Taliban using night-vision goggles kill 8 police

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 03:31 Written by

Taliban fighters wearing “sophisticated” night-vision goggles killed eight Afghan police officers on Monday, according to The New York Times.

Protesters accuse Nangarhar PC member of land grab

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 03:30 Written by

The residents of Surah Roud district in eastern Nangarhar province have rallied against Qahar Qader, the Provincial Council (PC) member and accused him of grabbing their lands.

Pakistan fires 340 more shells into Kunar

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 03:29 Written by

Pakistani forces have fired 340 more mortar shells into eastern Kunar province from across the Durand Line, an official said on Tuesday.

Resign if unable to curb graft, Balkh officials told

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 03:29 Written by

Some government officials in northern Balkh province have acknowledged their inability to stop what they say “growing corruption.”

Some officials even burst into to tears while acknowledging their helplessness to prevent corruption from happening and others accused the provincial government of not supporting the anti-corruption drive.

Malnutrition treatment center opens in Zaranj hospital

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 03:24 Written by

A malnutrition treatment center (MTC) has been established at the civil hospital in Zaranj, the capital of southwestern Nimroz province, home to more malnourished children than other provinces.

Internal disagreements within Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) party continue unabated even after the return of its leader, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, which, according to some analysts, threatens its political survival.

A Pakistani Senator Farhatullah Babar has said the supporters of the ex-Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor have been shielded by certain circles in the government.

Most of Ghazni PC members not attending office

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 03:27 Written by

The majority of the Provincial Council (PC) members in southern Ghazni province remain absent from duty for months and have been busy doing personal chores.

NATO voices concern over possible delay in election

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 03:27 Written by

A senior NATO diplomat on Monday voiced concern at possible delays in Afghanistan’s parliamentary and district council elections, slated for July 2018.

“I think we haven’t exhausted all possible means to get to credible and transparent election. Elections are the bedrock of democracy,” NATO’s senior civilian representative said in an interview.

The Trump administration wants to have the Taliban on the negotiating table as soon as possible to end the military conflict in war-torn Afghanistan, a top US diplomat has said.