Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, January 20th, 2018

UN Calls Attack on Civilians in Kabul Heinous and Cowardly

UN Calls Attack on  Civilians in Kabul  Heinous and Cowardly

December 30, 2017

KABUL - The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the “heinous and cowardly” terrorist attacks that took place in Kabul on Thursday, killing more than 40 people and injuring...

Afghanistan Expedites Efforts for Implementation of TAPI

Afghanistan Expedites Efforts  for Implementation of TAPI

December 30, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) on Thursday said that with the implementation of TAPI project in Afghanistan in 2018, the government will create three operational centers in...

Female Afghan Army Officers Complete Training in Turkey

Female Afghan Army Officers  Complete Training in Turkey

December 30, 2017

ANTALYA - Some 75 female Afghan commissioned officers successfully completed Friday a military training program in Turkey. The officers received their certificates in a graduation ceremony...

Watchdog Labels 2017 Second Deadliest Year for Journalists

Watchdog Labels  2017 Second Deadliest Year for Journalists

December 30, 2017

KABUL – The open media supporting organizations say government has been involved in many incidents of violence against journalists during this year. NAI, an organization supporting open media...

Experts Eye New Chance for Warmer Pakistan-Afghanistan Ties

Experts Eye New Chance for Warmer Pakistan-Afghanistan Ties

December 30, 2017

ISLAMABAD - As a trilateral foreign ministers meeting among Afghanistan, China and Pakistan concluded in Beijing recently with focuses on cementing relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan...

Sayyaf Warns Against Negative Outcomes of Ghani-Noor Rift

Sayyaf Warns Against Negative Outcomes of Ghani-Noor Rift

December 30, 2017

KABUL - Former jihadi leader and head of the Council for Protection and Stability in Afghanistan, Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf, said the political rift between the Presidential Palace and Atta Mohammad...

Afghanistan, India Establish Second Air Trade Corridor

Afghanistan, India  Establish Second Air Trade Corridor

December 28, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan and India on Wednesday launched second air corridor for trade, bypassing Pakistan. The Kabul-Mumbai air corridor is expected to fetch millions of dollars for Afghan exporters...

Religious Scholars Urge Govt to Open Office for Taliban in Kabul

Religious Scholars Urge Govt to  Open Office for Taliban in Kabul

December 28, 2017

>KABUL - A number of religious scholars on Wednesday suggested President Ashraf Ghani should consider allowing the Taliban to open a political office in Kabul. They said that the opening of...

Former US President Warns of Social Media Dangers

Former US President Warns of Social Media Dangers

December 28, 2017

WASHIGNTON - Former US President Barack Obama in an discussion with Britain's Prince Harry said he was concerned social media was "corroding civil discourse", AFP reported...

Soviet Invasion ‘a Black Day in our History:’ MPs

Soviet Invasion ‘a Black Day in our History:’ MPs

December 28, 2017

KABUL - As Wednesday marked the 38th anniversary of the former Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan, a number of Wolesi Jirga or lower house members termed

IEC Warns of Further Delay in Parliamentary Elections

IEC Warns of Further Delay  in Parliamentary Elections

December 28, 2017

KABUL - A delay in the appointment of new Independent Election Commission (IEC) members and uncertainty about fate of its secretary may set back Wolesi Jirga and district council polls...

Many Bonded Child Laborers Work in Takhar Salt Mine

Many Bonded Child Laborers  Work in Takhar Salt Mine

December 28, 2017

TALOQAN - Mehrabuddin (not his real name), a 12-year-old boy, transfers salt rocks on two donkeys from dawn to dusk every day to pay off loan his father took two years ago in Namak Ab district...

Beijing Meeting Stresses Economic, Security Cooperation

Beijing Meeting Stresses Economic, Security  Cooperation

December 27, 2017

BEIJING – Improvement of Afghanistan-Pakistan relations was high on the agenda of a meeting of the foreign ministers from the two and China in Beijing on Tuesday.Foreign ministers of Afghanistan...

Public-Private Partnership Only Solution to Joblessness: Zaki

Public-Private Partnership Only  Solution to Joblessness: Zaki

December 27, 2017

BEIJING - Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) officials on Tuesday asked the government to come up with measures to overcome increasing joblessness and decreasing investment...

Russian Security Chief Says Economic Development Key to Afghanistan Overcoming Woes

Russian Security Chief Says Economic  Development Key to Afghanistan Overcoming Woes

December 27, 2017

MOSCOW - Russia anticipates economic development and the implementation of joint ventures will help improve the current dismal state that Afghanistan is still mired in, Russian Security Council...

Afghanistan’s Situation Would Worsen without US Troops: Putin

Afghanistan’s Situation Would Worsen without US Troops: Putin

December 27, 2017

MOSCOW - Putin says Taliban troops are positioned along Afghanistan’s border with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said that the...

Afghanistan Could Join $57b CPEC: Chinese FM

Afghanistan Could Join  $57b CPEC: Chinese FM

December 27, 2017

BEIJING - Afghanistan will be considered for inclusion in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Beijing hinted on Tuesday. The $57 billion project is part of China's ambitious Belt and...

