8th National Theatre Festival opened

 KABUL: The 8th national theatre festival with the speech of acting minister for information and culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen was opened the other day, ... Full story

President Ahmadzai receives members of civil society

 KABUL: Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with members of civil society at presidential palace. In the meeting, members of ... Full story

UN Secretary General Congratulates National Unity Government

 KABUL: The Secretary-General congratulates Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on his inauguration as President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. He further extends his congratulations to ... Full story

‘Terror threat:’ U.S. boosts security at govt buildings

 The United States said Tuesday it was stepping up security at government buildings in Washington and other major cities in response to “calls by terrorist ... Full story

Cyclone Nilofar only 910km away from coastline of Pakistan: MET

 KARACHI: The tropical Cyclone Nilofar is only 910 km away from the coastline of Pakistan, country’s meteorological department said on Wednesday. According to the met office, the ... Full story

First VP congratulates Turkish President on National Day

KABUL: Acting President, Abdul Rashid Dustom in a message sent to Turkey the other day congratulated President Recep Tayyip Erdoðan on the occasion of 91st ... Full story


How to stay on my feet? How to look to my future and how to provide my household livelihood, while the last more than three decade of unrests took the key parts of my body.

Shift in control of Kandahar Airfield, latest change in military drawdown

 The military drawdown in Afghanistan continues, with thousands of coalition troops departing the country this month and the organization of those remaining is shifting to ... Full story

Dignified death better than humiliating life

 Muharram 10th (Ashura) is observed as an important day by both Shia and Sunni Muslims–around the world, however with different celebration. Many movements and revolutions, the ... Full story

I will not spare any efforts for the art: Artist

 In an interview with The Kabul Times reporter, Abdul Sami Qaderi, one of the artists of cinema and theatre in Badghis province, said “Since childhood ... Full story

Unemployment; main challenge for Afghan youth

 Unemployment is the biggest challenge to youth, which have been forced a number of them to commit suicide as last week, a man hanged himself ... Full story

Peace restoration, Afghan people’s dire need

 Insecurity around the country, particularly in northern Kundoz and Badakhshan provinces, where tens of people, mostly civilians, including women and children have been killed or ... Full story

New cabinet has to reflect all Afghan determinations, Dr. Abdullah

 While bargaining on proclamation of the new cabinet is still continuing, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Unity Government says that during upcoming ... Full story

Rocket attacks should be prevented

 Suicide bombers, roadside bombs and rocket attacks in the provinces and capital have intensified in the one month since the National Unity Government has officially ... Full story

President Ahmadzai encourages Chinese companies for investment in Afghanistan

 BEIJING: Afghanistan and China pledged a long-term partnership Tuesday as the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, leading a high-ranking ... Full story

NSC calls for enhancing national revenues

 KABUL: The National Security Council (NSC) with President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on the chair in its meeting on Monday noted that necessary steps should be ... Full story

Govt. to take serious step for improving security: Gen. Dustom

 KABUL: First Vice-President, Abdul Rashid Dustom in meeting with hundreds of elders, religious scholars and women of Jowzjan and Faryab provinces here in his office ... Full story

CEO Dr. Abdullah calls on NATO civil ambassador to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with NATO civil ambassador to Afghanistan Moris Hokhmis at ... Full story

Govt. decisive to fight corruption: Danesh

 KABUL: Second Vice-President, Sarwar Danesh in meeting with a number of Ibn-e-Sina university teachers, students, members of Peace & Justice Front and elders from Sheikhali ... Full story

Two policemen killed in Herat

 Two policemen were killed and nine civilians were injured in an attack by unknown gunmen on a police check post in western Herat province on ... Full story

Wolesi Jirga to summon IEC, ECC officials

 KABUL:  Heads’ committee of Lower House of parliament held session yesterday. In the session held under the chairmanship of first deputy speaker Seddiq Ahmad Usmani and ... Full story

Syria militants briefly seize parts of Idlib

 The al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda affiliated militant group in Syria, attacked the government-held city of Idlib Monday and briefly seized a number of state buildings, ... Full story

India reveals names in quest for hidden foreign assets

NEW DELHI: India’s government revealed the names of three businessmen accused of illegally stashing funds in foreign bank accounts as it seeks to recover billions ... Full story

PM Nawaz calls for dialogue to end MQM-PPP row

 ISLAMABAD: As the MQM and PPP conflict intensifies, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday urged political parties to resolve differences through discussions and debates, Radio Pakistan reported. While talking to an ... Full story

