Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, August 7th, 2020

Kabul to Host Global Conferences on Peace

Kabul to Host  Global Conferences on Peace

August 05,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Tuesday Afghanistan would host two events to strengthen regional and global consensus on the peace process...

Pompeo, Baradar Discuss Start of Intra-Afghan Talks

Pompeo, Baradar Discuss Start of  Intra-Afghan Talks

August 05,2020

DOHA - The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a video conference with the Taliban’s deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and discussed the start of the intra-Afghan ...

Ghani and Pakistan’s PM Discuss Peace Efforts, Other Issues of Bilateral Interest

Ghani and Pakistan’s PM Discuss Peace Efforts, Other Issues of Bilateral Interest

August 05,2020

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan’s Prime Minister discussed peace efforts and other issues of bilateral interest during a telephone conversation...

Despite Taliban Reaction, Loya Jirga Date Announced

Despite Taliban Reaction,  Loya Jirga Date Announced

August 03,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan's national television station, RTA, on Sunday in a tweet announced that a Loya Jirga will convene on August 7, 2020, and could last between 3-5 days...

Afghans Want Rail, Road Links with Pakistan

Afghans Want Rail, Road Links with Pakistan

August 03,2020

PESHAWAR - Afghan leaders and members of society are "very keen" on motorway and rail links with Pakistan, says the Chinese ambassador in Islamabad...

Lacking Ids, Orphans Deprived of Education in Herat

Lacking Ids, Orphans  Deprived of Education in Herat

August 03,2020

HERAT - More than 100 orphans in Herat who lost their parents in the war do not have identification cards. The government does not issue birth certificates to these children due ...

Pakistan Probing Sugar Exports to Afghanistan

Pakistan Probing Sugar  Exports to Afghanistan

August 03,2020

PESHAWAR - Pakistan’ Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is investigating sugar exports to Afghanistan, which led to a shortage of the commodity at home...

Kabul Says It Had Been Told by US That Talks Would Begin with Release of 4,600 Taliban Prisoners

Kabul Says It Had Been Told by US That Talks  Would Begin with Release of 4,600 Taliban Prisoners

August 03,2020

KABUL - Afghan government said on Monday that it had been told by the United States that peace talks with the Taliban would begin even if their 4,600 prisoners were released...

Prison Attack Ends but Jalalabad City Remains Under Total Lockdown

Prison Attack Ends but Jalalabad City  Remains Under Total Lockdown

August 03,2020

JALALABAD - Afghan security forces have brought the Jalalabad prison situation under control, but the streets of the city remain empty after a total lockdown was imposed...

Iran Arrests Pro-Taliban Afghans Who Waved Group’s Flag in Park

Iran Arrests Pro-Taliban Afghans  Who Waved Group’s Flag in Park

August 03,2020

TEHRAN - Iranian authorities have arrested a group of Afghans who waved a flag in celebration of Eid al-Adha in a park in Tehran.
MENAFM reported that Iranian intelligence ...

Second VP Danish Meets Deputy Chief of Mission of US Embassy

Second VP Danish Meets Deputy Chief of Mission of US Embassy

August 03,2020

KABUL - Second Vice President Sarwar Danish announced on Twitter that he met with Karen Decker, the deputy chief of mission of the US Embassy in Kabul on Sunday...

Iran Determined to Cement Ties with Afghanistan: President Rouhani

Iran Determined to Cement Ties with Afghanistan: President Rouhani

August 03,2020

TEHRAN – Iran’s President described peace in Afghanistan as peace and stability for the entire region, saying, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has always stood ...

Afghan Poet Suleiman Layeq Remembered

Afghan Poet Suleiman  Layeq Remembered

August 03,2020

KABUL - Afghan writers and other literary figures on Saturday reacted to the death of famed Afghan writer, poet and former politician, Suleiman Layeq who passed away ...

Presidents of Afghanistan and Uzbekistan Speak by Phone

Presidents of  Afghanistan and Uzbekistan   Speak by Phone

August 03,2020

KABUL - On August 02, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev had a conversation over the phone with President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ...

8% Drop in Growth Predicted for Afghan Economy: Report

8% Drop in Growth Predicted for Afghan Economy: Report

July 29,2020

KABUL - A new report by the Al-Beroni research institute predicts an 8.2% drop in Afghanistan’s economic growth this year.
According to a recent report published ...

Ghani: ‘10,708 ANDSF Killed and Wounded Since Feb. 29’

Ghani: ‘10,708 ANDSF Killed and  Wounded Since Feb. 29’

July 29,2020

KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday portrayed a grim picture of the situation in Afghanistan, saying that between February 29 and July 21 up 10,708 members of the ...

National Flag Day Celebrated in Afghanistan

National Flag Day  Celebrated in Afghanistan

July 29,2020

KABUL - The National Flag Day in Afghanistan is celebrated each year on Asad 07, coinciding with July 28...

Khalilzad in Norway Briefs Officials about Intra-Afghan Talks

Khalilzad in Norway  Briefs Officials about  Intra-Afghan Talks

July 29,2020

OSLO - The US peace envoy Khalilzad visited Oslo, Norway on July  25-27 and met with Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide and discussed the Afghan peace processes ...

DAB Rejects Its Cameras Went Off Due to Power Outage

DAB Rejects Its Cameras Went Off  Due to Power Outage

July 29,2020

KABUL - Da Afghanistan Bank (central bank) has rejected media reports regarding electricity blackout, saying some security cameras went off for some time due to a technical ...

Govt to Expose Officials, MPs Hiding Assets

Govt to Expose Officials,  MPs Hiding Assets

July 29,2020

KABUL - The government has warned high-ranking officials and Parliament members of exposing their names if they did not register assets, a statement said on Tuesday...

Atmar, Lyons Discuss Prisoner Swap, Truce

Atmar, Lyons Discuss  Prisoner Swap, Truce

July 28,2020

KABUL - Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Hanif Atmar and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan have discussed the prisoner swap and start ...

President Inspects Work on Kamal Khan Dam

President  Inspects Work on  Kamal Khan Dam

July 28,2020

ZARANJ - President Ashraf Ghani, who arrived here on Sunday, said the Kamal Khan Dam in southwestern Nimroz province would start collecting water soon and it would usher ...

NATO Urges Taliban for an Urgent Inter-Afghan Dialogue

NATO Urges Taliban for an Urgent Inter-Afghan Dialogue

July 28,2020

KABUL - The Taliban had agreed to enter into an inter-Afghan dialogue with the Afghan government and politicians after signing a peace pact with the United States in late ...

Taliban Political Chief Warns US to Withdraw as Per Doha Agreement

Taliban Political Chief Warns US to Withdraw as Per Doha Agreement

July 28,2020

DOHA - The Taliban’s political chief, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, warned on Sunday that the group “would make the necessary decisions” if the US failed ...

NSC Blames Taliban for High Civilian Casualty Toll Recorded in UN Report

NSC Blames Taliban for High Civilian  Casualty Toll Recorded in UN Report

July 28,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan’s Office of the National Security Council on Monday afternoon voiced its concerns over the high number of civilian casualties recorded in the first ...

Heading High-Level Team, Ghani Reaches Zaranj

Heading High-Level Team, Ghani Reaches Zaranj

July 27,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday arrived in northwestern Nimroz province at the head of a high-level delegation, his office said...

Beekeeping Industry Expanding in Afghanistan

Beekeeping Industry  Expanding in Afghanistan

July 27,2020

PUL-E-KHUMRI - "I can sell around 150 kilograms of honey annually and earn 150,000 afghani (1,948 U.S. dollars) to support my family," said Matiullah, a farmer ...

Khalilzad on New Trip to Press for Intra-Afghan Talks

Khalilzad on New Trip to  Press for Intra-Afghan Talks

July 27,2020

KABUL - The US's special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is traveling to press for intra-Afghan talks, the US State Department said on Saturday, and he plans to visit ...

Saudi to Construct 600 Schools in Afghanistan

Saudi to Construct 600 Schools in Afghanistan

July 27,2020

KABUL - Afghan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia on Sunday said the kingdom has approved construction of buildings for 600 schools in Afghanistan...

Inspector General’s Office Yet to Address Corruption Cases

Inspector General’s Office Yet to  Address Corruption Cases

July 27,2020

KABUL - Inspector General Ghezal Haris on Saturday said that her office has not managed to start its work in handling major corruption cases involving government officials. She cited a lack of legal framework as the main issue hindering ...

Taliban Reject UN Report on Ties with Al Qaeda

Taliban Reject UN Report on  Ties with Al Qaeda

July 27,2020

KABUL - The Taliban have again rejected a United Nations (UN) report regarding the group’s ties with Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups and vowed not to allow the use of Afghanistan’s ...

COVID-19 Latest: 121 of 741 Test Positive

COVID-19 Latest: 121 of 741 Test Positive

July 27,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health on Sunday reported 121 new positive cases of the coronavirus from 741samples tested over the last 24 hours...

KP Business Leaders Call for Withdrawal of Torkham Sops

KP Business Leaders  Call for Withdrawal of Torkham Sops

July 27,2020

PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-based business leaders have called for the withdrawal of standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the border town of Torkham to remove hurdles to Pakistan ...

Intra-Afghan Talks Never Been Closer: Khalilzad

Intra-Afghan Talks  Never Been Closer: Khalilzad

July 26,2020

KABUL - The US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation has blamed Iran for not properly supporting the Afghan peace process...

Russian, Iranian Envoys Talk Afghanistan

Russian, Iranian Envoys Talk  Afghanistan

July 26,2020

KABUL - Top Russian and Iranian diplomats have conferred on fresh developments in Afghanistan, a media report said on Saturday.
Iran’s ambassador Kazem ...