The Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF)

Management Committee approved a US $33 million grant to continue supporting the Afghanistan’s Microfinance Support for Poverty Reduction Project. With this additional commitment, which is aligned

Afghan mountaineers are getting training in Italy

Bilal Basharat from Kabul Seven mountaineers are leaving for Italy today ( June15 ) to attend a month-long training course there. Spokesman of the National Olympic Committee Arif Payman told afgh

Avian Influenza Response Programme

In August 2006, FAO launched the Central Asia AI Regional Network Project supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Regional Network aims to prevent and control HPAI across the region and inc

Afghanistan’s first youth parliament to complete its first session

From June 10, 101 new young faces have been seen in the National Assembly. Young students from Kabul, elected by their peers from over 90 High Schools to the first meeting of the Afghan Youth Training

Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan agree to strengthen counter-narcotics efforts

Bilal Basharat from Kabul Senior officials from Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan have agreed to work more closely to stop the threat of drug trafficking along their common borders. The United Natio

Tow schoolgirls were shot dead in Logar Province

Bilal Basharat from Kabul Two schoolgirls were shot dead and six others wounded as unidentified gunmen fired at students on their way home from a school in central Afghanistan on Tuesday. The ac

Hamid Karzai Returns unhurt to Kabul after His Visit to the Province of Ghazni

Kabul, June 11, 2007 - Bilal Basharat President Hamid Karzai escaped unhurt in a rocket attack in the restive southern province of Ghazni yesterday morning. Ali Shah Ahmadzai chief of police t

Large Weapons cache discovered in Kabul City

KABUL, June 6 - Bilal Basharat A large weapons' cache was found last night during a coordinated operation between ISAF troops and Afghan National Security forces (ANSF ) , said in a statement releas

Police arrests 3 Terrorist in Khost Province

Kabul, June 10 - Bilal Basharat police arrested three armed terrorists from Ismael khail area of Haider Khail district in Khost Province. These terrorists were arrested at 5:15 pm while they att

Afghanistan’s first youth parliament to meet 10 – 14 June

From June 10 to June 14, over 100 new, young faces will be seen in the National Assembly. Young students from Kabul, elected by their peers from over 90 High Schools to the first meeting of the Afghan

Female journalist Zakia Zaki shot dead in Parwan province

KABUL, June 6 - Bilal Basharat A female owner of a radio station in northern Afghanistan was shot dead by three unknown gunmen last night. Zakia Zaki, the owner of Peace Radio in Parwan provin

UNHCR to Host the 13th Tripartite Commission Meeting in Dubai

KABUL, June 6 - Bilal Basharat This Friday (June 8), representatives of the Governments of Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) will meet in Dubai for a regular re

National Police releases two Foreign Hostages

Kabul (June 6) Bilal Basharat Interior Ministry claimed their Police released two foreign nationals held as hostage in Farah province by Kidnappers. Said in a statement released by Interior Mi

WHO, UNICEF and the Afghan Government call on parents

This week in Kabul 3,500 trained vaccinators and volunteers are conducting the final round of a campaign against measles and tetanus that has been rolling across the country since August 2006. In

Governor Ata Noor Opens Seed Review Meeting in Mazar

The 22nd Seed Review Group (SRG) meeting of the EU-funded seed project in Afghanistan was held on 22 May 2007 in the northern regional capital of Mazar-i-Sharif under the aegis of the Food and Agricul

Afghanistan Gets a National Seeds Secretariat

The Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, HE Obaidullah Ramin, on Sunday 27 May 2007, laid the foundation stone of a National Seeds Secretariat Building at Badam Bagh in Kabul. Also prese

President Hamid Karzai Congratulates Nicolas Sarkozy

Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, offered his heartfelt congratulations to His Excellency Nicolas Sarkozy on being elected as President of the Republic of France. In


His Excellency General Pervez Musharraf, the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and His Excellency Hamid Karzai, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, visited Ankara on 29-

17 Development Projects for 7 Provinces

Mohammad Ehsan Zia, Minister for Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), signed 17 development projects with private construction companies at his office meeting room. These projects include t

Strong Economic Growth in Afghanistan Could Serve all its Citizens

The World Bank’s Country Director for Afghanistan said strong economic growth and successful national development programs should translate into real improvements in lives of Afghans. Speaking ahea

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