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EU Supports Honorable Afghan Peace, Presidential Polls
KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and European Union Ambassador to Afghanistan Pierre Mayaudon during a meeting discussed a range of issues including presidential election ...
I will Change the System to Federal if Won the Election: Pedram
KABUL - A presidential candidate, Latif Pedram on Thursday after launching his electioneering said he would change the structure of the government if he won the election...
UK Announces £8 Million Financial Contribution for Presidential Elections
KABUL - The United Kingdom’s (UK) Department for International Development (DFID) will make available up to £8 million to the UN Electoral Support Programme ...
US Envoy Criticizes Release of Ex-CEO of Kabul Bank
KABUL - US ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass says he was disturbed after hearing reports that the Afghan government requested the early release of Khalilullah Frozi ...
Taliban, U.S. Pact in Afghanistan Could Boost Islamic State
KABUL/JALALABAD - A deal between the Taliban and the United States for U.S. forces to withdraw from their longest-ever war in Afghanistan could drive some diehard Taliban fighters into ...
Jihadi Figures Urge ‘Good Peace Deal’ to Avoid Crisis
KABUL - A number of Afghanistan’s prominent former Jihadi leaders said that to avoid a potential uncertainty in the country, there is a need to seal a good peace deal ...
Probe Team Assigned to Assess Civilian Casualties in Paktia
KABUL - Senior Afghan and US officials on Thursday visited Paktia to assess security situation as well as the claims of civilian casualties in a government forces operation in the province...
US, Taliban Conclude 8th Round of Talks with Progress
KABUL - The eight round of talks between US and the Taliban has concluded with progress as both sides worked on the technical and practical aspect of possible peace agreement...
Atmar May Join Ghani’s Election Campaign Team
KABUL - While presidential candidate Mohammad Haneef Atmar suspended his campaign, sources told TOLOnews that Mr. Atmar might join President Ghani in his re-election campaign ...
No Let Up in Violence Despite Progress in Peace Talks: ICRC
KABUL - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is disheartened to see that the ongoing peace talks have not diminished the intensity of violence ...
Pakistani Envoy Says Kashmir Crisis Could Affect Afghan Peace
KABUL - Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US, Asad Majeed Khan has said that Islamabad might redeploy troops from the Afghanistan frontier to the Kashmir border, a shift ...
US Forces Reject Draw Back in Afghanistan Operations
KABUL - US-Forces in Afghanistan have refuted reports regarding reduction or halt to military operations against Taliban ...
Government Releases 35 Taliban Inmates
KABUL - Thirty-five Taliban prisoners have been released from the National Directorate of Security (NDS) detention centres in compliance to presidential decree, a statement ...
About 2.5 Million Pilgrims Performed Hajj this Year
KABUL - About 2.5 million pilgrims performed this year’s Hajj exercise, the Saudi Arabian ambassador ...
United Nations Concerned Over Taliban Threat to Civilians in Election Process
KABUL - The United Nations expresses deep concern at the Taliban’s stated threat to target civilians participating in the 28 September presidential election process...
Ghani, CEO Voice Shock Over Swaraj’s Death
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and other officials have expressed deep shock at the demise of former Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, hailing her as a great ...
Denmark Pledges $4.2m for Afghan Anti-Corruption Efforts
KABUL - The Danish Embassy in Afghanistan pledged $4.2 million for “Afghanistan Anti-Corruption, Transparency, Integrity and Openness (ACTION) project” under an agreement ...
Khalilzad Briefs Indian FM on Afghan Peace Efforts
KABUL - US Special Representative for Afghanistan Peace Zalmay Khalilzad has meet Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar in New Delhi, the Indian media reported . . .
Taliban Delegation Travels to Uzbekistan
KABUL - A delegation of Taliban’s political office in Doha has travelled to Uzbekistan for talks on bilateral ties.
Taliban spokesman Sohail Shaheen ...
560 Samangan Women Receive Health Kits, Sports Tools
AIBAK - ACTED has provided health kits and sports tools for 560 women and girls in northern Samangan province, an official said on Wednesday...
Khalilzad Makes ‘Excellent Progress’ in Talks with Taliban
Mr. Khalilzad says he will travel to India for meetings to build international consensus on Afghan peace.
KABUL - The US Special Representative ...
Peace Deal with Taliban in Afghanistan Closer Than Ever before: NATO Chief
KABUL - NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that there was a real chance for peace in Afghanistan as U.S.-Taliban peace talks continue in Qatar ...
Taliban Denounce Afghan Election, Warn That Rallies Face Attack
KABUL - The Taliban on Tuesday denounced as a sham a presidential election due next month, saying their fighters would do everything they could to block it, while urging people ...
Abdullah Condemns Taliban’s Threat to Election
KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday condemned Taliban’s warning to disrupt the next month presidential election, asking people ...
Afghans, Turkmens to Set up Joint Factories
HERAT CITY - Businessmen from western Herat province and Mary region of Turkmenistan have inked an agreement on establishing three joint factories...
Afghan-German Cooperation’s Economic Development Programme Extended
KABUL - The Ministry of Industries and Commerce (MoIC) has signed the amended implementation agreement for the Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for ...
Women Will Determine Limits for Peace: Ghani
Mr. Ghani says he will increase women’s role in the government if he is re-elected
US-Taliban Talks in Crucial Stage: Akbar Agha
KABUL - The Solvation Path Council on Monday asked the government and the Taliban to enter a peace agreement in order to end the killing of innocent Afghans in the country...
Finance Ministry to Amend Mid-Year Budget
Some MPs said the mid-year budget’s draft will be resent to the parliament on Wednesday...
MOMP Begins Extraction, Process of 9 Marble Mines in Herat
KABUL - The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MOMP) extended the extraction contracts of nine marble mines in Herat province on Monday...
Rabbani Banned from Traveling Abroad: Source
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday endorsed credentials from newly-appointed Australian, Qatari and Kyrgyz ambassadors to Afghanistan...
Alice Wells to Discuss Afghanistan in Islamabad Visit
An official said the US is agreeing to restart talks and cooperation in many areas, including trade and higher education.
WASHINGOTN - The US Principal Deputy Assistant ...
3-Day Women’s Handcrafts Expo Opens in Kabul
>KABUL - A three-day exhibition showcasing women’s handicrafts commenced in capital Kabul on Sunday.
Syeda Mujgan Mustafawi, deputy information ...
Turkmenistan Lobbies Transport Corridor from Afghanistan to Europe Via Azerbaijan
ASHGABAT - Turkmenistan is initiating a number of large international and regional projects, including the transit transport corridor Lapis Lazuli along the Afghanistan ...
Ghani Meets NATO Envoys, Discuss Peace Process
KABUAL - President Ashraf Ghani has met the ambassadors of NATO allies and discussed peace process and upcoming presidential election...