Ambassadors of EU, Germany, Japan, UK, US and UNAMA on behalf of the Election Support Group met with President Ghani and CE Abdullah on Monday to discuss their role in building public trust and confidence in presidential election process. The ambassadors appreciated the two presidential decrees which have put in place a system of non-interference of government officials and security forces in elections. However the

22 July 2019

12 Taliban insurgents were killed and nine others were injured in clashes with Afghan National Police (ANP) in Haidar Quli and Sultan Mir Agha villages, Farah City of Farah province, Ministry of Interior reported. Unfortunately, two Afghan National Policemen were martyred during the clashes. Meanwhile, the Counter- Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) arrested two drug smugglers at

22 July 2019

The case of sexual harassment claim of Afghan female football players which was published by an international newspaper have been sent to the EVAW court on the 11th of July 2019. The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan assigned a delegation to investigate the case comprehensively, fairly and accurately. Which after completing the investigation conducted in and abroad of Afghanistan,

22 July 2019

In an operation of National Directorate of Security forces in Kunar province, the son of a Taliban commander was killed and 3 others were arrested, as per NDS. National Directorate of Security said in a statement on Monday, NDS special forces carried out an operation on Taliban insurgents in Sura Dara village of Dangam district. In the

22 July 2019

Iran has detained 17 Iranian citizens accused of acting as spies for the United States Central Intelligence Agency, according to the country's Ministry of Intelligence. An Intelligence Ministry document sent to CNN claims Iran had broken up a CIA spying ring and captured 17 suspects, all of whom confessed to acting as spies for the CIA. "Defendants

22 July 2019

President Donald Trump will press Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan for assistance in advancing the peace process in Afghanistan when the two leaders meet at the White House on Monday in their bid to reset strained relations between the two countries, as per Voice of America. Pakistan has arranged Washington’s direct peace negotiations with Taliban insurgents who are fighting local and U.S.-led international troops

22 July 2019

Provincial officials have reported that various telecom companies’ offices have been sealed off in Balkh province. Monir Ahmad Farhad, spokesman of Balkh governor told Reporterly on Monday that, the action comes after the local officials on Sunday in a statement warned the companies to resume their nighttime operation, but the latter didn’t pay attention to the warning.

22 July 2019

Rahmatullah Nabil, the former NDS director expressed in a tweet that the key difference between what happened in Bonn 2001 & the US led peace process now is that the US has given Pakistan & Taliban “veto power”. “When the process fails some in US will blame it on Afghan disunity though they should accept responsibility for their repeated mistakes of of trusting Pakistan

22 July 2019

Deputy Minister for Political Affairs Mr. Idrees Zaman hosted a reception at Ramada Almaty a day before the Joint Regional Conference on Counter-Terrorism & Counter-Narcotics. During the reception, Mr Zaman interacted with the representatives of the HoA-IP Countries and relevant organizations on issues related to the conference. Participants of the conference shared their views on the upcoming

22 July 2019

The Afghan Army in north has reported that 16 Taliban insurgents were killed in Faryab province. In several security incidents in Shirin Tagab, Qaysar, Kohistan district of the province, 16 Taliban insurgents were killed and 23 others were injured, 209th Shahin Corps in a statement said on Monday. The statement further added that, the clashes took place

22 July 2019