Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Trump Gives Pentagon Authority to Set Afghanistan Troop Levels

Trump Gives Pentagon Authority to Set Afghanistan Troop Levels

June 15, 2017

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump granted the Pentagon the authority to manage troop levels in Afghanistan, administration officials said. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, who is...

WB Announces more than $500mln Afghanistan Financing

WB Announces more than  $500mln Afghanistan Financing

June 15, 2017

WASHINGTON - The World Bank (WB) has announced a financing package for Afghanistan of more than US$500 million to help the country through a difficult phase in its struggle to end poverty...

Rula Ghani Urges Mothers to Raise Patriotic Children

Rula Ghani Urges Mothers to Raise Patriotic Children

June 15, 2017

KABUL - First Lady Rula Ghani has urged the mothers to rear children while teaching them peace, tolerance and patriotism for the sake of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan...

MPs Warn of Growing Daesh Activity in Eastern Regions

MPs Warn of Growing Daesh  Activity in Eastern Regions

June 15, 2017

KABUL - Lawmakers have established a task team to investigate the rising threat of Daesh in the eastern provinces. Lawmakers in parliament on Wednesday raised the alarm over what...

Mattis Says Options on Afghanistan to be Presented to Trump ‘Very Soon’

Mattis Says Options on  Afghanistan to be Presented to Trump ‘Very Soon’

June 14, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he would present options on Afghanistan to President Donald Trump "very soon," adding the strategy would take a...

Afghanistan Wants Durable Peace with Pakistan: Ghani

Afghanistan Wants Durable Peace with Pakistan: Ghani

June 14, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday a roadmap to peace had been charted out as Afghanistan desired durable peace with Pakistan. The president said this during a consultative...

Saleh Resigns from His Post

Saleh Resigns from His Post

June 14, 2017

KABUL - In a surprise announcement on his Facebook page, the state minister for security reforms said Wednesday afternoon he was stepping down. Amrullah Saleh, the state minister for...

China to Mediate between Afghanistan, Pakistan

China to Mediate between Afghanistan, Pakistan

June 14, 2017

KABUL - China for the first time wants to mediate between Afghanistan and Pakistan and in this regard Chinese foreign minister is scheduled to visit Kabul in near future...

Ghani Orders Probe into Nangarhar Civilian Deaths

Ghani Orders Probe into  Nangarhar Civilian Deaths

June 14, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday ordered security officials to investigate the killing of three civilians by US forces in the Ghanikhel district of eastern Nangarhar...

Efforts on to Reduce Bamyan Women Illiteracy

Efforts on to Reduce  Bamyan Women Illiteracy

June 14, 2017

BAMYAN - Conflict, poverty and insecurity have long deprived women in central Bamyan province of education, however efforts at reducing women’s illiteracy rate have been launched...

Some Institutions Ignore my Orders: Abdullah

Some Institutions Ignore  my Orders: Abdullah

June 13, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah on Monday accused some government institutions of ignoring his orders while considering the Presidential Palace the only executive...

MPs Reject Govt. Land Sale to Alokozay Company

MPs Reject Govt. Land Sale  to Alokozay Company

June 13, 2017

KABUL Members of Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) said at their Monday session that the land sale agreement between government and Alokozay Company had been in violation of the...

Junbish, Jaimiat Eye Political Cooperation after Recent Upheavals in Kabul

Junbish, Jaimiat Eye Political Cooperation after Recent Upheavals in Kabul

June 13, 2017

KABUL - The leaders of Jamiat-e-Islami and Junbish Millie parties have stepped up efforts to boost political cooperation in the aftermath of the latest political and security upheavals...

WJ Approves Plan to Rescue Country from Current Crisis

WJ Approves Plan to Rescue Country from Current Crisis

June 13, 2017

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga on Monday approved a draft plan for rescuing the country from the current critical situation. The lower house of parliament members said officials who had...

Abdullah Pledges Probe into Recent Attacks in Kabul

Abdullah Pledges Probe into Recent Attacks in Kabul

June 13, 2017

KABUL - The CEO had been speaking a day after the Attorney General Office (AGO) announced the suspension of the Kabul Garrison commander and the Kabul police chief. CEO Abdullah Abdullah...

Iran Invites All Afghan Groups to Constructive Interactions

Iran Invites All Afghan Groups to Constructive Interactions

June 13, 2017

TEHRAN - The Iranian foreign ministry voiced concern about the growing wave of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, and invited all groups and parties in the country to resolve problems...

‘Protect Children from Child Labor’

‘Protect Children from Child Labor’

June 13, 2017

June 12 was observed as the International Day against Child Labor in different countries around the world. The day was basically launched by International Labor Organization (ILO)...

AGO Suspends Kabul Garrison Chief And Police Chief

AGO Suspends Kabul Garrison Chief And Police Chief

June 12, 2017

KABUL - The Attorney General’s Office of Afghanistan (AGO) on Sunday announced that it has decided to suspend Gul Nabi Ahmadzai, the commander of Kabul Garrison and Kabul police chief...

Above 200 MoI Officers Arrested over Corruption: Jahid

Above 200 MoI Officers Arrested over Corruption: Jahid

June 12, 2017

KABUL - Interior Minister Taj Mohammad Jahid late Saturday said more than 200 Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials had been arrested on corruption charges during a period of one...

Ghani and Sharif Agree to Ramp up Joint Fight Against Terrorism

Ghani and Sharif  Agree to Ramp up Joint  Fight Against Terrorism

June 12, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif this weekend held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in...

Ghani under Pressure to Bring Security Reforms, Review Policies

Ghani under Pressure to Bring Security Reforms, Review Policies

June 12, 2017

KABUL - Council for Protection and Stability of Afghanistan said they do not think it would be wise to fire security chiefs, but instead reforms need to be brought. Former president and...

Opposing Views Emerge after Ghani’s Meeting with MPs

Opposing Views Emerge after Ghani’s Meeting with MPs

June 12, 2017

KABUL - The presidential palace said Ghani agreed that all legal demands by protestors would be met but MPs said the president essentially rejected their demands At a meeting with a Wolesi...

In Sharan, not a Single High School for Girls

In Sharan, not a Single  High School for Girls

June 12, 2017

SHARAN - Thousands of girls are deprived of high education in the capital of southeastern Paktika province due to the non-existence of high schools. Marwa, a resident of Sharan, told...

Ghani Asks SCO to Develop Joint Anti-Terror Strategy

Ghani Asks SCO to Develop Joint Anti-Terror Strategy

June 11, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has asked regional countries for greater cooperation in the fight against terrorism -- a huge threat to Afghanistan and other states. A statement from Presidential...

Govt. Slammed for Spending Less Development Budget

Govt. Slammed for Spending  Less Development Budget

June 11, 2017

KABUL - Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi said government has spent 15 percent of its development budget in the first six months of the current fiscal year. Members of the Wolesi Jirga...

SCO Expansion Vital for Int’l Security, Common Prosperity

SCO Expansion Vital for Int’l Security, Common Prosperity

June 11, 2017

BEIJING - The Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) first-ever membership expansion demonstrated its strategic value in boosting international security and common development...

Delhi Reaffirms Support for Kabul in War on Terrorism

Delhi Reaffirms Support for Kabul in War on Terrorism

June 11, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have met on the sidelines of the 17th Shanghai Cooperation Oganisation (SCO) summit and discussed a range of...

Concerns Raised over Political Rift on Protestors’ Demands

Concerns Raised over Political Rift on Protestors’ Demands

June 11, 2017

KABUL - Analysts say the recent deadly incidents in the country have created rift between government and political parties. Recent deadly incidents in the country, particularly the

US Experts Concerned at Situation in Afghanistan

US Experts Concerned at Situation in Afghanistan

June 11, 2017

WASHINGTON - Some American experts on Friday expressed concern over the current situation in Afghanistan, noting that with 10 million Afghans currently lived in areas either controlled or...

Ghani Orders Security Beefed up Nationwide

Ghani Orders Security Beefed up Nationwide

June 08, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has directed the security organs to intensify their efforts at ensuring security and preparing a specific plan to disarm illegal militiamen, the...

Afghanistan, Turkmenistan Discuss Ongoing Electricity Projects

Afghanistan, Turkmenistan Discuss Ongoing Electricity Projects

June 08, 2017

KABUL - Energy and Water Minister Ali Ahmad Usmani during his trip to Turkmenistan held talks with his Turkmen counterpart on the sideline of Energy Charter meeting, a statement from the...

MPs Warn of Repercussions Amid Growing Jamiat-ARG Tension

MPs Warn of Repercussions Amid  Growing Jamiat-ARG Tension

June 08, 2017

KABUL - Lawmakers said the continuation of such a rift will further add to the problems the country is currently facing. Lawmaker in the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Wednesday said...

Imam Sahib District Governor Appeals for Extra Troops

Imam Sahib District Governor  Appeals for Extra Troops

June 08, 2017

KABUL - The governor said insurgents were a mere 500m away from his compound and warned the district could fall to the Taliban. The Imam Sahib district governor has appealed for reinforcement...

Jamiat Official Calls for Early Elections to Fix Current Crisis

Jamiat Official Calls  for Early Elections to Fix Current Crisis

June 08, 2017

KABUL - As tensions between government and Jamiat deepen, Ismail Khan called for the “incompetent system” to be replaced. A top member of Jamiat-e-Islami party, Ismail Khan, has...

Ghani Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Tehran

Ghani Strongly Condemns  Terrorist Attacks in Tehran

June 08, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on his twitter on Wednesday strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Tehran which claimed lives of 12 innocent people and injured 42 others...