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UN backs Afghan media call to protect journalists from violence

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KABUL – The urgent need to improve the safety and security of Afghanistan’s journalists was the focus of a gathering to mark International Day to End Impunity for Crimes…

Editorial: Declared war

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Warning of turbulent times ahead, the country’s commander-in-chief Ashraf Ghani directed the law enforcement agencies to take concrete steps to deal with any untoward situation as the undeclared…

Nat Geo’s famed ‘Afghan girl’ admitted in hospital

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Zakhilwal disappointed over Sharbat Gula’s bail denial AُT-PESHAWAR: Afghan national and National Geographic famous face Sharbat Gula was admitted in a hospital here on Wednesday. Her application for…

Paktia residents slam Pakistan for unprovoked shelling

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Residents of the Zazai Aryub district of southeastern Paktia province on Wednesday expressed deep concerns over the rocket strikes from Pakistani forces into some areas…

Budget spending: Wolesi Jirga to summon 19 ministers

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BY Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Members of the Wolesi Jirga—Lower House of the parliament—with a majority vote, on Wednesday made decision to summon 19 ministers and a number of heads…

Senior militant leaders killed in Paktika

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AT-KABUL: A commander of the Haqqani network and a Taliban’s shadow governor were killed along 50 other militants during a ground and air operation in the southeastern Paktika…

Rifts in NUG: Jihadi, political leaders offers mediation

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Expressing serious concerns over widening rifts between the National Unity Government (NUG) leaders, the Council of Jihadi and National Political Parties (CoJNPP) on Tuesday said…

Editorial: Evil tentacles

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Daesh has become a deadly beast in Afghanistan despite presence of sophisticated international security forces. Spread of Daesh, also known as Islamic State, from one part of the…

Roadside blast kills seven in Parwan

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AT-KABUL: At least seven civilians were killed after their vehicle hit with a roadside mine in the Sayedkhel district of northern Parwan province, local official said on Tuesday….

Pakistan main obstacle to peace process: Meshrano Jirga

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: First Deputy Chairman of the Meshrano Jirga (Senate) Farhad Sakhi said on Tuesday that Pakistan was the main obstacle in front of direct peace talks…