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2018-01-19 Technology

Growing e-governance in Afghanistan reduces corruption, speeds up service

The move towards electronic systems in government offices has simplified administrative procedures and is a tool for reducing corruption, officials and citizens say.

2018-01-19 Technology

Growing e-governance in Afghanistan reduces corruption, speeds up service

The move towards electronic systems in government offices has simplified administrative procedures and is a tool for reducing corruption, officials and citizens say.

2018-01-18 Human Rights

Afghan Syria war recruits face broken promises in poverty-stricken Iran

Unable to provide for its own citizens, the Iranian regime is likely to increase abuse of Afghans living in the country, observers warn.

2018-01-18 Human Rights

Afghan Syria war recruits face broken promises in poverty-stricken Iran

Unable to provide for its own citizens, the Iranian regime is likely to increase abuse of Afghans living in the country, observers warn.

2018-01-17 Politics

Russia trying to stir up ethnic tensions in Afghan politics, lawmakers say

Statements from Russian officials that aim to cause instability in Afghanistan are 'extremely disturbing', according to one member of parliament from Balkh Province.

2018-01-17 Politics

Russia trying to stir up ethnic tensions in Afghan politics, lawmakers say

Statements from Russian officials that aim to cause instability in Afghanistan are 'extremely disturbing', according to one member of parliament from Balkh Province.

2018-01-16 Diplomacy

UN Security Council meets with Afghan leaders in Kabul

The talks, which came at the end of a three-day visit by UN Security Council representatives, focused on political, socio-economic, human rights and security issues in Afghanistan.

2018-01-16 Diplomacy

UN Security Council meets with Afghan leaders in Kabul

The talks, which came at the end of a three-day visit by UN Security Council representatives, focused on political, socio-economic, human rights and security issues in Afghanistan.

2018-01-16 Security

Taliban failed to reach goals in 2017: Afghan officials

Taliban announced plans to capture six provinces -- Badakhshan, Kunduz, Sar-e-Pul, Faryab, Helmand and Farah -- in 2017, but failed to capture one.

2018-01-16 Security

Taliban failed to reach goals in 2017: Afghan officials

Taliban announced plans to capture six provinces -- Badakhshan, Kunduz, Sar-e-Pul, Faryab, Helmand and Farah -- in 2017, but failed to capture one.

2018-01-15 Security

Thousands of Helmand residents rally for peace

'Every home in Helmand has seen the pain of fighting ... we need peace more than anything,' a representative of the Tribal Council said.

2018-01-15 Security

Thousands of Helmand residents rally for peace

'Every home in Helmand has seen the pain of fighting ... we need peace more than anything,' a representative of the Tribal Council said.

2018-01-12 Economy

Afghanistan revamps traditional raisin houses

The Ministry of Agriculture and aid groups are financing the new keshmesh khanas to boost productivity and farmers' earnings.

2018-01-12 Economy

Afghanistan revamps traditional raisin houses

The Ministry of Agriculture and aid groups are financing the new keshmesh khanas to boost productivity and farmers' earnings.

2018-01-10 Security

Taliban fighters join peace process in Jawzjan

The nine-member group has vowed to support the Afghan security forces in their fight against the Taliban and ISIS.

2018-01-10 Security

Taliban fighters join peace process in Jawzjan

The nine-member group has vowed to support the Afghan security forces in their fight against the Taliban and ISIS.

2018-01-09 Security

Tribal elders in Kandahar, Herat renew support for security forces

'It is our Islamic as well as our Afghan duty to support these forces against terrorists,' one elder said at a recent gathering in Kandahar.

2018-01-09 Security

Tribal elders in Kandahar, Herat renew support for security forces

'It is our Islamic as well as our Afghan duty to support these forces against terrorists,' one elder said at a recent gathering in Kandahar.

2018-01-08 Protests

'Listen to your people,' Afghan lawmakers tell Iranian regime

Peaceful demonstrations are a civil right and a pillar of democracy, Afghan lawmakers say, urging the Iranian regime not to continue its bloody crackdown.

2018-01-08 Protests

'Listen to your people,' Afghan lawmakers tell Iranian regime

Peaceful demonstrations are a civil right and a pillar of democracy, Afghan lawmakers say, urging the Iranian regime not to continue its bloody crackdown.

2018-01-05 Terrorism

Suicide bombing hits protest in Kabul, killing 13 police officers

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, the first to hit the capital since the start of the new year.

2018-01-05 Terrorism

Suicide bombing hits protest in Kabul, killing 13 police officers

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, the first to hit the capital since the start of the new year.

2018-01-05 Security

Together with Afghan forces, Nangarhar residents take up arms against ISIS

More than 1,500 residents are now part of popular uprisings against the terrorist group.

2018-01-05 Security

Together with Afghan forces, Nangarhar residents take up arms against ISIS

More than 1,500 residents are now part of popular uprisings against the terrorist group.

2018-01-04 Terrorism

Hekmatyar accuses Iran of supporting ISIS in Afghanistan

'Iran wants to play the same game in Afghanistan that it played under the name of ISIS in Iraq and Syria,' the former militant commander said.

2018-01-04 Terrorism

Hekmatyar accuses Iran of supporting ISIS in Afghanistan

'Iran wants to play the same game in Afghanistan that it played under the name of ISIS in Iraq and Syria,' the former militant commander said.

2018-01-04 Youth

Afghan, Pakistani youth ambassadors work towards convergence, harmony

Extremism, terrorism and war are detrimental to both Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the two must fight together, say Pakistani and Afghan youth.

2018-01-04 Youth

Afghan, Pakistani youth ambassadors work towards convergence, harmony

Extremism, terrorism and war are detrimental to both Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the two must fight together, say Pakistani and Afghan youth.

2018-01-03 Security

Nuristan elders, scholars reaffirm support for Afghan security forces

About 150 religious scholars and tribal elders denounced the government's opponents and announced continuing support for Afghan security forces.

2018-01-03 Security

Nuristan elders, scholars reaffirm support for Afghan security forces

About 150 religious scholars and tribal elders denounced the government's opponents and announced continuing support for Afghan security forces.

2018-01-02 Terrorism

Taliban, ISIS responsible for rise in Afghan civilian deaths in 2017

The year was one of the bloodiest on record for Afghanistan, as militants targeted civilians with suicide attacks and mines.

2018-01-02 Terrorism

Taliban, ISIS responsible for rise in Afghan civilian deaths in 2017

The year was one of the bloodiest on record for Afghanistan, as militants targeted civilians with suicide attacks and mines.

2018-01-01 Economy

Nangarhar sees unprecedented increase in olive production

This solar year's olive harvest is set to reach 1,600 tonnes, according to officials who credit an infusion of support and funding from the Afghan government.

2018-01-01 Economy

Nangarhar sees unprecedented increase in olive production

This solar year's olive harvest is set to reach 1,600 tonnes, according to officials who credit an infusion of support and funding from the Afghan government.

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