Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Access to Basic Health Services 22pc up: MoPH

Access to Basic Health  Services 22pc up: MoPH

May 01, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Sunday said people’s access to basic health services increased by 22 percent during the last three years, with ...

Islamic Education Student Commits Suicide in Samangan

Islamic Education Student  Commits Suicide in Samangan

May 01, 2018

KABUL -  An Islamic studies student hanged himself in northern Samangan on Monday, raising the number of suicide deaths to four during the last one and half a month ...

Modi-Xi ‘Agree’ to Joint Project in Afghanistan

Modi-Xi ‘Agree’ to Joint Project in Afghanistan

April 30, 2018

BEIJING - Indian media reports indicate Modi and Xi have agreed to embark on a joint economic project in Afghanistan, but no details were given...

Ball in Taliban’s Court to Reconcile and End Fighting: NATO SCR

Ball in Taliban’s Court to Reconcile  and End Fighting: NATO SCR

April 30, 2018

KABUL - The NATO Senior Civilian Representative (SCR) in Afghanistan Ambassador Cornelius Zimmermann has said the alliance would remain in Afghanistan on invitation ...

Pak, US Work Together to Achieve Peace in Afghanistan: Aizaz

Pak, US Work  Together to Achieve Peace in Afghanistan: Aizaz

April 30, 2018

WASHINGTON - Pakistan ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry says Islamabad and Washington need to work together to achieve peace in Afghanistan...

Mujahidin to Name Candidate for Presidential Vote: CEO

Mujahidin to Name Candidate for Presidential Vote: CEO

April 30, 2018

PARAKH - Chief Executive Officers (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday said mujahidin would nominate their candidate for next year’s presidential election...

Taliban’s Funding Sources to be Choked: Gen. Nicholson

Taliban’s Funding Sources  to be Choked: Gen. Nicholson

April 30, 2018

KABUL - Taliban’s funding sources, no matter where they are, will be choked, the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan says.
In an exclusive session ...

IEC’s Ability to Manage Voter Database Questioned

IEC’s Ability to Manage  Voter Database Questioned

April 30, 2018

KABUL - Election watchdogs have called on the IEC to let them observe the data entry process in view of transparency.
The Independent Election ...

President Again Calls on Taliban to Reconcile

President Again Calls on  Taliban to Reconcile

April 29, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has called on the Taliban to join the reconciliation process and added Mujahidin and Jihad have roots in the unity of the people ...

North and South Korea Set Bold Goals: A Final Peace and No Nuclear Arms

North and South Korea  Set Bold Goals: A Final Peace and No Nuclear Arms

April 29, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea — The leaders of North and South Korea agreed on Friday to work to remove all nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula and, within the year ...

Afghanistan, Regional Countries to Conduct Military Exercises

Afghanistan, Regional Countries  to Conduct Military Exercises

April 29, 2018

KABUL - China’s Defense Ministry says many joint military exercises will be conducted within a multilateral framework.
Afghanistan, China, Tajikistan ...

International Islamic Moot on Afghanistan in July

International Islamic Moot on Afghanistan in July

April 29, 2018

KABUL - A peace delegation from Afghanistan has held talks with leadership of the Organization of Islamic Countries or OIC in Saudi Arabia besides meeting ...

‘US Wants to See Afghanistan, its People Succeed’

‘US Wants to See Afghanistan, its People Succeed’

April 29, 2018

KABUL - US Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass has reiterated Washington’s support for Afghanistan's economy, elections and the ...

US Wants Taliban to Understand Political Settlement the Only Way Forward

US Wants Taliban to  Understand Political  Settlement the Only  Way Forward

April 29, 2018

WASHINGTON - The goal of the United States is to make sure that the Taliban views that the only solution is a political one and they cannot win in the battlefield, General ...

NATO FMs to Discuss Afghan Reconciliation, Reforms

NATO FMs to Discuss Afghan Reconciliation, Reforms

April 26, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan will feature in the agenda of the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on the 27th of April  (Friday), an alliance official said on Wednesday...

Billion Dollars in Afghanistan Funding at Risk of Misuse: SIGAR

Billion Dollars in  Afghanistan Funding at Risk of Misuse: SIGAR

April 26, 2018

KABUL - The World Bank (WB) and Afghan government have been not adequately monitoring where the funds go and how they have been used, a watchdog appointed by the US congres...

Fight Against Corruption Government’s Top Priority

Fight Against Corruption  Government’s Top Priority

April 26, 2018

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has said fight against corruption was top priority of the National Unity Government (NUG)...

