Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

U.N. Report Blames Taliban for Landmine Deaths, Injuries in Afghanistan

U.N. Report Blames Taliban for Landmine Deaths, Injuries in Afghanistan

February 09, 2019

KABUL - The Taliban is being blamed for the threefold increase in deaths and injuries caused by landmines in Afghanistan over the last several years, the United Nations said...

Afghan Government Must be ‘Decision-Maker’ in Any Peace Deal

Afghan Government Must be  ‘Decision-Maker’  in Any Peace Deal

February 07, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday no peace deal between the Taliban and the United States could be finalised without involving his government as ...

Moscow Talks to Yield ‘Positive Outcome’: Participants

Moscow Talks to Yield ‘Positive Outcome’: Participants

February 07, 2019

KABUL - Participants of the Moscow conference on Afghanistan peace on the day two Wednesday called the gathering as ‘constructive’ and expressed hope for a fruitful ...

Kabul Ready to Enter HIA-Like Deal with Taliban: Ghani

Kabul Ready to Enter HIA-Like Deal with Taliban: Ghani

February 07, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has insisted on leadership and ownership of the peace process by Afghans who he said wanted ‘a dignified and stable peace’ in their ...

$325 Million Grant Agreement Signed with World Bank

$325 Million Grant Agreement  Signed with World Bank

February 07, 2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Finance and the World Bank on Wednesday signed a grant agreement worth $325 million to support economic empowerment, service ...

No Ceasefire Before US Pullout Timetable: Taliban

No Ceasefire Before US  Pullout Timetable: Taliban

February 07, 2019

KABUL - A top Taliban negotiator has once again ruled out agreeing to a ceasefire until international forces are pulled out of Afghanistan...

Kabul Consumers Decry DABS for 10afs Bill Printing Charge

Kabul Consumers Decry DABS for 10afs Bill Printing Charge

February 07, 2019

KABUL - Some residents of central capital Kabul complain the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) collects extra 10 afghanis as bill printing charge, something they termed ...

America, don’t Abandon Afghanistan Again

America, don’t  Abandon Afghanistan Again

February 05, 2019

WASHINGTON - The recent news that the United States is closer to making a peace deal with the Taliban could lead to the precipitous withdrawal of US troops...

MoFA Holds RECCA Ambassadors Meeting

MoFA Holds RECCA Ambassadors Meeting

February 05, 2019

KABUL - The first coordination meeting of (Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan) RECCA Ambassadors in 2019 and the inauguration of RECCA Research ...

Turkish Firm Looks at Investing in Tap Project

Turkish Firm Looks at Investing in Tap Project

February 05, 2019

DABS chairman says they will hold further talks with the company this month. . .

Taliban, Afghan Opposition to Meet in Moscow; Kabul Not Attending

Taliban, Afghan Opposition  to Meet in Moscow; Kabul Not Attending

February 05, 2019

KABUL - Taliban representatives will meet influential Afghan opposition leaders in Moscow for two days of peace building discussions starting Tuesday, but envoys ...

Withdrawal of Foreign Forces ‘Not the End of the World’ for Afghanistan: Abdullah

Withdrawal of Foreign Forces ‘Not the End  of the World’ for Afghanistan: Abdullah

February 05, 2019

KABUL - The Chief Executive of the Government of National Unity Abdullah Abdullah has said the partial withdrawal of the foreign forces will not be the end of the world for Afghanistan...

Eight Jailed Over Intercontinental Hotel Attack

Eight Jailed Over Intercontinental Hotel Attack

February 05, 2019

KAUBL - Eight people have been sentenced to extended periods in prison after being found guilty of conspiring in the Intercontinental Hotel attack in Kabul in January last year ...

Ghani Reacts to Taliban Remarks on ‘No Army Needed’

Ghani Reacts to Taliban Remarks on  ‘No Army Needed’

February 04, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said that those forcing people to hold peace talks must avoid discussing the issue of dissolving the country’s army...

Govt Eyes Amending Election Law

Govt Eyes Amending Election Law

February 04, 2019

Officials say President Ghani will issue a legislative decree for amending the election law.
KABUL - The National Unity Government ...

Atmar Calls Moscow Talks ‘a Starting Point’

Atmar Calls Moscow Talks ‘a Starting Point’

February 04, 2019

Atmar says they will defend the values of democracy at the Moscow talks.
KABUL - Former National Security...

Paktia to Hire Above 900 Teachers Next Academic Year

Paktia to Hire Above 900 Teachers Next Academic Year

February 04, 2019

GARDEZ - More than 900 teachers will be recruited during the upcoming academic year to resolve their shortage in southeastern Paktia province, an official said Sunday...

Rapid US Withdrawal Would Bring 'Bloodshed': Daudzai

Rapid US Withdrawal Would Bring 'Bloodshed': Daudzai

February 03, 2019

KABUL - Omar Daudzai, the head of the High Peace Council of Afghanistan, told CNN that a rapid US troop withdrawal would increase violence in his country...

