Latest Stories

Latest Stories is a portal that reflect major current affairs issues of Afghanistan. In latest stories, we provide more than news. Hot political, security, economic and social daily stories of Afghanistan are published through the Latest Stories section.

SIGAR: Up to 70% ‘Ghost Soldiers’ Within ANDSF Ranks
SIGAR: Up to 70% ‘Ghost Soldiers’ Within ANDSF Ranks

Despite shelling out up to $5 billion per year to sustain and develop Afghanistan’s security forces, the U.S. “lack accurate

1 Aug 2020
US Proposes Solution For Release Of ‘Most Dreaded’ Taliban Prisoners
US Proposes Solution For Release Of ‘Most Dreaded’ Taliban Prisoners

Reuters reports that the U.S. has proposed that the Taliban prisoners, the Afghan government is reluctant to release, be transferred

1 Aug 2020
Pakistan Accuses Afghan Soldiers Of Firing First During Spin Boldak Clashes
Pakistan Accuses Afghan Soldiers Of Firing First During Spin Boldak Clashes

Pakistan and Afghanistan traded allegations over the deadly border clashes and eventual rocket shelling that killed at least 15 civilians,

1 Aug 2020
VP Danesh: 4,600 Taliban Prisoners Released, Achievements Of Past 20 Years In Peace Non-Negotiable
VP Danesh: 4,600 Taliban Prisoners Released, Achievements Of Past 20 Years In Peace Non-Negotiable

Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh said that the peace process had reached an important stage due to the leadership of

30 Jul 2020
Afghanistan Downgraded For Not Meeting Minimum Standards For Eliminating Human Trafficking
Afghanistan Downgraded For Not Meeting Minimum Standards For Eliminating Human Trafficking

In the latest Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report published by the U.S. Department of State, the government of Afghanistan was

30 Jul 2020
Trump Incorrectly Notes US Supplied Weapons To ‘Taliban’ During Soviet War
Trump Incorrectly Notes US Supplied Weapons To ‘Taliban’ During Soviet War

During an interview with Axios on HBO, President Donald Trump incorrectly stated that the U.S. had helped Taliban soldiers during

30 Jul 2020
German Funded Flood Protection Walls To Benefit 30,000 Baghlan Residents
German Funded Flood Protection Walls To Benefit 30,000 Baghlan Residents

Baghlan Governor Taj Mohammad Jahid and the Director of Lower Kunduz River Basin Agency (LKRBA) signed a contract for constructing

30 Jul 2020
Khalilzad Meets Ghani, Abdullah, Karzai And VPs To Encourage Start Of Direct Talks
Khalilzad Meets Ghani, Abdullah, Karzai And VPs To Encourage Start Of Direct Talks

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met Afghan leaders on Wednesday evening, ahead of Eid al-Adha ceasefire, to

30 Jul 2020
Europol: IS-Khorasan One Of The Most Active Islamic State Branches
Europol: IS-Khorasan One Of The Most Active Islamic State Branches

The Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan, IS-K, was one of the most active branches of IS outside of Syria and

29 Jul 2020
Watchdog Calls On Govt To Engage With Local Communities To Develop Mining Sector
Watchdog Calls On Govt To Engage With Local Communities To Develop Mining Sector

Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) said that the role of local communities in mining areas is very weak and the government

29 Jul 2020
US, NATO Welcome Eid Ceasefire And Khalilzad Delays Trip To Pakistan
US, NATO Welcome Eid Ceasefire And Khalilzad Delays Trip To Pakistan

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad welcomed the three-day Eid al-Adha ceasefire, along with NATO and envoys from

29 Jul 2020
TAPI Partners Discuss Progress And Launch Of Pipeline Post COVID-19
TAPI Partners Discuss Progress And Launch Of Pipeline Post COVID-19

The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) said they had held a consultative meeting to discuss the latest activities and

28 Jul 2020
Government Discuss Vision For Peace, Progress, Development And Reform At SOM 2020
Government Discuss Vision For Peace, Progress, Development And Reform At SOM 2020

President Ashraf Ghani shared his vision for peace and progress towards self-reliance and economic growth of Afghanistan with the participants

28 Jul 2020
Afghan peace talks appear imminent with call for Taliban ceasefire
Afghan peace talks appear imminent with call for Taliban ceasefire

Taliban’s call for a three-day ceasefire for Eid al-Adha, the Afghan government’s reaction and President Ashraf Ghani’s statement earlier in

