Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Trump Discussing Possible Visit to Troops in Iraq or Afghanistan

Trump Discussing Possible Visit  to Troops in Iraq or Afghanistan

November 21, 2018

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has begun telling advisers that he may visit troops in a combat zone for the first time in his presidency, as he has come under ...

UN: Afghan Opium Cultivation Down 20 Percent

UN: Afghan  Opium Cultivation  Down 20 Percent

November 21, 2018

KABUL - A new United Nations survey finds that opium cultivation in Afghanistan has decreased by 20 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year, citing ...

Consultative Peace Board Not in Parallel to HPC: Ghani

Consultative Peace Board Not in Parallel to HPC: Ghani

November 19, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said met with High Peace Council (HPC) members as part his consultative meetings on the peace process, a statement from ...

Khalilzad ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Peace Talks

Khalilzad ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Peace Talks

November 19, 2018

KABUL - The special envoy addressed journalists in Kabul after holding a marathon three-day talks session with the Taliban in Qatar...

‘Uzbekistan Desires Trilateral Trade Commission with Pakistan, Afghanistan’

 ‘Uzbekistan Desires Trilateral Trade Commission with Pakistan, Afghanistan’

November 19, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Ambassador of Uzbekistan Furqat Sidikov said that his country desired a trilateral trade commission comprising Pakistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan to ...

China, Iran to Cooperate on Resolving Afghan Problems

China, Iran to Cooperate on Resolving Afghan Problems

November 19, 2018

Beijing - A Chinese media reported that contrary to American actions in Afghanistan and the country's failed military strategy, China, Iran and some other countries ...

Militants Driven out of Some Villages in Jaghori, Malistan: MoD

Militants Driven out of Some  Villages in Jaghori, Malistan: MoD

November 19, 2018

KABUL - Military operations in the Jaghori and Malistan districts of southern Ghazni have been going on with security forces making advancement by clearing ...

Taliban Shadow District Chief Among 20 Killed in Kandahar Raid

Taliban Shadow District Chief Among 20 Killed in Kandahar Raid

November 19, 2018

KANDAHAR CITY - At least 20 Taliban insurgents including a shadow district chief have been killed and 11 others wounded during operation in Maiwand district of southern ...

Xi Urges Higher-Level Asia-Pacific Cooperation as Mankind at Historical Crossroads

Xi Urges Higher-Level Asia-Pacific Cooperation  as Mankind at Historical Crossroads

November 19, 2018

PORT MORESBY - Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies to bring their cooperation to a higher level based on ...

Role of Youth in Peace Talks Needs to be ‘Significant’

Role of Youth in  Peace Talks Needs  to be ‘Significant’

November 18, 2018

KABUL - The president said at a meeting on Saturday that the Afghan youth needs to participate as talks would have a wide-ranging effect on their future...

Karzai Sees Moscow Summit as a First Step Towards Peace

Karzai Sees Moscow Summit as a First Step Towards Peace

November 18, 2018

KABUL - Former president Hamid Karzai says Moscow meeting – which was held on November 9 – was the first and correct step taken for bringing about peace and ...

Ghazni Displaced Families Call for Govt’s Help

Ghazni Displaced Families Call for Govt’s Help

November 18, 2018

KABUL - Dozens of displaced families, including women and children, who have fled the conflicts in Ghani’s Jaghori and Malistan districts are in Kabul where ...

MoE Plans to Recruit 30,000 Female Teachers in Coming 5 Years

MoE Plans to Recruit 30,000 Female Teachers in Coming 5 Years

November 18, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry of Education (MoE) will recruit 30,000 female teachers within five year (till the year 1400), to increase the presence of women in the field ...

Concerns Raised Over Growing Number of Female Addicts in Kandahar

Concerns Raised Over Growing  Number of Female Addicts in Kandahar

November 18, 2018

KANDAHAR - Kandahar officials have raised concern over the increasing number of female drug addicts in the province.
According to local officials ...

U.S. Peace Envoy Seeks to Reassure Kabul it won’t be Blocked from Talks

U.S. Peace Envoy Seeks  to Reassure Kabul it won’t  be Blocked from Talks

November 17, 2018

KABUL - The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan is trying to reassure the U.S.-backed government in Kabul that it will not be shut out of a peace process with the Taliban ...

Politicians Warn Govt Against Delaying Elections

Politicians Warn Govt Against Delaying Elections

November 17, 2018

KABUL - In response to reports that Washington was pushing Afghanistan to postpone presidential elections next year, officials from some of Afghanistan ...

Pakistan Needs to Do More in Fight Against Terrorism: US

Pakistan Needs to Do More in Fight Against Terrorism: US

November 17, 2018

WASHINGTON - Pakistan needs to do more in its fight against terrorism, the Trump Administration told lawmakers on Wednesday adding that its expectations now ...

Any Step Regarding Peace to be Based on Consultation: Ghani

Any Step Regarding Peace  to be Based on Consultation: Ghani

November 17, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said any step to be taken towards peace in Afghanistan would be based on consultation.
A statement from the Presidential ...

Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations Face Another Test

Pakistan-Afghanistan  Relations Face Another Test

November 17, 2018

KARACHI - Pakistan and Afghanistan appear to have been locked in a renewed diplomatic row, following the killing of a Pakistani police officer on Afghan soil...

Our Electoral Ticket to be Formed Soon: Hekmatyar

Our Electoral Ticket to be  Formed Soon: Hekmatyar

November 17, 2018

KABUL - Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar on Thursday said his party had reached agreement with 27 other political parties on throwing their ...

Washington Reacts Amid Rumbles of Political Shakeup

Washington Reacts  Amid Rumbles of Political Shakeup

November 15, 2018

WASHINGTON - The US department of state’s spokesperson said if there are any changes to the election date it would be at the discretion of the Afghan government ...

UN Paints Grim Picture of Ghazni Situation

UN Paints Grim  Picture of Ghazni  Situation

November 15, 2018

KABUL - United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Wednesday that the situation in Jaghori and Malistan in Ghazni province is ...

Kabul, Islamabad Need to Adopt Policy of Understanding’

Kabul, Islamabad  Need to Adopt Policy  of Understanding’

November 15, 2018

KABUL - Parliamentary Affairs Minister Farooq Wardak has stressed that Afghanistan and Pakistan need to adopt the policy of conciliation instead of confrontation...

USAID Helps to Unlock Capital for Small Businesses

USAID Helps to Unlock  Capital for Small Businesses

November 15, 2018

KABUL - In an effort to increase access to credit for business owners, USAID Afghanistan signed a seven-year, $15 million USAID Development Credit Authority ....

IDPs Say Jaghori, Malistan People in Urgent Need of Help

IDPs Say Jaghori, Malistan  People in Urgent Need of Help

November 15, 2018

 GHAZNI - Anumber of people from Jaghori and Malistan districts of Ghazni province, who were forced to flee their homes due to recent clashes in their areas, said people still ...

Afghan Govt Rejects Delay in April 2019 Presidential Elections

Afghan Govt Rejects Delay in April 2019 Presidential Elections

November 14, 2018

KABUL - Presidential spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri said in his twitter account that continuity in a democratic process was a must. “Any other proposal than the will ...

Ghani Expresses Optimism Over Possible Peace Deal with Taliban

Ghani Expresses Optimism Over Possible Peace Deal with Taliban

November 14, 2018

KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani voiced confidence Monday on reaching a peace deal to end the Taliban insurgency -- but warned Pakistan's alleged meddling risked ...

Russia, U.S. May Discuss Reconciliation in Afghanistan: Russian Senior Diplomat

Russia, U.S. May Discuss Reconciliation in Afghanistan: Russian Senior Diplomat

November 14, 2018

MOSCOW - U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad could visit Moscow in early December to discuss bringing a durable peace to Afghanistan ...

TAPI and TAP Projects Discussed in Afghanistan

TAPI and TAP Projects  Discussed in Afghanistan

November 14, 2018

KABUL -  Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline (TAPI) and Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) power transmission line and railway initiated by the Turkmen ...

HPC Says Khalilzad Has Six Months to Broker Peace

HPC Says Khalilzad Has Six Months to Broker Peace

November 14, 2018

KABUL - The head of the High Peace Council (HPC) delegation, which attended last week’s Moscow meeting on Afghanistan’s peace, says Washington has given ...

Saddened Families, Friends of Kabul Bombing Victims Demand Lasting Peace

Saddened Families, Friends of Kabul Bombing Victims Demand Lasting Peace

November 14, 2018

KABUL - Hundreds bareheaded people, including family members and friends have, carried the bodies of those killed in Monday blast in capital Kabul to their graves ...

Hundreds Protest in Kabul Over Ghazni, Uruzgan Insecurity

Hundreds Protest  in Kabul Over Ghazni,  Uruzgan Insecurity

November 12, 2018

KABUL - Kabul residents from the western part of the city started marching late Sunday night to the Presidential Palace and as they progressed their numbers swelled. . .

FEFA Wants Witnesses Present at Vote Recounts

FEFA Wants Witnesses Present at Vote Recounts

November 12, 2018

KABUL - Electoral Watchdog Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) has welcomed a recount of votes from some polling stations, but stresses ...

Trump Discusses Situation in Syria, Saudi, Afghan with World Leaders

Trump Discusses Situation in  Syria, Saudi, Afghan with World Leaders

November 12, 2018

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump discussed a host of issues -- including Syria, trade, the situation in Saudi Arabia, sanctions, Afghanistan, China and North Korea ...

US Special Adviser to Afghanistan Plans Moscow Trip as Taliban Gains Ground – Kremlin

US Special Adviser to Afghanistan Plans  Moscow Trip as Taliban Gains Ground – Kremlin

November 12, 2018

KABUL - After years of struggle against the Taliban in Afghanistan, US special advisor Zalmay Khalilzad is planning to visit Russia to discuss a peace settlement . . .