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2 Million Afghans Facing Food Insecurity

2 Million Afghans Facing Food Insecurity

May 27, 2018

KABUL - More than two million people are facing severe food insecurity in Afghanistan, needing humanitarian assistance for survival, the Relief Web reports. . .

Six Men Arrested For Helping Prisoners Escape

Six Men Arrested For  Helping Prisoners Escape

May 27, 2018

MAZAR-E-SHARIF - Balkh police said the men were arrested for helping prisoners escape while they were being transferred from Khulm district to Mazar. . .

Rashid Earns Praise after Superb Show

Rashid Earns Praise after Superb Show

May 27, 2018

MUMBAI - Afghan spin sensation Rashid Khan saw cricket fans in India pleading for him to be awarded citizenship after the 19-year-old single-handedly carried Sunrisers ...

Candidates’ Registration Process Kicks off from Today

Candidates’  Registration Process Kicks off from Today

May 26, 2018

KABUL - The registration process of candidates for October 20th  Wolesi Jirga and District Council’s elections officially begins from today (Saturday) in the country...

Abdullah Distributes Apartment Keys to Footballers

Abdullah  Distributes Apartment Keys to Footballers

May 26, 2018

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has given away the keys of residential apartments at the Kabul-Emirate Township to 27 national football players...

Most US Efforts to Rebuild Afghanistan Failed: SIGAR

Most US Efforts to Rebuild  Afghanistan Failed: SIGAR

May 26, 2018

KABUL - Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) says US government’s efforts to rebuild Afghanistan mostly remained unsuccessful...

Dostum-Arg Relations on the Mend: First VP’s Office

Dostum-Arg Relations on the Mend: First VP’s Office

May 26, 2018

KABUL - According to a Dostum aide, an agreement could be reached soon but no date has yet been set for him to return home.
Office of President Ashraf ...

CSTC-A Pledges over 54b Afghanis to MoD

CSTC-A Pledges over  54b Afghanis to MoD

May 26, 2018

KABUL - The Combined Security Transaction Command for Afghanistan (CSTC-A) would provide 54 billion afghanis assistance to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the Ministry ...

Cabinet Minister Stopped from Boarding a Flight in Kabul

Cabinet Minister Stopped  from Boarding a Flight in Kabul

May 26, 2018

KABUL - Ali Ahmad Osmani was prevented from attending the inauguration ceremony of two electricity projects in Balkh.
The Minister of Water and ...

Elite US Special Ops Commander Picked to Lead Afghan War

Elite US Special Ops  Commander Picked to Lead Afghan War

May 24, 2018

KABUL - Miller’s past service showed a focus on addressing global militant networks that fuel insurgencies, which could be valuable in the fight against Daesh...

Senators Worried about Ghazni Security Situation

Senators Worried about  Ghazni Security Situation

May 24, 2018

KABUL - Some Meshrano Jirga or upper house members on Tuesday expressed concern over the security situation in southern Ghanzi province and urged the Independent Election...

Murad Says State Of Police is ‘Worrying’

Murad Says State Of Police is ‘Worrying’

May 24, 2018

KABUL - Murad said police forces do not have enough weapons and their situation across the country is reason for concern.
Gen. Murad Ali Murad, the former...

UN Chief Urges Governments to Protect Civilians From Violence

UN Chief Urges Governments to  Protect Civilians From Violence

May 24, 2018

NEW YORK - The UN Secretary General outlined three ways that governments could safeguard civilians, one being to end wars.
Speaking at a Security Council meeting on ...

15 More Afghan Deportees Arrive in Kabul from Germany

15 More Afghan Deportees  Arrive in Kabul from Germany

May 24, 2018

KABUL - Fifteen Afghan citizens on Wednesday arrived in Kabul after being deported from Germany, an official said.
Hafiz Ahmad Miakhel, spokesman for...

Joint Garrison Unit Being Created for Jalalabad Security

Joint Garrison Unit Being  Created for Jalalabad Security

May 24, 2018

JALALABD - The military council of eastern Nangarhar province has decided to create a joint garrison unit to ensure security of Jalalabad city, the provincial capital, an official...

Work on Casa-1000 to Start by Year End

Work on Casa-1000 to Start by Year End

May 23, 2018

KABUL - The power transmission line will run through seven provinces in Afghanistan and will end in Pakistan.
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) officials ...

Turkey-Afghanistan Air Trade Corridor Opens

Turkey-Afghanistan Air Trade Corridor Opens

May 23, 2018

KABUL - Turkey and Afghanistan on Tuesday launched an air corridor to boost bilateral trade.
Afghanistan’s Minister of Industry and Commerce...

