Afghan children free to enroll in Iran schools

Monday, 25 September 2017 03:27 Written by

From now on no Afghan child should be deprived of an education in Iran, Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei said on his twitter page Saturday evening. 

CEO launches new solar power project in Kandahar

Monday, 25 September 2017 03:27 Written by

A 10-megawatt solar power plant, the first of its capacity in Afghanistan, is now under construction near the city of Kandahar after a ceremonial groundbreaking event featuring government officials and representatives of the country’s national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and the Indian company contracted to build and operate the site. The project was made possible by $10 million in incentive funds provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development to mitigate the risk to the contractor, Dynasty Oil & Gas, Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer Abdullah has said free, fair and credible election will leave a positive impact on the security situation in the country.

Poor management and continued corruption in the Ministry of Education (MoE) have prompted international donors to halt assistance to the ministry.

India to train Afghan police

Sunday, 24 September 2017 03:38 Written by

After training Afghan National Army officers and soldiers for four years, India is now planning to train Afghan police officers here as well, says Afghanistan’s envoy to India. The MoU for the proposal, which will be supported by the United Nations Development Programme is a first, and was discussed as a part of enhancing the security partnership between India and Afghanistan during the meeting of the Strategic Partnership Council in Delhi this month.

Widows of soldiers forced give sexual favors

Sunday, 24 September 2017 03:38 Written by

Some widows of Afghan security personnel killed in action were forced to offer sexual favors to officials before they could receive pension benefits, says a US watchdog report.

NATO to fund modern rehabilitation center

Sunday, 24 September 2017 03:37 Written by

A major rehabilitation center to treat wounded military and civilian patients will be built at Kabul Military Hospital – also known as Mohammad Daud 400-bed Hospital - the NATO Resolute Support mission said in a press release.

Hamid Karzai still hasn’t forgiven the nation that put him in power. “When the U.S. brings more planes, who are they going to bomb? Our villages and our homes,” he told Foreign Policy in his first interview since the Trump administration announced its new strategy for Afghanistan, a hint of anger breaking through his usually diplomatic demeanor.

The Hezb-e-Islami led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar strongly condemned an attempt by an individual to hit the leader of the party with a boot during the Friday prayers, calling it a move hatched by the foreign intelligence.

US meddling in Afghan military for its interests

Sunday, 24 September 2017 03:29 Written by

The modification of the Intrinsic Law of Officers, which lowers the retirement age of military officers from 65 to 55 years, has been initiated by American advisers, political and military analyst say, describing it as American interference in the affairs of Afghan National Army (ANA) to guarantee its interests.