Friday 18 September 2020 - 11:26
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The Afghan government has accepted a proposal to put mothers’ names on their children’s birth certificates, in a rare win for women’s rights activists in the deeply conservative country. Campaigners have for years pushed for women to be named on official documents including children’s birth certificates, which like Afghan identity documents carry only the name […] 5/09/2020 at 11:36

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Heavy flooding in northern and eastern Afghanistan has killed at least 100 people, as the deluge ravaged large parts of Charikar city, the capital of Parwan province, officials have said. Wahida Shahkar, spokeswoman for Parwan province, said on Wednesday the number of casualties may rise as rescue teams work to locate people buried under destroyed […] 27/08/2020 at 10:11

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Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday officially rolled out a program to distribute electronic ID cards and machine-readable passports for Afghans living in Iran. The ministry said in a statement Thursday morning that with ID cards and passports, Afghans in Iran will now be able to access “their rights and privileges”. “Resolving identification and […] 27/08/2020 at 10:08

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani pledged on Wednesday that the government will distribute food aid packages to 90 percent households in the country. Addressing a gathering during a visit to central Kapisa province, Ghani said that the aid will be distributed initially in districts and then in cities. “It will be the first time that the […] 9/07/2020 at 11:36

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The Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday reported 194 new positive cases in the past 24 hours out of 495 tests. The ministry also reported 22 deaths due to COVID-19 over the last 24 hours while 126 others have recovered. With this, the total COVID-19 cases in the country reached 33,384, the total deaths reached […] 7/07/2020 at 10:16

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The Ministry of Health says that 271 were tested positive for the Coronavirus in the past 24 hours. The coronavirus is now in its peak in Afghanistan, but the Ministry of Health has recently announced a declining number of people with the disease. After examining 761 samples, the Ministry of Health announced that 271 people […] 30/06/2020 at 12:12

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Afghanistan witnessed 34 Coronavirus death cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Public Health said. In a statement released on Sunday, the ministry said the cases were recorded in Kabul (8), Maidan Wardak (3), Kapisa (2), Takhar (2), Kandahar (1), and Logar (1). It brings the total fatalities to 737 in Afghanistan. It […] 28/06/2020 at 12:03

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The Ministry of Public Health said Monday that 310 new confirmed cases for Coronavirus have been registered in Afghanistan. According to the ministry, the cases – Kabul 166, Kandahar 37, Paktya 1, Nangarhar 3, Takhar 9, Bamyan 5, Baghlan 22, Logar 2, Kunduz 21, Parwan 3, Maidan Wardak 7, Helmand 9, Kunar 5, Badakhshan 11, […] 22/06/2020 at 11:19

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At least 12 people have died of the Coronavirus in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, bringing the total fatalities to 369, the Ministry of Public Health said. According to the ministry, seven people in Kabul, four people in Helmand, and one person died in Maidan Wardak provinces who were suffering COVID-19. Meanwhile, the ministry […] 8/06/2020 at 16:02

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The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in a statement issued late on Friday vowed a thorough probe into an incident in which three Afghan nationals were killed after their vehicle was shot by Iranian police in Yazd province in the center of Iran. Four others were wounded in the incident and some of them […] 6/06/2020 at 16:29