Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, May 27th, 2019

Atmar Offers President Ghani to Head a Caretaker Govt

Atmar Offers President Ghani to Head a Caretaker Govt

May 21,2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani’s former National Security Advisor and a leading presidential candidate Mohammad Hanif Atmar at a gathering on Monday called ...

UN Stresses on Persistent Anti-Corruption Efforts in Afghanistan

UN Stresses on  Persistent Anti-Corruption Efforts in Afghanistan

May 21,2019

KABUL - Continued focus and effort are essential for building on the progress made in implementing Afghanistan’s anti-corruption strategy, finds a new United ...

People Want Peace with Dignity: AIHRC

People Want Peace  with Dignity: AIHRC

May 21,2019

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in northern Balkh province says the people want honourable and durable peace in the country...

IEC Rejects UN Proposal for Upcoming Elections

IEC Rejects UN Proposal for Upcoming Elections

May 21,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan’s IEC on Monday rejected the UN proposal of delaying the provincial councils and Ghazni parliamentary ...

Afghan Working Women Still Face Perils at Home and Office

Afghan Working Women Still Face Perils at Home and Office

May 21,2019

KABUL - Minutes before Mena Mangal, a prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser, was shot dead by two men in Kabul, she had slammed the door of her ...

3 Attackers Shot Dead by Kandahar Police

3 Attackers Shot Dead by Kandahar Police

May 21,2019

KANDAHAR CITY - Police in southern Kandahar province have killed three attackers after a clash...

Yamamoto Calls for Separate Holding of Upcoming Elections

Yamamoto Calls for Separate Holding of Upcoming Elections

May 20,2019

Yamamoto has said that holding all the elections concurrently would mean “committing suicide”...

Munera Yousufzada Becomes the First Afghan Woman to be Appointed as Deputy Defense Minister

Munera Yousufzada  Becomes the First Afghan  Woman to be Appointed as Deputy Defense Minister

May 20,2019

KABUL - Munera Yousufuza, who was until recently serving as director of programs coordination on cultural, political and social affairs in the Office of the Chief of Staff ...

Taliban, German Envoys Meet in Qatar Amid Peace Push

Taliban, German Envoys  Meet in Qatar Amid Peace Push

May 20,2019

DOHA - The Taliban has met in Qatar with Germany's special representative for Afghanistan amid international efforts to end the nearly 18-year war...

Committee Formed to Solve Tension Over Parliament Speaker

Committee Formed to Solve  Tension Over Parliament Speaker

May 20,2019

KABUL - A committee of 15 lawmakers was formed on Sunday to solve the tension over the election of Mir Rahman Rahmani as Speaker of the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of the Parliament...

Afghan Treasures Displayed at China Exhibition

Afghan Treasures Displayed at China Exhibition

May 20,2019

BEIJING - An exhibition of Afghan treasures and relics was held in Beijing on May 17 as part of efforts to expand cultural engagement between China and Asia Pacific...

Taliban, US Military Trade Barbs on Twitter

Taliban, US Military Trade Barbs on Twitter

May 20,2019

KABUL - US forces spokesman Col. Dave Butler, in an interview said the bloodshed of Afghans should be stopped as Americans and Afghans desired peace...

Trump, Imran Want Stability in Afghanistan: Qureshi

Trump, Imran Want Stability in Afghanistan: Qureshi

May 20,2019

ISALAMABAD - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan may meet US President Donald Trump in case of progress in the America-Taliban negotiations...

Afghan Election Workers Must Prepare for September Poll: US

Afghan Election Workers Must Prepare for September Poll: US

May 18,2019

KABUL - Election officials in Afghanistan should do more to ensure delayed presidential polls can take place in September, the US embassy in Kabul said Thursday...

German Envoy Offers to Facilitate Intra-Afghan Dialogue

German Envoy Offers to Facilitate Intra-Afghan Dialogue

May 18,2019

KABUL - Germany’s special envoy for Afghanistan during a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani has said his country would facilitate intra-Afghan dialogue for peace...

Political Parties Oppose IEC’s Decision On Biometric System

Political Parties  Oppose IEC’s Decision  On Biometric System

May 18,2019

Two presidential candidates said the decision has been made without consultations with them...

Joint Statement Regarding the U.S.-Afghanistan Civilian Assistance Review

Joint Statement Regarding the U.S.-Afghanistan Civilian Assistance Review

May 16,2019

KABUL - The Governments of the United States and Afghanistan began a joint review of U.S. Government civilian assistance to Afghanistan in Kabul on ...

33pc of Wolesi Jirga Members are Old Faces

33pc of Wolesi Jirga Members  are Old Faces

May 16,2019

KABUL - In the 239-member Wolesi Jirga, 54 percent of women and 26 percent men have been re-elected, Pajhwok Afghan News has learnt.
Wolesi Jirga elections were held ...

