The massive blast in a residential part of Kabul claimed several innocent lives.
The Taliban on Friday announced their annual spring offensive, which comes as the US and Afghan politicians try to negotiate for a peace settlement with the militants.
Afghanistan has been witnessing a serious escalation in violence especially targeting innocent civilians and this has to end. The capital Kabul has been rocked by back-to-back bombings
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying they targeted three vehicles of "foreigners" as they tried to enter the heavily guarded Shashdarak area where the Afghan national security authorities have offices.
US and Taliban officials have been negotiating in Qatar since last year on an agreement centred on the withdrawal of US forces, and an end to their longest-ever war, in exchange for a Taliban guarantee that international militant groups will not plot from Afghan soil.
The Federal Authority For Government Human Resources’ (FAHR) decision to activate the Remote Work System for all ministries, authorities, and federal institutions, effective Sunday, March 29, for a renewable period of two weeks, is timely.
March 2020 has been another challenging month for humankind, who is collectively battling the coronavirus that is causing COVID-19. This illness emerged as an outbreak in Wuhan, then became an epidemic that challenged China, and now is a pandemic that has crossed international boundaries and is affecting 199 countries and territories around the world. As of Saturday afternoon, the total number of reported coronavirus cases were 614,063.
Governments across the world have responded in radically different ways to the COVID-19 crisis. Some are denying its seriousness. Some are blaming others. More and more are enacting restrictions on personal freedoms that are without precedent in peacetime. To defeat the virus, governments need to take a strictly evidence-based approach in order to learn rapidly from all countries’ experience. That will require cooperation and coordination.