Afghan Woman Overcomes Disability, Becomes a Success in US

A young Afghan woman living in Florida is unable to use her hands. But that hasn’t stopped her from leading a successful and productive life. As VOA’s Khadija Homa Alkozai reports, sometimes sheer determination can transform a disability into a miraculous journey.

January 14, 2018 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Inspirational Story

Afghan president launches construction of highway in Badghis province

roadXinhua: Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday inaugurated the construction of Qaisar-Laman highway, an essential road that connects the countries’ western region to northern provinces.   The first and second phase of 82 km of the total 233 km highway is expected to be completed within the next two and half years. Click here to read more (external link).

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December 10, 2017 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Health News, Reconstruction and Development

Afghan Youth Team Beats Pakistan to Win Asian Cricket Championship

cricket_logo2VOA News: Afghanistan defeated Pakistan Sunday, winning their first under-19 cricket Asia Cup final in Kuala Lumpur, offering a rare opportunity for celebrations in a country desperate for a break from relentless rounds of deadly violence… The win demonstrated significant improvement in Afghan cricket, which spread in the war-torn country from refugee camps in neighboring Pakistan and has become one of Afghanistan’s most popular sports in recent years. The International Cricket Council in this year inducted Afghanistan as its 12th full member, recognizing the strides the Afghan national side has made in the game. Click here to read more (external link).

November 19, 2017 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News

Afghan Premiere League Finale Brings Nation Under Umbrella


Tolo News: The crowd that gathered on Friday night at Afghanistan’s Football Federation stadium to watch the final match of the Afghan Premier League (APL) was the first of its kind in over 30 years in Afghanistan.  Despite security threats, a crowd of 10,000 people gathered at the stadium to watch the final match between Shaheen Asmayee and De Maiwand Atalan.  People from different ethnic groups stood shoulder to shoulder to watch the match, and together tension was put aside and everyone cheered for their favorite team. Click here to read more (external link).


October 28, 2017 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News

Afghan Children Free To Enroll In Iran Schools

iranTolo News: Iran leader said in a tweet that in future all Afghan children living in Iran can enroll in Iran’s schools, even the illegal immigrants. From now on no Afghan child should be deprived of an education in Iran, Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei said on his twitter page Saturday evening.  This is a major step forward for Afghan children in the country who were often deprived of an education. Click here to read more (external link).

September 23, 2017 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Human Rights

Kam Air Gets Local Go-Ahead To Fly To Europe


Tolo News: Kam Air on Monday announced it has been given the go-ahead by the Afghan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) to fly to Europe and will start flights as soon as the European Union lifts its ban on local airlines. Following a rigorous nine-month assessment process, the ACAA renewed Kam Air’s license and approved its application to fly to Europe. Click here to read more (external link).

August 28, 2017 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy

Afghan Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team wins international tournament in Indonesia

Afghan Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team

Afghan Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team

Tolo News: The Afghan women’s basketball team won the 4th Bali Cup International Tournament held in Indonesia this past week. The team won the tournament after beating Thailand 65-25 in the final match of the tournament. Sixteen girls from Afghanistan participated in the competition. The competition was held on Indonesia’s Bali Island and 14 teams from around Asia participated. Click here to read more (external link).

July 30, 2017 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Women's Rights

Urban water supply contract worth $11.141 million signed for Kabul city

waterpipe2Khaama Press: A contract for the urban water supply for Kabul city was signed in the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. With the completion of the first phase of the project, around 10 thousand residential houses will receive pure drinking water on 24 hour basis. Click here to read more (external link).

July 30, 2017 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Reconstruction and Development

First oxygen and nitrogen production factory starts work in Nangarhar

Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

Khaama Press: The first ever factory producing oxygen and nitrogen has started operations in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan with a local doctor investing hundreds of thousands of dollars to locally produce the elements and create jobs for the local residents. The provincial government said the factory will provide enough oxygen and nitrogen to respond to the needs of the four provinces in eastern parts of the country. Click here to read more (external link).

July 7, 2017 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development

Kabul Municipality Unveils First Metro Bus System

busTolo News: Kabul municipality on Thursday announced plans for the first phase of a metro bus system in the capital, the first major urban public transportation scheme in the country. Abdullah Habibzai, the acting mayor of Kabul said the first phase of the metro bus system in Kabul will start from Sarai Shamali and run through to Baraki Square. It will be completed within a year. Kabul will have 111 kilometers of metro bus system within the next three years, he said. He said that the bus system will help cut down on traffic in the nation’s most populated city.  Click here to read more (external link).

June 15, 2017 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Reconstruction and Development

Afghanistan-India cargo flights to operate from June 15


ANI: The first cargo flight of the Afghanistan-India air corridor, to take Afghan goods to India, will leave Kabul for New Delhi on June 15.  ACCI (Afghanistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries) deputy chairman Khan Jan Alkozay highlighted the potential of this project in empowering traders to export high quality [products] to the vast Indian market by air with minimum costs. Click here to read more (external link).

June 3, 2017 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy

100-bed neurosurgery hospital built by UAE inaugurated in Kabul

healthcare1TV: A 100-bed hospital was inaugurated in Kabul on Saturday for treatment of patients with neurological disease. The hospital, said to be biggest of its kind in the capital, is inaugurated as 71,000 cases of neurosurgery are recorded in Afghanistan each year, according to health officials. Click here to read more (external link).

April 15, 2017 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Health News, Reconstruction and Development