TimeLine Layout

May, 2021

  • 17 May

    Parliament wants US to assess Afghanistan situation pre-withdrawal

    AT News KABUL: The lawmakers call on the United States and NATO-member countries to evaluate the security situation in Afghanistan prior to pull out their troops. “We respect the decision for unconditioned foreign withdrawal, but we demand they evaluate the situation in Afghanistan before their military withdrawal,” lawmaker Mir Haidar …

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  • 17 May

    Parts of Ghani-Abdullah political deal yet to be implemented

    AT News KABUL: A political deal signed between President Ghani and his then rival Abdullah to end the tensions that had led the country to a crisis, has not been fully implemented yet. Ghani and Abdullah were the frontrunners of the 2019 presidential race. Ghani was declared as the winner …

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  • 17 May

    Ghani to visit Washington in near future, say government officials

    AT News KABUL: Sources in government say that President Ashraf Ghani plans to go to the United States in the near future, however, according to the sources, Ghani has not received any invitation from the US officials, but added that he might leave Kabul for Washington in the few coming …

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  • 17 May

    Contrasts in Ghani, Mohib statements over U.S. withdrawal

    AT News KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani’s security adviser has recently said that Afghanistan preferred the presence of the American forces for a few more years. National Security Advisor, Hamdullah Mohib made the remarks in an interview with the CBS News. His remarks revealed a contradiction with Ghani’s speech who had …

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  • 17 May

    65 Taliban fighters killed in series of nationwide military offensives

    AT News KABUL: The Afghan security forces have killed at least 65 Taliban insurgents in a series of military offensives across the country in the last 24 hours, the defense authorities said on Monday. Another 36 Taliban insurgents were wounded in the latest military stings, the ministry of defense said …

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  • 17 May

    Bombing plot foiled in Kabul

    AT News KABUL: A potential bombing in the most crowded area that could wreak casualties, has been thwarted by the Kabul police. A planted mine in Kot-e-Sangi, the most jam-packed area in the PD 5th of Kabul city, was discovered and defused, Kabul Police Press Disk said in a statement. …

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  • 17 May

    Daily COVID-19 Infections; 221 cases, six deaths

    AT News KABUL: Afghanistan has recorded 221 new cases of coronavirus and six deaths around the country in the past 24 hours, said the Ministry of Public Health on Monday. The total tally since the outbreak of the epidemic has reached 63,819 cases nationwide. The new cases were reported positive …

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  • 17 May

    Editorial: Ceasefire, the hidden face of violence

    During the three-day national ceasefire for Eid, the blood of innocent Afghans kept bleeding – the hope for at least three days of calmness faded away after an explosive device placed inside a mosque in Kabul detonated on the second day of truce that killed at least 12 worshippers. The …

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  • 17 May

    Faryab Governor introduced in military compound as protestors shut office

    AT News KABUL: The new governor of the northern Faryab province, Mohammad Daud Laghmani was purportedly introduced in a military compound after the residents staged rallies on the provincial capital city to prevent Laghmani from going to office. A source, talking on condition of anonymity, said that the residents surrounded …

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  • 17 May

    Eight civilians killed in Ghazni, Logar attacks

    AT News KABUL: Local sources in the provinces of Ghazni and Logar reported the death of seven civilians who lost their lives in security incidents. According to some officials in Ghazni, four civilians were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Khwaja Omari district of the province. The source said …

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