Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

IEC Prepares Outline to Hold Paper Ballot Election

IEC Prepares  Outline to Hold Paper Ballot Election

December 10, 2017

KABUL - IEC operational deputy chief Wasima Badghisi said the outline will be sent to presidential palace. The voters’ list will be prepared based on the paper-type identity cards...

Ghani Stresses the Need to Improve Trade Balance

Ghani Stresses the Need  to Improve Trade Balance

December 10, 2017

KABUL - Addressing a local products expo in Kabul on Saturday, President Ashraf Ghani said government must support the local products and improve the trade balance in the country...

Afghan Govt. Asked to Suspend Relations with US

Afghan Govt. Asked to Suspend Relations with US

December 10, 2017

KABUL - Members of Afghan parliament on Saturday asked the Kabul government to suspend all its relations with the US following President Donald Trump’s decision on Jerusalem...

Corruption Massively Rife in DABS, Report Finds

Corruption Massively Rife in DABS, Report Finds

December 10, 2017

KABUL - Corruption is still massively rife in Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS, the Joint Anti-Corruption and Evaluation Committee (MEC) claimed on Saturday. Ajmal Shaker, evaluation...

Daesh ‘Could Exploit’ Mineral Resources in Jawzjan

Daesh ‘Could Exploit’ Mineral  Resources in Jawzjan

December 10, 2017

KABUL - Jawzjan Governor says it is not possible for Daesh militants to extract the mineral resources in Darzab district in the province. Following reports on presence of Daesh militants in...

SAARC Development Fund Celebrates SAARC Charter Day

SAARC Development Fund  Celebrates SAARC Charter Day

December 10, 2017

NEW DELHI - Thimphu-On the occasion of the 33rd SAARC Charter Day, SAARC Development Fund organized a meeting to mark SAARC Charter Day and to brief the stakeholders on the ongoing SDF funded...

Ghani Vows Not to Compromise on Women’s Rights

Ghani Vows Not to Compromise on  Women’s Rights

December 09, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has stressed the importance of women’s increased role in the country’s affairs and implementation of reforms, saying ‘a small minority...

Kabul-Tashkent Transit Pact to Boost Regional Trade

Kabul-Tashkent Transit  Pact to Boost Regional Trade

December 09, 2017

TASHKENT - With the implementation of the transit agreement between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, Afghan businessmen will have the opportunity to access Chinese, Russian and central Asian markets...

Govt., Taliban Slam US Decision on Jerusalem

Govt., Taliban Slam US Decision on Jerusalem

December 09, 2017

KABUL - The statement the US decision hurt emotions of Muslims around the world and endangered the peace process in the Middle East. The Afghan government, a number of political parties and the...

Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Causes Worldwide Concern

Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Causes Worldwide Concern

December 09, 2017

WASHINGTON - World leaders say they are worried about further destabilization of and the threat to peace in the Middle East. World leaders have expressed their concern over US President...

Country to Face New Crisis if Polls Delayed: Sayyaf

Country to Face New Crisis  if Polls Delayed: Sayyaf

December 09, 2017

KABUL - Veteran jihadi leader Abdul Rab Rasoul Sayyaf on Thursday warned the government of “a dangerous situation” if the upcoming elections were not held on schedule or rigged...

Pakistan Ambassador Urges Cooperation with Afghanistan on Border Security

Pakistan Ambassador Urges  Cooperation with Afghanistan  on Border Security

December 09, 2017

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan-Afghanistan border must be secured to keep terrorists from crossing "at free will," Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S. says. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry told...

HPC Sets No Pre-Condition for Talks with Taliban

HPC Sets No Pre-Condition for Talks with Taliban

December 07, 2017

KABUL - Indonesian officials and religious scholars from  Indonesia will visit Afghanistan soon to show their support  for the peace in the country. The High Peace Council (HPC)...

Political Talks is the Most Reliable Way to Peace in Afghanistan: Mirziyoyev

Political Talks is the Most Reliable Way  to Peace in Afghanistan: Mirziyoyev

December 07, 2017

TASHKENT - Political negotiations are the most reliable way to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said at a press conference dedicated to the...

Turkey Calls on Meeting of Muslim Leaders on Jerusalem Issue

Turkey Calls on Meeting of Muslim  Leaders on Jerusalem Issue

December 07, 2017

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on leaders of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (IOC) to convene in Istanbul on Dec. 13 to discuss the possible U.S. move to...

Afghan Peace Impossible Without Pakistan Support: Sartaj Aziz

Afghan Peace Impossible Without Pakistan Support: Sartaj Aziz

December 07, 2017

KABUL - The remarks by Aziz came as the Afghan government officials and the international community have long been emphasizing on a peaceful approach through Afghan-led reconciliation process...

Residents Ask Govt. to Clear Helmand of Taliban

Residents Ask Govt. to  Clear Helmand of Taliban

December 07, 2017

LASHKARGAH - Residents and civil society activists from Helmand say government has failed to drive Taliban militants from the province.
They called on government to clear the regions...

Ghani Awarded Title of Honorary Doctor of Bukhara State University

Ghani Awarded Title of Honorary Doctor of Bukhara State University

December 07, 2017

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has been awarded the diploma of conferring him the title of Honorary Doctor of Bukhara State University, a media report said on Wednesday...

