Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Turkey to Continue Support to Afghanistan

Turkey to Continue Support to Afghanistan

November 16, 2017

ASHGABAT - Turkey has supported 800 projects worth $1B in Afghanistan; Turkey will continue to support Afghanistan’s efforts towards integration into the regional and global economy...

Afghanistan No Longer Dependent on Pakistan: Abdullah Abdullah

Afghanistan No Longer Dependent  on Pakistan: Abdullah Abdullah

November 16, 2017

WASHINGTON - Afghanistan would no longer depend on Pakistan for transit trade with the opening of the strategic Chabahar Port, Afghan CEO Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said. The port is likely to ramp...

Afghanistan’s Opium Production Hits Record High in 2017: UN

Afghanistan’s Opium Production Hits Record High in 2017: UN

November 16, 2017

VIENNA - Opium production in Afghanistan reached a record high this year, rising 87 percent compared with last year, after a rapid expansion of the areas used to cultivate poppies, the United...

Rabbani Says RECCA Taking Place at a Critical Time

Rabbani Says RECCA Taking  Place at a Critical Time

November 16, 2017

ASHGABAT -Addressing the 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA VII) in Turkmenistan on Wednesday, the acting foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani said that with...

Peace Talks with Taliban Faster Than Ever, Claims Mujahid

Peace Talks with Taliban Faster  Than Ever, Claims Mujahid

November 16, 2017

GARDEZ - High Peace Council (HPC) officials say contacts with the Taliban are more frequent than ever and negotiations with the insurgent group are ongoing. HPC officials made the remarks...

Afghans Believe Country Headed in Wrong Direction: Survey

Afghans Believe Country Headed in Wrong Direction: Survey

November 15, 2017

KABUL  - Over half of the 10,000 people surveyed said they had confidence in President Ashraf Ghani’s government, which has struggled to establish security in the face of a growing...

IEC Commissioners Move to Fire Chairman

IEC Commissioners Move to Fire Chairman

November 15, 2017

KABUL – Five IEC commissioners have signed a letter calling for the IEC chief Najibullah Ahmadzai to be fired, citing poor performance and misuse of authority as the reason A document, in...

Lazuli Transit Route Accord Signing Today

Lazuli Transit Route Accord Signing Today

November 15, 2017

ASHGABAT - The Lapis Lazuli Transit Route agreement is expected to be signed among the five member countries during the 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA-VII)...

Regional Conference on Afghanistan Kicks off in Ashgabat

 Regional Conference on Afghanistan Kicks off in Ashgabat

November 15, 2017

ASHGABAT - The two-day 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA VII) kicked off in Ashgabat on Tuesday, a source familiar with the organization of the event said...

Taliban Attack Checkpoints, Killing More than 20 Police

Taliban Attack Checkpoints,  Killing More than 20 Police

November 15, 2017

KANDAHAR - The Afghan Taliban attacked more than a dozen checkpoints over six hours in the southern province of Kandahar, killing 22 police and wounding 15, officials said on Tuesday, as...

Protesters Accuse Nangarhar PC Member of Land Grabbing

Protesters Accuse Nangarhar  PC Member of Land Grabbing

November 15, 2017

JALALABAD - The residents of Surah Roud district in eastern Nangarhar province have rallied against Qahar Qader, the Provincial Council (PC) member and accused him of grabbing their...

NATO Concerned at Possible Delay in Afghan Elections

NATO Concerned  at Possible Delay in  Afghan Elections

November 14, 2017

KABUL - A senior NATO diplomat on Monday voiced concern at possible delays in Afghanistan’s parliamentary and district council elections, slated for July 2018. “I think we haven’t...

Attacks on Freedom of Speech to be Frustrated: Danish

Attacks on Freedom of Speech to be Frustrated: Danish

November 14, 2017

KABUL - Vice-President Sarwar Danish on Monday renewed the government’s commitment to supporting the freedom of speech, calling the media an important value of a democratic...

WJ Approve 100pc Levy on Tobacco Imports

WJ Approve 100pc Levy on Tobacco Imports

November 14, 2017

KABUL - Wolesi Jirga (WJ) or lower house of the parliament on Monday amended the 20th Article of Tobbaco Control Law, increasing customs tariffs on the import of cigarettes and other...

2,000 ANDSF Generals and Colonels to be Pensioned Off

 2,000 ANDSF   Generals and Colonels to be Pensioned Off

November 14, 2017

KABUL - Dawlat Waziri, the defense ministry’s (MoD) spokesman, said on Monday they have finalized the outline of the retirement plan for Afghan National Defense and Security Force (ANDSF)...

MPs Engage in War of Words Amid Corruption Controversy

MPs Engage in War of Words  Amid Corruption Controversy

November 14, 2017

KABUL - The heads of parliament commissions on Monday announced they had decided to refer the case of the Wolesi Jirga’s first secretary Khodai Nazar Nusrat to the Attorney General’s...

Czech Republic to Help Revive Herat Factory, Kabul Transport

Czech Republic to Help Revive  Herat Factory, Kabul Transport

November 14, 2017

KABUL - Czech Republic ambassador in Kabul Petr Štěpánek on Sunday expressed his country’s willingness to support and contribute to rehabilitation of the cement factory in western...

