Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Govt. Alone Unable to Manage Current Imbroglio: Ibrahimi

Govt. Alone Unable to Manage Current Imbroglio: Ibrahimi

May 24, 2017

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga or lower house speaker urged political parties and influential figures to reach a consensus on resolving the current imbroglio, which he said the government...

US Committed to Fighting Terror in Afghanistan: McMaster

US Committed to Fighting Terror  in Afghanistan: McMaster

May 24, 2017

KABUL - US National Security Advisor (NSA) Gen. HR McMaster has renewed Washington’s commitment to supporting Kabul in diverse fields and in the fight against terrorism, a statement...

MoPW Saves 15bn Afghanis in Contracts Last Year

MoPW Saves 15bn  Afghanis in Contracts Last Year

May 24, 2017

KABUL – Minister of Public Works Eng. Mahmood Baligh on Tuesday said his ministry constructed hundreds of kilometers of roads and saved Afs 15 billion in development projects last solar...

TAPI a Purely Economic Project: Turkmenistan

TAPI a Purely Economic Project: Turkmenistan

May 24, 2017

KABUL - A long-delayed four nation’s gas pipeline project is seen as an essential element of economic cooperation between and Turkmenistan. The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India...

USAID and AGO Launch Women’s Internship Program

USAID and AGO Launch  Women’s Internship Program

May 24, 2017

KABUL – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with Afghanistan’s Attorney General’s Office (AGO) on Tuesday launched a program...

16 Suspects Appear in Court over Military Hospital Attack

16 Suspects Appear  in Court over Military Hospital Attack

May 24, 2017

KABUL - At least sixteen people suspected of being involved in the deadly attack on Sardar Daud military hospital in Kabul in March appeared in court on Tuesday, the Afghan Ministry of Defense...

Trump Discusses Fight against Terror with Ghani

Trump Discusses Fight against Terror with Ghani

May 23, 2017

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump held a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the Arab Islamic American Summit to discuss security and fight against terrorism...

Anti-Graft Steps on but Follow-up Action Needed: MEC

Anti-Graft Steps on but Follow-up  Action Needed: MEC

May 23, 2017

KABUL - The evolution of the Anti-Corruption Justice Centre (ACJC), which swung into action in November 2016 with a few hiccups, into an effective judicial device is seen as the most...

Watchdog Accuses Govt. of Violating Access to Information Act

Watchdog Accuses  Govt. of Violating Access to Information Act

May 23, 2017

KABUL - The Oversight Commission on Access to Information (OCAI) on Monday said a number of government institutions are not implementing the Access to Information act. In a new report...

DABS Overcharging Poor Consumers, Allege MPs

DABS Overcharging Poor Consumers, Allege MPs

May 23, 2017

KABUL - Wolesi Jirga members on Monday accused Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) of overbilling, saying the power utility was collecting electricity charges once in two months against...

Contracts for Road, Bridges Worth Afs 220m Signed

Contracts for Road, Bridges Worth Afs 220m Signed

May 23, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) on Monday signed three contracts for construction of a road in capital Kabul and two bridges in central Kapisa and northern Baghlan provinces...

Turkey’s Maarif Eyes Revamping Afghan Schools

Turkey’s Maarif Eyes  Revamping Afghan Schools

May 23, 2017

KABUL - Turkey’s state-supported Maarif Foundation has announced its readiness to invest some $20 million to revamp and revitalize a chain of Turkish schools in Afghanistan...

War on Terror to Dominate Agenda at Saudi Summit

War on Terror to Dominate Agenda at Saudi Summit

May 22, 2017

RIYADH - The Arab Islamic American Summit opened in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh on Saturday with 55 leaders and representatives from 60 Islamic countries in attendance...

Insecurity and Bureaucracy Threatening Economic Development: Danish

Insecurity and Bureaucracy Threatening Economic Development: Danish

May 22, 2017

KABUL - Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish said on Sunday that security threats and bureaucracy are two major challenges in the way of Afghanistan’s economic development...

Senate Summons IARCSC, CIDCDA Heads

Senate Summons  IARCSC, CIDCDA Heads

May 22, 2017

KABUL- Meshrano Jirga chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar on Sunday directed the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC) and the Computerized Identity Cards...

US, Saudi Arabia Sign $110bn Arms Deal during Trump Visit

US, Saudi Arabia Sign $110bn Arms Deal during Trump Visit

May 22, 2017

RIYADH - The U.S and Saudi Arabia have agreed on an arms deal worth almost $110 billion USD “to support Saudi Arabia's defense needs,” the State Department said in a statement...

Ghani Expects to Meet Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia

Ghani Expects to Meet Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia

May 22, 2017

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani expects to meet with his US counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of a conference in Saudi Arabia. Deputy presidential spokesman Najibullah...

