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Afghanistan to Hold Elections in July Next Year

Afghanistan to Hold  Elections in July Next Year

June 24, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan will hold long-delayed parliamentary and district council elections on July 7, 2018, some three years after they were meant to take place, the country's Independent...

President Opens First Citizen-Arg Debate in Kabul

President Opens First  Citizen-Arg Debate in Kabul

June 24, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday opened the maiden session of a debate titled “Citizen and Arg (Presidential Palace)” aimed at ensuring good governance and...

China FM to Visit Pakistan to Discuss Peace in Afghanistan

China FM to Visit  Pakistan to Discuss Peace in Afghanistan

June 24, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be visiting Pakistan at the end of this week to discuss peace and stability in Afghanistan, Pakistani foreign ministry says...

34 Killed, 60 Injured in Lashkargah Car Bombing

34 Killed, 60 Injured in Lashkargah Car Bombing

June 24, 2017

LASHKARGAH - A powerful car bomb explosion killed 30 people and injured 60 others in front of a bank in the capital of southern Helmand province on Thursday. A corolla model car...

Play Role in Ending Conflict, Khalili Tells Taliban

Play Role in Ending Conflict, Khalili Tells Taliban

June 24, 2017

KABUL - The new High Peace Council (HPC) chief, Karim Khalili, on Friday asked the Taliban to play a positive role in ending the decades-long conflict in Afghanistan. Khalili, who...

Atmar, Mcmaster Discuss Political Cooperation

Atmar, Mcmaster Discuss Political Cooperation

June 24, 2017

KABUL - Afghan and American national security advisors have discussed a new framework of political collaboration between the two allies. NSA Hanif Atmar said he spoke with...

UNAMA Chief Calls for Urgent Reforms to Avert Future Crises

UNAMA Chief Calls for Urgent Reforms to Avert Future Crises

June 22, 2017

NEW YORK - Briefing the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto said the recent “security...

Pakistan Affecting Afghanistan Stability: Pentagon

Pakistan Affecting Afghanistan  Stability: Pentagon

June 22, 2017

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Tuesday said Pakistan was ‘the most influential’ external actor affecting Afghan stability and the military alliance’s mission. Pakistan views...

President Signs Cybercrime Bill into Law: Official

President Signs Cybercrime Bill into Law: Official

June 22, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has signed the bill on prevention of electronics crimes into law, the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology said on Tuesday. Najib Nangyal...

Ghani Stresses Transparency in Filling Govt Vacancies

Ghani Stresses Transparency in Filling Govt Vacancies

June 22, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani, stressing transparency in recruitment process in public sector organizations, on Wednesday issued a decree asking all government institutions to...

More Refugees Likely to Return from Iran, Pakistan: UNHRC

More Refugees Likely to Return  from Iran, Pakistan: UNHRC

June 22, 2017

KABUL - Marking World Refugee Day, CEO Abdullah Abdullah urged host nations to not force refugees to leave their countries.  The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on...

Pentagon Wasted $28 Million on Uniforms for Afghan Soldiers: Report

Pentagon Wasted $28 Million on  Uniforms for Afghan Soldiers: Report

June 22, 2017

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon wasted as much as $28 million over the past decade buying uniforms for the Afghan army with a woodland camouflage pattern appropriate for a tiny fraction of...

Sunni-Shiite Harmony in Afghanistan Unique: Ghani

Sunni-Shiite Harmony in Afghanistan Unique: Ghani

June 21, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said Afghanistan was not a place for religious conflicts and the Afghans both Sunni and Shia had sacrificed their lives for the protection of each...

Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Hails Iran for Hosting Afghan Refugees

Afghanistan’s Chief  Executive Hails Iran for Hosting Afghan Refugees

June 21, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah appreciated Iran for hosting the Afghan refugees during the past three decades. Abdullah made the remarks in a meeting attended by...

Modi Thanks Ghani for Afghanistan-India Air Corridor Initiative

Modi Thanks Ghani  for Afghanistan-India Air  Corridor Initiative

June 21, 2017

KABUL - The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for the initiative to launch the Afghanistan-India air corridor. Modi expressed optimisms...

COST, MoPW and MoRRD Sign ‘Transparency’ Agreement

COST, MoPW and MoRRD  Sign ‘Transparency’ Agreement

June 21, 2017

KABUL - Based on the agreement, the ministries have to share all information regarding building projects with the people. The Construction Sector Transparency Initiative-Afghanistan...

No Plan to Found Political Party, Says Ghani

No Plan to Found Political  Party, Says Ghani

June 21, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani, calling himself people’s servant, says he is not interested in founding a political party and his presidency is connecting different sections of...

Ghani Inaugurates First Air Corridor with India

Ghani Inaugurates First  Air Corridor with India

June 20, 2017

KABUL - The much-anticipated Afghanistan-India Air Corridor was inaugurated by President Ashraf Ghani on Monday when the first Delhi-bound cargo plane with 60 tonnes of medicinal plants...

