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Pompeo, Lavrov Confer on Afghanistan

Pompeo, Lavrov  Confer on Afghanistan

July 15,2020

KABUL - Top diplomat from the US and Russia have discusses the current situation in Afghanistan, including reports of bounties offered to Taliban for killing American soldiers...

Politicians Criticize Abdullah for Inactivity in New Role

Politicians Criticize Abdullah for  Inactivity in New Role

July 15,2020

KABUL - Abdullah Abdullah was criticized by some politicians on Monday who said he has not done anything for peace so far while he has been assigned to lead the national ...

Five Bases Closed in Afghanistan: US Official

Five Bases Closed in Afghanistan:  US Official

July 15,2020

HELMAND - A US official in Kabul, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Tuesday that the five bases closed in Afghanistan--in compliance with the US-Taliban ...

NATO Doesn’t Want to be in Afghanistan Forever

NATO Doesn’t Want to be in  Afghanistan Forever

July 15,2020

KABUL - A veteran NATO diplomat says Kabul’s concerns at increasing Taliban-linked violence and its refusal to free the rebel group’s remaining prisoners are valid...

Undercover Police Patrol Kabul Streets: MoI

Undercover Police  Patrol Kabul Streets: MoI

July 15,2020

KABUL - Afghanistan's deputy interior minister on Tuesday announced formation of undercover police who patrol streets in Kabul.
It is part of a new security charter plan ...

Afghan-Japan Hospital: Toilet Paper Costs 115afs

Afghan-Japan Hospital:  Toilet Paper Costs 115afs

July 15,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has spent above eight million afghanis additional amount purchasing medicines, medical equipment and health products at exorbitant ...

Taliban, Al Qaeda, Daesh Carry Out Joint Attack on Security Checkpoint in Badakhshan: Official

Taliban, Al Qaeda, Daesh Carry Out Joint Attack on  Security Checkpoint in Badakhshan: Official

July 14,2020

BADAKHSHAN - Seven Afghan security forces were killed in a joint assault by the Taliban, al Qaeda and Daesh on a checkpoint in northeast Badakhshan province, an official said Monday...

Dozens Hospitalized after Blast Near NDS Office in Samangan

Dozens  Hospitalized after Blast Near NDS  Office in Samangan

July 14,2020

SAMANGAN - A suicide car bomb explosion claimed by the Taliban happened on Monday morning in front of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) compound in Aybak ...

Nearly Three-Quarters of Afghan Children Want to Return to School: Survey

Nearly Three-Quarters of Afghan  Children Want to Return to School: Survey

July 13,2020

KABUL - Nearly three-quarters of children in Afghanistan simply want to go back to school and play with their friends, according to a survey by Save the Children...

Pakistan Decides to Allow Afghan Exports to India Via Wagah Border

Pakistan Decides to  Allow Afghan Exports to  India Via Wagah Border

July 14,2020

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Monday said it has decided to resume Afghan exports through Wagah border crossing from 15 July.
“At the special request of the Government of Afghanistan ...

Wolesi Jirga Panel Praises Pajhwok Afghan News

Wolesi Jirga Panel Praises Pajhwok  Afghan News

July 14,2020

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga’s religious and cultural commission on Sunday praised activities of Pajhwok Afghan News and Hasht-i-Subh ...

Wolesi Jirga Rejects 2 Presidential Legislative Decrees

Wolesi Jirga Rejects  2 Presidential Legislative Decrees

July 14,2020

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga on Monday rejected two legislative presidential decrees promoting the Petroleum Enterprise to a National Gas and Petroleum Authority and the National ...

Ancient Citadel in Kabul Being Restored

Ancient Citadel in  Kabul Being Restored

July 14,2020

KABUL - An ancient citadel in downtown Kabul, which covers 48,000 square meters and has existed for more than one and a half centuries, is being restored...

Abdullah Will Soon Finalize List of Ministerial Nominees

Abdullah Will Soon Finalize List of Ministerial Nominees

July 13,2020

KABUL - Chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, will soon finalize list of nominees for ministerial positions, his spokesman said on Sunday...

Sediqqi: Taliban Must Join Peace Process in ‘Real Way’

Sediqqi:  Taliban Must Join  Peace Process in  ‘Real Way’

July 13,2020

KABUL - Presidential Palace spokesman Sediq Sediqqi on Sunday criticized the Taliban for the escalation of violence and argued the Taliban must "enter the peace process ...

70-Meter Wall Costs Afghan Embassy $1.8m

70-Meter Wall Costs  Afghan Embassy $1.8m

July 13,2020

KABUL - The Afghanistan Embassy in the United States has reconstructed its boundary wall measuring 70 meters at a cost of around 1,825,839 US dollars after its reconstruction ...

MoF Demands Municipalities Report on Bread Program Finances

MoF Demands  Municipalities Report on Bread Program Finances

July 13,2020

KABUL - Amid widespread reports of corruption, the Afghan Ministry of Finance on Saturday called on the Kabul Municipality and other municipalities in the 32 provinces ...

