Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Parliamentary System will Create Political Instability: Danish

Parliamentary System will Create Political Instability: Danish

August 22, 2017

KABUL -After hearing recommendations from a research team on the Afghan Constitution as well as on the judicial and executive branches, the Second Vice President at a gathering...

Trump Set to Unveil New US Strategy for Afghanistan

Trump Set to Unveil New US Strategy for Afghanistan

August 22, 2017

WASHINGTON - The US President Donald Trump is set to unveil a new US strategy in Afghanistan after meeting with his national security team at Camp David on Friday. Trump will address the...

US Must be ‘Invested’ in Afghanistan: Kaine

US Must be ‘Invested’ in Afghanistan: Kaine

August 22, 2017

WASHINGTON - Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Monday in advance of President Donald Trump's primetime speech on Afghanistan, Kaine was asked what is at stake in the...

Balkh’s Chamtal District Cleaned up from Rebels

Balkh’s Chamtal District Cleaned up from Rebels

August 22, 2017

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Local officials on Monday said Chamtal district of northern Balkh province has been cleaned of militants during an Afghan forces operation. An operation launched by the...

Security Forces Recapture Some Areas of Mirzawlang

Security Forces Recapture Some Areas of Mirzawlang

August 22, 2017

SAR-I-PUL CITY - Security forces have taken control of Sheram and Kalta Taw areas of Mirzawlang village in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Monday. Governor Mohammad...

Britain to Unveil 5 New Position Papers on Brexit Talks

Britain to Unveil 5 New Position Papers on Brexit Talks

August 21, 2017

LONDON - The British Brexit department said Sunday that it will release a patch of new papers in the coming days over negotiating positions regarding its withdrawal talks with the...

Drop Weapons or Face Destruction, Ghani Tells Rebels

Drop Weapons or Face Destruction, Ghani Tells Rebels

August 21, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday asked the insurgents to either put down their weapons or Afghan commando forces would make them surrender. The president was addressing a gathering...

Trump Has Made Afghanistan Decision after ‘Rigorous’ Review: Mattis

Trump Has Made Afghanistan Decision after ‘Rigorous’ Review: Mattis

August 21, 2017

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has made a decision on the United States' strategy for Afghanistan after a "sufficiently rigorous" review process, US Defense Secretary...

Nicholson Says Winning War is Critical

Nicholson Says Winning War is Critical

August 21, 2017

KABUL - Nicholson’s remarks come after Trump reportedly finalized the decision on Afghanistan during a high level meeting with military aides at Camp David. General John...

Handicapped Afghans Urge Real Peace-Bringing

Handicapped Afghans Urge Real Peace-Bringing

August 21, 2017

KABUL - Hundreds of people, who lost limbs to the decades-long war in Afghanistan, on Sunday urged the warring sides to enter a peace deal. More than 400 individuals who had been disabled...

Ghani Stresses Importance of Joining Iran’s Railway Network

Ghani Stresses Importance of Joining Iran’s Railway Network

August 21, 2017

TEHRAN - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani underlined that his country's Herat province can become a hub for regional transit via Khaf-Herat and China-Haritan railways...

Decisions Made on War in Afghanistan: Trump

Decisions Made on War in Afghanistan: Trump

August 20, 2017

WASHINGTON - One day after meeting at the Camp David presidential retreat with his national security team to consider strategic options, Trump tweeted, “Important day spent...

Afghanistan Celebrates 98th Independence Day

Afghanistan Celebrates 98th Independence Day

August 20, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday placed a bouquet at the Freedom Monument in Kabul to mark 98th anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence. A smartly turned-out...

Ghani Opens Cotton-Processing Plant in Herat City

Ghani Opens Cotton-Processing Plant in Herat City

August 20, 2017

HERAT CITY - President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday opened a $7 million cotton-processing plant in industrial park in western Herat province. Ghani, who arrived in the provincial capital...

Pakistan to Have Enhanced Cooperation with Afghanistan

Pakistan to Have Enhanced Cooperation with Afghanistan

August 20, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan top-level civil and military officials during a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) have resolved to work with the Afghan government for the resolution...

Khan Calls for ‘Open Borders’ with Afghanistan

Khan Calls for ‘Open Borders’ with Afghanistan

August 20, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s populist opposition leader, Imran Khan, says the future of long-term relations with landlocked Afghanistan lies in the two countries having “open...

Procurement Units Being Restructured: IARCSC

Procurement Units Being Restructured: IARCSC

August 17, 2017

KABUL - In cooperation with the National Procurement Authority, the commission reviewed the existing structures and job descriptions of the relevant directorates and procurement units of...

Ready for Economic Cooperation with Belarus: CEO

Ready for Economic Cooperation with Belarus: CEO

August 17, 2017

KABUL - The chief executive officer (CEO) has said Afghanistan is ready for economic and industrial cooperation with the Republic of Belarus. Dr. Abdullah, currently on an official...

