Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

US Shares Istanbul Summit Agenda with Afghan Officials

US Shares Istanbul Summit Agenda with Afghan Officials

April 12,2021

KABUL - First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Sunday in Kabul that the US has shared the agenda for the Istanbul Summit with Afghan officials and that among the topics listed ...

NGO Launches Work on 50 Projects in Shiberghan

NGO Launches Work on 50 Projects in  Shiberghan

April 12,2021

SHIBERGHAN - A non-governmental organization (NGO) has launched work on more than 50 welfare projects in this capital city of northern Jawzjan province amid complaints by ...

President Ghani Mourns the Death of ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ Prince Philip

President Ghani Mourns  the Death of ‘Duke of  Edinburgh’ Prince Philip

April 12,2021

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has mourned the death of Prince Philip, who served as a consort to British Queen Elizbeth II.
The Presidential Palace in a released ...

King Salman’s Relief F oundation Donates 100 Tons of Dates to Needy Families

King Salman’s Relief F oundation Donates 100 Tons of Dates to Needy Families

April 12,2021

KABUL - The Afghan Red Crescent Society has launched distribution of 100 tons of dates donated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) to assist needy ...

Human Rights ‘Watchdog’ Urged Warring Parties to End Violence

Human Rights ‘Watchdog’ Urged Warring Parties to End Violence

April 12,2021

KABUL - Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission called on all parties involved in the war, to end the violence in the country...

Herat Gets the Keys to 89 New Schools

Herat Gets the Keys to 89 New Schools

April 12,2021

HERAT - The construction of 89 schools in Herat province, under the umbrella of the National Citizenship Charter project of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development ...

All Key Players Must Support Turkey Summit: Öztürk

All Key Players Must Support  Turkey Summit: Öztürk

April 12,2021

BRUSSELS - Turkish envoy to NATO has said the summit on Afghan peace in his country requires cooperation of all key players in the region and world, calling the meeting complementary ...

140 Suspects Arrested in Connection to Rauf Abduction: Seraj

140 Suspects Arrested in Connection to  Rauf Abduction: Seraj

April 12,2021

KABUL - A hundred and Forty suspected individuals, including foreigners, have been arrested in connection to the abduction of nine-year-old Abdul Rouf and investigation ...

US Special Envoy Khalilzad Discusses Peace Process with Afghan Officials

US Special Envoy Khalilzad Discusses Peace Process with Afghan Officials

April 11,2021

KABUL - U.S special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad following his arrival in Kabul on Saturday held meetings with President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah Head of High Council ...

Biden Seeking Responsible End to Afghan War

Biden Seeking Responsible End to Afghan War

April 11,2021

KABUL - US President Joe Biden is committed to bringing a responsible end to the conflict in Afghanistan, says a White House official...

WJ to Probe Why Pakistani Plane Denied Landing

WJ to Probe Why  Pakistani Plane  Denied Landing

April 11,2021

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of the Parliament has assigned a delegation to unearth why a plane carrying a Pakistani parliamentary delegation was ...

IMF Team, Afghan Officials Confer on ECF Review

IMF Team, Afghan  Officials Confer on  ECF Review

April 11,2021

KABUL - An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team has held conducted virtual discussions with Afghan officials on the first Extended Credit Facility (ECF) review...

Chinese Investors Attend Expo, Seek Investment in Afghanistan

Chinese Investors Attend Expo, Seek Investment in Afghanistan

April 11,2021

KABUL - Chinese investors at a joint expo in Kabul on Friday said they are willing to invest in Afghanistan if they are provided the environment by the Afghan government ...

Al Qaeda Operates in 18 Afghan Provinces: Report

Al Qaeda Operates in  18 Afghan Provinces: Report

April 10,2021

Al Qaeda and its regional affiliate, al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, continue to operate across Afghanistan despite repeated Taliban claims by the Taliban that ...

Afghan Constitution, Islamic Republic Cannot be Sacrificed in Peace Process: Saleh

Afghan Constitution, Islamic Republic Cannot be Sacrificed in Peace Process: Saleh

April 10,2021

KABUL - First Vice President Amrullah Saleh says that the Afghan government is ready to compromise in talks with the Taliban but “not ready to abrogate the ...

Turkey Conference Will Complement Doha Talks: US Official

Turkey Conference Will Complement Doha Talks: US Official

April 10,2021

KABUL - An official of the US Department of State on Thursday said that the Turkey conference will complement the ongoing peace talks between the negotiating teams representing ...

Culture Ministry Plans to Boost Afghan Tourism

Culture Ministry Plans to Boost  Afghan Tourism

April 10,2021

KABUL - The Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) on Thursday said that it has ordered the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management to help boost the tourism ...

Perturbed Herat Traders Warn of Closing Industrial Park

Perturbed Herat Traders Warn of Closing Industrial Park

April 10,2021

HERAT CITY - Traders in western Herat province on Monday warned of closing the Industrial Park if the government failed to respond to the customs situation and ...

