Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, April 18th, 2021

Taliban Blow Up Bridge on Kabul-Jalalabad Road

Taliban Blow Up Bridge on  Kabul-Jalalabad Road

April 10,2021

JALALABAD - Taliban militants blew up a bridge on the Kabul-Jalalabad second-lane road in the Surkhrod district of eastern Nangarhar province last night, the provincial media office said on Friday...

Last Year, about 2,500 Tons of Honey Was Produced in The Country

Last Year, about 2,500 Tons of Honey  Was Produced in The Country

April 10,2021

KABUL - The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said a whopping 2,490 metric tons of honey was produced in the country in the 1399 solar year...

Stable Afghanistan Great Strength for Islamic World: Turkey

Stable Afghanistan Great Strength for  Islamic World: Turkey

April 10,2021

KABUL - Turkish religious affairs chief Dr. Ali Arbash has vowed to convene a joint conference of Islamic scholars on the conflict in Afghanistan...

Reconciliation Council Wraps Up Assessment of Peace Proposals

Reconciliation Council Wraps Up  Assessment of Peace Proposals

April 10,2021

KABUL - A 15-member committee under the High Council for National Reconciliation responsible for consolidating the dozens of peace plan proposals provided by Afghan leaders wrapped ...

2 Power Projects Worth $4.4m Inaugurated in Nangarhar

2 Power Projects Worth $4.4m Inaugurated in  Nangarhar

April 07,2021

JALALABAD - Two water and solar power projects generating 340 kilowatts of electricity have been completed and put into service by South Korea at a cost of $4.4 million ...

India Should be Engaged in Afghanistan Peace Efforts: Russia

India Should be Engaged in Afghanistan Peace Efforts: Russia

April 07,2021

India is an important player in the settlement in Afghanistan and undoubtedly should be engaged in international efforts supporting the Afghan national reconciliation, Russian ...

EU Helps Afghanistan with Debt Relief Amid Ongoing Pandemic

EU Helps Afghanistan with Debt Relief Amid  Ongoing Pandemic

April 07,2021

KABUL - The EU announced Tuesday it will provide Afghanistan with 2.9 million Euros in grant funding to be used towards debt relief in a bid to help the country maintain its commitment ...

4 Years of Peace Could Increase Afghan GDP by 7%: UNDP

4 Years of Peace Could  Increase Afghan GDP  by 7%: UNDP

April 07,2021

KABUL - UNDP Afghanistan on Tuesday launched its latest Afghanistan Country Report titled “Achieving Afghanistan’s Long-term Goals amid Short-term ...

Ghani: Int’l Community Must Guarantee, Ensure Prolonged Peace

Ghani: Int’l Community Must Guarantee, Ensure Prolonged Peace

April 07,2021

KABUL - In a Facebook post, Presidential Palace (Arg) said that President Ghani held a meeting with elders from various provinces in regards to unacceptable violence and bloodshed ...

Karzai Calls on Taliban to Embrace The ‘New Afghanistan’

Karzai Calls on Taliban to Embrace The ‘New Afghanistan’

April 07,2021

KABUL - As the May 1 deadline for the US troop withdrawal nears, and efforts to secure a peace deal are ramped up, former Afghan president Hamid Karzai said the country is asking ...

Pakistan Views Taliban as Friendly Anti-India Element

Pakistan Views Taliban as  Friendly Anti-India Element

April 06,2021

Pakistan’s security establishment, fearful of strategic encirclement by India, apparently continues to view the Afghan Taliban as a relatively friendly and reliably ...

Afghanistan Borrows More Than 17b Afs This Fiscal Year

Afghanistan Borrows  More Than 17b Afs  This Fiscal Year

April 06,2021

KABUL - The Afghan government has borrowed 17.4 billion afghanis from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during the ongoing fiscal year...

62 New Cases of COVID-19, 4 Deaths Reported

62 New Cases of COVID-19,  4 Deaths Reported

April 06,2021

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health on Monday reported 62 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 2,035 samples tested ...

Commercial Farming Limited by Lack of Land, Water

Commercial Farming Limited by Lack of Land, Water

April 06,2021

KABUL - Afghan farmers on Sunday stated that insufficient water and lack of agricultural land is hindering many investors from establishing commercial farms in the country...

MPs Warn of Serious Development Budget Embezzlement

MPs Warn of Serious Development Budget Embezzlement

April 06,2021

KABUL - Members of the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) warned on Monday that millions of dollars earmarked for development projects in Afghanistan could be ...

Taliban Suffer Heavy Casualties as Gov’t Retakes District in Kandahar

Taliban Suffer Heavy Casualties as  Gov’t Retakes District in Kandahar

April 06,2021

KANDAHAR - Ministry of Defense reported of heavy Taliban casualties in Arghandab and Zherai districts of Kandahar province.
MoD in a released statement on Monday said ...

SIGAR: Narcotics Remain a Primary Source of Taliban Income

SIGAR: Narcotics Remain a  Primary Source of Taliban Income

April 06,2021

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday offered help to Afghanistan in their efforts for development, stressing ...

