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US Commends Qatar’s Support for Afghan Truce

US Commends  Qatar’s Support for  Afghan Truce

July 26, 2018

KABUL - The Trump administration has commended Qatar's role in laying the foundation for the peace process in Afghanistan.
State Department spokesperson ...

‘Cautious Optimism’ Afghanistan Strategy Working: US General

‘Cautious Optimism’ Afghanistan Strategy Working: US General

July 25, 2018

KABUL - The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East believes there is reason for “cautious optimism” that the Trump administration’s South Asia Strategy ...

Afghanistan wins Gold, Bronze Medals in Korea Open Int’l Taekwondo Championships

Afghanistan wins Gold,  Bronze Medals in Korea Open Int’l Taekwondo Championships

July 25, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan won two Gold and two Bronze medals during the Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships.
The Afghanistan Taekwondo Federation officials ...

Drug Addicts’ Population Reaches 50,000 in Baghlan

Drug Addicts’ Population Reaches 50,000 in Baghlan

July 25, 2018

PUL-I-KHUMRI - The number of drug addicts has reached around 50,000 and is increasing with each passing day in northern Baghlan province, an official said Tuesday...

NSA Expected to Finalize Joint Action Plan

NSA Expected to Finalize Joint Action Plan

July 25, 2018

KABUL - National security advisors from the US, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan are meeting to discuss the war on terror and peace. ...

Operations in Af-Pak Border Areas to be Coordinated

Operations in  Af-Pak Border Areas  to be Coordinated

July 25, 2018

PESHAWAR - Islamabad has promised efforts at enhanced coordination with Kabul as part of a renewed push to boost bilateral relations.
“It is an achievement as we ...

EU, UN to Build Houses for 3,000 Nangarhar Families

EU, UN to Build  Houses for 3,000  Nangarhar Families

July 25, 2018

JALALABAD - The European Union and the United National are building residential houses for 3,000 deserving families at a cost of $32 in eastern Nangarhar province, an official ...

Saudi to Help Afghanistan Forge Peace: Ghani

Saudi to Help Afghanistan Forge Peace: Ghani

July 24, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Monday said Saudi Arabia emerged as Afghanistan’s strategic partner in the peace process, urging Riyadh’s cooperation in ensuring ...

Dostum Stresses Political Settlement of Ongoing Conflict

Dostum Stresses Political  Settlement of Ongoing Conflict

July 24, 2018

KABUL - First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum has asked the Taliban to accept the government reconciliation offer send their specific peace plans to the government ...

Afghan Traders Sign US$68 Million Worth of Deals during Trade Mission

Afghan Traders Sign US$68 Million  Worth of Deals during Trade Mission

July 24, 2018

NEW DELHI - Afghan traders signed US$68 million worth of deals for high-value agricultural products, such as pomegranates, saffron, apples, apricots, melons, grapes, nuts, and ...

Pak-Afghan Working Groups Hold Inaugural Meetings

Pak-Afghan  Working Groups Hold  Inaugural Meetings

July 24, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Afghanistan and Pakistan Sunday held inaugural meetings of the five Working Groups (WGs) under the Afghanistan and Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity ...

Do More for Durable Political Settlement in Afghanistan, Gen. Votel to Pakistan

Do More for Durable Political Settlement in Afghanistan, Gen. Votel to Pakistan

July 24, 2018

KABUL - Commander of the United State Central Command (CENTCOM) Gen. Joseph Votel on Monday asked Pakistan to do more in Afghan peace process as Islamabad’s role ...

Govt Asks IEC to Announce Presidential Election Date

Govt Asks IEC to Announce  Presidential Election Date

July 24, 2018

KABUL - A meeting was held between the president, foreign stakeholders and the IEC on next year’s presidential election...

Dostum Home after 14 Months of Exile in Turkey

Dostum Home after 14 Months of Exile in Turkey

July 23, 2018

KABUL - First Vice-President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum on Sunday returned to the country and was welcomed at a special ceremony at the Kabul Airport after spending 14 months in Turkey...

Martyrdom Anniversary of Allama Shahid Sayed Ismail Balkhic Commemorated

Martyrdom Anniversary of Allama Shahid Sayed Ismail Balkhic Commemorated

July 23, 2018

KABUL - Martyrdom Anniversary of Allama Shahid Sayed Ismail Balkhi was commemorated Saturday July 22 in Kabul. Many Government high ranking officials, MPs, and national ...

Senators Cautiously Welcome Possible Fresh Truce

Senators Cautiously Welcome Possible Fresh Truce

July 23, 2018

KABUL - The Mesharno Jirga on Sunday welcomed the government’s possible announcement of another ceasefire over EidulAdha, but in the same breath they warned the Taliban might ...

Mohib Wants to Emulate Columbian Peace Model

Mohib Wants to Emulate Columbian Peace Model

July 23, 2018

KABUL - Afghan Ambassador to the United States Hamidulla Mohib says Kabul is striving to put into practice Colombia’s peace experience in the peace process...

Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Arrives in Kabul for APAPPS Inaugural Session

Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Arrives in Kabul for APAPPS Inaugural Session

July 23, 2018

KABUL - The Foreign Secretary of Pakistan TehminaJanjua on Sunday arrived in Kabul leading a delegation of Pakistani officials for the talks regarding the Afghanistan ...

Appeal Court Finds Andarabi Not Guilty

Appeal Court Finds  Andarabi Not Guilty

July 23, 2018

KABUL - The former police chief for Maiden Wardak maintained his innocence throughout the process.
Maidan Wardak’s former police...

Engagements with US over Afghanistan to ‘Yield More Positive Results’

Engagements with US over Afghanistan to ‘Yield More Positive Results’

July 22, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Following years of an acrimonious blame game, the Pakistan and U.S. militaries appear to be engaged again in tactical counterterrorism cooperation ...

Wahidi’s 2nd Public Trial Ends Inconclusively

Wahidi’s 2nd Public  Trial Ends Inconclusively

July 22, 2018

KABUL - A second ‘special public trial’ of suspended telecommunication and IT minister, accused of corruption and misuse of authority, on Saturday ended ...

4-Party Talks on Afghanistan Next Week

4-Party Talks on  Afghanistan Next Week

July 22, 2018

KABUL - The High Peace Council (HPC) on Saturday said four-party talks between Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the US and Afghanistan about the Afghan peace process ...

Atmar, EU Team Talk Peace, Training of Police Force

Atmar, EU Team Talk  Peace, Training of Police Force

July 22, 2018

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) Hanif Atmar has discussed financial support for Afghan forces with UK and EU ambassadors, an official said on Saturday...

Work to Resume on Cold Storage Facility Project: Mail

Work to Resume on Cold Storage Facility Project: Mail

July 22, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said work on a long-delayed cold storage project involving eight large units will be resumed soon and that...

Gen. Dostum to Return to Kabul in 2-day

Gen. Dostum to Return  to Kabul in 2-day

July 21, 2018

KABUL - According to the source agreement had reached on Dostum’s return to Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani had agreed that the first vice president could return ...

No Big Shifts Expected from U.S. Assessment of Afghan War: General

No Big Shifts Expected from U.S.  Assessment of Afghan War: General

July 21, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Army General Joseph Votel portrayed it more as a regular assessment than a wholesale review and suggested that he expected it would confirm progress ...

Terrorism a Serious Threat to Entire World: Atmar

Terrorism a Serious Threat to Entire World: Atmar

July 21, 2018

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) Hanif Atmar says terrorists pose a serious threat to the entire world, not only to Afghans.
Atmar expressed the view whil ...

UNAMA Chief Calls on Parties to Support Elections

UNAMA Chief  Calls on Parties to  Support Elections

July 21, 2018

KABUL - UNAMA chief called on Afghan political parties to support the election process as it constitutes one of the fundamental aspirations of the people of Afghanistan. . .

US Munition Drops on Afghanistan on Pace to Set Record this Year

US Munition Drops on Afghanistan  on Pace to Set Record this Year

July 21, 2018

KABUL - The United States military is on course to drop a record number of munitions in Afghanistan this year.
U.S. Air Force data released Friday showed that ...

Families Flee as Taliban Battle Islamic State in Northern Afghanistan

Families Flee as Taliban  Battle Islamic State in Northern Afghanistan

July 21, 2018

MAZAR-I SHARIF - Battles between Taliban and Islamic State fighters in a remote district of Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan have caused heavy casualties and displaced ...

Peace is Urgent, be Achieved before Polls

Peace is Urgent, be Achieved before Polls

July 19, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said peace was more urgent and should be achieved before the upcoming Wolesi Jirga and district council elections...

Electoral Preparations Being Closely Monitored: ESG

Electoral Preparations Being Closely Monitored: ESG

July 19, 2018

KABUL - An internationally-sponsored organization says it has been closely following electoral preparations, including the ongoing voter registration process, in Afghanistan...

Russia, Tajikistan Hold Anti-Taliban Drills near Afghan Border

Russia, Tajikistan Hold Anti-Taliban Drills near Afghan Border

July 19, 2018

DUSHANBE - Russia and Tajikistan on Tuesday began joint military exercises near the Tajik-Afghan border to prepare to ward off potential Taliban attacks...

Water and Energy Ministry Undergoes Basic Changes: Ghani

Water and Energy Ministry  Undergoes Basic Changes: Ghani

July 19, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said fundamental changes had been brought to the Minister of Water and Energy (MoWE), strengthening the ministry’s capacity ...

Naderi Resigned Over Mining Contract Issue: Nehan

Naderi Resigned Over  Mining Contract Issue: Nehan

July 19, 2018

KABUL - The acting minister of mines said Sayed Mansour Sadat Naderi chose to step down as minister in order to retain his mining contracts. . .