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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 ...
Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, UNHCR Seek Additional Funds to Facilitate Refugees’ Host, Home Countries
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have agreed to take forward the three pillars strategy of voluntary repatriation . ..
Afghanistan’s Aghazada Banned for Covering Up Sexual Abuse Scandal
KABUL - The former general secretary of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), Sayed Aghazada, has been banned for five years by FIFA in the latest sanction relating to the country’s sexual abuse scandal. ..
Power Supply to Kabul, Other Provinces Resumes
KABUL - Power supply to 11 provinces, including Kabul, resumed on Thursday after the fixing of a fault in Salang area, an official said. ..
US Embassy on Afghan Election: ‘Better to be Right Than Fast’
Despite delays, the Election Commission is aiming to meet the deadline to announce the preliminary results.
Afghanistan to Face Oman in World Cup 2022 Qualifiers
KABUL - Afghanistan’s team is training in Oman ahead of Thursday night’s match.
Afghanistan’s National Football Team will face Oman ...
Data Entry Still Slow: Election Observers
KABUL - Election observers and members of election campaigns on Wednesday once again blasted the Independent Election Commission (IEC) over its failure to accelerate the process ...
Less Than 2 Million Participated in Afghan Presidential Election
KABUL - Nearly two million people participated in Afghan presidential vote last month, an election ...
Roadside Bomb Kills Three Civilians in Faryab
FARYAB - At least three civilians were killed when a roadside bomb struck their car in Afghanistan's northern Faryab province on Wednesday, officials said. ..
Saudi Arabia’s Prince Turki Al-Faisal Receives One of Afghanistan’s Highest Honors
RIYADH - Prince Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, has received one of Afghanistan’s highest honors, the Ghazi ...
Turkmenistan, Afghanistan Mull TAPI Gas Pipeline Project
ASHGABAT - Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has received the newly appointed Afghan Ambassador Najibullah Alikhel, who presented his credentials, Trend reports referring ...
US Soldier in Afghanistan Accused of Raping Alabama Student
AUBURN - U.S. Army criminal investigators have arrested a deployed soldier accused of raping an Alabama college student last year.
Auburn, Alabama, police Capt. Lorenza Dorsey ...
Agriculture Director Held on Corruption Charges
BAMYAN CITY - The agriculture, irrigation and livestock director for central Bamyan province has been referred to the attorney office on corruption charges, an official said ...
Canadian Envoy Impressed by Afghan Vote Tally
KABUL - Canada’s Ambassador Dave Metcalfe on Wednesday visited the Independent Election Commission (IEC)’s National Tally Centre and impressed what he called ...
Ghani: We Must Avoid 2014 Election Chaos
KABUL - “We do not have time for a months-long power struggle this time,” President Ashraf Ghani said.
President Ashraf Ghani, a contender in the current ...
Wheat Flour Exports to Afghanistan Resume Partially
PESHAWAR - The export of wheat flour and related items from Pakistan to Afghanistan has resumed partially, a media report said on Tuesday...
Nadiem Amiri on the Verge of Germany Debut, with Afghan Support
BERLIN - Nadiem Amiri has received his first call-up to the Germany squad. The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has also drawn plenty of attention and support from the country ...
Iran, Afghanistan Discuss Situation of Afghan Refugees
TEHRAN - Iran’s Interior Minister met Minister of Refugees and Repatriation of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Geneva, Switzerland...
Afghanistan’s Pine Nuts Production Up by 10% This Year
KABUL - The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) has predicted pine nuts production to reach up to 24,000 tons this year, which indicates a 10 percen ...
Afghanistan Braces for Political Uncertainty in Election’s Wake
KABUL - Despite pulling off a safer presidential election than expected, Afghanistan looks headed for a prolonged period of political uncertainty, with the two front-runners claiming
Taliban Kill Poll Panel Worker in Sar-I-Pul
SAR-I-PUL/MAIMANA - Naqibullah Daqiq, the Sancharak district’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News militants killed Ali Naqi, the IEC worker, on Sunday...
Water Crisis in Ferozkoh Raises Fears of Epidemic Outbreak
FEROZKOH - The residents say access to potable water has become difficult and the risk of contracting water-borne diseases is rising especially among children who travel ...
Anti-Daesh Operation to Follow Uplift Projects in Achin
JALALABAD - Local officials in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday said reconstruction projects would be launched in Achin district after the conclusion of an ongoing operation ...
Tehran Seeks Key Role for Kabul in Peace Push
KABUL - The Iranian foreign minister has reiterated his country’s support for an inclusive peace process in Afghanistan...
Sept 28 Election Has No Winner, Say Candidates
KABUL - The Presidential Candidates’ Council has accused Ashraf Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah electoral teams of fraud in the last month presidential election, saying a million ...
Estonia Promises Afghanistan Security, IT Cooperation
KABUL - Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas held out the promise during a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani, a statement from the Presidential Palace said. The two sides discussed ...