The following article was written by an Iranian citizen journalist on the ground inside the country, who writes under a pseudonym to protect his or her identity.
Kabul Calls On FIFA for Evidence On Sexual Abuse Of Afghan Women Soccer Players

Kabul Calls On FIFA for Evidence On Sexual Abuse Of Afghan Women Soccer Players

Afghanistan's attorney general has called on soccer's world governing body, FIFA, to share evidence it has collected over allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the women's national ...
17 December 18 - 00:03
Number Of Drug Addicts Increasing: MoPH

Number Of Drug Addicts Increasing: MoPH

Officials from Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on Sunday held their annual coordination ...
16 December 18 - 23:52
Afghanistan bans trade in Pakistani rupee

Afghanistan bans trade in Pakistani rupee

Afghan authorities on Sunday, in a bid to increase the circulation of local currency, decided to ban trade in Pakistani rupee in southeastern Khost province.
16 December 18 - 23:44
IEC to Begin Registering Candidates for Presidential Election Next Week

IEC to Begin Registering Candidates for Presidential Election Next Week

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) says the registration process of candidates for presidential elections will begin next week (Dec. 22).
16 December 18 - 23:32
Newly-appointed female Afghan mayor barred from taking office

Newly-appointed female Afghan mayor barred from taking office

The newly-appointed mayor of Maidan Shahr city, the provincial capital of Maidan Wardak province, has been barred from assuming office.
16 December 18 - 23:23
Former US envoy to Afghanistan had told me that if the HIA wins most of the Wolesi Jirga votes, they would accept their government: Hekmatyar

Former US envoy to Afghanistan had told me that if the HIA wins most of the Wolesi Jirga votes, they would accept their government: Hekmatyar

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), on Sunday stressed the High Peace Consultative Board (HPCB) should be a team of highly qualified persons, saying the government ...
16 December 18 - 23:01
Abdullah bin Zayed receives US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan

Abdullah bin Zayed receives US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan

 H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received on Sunday in Abu Dhabi the US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay ...
16 December 18 - 22:44
Afghanistan Launches National Referral Mechanism and Online Database to Combat Human Trafficking

Afghanistan Launches National Referral Mechanism and Online Database to Combat Human Trafficking

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UN Migration Agency (IOM) launched Afghanistan’s National Referral Mechanism and Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Online Database in ...
16 December 18 - 18:34
Hekmatyar Calls for Invalidation of Parliamentary Vote

Hekmatyar Calls for Invalidation of Parliamentary Vote

Hezb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Sunday called for invalidation of parliamentary ballots without biometric codes or holding new elections in the country.
16 December 18 - 18:26
Special Forces torch 10 shops in Helmand’s bazaar

Special Forces torch 10 shops in Helmand’s bazaar

At least 10 opium selling shops were torched and one suspect detained during a Special Forces operation in southern Helmand province, an official said Saturday.
16 December 18 - 17:28
Korea donates US$2.2million to support drought affected children in Afghanistan

Korea donates US$2.2million to support drought affected children in Afghanistan

The People and Government of Republic of Korea has donated around USD 2.2 million in support of most vulnerable children and women affected by displacement due to drought. The contribution ...
16 December 18 - 16:26
Signing MoU on modernization of Traffic System is part of the reforms in Ministry of Interior

Signing MoU on modernization of Traffic System is part of the reforms in Ministry of Interior

Signing MoU on modernization of Traffic System is part of the reforms in Ministry of Interior. For practical combat against the corruption and delivering effective & transparent services, we ...
16 December 18 - 16:10
Taliban’s military commission chief killed in coalition airstrike in Helmand

Taliban’s military commission chief killed in coalition airstrike in Helmand

The officials in southern Helmand province are saying that the military commission chief of the Taliban Haji Barakat has been killed in an airstrike of the coalition forces in Greshk district....
16 December 18 - 11:58
President Ghani met with Italy’s defense minister Elisabetta Trenta

President Ghani met with Italy’s defense minister Elisabetta Trenta

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the defense minister of Italy Elisabetta Trenta in ARG Presidential Palace to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries and other issues ...
16 December 18 - 08:46
Fencing work along Durand Line to be completed by 2019: Pakistani military

Fencing work along Durand Line to be completed by 2019: Pakistani military

The Pakistani military has said the fencing work along Durand Line will be completed by 2019 as the work has completed in 802 kilometers of the line.
16 December 18 - 08:40
Truck crash kills 20 mourners in Nepal

Truck crash kills 20 mourners in Nepal

At least 20 people have died when a truck carrying mourners returning from a funeral ritual plunged around 400 meters onto a river bank in central Nepal, police say.
16 December 18 - 07:43
Iran says missile program defensive, not up for negotiations

Iran says missile program defensive, not up for negotiations

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the country's missile program is solely for defensive purposes and is not up for negotiations.
16 December 18 - 07:37
7 Kashmir civilians shot dead by Indian troops

7 Kashmir civilians shot dead by Indian troops

Seven civilians have been killed and nearly two dozen injured when Indian troops fired on protesters in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
16 December 18 - 07:31
We can teach the art of evading sanctions to others for a price: FM Zarif

We can teach the art of evading sanctions to others for a price: FM Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says economic sanctions imposed by the United States against Iran will fail to have any impact on the policies of the Islamic Republic at home or ...
16 December 18 - 07:23
Kashima to play against Real Madrid after 3-2 victory over Guadalajara

Kashima to play against Real Madrid after 3-2 victory over Guadalajara

Japan's Kashima Antlers beats Guadalajara of Mexico 3-2 in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup quarter-finals and will play against Real Madrid in the semi-final. 
16 December 18 - 07:10