Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, March 30th, 2020

Logar Scholars, Residents Call for Intra-Afghan Talks

Logar Scholars, Residents Call for Intra-Afghan Talks

March 19,2020

PUL-I-LAM - Religious scholars and tribal elders in central Logar province on Wednesday urged the government and the Taliban to declare a permanent ceasefire for lasting peace in the country ...

SAARC Leaders Hold Video Conference on COVID-19

SAARC Leaders  Hold Video Conference on COVID-19

March 17,2020

KABUL − All seven members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) held a video conference in a bid to combat the novel coronavirus...

U.S. Special Envoy: ‘We Achieved Several United States Objectives’

U.S. Special Envoy:  ‘We Achieved Several  United States Objectives’

March 17,2020

KABUL – The German Der Spiegel held an exclusive interview with the U.S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, about the peace talks and latest updates ...

Peace to Stop Insecurity, Unleash Prosperity: Harif

Peace to Stop Insecurity, Unleash Prosperity: Harif

March 17,2020

KABUL - A businessman whose one son was killed another kidnapped, tortured and freed after payment of ransom money continues to invest in the hope that one day durable peace would be ...

Nimroz Cement Importers Stage Protest, Block Road

Nimroz Cement Importers Stage Protest, Block Road

March 17,2020

KABUL - Some cement businessmen on Monday protested against the government for not allowing them to import cement from Iran over the past two weeks...

2 Key Roads with Pakistan, Iran Closed in Paktika

2 Key Roads with Pakistan,  Iran Closed in Paktika

March 17,2020

SHARANA - The governor of southeastern Paktika province on Monday announced closing Angoor Adah and Qamruddin highways in Barmal district on the border with Pakistan to prevent the spread ...

Putin Asks Court to Amend Constitution, Allow Him to Remain in Power Until 2036

Putin Asks Court to Amend Constitution, Allow Him to Remain in Power Until 2036

March 16,2020

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally asked the country's consitutional court to approve an amendment that could allow him to remain in power for another 16 years...

Aramco to Slash Capital Spending in 2020, Posts Drop in 2019

Aramco to Slash Capital Spending in  2020, Posts Drop in 2019

March 16,2020

RIYADH - Saudi Aramco on Sunday said it plans to cut capital spending in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, as it posted a 21-percent decline in 2019 net profit due to a drop ...

Israel to Use ‘Anti-Terror’ Technology to Counter Coronavirus

Israel to Use ‘Anti-Terror’ Technology  to Counter Coronavirus

March 16,2020

JERUSALEM - Israel plans to use "anti-terrorism" tracking technology and a partial shutdown of its economy to minimise the risk of coronavirus transmission, Prime Minister ....

Afghan Gov’t Postpones Start of Educational Year over COVID-19 Outbreak

Afghan Gov’t Postpones Start of Educational Year over  COVID-19 Outbreak

March 16,2020

KABUL - The Afghan government has postponed the start of the educational year due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, according to a statement of the Presidential Palace ...

‘They’re Not Acting in Good Faith’, U.S. CENTCOM Commander Says Reacting to Taliban Attacks

‘They’re Not Acting in Good Faith’, U.S. CENTCOM Commander Says Reacting to Taliban Attacks

March 16,2020

WASHINGTON - The Commander of the U.S. CENTCOM Marine Corps, General Kenneth F. Mckenzie Jr., has said the Taliban attacks are still too high, warning that the Afghans would be forced ...

Government: Intra-Afghan Talks’ Negotiating Team Has Been Formed

Government:  Intra-Afghan Talks’ Negotiating Team Has Been Formed

March 16,2020

KABUL - The presidential palace says that the work of forming the delegation for intra-Afghan dialogue has been finished; officials say the delay was because some discussions and consultations ...

OIC to UN Declared 15 as Day Against Islamophobia

OIC to UN Declared  15 as Day Against  Islamophobia

March 16,2020

KABUL - The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called on the United Nations and other international and regional bodies to declare March 15 as international...

Strong Govt Needs Lasting Peace, Say Kunar Scholars

Strong Govt Needs Lasting Peace,  Say Kunar Scholars

March 16,2020

MEHTARLAM - Hundreds of religious scholars and civil society activists in eastern Laghman province on Sunday asked the Taliban to declare peace with the Afghan government the way ...

Ghani, Khalilzad Discuss Next Steps in Peace Process

Ghani, Khalilzad Discuss  Next Steps in Peace Process

March 16,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and US special representative on Sunday discussed future steps in the peace process.
A statement from the Presidential Palace ...

Job Negligence: Nearly 1000 Security Men Face Attorneys

Job Negligence: Nearly 1000 Security Men  Face Attorneys

March 16,2020

KABUL - Nearly one thousand security personnel have been introduced to attorneys this year over negligence in duty, an official said on Saturday...

List of Taliban Prisoners to be Reviewed Says NSC

List of Taliban  Prisoners to be  Reviewed Says NSC

March 16,2020

KABUL - The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday said the Taliban prisoners’ list would be revised to ensure that they would not return to war...

Ghani Proposes SAARC Task Force to Fight Coronavirus

Ghani Proposes SAARC  Task Force to Fight Coronavirus

March 16,2020

KABUL - Leaders from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) held a video conference on Sunday to coordinate their efforts on fighting the new coronavirus...

