US President Donald Trump on Wednesday wrote on Twitter “When I became President, ISIS was out of control in Syria & running rampant. Since then tremendous progress made, especially over last 5 weeks. Caliphate will soon be destroyed, unthinkable two years ago. Negotiating are proceeding well in Afghanistan after 18 years of fighting”. He continued “Fighting

30 January 2019

The Attorney General's Office spokesman Jamshid Rasouli in a press conference at GMIC on Wednesday, announced that the office handled has handled 2,701 cases of violence against women in 2018. Rasouli noted that “The Attorney General's Office has established EVAW (Elimination of Violence Against Women)attorney offices in 34 provinces for the access of women to justice, with 32 of them being administered by women's

30 January 2019

The Ministry of Defense in multiple statements announced that a total of 21 insurgents have been killed in the past 24 hours across the provinces of Helmand, Kunar, and Balkh. 14 insurgents were killed, one was wounded, and one vehicle along with 900 kg explosives were destroyed in Afghan Air Force airstrikes and response attacks in Sangin district of Helmand.

30 January 2019

President Ghani while addressing youth in Loya Jirga tent in Kabul on Wednesday, said that the key of war lies in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Quetta. He said “Peace will not be achieved by a minority behind closed doors. We do not want a short-lived peace but we want a lasting peace”, Ghani however, expressed that “International institutions do not have a successful experience in achieving

30 January 2019

Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said at press conference on Tuesday “there's no change to the 4R-plus-S plan … Realign, reinforce, regionalize, reconcile. He said the reconcile part has now kicked in. “I just emphasize no change to the 4Rs-plus-S.” Shanahan said talks between Khalilzad & Taliban “were encouraging”. He said time was needed

30 January 2019

Presidential hopeful and former National Security Advisor Haneef Atmar wrote on his social media recently that “Following the progress of recent Doha talks between the US and the Taliban, the ambiguous, incompetent and narrow-minded behaviour of the Afghan government is a matter of deep concern. Instead of creating hope and leading this vital process, the government has sought to destroy the process and

30 January 2019

Jamiat-e-Islami Afghanistan leader Ata Mohammad Noor met with US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on Tuesday. He wrote on Twitter, “Had a constructive meeting with US Special Representative Khalilzad & we both emphasised on an inclusive peace agreement with the Taliban. I appreciated Mr. Khalilzad’s efforts in his negotiations & stressed that all the political parties & the Afghan Government must be included in the process.”

30 January 2019

Acting Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani had a meeting with the US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells, as per a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The two discussed the result of the recent US-Taliban meeting in Doha and the need to safeguard the democratic achievements of the past

30 January 2019