John Bolton: Trump sought Xi’s help to win re-election

US President Donald Trump sought help from Chinese President Xi Jinping to win re-election, ex-National Security Adviser John Bolton's new book says. Mr Bolton says Mr Trump wanted China to buy agricultural produce from US farmers, according to details of the forthcoming book previewed by US media. He also says Mr Trump "remained stunningly uninformed [...]

By |2020-06-18T11:01:46+00:00June 18th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Trump touts his ‘good conversation’ with Taliban leader

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday spoke on phone with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s chief negotiator, saying they “had a good conversation.” “They’re looking to get this ended and we’re looking to get this ended,” Trump said.  “The relationship is very good that I have with the mullah.” The conversation comes at a [...]

By |2020-03-07T10:59:09+00:00March 7th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

US’s efforts to lift obstacles before intra-Afghan talks

The US government is trying hard to remove some obstacles made on the way to intra-Afghan dialogues. The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to pay a visit to Kabul for this purpose. US President Donald Trump has assured the Taliban’s head of political office Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in the first-ever phone call [...]

By |2020-03-07T10:47:27+00:00March 7th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

‘No Covert Deal with Taliban’

Russian President’s envoy to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, has said that he has been reassured by the U.S. side that there had been no covert deal between the United States and the Taliban. He said he had met with the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, at the threshold of the signing of the [...]

By |2020-03-04T14:27:01+00:00March 4th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Esper Pledges U.S. Support to Armed Forces

Just as a historic peace agreement was being signed in Qatar on Saturday to end American’s longest-fought war, the United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg renewed their commitment to Afghanistan. During a ceremony of a joint declaration with President Ghani, US Defense Secretary Esper said the United States [...]

By |2020-03-01T05:05:43+00:00March 1st, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Afghan conflict: Trump hails deal with Taliban to end 18-year war

President Trump says it is "time to bring our people back home" after the US signed a deal with the Taliban aimed at bringing peace to Afghanistan. Mr Trump said 5,000 US troops would leave Afghanistan by May and he would meet Taliban leaders in the near future, without specifying where. The US and Nato [...]

By |2020-03-01T04:52:36+00:00March 1st, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

UN concerned over Abdullah loyalist’s outlawed reshuffles

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is extremely concerned by the events that are ongoing to replace government officials. “Resorting to force or any other unlawful means at the very time that efforts are ongoing to realize a reduction in violence – with the expectation that it can lead to the start of [...]

By |2020-02-23T16:27:47+00:00February 23rd, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Politicians come together to discuss election crisis, peace

Powerful political leaders gathered Saturday to discuss what they called “electoral crisis and peace process”. The meeting was held at the residence of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hezb-e-Islami in which Hamid Karzai, Karim Khalili, Abdullah Abdullah, Mohammad Mohaqqeq, Salahoddin Rabbani, Anwarul Haq Ahadi and Batur Dostum attended and emphasized that some practical steps would be [...]

By |2020-02-23T16:24:07+00:00February 23rd, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Coronavirus: Senior Chinese officials ‘removed’ as death toll hits 1,000

China has "removed" several senior officials over their handling of the coronavirus outbreak - as the death toll passed 1,000. The party secretary for the Hubei Health Commission, and the head of the commission, were among those who lost their jobs. They are the most senior officials to be demoted so far. The deputy director [...]

By |2020-02-11T12:05:09+00:00February 11th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Police make a dozen arrests as they tackle crime in Kabul

Police have carried out raids with suspected criminals in Kabul in a day of action that saw them make 11 arrests. According to officials, police have arrested 11 people in connection to plundering, robbery, carrying illegal weapons and disrupting of public order in 2nd, 3rd5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 15th and 17th PDs in Kabul, said [...]

By |2020-02-11T11:55:20+00:00February 11th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

“Peace talks agenda is complicated”

The Security and Stability Council of Afghanistan has urged a peace agenda which includes the views of government’s political opponents, people’ representatives and several other facets. Spokesman for the council, Masoud Tarashtwal said, “The conduct of peace talks in a dispersed platform is not in Afghanistan’s interests but it gives privilege to the enemies.” Tarashtwal [...]

