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Private Sector Welcomes Peace Move Which Could Bring Enormous Investment Opportunities

Private Sector Welcomes Peace Move Which Could Bring Enormous Investment Opportunities

August 12,2020

KABUL - Peace in Afghanistan would provide enormous opportunities for local and international businesses to invest in the country, in turn boosting the economy and aiding ...

Stoltenberg Says NATO ‘Adjusting’ Its Presence to Support Afghan Peace Process

Stoltenberg Says NATO  ‘Adjusting’ Its Presence to  Support Afghan Peace Process

August 12,2020

WASHINGTON - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday said he welcomes the planned peace talks between the government and the Taliban and said NATO is adjusting its presence ...

Polio Vaccination Resume to Immunize Kids in Afghanistan and Pakistan: UNICEF

Polio Vaccination  Resume to Immunize Kids in Afghanistan and Pakistan: UNICEF

August 12,2020

KABUL - Polio immunization campaigns have resumed in Afghanistan and Pakistan – the last two polio-endemic countries in the world – months after COVID-19 left 50 million children without ...

Second Group of Afghan Sikhs Due to Leave for India Wednesday

Second Group of Afghan Sikhs  Due to Leave for India Wednesday

August 12,2020

KABUL - A group of as many as 180 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus are expected to leave Afghanistan for India on Wednesday.
The Times of India reported Tuesday ...

Afghan Peace Talks Team Expected to Leave for Doha in Two Days

Afghan Peace Talks Team Expected to Leave for Doha in Two Days

August 11,2020

KABUL - The Afghan government’s peace negotiations team is expected to leave Kabul on Wednesday for Doha, Qatar, for the start of intra-Afghan peace talks with the Taliban...

Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Launch Major Transit Corridor

Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan  Launch Major Transit Corridor

August 11,2020

TEHRAN – Iran, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan on Monday activated a transport corridor that will give Uzbekistan access to the Persian Gulf, an official with the Islamic ...

Afghanistan’s Exports Through Air Corridors Up by 29pc

Afghanistan’s Exports Through Air Corridors Up by 29pc

August 11,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan’s exports through air corridors increased by 29 percent in the first seven months of the ongoing year compared to the same period last year ....

Ghani Slams Deadly Explosions in Kabul, Kandahar

Ghani Slams Deadly Explosions in  Kabul, Kandahar

August 11,2020

KABUL - Outraged by blasts in Kabul and southern Kandahar, President Ashraf Ghani has said attacking civilians and public places is an unforgivable crime. . .

Transit Trade Issue to be Resolved in A Week: Khan

Transit Trade Issue  to be Resolved in  A Week: Khan

August 11,2020

PESHAWAR - As the Afghan-Pakistan Transit Trade (APPT) issue lingers on, businesses of both countries are suffering mounting losses, the Pakistan prime minister has ...

Sulaiman Laiq to be Laid to Rest Tomorrow

Sulaiman Laiq to be  Laid to Rest Tomorrow

August 11,2020

KABUL - The funeral and burial ceremony of writer and poet Sulaiman Laiq would be held in capital Kabul tomorrow (Tuesday).
Laiq breathed his last in a Germany hospital ...

Indian Authorities Seize Drug Smuggled from Afghanistan

Indian Authorities Seize Drug Smuggled from Afghanistan

August 11,2020

KABUL - Indian Customs and Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) personnel in a joint operation seized 191 kg of heroin worth Rs 1000 crore from Nhava Sheva port of Navi Mumbai on Saturday ...

Afghanistan to Release 400 ‘Hard-Core’ Prisoners to Start Peace Talks

Afghanistan to Release  400 ‘Hard-Core’ Prisoners to Start Peace Talks

August 10,2020

KABUL - The Loya Jirga, or grand council, on Sunday officially agreed to release 400 Taliban prisoners so as to pave the way for intra-Afghan peace talks...

Pakistan Welcomes Jirga’s Recommendation on Prisoners

Pakistan Welcomes Jirga’s Recommendation on Prisoners

August 10,2020

KABUL - Pakistan on Sunday welcomed the consultative Loya Jirga’s recommendation to release remaining 400 Taliban prisoners and hoped intra-Afghan talks ...

Sherpao Wants All Stakeholders to Attend Afghan Dialogue

Sherpao Wants All Stakeholders to Attend  Afghan Dialogue

August 10,2020

PESHAWAR - A veteran Pakistani politician has underlined the need for a holistic approach to pave the way for restoration of peace in Afghanistan...

Intra-Afghan Negotiations to Begin Soon: Karzai

Intra-Afghan Negotiations to  Begin Soon: Karzai

August 10,2020

KABUL - Intra-Afghan peace talks will begin in two to three days after the release of the 400 Taliban prisoners, former president Hamid Karzai said on Sunday...

Reactions to Jirga: Decisions Should Be Implemented

Reactions to Jirga:  Decisions Should Be Implemented

August 10,2020

KABUL - Some delegates of the Loya Jirga, the grand assembly, said that decisions of past jirgas have not been implemented, but the decisions from this jirga should ...

‘Less Than 5,000’ Troops in Afghanistan by Late Nov: Esper

‘Less Than 5,000’ Troops in  Afghanistan by Late Nov: Esper

August 10,2020

KABUL - The United States plans to cut its troop levels in Afghanistan to “a number less than 5,000” by the end of November, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in an interview broadcast...

