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Danish Admits Govt Fails to Develop Culture

Danish Admits Govt  Fails to Develop Culture

June 26, 2018

KABUL - Second vice-president Sarwar Danish on Monday said cultural activities in Afghanistan remained sidelined and admitted the government did not discharge its ...

Terrorists Not Able to Break Religions Unity in Afghanistan: Iran FM

Terrorists Not Able to Break Religions Unity in Afghanistan: Iran FM

June 26, 2018

TEHRAN - Terrorists and their supporters cannot break the religious unity of Afghanistan, said the spokesman for Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday regarding the assassination ...

List of Prospective Candidates in 3 Days: IEC

List of Prospective  Candidates in 3 Days: IEC

June 26, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday said it would announce the list of prospective candidates in the upcoming Wolesi Jirga and district council elections ...

US Soldiers Heading to Afghanistan Given Tearful Sendoff

US Soldiers Heading to  Afghanistan Given Tearful Sendoff

June 26, 2018

KABUL - As soldiers of an army reserve unit from the US state of Georgia headed to Afghanistan, families and relatives gave them a tearful sendoff, a TV channel reported...

Over 40pc Children in Badakhshan Malnourished

Over 40pc Children in  Badakhshan Malnourished

June 26, 2018

FAIZABAD - The World Food Program (WFP) has suspended its malnutrition program in northeastern Badakhshan province, where over 40 percent children under five years ...

Trump Administration Backs Afghan Peace Negotiations

Trump Administration Backs Afghan Peace Negotiations

June 25, 2018

KABUL - The Trump administration has voiced its willingness of work with the Afghan government and the Taliban to reach a peace agreement and political settlement...

Nicholson Hopes Pakistan to do ‘Maximum’ for Afghan Peace

Nicholson Hopes Pakistan to do ‘Maximum’ for Afghan Peace

June 25, 2018

JALALABAD - NATO and US Forces commander in Afghanistan Gen. Nicholson hopes Pakistan would do all it could to restore peace and stability in Afghanistan...

IEC to Hire Experts to Help with Presidential Elections

IEC to Hire Experts to Help with Presidential Elections

June 25, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) on Sunday said it plans to hire six experts to oversee preparations for next year’s presidential elections...

Taliban Continues to Fight Afghan Forces despite Government Ceasefire

Taliban Continues to Fight Afghan Forces despite Government Ceasefire

June 25, 2018

KABUL - Despite Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani's decision of extending the ceasefire by ten days, the Taliban continues to fight the Afghan government forces...

Govt Set Week-Long Deadline over Ghazni IEC Office

Govt Set Week-Long Deadline  over Ghazni IEC Office

June 25, 2018

KABUL - Civil society activists and residents of southern Ghazni province on Sunday demanded reopening of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) branch and warned ...

Hundreds of Helmand Residents Rally for Peace Parleys

Hundreds of Helmand  Residents Rally for Peace Parleys

June 25, 2018

LASHKARGAH - Hundreds of tribal elders, religious scholars and youth on Sunday staged a rally in southern Helmand province, urging negotiations between the ...

Ghani, Pence Talk Eid Ceasefire & Parliamentary Elections

Ghani, Pence Talk Eid Ceasefire & Parliamentary Elections

June 23, 2018

KABUL/WASHINGTON - US Vice-President Mike Pence and President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday discussed the security situation in Afghanistan, including the Eid ceasefire. . .

Over 5 Million Afghan Refugees Return Home in 16 Years, UN Report

Over 5 Million Afghan  Refugees Return Home in  16 Years, UN Report

June 21, 2018

WASHINGOTN - According to a UNHCR statement released on Wednesday, over 5 million Afghan refugees have returned to their militancy-plagued country over the past 16 years...

Ghani Invites Taliban Supreme Leader for Direct Talks

Ghani Invites Taliban Supreme Leader for Direct Talks

June 21, 2018

KABUL - Welcoming peace activists from southern Helmand province upon arriving in Kabul, President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday invited the Taliban supreme leader, Mullah Haibatullah ...

China, Russia Back President Ghani’s Peace Moves

China, Russia Back President  Ghani’s Peace Moves

June 21, 2018

KABUL - Beijing and Moscow have welcomed President Ashraf Ghani’s recent initiatives to promote peace in his war-torn country...

Hakimi, Mari Skare Discuss Preparation for Upcoming Geneva Conference

Hakimi, Mari Skare Discuss  Preparation for Upcoming  Geneva Conference

June 21, 2018

KABUL - Finance Minister EklilHakimi has held a meeting with the Ambassador of Norway Mari Skare and discussed issue to mutual interest and Oslo’s cooperation with Afghanistan ...

CEO Abdullah to Attend Tajikistan Water Conference

CEO Abdullah to Attend  Tajikistan Water Conference

June 20, 2018

DUSHANBE - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah is expected to meet the presidents of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Pakistan on the sidelines of an international ...

