Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, July 21st, 2019

IEC Investigates to Identify Violators of Parliamentary Elections

IEC Investigates to Identify  Violators of Parliamentary Elections

July 11,2019

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) is investigating to identify those staff who were involved in the electoral fraud in the Afghan parliamentary elections...

Peace Process Should be Fully Afghan-Owned: Karzai

Peace Process Should be Fully Afghan-Owned: Karzai

July 11,2019

Karzai stressed that transparency in negotiations will immensely help the process evolve...

Taliban, Afghan Representatives Agree to Road Map for Peace Deal

Taliban, Afghan Representatives  Agree to Road Map for Peace Deal

July 10,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday welcomed the intra-Afghan conference in Doha and said the joint resolution of the meeting is a step forward ...

MoFA Counts Doha Conference Resolution a Step Forward

MoFA Counts Doha Conference Resolution a Step Forward

July 10,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday welcomed the intra-Afghan conference in Doha and said the joint resolution of the meeting is a step forward ...

Iran Fully Supports Afghan Peace Process

Iran Fully Supports  Afghan Peace Process

July 10,2019

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Iran’s deputy foreign minister Jaber Ali Ansari has said Tehran fully supports the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan...

Renovation of Darul Aman Palace Almost Complete

Renovation of Darul Aman Palace Almost Complete

July 10,2019

KABUL - The reconstruction of Darul Aman Palace has completed 90 percent and will be ready to host the celebration of Afghanistan’s Independence Day in another two ...

Doctors Among 4 Killed in Maidan Wardak Raid

Doctors Among  4 Killed in Maidan  Wardak Raid

July 10,2019

MAIDAN SHAHAR - Two doctors and as many staff members of a hospital have been killed during a security forces operation in Daimirdad district of central Maidan Wardak ...

Ivanka Trump Hails Participation of Afghan Women in Intra-Afghan Dialogue in Qatar

Ivanka Trump Hails Participation of Afghan Women in Intra-Afghan Dialogue in Qatar

July 10,2019

WASHINGOTN - Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s elder daughter and senior adviser, hailed the participation of Afghan women in Qatar conference...

Saffron Fields Cover 70 Hectares of Land in Balkh

Saffron Fields Cover 70 Hectares of Land in Balkh

July 10,2019

Balkh women said saffron cultivation generates good incomes for them compared to other crops.
MAZAR-E-SHARIF - Saffron cultivation has turned into good business ...

Abdullah Hopes Doha Meeting will Lead to Direct Talks

Abdullah Hopes Doha Meeting will Lead to Direct Talks

July 09,2019

Abdullah says he hopes the intra-Afghan conference in Doha will help the peace process ...

Afghan Movie Wins Best Screenplay Award at SAARC Film Festival

Afghan Movie Wins  Best Screenplay Award at  SAARC Film Festival

July 09,2019

COLOMBO - Afghan filmmaker Roya Sadat’s “A Letter to The President” won the Best Screenplay award at SAARC Film Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Sunday ...

Taliban Driven from 4 Strategic Faryab Villages

Taliban Driven  from 4 Strategic Faryab Villages

July 09,2019

MAIMANA - Security forces have regained control of four strategic villages of Pashtunkot district in northern Faryab province, an official said on Sunday...

Afghans, Taliban Talk in Qatar About a Peaceful Future as War Rages at Home

Afghans, Taliban Talk in Qatar About a Peaceful Future as War Rages at Home

July 09,2019

Wary representatives of Afghan society met Taliban officials in Qatar on Monday for a second day of talks, with bloody insurgent attacks back home casting a pall over efforts to end Afghanistan’s years of war...

Politicians Note Change in Taliban’s Mindset

Politicians Note Change in Taliban’s Mindset

July 09,2019

An Afghan MP says time is needed to judge whether there is a change in the Taliban’s position . . .

British Museum to Help Return Ancient Artefacts Looted from Iraq and Afghanistan

British Museum to  Help Return Ancient  Artefacts Looted from Iraq and Afghanistan

July 09,2019

KABUL - The British Museum is working with the UK Border Force and other Government law enforcement agencies to help to return the seized items, which were brought ...

‘Selfish’ MPs Interested in 4 Commissions: Colleagues

‘Selfish’ MPs Interested in 4 Commissions: Colleagues

July 09,2019

KABUL -  Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday accused their colleagues of considering their personal gains while nominating themselves to get membership of four lower house ...

Ceasefire on Agenda as Qatar Hosts Intra-Afghan Summit

Ceasefire on Agenda as Qatar Hosts Intra-Afghan Summit

July 08,2019

Taliban officials meet a group of Afghan delegates in Doha as part of diplomatic efforts to end years of violence and build trust between Afghan civilians and the insurgent group.

Great to see Afghans Talking to Afghans: Pompeo

Great to see Afghans Talking to Afghans: Pompeo

July 08,2019

KABUL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the intra-Afghan conference for peace in the Qatari capital Doha has been a long time coming and it is great to see senior ...

