'Million at risk' as attacks on Afghan healthcare facilities rise

Red Cross raises concern over spike in attacks on health facilities and large number of coronavirus cases among medics. Rising violence and attacks on healthcare facilities amid the coronavirus pandemic have put millions of people at risk in Afghanistan, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned. In

Afghanistan likely facing coronavirus 'health disaster': Watchdog

Poor healthcare system and ongoing war will make it difficult to contain coronavirus, the US watchdog SIGAR says. Afghanistan, beset by a poor healthcare system, malnutrition, war and other vulnerabilities, is likely facing a “health disaster” from the coronavirus, a watchdog report to the United States Congress has warned. The report,

Gunmen in Afghanistan kill 25 at Sikh complex, Islamic State claims responsibility

KABUL (Reuters) – Gunmen and suicide bombers raided a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, killing 25 people before security forces killed all of the attackers, the government said. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement. Sikhs have been

'God's punishment': Muted Nowruz in Afghanistan over coronavirus

A quiet welcome to one of the most important festivals in the South Asian country, which has two dozen COVID-19 cases. Herat, Afghanistan – A small crowd gathers around the rickshaw of Abdulrazaq, a 73-year old-resident of Herat, on Nowruz, the Persian New Year that also marks the first day