Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Pakistan Has Taken Minimum Action Against Terrorists: US

Pakistan Has Taken Minimum Action Against Terrorists: US

March 18, 2018

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Friday warned of taking actions on its own to safeguard its personnel in Afghanistan, accusing Pakistan of failing ...

UN Security Council Welcomes Offer to Engage Taliban in Peace Talks

UN Security Council  Welcomes Offer to Engage  Taliban in Peace Talks

March 17, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council on Thursday welcomed the Afghan government's offer to engage the Taliban in direct peace talks and called on the Taliban to accept it ...

US Looks to Protect Kabul Against Taliban Bombings

US Looks to  Protect Kabul Against Taliban Bombings

March 17, 2018

KABUL - The US Forces’ top commander in Afghanistan has said securing the Afghan capital is now one of their top priorities.
Once seen as relatively ...

Pakistan Fires another 83 Mortars into Kunar

Pakistan Fires another 83 Mortars into Kunar

March 17, 2018

ASADABAD - Local security officials on Thursday said Pakistani forces once again fired at least 83 mortars into different areas of eastern Kunar province...

Women Showcase Products at Nawroz Bazar

Women Showcase  Products at Nawroz Bazar

March 17, 2018

KABUL - Over 130 women from around the country have stalls at an expo at Babur Gardens in order to market their products.
A businesswomen’s expo ...

Date for Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan Announced

Date for Tashkent Conference  on Afghanistan Announced

March 17, 2018

MOSCOW -An international conference on Afghanistan is set to be held on March 26-27 in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday...

Peace Possible With Tribal Elders’ Mediation: Sherzai

Peace Possible With Tribal  Elders’ Mediation: Sherzai

March 17, 2018

KABUL - Tribal elders held a meeting in capital Kabul on Wednesday and voiced their support for the government’s latest peace offer to the Taliban...

U.S. Detecting Some Taliban Interest in Afghan Peace Talks: Mattis

U.S. Detecting Some  Taliban Interest in Afghan Peace Talks: Mattis

March 14, 2018

KABUL - The United States is picking up signs of interest from Taliban elements in exploring the possibility of talks with Kabul to end the more than 16-year-old war ...

Iran Invites Pakistan to Participate in Chabahar Project

Iran Invites Pakistan to Participate in Chabahar Project

March 14, 2018

KABUL - In a bid to ease Pakistan’s concerns over the port project, JavadZarif said Chabahar was not meant to “strangle” any country. ...

Troops Gearing up for Major Offensive in the North

Troops Gearing up for Major Offensive in the North

March 14, 2018

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Preparations for a counterinsurgency offensive have been made and the fighters would not be given the allowed to fuel insecurity in any part of country, a military official said ...

16 Chain Drug Stores Being Created Nationwide

16 Chain Drug Stores Being  Created Nationwide

March 14, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in a first will establish 16 chain pharmacies to keep in check medicines’ quality, prices and create jobs...

Pine Nut Union Formed Amid Ongoing Challenges

Pine Nut Union Formed  Amid Ongoing Challenges

March 14, 2018

KABUL - Abdullah Abdullah has called for relevant government departments to help improve the pine nut sector in the country.
The Afghanistan Pine...

Rahgozar to be Reappointed as Balkh Governor: Source

Rahgozar to be Reappointed  as Balkh Governor: Source

March 14, 2018

KABUL - Government has not officially announced the move but a source said the appointment of a new governor will be made after Nawroz...

CEO Dubs Outgoing Year Successful Despite Hardships

CEO Dubs Outgoing Year Successful Despite Hardships

March 13, 2018

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has said the outgoing solar year saw ‘remarkable achievements’ and pledged resolution ...

Indonesian Ulema Say Taliban Not ‘Well-Informed’ On Peace Conference

Indonesian Ulema  Say Taliban Not  ‘Well-Informed’ On Peace Conference

March 13, 2018

KABUL - Indonesian Ulema Council has decided to go with the planned trilateral Ulema Conference later this month despite the Taliban refusal to ...

Afghanistan Signs Helicopter Deal with Belarus

Afghanistan Signs Helicopter  Deal with Belarus

March 13, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has inked a contract with the Republic of Belarus for the purchase of four M-30 helicopters with financial support from...

Forces Regain Anar Dara Control Amid Intense Battle

Forces Regain Anar Dara  Control Amid Intense Battle

March 13, 2018

LASHKAR GAH - Afghan forces backed by air strikes battled on Monday to recapture a district center in the western province of Farah, after Taliban fighters ...

