Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, November 21st, 2019

WJ Reviews 2014 Budget

WJ Reviews 2014 Budget

December 01, 2013

KABUL - Wolesi Jirga (WJ), Lower House of Parliament, on Saturday reviewed the draft budget for 2014. During their assessment, the issue of underused or misused government budgets ...

Aid Workers in Afghanistan Increasingly Under Threat: UN

Aid Workers in Afghanistan  Increasingly Under Threat: UN

December 01, 2013

KABUL - Aid workers in Afghanistan are increasingly under threat, the United Nations said on Saturday, calling it a worrying trend as most U.S.-led troops prepare to leave the country at the ...

No pact signing until arbitrary acts end: Karzai

No pact signing until arbitrary acts end: Karzai

November 30, 2013

KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has said "for as long as arbitrary acts and oppression of foreign forces continue, the security agreement with the United States will not be

HPC to Attend Islamic Conference in Saudi Arabia

HPC to Attend Islamic Conference in Saudi Arabia

November 30, 2013

Spokesman for the High Peace Council (HPC) Maulavi Shahzada Shahid said that a delegation from the Council would be attending a gathering in Saudi Arabia of religious scholars representing the ...

Meet Our Terms for BSA Signing, Karzai Tells US

Meet Our Terms for  BSA Signing, Karzai Tells US

November 28, 2013

KABUL - Showing little flexibility, President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said that the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) could not be signed unilaterally, asking the United States to consider the ...

Pakistan Frees 3 more Taliban Leaders

Pakistan Frees 3 more Taliban  Leaders

November 28, 2013

KABUL - The Pakistan government has freed three more Afghan insurgent figures, including Taliban supreme leader Mullah Muhammad Omar's secretary, in an effort to promote peace in Afghanistan, media ...

Early Accord Inking Vital to Cooperation: Cunningham

Early Accord Inking Vital to Cooperation: Cunningham

November 28, 2013

HERAT CITY - United States Ambassador to Afghanistan James B. Cunningham on Wednesday underlined the need for early signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Kabul and ...

Parliament Calls for BSA, Questions Karzai

Parliament Calls  for BSA, Questions Karzai

November 28, 2013

KABUL - Proponents of the Kabul-Washington security pact in Parliament came out in full force on Wednesday, calling for the agreement to be signed immediately and warning of catastrophe if it ...

Karzai Not Willing to Ink BSA:WH

Karzai Not Willing to Ink BSA:WH

November 27, 2013

WASHINGTON - The United States is ready to sign the bilateral security agreement in coming days, National Security Advisor Susan Rice has told President Hamid Karzai, but the later insisted ...

Senate Drops Tribe Name, Religion from CNIC

Senate Drops  Tribe Name,  Religion from CNIC

November 27, 2013

KABUL - The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday approved some more provisions of a draft law on population census, but decided against mentioning tribe’s name, penname and religion in ...

AIHRC Seeks End to Culture of Impunity

AIHRC Seeks End to Culture of Impunity

November 26, 2013

KABUL - The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Monday voiced its grave concern over women’s continuing plight, including murder, rape and summary ...

Jirga on BSA: Karzai’s Move Seen as A Flop

Jirga on BSA: Karzai’s Move Seen as A Flop

November 26, 2013

KABUL - Political analysts and lawmakers on Monday accused President Hamid Karzai of resorting to delaying tactics on signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) in an effort to ...

Presidential Runners’ Names Placed on Ballot Paper

Presidential Runners’ Names Placed  on Ballot Paper

November 26, 2013

KABUL - A lucky draw, organized by the Independent Election Commission (’IEC), on Monday gave each candidate for the 2014 presidential elections a place on the ballot ...

Rice to Meet Karzai in Kabul

Rice to Meet  Karzai in Kabul

November 26, 2013

KABUL - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice has arrived in Afghanistan and will meet with President Hamid Karzai, the White House said on ...

Jirga Endorses BSA

Jirga Endorses BSA

November 25, 2013

KABUL - Afghan tribal elites concluded a four-day Loya Jirga on Sunday, endorsing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States, which allows a residual U.S. troops to remain ...

Karzai Looking Out for Himself: Abdullah

Karzai Looking Out for Himself: Abdullah

November 25, 2013

KABUL - Presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has argued that recent statements and moves by President Hamid Karzai indicate he is abusing the security pact negotiation process and preparations ...

Mujadadi Claims He Will Leave Afghanistan if BSA Not Signed

Mujadadi Claims He Will Leave Afghanistan if BSA Not Signed

November 25, 2013

KABUL - On the last day of the Loya Jirga in Kabul, on Sunday, the gathering's Chairman, Sebghatullah Mujadadi, said that if President Hamid Karzai did not follow the Jirga's recommendation ...

IEC Announces Final List of Candidates

IEC Announces Final List of Candidates

November 21, 2013

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (’IEC) announced the final lists of presidential and provincial candidates on Wednesday, a day after the electoral watchdog announced completion ...

UN Welcomes Final List of Candidates

UN Welcomes Final List of Candidates

November 21, 2013

KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Wednesday welcomed the announcement of the final list of candidates for the 2014 presidential and provincial council ...

Loya Jirga to Approve BSA, Hopes White House

Loya Jirga to Approve BSA, Hopes White House

November 21, 2013

WASHINGTON - The White House on Tuesday said negotiations on BSA were still going on even as the general agreement had been in place since last month when Secretary of State John Kerry travelled to ...

Kabul All Set to Host Jirga on US Security Deal

Kabul All Set to Host Jirga on US Security Deal

November 21, 2013

KABUL - Kabul will host an epoch-making consultative Loya Jirga from Thursday (tomorrow) to Sunday to debate the nitty-gritty of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US and advise the ...

No Exit Policy, India Assures Afghanistan

No Exit Policy, India Assures Afghanistan

November 19, 2013

NEW DELHI - India on Monday assured Afghanistan that its $2 billion humanitarian aid pledge was just the beginning of a process to reach out to the provinces and districts of the war-torn ...

Civil Society Sees No Need for Loya Jirga

Civil Society Sees No Need for Loya Jirga

November 19, 2013

KABUL - Afghanistan’s Civil Society Network (ACSN) on Monday said there was no need to convene a Loya Jirga on the security pact with the US in the presence of ...

Days before Jirga, Negotiations Over BSA Hit Wall

Days before Jirga, Negotiations Over BSA Hit Wall

November 19, 2013

KABUL - Just three days before the Loya Jirga begins discussing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), Afghan and U.S. officials told The New York Times the negotiations are in a deadlock over the issue of ...

India to Hold Conference on Business with Afghanistan

India to Hold  Conference on  Business with  Afghanistan

November 18, 2013

KABUL - A two-day conference entitled "Trade With Afghanistan" is set to begin in New Delhi, India on Monday. Janan Mosazai, the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

Karzai Approves List of Jirga Participants

Karzai Approves  List of Jirga Participants

November 18, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai approved the list of the Loya Jirga participants on Sunday. The event is expected to begin on Thursday at the Polytechnic University in Kabul, with some 3,000 leaders from ...

Regional Efforts for Afghan Stability Stressed

Regional Efforts for Afghan Stability Stressed

November 18, 2013

KABUL - Representatives of Afghan and regional countries’ policy groups on Sunday signed a joint declaration calling for peace and stability in Afghanistan, officials ...

Senators to Boycott Jirga

Senators to Boycott Jirga

November 18, 2013

KABUL - A number of Afghan Senators on Sunday have voiced criticisms of the upcoming Loya Jirga and said that they would not participate in the ...

Officials Meddling in Polls to Be Sacked: Karzai

Officials  Meddling in Polls to Be Sacked: Karzai

November 17, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Saturday asked government officials and foreigners not to middle in presidential and provincial elections, warning violators of removal from ...

Karzai Stresses Iran’s Role in Afghanistan’s Stability, Development

Karzai Stresses Iran’s Role in Afghanistan’s  Stability, Development

November 17, 2013

TEHRAN - President Hamid Kazai, in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour in Kabul, underlined the importance of talks and ...

New Partnership with Afghans in Sight: Kerry

New Partnership with  Afghans in Sight: Kerry

November 17, 2013

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday said they were closer than ever to completing a new partnership agreement, which would define the long term relationship between Kabul and ...

Opium Crop Cultivation Rises A Record 36 Per Cent: Survey

Opium Crop Cultivation Rises A Record 36 Per Cent: Survey

November 16, 2013

KABUL – Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan rose 36 per cent in 2013, a record high, according to the 2013 Afghan opium survey released in Kabul by the Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the ...

Final Candidate List Delayed: ECC

Final  Candidate List Delayed: ECC

November 16, 2013

KABUL - The final list of eligible Presidential and Provincial Council candidates of the spring elections was scheduled to be released on Saturday, November ...

Women’s Turnout Weak in Voter Registration Third Round: IEC

Women’s Turnout  Weak in Voter  Registration Third Round: IEC

November 16, 2013

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said after the third round of the voter registration process ended on November 11 that turnout from Afghan women had been disappointingly ...

Afghanistan, Anti-Terror Measures Dominate RIC Meeting: Salman

Afghanistan, Anti-Terror Measures Dominate RIC Meeting: Salman

November 12, 2013

NEW DEHLI - Terming the situation in Afghanistan as the "greatest concern" for the region, India along with Russia and China demanded "additional measures" from the ...