Taliban in a statement has claimed that the group’s peace negotiators have been officially invited to meet Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan. The meeting is scheduled to take place on 18th of February. This is the first time the group has received such an invitation from the Pakistani government. There has been considerable claims and complaints by regional

13 February 2019

According to Iranian state media reports, a suicide bombing targeting the Revolutionary Guard personnel occurred in southeast Iran. Reports say at least 20 have been killed and 20 others have been injured.

13 February 2019

At least five people, including two children lose their due to flooding in Afghanistan’s western provinces, local officials said on Wednesday. Two of these five have been killed in Herat province while the remaining three died in Farah province. According to Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority, more than 500 families have been displaced due to floods.

13 February 2019

The spokesperson to president Haroon Chakhansuri announced in a statement that President Ghani has left for Germany to participate in the Munich security conference 2019. The Munich Security Conference (MSC; German: Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz) is an annual conference on international security policy that has taken place in Munich, Bavaria since 1963 Agenda of the MSC 2019 are themes

13 February 2019

UN Deputy Special Representative and Resident coordinator in Afghanistan Toby Lanzer briefed a press conference today in Kabul on the consequences of war, drought & poverty. “Peace is vital so that the people of #Afghanistan can live, not only survive”, he said. In the past, Lanzer has emphasised on the hugely negative effect the severe decades

13 February 2019

President Ghani has ordered in a decree, the non-interference of government officials in the presidential election process, failure to comply with which shall lead to persecution. According to the president's decree, in order to hold transparent and fair elections and ensure the non-interference of officials and employees of government departments in the presidential election process, no government employee has the right to influence voters

13 February 2019

The North Atlantic Council’s Defense Ministers meet is set to kick off in Belgian capital of Brussels on Wednesday. It is a two-day event. The first day of the meeting will focus on the future of INF Treaty between US and Russia and the latter’s ongoing violation of the treaty’s provisions while the burden sharing and defence spending will also be on the agenda. The

13 February 2019

The Afghanistan Meteorological Department issues a warning for possibility of rain, snow, and flood for the following forecasted areas: Kunduz, Takhar, Badakhshan, Baghlan, Panjsher, Kapisa, Nooristan, Kunar and some part of Nangerhar, Laghman including Salang’s will have snow, heavey rain and probability of flood. The amount of precipitation is 20- 35 mm and snow rate is 20-

13 February 2019

According to Russian envoy Zamir Kabulov, US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan won’t create a “power vacuum” while the Taliban can be a potential ally in the fight against Islamic State in the country. In a press conference, Kabulov expressed that if the U.S. fails to strike an agreement on a military pullout with Taliban, “they could stay for another few years but in the

13 February 2019

China plans to finance and install modern reception centers, drinking water and cold storage facilities at main entry points on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The cold storage facilities will be established at the busy northwestern Torkham and southwestern Chaman crossings while the water schemes will be installed at the Ghulam Khan Khel terminal in North Waziristan district.

13 February 2019