Several Dozen Afghan Security Forces Killed in Ghazni

Several Dozen Afghan  Security Forces Killed in Ghazni

May 23, 2018

GHAZNI CITY - Several dozen Afghan security personnel have died in several days of heavy fighting with the Taliban in some districts of Ghazni province in Eastern Afghanistan...

‘Andar Dwellers between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’

‘Andar Dwellers between  the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’

May 23, 2018

SHARANA - The residents of insurgency-plagued Andar district in southern Ghazni province say they are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea as Taliban militants...

Death Toll Rises to 16 in Kandahar City Explosion

Death Toll Rises to 16 in Kandahar City Explosion

May 23, 2018

KANDAHAR - Public health officials have only however confirmed that six people were killed in the incident and 36 wounded.
A Kandahar official said a ...

Iran Supporting Taliban in Form of Weapons, Funding: Pompeo

Iran Supporting Taliban in Form of Weapons, Funding: Pompeo

May 23, 2018

KABUL - A US Defense Department also said the US will take “all necessary steps to confront and address Iran’s malign influence in the region...

Southwestern Afghan Deserts Become Home to 2.2m

Southwestern Afghan Deserts  Become Home to 2.2m

May 22, 2018

KABUL - Deserts of southwest Afghanistan have changed dramatically over the last two decades, says a study conducted by a local think-tank...

Indian Director Hopes to Screen ‘Bioscopewala’ in Kabul

Indian Director Hopes to  Screen ‘Bioscopewala’ in Kabul

May 22, 2018

KABUL - indian movie director Deb Medhekar said in a letter to Shaida Abdali, the Afghan ambassador to India, that he would like to screen Bioscopewala in Afghanistan...

Taliban Attacks Beaten Back, Claims Uruzgan Governor

Taliban Attacks  Beaten Back, Claims Uruzgan Governor

May 22, 2018

TIRINKOT - The governor of central Uruzgan province claims security forces have beaten back a string of recent Taliban attack.
Asadullah Saeed made the remarks...

Afghan Airlines to Fly Directly to Europe

Afghan Airlines to  Fly Directly to Europe

May 22, 2018

KABUL - Afghan airlines said foreign airlines that fly between Afghanistan and a number of countries have posed a challenge for them...

Five Working to Clear Way for Gas Pipeline Killed in Afghanistan

Five Working to Clear  Way for Gas Pipeline Killed  in Afghanistan

May 22, 2018

KANDAHAR - Unidentified gunmen killed five mine-clearance workers in Afghanistan on Monday who were preparing for construction of an international gas pipeline, while...

Family Denies Pakistani Ex-General Killed in Afghanistan

Family Denies Pakistani  Ex-General Killed in Afghanistan

May 22, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Relatives of a former top Pakistan army general have rejected as false reports he died while fighting alongside anti-American forces in Afghanistan or Syria . . .

Govt Rejects Plan to Reduce Constituencies

Govt Rejects Plan to  Reduce Constituencies

May 21, 2018

KABUL - The government on Sunday rejected a plan proposed by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to reduce the number of election consistencies, saying the legal...

Clashes Ongoing as Taliban ‘Advance’ on Ghazni District

Clashes Ongoing as Taliban ‘Advance’ on Ghazni District

May 21, 2018

KABUL - Security sources say commandos are being deployed by air to the battle-weary district but have not yet arrived.
Heavy clashes are ongoing in Ajristan...

Dostum May Return in 10 Days, Says Lawmaker

Dostum May Return in  10 Days, Says Lawmaker

May 21, 2018

KABUL - Second Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum is expected to return to Kabul within next 10 days, a member of the Junbish-i-Islami leadership council said Sunday...

AAf, Commandos, Police Special Forces to Double Operations

AAf, Commandos,  Police Special Forces to Double Operations

May 21, 2018

KABUL - In response to Taliban’s Spring Offensive, Afghan security forces will increase their operations to address security threats, Afghan defense and ...

Government under Pressure as Taliban Threaten New District

Government under Pressure as  Taliban Threaten New District

May 21, 2018

FARAH - Taliban fighters closed in on another district in Afghanistan on Sunday as officials sought to reassure an increasingly angry public that security would improve...

13 Voter Registration Centers Fail to Open in Balkh

13 Voter Registration Centers Fail to Open in Balkh

May 21, 2018

MAZAR-E-SHARIF - A local IEC official said most of those eligible to vote will not be able to do so if government fails to ensure security in high risk areas.

US, China Agree to Cut American Trade Deficit

US, China Agree to Cut American Trade Deficit

May 21, 2018

WASHINGTON - The United States and China have agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China, but the Trump ...

Ghani Says ‘Specter of Violence Haunts Our Lives’

Ghani Says ‘Specter of Violence Haunts Our Lives’

May 20, 2018

ISTANBUL - Speaking at an OIC conference this week the Afghan president said he felt compelled to express sympathy with the Palestinian people. ..