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Samar Invites ICC to Probe Afghan War Crimes

Samar Invites ICC to Probe Afghan War Crimes

August 17, 2017

KABUL - The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Wednesday asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to intervene and investigate war crimes and human rights...

Militants Exploiting awzjan Youth’s Joblessness

Militants Exploiting awzjan Youth’s Joblessness

August 17, 2017

SHIBERGHAN - The youth in northern Jawzjan province are swelling militant ranks due to poverty and unemployment, activists and residents say. Amir Mohammad Taswir Habibi...

Mirzawlang: Rebels Regain Control of Most Parts

Mirzawlang: Rebels Regain Control of Most Parts

August 17, 2017

SAR-I-PUL - Militants have once again captured most parts of the Mirzawlang area of the Sayyad district in northern Sar-i-Pul province, a credible source claimed on Wednesday...

Ghani Asks Pakistan to Act on London Accord

Ghani Asks Pakistan to Act on London Accord

August 16, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday asked Pakistan to take practical steps for implementation of the London agreement between the two countries. Fundamental and practical steps...

Mattis Says Withdrawal, Contractors Still Options

Mattis Says Withdrawal, Contractors Still Options

August 16, 2017

WASHINGTON - US defense secretary Jim Mattis said Monday “all options — from withdrawal, to using private contractors, to adding thousands of US forces to the fight—remain on the...

Indian Company Wins Tender for Casa-1000 in Afghanistan

Indian Company Wins Tender for Casa-1000 in Afghanistan

August 16, 2017

KABUL - Energy and water minister says construction of CASA-1000 project in Afghanistan will cost $404 million, 20 percent of which will be paid by the Afghan government. Officials from the...

Mohaqiq Urges Joint Af-Pak Efforts to Foil Conspiracies

Mohaqiq Urges Joint Af-Pak Efforts to Foil Conspiracies

August 16, 2017

KABUL - Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mohammad Mohaqiq has said both Afghanistan and Pakistan are victims of terrorism, urging the two countries to jointly work for improving security...

Taliban Spokesman Mujahid ‘Injured’ in Faryab Clash

Taliban Spokesman Mujahid ‘Injured’ in Faryab Clash

August 16, 2017

SHIBERGHAN - Zabihullah Mujahid, one of the two Taliban’s official spokesmen, has been injured during a clash with security forces in northern Faryab province, security...

Lopsided Uplift Forcing People to Join Militants: Durrani

Lopsided Uplift Forcing People to Join Militants: Durrani

August 16, 2017

TALOQAN - The minister of rural rehabilitation and development (MRRD) says imbalanced development has forced some people to take up weapons for their rights. During his visit to northern...

Youth’s Mission to End Corruption: Ghani

Youth’s Mission to  End Corruption: Ghani

August 13, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said that the youth can become the greatest generation of Afghanistan’s modern history. It is the responsibility of the Afghan youth...

Govt. Supports Public Uprising Forces: Danish

Govt. Supports Public  Uprising Forces: Danish

August 13, 2017

KABUL - Second Vice President Muhammad Sarwar Danish on Saturday reiterates National Unity Government’s support to uprising forces after Mirz Olang massacre where they were...

Afghan Senate Against Politicizing Hajj Pilgrimage

Afghan Senate Against  Politicizing Hajj Pilgrimage

August 13, 2017

KABUL - Meshrano Jirga or Senate deputy chairman on Saturday praised the Saudi Arabia government for serving the entire Muslim community and criticized countries who ‘mix...

TAPI Project Plays Strategic Role: Pakistani Envoy

TAPI Project Plays Strategic Role: Pakistani Envoy

August 13, 2017

ASHGABAT - The Turkmen Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a meeting with the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Pakistan Murad Ashraf Janjua, the Foreign Ministry said...

Karzai Warns Against Outsourcing of War

Karzai Warns Against Outsourcing of War

August 13, 2017

KABUL - Ex-president Hamid Karzai has warned that outsourcing the war in Afghanistan will lead to deterioration of security if the privatisation proposal goes ahead. Outsourcing the war...

U.S. Spent $76B on Weapons and Equipment for Afghan Security Forces

U.S. Spent $76B on Weapons  and Equipment for Afghan Security Forces

August 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Defense funded more than $76 billion dollars of weapons, communication devices, and other security equipment to the Afghan security forces since...

Military Operation Launched to Retake Mirza Olang

Military Operation Launched  to Retake Mirza Olang

August 12, 2017

SAR-E-PUL - Army commanders say Taliban has suffered heavy losses in the military operation and have lost three check points.Army officials in the northern Sar-e-Pul province...

Trump Getting Closer to Decision on Afghanistan

Trump Getting  Closer to Decision  on Afghanistan

August 12, 2017

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump on Thursday said “he is getting closer to taking a decision on Afghanistan. We are getting close. We're getting very close. It's a very...

Trump Getting Closer to Decision on Afghanistan

Trump Getting  Closer to Decision  on Afghanistan

August 12, 2017

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump on Thursday said “he is getting closer to taking a decision on Afghanistan. We are getting close. We're getting very close. It's a very...

