Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Rashid Khan Sets Up Charity to Help Child Orphans

Rashid Khan Sets Up Charity to Help Child Orphans

August 11, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan’s leg spin sensation Rashid Khan has announced establishing a charity organization that would in the first phase help about 500 orphaned children ...

China Interested in Joining TAPI Pipeline Project

China Interested in  Joining TAPI Pipeline Project

August 11, 2018

KABUL - Originating at the giant Galkynysh gas field in Turkmenistan, the $9.6 billion TAPI (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India) pipeline involves the four ...

Herat Land Transport Revenue up by 40pc

Herat Land Transport  Revenue up by 40pc

August 11, 2018

HERAT CITY - The revenue from land transport in western Herat province has surged by 40 percent, an official said on Thursday.
Transport Department Director Najebullah ...

Hajj Flights Operation Completed: Ministry

Hajj Flights Operation  Completed: Ministry

August 11, 2018

KABUL - The Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs on Friday announced completing the pre-hajj flights operation ...

Mattis Says Taliban under Increasing Pressure to Reconcile

Mattis Says Taliban under  Increasing Pressure to Reconcile

August 09, 2018

KABUL - The US defense secretary said that the reconciliation portion of the strategy is the most important of all pillars.
The South Asia Strategy...

Climate Change in Afghanistan a Common Challenge: EU

Climate Change in Afghanistan a Common Challenge: EU

August 09, 2018

KABUL - The impact of climate change on Afghanistan, one of the most affected countries, and ways to collectively mitigate the consequences of continually rising temperatures were ...

Govt Plans to Hand Ghazni Over to Taliban: Activists

Govt Plans to Hand Ghazni Over to Taliban: Activists

August 09, 2018

KABUL - Some civil society activists on Wednesday accused the government of intending to hand southern Ghazi province among others over to the Taliban, thus delaying the upcoming ...

President Ghani Hints at a Second Ceasefire with Taliban Militants

President Ghani Hints at a Second Ceasefire with Taliban Militants

August 09, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday assessed the general security situation during his trip to central Kapisa province.
A statement from the Presidential Palace ...

No Biometric System for Parliamentary Polls: IEC Chief

No Biometric System for  Parliamentary Polls: IEC Chief

August 09, 2018

KABUL - Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief Abdul Badi Sayyad said at a press conference in Kabul on Wednesday that the commission will not be using a biometric system ...

Maidan Wardak Residents Close Kabul-Ghazni Highway

Maidan Wardak Residents Close Kabul-Ghazni Highway

August 09, 2018

KABUL - Thousands of protesters in central MaidanWardak province on Wednesday shut the Kabul-Ghazni-Bamyan highway for traffic.
Residents of Nirkh, Jalrez and Behsud ...

Mostly Taliban Inmates Freed Under HIA Deal: Samar

Mostly Taliban Inmates  Freed Under HIA Deal: Samar

August 07, 2018

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) chief Sima Samar on Monday said the Taliban made majority of prisoners released under the government-Hezbi ...

US-Taliban Talks ‘Delegitimizes’ the Afghan Govt

US-Taliban Talks  ‘Delegitimizes’ the  Afghan Govt

August 07, 2018

WASHINGOTN - Ryan Crocker said the Taliban “got what they wanted” in terms of the US, and not the Afghan government, meeting with them...

OIC Stresses Trust Building between Afghan Warring Sides

OIC Stresses Trust  Building between Afghan Warring Sides

August 07, 2018

KABUL - Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) spokesman HuseyinAvniBostali has called for creation of trust between the warring parties in Afghanistan...

CEO: US-Taliban Contact to Encourage Intra-Afghan Talks

CEO: US-Taliban Contact to  Encourage Intra-Afghan Talks

August 07, 2018

KABUL - CEO Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said political parties and the public should be assured of transparency in the upcoming polls, saying surrendering Daesh rebels in Jawzjan ...

Taliban Commander Killed While Building Bomb

Taliban Commander  Killed While Building Bomb

August 07, 2018

LASHKARGAH - Helmand officials said the Taliban commander and two others were killed and seven children and four women were wounded in the explosion...

Need for Crackdown on Non-State Actors Stressed

Need for Crackdown on  Non-State Actors Stressed

August 07, 2018

PESHAWAR - Peace in the region is closely linked with stability Afghanistan and Pakistan, says a panel of experts.
The neighbours should synergise their efforts...

Islamic State Says it Carried out Afghan Shi’ite Mosque Bombing

Islamic State Says it Carried out Afghan Shi’ite Mosque Bombing

August 06, 2018

CAIRO - Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a Shi’ite Muslim mosque in eastern Afghanistan that killed 39 people and wounded ...

Presidential Palace Reject Comments Associated to First Lady

Presidential Palace Reject  Comments Associated to First Lady

August 06, 2018

KABUL - First Lady BibiGul has not expressed views regarding different tribes, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Saturday...

Ghani Visits Mosque Attack Victims in Hospital

Ghani Visits Mosque  Attack Victims in Hospital

August 06, 2018

KABUL - The IECC said it would start reviewing appeals lodged by disqualified candidates “with links to armed groups” from Monday...

‘Most Candidates Appeal’ IECC’s Decision to Disqualify Them

‘Most Candidates Appeal’ IECC’s Decision to Disqualify Them

August 06, 2018

KABUL - The IECC said it would start reviewing appeals lodged by disqualified candidates “with links to armed groups” from Monday. ..

Insecure Roads Keep Tourists from Visiting Bamyan

Insecure Roads Keep  Tourists from Visiting Bamyan

August 06, 2018

BAMYAN CITY - The number of tourists visiting heritage sites in central Bamyan province has declined and may further decrease due to insecurity on highways, provincial information ...

Fruit Exports Increase as New Air Corridors Sought

Fruit Exports Increase  as New Air Corridors Sought

August 06, 2018

KABUL - Officials have said that additional air freight routes are being sought that could include Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
The Office of the Senior Advisor to the President ...

Govt Criticized Over Paktia Mosque Explosions

Govt Criticized Over  Paktia Mosque Explosions

August 05, 2018

KABUL - Paktia police chief said they have launched an investigation into the attack but that no group has yet claimed responsibility. 
The victims of the deadly twin ...

Groundbreaking Ceremony for TAPI Pipeline Project Soon

Groundbreaking Ceremony  for TAPI Pipeline Project Soon

August 05, 2018

KABUL - Pakistan’s incoming government will soon perform the groundbreaking ceremony for a four-nation gas pipeline project.
Turkmenistan and Afghanistan ...

Peace Movement Urges EU to Work for Stability in Afghanistan

Peace Movement Urges EU to  Work for Stability in Afghanistan

August 05, 2018

KABUL - People’s Peace Movement while carrying photographs of war victims on Saturday asked the European Union to cooperate Afghans in achieving peace and stability ...

Taliban Mulling Change in Doha Office Leadership

Taliban Mulling Change in Doha Office Leadership

August 05, 2018

KABUL - The Taliban have been planning to change the leadership of its political office in Doha, the capital of Qatar, a well-placed source within the Taliban said on ...

Ghani Strongly Condemns Paktia Mosque Attack

Ghani Strongly Condemns  Paktia Mosque Attack

August 04, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani on Friday strongly condemned a terrorist attack on a Shiite mosque in the capital of southeastern Paktia province, in which dozens of people were wounded and wounded...

China to Provide Aid to Drought, Flood-Affected Afghans: Envoy

China to Provide Aid to Drought, Flood-Affected Afghans: Envoy

August 04, 2018

KABUL - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has met with the Chinese ambassador who said China would offer assistance to drought and flood-affected Afghans, the Afghan Presidential ...

Commandos Free 61 Prisoners from Taliban Jail in Helmand

Commandos Free 61 Prisoners from Taliban Jail in Helmand

August 04, 2018

KABUL - The operation was carried out by Battalion 7 of Afghan Special Force Unit in Kajaki district in Helmand, an army commander said...

IEC Announces Date for Presidential Elections

IEC Announces Date for  Presidential Elections

August 01, 2018

KABUL - Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday afternoon announced it has set the date for presidential elections for next year.

Abdullah Calls on People to Mobilize for Peace

Abdullah Calls on People  to Mobilize for Peace

August 01, 2018

KABUL - the Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah calls for mobilization of Afghan people to bring peace to the country...

Zakhilwal to Discuss Nangarhar Situation with Ghani

Zakhilwal to Discuss Nangarhar Situation  with Ghani

August 01, 2018

KABUL - Ambassador to Pakistan Dr. Omar Zakhilwal has expressed concern over insecurity in eastern Nangarhar province, saying he will discuss the issue with President Ashraf Ghani ...

Roadside Bomb Hits Bus, Killing 11 and Wounding 31

Roadside Bomb Hits Bus, Killing 11 and Wounding 31

August 01, 2018

FARAH CITY - A roadside bomb which hit a bus in restive western Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least 11 people and wounded 31, mostly women and children, officials said...

US Warns Against IMF Bailout for Pakistan That Aids China

US Warns Against IMF Bailout  for Pakistan That Aids China

August 01, 2018

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Monday that any potential International Monetary Fund bailout for Pakistan’s new government should not provide ...

President Praises Afghan Robotics Team’s Gains

President Praises Afghan  Robotics Team’s Gains

August 01, 2018

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has directed the construction of a school with focus on science and robot-making, a statement from the Presidential Palace said on Tuesday...