It has been reported by Resolute Support that on Tuesday, an “enemy small arms fire” occurred. Unconfirmed reports claim that the location of this incident was Uruzgan province. Resolute Support confirmed in the statement that one U.S service member was killed in the incident. The name of the service member will be released by the US state department

23 January 2019

The NDS issued a statement on Tuesday to confirm that 36 people lost their lives while 58 others were wounded in the attack targeting Afghan special forces unit in Maidan Shahr, Wardak province on Monday. Taliban claimed the responsibility of the attack. NDS also said “a Humvee full of explosives was detonated close to the base” .

22 January 2019

The US embassy in Kabul condemned the attack of Maidan Shahr, Wardak province in a statement: “The United States strongly condemns the attack on an NDS training facility in Maidan Wardak. This attack was an attack against Afghanistan’s defenders. In the face of such cowardly acts, the United States stands with the people of Afghanistan, who seek a peaceful future and an end

22 January 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced and condemned Monday’s suicide car bombing attack that targeted Afghan special forces unit Wardak province, according to media reports said on Tuesday. Erdogan extended condolences to his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani in a message, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency. “I condemn this terrorist attack … I repeat once again that Turkey

22 January 2019

It has been announced that President’s peace envoy, Umer Daudzai will be traveling to China on Wednesday. The visit will be to find regional consensus on Afghan-led and owned peace process.

22 January 2019

Some 15 unsuccessful Wolesi Jirga candidates and hundreds of their supporters on Tuesday closed four gates to Kabul demanding an invalidation of votes cast during the parliamentary polls in the capital. The candidates, along with their 350 supporters, blocked the road with containers in Qala-i-Mirdad area of Shakar Dara district north of the capital city, urging the dismissal of corrupt election officials.

22 January 2019

The UN Human Rights Council officially began its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Monday in Geneva at the Palais des Nations. The review aims to examine the human rights situation in 14 countries. The UPR sessions take place for two weeks, three times a year, during which 14 countries are reviewed, totaling 42 per year. This year,

22 January 2019

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has arrived in the city of Davos in Switzerland for participation in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. At the WEF, various political and business representatives participate to find solutions to global issues.

22 January 2019

On Monday, the spokesperson of Turkey’s ruling party remarked on the Syrian crisis saying that policies being enforced there will lead to a “2nd Afghanistan” in the Mediterranean” and hence should be avoided. He also added that some countries use terrorist groups as proxies in Afghanistan & now “it has become impossible to control them”.

22 January 2019

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Qatar on Monday night on a two-day official trip. His agenda was to meet the Qatari officials to discuss issues of mutual interest, issue of exporting Pakistani manpower and also trade cooperation, Pakistani media reported. His visit comes amidst a statement by Taliban that claimed that the group met with US officials

22 January 2019