Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Herat Protestors Vow to Boycott Presidential Poll

Herat Protestors Vow to  Boycott Presidential Poll

January 14, 2019

HERAT CITY - Residents and some Wolesi Jirga candidates on Saturday rallied in western Herat province and vowed not to partake in the presidential election if the Independent ...

Mohib Commends China’s Role in Afghan Peace Process

Mohib Commends  China’s Role in Afghan Peace Process

January 13, 2019

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib and his Chinese counterpart Guo Shengkun have conferred on bilateral ties and the Afghan peace process...

US Forces won’t Quit Afghanistan, Believes Karzai

US Forces won’t Quit Afghanistan, Believes Karzai

January 13, 2019

KABUL - Ex-president Hamid Karzai believes the Trump administration would not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan
The United States sought access ...

Capital Flight Continues as Situation Remains ‘Unchanged’

Capital Flight  Continues as Situation Remains ‘Unchanged’

January 13, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan Chamber of Industries and Mines says Afghan investors are moving their investment to Central Asian countries as the situation in the country ...

India, US Discuss Afghanistan at 2+2 Talks

India, US Discuss Afghanistan at 2+2 Talks

January 13, 2019

KABUL - US Embassy in India says that US and Indian officials discussed Afghanistan situation in their meeting as part of the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue...

IEC Wants TEFA Prosecuted Over ‘Baseless’ Allegations

IEC Wants TEFA Prosecuted Over ‘Baseless’ Allegations

January 13, 2019

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday dismissed as ‘baseless’ a Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) report that alleged ...

MoI Introduces New Rule for City’s Order

MoI Introduces New  Rule for City’s Order

January 13, 2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Interior Affairs has introduced new rule for order in the city which according to the spokesman of the ministry are for strengthening law-and-order in Kabul...

Iran Extradites 242 Afghan Convicts to Kabul

Iran Extradites 242  Afghan Convicts to Kabul

January 13, 2019

TEHRAN - Iran has extradited another 242 Afghan convicts to their country, the Iranian deputy minister of justice told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on ...

Balkh Candidates Ask IECC to Deliver on Vote Recount Pledge

Balkh Candidates  Ask IECC to Deliver on  Vote Recount Pledge

January 13, 2019

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Protesting Wolesji Jirga candidates in northern Balkh province say the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has not yet delivered on its promise ...

Chinese State Councilor Meets Afghan President’s National Security Adviser

Chinese State Councilor  Meets Afghan President’s  National Security Adviser

January 12, 2019

BEIJING - Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Afghan president's national security adviser Hamdullah Mohib Thursday in Beijing...

Daudzai Discusses Afghan Peace with Pakistani Religious Leader

Daudzai Discusses  Afghan Peace with  Pakistani Religious  Leader

January 12, 2019

ISLAMABAD - President Ghani's Special Envoy Umer Daudzai met Siraj-ul-Haq, head of Jamaat-e-Islami party, on Thursday during his four-day visit to Pakistan, the High Peace Council said in a statement on Friday. ..

Afghan Govt, Taliban Direct Talks Vital for Political Settlement: Qureshi

Afghan Govt, Taliban Direct Talks Vital  for Political Settlement: Qureshi

January 12, 2019

KABUL - Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Islamabad wanted the Taliban to give up their refusal to talk to the Afghan government so that a political ...

Former President: Afghan Peace Depends on People’s Leadership

Former President: Afghan Peace Depends on People’s Leadership

January 12, 2019

KABUL - Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai stressed today that the peace process will not succeed unless it is fully led by Afghans and lacks the support of neighboring ...

Constitution can’t be Changed without Due Process: Samar

Constitution can’t be Changed without Due  Process: Samar

January 12, 2019

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Top human rights official in Afghanistan Seema Samar on Thursday said no individual or group could amend the Constitution without completing ...

Women Attend Winter Bowling Tournament in Kabul

Women Attend  Winter Bowling  Tournament in Kabul

January 12, 2019

KABUL - Those who attended the tournament said girls are faced with a lack of facilities in this sport.
At least 16 women from four bowling ...

US Rejects Russia's Accusation of Influence on Afghan Elections

US Rejects Russia's Accusation of Influence on Afghan Elections

January 12, 2019

KABUL - The US embassy meanwhile said the decision to delay the presidential elections was made by the Afghan election commission.
Russian Foreign Ministry ...

Ghani Stresses Urgent Efforts for Better Water Management

Ghani Stresses Urgent Efforts for Better Water Management

January 10, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has emphasized on more and urgent efforts to properly manage the country’s water resources which he called a natural asset, saying work ...

Rand Corporation’s Peace Deal Viewed as a Proposal

Rand Corporation’s Peace Deal Viewed as a Proposal

January 10, 2019

KABUL - A US-based research Centre has prepared a potential peace agreement in Afghanistan, but independent analysts insist that a formal deal is yet to be achieved...

