Monitoring Desk HELMAND: The case of the murder of four members of a family in Helmand province by the British special forces, which is now on trial in the UK’s high court, was brought by the members of the family who want a deep investigation into the incident. The case is receiving new attention because…

Read More

Monitoring Desk HEART: More than 100 orphans in Herat who lost their parents in the war do not have identification cards. The government does not issue birth certificates to these children due to their not having parents. Most of these children have been denied access to school due to the lack of identity cards. These…

Read More

KABUL (TOLOnews): President Ashraf Ghani, addressing the nation on Eid on Friday, ordered the release of 500 Taliban prisoners in response to the group’s three-day ceasefire announcement, and said he hoped the truce will extend. Ghani said the 500 prisoners are not part of the list given to the Afghan government by the Taliban and…

Read More

LOGAR (BBC News): At least 17 people have been killed in Afghanistan in a powerful car bomb blast in Logar province. The explosion came on the eve of a ceasefire declared by the Taliban during the festival of Eid. The Taliban have denied responsibility for the attack, while the Islamic State has not yet commented.…

Read More

KABUL (TOLOnews): Faraidoon Khawzon, a spokesman for Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation said that the structure of the council will be completed in the next few days, however, he did not specify the names of those who will be working alongside Abdullah in the council. In reaction, a number…

Read More

HELMAND (TOLOnews): Local officials in Helmand province, in southern Afghanistan, have said that Al Qaeda has a strong presence in the province’s districts alongside the Durand Line and in border areas between Afghanistan and Iran. Helmand’s governor said that their information indicates that Al Qaeda and other foreign fighters have established camps and are training…

Read More

KABUL (Pajhwok): The State Ministry for Peace Affairs purchased food for a single guest for 2,500 afghanis while the same package at the same restaurant is served for 1,473afs, Pajhwok Afghan News learned reliably. An official letter, a copy of which is available with Pajhwok Afghan News, shows Shamsuddin Usmani, head of the President Special…

Read More

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News has learned reliably that 1.1 million afghanis additional amount has been paid while purchasing 34 items for the Covid-19 hospital in northern Kunduz province. The government has allocated 100 million afghanis for fighting Coivd-19 pandemic in Kunduz but so far 18 million afs have been spent and 39 million…

Read More

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Afghans offered prayers marking the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha Friday as a three-day ceasefire between Taliban and government forces began, with many hoping the truce will lead to peace talks and the end of nearly two decades of conflict. A car bomb that killed at least 17 people in the country’s…

Read More