NATO Eyes Strengthening Military Presence in Afghanistan

NATO Eyes Strengthening Military Presence  in Afghanistan

December 06, 2017

KABUL - NATO foreign ministerial meeting kicked off on Tuesday in Brussels to discuss the Alliance’s continuing adaptation in the face of diverse and evolving security challenges...

Daesh Not on Run but Recruiting in North, Northeast: MPs

Daesh Not on Run but Recruiting  in North, Northeast: MPs

December 06, 2017

KABUL - Some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday expressed concern over what they claimed increasing footprint of Islamic State (IS) or Daesh militant group in north and northeastern Afghanistan...

Sino-Afghan Economic Commission Meets; 3 Accords Inked

Sino-Afghan Economic Commission Meets; 3 Accords Inked

December 06, 2017

KABUL - Encouraging investment by Chinese entrepreneurs and companies in Afghanistan’s infrastructure and development projects, creation of an air and boosting Afghan exports...

Selection of New IEC Chief Stalled as Poll Timeline Looms

Selection of  New IEC Chief  Stalled as Poll Timeline Looms

December 06, 2017

KABUL - The government has started consultations with civil society institutions and other relevant bodies to determine the appointment of a new chairman for the Independent Election...

US Strategy to Change Pakistan’s Behavior Fails: MPs

US Strategy to Change  Pakistan’s Behavior Fails: MPs

December 06, 2017

KABUL - Some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday said the new US strategy has failed to pressurize Pakistan into shunning support for terrorist outfits. The upper house members...

Interests of Other Nations Not to be Hurt Through Afghan Borders: Danish

Interests of Other Nations Not to be Hurt Through Afghan Borders: Danish

December 05, 2017

KABUL - Vice President said that Afghanistan does not take part in proxy wars and urged the other nations to refrain from taking part in such a conflict. The Second Vice President of the...

MPs Approve 11 Ministers but Rejected Female Candidate

MPs Approve 11 Ministers  but Rejected Female Candidate

December 05, 2017

KABUL – Mambers of Wolesi Jirga in the parliament on Monday approved 11 out of 12 cabinet ministers and rejected the appointment of, Nagis Nehan, the female nominee for the Ministry of Mines...

Ghani, Abdullah Remain Committed to Unity Govt: US

Ghani, Abdullah Remain Committed to Unity Govt: US

December 05, 2017

WASHINGTON - President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Dr Abdullah are committed to the unity government and are making it work, the White House has said. During his recent visit to the US, Abdullah...

Neither Govt nor IEC Has the will for Holding Fair Elections: MPs

Neither Govt nor IEC  Has the will for Holding Fair Elections: MPs

December 05, 2017

KABUL - IEC has set a 20-day timeline for government to introduce a new chief for IEC and if the government fails to do so, commissioners will take action. A number of PMs claimed on Sunday in...

Mining Revenue Witnesses Hike, Reaches 6b Afghanis

Mining Revenue Witnesses  Hike, Reaches 6b Afghanis

December 05, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) says the mining revenue has risen to more than six billion afghanis this year, showing a considerable increase over 2016. Abdul Qadir Motafi...

Moscow to NATO: Help Contain Afghan Drug Threat

Moscow to NATO: Help Contain Afghan Drug Threat

December 05, 2017

KABUL - Moscow on Monday asked NATO for a joint campaign to ward off the drug threat posed by Afghanistan. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov issued call while addressing the Parliamentarians...

Ulema Role in Society Should Increase: Ghani

Ulema Role in Society Should Increase: Ghani

December 04, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said the ulema of Afghanistan and other Islamic countries were united in stance against rebellions and creating anarchy in Islamic countries.

Beijing to Host Afghanistan-China Economic Talks

Beijing to Host Afghanistan-China Economic Talks

December 04, 2017

KABUL - Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Sunday said the third meeting of the Afghanistan-China Joint Economic and Trade Commission will be held in Beijing on Monday where they will discuss strengthening...

President Rouhani Inaugurates 1st Phase of Chabahar Port

President Rouhani Inaugurates 1st Phase of Chabahar Port

December 04, 2017

KABUL - President Rouhani said during the ceremony that the inauguration of the project  marked a historic day for Iran – particularly for the people of Chabahar. The first phase...

Kabul Offers Visa-on-Arrival for Foreign Investors

Kabul Offers  Visa-on-Arrival for Foreign Investors

December 04, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan has introduced a visa-on-arrival facility for foreign investors and business people at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, a statement said on Sunday. The Afghanistan...

US Pushes Pakistan for Indiscriminate Action Against Terrorist ‘Safe Havens’

US Pushes Pakistan for Indiscriminate Action Against Terrorist ‘Safe Havens’

December 04, 2017

KABUL - US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has called for indiscriminate action against alleged terrorists ‘safe havens’ in Pakistan as it was in Islamabad’s interest...

US Forces to Stay in Afghanistan Till War is Ended: Barmak

US Forces to Stay in Afghanistan  Till War is Ended: Barmak

December 04, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan’s acting minister of interior affairs, Wais Ahmad Barmak, has said that the US forces are expected to stay in Afghanistan until the ongoing war comes to an end...