Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, June 17th, 2019

Fruits, Grain, Wheat Harvests Increase in Kunduz

Fruits, Grain, Wheat  Harvests Increase in Kunduz

June 09,2019

KUNDUZ CITY - The harvests of fruits, grain, and wheat have increased in northern Kunduz province, said the Agriculture Directorate of Kunduz...

US Representative in Pakistan to Discuss Afghan Peace Process

US Representative in Pakistan to  Discuss Afghan Peace Process

June 03,2019

>ISLAMABAD - Zalmay Khalilzad, the United States' Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, arrived here on Sunday to facilitate a peace process ...

Abdullah Reacts to Intra-Afghan Meeting of Moscow

Abdullah Reacts to Intra-Afghan Meeting  of Moscow

June 03,2019

Reacting to the Intra-Afghan meeting in Moscow, Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive of the country, said that no changes have come in the Taliban’s position and ...

IEC Asks Media Not to Interview Candidates Until Campaign Starts

IEC Asks Media Not to Interview  Candidates Until Campaign Starts

June 03,2019

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has asked media outlets not to interview presidential candidates before their election campaign is officially launched...

Children, Women Bear Brunt of Violence in Ramadan

Children, Women Bear  Brunt of Violence in Ramadan

June 03,2019

KABUL - Figures from Civilian Protection Advocacy Group (CPAG) reveal civilian casualties have again surged in 23 provinces of the country...

IEC Finalizes Polling Centers List for Presidential Elections

IEC Finalizes Polling Centers  List for Presidential Elections

June 03,2019

Election commissioners said 2,002 polling centers are closed around the country due to insecurity.
KABUL - The Independent Election Commission ...

2 Killed, 24 Injured as Serial Bomb Blasts Rock Kabul

2 Killed, 24 Injured as Serial  Bomb Blasts Rock Kabul

June 03,2019

KABUL - Two people were killed and 24 others injured including four security personnel and a journalist in three back to back bomb blasts in central capital Kabul on Sunday ...

Texas Army Unit up for Deployment to Afghanistan

Texas Army Unit up for  Deployment to Afghanistan

June 03,2019

KABUL -  The US Army has identified command elements for deployment to Afghanistan, where the US has been holding peace talks with the Taliban...

Khalilzad Welcomes Afghan, Pakistani Leaders’ Meeting

 Khalilzad Welcomes Afghan, Pakistani Leaders’ Meeting

June 02,2019

Khalilzad says improved Afghanistan-Pakistan ties are key to regional integration and connectivity.
KABUL - The US Special Representative for Afghanistan ...

Kay, Rehman Want Afghan Peace Bid Intensified

Kay, Rehman Want Afghan Peace Bid Intensified

June 02,2019

ISALAMABAD - NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Sir Nicholas Kay has met Pakistan People’s Party parliamentary leader in Senate Sherry Rehman...

7-Member Kidnap Gang Busted, Child Rescued in Paktia

7-Member Kidnap Gang  Busted, Child Rescued in Paktia

June 02,2019

GARDEZ - Intelligence forces have arrested a seven-member kidnap gang and rescued a child from their possession in southeastern Paktia province...

Naib Says Afghanistan won’t be Overawed on World Cup Stage

Naib Says Afghanistan won’t be Overawed on World Cup Stage

June 02,2019

LONDON - Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib is confident his unheralded side will not suffer from stage-fright when they play holders Australia in their World Cup opener...

Afghan Taliban Leader Pledges to Keep Fighting Until Goals Met

Afghan Taliban Leader Pledges to Keep Fighting Until Goals Met

June 02,2019

KABUL - The head of the Afghan Taliban pledged on Saturday to continue fighting until the movement’s objectives were reached and indicated it was still not ready ...

Afghan Women ‘are Marginalized in Peace Process’

Afghan Women  ‘are Marginalized in Peace Process’

June 02,2019

DOHA - While the preparations are going on for the seventh round of peace talks between the Taliban delegates and the United States in Doha, a number of former U.S diplomats ...

Canada: Afghanistan Memorial Opens to Public

Canada: Afghanistan  Memorial Opens to Public

June 02,2019

KABUL - The Afghanistan Memorial at the Department of Defence headquarters near Ottawa opened to the public on Friday, the Canadian Press reported...

Efforts Underway to Boost Investment in Transportation Sector

Efforts Underway to Boost Investment in Transportation Sector

June 02,2019

KABUL -  Efforts have been expedited to provide required facilities to private companies to attract more investment in transportation sector, the deputy minister of ...

Sopko Counts Daesh as a Big Challenge in Afghanistan

Sopko Counts Daesh as a Big Challenge in Afghanistan

June 01,2019

Sopko says it is feared that the Taliban will repeat their past behaviors in a post-peace government...