Tunisia's Ennahda 'faces defeat' in elections

 Tunisian secular Nidaa Tounes party is emerging as the main winner in the 217-seat parliament election after Sunday's vote, preliminary results show. Led by Beji Caid Essebsi, ... Full story

President’s special envoy in reforms, good governance officially begins duty

KABUL: Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan introduced his special envoy in reforms and good-governance affairs Ahmad Zia Masoud. In a ... Full story

Afghanistan, S. Arabia want to expand strategic ties

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai during second day of his visit from Saudi Arabia met with Crown ... Full story

Construction sector vital for Afghanistan, Dr. Ahmadzai

 KABUL: Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with officials of a number of government and private construction companies. In ... Full story

Council of ministers’ 3rd session held

 KABUL: 3rd session of council of ministers was held yesterday under the chairmanship of CEO Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. In the session, Chief Executive Officer in ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah calls on Badakhshan, Takhar elders

 KABUL: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with Badakhshan elders.  In the meeting, Badakhshan people declared their support for Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and ... Full story

NUG, particularly president has special attention to youth: Second VP

 KABUL: The members of youth office of Hezb-e-Wahdat-e-Islami Afghanistan had a meeting with second vice president Sarwar Danesh and discussed expectations and demands of youth ... Full story

We determine to hire govt. officials based on competence, aptitude: Danesh

 KABUL: A number of Ghor elders, leaders of Shinwari tribe and Daikundi elders had a meeting with second vice president Sarwar Danesh and provided him ... Full story

Sikander Hussaini awarded with appreciation certificate by IAEA

KABUL: Sikandar Hussaini, working for Afghanistan Academy of Sciences at chemical, biologic and agriculture research center, has received appreciation certificate from International Atomic Energy Agency. According ... Full story

We are ready to any accountability: ECC

 KABUL: The officials of ECC said that they are ready to any accountability for transparency of assessment process to election complaints. While some members of ... Full story

World community should exert pressure on Pakistan not to fund terrorism: MoI spokesman

KABUL: Addressing a press conference yesterday, the MoI spokesman Sediq Sediqi called Pakistan nest of terrorism and asked the international community to exert pressure on ... Full story

British forces not to return back to Afghanistan in any conditions, British defense minister

 KABUL: British defense minister has hinted mistakes occured during attack on Afghanistan. British defense minister Michael Faloon has said he believed army generals had made mistakes ... Full story

S. Arabia can play vital role for a peaceful, stable Afghanistan

 While president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai began his first tour to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah Hajj, a number of witnesses in political affairs believe ... Full story

President’s video conferences’, reflection among people

 People say that as a result of new technological developments particularly in the field of information technology and communication, the world has been changed to ... Full story

Govt. strengthening security of cyber, telecommunications

 The officials of Afghan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority Administration (ATRA) said by using modern systems, the internet and telecommunications services also the illegal eavesdropping of citizens’ ... Full story

4th Heart of Asia Summit, China’s economic importance for Afghanistan

 President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, in his tour to China would attend the Fourth Forum of the Heart of ... Full story

Freedom of expression not to be abused

 It is obvious that freedom of expression is the forth pillar of democracy, namely the citizens have the right to express their opinions for further ... Full story

UK troops hand over Camp Bastion to Afghan forces, ending 13-years campaign

 British troops handed over the last U.K. military base in Helmand on Sunday, ending 13 years of British combat operations in the country. As the ... Full story

Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazil president

 Brazil's incumbent president Dilma Rousseff has won a second term, defeating her opposition rival Aecio Neves with a narrow margin in a nearly complete count ... Full story

Hong Kong protest referendum called off

 Protest leaders in Hong Kong have cancelled a vote on what the next step should be in their month-long street occupation, saying they hadn't properly ... Full story

India continues cooperation to Afghanistan

 The national security advisor of Indian Prime Minister says that the cooperation of his country to be continued to Afghanistan in the fields of economy, ... Full story

Traditional games at the edge of ruin in central regions

 Leaning on an old tree stock in the capital city of central Bamyan province, Mohammad Nawrooz, around whom, few of his small children have gathered, ... Full story

Long-term France commitment for Afghanistan on environment protection

 Climates changes can affect on our environment as people in some parts of the country have faced with, which caused financial and live damages.  To be ... Full story

