March 08, 2021

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  • Behind the curtain; what Khalilzad delivered to Afghan politicians

    Khalilzad

    A shadow of new assumptions began to cast over the future of Afghan talks as the Democrat candidate Joe Biden won the 2020 US presidential elections. A beacon of hope began to shine in the Afghan presidential palace that was not at ease with Trump’s policy on the Afghan peace…

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  • Three female media workers killed in Nangarhar

    Taliban red unti fighters killed in Nangarhar

    Three female workers of a local television channel were killed in two separate attacks in the eastern city of Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar Province, a local security source said on Tuesday, March 02. Kabul Now’s reporter confirmed that two employees of Enikass TV were killed on Tuesday afternoon in…

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  • NATO reiterates commitment to support Afghan security forces

    NATO SG Stoltenberg

    NATO remains committed to supporting the Afghan security forces in their fight against terrorism, NATO’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in a phone conversation with President Ghani late yesterday, Friday, February 19. This comes a day after Stoltenberg wrote on Twitter that they had not made a “final decision” in the…

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  • Wakhanis living in the shadow of oblivion

    Wakhan - Badakhshan

    For Abdul Majid Deljo life in the  Wakhan corridor is a harsh day-to-day challenge for survival. The inhabitants of this snowcapped peak depend on livestock and agriculture for a living. Communication, health, education, and road infrastructures are almost zero in Wakhan. The mortality rate among Wakhani mothers is high. In…

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  • Findings: under-trained ICU practitioners raised risk of death in Covid-19 care centers

    Ventilators-Covid-19

    As the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread across the country, Afghan health management, with the help of World Health Organization (WHO), took initiative to train and prepare health workers for challenges related to Covid-19 disease. As part of the initiative, the Afghan ministry of public health undertook training programs for…

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  • Pres. Ghani forces Amin Ahmadi to quit peace talks: source

    Talk to negotiators; Amin Ahmadi

    President Ghani has asked Mohammad Amin Ahmadi, a prominent member of the negotiation team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, to quit the Doha talks and come back to Kabul, a credible source told Kabul Now. The source, who talked on condition of anonymity, said that Mr. Ahmadi is likely…

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  • ANA will create battalion in Bamyan as violence intensifies

    Bamyan

    The Afghan National Army will create a battalion structure in the central Bamyan province, said a press statement issued by Bamyan governor office on Wednesday, February, 03. Sayed Anwar Rahmati, the governor of Bamyan, in his meeting with Afghanistan’s chief of army staff, Yasin Zia, proposed foundation of a battalion…

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  • The wound of war: displacement and desperate search for bread

    Kandahar city- Abdul Baqi

    “Move if you are standing, stand up if you are sitting. Come here, hurry up!” Abdul Baqi, 47, listened to a voice message sent by his niece, Ahmadullah. Having offered his morning prayer, Baqi was inside a mosque in Kandahar city as he caught the trembling voice of his niece…

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  • Behsud case to be investigated   

    Behsud case to be investigated

    As many as ten people were killed and dozen others were wounded last Friday, January 29, after policemen, commanded by Maidan Wardak Police Chief Allahdad Fedaee, opened fire at people gathered in a peaceful protest held in Behsud district of Maidan Wardak province. A Government official in Kabul was quick…

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  • On frontline of Covid-19; health workers tell their stories   

    Fighters against Covid-19

    Many Afghans started to fear the fatal outcome of then a less-known virus as the pandemic coronavirus hit Afghanistan’s western Herat city. A growing poverty, an already overburdened health infrastructure, and poor government service pushed the already desperate many Afghan families to labyrinth of concern and confusion. A growing fear…

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