Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Kabul Control Declines, US Bombing up: New Report

Kabul Control Declines,  US Bombing up: New Report

February 03, 2019

KABUL - The US government’s Special Inspector General for Afghanistan released his quarterly report to Congress on Thursday, saying the Afghan government’s control ...

Afghan President Pens Letter to Trump on Troop Costs

Afghan President Pens Letter to Trump on Troop Costs

February 02, 2019

Washington - Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani wrote a letter to President Donald Trump offering to look at how to reduce the costs of keeping US troops in Afghanistan...

Muslimyar Denounces Taliban Reps Remark on Afghan Army Dissolution

Muslimyar Denounces Taliban Reps Remark on Afghan Army Dissolution

February 02, 2019

KABUL - Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar condemned the Taliban’s Political Office Representative Abbas Stanikzai’s remark regarding the dissolution...

Senate Opposes Withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan

Senate Opposes Withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan

February 02, 2019

WASHINGTON - The Senate voted 68-23 in favor of an amendment drafted by Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying it was the sense of the Senate that Islamist groups ...

Final Decision on Buddha Statues Rehab Still Awaited

Final Decision on Buddha Statues Rehab Still Awaited

February 02, 2019

BAMYAN CITY - No substantial work could be done to rehabilitate the Buddha statues in central Bamyan province during the past 18 years.
The two 6th-century standing ...

Ghani Says Kabul Has Roadmap for Peace

Ghani Says Kabul Has Roadmap for Peace

January 31, 2019

President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that the key to peace is in Afghanistan because the Afghan government has a roadmap and a plan for peace. . .

Unity Government Has Yet to Fulfill its Promise of Eradicating Corruption: TA

Unity Government Has Yet to  Fulfill its Promise  of Eradicating  Corruption: TA

January 31, 2019

KABUL - The Transparency International released its Corruption Perception Index 2018 today and put Afghanistan among the top 10 corrupt countries in the world...

2,700 Cases of Violence Against Women Addressed this Year: AGO

2,700 Cases  of Violence Against Women Addressed this Year: AGO

January 31, 2019

KABUL - The Attorney General Office (AGO) says it addressed 2,700 cases of violence against women during the outgoing solar year and individuals punished in these cases ...

Trump Says Afghanistan Talks ‘Proceeding Well’

Trump Says Afghanistan Talks ‘Proceeding Well’

January 31, 2019

WASHINGTON - Negotiations in Afghanistan are going well, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, after U.S. officials earlier this week said there had been...

Pakistan, Russia Agree to Coordinate Efforts for Afghan Peace

Pakistan, Russia Agree to Coordinate Efforts for Afghan Peace

January 31, 2019

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Russia on Tuesday agreed to continue coordinating their positions on efforts for peace in Afghanistan.
The understanding was reached ...

Ex-US Envoy Says Washington Has ‘Delegitimized’ Govt

Ex-US Envoy Says Washington Has ‘Delegitimized’ Govt

January 31, 2019

WASHINGTON - Crocker said in an editorial for the Washington Post, published on Tuesday night, that the framework on peace reached last week between the two groups was . . .

NRC Chief Warns Against Compromise on Hard-Won Progress

NRC Chief Warns Against  Compromise on Hard-Won Progress

January 31, 2019

KABUL - The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), supporting a negotiated settlement to the Afghan conflict, on Wednesday warned against sacrificing hard-won progress in the name ...

15 Club-Wielding Afghan Migrants Detained in Turkey

15 Club-Wielding Afghan  Migrants Detained in Turkey

January 31, 2019

ISTANBUL - Fifteen Unregistered Afghans were detained as they patrolled Istanbul streets to chase Pakistanis whom they called robbers, a news report said on Wednesday...

Ghani Calls on Taliban to Engage in Direct Talks

Ghani Calls on Taliban to Engage in Direct Talks

January 29, 2019

The president said in an address to the nation that government is committed to ending the war...

Afghans Upbeat about Talks, But Warn Against Deal on Gains

Afghans Upbeat about Talks,  But Warn Against Deal on Gains

January 29, 2019

KABUL - Afghans on Sunday said their hopes of peace had been raised following last week’s talks between the US and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, but warned that no ...

SCO Hopes for Swift Beginning of Talks Between Afghan Govt, Taliban

SCO Hopes for Swift Beginning  of Talks Between Afghan Govt, Taliban

January 28, 2019

KABUL - The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has expressed the hope that direct talks between Afghan government and the Taliban would be launched soon, an official ...

US Seriously Pursuing Peace in Afghanistan: Pompeo

US Seriously Pursuing Peace in Afghanistan: Pompeo

January 28, 2019

KABUL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said his county was seriously pursuing peace, preventing Afghanistan from becoming safe haven for international terrorism...

U.S Peace Envoy Visits Kabul to Consult President on Talks With Taliban

U.S Peace Envoy Visits  Kabul to Consult President on Talks With Taliban

January 28, 2019

KABUL - U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul on Sunday to try to secure cooperation from Afghanistan’s president after breakthroughs in peace negotiations ...

