Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Ex-Canada Envoy in Kabul Replaces UNAMA Head

Ex-Canada Envoy in Kabul Replaces UNAMA Head

March 26,2020

KABUL - Former Canada ambassadress to Afghanistan Deborah Lyons has been appointed as the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) chief...

Govt, Taliban to Discuss Swapping Prisoners

Govt, Taliban to Discuss Swapping Prisoners

March 26,2020

KABUL - The government and the Taliban are expected to hold a video conference in the presence of Qatar, the US and Red Cross representatives on prisoners releases today (Wednesday)...

Civilians, Policeman Killed in Kapesa Mortar Shell Attack

Civilians, Policeman Killed in Kapesa Mortar Shell Attack

March 26,2020

MAHMOOD RAQI - Three civilians were killed and three others, including a child, wounded when mortar shell fired by militants landed on their vehicle in the Tagab district ...

Trade Ports with Uzbekistan to Stay Open: Ahmadi

Trade Ports with Uzbekistan to Stay Open: Ahmadi

March 26,2020

KABUL - Industry and Commerce Minister Ajmal Ahmadi on Tuesday said commercial ports between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan would stay open...

Kazakhstan Stops Flour Exports to Afghanistan

Kazakhstan Stops Flour Exports to Afghanistan

March 26,2020

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - The Chamber of Commerce of northern Balkh province on Tuesday said Kazakhstan has stopped exporting flour to Afghanistan...

New Positive Coronavirus Case Surfaces in Kabul

New Positive Coronavirus Case Surfaces in Kabul

March 26,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday said a new positive coronavirus case has been detected in capital Kabul, taking the nation’s tall to 79 in Afghanistan.. .

MoI Has Insulted Our Tribe, Claim Pashaee Youth

MoI Has Insulted Our Tribe, Claim Pashaee Youth

March 26,2020

JALALABAD - A number youth from Pashaee tribe in eastern Nangarhar province accuse the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of insulting their tribe in a formal letter. . .

U.S. State Secretary Pays Unannounced Visit to Afghanistan

U.S. State Secretary Pays Unannounced Visit to Afghanistan

March 24,2020

KABUL - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday and expected to meet Afghan leaders including President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani ...

Afghan Government Angered by Iran’s Reaction to Political Developments

Afghan Government Angered by Iran’s Reaction to Political Developments

March 24,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani's government has been angered by Tehran's Sunday statement on political developments in Afghanistan following the announcement of disputed election results...

Ghani to People: Help Contain Spread of Deadly Virus

Ghani to People: Help Contain Spread of Deadly Virus

March 24,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has stressed the need for public cooperation with the government on preventing the spread of coronavirus...

Moscow Encourages Inclusive Govt in Kabul

Moscow Encourages Inclusive Govt in Kabul

March 24,2020

KABUL - Russia has asked Afghan politicians to set aside their differences and create an administration acceptable to all.
This was stated in a written debate of the media ...

Women’s Rights, Girls’ Education Top Priorities: Maiwandwal

Women’s Rights, Girls’ Education Top Priorities: Maiwandwal

March 24,2020

SHARAN - The new Women Affairs Department head of Southeastern Paktia province on Monday pledged to work for the basic rights of women and provision of education and work opportunity...

No Exports Via Balkh Air Corridor in Past 6 Months

No Exports Via Balkh Air Corridor in Past 6 Months

March 24,2020

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Traders and their representatives in northern Baklh province say no exports departed the province through the air corridor during the past six months...

Afghanistan to Release Some Prisoners over Coronavirus

Afghanistan to Release Some Prisoners over Coronavirus

March 24,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan will release some prisoners and detainees as a precautionary measure against coronavirus.
The matter was discussed during a cabinet meeting ...

6 New COVID-19 Cases Emerge in Afghanistan

6 New COVID-19 Cases Emerge in Afghanistan

March 24,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) late on Sunday said six more positive cases of coronavirus have been registered in Afghanistan, taking the number of patents to 40 across ...

Tadamichi Yamamoto Receives State Medal of 'Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan' From President Ghani

Tadamichi Yamamoto Receives State Medal of 'Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan' From President Ghani

March 23,2020

KABUL – President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the U.N. special envoy Tadamichi Yamamoto late yesterday, the Afghan Presidential Palace (ARG) said in a statement....

Delay of Peace Process Persists

Delay of Peace Process Persists

March 23,2020

DOHA - Following eighteen months of marathon diplomacy in Doha, the US and the Taliban signed a deal on February 29 in Doha with the aim of bringing peace to Afghanistan, but the next ...

Health Minister Urge People to Stay Home

Health Minister Urge People to Stay Home

March 23,2020

KABUL – Ferozuddin Feroz, health minister, on Sunday reported 10 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, including two in the capital Kabul for the first time, taking the total ...

