Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, December 11th, 2017

Terrorism an Int’l Threat, Daesh on the Run: Ghani

Terrorism an Int’l Threat,  Daesh on the Run: Ghani

December 02, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Friday called terrorism a serious threat to international peace and security, not just to Afghanistan, stressing the need for unified global action to eliminate...

Iran Warns Against ISIL’s Presence in Neighboring fghanistan

Iran Warns Against ISIL’s Presence  in Neighboring fghanistan

December 02, 2017

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned against the growing presence of the ISIL terrorist group in Afghanistan, and called on the international bodies to take serious...

Afghanistan Centre for Cooperation, Not Confrontation

Afghanistan Centre for  Cooperation,  Not Confrontation

December 02, 2017

BAKU – Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani on Friday described the Heart of Asia ministerial conference in Baku as a reaffirmation of shared commitment to the Istanbul process...

Afghan Forces Fighting for Global Security: Gen. Nicholson

Afghan Forces Fighting for Global Security: Gen. Nicholson

December 02, 2017

KABUL - Afghan security forces are fighting for the security of their own people as well as the world, NATO’s top commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday. During a meeting with the Special...

Abdullah Discusses Trade Ties with Central Asian Leaders

Abdullah Discusses Trade Ties  with Central Asian Leaders

December 02, 2017

KABUL - Abdullah says Afghanistan and Uzbekistan have common enemies therefore security cooperation should increase between the countries. Chief Executive of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah...

US Working with India, Pakistan to Stabilise Afghanistan

US Working with  India, Pakistan  to Stabilise Afghanistan

November 29, 2017

KABUL - As part of its strategy for South Asia, the Trump administration is working with India and Pakistan on bringing stability and reconciliation to Afghanistan. State Department...

A Total of 26,000 US Troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria

A Total of 26,000 US Troops  in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria

November 29, 2017

KABUL - US Department of Defense stated in a new report that there are currently 15,298 troops in Afghanistan, which does not include the numbers of some special forces. The US Department of Defense...

Above 1,700 Women’s Cases Addressed in 8 Months

Above 1,700 Women’s Cases Addressed in 8 Months

November 29, 2017

KABUL - The Attorney General Office (AGO) registered and addressed more than 1,700 cases of violence against women during the past eight months, an official said on Monday. Sina Shana Mansour...

Over 200 Herat Schools Controlled by Taliban

Over 200 Herat Schools Controlled by Taliban

November 29, 2017

KABUL - The chairman of Herat’s education department has sparked an outcry after he said he was “satisfied” with the way the Taliban were controlling schools in the province...

Afghanistan Committed to its Own Promises: Mohib

Afghanistan Committed to  its Own Promises: Mohib

November 29, 2017

KABUL - The Afghanistan Ambassador to the United States has said the unity government in Kabul is committed to implementing its promises with the international community. Dr. Hamdullah Mohib expressed...

Export Strategy, Trade Policy Clear 2 Major Hurdles

Export Strategy, Trade Policy Clear 2 Major Hurdles

November 29, 2017

KABUL - Afghan government and business leaders have made good progress on two plans to boost trade, create employment opportunities and alleviate poverty. The National Export Strategy and...

Govt. Officials’ Assets Registration Draft Law Approved

Govt. Officials’ Assets Registration Draft Law Approved

November 28, 2017

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the parliament on Monday approved a draft law on assets registration of government officials and workers. Sayed Mohamamd Hassan Sharifi Balkhabi...

Serious Problems Still Haunting Prisons, Admits Abdullah

Serious Problems  Still Haunting Prisons, Admits Abdullah

November 28, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah says serious problems still exist in prisons, stressing the need for practical steps to improve the situation. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah...

Japan to Help Afghan Kids Fight Polio, Other Diseases

Japan to Help Afghan Kids  Fight Polio, Other Diseases

November 28, 2017

KABUL - Japan announced $17.7 million for life-saving vaccines for children and promoting rural development in border areas of Afghanistan under an agreement signed on Monday...

ICC Set to Probe War Crime Cases in Afghanistan

ICC Set to Probe  War Crime Cases  in Afghanistan

November 28, 2017

KABUL - The International Criminal Court's (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has said that the international judicial body is preparing to officially investigate war crimes cases in...

India Pledges $2.87m to Repair 350 Public Buses in Afghanistan

India Pledges $2.87m to Repair 350 Public Buses in Afghanistan

November 28, 2017

KABUL - The Indian government has pledged around $2.87 million in latest financial assistance to Afghanistan to repair around 350 public buses. Continuing its long-standing development...

Need for Closer Coordination Urged to Eradicate Terrorism

Need for Closer  Coordination Urged to Eradicate Terrorism

November 27, 2017

KABUL - Saudi Arabia Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammad Bin Salman has urged collective and coordinated efforts to eradicate terrorism and extremism. Addressing Defence Minister of the Islamic...

Zarif, Mohaqiq Discuss Bilateral Ties, Fight Against Terrorism

Zarif, Mohaqiq Discuss Bilateral  Ties, Fight Against Terrorism

November 27, 2017

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan Mohammad Mohaqiq at the site of Iran’s foreign ministry. Mohammad Mohaqiq...

