Afghanistan



Hekmatyar accuses govt of being party to targeted attacks

Ariana: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of the Hizb-e-Islami Party, has accused the government of being involved in targeted attacks across the country. In an interview with Ariana News, Hekmatyar threatened to expose those involved in the attacks if the gove
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Hekmatyar accuses govt of being party to targeted attacks

Ariana: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of the Hizb-e-Islami Party, has accused the government of being involved in targeted attacks across the country. In an interview with Ariana News, Hekmatyar threatened to expose those involved in the attacks if the government failed to “stop assassinating people”. Click here to read more (external link).

Blinken Reportedly Sets Out Plan To Revitalize Afghan Peace Talks

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 8, 2021 U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has set out a series of steps to reinvigorate the stalled peace process between the Afghan government and the Taliban, according to media reports. Blinken made the suggestion
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Blinken Reportedly Sets Out Plan To Revitalize Afghan Peace Talks

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 8, 2021 U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has set out a series of steps to reinvigorate the stalled peace process between the Afghan government and the Taliban, according to media reports. Blinken made the suggestions in a letter to President Ashraf Ghani seen by Afghanistan’s TOLOnews. The New York Times alsoRead More...

18pc Decline in Female Media Professionals

AT News KABUL: The committee for journalists’ safety, says the number of women journalists and other media workers had declined 18 per cent in the past six months. The media safety body expressed concerns over increased worsening of the situation for journa
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18pc Decline in Female Media Professionals

AT News KABUL: The committee for journalists’ safety, says the number of women journalists and other media workers had declined 18 per cent in the past six months. The media safety body expressed concerns over increased worsening of the situation for journalists in Afghanistan. Journalists and other media workers are part of the targeted killing …

Sarabi Receives French Prize for Women

AT News KABUL: Habiba Sarabi, one of women members of the Afghan peace negotiation team was honored by the Simone Veil, a French prize usually conferred on hardworking women around the world. Sarabi received the prize on Monday from the French Foreign Ministe
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Sarabi Receives French Prize for Women

AT News KABUL: Habiba Sarabi, one of women members of the Afghan peace negotiation team was honored by the Simone Veil, a French prize usually conferred on hardworking women around the world. Sarabi received the prize on Monday from the French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian on the occasion of the International Women’s Day. …

Khalilzad Offers Transitional Govt. Plan to Taliban

AT News KABUL: The United States envoy for Afghan peace, has shared his plan over a transitional government to Taliban while on his visit to Qatar where the militant group maintains a political office since 2013. Mohammad Naeem, Taliban’s political spokesma
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Khalilzad Offers Transitional Govt. Plan to Taliban

AT News KABUL: The United States envoy for Afghan peace, has shared his plan over a transitional government to Taliban while on his visit to Qatar where the militant group maintains a political office since 2013. Mohammad Naeem, Taliban’s political spokesman, said Monday that Khalilzad shared the plan with the insurgents’ leadership during a meeting. …

Afghanistan No ‘Bargaining Chip’ for Iran-US Talks

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says Afghanistan is not a bargaining chip for Iran’s negotiation with any other country. Speaking in a weekly press conference on Monday, Khatibzadeh said Iran views its friends
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Afghanistan No ‘Bargaining Chip’ for Iran-US Talks

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says Afghanistan is not a bargaining chip for Iran’s negotiation with any other country. Speaking in a weekly press conference on Monday, Khatibzadeh said Iran views its friends based on friendship. “We have never had an instrumental view of our friends in the region,” he …

Daesh Deputy Intelligence Chief Killed in Nangarhar

AT News KABUL: Deputy Intelligence Chief of Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh terrorist group, has been killed during a raid conducted by the operatives of National Directorate of Security (NDS) in eastern Nangarhar province. Amir Khan, aka Masoud Kaftr
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Daesh Deputy Intelligence Chief Killed in Nangarhar

