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Helicopter brought down – Helmand

At least four Afghan soldiers were wounded after an ANA helicopter crashed down Saturday noon in Kajaki district of southern Helmand province. The 215 Maiwand Corps said in a statement that the helicopter was shot down while landing. However, a source within security forces, on condition of anonymity, told Ariana …

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China coronavirus deaths rise to 17

Deaths from China’s new virus rose to 17 on Wednesday with more than 571 cases confirmed, news agencies reported. According to the report, China is putting on lockdown a city of 11 million people considered the epicentre of a new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600, …

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Parliament approves budget

The budget document for the fiscal year 1399, Persian calendar, was finally approved on Wednesday by 101 votes by and 45 votes against in the Afghan parliament. The Afghan parliament’s financial and budget commission banned the Afghan government from channelling money to the emergency code-91. The lower house included the …

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World Bank predicts Afghan economic growth 3.3% this year

Afghanistan’s economy grew by an estimated 2.9 percent in 2019, driven mainly by strong agricultural growth following recovery from drought, but lingering political uncertainty dampens private confidence and investment, says the World Bank. Released today, “Navigating a Sea of Uncertainty”, the latest edition of the twice-a-year Afghanistan Development Update examines recent …

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