Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Pakistan Refrains from Condemning Afghan Taliban’s Offensive

Pakistan Refrains from Condemning  Afghan Taliban’s Offensive

April 20, 2019

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has warned that an escalation in hostilities could derail U.S.-led peace efforts in Afghanistan, although it apparently refrained from condemning ...

Ex-President: Peace Possible When all Afghans Sit Together

Ex-President:  Peace Possible When all  Afghans Sit Together

April 20, 2019

Afghanistan's former President Hamid Karzai said Friday that peace in his homeland, ravaged by more than 17 years of war, will only be possible when Afghans from all sectors ...

IEC to Use Biometric System for Voter Registration Process

IEC to Use Biometric  System for Voter  Registration Process

April 20, 2019

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) will kick off voter registration process for the upcoming presidential elections on May 10, using biometric system ...

U.S. Envoy ‘Disappointed’ by Collapse of Inter-Afghan Peace Meeting

U.S. Envoy ‘Disappointed’  by Collapse of Inter-Afghan  Peace Meeting

April 20, 2019

The U.S. on Friday expressed disappointment over postponement of the landmark peace conference between the Taliban and an Afghan peace delegation from Kabul...

Ashgabat, Kabul Agree on Diversification of Trade and Economic Relations

Ashgabat, Kabul Agree on Diversification  of Trade and Economic Relations

April 20, 2019

ASHGABAT - Afghanistan’s Trade Attache Radai Hotak visited Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan (UIET), Trend reports with reference to UIET...

We Need to Engage in Talks from a United Front: Spanta

We Need to Engage in Talks from a United Front: Spanta

April 20, 2019

KABUL - Former National Security Advisor Rangin Dadfar Spanta on Thursday said that Afghanistan needs to engage in peace talks and political dialogue with the opponents from ...

Afghanistan Descends 3 Points on Press Freedom Index

Afghanistan  Descends 3 Points on  Press Freedom Index

April 20, 2019

RSF figures show that at least four media workers have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year.
KABUL - The index on press freedom released ...

Taliban Has No Way Except Talks with Afghan Govt: Ghani

Taliban Has No Way Except Talks with Afghan Govt: Ghani

April 18, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday met with members of the delegation who will hold a meeting with the Taliban in Qatar on April 20. ..

Government Names 250 People to Participate in Doha Meeting

Government Names  250 People to Participate in Doha Meeting

April 17, 2019

The Afghan government has prepared an initial list of the Qatar delegation which consists of 250 members.
KABUL - The government of Afghanistan has prepared ...

Germany Pledges 59 Million Euros to Afghanistan

Germany Pledges  59 Million Euros to  Afghanistan

April 17, 2019

KABUL - The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) committed to investing about AFN 5.1 billion (EUR 59 million) in Afghanistan, focusing on good ...

US Special Envoy in Washington Instead of Doha

US Special Envoy in Washington Instead of Doha

April 17, 2019

KABUL - Khalilzad was expected to hold the sixth round of peace talks with Taliban representatives in Qatar on April 15.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi ...

IEC Yet to Decide on Use of Biometric System in Elections

IEC Yet to Decide on Use of Biometric System in Elections

April 17, 2019

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday so far has not reached a final decision on the use of the biometric system in the upcoming presidential elections scheduled ...

Taliban’s Spring Offensive to Bring More Suffering to Afghans: UNSC

Taliban’s Spring Offensive to Bring  More Suffering to Afghans: UNSC

April 17, 2019

KABUL - The UN Security Council has unanimously condemned the Taliban's announcement of a spring offensive, saying the move will only "result in more unnecessary suffering ...

Afghan Government and USAID Recognize Women Interns in Kandahar

Afghan Government and  USAID Recognize Women  Interns in Kandahar

April 17, 2019

KANDAHAR -  sixty women graduates received government-issued certificates recognizing their year-long training and work experience through the U.S. Agency for International . . .

Khalilzad Pushes for Ceasefire as Peace Efforts Continue

Khalilzad Pushes  for Ceasefire as Peace  Efforts Continue

April 16, 2019

>Khalilzad says the Afghan people deserve and want a comprehensive ceasefire.
KABUL - The US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who has ...

Afghanistan Opens New Mining Areas to Int’l Investment

Afghanistan Opens New  Mining Areas to Int’l Investment

April 16, 2019

The Mines and Petroleum Minister says Afghanistan’s mining sector is “open for business”.
KABUL - In a keynote address at the Afghanistan ...

Afghan Delegation for Qatar Talks Finalized

Afghan Delegation for Qatar Talks Finalized

April 16, 2019

KABUL - After several days of negotiations, the Reconciliation Leadership Council has finalized the list of participants for the Qatar meeting, a member of the Council said on Monday...

Taliban Still an Impediment to Peace Process

Taliban Still an Impediment to Peace Process

April 16, 2019

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said that Taliban were still an obstacle to the peace process, using the effort as an instrument. ..

