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Political Leaders Gather to Address Widening Inequalities in Asia-Pacific

Political Leaders Gather to  Address Widening  Inequalities in Asia-Pacific

May 15, 2018

BANGKOK - “The 74th session is held at a pivotal moment, amid increasing talk of the unravelling of globalization which risks fracturing a shared narrative ...

U.S. Embassy Funds Wastewater Treatment Facility in Kabul

U.S. Embassy Funds Wastewater Treatment Facility in Kabul

May 15, 2018

> KABUL - “This pioneering project represents another milestone in the 12-year partnership between the United States and Afghanistan to improve correctional ...

Afghan Woman Activist Subject of Stinging Criticism on FB

Afghan Woman Activist Subject of  Stinging Criticism on FB

May 15, 2018

NEW DELHI - Dewa Nizai, an Afghan woman who has returned from India after five years and plans to runs for a Wolesi Jirga seat, has been the subject of public denunciation...

Effective Steps Sought to Deal with Kabul Air Pollution

Effective Steps Sought to Deal with Kabul Air Pollution

May 15, 2018

KABUL - The High Commission on Prevention of Environmental Pollution has expressed its concern about increasing air pollution in Kabul City and demanded practical steps in this regard...

No One Can ‘Threaten’ the Election Commission: CEO

No One Can ‘Threaten’ the  Election Commission: CEO

May 15, 2018

KABUL - Addressing the Council of Minister’s meeting Abdullah Abdullah said it was the job of the election commission to hold elections...

Kabul Police Confirm No Casualties as Magnetic Bomb Goes off in the City

Kabul Police Confirm No Casualties as Magnetic Bomb Goes off in the City

May 15, 2018

>KABUL - The sound of an explosion sparked among the city residents this after amid growing violence in the key cities and provinces of the country but the Kabul police ...

Joint Global Efforts Only Way to Eradicate Terrorism: President

Joint Global Efforts Only Way to Eradicate Terrorism: President

May 14, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned terrorist attacks in Indonesia and France and stressed over multinational efforts to eradicated ...

UN to Afghan Govt: Do More to Improve HR Situation

UN to Afghan Govt: Do More  to Improve HR Situation

May 14, 2018

KABUL - UN Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour has welcomed the Afghan government’s steps to improve the human rights situation in the country, the world body said on Sunday...

More ID Card Distribution Centres to be Set up in Kabul

More ID Card Distribution Centres to be Set up in Kabul

May 14, 2018

KABUL - Five more electronic National Identity Cards (e-NICs) distribution centres would be set up over the next six months in Kabul, an official said on Sunday...

Construction of TAPI Could be Delayed

Construction of TAPI Could be Delayed

May 14, 2018

KABUL - Ministry of Mines and Petroleum says some stages are still to be completed in order to start construction of the pipeline. 
Officials from the Ministry of Mines ...

Senators Want War Management Revisited

Senators Want War  Management Revisited

May 14, 2018

KABUL - Meshrano Jirga or Senate members on Sunday said they were worried about the worsening security situation in the country and urged the government to revise the war ...

New Energy Network Benefits 20,000 Citizens in Kunduz

New Energy Network Benefits 20,000 Citizens in Kunduz

May 14, 2018

KABUL - Da Afghanistan BreshnaSherkat (DABS) put an extended power line and a newly constructed energy network into operation in Kunduz’ provincial capital...

Take Advantage of Ghani’s Offer, US Tells Taliban

Take Advantage of Ghani’s Offer, US Tells Taliban

May 13, 2018

KABUL - United States national security advisor (NSA) John Bolton has said the Taliban could not win on the battlefield and should join the Afghan government-initiated peace...

Ghani Reshuffles Top Police Brass of 14 Provinces

Ghani Reshuffles Top Police Brass of 14 Provinces

May 13, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has approved the appointment and replacement of police chiefs for 14 provinces and sent another 10 officers to the waiting ...

Saudi Arabia Reaffirms Support for Afghan Peace Process

Saudi Arabia  Reaffirms Support for Afghan Peace Process

May 13, 2018

KABUL - Saudi Ambassador to Afghanistan Jasem Mohammad Alkhaledi has reiterated Riyadh’s support for Afghan peace process and said peace in Afghanistan should remain ...

NATO Hails Afghan Forces Bravery, Sacrifices

NATO Hails Afghan  Forces Bravery, Sacrifices

May 13, 2018

KABUL - NATO Senior Civilian Representative (SCR) Ambassador Cornelius Zimmermann has said Afghan security forces suffered terrible injuries while working towards...

US Supports Everyone Who Works to Build Afghanistan

US Supports Everyone Who Works to Build Afghanistan

May 13, 2018

KABUL - US ambassador says his country is committed to helping everyone in the society who wants to build a future Afghanistan in which everyone can live in peace...

