Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Vice President Danish Condemns the Closure of Election Offices by Political Parties

Vice President Danish  Condemns the Closure of Election Offices by Political Parties

September 19, 2018

The Second Vice President Sarwar Danish condemned the recent move of the political parties for closing the provincial election offices in certain provinces...

Intelligence War Being Waged Against the Afghan People: President Ghani

Intelligence War Being Waged Against the Afghan People: President Ghani

September 19, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the ongoing war is an intelligence war and is being waged against the people of Afghanistan...

Kabul Keenly Following US-Taliban Talks: Saikal

Kabul Keenly Following US-Taliban Talks: Saikal

September 19, 2018

KABUL - The administration of President Ashraf Ghani is keenly following the US-Taliban negotiations on ending the 17-year war, Afghanistan’s UN Ambassador says ...

UN Concerned at Challenges to Afghan Elections

UN Concerned at Challenges to Afghan Elections

September 19, 2018

KABUL - The UN chief’s special representative has voiced his concern at security and political challenges to Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, slated for ...

Afghanistan’s Exports 32pc up in 8 Months: Minister

Afghanistan’s Exports 32pc  up in 8 Months: Minister

September 19, 2018

KABUL - Acting commerce and industry minister Ajmal Hamid Abdul Rahimzai on Tuesday said Afghanistan’s exports increased by 32 per cent in the first eight months of ...

president ghani : Kabul’s Security Leadership Reshuffled

president  ghani : Kabul’s Security  Leadership Reshuffled

September 17, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani says serious steps have been taken to improve the security situation in Kabul, pledging facilitation and reforms of private schools...

NPC Approves Contracts Worth 821m Afghanis

NPC Approves Contracts Worth 821m Afghanis

September 17, 2018

KABUL - The National Procurement Commission (NPC) discussed ten contracts and approved after discussion eight of them worth 821 million afghanis, a statement from the president ...

IEC Announces Voters Lists from 4 Provinces

IEC Announces Voters Lists from 4 Provinces

September 17, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday announced preliminary voter lists from Farah, Zabul, Sar-i-Pul and Panjshir provinces, rejecting thousands of ...

Pakistan’s New Government Vows to Strengthen Pak-Afghan Ties, Regional Security

Pakistan’s New Government  Vows to Strengthen Pak-Afghan  Ties, Regional Security

September 17, 2018

KABUL - Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met with the Chief Executive of the Unity Government of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah during his ...

Ghani, Abdullah Hold Talks on Key National Issues with Ex-Jihadi Leader

Ghani, Abdullah Hold Talks on Key  National Issues with Ex-Jihadi Leader

September 17, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the Chief Executive of the Unity Government Abdullah Abdullah met with the former Jihadi leader Abdul Rab Rasool Sayaf ...

Indian Firms Asked to Invest in Afghan Agro Sector

Indian Firms Asked to Invest in Afghan Agro Sector

September 17, 2018

KABUL - Indian firms have been urged to make use of huge opportunities for investment in Afghanistan’s burgeoning agriculture sector...

The factors behind Afghani devaluation

The factors behind Afghani devaluation

September 17, 2018

In few last year, Afghan currency has been steadily losing its value against foreign currency, especially against USD but recently it has suddenly fallen from 73 to around ...

Pakistan FM Qureshi in Kabul for Talks with Govt Leaders

Pakistan FM Qureshi in Kabul for Talks with Govt Leaders

September 16, 2018

KABUL - Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived in Kabul on Saturday morning for talks with President Ashraf Ghani and other officials...

Afghan Refugees’ Living Conditions Improved in Iran, Pakistan: MoRR

Afghan Refugees’  Living Conditions Improved in Iran, Pakistan: MoRR

September 16, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) says the living conditions of Afghan refugees have been improved in Iran and Pakistan...

Political Parties Close IEC Offices in Three Provinces

Political Parties Close IEC Offices in Three Provinces

September 16, 2018

KABUL - As Afghanistan has only 34 days to hold the upcoming parliamentary elections, a number of major political parties have closed the offices of the ...

‘Pakistan Considering Allowing India-Afghanistan Trade Via its Territory’

‘Pakistan Considering Allowing India-Afghanistan Trade Via its Territory’

September 16, 2018

KABUL - Pakistan had approached Afghanistan earlier this year and indicated its willingness to discuss resumption of trade between Afghanistan and India via Pakistan through ...

Afghan Military Helicopter Crashes, Kills all Five Aboard

Afghan Military Helicopter  Crashes, Kills all Five Aboard

September 16, 2018

KABUL - A helicopter carrying security forces crashed in western Afghanistan, killing all five people on board, including the pilot, officials said on Saturday ...

