09 August 2020

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Sunday August 9, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Kuwait‘s Civil Aviation Administration said on Saturday that weekly flights to Frankfurt and Kabul will be operating to gradually activate departures to and from the countries.
Head of the Flight Administration Abdullah Al-Rajhy said in a press statement that the German aviation company Lufthansa will be managing flights from Frankfurt airport to Kuwait International Airport with one flight every week based on guidelines of the German authorities.
Al-Rajhy added, the Afghan aviation company will begin operations with weekly flights from Kabul airport to KIA, centered on the Afghani peopleآ‘s needs to travel based on health parameters.

Friday August 7, 2020
MAHMOUD RAQI CITY (BNA) Three local up-risers supporting government including their commander were martyred following Taliban attack in Kapisa province the night before last.
Spokesman of Kapisa police chief told BNA correspondent, a group of Taliban militants carried out attack on local up-risers’ security shell in Sayan region, Tagab district of the province, as a result three local up-risers including their commander were martyred.
Three civilians including a woman were wounded during the attack as well, the source added.

Friday, 07 August 2020 04:41

Ten Armed Oppositions Kill in Ghazni

Friday August 7, 2020
GHAZNI CITY (BNA) As many as 10 terrorists were killed and six more were wounded during conflicts with Afghan security forces in central Ghazni province the night before last.
The clashes took place, while a group of Taliban fighters stormed on Afghan security forces’ checkpoints in Gaylan district of the province.
Tandar army corps by releasing a statement reported, six anti-government militias were killed and six more were wounded following the clashes.
According to another report, four insurgents were killed in Afghan security forces’ ambush in Ghazni city.
The rebels were busy on organizing a series of terrorists and destructive activities that targeted by Afghan security forces.

Friday August 7, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, have announced the launch of the 2020 application process for a scholarship for Afghan women to study in Uzbekistan.
Afghan women with high school diploma wishing to enhance their professional skills via Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme in agronomy will be awarded educational grants.
The main selection criteria include basic knowledge of English, the fundamentals of biology and chemistry, as well as successful completion of a written English test and interviews with members of the Selection Committee.
The scholarship covers tuition fee, accommodation, travel and monthly stipends in Uzbekistan.
The scholarship programme is funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP. It is a new cross-border initiative that provides an opportunity for Afghan women to study at Central Asian universities and thus to enhance their skills and re-invent themselves professionally.
The application process will last until August 15, 2020 and comprises three stages. To find out about the programme and all the details related to the application process, please follow this link: https://edu.uz/en/pages/afghan_women_TVET_grants

Friday August 7, 2020
Kabul (BNA) MTN, Africa’s telecommunications giant has announced plans to exit the Middle East market after several headwinds including new allegations of aiding militant groups in Afghanistan.
MTN made the announcement today as it delivered strong financial results for the six months to June.
Groups chief executive Rob Shuter said that as part of the review of the portfolio, the group believed it was best served to focus on its pan-African strategy and to simplify its portfolio by exiting the Middle East region in an orderly manner over the medium-term.
“The Middle East assets contributed less than 4 percent to group earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (Ebitda) in the first half,” said Shuter.
Shuter said as part of this process MTN was in advanced discussions to sell its 75 percent stake in MTN Syria to TeleInvest. MTN’s Middle East portfolio includes Syria, Afghanistan, and Yemen.
MTN also announced solid financial results for the six months ended June including revenue growth of 9.4 percent and Ebitda growth of 10.9 percent.
“MTN delivered strong results for the period against the backdrop of difficult trading conditions, exacerbated by the unprecedented socio and macroeconomic challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic,” Shuter said.
Subscribers increased by 10.6 million to 261.5 million during the period under review and group reached a significant milestone in surpassing the 100 million mark of active data users.
MTN recorded 38.3 million Mobile Money (MoMo) users and in Nigeria added 114 000 agents to reach 222 000 registered agents.

Friday August 7, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree on sending humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, Trend reports with reference to Turkmenistan’s State News Agency.
The humanitarian aid will contain sets of a real-time polymerase chain reaction (Real-time PCR) systems.
The order instructs the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan to prepare the cargo, and the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall ensure its dispatch and delivery.
In line with another president’s decree, signed earlier, the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Protection of Turkmenistan and the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan donated food products to Afghanistan.
Turkmenistan and Afghanistan cooperate in trade and economic, fuel and energy, transport and communication spheres. The construction of Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India Pipeline (TAPI) pipeline, high-voltage power transmission line and fiber-optic communication along the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan route are some of the projects the countries collaborate on.
The countries also carry out transit and transport projects. One of them is Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey transit and transport corridor that expands economic and trade ties between States of Central and South Asia and Europe.

Thursday August 6, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 67 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Afghanistan in the last 24 hours.
According to BNA report, four patients of COVID-19 lost their lives and within the last 24 hours.
With this, the total cases are now 36,896 the total reported deaths are 1,298 and total recoveries are 25,840 in Afghanistan.
Officials in Ministry of Public Health reported that 9,758 active cases of COVID-19 among patients at under their care as Tuesday morning in Afghanistan.
It is mentionable that until now 90,396 samples of coronavirus has been tested in laboratories of the ministry across the country, the officials added.

Thursday August 6, 2020
Kabul (BNA) At least 14 people were arrested accused of different criminal cases in southern Helmand province within the last 24 hours.
The people were arrested during military operations and vehicles’ searching conducted by Afghan security forces in districts and Lashkargah city the provincial capital of the province.
The people are accused on robbery, human trafficking and narcotic drug smuggling, the statement added.

Thursday August 6, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Humanitarian packages have been distributed to hundreds poor and needy families in southern Kandahar province.
The aids distributed to the families; those lost their outcome during COVID-19 outbreak.
Press office of Kandahar by releasing a statement issued, in this round 380 needy and destitute families have received foodstuffs and clothes.

Thursday August 6, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The construction work of several development projects has been completed and put into exploitation in eastern Nangarhar province. 
The projects included road concrete, bridges and culverts construction in Jalalabad city the provincial capital of the province.
Press office of Nangarhar governor in a statement reported, the projects has been implemented with a cost of about 4.7 million Afghanis by citizens national covenant program.
Hundreds families will benefited from these development projects, the statement added.

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