By |2020-02-10T12:31:23+00:00February 10th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

We are one nation since ages: Arg to Biden

In reaction to the US Presidential Candidate, Joe Biden’s remarks about Afghanistan’s nation building, the Presidential Palace (ARG) said that Afghans have always been one nation and that history has witnessed it. Presidential Palace Spokesman, Sediq Sediqqi in a tweet said that Afghans have stand as a whole nation against the oppressors such as Soviet [...]

By |2020-02-10T11:59:23+00:00February 10th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Mohaqiq’s son shot dead by ‘deranged sibling’

The eldest son of Mohammad Mohaqiq, the Second Deputy Chief Executive, was shot dead Sunday by his younger brother who purportedly has a mental illness, according to police authorities. Baqir Mohaqiq, who was viewed as a would-be politician, was killed by his ‘deranged’ younger brother Hussain Mohaqiq while he was asleep. Mohaqiq’s son went on [...]

By |2020-02-10T12:06:51+00:00February 9th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

State of the Union: Trump hails ‘American comeback’

President Donald Trump has hailed the "great American comeback" in a speech to Congress that exposed sharp divisions at the top of US politics. At his annual State of the Union address, Mr Trump set out his case for another four years in office. He was speaking on the eve of his expected acquittal on [...]

By |2020-02-05T09:22:14+00:00February 5th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

2019 was deadly year for Afghans: Human rights

Though the US administration has been seeking a peace deal with the Taliban group that could trail to an ending of longest violence and the Pentagon’s unwinnable war in Afghanistan, the numbers of civilian casualties is still in an unabated surface. The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission in its annual report on Tuesday said that [...]

By |2020-02-05T05:24:37+00:00February 5th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Government sells private lands to beverage company

More than 140 acres of lands the government’s cabinet sold to Alokozay, a non-alcoholic beverage company were the properties of a man named Karabala Khan. The Sputnik news agency reported on Tuesday that the lands lying in the Deh Sabz district, east of Kabul were sold 2015 to the Alokozay company in the absence of [...]

By |2020-02-05T05:21:12+00:00February 5th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Ghani’s administration main obstacle before negotiating team: Najafi

The United States urges President Ashraf Ghani’s government to form a team for holding peace negotiations with Taliban, while Afghan politicians accuse the government of being the main obstacle before appointing the team. The US Embassy to Kabul, said Monday in a statement that Washington’s special envoy for Afghan peace, Zalmay Khalilzad in his latest [...]

By |2020-02-04T07:42:30+00:00February 4th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Pompeo throws curveball on Taliban for violence reduction

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has demanded “demonstrable evidence” from the Taliban that it will lower the violence level in Afghanistan before signing a deal that would lead to peace talks and a withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country. Pompeo told a news conference in Uzbekistan on Monday that a deal was close [...]

By |2020-02-04T07:38:17+00:00February 4th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Abdullah rejects changes in foreign ministry

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah reacted to recent changes in the leadership in ministry of foreign affairs, saying “nobody has the right of any changes under the name of reforms in the current critical situation”. Meanwhile, legal experts call on President Ashraf Ghani to act based on a political agreement he had signed with Abdullah that [...]

By |2020-02-04T07:34:07+00:00February 4th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Books bring peace tarnish violence

To trigger the society into betterment dais for the segments, a book exhibition with contribution of over 5,000 books had placed on a street of Khaikhana – an area located in capital city of Kabul to increase public awareness about the values of books that furnish wings and bolster up knowledge. There are several types [...]

By |2020-02-03T06:25:37+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Ghani takes flak for ‘offensive’ remarks about Uzbeks

President Ashraf Ghani is facing harsh criticism from the Uzbek-ethnic minorities for his ‘offensive’ remarks about Timūr Gurkānī – an emperor of the Timur Dynasty which ruled in parts of the central Asia from 1370 to 1507. In his recent address to Afghan students about history, culture, and national identity, the president taunted Timur Gurkani [...]