End to Violence on Women Needs Practical Steps: CEO

End to Violence on Women Needs Practical Steps: CEO

November 27, 2017

KABUL - Chief Executive Offcier (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has said only slogans would not help end violence against women but practical steps were needed. The CEO said the national unity government...

Spanta Accuses NUG Leaders of Violating the Constitution

Spanta Accuses NUG Leaders of Violating the Constitution

November 27, 2017

KABUL - The former adviser to the National Security Council (NSC) Rangin Dadfar Spanta on Sunday said the National Unity Government (NUG) is not legitimate and its leaders are the main violators of...

Only Political Solution Possible in Afghanistan: Zaeef

Only Political Solution Possible  in Afghanistan: Zaeef

November 27, 2017

KABUL - A former Taliban official has criticized the current Afghan peace process, saying peace would not be achieved until the policy was changed from military to political. Former Taliban ambassador...

US Asks Pakistan to Re-Arrest Jud Chief Hafiz Saeed

US Asks Pakistan to Re-Arrest Jud Chief Hafiz Saeed

November 27, 2017

KABUK - The United States (US) has termed the release of Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) leader Hafiz Saeed a “step in the wrong direction” and said a refusal to re-arrest him would damage...

Elections to be Held on Schedule, Promises Danish

Elections to be  Held on Schedule, Promises Danish

November 26, 2017

KABUL - Second Vice President Sarwar Danish on Saturday underlined the imperative of national unity, promising that the Wolesi Jirga election would be held on schedule. Danish issued the...

UN Underlines Efforts to End Violence Against Women

UN Underlines Efforts to End Violence Against Women

November 26, 2017

KABUL - The top UN diplomat in Afghanistan on Saturday stressed the need for unified action from all Afghans to achieve the goal of ending violence against women. Today, the UN in Afghanistan marked...

Education System Needs ‘Head-to-Toe Reform’

Education System Needs ‘Head-to-Toe Reform’

November 26, 2017

KABUL - Acting Education Minister Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Shinwari has called for “head-to-toe reform” of the education system, saying the current composition and structure of the ministry...

Afghanistan to Get $233m a Year Over 5 Years from ADB

Afghanistan to Get  $233m a Year Over 5 Years from ADB

November 26, 2017

KABUL - Asian Development Bank (ADB) officials said the organization will contribute $223 million USD to Afghanistan over the next five years in order to improve the living conditions of Afghans...

EU Calls for Immediate Halt to Violence Against Women

EU Calls for Immediate Halt  to Violence Against Women

November 26, 2017

KABUL - The European union (EU) has expressed disappointment over incidents of violence against women, with 3,778 such cases recorded this year. The incidents included 231 cases of murder...

Iran to Help Afghanistan Uproot Terrorism, Establish Peace: Rouhani

Iran to Help Afghanistan Uproot Terrorism, Establish Peace: Rouhani

November 25, 2017

TEHRAN - President Rouhani underlined the need for an all-out campaign against narcotics production and trafficking, and called for extensive international cooperation to eradicate the...

Direct Talks with Taliban the Best Way to End War: Khalili

Direct Talks with Taliban the Best Way to End War: Khalili

November 25, 2017

KABUL - The High Peace Council (HPC) head has said direct dialogue with the Taliban militants is the best way to put an end to the conflict in Afghanistan. Karim Khalili expressed the view...

Kabul, NATO Discuss Preparations for Key Event

Kabul, NATO Discuss Preparations for Key Event

November 25, 2017

KABUL – Deputy foreign minister and NATO’s special civilian representative have discussed Heart of Asia (HoA) Istanbul Process, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA)...

11 Cabinet Picks to Seek Trust Vote Today

11 Cabinet  Picks to Seek  Trust Vote Today

November 25, 2017

KABUL - The government is all set to introduce President Ashraf Ghani’s nearly a dozen nominees for Cabinet portfolios to the Wolesi Jirga for a vote of confidence. The ministers-designate...

Trump Defends His Military Policy in Afghanistan

Trump Defends  His Military Policy  in Afghanistan

November 25, 2017

WASHINGTON - US president Donald Trump on Thursday said that everyone in the United States is talking about the progress the US military forces have made in Afghanistan since he took...

Taliban and Daesh ‘Involved in Human Trafficking’

Taliban and Daesh ‘Involved in Human Trafficking’

November 23, 2017

KABUL - A report by the United Nations reveals that insurgent groups are involved in human smuggling often for the purpose of sexual slavery and forced labor. Addressing a UN session, the US...

Beijing Reaffirms Support to Kabul War on Terror

Beijing Reaffirms Support to Kabul War on Terror

November 23, 2017

KABUL - Chinese envoy in Kabul on Wednesday renewed his country’s commitment to cooperating with Afghanistan in the fight against terrorism -- a common threat to both the countries...

Awareness about Peace Should Begin from Schools: Rula

Awareness about  Peace Should Begin from Schools: Rula

November 23, 2017

KABUL - First Lady Rula Ghani on Wednesday said creating awareness about peace should start from schools, universities and government departments. Rula expressed these views during a meeting...