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Afghanistan reform progress promising, as IMF commends

 Reports said that Afghanistan, after being judged by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to have made satisfactory progress on its reforms plan, is set to receive a further amount of up to €6m from the UN special agency. The country, as Public Finance International reported in its website, has a ...

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Warimach appointed as head of IEC Secretariat

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani appointed Imam Mohammad Warimach as head of Independent Election Commission (IEC) Secretariat, his office said in a statement. The president picked him for this position among the eight candidates already interviewed, according to the statement.   Separate interviews were held ...

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Russia’s Putin hails Syria talks in Astana as foundation for Geneva

 Russia says the latest rounds of Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan created a “mechanism” to control the truce holding across the Arab state, and helped revive the United Nations-backed negotiations underway in Geneva, Switzerland. Since the beginning of 2017, the Kazakh capital, Astana, has hosted two rounds of discussions between ...

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Gen. Atta Mohammad Noor appointed as Balkh governor

 KABUL: Based on verdict of 13th paragraph of 64th article of the country’s constitution and to make use of experiences and education of knowledgeable figures in local governance, appointment of Gen. Atta Mohammad Noor as Balkh governor has been approved by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. The newly-appointed governor was wished ...

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Afghan-Pak negotiation can tackle terror as long years of Russians’ stay left negative impacts

 Afghanistan is marking its 28th anniversary of the former Soviet Union Red Army defeat and finally withdrawal from the country. But alongside, it needs a firm relation with its immediate neighbor, Pakistan to tackle terrorists challenges along the two countries borders. Islamabad is reportedly making sincere efforts to resolve all ...

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Otto Pfister appointed as new Afghan football coach

 KABUL: Otto Pfister, 79, from Germany has been selected as the new coach for the national football team.  The Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) on Sunday introduced Pfister to the media and said he had signed a one year contract.  The AFF also introduced other new technical staff members including Ali ...

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Chakhansoori appointed as deputy of government coordinating affairs for general directorate of administrative affairs

KABUL: Based on suggestion of general directorate of presidential office’s administrative affairs and approval of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President Spokesperson Mohammad Haroon Chakhansoori has been appointed deputy of government coordinating affairs for presidential office’s general directorate of administrative affairs. Chakhansoori has completed his higher education to master level in ...

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Mohammad Rasoul Bawari appointed as deputy minister of culture, art

KABUL: Based on proposal of information and culture ministry and decree of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Mohammad Rasoul Bawari has been appointed as deputy minister of culture and art for information and culture. The Kabul Times   Source : Mohammad Rasoul Bawari appointed as deputy minister of culture, art

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Daesh turning more brutal, taking revenge from civilians as facing defeat by govt. forces

Fear and dread from Daesh or the so-called Islamic State is growing among the people, as a number of masked illegal armed men took coal miners under barrage in Tala o Barfak district of Afghanistan northern Baghlan province, where 12 have reportedly been killed and five other wounded. The incident ...

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Peace with HIA close to success as UNSC vows full cooperation

In a bid to restore peace and security, High Peace Council (HPC), under the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan initiative, has stepped to resume the long delayed peace negotiation with the armed oppositions. The HPC succeeded to once again help the elusive Hezb-e-Islami of Afghanistan leader, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar ...

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