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Special Envoys from US & Europe Reiterate Affirmation on Sustainable Peace in Afghanistan
Special Envoys from US & Europe Reiterate Affirmation on Sustainable Peace in Afghanistan

Gareth Bayley, the UK Prime Minister's Special Representative, convened a meeting in London...

24 Apr 2019
CIA to Shift Focus Back to Combating Nation-State “Rivals”
CIA to Shift Focus Back to Combating Nation-State “Rivals”

CIA Director Gina Haspel is reorienting the nation's top intelligence agency, shifting its emphasis from counterterrorism to combating nation-state rivals

24 Apr 2019
UNAMA Finds 23% Decline in Overall Civilian Casualties in 2019 Q1
UNAMA Finds 23% Decline in Overall Civilian Casualties in 2019 Q1

In the first quarter of 2019, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) found out that from 1 January to

24 Apr 2019
AIHRC Reports 19 Percent Increase in Civilian Casualties in 2018, Majority of Casualties at Hands of Taliban
AIHRC Reports 19 Percent Increase in Civilian Casualties in 2018, Majority of Casualties at Hands of Taliban

An Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) survey shows that civilian...

23 Apr 2019
Moscow to Host Russia-US-China Trilateral Meet on Afghan Peace
Moscow to Host Russia-US-China Trilateral Meet on Afghan Peace

Moscow is set to host a trilateral meeting on Afghan peace within the next two days between Russia...

23 Apr 2019
Iran and Pakistan to Set Up Joint Border ‘Reaction Force’
Iran and Pakistan to Set Up Joint Border ‘Reaction Force’

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan agreed on Monday to set up a joint border "reaction

22 Apr 2019
Afghanistan Squad for ICC World Cup Announced
Afghanistan Squad for ICC World Cup Announced

The Afghanistan Cricket Board Selection Committee announced Afghanistan’s squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The final squad was

22 Apr 2019
Private Intra-Afghan Talks: Taliban Willing for Peace in Afghanistan, Silent on Effective Role & Rights of Women
Private Intra-Afghan Talks: Taliban Willing for Peace in Afghanistan, Silent on Effective Role & Rights of Women

A report by the Washington Post claims that on Saturday, about 20 Afghan emigres from Europe and the United States,

22 Apr 2019
Controversy Over President Ghani’s Term In Office: Can the Judicial Review of Supreme Court Solve the Issue?
Controversy Over President Ghani’s Term In Office: Can the Judicial Review of Supreme Court Solve the Issue?

The documents released in the media indicate that Ghani's term of office has been extended until 22...

21 Apr 2019
USAID & MoPH Implement Programs to Make Quality Basic Health Care Accessible to Afghans
USAID & MoPH Implement Programs to Make Quality Basic Health Care Accessible to Afghans

USAID partners with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) of Afghanistan and local partners...

21 Apr 2019
Pakistan May Have Expressed Interest in Purchasing Russian Military Hardware Worth $9 Billion
Pakistan May Have Expressed Interest in Purchasing Russian Military Hardware Worth $9 Billion

Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported that Pakistan has recently expressed interest in making a huge purchase of Russian military

20 Apr 2019
FM Rabbani Appreciates Kyrgyzstan’s Role in Afghan Development Ahead of SCO Contact Group Meet
FM Rabbani Appreciates Kyrgyzstan’s Role in Afghan Development Ahead of SCO Contact Group Meet

“Upon achieving a successful outcome to our peace efforts, the Govt of the I.R of Afghanistan is committed to...

18 Apr 2019
Ulema of Afghanistan and Pakistan Appeal to Governments, Parents & Care-Givers to Ensure Poliovirus Immunization of Children
Ulema of Afghanistan and Pakistan Appeal to Governments, Parents & Care-Givers to Ensure Poliovirus Immunization of Children

The Ulema of Afghanistan and Pakistan gathered in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman on 14- 15 April 2019 to support the

18 Apr 2019
Pompeo: We’re Trying to End Afghan War and Save Lives of Soldiers
Pompeo: We’re Trying to End Afghan War and Save Lives of Soldiers

The statement of Pompeo comes just days after the Taliban announced their annual spring offensive...

