Based on reports, after several days of consultation and discussion, the Afghan government has been able to finalize the list of participants of Qatar summit. A source from the government of Afghanistan told BBC that after several days of consultation, Reconciliation Leadership Council will send 150 individuals including 40 women to Qatar summit. It is said that

15 April 2019

Ms Alison Blake CMG has been appointed the UK’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in succession to Sir Nicholas Kay KCMG. Ms Blake will take up her appointment during May 2019. Alison Blake CMG was appointed as British High Commissioner to Bangladesh in January 2016 and in October 2016 was invited to join the

15 April 2019

Security officials have warned of high-level security threats in Sangcharak district of Sar-e Pol province. Speaking to Reporterly on Monday, Zabiullah Amani, spokesman of Sar-e-Pol governor said that the district faces high-security threats and threats are increasing. Mr. Amani added, "reinforcement forces had been deployed to the district a few days ago, and today a number of security forces were also sent to the district

15 April 2019

Chief Executive of Afghan government Abdullah Abdullah says that Taliban are still the biggest obstacle to achieving peace. He made the remark in a meeting with US Congress delegation led by Senator Jack Reed. Dr Abdullah thanked the efforts of Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad, the United States special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation and said that the Taliban are the biggest obstacle to achieving peace.

15 April 2019

The US Embassy in Kabul tweeted on Monday that its officers made a trip to Jalalabad city on Sunday for meeting Nangarhar governor Shahmahmood Miakhel, some women and civil society groups, tribal and ulema leaders, and local journalists. The officials wanted to hear about the security challenges faced by residents. They discussed the need to reduce

15 April 2019

Sayed Hussain Alami, Minister of Refugees and Repatriations said that over one and a half million internally displaced persons and returnees have been helped and forced expulsion of Afghan refugees from European and Turkey has been prevented. “As a result of negotiations between delegates of Ministry of Refugees with the host countries of immigrants, the prospect for obtaining legal residency is provided in those

15 April 2019

Afghan Army in northern part of Afghanistan reported that 179 Taliban insurgents were killed and 77 were wounded in the past three days since the beginning of the Fatah operation. Press office of 209 Shaheen Corps said in a statement on Monday that since the beginning of the operation in Badakhshan, Kunduz, Baghlan, Balkh, Sar-e Pol and Faryab provinces 179 insurgents including 15 commanders

15 April 2019

Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) Spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal on Saturday said that Pakistan believes in a peaceful and negotiated settlement as the only way forward for Afghanistan. Dr Faisal took to Twitter and said that Pakistan wants to see a peaceful solution of conflicts within Afghanistan. He wrote on his timeline, “FM said, Pakistan believes that peaceful and negotiated settlement is the only way forward

15 April 2019

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, one of Afghanistan’s former warlords, has said there is "no doubt" neighboring Pakistan supports the Afghan Taliban. In an interview with RFE/RL in the Afghan capital on April 14, Hekmatyar also expressed hope that talks scheduled this week between the Western-backed Kabul government and the Taliban could prove a significant step towards ending the war. U.S. and Afghan officials have long accused Pakistan

15 April 2019

The ministry of energy and water said that the water level in Kabul river has increased by 80 cm. The Water Resources Department of the ministry said in a statement that due to constant rainfall in the past few days, Kabul’s river water level has risen about 80 centimeters, compared to last week. The statement added that

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