GARDEZ (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday pledged to tighten security and swiftly execute pending mega development projects in Paktia province.
In the democratic countries where elected governments rule, the consistency of the political discourse plays a major role in regards to the politics of those people and influences the social fabric and cultural context of the people of those societies.
FAIZABAD (SW): Head of the Jamiat-e-Islami party, foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani has warned that people would take things in their hand if the National Unity Government (NUG) failed to bring reforms.
KABUL (SW): Former President Hamid Karzai lashed out at the U.S. for its new war strategy in Afghanistan saying he does not want the country turned into battle ground for powerful and regional countries.
KABUL (SW): Allegations of corruption worth millions against the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi and the head of the parliament secretariat Khadaynar Nusrat once again echoed in the session on Monday.
It has become almost a commonplace of public opinion in Afghanistan that the war will never end. In the absence of concrete and unified efforts by the Afghan government and its international allies
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has pronounced terrorist threats and administrative corruption as the main obstacles faced by the government.
KABUL (SW): The Afghan government, the international community and representatives from civil society met on Wednesday at the 2017 Senior Officials Meeting to discuss progress and achievements in development and reform agenda, and to reaffirm their commitment to the country’s long-term development.
KABUL (SW): Members of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Monday stressed upon timely execution of the parliamentary and district council elections.
KABUL (SW): Allegations of corruption and embezzlement against the speaker of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) echoed in Saturday’s session with the members calling for independent investigations into it.
KABUL (SW): It has been a year since the Hezb-e-Islami inked the peace deal with the government, but it says the promises made with them are not fulfilled.
KHOST CITY (SW): A whole district in Khost province is administered from a single container office located in the provincial capital’s Matoon Wargha hill.
KABUL (SW): Abdul Rab Rasool Sayaf, veteran Jehadi leader, on Thursday charged the Taliban as well as the government for tarnishing the image of Islam with their brutal terrorist activities and rampant corruption respectively.
GARDEZ (SW): Residents of Paktia province on Wednesday pronounced the killing of former president Dr. Najibullah as an international conspiracy, and called upon United Nations to seriously pursue this case.
KABUL (SW): The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) has stated in its fresh report that close to 50 per cent of the parliament members remain absent from the house.
KABUL (SW): A number of Wolesi Jirga (lower house) members on Saturday demanded the speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi to resign following reports about him spending millions of afghanis from the public fund on his personal residence.
HERAT CITY (SW): Since 3 days Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, stated that some people, especially those who played a key role in the Afghan Jihad, have made prosecution war criminals as the main topic of their agenda.
KABUL (SW): The ‘Junbish Guzar’ movement on Wednesday charged that the claims made by the National Unity Government for reforms are meant to ‘fool the masses’.
HERAT CITY (SW): The leader of the Hezb-i-Islami party, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar criticizing the lack of control of government over the country, in Herat said that parallel government institutions are functioning in provinces, which will put the country in a crisis.
The Arg (Presidential Palace) is increasingly facing a political vacuum. President Ghani, head of the NUG raised, throughout his election campaign, the expectations of the political elite to share power and of the general populace to uproot the endemic corruption.
KABUL (SW): Dawa Khan Minapal, the Presidential Palace deputy spokesman, informed that President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will depart on Sunday to New York to attend the United National General Assembly.
KABUL (SW): The Afghanistan Peoples’ National Consensus (APNC) party has urged the Hezb-e-Islami chief and chief executive of the Jamiat-e-Islami to end verbal feud between them that has caused concerns among the citizens.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (SW): Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Unity Government (NUG) has said the government backs political coalitions in the country in which people are allowed to play key role
JALALABAD (SW): Hundreds of passengers, including women and children, are stranded on both sides of the Torkham crossing point between Pakistan and Afghanistan since yesterday due to its closure.
NEW DELHI (SW): India and Afghanistan have agreed to strengthen bilateral ties in various sectors including the fight against terrorism.
