Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, November 15th, 2019

4 Ministers-Designate, 2 Governors Named

4 Ministers-Designate,  2 Governors Named

October 29, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Monday nominated four ministers-designate and a provincial governor to fill vacant slots, the Office of Administrative Affairs ...

Meddling in Polls Won’t Be Brooked: Karzai

Meddling in Polls Won’t Be Brooked: Karzai

October 28, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Sunday promised next year’s elections would be conducted in a free and transparent manner, saying no domestic or foreign interference would be ...

UN Chief Supports Peace Talks with Taliban

UN Chief  Supports Peace  Talks with Taliban

October 28, 2013

KABUL - The UN secretary-general has renewed his support for substantive peace negotiations between the Afghan government and ...

Kabul Not Taken Board on Drone Strikes: Faizi

Kabul Not Taken Board  on Drone Strikes: Faizi

October 28, 2013

KABUL - The Karzai administration, contradicting media reports, on Sunday denied the United States had taken it on board on increasing drone strikes in ...

President Karzai Meets with Abdullah

President Karzai Meets with Abdullah

October 27, 2013

KABUL - Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, a Presidential candidate and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with President Hamid Karzai on Saturday to reportedly discuss issues related to the spring ...

Taliban Trying to Scuttle Election Process: NATO

Taliban Trying  to Scuttle Election Process: NATO

October 27, 2013

KABUL - Taliban are trying to disrupt next year’s landmark elections but nascent Afghan security forces have the capability to thwart insurgent attacks, a NATO official said on ...

ECC Begins Reviewing Complaints against Candidates

ECC Begins  Reviewing Complaints against Candidates

October 27, 2013

KABUL - The Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) officially began investigating complaints lodged against Presidential and Provincial Council candidates on Saturday, but with bumps along the ...

New President to have Good Admin: Karzai

New President to have Good Admin: Karzai

October 27, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai has described next year's presidential elections as an important step toward ensuring stability in the country, hoping the Afghans would vote for a ...

No US Aid Until BSA Inked, Karzai Told

No US Aid Until  BSA Inked, Karzai Told

October 26, 2013

WASHINGTON - The United States will not be able to provide any assistance to Afghanistan until the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between the two countries is signed, a top American senator ...

474 Complaints Filed against Candidates’ List

474  Complaints Filed against  Candidates’ List

October 26, 2013

KABUL - The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Friday said it had received 474 objections to the preliminary list of presidential and provincial council ...

Karzai, Levin Talk BSA, Ties

Karzai, Levin Talk BSA, Ties

October 26, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai has met with a senior American politician, Senator Carl Levin, who chairs the US Senate Armed ...

Obama, Sharif Vow Joint Efforts on Afghan Front

Obama, Sharif Vow  Joint Efforts on Afghan Front

October 26, 2013

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama and Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday vowed to work together for establishing a lasting peace in ...

BSA in Both US, Afghanistan Interest: Hagel

BSA in Both US,  Afghanistan Interest: Hagel

October 24, 2013

WASHINGTON - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who met with his Afghan counterpart Bismillah Khan Mohammadi in Brussels on Wednesday, said an early conclusion of the bilateral security ...

Britain will Host Second Meeting to Jumpstart Taliban Peace Talks

Britain will Host Second Meeting to Jumpstart Taliban Peace Talks

October 24, 2013

KABUL - British Prime Minister David Cameron will hold a Number 10 summit meeting between Afghan and Pakistani leaders next week in hopes of getting the stalled Taliban peace process moving. Cameron ...

NATO Allies Vow to Standby Afghans Post-2014

NATO Allies Vow to Standby Afghans Post-2014

October 24, 2013

KABUL - Believing they have still work to do, NATO allies and ISAF partners on Wednesday said they would continue to stand by Afghanistan after the mission ends in December ...

10 Runners Shortlisted in 2014 Presidential Race

10 Runners Shortlisted  in 2014 Presidential Race

October 23, 2013

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (’IEC), officially releasing a preliminary list of presidential and provincial council candidates for next year’s elections, on Tuesday said only 10 among ...

India, Russia Conditionally Back Afghan Peace Talks

India, Russia  Conditionally  Back Afghan Peace Talks

October 23, 2013

MOSCOW/NEW DELHI - India and Russia on Monday said they supported the Afghanistan government's efforts to hold dialogue with the armed opposition forces if the guerrillas respected the ...

Afghanistan on Agenda as NATO Meeting Begins

Afghanistan on Agenda as NATO Meeting Begins

October 23, 2013

KABUL - Improving capabilities and progress in Afghanistan and NATO-Russia cooperation will top the agenda of a two-day NATO defense ministerial beginning Tuesday in ...

