Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Taliban Welcome Helmand Peace Sit-Ins with Warning

Taliban Welcome  Helmand Peace Sit-Ins with Warning

March 29, 2018

LASHKARGAH - The Taliban have welcomed a peace movement initiated by the people of southern Helmand province, but say “the keys of Afghan war are in the US hands ...

Afghanistan Beats Cambodia 2-1 in Asian Cup Qualifier

Afghanistan Beats Cambodia 2-1 in Asian Cup Qualifier

March 29, 2018

KABUL - Despite their win, Afghanistan has not qualified for the 2019 Asian Cup Tournament scheduled for January in the UAE.
Afghanistan’s National ...

Central Asian FMs, EU High Representative Mull Afghanistan

Central Asian FMs, EU  High Representative Mull Afghanistan

March 28, 2018

Baku - Regular meeting under the Central Asia – EU format was held within the framework of the high-level international conference on Afghanistan “Peace ...

New Balkh Leadership Urged to Combat Graft, Insecurity

New Balkh Leadership Urged to Combat Graft, Insecurity

March 28, 2018

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - The newly-appointed provincial administration of northern Balkh province should prioritize maintaining security and combating corruption, public ...

Tajikistan Concerned about Terrorists in Northern Afghanistan

Tajikistan Concerned about  Terrorists in Northern Afghanistan

March 28, 2018

Baku - Intensification of terrorist activities in the north of Afghanistan causes serious concern for Dushanbe, Tajik Foreign Minister Sirodzhiddin Aslov said at the ...

Taliban Commander Killed in Afghan Northern Jawzjan Province

Taliban Commander Killed in Afghan Northern Jawzjan Province

March 28, 2018

SHIBERGHAN - A Taliban commander Mullah Nawab has been killed during a clash with security forces in the northern Jawzjan province, deputy to provincial police chief ...

Poland Promises Sending More Troops to Afghanistan

Poland Promises Sending  More Troops to Afghanistan

March 28, 2018

KABUL - The Polish president on Tuesday assured Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah of sending more troops to Afghanistan.
Currently, about 13,500 foreign ...

China to Increase Assistance with Bamyan: Ambassador

China to Increase Assistance  with Bamyan: Ambassador

March 28, 2018

BAMYAN - Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan Liu Jingson on Monday said his country would increase assistance with the war-hit country in education, infrastructure ...

Afghanistan will Not Allow Anyone to Use its Soil Against Iran: Rabbani

Afghanistan will Not Allow Anyone to Use its Soil Against Iran: Rabbani

March 27, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani during a meeting with the chairman of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi ...

MoI Briefs IEC on Security: 1,100 Polling Stations under Threat

MoI Briefs IEC on  Security: 1,100 Polling Stations under Threat

March 27, 2018

KABUL - According to the ministry of interior there are also 948 polling stations in areas outside of government’s control.
While briefing members of the ...

US to Handover Another 19 Black Hawks by Year End

US to Handover Another 19 Black Hawks by Year End

March 27, 2018

KABUL - US officials have said that since November, the Afghan Air force has taken delivery of 11 Black Hawk helicopters.
Officials of the ...

Lasting Peace in Afghanistan in our Interest: Pakistan

Lasting Peace in Afghanistan  in our Interest: Pakistan

March 27, 2018

PESHAWAR - Pakistan says being a peace-loving country it wants cordial relations with all neighbouring and regional countries, particularly Afghanistan...

Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan Set to Begin

Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan Set to Begin

March 27, 2018

KABUL - An international conference on peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan involving regional powers and representatives from the US, Russia and China is set ...

Afghanistan, US, Saudi and UEA Hold Meeting

Afghanistan, US, Saudi  and UEA Hold Meeting

March 26, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan’s national security adviser held meetings with representatives from the three countries where they discussed a range of issues...

Arming Taliban: Russia Scorns Nicholson’s Allegation

Arming Taliban: Russia Scorns Nicholson’s Allegation

March 26, 2018

KABUL - Russia has poured scorn over the US allegation that it is arming the Afghan Taliban, rejecting the claim as baseless.
In an exclusive ...

Meet the Afghan Woman who Walked 10 Hours to Attend Exam

Meet the Afghan  Woman who Walked 10 Hours to Attend Exam

March 26, 2018

KABUL - Jahantab, the mother of three children, belongs to a remote village in Daikundi province in the center of Afghanistan.
A woman from Daikundi...

Rashid Creates History, Completes Century of ODI Wickets

Rashid Creates History,  Completes Century of ODI Wickets

March 26, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan spin sensation Rashid Khan on Sunday emerged as the youngest-ever bowler to claim 100 One Day International (ODI wickets.

