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UN Urges Warring Parties to Do More to Protect Civilians
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) remains concerned about the continuing heavy toll on civilians from the conflict taking place during the holy ...
UNICEF Seeks $7mn for Afghan Malnourished Children Treatment
KABUL - The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that children suffering from the most serious form of malnutrition may die in Afghanistan ...
New MoD Commander Warns Rebels to Stop War or Face Death
KABUL - New commander of the defense ministry’s Special Operations Corps– Lt. Gen. Mohammad Fareed Ahmadi on Saturday warned foreign insurgents to leave Afghanistan ...
Media Role Vital in Global Politics, Says Kyrgyzstan President
>BISHKEK - Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has termed the role of media vital and crucial in the global affairs and acknowledged that people observed things through media eyes. ..
Taliban’s Spring Offensive Has Failed
Khalid says Taliban and their foreign supporters have not been able “to change anything in Afghanistan”.
KABUL - Acting Defense Minister Assadullah ...
Terror Groups Key Obstacle to US-Taliban Talks: Pentagon
KABUL - The US Department of Defense has highlighted the presence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan as the key issue that would determine the fate of the ongoing talks between ...
Afghanistan Celebrates Warmup Win with Pride and Gunfire
KABUL - Afghanistan’s victory over Pakistan in a warmup match for the Cricket World Cup on Friday was greeted with prolonged volleys of celebratory gunfire and prompted ...
Khalilzad Briefs US Lawmakers on Afghan Peace Talks
Initial rounds of talks have yielded mixed results, and violence has been on the rise in Afghanistan, with the Taliban expanding their hold in the country...
IEC Asked to Reverse Decision on Use of Biometric System
KABUL - In reaction to a recent decision by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on not using biometric system in parts of the electoral process, a number of presidential ...
Ghani Congratulates Modi on Massive Indian Election Win
KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Thursday congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his party’s massive victory in the general elections...
Moscow to Host Meeting on Afghanistan
The meeting will be held on May 27 to commemorate the 100 years of Afghanistan-Russia relations.
KABUL - A number of Afghan politicians ...
Need for Inclusive Strategy to Eradicate Corruption Underlined
KABUL - Transparency Afghanistan (TA) and Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) , in a joint statement, called for establishment of an independent commission and a comprehensive ...
New British Envoy Pledges Support to Stable, Democratic Afghanistan
KABUL - The new British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Alison Blake, has presented her credentials to President Ashraf Ghani, according to a statement on Thursday...
Wolesi Jirga Again Fails to Resolve Speaker Row
KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga or lower house on Thursday again failed to resolve the dispute over the speaker election for a fifth day.
On May 16, lawmakers Mir Rahman Rahmani ...
Speaker Election: WJ to Announce Decision Today
KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of Parliament is expected to announce a decision about the dispute over its speaker’s election house today after the assessment ...
Fall in Afghani Value Against Dollar ‘Unprecedented’
KABUL - The value of Afghani against dollar has dropped by three percent in the local foreign exchange market over the past three months despite that the Central Bank ...
EU Envoy Meets Mullah Baradar in Qatar
KABUL - European Union Special Envoy for Afghanistan Roland Kobia has met Taliban’s political office head Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Qatar...
New World Bank Building Signals Strong Commitment to Afghanistan
KABUL - The World Bank Group (WBG) inaugurated the new building for its Afghanistan Country Office in Kabul today, signaling its long-term commitment to the people of Afghanistan...
Afghanistan, Terrorism Figure Tops Sushma Swaraj’s Speech at SCO Meet
Sushma Swaraj, the Minister of External Affairs, reiterated India's commitment in securing peace and security in war-ravaged Afghanistan as she addressed the Shanghai Cooperation ...
OSCE Head Discusses Situation in Afghanistan with Turkmenistan
Ashgabat - The Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan hosted a meeting with OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák ...
About 185,000 Afghan Refugees Return Home in 2019
KABUL - About 185,000 Afghan refugees have returned from Pakistan, Iran and European Union states since the beginning of this year, United Nations migration agency ...
Explosion Rocks Ghazni City; Three Killed
GHAZNI CITY - An explosion rocked Ghazni city on Wednesday afternoon after security forces ordered an explosive-laden vehicle to stop, but the driver refused to do ...
Russia Raises Alarm about Extremist Militants in Afghanistan
MOSCOW - Alexander Bortnikov, chief of the main Russian intelligence agency FSB, said on a visit to Tajikistan on Tuesday that some 5,000 fighters of an ISIS extremist ...
Balkh Commercial Firms, Traders offer Discounted Food Items
MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Commercial firms and traders have announced a $50 discount in each ton of food items for Ramadan month in northern Balkh province, officials said on Tuesday. ..
3.5 Million Afghans Displaced Since 2012: IOM
Afghans were displaced due to armed conflict, generalized violence and human rights violations, IOM says. . .
US President May Pardon Soldiers Accused of War Crimes
According to the officials, Trump administration had made expedited requests this week for paperwork needed to pardon the troops on or around Memorial Day. . .
Chinese FM: Peace Has Never Been Closer for Afghanistan
China has never interfered in Afghanistan's internal affairs, Wang said, adding that his country is willing to continue to play a constructive role for Afghan peace. . .
Jailed for Killing Afghan Citizen, US Soldier Freed After 8 Years
WASHINGTON - Convicted of killing an Afghan citizen, a US soldier has been freed from a military correctional facility on Fort Leavenworth in northeastern Kansas ...
Poor Quality Work Maintained on Kandahar-Spin Boldak Road
KANDAHAR CITY - Provincial council members of southern Kandahar province say the Kandahar-Spin Boldak road construction is ongoing in violation of the contract, alleging ...
Atmar Offers President Ghani to Head a Caretaker Govt
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani’s former National Security Advisor and a leading presidential candidate Mohammad Hanif Atmar at a gathering on Monday called ...
UN Stresses on Persistent Anti-Corruption Efforts in Afghanistan
KABUL - Continued focus and effort are essential for building on the progress made in implementing Afghanistan’s anti-corruption strategy, finds a new United ...
People Want Peace with Dignity: AIHRC
MAZAR-I-SHARIF - The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in northern Balkh province says the people want honourable and durable peace in the country...
IEC Rejects UN Proposal for Upcoming Elections
KABUL - Afghanistan’s IEC on Monday rejected the UN proposal of delaying the provincial councils and Ghazni parliamentary ...
Afghan Working Women Still Face Perils at Home and Office
KABUL - Minutes before Mena Mangal, a prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser, was shot dead by two men in Kabul, she had slammed the door of her ...
3 Attackers Shot Dead by Kandahar Police
KANDAHAR CITY - Police in southern Kandahar province have killed three attackers after a clash...