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  • newInt'l Day Of Access To Information Marked In Kabul

    Int'l Day Of Access To Information Marked In Kabul

    Tadamichi Yamamoto, the United Nations Special Representative in Afghanistan said at a gathering on Wednesday that the implementation of the law on access to information will help reduce corruption in the country."This law is essential to increase…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 1:19pm -
  • 18 Daesh Fighters, Three Civilians Killed In Nangarhar Drone Strike

    18 Daesh Fighters, Three Civilians Killed In Nangarhar Drone Strike

    At least 18 Daesh militants and three civilians were killed in a U.S drone strike on Wednesday morning in Achin district in Nangarhar province, read a Nangarhar governor statement.The strike was conducted in Taryali area in the district which kille…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 11:09am -
  • Abdullah Criticizes Karzai's Remarks On Taliban

    Abdullah Criticizes Karzai's Remarks On Taliban

    Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah at a gathering on Wednesday criticized former President Hamid Karzai's recent statement on Taliban and said Karzai needs to respond to the nation in this respect."Any person regardless of their position has to resp…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Raziq Deploys Security Forces To Ensure Kandahar-Uruzgan Highway's Safety

    Raziq Deploys Security Forces To Ensure Kandahar-Uruzgan Highway's Safety

    Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Abdul Raziq on Wednesday said security forces have been deployed to ensure the safety of Kandahar-Uruzgan Highway after it was faced with threats by insurgents.Reports indicate that the highway was re-opened two days ago…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 9:54am -
  • Badakhshan Forces Await Orders From Central Government

    Badakhshan Forces Await Orders From Central Government

    Security officials in Badakhshan said on Wednesday they will destroy militants' hideouts in the province in a short time if they receive orders from Kabul.The officials said Taliban militants are not able to fight face-to-face against security forc…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 9:15am -
  • MEHWAR: Govt's View On Brussels Summit Reviewed

    MEHWAR: Govt's View On Brussels Summit Reviewed

    In this episode of Mehwar, host Jamalnasir Farahmand discusses Afghan government's view on Brussels Summit with Sayed Masihullah Fakhri, an analyst in economic affairs.Click below to watch full episode.{youtube}mZhyispJ3iU{/youtube}
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 7:53am -
  • MEHWAR: Afghan Refugees' Situation In France Camp Discussed

    MEHWAR: Afghan Refugees' Situation In France Camp Discussed

    In this episode of Mehwar, host Jamalnasir Farahmand discusses Afghan refugees situation in Calais camp in France with Karim Pakzad, a senior member of Center for Global Studies of France.Click below to watch full episode.{youtube}5DDHnmHh170{/you…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 7:43am -
  • MEHWAR: U.S Presidential Candidates' Remarks On Afghanistan Discussed

    MEHWAR: U.S Presidential Candidates' Remarks On Afghanistan Discussed

    In this episode of Mehwar, host Jamalnasir Farahmand discusses the remarks of U.S presidential nominees of Afghanistan's issues.With him in the studio is political commentator Hashim Wahdatyar.Click below to watch full episode.{youtube}fSB1xe-ACDE{…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 7:35am -
  • MEHWAR: NUG's Achievements, Failures Discussed

    MEHWAR: NUG's Achievements, Failures Discussed

    In this episode of Mehwar, host Jamalnasir Farahmand discusses achievements and failures of the National Unity Government (NUG) since its establishment in 2014.With him in the studio are:Shahussain Murtazawi, deputy spokesman for President Ashraf G…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 7:25am -
  • TAWDE KHABARE: NUG's Activities For Human Rights Discussed

    TAWDE KHABARE: NUG's Activities For Human Rights Discussed

    Human Rights Organizations said National Unity Government (NUG) failed in securing human rights in Afghanistan.The organizations said that the government must have the courage to report violence increase and human rights violation in Brussels meeti…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 7:16am -

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  • newKarzai under fire for supportive remarks towards Taliban group

    Karzai under fire for supportive remarks towards Taliban group

    The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai being under criticims is not new specifically for his stance against the Taliban group but the objections have been on the rise during the recent days for his latest interview where he said the group can have…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 12:34pm -
  • newUS awards $109 million contract for the purchase of 433 Humvees to Afghan forces

    US awards $109 million contract for the purchase of 433 Humvees to Afghan forces

    The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a contract worth $109 million for the purchase of 433 Humvee vehicles to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). The contract was awarded to AM General by the Department of De…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 11:21am -
  • Taliban recruiting children as soldiers in their ranks: Ghor officials

    Taliban recruiting children as soldiers in their ranks: Ghor officials

    The Taliban militant group and other irresponsible militant groups are recruiting children as soldiers in their ranks, local officials in Ghor province said. Zabiulalh Jawad, the provincial Independent Human Rights Chief, has told RFERL that they hav…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 10:06am -
  • US releases $100 million for Afghanistan through new development partnership

    US releases $100 million for Afghanistan through new development partnership

    The United States government released $100 milion for Afghanistan through the new development partnership, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said Tuesday. The funds were released following the signing of an agreement betw…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 8:14am -
  • Top ISIS leaders among 18 killed in East of Afghanistan

    Top ISIS leaders among 18 killed in East of Afghanistan

    At least 18 loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in an airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial police commandment said Wednesday that a commander of the terror group and a…
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 7:52am -
  • President Ghani and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to sign peace deal tomorrow

    President Ghani and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to sign peace deal tomorrow

    President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and leader of Hezb-e-Islami will sign the peace agreement during a major ceremony scheduled to be organized in ARG Presidential Palace tomorrow. Over 500 prominent political figures are expected to participate in the c…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 5:14am -
  • 7 Afghan students disappear from military facilities in US

    7 Afghan students disappear from military facilities in US

    At least 7 Afghan military students sent to US for training have disappeared from the military facilities, it has been reported. According to the local media reports, citing sources in Pentagon, the military students from Afghanistan disappeared duri…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 4:48am -
  • Maryam Monsef could be stripped of citizenship under the Canadian law

    Maryam Monsef could be stripped of citizenship under the Canadian law

    Hailed as Canada’s first Afghan-born member of parliament, the Canadian Minister Maryam Monsef could be stripped of her citizenship or deported for misrepresentation of birth place which was earlier believed to be Afghanistan. According to the loca…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Sep 16, 2:50pm -
  • Taliban splinter group welcomes signing of peace deal by Hezb-e-Islami

    Taliban splinter group welcomes signing of peace deal by Hezb-e-Islami

    A splinter group of the Taliban led by Mullah Rasool welcomed the signing of a draft peace agreement between the Afghan government and Hezb-e-Islami led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Sources close to Hezb-e-Islami have said Mullah Rasool has endorsed the p…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Sep 16, 1:54pm -
  • Top US General in Afghanistan agree Pakistan not pressing Haqqani network

    Top US General in Afghanistan agree Pakistan not pressing Haqqani network

    The top US general in Afghanistan General John Nicholson agrees with the US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter who said Pakistan is not enforcing sufficient pressure on Haqqani terrorist network. In his press briefing to the US Department of Defense,…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Sep 16, 10:47am -

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  • US releases $100 Million for Afghanistan through the New Development Partnership

    US releases $100 Million for Afghanistan through the New Development Partnership

    The United States Government and the Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan signed a letter for the disbursement of $100 million to the National Unity Government (GNU) for reaching milestones underThe post US releases $100 Million for Afghanistan throug…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 5:35am -
  • 3 factories inaugurated in Herat industrial park

    3 factories inaugurated in Herat industrial park

    Three factories worth about USD 2mn were officially inaugurated in Herat’s industrial park on Tuesday by Governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi. Funded by the private sector and Herat’s businessmen, the factoriesThe post 3 factories inaugurated in Herat…
    - 10 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 5:27am -
  • Raising legal awareness in schools in Balkh and Samangan

    Raising legal awareness in schools in Balkh and Samangan

    The project Promotion of the Rule of Law of the Afghan-German Cooperation launched a three-day training for 50 school teachers in Aybak, Samangan. The workshop focusses on citizens’ and women’sThe post Raising legal awareness in schools in Balkh…
    - 20 hours ago, 27 Sep 16, 6:58pm -
  • Afghan government and USAID team up to enhance workplace skills of women

    Afghan government and USAID team up to enhance workplace skills of women

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) initiatied a partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support President Ghani’sThe post Afghan governmen…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Sep 16, 2:35am -
  • World Bank pledges continued support for Afghanistan

    World Bank pledges continued support for Afghanistan

    World Bank Senior Vice President for Operations Kyle Peters pledged continued support for Afghanistan on a two-day visit to Kabul that discussed government preparations for the Ministerial Conference on AfghanistanThe post World Bank pledges continu…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Sep 16, 4:24pm -
  • Afghan businesses showcase jewelry at a fair in New Delhi

    Afghan businesses showcase jewelry at a fair in New Delhi

    Nine leading Afghan businesses, including five women-owned companies, are showcasing their jewelry and gems at the 5th Delhi Jewelry and Gem Fair, northern India’s largest jewelry tradeshow. Expected to drawThe post Afghan businesses showcase jewe…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Sep 16, 11:51am -
  • Development of Afghanistan’s first privately financed power plant

    Development of Afghanistan’s first privately financed power plant

    International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, is welcoming the signing of a Heads of Terms agreement that will create a framework for the development and constructionThe post Development of Afghanistan’s first privately fina…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 3:50am -
  • Fire incident in Kabul inflicts millions of dollars of losses on Afghan traders

    Fire incident in Kabul inflicts millions of dollars of losses on Afghan traders

    A fire incident ripped through a major fuel market in Kabul city has resulted in millions of dollars of losses to the traders. The incident took place in Qala-e-Haidar KhanThe post Fire incident in Kabul inflicts millions of dollars of losses on Afg…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 6:32am -
  • Afghanistan welcomes foreign investors to invest in energy sector

    Afghanistan welcomes foreign investors to invest in energy sector

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water, organized a two-day Energy Business Opportunities Conference in Dubai, on September 18 –The post Afghanistan welcomes…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Sep 16, 3:42pm -
  • Afghanistan hosts 2-day international summit on energy in Dubai

    Afghanistan hosts 2-day international summit on energy in Dubai

    Afghanistan is hosting a 2-day international summit in Dubai city with an aim to attract investors in the energy sector of Afghanistan. Organized by the US Embassy in Kabul andThe post Afghanistan hosts 2-day international summit on energy in Dubai…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Sep 16, 4:34pm -

The Guardian

  • newPakistan humiliated by south Asian countries' boycott of summit
    India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Bhutan cite regional interference as they pull out of what was set to be a historic meeting Four south Asian countries are to boycott what was set to be a historic regional summit in Islamadad in November, dealing a…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Sep 16, 1:59pm -
  • EU's secret ultimatum to Afghanistan: accept 80,000 deportees or lose aid
    Memo leaked in advance of Brussels aid summit reveals EU plans to make assistance to Afghanistan ‘migration sensitive’ despite security concerns When international donors and the Afghan government convene in Brussels next week, the EU secretly pl…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 11:15am -
  • Suspected US drone strike on Isis kills 18 people in Afghanistan
    Strike in Nangarhar province left 15 militants and three civilians dead, according to local police sourcesA suspected US drone strike against Islamic State in Afghanistan has killed 18 people, Afghan officials have said. The strike in Nangarhar provi…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 9:29am -
  • Clive Lewis: 'I could have easily shot a civilian' in Afghanistan
    Shadow defence secretary reveals incident in speech criticising law firms for hounding British soldiers over actions in IraqThe shadow defence secretary, Clive Lewis, has revealed he nearly shot a civilian while serving as a soldier in Afghanistan.Th…
    - 19 hours ago, 27 Sep 16, 8:04pm -
  • Tony Blair voices anger at pursuit of British soldiers for alleged war abuses
    Former prime minister says such investigations should never have happened and that soldiers and their families should not face such an ordealTony Blair has added his voice to the mounting criticism of investigations into British troops facing allegat…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Sep 16, 4:54am -
  • Enough is enough. It's time to protect aid workers
    Attacks on those who respond to global emergencies must be stopped – and the perpetrators must be held accountableAid workers are under attack. We are bleeding out from a thousand small cuts. We are being robbed, raped and murdered in Afghanistan,…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Sep 16, 7:22am -
  • UK military investigating hundreds of alleged abuses in Afghanistan
    More than 120 Royal military police investigating 600 allegations made by 150 people against British soldiers, MoD saysThe political row over legal action against British soldiers who served overseas has intensified after the Ministry of Defence conf…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 1:06pm -
  • 'Butcher of Kabul' pardoned in Afghan peace deal
    Human Rights Watch describes deal with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar as ‘an affront to victims of grave abuses’The Afghan government has pardoned one of the country’s most notorious warlords for past offences including terrorist attacks and alleged war c…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 8:25am -
  • UK delays resulting in exploitation of Calais children, says anti-slavery chief
    Kevin Hyland says lack of urgency in UK response has left unaccompanied children vulnerableThe UK’s new anti-slavery commissioner has warned that the slow pace of Britain’s efforts to give sanctuary to unaccompanied child refugees in Calais is ex…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 6:54pm -
  • US airstrike kills at least seven Afghan police officers in Uruzgan
    Airstrike on checkpoint was a ‘mistake from the American side’ as they tried to help Afghan forces fight off a Taliban offensive threatening the provincial capitalAn American airstrike has killed at least seven Afghan police officers in the embat…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Sep 16, 6:18pm -

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  • newTop Asian News 2:56 p.m. GMT
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's defense minister says its nuclear-armed rival India will "disintegrate" when Kashmir gains independence. Khawaja Muhammad Asif said Wednesday that Pakistan will continue to extend moral support to the people of the dispu…
    - 25 mins ago, 28 Sep 16, 2:56pm -
  • newTaliban leaders watched U.S. presidential debate, blast 'non-serious' Trump

    Taliban leaders watched U.S. presidential debate, blast 'non-serious' Trump

    By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Taliban leaders followed the U.S. presidential debate closely but heard nothing on Afghanistan, a spokesman said on Wednesday, adding that they were not impressed by Republican candidate Donald Trump, wh…
    - 43 mins ago, 28 Sep 16, 2:38pm -
  • newAfghan official: Airstrike hits house, killing 13 civilians
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An airstrike hit a residential building in eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing 13 civilians, an Afghan official said.
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Sep 16, 2:14pm -
  • newIndia-Pakistan tensions threaten South Asia summit

    India-Pakistan tensions threaten South Asia summit

    A key South Asian summit was in doubt Wednesday after India and three other countries pulled out following a deadly attack on an army base that New Delhi blames on a Pakistan-based group. India has sought to isolate Pakistan in the wake of the raid o…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Sep 16, 2:00pm -
  • newAfghan spinners dismiss Bangladesh for 208 in 2nd ODI

    Afghan spinners dismiss Bangladesh for 208 in 2nd ODI

    Leg spinner Rashid Khan took 3-35 as Afghanistan dismissed Bangladesh for a modest 208 runs in the second one-day international in Dhaka on Wednesday.
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 1:45pm -
  • newMother, brother of NYC bomb suspect held in Afghanistan: report

    Mother, brother of NYC bomb suspect held in Afghanistan: report

    The mother and a brother of New York City bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami have been detained in Afghanistan after trying to return to the United States and being taken off a flight, the suspect's father told ABC News. The father, Mohammad Rahami, said i…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 1:33pm -
  • newBangladesh withdraws from regional summit in Islamabad
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Bangladesh announced Wednesday that it will not participate in a meeting of South Asian nations in Pakistan in November, following the withdrawal of India, the largest member of the regional bloc, a day earlier.
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 1:32pm -
  • newSouth Asia summit uncertain as India, others pull out in snub to Pakistan
    A summit of South Asian leaders set for Islamabad in November may be called off, as several countries have decided not to attend amid rising tension between arch-rivals India and Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 1:00pm -
  • U.S. strike on Islamic State in Afghanistan kills 21, maybe some civilians
    A suspected U.S. drone strike against Islamic State in Afghanistan killed at least 21 people on Wednesday, most of them militants but possibly including some civilians, Afghan officials said. Civilians casualties in U.S. air strikes have long been a…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 10:40am -
  • Factbox: Trump's policies on immigration, economy, other issues
    (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to build a wall on the border with Mexico, boost spending on the military and slap trade tariffs on China. Here are those positions and others the real estate developer, who has never h…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Sep 16, 9:41am -

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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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