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Kunduz governor house shut after protesters run amok

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AT-KABUL: Furious protests have erupted in northern Kunduz province in reaction to the kidnapping of a jeweler’s son, as protesters shut the governor’s house on Tuesday. Unidentified gunmen…

Army rescues 58 from Taliban prison

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AT-KABUL: Afghan Special Forces in an overnight operation raided a Taliban prison in volatile Helmand and rescued 58 people including security personnel from lock up, local military authorities…

Karzai turns up heat on Trump Afghan strategy

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AT-KABUL: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has argued that the United States strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia has been counterproductive which has also caused an escalation of…

‘Faulty elections’ will have dangerous pitfalls: Hekmatyar

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AT-KABUL: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hezbi Islami Afghanistan, has raised concerns that elections with the ongoing faulty system will have dangerous pitfalls and will pave the ground once…

31 arrested over drug charges

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AT-KABUL: More than 31 drug traffickers have been caught over the past week following a nation-wide crackdown by the counternarcotics police, the Court of Criminal Justice Task Force…

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani announces he will stand for re-election

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KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confirmed on Sunday that he will run for office during next year’s presidential polls, insisting that it was essential to hold the elections…

Editorial: Unlocking Afghan conflict

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Nothing can atone for ‘peace and reconciliation’ debacle and perhaps nothing can circumvent the menace it spews, except for a termination of perennial hypocrisy and political deceit; and…

Atmar seeks implementation of NATO summit decisions

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AT-KABUL: The National Security Advisor, Hanif Atmar met Monday the NATO-led Resolute Support mission commander John Nicholson, emphasizing on the implementation of the NATO summit’s decisions about Afghanistan….

Political parties are bereft of legitimacy; lawmakers

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AT-KABUL: Some members of parliament, lawyers and politicians claim that the political parties lack legitimacy and cannot represent people, based on the constitution. They said Monday that President…

Afghanistan rejects Kabulov’s remarks as “baseless propaganda”

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AT-KABUL: The government of Afghanistan rejected the statements made by Russia’s speciall representative for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov that the Taliban are controlling around 50 per cent of the…