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Suicide Bomber Kills 13, Including Women, Outside Afghan Ministry

Suicide Bomber Kills 13, Including Women, Outside Afghan Ministry

June 12, 2018

KABUL  - A suicide bomber killed 13 people and wounded more 25 during rush hour on Monday at the entrance to Afghanistan’s rural rehabilitation and development ...

CEO Calls on Nation to Stand Behind Afghan Forces

CEO Calls on Nation to Stand Behind Afghan Forces

June 12, 2018

KABUL - Casualties among security forces increased this year following the sharp rise in violence across the country.
Chief Executive Officer Abdullah ...

EU Hopes Govt-Taliban Ceasefire Leads to Peace Talks

EU Hopes Govt-Taliban Ceasefire Leads to Peace Talks

June 12, 2018

KABUL - The European Union ambassador to Kabul Pierre Mayaudon on Sunday said they are hopeful that the ceasefires announced by the Afghan government and Taliban ...

Pakistan, Afghanistan to Set up Coordination Centers

Pakistan, Afghanistan to Set up Coordination Centers

June 12, 2018

KABUL - Liaison officers will share information they receive about militant suspects and will accompany security officials during raids against suspects...

Turkish Troops in Afghanistan Give Aid to 200 Families

Turkish Troops in Afghanistan Give Aid to 200 Families

June 12, 2018

KUNDUZ - Turkish soldiers in Afghanistan delivered aid to 200 war-torn families in northern Kunduz province on Monday.
The Turkish mission in Afghanistan ...

Afghanistan, Pakistan to Develop Strategy for Peace: Pakistan

Afghanistan, Pakistan to Develop  Strategy for Peace: Pakistan

June 12, 2018

KABUL - Pakistan’s president said at an SCO session the ceasefire in Afghanistan was a positive step.
Pakistan’s President Mamnoon ...

Govt Committed to Political Solution to Conflict: Ghani

Govt Committed to Political Solution to Conflict: Ghani

June 11, 2018

BEIJING - President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said at the 18th meeting of the Council of Heads of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) that ...

IEC Kicks off Voter Registration Process in Villages

IEC Kicks off Voter  Registration Process in  Villages

June 11, 2018

KABUL - The IEC said that so far 1,100 people have filed nomination papers as candidates for parliamentary elections and another 690 for provincial council seats...

PM Modi Praises Ghani’s Bold Initiative Towards Peace

PM Modi Praises Ghani’s Bold Initiative Towards Peace

June 11, 2018

BEIJING - India’s Prime Minister NarendraModi on Sunday praised Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for his bold steps towards peace and expressed hope that it will . . .

China’s Leader Proposes SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group

China’s Leader Proposes  SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group

June 11, 2018

BEJING - “We need to give full play to the role of the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group to facilitate peace and reconstruction in Afghanistan,” said Xi. . .

10th OCB Meeting Discuss Reforms, Capacity Building of Afghan Forces

10th OCB Meeting Discuss Reforms,  Capacity Building of Afghan Forces

June 11, 2018

KABUL - International community stands ready to support the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces and acknowledged the achievements of Afghan government. . .

Helmand Peace Convoy Heads for Wardak

Helmand Peace Convoy  Heads for Wardak

June 11, 2018

KABUL - A group of activists are walking from Helmand to Kabul in the name of peace.
The Helmand peace convoy arrived in Ghazni province ...

SCO Can Play Key Role in Regional Connectivity

SCO Can Play Key Role  in Regional Connectivity

June 10, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani believes the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) can play a key role in strengthening regional connectivity and combating ..

Iran, Afghanistan Presidents Meet in China

Iran, Afghanistan  Presidents Meet in China

June 10, 2018

BEIJING - Iranian president Hassan Rouhani met and talked with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the SCO summit in China to discuss expansion ...

Ghani Fires Energy and Water Minister

Ghani Fires Energy  and Water Minister

June 10, 2018

KABUL - President Ghani has appointed Mohammad GulKhulmi, the deputy minister of energy and water for energy, as acting minister of energy and water. . .

In conjunction with Zayed year, the UAE Red Crescent Authority holds Ramadan banquet for 400 fasting people in the province of Kabul, Islamic Republi

In conjunction with Zayed year, the UAE Red Crescent Authority holds Ramadan  banquet for 400 fasting people in the province of Kabul, Islamic Republi

June 10, 2018

In accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin ...

Anti- Daesh Operations to be Stepped up: US Officials

Anti- Daesh Operations to  be Stepped up: US Officials

June 10, 2018

KABUL - Operations against Islamic State militants would be stepped up in eastern Afghanistan, top American officials said on Friday.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ...

President Ghani to Attend SCO Summit in China

President Ghani to Attend SCO Summit in China

June 09, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Qingdao, in eastern China's Shandong Province, on Saturday and Sunday...

