Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Donors Unwilling to Support Electricity Generation Projects: Ghaleb

Donors Unwilling to Support Electricity  Generation Projects: Ghaleb

December 18, 2017

KABUL - Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) on Sunday talked about the immanent financial crisis of the power utility and said the donors have linked future assistance to the resolution of...

India Most Reliable Regional Partner of Afghanistan: Pentagon

India Most Reliable Regional Partner of Afghanistan: Pentagon

December 18, 2017

WASHINGTON - Pentagon has told the US Congress that India is Afghanistan's most reliable regional partner and the largest contributor of development assistance in the region. The United States Defense...

Airlines to be Fined for Flight Delays: ACAA

Airlines to be Fined for Flight Delays: ACAA

December 18, 2017

KABUL - The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) says airlines will be fined for delayed flights under a draft rule. The draft would be placed soon before the Council of Ministers for approval...

Abdullah Stresses Eradication of Pakistan Safe Havens

Abdullah Stresses Eradication  of Pakistan Safe Havens

December 18, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah says the objective creating an environment of trust with Pakistan is to battle terrorism and eradicate terrorist safe havens in...

Raw Marble Smuggling from Herat Continues Unabated

Raw Marble Smuggling from Herat Continues Unabated

December 18, 2017

HERAT CITY - In violation of President Ashraf Ghani’s warning, unprocessed marble -- also known as white gold of Afghanistan -- continues to be smuggled abroad. During his visit to Herat...

Afghan MPs Hold Talks with Pakistani Delegation

Afghan MPs Hold  Talks with Pakistani Delegation

December 17, 2017

KABUL – Afghan and Pakistani officials and MPs stress the need for stronger ties between Kabul and Islamabad to ensure regional security. The Wolesi Jirga Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi met on...

Law on Use of Afghan Air Space Approved

Law on Use of Afghan Air Space Approved

December 17, 2017

KABUL -  Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the parliament on Tuesday approved the draft law on management of foreign military flights in Afghanistan airspace. Earlier, some reports said that...

Atmar, Mcmaster Discuss Executive Political Cooperation Framework

Atmar, Mcmaster Discuss Executive  Political Cooperation Framework

December 17, 2017

National Security Advisor (NSA) discussed implementation of executive political cooperation framework with his United States counterpart on Saturday, a statement from National Security Council...

Afghanistan a Tough Place but US Forces are Winning: Trump

Afghanistan a Tough  Place but US Forces are Winning: Trump

December 17, 2017

WASHINGTON - The US President Donald Trump is optimistic regarding the US-led campaign against the terror groups in Afghanistan as he admits that Afghanistan is a tough place to win...

Ministry to Close High Tonnage Scales on Roads

Ministry to Close High Tonnage Scales on Roads

December 17, 2017

KABUL - Corruption in the use of high tonnage scales by the drivers of over-laden trucks on Afghanistan’s roads are to be stopped. The control of high tonnage scales on Afghanistan’s...

Taliban Uses Civilian Houses as Strongholds: Officials

Taliban Uses Civilian Houses  as Strongholds: Officials

December 17, 2017

KABUL - Local security officials said Taliban militants in Imam Sahib District in Kunduz province have been using civilian houses as strongholds for the past four years. Officials at the Afghan...

Russia Ready to Cooperate with US on Afghanistan: Putin

Russia Ready to Cooperate with US on Afghanistan: Putin

December 16, 2017

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin in his annual speech on Thursday said his country is ready to cooperate and work with the United States in counter-narcotics and counterterrorism efforts...

IEC Gives Govt. 4-Day Ultimatum

IEC Gives Govt. 4-Day Ultimatum

December 16, 2017

KABUL - The IEC repeated its earlier warning that it would select one of its members to lead the commission unless government met the deadline. The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC)...

Resolute Support Stresses Further Pressure on Taliban

Resolute Support Stresses Further Pressure on Taliban

December 16, 2017

KABUL – Resolute Support deputy commander says they continue to press insurgent groups throughout the winter applying financial and military pressure. Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell, the...

Ghani Orders Electronic ID Cards Rollout ‹in Near Future›

Ghani Orders Electronic ID Cards Rollout ‹in Near Future›

December 16, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has assigned the census department, Afghanistan Civil Registration Authority, to be prepared for the rollout of electronic identity cards within the days to come...

Afghans 2nd Highest Landmine Victims

Afghans 2nd Highest Landmine Victims

December 16, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan’s people are world’s second worst-hit victims of landmines and unexploded ordinance after the people of Yemen, a report by the organization Landmines Monitor has...

State Bank to Inject $150m Into Foreign Reserves

State Bank to Inject $150m Into Foreign Reserves

December 16, 2017

KABUL - Officials from the state-owned Central Bank of Afghanistan, Da Afghanistan Bank, said the bank has planned to inject over $150 million USD into the country’s foreign exchange...

Turkish, Palestinian Presidents Hit Back over U.S. Move on Jerusalem

Turkish, Palestinian  Presidents Hit Back over  U.S. Move on Jerusalem

December 14, 2017

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday urged the Islamic world to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, while Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refused any U.S...