Rouhani Wins Iran’s Presidential Election

Rouhani Wins Iran’s Presidential Election

May 21, 2017

TEHRAN - Iran's incumbent President Hassan Rouhani won the country's presidential election, Iran's Interior Minister, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, announced here on Saturday...

NATO Renews Support for Afghanistan’s Security

NATO Renews Support for  Afghanistan’s Security

May 21, 2017

KABUL - NATO allies and partners have underscored the importance to continue backing the Afghan forces through training, advising and assistance as part of the Resolute Support...

Dostum Departs for Turkey

Dostum Departs for Turkey

May 21, 2017

KABUL – First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum has left for Turkey, officials said Saturday, in what could be another long exile for the former warlord following allegations that he...

Pakistan’s Isolation is not in our Interest: Ghani

Pakistan’s Isolation is  not in our Interest: Ghani

May 21, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani said Saturday that Pakistan is in a state of isolation and its seclusion is not in Afghanistan’s interest. During a meeting at the Presidential Palace...

ACCI Lays down Conditions for Pakistani Exporters

ACCI Lays down Conditions for Pakistani Exporters

May 21, 2017

KABUL - Pakistani businessmen have suggested to the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) that they will provide high quality, fortified foods at reasonable prices...

Govt. Blamed for Delay in Parliamentary Polls

Govt. Blamed for Delay in Parliamentary Polls

May 21, 2017

KABUL - Head of Secretariat of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), Imam Mohammad Warimach, said government is killing time in holding the upcoming parliamentary and district...

Ghani Backs HIA Deal, Engagement with Russia

Ghani Backs HIA Deal, Engagement with Russia

May 20, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has underlined the need for working concurrently on developing the country’s economy and improving the security environment. Our challenge is...

Incumbent Parliament Hurdle to Fresh Elections: TEFA

Incumbent Parliament Hurdle to Fresh Elections: TEFA

May 20, 2017

KABUL - The Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) on Thursday said keeping silence and not announcing specified date to hold elections showed the government...

NATO Agree to do more in Fight Against IS

NATO Agree to do more in Fight Against IS

May 20, 2017

KABUL - NATO top brass has recommended that the military alliance shall join the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group, a media report said on Thursday. Earlier, U.S...

Presidential Elections not to be Delayed Even for a Second: Abdullah

Presidential Elections not to be Delayed Even for a Second: Abdullah

May 20, 2017

KABUL - The Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Friday has promised that the presidential elections will not be delayed even for a second. Speaking during a gathering in capital Kabul...

Ghani Inaugurates Work on South-North Road in Bamyan

Ghani Inaugurates Work on  South-North Road in Bamyan

May 20, 2017

BAMYAN - President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday traveled to central Bamyan province and inaugurated construction work on the Yakawalang-Dara-i-Sauf Road. Contract for the 178-kilometer...

Global Attention to Afghanistan on the Wane: Abdullah

Global Attention to Afghanistan on the Wane: Abdullah

May 18, 2017

KABUL - Thee chief executive officer (CEO) has slammed the international community for its declining attention to the counterterrorism campaign in the war-torn country...

US, NATO Officials to Discuss Afghan Conflict

US, NATO Officials to  Discuss Afghan Conflict

May 18, 2017

KABUL - Top US and NATO military commander would meet this week to discuss the war in Afghanistan and the way forward, a media report said on Wednesday. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph...

Foreign Military Experts Aiding Taliban: Baghlan Police

Foreign Military Experts  Aiding Taliban: Baghlan Police

May 18, 2017

PUL-I-KHUMRI - The police chief for northern Baghlan province on Wednesday claimed several Russian, Pakistani, Egyptian and Chechen military experts had arrived in the province to train...

Political Will Needed to Banish Terror: Wardak

Political Will Needed to  Banish Terror: Wardak

May 18, 2017

KABUL - Shared interest could guide the reconciliation and ultimate peace and stability in the region if there is a strong political for it, says the minister of parliamentary affairs...

Govt. to Probe Attack on Afghan Migrants in Istanbul

Govt. to Probe Attack on Afghan  Migrants in Istanbul

May 18, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Wednesday said government will launch a full inquiry into reports of an attack on Afghan asylum seekers in Istanbul city earlier...

Child Casualties in Afghanistan Record High: UN

Child Casualties in Afghanistan Record High: UN

May 17, 2017

KABUL - The first four months of 2017 witnessed the highest recorded number of childern casualties due to the conflict-related incidents in Afghanistan, the United Nations said, with 283...

Tribal Elders being Consulted on Peace Drive: Ghani

Tribal Elders being Consulted on Peace Drive: Ghani

May 17, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani said his government wanted to advance the national reconciliation process in consultations with tribal elders and influential figures. Speaking to tribal...