Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Taliban Continues to Fight Afghan Forces despite Government Ceasefire

Taliban Continues to Fight Afghan Forces despite Government Ceasefire

June 25, 2018

KABUL - Despite Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani's decision of extending the ceasefire by ten days, the Taliban continues to fight the Afghan government forces...

Govt Set Week-Long Deadline over Ghazni IEC Office

Govt Set Week-Long Deadline  over Ghazni IEC Office

June 25, 2018

KABUL - Civil society activists and residents of southern Ghazni province on Sunday demanded reopening of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) branch and warned ...

Hundreds of Helmand Residents Rally for Peace Parleys

Hundreds of Helmand  Residents Rally for Peace Parleys

June 25, 2018

LASHKARGAH - Hundreds of tribal elders, religious scholars and youth on Sunday staged a rally in southern Helmand province, urging negotiations between the ...

Ghani, Pence Talk Eid Ceasefire & Parliamentary Elections

Ghani, Pence Talk Eid Ceasefire & Parliamentary Elections

June 23, 2018

KABUL/WASHINGTON - US Vice-President Mike Pence and President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday discussed the security situation in Afghanistan, including the Eid ceasefire. . .

Over 5 Million Afghan Refugees Return Home in 16 Years, UN Report

Over 5 Million Afghan  Refugees Return Home in  16 Years, UN Report

June 21, 2018

WASHINGOTN - According to a UNHCR statement released on Wednesday, over 5 million Afghan refugees have returned to their militancy-plagued country over the past 16 years...

Ghani Invites Taliban Supreme Leader for Direct Talks

Ghani Invites Taliban Supreme Leader for Direct Talks

June 21, 2018

KABUL - Welcoming peace activists from southern Helmand province upon arriving in Kabul, President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday invited the Taliban supreme leader, Mullah Haibatullah ...

China, Russia Back President Ghani’s Peace Moves

China, Russia Back President  Ghani’s Peace Moves

June 21, 2018

KABUL - Beijing and Moscow have welcomed President Ashraf Ghani’s recent initiatives to promote peace in his war-torn country...

Hakimi, Mari Skare Discuss Preparation for Upcoming Geneva Conference

Hakimi, Mari Skare Discuss  Preparation for Upcoming  Geneva Conference

June 21, 2018

KABUL - Finance Minister EklilHakimi has held a meeting with the Ambassador of Norway Mari Skare and discussed issue to mutual interest and Oslo’s cooperation with Afghanistan ...

CEO Abdullah to Attend Tajikistan Water Conference

CEO Abdullah to Attend  Tajikistan Water Conference

June 20, 2018

DUSHANBE - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah is expected to meet the presidents of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Pakistan on the sidelines of an international ...

Atmar Leaves for Pakistan with High-Ranking Delegation

Atmar Leaves for Pakistan  with High-Ranking Delegation

June 20, 2018

KABUL  - No details have yet been released on who the national security adviser will meet while in Islamabad.
Mohammad Hanif Atmar, the National Security...

China-South Asia Forum will contribute to Recognizing Challenges

China-South Asia  Forum will contribute to Recognizing Challenges

June 20, 2018

Yunnan (Outlook Afghanistan) – Regional integration plays a vital role in creating an environment to attract trade and investment which will lead to sustainable growth ...

After Afghan Ceasefire Gamble, Prospects Rise for U.S.-Taliban Talks

After Afghan Ceasefire Gamble,  Prospects Rise for U.S.-Taliban Talks

June 20, 2018

KABUL/WASHINGTON - - Prospects have risen for negotiations between the Taliban and the United States after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called a ceasefire and allowed ...

Ex-FIFA President Sepp Blatter to be guest of Vladimir Putin at World Cup

Ex-FIFA President Sepp  Blatter to be guest of Vladimir Putin at World Cup

June 20, 2018

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to host disgraced ex-FIFA President Sepp Blatter for two games during the World Cup. Blatter will be in attendance ...

Colombia Opens World Cup with Damaging Loss to Japan after Early Red Card

Colombia Opens World Cup with Damaging Loss to Japan after Early Red Card

June 20, 2018

MOSCOW - Colombia’s 2018 World Cup got off to just about the worst possible start on Tuesday in a 2-1 loss to Japan.
The Colombians, widely considered ...

Afghanistan Participates as a Theme Country in China-South Asia Expo

Afghanistan  Participates  as a Theme Country  in China-South Asia Expo

June 19, 2018

KUNMING, (Outlook) – Afghan and Chinese leaders called for economic cooperation, common prosperity and people-to-people exchanges in the opening ceremony of the fifth China-South Asia ...

Taliban, Roaming Afghan Cities amid Eid Euphoria, Say Ceasefire Ends at Midnight

Taliban, Roaming Afghan  Cities amid Eid Euphoria, Say Ceasefire Ends at Midnight

June 18, 2018

KABUL - Taliban militants headed into cities across Afghanistan on Sunday as they celebrated their Eid ceasefire with feasts and selfies, raising questions about what happens when ...