28 Jul 2020
Pentagon Overhauls Process For Paying For Civilian Deaths During US Military Ops
Pentagon Overhauls Process For Paying For Civilian Deaths During US Military Ops

The Pentagon is overhauling the way it tracks and reports payments to the families of civilians killed or injured in

28 Jul 2020
Ghani To Inaugurate Day 2 Of Senior Official Meeting 2020
Ghani To Inaugurate Day 2 Of Senior Official Meeting 2020

President Ashraf Ghani will deliver the keynote address on the second day of the Fourth Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) 2020

28 Jul 2020
Save The Children: Minors Made Up Third Of Afghan Civilian Casualties So Far This Year
Save The Children: Minors Made Up Third Of Afghan Civilian Casualties So Far This Year

Children made up 31% of the overall civilian casualties according to the UN’s midyear report on civilians in armed conflict

28 Jul 2020
China Tells Afghanistan, Nepal To Be More Like Pakistan At Foreign Ministers Meet
China Tells Afghanistan, Nepal To Be More Like Pakistan At Foreign Ministers Meet

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday, asked Afghanistan and Nepal to be like “iron brother” Pakistan and urged to

28 Jul 2020
Helmand Opium Growers Turn To Solar Power To Irrigate Fields, Increase Production: BBC
Helmand Opium Growers Turn To Solar Power To Irrigate Fields, Increase Production: BBC

Opium farmers in Helmand are installing solar panels to power their electric pumps for drawing ground water for irrigation, reports

27 Jul 2020
UNAMA Records 3,458 Afghan Civilian Casualties In first Half Of 2020
UNAMA Records 3,458 Afghan Civilian Casualties In first Half Of 2020

The UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) reports that the first half of 2020, witnessed fluctuating levels of violence, killing

27 Jul 2020
4th Annual Potato Blossom Festival Celebrated In Bamyan
4th Annual Potato Blossom Festival Celebrated In Bamyan

The Ministry of Agriculture celebrated the 4th Potato Blossom Festival in Bamyan on Sunday, and inaugurated 95 potato reserves...

26 Jul 2020
Afghan-Born US Citizen Charged For Running Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme
Afghan-Born US Citizen Charged For Running Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

Naim Ismail, an Afghan-born U.S. citizen, was arrested and charged in connection to various investment schemes that defrauded victims of

26 Jul 2020
Khalilzad Headed To Qatar Then Afghanistan To Push for Peace Talks
Khalilzad Headed To Qatar Then Afghanistan To Push for Peace Talks

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad is scheduled to visit Kabul in his latest five-nation trip to press

26 Jul 2020
79% Of Afghan Returnees Worried About Contracting COVID-19: Report
79% Of Afghan Returnees Worried About Contracting COVID-19: Report

Among the Afghan returnees from Iran, Pakistan and Turkey, almost all had heard about COVID-19, but a majority said they

25 Jul 2020
Nabil: We Have Now Become Victims Of Proxy Peace
Nabil: We Have Now Become Victims Of Proxy Peace

Rahmatullah Nabil, the former chief of the National Directorate of Security, said that Afghanistan has become a...

25 Jul 2020
UN: Al Qaeda Covertly Active In 12 Provinces With Leader Based In Afghanistan
UN: Al Qaeda Covertly Active In 12 Provinces With Leader Based In Afghanistan

An estimated 6,000 to 6,5000 Pakistani terrorists are in Afghanistan, most of them fighting under the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a

25 Jul 2020
Ombudsperson: Corruption Exists In COVID-19 Budget Spending
Ombudsperson: Corruption Exists In COVID-19 Budget Spending

The Office of the Ombudsperson said that preliminary investigations indicate that there is corruption in the use of the Coronavirus

25 Jul 2020
Upper House Of UK Parliament Launches Inquiry On Strategy Towards Afghanistan
Upper House Of UK Parliament Launches Inquiry On Strategy Towards Afghanistan

The House of Lords launched an inquiry aimed at exploring the U.K’s diplomatic, military and aid strategy for Afghanistan on

25 Jul 2020
Khalilzad: Defining Moment For Afghanistan And The Region
Khalilzad: Defining Moment For Afghanistan And The Region

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad said the lead-up to the intra-Afghan talks is a defining moment for

25 Jul 2020
US Provides Over $36.7M For COVID-19 Response In Afghanistan
US Provides Over $36.7M For COVID-19 Response In Afghanistan

The U.S. government allocated over $36.7 million to help Afghanistan’s COVID-19 response, and expedited $90 million through the World Bank,

23 Jul 2020
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