Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, July 21st, 2017

National ID System to Roll out within Weeks

National ID System to Roll out within Weeks

July 15, 2017

KABUL - Officials have said five e-Nic centers will open in Kabul and that the new ID cards will start being issued by the end of the month. Humayoun Muhtat, Director of Biometric...

US Lawmakers Seek Transparency in Aid to Afghanistan

US Lawmakers Seek Transparency in Aid to Afghanistan

July 15, 2017

WASHINGTON - A key Congressional panel, as part of its annual budgetary approvals for State Department has sought to impose conditions of accountability and transparency for US...

Trade Activities through Torgondai Rail Truck Soon: President

Trade Activities through Torgondai Rail Truck Soon: President

July 15, 2017

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said Afghanistan would be soon connected to Europe thought Torgondai-Turkmenistan railroad, a statement from Presidential Palace said on...

Mohaqiq Labels NPA as ‘Source of Corruption

Mohaqiq Labels NPA as  ‘Source of Corruption

July 15, 2017

KABUL - The deputy CEO Mohammad Mohaqiq said the National Procurement Authority is behind the “failure” of ministries to spend their development budget...

Afghan Govt Signs $482.3m New Financing with WB

Afghan Govt  Signs $482.3m  New Financing with WB

July 13, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Finance on Wednesday signed a financing package of $482.3 million in grants with the World Bank to help the country alleviate poverty. The singing signaled a long-term...

Violations along Durand Line Discussed During High Level Defense Meeting

Violations along Durand Line Discussed  During High Level Defense Meeting

July 13, 2017

KABUL - The violations along the Durand Line was on the agenda of the high level defense meeting chaired by President Mohamamd Ashraf Ghani where other issues related the security were...

Women’s Role Vital in Counter-Narcotics Effort: Azemi

Women’s Role Vital in Counter-Narcotics Effort: Azemi

July 13, 2017

KABUL - Counternarcotics minister Salamat Azemi on Wednesday asked women to play a proactive role in protecting their family members from slipping into drug addiction. Addressing a gathering...

Turkmenistan Gas Pipeline to Reach Afghanistan Borders Soon

Turkmenistan Gas Pipeline to  Reach Afghanistan Borders Soon

July 13, 2017

KABUL - The gas pipeline network will be established in Torghundi border town in Herat, aimed at enabling Afghan businessmen to purchase the Turkmenistan imported gas. resident Ashraf Ghani...

USAID Hosts Workforce Development Program (USWDP) University Chancellor’s Forum

USAID Hosts Workforce  Development Program (USWDP)  University Chancellor’s Forum

July 13, 2017

Kabul - USAID, in collaboration with the University Support and Workforce Program (USWDP) and the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), held a one-day University Chancellor...

Ghani Rejects Claims He is Monopolizing Power

Ghani Rejects Claims He is  Monopolizing Power

July 12, 2017

KABUL - The president said that national decisions are taken with all parties involved but called on parties to step forward with recommendations for reforms. Afghanistan’s President...

Afghan-American Pilot Honored with ‘Ambassador of Peace’ Title

Afghan-American Pilot Honored with ‘Ambassador of Peace’ Title

July 12, 2017

KABUL - Shaesta Waiz landed in Kabul on Monday bringing with her a message of peace and encouragement for the women of Afghanistan. Shaesta Waiz, an Afghan-American pilot who landed...

Latest Violence Uproots Hundreds of Kunduz Families

Latest Violence  Uproots Hundreds of Kunduz Families

July 12, 2017

KUNDUZ CITY - The latest outbreak of violence has displaced more than 350 families in Kunduz City, the provincial capital of northern Kunduz province, officials said on Tuesday...

Ghani Says ‘Peace with Pakistan before Taliban’

Ghani Says ‘Peace with  Pakistan before Taliban’

July 12, 2017

KABUL - The president said that Pakistan needs to stop interfering in Afghanistan’s affairs and start cooperating with government. President Ashraf Ghani said at a press...

CEO Pledges Financial Support to Junior Footballers

CEO Pledges Financial  Support to Junior Footballers

July 12, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah on Tuesday praised the performance of the under-15 football team, pledging to pay its expenses until the federation recovered from its...

Ghazni Residents Grumble about High Power Tariffs

Ghazni Residents Grumble about High Power Tariffs

July 12, 2017

GHAZNI CITY - Residents of the capital of southern Ghazni province complain about the high tariff of government-supplied electricity, saying many families are unable to pay bills...

HPC to Draw up New Peace Strategy in Bid to Break Stalemate

HPC to Draw up New Peace Strategy in Bid to Break Stalemate

July 11, 2017

KABUL - The High Peace Council said on Monday that any move by the Taliban to join the negotiations process should not be perceived as the group surrendering. The High Peace Council (HPC)...

BSA Has Failed to Deliver Results: Speaker of the House

BSA Has Failed to Deliver  Results: Speaker of the House

July 11, 2017

KABUL - Wolesi Jirga speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said insecurity in Afghanistan is threating the political, economic and social fabric of the country. Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament)...

