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Abdullah vows reforms in electoral bodies

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Confessing that the new government had not done what it pledged ahead of its formation, the Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, said Friday that the people of Afghanistan should not worry about their future, as the government was committed to overcome the current challenges and lead the country …

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Obama lauds Afghan leaders for peace efforts

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The US President Barack Obama the other day held a video conference with President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. A press release issued by President’s media office said that during the contact the three sides discussed the current situation in Afghanistan and their efforts to …

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Taliban contacted to free kidnapped passengers: Mohaqiq

KABUL: Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Mohaqiq on Friday confirmed contact between government officials and representatives of the Taliban and another group for the release of kidnapped passengers. Unidentified gunmen kidnapped 31 people, who were on their way from Herat province to the capital Kabul, in the Shah Joi district …

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Notorious Talib commander killed in Baghlan offensive

Kabul: A notorious Taliban commander has been killed during a clearing operation in the Baghlan-e-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province, officials said on Thursday. A three-day operation involving all security organs was conducted in Baghlan-i-Markazi, district chief Gauhar Khan Baburi said. Baburi claimed Himmat Khail, Shafi Khail, Hussein Khail, Zaman …

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Karzai seeks Russia’s support for peace process

AT-KABUL: The ex-President Hamid Karzai urged Russia to support the peace process of Afghanistan. Russia’s envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Zamir Kabulov in a meeting with Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said that his country was committed to lend its continued support to Afghanistan. Russian ambassador to Afghanistan, Alexander Mantytskiy, were …

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MP seeks end to execution of Afghans in Iran

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Following execution of five Afghans in Iran, a lawmaker accused the government of turning blind eye to the issue. Nahid Farid, a member of the international relations committee of Wolesi Jirga, said the incumbent government should take drastic steps to put an end to execution of Afghan …

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President pardons Musafir

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Najibullah Musafir, a photojournalist who was imprisoned for six months has been pardoned by President Ashraf Ghani. The president has issued a decree that in which he has pardoned the remaining imprisonment period of Najibullah Musafir. The photojournalist was arrested about three weeks back and sent to …

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