Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Ghani Wants Pakistan, Taliban to Clarify their Ties

Ghani Wants Pakistan, Taliban to Clarify their Ties

February 19, 2019

KABUL - The Presidential Palace said on Monday Ghani told the visiting US diplomat that more action was needed to achieve lasting peace in the country...

Taliban, Afghan Politicians Next Round of Talks to be Held in March in Qatar

Taliban, Afghan Politicians Next Round of Talks to  be Held in March in Qatar

February 19, 2019

KABUL - The next round of talks between the Taliban and Afghan politicians will be held next month in Doha, the capital of Qatar.
The Taliban sources told ...

Peace in Afghanistan Vital for Regional Stability: Al-Jubeir

Peace in Afghanistan Vital for Regional Stability: Al-Jubeir

February 19, 2019

KABUL - Addressing reporters in Islamabad alongside Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, he said that peace in Afghanistan would be of "benefit" to the entire ...

Govt Urged to Ensure Transparency in Appointment of New Commissioners

Govt Urged to Ensure  Transparency in Appointment of New Commissioners

February 19, 2019

KABUL - “We will support the right of the Afghan people to decide their future through a credible electoral process and look forward to the swift finalization of ...

US Special Envoy Stresses Respect for Women’s Rights

US Special Envoy Stresses  Respect for Women’s Rights

February 19, 2019

KABUL - The US special representative for Afghan reconciliation has discussed intra-Afghan dialogue with civil society leaders and High Peace Council (HPC) officials...

Afghanistan Receives $1.3b in Foreign Loans in Nearly Two Decades

Afghanistan Receives $1.3b in  Foreign Loans in Nearly Two Decades

February 19, 2019

KABUL - MoF spokesman says Afghanistan has received the loans with easy terms and the amount is payable in 25 years.
Afghanistan has received at least $1.3 billion in loans ...

Swedish Student Fined for Plane Protest Against Afghan’s Deportation

Swedish Student Fined  for Plane Protest Against  Afghan’s Deportation

February 19, 2019

Stockholm - Elin Ersson received a £250 fine for refusing to take her seat on a plane in Sweden last year
A Swedish student who livestreamed her protest ...

Afghan Conflict No Longer America’s War : President Ashraf Ghani

Afghan Conflict No  Longer America’s War : President Ashraf Ghani

February 18, 2019

KABUL - Speaking at a debate on the sidelines of the Munich security conference in Germany, the president explained since 2015, American casualties in Afghanistan were 66 ...

Taliban-Imran Meeting: Kabul Protests to UNSC

Taliban-Imran Meeting: Kabul Protests to UNSC

February 18, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan’s mission to the United Nations has hit out at Pakistan’s invitation to Taliban to talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan...

Police Arrest 2 Women, a Guy Over Robbery Cases in Kabul

Police Arrest  2 Women, a Guy Over Robbery Cases in Kabul

February 18, 2019

KABUL - Police officials on Sunday said two women and a guy were cough red-handed over different robbery cases in the capital Kabul.
Basir Ahmad Mujahid, spokesman to ...

Abdullah, Khalilzad Discuss Ongoing Peace Efforts

Abdullah, Khalilzad Discuss Ongoing Peace Efforts

February 18, 2019

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has said there was no top priority than the establishment of peace and stability in country and to end the forty-year-old war ...

Civil Service Employees’ Biometric Registration Launched

Civil Service Employees’  Biometric Registration Launched

February 18, 2019

KABUL - The Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) has begun registration biometric data of all civil employees, a process which would be ...

Afghan Investors Attend Agricultural Expo in Dubai

Afghan Investors Attend  Agricultural Expo in Dubai

February 18, 2019

Officials said Afghan and Japanese investors will meet in Dubai to discuss mechanized agriculture...

Parwan Residents Stress the Need for Intra-Afghan Talks

Parwan Residents Stress  the Need for Intra-Afghan Talks

February 18, 2019

KABUL - Senior officials and dozens of residents of Parwan province have stressed the need for intra-Afghan talks and said achievements over the past few years should not be ignored . . .

Herat Rolls out Polio Vaccine Campaign

Herat Rolls out Polio  Vaccine Campaign

February 18, 2019

HERAT - Public Health officials in Herat confirmed a polio vaccination campaign was launched in some districts on Sunday as concerns mount over the possibility ...

Ghani, Stoltenberg Discuss Afghan Peace

Ghani, Stoltenberg  Discuss Afghan Peace

February 17, 2019

NATO chief says peace is not possible without the leadership and ownership of the Afghan government.
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani met NATO ...

We Are Not a Nation that Surrenders: Mohib

We Are Not a Nation  that Surrenders: Mohib

February 17, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan is not a country of 2002 and its neighbors should think and fix what went wrong in 2002, National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib said on Saturday...

Turkmenistan Expects Official Visit of Afghan President

Turkmenistan Expects Official Visit of Afghan President

February 17, 2019

KABUL - Preparation for the official visit of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Turkmenistan was discussed at the recent meeting of the Turkmen government, Trend reports with reference ...

