Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Dozens of States Sign Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty at United Nations

Dozens of States Sign Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty at United Nations

September 21, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - The treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons will enter into force 90 days after 50 countries have ratified it. Only a few states were due to deposit their ratification...

Ghani Renews Offer of Dialogue to Taliban, Pakistan

Ghani Renews Offer of  Dialogue to Taliban, Pakistan

September 21, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - Welcoming the new American strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia, President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday called upon neighbours to join his quest for peace and...

Mirziyoyev Backs Trump on Afghanistan Issue

Mirziyoyev Backs Trump  on Afghanistan Issue

September 21, 2017

NEW YORK - President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev speaking at the UN General Assembly said his country supports the U.S. President's call on the neighboring countries of...

CEO Calls on MPs to Cast Ministerial Votes Wisely

CEO Calls on MPs to Cast Ministerial Votes Wisely

September 21, 2017

KABUL - CEO Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday said government will introduce the ministerial nominees to the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) in the next few days, and that...

President Ghani to Meet His US Counterpart Today

President Ghani to Meet  His US Counterpart Today

September 21, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani is all set to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump on Thursday and the two leaders are expected to confer on bilateral relations, terrorism...

Nuclear Threat at Highest Level Since Cold War: UN Chief

Nuclear Threat at Highest Level Since Cold War: UN Chief

September 20, 2017

UNITED NATIONS –In his first state-of-the-world report since taking the reins of the United Nations on Jan. 1, Guterres put "nuclear peril" as the leading threat warning...

Senate Panel Backs Trump’s Pick for US Envoy to Afghanistan

Senate Panel Backs Trump’s  Pick for US Envoy to Afghanistan

September 20, 2017

WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of a veteran diplomat to serve as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Afghanistan. The panel recommended...

China ‘Hopeful’ That Peace Can be Restored Soon

China ‘Hopeful’ That Peace Can be Restored Soon

September 20, 2017

BEIJING - Addressing a press conference in Beijing, Lu said: "China supports the efforts made by Afghanistan to restore peace and stability. Responding to a question...

UN Has Failed to Realise Its Full Potential: Trump

UN Has Failed to Realise  Its Full Potential: Trump

September 20, 2017

KABUL - President Donald Trump, addressing the General Assembly, has pledged his administration's support for the United Nations' reforms. The US government would be “partners...

Commando Training Intensifies, Numbers to Rise

Commando Training  Intensifies, Numbers to Rise

September 20, 2017

KABUL - The Afghan National Army is expected to expand its commando forces from 16,000 to 23,000 by next year, officials confirmed. Following the announcement of the US’s new strategy...

MP Alleges Deals with Cabinet Picks on Trust Vote

MP Alleges Deals  with Cabinet Picks  on Trust Vote

September 19, 2017

KABUL - A Wolesi Jirga or lower house member on Monday alleged some ministers-designate had offered government jobs to relatives of lawmakers in return for granting them the vote of...

Abbasi Admits Kabul Truck Bombers ‘Came from Pakistan’

Abbasi Admits Kabul Truck  Bombers ‘Came from Pakistan’

September 19, 2017

KABUL - Pakistan’s new prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the bombers behind a deadly truck bombing in the diplomatic zone of Kabul in May, which killed over 150...

Olympic Council of Asia Delegation to Visit Kabul

Olympic Council of Asia Delegation to Visit Kabul

September 19, 2017

KABUL - As Afghanistan prepares a four-year plan for the development of domestic sports, a delegation of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is expected to visit Kabul to evolve...

Around 3,000 Afghans Commit Suicide Every Year

Around 3,000 Afghans  Commit Suicide Every Year

September 19, 2017

KABUL - Up to 3,000 people are committing suicide in Afghanistan each year, 80 percent of whom are women, an official said Sunday. Speaking at an event on suicide prevention in...

200,000 Farmers to Get Improved Wheat Seed

200,000 Farmers to  Get Improved Wheat Seed

September 19, 2017

KABUL - Some 200,000 farmers across the country would receive improved quality wheat seed this season, the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said on...

Trump to Meet Ghani in New York: McMaster

Trump to Meet Ghani in New York: McMaster

September 17, 2017

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump would meet his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 21. US National...

MPs to Summon IEC Officials over Ongoing Problems

MPs to Summon IEC  Officials over Ongoing Problems

September 17, 2017

KABUL - Members of the Wolesi Jirga (the Lower House of Parliament) on Saturday raised concerns over a range of issues including the existence of corruption in the IEC, the contract...

IW Urges MoPH to Address Health Facilities Related Issues

IW Urges MoPH to Address  Health Facilities Related Issues

September 17, 2017

KABUL - The Integrity Watch (IW) called on the leadership of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and the National Unity Government (NUG) to address the shortcomings that were...

