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1000s of Haitians protest against corruption            Trump announces exit of his spokeswoman Sarah Sanders            Ghani, Modi Discuss Afghan Peace in Bishkek             SCO Summit Begins In Bishkek            Video: Iran saves crewmembers of tanker hit in Sea of Oman             World reacts as two tankers Ďattackedí in Sea of Oman             Police shooting of black man triggers unrest in Memphis, Tennessee            UK government signs order to enable Assange extradition to US            Ex-Football Chief Yet To Be Detained Despite Arrest Warrant             Man Who Tried To Approach Ghani Was Asked By Arg ĎTo Stay Silentí             Leader of Iran to Japan PM: Trump not worthy of exchanging messages with             Explosions hit two large oil tankers in Sea of Oman: Reports            Saudi crown princeís sister to go on trial in France in July            Catalan separatistsí rebellion trial closes            Trump says US sending 1,000 troops to join the 4,000 already in Poland            

Grand Ayatollah Mohaqiq Kabuli passes away

Ayatollah Qorbanali Mohaqiq Kabuli, an Afghan Shia source of emulation, died at the age of 91. image1 AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Ayatollah Qorbanali Mohaqiq Kabuli, an Afghan Shia source of emulation, died at the age...

Insurgent Attacks Will Not Divide Afghans: Ulema Council

The Afghanistan Ulema Council (Religious Scholars Council) has strongly condemned the recent attacks in Kabul and provinces, saying attacks on mosques and religious premises would not harm the unity of the Afghan people. Qiamuddin Kashaf, the head of the national Ulema Council called on the Afghan people...

American national kidnapped in Kabul city

A foreign national has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in capital Kabul earlier today, according to the security sources. The incident has taken place in the vicinity of the third police district of the city in Karte Char area of the city. According to reports, the American national was working with...

Huge Fire Rips Through Takhar Market

Local officials in Takhar said a huge blaze ripped through a wood market in Taluqan, the capital city of the province on Friday afternoon. Eyewitnesses say the reason behind the fire is not clear. Many shops have been burnt so far in the incident, an eyewitness said. Takhar officials said they will...

Kabul metro bus project work to kick off today

The first phase of the project work for metro bus service in capital Kabul will kick off today as the officials expect the work to be completed in one year. The Kabul acting mayor Abdullah Habibzai told reporters that the work on the first phase of the project will start today and will be completed...

Norway proposes bill to ban full-face veils in schools

The Norwegian government has proposed a bill to parliament to ban full-face veils in all schools in the Nordic country. Minister of Education and Research Torbjorn Roe Isaksen said in a statement on Monday that the new measure would ban wearing niqabs as well as burqas, balaclavas and masks in nurseries,...

Saturday Declared A Day Of National Mourning

President Ashraf Ghani has ordered Saturday a national day of mourning to honor the victims of the recent deadly attacks in Kabul, Khost and Heart provinces, the Presidential Palace said in a statement on Friday. The statement said the decision was made to express condolences with the families of those...

Protest against refugee deportation in Germany turns violent

Students in the German city of Nuremberg have clashed with police to bloc the deportation of an Afghan refugee. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between students and police at the vocational school at Berliner Platz, where officials were trying to evacuate a 20-year-old Afghan asylum seeker from the camp. The...

Petition Calls For War Crime Trials In The Hague

A petition has been filed by families of cvil war victims, who have pointed fingers at certain factions, including Gulbuddin Hekmatyar-led Hizb-e-Islami, for their involvement in war crimes and called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague to prosecute offenders. They called on the ICC...

Parliament Commission Wants Govt-Alokozay Land Deal Terminated

A debate in the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) over a recent controversial land deal between government and Alokozay Group of Companies exposed predictable divisions among lawmakers on Tuesday when chairman of parliament's Transport and Telecommunication Commission slammed the accord as...

Deadly ending of a young boy and girlís intimacy in Kabul

The dead body of a young girl found from a container in Kabul has sent shockwaves as the security officials confirm that the young couple had locked themselves inside the container for some happy moments. The security officials in Kabul police commandment said the girl had already died when a search...

