Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, January 15th, 2021

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 ...

MPs Accuse Govt of Breaking the Law by Using Acting Ministers

MPs Accuse Govt  of Breaking the  Law by Using  Acting Ministers

January 11,2021

KABUL - Lawmakers on Saturday cried foul and accused government of violating the Constitution after allowing four nominated ministers and the nominated head of the Central Bank to continue ...

Govt Spokesman Killed in Kabul Explosion

Govt Spokesman Killed in Kabul  Explosion

January 11,2021

KABUL - At least three people including the spokesman for the Afghan Public Protection Force (APPF) were killed in an early morning explosion in Kabul city, police confirmed...

Khalili to Visit Pakistan from Jan 11-13

Khalili to Visit  Pakistan from Jan 11-13

January 11,2021

KABUL - Hezb-i-Wahdati Islami leader Karim Khalili alongside his delegation will be visiting Pakistan from January 11 to 13, a statement from Pakistan Foreign Ministry said on Sunday. ...

Air Pollution Kills 5,000 in Afghanistan in A Year: Ministry

Air Pollution Kills 5,000 in  Afghanistan in A Year: Ministry

January 10,2021

KABUL - As many as 5,000 people have lost their lives due to air pollution-related diseases in the country in 2020--2,900 of them due to respiratory diseases and 2,073 people due ...

‘Legal, Diplomatic Channels Being Used to Address Journalists’ Problems’

‘Legal, Diplomatic Channels Being Used to Address Journalists’ Problems’

January 10,2021

KABUL - Acting Minister of Information and Cultural Affairs Tahir Zuhair says efforts being made to resolve contemporary issues and challenges faced by journalists, a statement said ....

Three Suspects Arrested for Yousuf Rashid’s Assassination

Three Suspects Arrested for Yousuf Rashid’s Assassination

January 10,2021

KABUL - Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the assassination of Yousuf Rashid, CEO of Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA), the Ministry of Interior ...

Ariana Afghan Airlines Reports $3.4M Profit in 2020

Ariana Afghan  Airlines Reports  $3.4M Profit in 2020

January 10,2021

KABUL - The Ariana Afghan Airlines reported nearly $3.4 million profit in last year despite COVID-19 crisis, officials of the government-owned company said...

Afghanistan Reports 84 New COVID-19 Cases in 24 Hours

Afghanistan Reports 84 New  COVID-19 Cases in 24 Hours

January 10,2021

KABUL - Ministry of Public Health reported Saturday, that out of 1,003 samples, 84 cases have turned positive in the last 24 hours.
At least 213,207 people have so far been ...

Reconciliation Council Leadership Approves Guideline for Talks

Reconciliation Council Leadership Approves Guideline for Talks

January 10,2021

KABUL - The leadership committee of the High Council for National Reconciliation in their fourth meeting on Saturday approved the guideline for the ongoing peace negotiations between ...

Turkmenistan Preparing to Send Delegation to Afghanistan

Turkmenistan Preparing to  Send Delegation to Afghanistan

January 10,2021

ASHGABAT - Turkmenistan is preparing for a working trip of its delegation to Afghanistan, Trend reports with reference to the State News Agency of Turkmenistan ...

Atmar, Khalilzad Discuss Afghan Peace Process: MFA

Atmar, Khalilzad Discuss  Afghan Peace Process: MFA

January 09,2021

KABUL - Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Afghan foreign minister discusses Afghan peace process and latest development with US special envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay ...

Ghani Says Will Transfer Power Legally

Ghani Says Will  Transfer Power Legally

January 09,2021

NANGARHAR - SAfghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday he will transfer power to his successor in accordance with the law.
“Will you accept interruption ...

Five Countries Call on Iran to Provide Explanation on Downing Ukrainian Plane

Five Countries Call on Iran to Provide Explanation on Downing Ukrainian Plane

January 09,2021

Ukraine, Afghanistan, Canada, Sweden, and the United Kingdom have called on Iran to urgently provide a full and comprehensive explanation on downing the Ukrainian International ...

China ‘Unaware’ of Any Afghan Deportation of Chinese on Spying Charges: Report

China ‘Unaware’ of Any Afghan Deportation of Chinese on Spying Charges: Report

January 09,2021

China is unaware of the deportation of Chinese nationals from Afghanistan on spying charges said Hua Chunying a foreign ministry spokeswoman on Thursday to Reuters...

UN Secretary-General Appoints Mette Knudsen as His New Deputy Special Representative (Political) for Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Appoints Mette Knudsen as His New Deputy Special Representative (Political) for Afghanistan

January 09,2021

NEW YORK - Mette Knudsen was appointed today by the Secretary-General as his new Deputy Special Representative (Political) for Afghanistan in the United Nations Assistance ...

RSF Calls on Afghan Govt to Protect Journalists

RSF Calls on Afghan Govt to Protect Journalists

January 09,2021

KABUL - Reporters Without Borders on Thursday called for the Afghan government to make every effort to protect media workers in Afghanistan...

India to Chair UNSC’s Crucial Taliban Sanctions Committee

India to Chair UNSC’s Crucial Taliban Sanctions Committee

January 09,2021

India will chair the UN Security Council’s crucial Taliban and Libya sanctions, and counter-terrorism committee, Indian Representative to the UN said...

Negotiators Leave for Qatar to Resume Talks

Negotiators Leave for  Qatar to Resume Talks

January 06,2021

DOHA - The negotiating team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on Tuesday left Kabul for Doha where they will resume the second round of peace negotiations that are expected ...

Covid-19 Impact: Hundreds of Projects Stall in Parwan

Covid-19 Impact: Hundreds of  Projects Stall in Parwan

January 06,2021

CHARIKAR - Hundreds of projects could not be implemented in central Parwan province this year as a result of reallocation of budgets to fund the government’s measures ...

UNAMA Welcomes Second Round of Peace Negotiations

UNAMA Welcomes Second Round of  Peace Negotiations

January 06,2021

DOHA - UNAMA on Tuesday welcomed the return of negotiators to Doha and the organization looks forward to a speedy resumption of talks between the negotiating teams...

Rahmani Decries Drastic Changes in Govt Staffing, Institutions

Rahmani Decries  Drastic Changes in Govt Staffing, Institutions

January 06,2021

KABUL - Mir Rahman Rahmani, the Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga, or the Afghan house of representatives, on Monday, called on the Afghan government to swiftly stop the process of drastically eliminating jobs or changing government institutions ...

Ghani Assures Armed Forces of Continued Inclusive Support

Ghani Assures Armed Forces of  Continued Inclusive Support

January 06,2021

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani said that the Afghan government is committed to peace that ensures justice and protects the rights of citizens...

Iran to Export Rail Track to Afghanistan

Iran to Export Rail  Track to Afghanistan

January 06,2021

TEHRAN - Iran has signed a contract with Afghan Railway Company to export railway track to Afghanistan. ...