Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, January 20th, 2019

Govt’s Peace Policy Not Reliable, Says Presidential Candidate Atmar

Govt’s Peace Policy Not Reliable, Says Presidential Candidate Atmar

January 19, 2019

KABUL - Former National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar on Friday registered to contest the July 20 presidential election, with Younas Qanoni and Mohammad Mohaqqiq as his running mates. . .

Sima Samar Appointed to Key Post at UN

Sima Samar Appointed  to Key Post at UN

January 19, 2019

The board is composed of 18 current and former global leaders, senior officials and renowned experts...

Trump Cancels Pelosi-Led Trip to Afghanistan, Brussels

Trump Cancels Pelosi-Led Trip to Afghanistan, Brussels

January 19, 2019

CAPITOL HILL / WASHINGTON - In a letter to the speaker of the House, Trump denied Pelosi and members of Congress the use of a military plane to meet with NATO allies in Brussels ...

Khalilzad Assured Pakistan’s Continued Efforts for Afghan Peace

Khalilzad Assured Pakistan’s Continued Efforts for Afghan Peace

January 19, 2019

KABUL - Pakistan on Friday assured the United States that Islamabad would keep up efforts to facilitate the Afghanistan peace process.
The assurance came from Foreign ...

Ghani, Imran Khan Talk Afghan Peace on Phone

Ghani, Imran Khan Talk  Afghan Peace on Phone

January 19, 2019

KABUL - A statement from the Presidential Palace in Kabul received by Pajhwok Afghan News said both the sides discussed the Afghanistan peace process under leadership and ownership ...

Investors Hopeful as Govt Grants Infrastructure Concessions

Investors Hopeful as Govt  Grants Infrastructure Concessions

January 19, 2019

KABUL - Six months since the Afghan government announced that it had reduced the price of land for investors by a significant percentage at Kabul's industrial parks, it appears ...

Pakistan Takes up Potato Duty with Afghanistan

Pakistan Takes up Potato  Duty with Afghanistan

January 19, 2019

ISLAMABAD - The Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR) has decided to call an inter-provincial meeting in Islamabad next week to discuss the issue of ...

Khalilzad in Kabul for Talks on ‘Next Steps’ for Afghan Peace

Khalilzad in Kabul  for Talks on ‘Next Steps’  for Afghan Peace

January 16, 2019

Khalilzad will hold talks with Afghan leaders “to discuss next steps for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process”.
KAUBL - The United States Special ...

Karzai Averse to Pak-US Deal on Afghanistan

Karzai Averse to Pak-US Deal on Afghanistan

January 16, 2019

KABUL - Ex-president Hamid Karzai has warned the United States and Pakistan against cutting a deal on Afghanistan’s future.
In an interview published on Tuesday ...

Afghan Taliban Claim Lethal Car Bomb Attack in Kabul

Afghan Taliban Claim Lethal Car Bomb Attack in Kabul

January 16, 2019

KABUL - The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a car bomb attack near a heavily fortified foreign compound in Kabul that killed five people, including an ...

Afghanistan and India Sign MoUs for 26 Projects Worth $10 Million

Afghanistan and India Sign MoUs for 26 Projects Worth $10 Million

January 16, 2019

KABUL - The agreements were signed by the Indian Ambassador to Kabul Vinay Kumar and various officials during a ceremony which was also attended by Chief Executive Officer ...

Taliban-Afghan Government Talks Vital for Domestic Stability: Fazal Rahman

Taliban-Afghan Government Talks  Vital for Domestic Stability: Fazal Rahman

January 16, 2019

ISLAMABAD - Renowned Pakistani politician and religious leader Mullana Fazal Rahman has urged the Afghan Taliban to hold direct talks with the Afghan government to bring ...

Kabul’s Initial Wolesi Jirga Election Results Announced

Kabul’s Initial  Wolesi Jirga Election  Results Announced

January 15, 2019

KABUL - Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday announced the preliminary Wolesi Jirga election results from capital Kabul, saying the results were not final ...

Kandaharis Complain of High Domestic Product Rates

Kandaharis Complain of  High Domestic Product Rates

January 15, 2019

KANDAHAR CITY - Residents of southern Kandahar province complain domestic product prices are higher than imported food and non-food items...

Abdullah Criticizes IEC for Delay in Kabul Elections Results

Abdullah Criticizes  IEC for Delay in Kabul Elections Results

January 15, 2019

KABUL - Abdullah says he hopes the results of Kabul parliamentary elections will be announced in the near future...

Afghan Troops Fear Loss of Air Support if U.S. Pulls out Forces

Afghan Troops Fear Loss of Air  Support if U.S. Pulls out Forces

January 15, 2019

GHAZNI - For hard-pressed Afghan troops, uncertainty over a planned withdrawal of U.S. forces has raised fears that they will lose American air support, one of the few decisive advantages ...

Nation Running Out of Patience: Govt Tells Election Commission

Nation Running Out  of Patience: Govt Tells  Election Commission

January 14, 2019

KABUL - Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Sunday criticized the Independent Election Commission (IEC) over its poor management of the works in the election ...