Corona-Virus: Strategy Comes into Effect to Facilitate Government Employees

Corona-Virus: Strategy Comes into Effect to Facilitate Government Employees

March 23,2020

KABUL - The Independent Civil Services and Administrative Reforms Commission (ICSARC) strategy reduced working hours of government employees and increased precautionary measures ...

Afghan Embassy in Australia Urges for Impartial Investigation on Allegations of War Crimes in Afghanistan

Afghan Embassy in Australia Urges for Impartial Investigation on Allegations of War Crimes in Afghanistan

March 23,2020

KABUL – Afghan Embassy in Australia asked for impartial investigation on allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan...

Herat Man with Covid-19 Symptoms Dies

Herat Man with Covid-19 Symptoms Dies

March 23,2020

HERAT - A man in the western province of Herat, who was suspected of being infected with the coronavirus, died shortly after he was admitted to the regional hospital in Herat dedicated ...

‘People with Corona Symptoms Must Pray at Home’

‘People with Corona Symptoms Must Pray at Home’

March 23,2020

KABUL - Religious scholars on Sunday urged the government and Taliban to create a joint commission on combating coronavirus and advised people to follow guidelines...

Message from Tadamichi Yamamoto, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan

Message from Tadamichi Yamamoto, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan

March 22,2020

KABUL - I depart Kabul with one wish, a wish that I share with millions of Afghans: for peace to return to Afghanistan.
May 2020 be the year that the war ends and Afghans ...

‘No COVID-19 Case Reported in Afghanistan in Last 24 Hours’: MoPH

‘No COVID-19 Case Reported in Afghanistan in Last 24 Hours’: MoPH

March 22,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health on Saturday announced that "no positive case of the coronavirus was reported in the country in the last 24 hours," but results ...

Chinese Billionaire Sending 1.8m Masks to Afghanistan, 9 Other Countries to Combat Coronavirus

Chinese Billionaire Sending 1.8m Masks to Afghanistan, 9 Other Countries to Combat Coronavirus

March 22,2020

BEIJING - Jack Ma, Asia’s richest man, pledged 1.8 million face masks, 210,000 test kits and 36,000 protective suits plus ventilators and thermometers to combat ...

Doha Accord to Help Stabilise Afghanistan: Morrison

Doha Accord to Help Stabilise Afghanistan: Morrison

March 22,2020

KABUL - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has congratulated President Ashraf Ghani on winning a second term in office.
A statement from Ghani’s office on Friday ...

Ambassadors to Kabul Concerned Over Afghan Leaders’ Political Dilemmas

Ambassadors to Kabul Concerned Over Afghan Leaders’ Political Dilemmas

March 22,2020

KABUL - The ambassadors of some foreign countries to Kabul, in their Nawroz welcoming notes, expressed their concerns regarding the ongoing tensions between the Afghan political leaders...

Karzai, Sayyaf Attempt Mediation of Political Stalemate

Karzai, Sayyaf Attempt Mediation of Political Stalemate

March 22,2020

KABUL - Former president Hamid Karzai and former mujahideen leader Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf have begun mediation efforts to solve the tensions between President Ashraf Ghani and ...

Afghan Airlines Intl Flights 90% Halted: ACAA

Afghan Airlines Intl Flights 90% Halted: ACAA

March 22,2020

KABUL - Almost two weeks have passed since Afghan aviation companies announced a near-total shutdown of international flights, but some foreign companies are still flying in and out of ...

President Ghani Allocates Afgs400 Million for Herat to Combat Coronavirus

President Ghani Allocates Afgs400 Million for Herat to Combat Coronavirus

March 19,2020

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at decree announced AFGs400 million commitment to help Herat province contain the spread of novel coronavirus...

Afghanistan's First Coronavirus Patient Has Recovered: Health Ministry

Afghanistan's First Coronavirus Patient Has Recovered: Health Ministry

March 19,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan's first coronavirus patient has recovered from the disease, the country's health ministry said on Tuesday.
As 21 others confirmed to have coronavirus ...

Afghanistan Orders Closure of Restaurants, Baths, Sports Complexes Over Coronavirus

Afghanistan Orders Closure of Restaurants, Baths, Sports Complexes Over Coronavirus

March 19,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan has ordered closure of restaurants, swimming pools, baths and sports complexes as a precaution against coronavirus...

UN Suspends Afghans’ Voluntary Repatriation from Pakistan

UN Suspends Afghans’ Voluntary Repatriation from Pakistan

March 19,2020

KABUL - The office of UN High Commissioner for Refugees announced on Tuesday that the voluntary repatriation of registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan has been suspended ...

US Embassy Suspends Routine Consular Services

US Embassy Suspends Routine Consular Services

March 19,2020

KABUL - The US embassy in Kabul has suspended all routine consular services, including visas and American Citizens Services (ACS) such as passport renewals and notaries...

Ghani Admin Welcomes EU Call for Full Truce

Ghani Admin Welcomes EU Call for Full Truce

March 19,2020

KABUL - The government of President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday welcomed the European Union’s call for a ceasefire on humanitarian grounds...