US Stoutly Supports Afghan-India Trade Show

US Stoutly Supports  Afghan-India Trade Show

September 13, 2018

KABUL - The United States on Wednesday affirmed its stout support for the second annual India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show...

Afghans Taking Steps to Control Insider Attacks: Mattis

Afghans Taking Steps to Control Insider Attacks: Mattis

September 13, 2018

KABUL -  Afghanistan has taken measures, including improved vetting of local forces, to minimise insider attacks, says Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ...

OIC Chief Commends Afghan GAovt Peace Initiatives

OIC Chief Commends  Afghan GAovt Peace  Initiatives

September 13, 2018

KABUL - The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) chief has stressed the importance of Afghan government initiatives to promote peace, security and reconciliation ...

Gov’t to Respond to the Recommendations, Needs of the Armed Forces: Ghani

Gov’t to Respond to the Recommendations, Needs of the Armed Forces: Ghani

September 13, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has vowed that the government would respond to the recommendations and needs of the armed forces.
The Office of the President...

Truck Packed with Explosives Seized by Afghan Forces in Paktika Province

Truck Packed with Explosives Seized  by Afghan Forces in Paktika Province

September 13, 2018

KABUL - The Afghan forces have seized a truck packed with a large quantity of explosives in southeastern Paktika province of Afghanistan...

IECC Asked to Share Evidence Against Disqualified Candidates

IECC Asked to Share Evidence  Against Disqualified Candidates

September 13, 2018

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday asked the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) to share documents and evidence that led to the disqualification of 35 individuals ...

More Afghans Displaced by Drought than Conflict: UN

More Afghans Displaced by Drought than Conflict: UN

September 12, 2018

KABUL - A total of 275,000 people have been displaced by drought in western Afghanistan - 52,000 more than the number uprooted by conflict this year - with over ...

Iran, India, Afghanistan Stress Deepening of Cooperation

Iran, India, Afghanistan Stress Deepening of Cooperation

September 12, 2018

Kabul - Deputy Foreign Ministers of Iran, Afghanistan and India's Foreign Ministry advisor, at a trilateral meeting in Kabul, emphasized on deepening cooperation ...

Afghanistan Suicide Attack Causes Dozens of Casualties as Violence Flares

Afghanistan Suicide Attack Causes  Dozens of Casualties as Violence Flares

September 12, 2018

KABUL - A suicide bomber in Afghanistan killed at least 30 people at a gathering on Tuesday on the highway between the eastern city of Jalalabad and the main ...

China, Pakistan to Extend Economic Corridor Towards Afghanistan

China, Pakistan to Extend  Economic Corridor Towards Afghanistan

September 12, 2018

KABUL - Senior Chinese and Pakistani officials in a meeting in Islamabad decided to accelerate and extend the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor towards ...

Kabul Calls for Iran’s Cooperation to Fight Terrorism

Kabul Calls for Iran’s  Cooperation to Fight Terrorism

September 12, 2018

Kabul - In a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah urged Iran to cooperate with Afghanistan ...

Afghan Taliban Prepare for New Peace Talks with US: Sources

Afghan Taliban Prepare for New Peace Talks with US: Sources

September 12, 2018

KABUL - The Taliban are preparing to send a delegation for further talks with US officials about ending the conflict in Afghanistan, two officials involved with the process ...

Erdogan Urges Russia, Iran to Stop ‘Disaster’ in Idlib

Erdogan Urges Russia, Iran to Stop ‘Disaster’ in Idlib

September 12, 2018

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called on Russia and Iran to halt a looming “humanitarian disaster” in Idlib, saying Syrians there ...

Amid Af-Pak Rows, Qureshi to Visit Kabul this Week

Amid Af-Pak Rows, Qureshi to Visit Kabul this Week

September 11, 2018

KABUL - Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will visit Kabul this week to sort out differences on key issues, including action against irreconcilable ...

US to Threaten Sanctions if ICC Investigates Afghan War Crimes Allegations

US to Threaten Sanctions if ICC  Investigates Afghan War Crimes Allegations

September 11, 2018

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is set to threaten sanctions Monday if the International Criminal Court in The Hague carries out an investigation into allegations of war ...

BSA Behind Growing Insecurity in Afghanistan: MPs

BSA Behind  Growing Insecurity in Afghanistan: MPs

September 11, 2018

KABUL - Some Wolesi Jirga members on Monday asked the government to revoke the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States because the deal had resulted ...

Afghan Media Under Pressure after Journalist Deaths

Afghan Media Under  Pressure after Journalist Deaths

September 11, 2018

KABUL - Following an explosion in April that killed nine reporters, photographers and cameramen covering an attack, Afghanistan has been the deadliest country in the world ...

President Ghani Met with the British Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan

President Ghani Met with the British Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan

September 11, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the British Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan in Kabul on Sunday, the Presidential Palace said...