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Qureshi Had
24 Dec 2018 12:28

Qureshi Had 'productive meetings' with Afghan leaders

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his delegation met with President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Monday.

Ghani nominates new heads for defense, interior ministries
23 Dec 2018 14:34

Ghani nominates new heads for defense, interior ministries

President Ghani has assigned the State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs to introduce Amrullah Saleh and Assadullah Khalid to the parliament.

​Wolesi Jirga poll results for Nangarhar province unveiled
23 Dec 2018 11:20

​Wolesi Jirga poll results for Nangarhar province unveiled

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday announced initial results of the October 20-21 Wolesi Jirga elections from eastern Nangarhar province, according to a statement from IEC.

Winter in Badakhshan
23 Dec 2018 11:14

Winter in Badakhshan's Wakhan district

The Wakhan Corridor is the panhandle of Badakhshan Province in the far northeast of Afghanistan, a long (220 km) narrow (16-64 km) area wedged between Tajikistan to the north and Pakistan to the south.

​Volcano-triggered tsunami kills at least 62 in Indonesia, injures hundreds
23 Dec 2018 11:00

​Volcano-triggered tsunami kills at least 62 in Indonesia, injures hundreds

According to the disaster mitigation agency, the tsunami was because of an underwater landslide caused by a volcanic eruption.

Fresh Anti-India protests in Kashmir as troops kill 6 Rebels
22 Dec 2018 13:42

Fresh Anti-India protests in Kashmir as troops kill 6 Rebels

A gunbattle between Indian troops and Kashmiri rebels early Saturday left six militants dead and triggered a new round of anti-India protests in the disputed Himalayan region.

US Forces’ Drawdown won’t affect Afghanistan security
22 Dec 2018 11:13

US Forces’ Drawdown won’t affect Afghanistan security

The pullout of US troops training and advising local forces would have no adverse effect on the security situation in Afghanistan, Presidential spokesman Haroon Chakhansuri said on Friday.

Registration process for presidential hopefuls kicks off
22 Dec 2018 11:05

Registration process for presidential hopefuls kicks off

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday formally launched the candidate registration process for next year’s presidential vote.

Mohib assures there will be no deal on Afghans
20 Dec 2018 10:26

Mohib assures there will be no deal on Afghans' sacrifices

Mohib says no other country or individual has the right or the authority to discuss new governance formulas or structures for Afghanistan.

U.S. Afghan peace envoy held
20 Dec 2018 09:42

U.S. Afghan peace envoy held 'Productive' three-day talks in U.A.E.

The U.S. special peace envoy for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, says he had "productive" meetings in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) this week as part of efforts to encourage negotiations between the Taliban and Kabul to end the 17-year war in the South-Asian country.

Pakistan’s Army Chief met with U.S. envoy for Afghan peace
20 Dec 2018 09:29

Pakistan’s Army Chief met with U.S. envoy for Afghan peace

The Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistani Military Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa met with the U.S. Special Advisor for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad.

Qatari Emir, Pakistan’s Army Chief discuss Afghan peace
19 Dec 2018 15:32

Qatari Emir, Pakistan’s Army Chief discuss Afghan peace

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Monday held talks with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa in Qatar where the emir appreciated Pakistan’s role for Afghan stability, Pakistani media reported on Tuesday.

Taliban insists talks with US focused on foreign troop withdrawal
19 Dec 2018 15:26

Taliban insists talks with US focused on foreign troop withdrawal

The Taliban say ongoing bilateral “serious discussions” with the United States are entirely focused on the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan and reports to the contrary are “propaganda.”

Daudzai assures peace will come in the near future
19 Dec 2018 15:19

Daudzai assures peace will come in the near future

Umer Daudzai says the Afghan peace requires consensus in national, international and regional levels.

​Afghanistan deadliest place for journalists
19 Dec 2018 15:16

​Afghanistan deadliest place for journalists

Afghanistan has emerged as the deadliest country for journalists worldwide, says a report from Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

President Ghani met with Italy’s defense minister Elisabetta Trenta
16 Dec 2018 10:08

President Ghani met with Italy’s defense minister Elisabetta Trenta

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the defense minister of Italy Elisabetta Trenta in ARG Presidential Palace to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries and other issues including the equipping of the Afghan armed forces.

Kabul trilateral meeting agrees on joint anti-terror efforts
15 Dec 2018 15:35

Kabul trilateral meeting agrees on joint anti-terror efforts

Foreign ministers of Afghanistan, Pakistan and China met in Kabul on Saturday to continue their efforts on “building political mutual trust and support reconciliation, development cooperation and connectivity, security cooperation and counter-terrorism”.

US hails Pakistan’s role in fostering Afghan peace talks
15 Dec 2018 15:30

US hails Pakistan’s role in fostering Afghan peace talks

The United States on Saturday said it welcomed any actions by the Pakistani government to promote greater cooperation in South Asia, including fostering negotiations between the Taliban, Kabul and other Afghans.

​IEC announces election results for Badakhshan, Logar, Paktika, Faryab, and Balkh
11 Dec 2018 11:02

​IEC announces election results for Badakhshan, Logar, Paktika, Faryab, and Balkh

The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) on Monday announced the initial election results for Badakhshan, Logar, Paktika, Faryab, and Balkh provinces of Afghanistan.

​4 killed as suicide bomber hit security personnel convoy in Kabul
11 Dec 2018 10:58

​4 killed as suicide bomber hit security personnel convoy in Kabul

Four people were killed after a suicide bomber targeted security forces convoy in the Paghman district of Kabul province on Tuesday morning, officials said.

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