Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, July 28th, 2017

Ghani Vows to Transform Afghanistan into Big Exporter

Ghani Vows to  Transform Afghanistan  into Big Exporter

July 20, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has promised facilitating the export of Afghanistan’s fruits to different cities of India and giving traders access to the international market for...

Trump Reviews Afghan Policy with Veterans

Trump Reviews Afghan Policy with Veterans

July 20, 2017

WASHINGTON - The US President Donald Trump Tuesday reviewed the Afghan policy with four Afghan war veterans as he told reporters that he wants to hear from them the situation on...

Kazakhstan Pledges Support for Afghan Air Force

Kazakhstan Pledges Support for Afghan Air Force

July 20, 2017

KABUL - The defence minister of Kazakhstan has pledged sharing its experiences with the nascent Afghan Air Force (AAF), the National Security Council (NSC) said on Wednesday...

Restraint amid Ongoing Political Tension

Restraint amid Ongoing Political Tension

July 20, 2017

KABUL - Speaking at a ceremony to rename the now infamous Zambaq Square, the CEO called on all parties to stand united and stop speaking ill of each other. CEO Abdullah Abdullah on...

Indo-Afghan Commerce Chamber Stresses New Trade Opportunities

Indo-Afghan Commerce Chamber  Stresses New Trade Opportunities

July 20, 2017

KABUL - The Indo-Afghan Chamber of Commerce Director Mr. Kanwarjit Bajaj has met Afghan envoy to India and discussed the company background and future activities, a media report said...

Unprofessional Pharmacists Threaten People’s Lives

Unprofessional Pharmacists  Threaten People’s Lives

July 20, 2017

GHAZNI CITY - Most pharmacists in southern Ghazni province are without professional qualifications, giving patients wrong or expired medicine, residents complain. Mohammad Rahim, an...

Ghani Orders Sweeping Changes to Kabul Police

Ghani Orders Sweeping Changes to Kabul Police

July 19, 2017

KABUL - Kabul police officers at a Police District level will be rotated out to provinces in order to help boost security in the capital, the MoI said. Afghan Ministry of Interior...

Contracts worth Over 1.4 Billion Afghanis Approved by the Government

Contracts worth Over 1.4 Billion  Afghanis Approved by the Government

July 19, 2017

KABUL - The Afghan government has approved nine new contracts worth over 1.9 billion Afghanis during a meeting of the national procurement commission. Chaired by president Mohammad...

Govt Exploring Ways to Revive Textile Industry

Govt Exploring Ways to Revive Textile Industry

July 19, 2017

KABUL - According to officials Afghanistan harvests almost 60,000 tons of cotton a year but there are no factories in the country to process this. Government has called on industry...

Army Generals Detained in Anti-Corruption Campaign

Army Generals Detained in  Anti-Corruption Campaign

July 19, 2017

KABUL - The Attorney General’s Office said the seven officials detained by police are accused of embezzling at least 1.5 million AFs and $1.2 million USD. At least three generals...

Noor Says No Legal Hindrance for Gen. Dostum’s Return to Afghanistan

Noor Says No Legal  Hindrance for Gen. Dostum’s  Return to Afghanistan

July 19, 2017

KABUL - The provincial governor of northern Balkh province Ata Mohammad Noor has said there is no legal prohibition for the return of the first vice president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum...

MoI to Refer Corruption Suspected Contracts to AGO

MoI to Refer  Corruption Suspected Contracts to AGO

July 19, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday said paying debts to contracted companies as a priority, but those suspected of corruption would be referred to the Attorney General...

New Water Resources Strategy Lands in Parliament

New Water Resources Strategy Lands in Parliament

July 18, 2017

KABUL - The energy and water minister on Monday presented a new strategy on the country’s water resources to the Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the parliament for approval...

Nature of Mission in Afghanistan may Change: Mattis

Nature of Mission in  Afghanistan may Change: Mattis

July 18, 2017

KABUL - The Trump administration’s new strategy could change the nature of US military engagement in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary James Mattis has suggested...

Study Finds Opium Cultivation on the Rise in Balkh

Study Finds Opium Cultivation on the Rise in Balkh

July 18, 2017

KABUL - Research findings indicate that more than 300 tons of opium was harvested in the northern province this year. Officials from the Khat-e-Naw (New Line) Research Institute said...

Extreme Harm to Afghan Civilians Continues as Suicide Attacks Worsen, Latest UN Report Shows

Extreme Harm to Afghan Civilians Continues as Suicide Attacks  Worsen, Latest UN Report Shows

July 18, 2017

KABUL - The number of civilians killed and injured in the Afghanistan conflict during the first six months of 2017 persisted at the same record high levels as last year, according...

3 Projects worth Nearly 100m Afs Launched in Kunar

3 Projects worth Nearly  100m Afs Launched in Kunar

July 18, 2017

ASADABAD - Three uplift projects worth nearly 100 million afghanis have been launched in the Manogi district of eastern Kunar province, officials said on Monday. Provincial rural...

