Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Russian, US Diplomats Discuss Afghan Settlement

Russian, US Diplomats  Discuss Afghan Settlement

December 09, 2018

MOSCOW - U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad discussed on Friday the Afghan settlement process with Russian officials...

IMF to Give Kabul $6.2m Under ECF Programme

IMF to Give Kabul $6.2m Under ECF Programme

December 09, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan will receive a disbursement amount worth $6.2 million under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on ...

Khan Pleads for Political Settlement in Afghanistan

Khan Pleads for Political  Settlement in Afghanistan

December 09, 2018

ISLAMABAD  - Pakistan will no longer fight America’s war in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan says, insisting that only a political solution can bring peace ...

Peace in Afghanistan Tied to Cessation of Violence: India

Peace in Afghanistan Tied  to Cessation of Violence: India

December 09, 2018

NEW YORK  - “We support a peace process that promotes and protects unity, sovereignty, democracy, inclusiveness and prosperity of Afghanistan,” Indian diplomat. . .

Saikal Underlines Efforts for Peace and Stability in Afghanistan

Saikal Underlines Efforts for Peace  and Stability in Afghanistan

December 09, 2018

KABUL - Mahmoud Saikal, Afghanistan’s permanent representative in the UN has said recent developments in the context of the Afghan peace process provided hope for ...

Tashkent Eyes Transit Trade Pact with Kabul, Islamabad

Tashkent Eyes Transit Trade  Pact with Kabul, Islamabad

December 09, 2018

KABUL- Uzbekistan has evinced a keen interest in reaching a trilateral agreement of transit trade with Afghanistan and Pakistan and to boost trade to higher levels. . .

Security Situation in Afghanistan Remains Difficult: NATO Chief

Security Situation in  Afghanistan Remains  Difficult: NATO Chief

December 06, 2018

BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday said that it is in the interest of the NATO and international peace to prevent Afghanistan from ever again ...

President Ghani Meets Spanish Defense Minister

President Ghani  Meets Spanish  Defense Minister

December 06, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday discussed various issues with visiting Spanish defense minister Margarita Robles, the president’s office said. . .

Peace Process is Afghan Govt’s Property, Says Karzai

Peace Process is  Afghan Govt’s Property, Says Karzai

December 06, 2018

KABUL - Former president Hamid Karzai says the peace process is the property of the Afghan government and that he supports American efforts in this regard...

Kazakhstan is Among Close Friends of Afghanistan

Kazakhstan is Among  Close Friends of Afghanistan

December 06, 2018

KABUL - Sarwar Danish the Second vice President participated in the Ceremony For The Occasion Of The 27th Anniversary Of Kazakhstan Independence held in Serena ...

Khalilzad Assured Pakistan’s Steadfast Support for Afghan Peace

Khalilzad Assured Pakistan’s  Steadfast Support for Afghan Peace

December 06, 2018

KABUL - Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has assured US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad of Islamabad’s steadfast support ...

IEC Declares Wolesi Jirga Elections Results of Another 2 Provinces

IEC Declares Wolesi Jirga Elections Results of Another 2 Provinces

December 06, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has announced the Wolesi Jirga elections preliminary results of western Ghor and Badghis provinces...

It’s Time for Everyone to Get Onboard, End Afghan War: Mattis

It’s Time for Everyone to Get Onboard, End Afghan War: Mattis

December 05, 2018

KABUL - US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis regarding President Donald Trump’s letter to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, says it is a diplomatic effort to end the long ...

US Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad Arrives in Islamabad

US Envoy Zalmay  Khalilzad Arrives in  Islamabad

December 05, 2018

ISLAMABAD -  US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday to hold talks with the political and ...

Taliban Hold Consultations Over Next Round of Peace Talks

Taliban Hold  Consultations  Over Next Round  of Peace Talks

December 05, 2018

KABUL - The Taliban Leader Mullah Haiatullah Akhunzada has invited his political envoys to Pakistan for consultations on peace process with the US, a media report said ...

Concerns of all Afghans Considered in Peace Roadmap :Vice President Sarwar Danish

Concerns of all Afghans  Considered in Peace Roadmap :Vice President Sarwar Danish

December 05, 2018

KABUL - Second vice-president Sarwar Danish Tuesday said all worries about human rights achievements in Afghanistan had been considered in formulation of the roadmap for ...

NATO Expects Russia, Iran to Support Afghan Peace

NATO Expects Russia,  Iran to Support Afghan Peace

December 05, 2018

KABUL - NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday said the alliance expected all regional powers, including Russia and Iran, to support an Afghan-led and ...

