With 5 days to go before the Afghan parliamentary elections, the people are waiting for a transparent and comprehensive elections process. Despite the fact that out of 34 provinces, 33 provinces will witness elections, Ghazni is a province that has not yet been included in this year’s parliamentary elections, although electoral enthusiasm can be seen in other provinces. It's been several days since the

15 October 2018

The parliamentary elections and then the presidential elections are Afghanistan's only chance to return to a relative political stability. Mr. Ghani thinks that by ignoring the constitution and trying to eliminate democracy, he can turn Afghanistan back to the dictator's Abdul Rahman era, which clearly shows he is wrong. The result of Ghani-Abdullah's political stupidities has led the country into an abyss. The collapse of

15 October 2018

The April 30 suicide bombing that murdered nine photographers, cameramen and reporters in Kabul was the latest vicious attack in a broad and systematic effort to silence what was once seen as Afghanistan's biggest post-Taliban success, the development of a fearless media sector as a beacon of free speech amid a regional landscape of oppression. That light has been fading for some years, as

14 October 2018

The IEC just released a statement confirming that more than 2,00,000 observers would be stationed at various polling stations to monitor the elections on 20th October. Syed Hafizullah Hashimy, a spokesman for Independent Election Commission, also assured that the observers will come to represent different stakeholders like political parties, candidates, media, movements, or even any civil society organisations. There are even 19 foreign nationals

14 October 2018

An explosion which was facilitated by material embedded in motorbike took place in the Rostaq district of Takhar province has claimed 14 lives and left 35 wounded as per police statement.  The attack was targeted at a female parliamentary election candidate, Nazifa Yosufi Bik’s election rally. According to the Police Chief Nizamuddin Ghuri, the candidate was not injured and is safe. Among those killed

13 October 2018

The Taliban officially confirmed that their senior leaders like Sher Mohammad Abas Stanekzai, along with others like Mawalwi Salam Hanafi, Shuhabuddin Delawar, Qari Deen Moh. Hanif, Zahed Ahmadzai, & Sohail Shaheen met with US envoy Zalmay Khalizad at Doha on Friday. As per Taliban's brief about the meeting, the group expressed to Khalizad that there needs to be an end to the "foreign occupation"

13 October 2018

As the World Bank Group released a new index study for assessment of the human capital of every country, it was found out that Afghanistan's human capital reaches only 39% of its potential. "Full Potential" as per the standards of the Human Capital Index is 14 years of quality education and survival until age 60. As per the study, it is more than evident

13 October 2018

Sar-e-Pul is one such province where some of the residents keenly await the day of election, despite the serious security situations. Following the previous reports of Khabarnama on parliamentary election in the provinces, this time the election conditions in Sar-e-Pul province have been evaluated. According to the latest security reports from Sar-e-Pul, the security situation of the province in the eastern part of the

11 October 2018

Khalilzad, an Afghan-American, was appointed as US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation. After his visit to Pakistan, he arrived in Kabul and met with the heads of National Unity Government and some other political figures. After hisKabul visit, he was set to travel to Arab countries. Khalilzad is said to have been given ten months to carry out his mission. Ten months is too

10 October 2018

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in a press release issued some key figures that reflect the effects of anti-government activities in Afghanistan. In the statement, it was pointed out that in the entire year of 2018 so far, there have been anti-establishment activities that have led to 8,050 civilian casualties (2,798 dead and 5,252 injured) Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for

10 October 2018