Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, April 27th, 2018

Hundreds of Afghan Women Set to Join the Government Workforce

Hundreds of Afghan  Women Set to Join the  Government Workforce

April 19, 2018

Kabul - At least 400 Afghan women graduated today from an internship program aimed at providing Afghanistan with a pool of educated women ready to join the government ...

Japan Announces $11.6m to Improve Kabul Road Access

Japan Announces $11.6m to Improve Kabul Road Access

April 19, 2018

KABUL - Japan announced $11.6 million in new assistance for road projects in line with Kabul City Master Plan under an agreement signed at the Embassy of Japan here on Wednesday ...

Border Forces CRU Commander Killed in Kandahar Blast

Border Forces CRU Commander Killed in Kandahar Blast

April 19, 2018

KANDAHAR - The CRU commander was killed when a magnetic mine on his vehicle was detonated in Kandahar city.
Colonel Janan Mama, the commander ...

13-Year-Old Child Kidnapped in Parwan

13-Year-Old Child Kidnapped in Parwan

April 19, 2018

CHARIKAR - Unidentified people kidnapped a 13-year-old child from first police district of Charikar, the capital of central Parwan province on Wednesday ...

76,000 Voters Registered in 4 Days, Says IEC

76,000 Voters Registered in 4 Days, Says IEC

April 19, 2018

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said the registration of voters was on the increase, with 76,000, including 18,450 women, documented over the last four days....

Sticker Attachment Slows Voter Registration: MPs

Sticker Attachment Slows  Voter Registration: MPs

April 19, 2018

KABUL - Some Wolesi Jirga (lower house) members on Wednesday expressed concern over the attachment of a sticker to paper identity cards of those registering to vote...

Salt Mine Contract Cancelled after Lithium, Uranium Found

Salt Mine Contract Cancelled after Lithium, Uranium Found

April 18, 2018

KABUL - The ministry of mines has terminated the Ghoryan salt mine contract after the discovery of the valuable minerals in Herat.
Ministry of Mines and Petroleum ...

Over 47,000 People Register to Vote in Past Three Days

Over 47,000 People  Register to Vote in Past Three Days

April 18, 2018

KABUL - The IEC has said they are working on an awareness campaign to inform people about the process. The Independent Election Commission ...

Top Officials Visit Kandahar to Assess Security

Top Officials Visit Kandahar to Assess Security

April 18, 2018

KABUL - Security officials in Afghanistan, both local and foreign, visited Kandahar province on Monday and called on the residents to participate in the election process...

UN Assures Full Support for Upcoming Elections

UN Assures Full Support for Upcoming Elections

April 18, 2018

KABUL - UN Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto on Tuesday welcomed the launch voters’ registration process and assured full support to ...

Meshrano Jirga Condemns Pakistan for Border Violation

Meshrano Jirga Condemns  Pakistan for Border Violation

April 18, 2018

KABUL - A number of Meshrano Jirga or upper house members on Tuesday termed Pakistan forces’ attacks on Zazai Maidan district of Khost province and parts of Kunar ...

IEC Records Increase in Turnout at Registration Centers

IEC Records Increase in  Turnout at Registration Centers

April 17, 2018

KABUL - After a slow start, more people are making their way to voter registration centers to sign up. In the first two days, following the launch of ...

Afghanistan Returns Captured Pakistani Soldier, Five Bodies

Afghanistan Returns Captured  Pakistani Soldier, Five Bodies

April 17, 2018

KHOST - Afghan tribesmen on Monday returned a Pakistani soldier they captured in a deadly skirmish along the countries’ border, as well as the bodies of five...

Turkey Reaches Out to Orphans in Afghanistan

Turkey Reaches Out to Orphans in Afghanistan

April 17, 2018

KABUL - Ankara has identified child welfare as one of the areas where it can help the war-ravaged country where four decades of violence have left more ...

Iran Backs Restoration of Peace, Development in Afghanistan

Iran Backs Restoration of Peace, Development in Afghanistan

April 17, 2018

KABUL - Head of Iran's High Council of Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijiani said on Sunday that Iran fully supports restoration of peace and development in Afghanistan ...

Afghan Soldiers Attend Joint Gulf Shield Military Exercise

Afghan Soldiers Attend Joint  Gulf Shield Military Exercise

April 17, 2018

KABUL - The military exercise was held over a month in Saudi Arabia and formally ended on Monday. Afghan National Army soldiers, who took part in

Terrorism Has No Link to Islam: Arab League

Terrorism Has No Link to Islam: Arab League

April 17, 2018

KABUL - The 29th Arab Summit -- Al-Quds Summit -- has strongly condemned attempts to link terrorism to Islam, a religion that sets great store by peace...