Afghan Leader Proposes Peace Road Map in Three Phases - Document

Afghan Leader Proposes Peace  Road Map in Three Phases - Document

April 05,2021

KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will put forward a three-phase peace roadmap for Afghanistan during a proposed meeting in Turkey, seeking an agreement with the Taliban ...

President Ghani Will Not Bow to Pressure Without Real Peace: Mohib

President Ghani Will Not Bow to Pressure Without Real Peace: Mohib

April 05,2021

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani’s National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib at a press conference on Saturday said that the president will not be influenced by any ...

NDS Chief Warns Taliban Preparing for War Not Peace

NDS Chief Warns Taliban Preparing for War Not Peace

April 05,2021

KABUL - Ahmad Zia Saraj, Chief of the National Directorate of Security, said Saturday that the Taliban has no intention of laying down arms, nor does it want peace ...

Afghan Post Launches Online Service System

Afghan Post Launches Online Service System

April 05,2021

KABUL - The Afghan Post Company on Sunday inaugurated online service system which it said was capable of providing 150 types of services to government offices...

Qatari Envoy Attends Ghani’s Meeting with Ambassadors

Qatari Envoy Attends Ghani’s  Meeting with Ambassadors

April 05,2021

KABUL - A Qatari envoy has attended President Ashraf Ghani’s meeting with Kabul-based ambassadors, a media report said on Sunday.
The Peninsula, a Doha-based newspaper ...

Violence Swells as Effort for Peace Underway in Afghanistan

Violence Swells as Effort for  Peace Underway in Afghanistan

April 05,2021

KABUL - Peace efforts on domestic and international levels and preperations for the upcoming Turkey Conference were underway last week but violence increased three times last week ...

Politicians Gear Up to Start Istanbul Summit on April 16

Politicians Gear Up to Start Istanbul Summit on April 16

April 04,2021

KABUL - Sources have told Ariana News that the Istanbul summit on the Afghan peace process will run for 10 days from April 16.
US President Joe Biden put forward a ...

Political Leaders Set to Start Review on US-Proposed Peace Plan

Political Leaders Set to Start Review on US-Proposed Peace Plan

April 04,2021

KABUL - A 15-member committee of political leaders will be briefed on Saturday on the results of a review of the US-proposed peace plan for Afghanistan by various parties ...

Taliban Have Not Changed, Warns NSA: Hamdullah Mohib

Taliban Have Not Changed,  Warns NSA: Hamdullah Mohib

April 04,2021

KABUL - Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser, Hamdullah Mohib on Saturday said that the Taliban still roams in the past, the group has not changed but and does have the knowledge ...

Biden Admin Lifts Sanctions on ICC’s Top Prosecutor

Biden Admin Lifts Sanctions on  ICC’s Top Prosecutor

April 04,2021

KABUL - The United States has lifted sanctions on the International Criminal Court’s top prosecutor reversing the Trump administration’s decision. ...

Kabul, Tehran to Speed Up Renovation of Border Posts

Kabul, Tehran to Speed Up  Renovation of Border Posts

April 04,2021

KABUL - Afghanistan and Iran have agreed to speed up the renovation of cross-border posts, reports an Iranian media outlet.
Deputy foreign ministers of the two countries ...

Immediate Change in Power Won’t Bring Stability to Afghanistan: EU

Immediate Change in Power Won’t Bring Stability to Afghanistan: EU

April 04,2021

The European Union (EU) has called on President Ashraf Ghani to make concerted efforts to advance the Afghan peace process and to make sure the people and the country’s best interests ...

Why is there no clear perspective for peace in Afghanistan?

Why is there no clear perspective for peace in Afghanistan?

April 04,2021

Although Achieving peace has long been a dream of the Afghan people, the prospect of peace and security is not clear in Afghanistan. After forty years of war and conflicts ...

World Bank Grants $25M to Improve Education in Afghanistan, Especially for Girls

World Bank Grants $25M to Improve Education in  Afghanistan, Especially for Girls

April 03,2021

KABUL - The World Bank has approved an additional $25 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to help increase equitable access to primary ...

Russia, Pakistan to Exchange Views on Afghanistan

Russia, Pakistan to Exchange Views on  Afghanistan

April 03,2021

PESHAWAR - Amid stepped-up diplomatic efforts, Moscow and Islamabad are set to exchange views on the Afghan peace process next week.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ...

Ghani Orders 3 Health Departments to Merge

Ghani Orders  3 Health  Departments to Merge

April 03,2021

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani in a decree ordered three departments of the Afghan Ministry of Health to merge and be placed under the National Medicine & Health Products Regulatory Authority (NMHRA) so they report on their activities ...

305 Afghans Killed in Targeted Attacks, Explosions in Past Month

305 Afghans Killed in Targeted Attacks, Explosions in Past Month

April 03,2021

KABUL - Data collected by TOLOnews shows that at least 305 Afghans were killed and 350 others were wounded in a series of explosions and targeted attacks in the past one month...

Turkish Brigadier General Assumes Command of NATO in Kabul

Turkish Brigadier General  Assumes Command of NATO in Kabul

April 03,2021

KABUL - Turkish Brigadier General Selçuk Yurtsizoğlu has assumed command of the NATO-led Train, Advise, Assist Command-Capital in Kabul, NATO’s spokesperson Oana Lungescu ...