ESG Calls on all Stakeholders to Adhere to Constitutions, Democratic Principles

ESG Calls on all  Stakeholders to Adhere to Constitutions,  Democratic Principles

July 08,2019

KABUL - The Election Support Group (ESG) has encouraged the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to continue making progress in its preparations for the upcoming election . . .

Khalilzad Acknowledges Progress Made During Talks with Taliban

Khalilzad Acknowledges  Progress Made During  Talks with Taliban

July 08,2019

KABUL - US Special Representative for Afghanistan Peace Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad has said that he had productive sessions with Taliban during the ongoing seventh round ...

WJ Elects Secretary, Deputy to Complete Admin Board

WJ Elects Secretary, Deputy  to Complete Admin Board

July 08,2019

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga on Sunday elected lawmakers Karimullah Attal as secretary and Erfanullah Erfan as deputy secretary of the lower house of Parliament through a ballot...

Qatar Intra-Afghan Meeting to Pave Way for Peace in Afghanistan: Markus

Qatar Intra-Afghan  Meeting to Pave Way for Peace in Afghanistan: Markus

July 08,2019

KABUL - Germany Special Envoy for Afghanistan Potzel Markus has said that intra-Afghan meeting in Doha, the capital of Qatar, was an initiative to pave the way for peace ...

ACB Order Probe Against Aftab Alam, Suspend Team Manager

ACB Order  Probe Against Aftab  Alam, Suspend  Team Manager

July 08,2019

KABUL - The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has order probe into fast bowler Aftab Alam’s hotel incident and suspended team manager Naved Sayem, a media reporter said on Sunday...

Delegates in Doha for Intra-Afghan Talks

Delegates in Doha  for Intra-Afghan Talks

July 07,2019

Afghan politicians, journalists, civil society members and youths make the delegates of the intra-Afghan talks in Doha.
DOHA - A delegation of 50 members . . .

US, Taliban Rewriting Draft Agreement in Doha Talks: Reports

US, Taliban Rewriting  Draft Agreement in Doha Talks: Reports

July 07,2019

KABUL - As the US and the Taliban negotiators are about to resume their talks after a one-day break on Saturday . ..

Top Candidates to Vie for WJ Secretary, Deputy Slots

Top Candidates to  Vie for WJ Secretary, Deputy Slots

July 07,2019

KABUL - No candidate on Saturday managed to secure the Wolesi Jirga secretary and deputy secretary posts and now there will be fresh election among top candidates...

The Hour Has Come for Peace in Afghanistan

The Hour Has Come for Peace in Afghanistan

July 06,2019

Pompeo says that the United States remains committed to the Afghan peace process.

Govt Wants Scheduled Pull out of Foreign Forces: Raaz

Govt Wants Scheduled Pull out of Foreign Forces: Raaz

July 06,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Adela Raaz said Afghan government showed its commitment for peace by releasing the Taliban prisoners and ...

Afghanistan’s Exports to Reach $1b this Year

Afghanistan’s Exports to Reach $1b this Year

July 06,2019

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Afghanistan’s exports would reach one billion dollars during the ongoing year, the Minister for Commerce and Industry said on Thursday...

Compromise to Help Achieve Peace, US Envoy Tells Afghans

Compromise to Help Achieve Peace, US Envoy Tells Afghans

July 06,2019

KABUL - US Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass has said the Afghans must be prepared to compromise in months to come to achieve a political settlement and select a new leader...

Pakistani Premier to Meet Taliban Leaders on Afghan Peace

Pakistani Premier to Meet  Taliban Leaders on Afghan Peace

July 06,2019

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will meet with leaders of the Taliban in the near future in an attempt to push forward an otherwise sluggish peace process ...

Prepare Strategic Security Plan for Zabul, Ghani Tells Defence Officials

Prepare Strategic  Security Plan for Zabul, Ghani Tells Defence Officials

July 06,2019

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has directed defence officials to prepare strategic security plan for southern Zabul province, a statement from Presidential ...

Candidates Campaigning before Time be Disqualified

Candidates Campaigning  before Time be Disqualified

July 06,2019

KABUL - The Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEEFA) on Thursday called the ongoing voter registration process as ‘unsuccessful’, saying presidential candidates ...

Newly-Built 350-Bed Hospital Opens in Kandahar

Newly-Built 350-Bed Hospital Opens in Kandahar

July 06,2019

KANDAHAR CITY - Public Health Minister Dr. Firozuddin Firoz on Thursday inaugurated a 350-bed hospital in southern Kandahar province ...

Security, Economic Challenges Stay High for Returnees

Security, Economic Challenges Stay High for Returnees

July 04,2019

KABUL - Living conditions for Afghan returnees, conflict-induced internally displaced persons (IDPs) and the communities hosting them over the past two years have slightly improved...