Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

US Deputy Envoy Briefs Danesh on Latest Qatar Talks

US Deputy Envoy Briefs Danesh on Latest Qatar Talks

March 26, 2019

KABUL - US deputy ambassador to Afghanistan Karen Decker briefed second-vice president Sarwar Danesh about the latest round of peace negotiations between her country ...

We Believe in a Peaceful Neighbourhood: Alvi

We Believe in a Peaceful Neighbourhood: Alvi

March 26, 2019

PESHAWAR - President Dr Arif Alvi has affirmed Pakistan’s desire for a peaceful and prosperous nighbourhood...

NATO, Allies Want Peace Parleys to Succeed: Kay

NATO, Allies Want Peace Parleys to Succeed: Kay

March 26, 2019

KABUL - During a live twitter interaction, where he answered many question regarding peace, foreign troop drawdown and other matters, the SCR made clear NATO’s train, advice ...

New Zealand Announces Royal Commission Inquiry Into Mosque Attack

New Zealand Announces Royal Commission Inquiry Into Mosque Attack

March 26, 2019

CHRISTCHURCH - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday a royal commission inquiry into the events leading up to a March 15 attack on two mosques in Christchurch ...

Ghani Ushers in New School Year, Stresses on Quality Education

Ghani Ushers in New School Year, Stresses on Quality Education

March 26, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Monday inaugurated the new school year by ringing the bell at Amani High School in Kabul where he criticized the quality of education in ...

Balkh Residents Ask Taliban to Stop Attacks on Public

Balkh Residents Ask Taliban  to Stop Attacks on Public

March 26, 2019

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Civil society activists and residents held a protest gathering in northern Balkh province on Sunday and urged the Taliban militants to stop their attacks ...

Taliban Encourage Parents to Send Children to School

Taliban Encourage Parents  to Send Children to School

March 26, 2019

KABUL - In a positive development, Taliban militants in a message on the occasion of new academic year have asked people to enroll their children in schools...

Ten Children Killed by U.S. Air Strike in Afghanistan: U.N

Ten Children Killed by U.S.  Air Strike in Afghanistan: U.N

March 26, 2019

KABUL - Ten children, part of the same extended family, were killed by a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan, along with three adult civilians, the United Nations said on Monday ...

Foreign Policy Definition Should Change: Ghani

Foreign Policy Definition Should Change: Ghani

March 25, 2019

KABUL - Ghani says Afghanistan needs mutual cooperation in its regional policy to empower the country economically.
Afghanistan’s foreign policy ...

Young Afghan Woman Appointed as Deputy Minister of Commerce

Young Afghan Woman Appointed as Deputy Minister of Commerce

March 25, 2019

KABUL - A young Afghan woman has been appointed as deputy minister of commerce and industry of Afghanistan as efforts are underway to further increase the presence of women ...

Khalilzad Regularly Briefed Ghani on Us-Taliban Talks: Daudzai

Khalilzad Regularly Briefed Ghani on Us-Taliban Talks: Daudzai

March 25, 2019

Daudzai says the Afghan government was aware of the talks which were held between US and Taliban in Doha.
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China, Pakistan Have Common Views on Afghan Issue: Qureshi

China, Pakistan Have Common Views on Afghan Issue: Qureshi

March 25, 2019

BEIJING - Afghanistan is another area where Pakistan and China hold common views and they are moving ahead jointly to promote Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process...

CEO, FM Rabbani Welcome Extension in German Troops’ Stay

CEO, FM Rabbani Welcome  Extension in German Troops’ Stay

March 25, 2019

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah and Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani have welcomed Germany’s parliament decision to extend its troops presence in Afghanistan ...

Presidential Candidates Split Over New Election Date

Presidential Candidates  Split Over New Election Date

March 25, 2019

KABUL - Some presidential candidates have opposed the newly announced date for holding the presidential election, but others welcomed it...

Military Identifies 2 US Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

Military Identifies 2 US  Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

March 25, 2019

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has identified two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan while involved in combat operations Friday in Kunduz Province...

UN Family Extends Warm Regards to Afghans on Nowruz

UN Family Extends Warm Regards to  Afghans on Nowruz

March 23, 2019

KABUL - The United Nations family extends warm regards to all Afghans on Nowruz as the country marks the beginning of spring and a new year...

Trump Will Not Accept Bad Deal with Taliban: Us Official

Trump Will Not Accept Bad Deal with Taliban: Us Official

March 23, 2019

WASHINGTON - According to the official, Trump will not accept any ignorance of the achievements, especially human rights and women rights, made in Afghanistan ...

Paktika Gathering Backs Afghan Forces, Stresses on Intra-Afghan Talks

Paktika Gathering Backs Afghan Forces,  Stresses on Intra-Afghan Talks

March 23, 2019

SHARAN - Hundreds residents in southeastern Paktika province on Thursday admired Afghan security forces for their role and sacrifices and called for intra-Afghan talks to end ...

