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A speed boat passes by oil docks at the port of Kalantari in the city of Chabahar, east of the Strait of Hormuz.(Reuters/ File photo)
9 May 2020 13:50

Chabahar port attains key role in supplying aid to Afghanistan amid Covid-19 crisis

India has made a commitment to supply 75,000 tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan, of which 5000 tonnes was shipped via Chabahar last month, while another 10,000 tonnes was despatched to the Iranian port on Thursday, the people said.

An U.S. soldier keeps watch at an Afghan National Army (ANA) base in Logar province, Afghanistan File photo   | Photo Credit: REUTERS
9 May 2020 09:47

Phased withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan sharpens focus on CPEC

The impending withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is sharpening the focus on the second phase of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which appears to have been fused with a larger regional plan involving Afghanistan and Central Asia.

COVID-19: Afghanistan begins free bread drive for poor
30 Apr 2020 15:20

COVID-19: Afghanistan begins free bread drive for poor

Around 250,000 needy families in capital Kabul will receive free naan bread at local bakeries in first phase of project.

War-ravaged Afghanistan will see its economy contract this year "leading to a rise in unemployment and poverty.” (Photo: Reuters)
30 Apr 2020 10:04

Coronavurs: IMF approves $220 million loan for Afghanistan to tackle economic impact

The funds from the Washington-based crisis lender will "help meet the urgent" financing needs as the authorities boost critical health spending and roll out social assistance to households hit hard by the crisis.

Pak-Afghan border Torkham. PHOTO: AFP
28 Apr 2020 10:03

Pakistan, Afghanistan trade at standstill

Businessmen have requested the concerned authorities to allow export of Pakistani consignments to Afghanistan through Chaman, Torkham and Khorlachi borders which are facing hurdles.

China, Afghanistan pledge to jointly promote Belt and Road Initiative
28 Apr 2020 09:00

China, Afghanistan pledge to jointly promote Belt and Road Initiative

​China and Afghanistan have pledged to jointly build the Belt and Road in order to benefit the two countries and beyond.

​Iran exports 320k one-day old chickens to Afghanistan
27 Apr 2020 10:05

​Iran exports 320k one-day old chickens to Afghanistan

The head of Veterinary Organization of South Khorasan Province, northeastern Iran, said on Monday that since the beginning of the Iranian Year (March 20), 320 thousand one-day old chickens were exported from the province to Afghanistan.

India’s 10th Wheat Consignment for Afghanistan Unloaded at Chabahar
19 Apr 2020 09:47

India’s 10th Wheat Consignment for Afghanistan Unloaded at Chabahar

India’s 10th wheat consignment for Afghanistan arrived in Iran’s southeastern Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar on Wednesday, with Afghanistan's Ambassador in Tehran Abdul Ghafoor Liwal in attendance.

Pakistan urged to allow cargo containers to cross into Afghanistan
4 Apr 2020 17:22

Pakistan urged to allow cargo containers to cross into Afghanistan

​The Afghan government has requested Pakistan to allow the Afghan transit cargo to cross into Afghanistan under standard fumigation procedure to maintain the supply chain of medicines, foods and other basic goods for the people of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan starts gas extraction after 4 decades
4 Apr 2020 17:09

Afghanistan starts gas extraction after 4 decades

Official says 150,000 cubic meters being extracted from new field discovered in northern province.

​Afghan banks to run representative offices in Tehran
31 Jan 2019 10:54

​Afghan banks to run representative offices in Tehran

Three Afghan banks have applied for opening representative offices in the southeastern Iranian port of Chabahar, a senior official at Chabahar Free Trade Zone Organization said on Thursday.

Ghani leaves for Switzerland to attend World economic forum
23 Jan 2019 15:55

Ghani leaves for Switzerland to attend World economic forum

President Ashraf Ghani left Kabul for Switzerland on Wednesday morning to participate at Davos world economic forum (WEF), the presidential palace (ARG) said in a statement.

​Kajaki Dam expansion work to begin soon, President Ghani says
29 Oct 2018 10:29

​Kajaki Dam expansion work to begin soon, President Ghani says

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the expansion work of Kajaki Dam will begin soon in a bid to expand the capacity of the water reservoir of the dam.

India, Iran, Afghanistan hold first trilateral meet on Chabahar in Tehran
24 Oct 2018 09:17

India, Iran, Afghanistan hold first trilateral meet on Chabahar in Tehran

The first trilateral meeting between India, Afghanistan and Iran of the Coordination Council of the Chabahar Agreement took place on October 22 in Tehran.

Herat-Khawaf railway links Afghanistan with Europe
24 Sep 2018 10:56

Herat-Khawaf railway links Afghanistan with Europe

The local authorities of Herat province have proclaimed that the remaining work of construction of railway of Herat-Khawaf would be completed within two months.

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