US Contributes $20mn to WFP to Provide Food Assistance to Afghanistan

US Contributes $20mn to WFP to Provide Food  Assistance to Afghanistan

July 11, 2017

KABUL - A contribution of US$20 million from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) will enable the World Food Program (WFP) in Afghanistan to provide food assistance...

Government Approves 19 Contracts worth 3.6 Billion Afghanis

Government Approves 19 Contracts worth 3.6 Billion Afghanis

July 11, 2017

KABUL - The Afghan government has approved nineteen contracts having a total value of 3.6 billion Afghanis, the office of the president, ARG Palace said Monday. According to a statement...

Draft Law on Protests Calls for Strict Limitations

Draft Law on Protests Calls  for Strict Limitations

July 11, 2017

KABUL - If approved by parliament, the new draft law would give government the authority to ban demonstrations for security reasons and in sensitive areas. MPs and civil rights activists...

Some Ghazni Clinics Remain Closed, other Face Issues

Some Ghazni  Clinics Remain Closed, other Face Issues

July 11, 2017

GHAZNI CITY - Health centres have either been closed or lack doctors and medicines in various districts of southern Ghazni province, residents complain. A resident of Giru district...

‘National Dialogue’ Soon to Address Ethnic Concerns: Ghani

‘National Dialogue’ Soon to Address Ethnic Concerns: Ghani

July 10, 2017

KABUL - Informing the nation of launching in near future ‘a national dialogue’ to hear demands raised by different groups, President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday stressed...

‘Pakistan Need to Do more to Convince Taliban for Talks’

‘Pakistan Need to  Do more to Convince Taliban for Talks’

July 10, 2017

KABUL - US senators who recently visited Afghanistan and Pakistan, have asked Islamabad to do more to force the Taliban to accept a political solution and end insurgency in Afghanistan...

Political Stability can Narrow Govt-People Gap: CEO

Political Stability can Narrow Govt-People Gap: CEO

July 10, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday said political stability could help fill the recently widened gap between the governent and the people. Addressing , addressing...

MRRD Signs Contracts for 45 Projects worth 378m Afs

MRRD Signs Contracts for 45 Projects worth 378m Afs

July 10, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) on Sunday signed contracts for 45 development projects worth more than 378 million afghanis with the private sector...

Senators Lambast Iranian President Remarks on Afghan Dams

Senators Lambast  Iranian President Remarks on Afghan Dams

July 10, 2017

KABUL - A number of Wolesi Jirga members on Sunday criticized Iran President Hassan Rouhani’s recent remarks about dams’ construction in Afghanistan, saying Tehran should...

Danish: Academic Institutions should be Kept Away from Politics and Interference

Danish: Academic Institutions should be Kept Away from Politics and Interference

July 09, 2017

KABUL - The Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Saturday introduced the new acting minister for higher education. Danish said academic institutions should be kept...

MoEW Says it Plans to Build at Least 20 More Dams

MoEW Says it Plans  to Build at Least 20 More Dams

July 09, 2017

KABUL - The Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) on Saturday said it is working hard to implement plans to build 20 large and medium-sized dams in the country. According to them, at...

Dostum’s Authorities are Clear, no Need for more Clarity

Dostum’s Authorities are Clear, no Need for more Clarity

July 09, 2017

KABUL - Following Presidential Palace’s call from the Attorney General’s Office to finalize the First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum’s assault case against...

JCMB’s 20th Meeting Set to Take Place on Sunday: MoF

JCMB’s 20th Meeting Set to  Take Place on Sunday: MoF

July 09, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan will to lay out recent successes in moving on the road to self-sufficiency in a conference in Kabul, 9th of July, a statement from the Ministry of Finance (MoF) said on...

Taliban Not Willing for Reconciliation Talks with Govt: UN

Taliban Not Willing for Reconciliation Talks with Govt: UN

July 09, 2017

WASHINGTON - The Taliban, having gained strength in the last one year with the integration of several Al Qaeda affiliates, do not seem to have any willingness to enter into negotiations...

$19.6 Million Contract Signed for New Salang Tunnel Technical Studies

$19.6 Million Contract Signed for  New Salang Tunnel Technical Studies

July 09, 2017

KABUL - A contract worth $19.6 million was signed for the technical studies of the construction of a new tunnel in Salang pass. The contract was signed between the Ministry of Public Works...

We Made all Efforts to Realize CASA-1000 Project: Ghani

We Made all Efforts to Realize CASA-1000 Project: Ghani

July 08, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said Afghanistan had put every effort to translate CASA-1000 power project from a concept into a practical project. CASA-1000 project...

Iranian Envoy Says Rouhani’s Remarks were Misunderstood

Iranian Envoy Says Rouhani’s  Remarks were Misunderstood

July 08, 2017

TEHRAN - Iranian Ambassador Mohammad Reza Bahrami says his country respects Afghanistan’s national interests and that Rouhani’s remarks were misunderstood by Afghans...

Afghan Spymaster Urges VP Dostum to Return Home

Afghan Spymaster Urges VP Dostum to Return Home

July 08, 2017

KABUL - The Afghan spymaster has urged First Vice-President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, currently in Turkey, to return to Kabul, the BBC Pashto Service reports. National Directorate of...