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Khalilzad Welcomes Afghan, Pakistani Leaders’ Meeting

 Khalilzad Welcomes Afghan, Pakistani Leaders’ Meeting

June 02,2019

Khalilzad says improved Afghanistan-Pakistan ties are key to regional integration and connectivity.
KABUL - The US Special Representative for Afghanistan ...

Kay, Rehman Want Afghan Peace Bid Intensified

Kay, Rehman Want Afghan Peace Bid Intensified

June 02,2019

ISALAMABAD - NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Sir Nicholas Kay has met Pakistan People’s Party parliamentary leader in Senate Sherry Rehman...

7-Member Kidnap Gang Busted, Child Rescued in Paktia

7-Member Kidnap Gang  Busted, Child Rescued in Paktia

June 02,2019

GARDEZ - Intelligence forces have arrested a seven-member kidnap gang and rescued a child from their possession in southeastern Paktia province...

Naib Says Afghanistan won’t be Overawed on World Cup Stage

Naib Says Afghanistan won’t be Overawed on World Cup Stage

June 02,2019

LONDON - Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib is confident his unheralded side will not suffer from stage-fright when they play holders Australia in their World Cup opener...

Afghan Taliban Leader Pledges to Keep Fighting Until Goals Met

Afghan Taliban Leader Pledges to Keep Fighting Until Goals Met

June 02,2019

KABUL - The head of the Afghan Taliban pledged on Saturday to continue fighting until the movement’s objectives were reached and indicated it was still not ready ...

Afghan Women ‘are Marginalized in Peace Process’

Afghan Women  ‘are Marginalized in Peace Process’

June 02,2019

DOHA - While the preparations are going on for the seventh round of peace talks between the Taliban delegates and the United States in Doha, a number of former U.S diplomats ...

Canada: Afghanistan Memorial Opens to Public

Canada: Afghanistan  Memorial Opens to Public

June 02,2019

KABUL - The Afghanistan Memorial at the Department of Defence headquarters near Ottawa opened to the public on Friday, the Canadian Press reported...

Efforts Underway to Boost Investment in Transportation Sector

Efforts Underway to Boost Investment in Transportation Sector

June 02,2019

KABUL -  Efforts have been expedited to provide required facilities to private companies to attract more investment in transportation sector, the deputy minister of ...

Sopko Counts Daesh as a Big Challenge in Afghanistan

Sopko Counts Daesh as a Big Challenge in Afghanistan

June 01,2019

Sopko says it is feared that the Taliban will repeat their past behaviors in a post-peace government...

NATO SCR, Gen. Bajwa Discuss Afghan Peace Process

NATO SCR, Gen.  Bajwa Discuss Afghan Peace Process

June 01,2019

KABUL - NATO Senior Civil Representative in Afghanistan Sir Nicholas Kay on Thursday called on Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, according to a media report...

Speaker Row: In Camera WJ Session Tasks Another Panel

Speaker Row: In Camera WJ Session Tasks Another Panel

June 01,2019

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of Parliament during its 13th session on Thursday tasked another 10-member delegation to resolve differences over the speaker election...

AGO Slaps Travel Ban on Eight MoI Officials Over Graft Case

AGO Slaps Travel Ban on Eight MoI Officials Over Graft Case

June 01,2019

KABUL - The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) imposed travel ban on eight officials of the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoI) until the end of an investigation into embezzlement ...

Dunford Vows to Press Afghan Fighting Despite Taliban Talks

Dunford Vows to Press Afghan Fighting Despite Taliban Talks

June 01,2019

The US and its allies are worried about Daesh and other terror groups that have set up inside Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON - Washington’s campaign against ...

All Ports will be Connected to Banks, Says Official

All Ports will be Connected  to Banks, Says Official

June 01,2019

KABUL - All ports across Afghanistan will be connected to local banks within 18 months to prevent corruption and ensure rapid collection of revenue...

Denmark May Deport Afghan Woman with Dementia

Denmark May Deport Afghan  Woman with Dementia

June 01,2019

KABUL - Denmark may deport an elderly Afghan woman suffering from dementia after the rejection of her final appeal for asylum, a media report says...

EU Back Afghan Owned, Led Reconciliation Process

EU Back Afghan Owned, Led Reconciliation Process

May 30,2019

KABUL - The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Afghanistan Perri Mayodin has held a meeting with High Peace Council (HPC) Chairman Umar Daudzai and reaffirmed EU support ...

Kabul, Islamabad Confer on Security Cooperation

Kabul, Islamabad Confer on Security Cooperation

May 30,2019

ISALAMABAD - Senior Afghan and Pakistani officials have held talks on security cooperation and the peace process in Afghanistan...

