Category: Breaking News

Afghan-Pak Trade Drops 40 Percent in Three Months: PAJCCI

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 10:41 Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015 10:16 Officials from the Pakistan Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) said on Monday that trade between the two neighbors has dropped by just over 40 percent in the past three months. The officials believe that the recent souring of relations […]

Mawjhai Amu FC Qualifies for RAPL Semi-Finals

Friday, 18 September 2015 19:39 Last Updated on Sunday, 20 September 2015 08:43 Mawjhai Amu FC reached the semi-finals for the first time after beating Da Abasin Sape by 1-0 earlier today in the fourth season of the Roshan Afghan Premier League (RAPL) tournament. The two teams didn’t disappoint fans and played an exciting game. […]

Govt to Involve Private Sector in TAPI

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 10:16 Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2015 07:53 Officials of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum said on Monday that the ministry will involve the private sector in the long-awaited Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. Officials said that private sector investment in certain technical areas of […]

$267m Worth Of Gem Stones Smuggled Annually

Saturday, 22 August 2015 20:50 Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 10:32 Research conducted on cross-border trade with Afghanistan and Pakistan shows that precious and semi-precious stones worth $267 million USD are being smuggled out of the country to Pakistan every year. The study, conducted by a Kabul University lecturer with the help of […]

Turkmenistan Vows Support to Afghan Carpet Industry

Friday, 28 August 2015 21:30 Last Updated on Sunday, 30 August 2015 15:21 Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow in his recent visit of Kabul promised to his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani that his Ministry of Carpet will provide technical support to the Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) in boosting the Afghan carpet industry. Ghani […]

Economists Call For Broad-Based Economic Strategies Ahead of RECCA Summit

Monday, 31 August 2015 18:22 Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 12:35 With the ongoing economic and financial recession currently facing the country, some Afghan economic commentators on Monday urged the government to put forward a credible and comprehensive economic plan to seek regional support to implement major regional economic and infrastructural projects. According […]

ISI Ordered Mullah Dadullah to Eliminate Key Afghan Figures: Karzai

Wednesday, 09 September 2015 18:01 Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 September 2015 18:48 Former president Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said that Taliban leader Mullah Mansour Dadullah had been asked by the Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to take out key Afghan figures in return for one third of the funding to the Taliban. Speaking at a […]

Sayyaf Speaks At Massoud Day Ceremony

Wednesday, 09 September 2015 18:56 Last Updated on Thursday, 10 September 2015 09:19   Former Jihadi leader Abdul Rasul Sayyaf on Wednesday addressed guests at the official ceremony in Kabul to mark Martyrs Week and the 14th Anniversary of Ahmad Shah Massoud’s death and called for Jihad against the Taliban. He said their actions were […]

Afghan Team Puts All Into Match, But Loses To Japan

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 20:55 he Afghan National Football Team played its third match in the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Japan on Tuesday but despite a concerted effort they were beaten six goals to nil. Thousands of Afghan supporters, who turned out to watch the match at Azad Stadium in Tehran, were left clearly […]

Dozens of School Girls Poisoned in Herat

Monday, 07 September 2015 11:04 Last Updated on Monday, 07 September 2015 11:42 Written by More than 35 schoolgirls were poisoned in western Herat province on Monday morning, local officials said. The incident took place at the Nawin School in Injil district, a spokesman for the Herat Regional Hospital Mohammad Shafiq Sherzai said. “The […]