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Government is the Only Authorized Institution to Negotiate Peace Deal

Government is the Only Authorized Institution to Negotiate Peace Deal

December 18, 2018

KABUL - The Chief Executive of the National Unity Government Abdullah Abdullah has said the Afghan government is the only institution which is the authority to negotiate ...

IEC Wraps up Recounting of Kabul Votes

IEC Wraps up  Recounting of Kabul Votes

December 18, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday said the election management body has wrapped up the recounting process of votes for Kabul province and IEC staff is now processing ...

Modern Agricultural Lab Complex Established in Kabul

Modern  Agricultural  Lab Complex  Established  in Kabul

December 18, 2018

KABUL - For the first time, a big and standard laboratory for testing agricultural products and identifying plant diseases and pests has been established in Badam Bagh area in Kabul ...

Modern Banking System Improved in Afghanistan

Modern Banking System  Improved in Afghanistan

December 18, 2018

KABUL - Officials from Afghanistan Banks Association said modern banking system has made a dramatic improvement in recent years as according to them more customers ...

Trump to Review Case of Soldier Charged with Murdering Afghan

Trump to Review Case of Soldier Charged with Murdering Afghan

December 18, 2018

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will review the case of a soldier charged with premeditated murder for killing an alleged bomb-maker ...

Wolesi Jirga Poll Results from 4 More Provinces Unveiled

Wolesi Jirga Poll Results from  4 More Provinces Unveiled

December 18, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday announced results of the October 21-22 Wolesi Jirga elections from Kunduz, Herat, Helmand and Kandahar provinces...

Afghanistan, China Vow to Enhance Cooperation, Combat Terrorism

Afghanistan, China Vow to Enhance Cooperation, Combat Terrorism

December 17, 2018

KABUL - Wang said the Chinese side is willing to work with the Afghan side to implement the consensus reached by leaders of the two countries, and push forward the bilateral ...

China Pledges to Help Afghanistan and Pakistan Bridge Divisions

China Pledges to Help  Afghanistan and Pakistan Bridge Divisions

December 16, 2018

KABUL - China pledged to help Afghanistan and Pakistan overcome longstanding suspicions, as officials from the three nations met on Saturday in the latest round ...

US Hails Pakistan’s Role in Fostering Afghan Peace Talks

US Hails Pakistan’s Role in Fostering Afghan Peace Talks

December 16, 2018

KABUL - The United States on Saturday said it welcomed any actions by the Pakistani government to promote greater cooperation in South Asia, including fostering ...

Key Taliban, Daesh Figures Killed in Air Raids

Key Taliban, Daesh Figures Killed in Air Raids

December 16, 2018

JALALBAD/KABUL - Security officials on Saturday claimed several militants had been killed, including key Daesh and Taliban figures in eastern Nangarhar and Kunar provinces...

US War Veterans Send Afghan Children Backpacks

US War Veterans Send Afghan Children Backpacks

December 16, 2018

KABUL - US veterans are sending a thousand backpacks, containing toys and scholastic materials to kids in Afghanistan’s combat zone, reports WJLA, an ABC affiliate...

Dostum Asked to Support Ghani Team in Presidential Elections

Dostum  Asked to Support Ghani Team in Presidential  Elections

December 16, 2018

The National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan led by the First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, said that President Ashraf Ghani has requested Dostum to once again ...

CEO Urges Soon Implementation of Afghanistan Commitments to WTO

CEO Urges Soon  Implementation of  Afghanistan  Commitments to WTO

December 16, 2018

KABUL - Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah chaired an extraordinary meeting to assess the main challenges ahead of the implementation of Afghanistan commitments ...

US Must Take ‘Patient Approach’ in Afghanistan: Mcchrystal

US Must Take ‘Patient Approach’ in Afghanistan: Mcchrystal

December 16, 2018

WASHINGOTN - Stanley McChrystal says the solution in Afghanistan is a longterm development of the nation.
Retired four-star general Stanley McChrystal on Friday ...

Afghanistan Opens New Trade Route with Aim of Building Link to Europe

Afghanistan Opens  New Trade Route with Aim  of Building Link to Europe

December 15, 2018

HERAT - Afghanistan on Thursday opened a new international trade route aimed at establishing direct access to Central Asian and Europe as it seeks to build up an economy ...

Ambassador Khalilzad Meets Stoltenberg in Brussels

Ambassador Khalilzad Meets Stoltenberg in Brussels

December 15, 2018

KABUL - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg met US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad in Brussels on Thursday...

EU Ready to Help Afghans Achieve Peace: Envoy

EU Ready  to Help Afghans Achieve Peace: Envoy

December 15, 2018

KABUL - The European Union on Thursday it was ready to help Afghanistan achieve peace and stability.
EU ambassador in Kabul Pierre Mayaudon made...

