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Afghanistan: Concern about COVID-19 as refugees return home

In Afghanistan, a minimum of 22 people are diagnosed with coronavirus.

But with limited checks along the border with Iran, where the pandemic is spreading rapidly, health officials worry the amount could quickly grow.

Afghan rivals to hold parallel inaugurations as crisis deepens

Afghanistan's President-elect Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah are preparing to carry parallel presidential inaugurations on Monday, after the pair did not reach a deal despite US mediation efforts.

The political infighting in Kabul doesn't seem to bode well for Afghanistan's fragile democracy because the US prepares to depart the country following an agreement with the Taliban armed group last month, with President Donald Trump committed to ending America's longest war.

Afghan preliminary vote results delayed thanks to 'technical issues'
Earlier within the day, Abdullah suspended his plan for parallel swearing-in event on the condition that Ghani would also follow through. But the Afghan president-elect decided to travel ahead with the inaugural on Monday afternoon.

"The swearing-in ceremony ... are held within the afternoon," Ghani's spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said on Twitter.

Both men issued invitations last week to parallel swearing-in cer…

War in Afghanistan enters new stage

Intelligence briefers usually present President Trump with a classified map of Afghanistan, usually the only report on the hostilities he examines, displaying the strikes carried out in latest days and, critically, the quantity of Taliban and different militants killed.
During his presidency, enemy physique counts have been the lens through which Mr. Trump has viewed the Afghanistan struggle — an regularly meaningless metric in disrepute considering the Vietnam War.
Now, America’s de facto struggle of attrition towards the Taliban has, at least theoretically, come to an end. The signing of a deal on Saturday in Doha, Qatar, to start withdrawing United States troops from Afghanistan can also not right now cease the fighting, however it will at least usher in a new technology in the 18-year war.
The deal will additionally commence the system of drawing down the American Genius presence.
There are many questions about what the function of the closing military forces and talent officers will …

Afghanistan Taliban US Sign peace deal

US officials and Taliban representatives have signed a last peace deal after months of negotiations in Qatar's capital to quit the United States's longest war, fought in Afghanistan seeing that 2001.

Saturday's agreement, signed in Doha in the presence of leaders from Pakistan, Qatar, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, will pave the way for the US to progressively withdraw its troops.

The two facets have long wrangled over the US demand for a ceasefire before the signing of the remaining peace agreement, which has 4 points: a timeline of 14 months for the withdrawal of all US and NATO troops from Afghanistan; a Taliban warranty that Afghan soil will not be used as a launchpad that would threaten the security of the US; the launch of intra-Afghan negotiations by March 10; and a everlasting and comprehensive ceasefire.
In a statement, the Taliban said it had reached an settlement "about the termination of occupation of Afghanistan".

"The accord a…

Official says avalanches in Afghanistan kill 21 people

A progression of torrential slides struck a focal territory in Afghanistan the earlier day, killing 21 individuals, specialists said Friday. 

As per Ahmad Tameem Azimi, representative of the service for catastrophe the executives, seven individuals stay missing after the torrential slides in focal Daykundi territory on Thursday while 10 were harmed. 

The 21 murdered were all from two families in the region, Azimi said. In any event 50 houses were obliterated. Azimi included that search and salvage groups have been working since Thursday to locate the missing and help the people in question. 

He said the quantity of dead was required to move with chilly climate and troublesome conditions hampering salvage endeavors. Most expressways have been shut for a considerable length of time, because of substantial snowfall and fears of torrential slides. 

This winter in Afghanistan has been brutal, with overwhelming snowfall, torrential slides and glimmer flooding. Thursday's demises bring the l…

US military confirms Afghan crash but disputes plane shot down

The US military has affirmed one of its planes smashed in the eastern Afghan territory of Ghazni on Monday, yet contested case that the airplane had been brought somewhere around the foe fire. 

"While the reason for crash is under scrutiny, there are no signs the accident was brought about by foe fire," US military representative Colonel Sonny Leggett said in an announcement. 

Pictures and a video via web-based networking media purportedly from the accident webpage demonstrated what could be the remaining parts of a Bombardier E-11A airplane. The Reuters news organization couldn't confirm the pictures. 

Afghan powers were sent to the site following getting the report of the accident in the Deh Yak region, yet were trapped by Taliban contenders, Ghazni commonplace police boss Khalid Wardak told Reuters. 

Wardak said the powers in this manner got a request to withdraw and airborne move is to be made. 

Affirming the reports of conflicts, Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban representati…

American University of Afghanistan could close one year from now if government financing is cut

The American University of Afghanistan is attracting up plans to close down one year from now, a setback of foreseen US government spending plan slicing of the school's constant flow of subsidizing, three sources acquainted with the arranging tell CNN.

The college is broadly viewed as a top college in Afghanistan and the one in particular that gives a Western-style training. Set up in 2006, the school currently has an understudy body that is about half female and presents a significant open door for ladies, who the Taliban once preclude from going to class. Huge numbers of its alumni have proceeded to serve in the Afghan government.

The college depends on the US Agency for International Development for over 60% of its spending limit and couldn't work without the organization's money related support. The school has been not able secure confirmation from the organization that it will keep subsidizing the school.

