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Afghani was recently traded at 96.40 for one U.S. dollar in Sarai-e-Shahzada, a main exchange market located in central area of the capital Kabul, marking the lowest exchange rate in two decades.
by Farid Behbud
BEIJING, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 21 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Monday.
Of the new local cases, 20 were reported in Inner Mongolia and one in Yunnan.
Also reported were 20 new imported cases in six provincial-level regions, according to the commission.
No new suspected cases or new deaths rela
Rome [Italy], November 29 (ANI): The Afghan 'green-eyed' girl, who became popular after her photo was carried on the cover of an international magazine in 1984, has now been given asylum by Italy, the Italian government said.
As reported by Tolo News, the office of Premier Mario Draghi said that Italy organized the evacuation of Sharbat Gula after she asked to be helped to leave the country.
The Italian government will no
Bishkek [Kyrgyzstan], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov promised Sunday to hold liable the Central Electoral Commission (CEC), if electoral fraud while counting ballots is detected following the parliamentary elections.
Earlier in the day, a technical fault occurred on the web-site of the Kyrgyz CEC when data of the ballots were being processed, and the number of parties elected to the parliament f
ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN - The leaders of several Asian countries called for boosting their economic ties and pledged to provide assistance to Afghanistan during a summit in Turkmenistan on Sunday.
The countries, which are part of the 10-member Economic Cooperation Organization that includes Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and six ex-Soviet nations, called for removing trade barriers and developing new transpor
Doha [Qatar], November 29 (ANI): Charge d'Affaires of the UK Mission to Afghanistan on Sunday stressed the importance of getting Afghan girls back to school after the Taliban restricted female education in Afghanistan.
This came after Charge d'Affaires of the UK mission in Doha Martin Longden held discussions with the Taliban-appointed foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, reported Sputnik news agency.
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The preliminary results from the November 28 parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan show good early results for pro-government parties amid a low-voter turnout in the country of some 6 million people and charges by the opposition of vote-count fraud.
The elections will determine who gets the 90 seats in the unicameral parliament, down from 120 in the previous legislature after a nationwide referendum approved chan
Washington [US], November 29 (ANI): An American woman invited an Afghan refugee family for a Thanksgiving meal and served a delicious turkey in an attempt to help them get acquainted with American traditions and settle down in the new country.
The Afghan family had come to the US on a special immigrant visa in September 2020. As reported by CNN, Asghary, along with his four children was invited by Kiki Nagy to experience
BISHKEK, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- The parliamentary elections ended in Kyrgyzstan on Sunday.
All 2,435 polling stations in the country were closed at 8 p.m. local time (1400 GMT) while 59 polling stations in 29 countries have been organized abroad.
According to data of head of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Nurzhan Shaildabekova, as of 8 p.m. local time, data from 2,266 automatically reading ballot boxe
Fresh from their conquest of Afghanistan, the Taliban are welcoming intrepid tourists to the famous Bamiyan Buddha statues, ancient monuments that the militant group blew up two decades ago.
Hewn out of a rocky cliffside in central Afghanistan's Bamyan Valley around the sixth Century AD, the Bamiyan Buddhas stood more than 150 feet tall for 1,400 years, until the Taliban blew them to pieces with
Kabul [Afghanistan], November 28 (ANI): Russia has criticized the United States for the current crisis that is gripping Afghanistan, and said Washington placed the country in a big humanitarian catastrophe.
"US placed Afghanistan in a big humanitarian catastrophe and it is still stimulating the crisis. It is a mockery that the US pledges humanitarian crisis but it is yet to be clear when ... the (US will) free the assets,
Kabul [Afghanistan] November 28 (ANI): Taliban and European Union delegates held meetings in Doha to discuss the prevailing situation in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan's political and economic issues along with humanitarian aid were discussed between Taliban and European Union delegates, according to the Tolo News.
"Taliban and European delegates met yesterday and today and discussed issues related to various issues in Afghanis
BISHKEK -- Polls have closed in parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan. With less than two hours until polling stations closed at 8 p.m. local time on November 28, a record low turnout seemed likely with the Central Election Committee (BShK) reporting that only around 28 percent of eligible voters had cast ballots.
Analysts raised concerns about potential voter apathy before the poll, as this is the Central Asian
Kabul, [Afghanistan] November 28 (ANI): Taliban claimed to have its own Air Force despite the country dealing with a grave financial crisis.
Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, the acting defense minister, made the remarks at a meeting with Kabul airport personnel, according to the Tolo News"We will establish an air force that will not need the support of the US, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan," he added.
However, Uzbekistan and
Kabul [Afghanistan], November 28 (ANI): Following the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan after two decades, the media industry in the country is struggling to work freely, as the group banned TV stations to stop showing soap operas featuring women and asked female journalists to follow a dress code.
Following the freefall, dozens of journalists terrified of reprisals for their reporting fled the country, others went int
BISHKEK -- Parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan are headed for a record low turnout as polls prepare to close.
With less than two hours until polling stations close at 8 p.m. local time on November 28, the Central Election Committee (BShK) reported that only some 28 percent of eligible voters had cast ballots.
Analysts raised concerns about potential voter apathy before the poll, as this is the Central Asi
New Delhi [India], November 28 (ANI): Ahead of the winter session of the Parliament, the National People's Party (NPP) on Sunday demanded the Centre to repeal the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
The demand was raised in the floor meeting of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) today ahead of the winter session of the Parliament, scheduled to start from Monday.
"In the floor leaders' meeting of NDA parties, I demanded the g
Kabul [Afghanistan], November 28 (ANI): Afghanistan's economy has crashed since the Taliban's take over of Kabul in mid-August, plunging the country into one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, said a media report.
Writing in New York Times, Christina Goldbaum said that "three months into the Taliban's rule, Afghanistan's economy has all but collapsed, plunging the country into one of the world's worst humanitarian
Kabul [Afghanistan], November 28 (ANI): Afghanistan's acting Prime Minister Mohammad Hassan Akhund, during his first public address on Saturday, accused the country's former President Ashraf Ghani of corruption and funds embezzlement, local media reported.
"Ghani had established a bank inside the Presidential palace", Akhund was quoted as saying by Khaama Press.
He said that Taliban members found the bulk of cash in the P
HOHHOT, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- The border city of Manzhouli, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, reported 19 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, local authorities said.
Among them, two were registered as asymptomatic cases previously. The city also reported an asymptomatic case during the period, officials with the municipal government told a press conference.