UNHCR says about 250 feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says nearly 250 people are missing and feared dead following two shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days. UNHCR says one of its partner agencies, the International Medical Corps, has reported a shipwreck off the Libyan coast on...

Ghani Vows to Reform MoI As EU, UN Warn Against Corruption

President Ashraf Ghani on Monday said the ministry of interior was the heart of corruption in the security sector, but vowed to undertake structural reforms and end the problem. Speaking at the Third Annual European Union Anti-Corruption Conference in Kabul on Monday, Ghani said besides tackling issues...

11 dead, 200 missing in fresh refugee shipwrecks in Mediterranean

At least 11 people have reportedly been killed and 200 more people remain unaccounted for following two separate shipwrecks involving refugees in the central Mediterranean. The Libyan Red Crescent said on Monday that bodies of 10 women and one child were found on a beach in Zawiya, 50 kilometers (31...

Hekmatyar Should Be Held Accountable For Past Actions: HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday said Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, head of Hizb-e-Islami, should be held accountable for what he has done in the past, especially the deeds he committed during the civil war. Patricia Gossman, a senior researcher of Human Rights Watch in Afghanistan said Hekmatyar, like other...

Afghan woman killed by fellow asylum seeker in Germany

An Afghan woman has reportedly been stabbed to death by a fellow asylum seeker from Afghanistan, apparently due to religious rift as the victim was seen by the assailant attending a Church service. According to the sources quoted by the local news outlet, Bild, the victim was believed to be about 38-year-old...

US to grant 2,500 more visas for Afghans under $1 trillion deal

The United States government will grant 2,500 more visas for the Afghan nationals have worked with the US military in Afghanistan, it has been reported. The Afghan nationals will be granted with the visas under the deal that concluded on Sunday worth around $1 trillion. This comes as the US government...

Workers rally to mark Labor Day around world

Thousands of workers have taken to the streets in countries across the world to mark the International Workers’ Day, when labor unions often demand better working conditions. The International Workers’ Day, also known as the May Day, is marked on May 1 every year. The rallies sometimes...

Western Powers Seek to Dominate Muslim Nations: Iranís Leader

Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution warns over attempts by Western powers to dominate Muslim nations politically and economically. Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Revolution made the remarks on Thursday in Tehran when he met with distinguished Qur'an reciters, memorizers...

First Afghan Minister elected a member of Governing Council of UN-Habitat

The Minister of Urban Development and Housing Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi became a member of the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). According to an official release "The Council elected by acclamation Afghanistan (Asia-Pacific States) to a term expiring on...

Germany Ďrejects most Afghan asylum requests in 2017

Germany has in the span of two months rejected the asylum requests of more than half of the Afghan refugees who had traveled 7,000 kilometers in search of a better life in the European country. Citing Interior Ministry figures, the German Passauer Neue Presse newspaper reported on Sunday that less...

Prayer Ceremonies Countrywide In Honor Of Fallen Soldiers

Prayer ceremonies were held around the country on Sunday to honor the soldiers killed in the attack on the Afghan National Army 209 Shaheen Military Corps Headquarters in Balkh on Friday. It is believed at least 135 soldiers were killed in the attack. Members of the public attending the ceremonies...

Afghanistan gets Minister of State to boost tourism

The Afghan government has appointed a Minister of State for tourism as efforts are underway to increase the number of global tourist with an aim to increase the government income. A presidential spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazawi said President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed Ghulam Nabi Farahi as...

Libya fishermen find 28 dead asylum seekers

More than two dozen dead asylum-seekers have been found by fishermen on a boat off the coast of Libya. Ahmaida Khalifa Amsalam, the Interior Ministry's security unit commander, said on Tuesday that it seemed the victims died of thirst and hunger after their boat broke down off the coast...

Child Brides Run The Risk Of Dying Young, Warns First Lady

Afghanistan’s First Lady Rula Ghani has called on Afghans to end the practice of marrying off their daughters at a young age, saying early marriage has an impact on girls and puts them at risk. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) and Ministry of Women’s Affairs...

Two billion people drinking polluted water worldwide: WHO

Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday, warning that nearly two billion people currently use fecal-contaminated water. Hundreds of thousands of people die each year because they are forced to...

