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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...

528,000 Afghan Refugees Return So Far this Year: Balkhi

528,000 Afghan Refugees Return So Far this Year: Balkhi

December 19, 2017

KABUL -Refugee and Repatriation Minister Said Hussain Alemi Balkhi on Tuesday said more than 528,000 Afghan refugees returned from Pakistan and Iran so far this year. Out of 500,000 internally...

Hakimi, US Envoy Discuss Peace Process, Poll Preparations

Hakimi, US Envoy  Discuss Peace Process, Poll Preparations

December 19, 2017

KABUL - The minister of finance and the newly-appointed US ambassador on Monday discussed implementation of Brussels conference commitments and the Afghan National Peace and Development...

Stay out of Politics, Ghani Tells Forces

Stay out of Politics, Ghani Tells Forces

December 19, 2017

KABUL - ANDSF members should distance themselves from any political issue and only serve the nation, the Presidents warns. No members of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF)...

US Forces Conduct Over 2,000 Missions in Afghanistan

US Forces Conduct Over 2,000  Missions in Afghanistan

December 19, 2017

KABUL - US Special Force members have conducted more than 2,000 missions in Afghanistan during the past six months, Pentagon says. The missions have consisted of either enabling or advising Afghan...

Militants Attack Afghan Spy Agency’s Facility in Kabul

Militants Attack Afghan Spy  Agency’s Facility in Kabul

December 19, 2017

KABUL - Heavily armed militants attacked an Afghan intelligence agency facility in Kabul Monday, sparking fierce clashes with security forces. Afghan officials said several assailants wearing

2 Grant Agreements worth $360m Signed with ADB

2 Grant Agreements  worth $360m Signed with ADB

December 18, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan and the Asian Development Bank on Sunday signed two grant agreements worth $360 million to support transport sector. Minister of Finance Eklil Hakimi and ADB Deputy Country Director...

Donors Unwilling to Support Electricity Generation Projects: Ghaleb

Donors Unwilling to Support Electricity  Generation Projects: Ghaleb

December 18, 2017

KABUL - Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) on Sunday talked about the immanent financial crisis of the power utility and said the donors have linked future assistance to the resolution of...

India Most Reliable Regional Partner of Afghanistan: Pentagon

India Most Reliable Regional Partner of Afghanistan: Pentagon

December 18, 2017

WASHINGTON - Pentagon has told the US Congress that India is Afghanistan's most reliable regional partner and the largest contributor of development assistance in the region. The United States Defense...

Airlines to be Fined for Flight Delays: ACAA

Airlines to be Fined for Flight Delays: ACAA

December 18, 2017

KABUL - The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) says airlines will be fined for delayed flights under a draft rule. The draft would be placed soon before the Council of Ministers for approval...

Abdullah Stresses Eradication of Pakistan Safe Havens

Abdullah Stresses Eradication  of Pakistan Safe Havens

December 18, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah says the objective creating an environment of trust with Pakistan is to battle terrorism and eradicate terrorist safe havens in...

Raw Marble Smuggling from Herat Continues Unabated

Raw Marble Smuggling from Herat Continues Unabated

December 18, 2017

HERAT CITY - In violation of President Ashraf Ghani’s warning, unprocessed marble -- also known as white gold of Afghanistan -- continues to be smuggled abroad. During his visit to Herat...

Afghan MPs Hold Talks with Pakistani Delegation

Afghan MPs Hold  Talks with Pakistani Delegation

December 17, 2017

KABUL – Afghan and Pakistani officials and MPs stress the need for stronger ties between Kabul and Islamabad to ensure regional security. The Wolesi Jirga Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi met on...

Law on Use of Afghan Air Space Approved

Law on Use of Afghan Air Space Approved

December 17, 2017

KABUL -  Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the parliament on Tuesday approved the draft law on management of foreign military flights in Afghanistan airspace. Earlier, some reports said that...

Atmar, Mcmaster Discuss Executive Political Cooperation Framework

Atmar, Mcmaster Discuss Executive  Political Cooperation Framework

December 17, 2017

National Security Advisor (NSA) discussed implementation of executive political cooperation framework with his United States counterpart on Saturday, a statement from National Security Council...

Afghanistan a Tough Place but US Forces are Winning: Trump

Afghanistan a Tough  Place but US Forces are Winning: Trump

December 17, 2017

WASHINGTON - The US President Donald Trump is optimistic regarding the US-led campaign against the terror groups in Afghanistan as he admits that Afghanistan is a tough place to win...

