Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Rabbani, Kumar Talk Bilateral, Regional Issues

Rabbani, Kumar Talk Bilateral,  Regional Issues

April 16, 2019

KABUL - Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar on Monday called on Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and discussed issues related to mutual interest, according to a statement...

‘Disagreements’ Delay Reconciliation Council’s Scheduled Meeting

‘Disagreements’ Delay  Reconciliation Council’s Scheduled Meeting

April 15, 2019

Critics said government is opposing the participation of its political rivals in the Qatar meeting.
KABUL - The scheduled meeting of the newly-established ...

Political Parties Seen as a Source of Insecurity in Daikundi

Political Parties Seen as a Source of  Insecurity in Daikundi

April 15, 2019

KABUL - Some residents of Daikundi, questioning the role of political parties, believe unnecessary interference from such groups often fuel tension, distrust and unhealthy ...

Abdullah ‘will Not Attend’ Peace Jirga

Abdullah ‘will Not Attend’ Peace Jirga

April 15, 2019

Abdullah says he does not see the Jirga helpful to overcome the current problems in the country.
KABUL - Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah ...

‘Taliban Spring Offensive an Attempt to Sabotage Peace Process’

‘Taliban Spring Offensive  an Attempt to Sabotage Peace Process’

April 15, 2019

KABUL - Senior Afghan politicians, including former president Hamid Karzai, have strongly lambasted the Taliban’s announcement of spring offensive, calling it an attempt ...

Pakistan Airspace Closure: Afghanistan Losses Reach $12m

Pakistan Airspace Closure:  Afghanistan Losses Reach $12m

April 15, 2019

KABUL - The Civil Aviation Authority on Sunday said Afghanistan so far lost $12 million after Pakistan closed its airspace but added efforts were underway to open new airspace ...

Taliban Militants Looted 100 Sheep of Villagers in Sar-E-Pol

Taliban Militants Looted 100  Sheep of Villagers in Sar-E-Pol

April 15, 2019

KABUL - Taliban militants have looted a flock of sheep in northern Sar-e Pol province of Afghanistan, a local official claimed on Sunday...

Taliban Offensive Announcement ‘Illegitimate’: ARG

Taliban Offensive  Announcement  ‘Illegitimate’: ARG

April 14, 2019

KABUL - The Presidential Palace, also known as ARG, in a statement on Saturday condemned the Taliban’s announcement of the so-called spring offense and said it is an evident sign of the will ...

Foreign Militants Fighting in Taliban Ranks: Paktia Governor

Foreign Militants Fighting in Taliban Ranks: Paktia  Governor

April 14, 2019

GARDEZ - Foreign militants have been fighting alongside their Afghan comrades against government forces in Afghanistan, the governor of southeastern Paktia province says...

Taliban’s Peace Negotiators No More on UNSC Black List

Taliban’s Peace Negotiators  No More on UNSC Black List

April 14, 2019

KABUL - Taliban peace interlocutors’ names have been removed from the UN Security Council black list for nine months, the group’s spokesman claimed on Friday...

Wolesi Jirga Chief Secretary Steps Down

Wolesi Jirga Chief Secretary Steps Down

April 14, 2019

KABUL - Wolesi Jirga Secretary Khuda-i-Nazar Nasrat, who was accused of embezzlement two years back, has sent his resignation to the secretariat from India...

Khalilzad Slams Taliban’s Offensive as Reckless

Khalilzad Slams Taliban’s  Offensive as Reckless

April 14, 2019

KABUL - US Special Representative Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad has condemned Taliban’s announcement of the annual spring offensive and asked all Afghans to come together ...

Baghlan Police Chief Among 4 Security Personnel Injured in Taliban Attack

Baghlan Police Chief Among 4 Security  Personnel Injured in Taliban Attack

April 14, 2019

PUL-I-KHUMRI - The police chief of northern Baghlan province and his three bodyguards have been injured in the Taliban attack, local representatives claimed on Friday....

27 Taliban Killed as Sherzad Battle Comes to an End

27 Taliban Killed as Sherzad Battle Comes to an End

April 14, 2019

JALALABAD - At least 27 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 32 others wounded as security forces’ response to two car suicide attacks in eastern Nangarhar province ...

CIA Director Reportedly Meets Afghan Officials

CIA Director Reportedly Meets Afghan Officials

April 13, 2019

Reports indicate that Haspel met with President Ashraf Ghani and NDS Chief Masoom Stanekzai...

9 Hydropower Dams to be Completed Over Next 3 Years

9 Hydropower Dams to be Completed Over Next 3 Years

April 13, 2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Water and Energy on Thursday said more than 250 water management projects were executed last solar year and nine hydropower dams would be constructed ...

Taliban Announce Annual Spring Offensive in Afghanistan

Taliban Announce Annual  Spring Offensive in Afghanistan

April 13, 2019

KABUL - The Taliban launched their annual spring offensive on Friday, calling on Afghan soldiers and police to abandon the government in a statement that points to further violence ...

