Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Iran, India, Afghanistan Stress Deepening of Cooperation

Iran, India, Afghanistan Stress Deepening of Cooperation

September 12, 2018

Kabul - Deputy Foreign Ministers of Iran, Afghanistan and India's Foreign Ministry advisor, at a trilateral meeting in Kabul, emphasized on deepening cooperation ...

Afghanistan Suicide Attack Causes Dozens of Casualties as Violence Flares

Afghanistan Suicide Attack Causes  Dozens of Casualties as Violence Flares

September 12, 2018

KABUL - A suicide bomber in Afghanistan killed at least 30 people at a gathering on Tuesday on the highway between the eastern city of Jalalabad and the main ...

China, Pakistan to Extend Economic Corridor Towards Afghanistan

China, Pakistan to Extend  Economic Corridor Towards Afghanistan

September 12, 2018

KABUL - Senior Chinese and Pakistani officials in a meeting in Islamabad decided to accelerate and extend the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor towards ...

Kabul Calls for Iran’s Cooperation to Fight Terrorism

Kabul Calls for Iran’s  Cooperation to Fight Terrorism

September 12, 2018

Kabul - In a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah urged Iran to cooperate with Afghanistan ...

Afghan Taliban Prepare for New Peace Talks with US: Sources

Afghan Taliban Prepare for New Peace Talks with US: Sources

September 12, 2018

KABUL - The Taliban are preparing to send a delegation for further talks with US officials about ending the conflict in Afghanistan, two officials involved with the process ...

Erdogan Urges Russia, Iran to Stop ‘Disaster’ in Idlib

Erdogan Urges Russia, Iran to Stop ‘Disaster’ in Idlib

September 12, 2018

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called on Russia and Iran to halt a looming “humanitarian disaster” in Idlib, saying Syrians there ...

Amid Af-Pak Rows, Qureshi to Visit Kabul this Week

Amid Af-Pak Rows, Qureshi to Visit Kabul this Week

September 11, 2018

KABUL - Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will visit Kabul this week to sort out differences on key issues, including action against irreconcilable ...

US to Threaten Sanctions if ICC Investigates Afghan War Crimes Allegations

US to Threaten Sanctions if ICC  Investigates Afghan War Crimes Allegations

September 11, 2018

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is set to threaten sanctions Monday if the International Criminal Court in The Hague carries out an investigation into allegations of war ...

BSA Behind Growing Insecurity in Afghanistan: MPs

BSA Behind  Growing Insecurity in Afghanistan: MPs

September 11, 2018

KABUL - Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday asked the government to revoke the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States because the deal had resulted ...

Afghan Media Under Pressure after Journalist Deaths

Afghan Media Under  Pressure after Journalist Deaths

September 11, 2018

KABUL - Following an explosion in April that killed nine reporters, photographers and cameramen covering an attack, Afghanistan has been the deadliest country in the world ...

President Ghani Met with the British Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan

President Ghani Met with the British Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan

September 11, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the British Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan in Kabul on Sunday, the Presidential Palace said...

MPs Level Serious Allegations Against Security Bosses

MPs Level Serious Allegations Against Security Bosses

September 11, 2018

KABUL - Some Wolesi Jirga or lower house members on Monday leveled serious allegations against top security and defense officials and alleged the existence of foreign ...

Politicians Mark Massoud Day by Calling for Unity

Politicians Mark Massoud Day by Calling for Unity

September 10, 2018

The second vice president said if Afghanistan wants to uphold the spirit of its martyr's then the people need to stand united.
KABUL - Prominent Afghan politicians ...

Turkmenistan Opens Plant to Ship Power to Afghanistan

Turkmenistan Opens Plant to Ship Power to Afghanistan

September 10, 2018

KABUL - The $1.2 billion expansion project would allow Turkmenistan to export an additional three billion kilowatt-hours per year to neighbouring countries...

China, Pakistan Vow to Enhance Afghan Reconciliation Process

China, Pakistan Vow to Enhance  Afghan Reconciliation Process

September 10, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Chinese Foreign Minister says China and Pakistan will work together to enhance the reconciliation process in Afghanistan. . .

President Orders Kabul’s Division into 4 Security Zones

President Orders Kabul’s  Division into 4 Security Zones

September 10, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has ordered Kabul’s division into four security zones, seeking details of a weapons distribution plan, his office said on Saturday...

Pakistan Won’t Force Afghan Refugees to Leave: UN

Pakistan Won’t Force  Afghan Refugees to Leave: UN

September 10, 2018

ISLAMABAD - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi says peace is vital for the safe return of Afghan refugees to their homeland...

Taliban’s Red Unit Commander Among 12 Killed In Badghis

Taliban’s Red Unit Commander Among 12 Killed In Badghis

September 10, 2018

QALA-I-NAW - A top Taliban commander has been killed along with 11 fighters during a clash with security forces in Badghis province, police claimed on Sunday.

