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Pak FM to Meet President Ghani in US

Pak FM to Meet President Ghani in US

September 16, 2017

PESHAWAR - Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said he plans to meet President Ashraf Ghani. The minister, who recently visited several regional countries, would also hold...

Wolesi Jirga Adds Cabinet Picks to Agenda

Wolesi Jirga Adds  Cabinet Picks to Agenda

September 14, 2017

KABUL - Currently 11 ministries are headed by acting ministers. The government has introduced eight nominees to replace as many acting ministers for a vote of confidence to the...

Abrupt US Pullout from Afghanistan Opposed

Abrupt US Pullout from Afghanistan Opposed

September 14, 2017

WASHINGTON - “We cannot afford not to sustain our efforts in Afghanistan. As a nation, we cannot afford the increased risks and peril that would come from a wholesale departure or rapid...

Pakistan Ready for Joint Patrols of Durand Line: Abbasi

Pakistan Ready for Joint Patrols of Durand Line: Abbasi

September 14, 2017

KABUL - Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says his country is ready for joint patrols and establishment of joint posts on the Durand Line with Afghanistan, a media report said...

Pakistan, Turkey Pledge to Work for Peace in Afghanistan

Pakistan, Turkey Pledge to  Work for Peace in Afghanistan

September 14, 2017

KABUL - Turkey’s foreign office said on Tuesday that Pakistan and Turkey have vowed to work together for peace and stability in Afghanistan. This comes after Pakistan...

Power-Mongers on the Verge of Losing Influence, Claims Hekmatyar

Power-Mongers on the Verge of Losing Influence, Claims Hekmatyar

September 14, 2017

KABUL - Speaking to tribal elders from Chahar Asiab district of Kabul, Hekmatyar said “Certain people who supported Soviets and now supporting NATO are calling themselves Mujahideen...

70 Militants Dead as Afghan Forces Repulse Major Attack

70 Militants Dead as Afghan  Forces Repulse Major Attack

September 14, 2017

KABUL - Afghan security forces have repulsed a major coordinated assault by hundreds of Taliban militants in eastern Nuristan province, killing over 70 militants, officials said...

Kabul, Delhi Launch New Development Partnership

Kabul, Delhi Launch New Development Partnership

September 13, 2017

NEW DELHI - More than 115 high-impact projects will be executed in Afghanistan's suburban and rural communities in 31 provinces under a new partnership with India. Sibghatullah Ahmadi, deputy...

New US Strategy More Focused on War: Senators

New US Strategy More Focused on War: Senators

September 13, 2017

KABUL - Some Meshrano Jirga or Senate members on Tuesday said the new US strategy was more focused on the continuation of war than peace and reconciliation in the war-torn country...

More Effort Needed to Minimize Impact of Climate Change

More Effort Needed to Minimize Impact of Climate Change

September 13, 2017

KABUL - Drought and soil erosion as a result of climate change could further destabilize Afghanistan, environmental experts warned on Tuesday. This comes as scientists report that...

Instrumental Use of Terror in No one’s Interest: Karzai

Instrumental Use of Terror in No one’s Interest: Karzai

September 13, 2017

KABUL - The Office of the former President in a statement said the former President Hamid Karzai met with the Ambassador of Pakistan Mr. Zahid Nasrullah Khan in his office on Monday...

Pakistan FM Leaves for Turkey to Discuss Afghanistan

Pakistan FM Leaves for Turkey to Discuss Afghanistan

September 13, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Just a day after his Iran visit, Foreign Minister of Pakistan Khawaja Muhammad Asif left for Turkey on Tuesday on a one-day visit for consultations on the new American strategy...

Trump Marks 9/11 with Threat to ‘Savage Killers’

Trump Marks 9/11 with Threat to ‘Savage Killers’

September 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump on Monday paid tribute to the 2,977 people killed on September 11, 2001, warning that "savage killers" who threaten the United...

Modi Reiterates India’s Strong Support to Afghanistan in Fighting Terrorism

Modi Reiterates India’s Strong Support to Afghanistan in Fighting Terrorism

September 12, 2017

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reiterated India's strong support to Afghanistan in fighting terrorism. Prime Minister Modi, during his meeting...

NUG Leaders Slammed over Vacant Cabinet Posts

NUG Leaders Slammed over Vacant Cabinet Posts

September 12, 2017

KABUL - After three years in power, the NUG has only filled 14 cabinet posts out of 25. Eleven are vacant and the ministries are run by acting ministers. Three years after the...

Terror War Needs Renewed Global Consensus: CEO

Terror War Needs Renewed Global Consensus: CEO

September 12, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said terrorism remained a threat to humanity and some countries in the region 16 years after the 9/11 attack...

India to Provide Further Defence Assistance to Afghanistan

India to Provide Further Defence Assistance to Afghanistan

September 12, 2017

NEW DELHI - Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said 116 new "high impact" development projects would be implemented jointly in 31 provinces of Afghanistan...

