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Moscow to Host Trilateral Meeting on Afghan Peace

Moscow to Host Trilateral Meeting on Afghan Peace

April 24, 2019

Russian embassy says the perspective of the reconciliation process in Afghanistan will be discussed in the meeting.
MOSCOW - Moscow will host a trilateral meeting on ...

US, Taliban See ‘No Reason’ to Slow Down Afghan Peace Talks

US, Taliban See ‘No Reason’ to Slow Down Afghan Peace Talks

April 24, 2019

ISLAMABAD - The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, has set off on another regional trip that will also take him to Qatar for a new round of negotiations ...

Final WJ Election Results from Kandahar Unveiled

Final WJ Election Results from  Kandahar Unveiled

April 24, 2019

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday announced final Wolesi Jirga election results from southern Kandahar province...

Ghani Wants Women’s ‘Active’ Role in Peace Jirga

Ghani Wants Women’s  ‘Active’ Role in Peace Jirga

April 24, 2019

Ghani says peace has changed into a much-debated topic among Afghans in the past two years.
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani visited ...

Miller Meets HPC, Moi Officials on Loya Jirga

Miller Meets HPC, Moi Officials on Loya Jirga

April 24, 2019

KABUL - Resolute Support Mission (RSM) commander Gen. Scott Miller has met Ministry of Interior (MoI) and High Peace Council (HPC) officials on security and preparations ...

‘Children Comprise 60pc of Persons in Need of Humanitarian Assistance’

‘Children Comprise  60pc of Persons in Need of  Humanitarian Assistance’

April 24, 2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA) and UNICEF on Tuesday launched the workshop to discuss the child Protection in Emergencies Operational Strategy ...

Pompeo Pushes for Another Intra-Afghan Dialogue in Doha

Pompeo Pushes for Another  Intra-Afghan Dialogue in Doha

April 23, 2019

Pompeo encouraged all sides to reach an understanding on participants, so that an inclusive intra-Afghan dialogue can be convened in Doha as soon as possible.

Administrative Negligence Scuttled Qatar Talks: CEO

Administrative  Negligence Scuttled Qatar Talks: CEO

April 23, 2019

AIBAK - At least seven miners have been killed in a methane explosion at a coalmine in remote Dara-i-Suf Bala district of northern Samangan province, an official said ...

Over 1000 People Killed, njured in a Month in Afghanistan

Over 1000  People Killed, njured in a Month  in Afghanistan

April 23, 2019

KABUL - More than one thousand people have been killed or injured during the last month (Afghan calendar) in Afghanistan.
According to Ariana News findings ...

Iran, Pakistan Ready to Help Afghan Peace: Imran Khan

Iran, Pakistan Ready to Help Afghan Peace: Imran Khan

April 23, 2019

Imran Khan says peace in Afghanistan is in favor of Iran and Pakistan and they will cooperate in this regard.
TEHRAN - Pakistan’s Prime Minister ...

ACAA Wants EU to Remove Afghan Airlines from Blacklist

ACAA Wants EU to Remove  Afghan Airlines from Blacklist

April 23, 2019

KABUL - The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) on Monday said it had implemented comprehensive reforms and Afghan airlines could successfully operate flights to European ...

Khost Growers Voice Satisfaction with Saffron Yield

Khost Growers Voice Satisfaction with Saffron Yield

April 23, 2019

KHOST CITY - Saffron has been grown this year for the first time in southeastern Khost province, giving satisfactory yield in some areas, officials and farmers say...

Helmand Residents Call for Ceasefire in a Peaceful Rally

Helmand Residents Call for Ceasefire in a Peaceful Rally

April 23, 2019

Helmand residents said Afghans are tired of war and that they want an “immediate” end to it.
LASHKARGAH - A large number of Helmand residents ...

Supreme Court Has Authorized President Ghani to Stay Longer in Power.

Supreme Court Has  Authorized President Ghani  to Stay Longer in Power.

April 22, 2019

KABUL - Members of the Supreme Court extended President Ghani’s stay in the Afghan Presidential Palace until the appointment of a new president...

Preparations in Full Swing for Peace Jirga: Daudzai

Preparations in Full Swing for Peace Jirga: Daudzai

April 22, 2019

Daudzai says the Jirga will be the most all-inclusive and the biggest Jirga in the history of Afghanistan.
KABUL - President Ghani’s Special Envoy ...

USAID and the Afghan Women’s Career Development Center Are Helping Women Find Jobs

USAID and the Afghan Women’s Career Development Center Are Helping Women Find Jobs

April 22, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan’s Civil Service Institute’s (ACSI) Women’s Career Development Center has the equipment and information system it needs to help women ...

New Parliament to be Inaugurated this Week

New Parliament to be  Inaugurated this Week

April 22, 2019

KABUL - The State Ministry for Parliamentary Affairs on Sunday said the 17th legislative term of the National Assembly would be inaugurated this ongoing week and ministers-designate ...

Ghani Says Govt Has Huge Public Support

Ghani Says Govt Has Huge Public Support

April 22, 2019

President Ghani says the attack on Ministry of Communications was a sign of cowardness.
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani visited the Ministry ...