Kandahar Exports 6,000 Tons of Dried Figs Worth $34m

Kandahar Exports 6,000 Tons of Dried Figs Worth $34m

February 17, 2019

KANDAHAR CITY - About 30,000 tons of figs – the third in value and production after pomegranates and grapes in Kandahar --- are annually exported from the province abroad...

Suicide Attempts on the Rise in Herat: Officials

Suicide Attempts on the Rise in Herat: Officials

February 17, 2019

HERAT - The Public Health Directorate in Herat province, in the west of Afghanistan, has recorded almost 1,600 cases of suicide attempts since last March, showing a 10 percent ...

Kabul, Ankara Confer on Security Cooperation

Kabul, Ankara Confer on Security Cooperation

February 17, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and Turkish Defence Minister HulusiAkar have discussed the fight against terrorism and bilateral security cooperation...

Constitutional Changes May Come but Not to Please Taliban: VP

Constitutional Changes May Come but Not  to Please Taliban: VP

February 16, 2019

KABUL - Second vice-president Sarwar Danish on Friday said every law needed a relook in order to bring about reforms, but if changes were to be brought to the Afghanistan’s constitution ...

Uzbekistan Fully Supports Afghan-Owned Peace Process: Kamilov

Uzbekistan Fully  Supports Afghan-Owned Peace Process: Kamilov

February 16, 2019

KABUL - Uzbekistan foreign minister Abdulaziz Kamilov has assured President Ashraf Ghani that his country would coordinate every effort for Afghanistan peace with ...

CEO Claims Taliban Leaders are Based in Pakistan

CEO Claims Taliban Leaders are Based in Pakistan

February 16, 2019

KABUL - Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said in response to a planned meeting between the Taliban’s negotiating team and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan ...

US Vows to Work with Allies on Any Afghanistan Withdrawal

US Vows to Work with Allies on Any Afghanistan Withdrawal

February 16, 2019

KABUL - The United States will not reduce its troop presence in Afghanistan unilaterally, the top Pentagon official said, pledging that any moves will be fully coordinated ...

Ghani, Khalilzad Discuss Consultative Loya Jirga on Peace

Ghani, Khalilzad Discuss Consultative Loya Jirga on Peace

February 16, 2019

KABUL -  President Ashraf Ghani and US special envoy for peace Zalmay Khalilzad discussed a proposed consultative loya jirga and ongoing efforts at bringing peace and stability ...

Amid Stepped-Up Peace Drive, Daudzai Due in Tehran

Amid Stepped-Up Peace  Drive, Daudzai Due in Tehran

February 16, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani’s special envoy Mohammad Omar Daudzai is set to visit Tehran to drum up regional support for the Afghan peace process...

Women Recall the ‘Hell’ of Soviet War in Afghanistan

Women Recall the ‘Hell’  of Soviet War in Afghanistan

February 16, 2019

MOSCOW - Sitting in her living room, 65-year-old Tatyana Rybalchenko goes through a stack of black-and-white photos from more than 30 years ago. In one of them, she is dressed ...

German Mission in Afghanistan Extended for a Year

German Mission  in Afghanistan  Extended for a Year

February 16, 2019

KABUL - Amidst US plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, the Angelina Merkel administration has decided to extend German military mission in Afghanistan for another year...

Election Law Amendment Draft to be Finalized Within Two Days

Election Law Amendment  Draft to be Finalized Within Two Days

February 09, 2019

KABUL - The draft for the amendment of the election law, an issue which has always been insisted by election observer organizations, presidential candidates and ...

Khalilzad Says No Timetable Yet for Troop Pullout

Khalilzad Says No  Timetable Yet for Troop Pullout

February 09, 2019

KABUL - US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said on Thursday no timetable had been agreed for a US troop withdrawal...

Govt Lodges Complaint with UN Over Taliban Trip to Moscow

Govt Lodges Complaint with  UN Over Taliban Trip to Moscow

February 09, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan’s government has lodged a complaint with the UN over a recent trip by members of the Taliban to Moscow.
The Afghan government has said ...

Russia Offers to Help U.S. on Afghan Peace Talks with Taliban

Russia Offers to Help U.S. on Afghan Peace Talks with Taliban

February 09, 2019

MOSCOW - Russia is ready to help the United States advance its negotiations with the Taliban on withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, the RIA news agency cited Russia ...

Afghan Youths Want Bigger Role in Peace

Afghan Youths Want Bigger Role in Peace

February 09, 2019

KABUL - A day after a two-day meeting of Afghan politicians and Taliban representatives in Moscow,  Afghan youths at a gathering in Kabul said they have not been given ...

Kabul-Tehran Enjoy Good Ties Amid Challenges: CEO

Kabul-Tehran Enjoy Good Ties Amid Challenges: CEO

February 09, 2019

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah said on Thursday that relations between Afghanistan and Iran always stayed stable despite their many challenges...