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Dutch Police Identify Amsterdam Stabbing Suspect as 19-Year-Old Afghan

Dutch Police Identify Amsterdam Stabbing Suspect as 19-Year-Old Afghan

September 02, 2018

AMSTERDAM - Dutch police said a man who stabbed and seriously injured two people at Amsterdam’s main train station on Friday was a 19-year-old Afghan with a German residence ...

Muslimyar Stoutly Supports China’s Belt and Road Project

Muslimyar Stoutly Supports  China’s Belt and Road Project

September 02, 2018

KABUL - Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar has asked the Chinese leadership to give special importance to Afghanistan’s geo-political position under ...

China: More than “the World’s Factory”

China: More than “the World’s Factory”

September 02, 2018

Almost all provinces and cities of China unfold the story of reform and opening-up began in 1978 by Chinese reformists led by Deng

China Says it is Helping Afghanistan with Defense, Counterterrorism

China Says it is Helping  Afghanistan with Defense, Counterterrorism

September 01, 2018

BEIJING - China’s defense ministry said on Thursday that it was supporting Afghanistan’s defense and counterterrorism efforts, a day after Beijing denied ...

Williamson in Kabul Vows to Bolster Afghan Forces

Williamson in Kabul Vows  to Bolster Afghan Forces

September 01, 2018

KABUL - A high level British security delegation led by defense secretary Gavin Williamson arrived on a surprise visit in Kabul yesterday and met...

Pentagon Sees Signs of Improvement with Taliban

Pentagon Sees  Signs of Improvement with Taliban

September 01, 2018

KABUL - A senior official of the US Defense Department has said that signs of improvement have been seen in talks with the Taliban as he addressed a debate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace...

Identities of 22m People Entered into System: PRD

Identities of 22m People  Entered into System: PRD

September 01, 2018

KABUL - The Population Registration Department (PRD) on Thursday said five million new paper identity cards were issued to people during the past six months, amid claims ...

Russia ‘Monitoring’ Afghan-Tajik Border

Russia ‘Monitoring’ Afghan-Tajik Border

September 01, 2018

MOSCOW - Russia’s Foreign Ministry says the Russian government is closely monitoring the development of the situation on the Afghan-Tajik border...

IEC Says Early Election Campaigns Illegal

IEC Says Early Election  Campaigns Illegal

September 01, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Friday that early campaigning for parliamentary elections is in contravention of the election law. The commission ...

Pence, Ghani Talk Afghan Elections & Peace Process

Pence, Ghani Talk Afghan  Elections & Peace Process

August 30, 2018

KABUL - US Vice President Mike Pence and President Ashraf Ghani have conferred on issues of mutual interest, including an Afghan-led peace process...

Afghanistan, India to Hold High Level Meetings in Near Future

Afghanistan, India to Hold High Level Meetings in Near Future

August 30, 2018

KABUL - High-level engagements between New Delhi and Kabul will commence soon between the officials of the two countries, a statement from the National Security Council ...

Candidates Hit the Campaign Trail Ahead of Schedule

Candidates Hit the  Campaign Trail Ahead  of Schedule

August 30, 2018

KABUL - A number of Wolesi Jirga candidates have launched campaign by displaying their portraits in cites and electoral symbols on social media ahead of schedule...

Privatizing Afghanistan War Not a Wise Idea: Mattis

Privatizing Afghanistan  War Not a Wise Idea: Mattis

August 30, 2018

WASHINGTON - The US Defense Secretary James Mattis pushed back on the idea of privatizing the war in Afghanistan on Tuesday, weeks after US President Donald Trump's national ...

Political Parties’ Supporters Block Main Kabul Roads

Political Parties’ Supporters  Block Main Kabul Roads

August 30, 2018

KABUL - Supporters and representatives of political parties have closed main roads in different parts of capital Kabul to press the government to accept their election-related ...

MoU Signed for €18.058m Socio-Economic Project to be Implemented Along Kabul River

MoU Signed for €18.058m Socio-Economic  Project to be Implemented Along Kabul River

August 30, 2018

KABUL - A Memorandum of Understanding was signed for the implementation of a project for social, economic, and environmental development in the areas located along Kabul River...

Afghanistan Promotes Regional Cooperation on Combatting Human Trafficking

Afghanistan Promotes  Regional Cooperation on  Combatting Human Trafficking

August 29, 2018

Kabul – The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has co-organized a second regional forum bringing together non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan...

UNSC Asks Taliban to Enter Peace Negotiations with Kabul

UNSC Asks Taliban to Enter  Peace Negotiations with Kabul

August 29, 2018

KABUL - The United Nations Security Council has called for the Taliban to reciprocate without delay President Ashraf Ghani’s offer of a ceasefire...

Call to Bring Afghan Businessmen Under Tax Net

Call to Bring Afghan  Businessmen Under Tax Net

August 29, 2018

PESHAWAR - Pakistani exporters have called for imposing taxes on Afghan businessmen or expelling them from the country.
In the prevailing situation, local...

$5.6m Canadian Project for Afghan Women Panned

$5.6m Canadian Project  for Afghan Women Panned

August 29, 2018

KABUL - A $5.6 million Canadian-funded project for boosting women's capacity to influence decision-making processes has come in for flak...

Kandahar to Export 20,000 Tons of Grapes this Year

Kandahar to Export 20,000 Tons of Grapes this Year

August 29, 2018

KANDAHAR CITY - Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials in southern Kandahar province expect exports of above 20,000 tons of grapes to foreign countries this year ...

Wolesi Jirga: Polls in Ghazni May be Delayed

Wolesi Jirga: Polls in Ghazni May  be Delayed

August 29, 2018

KABUL -  Wolesi Jirga elections in southern Ghazni province and national-wide district council polls would be held four months after the October 20 elections as per the law ...

Ghani Wants Youth to Work for Afghanistan’s Bright Future

Ghani Wants Youth to Work for Afghanistan’s Bright Future

August 28, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Monday asked the rising Afghan generation to work for the future of their country and change people’s lives with their ...

Russia, Tajikistan Deny Any Air Attack in Afghan Border Clash

Russia, Tajikistan Deny Any Air Attack in Afghan Border Clash

August 28, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan officials said on Monday a Tajik or Russian aircraft had bombed a northeastern Afghan border district during a clash between gunmen and Tajik ...

Abdullah Praises Atmar, ‘Sorry about’ His Resignation

Abdullah Praises Atmar,  ‘Sorry about’ His Resignation

August 28, 2018

KABUL - Addressing the Council of Ministers Meeting, the CEO said Atmar had been a strong and capable manager.
National Unity Government (NUG) CEO Abdullah ...

Uzbek FM Meets with Afghan Leaders in Kabul

Uzbek FM Meets with  Afghan Leaders in Kabul

August 28, 2018

KABUL - The Presidential Palace said Ghani and Kamilov also discussed the peace process and the need for regional stability.
Uzbekistan foreign minister Abdulaziz ...

Situation in Ghazni City Back to Normal: UN

Situation in Ghazni  City Back to Normal: UN

August 28, 2018

KABUL - The situation in Ghazni City, which came under multipronged attack from Taliban on August 10, has returned to normal, says a UN agency...

Afghan President Ghani Rejects Resignations of Top Security Officials

Afghan President Ghani Rejects Resignations of Top Security Officials

August 27, 2018

KABUL - The resignations from Defence Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami and Interior Minister Wais Barmak, as well as Masoom Stanekzai, the head of the National Directorate of Security ...

Afghan Leaders Meet Croatian President in Kabul

Afghan Leaders Meet Croatian President in Kabul

August 27, 2018

KABUL - The president and his Croatian counterpart discussed a range of issues including the war on terrorism and elections.
Afghan leaders met with Croation President...

Hamdullah Mohib Takes Over as New NSA

Hamdullah Mohib  Takes Over as New NSA

August 27, 2018

KABUL - Ghani said that he has instructed the security agencies to keep in place Hanif Atmar’s security measures.
President Ashraf Ghani officially ...

Terrorism ‘a Common Global Threat’: Abdullah

Terrorism ‘a Common  Global Threat’: Abdullah

August 27, 2018

KABUL  - Abdullah met with visiting Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović in Kabul and thanked troops from his country for assisting the Afghan forces as part of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission...

Committee to Assess Suggestions about Poll Transparency

Committee to Assess Suggestions  about Poll Transparency

August 27, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday ordered the creation of a committee comprised of government figures and representatives of political parties to assess suggestions ...

Atmar Resigned Over Differences with Ghani: Ex-Govt Officials

Atmar Resigned Over  Differences with Ghani:  Ex-Govt Officials

August 27, 2018

KABUL - In reaction to Saturday’s sudden resignation of Afghanistan's National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar, some former government officials on Sunday...

Hanif Atmar Resigns over ‘Serious Differences’

Hanif Atmar Resigns  over ‘Serious Differences’

August 26, 2018

KABUL - The national security adviser said he is stepping down due to "serious differences over policies and approaches at the top level of government "...

Daesh Ideology Takes Root in Afghanistan: U.S. Ambassador to UN

Daesh Ideology Takes Root in Afghanistan: U.S. Ambassador to UN

August 26, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley has told the UN Security Council that the Islamic State (IS)-Daesh group’s ideology has taken root in new ...

Ghani Calls for Entire Security Cabinet to Step Down

Ghani Calls for Entire Security Cabinet to Step Down

August 26, 2018

KABUL - Reasons given for the call for resignations include this week's rocket attack on Presidential Palace, the recent Ghazni attack and increasing ANDSF casualty toll...