Three individuals accused for the murder of BBC journalist Ahmad Shah in southeastern Khost, have been convicted by a primary court, the Afghanistan Attorney General’s Office (AGO) said on Thursday. One individual was sentenced to death and two others to imprisonment for thirty and six years, respectively, according to AGO spokesman Jamshid Rasuli. Ahmad Shah died after he

3 January 2019

Current MP hailing from Badakhshan, Abdul Latif Pedram, has officially registered as a candidate in the upcoming presidential election on Thursday. Pedram has registered Ehsanullah Haidari and Mohammad Sadiq Warak as 1st and 2nd vice president hopefuls on his ticket. The MP announced that he will register for the upcoming election, slated for July 20th, on his

3 January 2019

Local sources in Baghlan in northern Afghanistan confirmed that 10 Afghan Police members lost their lives in Taliban's attacks on two police outposts in the province. Baghlan Provincial Governor Abdul Hai Nemati told BBC Afghanistan that the rebels' strike took place on Wednesday night in district three of Pul-e-Khumri city, the capital of the province. According to the governor, a number of Taliban fighters have

3 January 2019

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced on Thursday that the country’s airspace will be fully managed and controlled by Afghans. The initiative was implemented after a contract for the installation of “independent” radar systems was signed by relevant authorities at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday. "With this system, the Afghan National Revenue will increase from 12 to 15

3 January 2019

National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib and his Indian counterpart are expected to meet in New Delhi on Friday to discuss the security situation in the region, the Times of India reported on Thursday. Improving security, including the supply of military hardware to Afghanistan, will be discussed, according to Times of India. India has close ties with Afghanistan,

3 January 2019

Mohammad Hakim Torsan registered as Afghan presidential election candidate, according to Pajhwok news agency, becoming the first person to sign up for the upcoming presidential election. The presidential candidate registration process has begun based on a new schedule as announced by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday. The presidential election is scheduled to be held on

3 January 2019

Operations by Afghan security forces has left over 5,000 militants dead or wounded over the past ten months in the country’s north, the 209 Shaheen corps said in a statement on Thursday. According to the Corps, 2,898 militants have been killed and 2,144 others were wounded during 65 joint operations conducted by Afghan security forces against insurgents during the current Islamic year.

3 January 2019

US president Donald Trump on Wednesday stated that Russia and Pakistan should be fighting in Afghanistan, not the United States. The remarks were made at a cabinet meeting while he emphasized on the role of regional countries in Afghanistan. "Russia used to be the Soviet Union. Afghanistan made it Russia because they went bankrupt fighting in Afghanistan," President Trump said while also referring to

3 January 2019