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Officials Summoned by Wolesi Jirga Over Iran Incidents

Officials called by Wolesi Jirga over Iran incidents

KABUL – In a report, the International Relations Committee of the House of Representatives (Wolesi Jirga) summoned officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Immigration and criticized them of incompetence and neglect for not addressing the mistreatment and drowning of Afghan immigrants in Iran. According to …

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Pakistan Supports Sustainable Peace in Afghanistan: Alvi

Pakistan supports sustainable peace in Afghanistan, Alvi

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi at a ceremony in Islamabad on Wednesday said his country supports sustainable peace in Afghanistan and wants to maintain good relations with its neighbor. The ceremony was for the distribution of ration packs among Afghan refugees, according to APP. Pakistan’s First Lady Samina Alvi, …

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Afghan Refugees in Pakistan to Receive Cash Assistance

Afghan refugees in Pakistan to receive cash assistance

KABUL – Pakistan’s Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) along with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with the Pakistan Post Office Department, on Tuesday, announced cash assistance for Afghan refugee families impacted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Pakistan. The grant is similar …

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Ghani and Zarif Discuss Coronavirus, Political Situation on Phone

Ghani Zarif Discuss Coronavirus political situation on phone

KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani and Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif spoke with each other on phone on Tuesday, discussing the coronavirus outbreak, return of refugees and political situation. During the call, Zarif assured that his country would provide free health services to Afghan refugees suffering from coronavirus, according to …

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Afghan Refugees May Face Humanitarian Crisis: Pakistan

Afghan refugees may face humanitarian crisis, Pakistan

KABUL – Pakistan on Sunday warned the international community over the developing “humanitarian crisis” among Afghan refugees amid coronavirus lockdown. Pakistan’s Minister for States and Frontier Regions Shehryar Khan Afridi told reporters that Pakistan was rolling out a special relief package for Afghan refugees “despite financial difficulties faced by the …

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Thousands of Afghans Return from Iran Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Thousands of Afghans Return from Iran Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

HERAT – Iran’s worsening coronavirus outbreak is driving some of the country’s millions of Afghan migrants and refugees to return to Afghanistan at dramatically increased rates, according to a UN migration body. In a Tuesday report, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said the number of Afghans returning to Afghanistan …

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Turkish Envoy to France Meets French EU Minister


PARIS – Turkish Ambassador to France Ismail Hakki Musa met with French Minister of State for European Affairs Amélie de Montchalin on Monday and discussed Turkey’s relations with the European Union, the migration crisis and developments in the Syrian province of Idlib. Musa told Anadolu news agency that he had …

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Europe ‘Will Feel’ New Refugee Wave: Erdogan


ANKARA – A new humanitarian crisis has been identified by the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan as thousands of Syrians escape renewed bombing in Idlib. Yet he cautioned that Turkey “will not bear such a migrant burden on its own.” On Sunday, Erdogan said his country could not accommodate a …

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