Ghani: ​Voter turnout will remain high in presidential election

Ghani: ​Voter turnout will remain high in presidential election

After nearly four million people participated in the parliamentary election that concluded Sunday, President Ashraf Ghani said that it showed that voter turnout will remain high in the upcoming presidential election.

Abdullah reacts to rumors alleging foreign forces involvement in Kandahar incident

Abdullah reacts to rumors alleging foreign forces involvement in Kandahar incident

The Chief Executive of the Unity Government Abdullah Abdullah strongly reacted to the rumors alleging the involvement of the foreign forces in the deadly Kandahar incident that left two top security officials dead.

​Zabul governor survives gun attack

​Zabul governor survives gun attack

The Zabul Governor Rahmatullah Yarmall has survived an armed attack in the Mizani district of the province.

India should keep close eye on Kabul as General Raziq

India should keep close eye on Kabul as General Raziq's death gives ISI crucial role in stabilising Afghanistan

With Raziq dead and no viable successor in sight, the biggest challenge to Kandahar’s defences is finding a replacement if it is to be saved from slipping into the Taliban control as a renewed Taliban offensive on the province seems likely.

253 polling centers open on second day of Afghan Wolesi Jirga election

253 polling centers open on second day of Afghan Wolesi Jirga election

A total of 253 polling centers opened on the second day of parliamentary election on Sunday, the Independent Election Commission said.

Who would want to be an Afghan MP?

Who would want to be an Afghan MP?

The more than 2,500 candidates campaigning for the third parliamentary ballot since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

 
Ghani: ​Voter turnout will remain high in presidential election

Ghani: ​Voter turnout will remain high in presidential election

After nearly four million people participated in the parliamentary election that concluded Sunday, President Ashraf Ghani said that it showed that voter turnout will remain high in the upcoming presidential ...

 
Abdullah reacts to rumors alleging foreign forces involvement in Kandahar incident

Abdullah reacts to rumors alleging foreign forces involvement in Kandahar incident

The Chief Executive of the Unity Government Abdullah Abdullah strongly reacted to the rumors alleging the involvement of the foreign forces in the deadly Kandahar incident that left two top security officials ...

 
​Zabul governor survives gun attack

​Zabul governor survives gun attack

The Zabul Governor Rahmatullah Yarmall has survived an armed attack in the Mizani district of the province.

 
India should keep close eye on Kabul as General Raziq

India should keep close eye on Kabul as General Raziq's death gives ISI crucial role in stabilising Afghanistan

With Raziq dead and no viable successor in sight, the biggest challenge to Kandahar’s defences is finding a replacement if it is to be saved from slipping into the Taliban control as a renewed Taliban ...

 
253 polling centers open on second day of Afghan Wolesi Jirga election

253 polling centers open on second day of Afghan Wolesi Jirga election

A total of 253 polling centers opened on the second day of parliamentary election on Sunday, the Independent Election Commission said.

 
Who would want to be an Afghan MP?

Who would want to be an Afghan MP?

The more than 2,500 candidates campaigning for the third parliamentary ballot since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

 
The MP, Abdul Jabar Qahraman, was killed

The MP, Abdul Jabar Qahraman, was killed

An Afghan lawmaker contesting this week’s parliamentary elections was among four people killed on Wednesday by a bomb planted under his office chair, officials said.

 
​Khalil Karzai steps down as deputy foreign minister

​Khalil Karzai steps down as deputy foreign minister

The deputy foreign minister, Hikmat Khalil Karzai on Wednesday resigned from his position, citing differences with government the only reason of his resignation, an official said.

 
​IFJ asked IEC for ensuring media access to polling stations

​IFJ asked IEC for ensuring media access to polling stations

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Afghan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA) have asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to guarantee media access ...

 
FM meets Russian ambassador to Kabul

FM meets Russian ambassador to Kabul

Salahuddin Rabbani Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met Mr. Alexander Mantetsky Ambassador of Russian Federation in Kabul.

 
UN stresses domestic observers’ role in polls

UN stresses domestic observers’ role in polls

​The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has stressed the role of domestic observers, candidate agents and political party monitors in preventing fraud in the parliamentary election.

 
​Complexities of Afghan peace dynamics

​Complexities of Afghan peace dynamics

Afghanistan is known for its ethnic divide which affects almost all of its affairs. From fight against the Taliban to share in the government, from armed forces to local police, economy to education, ...

 
Samangan’s security chief, several soldiers killed in Taliban attack

Samangan’s security chief, several soldiers killed in Taliban attack

The Security Chief of Samangan province Haji Khawani has been killed along with several police soldiers in an attack by the Taliban militants, the local officials said.

 
An end to the war in Afghanistan

An end to the war in Afghanistan

For the first time in history, Afghanistan's neighbors have joint interests in seeing the country become stable.

 
Opposition raises spectre of fraud even with biometric polls

Opposition raises spectre of fraud even with biometric polls

The government’s opposition parties are pessimistic over the use of biometric system to prevent fraud in the election, amid government and election commission’s efforts in sending the machineries to the ...

 
Afghan Taliban to continue talks with US peace envoy

Afghan Taliban to continue talks with US peace envoy

Taliban leaders will continue to have discussions with the newly appointed US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, potentially accelerating diplomatic engagement between the warring sides.

 
India, China launch joint plan to train Afghan diplomats

India, China launch joint plan to train Afghan diplomats

Putting aside their differences, Beijing and New Delhi have launched a joint programme for training Afghan diplomats.

 
Khalilzad briefs Ghani on his regional visit

Khalilzad briefs Ghani on his regional visit

President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday met with the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad who briefed the president on his visit to regional countries this past ...

 
Taliban confirms talks with US envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation

Taliban confirms talks with US envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation

Taliban on Saturday confirmed that its representatives met with US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad a day before in Qatar capital Doha.

 
US envoy for Afghanistan peace meets with Taliban representatives

US envoy for Afghanistan peace meets with Taliban representatives

The US envoy for Afghanistan met with representatives of the Taliban in Qatar on Friday in latest push for peace process.