Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Despite Peace Talks, Civilian Casualties Stay High

Despite Peace Talks,  Civilian Casualties Stay High

October 28,2020

KABUL - The number of Afghan civilians killed and injured in the conflict has failed to slow since the start of intra-Afghan peace talks, the United Nations said on Tuesday...

Khost Attack Ends as All 10 Assailants Killed

Khost Attack Ends as  All 10 Assailants Killed

October 28,2020

KHOST CITY - The attack on a special police base in south-eastern Khost province came to an end on Tuesday with the killing of five soldiers and 10 assailants, an official said ...

Int’l Contact Group Expected to be Formed to Advise Parties to Afghan Peace Talks

Int’l Contact Group Expected to be Formed to Advise Parties to Afghan Peace Talks

October 28,2020

KABUL - Some countries have suggested that an international contact group should be formed to advise parties to advise parties to Afghan peace talks, US charge ...

World to Renew Afghanistan Support in Geneva: Finland

World to Renew Afghanistan Support in  Geneva: Finland

October 28,2020

KABUL - Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto on Monday said the international community in upcoming Geneva Conference would reaffirm its strong financial and political support for ...

3,000 Cases of Violence on Women Addressed: AGO

3,000 Cases of Violence on  Women Addressed: AGO

October 28,2020

KABUL - The Attorney General Office (AGO) on Tuesday said a man who sexually assaulted a minor girl in Faryab province has been sentenced to 20 years in jail while 3,000 cases of violence ...

Saudi Funds $10 Million Program to Help Returnees and IDPs

Saudi Funds $10 Million Program to Help Returnees and IDPs

October 28,2020

KABUL - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) have launched a $10 million program, funded by Saudi Arabia, to provide essential services ...

Thousands of Clerics Gather in Kabul to Call for Ceasefire

Thousands of Clerics Gather in  Kabul to Call for Ceasefire

October 26,2020

KABUL - Some 2,500 Afghan clerics gathered in Kabul on Sunday to call for ceasefire as violence rages in the country despite the ongoing peace talks between the government and the Taliban ...

Saleh Lashes Out Over Kabul Blast, says ‘Rotten Ideology’ Must Be Rooted Out

Saleh Lashes Out Over Kabul Blast, says  ‘Rotten Ideology’ Must Be Rooted Out

October 26,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan’s First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Saturday night that ISIS Afghanistan (IS-K) and the Taliban share the same ...

Putin Says US Presence in Afghanistan Good for Security

Putin Says US Presence in  Afghanistan Good for Security

October 26,2020

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the continued presence of American troops in Afghanistan is beneficial for overall ...

Senate Asks US to Review Doha Pact with Taliban

Senate Asks US to  Review Doha Pact with Taliban

October 26,2020

KABUL - The Meshrano Jirga or Senate on Sunday stressed tangible outcome from the ongoing peace talks and asked the US to review its agreement with the Taliban who have increased ...

18 Killed in Suicide Attack Near Educational Center in Kabul

18 Killed in Suicide Attack Near  Educational Center in Kabul

October 25,2020

BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that the Doha talks are “fragile” but the best chance for peace.
Stoltenberg following the second day ...

Doha Talks Fragile but Best Chance for Peace: NATO

Doha Talks Fragile but Best Chance for Peace: NATO

October 25,2020

BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that the Doha talks are “fragile” but the best chance for peace.
Stoltenberg following the second day ...

Some Criminals Surrender to Police: Saleh

Some Criminals Surrender to Police: Saleh

October 25,2020

KABUL - First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Saturday that after the destruction of installations on grabbed lands and disclosure of criminals, grabbers voluntarily started ...

Rahmani, Qaiser Hope for Peace in Afghanistan

Rahmani, Qaiser Hope for  Peace in Afghanistan

October 25,2020

PESHAWAR - Afghan and Pakistani parliament speakers are optimistic about the outcome of the ongoing peace negotiations in Doha.
At a meeting in Islamabad on Friday night ...

Taliban Plan to Overrun Lashkargah Foiled: Governor

Taliban Plan to Overrun  Lashkargah Foiled: Governor

October 25,2020

HELMAND - Helmand governor Yasin Khan said the Taliban’s attempt to overrun Lashkargah city has been foiled and that the security situation in the city will improve...

Trump: I Think 19 Years in Afghanistan Is Enough

Trump: I Think 19 Years in  Afghanistan Is Enough

October 24,2020

WASHINGTON - The United States has had enough of 19 years in Afghanistan, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, reiterating that US troops are leaving the country...

Uzbekistan, Afghanistan Sign Cooperative Agreements

Uzbekistan, Afghanistan  Sign Cooperative Agreements

October 24,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that the Afghan and Uzbek sectoral agencies have signed two cooperation agreements.
A statement from the ministry’s press office said ...

