Danish admits failure in eradicating corruption

    KABUL (SW) – Mohammad Sarwar Danish, second vice president, has acknowledged that the National Unity Government has failed to completely eradicate corruption.

    Wolesi Jirga finally approves Child Protection bill

    KABUL (SW) – The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Monday approved Child Protection bill that was initially tabled two years ago.

    Two suspects arrested over the murder of Nakamura

    JALALABAD (SW) – Authorities in Nangarhar province claimed to have arrested two suspects in connection with the killing of the legendary Japanese aid worker, Testu Nakamura in Jalalabad earlier this week.

    Nine policemen killed in Helmand

    LASHKARGAH (SW) – A blast in Helmand’s Sangin district has killed at least nine policemen and left five others wounded.

    Corruption worth millions within the finance ministry

    KABUL (SW) – Evidence gathered by Salam Watandar indicates certain officials at the finance ministry have leased and rented more than hundreds of acres of government land, several markets and dozens of government stores in clear violation of the "Procurement Law, Property Procedures and Finance Act".


      Editor's Pick
      07 March 2019

      In quest for the best, Afghan migrant faces the worst in Iran

      GHOR (SW) – Khalil, pseudonym for a young Ghor resident, dreamt for a better life away in Iran, but faced the worst time of his life in the journey to and stay over there. …
      Editor's Pick
      01 March 2019

      ‘Massive corruption in front of the President’

      KABUL (SW) – The private firm, which inked a lucrative $ 11 million deal with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, has no proven track-record sparking fears of ‘massive fraud’. …
      Editor's Pick
      16 February 2019

      Consumers rise against hidden telecommunication tariffs

      KABUL (SW) – An intense campaign against the telecommunication firms’ alleged hidden costs and tariffs has gained momentum.…
      Editor's Pick
      08 February 2019

      Fears of the Taliban return haunts women and girls

      KABUL (SW) – Since the fall of the Taliban regime, Afghan women have been living in a relatively free environment with liberties to study and work. …