Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Ukraine, Iran, Afghanistan on Agenda of NATO Parliamentary Assembly in London

Ukraine, Iran, Afghanistan on  Agenda of NATO Parliamentary  Assembly in London

October 13,2019

KABUL - The pace of developments in and around Ukraine, as well as the situation in Iran and Afghanistan, is among the main issues on the agenda of the NATO Parliamentary ...

Dasht-E-Archi District of Kunduz Cleared of Taliban: Mod

Dasht-E-Archi District of Kunduz Cleared  of Taliban: Mod

October 13,2019

KUNDUZ - In the past six months 12 districts in Ghazni, Badakhshan, Kunduz, Takhar and Faryab provinces have been fully cleared of Taliban, according to the MoI...

Gold Price Down, Flour Up in Kabul

Gold Price Down,  Flour Up in Kabul

October 13,2019

KABUL - The price of gold has dipped while that of Kazakhstani flour increased during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday...

Afghanistan’s All-Female Orchestra Is Hoping to Revive Music Banned Under the Taliban

Afghanistan’s All-Female Orchestra Is Hoping to Revive Music Banned Under the Taliban

October 13,2019

SYDNEY - Freedom of expression was censored by successive brutal regimes and musicians were often imprisoned and tortured. For five years in the late 1990s, music was completely ...

60,000 People Get Breast Cancer Annually in Afghanistan

60,000 People Get Breast Cancer  Annually in Afghanistan

October 13,2019

KABUL - Around 60,000 people develop breast cancer each year in Afghanistan, a non-governmental organization said ...

MPs Meet Behind Closed Doors Following Clash with Special Forces

MPs Meet Behind Closed Doors  Following Clash with Special Forces

October 13,2019

KABUL - Apparently, police have stopped and searched a group of lawmakers in PD9 of the capital Kabul on Friday night for having black tinted vehicles, unregistered weapons and unidentified ...

34 Taliban Militants Killed, Detained in Special Forces Raids in Kabul and Other Provinces

34 Taliban Militants Killed, Detained in Special  Forces Raids in Kabul and Other Provinces

October 13,2019

KABUL - The Afghan Special Forces killed 4 Taliban militants and detained 30 others during the operations in capital Kabul and 4 other provinces...

EU to Afghan Candidates: Don’t Repeat 2014

EU to Afghan Candidates:  Don’t Repeat 2014

October 13,2019

The EU ambassador in Kabul also asked the electoral commissions to maintain their impartiality.
KABUL - Ambassador Pierre Mayaudon ...

Global Aid Critical to Afghan Self-Reliance: IMF

Global Aid Critical to Afghan Self-Reliance: IMF

October 13,2019

KABUL - Support from the global fraternity for Afghanistan will remain vital as the country navigates the difficult path toward self-reliance, says an International Monetary ...

IEC Confirms Cyberattacks on Its Main Server

IEC Confirms Cyberattacks on Its Main Server

October 12,2019

KABUL - A member of Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Thursday that the cyber-security of IEC’s data center has been enhanced ...

World Bank Offers Financing Package to Power Projects in Afghanistan

World Bank Offers  Financing Package to  Power Projects in Afghanistan

October 12,2019

KABUL - The World Bank Group has approved a $98.8m financing package, comprising a mix of guarantees, a loan, and swaps, for two gas-to-power energy projects in Afghanistan...

Trump: It Is Time to Pull U.S. Troops Out of Afghanistan

Trump: It Is Time to Pull U.S. Troops Out of Afghanistan

October 12,2019

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump stressed that it is time bring U.S. troops back home from Afghanistan. ..

Afghan Ambassador Threatens to Shut Down Consulate in Peshawar

Afghan Ambassador Threatens to Shut Down Consulate in Peshawar

October 12,2019

PESHAWAR - Mashal protests the removal of the Afghan flag from the Firdous market by Pakistani police.
Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan ...

Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, UNHCR Seek Additional Funds to Facilitate Refugees’ Host, Home Countries

Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, UNHCR Seek Additional Funds to Facilitate Refugees’ Host, Home Countries

October 12,2019

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have agreed to take forward the three pillars strategy of voluntary repatriation . ..

Afghanistan’s Aghazada Banned for Covering Up Sexual Abuse Scandal

Afghanistan’s Aghazada Banned for  Covering Up Sexual Abuse Scandal

October 12,2019

KABUL - The former general secretary of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), Sayed Aghazada, has been banned for five years by FIFA in the latest sanction relating to the country’s sexual abuse scandal. ..

Power Supply to Kabul, Other Provinces Resumes

Power Supply to Kabul, Other Provinces Resumes

October 12,2019

KABUL - Power supply to 11 provinces, including Kabul, resumed on Thursday after the fixing of a fault in Salang area, an official said. ..

US Embassy on Afghan Election: ‘Better to be Right Than Fast’

US Embassy on Afghan Election: ‘Better to be Right Than Fast’

October 10,2019

Despite delays, the Election Commission is aiming to meet the deadline to announce the preliminary results.

