Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, February 24th, 2020

US Eyes India’s Support for Afghanistan Peace

US Eyes India’s Support for Afghanistan Peace

February 24,2020

KABUL - President Donald Trump is all set to prod India into supporting the peace process in Afghanistan, an administration official says...

Pakistan Foreign Minister: Afghan Peace Agreement Would Be Signed in Pakistan’s Presence

Pakistan Foreign Minister:  Afghan Peace Agreement  Would Be Signed in Pakistan’s Presence

February 24,2020

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, said on Saturday, February 22, 2020, that the Afghan peace deal would be signed in Pakistan’s presence, Pakistani ...

Afghan Female Researcher Wins Gold Medal in Malaysia

Afghan Female Researcher Wins Gold Medal in Malaysia

February 24,2020

KUALA LUMPUR - Sweeta Akbari, an Afghan woman, won a gold medal in the "Citrix" research competition in Malaysia.
Akbari, a doctoral student at Yang University ...

Afghan Embassy in Iran Temporarily Suspends Consular Services Over Coronavirus Fears

Afghan Embassy in Iran Temporarily Suspends Consular Services Over Coronavirus Fears

February 24,2020

TEHRAN - Afghanistan Embassy in Iran on Sunday temporarily suspended consular services amid the coronavirus outbreak.
In a notice, the embassy said that cases ...

Abdullah’s Campaign Head: ‘I Was Barred from Flight’

Abdullah’s Campaign Head:  ‘I Was Barred from Flight’

February 24,2020

KABUL - Ali Ahmad Osmani, head of Abdullah Abdullah’s electoral campaign team, said that Kabul airport officials were not allowing him to fly to Herat province ...

Abdullah Meets Politicians in Midst of Election Dispute

Abdullah Meets Politicians in  Midst of Election Dispute

February 24,2020

KABUL - Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in a statement on Saturday once again rejected the presidential election results, saying the announcement is not credible and is based ...

3 Suspected Cases of Coronavirus Reported in Afghanistan

3 Suspected Cases of Coronavirus Reported in Afghanistan

February 24,2020

HERAT - The Ministry of Public Health on Sunday reported three suspected cases of coronavirus in the western province of Herat.
The three infected persons are Herat residents ...

Global Support Pours in for Violence Reduction

Global Support Pours in  for Violence Reduction

February 23,2020

KABUL - NATO, the United Nations, the European Union (EU) and Pakistan have welcomed the start of a reduction of violence across Afghanistan...

Kabul Vows to Embrace All Peace Opportunities

Kabul Vows to  Embrace All  Peace  Opportunities

February 23,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan would seize all available opportunities to achieve peace and end the suffering caused by the long-running conflict, the State Ministry for Peace Affairs ...

NYT Ticked Off for Publishing Haqqani’s Article

NYT Ticked Off  for Publishing  Haqqani’s Article

February 23,2020

KABUL - An influential US lawmaker has assailed The New York Times for carrying an opinion piece by Taliban’s deputy leader Sirajuddin Haqqani...

Partial Truce to Help Create Stable Afghanistan: Esper

Partial Truce to Help Create  Stable Afghanistan: Esper

February 23,2020

KABUL - US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper says reduction of violence is an important step in the Afghan peace process to create a stable Afghanistan. ...

ANDSF Will Honor Plan but Maintain Readiness: Andarabi

ANDSF Will Honor Plan but Maintain Readiness: Andarabi

February 23,2020

KABUL - The Afghan acting Minister of Interior Massoud Andarabi on Friday said that the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANDSF) are on "red alert" for the reduction ...

Afghan Peace Process Moving in Right Direction: Pakistan PM

Afghan Peace Process Moving in  Right Direction: Pakistan PM

February 23,2020

ISLAMABAD - Afghanistan peace process is moving in the right direction, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday.
“It is not going to be easy because there ...

United Nations Statement on Reports of Forceful Attempts to Replace Government Officials

United Nations Statement on  Reports of Forceful Attempts to  Replace Government Officials

February 23,2020

KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is extremely concerned by the events that are ongoing to replace government officials...

India: We Remain Committed to Working with The New Government of Afghanistan

India: We Remain Committed to Working with The New Government of Afghanistan

February 22,2020

KABUL - India congratulated President Ghani on his re-election as the President of Afghanistan.
India’s foreign ministry, in a statement ...

Turkmenistan Approves Humanitarian Aid Program for Afghanistan

Turkmenistan Approves Humanitarian Aid Program for Afghanistan

February 22,2020

ASHGABAT - Turkmenistan has approved a program for rendering humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan for 2020-2022, Trend reports referring to the president’s decree ...

Statement on Afghan Poll Results Soon: Pompeo

Statement on Afghan Poll Results Soon: Pompeo

February 22,2020

KABUL - US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has said his country has been following the results of the Afghan presidential elections very closely...

Afghan Political Parties Prepare Peace Plan

Afghan Political Parties Prepare Peace Plan

February 22,2020

KABUL - Afghan political parties have prepared a plan for peace as the United States is nearing deal with the Taliban.
The 30-page plan, obtained by 1TV, envisages ...

