Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, May 26th, 2019

UN Urges Warring Parties to Do More to Protect Civilians

UN Urges Warring  Parties to Do More to  Protect Civilians

May 26,2019

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

UNICEF Seeks $7mn  for Afghan Malnourished Children Treatment

May 26,2019

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

New MoD  Commander Warns Rebels to Stop  War or Face Death

May 26,2019

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

Media Role Vital in Global  Politics, Says Kyrgyzstan President

May 26,2019

>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

Taliban’s Spring  Offensive Has Failed

May 26,2019

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

Terror Groups Key Obstacle  to US-Taliban Talks: Pentagon

May 26,2019

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

Afghanistan Celebrates  Warmup Win with Pride  and Gunfire

May 26,2019

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

Khalilzad Briefs US Lawmakers on Afghan Peace Talks

May 25,2019

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

IEC Asked to Reverse Decision on Use of  Biometric System

May 25,2019

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

Ghani Congratulates Modi on Massive Indian Election Win

May 25,2019

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

Moscow to Host  Meeting on Afghanistan

May 25,2019

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

Need for Inclusive Strategy to  Eradicate Corruption Underlined

May 25,2019

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

New British Envoy Pledges Support  to Stable, Democratic Afghanistan

May 25,2019

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

Wolesi Jirga Again Fails to  Resolve Speaker Row

May 25,2019

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

Speaker Election: WJ to Announce Decision Today

May 23,2019

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’

Fall in Afghani  Value Against Dollar ‘Unprecedented’

May 23,2019

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

EU Envoy Meets Mullah Baradar in Qatar

May 23,2019

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

New World Bank Building Signals Strong Commitment to Afghanistan

May 23,2019

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

Afghanistan, Terrorism Figure Tops Sushma Swaraj’s Speech at SCO Meet

May 23,2019

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

OSCE Head Discusses  Situation in Afghanistan  with Turkmenistan

May 23,2019

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

About 185,000 Afghan  Refugees Return Home in 2019

May 23,2019

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

Explosion  Rocks Ghazni City; Three Killed

May 23,2019

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

Russia Raises Alarm about Extremist  Militants in Afghanistan

May 22,2019

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

Balkh Commercial Firms, Traders offer  Discounted Food Items

May 22,2019

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

3.5 Million Afghans Displaced Since 2012: IOM

May 22,2019

Afghans were displaced due to armed conflict, generalized violence and human rights violations, IOM says. . .

US President May Pardon Soldiers Accused of War Crimes

US President May Pardon Soldiers Accused of War Crimes

May 22,2019

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

Chinese FM: Peace Has Never Been Closer for Afghanistan

May 22,2019

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

Jailed for Killing Afghan Citizen,  US Soldier Freed After 8 Years

May 22,2019

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

Poor Quality Work Maintained  on Kandahar-Spin Boldak Road

May 22,2019

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

Atmar Offers President Ghani to Head a Caretaker Govt

May 21,2019

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

UN Stresses on  Persistent Anti-Corruption Efforts in Afghanistan

May 21,2019

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

People Want Peace  with Dignity: AIHRC

May 21,2019

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

IEC Rejects UN Proposal for Upcoming Elections

May 21,2019

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

Afghan Working Women Still Face Perils at Home and Office

May 21,2019

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

3 Attackers Shot Dead by Kandahar Police

May 21,2019

KANDAHAR CITY - Police in southern Kandahar province have killed three attackers after a clash...