Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Supreme Court Has Authorized President Ghani to Stay Longer in Power.

Supreme Court Has  Authorized President Ghani  to Stay Longer in Power.

April 22, 2019

KABUL - Members of the Supreme Court extended President Ghani’s stay in the Afghan Presidential Palace until the appointment of a new president...

Preparations in Full Swing for Peace Jirga: Daudzai

Preparations in Full Swing for Peace Jirga: Daudzai

April 22, 2019

Daudzai says the Jirga will be the most all-inclusive and the biggest Jirga in the history of Afghanistan.
KABUL - President Ghani’s Special Envoy ...

USAID and the Afghan Women’s Career Development Center Are Helping Women Find Jobs

USAID and the Afghan Women’s Career Development Center Are Helping Women Find Jobs

April 22, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan’s Civil Service Institute’s (ACSI) Women’s Career Development Center has the equipment and information system it needs to help women ...

New Parliament to be Inaugurated this Week

New Parliament to be  Inaugurated this Week

April 22, 2019

KABUL - The State Ministry for Parliamentary Affairs on Sunday said the 17th legislative term of the National Assembly would be inaugurated this ongoing week and ministers-designate ...

Ghani Says Govt Has Huge Public Support

Ghani Says Govt Has Huge Public Support

April 22, 2019

President Ghani says the attack on Ministry of Communications was a sign of cowardness.
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani visited the Ministry ...

NEPA Working on Plans to Reduce Air Pollution in Kabul

NEPA Working on Plans to Reduce Air Pollution in Kabul

April 22, 2019

KABUL - The National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) is coordinating plans with at least 20 government institutions to forge an action plan for reducing air pollution in the capital city ...

Govt Accused of Seeking SC Verdict on Tenure Extension

Govt Accused of Seeking  SC Verdict on Tenure Extension

April 22, 2019

KABUL - Eleven presidential candidates, saying the continuation of the incumbent government after May 22 would be illegal, claimed on Sunday the Presidential Palace was trying ...

Pakistan-Funded Hospital Handed Over to Kabul

Pakistan-Funded Hospital Handed Over to Kabul

April 21, 2019

KABUL - Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danish was chief guest at the inaugural ceremony fro the Muhammad Ali Jinnah Hospital here on Saturday ...

UAE Embassy in Italy Opens Afghan Hand-Woven Carpets Exhibition

UAE Embassy in Italy Opens Afghan Hand-Woven  Carpets Exhibition

April 21, 2019

ROME - The UAE Embassy in Italy has opened the Afghan hand-woven carpets exhibition under the theme ''Empowering Afghan women for more shining future'' at San Giovanni Battista dei Genovesi ...

Rabbani, Kyrgyzstan President Confer on Bilateral Cooperation

Rabbani, Kyrgyzstan President Confer on  Bilateral Cooperation

April 21, 2019

KABUL - Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani and Kyrgyz Sooronbay Jeenbekov have discussed bilateral cooperation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday ...

Afghan Cyclists Embark on First Ever Journey to Turkey

Afghan Cyclists Embark on First Ever Journey to Turkey

April 21, 2019

KABUL - A group of 10 cyclists of different ages began a 4,000-kilometer journey to Turkey through the Lapis Lazuli Corridor – a regional trade and transit route inaugurated ...

Afghanistan Considers Issuing Bitcoin Bond

Afghanistan Considers Issuing Bitcoin Bond

April 21, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan expressed desires to issue Bitcoin bonds at the annual Spring Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary ...

Shanahan, Khalilzad Talk Afghan Peace Process

Shanahan, Khalilzad  Talk Afghan Peace Process

April 21, 2019

KABUL - Acting US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and America’s Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad have discussed ongoing talks for lasting peace in Afghanistan...

MAIL Reports 50 Percent Reduction in Saffron Production in Afghanistan

MAIL Reports 50 Percent Reduction  in Saffron Production in Afghanistan

April 21, 2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) has reported that Saffron production has dropped by around 50 percent during the recent years...

NATO Envoy Sees Good Opportunity for Peace in Afghanistan

NATO Envoy Sees Good  Opportunity for Peace in  Afghanistan

April 21, 2019

KABUL - NATO Senior Civilian Representative for Afghanistan, Nicholas Kay, in an interview with TOLOnews said he sees a good opportunity for peace in Afghanistan and that in such a sensitive ...

Pakistan Refrains from Condemning Afghan Taliban’s Offensive

Pakistan Refrains from Condemning  Afghan Taliban’s Offensive

April 20, 2019

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has warned that an escalation in hostilities could derail U.S.-led peace efforts in Afghanistan, although it apparently refrained from condemning ...

Ex-President: Peace Possible When all Afghans Sit Together

Ex-President:  Peace Possible When all  Afghans Sit Together

April 20, 2019

Afghanistan's former President Hamid Karzai said Friday that peace in his homeland, ravaged by more than 17 years of war, will only be possible when Afghans from all sectors ...

