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HAJJ AT-TAMATTU            WHY SHOULD YOU EAT HALAL EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A MUSLIM?            HAJJ-DAY-BY-DAY            SHIA AND IMAMATE            US, Pakistan Welcome Ceasefire Announcement             Taliban militants kidnap 170 passengers from Kunduz-Takhar highway             Merkel implicitly rejects Putinís call to help Syria reconstruction            íSocial, econ. woes behind US, Britain low life expectancyí             18th Asian Games in Pictures             US cuts Syria ístabilizationí fund, vows to continue anti-Damascus bid            La Liga: Barcelona 3-0 Alaves/ video             Taliban Preparing To Attack Kabul: Massoud             Afghanistan Celebrates Independence Day            Chinese president to pay formal visit to N Korea in Sept.: Report            Syria slams ídespicableí Saudi support for US ploys in war-torn state            

Taliban militants kidnap 170 passengers from Kunduz-Takhar highway

image1 The Taliban militants have kidnapped at least 170 passengers from the highway connecting Kunduz with the northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan. The Security Director of Kunduz Security Commandment Safiullah...



US, Pakistan Welcome Ceasefire Announcement

The United States in Monday welcomed the announcement by the Afghanistanian government of a ceasefire conditioned on the Talibanís participation. In a statement issued by US Secretary of State Michael Pompei he said: "This plan responds to the clear and continued call of the Afghan people for peace."...




Taliban militants kidnap 170 passengers from Kunduz-Takhar highway

The Taliban militants have kidnapped at least 170 passengers from the highway connecting Kunduz with the northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan. The Security Director of Kunduz Security Commandment Safiullah Mahzon confirmed the incident and said the passengers were abducted from the vicinity...




Taliban Preparing To Attack Kabul: Massoud

Ahmad Zia Massoud, a former special envoy to President Ashraf Ghani and a member of a new coalition called the Grand National Coalition of Afghanistan, said at a press conference on Saturday that Taliban militants are preparing to attack Kabul. He said government is aware of the plan but according...




Afghanistan Celebrates Independence Day

Today, Sunday, August 19, thousands of Afghanistanian around the country will celebrate the 99th anniversary of Independence Day. Official ceremonies will take place in various parts of the country and thousands of families and friends will spend the day together to mark the event. In addition, a...




Taliban Chief invites US to talks to ĎReach Understandingí to end the ongoing war

The Taliban Supreme Leader Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada has invited US to talks to ‘Reach Understandingí for ending the ongoing war in Afghanistan. Akhundzada made the remarks in his statement issued ahead of Eid Al-Adha. He said the Taliban group still emphasizes on the logic of understanding...




Return of the dead bodies of Pakistanis from Ghazni incorrect, claims Gen. Bajwa

The Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa claims that reports the return of the dead bodies of Pakistanis from Ghazni are incorrect. "COAS reiterates that there is no support to any terrorist activity inside Afghanistan from Pakistan side. The alleged return of injured / dead terrorists...




Ghazni Is Not Safe For Aid Workers To Enter: UN

United Nation (UN) officials said on Friday it was not possible for aid workers to safely enter the city of Ghazni after the Taliban attack earlier this week.    Jens Laerke, spokesperson for UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that there is no safe way for civilians...




President Ghani orders strict follow up on cases of religious scholars

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has ordered the Ministry of Interior to strictly follow the cases of the murder perpetrators involved in the killings of religious scholars. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said President Ghani issued the latest instruction during a meeting with...




Consensus reached on peace with Taliban, elections: Junbish Party

The Junbish Milli Party says some of the key political parties and movements held talks regarding the peace process with the Taliban and upcoming elections during their last meeting over the past one week. A spokesman of Junbish Party Bashir Ahmad Tahyanj said a consensus was reached during the talks...




Pakistan to add 60,000 more troops along the Durand Line with Afghanistan

The Pakistani military officials have said as many as 60,000 more troops will be added to increase patrols along the Durand Line with Afghanistan. The officials have said the main purpose of a boost in troops number is to increase patrols along the Line with an aim to curb the flow of insurgents passing...




Afghanistan assumes full control of its airspace after almost 26 years

The Independent Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan assumed full control of the airspace of Afghanistan after almost 26 years. Deputy presidential spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazawi said Afghanistan has assumed the full control of its airspace for the first time since 1371 solar year. According...




ISIS-K fighters to be treated as war prisoners, not honored guests: Gen. Votel

The Commander of the US Militaryís Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel has said that the Afghanistanian government has assured that the surrendered ISIS Khorasan militants will be treated as war prisoners and not as honored guest. Speaking during a press conference, Gen. Votel said "I also want to comment...




EU Says ĎWe Stand United With Afghanistaní After Attacks

The European Union said in a statement on Wednesday that "we stand united with the people of Afghanistan" after the deadly attack in Jalalabad on Tuesday that killed 15 people including an IOM employee. "In the wake of the attacks in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, which claimed the lives of 15 civilians,...




