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Attack on residents, MP spark fury of some people in the country

 The recent increase of suicide attacks worried Kabul citizens, they want the National Unity Government to stop these inhuman and deadly acts. They in an interview ... Full story

7.3-magnitude quake in Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

 JAKARTA: A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia Saturday, sparking a tsunami warning for areas up to 300 kilometres away. The undersea quake ... Full story

AIJA asks for aids to poverty-stricken dead journalist’s family

 KABUL: Afghanistan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA) Sunday asked the government to provide assistance for the family of late Mauladad Yaqobi, an Afghan journalist who died ... Full story

President Ghani reaffirms pivotal investment in judicial sector

 KABUL:Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday morning with a number of members for Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) ... Full story

Senate chairman hears Nangarhar people problems

 KABUL: Fazel Hadi Muslimyar, Senate’s Chairman met yesterday with leading panel of Council for Nangarhar’s National Movement and Solution of Disputes.   In the meeting, a ... Full story

Seminar on Women Status in Media Held

 KABUL: The ministry of women affairs held a seminar on “Women Status in Media” here on Tuesday.  Speaking at the seminar, the deputy to ministry of ... Full story

Poppy cultivation feared to soar up in Afghanistan

 The government of Afghanistan, in cooperation with its international partners, particularly, the US is trying to push poppy cultivation and drugs production to nil, but ... Full story

Scientific seminar on Ahl-o-Bait opened

 KABUL: A scientific seminar on Ahl-o-Bait of Prophet (PBUH) was opened by the speech of acting minister of information & culture, Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen ... Full story

Afghan, Indian products exhibition opened in Kabul

 KABUL: Minister of Economy Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal on Sunday urged Indian entrepreneurs to invest in different sectors of Afghanistan’s economy, especially in the area of ... Full story

House approves anti-child soldier draft law

KABUL:  The House of People with Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on the chair in its session yesterday approved the anti-child soldier draft law.  Humayon Humayon the ... Full story

Poverty impact on children, teenagers’ soul

 Since their creation, human being have been facing divers calamities, problems and hardships and tried to challenge them and find solution and get rid of ... Full story

Renowned singer Rahim Jahani passes away

 KABUL: The renowned Afghan singer Rahim Jahani passed away in California, USA Saturday night at the age of 67, BNA reported. Late Rahim Jahani who ... Full story

No Muslim kills other Muslim: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in meeting with a delegation of country-wide Ulema Council of Afghanistan which held in Arg said that no Muslim kills ... Full story

Yahyakhil incident martyrs’ praying ceremony held

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan participated yesterday in praying ceremony of Yahyakhil incident’s martyrs held in Eidgah mosque of ... Full story

Gen. Dostum instructs AG to prosecute murder cases of 43 journalists

 KABUL: First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum met yesterday with Mohammad Ishaq Alko, leading body and a number of directors of Attorney General Office ... Full story

Progress made on formation of new cabinet, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan says final results of talks related to formation of cabinet will be ... Full story

Afghanistan wants to boost relations with neighbors: Dostum

 KABUL: The first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum said that Afghanistan wants enhancing relations with all its neighbors. He made the remarks in meeting with ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah vows necessary steps will be taken for solution of problems

 KABUL: Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah received a delegation of elders from Shakardara district, Kabul province in his office yesterday. The elders besides expressing support ... Full story

Govt violates constitution over last years: VP Danesh

 KABUL: The second vice president Sarwar Danesh said yesterday that the government including all the three forces had violated the rule of law over the ... Full story

Cultural cooperation can bring nations closer: Khalili

 KABUL: Sayed Musadiq Khalili the deputy on cultural affairs with the ministry of information and culture has said that cooperation in cultural field can bring ... Full story

President Ghani holds video conference with Afghan-German Medical Association’s officials

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan talked to a number of officials of Afghan-German Medical Association to Germany through video ... Full story

NATO commander, acting defense minister visit Panjshir

 KABUL: Acting minister of defense Bismillah Mohammadi and NATO commander to Afghanistan Gen. Campbell have paid visit to Panjshir. According to BNA, Mohammadi and NATO ... Full story

Statement of Ulema Council of Afghanistan

 KABUL: The country-wide Ulema Council of Afghanistan has termed terrorist attack in Yahyakhil district of Paktika province which claimed scores of lives including women and ... Full story

Govt to send labors abroad

 KABUL: The ministry of labour, social affairs, martyrs and disabled would send thousands of Afghan labors abroad to work there.  This was stated by Acting Minister ... Full story