UN Human Rights Official Notes Rising Casualty Rate

UN Human Rights Official  Notes Rising Casualty Rate

May 13, 2018

KABUL - A top United Nations rights official has welcomed the Afghan government’s “undeniable commitment” to improving their human rights record...

Ulema's Indonesia Meeting Issues Declaration Against Terrorism

Ulema's Indonesia Meeting Issues Declaration Against Terrorism

May 12, 2018

JAKARTA - Ulema said name of no religion should be used for terror activities' justifications, adding that extremism and terrorism in all its form are against Islam...

IEC Criticized Over New Scheme for Voter Registration

IEC Criticized Over New Scheme for Voter Registration

May 12, 2018

KABUL - Presidential Palace says that due to security threats, original ID cards of voters will not be stamped for registration.
The Independent Election Commission ...

Kabul, Dushanbe Confer on Anti-Terror Measures

Kabul, Dushanbe Confer  on Anti-Terror Measures

May 12, 2018

KABUL - National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad HanifAtmar and his Tajik counterpart have agreed on strengthening regional consensus on the fight against terrorism...

China Vows to Help Promote Afghan Peace Process

China Vows to Help  Promote Afghan Peace Process

May 12, 2018

BEIJING - China says it has been making efforts in coordination with global powers to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan.
Xin Lei, deputy head of the Asia Desk

Activists, Officials Discuss Open Governance

Activists, Officials  Discuss Open Governance

May 12, 2018

KABUL - The Second Vice President Sarwar Danish says transparency and accountability are main values of open governance.
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Fair Elections to Make Democracy a Success: Ghani

Fair Elections to  Make Democracy  a Success: Ghani

May 12, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has urged all the Afghans to join hands for ensuring transparent and fair elections in order to make democracy in Afghanistan a success...

Afghan Government, Civil Society, and Media to Strengthen Bonds at Framework for Cooperation Conference

Afghan Government,  Civil Society, and Media  to Strengthen Bonds at Framework  for Cooperation Conference

May 10, 2018

KABUL - In an effort to strengthen coordination between the Afghan government, civil society, and media, the USAID-funded Afghanistan Civic Engagement Program (ACEP) organized . . .

Afghanistan Scholars Arrive in Jakarta For Peace Meet

Afghanistan Scholars Arrive in Jakarta For Peace Meet

May 10, 2018

JAKARTA - A 20-member delegation of Afghan religious scholars has arrived in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, to attend a conference on peace in Afghanistan...

Ghani Seeks UN Support for Govt’s Reform Effort

Ghani Seeks UN Support  for Govt’s Reform Effort

May 10, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said efforts were being made for reforms and their institutionalisation, seeking more cooperation from the United Nations . . .

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Capital Attack

Islamic State Claims  Responsibility for Capital Attack

May 10, 2018

KABUL - Multiple blasts and gunfire on Wednesday rocked Kabul, triggering panic among people in the war-ravaged capital.
HashmatStanikzai, spokesman ...

ADB Assesses Renewable Energy Projects in Afghanistan

ADB Assesses Renewable  Energy Projects in Afghanistan

May 10, 2018

KABUL - Team of experts is to investigate solar energy solutions to generate electricity in the country.
The Asian Development Bank ...

Quarantine Certification Condition Abolished

Quarantine Certification  Condition Abolished

May 10, 2018

PESHAWAR - Pakistan has announced the abolition of a tough condition for bilateral trade in fruits and vegetable with Afghanistan, meeting a key demand of businessmen from both countries...

Media Role Stressed in Boosting Kabul-Beijing Ties

Media Role  Stressed in Boosting  Kabul-Beijing Ties

May 09, 2018

BEIJING - Journalists from Afghanistan and China held a joint annual conference, conferring on opportunities and relations between the two countries...

Govt to Open E-NIC Center in Kabul Despite Backlash

Govt to Open E-NIC Center in Kabul Despite Backlash

May 09, 2018

KABUL - Political analysts believe the process will cause a crisis and create division among different ethnic groups.
Officials from Afghanistan Central Civil...

1.3 Million People Register to Vote Since Call for Elections

1.3 Million People Register to Vote Since Call for Elections

May 09, 2018

KABUL - Families fear for the security of their children attending schools where many of the registration centers are set up.
Officials from the Independent Election...

Half of Afghan Population Migrated, Repatriated or Displaced in Last 5 Years

Half of Afghan Population Migrated,  Repatriated or Displaced in Last 5 Years

May 09, 2018

KABUL - According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), half of the population of Afghanistan has either left the country, returned or internally ...

Afghan Army Kills 20 Insurgents in Eastern Province

Afghan Army Kills  20 Insurgents in Eastern Province

May 09, 2018

KABUL - At least 20 armed insurgents had been killed and 15 others injured since military operations were launched in Paktika province, east of Afghanistan on Monday, defense ministry ...