Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Ghani, UN Team Discuss Stepped-up Pressure on Pakistan

Ghani, UN Team Discuss Stepped-up Pressure on Pakistan

January 16, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and members of a visiting UN Security Council have conferred on the increasingly volatile security situation in Afghanistan and the region at large. Efforts against...

CEO Shares Terror Safe Haven Concern with UNSC Team

CEO Shares Terror Safe Haven  Concern with UNSC Team

January 16, 2018

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah discussed regional issues and shared Kabul’s concern about terror safe havens outside Afghanistan with representatives of the United...

Afghanistan Needs $430m in Humanitarian Aid this Year

Afghanistan Needs $430m in  Humanitarian Aid this Year

January 16, 2018

KABUL - To help the most vulnerable families including those recently returning from Pakistan and Iran, aid agencies in Afghanistan need $430 million this year, the United Nations said Monday...

42pc of Parwan Teacher Township Land Usurped

42pc of Parwan Teacher Township Land Usurped

January 16, 2018

KABUL - Powerful individuals have encroached upon around 42 acres of land belonging to a teacher’s township in central Parwan province, officials said Sunday. Zalmai Shahid, Parwan...

Thousands of Dasht-I-Archi Students out of School

Thousands of Dasht-I-Archi  Students out of School

January 16, 2018

KUNDUZ CITY - A number of schools in the Dash-i-Archi district of northern Kunduz province have been closed due to recent spike in insecurity, affecting thousands of students. The residents of...

MPs Scrap Ghani’s Decree on Protests, Strikes

MPs Scrap Ghani’s Decree on Protests, Strikes

January 16, 2018

KABUL - Lawmakers in Afghanistan’s parliament dismissed a controversial decree recently issued by President Ashraf Ghani on the regulation of public gatherings, strikes and demonstrations...

Election Commission Asked to Accelerate Reforms Process

Election Commission  Asked to Accelerate  Reforms Process

January 15, 2018

KABUL - The Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah’s spokesman said the political stability in the country depends on the activities of the Independent Election Commission. A day after a...

UNSC Members, Govt Leaders Meet Behind Closed Doors

UNSC Members, Govt Leaders  Meet Behind Closed Doors

January 15, 2018

KABUL - A senior delegation of United Nations Secretary Council (UNSC) held talks with Afghan government leadership on Sunday where they reportedly discussed a wide range of issues...

Afghan Govt Hold Unofficial Peace Talks with Taliban

Afghan Govt Hold Unofficial  Peace Talks with Taliban

January 15, 2018

KABUL - Afghan government representatives have held unofficial talks with five Taliban members in Turkey on Sunday. HumayunJarir and Abbas Basir are representing Afghan government in the meeting...

Wolesi Jirga Approves Medical Council Draft Law

Wolesi Jirga Approves Medical Council Draft Law

January 15, 2018

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday approved a draft law on creation of the Medical Council. If approved by the Meshrano Jirga or Senate, the council would be created as new organizational...

Afghan Carpet Exports Increase Despite Hurdles

Afghan Carpet Exports  Increase Despite Hurdles

January 15, 2018

KABUL - At least 700,000 square meters of Afghan carpet has been exported in the past 10 months, Afghanistan's Carpet Association said Saturday. The association said it shows 15 percent of increase...

The Ingeniously Innovation of Two Afghan Students for Attracting the Attention of World to Support Peace Process in Afghanistan

The Ingeniously Innovation of Two Afghan Students for Attracting the Attention of World to Support Peace Process in Afghanistan

January 14, 2018

KABUL - Two Afghan students who are currently studying in Kazakhstan have, through a creative innovation, requested the Kazakhstan country to cooperate with Afghanistan in the process of...

President Ghani Appoints Hashimi as IEC Commissioner

President Ghani  Appoints Hashimi as  IEC Commissioner

January 14, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday appointed Syed HafizullahHashimi as a new Independent Election Commission (IEC) member, an official said. A statement from the Presidential...

Interior Minister Vows More Reforms, Anti-Corruption Efforts

Interior Minister Vows More Reforms,  Anti-Corruption Efforts

January 14, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry of Interior continues its efforts to overcome corruption and bring more reforms to the security agency, Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak said. He addressed an...

Central Bank Calls on People to Limit Use of Foreign Currencies

Central Bank Calls on People to Limit Use of Foreign Currencies

January 14, 2018

KABUL - The state-owned Central Bank of Afghanistan says the fluctuation of Afghani against foreign currencies is out of control therefore the bank will not be accountable to those who suffer...

Afghan Forces’ Offensives Leave 76 Militants Dead

Afghan Forces’ Offensives Leave 76 Militants Dead

January 14, 2018

KABUL - Ministry of Defense says the Afghan Air Force conducted 93 flights during this mission to support the security force members. At least 76 militants were killed in military operations...

Balkh Tribal Elders Ask Govt to End Political Tension

Balkh Tribal Elders Ask Govt  to End Political Tension

January 14, 2018

KABUL - Some tribal elders in Balkh province at a gathering on Saturday called on the National Unity Government leaders to end the rift between Presidential Palace and Atta Mohmmad Noor, the...