Afghan Hindus, Sikhs Celebrate Vesak Festival

Afghan Hindus, Sikhs  Celebrate Vesak Festival

April 16, 2019

KABUL - Afghan Hindus and Sikhs in Jalalabad city in the east of Afghanistan on Monday celebrated the 322st Vesak Festival but it was now crowded if compared to their celebrations ...

Ghani to Meet Abdullah Regarding Loya Jirga on Peace

Ghani to Meet Abdullah  Regarding Loya Jirga on Peace

April 16, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani will be meeting Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah regarding his Stability and Unanimity team’s decision to boycott ...

Rabbani, Kumar Talk Bilateral, Regional Issues

Rabbani, Kumar Talk Bilateral,  Regional Issues

April 16, 2019

KABUL - Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar on Monday called on Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and discussed issues related to mutual interest, according to a statement...

‘Disagreements’ Delay Reconciliation Council’s Scheduled Meeting

‘Disagreements’ Delay  Reconciliation Council’s Scheduled Meeting

April 15, 2019

Critics said government is opposing the participation of its political rivals in the Qatar meeting.
KABUL - The scheduled meeting of the newly-established ...

Political Parties Seen as a Source of Insecurity in Daikundi

Political Parties Seen as a Source of  Insecurity in Daikundi

April 15, 2019

KABUL - Some residents of Daikundi, questioning the role of political parties, believe unnecessary interference from such groups often fuel tension, distrust and unhealthy ...

Abdullah ‘will Not Attend’ Peace Jirga

Abdullah ‘will Not Attend’ Peace Jirga

April 15, 2019

Abdullah says he does not see the Jirga helpful to overcome the current problems in the country.
KABUL - Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah ...

‘Taliban Spring Offensive an Attempt to Sabotage Peace Process’

‘Taliban Spring Offensive  an Attempt to Sabotage Peace Process’

April 15, 2019

KABUL - Senior Afghan politicians, including former president Hamid Karzai, have strongly lambasted the Taliban’s announcement of spring offensive, calling it an attempt ...

Pakistan Airspace Closure: Afghanistan Losses Reach $12m

Pakistan Airspace Closure:  Afghanistan Losses Reach $12m

April 15, 2019

KABUL - The Civil Aviation Authority on Sunday said Afghanistan so far lost $12 million after Pakistan closed its airspace but added efforts were underway to open new airspace ...

Taliban Militants Looted 100 Sheep of Villagers in Sar-E-Pol

Taliban Militants Looted 100  Sheep of Villagers in Sar-E-Pol

April 15, 2019

KABUL - Taliban militants have looted a flock of sheep in northern Sar-e Pol province of Afghanistan, a local official claimed on Sunday...

Taliban Offensive Announcement ‘Illegitimate’: ARG

Taliban Offensive  Announcement  ‘Illegitimate’: ARG

April 14, 2019

KABUL - The Presidential Palace, also known as ARG, in a statement on Saturday condemned the Taliban’s announcement of the so-called spring offense and said it is an evident sign of the will ...

Foreign Militants Fighting in Taliban Ranks: Paktia Governor

Foreign Militants Fighting in Taliban Ranks: Paktia  Governor

April 14, 2019

GARDEZ - Foreign militants have been fighting alongside their Afghan comrades against government forces in Afghanistan, the governor of southeastern Paktia province says...

Taliban’s Peace Negotiators No More on UNSC Black List

Taliban’s Peace Negotiators  No More on UNSC Black List

April 14, 2019

KABUL - Taliban peace interlocutors’ names have been removed from the UN Security Council black list for nine months, the group’s spokesman claimed on Friday...

Wolesi Jirga Chief Secretary Steps Down

Wolesi Jirga Chief Secretary Steps Down

April 14, 2019

KABUL - Wolesi Jirga Secretary Khuda-i-Nazar Nasrat, who was accused of embezzlement two years back, has sent his resignation to the secretariat from India...

Khalilzad Slams Taliban’s Offensive as Reckless

Khalilzad Slams Taliban’s  Offensive as Reckless

April 14, 2019

KABUL - US Special Representative Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad has condemned Taliban’s announcement of the annual spring offensive and asked all Afghans to come together ...

Baghlan Police Chief Among 4 Security Personnel Injured in Taliban Attack

Baghlan Police Chief Among 4 Security  Personnel Injured in Taliban Attack

April 14, 2019

PUL-I-KHUMRI - The police chief of northern Baghlan province and his three bodyguards have been injured in the Taliban attack, local representatives claimed on Friday....

27 Taliban Killed as Sherzad Battle Comes to an End

27 Taliban Killed as Sherzad Battle Comes to an End

April 14, 2019

JALALABAD - At least 27 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 32 others wounded as security forces’ response to two car suicide attacks in eastern Nangarhar province ...

CIA Director Reportedly Meets Afghan Officials

CIA Director Reportedly Meets Afghan Officials

April 13, 2019

Reports indicate that Haspel met with President Ashraf Ghani and NDS Chief Masoom Stanekzai...