Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, April 19th, 2021

Ghani Gives Pakistan Two Choices – Friendship or Enmity

Ghani Gives Pakistan  Two Choices – Friendship or Enmity

April 19,2021

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday morning that for the first time in decades, a real opportunity for peace has presented itself and that Afghanistan ...

Foreign Forces Pullout Irresponsible Move: Senators

Foreign Forces Pullout  Irresponsible Move: Senators

April 19,2021

KABUL - Urging an orderly withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, some Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday said an ...

Afghan Journalists Launch Center to Preserve Freedom of Speech

Afghan Journalists Launch Center to  Preserve Freedom of Speech

April 19,2021

KABUL - A number of Afghan media officials and journalists Saturday officially launched the Afghanistan Center for Freedom of Speech, which is aimed at supporting the values of free speech, the media, and journalists...

EU Envoy Urges Taliban to Attend Istanbul Peace Conference

EU Envoy  Urges Taliban to Attend  Istanbul Peace Conference

April 19,2021

KABUL - EU Ambassador to Kabul Andreas Von Brandt has called on the Taliban to engage in serious negotiations with the Afghan government...

9,592 Troops from 36 Countries Serving in Afghanistan

9,592 Troops from  36 Countries Serving in  Afghanistan

April 19,2021

KABUL - In line with US President Joe Biden’s announcement, all American troops will depart from Afghanistan by September later this year, coinciding with the 20th

President Ghani Office Rejects Agreement on Taliban Inmates

President Ghani Office  Rejects Agreement on  Taliban Inmates

April 19,2021

KABUL - Former President Hamid Karzai’s Chief of Staff Abdul Karim Khuram in a television debate has claimed that President Ashraf Ghani had agreed with the US to release ...

US Senator Calls Troop Pullout a Complicated Decision

US Senator Calls Troop Pullout a Complicated Decision

April 19,2021

KABUL - A top US senator says the pullout of the remaining American troops from Afghanistan is a complicated decision. Mitchell McConnell ...

Safety Concept Signed to Ensure Security of Afghan Section of TAPI

Safety Concept Signed to  Ensure Security of  Afghan Section of TAPI

April 18,2021

KABUL - Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have signed a safety concept agreement to ensure the security of the Afghan section of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India ...

Foreigners Still Fighting in Afghanistan, Says India

Foreigners Still Fighting in Afghanistan, Says India

April 18,2021

KABUL - India has voiced its seep concern at the spike in violence in Afghanistan, alleging foreign militants are still active in the war-torn country...

Russia Scorns Claims of Bounties for US Troops as Fiction

Russia Scorns Claims of Bounties for US Troops as Fiction

April 18,2021

KABUL - Russia has once again spurned as fiction allegations that it offered the Taliban bounties for killing US soldiers in Afghanistan...

US May Increase Troop Numbers Before Full Withdrawal: Pentagon

US May Increase Troop Numbers Before Full  Withdrawal:  Pentagon

April 18,2021

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said on Friday there could be an increase in the number of troops in Afghanistan in order to complete a safe withdrawal of all foreign forces by September 11.
Addressing a press conference ...

As Biden Improves with Vets, Afghanistan Plan a Plus to Some

As Biden  Improves with Vets, Afghanistan Plan a Plus to Some

April 18,2021

ELM GROVE - Patrick Proctor Brown says the war in Afghanistan was lost within a year of its start. The suburban Milwaukee lawyer, who was an infantry captain in Iraq, said ...

We Are Not at Risk of Collapse: President Ghani

We Are Not at Risk of Collapse: President Ghani

April 17,2021

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani at an online event on Thursday said the Afghan government “is not at risk of collapse” as Afghanistan's allies, mainly the United States, have announced to withdraw foreign forces from the country ...

Iran’s Zarif Says Taliban Has to Change Based on Democratic Ways

Iran’s Zarif Says Taliban Has to Change Based on Democratic Ways

April 17,2021

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Friday that the Taliban has to “change based on democratic ways.”
Addressing Raisina 2021 conference ...

Blinken in Kabul: Permanent US Presence ‘Never Intended’

Blinken in Kabul: Permanent US Presence ‘Never Intended’

April 17,2021

KABUL - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday said that he visited Afghanistan because it was important to him and President Joe Biden to convey in person ...

U.S. Imposes Wide Array of Sanctions on Russia for ‘Malign’ Actions

U.S. Imposes Wide Array of  Sanctions on Russia for ‘Malign’ Actions

April 17,2021

The United States on Thursday imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia to punish it for alleged interference in the U.S. election, cyber-hacking ...

Stick to May 1 Pullout Deadline, Taliban Tell US

Stick to May 1 Pullout  Deadline, Taliban Tell US

April 17,2021

KABUL - The Taliban have reminded US and NATO troops of leaving Afghanistan by May 1, warning that any violation of the Doha deal will lead to complications...

IMF to Approve $147M Extended Credibility Facility Arrangement to Support Afghanistan

IMF to Approve $147M Extended Credibility Facility  Arrangement to  Support Afghanistan

April 17,2021

KABUL - Afghanistan Central Bank (Da Afghanistan Bank) on Thursday said that the International Monitory Fund (IMF) following the assessment of financial and economic ...

