Sima Samar: Afghan Women Should be a Part of Peace Talks

The chairwomen of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, Sima Samar, stated that she supports women being a part of the Afghanistan peace talks. Samar presented on the role of women in securing peace at the “Women’s role in ensuring justice and human rights” Conference in Kabul. Samar pointed out the fear that many women have in […]

Afghanistan to face Ireland in 1st T20

Afghanistan is all set to host Ireland in a three-T20, five ODI and a Test match series from Thursday, February 21 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Dehradun City of India. Starting with the T20 series, the national squad will face Ireland in the first match on Thursday (tomorrow). This is the second time that […]

President Ghani receives US Gen. Votel

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received the United States Central Command Commander Gen. Joseph Votel at his office on Tuesday, the Presidential Palace said in a statement. During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on peace process, equipping and enforcement of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and joint fighting terrorism, according to […]

Elders thank President for Ghanikhel visit

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with a number of elders and influential figures of Shinwar tribe here at the presidential palace the other day, a statement said yesterday. Representing others, Haji Osman thanked President for his trip to Ghanikhel district and gave the title of ‘lion’ for the president for his bravery and courage. […]

Lapis Lazuli convoy back home from first trip

KABUL: A landmark trade convoy linking landlocked Afghanistan to Turkey along the historic Lapis Lazuli route returned on Monday successfully bringing back medicine, solar panels, and oil. Starting in Afghanistan’s northern Faryab province, the resurrected route goes through Turkmenistan, passes the Caspian Sea, and goes through Azerbaijan and Georgia to reach the Turkish cities of […]

Electronic Governance Center Inaugurated

KABUL: Electronic Governance Center inaugurated in the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology on Tuesday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported. During the inauguration ceremony, the minister of telecommunications and information technology Shahzad Aryoubi said the center opened to improve and ease the way of services, the agency further said. According to him, facilitation of public […]

Unified negotiation team essential for peace talks

In an exclusive interview with local TV in Kabul, TOLO TV, the US special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad asked government to setup an inclusive negotiating delegation with the presence of representatives of all political forces, adding such act to prevent disorder of talks with Taliban. Khalilzad words are in fact the demand […]