Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, January 24th, 2020

Pakistan, Qatar FM’s Discuss Afghan Peace Process

Pakistan, Qatar FM’s Discuss Afghan Peace Process

January 20,2020

DOHA - Afghan peace process was discussed in a meeting between Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani ...

Only One Transit Cargo Arrived Through Lapis Lazuli Route

Only One Transit Cargo Arrived  Through Lapis Lazuli Route

January 20,2020

KABUL - It has been a year since the Lapis Lazuli Route has been inaugurated, but only one transit cargo has arrived from Afghanistan to Turkey ...

US Troops Prepare for Deployment to Afghanistan

US Troops Prepare for  Deployment to Afghanistan

January 20,2020

KABUL - As many as 250 soldiers from Fort Drum near Watertown, New York., would deploy to Afghanistan this spring, the Army Times reported. As part of a ...

A Dangerous Group of Drug Smugglers Arrested in Logar

A Dangerous Group of  Drug Smugglers Arrested in Logar

January 20,2020

LOGAR - Afghan security and defense forces have detained a dangerous group of drug smugglers in Charkh district of Logar province on Saturday night [January 18, 2020]. According to a statement ...

Avalanches in Daykundi Kills 2 Residents

Avalanches in Daykundi  Kills 2 Residents

January 20,2020

DAYKUNDI ─ According to officials in Natural Disasters Management Authority in Daykandi province, six avalanches came down in the districts of this province in the last ...

Afghan Officials Say Taliban Kill 6 Members of Same Family

Afghan Officials Say Taliban Kill 6 Members of Same Family

January 20,2020

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan officials said Sunday that the Taliban executed six members of the same family, including an infant girl, in a remote village in the ...

Progress in Amer Sattar’s Murder Case: Probe Team

Progress in Amer Sattar’s  Murder Case: Probe Team

January 20,2020

KABUL - The team tasked with leading the inquiry into the killing of Amer Abdul Sattar – a former mujahideen leader who was killed in an operation by the National Directorate of ...

Afghanistan Vs Kyrgyzstan 19 Year Olds Futsal Tournament, Friday

Afghanistan Vs Kyrgyzstan 19 Year Olds Futsal  Tournament, Friday

January 20,2020

KABUL - Afghan 19-year-olds female futsal players are preparing for the Central Asia tournaments. The first round of the Central Asia 19-year-olds futsal ...

‘Palace Disregards Wolesi Jirga Decisions’: MPs

‘Palace Disregards Wolesi Jirga Decisions’: MPs

January 20,2020

KABUL - Members of the Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of the Afghan parliament, said on Saturday that the government does not heed their decisions, and such behavior ...

US Behind Instability in Afghanistan: Baradar

US Behind Instability in Afghanistan: Baradar

January 20,2020

KABUL - The Taliban’s political office chief says Americans have made a huge mistake by coming to Afghanistan, causing the killing of many people. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, in an interview ...

Mazar-I-Sharif Residents Demand Fair Electricity Price

Mazar-I-Sharif Residents  Demand Fair Electricity Price

January 20,2020

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - A number of residents of Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, on Saturday held a protest gathering against what they called unfair electricity ...

Afghan Boxer Zakariya Beats Nigerian Rival Gabinga

Afghan Boxer Zakariya Beats  Nigerian Rival Gabinga

January 20,2020

KABUL - Zakariya Zamani, an Afghan professional boxer, last night beat his Nigerian opponent, Gabinga, once again. The competition was a ...

Pollution: 8.5K in Week Diagnosed with Respiratory Illness

Pollution: 8.5K in Week Diagnosed with Respiratory Illness

January 20,2020

KABUL - Over 8,500 people were diagnosed with respiratory conditions over the past one week due to air pollution in Kabul, officials of the Afghan ...

Amid Doha Talks, Palace Still Insists on Ceasefire: Sediqqi

Amid Doha Talks, Palace Still Insists on Ceasefire: Sediqqi

January 19,2020

KABUL - As the US and the Taliban begin a new round of talks in Doha – which a Taliban spokesman says are focused on signing the deal – Palace spokesman Sediq Sediqqi on Saturday ...

Land Grabbing, Molestation, Official’s Inadequacy, No More Tolerable: Ghani

Land Grabbing, Molestation,  Official’s Inadequacy, No More Tolerable: Ghani

January 19,2020

KABUL - Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani instructed the relevant officials to announce the list of the public property’s grabbers and accelerate the implementation of the ...

Iran and India to Expedite Work on Rail Links to Afghanistan

Iran and India to Expedite Work on Rail Links to Afghanistan

January 19,2020

KABUL - Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s Foreign Minister on Friday, said India and Iran need to work together to accelerate rail connectivity to Afghanistan and the ...

President Jeenbekov Meets Ambassador of Afghanistan

President Jeenbekov Meets  Ambassador of Afghanistan

January 19,2020

BISHKEK - President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov received Ambassador of Afghanistan Mohammad Issa Mesbah on occasion of completion of his diplomatic mission, the President’s press ...