AT News KABUL: Deputy Intelligence Chief of Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh terrorist group, has been killed during a raid conducted by the operatives of National Directorate of Security (NDS) in eastern Nangarhar province. Amir Khan, aka Masoud Kaftry was killed in Sandali area in Khogyani district, officials said on Monday. Nangarhar Press …

Editorial: Salute to Afghan Women Bravery

March 8th is the International Women’s Day. The Afghans are celebrating the achievements of so many women who are determined and never bow down to the social taboos to make their country a better place not only for them, but to all Afghans. The global them
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Editorial: Salute to Afghan Women Bravery

March 8th is the International Women’s Day. The Afghans are celebrating the achievements of so many women who are determined and never bow down to the social taboos to make their country a better place not only for them, but to all Afghans. The global theme of this year’s International Women’s Day, “Women in Leadership: …

Afghanistan peace proposal suggests election during interim government

1TV: A proposed transitional government as part of Afghan peace process would last until adoption of a new constitution and an election to choose new government, a four-page peace agreement proposal obtained by 1TV shows. Head of the interim government, his d
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Afghanistan peace proposal suggests election during interim government

1TV: A proposed transitional government as part of Afghan peace process would last until adoption of a new constitution and an election to choose new government, a four-page peace agreement proposal obtained by 1TV shows. Head of the interim government, his deputies and cabinet would be appointed based on agreement by both parties to theRead More...

Afghans dread the ‘danger hours’ as fragile gains of 20 years slip away

The Guardian (UK): These are the “danger hours” in Afghanistan: on the streets where Afghans fear for their lives; in negotiations where all sides know the risk of an even more vicious civil war and, in a worst case scenario, a chaotic collapse of Kabul.
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Afghans dread the ‘danger hours’ as fragile gains of 20 years slip away

The Guardian (UK): These are the “danger hours” in Afghanistan: on the streets where Afghans fear for their lives; in negotiations where all sides know the risk of an even more vicious civil war and, in a worst case scenario, a chaotic collapse of Kabul. The US is trapped in a vice. Click here toRead More...

US Asks UN to Convene a meeting of region’s Foreign Ministers on Afghan Peace Process

Washington Seeks Regional Support for Afghan Withdrawal By Mujeeb R. Awrang KABUL: A letter of the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken to President Ashraf Ghhani has leaked where it suggests the United Nations to convene foreign ministers and envoys from
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US Asks UN to Convene a meeting of region’s Foreign Ministers on Afghan Peace Process

Washington Seeks Regional Support for Afghan Withdrawal By Mujeeb R. Awrang KABUL: A letter of the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken to President Ashraf Ghhani has leaked where it suggests the United Nations to convene foreign ministers and envoys from Russian, China, Iran, India and the United States to discuss a unified breakthrough in …

Enikass TV Fires Women Workers after Deadly Attacks

AT News KABUL: The Enikass private TV broadcaster fired its women workers after four of their women colleagues were killed in three attacks in the eastern province of Nangarhar. The women workers have been told to stay in their homes until improvement in secu
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Enikass TV Fires Women Workers after Deadly Attacks

AT News KABUL: The Enikass private TV broadcaster fired its women workers after four of their women colleagues were killed in three attacks in the eastern province of Nangarhar. The women workers have been told to stay in their homes until improvement in security situation. Three women workers of the TV were killed this week …

Afghanistan Needs 3m Ton Wheat for Next Persian Year

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan needs three million tons of wheat for the Persian Year (1400) which begins on March 21, ministry of agriculture said, since frequent droughts affect the country’s agriculture, gardening and livestock breeding in the outgoing decad
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Afghanistan Needs 3m Ton Wheat for Next Persian Year

AT News KABUL: Afghanistan needs three million tons of wheat for the Persian Year (1400) which begins on March 21, ministry of agriculture said, since frequent droughts affect the country’s agriculture, gardening and livestock breeding in the outgoing decade. Anwarul Haq Ahadi, minister of agriculture, said Sunday that they had plans to help farmers struggle …