ADB Lends Afghanistan $4m for Solar Project

ADB Lends  Afghanistan $4m for Solar Project

May 30,2019

KABUL - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced providing Afghanistan a $4 million loan for a solar power project in Kandahar province...

Russia, Afghanistan Mark 100th Anniversary of Relations

Russia, Afghanistan Mark 100th Anniversary of Relations

May 30,2019

Top Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar visits Moscow for first time to attend centenary celebrations
MOSCOW - Russia and Afghanistan celebrated the centenary ...

India to Provide $80m for Afghan Projects: Official

India to Provide $80m for  Afghan Projects: Official

May 30,2019

Officials said the money will be invested in development projects in villages across the country.
KABUL - In order to ensure the effectiveness ...

‘Two Out of Five Children’ are Not in School in Afghanistan

‘Two Out of Five Children’  are Not in School in Afghanistan

May 30,2019

Life is improving but more must be done to ensure schools are places of learning not conflict, says Save the Children.
KABUL - Save the Children’s annual Global ...

ESG Statement on IEC Decision to Focus on Presidential Clection 2019

ESG Statement on  IEC Decision to  Focus on Presidential Clection 2019

May 30,2019

KABUL - The Electoral Support Group (ESG) welcomes the decision of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to hold the presidential election on 28 September 2019 as per the revised ...

UN Appoints Charlotte OSEI to Monitor Afghanistan Elections

UN Appoints Charlotte OSEI to Monitor Afghanistan Elections

May 28,2019

KABUL - The United Nations has appointed Ghana's former Electoral Commission Chairperson, Charlotte Osei as an International Elections Commissioner to Afghanistan, as the South Asian ...

Rising Violence Against Females Perturbs Women Ministry

Rising Violence Against Females Perturbs Women Ministry

May 28,2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Women Affairs (MoWA) on Sunday expressed deep concern about 15 cases of violence against women taking place within the past two months...

Berlin in Push for Resumption of Taliban-Kabul Talks

Berlin in Push for Resumption of Taliban-Kabul Talks

May 28,2019

KABUL - Germany has launched a push to bring representatives of the Afghan government and Taliban to the negotiating table.
Germany’s special representative ...

More Empowerment, Inclusion of the Disadvantaged in Asia and the Pacific

More Empowerment, Inclusion of the Disadvantaged in Asia and the Pacific

May 28,2019

Regional UN Policy Forum Opens with Call for Greater Equality for All

Recent Appointments Politically Motivated, Claims Abdullah

Recent Appointments Politically  Motivated, Claims Abdullah

May 28,2019

KABUL Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has expressed concern over fresh appointments to government institutions, calling them politically motivated ...

Afghan War Veteran Assails Trump Over Draft Deferment

Afghan War Veteran Assails  Trump Over Draft Deferment

May 28,2019

KABUL - The 2020 presidential hopeful called Trump’s medical deferment for bone spurs an assault on the honour of this country.
The mayor of South Bend in Indiana ...

Seven Members of One Family Murdered in Kabul

Seven Members of One  Family Murdered in Kabul

May 28,2019

Kabul residents said they are shocked by recent crime incidents in the city...

Pakistan, Afghanistan to Hold High-Level Security Talks Next Week

Pakistan, Afghanistan to Hold High-Level Security Talks Next Week

May 27,2019

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Afghanistan are set to hold high-level security talks in Islamabad next week.
Pakistan and Afghanistan have not held ...

Parliament Deadlock Shows No Sign of Breaking

Parliament  Deadlock Shows No  Sign of Breaking

May 27,2019

KABUL - The tensions over the election of the speaker of the Lower House of Parliament continued on Saturday with no breakthrough.
Tensions erupted after MPs divided ...

UN Says Afghan Captives Held by Taliban Subjected to Abuse

UN Says Afghan Captives Held  by Taliban Subjected to Abuse

May 27,2019

KABUL - Afghan captives held by the Taliban have been subjected to abuse, ill-treatment and actions that may amount to torture, the U.N. said Sunday — a statement that comes ...

Govt, UNESCO Criticized for ‘Inattention’ to Minaret of Jam

Govt, UNESCO Criticized for ‘Inattention’ to Minaret of Jam

May 27,2019

KABUL - A special meeting attended by officials from Ministry of Information and Culture and representatives of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural ...

Govt Servants Seek Transport Charges for Thursdays

Govt Servants Seek Transport Charges for Thursdays

May 27,2019

KABUL - A number of government employees complain about non-payment of transport fare on Thursday, which has been declared as a working day...

Afghanistan to Face England in World Cup Warm-up Match

Afghanistan to Face England  in World Cup Warm-up Match

May 27,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan National Cricket Team will face England in an ODI warm-up match today ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
The match will kick off at 2pm Kabul time...