Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, May 20th, 2019

In 3 Days, No One Registers as Presidential Candidate: IEC

In 3 Days, No One Registers  as Presidential Candidate: IEC

December 25, 2018

KABUL - Thirty-nine persons have so far obtained presidential election related information bundles but no one has registered his/her candidacy on the day third of candidate ...

Kabul Deeply Grieved by Deaths in Indonesian Tsunami

Kabul Deeply Grieved by  Deaths in Indonesian Tsunami

December 25, 2018

KABUL - Kabul on Monday voiced its deep shock over the loss of precious lives in a tsunami that battered Indonesia two days back.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

Pentagon Report Advises Against Troop Reduction in Afghanistan

Pentagon Report Advises Against  Troop Reduction in Afghanistan

December 25, 2018

WASHINGTON - The US defense officials submitted their report to the Congress on Thursday which says the reinforcement significantly increased pressures on the Taliban...

Women Among 4 Arrested as Drug Processing Lab Busted in Kandahar City

Women Among  4 Arrested as  Drug Processing  Lab Busted in  Kandahar City

December 25, 2018

KABUL - At least people including women were arrested by the security forces after a drug processing lab was busted by the security forces in Kandahar city...

Ghani Nominates New Heads for Defense, Interior Ministries

Ghani Nominates  New Heads for Defense,  Interior Ministries

December 24, 2018

President Ghani has assigned the State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs to introduce Amrullah Saleh and Assadullah Khalid to the parliament. ..

Election Results from Some Electoral Districts to Change: IECC

Election Results from Some Electoral Districts to Change: IECC

December 24, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said the Wolesi Jirga election results from some of electoral districts would be changed up ...

Uncertainty on CE Post Exists Among Electoral Teams

Uncertainty on CE Post Exists Among Electoral Teams

December 24, 2018

KABUL - Legal experts and election watchdogs consider the creation of a Chief Executive Post as a move against the Constitution while electoral teams in the upcoming ...

Iran to Build Persian Literature Faculty in Kabul

Iran to Build Persian  Literature Faculty in Kabul

December 24, 2018

KABUL - The government of Iran is funding the construction of a faculty in Kabul University dedicated mainly to the studies of ‘Persian Language’, it has been ...

Miller ‘Has No Orders’ on Troop Reduction in Afghanistan

Miller ‘Has No Orders’ on Troop Reduction in Afghanistan

December 24, 2018

Miller says Afghans suffer the most from the conflict and that it is the time «to end hostilities and start talking to one another».

Ghani Orders Merger of 5 Governmental Institutions to Establish a New Administrative Unit

Ghani Orders Merger of 5 Governmental  Institutions to Establish a New Administrative Unit

December 24, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has ordered the formation of a new administrative ‘Ministry of Transport’ unit by merging the Ministry of Transportation ...

Wolesi Jirga Poll Results from Nangarhar Unveiled

Wolesi Jirga Poll Results  from Nangarhar Unveiled

December 24, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday announced initial results of the October 20-21 Wolesi Jirga elections from eastern Nangarhar province...

US Pullout from Afghanistan a Taliban Demand: Qureshi

US Pullout from Afghanistan  a Taliban Demand: Qureshi

December 24, 2018

PESHAWAR - The planned pullout of nearly 7,000 US troops from Afghanistan was a demand of Taliban, says Pakistan’s foreign minister...

Registration Process for Presidential Hopefuls Kicks off

Registration Process  for Presidential  Hopefuls Kicks off

December 23, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday formally launched the candidate registration process for next year’s presidential vote...

We Are in Afghanistan to Support National Interests: Miller

We Are in  Afghanistan to Support National Interests: Miller

December 23, 2018

KABUL - Gen. Miller says the support of the people of Afghanistan from Afghan forces is required for ensuing peace and stability in the country...

Turkish Defence Minister Meets Afghan President

Turkish Defence  Minister Meets Afghan President

December 23, 2018

KABUL - Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar travelled to the Afghan capital city of Kabul on Friday, where he and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani reportedly discussed a range ...

Planned Drawdown in Afghanistan Imperils U.S. Push for Peace

Planned Drawdown in Afghanistan Imperils U.S. Push for Peace

December 23, 2018

WASHINGTON - A drawdown also will deal a fresh blow to allies’ trust in the United States and give new room to militant groups al Qaeda and Islamic State in which to ...

Us Senator Calls for Hearings on Troops in Afghanistan, Syria

Us Senator Calls for Hearings  on Troops in Afghanistan, Syria

December 23, 2018

WASHINGTON - Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Friday called for immediate US Senate hearings on President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw all American troops ...

37 Taliban Insurgents Eliminated in Ghazni Raids, Says Official

37 Taliban Insurgents Eliminated in Ghazni Raids, Says Official

December 23, 2018

GHAZNI - Mohammad Arif Noori, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the security forces conducted air-and-ground operations in Miri, Mudad, Alizai and Kamalkhel areas on Friday night...