Govt. will not Tolerate any Interference in Judicial System: Ghani

Govt. will not Tolerate any Interference in  Judicial System: Ghani

November 13, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said government will not allow for interference in the nation’s legal and judicial system, and that more comprehensive programs will be introduced...

Taliban Key Impediment to Afghan Settlement: US

Taliban Key Impediment to Afghan Settlement: US

November 13, 2017

WASHINGTON - A top American diplomat has told lawmakers that the Taliban are key impediment to a negotiated political settlement in Afghanistan, adding the US wants the Taliban on the...

Bahrami Reports on NATO Meeting, Says Insurgent Attacks up by 13%

Bahrami Reports on NATO Meeting,  Says Insurgent Attacks up by 13%

November 13, 2017

KABUL - Acting defense minister Gen. Tariq Shah Bahrami said on Sunday that in the past seven months insurgent attacks have increased by 13 percent. He also stated that the casualty toll...

Corruption Should be Eliminated in Judicial System: CEO

Corruption  Should be Eliminated  in Judicial System: CEO

November 13, 2017

KABUL - A two-day meeting of prosecutors was organized in the capital city of Kabul on Saturday to discuss the lack of a proper judicial mechanism in several districts, the influence of...

Most Area of Dasht-I-Archi District under Taliban Control: Saadi

Most Area of Dasht-I-Archi  District under Taliban Control: Saadi

November 13, 2017

KUNDUZ CITY - Seventy-five percent of Dasht-i-Archi district’s territory in northern Kunduz province has been under the Taliban control and the group established their bases there, an...

Gen. Dostum to Return to Afghanistan Soon

Gen. Dostum to Return  to Afghanistan Soon

November 13, 2017

KABUL - The First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum is expected to return to Afghanistan in the near future as sources close to him informs regarding the conclusion of his medical...

Afghan Penal Code Revised to Deal with Felonies

Afghan Penal  Code Revised to Deal with Felonies

November 12, 2017

KABUL - Afghanistan on Saturday launched a revised draft version of the Penal Code, a collection of 33 relevant laws, after some amendments and correction in some of its provisions...

Ghani Hints at Downsizing in MoE after Bad Show

Ghani Hints at Downsizing in MoE after Bad Show

November 12, 2017

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has said some major steps, including downsizing, are needed in the Ministry of Education to improve management, quality of work and education. Currently, the MoE...

MPs React to Hekmatyar’s “Ethnic War” Remarks

MPs React to  Hekmatyar’s “Ethnic War” Remarks

November 12, 2017

KABUL - Referring to the “ethnic war” comments of Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, some lawmakers reacted to the remarks, saying that the conflict in Afghanistan “is...

Karzai Claims US Colluded with Daesh in Afghanistan

Karzai Claims  US Colluded with  Daesh in Afghanistan

November 12, 2017

KABUL - In an interview with Al Jazeera the former president said the group has flourished under the full view of military presence.
Former president Hamid Karzai accused the United...

US Congress Approves $700m in Reimbursement Aid to Pakistan

US Congress Approves $700m in  Reimbursement Aid to Pakistan

November 12, 2017

WASHINGTON - US congress said of the total, $350 million USD for Pakistan will be on the condition that Pakistan has taken demonstrable steps to eradicate the Haqqani network. The United...

Indian Wheat Makes History, Arriving in Afghanistan Via Iran

Indian Wheat Makes History,  Arriving in Afghanistan Via Iran

November 12, 2017

ISLAMABAD - Afghanistan has received an inaugural consignment of wheat from India through an Iranian port, opening a new trade and transit route for the landlocked nation. The strategic sea...

China, Pakistan, Afghanistan Agree to Step up Cooperation on Counter-Terrorism: Chinese FM

China, Pakistan, Afghanistan Agree to Step up Cooperation on Counter-Terrorism: Chinese FM

November 11, 2017

BEIJING - China, Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to step up cooperation on counter-terrorism and security and join hands to address the threat posed by terrorism and jointly uphold...

We Support Afghan-Led Peace Process: Mattis

We Support Afghan-Led Peace Process: Mattis

November 11, 2017

BRUSSELS - US defense secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that NATO’s multifaceted support to Afghanistan shows the country is important for the alliance and they would support it...

Security Agencies Planning to Boost Kabul’s Security

Security Agencies Planning to Boost Kabul’s Security

November 11, 2017

KABUL - Senior security officials said at a meeting on Thursday that the National Security Council and other security bodies have started working on a new plan to ensure the safety of cities...

Pak Military Aid Tied to Action Against Terrorists: US

Pak Military Aid Tied to Action Against Terrorists: US

November 11, 2017

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Wednesday told Congress it was conducting a review of assistance to Pakistan to ensure it was aligned with the level of cooperation it achieved in...

Ready to Participate in Next Year’s Polls: Hekmatyar

Ready to Participate in  Next Year’s Polls: Hekmatyar

November 11, 2017

KABUL - The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar said on Friday the only way to resolve the current crisis were elections and his party was ready to participate in upcoming parliamentary...

‘Dostum to Return Home after Medical Check-Up’

‘Dostum to Return Home  after Medical Check-Up’

November 11, 2017

BRUSSELS - Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum will return to Afghanistan after his medical checks-up in Turkey, a NATO official said on Thursday. The alliance official, who wished anonymity, told...