Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Ghani Holds Consultative Meeting with Political, Jihadi Leaders

Ghani Holds Consultative Meeting with Political, Jihadi Leaders

February 23, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday held a consultative meeting with political and Jihadi leaders with regard to major national, security and political issues, a statement...

Seven Dostum Bodyguards Appeared for Questioning at AGO

Seven Dostum Bodyguards  Appeared for Questioning at AGO

February 23, 2017

KABUL - Seven bodyguards of the First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum who are accused of sexual abuse of Ahmad Eshchi, former deputy head of National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan...

NATO Asks Afghanistan, Pakistan to Reduce Tension

NATO Asks Afghanistan,  Pakistan to Reduce Tension

February 23, 2017

KABUL - NATO Resolute Support (RS) mission on Wednesday asked Afghanistan and Pakistan to reduce tension and work together as terrorism was a common regional enemy. Brig. Gen. Charlie...

Rabbani Calls for Change in Government System

Rabbani Calls for Change  in Government System

February 23, 2017

KABUL - Jamiat-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan wants to see change in the government’s system and their presence in the incumbent administration is not a gift; it is a result of...

Regional Countries Must Boost Anti-Terror Cooperation: Pakistan FM

Regional Countries Must Boost Anti-Terror Cooperation: Pakistan FM

February 23, 2017

TEHRAN - Pakistani Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz says regional countries must strengthen their cooperation in the campaign against terrorism. In a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister...

Disaster Risk Reduction Document Prepared

Disaster Risk Reduction  Document Prepared

February 23, 2017

KABUL - Wais Barmak, Minister for Disaster Management, addressing a joint conference with Economic Corporation Organization (ECO) titled National Consultative Workshop here in...

Dostum Barred from Going to Office, Asked to Hand over Accused Bodyguards

Dostum Barred from  Going to Office, Asked to Hand over Accused Bodyguards

February 22, 2017

KABUL - Security forces on Tuesday closed roads to the presidential palace and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in the capital Kabul to arrest the bodyguards of first vice-president...

Mattis, Ghani Discuss Reforms in the Afghan National Security Forces

Mattis, Ghani Discuss Reforms in the Afghan National Security Forces

February 22, 2017

WASHINGTON - The US Defense Secretary Gen (rtd) Jim Mattis and the President Ashraf Ghani during a meeting last week in Munich discussed ongoing reforms in the Afghan national security...

Zakhelwal Hopes for De-Escalation of Tension with Pakistan

Zakhelwal Hopes  for De-Escalation of  Tension with Pakistan

February 22, 2017

KABUL - Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Umar Zakhelwal hopes for quick de-escalation of tensions between the two neighbouring countries after meeting top Pakistani officials...

TAPI Engineering Design Agreement Signed

TAPI Engineering Design Agreement Signed

February 22, 2017

KABUL - Agreement for the engineering design of the project was signed by the Afghan Gas Enterprise and Germany’s ILF Company on Tuesday, the Presidential Palace said in a statement...

NATO Returns Advisory Role to Basics Amid Extra Troops Rumors

NATO Returns Advisory Role to  Basics Amid Extra Troops Rumors

February 22, 2017

KABUL - NATO commanders in the southern province of Kandahar have said their training advisers have started spending more time in the field with the Afghan army to enhance the fighting...

Fresh Troops, Heavy Weapon Supplies Reach Eastern Borders

Fresh Troops, Heavy Weapon  Supplies Reach Eastern Borders

February 22, 2017

JALALABAD - Fresh troops and heavy weapons had been deployed to the border areas of eastern provinces, officials said on Tuesday. On the other hand, Nangarhar governor, who observed the...

Unfair to Accuse Afghanistan of Supporting Terrorism: Abdullah

Unfair to Accuse Afghanistan of Supporting Terrorism: Abdullah

February 21, 2017

KABUL - The Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah at the Council of Ministers' meeting on Monday said “Afghanistan is a victim of terrorism and it is unfair to accuse the state of...

Decision on Troop Levels in Afghanistan Soon: Mattis

Decision on Troop Levels in  Afghanistan Soon: Mattis

February 21, 2017

KABUL - The US secretary of defense, scrapping a planned visit to Kabul due to bad weather, says he will decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan. Jim Mattis told reporters accompanying...

Pakistan Welcomes Afghan Leaders’ Anti-Terror Cooperation Pledges

Pakistan Welcomes  Afghan Leaders’ Anti-Terror  Cooperation Pledges

February 21, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday welcomed Afghan leaders' statements to cooperate with Pakistan in anti-terror fight. He told a high level meeting that...

UN Envoy in Islamabad to Reduce Pak-Afghan Tension

UN Envoy in Islamabad to Reduce Pak-Afghan Tension

February 21, 2017

ISLAMABAD - A United Nation (UN)'s special envoy arrived Pakistan Monday to reduce tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan following a surge of terrorist attacks in the country...

Ex-Senior Afghan Official Jailed for 12 Years over Corruption

Ex-Senior Afghan Official Jailed  for 12 Years over Corruption

February 21, 2017

KABUL - A former senior official of the ministry of interior was jailed for 12 years after he was found guilty of involvement in corruption. Abdul Waseh Raufi, the former assist...

