Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Afghanistan News

Taliban accuse US of breaking its promises

The acting Afghan foreign minister has accused the United States of not following through on the commitments it made during the talks in Qatar’s Doha.

China: US plundering wealth of Afghanistan

China has criticized Washington's allocation of Afghan assets to compensate the victims of 9/11 attacks. Beijing says the richest country in the world is blatantly plundering the wealth of the poorest.

Karzai: Biden must hand Kabul assets over to Afghans

Former Afghan President attacked Joe Biden’s decision over freezing Afghan assets. Hamid Karzai stressed that the US president must retreat his decision and hand over the property of the Afghan people back to them.

Advocates call US freezing Afghan assets “theft”

Activists describe US President Joe Biden’s decision to seize the Afghan central bank’s funds in the United States as “theft”.

Many killed, injured in blast outside mosque in Afghanistan

At least eight people have been killed and 20 others wounded in an explosion in front of a mosque in Afghanistan’s northwestern Badghis Province on Friday, according to the Aamaj news agency.

UN $32mn in cash arrives in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Central Bank has announced that the United Nations’ batch of $32 million in cash arrived in Kabul on Tuesday.

EU eases sanctions on Afghanistan

European Union has eased its sanctions against Afghanistan to let humanitarian aid into the country. Afghanistan is going through a humanitarian crisis and over half of its population is starving.

Leaked documents show US failures in Afghanistan

Leaked notes from a White House Situation Room meeting the day before Kabul fell shed new light on just how unprepared the US administration was to evacuate Afghan nationals who'd helped Washington in its 20-year war.

UN: Dozens of ex-Afghan officials purportedly killed since Taliban takeover

The United Nations announced it has received “credible allegations” that more than 100 members of the ousted Afghan government, its security forces and those who worked with international troops have been killed since the Taliban took over on 15 August.

Afghan girl robotics team secure second place in Intl. competition

Afghanistan’s all-girls robotic team, known as the Afghan Dreamers", came in second place out of 88 countries in the “PCBe the Change” world competition sponsored by Upverter Education, Ardunio and the IPC Education Foundation.

UN chief warns Afghanistan ‘hanging by thread’

Afghanistan is "hanging by a thread", United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday. He called on the world countries to authorize all transactions needed to carry out humanitarian activities in the Taliban-ruled state.

Several killed, injured in Afghanistan blast

At least seven people have been killed and nine others wounded in a bomb blast on a minibus in the western Afghan city of Heart.

More than two dozen killed in Afghanistan earthquake

At least 26 people have been killed in an earthquake hitting western Afghanistan, officials announced.

Afghan journalists say unable to cover stories independently

National Union of Afghanistan Journalists reported 95 percent of the country’s media staff have the problem of access to information and cannot cover stories independently.

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.

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