President’s promises to Sharbat Gula yet to be kept

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 03:16 Written by

President Ashraf Ghani's pledge to provide a free flat to Sharbat Gula, once the iconic Afghan girl, in Kabul is yet to be honored, as her four-month house rent remains unpaid.

Discords in IEC dawn of yet another political crisis

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 03:16 Written by

Disagreements in the Independent Election Commission (IEC) have reportedly reached an all-time high, with some commissioners acknowledging the issue, and claiming that the government was meddling in electoral affairs.

The appearance of ministers-designate before the Wolesi Jirga -- lower house of parliament -- has been delayed to next week, an official said on Monday.

The cabinet nominees were scheduled to be introduced to lawmakers for the trust vote yesterday in line with the Constitution, but their appearance was set back.

Pakistan has big plans for Afghanistan, has established large insurgent training camps on both sides of the Durand Line and have stationed militants along the de facto border, Kandahar police chief General Abdul Raziq told TOLOnews on Monday. 

Newly appointed head of the peace committee for southern Ghazni province on Monday said past efforts to reconcile Taliban rebels in the province were ‘ineffective.’

Some residents of northeastern Kunduz province grumble about the ubiquitous presence of irresponsible gunmen, criticizing the government's inaction to control them.

Anti-polio campaign launched in eastern zone

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 03:28 Written by

No positive case of polio has been detected over the past two years in Nangarhar but the risk has increased as people frequently travel through the province to Pakistan.

The United Nations is under strong criticism for its failure to play a vital role in resolving the Afghan conflict, with ordinary Afghans and some analysts say the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has become a statistical organization than an impartial conflict resolution intermediary, as it has limited its mission to only releasing conflict-related statistics, and doesn’t fulfill its responsibility as necessary. 

The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf led by Imran Khan has blamed Afghanistan and India for the anti-Pakistan in Switzerland.

Taliban overrun strategic area in Faryab

Monday, 25 September 2017 03:28 Written by

Local officials confirmed on Sunday Taliban insurgents had overrun a strategic area called Bandar in the Kohistan district of northwestern Faryab province.

Hundreds of militants staged attacks from different directions on security forces and public uprising members in Kohistan and captured the area late on Saturday, they said.