US New Plan under Scrutiny: Naderi

AT News KABUL: Member of Afghan peace negotiator, Nader Nadery says that the new plan “about the future government” proposed by the US is currently under scrutiny. US Peace Envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad during his visit to Kabul last week, had di
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US New Plan under Scrutiny: Naderi

AT News KABUL: Member of Afghan peace negotiator, Nader Nadery says that the new plan “about the future government” proposed by the US is currently under scrutiny. US Peace Envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad during his visit to Kabul last week, had discussed participatory government with Afghan leaders, including President Ashraf Ghani.  Speaking in the …

25 Taliban Fighters Killed in Latest Raids

AT News KABUL: At least 25 Taliban rebels have been killed and 20 others were wounded during latest crackdowns conducted by the Afghan security forces in different provinces across the country in the past 24 hours, defense ministry said on Sunday. The Afghan
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25 Taliban Fighters Killed in Latest Raids

AT News KABUL: At least 25 Taliban rebels have been killed and 20 others were wounded during latest crackdowns conducted by the Afghan security forces in different provinces across the country in the past 24 hours, defense ministry said on Sunday. The Afghan security forces supported by Afghan Air Forces targeted Taliban insurgents in Arghandab, …

Badghis Residents Worry over “Violence Escalation”

AT News KABUL: Residents in the northeastern province of Badghis said that they have been struggling with making ends meet as violence has been intensifying and the militants overrun the highways and districts. “Business has dropped in Badghis there is no j
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Badghis Residents Worry over “Violence Escalation”

AT News KABUL: Residents in the northeastern province of Badghis said that they have been struggling with making ends meet as violence has been intensifying and the militants overrun the highways and districts. “Business has dropped in Badghis there is no job and craft as the Taliban have been firing mortals on (Qala-e-Naw, the provincial …

Editorial: Wise Approach

Indeed, establishment of peace in Afghanistan is not possible without the cooperation of regional countries and also a new layout in the face of an interim or participatory government for the sake of a peaceful Afghanistan. Though, Doha agreement between the
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Editorial: Wise Approach

Indeed, establishment of peace in Afghanistan is not possible without the cooperation of regional countries and also a new layout in the face of an interim or participatory government for the sake of a peaceful Afghanistan. Though, Doha agreement between the US and Taliban is still under review, it seems Washington has no more hope …

Eight Security Force Members Killed in Balkh

AT News KABUL: At least eight Afghan security force members have been killed and six others were wounded in a Taliban attack on their check post in northern Balkh province, officials said on Sunday. The Taliban rebels on Saturday night attacked Afghan securit
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Eight Security Force Members Killed in Balkh

AT News KABUL: At least eight Afghan security force members have been killed and six others were wounded in a Taliban attack on their check post in northern Balkh province, officials said on Sunday. The Taliban rebels on Saturday night attacked Afghan security post in Turkmania village of Nahr-e-Shahi district of the province, provincial police …

Afghan President Says He’s Ready To Discuss Elections, In Bid To Advance Taliban Peace Talks

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 6, 2021 Afghanistan’s president said he was open to holding new elections as a way to transfer power, but insisted any new government should emerge only through the democratic process. The comments by Ashraf Ghani a
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Afghan President Says He’s Ready To Discuss Elections, In Bid To Advance Taliban Peace Talks

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 6, 2021 Afghanistan’s president said he was open to holding new elections as a way to transfer power, but insisted any new government should emerge only through the democratic process. The comments by Ashraf Ghani at the March 6 opening of the country’s parliamentary session appeared to be a bidRead More...

7 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Afghanistan

Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Saturday reported 7 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 1,003 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry says the cumulative total of known COVID-19 cases is 55,847, the total number of reported deaths is 2
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7 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Afghanistan

Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Saturday reported 7 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 1,003 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry says the cumulative total of known COVID-19 cases is 55,847, the total number of reported deaths is 2,449, and the total number of recoveries is 49,369. ClickRead More...