No Peace Deal Against People’s will, Pledges Ghani

No Peace Deal Against  People’s will, Pledges Ghani

December 15, 2018

KABUL - At meetings with representatives of different ethnic groups in Herat City on Thursday evening, the president called peace a divine command that was a necessity . . .

Work Underway on Proposal for 5-Nation Railway Line

Work Underway on Proposal  for 5-Nation Railway Line

December 15, 2018

PESHAWAR - Uzbekistan says it has initiated work on a proposal for laying a railway connecting Uzbekistan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. . .

US Green Beret Charged with Murder of Man in Afghanistan

US Green Beret Charged with Murder of Man in Afghanistan

December 15, 2018

KABUL - A US military spokesman on Thursday said that a US Army Green Beret has been charged with the murder of an Afghan man during his 2010 deployment to Afghanistan...

Pakistan, Uzbekistan Can Boost Volume by Direct Trade Via Afghan Border

Pakistan, Uzbekistan Can Boost  Volume by Direct Trade Via Afghan Border

December 15, 2018

ISLAMABAD - The bilateral trade volume between Pakistan and Uzbekistan could be increased by direct trade through the Afghanistan border, said Federal Minister for National ...

Security Council Welcomes Outcome of Geneva Conference on Afghanistan

Security Council Welcomes Outcome of Geneva  Conference on Afghanistan

December 12, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - The Nov. 27-28 conference, co-hosted by Afghanistan and the United Nations, adopted the Geneva Mutual Accountability Framework (GMAF), aimed at guiding ...

Contract Signed on Irrigation Canal for the North

Contract Signed on  Irrigation Canal for the North

December 12, 2018

KABUL - According to the ministry, the Khosh Tepa canal is one of the largest in the country and that it will include Jawzjan, Balkh and Kunduz provinces and will ...

Political Party Stresses National Consensus for Peace

Political Party Stresses National Consensus for Peace

December 12, 2018

KABUL - Amid an escalation in peace efforts by the Afghan government and the international community, Mehwar-e Mardom-e Afghanistan, “Axis of Afghanistan . . .

Our View on Afghanistan Stands Vindicated: Janjua

Our View on Afghanistan Stands Vindicated: Janjua

December 12, 2018

PESHAWAR - Pakistan stoutly supports dialogue between the Afghan government and Taliban and remains ready to help efforts for peace in the neighbouring country, says a senior ...

Health Situation in Afghanistan Deteriorating: MSF

Health Situation in  Afghanistan Deteriorating: MSF

December 12, 2018

KABUL - The public health situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate, says an international humanitarian organisation.
The head of Medecins Sans Frontieres ...

First Export Shipment Set for Lapis Lazuli Route

First Export Shipment Set  for Lapis Lazuli Route

December 12, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoF) on Tuesday said Afghanistan is preparing to export the first shipment of products through the Lapis Lazuli Transit . . .

IWA, MEC Corruption Surveys Rejected as ‘Incomplete’

IWA, MEC Corruption Surveys  Rejected as ‘Incomplete’

December 12, 2018

KABUL - The Supreme Court and two ministries on Tuesday rejected as ‘baseless’ recent reports about corruption and bribery of the Integrity Watch Afghanistan ...

Peace Process will Not Delay Presidential Elections: CEO

Peace Process will  Not Delay Presidential Elections: CEO

December 12, 2018

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Unity Government Abdullah Abdullah addressing a gathering at Sapedar Palace in Kabul said the 2019 presidential . . .

UN Renews Call to Protect Human Rights in Afghanistan

UN Renews Call to  Protect Human Rights in Afghanistan

December 12, 2018

KABUL - Marking International Human Rights Day, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday renewed its call to protect and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms in Afghanistan...

Violence Against Women 38pc Down in Afghanistan

Violence Against Women 38pc Down in Afghanistan

December 12, 2018

KABUL - Violence against women declined by 38 percent this year compared to the previous year, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs said on Tuesday, at the conclusion ...

US, Uzbekistan Agree on Political Settlement of Afghan Conflict

US, Uzbekistan Agree on Political Settlement of Afghan Conflict

December 12, 2018

KABUL - US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has held a meeting with Uzbekistan . . .

US Diplomat Accuses Pakistan of ‘Harboring’ Terrorists

US Diplomat Accuses Pakistan of ‘Harboring’ Terrorists

December 12, 2018

KABUL - Outgoing American ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has accused Pakistan of harboring terrorists, asking Washington not give to Islamabad “even a dollar” until the country ...

Moscow, Delhi Talk Militant Threat from Afghanistan

Moscow, Delhi Talk Militant  Threat from Afghanistan

December 12, 2018

KABUL - Moscow and New Delhi are mulling over creating a joint mechanism to counter mounting threats from militant groups in Afghanistan, an Indian newspaper ...

India Should Help End Afghan War: Pakistan FM

India Should Help End  Afghan War: Pakistan FM

December 12, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Regional countries, including India, need to play their role facilitating a negotiated end to the 17-year-old war in Afghanistan, Pakistan’s foreign ...