Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, April 24th, 2017

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...

'Right Time' to Use Huge Bomb in Afghanistan: Gen. Nicholson

'Right Time' to Use Huge Bomb in Afghanistan: Gen. Nicholson

April 15, 2017

KABUL - The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, said on Friday the decision to deploy one of the largest conventional bombs ever unleashed in combat was a...

MoCI Awaits Pakistan’s Response over APTICA Meeting

MoCI Awaits Pakistan’s  Response over APTICA Meeting

April 15, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) said it has sent an official request to Pakistan in order to hold the seventh Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Issue Contract Agreement...

Drug Addiction a Serious Challenge: Ghani

Drug Addiction a Serious Challenge: Ghani

April 15, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani calls drug addiction a serious threat to the future of youth, stressing the need for taking effective measures to eradicate the scourge. Ghani made the...

Parties to Afghan Peace Talks Concerned Over Internal Terror Growth: Russia

Parties to Afghan Peace  Talks Concerned Over Internal  Terror Growth: Russia

April 15, 2017

MOSCOW - Experts on Afghanistan expressed concern over the growth of a terrorism threat in the country on the sidelines of the Russian-hosted Afghanistan peace conference. Participants...

Corruption will Kill Afghanistan if Left Unchecked: U.S Envoy

Corruption will Kill Afghanistan  if Left Unchecked: U.S Envoy

April 15, 2017

KABUL - The U.S Ambassador to Kabul, Hugo Llorens, and this week warned that corruption would kill Afghanistan if left unchecked and called on all Afghans to help curb the scourge...

Hekmatyar to Return Whether Peace Deal is Enforced or Not

Hekmatyar to Return Whether Peace Deal is Enforced or Not

April 15, 2017

KABUL - The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader, Gulbadin Hekmatyar, says he will soon appear among the people regardless of government’s commitment to enforcing the peace deal...

Cash Aid to Taliban Treason Against Afghan Forces: WJ

Cash Aid to Taliban Treason Against Afghan Forces: WJ

April 13, 2017

KABUL - Wolesi Jirga (WJ) members on Wednesday demanded investigation into cash aid given to Taliban families in northern Kunduz province by the governor, saying the move betrayed...

Afghanistan not on the Backburner: Mattis

Afghanistan not on the  Backburner: Mattis

April 13, 2017

WASHINGTON - Even though the Trump administration is primarily focused on Syria, determined to defeat ISIS and provocative actions of North Koreans, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on...

Transport Master Plan Updated through to 2036

Transport Master Plan  Updated through to 2036

April 13, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) has extended the Afghanistan Transport Master Plan through to 2036 which includes the maintenance and protection of roads, establishment and...

4 WJ Members Including Women Suspended

4 WJ Members Including Women Suspended

April 13, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) has extended the Afghanistan Transport Master Plan through to 2036 which includes the maintenance and protection of roads, establishment and...

CEO’s Office Promises Next Elections will be Free and Fair

CEO’s Office Promises Next Elections will be Free and Fair

April 13, 2017

KABUL - The Office of the CEO on Wednesday reaffirmed government’s commitment to conducting future elections in a free, fair and transparent manner while election observers...

Taliban Capture Strategic Area of Balcharagh District

Taliban Capture Strategic  Area of Balcharagh District

April 13, 2017

MAIMANA - Local officials in northwestern Faryab province acknowledged on Wednesday the Taliban had captured a strategic area in Balcharagh district, forcing the security personnel to...

Gen. Bajwa Stresses Af-Pak Intelligence-Sharing

Gen. Bajwa Stresses Af-Pak Intelligence-Sharing

April 13, 2017

PESHAWAR - The Pakistan army chief has once again underlined the need for border security and intelligence-sharing mechanisms with Afghanistan. At a meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday...

ICG Calls Afghan Government ‘Shaky’

ICG Calls Afghan  Government ‘Shaky’

April 12, 2017

KABUL - The future of Afghanistan’s unity government is “shaky,” according to a new report by the International Crisis Group (ICG). The Brussels based NGO says...

Kabul to Send ‘Clear Message’ to Taliban at Moscow Talks: MoFA

Kabul to Send ‘Clear Message’ to  Taliban at Moscow Talks: MoFA

April 12, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday said Kabul is committed to sending a ‘clear message’ to the Taliban during the upcoming conference on Afghanistan in...

11 Contracts worth 955m Afs Accorded Approval

11 Contracts worth 955m Afs Accorded Approval

April 12, 2017

KABUL - Eleven contracts worth 955 million afghanis have been accorded approval the National Procurement Commission (NPC), the Presidential Palace said on Tuesday. An NPC meeting...

Senate Demands Probe into Cash Aid to Taliban Families

Senate Demands Probe into Cash Aid to Taliban Families

April 12, 2017

KABUL - Senate members on Tuesday expressed concern over cash donation to families of slain Taliban fighters in northern Kunduz province and demanded an investigation into the issue...

Hundreds Diagnosed with Tuberculosis in Ghazni

Hundreds Diagnosed with  Tuberculosis in Ghazni

April 12, 2017

GHAZNI CITY - Local health officials on Tuesday said 1,600 people, half of them women, have been diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in southern Ghazni province. Provincial public health...

Senate Wants Verdict Against PC Head Enforced

Senate Wants Verdict  Against PC Head Enforced

April 12, 2017

KABUL - The deputy chairman of Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday asked the government to apply the law to the Herat Provincial Council (PC) head and not to allow any group to create fear among the...

Kabul’s Underground Water Levels will Drop in Next Few Years

Kabul’s Underground Water  Levels will Drop in Next Few Years

April 11, 2017

KABUL - Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) on Sunday said currently people are using too much underground water in Kabul and if the problem is not solved, the city will face serious water...

Transparency in Award of Scholarships a Must: Danish

Transparency in  Award of Scholarships  a Must: Danish

April 11, 2017

KABUL - The cabinet’s legislative committee on Monday approved a code for management of educational scholarships after a review to ensure justice and transparency. In a statement...

MPs Absent for 20 Days to be Suspended

MPs Absent for 20 Days to be Suspended

April 11, 2017

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament has decided to suspend membership of lawmakers who were absent for more than 20 days in a row in future. Few days back, some Wolesi Jirga...

Terror Fuelling Chaos and Inequality: Imam-I-Ka’aba

Terror Fuelling Chaos and Inequality: Imam-I-Ka’aba

April 11, 2017

PESHAWAR - Imam-i-Ka’aba Sheikh Saleh Bin Muhammad Ibrahim has called terrorism a source of economic imbalance, inequality and chaos in the society, impeding progress and development...