Afghan Journalists Demand Press Freedom Assurances in Kabul, Taliban Talks

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Press freedom needs to be a key part of the Taliban peace deal if Afghanistan wants to avoid losing nearly 20 years of improvements for the media, journalists say.

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The United Arab Emirates today sent an aid plane carrying 7 metric tons of medical supplies to Afghanistan. The aid will assist approximately 7,000 medical professionals as they work to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Commenting on the aid delivery, Eisa Salem Mohammed Aldhaheri, UAE Ambassador to Afghanistan, remarked: “The UAE is committed to ensuring that the medical professionals of Afghanistan are equipped with the appropriate protective equipment to enhance their health and safety as they bravely combat the COVID-19 pandemic.” “Through multiple aid shipments, the UAE is determined to work with Afghanistan in the spirit of collaboration and unity to improve health outcomes for the country and its people,” he added. In March 2020, the UAE dispatched an urgent medical aid shipment to Afghanistan containing 20,000 testing units and equipment to examine thousands of people. To date, the UAE has sent over 641 metric tons of aid to 54 countries, supporting more than 641,000 medical professionals in the process. Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) confirmed that the decision of closing mosques and suspending congressional prayers as part of the precautionary and preventive measures against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), also applies …

UAE sends medical aid to Afghanistan in fight against COVID-19.

The United Arab Emirates today sent an aid plane carrying 7 metric tons of medical supplies to Afghanistan.

The aid will assist approximately 7,000 medical professionals as they work to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UAE hosts IORA Committee of Senior Officials Meeting to Address COVID-19 Pandemic.

The United Arab Emirates today hosted the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Virtual Meeting of the Committee of Senior Officials and Dialogue Partners on COVID-19: Responses, Cooperation, and Partnerships. The meeting was held to unify …

His Excellency Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash Launches Annual Report of Human Trafficking, Reaffirm UAE’s Commitment to Protecting Human Rights.

His Excellency Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT), highlighted the UAE’s efforts in enhancing cooperation with partners and forging …