Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, July 20th, 2019

President Has Duty to Publish Transitional Justice Report: Samar

President Has Duty to Publish  Transitional Justice Report: Samar

July 20,2019

KABUL - Samar says that she submitted the report to both former president and the incumbent president but it was not published.
Former chairperson of Afghanistan Independent ....

Severity of War Behind Human Rights Violations

Severity of War Behind  Human Rights Violations

July 20,2019

KABUL - The newly appointed Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) chief on Thursday said the intensity of war in the country has restricted people’s access ...

Electoral Team in Power Campaigning on Public Funds: Study

Electoral Team in  Power Campaigning on Public Funds: Study

July 20,2019

KABUL - The findings of some civil society groups show that the electoral team currently in power has initiated some programs which can be assumed as election campaign on government funds ...

Four Members of Afghan Orchestra Missing in Slovakia

Four Members of Afghan Orchestra Missing in Slovakia

July 20,2019

KABUL - Police in Slovakia are searching for four members of Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra who went missing from their hotel after performing at a local festival ...

Ghani, Saudi Crown Prince Talk Afghan Peace Drive

Ghani, Saudi  Crown Prince Talk  Afghan Peace Drive

July 18,2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has held a telephonic conversation with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on security and the peace process...

Facilitating Trade Between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan

Facilitating Trade  Between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan

July 18,2019

Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The United States continued support to enhance cross-border trade and strengthen economic ties between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan at the “Facilitating ...

US Contributes $29m as Election Budget Finalised

US Contributes $29m as  Election Budget Finalised

July 18,2019

Bass says he is pleased that the election budget has been finalized and that the US will provide up to $29 million...

Pakistan-US Cooperation ‘Has Rekindled Hope’ for Afghan Peace

Pakistan-US Cooperation  ‘Has Rekindled Hope’ for Afghan Peace

July 18,2019

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan said Tuesday its cooperation in facilitating ongoing peace talks between the United States and the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan has led ...

Counterterrorism Efforts Must Continue in Afghanistan: Pentagon

Counterterrorism  Efforts Must Continue in Afghanistan: Pentagon

July 18,2019

The Pentagon’s report was published a day after Army Gen. Mark Milley warned against pulling US troops from Afghanistan ...

USAID Launches National Agricultural Education Conference

USAID Launches National  Agricultural Education Conference

July 18,2019

Kabul - USAID hosted the National Agriculture Education, Research, Extension and Economic Conference on July 15-17, 2019 to bring together experts to discuss current issues in agricultural ...

Taliban Force Swedish Charity to Close Dozens of Afghan Health Centers

Taliban Force Swedish  Charity to Close Dozens of  Afghan Health Centers

July 18,2019

KABUL - Taliban militants have forced a Swedish charity to close dozens of health centers in a central Afghan province, accusing it of failing to provide safety to civilians ...

2014 Election Scenario Repeat Unacceptable: Abdullah

2014 Election Scenario Repeat Unacceptable: Abdullah

July 16,2019

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has said a repetition of the 2014 presidential election scenario is unacceptable and no government institution ...

Over 590 Civilians Killed in Pro-Govt Forces Operations: AIHRC

Over 590 Civilians Killed in Pro-Govt  Forces Operations: AIHRC

July 16,2019

KABUL - New figures by Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) indicate that 596 civilians were killed and 1,892 others were wounded in pro-government forces ...

False Accusers to be Dealt with Harshly, Says Danish

False Accusers to be Dealt with Harshly, Says Danish

July 16,2019

KABUL - Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danish said if sexual harassment allegations against government institutions were proved, the perpetrators would be dealt with harshly otherwise ...

Constitution Your War Bounty, French Envoy Tells Afghans

Constitution Your War Bounty, French Envoy Tells Afghans

July 16,2019

KABUL - French ambassador to Afghanistan David Martinon on Sunday said a dialogue has started between Afghans for the first time and they believed reconciliation was possible ...

2014 Election Scenario Repeat Unacceptable: Abdullah

2014 Election Scenario Repeat Unacceptable: Abdullah

July 16,2019

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has said a repetition of the 2014 presidential election scenario is unacceptable and no government institution ...

Over 590 Civilians Killed in Pro-Govt Forces Operations: AIHRC

Over 590 Civilians Killed in Pro-Govt  Forces Operations: AIHRC

July 16,2019

KABUL - New figures by Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) indicate that 596 civilians were killed and 1,892 others were wounded in pro-government forces ...

New Multi-Billion Dollar Gov’t Complex Inaugurate

New Multi-Billion Dollar Gov’t Complex Inaugurate

July 15,2019

In line with President Ghani’s modernization drive, new administrative complex in Kabul would house 27 public offices ...

