Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, July 13th, 2020

Logar Provincial Council Member Shot, Wounded

Logar Provincial Council Member Shot, Wounded

July 07,2020

LOGAR - Nafisa Hijran, a member of Logar's provincial council, and her driver were wounded in a shooting on Monday morning in the province, said Logar police officials...

‘90% of Herat Customs Tax Lost to Fraud’: Governor

‘90% of Herat Customs Tax  Lost to Fraud’: Governor

July 07,2020

KABUL - The ministry also reported 239 new positive cases in the past 24 hours out of 668 tests...

Motocross Gains Interest Among Afghan Youth

Motocross Gains Interest  Among Afghan Youth

July 07,2020

KABUL - Enthusiasm for motocross is growing among Afghan youths who want to compete internationally but say costs are prohibitive.
Kabul got its first and only official ...

India Signs MoUs Worth $2.6 Million for Construction Projects in Afghanistan

India Signs MoUs Worth $2.6 Million for Construction Projects in Afghanistan

July 06,2020

KABUL - India signed five memorandums of understanding worth $2.6 million for constructions projects in Afghanistan education sector on Sunday...

Britain Urges Taliban to Reduce Violence

Britain Urges Taliban to Reduce Violence

July 06,2020

KABUL - The British Embassy in Kabul on Sunday called for reduction in violence to create the conditions for intra-Afghan negotiations.
The embassy said that it was deeply ...

Taliban Violence Is Unacceptable, It Has to Go Down: NATO SCR

Taliban Violence Is  Unacceptable, It Has to  Go Down: NATO SCR

July 06,2020

The NATO called on the Taliban group to decrease violence as the country is going towards an intra-Afghan peace dialogue.
Stefano Pontecorvo, the NATO Senior Civilian ...

Russia Answers Bounty Claims, Says US Is ‘Drug Trafficking’

Russia Answers Bounty Claims,  Says US Is ‘Drug Trafficking’

July 06,2020

KABUL - The Russian president’s special envoy for Afghanistan affairs, Zamir Kabulov, on Saturday accused US intelligence in Afghanistan of "drug trafficking," reported ...

Nine Taliban Insurgents Killed in Kandahar, Ghazni Clashes

Nine Taliban Insurgents Killed in Kandahar,  Ghazni Clashes

July 06,2020

KANDAHAR/GHANI - At least nine Taliban militants were killed in clashes with the Afghan forces in Kandahar and Ghazni provinces.
Jamal Nasir Barikzai, a spokesman for ...

Saudi Arabia to Build 100 Religious Schools in Afghanistan

Saudi Arabia to Build 100  Religious Schools in Afghanistan

July 06,2020

KABUL - Saudi Arabia has pledged to build 100 religious schools in Afghanistan and has approved financing of 35 development plans.
Riyadh will also build a hospital in Afghan ...

Afghan Senate Members, MPs, Infected by COVID-19

Afghan Senate  Members, MPs,  Infected by COVID-19

July 06,2020

KABUL - The members of parliament who tested positive, according to the source, didn’t attend the House and that the meetings have been postponed. . .

Govt Mulls Final Say on Taliban Prisoners

Govt Mulls Final Say on Taliban  Prisoners

July 06,2020

KABUL - The Afghan government will make a final decision on the remaining Taliban prisoners after an all-out probe, the Presidential Palace said Sunday ...

Senators Unhappy over Deteriorating Security Situation

Senators Unhappy over  Deteriorating Security Situation

July 06,2020

KABUL - Some Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday expressed their concerns over growing incidents of insecurity in the country and said elements within the Taliban and government ...

Government Urged to Protect National Values, Prides

Government Urged to Protect National Values, Prides

July 05,2020

KABUL - The Tghir and Omaid Tolana (Change and Hope Association) have registered their protest and said that disgrace to the empire of Ahmad Shah Baba was not acceptable ...

Agriculture Cooperatives Financially Sound, Says Ministry

Agriculture Cooperatives Financially Sound, Says Ministry

July 05,2020

KABUL - The economic and financial condition of Agriculture Cooperatives has improved nation-wide compared to their situation four years back and their number surged from ...

Gold Prices Up, Petroleum Down in Kabul

Gold Prices Up,  Petroleum Down in Kabul

July 05,2020

KABUL - The price of gold increased while that of petroleum products declined in Kabul this week, Pajhwok Afghan News ...

It Will Be Clear Next Week When Talks with Taliban Will Begin: Ghani

It Will Be Clear Next Week When Talks with  Taliban Will Begin: Ghani

July 04,2020

KABUL - It will be clear next week when talks with the Taliban will start, President Ashraf Ghani has said.
In an interview with national broadcaster ...

Khalilzad: Intra-Afghan Talks Should Begin Without Delay

Khalilzad:  Intra-Afghan  Talks Should Begin Without Delay

July 04,2020

KABUL - Zalmay Khalilzad, Special Representative of the United States to Afghanistan’s Reconciliation, has said that in a recent virtual meeting with President Ashraf Ghani ...

UN, Pakistan Warn of ‘Spoilers’ Seeking to Derail Afghan Peace Process

UN, Pakistan Warn of  ‘Spoilers’ Seeking to Derail Afghan Peace Process

July 04,2020

KABUL - The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, on Thursday warned of spoilers who seek to derail the country's peace process...

Jamiat-E-Islami Party Picks New Chairman, Remove Salahuddin Rabbani

Jamiat-E-Islami Party Picks New Chairman, Remove Salahuddin Rabbani

July 04,2020

KABUL - At least 47 members of the Jamiat-e-Islami leadership council on Wednesday voted and removed Salahuddin Rabbani as the executive chairman of the party. ...

3-Way Meeting Agree to Promote Regional Trade, Connectivity

3-Way Meeting  Agree to Promote Regional Trade, Connectivity

July 04,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan have agreed to create a joint working committee for promoting transit, trade and transportation between the three nations ...

Senate Criticizes Inaction on Ex-Finance Minister Case

Senate Criticizes  Inaction on Ex-Finance Minister Case

July 04,2020

KABUL - Senators in Afghanistan’s Meshrano Jirga (the upper house of parliament) on Thursday criticized the Afghan government for its ambiguity towards the corruption case ...

Homes of 2 Journalists Searched Against Law: AJSC

Homes of  2 Journalists Searched Against Law: AJSC

July 04,2020

KABUL - The Afghanistan Journalist Safety Committee (AJSC) on Thursday termed searching homes of two journalists by intelligence operatives in southeastern Khost province ...

Afghan President’s Statement on Youth Sparks Backlash

Afghan President’s Statement  on Youth Sparks Backlash

July 04,2020

KABUL - A controversial statement by President Ashraf Ghani about Afghan youth during a live TV debate has sparked heated discussion from Afghan journalists, members of civil society ...

Afghan Govt Welcomes EU Statement on Afghanistan

Afghan Govt Welcomes  EU Statement on Afghanistan

June 01,2020

KABUL - The Afghan government on Friday welcomed the statement issued about Afghanistan by the Council of the European Union in which the bloc reaffirmed its political commitment ...

Coronavirus Cases in Afghanistan Cross 15,000 Mark

Coronavirus Cases in Afghanistan Cross 15,000 Mark

June 01,2020

KABUL - The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Afghanistan has climbed to 15,205, the country's Public Health Ministry announced on Sunday...

Islamic State Claims Blast That Killed Afghan Journalist, Technician

Islamic State Claims Blast That Killed  Afghan Journalist, Technician

June 01,2020

KABUL - The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has claimed responsibility for a bomb blast that killed an Afghan journalist and a technician in a minibus carrying ...

Ceasefire Must to Start, Advance Peace Talks – Abdullah

Ceasefire Must to Start,  Advance Peace Talks – Abdullah

June 01,2020

KABUL - Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council of Reconciliation, speaks of some progress in starting the Intra-Afghan talks...

Nangarhar Airport’s Phase-I to Cost 79m Afghanis

Nangarhar Airport’s Phase-I to  Cost 79m Afghanis

June 01,2020

JALALABAD - The Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) on Sunday singed a contract worth 79.9 million afghanis with Afghan Global Operation (AGO) firm for construction of ...

Balkh Urea Factory Teeters on the Brink of Collapse

Balkh Urea Factory Teeters on the Brink of Collapse

June 01,2020

KABUL - Workers of the Fertilizer and Power Plant in northern Balkh province say the Afghan Gas Enterprise has given the gas they need to Bayat company in Shiberghan city, bringing ...

Academic Women to be Hired Next: MoHE

Academic Women to be Hired Next: MoHE

June 01,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) has recently made high ranking appointments on nine posts, but no female was hired, women’s rights activists said Sunday ...

UNAMA announces stance on announcement of final results of Afghan presidential elections

UNAMA announces stance on announcement of final results of Afghan presidential elections

May 19,2020

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) announced its stance on announcement of the final results of presidential elections....

Taliban reacts to signing of agreement of between Abdullah and Ghani

Taliban reacts to signing of agreement of between Abdullah and Ghani

May 19,2020

The Taliban group reacted to the signing of an agreement between Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, calling it a repeat of the past failed experience. ...

47 killed, wounded in car bomb attack in Ghazni province of Afghanistan

47 killed, wounded in car bomb attack in Ghazni province of Afghanistan

May 19,2020

A car bomb attack killed or wounded at least 47 people in South-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, the provincial government said. ...

Afghan government gets $200 million incentive grant from WB

Afghan government gets $200 million incentive grant from WB

May 19,2020

Afghan government has received $200 million from the World Bank (WB) incentive policy development grant after completing some reform programs, a statement...

Baghlanis demand uplift project in urban areas

Baghlanis demand uplift project in urban areas

May 19,2020

Hundreds of residents of northern Baghlan province on Monday attended a protest gathering and asked the government to launch development projects in urban areas of the province...