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Moscow conference on Afghan peace postponed

Moscow conference on Afghan peace postponed

28 Aug 2018 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: The Moscow conference on the Afghanistan planned to be held in early September, was postponed, after a telephonic conversation between President Ashraf Ghani and Russian Foreign Minister,... The post Moscow conference on Afghan peace postponed appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Japan’s $8m aid to bolster maternal, child healthcare

Japan’s $8m aid to bolster maternal, child healthcare

27 Aug 2018 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-Kabul: Japan announced Monday an assistance package of $8.1 million in response to urgent calls to improve maternal and child healthcare in Afghanistan. According to a statement issued... The post Japan’s $8m aid to bolster maternal, child healthcare appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

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Ghani rejects resignation of senior security brass

Ghani rejects resignation of senior security brass

27 Aug 2018 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: President Ghani has rejected resignations of three of its high-ranking security officials, asking them to stay at their posts and work to bolster security. Minister of Defense... The post Ghani rejects resignation of senior security brass appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Afghan forces’ crackdown on militants leaves 48 dead

Afghan forces’ crackdown on militants leaves 48 dead

27 Aug 2018 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: Relentless military operations of Afghan security forces to fight off Taliban rebels in troubled southern, northern and central provinces have left at least 48militants dead and 8... The post Afghan forces’ crackdown on militants leaves 48 dead appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Political alliance says will no longer obey gov’t

Political alliance says will no longer obey gov’t

27 Aug 2018 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: The Grand National Coalition of Afghanistan, an alliance of several political parties, has warned it would not obey the government anymore. In a statement, the coalition said... The post Political alliance says will no longer obey gov’t appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Editorial: Improve security

Editorial: Improve security

27 Aug 2018 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

Top security officials tendered their resignations, but President Ashraf Ghani did not accept, asking them to work for improvement of security in the country, especially in Kabul. However,... The post Editorial: Improve security appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

IS head in Afghanistan killed; NDS

IS head in Afghanistan killed; NDS

27 Aug 2018 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: National Directorate of Security on Sunday said that the Daesh leader for Afghanistan, Saad Irhabi, was killed in an airstrike Saturday night in eastern Nangarhar province, dealing... The post IS head in Afghanistan killed; NDS appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Karzai saddened over McCain’s death

Karzai saddened over McCain’s death

27 Aug 2018 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: Senior politician Hamid Karzai expressed on Sunday his condolences over the death of prominent U.S. senator John McCain. “I extend my condolences on the sad demise of... The post Karzai saddened over McCain’s death appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

“Fraud will plague elections if system remains unchanged”

“Fraud will plague elections if system remains unchanged”

24 Aug 2018 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: Political parties have once again raised prospects of massive-scale fraud in the forthcoming parliamentary elections if the government continued to brush off their request for a change... The post “Fraud will plague elections if system remains unchanged” appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Former US official wants strong sanctions on Pakistan

Former US official wants strong sanctions on Pakistan

24 Aug 2018 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: A former U.S. official has said that Trump administration needed to increase its pressure on Pakistan to curb terror financing and interfering in Afghanistan. Former US deputy... The post Former US official wants strong sanctions on Pakistan appeared first on Afghanistan Times.

Afghanistan boycotts Moscow peace meet

Afghanistan boycotts Moscow peace meet

24 Aug 2018 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

The government has announced it will not send representatives to Russia to join a conference planned to be held in early September with the aim of seeking ways... The post Afghanistan boycotts Moscow peace meet appeared first on Afghanistan Times.