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  • Top Pak, Afghan military leaders meet after Balkh attack

    Top Pak, Afghan military leaders meet after Balkh attack

    By Pajhwok on 28 April 2017KABUL (Pajhwok): A high-level Pakistan... read more
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 8:41pm -
  • Police at Pakistani consulate fleece visa applicants

    Police at Pakistani consulate fleece visa applicants

    By Yousuf Zarifi on 27 April 2017JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police guarding the Pakistani consulate in the eastern city of Jalalabad take money from visa applicants, it is alleged.A number of people waiting outside the consulate said their work in the co…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 4:53pm -
  • Pakistani delegation due in Kabul on Saturday

    Pakistani delegation due in Kabul on Saturday

    By Azizullah Hamdard on 27 April 2017KABUL (Pajhwok): Amid no let-up in tension between Afghanistan... read more
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 3:29pm -
  • 10 Shaheen Corps officials being interrogated

    10 Shaheen Corps officials being interrogated

    By Khwaja Basir Fitri on 27 April 2017KABUL (Pajhwok): The 209th Shaheen Military Corps commander was among 10 officials introduced to the judicial organs for... read more
    - 14 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 12:50pm -
  • Historical artifacts go on display in Nimroz

    Historical artifacts go on display in Nimroz

    By احمد شاه صابر on 27 April 2017ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The first-ever exhibition showcasing historic objects, with some dating back to pre-Islamic era, kicked off on Thursday in southwestern Nimroz province, officials said.The exhibition in…
    - 14 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 12:39pm -
  • Jawzjan scholars, elders condemn attack on ANA base

    Jawzjan scholars, elders condemn attack on ANA base

    By Hamid Tamkin on 27 April 2017SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Religious scholars and tribal elders in northeastern Jawzjan province on Thursday condemned a deadly Taliban attack on the... read more
    - 15 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 11:47am -
  • Hekmatyar to address Mujahidin Victory Day event in Laghman

    Hekmatyar to address Mujahidin Victory Day event in Laghman

    By Javed Hamim Kakar on 27 April 2017MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan... read more
    - 16 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 10:41am -
  • Nangarhar bicycle bomb injures 15 civilians

    Nangarhar bicycle bomb injures 15 civilians

    By Yousuf Zarifi on 27 April 2017JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Fifteen civilians were injured on Thursday when a bomb rigged to a cycle went off in the Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province.The blast took place at the district centre’s Hafiz Kodi…
    - 16 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 10:35am -
  • 3 armed thieves arrested in Kabul

    3 armed thieves arrested in Kabul

    By Beheshta Ayoubi, Beheshta Hashimi on 27 April 2017KABUL (Pajhwok): A group of three armed robbers have been captured in the fifth police district of the capital Kabul,... read more
    - 16 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 10:10am -
  • Parwan public representative’s son killed in clash

    Parwan public representative’s son killed in clash

    By احمد فريد تنها on 27 April 2017CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): A provincial council member’s son has been killed in an armed clash in central Parwan... read more
    - 17 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 9:24am -

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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…
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  • 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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  • Taliban leader supervising suicide attacks killed in Wardak

    Taliban leader supervising suicide attacks killed in Wardak

    A senior Taliban leader who was supervising suicide attacks in central Maidan Wardak province has been killed in an airstrike. According to the local government officials in Maidan Wardak, the Taliban leader has been identified as Mullah Habibullah w…
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 3:14pm -
  • ISIS leaders among 8 killed in Afghan forces operations in Nangarhar

    ISIS leaders among 8 killed in Afghan forces operations in Nangarhar

    At least eight militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) were killed during the operations of the Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province. The provincial police commandment said the operations were conducted in t…
    - 16 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 9:56am -
  • Ex-Afghan defense officials appointed as ambassadors after base attack

    Ex-Afghan defense officials appointed as ambassadors after base attack

    The two top Afghan defense officials General Abdullah Habibi and Gen. Qadam Shah shaheem have been appointed as the ambassadors to Jordan and Kazakhstan. A spokesman for the Chief Executive Office Dr. Mujib-ur-Rehman Rahimi told reporters that the tw…
    - 17 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 9:40am -
  • Hekmatyar likely to appear in a gathering in Laghman on Friday: Source

