The Kabul police chief unveiled the newly-prepared security plan for the capital amid deteriorating security and an unprecedented rise in the number of attacks in the city during the recent months.

Insurgents have blown up a pylon carrying electricity from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan in western Herat province, an official said Monday.

Although leaders of the National Unity Government (NUG) claim to have made gains in the fight against corruption, some analysts label government efforts as expository aimed at relieving itself of the pressure of the international community. 

Baloch Americans, joined by a group of Afghans, have sought sanctions against Pakistani forces for allegedly indulging in grave violation of human rights in Balochistan province.

Faryab’s Ghormach district falls to Taliban

Monday, 14 August 2017 02:32 Written by

The Taliban captured the Ghormach district of northwestern Faryab province on Sunday, an official said.

ISIS leader killed in Kunar

Monday, 14 August 2017 02:31 Written by

Several senior members of Islamic State's central Asian affiliate were killed in a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday.

Poppy grown on 20,000 acres of land in Balkh

Monday, 14 August 2017 02:31 Written by

Poppy has been cultivated on more than 20,000 acres of land in northern Balkh province and so far 336 tons of the crop’s yield has been collected, a civil society group said on Sunday.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed a new minister-designate for the Ministry of Interior as efforts are underway to introduce new faces and youths in the cabinet.

Wagma Safi: NUG ridiculing governance

Monday, 14 August 2017 02:25 Written by

A number of lawmakers and analysts criticize the National Unity Government (NUG) for the continued work of caretakers in government institutions. Pointing to the recent appointment of new minister-designates and acting ministers by the president at the time when Wolesi Jirga is on recess, they accuse the government of trying to eliminate the role of Wolesi Jirga in the appointment of ministers as a key principle of governance. 

At least 16 civilians, including 10 children, have been killed by a mortar shell in the Dawlatabad district of northwestern Faryab province, officials said on Saturday.