Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

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. ..

Farah’s War is over Water: Defense Minister

Farah’s War is over  Water: Defense Minister

May 20, 2018

KABUL - Farah representatives called on  security heads to boost security measures and intelligence gathering in the province.
Four days after the Taliban...

Ghani and Noor Reacts at Deadly Stadium Bombing In Jalalabad City

Ghani and Noor Reacts at Deadly Stadium Bombing In Jalalabad City

May 20, 2018

KABUL - The Chief Executive of Jamiat Islami and the ex-governor of Balh Ata Mohammad Noor also condemned the brutal bombing in Jalalabad city...

Floods Claim 16 Lives in Northern Afghanistan

Floods Claim 16 Lives  in Northern Afghanistan

May 20, 2018

KABUL- Flash floods and landslides cause havoc in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 16 people and damaging hundreds of homes, an official and local media said on...

India Test a Big Day for Cricket in Afghanistan: Rashid Khan

India Test a Big Day for Cricket in Afghanistan: Rashid Khan

May 20, 2018

KABUL - The Afghan spin sensation Rashid Khan has said that the historic test match against India will be a big day for the cricket in Afghanistan...

Iran has Contacts not Links with Taliban: Envoy

Iran has Contacts not Links with Taliban: Envoy

May 20, 2018

TEHRAN - Amid reports of Tehran’s involvement in deteriorating security in western Farah province of Afghanistan, the Iran ambassador in Kabul says his country has no . . .

Ghani off to Turkey to Participate in OIC Meeting Regarding Jerusalem

Ghani off to Turkey to Participate in OIC Meeting Regarding Jerusalem

May 19, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani left for Turkey earlier today to participate in an extraordinary meeting summoned by the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation ...

Afghan Forces Fighting International Terrorism: Nicholson

Afghan Forces Fighting International Terrorism: Nicholson

May 19, 2018

KABUL - The NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) Mission Commander, Gen. John Nicholson has hailed the bravery of Afghan security forces and encouraged Taliban to accept ...

Commandos Involved in 68 Operations to Combat Taliban Attacks

Commandos  Involved in 68 Operations  to Combat Taliban Attacks

May 19, 2018

KABUL - Ministry of Defense says the Commando Unit of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are conducting 68 operations in different provinces...

School ‘Compulsory’ for Girls in Khost District

School ‘Compulsory’  for Girls in Khost District

May 19, 2018

KABUL - Tribal elders agreed that families who prevent their girls from going to school will be fined 5,000 AFs.
Tribal elders in Khost province have ...

Ministry to Start Work on Solar Energy Project inDaikundi

Ministry to Start Work on Solar  Energy Project inDaikundi

May 19, 2018

NILI - A lawmaker from Daikundi, SadiqizadaNili, said residents of the province have no access to power so far.
The Ministry of Energy and Water ...

Helmand Peace Convoy Begins Journey to Kabul

Helmand Peace Convoy Begins Journey to Kabul

May 19, 2018

KABUL - Helmand activists said they call on the people to join the movement to save their children and support peace in the war-ravaged country...

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 ...