Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Fighting in Afghanistan’s North Disrupts Kabul’s Power Supply

Fighting in Afghanistan’s North  Disrupts Kabul’s Power Supply

April 15, 2018

KABUL - Fresh fighting in northern Afghanistan has disrupted the electric supply to Kabul and several provinces for the second time in less than three weeks...

SIGAR Finds Military Fuel Theft a Lucrative Business

SIGAR Finds Military Fuel  Theft a Lucrative Business

April 15, 2018

KABUL - In a new report, SIGAR states that mechanisms need to be implemented to monitor fuel levels and usage.
The Special Inspector General...

US Strategy Turns Afghan Uncertainty into Certainty

US Strategy Turns Afghan Uncertainty into Certainty

April 14, 2018

WASHINGTON - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday told lawmakers that the uncertainty in South Asia and Afghanistan has been replaced by certainty in the ...

Afghan Conflict Causes More than 2,000 Civilian Casualties in First Quarter of 2018: UN

Afghan Conflict Causes More than 2,000  Civilian Casualties in First Quarter of 2018: UN

April 14, 2018

KABUL - Armed conflict in Afghanistan killed 763 civilians and injured 1,495 in the first three months of this year, the United Nations mission there said Thursday...

Afghan Carpet Industry Hit Hard by Growing Violence

Afghan Carpet  Industry Hit Hard by Growing Violence

April 14, 2018

Kabul - Afghanistan’s prized carpet industry has seen its sales drop by half in the last year, as the country grapples with militant violence and friction with ...

Voter Registration Set to Launch Today

Voter Registration  Set to Launch Today

April 14, 2018

KABUL - Officials from the IEC said the first phase of the voter registration process will start on Saturday.
The Independent Election ...

Afghanistan Has a Passing Reference in Pompeo’s Confirmation Hearing Remarks

Afghanistan Has a Passing  Reference in Pompeo’s Confirmation Hearing Remarks

April 14, 2018

WASHINGTON - Situation in Afghanistan, where the United States is engaged in the longest war in its history, found a passing reference in the 13-page confirmation ...

Peace Process Leaves Politicians Unimpressed

Peace Process Leaves  Politicians Unimpressed

April 14, 2018

KABUL - Senior officials from former president Hamid Karzai’s cabinet said the peace process is facing a crisis.
Addressing guests at...

Ghani Promises to Ban Rupee in Public Offices

Ghani Promises to Ban Rupee in Public Offices

April 12, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has promised to ban the use of Pakistani currency in government offices, asking the countrymen to do businesses in the local currency...

Afghanistan’s Economy Projected to Remain at 2.5% Growth in 2019: ADB

Afghanistan’s Economy   Projected to Remain at 2.5%  Growth in 2019: ADB

April 12, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan’s economy is projected to remain at 2.5 percent growth in 2018 and 2019 due to the challenging security and political situations in ...

Don’t Speak Against National Interest: Karzai

Don’t Speak Against  National Interest: Karzai

April 12, 2018

KABUL - Some members of the Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of the parliament,on Wednesday hit out at former president Hamid Karza’s remarks on resolving the ongoing...

Taliban’s Silence to Peace Offer Means they are Debating: EU Envoy

Taliban’s Silence to Peace Offer  Means they are Debating: EU Envoy

April 12, 2018

KABUL - Pierre Mayaudon, the European Union (EU) Head of Delegation to Afghanistan on Wednesday said that the absence of response by the Taliban militant group to ...

300 Pilots Undergoing Training, Says AAF

300 Pilots Undergoing  Training, Says AAF

April 12, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan Air Force (AAF) says 300 of its pilots are undergoing training in different countries, hoping their return will add to its strength...

ANA Commander Suggests Reforms in Basic Military Training

ANA Commander Suggests  Reforms in Basic Military Training

April 12, 2018

KABUL - The military commander, who has spent the past ten years on the battlefield, has served in Helmand, Badakhshan and Kunduz.
An Afghan National Army...

3 Grant Agreement worth $691m Signed with WB

3 Grant Agreement worth $691m Signed with WB

April 11, 2018

KABUL - Minister of Finance Eklil Hakimi and World Bank Country Director Shubham Chaudhuri on Tuesday signed three grant agreements worth $691million to help revitalise ...

Ghani Praises ‘No More Baad Marriages’ in Khost

Ghani Praises ‘No More  Baad Marriages’ in Khost

April 11, 2018

KHOST CITY - President Ashraf Ghani has said giving daughters under baad marriage has reached zero level in Khost, which indicates cultural advancement in the southeastern ...

Italy Donates $8.5m to Pediatric Clinic in Kabul

Italy Donates  $8.5m to Pediatric  Clinic in Kabul

April 11, 2018

KABUL - Italy has donated an amount of $8.5 million to a new pediatrics and obstetrics clinic in Kabul, the foreign ministry in Rome says...

Aid to Afghans: Japan Gives UN Agencies $5.3m

Aid to Afghans: Japan Gives UN Agencies $5.3m

April 11, 2018

KABUL - Japan has provided $5.3 million to six UN organizations in humanitarian and emergency assistance to Afghanistan.
The funds will be utilized ...

China Ready to Expand Cooperation with Afghanistan

China Ready to  Expand Cooperation  with Afghanistan

April 11, 2018

KABUL - China says it stands ready to continue playing a constructive role in further improving cooperative relations with Afghanistan...

Paktika Police Cutting Down Pine Nut Trees: Residents

Paktika Police Cutting  Down Pine Nut Trees: Residents

April 11, 2018

SHARANA - Some residents in several districts of southeastern Paktika province have accused police of cutting down pine nuts trees, a charge the force denies...

President Ghani Inaugurates Several Projects in Khost

President Ghani Inaugurates Several Projects in Khost

April 10, 2018

KHOST CITYY - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, accompanied by a number of ministers, arrived in southeastern Khost province on Monday morning...

Jihadi Leaders, Politicians Back Dialogue with Pakistan

Jihadi Leaders, Politicians  Back Dialogue with Pakistan

April 10, 2018

KABUL - Some jihadi figures and political leaders have supported the launch of negotiations with Pakistan, the Presidential Palace said on Monday...

Taliban Yet to Decide on Joining Political System: Zaeef

Taliban Yet to Decide on Joining Political System: Zaeef

April 10, 2018

PESHAWAR - Taliban have not yet accepted President Ashraf Ghani’s offer to join the political system, says a former diplomat.

Construction Work on Balkh-Herat Railroad to Continue

Construction Work on Balkh-Herat Railroad to Continue

April 10, 2018

KABUL - Transport Minister Mohammad Hamid Tahmasi has held talks on enhanced cooperation with representatives from Uzbekistan’s leading firms...

Kabul: Contractors Erect Tent to Demand 7b Afs Dues

Kabul: Contractors Erect  Tent to Demand 7b Afs Dues

April 10, 2018

KABUL -  Demanding their ‘unpaid seven billion afghanis’ arrears’ from the Ministry of Interior (MoI), a large number of private contractors ...

Turkey Urges Taliban to Join Afghan Peace Process

Turkey Urges Taliban to  Join Afghan Peace Process

April 09, 2018

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim visits Kabul on Sunday to hold talks with Afghan leaders. KABUL - Turkish Prime Minister Binali ...

U.S., Afghan Forces Expand Air Strikes on Taliban Drug Labs

U.S., Afghan Forces Expand  Air Strikes on Taliban Drug Labs

April 09, 2018

KABUL - American and Afghan forces have expanded their air strikes against drug labs into western Afghanistan, aiming to choke Taliban revenue...

Paktia Climate Suitable for Saffron

Paktia Climate  Suitable for Saffron

April 09, 2018

MAIL officials said saffron fields in Paktia have proved that the province’s climate is suited to growing saffron.
Ministry of Agriculture ...

Kandahar Polling Stations Transferred to Public Places

Kandahar Polling Stations  Transferred to Public Places

April 09, 2018

KABUL - Senators in the Meshrano Jirga said Abbasi’s visit was part of Islamabad’s efforts to ease international pressure on Pakistan...

Pakistan’s Military, Govt Split on Afghan Policy: Senators

Pakistan’s Military, Govt Split on Afghan Policy: Senators

April 09, 2018

KABUL - Senators in the Meshrano Jirga said Abbasi’s visit was part of Islamabad’s efforts to ease international pressure on Pakistan...

Rabbani Meets Ecuadorian, Venezuelan FMs

Rabbani  Meets Ecuadorian,  Venezuelan FMs

April 09, 2018

KABUL - Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda has sought Afghanistan’s support got her candidacy for chairwomanship of United Nations General Assembly ...

Daikundi Secure But Lacks Development: Residents

Daikundi Secure But Lacks Development: Residents

April 08, 2018

NILI - Local officials say Daikundi has 400 schools and all are opened but almost half of them lack proper buildings.
Residents of Daikundi ...

More Women Applying for NICs than Men in Kunar

More Women Applying for  NICs than Men in Kunar

April 08, 2018

ASADABAD - Population registration office of eastern Kunar province on Saturday said the number of women applying for National Identity Cards (NICs) was higher compared ...

Iran Eying Transmission of Electricity to Afghanistan, Pakistan

Iran Eying  Transmission of Electricity to Afghanistan, Pakistan

April 08, 2018

TEHRAN - Deputy Executive Director of Iran Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company Davoud Manzour stressed the need for paving the ground for ...

Turkey to Deport Nearly 600 Afghan Migrants - Interior Ministry

Turkey to Deport Nearly 600 Afghan  Migrants - Interior Ministry

April 08, 2018

ANKARA - Turkish authorities will deport close to 600 illegal Afghan migrants in eastern Turkey back to Kabul this weekend, the interior ministry said on Saturday...