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19 insurgents killed in Helmand

AT-KABUL: The Afghan security forces had repelled Taliban’s attack on Sangin district of Helmand province, in which 19 insurgent were killed and 24 others received injuries, official said…

20 Daesh militants killed by own bomb in Zabul

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: At least 20 loyalists of the Islamic State, aka, Daesh terrorist group were killed in a premature bomb explosion in southern Zabul province of the…

‘Women seek vital role in all aspects’

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AT-MEHTARLAM: Afghan women on Monday in a gathering asked that they want to play a vital role in all aspect of society, including to the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned…

“Conflicts marred ICRC aid delivery in 2016”

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By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday termed insecurity and the ongoing conflict as a core obstacle ahead of its aid delivery…

‘80 Taliban arrested’

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: At least 80 Taliban insurgents were detained and three gunmen were killed in northern Baghlan and Jawzjan Northern provinces, officials said on Monday. Mohammad Reza…

Go after Pakistan-based terrorists: Karzai to Trump

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Former president Hamid Karzai has urged US President Donald Trump to honour his campaign promise of dismantling terrorist camps in Pakistan. Karzai confirmed receiving letters from Barack Obama…

Afghanistan-China trade via railway face challenges

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AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and industry (ACCI) on Sunday said that minimum production and shortage of market are the main obstacles for the export…

Six heroin factories destroyed in Helmand

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AT-KABUL: Counter-narcotics police destroyed six heroin factories in southern Helmand province, security officials said on Sunday. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the operation was…

Wiping out polio: Immunization campaign to declare Afghanistan polio-free in 2017

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By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Sunday said that polio vaccination drive would restart with the technical and financial support of the World Health…

Editorial: Women’s plight

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Fifteen years after the collapse of the Taliban regime, gender equality remains a distant dream in Afghanistan. Despite claims of progress, violence against women is still at boiling…