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Ghani Seeks Regional Support for Peace
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Monday afternoon spoke at the opening of an international meeting on “strengthening regional consensus for peace," stressing ...
Pakistan Calls for Early Start to Intra-Afghan Talks
PESHAWAR - Pakistan has called on the global fraternity to focus on ensuring an early start and successful completion of intra-Afghan negotiations...
Pakistani Drone Crashes in Kunar
ASADABAD - A Pakistani drone has crashed in Sarkano district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Tuesday.
Abdul Ghani Musaman, the governor’s spokesman, told ...
Regional Countries Will Have 2% More Economic Growth If Afghanistan Has Peace: Ghani
KABUL - Regional countries will have two percent more economic growth if peace prevails in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani said on Monday...
Palace Awaits Abdullah’s List on Cabinet
KABUL - Two months after the signing of the political agreement between President Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the list of those who will find their way to the cabinet has still ...
Peanut Farmers in Helmand Estimate 23,000 Metric Ton Yield
HELMAND - Officials in Helmand province said Tuesday that 5,000 hectares of land has been cultivated in the province this year, and estimate that 23,000 metric tons of peanuts ...
NDS Says It Arrests Two Daesh Militants Aiming to Attack Hospital, Media Outlet in Kabul
KABUL - Afghanistan's intelligence agency said on Tuesday that two Daesh militants who were aiming to attack a hospital and a media outlet in Kabul were arrested...
Kabul-Hosted Intl Conference on Peace Process Begins
KABUL - Kabul is hosting a meeting of 19 representatives from nations as well as international organizations today in a virtual event organized by the Presidential Palace to discuss ...
Abdullah to Visit to Pakistan in The Near Future
ABUL - The Chairman of the High Council for Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah will visit Pakistan in the near future, it has been reported...
Kabul, Ashgabat Confer on Joint Projects
KABUL - Top diplomats from Afghanistan and Turkmenistan have underlined the importance of cooperation on executing joint projects in different fields. . .
Acting Minister Replacing Officials with Relatives, Allege MPs
KABUL - A number of Wolesi Jirga members on Monday reiterated their call for introduction of ministers-designates to the lower house for a trust vote, accusing some acting ministers ...
Logar Provincial Council Member Shot, Wounded
LOGAR - Nafisa Hijran, a member of Logar's provincial council, and her driver were wounded in a shooting on Monday morning in the province, said Logar police officials...
‘90% of Herat Customs Tax Lost to Fraud’: Governor
KABUL - The ministry also reported 239 new positive cases in the past 24 hours out of 668 tests...
Motocross Gains Interest Among Afghan Youth
KABUL - Enthusiasm for motocross is growing among Afghan youths who want to compete internationally but say costs are prohibitive.
Kabul got its first and only official ...
India Signs MoUs Worth $2.6 Million for Construction Projects in Afghanistan
KABUL - India signed five memorandums of understanding worth $2.6 million for constructions projects in Afghanistan education sector on Sunday...
Britain Urges Taliban to Reduce Violence
KABUL - The British Embassy in Kabul on Sunday called for reduction in violence to create the conditions for intra-Afghan negotiations.
The embassy said that it was deeply ...
Taliban Violence Is Unacceptable, It Has to Go Down: NATO SCR
The NATO called on the Taliban group to decrease violence as the country is going towards an intra-Afghan peace dialogue.
Stefano Pontecorvo, the NATO Senior Civilian ...
Russia Answers Bounty Claims, Says US Is ‘Drug Trafficking’
KABUL - The Russian president’s special envoy for Afghanistan affairs, Zamir Kabulov, on Saturday accused US intelligence in Afghanistan of "drug trafficking," reported ...
Nine Taliban Insurgents Killed in Kandahar, Ghazni Clashes
KANDAHAR/GHANI - At least nine Taliban militants were killed in clashes with the Afghan forces in Kandahar and Ghazni provinces.
Jamal Nasir Barikzai, a spokesman for ...
Saudi Arabia to Build 100 Religious Schools in Afghanistan
KABUL - Saudi Arabia has pledged to build 100 religious schools in Afghanistan and has approved financing of 35 development plans.
Riyadh will also build a hospital in Afghan ...
Afghan Senate Members, MPs, Infected by COVID-19
KABUL - The members of parliament who tested positive, according to the source, didn’t attend the House and that the meetings have been postponed. . .
Govt Mulls Final Say on Taliban Prisoners
KABUL - The Afghan government will make a final decision on the remaining Taliban prisoners after an all-out probe, the Presidential Palace said Sunday ...
Senators Unhappy over Deteriorating Security Situation
KABUL - Some Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday expressed their concerns over growing incidents of insecurity in the country and said elements within the Taliban and government ...
Government Urged to Protect National Values, Prides
KABUL - The Tghir and Omaid Tolana (Change and Hope Association) have registered their protest and said that disgrace to the empire of Ahmad Shah Baba was not acceptable ...
Agriculture Cooperatives Financially Sound, Says Ministry
KABUL - The economic and financial condition of Agriculture Cooperatives has improved nation-wide compared to their situation four years back and their number surged from ...
Gold Prices Up, Petroleum Down in Kabul
KABUL - The price of gold increased while that of petroleum products declined in Kabul this week, Pajhwok Afghan News ...
It Will Be Clear Next Week When Talks with Taliban Will Begin: Ghani
KABUL - It will be clear next week when talks with the Taliban will start, President Ashraf Ghani has said.
In an interview with national broadcaster ...
Khalilzad: Intra-Afghan Talks Should Begin Without Delay
KABUL - Zalmay Khalilzad, Special Representative of the United States to Afghanistan’s Reconciliation, has said that in a recent virtual meeting with President Ashraf Ghani ...
UN, Pakistan Warn of ‘Spoilers’ Seeking to Derail Afghan Peace Process
KABUL - The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, on Thursday warned of spoilers who seek to derail the country's peace process...
Jamiat-E-Islami Party Picks New Chairman, Remove Salahuddin Rabbani
KABUL - At least 47 members of the Jamiat-e-Islami leadership council on Wednesday voted and removed Salahuddin Rabbani as the executive chairman of the party. ...
3-Way Meeting Agree to Promote Regional Trade, Connectivity
KABUL - Afghanistan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan have agreed to create a joint working committee for promoting transit, trade and transportation between the three nations ...
Senate Criticizes Inaction on Ex-Finance Minister Case
KABUL - Senators in Afghanistan’s Meshrano Jirga (the upper house of parliament) on Thursday criticized the Afghan government for its ambiguity towards the corruption case ...
Homes of 2 Journalists Searched Against Law: AJSC
KABUL - The Afghanistan Journalist Safety Committee (AJSC) on Thursday termed searching homes of two journalists by intelligence operatives in southeastern Khost province ...
Afghan President’s Statement on Youth Sparks Backlash
KABUL - A controversial statement by President Ashraf Ghani about Afghan youth during a live TV debate has sparked heated discussion from Afghan journalists, members of civil society ...
Afghan Govt Welcomes EU Statement on Afghanistan
KABUL - The Afghan government on Friday welcomed the statement issued about Afghanistan by the Council of the European Union in which the bloc reaffirmed its political commitment ...