Tuesday, February 16, 2021



65 media, rights workers killed in Afghanistan – UN

The UN on Monday said at least 65 media professionals and human rights activists were killed in a series of targeted killings across Afghanistan over the past three years.

4 government officials shot dead in Kabul

Four government employees in western Kabul were shot dead by gunmen on Tuesday, officials said.

Afghanistan begins polio vaccination targeting 9.9m children

Afghanistan on Monday launched a nationwide campaign to give polio vaccination does to 9.9 million children under the age of five, the Public Health Ministry announced.

Air pollution killed nearly 5,000 people in Afghanistan in 2020

Nearly 5,000 people died in Afghanistan due to air pollution in 2020, the health ministry told dpa.

Afghan forces arrest 10 suspected Chinese spies

Afghanistan security forces said on Tuesday they had uncovered and arrested 10 suspected members of a Chinese intelligence network who had been operating in Afghanistan for about six months.

Afghanistan airstrike kills 4 militants in Kandahar

An Afghanistan military helicopter on Tuesday struck a group of militant mine planters in the southern province of Kandahar and killed four of them, Nisar Hand, an Afghan security official said.

Kabul Deputy Governor killed by car bomb

A blast from an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, on Tuesday killed Deputy Governor of Afghanistan’s Kabul, Mohibullah Mohammadi, and his secretary, officials said.

UAE suspends visas to 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Turkey, Syria and Somalia, Aljazeera...

Nuhu Ribadu @ 60: A School and a Model, by Abdulaziz Abdulaziz

When the quintet of us met early in September to moot the idea of commemorating his 60th birthday there was thick apprehension. How would...

Pakistan resumes polio vaccination

Tens of thousands of health workers across Pakistan started the first polio vaccination drive in several months, amid a continuing fall in coronavirus cases, officials said on Monday.

Over 426,000 people displaced in Afghanistan in 2019

The ongoing conflict in Afghanistan displaced more than 426,500 people in 32 of 34 provinces of the embattled country in 2019, according to data released by the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA.

Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash – U.S. military

Two United States service members were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the U.S. military said in a statement.

UN: Afghan conflict displaces more than 350,000 people since January

The continuous conflict in Afghanistan has displaced more than 350,000 people throughout the country since January 1, according to data by the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA.

Mosque Bombing: 62 killed, 36 others wounded in eastern Afghanistan

The death toll in an explosion at a mosque on Friday in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar has risen to at least 62,...

Clashes displace over 6,000 families in Afghanistan

More than 6,000 families have reportedly fled recent war and conflicts in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar province, a local official said Thursday.

14 militants killed in Eastern Afghanistan

Afghan security forces on Monday launched series of operations in the eastern Ghazni province, killing 14 militants loyal to the Taliban group, the local...

More than 1,500 civilians killed, injured in Afghanistan in July – UN

More than 1,500 civilians were killed or injured last month due to the ongoing war in Afghanistan, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan...

Taliban releases 2 photos of mud house leader Mullah Omar hid in Afghanistan

The Taliban on Tuesday released two photos of a modest mud house in southeastern Afghanistan where they say the group’s supreme leader and founder,...

13.5 million Afghans are suffering from severe food insecurity – UN

No fewer than 13.5 million Afghans across the war-torn and poverty-stricken country are suffering from severe food insecurity, the United Nations Assistance Mission in...

3 suspects arrested for murder of 2 Afghan journalists

Three major suspects were arrested less than 48 hours after the murder of two local Afghan reporters, Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs confirmed on...

3 persons convicted for assassination of Afghan BBC journalist 

Three people have been convicted for the assassination of an Afghan BBC journalist killed in April, Afghanistan’s Attorney General’s Office said on Thursday. “The convictions...

Taliban kills 17 Afghan Security Forces during attack

At least 17 Security Force members have been killed in two Afghan Provinces over the past 48 hours, Officials said on Thursday. At least 11 security...

Gunmen kill at least 28 in raid on Afghan government building

Gunmen who raided a government building in the Afghan capital killed at least 28 people – mostly government employees – and wounded more than...

Suicide bomber kills 26 worshippers in mosque

A suicide blast at a mosque in an army base on Friday killed at least 26 people and wounded 50, security officials in the...

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