Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

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...

107 Afghan Districts Face High Risk of Natural Disasters This Winter

107 Afghan Districts Face High Risk of  Natural Disasters This Winter

October 14,2019

KABUL - As many as 107 districts in Afghanistan face high risk of natural disasters including severe flooding this winter, officials said on Sunday...

Bayat Foundation, Starkey Launch Sixth Hearing Mission in Afghanistan

Bayat Foundation, Starkey Launch  Sixth Hearing Mission in Afghanistan

October 14,2019

KABUL - The most exciting event for around 1,500 deaf people, particularly children, was attended by the chairman of Bayat Foundation Engineer Ehsanollah Bayat, officials ...

Azerbaijan, Afghanistan Discuss Role of Oil and Gas Cooperation in Developing Economic Relations

Azerbaijan, Afghanistan Discuss  Role of Oil and Gas Cooperation in  Developing Economic Relations

October 14,2019

BAKU - The role of oil and gas cooperation in developing Azerbaijan-Afghanistan economic relations has been discussed as President of Azerbaijan's State Oil Company ...

Taliban Group Joins Peace Process in Ghor

Taliban Group Joins  Peace Process in Ghor

October 14,2019

FIROZKOH - A six-member Taliban group and their commander have joined the peace process in western Ghor province, an official said on Sunday...

Parwan Appellant Court Chief Shot Dead

Parwan Appellant Court  Chief Shot Dead

October 14,2019

KABUL - Unidentified gunmen have shot dead the appellant court head for central Parwan province, an official said on Sunday.
Mohammad Haqparast was gunned down in the Dolana ...

Nangarhar Journos Find It Hard to Access Information

Nangarhar Journos Find It Hard  to Access Information

October 14,2019

JALALABAD - Journalists in eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday said except a few most of government departments refused to share information with them...

NATO MPs Summit in London: Afghanistan on Agenda

NATO MPs Summit in London: Afghanistan on Agenda

October 14,2019

KABUL - The situation in Afghanistan is among main topics on the agenda of NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Annual Session which began in London on Friday...

Kabul Asked to Review Peshawar Consulate Closure

Kabul Asked to Review Peshawar Consulate Closure

October 14,2019

KABUL - Pakistan on Saturday rejected the Afghan Foreign Ministry’s statement regarding a market in Peshawar and regretted ‘a distorted and misleading account ...

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 ...