Danish, Mohaqiq Urge Afghans to Register as Voters

Danish, Mohaqiq Urge Afghans to Register as Voters

April 16, 2018

KABUL - Vice president Sarwar Danish and second deputy chief executive officer Mohammad Mohaqiq on Sunday welcomed the official launch of the voter’s registration ...

Political Parties Call for Role in Election Process

Political Parties Call for Role in Election Process

April 16, 2018

KABUL - Twenty eight political parties have said if their demands aren’t met they will stop cooperating with the IEC.
Officials from ...

Ghani Orders Territorial Army to be Mobilized

Ghani Orders Territorial  Army to be Mobilized

April 16, 2018

KABUL - The defense ministry said the first group of territorial army soldiers have been recruited and will soon be deployed to their posts...

Voter Registration Gets off to Slow Start

Voter Registration Gets off to Slow Start

April 16, 2018

KABUL - IEC officials have encouraged members of the public to register to vote in the upcoming elections.
Independent Election ...

Georgian Peacekeepers Conduct Training in Afghanistan

Georgian Peacekeepers Conduct Training in Afghanistan

April 16, 2018

KABUL - Georgian troops serving in the international peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan are honing their skills by training Afghan servicemen in practical ...

DABs Engineers Working to Restore Kabul Power

DABs Engineers Working to Restore Kabul Power

April 16, 2018

KABUL - Power company officials said with the help of local tribal elders, technicians have been able to get to the downed pylon.
Afghanistan’s power ...

Afghan President Asks Taliban to Take Part in Elections

Afghan President Asks Taliban to Take Part in Elections

April 15, 2018

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday called upon the Taliban to take part in the forthcoming district and parliamentary elections in the war-ravaged ...

Dostum, Rabbani Discuss Elections, Political Coalition in Turkey Meeting

Dostum, Rabbani Discuss Elections, Political Coalition in Turkey Meeting

April 15, 2018

ANKARA - The leaders of Jamiat-e-Islami and Junbish-e-Millie parties Salahuddin Rabbani and General Abdul Rashid Dostum met in Ankara Turkey to discuss the future plans ...

Bahrami, Swaraj Discuss Peace, Counterinsurgency Efforts

Bahrami, Swaraj Discuss Peace,  Counterinsurgency Efforts

April 15, 2018

NEW DELHI - The defense minister says the Afghan people and government would like India to continue to play a "greater role" in the country...

Quetta-Kandahar Railway Service under Consideration: Ahsan

Quetta-Kandahar Railway  Service under Consideration: Ahsan

April 15, 2018

BEIJING - Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal said on Thursday that Pakistan and Afghanistan are planning to start a railway service from ...

Fighting in Afghanistan’s North Disrupts Kabul’s Power Supply

Fighting in Afghanistan’s North  Disrupts Kabul’s Power Supply

April 15, 2018

KABUL - Fresh fighting in northern Afghanistan has disrupted the electric supply to Kabul and several provinces for the second time in less than three weeks...

SIGAR Finds Military Fuel Theft a Lucrative Business

SIGAR Finds Military Fuel  Theft a Lucrative Business

April 15, 2018

KABUL - In a new report, SIGAR states that mechanisms need to be implemented to monitor fuel levels and usage.
The Special Inspector General...

US Strategy Turns Afghan Uncertainty into Certainty

US Strategy Turns Afghan Uncertainty into Certainty

April 14, 2018

WASHINGTON - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday told lawmakers that the uncertainty in South Asia and Afghanistan has been replaced by certainty in the ...

Afghan Conflict Causes More than 2,000 Civilian Casualties in First Quarter of 2018: UN

Afghan Conflict Causes More than 2,000  Civilian Casualties in First Quarter of 2018: UN

April 14, 2018

KABUL - Armed conflict in Afghanistan killed 763 civilians and injured 1,495 in the first three months of this year, the United Nations mission there said Thursday...

Afghan Carpet Industry Hit Hard by Growing Violence

Afghan Carpet  Industry Hit Hard by Growing Violence

April 14, 2018

Kabul - Afghanistan’s prized carpet industry has seen its sales drop by half in the last year, as the country grapples with militant violence and friction with ...

Voter Registration Set to Launch Today

Voter Registration  Set to Launch Today

April 14, 2018

KABUL - Officials from the IEC said the first phase of the voter registration process will start on Saturday.
The Independent Election ...

Afghanistan Has a Passing Reference in Pompeo’s Confirmation Hearing Remarks

Afghanistan Has a Passing  Reference in Pompeo’s Confirmation Hearing Remarks

April 14, 2018

WASHINGTON - Situation in Afghanistan, where the United States is engaged in the longest war in its history, found a passing reference in the 13-page confirmation ...

Peace Process Leaves Politicians Unimpressed

Peace Process Leaves  Politicians Unimpressed

April 14, 2018

KABUL - Senior officials from former president Hamid Karzai’s cabinet said the peace process is facing a crisis.
Addressing guests at...