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Three Afghan children abducted in UK

AT News KABUL: The British embassy in Kabul said that specialist detectives investigating the abduction of three children from their foster home in south London. Bilal Safi, Mohammed Ebrar Safi, and Mohammed Yaseen Safi – aged six, five and three – were taken from their home in Coulsdon Road, Coulsdon …

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Karzai saddened over former senator’s death

AT News KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai expressed sympathies and condolences over the killing of a former member of senate Mohammad Hassan Hotak. Hotak was killed in a terrorist attack. Karzai called Hotak a peace-loving person, tribal elder and influential figure who served for the welfare of his people. The …

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Dozens of Taliban rebels killed in Faryab

AT News KABUL: At least 47 Taliban fighters were killed and 21 others wounded in a latest crackdown carried out by the Afghan security forces in northern Faryab province in the past 24 hours, military officials said on Monday. The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) conducted a preemptive …

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Editorial: Reactions to HCNR formation

Following the release of a list containing the members of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR), mixed reactions have arisen from different quarters against the council. A presidential decree named 48 members, featuring key political and Jihadi figures, for the council that is mandated with taking peace talks ahead …

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Government announces 10 ministerial nominees

AT News KABUL: After prolonged delay, the government on Monday announced a new list of 10-member nominees for different ministries. Talking to a news conference on Monday, President Asrhaf Ghani’s Spokesman, Sediq Sediqqi said that these officials were appointed as the acting ministers and would be introduced to the parliament …

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Ghani’s envoy undermines peace process: Ismail Khan

AT News KABUL: Some members of the High Council for National Reconciliation say the appointment of President Ashraf Ghani’s special envoy for Afghan peace process would affect the peace negotiations. Following the list of the members of the reconciliation council, Ghani in a decree appointed the current minister of state …

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