Truck bomber kills 11 in Afghanistan despite talks on peace

KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide bomber drove an explosive-laden truck into a checkpoint in Afghanistan late on Wednesday killing 11 people, as peace talks between the government and Taliban militants in Qatar seemed to have no bearing on the violence

Afghan schools, universities to remain closed until September

Distance learning via online, radio and TV broadcasts to replace traditional classrooms, officials say. Schools and universities in Afghanistan will remain closed for another three months as the nation’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to climb, authorities have said.

Afghanistan likely facing coronavirus 'health disaster': U.S. watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Afghanistan, beset by a poor healthcare system, malnutrition, war and other vulnerabilities, likely is facing a “health disaster” from the coronavirus, a watchdog report to the U.S. Congress warns. The report released late on Thursday by Special