Former NDS Director Rahmatullah Nabil tweeted that as US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad is back in Kabul, he feels Khalilzad will try to convince President Ghani to accept political framework. “I think the US pushing for two options”, he said. According to him, the first option is to extend current government with Ghani as acting president for 1-2 years then an “honorable

23 July 2019

Mohammad Hanif Atmar, one of the presidential candidates, expressed in reaction to remarks of US president Donald Trump, that, Trump’s statements reverse national pride and dignity. “Afghanistan is a country with deep-rooted ancient history that has historically been able to protect and preserve its sovereignty, territorial integrity, and national pride with sacrifices”, Hanif Atmar in a statement said on Tuesday.

23 July 2019

8 people were killed and wounded as a result of vehicle-laden blast in Paktika province, as per security officials. In a statement by the press office of Paktika province: “in a vehicle-laden explosion which took place on Tuesday noon in Mata Khan district road, Sharan city, 2 civilians including a child were killed and 3 civilians were injured.”

23 July 2019

Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister. He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival's 46,656. The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday. Mr Johnson began his acceptance speech by praising his successor, saying it had

23 July 2019

Donald Trump's stunning claim that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate on the Kashmir issue triggered a massive political row on Tuesday even as the government asserted that no such request was made to the US president and all issues will have to be resolved with Islamabad bilaterally. The issue rocked both houses of Indian Parliament with the Opposition demanding

23 July 2019

AGO has announced that the prosecutor of combating crimes (internal and external) security of Nimroz province was killed. Attorney General Office in a statement said on Tuesday that: “Hekmatullah prosecutor for combating crimes internal and external in Nimruz province was killed by unknown individuals.” AGO has appointed a team to investigate the case and bring to justice

23 July 2019

Provincial officials have reported that an IS-K commander along with 8 other terrorist Pakistani IS-K citizens were killed in Nangarhar province. As a result of clash between Public Uprising Forces with IS-K terrorists in Bandar Khola area, Achin district of the province, 9 terrorists who were Pakistan citizens were killed, Nangarhar press office said in a statement on Tuesday.

23 July 2019

In response to president Donald Tramp’s remarks made in a meeting with Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan, the presidential palace has affirmed that the government underscores that foreign heads of state cannot determine Afghanistan’s fate in absence of the Afghan leadership. Afghanistan will remain dignified and firm in the global political arena. Afghanistan as one of the most deep-rooted and ancient countries of the

23 July 2019

US President Donald Trump has now voiced optimism after meeting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan when the latter promised to help broker a political settlement to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan. Trump in fact hinted at the possibility of restoring aid to Islamabad. "I think Pakistan is going to help us out to extricate ourselves," Trump said, with Khan sitting next to him

23 July 2019

A local radio news director and two members of her family were assaulted by an employee of Baghlan municipality. Nai, supporting open media in Afghanistan quoting Nasima Nawrozi, the local radio news director said on Tuesday that she was assaulted by an employee of Baghlan municipality after she posted a text on her Facebook page about the 100th anniversary of Afghanistan's independence in which

23 July 2019