Latest news from Afghanistan, in Afghan newspapers

Why Pakistan ISI Wants Another Group ‘Ready’ – To Replace Taliban
By: ADITYA RAJ KAUL Top sources within Afghan intelligence have revealed, that the Pakistan ISI wants another armed group ready – to replace the Taliban – in case the intra-Afghan talks succeed under US pressure. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani also (...)
Afghanistan Times - 5 August 2020
32 people killed in three-day ceasefire: Report
AT News KABUL: The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission says in a report that 32 people were killed in seven incidents during the three-day cease fire announced by the Taliban for the Eid ul Adha festivities. The commission said on (...)
Afghanistan Times - 5 August 2020
Parliament rejects Loya Jirga as ‘illegal’
AT News KABUL: The Parliament Speaker, Mir Rahman Rahmani has opposed President Ghani’s announcement over calling the Loya Jirga to make decision on the fate of Taliban prisoners, saying it was against the law, arguing that the parliament should (...)
Afghanistan Times - 5 August 2020
Turkmenistan to send more humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree on sending humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, Trend reports with reference to Turkmenistan’s State News Agency. The humanitarian aid will contain sets of (...)
Afghanistan Times - 5 August 2020
Kabul, Tehran sign MoU on goods transit
AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Iranian Managing Director of Sistan and Balouchestan Ports and Maritime Department General Behrouz Aqayee said that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been inked with Afghanistan’s private sector on transit via (...)
Afghanistan Times - 5 August 2020
Key Daesh commander involved in foreign terrorists’ infiltration in Afghanistan detained
AT News KABUL: A key Daesh or so called IS-K commander, who was responsible for penetration of foreign terrorists along with their family members inside Afghanistan, was arrested in eastern Kunar province on Tuesday night, Defense Ministry said (...)
Afghanistan Times - 5 August 2020
Editorial: Lawmakers’ refusal to register assets: A paradox
One approach to combat the issue of corruption among government officials and public representatives, whose assets and properties usually see a mushroom growth after being involved in numerous backdoor deals and briberies during their terms of (...)
Afghanistan Times - 5 August 2020
Afghanistan has ’10m’ covid-19 infections: Survey
AT News KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday said that around 10 million Afghans were infected with coronavirus across the country since the outbreak of the virus nearly six month ago. This is based on a survey which was done (...)
Afghanistan Times - 5 August 2020
197 officials’ payments suspended for not registering assets
AT News KABUL: The government has suspended the salaries and privileges of its 197 high-rank officials and workers for not registering their assets and properties. Addressing a joint press conference, Abdul Wadud Basharyar, head of the Asset (...)
Afghanistan Times - 5 August 2020
“Balance of Engagement” as a Foreign Policy Approach for Afghanistan: Prospects for Peace and (...)
By Sayed Maqsood Sadat Since its independence (1919), Afghanistan is constantly experiencing strategic shift both in domestic affairs as well as in Foreign Policy approaches: from Monarchy to Presidency form of governance and from Communism to (...)
Afghanistan Times - 5 August 2020
US to leave only 4,000 troops in Afghanistan by November
AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: The United States is looking to leave roughly 4,000 to 5,000 troops in Afghanistan by November. The US President Donald Trump in an interview broadcast on Monday night said that by November Election Day troop levels in (...)
Afghanistan Times - 4 August 2020
Taliban rebels kill three protestors in Takhar
AT News KABUL: Local officials in northern Takhar said that three civilians, who stood against Taliban’s alleged sexual assault on a teenage girl, were killed by the Taliban in Khwajaghar district of the province. District Police Chief, Mohammad (...)
Afghanistan Times - 4 August 2020
Pompeo, Taliban negotiators discuss peace process
AT News KABUL: The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had held a video meeting with Taliban negotiators lead by Mullah Baradar the group’s deputy leader and head of Qatar Political Office, in which they discussed the start of the Intra-Afghan (...)
Afghanistan Times - 4 August 2020
Nabil flays Govt. for perfunctory role in Afghan peace
“The leadership of the government has made a very shameful effort to promote populism and abnormality of political behavior in the form of disgrace, bigotry, and weakening of values and institutions.” AT News KABUL: Former spy-chief Rahmatullah (...)
Afghanistan Times - 4 August 2020
338 prisoners escape after mass jailbreak in Jalalabad
AT News KABUL: A military official in eastern Nangarhar province said that 338 prisoners managed to escape from the prisoner after the Daesh insurgents staged a complex attack on provincial jail. The official, who was talking on condition of (...)
Afghanistan Times - 4 August 2020
Afghanistan, a state victim of proxy war
Mujeeb R. Awrang KABUL: The Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had engaged in telephonic conversations with Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan – the country which is blamed for giving safe havens to the (...)
Afghanistan Times - 4 August 2020
Editorial: Wreaking havoc delegated to Daesh now
The lagging unresolved issues in the peace process have facilitated a conducive environment for terrorist groups – especially Daesh – to solidify their footprints and show that they are still capable of wreaking havoc even if there’s a (...)
Afghanistan Times - 4 August 2020
Daesh warns Nangarhar residents to remove security cameras
AT News KABUL: The IS-K or so called Daesh extremist group has warned the private sectors, companies, markets and residential houses to remove their security cameras in eastern Nangarhar province. The group said that if any private company and (...)
Afghanistan Times - 4 August 2020
Afghanistan registered no covid-19 death for first time
AT News KABUL: Afghanistan reported no coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, the first time since the infection started in the country more than five months. Only 36 positive cases were registered in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry. (...)
Afghanistan Times - 4 August 2020
Daesh extremists launch deadly attack on a prison in Nangarhar
29 people killed, over 50 wounded Daesh complex attack led to a mass jailbreak as hundreds of imprisoned terrorists escaped By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: At least 29 people were killed after affiliates of the Islamic State, also known as Daesh (...)
Afghanistan Times - 3 August 2020
Global rivalry of Covid-19 vaccines and nationalism
Since the outbreak of Covid -19, preparing a perfect vaccine for this coronavirus has become a global challenge for the doctors, scientists and the medical fraternity as a whole. As we all are aware it’s a very tough and time-taking as well. It (...)
Afghanistan Times - 3 August 2020



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