Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, January 20th, 2018

First Shipment of India’s Wheat Arrives Kabul

First Shipment of India’s  Wheat Arrives Kabul

January 14, 2018

The first consignment of more than 2,400 tons of wheat from India arrived in Kabul on Saturday. It is part of at least 30,000 tons of wheat so far shipped to Afghanistan through Chabahar Port...

UN Security Council Delegation May Visit Afghanistan

UN Security Council Delegation May Visit Afghanistan

January 13, 2018

KABUL - The president of the UN Security Council says members are considering a visit to Afghanistan to get a better understanding of the war-torn country's prospects and needs, a media report...

Committee Shortlists three Candidates for Vacant IEC Post

Committee Shortlists three  Candidates for Vacant IEC Post

January 13, 2018

KABUL - The election commissioners Selection Committee on Thursday submitted its working report to President Ashraf Ghani in which the committee introduced three candidates shortlisted...

UN Contacted Taliban Over Polio Vaccination Program: Lanzer

UN Contacted Taliban Over  Polio Vaccination Program: Lanzer

January 13, 2018

KABUL - UN official says the organization vaccinated 43,000 children against polio in highly insecure Shahwalikot district in Kandahar. UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan Toby Lanzer...

Peace Forms Key Element of EU’s Strategy for Afghanistan: Envoy

Peace Forms Key  Element of EU’s Strategy for Afghanistan: Envoy

January 13, 2018

KABUL - European Union (EU) Ambassador Pierre Mayadon on Thursday said the EU member nations strongly support an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and that peace in the country makes up one...

Daesh Kill 18 Journalists, Taliban 2 in Deadliest 2017

Daesh Kill 18 Journalists,  Taliban 2 in Deadliest 2017

January 13, 2018

KABUL - Twenty journalists were killed in Afghanistan last year that saw violence against the community increasing compared to previous years, a survey released on Thursday said. The findings of...

Afghanistan Frees 75 Hizb-E-Islami Prisoners

Afghanistan Frees 75  Hizb-E-Islami Prisoners

January 13, 2018

Kabul - The Afghan government released at least 75 Hizb-E-Islami prisoners from Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul on Thursday. The prisoners were released in accordance with the peace agreement...

US Program to Revive Afghan Economy Fails: SIGAR

US Program to Revive Afghan Economy Fails: SIGAR

January 11, 2018

KABUL - A SIGAR report showed the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations program to be inept and beyond the Defense Department's capabilities. A report by the US Special Inspector...

Ghani Orders Focus on Challenges in Anti-Polio Drives

Ghani Orders Focus on  Challenges in Anti-Polio Drives

January 11, 2018

KAUBL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday called for full eradication of polio, saying all challenges in this regard particularly in remote areas should be identified and focused on...

Abdullah Wants Accord on Refugees Enforced In Letter and Spirit

Abdullah Wants Accord on Refugees  Enforced In Letter and Spirit

January 11, 2018

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah says the issue of refugees should not be politicised and a three-way agreement on the subject implemented in letter and spirit...

Global Conference Underlines Media Related Challenges, Opportunities

Global Conference  Underlines Media Related Challenges, Opportunities

January 11, 2018

KABUL - An International Media Conference held in Karachi, Pakistan discussed media related issues ranging from existing challenges, ethnic issues to media development and coherence...

Insecurity, Impassable Routes Hurdles to Health Services

Insecurity, Impassable Routes  Hurdles to Health Services

January 11, 2018

KABUL - National and international institutes offering healthcare services on Wednesday said insecurity and using health facilities as bastions by militant groups were major challenges hindering...

More than 1,370 Afghan Civilians Killed in 8 Months

More than 1,370 Afghan  Civilians Killed in 8 Months

January 11, 2018

KABUL - As many as 1,372 civilians lost their lives and 2,360 others sustained wounds in violent incidents during the last eight months of 2017 in Afghanistan, the Civilian Protection Advocacy Group...

Danish Blames e-NICs Delay on Ethnic Extremists

Danish Blames e-NICs  Delay on Ethnic Extremists

January 10, 2018

KABUL - Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Tuesday blamed the delay in starting distribution of the electronic national identity cards (e-NICs) on ‘ethnic extremists.’ Vice-President, who addressed...

MoI Hiring will no Longer be Relationship-Based: Ghani

MoI Hiring will no Longer be  Relationship-Based: Ghani

January 10, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said at the 10th graduation ceremony of Afghan police forces from the national police academy that “hiring should be conducted based on the police...

DABS Inks Contracts to Buy Needed Equipment

DABS Inks Contracts to Buy Needed Equipment

January 10, 2018

KABUL - The power supply company says it has also brought corruption under control and has disconnected hundreds of customers who failed to pay. Da Afghanistan Breshana Shirkat (DABS) has inked contracts...

US Continues ‘to Strengthen Strategic Partnership’

US Continues ‘to  Strengthen Strategic  Partnership’

January 10, 2018

KABUL - New US ambassador says he is committed to supporting Afghans to promote education, gender equality, human rights and rule of law. The new US Ambassador to Afghanistan John R. Bass says the...

IEC Candidates to be Introduced to Gov. this Week

IEC Candidates to be  Introduced to Gov. this Week

January 10, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission’s (IEC) selection committee on Tuesday said by the end of this week they will introduce six applicants to government. The committee started work on...

