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Zakhilwal to Discuss Nangarhar Situation with Ghani

Zakhilwal to Discuss Nangarhar Situation  with Ghani

August 01, 2018

KABUL - Ambassador to Pakistan Dr. Omar Zakhilwal has expressed concern over insecurity in eastern Nangarhar province, saying he will discuss the issue with President Ashraf Ghani ...

Roadside Bomb Hits Bus, Killing 11 and Wounding 31

Roadside Bomb Hits Bus, Killing 11 and Wounding 31

August 01, 2018

FARAH CITY - A roadside bomb which hit a bus in restive western Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least 11 people and wounded 31, mostly women and children, officials said...

US Warns Against IMF Bailout for Pakistan That Aids China

US Warns Against IMF Bailout  for Pakistan That Aids China

August 01, 2018

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Monday that any potential International Monetary Fund bailout for Pakistan’s new government should not provide ...

President Praises Afghan Robotics Team’s Gains

President Praises Afghan  Robotics Team’s Gains

August 01, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has directed the construction of a school with focus on science and robot-making, a statement from the Presidential Palace said on Tuesday...

The US is at Risk of Losing a Trade War with China

The US is at Risk of Losing a Trade War with China

August 01, 2018

What was at first a trade skirmish – with US President Donald Trump imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum – appears to be quickly morphing into a full-scale trade war with China...

Ghani, Dostum Meet after Long Time, Talk Key Issues

Ghani, Dostum Meet after  Long Time, Talk Key Issues

July 31, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and first vice-president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum met on Monday for the first time after a long time.
A statement from the Presidential ...

£10m British Aid for 1.4m Drought-Hit Afghans

£10m British Aid for 1.4m Drought-Hit Afghans

July 31, 2018

KABUL - The United Kingdom on Monday announced a new aid package of £10 million in emergency food supplies for 1.4 million drought-hit Afghans...

WB Pledges $350m for Reforms, Jobs Creation, Public Services

WB Pledges $350m for Reforms, Jobs Creation, Public Services

July 31, 2018

KABUL - The World Bank (WB) has pledged to provide $350 million grant for reforms designed to improve efficiency and effectiveness in government operations for better ...

ADB Unveils Investment Strategy for Asian Countries

ADB Unveils Investment  Strategy for Asian Countries

July 31, 2018

KABUL - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Sunday unveiled a 12-year strategy aimed at developing and promoting investment opportunities in Asian nations including ...

Taliban Release 15 Hostages, Hold 37 Captive

Taliban Release 15  Hostages, Hold 37 Captive

July 31, 2018

KANDAHAR/CHARIKAR - Taliban militants have freed 13 road construction workers they had abducted in southern Kandahar province and two passengers in central ...

Ghani Asks Ulema to Mobilize the Nation Against Corruption

Ghani Asks Ulema to Mobilize  the Nation Against Corruption

July 30, 2018

KABUL - Addressing delegates at the Ulema anti-corruption meeting, the president said all citizens are responsible for their own actions. ..

UK Envoy Reaffirms Support to Peace Process in Afghanistan

UK Envoy Reaffirms Support  to Peace Process in Afghanistan

July 30, 2018

KABUL - The British ambassador met with People’s Peace Movement members on Sunday and welcomed all peace efforts.
British ambassador to Afghanistan ...

Foreign Contacts with Taliban to Spur Intra-Afghan Talks

Foreign Contacts with Taliban to Spur Intra-Afghan Talks

July 30, 2018

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday said growing contacts with Taliban of some foreign countries would help create environment for ...

Taliban Seek Lifting of UN Curbs on Leaders’ Travel

Taliban Seek Lifting of UN Curbs on Leaders’ Travel

July 30, 2018

KABUL - In direct talks with a US delegation in Doha a week ago, the Taliban sought the removal of UN restrictions on their travel, a media report said on Sunday...

Marble Sector Threatens to Disinvest as Crisis Continues

Marble Sector Threatens  to Disinvest as Crisis Continues

July 30, 2018

KABUL - Some owners of marble processing factories said due to problems with marblemining contracts, they are dealing with a lack of raw materials and many have been ...

14 Crime Suspects Arrested in Uruzgan: Police

14 Crime Suspects  Arrested in Uruzgan: Police

July 30, 2018

TIRINKOT - Police have arrested 14 people including two security men accused of allowing the Taliban to capture their posts in central Urugzan province, the police ...

Imran’s Vow to Nurture Ties with Afghanistan Hailed

Imran’s Vow to Nurture  Ties with Afghanistan Hailed

July 29, 2018

PESHAWAR - Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan can help strengthen the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Chamber of Commerce and Industry ...

