Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, October 22nd, 2018

EU, Norway Seek Conclusion of Legal Proceedings Against Dostum

EU, Norway Seek Conclusion of  Legal Proceedings Against Dostum

August 14, 2018

KABUL -  The European Union (EU) and Norway has demanded the conclusion of the legal proceedings against First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, a joint statement ...

Intense Fighting in Ghazni City As Taliban Presses

Intense Fighting in Ghazni  City As Taliban Presses

August 13, 2018

KABUL - Taliban insurgents attacked police headquarters and other government buildings in Ghazni in central Afghanistan on Sunday and were threatening to seize control...

Atmar, Russian Envoy Discuss Ceasefire with Taliban

Atmar, Russian  Envoy Discuss Ceasefire with Taliban

August 13, 2018

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) Hanif Atmar on Sunday discussed the Afghan government’s plan to announce a second ceasefire with the Taliban ...

Farmers in War-Torn Afghanistan Hit by Worst Drought in Decades

Farmers in War-Torn Afghanistan Hit by Worst Drought in Decades

August 13, 2018

KABUL - After his wheat crop failed and wells dried up, Ghulam Abbas sold his animals and joined thousands of other farmers migrating to cities as Afghanistan's worst drought ...

Group of 50 Taliban Join Peace Process in Badghis

Group of 50 Taliban Join  Peace Process in Badghis

August 13, 2018

KABUL - The group’s commander said neighboring countries are helping to mobilize Taliban groups for their own benefit.

Media Watchdog Condemns Attack on Ghaznavian TV

Media Watchdog Condemns  Attack on Ghaznavian TV

August 13, 2018

KABUL - The Taliban have burned down Ghaznavian Radio-TV Building during the group’s ongoing attack in southern Ghazni province, a statement from the Afghan ...

IECC Drops 35 Names from Candidates’ Final List

IECC Drops 35 Names  from Candidates’ Final List

August 12, 2018

KABUL - The IECC assigned a special team this month to investigate complaints lodged against possible candidates.
The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission ...

Ghani Stresses Induction of Modern Revenue System

Ghani Stresses Induction of Modern Revenue System

August 12, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has urged equipping the custom department with modern security system in order to identify the interference of irrelevant persons in ...

APCCI Hails Imran’s Vow to Boost Bilateral Trade

APCCI Hails Imran’s Vow  to Boost Bilateral Trade

August 12, 2018

PESHAWAR - The Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (APJCCI) has welcomed prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan’s vow to enhance bilateral ...

India Pledges New Projects for Afghanistan

India Pledges New  Projects for Afghanistan

August 12, 2018

KABUL -  Afghanistan and India underscored the importance of access through Chabahar port for strengthening trade and economic relations...

Omanis Interested to Invest in Afghanistan

Omanis Interested  to Invest in Afghanistan

August 12, 2018

KABUL - Omani investors are interested in investing in multiple sectors in Afghanistan including processing of precious stones, a delegation of private sector from ...

US Cuts Military Training Programs for Pakistan

US Cuts Military Training  Programs for Pakistan

August 12, 2018

WASHINGOTN - As the Trump administration refused to provide funds for training of Pakistani officers for the next academic year, the US military institutions are trying ...

Afghan Forces Search for Taliban Fighters after Major Attack

Afghan Forces Search for Taliban Fighters after Major Attack

August 11, 2018

GHAZNI CITY - Afghan special forces were deployed to Ghazni after the latest attempt by the Taliban to capture an urban centre, with the assault coming as pressure builds on ...

Ghani Discusses Poverty, Economic Growth at NPA Conference

Ghani Discusses Poverty, Economic Growth at NPA Conference

August 11, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said the country’s current 3 percent economic growth rate was not encouraging and that in order to curb poverty this rate needs to increase...

Rashid Khan Sets Up Charity to Help Child Orphans

Rashid Khan Sets Up Charity to Help Child Orphans

August 11, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan’s leg spin sensation Rashid Khan has announced establishing a charity organization that would in the first phase help about 500 orphaned children ...

China Interested in Joining TAPI Pipeline Project

China Interested in  Joining TAPI Pipeline Project

August 11, 2018

KABUL - Originating at the giant Galkynysh gas field in Turkmenistan, the $9.6 billion TAPI (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India) pipeline involves the four ...

Herat Land Transport Revenue up by 40pc

Herat Land Transport  Revenue up by 40pc

August 11, 2018

HERAT CITY - The revenue from land transport in western Herat province has surged by 40 percent, an official said on Thursday.
Transport Department Director Najebullah ...

Hajj Flights Operation Completed: Ministry

Hajj Flights Operation  Completed: Ministry

August 11, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs on Friday announced completing the pre-hajj flights operation ...

Mattis Says Taliban under Increasing Pressure to Reconcile

Mattis Says Taliban under  Increasing Pressure to Reconcile

August 09, 2018

KABUL - The US defense secretary said that the reconciliation portion of the strategy is the most important of all pillars.
The South Asia Strategy...

Climate Change in Afghanistan a Common Challenge: EU

Climate Change in Afghanistan a Common Challenge: EU

August 09, 2018

KABUL - The impact of climate change on Afghanistan, one of the most affected countries, and ways to collectively mitigate the consequences of continually rising temperatures were ...

Govt Plans to Hand Ghazni Over to Taliban: Activists

Govt Plans to Hand Ghazni Over to Taliban: Activists

August 09, 2018

KABUL - Some civil society activists on Wednesday accused the government of intending to hand southern Ghazi province among others over to the Taliban, thus delaying the upcoming ...

President Ghani Hints at a Second Ceasefire with Taliban Militants

President Ghani Hints at a Second Ceasefire with Taliban Militants

August 09, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday assessed the general security situation during his trip to central Kapisa province.
A statement from the Presidential Palace ...

No Biometric System for Parliamentary Polls: IEC Chief

No Biometric System for  Parliamentary Polls: IEC Chief

August 09, 2018

KABUL - Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief Abdul Badi Sayyad said at a press conference in Kabul on Wednesday that the commission will not be using a biometric system ...

Maidan Wardak Residents Close Kabul-Ghazni Highway

Maidan Wardak Residents Close Kabul-Ghazni Highway

August 09, 2018

KABUL - Thousands of protesters in central MaidanWardak province on Wednesday shut the Kabul-Ghazni-Bamyan highway for traffic.
Residents of Nirkh, Jalrez and Behsud ...

Mostly Taliban Inmates Freed Under HIA Deal: Samar

Mostly Taliban Inmates  Freed Under HIA Deal: Samar

August 07, 2018

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) chief Sima Samar on Monday said the Taliban made majority of prisoners released under the government-Hezbi ...

US-Taliban Talks ‘Delegitimizes’ the Afghan Govt

US-Taliban Talks  ‘Delegitimizes’ the  Afghan Govt

August 07, 2018

WASHINGOTN - Ryan Crocker said the Taliban “got what they wanted” in terms of the US, and not the Afghan government, meeting with them...

OIC Stresses Trust Building between Afghan Warring Sides

OIC Stresses Trust  Building between Afghan Warring Sides

August 07, 2018

KABUL - Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) spokesman HuseyinAvniBostali has called for creation of trust between the warring parties in Afghanistan...

CEO: US-Taliban Contact to Encourage Intra-Afghan Talks

CEO: US-Taliban Contact to  Encourage Intra-Afghan Talks

August 07, 2018

KABUL - CEO Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said political parties and the public should be assured of transparency in the upcoming polls, saying surrendering Daesh rebels in Jawzjan ...

Taliban Commander Killed While Building Bomb

Taliban Commander  Killed While Building Bomb

August 07, 2018

LASHKARGAH - Helmand officials said the Taliban commander and two others were killed and seven children and four women were wounded in the explosion...

Need for Crackdown on Non-State Actors Stressed

Need for Crackdown on  Non-State Actors Stressed

August 07, 2018

PESHAWAR - Peace in the region is closely linked with stability Afghanistan and Pakistan, says a panel of experts.
The neighbours should synergise their efforts...

Islamic State Says it Carried out Afghan Shi’ite Mosque Bombing

Islamic State Says it Carried out Afghan Shi’ite Mosque Bombing

August 06, 2018

CAIRO - Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a Shi’ite Muslim mosque in eastern Afghanistan that killed 39 people and wounded ...

Presidential Palace Reject Comments Associated to First Lady

Presidential Palace Reject  Comments Associated to First Lady

August 06, 2018

KABUL - First Lady BibiGul has not expressed views regarding different tribes, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Saturday...

Ghani Visits Mosque Attack Victims in Hospital

Ghani Visits Mosque  Attack Victims in Hospital

August 06, 2018

KABUL - The IECC said it would start reviewing appeals lodged by disqualified candidates “with links to armed groups” from Monday...

‘Most Candidates Appeal’ IECC’s Decision to Disqualify Them

‘Most Candidates Appeal’ IECC’s Decision to Disqualify Them

August 06, 2018

KABUL - The IECC said it would start reviewing appeals lodged by disqualified candidates “with links to armed groups” from Monday. ..

Insecure Roads Keep Tourists from Visiting Bamyan

Insecure Roads Keep  Tourists from Visiting Bamyan

August 06, 2018

BAMYAN CITY - The number of tourists visiting heritage sites in central Bamyan province has declined and may further decrease due to insecurity on highways, provincial information ...