Avoid Holding Public Gatherings, Govt Urges Masses

Avoid Holding Public Gatherings,  Govt Urges Masses

March 16,2020

KABUL - To prevent coronavirus spread, the Presidential Palace has urged the people not to hold wedding parties and other public events until the coronavirus threat subsides...

Afghan Political Leaders Meet to Discuss Composition of Negotiating Team

Afghan Political Leaders  Meet to Discuss Composition of  Negotiating Team

March 15,2020

KABUL - Afghan political leaders including Abdullah Abdullah and Hamid Karzai met on Saturday to discuss the composition of team to negotiate with the Taliban...

NATO Envoy Calls on Afghan Leaders to Solve Differences

NATO Envoy Calls on Afghan Leaders to Solve Differences

March 15,2020

KABUL - NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan Nicholas Kay on Saturday called on Afghan political leaders to “resolve their differences, compromise and unite ...

COVID 19: China Vows to Help Afghanistan

COVID 19: China Vows to Help Afghanistan

March 15,2020

KABUL - Beijing has pledged to share with Kabul its experience regarding coronavirus tests and treatment, the Afghan ambassador to China says...

Coronavirus: A 100-Bed Hospital Inaugurated in Herat

Coronavirus: A 100-Bed Hospital  Inaugurated in Herat

March 15,2020

HERAT CITY - A 100-bed special hospital to respond to coronavirus cases was inaugurated in western Herat province on Saturday, officials said...

UN Envoy Summoned after Meeting with Abdullah

UN Envoy Summoned after Meeting with Abdullah

March 15,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has summoned the top UN diplomat in Afghanistan after he met Dr Abdullah, who has declared himself the president and announced to establish ...

Al Qaeda Praises Taliban While Reacting to Group’s Peace Deal with The U.S.

Al Qaeda Praises Taliban  While Reacting to Group’s  Peace Deal with The U.S.

March 15,2020

KABUL - The Al Qaeda terrorist network reacted to the signing of the peace deal between the United States and Taliban in Afghanistan, praising the Taliban group for its alleged ‘great victory’ over America and its allies....

Afghan Stabbed in Turkey; Attacker Detained

Afghan Stabbed in Turkey;  Attacker Detained

March 15,2020

KABUL - An Afghan immigrant has been stabbed in Konya province for bringing coronavirus to Turkey, a media report said on Saturday.
Habibullah was stabbed while fishing at a lake in ...

Afghan, Indian Nationals Arrested at Delhi Airport for Carrying Large Amount of Cash

Afghan, Indian Nationals Arrested at Delhi  Airport for Carrying Large Amount of Cash

March 15,2020

NEW DELHI - The authorities in India have arrested two arrested two people including an Afghan national for carrying a large amount of foreign currency....

Next Govt Will Represent Entire Nation: Ghani

Next Govt Will Represent  Entire Nation: Ghani

March 14,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said he does not want the political power to be someone’s inheritance and that the next government will demonstrate the will of the entire people ...

‘Daesh’s Khorasan Branch Is Fragile and Divided’: AISS

‘Daesh’s Khorasan Branch Is Fragile and Divided’: AISS

March 14,2020

KABUL - A research paper by the Afghan Institute of Strategic Studies (AISS) has found that Daesh’s Khorasan branch which operates in Afghanistan is "fragile and ...

Al-Qaeda Recruiting Disaffected Taliban: Kunar Officials

Al-Qaeda Recruiting Disaffected Taliban: Kunar Officials

March 14,2020

KUNAR - Local officials in the eastern province of Kunur province said on Thursday that Al-Qaeda, with the support of Pakistan, has begun recruiting Taliban fighters who disagree ...

Cash Donation to The National Program for The Control of Breast Cancer

Cash Donation to The National Program  for The Control of Breast Cancer

March 14,2020

Azizi Bank, on the occasion of international Women’s Day and as part of its CSR initiatives, made a contribution of AFN 500,000 to the National Program for the Control of Breast cancer....

UN Chief Congratulates Ghani on Second Term in Office

UN Chief Congratulates Ghani on Second Term in Office

March 14,2020

KABUL - UN secretary general Antonio Guterres has congratulated President Ashraf Ghani on winning his second term in office and wished for lasting peace in the war-torn country...

Gov’t Yet to Finalize Intra-Afghan Dialogue’s Negotiating Delegation

Gov’t Yet to Finalize Intra-Afghan Dialogue’s Negotiating Delegation

March 14,2020

KABUL - Some of the political movements and parties underlined that the government hasn’t talked with them regarding the negotiating team and that it was monopolizing the process...

Russia Warns about the Emerging Internal Political Crisis in Afghanistan

Russia Warns about the Emerging Internal Political Crisis in Afghanistan

March 14,2020

MOSCOW - Russia has warned that the emerging internal political crisis, exacerbated by two parallel inauguration ceresmonies of Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah, could undermine the intra ...

Woman Gives Birth to Quintuplets in Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan

Woman Gives Birth to Quintuplets in Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan

March 14,2020

NANGARHAR - A woman has given birth to quintuplets in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the provincial public health officials said...