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Doha Decision Not Approved by Leaders on Both Sides: Saadati

Tolo News: The High Council for National Reconciliation on Thursday said there is progress in the peace negotiations in Doha, but a recent decision made by the negotiating teams has not been approved by the two sides’ leaders—the Afghan government and th
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Doha Decision Not Approved by Leaders on Both Sides: Saadati

Tolo News: The High Council for National Reconciliation on Thursday said there is progress in the peace negotiations in Doha, but a recent decision made by the negotiating teams has not been approved by the two sides’ leaders—the Afghan government and the Taliban leadership.  “(The negotiating teams’) real intentions are not for a political solutionRead More...

Afghanistan ranked number 1 on Global Terrorism Index

Ariana: According to Global Terrorism Index 2020 Afghanistan remains the country most impacted by terrorism and was subjected to 26 of the world’s 50 worst terrorist attacks last year.  The report stated that while terrorism deaths in the country declined
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Afghanistan ranked number 1 on Global Terrorism Index

Ariana: According to Global Terrorism Index 2020 Afghanistan remains the country most impacted by terrorism and was subjected to 26 of the world’s 50 worst terrorist attacks last year.  The report stated that while terrorism deaths in the country declined in 2019 for the first time in three years, the Taliban remained the world’s deadliestRead More...

Pakistani PM Commends Trump for Role in Afghan Peace Process

Ayaz Gul VOA News November 25, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is commending outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump for initiating the landmark peace process aimed at ending the Afghan conflict, America’s longest war. “It is after
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Pakistani PM Commends Trump for Role in Afghan Peace Process

Ayaz Gul VOA News November 25, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is commending outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump for initiating the landmark peace process aimed at ending the Afghan conflict, America’s longest war. “It is after a long time that there is a prospect of [Afghan] peace. … It was a greatRead More...

سید علا رحمتی منشا حضور تروریست های افغان در هزارستان

کابل پرس: تروریست های قبایلی افغان توانستند بار دیگر به قلب هزارستان، یعنی بامیان باستان نفوذ کنند. تروریسم قبایلی در هزارستان هیچ منشا فکری ب
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سید علا رحمتی منشا حضور تروریست های افغان در هزارستان

کابل پرس: تروریست های قبایلی افغان توانستند بار دیگر به قلب هزارستان، یعنی بامیان باستان نفوذ کنند. تروریسم قبایلی در هزارستان هیچ منشا فکری بین مردم ندارد و مردمی که پیشگامان صلح و مدنیت می باشند، تروریسم و وحشت و دهشتی را که در مناطقی قبایلی افغان ریشه دوانده و دهشت به مناطق دیگر صادر می کنند نمی پذیرند. حمله ی امروز تروریست های افغان به قلب هزارستان، هشدار جدی است که باید بصورت همه جانبه به آن پرداخته شده و درسی باشد که در آینده، امکان نفوذ آنان را به صفر برساند. در این میان دقت در مورد عملکرد سید علا رحمتی که یک مهره استخباراتی می باشد اهمیت خاص دارد. (...) - خبر و گزارش / هایلایت, تروريزم، کوچی طالبان، طالبان، القاعده و داعش, هزاره

Presidential Palace rejects claims of a breakthrough in Doha Talks

Ariana: Presidential Palace spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said at a press conference on Wednesday that no progress has been made in Doha regarding peace talks. According to Sediqqi, the Taliban’s demands contradict the Afghan Constitution. He confirmed to reporte
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Presidential Palace rejects claims of a breakthrough in Doha Talks

Ariana: Presidential Palace spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said at a press conference on Wednesday that no progress has been made in Doha regarding peace talks. According to Sediqqi, the Taliban’s demands contradict the Afghan Constitution. He confirmed to reporters that Masoom Stanikzai, head of the Republic of Afghanistan’s negotiating team had been in Kabul. Click hereRead More...

