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Curfew in Kabul to Contain Spread of Coronavirus

Curfew in Kabul to Contain Spread of Coronavirus

KABUL – The government announced to impose a three-week-long curfew in the capital Kabul on Friday, effective from Saturday aimed to contain the spread of coronavirus. To prevent the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, all administrations, schools, universities, educational centers, public baths, parks, swimming pools, wedding halls, markets, and other …

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Taliban Team to Visit Kabul for Talks on Prisoners

Taliban Team to Visit Kabul for talks on prisoners

KABUL – A 15-member negotiating envoy led by Nooruddin Turabi, head of prisoners commission of the Taliban, has been set to visit Kabul on Saturday. According to sources close to the Taliban, the envoy will enter Kabul with the help of the Red Crescent and will negotiate with the government …

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UNAMA Urges All Parties to Work for a Ceasefire

UNAMA Urges All Parties to Work for a Ceasefire

KABUL – UNAMA on Wednesday issued a statement urging all parties to further reduce levels of violence, protect civilians, and work towards a ceasefire. UNAMA echoes Monday’s call by the Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, for a global ceasefire, so that the necessary focus and resources can be provided to combating the …

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Ghani Prepares List of 20 Delegates, SMP Disapproves It

Ghani Prepares List of 20 Delegates, SMP Disapproves It

KABUL – Ashraf Ghani finalized a list of 20 delegates to negotiate with the Taliban on Wednesday, while Afghanistan’s State Minstry for Peace (SMP) disapproved it. The list prepared by Ghani included the following names: Masoom Stanikzai; Zakia Wardak; Dr. Shahla Farid; Mohammad Natiqi; Hafiz Mansour; Nader Nadery; Abdul Matin …

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The Attack on Sikh Temple in Kabul Widely Condemned

Attack on Sikh Temple in Kabul Widely Condemned

KABUL – The attack on a Sikh temple in Kabul that killed 25 people and injured 8 others was widely condenmned by neighboring states and international organizations. In a statement, Pakistan condemned the assault and said there could be no justification for such an attack. Pakistan’s Foreign Office statement expressed …

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Ghani and Abdullah are Playing with Fire: US Diplomat

Ghani and Abdullah are Playing with Fire, US Diplomat

KABUL – While the enemies of Afghanistan are watching, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah are playing with fire, a top US diplomat said anonymously. Referring to a recent failed mediation effort between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the US diplomat was quoted …

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Attack on Sikh Temple in Kabul Kills 25

Armed Men Attack Sikh Temple in Kabul

KABUL – A number of armed men attacked a Sikh temple in Kabul city Wednesday morning, killed 25 people and wounded 8 others. The attack was carried out inside a Sikh temple in Shor Bazar area of Kabul city by a group of militants. Tariq Arian, a spokesperson for the …

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