Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Afghan Reconciliation to Promote Economic Prosperity: Khalilzad

Afghan Reconciliation to Promote Economic Prosperity: Khalilzad

March 20, 2019

KABUL - Pakistan and British Ambassadors to the United States (US) on Tuesday met with US Special Representative for Afghan Peace Process Zalmay Khalilzad in Washington and discussed ...

MoU Signed on $631m Hydropower Dam in Badakhshan

MoU Signed on  $631m Hydropower Dam in Badakhshan

March 20, 2019

KABUL - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Tuesday at the Presidential Palace on power supply to northeastern Badakhshan province and construction of a hydroelectric ...

U.S. Freezes Out Top Afghan Official in Peace Talks Feud - Sources

U.S. Freezes Out Top Afghan Official in Peace Talks Feud - Sources

March 20, 2019

WASHINGTON - In fallout from a feud over U.S.-Taliban peace talks, a senior U.S. diplomat has told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that U.S. officials will no longer deal with his national ...

Herat Activists Ask Govt to Expedite Peace Efforts

Herat Activists Ask Govt to Expedite Peace Efforts

March 20, 2019

HERAT - A group of Herat residents, civil society activists, youths and religious scholars at a gathering titled “The Public Voice in the Peace Process” called on government ...

UAE, Azerbaijan Ready to Buy Afghan Products

UAE, Azerbaijan Ready  to Buy Afghan Products

March 20, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has said the UAE is eager to buy Afghanistan’s saffron and Azerbaijan is interested in Afghan almond, grapes and onion...

Afghan Refugees’ Situation Improving in Turkey, Greece: Balkhi

Afghan Refugees’ Situation  Improving in Turkey, Greece: Balkhi

March 20, 2019

KABUL - Refugee and Repatriation minister Sayed Hussain Alami Balkhi on Monday said the situation of Afghan refugees based in Turkey and Greece was getting better...

Afghan Refugee Scales Summit of Women’s Football

Afghan Refugee Scales  Summit of Women’s Football

March 20, 2019

Copenhagen -"I don't really think about the past and what happened," says Nadia Nadim, the daughter of an executed Afghan general who spent years playing football ...

Danesh Stresses on Preserving Freedom of Press in Peace Talks

Danesh Stresses on  Preserving Freedom of Press in Peace Talks

March 19, 2019

Danish says Afghans are supporting peace in order to preserve the achievements of the past 18 years. 
KABUL - Senior officials from President Ghani’s administration ...

Kabul to Open Air Corridor with Colombo this Month

Kabul to Open Air  Corridor with  Colombo this Month

March 19, 2019

KABUL - In a bid to revive bilateral trade ties, Afghanistan will open a direct air corridor with Sri Lanka later in the month, a news site reported on Monday ...

Afghan Delegation Set to Hold Second Round of Talks with Taliban in Qatar

Afghan Delegation Set to Hold Second Round of Talks with Taliban in Qatar

March 19, 2019

KABUL - An 80-member Afghan delegation is expected to hold the second round of talks with the Taliban representatives in Doha, the capital of Qatar next month...

Afghan Refugees to Attend Consultative Loya Jirga

Afghan Refugees to Attend Consultative Loya Jirga

March 19, 2019

KABUL - The High Peace Council (HPC) on Monday said Afghan refugees would be given the opportunity to attend the upcoming Consultative Loya Jirga on peace. ..

Afghan Refugee Women to Receive Skill Development Training in Pakistan

Afghan Refugee Women to Receive Skill Development Training in Pakistan

March 19, 2019

ISLAMABAD - NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) has signed its first-ever agreement with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency to conduct a one-year project to support local and Afghan ...

Ghani. Sheikh Mohamed Confer on Regional Stability

Ghani. Sheikh Mohamed Confer on Regional Stability

March 19, 2019

KABUL - President has commended support from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the Afghan people through various development programmes in the war-torn country...

Fallen Journalists Remembered at Herat Exhibition

Fallen Journalists Remembered at Herat Exhibition

March 19, 2019

HERAT - At least 40 photos from journalists, who have lost their lives in different incidents in recent years in the country, were displayed at an exhibition in Herat city ...

Power Transmission Line Damaged in Baghlan

Power  Transmission Line Damaged  in Baghlan

March 19, 2019

PUL-I-KHUMRI - A power transmission line from Uzbekistan to Kabul and other provinces has been damaged during a clash in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday...

US, China Clash Over `Belt and Road’ in Afghan Resolution

US, China Clash Over `Belt and Road’ in Afghan Resolution

March 18, 2019

NEW YORK - The United States and China clashed Friday over Beijing’s $1 trillion “belt and road” global infrastructure program after the Security Council unanimously approved a bare bones resolution . . .

Afghanistan Determined to Take Charge of its Destiny: Raz

Afghanistan Determined to  Take Charge of its Destiny: Raz

March 18, 2019

KABUL - Afghanistan has renewed its commitment to taking charge of its own destiny, a struggle long supported by the Security Council.
Adela Raz, Afghanistan’s ambassador ...