Twin Bombings Rattle Safest Afghan Province, Kill 14

By Ayaz Gul VOA News November 25, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Officials in Afghanistan say two back-to-back bombs went off Tuesday in central Bamiyan province, killing at least 14 people and injuring 50 others. The deadly violence in the predominantly minority Sh
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Twin Bombings Rattle Safest Afghan Province, Kill 14

By Ayaz Gul VOA News November 25, 2020 ISLAMABAD – Officials in Afghanistan say two back-to-back bombs went off Tuesday in central Bamiyan province, killing at least 14 people and injuring 50 others. The deadly violence in the predominantly minority Shiite Hazara region is the first such attack since the United States and its allies invadedRead More...

Violence against women increasing in Afghanistan: Officials

Ariana: Afghan Ministry of Women’s Affairs said on Wednesday that violence against women in Afghanistan has increased in the past year. Speaking on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the launch of the 16 Day
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Violence against women increasing in Afghanistan: Officials

Ariana: Afghan Ministry of Women’s Affairs said on Wednesday that violence against women in Afghanistan has increased in the past year. Speaking on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the launch of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, the ministry said that 2,582 cases ofRead More...

Taliban kidnap 28 civilians in Maidan Wardak

AT News KABUL: The Taliban militants kidnapped about 28 civilians in Jalriz district of Maidan Wardak province. Provincial Police Spokesman told Afghanistan Times that Taliban rebels had stopped nearly ten passenger vehicles in Behsod district that were en ro
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Taliban kidnap 28 civilians in Maidan Wardak

AT News KABUL: The Taliban militants kidnapped about 28 civilians in Jalriz district of Maidan Wardak province. Provincial Police Spokesman told Afghanistan Times that Taliban rebels had stopped nearly ten passenger vehicles in Behsod district that were en route to Kabul. According to him, the Taliban rebels had transported 28 passengers to an unknown location …

UAE halts new visas to citizens of 13 states, including Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: The United Arab Emirates has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Syria and Pakistan, according to a document issued by a state-owned business park. A source brief
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UAE halts new visas to citizens of 13 states, including Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: The United Arab Emirates has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Syria and Pakistan, according to a document issued by a state-owned business park. A source briefed on the matter told Reuters the visas had temporarily stopped being issued to Afghans, Pakistanis and …

Karzai condemns Kandahar car bombing

AT News KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the car bombing in Kandahar province that injured a number of people. The bombing occurred Wednesday in the Ayno Mina Township in the center of Kandahar city, the provincial capital of the same
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Karzai condemns Kandahar car bombing

AT News KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the car bombing in Kandahar province that injured a number of people. The bombing occurred Wednesday in the Ayno Mina Township in the center of Kandahar city, the provincial capital of the same name. Nearly 20 people were wounded in the blast. Karzai called on the …

Twin blasts kill 14 in Bamyan amid ceasefire efforts

Two explosions rocked central Bamyan city, formally regarded as one of the safest provinces, injuring nearly 50 others AT News KABUL: Double explosions in the heart of Bamyan city, the provincial capital of the same name, claimed 14 lives and injured nearly 5
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Twin blasts kill 14 in Bamyan amid ceasefire efforts

Two explosions rocked central Bamyan city, formally regarded as one of the safest provinces, injuring nearly 50 others AT News KABUL: Double explosions in the heart of Bamyan city, the provincial capital of the same name, claimed 14 lives and injured nearly 50 others, provincial officials confirmed. The blast happened on Tuesday evening, the first …

Editorial: Condition-based aids

Since the collapse of the Taliban regime in 2001, the international community’s financial support has been the bedrock of progress in Afghanistan, with tangible impacts in the lives of millions of war-hit Afghans. Sans multi-donor countries support, includi
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Editorial: Condition-based aids

