Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Monday, March 27th, 2017

CEO Urges Pakistan’s Sincerity in War on Terror

CEO Urges Pakistan’s  Sincerity in War on Terror

March 28, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday urged Pakistan’s honesty in the fight against terrorism, saying support to terrorist groups was threatening the...

Ghani, British FM Discuss Regional Security

Ghani, British FM Discuss Regional Security

March 28, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani in a telephonic conversation with Britain’s Foreign Minister (FM) Boris Johnson on Sunday discussed terrorism, security and other mutual interest issues...

Five Billion Afs. in Worn-Out Bank Notes Burnt Annually

Five Billion Afs. in  Worn-Out Bank Notes Burnt Annually

March 28, 2017

KABUL - The Central Bank of Afghanistan (CBA) on Monday said they pay nearly three AFs to print every Afghani bank note and that annually they collect and burn five billion AFs worth of...

Govt. Wants Uzbeks Sidelined: Dostum’s Office

Govt. Wants Uzbeks  Sidelined: Dostum’s Office

March 28, 2017

KABUL - Reacting to First Lady Rula Ghani’s remarks, the Office of the First Vice President, Abdul Rashid Dostum, on Monday said the Presidential Palace was deliberately omitting an...

Tajikistan Increases Electricity Export to Afghanistan

Tajikistan Increases Electricity Export to Afghanistan

March 28, 2017

KABUL - Tajikistan exports about 2.6 million kWh of electricity to Afghanistan, reports Avesta news agency. The volume of export of electricity to Afghanistan has grown since early March...

We Respect Parliament’s Authority: Ghani

We Respect Parliament’s Authority: Ghani

March 27, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said all the three pillars of the state were correlative and their close coordination and cooperation was vital for a stable Afghanistan in future...

NATO Resolute Support Commander Calls for more Troops in Afghanistan

NATO Resolute Support Commander Calls for more Troops in Afghanistan

March 27, 2017

MOSCOW - NATO Resolute Support Mission Commander Gen. John Nicholson plans to request more troops in Afghanistan to prevent the country from becoming terrorist safe haven, local media...

Corruption Curtails Justice to Ordinary Afghans: EU

Corruption Curtails Justice  to Ordinary Afghans: EU

March 27, 2017

KABUL - The European Union (EU) anti corruption campaign put the judiciary on agenda for its annual anti corruption drive from Sunday till April 2 focusing on judicial corruption in the...

Parliamentary Elections Govt’s Top Priority: Arg

Parliamentary Elections Govt’s Top Priority: Arg

March 27, 2017

KABUL - The Presidential Palace (ARG) said in a statement on Sunday that holding the parliamentary and district councils' elections is government’s top priority this year. Meetings were...

Pakistan-Afghanistan Dialogue Start in Islamabad

Pakistan-Afghanistan  Dialogue Start in Islamabad

March 27, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani and Afghan lawmakers, former officials, members of civil society and media will hold a three-day dialogue here from Monday to explore ways to bring ties closer...

States Supporting Terror Need to be Controlled: Muslimyar

States Supporting Terror Need to be Controlled: Muslimyar

March 27, 2017

HAINAN, CHINA - Meshrano Jirga chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar said that terrorism would engulf other countries if needed steps not taken against states supporting terror groups. Muslimyar...

Current Academic Curriculum Unresponsive: Ghani

Current Academic Curriculum Unresponsive: Ghani

March 26, 2017

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said the current education curriculum was not responsive to students’ needs and teachers were also under pressure. Ghani, who...

I will Quit my Job, not the Province: Balkh Governor

I will Quit my Job, not the  Province: Balkh Governor

March 26, 2017

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Atta Mohammad Noor, the governor of northern Balkh province, on Saturday reiterated his intention to resign in the near future, saying the president had asked him to delay...

MPs React to Ghani’s Remarks on Summoning Ministers

MPs React to Ghani’s Remarks on Summoning Ministers

March 26, 2017

KABUL - A number of MPs in the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of Parliament, on Saturday reacted to President Ashraf Ghani’s reported remarks on summoning of security ministers ...

Pakistan Starts Border Fencing with Afghanistan: Gen. Bajwa

Pakistan Starts Border Fencing with Afghanistan: Gen. Bajwa

March 26, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Saturday that the country has started fencing border with Afghanistan in a move to stop the cross-border movement of the...

India, U.S. Face Common Security Problems: Mattis

India, U.S. Face Common  Security Problems: Mattis

March 26, 2017

WASHINGTON - The United States Defense Secretary James Mattis in a meeting with India's National Security Adviser, Ajit Doval, at the Pentagon on Friday said the two countries are faced with...

MoD Accelerates Fight against Corruption: Waziri

MoD Accelerates Fight against Corruption: Waziri

March 26, 2017

KABUL - Authorities in the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said they have swapped posts of at least 1,000 officials accused of corruption in procurement and finance departments of the ministry...

