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‘Wolesi Jirga Elections Go Successful in Kandahar’

‘Wolesi Jirga Elections Go Successful in Kandahar’

October 28, 2018

KABUL - Voting in the delayed Wolesi Jirga polls went successfully without any problem in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, officials said...

Envoy Says Uzbekistan will Mediate Afghan Peace Talks

Envoy Says  Uzbekistan will Mediate Afghan Peace Talks

October 28, 2018

KABUL -  Uzbekistan is undertaking efforts hoping to bring Taliban to negotiations table with the Afghan government to start peace talks and end the current war in Afghanistan ...

Afghanistan to Export Pine Nuts Directly to China

Afghanistan to Export  Pine Nuts Directly to China

October 28, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan will soon open three air corridors with China to export goods to China, particularly pine nuts, office of the senior advisor to President Ashraf Ghani in Banking ...

Survey Finds Unprecedented Pessimism in Afghanistan

Survey Finds Unprecedented  Pessimism in Afghanistan

October 28, 2018

KABUL - Afghans are voicing unprecedented levels of pessimism as hopes fade for the war-torn country's future, a US survey said Friday...

Woman, Teenage Boy Separately Killed in Faryab

Woman, Teenage Boy  Separately Killed in Faryab

October 28, 2018

MAIMANA CITY - A heavily pregnant woman was stabbed to death by his son in northern Faryab province, where a teenage boy was found dead inside a water well...

Seventh Security Dialogue Opens in Herat

Seventh Security Dialogue Opens in Herat

October 27, 2018

Uzbekistan representative says Tashkent will continue its cooperation with Afghanistan in peace, connectivity and trade.
HERAT - Delegates from various ...

Over 13,000 Complaints Lodged During Elections

Over 13,000 Complaints Lodged During Elections

October 27, 2018

KABUL - Statistics show that more than 13,000 complaints have been received by the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC), elections watchdogs and TOLOnews ...

US Coordinates Peace Efforts with Afghan Government

US Coordinates Peace Efforts with Afghan Government

October 27, 2018

KABUL - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reiterated support for a political and peaceful solution to the conflict in Afghanistan continued assistance to Afghan ...

Cabinet Approves 1398 Fiscal Year’s Draft Budget in Principle

Cabinet Approves  1398 Fiscal Year’s Draft  Budget in Principle

October 27, 2018

KABUL - The Cabinet has approved the draft annual budget for the Afghan calendar fiscal year 1398, which begins on March 22.
A statement from the Presidential ...

OSCE Supports Visit of Tajik and Afghan Border Security and Management Representatives to Japan

OSCE Supports Visit of Tajik and  Afghan Border Security and Management  Representatives to Japan

October 27, 2018

DUSHANBAI - Delegations from Tajikistan and Afghanistan led, respectively, by the Commander of the Border Troops of Tajikistan, Colonel-General Rajabali Rahmonali ...

Ghani Asks Islamabad to Extradite Kandahar Attack Plotters to Kabul

Ghani Asks Islamabad  to Extradite Kandahar  Attack Plotters to Kabul

October 25, 2018

KANDAHAR CITY - President Ashraf Ghani has said the assassination of Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq had been planned inside Pakistan and asked Islamabad to handover the plotter ...

CEO and US Envoy Discuss Parliamentary Elections

CEO and US Envoy Discuss Parliamentary Elections

October 25, 2018

KABUL - National Unity Government CEO Abdullah Abdullah visited the US ambassador to Afghanistan John R. Bass and both sides discussed parliamentary elections, and political ...

UNSC Commends Participation, Courage of Afghans in Voting Process

UNSC Commends Participation, Courage of Afghans in Voting Process

October 25, 2018

KABUL - The members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) have welcomed the Saturday’s parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, calling ...

Pakistan Must Make Sincere Efforts to Curb Terrorism on Afghan Border: Mike Pompeo

Pakistan Must Make  Sincere Efforts to Curb Terrorism  on Afghan Border: Mike Pompeo

October 25, 2018

WASHINGTON - Pakistan will be held responsible if they do not make sincere efforts to curb terrorism on their western border with Afghanistan, US Secretary ...

U.S., Gulf States Blacklist Afghan Taliban, Iranian Officers for Terrorist Financing

U.S., Gulf States Blacklist Afghan Taliban, Iranian Officers for Terrorist Financing

October 25, 2018

WASHINGOTN - A seven-country group set up to combat the international financing of terrorists has blacklisted nine individuals associated with Afghanistan’s Taliban ...

Decades of War Shatter Afghanistan’s Glassblowing Craft

Decades of War Shatter  Afghanistan’s Glassblowing Craft

October 25, 2018

KABUL - Hunched and shrivelled, Afghan glassblower Ghulam Sakhi deftly blows and twirls molten glass into delicate blue and green goblets and vases -- a craft passed down ...

