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Modi to attend Afghan parliament building inauguration

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend unveiling ceremony of Afghanistan’s new parliament building that India is constructing, said Indian media outlets. Construction of the new parliament building at the total cost of $200 million is considered as India’s symbolic support for Afghanistan, as the …

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Security forces retake Nawzad district

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in a military operation on Friday retook the control of Nawzad district in southern Helmand province. The operation was led by Kandahar Police Chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed the retaking of Nawzad district, and said that …

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Govt to introduce another woman for Supreme Court slot

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The National Unity Government (NUG) officials have said that another woman will be introduced as a female judge at the Supreme Court after Anisa Rassouli was rejected by the parliament last month. The Chief Executive of NUG Abdullah Abdullah the other day in a session with female …

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LPG prices hike hit Kabul residents hardest

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The new rate in liquid gas (LPG) prices which represents Afs20 hike in every kilogram has sparked anger among Kabul residents as they said they were shocked about the new price and that it will be difficult for them afford it. The Ministry of Commerce and Industries …

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Sayyaf and Gen. Campbell discuss security situation

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Resolute Support Mission commander, General John Campbell, has reportedly met with former Jihadi leader, Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf, where they have discussed security situation of the country. Campbell is seen meeting with Sayyaf in pictures posted on a Facebook page attributed to the former Jihadi leader. …

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China announces support to Afghan peace process

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Amidst delay in the second round of peace talks following the death of Taliban’s leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, China on Friday announced support to Afghan peace process and its involved parties, including Afghanistan and Pakistan. Chinese External Affairs Ministry said that Beijing is aware of the reasons …

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US calls on Taliban to become part of Afghan govt

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A US State Department spokesman has called on the Taliban to grab ‘a moment of opportunity’ and make real peace and become part of the legitimate political system in Afghanistan. On Friday, spokesman Mark Toner said in response to a question that the United Sates wants to …

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