Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Ghani Says Will Transfer Power Legally

Ghani Says Will  Transfer Power Legally

January 09,2021

NANGARHAR - SAfghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday he will transfer power to his successor in accordance with the law.
“Will you accept interruption ...

Five Countries Call on Iran to Provide Explanation on Downing Ukrainian Plane

Five Countries Call on Iran to Provide Explanation on Downing Ukrainian Plane

January 09,2021

Ukraine, Afghanistan, Canada, Sweden, and the United Kingdom have called on Iran to urgently provide a full and comprehensive explanation on downing the Ukrainian International ...

China ‘Unaware’ of Any Afghan Deportation of Chinese on Spying Charges: Report

China ‘Unaware’ of Any Afghan Deportation of Chinese on Spying Charges: Report

January 09,2021

China is unaware of the deportation of Chinese nationals from Afghanistan on spying charges said Hua Chunying a foreign ministry spokeswoman on Thursday to Reuters...

UN Secretary-General Appoints Mette Knudsen as His New Deputy Special Representative (Political) for Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Appoints Mette Knudsen as His New Deputy Special Representative (Political) for Afghanistan

January 09,2021

NEW YORK - Mette Knudsen was appointed today by the Secretary-General as his new Deputy Special Representative (Political) for Afghanistan in the United Nations Assistance ...

RSF Calls on Afghan Govt to Protect Journalists

RSF Calls on Afghan Govt to Protect Journalists

January 09,2021

KABUL - Reporters Without Borders on Thursday called for the Afghan government to make every effort to protect media workers in Afghanistan...

India to Chair UNSC’s Crucial Taliban Sanctions Committee

India to Chair UNSC’s Crucial Taliban Sanctions Committee

January 09,2021

India will chair the UN Security Council’s crucial Taliban and Libya sanctions, and counter-terrorism committee, Indian Representative to the UN said...

Negotiators Leave for Qatar to Resume Talks

Negotiators Leave for  Qatar to Resume Talks

January 06,2021

DOHA - The negotiating team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on Tuesday left Kabul for Doha where they will resume the second round of peace negotiations that are expected ...

Covid-19 Impact: Hundreds of Projects Stall in Parwan

Covid-19 Impact: Hundreds of  Projects Stall in Parwan

January 06,2021

CHARIKAR - Hundreds of projects could not be implemented in central Parwan province this year as a result of reallocation of budgets to fund the government’s measures ...

UNAMA Welcomes Second Round of Peace Negotiations

UNAMA Welcomes Second Round of  Peace Negotiations

January 06,2021

DOHA - UNAMA on Tuesday welcomed the return of negotiators to Doha and the organization looks forward to a speedy resumption of talks between the negotiating teams...

Rahmani Decries Drastic Changes in Govt Staffing, Institutions

Rahmani Decries  Drastic Changes in Govt Staffing, Institutions

January 06,2021

KABUL - Mir Rahman Rahmani, the Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga, or the Afghan house of representatives, on Monday, called on the Afghan government to swiftly stop the process of drastically eliminating jobs or changing government institutions ...

Ghani Assures Armed Forces of Continued Inclusive Support

Ghani Assures Armed Forces of  Continued Inclusive Support

January 06,2021

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani said that the Afghan government is committed to peace that ensures justice and protects the rights of citizens...

Iran to Export Rail Track to Afghanistan

Iran to Export Rail  Track to Afghanistan

January 06,2021

TEHRAN - Iran has signed a contract with Afghan Railway Company to export railway track to Afghanistan. ...

Feeling Insecure: Some Nangarhar Journalists Quit Jobs

Feeling Insecure: Some  Nangarhar Journalists Quit Jobs

January 06,2021

JALALABAD - Journalists in eastern Nangarhar province say they have been feeling more insecure after the assassination of Malala Maiwand and some colleagues have quitted their job...

Ghani Discusses Reforms with MoD Officials

Ghani Discusses Reforms with  MoD Officials

January 05,2021

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Monday stressed the need for implementing necessary reforms in the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and said these reforms should be for sustainability ...

Taliban Accuse US of Violating Deal Following Airstrikes

Taliban Accuse US of Violating Deal Following  Airstrikes

January 05,2021

NANGARHAR - The Taliban on Monday accused the United States government of violating the US-Taliban agreement signed in February in Doha claiming US Forces had carried ...

Biden’s NSA Pick Supports Continued Afghan Diplomacy

Biden’s NSA  Pick Supports  Continued Afghan Diplomacy

January 05,2021

WASHINGTON - Jake Sullivan, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for national security adviser, has said that the deal signed between the United States and the Taliban in February ...

NSC to Oversee Defense, Security Projects’ Procurement

NSC to Oversee Defense, Security Projects’ Procurement

January 05,2021

KABUL - The National Security Council (NSC) will oversee the procurement process for projects of security and defense institutions based on a decision by the National Procurement ...

Senior Officials Appointed in Kandahar

Senior Officials Appointed in  Kandahar

January 05,2021

KANDAHAR - The new governor and the new head of the NDS office in Kandahar were introduced to their colleagues by the National Security Adviser at a ceremony in the province on Sunday...

