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Afghan Politicians and Taliban Representatives Begin Talks in Moscow Despite Government Opposition
Afghan Politicians and Taliban Representatives Begin Talks in Moscow Despite Government Opposition

The talk between the Taliban and Afghan political representatives is taking place just weeks after intense negotiations between...

5 Feb 2019
Former Pakistani Diplomat Raises Concerns Over His Country’s Intentions in the Peace Process
Former Pakistani Diplomat Raises Concerns Over His Country’s Intentions in the Peace Process

The US, Afghanistan and India have repeatedly accused Pakistan of supporting the Taliban and providing refuge to its leaders...

5 Feb 2019
CE Abdullah: Centrality of Afghan Government in Peace Talks is Crucial
CE Abdullah: Centrality of Afghan Government in Peace Talks is Crucial

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah while addressing journalists at a press conference in Kabul on Monday...

4 Feb 2019
India Refuses to Support Interim Government Proposal, Concerned About Stability in the Region
India Refuses to Support Interim Government Proposal, Concerned About Stability in the Region

India has thus put up a stance that it does not back the establishment of some interim government in...

4 Feb 2019
Trump: Will Leave Intelligence Behind Post Troop Withdrawal, and Will Come Back if We Have To
Trump: Will Leave Intelligence Behind Post Troop Withdrawal, and Will Come Back if We Have To

In an interview with CBS News, US President Donald Trump was asked whether there...

3 Feb 2019
Political Divide Overshadows Moscow Talks
Political Divide Overshadows Moscow Talks

President Ghani’s chief advisor, Fazel Fazly on Twitter blamed the Afghan leaders for partaking in the talks...

3 Feb 2019
UNICEF Afghanistan Appeals for $50 million to Give Emergency Assistance to Children
UNICEF Afghanistan Appeals for $50 million to Give Emergency Assistance to Children

On Sunday, the UNICEF Afghanistan launched its Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) 2019 appeal, which highlights a total of 6.3

3 Feb 2019
Daudzai Says Rapid Troop Withdrawal Would Increase Violence in Afghanistan
Daudzai Says Rapid Troop Withdrawal Would Increase Violence in Afghanistan

The Afghan government has always been willing to meet with the Taliban, said Daudzi...

2 Feb 2019
US Senate Votes to Proceed Amendment that Critiques Trump’s Troop Withdrawal Decision
US Senate Votes to Proceed Amendment that Critiques Trump’s Troop Withdrawal Decision

"I think a number of our members, as you know, talk to the President on fairly regular basis and have

2 Feb 2019
Khalilzad Tells Critics Don’t Rush to Conclusions as Path to Peace isn’t Straight
Khalilzad Tells Critics Don’t Rush to Conclusions as Path to Peace isn’t Straight

He continued “We made significant progress on two vital issues: counter terrorism and troop withdrawal...

31 Jan 2019
Pak’s “Narrow” Approach to Counter-Terrorism May Fail US’s Efforts and Peace in Afghanistan & India, Says Director of US National Intelligence
31 Jan 2019
Taliban Say They Don’t Want to ‘Rule’ Afghanistan Alone
Taliban Say They Don’t Want to ‘Rule’ Afghanistan Alone

The Taliban issued the statement as the intensified US-led talks to resolve the Afghanistan war continue...

31 Jan 2019
Now is Not the Time to Rush Exit Strategy in Afghanistan, Don’t Sacrifice Progress of Past Years, Says Norwegian Refugee Council Secretary General
Now is Not the Time to Rush Exit Strategy in Afghanistan, Don’t Sacrifice Progress of Past Years, Says Norwegian Refugee Council Secretary General

In a statement in reaction to Afghanistan peace talks, Jan Egeland, the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council expressed

30 Jan 2019
Important to Maintain Pressure on Terrorist Groups in Afghanistan, Monitoring Regime Critical Nevertheless: CIA Director Haspel
Important to Maintain Pressure on Terrorist Groups in Afghanistan, Monitoring Regime Critical Nevertheless: CIA Director Haspel

During a testimony to the Senate Select Committee, regarding the potential peace agreement with the Taliban, CIA Director Gina Haspel

30 Jan 2019
Al-Qaeda, ISIS & Affiliates Continue to Pose Serious Threat: US Senator Majority Leader McConnell
Al-Qaeda, ISIS & Affiliates Continue to Pose Serious Threat: US Senator Majority Leader McConnell

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the S. 1 foreign

30 Jan 2019
Corruption Perceptions Index 2018: Afghanistan Fairs Marginally Better
Corruption Perceptions Index 2018: Afghanistan Fairs Marginally Better

Corruption Perceptions Index of 2018 has been revealed by Transparency International and it shows, unfortunately, the continued failure of most

29 Jan 2019
Afghans Must Seize the Opportunity to Put Differences Aside, the Key to their Problems is in Their Hands Now: Khalilzad as he Pushes for Intra-Afghan Talks
28 Jan 2019
Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan ‘Concerned’ About Future of Freedom of Expression
Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan ‘Concerned’ About Future of Freedom of Expression

Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan has raised concern about the future of the right to freedom of expression...