Turkish PM Binali Yıldırımto Visit Afghanistan Soon

Turkish PM Binali Yıldırımto Visit Afghanistan Soon

March 26, 2018

KABUL - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım would visit Afghanistan in near future, the country’s envoy in Kabul said on ...

ALP Forces Gang-Rape 2 Women in Kunduz

ALP Forces  Gang-Rape 2 Women in Kunduz

March 26, 2018

KUNDUZ CITY - A group of Afghan Local Police (ALP) allegedly gang-raped two women of a family in Dasht-i-Archi district of northern Kunduz province, residents ...

President Dedicates New Solar Year to Education

President Dedicates New Solar Year to Education

March 25, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has termed the new solar year as education year,stressingthe need for paying more attention to the development of the ...

Najib Fahim Appointed State Minister for Natural Disasters Management

Najib Fahim Appointed State Minister for Natural Disasters Management

March 25, 2018

KABUL - Senior official of the Foreign Ministry Najib Fahim has been appointed State Minister of Natural Disaster Management, according to Presidential Order...

Lawmakers Slam Security Bosses for Growing Violence

Lawmakers Slam Security Bosses for Growing Violence

March 25, 2018

KABUL - A number of Wolesi Jirga or lower house members on Saturday said the government failed in ensuring security and urged security officials should be ...

Hekmatyar Stresses on Creating Peace Zone for Taliban Leaders

Hekmatyar Stresses  on Creating Peace Zone  for Taliban Leaders

March 25, 2018

KABUL - Head of Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has said most items of his peace draft offered to the government had been accepted ...

Turkey Condemns Terrorist Attack in Afghanistan

Turkey Condemns  Terrorist Attack in  Afghanistan

March 25, 2018

ANKARA - Turkey has condemned the terrorist attacks in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan that left 15 people dead.
“We learned ...

Hakimi, Nehan Discuss Revenue Collection, Debts

Hakimi, Nehan Discuss Revenue Collection, Debts

March 25, 2018

KABUL - Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi, and Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum Nargis Nehan have met to discuss debtor companies of mines ministry and ...

US Will Have Role in Afghan Reconciliation with Taliban

US Will Have Role in Afghan Reconciliation with Taliban

March 24, 2018

KABUL - The U.S. has a role to play in setting the conditions for members of the Taliban to lay down their weapons and move back into Afghanistan's society ...

New Balkh Governor Officially Takes Over

New Balkh  Governor Officially Takes Over

March 24, 2018

KABUL - Noor said he agreed to step down as governor after an agreement was reached with the Presidential Palace.
Mohammad Ishaq Rahgozar ...

Turkish Firm to Resume Work on Badakhshan Dam

Turkish Firm to Resume  Work on Badakhshan Dam

March 24, 2018

FAIZABAD - Shorabak dam will generate 7.2 megawatts of power and will benefit more than 7,000 families in Badakhshan.
A Turkish company ...

Wrong Blood Type Record Threatens ANA Soldiers’ Lives

Wrong Blood Type Record  Threatens ANA Soldiers’ Lives

March 24, 2018

KABUL - The Afghan Ministry of Defense rejects the report, saying that “it is impossible to deploy troops to their missions without determining their ...

German Lawmakers Approve Troop Increase for Afghanistan

German Lawmakers Approve  Troop Increase for Afghanistan

March 24, 2018

BELRIN - The German parliament has approved plans to extend the country's military mission in Afghanistan.
A majority of lawmakers ...

Saudi to Host Global Scholar Moot on Afghanistan

Saudi to Host Global  Scholar Moot on Afghanistan

March 20, 2018

KABUL - An international scholar conference on Afghanistan is scheduled four months later in Saudi Arabia (SA), a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

ADB Director Reaffirms Support for Afghanistan’s Infrastructure Development

ADB Director Reaffirms Support for  Afghanistan’s Infrastructure Development

March 20, 2018

KABUL - The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Director General for Central and West Asia Department, Werner Liepach has reaffirmed commitment to ...

Ghani Promises to Resolve Kuchis’ Problems

Ghani Promises  to Resolve Kuchis’ Problems

March 20, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Monday promised creation of as high council on monads and directed relevant ministries for solution to 10 fundamental problems of the Kuchis ...

Harry Had a Brush with Death in Garmser in 2007

Harry Had a Brush with  Death in Garmser in 2007

March 20, 2018

KABUL - British Prince Harry had a brush with death during his tour of duty to Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, reveals a new book...

Donor Nations Call for Timely, Credible Elections in Afghanistan

Donor Nations Call for Timely, Credible Elections in Afghanistan

March 20, 2018

KABUL - The group did say that the international community was encouraged by the progress being made in implementing reforms in the election system...