Participants at a UN-backed seminar at Kunduz University underscored the crucial importance of human rights for peace and stability, and highlighted the special role of young people as constructive agents of change in promoting and protecting rights. As per the UNAMA report, the university event was the final in a series of seminars facilitated by UNAMA’s Kunduz regional office to enable faculty and students

19 December 2019

Afghanistan General Attorney (AGO) has announced that at least 114 prisoners have been released from jails in Herat and Badghis Provinces. AGO in a press release on Thursday said that the inmates have been released based on a Presidential decree on the occasion of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). According to the press release, the released

19 December 2019

President Ashraf Ghani has approved a suggestion from the Ministry of Culture and Information regarding assistance to Afghan artists, including the popular singer Gul Zaman. In a statement, the Presidential Palace said the ministry had organized an art festival. At least 450 artistes, including singer Gul Zaman, were invited to the event. The MoCI had suggested financial

19 December 2019

At least one person was killed and two others were wounded in a magnetic IED explosion in Kabul city on Thursday, local officials confirmed. The spokesman of Kabul Police, Ferdaws Faramarz told Repoterly, “The incident took place at around 09:40am (local time) in Bagh-e Dawood area between PD5 and Baghman district after a magnetic mine placed

19 December 2019

Second India-US ministerial dialogue has been held between India and the United States in Washington DC. While briefing the media, India’s Union External Affairs Minister J Jaishankar said, “Our counter efforts were also discussed at today’s meeting and these have been boosted by growing consensus on the nature of terror threats in the region and the dangers of cross border terrorism.”

19 December 2019

The United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad has said that the Afghan peace process approached at an important stage. “Wrapped up two days of consultations in Kabul. Productive trip,” Khalilzad said in a tweet. He declared that he met with the US ambassador in Kabul, John Bass, Gen. Austin Scott Miller, commander of US and NATO Forces in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani,

19 December 2019

Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister for Management and Resources, Naheed Esar has met with the Chinese Ambassador to Kabul Mr. Wang Yu, where they focused a range of issues of mutual interest and bilateral arrangements. The two sides recalled the traditional ties between the two countries, commending the extensive bilateral cooperation, foreign ministry said in a statement. Briefly

19 December 2019

Indian deputy national security advisor Rajinder Khanna has said that Iran-India joint venture investment in Chabahar Port will create an exceptional opportunity for economic development of Afghanistan. Rajinder Khanna made the remarks in the second session of the Regional Security Dialogue slated for Wednesday. Tehran Security Dialogue attended by top security officials of Iran, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan,

19 December 2019

The United States House of Representatives voted along party lines to impeach President Donald Trump for obstruction of Congress and abuse of power. Trump is only the third president in US history to be impeached by the full House. Wednesday's votes set up a likely January trial in the Republican-controlled Senate. "It is tragic that the president's

19 December 2019