Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Govt. Given 90 Days to Roll out Electronic ID Card System

Govt. Given 90 Days to Roll out Electronic ID Card System

March 30, 2017

KABUL - Humayoun Mohtat, Director of Biometric Identity Cards Issuing Authority (BICIA), on Wednesday said at a process conference that government has given them 90 days to start...

Russia Urges Direct Peace Talks with Taliban

Russia Urges Direct  Peace Talks with Taliban

March 30, 2017

KABUL - Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed deep concerns over the continuing deterioration in security in Afghanistan, suggesting that the Afghan government and the...

China’s Belt and Road Initiative Key to Boosting Afghan Economy: Official

China’s Belt and Road Initiative Key to Boosting Afghan Economy: Official

March 30, 2017

KABUL - China’s Belt and Road Initiative can play an important role in boosting economy of Afghanistan and the countries at the region at large, Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat...

Govt. under Fire for Failing to Fill Cabinet Positions

Govt. under Fire for Failing to Fill Cabinet Positions

March 30, 2017

KABUL - Lawmakers in the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Wednesday blasted government over its failure to appoint ministers to key positions. They argued that government...

Afghanistan to Get Helicopters, Aircraft as Part of Security Plan

Afghanistan to Get Helicopters,  Aircraft as Part of Security Plan

March 30, 2017

KABUL - improve the nation's security forces to help beat the Taliban insurgency, according to Dawlat Waziri, the spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry. Waziri said discussion of the...

Kabul Calls for Regional Economic Cooperation

Kabul Calls for Regional  Economic Cooperation

March 30, 2017

KABUL - Economic cooperation needs to be put ahead of geopolitical rivalries in the South Asian region, an Afghan foreign ministry official said on Wednesday. Addressing the 10th...

E-voting System Would Cut down on Costs: CEO’s Office

E-voting System Would Cut down on Costs: CEO’s Office

March 29, 2017

KABUL - The Afghan government is in talks with the international community about introducing an electronic voting system that will help ensure transparency and cut down on election...

Afghanistan Optimistic to China OBOR Project: Hakimi

Afghanistan Optimistic to China OBOR Project: Hakimi

March 29, 2017

KABUL - Finance Minister Eklil Ahmad Hakimi has said China One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative provided hope for Afghanistan after years of conflict and bloodshed in the war-torn country...

MoD Calls on Pakistan to Stop Supporting Terrorists

MoD Calls on Pakistan to Stop Supporting Terrorists

March 29, 2017

KABUL - Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri, on Tuesday called on Pakistan to prevent terrorists from coming in to Afghanistan and urged Pakistan to stop supporting terrorists...

Afghanistan Fired 1,394 Army Personnel on Corruption Charges

Afghanistan Fired 1,394 Army  Personnel on Corruption Charges

March 29, 2017

KABUL - The Afghan government has fired at least 1,394 army personnel on charges of corruption amid persistent efforts to bring reforms in the government institutions. Deputy Defense Minister...

WB to Give $200m for Urban Development

WB to Give $200m for Urban Development

March 29, 2017

KABUL - The World Bank will offer $200 million for the sustainable urban development of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Urban Development (MRRUD) says...

Security Ministers Survive Impeachment Vote

Security Ministers Survive Impeachment Vote

March 28, 2017

KABUL - The Afghan defence and interior ministers and the head of the country's intelligence service survived a vote of confidence called on Monday over the failure to tackle mounting insecurity...

CEO Urges Pakistan’s Sincerity in War on Terror

CEO Urges Pakistan’s  Sincerity in War on Terror

March 28, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday urged Pakistan’s honesty in the fight against terrorism, saying support to terrorist groups was threatening the...

Ghani, British FM Discuss Regional Security

Ghani, British FM Discuss Regional Security

March 28, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani in a telephonic conversation with Britain’s Foreign Minister (FM) Boris Johnson on Sunday discussed terrorism, security and other mutual interest issues...

Five Billion Afs. in Worn-Out Bank Notes Burnt Annually

Five Billion Afs. in  Worn-Out Bank Notes Burnt Annually

March 28, 2017

KABUL - The Central Bank of Afghanistan (CBA) on Monday said they pay nearly three AFs to print every Afghani bank note and that annually they collect and burn five billion AFs worth of...

Govt. Wants Uzbeks Sidelined: Dostum’s Office

Govt. Wants Uzbeks  Sidelined: Dostum’s Office

March 28, 2017

KABUL - Reacting to First Lady Rula Ghani’s remarks, the Office of the First Vice President, Abdul Rashid Dostum, on Monday said the Presidential Palace was deliberately omitting an...

Tajikistan Increases Electricity Export to Afghanistan

Tajikistan Increases Electricity Export to Afghanistan

March 28, 2017

KABUL - Tajikistan exports about 2.6 million kWh of electricity to Afghanistan, reports Avesta news agency. The volume of export of electricity to Afghanistan has grown since early March...