IEC Has Crossed ‘Challenging Phase’: Abdullah

IEC Has Crossed ‘Challenging Phase’: Abdullah

December 14, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on Wednesday backed calls for holding Wolesi Jirga and district council elections on schedule, saying all organs involved should try to ensure the ballot...

Ghani Govt. Has to Deliver on Needed Reforms: Tillerson

Ghani Govt. Has to Deliver on Needed Reforms: Tillerson

December 14, 2017

WASHINGTON - The Afghan government has to continue to deliver on needed reforms, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. “The Afghan government has to ... create the conditions to...

India Voices Support for Afghan-Controlled Reconciliation Efforts

India Voices Support for Afghan-Controlled Reconciliation Efforts

December 14, 2017

KABUL - Indian Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said his government desired Afghanistan to emerge united, democratic, peaceful, stable and prosperous nation, a media report said on Wednesday...

IS Presence Expanding in North, Northeastern: MPs

IS Presence Expanding in  North, Northeastern: MPs

December 14, 2017

KABUL - Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday claimed families of foreigners with unknown identities settled in the north and northeastern parts of the country had launched anti-government...

Casa-1000 ‘will Accelerate Big Projects in the Region

Casa-1000 ‘will Accelerate  Big Projects in the Region

December 14, 2017

KABUL - The implementation of the CASA-1000 power project will accelerate the implementation of big projects and play a role towards promoting a better security situation in the countries of...

Russia Favors Dialogue with Taliban: Lavrov

Russia Favors Dialogue with Taliban: Lavrov

December 13, 2017

NEW DELHI - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at an event in India on Monday said an inclusive political dialogue for peace in Afghanistan should include the Taliban and other regional...

Taliban Can Open Office Everywhere in Afghanistan: HPC

Taliban Can Open Office  Everywhere in Afghanistan: HPC

December 13, 2017

KANDAHAR - A visiting High Peace Council (HPC) delegation on Tuesday said the government would agree to every mechanism the Taliban suggest for reviving the stalled peace talks to find a negotiated...

Govt. Delay Over IEC Head Slammed Again

Govt. Delay Over IEC Head Slammed Again

December 13, 2017

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) has again called on the government to step up efforts to appoint the head the election management body and accused the state of...

MoMP Worries Daesh Might Extract Mineral Riches

MoMP Worries  Daesh Might Extract Mineral Riches

December 13, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Mine and Petroleum (MoMP) on Monday said it is worried that Daesh could extract minerals from mines in Jawzjan province, including gold, uranium and other rare metals...

New US Ambassador to Focus on Peace in Afghanistan

New US Ambassador to Focus  on Peace in Afghanistan

December 13, 2017

KABUL - The new United States Ambassador to Afghanistan, John R. Bass, presented his credentials to President Ashraf Ghani during an official ceremony at the Arg Palace on Tuesday, the US embassy...

Afghan Women Cadets under Training in India

Afghan Women Cadets  under Training in India

December 13, 2017

NEW DEHLI - Female cadets say the training in India is crucial because Afghanistan does not have much space for learning military skills. A batch of 20 women who serve in the Afghan...

IEC Prepares Outline to Hold Paper Ballot Election

IEC Prepares  Outline to Hold Paper Ballot Election

December 10, 2017

KABUL - IEC operational deputy chief Wasima Badghisi said the outline will be sent to presidential palace. The voters’ list will be prepared based on the paper-type identity cards...

Ghani Stresses the Need to Improve Trade Balance

Ghani Stresses the Need  to Improve Trade Balance

December 10, 2017

KABUL - Addressing a local products expo in Kabul on Saturday, President Ashraf Ghani said government must support the local products and improve the trade balance in the country...

Afghan Govt. Asked to Suspend Relations with US

Afghan Govt. Asked to Suspend Relations with US

December 10, 2017

KABUL - Members of Afghan parliament on Saturday asked the Kabul government to suspend all its relations with the US following President Donald Trump’s decision on Jerusalem...

Corruption Massively Rife in DABS, Report Finds

Corruption Massively Rife in DABS, Report Finds

December 10, 2017

KABUL - Corruption is still massively rife in Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS, the Joint Anti-Corruption and Evaluation Committee (MEC) claimed on Saturday. Ajmal Shaker, evaluation...

Daesh ‘Could Exploit’ Mineral Resources in Jawzjan

Daesh ‘Could Exploit’ Mineral  Resources in Jawzjan

December 10, 2017

KABUL - Jawzjan Governor says it is not possible for Daesh militants to extract the mineral resources in Darzab district in the province. Following reports on presence of Daesh militants in...

SAARC Development Fund Celebrates SAARC Charter Day

SAARC Development Fund  Celebrates SAARC Charter Day

December 10, 2017

NEW DELHI - Thimphu-On the occasion of the 33rd SAARC Charter Day, SAARC Development Fund organized a meeting to mark SAARC Charter Day and to brief the stakeholders on the ongoing SDF funded...