Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, September 21st, 2020

Ready to Facilitate Afghan Peace Process, Says Uzbekistan

Ready to Facilitate  Afghan Peace Process, Says Uzbekistan

September 21,2020

PESHAWAR - Uzbekistan has reaffirmed its willingness willing to facilitate the ongoing Afghan peace process...

Doha Talks’ Atmosphere Somehow Satisfactory: Sadati

Doha Talks’ Atmosphere Somehow  Satisfactory: Sadati

September 21,2020

KABUL - The High National Reconciliation Council (HNRC) deputy chairman on Saturday said the intra-Afghan talks’ atmosphere was somehow satisfactory.00

Ghani Condemns Attack on Yet Another Government Official

Ghani Condemns Attack on  Yet Another Government Official

September 20,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has condemned the attack on Ayub Gharwal, deputy head of Paktia Provincial Council, who was gunned down on Saturday in Gardez city...

Korea is the Example of a Friend in Need of Afghanistan

Korea is the Example of a Friend in Need of Afghanistan

September 20,2020

KABUL - The first batch of Korea’s COVID-19-specific assistance to Afghanistan arrived at the Hamid Karzai International Airport today (September 19th)...

Peace Negotiators Need Nation’s Support: Abdullah

Peace Negotiators Need  Nation’s Support: Abdullah

September 20,2020

KABUL - The High Council for National Reconciliation chairman says the government’s negotiating team is in Doha to resolve differences with Taliban...

UN Security Council Welcomes Start of Intra-Afghan Talks

UN Security Council Welcomes Start of  Intra-Afghan Talks

September 20,2020

DOHA - The UN Security Council in a statement on Friday welcomed the start of intra-Afghan talks in Doha, saying it strongly reaffirms its commitments to the sovereignty, independence ...

Taliban Against Formation of Interim Gov’t

Taliban Against Formation of Interim Gov’t

September 20,2020

KABUL - Mr Mujahid in an exclusive interview with DID Press agency touched on issues of ceasefire, Doha Talks, Afghanistan’s achievements during almost two decades and preserving ...

Ghani Approves Inclusion of Mother Name on Tazkira

Ghani Approves Inclusion of  Mother Name on Tazkira

September 19,2020

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in a decree approved inclusion of mother’s name on Tazkira (also National ID), including other personal information of ...

Trump’s Former NSA Says Withdrawal of US Troops from Afghanistan Is an Unwise Policy

Trump’s Former NSA Says Withdrawal of US Troops from Afghanistan Is an Unwise Policy

September 19,2020

WASHINGTON - US President Trump’s former national security adviser, H.R. McMaster says that Trump Administration’s withdrawal plan from Afghanistan is “an unwise ...

EU to Fund Extension of Border Stability Program to Include Afghanistan

EU to Fund Extension of Border  Stability Program to Include Afghanistan

September 19,2020

NUR-SULTAN – The European Union (EU) will extend its Border Management Program in Central Asia (BOMCA) to Afghanistan and has already made a 21.75 million euro (US$25.67 million) pledge for the 10th phase of the program from 2020 to 2025 ...

Talks Must Ensure Protection of Minorities, Says Afghan Only Known Jewish

Talks Must Ensure  Protection of Minorities, Says Afghan Only  Known Jewish

September 19,2020

KABUL, Afghanistan – The country’s only known Jewish, Zablon Simintov, said the future political system in Afghanistan should ensure the protection of all minorities in the country and their humanitarian ...

Violence Remains High Despite Intra-Afghan Peace Talks

Violence Remains High Despite  Intra-Afghan Peace Talks

September 19,2020

KABUL - Violence remains high despite intra-Afghan peace talks opening in Doha, Afghan Acting Defense Minister Asadullah Khalid said on Thursday...

COVID-19: 25 of 240 Cases Test Positive in Afghanistan

COVID-19: 25 of 240 Cases Test Positive in Afghanistan

September 19,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health on Friday reported 25 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 240 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported one new COVID-19 death ...

Taliban’s Key ‘Red Unit’ Commander Killed

Taliban’s Key ‘Red Unit’ Commander Killed

September 19,2020

KABUL - In a government operation in the Surobi district of Kabul City, the Taliban’s assigned red unit deputy commander was killed...

Ghani Introduces 10 New Ministers-Designate

Ghani Introduces  10 New Ministers-Designate

September 15,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Monday introduced 10 acting ministers as his Cabinet nominees at a ceremony at the Presidential ...

Afghans Will Achieve Peace, Hopes Qatari Ruler

Afghans Will Achieve Peace,  Hopes Qatari Ruler

September 15,2020

KABUL - The emir of Qatar says intra-Afghan dialogue is a historic opportunity for resolving the conflict, a moment Afghans have long been waiting for ...

Turkmenistan Supports Development of Railway Communication in Afghanistan

Turkmenistan Supports Development of  Railway Communication in Afghanistan

September 15,2020

ASHGABAT - Turkmenistan contributes to the development of railway communication in Afghanistan in different ways, Trend reports with reference to Turkmenistan’s State News Agency...

