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HPC praises US, region for Afghan peace efforts

AT-KABUL: The High Peace Council (HPC) praises efforts made by the United States as well as some regional countries as a move “making us closer”. It also called the third visit of the US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad to Russia “important” for accelerating peace efforts. “Moscow has …

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UAE pledges continue supporting Afghanistan to achieve political reconciliation

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The United Arab Emirates reiterated its commitment to continuing its humanitarian duty towards the Afghan people, including supporting the efforts of the Afghan Government in establishing reconciliation and broad economic, social and political reforms. This came in a statement delivered by UAE’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the …

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Foreign forces airstrike kills 4 soldiers in Uruzgan

AT-KANDAHAR CITY: At least four Afghan soldiers embraced martyrdom after foreign forces carried out airstrike in Chinarto district of central Uruzgan province, officials said Friday. Faiz Mohammad, Chinarto district chief told Pajhwok Afghan News that Taliban militants had recently started some destructive activities in the district and a day early, the rebels …

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Lawmakers worried about worsening security situation

AT-KABUL: Members of parliament say the security situation was as worrying as government has only control on the centers of provinces and districts. The legislators said in the parliament’s Wednesday session more districts in the provinces of Zabul, Ghazni and some others were under Taliban control and government forces had …

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Violence against women is a shame, says President Ghani

AT-KABUL: While observing the International Day for the Elimination Violence against Women, President Ashraf Ghani said that violence against women is a crime, and will not be tolerated at any level. “While growing up in pre-war Afghanistan, violence against women was an unknown phenomenon to us. Unfortunately, it has become …

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Majrouh’s 90th birth anniversary marked; Karzai wants US, regional powers’ inclusion in Afghan peace efforts

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai wants US-Russia-plus regional powers inclusion in ongoing US mission to fix peace conundrum in the country, and has expressed his fully support to the process leads by Zalmay Khalilzad, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation. Taking on the 90th birth anniversary of Dr. …

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40 Pakistani among over hundred insurgents killed in raids

AT-KABUL: Over 117 insurgents—in which 40 Pakistani militants among them—have been killed in the past two days in different military crackdowns conducted by the Afghan security forces across the country, security officials said Wednesday. In addition to that, seven other insurgents received injures—and this comes as already the terrorist group …

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