Sultan Qaboos of Oman, Arab world’s longest-serving ruler, dies aged 79

Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman, the Arab world’s longest-serving ruler, has died aged 79. The sultan deposed his father in a bloodless coup with British support in 1970 and set Oman on a path to development, using its oil wealth. Widely regarded as popular, he was also an absolute monarch and any [...]

By |2020-01-11T19:37:26+00:00January 11th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Two US service members killed in Kandahar blast

Two U.S. service members have been killed and two U.S. service members were wounded in action on Saturday when their vehicle struck an IED in southern Kandahar province, Spokesman for the Resolute Support said. The service members were conducting operations as part of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission. “In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, [...]

By |2020-01-11T19:25:57+00:00January 11th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Soleimani: Huge crowds pack Tehran for commander’s funeral

Huge crowds have packed the streets of the Iranian capital Tehran for the funeral of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani. Soleimani was assassinated in a US drone strike in Iraq on Friday on the orders of President Donald Trump. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei led prayers and at one point was seen weeping. Iran has [...]

By |2020-01-06T16:41:14+00:00January 6th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Controversy surrounds Central Bank’s payout to govt.

Sources close to government say that the government has demanded 10 billion Afs from Central Bank as it has faced lack of money to pay employees. Analysts say that there is a difference between the government and Central Bank, with the latter saying it had not cleared accounts to see if it had got profit, [...]

By |2020-01-05T20:04:35+00:00January 5th, 2020|Home, News|0 Comments

Taliban’s 5,000 prisoners will be released as US, Taliban peace deal is signed

The release of 5,000 prisoners of the Taliban has been written into the peace agreement draft which is going to be soon signed between the United States and Taliban, AP reported. A Taliban official familiar with the on-again, off-again talks taking place in Qatar, confirmed to AP that the release of around 5,000 prisoners of [...]

By |2019-12-31T07:05:44+00:00December 31st, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

Differences among Taliban over ceasefire demand

There is conflicting reports coming out from Taliban leadership in regards to the ceasefire as the group did not scrutinize to be in the same page to declare a truce in a bid to facilitate for a possible peace deal with the US. Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid has strongly rejected reports that militant group has [...]

By |2019-12-31T06:31:02+00:00December 31st, 2019|News|0 Comments

MPs criticize govt. over security deterioration

As insecurity has been intensifying all over the country, some members of the Parliament on their Saturday session have decided to summon the top security authorities and hold them accountable for the ongoing security tensions across Afghanistan. After serious criticism by the lawmakers, speaker of the parliament, Mir Rahman Rahmani has said that the security [...]

By |2019-12-29T05:17:31+00:00December 29th, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

Billions of Afs transferred from Central Bank to finance ministry

The Integrity Watch Afghanistan says that the government has transferred 15 billion Afs from Central Bank to the ministry of finance without any transparency. The Watchdog said Saturday that besides some legal considerations over the money transfer from Central Bank, the government had not provided information to anybody, adding that they were concerned for non-transparency [...]

By |2019-12-29T05:11:54+00:00December 29th, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

UN supports inclusive Afghan-led peace process

Peace is crucial for the future of Afghanistan. I welcome the efforts made by the people of Afghanistan and other key actors to make progress and realize direct intra-Afghan talks, said UN Special Representative Tadamichi Yamamoto on Thursday. While recognizing the many challenges to be addressed in any peace efforts, the United Nations remains committed [...]

By |2019-12-28T06:52:15+00:00December 28th, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

Probe into election fraud may falter

The electoral monitors believe that the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) would not be able to meet all the electoral complaints by the time it is given. Around 10,000 complaints were registered at the complaints commission after the initial results of September 28 presidential polls were released by the election commission on Sunday. Yousuf Rashid, [...]

By |2019-12-26T07:57:39+00:00December 26th, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

IEC accused of siding ‘a certain team’ in poll result announcing

The parliament accuses the Independent Election Commission (IEC) of favoring “a certain team” while announcing initial results of September 28th presidential elections. Some of lawmakers said in the parliament’s Monday session that the Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) needed to probe election-related complaints properly and impartially. They said that polls would go to a runoff [...]

By |2019-12-24T06:22:31+00:00December 24th, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

Afghanistan presidential election: Ghani set for second term after initial results

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appears set to win a second term, after preliminary election results showed he was on course to win a narrow majority. He secured 50.64% of the vote in the September 28 election, officials said. The initial results were delayed amid protests and allegations of fraud. Mr Ghani's main rival, Dr Abdullah [...]

By |2019-12-22T13:41:48+00:00December 22nd, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

IEC: Preliminary Results May be Announced Sunday

Officials from the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Friday said they are nearly finished with the data entry of votes from seven provinces out of 34 and that the commission will likely announce the preliminary results of the election on Sunday. Meanwhile, some election campaigns have said that those campaigns that are guilty of committing [...]

By |2019-12-21T10:29:39+00:00December 21st, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

U.S. Envoy Meets Afghan President In Push To ‘Finalize Deal With Taliban’

U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has met in Kabul with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to discuss "efforts to finalize a deal with the Taliban" militants fighting the central government and U.S. and NATO troops, officials said. Washington last month restarted talks on a possible withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan for the first time [...]