Protesting Candidates Close IECC Office in Kabul

Protesting  Candidates Close  IECC Office in Kabul

February 03, 2019

KABUL -   A number of Wolesi Jirga election candidates on Saturday closed down gates of the Independent Election Complaints Commission (IECC)’s office ...

Tehran Supports Afghan-Led Peace Process: Iran Envoy

Tehran Supports Afghan-Led Peace Process: Iran Envoy

February 03, 2019

London – Iran envoy to the International Contact Group meeting on Afghanistan expressed support for peace process led by Afghan government...

More than 700 US Soldiers Set to Return Home

More than 700 US Soldiers Set to Return Home

February 03, 2019

KABUL - Hundreds of US troops are set to return home from a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan, an American TV channel reported.
Over 700 Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat ...

Kabul Control Declines, US Bombing up: New Report

Kabul Control Declines,  US Bombing up: New Report

February 03, 2019

KABUL - The US government’s Special Inspector General for Afghanistan released his quarterly report to Congress on Thursday, saying the Afghan government’s control ...

Afghan President Pens Letter to Trump on Troop Costs

Afghan President Pens Letter to Trump on Troop Costs

February 02, 2019

Washington - Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani wrote a letter to President Donald Trump offering to look at how to reduce the costs of keeping US troops in Afghanistan...

Muslimyar Denounces Taliban Reps Remark on Afghan Army Dissolution

Muslimyar Denounces Taliban Reps Remark on Afghan Army Dissolution

February 02, 2019

KABUL - Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar condemned the Taliban’s Political Office Representative Abbas Stanikzai’s remark regarding the dissolution...

Senate Opposes Withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan

Senate Opposes Withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan

February 02, 2019

WASHINGTON - The Senate voted 68-23 in favor of an amendment drafted by Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying it was the sense of the Senate that Islamist groups ...

Final Decision on Buddha Statues Rehab Still Awaited

Final Decision on Buddha Statues Rehab Still Awaited

February 02, 2019

BAMYAN CITY - No substantial work could be done to rehabilitate the Buddha statues in central Bamyan province during the past 18 years.
The two 6th-century standing ...

Ghani Says Kabul Has Roadmap for Peace

Ghani Says Kabul Has Roadmap for Peace

January 31, 2019

President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that the key to peace is in Afghanistan because the Afghan government has a roadmap and a plan for peace. . .

Unity Government Has Yet to Fulfill its Promise of Eradicating Corruption: TA

Unity Government Has Yet to  Fulfill its Promise  of Eradicating  Corruption: TA

January 31, 2019

KABUL - The Transparency International released its Corruption Perception Index 2018 today and put Afghanistan among the top 10 corrupt countries in the world...

2,700 Cases of Violence Against Women Addressed this Year: AGO

2,700 Cases  of Violence Against Women Addressed this Year: AGO

January 31, 2019

KABUL - The Attorney General Office (AGO) says it addressed 2,700 cases of violence against women during the outgoing solar year and individuals punished in these cases ...

Trump Says Afghanistan Talks ‘Proceeding Well’

Trump Says Afghanistan Talks ‘Proceeding Well’

January 31, 2019

WASHINGTON - Negotiations in Afghanistan are going well, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, after U.S. officials earlier this week said there had been...

Pakistan, Russia Agree to Coordinate Efforts for Afghan Peace

Pakistan, Russia Agree to Coordinate Efforts for Afghan Peace

January 31, 2019

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Russia on Tuesday agreed to continue coordinating their positions on efforts for peace in Afghanistan.
The understanding was reached ...

Ex-US Envoy Says Washington Has ‘Delegitimized’ Govt

Ex-US Envoy Says Washington Has ‘Delegitimized’ Govt

January 31, 2019

WASHINGTON - Crocker said in an editorial for the Washington Post, published on Tuesday night, that the framework on peace reached last week between the two groups was . . .

NRC Chief Warns Against Compromise on Hard-Won Progress

NRC Chief Warns Against  Compromise on Hard-Won Progress

January 31, 2019

KABUL - The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), supporting a negotiated settlement to the Afghan conflict, on Wednesday warned against sacrificing hard-won progress in the name ...

15 Club-Wielding Afghan Migrants Detained in Turkey

15 Club-Wielding Afghan  Migrants Detained in Turkey

January 31, 2019

ISTANBUL - Fifteen Unregistered Afghans were detained as they patrolled Istanbul streets to chase Pakistanis whom they called robbers, a news report said on Wednesday...

Ghani Calls on Taliban to Engage in Direct Talks

Ghani Calls on Taliban to Engage in Direct Talks

January 29, 2019

The president said in an address to the nation that government is committed to ending the war...