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Tehran Seeks Key Role for Kabul in Peace Push
KABUL - The Iranian foreign minister has reiterated his country’s support for an inclusive peace process in Afghanistan...
Sept 28 Election Has No Winner, Say Candidates
KABUL - The Presidential Candidates’ Council has accused Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah electoral teams of fraud in the last month presidential election, saying a million ...
Estonia Promises Afghanistan Security, IT Cooperation
KABUL - Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas held out the promise during a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani, a statement from the Presidential Palace said. The two sides discussed ...
Wolesi Jirga to Oversee Vote Count Process
KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga on Monday urged the election bodies to separate fake and genuine votes and decided to appoint a delegation to oversee the vote count process...
Taliban Leaders Among 13 Killed in Takhar Airstrike
TAKHAR - The Taliban-designated district governor and judge have been killed in an airstrike by Afghan forces in Takhar province, the Defense Ministry said...
Plan Unveiled to Curb Air Pollution in Kabul
KABUL - Deputy head of NEPA Azizullah Sidiqi announced the strategy, prepared in coordination with 13 sectors, at a press conference late on Sunday. . .
Rivash Gobind Quits Warriors to Become Part of Afghanistan’s Management Team
PORT ELIZABETH – Former South African Under-19 cricketer, and a leading force behind the tremendous success of the current Warriors franchise, Rivash Gobind, has stepped down . . .
Abdullah Rejects President Ghani’s Order Regarding the Dismissal of MoFA Spokesman
KABUL - The Chief Executive of the National Unity Government Abdullah Abdullah rejected President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s order regarding the dismissal of the Foreign ...
Afghanistan’s Silent Mental Health Crisis
KABUL - “There was no chance of taking her to the hospital, we had to care for the others,” Mirwais told me as we sat in a tent ripped half open by the wind and dust that ...
Afghanistan’s Silent Mental Health Crisis
>KABUL - The Chief Executive of the National Unity Government Abdullah Abdullah rejected President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s order regarding the dismissal of the Foreign ...
IECC Starts Probing Electoral Complaints
KABUL - Afghanistan’s Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) has started probing electoral complaints in its Kabul office...
Eastern Iranian Province’s H1 Non-Oil Exports to Afghanistan Hit $151 Million
TEHRAN - Iranian traders and companies have exported some $151 million worth of non-oil goods to Afghanistan through the Eastern province of Southern Khorassan in the first ...
FFEFA Head in Paktia Denies Campaigning for Abdullah
GARDEZ - The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FFEFA) head for southeastern Paktia province has been accused of having campaigned in favor ...
TAPI Project: Kabul Needs $12b Investment
KABUL - The government is looking for parties interested in joining the project. . .
WHO Provides Emergency Healthcare Needs in Zabul
KABUL - The World Health Organisation (WHO) is providing critical healthcare needs in Zabul immediately after explosives were detonated outside of the provincial hospital ...
Activists Seek Justice for Afghan Boy Tortured in Iran
KABUL - Civil society activists on Sunday staged a protest demonstration in front of Iranian embassy in Kabul against torture on a teenage Afghan boy...
Heratis Worried about Low-Quality Medicines
HERAT CITY - Public health officials in western Herat province on Sunday expressed their deep concern about low quality medicines being smuggled into the country from neighborin ...
India Supports All-Inclusive Afghan Peace Talks
A ministry spokesman said that “all processes should respect the constitutional legacy and political mandate” in Afghanistan...
UN: 14,000 “Grave Violations” against Afghan Children Since 2015
KABUL - According to a recent U.N. report, nearly 3,500 Afghan children have been killed and more than 9,000 injured over last four years...
US Holds Talks with European Allies on Afghan Peace Deal
STUTTGART - Esper said he would discuss Afghanistan over dinner Wednesday in Stuttgart with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg...
Next President to Take Oath Within Three Weeks: Ghani
President Ghani says the election commissions have the authority to announce the final results of the elections...
Zaman: Any Peace Meetings Without Afghan Officials “Nonessential”
KABUL - The MoFA Deputy minister stressed that any talks about peace should be conducted under the leadership and ownership of Afghans, and a ceasefire should follow...
Pentagon Mulls Cutting Troop Levels in Afghanistan
KABUL - The Pentagon continues mulling over reducing troop levels in Afghanistan, where militant-linked violence has recently escalated, says the US defence secretary...
Moles Appointed as Afghanistan’s Chief Selector
KABUL - Former England opener Andy Moles has been appointed as director of cricket and chief selector of Afghanistan.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) tweeted ...
No Peace Until Pakistan Dismantles Militant Safe Havens: Sidiqi
KABUL - The Presidential Palace on Thursday said peace and stability would continue to elude Afghanistan until militant safe havens and training centers are dismantled in Pakistan...
Afghan’s Torture Case in Iran Being Followed: Embassy
KABUL - Afghanistan’s Embassy in Tehran says it would follow the case of an Afghan who was kidnapped and tortured in Iran.
A statement from the Afghan Embassy in Iran ...
Work Launched on 100-Bed Heart Hospital for Afghan Forces
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday laid down the foundation stone of a 100-bed heart diseases treatment hospital for Afghan security forces in capital Kabul...
Presidential Vote Better Managed Than Wolesi Jirga Polls
KABUL - An election watchdog on Thursday said Saturday’s presidential election was better managed than the Wolesi Jirga ballot...
13 Freed from Taliban Prison in Helmand, Says MoD
HELMAND - The operation to free the prisoners was conducted in Nahr-e-Siraj district in Helmand, the Defense Ministry said. At least thirteen people were freed from a Taliban ...
29 More Historic Objects Found in Kandahar
KANDAHAR CITY - Twenty-nine historic objects have been found during an exploration process at Naraj Palace in southern Kandahar province by the Ministry of Information and Culture ...
Three Wardak Residents Killed as Rocket Hits Their House
The incident happened in Narkh district of Wardak, and that the rocket was fired by the Taliban.
Torsan Entertained People During His Election Campaign
KABUL - Presidential candidate Mohammad Hakim Torsan entertained people and made them laugh during his presidential campaign amid tense environment caused by insecurity incidents in the country ...
Kabul Reacts to Taliban Delegation’s Visit to Islamabad
KABUL - The Afghan government has warned that no progress would be imminent if a peace process was not owned and led by the Afghan government ...
OIC Secretary General Commends Afghanistan for The Conduct of Presidential Elections
JEDDAH - Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen praised the people of Afghanistan for the conduct of presidential elections. . .
Hekmatyar, Pedram Call for Invalidation of Fraudulent Votes
KABUL - Two Afghan presidential candidates on Wednesday claimed that widespread electoral fraud has taken place on September 28 elections in Afghanistan...