Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Ghani, Trump Meet in Davos

Ghani, Trump Meet in Davos

January 23,2020

DAVOS - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his US counterpart Donald Trump met on the sidelines of World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. During the meeting, the ...

Baloch Tribal Council Meets Afghan National Security Advisor

Baloch Tribal Council  Meets Afghan National  Security Advisor

January 23,2020

KABUL - The Baloch Tribal Council met with Hamdullah Mohib, the Afghan national security advisor on Tuesday and announced their support to bring peace and security ...

Ghani Appoints His Deputy Chief of Staff as Acting MOFA

Ghani Appoints His Deputy Chief  of Staff as Acting MOFA

January 23,2020

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed his deputy chief of staff, Mohammad Haroon Chakhansuri as the deputy minister for political affairs and Acting Minister of Foreign ...

Government’s Authority Channel Money to Code-91 Taken Away

Government’s Authority Channel Money to Code-91 Taken Away

January 23,2020

KABUL - The Afghan parliament’s financial and budget commission dismissed the Afghan government from channelling money to the emergency code-91. Imbalance in developmental projects is ...

Protestors Shut All Government Offices in Ghor

Protestors Shut All  Government Offices  in Ghor

January 23,2020

FEROZKOH - Hundreds of residents of western Ghor province on Wednesday shut all government departments, including the governor’s house. Angered by what they ...

Injustice Prolongs War in Afghanistan

Injustice Prolongs War  in Afghanistan

January 23,2020

KABUL - Sima Samar, the State Minister for Human Rights, said that the Afghan people are hoping for peace in the country, yet those who are seeking their interest in ...

US-Taliban Peace Agreement’s Content Finalized

US-Taliban Peace Agreement’s  Content Finalized

January 23,2020

DOHA - Omar Zakhilwal, the former Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, told Ariana News in an exclusive interview, that the level of violence has been noticeably reduced recently, adding that ...

China Appoints New Special Envoy for Afghanistan

China Appoints New Special Envoy for  Afghanistan

January 23,2020

BEIJING - China has appointed Liu Jian as the new special envoy for Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Wednesday. “Special Envoy Liu is a ...

Turkey to Help Afghanistan Develop Its Insurance Sector

Turkey to Help Afghanistan Develop  Its Insurance Sector

January 23,2020

ISTANBUL - The Afghanistan General Directorate of Insurance Affairs (GDIA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Turkey’s General Directorate of Insurance (GDI) to Assist Afghanistan in ...

Afghanistan Ambassador Partners with Independence Fund, Brings Cultures Together

Afghanistan Ambassador Partners with  Independence Fund, Brings Cultures Together

January 23,2020

KABUL - News Of A Potential Ceasefire By The Taliban Has Given Hope To Ending The Nearly Two Decade Old War In Afghanistan. But not everyone is ...

Mohib, Yamamoto Discuss Developments in Peace Process

Mohib, Yamamoto Discuss  Developments in Peace Process

January 23,2020

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib and UN Secretary General’s special representative for Afghanistan have discussed the Afghan peace ...

Taliban Behind Closure of 110 Hospitals: Firoz

Taliban Behind Closure of  110 Hospitals: Firoz

January 23,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) on Tuesday said the ongoing conflict destroyed 52 hospitals nationwide and resulted in closure of another 110. Public Health ...

Women’s Strength Goes Up in Kunduz Public Sector

Women’s Strength Goes Up  in Kunduz Public Sector

January 23,2020

KUNDUZ CITY - Women’s employment in government departments has increased by 20 percent in northern Kunduz province, thanks to public awareness programs and ensuring ...

Ghani Travels to Swiss to Attend the World Economic Forum

Ghani Travels to Swiss to Attend the World Economic Forum

January 22,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani will be meeting with the world leaders and talk about Afghanistan’s peace, economic development, and more ARG said in a ...

Avoiding Iran, Air Traffic over Afghan Airspace Boosts Revenue

Avoiding Iran, Air Traffic over Afghan Airspace Boosts Revenue

January 22,2020

KABUL - Mohammad Qasim Wafaeezada, head of Afghanistan’s Civil Aviation Authority, said Monday that with the increase in flights crossing the country’s airspace, civil aviation revenue has ...

Denmark Pledges $3 Million to Support Afghan Farmers

Denmark Pledges $3 Million to  Support Afghan Farmers

January 22,2020

KABUL - Denmark has pledged 3 million US dollars in aid to support tens of thousands of farmers in Afghanistan.The assistance is expected to be ...

Trump, Imran May Talk Afghanistan in Davos

Trump, Imran May Talk Afghanistan  in Davos

January 22,2020

PESHAWAR - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump are expected to confer on the current situation in Afghanistan, officials say ...