Massoud Slams Ghani for Lack of will to Eliminate Terrorism, Bring Reforms

Massoud Slams Ghani for Lack of will to Eliminate Terrorism, Bring Reforms

September 17, 2017

KABUL - The former presidential advisor for good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud slammed President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for the lack of will to eliminate terrorism and implement reforms...

NATO Commander Reaffirms Strong Support to Afghanistan

NATO Commander Reaffirms Strong Support to Afghanistan

September 17, 2017

KABUL - The commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan General John Nicholson reaffirmed the strong support of the alliance to Afghanistan after a suicide attack...

Taliban will Never Win the War: Ghani

Taliban will Never  Win the War: Ghani

September 16, 2017

GAZDAIZ - In an address to military forces in Paktia province on Friday, President Ashraf Ghani said the world has heard Afghanistan’s voice on counterterrorism efforts...

UN Chief Calls for Political Solution to Afghanistan

UN Chief Calls for Political Solution to Afghanistan

September 16, 2017

NEW YORK - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said at a press conference that there can be no military solution to the problem in Afghanistan and that the country should work to...

IEC Site Chief Suspended Amid Graft Claims

IEC Site Chief Suspended Amid Graft Claims

September 16, 2017

KABUL - The IEC said the site chief has been suspended following a phone conversation with a provincial colleague where he allegedly requested money. The Independent Election Commission...

Afghan, Pakistani and US Officials Discuss Anti-Daesh Campaign

Afghan, Pakistani and US Officials Discuss Anti-Daesh Campaign

September 16, 2017

KABUL - High-ranking officials from Afghanistan, United States and Pakistan in two separate meetings in Kabul discussed the fight against Daesh and Afghanistan-Pakistan bilateral...

Pak FM to Meet President Ghani in US

Pak FM to Meet President Ghani in US

September 16, 2017

PESHAWAR - Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said he plans to meet President Ashraf Ghani. The minister, who recently visited several regional countries, would also hold...

Wolesi Jirga Adds Cabinet Picks to Agenda

Wolesi Jirga Adds  Cabinet Picks to Agenda

September 14, 2017

KABUL - Currently 11 ministries are headed by acting ministers. The government has introduced eight nominees to replace as many acting ministers for a vote of confidence to the...

Abrupt US Pullout from Afghanistan Opposed

Abrupt US Pullout from Afghanistan Opposed

September 14, 2017

WASHINGTON - “We cannot afford not to sustain our efforts in Afghanistan. As a nation, we cannot afford the increased risks and peril that would come from a wholesale departure or rapid...

Pakistan Ready for Joint Patrols of Durand Line: Abbasi

Pakistan Ready for Joint Patrols of Durand Line: Abbasi

September 14, 2017

KABUL - Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says his country is ready for joint patrols and establishment of joint posts on the Durand Line with Afghanistan, a media report said...

Pakistan, Turkey Pledge to Work for Peace in Afghanistan

Pakistan, Turkey Pledge to  Work for Peace in Afghanistan

September 14, 2017

KABUL - Turkey’s foreign office said on Tuesday that Pakistan and Turkey have vowed to work together for peace and stability in Afghanistan. This comes after Pakistan...

Power-Mongers on the Verge of Losing Influence, Claims Hekmatyar

Power-Mongers on the Verge of Losing Influence, Claims Hekmatyar

September 14, 2017

KABUL - Speaking to tribal elders from Chahar Asiab district of Kabul, Hekmatyar said “Certain people who supported Soviets and now supporting NATO are calling themselves Mujahideen...

70 Militants Dead as Afghan Forces Repulse Major Attack

70 Militants Dead as Afghan  Forces Repulse Major Attack

September 14, 2017

KABUL - Afghan security forces have repulsed a major coordinated assault by hundreds of Taliban militants in eastern Nuristan province, killing over 70 militants, officials said...

Kabul, Delhi Launch New Development Partnership

Kabul, Delhi Launch New Development Partnership

September 13, 2017

NEW DELHI - More than 115 high-impact projects will be executed in Afghanistan's suburban and rural communities in 31 provinces under a new partnership with India. Sibghatullah Ahmadi, deputy...

New US Strategy More Focused on War: Senators

New US Strategy More Focused on War: Senators

September 13, 2017

KABUL - Some Meshrano Jirga or Senate members on Tuesday said the new US strategy was more focused on the continuation of war than peace and reconciliation in the war-torn country...

More Effort Needed to Minimize Impact of Climate Change

More Effort Needed to Minimize Impact of Climate Change

September 13, 2017

KABUL - Drought and soil erosion as a result of climate change could further destabilize Afghanistan, environmental experts warned on Tuesday. This comes as scientists report that...

Instrumental Use of Terror in No one’s Interest: Karzai

Instrumental Use of Terror in No one’s Interest: Karzai

September 13, 2017

KABUL - The Office of the former President in a statement said the former President Hamid Karzai met with the Ambassador of Pakistan Mr. Zahid Nasrullah Khan in his office on Monday...