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Iran Fully Supports Afghan Peace Process
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
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
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
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
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 says he hopes the intra-Afghan conference in Doha will help the peace process ...
Afghan Movie Wins Best Screenplay Award at SAARC Film Festival
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pompeo says that the United States remains committed to the Afghan peace process.
Govt Wants Scheduled Pull out of Foreign Forces: Raaz
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Terror Grew in Afghanistan Due to Wrong US Polices: Karzai
KABUL - Former president Hamid Karzai on Wednesday alleged terrorism grew in Afghanistan due to wrong US funding and polices.
Karzai made the comments in reaction ...
Afghan Forces Recapture 2 Strategic Areas in Maimana
MAIMANA - Local officials on Tuesday said Afghan forces have recaptured two strategic locations after a year in the outskirts of Maimana, capital of northwestern Faryab province...
Bombing Kills Dozens and Hurts Schoolchildren as Taliban Talks Resume
KABUL - Afghan security forces killed five Taliban gunmen who stormed a building in Kabul on Monday after detonating a bomb-laden truck that wounded at least 105 people ...
15,000 Deaths from Cancer a Tragedy, Says Ghani
KABUL - The Afghanistan Medical Council (AMC) asked the government to establish a modern diagnosis and treatment center for cancer diseases in the country while President ...