Salang Highway shuts after heavy snowfall

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 03:37 Written by

 The busy Salang Highway, linking Kabul with northern part of the country, has been blocked for traffic as a result of heavy snowfall, an official said on Monday.

Gov’t yet to honor promises with returnees

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 03:36 Written by

Afghan refugees returned from Pakistan and Iran accuse the government of betraying the promise to deliver assistance to them, claiming the aid funneled to refugees in many areas has either been embezzled, or  a small percentage has reached the deserving people. 

Former President Sibghatullah Mujadidi has come out in support of Pashtuns Long March saying Pakistan exported terrorism and extremism.

A Taliban infiltrator has killed at least sixteen pro-government militia men in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

A bid to smuggle around two kilos and twenty grams of heroin to India from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul has been foiled by the Afghan security forces.

Fighting in Afghanistan has escalated with US and Afghan officials tipping 2018 to be a "game-changer" as relentless airstrikes pummel Islamist militant groups -- but others warn the 16-year war has simply become a more violent stalemate.

‘No progress’ achieved in talks with Pakistan

Monday, 12 February 2018 07:04 Written by

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said in a statement that no progress has been achieved in the Afghan delegation visit to Pakistan.

Afghan forces are firing rounds towards Pakistan in response to new shelling that that started two weeks ago, Afghan officials of Kunar province said.

Sayyaf in Saudi Arabia for talks with officials

Sunday, 11 February 2018 03:35 Written by

Former Jihadi leader and head of the Council of Protection and Stability of Afghanistan Abdul Rab Rasoul Sayyaf is in Saudi Arabia where he is scheduled to hold talks with officials. 

Booming pine nut sector plagued by challenges

Sunday, 11 February 2018 03:34 Written by

Businessmen in southern Paktia, Paktika and Khost provinces have called on government to help resolve challenges they have in exporting pine nuts.