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Taliban Closes 30 Schools in Logar

Taliban Closes  30 Schools in Logar

April 07, 2018

KABUL - Logar governor’s spokesman says at least 12,000 students, including 2,500 girls, have been deprived of education following closure of ...

Govt Dismisses Karzai’s Remarks as Untrue

Govt Dismisses Karzai’s  Remarks as Untrue

April 07, 2018

MOSCOW - Hamid Karzai said in Moscow this week that any hope of the US succeeding in Afghanistan has been dashed.
The Afghan government on ...

The Government of Afghanistan Builds on USAID Support

The Government  of Afghanistan Builds  on USAID Support

April 05, 2018

KABUL - In the early hours of March 26, an attack in Baghlan Province damaged two power transmission towers that supply imported electricity from Uzbekistan ...

Global Cooperation Needed to Eliminate Terrorism: Putin

Global Cooperation Needed  to Eliminate Terrorism: Putin

April 05, 2018

MOSCOW - The Russian president Vladimir Putin said although the Islamic State terror group defeated in Syria, this group still has a significant destructive ...

60% of Afghans Now Have Access to Health Services

60% of Afghans  Now Have Access to Health Services

April 05, 2018

KABUL - The ministry of public health said another 206 health care centers will be built in 13 provinces this year.
Afghanistan Ministry of

Kunduz Governor Urges Global Charities to Comeback

Kunduz Governor  Urges Global Charities  to Comeback

April 05, 2018

KUNDUZ CITY - The governor on Wednesday asked international charity organizations to resume their operations in the insurgency-hit northern Kunduz province...

Parliamentary Polls: Candidate Registration from May 22

Parliamentary Polls: Candidate  Registration from May 22

April 05, 2018

KABUL - Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief Abdul Badae Sayyad on Wednesday said the registration of candidates to contest Oct 20 Wolesi Jirga and Districts ...

Rabbani Heads to Baku for NAM Conference

Rabbani Heads to Baku for NAM Conference

April 05, 2018

KABUL - Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, heading a high-level delegation, is scheduled to arrive in Azerbaijan today (Wednesday).
During his four-day trip ...

USAID Donates $25 Million to WFP to Support the Most Vulnerable Afghans Affected by Conflict and Natural Disasters

USAID Donates $25 Million to WFP to Support the Most Vulnerable Afghans Affected by Conflict and Natural Disasters

April 04, 2018

KABUL -  the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it has donated $25 million to the United Nations ...

Ghani, Ministers Among 1200 CNIC Applicants

Ghani, Ministers Among  1200 CNIC Applicants

April 04, 2018

KABUL (Pajhwok): As many as 1, 200 people, including high ranking officials, have registered their names to get electronic national identity cards, the Population ...

Almar District May Fall, Warns Administrative Chief

Almar District May Fall,  Warns Administrative Chief

April 04, 2018

MAIMANA - Local officials on Tuesday said hundreds of Taliban militants stormed the headquarters of Almar district in northern Faryab province, killing two ...

16pc of Afghan Child Labors Endure Sexual Abuse: Poll

16pc of Afghan Child Labors  Endure Sexual Abuse: Poll

April 04, 2018

KABUL - The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) says 43 percent of children in Afghanistan are busy doing hard labor and among them 16 ...

US Identifies MML, TAJ as Let Affiliates

US Identifies MML,  TAJ as Let Affiliates

April 04, 2018

KABUL - The State Department has amended its designation of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) by identifying two new Pakistani political parties as its affiliates, a media report said ...

Gen. Bajwa Stresses Regional Push for Afghan Peace

Gen. Bajwa  Stresses Regional Push for Afghan Peace

April 04, 2018

PESHAWAR - The Pakistan army chief has renewed his country’s commitment to promoting peace and stability in neighboring Afghanistan...

Seventh Indian Wheat Cargo for Afghanistan Arrives in Chabahar

Seventh Indian Wheat Cargo for Afghanistan  Arrives in Chabahar

April 03, 2018

TEHRAN - India’s seventh consignment of wheat to be sent to Afghanistan arrived at Iran’s southeastern Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar...

Dostum Could Return Soon after Almost a Year in Turkey

Dostum Could Return Soon  after Almost a Year in Turkey

April 03, 2018

KABUL - A close aide to the embattled first vice president said Ghani and Dostum have talked on the phone regarding his return.
Close aides to First Vice President ...

New Taliban Unit Focusing on Night Attacks in Kunduz

New Taliban Unit Focusing  on Night Attacks in Kunduz

April 03, 2018

KUNDUZ CITY - Kunduz local commanders said the new unit is called the Red Division and is based close to the Tajikistan border. Local security commanders in Kunduz province told...

Ministry of Mines Working to Boost Cement Production

Ministry of Mines Working to Boost Cement Production

April 03, 2018

KABU - Based on a new plan, the ministry is working to help Afghanistan produce more of its own cement.
Afghanistan imports $140 ...

Senior U.S. Official, Pakistani Army Chief Discuss Afghan Peace

Senior U.S. Official, Pakistani  Army Chief Discuss Afghan Peace

April 03, 2018

ISLAMABAD - The U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells met Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa here on Monday ...

KP Stresses Free Treatment for Afghan TB Patients

KP Stresses Free  Treatment for Afghan TB Patients

April 03, 2018

PESHAWAR - Pakistan has suggested a three-way alliance to ensure Afghan refugees’ access to free treatment for tuberculosis (TB)...

President Inaugurates 5 Major Projects in Paktia

President Inaugurates 5 Major Projects in Paktia

April 02, 2018

GARDEZ - President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday inaugurated five major development projects after arriving in southeastern Paktia province at the head of a high level ...

Taliban Should Positively Respond to Govt, Nation’s Call for Peace: Abdullah

Taliban Should Positively  Respond to Govt, Nation’s  Call for Peace: Abdullah

April 02, 2018

KABUL - Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah has said the Taliban group should positively respond to the calls of the government and nation for peace...

IEC Formally Declares New Date for Wolesi Jirga Polls

IEC Formally Declares New  Date for Wolesi Jirga Polls

April 02, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday announced October 20 as a fresh date to hold the long due elections to the Wolesi Jirga and ...

EU Launches Anti-Graft Drive in Afghanistan

EU Launches Anti-Graft  Drive in Afghanistan

April 02, 2018

KABUL - The EU Delegation on Sunday announced launching its 2018 anti-corruption campaign in Afghanistan.
The drive seeks to ...

Noor Accused of ‘Making a Deal’ with Arg

Noor Accused of ‘Making a Deal’ with Arg

April 02, 2018

KABUL - Balkh residents claim Atta Noor back-tracked on his decision not to step down until his demands were met.
Following Atta Mohammad...

Cancer Cases Increasing in Afghanistan: Health Minister

Cancer Cases Increasing in  Afghanistan: Health Minister

April 02, 2018

KABUL - The Minister of Public Health (MoPH) Firozuddin Firoz said Sunday that the cases of non-communicable diseases especially cancer has increased in the country...

Saudi Arabia Can Bring Taliban to Peace Talks, Believe US, Afghanistan

Saudi Arabia Can Bring Taliban to Peace Talks,  Believe US,  Afghanistan

April 01, 2018

KABUL - The US National Security Council has launched fresh four-nation effort, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to bring peace and ...

Mafia Groups within MoI Pocket Privileges of Deceased Soldiers

Mafia Groups within MoI Pocket Privileges of Deceased Soldiers

April 01, 2018

KABUL - Some ‘mafia’ circles in the Ministry of Interior (MoI) recruit teenage boys in police ranks by forging documents and after they get killed within ...

13 Girl’s Schools Closed in Paktia Province

13 Girl’s Schools  Closed in Paktia Province

April 01, 2018

KABUL - The provincial governor said talks with tribal elders and the Taliban have been underway for a few months.
Paktia local officials ...

In Uruzgan, No Safe Home for Victims of Violence

In Uruzgan, No Safe Home  for Victims of Violence

April 01, 2018

KABUL - Some women who have escaped from homes are living in residences of tribal elders or police women in central Uruzgan province due to a lack of safe homes...

President Assures Ghazni Residents to Address their Problems

President Assures  Ghazni Residents to  Address their Problems

April 01, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has assured the residents of southern Ghazni province to resolve their problems and urged multi-dimensional overhaul to ...

Visas Sought for Afghan Traders at Torkham Border

Visas Sought for  Afghan Traders at Torkham Border

April 01, 2018

PESHAWAR - Participants of a daylong conference in Peshawar have asked the government of Pakistan to issue Afghan traders with visas at the Torkham border crossing...

Afghanistan Sets October Date for Much-Delayed Elections

Afghanistan Sets October Date for Much-Delayed Elections

March 31, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan aims to hold parliamentary and local district elections in October, more than three years late, a senior election official said, although ...

Uzbekistan Ready to Help Fund Railway Project

Uzbekistan Ready to Help Fund Railway Project

March 31, 2018

TASHKETN - Tashkent will put $500 million USD into the $1.8 billion USD railway line project, the finance ministry has confirmed.
The Afghan Ministry of ...

President Directs Pine Nuts’ Processing, Marketing

President Directs Pine  Nuts’ Processing, Marketing

March 31, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday directed agriculture officials and his advisor to take ‘special steps’ for processing, packaging and ...