The preliminary preparations for the intra-Afghan talks are taking shape in Qatar, aiming to set the stage for the official negotiations that were called for in the US-Taliban agreement signed at the beginning of the year.
Taliban Attack in Farah Claims 20 ANA Troops, Seize Ammunition

Taliban Attack in Farah Claims 20 ANA Troops, Seize Ammunition

FARAH, Afghanistan – At least 20 Afghan National Army troops killed and further 10 taken hostage by the Taliban militants in an attacked carried in Bala Block of Farah province, local authorities ...
28 September 20 - 09:57
Afghanistan’s reconciliation leader Abdullah Abdullah arrives in Islamabad

Afghanistan’s reconciliation leader Abdullah Abdullah arrives in Islamabad

Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah arrived in Islamabad on Monday on a three-day visit to Pakistan.
28 September 20 - 09:54
11 Security Staffs of Female Lawmaker Accused of Gang Rape in Kapisa

11 Security Staffs of Female Lawmaker Accused of Gang Rape in Kapisa

Eleven assailants in succession raped two women in Kapisa province of northern Kabul, who reportedly had traveled from the Afghan capital to the area for vacation.
28 September 20 - 09:53
NATO-EU Affirms Continued Cooperation to Afghanistan ‘Long-Term Stability’

NATO-EU Affirms Continued Cooperation to Afghanistan ‘Long-Term Stability’

Representatives of the European Union and NATO have assured of continued cooperation “in support to Afghanistan’s long-term stability.”
27 September 20 - 15:49
Afghanistan: 35 of 267 Cases Test Positive for COVID-19

Afghanistan: 35 of 267 Cases Test Positive for COVID-19

The Ministry of Public Health on Sunday reported 35 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 267 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
27 September 20 - 15:48
Hasty International Withdrawal From Afghanistan Would Be Unwise: Pakistan PM Khan

Hasty International Withdrawal From Afghanistan Would Be Unwise: Pakistan PM Khan

Warning the world that setting “unrealistic” timelines for a hasty international withdrawal from Afghanistan will be “unwise,”
27 September 20 - 15:48
2 New Polio Cases Reported In Badakhshan

2 New Polio Cases Reported In Badakhshan

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said two new cases of polio were registered in Badakhshan province, taking the tally for this year to 49 cases so far.
27 September 20 - 15:46
Dubai police bust drug-traffickers

Dubai police bust drug-traffickers' gang, seize 9kg of crystal and hashish

The Dubai police has successfully thwarted a drug-trafficking operation and seized 9kg of crystal and hashish that were promoted by a gang.
27 September 20 - 15:43
Remembering Fall of Kabul to Taliban 24 Years Ago

Remembering Fall of Kabul to Taliban 24 Years Ago

24 years ago on September 27 (or 6th Meezan 1375 in the solar year) the Taliban entered the capital city of Kabul, just two years after the group was formally founded.
27 September 20 - 11:35
Six police among seven arrested for raping a teenager in Kandahar

Six police among seven arrested for raping a teenager in Kandahar

Seven people, including six police personnel, were arrested on charges of raping a 13-years-old boy in the southern Kandahar province, says the Ministry of Interior (MoI).
27 September 20 - 11:34
500,000 Afghans Have Returned From Iran, Pakistan In 2020

500,000 Afghans Have Returned From Iran, Pakistan In 2020

MoRR said a majority, 480,000 were from Iran alone. In the past month alone, over 8,000 Afghan refugees have returned from Iran.
27 September 20 - 11:33
259 Public Works Projects Awarded to Private Firms

259 Public Works Projects Awarded to Private Firms

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) on Saturday announced that it has awarded 259 public projects to private companies.
27 September 20 - 11:33
Taliban: Hanafi Jurisprudence In Talks Is Not Prejudice Against Shia Brothers

Taliban: Hanafi Jurisprudence In Talks Is Not Prejudice Against Shia Brothers

The application of Hanafi jurisprudence during the peace negotiations will not cause differences between Shias and Sunnis in the country, said Taliban peace negotiator Mawlawi Abdul Salam Hanafi ...
27 September 20 - 11:31
Peace in Afghanistan can’t be imposed from outside: Imran Khan

Peace in Afghanistan can’t be imposed from outside: Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan says peace and political stability in Afghanistan cannot be imposed from the outside through the use of force.
27 September 20 - 10:18
Coronavirus: 6 of 103 Cases Test Positive

Coronavirus: 6 of 103 Cases Test Positive

The Ministry of Public Health on Saturday reported six new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 103 samples tested in the past 24 hours.
26 September 20 - 15:12
How India Came Around to Talking to the Taliban

How India Came Around to Talking to the Taliban

At the historic inaugural session held in Doha, Jaishankar addressed the gathering remotely and reiterated India’s long-held support for an “Afghan-led, Afghan-owned, and Afghan-controlled” ...
26 September 20 - 13:38
Afghan Cricketers

Afghan Cricketers' Test Match with Australia Postponed

Afghanistan’s first Test against Australia has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Afghanistan’s Cricket Board (ACB) announced on Saturday.
26 September 20 - 13:06
Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 32.34 million, death toll at 983,486​

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 32.34 million, death toll at 983,486​

More than 32.34 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 983,486​ have died, according to a Reuters tally.
26 September 20 - 12:19
Ghani, Imran Khan Discuss Afghan Peace, Say Ceasefire Needed

Ghani, Imran Khan Discuss Afghan Peace, Say Ceasefire Needed

President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in a telephone conversation on Friday discussed the Afghan peace process, said Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman for Presidential Palace....
26 September 20 - 12:15
UK Defence Secretary Says They Fought ‘Illegal Wars’ In Afghanistan, Iraq

UK Defence Secretary Says They Fought ‘Illegal Wars’ In Afghanistan, Iraq

The British government quickly distance itself from Defence Secretary Ben Wallace’s comment that the U.S. had fought “illegal wars” in Afghanistan and Iraq during the Labour administrations ...
26 September 20 - 11:23