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Afghanistan reports 16 new Covid cases
Kabul, Feb 24 (IANS) Afghanistan has reported 16 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the country's tally to 55,680, said a Public Health Ministry statement here on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Afghanistan reports 16 new Covid cases
Kabul, Feb 24 (IANS) Afghanistan has reported 16 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the country's tally to 55,680, said a Public Health Ministry statement here on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
10 drown as car falls into river in Afghanistan
Kabul, Feb 24 (IANS) Ten commuters drowned after their car fell into a river in Afghanistan's southern Uruzgan, provincial government spokesman Ahmad Shah Sahel said on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taliban urges members to avoid harbouring foreign nationals
Kabul, Feb 24 (IANS) Taliban has asked its members to avoid harbouring foreign nationals and not allow them to join their ranks amid doubt over the group's commitment to cut their ties with the Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Afghanistan begins coronavirus vaccination
Kabul, Feb 23 (IANS) Afghanistan officially launched its coronavirus vaccination program on Tuesday at an event held at the Presidential Palace. President Ashraf Ghani participated, along with officials from the Health Ministry and elsewhere.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
;Afghan civilian casualties on rise following peace talks'
Kabul, Feb 23 (IANS) There was a rise in civilians killed and injured in Afghanistan following the start of peace negotiations in September, according to a report released by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Human Rights Office on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Afghan Parliament approves Budget for current fiscal year
Kabul, Feb 22 (IANS) The Afghan Parliament on Monday approved the current fiscal year's Budget with a majority of votes after weeks of tensions between the two state branches over the document.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Another 5 members of terrorist gang arrested in Kabul
Kabul, Feb 21 (IANS) The Afghan intelligence personnel arrested another five members of a joint terrorist gang of Taliban-linked Haqqani network and Islamic State (IS) group in national capital Kabul, the national intelligence agency confirmed on Sunday.
2021-02-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Terrorism
Afghanistan reports 24 new Covid-19 cases, tally at 55,604
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS) Afghanistan reported 24 new confirmed Covid-19 cases on Saturday, raising its national tally to 55,604, including 4,352 active cases, the country's Ministry of Public Health said.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
2 killed, 2 wounded in Afghan capital explosions
Kabul, Feb 20 (IANS) Two people were killed and two others wounded in two separate bomb explosions, targeting two cars in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan on Saturday, the capital police confirmed.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Pfizer vaccine 75% effective after first shot: Israeli study
Jerusalem, Feb 19 (IANS) A team of Israeli researchers on Friday showed that Covid-19 infections reduced by 75 per cent after the administration of the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Syria repatriates Israeli citizen in swap deal: Netanyahu
Jerusalem, Feb 19 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office announced late on Thursday that an Israeli citizen who crossed the border into Syria has been repatriated under a Russia-brokered swap deal.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Earthquake rocks east Afghanistan, no damage reported
Kabul, Feb 19 (IANS) An earthquake jolted eastern Afghanistan and was felt in the capital city of Kabul on Thursday night.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Israel,Environment/Wildlife
Israel begins developing new anti-missile system with US
Jerusalem, Feb 19 (IANS) Israel has begun developing a long-range ballistic missile interceptor, named Arrow-4, together with the US.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Politics
World Bank approves $97.5mn for Afghanistan to combat Covid
Kabul (Afghanistan), Feb 18 (IANS) The World Bank has approved $97.5 million in grant for Afghanistan to combat the impact of Covid-19 pandemic and droughts in the war-torn Asian country, the World Bank office in Afghanistan said in a statement reaching here on Thursday.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
3 killed in separate security-related incidents in Afghanistan
Kabul, Feb 17 (IANS) Three people were killed and two others wounded in two security-related incidents here over the past 24 hours, sources said on Wednesday.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Israel says 4 mln citizens vaccinated against Covid-19
Jerusalem, Feb 17 (IANS) Israeli officials announced that some 4 million people have received the Covid-19 vaccine.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Palestine urges for int'l pressure on Israel to allow Covid-19 vaccines into Gaza
Ramallah, Feb 17 (IANS) Palestine called for an urgent international intervention to pressure Israel to allow the shipment of the coronavirus vaccines into the besieged Gaza Strip.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Politics
42 freed by govt forces from Taliban jail in Afghanistan
Kabul, Feb 16 (IANS) The Afghan National Army commandos have freed 42 people from a Taliban detention centre in Baghlan province, the country's Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Single Covax dose may strenghthen immune system of patients