KABUL (SW): Nazeer Ahmad Ahmadzai, deputy speaker of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house), has said the house would only vote on the fate of newly introduced ministers when the cabinet is completed.
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held meetings with the presidents of Turkey and Kazakhstan on the sidelines of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Astana.
KABUL (SW): The 16th anniversary of the assassination of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the national hero of the country, was commemorated here in Kabul on Saturday.
TALUQAN (SW): A local Jihadi commander Bashir Qanet associated with the Hezb-e-Islami (HI) in Takhar province has been blamed for abducting three school teachers.
KABUL (SW): Analysts believe Pakistan is aiming to deceive the U.S. with its symbolic moves of fixing its policies against terrorism.
KABUL (SW): Analysts are skeptical about the joint declaration BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have issued in which they expressed worry about the terrorist groups in the region.
JALALABAD (SW): Leading a high-level government delegation, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday visited Nangarhar province to assess the security situation.
KABUL (SW): In his Eid Day message, Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has expressed willingness to engage in political dialogue with Pakistan for peace in the region.
KABUL (SW): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has expressed grim concern over the killing of at least 28 civilians and injury of 16 others – all women and children – during air strikes in Herat and Logar provinces this week.
KABUL (SW): Analysts believe contacts between the top security officials and the Taliban are not out of question considering the emerging geostrategic situation in the country.
KABUL (SW): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) revealed on Wednesday polling stations in up to 33 districts in 13 restive provinces have not been monitored for the forthcoming elections due to security threats.
KABUL (SW): Top Afghan security officials speak by telephone with the Taliban leaders regularly about the country's constitution and political future, the Associated Press has reported.
KANDAHAR CITY (SW): Gen. Abdul Raziq, the Kandahar police chief, has claimed a number of Taliban leaders including family members of their late supreme leader Mulla Omar have joined the peace process.
KANDAHAR CITY (SW): Thousands of residents including religious and tribal elders from the southern parts of the country gathered here on Saturday to back the newly announced U.S. strategy for Afghanistan while urging Washington to deliver on the promises made with Kabul.
KABUL (SW): The U.S. Embassy Special Chargé d'Affaires Ambassador Hugo Llorens said in a press briefing here in Kabul on Thursday that the new strategy for Afghanistan is to fight Taliban, Daesh and any other terrorist group which is considered a threat to Afghanistan.
KABUL (SW): Analysts believe the regional countries opposing the new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan see the presence of American soldiers here as a threat to their interests.
KABUL (SW): The Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish has pronounced the current system of government suitable for the country in comparison to federal or parliamentary system of governance.
KABUL (SW): The U.S. administration officials have recently said that President Donald Trump’s new strategy for Afghanistan has included an increase of 3 to 5 thousand U.S. troops and the possibility of cutting off military aid to Pakistan.
KABUL (SW): Nai – Supporting Open Media organization has pronounced impediments in accessing information as the second major challenge for journalists after insecurity.
WASHING DC-KABUL (SW): U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to debate at Camp David on Friday with his national security advisers on the US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia.
For the last 16 years, the United States approach to resolving the conflict in Afghanistan has made certain that all hopes are securely attached only to them while ignoring the inter-ethnic rift and antagonism that has engulfed the country since its establishment.
The Afghan president arrived in Tehran on Saturday, 3rd August to attend the inauguration of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
KABUL (SW): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced to dispatch a fact finding mission to Balkh province following a dramatic set of events leading to the arrest of provincial council member Asif Mohammand at the Mazar-e-Sharif airport.
KABUL (SW): Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of the National Unity Government (NUG), has said corruption in the security sector is impeding headway on this front.
KABUL (SW): Mohammad Asif Mohmand, Balkh’s provincial council member has claimed that two days ago a man who wanted to kidnap him in Kabul, has been detained by security forces and this person has confessed that the governor of Balkh had forced him to do so.