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Ghani Calls for China’s Greater Role in Regional Peace

Ghani Calls for  China’s Greater Role in  Regional Peace

June 06, 2018

KABUL - Presidents Ghani says the ongoing threats faced by Afghanistan are not confined to a single country.
President Ashraf Ghani has said that China is ...

WB Supports Afghan Raisin Processing Plant

WB Supports Afghan Raisin Processing Plant

June 06, 2018

KABUL - Two members of the World Bank Group are providing $3 million in financing and $7.8 million in political risk insurance coverage for a new raisin processing plant in Afghanistan.

UN Continues to Stand With Afghans in Solidarity: Envoy

UN Continues to  Stand With Afghans in Solidarity: Envoy

June 06, 2018

KABUL - UN envoy says those who are working for peace in this challenging environment have his utmost respect.
The United Nations continues to stand with ...

Insecurity Called Big Hurdle to China’s Investment

Insecurity Called Big Hurdle to China’s Investment

June 06, 2018

KABUL - Insecurity is the main impediment to Chinese private sector’s investment in Afghanistan, says the new ambassador of the neighboring country...

Jalalabad Girls’ Schools Closed after Daesh Threats

Jalalabad Girls’ Schools  Closed after Daesh Threats

June 06, 2018

JALALABAD - All girls’ schools have been closed in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, after Daesh group posted threats on social media, officials . . .

Tehran Vows to Help Kabul Restore Peace, Stability

Tehran Vows to Help  Kabul Restore Peace, Stability

June 06, 2018

KABUL - Tehran has condemned the terrorist attack near a gathering of top clerics in Kabul, promising to help Afghanistan chart its way to peace and stability. . .

‘Nearly Half’ of Afghan Children out of School

‘Nearly Half’ of Afghan  Children out of School

June 04, 2018

KABUL - Worsening security seen in recent years, and engrained poverty and discrimination, eliminate education gains made between 2002 and 2016, a UNICEF report released on ...

MoMP Wraps up Assessment of Mes Aynak Contract

MoMP Wraps up Assessment  of Mes Aynak Contract

June 04, 2018

KABUL - MoMP spokesman Abdul Qadeer Mutfi said the ministry has assessed all recommendations made by China’s MCC company and that the report has been sent to the high ...

South Asia Strategy is for Cooperation, Not Confrontation

South Asia Strategy is for  Cooperation, Not Confrontation

June 03, 2018

KABUL - Interior Ministry’s spokesman says the attackers left behind a large amount of ammunition and 50 hand grenades after the attack...

Haqqani Network Behind Attack on Interior Ministry

Haqqani Network Behind  Attack on Interior Ministry

June 03, 2018

KABUL - Interior Ministry’s spokesman says the attackers left behind a large amount of ammunition and 50 hand grenades after the attack. . .

Working Women Complain of Insecurity and Cultural Taboo

Working Women  Complain of Insecurity and Cultural Taboo

June 03, 2018

TIRINKOT - The Women Affairs Department of central Uruzgan province says many educated women are prevented from working in offices due to security problems, cultural restrictions ...

183 Civilians Killed, Hundreds Injured in May

183 Civilians Killed, Hundreds Injured in May

June 03, 2018

KABUL - More than 500 civilians were killed and injured last month in 23 provinces of Afghanistan, demonstrating that parties to the conflict had paid no attention to ...

Missing Russian Pilot Found Alive 30 Years after Being Shot down in Afghanistan

Missing Russian Pilot Found Alive 30 Years after Being Shot down in Afghanistan

June 03, 2018

KABUL - A Russian war pilot who was presumed dead for some 30 years after his plane was shot down during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan has been found alive, according to military ...

Al-Qaeda Warns Saudi Crown Prince for WWE Event and Opening of Cinemas

Al-Qaeda Warns Saudi  Crown Prince for WWE Event and Opening of Cinemas

June 03, 2018

KABUL - The Al-Qaeda terrorist network has reportedly warned the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salam for the recent WWE event and the opening of cinemas in the country. . .

NATO Can Benefit from Columbia’s Expertise in Afghan Peace

NATO Can Benefit from  Columbia’s Expertise in  Afghan Peace

June 02, 2018

BRUSSELS - NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said the alliance can benefit from Columbia’s expertise in the Afghan peace process as the Latin American country became a new ally...

Wednesday’s Attack on Interior Ministry being Investigated

Wednesday’s Attack on Interior Ministry being Investigated

June 02, 2018

KABUL - Talking to Radio Azadi, Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak alleged terrorists were being kept at private homes in Kabul. He said the ongoing investigation would ...

Govt Asked to Reconstruct Kabul-Kandahar Highway

Govt Asked to Reconstruct  Kabul-Kandahar Highway

June 02, 2018

KABUL - Ministry of Public Works says it has allocated budget for maintenance of 235 kilometers of road in the country’s highways this year...

