Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Stay Impartial in Polls, CEO Tells Security Officials

Stay Impartial in Polls, CEO Tells Security Officials

August 05,2019

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday said the main task of security forces was to secure and facilitate the conduct of transparent ...

Ceasefire to be Discussed During Intra-Afghan Talks

Ceasefire to be Discussed During Intra-Afghan Talks

August 05,2019

KABUL - Taliban’s Political Office Spokesperson Sohail Shaheen on Sunday said the element of ceasefire would be discussed during intra-Afghan talks with Afghan ...

MPs Continue to Differ Over Mid-Year Budget

MPs Continue to Differ Over Mid-Year Budget

August 05,2019

KABUL - Lawmakers continued to differ over the draft budget for mid-year, the Wolesi Jirga treasury and budgetary commission said on Sunday, hoping consensus would ...

Trump Seeks Political Way to Reduce Troops in Afghanistan: Pompeo

Trump Seeks Political  Way to Reduce Troops in  Afghanistan: Pompeo

August 05,2019

Pompeo says that US wants to ensure that Afghanistan never again becomes a “platform” for terrorists.
WASHINGTON - The US Secretary ...

Kabul Hosts Film Festival on Independence Day

Kabul Hosts Film Festival on  Independence Day

August 05,2019

KABUL - An eight-day film festival was kicked off in Kabul on Saturday where Afghan movies from the 1980s, early 1990s, and pictures from the past 18 years ...

Afghanistan’s Fruit Exports Increase by 30 Percent

Afghanistan’s Fruit Exports Increase by 30 Percent

August 05,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan has exported 255 tons of fresh fruit so far this year to India, Europe and some Arab nations, making 30 percent increase compared to the same period ...

Nangarhar Tribal Elders Demand Timely Presidential Polls

Nangarhar Tribal Elders  Demand Timely Presidential Polls

August 05,2019

JALALABAD - Hundreds of tribal elders gathered in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday and demanded the presidential election to be held on timZe...

UN Renews Support to Afghan Elections

UN Renews Support to Afghan Elections

August 03,2019

The UN chief in Afghanistan calls on Afghans to use their right of voting...

Civilians’ Safety Top Priority, Govt Reacts to UN Report

Civilians’ Safety Top Priority, Govt Reacts to UN Report

July 31,2019

KABUL - In response to a UN report on civilian casualties, the Afghan government on Tuesday said it was taking ‘concrete steps’ to protect civilians ...

UN Urges Parties to Heed Call from Afghans: Zero Civilian Casualties

UN Urges Parties to Heed Call from Afghans: Zero Civilian Casualties

July 31,2019

MIDYEAR UPDATE SHOWS 3,812 CIVILIANS KILLED & INJURED
KABUL - The conflict in Afghanistan continues to have a devastating impact on civilians, with the latest ...

UN Urges Parties to Heed Call from Afghans: Zero Civilian Casualties

UN Urges Parties to Heed Call from Afghans: Zero Civilian Casualties

July 31,2019

MIDYEAR UPDATE SHOWS 3,812 CIVILIANS KILLED & INJURED
KABUL - The conflict in Afghanistan continues to have a devastating impact on civilians, with the latest ...

Sopko Doubts Afghan Forces’ Self-Sustaining Capacity

Sopko Doubts Afghan Forces’ Self-Sustaining Capacity

July 31,2019

SIGAR estimates the US has spent about $18 billion to equip Afghanistan’s security forces...

Trump Admin Want Troops Withdrawal from Afghanistan by 2020

Trump Admin Want  Troops Withdrawal from Afghanistan by 2020

July 31,2019

KABUL - US President Donald Trump wants to draw down troops in Afghanistan before the 2020 presidential election, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.

Atmar’s Election Campaign Delayed Over Internal Rift

Atmar’s Election  Campaign Delayed Over Internal Rift

July 31,2019

Atmar’s spokesman says the reports on the differences among members of the electoral team are not true...

Herat Farmers to Produce 135,000 Tons of Grapes this Year

Herat Farmers to Produce  135,000 Tons of Grapes this Year

July 31,2019

Herat farmers produce 120 types of grapes, most of which are exported overseas, mainly to India and Pakistan...

Electioneering: Kunar Police Beef up Security

Electioneering:  Kunar Police Beef  up Security

July 31,2019

ASADABAD - Police in eastern Kunar province have stepped up measures to provide security to presidential candidates during the campaign period and on voting day...

Intra-Afghan Negotiations to Follow US-Taliban Deal

Intra-Afghan Negotiations to Follow US-Taliban Deal

July 29,2019

Comment by US envoy comes after Afghan minister says government delegation to meet the group within two weeks in Europe.
KABUL - Direct talks between the Taliban ...

