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Turkey delivers aid to Afghanistan after floods

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Turkish state-run aid agency has provided food and shelter for approximately 1,000 families suffering from floods in northern Afghanistan, the agency announced. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) said it distributed food packages and tents to the families who lost their homes due to …

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Iran, India back Afghan-owned peace process

AT News Report KABUL: Iranian and Indian ambassadors to Afghanistan have reiterated their country’s support over Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process, the National Security Council (NSC) said on Friday in a statement.  They said this in a separate meeting with Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib. During meeting …

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Iran criticizes US policy toward Afghanistan

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized the wrong policies of the US in war-torn Afghanistan, saying talking to the Taliban about Afghanistan’s future but excluding the Afghan government from it has achieved nothing. He said while speaking at the Asia Society, while also touched upon ISIS, …

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US, China and Russia on same page on Afghan peace

AT News Report KABUL: The trilateral meeting between special envoys of United States, Russia and China in Moscow concluded on Thursday where they reached consensus on the Afghan peace process. It was the second trilateral consultation on Afghanistan in Moscow, in which US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad, Chinese Special Envoy Deng Xijun, …

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Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism related crimes

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens in a mass execution across the country over what it said was terrorism-related crimes, according to a media report on Wednesday The executions were carried out in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, the Eastern Province, Qassim and Asir, the Saudi …

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Europe-US envoys support peace in Afghanistan

AT News Report KABUL: The United Kingdom has hosted a meeting of Special Envoys from Europe and the US in support of peace in Afghanistan, where Afghan acting finance minister Mohammad Qayoumi who briefed them on the Afghan government’s economic program. Gareth Bayley, the UK’s Prime Minister’s Special Representative for …

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Kabul, Moscow relations growing

AT News Report KABUL: Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Idrees Zaman met with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Kabul, Mr. Alexander Mantetsky, where they discussed and exchanged views on the growing relations between the two countries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. “Joint counter-narcotics efforts, Consultative Loya …

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India hails ANDSF heroism

AT News Report KABUL: India has donated 100 wheelchairs, in a ceremony that took place at Ministry of Defense headquarter, to the disables personnel of Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) who have sacrificed and lost their body parts defending their country against terrorism. In this ceremony acting Defense …

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Pompeo pushes for Doha talks

He says a comprehensive peace agreement would end the suffering and destruction in Afghanistan  AT News Report KABUL: US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke on April 20 with President Ashraf Ghani, where he condemned the Taliban’s recent announcement of a spring offensive and underscored the United States’ solidarity …

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