Japan, WHO Sign a Partnership Program to Combat Tuberculosis in Afghanistan

 KABUL: In a statement released by Japan embassy to Kabul has indicated that the Government of Japan and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed an ... Full story

Taliban attack on foreign workers' compound in Kabul ends with three gunmen dead

 KABUL - A Taliban attack on a foreign aid workers' guest house in the Afghan capital ended Saturday night with all three gunmen dead, an ... Full story

Youths, spiritual investment of Afghanistan, Muslimyar

 KABUL: Senate’s chairman Fazil Hadi Muslimyar met yesterday with a number of officials for civil society association of Afghanistan youth. In the meeting, the association’s an ... Full story

NSP completes sub-projects in Ghor

 With a cost of more than 36,980,000 Afs 40 sub-projects of the National Solidarity Programme of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) were ... Full story

Taliban trying to influence into central regions

 As one of the country’s central provinces, despite shared border with instable neighbors such as Helmand, Uruzgan, Kandahar and Ghazni, Dykundi had witnessed less insecurity ... Full story

Comprehensive plans on hand to provide shelter for citizens, Ministry

 Beside other problems, lack of shelter is another problem faced by those countrymen who have no good economic situation and are suffering from such problem. The ... Full story

London conference, proper opportunity for new Afghan government

 The government of Afghanistan and civil society are preparing for London summit, which could be called a proper opportunity for the Afghan government to renew ... Full story

Afghans welcome any move curbs insecurity

 Based on media reports, the US President has signed a document that extends the US military mission in Afghanistan for another year.  BNA analyst evaluating the ... Full story

A glance at triple regional organizations

 It seems that the need and feeling that exists in Europe towards unity, solidarity and convergence of European countries, the same need and feeling also ... Full story

Hopes from London Conference

 Just a week before the London Conference on Afghanistan, officials at the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) meeting—an Afghan-international group in charge of overseeing ... Full story

NATO welcomes Afghan parliament’s BSA ratification

 KABUL: NATO Secretary General welcomed yesterday approval of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) by the Afghan parliament. The NATO Secretary General in a statement published 27 ... Full story

Full speech of President Ashraf Ghani at the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu

 Excellency Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, Distinguished Heads of State and Government Foreign Ministers, Excellences, Ladies and Gentleman,   I am delighted to be here in Nepal, where peace through democratic ... Full story

SAF governing council meeting held

 Founded by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador late Madanjeet Singh (who died in January 2013) in 2000, the South Asia Foundation (SAF) is a secular, non-profit and ... Full story

BSA assurance for Afghanistan, regional countries’ future

 Afghanistan is in serious need of the International Community, particularly the US, with the recently signed Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Kabul and Washington could ... Full story

Sparks under ashes

 In this article, I would like to have a hasty glance at the reasons and causes of verbal, physical and even armed clashes among individuals ... Full story

SAARC prospective for sustainable development

 The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an economic and geopolitical organization of eight countries that are primarily located in South Asia. The ... Full story

India’s role key for regional stability: President Ghani

 KATHMANDU: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met the other day with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the meeting held at ... Full story

Senate endorses BSA,SoFA

President Ghani welcomes approving security agreements by Senate ... Full story

Abdullah asks international community to prioritize assistance to Afghan needy people

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan participated in a conference held the other day for calling $405 ... Full story

Abdullah lauds US efforts to restore security in Afghanistan

 KABUL: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Unity Government, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met US Central Command (CENTCOM) Commander, Gen. Austin at his office ... Full story

Dostum emphasizes on further Afghan-Russia ties

 KABUL: First Vice President, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum in meeting with Andri Vedov the chargé d’affaires of Russian Embassy to Afghanistan stressed for enhancing diplomat ... Full story

Allegations against some incumbent, former ministers to be probed: Danesh

 KABL: Second Vice-President, Sarwar Danesh has said that the allegations against some incumbent and former ministers would be investigated. He made the remarks in a ... Full story

Ahmad Zia Massoud visits Kabul Bala Hesar

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud, special envoy to president in reforms and good-governance affairs accompanied by acting ministers of information and culture and urban development paid ... Full story

Women participation in govt. helps achieve peace, justice: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has stressed for further participation of women in the government system, saying the aim would take Afghans closer towards achieving ... Full story

