Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Washington Reacts Amid Rumbles of Political Shakeup

Washington Reacts  Amid Rumbles of Political Shakeup

November 15, 2018

WASHINGTON - The US department of state’s spokesperson said if there are any changes to the election date it would be at the discretion of the Afghan government ...

UN Paints Grim Picture of Ghazni Situation

UN Paints Grim  Picture of Ghazni  Situation

November 15, 2018

KABUL - United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Wednesday that the situation in Jaghori and Malistan in Ghazni province is ...

Kabul, Islamabad Need to Adopt Policy of Understanding’

Kabul, Islamabad  Need to Adopt Policy  of Understanding’

November 15, 2018

KABUL - Parliamentary Affairs Minister Farooq Wardak has stressed that Afghanistan and Pakistan need to adopt the policy of conciliation instead of confrontation...

USAID Helps to Unlock Capital for Small Businesses

USAID Helps to Unlock  Capital for Small Businesses

November 15, 2018

KABUL - In an effort to increase access to credit for business owners, USAID Afghanistan signed a seven-year, $15 million USAID Development Credit Authority ....

IDPs Say Jaghori, Malistan People in Urgent Need of Help

IDPs Say Jaghori, Malistan  People in Urgent Need of Help

November 15, 2018

 GHAZNI - Anumber of people from Jaghori and Malistan districts of Ghazni province, who were forced to flee their homes due to recent clashes in their areas, said people still ...

Afghan Govt Rejects Delay in April 2019 Presidential Elections

Afghan Govt Rejects Delay in April 2019 Presidential Elections

November 14, 2018

KABUL - Presidential spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri said in his twitter account that continuity in a democratic process was a must. “Any other proposal than the will ...

Ghani Expresses Optimism Over Possible Peace Deal with Taliban

Ghani Expresses Optimism Over Possible Peace Deal with Taliban

November 14, 2018

KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani voiced confidence Monday on reaching a peace deal to end the Taliban insurgency -- but warned Pakistan's alleged meddling risked ...

Russia, U.S. May Discuss Reconciliation in Afghanistan: Russian Senior Diplomat

Russia, U.S. May Discuss Reconciliation in Afghanistan: Russian Senior Diplomat

November 14, 2018

MOSCOW - U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad could visit Moscow in early December to discuss bringing a durable peace to Afghanistan ...

TAPI and TAP Projects Discussed in Afghanistan

TAPI and TAP Projects  Discussed in Afghanistan

November 14, 2018

KABUL -  Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline (TAPI) and Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) power transmission line and railway initiated by the Turkmen ...

HPC Says Khalilzad Has Six Months to Broker Peace

HPC Says Khalilzad Has Six Months to Broker Peace

November 14, 2018

KABUL - The head of the High Peace Council (HPC) delegation, which attended last week’s Moscow meeting on Afghanistan’s peace, says Washington has given ...

Saddened Families, Friends of Kabul Bombing Victims Demand Lasting Peace

Saddened Families, Friends of Kabul Bombing Victims Demand Lasting Peace

November 14, 2018

KABUL - Hundreds bareheaded people, including family members and friends have, carried the bodies of those killed in Monday blast in capital Kabul to their graves ...

Hundreds Protest in Kabul Over Ghazni, Uruzgan Insecurity

Hundreds Protest  in Kabul Over Ghazni,  Uruzgan Insecurity

November 12, 2018

KABUL - Kabul residents from the western part of the city started marching late Sunday night to the Presidential Palace and as they progressed their numbers swelled. . .

FEFA Wants Witnesses Present at Vote Recounts

FEFA Wants Witnesses Present at Vote Recounts

November 12, 2018

KABUL - Electoral Watchdog Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) has welcomed a recount of votes from some polling stations, but stresses ...

Trump Discusses Situation in Syria, Saudi, Afghan with World Leaders

Trump Discusses Situation in  Syria, Saudi, Afghan with World Leaders

November 12, 2018

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump discussed a host of issues -- including Syria, trade, the situation in Saudi Arabia, sanctions, Afghanistan, China and North Korea ...

US Special Adviser to Afghanistan Plans Moscow Trip as Taliban Gains Ground – Kremlin

US Special Adviser to Afghanistan Plans  Moscow Trip as Taliban Gains Ground – Kremlin

November 12, 2018

KABUL - After years of struggle against the Taliban in Afghanistan, US special advisor Zalmay Khalilzad is planning to visit Russia to discuss a peace settlement . . .

President Acknowledges Promotion of Daikundi to 2nd Grade Province

President Acknowledges Promotion of Daikundi to 2nd Grade Province

November 11, 2018

KABUL - The Taliban on Friday said a possible peace accord in Afghanistan could not be fully implemented in the absence of an international guarantee from the UN ...

Taliban Seek International Guarantee for Possible Peace Accord

Taliban Seek International Guarantee for Possible Peace Accord

November 11, 2018

KABUL - The Taliban on Friday said a possible peace accord in Afghanistan could not be fully implemented in the absence of an international guarantee from . . .