Afghan Forces Battle to Win Back District Center

Afghan Forces Battle to Win Back District Center

March 13, 2018

LASHKAR GAH - Afghan forces backed by air strikes battled on Monday to recapture a district center in the western province of Farah, after Taliban fighters seized ...

Badakhshan Launches Spring Anti-Polio Campaign

Badakhshan Launches  Spring Anti-Polio Campaign

March 13, 2018

FAIZABAD - A three-day anti-polio campaign with focus on 5,000 children missed in previous drives due to Taliban’s opposition was launched in ...

Central Bank Issues Licenses to Two Forex Companies

Central Bank  Issues Licenses  to Two  Forex Companies

March 12, 2018

KABUL - The foreign exchange companies, that will also be able to wire money, are the first to get licenses to operate across the country...

Only 7pc of Logar Girls Graduate from High School Each Year

Only 7pc of Logar  Girls Graduate from High School Each Year

March 12, 2018

KABUL - A heated argument broke out in parliament after Humayoun Humayoun was elected as first deputy speaker.
Just hours after ...

Govt ‘Interfering’ in Parliamentary Affairs: MPs

Govt ‘Interfering’ in Parliamentary Affairs: MPs

March 12, 2018

KABUL - A heated argument broke out in parliament after Humayoun Humayoun was elected as first deputy speaker.
Just hours after being ...

Girl, 16, Used as Sex Slave for Sin Her Stepfather Committed

Girl, 16, Used as Sex Slave for Sin Her  Stepfather Committed

March 12, 2018

KABUL - She was 12 years old when her step-father raped her and was married to a man when she was 16 and her husband has been treating her not as a wife ...

5 HN Members Arrested in MaidanWardak Raid

5 HN Members Arrested  in MaidanWardak Raid

March 12, 2018

KABUL - Five Haqqani Network (HN) members, including two notorious commanders, have been arrested during a raid in central MaidanWardak province, the Ministry ...

4 Held in Connection to Ghazni’s Sherabad Incident

4 Held in Connection to  Ghazni’s Sherabad Incident

March 12, 2018

GHAZNI CITY - Four people have been arrested in connection to the Sherabad incident in the Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Sunday...

Security Agencies Must Take Intelligence Seriously

Security Agencies Must Take Intelligence Seriously

March 11, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani bestowed medals on six National Directorate of Security (NDS) members for their dedication and hard work...

Pak Presses US For Reconciliation in Afghanistan

Pak Presses US  For Reconciliation  in Afghanistan

March 11, 2018

Islamabad - Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Saturday highlighted the need for reconciliation in Afghanistan.
TehminaJanjua on...

US Rules out Troops Pullout, Direct Talks with Taliban

US Rules out  Troops Pullout, Direct Talks with Taliban

March 11, 2018

WASHINTON - A senior US envoy has said the Taliban could not expect direct talks with the US as had happened in the case of North Korea ...

South Asia Stability Tied to Peace in Afghanistan

South Asia Stability Tied  to Peace in Afghanistan

March 11, 2018

PESHAWAR - The Pakistani ambassador to the United States says stability in Afghanistan is essential for enduring peace in South Asia...

Ministry of Mines to Tackle Problems Facing Key Projects

Ministry of Mines to Tackle  Problems Facing Key Projects

March 11, 2018

KABUL - Mining experts have said without a clear strategy in place, problems within the mining industry will continue.
Ministry of ...

Super Six Hopes Alive After Team Beats Nepal

Super Six Hopes Alive After Team Beats Nepal

March 11, 2018

KABUL - Captain Rashid Khan got the match off to a lively start, hitting five fours during a 14-ball stay that reaped 21.
Afghanistan ...

Mohaqiq Stresses Dostum’s Return to Afghanistan

Mohaqiq Stresses Dostum’s Return to Afghanistan

March 10, 2018

KABUL - Mohammad Mohaqiq, the second deputy of Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, said the First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum should return to...

Death Toll Rises to Nine in Kabul Blast

Death Toll Rises to  Nine in Kabul Blast

March 10, 2018

KABUL - Ministry of Interior says the explosion happened at least 300 far from Mosalla-e-Mazari area in Kabul’s PD6. An explosion occurred in Kabul’s PD6 ...

Kabul Pursuing both Peace and Anti-Terror Strategies: Atmar

Kabul Pursuing both Peace and Anti-Terror Strategies: Atmar

March 10, 2018

KABUL - National Security Advisor Mohammad HanifAtmar has said Afghanistan is perusing a peaceful settlement to the conflict simultaneously with ...

Abdullah Warns Against Possible Rift Among People

Abdullah Warns Against Possible Rift Among People

March 10, 2018

KABUL - Abdullah says rift among people should be removed as it is concerning for future of the country...