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16 Anti-Graft Recommendations Implemented: MEC

16 Anti-Graft Recommendations  Implemented: MEC

August 16, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) on Tuesday released its second quarterly monitoring report, saying the government...

Afghan Forces Regaining Control of Much of Besieged City

Afghan Forces Regaining  Control of Much of Besieged City

August 15, 2018

GHAZNI - After five days of fighting, Ghazni, a strategically vital center two hours from Kabul on the main highway between the capital and southern Afghanistan was ...

Abdullah Wants Terror Financing Resources Choked

Abdullah Wants Terror  Financing Resources Choked

August 15, 2018

KABUL - Calling terrorism as ‘the enemy of humanity’ and ‘a threat to international security’, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah ...

Ghazni: US Airpower Kills Above 220 Taliban Since Aug 10

Ghazni: US Airpower Kills  Above 220 Taliban Since Aug 10

August 15, 2018

KABUL - Afghan forces-led operations helped derive a large portion of Taliban insurgents from the southern city of Ghazni over the last day or so, read a statement from the US Forces-Afghanistan on Tuesday...

Taliban Overrun Military Base in Afghanistan

Taliban Overrun Military  Base in Afghanistan

August 15, 2018

KABUL - Following deadly siege by the Taliban for days, an Afghan military base in northern Faryab province has fallen to the Taliban, officials and local media confirmed on Tuesday...

IEC Unveils Final List of Candidates from 33 Provinces

IEC Unveils Final List of  Candidates from 33 Provinces

August 15, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) released the final list of Wolesi Jirga candidates from 33 provinces on Tuesday, a day after supporters of some disqualified ...

MoM Seeks Attracting Investment in Mining Sector

MoM Seeks Attracting  Investment in Mining Sector

August 15, 2018

KABUL - Ministry of Mine and Petroleum says seeking to attract investment in the mining sector in a bid to increase government revenues...

Taliban Advance Causes Disappointment in Afghan Government

Taliban Advance Causes  Disappointment in Afghan  Government

August 14, 2018

KABUL - As battle between government troops and Taliban militants rages in the eastern city of Ghazni, Afghans criticize President Ashraf Ghani's administration for having ...

UNAMA Welcomes Progress Towards Afghanistan’s Parliamentary Elections

UNAMA Welcomes  Progress Towards Afghanistan’s Parliamentary Elections

August 14, 2018

KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has welcomed the recent progress made toward Afghanistan’s parliamentary polls, including candidate ...

New Round of Taliban-US Negotiations, Next Month

New Round of Taliban-US  Negotiations, Next Month

August 14, 2018

PESHAWAR -  Following their groundbreaking negotiations last month, the Taliban say they will hold another round of talks with the United States in Doha in September...

Offensive with Extra 1,000 Troops Launched in Ghazni

Offensive with Extra 1,000 Troops Launched in Ghazni

August 14, 2018

KABUL - A four-sided combing operation has been launched in the southern Ghazni City after clashes entering a fourth day on Monday killed around 100 security forces ...

UN Asks Conflicting Sides in Ghazni to Ensure Protection Civilians

UN Asks Conflicting Sides in  Ghazni to Ensure Protection Civilians

August 14, 2018

KABUL - The UN has called on warring parties in southern Ghazni province to protect the lives, rights and infrastructure of civilians, according to a statement on Monday ...

EU, Norway Seek Conclusion of Legal Proceedings Against Dostum

EU, Norway Seek Conclusion of  Legal Proceedings Against Dostum

August 14, 2018

KABUL -  The European Union (EU) and Norway has demanded the conclusion of the legal proceedings against First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, a joint statement ...

Intense Fighting in Ghazni City As Taliban Presses

Intense Fighting in Ghazni  City As Taliban Presses

August 13, 2018

KABUL - Taliban insurgents attacked police headquarters and other government buildings in Ghazni in central Afghanistan on Sunday and were threatening to seize control...

Atmar, Russian Envoy Discuss Ceasefire with Taliban

Atmar, Russian  Envoy Discuss Ceasefire with Taliban

August 13, 2018

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) Hanif Atmar on Sunday discussed the Afghan government’s plan to announce a second ceasefire with the Taliban ...

Farmers in War-Torn Afghanistan Hit by Worst Drought in Decades

Farmers in War-Torn Afghanistan Hit by Worst Drought in Decades

August 13, 2018

KABUL - After his wheat crop failed and wells dried up, Ghulam Abbas sold his animals and joined thousands of other farmers migrating to cities as Afghanistan's worst drought ...

Group of 50 Taliban Join Peace Process in Badghis

Group of 50 Taliban Join  Peace Process in Badghis

August 13, 2018

KABUL - The group’s commander said neighboring countries are helping to mobilize Taliban groups for their own benefit.

