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Govt. to Consider Public Suggestions in Next Budget

Govt. to Consider Public Suggestions in Next Budget

November 01, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday said the government would consider people’s suggestions in formulating next fiscal year’s budget...

Russian Businessmen Looking to Invest in Afghanistan

Russian Businessmen Looking to Invest in Afghanistan

November 01, 2017

KABUL - Russian businessmen who visited Afghanistan on Monday said they want to invest in the agricultural, transportation and manufacturing sectors in the country. A delegation of twenty...

Hekmatyar Throws Weight behind HPC Peace Plan

Hekmatyar Throws Weight behind HPC Peace Plan

November 01, 2017

KABUL - The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) on Tuesday lent it weight behind the High Peace Council (HPC) new peace strategy and expressed its readiness for any kind of support...

No Group can Declare Jihad: Imam-I-Kaabah

No Group can Declare Jihad: Imam-I-Kaabah

October 31, 2017

KABUL - The Imam of Kaabah, Dr Sheikh Saleh bin Abdullah bin Humaid, has said no militant group or organization can declare jihad, which he says is the state’s job. In an interview with a private...

MPs Reject President’s Decree on Population Law

MPs Reject President’s Decree on Population Law

October 31, 2017

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Monday rejected a presidential legislative decree seeking amendment to the population registration law. In March, 2013, the Ministry of...

Peace, National Defense is Our Mission: Abdullah

Peace, National Defense is Our Mission: Abdullah

October 31, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah says terrorist attacks have increased in major cities and strengthening of intelligence capacity could help turn the tide...

Pakistan, US Divided on How to Initiate Afghan Peace Talks

Pakistan, US Divided on How to Initiate Afghan Peace Talks

October 31, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has cautioned the United States that "cooperation," not "coercion," is the way forward for the two countries to find a politically negotiated...

Targeting Taliban Leaders by US to Kill Chances for Peace: Pak Officials

Targeting Taliban Leaders by US to  Kill Chances for Peace: Pak Officials

October 31, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Islamabad has expressed concerns and oppositions to the US strategy to kill the Taliban leaders as part of Washington’s new strategy to root out terrorism from the region...

50pc of North Officials Refusing to Unveil Assets

50pc of North Officials  Refusing to Unveil Assets

October 31, 2017

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - The High Office of Anti-Corruption in the northern zone says 50 percent officials, including two governors, in the zone refuse to register their assets. Rashid Halimi, head the...

Abdullah Wants UNSC Sanctions on Haibatullah, Aides

Abdullah Wants UNSC Sanctions on Haibatullah, Aides

October 30, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has asked the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to impose sanctions on Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Haibatullah...

India Starts Trade Route to Afghanistan Via Iran

India Starts Trade Route to Afghanistan Via Iran

October 30, 2017

NEW DELHI – India on Sunday shipped its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan by sea through Iran's strategic Chahbahar Port. The shipment, an Indian gift for Afghanistan , was...

IEC Says Paper Ballot Poll is the Only Option for Elections

IEC Says Paper Ballot Poll is the Only Option for Elections

October 30, 2017

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) officials on Sunday said due to financial and procurement challenges, they will not be able to roll out a digital voter list and that a paper...

Licenses of 817 Drug-Importing Companies Suspended

Licenses of 817 Drug-Importing Companies Suspended

October 30, 2017

KABUL - National Medicine & Health Product Regulatory Authority (NMHPRA) says licenses of 817 drug-importing companies have been suspended. Dr. Noor Shah Kamawal, NMHPRA...

Senator Asakzai Punished for Punching Colleague

Senator Asakzai Punished  for Punching Colleague

October 30, 2017

KABUL - Meshrano Jirga member Rahmatullah Asakzai was barred from attending house sessions for a month on Sunday over beating a colleague at the Senate’s hall. At Sunday’s meeting...

Taliban Kill 13 Police Officers in Kunduz Raid

Taliban Kill 13 Police  Officers in Kunduz Raid

October 30, 2017

KABUL - A pre-dawn Taliban attack in northern Afghanistan has killed at least 13 government forces. Officials reported the heavily armed insurgents raided a police outpost in the Khan Abad district...

US will Eradicate Terrorism, with or without Pakistan: Tillerson

US will Eradicate Terrorism, with or without Pakistan: Tillerson

October 29, 2017

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that he did not visit Islamabad earlier this week to lecture or coerce Pakistanis but he did tell them that Washington is determined...

ADB Pledges Over $5b to New CAREC Strategy

ADB Pledges Over $5b to New CAREC Strategy

October 29, 2017

KABUL - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced more than $5 billion to support Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) 2030 strategy in the next 5 years. ADB President...

APL Brings Nation Under One Umbrella

APL Brings Nation Under One Umbrella

October 29, 2017

KABUL - The crowd that gathered on Friday night at Afghanistan’s Football Federation stadium to watch the final match of the Afghan Premier League (APL) was the first of its...

