Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

NATO Commander Supports Afghan Peace Process

NATO Commander Supports Afghan Peace Process

September 13,2020

KABUL - NATO Resolute Support Commander Gen. Miller says the people of Afghanistan deserve the moment of the launch of intra-Afghan negotiation (after 40 years of conflict and sacrifices ....

Seize The Opportunity, Khan Asks Afghan Leaders

Seize The Opportunity, Khan Asks Afghan Leaders

September 13,2020

PESHAWAR - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday renewed his call for Afghan leaders to seize the historic opportunity for bringing peace to their country...

No Compromise on National Security Forces: Ghani

No Compromise on National Security Forces: Ghani

September 12,2020

KABUL - Ruling out any compromise on the defense and security forces, President Ashraf Ghani has said the national forces are defenders of the democratic system...

Afghanistan, Fortescue Sign Five Agreements

Afghanistan, Fortescue Sign Five Agreements

September 12,2020

KABUL - The Afghan government signed five agreements with Australian Fortescue Metals Groups Limited company, a statement from the Presidential Palace said on Thursday...

Pompeo Welcomes Decision to Start Afghan Peace Talks

Pompeo Welcomes Decision to Start Afghan Peace Talks

September 12,2020

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has welcomed the announcement of the start of long-awaited peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban...

Afghanistan’s Negotiating Team Heads to Doha for Talks

Afghanistan’s Negotiating Team  Heads to Doha for Talks

September 12,2020

KABUL - Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum on Friday said that he strongly supports the peace talks with the Taliban, but said that the Taliban are not as strong as some might think...

Tehran, Kabul Stress Expansion of Economic Ties

Tehran, Kabul Stress Expansion of  Economic Ties

September 12,2020

TEHRAN – Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian, who is the chairman of the Iran-Afghanistan Joint Economic Committee, met with Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Tehran ...

US Calls for Ex-Afghan Football Chief’s Arrest on Sexual Abuse Charges

US Calls for Ex-Afghan Football Chief’s Arrest on Sexual Abuse Charges

September 12,2020

WASHINGTON - The United States has called for Keramuddin Karim, the former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation, to be arrested and prosecuted so that justice can prevail...

Afghan Electricity Company Cuts Power Supply to Dozens of Major Defaulters

Afghan Electricity Company Cuts Power Supply to Dozens of Major Defaulters

September 10a,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan's national power utility has cut power supply to 48 of major bill defaulters in Kabul.
The defaulters include high-level government ...

Attack on Saleh Motorcade Widely Condemned

Attack on Saleh Motorcade Widely Condemned

September 10a,2020

KABUL - Politicians strongly condemned a bomb attack on first vice president Amrulah Saleh and said such cowardly terrorist attacks would not weaken the Afghans’ resolve for ...

Pakistan Desires Economic Prosperity in Afghanistan

Pakistan Desires Economic  Prosperity in Afghanistan

September 10a,2020

PESHAWAR - Pakistan says it has been making sincere efforts for the restoration of peace and stability to neighbouring Afghanistan.
President Dr Arif Alvi, at a meeting with Ambassador-designate ...

Herat Rice Production Up 25% This Year: Officials

Herat Rice Production Up 25% This Year: Officials

September 10a,2020

HERAT - Rice production has increased by 25 percent in Herat province and farmers are expected to harvest over 60,000 metric tons, the Herat Agriculture Department said ...

Khalilzad Meets with High-Ranking Taliban Members in Doha

Khalilzad Meets with High-Ranking Taliban Members in Doha

September 09,2020

DOHA - US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met with the Taliban’s head of their Qatar office, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar ...

Enmity with Taliban Must End: Abdullah

Enmity with Taliban Must End: Abdullah

September 09,2020

KABUL - Enmity with the Taliban must end, chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, said on Tuesday.
“We have opposing views, sometimes ...

Afghan Government Says Technical Issues for Taliban Talks Almost Resolved

Afghan Government Says  Technical Issues for Taliban  Talks Almost Resolved

September 09,2020

KABUL - Afghan government said on Monday that the technical issues for peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar were almost resolved.
Sediq Sediqi, a presidential spokesman ...

Afghanistan to Provide Banking Services Through Branchless Banking

Afghanistan to Provide Banking Services Through Branchless Banking

September 09,2020

KABUL - In an effort to facilitate access to the banking services through branchless banking, a trilateral MOU was signed between Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), Afghan Post, and Afghanistan Banking ...

Talks with Taliban Not Mean Surrendering to Their Demands: VP Saleh

Talks with Taliban Not Mean Surrendering to Their Demands: VP Saleh

September 09,2020

KABUL - First VP Amrullah Saleh, on the occasion of the 19th anniversary of the assassination of Ahmad Shah Massoud and martyr’s week. Emphasized that ...

