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VP Danish: Disrupting elections is treason
18 Sep 2018 15:57

VP Danish: Disrupting elections is treason

After the government's opposition closed election offices in several provinces, Afghanistan's Second Vice President Sarwar Danish on Tuesday described the move as a "futile recourse" against democracy.

​Ahmad Zia Massoud warns of looming crisis amid persistent tensions over elections
18 Sep 2018 15:45

​Ahmad Zia Massoud warns of looming crisis amid persistent tensions over elections

The former senior presidential adviser for reforms and good governance and member of the Grand National Coalition Ahmad Zia Massoud has warned that the persistent tensions over the elections could drag the country towards a major crisis.

Dozens of IS militants arrested in Kabul ahead of Ashura
18 Sep 2018 15:40

Dozens of IS militants arrested in Kabul ahead of Ashura

Afghanistan's intelligence forces have arrested 26 Islamic State militants in Kabul ahead of Ashura celebration.

Abdullah: Review of security pact with U.S. not to help the security situation
17 Sep 2018 15:46

Abdullah: Review of security pact with U.S. not to help the security situation

The Chief Executive of the Government of National Unity Abdullah Abdullah reacted at the recent moves by certain lawmakers and politicians regarding the review of the bilateral security pact with the United States.

Khalilzad in UAE for negotiations with Taliban
17 Sep 2018 15:42

Khalilzad in UAE for negotiations with Taliban

Zalmay Khalilzad, who was recently appointed as a special adviser for Afghanistan peace talks, has arrived in the United Arab Emirates for the next round of US-Taliban negotiations.

Pakistan promises nationality for ّAfghan refugee children
17 Sep 2018 09:38

Pakistan promises nationality for ّAfghan refugee children

Immigrants from Afghanistan and Bangladesh will be granted Pakistani nationality, Prime Minister Imran Khan has promised.

Get out of the Afghan morass
17 Sep 2018 09:29

Get out of the Afghan morass

It is now time for both parties in this cruel war to put and end to what has been like a hemorrhage in the body of the Afghan people.

Ghani, Abdullah hold talks on key national issues with Sayaf
17 Sep 2018 09:21

Ghani, Abdullah hold talks on key national issues with Sayaf

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the Chief Executive of the Unity Government Abdullah Abdullah met with the former Jihadi leader Abdul Rab Rasool Sayaf to hold talks on key national issues.

Candidates trying to buy election observers
17 Sep 2018 09:14

Candidates trying to buy election observers

A number of election observers on Sunday claimed rejecting money offered by candidates in return for working in their interest.

​Afghan war won’t end with military win
16 Sep 2018 11:37

​Afghan war won’t end with military win

The conflict in Afghanistan, which entered its 17th year this month, will not end with a military victory, says the US ambassador to Afghanistan.

Ghani informs of major changes in the security leadership in Kabul
16 Sep 2018 11:33

Ghani informs of major changes in the security leadership in Kabul

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani informed regarding the major changes in the security leadership in capital Kabul after a series of deadly attacks left scores dead in the capital, particularly in western parts of the city.

Ghani meets Pakistani foreign minister Mehmood Qureshi
16 Sep 2018 09:07

Ghani meets Pakistani foreign minister Mehmood Qureshi

President Ashraf Ghani, who met with visiting Pakistani Foreign Minister Mehmood Qureshi, on Saturday stressed complete implementation of the new bilateral ties framework the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS).

Afghanistan war unwinnable!
16 Sep 2018 09:02

Afghanistan war unwinnable!

For 17 years, we wrongly applied counterinsurgency doctrine to a proxy war waged by Pakistan against the United States and Afghanistan. That approach was never a winning strategy as long as Pakistan controlled the supply of our troops in landlocked Afghanistan and regulated the operational tempo through ...

China committed to continue cooperation with Afghanistan
15 Sep 2018 16:10

China committed to continue cooperation with Afghanistan

Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh met Chinese ambassador to Kabul.

Pilots among 5 killed as helicopter crashes in Farah
15 Sep 2018 16:05

Pilots among 5 killed as helicopter crashes in Farah

Five people, including two pilots, were killed as an Afghan National Army (ANA) helicopter crashed in western Farah province, an official said on Saturday.

Pentagon awards contract for Hydra rockets procurement for the Afghan Air Force
15 Sep 2018 15:59

Pentagon awards contract for Hydra rockets procurement for the Afghan Air Force

The United States Department of Defense or Pentagon has awarded a contract for the procurement of Hydra rockets for the Afghan Air Force.

Can Ghani win second term as Afghan president?
15 Sep 2018 15:53

Can Ghani win second term as Afghan president?

Ghani’s policy of youth empowerment has received much national and international support, but his excessive trust in the youth has implications. Politically, it does not help much. The number of Afghan youths runs into the millions, while the state cannot absorb more than a few hundred thousand.

Dr. Abdullah: Pakistan to pressure Taliban into peace talks
13 Sep 2018 14:13

Dr. Abdullah: Pakistan to pressure Taliban into peace talks

Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah hopes the new Pakistani government would pressure the Taliban to enter peace talks with Kabul.

Ghani reacts at aerial firings to mark death anniversary of Massoud in Kabul
13 Sep 2018 14:05

Ghani reacts at aerial firings to mark death anniversary of Massoud in Kabul

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani reacted at the aerial firings in Kabul city to mark the death anniversary of former Mujahideen leader Ahmad Shah Massoud.

New geopolitics of Afghanistan
13 Sep 2018 11:18

New geopolitics of Afghanistan

A recent flurry of activity provides important signs of geopolitical changes in the Afghanistan crisis. Changes in the positions of the key players and in their attitudes to war and peace are the drivers of geopolitical change.

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