Since the collapse of the Taliban regime in 2001, the international community’s financial support has been the bedrock of progress in Afghanistan, with tangible impacts in the lives of millions of war-hit Afghans. Sans multi-donor countries support, including the World Bank’s International Development Association, the fragile development at the status quo would have not been …

Karzai meets Abdullah, discusses latest developments on peace

AT News KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai met chairman of reconciliation council Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday, talking about the council’s efforts on peace and the recent developments. Abdullah’s office said that the two sides emphasized on reduction
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Karzai meets Abdullah, discusses latest developments on peace

AT News KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai met chairman of reconciliation council Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday, talking about the council’s efforts on peace and the recent developments. Abdullah’s office said that the two sides emphasized on reduction of violence, urging that all points of peace should be concentrated on this. The meeting welcomed recent developments …

Ghani Warns Of Donor Fatigue Amid Pandemic As Afghanistan Aid Conference Continues

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 24, 2020 Amid concerns that countries are focused inward on the coronavirus outbreak, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has warned that any reduction in foreign aid to Afghanistan will lead to “major setbacks” in publi
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Ghani Warns Of Donor Fatigue Amid Pandemic As Afghanistan Aid Conference Continues

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 24, 2020 Amid concerns that countries are focused inward on the coronavirus outbreak, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has warned that any reduction in foreign aid to Afghanistan will lead to “major setbacks” in public services, economic activity, and living standards. International aid “is important not only for development but alsoRead More...

17 Killed, Over 50 Wounded in Bamiyan Blasts: Sources

Tolo News: At least 17 people were killed and over 50 more were wounded in two explosions in the city of Bamiyan on Tuesday afternoon, sources said. Local officials said the explosions happened in a local market in the city of Bamiyan, the center of Bamiyan p
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17 Killed, Over 50 Wounded in Bamiyan Blasts: Sources

Tolo News: At least 17 people were killed and over 50 more were wounded in two explosions in the city of Bamiyan on Tuesday afternoon, sources said. Local officials said the explosions happened in a local market in the city of Bamiyan, the center of Bamiyan province.  Click here to read more (external link).

Afghanistan, home to the heroin trade, moves into meth

BBC News: Heroin has long been a problem in Kabul but now many are turning to meth, a cheaper but equally dangerous drug. A new report released on Tuesday warns that Afghanistan is becoming a significant global producer of methamphetamine. The country’
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Afghanistan, home to the heroin trade, moves into meth

BBC News: Heroin has long been a problem in Kabul but now many are turning to meth, a cheaper but equally dangerous drug. A new report released on Tuesday warns that Afghanistan is becoming a significant global producer of methamphetamine. The country’s opium poppy fields are already the source of the majority of the world’sRead More...

Germany sees more clarity on U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Germany expects to learn more details on a planned U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in the coming days, German Defence Minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said. “When the Americans specify over the coming days what troops th
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Germany sees more clarity on U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Germany expects to learn more details on a planned U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in the coming days, German Defence Minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said. “When the Americans specify over the coming days what troops they intend to pull out and which locations (in Afghanistan) will be affected, we will see what …

India to build new dam in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: India on Tuesday unveiled new development initiatives for Afghanistan, including a dam to supply water to Kabul and 150 community projects worth $80 million, even as it called for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire in the country. Agains
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India to build new dam in Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: India on Tuesday unveiled new development initiatives for Afghanistan, including a dam to supply water to Kabul and 150 community projects worth $80 million, even as it called for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire in the country. Against the backdrop of mounting global concern over increased attacks by the Taliban even as …

Iran expects responsible exit of foreign troops from Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that Iran has always supported intra-Afghan dialogue, owned and led by Afghans themselves. He made the remarks in an address to the virtual 2020 Afghanistan Conference in Geneva on Tuesday
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Iran expects responsible exit of foreign troops from Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that Iran has always supported intra-Afghan dialogue, owned and led by Afghans themselves. He made the remarks in an address to the virtual 2020 Afghanistan Conference in Geneva on Tuesday. It is a tragedy of epic proportions that twenty years after the conference in Bonn, …

