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China against abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan
1 Jan 2019 09:54

China against abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan

A top Chinese diplomat has expressed opposition with an abrupt withdrawal of the U.S. forces from Afghanistan and has called on Washington for a responsible withdrawal from the country.

Bomb goes off near Takhar governor’s house
31 Dec 2018 10:33

Bomb goes off near Takhar governor’s house

An explosives-rigged car exploded outside the governor’s house in northern Takhar province on Monday.

Adela Raz appointed as Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to UN
31 Dec 2018 10:27

Adela Raz appointed as Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to UN

Deputy Foreign Minister Adela Raz has been appointed as Afghanistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations.

ARG Palace welcomes announcement of new date for presidential elections
31 Dec 2018 09:24

ARG Palace welcomes announcement of new date for presidential elections

The ARG Presidential Palace welcomed the announcement of a new date for the 2019 presidential elections.

Danish: Freedom of speech will never be traded away in peace talks
30 Dec 2018 15:38

Danish: Freedom of speech will never be traded away in peace talks

The right to free speech will never be traded away during peace talks with the Taliban, Afghanistan's Second Vice President Sarwar Danish said Sunday.

Taliban dismiss meeting Afghan govt delegation for talks in January
30 Dec 2018 13:00

Taliban dismiss meeting Afghan govt delegation for talks in January

The Taliban have rejected Kabul’s offer of talks next month in Saudi Arabia where the militants, fighting to restore strict Islamic law in Afghanistan, will meet US officials to further peace efforts.

Pakistan’s Qureshi in Qatar for Afghan peace talks
30 Dec 2018 11:57

Pakistan’s Qureshi in Qatar for Afghan peace talks

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived in Qatar on Sunday where he would discuss Afghan reconciliation process and other regional issues.

CE Abdullah asks Taliban to join peace, end decades long misfortunes
29 Dec 2018 14:05

CE Abdullah asks Taliban to join peace, end decades long misfortunes

Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah asked the Taliban to end calamities, the people of Afghanistan had been facing since 1979 and said time for the entire Afghans to help push for peace in the country.

Ghani discusses Afghan peace with Saudi King
29 Dec 2018 13:58

Ghani discusses Afghan peace with Saudi King

President Ghani said he appreciates Saudi Arabia's efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Khalid vows further reforms in defense ministry
29 Dec 2018 13:53

Khalid vows further reforms in defense ministry

Assadullah Khalid says Afghan forces will be on the offensive against militants.

Miller says fight will continue until a political settlement
27 Dec 2018 11:18

Miller says fight will continue until a political settlement

The commander of US forces and the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan Gen. Scott Miller said that the war in the country will continue until a political settlement.

Mastermind of Chinese consulate attack in Karachi killed in Afghanistan
27 Dec 2018 11:14

Mastermind of Chinese consulate attack in Karachi killed in Afghanistan

Pakistani officials and a spokesman for a separatist group say a leader of the militia behind last month's attack on China's consulate in the southern city of Karachi has been killed in Afghanistan.

​Iranian studies room opens in Kabul Rabbani University
27 Dec 2018 11:08

​Iranian studies room opens in Kabul Rabbani University

Iranian studies room was inaugurated in Education University of Rabbani in Kabul yesterday in a ceremony attended by Iran’s cultural attaché and chancellor of the university.

​Commission postpones Afghan presidential election for three months
26 Dec 2018 16:03

​Commission postpones Afghan presidential election for three months

Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission said on Wednesday that it was set to postpone the country's presidential election originally scheduled for April 20 next year for three months.

Afghanistan, India, Iran agree on routes for Chabahar
25 Dec 2018 09:20

Afghanistan, India, Iran agree on routes for Chabahar

A trilateral meeting of officials from India, Afghanistan and Iran on the strategically-important Chabahar port was held on Monday where they agreed on the routes for trade and transit corridors between the three countries.

Khalilzad to visit India on Afghan peace
25 Dec 2018 09:16

Khalilzad to visit India on Afghan peace

The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad will visit India in early January over the Afghan peace talks.

Kabul attack death toll rises to 43
25 Dec 2018 09:09

Kabul attack death toll rises to 43

At least 43 people were killed, and 10 others were wounded after a group of attackers stormed a government building in Kabul on Monday, spokesman for Ministry of Public Health, Wahid Majrooh confirmed.

​3 questions: What will US troop cuts in Afghanistan mean?
24 Dec 2018 12:52

​3 questions: What will US troop cuts in Afghanistan mean?

Drawdown adds to complexity of difficult situation and to woes of civilians caught in conflict for 40 years.

Presidential advisor justifies ministerial appointments
24 Dec 2018 12:43

Presidential advisor justifies ministerial appointments

​Chief Advisor to President Ashraf Ghani Dr. Fazal Mahmood Fazli says the ongoing situation necessitated significant changes in Afghanistan’s security sector.

Senators demand a planned troop drawdown
24 Dec 2018 12:31

Senators demand a planned troop drawdown

Members of senate ask the US government to pull its troops out of Afghanistan based on a “regular plan”.

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