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Woman found dead in Kandahar

AT News KABUL: A dead body of a woman with a peeled face and head was found in Kandahar, police officials said on Wednesday. The residents have found her in Aino Mina, Police Spokesman Jamal Naser Barekzai said. The scene showed a woman dead body lying in the ground with …

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10 people die of COVID-19 in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: At least 10 patients have lost their lives battling the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Wednesday. The death tolls jumped to 1,436 since the pandemic outbreak started in the country months ago. 40 new positive coronaviruses were also recorded …

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2 dead in terrorist bombing in Takhar

AT News KABUL: At least two civilians were killed and 12 others received injuries when a motorbike bombing went off in Kalafgan district of northern Takhar province, security officials said Wednesday. The target of the blast was the police chief, Khair Mohammad Timor, according to police. Police said that a …

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Afghanistan wins seat at UN Commission on Women

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan won a seat at the United Nations Commission on Status of Women for a four-year term, said Afghan embassy to the UN. Afghan Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Adela Raz, called the membership of the commission a “historic victory”. This is the first …

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First-half imports from Pakistan drop 44%

AT News KABUL: New trade figures show record lower Afghanistan imports from Pakistan of goods plunging by 44 percent year on year during first half of this year, because of the pandemic lockdowns and closure of trade gates by Pakistan. “Afghanistan’s imports from Pakistan dropped drastically, all due to Pakistan …

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Afghanistan records 43 new COVID-19 cases

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan has recorded 43 new coronavirus positive cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 38,815 across the country. The Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday said that out of 232 suspected samples, 43 were positive—29 cases were recorded in Herat, five in Balkh, …

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China mulls including Afghanistan in $62b CPEC

AT News KABUL: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is expected to be a game changer in South Asia. As part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), CPEC is a $62 billion infrastructure development project, in which Afghanistan would likely be part of it. This project is aimed to …

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Khalilzad appreciates Pakistan’s role in facilitating intra-Afghan talks

AT News KABUL: The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad during his visit to Islamabad thanked and appreciated Pakistan for its important role in facilitating the start of the Afghanistan Peace Negotiations in Doha on September 12. “US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited …

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