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100 School girls poisoned in Jebril town of Herat

Hundred of school girls were poisoned in Jebril town in western Herat province. “We have received about hundred students from Habib Al Mustafa high school in Jebril town being poisoned,” Mohammad Rafiq Shirzai a spokesman for Herat hospitals told on Monday. Adding, the students hospitalized and are under treatment, but …

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Gunmen wounded Kandahar Information, Cultural Director

Hazrat Wali Hotak, Kandahar Information and Cultural director was injured after being attacked by gunmen today morning, a local official told to Ariana News. “Gunmen attacked and injured Mr. Hazrat Wali Hotak around 8:30 am,” provincial governor spokesperson Samim Ikhpelwak said on Monday. “Mr. Hotak was taken to the hospital …

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US NSA discusses militant attacks based in Pakistan

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met Pakistan’s prime minister on Sunday to press concerns over attacks launched by militants based in Pakistan, officials said. The visit to Islamabad, part of an Asian tour that included an earlier stop in China, comes amid uncertainty over whether the United States will …

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ANSF Retake Musa Qala from Taliban: MoD

Government forces have regained control of a strategic district in southern Helmand province late last night, a statement from Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) says. 220 Taliban fighters have been killed and wounded during the operations by Afghan security forces, the statement added. At the same time Omar Zwak, a …

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India rebuffs Afghanistan on strategic meet

India has driven back Kabul invitation to regain Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) in Kabul. The Hindu, an Indian newspaper writes, stung by Afghanistan’s security and strategic shift towards Pakistan in the past year, India has rebuffed another invitation from Kabul to revive the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) signed in 2011 …

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IWA: NKB Losses $10 Million Yearly

The New Kabul Bank has a deficit of $10 million annually, Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA), an Afghan organization that works to increase transparency, integrity and accountability in Afghanistan said on Saturday. The bank collapsed in 2010 after losing almost $ 1bn, many of the bank’s staff were sent to prison …

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10 % increase in Parwan’s agriculture products this year

The agriculture department in Parwan province has registered a 10% increase in agriculture production this year. Head of agriculture department in Parwan says Favorable climate, improved irrigation, provision of trainings for farmers and prevention of diseases are cited as major factors behind this year’s growth in agricultural production. Parwan province …

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US praises India’s role in Afghanistan

The Pentagon has praised India’s significant contribution in the peaceful development of Afghanistan; calling on China to have an active part in Afghanistan. India and Afghanistan signed a strategic partnership declaration in 2011, which formalized cooperation on governance, economics, commerce, education, public administration, and security/law enforcement which said in a …

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Afghanistan is one of main partners of Turkmenistan, says Turkmen president

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow who arrived in Kabul on Thursday emphasized on the settlement of disputes through diplomatic challenges of Afghanistan and the United Nations intervenes. In a press conference in Presidential Palace with President Ashraf Ghani, President Berdimuhamedow said that his country is ready to cooperate in Afghan government …

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Dustom warns Taliban to lay down weapons

Following the fight against rebels in northwestern Faryab province and leading military operations against insurgents, Afghan first vice president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dustom entered Sar-e Pul to suppress the insurgents. Gen. Dustom warned Pakistan Inter-Service Intelligence ISI of not reaching its goals with launching attacks in Afghanistan. He once again …

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Ahmad Zia Masoud warns division of NUG

President especial envoy for reforms and good governance declared that the leaders of National Unity Government (NUG) are acting on the basis of ethnicity which is a dangerous issue for Afghanistan. Ahmad Zia Masoud, President especial envoy for reforms and good governance said that the 2014 election led to a …

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Finance minister postponed Pakistan visit

On the request of the Afghan side, the next Joint Economic Commission (JEC) meeting was postponed and now it will be held in the last quarter of the year in Islamabad. Afghan finance minister, Aklil Hakimi postponed his visit to Pakistan, Islamabad due to unclear reasons, an official said. According …

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Electoral Reformation Committee Finalized list of members Committee on Selecting Election Commissions

Officials at Electoral Reformation committee has finalized the list of members of a committee who will select individuals for both Election commissions. They have said,”based on the agreement made no Governmental officials will have its influence on selecting any individuals for Independent Election Commission IEC or Election Complain Commission ECC,” …

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BF donates books to Kandahar University

Continuing to its contributions to the country’s educational and cultural sectors, the Bayat Foundation (BF) this time donated 1,500 books of different subjects to the University of Kandahar province of Afghanistan. The books donated to the library of Kandahar University were related to the subjects of science, social sciences, Islamic …

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IEC to Reject Any Illegal Decision by Reforms Commission

Independent Election Commission (IEC) will not accept any illegal decision of the Special Electoral Reforms Commission, Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani Chairman of the IEC of Afghanistan said in a press conference on Wednesday. The remarks come as the Special Electoral Reform Commission has decided to provide their plan for short-term electoral …

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