Russia Urges ‘Effective Solution’ to Afghan Election Dispute

Russia Urges  ‘Effective Solution’ to Afghan Election Dispute

February 22,2020

MOSCOW - Days after the final results of the Afghan election were announced, in which the incumbent President Ashraf Ghani was declared winner, a spokesperson for Russia's Foreign...

UN, EU Ready to Work with New Afghan Administration

UN, EU Ready to Work with New Afghan Administration

February 22,2020

KABUL - The United Nations and the European Union on Wednesday said that they were ready to work with the new administration in Afghanistan...

No One Can Derail Democracy, Says President

No One Can Derail  Democracy, Says President

February 22,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has said no one has the capacity to derail democracy in Afghanistan, according to a statement issued on Friday...

IEC’s Election Announcement ‘Surprise’ to IECC

IEC’s Election Announcement  ‘Surprise’ to IECC

February 22,2020

KABUL - A member of the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Thursday said that he was "surprised" by the announcement of the final results of the presidential ...

Khalilzad Meets Karzai, Discusses ‘Current Situation’

Khalilzad Meets Karzai, Discusses  ‘Current Situation’

February 22,2020

KABUL - The US peace envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, met with former president Hamid Karzai on Wednesday night and discussed the “current situation and relations between the countries ...

President Ghani: ‘Our Victory in Elections Is the Victory of Afghan Nation’

President Ghani:  ‘Our Victory in Elections  Is the Victory of Afghan Nation’

February 20,2020

KABUL - Few hours after the announcement of the electoral results, President Ghani said in a gathering at the Presidential Palace (ARG) that his victory in the election is a victory ...

Trump Says He Could Win Afghanistan War Quickly but Doesn’t Want to Kill Millions of People

Trump Says He Could Win  Afghanistan War Quickly but  Doesn’t Want to Kill Millions of People

February 20,2020

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he could win the war in Afghanistan quickly, but doesn't want to kill millions of people...

Noor to Abdullah-Led Team: Avoid Creating Crisis

Noor to Abdullah-Led Team:  Avoid Creating Crisis

February 20,2020

KABUL - Hezb-i-Jamaat-i-Islami Afghanistan leader Atta Mohammad Noor has asked the Stability and Partnership team to adhere to its manifesto avoid creating a political crisis ...

Dostum Endorses Abdullah’s Stance Regarding Elections, Urges Supporters Not Remain Silent

Dostum Endorses Abdullah’s Stance Regarding Elections, Urges Supporters Not  Remain Silent

February 20,2020

JAWZJAN - General Abdul Rashid Dostum, the leader of Junbish-e Millie Party and First Vice President of the Government of National Unity endorsed Chief Executive Abdullah ...

Abdullah Bars Electoral Leaders from Leaving Afghanistan

Abdullah Bars Electoral Leaders from Leaving  Afghanistan

February 20,2020

KABUL - Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in a decree to the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has barred the leaders of the electoral commissions from leaving the country...

Afghan VP Danish Urges All Parties to Accept Election Results

Afghan VP Danish Urges All  Parties to Accept Election Results

February 20,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan's Second Vice President Sarwar Danish on Wednesday urged all parties to accept the final results of presidential election announced a day earlier...

Ashraf Ghani Wins Presidential Polls

Ashraf Ghani Wins Presidential Polls

February 19,2020

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s independent election commission says President Ashraf Ghani has won a second term as president...

Khalilzad Meets Pakistan Prime Minister, Briefs on Peace Talks

Khalilzad Meets Pakistan  Prime Minister, Briefs on Peace Talks

February 19,2020

ISLAMABAD - US peace envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, met with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and briefed about the latest developments in the Afghan peace and reconciliation ...

US-Taliban Peace Agreement Is Entirely Conditional: Sediqqi

US-Taliban Peace Agreement Is  Entirely Conditional: Sediqqi

February 19,2020

KABUL - Sediq Sediqqi, Palace spokesman, at a press conference on President Ghani's recent trip to the Munich Security Conference on Tuesday, said that the US-Taliban peace ...

Afghanistan Ready for Partial US Troop Pullout

Afghanistan Ready for  Partial US Troop Pullout

February 19,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani says the withdrawal of about 4,000 American troops would not affect the situation of Afghanistan.
Ghani had a second consultative meeting with ...

US, Allies Are Engaged in Afghanistan: Envoy

US, Allies Are Engaged in  Afghanistan: Envoy

February 19,2020

KABUL - The United States Embassy in Kabul on Monday hosted an event on post-peace challenges and opportunities and the US Chargé d’Affaires Ross Wilson said his country ...

Old Bank Notes Problem in Daily Trading

Old Bank Notes Problem  in Daily Trading

February 19,2020

KABUL - A number of Kabul residents on Monday complained about the circulation of old banknotes in daily market trading.
The Da Afghanistan bank (central bank) says ...