We Respect Parliament’s Authority: Ghani

We Respect Parliament’s Authority: Ghani

March 27, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said all the three pillars of the state were correlative and their close coordination and cooperation was vital for a stable Afghanistan in future...

NATO Resolute Support Commander Calls for more Troops in Afghanistan

NATO Resolute Support Commander Calls for more Troops in Afghanistan

March 27, 2017

MOSCOW - NATO Resolute Support Mission Commander Gen. John Nicholson plans to request more troops in Afghanistan to prevent the country from becoming terrorist safe haven, local media...

Corruption Curtails Justice to Ordinary Afghans: EU

Corruption Curtails Justice  to Ordinary Afghans: EU

March 27, 2017

KABUL - The European Union (EU) anti corruption campaign put the judiciary on agenda for its annual anti corruption drive from Sunday till April 2 focusing on judicial corruption in the...

Parliamentary Elections Govt’s Top Priority: Arg

Parliamentary Elections Govt’s Top Priority: Arg

March 27, 2017

KABUL - The Presidential Palace (ARG) said in a statement on Sunday that holding the parliamentary and district councils' elections is government’s top priority this year. Meetings were...

Pakistan-Afghanistan Dialogue Start in Islamabad

Pakistan-Afghanistan  Dialogue Start in Islamabad

March 27, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani and Afghan lawmakers, former officials, members of civil society and media will hold a three-day dialogue here from Monday to explore ways to bring ties closer...

States Supporting Terror Need to be Controlled: Muslimyar

States Supporting Terror Need to be Controlled: Muslimyar

March 27, 2017

HAINAN, CHINA - Meshrano Jirga chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar said that terrorism would engulf other countries if needed steps not taken against states supporting terror groups. Muslimyar...

Current Academic Curriculum Unresponsive: Ghani

Current Academic Curriculum Unresponsive: Ghani

March 26, 2017

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said the current education curriculum was not responsive to students’ needs and teachers were also under pressure. Ghani, who...

I will Quit my Job, not the Province: Balkh Governor

I will Quit my Job, not the  Province: Balkh Governor

March 26, 2017

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Atta Mohammad Noor, the governor of northern Balkh province, on Saturday reiterated his intention to resign in the near future, saying the president had asked him to delay...

MPs React to Ghani’s Remarks on Summoning Ministers

MPs React to Ghani’s Remarks on Summoning Ministers

March 26, 2017

KABUL - A number of MPs in the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of Parliament, on Saturday reacted to President Ashraf Ghani’s reported remarks on summoning of security ministers ...

Pakistan Starts Border Fencing with Afghanistan: Gen. Bajwa

Pakistan Starts Border Fencing with Afghanistan: Gen. Bajwa

March 26, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Saturday that the country has started fencing border with Afghanistan in a move to stop the cross-border movement of the...

India, U.S. Face Common Security Problems: Mattis

India, U.S. Face Common  Security Problems: Mattis

March 26, 2017

WASHINGTON - The United States Defense Secretary James Mattis in a meeting with India's National Security Adviser, Ajit Doval, at the Pentagon on Friday said the two countries are faced with...

MoD Accelerates Fight against Corruption: Waziri

MoD Accelerates Fight against Corruption: Waziri

March 26, 2017

KABUL - Authorities in the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said they have swapped posts of at least 1,000 officials accused of corruption in procurement and finance departments of the ministry...

Illiteracy Rate in Afghanistan is Terrible: Danish

Illiteracy Rate in Afghanistan is Terrible: Danish

March 25, 2017

KABUL - Mohammad Sarwar Danish, Second Vice President said on Thursday that the high illiteracy rate in the country was “terrible” and that many of the country’s...

Sopko Highlights Major Corruption Cases Among Afghan Forces

Sopko Highlights Major Corruption Cases Among Afghan Forces

March 25, 2017

KABUL - The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John F. Sopko, at an event in Duke University in the United States made shocking remarks on ‘corruption’ among...

Taliban Denies Talks with Pakistan on Afghan Peace Prospects

Taliban Denies Talks  with Pakistan on Afghan Peace Prospects

March 25, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Afghanistan’s Taliban disputes media reports that its representatives recently visited neighboring Pakistan and discussed with officials there the prospect of holding direct...

Farmers Playing Key Role in Afghanistan’s Development: President

Farmers Playing Key Role in Afghanistan’s Development: President

March 25, 2017

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the policy of domestic agriculture products consumption would be expanded from the defence ministry to other government institutions to...

77 Rebels Killed, 16 Wounded in Country-Wide Operations: MoD

77 Rebels Killed, 16 Wounded in Country-Wide Operations: MoD

March 25, 2017

KABUL - Seventy-seven militants, including 22 Daesh rebels, have been killed and 16 others wounded in security forces separate operations in different parts of the country in the past...

Ministry to Deliver 10,000 Tons of Seed to Farmers

Ministry to Deliver 10,000 Tons of Seed to Farmers

March 25, 2017

KABUL - Officials from the ministry of agriculture and irrigation on Thursday said that it will distribute 10,000 tons of improved seed to Afghan farmers this year in order to help...