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Minister Usmani Faces Travel Ban at Kabul Airport

Minister Usmani Faces Travel Ban at Kabul Airport

17 Hour Ariana News Ariana News

The Presidential Palace (ARG) has apparently ordered travel ban against Minister of Energy and Water Ali Ahmad Usmani from leaving Kabul. Based on Ariana News findings, ARG’s travel ban-order against Usmani came after the Minister was about to leave Kabul for inauguration of power stab-station in Khulm district  of northern Balkh province. The findings indicate …

Candidate Registration for Upcoming Elections to Begin on Saturday

Candidate Registration for Upcoming Elections to Begin on Saturday

18 Hour Ariana News Ariana News

Registration of candidates for parliamentary and district council elections will begin on Saturday, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced Thursday. According to IEC, the registration process would begin in two days and continue until June 12 across the country. Afghan citizen, who is 25 or over, can register his name and contest the legislative polls. …

Modi, Putin Agree to Work Together in Afghanistan

Modi, Putin Agree to Work Together in Afghanistan

20 Hour Ariana News Ariana News

India and Russia have agreed to work jointly on possibly a development project in Afghanistan, an Indian newspaper reported Thursday. The agreement comes during six hours of one-on-one conversation between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi earlier this week. According to the Indian Express, Modi proposed the idea for the joint …

Suicide Attack Foiled in Laghman: NDS

20 Hour Ariana News Ariana News

Afghan intelligence operatives have arrested a suicide bomber before carrying out an attack in eastern Laghman province, the spy agency said on Thursday. In a statement, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said a suicide bomber from the Taliban group had planned to carry out an attack in Mehtarlam City, the center of the province. …

UN Personnel Abducted in Kabul City Released

UN Personnel Abducted in Kabul City Released

21 Hour Ariana News Ariana News

UN Personnel who had been kidnapped in Kabul City in January, have been released, the organization said in a statement on Thursday. The women and her young son went missing on 22 January when their vehicle was halted by unknown assailants. The driver’s body was recovered in Kabul on March 16th. Welcoming the release of …

MPs Warn Ghazni Province Might Fall to Insurgents

1 Day Ariana News Ariana News

Parliamentarians representing Ghazni province on Wednesday warned the central government about the deteriorating security condition, adding the province is in danger of falling to Taliban insurgent group. Following a large-scale attack over Farah province in the west, the insurgents have launched major attacks over Jaghatu, Andar, Ajristan, Nawa, Qarabagh and Zankhan districts of Ghazni province. …

Taliban, IS Make Millions of Dollars From Mining Minerals in Afghanistan

Taliban, IS Make Millions of Dollars From Mining Minerals in Afghanistan

1 Day Ariana News Ariana News

Rising global demand for cosmetics, marble and stainless steel is helping Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan fund their increasingly violent insurgencies, according to an investigation by Global Witness. The insurgent groups make millions of dollars annually from mining talc, chromite, and marble in the eastern part of Afghanistan.  The international NGO in …

Taliban Kills Former PC Member in Ghor

Taliban Kills Former PC Member in Ghor

1 Day Ariana News Ariana News

Ghulam Yahya Khan, a former provincial council member has been killed by the Taliban in Chahardara district of northern Ghor province, officials confirmed Wednesday. The provincial police spokesman Iqbal Nezami said that Yahya Khan who was also a pro-government tribal elder killed after the Taliban attacked the center of the district. According to the official, …

President Threatened IEC Members to Resign: Dawlati

President Threatened IEC Members to Resign: Dawlati

23 May 2018 Ariana News Ariana News

The deputy of Independent Election Commission (IEC), Maozullah Dawlati says President has pressed and threatened the commission’s members to resign from their positions. Speaking at a debate program in Ariananews TV, Dawlati revealed the intervention of President Ghani in election commission’s affairs. “President Ghani in presence of U.S. ambassador and UN envoy for Afghanistan has …

‘Scott Miller’ Selected As U.S. Commander in Afghanistan

‘Scott Miller’ Selected As U.S. Commander in Afghanistan

23 May 2018 Ariana News Ariana News

U.S. officials say army Lt. Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller has been chosen as the next commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. The expected nominee, Scott Miller succeeded Army Gen. John Nicholson, who has held the post since March 2016. Miller is currently in command of the secretive Joint Special Operations Command, which conducts …

Afghan Police Fighting on Empty Stomachs: Gen. Murad

22 May 2018 Ariana News Ariana News

Gen. Murad Ali Murad, former deputy interior minister for security says Afghan police is having the worst condition despite an ongoing fighting season in the country. “Right now, our forces are fighting in Ghazni but they have no food. As deputy interior minister for security, I feel embarrassed in front of my people because I …

Kabul-Istanbul Air Corridor Inaugurated

Kabul-Istanbul Air Corridor Inaugurated

22 May 2018 Ariana News Ariana News

In a further boost to bilateral connectivity, the air corridor between Afghanistan and Turkey was inaugurated on Tuesday. Expanding the cargo corridor, the inaugural flight departed from Kabul International Airport to Istanbul with 15 tonnes of dried fruits and carpets.   At the inauguration ceremony, the Minister of Commerce and Industry said that they have signed an …

Watchdog Warns of Possible Delay in Upcoming Elections

Watchdog Warns of Possible Delay in Upcoming Elections

22 May 2018 Ariana News Ariana News

An election watchdog on Tuesday warned of possible delay in the upcoming parliamentary and district council elections. Habibullah Shinwari, a member of the Election Watch Organization of Afghanistan said that the election will not be held at the scheduled time (October this year). According to the watchdog, lack of proper working mechanism in the election commission (IEC) has …

NDS Arrests 13 Taliban Members in Nangarhar

22 May 2018 Ariana News Ariana News

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) has arrested 13 Taliban members in Jalalabad City of Nangarhar province, the agency said Tuesday. According to a statement released, the insurgents were arrested during several military operations in the province. The detained individuals have confessed their membership with terrorist groups led by Qari Dost Mohammad also known as …

At least 16 Killed, 38 Wounded in Kandahar Explosion

At least 16 Killed, 38 Wounded in Kandahar Explosion

22 May 2018 Ariana News Ariana News

A vehicle, packed with explosives detonated in the capital of southern Kandahar province on  Tuesday, sources confirmed.  The explosion took place on Tuesday afternoon at around 12:30 pm in Kandahar City’s PD4. The provincial governor Tooryalai Wesa said that at least 16 people were killed and 38 others wounded in the explosion.  According to Wesa, …

Kabul-Ankara Air Corridor Inaugurated

Kabul-Ankara Air Corridor Inaugurated

22 May 2018 Ariana News Ariana News

In a further boost to bilateral connectivity, the air corridor between Afghanistan and Turkey was inaugurated on Tuesday. Expanding the cargo corridor, the inaugural flight departed from Kabul International Airport to Ankara with 15 tonnes of dried fruits and carpets.   At the inauguration ceremony, the Minister of Commerce and Industry said that they have signed an …