The Afghan government and the Taliban started intra-Afghan talks Saturday in Doha, Qatar. Afghan civilians say that both sides should agree to an immediate cease-fire. VOA’s Hikmat Sorosh reports from Kabul.
The Afghan government has announced Sunday that it will speed up the release of the Taliban prisoners. The announcement came a day after the Taliban declared a 3-day cease-fire during the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr. VOA’s Hikmat Sorosh reports from Kabul.
At least 38 people were killed, and scores wounded Tuesday in two separate attacks in Afghanistan. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on a funeral in eastern Nangarhar province. No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on a hospital in west Kabul. VOA’s Hikmat Sorosh reports from Kabul.
The Afghanistan health ministry has confirmed the country’s first coronavirus case. Government Health Officials say the victim is from Herat and has recently travelled to Afghanistan from Iran. The ministry announced a state of emergency in Herat Province. VOA’s Khalil Noorzai and Hikmat Sorosh have contributed to this report narrated by Bezhan Hamdard.