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Murad resigns as Kabul garrison commander

16 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

 AT-KABUL: Army General Murad Ali Murad resigned from his post as the commander of Kabul garrison, saying “problems, disorders and instability” caused his resignation. He said Wednesday that security forces provided security for the October legislative elections with sacrifices, but the electoral commissions hurt people’s trust. Meanwhile, reports say that Murad is to stand by …

Second Bonn Conference offered to resolve Afghan crisis

16 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: A politician close to the governments of the United States and Pakistan has offered the second Bonn Conference to what he says “resolve the crisis” of Afghanistan, with suggestions like a commission for joint government with Taliban, amendments in the constitution and then elections. The Kabul News broadcaster has received a copy of the …

“Elections sole alternative to power transfer”

16 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

KABUL: Civil activists on Wednesday said that elections will be the only way to orchestrate a successful transfer of power, suggesting that no alternative could be possibly as effective. In a seminar on importance of elections, civil activists insisted any alternative to power transfer will be followed by chaos. Nowadays presidential election is the most …

Afghanistan breaks ground for first ever saffron institute

16 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Construction of Afghanistan’s first ever saffron institute that will promote cultivation of saffron began on Wednesday with a ground-breaking ceremony in the western province of Herat. Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Nasir Ahmad Durani formally launched the construction of the Saffron Institute which will be built with a cost of Afs …

Editorial: Trade with loss, deficit

16 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

At once bilateral trade between Afghanistan and Pakistan was on rise and even it was registered above five billion US dollars in 2005-2006. But since that the legal trade between the two neighboring countries is on decline due to deteriorating relations. Afghanistan is a landlocked country, therefore, its most of foreign trade was depending on …

Traders, drivers accuse Torkham custom officials of ‘extortion’

16 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: Some traders and truck drivers say that officials in the Torkham custom office take illegal money from them, and do not allow them transit their goods until they give illegal money. Meanwhile, presidential office says that a delegation was dispatched to Nangarhar province to investigate corruption in the Torkham custom office. Torkham is a …

Ghani to run for presidential vote

16 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani is getting prepared for July’s presidential elections, sources close to him said Tuesday. The incumbent president has also chosen his teammates, according to the sources, who said that the posts of chief executive and prime minister are not included in his team. Ghani’s spokesman had earlier said that his existing deputy, …

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30 militants killed in fresh military crackdowns

15 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: At least 30 militants have been killed and 22 others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns conducted by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Tuesda-y. The Ministry of Defense in a statement said the Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National Police (ANP) …

Govt. distributes relief aid among 235 displaced families in Jawzjan

15 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: State Ministry for Disaster Management (SMDM) on Tuesday has distributed relief items and cash among 235 displaced families in northern Jawzjan province. Provincial Disaster Management Department in cooperation with Save the Children, ACTED, UNICEF and WFP has helped needy 235 displaced people by distributing food and non-food items and cash in the province, SMDM said in a …

Saudi Arabia says ready to support, facilitate peace talks

15 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: The Afghan National Security Advisor (NSA), Hamdullah Mohib on Tuesday concluded his regional trip as last tour to Saudi Arabia, where authorities promised all-out supports to facilitate direct talks between Afghan government and the Taliban group. “Concluded my regional trip with a trip to Saudi. Engaging our regional partners in a holistic spectrum of …

US, India, NATO condemn Kabul bombing

15 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: The United States, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and India condemned Kabul bombing “in the strongest terms’ that killed 4 people, including an Indian national, and wounded 113 others almost all of them civilians. The blast as a result of truck-bombing jolted Kabul PD9 on Monday night, targeting Green Village Compound—an area that …

Zalmai Rassoul runs 2019 presidential polls

15 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: The Former Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul, with his two Vice Presidents on Tuesday registered for the forthcoming “Presidential Election” set for July 20. I have come forward to run for presidency with the motto of remaining committed for unity, justice, security and peace, he told newsmen after finished registration process. He said to struggle …

Karim loses FIFA appeal over interim ban

15 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: Banned Afghan football boss Keramuddin Karim has lost the first crucial stage in his effort to clear his name over allegations of sexual abuse, Inside World Football reported Tuesday. FIFA says chief ethics judge Vassilios Skouris has dismissed Karim’s appeal against a 90-day interim ban while an investigation continues. Ethics investigators announced the provisional …

Afghan-German detained over suspicions of spying for Iran

15 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: German authorities say they have detained a 50-year old Afghan-German dual national suspected of passing data to an Iranian intelligence agency. The suspect, identified only as 50-year-old Abdul Hamid S., worked as a “language expert and cultural adviser” for the German military, the federal prosecutor’s office said on January 15. “In this …

Jihadi party demands foreign troops’ drawdown to end war

15 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: The Harakat-e-Inqelab-e-Islami (Movement of Islamic Revolution), a former jihadi party says foreign soldiers should withdraw from Afghanistan to put an end to long war in Afghanistan. A senior member of the party said Tuesday that the United States was not committed to the Kabul-Washington security pact signed by the governments of Afghanistan and the …

Karzai denounces Kabul bombing

15 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

AT-KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai, ‘strongly’ condemned Monday’s terrorist attack in Kabul, calling it the work of “ill-wishers of Afghanistan”. The ex-president conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. A truck bomb targeted Monday evening the heavily-fortified Green Village that is house to several foreign offices including the United Nations branches. At …

Germany donates equipment to Afghan Interpol

14 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

KABUL: German Police donated detection equipment to the Afghan Interpol in a bid to help them identify and arrest criminals. The equipment donated by Germany police included security camera, smart camera, night vision cameras, TVs, projectors and sound recorders, said a statement issued by Ministry of Interior (MoI). Statement said that the contributed equipment will …

12 Islamic State rebels killed in Nangarhar air strike

14 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times Afghanistan Times

KABUL: Twelve Islamic State terroristshave been killed in a raid in eastern Nangarhar province, the Defense Ministry said on Monday. Afghan forces launched an air strike to target Daesh hideout in Achin district of Nangarhar, which as result 12 Daesh fighters were killed, said a statement issued by MoD. No civilian and military casualty reported …