Ministry to Close High Tonnage Scales on Roads

Ministry to Close High Tonnage Scales on Roads

December 17, 2017

KABUL - Corruption in the use of high tonnage scales by the drivers of over-laden trucks on Afghanistan’s roads are to be stopped. The control of high tonnage scales on Afghanistan’s...

Taliban Uses Civilian Houses as Strongholds: Officials

Taliban Uses Civilian Houses  as Strongholds: Officials

December 17, 2017

KABUL - Local security officials said Taliban militants in Imam Sahib District in Kunduz province have been using civilian houses as strongholds for the past four years. Officials at the Afghan...

Russia Ready to Cooperate with US on Afghanistan: Putin

Russia Ready to Cooperate with US on Afghanistan: Putin

December 16, 2017

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin in his annual speech on Thursday said his country is ready to cooperate and work with the United States in counter-narcotics and counterterrorism efforts...

IEC Gives Govt. 4-Day Ultimatum

IEC Gives Govt. 4-Day Ultimatum

December 16, 2017

KABUL - The IEC repeated its earlier warning that it would select one of its members to lead the commission unless government met the deadline. The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC)...

Resolute Support Stresses Further Pressure on Taliban

Resolute Support Stresses Further Pressure on Taliban

December 16, 2017

KABUL – Resolute Support deputy commander says they continue to press insurgent groups throughout the winter applying financial and military pressure. Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell, the...

Ghani Orders Electronic ID Cards Rollout ‹in Near Future›

Ghani Orders Electronic ID Cards Rollout ‹in Near Future›

December 16, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has assigned the census department, Afghanistan Civil Registration Authority, to be prepared for the rollout of electronic identity cards within the days to come...

Afghans 2nd Highest Landmine Victims

Afghans 2nd Highest Landmine Victims

December 16, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan’s people are world’s second worst-hit victims of landmines and unexploded ordinance after the people of Yemen, a report by the organization Landmines Monitor has...

State Bank to Inject $150m Into Foreign Reserves

State Bank to Inject $150m Into Foreign Reserves

December 16, 2017

KABUL - Officials from the state-owned Central Bank of Afghanistan, Da Afghanistan Bank, said the bank has planned to inject over $150 million USD into the country’s foreign exchange...

Turkish, Palestinian Presidents Hit Back over U.S. Move on Jerusalem

Turkish, Palestinian  Presidents Hit Back over  U.S. Move on Jerusalem

December 14, 2017

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday urged the Islamic world to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, while Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refused any U.S...

IEC Has Crossed ‘Challenging Phase’: Abdullah

IEC Has Crossed ‘Challenging Phase’: Abdullah

December 14, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on Wednesday backed calls for holding Wolesi Jirga and district council elections on schedule, saying all organs involved should try to ensure the ballot...

Ghani Govt. Has to Deliver on Needed Reforms: Tillerson

Ghani Govt. Has to Deliver on Needed Reforms: Tillerson

December 14, 2017

WASHINGTON - The Afghan government has to continue to deliver on needed reforms, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. “The Afghan government has to ... create the conditions to...

India Voices Support for Afghan-Controlled Reconciliation Efforts

India Voices Support for Afghan-Controlled Reconciliation Efforts

December 14, 2017

KABUL - Indian Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said his government desired Afghanistan to emerge united, democratic, peaceful, stable and prosperous nation, a media report said on Wednesday...

IS Presence Expanding in North, Northeastern: MPs

IS Presence Expanding in  North, Northeastern: MPs

December 14, 2017

KABUL - Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday claimed families of foreigners with unknown identities settled in the north and northeastern parts of the country had launched anti-government...

Casa-1000 ‘will Accelerate Big Projects in the Region

Casa-1000 ‘will Accelerate  Big Projects in the Region

December 14, 2017

KABUL - The implementation of the CASA-1000 power project will accelerate the implementation of big projects and play a role towards promoting a better security situation in the countries of...

Russia Favors Dialogue with Taliban: Lavrov

Russia Favors Dialogue with Taliban: Lavrov

December 13, 2017

NEW DELHI - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at an event in India on Monday said an inclusive political dialogue for peace in Afghanistan should include the Taliban and other regional...

Taliban Can Open Office Everywhere in Afghanistan: HPC

Taliban Can Open Office  Everywhere in Afghanistan: HPC

December 13, 2017

KANDAHAR - A visiting High Peace Council (HPC) delegation on Tuesday said the government would agree to every mechanism the Taliban suggest for reviving the stalled peace talks to find a negotiated...