105 Including Women Freed from Taliban Prisons

105 Including Women  Freed from Taliban Prisons

June 02, 2018

LASHKARGAH - The Afghan Special Forces have freed over 100 people, including women, from two Taliban-run prisons in southern Helmand province, the governor’s office said on ...

Women Make Majority of 4.5m New Registered Voters

Women Make  Majority of 4.5m New Registered Voters

June 02, 2018

KABUL - The Population Registration Department (PRD) on Thursday said around 4.5 million people, mostly women, have obtained their Tazkira (paper identity cards) during the past ...

Afghanistan 16th Worst Country for Children

Afghanistan 16th Worst  Country for Children

June 02, 2018

KABUL - An Annual Report by Save the Children Shows That War, Poverty And Discrimination Have Greatly Affected the lives of children in Afghanistan...

Khalifa Bin Zayed AL Nahyan Foundation Funds Displaced and Poor Families in Kabul Province

Khalifa Bin Zayed AL Nahyan Foundation Funds Displaced and Poor Families in Kabul Province

May 31, 2018

KABUL - In accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates . . .

Militants Attack Afghan Ministry with Bomb, Grenades and Gunfire

Militants Attack Afghan  Ministry with Bomb,  Grenades and Gunfire

May 31, 2018

KABUL - A car bomb was detonated at the entrance of the ministry to launch the attack and then several gunmen managed to get inside the compound, said a senior police official...

Afghanistan Launches First NGOs to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Afghanistan Launches First NGOs to Combat Trafficking in Persons

May 31, 2018

KABUL - The Afghanistan Network for Combating Trafficking in Persons (ANTCIP) is part of a multi-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded activity . . .

President Ghani Signs Retirement of Over 140 MoI Generals

President Ghani  Signs Retirement of  Over 140 MoI Generals

May 30, 2018

KABUL - The Interior Ministry Spokesman Najib Danish said that the most of these generals are in reserve posts of the ministry and will be retired based on the presidential decree ...

Afghan, Pakistani &Chinese Diplomats Hold Strategic Talks

Afghan, Pakistani &Chinese Diplomats Hold Strategic Talks

May 30, 2018

KABUL - China being SCO’s current chair is playing a proactive role in promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan. The Afghan and Chinese teams were led respectively ...

Access to Justice for Afghan Women Inadequate: UN

Access to Justice  for Afghan Women  Inadequate: UN

May 30, 2018

KABUL - The report states the use of mediation in criminal cases normalizes violence against women. A law on the elimination of violence against ...

Poppy Cultivation, Drug Production up by 90 Percent

Poppy Cultivation,  Drug Production up  by 90 Percent

May 30, 2018

KABUL - Addressing an event on Tuesday, the CEO Abdullah Abdullah said poppy cultivation and drug production increased by over 90 percent in Afghanistan – despite millions ...

Talks the Best Way Bring Peace, Stability in Afghanistan: China

Talks the Best Way Bring Peace,  Stability in Afghanistan: China

May 30, 2018

BEIJING - China has welcomed Afghanistan’s new peace strategy with the Taliban and said peace was the only suitable option to end current conflict in Afghanistan ...

India Stresses Aid for Afghanistan’s Development

India Stresses Aid for Afghanistan’s Development

May 30, 2018

KABUL - India has underlined the need for continued global assistance for Afghanistan’s socio-economic development based on priorities of the Afghan people...

Pakistan, Afghanistan Renew Resolve to Jointly Fight Terrorism

Pakistan, Afghanistan  Renew Resolve to Jointly Fight Terrorism

May 29, 2018

ISLAMABAD - A high-level Afghan delegation visited neighboring Pakistan Sunday and discussed security as well as counterterrorism cooperation...

Turkish Aid Agency Helps 600 Families in Afghanistan

Turkish Aid Agency Helps  600 Families in Afghanistan

May 29, 2018

ANKARA - Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency distributes basic food packages in Kabul ...

Drought in 16 Provinces a Matter of Concern: Ghani

Drought in 16 Provinces  a Matter of Concern: Ghani

May 29, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Monday expressed concern over drought gripping 16 provinces, asking charity organizations to assist affected areas in coordination with his government...

11 Daesh Militants Killed in Nangarhar Airstrike

11 Daesh Militants Killed  in Nangarhar Airstrike

May 29, 2018

JALALABAD - Nearly a dozen Islamic State (IS) rebels have been killed and two others wounded in an airstrike on their hideouts in Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar ...

Concerns Rise as Business Owners Cancel Trading Licenses

Concerns Rise as Business  Owners Cancel Trading Licenses

May 29, 2018

KABUL - Commerce and industries ministry said in the last month up to two business licenses were being canceled in Kabul a day.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industries ...

Registration for Candidates Officially Opens

Registration for Candidates Officially Opens

May 27, 2018

KABUL - The process was officially launched in Kabul on Saturday for candidates for both parliamentary and district council elections.
The Independent Election Commission ...