Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, January 25th, 2021

Doing Away with The Republic Would Cost Afghanistan Dearly: Ghani

Doing Away with The Republic Would Cost Afghanistan Dearly: Ghani

January 25,2021

KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Sunday that any interruption in the Republic governing system would come at a great cost to the country especially as it currently ...

Afghanistan Seeks Saudi Support for Ceasefire

Afghanistan Seeks Saudi Support for Ceasefire

January 25,2021

KABUL - Afghanistan has urged the Saudi government to play a proactive role in achieving a lasting ceasefire in the war-torn ...

Abdullah Optimistic About Peace Talks Despite Taliban Violence

Abdullah Optimistic About Peace Talks Despite  Taliban Violence

January 25,2021

KABUL - Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, on Saturday said he remains optimistic about the outcome of the ongoing peace negotiations ...

Ghani Fires Finance Minister, Appoints Caretaker to The Position

Ghani Fires Finance Minister, Appoints Caretaker to  The Position

January 24,2021

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday dismissed finance minister Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal from his post and approved a new acting minister, said the Administrative Office ...

Pact Binding Govt Organs to Use Domestic Products Signed

Pact Binding Govt Organs to Use  Domestic Products Signed

January 24,2021

KABUL - An agreement was signed on Saturday between the National Procurement Authority (NPA) and the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries, binding all government departments ...

US Can’t Prove Taliban-Moscow Links: Kabulov

US Can’t Prove Taliban-Moscow Links: Kabulov

January 24,2021

KABUL - The Biden administration’s attempts to find links between Moscow and the Taliban would not succeed, says Russia.
In June, a major US newspaper reported ...

Taliban Indoctrinating ‘Minors’ to Commit Violent Acts: Saleh

Taliban Indoctrinating ‘Minors’ to Commit Violent Acts: Saleh

January 24,2021

KABUL - First Vice President Amrullah Saleh urges all Afghan families not to hand over their children to anyone or any group under the guise of religious education...

Khalilzad to Stay as US Special Envoy for Now

Khalilzad to Stay as  US Special Envoy for Now

January 24,2021

KABUL - The new US government would retain Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad as its envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation for the time being, CNN reported on Saturday...

Sullivan Makes Clear US’s Intention to Review Deal with Taliban

Sullivan Makes Clear  US’s Intention to Review Deal with Taliban

January 24,2021

KABUL - The United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke with his Afghan counterpart Hamdullah Mohib regarding the US commitment to the US-Afghan partnership ...

No Significant Progress in Doha Talks in Past 9 Days

No Significant Progress in Doha Talks in Past 9 Days

January 23,2021

DOHA - No significant progress has been made over the past nine days between the peace negotiators from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban about the agenda of the talks. ...

NATO Stands Ready to Adjust Its Presence in Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

NATO Stands Ready to Adjust Its Presence in Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

January 23,2021

BRUSSEL - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reiterated NATO Support toward Afghan peace process ...

US VP: No ‘Major Attack’ Since Troops in Afghanistan

US VP: No ‘Major Attack’ Since Troops in Afghanistan

January 20,2021

WASHINGTON - US Vice President Mike Pence in an address to soldiers who returned from Afghanistan said because of their "service in Afghanistan, there has not been another major...

Meshrano Jirga Urges Biden to Reconsider US Policies on Afghanistan

Meshrano Jirga Urges Biden to  Reconsider US Policies on  Afghanistan

January 20,2021

KABUL - Meshrano Jirga (Upper House of Parliament) members on Tuesday called on US President-elect Joe Biden to reconsider US policies on Afghanistan that were ...

MPs Seek Meeting with Ghani to Discuss Budget

MPs Seek Meeting with Ghani to Discuss Budget

January 20,2021

KABUL - A group of lawmakers has sought a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani to find a solution to the budget plan dispute that has been ongoing for a month now...

Govt to Facilitate Ghazni Elections, Says Ghani

Govt to Facilitate  Ghazni Elections, Says Ghani

January 18,2021

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has said the government is committed to the principle of election in the country and would facilitate provincial council, district council ...

Gunmen Kill 2 Female Judges in Kabul

Gunmen Kill 2 Female Judges in Kabul

January 18,2021

KABUL - Gunmen opened fire on a vehicle in Kabul around 830am on Sunday, Kabul police reported, and two female judges of the Supreme Court were killed and two other people--the driver ...

First Round of National Anti-Polio Drive Launched

First Round of National  Anti-Polio Drive Launched

January 18,2021

KABUL - The first round of a nationwide anti-polio campaign was launched on Sunday, targeting 9.9 million children below five years of age, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) ...

Negotiators Meet US Envoy as They Push to Finalize Talks Agenda

Negotiators Meet US Envoy as They Push to Finalize Talks Agenda

January 17,2021

DOHA - Negotiators from both sides of the peace negotiations held meetings with the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in Doha ...

