US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad announced on Twitter that US is set to hold talks with Taliban on June 29. He wrote “based on my recent visits to Afghanistan and Qatar, I believe all sides want rapid progress”. These will be the seventh round of talks between US and Taliban. In the meanwhile, Pakistan hosted

22 June 2019

The National U20 Futsal Team finished second in the AFC Futsal Championship after losing the final match against Japan. The match was held in the city of Tabriz, Iran, on Saturday.This is the first time that Afghanistan reached the final of the futsal championship. The match ended 3-1 in Japan's favor.

22 June 2019

The National Directorate of Security reported the killing of seven IS-K terrorists in Kunar province. As a result of NDS special forces operation on hideout of IS-K terrorist group in Nurgal district of Kunar, seven members of the group were killed, National Directorate of Security said in a statement on Saturday that. The statement further added that,

22 June 2019

Afghan Army in the north of Afghanistan reported the repulse of Taliban attack on Dawlat Abad district of Faryab province. In Taliban’s attack on Jat Chaghatak and Qozibai Qala villages of Dawlat Abad district of the province, 4 Taliban insurgents were killed, 209th Shanin Corps press office said on Saturday.   The Corps further added that, in clashes

22 June 2019

Afghanistan’s under 20 Futsal Team will take stage with Japan on Saturday afternoon in final round of AFC U-20 Futsal Championship. The match promises to be a cracker, as both sides overcame stiff challenges in the semi-finals to advance to their first final, which kicks off at 6:30 (local time) at the Pour Sharifi Indoor Stadium. Afghanistan's

22 June 2019

The ministry of interior released multiple statement to inform that 22 Taliban insurgents were killed across three provinces of Afghanistan in the last 24 hours. 14 Taliban insurgents were killed in a clash with Afghan National Police (ANP), as reported by Ministry of Interior. The clash took place while a group of armed Taliban attacked Afghan National Police check posts in Shapigali and Nawa villages,

22 June 2019

US President Trump nominated Mark T. Esper, the secretary of the Army and former West Point classmate of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on Friday to be the next acting defense secretary, as per New York Times. If confirmed, Mr. Esper, an Army infantryman who fought in the Persian Gulf war of 1991 before becoming a

22 June 2019

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Saturday at the Afghan Peace Conference that Islamabad wishes to see a friendly Afghanistan that is governed by an elected leadership. Qureshi assured that Pakistan supports an Afghanistan that is at peace with itself, and at peace with its neighbours. Qureshi expressed while addressing inaugural session of an

22 June 2019

Atmar’s Peace & Moderation Team issued a statement regarding the Afghan Peace Conference being hosted in Pakistan today. It clarified that the meeting is an exchange of views between political leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan and the focus will be on peace. The team was invited to attend this conference and it approved the invite, and

22 June 2019

Pakistan is set to host the “Afghan Peace Conference” on Saturday where many politicians will be marking their presence. Among them would be Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Atta Mohammad Noor, and Mohammad Mohaqiq. Presidential candidate Abdul Latif Pedram will also be attending the conference.

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