The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on Wednesday called for urgent protection and assistance for tens of thousands of civilians displaced by the recent escalation of violence in Helmand province.
At least 15 Afghans, many of them elderly women, were killed and more than a dozen injured in a stampede in Jalalabad in Nangarhar province while waiting for visas from the Pakistan consulate, officials said Wednesday.
The Peshawar High Court (PHC) in Pakistan on Friday placed 10 Afghan children into the custody of the Afghan consulate after ascertaining the minors had been smuggled into Pakistan.
Mir Rahman Rahmani, Speaker of the House of Representatives, praised the top three passers of national university entrance exam (also Kankor), after hosting them at a ceremony in his office Monday morning, said Wolesi Jirga Press Office in a statement.
Adela Raz, Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations said in a tweet Tuesday that Afghanistan has won a seat at the United Nations Commission on Status of Women.
The Ministry of Public Health announced Sunday that 46 new positive coronavirus cases were registered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number to 37,999 in Afghanistan.
Facebook on Wednesday banned about 900 pages and groups and 1,500 ads tied to the pro-Trump conspiracy theory QAnon, as part of a drive to limit the spread of the dangerous ideology online.
Local officials said that the perpetrators fled the area and investigations are underway.
Clash between residents of Khwaja Ghar district of Takhar province and Taliban left three civilians killed and three others wounded.
Eleven Afghan Sikhs are expected to leave Kabul on Sunday for India, after being granted visas by the Indian government.