Khalilzad: The Blunt Veteran Leading US Peace Efforts in Afghanistan

Khalilzad: The Blunt  Veteran Leading US Peace Efforts in Afghanistan

September 06, 2018

WASHINGTON - Zalmay Khalilzad, the veteran US diplomat tasked with leading efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, is a blunt negotiator with a history of hawkish foreign ...

Pompeo in Pakistan to Break Stalemate, Push End for Afghan War

Pompeo in Pakistan to Break  Stalemate, Push End for Afghan War

September 06, 2018

ISLAMABAD - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday hoping to break a diplomatic stalemate with leaders there and end the war in neighboring Afghanistan ...

Bring Taliban to Negotiating Table, US Tells Pakistan

Bring Taliban to Negotiating Table, US Tells Pakistan

September 05, 2018

ISLAMABAD - The Trump administration has once again asked Pakistan to crack down on all insurgent groups without any discrimination.
Pentagon spokesman Lt Col Koné ...

UK Bolsters Support to NATO Mission in Afghanistan

UK Bolsters Support  to NATO Mission in Afghanistan

September 05, 2018

KABUL - Arriving in Afghanistan with the UK’s defense minister were 100 Welsh Guards, that were the first of the extra troops to arrive. . .

3.7 Million Children Deprived of Education

3.7 Million Children  Deprived of Education

September 05, 2018

KABUL - Senior government officials including Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and acting education minister Mirwais Balkhi on Tuesday marked International Literacy ...

Taliban Say Founder of Haqqani Network Dies in Afghanistan

Taliban Say Founder of Haqqani Network Dies in Afghanistan

September 05, 2018

ISLAMABAD -  The founder of Afghanistan's much-feared Haqqani network, a former U.S. ally turned fierce enemy, has died after years of ill health, a Taliban spokesman ...

MoPW Signs Contract for Construction, Maintenance of 72km Road

MoPW Signs Contract for Construction,  Maintenance of 72km Road

September 05, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Works on Tuesday said the contract for construction and maintenance of 72 kilometers road in three provinces of the country was ...

Scholars, Elders Stress Settlement of Consulate Closure Issue

Scholars, Elders Stress  Settlement of Consulate  Closure Issue

September 05, 2018

JALALABAD - Religious scholars and tribal elders in eastern Nangarhar province have said Pakistan closed its Consulate General in Jalalabad to hid the corruption ...

New NATO Commander Vows All-Out Support to Afghan Armed Forces

New NATO Commander Vows All-Out Support to Afghan Armed Forces

September 04, 2018

KABUL - The New Commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission and the U.S. forces in Afghanistan Gen. Scott Miller has vowed all-out support to the Afghan National ...

US Confirms Death of Daesh Leader in Afghanistan

US Confirms Death of Daesh Leader in Afghanistan

September 04, 2018

KABUL - The US military has confirmed the killing of the Islamic State (Daesh) leader in Afghanistan during a coalition airstrike.
The air raid ....

KABUL - National Security Council (NSC)’s deputy head Sulaiman Kakar on Monday presented his resignation to President Ashraf Ghani. In his resignati

KABUL - National Security Council (NSC)’s deputy head Sulaiman Kakar on Monday presented his resignation to President Ashraf Ghani. In his resignati

September 04, 2018

KABUL - National Security Council (NSC)’s deputy head Sulaiman Kakar on Monday presented his resignation to President Ashraf Ghani.
In his resignation letter ...

17th US Commander Takes Over America’s Longest War

17th US Commander Takes Over America’s Longest War

September 03, 2018

KABUL - General Austin Scott Miller of the U.S. Army is taking over at a time when Afghanistan is experiencing a combination of hope, apprehension, and uncertainty...

Afghan, French Archeologists Doing Research on Gholghola

Afghan, French  Archeologists Doing  Research on Gholghola

September 03, 2018

BAMYAN CITY - Afghan and French archeologists have begun a joint study of an ancient city called Ghoghola near the Buddhas in central Bamyan province.

Govt and International Community Yet to Meet Brussels Commitments

Govt and International Community Yet to Meet Brussels Commitments

September 03, 2018

KABUL - MoF officials said that of the eight commitments made by the international community four, as noted below, will be implemented by the end of this year...

Mohib Welcomes Incoming US Commander

Mohib Welcomes  Incoming US Commander

September 03, 2018

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib on Sunday praised the international community for its ongoing commitments to Afghan National Security and Defence Forces...

Pentagon Cancels Further $300 Million in Aid to Pakistan

Pentagon Cancels Further $300 Million in Aid to Pakistan

September 03, 2018

WASHINGTON - A Pentagon spokesman said this aid to Islamabad was cancelled due to a lack of action by Pakistan in support of the US’s South Asia Strategy ...

Thousands of Fraud Tazkeras Distributed to Rig Elections: Humayon

Thousands of Fraud  Tazkeras Distributed to Rig Elections: Humayon

September 02, 2018

KABUL - The alliance showed thousands of fraud Tazkeras or ID papers to reporters that maintained the special stickers of the Independent Election Commission...