President Ashraf Ghani said today in Zaranj, Nimruz while meeting provincial council members that an elite unit from National Directorate of Security will be deployed to protect the route that leads to Chabahar from Nimruz to ensure safe flow of goods. He also said that the people of Nimruz play a substantial role in guaranteeing export

24 February 2019

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani in an interview to IFP News clarified regarding the recent announcement that Iran has engaged in talks with the Taliban militant group, saying Iran has held negotiations with the group upon formal requests by the Afghan government, as part of efforts to promote peace in the neighbouring country. “We have never spared any chance

24 February 2019

Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Moheb said that the government is focusing on the restructuring of some districts in the provinces. He further added that it is necessary to review the criteria for upgrading some districts to province based on facilities. Mohib made the remark on Saturday in a meeting with a number of protesters in

24 February 2019

At least four Taliban insurgents were killed and six others were wounded during the airstrikes of the Afghan Air Force in northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North announced in a statement that the airstrikes were carried out late on Friday night in the vicinity of Dasht-e-Qaladistrict. The

24 February 2019

Saudi Arabia on Saturday, February 23, named a princess as its first woman ambassador to the United States, a key appointment as the fallout over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder tests relations between the allies. Princess Rima bint Bandar replaced Prince Khalid bin Salman, the younger brother of the powerful crown prince who was appointed vice defence

24 February 2019

Afghanistan is set to formally start exporting its goods to India from Iranian Chabahar Port Iran starting Sunday. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani along with Indian ambassador to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar will be present at the event that will take place in the western Afghan city of Zaranj, the capital of Nimroz province bordering Iran. Confirming the

24 February 2019