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Telecom minister vows four-time faster internet speed

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The new minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT) has promised to increase the internet speed by four times. In his 100-day plan for improved…

Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Turkmenistan railway to extend to Iran

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Dushanbe has decided to extend the Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Turkmenistan (TAT) railway, a vital regional project, to Iranian seaports through Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. Tajikistan’s Ministry of Transportation said…

Salma Dam to become operational in one year: Herat governor

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Governor of the western Herat province said that construction work on the Salma Dam was going on in full swing, and the project would take…

Second phase of informal peace talks will start soon: HPC

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The High Peace Council (HPC) said that the next phase of informal peace talks with the Taliban will be held soon. Maulvi Shahzada Shahid, spokesman…

Nangarhar ulema term war against govt un-Islamic

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A number of religious scholars from eastern Nangarhar province termed the ongoing war against the government as a conspiracy engineered by neighboring countries. The religious…

Iranian spy breaks Nimroz prison

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: An Iranian spy has escaped from the Nimroz province, sources said. A security official, on the condition not to be named, told Pajhwok that the…

Georgia marks five years of serving in NATO-led Afghan mission

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Georgia has marked five years of its armed forces’ services in Afghanistan. A ceremony in this connection was held on Friday in Tbilisi, the capital…

German hostage rescued in Kunduz

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AT-KABUL: A German citizen, kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants in northeastern Afghanistan a month back, was released on Friday, provincial officials said. The German national, working with the…

Four terrorists arrested in Zabul

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AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Thursday said that four insurgents were arrested in Zabul province. In a press statement issued here, the spy agency said…

Wolesi Jirga to hike cigarette tax in anti-smoking drive

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By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: Chief of the Health and Youth Commission of the Wolesi Jirga (WJ) said that the parliament is set to raise import duty on cigarettes…