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Smuggling of low quality fuel irks ANSA, AISA

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: Afghanistan National Standard Agency (ANSA) and Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) on Saturday said that low quality fuel and construction material enter into the country in huge quantity due to open borders and affecting the growth of local products and environment. After signing a memorandum of understanding …

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Iran supports peace, security in Afghanistan: Zarif

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that his country supports peace, security and cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan. He made the remarks in a joint press conference following a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister’s National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad the other day. Zarif …

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Violence against women: A problem too long ignored

By M. Nadeem Alizai: Customs are changing continuously and with dramatic speed in Afghanistan. The changes are mostly negative. These negative changes are earning bad image for the nation. The changes have resulted in serious problems for the government as well. Violence against women and children is byproduct of these variations. Prominent …

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Infighting between Taliban leaves 15 killed in Herat

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Fifteen Taliban insurgents were killed in western Herat province during infighting over appointment of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as new figurehead of the militant group. Security officials at the province confirmed the clash, saying the militants in Shindand district were divided into two rival groups; one opposing Mullah …

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4 policemen killed in Jawzjan

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL:  Four policemen were killed and six others were held hostage by the Taliban when the insurgents attacked a police check-post in Jawzjan province, official sources said on Friday. According to the deputy governor, Abdul Rahman Mahmoodi, the policemen came under attack when they gathered for biometric identification …

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