Rice Price Falls, Afghanis Currency Soars Against US Dollar

Rice Price Falls, Afghanis Currency Soars  Against US Dollar

January 19,2020

KABUL - The US currency dipped against Afghani as well as rice and liquefied gas rates while the price of sugar increased during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market ...

Appellant Complaints Exceed 2000, Says IECC

Appellant Complaints  Exceed 2000, Says IECC

January 19,2020

KABUL - The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Saturday said announced registering 2,200 appellant complaints so far. IECC deputy spokesman ...

Shahin: We Will Not Cease, But We Will Reduce the Battle Against US and Afghan Forces

Shahin: We Will Not Cease,  But We Will Reduce the Battle Against US and Afghan Forces

January 19,2020

PESHAWAR - The Afghan Taliban in Peshawar, Pakistan, have said they will reduce their violence and battles against US and Afghan troops to pull out foreign troops from ...

Kabul Pollution Impacts Businesses, Public Health

Kabul Pollution  Impacts Businesses, Public Health

January 19,2020

KABUL - Residents in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Friday once again blasted the government for not outlining a working strategy to curb pollution in the country’s most ...

Female Journalists in Herat Claim Threats Have Increased

Female Journalists in Herat  Claim Threats Have Increased

January 19,2020

HERAT - Female journalists in Herat province are concerned about a lack of security and say threats against them are increasing. They cite an “increase of extremism” as ...

Nangarhar’s Ulema Back Herat Colleague, Music Ban

Nangarhar’s Ulema Back  Herat Colleague, Music Ban

January 19,2020

JALALABAD - Religious scholars in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday welcomed the ongoing peace efforts and urged peace to be based on Islamic law. The scholars supported ...

Taliban Disallow Schools’ Construction in Ghazni

Taliban Disallow Schools’ Construction in Ghazni

January 19,2020

GHAZNI CITY - The Education Department of southern Ghazni province says the Taliban militants do not allow construction of school buildings in the ...

Separate Clashes Leave 9 Dead in Nangarhar

Separate Clashes Leave  9 Dead in Nangarhar

January 19,2020

JALALABAD - Three uprising members and six Taliban militants have been killed in separate incidents of violence in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said ...

U.S., Taliban Continue Meetings in Qatar on Joint Agreement

U.S., Taliban Continue Meetings in  Qatar on Joint Agreement

January 18,2020

DOHA - A representative of the Taliban says a second day of meetings between the group and a U.S. negotiating team led by Zalmay Khalilzad has been held in Qatar. “Both negotiation teams ...

World Bank Vice President Visits Afghanistan, Reassures Continued Commitment

World Bank Vice President Visits Afghanistan,  Reassures Continued Commitment

January 18,2020

KABUL - World Bank Vice President for the South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer, today concluded his th-three-day visit to Afghanistan to discuss the country’s current ...

Afghan-China Transit Trade Embarks Through Gwadar Seaport

Afghan-China Transit Trade  Embarks Through Gwadar Seaport

January 18,2020

KABUL - Transit trade between China and Afghanistan has begun with the inauguration of Gwadar Seaport on the southern coasts of ...

Govt Bodies Dispute Value of 2019 Afghan Exports

Govt Bodies Dispute Value of 2019 Afghan Exports

January 18,2020

KABUL - The National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) rejected a report by the Ministry Industry and Commerce that says Afghanistan’s exports jumped ...

Afghan U19 Cricket Team Defeats South Africa by 7 Wickets

Afghan U19 Cricket Team  Defeats South  Africa by 7 Wickets

January 18,2020

KABUL - The Afghan national U19 cricket team defeated South Africa by seven wickets in the opening match of the U19 Cricket World Cup on Friday. Afghanistan’s Imran Mir ...

Five DABS Employees Killed in Zabul Blast

Five DABS Employees  Killed in Zabul Blast

January 18,2020

ZABUL - At least five employees of the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s largest power distribution company, were killed in a roadside mine blast in ...

HRW: Afghan Govt Failed to Pursue Human Rights Violation Cases

HRW: Afghan Govt Failed to  Pursue Human Rights Violation Cases

January 18,2020

KABUL - Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday said that the Afghan government failed to assess some cases of human rights violations, and failed to arrest the alleged ...

Uruzgan Police Chief Sacked, Summoned to Kabul

Uruzgan Police Chief Sacked, Summoned to Kabul

January 18,2020

TIRINKOT - The Interior Ministry has fired Uruzgan police chief Brig. Gen. Khitab Khanjari, an official said on Friday. Khanjari’s sacking came two ...

President’s Authorities Would be Restricted If Election Headed to Runoff: Abdullah

President’s Authorities Would be Restricted If Election Headed to Runoff: Abdullah

January 18,2020

KABUL - The authorities of ruling team would be restricted if the 2019 election is headed to second round, presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah ...

Qureshi Urges US to Remain Engaged in Rebuilding Afghanistan

Qureshi Urges US to Remain Engaged  in Rebuilding Afghanistan

January 18,2020

KABUL - Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at an event Thursday hosted by a think tank in Washington, D.C. called on the United States to remain engaged in ...