A glance at Dr. Ahmadzai’s doctrine

 What do the three types of majority mean?  In this article I have attempted and preferred to have a quick glance to the recognition process prior ... Full story

Dr. Ashraf Ghani, leaves for Saudi Arabia

 During the presidential campaigns, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai had said in a TV debate that if I managed to succeed in the election, my first ... Full story

NUG doesn’t allow blasphemy

 The Afghanistan Express Daily in its issue no. 451 dated Oct. 15, 2014 had released an article titled “The Islam of the Taliban and ISIS” ... Full story

Holding video conference, the shortest way to establish contact between president and people

 KABUL:  President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai recently through video conferences talked to some provincial government officials and elders and got information about the security situation and ... Full story

Second round of autumn Anti- Polio drive opened by Acting President

 KABUL: The second round of the Autumn Anti- Polio Vaccination Campaign was inaugurated by Acting President, Sarwar Danesh over a ceremony here in Kabul on ... Full story

Ex-President meets Danesh

 KABUL: Ex-President, Hamid Karzai and the Former Vice- Presidents, Mohammad Younus Qanooni and Mohammad Karim Khalili called on the Acting President, Sarwar Danesh and congratulated ... Full story

Ghor, Balkh and Farah representatives discuss problems with Acting President

 KABUL: In a meeting with Ghor elders, acting president said, the determination of National Unity Government (NUG) for continuation of Gardandiwal road construction work is ... Full story

NATO-led ISAF commander calls on Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: The Commander of NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) General Campbell called on Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in his office on ... Full story

President’s condolence message

 I was regretfully informed that Abdul Nabi Khan Qayoumi died on Oct. 25 at the age of 88. Late Qayoumi S/o Haji Abdul Qayoum Khan ... Full story

Drug addicts to be taken to health centers: Mohaqiq

 KABUL: Hajji Mohammad Mohqiq, the Second Deputy to Chief Executive Officer visited the drug addicts and sick people languishing under Pul-e-Sokhta the other day. Accompanied by ... Full story

Netherlands ambassador calls on Mohaqiq

   KABUL: The ambassador of Netherlands in Kabul, Bahankyan Bakar called on Hajji Mohammad Mohaqiq, the Second Deputy to Chief Executive Officer here on Sunday, BNA ... Full story

UN welcomes Provincial Councils’ Election results announcement

 KABUL: The United Nations welcomes the announcement of the final results from the 2014 Provincial Councils’ Elections the other day.  Preliminary results of the Provincial Councils’ ... Full story

Anti-Islamic provocations should be avoided during Ashura Ceremony

 KAUBL: Acting President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Sarwar Danush solicited all the Afghan people on the occasion of Ashura and mourning day of ... Full story

Four Afghan Taliban arrested in Balochistan, security forces claim

 QUETTA: Security forces apprehended four Afghan Taliban near Zhob district of Balochistan on Sunday. A security official who requested anonymity told Dawn that the forces arrested ... Full story

Top Israeli official: U.S.-Israel relations in ‘crisis’

 A top Israeli official admitted Saturday that a “crisis” exists in relations between his country and the United States, the Associated Press reported. Finance Minister Yair ... Full story

Ukraine president stakes future on snap poll

 Ukrainian leaders made final appeals to voters before snap parliamentary elections that are intended to give impetus to democratic reforms, but are overshadowed by deepening ... Full story

Polio cases increasing in Afghanistan

 Polio is a contagious and devastating disease that was virtually eliminated from more than 80 world countries.  The viral disease has no treatment, but could be ... Full story

International Community should act seriously in war on drug in Afghanistan

 Officials at the ministry of counter narcotics blamed the world community for failing to do more in war on outbreak of opium in Afghanistan and ... Full story

Kabul residents concern over increased fuel prices

 The Kabul citizens expressed concern over the considerable increase of fuel prices ahead of winter season in the recent few weeks in Kabul city. A number ... Full story

Discontent of people from rendering health services

 As of ten years to date, the people of Afghanistan did to benefit from health services in the country. According to the evaluations did so far, ... Full story

Anti-corruption task force shuttered amid U.S. troop drawdown from Afghanistan

 The Pentagon this month will terminate a critical task force responsible for combating corruption in Afghanistan as it tries to reach President Obama’s target force ... Full story

Commentary: People optimistic over President Ahmadzai’s upcoming China tour

 The upcoming visit of Dr. Ashraf Ghani the president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to China and his participation in Istanbul process conference that ... Full story