MoF Collects 169 Billion Afs in National Revenue

MoF Collects 169 Billion  Afs in National Revenue

December 27, 2017

KABUL - Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Monday said this year they have collected over 169 billion AFs in national revenue which is more than the target specified by the International Monetary Fund...

On 1st Anniversary, JCMG Announces Addressing 71 Cases

On 1st Anniversary, JCMG Announces Addressing 71 Cases

December 25, 2017

KABUL - Speakers at a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the creation of the Joint Committee of Media and Government (JCMG) on Sunday said a number of media outlets were forced to embrace...

MoD Accuses Pakistan of 'Leading Daesh' Fighters Locally

MoD Accuses Pakistan of 'Leading Daesh' Fighters Locally

December 25, 2017

KABUL - Minister of Interior Wais Ahmad Barmak on Sunday said there is no solid evidence to prove that helicopters dropped off supplies to Daesh militants and other insurgent groups, but added...

US Marines to Return to Helmand after three Year Absence

US Marines to Return  to Helmand after three Year Absence

December 25, 2017

KABUL - Helmand governor on Sunday said a delegation of the United States (US) Navy visited the province on Saturday to assess the situation ahead of a US Marine deployment.  Helmand governor...

CEO Commends ICC Role in Boosting Afghan Economy

CEO Commends  ICC Role in Boosting Afghan Economy

December 25, 2017

KABUL - The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has voiced its willingness to support Afghanistan’s private and public sectors. ICC members met Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah...

Construction of TAPI’s Afghan Section to be Launched in February

Construction of TAPI’s Afghan  Section to be Launched in February

December 25, 2017

ASHGABAT - The foundation laying ceremony of the Afghan section of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline is planned to be held in the second half of February 2018...

Atta Noor Lashes out at Fellow Jamiat Member CEO Abdullah

Atta Noor Lashes out at Fellow Jamiat Member CEO Abdullah

December 24, 2017

KABUL – In a speech in Balkh, the provincial governor said he is not stepping down from his post and called Abdullah “a snake up everyone’s sleeve”. Addressing participants...

Police Should Use Legal Authority Against Criminals: Barmak

Police Should Use Legal Authority Against Criminals: Barmak

December 24, 2017

KABUL - Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak on Saturday asked police to treat suspected criminals in custody in line with their legal authority. Barmak, who attended a ceremony at the Kabul Police...

Moscow Warns Daesh Fighters Fleeing Syria, Iraq for Afghanistan

Moscow Warns Daesh Fighters  Fleeing Syria, Iraq for Afghanistan

December 24, 2017

MOSCOW - Daesh has over 10,000 fighters in Afghanistan - many of whom fled Syria and Iraq this year -  Russia's head of the Middle East department at the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday...

Govt to Enforce Environmental Laws

Govt to Enforce  Environmental Laws

December 24, 2017

KABUL - People found guilty of breaking the environmental laws will now face prison time and in the event of someone dying, they could get the death penalty. President Ashraf Ghani has issued...

Clear Strategy Needed to Attract Investment

Clear Strategy Needed to Attract Investment

December 24, 2017

KABUL - Businessmen have said that along with the lack of security, the absence of a clear strategy to attract investment is also to blame for the economic recession in Afghanistan.They are firm...

Pence Reassure US Continued Support to Afghanistan

Pence Reassure US Continued Support to Afghanistan

December 23, 2017

KABUL - US Vice President Mike Pence during a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has reaffirmed Washington’s full support for peace, stability and economic development of...

Tadamichi Calls for Timely, Credible Poll in Afghanistan

Tadamichi Calls for Timely, Credible Poll in Afghanistan

December 23, 2017

KABUL - UN Secretary General Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto has said holding of timely, credible, and accepted elections was indispensable to maintain the...

RSM Troop Levels Being Increased: NATO Chief

RSM Troop Levels Being Increased: NATO Chief

December 23, 2017

KABUL - NATO is increasing the number of troops serving in the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan, the alliance chief says. In Afghanistan we have transitioned from combat...

Afghanistan, China, Pakistan FMs Meet on Dec 26

Afghanistan, China, Pakistan  FMs Meet on Dec 26

December 23, 2017

KABUL - The China-Afghanistan-Pakistan trilateral Foreign Ministers’ dialogue to reduce tension Kabul and Islamabad will be held in Beijing on December 26, a media report said on Friday...

UN Report Cites Progress, Challenges in Afghanistan

UN Report Cites  Progress, Challenges in Afghanistan

December 23, 2017

KABUL - The report was the topic for a series of speeches at the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, with hopes raised that several international efforts to bridge political divides may eventually...

Kazakhstan Willing to Invest in Cereal Warehouses

Kazakhstan Willing to Invest  in Cereal Warehouses

December 23, 2017

KABUL - Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said on Wednesday that currently Afghanistan’s strategic warehouse capacity for cereal is estimated...

No Military Solution to Afghan Conflict: UN Chief

No Military Solution to Afghan Conflict: UN Chief

December 21, 2017

KABUL - Only a negotiated settlement could bring lasting peace and stability to Afghanistan and the region, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said. There is no military solution...