Illiteracy Rate in Afghanistan is Terrible: Danish

Illiteracy Rate in Afghanistan is Terrible: Danish

March 25, 2017

KABUL - Mohammad Sarwar Danish, Second Vice President said on Thursday that the high illiteracy rate in the country was “terrible” and that many of the country’s...

Sopko Highlights Major Corruption Cases Among Afghan Forces

Sopko Highlights Major Corruption Cases Among Afghan Forces

March 25, 2017

KABUL - The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John F. Sopko, at an event in Duke University in the United States made shocking remarks on ‘corruption’ among...

Taliban Denies Talks with Pakistan on Afghan Peace Prospects

Taliban Denies Talks  with Pakistan on Afghan Peace Prospects

March 25, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Afghanistan’s Taliban disputes media reports that its representatives recently visited neighboring Pakistan and discussed with officials there the prospect of holding direct...

Farmers Playing Key Role in Afghanistan’s Development: President

Farmers Playing Key Role in Afghanistan’s Development: President

March 25, 2017

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the policy of domestic agriculture products consumption would be expanded from the defence ministry to other government institutions to...

77 Rebels Killed, 16 Wounded in Country-Wide Operations: MoD

77 Rebels Killed, 16 Wounded in Country-Wide Operations: MoD

March 25, 2017

KABUL - Seventy-seven militants, including 22 Daesh rebels, have been killed and 16 others wounded in security forces separate operations in different parts of the country in the past...

Ministry to Deliver 10,000 Tons of Seed to Farmers

Ministry to Deliver 10,000 Tons of Seed to Farmers

March 25, 2017

KABUL - Officials from the ministry of agriculture and irrigation on Thursday said that it will distribute 10,000 tons of improved seed to Afghan farmers this year in order to help...

EU Urges Afghan Govt to Take Action against Illegal Mining

EU Urges Afghan Govt to Take Action against Illegal Mining

March 20, 2017

KABUL - The European Union (EU) has urged the government of Afghanistan to take immediate action to stop illegal mining in the country, a statement from the EU mission in Kabul said on...

On Time Supplies Played Key Role in Defeating Enemies: Ghani

On Time Supplies Played Key Role in Defeating Enemies: Ghani

March 20, 2017

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has called on time supplies to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces as a key factor in defeating the enemies of the country. In telephone...

6 Ministers-Designates may be Named by March End

6 Ministers-Designates may  be Named by March End

March 20, 2017

KABUL - New ministers-designate for finance, agriculture, foreign affairs, boarder and tribal affairs, mines and petroleum and parliamentary affairs are expected to be introduced to the...

Requests for Citizenship Renunciation Decrease: MoJ

Requests for Citizenship  Renunciation Decrease: MoJ

March 20, 2017

KABUL -The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) on Sunday said requests for cancellation of Afghanistan citizenship have decreased since the national unity government’s coming into power...

President Vows to Resolve Baghlan’s Power Problem

President Vows to Resolve  Baghlan’s Power Problem

March 20, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has stressed strict measures to deal with land-grabbers, calling social justice vital to eliminating problems in northern Baghlan province. A statement from the...

Herat Development Projects Grind to a Halt

Herat Development  Projects Grind to a Halt

March 20, 2017

HERAT CITY - District governor of Zenda Jan district of western Herat province on Sunday said 85 development projects have been started in the district, but 11 of the projects have come...

US, Germany Agree to Work Together in Afghanistan

US, Germany Agree to Work Together in Afghanistan

March 19, 2017

WASHINGTON - Reiterating their firm commitment to Afghanistan, the United States President Donald Trump and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed to continue to work together in...

UN Chief Highlights Need to Empower Women at

UN Chief Highlights Need  to Empower Women at

March 19, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday met with representatives of UN Women's civil society groups and both exchanged ideas and views about issues affecting women...

Russian Backs Afghanistan’s Reconciliation Policy

Russian Backs Afghanistan’s Reconciliation Policy

March 19, 2017

KABUL - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has promised support for Afghan government policy of durable peace and stability in the war-torn country, the National Security Council (NSC) said...

Trump Urges NATO Member to “Pay their Fair Share” of Defense Cost

Trump Urges NATO Member to “Pay their Fair Share” of Defense Cost

March 19, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday reiterated his support to NATO, but urged its members to "pay their fair share for the cost of defense. Many nations owe vast sums...

‘Countries Supporting Terrorism Should be added to Blacklist’

‘Countries Supporting Terrorism Should be added to Blacklist’

March 19, 2017

KABUL - A number of Wolesi Jirga or lower house members on Saturday said the US was responsible for the defense of Afghanistan’s sovereignty under the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA)...

Tashwiq Employment Program is Illegal: Mudabir

Tashwiq Employment  Program is Illegal: Mudabir

March 19, 2017

KABUL - The former head of the Administrative Office of the Presidential Palace, Sadiq Mudabir, has said that the Tashwiq Employment Program, run by the office, is illegal and is in...