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Thursday June 25, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation the other day, Sediq Seddiqi, a presidential spokesman said yesterday.
They talked about the peace process, future steps and preparations in the process about the direct negotiation between the Afghan government and the Taliban, he added. On Wednesday, Dr. Abdullah has called on the Taliban to fight for their cause through political means, not at gunpoint. Speaking to the EU special envoy in Kabul, Dr. Abdullah said the Afghan government was cooperating with the European Union for the common cause of peace and reconciliation. Referring to intra-Afghan talks, he said: “The Taliban may be interested in maintaining their views on various issues. The multiplicity of opinions and the multiplicity of views are among principles and the foundations of a pluralistic society.”

Thursday June 25, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan has allowed international airlines to operate flights to and from the country from yesterday with special precautions after a suspension of three months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement that the Turkish Airlines resumed flights on Wednesday, 24th of June. According to the statement, Emirates Airlines will resume flights to Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airports by today, 25th of June.
“All passengers holding visas and residents permit for Turkey, UAE, European countries and the US can take international flights from tomorrow (today),” the Civil Aviation Authority said Tuesday. Meanwhile, domestic airlines – Ariana and Kam Air – have also resumed international flights, the organization added. It comes as flights to/from most of the countries around the globe include
ng Afghanistan were halted due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19. Recently, with a decline in the spread of the virus, some countries have gradually resumed their flights.


Wednesday, 24 June 2020 05:58

Deserved Families Received Cash Assistance

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Thousand deserved families of Nangarhar have received cash assistance.
These families have been severely affected by the spread of the coronavirus and the quarantine of their economy, with the help of the World Food Organization, they will receive at least six thousand Afghanis for at least two months.
Nangarhar media office with releasing a statement said, during this time, cash assistance was distributed for 4,000 families.
According to the statement, the process of helping to needy families in Nangarhar continues.
T. Yarzada


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Pul-e-Khomri (BNA) Police of Baghlan reported from arresting of 20 people suspected to criminal offenses.
Colonel Mohammad Wais Samimi police chief of Balghlan told BNA local correspondent, the suspects have been arrested in the following days from center and districts of the province.
24 Kalashnikovs, rocket launcher and pistol were seized from the detainees, he added.
T. Yarzada


Wednesday, 24 June 2020 05:30

Armed Insurgents Killed in Zabul Clash

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Qalat (BNA) Eight armed insurgents were killed and at least 10 assailants have been injured in a conflict by security forces in Zabul last night.
The clash started while a group of Taliban insurgents stormed on eight police checkpoints in Meran land Shahr-e-Safa Districts.
Atal army corps medias office in south of country with releasing a statement said, eight insurgents were killed and ten others have been wounded.
According to reports, no harm and losses suffered to security troops in the conflict.
T. Yarzada


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Kandahar (BNA) Nine Taliban terrorists were killed in a conflict by security troops in Kandahar last night.
The terrorists were targeted by shelling of security troops while attack on several police checkpoint in Maiwand District.
No harm and casualties sustained to security troops and residents in the conflict, he added.
T. Yarzada


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) A Haqany’s network leader has been detained while returning from Pakistan in Tourkham highway.
Mullah Moman known Khalid Haqany’s network leader has been identified and detained by ANA forces yesterday.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, the leader of the network had wanted to organize a series of terrorists’ activities in Nangarhar.
Mullah Momand in first research of ANA forces confessed to being member of Haqani network.
He said he had so far organized six armed attacks on militaries and civilians in east of country.
T. Yarzada


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Iran’s Deputy Culture Minister for Press Affairs Mohammad Khodadi met with Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister of Information and Culture Mohammad Rasul Bawary in his office in Tehran to discuss expansion of cultural relations, the Iranian office announced on Tuesday.
“The constant relations between Iran and Afghanistan have always been based on kindness, cooperation, and friendship, and the two nations have always supported each other,” Khodadi said in the meeting. “Millions of Afghan nationals living in Iran and receiving free services like Iranian citizens demonstrate Iranians’ friendly behavior toward their old neighbor,” he added. “
The western countries have long been exaggerating about the problems in the Muslim countries seeking to further their own interests.
They have been trying to introduce the developing Muslim countries as undeveloped, war-seeking countries that are encountering cultural and social crises,” he said. Bawary also announced his country’s willingness to engage in a media collaboration with Iran and to exchange journalists between the two countries.
He also noted that the culture ministers of the two countries are scheduled to sign a media agreement, based upon the terms of which Iran will have a cultural center in Herat while Afghanistan will be able to establish a cultural center in Mashhad. Media cooperation, exchange of media delegations between the two countries, and holding journalism courses were other topics discussed at the meeting.


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday reported 324 new positive cases of the coronavirus from 953 samples tested over the last 24 hours.
So far, 66,800 samples have been tested in the government’s testing centers and there are 19,603 active COVID-19 cases in the country, according to data by the Ministry of Public Health.
In the last 24 hours, the ministry also reported 20 new deaths from COVID-19 and 419 recoveries.
With this, the total cases are now 29,481, the total reported deaths are 618, and total recoveries are 9,260.
The highest count was reported in Herat with 98, followed by Kabul (92 cases), Balkh (40), Paktia (18), Nangarhar (4), Ghazni (39), Badakhshan (19), Laghman (10), Kunar (3) and Zabul (1). Also, the ministry reported 5 COVID-19 deaths in Balkh, 6 in Logar, 5 in Badakhshan, two in Kabul, one in Paktia and one in Nangarhar in the last 24 hours. The number of deaths from COVID-19 globally is more than 472,172 and the number of global coronavirus cases is 9,098,855, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Kabul and Tehran have vowed to take steps to tighten border controls in an effort to combat illegal crossings and human trafficking.
On the conclusion of a two-day visit to Iran by a high-level Afghan delegation, foreign ministers of the two countries announced their decision in a joint statement the other day.
Acting Foreign Minister Hanif Atmar and the delegation he led held extensive negotiations with Iranian officials, including ministers of foreign and interior affairs. Security and border committees have been ordered to take the necessary measures to ensure the security of the common border to prevent illegal traffic and smuggling of humans and goods. According to Fars News Agency, the two sides underlined the need for the presence of Afghan security forces at the evacuated border checkpoints on their side of the frontier. Iran promised facilitation of visa issuance to the Afghans for entry into the Islamic republic. Security guards were directed to closely monitor and control the border.
“The recent incidents that led to casualties were discussed in detail, and Iran informed Afghanistan of progress in investigation.
Both sides agreed to prevent such incidents,” the statement said.


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