‘My Heart Burns’: Afghan Victims Of Alleged Australian Atrocities Demand Justice

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 23, 2020 Sharifullah Sharafat Abubakar Siddique TARIN KOT, Afghanistan — Mariam weeps at any mention of her late son, Rozi Khan. The Afghan grandmother, who goes by one name only, vividly remembers how Australia
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‘My Heart Burns’: Afghan Victims Of Alleged Australian Atrocities Demand Justice

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 23, 2020 Sharifullah Sharafat Abubakar Siddique TARIN KOT, Afghanistan — Mariam weeps at any mention of her late son, Rozi Khan. The Afghan grandmother, who goes by one name only, vividly remembers how Australian forces killed Khan, 22, in Sarkhum, their village near Tarin Kot, the capital of southern UruzganRead More...

Taliban strongholds in Pakistan give group platform to wage war: NDS

Ariana: Ahmad Zia Saraj, the acting head of the national directorate of security (NDS), said Monday that because the Taliban has active and secure strongholds in Pakistani cities, the group has been able to intensify the conflict in Afghanistan. Saraj said th
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Taliban strongholds in Pakistan give group platform to wage war: NDS

Ariana: Ahmad Zia Saraj, the acting head of the national directorate of security (NDS), said Monday that because the Taliban has active and secure strongholds in Pakistani cities, the group has been able to intensify the conflict in Afghanistan. Saraj said this was enabling the Taliban to continue a proxy war. Saraj stressed that theRead More...

Report: Afghan War Killed or Maimed Over 26,000 Children

By Ayaz Gul VOA News November 23, 2020 ISLAMABAD – An international charity says an average of five children have been killed or wounded every day in war-ravaged Afghanistan over the past 14 years. Save the Children noted in its report Monday the Sout
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Report: Afghan War Killed or Maimed Over 26,000 Children

By Ayaz Gul VOA News November 23, 2020 ISLAMABAD – An international charity says an average of five children have been killed or wounded every day in war-ravaged Afghanistan over the past 14 years. Save the Children noted in its report Monday the South Asian nation is among the 11 most dangerous countries in the worldRead More...

US welcomes ‘positive developments’ in Kabul-Islamabad ties

US point-man for peace Zalmay Khalilzad urges Afghanistan and Pakistan to prevent their territories to be used against each other AT News KABUL: The US welcomed “positive development” between Afghanistan and Pakistan relations, saying that if the developm
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US welcomes ‘positive developments’ in Kabul-Islamabad ties

US point-man for peace Zalmay Khalilzad urges Afghanistan and Pakistan to prevent their territories to be used against each other AT News KABUL: The US welcomed “positive development” between Afghanistan and Pakistan relations, saying that if the development comes into effect, it would be an opportunity to move forward the Afghan peace process. “Pakistan Prime …

China assures support to Afghan govt. in fight against terrorism

AT News KABUL: China condemned rocket attacks in Kabul, in which 10 people were killed and nearly 50 others were wounded. “We condemn the attacks targeting civilians, mourn the victims and extend sympathy to the bereaved families and the injured, said Chine
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China assures support to Afghan govt. in fight against terrorism

AT News KABUL: China condemned rocket attacks in Kabul, in which 10 people were killed and nearly 50 others were wounded. “We condemn the attacks targeting civilians, mourn the victims and extend sympathy to the bereaved families and the injured, said Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Zhao Lijian. “China will continue to firmly support the Afghan …

Countless Stories of Happiness in Xinjiang

By Wang Yu, Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan “Our Xinjiang is a land of wonders. Beautiful scenes extend to the North and South of Mount Tianshan…” Bordering the northeast Afghanistan, the beautiful and richly endowed Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Reg
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Countless Stories of Happiness in Xinjiang