28 Jan 2019
Choose to Either Stand with Afghan People or Be Used as Tool by Other Countries: President Ghani to Taliban
Choose to Either Stand with Afghan People or Be Used as Tool by Other Countries: President Ghani to Taliban

President Ghani in a public address on Monday expressed that “Every Afghan wants peace.No Afghan wants long-term presence of foreign

28 Jan 2019
For Khalilzad, Intra-Afghan Negotiation & Comprehensive Ceasefire Paramount as He Concludes Talks with Taliban in Doha
For Khalilzad, Intra-Afghan Negotiation & Comprehensive Ceasefire Paramount as He Concludes Talks with Taliban in Doha

US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad announced on his Twitter page that he has concluded...

26 Jan 2019
Taliban and US Likely to Have Finalised on Draft Agreement, Possible Ceasefire and Withdrawal of Foreign Troops
Taliban and US Likely to Have Finalised on Draft Agreement, Possible Ceasefire and Withdrawal of Foreign Troops

U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is heading to Afghan capital Kabul to brief President Ashraf Ghani...

26 Jan 2019
Purpose of NATO’s presence in Afghanistan is to prevent it from becoming terrorist safe havens: NATO Chief Stoltenberg
Purpose of NATO’s presence in Afghanistan is to prevent it from becoming terrorist safe havens: NATO Chief Stoltenberg

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg emphasised during a press conference that the alliance has a presence in Afghanistan to

26 Jan 2019
At WEF in Davos, CE Abdullah Urges World to not “Give up” on Afghanistan
At WEF in Davos, CE Abdullah Urges World to not “Give up” on Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump’s administration last month indicated that it could pull out half of the 14,000...

24 Jan 2019
ARG trying to bring unilateral reforms to IEC, must consult others as well: Atmar
ARG trying to bring unilateral reforms to IEC, must consult others as well: Atmar

The press office of Mohammad Hanif Atmar in a statement on Wednesday said that while the Peace and Moderation...

24 Jan 2019
NSA Mohib establishes Working Group to facilitate EU support for Afghan-led & owned peace
NSA Mohib establishes Working Group to facilitate EU support for Afghan-led & owned peace

On Wednesday it was announced in a joint press release that the EU and Afghan government met in Kabul to

24 Jan 2019
Corruption an impediment in Afghan reconstruction & battlefield performance of security forces: SIGAR
Corruption an impediment in Afghan reconstruction & battlefield performance of security forces: SIGAR

John F. Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction while addressing a meeting themed...

23 Jan 2019
CE Abdullah at WEF: “Balance of Power” politics can be a grave threat to peace and reconciliation
CE Abdullah at WEF: “Balance of Power” politics can be a grave threat to peace and reconciliation

CE Abdullah later addressed the WEF2019 session titled ‘Peace & Reconciliation in a Multipolar World.’ He stressed...

23 Jan 2019
World Economic Outlook Projects Afghanistan’s Growth Rate at 2.4% for 2019, 3% for 2020
World Economic Outlook Projects Afghanistan’s Growth Rate at 2.4% for 2019, 3% for 2020

The update notes that the global growth forecast for 2019 and 2020 had already been revised downward...

22 Jan 2019
Amnesty International calls on Pak authorities over violation of freedoms, asks to disclose whereabouts of Mehsud
Amnesty International calls on Pak authorities over violation of freedoms, asks to disclose whereabouts of Mehsud

Global rights watchdog Amnesty International has called on the Pakistani authorities to disclose the whereabouts of a Pakistani human rights

22 Jan 2019
US senator Lindsey Graham urges Trump to meet with Afghan and Pak leaders
US senator Lindsey Graham urges Trump to meet with Afghan and Pak leaders

U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday expressed that he will urge President Donald Trump to meet with the leaders

21 Jan 2019
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