Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation today met with Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan peace. During the meeting, Zalmay Khalilzad stressed the continued support of the United States for Afghan peace efforts. He said the parties should make the most of the opportunity to achieve lasting peace and end the war in the country.

5 January 2021

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Tuesday reported 94 new positive cases of coronavirus out of 1,820 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported 7 deaths and 136 recoveries from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The cumulative number of total cases is now 53,105 the number of total reported deaths is

5 January 2021

Sarwar Danesh, the second Vice President, says that the Afghanistan constitution is a symbol of the Islamic identity of the country's citizens and that the claims of the Taliban or any other group that it is a none-Islamic constitution are baseless. "The constitution should not be sacrificed for peace," said Mr Danesh, speaking at a meeting marking the 17th anniversary of the adoption of

5 January 2021

At least two Afghan security forces were killed and five more were wounded in an insider attack in Ghazni province, security officials said. The 203 Thunder Corps press office in a statement on Tuesday said that a Taliban infiltrator attacked the security forces in a checkpoint in Tawhid Abad area of Ghazni city at around 03:00am on Tuesday. According to the statement, the Taliban's infiltrator

5 January 2021

President Ashraf Ghani bad a phone conversation with the Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday and discussed the Afghan-led peace process, the Presidential Palace (Arg) said. Arg in a statement said that the two sides emphasized the immediate ceasefire in Afghanistan, and the President of Indonesia emphasized his country's cooperation in creating an international consensus of religious scholars.

5 January 2021

Afghan authorities must conduct a swift and through investigation into the killing of journalist Bismillah Adel Aimaq and take all possible steps to protect members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists has said. “The killing of Afghan journalist Bismillah Adel Aimaq is a tragic start to the new year and shows that the alarming increase in attacks on the media in Afghanistan

5 January 2021

The chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) Abdullah Abdullah has said that the Afghan Republic’s peace negotiations team has the full support of the nation and has the mandate to discuss the peace agenda. Dr. Abdullah in a series of tweets said, "Yesterday evening the Leadership Committee of the HCNR in a joint meeting with the Islamic Republic's Negotiation Team discussed the

5 January 2021

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad departed for travel to South and Central Asia and the Middle East on Monday. According to an official statement issued by the US State Department, Khalilzad will be meeting with the two Afghan teams in Doha, encourage them, and offer US support to accelerate the peace process -- an immediate, significant reduction in violence and ceasefire

5 January 2021