MPs Stress End to Differences between Ibrahimi, Humayon

MPs Stress End to Differences between Ibrahimi, Humayon

October 29, 2017

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga session on Saturday held in-camera after the lawmakers said differences between the first speaker and first deputy speakers should be resolved otherwise it would...

Pakistan May Exempt Afghan Goods from Tax Raise: Envoy

Pakistan May Exempt Afghan Goods from Tax Raise: Envoy

October 29, 2017

KABUL - Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kabul, Zahid Nasrullah, says he has shared the issue of the increase in import duty on Afghan goods with his country’s authorities. Afghanistan Chamber...

Govt. to Build Two More Dams on Harirod River

Govt. to Build Two More  Dams on Harirod River

October 29, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Energy and Water is working on the procurement process for two dam projects which will be built on the Harirod River in Herat province – in the west of Afghanistan...

NUG Failed to Ensure Safety of People: Mohaqiq

NUG Failed to Ensure Safety of People: Mohaqiq

October 28, 2017

KABUL – Addressing a gathering in Kabul on Friday, Mohammad Mohaqiq, the second deputy of the chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, said the country will witness “bigger tragedies” if...

NATO to Moscow: Support Kabul for Regional Stability

NATO to Moscow:  Support Kabul for Regional Stability

October 28, 2017

KABUL - The NATO chief has told Russia that the best way to achieve stability in the region is to support the incumbent government in Kabul. NATO and Russia had a “frank exchange...

Ghani Has Promised Enforcing Reforms: Tillerson

Ghani Has Promised Enforcing Reforms: Tillerson

October 28, 2017

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday said the road to a stable, sovereign, unified and democratic Afghanistan requires the Afghan government to advance its commitment...

Taliban no Longer Controlled by Pakistan: Asif

Taliban no Longer  Controlled by Pakistan: Asif

October 28, 2017

KABUL - Pakistan Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif says his country no longer has any influence over Taliban. The insurgents are currently being sponsored and controlled by others, he claims...

President Orders Election of National Olympic Committee Chief

President Orders Election of  National Olympic Committee Chief

October 28, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the National Olympic Committee to dissolve all parallel bodies and elect its head, his office said on Friday. In a statement from the...

China Wants ‘Mutual Trust’ in US-Pakistan Relations

China Wants ‘Mutual Trust’  in US-Pakistan Relations

October 28, 2017

BEIJING - Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokesman says he hopes US-Pakistan ties will be "conducive to promoting regional peace and stability and mutual trust" in the region...

Kabul, Delhi Vow to Put up Joint Front Against Terrorism

Kabul, Delhi Vow  to Put up Joint Front Against Terrorism

October 26, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan and India have stressed joint counterterrorism efforts and bilateral economic cooperation, the Presidential Palace said on Wednesday. A statement from the Palace said...

Lawmaker Highlights Hands behind Rise of Daesh

Lawmaker Highlights Hands behind Rise of Daesh

October 26, 2017

KABUL - There are hands behind rise of Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), an Afghan lawmaker said in a reference to growth of Takfiri groups east of Afghanistan. The Afghan lawmaker, Abdulrahman...

Alternate Plan Needed in Place of E-Voting System: IEC

Alternate Plan Needed in Place  of E-Voting System: IEC

October 26, 2017

KABUL - Technical problems plaguing preparations for next year’s elections will continue indefinitely unless the budget allocated is paid over to the Independent Election Commission...

Ghani Refuses to Join CPEC While Access to India is Blocked

Ghani Refuses to Join CPEC While Access to India is Blocked

October 26, 2017

KABUL - While in India on Tuesday, President Ashraf Ghani called on Pakistan to end its support to insurgent groups and took a firm stand against joining the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor...

Fighting Terrorism Dominates Tillerson, Swaraj Talks

Fighting Terrorism Dominates  Tillerson, Swaraj Talks

October 26, 2017

KABUL - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Wednesday and was scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the day...

Threatening Media Outlets Not Acceptable: Abdullah

Threatening Media Outlets  Not Acceptable: Abdullah

October 26, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer Abdullah on Wednesday reaffirmed his support to the freedom of expression and access to information and warned threatening media outlets by government institutions...

Ghani Highlights India’s Importance on Economic

Ghani Highlights  India’s Importance on Economic

October 25, 2017

NEW DEHLI – President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday highlighted that the economic cooperation with India was a bright prospect, saying that the country has “8 percent potential rate of...

China, Afghanistan and Pakistan to Dominate Agenda: Tillerson

China, Afghanistan and Pakistan  to Dominate Agenda: Tillerson

October 25, 2017

NEW DELHI - The Trump administration's South Asia strategy is under the spotlight this week, as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to New Delhi after stops in Kabul and Islamabad...