SIGAR reacts to restrictions on Afghan women

AT News KABUL: The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) reacted to recent policy announced by the Taliban government following a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) about Taliban restricting women and girls’ sports activities and their access to medical services. Last week, the Ministry of Virtue and …

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10,000 Covid-19 cases, 650 deaths recorded in past 5 months

AT News KABUL: At least ten thousand Covid-19 cases and 650 deaths were reported in Afghanistan in the past five months. Taliban’s health minister Dr. Abdul Bari Omar said Saturday they had taken measures to check the spread of coronavirus and 8,000 to 12,000 people were administered vaccine on a daily basis. According to …

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Factories go dark due to power shortage in Kandahar

AT News KABUL: Many factories have been shut down in Kandahar province due to lack of electricity as Afghanistan is already suffering from power crisis. Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in mid-August, many electricity supply projects have been halted for the past four months. Officials at Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) said that the …

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Iran won’t recognize a non-inclusive Taliban government

AT News KABUL: Iran on Sunday said that Tehran will not recognize the current  government unless it is inclusive and represented by all Afghan people. The Iranian Ambassador Bahadur Aminian has said Tehran might persuade other countries to recognize the Afghan government if the Islamic Emirate brings reforms to its governance …

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India supplies Afghanistan with half a million Covaxin doses

AT News KABUL: India’s Bharat Biotech on Monday informed that India has supplied another batch of humanitarian assistance consisting of 5,00,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin to Afghanistan. Taking to Twitter, Bharat Biotech said, “Today, India supplied the next batch of humanitarian assistance consisting of 5,00,000 doses of COVID vaccine (COVAXIN) to Afghanistan. The same was handed over …

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28,500 children killed in Afghanistan since 2005: UNICEF

AT News KABUL: Over 28,000 children have been killed in conflicts since 2005 in Afghanistan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday in a press release. According to UNICEF, Afghanistan has the highest number of verified child casualties since 2005: “Afghanistan, for example, has the highest number of …

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India to send wheat, medical supplies to Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: India on Saturday supplied 5,00,000 doses of the Covaxin vaccine to Afghanistan, the second tranche of humanitarian aid to the war-torn country after its takeover by the Taliban. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the consignment of vaccine doses was handed over to the Indira Gandhi …

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US identifies suicide bomber behind Kabul airport attack

AT News KABUL: Four months after an Islamic State suicide bomber killed scores of people, including 13 American service members, outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, U.S. and foreign intelligence officials have pieced together a profile of the assailant. Military commanders say they are using that information to focus on …

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