National Directorate of Security has announced the operation of NDS special forces unit on hideout of Anar Gul commander of Taliban group, in Marjah district of Helmand province. The statement added that 1200 kilograms of narcotics, some weapons and ammunition, and five vehicles were seized by forces involved in the operation. Terrorist and criminal groups collaborate

25 April 2019

Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission announced that the order of presidential candidates is determined on ballots. Rahmatuallah Nabil is on the top of the list, followed by Sayed Noorullah Jalili, Faramarz Tamana, Shaida Mohammad Abdali, Ahmad Wali Massoud, Noor Rahman Liwal, Mohammad Shahab Hakimi, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Dr. Abdullah Abdullaha is number 9, followed by Mohammad Hakim

25 April 2019

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad wrote on Twitter that the they are distressed by reports of civilian casualties. He said that while they strive to prevent casualties, the real solution is a ceasefire or reduced violence as we pursue lasting peace .  However, Khalilzad said that the Taliban are of the opinion that a ceasefire is not part of the

25 April 2019

Masoud Andarabi, Acting Minister of Interior Affair stated on Thursday that the 4-year Strategic Plan has been developed and it focuses on four areas; strengthening public order and maintaining security, rule of law and combat against crimes, delivering effective and transparent services, and institutional reforms. Andarabi said that for the first time MoI has prepared all Kabul checkposts’ maps and a GIS lab is

25 April 2019

Waheed Omar, Senior Advisor to the President of Afghanistan on Public and Strategic Affairs said that the new Afghan parliament will be inaugurated in next 48 hours. Speaking at closing of Government Accountability Program to Nation, Waheed Omar said “The government will have a busy week ahead. New Afghan Parliament will be inaugurated in next 48

25 April 2019

Acting Minister of Defense Asadullah Khalid has said that to further the development of Afghan forces, a Commando division was promoted to Corps, and the 20th Pamir division also promoted to 217 Pamir Corps. “Commando is backbone of our Afghan army. They have operations on daily basis in different parts of the country” said Khalid. He clarified that the ANATF was created based on needs

25 April 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani and discussed ways to counter Iran's "malign influence," according to the State Department. The top diplomats also addressed other regional issues that covered Afghanistan, Libya and Sudan, spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement. "The Secretary thanked the foreign minister for his

25 April 2019

Media houses 1TV and Iran International TV have concluded an agreement to establish a strategic partnership to “bring an exciting news service to audiences in Afghanistan, beyond and the world”. Meanwhile, the partners will be editorially responsible for the content of the factual news programmers. Iran International TV also pledges to provide a capacity building program, multimedia journalism training and technology support to 1TV.

25 April 2019

In response to a recent report of UNAMA on civilian casualties, National Security Council's office said that Taliban and other terrorist groups use public places, residential houses and mosques for their attacks and use women and children as human shields. The office has emphasized that UNAMA has not considered these issues. The statement said that, NSA

25 April 2019

The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs announced a one-week holiday in Kabul. The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs said in a statement that from Saturday to Friday “27 April to 2 May” will be public holiday only in Kabul for a week due to holding of Peace Consultative Jirga. The statement added that, Sunday

25 April 2019