Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

Ghani Says Afghanistan Wants Connectivity, Not Charity

Ghani Says Afghanistan Wants Connectivity, Not Charity

November 24,2020

KABUL - President Ghani addressed a side event of the Geneva summit on Monday where he explained the ways through which can improve its economy and reiterated that the country ...

Decision on Afghan Mission Next Year: NATO

Decision on Afghan Mission Next Year: NATO

November 24,2020

KABUL - NATO would take a decision on the future of its mission in Afghanistan early next year, says the secretary-general of the western alliance...

No Major Policy Shift Under Biden, Pompeo Says in Doha

No Major Policy Shift Under Biden, Pompeo Says in Doha

November 24,2020

KABUL - US Foreign Secretary Mike Pompeo has told the Afghan government negotiating team in Doha that the American assistance with Afghanistan will continue and there would be no major policy ...

Violence Spikes with Start of Intra-Afghan Talks: Atmar

Violence Spikes with Start of  Intra-Afghan Talks: Atmar

November 24,2020

KABUL - Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar on Monday said Afghanistan freed thousands of Taliban prisoners without any agreement, but violence intensified instead of reducing ...

Biden to Seek More Concessions from Taliban

Biden to Seek  More Concessions from Taliban

November 24,2020

KABUL - US president-elect Joe Biden is likely to push for seeking a ceasefire as well as guarantees from the Taliban on human rights, something the Democrats have always pushed ...

UN Seeks Global Support for Afghan Refugees

UN Seeks Global Support for  Afghan Refugees

November 24,2020

KABUL - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has urged the global fraternity to remain committed to Afghanistan at this critical juncture...

Taliban Run Bombers’ Market with Other Groups: Saraj

Taliban Run Bombers’ Market with Other Groups: Saraj

November 24,2020

KABUL - Acting National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief on Monday said there were no signs countries interfering in Afghanistan affairs would change their policies and claimed ...

Pakistan Wants to Host Afghanistan for Limited Over Series Next Year

Pakistan Wants to Host Afghanistan for Limited Over Series Next Year

November 23,2020

KABUL - Pakistan wants to host Afghanistan for limited over series next year, Pakistan Cricket Board’s CEO Wasim Khan has said.
It comes after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan ...

Saleh Vows to Track Down Network Behind Kabul City Rocket Attack

Saleh Vows to Track Down Network Behind Kabul City Rocket Attack

November 23,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan’s First Vice President Amrullah Saleh vowed on Sunday to track down those responsible for Saturday’s deadly rocket attack on Kabul city which has been claimed ...

Australia Defense Chief Pledges Changes after Afghanistan Report

Australia Defense Chief Pledges Changes after  Afghanistan Report

November 23,2020

CANBERRA - Australia’s top military official said on Sunday the country’s defense force must ‘own’ a recent report on soldiers committing crimes in Afghanistan ...

Brother, Sister Killed in Kabul Rocket Attacks

Brother, Sister Killed in Kabul Rocket Attacks

November 23,2020

KABUL - A brother and a sister, Mashal and Shaqayiq, were among the eight civilians killed in rocket attacks in Kabul on Saturday morning. The attack shocked the entire city...

Women Assassins of Haqqani Network

Women Assassins of Haqqani  Network

November 23,2020

Muzghan and her Aunt Nasreen are the female assassins who lured an Afghan security official to his death with promises of sex before shooting him dead...

UN Chief Stresses Urgency of Ending Violence

UN Chief Stresses Urgency of  Ending Violence

November 23,2020

KABUL - The UN secretary-general has denounced Saturday’s rocket attacks in Kabul, killing at least eight civilians and wounding many more...

Members of Independent Commission for Combating Corruption Swore Allegiance

Members of Independent Commission for Combating Corruption  Swore Allegiance

November 23,2020

KABUL - Members of the Independent Commission for Combating Corruption swore allegiance at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in the presence of the President ...

Parliament Approves Nominees for 10 Ministries

Parliament Approves  Nominees for 10 Ministries

November 22,2020

KABUL - The Afghan parliament on Saturday approved the candidates for 10 ministries, including two security agencies, amidst an increase in violence and concerns by people about lack of security ...

Ghani to UN: Call for Truce in Afghanistan

Ghani to UN: Call for Truce in  Afghanistan

November 22,2020

KABUL - Addressing the UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan’s peace process, he claimed significant progress had been made by the Afghan security and defence ...

Erdogan Meets Abdullah, Vows Support to Afghan Peace

Erdogan Meets Abdullah,  Vows Support to Afghan Peace

November 22,2020

ISTANBUL - Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, on Friday met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul and exchanged views ...

Security Officials Arrest PM Bodyguards in Connection to Illegal Activities: Saleh

Security Officials Arrest PM Bodyguards in Connection to Illegal Activities: Saleh

November 22,2020

KABUL - First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said security forces detained three bodyguards of Shahpoor Hassanzoi, a member of the Wolesi Jirga (Parliament) from Logar, carrying 10 million ...