Pakistan Can Never be Trusted: Nabil

Pakistan Can Never be Trusted: Nabil

August 10,2020

KABUL - Rahmatullah Nabil, former head of the national directorate of security says that Pakistan is pursuing its policies in the region in any way possible and ...

Kabul to Host Global Conferences on Peace

Kabul to Host  Global Conferences on Peace

August 05,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Tuesday Afghanistan would host two events to strengthen regional and global consensus on the peace process...

Pompeo, Baradar Discuss Start of Intra-Afghan Talks

Pompeo, Baradar Discuss Start of  Intra-Afghan Talks

August 05,2020

DOHA - The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a video conference with the Taliban’s deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and discussed the start of the intra-Afghan ...

Ghani and Pakistan’s PM Discuss Peace Efforts, Other Issues of Bilateral Interest

Ghani and Pakistan’s PM Discuss Peace Efforts, Other Issues of Bilateral Interest

August 05,2020

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan’s Prime Minister discussed peace efforts and other issues of bilateral interest during a telephone conversation...

Despite Taliban Reaction, Loya Jirga Date Announced

Despite Taliban Reaction,  Loya Jirga Date Announced

August 03,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan's national television station, RTA, on Sunday in a tweet announced that a Loya Jirga will convene on August 7, 2020, and could last between 3-5 days...

Afghans Want Rail, Road Links with Pakistan

Afghans Want Rail, Road Links with Pakistan

August 03,2020

PESHAWAR - Afghan leaders and members of society are "very keen" on motorway and rail links with Pakistan, says the Chinese ambassador in Islamabad...

Lacking Ids, Orphans Deprived of Education in Herat

Lacking Ids, Orphans  Deprived of Education in Herat

August 03,2020

HERAT - More than 100 orphans in Herat who lost their parents in the war do not have identification cards. The government does not issue birth certificates to these children due ...

Pakistan Probing Sugar Exports to Afghanistan

Pakistan Probing Sugar  Exports to Afghanistan

August 03,2020

PESHAWAR - Pakistan’ Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is investigating sugar exports to Afghanistan, which led to a shortage of the commodity at home...

Kabul Says It Had Been Told by US That Talks Would Begin with Release of 4,600 Taliban Prisoners

Kabul Says It Had Been Told by US That Talks  Would Begin with Release of 4,600 Taliban Prisoners

August 03,2020

KABUL - Afghan government said on Monday that it had been told by the United States that peace talks with the Taliban would begin even if their 4,600 prisoners were released...

Prison Attack Ends but Jalalabad City Remains Under Total Lockdown

Prison Attack Ends but Jalalabad City  Remains Under Total Lockdown

August 03,2020

JALALABAD - Afghan security forces have brought the Jalalabad prison situation under control, but the streets of the city remain empty after a total lockdown was imposed...

Iran Arrests Pro-Taliban Afghans Who Waved Group’s Flag in Park

Iran Arrests Pro-Taliban Afghans  Who Waved Group’s Flag in Park

August 03,2020

TEHRAN - Iranian authorities have arrested a group of Afghans who waved a flag in celebration of Eid al-Adha in a park in Tehran.
MENAFM reported that Iranian intelligence ...

Second VP Danish Meets Deputy Chief of Mission of US Embassy

Second VP Danish Meets Deputy Chief of Mission of US Embassy

August 03,2020

KABUL - Second Vice President Sarwar Danish announced on Twitter that he met with Karen Decker, the deputy chief of mission of the US Embassy in Kabul on Sunday...

Iran Determined to Cement Ties with Afghanistan: President Rouhani

Iran Determined to Cement Ties with Afghanistan: President Rouhani

August 03,2020

TEHRAN – Iran’s President described peace in Afghanistan as peace and stability for the entire region, saying, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has always stood ...

Afghan Poet Suleiman Layeq Remembered

Afghan Poet Suleiman  Layeq Remembered

August 03,2020

KABUL - Afghan writers and other literary figures on Saturday reacted to the death of famed Afghan writer, poet and former politician, Suleiman Layeq who passed away ...

Presidents of Afghanistan and Uzbekistan Speak by Phone

Presidents of  Afghanistan and Uzbekistan   Speak by Phone

August 03,2020

KABUL - On August 02, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a conversation over the phone with President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ...

8% Drop in Growth Predicted for Afghan Economy: Report

8% Drop in Growth Predicted for Afghan Economy: Report

July 29,2020

KABUL - A new report by the Al-Beroni research institute predicts an 8.2% drop in Afghanistan’s economic growth this year.
According to a recent report published ...

Ghani: ‘10,708 ANDSF Killed and Wounded Since Feb. 29’

Ghani: ‘10,708 ANDSF Killed and  Wounded Since Feb. 29’

July 29,2020

KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday portrayed a grim picture of the situation in Afghanistan, saying that between February 29 and July 21 up 10,708 members of the ...

National Flag Day Celebrated in Afghanistan

National Flag Day  Celebrated in Afghanistan

July 29,2020

KABUL - The National Flag Day in Afghanistan is celebrated each year on Asad 07, coinciding with July 28...