The present financing will last through May. The college's…

U.S. Battles an Islamic State Rise in Afghanistan

Islamic State in Afghanistan has become the most grounded part of the aggressor bunch outside of Iraq and Syria, as per U.S. authorities, representing a tenacious danger in spite of a U.S.- drove hostile and the executing in October of pioneer Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. 

The branch has gotten a surge of subsidizing from Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, an indication of the gathering's significance to its administration. The gathering, known as ISIS-Khorasan and notorious for its vicious assaults on regular people, has upwards of 2,000 warriors and looks to focus on the West, as per a June Pentagon report. It likewise has built up the best system of remote warriors, U.S. authorities said. 

Most concerning, U.S. authorities stated, are its unflagging endeavors to grow through South, Southeast and Central Asia to some extent via preparing pioneers to direction branch branches in nations including India, Pakistan and Indonesia, the authorities said. 

The gathering—whose name alludes to a chro…

Green Beret murdered in Afghanistan distinguished

The Pentagon has recognized the U.S. administration part who kicked the bucket in Afghanistan on Monday as Sgt. first Class Michael James Goble. 

His demise was the twentieth battle casualty in Afghanistan this year, making 2019 the deadliest year for U.S. troops in that nation in five years. 

"Sgt. first Class Michael J. Goble, 33, of Washington Township, New Jersey, kicked the bucket Dec. 23, 2019, because of wounds continued while his unit was occupied with battle activities on Dec. 22, 2019, in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan," as indicated by a Pentagon articulation. "The occurrence is under scrutiny." 

Initially from Westwood, New Jersey, Goble entered the U.S. Armed force as an exceptional powers up-and-comer on July 7, 2004 and turned into a Green Beret in February 2007. 

He had sent to Afghanistan twice previously and had numerous abroad organizations to nations in Central and South America and South Korea. 

"Sgt. first Class Goble was something other than an…

US administration part murdered in real life in Afghanistan

An American assistance part was killed in real life on Monday in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said in an announcement, without giving further subtleties. 

The announcement didn't recognize the U.S. warrior or state where in Afghanistan the administration part was executed. It focused on that as per U.S. Division of Defense strategy, names of administration part killed in real life are being retained for 24 hours, until the notice of the family is finished. 

A month ago, two U.S. administration individuals were murdered in Afghanistan when their helicopter slammed in eastern Logar territory. The Taliban guaranteed obligation regarding that crash, saying they had brought down the helicopter, causing numerous fatalities. The U.S. military rejected the Taliban guarantee as bogus. 

Monday's passing brings the quantity of U.S. passings in Afghanistan this year to 20. There have likewise been three non-battle passings this year. In excess of 2,400 Americans have kicked the bucket in t…

CIA-upheld Afghan powers perhaps carrying out atrocities: HRW

CIA-upheld Afghan strike powers are by and by enduring an onslaught in Afghanistan, this time for strategies - evening assaults into homes in remote towns, constrained vanishings, assaults on social insurance offices and synopsis executions - that Human Rights Watch says add up to "monstrosities" and conceivable "atrocities". 

In a dooming 50-page report discharged on Thursday, the New York-based rights gathering records 14 cases crosswise over nine territories in the course of the most recent two years, that they state unmistakably delineate that the Afghan powers prepared and financed by the US insight organization have demonstrated little worry for regular citizen life or potentially responsibility to worldwide law. 

The Afghan 'harmony' arrangement won't carry harmony to the Afghan individuals 

"In the event that after case, these powers have just shot individuals in their guardianship and relegated whole networks to the dread of injurious night a…

Afghanistan 'liberates' a few Taliban detainees

Taliban authorities said that few of the outfitted gathering's individuals have been liberated from Afghan correctional facilites, including previous shadow governors, the primary move of its sort since a harmony bargain that appeared to be up and coming was pronounced "dead" and only days after a US emissary met top Taliban pioneers in the Pakistani capital. 

The authorities likewise said the Taliban has discharged three Indian designers who were being held, however that still can't seem to be affirmed by New Delhi or the Afghan government. 

The Taliban authorities addressed AP news office on Sunday on state of secrecy since they were not cleared by their administration to address the media. 

Shadow governors in northeastern Kunar territory and southwestern Nimroz area, Sheik Abdul Rahim and Maulvi Rashid, were among the Taliban liberated, the authorities said. 

The Taliban have built up a shadow government all through the nation; in regions under their influence they h…

In the wake of Bombing, Afghans Demand That Foreigners Leave Their Neighborhood

Several inhabitants of a Kabul neighborhood where a shelling killed many individuals arranged a rambunctious challenge on Tuesday, requesting that the evident objective of the assault — a compound for remote laborers and worldwide associations — be closed down. 

Smoke was ascending from flames set by dissidents close to the invigorated compound, called Green Village, where authorities state a suicide aircraft exploded a vehicle loaded with explosives on Monday night. The impact thusly exploded a gas station and a fuel tanker, and close-by homes were immersed. Authorities said on Tuesday that in any event 30 individuals had been killed and around 100 harmed. 

The Green Village compound has attracted suicide planes to the area previously, and incensed inhabitants requested on Tuesday that the outsiders leave. Gunfire could be heard as the police fought demonstrators. A few nonconformists attempted to toss rocks into the compound, and others endeavored to scale its dividers, an Afghan writ…