Karzai, Nabil Welcome Progress in Taliban-US Talks

Karzai, Nabil  Welcome Progress in  Taliban-US Talks

January 28, 2019

KABUL - Former President Hamid Karzai has welcomed progress in peace talks between the Taliban and the US and urged ceasefire to end the ongoing bloodshed in the war-ravaged country...

Most State Organs Violate Access to Information Law

Most State Organs Violate Access to Information Law

January 28, 2019

KABUL - Journalists in the three eastern provinces of the country are mostly unsatisfied with security organs on the issue of access to information, finds a Pajhwok Afghan News ...

Too Early to Muse about Pullout from Afghanistan : NATO

Too Early to Muse about  Pullout from Afghanistan : NATO

January 27, 2019

The current situation in Afghanistan is still difficult, says the NATO secretary-general, who has New Zealand’s cooperation in the war-torn country...

Dismissal of Mohaqiq ‘Does Not Help Stability, National Unity’: Abdullah

Dismissal of Mohaqiq ‘Does Not Help Stability, National Unity’: Abdullah

January 27, 2019

DAVOS - Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah who is at World Economic Forum in Davos, says the dismissal of his second deputy Mohammad Mohqiq by the president is ...

Afghans Support Ongoing Peace Efforts

Afghans Support Ongoing Peace Efforts

January 27, 2019

KABUL - The People’s Peace Movement, also called the peace convoy, launched a rally in Herat city on Saturday where they were joined by Herat and Farah residents who ...

China Promises Efforts for Kabul-Taliban Talks

China Promises Efforts  for Kabul-Taliban Talks

January 27, 2019

KABUL - High Peace Council (HPC) Secretary Mohammad Omar Daudzai has urged the Chinese government to play its role in the Afghan reconciliation process...

Pakistani Scholarships: Written Test Begins Yesterday

Pakistani Scholarships:  Written Test Begins Yesterday

January 27, 2019

KABUL - The Pakistan embassy in Kabul on Saturday announced the start of a written test for fully-funded Allama Iqbal Scholarship Programme...

Balkh Journalists Threaten to Boycott Govt’s Coverage

Balkh Journalists Threaten  to Boycott Govt’s Coverage

January 27, 2019

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Journalists in northern Baklh province on Saturday threatened to withdraw coverage of government activities if they continued to deny sharing information with ...

Ghani Reveals New Figures on Afghan Forces Deaths

Ghani Reveals New Figures on Afghan Forces Deaths

January 26, 2019

President Ghani says the sacrifices by Afghan forces show “who is doing the fighting”. . .

Mohaqiq will Continue to Stay in Office: Natiqi

Mohaqiq will Continue  to Stay in Office: Natiqi

January 26, 2019

KABUL - The acting chief of Hezb-i-Wahdat Islami said on Friday Mohammad Mohaqiq would continue to work as 2nd deputy chief executive...

Ghani, Interpol Chief Confer on Financial Crime Control

Ghani, Interpol Chief Confer  on Financial Crime Control

January 26, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani hopes Afghanistan can control financial crimes through coordination and cooperation with Interpol...

Afghan Envoy Meets Saudi Hajj Minister in Riyadh

Afghan Envoy Meets  Saudi Hajj Minister in Riyadh

January 26, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan ambassador to Saudi Arabia Syed Jalal Karim has discussed facilities for Afghan pilgrims with the Saudi Hajj and Umra minister...

Over 100 Arrested in Raid on Afghan-Turk Schools in Balkh

Over 100 Arrested in Raid on Afghan-Turk Schools in Balkh

January 26, 2019

MAZAR-E-SHARIF - Balkh police reportedly raided Afghan-Turk schools in Mazar-e-Sharif city on Thursday night, arresting almost 100 teachers, students and employees ...

Pakistan Rejects Passage to Indian’s Cargo Flights to Afghanistan

Pakistan Rejects  Passage to Indian’s Cargo Flights to Afghanistan

January 26, 2019

KABUL - Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority has denied passage SpiceJet cargo flight from India to Afghanistan three times in the last week of December and on January 11, 14, a media ...

‘Fundamental Problem with Pak is their Inaction’: CEO

‘Fundamental Problem with Pak is their Inaction’: CEO

January 26, 2019

DAVOS - Afghan Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday said that peace reconciliation in Afghanistan will be 'the greatest prosperous asset for Pakistan' in terms...

Taliban Appoints New Political Leader to Join U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks

Taliban Appoints New Political Leader to Join U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks

January 26, 2019

KABUL/PESHAWAR - A co-founder of the Taliban was appointed as the leader of its political office in Qatar on Thursday to strengthen its hand in peace talks with the United States ...

Unable to Make Progress, US, Taliban Meet Again

Unable to Make Progress, US, Taliban Meet Again

January 24, 2019

DOHA - US and Taliban representatives are meeting again in Doha yesterday (Wednesday) in an effort to achieve badly-needed progress on key issues including foreign ...