Problematic Voter Drive Main Challenge to Sept. 28 Ballot

Problematic  Voter Drive Main Challenge to  Sept. 28 Ballot

July 29,2019

KABUL - Two election oversight institutes on Saturday said giving voter cards to underage people and using fake identity cards during the voter registration drive posed main challenge ...

Pakistan’s Kabul Embassy Restricts Issuance of Visa

Pakistan’s Kabul  Embassy Restricts  Issuance of Visa

July 29,2019

KABUL -  Pakistan embassy in Kabul has announced on Sunday to restrict the issuance of visa to certain segments of Afghan population due to a criminal gang operating outside ...

40 MEC Proposals Fully Implemented in Judicial Organs

40 MEC Proposals Fully Implemented in Judicial Organs

July 29,2019

KABUL - The Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluating Committee (MEC on Sunday said the government had fully enforced its 40 suggestions out of 50 in the judicial and criminal organs. . .

Presidential Campaign Kicks off Amid Doubts Whether Polls will Go Ahead

Presidential Campaign  Kicks off Amid Doubts  Whether Polls will Go Ahead

July 29,2019

KABUL - The campaign to elect Afghanistan’s new president started Sunday amid fear of foul play, insecurity and doubts whether the vote — set for September 28 —  will actually ...

Afghans Urged to Widely Partake in I-Day Events

Afghans Urged to Widely  Partake in I-Day Events

July 29,2019

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Religious scholars in northern Balkh province on Sunday urged the people to widely participate in programs marking the country’s 100th Independent Day...

Afghanistan to Face Iran in Cafa U-16 Championship

Afghanistan to  Face Iran in Cafa U-16 Championship

July 29,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan’s U16 National Football Team will face Iran in their third match of the 2019 CAFA U-16 Championship in Tajikistan today...

BRICS Voices Support for Afghan Peace Efforts

BRICS Voices Support for Afghan Peace Efforts

July 28,2019

The BRICS ministers expressed their concern over the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan particularly.
KABUL - Ministers of the BRICS countries gathered ...

UN Hails Afghan Women’s Progress in Last 18 Years

UN Hails Afghan  Women’s Progress  in Last 18 Years

July 28,2019

KABUL - UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed has said women have made significant progress in the past 18 years, making 27 percent of the civil service in Afghanistan...

Lack of Agenda Items: Wolesi Jirga Cancels Session

Lack of Agenda  Items: Wolesi Jirga Cancels Session

July 28,2019

KABUL - Some Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday called the lower house’s administrative board as “incapable” as today’s session could be not held for lack of agenda...

EU Pledges Support for Afghanistan’s Economic Uplift

EU Pledges Support for  Afghanistan’s Economic Uplift

July 28,2019

EU envoy said they will support Afghanistan’s trade through the ‘Advancing Afghan Trade’ project.
KABUL - Representatives of the EU Delegation in Kabul ...

Ghani Dissolves High Peace Council’s Secretariat

Ghani Dissolves High  Peace Council’s Secretariat

July 28,2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani in a decree on Saturday dissolved the secretariat of the High Peace Council, an organization established by former President Hamid Karzai in 2010 to negotiate ...

Govt-Taliban Talks to Begin within Next Two Weeks

Govt-Taliban Talks to Begin within Next Two Weeks

July 28,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan’s Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Security Council Mohammad Wali Naeemi has stressed protection of rights and institutional gains of past 18 years...

Key Role Promised for Women in Peace Process

Key Role Promised for  Women in Peace Process

July 28,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan’s Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Security Council Mohammad Wali Naeemi has stressed protection of rights and institutional gains of past 18 years...

Pompeo, Ghani Agree to ‘Accelerate Efforts’ to End War in Afghanistan

Pompeo, Ghani Agree to ‘Accelerate Efforts’ to End War in Afghanistan

July 27,2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have agreed on the need for stepping up the Afghan peace process.
During a phone call , Pompeo informed Ghani that President ...

Govt Forming Inclusive Team for Taliban Talks: Sediqqi

Govt Forming  Inclusive Team  for Taliban  Talks: Sediqqi

July 27,2019

KABUL -  Presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi on Thursday said progress has been made with regard to forming the government’s team to negotiate peace with the Taliban....

Top US, British Commanders Renew Afghan Forces’ Support

Top US, British Commanders Renew Afghan Forces’ Support

July 27,2019

KABUL - Top US and British military commanders during their meeting with Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday reassured their countries’ continued long-term support ...

Efforts Underway to Form Inclusive Negotiating Team

Efforts Underway to Form Inclusive Negotiating Team

July 27,2019

Khalilzad says he had productive discussions with government leaders on the next steps for peace.
KABUL - The US Special Representative for Afghanistan ...

China Pledges $10m in Aid for Calamity-Hit Afghans

China Pledges $10m in  Aid for Calamity-Hit Afghans

July 27,2019

KABUL - China will provide $10 million in assistance to Afghanistan for helping those affected by natural disasters under an agreement signed on Thursday...