Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Security Council Welcomes Outcome of Geneva Conference on Afghanistan

Security Council Welcomes Outcome of Geneva  Conference on Afghanistan

December 12, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - The Nov. 27-28 conference, co-hosted by Afghanistan and the United Nations, adopted the Geneva Mutual Accountability Framework (GMAF), aimed at guiding ...

Contract Signed on Irrigation Canal for the North

Contract Signed on  Irrigation Canal for the North

December 12, 2018

KABUL - According to the ministry, the Khosh Tepa canal is one of the largest in the country and that it will include Jawzjan, Balkh and Kunduz provinces and will ...

Political Party Stresses National Consensus for Peace

Political Party Stresses National Consensus for Peace

December 12, 2018

KABUL - Amid an escalation in peace efforts by the Afghan government and the international community, Mehwar-e Mardom-e Afghanistan, “Axis of Afghanistan . . .

Our View on Afghanistan Stands Vindicated: Janjua

Our View on Afghanistan Stands Vindicated: Janjua

December 12, 2018

PESHAWAR - Pakistan stoutly supports dialogue between the Afghan government and Taliban and remains ready to help efforts for peace in the neighbouring country, says a senior ...

Health Situation in Afghanistan Deteriorating: MSF

Health Situation in  Afghanistan Deteriorating: MSF

December 12, 2018

KABUL - The public health situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate, says an international humanitarian organisation.
The head of Medecins Sans Frontieres ...

First Export Shipment Set for Lapis Lazuli Route

First Export Shipment Set  for Lapis Lazuli Route

December 12, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoF) on Tuesday said Afghanistan is preparing to export the first shipment of products through the Lapis Lazuli Transit . . .

IWA, MEC Corruption Surveys Rejected as ‘Incomplete’

IWA, MEC Corruption Surveys  Rejected as ‘Incomplete’

December 12, 2018

KABUL - The Supreme Court and two ministries on Tuesday rejected as ‘baseless’ recent reports about corruption and bribery of the Integrity Watch Afghanistan ...

Peace Process will Not Delay Presidential Elections: CEO

Peace Process will  Not Delay Presidential Elections: CEO

December 12, 2018

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Unity Government Abdullah Abdullah addressing a gathering at Sapedar Palace in Kabul said the 2019 presidential . . .

UN Renews Call to Protect Human Rights in Afghanistan

UN Renews Call to  Protect Human Rights in Afghanistan

December 12, 2018

KABUL - Marking International Human Rights Day, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday renewed its call to protect and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms in Afghanistan...

Violence Against Women 38pc Down in Afghanistan

Violence Against Women 38pc Down in Afghanistan

December 12, 2018

KABUL - Violence against women declined by 38 percent this year compared to the previous year, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs said on Tuesday, at the conclusion ...

US, Uzbekistan Agree on Political Settlement of Afghan Conflict

US, Uzbekistan Agree on Political Settlement of Afghan Conflict

December 12, 2018

KABUL - US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has held a meeting with Uzbekistan . . .

US Diplomat Accuses Pakistan of ‘Harboring’ Terrorists

US Diplomat Accuses Pakistan of ‘Harboring’ Terrorists

December 12, 2018

KABUL - Outgoing American ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has accused Pakistan of harboring terrorists, asking Washington not give to Islamabad “even a dollar” until the country ...

Moscow, Delhi Talk Militant Threat from Afghanistan

Moscow, Delhi Talk Militant  Threat from Afghanistan

December 12, 2018

KABUL - Moscow and New Delhi are mulling over creating a joint mechanism to counter mounting threats from militant groups in Afghanistan, an Indian newspaper ...

India Should Help End Afghan War: Pakistan FM

India Should Help End  Afghan War: Pakistan FM

December 12, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Regional countries, including India, need to play their role facilitating a negotiated end to the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan, Pakistan’s foreign ...

Russian, US Diplomats Discuss Afghan Settlement

Russian, US Diplomats  Discuss Afghan Settlement

December 09, 2018

MOSCOW - U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad discussed on Friday the Afghan settlement process with Russian officials...

IMF to Give Kabul $6.2m Under ECF Programme

IMF to Give Kabul $6.2m Under ECF Programme

December 09, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan will receive a disbursement amount worth $6.2 million under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on ...

Khan Pleads for Political Settlement in Afghanistan

Khan Pleads for Political  Settlement in Afghanistan

December 09, 2018

ISLAMABAD  - Pakistan will no longer fight America’s war in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan says, insisting that only a political solution can bring peace ...

Peace in Afghanistan Tied to Cessation of Violence: India

Peace in Afghanistan Tied  to Cessation of Violence: India

December 09, 2018

NEW YORK  - “We support a peace process that promotes and protects unity, sovereignty, democracy, inclusiveness and prosperity of Afghanistan,” Indian diplomat. . .

