Afghanistan's central bank launched the National Financial Inclusion Strategy of the country and announced the conclusion of the National Risk Assessment for Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing. The Central Bank Acting Governor Wahid Nosher said at a press conference on Wednesday that the National Financial Inclusion Strategy is an important national document which focuses on four priorities. He added that the strategy will first help

4 September 2019

US former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said that Pakistan topped his list of most dangerous countries at an event in New York on Tuesday. "Of all the countries I've known, I consider Pakistan to be the most dangerous," Mattis wrote in his latest book, "Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead." "This is a much worse problem, I think than anyone is writing about today,"

4 September 2019

A few anonymous armed men have killed four members of a family in Laghman province, local officials said. Asadullah Dawlatzai, provincial spokesperson told Reporterly that the four members who were original residents of Nangarhar province were killed on Wednesday at around 03:00 AM in Mehr Karim area of Qarghayi district of Laghman province. The family members killed

4 September 2019

At least 150 Taliban and IS-K fighters including their commanders have surrendered their weapons and joined the government, local officials said. Kunar provincial Press Office in a statement said that 110 Taliban insurgents including Mawlavi Basir, Taliban shadow governor and 40 IS-K fighters joined the government on Wednesday. The men laid down arms due to efforts of

4 September 2019

Presidential spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi said that the Afghan government is concerned about the consequences of US-Taliban deal and the government wants clarification on the draft to study its consequences and “prevent its risks”. Sediqqi said that the Afghan people want peace and the government started the peace process. Holding Consultative Peace Loya Jirga, removing conditions for talks and last year’s ceasefire has been the

4 September 2019

At least 28 Taliban insurgents were killed including its economic commission chief, in past 24 hours in Ghazni province, local officials reported. Ghazni Press Office in a statement said on Wednesday that, as a result of clashes, Special Forces operations, and airstrikes, 28 insurgents including Noor Mohammad alias as Abu Hafiza, Taliban’s economic commission chief were killed. The statement added that 13 other insurgents were

4 September 2019

Local authorities in Paktia reported that Ahmadabad district police chief was killed in a deadly roadside bomb blast. Abdullah Hasrat, a provincial spokesperson told Reporterly on Wednesday that, the incident took place when the vehicle carrying Mohammad Sarwar Hussain Khel, Ahmadabad police chief and three police personnel hit a roadside bomb in Garaj region of the district.

4 September 2019

While the US is at the cusp of reaching a final deal, the majority of America’s ambassadors to Afghanistan since the removal of the Taliban government have condemned the US approach to negotiating a troop withdrawal, warning it risked a return to “total civil war”. After a draft agreement was announced, the nine ambassadors, including a former deputy secretary of state, said they supported

4 September 2019

A representative of the Romanian Embassy in Afghanistan died and another Romanian citizen was severely wounded in Kabul’s recent terrorist attack on a compound, officials said on Tuesday. The head of Romania’s diplomatic mission in Afghanistan and the Embassy’s head of security were evacuated to a nearby military base. Romania's President Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister Viorica

4 September 2019