Taliban Blow Up Bridge on Kabul-Jalalabad Road

Taliban Blow Up Bridge on  Kabul-Jalalabad Road

April 10,2021

JALALABAD - Taliban militants blew up a bridge on the Kabul-Jalalabad second-lane road in the Surkhrod district of eastern Nangarhar province last night, the provincial media office said on Friday...

Last Year, about 2,500 Tons of Honey Was Produced in The Country

Last Year, about 2,500 Tons of Honey  Was Produced in The Country

April 10,2021

KABUL - The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said a whopping 2,490 metric tons of honey was produced in the country in the 1399 solar year...

Stable Afghanistan Great Strength for Islamic World: Turkey

Stable Afghanistan Great Strength for  Islamic World: Turkey

April 10,2021

KABUL - Turkish religious affairs chief Dr. Ali Arbash has vowed to convene a joint conference of Islamic scholars on the conflict in Afghanistan...

Reconciliation Council Wraps Up Assessment of Peace Proposals

Reconciliation Council Wraps Up  Assessment of Peace Proposals

April 10,2021

KABUL - A 15-member committee under the High Council for National Reconciliation responsible for consolidating the dozens of peace plan proposals provided by Afghan leaders wrapped ...

2 Power Projects Worth $4.4m Inaugurated in Nangarhar

2 Power Projects Worth $4.4m Inaugurated in  Nangarhar

April 07,2021

JALALABAD - Two water and solar power projects generating 340 kilowatts of electricity have been completed and put into service by South Korea at a cost of $4.4 million ...

India Should be Engaged in Afghanistan Peace Efforts: Russia

India Should be Engaged in Afghanistan Peace Efforts: Russia

April 07,2021

India is an important player in the settlement in Afghanistan and undoubtedly should be engaged in international efforts supporting the Afghan national reconciliation, Russian ...

EU Helps Afghanistan with Debt Relief Amid Ongoing Pandemic

EU Helps Afghanistan with Debt Relief Amid  Ongoing Pandemic

April 07,2021

KABUL - The EU announced Tuesday it will provide Afghanistan with 2.9 million Euros in grant funding to be used towards debt relief in a bid to help the country maintain its commitment ...

4 Years of Peace Could Increase Afghan GDP by 7%: UNDP

4 Years of Peace Could  Increase Afghan GDP  by 7%: UNDP

April 07,2021

KABUL - UNDP Afghanistan on Tuesday launched its latest Afghanistan Country Report titled “Achieving Afghanistan’s Long-term Goals amid Short-term ...

Ghani: Int’l Community Must Guarantee, Ensure Prolonged Peace

Ghani: Int’l Community Must Guarantee, Ensure Prolonged Peace

April 07,2021

KABUL - In a Facebook post, Presidential Palace (Arg) said that President Ghani held a meeting with elders from various provinces in regards to unacceptable violence and bloodshed ...

Karzai Calls on Taliban to Embrace The ‘New Afghanistan’

Karzai Calls on Taliban to Embrace The ‘New Afghanistan’

April 07,2021

KABUL - As the May 1 deadline for the US troop withdrawal nears, and efforts to secure a peace deal are ramped up, former Afghan president Hamid Karzai said the country is asking ...

Pakistan Views Taliban as Friendly Anti-India Element

Pakistan Views Taliban as  Friendly Anti-India Element

April 06,2021

Pakistan’s security establishment, fearful of strategic encirclement by India, apparently continues to view the Afghan Taliban as a relatively friendly and reliably ...

Afghanistan Borrows More Than 17b Afs This Fiscal Year

Afghanistan Borrows  More Than 17b Afs  This Fiscal Year

April 06,2021

KABUL - The Afghan government has borrowed 17.4 billion afghanis from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during the ongoing fiscal year...

62 New Cases of COVID-19, 4 Deaths Reported

62 New Cases of COVID-19,  4 Deaths Reported

April 06,2021

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health on Monday reported 62 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 2,035 samples tested ...

Commercial Farming Limited by Lack of Land, Water

Commercial Farming Limited by Lack of Land, Water

April 06,2021

KABUL - Afghan farmers on Sunday stated that insufficient water and lack of agricultural land is hindering many investors from establishing commercial farms in the country...

MPs Warn of Serious Development Budget Embezzlement

MPs Warn of Serious Development Budget Embezzlement

April 06,2021

KABUL - Members of the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) warned on Monday that millions of dollars earmarked for development projects in Afghanistan could be ...

Taliban Suffer Heavy Casualties as Gov’t Retakes District in Kandahar

Taliban Suffer Heavy Casualties as  Gov’t Retakes District in Kandahar

April 06,2021

KANDAHAR - Ministry of Defense reported of heavy Taliban casualties in Arghandab and Zherai districts of Kandahar province.
MoD in a released statement on Monday said ...

SIGAR: Narcotics Remain a Primary Source of Taliban Income

SIGAR: Narcotics Remain a  Primary Source of Taliban Income

April 06,2021

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday offered help to Afghanistan in their efforts for development, stressing ...