Pakistan, Iran border clashes, tensions rise on militant activities

 Iran is convinced that Pakistan is doing nothing to stop militants from attacking its territory. Iran accused Pakistan of allowing militants to enter its eastern ... Full story

President Ahmadzai leaves for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah

 KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai left yesterday for Saudi Arabia to perform the religious ritual Umrah Haj. During his stay in Saudi Arabia, the president, besides ... Full story

CEO Dr. Abdullah calls on leading council, members of Harakat-e-Islami

 KABUL: Executive Chief Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Second Deputy of CEO Mohammad Muhaqiq met yesterday with leading council and members of Harakat-e-Islami led by ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah receives elders of Parwan, Kapisa

 KABUL: The chief executive officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and his deputy Al-Haj Mohammad Mohaqiq received yesterday a delegation of elders including religious scholars, commanders and ... Full story

CEO Dr. Abdullah calls on Purchaman elders

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of the  Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with a number of Purchaman elders of Farah province.   ... Full story

Improving security, economy prime objectives of govt: Acting president

 KABUL: The UN Secretary General’s special envoy to Afghanistan Jan Kubis called on the acting president Sarwar Danesh here yesterday and announced the international community’s ... Full story

New govt to take serious steps in providing health services: Danesh

 KABUL: The acting president Sarwar Danesh in meeting with Michid Health Association here yesterday noted that having access to health services by people is among ... Full story

CM approves draft annual budget

 KABUL: The Council of Ministers has approved the draft annual budget for the Afghan calendar fiscal year 1394, which begins on March 22, with a ... Full story

Provincial poll results unveiled

 The Afghanistan Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced the final results for the provincial council elections on Saturday. IEC chief Ahmad Yousuf Nuistani announced the final vote ... Full story

Afghans haven’t lost morale in spite of war, destruction: The Guardian

 KABUL: The English newspaper The Guardian in an article on photo exhibition titled “The Life of Afghans in war” published recently said that the people ... Full story

House of People calls for reform in election system

 KABUL: The House of People with first deputy chairman Sediq Ahmad Usmani on the chair in its session yesterday termed the 1393 presidential and provincial ... Full story

Seminar on Ashrati’s thought opened

 KABUL:  A research seminar on the thought and works of the academician Abdul Ahad Ashrati Ghaznawi was opened by Ghazna Social Council in the international ... Full story

2nd round of autumn polio campaign to begin today

 KABUL: Second round of autumn polio campaign to begin today in central zone and would continue for three days. In a ceremony held on this occasion, ... Full story

Former USSR soldier imprisoned in Bagram, taken to US

 KABUL: US National Security Council has decided to take a former USSR soldier and member of Taliban group Hamid Lalen detained in Afghanistan to US ... Full story

4th medical int’l conference opened in Kabul

 KABUL: The fourth medical international conference aimed at strengthening academic and health services in the country was held yesterday. In the two-day conference was held by ... Full story

NSP completes twenty eight sub-projects in Nangarhar

 With a cost of 23,376,303 Afs 28 sub-projects of the National Solidarity Programme of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) were recently completed ... Full story

U.S. calls for probe into Palestinian-American's death

 The U.S. State Department called for an expedited and transparent investigation into the death of a 14-year-old Palestinian American after confirming he had been shot ... Full story

Afghanistan, Pakistan to restart tension-free ties

 After years of mistrust and tension-filled relations, there are now indications that Afghanistan’s new President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are ... Full story

All Afghans should join hands for a peaceful, stable Afghanistan, President Ahmadzai

 While the efforts made by former government during recent 13 years for maintenance of peace have borne no suitable results, the new National Unity Government(NUG) ... Full story

King Zahir Shah, Father of Nation

 Mohammed Zahir Shah was the last King of Afghanistan, reigning for four decades, from 1933 until he was ousted by a coup in 1973. Following ... Full story

NUG should do more in returning usurped lands: MPs, people

 The new government of the national unity has now proved to do more for brining reforms in the government institutions and do what was in ... Full story

Meritocracy, base of new government

 Work on formation of the new cabinet is going on under joint efforts by President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and his Chief Executive Officer, Dr. ... Full story

Japan handed over schools, justice department building to govt

 KABUL: The Japan-funded 23 newly constructed schools and a justice department building have been handed over to the Afghan government, the embassy said on Wednesday. ... Full story