    Hekmatyar likely to appear in a gathering in Laghman on Friday: Source

    The leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar may appear in a gathering in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan on Friday. Informed sources within Hezb-e-Islami have told RFE/RL that Mr. Hekmatyar arrived in Laghman on Wednesday and since then h…
    - 18 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 8:10am -
  • Veteran Indian actor Vinod Khanna dies at 70

    Veteran Indian actor Vinod Khanna dies at 70

    A veteran Indian actor and politician Vinod Khanna has died at the age of 70 amid reports the actor had a difficult battle with cancer. Khanna reportedly died earlier today almost weeks after he was admitted to hospital due to severe dehydration. New…
    - 19 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 7:22am -
  • 715 Afghan civilians killed, 1466 wounded in past 3 months: UNAMA

    715 Afghan civilians killed, 1466 wounded in past 3 months: UNAMA

    The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UANAMA) released its latest civilian casualties report covering a period of three months since the start of 2017. In the first quarter of 2017, UNAMA documented 2,181 civilian casualties (715 dead…
    - 20 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 6:13am -
  • 135 killed, 64 wounded in Afghan army base attack, MoD findings reveal

    135 killed, 64 wounded in Afghan army base attack, MoD findings reveal

    At least 135 people were killed and around 64 others were wounded in the attack on the Afghan army base, the 209th Shaheen Corps in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan. According to the findings of the Ministry of Defense released on Wednesday, 10…
    - 21 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 4:57am -
  • Geopolitical games being played around Afghanistan: Russia

    Geopolitical games being played around Afghanistan: Russia

    Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov has said geopolitical games are being played around Afghanistan. Lavrov made the remarks during a meeting with the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Moscow on Tuesday. “Russia sincerely wan…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 12:58pm -
  • ISIS suffer heavy casualties in Zabul province of Afghanistan

    ISIS suffer heavy casualties in Zabul province of Afghanistan

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group’s offshoot militants in Afghanistan suffered heavy casualties during an operation in southern Zabul province. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri said the militants w…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 11:24am -
  • 91 killed in Taliban and ISIS militants clash in North of Afghanistan

    91 killed in Taliban and ISIS militants clash in North of Afghanistan

    At least 91 insurgents have been killed as deadly clashes erupted among the Taliban insurgents and the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group. According to the local government officials, the majority of the casualtie…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 9:36am -

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  • World Bank agrees to help build Peshawar-Kabul highway

    World Bank agrees to help build Peshawar-Kabul highway

    The World Bank has agreed in principle to finance the Peshawar-Kabul highway which will help boost intra-regional trade. According to Pakistan’s Dawn website, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar met with seniorThe post World Bank agrees to help build Pesha…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Apr 17, 5:23pm -
  • Afghanistan’s economy to grow by 2.5%: ADB reports

    Afghanistan’s economy to grow by 2.5%: ADB reports

    According to a recent report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Afghanistan’s economy is expected to grow by 2.5% this year. The report says Afghanistan’s economy will see aThe post Afghanistan’s economy to grow by 2.5%: ADB reports…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Apr 17, 5:08pm -
  • Ghani promises to build schools in Paktika using his own funds

    Ghani promises to build schools in Paktika using his own funds

    President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani pledged to use his own funds for construction of six schools in southeastern Paktika province. A group of Paktika’s tribal leaders and MPs met with PresidentThe post Ghani promises to build schools in Paktika using…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 12:43pm -
  • Problems with mining law hampering investment in Afghanistan

    Problems with mining law hampering investment in Afghanistan

    The Natural Resources Monitoring Network (NRMN) have highlighted problems present in Afghanistan’s mining law and called on the government to amend the law in order to boost investment. According toThe post Problems with mining law hampering inves…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Apr 17, 3:25pm -
  • ADB appoints first female director in Pakistan

    ADB appoints first female director in Pakistan

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Chinese national Xiaohong Yang as the new Country Director for Pakistan– Yang is ADB’s first female Country Director in Pakistan and will leadThe post ADB appoints first female director in Pakistan…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Apr 17, 3:13pm -
  • Third Business Climate Conference held in Kabul

    Third Business Climate Conference held in Kabul

    The third Business Climate Conference was held in Kabul by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) and the Afghan-German Cooperation’s program for Sustainable Economic Development and Employment PromotionThe post Third Business C…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Apr 17, 1:55pm -
  • Afghanistan’s National Procurement Committee approves 5 contracts

    Afghanistan’s National Procurement Committee approves 5 contracts

    The National Procurement Committee, chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, approved five contracts worth 5.5bn AFN during a meeting on Sunday evening. The contracts approved included purchase of fuel forThe post Afghanistan’s National Procure…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Apr 17, 1:40pm -
  • 50mn Afghanis worth of garden projects implemented in Takhar

    50mn Afghanis worth of garden projects implemented in Takhar

    As many as 57 garden projects worth 50mn Afghanis have been implemented on rain-fed lands in northeastern Takhar province in the past two years through the National Horticulture and LivestockThe post 50mn Afghanis worth of garden projects implemente…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 8:18pm -
  • Pilot saffron cultivation program produces good results in Bamyan province

    Pilot saffron cultivation program produces good results in Bamyan province

    Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL)  received positive results from its pilot saffron cultivation program in central Bamyan province over the last two years. For the first yearThe post Pilot saffron cultivation program p…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 1:11pm -
  • 30 new factories established in Nangarhar this year

    30 new factories established in Nangarhar this year

    Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province has witnessed 70% increase in industrial activity with the establishment of 30 new factories at Sheikh Misri Industrial Zone of the province in the past sixThe post 30 new factories established in Nangarhar…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 6:28am -

The Guardian

  • Royal Marine Alexander Blackman to be released on Friday
    Briton, whose murder conviction for killing injured Taliban fighter was overturned, to be freed in early hours, Guardian learnsAlexander Blackman, the Royal Marine sergeant jailed for killing a wounded Taliban fighter, is to be released in the early…
    - 14 hours ago, 27 Apr 17, 12:38pm -
  • 'I am a criminal. What is my crime?': the human toll of abortion in Afghanistan
    When Maryam had an abortion, her husband beat and humiliated her. Her story is not unusual in Afghanistan, yet illegal, unsafe terminations are on the riseAs a newlywed, Maryam’s husband promised to let her finish her university degree. Then she go…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Apr 17, 2:52pm -
  • Presenting the Trump doctrine: 'forever war'
    Trump’s enthusiasm for war is the logical endpoint of a grim process started years ago by his predecessors in the White HouseMoab sounds more like an incestuous, war-torn biblical kingdom than the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, AKA “the mot…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Apr 17, 11:00am -
  • Malcolm Turnbull appears set to meet Donald Trump in New York next week
    Australian PM understood to be awaiting official invitation to an event marking 75th anniversary of the battle of the Coral SeaMalcolm Turnbull appears set to have his first face-to-face talks with Donald Trump next week after meeting the US vice-pre…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Apr 17, 6:09am -
  • Malcolm Turnbull visits Afghanistan and Iraq ahead of Anzac Day
    Prime minister takes ‘invaluable opportunity’ to assess conflicts as he meets Iraqi PM, Afghan president and US defence secretary on visit to troops Anzac Day – in picturesMalcolm Turnbull has visited the Australian troops serving in Iraq and A…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Apr 17, 10:23pm -
  • Afghan defence officials quit over Taliban attack as Pentagon chief flies in
    Army chief of staff and defence minister resign over deadly assault, as James Mattis prepares to meet US and Afghan troopsAfghanistan’s top two defence officials have resigned after a Taliban attack killed more than 140 soldiers at an army base, as…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Apr 17, 9:27am -
  • Afghanistan reels from Taliban's deadliest attack on army since 2001
    Afghans call for government officials to resign after militants storm base at Mazar-i-Sharif and kill at least 140 soldiersAfghans are still reeling from the Taliban’s deadliest attack on the security forces since 2001, with the country’s leaders…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Apr 17, 4:23pm -
  • Trump awards Purple Heart to soldier in first visit to military hospital
    President visits Walter Reed National Medical Center and awards medal to Sgt 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos, who lost his right leg from a March attack in AfghanistanDonald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to a US army sergeant wounded in Afghan…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 8:41pm -
  • US forces say Taliban 'target of interest' since 2011 killed in Afghanistan
    Quari Tayib was killed in an air strike and was a ‘shadow governor’ – people who direct Taliban insurgents throughout Afghanistan’s 34 provincesThe Pentagon said on Saturday Quari Tayib, a Taliban “shadow governor” in Afghanistan who evad…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 3:55pm -
  • Taliban kill more than 140 Afghan soldiers at army base
    Group of disguised suicide attackers manning national army vehicles target base in Mazar-i-SharifAt least 140 Afghan soldiers have been killed after Taliban suicide attackers disguised as army personnel targeted a national army base in the north of t…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 11:11am -

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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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