Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Govt Refusing to Fall Victim to Taliban’s Extortion Tactics

Govt Refusing to Fall Victim to Taliban’s Extortion Tactics

March 03,2021

KABUL - The Presidential Palace (ARG) stated Monday that neither the Afghan government nor independent sources that fund development projects or provide aid will fall victim to Taliban ...

Full Truce Before Afghan Exit: US Lawmaker

Full Truce Before Afghan Exit:  US Lawmaker

March 03,2021

KABUL - US House of Foreign Affairs Committee Member Michael McCaul has said the Taliban would overrun Afghanistan if there were a complete withdrawal of American forces, which would lead to a “pre-9/11-type posture” in the country and create ...

Ex-Us Defense Officials Urge Longer Afghanistan Presence

Ex-Us Defense  Officials Urge Longer Afghanistan Presence

March 03,2021

WASHINGTON - Former US president Donald Trump’s last defense secretary Mark Esper and former president Barack Obama’s first defense secretary Robert Gates both said they ...

Ghani and Khalilzad Meet to Discuss Next Phase in Peace Process

Ghani and Khalilzad Meet to  Discuss Next Phase in Peace Process

March 02,2021

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani met with US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on Monday, the Presidential Palace (ARG) said in a statement adding that both sides discussed the next steps ...

US Wasted Over $2B on Capital Assets in Afghanistan: SIGAR

US Wasted Over  $2B on Capital Assets in  Afghanistan: SIGAR

March 02,2021

KABUL - The US government spent more than $2.4 billion on capital assets that were unused or abandoned, were not used for their intended purposes, had deteriorated, or were destroyed ...

Afghanistan Marks 100 Years of Diplomatic Ties With Turkey

Afghanistan Marks 100 Years of Diplomatic Ties With Turkey

March 02,2021

KABUL - Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Afghanistan and Turkey on Monday, Afghan Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar said that Turkey has had a key ...

Political Settlement Leading to Peace Key Goal: Ghani

Political Settlement Leading to Peace Key Goal: Ghani

March 02,2021

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani says talks on key issues must be held as soon as possible and it is the government’s job to pave the way for peace...

Taliban Warns Washington Against Violating Doha Agreement

Taliban Warns Washington Against Violating Doha Agreement

March 01,2021

DOHA - The Taliban urged Washington to uphold its part of the US-Taliban agreement signed a year ago Sunday and stated the release of remaining prisoners and end of blacklists have yet ...

Peace Won’t Be Found in Silence or Fear, Says AIHRC Chair

Peace Won’t Be Found in Silence or Fear, Says AIHRC Chair

March 01,2021

KABUL - One year ago today – February 28 – Afghans were buoyed by the signing of the US-Taliban agreement in Doha, which they hoped would bring peace. Instead, today, a year later, targeted ...

Khalilzad Back on Track with Talks as He Heads for Region

Khalilzad Back on Track with Talks as He Heads for Region

March 01,2021

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has embarked on another trip to Germany, Afghanistan and regional countries, aimed at strengthening ...

50pc Cut in Fund to Protect Prominent Figures

50pc Cut in Fund to Protect Prominent Figures

March 01,2021

KABUL - The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday announced reducing budget for security of high profile figures from 3.2 billion afghanis to 1.6 billion afs...

Germany Hints at Sending More Troops to Afghanistan

Germany Hints at Sending More Troops to Afghanistan

March 01,2021

KABUL - Germany has hinted at sending more troops to Afghanistan if the security environment in the war-devastated country deteriorates drastically...

China Pledges 400k COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Afghanistan

China Pledges 400k COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Afghanistan

March 01,2021

KABUL - Chinese government has pledged 400,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Afghanistan, Afghan health ministry said on Sunday.
The pledge has been made in two separate meetings ...

Etisalat Gives AFN 1,000,000 to The Lucky Winner

Etisalat Gives AFN 1,000,000 to  The Lucky Winner

March 01,2021

A lucky customer from Kabul won the grand prize of one million Afghani from Etisalat`s ‘Win with Us’ offer. 24 year old Khwaja Saifullah, winner of the grand ...

Entire Nation Stands Behind Security Forces: Ghani

Entire Nation Stands Behind  Security Forces: Ghani

February 28,2021

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said today’s Afghanistan was not the country the security of which ensured by others...

Johnson, Ghani Underline Need for Permanent Ceasefire

Johnson, Ghani Underline Need for Permanent Ceasefire

February 28,2021

KABUL - The United Kingdom has promised to continue its longstanding support to Afghan defence and security forces (ANDSF) against the Taliban...

Dostum Gets Warm Welcome on Return to Kabul After 20-Month Absence

Dostum Gets Warm  Welcome on Return to Kabul After 20-Month Absence

February 28,2021

KABUL - Afghanistan’s controversial former vice president Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum returned to Kabul on Saturday after a 20-month absence. ...

Peace Negotiators Hold 3rd Meeting Following Talks Stalemate

Peace Negotiators Hold  3rd Meeting Following Talks Stalemate

February 28,2021

DOHA - The Afghan Republic and the Taliban negotiators held their third meeting on Thursday evening after over a month-long deadlock in the talks with the main focus on the agenda ...