President Ahmadzai to visit China on first trip abroad

 Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is scheduled to lead an official delegation on a 3-day visit to China ... Full story

President Ahmadzai calls on leading body of MoRR

 KABUL: Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with acting minister of refugees and repatriates (MoRR)and leading body of the ... Full story

President Ahmadzai meets India’s national security advisor

 KABUL: Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with India’s national security advisor and his accompanied delegation. In the meeting held ... Full story

Japan ambassador calls on president Ahmadzai

 KABUL: Japan ambassador to Afghanistan Heroshi Takashi called on President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai the other day and said his country is committed to support the ... Full story

President Ahmadzai meets Australian Governor General, Ambassador

 KABUL: Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met the other day with Governor General of Australia Peter Kaskrov.  In the meeting ... Full story

NUG serious in fighting drug, crimes: Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: The chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met the deputy with United Nations Office on Drug and Crimes (UNODC) here the other day. In the meeting, ... Full story

New govt committed to serve people: Dostum

 KABUL: A number of senators headed by Azizullah Ulfatai called on the first vice president Abdul Rashid Dostum the other day and congratulated him over ... Full story

Japan, a major contributor to Afghanistan: Dostum

 KABUL: Japan ambassador to Afghanistan Hiroshi Takashi called on the first vice president Abdul Rashid Dostum  here the other day and said his country is ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah meets Prince Karim Agha Khan’s envoy

 KABUL: The chief executive officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Ms. Noor Jahan Mawani the envoy of His Majesty Prince Karim Agha Khan the spiritual leader ... Full story

King Zahir Shah’s 100th birth anniversary marked

 KABUL: Late King, Mohammad Zahir Shah’s 100th birth anniversary was marked in Kabul. The ceremony was attended by a number of political, cultural figures and ... Full story

Artists’ tableau granted to acting minister of information and culture

 KABUL: A former member of orchestra group of music for MoIC Sakhi Karimi gifted the group’s artists tableau to acting minister of information and culture ... Full story

Gathering held to praise works of Mohammad Karim Khalili

 KABUL: A gathering was held in Kabul to praise works of former Second Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili. A ceremony was held on this occasion ... Full story

Seminar on constitution awareness ends

 KABUL: A seminar on awareness of constitution held by Independent Commission for Oversight the Implementation of Constitution for employees of Ministry of Information and Culture ... Full story

Presidential decree on appointment of acting chief of Supreme Court

 KABUL: Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a decree appointed Abdul Raheed Rashid as acting chief of Supreme Court ... Full story

President Ahmadzai awards high state medal to Prof. Azimi

 KABUL: Acting Chief Justice and head of the Supreme Court of Afghanistan Abdul Salam Azimi has resigned from his position. The Presidential Palace media office following ... Full story

US ambassador calls on Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: US ambassador to Kabul James Canningham called on chief executive officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in his office the other day. In the meeting matters relating ... Full story

Rocket lands in Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul city

 A relatively heavy explosion rocked capital Kabul late Friday night after a rocket landed in Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan area of the city. A security official ... Full story

President Ahmadzai, president Obama hold video conference

 KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and President Barack Obama talked through video conference the other day. Officials were present during the video conference include chief executive ... Full story

Preparing session on convening Istanbul process “Heart of Asia” conference held

 KABUL: 2nd consultative and preliminary session was held for holding Istanbul Process, Heart of Asia conference here in Kabul with participation of ambassadors for Istanbul ... Full story

U.N. warns Yazidis facing ‘attempted genocide’

 Strong evidence suggests that Iraq’s ethnic and religious minority, the Yazidis, face what could amount to “attempted genocide,” a top U.N. rights official said on ... Full story

Hong Kong talks fail to break impasse

 Hong Kong student representatives and government officials have held much-awaited talks to end street protests now in their fourth week, but achieved little progress to ... Full story

Libya orders army to advance on capital

 Libya’s internationally recognized government ordered on Tuesday its military, led by renegade General Khalifa Haftar, to advance on the capital Tripoli and called for a ... Full story

US weighs 'Iraqi request for more advisers'

 Senior US officials have said they are considering an Iraqi request for more American military advisers to help Iraqi security forces in their campaign against the Islamic ... Full story

Father of the Nation; key democracy supporter

 His Majesty, Mohammad Nader Shah took the power as Afghanistan King, when the country was struggling in the quagmire of turmoil-state institutions destroyed and the ... Full story

