KABUL (SW): A delegation of the European Parliament visiting Afghanistan made it clear on Thursday corruption in the country would no longer be tolerated.
KABUL (SW): A reliable source at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) on conditions of anonymity told Salam Watandar 7 personal guards of the first Vice President (VP) Abdul Rashid Dostum appeared before investigative committee on Wednesday in connection with the infamous Dostum-Ischi case.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (SW): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) has confirmed reinstatement of Atta Mohammad Noor as the governor for Balkh province in line with the directives of the President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
KABUL (SW): The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has condemned attack on a Sufi Shrine in Pakistan while underlining the need for honest determination against the menace of terrorism.
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has left for Germany to take part in the Munich Security Conference (MSC).
KABUL (SW): The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said there is a strong possibility that Moscow may clinch a deal with the U.S on Afghanistan just as it did in Syria.
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani visited the snow-ravaged Nuristan province on Tuesday to comfort the grieving families.
KABUL (SW): Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani is set to visit Moscow on Monday on invitation of his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.
KABUL (SW): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has dropped sanctions against chief of the Hezb-e-Islami party Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.
KABUL (SW): The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) grilled the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday for only implementing 14 out of 115 recommendations for fair governance and better service delivery.
KABUL (SW): A number of analysts have criticized the rise of a number of presidential spokesmen to higher government posts over the past two years.
KABUL (SW): The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Unity Government (NUG) has expressed opposition to the proposal of using previous voter cards for the forthcoming elections.
KABUL (SW): The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has issued arrest warrants for nine of Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum’s guards in connection with the Ischi case.
KABUL (SW):Pir Sayed Ahmad Gailani, the late chairman of the High Peace Council (HPC) passed away yesterday evening. His funeral is scheduled for tomorrow in his hometown in Nangarhar.
KABUL (SW): The 1st Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum has been reluctant to reply a number of legal notices issued by the Attorney General's Office (AGO) to him in connection with the Ischi case.
KABUL (SW): Mujib Rahman Rahimi, spokesman for the Chief Executive Officer, has said changing the presidential system into parliamentary one remains the objective of the CEO.
KABUL (SW): After the change in leadership at the electoral commissions, it’s office equipment has been ‘stolen’, the Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) claimed on Wednesday.
KABUL (SW): Before rising for winter break, the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) has approved 3 drafts into laws, approved 4 presidential decrees and introduced three bills.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) has approved the annual budget worth AFN 420 billion for 2017-18 by majority of votes.
KABUL (SW): Abdul Hakim Mujahid, Advisor to the High Peace Council (HPC) has been dismissed after he publicly called the Taliban as 'angels of peace'.
KABUL (SW): Arg, the Presidential palace has sternly rebuffed Abdul Hakeem Mujahid, advisor of the High Peace Council (HPC) who pronounced the Taliban as ‘angels’ and ‘sacred group’.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (SW): After the reports about acting Governor Atta Mohammad Noor’s abdication, residents of the Mazar-i-Sharif city are concerned about the security in the city.
KABUL (SW): Members of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Wednesday grilled the security and intelligence institutions for failing to stop the deadly terrorist attacks in the country a day earlier.
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has vowed to fulfill the legacy of former Prime Minister Musa Shafique in safeguarding the national interests.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) is set to approve the Annual National Budget 2017-18 in the coming week.
KABUL (SW): A new study has hailed the foreign policy regime of the current government as much more successful than that of the previous government.
FARAH CITY (SW): Sarwar Osmani Farahi, head of judicial committee of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) has blamed the provincial government in Farah for embezzlement.
KABUL (SW): The Hezb-e-Islami party led by Gulbudin Hekmatyar has made it clear its leader would return to Kabul regardless of the decision in his regard by the United Nations Security Council.
KABUL (SW): A number of cabinet members on Saturday briefed lawmakers in the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) about their achievements this year and plans for the future.
KABUL (SW): A well placed source has told Salam Watandar that the Supreme Court has rejected for unknown reasons a summary by the President asking for clarification into the ministers’ unseating.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Wednesday urged upon the National Unity Government (NUG) to swiftly investigate allegations of gross human rights’ violations and sexual assault by the First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rasheed Dostum.
KABUL (SW): The EU and its Member States present in Kabul, Australia, Canada and Norway have called for an official investigation into reports of gross human rights' violations allegedly committed by the 1st Vice President, General Abdul Rashid Dostum.
KABUL (SW): The Afghan government has sent a formal request to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to lift sanctions against leader of the Hezb-e-Islami party.
BRUSSELS (SW): The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has acknowledged that situation in Afghanistan is difficult and that is why NATO is there to train, assist and advise the Afghan National Security and Defence Forces (ANSDF).
KABUL (SW): Criticizing the proposed Annual Budget 2017, a number of Wolesi Jirga (lower house) members on Wednesday called it unjust and out of balance.
KABUL (SW): Abdul Zaher Qadeer, the deputy speaker of the Wolesi Jirga (lower house) claimed on Saturday that the pro-Daesh rebels are pursuing a grand plan to penetrate into each and every district across the country.
KABUL (SW): A group of civil society organizations of Thursday criticized the recently appointed electoral commissions.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Wednesday strongly condemned the suicide attack on Baqarul Ulom Mosque in the capital that claimed multiple lives.
ISLAMABAD (SW): Following sessions in Doha and Kabul, the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs hosted another session on Afghan conflict in Islamabad on Wednesday.
KABUL (SW): The EU, its Member States in Kabul and Norway on Wednesday welcomed the appointment of the new members to the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and to the Electoral Complaint Commission (ECC).
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani finally issued the ultimate list of commissioners for the electoral commissions on Tuesday.
KABUL (SW): Syed Akram Afzali, the head for Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) said on Tuesday in here that the Justice and Judicial Center for Combating Heavy Crime of Administrative Corruption (JJCCHCAC) is influenced by strongmen and politicians.
KABUL (SW): Sources aware about the latest political development have said that Ata Mohammad Noor, the Chief Executive for Jamiat party has sidelined the Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah in power sharing negotiations with the Presidential palace.
KABUL (SW): Mohammad Sarwar Danish, the Second Vice President (SVP), has announced that the government is working on a draft plan aimed at balanced distribution of power.
KABUL (SW): A number of analysts believe that Al-Qaeda still has its presence in Afghanistan but it does not pose direct or serious threats to the country now.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Wednesday gave the vote of confidence to three ministers over the matter of budget utilization.
KABUL (SW): The Minister for Communication and Information Technology on Tuesday became the latest victim of no-confidence votes’ drive by the Wolesi Jirga (lower house).
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has asked the UN to blacklist the Taliban leader Mullah Hibatullah.
KABUL (SW): The President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has asked the Supreme Court to deliberate in the light of the Article 92 of the Constitution upon Wolesi Jirga’s move to unseat ministers.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) continued its drive to grill the ministers over budgetary issues with two ministers surviving the vote of confidence and one failing to do so.