Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Tashwiq Employment Program is Illegal: Mudabir

Tashwiq Employment  Program is Illegal: Mudabir

March 19, 2017

KABUL - The former head of the Administrative Office of the Presidential Palace, Sadiq Mudabir, has said that the Tashwiq Employment Program, run by the office, is illegal and is in...

Trump Seeks 1.1bn for Afghan Operations

Trump Seeks 1.1bn for Afghan Operations

March 18, 2017

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump, in his first annual budget, has requested a $1.1 billion for operations in Afghanistan. In his annual budget draft for fiscal year 2018 worth USD1.1 trillion...

IEC Chief Warns of Possible Further Delay in Elections

IEC Chief Warns of Possible Further Delay in Elections

March 18, 2017

KABUL - The head of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) secretariat, Imam Mohammad Warimach, on Friday said the dates for parliamentary and districts council elections will be announced...

Ghani Meets SPFU Officers, Hails Their Efforts

Ghani Meets SPFU Officers, Hails Their Efforts

March 18, 2017

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has hailed the Special Police Force Unit (SPFU) efforts and said the country was proud of your courage and sacrifices, a statement from the...

Current Challenges due to Poor Management: Massoud

Current Challenges due to Poor Management: Massoud

March 18, 2017

KABUL - Speaking at the 22nd death anniversary of General Mohammad Panah, a former Jihadi leader, the President’s Special Representative on Reforms and Good Governance, Ahmad...

Security Organs Need Fundamental Reforms: Rahimi

Security Organs Need Fundamental Reforms: Rahimi

March 18, 2017

KABUL - The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) office on Thursday said fundamental reforms were needed in security organs for improving the country’s security situation. Mujib Rahman Rahimi...

Ulema Denounce Actions of Pakistan, Iran

Ulema Denounce Actions of Pakistan, Iran

March 18, 2017

KABUL - The Afghanistan Ulema Council has strongly denounced the harassment of Afghan refugees in neighbouring Iran and Pakistan. The Ulema Council slammed recent terrorist attacks...

IOM Confirms Deadly Attack on Refugee Boat off Yemen

IOM Confirms Deadly Attack on Refugee Boat off Yemen

March 18, 2017

GENEVA - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday that 31 Somalis reportedly lost their lives in an alleged helicopter attack on a refugee boat late on Thursday...

Threats Close 1000 Schools Across the Country

Threats Close 1000 Schools Across the Country

March 16, 2017

KABUL - Security threats across the country have forced the closure of more than 1000 schools across the country, the Ministry of Education said Wednesday. The ministry spokesman Mujib...

‘There is no Sovereignty of the Law in the Country’: Ghani

‘There is no Sovereignty of the Law in the Country’: Ghani

March 16, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said there is no sovereignty of the law in the country and stressed the need for equal treatment under the law for all citizens of the country...

Wolesi Jirga to Summon Security Bosses on March 27

Wolesi Jirga to Summon  Security Bosses on March 27

March 16, 2017

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Wednesday decided to summon top security officials on March 27 in connection with a bloody attack on a hospital in Kabul. The death toll...

Rabbani to Attend Global Conference on Daesh

Rabbani to Attend Global Conference on Daesh

March 16, 2017

KABUL - Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani is to attend an international conference on terrorist group Daesh or Islamic State (IS) in late March in the United States of America, the Ministry...

200 Afghan Prisoners Repatriated

200 Afghan Prisoners  Repatriated

March 16, 2017

MASHHAD, Iran - An Iranian judicial official said that at least 200 Afghan prisoners were transferred from Iranian jails to Afghanistan to continue prison terms in their homeland. Talking to IRNA...

Afghanistan Facing a Brutal Enemy, Jihad Fatwa Unjustified: Mawlavi Kashaf

Afghanistan Facing a Brutal Enemy, Jihad Fatwa Unjustified: Mawlavi Kashaf

March 16, 2017

KABUL - The Chief of Afghanistan’s Ulema Council, Mawlavi Qeyamuddin Kashaf, has dismissed the Jihad Fatwa in Afghanistan as incorrect as he condemned the deadly attack on Kabul...

Afghanistan Won’t be Terrorist Safe Haven Again: Stoltenberg

Afghanistan Won’t be Terrorist Safe Haven Again: Stoltenberg

March 15, 2017

KABUL - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the transatlantic alliance is trying to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a safe haven for international terrorists...

One Million Refugees to be Repatriated in 2017

One Million Refugees to  be Repatriated in 2017

March 15, 2017

The European Union (EU) has said that more Afghan asylum seekers are likely to be repatriated from the European countries this year. KABUL - Statistics issued by the International Organization...

Senators Ask Govt. to Execute Death Row Militants

Senators Ask Govt. to Execute Death Row Militants

March 15, 2017

KABUL - Some Meshrano Jirga members on Tuesday expressed concern over the deteriorated security situation of the country and asked the government to execute death row political prisoners...

Janjua, Pak-Afghan Business Delegation Discuss Trade Prospects

Janjua, Pak-Afghan Business Delegation  Discuss Trade Prospects

March 15, 2017

ISLAMABAD - A delegation of Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday met National Security Advisor Lt Gen (R) Nasser Khan Janjua and discussed future prospects of bilateral...

Top US Senators Step up Fight in Afghanistan

Top US Senators Step  up Fight in Afghanistan

March 15, 2017

Two of the most senior senators in the US Congress have called on the Trump administration to fight the insurgency threat to Afghanistan with the same urgency as its war against Daesh...

Peaceful, Stable Afghanistan is in Pak’s Interest: Aziz

Peaceful, Stable Afghanistan  is in Pak’s Interest: Aziz

March 15, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan today said a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was in its interest and underlined the role of the media in "restoring trust" between the two neighbors...

Ghani Woos Governors to Curb Meddling in Entry Test

Ghani Woos Governors to Curb Meddling in Entry Test

March 14, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Monday asked provincial governors to ensure the university entrance test was taken in a transparent manner. Talking to the governors of all...

Security, Political Leadership under Fire after Hospital Attack

Security, Political Leadership  under Fire after Hospital Attack

March 14, 2017

KABUL - In the wake of last week’s terrorist attack on a military hospital in Kabul, the Afghan government and security leaders are coming under increasing pressure over their handling...

Afghanistan Asks Russia to Provide Help in Economic Reconstruction

Afghanistan Asks Russia to Provide Help in Economic Reconstruction

March 14, 2017

MOSCOW - Kabul has offered Moscow to participate in the restoration of 124 facilities important for the national economy, the commercial attache of the Afghan embassy to Russia Kasem...

Backing Abdullah Biggest Mistake of My Career: Noor

Backing Abdullah Biggest Mistake of My Career: Noor

March 14, 2017

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - The Balkh governor and secretary of Jamiat-i-Islami (JI) on Monday called his support to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) during presidential elections the biggest mistake...

Smuggling from Pakistan to Afghanistan Tripled

Smuggling from Pakistan  to Afghanistan Tripled

March 14, 2017

KABUL - The smuggling of Pakistani goods to Afghanistan has tripled since the border closure between the two countries, the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) said on Monday...

Modern Print Factory will Enable Govt to Print Own Money

Modern Print Factory will Enable Govt to Print Own Money

March 14, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan and Germany will jointly invest nearly 70 million euro for the establishment of a modern Sukuk printing company, allowing the country to print its own money, the...

President Underlines Technology Use in Elections

President Underlines  Technology Use in Elections

March 13, 2017

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the government is committed to benefitting from technology in holding future elections for the sake of transparency. A statement from...

2017 Anti-Corruption Focus on Mines, Security, Courts: EU

2017 Anti-Corruption Focus on Mines, Security, Courts: EU

March 13, 2017

KABUL - The European Union’s anti-corruption drive for 2017 in Afghanistan will focus on key sectors such as the illegal extraction of minerals from mines and corruption in the security...

Destruction of the Statues of Buddha, or Cultural Terror

Destruction of the Statues of Buddha, or Cultural Terror

March 13, 2017

BAMYAN - Whenever Khan Ali remembers that day, he trembles from head to toe and sighs from the core of his heart. He says: “It got wasted! It really got wasted… A destruction that...

Ghani Wants Heritage Sites Professionally Preserved

Ghani Wants Heritage Sites Professionally Preserved

March 13, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani stressed professional preservation of heritage sites in Afghanistan on Monday, when agreements on conservation, protection and restoration of historic...

Govt Asks for Analysis Report in 10 Days for the Launch of Electronic ID Cards

Govt Asks for Analysis Report in 10 Days for the Launch of Electronic ID Cards

March 13, 2017

KABUL - The Afghan government has asked for an analysis report to be prepared in ten days for the launch of the long-delay electronic national identity cards. The Office of the President...

Torkham Crossing to Reopen Soon, Hopes Senator

Torkham  Crossing to Reopen  Soon, Hopes Senator

March 13, 2017

PESHAWAR - The Afghanistan-Pakistan border at Torkham, which has been closed since February 17, will reopen next week, a lawmaker from the tribal region says. Senator Taj Muhammad Afridi...

World Faces Worst Humanitarian Crisis since WWII: UN

World Faces Worst  Humanitarian Crisis  since WWII: UN

March 12, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, United States - The United Nations is warning that the world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II, with more than 20 million people facing...

SIGAR Warns of Graft’s Consequences

SIGAR Warns of Graft’s Consequences

March 12, 2017

KABUL - “People have to understand that corruption isn’t about just money,” said Sopko, who heads corruption watchdog Special Inspector General for Afghanistan...

Parliament to Hold Extraordinary Meeting on Sunday

Parliament to  Hold Extraordinary  Meeting on Sunday

March 12, 2017

KABUL - Parliament will hold an extraordinary session on Sunday in reaction to the recent deadly attack on Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan hospital in Kabul and to address the increasing lack...