Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Kabul, Islamabad Agree to Avoid Blame Fame

Kabul, Islamabad Agree  to Avoid Blame Fame

July 02,2019

KABUL - Kabul and Islamabad have agreed on ending the blame game and avoiding giving hostile statements against each other, a media report said on Monday...

Taliban ‘Won’t Talk with Kabul Administration’ as Government

Taliban ‘Won’t Talk with Kabul Administration’ as Government

July 02,2019

KABUL - A spokesman for the Taliban insurgent group on Monday reiterated that the group will not negotiate with the Afghan government even after an agreement with the U.S. administration...

Two Million Children Cannot Reach Their Full Potential in Afghanistan Due to Undernutrition

Two Million Children Cannot Reach Their Full  Potential in Afghanistan Due to Undernutrition

July 02,2019

Kabul / Brussels - the Global Nutrition Cluster side event on Afghanistan is underway in Brussels, there is a clarion call for consolidated and sustained efforts to tackle ...

Uzbekistan Pledges $45m for Afghan Power Transmission Project

Uzbekistan Pledges  $45m for Afghan Power  Transmission Project

July 02,2019

Uzbek Prime Minister says they are ready to boost trade ties between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. . .

Wolesi Jirga Admin Polls: No Contestant Grabs 50+1 Votes

Wolesi Jirga Admin Polls:  No Contestant Grabs 50+1 Votes

July 02,2019

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Monday again held elections on nine administrative positions, including secretary, first and second deputy speaker, but none ...

Budgetary Units Spend 40 Percent of their Funds: MoF

Budgetary Units Spend  40 Percent of their Funds: MoF

July 02,2019

Officials said that there has been a five percent increase in budget spending so far this year.

Peace Process, Elections Top Priorities in Afghanistan: UN

Peace Process,  Elections Top Priorities  in Afghanistan: UN

July 01,2019

KABUL - United Nations (UN) Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto has said that both peace process, and upcoming presidential elections remained top priorities ...

Afghan Govt Expecting Direct Talks with Taliban in Two Weeks

Afghan Govt Expecting Direct Talks with Taliban in Two Weeks

July 01,2019

KABUL - The Taliban and Afghan government representatives are expected to hold direct talks in less than two weeks in Germany, an Afghan official said on Sunday...

Pakistan to Give Afghans Full Access to Torkham Crossing

Pakistan to Give Afghans Full Access to Torkham Crossing

July 01,2019

KABUL - Pakistan has vowed to extend the access of Afghans to Torkham Crossing from 12 hours to 24 hours, President Ashraf Ghani acknowledged at a meeting with Afghan investors in Pakistan ...

Ghani Slams Taliban Attack that Killed Eight Civilians

Ghani Slams Taliban Attack that Killed Eight Civilians

July 01,2019

Local officials confirmed that at least 27 others were wounded in Taliban’s attack in Maroof district.
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani in a statement ...

MWA Calls for Refugees’ Participation in Upcoming Polls

MWA Calls for Refugees’  Participation in Upcoming Polls

July 01,2019

KABUL - The Migration Watch Afghanistan (MWA) has warned that 3.5 million Afghan refugees could miss participation in the upcoming presidential election, asking the government ...

18 Security Personnel Killed, 17 Injured in Paktia Attack

18 Security Personnel Killed,  17 Injured in Paktia Attack

July 01,2019

GARDEZ - At least 18 security personnel have been killed and 17 others wounded in the Ahmadabad district of southeastern Paktia province, an army official said on Sunday. . .

‘Real Peace Process’ Taking Place in Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

‘Real Peace Process’ Taking Place in Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

June 27,2019

The NATO chief says the international community is closer to a peace deal more than ever. . .

China Offers to Play Guarantor Role to Any Peace Agreement

China Offers to Play Guarantor Role to Any Peace Agreement

June 27,2019

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) on Wednesday met with China's Special Envoy for Afghanistan Deng Xijun in Kabul and discussed matters related to peace and stability ...

China Offers to Play Guarantor Role to Any Peace Agreement

China Offers to Play Guarantor Role to Any Peace Agreement

June 27,2019

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) on Wednesday met with China's Special Envoy for Afghanistan Deng Xijun in Kabul and discussed matters related to peace and stability ...

Group Set Up to Promote Rights of Terror Victims

Group Set Up to Promote Rights of Terror Victims

June 27,2019

KABUL - Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Under-Secretary-General Vladimir Voronkov of the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism, Masood Karimipour of the United Nations Office ...

Ghani to Visit Pakistan in Bid to Step up Peace Effort

Ghani to Visit Pakistan in Bid to Step up Peace Effort

June 27,2019

KABUL - Ghani’s third visit since 2014 comes as efforts have intensified to reach a political settlement with the Taliban and end decades of war in Afghanistan, which has long ...

Afghanistan’s Opium Production Down by 25pc

Afghanistan’s Opium  Production Down by 25pc

June 27,2019

KABUL - Opium production fell last year in Afghanistan due to severe drought, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ...

