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آنچه تأثیر ندارد، شاخه‌بری، شوریدن و نقد کردن ملاهایی چون مجیب‌الرحمان است و ستودن و توجیه کردن اسلام. آنچه تأثیر خواهد داشت نقد متون اسلام ا
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به جای شاخه‌بُری، ریشه‌زنی باید (در پیوند به قضیۀ ملای هراتی)

آنچه تأثیر ندارد، شاخه‌بری، شوریدن و نقد کردن ملاهایی چون مجیب‌الرحمان است و ستودن و توجیه کردن اسلام. آنچه تأثیر خواهد داشت نقد متون اسلام است و شورش بر تمام بنیادهای اندیشه‌ای این دین. خوراک نوشت و خواند امروزه، ملا مجیب‌الرحمان انصاری، ملا عمر دوم، است که در رسانه‌های گوناگون پیچیده است و هر کسی دربارۀ گفته‌های ملا مجیب‌الرحمان موضع گرفته‌اند و بیشتر بر وی شوریده‌اند و بر وی تاخته‌اند؛ اما تمام آنانی که علیه ملای هراتی به «شاخه‌بُری» دست یازیده‌اند تا «ریشه‌زنی» و این، یعنی به بیراهه رفتن. ملا مجیب‌الرحمان انصاری که قاری قرآن است و ملای پیشنماز است، در (...) - دیدگاه

Taliban Hopes For Afghan Peace Deal By End Of January

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 18, 2020 A spokesman for the Taliban has told a Pakistani newspaper that the militant group is hoping to reach an Afghan peace deal with U.S negotiators by the end of January. The comments by Suhail Shaheen on January 1
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Taliban Hopes For Afghan Peace Deal By End Of January

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 18, 2020 A spokesman for the Taliban has told a Pakistani newspaper that the militant group is hoping to reach an Afghan peace deal with U.S negotiators by the end of January. The comments by Suhail Shaheen on January 18 to the Dawn newspaper come after negotiators from the TalibanRead More...

A runoff likely in presidential election

AT News KABAUL: An electoral analyst predicts the second round of presidential contest, considering the recount of a large number of polls. Abdul Sattar Saadat, former head of independent electoral complaint commission, said Saturday that a great number of vo
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A runoff likely in presidential election

AT News KABAUL: An electoral analyst predicts the second round of presidential contest, considering the recount of a large number of polls. Abdul Sattar Saadat, former head of independent electoral complaint commission, said Saturday that a great number of votes were to go for recount that strengths the possibility of election runoff. He said however …

UN, US, EU, NATO tighten grip on Taliban push to reduce violence

AT News KABUL: There is a rare and overwhelming consensus of the international community over Taliban’s proposal to reduce violence in Afghanistan as part of a bigger deal to reconcile the insurgent group to the Afghan government and end America’s longes
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UN, US, EU, NATO tighten grip on Taliban push to reduce violence

AT News KABUL: There is a rare and overwhelming consensus of the international community over Taliban’s proposal to reduce violence in Afghanistan as part of a bigger deal to reconcile the insurgent group to the Afghan government and end America’s longest war. “Most of the stakeholders have overwhelming consensus on key issues, including a reduction …

Army weapons sold to Taliban in Farah, claims parliament delegation

AT News KABUL: A delegation appointed by the parliament to assess security forces’ condition in the western province of Farah, reports that weapons, equipment and vehicles belonged to army and police are sold to Taliban militants. The delegation said in par
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Army weapons sold to Taliban in Farah, claims parliament delegation

AT News KABUL: A delegation appointed by the parliament to assess security forces’ condition in the western province of Farah, reports that weapons, equipment and vehicles belonged to army and police are sold to Taliban militants. The delegation said in parliament’s Saturday session that provincial administration and security forces were facing problems in Farah. Abdul …

No sustainable peace sans ceasefire: Presidential Palace

AT News KABUL: The government of Afghanistan has once again reiterated its stance of ceasefire in the peace talks and termed it an important constituent to facilitate the intra-Afghan talks for reaching a sustainable peace in the war-hit country. Briefing new
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No sustainable peace sans ceasefire: Presidential Palace

AT News KABUL: The government of Afghanistan has once again reiterated its stance of ceasefire in the peace talks and termed it an important constituent to facilitate the intra-Afghan talks for reaching a sustainable peace in the war-hit country. Briefing newsmen on Saturday, Presidential Spokesman Seddiq Seddiqi said that without a truce no durable peace …

Japan’s passport most powerful around the globe

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Henley Passport Index, which measures the world’s most travel-friendly passports from time to time based on data received from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA), has released its first report of the new deca
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Japan’s passport most powerful around the globe

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Henley Passport Index, which measures the world’s most travel-friendly passports from time to time based on data received from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA), has released its first report of the new decade. According to the report, Japan is now on top of the list. Now, a Japanese passport offers …

Editorial: Flair for trading in Afghans’ blood

Closing one’s eyes to the past few decades and current miseries Afghanistan is going through and recounting the country’s glorious history, one can see how successful the country was in terms of trade and commerce. For thousands of years, Afghanistan didn
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Editorial: Flair for trading in Afghans’ blood

Closing one’s eyes to the past few decades and current miseries Afghanistan is going through and recounting the country’s glorious history, one can see how successful the country was in terms of trade and commerce. For thousands of years, Afghanistan didn’t only serve as the heart of Asia but as a roundabout for the regional …

India, Iran must expedite work on rail links to Afghanistan: Zarif

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday said India and Iran need to work together to expedite rail connectivity to Afghanistan and procurement of equipment for development of Chabahar Port. The minister who was in the ci
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India, Iran must expedite work on rail links to Afghanistan: Zarif

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday said India and Iran need to work together to expedite rail connectivity to Afghanistan and procurement of equipment for development of Chabahar Port. The minister who was in the city said that India has good relations with Iran as well as US and …

Man detained for forcibly marrying a teenage

AT News KABUL: A 40 years old man has been detained on charge of force marriage to a teenage girl in northern Balkh province, local officials said on Friday.   The eight years old teenage girl was forcibly marriage to 40 years old Fazuluddin as part of t
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Man detained for forcibly marrying a teenage

AT News KABUL: A 40 years old man has been detained on charge of force marriage to a teenage girl in northern Balkh province, local officials said on Friday.   The eight years old teenage girl was forcibly marriage to 40 years old Fazuluddin as part of the cultural taboos, said the provincial head of …

China-Afghanistan inaugurates first transit trade

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan and China has inaugurated the Gwadar Seaport which is located in Karachi state of Pakistan and has been considered as the first transit trade between the two countries. The inauguration was welcomed with the arrival of first transi
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China-Afghanistan inaugurates first transit trade

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan and China has inaugurated the Gwadar Seaport which is located in Karachi state of Pakistan and has been considered as the first transit trade between the two countries. The inauguration was welcomed with the arrival of first transit trade ship from China. Based on Pakistan embassy in Kabul, the goods would …

Taliban: Discussions Continue With US on Afghan Peace Deal

Ayaz Gul VOA News January 17, 2020 ISLAMABAD – The Taliban said Friday its latest meetings with representatives of the United States in Qatar have discussed the signing of a peace deal between the two adversaries to end their 18-year-old Afghan war. Th
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Taliban: Discussions Continue With US on Afghan Peace Deal

Ayaz Gul VOA News January 17, 2020 ISLAMABAD – The Taliban said Friday its latest meetings with representatives of the United States in Qatar have discussed the signing of a peace deal between the two adversaries to end their 18-year-old Afghan war. The insurgent group’s assertions come two days after its political envoys in theRead More...

World’s most powerful passports: Japan tops, Afghanistan lowest

Ariana: The Henley Passport Index, which measures the world’s most travel-friendly passports from time to time based on data received from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA), has released its first report of the new decade. According to the
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World’s most powerful passports: Japan tops, Afghanistan lowest

Ariana: The Henley Passport Index, which measures the world’s most travel-friendly passports from time to time based on data received from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA), has released its first report of the new decade. According to the report, Japan is now on top of the list.  Afghanistan ranks the lowest. Its passport stands in numberRead More...

Afghan U19 Cricket Team Defeats South Africa by 7 Wickets

Tolo News: The Afghan national U19 cricket team defeated South Africa by seven wickets in the opening match of the U19 Cricket World Cup on Friday.  Afghanistan’s Imran Mir and Ibrahim Zadran played a key role in the match against the rival South African
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Afghan U19 Cricket Team Defeats South Africa by 7 Wickets

Tolo News: The Afghan national U19 cricket team defeated South Africa by seven wickets in the opening match of the U19 Cricket World Cup on Friday.  Afghanistan’s Imran Mir and Ibrahim Zadran played a key role in the match against the rival South African squad.  The ICC U-19 World Cup is underway at the Diamond OvalRead More...