Child’s Abduction Rattles Afghanistan’s Turkmen Minority

Zarif Nazar Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 5, 2021 The abduction of a child in northern Afghanistan has shocked the country’s Turkmen minority. It has prompted members of the community to shut the country’s northern river ports an
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Child’s Abduction Rattles Afghanistan’s Turkmen Minority

Zarif Nazar Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 5, 2021 The abduction of a child in northern Afghanistan has shocked the country’s Turkmen minority. It has prompted members of the community to shut the country’s northern river ports and border crossings with its Central Asian neighbors and hold protests both in Afghanistan and elsewhereRead More...

Massive fire breaks out at Farah border port

Ariana: Local officials in Farah province said a fire broke out at Nasr Farahi customs facility on the border with Iran. The fire has reportedly not yet been contained. Traders told Iranian media that an oil tanker caught fire. Two others have also reportedl
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Massive fire breaks out at Farah border port

Ariana: Local officials in Farah province said a fire broke out at Nasr Farahi customs facility on the border with Iran. The fire has reportedly not yet been contained. Traders told Iranian media that an oil tanker caught fire. Two others have also reportedly since burnt out. Click here to read more (external link).

Abdullah Informed of US New Scheme on Afghan Peace

AT News KABUL: The High Council for National Reconciliation says that the US has suggested a new roadmap for the Afghan peace process. Chairman of the Council, Abdullah Abdullah discussed the US new roadmap for the Afghan peace process with US deputy chief o
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Abdullah Informed of US New Scheme on Afghan Peace

AT News KABUL: The High Council for National Reconciliation says that the US has suggested a new roadmap for the Afghan peace process. Chairman of the Council, Abdullah Abdullah discussed the US new roadmap for the Afghan peace process with US deputy chief of mission in Kabul, Ian J. McCary. Abdullah’s office in a statement …

Flooding Feared to Hit 24 Provinces

AT News KABUL: The National Hydrometeorology Department, warns of torrential rainfall and flash floods in 24 of 34 provinces in the coming days. “Heavy snowfall and rainfall followed by flash floods are likely to happen in the provinces of Kabul, Ghor, Badg
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Flooding Feared to Hit 24 Provinces

AT News KABUL: The National Hydrometeorology Department, warns of torrential rainfall and flash floods in 24 of 34 provinces in the coming days. “Heavy snowfall and rainfall followed by flash floods are likely to happen in the provinces of Kabul, Ghor, Badghis, Faryab, Sar-e-Pol, Daikundi, Balkh, Samangan, Badakhshan, Bamyan, Wardak, Baghlan, Kunduz, Takhar, Panjshir and …

NDS Attorney Killed in Helmand Car Bomb

AT News KABUL: Head of intelligence attorney office was killed when a car filled by explosives was detonated in the southern province of Helmand, officials in Helmand and Kabul said. The attack happened Saturday in the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, near
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NDS Attorney Killed in Helmand Car Bomb

AT News KABUL: Head of intelligence attorney office was killed when a car filled by explosives was detonated in the southern province of Helmand, officials in Helmand and Kabul said. The attack happened Saturday in the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, near the provincial police office. A provincial official, who was speaking on condition of …

Ghani Calls for Pakistan’s ‘Honest Presence’ in Afghan Peace Process

AT News KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani calls on neighboring Pakistan to take an “honest” part in the peace process of Afghanistan. “I am calling on Pakistan to let’s recognize each other’s independence and sovereignty honestly as two states,” said
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Ghani Calls for Pakistan’s ‘Honest Presence’ in Afghan Peace Process

AT News KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani calls on neighboring Pakistan to take an “honest” part in the peace process of Afghanistan. “I am calling on Pakistan to let’s recognize each other’s independence and sovereignty honestly as two states,” said Ghani, speaking to parliament on Saturday. Ghani argued that Pakistan would get the most benefit from …

فقدان دپلوماسی ملی علت ظهور خلیلزاد دوم شد

خلیلزاد اول و خلیلزاد دوم: خلیلزاد اول یگانه نماینده دونالد ترامپ، مجری دستورات مایک پمپیو، عضو حزب جمهوریخواه و تطبیق کننده توافقنامه امریک
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فقدان دپلوماسی ملی علت ظهور خلیلزاد دوم شد

خلیلزاد اول و خلیلزاد دوم: خلیلزاد اول یگانه نماینده دونالد ترامپ، مجری دستورات مایک پمپیو، عضو حزب جمهوریخواه و تطبیق کننده توافقنامه امریکا و طالبان در دوحه برای به قدرت آوران طالبان بود. برنامه خلیلزادِ اول تسلیمیِ افغانستان به طالبان بود، طوری که همه مقاومت و موانع از راه طالبان برداشته شود و از تجزیه افغانستان جلوگیری گردد. دپلوماسی امریکا در دوره کار خلیلزاد اول فریبنده، دسیسه آمیز، مداخله آشکار و تهاجمی بود که برخلاف منافع ملی افغانستان، در خدمت طالبان قرار داشت، تا مخالفان طالبان را از میان بردارند. خلیلزاد اول در تطبیق برنامه خطرناک پمپیو صادقانه (...) - دیدگاه / هایلایت

Govt. Main Hurdle for Peace: Protestors

AT News KABUL: Leader of the Hezb-e-Islami Party, Gulbuddin Hekmayar warned the government of staging widespread demonstration if it didn’t release his party’s members held in government custody. He gives the government a ten-day ultimatum to meet his dem
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Govt. Main Hurdle for Peace: Protestors

AT News KABUL: Leader of the Hezb-e-Islami Party, Gulbuddin Hekmayar warned the government of staging widespread demonstration if it didn’t release his party’s members held in government custody. He gives the government a ten-day ultimatum to meet his demand. A large number of the Hezb-e-Islami Party supporters took out on the streets of Kabul city …

China’s Success in Poverty Alleviation a “Model” for World

By Bilal Yusufi KABUL: Poverty is one of the global challenges that only some particular countries in the world succeeded to alleviate through a strong economical strategy. China, with nearly 1.4 billion populations is one of the rare countries in the world t
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China’s Success in Poverty Alleviation a “Model” for World

By Bilal Yusufi KABUL: Poverty is one of the global challenges that only some particular countries in the world succeeded to alleviate through a strong economical strategy. China, with nearly 1.4 billion populations is one of the rare countries in the world that succeeded a victory over poverty during the last several years. The Chinese …

Editorial: Conflicting Statements Strengthen Public Disappointment to Peace

The people of Afghanistan, who have used to be eager to hear news about peace, end of war and a calm situation, now seem to gradually lose hopes to a peaceful situation since they have been told so many conflicting words and viewpoints about efforts for peace
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Editorial: Conflicting Statements Strengthen Public Disappointment to Peace

The people of Afghanistan, who have used to be eager to hear news about peace, end of war and a calm situation, now seem to gradually lose hopes to a peaceful situation since they have been told so many conflicting words and viewpoints about efforts for peace. Zalmay Khalilzad, the veteran American diplomat who has …

Hekmatyar gives gov’t 10-day ultimatum to accept HIA demands

Ariana: Dozens of Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) supporters staged a protest rally in Kabul on Friday, demanding the release of the party’s prisoners from Afghan jails. Addressing the marchers, the Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar set the governmen
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Hekmatyar gives gov’t 10-day ultimatum to accept HIA demands

Ariana: Dozens of Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) supporters staged a protest rally in Kabul on Friday, demanding the release of the party’s prisoners from Afghan jails. Addressing the marchers, the Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar set the government a 10-day deadline to meet their demands. Click here to read more (external link).

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