Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, January 19th, 2018

UNAMA Chief Hails NUG’s Reform Policy

UNAMA Chief Hails NUG’s Reform Policy

October 07, 2017

KABUL - The two day Senior Officials Meeting wrapped up in Kabul on Thursday where representatives of the international community reaffirmed their longstanding support to Afghanistan’s...

U.S. Troops Likely in Afghanistan for another Decade: Sen. Corker

U.S. Troops Likely in Afghanistan for another Decade: Sen. Corker

October 03, 2017

WASHINGTON - In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Republican Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker — who announced this week he plans to retire from Congress in 2018 — said...

Post US Strategy Environment Offers New Opportunities for Afghanistan: Ghani

Post US Strategy Environment Offers New  Opportunities for Afghanistan: Ghani

October 03, 2017

KABUL - In the wake of new US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia, the environment has changed and new opportunities have come into...

China, US, India among the Top 36 Countries for Marketplace Expansion in 2018

China, US, India among the Top 36 Countries  for Marketplace Expansion in 2018

October 03, 2017

BEIJING - The gig economy is on the rise—and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. An estimated 9.2 million Americans will work in the gig economy by 2021, up from 3.8 million in 2016, according...

Kabul and Islamabad to Resume Talks

Kabul and Islamabad  to Resume Talks

October 03, 2017

KABUL - According to Jawed Faisal, a deputy spokesman for CEO Abdullah Abdullah, the Pakistani chief of army staff, Qamar Javed Bajwa, assured Afghanistan that this time Islamabad will act...

Hekmatyar Opposes Closure of Taliban’s Qatar Office

Hekmatyar Opposes Closure  of Taliban’s Qatar Office

October 03, 2017

KABUL - The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader wants the government to negotiate with the Taliban, opposing the closure of the insurgent group’s political office in Qatar...

Enemy's Agenda to Divide Afghans will Fail: Ghani

Enemy's Agenda to Divide Afghans will Fail: Ghani

October 02, 2017

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani says Afghans are one nation and believed in one creed, a fact the enemy of Afghanistan should know and believed that they will never be able to divide this...

Russia, Iran Still Provide Weapons to Afghan Taliban: Mattis

Russia, Iran Still Provide Weapons to Afghan Taliban: Mattis

October 02, 2017

KABUL - US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has accused Iran and Russia of continuing their armed support to Afghan Taliban, a media report said on Saturday. The Pentagon chief blasted Russia...

Ghani Meets with Bajwa, Discusses a Range of Issues

Ghani Meets with Bajwa, Discusses a Range of Issues

October 02, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani met with Pakistan's chief of army staff general Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday afternoon at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, the president’s office confirmed in...

Afghanistan, Pakistan and China Agree to Promote Cooperation

Afghanistan, Pakistan and China Agree to Promote Cooperation

October 02, 2017

KABUL - The three sides also agreed to strengthen ties and discussed strategic projects and how to boost them. Afghanistan, Pakistan and China have agreed to support the peaceful reconstruction and...

Will Never Allow Afghanistan Become Syria: Khalili

Will Never Allow Afghanistan Become Syria: Khalili

October 02, 2017

KABUL - Chairman of the High Peace Council Mohammad Karim Khalili on Sunday stressed over peace and stability in the country and said that Afghanistan would not be allowed to become second Syria...

Mattis, NATO Chief Renew Commitment to Afghan Conflict

Mattis, NATO Chief Renew Commitment to Afghan Conflict

September 28, 2017

KABUL - Mattis is the first member of US President Donald Trump’s cabinet to visit the country since Trump pledged to stay the course in America’s longest war...

Terror Safe Havens in Pakistan Unacceptable: US

Terror Safe Havens in Pakistan Unacceptable: US

September 28, 2017

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's new Afghan policy is based on the assumption that Pakistan cannot be a terrorist safe haven for and as such it is important for the plan to succeed...

ACJC Slaps Travel Ban on Dozens of Officials Accused of Graft

ACJC Slaps Travel Ban on Dozens of Officials Accused of Graft

September 28, 2017

KABUL - According to the ACJC 75 officials have had travel bans imposed against them while 40 of them have been suspended pending investigations. Officials from the Anti-Corruption...

Illegal Mining Poses Security Challenge to Afghanistan: EU

Illegal Mining Poses Security Challenge to Afghanistan: EU

September 28, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani’s Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Wednesday said illegal mining posed serious threats to Afghanistan’s national...

Consensus on Peace Unprecedented in 40 Years: Ghani

Consensus on Peace Unprecedented in 40 Years: Ghani

September 28, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has said the current national and international consensus on peace in Afghanistan is unprecedented in the past 40 years. Ghani expressed the views during...

UN Finds Situation in Afghanistan Still Fragile

UN Finds Situation in Afghanistan Still Fragile

September 27, 2017

KABUL - The UN Security Council on Monday discussed the three month report by the secretary general on Afghanistan and stated the security situation in the country remains fragile...

