As IEC announced the arrival of a final batch of biometric kits on coming Thursday, as it seems that the electoral watchdog has begun its tough work on the upcoming elections for parliament. Last week, the IEC began to train 250 of its personnel in the usage of biometric devices and the training was completed in 3 days. The trained personnel are now supposed

1 October 2018

President Ghani, at the third National Mayors Conference held on Monday, called the consolidation of state lands in all provinces as top priorities of the mayors. According to the president, in the past, the municipalities did not work on consolidating the state lands, which led to the misuse and usurpation of these lands. In another part of his speech, he said that from his point

1 October 2018

GURBANGULY BERDIMUHAMEDOV, President of Turkmenistan, while addressing the 73rd UNGA on Saturday made sure he gave due weight to Afghanistan in his speech. Mr Berdimuhamedov said that the world was witnessing a proliferation of conflict prone areas and a decrease in trust and mutual understanding of global development. On disarmament and fight against terrorism, he said that support for Afghanistan is crucial for ensuring security

1 October 2018

Security officials have reported that more than three dozen terrorists have been killed or wounded across many provinces of Afghanistan. As a result of the invasive, airborne and cleanup operations of the security forces over the past 24 hours in the provinces of Helmand, Nangarhar, Nimroz, Sar-e-Pul, Badakhshan, Ghazni, Kandahar, Logar, Kunduz, Herat, Baghlan, Badakhshan and Uruzgan, 45 terrorists were killed and six others

1 October 2018

IEC has unveiled that it has approved the preliminary list of voters of 19 provinces so far. 10 days ago, it had done so for only 10 provinces. The approval of the rest of the provinces are pending and IEC is expected to complete the process soon. IEC has also added that they have dropped 600,000 duplicate

1 October 2018

A proposal circulating in Washington lobbying for the US War on Afghanistan to be privatized has become a controversial matter in Afghan domestic politics. Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater and an ally of US President Donal Trump is the brain behind the privatization proposal. In response to Mr Prince’s proposal, many Afghan senators have asked the National Unity Government to take a firm

1 October 2018

Independent Election Commission's chief has confirmed that all the biometric kits numbering to 22000 are expected to be delivered to Kabul by Thursday. Last week, some 4000 biometric devices had been delivered to Kabul which was followed by IEC training 250 of its employees in Kabul for using the devices. With the delivery of all biometric kits, the

1 October 2018

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani announced earlier on Monday that the exclusivity of government-provided services has made the government agencies complacent towards properly addressing people's problems, but still, people have to go to these institutions. Speaking at the Third Afghan Mayors Conference in Kabul, he said that the relationship between the government and the people should change. President

1 October 2018

In a match against Nepal on Monday, Afghanistan U-19 cricket team defeated Nepal to advance into the semi finals of Asia Cup. Azmatullah Omarzai, claimed four wickets in the first innings in which Nepal was batting. Afghanistan tossed out all wickets for Nepal's score of 131. Afghanistan reached the target of 132 runs in 37.3 overs. Rahmanullah Gurbaz

1 October 2018

Security officials have announced the destruction of suicide vest, mortar shells, rockets and barrel mines in Jawzjan province. As a result of an Afghan security forces cleanup operation in Faizabad district of Jawzjan province, 2 suicide vests have been identified and destroyed, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. The statement added, “In the operation, 50

1 October 2018