Key Government Minister Resigns

Key Government  Minister Resigns

June 14, 2018

KABUL - Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi says at least 500 projects were implemented by the ministry during his time.  
Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi ...

Kabul Upbeat about Afghan Pakistan Action Plan

Kabul Upbeat about  Afghan Pakistan Action Plan

June 14, 2018

KABUL - The Afghan government says they hope the tension between the two countries will decrease when the action plan is implemented.
Afghan government leaders are ...

Karzai ‘Open’ to Running Again for President

Karzai ‘Open’ to Running Again for President

June 14, 2018

KABUL - A legal expert says there is a lack of clarity in the constitution on how many terms a president can serve.
While Afghanistan’s constitution ...

Very Few Willing to Run for District Council Elections

Very Few Willing  to Run for District  Council Elections

June 14, 2018

KABUL - In total there are 2,800 district council seats to be filled but only 3,058 candidates have registered.
The Independent Election Commission ...

War Crimes Convicts Should Not be Allowed to Stand for Elections: AIHRC

War Crimes Convicts Should Not  be Allowed to Stand for Elections: AIHRC

June 14, 2018

KABUL - Dr. Sima Samar, the head of Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said Wednesday that the human rights violators and war criminals ...

Watchdogs Concerned about Child Labor Problem

Watchdogs Concerned  about Child Labor Problem

June 14, 2018

KABUL - Reports indicate that in Afghanistan at least 1.9 million children work to help support their families.
Tuesday, June 12, is World ...

Ghani Meets Pakistan’s Army Chief in Kabul

Ghani Meets Pakistan’s  Army Chief in Kabul

June 13, 2018

KABUL - The president’s office said Ghani and Bajwa discussed a number of issues including the fight against terrorism and the peace process. . .

ANSF in Defensive Mode as Ceasefire Kicks in

ANSF in Defensive Mode as Ceasefire Kicks in

June 13, 2018

KABUL - Government’s ceasefire comes into effect following a sharp rise in violence across the country in the past two months. 
As government’s ceasefire ...

NATO Chief Sees Taliban’s Ceasefire as a Positive Move

NATO Chief Sees  Taliban’s Ceasefire as a Positive Move

June 13, 2018

KABUL - Jens Stoltenberg also urged the insurgent group to fully respect the ceasefire in the hope it will lead to peace.
NATO Secretary General ...

Political Parties Threaten Protests if Election System Not Changed

Political Parties Threaten Protests if Election System Not Changed

June 13, 2018

KABUL - Political parties on Tuesday reiterated their demand for change in the election system and warned of establishing protesting tents in front of the Independent ...

NATO to Provide 50 Helicopters to Afghan Air Force: Ghani

NATO to Provide 50 Helicopters  to Afghan Air Force: Ghani

June 13, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has said the NATO Resolute Support (RS) mission would soon deliver 50 helicopters to the Afghanistan air force...

Suicide Bomber Kills 13, Including Women, Outside Afghan Ministry

Suicide Bomber Kills 13, Including Women, Outside Afghan Ministry

June 12, 2018

KABUL  - A suicide bomber killed 13 people and wounded more 25 during rush hour on Monday at the entrance to Afghanistan’s rural rehabilitation and development ...

CEO Calls on Nation to Stand Behind Afghan Forces

CEO Calls on Nation to Stand Behind Afghan Forces

June 12, 2018

KABUL - Casualties among security forces increased this year following the sharp rise in violence across the country.
Chief Executive Officer Abdullah ...

EU Hopes Govt-Taliban Ceasefire Leads to Peace Talks

EU Hopes Govt-Taliban Ceasefire Leads to Peace Talks

June 12, 2018

KABUL - The European Union ambassador to Kabul Pierre Mayaudon on Sunday said they are hopeful that the ceasefires announced by the Afghan government and Taliban ...

Pakistan, Afghanistan to Set up Coordination Centers

Pakistan, Afghanistan to Set up Coordination Centers

June 12, 2018

KABUL - Liaison officers will share information they receive about militant suspects and will accompany security officials during raids against suspects...

Turkish Troops in Afghanistan Give Aid to 200 Families

Turkish Troops in Afghanistan Give Aid to 200 Families

June 12, 2018

KUNDUZ - Turkish soldiers in Afghanistan delivered aid to 200 war-torn families in northern Kunduz province on Monday.
The Turkish mission in Afghanistan ...

Afghanistan, Pakistan to Develop Strategy for Peace: Pakistan

Afghanistan, Pakistan to Develop  Strategy for Peace: Pakistan

June 12, 2018

KABUL - Pakistan’s president said at an SCO session the ceasefire in Afghanistan was a positive step.
Pakistan’s President Mamnoon ...

Govt Committed to Political Solution to Conflict: Ghani

Govt Committed to Political Solution to Conflict: Ghani

June 11, 2018

BEIJING - President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said at the 18th meeting of the Council of Heads of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) that ...

IEC Kicks off Voter Registration Process in Villages

IEC Kicks off Voter  Registration Process in  Villages

June 11, 2018

KABUL - The IEC said that so far 1,100 people have filed nomination papers as candidates for parliamentary elections and another 690 for provincial council seats...