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More Than 350,000 Afghan Refugees Returned from Iran in Six Months: Ministry

More Than 350,000 Afghan Refugees  Returned from Iran in Six Months: Ministry

July 26,2020

KABUL - More than 350,000 Afghan refugees returned home from Iran over the past six months amid coronavirus pandemic, Afghanistan's Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation ...

Lords Committee Launches Inquiry into UK’s Engagement with Afghanistan

Lords Committee Launches Inquiry into UK’s  Engagement with Afghanistan

July 26,2020

KABUL - Britain’s House of Lords on Friday launched an inquiry into the UK’s engagement with Afghanistan – including its diplomatic, military and aid strategy...

Riyadh to Continue Backing Afghan Peace Process

Riyadh to Continue Backing Afghan Peace Process

July 26,2020

KABUL - Saudi Arabia has reiterated its commitment to providing all-out support for efforts by the Afghans to achieve lasting peace, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on ...

Iran Not Backing Afghan Peace Process: US

Iran Not Backing Afghan Peace Process: US

July 26,2020

KABUL - The US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation has blamed Iran for not properly supporting the Afghan peace process...

AGO, ACJC Failed to Pursue Major Corruption Cases: Watchdog

AGO, ACJC Failed to Pursue  Major Corruption Cases: Watchdog

July 25,2020

KABUL - Integrity Watch Afghanistan, a Kabul-based monitoring organization, on Thursday said that the Attorney General’s Office and the Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center ...

US Provides More Than $36.7 Million for COVID-19 Response – Afghanistan

US Provides More Than  $36.7 Million for COVID-19  Response – Afghanistan

July 25,2020

KABUL - The United States has allocated more than $36.7 million to help the people of Afghanistan address the COVID-19 pandemic, and expedited $90 million in continued ...

Kazakhstan to Provide More Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan, Uzbekistan

Kazakhstan to Provide More Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan, Uzbekistan

July 25,2020

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan will continue to render humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, according to a July 20 government decree.
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EU, UNDP Funded Education Grant for Afghan Female Students Launched

EU, UNDP Funded Education Grant for  Afghan Female Students Launched

July 25,2020

KABUL - The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education ...

UNAMA Urges Govt, Taliban to Begin Intra-Afghan Talks Immediately

UNAMA Urges Govt, Taliban to  Begin Intra-Afghan Talks Immediately

July 25,2020

KABUL - The United Nation Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Head Deborah Lyons on Thursday urged Afghan government and the Taliban to lower violence, release necessary ...

Afghan Defense Chief: Taliban’s War Has No Justification

Afghan Defense Chief: Taliban’s War Has No Justification

July 25,2020

KABUL - Acting Defense Minister Asadullah Khalid, during the induction ceremony of General Yasin Zia as the new chief of army staff and Shah Mahmood Miakhel as the deputy minister ...

Ministry Insists on NFP Implementation

Ministry Insists on NFP Implementation

July 25,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development on Thursday insisted on implantation of the National Food Package (NFP) despite its rejection ....

Karzai, Abdullah Office Denounce Herat Airstrike

Karzai, Abdullah Office  Denounce Herat Airstrike

July 25,2020

KABUL - Former president Hamid Karzai and the National Reconciliation Council on Thursday condemned Afghan forces airstrike that killed and wounded many ...

Afghan Tribal Elder Strips Naked in Protest to Conferment of Marshal Degree to Gen. Dostum

Afghan Tribal Elder Strips Naked in Protest to Conferment of  Marshal Degree to Gen. Dostum

July 25,2020

BAGHLAN - A tribal elder from nothern Baghlan province stripped naked during a large gathering in protest to conferment of Marhshal degree to General Abdul Rashid Dostum ...

Ghani’s Afghan Poverty Estimate ‘Catastrophic’: Analysts

Ghani’s Afghan Poverty Estimate ‘Catastrophic’: Analysts

July 22,2020

KABUL - Five years after his leadership in the National Unity Government, President Ashraf Ghani this week admitted that 90 percent of the country’s population is ...

New Rift Between Ghani, Abdullah over Cabinet Picks: Sources

New Rift Between Ghani, Abdullah over Cabinet Picks: Sources

July 22,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, are feuding again, say sources, this time over their picks ...

Mohib Tells Taliban to ‘Stop Killing Afghans’

Mohib Tells Taliban to  ‘Stop Killing Afghans’

July 22,2020

KABUL - National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib, during a visit to eastern provinces, called on the Taliban to stop "killing their own people and destroying their homeland ...

MPs Warn of Fraud in Govt’s Relief Package

MPs Warn of Fraud in Govt’s Relief Package

July 22,2020

KABUL - Members of the Wolesi Jirga, Afghanistan's house of representatives, on Monday raised concerns about President Ashraf Ghani's food relief plan, titled "National Dining ...

Pay Raise for Election Commissioners Faces Backlash

Pay Raise for Election  Commissioners Faces Backlash

July 22,2020

KABUL - Monitoring organizations on Monday questioned President Ghani’s decision to adding Afs100,000 ($1,296) to the monthly salaries of members of the two election ...

