Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Afghan Taliban, U.S. to Sit Down to Peace Talks Today

Afghan Taliban, U.S. to Sit Down to Peace Talks Today

January 09, 2019

KABUL - The Taliban have rejected numerous requests from regional powers to allow Afghan officials to take part in the talks, insisting that the United States is their main adversary ...

U.S. Embassy Delegation Visits Herat to Discuss Peace, Humanitarian Assistance

U.S. Embassy Delegation  Visits Herat to Discuss Peace,  Humanitarian Assistance

January 09, 2019

HERAT - A Diplomatic delegation from the US Embassy led by Counselor for Peace and Reconciliation Alan Misenheimer visited Herat today for meetings with Acting Provincial Governor . . .

Afghan Migrants Returning from Iran Hit Record High in 2018

Afghan Migrants Returning from  Iran Hit Record High in 2018

January 09, 2019

KABUL - The flow of Afghans forced to leave Iran turned into a flood in 2018, with a record nearly 800,000 coming back as renewed US sanctions sent the Iranian ...

Afghanistan Exported 5,400 Tons of Goods Via Air Corridors

Afghanistan Exported 5,400  Tons of Goods Via Air Corridors

January 09, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan has so far exported 5,400 tons of goods worth USD 100 million through the air corridors that it has recently established with various countries...

Iran-Pakistan Alliance Isolates US in Afghanistan

Iran-Pakistan  Alliance Isolates US  in Afghanistan

January 09, 2019

TEHRAN - Iran-Pakistan strategic policy has been able to isolate the US foreign policy in Afghanistan and take hold of the peace talks in Afghanistan, a magazine for Asia-Pacific ...

‘Presidential Poll Delay to Question Govt’s Legitimacy’

‘Presidential Poll Delay to Question Govt’s Legitimacy’

January 09, 2019

KABUL - They say delaying or suspending elections is the authority of a special committee mentioned in the Election Law and the Independent Election Commission ...

Trump, Modi Discuss Trade, Afghanistan: White House

Trump, Modi Discuss Trade, Afghanistan: White House

January 09, 2019

Trump and Modi agreed to strengthen the US-India strategic partnership in 2019.
WASHINGTON - The US President ...

3rd Kabul Process Conference to be Held in February: MoFA

3rd Kabul Process Conference to be Held in February: MoFA

January 08, 2019

KABUL - Ambassador Yamamoto called on Deputy Minister Zaman to discuss the upcoming 3rd meeting of the Kabul Process.
The two sides discussed and exchanged ...

Khamenei Aide Says U.S. Approached Him in Kabul Seeking Talks with Iran

Khamenei Aide Says U.S. Approached Him in Kabul Seeking Talks with Iran

January 08, 2019

DUBAI - A close aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday U.S. officials had approached him during a visit he made last month to Afghanistan ...

AGO Implements Half of MEC Recommendations: Report

AGO Implements Half of  MEC Recommendations: Report

January 08, 2019

KABUL - The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) on Sunday said the Attorney General Office (AGO) had so far implemented half of its ...

US Withdrawal won’t Impact Combat Operations: Mohib

US Withdrawal won’t Impact Combat Operations: Mohib

January 07, 2019

KABUL - Any US troop withdrawal will not impact combat operations against the Taliban and other terror groups in Afghanistan, says the national security advisor (NSA)...

Political Parties’ Observers Demand Reelections in Kabul

Political Parties’ Observers Demand Reelections in Kabul

January 07, 2019

KABUL - Political parties’ election observers on Saturday said they would soon share ‘evidence’ about widespread fraud in the October Wolesi Jirga elections in ...

Pence Promises Orderly Troop Pullout from Afghanistan

Pence Promises Orderly Troop Pullout from Afghanistan

January 07, 2019

KABUL - Amidst confusion regarding its military presence in the war-torn country, the Trump administration has ruled out a Syria-style withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan...

40 killed in Badakhshan Gold mine Collapse: Lawmaker

40 killed in Badakhshan  Gold mine Collapse: Lawmaker

January 07, 2019

FAIZABAD -  At least 29 people were killed and six others wounded on Sunday when a gold mine collapsed in the Kohistanat district of northeastern Badakhshan province...

Heavy Snow Cuts Off 12 Districts in Badakhshan

Heavy Snow Cuts Off  12 Districts in Badakhshan

January 07, 2019

FAIZABAD - Heavy snowing has disconnected a dozen of districts from the provincial capital, Faizabad, of northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said Sunday...

Afghanistan Rice Production Increases by Four Percent

Afghanistan Rice Production  Increases by Four Percent

January 07, 2019

KABUL - Statistics show that paddy fields cover at least 170,000 hectares of land in 17 provinces of Afghanistan. . .

Talks with Taliban on Agenda, Daudzai due in Pakistan on Tuesday

Talks with Taliban on Agenda, Daudzai due in Pakistan on Tuesday

January 07, 2019

KABUL - High Peace Council (HPC) secretary Omar Daudzai will be visiting Pakistan  on Tuesday to seek Islamabad’s cooperation in bringing the Taliban to talks ...