Media Watchdog Condemns Attack on Ghaznavian TV

Media Watchdog Condemns  Attack on Ghaznavian TV

August 13, 2018

KABUL - The Taliban have burned down Ghaznavian Radio-TV Building during the group’s ongoing attack in southern Ghazni province, a statement from the Afghan ...

IECC Drops 35 Names from Candidates’ Final List

IECC Drops 35 Names  from Candidates’ Final List

August 12, 2018

KABUL - The IECC assigned a special team this month to investigate complaints lodged against possible candidates.
The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission ...

Ghani Stresses Induction of Modern Revenue System

Ghani Stresses Induction of Modern Revenue System

August 12, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has urged equipping the custom department with modern security system in order to identify the interference of irrelevant persons in ...

APCCI Hails Imran’s Vow to Boost Bilateral Trade

APCCI Hails Imran’s Vow  to Boost Bilateral Trade

August 12, 2018

PESHAWAR - The Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (APJCCI) has welcomed prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan’s vow to enhance bilateral ...

India Pledges New Projects for Afghanistan

India Pledges New  Projects for Afghanistan

August 12, 2018

KABUL -  Afghanistan and India underscored the importance of access through Chabahar port for strengthening trade and economic relations...

Omanis Interested to Invest in Afghanistan

Omanis Interested  to Invest in Afghanistan

August 12, 2018

KABUL - Omani investors are interested in investing in multiple sectors in Afghanistan including processing of precious stones, a delegation of private sector from ...

US Cuts Military Training Programs for Pakistan

US Cuts Military Training  Programs for Pakistan

August 12, 2018

WASHINGOTN - As the Trump administration refused to provide funds for training of Pakistani officers for the next academic year, the US military institutions are trying ...

Afghan Forces Search for Taliban Fighters after Major Attack

Afghan Forces Search for Taliban Fighters after Major Attack

August 11, 2018

GHAZNI CITY - Afghan special forces were deployed to Ghazni after the latest attempt by the Taliban to capture an urban centre, with the assault coming as pressure builds on ...

Ghani Discusses Poverty, Economic Growth at NPA Conference

Ghani Discusses Poverty, Economic Growth at NPA Conference

August 11, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said the country’s current 3 percent economic growth rate was not encouraging and that in order to curb poverty this rate needs to increase...

Rashid Khan Sets Up Charity to Help Child Orphans

Rashid Khan Sets Up Charity to Help Child Orphans

August 11, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan’s leg spin sensation Rashid Khan has announced establishing a charity organization that would in the first phase help about 500 orphaned children ...

China Interested in Joining TAPI Pipeline Project

China Interested in  Joining TAPI Pipeline Project

August 11, 2018

KABUL - Originating at the giant Galkynysh gas field in Turkmenistan, the $9.6 billion TAPI (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India) pipeline involves the four ...

Herat Land Transport Revenue up by 40pc

Herat Land Transport  Revenue up by 40pc

August 11, 2018

HERAT CITY - The revenue from land transport in western Herat province has surged by 40 percent, an official said on Thursday.
Transport Department Director Najebullah ...

Hajj Flights Operation Completed: Ministry

Hajj Flights Operation  Completed: Ministry

August 11, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs on Friday announced completing the pre-hajj flights operation ...

Mattis Says Taliban under Increasing Pressure to Reconcile

Mattis Says Taliban under  Increasing Pressure to Reconcile

August 09, 2018

KABUL - The US defense secretary said that the reconciliation portion of the strategy is the most important of all pillars.
The South Asia Strategy...

Climate Change in Afghanistan a Common Challenge: EU

Climate Change in Afghanistan a Common Challenge: EU

August 09, 2018

KABUL - The impact of climate change on Afghanistan, one of the most affected countries, and ways to collectively mitigate the consequences of continually rising temperatures were ...

Govt Plans to Hand Ghazni Over to Taliban: Activists

Govt Plans to Hand Ghazni Over to Taliban: Activists

August 09, 2018

KABUL - Some civil society activists on Wednesday accused the government of intending to hand southern Ghazi province among others over to the Taliban, thus delaying the upcoming ...

President Ghani Hints at a Second Ceasefire with Taliban Militants

President Ghani Hints at a Second Ceasefire with Taliban Militants

August 09, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday assessed the general security situation during his trip to central Kapisa province.
A statement from the Presidential Palace ...

No Biometric System for Parliamentary Polls: IEC Chief

No Biometric System for  Parliamentary Polls: IEC Chief

August 09, 2018

KABUL - Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief Abdul Badi Sayyad said at a press conference in Kabul on Wednesday that the commission will not be using a biometric system ...