NATO SCR, Gen. Bajwa Discuss Afghan Peace Process

NATO SCR, Gen.  Bajwa Discuss Afghan Peace Process

June 01,2019

KABUL - NATO Senior Civil Representative in Afghanistan Sir Nicholas Kay on Thursday called on Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, according to a media report...

Speaker Row: In Camera WJ Session Tasks Another Panel

Speaker Row: In Camera WJ Session Tasks Another Panel

June 01,2019

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of Parliament during its 13th session on Thursday tasked another 10-member delegation to resolve differences over the speaker election...

AGO Slaps Travel Ban on Eight MoI Officials Over Graft Case

AGO Slaps Travel Ban on Eight MoI Officials Over Graft Case

June 01,2019

KABUL - The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) imposed travel ban on eight officials of the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoI) until the end of an investigation into embezzlement ...

Dunford Vows to Press Afghan Fighting Despite Taliban Talks

Dunford Vows to Press Afghan Fighting Despite Taliban Talks

June 01,2019

The US and its allies are worried about Daesh and other terror groups that have set up inside Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON - Washington’s campaign against ...

All Ports will be Connected to Banks, Says Official

All Ports will be Connected  to Banks, Says Official

June 01,2019

KABUL - All ports across Afghanistan will be connected to local banks within 18 months to prevent corruption and ensure rapid collection of revenue...

Denmark May Deport Afghan Woman with Dementia

Denmark May Deport Afghan  Woman with Dementia

June 01,2019

KABUL - Denmark may deport an elderly Afghan woman suffering from dementia after the rejection of her final appeal for asylum, a media report says...

EU Back Afghan Owned, Led Reconciliation Process

EU Back Afghan Owned, Led Reconciliation Process

May 30,2019

KABUL - The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Afghanistan Perri Mayodin has held a meeting with High Peace Council (HPC) Chairman Umar Daudzai and reaffirmed EU support ...

Kabul, Islamabad Confer on Security Cooperation

Kabul, Islamabad Confer on Security Cooperation

May 30,2019

ISALAMABAD - Senior Afghan and Pakistani officials have held talks on security cooperation and the peace process in Afghanistan...

ADB Lends Afghanistan $4m for Solar Project

ADB Lends  Afghanistan $4m for Solar Project

May 30,2019

KABUL - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced providing Afghanistan a $4 million loan for a solar power project in Kandahar province...

Russia, Afghanistan Mark 100th Anniversary of Relations

Russia, Afghanistan Mark 100th Anniversary of Relations

May 30,2019

Top Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar visits Moscow for first time to attend centenary celebrations
MOSCOW - Russia and Afghanistan celebrated the centenary ...

India to Provide $80m for Afghan Projects: Official

India to Provide $80m for  Afghan Projects: Official

May 30,2019

Officials said the money will be invested in development projects in villages across the country.
KABUL - In order to ensure the effectiveness ...

‘Two Out of Five Children’ are Not in School in Afghanistan

‘Two Out of Five Children’  are Not in School in Afghanistan

May 30,2019

Life is improving but more must be done to ensure schools are places of learning not conflict, says Save the Children.
KABUL - Save the Children’s annual Global ...

ESG Statement on IEC Decision to Focus on Presidential Clection 2019

ESG Statement on  IEC Decision to  Focus on Presidential Clection 2019

May 30,2019

KABUL - The Electoral Support Group (ESG) welcomes the decision of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to hold the presidential election on 28 September 2019 as per the revised ...

UN Appoints Charlotte OSEI to Monitor Afghanistan Elections

UN Appoints Charlotte OSEI to Monitor Afghanistan Elections

May 28,2019

KABUL - The United Nations has appointed Ghana's former Electoral Commission Chairperson, Charlotte Osei as an International Elections Commissioner to Afghanistan, as the South Asian ...

Rising Violence Against Females Perturbs Women Ministry

Rising Violence Against Females Perturbs Women Ministry

May 28,2019

KABUL - The Ministry of Women Affairs (MoWA) on Sunday expressed deep concern about 15 cases of violence against women taking place within the past two months...

Berlin in Push for Resumption of Taliban-Kabul Talks

Berlin in Push for Resumption of Taliban-Kabul Talks

May 28,2019

KABUL - Germany has launched a push to bring representatives of the Afghan government and Taliban to the negotiating table.
Germany’s special representative ...

More Empowerment, Inclusion of the Disadvantaged in Asia and the Pacific

More Empowerment, Inclusion of the Disadvantaged in Asia and the Pacific

May 28,2019

Regional UN Policy Forum Opens with Call for Greater Equality for All

Recent Appointments Politically Motivated, Claims Abdullah

Recent Appointments Politically  Motivated, Claims Abdullah

May 28,2019

KABUL Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has expressed concern over fresh appointments to government institutions, calling them politically motivated ...