By |2020-02-03T06:14:17+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

No coronavirus cases in Afghanistan

Officials in the ministry of public health say that fortunately no case of the Coronavirus broken out in China and threatening people globally has been yet registered in Afghanistan. The officials said Saturday that they were fully prepared to prevent the virus. Medical team in Kabul International Airport said that all the 177 people who [...]

By |2020-02-02T09:40:09+00:00February 2nd, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

America’s new demands bedevil talks: Taliban

Fresh demands made by the United States have caused the peace deal with Taliban delayed, a Taliban spokesman said. Suhail Shahin, spokesman for militants’ political office in Qatar, said Saturday that they had indicated agreement to pave the ground for signing peace deal with the United States, but new demands posed by Washington, caused a [...]

By |2020-02-02T07:46:52+00:00February 2nd, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Fate of elections will be decided in few days

Uncertainties dwarfing the high-stakes presidential elections will soon come to an end according to the latest pompous promises by the electoral complaints commission which vowed Saturday to resolve the long drawn-out disputes and wipe the slate clean about the controversial ballots and recounts as soon as this week. The election authority said the fate of [...]

By |2020-02-02T07:34:40+00:00February 2nd, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Khalilzad in Kabul to consult Afghan leaders on Taliban talks

The US special envoy leading negotiations with the Taliban met President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on Saturday, an official said, amid a push to reach an accord with the insurgents. US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad pointed to the status of quo of his meetings with the Taliban and Pakistani authorities. “We are [...]

By |2020-02-02T06:58:12+00:00February 2nd, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Residents: Airstrike in Dasht-e-Archi, Kunduz ‘Killed Civilians’

Earlier Friday morning spokespeople from US forces reported an airstrike in Dasht-e-Archi that "killed three Taliban fighters and destroyed a small weapons cache," and later said: “We are aware of the reports of civilian casualties reported to have occurred in Dasht-e-Archi district or Imam Sahib district, Kunduz Province, on Jan. 30. We are looking into [...]

By |2020-02-01T07:08:01+00:00February 1st, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

US Envoy Khalilzad in Pakistan as Kabul Insists on Ceasefire

The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad on Friday met Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad "to discuss efforts for peace in Afghanistan," Dawn News reported.  According to Pakistani media, at the meeting Qureshi said that the peace agreement between the US and the Taliban will pave the way for intra-Afghan [...]

By |2020-02-01T07:05:02+00:00February 1st, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Britain Leaves The European Union, Leaps Into The Unknown

The U.K.’s departure became official at 11 p.m. (2300GMT), midnight in Brussels, where the EU is headquartered. Thousands of enthusiastic Brexit supporters gathered outside Britain’s Parliament to welcome the moment they’d longed for since Britain’s 52%-48% vote in June 2016 to walk away from the club it had joined in 1973. The flag-waving crowd erupted [...]

By |2020-02-01T06:50:02+00:00February 1st, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

US says it has recovered two bodies from plane crashed in Ghazni

U.S. Forces recovered the remains of two personnel from the site where a U.S. Bombardier E-11A aircraft crashed in Ghazni province on January 27, said U.S. Forces – Afghanistan in a statement. According to the statement, the force also recovered what is assessed to be the aircraft flight data recorder. The cause of the crash [...]

By |2020-01-30T08:05:42+00:00January 30th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Ghani cancels peace council budget

Government has purportedly canceled the budget of the High Peace Council in the wake of President Ghani’s establishing of state ministry for peace to steer peace affairs. Some councilmembers are blasting at the budget cancellation arguing that the council is facing a lack of facilities and budget and non-reimbursements for employees. Councilmember Shahla Farid made [...]

By |2020-01-29T10:27:49+00:00January 29th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments