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“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 has called on the Taliban [...]

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 Union’s invasion and are currently [...]

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 a shooting rampage at their [...]

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 corruption charges in his impeachment [...]

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 around 11,000 civilians have suffered [...]

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 the landlord Khan. The news [...]

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 meetings with government leaders and [...]

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 but that they had been [...]

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 caused the establishment of the [...]