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1 million Afghan children could die of malnutrition, warns UNICEF

1 million Afghan children could die of malnutrition, warns UNICEF

Kabul: An estimated one million Afghan children are projected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition over the course of this year and could die without treatment, the UN warned on Monday, the Anadolu Agency reported.  In a statement, reports said, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said around 10 million children across Afghanistan need humanitarian assistance […]

Karzai, Abdullah Meet Taliban Political Office Members in Kabul

Karzai, Abdullah Meet Taliban Political Office Members in Kabul

Kabul: Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, met with Taliban political office members on Saturday, the Tolonews reported.  Karzai and Abdullah met with Taliban political office members Maulawi Shahabuddin Delawari Delawar, Abdul Salam Hanafi, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Abdul Rahman Feda at Abdullah’s house in […]

Talks to Start After Taliban Leaders Arrive in Kabul: Hekmatyar

Talks to Start After Taliban Leaders Arrive in Kabul: Hekmatyar

Kabul: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of HIzb-e-Islami party, on Friday said that formal talks between the Afghan political leaders and the Taliban will start once the Taliban leaders arrive in Kabul. He said the recent meetings were informal meetings, the Tolonews reported.  Meanwhile, Mohammad Younus Qanooni, the former vice president of Afghanistan, warned the Taliban […]

19-year-old Afghan footballer, Zaki Anwari fell to death from US plane: Report

19-year-old Afghan footballer, Zaki Anwari fell to death from US plane: Report

Kabul: An Afghan footballer who played for the national youth team fell to his death after trying to cling to a US plane airlifting people out of Taliban-controlled Kabul, a sports federation has said.  The General Directorate of Physical Education and Sports of Afghanistan, a government institution that worked with sporting groups, confirmed the death […]

UAE says hosting Ghani on ‘humanitarian grounds’

UAE says hosting Ghani on ‘humanitarian grounds’

Abu Dhabi: The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in a statement on Wednesday said that “the UAE has welcomed President Ashraf Ghani and his family into the country on humanitarian grounds”, the Tolonews reported.  Social media users started a hashtag trend, calling on Interpol to arrest Ghani. The ambassador for the former […]

Afghan Embassy in Tajikistan demands arrest of Ashraf Ghani over ‘theft of public money’

Afghan Embassy in Tajikistan demands arrest of Ashraf Ghani over ‘theft of public money’

Dushanbe: The Afghanistan embassy in Tajikistan has demanded Interpol police to arrest former Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib and the former Chief Advisor to Ghani, Fazel Mahmood, the RIA news agency reported.  The arrest was demanded after Ashraf Ghani, Hamdullah Mohib and Fazel Mahmood Fazly were accused of theft of […]

Taliban announces amnesty, urges women to join government

Taliban announces amnesty, urges women to join government

Kabul: The Taliban has declared an “amnesty” across Afghanistan and urged women to join its government, trying to calm nerves across a tense capital city that only the day before saw chaos at its airport as thousands mobbed the city’s international airport in a desperate attempt to flee, the Al Jazeera reported.  Evacuation flights from […]

UNSC calls for an immediate end to violence and establishment of new government in Afghanistan

UNSC calls for an immediate end to violence and establishment of new government in Afghanistan

  United States: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called for an immediate cessation of all hostilities and the establishment of a new government in Afghanistan that is united, inclusive, and representative. The Security Council has expressed deep concerns over reported serious violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses in Afghanistan, the […]

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