37 teachers receive training on Cultural Heritage

 KABUL: A total of 37 teachers received two-month training course on Cultural Heritage organized by the ministry of information and culture.  The course completed yesterday. The ... Full story

Appreciatory message

 KABUL: On behalf of Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, an appreciatory message has been sent to Kuwait’s Emir, His Excellency ... Full story

First EC after formation of NUG holds session

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan chaired the other day the first session of Environmental Commission (EC) at ... Full story

US helps destroy poppy fields in Afghanistan

  KABUL: The US Embassy to Afghanistan assisted 40 vehicles and 47 tractors to the ministry of counter-narcotics as part of efforts to accelerate destruction ... Full story

Mohaqeq, British ambassador stress on implementation of NUG agreement

 KABUL: Second Deputy of Chief Executive Officer, Mohammad Mohaqeq met the other day with British ambassador to Kabul Richard Stagg. In the meeting, both sides while ... Full story

Suicide attackers gunned down in Wazir Akbar Khan

 Kabul: Armed insurgents carried out failed attack on International Relief and Development (RID) compound in Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan area of Kabul on Thursday.  The suicide ... Full story

Nangarhar explosion leaves dozens injured

 Nangarhar: An explosion took place inside a mosque in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday afternoon. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, Spokesman for Nangarhar acting governor told BNA ... Full story

UK PM wants digital giants to monitor terrorism

 Britain’s prime minister is willing to consider laws that would force major U.S. communication companies to disclose information about potential terrorists, the UK’s Telegraphreported . David Cameron ... Full story

U.N. wants more aid to Syria as violence rages

 The U.N. Security Council will move to allow cross-border deliveries of relief supplies to Syria for another year, the president of the council said , ... Full story

Secular Essebsi leads Tunisia presidential vote

 Beji Caid Essebsi, leader of Tunisia’s secular Nidaa Tounes party and a veteran politician, will be facing off incumbent interim President Mohammed Moncef Marzouki in ... Full story

Pakistan military says jets kill 20 militants

 Pakistan’s army says its fighter jets have killed 20 militants in a troubled northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border. An army statement says the 20 ... Full story

Violence against Islamic teachings

 Violence is an abnormal and vulnerable phenomenon generates based on social conditions and various customs in a country, in which the new civilizations could not ... Full story

Awareness workshop on “Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage” held

 A one-day workshop under the name of “Giving awareness on Afghanistan’s Cultural heritage” was held in ethnography hall of National Museum in Kabul, reported The ... Full story

6.5m children face miserable life in Afghanistan, ministry

 The authorities of ministry of labor and social affairs of Afghanistan say that now, about 6.5 million children are under danger or living vulnerably. Minister of ... Full story

Donor nations committed to women rights support in Afghanistan

 In a meeting held on women rights and empowerment in Norway, the participant donor nations’ representatives pledged their profound commitment to support the women rights ... Full story

People expect security officials to prevent terrorist attacks

 Afghanistan is a country which is still burning in the fire of over three decades imposed wars by enemies and aliens and its innocent people ... Full story

Despite remarkable development, Afghanistan still the worst hub of poverty: President Ghani

 President Ashraf Ghani, speaking at the India Today Global Roundtable in Kathmandu on Tuesday, underlined the importance of regional economic integration and said the TAPI ... Full story

President Ghani meets Nepalese PM

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Nepalese Prime Minister, Sushil Koirala in Kathmandu yesterday and exchanged views on matters relating bilateral relations and regional cooperation. The ... Full story

Afghan-Nepal leaders stress on expansion of relations

 KATHMANDU: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with his Nepalese counterpart, Ram Baran Yadav during his first day visit to ... Full story

Dostum asks Takhar Ulama to act against immorality

 KABUL: Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, Acting President met yesterday with a number of Ulama and religious figures of Takhar province. In the meeting, Gen. Dostum said ... Full story

Fair partnership in NUG structure top priority, Danesh

 KABUL: Baloch elders of Nimroz in a meeting yesterday with Second Vice-President, Sarwar Danesh enumerate their main demands from the new government. In the meeting, the ... Full story

Efforts underway to introduce some cabinet members, Danesh

 KABUL: The Second Vice-President, Sarwar Danesh said Tuesday that some members of the cabinet will be soon introduced before opening London Conference. He made the remarks ... Full story

Abdullah meets ICRC deputy chairperson

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with Deputy Chairperson of the International Committee of Red ... Full story