First Shipment of India’s Wheat Arrives Kabul

First Shipment of India’s  Wheat Arrives Kabul

January 14, 2018

The first consignment of more than 2,400 tons of wheat from India arrived in Kabul on Saturday. It is part of at least 30,000 tons of wheat so far shipped to Afghanistan through Chabahar Port...

UN Security Council Delegation May Visit Afghanistan

UN Security Council Delegation May Visit Afghanistan

January 13, 2018

KABUL - The president of the UN Security Council says members are considering a visit to Afghanistan to get a better understanding of the war-torn country's prospects and needs, a media report...

Committee Shortlists three Candidates for Vacant IEC Post

Committee Shortlists three  Candidates for Vacant IEC Post

January 13, 2018

KABUL - The election commissioners Selection Committee on Thursday submitted its working report to President Ashraf Ghani in which the committee introduced three candidates shortlisted...

UN Contacted Taliban Over Polio Vaccination Program: Lanzer

UN Contacted Taliban Over  Polio Vaccination Program: Lanzer

January 13, 2018

KABUL - UN official says the organization vaccinated 43,000 children against polio in highly insecure Shahwalikot district in Kandahar. UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan Toby Lanzer...

Peace Forms Key Element of EU’s Strategy for Afghanistan: Envoy

Peace Forms Key  Element of EU’s Strategy for Afghanistan: Envoy

January 13, 2018

KABUL - European Union (EU) Ambassador Pierre Mayadon on Thursday said the EU member nations strongly support an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and that peace in the country makes up one...

Daesh Kill 18 Journalists, Taliban 2 in Deadliest 2017

Daesh Kill 18 Journalists,  Taliban 2 in Deadliest 2017

January 13, 2018

KABUL - Twenty journalists were killed in Afghanistan last year that saw violence against the community increasing compared to previous years, a survey released on Thursday said. The findings of...

Afghanistan Frees 75 Hizb-E-Islami Prisoners

Afghanistan Frees 75  Hizb-E-Islami Prisoners

January 13, 2018

Kabul - The Afghan government released at least 75 Hizb-E-Islami prisoners from Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul on Thursday. The prisoners were released in accordance with the peace agreement...

US Program to Revive Afghan Economy Fails: SIGAR

US Program to Revive Afghan Economy Fails: SIGAR

January 11, 2018

KABUL - A SIGAR report showed the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations program to be inept and beyond the Defense Department's capabilities. A report by the US Special Inspector...

Ghani Orders Focus on Challenges in Anti-Polio Drives

Ghani Orders Focus on  Challenges in Anti-Polio Drives

January 11, 2018

KAUBL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday called for full eradication of polio, saying all challenges in this regard particularly in remote areas should be identified and focused on...

Abdullah Wants Accord on Refugees Enforced In Letter and Spirit

Abdullah Wants Accord on Refugees  Enforced In Letter and Spirit

January 11, 2018

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah says the issue of refugees should not be politicised and a three-way agreement on the subject implemented in letter and spirit...

Global Conference Underlines Media Related Challenges, Opportunities

Global Conference  Underlines Media Related Challenges, Opportunities

January 11, 2018

KABUL - An International Media Conference held in Karachi, Pakistan discussed media related issues ranging from existing challenges, ethnic issues to media development and coherence...

Insecurity, Impassable Routes Hurdles to Health Services

Insecurity, Impassable Routes  Hurdles to Health Services

January 11, 2018

KABUL - National and international institutes offering healthcare services on Wednesday said insecurity and using health facilities as bastions by militant groups were major challenges hindering...

More than 1,370 Afghan Civilians Killed in 8 Months

More than 1,370 Afghan  Civilians Killed in 8 Months

January 11, 2018

KABUL - As many as 1,372 civilians lost their lives and 2,360 others sustained wounds in violent incidents during the last eight months of 2017 in Afghanistan, the Civilian Protection Advocacy Group...

Danish Blames e-NICs Delay on Ethnic Extremists

Danish Blames e-NICs  Delay on Ethnic Extremists

January 10, 2018

KABUL - Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Tuesday blamed the delay in starting distribution of the electronic national identity cards (e-NICs) on ‘ethnic extremists.’ Vice-President, who addressed...

MoI Hiring will no Longer be Relationship-Based: Ghani

MoI Hiring will no Longer be  Relationship-Based: Ghani

January 10, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said at the 10th graduation ceremony of Afghan police forces from the national police academy that “hiring should be conducted based on the police...

DABS Inks Contracts to Buy Needed Equipment

DABS Inks Contracts to Buy Needed Equipment

January 10, 2018

KABUL - The power supply company says it has also brought corruption under control and has disconnected hundreds of customers who failed to pay. Da Afghanistan Breshana Shirkat (DABS) has inked contracts...

US Continues ‘to Strengthen Strategic Partnership’

US Continues ‘to  Strengthen Strategic  Partnership’

January 10, 2018

KABUL - New US ambassador says he is committed to supporting Afghans to promote education, gender equality, human rights and rule of law. The new US Ambassador to Afghanistan John R. Bass says the...

IEC Candidates to be Introduced to Gov. this Week

IEC Candidates to be  Introduced to Gov. this Week

January 10, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission’s (IEC) selection committee on Tuesday said by the end of this week they will introduce six applicants to government. The committee started work on...