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Influential Figures Left The Islamic Party

Prominent members of the Islamic Party led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar left the party and are trying to form a new political process. The Islamic party’s officials confirmed that important members like Farooq Wardak, Jomaa Khan Hamdard, Amin Waqad, Wahidullah Sabawoon, and many more are no more a part of the …

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IED Blast Kills Two Brothers in Paktia

Security officials in Paktia Province said that two brothers were killed in an explosion in Danda Patan district of the province.  Sarwar Wali Tabassum, the provincial police spokesman, told Ariana News that the incident happened on Wednesday morning in Gomruk village of the district. According to Tabassum, the explosion was …

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Car Bomb Hits Bagram Air Base

An explosion took place close to Bagram military base in Bagram district of Parwan province, local sources said on Wednesday morning. According to Parwan Police Chief Mohammad Mahfoz Walizada, the incident happened at around 5:50 am on Wednesday morning when an explosive-laden vehicle went off in Jan Qadam village of …

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Japan to Complete Nakamura’s Projects

Japan Ambassador to Afghanistan Mitsuji Suzuka, on Monday, said that his country will complete the unfinished projects of Dr. Tetso Nakamura in Afghanistan’s eastern provinces. According to ambassador Suzuka, Japan’s developmental programs in Afghanistan will continue even after Nakamura’s death. Meanwhile, Asif Sediqi, deputy of the Upper House of Afghan …

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Body of Japanese Aid Worker Arrives in Japan

The body of Japanese aid worker Tetsu Nakamura who was shot dead last week in Nangarhar province arrived in Tokyo’s Narita International Airport on Sunday. At the airport, Japanese officials including Keisuke Suzuki, Japan’s state minister of foreign affairs, offered a silent prayer after bowing and placing bouquets on his …

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Khalilzad in Kabul for Revival of Peace Talks: Reuters

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul on Wednesday to meet Afghan president Ashraf Ghani to discuss ways of resuming peace talks, Reuters reported citing an Afghan government official. Khalilzad’s trip comes days after U.S. President Donald Trump’s surprise Thanksgiving visit to U.S. forces at Bagram …

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Ariana News Airs Five Programs From BBC Persian

The BBC’s Persian Television Service and Ariana News, Afghanistan’s leading TV channels, have launched a content partnership. Ariana News, a division of the Ariana Radio & Television Network (ATN), will now broadcast Shast Daqiqa (60 Minutes), the BBC Persian’s flagship news and analysis program Saturday to Wednesday. In addition, ATN will air …

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