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UN reviews Palestine’s request for full membership

3 months 1 week ago

The United Nations Security Council has referred the case of Palestine’s request for full membership in the organization to the UN Membership Committee, with the expectation that the 19-member committee will decide on Palestine’s full membership in April of this year. Al Jazeera reported that Vanessa Freizer, Malta’s ambassador and current president of the Security […]

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US largest contributor to WHO in Afghanistan: Decker

3 months 1 week ago

Karen Decker, a US Chargé d’Affaires for Afghanistan, emphasized on the occasion of World Health Day that her country is the “largest” supporter of the World Health Organization in Afghanistan, especially for women and girls. Ms. Decker announced on Sunday, April 7th, through a post on the assistance provided by the United States to support […]

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UN: Process underway to appoint special representative for Afghanistan

3 months 1 week ago

The spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General says that the process of appointing a special representative for Afghanistan is underway. Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, said on Monday, April 8th, during a press briefing in response to journalists’ questions about the timing of appointing a UN special representative for Afghanistan, that if progress […]

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Women’s economic participation in Afghanistan ranks 178th in World Bank report

3 months 1 week ago

Written By: Tabasum Nasiry The World Bank, in its latest report on the status of women in the economy and business, has declared that women’s economic participation in Afghanistan ranks higher than in countries such as Iran, Yemen, and Palestine, placing at 178th position. The 182-page report recently published by the World Bank assesses women’s […]

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Journalist Protection Committee calls for lift of Facebook ban in Afghanistan

3 months 1 week ago

Simultaneously with the reports of restricting access to Facebook in Afghanistan, which surfaced recently, the Committee to Protect Journalists based in the United States called on the Taliban government to reverse this decision. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Tuesday, April 9th, responded with the dissemination of newsletters regarding the reports of the ban […]

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Supreme Court in Afghanistan announces release of over 2,800 prisoners for Eid ul-Fitr

3 months 2 weeks ago

The Taliban Supreme Court announced on Monday, April 8th, that 2,855 prisoners have been released across Afghanistan in honour of Eid ul-Fitr. The court stated in a newsletter that the sentences of 1,420 other prisoners have also been reduced. The newsletter further added that these prisoners were freed from prisons upon the orders of Hibatullah […]

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Afghanistan Central Bank declares online currency exchange ‘prohibited’

3 months 2 weeks ago

The central bank under Taliban control has announced that it has not issued any licenses for online currency exchange activities to any individual or company, and their activities are illegal. In an announcement, the bank has urged the public and companies to refrain from dealing with online currency exchanges. According to the statement, the prohibition […]

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Ministry of Industry and Trade bans production and use of laundry Vaseline in Afghanistan

3 months 2 weeks ago

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has warned citizens against using laundry Vaseline, as according to the ministry, its use leads to “various skin diseases, allergies, and other chronic conditions. It said on Monday, April 8th, the ministry cautioned manufacturers of laundry Vaseline to refrain from its production, stating that legal action would be taken […]

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Over 24,000 Herat families still homeless 6 months after earthquake: UN

3 months 2 weeks ago

The Coordination Office for Humanitarian Assistance of the United Nations announced that 24,800 Herati families affected by the earthquake are living in tents and temporary shelters. This UN-affiliated body emphasized in a statement on its social media platform X that the earthquake-affected families in Herat should not be forgotten. According to the statistics of this […]

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Handicraft companies: Job applicants outnumber buyers

3 months 2 weeks ago

Companies and handicraft stores say that despite the recent boom in women’s handicrafts, the number of applicants for work is higher than the number of buyers of these products. The work chain of these stores is intertwined with the hands of anonymous women and artists who, after receiving raw materials including pieces and threads, deliver […]

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Abbas Karimi represents Afghanistan in World Para swimming championships

