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

Rail Link to Connect Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, Russia

Rail Link to Connect  Iran, Afghanistan,  Turkey, Russia

March 11, 2019

KABUL - Pakistani officials said railways system would soon be extended up to Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey and Russia.
Pakistan’s Railways Minister Sheikh ...

Govt Asked to Talk with Pakistan on Reopening its Airspace

Govt Asked to Talk with Pakistan  on Reopening its Airspace

March 11, 2019

KABUL - The Afghan airliners are using Iran’s airspace as a new air route for Kabul-Delhi flights as Pakistan’s airspace remains closed to commercial flights ...

5,900 People Infected with HIV/AIDS in Afghanistan

5,900 People Infected with  HIV/AIDS in Afghanistan

March 11, 2019

Statistics by Ministry of Public Health show that 28 people died due to HIV/AIDS last year.
Officials from the Ministry of Public Health...

China Calls for Int’l Community’s Firm Support to Afghan Peace

China Calls for Int’l Community’s Firm Support to Afghan Peace

March 09, 2019

BEIJING, March 8, the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met the press on the sidelines of the second session of the 13th National People's Congress and answered ...

U.S. Embassy Kabul Celebrates Int’l Women’s Day

U.S. Embassy  Kabul Celebrates Int’l Women’s Day

March 09, 2019

The United States strongly condemns the attack at a gathering commemorating the life of Afghan leader Abdul Ali Mazari in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood of Kabul today...

Afghan Women’s Role in Civil Service Increases

Afghan Women’s Role in Civil  Service Increases

March 09, 2019

KABUL - The number of women employees in civil service departments has increased by five percent in 2018 against its previous year, said Ahmad Nader Naderi, Chairman of the Independent ...

Afghanistan Makes Progress in Gender Equality, Empowerment of Women: UN

Afghanistan Makes Progress in Gender Equality, Empowerment  of Women: UN

March 09, 2019

KABUL - The United Nations in Afghanistan marks International Women’s Day, which is being observed globally under the theme “Think Equal, Build Smart ...

Taliban, US Talking Foreign Factor of Afghan Conflict: Mujahid

Taliban, US Talking Foreign Factor of Afghan Conflict: Mujahid

March 09, 2019

KABUL - Deep discussions on the external factor of the Afghan conflict were underway with the US delegation while the internal factors of the conflict ...

Beauty Should Not be Standard for Female Journalists: Rula

Beauty Should Not be Standard for Female Journalists: Rula

March 09, 2019

KABUL - First Lady Rula Ghani on Thursday asked media outlets not to employ female workers and journalists based on their physical attraction and youngness, but prioritize ...

Karzai Expects Taliban to Engage in Intra-Afghan Dialogue

Karzai Expects Taliban to Engage  in Intra-Afghan Dialogue

March 09, 2019

Addressing a ceremony on 24th death anniversary of Hizb-e-Wahdat-e-Islami’s founding leader Abdul Ali Mazari in Kabul on Thursday, Karzai said the peace process with the Taliban should be inclusive.

Kabul Event Attack in Collusion with Govt, Alleges Mohaqiq

Kabul Event Attack in Collusion with Govt, Alleges Mohaqiq

March 09, 2019

KABUL - Former Second Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Mohaqiq on Thursday condemned a mortar strike on a gathering marking the death anniversary of Abdul Ali Mazari ...

New IEC, IECC Members, Secretaries Appointed

New IEC, IECC Members,  Secretaries Appointed

March 06, 2019

KABUL - Hawa Alam Nuristani has been appointed as new head of the Afghanistan Independent Election Commission (IEC) and Sayed Esmatullah Mal as deputy head and Musafar Quqandi ...

No Blind Trust in Taliban Talks: John Bolton

No Blind Trust in Taliban Talks: John Bolton

March 06, 2019

Bolton said US administration has decided that it is going to be important to try to keep a counter-terrorism presence in Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON - As the talks are ongoing between ...

Prominent Us Senator Wants Afghanistan War End

Prominent Us Senator Wants  Afghanistan War End

March 06, 2019

WASHINGOTN - Bernie Sanders, a prominent US senator, criticizing the United States long war in Afghanistan and said on Monday in a tweet that the Americans do not want endless war. ..

Pompeo May Visit Doha For Afghan Peace Talks

Pompeo May Visit Doha  For Afghan Peace Talks

March 06, 2019

WASHINGTON - Describing the ongoing US-Taliban talks in Doha as an “incredibly complicated” negotiation, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hoped that there ...

Germany Ready to Attend 3rd Kabul Process Conference: MoFA

Germany Ready to Attend 3rd  Kabul Process Conference: MoFA

March 06, 2019

KABUL - Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Idrees Zaman has held a meeting with with the Special Representative of the Federal Government of Germany for Afghanistan ...

U.S. Abrupt Withdrawal from Afghanistan will Bring ‘Unpleasant Consequences’

U.S. Abrupt Withdrawal  from Afghanistan will Bring  ‘Unpleasant Consequences’

March 06, 2019

KABUL - A number of civil society organizations and military experts have warned of Unpleasant Consequences if the United States abruptly withdraw from Afghanistan...

