Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Ghani Calls on Afghan Youths to Help Solve Country’s Problems

Ghani Calls on Afghan Youths to Help Solve Country’s Problems

March 29,2021

KABUL - While efforts are underway by the US to accelerate the peace process, and concerns grow about the Taliban’s looming Spring Offensive, President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday ...

Paris Unveils Plaque in Honor of Ahmad Shah Massoud

Paris Unveils Plaque in Honor of  Ahmad Shah Massoud

March 29,2021

PARIS - The mayor of Paris city on Saturday officially honored the memory of Afghanistan’s National Hero Ahmad Shah Massoud with a plaque in the city...

Women Launch Tree Plantation Drive in Kabul

Women Launch Tree  Plantation Drive in Kabul

March 29,2021

KABUL - A number of women have launched a tree plantation campaign in Kabul as part of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL)’s initiative...

Afghan Part of CASA-1000 Project 30% Completed

Afghan Part of CASA-1000 Project 30% Completed

March 29,2021

KABUL - In the last solar year, only 30% of the construction on the CASA -1000  power transmission project was completed, falling short of a more optimistic pledge that the project would...

Taliban Have Failed to Keep Promises: Abdullah

Taliban Have Failed to Keep Promises: Abdullah

March 29,2021

KABUL - The High Council for National Reconciliation chairman is optimistic about next month’s conference on Afghanistan in Turkey...

Pakistani Proxy War Supporters Should Face Tough Sanctions: Ex-Canadian Envoy

Pakistani Proxy War Supporters Should Face Tough Sanctions:  Ex-Canadian Envoy

March 29,2021

Those in Pakistan who are still supporting proxy war in Afghanistan should face tough sanctions, Canada’s former Ambassador to Afghanistan, Chris Alexander has said...

Tajikistan to Host 9th Heart of Asia Summit

Tajikistan to Host 9th Heart of Asia Summit

March 29,2021

DUSHANBE - Tajikistan will host the ninth round of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process (HoA-IP) summit in the country’s capital Dushanbe on Monday...

Torkham: Police Officer Fired for Beating Woman

Torkham: Police Officer Fired for  Beating Woman

March 29,2021

KABUL - A police officer who flogged a woman at the Torkham crossing of eastern Nangarhar province has been permanently sacked, The Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced on Sunday...

U.S. Spy Agencies Warn Biden of Possible Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

U.S. Spy Agencies Warn  Biden of Possible Taliban  Takeover of Afghanistan

March 28,2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence agencies have told the Biden administration that the Taliban could overrun most of Afghanistan within two to three years if U.S. troops leave before a ...

Mohib Warns of Civil War If Peace Process Fails

Mohib Warns of Civil War  If Peace Process Fails

March 28,2021

KABUL - Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser (NSA), said on Saturday that if a peace deal has not been reached by the time US and NATO troops withdraw ...

Russia Declares ‘Significant Progress’ in Afghan Reconciliation

Russia  Declares ‘Significant Progress’ in Afghan  Reconciliation

March 28,2021

KABUL - Thanks to international efforts, significant progress has been made in resolving the Afghan conflict in recent years, Russia's presidential envoy to Afghanistan said...

Taliban Threatens to Target Foreign Troops If Deadline Not Met

Taliban Threatens to  Target Foreign Troops  If Deadline Not Met

March 28,2021

The Taliban has threatened to resume hostilities against foreign troops in Afghanistan if they did not meet the May 1 deadline to withdraw...

U.S. Afghanistan Envoy Heads to Turkey and Region to Push Talks to End Conflict

U.S. Afghanistan Envoy Heads to Turkey and Region to Push Talks to End Conflict

March 28,2021

WASHINGTON - The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has departed for Turkey and the region, the U.S. State Department said on Saturday, in a push to encourage Afghan parties ...

Ghani Appoints New Faces at MoF, MoD, AGO

Ghani Appoints New Faces at MoF, MoD, AGO

March 28,2021

KABUL - New individuals have been appointed in the ministries of finance, defense and the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) under various presidential decrees...

Afghans Seek Better Use of Current Opportunity for Peace

Afghans Seek Better Use of Current  Opportunity for Peace

March 28,2021

KABUL - People in various parts of the country called the warring parties on Friday to seize the momentum for peace and avert what they described it the deadly conflict in the country...

Afghan Govt Prepares Peace Road Map for Turkey Summit: Ghani Adviser

Afghan Govt Prepares Peace Road Map for Turkey Summit: Ghani Adviser

March 27,2021

KABUL - Waheed Omar, senior presidential advisor, on Thursday dispelled rumors that President Ashraf Ghani will present only an early election plan at the scheduled Istanbul Summit ...

Biden Says ‘May 1 Deadline’ Is Hard in Terms of Tactical Reasons

Biden Says  ‘May 1 Deadline’ Is Hard in Terms of Tactical Reasons

March 27,2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday at the first formal White House news conference of his presidency said that it would be “hard” to withdraw the last ...