Nuristani Says Govt, Donors Have Assured to Fund Elections

Nuristani Says Govt, Donors Have Assured  to Fund Elections

July 15,2019

KABUL - The chairperson of the Independent Election Commission, Hawa Alam Nuristani, on Sunday said the Afghan government and the international community have committed ...

Senate Delays Summer Break to Approve Election Budget

Senate Delays Summer Break to Approve Election Budget

July 15,2019

KABUL - The Meshrano Jirga or Senate on Sunday delayed its summer recess in order to approve the half year’s budget, including the budget for presidential election...

Qayumi Criticized for ‘Back-to-Back’ Foreign Trips

Qayumi Criticized for ‘Back-to-Back’ Foreign Trips

July 15,2019

KABUL - A number of MPs in the Afghan parliament criticized the acting finance minister Mohammad Humayun Qayumi for “back-to-back” foreign trips and for ...

Future Political Arrangement to Make Key Part of Upcoming Talks

Future Political  Arrangement to Make Key Part of Upcoming Talks

July 15,2019

Critics said the type of the future government is a key issue which should be discussed in upcoming negotiations ...

Pistachio Yield Slumps by 76pc in Samangan

Pistachio Yield Slumps  by 76pc in Samangan

July 15,2019

AIBAK - The pistachio yield has decreased by 76 percent in northern Samangan province this year, local officials said on Sunday.
Mohammad Rahman Arghandiwal, the director ...

Cold Storage Facility is Critical to Afghan Export Market

Cold Storage Facility is  Critical to Afghan Export Market

July 15,2019

KABUL - A new USAID-funded cold storage facility at Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) will enable exporters to increase shipments of perishable fresh fruits ...

Trilateral Meeting Agree to Step UP Efforts for Peace in Afghanistan

Trilateral Meeting  Agree to Step UP Efforts for  Peace in Afghanistan

July 14,2019

KABUL - America, Russia and China during exchanged views on the current situation and joint efforts for realizing a political settlement to advance peace, stability ...

Taliban Wants Japan to Serve as a Guarantor in US Troop Pullout

Taliban Wants Japan to Serve as a Guarantor in  US Troop Pullout

July 14,2019

Taliban says a possible peace deal will be implemented after the US begins pulling its forces out of Afghanistan.
KABUL - Amid the acceleration of efforts for ending ...

Experts Discuss Ways to Protect Historic Relics at Mes Ainak

Experts Discuss Ways to Protect  Historic Relics at Mes Ainak

July 14,2019

KABUL - Archeologists on Saturday discussed a safest digging process and protection of historic relics around the Mes Ainak Copper mine in central Logar province and would soon ...

Ghani Orders Probe into Nangarhar Suicide Bombing

Ghani Orders  Probe into Nangarhar  Suicide Bombing

July 14,2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah, condemning a suicide blast at a wedding ceremony in eastern Nangarhar province ...

‘40 Rebels Held in Kandahar Before Entering Pakistan’

‘40 Rebels Held in Kandahar Before Entering Pakistan’

July 14,2019

KANDAHAR CITY - Intelligence forces arrested 40 militants involved in terrorist activities in several provinces when they wanted to travel to Pakistan from southern Kandahar ...

4 Taliban Killed in Farah Airstrike

4 Taliban Killed  in Farah Airstrike

July 14,2019

FARAH CITY - Four Taliban militants have been killed in an airstrike in western Farah province, police said on Saturday, but another source said the dead included two children...

US Service Member Killed in Afghanistan: RS

US Service Member  Killed in Afghanistan: RS

July 14,2019

KABUL - A US service member was killed Saturday, July 13, in Afghanistan, NATO’s Resolute Support (RS) mission said without giving further details...

Peace Should be Inclusive : President ashraf ghani

Peace Should be Inclusive : President ashraf ghani

July 11,2019

Ghani says talks should take place between the government and the Taliban, because they are the two parties of the war.
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday ...

US Peace Envoy for Afghanistan Leaves for China

US Peace Envoy  for Afghanistan Leaves for China

July 11,2019

KABUL - The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, left Doha for Beijing on Tuesday en-route to Washington amid extensive talks with the Taliban...

Moscow Hopes Inter-Afghan Meeting in Doha to Lay Basis for Peace Agreement

Moscow Hopes Inter-Afghan Meeting in Doha to Lay Basis for Peace Agreement

July 11,2019

Moscow has repeatedly stressed that the inter-Afghan dialogue 'reflects the principle of an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process...

‘We are Not Leaving Until the Job is Done’: NATO’s SCR in Afghanistan

‘We are Not Leaving  Until the Job is Done’: NATO’s SCR in Afghanistan

July 11,2019

KABUL -The NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Sir Nicholas Kay has said the alliance will not leave Afghanistan until the job is done...