Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Sayyaf, Saudi Officials Talk Factors behind Extremism

Sayyaf, Saudi Officials Talk Factors behind Extremism

Fabruary 14, 2018

KABUL - Abdur Rab Rassoul Sayyaf, head of Dawat Party, has discussed with senior advisors to the Saudi kingfactors behind extremism in the Islamic world...

Interior Ministry Plans to Retire Old Police Generals

Interior Ministry Plans to Retire Old Police Generals

Fabruary 14, 2018

KABUL - The Interior Ministry plans to retire a number of police generals in first quarter of new solar year, as a way of giving younger officers an incentive to ...

Jawzjan Police Arrest 2 Drug Smugglers, Seize 70kg Opium

Jawzjan Police Arrest 2 Drug Smugglers, Seize 70kg Opium

Fabruary 13, 2018

SHEBRGHAN - Police have detained two people in connection of trafficking narcotics in northwestern of Jawzjan province, official said Monday...

UK to Boost Strength of Elite Force in Afghanistan

UK to Boost Strength of Elite Force in Afghanistan

Fabruary 13, 2018

KABUL - The United Kingdom is set to raise the strength of its elite force in Afghanistan from 50 to more than 100 by the end of March, a media report said on Sunday...

Taliban Accused of Kidnapping 10 Tribal Elders in Jawzjan

Taliban Accused  of Kidnapping 10 Tribal Elders in Jawzjan

Fabruary 13, 2018

SHIBERGHAN - Taliban militants have kidnapped 10 tribal elders in the Dayan district of northwestern Jawzjan province, an official said ...

IEC Claims Govt Not Responding to Constituency Outline

IEC Claims  Govt Not Responding to Constituency Outline

Fabruary 13, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission says it sent its constituency outline to the presidential palace 10 months ago but has heard nothing back...

Army on Offensive Against Taliban in Logar

Army on Offensive Against Taliban in Logar

Fabruary 13, 2018

KABUL - Intense military action has been taken against the Taliban in Kabul’s neighboring province, Logar, in the past few weeks...

Pashtany Bank Asset up by 15pc, Recovers 77m Afs Loans

Pashtany Bank Asset up by 15pc, Recovers 77m Afs Loans

Fabruary 13, 2018

KABUL - The Pashtany Bank has recovered 776 million afghanis loans and its assets have gone up by 15 percent during the ongoing year, an official said on Monday...

US Targets Chinese Uighur Militants, Taliban in Afghanistan

US Targets Chinese  Uighur Militants, Taliban  in Afghanistan

Fabruary 12, 2018

KABUL - An air raid last Sunday on Badakhshan set a record for the number of precision-guided munitions launched at one time from a B-52 bomber, the US military said. The US military says ...

Pakistan-Afghanistan Talks End without Progress

Pakistan-Afghanistan Talks End without Progress

Fabruary 12, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Afghanistan’s two-day dialogue with Pakistan ended on Saturday without progress on issues dividing the two countries and fueling bilateral tensions...

IEC to Start Work on Voters List in April

IEC to Start Work  on Voters List in April

Fabruary 12, 2018

KABUL - The IEC said they will hire between 30,000 and 40,000 people on a contract basis to register eligible voters for the upcoming elections...

First Yoga Center Opens in Balkh

First Yoga Center Opens in Balkh

Fabruary 12, 2018

MAZAR-E-SHARIF - The Balkh physical education department along with the Indian consulate in the province has started a yoga center in Mazar-e-Sharif ...

Entrance Exams for Afghan Sandhurst Military Academy Held in the East

Entrance Exams for Afghan Sandhurst Military Academy Held in the East

Fabruary 12, 2018

KABUL -The entrance exam for the Afghan military academy, Afghan Sandhurst, was organized in East of Afghanistan where around 450 graduates ...

First Uzbek-Afghan Joint Security Commission Held

First Uzbek-Afghan Joint Security Commission Held

Fabruary 12, 2018

TASHKENT - the first meeting of the Uzbek-Afghan joint commission on security issues was held in Tashkent. The agreement on establishment of the ...

First Uzbek-Afghan Joint Security Commission Held

First Uzbek-Afghan Joint Security Commission Held

Fabruary 12, 2018

TASHKENT - the first meeting of the Uzbek-Afghan joint commission on security issues was held in Tashkent. The agreement on establishment of the ...

Afghanistan, Pakistan Delegations Meet in Islamabad

Afghanistan, Pakistan Delegations Meet in Islamabad

Fabruary 11, 2018

KABUL - Afghan government delegation which arrived in Islamabad on Friday has started talks with their Pakistani counterparts under the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity ...

Fencing Along Pak-Afghan Border to Help Eliminate Terrorism: Khawaja Asif

Fencing Along Pak-Afghan Border to Help Eliminate Terrorism: Khawaja Asif

Fabruary 11, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that the fencing along the porous Pak-Afghan border will stop cross border infiltration of militants and help eliminate terrorism...

Kabul Records ‘Sharp Rise’ in Crime in Past Week

Kabul Records ‘Sharp Rise’ in Crime in Past Week

Fabruary 11, 2018

KABUL - Despite Kabul police recording over 60 incidents of crime in the past week, the MoI says crime has dropped by 40% in the last month...

NDS Arrests 8 Daesh Members in Kabul

NDS Arrests 8 Daesh Members in Kabul

Fabruary 11, 2018

KABUL - In a statement issued by the intelligence agency, the insurgents had been involved in a range of activities including assassinations...

Afghanistan Beats Zimbabwe in First of Five ODI Matches

Afghanistan Beats Zimbabwe in First of Five ODI Matches

Fabruary 11, 2018

SHARJAH - Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 154 runs in Friday night’s One Day International in the UAE. Afghanistan’s National Cricket team on Friday ...

Sayyaf in Saudi Arabia for Talks with Officials

Sayyaf in Saudi Arabia for Talks with Officials

Fabruary 11, 2018

KABUL - The former Jihadi leader is in Saudi Arabia for talks with officials on the existence of extremism and terrorism in Muslim countries...

Trump, MoDi Discuss Afghanistan, Myanmar, Maldives, North Korea: White House

Trump, MoDi Discuss Afghanistan, Myanmar, Maldives, North Korea: White House

Fabruary 10, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke by phone on Thursday, discussing topics including the political crisis in ...

RSM Vows to Eliminate Taliban, their Financial Resources

RSM Vows to Eliminate Taliban, their Financial Resources

Fabruary 10, 2018

KABUL - The Resolute Support Mission (RSM) on Thursday announced intensifying attacks on militant groups, saying the Taliban would be eliminated along with their financial sources...

Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed in US Drone Strike

Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed in US Drone Strike

Fabruary 10, 2018

KABUL - Sources say Khan Saeed Sajna had ties with Pakistani military and was the biggest supporter of Haqqani network...

Air Force Conducts 51 Flights as Offensives Continue

Air Force Conducts 51 Flights as Offensives Continue

Fabruary 10, 2018

KABUL - Defense Ministry says the military operations were carried out to clear areas of militants and ensure the safety of the people...

Politicians Warn Govt Against Taking Action to Prolong Tenure

Politicians Warn Govt Against Taking Action to Prolong Tenure

Fabruary 10, 2018

KABUL - The warning comes after the president reportedly held meetings with certain former Jihadi leaders in what is believed to be a bid to form a grand council...

Afghan Forces Inflict Heavy Losses to Taliban: Nicholson

Afghan Forces Inflict Heavy Losses to Taliban: Nicholson

Fabruary 10, 2018

KABUL - Afghan Army Chief of Staff says all districts which have been captured by the Taliban will be retaken in the near future...

US will Reportedly Spend $45 Bln on War in Afghanistan in 2018

US will Reportedly Spend $45 Bln on War in Afghanistan in 2018

Fabruary 08, 2018

MOSCOW - The United States will spend $45 billion on military operations in Afghanistan in 2018, local media reported, citing a senior Pentagon official...

Kunduz Officials Hold Talks as Security Remains Fragile

Kunduz Officials Hold Talks as Security Remains Fragile

Fabruary 08, 2018

KUNDUZ - Kunduz officials and provincial council members said there is a need for cooperation among security agencies to maintain law-and-order in the province...

Afghan Refugees Contribute 10% to Country’s Gross Income

Afghan Refugees Contribute 10% to Country’s Gross Income

Fabruary 08, 2018

KABUL - A World Bank study has found migrants working abroad are helping to drive the economy as they regularly send money home. A newly released report by the World ...

Former Afghan Leader Urges Sanctions on Pakistan Officials

Former Afghan Leader Urges Sanctions on Pakistan Officials

Fabruary 08, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan's former president has lashed out at both the United States and Pakistan, accusing them of using the Afghan war to further their own interests and ...

Afghan Officials Welcome US Raids on Taliban

Afghan Officials Welcome US Raids on Taliban

Fabruary 08, 2018

KABUL - The Afghan government has welcomed the US Air Force B-52 airstrikes on Taliban targets in the north of Afghanistan and called for more raids on the resurgent group...

10 Taliban Insurgents Lay Down Arms, Join Peace Process

10 Taliban Insurgents Lay Down Arms, Join Peace Process

Fabruary 08, 2018

JALALABAD - Ten Taliban fighters in Nangarhar joined the peace process and handed over their weapons and ammunition...

Afghanistan-Indonesia to Open Air Corridor

Afghanistan-Indonesia to Open Air Corridor

Fabruary 07, 2018

KABUL - Commerce ministry said Afghanistan and Indonesia have formed committees to work on opening an air corridor between the two countries...

India Pledges $100m for Afghan Projects

India Pledges $100m for Afghan Projects

Fabruary 07, 2018

KABUL - The money will be invested in 108 small development projects in different parts of the country. An agreement was signed between Indian Ambassador to Kabul ...