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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
President Ghani signs up to run for presidential elections, he calls the idea of interim government “ridiculous”
President Ghani signs up to run for presidential elections, he calls the idea of interim government “ridiculous”

President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday registered as a candidate for the presidential elections...

20 Jan 2019
First VP & HPC Chief show support for Abdullah Abdullah’s candidature in Presidential run
First VP & HPC Chief show support for Abdullah Abdullah’s candidature in Presidential run

A gathering took place in Kabul on Sunday to announce support for Dr Abdullah Abdullah's nomination...

20 Jan 2019
Pakistan may prefer weak and destabilised Afghanistan to a stronger and unified state: US Congressional report
Pakistan may prefer weak and destabilised Afghanistan to a stronger and unified state: US Congressional report

According to a US Congressional report which highlights India’s lack of desire to pursue a deeper...

19 Jan 2019
New Delhi: Pakistan cannot dictate how Afghanistan should conduct their foreign policy
New Delhi: Pakistan cannot dictate how Afghanistan should conduct their foreign policy

A statement of the Indian ministry of external affairs states that "It is not for Pakistan to decide as to

18 Jan 2019
Human Rights Watch Report 2019: Afghan Civilians Face Catastrophe, Onus on Insurgents, Poor Governance & Bad Strategy by US
Human Rights Watch Report 2019: Afghan Civilians Face Catastrophe, Onus on Insurgents, Poor Governance & Bad Strategy by US

Highlighting a worrying impact of insecurity, the report sheds light on the massive displacement...

17 Jan 2019
Khalilzad Stresses The Road To Peace Will Require The Taliban To Sit With The Afghan Government, Says US Will Fight If Taliban Does
Khalilzad Stresses The Road To Peace Will Require The Taliban To Sit With The Afghan Government, Says US Will Fight If Taliban Does

Ambassador Khalilzad informed that he met with Afghan officials in Kabul this morning to discuss peace...

16 Jan 2019
Afghan NSA: We will retaliate for last night’s attack in Kabul
Afghan NSA: We will retaliate for last night’s attack in Kabul

In a statement issued by the Afghan National Security Council, Hamdullah Moheb in response...

15 Jan 2019
Pakistan Detains Senior Taliban Member to “Send a Message”
Pakistan Detains Senior Taliban Member to “Send a Message”

Pakistan has detained a senior Afghan Taliban member in an attempt to put pressure on the militants amid talks with

15 Jan 2019
Preliminary results of the Kabul parliamentary election announced
Preliminary results of the Kabul parliamentary election announced

The Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) has announced preliminary results of the parliamentary elections of Kabul at a press conference

14 Jan 2019
Former US Envoy Alleges Misuse of Funds Granted to Pakistan
Former US Envoy Alleges Misuse of Funds Granted to Pakistan

The US also gave funds for the promotion of education in Sindh and Balochistan...

14 Jan 2019
Report Shows Afghan War Most Lethal and Deadliest in 2018
Report Shows Afghan War Most Lethal and Deadliest in 2018

ACLED has released their 2018 annual report surveying the disorder patterns over the past year...

14 Jan 2019
At India-Central Asia Dialogue, Indian External Affairs Minister Emphasises on Building Connectivity to Boost Trade & Development in Afghanistan
13 Jan 2019
Haqqani: Afghanistan Will Fight To Preserve The Gains of The Last 17 Years
Haqqani: Afghanistan Will Fight To Preserve The Gains of The Last 17 Years

Haqqani says Taliban will gain the upper hand if the US withdraws troops from Afghanistan...

10 Jan 2019
The Drawdown Will Not Have Significant Impact / No Peace Without Afghans-intra-Afghan Dialogue: NSA Mohib
The Drawdown Will Not Have Significant Impact / No Peace Without Afghans-intra-Afghan Dialogue: NSA Mohib

NSA Mohib emphasized on the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace talks and the steps...

