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Beijing Meeting Stresses Economic, Security Cooperation

Beijing Meeting Stresses Economic, Security  Cooperation

December 27, 2017

BEIJING – Improvement of Afghanistan-Pakistan relations was high on the agenda of a meeting of the foreign ministers from the two and China in Beijing on Tuesday.Foreign ministers of Afghanistan...

Public-Private Partnership Only Solution to Joblessness: Zaki

Public-Private Partnership Only  Solution to Joblessness: Zaki

December 27, 2017

BEIJING - Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) officials on Tuesday asked the government to come up with measures to overcome increasing joblessness and decreasing investment...

Russian Security Chief Says Economic Development Key to Afghanistan Overcoming Woes

Russian Security Chief Says Economic  Development Key to Afghanistan Overcoming Woes

December 27, 2017

MOSCOW - Russia anticipates economic development and the implementation of joint ventures will help improve the current dismal state that Afghanistan is still mired in, Russian Security Council...

Afghanistan’s Situation Would Worsen without US Troops: Putin

Afghanistan’s Situation Would Worsen without US Troops: Putin

December 27, 2017

MOSCOW - Putin says Taliban troops are positioned along Afghanistan’s border with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said that the...

Afghanistan Could Join $57b CPEC: Chinese FM

Afghanistan Could Join  $57b CPEC: Chinese FM

December 27, 2017

BEIJING - Afghanistan will be considered for inclusion in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Beijing hinted on Tuesday. The $57 billion project is part of China's ambitious Belt and...

MoF Collects 169 Billion Afs in National Revenue

MoF Collects 169 Billion  Afs in National Revenue

December 27, 2017

KABUL - Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Monday said this year they have collected over 169 billion AFs in national revenue which is more than the target specified by the International Monetary Fund...

On 1st Anniversary, JCMG Announces Addressing 71 Cases

On 1st Anniversary, JCMG Announces Addressing 71 Cases

December 25, 2017

KABUL - Speakers at a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the creation of the Joint Committee of Media and Government (JCMG) on Sunday said a number of media outlets were forced to embrace...

MoD Accuses Pakistan of 'Leading Daesh' Fighters Locally

MoD Accuses Pakistan of 'Leading Daesh' Fighters Locally

December 25, 2017

KABUL - Minister of Interior Wais Ahmad Barmak on Sunday said there is no solid evidence to prove that helicopters dropped off supplies to Daesh militants and other insurgent groups, but added...

US Marines to Return to Helmand after three Year Absence

US Marines to Return  to Helmand after three Year Absence

December 25, 2017

KABUL - Helmand governor on Sunday said a delegation of the United States (US) Navy visited the province on Saturday to assess the situation ahead of a US Marine deployment.  Helmand governor...

CEO Commends ICC Role in Boosting Afghan Economy

CEO Commends  ICC Role in Boosting Afghan Economy

December 25, 2017

KABUL - The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has voiced its willingness to support Afghanistan’s private and public sectors. ICC members met Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah...

Construction of TAPI’s Afghan Section to be Launched in February

Construction of TAPI’s Afghan  Section to be Launched in February

December 25, 2017

ASHGABAT - The foundation laying ceremony of the Afghan section of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is planned to be held in the second half of February 2018...

Atta Noor Lashes out at Fellow Jamiat Member CEO Abdullah

Atta Noor Lashes out at Fellow Jamiat Member CEO Abdullah

December 24, 2017

KABUL – In a speech in Balkh, the provincial governor said he is not stepping down from his post and called Abdullah “a snake up everyone’s sleeve”. Addressing participants...

Police Should Use Legal Authority Against Criminals: Barmak

Police Should Use Legal Authority Against Criminals: Barmak

December 24, 2017

KABUL - Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak on Saturday asked police to treat suspected criminals in custody in line with their legal authority. Barmak, who attended a ceremony at the Kabul Police...

Moscow Warns Daesh Fighters Fleeing Syria, Iraq for Afghanistan

Moscow Warns Daesh Fighters  Fleeing Syria, Iraq for Afghanistan

December 24, 2017

MOSCOW - Daesh has over 10,000 fighters in Afghanistan - many of whom fled Syria and Iraq this year -  Russia's head of the Middle East department at the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday...

Govt to Enforce Environmental Laws

Govt to Enforce  Environmental Laws

December 24, 2017

KABUL - People found guilty of breaking the environmental laws will now face prison time and in the event of someone dying, they could get the death penalty. President Ashraf Ghani has issued...

Clear Strategy Needed to Attract Investment

Clear Strategy Needed to Attract Investment

December 24, 2017

KABUL - Businessmen have said that along with the lack of security, the absence of a clear strategy to attract investment is also to blame for the economic recession in Afghanistan.They are firm...

Pence Reassure US Continued Support to Afghanistan

Pence Reassure US Continued Support to Afghanistan

December 23, 2017

KABUL - US Vice President Mike Pence during a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has reaffirmed Washington’s full support for peace, stability and economic development of...

