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Khalilzad in Norway Briefs Officials about Intra-Afghan Talks

Khalilzad in Norway  Briefs Officials about  Intra-Afghan Talks

July 29,2020

OSLO - The US peace envoy Khalilzad visited Oslo, Norway on July  25-27 and met with Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide and discussed the Afghan peace processes ...

DAB Rejects Its Cameras Went Off Due to Power Outage

DAB Rejects Its Cameras Went Off  Due to Power Outage

July 29,2020

KABUL - Da Afghanistan Bank (central bank) has rejected media reports regarding electricity blackout, saying some security cameras went off for some time due to a technical ...

Govt to Expose Officials, MPs Hiding Assets

Govt to Expose Officials,  MPs Hiding Assets

July 29,2020

KABUL - The government has warned high-ranking officials and Parliament members of exposing their names if they did not register assets, a statement said on Tuesday...

Atmar, Lyons Discuss Prisoner Swap, Truce

Atmar, Lyons Discuss  Prisoner Swap, Truce

July 28,2020

KABUL - Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Hanif Atmar and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan have discussed the prisoner swap and start ...

President Inspects Work on Kamal Khan Dam

President  Inspects Work on  Kamal Khan Dam

July 28,2020

ZARANJ - President Ashraf Ghani, who arrived here on Sunday, said the Kamal Khan Dam in southwestern Nimroz province would start collecting water soon and it would usher ...

NATO Urges Taliban for an Urgent Inter-Afghan Dialogue

NATO Urges Taliban for an Urgent Inter-Afghan Dialogue

July 28,2020

KABUL - The Taliban had agreed to enter into an inter-Afghan dialogue with the Afghan government and politicians after signing a peace pact with the United States in late ...

Taliban Political Chief Warns US to Withdraw as Per Doha Agreement

Taliban Political Chief Warns US to Withdraw as Per Doha Agreement

July 28,2020

DOHA - The Taliban’s political chief, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, warned on Sunday that the group “would make the necessary decisions” if the US failed ...

NSC Blames Taliban for High Civilian Casualty Toll Recorded in UN Report

NSC Blames Taliban for High Civilian  Casualty Toll Recorded in UN Report

July 28,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan’s Office of the National Security Council on Monday afternoon voiced its concerns over the high number of civilian casualties recorded in the first ...

Heading High-Level Team, Ghani Reaches Zaranj

Heading High-Level Team, Ghani Reaches Zaranj

July 27,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday arrived in northwestern Nimroz province at the head of a high-level delegation, his office said...

Beekeeping Industry Expanding in Afghanistan

Beekeeping Industry  Expanding in Afghanistan

July 27,2020

PUL-E-KHUMRI - "I can sell around 150 kilograms of honey annually and earn 150,000 afghani (1,948 U.S. dollars) to support my family," said Matiullah, a farmer ...

Khalilzad on New Trip to Press for Intra-Afghan Talks

Khalilzad on New Trip to  Press for Intra-Afghan Talks

July 27,2020

KABUL - The US's special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad is traveling to press for intra-Afghan talks, the US State Department said on Saturday, and he plans to visit ...

Saudi to Construct 600 Schools in Afghanistan

Saudi to Construct 600 Schools in Afghanistan

July 27,2020

KABUL - Afghan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia on Sunday said the kingdom has approved construction of buildings for 600 schools in Afghanistan...

Inspector General’s Office Yet to Address Corruption Cases

Inspector General’s Office Yet to  Address Corruption Cases

July 27,2020

KABUL - Inspector General Ghezal Haris on Saturday said that her office has not managed to start its work in handling major corruption cases involving government officials. She cited a lack of legal framework as the main issue hindering ...

Taliban Reject UN Report on Ties with Al Qaeda

Taliban Reject UN Report on  Ties with Al Qaeda

July 27,2020

KABUL - The Taliban have again rejected a United Nations (UN) report regarding the group’s ties with Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups and vowed not to allow the use of Afghanistan’s ...

COVID-19 Latest: 121 of 741 Test Positive

COVID-19 Latest: 121 of 741 Test Positive

July 27,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health on Sunday reported 121 new positive cases of the coronavirus from 741samples tested over the last 24 hours...

KP Business Leaders Call for Withdrawal of Torkham Sops

KP Business Leaders  Call for Withdrawal of Torkham Sops

July 27,2020

PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-based business leaders have called for the withdrawal of standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the border town of Torkham to remove hurdles to Pakistan ...

Intra-Afghan Talks Never Been Closer: Khalilzad

Intra-Afghan Talks  Never Been Closer: Khalilzad

July 26,2020

KABUL - The US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation has blamed Iran for not properly supporting the Afghan peace process...

Russian, Iranian Envoys Talk Afghanistan

Russian, Iranian Envoys Talk  Afghanistan

July 26,2020

KABUL - Top Russian and Iranian diplomats have conferred on fresh developments in Afghanistan, a media report said on Saturday.
Iran’s ambassador Kazem ...