Rahmani in Pakistan to Discuss Ways to Enhance Bilateral Relations

Rahmani in Pakistan to Discuss Ways to Enhance Bilateral Relations

October 24,2020

ISLAMABAD - The speaker of the Lower House of the Parliament (Wolesi Jirga) Mir Rahman Rahmani, on Friday afternoon, arrived in Islamabad where he will meet with Pakistani officials ...

Nearly $800m Smuggled Out of Afghanistan: Saleh

Nearly $800m Smuggled Out of Afghanistan: Saleh

October 24,2020

KABUL - First vice-president Amarullah Saleh on Friday said nearly $800 million in cash was smuggled out of the country last year.
Saleh, who also has taken charge of Kabul security ...

Afghanistan Records 61 New Cases in Past 24 Hours: COVID-19

Afghanistan Records 61 New Cases in Past 24 Hours: COVID-19

October 24,2020

KABUL, Afghanistan – The country has recorded 61 new positive cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Public Health reported...

Baghlan Civil, Military Spheres Being Reformed: Ghani

Baghlan Civil,  Military Spheres  Being Reformed: Ghani

October 24,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has said fundamental reforms are being brought to the civil and military sectors of northern Baghlan province to improve their efficiency...

SIGAR Finds Almost $19 Billion Lost to ‘Waste, Fraud and Abuse’

SIGAR Finds Almost $19 Billion  Lost to ‘Waste, Fraud and Abuse’

October 21,2020

KABUL - Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in their most recent report that as of December 19, US Congress appropriated nearly $134 billion since ...

Afghan National Security Adviser Warns of Civil War as US Troops Leave

Afghan National Security  Adviser Warns of Civil War as US Troops Leave

October 21,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib has warned that the country is facing real threat of civil war as US withdraws its troops...

NATO Affirms Financial Support to Afghan Forces Through 2024

NATO Affirms Financial Support to Afghan Forces Through 2024

October 21,2020

KABUL, Afghanistan – NATO Allies and partners reiterated their commitment to provide financial support to the Afghan security forces through 2024, after attending the plenary ...

Lack of Accurate Statistics Undermines Public Trust: Afghan VP

Lack of Accurate Statistics  Undermines Public Trust: Afghan VP

October 21,2020

KABUL - Lack of accurate and reliable statistics undermines public trust in the government, Afghan Second Vice President Sarwar Danish ...

Pakistan Calls for Dignified Return of Afghan Refugees

Pakistan Calls for Dignified Return of Afghan Refugees

October 21,2020

PESHAWAR - Pakistan and the United Nations have conferred the Afghan peace process and the dignified return of refugees to their homeland...

NATO Ministers to Discuss Afghan Peace Talks

NATO Ministers to  Discuss Afghan Peace Talks

October 20,2020

KABUL - NATO defense ministers will meet in Brussels this week to discuss the Afghan mission and the ongoing ...

UN Secretary General Condemns Ghor Attack

UN Secretary General  Condemns Ghor Attack

October 20,2020

GHOR - UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday strongly condemned the attack in Ghor province on Sunday that killed and wounded dozens of civilians...

Rouhani: Solution to Afghanistan’s Problems Inter-Afghan Political Talks

Rouhani: Solution to Afghanistan’s Problems Inter-Afghan Political Talks

October 20,2020

TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that it is important that the people of Afghanistan achieve a real peace to preserve their successes after years of war ...

People of Afghanistan Consider Pakistan as Their Second Home, Says Hekmatyar

People of Afghanistan  Consider Pakistan as Their Second Home, Says Hekmatyar

October 20,2020

ISLAMABAD - Former Afghan prime minister and Hezb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has said that the people of Afghanistan consider Pakistan as their second home...

Taliban Continue War Despite Prisoners’ Release: ARG

Taliban Continue War Despite  Prisoners’ Release: ARG

October 20,2020

KABUL - The Presidential Palace on Monday said the Afghan government released thousands of Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture, but the militants continued the war in the country...

Trump’s NSA Says Thousands of US Forces Will Remain in Afghanistan Beyond Christmas

Trump’s NSA Says Thousands of US Forces Will Remain in Afghanistan  Beyond Christmas

October 18,2020

WASHINGTON - US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien said Friday that 2,500 American soldiers will remain in Afghanistan beyond Christmas, dismissing US President ...

11m Afghans Need Urgent Food Assistance

11m Afghans Need  Urgent Food Assistance

October 18,2020

KABUL - Eleven million Afghans, including 3.5 million children, are in urgent need of emergency food assistance, a coalition civil society groups says...

VP Saleh Says Will Directly Look after Kabul Security for Some Weeks

VP Saleh Says Will Directly Look after  Kabul Security for Some Weeks

October 18,2020

KABUL - As crimes rise in Afghan capital Kabul, First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Friday he would directly look after the city’s security for some ...

300 Taliban Fighters Killed in Helmand Battle: Governor

300 Taliban Fighters Killed in  Helmand Battle: Governor

October 18,2020

HELMAND - At least 300 Taliban fighters have been killed in battle against Afghan security forces over the past one week in southern Helmand province, its governor said ...