Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Peace Deal Not to Harm Treaties with Friendly States

Peace Deal Not to Harm  Treaties with Friendly States

August 21,2019

KABUL - The president, who visited the Police Department at the Ministry of Interior in Kabul on Monday, congratulated the police and government officials on celebrating . . .

Soraya to Afghans: Back Govt’s Quest for Peace

Soraya to Afghans:  Back Govt’s Quest  for Peace

August 21,2019

JALALABAD - Princesses Soraya Malik, granddaughter of King Amanullah Khan, has urged Afghans to support the government’s quest for peace and stability in the country. . .

Fighting Daesh Needs International Consensus: NSC

Fighting Daesh Needs International Consensus: NSC

August 21,2019

KABUL - The National Security Council (NSC) in a statement on Tuesday said Daesh poses a threat to Afghanistan and the world and that it needs am international consensus to be suppressed. . .

Plan Devised to Protect Wedding Halls: Owners

Plan Devised to Protect Wedding Halls: Owners

August 21,2019

KABUL - The Wedding Hall Owner Association on Tuesday announced devising a security plan to protect their halls and would share the plan with security organs for implementation. . .

US Announces $125m in Aid to Afghanistan

US Announces $125m  in Aid to Afghanistan

August 21,2019

KABUL - The United States announces an additional amount of nearly $125 million in humanitarian assistance to meet the needs of vulnerable Afghans inside Afghanistan, including . . .

Girls School Torched in Kabul by Taliban

Girls School Torched in Kabul by Taliban

August 21,2019

KABUL - A school was set on fire by Taliban militants in Shakardara district in Kabul Province early on Tuesday, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement. . .

17 Killed, 1,100 Wounded in Herat Incidents

17 Killed, 1,100 Wounded  in Herat Incidents

August 21,2019

HERAT CITY - Seventeen civilians have been killed in as many days in western Herat province during separate incidents that left another 1,100 wounded, an official said Tuesday. . .

Ghani Vows to Crush Daesh Havens after Wedding Attack

Ghani Vows to Crush Daesh Havens after Wedding Attack

August 20,2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Monday vowed to “eliminate” all safe havens of the Daesh as the country marked 100th Independence Day after a horrific wedding attack . . .

We Don’t Want Afghanistan to be Laboratory for Terror: Trump

We Don’t Want Afghanistan to be Laboratory for Terror: Trump

August 20,2019

WASHINGTON - US President Donlad Trump has expressed optimism over ongoing discussions on Afghanistan with the government and the Taliban and said they had good talks . . .

Kabul Attack: Surviving Groom Says He Was ‘Devastated Forever’

Kabul Attack: Surviving Groom Says He Was ‘Devastated  Forever’

August 20,2019

KABUL - An Afghan groom whose wedding ceremony was hit by a suicide bombing in Kabul on Saturday evening says the tragedy has taken happiness from his life forever . . .

China Ready to Help Afghan Peace Process Succeed

China Ready to  Help Afghan Peace  Process Succeed

August 20,2019

KABUL - China’s special representative for Afghanistan Deng Xijun on Sunday said his country was ready for all cooperation to help the Afghan peace process yield a positive . . .

UN Congratulate Afghanistan on 100th Independence Anniversary

UN Congratulate Afghanistan on  100th Independence Anniversary

August 20,2019

KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I wish to congratulate all Afghans as they celebrate 100 years of their country’s independence, UN envoy said . . .

US Extends Best Wishes to Afghans on 100th Independence Anniversary

US Extends Best Wishes  to Afghans on 100th  Independence Anniversary

August 20,2019

KABUL - US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo hasextend best wishes to the people of Afghanistan on thecelebration of the 100th anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence . . .

Critics Express Different Views on Afghanistan’s Independence

Critics Express Different  Views on Afghanistan’s  Independence

August 20,2019

KABUL - A century has been passed since Afghanistan achieved its independence from the British. Critics say major decisions on Afghanistan are made abroad . . .

EU Supports Honorable Afghan Peace, Presidential Polls

EU Supports Honorable Afghan Peace, Presidential Polls

August 17,2019

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and European Union Ambassador to Afghanistan Pierre Mayaudon during a meeting discussed a range of issues including presidential election ...

I will Change the System to Federal if Won the Election: Pedram

I will Change the System to Federal if Won the  Election: Pedram

August 17,2019

KABUL - A presidential candidate, Latif Pedram on Thursday after launching his electioneering said he would change the structure of the government if he won the election...

UK Announces £8 Million Financial Contribution for Presidential Elections

UK Announces £8 Million Financial Contribution for Presidential Elections

August 17,2019

KABUL -  The United Kingdom’s (UK) Department for International Development (DFID) will make available up to £8 million to the UN Electoral Support Programme ...

US Envoy Criticizes Release of Ex-CEO of Kabul Bank

US Envoy Criticizes Release of Ex-CEO of Kabul Bank

August 17,2019

KABUL - US ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass says he was disturbed after hearing reports that the Afghan government requested the early release of Khalilullah Frozi ...