President Ghani Inaugurates Work on Power Projects in Bamyan

President Ghani  Inaugurates Work on Power  Projects in Bamyan

November 11, 2018

BAMYAN CITY - President Ashraf Ghani has inaugurated work on three power projects in central Bamyan province...

MPs Welcome Moscow Talks but Insist on Afghan Leadership

MPs Welcome Moscow Talks  but Insist on Afghan Leadership

November 11, 2018

KABUL - Some Wolesi Jirga members welcomed the Moscow meeting on Afghan peace process, but insisted such meetings should be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned...

Indian Ex-Envoys Share Table with Taliban at Afghan Talks

Indian Ex-Envoys Share Table  with Taliban at Afghan Talks

November 11, 2018

MOSCOW - India attended in a “non-official” capacity a conference on bringing back peace in Afghanistan, which was hosted by Russia and participated by the Taliban ...

Multinational Meeting on Afghan Peace Process Begins in Moscow

Multinational Meeting on Afghan Peace  Process Begins in Moscow

November 10, 2018

KABUL - The Moscow meeting on Afghan peace process kicks off on Friday with delegations from High Peace Council (HPC), the Taliban and 12 countries in attendance...

U.S. Peace Envoy to Visit Afghanistan, Qatar, Pakistan, UAE

U.S. Peace Envoy to Visit Afghanistan, Qatar, Pakistan, UAE

November 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, will visit Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar from Nov...

Ghani Arrives in Daikundi to Inaugurate Development Projects

Ghani Arrives in Daikundi to  Inaugurate Development Projects

November 10, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has arrived in the central Daikundi province to inaugurate some development projects, an official said on Friday...

Pakistan, Afghanistan Discuss Return of Afghan Refugees

Pakistan, Afghanistan Discuss  Return of Afghan Refugees

November 10, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Pak-Afghan second meeting of the Refugee Working Group (WG) on Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) was held at the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions ...

Presidential Poll: Consultations on to Make Alliances

Presidential Poll:  Consultations on to  Make Alliances

November 08, 2018

KABUL - Consultations are ongoing among politicians and political parties to make alliances and field consensus presidential candidates, but no group has so far reached ...

Afghan Forces Repel Taliban Attack on Ghazni 

Afghan Forces Repel  Taliban Attack on Ghazni 

November 08, 2018

GHAZNI - Taliban fighters stormed Ghazni's Jaghori district before dawn on Wednesday, officials said...

No Cut in Presence Due to Insider Attacks: NATO Chief

No Cut in Presence Due to  Insider Attacks: NATO Chief

November 08, 2018

KABUL - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says it is impossible for the western military alliance to reduce its presence in Afghanistan because of insider’s attacks...

‘40 Civilians Killed in Khas Uruzgan, Malistan Clashes’

‘40 Civilians Killed in Khas  Uruzgan, Malistan Clashes’

November 07, 2018

MALISTAN - A government delegation on Tuesday confirmed the killing of 40 civilians in recent clashes between Taliban militants and an illegal commander in . . .

NATO Secretary General and Top Military Leaders Visit Afghanistan

NATO Secretary General and Top Military Leaders Visit Afghanistan

November 07, 2018

KABUL - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid an official visit to Kabul on Tuesday, accompanied by the Chairman of the Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart ...

Ghani Formally Inaugurates Afghanistan-China Air Corridor

Ghani Formally Inaugurates  Afghanistan-China Air Corridor

November 07, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has opened the Afghanistan and China air corridor on Tuesday with the first cargo flight plane carrying 20 tonnes of pine nuts ...

National Dialogue is Way to Peace, Stability in Afghanistan: Iran

National Dialogue is Way to Peace, Stability in Afghanistan: Iran

November 07, 2018

KABUL - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council (HPC) Mohammad Karim Khalili held talks in Tehran on Monday over the ongoing . . .

Record Level of Taliban Violence Against Afghanistan’s Election - UN

Record Level of Taliban Violence  Against Afghanistan’s Election - UN

November 07, 2018

KABUL - Attacks and intimidation by the Taliban against last month’s parliamentary election in Afghanistan resulted in a record number of civilian casualties . . .

Abdullah Admits Government’s Delay in Responding To Uruzgan Violence

Abdullah Admits Government’s  Delay in Responding To Uruzgan Violence

November 06, 2018

KABUL - The chief Executive of the National Unity Government Abdullah Abdullah admitted the government has delayed to respond to the ongoing violence in southern Uruzgan ...

Rigging Claims, 567 Ballot Boxes Reopened in Balkh

Rigging Claims, 567 Ballot Boxes Reopened in Balkh

November 06, 2018

MAZAR-I-SHRIF - Following complaints regarding alleged fraud and rigging in recent Wolesi Jirga polls in northern Balkh province, the regional Independent Electoral ...

Wells Discusses Peace, Security & Counterterrorism with Afghan Officials

Wells Discusses Peace,  Security & Counterterrorism  with Afghan Officials

November 06, 2018

KABUL - The United States principal deputy assistant secretary for South and Central Asian affairs Alice Wells and National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib have ...