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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 ...

Female Afghan Coders Design Games to Fight Opium and Inequality

Female Afghan Coders  Design Games to Fight Opium and Inequality

May 09, 2018

HERAT - Think Super Mario Bros, but with an Afghan twist. This is how Afghanistan’s first generation of female coders explain their abilities as game-makers after . . .

Saudi Arabia to Boost Cooperation with Afghanistan

Saudi Arabia to Boost  Cooperation with Afghanistan

May 08, 2018

KABUL - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has pledged boosting cooperation with Afghanistan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s office said on Monday...

Hizb-E-Islami Members Fight Alongside Taliban in Kandahar

Hizb-E-Islami Members Fight Alongside Taliban in Kandahar

May 08, 2018

KABUL - Members of Hizb-e-Islami, who were released from prisons, have joined Taliban ranks in Kandahar province and are causing security problems in the province, Kandahar . . .

Logar School Serving as a Voter Registration Site Blown up

Logar School Serving as a  Voter Registration Site Blown up

May 08, 2018

PUL-I-ALAM - The Taliban insurgents have blown up a school serving as a voter registration site in central Logar province, police said on Monday...

ALP Commander Detained Over ID Cards Collection

ALP Commander Detained  Over ID Cards Collection

May 08, 2018

LASHKARGAH - province over allegedly collecting national identity cards from people by force, an official said Monday.
Governor’s spokesman . . .

India, China Likely to Jointly Undertake Projects in Afghanistan

India, China Likely to Jointly Undertake Projects  in Afghanistan

May 08, 2018

NEW DELHI - India and China are likely to identify projects in areas of health, education and food security that the two countries can jointly undertake in ...

President Ghani Vows Timely, Transparent Elections

President Ghani Vows Timely, Transparent Elections

May 08, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani, denouncing recent attacks on voter registration sites, on Monday pledged the timely conduct of Wolesi Jirga, district council and . . .

MPs Call for Consensus on National Issues by Govt Leaders

MPs Call for Consensus on  National Issues by Govt Leaders

May 07, 2018

This is the second time that disagreements between government leaders have emerged over policy issues...

ACCRA Plans to Distribute 10 Million Paper IDs Ahead of Election

ACCRA Plans to  Distribute 10 Million  Paper IDs Ahead of  Election

May 07, 2018

KABUL - Over a million paper identity cards have been distributed since the start of the voter registration process, officials from Afghan Central Civil Registration ...

Insurgents Enter Kabul in Black-Tinted Cars: Barmak

Insurgents Enter Kabul in  Black-Tinted Cars: Barmak

May 07, 2018

AKBUL - Security officials summoned by senators over vulnerability while Barmak says insurgents arrive in Kabul driving black-tinted cars...

Human Rights: EU Acknowledges Afghanistan Progress

Human Rights: EU Acknowledges Afghanistan Progress

May 07, 2018

KABUL - The European Union (EU) acknowledged progress made by Afghanistan in areas concerning human rights, good governance and migration...

Women Showcase Products, Handicrafts in Kabul Exhibition

Women Showcase Products,  Handicrafts in Kabul Exhibition

May 07, 2018

KABUL - The women who came from five provinces to attend the exhibition said they see it as an opportunity to improve their business...

Reluctance in Registration a Challenge for Election: Envoy

Reluctance in Registration a Challenge for Election: Envoy

May 07, 2018

KABUL - Canadian ambassador to Kabul, Francois Rivest, in an interview with TOLOnews said people’s reluctance in the registration process is a challenge ...

Indonesia Set to Host Trilateral Afghan Peace Meeting

Indonesia Set to  Host Trilateral Afghan  Peace Meeting

May 06, 2018

KABUL - Indonesia will host Islamic scholars from Afghanistan and Pakistan on May 11 for trilateral talks aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the Afghan war...

Dozens of Faryab Women Registered to Vote En Masse

Dozens of Faryab  Women Registered to Vote En Masse

May 06, 2018

MAIMANA - Encouraged by a potential Wolesi Jirga candidate, about 100 women walked for a kilometer towards a voter registration center and got registered en masse in this . . .

MPs Divided Over Electronic ID Cards Roll Out

MPs Divided Over Electronic ID Cards Roll Out

May 06, 2018

KABUL - A number of MPs said e-NIC roll out based on President Ghani’s decree will create a new crisis in the country adding it shows Ghani’s “tyranny”...

New Alliance Formed Ahead of Afghan Elections

New Alliance  Formed Ahead of  Afghan Elections

May 06, 2018

KABUL - Eligible voters across Afghanistan are registering for upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections while politicians try to shore up their alliances ...

Extending legal aid to rural women a priority: Ghani

Extending legal aid to rural women a priority: Ghani

May 06, 2018

KABUL - Addressing ‘National Conference on Violence against Women’ in Kabul, the president said the Afghan women were representatives of ‘new Afghanistan . . .

Conflicts Displace Almost 1,000 Kunduz Families

Conflicts Displace Almost  1,000 Kunduz Families

May 06, 2018

KABUL - Displaced families said they live under tents in a desert in the outskirts of Kunduz City and that they need government’s help.
At least 1,000 families have been . . .

Afghan President Launches Controversial National ID Card

Afghan President  Launches Controversial National ID Card

May 05, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani launched long-delayed electronic citizen ID cards Thursday, but his governing partner, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah ...

Commandos Step in to Retake Badakhshan’s Kohistan District

Commandos Step in to Retake Badakhshan’s Kohistan District

May 05, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Friday that security forces are fighting the Taliban to retake Badakhshan’s Kohistan district which fallen to . . .

CEO Slams ID Card Process, Says it is Not ‘Legitimate’

CEO Slams ID  Card Process, Says it is Not ‘Legitimate’

May 05, 2018

KABUL - The CEO of the National Unity Government (NUG) Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday held a press conference and said the electronic ID card system was not legitimate ...

Afghan Forces Say Foil Attacks on Government Building, Hospital

Afghan Forces Say Foil Attacks on Government Building, Hospital

May 05, 2018

KABUL - Afghan security forces arrested seven suspected militants who were planning to attack a government-run hospital and an interior ministry office in the capital Kabul on ...

Over 1 Million Persons Have Registered as Voters: IEC

Over 1 Million Persons Have Registered as Voters: IEC

May 05, 2018

KABUL - Over one million people have registered themselves as voters in the country from the past 20 days, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has said ...