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​Taliban to meet Afghan politicians, not Ghani in Moscow
3 Feb 2019 10:43

​Taliban to meet Afghan politicians, not Ghani in Moscow

The Taliban are expected to meet with the Afghan opposition leaders in Moscow in the coming days, a development that could further undermine the government of President Ashraf Ghani, which has found itself excluded from the talks seeking an end to the 17-year war.

Ghani: Afghan forces not to accept transient peace
3 Feb 2019 10:35

Ghani: Afghan forces not to accept transient peace

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces would not accept transient peace.

​Over 700 US soldiers set to return home after seven-month deployment
3 Feb 2019 10:22

​Over 700 US soldiers set to return home after seven-month deployment

Hundreds of US troops are set to return home from a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan, an American TV channel reported.

Could regional diplomacy stabilize Afghanistan?
3 Feb 2019 09:51

Could regional diplomacy stabilize Afghanistan?

Trump’s perception of Iran, China and Russia as foes of the US could complicate regional diplomacy on Afghanistan.

Talks hosted by Russia will not help in peace process, says Afghanistan
2 Feb 2019 12:53

Talks hosted by Russia will not help in peace process, says Afghanistan

Afghanistan has said that peace talks being hosted by Russia next week will not help the peace process and that Moscow should respect an Afghan-led and owned peace process, amid reports that the Taliban have refused to meet with Afghan government representatives at the meet.

US withdrawal from Syria, Afghanistan to bring regional security: Iranian Ambassador
2 Feb 2019 12:06

US withdrawal from Syria, Afghanistan to bring regional security: Iranian Ambassador

Iranian Ambassador to China, Keshavarz Zadeh has said that the withdrawal of the US troops from the Syria and Afghanistan will bring security to the region.

Tehran supports Afghan-led peace process: Iran envoy
2 Feb 2019 10:36

Tehran supports Afghan-led peace process: Iran envoy

Iran envoy to the International Contact Group meeting on Afghanistan expressed support for peace process led by Afghan government.

Afghanistan endangered by US imparting political legitimacy to Taliban
2 Feb 2019 09:17

Afghanistan endangered by US imparting political legitimacy to Taliban

The United States should have also delineated some stringent ‘red-lines’ that the Afghan Taliban would have to adhere to, unconditionally for sustaining a peace dialogue with the United States.

Quick US pullout to fuel bloodshed, warns Daudzai
2 Feb 2019 09:01

Quick US pullout to fuel bloodshed, warns Daudzai

A quick US troop pullout will fuel violence and bloodshed in Afghanistan, High Peace Council head Omar Daudzai fears.

Ghani says he will never sign new gandamak treaty
31 Jan 2019 11:31

Ghani says he will never sign new gandamak treaty

A spokesman to the president’s administration has quoted president Ghani as saying that if someone thinks he can force Ashraf Ghani to sign another Gandamak treaty, he is wrong.

Afghanistan: Presidential election sans reforms to face trust deficit
31 Jan 2019 11:11

Afghanistan: Presidential election sans reforms to face trust deficit

The anomalies in the 2018 election calls for making structural as well as organizational changes in both the commissions. While collections of the anomalies from the 2018 elections being still fresh, marching to presidential election without goal oriented and futuristic reforms, will result in disaster ...

​Afghan banks to run representative offices in Tehran
31 Jan 2019 10:54

​Afghan banks to run representative offices in Tehran

Three Afghan banks have applied for opening representative offices in the southeastern Iranian port of Chabahar, a senior official at Chabahar Free Trade Zone Organization said on Thursday.

​Final parliamentary election results announced for six provinces
31 Jan 2019 09:55

​Final parliamentary election results announced for six provinces

The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) has announced the final parliamentary election results for Farah, Faryab, Nuristan, Khost, and Badakhshan provinces.

Ex-US envoy says washington has ‘delegitimized’ govt
30 Jan 2019 14:08

Ex-US envoy says washington has ‘delegitimized’ govt

Former American ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker has likened the recent US-Taliban talks to those between Washington and Vietnam, in 1973, and said “we were just negotiating the terms of our surrender.”

NATO SG: "We continue to stay with the United States in Afghanistan”
29 Jan 2019 13:38

NATO SG: "We continue to stay with the United States in Afghanistan”

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said the alliance will continue to stay with the United States in Afghanistan.

Italy preparing for withdrawal from Afghanistan
29 Jan 2019 11:18

Italy preparing for withdrawal from Afghanistan

Amid stepped-up efforts for ending the 18-year conflict, Italian troops may be withdrawn from Afghanistan within a year, says a media report.

Russian envoy arrives in Pakistan to ‘discuss Afghan peace’
29 Jan 2019 09:50

Russian envoy arrives in Pakistan to ‘discuss Afghan peace’

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit on Tuesday.

Russia-India-China foreign ministers to meet soon to discuss Afghan situation & fluidity in geo-politics
28 Jan 2019 11:53

Russia-India-China foreign ministers to meet soon to discuss Afghan situation & fluidity in geo-politics

Foreign Ministers of Russia-India-China or RIC are expected to meet in near future in China to take stock of current fluidity in geo-politics including situation in Afghanistan in the backdrop of US decision to withdraw troops and efforts to enter into a deal with Taliban.

Khalilzad shares details of U.S.-Taliban talks in Qatar with president Ghani
28 Jan 2019 10:26

Khalilzad shares details of U.S.-Taliban talks in Qatar with president Ghani

The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad with with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday evening and shared the details of U.S. talks with Taliban political leaders in Qatar.

Pakistan’s FM: US, Taliban talks a major diplomatic victory
27 Jan 2019 14:56

Pakistan’s FM: US, Taliban talks a major diplomatic victory

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday said last week’s talks between the United States and the Taliban was a "major diplomatic victory".

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