Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Monday, February 27th, 2017

Unfair to Accuse Afghanistan of Supporting Terrorism: Abdullah

Unfair to Accuse Afghanistan of Supporting Terrorism: Abdullah

February 21, 2017

KABUL - The Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah at the Council of Ministers' meeting on Monday said “Afghanistan is a victim of terrorism and it is unfair to accuse the state of...

Decision on Troop Levels in Afghanistan Soon: Mattis

Decision on Troop Levels in  Afghanistan Soon: Mattis

February 21, 2017

KABUL - The US secretary of defense, scrapping a planned visit to Kabul due to bad weather, says he will decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan. Jim Mattis told reporters accompanying...

Pakistan Welcomes Afghan Leaders’ Anti-Terror Cooperation Pledges

Pakistan Welcomes  Afghan Leaders’ Anti-Terror  Cooperation Pledges

February 21, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday welcomed Afghan leaders' statements to cooperate with Pakistan in anti-terror fight. He told a high level meeting that...

UN Envoy in Islamabad to Reduce Pak-Afghan Tension

UN Envoy in Islamabad to Reduce Pak-Afghan Tension

February 21, 2017

ISLAMABAD - A United Nation (UN)'s special envoy arrived Pakistan Monday to reduce tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan following a surge of terrorist attacks in the country...

Ex-Senior Afghan Official Jailed for 12 Years over Corruption

Ex-Senior Afghan Official Jailed  for 12 Years over Corruption

February 21, 2017

KABUL - A former senior official of the ministry of interior was jailed for 12 years after he was found guilty of involvement in corruption. Abdul Waseh Raufi, the former assist...

Insecurity Increases Capital Flight from Country

Insecurity Increases  Capital Flight from  Country

February 21, 2017

KABUL - Growing insecurity, ransom demands and threats to traders and investors in the recent months has tripled security expenses of their businesses, officials of the Industries...

Qatar Office to be Shut if Taliban Stay Away from Talks: Ghani

Qatar Office to be Shut if Taliban Stay Away from Talks: Ghani

February 20, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani asked Qatar to close the Taliban’s political office if the rebel group does not evince any interest in joining the peace process...

‘Minimizing Electoral Districts Not Implementable’

‘Minimizing Electoral Districts  Not Implementable’

February 20, 2017

>KABUL - Election observers on Sunday said minimizing electoral districts in some provinces was ‘incorrect’, asking the government not to approve it. Gula Jan Abdul Baday Sayyad...

EU, Afghanistan Sign Cooperation Agreement

EU, Afghanistan Sign Cooperation Agreement

February 20, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan and the European Union have signed a Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (CAPD). President Ashraf Ghani also attended the signing...

Afghanistan Combating 20 Terrorist Groups: Ghani

Afghanistan Combating 20  Terrorist Groups: Ghani

February 20, 2017

KABUL - ‘Combating terrorism needs inter-state cooperation at international, regional and national levels, President Ashraf Ghani said at the 53rd Munich Security Conference...

Kabul will use ‘All Means’ to End Pakistani Missile Attacks

Kabul will use ‘All Means’ to  End Pakistani Missile Attacks

February 20, 2017

KABUL - Kabul will use all its power in response to Pakistan if it did not stop rocket attacks on Afghanistan soil, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) warned on Sunday. We hope that...

Thousands Rally Against Cross Border Shelling

Thousands Rally Against Cross Border Shelling

February 20, 2017

JALALABAD - Thousands of people on Sunday staged a protest rally in eastern Nangarhar province against recent rocket shelling from across the border in Pakistan. As many as 4,000 residents...

Pence Voices Support for Afghan Unity Government

Pence Voices Support for  Afghan Unity Government

February 19, 2017

MUNICH - The White House says Vice President Mike Pence expressed support for Afghanistan's national unity government during a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani. The leaders...

Election Outline to be Sent to Gov’t in Next Days

Election Outline to be Sent  to Gov’t in Next Days

February 19, 2017

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) will send its outline for the holding of Afghanistan’s elections to the government in the next day or two, secretary and...

MoFA Summons Pakistani Ambassador

MoFA Summons  Pakistani Ambassador

February 19, 2017

KABUL – Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has summoned Pakistan's ambassador in protest of recent shelling in Afghanistan's eastern provinces. foreign ministry summoned...

Pollution Reaches “Unbearable” Level to Humanity: UN Official

Pollution Reaches “Unbearable” Level to Humanity: UN Official

February 19, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - Pollution has reached a level which is unbearable to humanity, and one of the important solutions to current emergency is to invest in renewable energy, said UN...

UN Chief Urges More Development in Conflicts Prevention

UN Chief Urges More Development  in Conflicts Prevention

February 19, 2017

MUNICH - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres emphasized the importance of development in conflicts prevention during his speech at the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC) on...

US Supports Pakistan Effort to Combat Violent Extremism

US Supports Pakistan  Effort to Combat Violent Extremism

February 19, 2017

WASHINGTON - Amidst reports that Pak Army successfully attacked suspected militant hideouts close to the Af-Pak border, the Trump Administration on Friday said that it is in the long...

Terrorism Must be Tackled: Ghani

Terrorism Must  be Tackled: Ghani

February 18, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack at a shrine in Pakistan and said terrorism is a common threat and it must be fought. In a press statement sent by the Presidential...

Jihadi Leaders’ Council Calls for Review of Govt’s Plans

Jihadi Leaders’ Council Calls for Review of Govt’s Plans

February 18, 2017

KABUL - The Council of Protection and Stability for Afghanistan (CPSA) and the New National Front of Afghanistan on Thursday commemorated the 28th anniversary of the withdrawal...

G20 FM Meeting Kicks Off in Germany to Address International Issues

G20 FM Meeting Kicks  Off in Germany to Address  International Issues

February 18, 2017

BONN, Germany - Foreign ministers of the G20 convened here on Thursday for a two-day meeting to discuss international issues on sustainability, conflict prevention and cooperation with...

Migration Isn’t a Danger, It’s a Challenge for Growth: Pope

Migration Isn’t a Danger, It’s  a Challenge for Growth: Pope

February 18, 2017

ROME - Pope Francis, who was reunited Friday with one of the Syrian refugees he brought home with him from Lesbos, Greece, said migrants don't pose a danger to Europe's culture but...

Hekmatyar in Good Health, Hasn’t Gone Abroad: HIA

Hekmatyar in Good Health,  Hasn’t Gone Abroad: HIA

February 18, 2017

KABUL - Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar is in good health and is living in the country, the party said on Thursday. Rumours about the deteriorating condition...

Taliban Envoys Barred from Entering UAE

Taliban Envoys Barred  from Entering UAE

February 18, 2017

KABUL - The United Arab Emirates has barred two Taliban members who wanted to attend the prayer ceremony for the late UAE ambassador to Kabul, Juma Mohammed Abdullah al-Kaabi, from...

NATO to Help Afghan Forces Defeat Terrorism

NATO to Help Afghan Forces Defeat Terrorism

February 16, 2017

KABUL - NATO has decided to stay in Afghanistan with 13,000 troops to train, assist and advise Afghan security forces to defeat terrorism and stabilise the war-torn country...

Terrorism is a Common Enemy of Both States, Nawaz Tells President Ghani

Terrorism is a Common  Enemy of Both States, Nawaz Tells President Ghani

February 16, 2017

KABUL - The Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said terrorism is a common enemy of both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nawaz made the remarks during a telephone conversation with...

Experts Pin Hopes on 6-Nation Moscow Talks

Experts Pin Hopes on  6-Nation Moscow Talks

February 16, 2017

KABUL - Optimistic about the outcome of a six-nation conference in Russia on Afghanistan’s future that began on Wednesday in Moscow, political affairs experts in Kabul said...

NATO Ministerial Meeting to Focus on Defense Spending, Terrorism

NATO Ministerial Meeting to Focus on Defense Spending, Terrorism

February 16, 2017

BRUSSELS - NATO defense ministers are to tackle defense spending and the fight against terrorism at the organization's upcoming meetings, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said...

NSC Decides to Register Vehicles Countrywide

NSC Decides to Register  Vehicles Countrywide

February 16, 2017

KABUL - The National Security Council (NSC) has approved in principle the procedure for registration of vehicles including non-custom paid (NCP) and biometric entry of their...

Mellbin, Rabbani Discuss Afghan-EU Cooperation

Mellbin, Rabbani Discuss Afghan-EU Cooperation

February 16, 2017

>KABUL - Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and European Union (EU) Special Representative Franz-Micheal Skjold Mellbin have agreed on continued cooperation The Ministry of Foreign....

Ghani Calls on Jihadi Leaders to Stand by Security Forces

Ghani Calls on Jihadi Leaders to Stand by Security Forces

February 15, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday addressed guests attending the 28th anniversary ceremony to mark the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan and said “yesterday...

Procurement Body Oks 3 Contracts worth 1.5b Afghanis

Procurement Body Oks 3  Contracts worth 1.5b Afghanis

February 15, 2017

KABUL - The National Procurement Commission has approved three contracts worth one a half billion afghanis, the Presidential Palace said on Tuesday. The contracted were given the...

NATO Mission in Afghanistan is to Fight Global Terror: Stoltenber

NATO Mission in Afghanistan is to Fight Global Terror: Stoltenber

February 15, 2017

BRUSSELS - Speaking ahead of a defense ministers meeting in Brussels, NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg has said that the alliance is committed to combatting terrorist groups...

Law on Licensing Mass Media Outlets Amended

Law on Licensing Mass  Media Outlets Amended

February 15, 2017

KABUL - The Cabinet’s legislative committee on Monday approved a suggestion of the Afghan media community amending the law governing establishment of mass media enterprises...

Roots of Ongoing Violence in Afghanistan Lie Outside, Afghan Envoy Tells UNSC

Roots of Ongoing Violence in Afghanistan Lie Outside, Afghan Envoy Tells UNSC

February 15, 2017

KABUL - The roots of ongoing violence in Afghanistan lie outside the country, the Afghan envoy to the United Nations said during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council...