Hekmat Khalil Karzai, the Deputy Foreign Minister, while addressing an event on Afghanistan’s foreign policy at Afghanistan Law and Political Studies Organization in Kabul on Tuesday, expressed Kabul’s concern over the repercussions of the confrontation between US and Russia. According to him, the tensions brewing between Russia and the United States with respect to Ukraine are now shifting to Afghanistan as well. This may

3 October 2018

India’s cricket team defeated Afghanistan by 51 runs in the last match of group stage at U-19 Asia cup. Afghanistan, previously defeated UAE and Nepal to graduate for semi-finals of the tournament. They will play against Sri Lanka in the second semi-final on Friday. India will face Bangladesh in the first semi-final.

2 October 2018

The government of Afghanistan requested the Pakistan cleric Maulana Samiul Haq also known as Father of Taliban to help efforts in ending the 17 year old war. An Afghan delegation issued a call to meet with Maulana Samiul Haw who is the head of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam at Darul Uloom Haqqania in Akora Khattak on Monday. The delegation included religious leaders, representatives of Kabul government, former

2 October 2018

In response to the possibility of privatising the US war in Afghanistan, President Ghani has cleared the air that he will not allow ‘foreign mercenaries’ in Afghanistan. The president expressed trust in the Afghan forces and said that Afghanistan’s forces have enough potential to save the country from collapse. At the Mayors National Conference, President Ghani said “You should know that the work which is

2 October 2018

A member of the Afghan parliament has pointed to the horrifying information that girls of Afghan descent may be joining ISIL despite hailing from schools in Kabul. Mohammad Arif Rahmani, a member of the House of Representatives and the High Council of the Enlightenment Movement, wrote in a Facebook status post while quoting a reliable source at the National Directorate of Security: "Adolescent girls

1 October 2018

As IEC announced the arrival of a final batch of biometric kits on coming Thursday, as it seems that the electoral watchdog has begun its tough work on the upcoming elections for parliament. Last week, the IEC began to train 250 of its personnel in the usage of biometric devices and the training was completed in 3 days. The trained personnel are now supposed

1 October 2018

GURBANGULY BERDIMUHAMEDOV, President of Turkmenistan, while addressing the 73rd UNGA on Saturday made sure he gave due weight to Afghanistan in his speech. Mr Berdimuhamedov said that the world was witnessing a proliferation of conflict prone areas and a decrease in trust and mutual understanding of global development. On disarmament and fight against terrorism, he said that support for Afghanistan is crucial for ensuring security

1 October 2018

A proposal circulating in Washington lobbying for the US War on Afghanistan to be privatized has become a controversial matter in Afghan domestic politics. Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater and an ally of US President Donal Trump is the brain behind the privatization proposal. In response to Mr Prince’s proposal, many Afghan senators have asked the National Unity Government to take a firm

1 October 2018