Afghanistan Signs up to WCO’s Arusha Convention

Afghanistan  Signs up to WCO’s Arusha Convention

July 17, 2017

KABUL - Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi on Sunday pledged commitment to the Arusha Convention of World Customs Organization (WCO) aimed at good governance and customs modernization...

EU to Finance Construction of 7th Bridge on Tajik-Afghan Border

EU to Finance  Construction of 7th Bridge on  Tajik-Afghan Border

July 17, 2017

Mahbuba Abdulloeva, the press secretary of the EU Delegation to Tajikistan, stated that the European Union will finance the seventh bridge connecting Tajikistan and Afghanistan...

Watchdogs Question Govt’s Anti-Graft Strategy

Watchdogs Question  Govt’s Anti-Graft Strategy

July 17, 2017

KABUL - Critics claim no new strategy has been formulated despite government’s pledge to this effect at last year’s Brussels Summit. The High Office of Oversight and...

Balkhi Asserts 500 Projects’ Money Pocketed before his Takeover

Balkhi Asserts 500 Projects’ Money Pocketed before his Takeover

July 17, 2017

KABUL - Due to prevalent corruption work on more than 500 projects belonging to the Ministry of Edcuation (MoE) has come to a halt, said the acting education minister on Sunday...

New Party Launched as Elections Draw Closer

New Party Launched  as Elections Draw Closer

July 17, 2017

KABUL - Well known political figures on Sunday announced the establishment of a new political party - Mehwar-e-Mardum-e-Afghanistan. A new political party by the name of...

Afghan Forces Move to Recapture Helmand’s Nawa

Afghan Forces  Move to Recapture Helmand’s Nawa

July 16, 2017

LASHKARGAH - Afghan security forces on Saturday launched a three-pronged operation to recapture the Nawa district of southern Helmand province, officials said. The joint offensive...

Mattis Asked to Present Long-Term Afghan Strategy

Mattis Asked to Present  Long-Term Afghan Strategy

July 16, 2017

WASHINGTON - The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2018, as passed by the US House of Representatives on Friday, requires the defense secretary to provide an Afghan...

Murad to Deliver Development Goal Plans at U.S Summit

Murad to Deliver Development Goal Plans at U.S Summit

July 16, 2017

KABUL - The minister of economy will deliver Afghanistan’s plans and achievements toward achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals in New York...

MoD Reacts as Pakistani General Claims Afghan Soil Used by Indian Intelligence

MoD Reacts as Pakistani General Claims Afghan Soil Used by Indian Intelligence

July 16, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan has said the Afghan government will never allow the use of its soil as terrorist launch pad against the neighboring countries. The Ministry of...

NATO Rejects Taliban’s Claims Regarding Airstrikes on Kunduz School

NATO Rejects Taliban’s Claims  Regarding Airstrikes on Kunduz School

July 16, 2017

KABUL - The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan rejected the claims by the Taliban group regarding the airstrikes by the US forces on a school in northern Kunduz province...

Time is Running Out for Taliban, Says Ghani

Time is Running Out for Taliban, Says Ghani

July 15, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday offered German car-manufacturing companies to survey lithium deposits in southern Helmand province in order to benefit from the soft metal...

4th Afghanistan-Central Asia Dialogue Kicks off in Bamiyan

4th Afghanistan-Central Asia  Dialogue Kicks off in Bamiyan

July 15, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said at the event that “all regional countries must take part in the fight against terrorist”. The fourth conference of...

National ID System to Roll out within Weeks

National ID System to Roll out within Weeks

July 15, 2017

KABUL - Officials have said five e-Nic centers will open in Kabul and that the new ID cards will start being issued by the end of the month. Humayoun Muhtat, Director of Biometric...

US Lawmakers Seek Transparency in Aid to Afghanistan

US Lawmakers Seek Transparency in Aid to Afghanistan

July 15, 2017

WASHINGTON - A key Congressional panel, as part of its annual budgetary approvals for State Department has sought to impose conditions of accountability and transparency for US...

Trade Activities through Torgondai Rail Truck Soon: President

Trade Activities through Torgondai Rail Truck Soon: President

July 15, 2017

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said Afghanistan would be soon connected to Europe thought Torgondai-Turkmenistan railroad, a statement from Presidential Palace said on...

Mohaqiq Labels NPA as ‘Source of Corruption

Mohaqiq Labels NPA as  ‘Source of Corruption

July 15, 2017

KABUL - The deputy CEO Mohammad Mohaqiq said the National Procurement Authority is behind the “failure” of ministries to spend their development budget...

Afghan Govt Signs $482.3m New Financing with WB

Afghan Govt  Signs $482.3m  New Financing with WB

July 13, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Finance on Wednesday signed a financing package of $482.3 million in grants with the World Bank to help the country alleviate poverty. The singing signaled a long-term...

Violations along Durand Line Discussed During High Level Defense Meeting

Violations along Durand Line Discussed  During High Level Defense Meeting

July 13, 2017

KABUL - The violations along the Durand Line was on the agenda of the high level defense meeting chaired by President Mohamamd Ashraf Ghani where other issues related the security were...