Meshrano Jirga confers medals to U-19 cricketers

 KABUL: The Meshrano Jirga, upper house of the parliament appreciated the 19 years old cricketers for their victory and conferred medals yesterday. In a ceremony held ... Full story

Journalists’ Supporting Fund opened

 KABUL: Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen, the Acting Minister of Information and Culture officially opened the Journalists’ Supporting Fund and Acting President, General Abdul Rashid Dostum ... Full story

NUG steadfast in ensuring security, Mohaqeq

 KABUL: Second Deputy to Chief Executive Officer of the government, Mohammad Mohaqeq said Tuesday that the National Unity Government is determined to restore security across ... Full story

Dostum provides foodstuffs, necessary materials to Paktika victims

 KABUL: Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, Acting President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan purchased foodstuffs and necessary materials to those sustained injuries in recent deadly ... Full story

Seven ANA Personnel Injured in Kabul Blast

 KABUL: Seven  Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel were injured in a roadside mine blast in Kabul early Tuesday morning, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said ... Full story

Azure Route a proper transit way to develop trade: Nasrat

 KABUL: Atiqullah Nasrat, the President of Chamber of Commerce & Industries of Afghanistan said that the Azure Route is a proper transit way for developing ... Full story

Meshrano Jirga’s message on Elimination of Violence Against Women

 KABUL: Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday termed violence against women and children as breach of the Islamic teachings and expressed concern over it. In a message ... Full story

President Ghani applauds ICRC efforts in Afghanistan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the deputy of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Mrs. Christian Berley at the Presidential Palace yesterday. The ... Full story

For strengthening security we need plan, rather than changing figures: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in meeting with a number of senators from Zabul, Herat, Ghor, Nimroz, Badghis, Paktia, Paktika, Kunar, Kapisa, Kabul, Laghman and ... Full story

First VP thanks NATO for its support to Afghanistan

KABUL: The first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dustom in meeting the deputy commander of NATO-led forces in Afghanistan expressed gratitude to NATO over its ... Full story

First vice-president seeks Turkmenistan’s cooperation

 KABUL:  The first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dustom met Turkmenistan ambassador to Afghanistan yesterday and exchanged views on continuation of cooperation in the field ... Full story

Youth now well aware of enemies’ intentions: Dr. Raheen

 Acting Minister of Information, Culture and Youth Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen flayed suicide attack in a playground in Paktika province the other day. The suicide ... Full story

Some cabinet members to be introduced soon: Danesh

 KABUL: The second vice president Sarwar Danesh in meeting with Australian ambassador to Afghanistan, besides hinting to cordial and historic relations between the two countries ... Full story

Second VP vows construction companies’ unions to find solution for their problems

 KABUL: A delegation of construction companies unions and producing construction materials called on the second vice president Sarwar Danesh yesterday, BNA reported. In the meeting, the ... Full story

Lower House’s BSA ratification, a step towards national interests: CM

 KABUL: The Council of Ministers (CM) with Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on the chair presided over the weekly meeting of the body here ... Full story

Ex-President Karzai flays terrorist attack in Paktika

 KABUL: The former president Hamid Karzai yesterday condemned the terrorist attack in strongest term in Yahyakhil district, Paktika province which left scores dead and injured ... Full story

House of People condemns terror attack in Paktika

 KABUL: The House of People has condemned in strongest term the terror attack during volleyball match in Paktika province on Sunday which left 50 people ... Full story

BSA specifies role of US, NATO forces in Afghanistan, Spokesman

 In a secret order that is signed recently by president Obama of the US in contradictory with his previous order, he permitted the US forces ... Full story

Elimination of violence against women, needs mass struggle

 November 25 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW).  Sexual assault ... Full story

Focus on TAPI project’s practical work

 TAPI project, on which work is underway to be launched by joint efforts of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, is vital for the Afghans, and ... Full story

1394 national draft budget presented to senate

 The draft of the national budget of 1394 financial year, amount 485.8 billion Afs presented to the Senate by the Finance Ministry.  BNA financial analyst commenting ... Full story

Civilians continue to bear devastating burden of ongoing terror campaign

 In a recent spate of bloodshed, militants detonated an explosives-laden vest during a volleyball match in eastern Paktika on Sunday and ruthlessly massacred nearly dozens ... Full story

BSA approval new chapter in Kabul-Washington relations

 On Tuesday, September 30th, National security adviser Hanif Atmar and US Ambassador to Kabul James Cunningham signed the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) in a televised ... Full story

“Chawk-e-Unknown Soldier”

There is one of densely populated cross roads in Kabul City known as “ Chawk-e-Unknown Soldier”. Existence of second-hand goods dealers spurs this problem more. Kabul municipality should pay attention to prevent possible traffic incident.

