Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Elections a National Process and Belong to All: Vice President Sarwar Danish

Elections a National Process and Belong to All: Vice President Sarwar Danish

October 18, 2018

KABUL - Second vice-president Sarwar Danish on Tuesday urged the people of Afghanistan to fully participate in the upcoming Wolesi Jirga elections...

Khalil Karzai Steps Down as Deputy Foreign Minister

Khalil Karzai Steps Down as Deputy Foreign Minister

October 18, 2018

KABUL - The deputy foreign minister, Hikmat Khalil Karzai on Wednesday resigned from his position, citing differences with government the only reason of ...

Ghani Re-Launches Journalist Support Fund

Ghani Re-Launches  Journalist Support Fund

October 18, 2018

KABUL - Ghani said media owners are not adhering to the labor laws and that the rights of journalists are not being fully respected.
President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday ...

Afghan Election Candidate Killed by Bomb Under Office Chair

Afghan Election Candidate Killed  by Bomb Under Office Chair

October 18, 2018

KABUL - An Afghan lawmaker contesting this week’s parliamentary elections was among four people killed on Wednesday by a bomb planted under his office chair, officials ...

Three Million Afghans Under Threat of Famine Due to Drought: UN

Three Million Afghans Under Threat of Famine Due to Drought: UN

October 16, 2018

KABUL - At least eight million people are considered seriously malnourished, while another three million stand just one step from famine...

‘Price of Democracy’: Afghans Risking Their Lives to Vote

‘Price of Democracy’: Afghans Risking Their Lives to Vote

October 16, 2018

KABUL - From a university student to a middle-aged housewife, Afghans planning to vote in the October 20 parliamentary election say they are willing to risk their ...

IFJ to IEC: Ensure Media Access to Polling Stations

IFJ to IEC: Ensure Media Access to Polling Stations

October 16, 2018

KABUL - The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Afghan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA) have asked the Independent . . .

4 Civilians Dead in Helmand Roadside Bombing

4 Civilians Dead in Helmand  Roadside Bombing

October 16, 2018

LASHKARGAH - At least four people were killed on Tuesday when a civilian vehicle struck a roadside bomb in southern Helmand province, an official said on Tuesday...

Khalilzad Underlines Inclusive Reconciliation Drive

Khalilzad Underlines  Inclusive Reconciliation Drive

October 15, 2018

KABUL - US Special Envoy for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad says the Americans share aspirations of all Afghans for a peaceful Afghanistan...

Abdullah Seeks Greater Regional Cooperation in Fight Against Terrorism

Abdullah Seeks Greater  Regional Cooperation in Fight Against Terrorism

October 13, 2018

DUSHANBE - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Friday said terrorism and extremism were the two main challenges Afghanistan is facing in the region...

District Chiefs Can Play Key Role in Improving Governance, Revenue: Ghani

District Chiefs Can Play Key Role in Improving Governance, Revenue: Ghani

October 13, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the legitimacy of a system directly linked with the district administrative chiefs and their role was vital in the empowerment ...

Danish Assures International Community of Free, Transparent and Timely Afghan Elections

   Danish Assures International Community of Free, Transparent and Timely Afghan Elections

October 13, 2018

KABUL - The second joint meeting of the representatives of the International community, Afghan electoral bodies, Central Statistics Office and other related authorities was ...

U.N. Tallies More than 8,000 Afghan Civilian Casualties So Far this Year

U.N. Tallies More than 8,000 Afghan Civilian  Casualties So Far this Year

October 11, 2018

KABUL - The number of casualties was roughly in line with the same period a year earlier, when there were 8,084 casualties, with deaths this year rising five percent ...

Pak, US Agree to Work For Peace in Afghanistan

Pak, US Agree to Work  For Peace in Afghanistan

October 11, 2018

ISLAMABAD - During the meeting with Khalilzad, Qureshi said Islamabad welcomed Washington’s efforts to establish peace in Afghanistan, media reported...

Stop Deportations to Afghanistan, Finland Asked

Stop Deportations to  Afghanistan, Finland Asked

October 11, 2018

KABUL - A petition seeking an end to the deportation of Afghan nationals has been handed over to Finnish Interior Minister Kai Mykkänen...

US Envoy on Afghan Peace Takes His Mission to Pakistan

US Envoy on Afghan  Peace Takes His  Mission to Pakistan

October 10, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Washington's newly named point man tasked with finding a peaceful end to Afghanistan's 17-year war is in Pakistan to seek the help of the new government in ...

UNAMA Reminds Afghans its ‘Their Right’ to Vote

UNAMA Reminds Afghans its ‘Their Right’ to Vote

October 10, 2018

KABUL - With less than two weeks to Election Day, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday issued a statement reiterating the fact that taking ...