Former NDS Chief Launches New Political Movement

A new political movement, led by former National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief Assadullah Khalid, was officially launched in Afghanistan on Thursday. Hundreds of supporters from around the country converged on the streets on Thursday morning to attend the launch of the movement, called...




AGO Calls SIGAR Report As ĎContradictoryí

The Attorney General Office (AGO) has rejected the recent report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), saying the watchdog has no evidence. “The report is contradictory and is not based on facts and evidence,” Jamshid Rasouli, the spokesman of AGO...




Civilians suffer heavy casualties in a roadside bomb explosion in Farah

A roadside bomb explosion targeted a civilian bus in western Farah province of Afghanistan, leaving scores of passengers dead or wounded. Provincial governorís spokesman Nasir Mehri confirmed that the incident took place on Herat - Kandahar highway at around 4:30am local time. Mehri further added...




íVery positive signalsí after U.S., Taliban talks: sources

A meeting between a senior US diplomat and Taliban representatives in Doha last week to discuss a possible ceasefire ended with "very positive signals" and a decision to hold more meetings, people with knowledge of the talks said on Sunday. The meeting between a delegation led by Alice Wells, deputy...




Government leaders meet in Kabul after Gen. Dostumís return from Turkey

The leaders of the government of national unity met in Kabul today a week after the First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostumís return from Turkey. Haroon Chakhansuri, deputy chief of staff of the presidential office, confirmed the meeting between the government leaders this morning. He said...




CE Abdullah Meets Pakistanís President

Afghanistanís Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday met Pakistanís President Mamnoon Hussain in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. According to a statement released by Abdullahís office, Pakistanís President thanked Afghan government for its role in the killing of TTP leader Mullah Fazlullah...




NATO discussing funding for Afghanistanian forces beyond 2020: Stoltenberg

NATO is discussing extension of funding for the Afghanistanian forces beyond 2020, chief of thesaid on Wednesday ahead of its defense ministerial meeting. Jens Stoltenberg said that allies and partners are stepping up their commitments to Afghanistan with both forces and funding as he said that...




Criminal Incidents Increased in Kabul: Police

Kabul police department confirms that in recent months, the criminal incidents have been in the city, stressing that it has arrested 82 individuals suspected of murder and car robbery in this regard. Mohammad Daoud Amin, police chief of Kabul said that the murder and car robbery cases have been...




US Fails to Enforce Security Agreement: Senator

A number of members of Meshrano Jirga (the Upper House of Parliament) on Sunday raised concerns regarding the security situation and said the United States is not doing enough to bring stability in Afghanistan. The senators said based on the security agreement signed between Kabul and Washington,...




Govít Circles Facilitating Insurgent Attacks: MPs

Following the insurgentsí attack on the Interior Ministry compound in Kabul on May 30, a number of Afghanistan parliamentarians said that certain elements within the government being responsible of facilitating the militants to launch attacks across the country. The insurgents who carried out the attack...




IEC Prints 18 Million Stickers for Seven Million Voters

Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials said Saturday that the commissionís goal is to register between five and seven million voters, but that they have printed 18 million stickers to use if the number of voters goes up. In the voter registration process, the election commission pastes the...




Haqqani Network Behind Attack On Interior Ministry

The Ministry of Interior claims that their investigations show that Haqqani network was the main organizer of the attack on the new building of the security agency this week and that it claimed it under the name of Daesh. The ministry admits that the militants got through a few security check points...




Hekmatyar Reacts to Calls for Renaming Afghanistan Back to Khorasan

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar the leader of Hezb-e-Islami on Friday reacted against those people who have called for the name of Afghanistan to be changed back to Khorasan. "Some individuals shamelessly say we donít accept the name of Afghanistan and want to change it to Khorasan. Khorasan is a province in...




Afghanistanian Shias Targeted In Deadly Attacks in Recent Years: Report

In its annual 2017 Report on International Religious Freedom, the US Department of State said that in recent years, a series of deadly attacks were conducted on the Shia community in Afghanistan. The report says that the majority of attacks were carried out by Daesh. Meanwhile, Afghan government...




Attack On Interior Ministry Ends After 10 Gunmen Killed

The attack on the new building of the Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan, on the airport road in Kabul, ended after almost two hours when 10 attackers were killed by government forces, a spokesman for the ministry confirmed. The attack started at around 12.15pm Kabul time when an explosion occurred...




UN Chief Urges Governments To Protect Civilians From Violence

Speaking at a Security Council meeting on Tuesday, the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres urged governments to protect civilians from violence. In turn he presented a report outlining three ways governments can step up action. He noted that last year, more than 26,000 civilians...




US Drops Over 500 Bombs On Insurgents In April

Statistics by the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) show that the US army has dropped 562 bombs on militant targets in Afghanistan during April. In April, US army also brought back C-17 aircrafts on strike after a break of eight months. "The terrorists announced an offensive named Khandaq and...




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