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Afghanistan turns iconic palace into isolation facility
19 Apr 2020 10:42

Afghanistan turns iconic palace into isolation facility

Number of coronavirus patients in landlocked country reaches close to 1,000 with 30 deaths.

India’s 10th Wheat Consignment for Afghanistan Unloaded at Chabahar
19 Apr 2020 09:47

India’s 10th Wheat Consignment for Afghanistan Unloaded at Chabahar

India’s 10th wheat consignment for Afghanistan arrived in Iran’s southeastern Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar on Wednesday, with Afghanistan's Ambassador in Tehran Abdul Ghafoor Liwal in attendance.

SEAL Team 6 operators proving a close-protection detail to Hamid Karzai after his was elected interim president of Afghanistan.
19 Apr 2020 08:52

RESCUING HAMID KARZAI, THE FUTURE PRESIDENT OF AFGHANISTAN

Pipe-hitters are like wild mustangs: they can’t be constantly corralled. They need to get out and run hard all the time. Such was the case with Greg Coker and the boys cooped up in a holding area trying their best to wait out a tactical pause. “Tactical pause,” yeah… just what exactly was that anyway? ...

Afghanistan
19 Apr 2020 07:56

Afghanistan's education system launches platform for online classes

Afghanistan has launched an online education system to help students catch up with their lessons in the time of the novel coronavirus, but this has caused trouble as many school children have no access to the internet.

COVID-19: Afghanistan starts manufacturing masks, kits
14 Apr 2020 17:52

COVID-19: Afghanistan starts manufacturing masks, kits

Health minister hails tighter government measures of nationwide lockdown as effective in controlling spread of coronavirus.

Living Scared: In Kabul’s Shi’ite Enclave, Hazara Fear A Taliban Return
6 Apr 2020 12:13

Living Scared: In Kabul’s Shi’ite Enclave, Hazara Fear A Taliban Return

Militant violence has transformed Dasht-e Barchi, a thriving urban enclave, into a war zone.

US-Taliban Deal Breaks Down
6 Apr 2020 12:06

US-Taliban Deal Breaks Down

These are the bare facts. Following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, it did not take long to establish that responsibility for the onslaught lay with the al-Qaeda movement. The US was convinced that its master-mind, Osama bin Laden, was being ...

An Iranian medic attends to a patient infected with the COVID-19 virus at a hospital in Tehran on March 1, 2020. (Photo by AFP)
5 Apr 2020 14:33

'EU should oppose US sanctions amid virus pandemic'

Iran's Ambassador to Belgium Gholam Hossein Dehqani has warned of the adverse consequences of unilateral and illegal US sanctions on the Islamic Republic's fight against the deadly new coronavirus, urging the European Union to oppose Washington's restrictions.

Palestinian artists work on a sand sculpture depicting the earth with a message reading "Stay Home" along a beach in Gaza City during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, on March 31, 2020. (AFP photo)
5 Apr 2020 14:26

Israel prevents Palestinians from combating COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic death toll grows and the number of those infected creeps past one million confirmed cases, worldwide, the Palestinian health workers of Gaza and the West Bank try desperately to prevent the spread of the virus in the occupied territories. Unfortunately, however, this effort ...

Did Pakistan Win the Afghanistan War?
4 Apr 2020 17:30

Did Pakistan Win the Afghanistan War?

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo scrambled to Afghanistan last week in a bid to rescue the peace deal with the Afghan Taliban. A little over one month since the “historic deal” was signed in Doha, Washington is already feeling the need for a salvaging act.

Pakistan urged to allow cargo containers to cross into Afghanistan
4 Apr 2020 17:22

Pakistan urged to allow cargo containers to cross into Afghanistan

​The Afghan government has requested Pakistan to allow the Afghan transit cargo to cross into Afghanistan under standard fumigation procedure to maintain the supply chain of medicines, foods and other basic goods for the people of Afghanistan.

David Petraeus Fires Back at Report That U.S. Officials Misled About Afghanistan
4 Apr 2020 17:19

David Petraeus Fires Back at Report That U.S. Officials Misled About Afghanistan

ad in neighboring Pakistan. That said, there was undeniable progress on the security front, and I stand by what I told Congress and the national security team during that time.”

Ashraf Ghani
4 Apr 2020 17:12

Afghanistan Needs the World’s Help to Fight COVID-19

Having already lived through decades of war, Afghans are now bracing themselves for another battle against COVID-19. The world cannot stand idly by.

Afghanistan starts gas extraction after 4 decades
4 Apr 2020 17:09

Afghanistan starts gas extraction after 4 decades

Official says 150,000 cubic meters being extracted from new field discovered in northern province.

A health worker in a protective suit sterilizes a money exchange market in Herat province on March 8, 2020. Elaha Sahel— Xinhua/Getty Images
4 Apr 2020 17:00

As Coronavirus Spreads, Washington's $1 Billion Aid Cut Couldn't Have Come At a Worse Time for Afghanistan

In Afghanistan’s western Herat province, Governor Abdul Quayom Rahimi is bracing for the worst. Last week, Rahimi recorded 61 confirmed cases of coronavirus in his region, all in Afghans who had crossed the border from Iran. This week, that number doubled, and a now third of the cases are patients who ...

Afghanistan: prospects of a political settlement with the Taliban
18 Mar 2019 10:01

Afghanistan: prospects of a political settlement with the Taliban

The status of international troops should act as a guarantor for a full implementation of an agreed political settlement. The fall of the South Vietnamese government in 1975 and Afghanistan’s descent into the chaos were largely a result of a lack of guaranteed political settlement. Provisions of inclusive ...

President Ghani Meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince
18 Mar 2019 09:55

President Ghani Meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

President Mohammad Ashraf leading a high-level delegation left Kabul for Abu Dhabi here yesterday.

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18 Mar 2019 09:51

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​At least 22 Afghan force personnel were killed and another 20 wounded after Taliban attacked the checkpoint in the country's northern province of Faryab late Saturday.

Ghani: All violations in elections will be prosecuted in accordance with the law
4 Mar 2019 11:17

Ghani: All violations in elections will be prosecuted in accordance with the law

The new commissioners for the Independent Election Commission and the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission took the oath of office at a ceremony in the Presidential Palace on Monday, a day after they were appointed to the posts by President Ashraf Ghani.

“National Union” issue will be Raised during Loya Jirga
23 Feb 2019 13:25

“National Union” issue will be Raised during Loya Jirga

The issue of “national union” will be raised during consultative Loya Jirga (national assembly) on peace, an unanimous source said.

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