Selling Bullets, Ammunition Equips Insurgents: CEO

Selling Bullets, Ammunition  Equips Insurgents: CEO

August 12, 2017

KABUL - The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday dubbed administrative corruption at Afghanistan’s security system as a huge challenge in ensuring security...

McCain Unveils Afghan Strategy, Calls for Civil Military Approach

McCain Unveils Afghan Strategy,  Calls for Civil Military Approach

August 12, 2017

WASHINGTON - Proposing a new strategy, a top American Senator Thursday called for a civil-military approach to bolster counterterrorism efforts, strengthen the capability and...

Afghanistan Security Won’t Improve Immediately: Yamamoto

Afghanistan Security Won’t Improve Immediately: Yamamoto

August 10, 2017

MAIMANA - During his trip to northwestern Faryab province on Tuesday, Tadamichi Yamamoto said tensions among political groups contributed to the deteriorating security situation...

Privatisation of Conflict not Discussed with Kabul

Privatisation of Conflict not  Discussed with Kabul

August 10, 2017

KABUL - The Afghan government says it has come to know from media reports about the transfer of the conflict duty to private US companies and the issue has not been discussed with...

Watchdogs Call Mirza Olang Massacre ‘Genocide’, Urge Probe

Watchdogs Call Mirza Olang  Massacre ‘Genocide’, Urge Probe

August 10, 2017

KABUL - AIHRC and human right defenders called Mirza Olang incident a “war crime and genocide” and want World Court to investigate. Afghanistan’s Independent Human...

Optimism for Investments in Afghanistan Declines: Survey

Optimism for Investments  in Afghanistan Declines: Survey

August 10, 2017

KABUL - Agriculture is the only sector experiencing positive growth in the past three months of the current year. Recent studies by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)...

Afghan Army Deploy Large Contingent of Defense Forces to Sar-E-Pul after Civilians Massacre

Afghan Army Deploy  Large Contingent of Defense  Forces to Sar-E-Pul after Civilians Massacre

August 10, 2017

KABUL - The Afghan National Army deployed a large contingent of defense forces to northern Sar-e-Pul province in what appears to be a retaliatory move against the massacre of scores of...

Congress, White House Dither on Afghan Policy: Tillerson

Congress, White House Dither on Afghan Policy: Tillerson

August 09, 2017

KABUL - Reports in the US media claimed that the team, tasked to formulate Afghan policy was still struggling with the task, as rifts within the White House and between Congress...

Corruption Impedes Afghan Forces’ Successes: Ghani

Corruption Impedes Afghan Forces’ Successes: Ghani

August 09, 2017

KABUL - Corruption in general has hampered successes of the missions of the Afghan security forces in their fight against insurgents, says President Ashraf Ghani. Addressing the...

Chamber of Industries and Mines Starts Functioning

Chamber of Industries and Mines Starts Functioning

August 09, 2017

KABUL - The newly-created Afghanistan Chamber of Industries and Mines (ACIM) on Monday started functioning, vowing to develop industries, prevent illegal mineral extraction and...

Economic Development Stressed for Peace in Afghanistan

Economic Development Stressed for Peace in Afghanistan

August 09, 2017

KABUL - Economic development is central to peace and stability in Afghanistan and the Heart of Asia Region, agreed participants of a meeting in New Delhi. Representatives from 17 countries...

Ghani, Abbasi Vow to Put up Joint Front against Terror

Ghani, Abbasi Vow to Put  up Joint Front against Terror

August 09, 2017

PESHAWAR - In their maiden telephonic contact, President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have vowed to work together to deal with common...

President Vows to Avenge Sar-I-Pul Massacre

President Vows to  Avenge Sar-I-Pul Massacre

August 09, 2017

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday vowed to avenge the massacre of innocent people in the Sayyad district of northern Sar-i-Pul province. Addressing a gathering on Anti-Corruption...

3 Cabinet Picks Introduced to Wolesi Jirga for Trust Votes

3 Cabinet Picks  Introduced to Wolesi Jirga for Trust Votes

August 08, 2017

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s three nominees for cabinet slots were introduced to the Wolesi Jirga for votes of confidence on Monday. Based on Ghani’s decrees...

21 Million Voter Cards to be Declared Void: IEC

21 Million Voter Cards to be Declared Void: IEC

August 05, 2017

JALALABAD – Independent Election Commission (IEC) commissioner Rafiullah Bidar on Sunday said only eligible people would be able to cast their votes in future elections through biometric...

US Reaffirms Support for Afghan Reconciliation

US Reaffirms Support for Afghan Reconciliation

August 08, 2017

KABUL - America’s acting assistant secretary for South and Central Asian affairs and acting special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Alice Wells have...

Pakistan to Work with Afghanistan for Regional Security, Stability:PM

Pakistan to Work with Afghanistan for Regional Security, Stability:PM

August 08, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday said that terrorism was a common threat for both the countries and Pakistan would work with Afghanistan for security and stability...