Dostum Vows to Return to Afghanistan Soon

Dostum Vows to Return  to Afghanistan Soon

April 26, 2018

MAIMANA - A huge gathering of Afghanistan’s solvation Alliance (ASA) is expected to hold in Turkey next week, the first Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum has announced...

Corruption Main Factor behind Afghan Conflict: Spoko

Corruption Main  Factor behind Afghan Conflict: Spoko

April 25, 2018

KABUL - Spoko was addressing the fourth Annual Anti-Corruption Conference of European Union (EU) in Kabul on Tuesday. President Ashraf Ghani and other high ranking ...

Parents Concerned About Attacks on Voting Centers

Parents Concerned About Attacks on Voting Centers

April 25, 2018

KABUL - Parents of Kabul school children on Tuesday said they have stopped their children from going to school due to security concerns as voter registration centers ...

Half a Million Afghan Children Affected by Drought: UN

Half a Million Afghan Children Affected by Drought: UN

April 25, 2018

KABUL - Half a million Afghan children have been affected by a looming drought in the country, a UN agency said on Tuesday, fearing food insecurity in impoverished Afghanistan...

Peace in Afghanistan Central to Regional Security: India

Peace in Afghanistan Central  to Regional Security: India

April 25, 2018

KABUL -  “This can only be achieved through political dialogue and reconciliation within the framework of the Afghan constitution,” Sushma Swaraj ...

Kabul, Kandahar Record Highest Voter Registration Turnout

Kabul, Kandahar Record  Highest Voter Registration Turnout

April 25, 2018

KABUL - While the low voter registration turnout in the country prevails, the Independent Election Commission’s update for the first week of the process shows Kabul ...

Conditions for Candidates Insufficient: Election Observers

Conditions for Candidates  Insufficient: Election Observers

April 25, 2018

KABUL - Election observers on Tuesday said conditions for parliamentary election candidates, particularly women, were not satisfactory...

Terror Blast Likely to Discourage Afghan Voters

Terror Blast Likely  to Discourage Afghan  Voters

April 24, 2018

KABUL Islamic State claimed responsibility for the suicide attack Sunday on an identification cards distribution center where hundreds of people had gathered to apply for ID cards for ...

Military Pressure to Force Taliban into Talks: NATO Envoy

Military Pressure to Force  Taliban into Talks: NATO Envoy

April 24, 2018

LASHKARGAH - NATO’s Special Civilian Representative (SCR) Cornelius Zimmermann expressed these views at a meeting with local officials in Lashkargah ...

UN Chief Condemns Kabul Suicide Bombing

UN Chief Condemns  Kabul Suicide Bombing

April 24, 2018

KABUL - The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday night condemned the attack on a population registration center in Kabul city that killed 57 people...

India ‘a Good, Strategic Friend’ of Afghanistan: Ghani

India ‘a Good, Strategic Friend’ of Afghanistan: Ghani

April 24, 2018

KABUL - While accepting the credentials of new Indian ambassador to Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani on Monday said India was a good and strategic friend of Afghanistan ...

Afghan Exports to Iran Go Down, Imports up

Afghan Exports to Iran  Go Down, Imports up

April 24, 2018

KABUL - Iran’s exports to Afghanistan have gone up by more than 21 percent in terms of tonnage and 13.57 percent in year-on-year value, a media report said on Monday...

Central Bank Grants IBA an Islamic Banking System License

Central Bank Grants IBA an  Islamic Banking System License

April 24, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan’s Central Bank has granted a license to the Islamic Bank of Afghanistan (IBA), the first lender in the country to apply the interest-free principles ...

Attack at Kabul Voter Registration Center Kills at Least 58 People

Attack at Kabul Voter Registration Center Kills at Least 58 People

April 23, 2018

KABUL - An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 58 people including women and children and wounded 119 outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan ...

Huge Turnout at Registration Centres

Huge Turnout at Registration Centres

April 23, 2018

KABUL - Over 230,000 people, including 52,790 women have registered themselves as voters throughout the country and more people have been coming for registration, the Independent ...

Afghan Government Wins International Trust: WB

Afghan Government Wins  International Trust: WB

April 23, 2018

KABUL - The World Bank has said the Afghan government was able to gain international trust for its reform programs despite global assistance declined to Afghanistan...

Afghanistan Observes World Earth Day

Afghanistan Observes World Earth Day

April 23, 2018

KABUL - People in Afghanistan on Sunday joined other nations around the world to mark World Earth Day and carried out a clean up operation at the Hashmat Khan Lake in Kabul city...

IEC Promises to Restore Public Confidence in Election Process

IEC Promises to Restore Public  Confidence in Election Process

April 23, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday said public confidence in the electoral process was badly damaged during the crisis following the 2014 ...