Afghanistan to Face Oman in World Cup 2022 Qualifiers

Afghanistan to Face Oman in World Cup 2022 Qualifiers

October 10,2019

KABUL - Afghanistan’s team is training in Oman ahead of Thursday night’s match.
Afghanistan’s National Football Team will face Oman ...

Data Entry Still Slow: Election Observers

Data Entry Still Slow: Election Observers

October 10,2019

KABUL - Election observers and members of election campaigns on Wednesday once again blasted the Independent Election Commission (IEC) over its failure to accelerate the process ...

Less Than 2 Million Participated in Afghan Presidential Election

Less Than 2 Million Participated  in Afghan Presidential Election

October 10,2019

KABUL - Nearly two million people participated in Afghan presidential vote last month, an election ...

Roadside Bomb Kills Three Civilians in Faryab

Roadside Bomb Kills Three Civilians in Faryab

October 10,2019

FARYAB - At least three civilians were killed when a roadside bomb struck their car in Afghanistan's northern Faryab province on Wednesday, officials said. ..

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Turki Al-Faisal Receives One of Afghanistan’s Highest Honors

Saudi Arabia’s  Prince Turki Al-Faisal Receives One of Afghanistan’s Highest Honors

October 10,2019

RIYADH - Prince Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, has received one of Afghanistan’s highest honors, the Ghazi ...

Turkmenistan, Afghanistan Mull TAPI Gas Pipeline Project

Turkmenistan, Afghanistan Mull TAPI Gas Pipeline Project

October 10,2019

ASHGABAT - Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has received the newly appointed Afghan Ambassador Najibullah Alikhel, who presented his credentials, Trend reports referring ...

US Soldier in Afghanistan Accused of Raping Alabama Student

US Soldier in Afghanistan Accused  of Raping Alabama Student

October 10,2019

AUBURN - U.S. Army criminal investigators have arrested a deployed soldier accused of raping an Alabama college student last year.
Auburn, Alabama, police Capt. Lorenza Dorsey ...

Agriculture Director Held on Corruption Charges

Agriculture Director Held on Corruption Charges

October 10,2019

BAMYAN CITY - The agriculture, irrigation and livestock director for central Bamyan province has been referred to the attorney office on corruption charges, an official said ...

Canadian Envoy Impressed by Afghan Vote Tally

Canadian Envoy Impressed by Afghan Vote Tally

October 10,2019

KABUL - Canada’s Ambassador Dave Metcalfe on Wednesday visited the Independent Election Commission (IEC)’s National Tally Centre and  impressed what he called ...

Ghani: We Must Avoid 2014 Election Chaos

Ghani: We Must Avoid  2014 Election Chaos

October 09,2019

KABUL - “We do not have time for a months-long power struggle this time,” President Ashraf Ghani said.
President Ashraf Ghani, a contender in the current ...

Wheat Flour Exports to Afghanistan Resume Partially

Wheat Flour Exports to Afghanistan  Resume Partially

October 09,2019

PESHAWAR - The export of wheat flour and related items from Pakistan to Afghanistan has resumed partially, a media report said on Tuesday...

Nadiem Amiri on the Verge of Germany Debut, with Afghan Support

Nadiem Amiri on the Verge of Germany Debut, with Afghan Support

October 09,2019

BERLIN - Nadiem Amiri has received his first call-up to the Germany squad. The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has also drawn plenty of attention and support from the country ...

Iran, Afghanistan Discuss Situation of Afghan Refugees

Iran, Afghanistan Discuss  Situation of Afghan Refugees

October 09,2019

TEHRAN - Iran’s Interior Minister met Minister of Refugees and Repatriation of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Geneva, Switzerland...

Afghanistan’s Pine Nuts Production Up by 10% This Year

Afghanistan’s Pine Nuts Production  Up by 10% This Year

October 09,2019

KABUL - The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) has predicted pine nuts production to reach up to 24,000 tons this year, which indicates a 10 percen ...

Afghanistan Braces for Political Uncertainty in Election’s Wake

Afghanistan Braces for Political  Uncertainty in Election’s Wake

October 09,2019

KABUL - Despite pulling off a safer presidential election than expected, Afghanistan looks headed for a prolonged period of political uncertainty, with the two front-runners claiming

Taliban Kill Poll Panel Worker in Sar-I-Pul

Taliban Kill Poll Panel  Worker in Sar-I-Pul

October 09,2019

SAR-I-PUL/MAIMANA - Naqibullah Daqiq, the Sancharak district’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News militants killed Ali Naqi, the IEC worker, on Sunday...

Water Crisis in Ferozkoh Raises Fears of Epidemic Outbreak

Water Crisis in Ferozkoh Raises Fears of Epidemic Outbreak

October 09,2019

FEROZKOH - The residents say access to potable water has become difficult and the risk of contracting water-borne diseases is rising especially among children who travel ...

Anti-Daesh Operation to Follow Uplift Projects in Achin

Anti-Daesh Operation to Follow Uplift Projects in Achin

October 09,2019

JALALABAD - Local officials in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday said reconstruction projects would be launched in Achin district after the conclusion of an ongoing operation ...