Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Political Parties’ Supporters Block Main Kabul Roads

Political Parties’ Supporters  Block Main Kabul Roads

August 30, 2018

KABUL - Supporters and representatives of political parties have closed main roads in different parts of capital Kabul to press the government to accept their election-related ...

MoU Signed for €18.058m Socio-Economic Project to be Implemented Along Kabul River

MoU Signed for €18.058m Socio-Economic  Project to be Implemented Along Kabul River

August 30, 2018

KABUL - A Memorandum of Understanding was signed for the implementation of a project for social, economic, and environmental development in the areas located along Kabul River...

Afghanistan Promotes Regional Cooperation on Combatting Human Trafficking

Afghanistan Promotes  Regional Cooperation on  Combatting Human Trafficking

August 29, 2018

Kabul – The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has co-organized a second regional forum bringing together non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan...

UNSC Asks Taliban to Enter Peace Negotiations with Kabul

UNSC Asks Taliban to Enter  Peace Negotiations with Kabul

August 29, 2018

KABUL - The United Nations Security Council has called for the Taliban to reciprocate without delay President Ashraf Ghani’s offer of a ceasefire...

Call to Bring Afghan Businessmen Under Tax Net

Call to Bring Afghan  Businessmen Under Tax Net

August 29, 2018

PESHAWAR - Pakistani exporters have called for imposing taxes on Afghan businessmen or expelling them from the country.
In the prevailing situation, local...

$5.6m Canadian Project for Afghan Women Panned

$5.6m Canadian Project  for Afghan Women Panned

August 29, 2018

KABUL - A $5.6 million Canadian-funded project for boosting women's capacity to influence decision-making processes has come in for flak...

Kandahar to Export 20,000 Tons of Grapes this Year

Kandahar to Export 20,000 Tons of Grapes this Year

August 29, 2018

KANDAHAR CITY - Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials in southern Kandahar province expect exports of above 20,000 tons of grapes to foreign countries this year ...

Wolesi Jirga: Polls in Ghazni May be Delayed

Wolesi Jirga: Polls in Ghazni May  be Delayed

August 29, 2018

KABUL -  Wolesi Jirga elections in southern Ghazni province and national-wide district council polls would be held four months after the October 20 elections as per the law ...

Ghani Wants Youth to Work for Afghanistan’s Bright Future

Ghani Wants Youth to Work for Afghanistan’s Bright Future

August 28, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Monday asked the rising Afghan generation to work for the future of their country and change people’s lives with their ...

Russia, Tajikistan Deny Any Air Attack in Afghan Border Clash

Russia, Tajikistan Deny Any Air Attack in Afghan Border Clash

August 28, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan officials said on Monday a Tajik or Russian aircraft had bombed a northeastern Afghan border district during a clash between gunmen and Tajik ...

Abdullah Praises Atmar, ‘Sorry about’ His Resignation

Abdullah Praises Atmar,  ‘Sorry about’ His Resignation

August 28, 2018

KABUL - Addressing the Council of Ministers Meeting, the CEO said Atmar had been a strong and capable manager.
National Unity Government (NUG) CEO Abdullah ...

Uzbek FM Meets with Afghan Leaders in Kabul

Uzbek FM Meets with  Afghan Leaders in Kabul

August 28, 2018

KABUL - The Presidential Palace said Ghani and Kamilov also discussed the peace process and the need for regional stability.
Uzbekistan foreign minister Abdulaziz ...

Situation in Ghazni City Back to Normal: UN

Situation in Ghazni  City Back to Normal: UN

August 28, 2018

KABUL - The situation in Ghazni City, which came under multipronged attack from Taliban on August 10, has returned to normal, says a UN agency...

Afghan President Ghani Rejects Resignations of Top Security Officials

Afghan President Ghani Rejects Resignations of Top Security Officials

August 27, 2018

KABUL - The resignations from Defence Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami and Interior Minister Wais Barmak, as well as Masoom Stanekzai, the head of the National Directorate of Security ...

Afghan Leaders Meet Croatian President in Kabul

Afghan Leaders Meet Croatian President in Kabul

August 27, 2018

KABUL - The president and his Croatian counterpart discussed a range of issues including the war on terrorism and elections.
Afghan leaders met with Croation President...

Hamdullah Mohib Takes Over as New NSA

Hamdullah Mohib  Takes Over as New NSA

August 27, 2018

KABUL - Ghani said that he has instructed the security agencies to keep in place Hanif Atmar’s security measures.
President Ashraf Ghani officially ...

Terrorism ‘a Common Global Threat’: Abdullah

Terrorism ‘a Common  Global Threat’: Abdullah

August 27, 2018

KABUL  - Abdullah met with visiting Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in Kabul and thanked troops from his country for assisting the Afghan forces as part of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission...

Committee to Assess Suggestions about Poll Transparency

Committee to Assess Suggestions  about Poll Transparency

August 27, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday ordered the creation of a committee comprised of government figures and representatives of political parties to assess suggestions ...

