Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Collecting Old Banknotes in 1 Month is Impossible: Moneychangers

Collecting Old Banknotes in 1 Month is Impossible: Moneychangers

February 15, 2017

KABUL - The Afghanistan central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), announced last week that shabby banknotes would no longer be valid start of the coming solar year 1396 and called for...

Ghani’s Assurance over Polls Next Year Sparks Backlash

Ghani’s Assurance over Polls  Next Year Sparks Backlash

February 13, 2017

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday reported that President Ashraf Ghani has assured donors that parliamentary elections will be held next year, something...

Steps Taken to Combat Corruption in Military Institutions: MoD

Steps Taken to Combat Corruption  in Military Institutions: MoD

February 13, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Sunday said that it has authorized special military courts to investigate alleged involvement of military personnel in corruption schemes...

Anti-Daesh Offensive Kicks off in Nangarhar

Anti-Daesh Offensive Kicks off in Nangarhar

February 13, 2017

JALALABAD - Afghan security forces backed by US air support on Sunday launched a military operation codenamed ‘Shaheen-25’ against Daesh or Islamic State militant group in...

Afghan Reconstruction Watchdog SIGAR Publishes ‘Gallery of Greed’ over Fraud

Afghan Reconstruction Watchdog SIGAR Publishes ‘Gallery of Greed’ over Fraud

February 13, 2017

WASHINGTON - A $99 million Afghan road-building project has been scrapped, according to a report that details how American military personnel were bribed with Rolex watches in exchange...

Women’s Presence in Govt ‘Declines under NUG’

Women’s Presence in Govt ‘Declines under NUG’

February 13, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) said on Sunday that the number of women in government institutions has declined despite the Afghan political leadership having pledged...

700 Laghman Teachers Go on Strike over Land Plots

700 Laghman Teachers Go  on Strike over Land Plots

February 13, 2017

MEHTARLAM - Hundreds of schoolteachers on Sunday went on strike in the Qarghai district of eastern Laghman province, allowing thousands of students to return homes, officials said on...

Ghani Seeks Clear Analysis of Insecure Districts

Ghani Seeks Clear Analysis of Insecure Districts

February 12, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday asked intelligence officials to conduct a deep analysis of insecure districts and determine factors of instability. The president, who...

Astana Backs Kabul’s SCO Membership Bid: Envoy

Astana Backs Kabul’s SCO Membership Bid: Envoy

February 12, 2017

KABUL - The Kazakh ambassador in Kanbul on Saturday said his country supported Afghanistan’s desire to become a permanent member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)...

India to Attend 6-Nation Moscow Huddle on Feb. 15

India to Attend 6-Nation Moscow Huddle on Feb. 15

February 12, 2017

KABUL - As regional actors step up efforts to jump-start the peace process in Afghanistan India has confirmed participation in next week’s meeting in Moscow. With the Trump administration...

DABS Owed 6bn Afs in Unpaid Electricity Bills

DABS Owed 6bn Afs in  Unpaid Electricity Bills

February 12, 2017

KABUL - A list sent to the media by Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) has revealed that a number of companies, government offices and officials owe a total of at least six billion...

Balkh Activists Call for Govt. Action Against Insurgency

Balkh Activists Call for Govt. Action Against Insurgency

February 12, 2017

KABUL - Religious scholars and civil society activists in Balkh on Saturday raised their voices against this week’s suicide bombing at Kabul’s Supreme Court and the killing...

Karzai Calls on US to Revise Pakistan Policy

Karzai Calls on US to  Revise Pakistan Policy

February 12, 2017

KABUL - The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called on US to revise its Pakistan policy and persuade Islamabad to end its ‘policy of safe havens to terrorist groups’...

Loya Jirga be Convened to Amend Constitution: CEO

Loya Jirga be Convened to Amend Constitution: CEO

February 11, 2017

KABUL - A spokesman for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on Thursday announced support to a decentralized system and demanded holding of a Loya Jirga to amend the Constitution...

Ghani Calls Katib Father of Afghanistan’s Modern History

Ghani Calls Katib Father of  Afghanistan’s Modern History

February 11, 2017

KABUL - Speaking at the ceremony of remembering the 86th death anniversary of Faiz Mohammad Katib, an Afghan historian, President Ashraf Ghani said Katib was the founding father of Afghanistan...

Trump Speaks with Ghani, US Commander Calls for More Troops

Trump Speaks with  Ghani, US Commander Calls for More Troops

February 11, 2017

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump and his Afghan counterpart discussed security in a phone call on Thursday, officials said, hours after the top US commander in Afghanistan...

Pakistan Grants 3,000 Scholarships to Afghans, Vows More for Phd Level

Pakistan Grants 3,000 Scholarships to Afghans, Vows More for Phd Level

February 11, 2017

KABUL - The government of Pakistan has granted 3,000 scholarships to Afghan students and promised as many for the PhD level, it has been reported. Pakistani President Manoon Hussain made the...

Different Regional Terrorist Groups Involved in Afghan Conflict: MoD

Different Regional  Terrorist Groups Involved  in Afghan Conflict: MoD

February 11, 2017

KABUL - Comprehensive training, equipment and armament of Afghan National Defence and Security Forces would help strengthen the ongoing campaign against terrorism, the Ministry of Defence...

Govt. to Enforce Tight Security Ahead of Hekmatyar’s Arrival

Govt. to Enforce Tight Security Ahead of Hekmatyar’s Arrival

February 11, 2017

KABUL - the Afghan government and officials of Hizb-e-Islami on Thursday announced that tight security measures will be enforced in the capital to thwart possible security problems when...

Relations with US Central to Afghan Stability: Ghani

Relations with US Central to Afghan Stability: Ghani

February 09, 2017

PESHAWAR - President Ashraf Ghani has renewed his administration’s commitment to reforms, especially eliminating the scourge of corruption. In a telephonic...

Afghan Forces Committed to Fighting Terrorism: Atmar

Afghan Forces  Committed to Fighting Terrorism: Atmar

February 09, 2017

KABUL - National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar has said with the support of the international community Afghan security forces have been fighting global terrorist networks and...

Russia to Host Regional Conf. on Afghanistan: Lavrov

Russia to Host Regional Conf. on Afghanistan: Lavrov

February 09, 2017

KABUL - Russia has announced it will host a regional conference on Afghanistan in Moscow in mid-February, with representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Iran and India...

WH Reaffirm Support to Afghanistan as Amid Soaring Violence

WH Reaffirm Support to Afghanistan as Amid Soaring Violence

February 09, 2017

WASHINGTON - The White House (WH) has reaffirmed support to Afghanistan amid soaring violence, commending the Afghan security forces for their for rapid response to thwart terrorist...

Government Agrees to Change Girls School Uniforms

Government Agrees to Change Girls School Uniforms

February 09, 2017

KABUL - The Afghan government announced that it has decided to change girl’s school uniforms from black to blue and brown. In response to government’s decision, critics...

MoD Always Tries to Prevent Civilian Casualties: Waziri

MoD Always Tries to Prevent  Civilian Casualties: Waziri

February 08, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Tuesday said it was shocked more than anyone else by civilian casualties, trying its best during operations to prevent collateral damage...

Death Toll from Nuristan Avalanches, Cold Snap Soars to 73

Death Toll from  Nuristan Avalanches, Cold Snap Soars to 73

February 08, 2017

JALALABAD - As many as 73 people have been killed and 27 others wounded by avalanches and freezing weather in eastern Nuristan province, the governor said on Tuesday.Hafiz Abdul Qayum...

At Least 20 Dead in Bomb Blast Outside Supreme Court

At Least 20 Dead in Bomb Blast Outside Supreme Court

February 08, 2017

KABUL - At least 20 people were killed on Tuesday in a bomb blast outside the Supreme Court in the center of capital Kabul, government officials said, in what appeared to be the...

12 Children Die in Kabul’s Cold Weather in a Week

12 Children Die in Kabul’s Cold Weather in a Week

February 08, 2017

KABUL - At least twelve children have died in the past week due to the cold weather that has gripped Kabul in the past week. The children, who had all been living in displaced...

Afghans without Visas Barred from Entry into Pakistan

Afghans without Visas Barred  from Entry into Pakistan

February 08, 2017

PESHAWAR - The Pakistan government on Tuesday approved a draft repatriation and management policy for Afghan refugees living in the country. The policy was endorsed at a federal cabinet...

UNAMA Reports 3.7% Increase in Overall Civilian Casualties

UNAMA Reports 3.7% Increase  in Overall Civilian Casualties

February 07, 2017

KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) stated in its annual report for last year on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict that between 1 January...

China to Support 4-Way Talks Resumption: Special Envoy

China to Support 4-Way Talks Resumption: Special Envoy

February 07, 2017

KABUL - China’s special envoy on Afghanistan affairs Deng Xijun on Sunday said his country, in case of need, would support resumption of the four-way talks to revive the stalled...

Deprived Provinces at Top of Govt’s Priorities: Ghani

Deprived Provinces at Top of  Govt’s Priorities: Ghani

February 07, 2017

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Monday said 10 provinces deprived of some important developments would be paid special attention. The president said this while...

Govt. to Review Legal Issues Around E-NIC Rollout

Govt. to Review Legal Issues Around E-NIC Rollout

February 07, 2017

KABUL - Officials at the Department of Electronic Identity Cards (e-NIC) on Monday said President Ashraf Ghani has assigned his second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish to...

JIA Supports Talks Between Ghani, Noor

JIA Supports Talks  Between Ghani, Noor

February 07, 2017

KABUL - The Jamiat-i-Islami Afghanistan (JIA) on Monday supported talks between President Ashraf Ghani and the acting governor of northern Balkh province, asking government leaders...

Peace to Pave Way for Foreign Troop Pull-Out: Zakhilwal

Peace to Pave Way for Foreign  Troop Pull-Out: Zakhilwal

February 07, 2017

KABUL - Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Dr. Omar Zakhilwal believes peace alone can pave the ground for foreign troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan. Zakhilwal made the remarks...