Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Pakistan FM Leaves for Turkey to Discuss Afghanistan

Pakistan FM Leaves for Turkey to Discuss Afghanistan

September 13, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Just a day after his Iran visit, Foreign Minister of Pakistan Khawaja Muhammad Asif left for Turkey on Tuesday on a one-day visit for consultations on the new American strategy...

Trump Marks 9/11 with Threat to ‘Savage Killers’

Trump Marks 9/11 with Threat to ‘Savage Killers’

September 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump on Monday paid tribute to the 2,977 people killed on September 11, 2001, warning that "savage killers" who threaten the United...

Modi Reiterates India’s Strong Support to Afghanistan in Fighting Terrorism

Modi Reiterates India’s Strong Support to Afghanistan in Fighting Terrorism

September 12, 2017

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reiterated India's strong support to Afghanistan in fighting terrorism. Prime Minister Modi, during his meeting...

NUG Leaders Slammed over Vacant Cabinet Posts

NUG Leaders Slammed over Vacant Cabinet Posts

September 12, 2017

KABUL - After three years in power, the NUG has only filled 14 cabinet posts out of 25. Eleven are vacant and the ministries are run by acting ministers. Three years after the...

Terror War Needs Renewed Global Consensus: CEO

Terror War Needs Renewed Global Consensus: CEO

September 12, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said terrorism remained a threat to humanity and some countries in the region 16 years after the 9/11 attack...

India to Provide Further Defence Assistance to Afghanistan

India to Provide Further Defence Assistance to Afghanistan

September 12, 2017

NEW DELHI - Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said 116 new "high impact" development projects would be implemented jointly in 31 provinces of Afghanistan...

Martyrs Week, Massoud’s Death Anniversary Marked

Martyrs Week, Massoud’s Death Anniversary Marked

September 10, 2017

KABUL - Politicians, former jihadi leaders and dozens of residents from different parts of the country attended a ceremony in Kabul on Saturday to commemorate Martyrs Week and the 16th...

IEC Assesses 7,000 Polling Centers Nationwide

IEC Assesses 7,000 Polling Centers Nationwide

September 10, 2017

KABUL - The head of IEC sectaries says the way to prepare the voters’ list has been opened as 7,000 polling centers were assessed in 34 provinces. The Independent Election...

Sayyaf Warns Sidelining of Mujahideen to Have Negative Repercussions

Sayyaf Warns Sidelining of Mujahideen to Have Negative Repercussions

September 10, 2017

KABUL - The former Afghan lawmaker and Mujahideen leader Abdul Rab Rasool Sayyaf once again warned against efforts aimed at sidelining of the Mujahideen from the political and other affairs...

Pakistan, China Seek Political Solution to Afghan Conflict

Pakistan, China Seek Political Solution to Afghan Conflict

September 10, 2017

BEIJING - Pakistan and China agreed that the solution to the Afghan conflict “has to be fundamentally political”, Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Friday...

Hatred on the Rise Among the Afghans, Karzai Warns US

Hatred on the Rise Among the Afghans, Karzai Warns US

September 10, 2017

KABUL - The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai strongly reacted at the airdrop of the offensive leaflets aimed at attracting the local support against the Taliban, calling it a...

Artworks at Balkh Exhibition Evoke Thought in Viewers

Artworks at Balkh Exhibition Evoke Thought in Viewers

September 10, 2017

KABUL - Participants of the exhibition said the move was aimed at promoting peace and supporting women’s role in the society. Almost 45 girls from three provinces in the north...

Only One Company Quotes on IEC Contract

Only One Company Quotes on IEC Contract

September 07, 2017

KABUL - A source from the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Wednesday that only one company met the deadline in terms of quoting for the $16 million USD contract for...

Poverty Drives Child Soldiers into Endless Afghan War

Poverty Drives Child Soldiers into Endless Afghan War

September 07, 2017

The rescue this summer of dozens of Afghan youths destined to be trained as Taliban fighters has spotlighted how entrenched poverty is fueling a renewable supply of child soldiers to...

Pakistan Plans to Sign Water Treaty with Afghanistan

Pakistan Plans to Sign Water Treaty with Afghanistan

September 07, 2017

KABUL – The Pakistani government is exploring the possibility of entering into a water treaty with Afghanistan in a bid to safeguard Pakistan’s rights on trans-boundary water...

Retired Civil Servants Blast Govt. for not Paying Pensions

Retired Civil Servants Blast Govt. for not Paying Pensions

September 07, 2017

KABUL – Retired government employees said their annual pensions should have been paid over months ago but that nothing is being done to resolve the problem. Number of retirees on...

Pakistan Moves to ‘Unite’ Region Against Trump Strategy

Pakistan Moves to ‘Unite’ Region Against Trump Strategy

September 07, 2017

ISALAMBAD - Islamabad has reportedly pulled in all its ambassadors stationed in the region to discuss the recently announced US strategy on Afghanistan and South Asia. As global...

Multiple Challenges Crippling Bamyan Education Sector

Multiple Challenges Crippling Bamyan Education Sector

September 07, 2017

BAMYAN CITY - Administrative corruption, weak administration, lack of buildings for schools, professional teachers and equipments are factors crippling the education process in central...

Afghans Impregnable on Sectarian Lines: Ghani

Afghans Impregnable on Sectarian Lines: Ghani

September 04, 2017

KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani during a meeting with Sunni and Shiite scholars has urged them to expose real intention of terrorists in their sermons and promote religious...

US Defense Secretary Orders New Troop Deployment to Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Orders New Troop Deployment to Afghanistan

September 04, 2017

KABUL - US Defense Secretary James Mattis has said that he has signed deployment orders to send more troops to Afghanistan, days after President Donald Trump announced a new strategy...

Threats Hinder Review of Polling Centers in 32 Districts

Threats Hinder Review of Polling Centers in 32 Districts

September 04, 2017

KABUL – IEC has called on security institutions and tribal elders to help them access polling stations in insecure areas. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday said...

Govt. to Spend $6bn on Afghan Air Force: Ghani

Govt. to Spend $6bn on Afghan Air Force: Ghani

September 04, 2017

KABUL - President Ghani said during a visit to Nangarhar that the Afghan Air Force will be boosted by government in order to increase capability. President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday...

Kandahar Municipality Expects 800m Afs in Revenue this Year

Kandahar Municipality Expects 800m Afs in Revenue this Year

September 04, 2017

KANDAHAR - The mayor of southern Kandahar province says the municipality’s revenue is expected to reach 800 million afghanis until the end of the year. Rokhan Wolasmal...

BRICS Should Uphold Global Peace, Stability: Xi

BRICS Should Uphold Global Peace, Stability: Xi

September 04, 2017

XIAMEN, China - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that BRICS member countries should uphold global peace and stability as he stressed a vision of common, comprehensive...

Support for Taliban Has to Stop: Nicholson

Support for Taliban Has to Stop: Nicholson

August 27, 2017

KABUL - In an interview with TOLOnews, US commander Gen. John Nicholson said the issue of sanctuaries outside the country was serious and has to be addressed. In a special interview...

China Seeking Contact with US on Afghanistan Peace

China Seeking Contact with US on Afghanistan Peace

August 27, 2017

KABUL - Chinese state councilor has called for political dialogue to solve the prolonged issue of Afghanistan, China’s foreign ministry said. China is willing to keep communication...

2-Day Meeting Begins in Kabul on RECCA-Vii

2-Day Meeting Begins in Kabul on RECCA-Vii

August 27, 2017

KABUL - A two-day meeting began in Kabul on Saturday to prioritize major trans-regional projects to be discussed at the 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan...

US Might ‘Stay in Afghanistan for Another Five Decades

US Might ‘Stay in Afghanistan for Another Five Decades

August 27, 2017

WASHINGTON - A retired US military officer, Wilkerson, says super powers in the world and the region will probably enter a war in Afghanistan. Colonel Lawrence B. Larry Wilkerson...

Contracts Awarded to Lebanese Firm Opaque, Obscure

Contracts Awarded to Lebanese Firm Opaque, Obscure

August 27, 2017

KABUL - On Afghanistan’s reconstruction front, contracts for several projects worth millions of dollars have been awarded to a Lebanese firm in an opaque and obscure manner...

New Strategy will Undo Past Failures: Pence

New Strategy will Undo Past Failures: Pence

August 26, 2017

WASHINGTON - The US’s Vice President wrote in an article for USA Today that America will no longer write out a blank check for countries that fail to root out terrorists...

Loya Jirga Next Year after Elections: CEO Office

Loya Jirga Next Year after Elections: CEO Office

August 26, 2017

KABUL - The CEO office on Thursday said a Loya Jirga to amend the Constitution and create a prime ministerial slot would be convened after Wolesi Jirga and district council elections...

Safe Havens outside Afghanistan Must be Dismantled: Nicholson

Safe Havens outside Afghanistan Must be Dismantled: Nicholson

August 26, 2017

KABUL - NATO’s Resolute Support (RS) mission in Afghanistan on Thursday said ‘terrorist safe havens’ outside Afghanistan must be dismantled and asked the Taliban...

Trump Deserves High Marks for New Strategy: Khalilzad

Trump Deserves High Marks for New Strategy: Khalilzad

August 26, 2017

WASHINGTON - In a newspaper article this week, Zalmay Khalilzad pointed out that Trump has acknowledged Pakistan is playing a double game. Zalmay Khalilzad, former US ambassador...

Afghan Media Delegation Meets Gen. Bajwa

Afghan Media Delegation Meets Gen. Bajwa

August 26, 2017

RAWALPINDI - A nine member Afghan media delegation on Friday visited Pakistan’s General Head Quarter (GHQ) and interacted with the Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff...

Russia Chides US ‘Dead-End’ Strategy to Force Afghan Peace Process by Subduing Taliban

Russia Chides US ‘Dead-End’ Strategy to Force Afghan Peace Process by Subduing Taliban

August 26, 2017

MOSCOW - Moscow has criticized Trump's new strategy of pacifying the Taliban to force a negotiated peace process in Afghanistan, which the group refuses. The Russian Foreign Ministry...