Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, September 21st, 2020

Afghan Electricity Company Cuts Power Supply to Dozens of Major Defaulters

Afghan Electricity Company Cuts Power Supply to Dozens of Major Defaulters

September 10a,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan's national power utility has cut power supply to 48 of major bill defaulters in Kabul.
The defaulters include high-level government ...

Attack on Saleh Motorcade Widely Condemned

Attack on Saleh Motorcade Widely Condemned

September 10a,2020

KABUL - Politicians strongly condemned a bomb attack on first vice president Amrulah Saleh and said such cowardly terrorist attacks would not weaken the Afghans’ resolve for ...

Pakistan Desires Economic Prosperity in Afghanistan

Pakistan Desires Economic  Prosperity in Afghanistan

September 10a,2020

PESHAWAR - Pakistan says it has been making sincere efforts for the restoration of peace and stability to neighbouring Afghanistan.
President Dr Arif Alvi, at a meeting with Ambassador-designate ...

Herat Rice Production Up 25% This Year: Officials

Herat Rice Production Up 25% This Year: Officials

September 10a,2020

HERAT - Rice production has increased by 25 percent in Herat province and farmers are expected to harvest over 60,000 metric tons, the Herat Agriculture Department said ...

Khalilzad Meets with High-Ranking Taliban Members in Doha

Khalilzad Meets with High-Ranking Taliban Members in Doha

September 09,2020

DOHA - US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met with the Taliban’s head of their Qatar office, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar ...

Enmity with Taliban Must End: Abdullah

Enmity with Taliban Must End: Abdullah

September 09,2020

KABUL - Enmity with the Taliban must end, chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, said on Tuesday.
“We have opposing views, sometimes ...

Afghan Government Says Technical Issues for Taliban Talks Almost Resolved

Afghan Government Says  Technical Issues for Taliban  Talks Almost Resolved

September 09,2020

KABUL - Afghan government said on Monday that the technical issues for peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar were almost resolved.
Sediq Sediqi, a presidential spokesman ...

Afghanistan to Provide Banking Services Through Branchless Banking

Afghanistan to Provide Banking Services Through Branchless Banking

September 09,2020

KABUL - In an effort to facilitate access to the banking services through branchless banking, a trilateral MOU was signed between Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), Afghan Post, and Afghanistan Banking ...

Talks with Taliban Not Mean Surrendering to Their Demands: VP Saleh

Talks with Taliban Not Mean Surrendering to Their Demands: VP Saleh

September 09,2020

KABUL - First VP Amrullah Saleh, on the occasion of the 19th anniversary of the assassination of Ahmad Shah Massoud and martyr’s week. Emphasized that ...

President Vows to Reach Out to Families of Martyrs

President Vows to Reach Out to Families of Martyrs

September 09,2020

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that he has adopted a strategy to reach out to the families of martyrs and directed all institutions to ensure the provision ...

Afghan Premier League to Begin in 2 Weeks

Afghan Premier League to  Begin in 2 Weeks

September 09,2020

KABUL - The country’s Afghan Premier League to start is 9th season of in two weeks, officials said. A Memorandum ...

Security Pact Reinforces “Militarization”: Rahmani

Security Pact Reinforces  “Militarization”: Rahmani

September 09,2020

KABUL, Afghanistan – The speaker of the House of Representatives Mir Rahman Rahmani, in response to the government’s draft on security pact, said Monday it promotes and reinforces ...

Khalilzad Travels to Qatar for Intra-Afghan Talks

Khalilzad Travels to Qatar for  Intra-Afghan Talks

September 07,2020

DOHA - The US peace envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, is bound for Qatar for the start of the intra-Afghan talks, said the US State Department in a statement on Saturday...

138 Afghan Sikhs Settle in Delhi

138 Afghan Sikhs Settle in Delhi

September 07,2020

DELHI - The Indian government announced a total of 138 Afghan Sikh families have been relocated in the country, as they sought safety from the ongoing thread against them in Afghanistan....

Mesharano Jirga Decides to Summon Security Bosses Next Week

Mesharano Jirga Decides to Summon Security Bosses Next Week

September 07,2020

KABUL - Some Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday accused security institutions for not being able to prevent target killings and demanded security bosses to be summoned next week to the house...

India, Iran Exchange Views on Afghanistan

India, Iran Exchange  Views on Afghanistan

September 07,2020

TEHRAN - Defence Ministers of India and Iran discussed ways to take forward bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on regional security issues, including peace and stability in Afghanistan during their meeting in Tehran, the Defence Ministry said...

Intra-Afghan Talks: Government Interlocutors Travel to Doha on Monday

Intra-Afghan Talks: Government Interlocutors Travel to Doha on Monday

September 07,2020

KABUL - The government negotiating team may travel to Doha, the capital of Qatar tomorrow (Monday), one of the negotiating team members said on Sunday...