23 Rockets Land in Kabul; 8 Civilians Killed

23 Rockets Land in  Kabul; 8 Civilians Killed

November 22,2020

KABUL - At least 14 rockets landed in various parts of Kabul on Saturday morning just one hour after two IED explosions in the city...

Afghanistan, Pakistan to Jointly Foil Peace Spoilers

Afghanistan, Pakistan to  Jointly Foil Peace Spoilers

November 21,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan and Pakistan have agreed to work jointly for peace, economic development, preventing those creating hurdles to the peace process and planning a dignified ...

Procedure for Doha Talks Finalized: Source

Procedure for Doha  Talks Finalized: Source

November 21,2020

KABUL - A reliable source in Doha says procedure for the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban has been finalized.
The source, who did not want to be named ...

UK Will Likely Follow the U.S. in Downsizing Troops in Afghanistan

UK Will Likely Follow the U.S. in Downsizing Troops in Afghanistan

November 21,2020

According to a Reuter’s story quoting Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said Thursday that Britain will likely follow the United States in reducing troop levels in Afghanistan...

Aid Reduction a Possibility at Geneva Conference: UNDP Envoy

Aid Reduction a Possibility at Geneva Conference:  UNDP Envoy

November 21,2020

GENEVA - Abdallah Al Dardari, UNDP’s Resident Representative in Afghanistan, has said that the international donors are expected to reduce their financial assistance ...

U.S Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad Is More Likely to Remain with Biden’s Administration

U.S Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad Is More Likely to Remain with Biden’s Administration

November 21,2020

WASHINGTON - US foreign policy experts close to Joe Biden suggested for him to keep Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S peace envoy for Afghanistan in the new team in order to take advantage ...

EU, ADB Co-Host Public-Private Partnership Meeting

EU, ADB Co-Host Public-Private  Partnership Meeting

November 21,2020

KABUL - The European Union (EU) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday co-hosted an international virtual meeting to discuss contribution of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) towards ...

186 New Cases of COVID-19, 13 Deaths Reported in Afghanistan

186 New Cases of COVID-19,  13 Deaths Reported in Afghanistan

November 21,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health on Friday reported 186 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 2,599 samples tested in the last 24 hours. ...

Afghanistan, Pakistan Sign Customs Assistance Agreement

Afghanistan, Pakistan Sign Customs Assistance Agreement

November 18,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan and Pakistan on Tuesday signed an agreement on customs assistance...

Price for Leaving Afghanistan Too Soon Could Be ‘Very High’: NATO

Price for Leaving  Afghanistan Too Soon Could Be ‘Very High’: NATO

November 18,2020

BRUSSELS - The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday said that “the price for leaving too soon or in an uncoordinated way could be very high,” referring to recent ...

Cabinet Seeks Open Trial of Recent Attacks’ Perpetrators

Cabinet Seeks Open Trial  of Recent  Attacks’  Perpetrators

November 18,2020

KABUL - A Cabinet meeting, chaired by President Ashraf Ghani, has strongly condemned recent terrorist attacks in the country and called for talks with judicial organs to publicly ...

UNSC Urged to Press Parties into Cutting Violence

UNSC Urged to Press Parties into Cutting Violence

November 18,2020

KABUL - Senior Afghan officials on Monday asked the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to press the warning sides into reducing violence...

World to Renew Pledges with Afghans in Geneva: EU

World to Renew Pledges with Afghans in Geneva: EU

November 18,2020

KABUL - European Union Ambassador to Afghanistan Andreas Brandt says the union and the rest of international community will renew their strong commitments to Afghanistan at the Geneva ...

$18m US Aid Benefits 11 Covid-Hit Nations

$18m US Aid Benefits 11  Covid-Hit  Nations

November 18,2020

KABUL - The US government has obligated $18 million to support the provision of medical oxygen across 11 affected countries, including Afghanistan...

Afghanistan, Siemens Energy Sign Cooperation Agreement

Afghanistan, Siemens  Energy Sign Cooperation Agreement

November 17,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan and German giant Siemens Energy signed an agreement of cooperation to boost the war-torn country’s energy sector...

Ending War, Bringing Peace Is Top Priority for Foreign Policy: Atmar

Ending War, Bringing Peace Is Top Priority  for Foreign Policy: Atmar

November 17,2020

KABUL - Mohammad Haneef Atmar, nominated foreign affairs minister, along with other nominees for different ministries, on Monday presented his plan to members of the Wolesi Jirga ...

COVID-19: 228 New Cases, 15 Deaths Reported in Afghanistan

COVID-19: 228 New Cases,  15 Deaths Reported in Afghanistan

November 17,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health on Monday reported 228 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 1,251 samples tested in the last 24 hours...