Baztab News

Presidential Message on Ramadan

17 May 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

With the rising of tonight’s moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world. During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Quran to the prophet Muhammad through fellowship and prayer.  Many observe this holy time by fasting, performing ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Terrorist Attack in Kabul

15 May 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

The United States strongly condemns today’s senseless and barbaric attack in Kabul that killed 29 people and wounded dozens more, including several brave journalists and media professionals. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims who were injured and killed, and we mourn all those who lost their lives. The ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (May 2, 2018)

15 May 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event:  Extremist groups continue to consider attacks against hotels in Kabul, particularly locations where foreigners are known to reside such as the Kabul Serena Hotel.  These groups may also be targeting places where civilians are known to congregate, including banks, markets, and public gatherings. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile Be aware ... Read More»

Ambassador Bass Remarks for World Press Freedom Day

Ambassador Bass Remarks for World Press Freedom Day

15 May 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Colleagues, friends, thank you for joining us tonight.  Khosh amadeen wa tasleeat (welcome and my condolences). Every World Press Freedom Day is important.  This one is unfortunately very sad and tragic for all of us, and I want to thank you for joining us so we could share in your sorrow and so that you ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Funds Wastewater Treatment Facility in Kabul

15 May 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

U.S. Ambassador John R. Bass and Minister of Interior Wais Ahmad Barmak launched construction of a landmark $10 million U.S. government-funded wastewater treatment facility at Pol-i Charki prison in Kabul today. When completed, the facility will be one of the largest, in Afghanistan. “This pioneering project represents another milestone in the 12-year partnership between the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Funds Wastewater Treatment Facility in Kabul

U.S. Embassy Funds Wastewater Treatment Facility in Kabul

15 May 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

U.S. Ambassador John R. Bass and Minister of Interior Wais Ahmad Barmak launched construction of a landmark $10 million U.S. government-funded wastewater treatment facility at Pol-i Charki prison in Kabul today.  When completed, the facility will be one of the largest, in Afghanistan. “This pioneering project represents another milestone in the 12-year partnership between the ... Read More»