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

Afghans Upbeat about Talks, But Warn Against Deal on Gains

Afghans Upbeat about Talks,  But Warn Against Deal on Gains

January 29, 2019

KABUL - Afghans on Sunday said their hopes of peace had been raised following last week’s talks between the US and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, but warned that no ...

SCO Hopes for Swift Beginning of Talks Between Afghan Govt, Taliban

SCO Hopes for Swift Beginning  of Talks Between Afghan Govt, Taliban

January 28, 2019

KABUL - The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has expressed the hope that direct talks between Afghan government and the Taliban would be launched soon, an official ...

US Seriously Pursuing Peace in Afghanistan: Pompeo

US Seriously Pursuing Peace in Afghanistan: Pompeo

January 28, 2019

KABUL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said his county was seriously pursuing peace, preventing Afghanistan from becoming safe haven for international terrorism...

U.S Peace Envoy Visits Kabul to Consult President on Talks With Taliban

U.S Peace Envoy Visits  Kabul to Consult President on Talks With Taliban

January 28, 2019

KABUL - U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul on Sunday to try to secure cooperation from Afghanistan’s president after breakthroughs in peace negotiations ...

Karzai, Nabil Welcome Progress in Taliban-US Talks

Karzai, Nabil  Welcome Progress in  Taliban-US Talks

January 28, 2019

KABUL - Former President Hamid Karzai has welcomed progress in peace talks between the Taliban and the US and urged ceasefire to end the ongoing bloodshed in the war-ravaged country...

Most State Organs Violate Access to Information Law

Most State Organs Violate Access to Information Law

January 28, 2019

KABUL - Journalists in the three eastern provinces of the country are mostly unsatisfied with security organs on the issue of access to information, finds a Pajhwok Afghan News ...

Too Early to Muse about Pullout from Afghanistan : NATO

Too Early to Muse about  Pullout from Afghanistan : NATO

January 27, 2019

The current situation in Afghanistan is still difficult, says the NATO secretary-general, who has New Zealand’s cooperation in the war-torn country...

Dismissal of Mohaqiq ‘Does Not Help Stability, National Unity’: Abdullah

Dismissal of Mohaqiq ‘Does Not Help Stability, National Unity’: Abdullah

January 27, 2019

DAVOS - Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah who is at World Economic Forum in Davos, says the dismissal of his second deputy Mohammad Mohqiq by the president is ...

Afghans Support Ongoing Peace Efforts

Afghans Support Ongoing Peace Efforts

January 27, 2019

KABUL - The People’s Peace Movement, also called the peace convoy, launched a rally in Herat city on Saturday where they were joined by Herat and Farah residents who ...

China Promises Efforts for Kabul-Taliban Talks

China Promises Efforts  for Kabul-Taliban Talks

January 27, 2019

KABUL - High Peace Council (HPC) Secretary Mohammad Omar Daudzai has urged the Chinese government to play its role in the Afghan reconciliation process...

Pakistani Scholarships: Written Test Begins Yesterday

Pakistani Scholarships:  Written Test Begins Yesterday

January 27, 2019

KABUL - The Pakistan embassy in Kabul on Saturday announced the start of a written test for fully-funded Allama Iqbal Scholarship Programme...

Balkh Journalists Threaten to Boycott Govt’s Coverage

Balkh Journalists Threaten  to Boycott Govt’s Coverage

January 27, 2019

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Journalists in northern Baklh province on Saturday threatened to withdraw coverage of government activities if they continued to deny sharing information with ...

Ghani Reveals New Figures on Afghan Forces Deaths

Ghani Reveals New Figures on Afghan Forces Deaths

January 26, 2019

President Ghani says the sacrifices by Afghan forces show “who is doing the fighting”. . .

Mohaqiq will Continue to Stay in Office: Natiqi

Mohaqiq will Continue  to Stay in Office: Natiqi

January 26, 2019

KABUL - The acting chief of Hezb-i-Wahdat Islami said on Friday Mohammad Mohaqiq would continue to work as 2nd deputy chief executive...

Ghani, Interpol Chief Confer on Financial Crime Control

Ghani, Interpol Chief Confer  on Financial Crime Control

January 26, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani hopes Afghanistan can control financial crimes through coordination and cooperation with Interpol...

Afghan Envoy Meets Saudi Hajj Minister in Riyadh

Afghan Envoy Meets  Saudi Hajj Minister in Riyadh

January 26, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan ambassador to Saudi Arabia Syed Jalal Karim has discussed facilities for Afghan pilgrims with the Saudi Hajj and Umra minister...

Over 100 Arrested in Raid on Afghan-Turk Schools in Balkh

Over 100 Arrested in Raid on Afghan-Turk Schools in Balkh

January 26, 2019

MAZAR-E-SHARIF - Balkh police reportedly raided Afghan-Turk schools in Mazar-e-Sharif city on Thursday night, arresting almost 100 teachers, students and employees ...

