Category: Breaking News

Ghani Issues Decree on Proposals by ERC

Sunday, 06 September 2015 19:59 Last Updated on Monday, 07 September 2015 09:37 Written by President Ashraf Ghani has approved in a decree seven proposals of the Special Electoral Reforms Commission that were submitted to his office last week. In a press statement issued by the president, he praised the performance of the Special […]

Six Soldiers Killed in Nimroz Attack

Monday, 07 September 2015 09:33 Last Updated on Monday, 07 September 2015 09:44 Written by southwestern Nimroz province on Sunday, local officials said. In addition, three other soldiers were injured. The incident took place in Khashrood distrit of the province after the insurgents attacked a military outpost, District Governor Mohammad Hashem Noorzai said. However, […]

Analysts Hope SOM, RECCA Summits Boost Economy

Saturday, 05 September 2015 18:38 Last Updated on Saturday, 05 September 2015 19:26 Written by Following three days of two separate high-level meetings in Kabul, political analysts and economists hailed the summits as successful and said they hoped the outcomes would help boost Afghanistan’s economy. Saturday saw the one-day Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) wrap […]

Kabul Ready To Host RECCA Summit: MoFA

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 18:53 Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 September 2015 07:35 Written by Zabihullah Jahanmal The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday said it is ready to host the sixth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA) which is scheduled to start on Thursday. Ministers from 30 countries and representatives from 40 […]

Ghani Calls For Jihad To Fight Corruption

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 11:41 Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 18:59 Written by Kathy Whitehead Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday strongly condemned corruption and called for a national Jihad to fight the scourge that has gripped the country. Speaking at a press conference at the Amani High School, in Kabul, Ghani spelt […]

Military Airfields Being Handed Over To Govt

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 16:39 Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 18:58 Written by Mir Aqa Eight airfields dotted around Afghanistan are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation upgrade that many people hope will not only boost regional trade but even tourism. The airfields, worth an estimated $2 billion […]

100 Years of Afghan-German Ties Marked at Kabul Event

Sunday, 30 August 2015 15:24 Last Updated on Sunday, 30 August 2015 16:07 Written by Sonil Haidari   President Ashraf Ghani, CEO Abdullah Abdullah and the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday celebrated 100-years of Afghan-German relations at an official function at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. In addition to Ghani, Abdullah and Steinmeier, […]

Analysts Push for Action on New Kabul Bank

Sunday, 30 August 2015 20:15 Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 09:53 Written by Geeti Mohseni Some Afghan economic commentators on Sunday urged the government to take the necessary steps to make the final decision on the fate of New Kabul Bank. According to these economic analysts, New Kabul Bank faces a loss of […]

Corruption A Huge Challenge For Balkh Residents

Wednesday, 26August 2015 18:43 Written by Aref Musavi A new study by the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) has found that corruption is one of the biggest challenges for Balkh residents after the issue of unemployment. The survey was conducted by AISS in twelve provinces of Afghanistan including Balkh. A cross-section of the population […]

Ten Afghan Women Awarded Medals of Malalai

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 17:55 Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 19:26 Written by Nabila Ashrafi The Afghan Presidential Palace on Wednesday awarded ten women activists with the Medal of Malalai for their courageous fight for women's rights. Minister of Women's Affairs, Dilbar Nazari, presented the medals to the recipients on behalf of President […]