Top U.S. Diplomat in Kabul Met with Karzai and Sayyaf

Top U.S. Diplomat in Kabul Met with Karzai and Sayyaf

July 21,2020

KABUL - The top U.S. diplomat in Kabul Ross Wilson met with the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and political leader Ustad Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf in Kabul...

Taliban Prisoners Convicted of War Crimes Shouldn’t be Released

Taliban Prisoners  Convicted of War Crimes  Shouldn’t be Released

July 21,2020

KABUL - Those 592 Taliban prisoners who are behind war crimes shouldn’t be released before the start of intra-Afghan peace talks, and a thorough investigation ...

Afghan Government Drops Controversial Media Law Amendment

Afghan Government Drops Controversial Media  Law Amendment

July 21,2020

KABUL - Proposed amendments to the media law, which were introduced to parliament last month, have been recalled by President Ashraf Ghani...

U.S. Urges for Start of Intra-Afghan Talks

U.S. Urges for Start of Intra-Afghan Talks

July 21,2020

KABUL - The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires urged the Afghan government for concluding the stalled prisoner swap process and come to a negotiating table with the insurgent group ...

Abdullah Criticized for Not Appointing Council Members

Abdullah Criticized for  Not Appointing Council Members

July 21,2020

KABUL - Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, was once again criticized for delays in completing the formation of the council that has been formed ...

Karzai Met with Abdullah to Discuss Ongoing Efforts Aimed at Bolstering Peace Process

Karzai Met with Abdullah to Discuss Ongoing Efforts Aimed at Bolstering  Peace Process

July 21,2020

KABUL - The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with Abdullah Abdullah, the Chairman of the High Peace Council, to discuss ongoing efforts aimed at bolstering ...

China Ready to Extend CPEC to Afghanistan

China Ready to Extend CPEC to Afghanistan

July 19,2020

KABUL - Beijing has once again renewed its willing to extend the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multi-billion dollars project, to Afghanistan...

Unconfirmed, Acting Ministers Lack Legal Legitimacy: Lawyers

Unconfirmed, Acting Ministers Lack Legal Legitimacy: Lawyers

July 19,2020

KABUL - As the National Assembly prepares to go on summer vacation in two days, the cabinet picks are still not confirmed, with those nominated still waiting for confirmation ...

Dawood Vows to Address Concerns over Transit Trade

Dawood Vows to Address  Concerns over Transit Trade

July 19,2020

PESHAWAR - Concerns about the Pakistan-Afghanistan transit and bilateral trade will be resolved on a priority basis, a prime ministerial aide says...

Dawood Vows to Address Concerns over Transit Trade

Dawood Vows to Address  Concerns over Transit Trade

July 19,2020

PESHAWAR - Concerns about the Pakistan-Afghanistan transit and bilateral trade will be resolved on a priority basis, a prime ministerial aide says...

Taliban Not Living Up to Commitments: US General

Taliban Not Living Up to  Commitments: US General

July 18,2020

WASHINGTON - The Taliban has not kept up their commitments agreed to in their deal with the United States, a top American general has said...

Afghan Supreme Court Called Out for Lack of Transparency

Afghan Supreme Court Called Out for Lack of Transparency

July 18,2020

KABUL - The Supreme Court of Afghanistan has been the "most closed government institution for the past two years," and no information is available on its functions ...

Ghazni: 4 Civilians Wounded in Rocket Attack During Ghani’s Visit

Ghazni: 4 Civilians Wounded in  Rocket Attack During Ghani’s Visit

July 18,2020

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday visited Ghazni city and made a speech acknowledging the danger facing the province.
During his visit, at least four Afghan civilians were ...

1st Session of Jamiat-E Islami Party Insists on Strengthening System, Active Participation in Peace Process, Convening Its Congress

1st Session of Jamiat-E Islami Party Insists on Strengthening System, Active Participation in Peace Process, Convening Its Congress

July 18,2020

KABUL - The first meeting of the leadership council of Jamiat-e Islami party was chaired by Sayed Enayatullah Shadab, the new president of the party, with chief executive Ata Mohammad Noor ...

Head of Afghan Standards Authority Arrested While Taking $100K Bribe: AGO

Head of Afghan  Standards Authority Arrested While Taking $100K Bribe: AGO

July 18,2020

KABUL - Head of Afghanistan National Standards Authority was arrested while receiving $100,000 bribe last night, officials said Thursday...

Afghan Film Organization Celebrates 52nd Year

Afghan Film Organization Celebrates 52nd Year

July 18,2020

KABUL - On the 52nd anniversary of the Afghan Film Organization, Afghan actors and cinema personalities on Thursday lamented that no major work has been done for culture ...

Schools to Reopen Next Month Conditionally: Cabinet

Schools to Reopen Next Month  Conditionally: Cabinet

July 18,2020

KABUL - The Cabinet has decided to conditionally reopen schools and universities on August 6.
President Ashraf Ghani chaired the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday ...