Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Summit of Counterterrorism Agencies’ Heads in June

Summit of Counterterrorism  Agencies’ Heads in June

January 18, 2018

WASHINGTON - Defeating terrorism needs globally coordinated responses, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday, convening a summit of heads of counter-terrorism agencies to boost...

Wolesi Jirga Oks Budget with Hike in Development Spending

Wolesi Jirga Oks  Budget with Hike in  Development Spending

January 18, 2018

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday approved the national budget for 2018, with an increase of 17 billion afghanis in development funds.  The Afghan fiscal year began on December 22...

US Again Asks Pakistan to Launch Crackdown on Haqqanis

US Again Asks Pakistan to Launch Crackdown on Haqqanis

January 18, 2018

PESHAWAR -  A senior Trump administration official has once again asked Pakistan to clear its territory of externally-focused terrorist organisations. Assistant Secretary of State...

Noor Threatens Civil Rebellion if Govt-Jamiat Talks Fail

Noor Threatens Civil Rebellion  if Govt-Jamiat Talks Fail

January 18, 2018

KABUL - One month after President Ashraf Ghani fired Balkh provincial governor Mohammad Atta Noor, the Jamiat-e-Islami party’s CEO threatened civil rebellion if talks between the party...

USAID, FAO Launch 3-Year Agriculture Development Project

USAID, FAO Launch 3-Year Agriculture  Development Project

January 17, 2018

KABUL - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched the Promoting Value...

2 Rockets Fired at Diplomatic Missions in Kabul

2 Rockets Fired at  Diplomatic Missions in Kabul

January 17, 2018

KABUL - Two missiles landed in sensitive areas of the high-security capital on Monday night, officials said on Tuesday. However, the rocket strike caused no casualties. One rocket fell on the...

Act on ‘Kabul Evidence’ Against Islamabad, UNSC Urged

Act on ‘Kabul Evidence’ Against  Islamabad, UNSC Urged

January 17, 2018

KABUL - Some Meshrano Jirga or Senate members on Tuesday asked the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) ‘to act against Pakistan in line with the documents and evidence provided by the Afghan...

3 Suspects Held after Rocket Attack on Diplomatic Quarter

3 Suspects Held  after Rocket Attack on Diplomatic Quarter

January 17, 2018

KABUL - Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a missile attack on a sensitive area of the capital, an official said on Tuesday. NasratRahimi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior...

Taliban Envoys in Islamabad amid New Peace Push

Taliban Envoys in Islamabad  amid New Peace Push

January 17, 2018

PESHWAR - A three-member team from Taliban’s political office in Qatar has arrived in Islamabad in an ostensible move to explore the possibility of restarting peace parleys with the...

Turkish Aid Agency Opens Sports Hall in Afghanistan

Turkish Aid Agency Opens Sports Hall in Afghanistan

January 17, 2018

KABUL - The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) opened a sports hall for Afghan police at Hamid Karzai International Airport in capital Kabul on Tuesday. In a written statement...

Ghani, UN Team Discuss Stepped-up Pressure on Pakistan

Ghani, UN Team Discuss Stepped-up Pressure on Pakistan

January 16, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and members of a visiting UN Security Council have conferred on the increasingly volatile security situation in Afghanistan and the region at large. Efforts against...

CEO Shares Terror Safe Haven Concern with UNSC Team

CEO Shares Terror Safe Haven  Concern with UNSC Team

January 16, 2018

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah discussed regional issues and shared Kabul’s concern about terror safe havens outside Afghanistan with representatives of the United...

Afghanistan Needs $430m in Humanitarian Aid this Year

Afghanistan Needs $430m in  Humanitarian Aid this Year

January 16, 2018

KABUL - To help the most vulnerable families including those recently returning from Pakistan and Iran, aid agencies in Afghanistan need $430 million this year, the United Nations said Monday...

42pc of Parwan Teacher Township Land Usurped

42pc of Parwan Teacher Township Land Usurped

January 16, 2018

KABUL - Powerful individuals have encroached upon around 42 acres of land belonging to a teacher’s township in central Parwan province, officials said Sunday. Zalmai Shahid, Parwan...

Thousands of Dasht-I-Archi Students out of School

Thousands of Dasht-I-Archi  Students out of School

January 16, 2018

KUNDUZ CITY - A number of schools in the Dash-i-Archi district of northern Kunduz province have been closed due to recent spike in insecurity, affecting thousands of students. The residents of...

MPs Scrap Ghani’s Decree on Protests, Strikes

MPs Scrap Ghani’s Decree on Protests, Strikes

January 16, 2018

KABUL - Lawmakers in Afghanistan’s parliament dismissed a controversial decree recently issued by President Ashraf Ghani on the regulation of public gatherings, strikes and demonstrations...

Election Commission Asked to Accelerate Reforms Process

Election Commission  Asked to Accelerate  Reforms Process

January 15, 2018

KABUL - The Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah’s spokesman said the political stability in the country depends on the activities of the Independent Election Commission. A day after a...

UNSC Members, Govt Leaders Meet Behind Closed Doors

UNSC Members, Govt Leaders  Meet Behind Closed Doors

January 15, 2018

KABUL - A senior delegation of United Nations Secretary Council (UNSC) held talks with Afghan government leadership on Sunday where they reportedly discussed a wide range of issues...