ADB to Fund Energy Projects in Afghanistan

ADB to Fund Energy  Projects in Afghanistan

March 17, 2019

KABUL - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will fund two major energy projects in the country this year, officials from the bank said.
The projects include water research project under ...

ARG Commemorates the Martyrdom Anniversary of Abdul Ali Mazari

ARG Commemorates the Martyrdom Anniversary of Abdul Ali Mazari

March 16, 2019

Kabul-- ARG commemorated the 24th martyrdom anniversary of Abudl Ali Mazari on Wednesday March 13 at Salam Khana Palace. Many Politicians, diplomatic representatives, university...

Ghani Orders Strict Rules for Preventing Civilian Casualties

Ghani Orders Strict Rules for Preventing Civilian Casualties

March 16, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) to abide by strict rules for preventing civilian casualties in their ...

India Receives First Shipment from Afghanistan Via Iran’s Chabahar Port

India Receives First  Shipment from Afghanistan Via Iran’s Chabahar Port

March 16, 2019

NEW DELHI - The first shipment from landlocked Afghanistan through the Iranian Chabahar port has arrived in India, marking a new beginning of trade ties between the two countries, bypassing ...

Ghani Leaves for Azerbaijan to Attend Global Baku Forum

Ghani Leaves for Azerbaijan  to Attend Global Baku Forum

March 16, 2019

KABUL - At the head of a high-level delegation, President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday left Kabul for Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, to attend the 7th Global Baku Forum ...

Customs Revenue Target Realization Discussed in Kabul

Customs Revenue Target  Realization Discussed in Kabul

March 16, 2019

KABUL - Acting Finance Minister and Chief Advisor on Infrastructure to the President on Wednesday held a meeting with provincial customs authorities on realizing the revenue target...

TAPI Pipeline: Pakistan, Turkmenistan Ink Host Govt Agreement

TAPI Pipeline: Pakistan, Turkmenistan  Ink Host Govt Agreement

March 16, 2019

KABUL - Pakistan and Turkmenistan have signed an agreement on implementation of the $8 billion Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline...

Yamamoto Briefs UN Security Council on Afghanistan

Yamamoto Briefs UN Security Council on Afghanistan

March 13, 2019

KABUL - The UN Secretary General’s SpecialRepresentative for Afghanistan on Monday briefed the UN Security Council on situation and recent developments in Afghanistan...

AGO Slaps Travel Ban on Five Senior IEC Officials

AGO Slaps Travel Ban on Five Senior IEC Officials

March 13, 2019

KABUL - The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) on Tuesday imposed a travel ban on five senior officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) over alleged involvement ...

US, India Say Pakistan ‘Must’ Take Action Against Terrorists

US, India Say  Pakistan ‘Must’ Take  Action Against Terrorists

March 13, 2019

Pompeo called on Pakistan to take meaningful action against terrorist groups operating on its soil.
WASHINGTON - The US Secretary Mike Pompeo ...

USAID Supports Ministry of Higher Education’s Solar Energy System

USAID Supports Ministry of Higher  Education’s Solar Energy System

March 13, 2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) inaugurated a solar energy system to power their Information Communication Technology (ICT) system...

Herat - Delhi Air Corridor Launched

Herat - Delhi Air Corridor Launched

March 13, 2019

KABUL - Local officials said Herat exports have increased by 22 percent and that it is increasing.
The first cargo of Afghan goods was sent ...

Floods Affect Thousands of Families in Southern Provinces

Floods Affect Thousands of  Families in Southern Provinces

March 13, 2019

KABUL - The report says that water systems have been destroyed in flood-affected areas.
A new report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination ...

FIFA Extends Ban of Afghanistan Football Federation President

FIFA Extends Ban of Afghanistan Football Federation President

March 13, 2019

KABUL - FIFA, world football's governing body, has extended the provisional ban of Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) president Keramuudin Karim by a further 90 days...

'Germany Stands by Its Responsiblities in Afghanistan': German Foreign Minister

'Germany Stands by Its Responsiblities in Afghanistan': German Foreign Minister

March 12, 2019

KABUL - Maas described his visit to Afghanistan as a clear signal Germany was committed to playing its part in a peaceful resolution of the conflict. There are concerns about the effects ...

Kabul Rejects Report Which Says Mullah Omar Lived in Afghanistan

Kabul Rejects Report Which Says Mullah Omar Lived in Afghanistan

March 12, 2019

KABUL - The Afghan government on Monday rejected a report which says Mullah Omar, Taliban’s founding leader, had lived near a US base in Afghanistan before he died...

President ‘Won’t Inaugurate’ Parliament, Until IEC Declares Final Results of Elections

President ‘Won’t Inaugurate’  Parliament, Until IEC Declares Final Results of Elections

March 12, 2019

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani would not inaugurate the Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of parliament until the Independent Election Commission (IEC) reveals the final results of the October ...

Afghanistan, Pakistan, China Held Talks in Kabul

Afghanistan, Pakistan, China Held Talks in Kabul

March 12, 2019

The third round of trilateral meeting between Afghanistan, China, and Pakistan was held in Kabul, the sides discussed cooperation in various fields including the Afghan-owned and ...