6 Jan 2019
China discreetly lends $2bn to Pakistan amid the latter’s fiscal crisis
China discreetly lends $2bn to Pakistan amid the latter’s fiscal crisis

China has committed to invest more than $60bn in infrastructure, energy, railway...

2 Jan 2019
MoIC Emphasises on Afghanistan’s Economic Achievements of 2018
MoIC Emphasises on Afghanistan’s Economic Achievements of 2018

In a press conference on Wednesday, Ajmal Hameed Abdulrahimzai, the Deputy Minister...

2 Jan 2019
NASA’s New Horizons Flies By the Furthest Object to be Explored by Humans
NASA’s New Horizons Flies By the Furthest Object to be Explored by Humans

Offering scientists the first up-close look at an ancient building block of planets...

1 Jan 2019
Postponement of Presidential Elections a Constitutional Violation: Mohammad Hanif Atmar
Postponement of Presidential Elections a Constitutional Violation: Mohammad Hanif Atmar

The statement continues to say that holding four elections simultaneously is outside the capacity...

1 Jan 2019
Retired US General Criticises US Prez Trump for Troop Pull-Out Decision & Politicising Iraq Visit
Retired US General Criticises US Prez Trump for Troop Pull-Out Decision & Politicising Iraq Visit

McChrystal told ABC's Martha Raddatz, "I don't think he tells the truth...

31 Dec 2018
Afghan Achievements like Freedom of Press and Speech Not to be Compromised with in Peace Talks: Second VP Danish
Afghan Achievements like Freedom of Press and Speech Not to be Compromised with in Peace Talks: Second VP Danish

Second Vice President Sarwar Danish while addressing an event for Access to Information Commission...

30 Dec 2018
Poll Shows US Voters’ Simultaneous Support for Troop Withdrawal and Stay in Syria, Afghanistan
Poll Shows US Voters’ Simultaneous Support for Troop Withdrawal and Stay in Syria, Afghanistan

In the poll, 52% of respondents said they back the moves in Syria and Afghanistan...

30 Dec 2018
To Mitigate Drought and Food Security Risks in Afghanistan, UN OCHA Humanitarian Response Team Creates a Famine Mechanism
To Mitigate Drought and Food Security Risks in Afghanistan, UN OCHA Humanitarian Response Team Creates a Famine Mechanism

An earlier humanitarian response report highlighted that in 2019, 6.3 Million Afghans...

29 Dec 2018
In 2018, the World Failed Children in Conflict Who Make up 89% of Casualties in Afghanistan War: UNICEF
In 2018, the World Failed Children in Conflict Who Make up 89% of Casualties in Afghanistan War: UNICEF

The story by UNICEF continues “For the thousands of children killed or maimed in conflicts...

29 Dec 2018
Peace, Welfare of Soldiers & Martyr Families, Coordination Among Security Forces & Ministry Among Top Priorities of Acting Minister of Defense Khaled
Peace, Welfare of Soldiers & Martyr Families, Coordination Among Security Forces & Ministry Among Top Priorities of Acting Minister of Defense Khaled

An event in the Ministry of Defense on Saturday saw addresses by National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib, Acting Defense Minister

29 Dec 2018
IEC Under Presidential Pressures to Postpone Presidential Election: Atmar
IEC Under Presidential Pressures to Postpone Presidential Election: Atmar

This is in direct opposition to paragraph 2 and 3 article 61 of the Constitution and the provisions...

27 Dec 2018
People Will Decide Country’s Future, Our Unity is not in Danger: President Ghani
People Will Decide Country’s Future, Our Unity is not in Danger: President Ghani

President Ghani also expressed that he appreciates the "hard work" by the Independent...

27 Dec 2018
2018 Bloodiest & Most Dangerous Year for Afghan Media: NAI
2018 Bloodiest & Most Dangerous Year for Afghan Media: NAI

Nai (SOMA) Supporting Open Media, Afghanistan has reported that 2018 is the bloodiest...

27 Dec 2018
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