Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said he hopes that the US-Taliban peace talks should resume in a clear and transparent manner that leads to lasting peace and stability in the country. In a reaction to US President Donald Trump's decision to call off peace talks, Karzai said on Sunday that peace is the desire of every Afghan citizen and is the highest priority for

8 September 2019

At least 4 Taliban extortionists were killed in Ghazni province, local authorities said. The Ghazni press office in a statement said on Sunday that the security forces killed 4 Taliban extortionists in vicinity of Ab Band district. The insurgents were occasionally setting up check points to extort people on Kabul-Kandahar highway, the statement said. According to the statement,

8 September 2019

The Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah has urged President Ashraf Ghani to personally investigate the assault vase of Mawlavi Abdul Hakim Munib the acting minister of Hajj and religious affairs. Chief Executive Office in a statement said that insulting the acting minister of Hajj and Religious Affairs in presidential palace mosque is against religious and ethical values. “Attack

8 September 2019

The Presidential Palace in a statement on Sunday said the Afghan government welcomes peace efforts by its allies and “is committed in working with the US and other allies in bringing sustainable peace in the country.” The statement said that government is committed to overall peace efforts and cited the current Taliban war and violence against Afghans as the main reason that the US-

8 September 2019

Security officials confirmed on Sunday that Taliban group has released the six journalists who were abducted in Paktia. "The journalists contacted the head of media office in Paktika around 09:30AM on Sunday morning and told him that they were released by Taliban", provincial spokesperson Shah Mahmood told Reporterly. He added that the journalists have not yet reached

8 September 2019

Security forces confirmed on Sunday that Dasht-e-Archi district of Kunduz province has collapsed to Taliban. Kunduz police spokesperson Anamuddin Rahmani told Reporterly that communication was lost with the provincial capital to Dash-e-Archi district last night around 18:00PM. He added that, this morning the communication was restored, yet reception was bad. Security forces have retreated from Dash-e-Archi and the

8 September 2019

Presidential spokesperson Sediq Seddiqi said that Afghan government will soon announce its stance on recent developments in the peace process. The remarks come just after US President Donald Trump called off Afghan peace negotiations. U.S. President Donald Trump in a series of tweets said that he has called off “secret talks” that were to be held on

8 September 2019

Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) calls on Afghan government to identify the perpetrators of killing the Afghan human rights defender and bring them to justice. The acting head of the organization's office in the western province of Ghor Abdul Samad Amiri was kidnapped earlier in the week by Taliban on his way [from] Kabul to Ghor in Jalreez area of Maidan Wardak province.

8 September 2019

The 3rd China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Dialogue was held here in Islamabad on Saturday, and the three sides stressed the need to jointly safeguard regional peace and stability amid the changing and complicated circumstances. The dialogue was led by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani, and State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi. The three countries reaffirmed their commitment

8 September 2019

With a performance worthy of strong consideration as the pound-for-pound best in MMA today, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov took one step closer to one day rubbing elbows with the greatest the sport has ever seen. Nurmagomedov (28-0) preserved his incredible unbeaten streak with a dominant third-round submission win over interim titleholder Dustin Poirier in Saturday's unification bout headlining UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi. Save

8 September 2019