Kabul, Dushanbe Agree to Deeper Bilateral Ties

Kabul, Dushanbe Agree to Deeper Bilateral Ties

October 22, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai and his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon on Monday signed a joint statement, expressing their readiness to further develop bilateral relations between the ...

ISAF Withdraws 30% of its Cargo Through Azerbaijan

ISAF Withdraws  30% of its Cargo Through Azerbaijan

October 22, 2013

KABUL - According to APA, 30% of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) is being withdrawn from Afghanistan through ...

Graft A Key Issue for Next Afghan President: US Envoy

Graft A Key Issue for Next Afghan President: US Envoy

October 22, 2013

KABUL - Though tangible progress has been made in Afghanistan during the last decade, the problem of endemic corruption threatens its progress, a critical issue the next president has to deal ...

IEC Removes 8 Presidential Contenders from List

IEC Removes 8 Presidential Contenders from List

October 21, 2013

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) removed eight more potential presidential election runners from the contenders’ list, bringing down the total strength of the ...

Obama Stresses Inclusivity in Post-2014 Afghanistan

Obama Stresses Inclusivity in Post-2014  Afghanistan

October 21, 2013

KABUL - On Saturday night, U.S. President Barak Obama spoke at a White House press conference and emphasized the importance of Afghanistan having a government that serves the needs of all ethnicities ...

Public Must Not Be Silent on Taliban’s Crimes: Senators

Public Must Not Be Silent  on Taliban’s Crimes: Senators

October 21, 2013

KABUL - Nearly a week after Logar Governor Arsala Jamal was killed during an Eid prayer by an explosive device planted inside a Pul-e-Alam mosque's copy of the Qur'an, a number of Senators ...

IEC Fails to Release Candidate List on Time

IEC Fails to Release Candidate List on Time

October 20, 2013

KABUL -The self-imposed deadline for the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to publish the preliminary list of Presidential and Provincial Council candidates came and went on Saturday with no names ...

Political Situation in Afghanistan may affect TAPIPipeline Project: ADB

Political Situation in Afghanistan  may affect TAPIPipeline Project: ADB

October 20, 2013

KABUL - The Asian Development Bank has warned that political situation in Afghanistan may affect progress on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline ...

Replacements for Resigning MPs Introduced

Replacements for Resigning MPs Introduced

October 20, 2013

KABUL - The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs on Saturday introduced eight individuals to the Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the parliament to replace seven members standing down in the run up ...

Kerry, Karzai say Major Issues Resolved But Immunity Outstanding

Kerry, Karzai say Major Issues Resolved But Immunity Outstanding

October 13, 2013

KABUL - Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said on Saturday major issues over a bilateral security agreement had been resolved but the question of immunity ...

Jirga Seeks to Consolidate List of Presidential Candidates

Jirga Seeks to Consolidate List of Presidential Candidates

October 13, 2013

KABUL - A Jirga titled "Mutual Understanding Among Presidential Candidates" consisting 15 registered nominees convened on Sunday to discuss the consolidation of the candidate ...

UN Votes Final Mandate for Afghan Force

UN Votes Final Mandate for Afghan Force

October 12, 2013

KABUL - The UN Security Council on Thursday voted a final mandate for the US-led international military force in Afghanistan before it withdraws at the end of ...

US Cautiously Optimistic about Afghan Mission

US Cautiously Optimistic about Afghan Mission

October 12, 2013

WASHINGTON - A top Pentagon official on Thursday warned Al Qaeda’s safe havens in northeastern Afghanistan and the Afghan government’s limited capacity posed the biggest threat to ...

Kerry Meets Karzai in Kabul to Press for Security Deal

Kerry Meets Karzai in Kabul to Press for Security Deal

October 12, 2013

KABUL - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met President Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan on Friday to try to advance negotiations over a security pact that have stalled over two issues that have become ...

IEC Won’t Allow Meddling in Elections: Hotaki

IEC Won’t Allow Meddling in  Elections: Hotaki

October 12, 2013

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday insisted it would allow no foreign and local group or individual to interfere in the election ...

Afghanistan is Not Ready for NATO Troops Pullout: Russia

Afghanistan is Not Ready for NATO Troops  Pullout: Russia

October 10, 2013

KABUL - Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, in an interview with Russia Today Television on Tuesday said that the situation in Afghanistan clearly indicates that Afghan security ...

Jirga Moves to Cut Presidential Runners’ Number

Jirga Moves  to Cut Presidential Runners’ Number

October 10, 2013

KABUL - A 14-member Jirga, including key former jihadi leaders, tribal elders and other influential figures, has been constituted to make efforts at reducing the number of ...