Kabul Zooís Latest Residents Settle In To New Home

Lion enclosures at Kabul Zoo have been empty for years, but this week four African lions, rescued from smugglers at Spin Boldak crossing in Kandahar, took up residency. Kabul Zoo's last lion was Marjan, who originally came from China but died three years ago after falling ill. However, the new...

Govt Given 90 Days To Roll Out Electronic ID Card System

Humayoun Mohtat, Director of Biometric Identity Cards Issuing Authority (BICIA), on Wednesday said at a process conference that government has given them 90 days to start issuing electronic identity cards to the public. Mohtat said BICIA will start by hiring staff, including technical teams, and will...

Herat Provincial Council Head Sentenced To Prison

The chairman of the Herat provincial council, Kamran Alizai was sentenced to two years and six months in prison by an Anti-Corruption Criminal Justice Center primary court on Monday over a number of accusations including misusing authorities, interfering in the affairs of Herat attorney general's...

4 Afghan officials jailed for 20, 7 years each and total fine of 1.186b over corruption

The special tribunal formed to try the officials in corruption cases jailed four Afghan officials for 20 and 7 years each and a total fine of 1.86 billion Afghanis on charges of embezzlement. The four officials belonging to the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing appeared before the special tribunal...

Open trial of MUDH officials kick off on charges of AFN 1 billion embezzlement

The open trial of three former employees of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (MUDH) officially kicked in Kabul. The three employees are being tried on charges of embezzlement of at least one billion Afghanis and misuse of authority while working in the ministry. The officials facing...

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Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism



SCO plays constructive role in promoting regional peace, stability: Statement

1000s of Haitians protest against corruption

Trump announces exit of his spokeswoman Sarah Sanders

Ghani, Modi Discuss Afghan Peace in Bishkek

SCO Summit Begins In Bishkek

Video: Iran saves crewmembers of tanker hit in Sea of Oman

World reacts as two tankers Ďattackedí in Sea of Oman

Police shooting of black man triggers unrest in Memphis, Tennessee

UK government signs order to enable Assange extradition to US

Ex-Football Chief Yet To Be Detained Despite Arrest Warrant

Man Who Tried To Approach Ghani Was Asked By Arg ĎTo Stay Silentí

Leader of Iran to Japan PM: Trump not worthy of exchanging messages with

Explosions hit two large oil tankers in Sea of Oman: Reports

Saudi crown princeís sister to go on trial in France in July

Catalan separatistsí rebellion trial closes

Trump says US sending 1,000 troops to join the 4,000 already in Poland

UK parliament rejects move to block no-deal Brexit

Oil prices jump following suspected attacks on two oil tankers in Sea of Oman

Explosions hit two large oil tankers in Sea of Oman: Reports

PM Abe calls Iran significant country, voices Japanís readiness to help ease tensions

Daesh In Afghanistan Aims To Attack US: McKenzie

Putin Hopes Efforts On Afghan Peace Will Product Positive Results

Japanís Prime Minister Abe in Tehran on historic visit

Germany Mediates for Ending Afghan War: MoFA

Taliban Main Obstacle to Peace Process: Abdullah

China lashes out at US for Ďirresponsibleí comments on Hong Kong

EU moves closer to disciplinary action over Italyís rising debt

Key Taliban Member Among 52 Others Killed In Zabul: Governor

Afghan Director Begins Filming New Movie In Iran

Italy Ďdeterminedí to avoid EU debt procedure

US companies sued over Londonís deadly Grenfell Tower fire

Turkey condemns US Congress resolution on purchase of Russian S-400 systems

Collapse of Century: Howís US Hegemony Declining?

Why is he so low-key? UK PM candidate Johnson bashed for avoiding scrutiny

EU cannot be blackmailed on Brexit: Germany

US pressuring world into ignoring Security Council resolution on Iran: Russia FM

UKís intelligence service broke laws on data storage, use: Watchdog

Unknown militants raid Burkina Faso town, kill 19

Trump threatens Chinaís President Xi: Meet me or else!

US mulls new sanctions to kill Iran-EU trade vehicle


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