Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, April 20th, 2019

9 Hydropower Dams to be Completed Over Next 3 Years

9 Hydropower Dams to be Completed Over Next 3 Years

April 13, 2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Water and Energy on Thursday said more than 250 water management projects were executed last solar year and nine hydropower dams would be constructed ...

Taliban Announce Annual Spring Offensive in Afghanistan

Taliban Announce Annual  Spring Offensive in Afghanistan

April 13, 2019

KABUL - The Taliban launched their annual spring offensive on Friday, calling on Afghan soldiers and police to abandon the government in a statement that points to further violence ...

Afghanistan Welcomes EU’s Support for Peace Process

Afghanistan Welcomes EU’s Support for Peace Process

April 10, 2019

Ghani says the European Union has good experiences in guaranteeing peace agreements in different countries...

Intra-Afghan Talks Best Way to End War: Imran

Intra-Afghan Talks Best Way to End War: Imran

April 10, 2019

ISALAMABAD - An intra-Afghan dialogue is the best way to end dour decades of conflict in neighbouring Afghanistan, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says...

Presidential Candidates May Boycott the Upcoming Peace Jirga

Presidential  Candidates  May Boycott the  Upcoming  Peace Jirga

April 10, 2019

KABUL - Most of the presidential candidates are against the upcoming Grand Consultative Peace Jirga, reasoning that it is an electoral campaign for President Ashraf Ghani ...

Salaries of Ex-MPs Stopped, Weapons Being Collected

Salaries of Ex-MPs Stopped, Weapons  Being Collected

April 10, 2019

KABUL - Salaries and other privileges of Wolesi Jirga members have been suspended and a process to collect weapons from their bodyguards is underway, officials said Tuesday...

Reconciliation Council Set to Finalize Qatar Meeting Delegation

Reconciliation Council Set to Finalize Qatar Meeting Delegation

April 10, 2019

The second meeting of the Reconciliation Council will decide on key issues around the Afghan peace.
KABUL - The newly-established Reconciliation ...

US House Urges Briefing by Khalilzad on Afghan Peace

US House Urges Briefing by Khalilzad on Afghan Peace

April 10, 2019

The House has given the US State Department a one-week time to allow Khalilzad brief the committee...

Mohaqiq Slams Ex-Minister’s Arrest as Politically-Motivated

Mohaqiq Slams Ex-Minister’s  Arrest as Politically-Motivated

April 10, 2019

KABUL  - The second deputy chief executive Mohammad Mohaqiq reacted to the arrest and imprisonment of Abdul Razaq Wahidi ...

4 Americans Killed in Taliban Attack

4 Americans Killed  in Taliban Attack

April 10, 2019

KABUL - Four Americans have been killed in suicide bomb attack near the largest US base in central Afghanistan, officials said.
As usual, the Taliban claimed ...

Khalilzad Departs Kabul After Fruitful Talks with Ghani

Khalilzad Departs  Kabul After Fruitful Talks with Ghani

April 09, 2019

KABUL- The US special envoy has left Kabul following productive talks with President Ashraf Ghani on accelerating a settlement process.
Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Ghani also discussed ...

Afghan Women be Part of Next Round of Peace Talks: Yamamoto

Afghan Women be Part of Next Round of Peace Talks: Yamamoto

April 09, 2019

LASHKARGAH - UN top diplomat in Afghanistan urged the Afghans to stand united in their support for the peace process for the sake of their country’s good future...

Loya Jirga’s Agenda Not Yet Known: Atmar’s Team

Loya Jirga’s Agenda Not  Yet Known: Atmar’s Team

April 09, 2019

KABUL - The ‘Peace and Moderation’ electoral team led by Mohammad Hanif Atmar on Sunday said the Consultative Loya Jirga on peace was being organized without consulting ...

Ex-Minister Imprisoned on Graft Charges

Ex-Minister Imprisoned  on Graft Charges

April 09, 2019

KABUL - Former Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdul Razaq Wahidi was sentenced to three years in prison on corruption charges and misuse of authority related ...

Govt Concerned over Illegal Mining of Natural Wealth: Danesh

Govt Concerned over  Illegal Mining of  Natural Wealth: Danesh

April 08, 2019

KABUL - Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Sunday said Afghanistan was blessed with rich natural resources which remained untapped until now...

Afghan MMA Artist Wins 3 Gold Medals in International Jui Jitsu Competitions in India

Afghan MMA Artist Wins 3 Gold Medals in International Jui Jitsu Competitions in India

April 08, 2019

NEW DELHI - Afghan Mixed Martial Arts athlete Hussain Bakhsh Safari has won three gold medals in internatonal Jiu Jitsu competitions in India...

Afghan Paralympics Swimmer Wins 4 Silver Medals

Afghan Paralympics Swimmer Wins  4 Silver Medals

April 08, 2019

WASHINGTON - Afghan Paralympics swimmer Abbas Karimi has won 4 gold medals in world Paralympics qualifying tournament which was organized in United States...