Atmar Leaves for Pakistan with High-Ranking Delegation

Atmar Leaves for Pakistan  with High-Ranking Delegation

June 20, 2018

KABUL  - No details have yet been released on who the national security adviser will meet while in Islamabad.
Mohammad Hanif Atmar, the National Security...

China-South Asia Forum will contribute to Recognizing Challenges

China-South Asia  Forum will contribute to Recognizing Challenges

June 20, 2018

Yunnan (Outlook Afghanistan) – Regional integration plays a vital role in creating an environment to attract trade and investment which will lead to sustainable growth ...

After Afghan Ceasefire Gamble, Prospects Rise for U.S.-Taliban Talks

After Afghan Ceasefire Gamble,  Prospects Rise for U.S.-Taliban Talks

June 20, 2018

KABUL/WASHINGTON - - Prospects have risen for negotiations between the Taliban and the United States after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called a ceasefire and allowed ...

Ex-FIFA President Sepp Blatter to be guest of Vladimir Putin at World Cup

Ex-FIFA President Sepp  Blatter to be guest of Vladimir Putin at World Cup

June 20, 2018

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to host disgraced ex-FIFA President Sepp Blatter for two games during the World Cup. Blatter will be in attendance ...

Colombia Opens World Cup with Damaging Loss to Japan after Early Red Card

Colombia Opens World Cup with Damaging Loss to Japan after Early Red Card

June 20, 2018

MOSCOW - Colombia’s 2018 World Cup got off to just about the worst possible start on Tuesday in a 2-1 loss to Japan.
The Colombians, widely considered ...

Afghanistan Participates as a Theme Country in China-South Asia Expo

Afghanistan  Participates  as a Theme Country  in China-South Asia Expo

June 19, 2018

KUNMING, (Outlook) – Afghan and Chinese leaders called for economic cooperation, common prosperity and people-to-people exchanges in the opening ceremony of the fifth China-South Asia ...

Taliban, Roaming Afghan Cities amid Eid Euphoria, Say Ceasefire Ends at Midnight

Taliban, Roaming Afghan  Cities amid Eid Euphoria, Say Ceasefire Ends at Midnight

June 18, 2018

KABUL - Taliban militants headed into cities across Afghanistan on Sunday as they celebrated their Eid ceasefire with feasts and selfies, raising questions about what happens when ...

Key Government Minister Resigns

Key Government  Minister Resigns

June 14, 2018

KABUL - Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi says at least 500 projects were implemented by the ministry during his time.  
Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi ...

Kabul Upbeat about Afghan Pakistan Action Plan

Kabul Upbeat about  Afghan Pakistan Action Plan

June 14, 2018

KABUL - The Afghan government says they hope the tension between the two countries will decrease when the action plan is implemented.
Afghan government leaders are ...

Karzai ‘Open’ to Running Again for President

Karzai ‘Open’ to Running Again for President

June 14, 2018

KABUL - A legal expert says there is a lack of clarity in the constitution on how many terms a president can serve.
While Afghanistan’s constitution ...

Very Few Willing to Run for District Council Elections

Very Few Willing  to Run for District  Council Elections

June 14, 2018

KABUL - In total there are 2,800 district council seats to be filled but only 3,058 candidates have registered.
The Independent Election Commission ...

War Crimes Convicts Should Not be Allowed to Stand for Elections: AIHRC

War Crimes Convicts Should Not  be Allowed to Stand for Elections: AIHRC

June 14, 2018

KABUL - Dr. Sima Samar, the head of Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said Wednesday that the human rights violators and war criminals ...

Watchdogs Concerned about Child Labor Problem

Watchdogs Concerned  about Child Labor Problem

June 14, 2018

KABUL - Reports indicate that in Afghanistan at least 1.9 million children work to help support their families.
Tuesday, June 12, is World ...

Ghani Meets Pakistan’s Army Chief in Kabul

Ghani Meets Pakistan’s  Army Chief in Kabul

June 13, 2018

KABUL - The president’s office said Ghani and Bajwa discussed a number of issues including the fight against terrorism and the peace process. . .

ANSF in Defensive Mode as Ceasefire Kicks in

ANSF in Defensive Mode as Ceasefire Kicks in

June 13, 2018

KABUL - Government’s ceasefire comes into effect following a sharp rise in violence across the country in the past two months. 
As government’s ceasefire ...

NATO Chief Sees Taliban’s Ceasefire as a Positive Move

NATO Chief Sees  Taliban’s Ceasefire as a Positive Move

June 13, 2018

KABUL - Jens Stoltenberg also urged the insurgent group to fully respect the ceasefire in the hope it will lead to peace.
NATO Secretary General ...

Political Parties Threaten Protests if Election System Not Changed

Political Parties Threaten Protests if Election System Not Changed

June 13, 2018

KABUL - Political parties on Tuesday reiterated their demand for change in the election system and warned of establishing protesting tents in front of the Independent ...

NATO to Provide 50 Helicopters to Afghan Air Force: Ghani

NATO to Provide 50 Helicopters  to Afghan Air Force: Ghani

June 13, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has said the NATO Resolute Support (RS) mission would soon deliver 50 helicopters to the Afghanistan air force...