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Amid stepped-up efforts for ending the 18-year conflict, Italian troops may be withdrawn from Afghanistan within a year, says a media report.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

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.

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