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Interior Ministry Issues New Directives for Police

Interior Ministry Issues  New Directives for Police

December 29, 2018

KABUL - The ministry has assigned its department of media and general directorates of intelligence and investigation to ensure that the new guideline is implemented...

Khalid, Saleh Appointed Against Constitution: Experts

Khalid, Saleh Appointed  Against Constitution: Experts

December 29, 2018

KABUL - Analysts view the appointment of two political parties’ chiefs as ministers of two major security institutions as ‘against the law’ and also ...

‘Afghan Government Aware of Iran’s Communication with Taliban’

‘Afghan Government Aware  of Iran’s Communication with Taliban’

December 29, 2018

KABUL - Iran's talks with the Taliban have taken place with the knowledge of the Afghan government, a media report on Thursday quoted the spokesman of the Iranian ...

Kabul Hosts Mehrgan International Film Festival

Kabul Hosts Mehrgan  International Film Festival

December 29, 2018

KABUL - The fourth Mehrgan International Film Festival opened in Kabul, where Afghan government officials and prominent personalities from the cinema industry called ...

Time for Afghans to Jointly Push for Peace: Abdullah

Time for Afghans to Jointly Push for Peace: Abdullah

December 29, 2018

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday asked the Taliban to end misfortunes the Afghans had been in since 1979...

HPC Suspends its Provincial Offices in All Provinces

HPC Suspends its Provincial Offices in All Provinces

December 27, 2018

KABUL - Amid intensified peace efforts, Afghanistan’s High Peace Council (HPC) has suspended its provincial offices across the country. ..

Turkey Extends Military Presence in Afghanistan

Turkey Extends  Military Presence in Afghanistan

December 27, 2018

ANKARA - Turkish parliament has approved a motion to extend the country's troops deployment in Afghanistan for another two years, Anadolu News Agency said...

Iranian National Security Council Secretary in Kabul for Talks

Iranian National Security Council Secretary in Kabul for Talks

December 27, 2018

KABUL - Iranian Leader’s envoy Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani has arrived in the Afghan capital Kabul this morning for a one-day state visit, according to a media report...

IEC to Delay Presidential Elections

IEC to Delay  Presidential Elections

December 27, 2018

An IEC official said the decision has been made to bring more reforms to the electoral body.
KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) ...

Afghan Forces to Focus on Insecure Regions in Winter

Afghan Forces to Focus  on Insecure Regions in Winter

December 27, 2018

KABUL - Ministry of Interior says Taliban has suffered heavy losses in Afghan forces operations in the past three months. 
According to the ministry, Baghlan, Jawzjan, Faryab ...

Fiber Optic Network Project to Be Completed in 7 Months

Fiber Optic Network Project to Be Completed in 7 Months

December 27, 2018

SEOUL - South Korean officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday on a project meant to modernize North Korea’s railways and roads to connect them with the South...

Taliban Behind Kabul Attack : Abdullah Abdullah

Taliban Behind  Kabul Attack : Abdullah Abdullah

December 26, 2018

Abdullah says Taliban is a group which does not have “the courage” of face-to-face talks but it has “the cruelty” of conducting terror acts...

US Envoy to Brief Indian Leaders on Talks with Taliban

US Envoy to Brief  Indian Leaders on Talks with Taliban

December 26, 2018

KABUL - America’s special envoy for reconciliation in Afghanistan will update Indian officials on talks with the Taliban and the future of Delhi-Washington partnership...

China, Pakistan Discuss ‘New Changes’ in Afghanistan Situation

China, Pakistan Discuss ‘New  Changes’ in Afghanistan Situation

December 26, 2018

BEIJING - China’s Foreign Ministry says Chinese and Pakistani officials had a “deep discussion about new changes to the situation in Afghanistan”...

Peace Talks Can Succeed if Afghans Are Involved: Karzai

Peace Talks Can Succeed  if Afghans Are Involved: Karzai

December 26, 2018

KABUL - Former President Hamid Karzai says the United States’ efforts for Afghan peace will be fruitful only when Afghans are involved in the process and regional ...

Iran, Afghanistan, India Sign MoU for Chabahar Port Agreement

Iran, Afghanistan, India  Sign MoU for Chabahar  Port Agreement

December 26, 2018

Tehran - At the first meeting of the Chabahar executive committee, the Memorandum of Understanding on the operation of Chabahar port agreement was signed by the representatives ...

Many Girls in Balkh Districts Forced to Quit School Early

Many Girls in Balkh Districts  Forced to Quit School Early

December 26, 2018

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - The provincial Women’s Affairs Department says it considers restrictions on girls to get education a worst form of violence against women...

Mission for Troops in Afghanistan Continues as Planned: Gen. Dunford

Mission for Troops in Afghanistan  Continues as Planned: Gen. Dunford

December 26, 2018

KABUL - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Military Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford has said that the mission for the U.S. troops in Afghanistan continues...

Qureshi Had ‘Productive Meetings’ with Afghan Leaders

Qureshi Had  ‘Productive Meetings’  with Afghan Leaders

December 25, 2018

KABUL - Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Qureshi says the Afghan peace process is making positive headway.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi ...

Ghani Orders Authorities to Draft Strategy for the Process of Marble and Alabaster

Ghani Orders Authorities to Draft Strategy for the Process of Marble and Alabaster

December 25, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has ordered the relevant authorities to draft a clear strategy for the process of Marble and Alabaster, the Office of the President ...

Rabbani, Qureshi Discuss Renewed Peace Push

Rabbani, Qureshi Discuss Renewed Peace Push

December 25, 2018

KABUL - Pakistan’s foreign minister on Monday said a stable Afghanistan was in the best interest of his country and reiterated, promising sustained efforts for stabilising ...

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...