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“SCO membership will improve Afghan economy”

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A number of MPs and analysts have said that membership of Afghanistan in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is vital for fixing the country’s economy on condition that the government succeeds to receive full membership of the organization. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Monday said that …

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Afghanistan, India are bound by a thousand ties: Ghani

The Indo-Afghan partnership has blossomed despite barriers caused by geography and political hurdles, says Narendra Modi AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Hinting at the importance of Afghanistan and India relations, President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said that the two countries are bound by a thousand ties and millions of memories. President Ghani …

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52 people killed in Badakhshan landslide

AT-KABUL: At least 52 people have been killed in a devastating landslide in northeastern Badakhshan province on Tuesday. Shah Waliullah Adeeb, the governor of Badakhshan province, said the landslide in Khwahan district of the province. He added that the way to the landslide hit area was covered with snow and …

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Nepal quake death toll could reach 10,000

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala warns that number of people confirmed dead could soar as remote villages are reached. Nepal’s prime minister has warned that the number of people killed in the country’s worst earthquake in decades could reach 10,000. Sushil Koirala’s comment on Tuesday came as rescuers in Nepal were …

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India, Afghanistan to sign treaty on intelligence

KABUL: India is expected to sign a treaty with Afghanistan on sharing intelligence and cooperation against crimes during President Ashraf Ghani’s maiden trip to the country later this month. Indiatimes.com reported on Monday Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will sign a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) with Afghanistan during President …

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Afghan forces avenge Badakhshan deaths

KABUL: Four Taliban commanders, who ordered beheading of Afghan soldiers in Juram district of northeastern Badakhshan, had been killed, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on Monday. In total 27 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed, including eight who were beheaded after being captured, during a massive attack on …

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New IDLG chief, Herat, Kandahar governors named

KABUL:  The government has appointed Ghulam Jilani Popal as the Independent Directorate of Local government (IDLG) chief and new governors for western Herat and southern Kandahar provinces, an official said on Monday. The government official told Pajhwok Afghan News Dr. Humayun Azizi had been appointed as new governor for Kandahar …

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Taliban’s Spring Offensive, BSA, and NUG

The insurgent Taliban have announced their “Spring Offensive” on Friday, a day which is considered to be the blessed day and reserved only for congregational prayers. But they opted for violence on this holy day. They claim to have carried out 328 attacks on the first day of their offensive. …

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