Lavrov Calls on Taliban to Reduce Violence and Stop Making New Demands

Lavrov Calls on Taliban to Reduce Violence and Stop Making New Demands

February 28,2021

KABUL - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has reaffirmed Moscow’s position of principle on the restoration of peace in Afghanistan and urged the Taliban to stop making ...

All-Female Flight Crew Makes History: Afghanistan

All-Female Flight Crew Makes History: Afghanistan

February 28,2021

KABUL - Afghan private commercial airline, Kam Air flew Afghanistan’s first flight with an all-female crew on board.
Female Afghan pilot, Mohadese Mirzaee ...

Peace Negotiators Hold 3rd Meeting Following Talks Stalemate

Peace Negotiators Hold  3rd Meeting Following Talks Stalemate

February 28,2021

DOHA - The Afghan Republic and the Taliban negotiators held their third meeting on Thursday evening after over a month-long deadlock in the talks with the main ...

Afghanistan and Russia to Discuss Sputnik V Vaccine Supplies Soon, Foreign Minister Says

Afghanistan and Russia to Discuss Sputnik V Vaccine Supplies Soon, Foreign  Minister Says

February 28,2021

MOSCOW - A meeting is expected soon between Afghan and Russian health officials to discuss the supplies of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Afghan Foreign Minister ...

EU-Afghan Group Concerned at High Level of Violence

EU-Afghan Group Concerned at High Level of Violence

February 27,2021

KABUL - European Union and Afghan officials have discussed human rights and fundamental freedoms in the context of the ongoing peace negotiations between the government and the Taliban ...

Sanctions to Help Strengthen Peace Efforts in Afghanistan: Mohib

Sanctions to Help Strengthen Peace  Efforts in Afghanistan: Mohib

February 27,2021

KABUL - National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib has said that sanctions could help strengthen efforts for peace in Afghanistan and pressurize the Taliban to decline violence ...

Germany Committed to Afghan Peace Process, German Minister Says

Germany Committed to Afghan Peace  Process, German Minister Says

February 27,2021

KABUL - The German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said Friday that Germany is committed to the Afghan peace process.
The German defense minister arrived in Afghanistan ...

Mckenzie Placed A ‘Large Measure of the Blame’ on The Taliban for Extreme Violence

Mckenzie Placed A ‘Large Measure of the Blame’ on The Taliban for Extreme Violence

February 27,2021

General Kenneth F. McKenzie said the US and NATO’s withdrawal decision depends on the situation and negotiated settlements between the Taliban and the Afghan government...

Govt Blamed for Having ‘No Control’ on Fuel Prices

Govt Blamed for Having ‘No Control’ on Fuel Prices

February 27,2021

KABUL - There have been over 13 Afs increase ($0.17) increase in every liter of gasoline and diesel in Kabul markets over the last three weeks despite hurdles in the way of fuel import...

Afghan, Uzbek, Pakistani Officials Discuss Railroad Mapping

Afghan, Uzbek, Pakistani Officials  Discuss Railroad Mapping

February 27,2021

KABUL - A trilateral meeting virtually discussed implementation the Mazar—Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar railway track, an official said on Thursday...

11 New Cases of COVID-19, 1 Death Reported

11 New Cases of COVID-19,  1 Death Reported

February 27,2021

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health on Friday reported 11 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 1,385 samples tested in the last 24 hours...

200 Trucks Go to Afghanistan Per Day Via Dogharoun Customs

200 Trucks Go to Afghanistan Per  Day Via Dogharoun Customs

February 27,2021

TEHRAN - Director General of Dogharoun Border Customs Office Mahmood Koohgerd said over 200 trucks export Iranian products every day to neighboring Afghanistan as the border crossing ...

Afghanistan Begins Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

Afghanistan Begins  Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

February 24,2021

KABUL - Afghanistan on Tuesday commenced COVID-19 vaccination drive, administering doses initially to security forces, health workers and journalists...

Violence, Instability Cost Telecom Providers $15m: Official

Violence,  Instability Cost Telecom  Providers $15m: Official

February 24,2021

KABUL - A lack of security has inflicted a loss of over $15 million to telecommunication companies, as 380 towers have been totally or partially damaged in various parts ...

Ghani, Uzbek FM Discuss Ties, Peace Process

Ghani, Uzbek FM Discuss Ties, Peace Process

February 24,2021

KABUL - A high ranking Uzbekistan delegation led by Foreign Minister AbdulAzizKamilov on Tuesday met with President Ashraf Ghani and stressed reduction in violence and establishment ...

Sharp Rise in Afghan Civilian Casualties after Start of Peace Talks: UN

Sharp Rise in Afghan  Civilian Casualties after Start of Peace Talks: UN

February 24,2021

KABUL - There has been an increase in civilians killed and injured in Afghanistan following the start of peace talks in September, UNAMA said Tuesday...

Defense Ministry to Increase Special Operations Forces in Spring

Defense Ministry to  Increase Special Operations Forces in Spring

February 24,2021

KABUL - The Defense Ministry is preparing to increase special operations forces to face the Taliban in the upcoming fighting season this spring, Deputy Defense Minister Shah Mahmoud...