Gulf Times - Afghanistan
Qatar flight with Afghans, Americans, Europeans leaves Kabul

Qatar flight with Afghans, Americans, Europeans leaves Kabul

A fourth chartered flight carrying civilians from Afghanistan to Qatar since US forces withdrew last month left Kabul on Sunday with more than 230 passengers, including Afghans, Americans and Europeans

UK thanks Qatar for facilitating evacuation from Kabul

UK thanks Qatar for facilitating evacuation from Kabul

UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss expressed thanks to the State of Qatar for its efforts in facilitating the evacuation of British nationals from Kabul, Afghanistan.

Sixth Qatari plane carrying humanitarian aid arrives in Kabul

Sixth Qatari plane carrying humanitarian aid arrives in Kabul

The sixth Qatari plane carrying humanitarian aid provided by Qatar Charity, in coordination with the Qatar Fund for Development, arrived Friday at Kabul International Airport in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

8 killed, 20 wounded in attack on acting Afghan defense minister's house

8 killed, 20 wounded in attack on acting Afghan defense minister's house

At least eight people, including a woman, were killed and more than 20 others were wounded in a car bomb blast near the residence of Acting Defense Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi on Tuesday night, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

UN Security Council calls for immediate cessation of violence in Afghanistan

UN Security Council calls for immediate cessation of violence in Afghanistan

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday called for an immediate end to fighting in urban areas in Afghanistan, as the Taliban continues a ground assault in the south of the country.

QRCS delivers educational aid to schools in Afghanistan

QRCS delivers educational aid to schools in Afghanistan

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has inaugurated the delivery of educational aid to schools in Ghor Province, Afghanistan, as part of Phase 3 of the project to support education in remote areas of Afghanistan, at a total cost of $343,521.

Russian, Uzbek militaries begin joint Afghan border drills

Russian, Uzbek militaries begin joint Afghan border drills

The Russian army announced that the troops from Russia and Uzbekistan began joint military drills on Monday near the Afghan border.

Rockets hit Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan

Rockets hit Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan

At least three rockets struck Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan overnight, an official told AFP on Sunday, as the Taliban pressed on with their sweeping offensive across the country.

Foreign Minister meets US Special Rep for Peace in Afghanistan

Foreign Minister meets US Special Rep for Peace in Afghanistan

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met on Monday with the US Special Representative for Peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, who is currently visiting the country.

UAE bans entry from Indonesia, Afghanistan

UAE bans entry from Indonesia, Afghanistan

The UAE will ban entry for travelers coming from Indonesia and Afghanistan as of July 11, except for transit flights heading to both countries, the official news agency WAM reported on Saturday.

Afghan president replaces two top ministers, army chief as violence grows

Afghan president replaces two top ministers, army chief as violence grows

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has replaced his defence and interior ministers and the army chief of staff amid rising casualties among Afghanistan's security forces in sharply increased fighting with the Taliban.

Five Afghan polio vaccinators shot dead

Five Afghan polio vaccinators shot dead

At least five polio workers were shot dead in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said, in the latest attack on vaccinators in one of the last places on earth where the disease still exists.