Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Afghan Peace ‘Highest Priority’ For US: US Ambassador

Afghan Peace ‘Highest Priority’ For US: US Ambassador

August 25,2019

Mr. Bass says peace is the highest priority for the US because it the highest priority of Afghans.
KABUL - The US Ambassador in Kabul, John Bass, who visited ...

Ghani to Meet Saudi King and Other Top Saudi Officials

Ghani to Meet Saudi King and Other Top Saudi Officials

August 25,2019

President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday left Kabul for Saudi Arabia at the head of a delegation of high-level delegation, his office said.
KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani left for ...

MoMP Poised to Open Key Mines to Private Bids

MoMP Poised to Open  Key Mines to Private Bids

August 25,2019

KABUL -  The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) is all set to initiate bidding process for private investment on several key mining projects, an official said on Monday...

PRD Archive Digitalised to Accelerate ID Cards Verification Process

PRD Archive Digitalised  to Accelerate ID Cards  Verification Process

August 25,2019

KABUL - The Central Statistics Organization (CSO) on Friday said archive of the Population Registration Department (PRD) has been digitalised and a new centre has been ...

Taliban Lash Girl, Man for Elopement in Faryab

Taliban Lash Girl, Man for Elopement in Faryab

August 25,2019

MAIMANA - Local officials on Saturday said Taliban militants lashed a girl and a man for elopement charges in a kangaroo court in Almar district of northwestern Faryab province ...

Aloe Vera Processing Plant Inaugurated in Herat

Aloe Vera Processing Plant Inaugurated in Herat

August 25,2019

KABUL - A factory of aloe vera processing was inaugurated in Herat on Friday which can process at least 10 tons of the plant on a daily basis...

US and Taliban Resume Talks on Ending War in Afghanistan

US and Taliban Resume Talks on Ending War in Afghanistan

August 24,2019

DOHA - The United States envoy and the Taliban resumed negotiations Thursday on ending America’s longest war.
A Taliban member familiar with, but not part ...

Partial US Troop Pullout will Not Impact Afghanistan: Ghani

Partial US Troop  Pullout will Not Impact  Afghanistan: Ghani

August 24,2019

Mr. Ghani says a reduction in the number of US troops was part of his suggestions to Washington.
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani says that withdrawal ...

Kabul Says Ready for Direct Talks with Taliban

Kabul Says Ready for Direct Talks  with Taliban

August 24,2019

KABUL - The Afghan government on Thursday showed its readiness for direct talks with Taliban insurgents, saying its negotiation team was final and looking forward to further developments ...

In Support of Peace, WB Consulting Stakeholders

In Support of Peace, WB Consulting Stakeholders

August 24,2019

KABUL - The World Bank has started consulting stakeholders on identifying economic initiatives in support of peace in Afghanistan once a political settlement is reached ...

Countries Close to Afghanistan Must Fight IS: Trump

Countries Close to Afghanistan Must Fight IS: Trump

August 24,2019

KABUL - US President Donald Trump wants India, Iran, Russia and Turkey to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan.
Speaking to reporters at the White ...

US-Taliban Talks Under Our Observation: Ghani

US-Taliban Talks Under Our Observation: Ghani

August 24,2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has said the ongoing peace talks between the US and Taliban have been under the government’s watch...

Ruling Tickets Using Govt Resources for Electioneering: EON

Ruling Tickets  Using Govt Resources for  Electioneering: EON

August 24,2019

KABUL - The Election Oversight Network (EON) on Thursday questioned ‘whether peace or election is a priority’, claiming the two ruling electoral teams were using government ...

U.S. Resumes Talks with Taliban on Ending Afghan War

U.S. Resumes Talks  with Taliban on Ending Afghan War

August 22,2019

The United States envoy negotiating with the Taliban for an end to America’s longest war departed Tuesday for Qatar to resume talks, the State Department said, amid concerns ...

Afghan Delegates in Islamabad for Track-2 Talks

Afghan Delegates  in Islamabad for Track-2 Talks

August 22,2019

PESHAWAR - A 13-member Afghan delegation has arrived in Islamabad for a four-day Track-II dialogue on bringing closer the neighbours, organisers say...

UNICEF Urged to Increase Humanitarian Aid

UNICEF Urged to Increase Humanitarian Aid

August 22,2019

TIRINKOT - The governor of central Uruzgan province on Wednesday asked an UNICEF delegation to increase their humanitarian aid and support for displaced families in the province...

US Seeks to Reduce War Cost, Casualties in Afghanistan: Pompeo

US Seeks to Reduce War Cost, Casualties in Afghanistan: Pompeo

August 22,2019

The US secretary of state says any decision regarding the issue will be conditions-based...

Kabul Ready for Signing PTA

Kabul Ready for Signing PTA

August 22,2019

ISLAMABAD - Afghanistan is enthusiastic about signing a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) with Pakistan, says a prime ministerial aide.
President Ashraf Ghani, during his ...

