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Kabul Blast Kills 4, Injures 30

A roadside bomb struck a minibus in Taimani area of the capital Kabul during the evening rush hour, killing at least 4 people and wounding 30 others. Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the improvised explosive device had been planted on the roadside. Sediq Sediqi, spokesman of MoI noted that one …

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EU Launches Anti-Corruption Campaign in Afghanistan

The European Union (EU) Delegation in Afghanistan launched its 2017 Anti-Corruption Campaign on Sunday. According to a statement released by the EU Office in Kabul, the campaign will focus on the following four themes: natural resources and stability – the threat of illegal mining, corruption in the judicial sector, prevention …

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Abdullah Urges for Independent Judiciary

Afghan Chief Executive on Sunday asked judicial institutions to maintain their independence in making decisions. “The judiciary system must have its independence against any organ and there must be no interference in their affairs,” said CE Abdullah Abdullah who was speaking at a ceremony in Kabul under the name of …

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Russia to Involve U.S. in Talks on Afghanistan

Russia is planning to involve the United States of America and Central Asian countries in a new peace dialogue which apparently aims to end the war in Afghanistan. China and Russia have been concerned about the growing influence of Islamic State insurgency in the war-torn Afghanistan; therefore, the two countries …

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MoU Signed to Formalize Violence Cases against Women

The Chief of Special Attorney to fight Violence against Women has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) and Ministry of Public Health (MPH) to formalize the violence cases of women. Chief  of special Attorney to fight violence against women Parwin Rahimi said, “Our performances …

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Afghan Police Arrest 9 Drug Smugglers

Afghan counter-narcotics special operation police have arrested nine drug smugglers during the past 24 hours. The Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement on Sunday said,” In past 24 hours, Afghan Counter-Narcotics Special Operation Police carried out 10 successful operations in Kabul, Parwan, Panjshir, Badakhshan and Farah provinces, arresting …

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Abdullah Introduced Naderi as Head of Independent Administrative Reforms Commission

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah officially introduced Nader Nadery as the Head of Independent Administrative Reforms and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC) on Saturday. Abdullah called his introduction as a step toward strengthening the administrative services and emphasized that the commission must remain “independent, non-political and must work based on meritocracy”. The …

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Industrial Bank Critical To Boosting Domestic Production, Say Industrial Union Officials

Officials in Afghanistan Industrial Union have stated that establishing the Industrial Bank is critical to increasing Afghanistan’s domestic production. Ministry of Commerce and Industry officials have said no final decision has been made about establishing the Industrial Bank. Chief of the Industrial Union Sakhi Ahmad Paiman said, “If the Government …

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