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Taliban frees another 16 Afghan security forces in Balkh

AT News KABUL: Local officials in northern Balkh have confirmed the releasement of 16 Afghan security forces by the Taliban to complete the prisoners swap process in a bid to pay the ground for the intra-Afghan negotiations. Provincial governor’s spokesman, Muneer Farhad said the inmates were freed in Chamtal district …

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Editorial: Celebrate the print media pioneer!

July 22 marks the 14th anniversary of this fine establishment, the Afghanistan Times, which is undeniably the leading English newspaper nationwide. Our staffers are celebrating this day on which the daily came into existence and are proud to be part of an organization that is committed to serving the nation …

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Afghanistan records 112 new cases of covid-19

AT News KABUL: With 112 new positive cases in the last 24 hours, Afghanistan now officially has 35,727 coronavirus cases across the country. The Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday said that out of 377 suspected samples, 112 were reported positive. According to the ministry, 43 positive cases were recorded …

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Ghani-Abdullah spokesmen at odds

AT News KABUL: The High Council for National Reconciliation said that remarks made by the spokesman of the President Ashraf Ghani over the formation of the reconciliation council has shown his lack of awareness from the power sharing agreement signed between Ghani and Abdullah. Faridon Khawzon, spokesman for the high …

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Wedding halls reopen amid coronavirus threats

AT News KABUL: Wedding halls in Kabul city are reopening for receptions even as the deadly Corona virus is still threatening lives across the country. The reopening of these reception halls is good news for the owners as well as for the people who want to hold weddings. The hall …

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Parliament rejects govt.’s DM program

AT News KABUL: The parliament on Tuesday rejected a program recently announced by President Ashraf Ghani based on which, the destitute would be assisted. The Dastarkhan-e-Melli known as DM by its acronym (National Food Table) is the third of its kind program through which the government tries to help poor …

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10 arrested on charge of drug trafficking in Kabul

AT News KABUL: The government says that 10 people suspected for drug trafficking were arrested in Kabul under the new security program. Two police officers suspected for cooperating with the drug traders were also arrested on Tuesday with 22 kilogram narcotics seized. The government said in a statement that 246,600 …

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