Taliban’s Islamic Emirate is Not Acceptable: Khalili

Taliban’s Islamic Emirate  is Not Acceptable: Khalili

June 27,2019

KABUL - The Chairman of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council (HPC) Karim Khalili on Wednesday said that the return of the Taliban’s Islamic Emirate is not acceptable for the people of Afghanistan.

Peace Huddles Absent Afghan Govt Unproductive: Senators

Peace Huddles Absent Afghan Govt Unproductive: Senators

June 25,2019

KABUL - Some Meshrano Jirga or Senate members on Sunday said Afghan politicians’ conference in Pakistan was useless absent government representatives, while some ...

Islamabad Vowed Shift in its Afghan Policy: Politicians

Islamabad Vowed Shift in its Afghan Policy: Politicians

June 25,2019

An Afghan politician says the Pakistani leader asked them not to doubt Pakistan’s intention towards Afghanistan.
KABUL - Senior Afghan politicians ...

U.S., Taliban Aim to Firm up Date for Foreign Force Exit from Afghanistan

U.S., Taliban Aim to Firm up Date for Foreign Force Exit from Afghanistan

June 25,2019

KABUL - Upcoming peace talks between the United States and the Taliban will focus on working out a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops from Afghanistan and on ...

Efforts on for International Meeting on Afghan Peace in China

Efforts on for International Meeting on Afghan Peace in China

June 24,2019

KABUL - Efforts are underway for organizing an international meeting about the Afghan peace process in China where representatives of the US, Europe, Russia, India and neighboring ...

Next Round of US- Taliban Talks Will Begin on June 29: Khalilzad

Next Round of US- Taliban Talks Will Begin on June 29: Khalilzad

June 24,2019

Khalilzad says that he believes all sides want "rapid progress" in the peace process.
KABUL - The US Special Representative ...

Failed WJ Candidates Warn to Create Parallel Parliament

Failed WJ Candidates Warn to Create Parallel Parliament

June 24,2019

KABUL - Some unsuccessful Wolesi Jirga candidates on Sunday warned of creating ‘a parallel parliament’ in case the lawmakers failed to resolve the ongoing conflict over ...

Trafficking in Person: Afghanistan Downgraded to Tier 2 Watch List

Trafficking in Person:  Afghanistan Downgraded to Tier 2 Watch List

June 24,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan was downgraded to Tier 2 Watch List for not making significant effort to eliminate trafficking, but is making significant efforts to do so, the US State ...

Noor Suggests Holding a Referendum on Durand Line

Noor Suggests  Holding a Referendum  on Durand Line

June 24,2019

ISLAMABAD - Atta Mohammad Noor, the Chief Executive of Jamiat-e Islami party suggests that a referendum must be held to decide regarding the issue of the Durand line between...

Govt Officials’ Share in Mining Projects Illegal: Nehan

Govt Officials’ Share in Mining Projects Illegal: Nehan

June 24,2019

HEART CITY - The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) on Monday called parliament members and government officials’ shares in mining projects as illegal, saying ...

New Force to Curb Illegal Constructions in Kabul

New Force to Curb Illegal Constructions in Kabul

June 24,2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has formed a new force to deal with land grabbing, illegal buildings and constructions in capital Kabul, an official said on Sunday. ..

Lack of Spending Oversight Hampers Afghan Forces

Lack of Spending Oversight Hampers Afghan Forces

June 23,2019

The SIGAR report says that the US has not adequately involved the Afghans in key decisions and processes.
WASHINGOTN - A US watchdog says lack of ...

Activists Barred from Meeting People in Taliban-Controlled Areas

Activists Barred from Meeting People in  Taliban-Controlled Areas

June 23,2019

KABUL - The peace marchers who met with the Taliban earlier this month held a gathering in the city of Lashkargah in the southern Helmand province on Saturday, where they ...

2,000 Tons of Afghan Watermelon to be Exported to Azerbaijan

2,000 Tons of Afghan  Watermelon to be  Exported to Azerbaijan

June 23,2019

KABUL - The officials of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) reported that dozen tons of Afghan watermelon will be exported to Azerbaijan...

Qureshi Calls for Removal of Af-Pak Trust Deficit

Qureshi Calls for  Removal of Af-Pak  Trust Deficit

June 23,2019

KABUL - Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Saturday his country remains firmly committed to a peaceful, stable, united, democratic and prosperous Afghanistan...

Afghan Peace Conference Commences in Murree

Afghan Peace Conference Commences in Murree

June 23,2019

KABUL - Senior Afghan politicians are in Pakistan to attend a conference on promoting peace and reconciliation ...

US doing well in Afghanistan, claims Trump

US doing well in  Afghanistan, claims Trump

June 22,2019

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has said that members of his administration are not trying to push him into the US conflicts in Afghanistan and the Middle East but ...