German Envoy Briefs Rabbani on Recent Doha Trip

German Envoy  Briefs Rabbani on  Recent Doha Trip

May 16,2019

KABUL - Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani on Wednesday met German Special Representative for Afghanistan Potzel Markus and discussed matters related to peace process ...

Afghanistan, EU Delegations Hold Second Joint Committee Talks

Afghanistan, EU Delegations Hold Second Joint Committee Talks

May 16,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan and Europe Union delegations under EU-Afghanistan Cooperation Agreement for Partnership and Development hold second joint committee talks in Kabul ...

India, Iran Discuss Afghanistan, Regional Situation

India, Iran Discuss Afghanistan, Regional Situation

May 16,2019

KABUL - The Indo-Iranian strategic cooperation on the Chabahar port was also discussed, with government sources saying “both sides expressed satisfaction”. . .

Putin, Pompeo Talked Afghanistan During a Meeting

Putin, Pompeo Talked  Afghanistan During a Meeting

May 16,2019

KABUL - Russian President Vladimir Putin and US secretary of State Mike Pempeo have discussed range of international issues, including Afghanistan during a meeting, according to a media report on Wednesday. . .

IEC Announces Final Results of Kabul Parliamentary Elections

IEC Announces Final Results of Kabul Parliamentary Elections

May 16,2019

The new list is slightly different compared with the preliminary list released by the IEC in January...

Clashes in Afghan Prison Leave Four Dead, Dozens Injured

Clashes in  Afghan Prison Leave Four Dead, Dozens Injured

May 16,2019

KABUL - Fighting between prisoners and Afghan policemen during a drug search operation in the country’s largest prison left four prisoners dead and several injured ...

Arg Reacts to Candidates Suggestion on ‘Caretaker Govt’

Arg Reacts to Candidates Suggestion on ‘Caretaker Govt’

May 15,2019

President Ghani’s spokesman says the presidential candidates’ suggestion has no legal base...

Women’s Rights Under Microscope in Afghanistan as Female Political Adviser Killed

Women’s Rights Under Microscope in Afghanistan as Female Political Adviser Killed

May 15,2019

KABUL - Gunmen shot dead a former television journalist and adviser to the Afghan parliament in Kabul on Saturday, underlining threats to women and drawing widespread condemnation.Mina Mangal ...

Dabs Loses $3.8m in Revenues Annually Due to Insecurity

Dabs Loses $3.8m in Revenues Annually Due to Insecurity

May 15,2019

KABUL - The Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the country’s power distributor firm, is losing AFs300 million (more than $3.8 million) in revenues ...

Afghan Taliban Chief Negotiator: ‘ US on Verge of Defeat’

Afghan Taliban Chief Negotiator: ‘ US on Verge of Defeat’

May 15,2019

ISLAMABAD - The Taliban’s chief negotiator says in newly released remarks that the United States is on the verge of defeat and will quit Afghanistan soon “either ...

Daudzai Discusses Outcomes of Peace Jirga with German Envoy

Daudzai Discusses Outcomes of Peace Jirga with German Envoy

May 15,2019

KABUL - The High Peace Council (HPC) Secretary General Umar Daudzai has held a meeting with German Ambassador to Afghanistan Potzel Markus and discussed intra-Afghan dialogue ...

Afghanistan, GIBF Sign MoU of Business Cooperation

Afghanistan, GIBF Sign MoU of Business Cooperation

May 15,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan’s Consul General Naseem Sharifi and Commercial Attaché Abdul Nafi Sarwari have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of cooperation ...

Over 40 Convicted on Drug Smuggling Charges

Over 40 Convicted on Drug Smuggling Charges

May 15,2019

KABUL - Primary and appellant courts have sentenced 42 individuals to jail on drug smuggling charges.
The Counter-Narcotic Justice Centre ...

Alice Wells Holds Talks with Afghan Leaders

Alice Wells Holds Talks with Afghan Leaders

May 14,2019

The US official and Afghan leaders discussed the peace process and upcoming elections among other topics...

Indonesia Says Ready Host Afghan Peace Talks

Indonesia Says  Ready Host Afghan Peace Talks

May 14,2019

KABUL - Indonesia is ready to host Afghanistan peace talks, the country ...

Kabul Police Foils Smugglers Bid to Sale an Ancient Sculpture for $250,000

Kabul Police Foils  Smugglers Bid to Sale  an Ancient Sculpture  for $250,000

May 14,2019

KABUL - The Kabul Police forces have foiled smugglers’ bid to sale an ancient sculpture for 250,000 US Dollars, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said...

UNAMA Concerned about Civilian Harm from Increased Violence During Ramadan

UNAMA Concerned about Civilian Harm  from Increased Violence During Ramadan

May 14,2019

KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expresses grave concern about the impact on civilians from the increase in violence around the country during ...