President Vows to Reach Out to Families of Martyrs

President Vows to Reach Out to Families of Martyrs

September 09,2020

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that he has adopted a strategy to reach out to the families of martyrs and directed all institutions to ensure the provision ...

Afghan Premier League to Begin in 2 Weeks

Afghan Premier League to  Begin in 2 Weeks

September 09,2020

KABUL - The country’s Afghan Premier League to start is 9th season of in two weeks, officials said. A Memorandum ...

Security Pact Reinforces “Militarization”: Rahmani

Security Pact Reinforces  “Militarization”: Rahmani

September 09,2020

KABUL, Afghanistan – The speaker of the House of Representatives Mir Rahman Rahmani, in response to the government’s draft on security pact, said Monday it promotes and reinforces ...

Khalilzad Travels to Qatar for Intra-Afghan Talks

Khalilzad Travels to Qatar for  Intra-Afghan Talks

September 07,2020

DOHA - The US peace envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, is bound for Qatar for the start of the intra-Afghan talks, said the US State Department in a statement on Saturday...

138 Afghan Sikhs Settle in Delhi

138 Afghan Sikhs Settle in Delhi

September 07,2020

DELHI - The Indian government announced a total of 138 Afghan Sikh families have been relocated in the country, as they sought safety from the ongoing thread against them in Afghanistan....

Mesharano Jirga Decides to Summon Security Bosses Next Week

Mesharano Jirga Decides to Summon Security Bosses Next Week

September 07,2020

KABUL - Some Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday accused security institutions for not being able to prevent target killings and demanded security bosses to be summoned next week to the house...

India, Iran Exchange Views on Afghanistan

India, Iran Exchange  Views on Afghanistan

September 07,2020

TEHRAN - Defence Ministers of India and Iran discussed ways to take forward bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on regional security issues, including peace and stability in Afghanistan during their meeting in Tehran, the Defence Ministry said...

Intra-Afghan Talks: Government Interlocutors Travel to Doha on Monday

Intra-Afghan Talks: Government Interlocutors Travel to Doha on Monday

September 07,2020

KABUL - The government negotiating team may travel to Doha, the capital of Qatar tomorrow (Monday), one of the negotiating team members said on Sunday...

Mohib Praises Security Forces’ Coordination in Khost

Mohib Praises Security Forces’  Coordination in Khost

September 07,2020

KHOST CITY - National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib on Saturday said the enemies of Afghanistan did not want a permanent and strong system, but instead wanted to destroy ...

Taliban Intensified War Despite Peace Process: Khalid

Taliban Intensified War Despite Peace Process: Khalid

September 07,2020

LAGHMAN, Afghanistan – Head of the Ministry of Defense Asadullah Khalid during a press conference Sunday said the Taliban intensify was in the country to get credit...

Kabul-Taliban Negotiations to Begin on Monday

Kabul-Taliban Negotiations to  Begin on Monday

September 06,2020

PESHAWAR - Long-awaited peace negotiations between Afghan government and the Taliban are expected to get under way on Monday in Doha, says a diplomatic source...

Atmar, Qureshi Stress Regional Connectivity

Atmar, Qureshi Stress  Regional Connectivity

September 06,2020

KABUL - Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi have underlined the need for enhancing regional connectively through rail projects...

Mamundzay Hails India as Generous Neighbour

Mamundzay Hails India as  Generous Neighbour

September 06,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan’s new ambassador in New Delhi has hailed India as a generous neighbour and traditional friend of his country...

Critics Warn Political Rifts Are Perilous for Peace Process

Critics Warn Political Rifts  Are Perilous for Peace Process

September 06,2020

KABUL - On the threshold of the intra-Afghan negotiations, concerns are on the rise among politicians over the political disagreements between President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah ...

Report Indicates Serious Flaws in ACB Governance

Report Indicates  Serious Flaws in  ACB Governance

September 06,2020

KABUL - The Integrity Watch in a new research released on Saturday said the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) New research by Integrity Watch lacks transparency, accountability ...

Negotiating Team Likely to Depart for Doha on Saturday

Negotiating Team Likely to  Depart for Doha on Saturday

September 05,2020

KABUL - The trip of the delegation representing the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the peace talks with the Taliban to Doha, Qatar, was delayed today for unknown reasons...

Naderi Officially Introduced as State Minister for Peace Affairs

Naderi Officially Introduced as  State Minister for Peace Affairs

September 05,2020

KABUL - Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi was officially introduced on Thursday as the State Minister for Peace Affairs.
Naderi said that the opportunity for peace ...

UN Envoy Calls for ‘Humanitarian Ceasefire’ Ahead of Doha Talks

UN Envoy Calls for  ‘Humanitarian Ceasefire’  Ahead of Doha Talks

September 05,2020

Deborah Lyons, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, on Thursday spoke during a UN Security Council Open VTC (videoconference) and called ...