MAIL Program Helps More 30 Thousand Afghan Women Facing Economic Challenges

MAIL Program Helps More  30 Thousand Afghan Women Facing Economic Challenges

January 14, 2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock of Afghanistan (MAIL) has assisted more than 30 thousand Afghan women who were facing economic challenges through ...

Ghani signs guidelines, maps of urban design framework

Ghani signs guidelines,  maps of urban design framework

January 14, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani, signing guidelines and maps of the urban design framework, on Sunday stressed on the use of domestic materials in construction works...

Officials Concern Over Extortion by Taliban on Helmand Projects

Officials Concern Over Extortion  by Taliban on Helmand Projects

January 14, 2019

KABUL - The Helmand Provincial Council says Taliban make money from extortion on development projects in the southern province.
Head of the council, Attaullah ...

Taliban’s Shadow District Chief Among 12 Killed in Balkh Airstrike

Taliban’s Shadow  District Chief  Among 12 Killed in Balkh Airstrike

January 14, 2019

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - The Taliban designated chief for Zari district of northern Balkh province has been killed along with 11 of his comrades during an airstrike in Sholgar district ...

Herat Protestors Vow to Boycott Presidential Poll

Herat Protestors Vow to  Boycott Presidential Poll

January 14, 2019

HERAT CITY - Residents and some Wolesi Jirga candidates on Saturday rallied in western Herat province and vowed not to partake in the presidential election if the Independent ...

Mohib Commends China’s Role in Afghan Peace Process

Mohib Commends  China’s Role in Afghan Peace Process

January 13, 2019

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib and his Chinese counterpart Guo Shengkun have conferred on bilateral ties and the Afghan peace process...

US Forces won’t Quit Afghanistan, Believes Karzai

US Forces won’t Quit Afghanistan, Believes Karzai

January 13, 2019

KABUL - Ex-president Hamid Karzai believes the Trump administration would not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan
The United States sought access ...

Capital Flight Continues as Situation Remains ‘Unchanged’

Capital Flight  Continues as Situation Remains ‘Unchanged’

January 13, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan Chamber of Industries and Mines says Afghan investors are moving their investment to Central Asian countries as the situation in the country ...

India, US Discuss Afghanistan at 2+2 Talks

India, US Discuss Afghanistan at 2+2 Talks

January 13, 2019

KABUL - US Embassy in India says that US and Indian officials discussed Afghanistan situation in their meeting as part of the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue...

IEC Wants TEFA Prosecuted Over ‘Baseless’ Allegations

IEC Wants TEFA Prosecuted Over ‘Baseless’ Allegations

January 13, 2019

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday dismissed as ‘baseless’ a Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) report that alleged ...

MoI Introduces New Rule for City’s Order

MoI Introduces New  Rule for City’s Order

January 13, 2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Interior Affairs has introduced new rule for order in the city which according to the spokesman of the ministry are for strengthening law-and-order in Kabul...

Iran Extradites 242 Afghan Convicts to Kabul

Iran Extradites 242  Afghan Convicts to Kabul

January 13, 2019

TEHRAN - Iran has extradited another 242 Afghan convicts to their country, the Iranian deputy minister of justice told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on ...

Balkh Candidates Ask IECC to Deliver on Vote Recount Pledge

Balkh Candidates  Ask IECC to Deliver on  Vote Recount Pledge

January 13, 2019

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Protesting Wolesji Jirga candidates in northern Balkh province say the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has not yet delivered on its promise ...

Chinese State Councilor Meets Afghan President’s National Security Adviser

Chinese State Councilor  Meets Afghan President’s  National Security Adviser

January 12, 2019

BEIJING - Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Afghan president's national security adviser Hamdullah Mohib Thursday in Beijing...

Daudzai Discusses Afghan Peace with Pakistani Religious Leader

Daudzai Discusses  Afghan Peace with  Pakistani Religious  Leader

January 12, 2019

ISLAMABAD - President Ghani's Special Envoy Umer Daudzai met Siraj-ul-Haq, head of Jamaat-e-Islami party, on Thursday during his four-day visit to Pakistan, the High Peace Council said in a statement on Friday. ..

Afghan Govt, Taliban Direct Talks Vital for Political Settlement: Qureshi

Afghan Govt, Taliban Direct Talks Vital  for Political Settlement: Qureshi

January 12, 2019

KABUL - Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Islamabad wanted the Taliban to give up their refusal to talk to the Afghan government so that a political ...

Former President: Afghan Peace Depends on People’s Leadership

Former President: Afghan Peace Depends on People’s Leadership

January 12, 2019

KABUL - Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai stressed today that the peace process will not succeed unless it is fully led by Afghans and lacks the support of neighboring ...

Constitution can’t be Changed without Due Process: Samar

Constitution can’t be Changed without Due  Process: Samar

January 12, 2019

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Top human rights official in Afghanistan Seema Samar on Thursday said no individual or group could amend the Constitution without completing ...