Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

India, Iran Discuss Afghanistan, Regional Situation

India, Iran Discuss Afghanistan, Regional Situation

May 16,2019

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

Putin, Pompeo Talked  Afghanistan During a Meeting

May 16,2019

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

IEC Announces Final Results of Kabul Parliamentary Elections

May 16,2019

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

Clashes in  Afghan Prison Leave Four Dead, Dozens Injured

May 16,2019

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’

Arg Reacts to Candidates Suggestion on ‘Caretaker Govt’

May 15,2019

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

Women’s Rights Under Microscope in Afghanistan as Female Political Adviser Killed

May 15,2019

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

Dabs Loses $3.8m in Revenues Annually Due to Insecurity

May 15,2019

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’

Afghan Taliban Chief Negotiator: ‘ US on Verge of Defeat’

May 15,2019

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

Daudzai Discusses Outcomes of Peace Jirga with German Envoy

May 15,2019

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

Afghanistan, GIBF Sign MoU of Business Cooperation

May 15,2019

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

Over 40 Convicted on Drug Smuggling Charges

May 15,2019

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

Alice Wells Holds Talks with Afghan Leaders

May 14,2019

The US official and Afghan leaders discussed the peace process and upcoming elections among other topics...

Indonesia Says Ready Host Afghan Peace Talks

Indonesia Says  Ready Host Afghan Peace Talks

May 14,2019

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 Police Foils  Smugglers Bid to Sale  an Ancient Sculpture  for $250,000

May 14,2019

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

UNAMA Concerned about Civilian Harm  from Increased Violence During Ramadan

May 14,2019

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

Enhanced Kabul-Beijing  Cooperation Underlined

May 14,2019

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

Interior Ministry Registers  100,000 Crime Cases in Five Years

May 14,2019

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

17 Taliban Fighters Killed, 8 Wounded in Special Forces Raid Along Highway-1 in Ghazni

May 14,2019

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 Set to Form  New Team for Talks  with Taliban

May 13,2019

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

Taliban Urged to  Agree on Ceasefire

May 13,2019

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

IS Chief Baghdadi Said to be Hiding in Afghanistan

May 13,2019

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

Candidates Insist on Alternative to NUG after May 22

May 13,2019

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

$600m Shifting won’t Affect Afghan Forces’ Lethality

May 13,2019

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

Desist from Fighting in Ramadan,  Imam-I-Kaaba Urges Muslims

May 13,2019

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’

Online Business in Afghanistan Improving Despite ‘Hurdles’

May 13,2019

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

US to Transfer Part of $1.5b  to Border Wall from Afghan Forces

May 12,2019

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

EU Envoy Stresses Women’s Key Role in Afghan Peace

May 12,2019

The EU envoy says the European Union will continue supporting Afghan women...

Shaheen Wants Afghan Women to be Part of Talks

Shaheen Wants Afghan Women to be Part of Talks

May 12,2019

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

India, China to Help Efforts for Peace in Afghanistan

May 12,2019

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

Steps on to Boost Trade  with Afghanistan: Pakistan

May 12,2019

ISALAMABAD - Pakistan claims having taken necessary measures to create a peaceful environment for promoting trade with Afghanistan.
Minister of State for Parliamentary

Taliban Fighters Double as Reporters to Wage Afghan Digital War

Taliban Fighters Double as  Reporters to Wage Afghan Digital War

May 12,2019

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

US Needs to Keep Troops in Afghanistan: Dunford

May 11,2019

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

West Needs Fulfill Obligations on Afghan Refugees: Iran

May 11,2019

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

‎Woman Among  5 Arrested as Police Busts Dangerous Gang of Armed  Robbers in Kabul City

May 11,2019

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

War in Afghanistan Can be Sustained: Mcmaster

May 11,2019

McMaster says long wars are manageable when waged alongside allies, utilizing burden sharing...