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Peace Deal with Taliban in Afghanistan Closer Than Ever before: NATO Chief

Peace Deal with  Taliban in Afghanistan Closer Than Ever  before: NATO Chief

August 07,2019

KABUL - NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that there was a real chance for peace in Afghanistan as U.S.-Taliban peace talks continue in Qatar ...

Taliban Denounce Afghan Election, Warn That Rallies Face Attack

Taliban Denounce  Afghan Election, Warn That Rallies Face Attack

August 07,2019

KABUL - The Taliban on Tuesday denounced as a sham a presidential election due next month, saying their fighters would do everything they could to block it, while urging people ...

Abdullah Condemns Taliban’s Threat to Election

Abdullah  Condemns Taliban’s Threat to Election

August 07,2019

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday condemned Taliban’s warning to disrupt the next month presidential election, asking people ...

Afghans, Turkmens to Set up Joint Factories

Afghans, Turkmens  to Set up Joint Factories

August 07,2019

HERAT CITY - Businessmen from western Herat province and Mary region of Turkmenistan have inked an agreement on establishing three joint factories...

Afghan-German Cooperation’s Economic Development Programme Extended

Afghan-German  Cooperation’s  Economic Development Programme Extended

August 07,2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Industries and Commerce (MoIC) has signed the amended implementation agreement for the Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for ...

Women Will Determine Limits for Peace: Ghani

Women Will Determine  Limits for Peace: Ghani

August 06,2019

Mr. Ghani says he will increase women’s role in the government if he is re-elected

US-Taliban Talks in Crucial Stage: Akbar Agha

US-Taliban Talks in  Crucial Stage: Akbar Agha

August 06,2019

KABUL - The Solvation Path Council on Monday asked the government and the Taliban to enter a peace agreement in order to end the killing of innocent Afghans in the country...

Finance Ministry to Amend Mid-Year Budget

Finance Ministry to Amend Mid-Year Budget

August 06,2019

Some MPs said the mid-year budget’s draft will be resent to the parliament on Wednesday...

MOMP Begins Extraction, Process of 9 Marble Mines in Herat

MOMP Begins Extraction,  Process of 9 Marble Mines in Herat

August 06,2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MOMP) extended the extraction contracts of nine marble mines in Herat province on Monday...

Rabbani Banned from Traveling Abroad: Source

Rabbani Banned from  Traveling Abroad: Source

August 06,2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday endorsed credentials from newly-appointed Australian, Qatari and Kyrgyz ambassadors to Afghanistan...

Alice Wells to Discuss Afghanistan in Islamabad Visit

Alice Wells to  Discuss Afghanistan  in Islamabad Visit

August 06,2019

An official said the US is agreeing to restart talks and cooperation in many areas, including trade and higher education.
WASHINGOTN - The US Principal Deputy Assistant ...

3-Day Women’s Handcrafts Expo Opens in Kabul

3-Day Women’s Handcrafts Expo Opens in Kabul

August 06,2019

>KABUL - A three-day exhibition showcasing women’s handicrafts commenced in capital Kabul on Sunday.
Syeda Mujgan Mustafawi, deputy information ...

Turkmenistan Lobbies Transport Corridor from Afghanistan to Europe Via Azerbaijan

Turkmenistan Lobbies Transport Corridor  from Afghanistan to Europe Via Azerbaijan

August 06,2019

ASHGABAT - Turkmenistan is initiating a number of large international and regional projects, including the transit transport corridor Lapis Lazuli along the Afghanistan ...

Ghani Meets NATO Envoys, Discuss Peace Process

Ghani Meets NATO  Envoys, Discuss Peace Process

August 05,2019

KABUAL - President Ashraf Ghani has met the ambassadors of NATO allies and discussed peace process and upcoming presidential election...

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 ...