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  • MEHWAR: 70pc Of Afghans Dismayed At Wolesi Jirga

    MEHWAR: 70pc Of Afghans Dismayed At Wolesi Jirga

    A recent survey by Freedom House of Afghanistan reveals that almost 70 percent of people are not satisfied with the activity of the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament).According to the survey, 64 percent of respondents have said they would not…
    - 14 Dec 16, 10:11am -
  • Syria Rebels To Leave Aleppo Under Evacuation Deal

    Syria Rebels To Leave Aleppo Under Evacuation Deal

    Civilians and rebel fighters were to start evacuating from Syria's Aleppo Wednesday under a deal that would end years of opposition resistance in the city.The evacuations which were expected to begin at 0300 GMT, according to the Syrian Observatory…
    - 14 Dec 16, 6:43am -
  • TOLOnews 10pm News 13 December 2016

    TOLOnews 10pm News 13 December 2016

    Top news in this Bulletin:Former Jawzjan governor and ex-member of the National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan, Ahmad Eshchi, who was allegedly assaulted by the First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum last month, claims that he was also sexually a…
    - 14 Dec 16, 6:28am -
  • Govt To Probe Eshchi's Claims Of Assault By Dostum

    Govt To Probe Eshchi's Claims Of Assault By Dostum

    The Presidential Palace said in statement that the National Unity Government (NUG) will investigate former Jawzjan governor Ahmad Eshchi's claims of assault by First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum and his men.According to the statement,…
    - 14 Dec 16, 6:16am -
  • Afghan Boy Meets His Idol Messi

    Afghan Boy Meets His Idol Messi

    An Afghan boy who became an internet sensation after pictures of him wearing an improvised Lionel Messi football shirt went viral finally got to meet his superstar idol on Tuesday.Murtaza Ahmadi met the Barcelona forward in Doha, where the Spanish…
    - 14 Dec 16, 3:41am -
  • TAWDE KHABARE: Kabul Reiterates Its Call To UN To Lift Sanctions Against Hekmatyar

    TAWDE KHABARE: Kabul Reiterates Its Call To UN To Lift Sanctions Against Hekmatyar

    The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday reiterated its call to the UN to lift sanctions against Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.In this episode of Tawde Khabare, host Zabiullah Sadat discusses the topic with the following…
    - 13 Dec 16, 5:40pm -
  • TOLOnews 6pm News 13 December 2016

    TOLOnews 6pm News 13 December 2016

    Top news in this Bulletin:Former Jawzjan governor and ex-member of the National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan, Ahmad Eshchi, who was allegedly assaulted by the First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum last month, claims that he was also sexually a…
    - 13 Dec 16, 4:51pm -
  • FARAKHABAR: I Was Sexually Assaulted By Dostum And His Men: Eshchi

    FARAKHABAR: I Was Sexually Assaulted By Dostum And His Men: Eshchi

    Former Jawzjan governor and ex-member of the National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan, Ahmad Eshchi, who was allegedly assaulted by the First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum last month, claims that he was also sexually assaulted by Dostum and his…
    - 13 Dec 16, 4:38pm -
  • Kabul Reiterates Its Call To UN To Lift Sanctions Against Hekmatyar

    Kabul Reiterates Its Call To UN To Lift Sanctions Against Hekmatyar

    The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday reiterated its call to the UN to lift sanctions against Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar."Our expectation is that they (UN) officials respond positively to our recommendations," said…
    - 13 Dec 16, 3:52pm -
  • 70pc Of Afghans Dismayed Over Wolesi Jirga Performance: Survey

    70pc Of Afghans Dismayed Over Wolesi Jirga Performance: Survey

    A recent survey by Freedom House of Afghanistan reveals that almost 70 percent of people are not satisfied with the activity of the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament).According to the survey, 64 percent of respondents have said they would not…
    - 13 Dec 16, 3:44pm -

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  • newFemale Afghan singer sets concert dress on fire in a bid to calm hardliners

    Female Afghan singer sets concert dress on fire in a bid to calm hardliners

    A famous female Afghan singer Aryana Sayed has set on fire a dress which she wore during a concert, sparking furore among certain hardliners. Aryana was forced to take the step after attracting criticisms online, specifically on social media. She app…
    - 21 mins ago, 25 May 17, 6:25am -
  • newSenior Afghan defense officials jailed over Kabul military hospital attack

    Senior Afghan defense officials jailed over Kabul military hospital attack

    Several senior defense officials were jailed by a primary military court over a deadly attack on Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan hospital that left scores of people dead. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri said Major General Abdul R…
    - 1 hour ago, 25 May 17, 5:25am -
  • Senior Afghan officials arrested after passenger plane prevented to land in Bamyan

    Senior Afghan officials arrested after passenger plane prevented to land in Bamyan

    At least five people including senior security officials have been arrested after a passenger plane was prevented to land in central Bamyan province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials said the arrests were made on Wednesday afte…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 May 17, 4:21pm -
  • First leather industry starts work in Herat to curb imports worth $350m

    First leather industry starts work in Herat to curb imports worth $350m

    The first leader production firm started work in western Herat province of Afghanistan with an aim to curb import of leather products from outside the country worth almost $350 million on annual basis. The factory was inaugurated on Tuesday in the pr…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 May 17, 2:22pm -
  • Afghan and Indian officials meet in Moscow, hold talks on key issues

    Afghan and Indian officials meet in Moscow, hold talks on key issues

    The Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar met his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on the sidelines of a summit in Moscow to hold talks on key issues. The Office of the National Security Council in a statement said the two sides held on…
    - 20 hours ago, 24 May 17, 10:55am -
  • Karzai met Russian Ambassador to discuss ongoing current Afghan situation

    Karzai met Russian Ambassador to discuss ongoing current Afghan situation

    The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with the Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan to hold talks regarding the current situation in Afghanistan. The Office of the former President in a statement said the meeting was organized in the office of th…
    - 21 hours ago, 24 May 17, 10:12am -
  • Taliban attack results into closure of key highway in North of Afghanistan

    Taliban attack results into closure of key highway in North of Afghanistan

    A coordinated attack by the Taliban insurgents resulted into the closure of a key highway in North of Afghanistan on Wednesday. According to the security officials, scores of Taliban insurgents launched a coordinated attack on Baghlan-Mazar highway l…
    - 21 hours ago, 24 May 17, 10:00am -
  • Afghan man accused of killing police officer for Taliban arrested in Germany

    Afghan man accused of killing police officer for Taliban arrested in Germany

    An Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested in Germany on suspicion of having links with the Taliban group in Afghanistan. A statement by Germany’s Federal Prosecutor’s Office in a statement said the detained asylum seeker has been identified as Oa…
    - 23 hours ago, 24 May 17, 7:50am -
  • Forced diversion of passenger plane by Afghan lawmaker sparks anger

    Forced diversion of passenger plane by Afghan lawmaker sparks anger

    The forced diversion of a passenger by a member of the Afghan parliament has sparked furor both among the Afghan officials and the parliament members. The local officials in central Bamyan province said several high level officials of Bamyan airport…
    - 24 hours ago, 24 May 17, 7:00am -
  • ISIS leaders among 10 killed in East of Afghanistan

    ISIS leaders among 10 killed in East of Afghanistan

    At least ten militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group’s offshoot in Afghanistan, ISIS Khurasan, were killed during the ongoing counter-terrorism operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. Th…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 17, 6:09am -

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  • USAID assists Afghan women in learning about agricultural credit

    USAID assists Afghan women in learning about agricultural credit

    One of the most difficult challenges for women farmers and agriculture-related business owners in Afghanistan is the access to credit for their agriculture operations, and understanding how credit works forThe post USAID assists Afghan women in lear…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 May 17, 1:27pm -
  • ADB may take part in financing TAPI

    ADB may take part in financing TAPI

    The Asian Development Bank  (ADB) may join to finance the construction of the long-delayed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project, said Chin Choon Fong, senior advisor at the Central and West AsiaThe post ADB may take part in…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 17, 10:14am -
  • Pakistan wants Afghanistan to start importing their goods once again

    Pakistan wants Afghanistan to start importing their goods once again

    The Pakistani businessmen have suggested to the business community in Afghanistan that they will offer high quality, fortified foods to Afghanistan if they start importing their goods once again. AccordingThe post Pakistan wants Afghanistan to start…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 17, 10:01am -
  • Afghan women bridge gap in media by launch of TV channel

    Afghan women bridge gap in media by launch of TV channel

    Zan TV or ‘Women’s TV’, Afghanistan’s first-ever TV channel dedicated to women, begins broadcasting this Sunday. This novelty comes as Afghan media industry continues to be dominated by men andThe post Afghan women bridge gap in media by lau…
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 17, 11:55am -
  • Afghan Parliamentarian Forum in India on Natural Resource Management

    Afghan Parliamentarian Forum in India on Natural Resource Management

    A three-day parliamentarian natural resource management forum lead by the Afghanistan Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (AEITI) was held in Delhi, India from May 17-May 19. The event was organized byThe post Afghan Parliamentarian Forum…
    - 6 days ago, 19 May 17, 4:47pm -
  • Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia to sign trade agreement

    Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia to sign trade agreement

    Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi and Saudi Arabia’s Commerce Minister Majid Bin Al Qasabi met in Riyadh on Thursday to discuss a range of issues including the peace process, bilateralThe post Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia to sign trade agreement a…
    - 6 days ago, 19 May 17, 1:59pm -
  • Gender and Human Rights Training for 20 Teacher Trainers in Balkh

    Gender and Human Rights Training for 20 Teacher Trainers in Balkh

    The Afghan-German Cooperation’s program for basic education (BEPA) and the Teacher Education Directorate (TED) jointly conducted a one-week training on gender and human rights for lecturers of Teacher Training CentersThe post Gender and Human Righ…
    - 7 days ago, 18 May 17, 5:50pm -
  • Afghanistan steps up work to strengthen export sector

    Afghanistan steps up work to strengthen export sector

    Afghan industry leaders, small business owners and public sector representatives on 18 May met in Mazar-e-Sharif to explore provincial trade challenges and solutions that can feed into the ongoing designThe post Afghanistan steps up work to strength…
    - 7 days ago, 18 May 17, 5:30pm -
  • USAID provides $20mn for food security of vulnerable Afghans

    USAID provides $20mn for food security of vulnerable Afghans

    On May10, USAID announced a cash contribution of $20 million to the United Nation World Food Program’s (UNWFP) Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO).  The PRRO is designed to enhanceThe post USAID provides $20mn for food security of vul…
    - 8 days ago, 17 May 17, 1:34pm -
  • NPC approves 5 contracts including CASA-1000

    NPC approves 5 contracts including CASA-1000

    The National Procurement Authority (NPA) approved five contracts worth 1.6bn Afghanis including the CASA-1000 project during its 100th meeting session on Wednesday. According to a statement from the Afghan presidentialThe post NPC approves 5 contrac…
    - 8 days ago, 17 May 17, 11:27am -

The Guardian

  • War Machine review – Brad Pitt goes over the top in Afghan war satire
    Based on real-life events, David Michôd’s take on the war in Afghanistan plays for laughs and misses the mark Related: War Machine: let battle commence in Netflix assault on cinema Not funny enough to be satire, not realistic enough to count as po…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 17, 3:00pm -
  • Kids working on Kabul's streets get a second chance at childhood | Sune Engel Rasmussen
    Afghan parents in desperate poverty often rely on sending children to work, but a school run on donations offers young people an alternative to a life of toilOmid used to spend his days in traffic jams around Kabul, washing cars with a ragged cloth.…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 17, 11:45am -
  • German woman and Afghan guard killed by gunmen in Kabul
    Finnish woman is kidnapped after attackers storm guesthouse belonging to Swedish charity in Afghan capitalUnknown gunmen killed two people, a German woman and an Afghan guard, and abducted a Finnish woman in Kabul on Saturday evening, according to of…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 17, 11:42am -
  • Vice-president leaves Afghanistan amid torture and rape claims
    Abdul Rashid Dostum has not faced justice over allegations of kidnapping and torture, despite government’s promises of justiceAfghanistan’s vice-president has left the country after a six-month standoff following allegations that he illegally det…
    - 5 days ago, 19 May 17, 8:27pm -
  • Turnbull considers Nato request for more Australian troops in Afghanistan
    Additional personnel needed to deal with resurgent Taliban and continuing threat from Islamic State fighters Malcolm Turnbull says he is weighing up a Nato request to send more Australian troops to Afghanistan.The prime minister, who visited the regi…
    - 13 days ago, 12 May 17, 9:11am -
  • Marine A: killing Taliban fighter was 'moment of madness'
    Former Royal Marine Alexander Blackman says he still cannot explain why he killed wounded combatant Alexander Blackman, the Royal Marine sergeant convicted of killing a wounded Taliban fighter, has described his crime as a “moment of madness” but…
    - 16 days ago, 9 May 17, 1:44pm -
  • Taliban teachers: how militants are infiltrating Afghan schools
    Educators face pressure to give good marks to young fighters while others are swapping chalk for Kalashnikovs after lessonsWhen Afghan teachers are lobbied to give good marks to mediocre students, the pressure does not necessarily come from disgruntl…
    - 16 days ago, 9 May 17, 4:45am -
  • Google Maps to help settle Afghanistan-Pakistan border dispute
    Neighbouring countries to carry out geological survey using GPS and Google Maps after deadly clashes in disputed areaPakistan and Afghanistan plan to use Google Maps to help settle a border dispute that led to deadly clashes last week, officials from…
    - 17 days ago, 8 May 17, 2:31pm -
  • Head of Isis in Afghanistan confirmed killed in joint US operation
    Abdul Hasib had been reported killed but a statement from local US commander confirms his deathThe head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, has been killed by Afghan and US special forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar, according to o…
    - 17 days ago, 8 May 17, 3:20am -
  • Questions for US military after doubt cast on efficiency of Afghan bombing
    Fresh analysis suggests ‘mother of all bombs’ caused far less damage than was originally reported – raising questions over why it was dropped in the first placeAfter dropping its largest conventional bomb ever used in combat in Afghanistan on 1…
    - 20 days ago, 5 May 17, 8:30am -

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  • Two Taliban leaders killed in east Afghanistan: Nato

    Two Taliban leaders killed in east Afghanistan: Nato

    KABUL: Nato said its air strikes have killed two key local Taliban leaders in eastern Afghanistan.The international military alliance said in a statement issued on Monday that its forces killed the Taliban shadow administrator for Nangarhar province…
    - 24 Jan 11, 5:45am -
  • Ten militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

    Ten militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

    KABUL: Three suicide attackers detonated their explosives vests during a gunbattle with Afghan and coalition forces that left 10 militants and one civilian dead in Khost province of eastern Afghanistan.Provincial police chief Abdul Hakim Ishaqzia s…
    - 22 Jan 11, 11:10am -
  • Two Nato service members killed in Afghan attacks

    Two Nato service members killed in Afghan attacks

    KABUL: Nato on Thursday said two of its service members died in insurgent attacks in Afghanistan.It said one service member was killed Thursday in the north, while another was killed Wednesday in the south. It did not identify their …
    - 20 Jan 11, 5:25am -
  • Afghan underworld shows challenges for stability

    Afghan underworld shows challenges for stability

    MAHUMUD-E-RAQI, Afghanistan: The calls were threatening and they just wouldn’t stop. The extortion demand was several hundred thousands of dollars.“Or else,” said the caller.Fearful, the civil engineer started to pay. But it was never enough…
    - 18 Jan 11, 5:09am -
  • Several injured in Jalalabad explosion

    Several injured in Jalalabad explosion

    KABUL: Several people were injured in an explosion outside a music cassette shop in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan police said.General Aminullah Amirkhil, who directs the Afghan border police in four eastern provinces, said the explosion occurred Thur…
    - 13 Jan 11, 6:43am -
  • Suicide blast kills two in Kabul

    Suicide blast kills two in Kabul

    KABUL: A suicide bomber on a motorbike killed at least two Afghan security personnel and wounded four in an attack near the country’s parliament in Kabul on Wednesday, an Afghan government official said. The attack in the Afghan capital targeted…
    - 12 Jan 11, 5:01am -
  • Suicide car bombing kills three Afghan border police

    Suicide car bombing kills three Afghan border police

    KABUL: A suicide car bombing against a border police vehicle in troubled southern Afghanistan killed three border police guards, local authorities said.Monday’s attack was the second suicide bombing in four days against border police in the area…
    - 10 Jan 11, 7:24am -
  • Bomb blast kills policeman in Kabul

    Bomb blast kills policeman in Kabul

    KABUL: A bomb placed in a bag exploded on a road in downtown Kabul on Tuesday, killing a policeman and wounding two civilians, authorities said, in a relatively rare attack in the Afghan capital. There have been few attacks in …
    - 4 Jan 11, 5:23am -
  • US Senator proposes permanent bases in Afghanistan

    US Senator proposes permanent bases in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON: A leading Republican lawmaker on US military policy said he wanted American officials to consider establishing permanent military bases in Afghanistan.Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina said that having a few US air bases in Afgha…
    - 3 Jan 11, 5:46am -
  • Grenade attack in Kandahar kills child

    Grenade attack in Kandahar kills child

    KABUL: Insurgents threw hand grenades into two houses in the province of Kandahar, killing a child in one and wounding six people — including a woman and a child — in the other, a local official in southern Afghanistan said.…
    - 31 Dec 10, 8:59am -

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