Tadamichi Calls for Timely, Credible Poll in Afghanistan

Tadamichi Calls for Timely, Credible Poll in Afghanistan

December 23, 2017

KABUL - UN Secretary General Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto has said holding of timely, credible, and accepted elections was indispensable to maintain the...

RSM Troop Levels Being Increased: NATO Chief

RSM Troop Levels Being Increased: NATO Chief

December 23, 2017

KABUL - NATO is increasing the number of troops serving in the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan, the alliance chief says. In Afghanistan we have transitioned from combat...

Afghanistan, China, Pakistan FMs Meet on Dec 26

Afghanistan, China, Pakistan  FMs Meet on Dec 26

December 23, 2017

KABUL - The China-Afghanistan-Pakistan trilateral Foreign Ministers’ dialogue to reduce tension Kabul and Islamabad will be held in Beijing on December 26, a media report said on Friday...

UN Report Cites Progress, Challenges in Afghanistan

UN Report Cites  Progress, Challenges in Afghanistan

December 23, 2017

KABUL - The report was the topic for a series of speeches at the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, with hopes raised that several international efforts to bridge political divides may eventually...

Kazakhstan Willing to Invest in Cereal Warehouses

Kazakhstan Willing to Invest  in Cereal Warehouses

December 23, 2017

KABUL - Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said on Wednesday that currently Afghanistan’s strategic warehouse capacity for cereal is estimated...

No Military Solution to Afghan Conflict: UN Chief

No Military Solution to Afghan Conflict: UN Chief

December 21, 2017

KABUL - Only a negotiated settlement could bring lasting peace and stability to Afghanistan and the region, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said. There is no military solution...

MPs Reject Decree on Military Retirement Age

MPs Reject Decree on Military Retirement Age

December 21, 2017

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday rejected with a majority vote a presidential legislative decree reducing retirement age for military officials.More details could not be discussed...

New Reforms to Ease Official Processes in Health Sector

New Reforms to Ease Official Processes in Health Sector

December 21, 2017

KABUL – The public health minister said the reforms will ensure that investors in the sector have access to improved ministry services. The Independent Administration Reform and Civil Services...

Domestic, Foreign Firms Eye Investment Opportunities

Domestic, Foreign Firms Eye Investment Opportunities

December 21, 2017

Kabul - At least six telecommunication companies, including some foreign firms, have expressed interest in investing in Afghanistan’s fiber optic sector, officials of Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory...

Jamiat Asks Ghani to Review Decision on Ousting of Noor

Jamiat Asks Ghani to Review  Decision on Ousting of Noor

December 21, 2017

KABUL - Jamiat-e-Islami party issued a statement late Tuesday and called on President Ashraf Ghani to review his decision over the ousting of northern Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor...

Lawmakers’ Response Mixed on Noor’s Resignation

Lawmakers’ Response Mixed  on Noor’s Resignation

December 21, 2017

KABUL - Like upper house members, the Wolesi Jirga members too on Wednesday expressed a mixed response to the approval of Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor’s resignation by the...

Afghan Govt. Welcomes Trump’s New Security Strategy

Afghan Govt. Welcomes Trump’s New  Security Strategy

December 20, 2017

KABUL – Afghan government welcomed the US President Trump’s new national security strategy, calling it  in line with Afghanistan’s shared objective against terrorism...

CEO Hails Iran, Pakistan for Honorable Repatriation of Refugees

CEO Hails Iran, Pakistan for Honorable  Repatriation of Refugees

December 20, 2017

KABUL - Chief executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah says as a result of joint work with the EU the number of the returnees have declined, according to a statement from the International...

Germany Could Send more Soldiers to Afghanistan

Germany Could Send more Soldiers to Afghanistan

December 20, 2017

KABUL - On a visit to German troops in Afghanistan, Ursula von der Leyen has said that ISAF was too hasty in its withdrawal from the country. And she voiced little hope that the conflict there...

Fate of 750 Death Row Prisoners Remains Unknown

Fate of 750 Death Row Prisoners  Remains Unknown

December 20, 2017

KABUL - Kohistani said the fate of 750 death row inmates kept in lock ups remained unknown and these prisoners often persuaded other inmates to go on strike and disorganize the jail environment...

Bribes, Strongmen behind Unruly Kabul Traffic

Bribes, Strongmen behind  Unruly Kabul Traffic

December 20, 2017

KABUL - Taking bribe by traffic police and illegal use of roads by drivers linked to strongmen and growing traffic congestion in Kabul result in violation of traffic rules and people’s...

Afghanistan ‘Third Deadliest Country for Reporters’

Afghanistan ‘Third Deadliest  Country for Reporters’

December 20, 2017

KABUL - Reporters without Borders (RSF) said in a report on Tuesday that Afghanistan was the third deadliest country in 2017 for violence against media workers. A total of 65 journalists and media...

Ghani Approves Resignation of Balkh Governor

Ghani Approves Resignation of Balkh Governor

December 19, 2017

KABUL - The president has approved Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor's resignation and has appointed Engineer Mohammad Dawood as his successor. President Ashraf Ghani, accepting Atta Mohammad Noor...