US Has Ability to Keep Eye on Any Resurgence of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan: Reuters

US Has Ability to Keep Eye on Any  Resurgence of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan: Reuters

April 17,2021

The White House on Thursday said that the United States has the ability to keep an eye on any resurgence of al Qaeda in Afghanistan without keeping a military footprint ...

Troops Exit Means Start of New Chapter in Afghan Ties: NATO

Troops Exit Means  Start of New Chapter in  Afghan Ties: NATO

April 17,2021

KABUL - A NATO ministerial meeting on Wednesday said withdrawing troops “does not mean ending our relationship with Afghanistan rather, this will be the start of a new...

Ankara, Islamabad Confer on Afghan Peace Process

Ankara, Islamabad Confer on  Afghan Peace Process

April 17,2021

KABUL - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have held a telephonic conversation in which the two leaders discussed Afghan peace process...

Danesh Criticizes HCNR Peace Plan Review, Calls for ‘Inclusivity’

Danesh Criticizes HCNR Peace Plan Review,  Calls for ‘Inclusivity’

April 14,2021

KABUL -Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh on Tuesday reacted to the review of the peace proposals submitted by Afghan politicians--including President ...

Ghani, Blinken Discuss Upcoming Turkey Peace Conference

Ghani, Blinken Discuss Upcoming Turkey Peace Conference

April 14,2021

KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday he spoke with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to discuss the peace process and the upcoming Turkey conference...

US Army Chief: ‘Multiple Contingencies’ for Afghanistan Policy

US Army Chief: ‘Multiple  Contingencies’ for Afghanistan Policy

April 14,2021

US Army Chief of Staff General McConville, in response to questions from the Washington Post about the US involvement in Afghanistan, said: “I know there’s a lot of interest ...

Watchdog: Women’s Rights Restricted in Bamiyan

Watchdog: Women’s Rights Restricted in Bamiyan

April 14,2021

BAMIYAN - The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Tuesday said that local officials in Kohmard district of Bamiyan province issued a notice saying ...

Turkish FM, US Foreign Secretary Talk Afghan Peace Process

Turkish FM,  US Foreign  Secretary Talk Afghan Peace Process

April 14,2021

KABUL US Foreign Secretary Antony Blinken and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu have held telephonic conversation and discussed matters related to the upcoming ...

Taliban State They ‘Are Not Ready’ for The Istanbul Conference

Taliban State They ‘Are Not Ready’ for The Istanbul Conference

April 14,2021

KABUL - The Taliban’s spokesman Mohammad Naeem said on Monday the group is not ready to participate at the Istanbul Conference scheduled to start on April 16...

Peshawar Cardiology Institute Opens New Unit for Afghan Patients

Peshawar Cardiology Institute Opens New Unit for Afghan Patients

April 14,2021

PESHAWAR - Afghan Counsellor General to Pakistan, Najibullah Ahmadzai on Monday inaugurated a Separate Counter at Peshawar Institute of Cardiology which will help Afghan ...

Qanooni Seeks Inclusive Participation at Turkey Conference

Qanooni Seeks Inclusive  Participation at Turkey Conference

April 14,2021

KABUL - Former vice president Mohammad Younus Qanooni at a gathering in Kabul on Tuesday said he has information that the government has prepared a list of delegates to attend ...

US Shares Istanbul Summit Agenda with Afghan Officials

US Shares Istanbul Summit Agenda with Afghan Officials

April 12,2021

KABUL - First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Sunday in Kabul that the US has shared the agenda for the Istanbul Summit with Afghan officials and that among the topics listed ...

NGO Launches Work on 50 Projects in Shiberghan

NGO Launches Work on 50 Projects in  Shiberghan

April 12,2021

SHIBERGHAN - A non-governmental organization (NGO) has launched work on more than 50 welfare projects in this capital city of northern Jawzjan province amid complaints by ...

President Ghani Mourns the Death of ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ Prince Philip

President Ghani Mourns  the Death of ‘Duke of  Edinburgh’ Prince Philip

April 12,2021

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has mourned the death of Prince Philip, who served as a consort to British Queen Elizbeth II.
The Presidential Palace in a released ...

King Salman’s Relief F oundation Donates 100 Tons of Dates to Needy Families

King Salman’s Relief F oundation Donates 100 Tons of Dates to Needy Families

April 12,2021

KABUL - The Afghan Red Crescent Society has launched distribution of 100 tons of dates donated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) to assist needy ...

Human Rights ‘Watchdog’ Urged Warring Parties to End Violence

Human Rights ‘Watchdog’ Urged Warring Parties to End Violence

April 12,2021

KABUL - Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission called on all parties involved in the war, to end the violence in the country...

Herat Gets the Keys to 89 New Schools

Herat Gets the Keys to 89 New Schools

April 12,2021

HERAT - The construction of 89 schools in Herat province, under the umbrella of the National Citizenship Charter project of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development ...