Ghani Appoints New Security Ministers

President Ashraf Ghani on Friday appointed former Helmand governor Hayatullah Hayat as acting minister of interior and Chief of Army Staff Gen. Yasin Zia as acting minister of defense, according to a statement by the National Security Council. Hayatullah Hayat … Read More

US accuses Beijing of sabotaging ‘rules-based’ world order & decries ‘protocol violation’ after Chinese hit back at Alaska talks

A war of words erupted as talks between US and Chinese officials kicked off in Alaska, with Secretary of State Tony Blinken accusing Beijing of undermining the global order, prompting a harsh rebuttal from his counterpart. Blinken opened Thursday’s summit … Read More

One last failed bid to end the Forever War: Pentagon adviser dishes details of Trump’s final failure to end Afghanistan quagmireAuto Draft

Despite an executive order in November mandating the withdrawal of all remaining troops in Afghanistan, Trump’s promise to end the US’ longest war collapsed – and was set up to fail, according to a senior Pentagon adviser. Former US president … Read More

AstraZeneca: EU regulator rules vaccine is ‘safe’ for useAuto Draft

An initial analysis by the EMA found the AstraZeneca jab safe after several countries suspended its use. The agency also said it could not “definitively” rule out a link between the shot and blood clots. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) … Read More

Representatives in Moscow Reject Restart of Islamic Emirate

Following the Moscow conference on Afghan peace held on Thursday, a joint statement was issued in which the four primary representative countries–Russia, China, the US and Pakistan–stated that they would not support the return of the Islamic emirate system in … Read More

Lavrov opens Moscow Summit, says Afghan conflict is fueling extremism

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov officially opened Thursday’s landmark peace summit in Moscow which has brought together representatives of the Afghan Republic and the Taliban, along with other key stakeholders, in a concerted push by the foreign community to accelerate … Read More

Ghani adamant about not compromising on Constitution

Addressing an event to mark National Journalists Day, President Ashraf Ghani referred to the peace process and said he will never compromise Afghanistan’s Constitution or the nation’s sovereignty. President Ghani says there is no space to compromise on the rights … Read More

Moscow Conference on Afghan Peace Begins

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, during Thursday’s opening session of the Moscow talks on Afghan peace, said that despite the peace agreement between the US and the Taliban in Doha, the security situation has continued to deteriorate.  “Unfortunately, the Doha … Read More

UN chief appoints special peace envoy for Afghanistan

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday announced the appointment of Jean Arnault of France as his Personal Envoy on Afghanistan and Regional Issues. According to a statement issued by the UN, the Secretary-General has asked Arnault to assist in … Read More

Army Helicopter Crash Lands in Maidan Wardak, 9 Killed

Nine people, including a pilot and five security force members, on board an Mi-17 helicopter belonged to Afghan army were killed after it crash landed in Behsud district in Maidan Wardak province, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Thursday.  The Defense Ministry … Read More

3 Civilians Killed as Blast Targets Govt Employees Bus in Kabul

Three civilians were killed and 11 more were wounded after a bus carrying government employees was targeted by a blast in Kabul on Thursday morning, police said.  The incident happened at around 7:20 am local time in Sar-e-Kotal area in … Read More

UN Chief Appoints Personal Envoy on Afghanistan

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday appointed veteran French diplomat Jean Arnault as his personal envoy on Afghanistan and regional issues, according to a UN statement.  This comes as Afghan political leaders, foreign envoys and the Taliban members are … Read More

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