Mohib Praises Security Forces’ Coordination in Khost

Mohib Praises Security Forces’  Coordination in Khost

September 07,2020

KHOST CITY - National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib on Saturday said the enemies of Afghanistan did not want a permanent and strong system, but instead wanted to destroy ...

Taliban Intensified War Despite Peace Process: Khalid

Taliban Intensified War Despite Peace Process: Khalid

September 07,2020

LAGHMAN, Afghanistan – Head of the Ministry of Defense Asadullah Khalid during a press conference Sunday said the Taliban intensify was in the country to get credit...

Kabul-Taliban Negotiations to Begin on Monday

Kabul-Taliban Negotiations to  Begin on Monday

September 06,2020

PESHAWAR - Long-awaited peace negotiations between Afghan government and the Taliban are expected to get under way on Monday in Doha, says a diplomatic source...

Atmar, Qureshi Stress Regional Connectivity

Atmar, Qureshi Stress  Regional Connectivity

September 06,2020

KABUL - Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi have underlined the need for enhancing regional connectively through rail projects...

Mamundzay Hails India as Generous Neighbour

Mamundzay Hails India as  Generous Neighbour

September 06,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan’s new ambassador in New Delhi has hailed India as a generous neighbour and traditional friend of his country...

Critics Warn Political Rifts Are Perilous for Peace Process

Critics Warn Political Rifts  Are Perilous for Peace Process

September 06,2020

KABUL - On the threshold of the intra-Afghan negotiations, concerns are on the rise among politicians over the political disagreements between President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah ...

Report Indicates Serious Flaws in ACB Governance

Report Indicates  Serious Flaws in  ACB Governance

September 06,2020

KABUL - The Integrity Watch in a new research released on Saturday said the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) New research by Integrity Watch lacks transparency, accountability ...

Negotiating Team Likely to Depart for Doha on Saturday

Negotiating Team Likely to  Depart for Doha on Saturday

September 05,2020

KABUL - The trip of the delegation representing the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the peace talks with the Taliban to Doha, Qatar, was delayed today for unknown reasons...

Naderi Officially Introduced as State Minister for Peace Affairs

Naderi Officially Introduced as  State Minister for Peace Affairs

September 05,2020

KABUL - Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi was officially introduced on Thursday as the State Minister for Peace Affairs.
Naderi said that the opportunity for peace ...

UN Envoy Calls for ‘Humanitarian Ceasefire’ Ahead of Doha Talks

UN Envoy Calls for  ‘Humanitarian Ceasefire’  Ahead of Doha Talks

September 05,2020

Deborah Lyons, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, on Thursday spoke during a UN Security Council Open VTC (videoconference) and called ...

Past Work Insufficient to Curb Land-Grabbing: Amarkhel

Past Work Insufficient to  Curb Land-Grabbing: Amarkhel

September 05,2020

JALALABAD - The governor of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday said ineffective and insufficient work had been done in the past to prevent land-grabbing and corruption ...

Without Women’s Rights in Afghanistan, Democracy Will Never Be Complete

Without Women’s Rights in Afghanistan, Democracy Will Never Be Complete

September 05,2020

KABUL - Without women’s rights in Afghanistan, democracy will never be complete, veteran Afghan politician Fawzia Koofi told Al Arabiya in an exclusive interview shortly ...

President Ghani Warns of ‘Second Wave’ of Coronavirus in Afghanistan

President Ghani Warns of ‘Second Wave’ of Coronavirus in Afghanistan

September 05,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has warned that the threat of a “second wave” of coronavirus in Afghanistan should not ...

Talks with Taliban to Start Soon: Chief Negotiator

Talks with Taliban to Start Soon: Chief Negotiator

September 05,2020

KABUL - The government’s chief negotiator Massoum Stanikzai says the team would soon start intra-Afghan talks with Taliban on behalf of the nation...

Afghans Need World’s Help More Than Ever: Raz

Afghans Need World’s Help More Than Ever: Raz

September 05,2020

KABUL - As intra-Afghan talks loom, Afghanistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations has said her country needs international community’s support more than ever...

Afghan Legislation Approves Inclusion of Mother Name on Tazkira

Afghan Legislation Approves  Inclusion of Mother Name on Tazkira

September 02,2020

KABUL - The Afghan legislation committee has approved the inclusion of the mother’s name on national identity cards upon the request of Civil Society activists. ...

Rabbani, Hekmatyar Also Say No to HCNR Slots

Rabbani,  Hekmatyar Also Say No to HCNR Slots

September 02,2020

KABUL - Ex-foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani and Hezb-i Islami Afghanistan chief Gulbadin Hekmatyar have declined joining the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR)...

Afghan Negotiators Expected to Travel to Doha Within Two Days

Afghan Negotiators Expected to Travel to Doha Within Two Days

September 02,2020

KABUL - Afghan negotiating team is expected to travel to Qatari capital Doha within two days for talks with the Taliban, sources said Tuesday...