Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Noor to Abdullah-Led Team: Avoid Creating Crisis

Noor to Abdullah-Led Team:  Avoid Creating Crisis

February 20,2020

KABUL - Hezb-i-Jamaat-i-Islami Afghanistan leader Atta Mohammad Noor has asked the Stability and Partnership team to adhere to its manifesto avoid creating a political crisis ...

Dostum Endorses Abdullah’s Stance Regarding Elections, Urges Supporters Not Remain Silent

Dostum Endorses Abdullah’s Stance Regarding Elections, Urges Supporters Not  Remain Silent

February 20,2020

JAWZJAN - General Abdul Rashid Dostum, the leader of Junbish-e Millie Party and First Vice President of the Government of National Unity endorsed Chief Executive Abdullah ...

Abdullah Bars Electoral Leaders from Leaving Afghanistan

Abdullah Bars Electoral Leaders from Leaving  Afghanistan

February 20,2020

KABUL - Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in a decree to the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has barred the leaders of the electoral commissions from leaving the country...

Afghan VP Danish Urges All Parties to Accept Election Results

Afghan VP Danish Urges All  Parties to Accept Election Results

February 20,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan's Second Vice President Sarwar Danish on Wednesday urged all parties to accept the final results of presidential election announced a day earlier...

Ashraf Ghani Wins Presidential Polls

Ashraf Ghani Wins Presidential Polls

February 19,2020

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s independent election commission says President Ashraf Ghani has won a second term as president...

Khalilzad Meets Pakistan Prime Minister, Briefs on Peace Talks

Khalilzad Meets Pakistan  Prime Minister, Briefs on Peace Talks

February 19,2020

ISLAMABAD - US peace envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, met with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and briefed about the latest developments in the Afghan peace and reconciliation ...

US-Taliban Peace Agreement Is Entirely Conditional: Sediqqi

US-Taliban Peace Agreement Is  Entirely Conditional: Sediqqi

February 19,2020

KABUL - Sediq Sediqqi, Palace spokesman, at a press conference on President Ghani's recent trip to the Munich Security Conference on Tuesday, said that the US-Taliban peace ...

Afghanistan Ready for Partial US Troop Pullout

Afghanistan Ready for  Partial US Troop Pullout

February 19,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani says the withdrawal of about 4,000 American troops would not affect the situation of Afghanistan.
Ghani had a second consultative meeting with ...

US, Allies Are Engaged in Afghanistan: Envoy

US, Allies Are Engaged in  Afghanistan: Envoy

February 19,2020

KABUL - The United States Embassy in Kabul on Monday hosted an event on post-peace challenges and opportunities and the US Chargé d’Affaires Ross Wilson said his country ...

Old Bank Notes Problem in Daily Trading

Old Bank Notes Problem  in Daily Trading

February 19,2020

KABUL - A number of Kabul residents on Monday complained about the circulation of old banknotes in daily market trading.
The Da Afghanistan bank (central bank) says ...

Afghanistan doesn’t want to be Battlefield of a Proxy War: Danish

Afghanistan doesn’t want to be  Battlefield of a Proxy War: Danish

February 18,2020

ISLAMABAD - Mohammad Sarwar Danish, the second vice president, at a conference on Afghan refugees in Islamabad on Monday said that millions of Afghans have returned home over the past five ...

Peace Agreement Between US and Taliban ‘Finalized’: Abdullah

Peace Agreement Between US and  Taliban ‘Finalized’: Abdullah

February 18,2020

KABUL - Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah at the Council of Ministers on Monday said that the peace agreement between the Taliban and US has been "finalized."
“The agreement between the Taliban and US has been ...

US-Taliban Peace Deal to be Signed by The End of February

US-Taliban Peace Deal to be Signed by The End of February

February 18,2020

QATAR - Mawlawi Abdul Salam Hanafi, the deputy of the Taliban’s political office in Qatar said that the peace agreement between the Taliban and the US will be signed ...

People of Afghanistan Have Suffered More Than Any Other Community: PM Imran

People of Afghanistan Have Suffered More Than Any Other Community: PM Imran

February 18,2020

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said the entire nation was on the same page when it came to Afghanistan as instability in the country was not in Islamabad’s interest...

Military Support for Afghanistan to Continue: Germany

Military Support for  Afghanistan to Continue: Germany

February 18,2020

KABUL - Germany will continue to extend military cooperation with Afghanistan within the framework of NATO’s training of Afghan police, the National Security Council (NSC) said on Monday ...

Afghan Agro Exports Feature at Gulfood

Afghan Agro Exports  Feature at Gulfood

February 18,2020

DUBAI - Twenty-six exporters of Afghanistan’s finest fruits, nuts, juices, saffron, and spices are showcasing their products at the world’s largest annual food and hospitality ...

Ghani: We Are Ready to End Years of War in Afghanistan

Ghani: We Are Ready to End Years of War in Afghanistan

February 18,2020

MUNICH - President Ashraf Ghani met with German Foreign Minister Heiko Josef Maas on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Sunday and discussed bilateral relations and the Afghan ...

