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India, Iran Discuss Afghanistan, Regional Situation
KABUL - The Indo-Iranian strategic cooperation on the Chabahar port was also discussed, with government sources saying “both sides expressed satisfaction”. . .
Putin, Pompeo Talked Afghanistan During a Meeting
KABUL - Russian President Vladimir Putin and US secretary of State Mike Pempeo have discussed range of international issues, including Afghanistan during a meeting, according to a media report on Wednesday. . .
IEC Announces Final Results of Kabul Parliamentary Elections
The new list is slightly different compared with the preliminary list released by the IEC in January...
Clashes in Afghan Prison Leave Four Dead, Dozens Injured
KABUL - Fighting between prisoners and Afghan policemen during a drug search operation in the country’s largest prison left four prisoners dead and several injured ...
Arg Reacts to Candidates Suggestion on ‘Caretaker Govt’
President Ghani’s spokesman says the presidential candidates’ suggestion has no legal base...
Women’s Rights Under Microscope in Afghanistan as Female Political Adviser Killed
KABUL - Gunmen shot dead a former television journalist and adviser to the Afghan parliament in Kabul on Saturday, underlining threats to women and drawing widespread condemnation.Mina Mangal ...
Dabs Loses $3.8m in Revenues Annually Due to Insecurity
KABUL - The Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the country’s power distributor firm, is losing AFs300 million (more than $3.8 million) in revenues ...
Afghan Taliban Chief Negotiator: ‘ US on Verge of Defeat’
ISLAMABAD - The Taliban’s chief negotiator says in newly released remarks that the United States is on the verge of defeat and will quit Afghanistan soon “either ...
Daudzai Discusses Outcomes of Peace Jirga with German Envoy
KABUL - The High Peace Council (HPC) Secretary General Umar Daudzai has held a meeting with German Ambassador to Afghanistan Potzel Markus and discussed intra-Afghan dialogue ...
Afghanistan, GIBF Sign MoU of Business Cooperation
KABUL - Afghanistan’s Consul General Naseem Sharifi and Commercial Attaché Abdul Nafi Sarwari have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of cooperation ...
Over 40 Convicted on Drug Smuggling Charges
KABUL - Primary and appellant courts have sentenced 42 individuals to jail on drug smuggling charges.
The Counter-Narcotic Justice Centre ...
Alice Wells Holds Talks with Afghan Leaders
The US official and Afghan leaders discussed the peace process and upcoming elections among other topics...
Indonesia Says Ready Host Afghan Peace Talks
KABUL - Indonesia is ready to host Afghanistan peace talks, the country ...
Kabul Police Foils Smugglers Bid to Sale an Ancient Sculpture for $250,000
KABUL - The Kabul Police forces have foiled smugglers’ bid to sale an ancient sculpture for 250,000 US Dollars, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said...
UNAMA Concerned about Civilian Harm from Increased Violence During Ramadan
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expresses grave concern about the impact on civilians from the increase in violence around the country during ...
Enhanced Kabul-Beijing Cooperation Underlined
KABUL - Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Liu Jingson met Deputy Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman and discussed ties between the two countries, the Chinese embassy ...
Interior Ministry Registers 100,000 Crime Cases in Five Years
KABUL - More than 100,000 cases of crimes have been registered in the Ministry of Interior Affairs over the past five years, Acting Minister of Interior Affairs Massoud Andarabi ...
17 Taliban Fighters Killed, 8 Wounded in Special Forces Raid Along Highway-1 in Ghazni
KABUL - At least 17 Taliban fighters were killed and 8 others were wounded in Special Forces raid which was conducted along Highway-1 in South-eastern Ghazni province...
Kabul Set to Form New Team for Talks with Taliban
KABUL - The national unity government is all set to constitute a new team for peace negotiations with the Taliban.
Consultations are ongoing on ...
Taliban Urged to Agree on Ceasefire
PUL-I-KHUMRI - The Consultative Peace Jirga representatives from northern Baghlan province have called on the Taliban to agree on a ceasefire with the government...
IS Chief Baghdadi Said to be Hiding in Afghanistan
KABUL - The Islamic State (Daesh) supremo, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan, a British tabloid reported on Saturday...
Candidates Insist on Alternative to NUG after May 22
KABUL - As the legal tenure of the National Unity Government (NUG) is inching closer to its end, a number of presidential elections reiterated that an alternative plan ...
$600m Shifting won’t Affect Afghan Forces’ Lethality
KABUL - The shifting of about $600 million from an account meant for Afghan security forces would have no adverse effect on their readiness, says the US military...
Desist from Fighting in Ramadan, Imam-I-Kaaba Urges Muslims
KABUL - Sheikh Abdur-Rahman ibn Abdul Aziz as-Sudais, the leading Imam and Khateeb at al-Masjid al-Haraam, has encouraged the Muslims to pardon and reconcile ...
Online Business in Afghanistan Improving Despite ‘Hurdles’
KABUL - Online business has seen a “massive growth” in the country over the past three years despite some “hurdles” on the way ...
US to Transfer Part of $1.5b to Border Wall from Afghan Forces
WASHINGTON - Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved the transfer of $1.5 billion to build more than 80 miles (130 km)of barriers on the border ...
EU Envoy Stresses Women’s Key Role in Afghan Peace
The EU envoy says the European Union will continue supporting Afghan women...
Shaheen Wants Afghan Women to be Part of Talks
KABUL - An influential US senator has underlined the need for including women in negotiations to enforce peace in Afghanistan and chart a better future for the country...
India, China to Help Efforts for Peace in Afghanistan
NEW DELHI - The commitment came after Chinese Special Envoy Ambassador Deng Xijun was on a visit to New Delhi, where he met Indian officials to discuss Afghanistan's ...
Steps on to Boost Trade with Afghanistan: Pakistan
ISALAMABAD - Pakistan claims having taken necessary measures to create a peaceful environment for promoting trade with Afghanistan.
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Taliban Fighters Double as Reporters to Wage Afghan Digital War
KABUL - Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban’s chief spokesman and editor-in-chief of the insurgent group’s daily news bulletin, starts every day ...
US Needs to Keep Troops in Afghanistan: Dunford
WASHINGTON - The United States needs to keep its forces in Afghanistan until the insurgency is vanquished, says a top American military commander...
West Needs Fulfill Obligations on Afghan Refugees: Iran
TERHRAN - An Iranian deputy foreign minister said Iran has been generously welcoming Afghan immigrants for 40 years, but Western countries, who are the many causes ...
Woman Among 5 Arrested as Police Busts Dangerous Gang of Armed Robbers in Kabul City
KABUL - At least five people including a woman were arrested on charges of armed robberies during an operation of the Afghan police forces in Kabul city...
War in Afghanistan Can be Sustained: Mcmaster
McMaster says long wars are manageable when waged alongside allies, utilizing burden sharing...