NUG performances based on three forces’ authorities

 President Ashraf Ahmadzai in his fresh meeting with the executive delegation of the house of people said henceforth the relation between the two institutions would ... Full story

NUG prepares for London Conference

 From now on, the new government has taken preparedness to attend in London Conference and considers making a plan to be acceptable for its participants. The ... Full story

Eight provinces compete for theatre award

 The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) with the cooperation of French, UK, German and Agha Khan Cultural Institutions organized the 8th theatre festival in ... Full story

Afghan people willing implementation of given promises

 Leaving the election problems behind and following the establishment of the National Unity Government (NUG), the Afghans have become more hopeful to the future, therefore ... Full story

Security should be the top priority of NUG

 As serious threat looming in the region and the world, terrorism and extremism have now posed not only a grave nuisance in Afghanistan, but disrupted ... Full story

Blood donation to be changed into a nationwide campaign on Ashura Day: Ahmadzai

 KABUL: A meeting to discuss security situation on Ashura Day, with President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on the chair held at the Presidential Palace yesterday. In ... Full story

Afghanistan attaches great importance for SAARC

 KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in meeting with Nepal Foreign Minister, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey here at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday said that Afghanistan attaches ... Full story

President Ahmadzai receives Tajik, Uzbek ambassadors

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai received Tajik ambassador in Kabul, Sharafuddin Imamov at the President Palace the day ... Full story

First VP meets National Islamic Organization members

 KABUL: Frist Vice-President of the country, General Abdul Rashid Dustom met with the members of the National Islamic Organization at the Presidential Palace, the other ... Full story

Govt. to prove its capacity at London Conference: President Ahmadzai

 KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has said that the new government of national unity would prove its capacity to donor nations at the coming London ... Full story

NUG implements order of law on retirement of civil, military employees: Danesh

 KABUL: In a meeting with deferent strata of people, Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh said “To use the new capacities and rule of law, the ... Full story

Government employees should constitutionally carry on duties, Farahi

 KABUL: A seminar titled ‘Awareness on Constitution’ was held yesterday at the international media center of MoIC. The seminar was launched for two days by Independent ... Full story

Theatre art developed over past few years: Khalili

 KABUL: Sayed Musaddiq Khalili, deputy information and culture minister on cultural affairs has said that arts especially the art of theatre had made proper development ... Full story

RIA Novosti to cooperate BNA in training journalists

 KABUL: Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed yesterday between Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) and RIA Novosti of Russian Federation. Based on the agreement, both news ... Full story

President Ahmadzai to soon visit China

 KABUL: Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan at an official invitation by President of the People Republic of China, Xi ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah meets British special envoy on Afghanistan, Pakistan

 KABUL:  Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Simon Gass, the special envoy of Britain on Afghanistan and Pakistan and British ambassador here at the ... Full story

Three ANA soldiers killed in Kabul blast

 KABUL: Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and 10 others including three civilians were injured in a blast in Kabul City early yesterday, ... Full story

Lebanon faces higher Ebola risk: Minister

 Lebanese expats living in countries stricken by the Ebola virus put the country at a high risk, Lebanon’s health minister said at a press conference on Monday. “Lebanon ... Full story

Indonesia's Widodo takes office, reaches out to foes

 JAKARTA: Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s first leader without deep roots in the era of dictator Suharto, was sworn in as president Monday and immediately reached out to ... Full story

UN readying sanctions against key Yemenis

 The UN is preparing to impose sanctions on five prominent Yemenis, including Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former president, Al Jazeera has learned. A UN panel of experts found ... Full story

Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds join Kobane battle

 Turkey has said it will allow Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters to cross its borders and join Syrian Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State of Iraq ... Full story

Afghans warmly welcome Erdogan to their country

 After more than half a century, Afghanistan hosted a friendly country’s leader, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who signed a long term strategic cooperation agreement with ... Full story

Pakistani Aziz Kabul tour differs with those in the past

 Pakistan’s national security advisor, Sartaj Aziz visit to Kabul could be described in other aspect and with more differences to his and other neighboring authorities’ ... Full story

90pc Millie Buses not operational, MoTCA

 The authorities of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation said that 90 percent of Millie Buses which were donated during last thirteen years to ... Full story

NUG should be careful in appointment of ministers: MPs, witnesses

 While several weeks have been passed since the establishment of National Unity Government (NUG) and leadership, the hopes are raised for the future life of ... Full story