Ghani Stresses on Timely Elections as He Celebrates Nawroz

Ghani Stresses on Timely Elections as He Celebrates Nawroz

March 23, 2019

BALKH - President Ashraf Ghani who addressed a big crowd at the ceremony of Nawroz celebration in Balkh said presidential elections are one of the most important happenings in the New Year ...

Presidential, Provincial Elections on Sept 28, Decides IEC

Presidential, Provincial Elections  on Sept 28, Decides IEC

March 23, 2019

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday announced September 28 as a new date to hold the presidential election simultaneously with the provincial council ...

Peace Should Not Put Human Rights at Risk: Eu Envoy

Peace Should Not Put Human Rights at Risk: Eu Envoy

March 23, 2019

KABUL - In a video message on occasion of Nowruz Festival, Pierre Mayaudon, the Head of European Union's Delegation to Afghanistan on Thursday said that peace process in Afghanistan ...

Afghans Celebrate Nawroz Amid Rising Hopes for Peace

Afghans Celebrate  Nawroz Amid Rising Hopes for Peace

March 23, 2019

KABUL - Afghans all over the country on Thursday joined millions in other parts of the world to celebrate the ancient Nawroz festival, the start of New Persian Year which ...

Afghan Reconciliation to Promote Economic Prosperity: Khalilzad

Afghan Reconciliation to Promote Economic Prosperity: Khalilzad

March 20, 2019

KABUL - Pakistan and British Ambassadors to the United States (US) on Tuesday met with US Special Representative for Afghan Peace Process Zalmay Khalilzad in Washington and discussed ...

MoU Signed on $631m Hydropower Dam in Badakhshan

MoU Signed on  $631m Hydropower Dam in Badakhshan

March 20, 2019

KABUL - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Tuesday at the Presidential Palace on power supply to northeastern Badakhshan province and construction of a hydroelectric ...

U.S. Freezes Out Top Afghan Official in Peace Talks Feud - Sources

U.S. Freezes Out Top Afghan Official in Peace Talks Feud - Sources

March 20, 2019

WASHINGTON - In fallout from a feud over U.S.-Taliban peace talks, a senior U.S. diplomat has told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that U.S. officials will no longer deal with his national ...

Herat Activists Ask Govt to Expedite Peace Efforts

Herat Activists Ask Govt to Expedite Peace Efforts

March 20, 2019

HERAT - A group of Herat residents, civil society activists, youths and religious scholars at a gathering titled “The Public Voice in the Peace Process” called on government ...

UAE, Azerbaijan Ready to Buy Afghan Products

UAE, Azerbaijan Ready  to Buy Afghan Products

March 20, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has said the UAE is eager to buy Afghanistan’s saffron and Azerbaijan is interested in Afghan almond, grapes and onion...

Afghan Refugees’ Situation Improving in Turkey, Greece: Balkhi

Afghan Refugees’ Situation  Improving in Turkey, Greece: Balkhi

March 20, 2019

KABUL - Refugee and Repatriation minister Sayed Hussain Alami Balkhi on Monday said the situation of Afghan refugees based in Turkey and Greece was getting better...

Afghan Refugee Scales Summit of Women’s Football

Afghan Refugee Scales  Summit of Women’s Football

March 20, 2019

Copenhagen -"I don't really think about the past and what happened," says Nadia Nadim, the daughter of an executed Afghan general who spent years playing football ...

Danesh Stresses on Preserving Freedom of Press in Peace Talks

Danesh Stresses on  Preserving Freedom of Press in Peace Talks

March 19, 2019

Danish says Afghans are supporting peace in order to preserve the achievements of the past 18 years. 
KABUL - Senior officials from President Ghani’s administration ...

Kabul to Open Air Corridor with Colombo this Month

Kabul to Open Air  Corridor with  Colombo this Month

March 19, 2019

KABUL - In a bid to revive bilateral trade ties, Afghanistan will open a direct air corridor with Sri Lanka later in the month, a news site reported on Monday ...

Afghan Delegation Set to Hold Second Round of Talks with Taliban in Qatar

Afghan Delegation Set to Hold Second Round of Talks with Taliban in Qatar

March 19, 2019

KABUL - An 80-member Afghan delegation is expected to hold the second round of talks with the Taliban representatives in Doha, the capital of Qatar next month...

Afghan Refugees to Attend Consultative Loya Jirga

Afghan Refugees to Attend Consultative Loya Jirga

March 19, 2019

KABUL - The High Peace Council (HPC) on Monday said Afghan refugees would be given the opportunity to attend the upcoming Consultative Loya Jirga on peace. ..

Afghan Refugee Women to Receive Skill Development Training in Pakistan

Afghan Refugee Women to Receive Skill Development Training in Pakistan

March 19, 2019

ISLAMABAD - NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) has signed its first-ever agreement with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency to conduct a one-year project to support local and Afghan ...

Ghani. Sheikh Mohamed Confer on Regional Stability

Ghani. Sheikh Mohamed Confer on Regional Stability

March 19, 2019

KABUL - President has commended support from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the Afghan people through various development programmes in the war-torn country...