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11 Taliban Killed in Maidan Wardak Raid, Airstrike
KABUL - Eleven Taliban have been killed during security operation and airstrike in two districts of Maidan Wardak province, a statement from the Ministry of Defence ...
Nab Links Economic Prosperity with Peace in Afghanistan
KABUL - Deputy Foreign Minister Mirwais Nab has stress over joint efforts in fight against terrorism for greater economic prosperity and development in the region. . .
Afghan Gov’t Sets Condition for Release of Taliban Prisoners
KABUL - Second Vice President Sarwar Danish, on Friday said that Afghan government is ready to release the Taliban prisoners, provided that the group stops violence . . .
Airstrikes Kill 13 ISIS Militants in Nangarhar and Kunar Province
NANGARHAR - A series of airstrikes killed 13 militants of ISIS Khurasan group in eastern Nangarhar and Kunar provinces of Afghanistan, the military officials said. . .
Taliban Storm Police Camp in Kandahar
KANDAHAR - A group of Taliban assailants stormed a police camp in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province, local officials said.
According to Mohammad Qasim, deputy ...
China Ready to Cooperate with Afghanistan, Pakistan on Counter-Terrorism
KABUL - China is ready to work with Afghanistan and Pakistan to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation for the stability and tranquility of the region and beyond ...
Zaman, Russian Envoy Talk Bilateral Issues
KABUL - Acting Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman has held a meeting with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Afghanistan Alexander Mantytskiy, according to a statement ...
Nangahar’s Revenue Hits Above 16b Afs This Year
JALALABAD - The provincial government has so far collected more than 16.26 billion afghanis in revenue during the first 10 months of the ongoing solar year, showing 931 million ...
Abdullah: Government Has to be Part of Any Negotiating Team
KABUL - Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said on Tuesday it is imperative for any future talks to include negotiators from the Afghan government, be it led by him or by Ghani ...
Hadari, Wijewardene Discuss Defense Cooperation During Meeting
KABUL - Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Ashraf Haidari on Wednesday called on Sri Lankan State Minister of Defense and Minister of Mass Media Ruwan Wijewardene ...
Amid Challenges, Ghor Female Reporters Paid Meagerly
FIROZKOH - The number of female journalists in western Ghor province has increased from four to six but they are paid meager wages.
According to Ghor’s Information ...
New Indian Movie on Panipat Battle Roils Afghans
KABUL - A new Indian movie on Ahmad Shah Abdali Baba’s third battle of Panipat has sparked concerns among Afghans, who view the film as an insult to the former king. ..
Ghani Hopes Afghanistan Will One Day Have Female President
KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has expressed hope that his country will one day have female president.
Addressing parliamentarians and their families ...
Iran Skips Meetings on Afghan Peace Involving US
KABUL - Iran had declined participation in four-way meeting in Moscow last month because of the US involvement, says an Iranian diplomat. . .
Ghani, China FM Discuss Intra-Afghan Dialogue in Phone Call
KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi discussed intra-Afghan dialogue China plans to host in a phone call late on Monday. . .
Onion Brings Smile on Growers in Kandahar
KANDAHAR CITY - Farmers in southern Kandahar province report a three-fold increase in onion yield this season over last year’s harvest --- a major export to Pakistan . . .
Defense Minister Garibashvili Visits Afghanistan
KABUL - Afghan senate speaker Fazl Hadi Muslimyar on Tuesday strongly condemned the summoning of the country's ambassador by Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI. . .
Afghanistan Outplay West Indies in Warm-Up Match
>KABUL - Afghanistan XI have defeated the West Indies Xi in a warm-up match ahead of One Day International (ODI) series at the Ekana International Cricket Stadium in India. . .
In 7 Months, Blasts Kill 72 Civilians in Ghazni
GHAZNI CITY - Bomb blasts killed at least 72 civilians and injured 187 others during the past seven months in southern Ghazni province, an official said Tuesday . . .
1 ANA Soldier Killed, 3 Wounded in Khost Explosion
KHOST CITY - One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was killed and three others were wounded as a result of a roadside blast in southeastern Khost province on Tuesday. ..
Clashes Over Picking Saffron Flowers Leave Two People Dead
HERAT - Two people have been killed in an armed clash over picking saffron harvest in west of Afghanistan.
The incident took place ...
PMs of Kazakhstan, Afghanistan Vow to Boost Relations
NUR-SULTAN - Prime Minister iof Kazakhstan Askar Mamin held a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah, as part of his visit to Tashkent ...
Official: Iran Attends Talks on Afghanistan Only in Presence of Central Gov’t
TEHRAN - Assistant to Iranian Foreign Minister and Director General of West Asia at Iran's ministry of foreign affairs Seyed Rasoul Mousavi underscored that his country's participation ...
Nabil against Taliban Release, But Understands ‘If for Peace’
KABUL - Presidential candidate and former head of the National Directorate of Security, Rahmatullah Nabil, on Sunday said that he is against the release of Taliban prisoners ...
Acting Minister Qayoumi Testifies before Senate Committee
KABUL - Acting Finance Minister Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi testified before the Complaints Assessment Committee of the Afghan Senate – the Meshrano Jirga – to answer accusations ...
Those Impeding Revenue Collection Must Face Law: Ghani
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has ordered security officials to deal with elements creating hurdles to government’s collection revenue process in accordance with ...
Ghani Vows Revenge for Innocent Baghlan Lives
KABUL - Reacting to a bomb attack that killed eight civilians in northern Balkh province, President Ashraf Ghani on Monday ordered security forces to avenge the Taliban ...
Trump, Xi and Putin Risk Flames as Far as Syria in Afghanistan’s Stalling Ceasefire of the Vanities
WASHINGTION - In early September, US President Donald Trump was secretly preparing for what would have been his most striking photo call since an excursion across Korea’s demilitarised ...
Govt Departments, Residents Owe Dabs 900m Afs
KANDAHAR CITY - Government departments and residents owe about 900 million afghanis to Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) in unpaid power bills in southern Kandahar province ...
IEC Announces Invalidation of Duplicate Voters
KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Saturday that they have received 1,843,107 biometric votes in line with information from the Dermalog Company out of a total ...
Killers of Afghan Journalists Rarely Punished: NGO
KABUL - November 2 is the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
In a report published for the occasion ...
4-Year Uplift Plan for Nuristan Devised: Governor
JALALABAD - A four-year plan has been designed for development, reconstruction and economic expansion of neighboring Nuristan province, says Governor Hafizullah Abdul Qayum. ..
Ex-Afghan Skipper Joins Indian Football Club
KABUL - India’s Gokulam Kerala Club has signed Zohib Islam Amiri, former captain of the Afghan football team.
Amiri will represent the club ...
18 Months on, Ghazni-Paktika Road Remains Shut
GHAZNI CITY - A number of residents of southern Ghazni province on Sunday expressed deep concern over the closure of Ghazni-Paktika highway against traffic ...
160b Afs Revenue Collected in 11 Months: MoF
KABUL - The government has collected about 160 billion afghanis in revenue over the past 11 months of the current solar year, showing more than 10 percent increase over the same ...