Every Afghan duty bound to partake in nation-building: Ghani

By Sayed Niyam Alami KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has launched an unprecedented academic discussion around the topics of Afghanistan’s culture, history and national identity aimed at making them public knowledge and essentially turned to a national debate
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Every Afghan duty bound to partake in nation-building: Ghani

By Sayed Niyam Alami KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has launched an unprecedented academic discussion around the topics of Afghanistan’s culture, history and national identity aimed at making them public knowledge and essentially turned to a national debate.   Lecturers, students, researchers and experts from three universities – including the Kabul University, the Polytechnic University and …

Violence reduction key to lessen civilian casualties: US

AT News KABUL: After a watchdog blamed foreign forces for spike in civilian deaths in Afghanistan, the US forces has said the best way to reduce civilian casualties is to reduce violence. A US forces spokesman said, “We are committed to reducing violence i
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Violence reduction key to lessen civilian casualties: US

AT News KABUL: After a watchdog blamed foreign forces for spike in civilian deaths in Afghanistan, the US forces has said the best way to reduce civilian casualties is to reduce violence. A US forces spokesman said, “We are committed to reducing violence in accordance with the will of the Afghan people; these actions must …

Signing peace deal is near

US-Taliban talks resume, rising prospects of an end to violence AT News KABUL: Talks between the United States and the Taliban have been resumed aimed at finding a political settlement to the Afghan conflict and also ending the American’s longest war. Afte
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Signing peace deal is near

US-Taliban talks resume, rising prospects of an end to violence AT News KABUL: Talks between the United States and the Taliban have been resumed aimed at finding a political settlement to the Afghan conflict and also ending the American’s longest war. After a month-long break, the peace talks has resumed in Qatar, where discussions were …

US Distorts Iran’s Role in Afghanistan in Wake of Soleimani Strike

Michael Hughes: There is clear evidence elements tied to Iran’s security apparatus in recent years have played a damaging role inside Afghanistan, especially in the country’s west, including by funding and arming militants – the Taliban among them. H
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US Distorts Iran’s Role in Afghanistan in Wake of Soleimani Strike

Michael Hughes: There is clear evidence elements tied to Iran’s security apparatus in recent years have played a damaging role inside Afghanistan, especially in the country’s west, including by funding and arming militants – the Taliban among them. However, the Trump administration has grossly exaggerated the nature and extent of these operations in a bid to both makeRead More...

Taliban Ready For Reduction in Afghan Violence To Advance Talks With US, Says Pakistan

Ayaz Gul VOA News January 16, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Pakistan announced Thursday the Taliban is ready to reduce violence in Afghanistan, calling it a major breakthrough toward reaching a long-awaited peace deal the insurgent group has been negotiating with th
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Taliban Ready For Reduction in Afghan Violence To Advance Talks With US, Says Pakistan

Ayaz Gul VOA News January 16, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Pakistan announced Thursday the Taliban is ready to reduce violence in Afghanistan, calling it a major breakthrough toward reaching a long-awaited peace deal the insurgent group has been negotiating with the United States. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi revealed in a video message that Islamabad hasRead More...

Five DABS Employees Killed In Zabul Blast

Tolo News: At least five employees of the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s largest power distribution company, were killed in a roadside mine blast in Zabul province on Thursday, officials said. One other was wounded in the blast, accor
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Five DABS Employees Killed In Zabul Blast

Tolo News: At least five employees of the Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s largest power distribution company, were killed in a roadside mine blast in Zabul province on Thursday, officials said. One other was wounded in the blast, according to officials. Click here to read more (external link).

USA’s support of corrupt warlords ‘unintentionally’ strengthened Taliban: SIGAR

Ariana: The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) underlines that the US government has unwantedly reinforced the Taliban by backing up the corrupt warlords in Afghanistan. John Sopko, the US Special Inspector General for Afghan
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USA’s support of corrupt warlords ‘unintentionally’ strengthened Taliban: SIGAR

Ariana: The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) underlines that the US government has unwantedly reinforced the Taliban by backing up the corrupt warlords in Afghanistan. John Sopko, the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, said that to bring security, the US and its allies supported some warlords who were governing some provincesRead More...

Editorial: A ray of hope

There is ray of hope to finally peace be restored following painstaking negotiations, in which the Taliban group has purportedly agreed to temporarily reduce violence in Afghanistan as part of a pending peace deal with the United States to end the longest run
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Editorial: A ray of hope

There is ray of hope to finally peace be restored following painstaking negotiations, in which the Taliban group has purportedly agreed to temporarily reduce violence in Afghanistan as part of a pending peace deal with the United States to end the longest running war. Source privy to the development spoke about agreement in principle on …

Ceasefire Necessary for Talks: Mohib

Tolo News: Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser, on Wednesday at the Raisina Dialogue multilateral conference in New Delhi, said that “Peace for our people means the end of violence – this is why we insist that a ceasefire is necess
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Ceasefire Necessary for Talks: Mohib

Tolo News: Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser, on Wednesday at the Raisina Dialogue multilateral conference in New Delhi, said that “Peace for our people means the end of violence – this is why we insist that a ceasefire is necessary to create a conducive environment for talks.” “First and most importantly, peace in our landRead More...