Kabul, Doha Discuss Cooperation in Peace Process

Kabul, Doha Discuss  Cooperation in Peace Process

January 05,2021

KABUL - Foreign Minister HanifAtmar and the Ambassador of Qatar in Kabul on Monday discussed increased cooperation between the two countries in the fields of politics, economy ...

Afghan Rivals to Resume Talks as Civilian Killings Sow Suspicion

Afghan Rivals to Resume Talks as  Civilian Killings Sow Suspicion

January 05,2021

KABUL - Afghan government representatives and Taliban officials are due to resume peace talks in Qatar after a three-week break, officials said on Monday, although battlefield clashes and targeted ...

2 Anti-Corruption Organs Merged into ACC

2 Anti-Corruption Organs Merged into ACC

January 05,2021

KABUL - An agreement on merging the Assets Registration Department and the Special Anti-Corruption Secretariat into the Anti-Corruption Commission was signed on Monday. ...

Taliban Now Fighting Against Govt, People: Pompeo Told

Taliban Now Fighting Against Govt, People: Pompeo Told

January 04,2021

KABUL - Reacting to US secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s recent remarks that no American soldier was killed in almost a year in Afghanistan, the Presidential Palace on ...

Daronta Power Dam Being Restored at $10.5m Cost

Daronta Power Dam Being  Restored at $10.5m Cost

January 04,2021

JALALABAD - Power and energy officials in eastern Nangarhar province say the Daronta hydropower dam will be rehabilitated in 2021 at a cost of $10.5 funded by the World Bank ...

Afghanistan Reports 203 New COVID-19 Cases in 24 Hours

Afghanistan  Reports 203 New COVID-19 Cases in 24 Hours

January 04,2021

KABUL - Ministry of Public Health reported Sunday, that out of 1,502 samples, 203 cases have turned positive in the last 24 hours.
At least 204,335 people have so far been tested ...

Education Curriculum Needs Changes: Ghani

Education  Curriculum Needs Changes: Ghani

January 04,2021

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani, stressing amendments to curriculum, says the Independent Administrative and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) fully supports reform in the Ministry ...

Gwadar Port Important for Afghanistan: Dawood

Gwadar Port Important for  Afghanistan: Dawood

January 04,2021

PESHAWAR - The Gwadar port will provide Afghanistan and energy-rich Central Asian states big opportunities for regional trade connectivity, hopes a Pakistani official ...

10 Drug, Arms Traffickers Arrested in Afghan Provinces

10 Drug, Arms Traffickers  Arrested in Afghan Provinces

January 04,2021

KABUL - The Afghan police have arrested 10 suspects in connection with drug and firearm trafficking, the country's Ministry of Interior said Sunday ...

Ghor Local Media Outlets Declare 3-Day Shutdown

Ghor Local Media Outlets  Declare 3-Day Shutdown

January 04,2021

FEROZKOH - Local media outlets in western Ghor province on Sunday announced a three-day shutdown in protest against the assassination of journalist Bismillah Adil, asking the government ...

No Appointments in Health Ministry Without My Approval: Ghani

No Appointments in Health Ministry Without My Approval: Ghani

January 02,2021

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has stressed over legal appointments in the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and added appointments without his approval ...

Afghan Envoy’s Sudden Death Shocks Khalilzad

Afghan  Envoy’s  Sudden Death Shocks  Khalilzad

January 02,2021

KABUL - The US special representative for Afghanistan said on Thursday he was shocked at the sudden death of Hakim Dalili, the Afghan ambassador to Qatar...

Targeted Attacks Continue to Take Toll in December in Afghanistan

Targeted Attacks Continue to Take Toll in December in  Afghanistan

January 02,2021

KABUL - At least 60 people were killed and many others wounded in targeted attacks across Afghanistan in December, according to official figures kept by Xinhua. ...

Public Health Minister Dr. Osmani Sacked from Office

Public Health  Minister Dr. Osmani Sacked from Office

January 02,2021

KABUL - Public Health Minister Dr. Ahmad Jawad Osmani was removed from office through a presidential decree issued on Thursday.
A letter from the Administrative Office ...

UK Calls for Urgent End to Violence in Afghanistan

UK Calls for Urgent End to  Violence in Afghanistan

January 02,2021

KABUL - Ian Collard, British Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistan Thursday issued a New Year message, calling for an urgent end to violence in Afghanistan...

Afghan, Indian Clerics Urge Immediate Ceasefire in Afghanistan

Afghan, Indian Clerics Urge  Immediate Ceasefire in Afghanistan

January 02,2021

KABUL - Religious scholars from Afghanistan and India at a gathering in New Delhi on Wednesday issued a declaration, calling the ongoing war in Afghanistan “illegitimate” and asking for a nationwide ...

Historic Sites Being Damaged, Relics Smuggled: Zaheer

Historic Sites Being Damaged,  Relics Smuggled: Zaheer

January 02,2021

KABUL - Acting Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Mohammad TahirZaheer on Thursday expressed concern over damaging of historic sites and smuggling of relics and asked ...