4,400 Afghan Families Return Via Spin Boldak this Year

4,400 Afghan Families Return  Via Spin Boldak this Year

December 23, 2018

KANDAHAR CITY - Above 4,4,00 Afghan refugees returned from Pakistan through Spin Boldak border crossing in southern Kandahar province since the beginning of the year, an official says...

Troop Withdrawal will not Affect Security: Gov.

Troop Withdrawal  will not Affect Security: Gov.

December 22, 2018

KABUL - The reports on a possible withdrawal of a significant number of US forces from Afghanistan made headlines in national and international levels; however ...

Afghan Forces Have Been Fully in Charge of the Security for Years: NATO

Afghan Forces Have Been Fully in Charge of the Security for Years: NATO

December 22, 2018

KABUL - NATO in a reaction of possible US withdrawing from Afghanistan says, the Afghan army and police have been fully in charge of the security of Afghanistan ...

Saudi’s Role in Afghan Talks Significant: Ex-Taliban Minister

Saudi’s Role in  Afghan Talks Significant: Ex-Taliban Minister

December 22, 2018

KABUL - A former official of the Taliban has said that the two-day talks in Abu Dhabi around Afghan peace was important because of Saudi Arabia’s participation as according ...

Taliban Accepts they Cannot Win by Warfare :Khalilzad

Taliban Accepts they Cannot Win by Warfare :Khalilzad

December 22, 2018

KABUL - The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, in an interview with TOLOnews said Taliban has accepted that they . . .

‘People to Rebel Against Taliban If Rights Limited in Talks’

‘People to Rebel Against Taliban  If Rights Limited in Talks’

December 22, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan Independent Human Right Commission (AIHRC) on Thursday, reacting to the Afghan peace talks between Americans and Taliban, warned that if the peace talks limit people . ..

At Odds with President, US Defense Secretary Quits

At Odds with President, US  Defense Secretary Quits

December 22, 2018

WASHINGOTN  - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has resigned, taking issue wih President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw about 7,000 troops from Afghanistan ...

ANA’s Women Cadets Undergo Training in India

ANA’s Women  Cadets Undergo  Training in India

December 22, 2018

KABUL - Afghan National Army’s women cadets are undergoing a target-shooting course at the Officers Training Academy in India, a media report said on Thursday...

Afghan Taliban Insists Talks with US Focused on Foreign Troop Withdrawal

Afghan Taliban Insists  Talks with US Focused on Foreign Troop Withdrawal

December 20, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - The Afghan government has recently called once again for unconditional talks with the Taliban and reorganized its negotiating team, Ma Zhaoxu ...

Saikal Hails Exemption of Chabahar Port from Sanctions

Saikal Hails  Exemption of Chabahar Port from Sanctions

December 20, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - The Afghan government has recently called once again for unconditional talks with the Taliban and reorganized its negotiating team, Ma Zhaoxu, China's permanent ...

Chinese UN Envoy Asks to Advance Reconciliation in Afghanistan

Chinese UN Envoy Asks to Advance Reconciliation in Afghanistan

December 20, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - The Afghan government has recently called once again for unconditional talks with the Taliban and reorganized its negotiating team, Ma Zhaoxu, China's permanent ...

Talks Continue in UAE on Afghan Peace

Talks Continue in UAE  on Afghan Peace

December 19, 2018

DOHA - The talks were held in the UAE and officials who participated were not immediately available to discuss details.
Taliban representatives met with US officials ...

Any Misuse of Peace Process Intolerable, Says Saikal

Any Misuse  of Peace Process Intolerable,  Says Saikal

December 19, 2018

KABUL -  Afghanistan envoy to the United Nations has warned all parties to the conflict in his country that the Afghans, who paid a heavy price in the past 40 years ...

Iran Stresses Development of Media Cooperation with Afghanistan

Iran Stresses  Development of Media Cooperation with  Afghanistan

December 19, 2018

TEHRAN - Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Soltanifar on Monday stressed the need for promoting media cooperation between Iran and Afghanistan, saying ...

UNAMA Head Renews Call for Kabul-Taliban Parleys

UNAMA Head Renews Call for Kabul-Taliban Parleys

December 19, 2018

KABUL - The UN secretary-general’s special representative says a negotiated end to the 17-year conflict in Afghanistan has never been more real than it is now...

UN Secretary General Submits Report on Afghanistan Situation

UN Secretary General Submits  Report on Afghanistan Situation

December 19, 2018

NEW YORK - Report provides an update of UN's activities and findings on political, humanitarian and human rights fronts in the country as well as the peace process...

US, Taliban Officials to Meet in UAE on Afghan Peace

US, Taliban  Officials to Meet in UAE  on Afghan Peace

December 18, 2018

US and Taliban officials will meet in United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday to push a political settlement to the Afghan war, multiple sources and media reports confirmed...