#Afghanistan

2 days ago.Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghanistan on Tuesday launched a COVID-19 vaccination campaign aimed at inoculating hundreds of thousands. (AP/PTI Photo/Representative)

  • Doctors, security personnel, and journalists were among the first volunteers to receive doses of COVID-19 vaccine
  • "This is a big opportunity for the people of Afghanistan," said Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
  • Officially, Afghanistan has recorded just 55,600 COVID-19 cases and about 2,430 deaths

3 days ago.Kabul, Afghanistan
Security personnel inspect the site of a bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP/PTI File Photo)

  • The video was from Kabul blast site on Sunday in which two people were killed and five others were wounded
  • The video, taken in the immediate aftermath, shows bodies bloodied and blackened lying on the asphalt
  • Two small children can be seen crying over an unconscious woman in the video that has sparked fresh outrage

5 days ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said Biden administration does not want Afghanistan to become a safe haven for terrorist groups. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@SecDef)

  • An agreement between the US and the Taliban called for a permanent ceasefire in Afghanistan
  • Currently, there are 2,500 US troops in Afghanistan
  • Lloyd Austin said the US is committed to a responsible and sustainable end to the war

17 Feburary.Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that the internal peace process indicated a long-standing political solution in the Asian nation. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • Nearly 3,500 troops from New Zealand, throughout the last 20 years, have been deployed in Afghanistan
  • Currently a total of six personnel are deployed in its mission to Afghanistan
  • NATO Secretary General Jens Soltenberg said earlier this week that the group was not considering a withdrawl right now

16 Feburary.Kabul, Afghanistan
The war in Afghanistan and withdrawal plans are expected to be among the most pressing issues discussed during an upcoming NATO summit. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Taliban called for the Americans to stick to the agreement ironed out in Qatar last year
  • The agreement paved the way for ongoing peace talks between the Taliban and the Kabul government
  • Pentagon has accused the Taliban of not fulfilling promises that include reducing attacks

11 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo credit: File)

  • The Prime Minister took to Twitter to thank Afghan artist Hamdullah Arbab, who had posted a portrait of him 
  • The Prime Minister signed off his post with "Long live Afghan-Indian friendship!"
  • India and Afghanistan recently signed a deal for building a dam to supply water to Kabul city

10 Feburary.Kabul, Afghanistan
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/AP/PTI)

  • Police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz told reporters that two people were killed and one was wounded 
  • Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said that one of those killed was a district police chief in Kabul
  • The violence comes a day after militants shot dead four government employees in an ambush in Kabul

6 Feburary.Washington D.C., DC, USA
A member of Taliban negotiation delegation at the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • 'I see it as a withdrawal agreement with no elements of peace,' former Pakistani diplomat Husain Haqqani said
  • Haqqani said that the definition of peace for the Taliban is very different from that of the US
  • The US had agreed to withdraw 12,500 troops within 14 months as part of the deal signed with the Taliban

5 Feburary.Kunduz, Afghanistan
Despite peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government, the former has failed to comply with peace settlements. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • The attack was initiated by the Taliban fighters
  • An attempt was made by the Taliban to recapture the strategic city situated near the Tajikistan border
  • The new Joe Biden government will be reviewing the US-Taliban deal in the wake of surging violence

4 Feburary.New York, NY, USA
ISIL-K faces challenges in its ability to seize and hold significant territory in several Afghanistan provinces, the UN report said. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • The UN report said that the ISIS has 1,000-2,200 fighters in Afghanistan spread across several provinces
  • The Haqqani network is one of Afghanistan’s most experienced and sophisticated insurgent organisations
  • Antonio Guterres said that in conflict zones, terrorists have maintained their ability operate despite the pandemic