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​Taliban not to attend Afghanistan peace talks in Jeddah
5 Jan 2019 15:07

​Taliban not to attend Afghanistan peace talks in Jeddah

A spokesperson for the Taliban says the group has not agreed to attend Afghanistan peace negotiations in Saudi Arabia, and, hence, will not hold talks with US representatives in Jeddah.

US pullout rumours to affect talks with Taliban
5 Jan 2019 11:10

US pullout rumours to affect talks with Taliban

US President Donald Trump’s reported orders to the Pentagon to initiate withdrawing half of America’s troops from Afghanistan are largely exaggerated, says UK-based weekly magazine.

NSA Mohib met with his Indian counterpart and other security officials
5 Jan 2019 11:06

NSA Mohib met with his Indian counterpart and other security officials

The Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib met with his Indian counterpart and other security officials during his visit to the country.

Seven border police force members killed in Kandahar clash
5 Jan 2019 10:21

Seven border police force members killed in Kandahar clash

At least seven border police force members were killed in a clash with Taliban militants in Spin Boldak district in Kandahar province, the provincial media office said in a statement on Saturday.

Trump wants India, Russia, and Pakistan to fight Afghan Taliban
3 Jan 2019 11:27

Trump wants India, Russia, and Pakistan to fight Afghan Taliban

The U.S. President Donald Trump has said that the regional countries, including India, Russia, and Pakistan should fight against the Taliban militants in Afghanistan.

Trump on Afghanistan: The soviets were right to invade
3 Jan 2019 11:23

Trump on Afghanistan: The soviets were right to invade

In a rambling history lesson on Wednesday President Donald Trump applauded the Soviet Union’s ten-year invasion of Afghanistan.

US president laughs at Indian-funded library in Afghanistan
3 Jan 2019 11:15

US president laughs at Indian-funded library in Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday laughed at Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use.

Afghan president appoints two new security ministers: too Little, too Late?
2 Jan 2019 11:20

Afghan president appoints two new security ministers: too Little, too Late?

By appointing Amrullah Saleh and Asadullah Khalid as acting interior and acting defense minister, the government brings onboard two of the most notoriously experienced anti-Taliban figures.

Five army soldiers killed in Kandahar attack
2 Jan 2019 10:02

Five army soldiers killed in Kandahar attack

Security sources said five army forces were killed in a militants attack on a military base in Kandahar.

Peace process should be led by Afghans
1 Jan 2019 10:16

Peace process should be led by Afghans

Chinese ambassador to Kabul Liu Jinsong called on Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh yesterday. In the meeting, Chinese ambassador to Kabul by supporting Afghanistan peace process said his country has made lots of efforts to provide regional cooperation for supporting the process.

​MoI starts removal of ineffective police check posts from Kabul city
1 Jan 2019 09:58

​MoI starts removal of ineffective police check posts from Kabul city

The Ministry of Interior will remove ineffective check posts from Kabul city and will increase patrols and will increase search operations and surprise raids in a bid to improve the security situation of the capital.

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.

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