Ex-Afghan Minister: Pentagon Investing for Iranophobia in Afghanistan

Ex-Afghan Minister: Pentagon Investing for Iranophobia in Afghanistan

July 13,2020

TEHRAN - Former Afghan Information Minister Abdolkarim Khorram said the US department of defense has bribed media outlets in Afghanistan to stage propaganda against the Fatemiyoun ...

Islah Editor-In-Chief Dies of Coronavirus

Islah  Editor-In-Chief  Dies of Coronavirus

July 13,2020

KABUL - Dad Mohammad Unabi, editor-in-chief of Daily Islah, died of the coronavirus on Sunday morning, the newspaper reported...

Over 500 Taliban-Requested Detainees May Not Be Released: Sediqqi

Over 500 Taliban-Requested Detainees May Not Be Released: Sediqqi

July 13,2020

KABUL - The Afghan government on Saturday said that there are serious reservations about the release of over 500 Taliban prisoners within the country’s legal and judicial ...

Herat Protest Asks Health Minister to Resign or Apologize

Herat Protest Asks Health Minister to  Resign or Apologize

July 13,2020

HERAT CITY - Hundreds of residents and supporters of volunteer health workers staged a protest demonstration in front of the Governor’s House in this western city ...

Coronavirus Prevention Committee Approves Plan to Change Working Hours of Government Offices

Coronavirus Prevention Committee  Approves Plan to Change Working Hours of  Government Offices

July 12,2020

KABUL - According to the plan by the Emergency Committee to Prevent the Outbreak of the Coronavirus, the working hours of Afghan government offices will be set from eight in the morning ...

28 Georgian Soldiers Infected with Coronavirus in Afghanistan

28 Georgian Soldiers  Infected with Coronavirus in Afghanistan

July 12,2020

KABUL - At least 28 Georgian soldiers have reportedly contracted the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Afghanistan, it has been reported.
The local Georgian media outlets ...

Rudrendra Tandon Is India’s Next Envoy to Afghanistan, Vikram Doraiswami to Move to Dhaka

Rudrendra Tandon Is  India’s Next Envoy to  Afghanistan, Vikram Doraiswami to Move to Dhaka

July 12,2020

NEW DELHI - The Modi government has decided to appoint Rudrendra Tandon as the new envoy to Afghanistan and Vikram Doraiswami as high commissioner to Dhaka....

US Pilot Rescued as AAF Plane Crashes in Baghlan

US Pilot Rescued as  AAF Plane Crashes in Baghlan

July 12,2020

KABUL - A US Air Force pilot safely ejected from an Afghan Air Force (AAF) light attack plane before it crashed in northern Baghlan province, officials say...

Lavrov Spurns US Claims of Russian Bounties

Lavrov Spurns US Claims of Russian Bounties

July 12,2020

KABUL - Despite the presence of US and coalition forces in Afghanistan for the past 20 years, the illicit drug commerce has flourished in the war-torn country ...

Explosion Reported Close to A Ministry Compound in Kabul City

Explosion Reported Close to A  Ministry Compound in Kabul City

July 12,2020

KABUL - An explosion went off close to the Ministry of Public Works in Kabul city earlier today with the preliminary reports indicating the blast wounded at least two people...

172 Positive Cases of Coronavirus in The Country

172 Positive Cases of  Coronavirus in  The Country

July 12,2020

KABUL - The Ministry of Public Health says 172 positive cases of the coronavirus have been reported in the past 24 hours.
“In the last twenty-four hours, 172 out ...

1 NDS Personnel Killed, 3 Wounded in Paktia Blast

1 NDS Personnel Killed, 3 Wounded in Paktia Blast

July 12,2020

GARDEZ - One National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel was killed and three others wounded in a roadside bomb blast in southeastern Paktia province on ...

World Bank Pledges $200M to Protect Afghan Businesses

World Bank Pledges $200M to  Protect Afghan Businesses

July 11,2020

KABUL - The World Bank Board on Friday approved a $200 million grant to help Afghanistan mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and provide relief to vulnerable people and businesses ...

US Defense Sec. Esper Was Briefed on Russian Bounties

US Defense Sec. Esper Was Briefed on Russian Bounties

July 11,2020

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Thursday confirmed that he had been briefed on information about Russian payments to the Taliban in Afghanistan ...

DABS to Supply Fiber Optics to Telecom Industry

DABS to Supply  Fiber Optics to Telecom Industry

July 11,2020

KABUL - The Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) said Wednesday that the country's power utility, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, also known as DABS ...

Strong and Positive Signal Needed in Afghanistan’s Anti-Corruption Efforts: Donors

Strong and Positive Signal Needed in  Afghanistan’s Anti-Corruption Efforts: Donors

July 11,2020

KABUL - International donors on Thursday expressed deep concern about the slowdown in Afghanistan's ant-corruption efforts, as recently reported by the United Nations. ...

‘Addressing Widespread Corruption Crucial for Sustainable Peace’

‘Addressing Widespread Corruption  Crucial for Sustainable Peace’

July 11,2020

KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has said addressing widespread corruption was crucial for sustainable peace and prosperity in Afghanistan ...

Taliban Gives Afghan Government Revised List of Prisoners

Taliban Gives Afghan  Government Revised  List of Prisoners

July 11,2020

KABUL - The Taliban has provided with the Afghan government a revised list of several hundred of their prisoners, according to Afghan officials...