Afghanistan Is Not a Dar-Ul-Harb (House of War), but Taliban Continue Killing Afghans

Afghanistan Is Not a Dar-Ul-Harb (House of War), but Taliban Continue Killing Afghans

January 17,2021

KABUL - Despite the Taliban and religious scholars insist that under Islamic law Afghanistan is not a Dar-ul-Harb (house of war), Taliban continue fighting Afghan government and ...

Wolesi Jirga Again Rejects 2021 Budget

Wolesi Jirga Again  Rejects 2021 Budget

January 17,2021

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday once again rejected the 1400 solar year budget with a majority of votes over government’s failure to correct flaws and make changes ...

‘Digital Silk Road’ on Track as Afghanistan and Turkmenistan Connect

‘Digital Silk Road’ on Track as Afghanistan and Turkmenistan Connect

January 17,2021

KABUL - Thursday marked another milestone in Afghanistan’s modern history when President Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the new fiber optic connection between Turkmenistan and ...

NSA Warns of Taliban’s Intent to ‘Seize Power’ Once Foreign Troops Leave

NSA Warns of Taliban’s Intent to ‘Seize Power’ Once Foreign Troops Leave

January 17,2021

KABUL - National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib said on Friday the Taliban wants to seize power by forcing the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan...

Afghans Fear Losing Gains in Women’s Rights in Peace

Afghans Fear Losing Gains in Women’s Rights in Peace

January 17,2021

KABUL - Afghanistan finds itself in a state between hope and fear–hope that the peace negotiations will finally put an end to the conflict, and fear that these negotiations ...

You Fight but Your Leaders Live in Peace: Mohib to Taliban

You Fight but Your Leaders  Live in Peace: Mohib to Taliban

January 13,2021

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib has called on Taliban fighters not to sacrifice their lives for their leaders who were based abroad and had no concern for ...

Some Govt Organs Create Problems for Traders: ACCI

Some  Govt Organs  Create Problems for Traders: ACCI

January 13,2021

>KABUL - Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) members say some figures in government organs create problems for traders, which complicates ACCI activities.

War Against Afghan Govt, People Illegitimate: Egypt

War Against Afghan Govt,  People Illegitimate: Egypt

January 13,2021

KABUL - Egyptian Ambassador Ahmad MahmoodEsmaelUsman has stressed the need for enhancing bilateral relations with Afghanistan and termed the ongoing violence and conflict against ...

Pakistan Committed to Peaceful, Stable Afghanistan

Pakistan Committed to Peaceful, Stable  Afghanistan

January 13,2021

KABUL - Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reiterated Pakistan’s consistent support for a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan ...

Wolesi Jirga Defiant on Not Approving 2021 Budget

Wolesi Jirga Defiant on  Not Approving 2021 Budget

January 12,2021

KABUL - Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday warned of not approving the 2021 draft budget until balance in provincial allocations is maintained and new ministers-designate are introduced ...

Iran, Afghanistan Agree to Develop Intl. Railway Link: MP

Iran, Afghanistan Agree to  Develop Intl. Railway Link: MP

January 12,2021

TEHRAN – Spokesperson for Iranian Parliament Civil Commission announced the approval of a draft agreement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Afghanistan on international ...

Ghani: Civilian Deaths Caused by Taliban’s ‘Use of Houses’

Ghani: Civilian Deaths Caused by Taliban’s ‘Use of Houses’

January 12,2021

NIMROZ - Two days after an airstrike in Nimroz reportedly killed 18 civilians--all members of one family--President Ashraf Ghani sent a message of condolence to the families ...

Some Peace Negotiators Still to Return to Doha: Sources

Some Peace Negotiators Still to Return to Doha: Sources

January 12,2021

DOHA - Sources in Qatar said that some members of the Taliban’s negotiating team, including their chief negotiator Shaikh Abdul Hakim Haqqani, have not traveled ...

38 Taliban Killed in Airstrikes in Farah and Nimroz

38 Taliban Killed in Airstrikes in  Farah and Nimroz

January 12,2021

FARAH - At least 29 Taliban militants were killed and seven others wounded in airstrikes by Afghan forces in western Farah province, the Afghan army said Monday....

Social Distancing Not Observed at Torkham Crossing: Commuters

Social Distancing Not Observed at Torkham Crossing: Commuters

January 12,2021

JALALABAD - Passengers at the Torkham crossing in eastern Nangarhar province say Covid-19 test is mandatory for them but social distancing and other precautions are not observed ...

20pc of Afghans to Get Electronic ID Cards Next Year

20pc of Afghans to Get  Electronic ID Cards Next Year

January 11,2021

KABUL - The National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) on Sunday said 1.7 million electronic identity cards have so far been issued and around 20 percent of the ...

Ghani Meets with Turkmen Delegation

Ghani Meets  with Turkmen  Delegation

January 11,2021

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani met with high-ranking officials from Turkmenistan on Saturday where both sides discussed an array of issues including regional connectivity projects and ...