Politics

President Ghani Meets Iran’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan

President M. Ashraf Ghani met Iran’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian and discussed expansion of relations between the two countries as well as the Afghan peace process

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Khalilzad Meets Afghan Leaders in Kabul

US special envoy on the Afghan peace process Zalmay Khalilzad has had separate meetings with Afghan leaders and discussed ways of reducing violence

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Khalilzad Arrives in Kabul

U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul on Wednesday to discuss ways of resuming peace talks, Afghan government officials said

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Afghan People’s Optimism for Future Increased: Asia Foundation

According to a new survey released by The Asia Foundation in Kabul, Afghanistan, Afghans report a slight uptick in optimism

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German Defence Minister Calls for Announcement of Afghan Election Results

Speaking at a press conference in the presidential palace (Arg), the German Defence Minister called for the urgent announcement of the presidential election results

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Too early to Speak about Resumption of Talks with US: Taliban

The Taliban said Friday it was “way too early” to speak of resuming direct talks with Washington, a day after President Donald Trump confirmed negotiations to end America’s longest war, were back on track during a surprise visit to Afghanistan

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137,000 votes were Biometric information, Not Ballots: Nuristani

The head of IEC says that 137,000 votes were biometric information, not analog ballot papers criticized by candidates. “biometric votes are credible for the IEC,” she added

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Taliban Oppose Composition of Kabul Delegation: Kabulov

Russia’s Special representative for Afghanistan says that Taliban opposed with the composition of Kabul delegation for Beijing Intra-Afghan talks and that is why everything has been frozen

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US congressional Delegation Meets Afghan Authorities

A visiting US congressional delegation and senior military officers separately met with president Ghani and CEO Abdullah and discussed a range of issues, including the peace process, election, women rights, regional cooperation and terrorism

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NSA Mohib Discusses Six-party Meeting with his Russian counterpart

Afghan NSA Hamdullah Mohib discussed issues related to the six-party meeting between national security advisers (NSA) of Afghanistan, Iran, India, Russia, China and Pakistan with his Russian counterpart during a trip to Moscow

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