Direct Talks with US Will Continue: Ex- Taliban Minister

Direct Talks with  US Will Continue: Ex- Taliban Minister

July 29, 2018

KABUL - A former Taliban minister has confirmed holding direct negotiations with an American delegation in the capital of Qatar this week...

President Ghani Approves List of 75 Commissioners

President Ghani Approves List of 75 Commissioners

July 29, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has approved a list of 75 provincial election commissioners to scrutinise complaints, his spokesman said on Saturday...

Barmak Rejects Claims that Khwaja Ghar Has Fallen to Taliban

Barmak Rejects Claims that  Khwaja Ghar Has Fallen to Taliban

July 29, 2018

KABUL - The Taliban stormed the district on Friday night but security officials said the area is still under government control...

Kabul Exhibition Displays Female Artists’ Paintings

Kabul Exhibition Displays  Female Artists’ Paintings

July 29, 2018

KABUL - More than 20 female artists displayed their artworks at a two-day exhibition in Bagh-e-Babur area in Kabul to protect the environment...

Afghan-Pak Ties May ‘Worsen’ Under Imran Khan: Experts

Afghan-Pak Ties May ‘Worsen’  Under Imran Khan: Experts

July 29, 2018

KABUL - Political affairs experts see no positive changes in Pakistan’s policy towards Afghanistan under the new government in waiting because what they believe...

Imran Khan Envisions Open Borders with Afghanistan

Imran Khan Envisions Open Borders with Afghanistan

July 28, 2018

PESHAWAR - Flushed with success after sweeping the general election, Imran Khan has linked peace in Afghanistan to stability in Pakistan...

Ghani Assures Peace will Come to Afghanistan

Ghani Assures Peace  will Come to Afghanistan

July 28, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani says peace requires a crucial role played by Afghans as he addressed Badghis residents.
Amid growing efforts for peace in the country ...

1,000 Fort Carson Troops Due in Afghanistan this Year

1,000 Fort Carson  Troops Due in  Afghanistan this Year

July 28, 2018

KABUL - A thousand US soldiers will be deployed to Afghanistan later this year to join the two brigades from Fort Carson that are already in the war-torn country, says the Department ...

Afghan Air Force Conducts 12 Strikes on Insurgents Daily: MoD

Afghan Air Force Conducts  12 Strikes on Insurgents Daily: MoD

July 28, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Thursday said that the Afghan Air Force (AAF) is conducting at least twelve air strikes on insurgent strongholds on ...

US Envoy Meets Taliban Officials in Doha

US Envoy Meets  Taliban Officials in Doha

July 28, 2018

DOHA - The US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells met with Taliban officials this week to discuss ways to lay ...

President Trump Touts Progress in Afghanistan

President Trump Touts  Progress in Afghanistan

July 26, 2018

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday told war veterans the US was making progress in Afghanistan after the removal of unnecessary restraints on soldiers...

53pc of Afghan Women Experience Physical Violence

53pc of Afghan Women  Experience Physical Violence

July 26, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday said 53 percent of the Afghanistan women aged above 15 years endured physical violence.
Ahmad Jan Naim, MoPH planning ...

Joint Action Plan Finalized at Abu Dhabi Meeting

Joint Action Plan Finalized  at Abu Dhabi Meeting

July 26, 2018

KABUL - National security advisors attending a quadrilateral meeting between Afghanistan, United States, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates discussed the details ...

UN Pledges Additional $57m for Upcoming Elections

UN Pledges Additional $57m for Upcoming Elections

July 26, 2018

KABUL - Donors have pledged to fund an additional $57 million to the elections budget, in addition to pledging ongoing assistance to the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and ...

US Commends Qatar’s Support for Afghan Truce

US Commends  Qatar’s Support for  Afghan Truce

July 26, 2018

KABUL - The Trump administration has commended Qatar's role in laying the foundation for the peace process in Afghanistan.
State Department spokesperson ...

‘Cautious Optimism’ Afghanistan Strategy Working: US General

‘Cautious Optimism’ Afghanistan Strategy Working: US General

July 25, 2018

KABUL - The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East believes there is reason for “cautious optimism” that the Trump administration’s South Asia Strategy ...

Afghanistan wins Gold, Bronze Medals in Korea Open Int’l Taekwondo Championships

Afghanistan wins Gold,  Bronze Medals in Korea Open Int’l Taekwondo Championships

July 25, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan won two Gold and two Bronze medals during the Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships.
The Afghanistan Taekwondo Federation officials ...

Drug Addicts’ Population Reaches 50,000 in Baghlan

Drug Addicts’ Population Reaches 50,000 in Baghlan

July 25, 2018

PUL-I-KHUMRI - The number of drug addicts has reached around 50,000 and is increasing with each passing day in northern Baghlan province, an official said Tuesday...