Voter Turnout Was Testimony to the People’s Resolve : Vice President Sarwar Danish

Voter  Turnout  Was Testimony to the  People’s Resolve : Vice President Sarwar Danish

October 24, 2018

KABUL - Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Monday applauded his fellow countrymen for having used their right to vote on Saturday and Sunday and said the ...

President Ghani Arrives in Kandahar after Thursday Attack

President Ghani  Arrives in Kandahar after Thursday Attack

October 24, 2018

KANDAHAR CITY - President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday arrived in southern Kandahar province at the head of high-level delegation, an official said...

Senators Want Clean and Fraudulent Votes Separated

Senators Want Clean and Fraudulent Votes Separated

October 24, 2018

KABUL - Some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday praised people’s massive participation in the lower house elections, but demanded separation of clean votes from ...

Iran, India and Afghanistan need Regional Transit Union

Iran, India and Afghanistan need Regional Transit Union

October 24, 2018

TEHRAN - The managing director of the Ports and Maritime Organization has considered it necessary to form a regional transport and transit union between the three ...

Nearly 500 Uplift Projects Implement Nation-Wide

Nearly 500 Uplift Projects  Implement Nation-Wide

October 24, 2018

KABUL - Minister of Rural Development and Rehabilitation Mujiburrahman Karimi on Tuesday said 498 development project worth $51 million has been implemented...

Afghan Leaders Say Election Turnout Shows Voters Are Rejecting the Taliban

Afghan Leaders Say  Election Turnout Shows Voters Are Rejecting the Taliban

October 23, 2018

KABUL - Senior Afghan officials have praised voters who cast ballots in weekend parliamentary elections that were plagued by violence and organizational problems, saying . . .

Taliban Failed to Disrupt Elections: Abdullah

Taliban Failed to Disrupt Elections: Abdullah

October 23, 2018

KABUL - National Unity Government’s CEO Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said that the aim of the enemies to stop elections did not work and the Taliban must ...

Around 4 Million People Voted, Says IEC Chief

Around 4 Million People Voted, Says IEC Chief

October 23, 2018

KABUL - the chairman of the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) Abdul Badi Sayyad on Monday said that almost four million Afghans in 32 . . .

NATO, India Congratulate Afghanistan on Successful Elections

NATO, India Congratulate  Afghanistan on Successful Elections

October 23, 2018

KABUL - NATO and India have commended the people of Afghanistan for October 20 elections in which millions of people exercised their democratic right...

OIC Secretary General to Visit Afghanistan in Near Future

OIC Secretary General to Visit  Afghanistan in Near Future

October 23, 2018

KABUL - The Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) Secretary General Yousef Al-Othaimeen has accepted President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s invitation to visit ...

Raziq’s Killer Made Phone Call Moments before Shooting: NDS

Raziq’s Killer Made Phone Call Moments before Shooting: NDS

October 23, 2018

KABUL - The NDS chief Massoom Stanekzai on Monday confirmed that the Kandahar provincial governor’s bodyguard who killed Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq ...

President Praises Security Forces for Polls Security

President Praises Security Forces for Polls Security

October 22, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday praised security forces, including intelligence, for security of the Wolesi Jirga elections across the country...

Afghans Vote for 2nd Day after Attacks, Technical Issues

Afghans Vote for  2nd Day after Attacks, Technical Issues

October 22, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan's parliamentary elections entered a second day after delays caused by violence and technical issues, as a roadside bomb killed nearly a dozen . . .

Huge Turnout a Strong Message to Enemies: Mohib

Huge Turnout  a Strong Message to  Enemies: Mohib

October 22, 2018

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib on Saturday said the Afghans’ vast participation in the parliamentary elections showed the enemies . . .

AIHRC Praises Voters’ Active Participation in Polls

AIHRC Praises Voters’  Active Participation in Polls

October 22, 2018

KABUL - The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Saturday praised people’s active participation in the country’s parliamentary elections

Vice President Sarwar Danish Praises People for High Electoral Turn out

Vice President Sarwar Danish Praises People for High Electoral Turn out

October 22, 2018

KABUL – Vice President Sarwar Danish on Saturday praised Afghan People for High turnout to the Wolesi Jirga elections across the country. He termed the high and ...

Over 5,500 Complaints, Reports Landed in IECC

Over 5,500 Complaints,  Reports Landed in IECC

October 22, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Complaint Commission (IECC) on Sunday termed the October 20 polls as challenging and said 5,547 compliant have so far landed in ...

Elections a National Process and Belong to All: Vice President Sarwar Danish

Elections a National Process and Belong to All: Vice President Sarwar Danish

October 18, 2018

KABUL - Second vice-president Sarwar Danish on Tuesday urged the people of Afghanistan to fully participate in the upcoming Wolesi Jirga elections...

Khalil Karzai Steps Down as Deputy Foreign Minister

Khalil Karzai Steps Down as Deputy Foreign Minister

October 18, 2018

KABUL - The deputy foreign minister, Hikmat Khalil Karzai on Wednesday resigned from his position, citing differences with government the only reason of ...