Parallel administrations should be annuled, Mohammadi

 Although, negotiation between the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is underway to form the new cabinet, presidential advisor in a news conference said, ‘The ... Full story

Balkh the cradle of great civilizations

 The district of Balkh, Balkh province is one of the mountainous and green areas, located 21km west of Mazar-i-Sharif city which is important for having ... Full story

Japan strengthens food security in Afghanistan

 KABUL: The Japanese embassy in a statement said this country strengthens food security in Afghanistan to help combat the threat of animal diseases – nomad ... Full story

Afghan people optimistic, despite challenges

 The people of Afghanistan are optimistic for their future despites increase in insecurity after the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) was signed between Kabul and Washington, ... Full story

President Ghani meets US Congress delegation

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with US Congress delegation led by Rab Witman, representative of Weaponry Services ... Full story

Silence on journalists’ murder tantamount to crime: Dostum

 KABUL: The First Vice-President, General Abdul Rashid Dostum in meeting with journalists said the cases with regard to killing journalists would be pursued. He made the ... Full story

French ambassador calls on first VP

 KABUL:  French ambassador to Kabul Zhan Michael Marlo called on First Vice-President, General Abdul Rashid Dostum here yesterday and congratulated him over assuming office. The ... Full story

Sport significant part of Afghan people life, CEO

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with leading members of the Olympic Committee at the ... Full story

Abdullah meets US Congress delegation

 KABUL: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met a six-member delegation of the US Congress at his office on Sunday and exchanged views ... Full story

Ex-cabinet decision on naming Faiz Mohammad Katib Road unchangeable: Danesh

 KABUL: The Second Vice-President, Sarwar Danesh has said the decision of former cabinet on Faiz Mohammad Katib road is intact. He made the comment in meeting ... Full story

Danesh meets UNDP chairwoman

 KABUL: Second Vice-President, Sarwar Danesh in a meeting with Marta Ruedas, chairwoman of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) recalled that the organizations has worked ... Full story

Seminar on Radioactive, Ionizing Radiation held

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday repeated the government’s commitment in ensuring balanced development, social justice, human rights, national unity and prosperity in the ... Full story

Lower House’s BSA ratification welcomed

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan welcomes the Lower House’s ratification of security cooperation agreements with the United States (BSA) ... Full story

President Ghani against the chaos: The Economist

 LONDON: The London based, The Economist magazine in one of its articles focused on the challenges, the government of Afghanistan is facing and lauded President ... Full story

President Ghani strongly condemns Paktika suicide attack

 SHARAN: Some 40 civilians were killed and nearly 60 others were wounded when a suicide bomber blew his explosive packed car among a crowd of ... Full story

Pakistan welcomes India’s presence in Afghanistan: Ex-foreign minister

 NEW DELHI: Pakistan sees no problems with India’s future presence in Afghanistan if New Delhi mends its fences with Islamabad, former foreign minister, Khurshid Mahmud ... Full story

Wolesi Jirga approves BSA

 KABUL: The House of People on Sunday approved the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with US and Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with NATO with vast ... Full story

Suicide blast target volleyball game in Paktika, at least 45 killed

 At least 45 people were killed and over 60 others were injured following a suicide attack in Paktika province. According to local government officials, the suicide ... Full story

Efforts underway for cabinet formation, Muhaqiq

 KABUL: French ambassador to Kabul, Zhan Michael Marlo met yesterday with Chief Executive Officer’s second deputy, Mohammad Muhaqiq at Council of Ministers Palace. During the meeting, ... Full story

More British ‘mercenaries’ join fight against ISIS

 More and more British citizens are joining other Westerners battling jihadists in Syria and Iraq, Britain’s Independent newspaper reported over the weekend. James Hughes, former British infantryman who ... Full story

Tunisia votes in historic presidential poll

 Millions of Tunisians are casting their ballots to directly elect their president for the first time since the revolution four years ago that swept away ... Full story

Israel shoots dead first Gazan since truce

 A Palestinian farmer was killed after Israeli troops opened fire near the border in northern Gaza on Sunday in what is considered the first deadly ... Full story

