Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, April 30th, 2017

China, Afghanistan Sign Agreement on Optic Fiber Link

China, Afghanistan Sign  Agreement on Optic Fiber Link

April 22, 2017

KABUL - Acting Telecommunications and Information Technology minister Sayed Ahmad Shah Sadat has signed an agreement with his Chinese counterpart Miao Wei in Beijing on linking...

Moscow Not About to Challenge U.S in Afghanistan: Envoy

Moscow Not About  to Challenge U.S in  Afghanistan: Envoy

April 22, 2017

KABUL - The Russian Ambassador to Kabul Alexander Mantytskiy said at a press conference in Kabul that Moscow is not interested in challenging the United States and NATO in Afghanistan nor...

SCO Supports Efforts to Launch Intra-Afghan Political Dialogue: Kazakh FM

SCO Supports Efforts to Launch Intra-Afghan Political Dialogue: Kazakh FM

April 22, 2017

ASTANA - The SCO is supportive of efforts aimed at initiating a political dialogue between parties to Afghanistan's conflict, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said Friday...

Trump Hails Italy for Role in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan

Trump Hails Italy for Role in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan

April 22, 2017

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday hailed Italy's contributions to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and its efforts seeking stability in Libya, but dismissed the possibility...

Ghani Inaugurates Phase 3 of Kamal Khan Dam

Ghani Inaugurates Phase 3 of Kamal Khan Dam

April 22, 2017

ZARANJ - President Ashraf Ghani arrived in southwestern Nimroz province on Thursday and inaugurated the third phase of work on Kamal Khan dam, an official said. Ahmad Arab, the governor...

Govt. Working on Plan with Private Sector to Boost Investment

Govt. Working on Plan with  Private Sector to Boost Investment

April 20, 2017

KABUL - The Afghan government is currently drafting a joint plan with the private sector to rebuild the sector’s trust in the country and to boost investment in Afghanistan, said...

MoD Rejects Taliban Claims of Killing Over 155 Thousand Soldiers

MoD Rejects Taliban Claims of  Killing Over 155 Thousand Soldiers

April 20, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Wednesday rejected the claims by the Taliban of killing more than 155 thousand soldiers in the past ten years. Dismissing the reports as baseless...

Massoud Calls for Early Elections, Asks Ghani to Step Down

Massoud Calls for  Early Elections, Asks Ghani to Step Down

April 20, 2017

KABUL - Consultations will be held between a number of political leaders over the next few days where they will discuss issues relating to early elections, the establishment of an...

Trafficking in Persons for the Purpose of Organ Removal

Trafficking in  Persons for the Purpose  of Organ Removal

April 20, 2017

HERAT - An Afghan woman from Herat Province was forced to sell her kidney in order to rescue her husband from captivity in Iran. While Afghans are already suffering from various political...

Ashgabat Eyes to Resolve Situation in Afghanistan Peacefully

Ashgabat Eyes to Resolve Situation in Afghanistan Peacefully

April 20, 2017

KABUL - Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who is on a visit to Kazakhstan, said that the situation in Afghanistan can be resolved only peacefully, the Turkmen Dovlet Khabarlary State...

Crimes Against Ghor Women Going Unsolved

Crimes Against Ghor Women Going Unsolved

April 20, 2017

KABUL - The provincial director for women’s affairs in Ghor, Masouma Anwari, on Wednesday said 118 cases of violence against women had been registered in the province last year; however...

Provincial Budget Policy Rolled out in Four Ministries

Provincial Budget Policy  Rolled out in Four Ministries

April 19, 2017

KABUL - Officials at the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Tuesday said at a conference on the provincial budgeting policy that this year four ministries started implementing the policy and that...

President Reserves no Right to Fire Me: Massoud

President Reserves no Right to Fire Me: Massoud

April 19, 2017

KABUL - Ahmad Zia Massoud, former special envoy on reforms and good governance, on Tuesday claimed the president had no right to dismiss him under the agreement on the formation of the...

China to Gather Friends for Biggest Summit of Year on New Silk Road

China to Gather Friends for Biggest Summit of Year on New Silk Road

April 19, 2017

BEIJING - China will gather its friends and allies together for its biggest diplomatic event of the year in May, a summit on its New Silk Road plan, with most Asian leaders due to attend...

Child Brides Run the Risk of Dying Young, Warns First Lady

Child Brides Run the Risk of Dying Young, Warns First Lady

April 19, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan’s First Lady Rula Ghani has called on Afghans to end the practice of marrying off their daughters at a young age, saying early marriage has an impact on girls...

Pakistan Builds Fence on Afghan Border

Pakistan Builds Fence on Afghan Border

April 19, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s military announced Monday that its plan to fence the entire 2,611-kilometer largely porous border with Afghanistan is underway and scores of new outposts...

Noor Reacts at Dismissal of Massoud

Noor Reacts at  Dismissal of Massoud

April 19, 2017

KABUL - The provincial governor of the northern Balkh province and the Chief Executive of Jamiat-e-Islami party Ata Mohammad Noor reacted at the dismissal of Ahmad Zia Massoud by President...

McMaster Calls on NUG to Step up Fight Against Corruption

McMaster Calls on NUG to Step up Fight Against Corruption

April 18, 2017

KABUL - U.S President Donald Trump’s national security advisor H.R McMaster has called on the leaders of the National Unity Government (NUG) to take firm steps against endemic...

‘President Playing Political Game with Parliament’

‘President Playing Political Game with Parliament’

April 18, 2017

KABUL - First deputy speaker of Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Monday said the president was playing a political game with parliament by not sending his nominees for a trust...

Pakistan, US Discuss Afghanistan Issues, Bilateral Ties

Pakistan, US Discuss  Afghanistan Issues,  Bilateral Ties

April 18, 2017

ISLAMABAD - US National Security Adviser H.R McMaster met with Pakistani Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and discussed bilateral ties and regional developments. Prime Minister...

Afghanistan Asks Russia for Support in Supplies, Training for Military, Police

Afghanistan Asks Russia for Support in Supplies, Training for Military, Police

April 18, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan asked Russia for assistance in supplies, services and training for the military and police, Afghanistan's head of the Foreign Ministry's Department for Policies and...

Ghani Accused of Ignoring Laws in Budget Move

Ghani Accused of Ignoring Laws in Budget Move

April 18, 2017

KABUL - MPs on Monday said a recent decision by President Ashraf Ghani to transfer ministerial budgets, earmarked for construction, to the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing...

MoAB Attack was a Right Action: Abdullah

MoAB Attack was a  Right Action: Abdullah

April 18, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said the recent GBU-43/B or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) attack by the United States in eastern Nangarhar province...

Drive to Vaccinate Near 7 Million Kids from Today

Drive to Vaccinate Near  7 Million Kids from Today

April 17, 2017

KABUL - A Sub-National Immunization Days (SNID) campaign is being launched Today (Monday) to vaccinate over 6.8 million children under the age of five year against polio in high-risk...

MoPH Assures People MoAB Bomb was Not Toxic

MoPH Assures People MoAB Bomb was Not Toxic

April 17, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Sunday said that preliminary assessments show that the recent use of a GBU-43, a Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), also known as the...

Iran Hosts 3 Million Afghan Refugees: Rahimpour

Iran Hosts 3 Million Afghan Refugees: Rahimpour

April 17, 2017

TEHRAN - Iran joined a number of regional countries in Russia for a new round of International Afghanistan Peace Conference to find a diplomatic solution to problems that have plagued Afghanistan...

McMaster Adamant that Taliban will be Defeated

McMaster Adamant that Taliban will be Defeated

April 17, 2017

KABUL - U.S President Donald Trump’s national security adviser H.R McMaster said in an interview with TOLOnews on Sunday members of the Taliban who refuse to join the peace process...

‘Operation Khalid’ Launched in High Threat Areas: Murad

‘Operation Khalid’ Launched in High Threat Areas: Murad

April 17, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Sunday announced launching said a planned spring operation codenamed “Operation Khalid” in areas under high terrorist threats...

Karzai’s Criticism Goes Too Far: Khalilzad

Karzai’s Criticism  Goes Too  Far: Khalilzad

April 17, 2017

KABUL - The former US Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has said the criticism by the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai goes too far and will not serve the interests of...

Moscow Offers to Facilitate Talks between Afghan Govt-Taliban

Moscow Offers to  Facilitate Talks between  Afghan Govt-Taliban

April 16, 2017

KABUL - Russia has offered to host peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, a media report cited the Russian foreign ministry as saying on Saturday after it hosted...

Governor Claims Ghani Issued Orders to Pay Death Benefits

Governor Claims  Ghani Issued Orders to Pay Death Benefits

April 16, 2017

KABUL - Northern Kunduz governor, Assadullah Omarkhil, on Saturday told TOLOnews that President Ashraf Ghani had ordered him to by death benefits to the families of Taliban members killed in...

MPs Ratify Indo-Afg Criminals Extradition Treaty

MPs Ratify  Indo-Afg Criminals  Extradition Treaty

April 16, 2017

KABUL - The Extradition Treaty between Afghanistan and India to facilitate exchange of wanted criminals has been approved by the Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the parliament, an official...

Taliban Using Mosques, Civilians’ Homes as Trenches in Helmand: Officials

Taliban Using Mosques, Civilians’ Homes as Trenches in Helmand: Officials

April 16, 2017

LASHKARGAH - Local security officials on Saturday said the Taliban militants used civilians’ houses and mosques as their trenches in Nawa district of southern Helmand province...

‘Mother of All Bombs’ Killed 94 ISIS Fighters: Official

‘Mother of All Bombs’ Killed  94 ISIS Fighters: Official

April 16, 2017

KABUL - At least 94 Islamic State fighters were killed when the US military dropped America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan, an Afghan official said Saturday...

Major Issues Halting Hekmatyar’s Return to Kabul Solved: HIA

Major Issues Halting Hekmatyar’s Return to Kabul Solved: HIA

April 16, 2017

KABUL - Hizb-I-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) on Saturday said major obstacles in the way of party leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar return to Kabul have been resolved with the help of government commission...