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Govt. Supports Public Uprising Forces: Danish

Govt. Supports Public  Uprising Forces: Danish

August 13, 2017

KABUL - Second Vice President Muhammad Sarwar Danish on Saturday reiterates National Unity Government’s support to uprising forces after Mirz Olang massacre where they were...

Afghan Senate Against Politicizing Hajj Pilgrimage

Afghan Senate Against  Politicizing Hajj Pilgrimage

August 13, 2017

KABUL - Meshrano Jirga or Senate deputy chairman on Saturday praised the Saudi Arabia government for serving the entire Muslim community and criticized countries who ‘mix...

TAPI Project Plays Strategic Role: Pakistani Envoy

TAPI Project Plays Strategic Role: Pakistani Envoy

August 13, 2017

ASHGABAT - The Turkmen Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a meeting with the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Pakistan Murad Ashraf Janjua, the Foreign Ministry said...

Karzai Warns Against Outsourcing of War

Karzai Warns Against Outsourcing of War

August 13, 2017

KABUL - Ex-president Hamid Karzai has warned that outsourcing the war in Afghanistan will lead to deterioration of security if the privatisation proposal goes ahead. Outsourcing the war...

U.S. Spent $76B on Weapons and Equipment for Afghan Security Forces

U.S. Spent $76B on Weapons  and Equipment for Afghan Security Forces

August 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Defense funded more than $76 billion dollars of weapons, communication devices, and other security equipment to the Afghan security forces since...

Military Operation Launched to Retake Mirza Olang

Military Operation Launched  to Retake Mirza Olang

August 12, 2017

SAR-E-PUL - Army commanders say Taliban has suffered heavy losses in the military operation and have lost three check points.Army officials in the northern Sar-e-Pul province...

Trump Getting Closer to Decision on Afghanistan

Trump Getting  Closer to Decision  on Afghanistan

August 12, 2017

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump on Thursday said “he is getting closer to taking a decision on Afghanistan. We are getting close. We're getting very close. It's a very...

Trump Getting Closer to Decision on Afghanistan

Trump Getting  Closer to Decision  on Afghanistan

August 12, 2017

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump on Thursday said “he is getting closer to taking a decision on Afghanistan. We are getting close. We're getting very close. It's a very...

Selling Bullets, Ammunition Equips Insurgents: CEO

Selling Bullets, Ammunition  Equips Insurgents: CEO

August 12, 2017

KABUL - The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday dubbed administrative corruption at Afghanistan’s security system as a huge challenge in ensuring security...

McCain Unveils Afghan Strategy, Calls for Civil Military Approach

McCain Unveils Afghan Strategy,  Calls for Civil Military Approach

August 12, 2017

WASHINGTON - Proposing a new strategy, a top American Senator Thursday called for a civil-military approach to bolster counterterrorism efforts, strengthen the capability and...

Afghanistan Security Won’t Improve Immediately: Yamamoto

Afghanistan Security Won’t Improve Immediately: Yamamoto

August 10, 2017

MAIMANA - During his trip to northwestern Faryab province on Tuesday, Tadamichi Yamamoto said tensions among political groups contributed to the deteriorating security situation...

Privatisation of Conflict not Discussed with Kabul

Privatisation of Conflict not  Discussed with Kabul

August 10, 2017

KABUL - The Afghan government says it has come to know from media reports about the transfer of the conflict duty to private US companies and the issue has not been discussed with...

Watchdogs Call Mirza Olang Massacre ‘Genocide’, Urge Probe

Watchdogs Call Mirza Olang  Massacre ‘Genocide’, Urge Probe

August 10, 2017

KABUL - AIHRC and human right defenders called Mirza Olang incident a “war crime and genocide” and want World Court to investigate. Afghanistan’s Independent Human...

Optimism for Investments in Afghanistan Declines: Survey

Optimism for Investments  in Afghanistan Declines: Survey

August 10, 2017

KABUL - Agriculture is the only sector experiencing positive growth in the past three months of the current year. Recent studies by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)...

Afghan Army Deploy Large Contingent of Defense Forces to Sar-E-Pul after Civilians Massacre

Afghan Army Deploy  Large Contingent of Defense  Forces to Sar-E-Pul after Civilians Massacre

August 10, 2017

KABUL - The Afghan National Army deployed a large contingent of defense forces to northern Sar-e-Pul province in what appears to be a retaliatory move against the massacre of scores of...

Congress, White House Dither on Afghan Policy: Tillerson

Congress, White House Dither on Afghan Policy: Tillerson

August 09, 2017

KABUL - Reports in the US media claimed that the team, tasked to formulate Afghan policy was still struggling with the task, as rifts within the White House and between Congress...

Corruption Impedes Afghan Forces’ Successes: Ghani

Corruption Impedes Afghan Forces’ Successes: Ghani

August 09, 2017

KABUL - Corruption in general has hampered successes of the missions of the Afghan security forces in their fight against insurgents, says President Ashraf Ghani. Addressing the...

Chamber of Industries and Mines Starts Functioning

Chamber of Industries and Mines Starts Functioning

August 09, 2017

KABUL - The newly-created Afghanistan Chamber of Industries and Mines (ACIM) on Monday started functioning, vowing to develop industries, prevent illegal mineral extraction and...

Economic Development Stressed for Peace in Afghanistan

Economic Development Stressed for Peace in Afghanistan

August 09, 2017

KABUL - Economic development is central to peace and stability in Afghanistan and the Heart of Asia Region, agreed participants of a meeting in New Delhi. Representatives from 17 countries...

Ghani, Abbasi Vow to Put up Joint Front against Terror

Ghani, Abbasi Vow to Put  up Joint Front against Terror

August 09, 2017

PESHAWAR - In their maiden telephonic contact, President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have vowed to work together to deal with common...

President Vows to Avenge Sar-I-Pul Massacre

President Vows to  Avenge Sar-I-Pul Massacre

August 09, 2017

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday vowed to avenge the massacre of innocent people in the Sayyad district of northern Sar-i-Pul province. Addressing a gathering on Anti-Corruption...

3 Cabinet Picks Introduced to Wolesi Jirga for Trust Votes

3 Cabinet Picks  Introduced to Wolesi Jirga for Trust Votes

August 08, 2017

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s three nominees for cabinet slots were introduced to the Wolesi Jirga for votes of confidence on Monday. Based on Ghani’s decrees...

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...