Airstrike kills Haqqani commanders in Ghazni

Sunday, 09 April 2017 16:01 Written by

Aminullah Amarkhail, Ghazni's police chief, said Sunday two Haqqani network commanders were killed during an Afghan Air Force airstrike in Ghazni province.

As much as 10,000 small mines are being extracted legally or illegally in 34 provinces of Afghanistan, whose lion's share of revenue goes into the pockets of militants, while a small amount of money is illegally obtained by Afghan forces. 

Fact-finding missions hide facts

Saturday, 08 April 2017 16:45 Written by

Afghan government is forming fact-finding commissions after any deadly incident, but the commissions rarely share their findings with the public that already suspect the commissions outcomes.

Kunduzis complain of illegal armed men

Saturday, 08 April 2017 16:44 Written by

Beside insecurities, Kunduz residents complain of increased illegal armed individuals and accuse authorities for inattention to act against these bullies.

Merkel defends deportation of Afghans

Saturday, 08 April 2017 16:42 Written by

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday defended her country's deportations of rejected Afghan asylum seekers, saying other European countries were also doing the same.

Lawmakers urge transparency in future election

Saturday, 08 April 2017 16:41 Written by

Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the parliament on Saturday stressed the need for an early and transparent conduct of parliamentary and district council polls in the country.

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) Special Forces and the Air Forces continue strikes against the safe havens of the terrorists across the country, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) spokesman Dawlat Waziri said.

Visiting Afghan journalists have asked Pakistan to take practical efforts toward restoration of cordial relations between the two neighbouring countries.

Concerns are on the rise over Russia's growing activities in Afghanistan. In addition to its admission of having ties with the Taliban, Moscow has recently launched efforts to revive Afghan peace process through holding consultative meetings with various actors. There are also reports that Russia has been providing the Taliban with weapons and ammunitions; however, Russian officials have rejected them as baseless. 

650 tons of drugs seized last year

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 02:21 Written by

An Afghan official says that in the past 12 months the country's counter-narcotics department has seized almost 650 tons of contraband drugs and alcohol.