Pakistan’s Exports to Afghanistan Drop by 43.6% in July

Pakistan’s Exports to Afghanistan Drop by 43.6% in July

September 15,2020

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s exports of goods and services to Afghanistan dropped by 43.61 percent in July against the same period last year, the State Bank of Pakistan ...

CENTCOM Chief Discusses Peace Process with Ghani in Kabul

CENTCOM Chief Discusses  Peace Process with Ghani in Kabul

September 14,2020

KABUL - General Kenneth F. McKenzie, top commander of the US Central Command, met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Saturday evening to discuss the start of the peace talks between government ...

War Amid Peace Negotiation Illogical: Stanekzai

War Amid Peace  Negotiation Illogical: Stanekzai

September 14,2020

DOHA, Qatar – Head of the Afghan negotiating team Masoom Stanekzai in a press conference Sunday said peace negotiation while war still going on in the country is not logical...

Khalilzad: US Will Safeguard Afghan People’s Interest in Talks

Khalilzad: US Will Safeguard  Afghan People’s Interest in Talks

September 14,2020

DOHA - Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special representative for Afghanistan peace, in an interview with TOLOnews on the sidelines of the  Afghan peace talks in Doha on Saturday said the United ...

No Let-Up in Taliban Attacks Amid Talks: Khalid

No Let-Up in Taliban Attacks  Amid Talks: Khalid

September 14,2020

KABUL - Despite the launch of intra-Afghan peace talks in Qatar, Taliban militants continued to attack Afghan security forces in many parts of the country, the acting minister of defense ...

Croatian Flag Lowered as Last of Their Troops Leave Afghanistan

Croatian Flag Lowered as Last of Their Troops Leave Afghanistan

September 14,2020

MAZAR -E- SHARIF - A flag lowering ceremony was held at Marmal camp in Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Afghanistan on Saturday to mark the official end of the Croatian army’s presence in the country. . .

Peace Process Being Forwarded in Prudent Way: Ghani

Peace Process Being Forwarded in  Prudent Way: Ghani

September 13,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said his government would move forward the peace process in a prudent way to see the conflict ending in the country ...

Taliban Strive to Make Peace Talks a Success: Baradar

Taliban Strive to Make Peace Talks a Success: Baradar

September 13,2020

KABUL - Taliban’s co-founder and political office head Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar on Saturday stressed full implementation of the group’s peace agreement with the US, saying ...

Khalilzad Expresses Hopes for Intra-Afghan Negotiations

Khalilzad Expresses Hopes for Intra-Afghan Negotiations

September 13,2020

DOHA - On the sidelines of the opening of Afghan peace talks on Saturday, the US envoy to Afghanistan expressed hope for the process...

Entire World Wants You to Succeed, Pompeo Says in Doha

Entire World Wants You to Succeed,  Pompeo Says in Doha

September 13,2020

KABUL - US secretary of state Michael Pompeo on Saturday said the Kabul and Taliban delegates in Qatar would write next chapter in history of Afghanistan and hoped the new ...

NATO Commander Supports Afghan Peace Process

NATO Commander Supports Afghan Peace Process

September 13,2020

KABUL - NATO Resolute Support Commander Gen. Miller says the people of Afghanistan deserve the moment of the launch of intra-Afghan negotiation (after 40 years of conflict and sacrifices ....

Seize The Opportunity, Khan Asks Afghan Leaders

Seize The Opportunity, Khan Asks Afghan Leaders

September 13,2020

PESHAWAR - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday renewed his call for Afghan leaders to seize the historic opportunity for bringing peace to their country...

No Compromise on National Security Forces: Ghani

No Compromise on National Security Forces: Ghani

September 12,2020

KABUL - Ruling out any compromise on the defense and security forces, President Ashraf Ghani has said the national forces are defenders of the democratic system...

Afghanistan, Fortescue Sign Five Agreements

Afghanistan, Fortescue Sign Five Agreements

September 12,2020

KABUL - The Afghan government signed five agreements with Australian Fortescue Metals Groups Limited company, a statement from the Presidential Palace said on Thursday...

Pompeo Welcomes Decision to Start Afghan Peace Talks

Pompeo Welcomes Decision to Start Afghan Peace Talks

September 12,2020

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has welcomed the announcement of the start of long-awaited peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban...

Afghanistan’s Negotiating Team Heads to Doha for Talks

Afghanistan’s Negotiating Team  Heads to Doha for Talks

September 12,2020

KABUL - Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum on Friday said that he strongly supports the peace talks with the Taliban, but said that the Taliban are not as strong as some might think...

Tehran, Kabul Stress Expansion of Economic Ties

Tehran, Kabul Stress Expansion of  Economic Ties

September 12,2020

TEHRAN – Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian, who is the chairman of the Iran-Afghanistan Joint Economic Committee, met with Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Tehran ...

US Calls for Ex-Afghan Football Chief’s Arrest on Sexual Abuse Charges

US Calls for Ex-Afghan Football Chief’s Arrest on Sexual Abuse Charges

September 12,2020

WASHINGTON - The United States has called for Keramuddin Karim, the former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation, to be arrested and prosecuted so that justice can prevail...