Insecurity Increases Capital Flight from Country

Insecurity Increases  Capital Flight from  Country

February 21, 2017

KABUL - Growing insecurity, ransom demands and threats to traders and investors in the recent months has tripled security expenses of their businesses, officials of the Industries...

Qatar Office to be Shut if Taliban Stay Away from Talks: Ghani

Qatar Office to be Shut if Taliban Stay Away from Talks: Ghani

February 20, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani asked Qatar to close the Taliban’s political office if the rebel group does not evince any interest in joining the peace process...

‘Minimizing Electoral Districts Not Implementable’

‘Minimizing Electoral Districts  Not Implementable’

February 20, 2017

>KABUL - Election observers on Sunday said minimizing electoral districts in some provinces was ‘incorrect’, asking the government not to approve it. Gula Jan Abdul Baday Sayyad...

EU, Afghanistan Sign Cooperation Agreement

EU, Afghanistan Sign Cooperation Agreement

February 20, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan and the European Union have signed a Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (CAPD). President Ashraf Ghani also attended the signing...

Afghanistan Combating 20 Terrorist Groups: Ghani

Afghanistan Combating 20  Terrorist Groups: Ghani

February 20, 2017

KABUL - ‘Combating terrorism needs inter-state cooperation at international, regional and national levels, President Ashraf Ghani said at the 53rd Munich Security Conference...

Kabul will use ‘All Means’ to End Pakistani Missile Attacks

Kabul will use ‘All Means’ to  End Pakistani Missile Attacks

February 20, 2017

KABUL - Kabul will use all its power in response to Pakistan if it did not stop rocket attacks on Afghanistan soil, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) warned on Sunday. We hope that...

Thousands Rally Against Cross Border Shelling

Thousands Rally Against Cross Border Shelling

February 20, 2017

JALALABAD - Thousands of people on Sunday staged a protest rally in eastern Nangarhar province against recent rocket shelling from across the border in Pakistan. As many as 4,000 residents...

Pence Voices Support for Afghan Unity Government

Pence Voices Support for  Afghan Unity Government

February 19, 2017

MUNICH - The White House says Vice President Mike Pence expressed support for Afghanistan's national unity government during a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani. The leaders...

Election Outline to be Sent to Gov’t in Next Days

Election Outline to be Sent  to Gov’t in Next Days

February 19, 2017

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) will send its outline for the holding of Afghanistan’s elections to the government in the next day or two, secretary and...

MoFA Summons Pakistani Ambassador

MoFA Summons  Pakistani Ambassador

February 19, 2017

KABUL – Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has summoned Pakistan's ambassador in protest of recent shelling in Afghanistan's eastern provinces. foreign ministry summoned...

Pollution Reaches “Unbearable” Level to Humanity: UN Official

Pollution Reaches “Unbearable” Level to Humanity: UN Official

February 19, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - Pollution has reached a level which is unbearable to humanity, and one of the important solutions to current emergency is to invest in renewable energy, said UN...

UN Chief Urges More Development in Conflicts Prevention

UN Chief Urges More Development  in Conflicts Prevention

February 19, 2017

MUNICH - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres emphasized the importance of development in conflicts prevention during his speech at the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC) on...

US Supports Pakistan Effort to Combat Violent Extremism

US Supports Pakistan  Effort to Combat Violent Extremism

February 19, 2017

WASHINGTON - Amidst reports that Pak Army successfully attacked suspected militant hideouts close to the Af-Pak border, the Trump Administration on Friday said that it is in the long...

Terrorism Must be Tackled: Ghani

Terrorism Must  be Tackled: Ghani

February 18, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack at a shrine in Pakistan and said terrorism is a common threat and it must be fought. In a press statement sent by the Presidential...

Jihadi Leaders’ Council Calls for Review of Govt’s Plans

Jihadi Leaders’ Council Calls for Review of Govt’s Plans

February 18, 2017

KABUL - The Council of Protection and Stability for Afghanistan (CPSA) and the New National Front of Afghanistan on Thursday commemorated the 28th anniversary of the withdrawal...

G20 FM Meeting Kicks Off in Germany to Address International Issues

G20 FM Meeting Kicks  Off in Germany to Address  International Issues

February 18, 2017

BONN, Germany - Foreign ministers of the G20 convened here on Thursday for a two-day meeting to discuss international issues on sustainability, conflict prevention and cooperation with...

Migration Isn’t a Danger, It’s a Challenge for Growth: Pope

Migration Isn’t a Danger, It’s  a Challenge for Growth: Pope

February 18, 2017

ROME - Pope Francis, who was reunited Friday with one of the Syrian refugees he brought home with him from Lesbos, Greece, said migrants don't pose a danger to Europe's culture but...

Hekmatyar in Good Health, Hasn’t Gone Abroad: HIA

Hekmatyar in Good Health,  Hasn’t Gone Abroad: HIA

February 18, 2017

KABUL - Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar is in good health and is living in the country, the party said on Thursday. Rumours about the deteriorating condition...