Pakistan Rejects Passage to Indian’s Cargo Flights to Afghanistan

Pakistan Rejects  Passage to Indian’s Cargo Flights to Afghanistan

January 26, 2019

KABUL - Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority has denied passage SpiceJet cargo flight from India to Afghanistan three times in the last week of December and on January 11, 14, a media ...

‘Fundamental Problem with Pak is their Inaction’: CEO

‘Fundamental Problem with Pak is their Inaction’: CEO

January 26, 2019

DAVOS - Afghan Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday said that peace reconciliation in Afghanistan will be 'the greatest prosperous asset for Pakistan' in terms...

Taliban Appoints New Political Leader to Join U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks

Taliban Appoints New Political Leader to Join U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks

January 26, 2019

KABUL/PESHAWAR - A co-founder of the Taliban was appointed as the leader of its political office in Qatar on Thursday to strengthen its hand in peace talks with the United States ...

Unable to Make Progress, US, Taliban Meet Again

Unable to Make Progress, US, Taliban Meet Again

January 24, 2019

DOHA - US and Taliban representatives are meeting again in Doha yesterday (Wednesday) in an effort to achieve badly-needed progress on key issues including foreign ...

Interest Rate Cut in Place, Says Central Bank

Interest Rate  Cut in Place, Says  Central Bank

January 24, 2019

KABUL - The Central Bank reduced the average interest rate for this solar year in order to help boost the economy.
The Central Bank (Da Afghanistan Bank) said ...

China Recognizes Afghan Taliban as Political Force

China Recognizes Afghan Taliban as Political Force

January 24, 2019

ISLAMABAD - China recognizes the Taliban as a “political force” amid its participation in the Afghan peace process, said its envoy to Pakistan, according to local ...

President Ghani Off to Davos for World Economic Forum

President Ghani Off to Davos for World Economic Forum

January 24, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday left Kabul for Davos to attend the World Economic Forum, his office said.
A statement from the Presidential Palace said ...

Afghanistan Key to South Asia Economic Potential: CEO

Afghanistan Key to South  Asia Economic Potential: CEO

January 24, 2019

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday Afghanistan uniquely positioned to unlock South Asia’s huge economic potential...

Man’s Heroic Acts Save Afghans’ Lives from Fire

Man’s Heroic Acts Save  Afghans’ Lives from Fire

January 24, 2019

TOKAT, Turkey - A newspaper distributor’s quick thinking and heroic actions after a fire broke out in a house of an Afghan family saved their life in Turkey’s Black Sea ...

CEO Speaks at Davos, Criticizes Taliban

 CEO Speaks at Davos, Criticizes Taliban

January 23, 2019

KABUL -  Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday addressed leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos where he outlined the Afghan government’s vision for peace and ...

‘Some Taliban Reps in UAE Meeting Barred from Qatar Talks’

 ‘Some Taliban Reps in UAE Meeting Barred from Qatar Talks’

January 23, 2019

KABUL - Sources close to the Taliban on Tuesday said a number of the group’s representatives who attended the Abu Dhabi talks were absent from the ongoing negotiations with ...

Turkey Warns Against Creation of 2nd Afghanistan

Turkey Warns Against Creation of 2nd Afghanistan

January 23, 2019

ANKARA - Policies that will lead to a second Afghanistan in the Mediterranean should be avoided, said the spokesman of Turkey's ruling party on Syrian crisis on Monday...

Local Firm Invests $50 Million in Iron Industry

Local Firm Invests $50  Million in Iron Industry

January 23, 2019

KABUL -  local firm has invested over $50 million dollars in the iron melting industry in Kabul and has created job opportunities for dozens of people...

Soften Stance on Dialogue with Kabul, Taliban Asked

Soften Stance on Dialogue  with Kabul, Taliban Asked

January 23, 2019

PESHAWAR - A rightwing Pakistani politician has asked the Taliban to soften their stance on talks with the Afghan government.
The call was issued by Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam ...

Botsali, Deputy FM Discuss OIC-Proposed University

Botsali, Deputy FM Discuss OIC-Proposed University

January 23, 2019

KABUL - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)’s ambassador to Kabul Huseyin Avni Botsali discussed matters relating to the organization with deputy foreign ...

No Compromise on Afghan Forces’ Sacrifices: Ghani

No Compromise on Afghan Forces’ Sacrifices: Ghani

January 22, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has said National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib would lead the Ministry of Interior until a new minister is appointed in order ...

Talks Excluding Afghan Govt Won’t Succeed

Talks Excluding  Afghan Govt Won’t  Succeed

January 22, 2019

PESHAWAR - A veteran Pakhtun nationalist leader has warned talks on peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan will not come to fruition without the participation of the ...

Khalilzad Says Peace Efforts Moving in the Right Direction

Khalilzad Says Peace  Efforts Moving in the  Right Direction

January 22, 2019

KABUL - Khalilzad says more steps "are comming" by Pakistan on Afghan peace "which will lead to concrete results". . .