Jerusalem, Feb 16 (IANS) People previously infected with the novel coronavirus responded very strongly to one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, regardless of when they were infected and whether or not they had detectable antibodies against Covid-19 prior to receiving the vaccine, a new study suggests.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Israel's unemployment rate rises to 19.5%
Jerusalem, Feb 15 (IANS) The Covid pandemic crisis has led to a spike in Israel's unemployment count to around 805,000, said the Central Bureau of Statistics and the Israeli Employment Service on Monday.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel launches military exercise in Syria-Lebanon border
Jerusalem, Feb 15 (IANS) Israel's Air Force has launched a surprise exercise simulating combat in the country's northern borders with Syria and Lebanon, officials said on Monday.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel, Cyprus ink deal for quarantine-free travel of vaccinated visitors
Jerusalem, Feb 15 (IANS) Israel and Cyprus have inked a deal to allow Israelis and Cypriots who have received Covid vaccine shots to travel between the two countries without quarantine.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Only 4 severe cases among 500,000 given Pfizer vax in Israel: Report
Jerusalem, Feb 14 (IANS) Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine was 93 per cent effective at protecting against the virus, a leading Israeli health care provider that has vaccinated half a million people with both doses of the Pfizer vaccine, said.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
52% of Afghanistan still under Taliban control: Survey
Kabul, Feb 14 (IANS) A survey conducted by an Afghan media outlet has revealed the 52 per cent of the war-torn country is still under the control of the Taliban, while the Kabul government controls only 49 per cent of the territory.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
20 injured in Afghan dry port blaze
Kabul, Feb 14 (IANS) At least 20 people were injured in a fire that broke out at the customs office of the Islam Qala dry port in Afghanistan, the media reported on Sunday.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Israel launches $154 mn plan to support disabled people
Tel Aviv, Feb 14 (IANS) Israel's Ministry of Finance has announced a new program to support the disabled people amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Palestinian factions agree to form unity govt after polls
Ramallah, Feb 14 (IANS) Palestinian factions have agreed to form a unity coalition government after the upcoming general elections, according to a senior official of the ruling Fatah party.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics
30 Taliban militants killed in blast: Afghan Army
Kabul, Feb 14 (IANS) At least 30 Taliban militants were killed as their explosive device went off prematurely inside a mosque in Afghanistan's Balkh province, an Army official said.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Palestinian Minister discusses upcoming polls with top Fatah leader
Ramallah, Feb 12 (IANS) A Palestinian cabinet minister met an imprisoned senior leader of President Mahmoud Abbas-led Fatah party to discuss the upcoming general elections.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel launches Covid inoculation for industry, hi-tech workers
Tel Aviv, Feb 12 (IANS) Israel has launched a Covid-19 vaccination programme for industry and hi-tech employees at workplaces, the Manufacturers Association of Israel (MAI) said.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
90 militants dead in Afghan strikes amid stalled peace talks
Kabul, Feb 12 (IANS) More than 90 militants have been killed in the last two days as Afghan forces have intensified airstrikes against the Taliban militant group amid stalled peace talks in Doha, officials said.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
2.3 mn Palestinian voters registered for elections
Ramallah, Feb 11 (IANS) The Palestinian Central Elections Commission (PCEC) announced that 2.3 million voters have already been registered to cast their ballots in the upcoming general elections.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Bomb explosions kill 2, injure 5 in Kabul
Kabul, Feb 11 (IANS) At least two people were killed and five others wounded in two separate explosions in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Wednesday, the capital police confirmed.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Israel,Terrorism
2 killed in Kabul explosions
Kabul, Feb 10 (IANS) At least two people were killed and five others injured on Wednesday in two separate explosions in Kabul, the latest in a string of violent incidents in the Afghan capital, police said.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Afghan security forces enhance crackdown in Nangarhar
Kabul, Feb 10 (IANS) Over the past five days, Afghan security forces have enhanced a crackdown on terrorists in Nangarhar province, an active militant stronghold, killing several of them, an army commander has revealed.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Israel's total Covid-19 cases surpass 7,00,000
Jerusalem, Feb 10 (IANS) Israel's Ministry of Health reported 6,574 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, raising the tally of confirmed cases in the country to 703,102.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
4 govt employees killed in Kabul
Kabul, Feb 9 (IANS) Four Afghan government employees were killed in Kabul on Tuesday after unidentified gunman opened fire on the vehicle they were travelling in, police said.