We need coordinated plan to achieve peace in Afghanistan: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that achieving peace in Afghanistan needs having a coordinated plan. He made the comment in meeting with Jihadi leaders, ... Full story

Peace, security in Afghanistan remain positive impacts on political, economic conditions of regional countries, First VP

 KABUL: Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, first Vice President in his meeting with Kazakh’s ambassador to Kabul discussed on consolidation of relations between Afghanistan and Kazakhstan ... Full story

Focusing on Helmand situation, govt’s top priority, Danesh

 KABUL: A number of representatives of political parties, members of provincial council and elders of Helmand province met yesterday with Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh ... Full story

Govt would pay serious attention to agriculture sector, CEO

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan visited yesterday Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock. Acting minister of agriculture, irrigation and ... Full story

Govt would spare no efforts in solving people’s problem, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: The Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah received delegation of elders from Kabul, Baghlan, Kapisa, Parwan and Laghman provinces in his residence yesterday. Besides ... Full story

New cabinet to be formed before London conference, CEO deputy

 KABUL: French ambassador to Afghanistan called on Eng. Mohammad Khan the first deputy to Chief Executive Officer here yesterday and expressed France government and its ... Full story

House of People endorses law on Mines

 KABUL: The House of People in its session ratified the law on Mines, BNA reported. Chaired by the house chairman Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, the house also ... Full story

UN continues cooperation with Afghanistan

 KABUL: Resolution of United Nations cooperation with Afghanistan has been recently approved by general assembly of the UN. The resolution was approved on Thursday after ... Full story

Minaret of Jam condition reviewed

 KABUL: Acting minister of information and culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen with participation of acting ministers for water & power, rehabilitation and rural development, Urban ... Full story

Progress made for implementing TAPI project

 KABUL: The 19th meeting of the oil and gas ministers of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI) on the gas pipeline project was held in ... Full story

Ensuring security requires time, patience, First VP

 Insecurity has considerably been increased in the last few weeks in the country and tens innocent countrymen and women and children are victimized by suicide ... Full story

Opinions on 1394 budget draft

 While the 1394 budget draft was presented to Senate by the Ministry of finance, a number of economics experts said that if the new government ... Full story

Afghan-Pak border security needs precise attention

 As long delay in the introduction of the new cabinet, under the national unity government had plagued people, and posed heavy stagnancy in the country’ ... Full story

Maintaining security, basic priority of NUG, Gen Dostum

 Army General Abdurrashid Dustom First Vice President of Nation Unity Government (NUG), in his fresh assertions told media that maintaining security is one of basic ... Full story

New cabinet to conclude disorders

 The people of Kabul once again witnessed a fatal explosion in east of Kabul in Dispatchery area of police district nine.  According to Kabul security authorities, ... Full story

Formation of new cabinet needs much accuracy

 The people of Afghanistan needs more than ever to security, law enforcement, reforms and fight against corruption in order to live in an atmosphere free ... Full story

Obama signs order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role: report

 U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times ... Full story

Merkel: Palestinian recognition not right path

 Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined Germany's opposition to recognizing a Palestinian state after lawmakers elsewhere in Europe backed such a move. Sweden's new government officially recognized ... Full story

ISIL launches fierce assault on Iraq's Ramadi

 The Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has launched a major attack on the Iraqi city of Ramadi, capital of the troubled western province of ... Full story

President Ghani seeks time to bring change

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received a delegation of legislators from Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan, Zabul and Daikundi in Arg yesterday. The lawmakers besides briefing the presidents ... Full story

President Ghani hears Uruzgan elders’ problems

 KABUL: A delegation of elders and religious scholars from Uruzgan province called on President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in Arg yesterday. The meeting also attended by ... Full story

Bringing change requires comprehensive plan: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in meeting with a delegation of lawmakers from Paktika, Paktia, Khost, Logar and Ghazni provinces in Arg yesterday said that ... Full story

President receives administrative boards from parliament’s both houses

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received the administrative boards of the both the chambers of the parliament in Arg yesterday and stressed for coordination between ... Full story

President Ghani holds telephone conversation with his Azeri counterpart

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held telephone conversation with Azerbaijan president Ilham Aliyev yesterday. During the conversation, both sides agreed on having strategic partnership between the ... Full story

First vice president donates blood

 KABUL: The first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dustom and staff and employees of his office voluntarily donated 150,000 CC blood to the blood bank ... Full story

Badghis elders calls for more checkpoints to stabilize peace, security

 KABUL: The first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dustom received a delegation of elders and notables from Abkamari district, Badghis province, BNA reported. Speaking on behalf ... Full story

