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Almost 2 of every 3 constitutional articles violated, survey finds
8 Jan 2018 16:32

Almost 2 of every 3 constitutional articles violated, survey finds

Ninety-four articles of the constitution have been violated, with four of 10 people having little information about the basic law and more than half complaining they have no access to justice.

 
Osama shifted to Afghanistan in 2007 to plot assassinations: ISI
27 Dec 2017 13:01

Osama shifted to Afghanistan in 2007 to plot assassinations: ISI

The Pakistani military intelligence, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), has claimed that the ex-leader of Al-Qaeda terrorist network Osama bin Laden shifted to Afghanistan in 2007 to plan and coordinate assassinations in Pakistan.

 
Afghanistan Mining Potential, Challenges and The Way Forward
26 Dec 2017 13:51

Afghanistan Mining Potential, Challenges and The Way Forward

Mining is a versatile field, it needs a lot of knowledge and experience to understand. A mining expert and engineer ensure that new processes and advanced technologies are introduced so that current businesses are optimised, update and utilised.

 
Former Envoy Assesses Trump’s Afghan Strategy
25 Dec 2017 11:39

Former Envoy Assesses Trump’s Afghan Strategy

Afghanistan’s success requires a change in Pakistani policy, a better relationship, and respecting legitimate Pakistani interests. You can’t stabilize Afghanistan in the immediate to midterm without Pakistani cooperation.

 
TAPI Project Benefits and Challenges for Afghanistan
23 Dec 2017 18:54

TAPI Project Benefits and Challenges for Afghanistan

The 1814 Km gas pipeline between Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India is expected to deliver 33BCM natural gas to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India per annum. Turkmenistan is seller of the gas, gas off-take of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India is 1.5%, 49.25% and 49.5% respectively. The construction ...

 
12 Year-Old Girl Beaten, Tortured to Death by Husband in Ghor
19 Dec 2017 20:35

12 Year-Old Girl Beaten, Tortured to Death by Husband in Ghor

A 12-year-old girl was allegedly beaten to death by her husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law in Ghor province, local officials said.

 
Only enemies to benefit from Hekmatyar’s remarks, warns Abdullah
11 Dec 2017 13:21

Only enemies to benefit from Hekmatyar’s remarks, warns Abdullah

The Chief Executive of the Government of National Unity Abdullah Abdullah reacted at yesterday’s remarks of Hezb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar after he claimed that the share of certain tribes have been compromised in the government.

 
Hamid Karzai wants Afghanistan’s strategic ties with Russia, other neighboring countries
28 Nov 2017 18:12

Hamid Karzai wants Afghanistan’s strategic ties with Russia, other neighboring countries

The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai says Russia should enter into a dialogue with the United States in a bid to help resolve the ongoing violence in the country.

 
Ghani Issues Two Decrees In 10 Days Over IEC Chief’s Replacement
26 Nov 2017 20:41

Ghani Issues Two Decrees In 10 Days Over IEC Chief’s Replacement

Critics have said Ghani’s latest decree is in violation of the law especially as the selection committee was only an interim body for last year’s selection process.

 
Senate rejects Wolesi Jirga decision on telecom tax
26 Nov 2017 17:49

Senate rejects Wolesi Jirga decision on telecom tax

The Meshrano Jirga or Senate on Sunday rejected a Wolesi Jirga’s decision on the 10 percent telecom tax and set a six-month deadline for the government to activate a transparent system.

 
Taliban And Daesh ‘Involved In Human Trafficking’
22 Nov 2017 18:16

Taliban And Daesh ‘Involved In Human Trafficking’

The US’s envoy to the United Nations said at a UN session that “victims of violent extremist groups like ISIS and Taliban suffer from particularly severe trauma.”

 
Religious Scholars Discuss Peace-Building In Afghanistan
21 Nov 2017 13:04

Religious Scholars Discuss Peace-Building In Afghanistan

Religious leaders came together in support of efforts to build a culture of tolerance and non-violence in Afghanistan at an event organized by the Bamyan regional office of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

 
Afghan Pilots Preparing To Fly Black Hawks
18 Nov 2017 16:14

Afghan Pilots Preparing To Fly Black Hawks

MI-17 helicopters’ pilots are learning to fly Black Hawks which gradually replace the Russian MI-17 and MI-35 aircrafts.

 
NATO to increase troops in Afghanistan to 16,000
7 Nov 2017 16:15

NATO to increase troops in Afghanistan to 16,000

NATO will increase its mission's troop numbers in Afghanistan from 13,000 to 16,000, chief of the alliance said Tuesday.

 
Takehiko Nakao is President of the Asian Development Bank
29 Oct 2017 15:35

A New Era of Cooperation for Central Asia

AVA- Central Asia is a dynamic and fast-changing region. Over the past couple of decades, it has shown that increased regional cooperation is indispensable to achieving development goals.The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program started operations in 2001 and has made significant ...

 
Not concerned about expanding Kabul-New Delhi economic ties: Pak Ambassador
29 Oct 2017 13:27

Not concerned about expanding Kabul-New Delhi economic ties: Pak Ambassador

The Ambassador of Pakistan to Afghanistan Zahid Nasrullah Khan has said Islamabad is not concerned regarding the expanding economic ties between Kabul and New Delhi.

 
Afghanistan, India, Pakistan will sink or sail together: Pak army chief
12 Oct 2017 11:40

Afghanistan, India, Pakistan will sink or sail together: Pak army chief

The Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that the destinies of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India are inextricably linked.

 
Herat: Saffron price goes 90pc up in recent years
12 Oct 2017 09:33

Herat: Saffron price goes 90pc up in recent years

Fifteen years back, I exported five kilograms of saffron to Iran but no one bought it there, so I brought it back to Herat, I finally sold a kilogram for 9,000 afghanis to a pharmacist.”

 
Ex-Afghan President Karzai: Trump Strategy Risks More Bloodshed
3 Oct 2017 16:57

Ex-Afghan President Karzai: Trump Strategy Risks More Bloodshed

Afghanistan's former President Hamid Karzai claims that the new US strategy for his country is against Afghanistan's national interests.

 
Massoud: ‘A Real Hero Of This Land’
10 Sep 2017 12:20

Massoud: ‘A Real Hero Of This Land’

Respected by both the people and his opposition, Ahmad Shah Massoud had been a brave commander and a ‘real hero’, said numerous leaders Saturday.