Peace messenger or threat carrier

 Pakistan’s national security advisor, Sartaj Aziz in his recent visit to Kabul after, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in as president-elect, was simultaneous with ... Full story

Protection of this land is difficult without national unity: President Ahmadzai

 KABUL: Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with a number of elders and influenced figures of Kandahar, Urzgan, ... Full story

Our commitment for change and reform is Afghan people to own Afghanistan gradually, principally: President Ahmadzai

 KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has said that “Our commitment for change and reform is to go ahead gradually and principally so all Afghans become ... Full story

NUG represents all Afghans: Danesh

 KABUL: the second vice president Sarwar Danesh in meeting with tribal elders, political party figures and social personalities here yesterday said that strengthening national unity ... Full story

Govt ready to take serious steps regarding blasphemous article published in Afghanistan Express Daily: CM

 KABUL: The Council of Ministers (CM) with chief executive  officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on the chair in its periodical meeting held yesterday strongly condemned publishing ... Full story

Economy ministry’s leading body calls on Danesh

 KABUL: The leading body of ministry for economy called on second vice president Sarwar Danesh in his office yesterday and briefed him about the priorities ... Full story

It is the time to remove misunderstanding, built trust: Musazai

 KABUL: Afghanistan ambassador to Pakistan, Janan Musazai said that it is the time for Kabul and Islamabad to take step for building mutual trust and ... Full story

Curriculum for Tourism Institute discussed

 KABUL: In the preliminary meeting with Nabi Farahi the deputy of ministry for information and culture, on the chair the curriculum for tourism institute was ... Full story

Senate’s declaration on blasphemous article published in Afghanistan Express Daily

 KABUL: An English newspaper ‘Afghanistan Express’ in its 451 issue has considered joint terrorist acts of Taliban and ISIS as outcome of Islam itself, connected ... Full story

Declaration of commission reviewing media complaints, violations

 KABUL: An extraordinary session of commission for reviewing media complaints and violations was held yesterday under the chairmanship of acting minister of information and culture ... Full story

Finance ministry deputy briefs House on budget deficit

 KABUL: In the meeting of  commission on finance, budget and bank affairs presided over by Azim Mohsini in the House of People, matters pertaining budget ... Full story

Three shows performed on last day of National Theater Festival

 KABUL: Three shows were performed yesterday by theater artists of a number of provinces on last day of 8th National Theater Festival. Briefing related to the ... Full story

Elders, influential figures meet Ustad Muhaqiq

 KABUL: A number of honorable elders and influenced figures of Balkh, Samangan, Parwan and Kabul provinces in a meeting yesterday with Second Deputy of Chief ... Full story

President Ashraf Ghani

Last tenure and leadership replaced with new system and leader, with tens of thousands of fans across the country, interested to purchase a portrait of the new President, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai for either their offices or houses.

Focus on Afghan-Turk relations

 Upon his first visit as Turkish President to Afghanistan, Racep Tayyib Erdogan signed a cooperation agreement and assured that his country would remain continuing cooperation ... Full story

NUG decisive in war on terror, NDS

 The authorities of the National Directorate for Security (NDS) of the country says that the National Unity Government (NUG) has strong determination for counterterrorism in ... Full story

How to restore security in Afghanistan?

 The war-frustrated Afghan people are waiting for peace and security in their country, where they could deal with their daily lives, free of any threat ... Full story

Iran to complete Khawaf-Herat railway project

 Iranian ambassador, Mohammad Reza Bahrami in a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani Ahmad Zai assured of his country’s preparation to complete Khawaf-Herat railway project, adding ... Full story

Lack of proper markets sends traditional handicrafts to naught

 Afghan Hazara ethnic’s women handicrafts, which had enjoyed good national and international sales in the last few years, are now facing critical stagnancy due to ... Full story

Afghans optimistic of Turkish leader’s visit

 In his recent visit to Kabul, Turkish President, Recep Tayyib Erdogan signed a long-term bilateral cooperation agreement, with his Afghan counterpart, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, ... Full story

Time to step up practically for peace, President Ahmadzai

 KABUL: Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with Sartaj Aziz, National Security Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister. In the ... Full story

President Ahmadzai meets French Ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday evening with French ambassador to Kabul Mr. Zhan Michael Marlood at ... Full story

Parliament decisions to be implemented, Ahmadzai

 KABUL: Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday evening with Administrative Board of Wolesi Jirga. In the meeting held at ... Full story