Khalilzad Calls on Govt, Taliban to form Negotiating Teams

Khalilzad Calls on  Govt, Taliban to form  Negotiating Teams

October 09, 2018

KABUL - US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on Monday afternoon called on the Taliban to come up with an authorized team ...

Abdullah Welcomes US Efforts to Help Broker Peace

Abdullah  Welcomes US Efforts  to Help Broker Peace

October 09, 2018

KABUL - CEO of the National Unity Government (NUG) on Monday at the Council of Ministers’ meeting welcomed the US’s efforts to help find a solution to the war and achieve ...

Afghan Teacher Encourages Children to Never Give Up

Afghan Teacher Encourages  Children to Never Give Up

October 09, 2018

ISTANBUL / ANKARA - Known for her courage and relentless struggle to educate young girls at a time when it was prohibited by the Taliban, Yacoobi was chosen as Educator...

Taliban Urge Afghans to Boycott Polls, Reject Peace Talks

Taliban Urge Afghans to Boycott  Polls, Reject Peace Talks

October 09, 2018

KABUL - The Taliban on Monday directed Afghans to boycott upcoming parliamentary elections and demanded a complete withdrawal of foreign forces as the only solution to end ...

Ghani Rules out Privatization of War, Plunder of Resources

Ghani Rules out Privatization of War, Plunder of Resources

October 07, 2018

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - The president made the remarks during his address to youth, civil society activists and media professionals in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern ...

Russia Jockeying for Influence in Afghanistan: Votel

Russia Jockeying  for Influence in  Afghanistan: Votel

October 07, 2018

KABUL - The US Central Command chief has accused Russia of jockeying for influence in Afghanistan, where international reconciliation efforts are underway ...

Kabul, Islamabad Urged to Overcome Mistrust

Kabul, Islamabad Urged  to Overcome Mistrust

October 07, 2018

ISALAMBAD - The seminar on ‘Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations: Exploring the Way Forward’ was organised by an Islamabad-based think tank, with the support of ...

Iran, Afghanistan Confer on Refugee Issues

Iran, Afghanistan Confer  on Refugee Issues

October 07, 2018

TEHRAN - Iran's Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs, Hossein Zolfaghari, held talks with Afghanistan’s Minister of Refugees and Repatriations ...

Strongmen won’t be Allowed to Influence Entry Tests: Ghani

Strongmen won’t be Allowed  to Influence Entry Tests: Ghani

October 07, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has allocated 150 million afghanis for the implementation of new development programs in northern Balkh province, saying strongman will ...

Afghan Government Rejects Proposals to Privatize War

Afghan Government Rejects Proposals to Privatize War

October 06, 2018

KABUL - Afghan officials have reacted angrily to speculation that foreign military contractors could take over training and advising the Afghan armed forces, following a renewed ...

EU Ramps up Aid to Assist Drought Victims

EU Ramps up Aid to  Assist Drought Victims

October 06, 2018

KABUL - The European Commission has allocated an additional €20 million (about $23 million) in emergency aid to Afghanistan as the humanitarian situation has worsened ...

Azerbaijani FM Meets Afghan Envoy Upon Completion of His Diplomatic Tenure

Azerbaijani FM Meets Afghan Envoy Upon Completion of His  Diplomatic Tenure

October 06, 2018

Baku - Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received Ambassador of Afghanistan to Azerbaijan Mohammad Taqi Khalili upon the termination of his diplomatic tenure . . .

Indonesian President Calls on Taliban to End War

Indonesian President Calls  on Taliban to End War

October 06, 2018

Jakarta - Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo met CEO Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday and called on the Taliban to end the war, Abdullah’s office said in...

US Failed in Fight Against Terrorism: Karzai

US Failed in Fight Against Terrorism: Karzai

October 06, 2018

Hamid Karzai says US failure has ‘tragic consequences’ for Afghan people
ISTANBUL -Afghanistan’s former ...

Afghan Teacher Wins World Citizen Award

Afghan Teacher Wins  World Citizen Award

October 06, 2018

KABUL - An Afghan teacher who braved the threat of the Taliban to bring education to girls has won a global award.
Sakena Yacoobi, who set up 80 secret ...

US, Pakistani Foreign Ministers Fail to Break Afghanistan Impasse

US, Pakistani Foreign  Ministers Fail to Break  Afghanistan Impasse

October 04, 2018

WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security advisor John Bolton ...

Abdullah Leaves for Two-Day Visit to Indonesia

Abdullah Leaves for  Two-Day Visit to Indonesia

October 04, 2018

KABUL - Abdullah, who is leading a delegation will meet with the Indonesian Ulema Council, with their Chambers of Business and Industry and with members of the country ...

Afghanistan Election Faces Major Organizational Challenges

Afghanistan Election Faces  Major Organizational Challenges

October 04, 2018

KABUL - Afghans will go to the polls on October 20 to elect representatives for the lower house of parliament.
The lower house of parliament ...