More Than 350,000 Afghan Refugees Returned from Iran in Six Months: Ministry

More Than 350,000 Afghan Refugees  Returned from Iran in Six Months: Ministry

July 26,2020

KABUL - More than 350,000 Afghan refugees returned home from Iran over the past six months amid coronavirus pandemic, Afghanistan's Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation ...

Lords Committee Launches Inquiry into UK’s Engagement with Afghanistan

Lords Committee Launches Inquiry into UK’s  Engagement with Afghanistan

July 26,2020

KABUL - Britain’s House of Lords on Friday launched an inquiry into the UK’s engagement with Afghanistan – including its diplomatic, military and aid strategy...

Riyadh to Continue Backing Afghan Peace Process

Riyadh to Continue Backing Afghan Peace Process

July 26,2020

KABUL - Saudi Arabia has reiterated its commitment to providing all-out support for efforts by the Afghans to achieve lasting peace, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on ...

Iran Not Backing Afghan Peace Process: US

Iran Not Backing Afghan Peace Process: US

July 26,2020

KABUL - The US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation has blamed Iran for not properly supporting the Afghan peace process...

AGO, ACJC Failed to Pursue Major Corruption Cases: Watchdog

AGO, ACJC Failed to Pursue  Major Corruption Cases: Watchdog

July 25,2020

KABUL - Integrity Watch Afghanistan, a Kabul-based monitoring organization, on Thursday said that the Attorney General’s Office and the Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center ...

US Provides More Than $36.7 Million for COVID-19 Response – Afghanistan

US Provides More Than  $36.7 Million for COVID-19  Response – Afghanistan

July 25,2020

KABUL - The United States has allocated more than $36.7 million to help the people of Afghanistan address the COVID-19 pandemic, and expedited $90 million in continued ...

Kazakhstan to Provide More Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan, Uzbekistan

Kazakhstan to Provide More Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan, Uzbekistan

July 25,2020

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan will continue to render humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, according to a July 20 government decree.
...

EU, UNDP Funded Education Grant for Afghan Female Students Launched

EU, UNDP Funded Education Grant for  Afghan Female Students Launched

July 25,2020

KABUL - The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education ...

UNAMA Urges Govt, Taliban to Begin Intra-Afghan Talks Immediately

UNAMA Urges Govt, Taliban to  Begin Intra-Afghan Talks Immediately

July 25,2020

KABUL - The United Nation Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Head Deborah Lyons on Thursday urged Afghan government and the Taliban to lower violence, release necessary ...

Afghan Defense Chief: Taliban’s War Has No Justification

Afghan Defense Chief: Taliban’s War Has No Justification

July 25,2020

KABUL - Acting Defense Minister Asadullah Khalid, during the induction ceremony of General Yasin Zia as the new chief of army staff and Shah Mahmood Miakhel as the deputy minister ...

Ministry Insists on NFP Implementation

Ministry Insists on NFP Implementation

July 25,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development on Thursday insisted on implantation of the National Food Package (NFP) despite its rejection ....

Karzai, Abdullah Office Denounce Herat Airstrike

Karzai, Abdullah Office  Denounce Herat Airstrike

July 25,2020

KABUL - Former president Hamid Karzai and the National Reconciliation Council on Thursday condemned Afghan forces airstrike that killed and wounded many ...

Afghan Tribal Elder Strips Naked in Protest to Conferment of Marshal Degree to Gen. Dostum

Afghan Tribal Elder Strips Naked in Protest to Conferment of  Marshal Degree to Gen. Dostum

July 25,2020

BAGHLAN - A tribal elder from nothern Baghlan province stripped naked during a large gathering in protest to conferment of Marhshal degree to General Abdul Rashid Dostum ...

Ghani’s Afghan Poverty Estimate ‘Catastrophic’: Analysts

Ghani’s Afghan Poverty Estimate ‘Catastrophic’: Analysts

July 22,2020

KABUL - Five years after his leadership in the National Unity Government, President Ashraf Ghani this week admitted that 90 percent of the country’s population is ...

New Rift Between Ghani, Abdullah over Cabinet Picks: Sources

New Rift Between Ghani, Abdullah over Cabinet Picks: Sources

July 22,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, are feuding again, say sources, this time over their picks ...

Mohib Tells Taliban to ‘Stop Killing Afghans’

Mohib Tells Taliban to  ‘Stop Killing Afghans’

July 22,2020

KABUL - National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib, during a visit to eastern provinces, called on the Taliban to stop "killing their own people and destroying their homeland ...

MPs Warn of Fraud in Govt’s Relief Package

MPs Warn of Fraud in Govt’s Relief Package

July 22,2020

KABUL - Members of the Wolesi Jirga, Afghanistan's house of representatives, on Monday raised concerns about President Ashraf Ghani's food relief plan, titled "National Dining ...