Erdogan meets Dostum; VP may return home soon

Sunday, 19 November 2017 03:32 Written by

First Vice President Gen Abdulrashid Dostum  met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Friday, where the leaders exchanged also books as gifts.

President pledges to resolve land-grabbing issue

Sunday, 19 November 2017 03:31 Written by

Addressing the 4th Urban Conference in Kabul on Saturday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Afghanistan’s urban areas were facing numerous challenges but that these issues need to be resolved.  

EU investigators are examining claims that the organization’s compound in Kabul is at the center of an alleged alcohol-smuggling ring in Afghanistan.

Disused fridges and adapted gas canisters have been used to sneak bottles of alcohol brands such as Chivas Regal and Johnnie Walker out of the official EU-designated area, it is alleged. 

Beijing to host trilateral meeting next month

Sunday, 19 November 2017 03:29 Written by

Supportive of cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan, China will soon host a trilateral meeting, a Chinese official says.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on Friday discussed the current political situation in Afghanistan.

The termination of Najibullah Ahmadzai, the head of Independent Election Commission (IEC), can further postpone the already overdue parliamentary and district council election, political analysts believe, stressing that the actions of National Unity Government (NUG) demonstrate that it doesn’t have the political will to conduct election, with its leaders exploiting any means to extend their power. 

Taliban using night-vision goggles kill 8 police

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 03:31 Written by

Taliban fighters wearing “sophisticated” night-vision goggles killed eight Afghan police officers on Monday, according to The New York Times.

Protesters accuse Nangarhar PC member of land grab

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 03:30 Written by

The residents of Surah Roud district in eastern Nangarhar province have rallied against Qahar Qader, the Provincial Council (PC) member and accused him of grabbing their lands.

Pakistan fires 340 more shells into Kunar

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 03:29 Written by

Pakistani forces have fired 340 more mortar shells into eastern Kunar province from across the Durand Line, an official said on Tuesday.

Resign if unable to curb graft, Balkh officials told

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 03:29 Written by

Some government officials in northern Balkh province have acknowledged their inability to stop what they say “growing corruption.”

Some officials even burst into to tears while acknowledging their helplessness to prevent corruption from happening and others accused the provincial government of not supporting the anti-corruption drive.