Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, October 17th, 2019

We Support the IEC and ECC’s Efforts to Independently Lead the Electoral Processes: Wells

We Support the IEC and ECC’s  Efforts to Independently Lead the Electoral Processes: Wells

October 17,2019

Alice Wells, US State Department deputy assistant secretary for South and Central sia, discussed election, peace and security with Afghan Media .

Afghan Election: ECC Makes Decisions on 4,362 Complaints

Afghan Election: ECC Makes Decisions on 4,362 Complaints

October 17,2019

KABUL - The Electoral Complaints Commission said on Wednesday it made decision on 4,362 electoral complaints.
A total of 4,528 complaints had been ...

Ghani Orders Ban on Smuggling of Pine Nuts, Pistachio, Saffron

Ghani Orders Ban on Smuggling of Pine Nuts, Pistachio, Saffron

October 17,2019

>KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has issued an order to ban the smuggling of pine nuts, pistachio and saffron, his office said on Wednesday...

More Afghans Migrating to Europe from Iran Than Syrians

More Afghans Migrating to Europe from Iran Than Syrians

October 17,2019

KABUL - Afghans are migrating from Iran to Europe which makes them the largest group of illegal migrants entering the EU.
More Afghans than Syrians have migrated to . . .

Etisalat Launches Blood Donation Campaign

Etisalat Launches Blood  Donation Campaign

October 17,2019

KABUL - The fifth phase of Etisalat`s yearly blood donation campaign “We Care!” was launched on 15 October inside Etisalat`s main office building, in Kabul. This humanitarian ...

Pakistan Has Not Increased Tariff on Kandahar Pomegranates or On Other Fruits Import from Afghanistan

Pakistan Has Not Increased Tariff on Kandahar Pomegranates or On Other Fruits Import from Afghanistan

October 17,2019

TOLO news report of 13th October, 2019 that Pakistan has tripled tariffs on Kandahar pomegranates is misleading. The government of Pakistan has not implemented any such measure. ..

Japan Provides $7.2m for Non-Formal Education Project

Japan Provides $7.2m for  Non-Formal Education Project

October 17,2019

KABUL - A new agreement on a project aimed at improving the quality of the Accelerated Non-formal Education Programme (ANEP) has been signed between Japan and UNESCO. . .

Wolesi Jirga to Expose Long Absent Members

Wolesi Jirga to Expose  Long Absent Members

October 17,2019

KABUL - Wolesi Jirga speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani on Wednesday said names of long absent lawmakers would be shared with media because the issue has a negative impact on the house business.
Speaking at today’s session of the lower ...

Initial Election Result a Week Later Than Scheduled: IEC

Initial Election Result a Week Later Than Scheduled: IEC

October 17,2019

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said it would announce preliminary result of the presidential election a week later than originally scheduled citing some ...

Mother Abandons Her Paralyzed Baby in Kabul Hospital

Mother Abandons Her Paralyzed Baby in Kabul Hospital

October 17,2019

KABUL - A mother has abandoned her four-year-old baby girl in the Indira Gandhi Children’s hospital in Kabul and disappeared without a trace since two days, doctors ...

Special Forces Kill, Detain 15 Taliban Militants in Wardak and Paktika Provinces

Special Forces Kill, Detain  15 Taliban Militants in Wardak  and Paktika Provinces

October 17,2019

WARDAK /PAKTIKA - The Special Forces killed 7 Taliban militants and arrested 8 others during the operations in Wardak and Paktika provinces...

Ghani and US Amb. Wells Discuss Election, Peace and Security

Ghani and US Amb. Wells  Discuss Election, Peace and Security

October 16,2019

KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met with Alice Wells, the US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, on Tuesday at the Presidential ...

Gunmen Attack Second School Principal in Kabul in Two Days

Gunmen Attack  Second School Principal in Kabul in Two Days

October 16,2019

KABUL - Gunmen attacked a school principal in Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday morning, leaving him wounded.
The principal of Arif Shahid High School ...

Pakistan Makes an Offer to Afghan Parliamentarians

Pakistan Makes  an Offer to Afghan  Parliamentarians

October 16,2019

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan parliament has said that it is ready to offer its services for enhancing the capacity of the Afghan parliamentarians through the platform of Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services...

India Hands Over 2 More Mi-35 Attack Helicopters to Afghan Air Force

India Hands Over 2 More Mi-35 Attack  Helicopters to Afghan Air Force

October 16,2019

NEW DELHI - India delivered two more Mi-35 attack helicopters to the Afghanistan Air Force on Tuesday, the Defense Ministry said.
The Indian Ambassador to Kabul Vinay Kumar handed over . . .

Afghan Government Is Not Releasing Anas Haqqani: Sediqqi

Afghan Government Is Not Releasing  Anas Haqqani: Sediqqi

October 16,2019

KABUL - Afghan government says it has no plan to release any Taliban prisoners including Anas Haqqani, a high-profile member of the Haqqani Network. . .

Taliban ‘Ready to Talk’ With Afghan Gov’t after Signing Deal with US

Taliban ‘Ready to Talk’ With Afghan Gov’t  after Signing Deal with US

October 16,2019

KABUL - Apparently, the U.S. and Taliban are willing to revive the stalled Afghan peace talks.
Speaking with CNN-News18, an Indian English . . .

