KABUL (SW): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has finally announced dates for the long-due parliamentary and district council elections in the country.
KABUL (AA): The National Unity Government (NUG) is prepared to back the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in holding elections, an official said on Thursday.
KABUL (SW): Kabul would soon host foreign ministers of China and Pakistan in a bid to revive the stalled peace process in Afghanistan.
KABUL (SW): Leaders of the alliance of senior Jihadi figures and parties have urged the protesters in Kabul to end their ongoing sit-in camps against the National Unity Government (NUG) considering the critical situation in the country.
KABUL (SW): Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, chief of the Hezb-e-Islami party, has warned against any moves to dismantle the National Unity Government (NUG) or overrun the Arg (Presidential palace).
KABUL (SW): As protest demonstrations against the string of latest terrorist attacks enter the sixth day, the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) has intensified its efforts to mediate between the National Unity Government (NUG) and protesters to end the impasse.
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani lashed out at Pakistan during the ‘Kabul Initiative Peace and Security Cooperation’ conference here on Tuesday.
KABUL (AA): The capital Kabul on Tuesday hosted representatives from some 25 countries for Kabul Initiative for Peace and Security Cooperation conference.
KABUL (SW): The National Unity Government (NUG) has expressed resolve to go ahead with an international conference in the capital Kabul for peace in the country.
KABUL (SW): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is deeply concerned that today’s protests have led to more violence and loss of life following Wednesday’s terrorist attack that caused hundreds of civilian casualties.
KABUL (SW): Some members of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) have called for the early publication of voters list by the Independent Election Commission (IEC).
KABUL (SW): The National Unity Government (NUG) is set to introduce remaining eight ministers to the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) for the vote of confidence next week, officials informed on Monday.
KABUL (SW): General Abdul Rashid Dostum, the 1st Vice President (VP) has said he will return back to the country soon.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Wednesday called for probe into the sale of 144 acres of public land to a private company.
KABUL (SW): Based on a published list on Tuesday, the Jamiat-e-Islami (JI) party’s leadership council members have been increased from 9 to 64.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga on Monday warned the government not to delay introduction of new ministers or the three already named would not be given the vote of confidence.
KANDAHAR CITY (SW): The powerful police chief of Kandahar Gen. Abdul Raziq has rejected a UN report charging him of torture and enforced disappearances.
KABUL (SW): The Arg (Presidential Palace) has vowed new chairman for the High Peace Council (HPC) would be introduced in the near future.
KABUL (SW): A number of Wolesi Jirga (lower house) members criticized President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s recent remarks on Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) while addressing the Annual European Union Anti-Corruption Conference on Monday here in Kabul.
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has pronounced the Ministry of Interior (MoI) as the most corrupt institution.
KABUL (SW): Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has underlined the need to jointly fight terrorism with Afghanistan.
KABUL (SW): Chief of the Hezb-e-Islami party Gulbuden Hekmatyar has said parliamentary system of governance is not good for Afghanistan, and coalition governments have not proven durable in many parts of the world.
KABUL (SW): The European Union has reiterated its support for Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, and has vowed support for successful implementation of the Peace Agreement with Hezb-e-Islami.
KABUL (SW): A well-placed source has told Salam Watandar that the President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has sternly demanded from Pakistan’s spy chief in a meeting on Tuesday to act against terrorists hiding in different parts of Pakistan.
KABUL (SW): Pakistan’s Spy Chief Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar, the director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), is likely to visit Kabul in few days’ time.
KABUL (SW): The Afghanistan Salvation and Stability Council has warned Russia not to interfere in Afghanistan’s internal matters.
KABUL (SW): The Chief of Hezb-e-Islami party Gulbudin Hekmatyar said on Sunday the peace deal he has inked with the government is not for any share in the government.
MEHTARLAM (SW): The former Afghan Mujahedeen leader Gulbudin Hekmatyar has urged the Taliban they cannot force their way to power, and should shun violence to join peace process.
KABUL (SW) The former presidential aide Ahmad Zia Massoud has questioned the National Unity Government (NUG)’s legitimacy as he vehemently criticized President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday.
KABUL (SW): The Minister of Justice has said the political parties are facing shortages of funds which has led to them seek favors from other countries.
KABUL (SW): The Afghan Army Chief and the country’s Defence Minister have resigned over Friday’s deadly assault on of the army’s headquarters that has led to the death of close to 140 soldiers.
KABUL (SW): The Taliban militants cannot orchestrate massive and planned attacks without the support of the foreign state agencies, the Presidential Palace (Arg) has said in connection with the Friday’s attack on the 209-Shaheen Corps in Balkh.
KABUL (SW): Following Friday’s brazen attack on the 209-Shaheen Corps in Balkh, civil society activists and political analysts have called for stern actions against the Taliban and their sympathizers including former president Hamid Karzai.
KUNDUZ CITY (SW): A number of residents in Kunduz province have blamed the governor Asadullah Umarkhel for grabbing two plots of land in a residential township.
KABUL (SW): In the ongoing disciplinary drive, the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) suspended and deprived five more members of their privileges and perks due to prolong absence.
KABUL (SW): Spokesman for Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Unity Government (NUG), has rebuffed calls by Ahmad Zia Massoud, former presidential aide, about formation of the interim government.
KABUL (SW): Ahmad Zia Massoud, the former special presidential representative for reforms and good governance, has challenged his dismissal.
KABUL (SW): A number of Mesharano Jirga (upper house) members pronounced the former president Hamid Karzai’s criticism of the National Unity Government (NUG) as damaging to the national interests.
KABUL (SW): Herbert Raymond McMaster, the U.S. National Security Advisor is on his maiden visit to Afghanistan.
KABUL (SW): The dropping of Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) by the U.S. in Achin caused concerns among a number of Wolesi Jirga (lower house) members on Saturday.
KABUL (SW): In line with the Rules of Procedures, the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Wednesday suspended four of its members over prolonged absence.
KABUL (SW): The Hezb-e-Islami (HI) party led by former Mujahideen leader Gulbudin Hekmatyar has criticized the government for not releasing inmates associated with the HI.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Monday announced to cut the salaries and perks of those members failing to attend the proceedings of the house for at least 20 consecutive days.
KABUL (SW): Experts on legal affairs have lamented the National Unity Government (NUG) for failing to implement laws on all citizens equally.
PUL-I-ALAM (SW): Local authorities in Logar province said to have reclaimed up to four thousand jeribs of state land from the land-grabbers.
KABUL (SW): An election watchdog claimed on Thursday the electoral bodies are not prepared to hold parliamentary and local council elections this year.
KABUL/ GARDEZ (SW): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has made it clear that only the people on both sides of the Durand Line in Afghanistan and Pakistan can decide the fate of it.
KABUL (SW): In line with the peace deal, a number of the imprisoned Hezb-e-Islami party members are set to be free next week.
KABUL (SW): The government on Sunday rejected rumors about President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani dissolving the High Peace Council.
KABUL (SW): A group of civil society activists has grilled the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) members for allegedly striking behind the door deals with the ministers of security sector.