Ghani Calls for Investigation of Kabul Family Murder

Ghani Calls for Investigation of Kabul Family Murder

January 22,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Monday called for “serious” investigations into the deaths of four family members killed in Kabul city, the Palace said in ...

Snowfall, Winds Shut Salang Highway for Heavy Traffic

Snowfall, Winds Shut Salang Highway for Heavy Traffic

January 22,2020

CHARIKAR - The Salang highway, linking Kabul with northern Afghanistan, has been closed for cargo trucks as a result of heavy snowfall and strong ...

President Reminded Kandahar Airport Standardizing Vow

President Reminded Kandahar Airport Standardizing Vow

January 22,2020

KANDAHAR CITY - Residents of southern Kandahar province say the provincial airport has been named after Ahmad Shah Baba but its services are yet to be standardized ...

Helmand Students Exposed to Cold in Absence of Buildings

Helmand Students Exposed to Cold in Absence of Buildings

January 22,2020

LASHKARGAH - A number of students in southern Helmand province on Tuesday complained they were struggling with multiple problems in cold weather due to lack of ...

Senior US Diplomat in Pakistan to Discuss Afghanistan

Senior US Diplomat in Pakistan to Discuss Afghanistan

January 21,2020

ISLAMABAD - The report said that Wells’ trip comes amid warming bilateral relations following meetings last year between President Donald Trump and Pakistani ...

Sino-Afghan Relations’ 65th Anniversary Celebrated in Kabul

Sino-Afghan Relations’  65th Anniversary Celebrated in Kabul

January 21,2020

KABUL - The 65th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the People’s Republic of China attended by the Senior Officials of the ...

Abdullah Condemns Handling of Peace Talks

Abdullah Condemns  Handling of Peace Talks

January 21,2020

KABUL - In a clear sign of internal rift, Afghan government’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Monday criticized official handling of the peace process with ...

Germany to Host Intra-Afghan Dialogue Soon

Germany to Host  Intra-Afghan Dialogue Soon

January 21,2020

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib on Sunday discussed the peace process with Germany’s special representative for Afghanistan and ...

Kabul Residents Complain of Lack of Security

Kabul Residents Complain of Lack of Security

January 21,2020

KABUL - A number of Kabul residents on Sunday said they are concerned about an increase in crime and lack of safety in the city. The residents claimed that they ...

Ex-Army Interpreter Accused of Spying for Iran Goes on Trial in Germany

Ex-Army Interpreter Accused of Spying  for Iran Goes on Trial in Germany

January 21,2020

BERLIN - A trial for a German-Afghan national suspected of spying for Iranian intelligence is set to commence on January 20 in the city of Koblenz in ...

AITF Meeting Reviews Overall Progress on Infrastructure Development

AITF Meeting Reviews Overall Progress on Infrastructure  Development

January 21,2020

KABUL - The Steering Committee of the multi-donor Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund (AITF), administered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), during its Annual meeting ...

Committed to Work for Peace, Reconciliation: Rahimi

Committed to Work for Peace,  Reconciliation: Rahimi

January 21,2020

KABUL - State Minister for Peace Abdul Salam Rahimi has held a meeting with Ambassador Markus Potzel, Germany’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Peter Prügel, ambassador of ...

Karzai Lashes Out at India’s New Citizenship Law

Karzai Lashes Out at India’s  New Citizenship Law

January 21,2020

KABUL - Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has lashed out at India’s controversial law called the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA. The act alleges ...

Kabul Electricity Chief Given 3 Weeks to Solve Problems

Kabul Electricity Chief Given  3 Weeks to Solve Problems

January 21,2020

KABUL - Continuing his meetings with Kabul residents, President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday directed electricity officials to address power related issues being faced by residents ...

Kabul Resident Names His Newborn Son after Nakamura

Kabul Resident Names His Newborn  Son after Nakamura

January 21,2020

KABUL - Samiullah, a resident of capital Kabul, named his newborn baby boy after Japanese aid worker Nakamura, hoping he would serve the country in ...

Five Students Die after School Building Collapses

Five Students Die after  School Building Collapses

January 21,2020

KANDAHAR - Five female students lost their lives after the roof of a private religious school – madrasa – collapsed in the city of southern Kandahar province, says a ...

US May Sign Taliban Deal with Violence Reduction, But It Wouldn’t Help Afghans: VP Danish

US May Sign Taliban Deal with  Violence Reduction, But It Wouldn’t Help Afghans: VP Danish

January 20,2020

KABUL - “Violence reduction plan is an ambiguous plan and it is a kind of escape from peace and cheating of people and the international community,” Danish said at a ceremony for launch of ...

Intra-Afghan Talks May Happen in 2 Months: Sources

Intra-Afghan Talks May Happen in  2 Months: Sources

January 20,2020

KABUL - Talks between Taliban and the Afghan government would possibly take place in two months, reliable sources said on Sunday. Speaking on condition of anonymity, one source ...