Three arrested over lashing of Takhar woman

Monday, 05 February 2018 03:30 Written by

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the illegal lashing of a 22-year-old woman in Chah Ab district of Takhar province.

IEC: Parliamentary poll cannot be held as planned

Monday, 05 February 2018 03:26 Written by

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has said the parliamentary and district council election may not be held on time -- July 7, 2018, and there is a possibility that it will be delayed for another three to four months.

Dostum’s name included in documents sent to ICC

Sunday, 04 February 2018 03:46 Written by

The name of the first vice president of Afghanistan Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum has been included in the documents that have been sent to the International Criminal Court.

Pence held a telephonic conversation on recent terrorist attacks in Kabul, the Presidential Palace said on Saturday.

China willing to help revive Afghan peace process

Sunday, 04 February 2018 03:45 Written by

China has once again expressed its willingness to help revive the peace process in Afghanistan, where insurgent-linked violence has escalated in recent weeks.

Pakistan has proposed a joint investigation into recent attacks in Kabul, a spokesman for the ministry of foreign affairs of Afghanistan Ahmad Shakib Mustaghni said yesterday. 

Probe ordered into public lashing of Takhar woman

Sunday, 04 February 2018 03:38 Written by

The governor and other local officials of northern Takhar province have been ordered to investigate a kangaroo court verdict against a woman there.

Addressing the general session of the High Peace Council meeting on Saturday, President Ashraf Ghani said the peace door for those involved in the recent attacks in Afghanistan is no longer open and that government will hunt the attackers down no matter where they are hiding.

Afghanistan’s Ulema Council on Tuesday criticized their Pakistani counterparts for issuing fatwa against terrorism in Pakistan but not in Afghanistan and called on the Afghan general public to donate blood to help victims of the spate of deadly attacks around the country. 

The administration of US President Donald Trump is seeking to prolong the war in Afghanistan largely to restore the heroin industry and ultimately serve the interests of Israel and Saudi Arabia, not that of the American people, according to a US intelligence and security specialist.