Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

McMaster Calls on NUG to Step up Fight Against Corruption

McMaster Calls on NUG to Step up Fight Against Corruption

April 18, 2017

KABUL - U.S President Donald Trump’s national security advisor H.R McMaster has called on the leaders of the National Unity Government (NUG) to take firm steps against endemic...

‘President Playing Political Game with Parliament’

‘President Playing Political Game with Parliament’

April 18, 2017

KABUL - First deputy speaker of Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Monday said the president was playing a political game with parliament by not sending his nominees for a trust...

Pakistan, US Discuss Afghanistan Issues, Bilateral Ties

Pakistan, US Discuss  Afghanistan Issues,  Bilateral Ties

April 18, 2017

ISLAMABAD - US National Security Adviser H.R McMaster met with Pakistani Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and discussed bilateral ties and regional developments. Prime Minister...

Afghanistan Asks Russia for Support in Supplies, Training for Military, Police

Afghanistan Asks Russia for Support in Supplies, Training for Military, Police

April 18, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan asked Russia for assistance in supplies, services and training for the military and police, Afghanistan's head of the Foreign Ministry's Department for Policies and...

Ghani Accused of Ignoring Laws in Budget Move

Ghani Accused of Ignoring Laws in Budget Move

April 18, 2017

KABUL - MPs on Monday said a recent decision by President Ashraf Ghani to transfer ministerial budgets, earmarked for construction, to the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing...

MoAB Attack was a Right Action: Abdullah

MoAB Attack was a  Right Action: Abdullah

April 18, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said the recent GBU-43/B or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) attack by the United States in eastern Nangarhar province...

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...