Martyrs Week, Massoud’s Death Anniversary Marked

Martyrs Week, Massoud’s Death Anniversary Marked

September 10, 2017

KABUL - Politicians, former jihadi leaders and dozens of residents from different parts of the country attended a ceremony in Kabul on Saturday to commemorate Martyrs Week and the 16th...

IEC Assesses 7,000 Polling Centers Nationwide

IEC Assesses 7,000 Polling Centers Nationwide

September 10, 2017

KABUL - The head of IEC sectaries says the way to prepare the voters’ list has been opened as 7,000 polling centers were assessed in 34 provinces. The Independent Election...

Sayyaf Warns Sidelining of Mujahideen to Have Negative Repercussions

Sayyaf Warns Sidelining of Mujahideen to Have Negative Repercussions

September 10, 2017

KABUL - The former Afghan lawmaker and Mujahideen leader Abdul Rab Rasool Sayyaf once again warned against efforts aimed at sidelining of the Mujahideen from the political and other affairs...

Pakistan, China Seek Political Solution to Afghan Conflict

Pakistan, China Seek Political Solution to Afghan Conflict

September 10, 2017

BEIJING - Pakistan and China agreed that the solution to the Afghan conflict “has to be fundamentally political”, Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Friday...

Hatred on the Rise Among the Afghans, Karzai Warns US

Hatred on the Rise Among the Afghans, Karzai Warns US

September 10, 2017

KABUL - The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai strongly reacted at the airdrop of the offensive leaflets aimed at attracting the local support against the Taliban, calling it a...

Artworks at Balkh Exhibition Evoke Thought in Viewers

Artworks at Balkh Exhibition Evoke Thought in Viewers

September 10, 2017

KABUL - Participants of the exhibition said the move was aimed at promoting peace and supporting women’s role in the society. Almost 45 girls from three provinces in the north...

Only One Company Quotes on IEC Contract

Only One Company Quotes on IEC Contract

September 07, 2017

KABUL - A source from the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Wednesday that only one company met the deadline in terms of quoting for the $16 million USD contract for...

Poverty Drives Child Soldiers into Endless Afghan War

Poverty Drives Child Soldiers into Endless Afghan War

September 07, 2017

The rescue this summer of dozens of Afghan youths destined to be trained as Taliban fighters has spotlighted how entrenched poverty is fueling a renewable supply of child soldiers to...

Pakistan Plans to Sign Water Treaty with Afghanistan

Pakistan Plans to Sign Water Treaty with Afghanistan

September 07, 2017

KABUL – The Pakistani government is exploring the possibility of entering into a water treaty with Afghanistan in a bid to safeguard Pakistan’s rights on trans-boundary water...

Retired Civil Servants Blast Govt. for not Paying Pensions

Retired Civil Servants Blast Govt. for not Paying Pensions

September 07, 2017

KABUL – Retired government employees said their annual pensions should have been paid over months ago but that nothing is being done to resolve the problem. Number of retirees on...

Pakistan Moves to ‘Unite’ Region Against Trump Strategy

Pakistan Moves to ‘Unite’ Region Against Trump Strategy

September 07, 2017

ISALAMBAD - Islamabad has reportedly pulled in all its ambassadors stationed in the region to discuss the recently announced US strategy on Afghanistan and South Asia. As global...

Multiple Challenges Crippling Bamyan Education Sector

Multiple Challenges Crippling Bamyan Education Sector

September 07, 2017

BAMYAN CITY - Administrative corruption, weak administration, lack of buildings for schools, professional teachers and equipments are factors crippling the education process in central...

Afghans Impregnable on Sectarian Lines: Ghani

Afghans Impregnable on Sectarian Lines: Ghani

September 04, 2017

KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani during a meeting with Sunni and Shiite scholars has urged them to expose real intention of terrorists in their sermons and promote religious...

US Defense Secretary Orders New Troop Deployment to Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Orders New Troop Deployment to Afghanistan

September 04, 2017

KABUL - US Defense Secretary James Mattis has said that he has signed deployment orders to send more troops to Afghanistan, days after President Donald Trump announced a new strategy...

Threats Hinder Review of Polling Centers in 32 Districts

Threats Hinder Review of Polling Centers in 32 Districts

September 04, 2017

KABUL – IEC has called on security institutions and tribal elders to help them access polling stations in insecure areas. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday said...

Govt. to Spend $6bn on Afghan Air Force: Ghani

Govt. to Spend $6bn on Afghan Air Force: Ghani

September 04, 2017

KABUL - President Ghani said during a visit to Nangarhar that the Afghan Air Force will be boosted by government in order to increase capability. President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday...

Kandahar Municipality Expects 800m Afs in Revenue this Year

Kandahar Municipality Expects 800m Afs in Revenue this Year

September 04, 2017

KANDAHAR - The mayor of southern Kandahar province says the municipality’s revenue is expected to reach 800 million afghanis until the end of the year. Rokhan Wolasmal...

BRICS Should Uphold Global Peace, Stability: Xi

BRICS Should Uphold Global Peace, Stability: Xi

September 04, 2017

XIAMEN, China - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that BRICS member countries should uphold global peace and stability as he stressed a vision of common, comprehensive...