Terrorists terrorizing Afghans: Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: The chief executive officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah visited the house of Qudsia who was martyred in a suicide attack in Kabul last Sunday and ... Full story

Investment on children vital for country’s future: CEO

 KABUL: Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said that investment on children is vital for the country’s better future.  He made the remarks in his speech ... Full story

Some cabinet members to be introduced soon, Danesh

 KABUL: Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh in a meeting with a number of teachers of Gawhar Shad Private University said that a number of cabinet ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah praises Kazakhstan’s cooperation to Afghanistan

 KABUL:  Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met the other day with Kazakh’s ambassador to Kabul at Sapidar Palace. At ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah calls on leading body of MoWE

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met on Thursday with acting minister of water and energy and his ... Full story

CEO attends Int’l Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

 KABUL: The Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah attended the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction and supporting old people in a local hotel the ... Full story

Breshna facing no threats by her family

 KABUL: Based on instruction of Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, a session was held yesterday at presidential palace for further ... Full story

Mr. Aziz phones his Afghan counterpart to clarify remarks on Afghanistan

 KABUL: Pakistan Prime Minister’s advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz telephoned Mohammad Hanif Atmar, the Afghan National Security Advisor to clarify the ... Full story

Delegation inspects Jam Minaret condition

 KABUL: A joint delegation of the ministry of information & culture and UNESCO recently inspected the condition of Minaret of Jam. The Jam Minaret, according to ... Full story

Plot to assassinate first vice president foiled

 KABUL: National Directorate of Security (NDS) foiled a plot to assassinate the first vice-president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum. A statement by NDS said a group of ... Full story

Pakistan asks for strong ties with Afghanistan

 KABUL: Pakistan government says for peace and stability in the region, it is asking for strong relations with Afghanistan. Speaking in a news conference held yesterday ... Full story

Journalists’ support fund established

 KABUL: Afghanistan journalists support fund got operating license from ministry of information and culture. According to BNA, the fund was officially opened on Tuesday at international ... Full story

Restoring security, first priority of government

 Suicide attacks and explosion by the country’s enemy have increased, particularly in the capital Kabul, where, many Taliban militants’ responsibility claimed discriminate deadly events took ... Full story

High speed, reckless driving, reasons behind road accidents

 It has been observed in Afghanistan that every day many people lose their lives or are severely injured because of traffic accidents. They have become ... Full story

India to continue cooperation with Afghanistan

 A number of Indian witnesses have said, this country will continue its cooperation to Afghanistan in security, economy and humanitarian assistance sectors. Indian Minister for External ... Full story

India to continue cooperation with Afghanistan

 A number of Indian witnesses have said, this country will continue its cooperation to Afghanistan in security, economy and humanitarian assistance sectors. Indian Minister for External ... Full story

Key cabinet members to be introduced ahead of London Summit

 Some key cabinet members are expected to be introduced ahead of London Summit as the country’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO),  Dr. Abdullah had said the ... Full story

Afghanistan bases stripped to basics before handover

 When U.S. Marines withdrew from Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province last month, they faced a task that was something like cleaning out a stuffy ... Full story

Suicide bombing shatters young student’s dream

 Qudsia, a Psychology Faculty student at Kabul University who had dreamed to serve her fellow Afghan citizens, was killed on Sunday along with two others, ... Full story

40,000 families to benefit from power in Kabul

 However, power outages have been increased recently, Breshna Company officials assured on inauguration of a power supply project for 40,000 families in the  Kabul City. The ... Full story

Malicious assertions against Afghan-Pak relations

 Recently, United States Central Command (CENTCOM) Chief Gen. Austin in his meeting with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, praised what it said Pak army’s committed ... Full story

Tent dwelling children

Contentment is something else. Tent dwelling children seem happy despite facing likely harsh cold as winter is due to arrive.