U.S. Tries to Safeguard Afghan Peace Push from India-Pakistan Crisis

U.S. Tries to Safeguard  Afghan Peace Push from  India-Pakistan Crisis

March 05, 2019

WASHINGTON - The United States is trying to prevent simmering tensions between India and Pakistan from impacting a third country: Afghanistan, where a fragile peace ...

New Election Commissioners Sworn In

New Election Commissioners Sworn In

March 05, 2019

President Ghani says government is committed to preventing any interference in election affairs.
KABUL - The new commissioners for the Independent ...

Govt Committed to Facilitate Private Sector: Qayoumi

Govt Committed to Facilitate Private Sector: Qayoumi

March 05, 2019

KABUL - Acting Finance Minister Humayon Qayoumi on Monday chaired National Conference on the Coordination of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) with the Private Sector today ...

Press Freedom Govt’s Red Line in Peace Talks: Danesh

Press Freedom Govt’s Red  Line in Peace Talks: Danesh

March 05, 2019

Danish says peace should not be an excuse for sacrificing the past 18 years’ achievements.
KABUL  - Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish ...

Afghan Youths Call for Intra-Afghan Talks

Afghan Youths Call  for Intra-Afghan Talks

March 05, 2019

KABUL - A group of Herat youths at a gathering in Herat city, in the west of Afghanistan, said they support the ongoing peace talks in Qatar but they added that there should be intra-Afghan dialogues ...

Kabul Hosts First Trilateral Summit Between Afghanistan, India and China

Kabul Hosts First Trilateral  Summit Between Afghanistan, India and China

March 04, 2019

The first trilateral summit between Afghanistan, India, and China was convened in capital Kabul.
KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan ...

Freedoms Should not be Sacrificed for Peace: Afghan Women

Freedoms Should not be Sacrificed for Peace: Afghan Women

March 04, 2019

Jawzjan activists said women’s crucial role in the peace process should not be ignored. ..

Army Disaster Response Teams Rescue Hundreds Families Trapped in Flood

Army Disaster Response Teams Rescue Hundreds Families Trapped in Flood

March 04, 2019

KABUL - Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) has rescued dozens of people in Helmand, Zabul and Kandahar provinces during flood triggered by heavy rain and snowfall ...

Details Awaited as Us, Taliban Continue Backdoor Talks in Doha

Details Awaited as Us, Taliban Continue Backdoor Talks in Doha

March 04, 2019

KABUL - Details are still awaited as the fifth round of marathon peace talks between the US negotiators and the Taliban continue for the second consecutive days in Doha, Qatar...

Civilians’ Casualties Decline as Efforts for Peace Underway: CPAG

Civilians’ Casualties Decline as  Efforts for Peace Underway: CPAG

March 04, 2019

KABUL - There has been significant decline in the number of civilians killed last month as efforts for reconciliation and peace continues, a statement from the Civilian ...

Iran, India, Afghanistan Discuss Investment in Chabahar Port

Iran, India, Afghanistan  Discuss Investment in Chabahar Port

March 03, 2019

TEHRAN - A conference on investment in, and the development of the Iranian port city of Chabahar was recently held in Iran, bringing together investors and authorities from 35 countries...

Women Voice Concern at Conference

Women Voice Concern  at Conference

March 03, 2019

KABUL - As the US and the Taliban negotiate peace, the Afghan women are refusing to be left behind...

Taliban: Afghan Cease-Fire Not Part of Talks with US

Taliban: Afghan Cease-Fire Not Part of Talks with US

March 03, 2019

DOHA - The Taliban is hoping ongoing negotiations with the United States will lead to the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Afghanistan, allowing Afghans themselves to ...

Calls Mount for Merit-Based Selection of New Commissioners

Calls Mount for Merit-Based  Selection of New Commissioners

March 03, 2019

Critics said new election commissioners should have adequate experience on elections.
KABUL - A day after 17 presidential candidates ...

HPC Chief Remains Optimistic on Qatar Talks

HPC Chief Remains Optimistic on Qatar Talks

March 03, 2019

Mohammad Karim Khalili says peace does not mean going back to Taliban’s era.
KABUL - The head of the High Peace ...

Hayat Endorses Peace Efforts But Calls for Elimination of Enemies Refusing Reconciliation

Hayat Endorses Peace Efforts But Calls for Elimination of Enemies Refusing Reconciliation

March 03, 2019

KABUL - The newly-appointed governor of Kandahar Hayatullah Hayat has endorsed ongoing efforts but in the meantime has called for the elimination of the enemies refusing the pleas ...

5th Round of US-Taliban Parleys Gets Under Way

5th Round of US-Taliban Parleys Gets Under Way

February 26, 2019

KABUL - The fifth round of peace talks between Taliban and US representatives is begin in Doha, the capital of Qatar, yesterday (Tuesday). . .

Karzai Says Mullah Baradar’s Presence in Talks ‘Crucial’

Karzai Says Mullah Baradar’s Presence in Talks ‘Crucial’

February 26, 2019

KABUL - Former president Hamid Karzai on Tuesday termed Mullah Baradar’s participation in the fifth round peace negotiations with US representatives in Qatar as a good omen ...