Turkish Aid Agency Helps Afghan Women with Job Skills

Turkish Aid Agency Helps  Afghan Women with Job Skills

December 05, 2018

KABUL - Turkey’s state-run aid agency is helping women in northern Afghanistan gain valuable skills for jobs.
The aid is going to women's vocational ...

Trump Writes to Pakistan’ Khan to Seek Cooperation on Afghan Peace

Trump Writes to Pakistan’ Khan to Seek Cooperation on Afghan Peace

December 04, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump in a letter to Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, has sought Islamabad’s cooperation in...

Taliban will Return if NATO Leaves, Stoltenberg Warns

Taliban will Return if NATO Leaves, Stoltenberg Warns

December 04, 2018

The NATO Ministerial will conclude with a meeting of all nations contributing to the Resolute Support training mission in Afghanistan...

Budgetary Units Spend 75 Percent of their Funds

Budgetary Units Spend  75 Percent of their Funds

December 04, 2018

KABUL - The MoF spokesman Shamroz Khan Masjidi said that by the end of the year, development budget spending will reach at least 80 percent...

Khalilzad Resumes His Trip for Afghan Peace Mission

Khalilzad Resumes His Trip for Afghan Peace Mission

December 04, 2018

KABUL - Zalmay Khalilzad has once again started his trip to several countries for talks on Afghan peace process.
The US Special Representative for ...

IEC to Announce Results for 14 Provinces by Next Week

IEC to Announce Results for  14 Provinces by Next Week

December 04, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday said the election management body will announce the preliminary results of the remaining 14 provinces by next week...

Policy to Legalize Illegal Armed Men Approved in Principle

Policy to Legalize Illegal  Armed Men Approved in Principle

December 04, 2018

KABUL - The National Security Council (NSC) has approved in principle the policy of legalizing illegal armed men and groups, a statement said on Monday...

Iran's Stance on Afghanistan Clear: Spokesman

Iran's Stance on Afghanistan Clear: Spokesman

December 04, 2018

TEHRAN - Tehran has taken a clear stance on Afghanistan and also on the issue of peace in the neighboring country, spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry ...

Mattis Sees Progress in Afghanistan, but No Plans for Troop Drawdowns

Mattis Sees Progress in  Afghanistan, but No Plans for Troop Drawdowns

December 03, 2018

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he is focused on finding an end to the war in Afghanistan, but that doesn’t involve withdrawing ...

NATO FMs to Discuss Afghan Peace, Reforms & Geneva Conference

NATO FMs to Discuss Afghan Peace, Reforms & Geneva Conference

December 03, 2018

KABUL - The NATO Foreign Ministers would discuss range of issues, including security situation in Afghanistan . . .

Afghan Authorities Probe Allegations of Abuse in Women’s Soccer Team

Afghan Authorities Probe Allegations of Abuse in Women’s Soccer Team

December 03, 2018

KABUL - Afghan authorities are investigating allegations of sexual abuse of members of the national women’s soccer team after a report in Britain’s Guardian ...

MPs Urge Civilians Casualties Should Stop

MPs Urge Civilians Casualties Should Stop

December 03, 2018

KABUL - A number of Wolesi Jirga or lower house members on Saturday strongly criticized civilian casualties during operations, asking for decisive steps to be taken ...

Troops in Baghlan Without Salaries for 3 Months

Troops in Baghlan  Without Salaries  for 3 Months

December 03, 2018

PUL-I-KHUMRI - Soldiers of the Afghan National Army’s Shaheen Military Corps first battalion in northern Baghlan province say they have not received their salaries ...

IEC Gives Updates on Preparations for Presidential Elections

IEC Gives Updates on Preparations for Presidential Elections

December 03, 2018

KABUL - IEC spokesman says they will go ahead based on their operational plan and the elections timelines of presidential elections...

12-Member Govt Team Not Capable of Holding Talks with Taliban: MPs

12-Member Govt Team  Not Capable of Holding Talks with Taliban: MPs

December 02, 2018

KABUL - Some Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday raised questions over the 12-member government’s team for talks with the Taliban and asked reconsidering the list. . .

Ghani, Abdullah Condole Former US President Demise

Ghani, Abdullah Condole  Former US President Demise

December 02, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah have condoled the demise of former US President George WH Bush Senior. . .

Peace with Taliban before April Vote to be Ideal: Khalilzad

Peace with Taliban  before April Vote to be  Ideal: Khalilzad

December 01, 2018

KABUL - Speaking during PBS News Hour the envoy said: “Ideally, of course, it would be good to have an agreement with the Taliban first, and then ...

Parties Defiant as IEC Counts Biometric and Non-Biometric Votes

Parties Defiant  as IEC Counts  Biometric and Non-Biometric Votes

December 01, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) on Thursday said that it counted both biometric and non-biometric votes while identifying the winners ...