2021-02-09
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Netanyahu pleads not guilty as corruption trial resumes
Jerusalem, Feb 9 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pleaded not guilty at the resumption of his corruption trial in Jerusalem.
2021-02-09
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Cannabis therapy may reduce BP in older adults
Jerusalem, Feb 8 (IANS) A team of researchers has found that cannabis therapy may help reduce blood pressure (BP) in older adults.
2021-02-08
Category: International, Israel,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
ACB signs contract for 2nd phase construction of stadium in Nangarhar
Kabul, Feb 8 (IANS) The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has signed an official contract with Noor Matoon Construction Company for the second phase construction of Najeeb Tarakai Cricket Stadium in Nangarhar.
2021-02-08
Category: International, Israel,Sports,Cricket
Israeli security cabinet rejects ICC's move on jurisdiction
Tel Aviv, Feb 8 (IANS) The Israeli security cabinet said that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction to investigate war crimes allegedly committed by the Jewish state.
2021-02-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Israel starts lifting curbs of 3rd national lockdown
Tel Aviv, Feb 8 (IANS) Israel has started lifting Covid-19-related restrictions, almost six weeks after the country entered a third nationwide lockdown to curb the pandemic.
2021-02-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Taliban not committed to peace, abandoned talks: Afghan NSA
Kabul, Feb 7 (IANS) Afghan National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib claimed that the Taliban has no intention towards being committed to the country's peace process, adding that the militant group has totally abandoned the negotiations in Doha, the media reported on Sunday.
2021-02-07
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Israeli PM denounces ICC decision on jurisdiction
Tel Aviv, Feb 7 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denounced the International Criminal Court's (ICC) decision to clear the way for an investigation against the Jewish state on alleged war crimes, and called the move "pure anti-semitism".
2021-02-07
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Man arrested for involvement in Kabul University attack
Kabul, Feb 6 (IANS) Afghan First Vice-President Amrullah Saleh confirmed on Saturday that intelligence personnel has arrested another man for his alleged involvement in the November 2020 Kabul University attack that claimed the lives of 22 people.
2021-02-06
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Police officer dead, 6 wounded in Kabul bombings
Kabul, Feb 6 (IANS) A police officer was killed and six civilians were injured in two separate bombings in Kabul on Saturday, the latest in a string of explosions to hit the Afghan capital in recent months.
2021-02-06
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Fighting in Afghanistan escalates amid stalled peace talks
Kabul, Feb 6 (IANS) Fighting in Afghanistan has increased as over 90 militants and soldiers have been killed in the past 24 hours amid the stalled peace talks in Doha.
2021-02-06
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
26 killed in Afghan clashes
Kabul, Feb 5 (IANS) At least 26 people were killed during clashes between security forces and Taliban militants in Afghanistan's Kunduz province on Friday, a top official confirmed.
2021-02-05
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Over 50 dead in Afghan targeted killings last month
Kabul, Feb 2 (IANS) Targeted killings across Afghanistan in the month of January claimed the lives of more than 50 people, triggering concerns among civilians of the war-torn country, according to official figures published on Tuesday.
2021-02-02
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism