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21 Million Voter Cards to be Declared Void: IEC

21 Million Voter Cards to be Declared Void: IEC

August 05, 2017

JALALABAD – Independent Election Commission (IEC) commissioner Rafiullah Bidar on Sunday said only eligible people would be able to cast their votes in future elections through biometric...

US Reaffirms Support for Afghan Reconciliation

US Reaffirms Support for Afghan Reconciliation

August 08, 2017

KABUL - America’s acting assistant secretary for South and Central Asian affairs and acting special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Alice Wells have...

Pakistan to Work with Afghanistan for Regional Security, Stability:PM

Pakistan to Work with Afghanistan for Regional Security, Stability:PM

August 08, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday said that terrorism was a common threat for both the countries and Pakistan would work with Afghanistan for security and stability...

Special Forces Succeeding in Countering ‘Enemy’ Threats: Ghani

Special Forces Succeeding in  Countering ‘Enemy’ Threats: Ghani

August 08, 2017

KABUL - President Ghani has rewarded the Special Forces with a month’s super salary for their success in preventing the enemy from achieving their objectives. President Ashraf...

IEC Re-Examining Polling Stations Countrywide

IEC Re-Examining Polling Stations Countrywide

August 08, 2017

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday launched the process to re-identify the exact number of polling stations and their locations in Kabul and some provinces...

40 Civilians Massacred in Sar-E-Pul Carnage

40 Civilians Massacred  in Sar-E-Pul Carnage

August 07, 2017

KABUL - Reports indicate that some of the villagers were beheaded while some others were shot dead.Dozens more civilians were taken hostage by the militants, said the officials...

Chabahar Port to be Operational by 2018, Hopes India

Chabahar Port to be  Operational by 2018, Hopes India

August 07, 2017

KABUL - The Chabahar port, a trilateral project involving Afghanistan, Iran and India, will be operational by 2018, hopes India’s minister of transport, highways and...

Improved Scanners for Trucks Enter at Kabul Check Points

Improved Scanners for Trucks Enter at Kabul Check Points

August 07, 2017

KABUL - According to the officials, Kabul has eight official gateways for trucks and other vehicles. At four of these points scanners have been installed. The four remaining...

Pact on Radar System Control, Maintenance Inked

Pact on Radar System  Control, Maintenance Inked

August 07, 2017

KABUL - An agreement on control and maintenance of the radar system in Afghanistan has been signed between a German company and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), a statement from the...

120 Tons of Fruit Waiting to Reach India Markets by Air Cargo

120 Tons of Fruit Waiting to Reach India Markets by Air Cargo

August 07, 2017

>KABUL - Analysts criticise government over the delay in the cargo flights saying that the agreement with India was a flawed decision by Kabul. Officials from Afghanistan Chamber of...

Taliban, Haqqani Have Bases in Pakistan: McMaster

Taliban, Haqqani Have  Bases in Pakistan: McMaster

August 07, 2017

WASHINGTON - US National Security advisor, HR McMaster, during an interview with the MSNBC said that “insurgent groups have bases in Pakistan and we want to see that changed...

Kabul, Tehran Need Joint Dialogue to Crush Terrorists: Ghani

Kabul, Tehran Need Joint Dialogue to Crush Terrorists: Ghani

August 06, 2017

KABUL - At the head of a high-level delegation, President Ghani on Saturday morning flew to Tehran to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Iranian president, Dr. Hassan Rouhani...

McMaster: Trump has Made ‘a Number of Decisions’ on Afghanistan

McMaster: Trump has Made  ‘a Number of Decisions’ on Afghanistan

August 06, 2017

WASHINGTON - The president has not announced a comprehensive strategy on Afghanistan yet, but according to McMaster he has made “a number of decisions" on the military...

Afghanistan’s Underground Economy Thriving: CSO

Afghanistan’s Underground Economy Thriving: CSO

August 06, 2017

KABUL - According to the statistics, poppy cultivation, drug trafficking, illegal mining, illegal exports, unpaid taxes, the grabbed lands’ business and money laundering make...

Hekmatyar Says his Party Will Elect Next President

Hekmatyar Says his Party Will Elect Next President

August 06, 2017

KABUL - The next president of Afghanistan will be the person who Hizb-e-Islami supports in the presidential election, its leader claims. The next president who steps into the...

MoHE to Review Private Universities Students’ Degrees

MoHE to Review Private  Universities Students’ Degrees

August 06, 2017

KABUL - Government concerned over the sale of fraudulent degree certificates to students; tests to verify qualifications could be introduced. The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE)...

Trump Hedges as Military Presents New Afghanistan Strategy

Trump Hedges as  Military Presents New  Afghanistan Strategy

August 05, 2017

WASHINGTON - In a recent Situation Room meeting that turned explosive, Trump raised the idea of firing Army Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, according...

Technology to be used in Voters Registration, Verification Processes: IEC

Technology to be used in Voters  Registration, Verification Processes: IEC

August 05, 2017

KABUL - IEC Secretary General Imam Mohammad Warimach while stressing over the use of modern technology said it will help resolved many challenges during the election process...

‘Green Zone’ to Change Social Life in Kabul: Ghani

‘Green Zone’ to Change Social Life in Kabul: Ghani

August 05, 2017

KABUL - Ilham Omar Hotaki, the authority head, made the announcement at a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani to discuss the green zone plan at the Presidential Palace on...

Killers of Afghans to be Treated Ruthlessly: Ghani

Killers of Afghans to be  Treated Ruthlessly: Ghani

August 05, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday stressed a comprehensive investigation into a recent attack in Kabul, promising the perpetrators would be arrested and treated ruthlessly...

Afghanistan Eyes Czech Republic Investment in Livestock Sector

Afghanistan Eyes Czech Republic Investment in Livestock Sector

August 05, 2017

KABUL - Agriculture Minister said the livestock sector has remained untouched in the past two decades and that Afghanistan is seeking to improve investment in the sector. Afghanistan intends...

US Accuses Iran of Destabilizing Afghanistan

US Accuses Iran  of Destabilizing Afghanistan

August 03, 2017

KABUL - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has accused Iran of attempting to destabilizing neighboring Afghanistan. He also said that the US was working with its allies in the...

E-NIC Rollout to be Launched in a Month

E-NIC Rollout to be Launched in a Month

August 03, 2017

KABUL - A number of registration centers in Kabul have already opened and at least five more will be opened soon, said the e-NIC chief Humayoun Muhtat. Humayoun Muhtat, the chairman...

Abdullah Urges MPs to Endorse New Cabinet Picks

Abdullah Urges MPs to Endorse New Cabinet Picks

August 03, 2017

KABUL - CEO Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday urged the Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament to grant the trust vote to the newly-introduced ministers-designate.Abdullah said this...

Abdullah Urges Afghan Politicians to Act Responsibly

 Abdullah Urges Afghan  Politicians to Act Responsibly

August 03, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah urged new formed coalitions and critics to act responsibly and seek their demands through negotiation. Introducing Hamid Tahmasi...

153,000 People Flee Homes in Past 7 Months: Balkhi

153,000 People Flee Homes  in Past 7 Months: Balkhi

August 03, 2017

HERAT CITY - As many as 153,000 individuals have been displaced across the country due to clashes and insecurity during the past seven months, said the minister of refugees and...

Atambayev Extends Condolences to President of Afghanistan on Terror Attack in Herat

Atambayev Extends Condolences to President of Afghanistan on Terror Attack in Herat

August 03, 2017

KABUL - President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev has expressed condolences to President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani over a terrorsit attack leaving dozens dead in the city of...

US Spending in Afghanistan Lacks Monitoring: SIGAR

US Spending in Afghanistan  Lacks Monitoring: SIGAR

August 02, 2017

WASHINGTON - The US has failed to offer any justification for hundreds of billions of dollars spent on propping up the Afghan government, as the Taliban control large swaths of the...

Afghan Forces Lose 2,531 Killed from Jan to May 8 Says Report

Afghan Forces Lose 2,531 Killed from Jan to May 8 Says Report

August 02, 2017

KABUL - A total of 2,531 Afghan security forces were killed and 4,238 wounded in the first four months of the year, according to figures released in a report by the Special Inspector...

U.S. Team in Islamabad Tomorrow to Get Pak Perspective on Afghanistan, S.Asia

U.S. Team in Islamabad Tomorrow to Get Pak Perspective on Afghanistan, S.Asia

August 02, 2017

ISLAMABAD - A United States delegation, led by Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia and Central Asia and Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Alice Wells...

Afghanistan Mosque Explosion Kills at Least 20 People, Official Says

Afghanistan Mosque Explosion Kills at Least 20 People, Official Says

August 02, 2017

HERAT - At least 20 people were killed on Tuesday in an explosion inside a minority Shiite Muslim mosque in western Herat, Afghan hospital official said. The official, Dr. Mohammed Rafique...

ACCI Calls for Expansion of Trade Ties with Uzbekistan

ACCI Calls for Expansion of  Trade Ties with Uzbekistan

August 02, 2017

KABUL - Simultaneously with the transit and trade challenges by Pakistan, Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has called for expansion of trade relations between...

India Urged to Launch Special Satellite for Afghanistan

India Urged to Launch  Special Satellite  for Afghanistan

August 01, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Telecommunications and Technology (MoTT) has urged the government of India to launch a special satellite for Afghanistan. Najib Nangal, spokesman for the (MoTT), told...

Afghanistan to Double Special Forces

Afghanistan to Double Special Forces

August 01, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan plans to double the number of elite Special Forces, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said. At the opening ceremony of third national army special brigade, the acting...

Abdullah in Ghor to Evaluate Security Situation

Abdullah in Ghor to Evaluate Security Situation

August 01, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday arrived in western Ghor province to evaluate the security situation and governance issues. A statement from the CEO...