Atmar Resigned Over Differences with Ghani: Ex-Govt Officials

Atmar Resigned Over  Differences with Ghani:  Ex-Govt Officials

August 27, 2018

KABUL - In reaction to Saturday’s sudden resignation of Afghanistan's National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar, some former government officials on Sunday...

Hanif Atmar Resigns over ‘Serious Differences’

Hanif Atmar Resigns  over ‘Serious Differences’

August 26, 2018

KABUL - The national security adviser said he is stepping down due to "serious differences over policies and approaches at the top level of government "...

Daesh Ideology Takes Root in Afghanistan: U.S. Ambassador to UN

Daesh Ideology Takes Root in Afghanistan: U.S. Ambassador to UN

August 26, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley has told the UN Security Council that the Islamic State (IS)-Daesh group’s ideology has taken root in new ...

Ghani Calls for Entire Security Cabinet to Step Down

Ghani Calls for Entire Security Cabinet to Step Down

August 26, 2018

KABUL - Reasons given for the call for resignations include this week's rocket attack on Presidential Palace, the recent Ghazni attack and increasing ANDSF casualty toll...

1st Post-Hajj Flight to Land in Kabul Today

1st Post-Hajj Flight to Land in Kabul Today

August 26, 2018

KABUL - The first flight bringing back pilgrims from Saudi Arabia would land in Kabul on Aug 26 (today), the ministry concerned said on Saturday.

Ghazni City under Security Forces Control: Police Chief

Ghazni City under Security  Forces Control: Police Chief

August 26, 2018

GHAZNI CITY - Security situation in Ghazni City, the capital of southern Ghazni province have been under control, while some circles spread negative propaganda through social ...

Ashgabat, Bishkek Support Afghanistan’s Joining Regional Economic Projects

Ashgabat, Bishkek Support  Afghanistan’s Joining Regional  Economic Projects

August 25, 2018

Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan support full-fledged participation of Afghanistan in the implementation of major regional and international projects, in particular in the spheres of energy, transport and communications, Turkmenistan State News Agency reported.

Pompeo Expected to Tap Diplomatic Vet Zalmay Khalilzad as Afghanistan Special Envoy

Pompeo Expected to Tap  Diplomatic Vet Zalmay Khalilzad as Afghanistan Special Envoy

August 25, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to name Zalmay Khalilzad as a special envoy on Afghanistan, according to a senior US official and another source familiar with the matter.

Afghan President Visits Ghazni after Taliban Assault on City

Afghan President Visits Ghazni after Taliban Assault on City

August 18, 2018

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has visited the city Ghazni, a week after Taliban fighters launched a surprise attack on the strategic provincial capital and captured several neighborhoods.

Despite Uncertainty, Afghans Have Regained Hope: Rula

Despite Uncertainty, Afghans  Have Regained Hope: Rula

August 18, 2018

KABUL - The first lady says Afghanistan has come a long way since 2001, when the US invaded it to dislodge the Taliban regime after the 9/11 attacks...

Suicide Attack Victims Buried, as Country Reels in Shock

Suicide Attack Victims Buried, as Country Reels in Shock

August 18, 2018

Devastated families of students killed in Wednesday’s deadly classroom bombing on Thursday laid their loved ones to rest.

Taliban Likely to Continue Attacks: Mattis

Taliban Likely to  Continue Attacks: Mattis

August 18, 2018

KABUL - The Taliban are likely to keep up their recent surge of violence in advance of scheduled parliamentary elections in October, but Afghan defenses will not break ...

Explosion in Dasht-E-Barchi Kills at Least 48

Explosion in Dasht-E-Barchi Kills at Least 48

August 16, 2018

The Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday evening confirmed the death toll had risen to 48 in the suicide bombing in a classroom at an education academy in Dasht-e-Barchi in PD18...

Fuel, Medicine Supplied to Ghazni Civil Hospital: ICRC

Fuel, Medicine  Supplied to Ghazni Civil Hospital: ICRC

August 16, 2018

KABUL - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has provided dressing packages and oral and intravenous medicine to the Ghazni Civil Hospital over the past four days...

Time for Peace Negotiations, End to Conflict: UN Diplomat

Time for Peace Negotiations,  End to Conflict: UN Diplomat

August 16, 2018

KABUL - The extreme human suffering caused by the fighting in Ghazni City highlights the urgent need for an end to the war in Afghanistan, the UN’s top diplomat in the country...

Ghani Slams ‘Brutal Terrorists’ after Classroom Attack

Ghani Slams ‘Brutal Terrorists’ after Classroom Attack

August 16, 2018

KABUL - The 28-member European Union (EU) has pledged 1.6 billion Euros through a single plan to help Afghanistan preserve its underground water...

EU to Help Kabul Manage Underground Water

EU to Help Kabul Manage  Underground Water

August 16, 2018

KABUL - The 28-member European Union (EU) has pledged 1.6 billion Euros through a single plan to help Afghanistan preserve its underground water...