220,000 foreigners toured Afghanistan last year

220,000 foreigners toured  Afghanistan last year

September 27, 2017

ABUL - Vice President Sarwar Danish on Tuesday said tourism has improved in Afghanistan, calling the industry as effective for economic development and consolidation of national...

Mattis Seeks Indian Role in Afghanistan, Vows to Fight Militant Shelters

Mattis Seeks Indian Role in Afghanistan, Vows to Fight Militant Shelters

September 27, 2017

NEW DELHI - The comments come as President Donald Trump’s administration has stepped up pressure on Pakistan for more action against militant groups operating from its...

US Calling for Closure of Taliban Office in Qatar

US Calling for Closure of  Taliban Office in Qatar

September 27, 2017

WASHINGTON - Reliable sources told TOLOnews on Tuesday that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and US President Donald Trump have discussed the issue of closing the Taliban’s office...

Transport Ministry to Help Ease Cross-Border Trade

Transport Ministry to Help  Ease Cross-Border Trade

September 27, 2017

KABUL - Acting transport minister said they are drafting land transit agreements in a bid to ease the transportation of goods to regional countries. The Ministry of Transport (MoT) on...

UN Envoy in Iran Warns Against Surge of Narcotics Trade in Afghanistan

UN Envoy in Iran Warns  Against Surge of Narcotics  Trade in Afghanistan

September 27, 2017

TEHRAN - The temporary representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to Iran expressed concern over the growing trend of production and trade of illicit drugs...

Trump, Ghani Agree U.S. can Help Develop Afghanistan’s Minerals

Trump, Ghani  Agree U.S. can Help Develop  Afghanistan’s Minerals

September 23, 2017

WASHINGTON - The comments, at a meeting in New York, were the latest in a series in which both U.S. officials and the Afghan government have emphasized the potential strategic...

Ghani, UN Chief Talk Afghan Peace, Terror War

Ghani, UN Chief Talk  Afghan Peace, Terror War

September 23, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani met United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres at the world body’s headquarters in New York on Thursday and discussed with him the war against...

Khalili Says Platform Established for National Peace

Khalili Says Platform Established for National Peace

September 23, 2017

KABUL - Senior officials from government, former jihadi leaders and High Peace Council (HPC) officials attended a conference in Kabul on Thursday to mark the International Day of Peace and...

Pakistan, Taliban Responsible for Afghanistan War: Ghani

Pakistan, Taliban Responsible for Afghanistan War: Ghani

September 23, 2017

WASHINGTON - Addressing a debate at the Council on Foreign Relations, President Ashraf Ghani said the Taliban and Pakistan are responsible for instability and war in Afghanistan...

India to Take up 116 High Impact Projects in 31 Provinces

India to Take up 116 High Impact  Projects in 31 Provinces

September 23, 2017

NEW YORK - India has announced to take up 116 “high impact community developmental projects” in 31 provinces. It has also offered assistance for six new projects in...

Washington Claims US Weapons Turn out to be Incomprehensible to Afghan Forces

Washington Claims US Weapons Turn out to be Incomprehensible to Afghan Forces

September 23, 2017

WASHINGTON - The US government's Afghanistan reconstruction watchdog claims that the expectation that Afghan security forces would effectively use US-supplied high-end weapons and...

Dozens of States Sign Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty at United Nations

Dozens of States Sign Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty at United Nations

September 21, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - The treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons will enter into force 90 days after 50 countries have ratified it. Only a few states were due to deposit their ratification...

Ghani Renews Offer of Dialogue to Taliban, Pakistan

Ghani Renews Offer of  Dialogue to Taliban, Pakistan

September 21, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - Welcoming the new American strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia, President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday called upon neighbours to join his quest for peace and...

Mirziyoyev Backs Trump on Afghanistan Issue

Mirziyoyev Backs Trump  on Afghanistan Issue

September 21, 2017

NEW YORK - President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev speaking at the UN General Assembly said his country supports the U.S. President's call on the neighboring countries of...

CEO Calls on MPs to Cast Ministerial Votes Wisely

CEO Calls on MPs to Cast Ministerial Votes Wisely

September 21, 2017

KABUL - CEO Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday said government will introduce the ministerial nominees to the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) in the next few days, and that...

President Ghani to Meet His US Counterpart Today

President Ghani to Meet  His US Counterpart Today

September 21, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani is all set to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump on Thursday and the two leaders are expected to confer on bilateral relations, terrorism...

Nuclear Threat at Highest Level Since Cold War: UN Chief

Nuclear Threat at Highest Level Since Cold War: UN Chief

September 20, 2017

UNITED NATIONS –In his first state-of-the-world report since taking the reins of the United Nations on Jan. 1, Guterres put "nuclear peril" as the leading threat warning...

Senate Panel Backs Trump’s Pick for US Envoy to Afghanistan

Senate Panel Backs Trump’s  Pick for US Envoy to Afghanistan

September 20, 2017

WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of a veteran diplomat to serve as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Afghanistan. The panel recommended...