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US partners paid Taliban over $10 million in taxes: SIGAR

1 hour 37 minutes ago

The U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction disclosed that U.S. cooperating institutions have paid over $10 million in taxes to the Taliban. These institutions disbursed $10.9 million to the Taliban for services such as water and electricity, customs taxes, etc., as stated by SIGAR in a report released on Monday, May 21. SIGAR investigated […]

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Lithuania urges citizens to avoid travel to Afghanistan amid security concerns

1 hour 57 minutes ago

Following the attack on foreign citizens in the Bamyan province, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has described the security situation in Afghanistan as “unstable” and urged its citizens not to travel to the country. The ministry issued a travel advisory on Tuesday, May 21, prohibiting Lithuanian citizens’ travel to Afghanistan. The Lithuanian Ministry […]

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200 tons of Uzbekistan aid arrives in Afghanistan for flood victims

2 hours 23 minutes ago

The Foreign Ministry of the Taliban announced that the Uzbekistan government is providing aid to the flood victims in Afghanistan and added that 200 tons of food and non-food items have arrived in Balkh. According to the statement released by the Ministry on its social media platform X, this aid includes flour, rice, oil, wheat, […]

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UN stresses support for clearing unexploded ordnance in Afghanistan

2 hours 47 minutes ago

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General expresses support for efforts to find a sustainable solution to clearing unexploded ordnance in Afghanistan. Jean-Pierre Lacroix stated that last year, 800 people died in explosions from mines and explosives in Afghanistan. The UN official announced his return from Afghanistan on Tuesday, May 21 on his social media page. Jean-Pierre […]

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US, UAE officials discuss UNSC Resolution implementation on Afghanistan

7 hours 46 minutes ago

Thomas West, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan, met with Lana Nusseibeh, the new Deputy Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates, on Monday. They emphasized the importance of joint cooperation in implementing UN Security Council Resolution 2721 and assisting the people of Afghanistan, particularly Afghan women. The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on […]

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US: Iran sought help over chopper crash killing Ebrahim Raisi

8 hours 7 minutes ago

Matthew Miller, the spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, says that the Iranian government had requested assistance from Washington following the crash of the aircraft carrying Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi, but due to logistical reasons, this assistance was not provided. The spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State made these statements on Monday during […]

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Purchasing power declined in Afghanistan amid extensive restrictions

8 hours 32 minutes ago

The World Bank reported in April of this year that Afghanistan’s inflation rate has decreased due to what is perceived as a decrease in people’s purchasing power. The Central Bank, under the control of the Taliban, indirectly confirmed this report, stating that the decrease in people’s purchasing power in Afghanistan is due to international sanctions. […]

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Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Kabul, Afghanistan

9 hours 3 minutes ago

Turkish Airlines has announced the resumption of its flights to Afghanistan after a three-year hiatus. The company stated in a press release that it will commence its flights to Kabul today, Tuesday, May 21. According to the announcement, Turkish Airlines will operate four flights per week from Kabul to Istanbul. Additionally, the state-controlled national television […]

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ICC arrest warrant for Netanyahu sparks wide reactions

9 hours 20 minutes ago

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday, May 20, accused senior Israeli officials and Hamas leaders of “crimes against humanity” and requested an arrest warrant for Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, and Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas, which has sparked widespread reactions from countries. In his initial response, […]

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Passport directorate grants priority to holders of visas for foreign countries

15 hours 24 minutes ago

The General Passport Directorate has announced that applicants with residency or visas for foreign countries other than Iran and Pakistan will be prioritized in the passport issuance process. In a message posted on its social media platform X, the Passport Directorate stated that these applicants can receive their passports without delay through the online passport […]

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Scott Miller warned Congress: Afghanistan situation would get ‘Very Bad, Very Fast’

15 hours 40 minutes ago

The former commander of US forces in Afghanistan warned Congress that he had repeatedly cautioned Biden about the “very bad” consequences of withdrawing from Afghanistan. Scott Miller told the House Foreign Affairs Committee, “I did not predict a bright future for Afghanistan after the withdrawal.” Scott Miller testified behind closed doors last month to the […]

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Explosion kills 1, injures 3 in Afghanistan’s Kandahar

15 hours 58 minutes ago

Sources in Kandahar province, which had previously confirmed explosions in the province, say that this explosion also resulted in casualties. According to a source, on Monday, May 20, an explosion occurred at the ‘Kabul Station’ in the central district of this province, resulting in several deaths and injuries. Mullah Asadullah Jamshid, spokesperson for the security […]

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Saudi King hospitalized due to lung infection

1 day 3 hours ago

The Saudi Royal Court has announced that King Salman bin Abdulaziz has been hospitalized due to a lung infection. On Sunday, May 19, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Saudi Arabia’s official news agency, reported that the king is being treated at the Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, citing a statement from the Royal Court. The Saudi […]

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Indian PM: Chabahar Pact important milestone; to connect Afghanistan and Central Asia

1 day 4 hours ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the contract to operate Iran’s strategic Chabahar port an important milestone. He stated that New Delhi will work to connect Afghanistan and Central Asia to promote trade and commerce. Recently, India and Iran signed a 10-year agreement to operate the Chabahar port. In an interview with an Indian media outlet, […]

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UNICEF: Polio vaccination in Afghanistan challenged by returning refugees

1 day 4 hours ago

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced that the return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan has made the polio vaccination campaign in the country more challenging. Stevan Lauwerier, head of the polio eradication program, called for increased efforts to eliminate polio among returning refugees from Pakistan during his visit to the Torkham border on […]

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Iran helicopter crash: five days of mourning for President Raisi

1 day 4 hours ago

The leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran has declared five days of national mourning following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi and his companions in an aviation accident yesterday. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, stated in his message regarding the death of Ebrahim Raisi, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and at […]

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Mohammad Mokhber, Iranian vice president assumes interim presidential duties

1 day 8 hours ago

Following the announcement of the death of Ebrahim Raisi, the president of Iran, in an aviation accident, the Iranian media have reported that the first Vice President, Mohammad Mokhber Dezfuli, will assume the presidential responsibilities until elections are held. Currently, Mohammad Mokhber is the First Vice President of Iran. The spokesperson for the Guardian Council […]

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UN Deputy discuss third Doha meeting with Taliban FM

1 day 9 hours ago

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced a meeting between the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting Foreign Minister. They discussed the upcoming third Doha meeting and its agenda, with Mr. Muttaqi emphasizing meaningful participation. Hafiz Zia, the Deputy Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated on his […]

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Flood victims in Ghor province face lack of shelter, drinking water, food

1 day 10 hours ago

A number of residents of Firozkoh City, the capital of Ghor province, say that due to the recent devastating floods, they have lost everything they own and are now facing numerous challenges. Allahdad, a resident of the Darah-Sheikhs village in Firozkoh, the capital of Ghor province, says, “The flood took away our entire life; now […]

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WFP identifies conflict as primary cause of global hunger crisis

1 day 10 hours ago

In a report, the World Food Programme identified conflicts as the main driver of severe hunger crises worldwide, emphasizing that 309 million people will face acute food insecurity in 2024. On Sunday, May 19, the organisation stated that 60% of hungry people live in conflict-affected areas. The World Food Programme has attributed climate change, conflicts, […]

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