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US Envoy in Afghanistan Supports IEC’s Decision to Count Only Biometrically Verified Votes
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
KABUL - Last year, landmines still killed or injured an average of four Afghans every day...
5-Day Polio Vaccination Campaign Gets Under Way
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 - 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
PESHAWAR - Mashal protests the removal of the Afghan flag from the Firdous market by Pakistani police.
Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan ...