People are criticizing the assignment of consular affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to the private sector, arguing that it paves the way for corruption. 

The Afghan officials informed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) regarding the growing territorial and airspace violations by Pakistan, saying Afghanistan recorded 59 territory and 3 airspace violations since January.

The district chief for Shindand district of western Herat province on Saturday said the Taliban had established military training centres in the district.

Hikmatullah Hikmat told a press conference here besides the Afghan Taliban, Pakistani Taliban also held broad sway in the district.

8 ALP members killed in Zabul insider attack

Sunday, 12 March 2017 03:40 Written by

Two local police force members, allegedly linked with the Taliban, opened fire on their colleagues killing at least eight of them in a local police check post in Zabul province, local officials said.

No military solution in Afghanistan: UN envoy

Sunday, 12 March 2017 03:39 Written by

There could be no military solution in Afghanistan as a prolonged conflict would only lead to worsen misery for the people and undermine the foundation for economic growth, says the UN.

Naderi starts work as head of IARCSC

Sunday, 12 March 2017 03:34 Written by

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah officially introduced Nader Naderi as the Head of Independent Administrative Reforms and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC) on Saturday.

MPs’ meddling in local governance

Sunday, 12 March 2017 03:31 Written by

The interference of Members of Parliament (MPs) has hurt sub-nation governance. The lawmakers are said to be interfering in local officials’ affairs in many provinces, and they are described even as the biggest barrier to improving governance. In some provinces, their interference is as serious that the provincial governors cannot even exert their legal powers without harmony with the lawmakers.

UN not impartial body: Karzai

Saturday, 11 March 2017 03:35 Written by

Former president Hamid Karzai on Thursday accused the UN of pursuing a dualistic approach policy toward world countries, including Afghanistan.

Addressing a conference of Model United Nations (MUN) in Kabul, Karzai accused the UN offices in Afghanistan of working for the objectives of powerful countries with interests in Afghanistan.

Daesh terrorists torch shrines in Jawzjan

Saturday, 11 March 2017 03:35 Written by

Suspected Daesh militants demolished and torched at least two shrines and graveyards in the Darzab district of northern Jawzjan province on Thursday.

The arson attack was carried out by Daesh gunmen in Sufi Dost Mohammad and Bibi Marym villages of the district, the governor’s spokesman said.

The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it will soon run out of visas for interpreters and other Afghans who have worked for the U.S. government during the decade and a half that U.S. forces have been engaged in the country.