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Afghanistan mystified by dwindling foreign largesse

Washington doubles down on threats to cut aid in rebuke of warring Afghan leaders An enduring domestic political conflict is proving to be devastating for Afghanistan’s strategic milieu and a foreign aid which is the lifeline of our ailing economy and the more critical counterinsurgency campaign; the chaos of our …

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UN chief calls for Afghan ‘cease-fire’

AT News KABUL: The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls on the government of Afghanistan and Taliban to observe a cease fire at a time that the Corona virus is spreading in the country. Gutteres said Saturday that while war is intensifying in Afghanistan, the country’s government forms a delegation …

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Pakistan to temporarily reopen Afghan passageways

AT News KABUL: The government of Pakistan has agreed to temporarily reopen two passageways connecting the country with neighboring Afghanistan, officials in Islamabad confirmed on Saturday. Afghanistan imports nearly half of essentials such flour, rice and cooking oil from Pakistan via the Torkham way in the east and Boldak in …

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UN urges cease-fire amid uptick in violence

AT News KABUL: Given the mounting number of incidents this month in which civilians have been killed and injured in the Afghan conflict, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan urges all parties to further reduce levels of violence, to take all feasible measures to protect civilians and work towards a ceasefire …

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