Abdullah Seeks UK Support in Global Market Exploration for Afghan Products

Abdullah Seeks UK Support  in Global Market Exploration for Afghan Products

June 09, 2018

KABUL - The United Kingdom assured support to Afghanistan in exploration of international market and provision of best environment for girls’ education ...

Kalimzai Vows Positive Change in Ghazni Situation

Kalimzai Vows Positive  Change in Ghazni Situation

June 09, 2018

GHAZNI CITY - Calling the current security situation in southern Ghazni province as unacceptable, the newly appointed governor on Thursday promised measures ...

Nearly 6m Persons Registered as Voter Country-Wide

Nearly 6m Persons  Registered as Voter  Country-Wide

June 09, 2018

KABUL - Around six million people have registered as voter for the upcoming Wolesi Jirga and District Council elections until Thursday evening, the Independent ...

NATO Defence Ministers Discuss Progress in Afghanistan

NATO Defence Ministers Discuss Progress in Afghanistan

June 09, 2018

BRUSSELS - NATO Defence Ministers today concluded a two-day meeting in Brussels with a discussion of the Alliance’s training mission in Afghanistan, and its continuing ...

Taliban Cannot Win on the Battlefield: WH

Taliban Cannot Win  on the Battlefield: WH

June 09, 2018

WASHINGTON - Describing President Ashraf Ghani’s announcement of ceasefire with the Taliban as “courageous” the White House on Thursday said ...

Ghani Calls for China’s Greater Role in Regional Peace

Ghani Calls for  China’s Greater Role in  Regional Peace

June 06, 2018

KABUL - Presidents Ghani says the ongoing threats faced by Afghanistan are not confined to a single country.
President Ashraf Ghani has said that China is ...

WB Supports Afghan Raisin Processing Plant

WB Supports Afghan Raisin Processing Plant

June 06, 2018

KABUL - Two members of the World Bank Group are providing $3 million in financing and $7.8 million in political risk insurance coverage for a new raisin processing plant in Afghanistan.

UN Continues to Stand With Afghans in Solidarity: Envoy

UN Continues to  Stand With Afghans in Solidarity: Envoy

June 06, 2018

KABUL - UN envoy says those who are working for peace in this challenging environment have his utmost respect.
The United Nations continues to stand with ...

Insecurity Called Big Hurdle to China’s Investment

Insecurity Called Big Hurdle to China’s Investment

June 06, 2018

KABUL - Insecurity is the main impediment to Chinese private sector’s investment in Afghanistan, says the new ambassador of the neighboring country...

Jalalabad Girls’ Schools Closed after Daesh Threats

Jalalabad Girls’ Schools  Closed after Daesh Threats

June 06, 2018

JALALABAD - All girls’ schools have been closed in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, after Daesh group posted threats on social media, officials . . .

Tehran Vows to Help Kabul Restore Peace, Stability

Tehran Vows to Help  Kabul Restore Peace, Stability

June 06, 2018

KABUL - Tehran has condemned the terrorist attack near a gathering of top clerics in Kabul, promising to help Afghanistan chart its way to peace and stability. . .

‘Nearly Half’ of Afghan Children out of School

‘Nearly Half’ of Afghan  Children out of School

June 04, 2018

KABUL - Worsening security seen in recent years, and engrained poverty and discrimination, eliminate education gains made between 2002 and 2016, a UNICEF report released on ...

MoMP Wraps up Assessment of Mes Aynak Contract

MoMP Wraps up Assessment  of Mes Aynak Contract

June 04, 2018

KABUL - MoMP spokesman Abdul Qadeer Mutfi said the ministry has assessed all recommendations made by China’s MCC company and that the report has been sent to the high ...

South Asia Strategy is for Cooperation, Not Confrontation

South Asia Strategy is for  Cooperation, Not Confrontation

June 03, 2018

KABUL - Interior Ministry’s spokesman says the attackers left behind a large amount of ammunition and 50 hand grenades after the attack...

Haqqani Network Behind Attack on Interior Ministry

Haqqani Network Behind  Attack on Interior Ministry

June 03, 2018

KABUL - Interior Ministry’s spokesman says the attackers left behind a large amount of ammunition and 50 hand grenades after the attack. . .

Working Women Complain of Insecurity and Cultural Taboo

Working Women  Complain of Insecurity and Cultural Taboo

June 03, 2018

TIRINKOT - The Women Affairs Department of central Uruzgan province says many educated women are prevented from working in offices due to security problems, cultural restrictions ...

183 Civilians Killed, Hundreds Injured in May

183 Civilians Killed, Hundreds Injured in May

June 03, 2018

KABUL - More than 500 civilians were killed and injured last month in 23 provinces of Afghanistan, demonstrating that parties to the conflict had paid no attention to ...