Azerbaijan Increases its Peacekeepers in NATO-Led Afghanistan Mission

Azerbaijan Increases its Peacekeepers  in NATO-Led Afghanistan Mission

January 10, 2018

BAKU - A group of 70 Azerbaijani servicemen was sent to Afghanistan on Jan. 9 in accordance with the plan and rotation for serving within NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, said the...

Presence of Taliban Leaders in Pakistan a Proven Fact: CEO

Presence of Taliban Leaders in  Pakistan a Proven Fact: CEO

January 09, 2018

KABUL - The government on Monday said the presence of Taliban leaders outside Afghanistan was a patent reality known to the entire world. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah, addressing...

Afghani Losing Value Due to Political Tension: DAB

Afghani Losing Value Due  to Political Tension: DAB

January 09, 2018

KABUL - The Afghanistan Central Bank on Monday said its foreign exchange reserves had increased by $500,000 but the Afghanistan currency continued to lose value due to ‘political tensions...

MPs Assail Pir Gilani over ‘Pro-Pakistan Remark’

MPs Assail Pir Gilani over ‘Pro-Pakistan Remark’

January 09, 2018

KABUL - Some Wolesi Jirga or lower house members on Monday strongly condemned recent remarks by Pir Sayed Hamid Gilani and said the National Islamic Front leader wanted to ‘please’ Pakistan...

Khwaja Omari Admits Some Private Varsities Underperforming

Khwaja Omari Admits Some Private Varsities  Underperforming

January 09, 2018

KABUL -Higher Education Minister Najibullah Khwaja Omari on Monday said the performance of some of the 169 private universities and colleges in Afghanistan had been unsatisfactory...

Over 6,000 Insurgents Killed in 10 Months: Afghan Army

Over 6,000 Insurgents Killed  in 10 Months: Afghan Army

January 09, 2018

KABUL - Army official says in this time over 2,000 missions were carried out by the Afghan Special Forces.General Bismillah Waziri, the commander of Special Operation Military Corps, on Monday said...

Govt’s Infighting Threatening Polls: Watchdogs

Govt’s Infighting Threatening Polls: Watchdogs

January 09, 2018

KABUL -  Some civil society organizations and election watchdogs on Monday expressed their concern over what they called “unknown fate” of future elections and said transparent...

ICOIC Wants to Include Constitution in School Curriculum

ICOIC Wants to Include Constitution in School Curriculum

January 08, 2018

KABUL - Officials of the Independent Commission Overseeing Implementation of the Constitution (ICOIC) said they are trying to include the constitution as a subject in the school curriculum...

ETWA Expresses Concerns on the Process of Appointing a New IEC Commissioner

ETWA Expresses Concerns on the Process  of Appointing a New IEC Commissioner

January 08, 2018

KABUL - The Election and Transparency Watch Organization of Afghanistan (ETWA) is closely observing the process of appointing a new Commissioner for the Independent Election Commission or...

Illegal Extraction of Badakhshan Mines Goes on

Illegal Extraction of Badakhshan Mines Goes on

January 08, 2018

FAIZABAD - All mines in northeastern Badakhshan province are illegally extracted by armed men and militants as the government collected no revenue this solar year from mining in the...

73pc Afghans to Have Access to Hygienic Water in 2 Years

73pc Afghans to Have Access to Hygienic Water  in 2 Years

January 08, 2018

KABUL - As many as 1.8 million people would find access to clean drinking and sanitation in the countryside under a two-year plan signed here on Sunday. The plan documents were signed between...

No Afghan Should Fight in Other Nations’ Wars: Govt

No Afghan Should Fight in  Other Nations’ Wars: Govt

January 08, 2018

Afghanistan’s sons should not be killed for the goals of others in other countries,” says Presidency. KABUL - Following the news that 2,000 Afghans have been killed in the Syrian war...

Our Goal is to Turn Afghanistan into a Steel Exporter: Ghani

Our Goal is to Turn Afghanistan into a Steel Exporter: Ghani

January 07, 2018

KABUL - President says establishing the Khan Steel smelting factory was a great national and religious initiative. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that he is proud that the country has the best...

MPs Lament Slow-Paced Work on Foreign Policy Principles

MPs Lament  Slow-Paced Work on  Foreign Policy Principles

January 07, 2018

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga -- the lower house of parliament -- on Saturday said practical work on the approval of Foreign Policy Principles (FPP) was ongoing. Some lawmakers criticised the slow-paced...

European Union to Assist Afghanistan’s Trade

European Union to Assist Afghanistan’s Trade

January 07, 2018

KABUL - The European Union in Afghanistan will provide technical and financial support to Afghanistan to improve the country’s trade and exports to world markets. The European Union...

AAF Makes Progress but Challenges Still Remain: Pentagon

AAF Makes Progress but Challenges Still Remain: Pentagon

January 07, 2018

KABUL -  The pentagon's inspector general has said US and coalition forces made progress in training the Afghanistan Air Force (AAF), but that work still needed to be done concerning strategic...

Committee Receives 57 Applications for IEC Post

Committee Receives  57 Applications for IEC Post

January 07, 2018

KABUL - The Election Commissions Selection Committee has received applications from 57 applicants for membership of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), officials said...