President Ghani Meets Ambassador Khalilzad – Munich

President Ghani Meets  Ambassador Khalilzad – Munich

February 17,2020

MUNICH - President Ashraf Ghani met Saturday evening with Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation on the sideline of the 56th Munich ...

US Not Abandoning Afghans after Deal: CNN

US Not Abandoning Afghans  after Deal: CNN

February 17,2020

MUNICH - An Afghan source close to the negotiations has said that US officials in Munich, Germany, reassured President Ashraf Ghani and his team that America won't abandon them, according ...

Guterres in Islamabad to Attend Conference on Refugees

Guterres in Islamabad to Attend Conference on Refugees

February 17,2020

PESHAWAR - The United Nations chief arrived in Islamabad on Sunday to attend a two-day international conference on Afghan refugees in Pakistan...

There Are Attempts of Sabotaging Afghan Peace Process: Hekmatyar

There Are Attempts of Sabotaging  Afghan Peace Process: Hekmatyar

February 17,2020

KABUL - Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of the Hizb-e-Islami political party said Saturday that as US-Taliban talks have reached a vital stage, there is no sign of a political consensus within the country...

Abdullah’s Team Threatens to Pull Out of Election Process

Abdullah’s Team Threatens  to Pull Out of Election Process

February 17,2020

KABUL - Abdullah's team threatened on Sunday to pull out of presidential election process, saying it was suspicious about the work of both the electoral commissions...

US, Taliban to Sign Deal on February 29 after 7-Day Violence Reduction

US, Taliban to Sign Deal on  February 29 after  7-Day Violence Reduction

February 16,2020

KABUL - The United States and the Taliban will sign a peace agreement on February 29 after a seven-day reduction of violence, according to reports...

Government to Back Every Step to Bring Peace to Afghanistan

Government to Back Every Step to Bring Peace to Afghanistan

February 16,2020

ISLAMABAD - The government would support every initiative, whether it’s bilateral or multilateral, that would be aimed at bringing peace and stability ...

President Jeenbekov Sends Message over Day of Withdrawal of Soviet Forces from Afghanistan

President Jeenbekov Sends Message over Day of Withdrawal of Soviet Forces from Afghanistan

February 16,2020

BISHKEK - President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov today wrote a message on occasion of the Day of the withdrawal of the Soviet Army from Afghanistan...

Today 26 Dalw, Persian Calendar, Marks The Day USSR Withdrew from Afghanistan

Today 26 Dalw, Persian Calendar, Marks The Day USSR Withdrew from Afghanistan

February 16,2020

KABUL - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics with 120,000 troopers armed with the most modern weaponry invaded Afghanistan on Jadi 6th, 1358, Persian calendar ...

Germany, Norway Offer to Facilitate Inter-Afghan Peace Dialogue: NATO Chief

Germany, Norway Offer to Facilitate  Inter-Afghan Peace Dialogue: NATO Chief

February 13,2020

WASHINGTON - Germany and Norway have offered to facilitate inter-Afghan peace dialogue, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday...

US ‘Overcorrected’ in Afghanistan with Aid: Sopko

US ‘Overcorrected’ in  Afghanistan with Aid: Sopko

February 13,2020

WASHINGTON - John F. Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction (SIGAR) told Congress on Tuesday that as the Taliban became resurgent, the US "overcorrected" and poured ...

Afghan Ambassador to Italy Was Fired Following Diplomat Complaints

Afghan Ambassador to Italy Was Fired Following Diplomat Complaints

February 13,2020

ROME - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) fired Helena Malikary, Afghan Ambassador to Italy following a series of complaints by the Afghan diplomats in Rome, sources said....

Taliban Shares Violence Reduction Plan with Govt

Taliban Shares Violence  Reduction Plan with Govt

February 13,2020

KABUL - Taliban have shared their plan for reduction of violence with the Afghan government, said a statement on Wednesday.
Minister of State Ministry for Peace ...

Af-Pak Trade Routes Should Stay Open: Sherpao

Af-Pak Trade Routes Should  Stay Open: Sherpao

February 13,2020

PESHAWAR - A veteran Pakistani politician has called for the opening of all trade routes with neighbouring Afghanistan.
Qaumi Watan Party chairman Aftab Ahmad ...

Russia Rejects Meddling in Afghan Internal Affairs

Russia Rejects Meddling in  Afghan Internal Affairs

February 13,2020

KABUL - The Russian Embassy in Afghanistan on Wednesday strongly rejected as baseless accusations that Moscow interfered in the internal affairs of Afghanistan or supported any terrorist ...

Salang Highway Closed for Heavy Traffic

Salang Highway Closed  for Heavy Traffic

February 13,2020

CHARIKAR - The Salang highway, linking the capital Kabul with northern Afghanistan, was shut for cargo trucks on Wednesday, an official said...

NATO Supports US Efforts for Peace in Afghanistan

NATO Supports US Efforts for  Peace in Afghanistan

February 12,2020

WASHINGTON - The NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg addressed Afghanistan at a press conference ahead of NATO’s two-day meeting on Tuesday, saying NATO supports US peace efforts...

Special Vote Audit Postponed Due to IECC Absence

Special Vote Audit Postponed  Due to IECC Absence

February 12,2020

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday postponed the special audit of suspicious votes due to absence of Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) observers...