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Gen. Dostum to Return to Kabul in 2-day

Gen. Dostum to Return  to Kabul in 2-day

July 21, 2018

KABUL - According to the source agreement had reached on Dostum’s return to Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani had agreed that the first vice president could return ...

No Big Shifts Expected from U.S. Assessment of Afghan War: General

No Big Shifts Expected from U.S.  Assessment of Afghan War: General

July 21, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Army General Joseph Votel portrayed it more as a regular assessment than a wholesale review and suggested that he expected it would confirm progress ...

Terrorism a Serious Threat to Entire World: Atmar

Terrorism a Serious Threat to Entire World: Atmar

July 21, 2018

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) Hanif Atmar says terrorists pose a serious threat to the entire world, not only to Afghans.
Atmar expressed the view whil ...

UNAMA Chief Calls on Parties to Support Elections

UNAMA Chief  Calls on Parties to  Support Elections

July 21, 2018

KABUL - UNAMA chief called on Afghan political parties to support the election process as it constitutes one of the fundamental aspirations of the people of Afghanistan. . .

US Munition Drops on Afghanistan on Pace to Set Record this Year

US Munition Drops on Afghanistan  on Pace to Set Record this Year

July 21, 2018

KABUL - The United States military is on course to drop a record number of munitions in Afghanistan this year.
U.S. Air Force data released Friday showed that ...

Families Flee as Taliban Battle Islamic State in Northern Afghanistan

Families Flee as Taliban  Battle Islamic State in Northern Afghanistan

July 21, 2018

MAZAR-I SHARIF - Battles between Taliban and Islamic State fighters in a remote district of Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan have caused heavy casualties and displaced ...

Peace is Urgent, be Achieved before Polls

Peace is Urgent, be Achieved before Polls

July 19, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said peace was more urgent and should be achieved before the upcoming Wolesi Jirga and district council elections...

Electoral Preparations Being Closely Monitored: ESG

Electoral Preparations Being Closely Monitored: ESG

July 19, 2018

KABUL - An internationally-sponsored organization says it has been closely following electoral preparations, including the ongoing voter registration process, in Afghanistan...

Russia, Tajikistan Hold Anti-Taliban Drills near Afghan Border

Russia, Tajikistan Hold Anti-Taliban Drills near Afghan Border

July 19, 2018

DUSHANBE - Russia and Tajikistan on Tuesday began joint military exercises near the Tajik-Afghan border to prepare to ward off potential Taliban attacks...

Water and Energy Ministry Undergoes Basic Changes: Ghani

Water and Energy Ministry  Undergoes Basic Changes: Ghani

July 19, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said fundamental changes had been brought to the Minister of Water and Energy (MoWE), strengthening the ministry’s capacity ...

Naderi Resigned Over Mining Contract Issue: Nehan

Naderi Resigned Over  Mining Contract Issue: Nehan

July 19, 2018

KABUL - The acting minister of mines said Sayed Mansour Sadat Naderi chose to step down as minister in order to retain his mining contracts. . .

U.S. General Says Remarks on Afghan Peace Talks ‘Mischaracterized’

U.S. General Says  Remarks on Afghan Peace  Talks ‘Mischaracterized’

July 18, 2018

KABUL - The NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan on Tuesday rejected reports its commander General John Nicholson had said the United States was ready to join ...

54 Freed as Taliban Jail in Musa Qala Raided

54 Freed as Taliban  Jail in Musa Qala Raided

July 18, 2018

LASHKARGAH - At least 54 people, including security personnel, have been released from Taliban’s captivity in southern Helmand province, the military said on Tuesday...

Pakistan, Iran Committed to Promote Peace in Afghanistan

Pakistan, Iran  Committed to Promote Peace in Afghanistan

July 18, 2018

Islamabad - President Mamnoon Hussain says Pakistan and Iran are committed to promote peace and stability in Afghanistan as neighbors, Govt of Pakistan reported...

Ministry for Foreign Trade Hosts a Meeting with Afghanistan Delegation

Ministry for Foreign  Trade Hosts a Meeting with Afghanistan Delegation

July 18, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry for Foreign Trade hosted a meeting with the delegation of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to discuss issues of further development and cooperation in trade ...

US Envoy, Noor Meet, Discuss Polls, North Security

US Envoy, Noor Meet,  Discuss Polls, North Security

July 18, 2018

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - US envoy to Afghanistan John R. Bass on Tuesday met with former governor Atta Mohammad Noor and discussed with him Daesh or so called Islamic State (IS) activities ...

In Policy Shift, US Pursues Direct Talks with Taliban

In Policy Shift, US Pursues  Direct Talks with Taliban

July 17, 2018

KABUL - In what appears a major shift in US policy on Afghanistan, American diplomats have been directed to pursue direct talks with the Taliban, a media report said on Monday...

India to Help Build Shahtoot Dam in Kabul

India to Help Build  Shahtoot Dam in Kabul

July 17, 2018

KABUL - India will in all likelihood assist Afghanistan in building another dam – this time on the Kabul river basin – which will provide over two million Kabul residents with ...

Changes to Electoral System Seen as Impracticable

Changes to  Electoral System Seen  as Impracticable

July 17, 2018

KABUL - Commentators view demands of political parties for a change in the electoral system to multi-dimensional representation (MDR) and biometric voter registration as impracticable...

Afghan President Suggests Taliban Could Join Peace Talks, Despite Rejection

Afghan President Suggests Taliban  Could Join Peace Talks, Despite Rejection

July 17, 2018

KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has dismissed the Taliban’s rejection of his offer of peace talks, suggesting that the militant group can still be persuaded to come ...

Dostum Supporters Threaten to Derail Elections, Form ‘Own Govt’

Dostum Supporters Threaten  to Derail Elections, Form ‘Own Govt’

July 17, 2018

KABUL - Protestors gathered in Kabul on Monday and again called for the immediate release of Qaisari and the return of Dostum.
Supporters of exiled First Vice President Gen...

Atmar, Nicholson Discuss Brussels Summit, Elections

Atmar, Nicholson Discuss  Brussels Summit, Elections

July 17, 2018

KABUL -  National Security Advisor (NSA) Hanif Atmar and US and NATO forces commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson have discussed decisions taken at a recent meeting of . . .

Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan Hit Record as Suicide Attacks Surge

Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan Hit Record as Suicide Attacks Surge

July 16, 2018

KABUL - Deaths rose 1 percent to 1,692, although injuries dropped 5 percent to 3,430, the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said in its latest civilian casualty report...

Afghan President Signals Return of Exiled Dostum Possible after Protests

Afghan President Signals Return of Exiled Dostum Possible after Protests

July 16, 2018

KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani gave his first indication on Sunday that vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum could be allowed to return from exile after days of protests ...

Karzai: War on Terror Failed in Afghanistan

Karzai: War on Terror Failed in Afghanistan

July 16, 2018

BEIJING - Afghanistan has been the “victim” in “the great game” following the tragedy of September 11 and suffered severely, said Karzai in his ...

Ghani Reacts at the Demands, Warnings of Political Figures Regarding Elections

Ghani Reacts at the Demands, Warnings of Political Figures Regarding Elections

July 16, 2018

KABUL - Speaking during a press conference in Kabul, President Ghani said a group cannot take decision regarding the fate of the elections, emphasizing that only the people...

Jawzjan Protestors Threaten to Close Key Highway

Jawzjan Protestors  Threaten to Close Key Highway

July 16, 2018

SHEBIRGHAN - Amid growing protests in the north and north-eastern provinces, which started almost two weeks ago, protestors who are primarily Junbish-i-Milli Islami ...

2 Afghan Soldiers, 5 Taliban Killed in the East

2 Afghan  Soldiers, 5 Taliban Killed in the East

July 16, 2018

JALALABAD/ASADABAD - Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and five Taliban militants have been killed in separate incident of violence in eastern Laghman and Kunar province...

Political Parties’ Want Biometric, MDR Based Polls

Political Parties’  Want  Biometric, MDR Based Polls

July 15, 2018

KABUL - Heads of political parties and alliances have termed the voter registration process as inappropriate, rigged and demanded fresh registration of voters using the biometric ...

WJ Again Task Delegation to Assess Qaisari’s Detention

WJ Again Task  Delegation to Assess  Qaisari’s Detention

July 15, 2018

KABUL - Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the parliament on Saturday assigned a commission for the assessment of Nizamuddin Qaisari’s detention while some of the house members ...

Senior Daesh Leader Arrested, Ghazni Police Claim

Senior Daesh Leader Arrested, Ghazni Police Claim

July 15, 2018

GHAZNI CITY - Police have arrested a senior Daesh leader recruiting fighters for the militant group in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday...

NATO to Help Find Negotiated End to Afghan War

NATO to Help Find  Negotiated End to Afghan War

July 15, 2018

KABUL - NATO says its military presence in Afghanistan is aimed at helping the local forces to pressurise the Taliban into coming to the negotiating table...

NATO Vow Long-Term Security Support to Afghanistan

NATO Vow Long-Term  Security Support to Afghanistan

July 14, 2018

KABUL - NATO has reaffirmed commitment for long-term security and stability in Afghanistan and termed the role of regional actors important in support to peace and ...

Abdullah Says No Problem with Dostum’s Return

Abdullah Says No Problem with Dostum’s Return

July 14, 2018

BRUSSELS - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah says he has no problem if first vice president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum returns to the country...

Afghan Businesses Set to Showcase Finest Goods in Mumbai at U.S.-Supported Trade Show

Afghan Businesses Set to  Showcase Finest Goods in Mumbai  at U.S.-Supported Trade Show

July 14, 2018

KABUL - U.S. Ambassador John R. Bass today launched the second annual “Passage to Prosperity:  India-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show,” scheduled to take place ...