Afghanistan Welcomes EU’s Support for Peace Process

Afghanistan Welcomes EU’s Support for Peace Process

April 10, 2019

Ghani says the European Union has good experiences in guaranteeing peace agreements in different countries...

Intra-Afghan Talks Best Way to End War: Imran

Intra-Afghan Talks Best Way to End War: Imran

April 10, 2019

ISALAMABAD - An intra-Afghan dialogue is the best way to end dour decades of conflict in neighbouring Afghanistan, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says...

Presidential Candidates May Boycott the Upcoming Peace Jirga

Presidential  Candidates  May Boycott the  Upcoming  Peace Jirga

April 10, 2019

KABUL - Most of the presidential candidates are against the upcoming Grand Consultative Peace Jirga, reasoning that it is an electoral campaign for President Ashraf Ghani ...

Salaries of Ex-MPs Stopped, Weapons Being Collected

Salaries of Ex-MPs Stopped, Weapons  Being Collected

April 10, 2019

KABUL - Salaries and other privileges of Wolesi Jirga members have been suspended and a process to collect weapons from their bodyguards is underway, officials said Tuesday...

Reconciliation Council Set to Finalize Qatar Meeting Delegation

Reconciliation Council Set to Finalize Qatar Meeting Delegation

April 10, 2019

The second meeting of the Reconciliation Council will decide on key issues around the Afghan peace.
KABUL - The newly-established Reconciliation ...

US House Urges Briefing by Khalilzad on Afghan Peace

US House Urges Briefing by Khalilzad on Afghan Peace

April 10, 2019

The House has given the US State Department a one-week time to allow Khalilzad brief the committee...

Mohaqiq Slams Ex-Minister’s Arrest as Politically-Motivated

Mohaqiq Slams Ex-Minister’s  Arrest as Politically-Motivated

April 10, 2019

KABUL  - The second deputy chief executive Mohammad Mohaqiq reacted to the arrest and imprisonment of Abdul Razaq Wahidi ...

4 Americans Killed in Taliban Attack

4 Americans Killed  in Taliban Attack

April 10, 2019

KABUL - Four Americans have been killed in suicide bomb attack near the largest US base in central Afghanistan, officials said.
As usual, the Taliban claimed ...

Khalilzad Departs Kabul After Fruitful Talks with Ghani

Khalilzad Departs  Kabul After Fruitful Talks with Ghani

April 09, 2019

KABUL- The US special envoy has left Kabul following productive talks with President Ashraf Ghani on accelerating a settlement process.
Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Ghani also discussed ...

Afghan Women be Part of Next Round of Peace Talks: Yamamoto

Afghan Women be Part of Next Round of Peace Talks: Yamamoto

April 09, 2019

LASHKARGAH - UN top diplomat in Afghanistan urged the Afghans to stand united in their support for the peace process for the sake of their country’s good future...

Loya Jirga’s Agenda Not Yet Known: Atmar’s Team

Loya Jirga’s Agenda Not  Yet Known: Atmar’s Team

April 09, 2019

KABUL - The ‘Peace and Moderation’ electoral team led by Mohammad Hanif Atmar on Sunday said the Consultative Loya Jirga on peace was being organized without consulting ...

Ex-Minister Imprisoned on Graft Charges

Ex-Minister Imprisoned  on Graft Charges

April 09, 2019

KABUL - Former Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdul Razaq Wahidi was sentenced to three years in prison on corruption charges and misuse of authority related ...

Govt Concerned over Illegal Mining of Natural Wealth: Danesh

Govt Concerned over  Illegal Mining of  Natural Wealth: Danesh

April 08, 2019

KABUL - Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Sunday said Afghanistan was blessed with rich natural resources which remained untapped until now...

Afghan MMA Artist Wins 3 Gold Medals in International Jui Jitsu Competitions in India

Afghan MMA Artist Wins 3 Gold Medals in International Jui Jitsu Competitions in India

April 08, 2019

NEW DELHI - Afghan Mixed Martial Arts athlete Hussain Bakhsh Safari has won three gold medals in internatonal Jiu Jitsu competitions in India...

Afghan Paralympics Swimmer Wins 4 Silver Medals

Afghan Paralympics Swimmer Wins  4 Silver Medals

April 08, 2019

WASHINGTON - Afghan Paralympics swimmer Abbas Karimi has won 4 gold medals in world Paralympics qualifying tournament which was organized in United States...

Afghanistan Summons Pakistan Diplomat Yet Again over PM’s Comments

Afghanistan Summons Pakistan Diplomat Yet Again over PM’s Comments

April 08, 2019

KABUL - The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) has expedited the assessment of parliamentary elections-related complaints and will complete it by the end of this week ...

IECC Expedites Efforts to Help New MPs Attend Peace Jirga

IECC Expedites Efforts to Help New MPs Attend Peace Jirga

April 08, 2019

KABUL - The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) has expedited the assessment of parliamentary elections-related complaints and will complete it by the end...