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Deadly blast rocks Afghanistan’s Bagram district

At least two children were killed and several others wounded in an explosion near Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul.

‘Afghanistan not to pose threat to other countries’

Acting Afghanistan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi says the new government is exercising power over the whole country, and the Islamic Emirate-led government will not pose a threat to any country in the world.

Blast kills 9 minors in eastern Afghanistan

Nine children were killed and four others injured in an explosion near a school in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar.

Iran says to transfer wheat, vaccines to Afghanistan

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says the Islamic Republic will help with transfer of aid including from other countries to Afghanistan in the form of wheat, medicine and Covid vaccine.

“90% of health centers at risk of closure in Afghanistan”

International Rescue Committee (IRC) has warned that up to 90 percent of health centers in Afghanistan might shut down by the end of this year.

Iran: Winter cold pushing more Afghans towards Iranian borders

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says winter cold has triggered an influx of Afghan refugees at Iran's eastern borders.

A dozen killed, many injured in Afghanistan floods avalanches

Heavy snow and rainfall that caused avalanches and floods in different provinces of Afghanistan, have so far claimed the lives of 11 people and wounded 23 more.

Afghanistan declares state of emergency over heavy snow and rainfall

The Taliban have declared a state of emergency following heavy snowfall and raining in many parts of the country.

UN warns tough winter makes things more difficult in Afghanistan

The United Nations’ Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says a tough winter in Afghanistan will further worsen living conditions for millions of people across the country.

ICRC renews alarm over Afghans’ dire situation

Eloi Fillion, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Afghanistan, has expressed grave concern over the unfolding situation in the war-ravaged country as winter chill sets in.

Afghans urge US to release frozen assets

Dozens of people took to the streets of Kabul on Sunday calling for the release Afghanistan’s assets blocked by the United States.

Panjshir residents protest ‘murder of a man by Taliban’

Hundreds of residents of Annaba district of Afghanistan’s Panjshir Province took to the streets protesting the killing of a young man they claimed was shot by the Taliban affiliates.

Marine rapping US chaotic Afghanistan exit discharged

An American Marine battalion commander who achieved renown for blasting the United States messy withdrawal from Afghanistan, was discharged days before Christmas.

Blast in Kabul kills one, wounding several people

A suicide bomber was killed at the gate of a passport office in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, while several others were injured in the explosion.

‘Turkey, Qatar agree to jointly operate Kabul Airport’

Turkey and Qatar have inked an agreement to jointly operate Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan, diplomatic sources told Anadolu News Agency on Thursday.

Afghan protesters call on US to release frozen assets

Hundreds of demonstrators marched towards the shuttered United States Embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, calling on Washington to release Afghanistan’s frozen assets.

US democrats urge Biden to unfreeze Afghan reserves

Tens of the US House Democrats have warned about "imminent mass starvation" in Afghanistan, calling on US President Joe Biden to open up access to the impoverished country’s economic reserves.

Turkey says likely to operate 5 Afghanistan airports

Turkey says it might operate five Afghan airports jointly with Qatar. Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made the announcement adding the decision follows talks in Doha and Kabul.

UN: Afghanistan economy in “free fall”

The United Nations has warned that by the middle of 2022, universal poverty in Afghanistan – reaching 97 per cent of the population – could be “the next grim milestone” in the war-torn country.

Iranian FM: Iran ready to help form inclusive govt. in Afghanistan

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has said Tehran is ready to cooperate with Afghanistan's neighbors, regional countries and the UN to pave the way for the establishment of an inclusive government in Afghanistan.

Iranian FM: Afghanistan crisis can be solved through inclusive government

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says the Islamic Republic believes lasting security and political and social stability in Afghanistan are in the best interests of the whole region.

UN lauds Iran for hosting millions of Afghan migrants

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has hailed Iran for hosting millions of Afghan migrants.

Establishment of all-inclusive govt. key to resolving Afghan crisis: Iran

Iran’s foreign minister has reiterated that the solution to the Afghanistan crisis is to establish a broad-based government there.

No US troops to be punished for Afghan deadly strike

No US military personnel will be reprimanded for the August drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children, two defense officials said Monday.

“Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis may cause 1m deaths in winter”

The International Crisis Group has warned that the ongoing humanitarian crisis and winter season will cause one million deaths if not addressed and sanctions are not lifted against Afghanistan.

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