US Has no Strategy to Break Stalemate in Afghanistan: Senator Mccain

US Has no Strategy to Break Stalemate  in Afghanistan: Senator Mccain

June 20, 2017

US Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain states that the US has no strategy to end the stalemate in Afghanistan.

Terrorist Groups are our Common Enemies: Atmar

Terrorist Groups are our Common Enemies: Atmar

June 20, 2017

KABUL - The National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar on Monday said the terrorists were not enemies of a specific country; but they were common enemies of all and combating this...

Ghani Warns Countries against Fueling the War

Ghani Warns Countries against Fueling the War

June 20, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani instead called on these countries to support peace and development in the war-torn country. President Ashraf Ghani on Monday warned that countries supporting...

Direct Peace Talks with Taliban after Eid: RPC

Direct Peace Talks with Taliban after Eid: RPC

June 20, 2017

KABUL - Jirga-I-Waqeye Sulh (Real Peace Council), a newly established institute, during its maiden meeting on Monday announced the organization will initiate direct peace talks...

AGO Says Probe into Rally Shooting is Still Underway

AGO Says Probe into Rally  Shooting is Still Underway

June 20, 2017

KABUL - The AGO said no decision had yet been taken regarding the fate of the Kabul Garrison commander and the Kabul police chief. The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) on Monday said

Our Nation, Unity under Attack: Ghani

Our Nation, Unity under Attack: Ghani

June 19, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said the enemy had launched attack on the Afghan nation and their unity after tasting defeat on the battlefield. Addressing a high level huddle...

6.5 Million Children at Risk: Ministry

6.5 Million Children at Risk: Ministry

June 19, 2017

KABUL - About 6.5 million children are at risk of being physically, sexually and mentally harassed across Afghanistan, the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Disabled and Martyrs said on...

Insurgent Attacks will not Divide Afghans: Ulema Council

Insurgent Attacks  will not Divide Afghans: Ulema Council

June 19, 2017

KABUL - The head of the national Ulema Council said the enemies of Afghanistan are targeting mosques and religious gatherings in a bid to divide the people. The Afghanistan Ulema Council...

Qadir Seeks Long Term Support for Anti-Daesh Militia

Qadir Seeks Long Term  Support for Anti-Daesh Militia

June 19, 2017

JALALABAD - A Wolesi Jirga delegation on Sunday asked the government to provide long-term support and equipment to the anti-Daesh militia in eastern Nangarhar province...

Blocking Roads and Disturbing People not Acceptable, Ghani Tells Kabul Protesters

Blocking Roads and Disturbing People not  Acceptable, Ghani Tells Kabul Protesters

June 19, 2017

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the blocking of the roads and causing disturbance to the public are not acceptable as he called for immediate clearing of the routes...

Old Traditions Keeping Half of Logar Girls out of School

Old Traditions Keeping Half  of Logar Girls out of School

June 19, 2017

PUL-I-ALAM - Lawlessness and old traditions have prevented about 50 percent of girls from attending school in central Logar province, the provincial women’s affairs director says...

Mosque Attack a Plot to Sow Sectarian Discord: MPs

Mosque Attack a Plot to Sow Sectarian Discord: MPs

June 18, 2017

KABUL - Some Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday condemned Thursday’s attack on Al-Zahara Mosque in Kabul City, saying the attack was aimed at stirring up religious differences...

Dozens of Draft Bills Waiting President’s Approval

Dozens of Draft Bills Waiting  President’s Approval

June 18, 2017

KABUL - Justice Minister Abdul Basir Anwar says the ministry does not have the authority to further chase the draft bills sent to the presidential palace for approval. At least 20 draft bills...

153 People Arrested over Various Criminal Charges in Kabul: Officials

153 People Arrested over Various Criminal Charges in Kabul: Officials

June 18, 2017

KABUL - At least one hundred and fifty people have been arrested on various criminal charges from different parts of Kabul in the past three weeks. The Criminal Investigation Department...

Contract Signed for the Design of Major Dar-Ul-Aman Administrative Complex

Contract Signed for the Design of Major Dar-Ul-Aman Administrative Complex

June 18, 2017

KABUL - The Minister of Urban Development and Housing Syed Sadat Mansoor said Saturday that the new government complex for the ministries and other government institutions will be built...

India-Afghanistan Air Freight Corridor to Operationalize Soon

India-Afghanistan Air Freight  Corridor to Operationalize Soon

June 18, 2017

New Delhi - The first air freight corridor between India and Afghanistan will be operationalized in the next couple of days, an Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson announced...

Pakistan Reaffirms Support for Peace, Stability in Afghanistan

Pakistan Reaffirms Support for Peace, Stability in Afghanistan

June 18, 2017

KABUL - Pakistan has reaffirmed its commitment for durable peace and stability in Afghanistan, a media report said on Saturday. Pakistan State and Frontier Regions Minister Abdul Qadir...