Afghan Govt Hold Unofficial Peace Talks with Taliban

Afghan Govt Hold Unofficial  Peace Talks with Taliban

January 15, 2018

KABUL - Afghan government representatives have held unofficial talks with five Taliban members in Turkey on Sunday. HumayunJarir and Abbas Basir are representing Afghan government in the meeting...

Wolesi Jirga Approves Medical Council Draft Law

Wolesi Jirga Approves Medical Council Draft Law

January 15, 2018

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday approved a draft law on creation of the Medical Council. If approved by the Meshrano Jirga or Senate, the council would be created as new organizational...

Afghan Carpet Exports Increase Despite Hurdles

Afghan Carpet Exports  Increase Despite Hurdles

January 15, 2018

KABUL - At least 700,000 square meters of Afghan carpet has been exported in the past 10 months, Afghanistan's Carpet Association said Saturday. The association said it shows 15 percent of increase...

The Ingeniously Innovation of Two Afghan Students for Attracting the Attention of World to Support Peace Process in Afghanistan

The Ingeniously Innovation of Two Afghan Students for Attracting the Attention of World to Support Peace Process in Afghanistan

January 14, 2018

KABUL - Two Afghan students who are currently studying in Kazakhstan have, through a creative innovation, requested the Kazakhstan country to cooperate with Afghanistan in the process of...

President Ghani Appoints Hashimi as IEC Commissioner

President Ghani  Appoints Hashimi as  IEC Commissioner

January 14, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday appointed Syed HafizullahHashimi as a new Independent Election Commission (IEC) member, an official said. A statement from the Presidential...

Interior Minister Vows More Reforms, Anti-Corruption Efforts

Interior Minister Vows More Reforms,  Anti-Corruption Efforts

January 14, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry of Interior continues its efforts to overcome corruption and bring more reforms to the security agency, Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak said. He addressed an...

Central Bank Calls on People to Limit Use of Foreign Currencies

Central Bank Calls on People to Limit Use of Foreign Currencies

January 14, 2018

KABUL - The state-owned Central Bank of Afghanistan says the fluctuation of Afghani against foreign currencies is out of control therefore the bank will not be accountable to those who suffer...

Afghan Forces’ Offensives Leave 76 Militants Dead

Afghan Forces’ Offensives Leave 76 Militants Dead

January 14, 2018

KABUL - Ministry of Defense says the Afghan Air Force conducted 93 flights during this mission to support the security force members. At least 76 militants were killed in military operations...

Balkh Tribal Elders Ask Govt to End Political Tension

Balkh Tribal Elders Ask Govt  to End Political Tension

January 14, 2018

KABUL - Some tribal elders in Balkh province at a gathering on Saturday called on the National Unity Government leaders to end the rift between Presidential Palace and Atta Mohmmad Noor, the...

First Shipment of India’s Wheat Arrives Kabul

First Shipment of India’s  Wheat Arrives Kabul

January 14, 2018

The first consignment of more than 2,400 tons of wheat from India arrived in Kabul on Saturday. It is part of at least 30,000 tons of wheat so far shipped to Afghanistan through Chabahar Port...

UN Security Council Delegation May Visit Afghanistan

UN Security Council Delegation May Visit Afghanistan

January 13, 2018

KABUL - The president of the UN Security Council says members are considering a visit to Afghanistan to get a better understanding of the war-torn country's prospects and needs, a media report...

Committee Shortlists three Candidates for Vacant IEC Post

Committee Shortlists three  Candidates for Vacant IEC Post

January 13, 2018

KABUL - The election commissioners Selection Committee on Thursday submitted its working report to President Ashraf Ghani in which the committee introduced three candidates shortlisted...

UN Contacted Taliban Over Polio Vaccination Program: Lanzer

UN Contacted Taliban Over  Polio Vaccination Program: Lanzer

January 13, 2018

KABUL - UN official says the organization vaccinated 43,000 children against polio in highly insecure Shahwalikot district in Kandahar. UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan Toby Lanzer...

Peace Forms Key Element of EU’s Strategy for Afghanistan: Envoy

Peace Forms Key  Element of EU’s Strategy for Afghanistan: Envoy

January 13, 2018

KABUL - European Union (EU) Ambassador Pierre Mayadon on Thursday said the EU member nations strongly support an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and that peace in the country makes up one...

Daesh Kill 18 Journalists, Taliban 2 in Deadliest 2017

Daesh Kill 18 Journalists,  Taliban 2 in Deadliest 2017

January 13, 2018

KABUL - Twenty journalists were killed in Afghanistan last year that saw violence against the community increasing compared to previous years, a survey released on Thursday said. The findings of...

Afghanistan Frees 75 Hizb-E-Islami Prisoners

Afghanistan Frees 75  Hizb-E-Islami Prisoners

January 13, 2018

Kabul - The Afghan government released at least 75 Hizb-E-Islami prisoners from Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul on Thursday. The prisoners were released in accordance with the peace agreement...

US Program to Revive Afghan Economy Fails: SIGAR

US Program to Revive Afghan Economy Fails: SIGAR

January 11, 2018

KABUL - A SIGAR report showed the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations program to be inept and beyond the Defense Department's capabilities. A report by the US Special Inspector...