Despite Ongoing Challenges Herat’s Pashdan Dam Is Close to Completion

Despite Ongoing Challenges Herat’s Pashdan Dam Is Close to Completion

March 27,2021

KABUL - The Afghanistan National Water Affairs Regulation Authority (NWARA) said Friday at least 85 percent of construction work on the Pashdan Dam has so far been completed. ...

Abdullah Calls for Dialogue and Decisions, Not Speeches, at Istanbul Summit

Abdullah Calls for  Dialogue and Decisions, Not Speeches, at  Istanbul Summit

March 27,2021

KABUL - Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR), said this week he hopes “tangible progress” will be made towards a ...

US Cannot Count on The Taliban to Stand Against Global Terrorism: Lisa Curtis

US Cannot Count on  The Taliban to Stand Against Global Terrorism: Lisa Curtis

March 27,2021

Lisa Curtis Senior Fellow and Director, Indo-Pacific Security Program, CNAS at a virtual meeting with Foreign Policy Magazine stressed that the Taliban could ...

Afghan Forces Need US Assistance to Combat Taliban: Special Ops General

Afghan Forces Need US Assistance to  Combat Taliban: Special Ops General

March 27,2021

General Richard Clarke, chief of US Special Operations Command, said on Thursday that the Afghan security forces need US assistance to successfully counter the Taliban and other threats Afghanistan ...

New Bus Service for Kabul City Launched

New Bus Service for  Kabul City Launched

March 27,2021

KABUL - Kabul’s public bus service took to the road officially on Thursday when the new bus service was inaugurated by the mayor Daoud Sultanzoy. ...

Mcmaster Warns an ‘End to The War Could be Catastropic’

Mcmaster Warns an ‘End to The War Could be Catastropic’

March 27,2021

Former US National Security Advisor HR McMaster said on Wednesday night he is very concerned about the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and felt it could result ...

Istanbul Meet to Pave Ground for Afghan Truce: Ramin

Istanbul Meet to Pave Ground for  Afghan Truce: Ramin

March 27,2021

KABUL - Afghanistan’s ambassador to Turkey Amin Mohammad Ramin has expressed the hope that the Istanbul conference would help speed up the Afghan peace process and pave the ground ...

Russia Urges US Afghan Exit Under Doha Pact

Russia Urges US Afghan Exit  Under Doha Pact

March 27,2021

KABUL - Russia’s special envoy to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, on Thursday called on the United States to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan by May 1 under the Doha accord...

Afghanistan No Longer Relinquish Free Water: Ghani

Afghanistan No Longer  Relinquish Free Water: Ghani

March 25,2021

ZARANJ - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wedneday during the ineugation of Kamal Khan Dam in southwestern Nimroz province stressed on implementation of Helmand Water Accord ...

Taliban Slam Afghan President’s Proposal for New Election

Taliban Slam Afghan President’s Proposal for New Election

March 25,2021

Kabul - The Taliban on Wednesday rejected a proposal by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to hold elections later this year, after months of peace talks between the two warring sides have ...

Progress in Peace Talks Remains Slow, UNSC Told

Progress in Peace Talks  Remains Slow, UNSC Told

March 25,2021

KABUL - Six months into intra-Afghan peace negotiations, progress remains slow, the UN secretary-general’s special envoy for Afghanistan says...

NATO FMs Make No Final Decision on Troops Pull Out

NATO FMs Make No Final Decision on Troops Pull Out

March 25,2021

KABUL - NATO foreign minister made no final decisions on force posture in Afghanistan, but are determined to take all necessary measures to keep our troops safe, according ...

Majority Women Want GST Service in Cities: Survey

Majority Women Want GST Service in Cities: Survey

March 25,2021

KABUL - Ninety-Seven percent of women in major economic hubs of Afghanistan have signaled that they would prefer a Gender-Segregated Transport (GST) service if made available...

Rassouli Finds Way to Wolesi Jirga after Fatima’s Death

Rassouli Finds Way to Wolesi Jirga after Fatima’s Death

March 25,2021

KABUL - A leading Wolesi Jirga candidate from northern Kunduz province, Basira Rassouli, has found her way to the lower house after the death of Fatima Aziz..

Pakistan’s Exports to Afghanistan Down by 13.6 Pc

Pakistan’s Exports to Afghanistan Down by 13.6 Pc

March 25,2021

PESHAWAR - Pakistan’s exports to regional countries, including Afghanistan, fell by 22 percent in the first eight months of the current fiscal year due to the Covid-19 pandemic...

Male-Dominated Peace Talks Highlighted at UN Security Council

Male-Dominated Peace Talks  Highlighted at UN Security Council

March 25,2021

Shaharzad Akbar, Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, briefed the UN Security Council on Tuesday and warned that rushing the peace process could tip ...

Atmar Wants India to Play Bigger Role in Afghanistan

Atmar Wants India to Play Bigger Role in Afghanistan

March 25,2021

KABUL - With a legitimate interest in peace and stability in the region, India should play a much larger role in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar says...

No Re-Election Plan Shared with US: Menapal

No Re-Election Plan Shared with US: Menapal

March 25,2021

KABUL - The Presidential Palace on Tuesday said no strategy of re-election within six months had been shared with anyone, refuting media reports in this regard...