28 Civilians Killed, 249 Wounded on Election Day: UNAMA Report

28 Civilians Killed, 249 Wounded  on Election Day: UNAMA Report

October 16,2019

KABUL - “All citizens – whether voters, candidates or election-related staff – have the right to be free from fear and intimidation at all stages of an election process. . .

Poor Diets Damaging Children’s Health Worldwide and in Afghanistan, Warns UNICEF

Poor Diets Damaging Children’s  Health Worldwide and in Afghanistan, Warns UNICEF

October 16,2019

KABUL – An alarmingly high number of children around the world and in Afghanistan are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them ...

Minister: Afghanistan in Need of More Iranian Medicine

Minister: Afghanistan in Need  of More Iranian Medicine

October 16,2019

TEHRAN - Afghanistan's Minister of Public Health Firouzeddin Firouz said that his country is willing to import more Iranian medicine due to their high quality. . .

Real Time Data Management System to be Launched Soon: Hashimy

Real Time Data Management  System to be Launched  Soon: Hashimy

October 16,2019

KABUL - The Real Time Management, which is expected to deliver real information on mobile phone tax collection, will be launched soon, Afghanistan's Acting Minister of Communications ...

US Envoy in Afghanistan Supports IEC’s Decision to Count Only Biometrically Verified Votes

US Envoy in Afghanistan Supports  IEC’s Decision to Count Only  Biometrically Verified Votes

October 15,2019

KABUL - US Ambassador to Afghanistan, John Bass, on Monday voiced support for the decision of the country's electoral authorities to count only biometrically verified votes. ...

Civilians Killed in an Airstrike in Warduj, Badakhshan

Civilians Killed in an Airstrike in Warduj, Badakhshan

October 15,2019

BADAKHSHAN - Local officials said that two Taliban members were killed.
At least two civilians were killed ...

Airstrikes Kill, Wound 23 Taliban Militants in Balkh Province

Airstrikes Kill, Wound 23 Taliban Militants  in Balkh Province

October 15,2019

MAZAR - A series of airstrikes targeted Taliban militants in northern Balkh province killing or wounding at least 23 of them.
The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement the Air . . .

1.7 Million Biometric Votes Recorded in 85 Percent of Afghan Polling Stations: IEC

1.7 Million Biometric Votes Recorded in  85 Percent of Afghan Polling Stations: IEC

October 15,2019

KABUL - A total of 1,737,078 million votes were recorded using biometric verification machines in 85 percent of polling stations in Afghanistan, data from the country's election ...

Taliban Must Show Willingness to Make Real Compromises at Negotiating Table: NATO

Taliban Must Show Willingness to Make Real Compromises at Negotiating Table: NATO

October 15,2019

KABUL - Taliban must show willingness to make real compromises at the negotiating table, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday...

Institute Founded by President Ghani Makes Significant Profit from Government Contracts

Institute Founded by President Ghani Makes  Significant Profit from Government Contracts

October 15,2019

WASHINGTON - The Institute for State Effectiveness founded by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani made significant profit from governmental government during the recent years, it has been reported. . .

Mortar Rounds Land Close to Parliament Building in Kabul, No Casualties Reported

Mortar Rounds Land Close to  Parliament Building in Kabul,  No Casualties Reported

October 15,2019

KABUL - Three mortar rounds landed close to parliament building in Kabul city earlier today but caused no harm or damage.
Officials in Kabul Police Headquarters ...

First Afghanistan Province Declared Mine-Free – Thanks To an All-Female Team Who Cleared Them

First Afghanistan Province Declared Mine-Free – Thanks To an All-Female Team Who Cleared Them

October 15,2019

KABUL - Last year, landmines still killed or injured an average of four Afghans every day...

5-Day Polio Vaccination Campaign Gets Under Way

5-Day Polio Vaccination  Campaign Gets Under Way

October 15,2019

KABUL - An extended sub-national immunisation campaign for polio eradication began today (Monday), the Ministry of Public Health announced...

Pakistan Fears New Influx of Afghan Refugees

Pakistan Fears New Influx of Afghan Refugees

October 15,2019

PESHAWAR - Pakistan has voiced its deep concern over a new wave of deadly incidents in Afghanistan, warning of a new influx of refugees. . .

UN Calls on Afghan Authorities to Protect The Election Process

UN Calls on Afghan Authorities  to Protect The Election Process

October 14,2019

KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) called on Afghan authorities to “safeguard and complete the election process...

Afghan Senator Claims Police Detained Him, Beat His Guard

Afghan Senator Claims Police  Detained Him, Beat His Guard

October 14,2019

KABUL - An Afghan senator on Sunday claimed that police detained him for hours and beat his guard after stopping his vehicle in Kabul.
Mohammad Haneef Hanafi, a senator representing ...

Growing Insecurity Worries Baghlan Shopkeepers

Growing Insecurity Worries Baghlan  Shopkeepers

October 14,2019

PUL-I-KHUMRI - Shopkeepers in Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province on Sunday said they would shut down their businesses if the tide of growing insecurity there was ...

12 Taliban Red Unit Members Killed in Nangarhar Raids

12 Taliban Red Unit Members Killed in  Nangarhar Raids

October 14,2019

JALALABAD - At least a dozen Taliban Red Unit fighters have been killed during an airstrike and shelling in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday...