Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Meshrano Jirga Condemns Pakistan for Border Violation

Meshrano Jirga Condemns  Pakistan for Border Violation

April 18, 2018

KABUL - A number of Meshrano Jirga or upper house members on Tuesday termed Pakistan forces’ attacks on Zazai Maidan district of Khost province and parts of Kunar ...

IEC Records Increase in Turnout at Registration Centers

IEC Records Increase in  Turnout at Registration Centers

April 17, 2018

KABUL - After a slow start, more people are making their way to voter registration centers to sign up. In the first two days, following the launch of ...

Afghanistan Returns Captured Pakistani Soldier, Five Bodies

Afghanistan Returns Captured  Pakistani Soldier, Five Bodies

April 17, 2018

KHOST - Afghan tribesmen on Monday returned a Pakistani soldier they captured in a deadly skirmish along the countries’ border, as well as the bodies of five...

Turkey Reaches Out to Orphans in Afghanistan

Turkey Reaches Out to Orphans in Afghanistan

April 17, 2018

KABUL - Ankara has identified child welfare as one of the areas where it can help the war-ravaged country where four decades of violence have left more ...

Iran Backs Restoration of Peace, Development in Afghanistan

Iran Backs Restoration of Peace, Development in Afghanistan

April 17, 2018

KABUL - Head of Iran's High Council of Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijiani said on Sunday that Iran fully supports restoration of peace and development in Afghanistan ...

Afghan Soldiers Attend Joint Gulf Shield Military Exercise

Afghan Soldiers Attend Joint  Gulf Shield Military Exercise

April 17, 2018

KABUL - The military exercise was held over a month in Saudi Arabia and formally ended on Monday. Afghan National Army soldiers, who took part in

Terrorism Has No Link to Islam: Arab League

Terrorism Has No Link to Islam: Arab League

April 17, 2018

KABUL - The 29th Arab Summit -- Al-Quds Summit -- has strongly condemned attempts to link terrorism to Islam, a religion that sets great store by peace...

Danish, Mohaqiq Urge Afghans to Register as Voters

Danish, Mohaqiq Urge Afghans to Register as Voters

April 16, 2018

KABUL - Vice president Sarwar Danish and second deputy chief executive officer Mohammad Mohaqiq on Sunday welcomed the official launch of the voter’s registration ...

Political Parties Call for Role in Election Process

Political Parties Call for Role in Election Process

April 16, 2018

KABUL - Twenty eight political parties have said if their demands aren’t met they will stop cooperating with the IEC.
Officials from ...

Ghani Orders Territorial Army to be Mobilized

Ghani Orders Territorial  Army to be Mobilized

April 16, 2018

KABUL - The defense ministry said the first group of territorial army soldiers have been recruited and will soon be deployed to their posts...

Voter Registration Gets off to Slow Start

Voter Registration Gets off to Slow Start

April 16, 2018

KABUL - IEC officials have encouraged members of the public to register to vote in the upcoming elections.
Independent Election ...

Georgian Peacekeepers Conduct Training in Afghanistan

Georgian Peacekeepers Conduct Training in Afghanistan

April 16, 2018

KABUL - Georgian troops serving in the international peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan are honing their skills by training Afghan servicemen in practical ...

DABs Engineers Working to Restore Kabul Power

DABs Engineers Working to Restore Kabul Power

April 16, 2018

KABUL - Power company officials said with the help of local tribal elders, technicians have been able to get to the downed pylon.
Afghanistan’s power ...

Afghan President Asks Taliban to Take Part in Elections

Afghan President Asks Taliban to Take Part in Elections

April 15, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday called upon the Taliban to take part in the forthcoming district and parliamentary elections in the war-ravaged ...

Dostum, Rabbani Discuss Elections, Political Coalition in Turkey Meeting

Dostum, Rabbani Discuss Elections, Political Coalition in Turkey Meeting

April 15, 2018

ANKARA - The leaders of Jamiat-e-Islami and Junbish-e-Millie parties Salahuddin Rabbani and General Abdul Rashid Dostum met in Ankara Turkey to discuss the future plans ...

Bahrami, Swaraj Discuss Peace, Counterinsurgency Efforts

Bahrami, Swaraj Discuss Peace,  Counterinsurgency Efforts

April 15, 2018

NEW DELHI - The defense minister says the Afghan people and government would like India to continue to play a "greater role" in the country...

Quetta-Kandahar Railway Service under Consideration: Ahsan

Quetta-Kandahar Railway  Service under Consideration: Ahsan

April 15, 2018

BEIJING - Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said on Thursday that Pakistan and Afghanistan are planning to start a railway service from ...

Fighting in Afghanistan’s North Disrupts Kabul’s Power Supply

Fighting in Afghanistan’s North  Disrupts Kabul’s Power Supply

April 15, 2018

KABUL - Fresh fighting in northern Afghanistan has disrupted the electric supply to Kabul and several provinces for the second time in less than three weeks...

SIGAR Finds Military Fuel Theft a Lucrative Business

SIGAR Finds Military Fuel  Theft a Lucrative Business

April 15, 2018

KABUL - In a new report, SIGAR states that mechanisms need to be implemented to monitor fuel levels and usage.
The Special Inspector General...

US Strategy Turns Afghan Uncertainty into Certainty

US Strategy Turns Afghan Uncertainty into Certainty

April 14, 2018

WASHINGTON - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday told lawmakers that the uncertainty in South Asia and Afghanistan has been replaced by certainty in the ...

Afghan Conflict Causes More than 2,000 Civilian Casualties in First Quarter of 2018: UN

Afghan Conflict Causes More than 2,000  Civilian Casualties in First Quarter of 2018: UN

April 14, 2018

KABUL - Armed conflict in Afghanistan killed 763 civilians and injured 1,495 in the first three months of this year, the United Nations mission there said Thursday...

Afghan Carpet Industry Hit Hard by Growing Violence

Afghan Carpet  Industry Hit Hard by Growing Violence

April 14, 2018

Kabul - Afghanistan’s prized carpet industry has seen its sales drop by half in the last year, as the country grapples with militant violence and friction with ...

Voter Registration Set to Launch Today

Voter Registration  Set to Launch Today

April 14, 2018

KABUL - Officials from the IEC said the first phase of the voter registration process will start on Saturday.
The Independent Election ...

Afghanistan Has a Passing Reference in Pompeo’s Confirmation Hearing Remarks

Afghanistan Has a Passing  Reference in Pompeo’s Confirmation Hearing Remarks

April 14, 2018

WASHINGTON - Situation in Afghanistan, where the United States is engaged in the longest war in its history, found a passing reference in the 13-page confirmation ...

Peace Process Leaves Politicians Unimpressed

Peace Process Leaves  Politicians Unimpressed

April 14, 2018

KABUL - Senior officials from former president Hamid Karzai’s cabinet said the peace process is facing a crisis.
Addressing guests at...

Ghani Promises to Ban Rupee in Public Offices

Ghani Promises to Ban Rupee in Public Offices

April 12, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has promised to ban the use of Pakistani currency in government offices, asking the countrymen to do businesses in the local currency...

Afghanistan’s Economy Projected to Remain at 2.5% Growth in 2019: ADB

Afghanistan’s Economy   Projected to Remain at 2.5%  Growth in 2019: ADB

April 12, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan’s economy is projected to remain at 2.5 percent growth in 2018 and 2019 due to the challenging security and political situations in ...

Don’t Speak Against National Interest: Karzai

Don’t Speak Against  National Interest: Karzai

April 12, 2018

KABUL - Some members of the Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of the parliament,on Wednesday hit out at former president Hamid Karza’s remarks on resolving the ongoing...

Taliban’s Silence to Peace Offer Means they are Debating: EU Envoy

Taliban’s Silence to Peace Offer  Means they are Debating: EU Envoy

April 12, 2018

KABUL - Pierre Mayaudon, the European Union (EU) Head of Delegation to Afghanistan on Wednesday said that the absence of response by the Taliban militant group to ...

300 Pilots Undergoing Training, Says AAF

300 Pilots Undergoing  Training, Says AAF

April 12, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan Air Force (AAF) says 300 of its pilots are undergoing training in different countries, hoping their return will add to its strength...

ANA Commander Suggests Reforms in Basic Military Training

ANA Commander Suggests  Reforms in Basic Military Training

April 12, 2018

KABUL - The military commander, who has spent the past ten years on the battlefield, has served in Helmand, Badakhshan and Kunduz.
An Afghan National Army...

3 Grant Agreement worth $691m Signed with WB

3 Grant Agreement worth $691m Signed with WB

April 11, 2018

KABUL - Minister of Finance Eklil Hakimi and World Bank Country Director Shubham Chaudhuri on Tuesday signed three grant agreements worth $691million to help revitalise ...

Ghani Praises ‘No More Baad Marriages’ in Khost

Ghani Praises ‘No More  Baad Marriages’ in Khost

April 11, 2018

KHOST CITY - President Ashraf Ghani has said giving daughters under baad marriage has reached zero level in Khost, which indicates cultural advancement in the southeastern ...

Italy Donates $8.5m to Pediatric Clinic in Kabul

Italy Donates  $8.5m to Pediatric  Clinic in Kabul

April 11, 2018

KABUL - Italy has donated an amount of $8.5 million to a new pediatrics and obstetrics clinic in Kabul, the foreign ministry in Rome says...

Aid to Afghans: Japan Gives UN Agencies $5.3m

Aid to Afghans: Japan Gives UN Agencies $5.3m

April 11, 2018

KABUL - Japan has provided $5.3 million to six UN organizations in humanitarian and emergency assistance to Afghanistan.
The funds will be utilized ...