Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, June 27th, 2019

‘Real Peace Process’ Taking Place in Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

‘Real Peace Process’ Taking Place in Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

June 27,2019

The NATO chief says the international community is closer to a peace deal more than ever. . .

China Offers to Play Guarantor Role to Any Peace Agreement

China Offers to Play Guarantor Role to Any Peace Agreement

June 27,2019

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) on Wednesday met with China's Special Envoy for Afghanistan Deng Xijun in Kabul and discussed matters related to peace and stability ...

China Offers to Play Guarantor Role to Any Peace Agreement

China Offers to Play Guarantor Role to Any Peace Agreement

June 27,2019

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) on Wednesday met with China's Special Envoy for Afghanistan Deng Xijun in Kabul and discussed matters related to peace and stability ...

Group Set Up to Promote Rights of Terror Victims

Group Set Up to Promote Rights of Terror Victims

June 27,2019

KABUL - Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism, Masood Karimipour of the United Nations Office ...

Ghani to Visit Pakistan in Bid to Step up Peace Effort

Ghani to Visit Pakistan in Bid to Step up Peace Effort

June 27,2019

KABUL - Ghani’s third visit since 2014 comes as efforts have intensified to reach a political settlement with the Taliban and end decades of war in Afghanistan, which has long ...

Afghanistan’s Opium Production Down by 25pc

Afghanistan’s Opium  Production Down by 25pc

June 27,2019

KABUL - Opium production fell last year in Afghanistan due to severe drought, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ...

Taliban’s Islamic Emirate is Not Acceptable: Khalili

Taliban’s Islamic Emirate  is Not Acceptable: Khalili

June 27,2019

KABUL - The Chairman of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council (HPC) Karim Khalili on Wednesday said that the return of the Taliban’s Islamic Emirate is not acceptable for the people of Afghanistan.

Peace Huddles Absent Afghan Govt Unproductive: Senators

Peace Huddles Absent Afghan Govt Unproductive: Senators

June 25,2019

KABUL - Some Meshrano Jirga or Senate members on Sunday said Afghan politicians’ conference in Pakistan was useless absent government representatives, while some ...

Islamabad Vowed Shift in its Afghan Policy: Politicians

Islamabad Vowed Shift in its Afghan Policy: Politicians

June 25,2019

An Afghan politician says the Pakistani leader asked them not to doubt Pakistan’s intention towards Afghanistan.
KABUL - Senior Afghan politicians ...

U.S., Taliban Aim to Firm up Date for Foreign Force Exit from Afghanistan

U.S., Taliban Aim to Firm up Date for Foreign Force Exit from Afghanistan

June 25,2019

KABUL - Upcoming peace talks between the United States and the Taliban will focus on working out a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops from Afghanistan and on ...

Efforts on for International Meeting on Afghan Peace in China

Efforts on for International Meeting on Afghan Peace in China

June 24,2019

KABUL - Efforts are underway for organizing an international meeting about the Afghan peace process in China where representatives of the US, Europe, Russia, India and neighboring ...

Next Round of US- Taliban Talks Will Begin on June 29: Khalilzad

Next Round of US- Taliban Talks Will Begin on June 29: Khalilzad

June 24,2019

Khalilzad says that he believes all sides want "rapid progress" in the peace process.
KABUL - The US Special Representative ...

Failed WJ Candidates Warn to Create Parallel Parliament

Failed WJ Candidates Warn to Create Parallel Parliament

June 24,2019

KABUL - Some unsuccessful Wolesi Jirga candidates on Sunday warned of creating ‘a parallel parliament’ in case the lawmakers failed to resolve the ongoing conflict over ...

Trafficking in Person: Afghanistan Downgraded to Tier 2 Watch List

Trafficking in Person:  Afghanistan Downgraded to Tier 2 Watch List

June 24,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan was downgraded to Tier 2 Watch List for not making significant effort to eliminate trafficking, but is making significant efforts to do so, the US State ...

Noor Suggests Holding a Referendum on Durand Line

Noor Suggests  Holding a Referendum  on Durand Line

June 24,2019

ISLAMABAD - Atta Mohammad Noor, the Chief Executive of Jamiat-e Islami party suggests that a referendum must be held to decide regarding the issue of the Durand line between...

Govt Officials’ Share in Mining Projects Illegal: Nehan

Govt Officials’ Share in Mining Projects Illegal: Nehan

June 24,2019

HEART CITY - The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) on Monday called parliament members and government officials’ shares in mining projects as illegal, saying ...

New Force to Curb Illegal Constructions in Kabul

New Force to Curb Illegal Constructions in Kabul

June 24,2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has formed a new force to deal with land grabbing, illegal buildings and constructions in capital Kabul, an official said on Sunday. ..

Lack of Spending Oversight Hampers Afghan Forces

Lack of Spending Oversight Hampers Afghan Forces

June 23,2019

The SIGAR report says that the US has not adequately involved the Afghans in key decisions and processes.
WASHINGOTN - A US watchdog says lack of ...

Activists Barred from Meeting People in Taliban-Controlled Areas

Activists Barred from Meeting People in  Taliban-Controlled Areas

June 23,2019

KABUL - The peace marchers who met with the Taliban earlier this month held a gathering in the city of Lashkargah in the southern Helmand province on Saturday, where they ...

2,000 Tons of Afghan Watermelon to be Exported to Azerbaijan

2,000 Tons of Afghan  Watermelon to be  Exported to Azerbaijan

June 23,2019

KABUL - The officials of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) reported that dozen tons of Afghan watermelon will be exported to Azerbaijan...

Qureshi Calls for Removal of Af-Pak Trust Deficit

Qureshi Calls for  Removal of Af-Pak  Trust Deficit

June 23,2019

KABUL - Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Saturday his country remains firmly committed to a peaceful, stable, united, democratic and prosperous Afghanistan...

Afghan Peace Conference Commences in Murree

Afghan Peace Conference Commences in Murree

June 23,2019

KABUL - Senior Afghan politicians are in Pakistan to attend a conference on promoting peace and reconciliation ...

US doing well in Afghanistan, claims Trump

US doing well in  Afghanistan, claims Trump

June 22,2019

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has said that members of his administration are not trying to push him into the US conflicts in Afghanistan and the Middle East but ...

Afghanistan to Face Japan in AFC Futsal Championship Final

Afghanistan to Face Japan in  AFC Futsal  Championship Final

June 22,2019

KABUL - The U20 National Futsal Team will enter the ground against Japan in the final match of the AFC U20 Futsal Championship with a high morale, the Afghanistan coach ...

US Envoy Chides Afghan MPs Over Speaker Row

US Envoy Chides Afghan MPs Over Speaker Row

June 22,2019

KABUL - US Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass said Washington was disappointed and concerned about the new Afghan Parliament failure to fulfill its responsibilities towards ...

UN to Taliban: Enter Direct Talks with Kabul

UN to Taliban: Enter Direct Talks with Kabul

June 22,2019

KABUL - “The common message to the Taliban is clear: Come to the table and negotiate directly with the Afghan government,” the top UN diplomat in Afghanistan said on Wednesday.. .

China Confirms Playing Host to Taliban in Beijing

China Confirms Playing  Host to Taliban in Beijing

June 22,2019

KABUL -  Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a daily news briefing that Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban representative in Qatar, and some of his colleagues ...

Afghanistan Not Safe for Refugees’ Return: Balkhi

Afghanistan Not Safe  for Refugees’ Return: Balkhi

June 22,2019

KABUL - The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on Thursday said migration from the country was not a solution, insisting the government was working to pave the way ...

Thousands of Afghans Waiting for Asylum Applications in India

Thousands of Afghans Waiting  for Asylum Applications in India

June 22,2019

Afghan refugees said India country is not their final destination as they are hoping to migrate to Europe.

Taliban Has Shown No Green Light for Intra-Afghan Dialogue

Taliban Has Shown No Green Light for Intra-Afghan Dialogue

June 20,2019

Afghanistan’s Second Vice President Sarwar Danish on Wednesday said that the Taliban insurgent group has not shown any green light for the intra-Afghan dialogue yet...

Khost Journalists Denied Access to Information

Khost Journalists Denied Access to Information

June 20,2019

KHOST CITY - A number of journalists in southeastern Khost province have blamed police and the governor’s house for noy sharing information with the media. . .

Afghanistan’s World Cup Campaign Descends into Chaos

Afghanistan’s  World Cup Campaign Descends into Chaos

June 20,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan cricket coach Phil Simmons on Wednesday took exception to his criticism and openly lashed out at chief selector Dawlat Ahmadzai after the minnows lost ...

Taliban Show No Sign of Willingness to Peace: Mobib

Taliban Show No Sign of Willingness to Peace: Mobib

June 20,2019

KABUL - National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mobib has said the Taliban show no sign of willingness to peace and reconciliation in the country, according to a statement on ...

Lawmakers Scuffle Over Disputed Speaker Election

Lawmakers Scuffle Over Disputed Speaker Election

June 20,2019

KABUL - Scuffles broke out in Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament between lawmakers as part of an ongoing dispute over the speaker position and led to suspension ...

US Seeks Peace Agreement, Not Withdrawal: Khalilzad

US Seeks Peace Agreement, Not Withdrawal: Khalilzad

June 20,2019

Khalilzad says that the US is seeking a “comprehensive peace agreement” with the Taliban. . .