Afghanistan Summons Pakistan Diplomat Yet Again over PM’s Comments

Afghanistan Summons Pakistan Diplomat Yet Again over PM’s Comments

April 08, 2019

KABUL - The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) has expedited the assessment of parliamentary elections-related complaints and will complete it by the end of this week ...

IECC Expedites Efforts to Help New MPs Attend Peace Jirga

IECC Expedites Efforts to Help New MPs Attend Peace Jirga

April 08, 2019

KABUL - The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) has expedited the assessment of parliamentary elections-related complaints and will complete it by the end...

Govt Proposes Lists for Negotiating Team, Reconciliation Council

Govt Proposes Lists  for Negotiating Team,  Reconciliation Council

April 08, 2019

Sources said government has agreed for Afghans inside and outside government participate in the upcoming Qatar meeting.
KABUL - The Afghan government has prepared ...

Baghlan Police Chief Warns Taliban to Quit Violence

Baghlan Police Chief  Warns Taliban to Quit Violence

April 08, 2019

KABUL - Baghlan Police Chief Allah Dad Fedaee has asked his forces not to show mercy to those who continue to fight government militarily...

Peace Jirga Unfair in Current Circumstances: Fowzia Kofi

Peace Jirga Unfair in Current  Circumstances: Fowzia Kofi

April 08, 2019

KABUL - Former Wolesi Jirga member and founder of the Mawj-i-Tahawal Afghanistan on Sunday termed the Consultative Loya Jirga ‘an extravagant election campaign’ and against ...

Khalilzad to Meet Afghan Leaders as He Wraps up Islamabad Visit

Khalilzad to Meet Afghan Leaders  as He Wraps up Islamabad Visit

April 07, 2019

KABUL - US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad wrapped up his two-day visit to Islamabad where he held meetings with Pakistani officials ...

Afghan Hindus, Sikhs Vow Full Support to Peace Efforts

Afghan Hindus, Sikhs Vow Full Support to Peace Efforts

April 07, 2019

KABUL - Afghan Hindus and Sikhs at a ceremony in Kabul on Friday said their community has also been affected by insecurity and violence and that they fully support the ongoing ...

Daudzai Casts Doubt on Qatar Peace Summit Success

Daudzai Casts  Doubt on Qatar Peace Summit Success

April 07, 2019

KABUL - High Peace Council (HPC) secretary Mohammad Omar Daudzai on Saturday said peace conference in Qatar might not be fruitful if held ahead of the Consultative ...

US Eyes Reducing Diplomatic Staff in Afghanistan

US Eyes Reducing  Diplomatic Staff in  Afghanistan

April 07, 2019

WASHINGOTN - US officials have said that Washington is considering reducing its diplomatic footprint in Afghanistan as part of a broader effort to extricate the United States ...

Taliban ‘Suffer Heavy Losses’ as Badghis Airstrikes Continue

Taliban ‘Suffer Heavy Losses’  as Badghis Airstrikes Continue

April 07, 2019

KABUL - Senior officials from the Ministry of Defense on Saturday confirmed that Taliban has suffered heavy casualties in the ongoing airstrikes on hideouts of the group ...

Imran Says “Interim Govt” a Suggestion Not Interference

Imran Says “Interim Govt”  a Suggestion Not Interference

April 07, 2019

KABUL - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his notion of establishing an interim government in Afghanistan was a suggestion to ensure transparent polls and stability ...

Consultative Peace Jirga to Cost Afghan Government 369 Million Afghanis

Consultative Peace  Jirga to Cost Afghan Government  369 Million Afghanis

April 07, 2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Finance has confirmed that consultative peace Jirga (tribal council) will cost the government an estimated 369 million Afghanis which would be funded ...

Khalilzad, Pakistani Foreign Minister Discuss Afghan Peace Process

Khalilzad, Pakistani Foreign Minister Discuss Afghan Peace Process

April 06, 2019

KABUL - The US special envoy for Afghan peace process, Zalmai Khalilzad discussed the Afghan peace drive with Pakistani foreign minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi ...

Flash Floods Take Heavy Toll in Herat, Badghis

Flash Floods  Take Heavy Toll in Herat, Badghis

April 06, 2019

KABUL - Heavy flash floods generated by seasonal rainfalls badly affected different parts of Herat and Badghis provinces in the west of Afghanistan...

US Ensure NATO Efforts Would Make Afghanistan Safe from Posing Threats

US Ensure NATO Efforts Would Make Afghanistan Safe from Posing Threats

April 06, 2019

 KABUL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States ensure the efforts made by NATO allies would not be wasted and insurgent groups could never pose ...

Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia Discuss Civil Aviation Ties

Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia Discuss Civil Aviation Ties

April 06, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan transport minister and civil aviation head discussed increased cooperation with Saudi Arabia’s transport minister during a visit to the kingdom ...

Afghan Peace Council to Invite Taliban to Kabul

Afghan Peace Council to  Invite Taliban to Kabul

April 06, 2019

KABUL - The Afghan government will invite Taliban representatives to capital Kabul as part of ongoing peace efforts, a top official said Thursday...