IEC to Use Biometric System for Voter Registration Process

IEC to Use Biometric  System for Voter  Registration Process

April 20, 2019

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) will kick off voter registration process for the upcoming presidential elections on May 10, using biometric system ...

U.S. Envoy ‘Disappointed’ by Collapse of Inter-Afghan Peace Meeting

U.S. Envoy ‘Disappointed’  by Collapse of Inter-Afghan  Peace Meeting

April 20, 2019

The U.S. on Friday expressed disappointment over postponement of the landmark peace conference between the Taliban and an Afghan peace delegation from Kabul...

Ashgabat, Kabul Agree on Diversification of Trade and Economic Relations

Ashgabat, Kabul Agree on Diversification  of Trade and Economic Relations

April 20, 2019

ASHGABAT - Afghanistan’s Trade Attache Radai Hotak visited Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan (UIET), Trend reports with reference to UIET...

We Need to Engage in Talks from a United Front: Spanta

We Need to Engage in Talks from a United Front: Spanta

April 20, 2019

KABUL - Former National Security Advisor Rangin Dadfar Spanta on Thursday said that Afghanistan needs to engage in peace talks and political dialogue with the opponents from ...

Afghanistan Descends 3 Points on Press Freedom Index

Afghanistan  Descends 3 Points on  Press Freedom Index

April 20, 2019

RSF figures show that at least four media workers have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year.
KABUL - The index on press freedom released ...

Taliban Has No Way Except Talks with Afghan Govt: Ghani

Taliban Has No Way Except Talks with Afghan Govt: Ghani

April 18, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday met with members of the delegation who will hold a meeting with the Taliban in Qatar on April 20. ..

Government Names 250 People to Participate in Doha Meeting

Government Names  250 People to Participate in Doha Meeting

April 17, 2019

The Afghan government has prepared an initial list of the Qatar delegation which consists of 250 members.
KABUL - The government of Afghanistan has prepared ...

Germany Pledges 59 Million Euros to Afghanistan

Germany Pledges  59 Million Euros to  Afghanistan

April 17, 2019

KABUL - The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) committed to investing about AFN 5.1 billion (EUR 59 million) in Afghanistan, focusing on good ...

US Special Envoy in Washington Instead of Doha

US Special Envoy in Washington Instead of Doha

April 17, 2019

KABUL - Khalilzad was expected to hold the sixth round of peace talks with Taliban representatives in Qatar on April 15.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi ...

IEC Yet to Decide on Use of Biometric System in Elections

IEC Yet to Decide on Use of Biometric System in Elections

April 17, 2019

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday so far has not reached a final decision on the use of the biometric system in the upcoming presidential elections scheduled ...

Taliban’s Spring Offensive to Bring More Suffering to Afghans: UNSC

Taliban’s Spring Offensive to Bring  More Suffering to Afghans: UNSC

April 17, 2019

KABUL - The UN Security Council has unanimously condemned the Taliban's announcement of a spring offensive, saying the move will only "result in more unnecessary suffering ...

Afghan Government and USAID Recognize Women Interns in Kandahar

Afghan Government and  USAID Recognize Women  Interns in Kandahar

April 17, 2019

KANDAHAR -  sixty women graduates received government-issued certificates recognizing their year-long training and work experience through the U.S. Agency for International . . .

Khalilzad Pushes for Ceasefire as Peace Efforts Continue

Khalilzad Pushes  for Ceasefire as Peace  Efforts Continue

April 16, 2019

>Khalilzad says the Afghan people deserve and want a comprehensive ceasefire.
KABUL - The US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who has ...

Afghanistan Opens New Mining Areas to Int’l Investment

Afghanistan Opens New  Mining Areas to Int’l Investment

April 16, 2019

The Mines and Petroleum Minister says Afghanistan’s mining sector is “open for business”.
KABUL - In a keynote address at the Afghanistan ...

Afghan Delegation for Qatar Talks Finalized

Afghan Delegation for Qatar Talks Finalized

April 16, 2019

KABUL - After several days of negotiations, the Reconciliation Leadership Council has finalized the list of participants for the Qatar meeting, a member of the Council said on Monday...

Taliban Still an Impediment to Peace Process

Taliban Still an Impediment to Peace Process

April 16, 2019

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said that Taliban were still an obstacle to the peace process, using the effort as an instrument. ..

Afghan Hindus, Sikhs Celebrate Vesak Festival

Afghan Hindus, Sikhs  Celebrate Vesak Festival

April 16, 2019

KABUL - Afghan Hindus and Sikhs in Jalalabad city in the east of Afghanistan on Monday celebrated the 322st Vesak Festival but it was now crowded if compared to their celebrations ...

Ghani to Meet Abdullah Regarding Loya Jirga on Peace

Ghani to Meet Abdullah  Regarding Loya Jirga on Peace

April 16, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani will be meeting Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah regarding his Stability and Unanimity team’s decision to boycott ...