Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Indonesian Envoy Announces 500 Scholarships for Kandahar

Indonesian Envoy Announces 500 Scholarships for Kandahar

January 21, 2018

KANDAHAR CITY - Indonesian Ambassador Arif Rhaman has said his country allocated 500 scholarships for Kandahar province. The envoy expressed the view during a meeting with Governor ZalmaiWeesa...

India, US and Afghanistan Target Pakistan over Terrorism at UNSC

India, US and Afghanistan Target Pakistan over  Terrorism at UNSC

January 21, 2018

NEW YORK - Pakistan needs to change its "mindset" of differentiating between good and bad terrorists, India said at the UN Security Council, urging it to focus on challenges...

Foundation Stone Laid in Memory of Fallen Journalists

Foundation Stone  Laid in Memory of  Fallen Journalists

January 21, 2018

KABUL - The foundation stone for a memorial in memory of media victims killed in Afghanistan in the past 16 years was laid in Kabul’s Pul-e-Bagh-e-Omomi area in Kabul on Saturday...

1,600 Daesh Fighters Killed In 2017 in Afghanistan: RS

1,600 Daesh  Fighters Killed In 2017 in Afghanistan: RS

January 21, 2018

KABUL - Resolute Support Mission’s (RS) Public Affairs Director Capt. Tom Gresback said in an interview with TOLOnews that 1,600 Daesh militants were killed in 2017 in Afghanistan and that...

Taliban Running ‘Customs Check-Point’ on Nimroz Road

Taliban Running ‘Customs  Check-Point’ on Nimroz Road

January 21, 2018

ZARANJ - Taliban militants have established a ‘check-point’ on a key highway in southwestern Nimroz province charging taxes on goods carrying vehicles, sources said Saturday...

2,000 Families Flee Homes as Kunduz Raids Continue

2,000 Families Flee Homes  as Kunduz Raids Continue

January 21, 2018

KUNDUZ - An ongoing clearing operation has displaced around 2,000 families in Chardara district to the provincial capital of northern Kunduz province, an official said Saturday...

Jamiat-ARG Agree on Some Key Issues as Talks Progress

Jamiat-ARG  Agree on Some Key Issues as Talks Progress

January 20, 2018

KABUL - Jamiat-e-Islami party of Afghanistan and the presidential palace (ARG) have reached an agreement on at least seven demands out of twelve tabled to government by the party in their bid to break...

Ghani Briefed on Operations During Visit to Commando Corps

Ghani Briefed on Operations  During Visit to Commando Corps

January 20, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has visited the Commando Corps in capital Kabul and evaluated the conduct of special operations, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Friday...

US Dismisses Russian Offer of Platform for Afghan Talks

US Dismisses Russian Offer  of Platform for Afghan Talks

January 20, 2018

KABUL - The United States on Thursday dismissed Russian prospects to provide a platform for direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. On Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry in Moscow...

Spain to Send in More Troops to Afghanistan

Spain to Send  in More Troops  to Afghanistan

January 20, 2018

KABUL - The Defense Minister of Spain, María Dolores de Cospedal, met President Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace on Thursday where they discussed Afghanistan’s security situation...

US Warns Afghans Against Violence to End Rift over Ousted Governor

US Warns Afghans Against Violence  to End Rift over Ousted Governor

January 20, 2018

KABUL - The United States again has called on leaders in Afghanistan to resolve peacefully and expeditiously an ongoing dispute over the leadership transition in a northern province, where...

More Peace Meetings will Follow Kabul Process: Ghani

More Peace  Meetings will Follow  Kabul Process: Ghani

January 18, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said that regional talks, Islamic talks and international peace talks will be held after the 2nd Kabul Process which is...

Afghanistan Determined to take any Measures to Counter Challenges Hampering Development of Bilateral Relations Between Two Nations: Vice President

Afghanistan Determined  to take any Measures  to Counter Challenges Hampering Development of  Bilateral Relations Between Two Nations: Vice President

January 18, 2018

Kabul, Jan 17—Mr. Liu Jingsong the new Chinese Ambassador to Kabul met with Sarwar Danish the second Vice President of Afghanistan, in his office and discussed the ways to improve the bilateral...

Summit of Counterterrorism Agencies’ Heads in June

Summit of Counterterrorism  Agencies’ Heads in June

January 18, 2018

WASHINGTON - Defeating terrorism needs globally coordinated responses, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday, convening a summit of heads of counter-terrorism agencies to boost...

Wolesi Jirga Oks Budget with Hike in Development Spending

Wolesi Jirga Oks  Budget with Hike in  Development Spending

January 18, 2018

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday approved the national budget for 2018, with an increase of 17 billion afghanis in development funds.  The Afghan fiscal year began on December 22...

US Again Asks Pakistan to Launch Crackdown on Haqqanis

US Again Asks Pakistan to Launch Crackdown on Haqqanis

January 18, 2018

PESHAWAR -  A senior Trump administration official has once again asked Pakistan to clear its territory of externally-focused terrorist organisations. Assistant Secretary of State...

Noor Threatens Civil Rebellion if Govt-Jamiat Talks Fail

Noor Threatens Civil Rebellion  if Govt-Jamiat Talks Fail

January 18, 2018

KABUL - One month after President Ashraf Ghani fired Balkh provincial governor Mohammad Atta Noor, the Jamiat-e-Islami party’s CEO threatened civil rebellion if talks between the party...