Afghan, Indian NSAS Agree on Deeper Security Cooperation

Afghan, Indian NSAS Agree on Deeper Security Cooperation

January 06, 2019

NEW DELHI - The agreement came at a meeting between Afghan National Security Adviser (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib and his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval met in New Delhi on Friday...

Iran’s Deputy FM Briefs Ghani on Fresh Taliban Talks

Iran’s Deputy FM Briefs Ghani on Fresh Taliban Talks

January 06, 2019

KABUL - Iran’s deputy foreign minister briefed President Ashraf Ghani about recent talks his country held with Taliban’s representatives, the Presidential Palace...

WHO Director-General Visits Afghanistan

WHO  Director-General  Visits Afghanistan

January 06, 2019

KABUL - World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus met with His Excellency Dr Ferozuddin Feroz at the Ministry of Public Health on the. . .

Iran, India to Discuss Operationalisation of Chabahar Port

Iran, India to Discuss  Operationalisation of Chabahar Port

January 06, 2019

KABUL - Indian and Iranian foreign ministers will meet next week for consultations on the current situation in Afghanistan and making the Chabahar port functional, says a media ...

Sources of Trump’s Trumped-up History Lessons May be Probed

Sources of Trump’s Trumped-up  History Lessons May be Probed

January 06, 2019

KABUL - The Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) may look into sources of made-up history lessons that President Donald Trump has received on the Soviet invasion ...

Afghanistan Exports 1,000 Tons of Pine Nuts to China

Afghanistan Exports 1,000  Tons of Pine Nuts to China

January 06, 2019

KABUL - Officials from Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock on Friday said Afghanistan has exported 1,000 tons of pine nuts to China since the launch of ...

Kabul Calls for Clarification on Washington’s Policy

Kabul Calls for Clarification on Washington’s Policy

January 05, 2019

KABUL - The Afghan government on Thursday said it has asked the United States to provide clarification on certain statements, established through diplomatic channels ...

Trump ‘Evaluating’ Afghanistan Pullout : Mike Pence

Trump ‘Evaluating’  Afghanistan Pullout : Mike Pence

January 05, 2019

WASHINGTON - Amid reports on a possible withdrawal of a “significant” number of US forces from Afghanistan, the US Vice President Mike Pence said Trump ...

Atmar Chooses Qanoni, Muhaqqiq as Running Mates

Atmar Chooses Qanoni,  Muhaqqiq as Running Mates

January 05, 2019

KABUL - Intending presidential candidate Hanif Atmar has tipped Younas Qanoni as his first running mate and Mohammad Muhaqqiq as second in the July 20 presidential election...

IEC Unveils Election Results of Baghlan Province, Hindu Constituency

IEC Unveils Election  Results of Baghlan Province, Hindu Constituency

January 05, 2019

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has announced the Wolesi Jirga elections results of northern Baghlan province and Hindu minority...

Revenue up by 20pc, Overshoots Target by 12pc

Revenue up by 20pc,  Overshoots Target by 12pc

January 03, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan’s revenue has soared to 189 billion afghanis in the fiscal year 2018, showing a 20 percent increase over the previous year and exceeding ...

12000 Families of Martyrs to Get Food Coupons in Kabul

12000 Families  of Martyrs to Get Food  Coupons in Kabul

January 03, 2019

KABUL - Based on a presidential decree, 12, 000 families of martyred security forces will receive food coupons over the nine months in Kabul, a statement said on Wednesday...

In Quest of Consensus on Peace, Daudzai to Visit Pakistan

In Quest of Consensus on Peace, Daudzai to Visit Pakistan

January 03, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani’s special envoy and High Peace Council (HPC) Secretariat head said on Wednesday he would visit Pakistan soon for talks on regional ...

Afghanistan Emerges as Deadliest Country for Journalists

Afghanistan Emerges as Deadliest Country for Journalists

January 03, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan emerged as the deadliest country for media workers in 2018, says the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) ...

Nimroz Farmers in Despair as Drought Kills Livestock

Nimroz Farmers in Despair  as Drought Kills Livestock

January 03, 2019

ZARANJ - Farmers in southwestern Nimroz province have been in despair after losing around 500,000 livestock to the worst drought in living memory...

Qatari Traders Arrive in Farah on First Direct Flight

Qatari Traders Arrive  in Farah on First Direct Flight

January 03, 2019

FARCH CITY - A group of Qatari traders has arrived in western Farah province on the first-ever direct flight from their country to inaugurate some development projects...

New Election Date Decided Following Broad Consultations: UNAMA

New Election Date  Decided Following Broad Consultations: UNAMA

January 01, 2019

KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) noted the announcement by Afghan electoral authorities for the presidential election to be held in July 2019 ...

Parliament Approves 399b Afs Budget for Fiscal Year 1398

Parliament Approves 399b Afs Budget for Fiscal Year 1398

January 01, 2019

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the Parliament on Monday approved the national budget for fiscal year 1398 with a total outlay of 399 billion afghanis, including ...