Presidential Probe Team Meets Noor over Mohmand’s Arrest

Presidential Probe Team Meets Noor over Mohmand’s Arrest

August 17, 2017

KABUL - Mohmand tribal elders have gathered in Kabul in the hope of resolving the issue following the arrest of the Balkh provincial council member. A presidential team investigating...

Samar Invites ICC to Probe Afghan War Crimes

Samar Invites ICC to Probe Afghan War Crimes

August 17, 2017

KABUL - The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Wednesday asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to intervene and investigate war crimes and human rights...

Militants Exploiting awzjan Youth’s Joblessness

Militants Exploiting awzjan Youth’s Joblessness

August 17, 2017

SHIBERGHAN - The youth in northern Jawzjan province are swelling militant ranks due to poverty and unemployment, activists and residents say. Amir Mohammad Taswir Habibi...

Mirzawlang: Rebels Regain Control of Most Parts

Mirzawlang: Rebels Regain Control of Most Parts

August 17, 2017

SAR-I-PUL - Militants have once again captured most parts of the Mirzawlang area of the Sayyad district in northern Sar-i-Pul province, a credible source claimed on Wednesday...

Ghani Asks Pakistan to Act on London Accord

Ghani Asks Pakistan to Act on London Accord

August 16, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday asked Pakistan to take practical steps for implementation of the London agreement between the two countries. Fundamental and practical steps...

Mattis Says Withdrawal, Contractors Still Options

Mattis Says Withdrawal, Contractors Still Options

August 16, 2017

WASHINGTON - US defense secretary Jim Mattis said Monday “all options — from withdrawal, to using private contractors, to adding thousands of US forces to the fight—remain on the...

Indian Company Wins Tender for Casa-1000 in Afghanistan

Indian Company Wins Tender for Casa-1000 in Afghanistan

August 16, 2017

KABUL - Energy and water minister says construction of CASA-1000 project in Afghanistan will cost $404 million, 20 percent of which will be paid by the Afghan government. Officials from the...

Mohaqiq Urges Joint Af-Pak Efforts to Foil Conspiracies

Mohaqiq Urges Joint Af-Pak Efforts to Foil Conspiracies

August 16, 2017

KABUL - Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mohammad Mohaqiq has said both Afghanistan and Pakistan are victims of terrorism, urging the two countries to jointly work for improving security...

Taliban Spokesman Mujahid ‘Injured’ in Faryab Clash

Taliban Spokesman Mujahid ‘Injured’ in Faryab Clash

August 16, 2017

SHIBERGHAN - Zabihullah Mujahid, one of the two Taliban’s official spokesmen, has been injured during a clash with security forces in northern Faryab province, security...

Lopsided Uplift Forcing People to Join Militants: Durrani

Lopsided Uplift Forcing People to Join Militants: Durrani

August 16, 2017

TALOQAN - The minister of rural rehabilitation and development (MRRD) says imbalanced development has forced some people to take up weapons for their rights. During his visit to northern...

Youth’s Mission to End Corruption: Ghani

Youth’s Mission to  End Corruption: Ghani

August 13, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said that the youth can become the greatest generation of Afghanistan’s modern history. It is the responsibility of the Afghan youth...

Govt. Supports Public Uprising Forces: Danish

Govt. Supports Public  Uprising Forces: Danish

August 13, 2017

KABUL - Second Vice President Muhammad Sarwar Danish on Saturday reiterates National Unity Government’s support to uprising forces after Mirz Olang massacre where they were...

Afghan Senate Against Politicizing Hajj Pilgrimage

Afghan Senate Against  Politicizing Hajj Pilgrimage

August 13, 2017

KABUL - Meshrano Jirga or Senate deputy chairman on Saturday praised the Saudi Arabia government for serving the entire Muslim community and criticized countries who ‘mix...

TAPI Project Plays Strategic Role: Pakistani Envoy

TAPI Project Plays Strategic Role: Pakistani Envoy

August 13, 2017

ASHGABAT - The Turkmen Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a meeting with the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Pakistan Murad Ashraf Janjua, the Foreign Ministry said...

Karzai Warns Against Outsourcing of War

Karzai Warns Against Outsourcing of War

August 13, 2017

KABUL - Ex-president Hamid Karzai has warned that outsourcing the war in Afghanistan will lead to deterioration of security if the privatisation proposal goes ahead. Outsourcing the war...

U.S. Spent $76B on Weapons and Equipment for Afghan Security Forces

U.S. Spent $76B on Weapons  and Equipment for Afghan Security Forces

August 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Defense funded more than $76 billion dollars of weapons, communication devices, and other security equipment to the Afghan security forces since...

Military Operation Launched to Retake Mirza Olang

Military Operation Launched  to Retake Mirza Olang

August 12, 2017

SAR-E-PUL - Army commanders say Taliban has suffered heavy losses in the military operation and have lost three check points.Army officials in the northern Sar-e-Pul province...