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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...

Gailani Moves to Bring Inclusive Peace Talks

Gailani Moves to  Bring Inclusive Peace Talks

January 07, 2018

KABUL - The Chairman of Mahaz-e-Milli party, Sayed Hamid Gailani, said on Saturday that he, along with religious scholars, will soon form a delegation to engage in talks with the leaders of...

‘No Progress’ on Expansion of Key Mines in Afghanistan

‘No Progress’  on Expansion of Key Mines in Afghanistan

January 06, 2018

KABUL - The Natural Resources Monitoring Network says government should take steps to improve mining projects in the country. The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) said the government is...

Efforts Underway to Select New IEC Chief

Efforts Underway to Select New IEC Chief

January 06, 2018

KABUL - Over 81 candidates have filed nomination papers for the post as head of the election commission. Officials from the selection committee of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday...

President Inaugurates Maidan Wardak-Ghazni Power Project

President Inaugurates Maidan  Wardak-Ghazni Power Project

January 06, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday launched the supply of 220 kilowatt imported electricity to southern Ghazni and central Maidan Wardak provinces. During the inauguration ceremony in...

Flexibility, Redundancy Built into its Afghan Supply Lines: US

Flexibility, Redundancy Built into its Afghan Supply Lines: US

January 06, 2018

WASHINGTON - The United States has built flexibility and redundancy into its Afghan supply lines to avoid overreliance on any single option, the Pentagon said. The announcement came amidst...

Conflict in Afghanistan to Intensify in 2018: ICG

Conflict in Afghanistan  to Intensify in 2018: ICG

January 06, 2018

KABUL - With America’s new strategy raising the tempo of operations against the Taliban, the war in Afghanistan looks set to intensify during the current year, warns an independent...

UK Plans to Ramp up Military Presence in Afghanistan

UK Plans to Ramp up Military  Presence in Afghanistan

January 06, 2018

KABUL - The United Kingdom plans to ramp up its military presence in Afghanistan to about 600 personnel, reports the Forces Network.
The additional British military personnel would...

MPs Divided over More Debates on Census Law

MPs Divided  over More Debates  on Census Law

January 04, 2018

KABUL - Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday continued to differ over the decision of a joint parliamentary commission on the population census law. Some lower house members called the decision as...

NDS Personnel Capture 13 Suspected IS Rebels in Kabul

NDS Personnel Capture 13 Suspected IS Rebels in Kabul

January 04, 2018

KABUL - The National Directorate of Security (NDS) has claimed the arrest of 13 Daesh or so-called Islamic state (IS) insurgents in capital Kabul, a statement from the Spy-Network said on Wednesday...

Talks Underway to Break Jamiat-Arg Impasse

Talks Underway to Break Jamiat-Arg Impasse

January 04, 2018

KABUL - The ousted governor northern Balkh province Atta Mohammad Noor on Wednesday said negotiations between Jamiat-e-Islami Party of Afghanistan and the Presidential Palace (ARG) have started...

Major Regional Projects will be Implemented this Year

Major Regional  Projects will be  Implemented this Year

January 04, 2018

KABUL - Ministry of Interior says it is working to boost the security of major economic projects in the country. Major regional economic projects including CASA-1000 and TAPI Pipeline projects...

NDS Hits Back at Ousted Balkh Governor’s Accusations

NDS Hits Back at Ousted  Balkh Governor’s Accusations

January 04, 2018

KABUL - The National Directorate of Security on Wednesday lashed out at recent remarks by ousted Governor Atta Mohammad Noor on attempts to destabilise northern Balkh province...