Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, June 21st, 2018

SCO Can Play Key Role in Regional Connectivity

SCO Can Play Key Role  in Regional Connectivity

June 10, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani believes the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) can play a key role in strengthening regional connectivity and combating ..

Iran, Afghanistan Presidents Meet in China

Iran, Afghanistan  Presidents Meet in China

June 10, 2018

BEIJING - Iranian president Hassan Rouhani met and talked with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the SCO summit in China to discuss expansion ...

Ghani Fires Energy and Water Minister

Ghani Fires Energy  and Water Minister

June 10, 2018

KABUL - President Ghani has appointed Mohammad GulKhulmi, the deputy minister of energy and water for energy, as acting minister of energy and water. . .

In conjunction with Zayed year, the UAE Red Crescent Authority holds Ramadan banquet for 400 fasting people in the province of Kabul, Islamic Republi

In conjunction with Zayed year, the UAE Red Crescent Authority holds Ramadan  banquet for 400 fasting people in the province of Kabul, Islamic Republi

June 10, 2018

In accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin ...

Anti- Daesh Operations to be Stepped up: US Officials

Anti- Daesh Operations to  be Stepped up: US Officials

June 10, 2018

KABUL - Operations against Islamic State militants would be stepped up in eastern Afghanistan, top American officials said on Friday.
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ...

President Ghani to Attend SCO Summit in China

President Ghani to Attend SCO Summit in China

June 09, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Qingdao, in eastern China's Shandong Province, on Saturday and Sunday...

Abdullah Seeks UK Support in Global Market Exploration for Afghan Products

Abdullah Seeks UK Support  in Global Market Exploration for Afghan Products

June 09, 2018

KABUL - The United Kingdom assured support to Afghanistan in exploration of international market and provision of best environment for girls’ education ...

Kalimzai Vows Positive Change in Ghazni Situation

Kalimzai Vows Positive  Change in Ghazni Situation

June 09, 2018

GHAZNI CITY - Calling the current security situation in southern Ghazni province as unacceptable, the newly appointed governor on Thursday promised measures ...

Nearly 6m Persons Registered as Voter Country-Wide

Nearly 6m Persons  Registered as Voter  Country-Wide

June 09, 2018

KABUL - Around six million people have registered as voter for the upcoming Wolesi Jirga and District Council elections until Thursday evening, the Independent ...

NATO Defence Ministers Discuss Progress in Afghanistan

NATO Defence Ministers Discuss Progress in Afghanistan

June 09, 2018

BRUSSELS - NATO Defence Ministers today concluded a two-day meeting in Brussels with a discussion of the Alliance’s training mission in Afghanistan, and its continuing ...

Taliban Cannot Win on the Battlefield: WH

Taliban Cannot Win  on the Battlefield: WH

June 09, 2018

WASHINGTON - Describing President Ashraf Ghani’s announcement of ceasefire with the Taliban as “courageous” the White House on Thursday said ...

Ghani Calls for China’s Greater Role in Regional Peace

Ghani Calls for  China’s Greater Role in  Regional Peace

June 06, 2018

KABUL - Presidents Ghani says the ongoing threats faced by Afghanistan are not confined to a single country.
President Ashraf Ghani has said that China is ...

WB Supports Afghan Raisin Processing Plant

WB Supports Afghan Raisin Processing Plant

June 06, 2018

KABUL - Two members of the World Bank Group are providing $3 million in financing and $7.8 million in political risk insurance coverage for a new raisin processing plant in Afghanistan.

UN Continues to Stand With Afghans in Solidarity: Envoy

UN Continues to  Stand With Afghans in Solidarity: Envoy

June 06, 2018

KABUL - UN envoy says those who are working for peace in this challenging environment have his utmost respect.
The United Nations continues to stand with ...

Insecurity Called Big Hurdle to China’s Investment

Insecurity Called Big Hurdle to China’s Investment

June 06, 2018

KABUL - Insecurity is the main impediment to Chinese private sector’s investment in Afghanistan, says the new ambassador of the neighboring country...

Jalalabad Girls’ Schools Closed after Daesh Threats

Jalalabad Girls’ Schools  Closed after Daesh Threats

June 06, 2018

JALALABAD - All girls’ schools have been closed in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, after Daesh group posted threats on social media, officials . . .

Tehran Vows to Help Kabul Restore Peace, Stability

Tehran Vows to Help  Kabul Restore Peace, Stability

June 06, 2018

KABUL - Tehran has condemned the terrorist attack near a gathering of top clerics in Kabul, promising to help Afghanistan chart its way to peace and stability. . .

‘Nearly Half’ of Afghan Children out of School

‘Nearly Half’ of Afghan  Children out of School

June 04, 2018

KABUL - Worsening security seen in recent years, and engrained poverty and discrimination, eliminate education gains made between 2002 and 2016, a UNICEF report released on ...

MoMP Wraps up Assessment of Mes Aynak Contract

MoMP Wraps up Assessment  of Mes Aynak Contract

June 04, 2018

KABUL - MoMP spokesman Abdul Qadeer Mutfi said the ministry has assessed all recommendations made by China’s MCC company and that the report has been sent to the high ...

South Asia Strategy is for Cooperation, Not Confrontation

South Asia Strategy is for  Cooperation, Not Confrontation

June 03, 2018

KABUL - Interior Ministry’s spokesman says the attackers left behind a large amount of ammunition and 50 hand grenades after the attack...

Haqqani Network Behind Attack on Interior Ministry

Haqqani Network Behind  Attack on Interior Ministry

June 03, 2018

KABUL - Interior Ministry’s spokesman says the attackers left behind a large amount of ammunition and 50 hand grenades after the attack. . .

Working Women Complain of Insecurity and Cultural Taboo

Working Women  Complain of Insecurity and Cultural Taboo

June 03, 2018

TIRINKOT - The Women Affairs Department of central Uruzgan province says many educated women are prevented from working in offices due to security problems, cultural restrictions ...

183 Civilians Killed, Hundreds Injured in May

183 Civilians Killed, Hundreds Injured in May

June 03, 2018

KABUL - More than 500 civilians were killed and injured last month in 23 provinces of Afghanistan, demonstrating that parties to the conflict had paid no attention to ...

Missing Russian Pilot Found Alive 30 Years after Being Shot down in Afghanistan

Missing Russian Pilot Found Alive 30 Years after Being Shot down in Afghanistan

June 03, 2018

KABUL - A Russian war pilot who was presumed dead for some 30 years after his plane was shot down during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan has been found alive, according to military ...

Al-Qaeda Warns Saudi Crown Prince for WWE Event and Opening of Cinemas

Al-Qaeda Warns Saudi  Crown Prince for WWE Event and Opening of Cinemas

June 03, 2018

KABUL - The Al-Qaeda terrorist network has reportedly warned the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salam for the recent WWE event and the opening of cinemas in the country. . .

NATO Can Benefit from Columbia’s Expertise in Afghan Peace

NATO Can Benefit from  Columbia’s Expertise in  Afghan Peace

June 02, 2018

BRUSSELS - NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said the alliance can benefit from Columbia’s expertise in the Afghan peace process as the Latin American country became a new ally...

Wednesday’s Attack on Interior Ministry being Investigated

Wednesday’s Attack on Interior Ministry being Investigated

June 02, 2018

KABUL - Talking to Radio Azadi, Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak alleged terrorists were being kept at private homes in Kabul. He said the ongoing investigation would ...

Govt Asked to Reconstruct Kabul-Kandahar Highway

Govt Asked to Reconstruct  Kabul-Kandahar Highway

June 02, 2018

KABUL - Ministry of Public Works says it has allocated budget for maintenance of 235 kilometers of road in the country’s highways this year...

105 Including Women Freed from Taliban Prisons

105 Including Women  Freed from Taliban Prisons

June 02, 2018

LASHKARGAH - The Afghan Special Forces have freed over 100 people, including women, from two Taliban-run prisons in southern Helmand province, the governor’s office said on ...

Women Make Majority of 4.5m New Registered Voters

Women Make  Majority of 4.5m New Registered Voters

June 02, 2018

KABUL - The Population Registration Department (PRD) on Thursday said around 4.5 million people, mostly women, have obtained their Tazkira (paper identity cards) during the past ...

Afghanistan 16th Worst Country for Children

Afghanistan 16th Worst  Country for Children

June 02, 2018

KABUL - An Annual Report by Save the Children Shows That War, Poverty And Discrimination Have Greatly Affected the lives of children in Afghanistan...

Khalifa Bin Zayed AL Nahyan Foundation Funds Displaced and Poor Families in Kabul Province

Khalifa Bin Zayed AL Nahyan Foundation Funds Displaced and Poor Families in Kabul Province

May 31, 2018

KABUL - In accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates . . .

Militants Attack Afghan Ministry with Bomb, Grenades and Gunfire

Militants Attack Afghan  Ministry with Bomb,  Grenades and Gunfire

May 31, 2018

KABUL - A car bomb was detonated at the entrance of the ministry to launch the attack and then several gunmen managed to get inside the compound, said a senior police official...

Afghanistan Launches First NGOs to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Afghanistan Launches First NGOs to Combat Trafficking in Persons

May 31, 2018

KABUL - The Afghanistan Network for Combating Trafficking in Persons (ANTCIP) is part of a multi-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded activity . . .

President Ghani Signs Retirement of Over 140 MoI Generals

President Ghani  Signs Retirement of  Over 140 MoI Generals

May 30, 2018

KABUL - The Interior Ministry Spokesman Najib Danish said that the most of these generals are in reserve posts of the ministry and will be retired based on the presidential decree ...