Iran’s New Quds Force Leader Has A Long History With Afghanistan

By Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 15, 2020 It was in the late 1980s when Ismail Qaani — then a local commander in Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) — first became active in Afghanistan. It was to be t
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Iran’s New Quds Force Leader Has A Long History With Afghanistan

By Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 15, 2020 It was in the late 1980s when Ismail Qaani — then a local commander in Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) — first became active in Afghanistan. It was to be the start of Qaani’s decades-long involvement in Iran’s eastern neighbor, where Tehran hasRead More...

Human Rights Watch blames foreign troops for increasing Afghan civilian casualties

AT News KABUL: The Human Rights Watch says of an increase in civilian casualties in Afghanistan in last year, blaming Afghan and foreign forces for causing the increase. The organization said Wednesday in a report that that the 2019 Afghan civilian casualtie
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Human Rights Watch blames foreign troops for increasing Afghan civilian casualties

AT News KABUL: The Human Rights Watch says of an increase in civilian casualties in Afghanistan in last year, blaming Afghan and foreign forces for causing the increase. The organization said Wednesday in a report that that the 2019 Afghan civilian casualties was unprecedented, adding that 8,000 people were killed and injured from January 1 …

No government body to receive budget without parliament approval

AT News KABUL: The lawmakers warned that no budget would be allocated for government entities until it receives a parliament approval. They are to make decision on the next Afghan year’s national budget on Monday. The members of parliament said on Wednesda
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No government body to receive budget without parliament approval

AT News KABUL: The lawmakers warned that no budget would be allocated for government entities until it receives a parliament approval. They are to make decision on the next Afghan year’s national budget on Monday. The members of parliament said on Wednesday that the government should be responsible for the long time caretaker ministers. They …

House passes Italy loan for railway project

AT News KABUL: The members of parliament on Wednesday approved a 65 million Euro loan from Italy for the Herat-Khwaf railway project. It would be a long-term loan. An agreement on this regard was signed between parliament’s commission of financial affairs o
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House passes Italy loan for railway project

AT News KABUL: The members of parliament on Wednesday approved a 65 million Euro loan from Italy for the Herat-Khwaf railway project. It would be a long-term loan. An agreement on this regard was signed between parliament’s commission of financial affairs on Wednesday. Azim Mohseni, head of the commission, called the long-term loan as “urgent” …

Ceasefire necessary to create conducive environment for talks: NSA Mohib

AT News KABUL: The youngest National Security Advisor, Hamdullah Mohib has said that a ceasefire is necessary to create a conducive environment for peace talks. He said this while speaking at Raisina Dialogue, a multilateral annual conference in New Delhi of
Afghanistan Times

Ceasefire necessary to create conducive environment for talks: NSA Mohib

AT News KABUL: The youngest National Security Advisor, Hamdullah Mohib has said that a ceasefire is necessary to create a conducive environment for peace talks. He said this while speaking at Raisina Dialogue, a multilateral annual conference in New Delhi of India. “Peace for our people means the end of violence, this is why we …

Foreign Policy Vision for the New Government in Afghanistan

By Prateek Joshi and Jalal Shams President Ashraf Ghani’s recent electoral victory has once again put him at the helm of one of the most challenging politico-economic transitions any nation-state faces in the present times. In his first term, foreign Polic
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Foreign Policy Vision for the New Government in Afghanistan

By Prateek Joshi and Jalal Shams President Ashraf Ghani’s recent electoral victory has once again put him at the helm of one of the most challenging politico-economic transitions any nation-state faces in the present times. In his first term, foreign Policy became a key focus area, where Kabul’s efforts were directed at roping in investments …

US Wants Taliban to Cut Iran Ties: Hekmatyar

Tolo News: The US has asked the Taliban to cut its ties with Iran and to agree to the presence of some US forces in Afghanistan after a potential peace agreement between the two sides, said Gulbuddin Hekmatyar,  the reconciled leader of Hizb-e-Islami, on Tu
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US Wants Taliban to Cut Iran Ties: Hekmatyar

Tolo News: The US has asked the Taliban to cut its ties with Iran and to agree to the presence of some US forces in Afghanistan after a potential peace agreement between the two sides, said Gulbuddin Hekmatyar,  the reconciled leader of Hizb-e-Islami, on Tuesday. Hekmatyar said the US brought these two issues as preconditions forRead More...

China-Built Pakistani Port Begins Handling Afghan Transit Trade

Ayaz Gul VOA News January 14, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s newly opened southwestern Gwadar seaport has begun handling transit cargo headed to and from landlocked Afghanistan, marking a significant outcome of Islamabad’s multi-billion-dollar collabor
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China-Built Pakistani Port Begins Handling Afghan Transit Trade

Ayaz Gul VOA News January 14, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s newly opened southwestern Gwadar seaport has begun handling transit cargo headed to and from landlocked Afghanistan, marking a significant outcome of Islamabad’s multi-billion-dollar collaboration with China. Officials said the first ship full of Afghan cargo containers reached Gwadar on Tuesday. The containers will be loadedRead More...

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