NEPA Working on Plans to Reduce Air Pollution in Kabul

NEPA Working on Plans to Reduce Air Pollution in Kabul

April 22, 2019

KABUL - The National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) is coordinating plans with at least 20 government institutions to forge an action plan for reducing air pollution in the capital city ...

Govt Accused of Seeking SC Verdict on Tenure Extension

Govt Accused of Seeking  SC Verdict on Tenure Extension

April 22, 2019

KABUL - Eleven presidential candidates, saying the continuation of the incumbent government after May 22 would be illegal, claimed on Sunday the Presidential Palace was trying ...

Pakistan-Funded Hospital Handed Over to Kabul

Pakistan-Funded Hospital Handed Over to Kabul

April 21, 2019

KABUL - Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danish was chief guest at the inaugural ceremony fro the Muhammad Ali Jinnah Hospital here on Saturday ...

UAE Embassy in Italy Opens Afghan Hand-Woven Carpets Exhibition

UAE Embassy in Italy Opens Afghan Hand-Woven  Carpets Exhibition

April 21, 2019

ROME - The UAE Embassy in Italy has opened the Afghan hand-woven carpets exhibition under the theme ''Empowering Afghan women for more shining future'' at San Giovanni Battista dei Genovesi ...

Rabbani, Kyrgyzstan President Confer on Bilateral Cooperation

Rabbani, Kyrgyzstan President Confer on  Bilateral Cooperation

April 21, 2019

KABUL - Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani and Kyrgyz Sooronbay Jeenbekov have discussed bilateral cooperation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday ...

Afghan Cyclists Embark on First Ever Journey to Turkey

Afghan Cyclists Embark on First Ever Journey to Turkey

April 21, 2019

KABUL - A group of 10 cyclists of different ages began a 4,000-kilometer journey to Turkey through the Lapis Lazuli Corridor – a regional trade and transit route inaugurated ...

Afghanistan Considers Issuing Bitcoin Bond

Afghanistan Considers Issuing Bitcoin Bond

April 21, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan expressed desires to issue Bitcoin bonds at the annual Spring Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary ...

Shanahan, Khalilzad Talk Afghan Peace Process

Shanahan, Khalilzad  Talk Afghan Peace Process

April 21, 2019

KABUL - Acting US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and America’s Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad have discussed ongoing talks for lasting peace in Afghanistan...

MAIL Reports 50 Percent Reduction in Saffron Production in Afghanistan

MAIL Reports 50 Percent Reduction  in Saffron Production in Afghanistan

April 21, 2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) has reported that Saffron production has dropped by around 50 percent during the recent years...

NATO Envoy Sees Good Opportunity for Peace in Afghanistan

NATO Envoy Sees Good  Opportunity for Peace in  Afghanistan

April 21, 2019

KABUL - NATO Senior Civilian Representative for Afghanistan, Nicholas Kay, in an interview with TOLOnews said he sees a good opportunity for peace in Afghanistan and that in such a sensitive ...

Pakistan Refrains from Condemning Afghan Taliban’s Offensive

Pakistan Refrains from Condemning  Afghan Taliban’s Offensive

April 20, 2019

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has warned that an escalation in hostilities could derail U.S.-led peace efforts in Afghanistan, although it apparently refrained from condemning ...

Ex-President: Peace Possible When all Afghans Sit Together

Ex-President:  Peace Possible When all  Afghans Sit Together

April 20, 2019

Afghanistan's former President Hamid Karzai said Friday that peace in his homeland, ravaged by more than 17 years of war, will only be possible when Afghans from all sectors ...

IEC to Use Biometric System for Voter Registration Process

IEC to Use Biometric  System for Voter  Registration Process

April 20, 2019

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) will kick off voter registration process for the upcoming presidential elections on May 10, using biometric system ...

U.S. Envoy ‘Disappointed’ by Collapse of Inter-Afghan Peace Meeting

U.S. Envoy ‘Disappointed’  by Collapse of Inter-Afghan  Peace Meeting

April 20, 2019

The U.S. on Friday expressed disappointment over postponement of the landmark peace conference between the Taliban and an Afghan peace delegation from Kabul...

Ashgabat, Kabul Agree on Diversification of Trade and Economic Relations

Ashgabat, Kabul Agree on Diversification  of Trade and Economic Relations

April 20, 2019

ASHGABAT - Afghanistan’s Trade Attache Radai Hotak visited Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan (UIET), Trend reports with reference to UIET...

We Need to Engage in Talks from a United Front: Spanta

We Need to Engage in Talks from a United Front: Spanta

April 20, 2019

KABUL - Former National Security Advisor Rangin Dadfar Spanta on Thursday said that Afghanistan needs to engage in peace talks and political dialogue with the opponents from ...

Afghanistan Descends 3 Points on Press Freedom Index

Afghanistan  Descends 3 Points on  Press Freedom Index

April 20, 2019

RSF figures show that at least four media workers have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year.
KABUL - The index on press freedom released ...