Taliban, U.S. Pact in Afghanistan Could Boost Islamic State

Taliban, U.S. Pact in Afghanistan Could Boost Islamic State

August 17,2019

KABUL/JALALABAD - A deal between the Taliban and the United States for U.S. forces to withdraw from their longest-ever war in Afghanistan could drive some diehard Taliban fighters into ...

Jihadi Figures Urge ‘Good Peace Deal’ to Avoid Crisis

Jihadi Figures Urge ‘Good Peace Deal’ to Avoid Crisis

August 17,2019

KABUL - A number of Afghanistan’s prominent former Jihadi leaders said that to avoid a potential uncertainty in the country, there is a need to seal a good peace deal ...

Probe Team Assigned to Assess Civilian Casualties in Paktia

Probe Team Assigned to  Assess Civilian Casualties in Paktia

August 17,2019

KABUL - Senior Afghan and US officials on Thursday visited Paktia to assess security situation as well as the claims of civilian casualties in a government forces operation in the province...

US, Taliban Conclude 8th Round of Talks with Progress

US, Taliban Conclude 8th Round of Talks with Progress

August 14,2019

KABUL - The eight round of talks between US and the Taliban has concluded with progress as both sides worked on the technical and practical aspect of possible peace agreement...

Atmar May Join Ghani’s Election Campaign Team

Atmar May Join Ghani’s Election  Campaign Team

August 14,2019

KABUL - While presidential candidate Mohammad Haneef Atmar suspended his campaign, sources told TOLOnews that Mr. Atmar might join President Ghani in his re-election campaign ...

No Let Up in Violence Despite Progress in Peace Talks: ICRC

No Let Up in Violence  Despite Progress in Peace Talks: ICRC

August 14,2019

KABUL - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is disheartened to see that the ongoing peace talks have not diminished the intensity of violence ...

Pakistani Envoy Says Kashmir Crisis Could Affect Afghan Peace

Pakistani Envoy Says Kashmir Crisis Could Affect Afghan Peace

August 14,2019

KABUL - Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US, Asad Majeed Khan has said that Islamabad might redeploy troops from the Afghanistan frontier to the Kashmir border, a shift ...

US Forces Reject Draw Back in Afghanistan Operations

US Forces Reject Draw Back in Afghanistan Operations

August 14,2019

KABUL - US-Forces in Afghanistan have refuted reports regarding reduction or halt to military operations against Taliban ...

Government Releases 35 Taliban Inmates

Government Releases  35 Taliban Inmates

August 14,2019

KABUL - Thirty-five Taliban prisoners have been released from the National Directorate of Security (NDS) detention centres in compliance to presidential decree, a statement ...

About 2.5 Million Pilgrims Performed Hajj this Year

About 2.5 Million Pilgrims Performed Hajj this Year

August 14,2019

KABUL - About 2.5 million pilgrims performed this year’s Hajj exercise, the Saudi Arabian ambassador ...

United Nations Concerned Over Taliban Threat to Civilians in Election Process

United Nations Concerned Over Taliban Threat to  Civilians in Election Process

August 08,2019

KABUL - The United Nations expresses deep concern at the Taliban’s stated threat to target civilians participating in the 28 September presidential election process...

Ghani, CEO Voice Shock Over Swaraj’s Death

Ghani, CEO  Voice Shock  Over Swaraj’s Death

August 08,2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and other officials have expressed deep shock at the demise of former Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, hailing her as a great ...

Denmark Pledges $4.2m for Afghan Anti-Corruption Efforts

Denmark Pledges $4.2m for Afghan Anti-Corruption Efforts

August 08,2019

KABUL - The Danish Embassy in Afghanistan pledged $4.2 million for “Afghanistan Anti-Corruption, Transparency, Integrity and Openness (ACTION) project” under an agreement ...

Khalilzad Briefs Indian FM on Afghan Peace Efforts

Khalilzad Briefs Indian FM on  Afghan Peace Efforts

August 08,2019

KABUL - US Special Representative for Afghanistan Peace Zalmay Khalilzad has meet Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar in New Delhi, the Indian media reported . . .

Taliban Delegation Travels to Uzbekistan

Taliban Delegation  Travels to Uzbekistan

August 08,2019

KABUL - A delegation of Taliban’s political office in Doha has travelled to Uzbekistan for talks on bilateral ties.
Taliban spokesman Sohail Shaheen ...

560 Samangan Women Receive Health Kits, Sports Tools

560 Samangan  Women Receive Health Kits, Sports Tools

August 08,2019

AIBAK - ACTED has provided health kits and sports tools for 560 women and girls in northern Samangan province, an official said on Wednesday...

Khalilzad Makes ‘Excellent Progress’ in Talks with Taliban

Khalilzad Makes ‘Excellent Progress’ in Talks with Taliban

August 07,2019

Mr. Khalilzad says he will travel to India for meetings to build international consensus on Afghan peace.
KABUL - The US Special Representative ...