USAID, FAO Launch 3-Year Agriculture Development Project

USAID, FAO Launch 3-Year Agriculture  Development Project

January 17, 2018

KABUL - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched the Promoting Value...

2 Rockets Fired at Diplomatic Missions in Kabul

2 Rockets Fired at  Diplomatic Missions in Kabul

January 17, 2018

KABUL - Two missiles landed in sensitive areas of the high-security capital on Monday night, officials said on Tuesday. However, the rocket strike caused no casualties. One rocket fell on the...

Act on ‘Kabul Evidence’ Against Islamabad, UNSC Urged

Act on ‘Kabul Evidence’ Against  Islamabad, UNSC Urged

January 17, 2018

KABUL - Some Meshrano Jirga or Senate members on Tuesday asked the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) ‘to act against Pakistan in line with the documents and evidence provided by the Afghan...

3 Suspects Held after Rocket Attack on Diplomatic Quarter

3 Suspects Held  after Rocket Attack on Diplomatic Quarter

January 17, 2018

KABUL - Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a missile attack on a sensitive area of the capital, an official said on Tuesday. NasratRahimi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior...

Taliban Envoys in Islamabad amid New Peace Push

Taliban Envoys in Islamabad  amid New Peace Push

January 17, 2018

PESHWAR - A three-member team from Taliban’s political office in Qatar has arrived in Islamabad in an ostensible move to explore the possibility of restarting peace parleys with the...

Turkish Aid Agency Opens Sports Hall in Afghanistan

Turkish Aid Agency Opens Sports Hall in Afghanistan

January 17, 2018

KABUL - The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) opened a sports hall for Afghan police at Hamid Karzai International Airport in capital Kabul on Tuesday. In a written statement...

Ghani, UN Team Discuss Stepped-up Pressure on Pakistan

Ghani, UN Team Discuss Stepped-up Pressure on Pakistan

January 16, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and members of a visiting UN Security Council have conferred on the increasingly volatile security situation in Afghanistan and the region at large. Efforts against...

CEO Shares Terror Safe Haven Concern with UNSC Team

CEO Shares Terror Safe Haven  Concern with UNSC Team

January 16, 2018

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah discussed regional issues and shared Kabul’s concern about terror safe havens outside Afghanistan with representatives of the United...

Afghanistan Needs $430m in Humanitarian Aid this Year

Afghanistan Needs $430m in  Humanitarian Aid this Year

January 16, 2018

KABUL - To help the most vulnerable families including those recently returning from Pakistan and Iran, aid agencies in Afghanistan need $430 million this year, the United Nations said Monday...

42pc of Parwan Teacher Township Land Usurped

42pc of Parwan Teacher Township Land Usurped

January 16, 2018

KABUL - Powerful individuals have encroached upon around 42 acres of land belonging to a teacher’s township in central Parwan province, officials said Sunday. Zalmai Shahid, Parwan...

Thousands of Dasht-I-Archi Students out of School

Thousands of Dasht-I-Archi  Students out of School

January 16, 2018

KUNDUZ CITY - A number of schools in the Dash-i-Archi district of northern Kunduz province have been closed due to recent spike in insecurity, affecting thousands of students. The residents of...

MPs Scrap Ghani’s Decree on Protests, Strikes

MPs Scrap Ghani’s Decree on Protests, Strikes

January 16, 2018

KABUL - Lawmakers in Afghanistan’s parliament dismissed a controversial decree recently issued by President Ashraf Ghani on the regulation of public gatherings, strikes and demonstrations...

Election Commission Asked to Accelerate Reforms Process

Election Commission  Asked to Accelerate  Reforms Process

January 15, 2018

KABUL - The Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah’s spokesman said the political stability in the country depends on the activities of the Independent Election Commission. A day after a...

UNSC Members, Govt Leaders Meet Behind Closed Doors

UNSC Members, Govt Leaders  Meet Behind Closed Doors

January 15, 2018

KABUL - A senior delegation of United Nations Secretary Council (UNSC) held talks with Afghan government leadership on Sunday where they reportedly discussed a wide range of issues...

Afghan Govt Hold Unofficial Peace Talks with Taliban

Afghan Govt Hold Unofficial  Peace Talks with Taliban

January 15, 2018

KABUL - Afghan government representatives have held unofficial talks with five Taliban members in Turkey on Sunday. HumayunJarir and Abbas Basir are representing Afghan government in the meeting...

Wolesi Jirga Approves Medical Council Draft Law

Wolesi Jirga Approves Medical Council Draft Law

January 15, 2018

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday approved a draft law on creation of the Medical Council. If approved by the Meshrano Jirga or Senate, the council would be created as new organizational...

Afghan Carpet Exports Increase Despite Hurdles

Afghan Carpet Exports  Increase Despite Hurdles

January 15, 2018

KABUL - At least 700,000 square meters of Afghan carpet has been exported in the past 10 months, Afghanistan's Carpet Association said Saturday. The association said it shows 15 percent of increase...

The Ingeniously Innovation of Two Afghan Students for Attracting the Attention of World to Support Peace Process in Afghanistan

The Ingeniously Innovation of Two Afghan Students for Attracting the Attention of World to Support Peace Process in Afghanistan

January 14, 2018

KABUL - Two Afghan students who are currently studying in Kazakhstan have, through a creative innovation, requested the Kazakhstan country to cooperate with Afghanistan in the process of...