Saikal Underlines Efforts for Peace and Stability in Afghanistan

Saikal Underlines Efforts for Peace  and Stability in Afghanistan

December 09, 2018

KABUL - Mahmoud Saikal, Afghanistan’s permanent representative in the UN has said recent developments in the context of the Afghan peace process provided hope for ...

Tashkent Eyes Transit Trade Pact with Kabul, Islamabad

Tashkent Eyes Transit Trade  Pact with Kabul, Islamabad

December 09, 2018

KABUL- Uzbekistan has evinced a keen interest in reaching a trilateral agreement of transit trade with Afghanistan and Pakistan and to boost trade to higher levels. . .

Security Situation in Afghanistan Remains Difficult: NATO Chief

Security Situation in  Afghanistan Remains  Difficult: NATO Chief

December 06, 2018

BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday said that it is in the interest of the NATO and international peace to prevent Afghanistan from ever again ...

President Ghani Meets Spanish Defense Minister

President Ghani  Meets Spanish  Defense Minister

December 06, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday discussed various issues with visiting Spanish defense minister Margarita Robles, the president’s office said. . .

Peace Process is Afghan Govt’s Property, Says Karzai

Peace Process is  Afghan Govt’s Property, Says Karzai

December 06, 2018

KABUL - Former president Hamid Karzai says the peace process is the property of the Afghan government and that he supports American efforts in this regard...

Kazakhstan is Among Close Friends of Afghanistan

Kazakhstan is Among  Close Friends of Afghanistan

December 06, 2018

KABUL - Sarwar Danish the Second vice President participated in the Ceremony For The Occasion Of The 27th Anniversary Of Kazakhstan Independence held in Serena ...

Khalilzad Assured Pakistan’s Steadfast Support for Afghan Peace

Khalilzad Assured Pakistan’s  Steadfast Support for Afghan Peace

December 06, 2018

KABUL - Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has assured US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad of Islamabad’s steadfast support ...

IEC Declares Wolesi Jirga Elections Results of Another 2 Provinces

IEC Declares Wolesi Jirga Elections Results of Another 2 Provinces

December 06, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has announced the Wolesi Jirga elections preliminary results of western Ghor and Badghis provinces...

It’s Time for Everyone to Get Onboard, End Afghan War: Mattis

It’s Time for Everyone to Get Onboard, End Afghan War: Mattis

December 05, 2018

KABUL - US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis regarding President Donald Trump’s letter to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, says it is a diplomatic effort to end the long ...

US Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad Arrives in Islamabad

US Envoy Zalmay  Khalilzad Arrives in  Islamabad

December 05, 2018

ISLAMABAD -  US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday to hold talks with the political and ...

Taliban Hold Consultations Over Next Round of Peace Talks

Taliban Hold  Consultations  Over Next Round  of Peace Talks

December 05, 2018

KABUL - The Taliban Leader Mullah Haiatullah Akhunzada has invited his political envoys to Pakistan for consultations on peace process with the US, a media report said ...

Concerns of all Afghans Considered in Peace Roadmap :Vice President Sarwar Danish

Concerns of all Afghans  Considered in Peace Roadmap :Vice President Sarwar Danish

December 05, 2018

KABUL - Second vice-president Sarwar Danish Tuesday said all worries about human rights achievements in Afghanistan had been considered in formulation of the roadmap for ...

NATO Expects Russia, Iran to Support Afghan Peace

NATO Expects Russia,  Iran to Support Afghan Peace

December 05, 2018

KABUL - NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday said the alliance expected all regional powers, including Russia and Iran, to support an Afghan-led and ...

Turkish Aid Agency Helps Afghan Women with Job Skills

Turkish Aid Agency Helps  Afghan Women with Job Skills

December 05, 2018

KABUL - Turkey’s state-run aid agency is helping women in northern Afghanistan gain valuable skills for jobs.
The aid is going to women's vocational ...

Trump Writes to Pakistan’ Khan to Seek Cooperation on Afghan Peace

Trump Writes to Pakistan’ Khan to Seek Cooperation on Afghan Peace

December 04, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump in a letter to Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, has sought Islamabad’s cooperation in...

Taliban will Return if NATO Leaves, Stoltenberg Warns

Taliban will Return if NATO Leaves, Stoltenberg Warns

December 04, 2018

The NATO Ministerial will conclude with a meeting of all nations contributing to the Resolute Support training mission in Afghanistan...

Budgetary Units Spend 75 Percent of their Funds

Budgetary Units Spend  75 Percent of their Funds

December 04, 2018

KABUL - The MoF spokesman Shamroz Khan Masjidi said that by the end of the year, development budget spending will reach at least 80 percent...