Afghanistan Says End to War a ‘Dream’ Without Taliban Talking to Government

Afghanistan Says End to War a ‘Dream’ Without Taliban Talking to Government

January 10, 2019

KABUL - Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said on Wednesday that the Taliban’s refusal to involve the government in peace talks means the end to a conflict ...

Khalilzad Embarks on 14-Day Swing Through Region

Khalilzad Embarks on 14-Day Swing Through Region

January 10, 2019

WASHINGTON - US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad embarks on a 14-day visit to India, China, Afghanistan and ...

Afghan Envoy Hopes 2019 to be Year of Peace for Afghanistan

Afghan Envoy Hopes 2019 to  be Year of Peace for Afghanistan

January 10, 2019

ISLAMABAD - Daudzai says Pakistan has influence on the Taliban and that the group should be “encouraged” to come to the negotiations table.President . . .

Afghan Taliban, U.S. to Sit Down to Peace Talks Today

Afghan Taliban, U.S. to Sit Down to Peace Talks Today

January 09, 2019

KABUL - The Taliban have rejected numerous requests from regional powers to allow Afghan officials to take part in the talks, insisting that the United States is their main adversary ...

U.S. Embassy Delegation Visits Herat to Discuss Peace, Humanitarian Assistance

U.S. Embassy Delegation  Visits Herat to Discuss Peace,  Humanitarian Assistance

January 09, 2019

HERAT - A Diplomatic delegation from the US Embassy led by Counselor for Peace and Reconciliation Alan Misenheimer visited Herat today for meetings with Acting Provincial Governor . . .

Afghan Migrants Returning from Iran Hit Record High in 2018

Afghan Migrants Returning from  Iran Hit Record High in 2018

January 09, 2019

KABUL - The flow of Afghans forced to leave Iran turned into a flood in 2018, with a record nearly 800,000 coming back as renewed US sanctions sent the Iranian ...

Afghanistan Exported 5,400 Tons of Goods Via Air Corridors

Afghanistan Exported 5,400  Tons of Goods Via Air Corridors

January 09, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan has so far exported 5,400 tons of goods worth USD 100 million through the air corridors that it has recently established with various countries...

Iran-Pakistan Alliance Isolates US in Afghanistan

Iran-Pakistan  Alliance Isolates US  in Afghanistan

January 09, 2019

TEHRAN - Iran-Pakistan strategic policy has been able to isolate the US foreign policy in Afghanistan and take hold of the peace talks in Afghanistan, a magazine for Asia-Pacific ...

‘Presidential Poll Delay to Question Govt’s Legitimacy’

‘Presidential Poll Delay to Question Govt’s Legitimacy’

January 09, 2019

KABUL - They say delaying or suspending elections is the authority of a special committee mentioned in the Election Law and the Independent Election Commission ...

Trump, Modi Discuss Trade, Afghanistan: White House

Trump, Modi Discuss Trade, Afghanistan: White House

January 09, 2019

Trump and Modi agreed to strengthen the US-India strategic partnership in 2019.
WASHINGTON - The US President ...

3rd Kabul Process Conference to be Held in February: MoFA

3rd Kabul Process Conference to be Held in February: MoFA

January 08, 2019

KABUL - Ambassador Yamamoto called on Deputy Minister Zaman to discuss the upcoming 3rd meeting of the Kabul Process.
The two sides discussed and exchanged ...

Khamenei Aide Says U.S. Approached Him in Kabul Seeking Talks with Iran

Khamenei Aide Says U.S. Approached Him in Kabul Seeking Talks with Iran

January 08, 2019

DUBAI - A close aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday U.S. officials had approached him during a visit he made last month to Afghanistan ...

AGO Implements Half of MEC Recommendations: Report

AGO Implements Half of  MEC Recommendations: Report

January 08, 2019

KABUL - The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) on Sunday said the Attorney General Office (AGO) had so far implemented half of its ...

US Withdrawal won’t Impact Combat Operations: Mohib

US Withdrawal won’t Impact Combat Operations: Mohib

January 07, 2019

KABUL - Any US troop withdrawal will not impact combat operations against the Taliban and other terror groups in Afghanistan, says the national security advisor (NSA)...

Political Parties’ Observers Demand Reelections in Kabul

Political Parties’ Observers Demand Reelections in Kabul

January 07, 2019

KABUL - Political parties’ election observers on Saturday said they would soon share ‘evidence’ about widespread fraud in the October Wolesi Jirga elections in ...

Pence Promises Orderly Troop Pullout from Afghanistan

Pence Promises Orderly Troop Pullout from Afghanistan

January 07, 2019

KABUL - Amidst confusion regarding its military presence in the war-torn country, the Trump administration has ruled out a Syria-style withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan...

40 killed in Badakhshan Gold mine Collapse: Lawmaker

40 killed in Badakhshan  Gold mine Collapse: Lawmaker

January 07, 2019

FAIZABAD -  At least 29 people were killed and six others wounded on Sunday when a gold mine collapsed in the Kohistanat district of northeastern Badakhshan province...