Afghanistan’s National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib had an interview with Shamshad TV on Tuesday November 20. Reporterly has focused on the key points of the interview. Focusing on Priorities Hamdullah Mohib, regarding his priorities as the newly appointed Afghan National Security Advisor, said that the Afghan government has taken a number of key tasks for the designation into consideration: coordination between the security institutions and

24 November 2018

Spokesperson to President Ghani held a press conference today in which he answered several questions. He was asked to explain about the the upcoming Geneva Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan next week to which he first clarified that not only will President Ghani be attending the conference, but also to clear that the conference won’t involve any donor countries making new pledges. On being asked about

24 November 2018

Major General Michael Langley, who is United States Central Command Director for Strategy, Plans, and Policy, said earlier this week that Afghanistan continues to be the locus of attention for Washington. While interacting with a panel of experts at the United States Institute for Peace, Langley expressed that the “condition-based strategy for Afghanistan is necessary” and that the Taliban must engage in talks with

22 November 2018

Officials from the Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on Monday November 19 that nearly 40 percent of the Afghan parliamentary votes had been counted. Abdul Bade Sayyad, the head of the commission, speaking at a news conference in Kabul, said that the vote counting of 11 provinces has been completed so far. The votes of more than 200 stations in Kabul province have

22 November 2018

President Ashraf Ghani while addressing an event on the occasion of Mawlid al-Nabi stated that Afghanistan needs to up its efforts to bring stability to itself. Talking about development, the President expressed that Afghanistan needs to review and reform its educational policy so as to facilitate peace, stability and prosperity. He also said “After this, the head

20 November 2018

Ministry of Defense has stated that in the past 24 hours, “the country's defense forces launched 11 planned joint offensive and clearing operations as well as 98 special commando duties and 6 air strikes to eliminate enemy nests and threats created in different parts of the country, killing 38 insurgents killed and injuring 34 others as a result”. The operation was launched with support

20 November 2018

The Afghan Military in the East claims that at least 51 militants of the IS-K terrorist group have been killed in Haska Mina district of Nangarhar province. The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said that Afghan security forces and Special Forces conducted operations in Awghaz village in Haska

20 November 2018

Afghanistan’s peer review in boosting private sector development and policies for entrepreneurship, which helped Afghan participants to interact with experts from OECD, was convened earlier this week. Emphasis was put on improving businesses through digital government. Dr Abdullah explained that Afghanistan’s National Peace and Development Framework has identified the private sector as key driver of economic

20 November 2018

Local sources report about the resumption of Pakistani rocket attacks on eastern Afghanistan. Pakistani forces shot 130 rockets on Monday in the districts of Sarkano and Dangam in the province, Kunar police chief, Haqnawaz Haqyar, said on Monday. According to him, a civilian was killed as a result of the rocket hit. After a few months of rocket

20 November 2018

President Ghani met with the US House of Representatives headed by Jim Banks, on Monday. The meeting, which took place in presidentialPalace, had both sides discussing the expansion of “bilateral cooperation, the effectiveness of the US strategy for South Asia and Afghanistan, the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, elections, reforms, regional connectivity and economic growth,” as per the statement of presidential palace.

20 November 2018