Turkey’s role important in Afghan peace process: Dustom

 KABUL: First Vice President, Abdul Rashid Dustom in meeting with Turkish President, Recep Tayyib Erdogan here the other day said that Turkey’s role for maintaining ... Full story

New government to be in service of all Afghans, Dustom

 KABUL: First Vice President, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dustom met yesterday with hundreds of Ulama, dignitaries, elders, women and youth of various parts of the country ... Full story

No provincial governors remain in office, but exceptional cases

 KABUL: No provincial governors remain in his post except in exceptional cases, this was stated by Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh in meeting with elders ... Full story

Acting FM meets Sartaj Aziz

 KABUL: Acting Foreign Minister, Zarar Ahmad Usmani met Sartaj Aziz, the Advisor to Pakistan’s Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs here yesterday and ... Full story

Swedish ambassador calls on Atifmal

KABUL: Atiqullah Atifmal, deputy foreign ministry on administrative affairs met Swedish ambassador to Afghanistan Peter Semneby and Ms. Elinor Hammarksjold, head of human resources in ... Full story

No criminal cases registered in 10 provinces over past week: Seddiqi

 KABUL: Spokesman for interior ministry, Seddiq Seddiqi has said that no criminal cases had been registered in 10 provinces over the past week.  Addressing a press ... Full story

Irregularity can only be solved through justice

 KABUL: Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a meeting with members of Supreme Court stressed that irregularity in the ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah meets Sartaj Aziz

 KABUL: Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Sartaj Aziz the Advisor to Pakistani Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs here in his ... Full story

Some provincial elders share environmental problems with Muhaqiq

 KABUL: Hundreds of elders, honorable and cultural figures of various provinces such as Ghazni, Bamyan, Maidan Wardak and Kabul in a meeting with Chief Executive ... Full story

9 ambulances granted to Helmand Health Department

 LASHKARGAH: Nine ambulances were granted yesterday by UNICEF to provincial Public Health Department of Helmand.  Deputy of Helmand Public Health Department told BNA that nine ambulances ... Full story

Abbas vows legal measures to stop al-Aqsa ‘attacks’

 Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas said Saturday legal measures would be taken to prevent Jewish settlers from attacking Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, having said their ... Full story

Morocco summons Algerian envoy over border shooting

 Morocco said on Saturday that an Algerian soldier had fired on Moroccan civilians, badly wounding one of them, in the north east at the border ... Full story

Show of power in Karachi: Bilawal asks Nawaz to embrace ‘Bhuttoism’

 KARACHI: Kicking off his political career with a massive rally at the mausoleum of the Quaid-i-Azam on Saturday, the chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), ... Full story

What would the president do next week?

 Last week, the national unity government (NUG) had taken effective and helpful steps in different fields to bring reforms and what should it do for ... Full story

Plastic bags use makes 70pc of city pollution: Officials

 The use of plastic bags constitutes over 70 percent of the Kabul City pollution, a number of the related organs’ in charges discussed the issue ... Full story

Contributions of int’l community shouldn’t be embezzled

 With the establishment of national unity government and signing of BSA between Kabul and Washington, the contribution of international community to Afghanistan to be increased ... Full story

Radicalized madrassas, key element for terror

 Sacred places and religious schools should be respected and not to be misused by extremists and malicious circles as threat centers against the people. In his ... Full story

Afghanistan, Tukrey sign strategic cooperation agreement

 KABUL: Turkey and Afghanistan yesterday signed a strategic cooperation agreement, paving the way for more robust trade and investment links between the two countries. Presidents Dr. ... Full story

CEO Dr. Abdullah meets president Erdogan

 KABUL: The chief executive officer of the government Dr. Abdullah Abdullah held meeting with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Presidential Palace yesterday. In the meeting, ... Full story

First Korea-South Asia Culture Ministers meeting

 KABUL: The first-ever conference of the culture ministers of South Asian countries was opened in Gwangj city of Republic of Korea the other day, BNA ... Full story

Law to prevent recruiting children in army referred to House of People

 KABUL: The House of People with first deputy Sediq Ahmad Usmani on the chair in its session yesterday discussed variety of issues including privilege of ... Full story

Senate’s commission on religion and culture discusses changing visual system from analog to digital

 KABUL: The senate commission on religion and culture and higher education with Mawlawi Mir Hamdullah Munib on the chair discussed about the 100 scholarships provided ... Full story