17 Apr 2019
Ministry of Economy: Afghanistan’s Population Growing Rapidly with Increasing Demographic Dividend
Ministry of Economy: Afghanistan’s Population Growing Rapidly with Increasing Demographic Dividend

Officials of Ministry of Economy of Afghanistan have said that Afghanistan's population increases 2.14 percent every year, and their estimations

17 Apr 2019
Ministry of Education Set to Distribute 2.2 Million Books to School Students in Afghanistan, Build New Schools and Upgrade Teachers
Ministry of Education Set to Distribute 2.2 Million Books to School Students in Afghanistan, Build New Schools and Upgrade Teachers

Mohammad Mirwais Balkhi, the acting minister of education said at a news conference in Kabul that the process for distribution

17 Apr 2019
Uzbekistan to Ask World Bank to Build New Railway from Afghanistan to Pakistan
Uzbekistan to Ask World Bank to Build New Railway from Afghanistan to Pakistan

Uzbekistan plans to involve the World Bank in construction of a new railway through Afghanistan, Trend reports with reference to

16 Apr 2019
Security & Justice Election Team Led by Rahmatullah Nabil Boycott Peace Consultative Jirga
Security & Justice Election Team Led by Rahmatullah Nabil Boycott Peace Consultative Jirga

The joint statement states that the composition of the leadership team of the Consultative Peace Jirga is dependent...

15 Apr 2019
Atmar’s Peace and Moderation Election Team Boycotts Peace Consultative Jirga
Atmar’s Peace and Moderation Election Team Boycotts Peace Consultative Jirga

The Peace and Moderation Election Team led by Mohammad Hanif Atmar announced on Monday that no one will participate as

15 Apr 2019
Pak Former Envoy to US: No Evidence of Ending Support to Terror Group by Pak, Promise Made Out of Fear
Pak Former Envoy to US: No Evidence of Ending Support to Terror Group by Pak, Promise Made Out of Fear

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's recent statement promising an end of support to terror groups does not reflect a change

15 Apr 2019
US Didn’t Impose War, Taliban is Prolonging Violence by Refusing to End it: Khalilzad
US Didn’t Impose War, Taliban is Prolonging Violence by Refusing to End it: Khalilzad

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad wrote on Twitter that the US did not impose this war, for

15 Apr 2019
Factors that Led Former Afghan Representative to UN Mahmoud Saiqal’s Resignation at the Foreign Ministry
Factors that Led Former Afghan Representative to UN Mahmoud Saiqal’s Resignation at the Foreign Ministry

Mahmoud Saiqal, the former Representative of Afghanistan to United Nations resigned from Ministry of Foreign Affairs in protest of unreceptive,

14 Apr 2019
ICC Judges’ Rejection Of An Afghanistan Investigation A Devastating Blow For Victims: Human Rights Watch
ICC Judges’ Rejection Of An Afghanistan Investigation A Devastating Blow For Victims: Human Rights Watch

"This decision is a victory for the rule of law and the integrity of the ICC as an institution, given

13 Apr 2019
US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad Reprimands Taliban’s Spring Offensive Amid Peace Talks
US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad Reprimands Taliban’s Spring Offensive Amid Peace Talks

US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad condemned the Taliban's spring offensive announcement on Friday through a series of tweets. He described it as

13 Apr 2019
Pompeo Says Welfare of Afghan Women a Priority in Peace Talks, Silent on Legality of War Against Iran
Pompeo Says Welfare of Afghan Women a Priority in Peace Talks, Silent on Legality of War Against Iran

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat from New Hampshire who is the only woman on the US Senate Foreign Relations

11 Apr 2019
Indian General Elections Kickstart Today: 20 States Go to Poll
Indian General Elections Kickstart Today: 20 States Go to Poll

The Union (Parliamentary) elections have begun in India as Indians started to vote in the first phase of the process

11 Apr 2019
Economic Brief: Turning Afghanistan into an Exporting Country with Multiple Paths
Economic Brief: Turning Afghanistan into an Exporting Country with Multiple Paths

Ajaml Ahmady, the acting minister of Industry and Commerce emphasised in a press conference that the ministry has put its

10 Apr 2019
Pak PM Khan: Will Not Allow Armed Militias Created by Our Army to Operate Anymore
Pak PM Khan: Will Not Allow Armed Militias Created by Our Army to Operate Anymore

Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan recently interacted with a couple of reporters in Islamabad wherein he announced that his government

10 Apr 2019
Election Teams of 12 Presidential Candidates Reject Council of Peace
Election Teams of 12 Presidential Candidates Reject Council of Peace

12 Afghan presidential candidates have expressed that peace is a national and inclusive process, saying that no entity or group

10 Apr 2019
IRGC Blacklisting: Most Arab Countries Welcome Move by US, Iran Responds by Blacklisting US CENTCOM
IRGC Blacklisting: Most Arab Countries Welcome Move by US, Iran Responds by Blacklisting US CENTCOM

Bahrain welcomed on Monday the designation with its Foreign Ministry stressing the importance of this decision in...

9 Apr 2019
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