By Wang Yu, Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan “Our Xinjiang is a land of wonders. Beautiful scenes extend to the North and South of Mount Tianshan…” Bordering the northeast Afghanistan, the beautiful and richly endowed Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is home to more than 2.5 million people of all ethnic groups. The modernized Xinjiang International Grand …

Taliban flag hoisted in opposition parties rally at Peshawar

By Shamim Shahid PESHAWAR: The white-colour with words in black flag of TehrikTaliban Afghanistan also called as Emirate Islami Afghanistan was also visible on the eve of opposition’s Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) rally at Peshawar on Sunday. The PDM r
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Taliban flag hoisted in opposition parties rally at Peshawar

By Shamim Shahid PESHAWAR: The white-colour with words in black flag of TehrikTaliban Afghanistan also called as Emirate Islami Afghanistan was also visible on the eve of opposition’s Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) rally at Peshawar on Sunday. The PDM rally was largely attended by workers of different political parties despite government’s refusal of permission and …

Sources Report Breakthrough in Doha Talks

Tolo News: A breakthrough is reported from Doha as the two negotiating teams have agreed to include the US-Taliban deal, UN endorsements for Afghan peace process, commitments of the negotiating teams and will of the Afghan people as the base for upcoming nego
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Sources Report Breakthrough in Doha Talks

Tolo News: A breakthrough is reported from Doha as the two negotiating teams have agreed to include the US-Taliban deal, UN endorsements for Afghan peace process, commitments of the negotiating teams and will of the Afghan people as the base for upcoming negotiations. Sources said Afghan chief negotiator Mohammad Massoom Stanikzai and presidential peace advisorRead More...

Pompeo meets Afghan, Taliban negotiators, hopes ‘successful peace talks’

The need for a ceasefire stressed with weight on the importance of respect for diversity, including preserving human rights during and post peace process. AT News KABUL: The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo held separate meetings with the delegations from A
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Pompeo meets Afghan, Taliban negotiators, hopes ‘successful peace talks’

The need for a ceasefire stressed with weight on the importance of respect for diversity, including preserving human rights during and post peace process. AT News KABUL: The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo held separate meetings with the delegations from Afghanistan and Taliban group in the Qatari capital city of Doha. Pompeo expressed hope …

Six drug vendors detained in Kabul

AT News KABUL: Kabul police have arrested at least six drug vendors in different operations around the city. The suspects were arrested over drug selling during several operations carried out by Counter Narcotics Police (CNP) in Kabul city, the Ministry of In
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Six drug vendors detained in Kabul

AT News KABUL: Kabul police have arrested at least six drug vendors in different operations around the city. The suspects were arrested over drug selling during several operations carried out by Counter Narcotics Police (CNP) in Kabul city, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Sunday. According to the statement, some amount of …

Son of gold trader kidnapped in Kunduz

AT News KABUL: A group of kidnappers abducted the son of a gold traders and head of association for goldsmiths in the northern province of Kunduz, provincial officials confirmed. The abduction took place Sunday morning in front of the Al-Qalam private school
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Son of gold trader kidnapped in Kunduz

AT News KABUL: A group of kidnappers abducted the son of a gold traders and head of association for goldsmiths in the northern province of Kunduz, provincial officials confirmed. The abduction took place Sunday morning in front of the Al-Qalam private school in the Kunduz city, the provincial capital of the same name, said Mohammad …

Two-day Geneva conference to begin today on Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: A two-day conference begins today (Monday) in Geneva hosted by Afghanistan, Finland and the United Nations. The conference in which representatives from Afghanistan’s donor countries and organizations will attend, is to made decisions on the
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Two-day Geneva conference to begin today on Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: A two-day conference begins today (Monday) in Geneva hosted by Afghanistan, Finland and the United Nations. The conference in which representatives from Afghanistan’s donor countries and organizations will attend, is to made decisions on the continuation of international assistances to Afghanistan for the next four years. Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar and Finance …

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