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Karzai welcomes progress in U.S.-Taliban peace talks
27 Jan 2019 14:51

Karzai welcomes progress in U.S.-Taliban peace talks

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has welcomed the progress in peace talks between the U.S. officials and the Taliban representatives in Doha, the capital of Qatar, his office said in a statement on Sunday.

​US acknowledges significant progress in talks with Taliban
27 Jan 2019 09:25

​US acknowledges significant progress in talks with Taliban

The United States has made significant progress in its peace talks with the Taliban, a top Trump Administration envoy entrusted with the dialogue has said.

New Taliban Negotiator Seen as Sign That This Time, Afghan Peace Talks Are Serious
26 Jan 2019 14:03

New Taliban Negotiator Seen as Sign That This Time, Afghan Peace Talks Are Serious

Taliban officials and Western diplomats said Thursday that an agreement was imminent. They said that the two sides were finalizing a deal in which the Taliban would renounce ties to international terrorist groups and pledge that Afghanistan would not be used as a launching ground for attacks on the ...

CE Abdullah: ​Dismissal of Mohaqiq ‘Does not Help Stability, National Unity
26 Jan 2019 10:26

CE Abdullah: ​Dismissal of Mohaqiq ‘Does not Help Stability, National Unity

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah who is at World Economic Forum in Davos, says the dismissal of his second deputy Mohammad Mohqiq by the president is a “disrespect” to the political agreement which upon the National Unity Government was formed after rigged 2014 presidential elections.

US-Taliban talks’ details revealed
26 Jan 2019 10:19

US-Taliban talks’ details revealed

Sources familiar with Doha talks said that on the fifth day of the US-Taliban talks in Qatar on Friday, US officials have accepted that their troops will withdraw from Afghanistan.

End game in Afghanistan
24 Jan 2019 09:44

End game in Afghanistan

US president Donald Trump should not see Afghanistan through the prism of Iraq, Libya and Syria, because in the Middle East, the US was either weak or had no political and moral grounds for intervention unlike Afghanistan. The reaction to haphazard withdrawal and not fulfilling its commitment might ...

Abdullah says US has reassured govt on troop pullout
24 Jan 2019 09:22

Abdullah says US has reassured govt on troop pullout

The United States has assured Afghanistan’s government that any US troop pullout would not affect the combat abilities of remaining forces, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said on Wednesday.

India’s Afghanistan Policy: A cause for apprehension
24 Jan 2019 09:14

India’s Afghanistan Policy: A cause for apprehension

In an ideal situation, a cooperative relationship between Pakistan, India and Afghanistan could have tremendously benefitted the entire landmass of South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. Unfortunately, mutual suspicions and mistrust have negatively impacted not only the overall security paradigm ...

Ghani leaves for Switzerland to attend World economic forum
23 Jan 2019 15:55

Ghani leaves for Switzerland to attend World economic forum

President Ashraf Ghani left Kabul for Switzerland on Wednesday morning to participate at Davos world economic forum (WEF), the presidential palace (ARG) said in a statement.

Mastermind of deadly base attack in Wardak province has been killed
23 Jan 2019 15:51

Mastermind of deadly base attack in Wardak province has been killed

The Afghan intelligence claims that the main mastermind of a deadly attack on a security base in central Maidan Wardak province has been killed in an operation.

Unable to make progress, US, Taliban meet again today
23 Jan 2019 15:41

Unable to make progress, US, Taliban meet again today

US and Taliban representatives are meeting again in Doha today (Wednesday) in an effort to achieve badly-needed progress on key issues including foreign forces’ withdrawal from Afghanistan.

American service-member killed in small arms fire
23 Jan 2019 09:12

American service-member killed in small arms fire

A US soldier has been killed in combat in Afghanistan, NATO’s Resolute Support (RS) mission said said on Wednesday.

UAE Press: Put an end to violence in Afghanistan
23 Jan 2019 09:08

UAE Press: Put an end to violence in Afghanistan

A UAE newspaper has said that it is hugely distressing that violence continues unabated in Afghanistan despite a flurry of diplomatic efforts aimed at bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table and ending the 17-year war.

China to pick Afghan Taliban as political force
23 Jan 2019 09:03

China to pick Afghan Taliban as political force

Chinese Ambas­sador in Islamabad Yao Jing has said that his country will “pick Afghan Taliban as a political force” in the backdrop of their participation in the ongoing peace talks with the US and at other forums.

Russian official: US success to provide a peaceful life in Afghanistan is equal to "zero"
22 Jan 2019 14:46

Russian official: US success to provide a peaceful life in Afghanistan is equal to "zero"

Member of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security. Frants Klintsevich, said Tuesday that the success of the United States in providing normal life in Afghanistan is zero.

​Afghan: Should India talk to the Taliban?
22 Jan 2019 10:00

​Afghan: Should India talk to the Taliban?

The Taliban, a violent extremist Islamist organisation bolstered by arms and money from the Pakistani establishment, has all of a sudden acquired a certain legitimacy. The proximate cause is Washington’s desire to finally pull out from Afghanistan where it has fought — and largely lost ...

Taliban hold talks with Khalilzad in Qatar, hours after attack on security base
22 Jan 2019 09:50

Taliban hold talks with Khalilzad in Qatar, hours after attack on security base

The Taliban have held talks with US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar hours after militants from the group killed scores of Afghan security forces in central Maidan Wardak province.

Paiwande Milli Party announces all-out support to Haneef Atmar in July elections
22 Jan 2019 09:42

Paiwande Milli Party announces all-out support to Haneef Atmar in July elections

The Paiwande Milli Party (Hezb-e-Paiwande Milli) led by Alhaj Syed Mansoor Naderi has announced all-out support to Mohammad Haneef Atmar in the upcoming presidential elections.

​Erdogan supports Afghanistan’s fight against terror
22 Jan 2019 09:38

​Erdogan supports Afghanistan’s fight against terror

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced Monday’s suicide car bombing attack on a military base in central Afghanistan, a media report said on Tuesday.

Khalilzad says peace efforts moving in the right direction
21 Jan 2019 14:14

Khalilzad says peace efforts moving in the right direction

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad wrapped up his Islamabad visit on Sunday as he visited the country on a multi-nation trip to find a political solution to the Afghan conflict.

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