By |2019-12-21T10:21:18+00:00December 21st, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

Agree to truce before peace deal: US asks Taliban

Sources privy to the Taliban group have said that the American officials have pressured the Taliban to agree to a ceasefire, as well as intra-Afghan talks, prior the peace deal. However, the Taliban’s spokesman Suhail Shaheen has once again emphasized that the insurgent group wouldn’t participate in intra- Afghan talks unless a troop withdrawal agreement [...]

By |2019-12-21T10:12:02+00:00December 21st, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

Neighboring countries need to take steps toward a peaceful Afghanistan: Chinese envoy

Deputy Foreign Minister for Management and Resources, Naheed Esar on Wednesday has met with the Chinese Ambassador to Kabul Mr. Wang Yu, where they focused a range of issues of mutual interest and bilateral arrangements. At the outset, the two sides recalled the traditional ties between the two countries, commending the extensive bilateral cooperation, foreign [...]

By |2019-12-19T06:46:39+00:00December 19th, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

Russia says Daesh fighters arriving in Afghanistan through Pakistan

Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh fighters are arriving from Syria and Iraq primarily through Pakistan, a top Russian security official said Wednesday. Speaking at Regional Security Dialogue in Tehran, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said that despite recent successful operation carried out by the Afghan forces, during which more than 600 militants [...]

By |2019-12-19T06:18:53+00:00December 19th, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

Khalilzad back in Qatar after brief Pakistan visit

The US special envoy for Afghanistan peace, Zalmay Khalilzad went back to Qatar to apparently restart negotiations with Taliban representatives after a short visit to Pakistan following an announcement by the two parties on Friday that the talks took a brief pause. Khalilzad said Friday that he took the pause to let Taliban negotiators consult [...]

By |2019-12-17T06:27:09+00:00December 17th, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

Votes recount in 7-province ends today: IEC

Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday said that audit and recounting process have been completed in three provinces out of seven, and the rest will be finished today (Tuesday). According to IEC, audit and recounting process has already been ended in Panjshir, Jawzjan and Sar-e-Pul provinces. Panjshir result sheet was reached to the central office [...]

By |2019-12-17T06:23:51+00:00December 17th, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

Initial election results likely within 2-day: IEC

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) is likely to announce the preliminary results of complicated Afghan election within two days. According to the IEC, the result of 27 provinces is probable to be announced in next two days, while demonstrations going on across the country by supporters of Abdullah Abdullah. They have repeatedly accusing IEC and [...]

By |2019-12-11T06:25:41+00:00December 11th, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

IEC’s unproductive conference ; What happens now?

Independent Election Commission has held a gathering with the participation of scores of electoral observers, political leaders and organizations to find a solution for the ongoing election chaos in the country. But the conference was unproductive as members of the “Stability and Partnership” electoral team led by Chief Executive have protested the meeting and quit [...]

By |2019-12-09T06:59:17+00:00December 9th, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

US-Taliban peace talks back on truck

The optimism for ensuring peace in Afghanistan has once again grown up as US President Donald Trump in a surprised visit to Afghanistan has announced that “Taliban are ready for a peace deal.” After his remarks, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad visited Kabul and held talks with Afghan leaders in regards [...]

By |2019-12-08T10:42:59+00:00December 8th, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

Delhi factory fire: More than 40 dead in India blaze

A large fire has swept through a bag factory in the Indian capital Delhi, killing 43 workers, officials say. The blaze broke out at the four-storey building in the city's congested old quarter early on Sunday morning. At least 100 people were sleeping inside the factory, which mainly makes school bags, when the fire started. [...]

By |2019-12-08T10:07:18+00:00December 8th, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

Nikki Haley: Top aides ‘told ex-UN envoy to undermine Trump’

Nikki Haley, former US ambassador to the UN, has said two top White House aides encouraged her to undermine President Donald Trump. In a new book, Ms Haley says then-Chief of Staff John Kelly and then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told her to resist some of Mr Trump's demands. They reportedly told her they were [...]

By |2019-11-11T12:00:20+00:00November 11th, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

Climate change: British Airways reviews ‘fuel-tankering’ over climate concerns

British Airways has launched a review into a money-saving practice which increases its greenhouse gas emissions. It follows a BBC Panorama investigation exposing "fuel tankering" - in which planes are filled with extra fuel, usually to avoid paying higher prices for refuelling at destination airports. The practice could produce extra annual emissions equivalent to those [...]

By |2019-11-11T12:19:42+00:00November 11th, 2019|Home, News|0 Comments

Islam, the religion of peace and peaceful coexistence

Mankind is having strong desire for global peace. During the twentieth century a number of international treatises were signed a treaty, declaring war as illegal in the settlement of disputes. Despite signing that declaration and many other conventions, there have still been wars and we have not seen the peace which was intended and agreed [...]

By |2019-04-09T17:43:03+00:00April 9th, 2019|Article, Home, News|0 Comments