Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, January 18th, 2020

U.S., Taliban Continue Meetings in Qatar on Joint Agreement

U.S., Taliban Continue Meetings in  Qatar on Joint Agreement

January 18,2020

DOHA - A representative of the Taliban says a second day of meetings between the group and a U.S. negotiating team led by Zalmay Khalilzad has been held in Qatar. “Both negotiation teams ...

World Bank Vice President Visits Afghanistan, Reassures Continued Commitment

World Bank Vice President Visits Afghanistan,  Reassures Continued Commitment

January 18,2020

KABUL - World Bank Vice President for the South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer, today concluded his th-three-day visit to Afghanistan to discuss the country’s current ...

Afghan-China Transit Trade Embarks Through Gwadar Seaport

Afghan-China Transit Trade  Embarks Through Gwadar Seaport

January 18,2020

KABUL - Transit trade between China and Afghanistan has begun with the inauguration of Gwadar Seaport on the southern coasts of ...

Govt Bodies Dispute Value of 2019 Afghan Exports

Govt Bodies Dispute Value of 2019 Afghan Exports

January 18,2020

KABUL - The National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) rejected a report by the Ministry Industry and Commerce that says Afghanistan’s exports jumped ...

Afghan U19 Cricket Team Defeats South Africa by 7 Wickets

Afghan U19 Cricket Team  Defeats South  Africa by 7 Wickets

January 18,2020

KABUL - The Afghan national U19 cricket team defeated South Africa by seven wickets in the opening match of the U19 Cricket World Cup on Friday. Afghanistan’s Imran Mir ...

Five DABS Employees Killed in Zabul Blast

Five DABS Employees  Killed in Zabul Blast

January 18,2020

ZABUL - At least five employees of the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s largest power distribution company, were killed in a roadside mine blast in ...

HRW: Afghan Govt Failed to Pursue Human Rights Violation Cases

HRW: Afghan Govt Failed to  Pursue Human Rights Violation Cases

January 18,2020

KABUL - Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday said that the Afghan government failed to assess some cases of human rights violations, and failed to arrest the alleged ...

Uruzgan Police Chief Sacked, Summoned to Kabul

Uruzgan Police Chief Sacked, Summoned to Kabul

January 18,2020

TIRINKOT - The Interior Ministry has fired Uruzgan police chief Brig. Gen. Khitab Khanjari, an official said on Friday. Khanjari’s sacking came two ...

President’s Authorities Would be Restricted If Election Headed to Runoff: Abdullah

President’s Authorities Would be Restricted If Election Headed to Runoff: Abdullah

January 18,2020

KABUL - The authorities of ruling team would be restricted if the 2019 election is headed to second round, presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah ...

Qureshi Urges US to Remain Engaged in Rebuilding Afghanistan

Qureshi Urges US to Remain Engaged  in Rebuilding Afghanistan

January 18,2020

KABUL - Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at an event Thursday hosted by a think tank in Washington, D.C. called on the United States to remain engaged in ...

Saudi Education Minister, Afghan Ambassador Meet

Saudi Education Minister, Afghan Ambassador Meet

January 18,2020

KABUL - The Saudi minister of education has met the Afghan ambassador to the oil-rich kingdom in Riyadh, says a news report ...

Kabul, Dushanbe Vow to Boost Security Cooperation

Kabul, Dushanbe Vow to Boost Security Cooperation

January 18,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan and Tajikistan have agreed to step up cooperation on safeguarding their common border and combating terrorism, says a media report ...

US Wants Taliban to Cut Iran Ties: Hekmatyar

US Wants Taliban to  Cut Iran Ties: Hekmatyar

January 16,2020

KABUL - The US has asked the Taliban to cut its ties with Iran and to agree to the presence of some US forces in Afghanistan after a potential peace agreement between the ...

Iran, Afghanistan Discuss Mutual Cooperation, Regional Developments

Iran, Afghanistan Discuss Mutual  Cooperation, Regional Developments

January 16,2020

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser Hamdollah Moheb in a meeting in New Delhi exchanged views on the ...

Afghanistan Successful in Obliterating Daesh Threat from Its Soil

Afghanistan Successful in Obliterating Daesh Threat from Its Soil

January 16,2020

KABUL - Afghan authorities have said they are determined to create opportunity from uncertainty, and move forward with progress, no matter how cluttered the path is with ...

Kabul-Taliban Talks to Begin Soon, Hopes Karzai

Kabul-Taliban Talks to Begin Soon,  Hopes Karzai

January 16,2020

KABUL - Peace negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghanistan government would begin soon, hopes former president Hamid Karzai. The Taliban, who have been ...

Several Ex-Election Commissioners Jailed for 2.5 Years Each

Several Ex-Election  Commissioners Jailed for 2.5 Years Each

January 16,2020

KABUL - The appellant court in Kabul has sentenced a number of former Independent Election Commission (IEC) and Independent Electoral Complaints Commission ...

WB to Support Afghanistan’s Economic Plans

WB to Support  Afghanistan’s Economic Plans

January 16,2020

KABUL - World Bank Regional Vice President Mr. Hartwig Schaefer during a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani supported Afghan development and economic programs and ...

Chahar Dara Residents Seek Reconstruction Schemes

Chahar Dara Residents Seek Reconstruction Schemes

January 16,2020

KUNDUZ CITY - Not a single development project has been implemented in the Chahar Dara district of northern Kunduz province over the past 10 years, residents ...

Acting Minister Paikar Banned from Leaving Country

Acting Minister Paikar Banned  from Leaving Country

January 16,2020

KABUL - M. Jawad Paikar acting minister of Urban Development and Land was accused of exceeding his occupational competencies, making illegal appointments at ...

High Peace Council Fully Marginalized

High Peace Council Fully Marginalized

January 16,2020

KABUL – President Ghani in his new decision has handed all government-related peace functions to State Ministry for Peace, after then the High Peace Council ...

There Is Corruption in Customs, But We Not Have Evidence: MoF

There Is Corruption in Customs, But We Not Have Evidence: MoF

January 16,2020

KABUL - The Afghan Ministry of Finance (MoF) launched a 3-day program, starting Wednesday, to celebrate Tax Week in Badam Bagh area of ...

Khalid: We Want Peace, Not Compromise

Khalid: We Want Peace,  Not Compromise

January 15,2020

KABUL - The acting minister of defense, Asadullah Khalid, on Monday spoke of a willingness for peace talks with the Taliban but said ...

Discrepancies in Reports from Govt Development Office

Discrepancies in Reports from  Govt Development Office

January 15,2020

KABUL - Findings by TOLOnews indicate that the Operation and Support Office of the President for National Development (OSOPND) has been awarded more than 800 projects over the past two ...

MPs Demand Firing a Minister Over Refusal to Attend Briefing

MPs Demand Firing a Minister Over Refusal to Attend Briefing

January 15,2020

KABUL - PMs at the Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of the Afghan parliament, suspended the budget for the Ministry of Industry and Commerce over its “repeated refusal” by ...

Govt Asked to Share Its 7-Point Peace Plan with Senate

Govt Asked to Share Its 7-Point  Peace Plan with Senate

January 15,2020

KABUL - Some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday urged the government to share its seven-point peace plan with the Senate for approval. After nine rounds of peace ...

Nearly 10,000 Complaints Rejected, 71 IEC Workers Fired

Nearly 10,000 Complaints  Rejected, 71 IEC Workers Fired

January 15,2020

KABUL - The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Tuesday announced invalidating votes of 109 polling stations, dismissing 71 Independent ...

Iran Plane Crash: 7 Afghan Victims Identified

Iran Plane Crash: 7 Afghan Victims Identified

January 15,2020

KABUL - Seven Afghan nationals who were killed in a Ukrainian plane crash in Iran have been identified, the Afghan Embassy in Tehran said on Tuesday ...

Salang Highway Reopened to Land Traffics

Salang Highway  Reopened to Land Traffics

January 15,2020

KABUL - Salang highway which was blocked due to heavy snowing reopened to land traffics, officials said on Tuesday [January 14, 2020] Acting head of Salang Maintenance and ...

Pull Troops Out of Afghanistan, Trump Urged

Pull Troops Out of Afghanistan,  Trump Urged

January 15,2020

KABUL - A former US military officer says President Trump is the only one person who can extract America from the conflict in Afghanistan. “There is one man, who can take ...

Afghan Govt Insists on Pre-Talks Ceasefire

Afghan Govt Insists on  Pre-Talks Ceasefire

January 15,2020

KABUL - Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman for the Presidential Palace, on Monday said that the Taliban “must” accept a ceasefire ahead of any peace talks, adding that “without ...

Bahadurzada Takes Coaching Job, ‘Will Not Fight in Near Future’

Bahadurzada Takes Coaching Job,  ‘Will Not Fight in Near Future’

January 15,2020

KABUL - Siyar Bahadurzada, 36, an Afghan MMA fighter, in a Facebook post on Tuesday said he has taken a job coaching at a training camp in Singapore and will not be fighting ...

Regional Tension to Hurt Afghan Peace Talks: Danish

Regional Tension to  Hurt Afghan Peace Talks: Danish

January 14,2020

KABUL - Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish and British Ambassador to Afghanistan Alison Blake on Sunday discussed the Afghan peace process and ...

O’Brien Says US Ready to Reach Deal with Taliban, Reduce Contingent in Afghanistan This Year

O’Brien Says US Ready to Reach Deal with Taliban, Reduce Contingent in Afghanistan This Year

January 14,2020

MOSCOW - White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said that US President Donald Trump could reach a deal with the Taliban movement already this year and even if there was ...

Graft-Tainted Senior Transport Official Referred to AGO

Graft-Tainted Senior  Transport Official  Referred to AGO

January 14,2020

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga on Sunday referred the Road National Authority (RNA) head to the Attorney General Office (AGO) over corruption allegations, asking the government ...