Afghan startup opens doors to online trading

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 03:44

A newly established financial services provider has provided opportunities for Afghan investors and youths to play world stock markets and start up online businesses. 

A security source told TOLOnews on condition of anonymity on Monday that the heavily-armed insurgents who stormed the Intercontinental Hotel, with a vehicle full of explosives, managed to access the facility without being searched at the main gate. 

Images released in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Intercontinental Hotel in capital Kabul clearly show the assailants had smuggled enough weapons and ammunition into the hotel. According to eyewitnesses, the attackers also had petrol or some kind of inflammable substance to set fire to the hotel, and that was why a large part of it has been burnt. One of the eyewitnesses even claimed Afghan forces had not entered the building till 4:30am, almost eight hours after the onslaught began at around 8:30 Saturday evening. Though it is a claim, there is a need to seriously investigate the nature, casualties and timing of the raid. 

The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani urged to step up fight against the terrorist groups without any distinction and in line with the consensus achieved during the visit of the United Nations Security Council members in Kabul.

The United States urged Pakistan on Friday not to give sanctuary to "terrorist organizations" — and Pakistan demanded that the Trump administration address safe havens inside Afghanistan and its income from the narcotics trade.

Taliban envoy in Islamabad amid new peace push

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 03:35

A 17-month-old boy has been tested positive for poliovirus in southern Kandahar province, taking the number of polio cases so far this solar year to 14 nationwide.

Police arrested three people behind rocket attack on Indian embassy in Kabul late on Monday.

The Afghan government reacted at the informal talks with the Taliban group in Turkey saying the participants of the meeting do not represent the Afghan government.

President Trump: 'I am not a racist'

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 04:16

President Donald Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word "shithole" to describe African nations.

The US President reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan Oval Office meeting on immigration reform.

He has now told reporters: "I am not a racist. I'm the least racist person you have ever interviewed."

Colombia’s ELN rebel group must cease attacks and restart peace talks with the government to end more than a half-century of war, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday, amid renewed violence after the end of a ceasefire between the two sides.

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