Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, October 20th, 2018

1.3 Million Afghan Children at Risk from Polio

1.3 Million Afghan  Children at Risk from Polio

July 03, 2018

KABUL - A new round of a polio immunization campaign went into action Monday in Afghanistan amid concerns insurgent bans could possibly deprive hundreds ...

Ex-Minister Appears Before Special Tribunal

Ex-Minister Appears Before Special Tribunal

July 03, 2018

KABUL - Days after concerns expressed by the US at the Afghan government’s failure to combat human trafficking, a minister said on Monday steps had been taken ...

77 Detained on Human-Trafficking Charges Last Year

77 Detained on Human-Trafficking Charges Last Year

July 03, 2018

KABUL - Days after concerns expressed by the US at the Afghan government’s failure to combat human trafficking, a minister said on Monday steps had been taken ...

Abdullah Opposes Safe Zones for Taliban

Abdullah Opposes  Safe Zones for Taliban

July 03, 2018

KABUL -  Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah has opposed the idea of specifying safe zones to the Taliban and termed the move as providing sanctuaries to terrorists ...

Indian PM Denounces Deadly Suicide Attack in Jalalabad

Indian PM Denounces Deadly Suicide Attack in Jalalabad

July 03, 2018

KABUL - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condemned the suicide bombing in the eastern city of Jalalabad as an attack on Afghanistan’s multicultural fabric...

No One’s Veto on Peace Acceptable: Ghani

No One’s Veto on Peace Acceptable: Ghani

July 02, 2018

JALALABAD - President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday once again repeated his readiness to enter peace talks with the Taliban anywhere, but cautioned no one’s negative view or veto on ...

‘Presidential Palace Confronts IECC with Challenges’

‘Presidential Palace Confronts IECC with Challenges’

July 02, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said complaint registration faced problems because the list of commissioners for provinces shared ...

Telecom Firms Concerned About Customer-Data Privacy

Telecom Firms Concerned About Customer-Data Privacy

July 02, 2018

KABUL - Atta Mohammad Noor said the alliance is a party-based coalition involving prominent politicians. 
Former governor of northern Balkh ...

Noor Announces Establishment of New Coalition

Noor Announces Establishment of New Coalition

July 02, 2018

KABUL - Atta Mohammad Noor said the alliance is a party-based coalition involving prominent politicians. 
Former governor of northern Balkh province ...

List of Wolesi Jirga Hopefuls from 8 More Provinces Issued

List of Wolesi Jirga Hopefuls  from 8 More Provinces Issued

July 02, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Elections Commission (IEC) on Sunday announced a preliminary list of Wolesi Jirga candidates, disqualifying 21 runners, including two women...

Karzai Calls for Revival of Reconciliation Process

Karzai Calls for Revival  of Reconciliation Process

July 02, 2018

KABUL - Hours after the government announced an end to the ceasefire with the Taliban, ex-president Hamid Karzai called for the revival of the reconciliation process...

Ceasefire Over, but Efforts for Peace to Continue: Ghani

Ceasefire Over, but Efforts for Peace to Continue: Ghani

July 01, 2018

KABUL -  “The truce is over. Our security forces are allowed to resume their operations and the reason is that the peace plan was offered from a point of strength not .. .

IEC Announces Initial List of Candidates

IEC Announces Initial List of Candidates

July 01, 2018

KABUL - The initial list released on Saturday includes the names of at least 800 candidates in an 82-page document. 
The Independent Election Commission ...

Islamabad Conference Discuss Afghan Peace Process

Islamabad Conference  Discuss Afghan Peace Process

July 01, 2018

KABUL - Participants of a conference held on Afghan peace in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan called on Afghan government and the Taliban to take practical ...

Media’s Role in Promoting Agricultural Development in Afghanistan

Media’s Role in Promoting  Agricultural Development in  Afghanistan

July 01, 2018

KABUL - The Afghan-German Cooperation hosted this event, implemented by Mediothek Afghanistan.
Balkh’s Director of ...

Taliban Kill 2 Border Policemen, 6 Arrested in Takhar

Taliban Kill 2 Border Policemen, 6 Arrested in Takhar

July 01, 2018

TALOQAN - Two border police personnel have been killed and six others captured alive by Taliban militants in the Dashti Kala district of northeastern Takhar province

Taliban Suffers Heavy Losses in Afghan Air Strike

Taliban Suffers Heavy Losses in Afghan Air Strike

July 01, 2018

KABUL - The airstrike was carried out in Di Garm village in Jawand district, the provincial police chief said...

ICG Pledges Support to Afghan Peace Process

ICG Pledges Support to  Afghan Peace Process

June 30, 2018

BAKU - Delegates from 90 countries and international organizations discussed Afghanistan at the International Contact Group (ICG) meeting on Thursday...

Corruption in MoE to Destroy Generations: Ghani

Corruption in MoE to Destroy Generations: Ghani

June 30, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said corruption in the Ministry of Education could destroy generations, insisting his government was committed to bringing about transparency in employments at all departments...

Atmar Orders Thorough Inquiry into Karwan’s Assassination

Atmar Orders  Thorough Inquiry into Karwan’s Assassination

June 30, 2018

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar has directed in-depth inquiry into the murder of Paktia 01 Special Forces Commander Azizullah Karwan...

President Directs Governors to Prioritise Peace, Security

President Directs Governors  to Prioritise Peace, Security

June 30, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has urged the governors to include the improvement of security and establishment of peace in their priorities of work ...

IEC to Announce Initial List of Parliamentary Polls Candidates

IEC to Announce Initial List of Parliamentary Polls Candidates

June 30, 2018

KABUL - The IEC chief says they will reject the applicants who will not meet the criteria of a parliamentary candidate.
The Independent Election ...

Activists to Continue Sit-In Protest outside Us Embassy

Activists to Continue Sit-In Protest outside Us Embassy

June 30, 2018

KABUL - Helmand peace activists said they will continue their sit-in protest outside the US embassy in Kabul for an unknown time.
The Helmand Peace Convoy members ...

MPs Split Over Zone-Based Elections Plan in Ghazni

MPs Split Over Zone-Based Elections Plan in Ghazni

June 28, 2018

KABUL - Some MPs claimed that the “discriminatory” plan was fabricated by certain circles in government.
Lawmakers in Afghanistan’s parliament were ...

Ghani Ready for Negotiations with Taliban Anywhere

Ghani Ready for Negotiations with Taliban Anywhere

June 28, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has once again reiterated his willingness to talk peace with the Taliban anywhere they wanted and accept their legitimate demands...

Highways Linking Kandahar with Kabul, Herat Reopen

Highways Linking Kandahar  with Kabul, Herat Reopen

June 28, 2018

KANDAHAR CITY - The highways leading from Kandahar to Kabul and Herat were reopened for traffic after one-day closure by Taliban militants in central MaidanWardak ...

Pakistan Urges Afghan Parties to Seize Critical Opening for Peace in Afghanistan

Pakistan Urges Afghan Parties to Seize Critical Opening for Peace in Afghanistan

June 28, 2018

NEW YORK - A senior Pakistani diplomat has urged Afghan parties and the world community to seize the opportunity presented by the recent moves towards reconciliation in ...

Ailing Journalist from Balkh Seeks Help for Treatment

Ailing Journalist from Balkh Seeks Help for Treatment

June 28, 2018

MAZAR-I-SHARIF -  MursalAzizi, a journalist from northern Balkh province, has been suffering from cancer for four years and seeks assistance for medical treatment...

Kabul Hosts Summit on Women’s Role in Society

Kabul Hosts Summit on  Women’s Role in Society

June 28, 2018

KABUL - Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says government will continue its efforts to maintain achievements in women’s empowerment...

Afghan Finance Minister Resigns, Citing Personal Reasons

Afghan Finance Minister  Resigns, Citing Personal Reasons

June 27, 2018

KABUL - Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi, one of the top allies of President Ashraf Ghani, resigned on Tuesday, citing personal reasons.
Hakimi, a former ambassador ...

Work on Uzbek Transmission Line to Afghanistan Begins

Work on Uzbek Transmission  Line to Afghanistan Begins

June 27, 2018

KABUL - The government of Uzbekistan has launched the construction of a new power transmission line to Afghanistan, an advisor to President Ashraf Ghani says...

Afghan Officials, Taliban Likely to Meet in Baku

Afghan Officials, Taliban  Likely to Meet in Baku

June 27, 2018

KABUL - Representatives of the Afghan government and Taliban are expected hold peace talks in the capital of Azerbaijan this week, a news report said on Tuesday...

EU Wants UN Convention Against Torture Enforced

EU Wants UN  Convention Against  Torture Enforced

June 27, 2018

KABUL - The European Union (EU) on Tuesday welcomed Afghanistan’s ratification of the UN Convention against Torture and its Optional Protocol...

Johnson Meets Afghan Leaders on Security, Counter Terror

Johnson Meets Afghan Leaders on Security,  Counter Terror

June 27, 2018

KABUL - British foreign secretary Boris Johnson on Monday called on President Ashraf Ghani after arriving in Kabul, with both the sides discussing issues of mutual interest ...

Turkey’s Erdogan Wins Presidential Election

Turkey’s Erdogan Wins  Presidential Election

June 26, 2018

ANKARA - The opposition has raised doubts about the accuracy and reliability of the figures released by state-run Anadolu news agency. ..