Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, July 3rd, 2020

No Exports Via Balkh Air Corridor in Past 6 Months

No Exports Via Balkh Air Corridor in Past 6 Months

March 24,2020

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Traders and their representatives in northern Baklh province say no exports departed the province through the air corridor during the past six months...

Afghanistan to Release Some Prisoners over Coronavirus

Afghanistan to Release Some Prisoners over Coronavirus

March 24,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan will release some prisoners and detainees as a precautionary measure against coronavirus.
The matter was discussed during a cabinet meeting ...

6 New COVID-19 Cases Emerge in Afghanistan

6 New COVID-19 Cases Emerge in Afghanistan

March 24,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) late on Sunday said six more positive cases of coronavirus have been registered in Afghanistan, taking the number of patents to 40 across ...

Tadamichi Yamamoto Receives State Medal of 'Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan' From President Ghani

Tadamichi Yamamoto Receives State Medal of 'Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan' From President Ghani

March 23,2020

KABUL – President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the U.N. special envoy Tadamichi Yamamoto late yesterday, the Afghan Presidential Palace (ARG) said in a statement....

Delay of Peace Process Persists

Delay of Peace Process Persists

March 23,2020

DOHA - Following eighteen months of marathon diplomacy in Doha, the US and the Taliban signed a deal on February 29 in Doha with the aim of bringing peace to Afghanistan, but the next ...

Health Minister Urge People to Stay Home

Health Minister Urge People to Stay Home

March 23,2020

KABUL – Ferozuddin Feroz, health minister, on Sunday reported 10 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, including two in the capital Kabul for the first time, taking the total ...

Corona-Virus: Strategy Comes into Effect to Facilitate Government Employees

Corona-Virus: Strategy Comes into Effect to Facilitate Government Employees

March 23,2020

KABUL - The Independent Civil Services and Administrative Reforms Commission (ICSARC) strategy reduced working hours of government employees and increased precautionary measures ...

Afghan Embassy in Australia Urges for Impartial Investigation on Allegations of War Crimes in Afghanistan

Afghan Embassy in Australia Urges for Impartial Investigation on Allegations of War Crimes in Afghanistan

March 23,2020

KABUL – Afghan Embassy in Australia asked for impartial investigation on allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan...

Herat Man with Covid-19 Symptoms Dies

Herat Man with Covid-19 Symptoms Dies

March 23,2020

HERAT - A man in the western province of Herat, who was suspected of being infected with the coronavirus, died shortly after he was admitted to the regional hospital in Herat dedicated ...

‘People with Corona Symptoms Must Pray at Home’

‘People with Corona Symptoms Must Pray at Home’

March 23,2020

KABUL - Religious scholars on Sunday urged the government and Taliban to create a joint commission on combating coronavirus and advised people to follow guidelines...

Message from Tadamichi Yamamoto, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan

Message from Tadamichi Yamamoto, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan

March 22,2020

KABUL - I depart Kabul with one wish, a wish that I share with millions of Afghans: for peace to return to Afghanistan.
May 2020 be the year that the war ends and Afghans ...

‘No COVID-19 Case Reported in Afghanistan in Last 24 Hours’: MoPH

‘No COVID-19 Case Reported in Afghanistan in Last 24 Hours’: MoPH

March 22,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health on Saturday announced that "no positive case of the coronavirus was reported in the country in the last 24 hours," but results ...

Chinese Billionaire Sending 1.8m Masks to Afghanistan, 9 Other Countries to Combat Coronavirus

Chinese Billionaire Sending 1.8m Masks to Afghanistan, 9 Other Countries to Combat Coronavirus

March 22,2020

BEIJING - Jack Ma, Asia’s richest man, pledged 1.8 million face masks, 210,000 test kits and 36,000 protective suits plus ventilators and thermometers to combat ...

Doha Accord to Help Stabilise Afghanistan: Morrison

Doha Accord to Help Stabilise Afghanistan: Morrison

March 22,2020

KABUL - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has congratulated President Ashraf Ghani on winning a second term in office.
A statement from Ghani’s office on Friday ...

Ambassadors to Kabul Concerned Over Afghan Leaders’ Political Dilemmas

Ambassadors to Kabul Concerned Over Afghan Leaders’ Political Dilemmas

March 22,2020

KABUL - The ambassadors of some foreign countries to Kabul, in their Nawroz welcoming notes, expressed their concerns regarding the ongoing tensions between the Afghan political leaders...

Karzai, Sayyaf Attempt Mediation of Political Stalemate

Karzai, Sayyaf Attempt Mediation of Political Stalemate

March 22,2020

KABUL - Former president Hamid Karzai and former mujahideen leader Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf have begun mediation efforts to solve the tensions between President Ashraf Ghani and ...

Afghan Airlines Intl Flights 90% Halted: ACAA

Afghan Airlines Intl Flights 90% Halted: ACAA

March 22,2020

KABUL - Almost two weeks have passed since Afghan aviation companies announced a near-total shutdown of international flights, but some foreign companies are still flying in and out of ...

President Ghani Allocates Afgs400 Million for Herat to Combat Coronavirus

President Ghani Allocates Afgs400 Million for Herat to Combat Coronavirus

March 19,2020

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at decree announced AFGs400 million commitment to help Herat province contain the spread of novel coronavirus...

Afghanistan's First Coronavirus Patient Has Recovered: Health Ministry

Afghanistan's First Coronavirus Patient Has Recovered: Health Ministry

March 19,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan's first coronavirus patient has recovered from the disease, the country's health ministry said on Tuesday.
As 21 others confirmed to have coronavirus ...

Afghanistan Orders Closure of Restaurants, Baths, Sports Complexes Over Coronavirus

Afghanistan Orders Closure of Restaurants, Baths, Sports Complexes Over Coronavirus

March 19,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan has ordered closure of restaurants, swimming pools, baths and sports complexes as a precaution against coronavirus...

UN Suspends Afghans’ Voluntary Repatriation from Pakistan

UN Suspends Afghans’ Voluntary Repatriation from Pakistan

March 19,2020

KABUL - The office of UN High Commissioner for Refugees announced on Tuesday that the voluntary repatriation of registered Afghan refugees in Pakistan has been suspended ...

US Embassy Suspends Routine Consular Services

US Embassy Suspends Routine Consular Services

March 19,2020

KABUL - The US embassy in Kabul has suspended all routine consular services, including visas and American Citizens Services (ACS) such as passport renewals and notaries...

Ghani Admin Welcomes EU Call for Full Truce

Ghani Admin Welcomes EU Call for Full Truce

March 19,2020

KABUL - The government of President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday welcomed the European Union’s call for a ceasefire on humanitarian grounds...

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 ...