Drug Smuggling Hits Afghan Exports to India

Drug Smuggling Hits Afghan Exports to India

August 22,2019

KABUL - The seizure of drugs concealed in commercial consignments from Afghanistan to India has created problems for Afghan traders.
Indian police captured several drug smugglers ...

All Ministry of Mines & Petroleum Sections Computerized

All Ministry of Mines &  Petroleum Sections Computerized

August 22,2019

KABUL - Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) officials say all systems of the ministry have been computerized to ensure transparency, accountability, speedy administration ...

Peace Deal Not to Harm Treaties with Friendly States

Peace Deal Not to Harm  Treaties with Friendly States

August 21,2019

KABUL - The president, who visited the Police Department at the Ministry of Interior in Kabul on Monday, congratulated the police and government officials on celebrating . . .

Soraya to Afghans: Back Govt’s Quest for Peace

Soraya to Afghans:  Back Govt’s Quest  for Peace

August 21,2019

JALALABAD - Princesses Soraya Malik, granddaughter of King Amanullah Khan, has urged Afghans to support the government’s quest for peace and stability in the country. . .

Fighting Daesh Needs International Consensus: NSC

Fighting Daesh Needs International Consensus: NSC

August 21,2019

KABUL - The National Security Council (NSC) in a statement on Tuesday said Daesh poses a threat to Afghanistan and the world and that it needs am international consensus to be suppressed. . .

Plan Devised to Protect Wedding Halls: Owners

Plan Devised to Protect Wedding Halls: Owners

August 21,2019

KABUL - The Wedding Hall Owner Association on Tuesday announced devising a security plan to protect their halls and would share the plan with security organs for implementation. . .

US Announces $125m in Aid to Afghanistan

US Announces $125m  in Aid to Afghanistan

August 21,2019

KABUL - The United States announces an additional amount of nearly $125 million in humanitarian assistance to meet the needs of vulnerable Afghans inside Afghanistan, including . . .

Girls School Torched in Kabul by Taliban

Girls School Torched in Kabul by Taliban

August 21,2019

KABUL - A school was set on fire by Taliban militants in Shakardara district in Kabul Province early on Tuesday, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement. . .

17 Killed, 1,100 Wounded in Herat Incidents

17 Killed, 1,100 Wounded  in Herat Incidents

August 21,2019

HERAT CITY - Seventeen civilians have been killed in as many days in western Herat province during separate incidents that left another 1,100 wounded, an official said Tuesday. . .

Ghani Vows to Crush Daesh Havens after Wedding Attack

Ghani Vows to Crush Daesh Havens after Wedding Attack

August 20,2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Monday vowed to “eliminate” all safe havens of the Daesh as the country marked 100th Independence Day after a horrific wedding attack . . .

We Don’t Want Afghanistan to be Laboratory for Terror: Trump

We Don’t Want Afghanistan to be Laboratory for Terror: Trump

August 20,2019

WASHINGTON - US President Donlad Trump has expressed optimism over ongoing discussions on Afghanistan with the government and the Taliban and said they had good talks . . .

Kabul Attack: Surviving Groom Says He Was ‘Devastated Forever’

Kabul Attack: Surviving Groom Says He Was ‘Devastated  Forever’

August 20,2019

KABUL - An Afghan groom whose wedding ceremony was hit by a suicide bombing in Kabul on Saturday evening says the tragedy has taken happiness from his life forever . . .

China Ready to Help Afghan Peace Process Succeed

China Ready to  Help Afghan Peace  Process Succeed

August 20,2019

KABUL - China’s special representative for Afghanistan Deng Xijun on Sunday said his country was ready for all cooperation to help the Afghan peace process yield a positive . . .

UN Congratulate Afghanistan on 100th Independence Anniversary

UN Congratulate Afghanistan on  100th Independence Anniversary

August 20,2019

KABUL - On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I wish to congratulate all Afghans as they celebrate 100 years of their country’s independence, UN envoy said . . .

US Extends Best Wishes to Afghans on 100th Independence Anniversary

US Extends Best Wishes  to Afghans on 100th  Independence Anniversary

August 20,2019

KABUL - US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo hasextend best wishes to the people of Afghanistan on thecelebration of the 100th anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence . . .

Critics Express Different Views on Afghanistan’s Independence

Critics Express Different  Views on Afghanistan’s  Independence

August 20,2019

KABUL - A century has been passed since Afghanistan achieved its independence from the British. Critics say major decisions on Afghanistan are made abroad . . .

EU Supports Honorable Afghan Peace, Presidential Polls

EU Supports Honorable Afghan Peace, Presidential Polls

August 17,2019

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and European Union Ambassador to Afghanistan Pierre Mayaudon during a meeting discussed a range of issues including presidential election ...