3 months 2 weeks ago

Abbas Karimi, a renowned swimmer from Afghanistan, is participating in the upcoming World Para Swimming Championships, which will be hosted by the United States. The competition is scheduled to take place on April 11th of the current year and Karimi will compete in the 50-meter butterfly, 50-meter freestyle, and 50-meter backstroke events. Karimi’s participation in […]

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Over 90 killed in Mozambique boat sinking

3 months 2 weeks ago

Local authorities in Mozambique have announced that more than 90 people, including children, have lost their lives due to a boat sinking off the northern shores of the country. According to Agence France-Presse, officials of the country stated on Sunday, April 7th, that the boat, carrying nearly 130 people, encountered trouble while trying to reach […]

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Explosion in Balochistan, Pakistan leaves 2 dead and 5 injured

3 months 2 weeks ago

Security officials in Pakistan have confirmed that following an explosion in the Balochistan province of the country, two individuals have been killed, and five others have been wounded. According to reports from Pakistani media, the incident occurred on Sunday evening in the “Khuzdar” area, the capital of Quetta, Balochistan province. Authorities stated that the explosion […]

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Amrullah Saleh to Elon Musk: Hope my account isn’t denied blue tick due to Pakistan pressure

3 months 2 weeks ago

Former Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh says that X formerly known as Twitter has rejected his request for a blue tick verification symbol for his account on this platform. Saleh Criticizes X Owner Elon Musk, Fears Political Activities and Pakistan Pressure Could Lead to Blue Tick Denial Saleh wrote to Elon Musk, stating that while […]

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Islamabad pressures Afghan Taliban, stressing similar threats of ISIS and TTP: Pakistani media

3 months 2 weeks ago

According to Pakistani media, Pakistan seeks to convince world countries that groups like the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) pose a threat to all nations, not just Pakistan. The Express Tribune reported that Islamabad hopes that countries take the TTP threat seriously and exert pressure on the Afghan Taliban. The Pakistani officials, in a meeting with foreign […]

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Iran to release four environmental activists jailed on espionage charges

3 months 2 weeks ago

The Islamic Republic of Iran has recently announced that four environmental activists, including Niloufar Bayani, Sepideh Kashani, Taher Qadirian, and Houman Jokar, have been pardoned in Iran on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr. Iranian state media reported on Monday, April 8th, that these environmental activists, each of whom had spent more than five years in […]

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Taliban erects Kandahar Mosque walls amid potential ISIS threat to Hibatullah Akhundzada

3 months 2 weeks ago

According to local media reports, the Taliban is constructing security walls or T-walls around the Eidgah Mosque in Kandahar due to concerns about security threats from potential ISIS attacks during Eid ul-Fitr prayers. Videos show the Taliban constructing security walls around the Eidgah Mosque in Kandahar due to concerns that Hibatullah Akhundzada, the group’s supreme […]

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Restricting Facebook aims to filter controversial ads: Ministery Spokesperson

3 months 2 weeks ago

After the statements made by the Acting Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology of the Taliban administration, indicating the completion of a policy to restrict or block Facebook, the spokesperson for this ministry says that this action aims to filter out advertisements contrary to norms and beliefs. Enayatullah Alkozai, the spokesperson for the Ministry of […]

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Two thousand Afghan prisoners will be released on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr

3 months 2 weeks ago

The Taliban authorities have announced that they will release two thousand prisoners across Afghanistan on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr. The Bakhtar News Agency, under Taliban control, reported on Sunday, April 7th, that Abdul Wali Mahmood, the deputy director of the Taliban’s court inspection department, said the process of identifying deserving prisoners for release continues. […]

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6 Pakistani security personnel killed overnight in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan: Army

3 months 2 weeks ago

The Pakistan Army announced that six security personnel were killed in overnight clashes in the Dara-e-Ismail Khan and Laki Marwat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. In a Sunday statement, April 7th, the army wrote that eight insurgents were killed in an armed confrontation with security forces during an intelligence operation in the Kot Sultan Kolachi […]

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