Kabul has land but no plan: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday that Kabul has land but no plan, saying Kabul city needs a strategic plan to become an organized ... Full story

Security organs tasked to plan for northeast zone

 KABUL: National Security Council (NSC) with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair in its meeting the other day reviewed the security situation in the ... Full story

President Ghani praises Germany for contribution to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with German Minister of Development Gerd Muller at the Presidential Palace. In the ... Full story

‘Whatever says should be implemented’, President Ghani

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with Kapisa, Parwan, Panjshir, Maidan Wardak and Bamyan provinces’ representatives in the ... Full story

CEO calls on German development minister

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with German Development Minister, Gerd Müller  and his accompanied ... Full story

Gen. Dustom condoles with Qudsia’s household

 KABUL: Accompanied by a number of female parliamentarians, First Vice-President, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dustom went to the Qudsia parents and extended his condolence on Tuesday. ... Full story

No need of counter corruption offices if judicial system is transparent, Danesh

 KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh in a meeting with chairman and members of Independent Association of Advocates asserted that there is no need to ... Full story

National budget’s draft of 1394 delivered to Meshrano Jirga

 KABUL: Ministry of Finance has delivered national budget’s draft of 1394 fiscal year to Meshrano Jirga  general session. According to BNA, the budget reaching to 485,8 ... Full story

Dr. Raheen congratulates U-19 cricket team victory

 KABUL: Players of Afghanistan Under-19 cricket team have arrived home after getting championship cup in the U-19 Premier Asia Cup. Members of the team participated in ... Full story

President Ghani offers condolence over Zambia’s President death

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a message offered his condolence over the death of Zambian President and expressed sympathy with Zambian people. In the ... Full story

Govt. to improve security: Dustom

 KABUL: The First Vice-President, General Abdul Rashid Dustom after inspecting the site of the suicide attack in 9th district of Kabul Tuesday morning said that ... Full story

Zindagi film re-displayed

 KABUL: The Zindagi Film was re-displayed by the Association of Youth Civil Society of Afghanistan and Youth Film Makers at the International Media Center of ... Full story

Herat to be enlisted in World Cultural Heritages: Khalili

 HERAT: Sayed Musaddiq Khalili, deputy information and culture minister on cultural affairs in meeting with Herat acting governor, Sayed Fazlulah Wahidi on Tuesday said that ... Full story

Govt agencies implement MEC recommendations in war on corruption, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said yesterday the international community is committed to continuously assisting Afghanistan in return for bringing reforms and ... Full story

Estonian interior minister calls on Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with Estonian minister of interior affairs at Sapidar Palace. In the ... Full story

Corrupt officials should be punished: Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Chief Executive Officer of the NUG Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said that those officials involved in corruption should be punished. He made the remarks in meeting ... Full story

Director of AEDF calls on CEO Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with director of Agha Khan Economic Development Fund (AEDF) at ... Full story

Atifmal meets deputy transport minister of Latvia

 KABUL: The deputy on administrative affairs at the foreign ministry, Atiqullah Atifmal met deputy transport minister of Latvia here yesterday and exchanged views on matters ... Full story

Facilities provided for Afghan traders in Karachi Port

 KABUL: 95% Afghan traders’ goods have been exempted from checking in Karachi port. Speaking in a news conference, Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industries Muzamil Shinwari ... Full story

Ibrahimi, US ambassador discuss BSA

 KABUL: Speaker of the House of People Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi in a meeting with US ambassador to Kabul James Cunningham discussed on bilateral security agreement ... Full story

New cabinet to be proclaimed soon with basic changes, Dr. Abdullah

 While there are some concerns among people about delay in proclamation of new cabinet, but Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of national unity government (NUG) ... Full story

Largest neonatal care unit opened in Afghanistan

 KABUL: Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said in a statement that the largest neonatal care unit inaugurated in Afghanistan, part of the ministry’s plan to ... Full story

Construction of Silk Route renews, improves Badakhshan strategic, commercial reputation

 Balkhshan is a remote, mountainous and less developed province with a vast area and located on the highest peaks and deep valleys of Hindukosh mountains. ... Full story

Acquaintance with a lady who was fond of joke since childhood

 In literature, Joke is called those literary versified or prose-poem verses which explain or challenge socio-politico or humanitarian and even philosophical ideas and behaviors in ... Full story

Why I am in Afghanistan?

Part IIII  Yasui’s garden is a shady escape from Kabul’s dusty, frenetic streets. A fountain sits among fig and mulberry trees, and two giant guard dogs ... Full story

Military option constructive, but anti-false approach efforts more

 Now this has become obvious that militancy in both Afghanistan and its neighboring Pakistan has turned into a routine business, too hard to overcome only ... Full story

Obama calls ISIL beheading 'act of pure evil'

 US President Barack Obama has condemned as "pure evil" the beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig after the Islamic State of Iraq and the ... Full story

U.S. accelerates training of Iraqi forces: Hagel

 U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the U.S. military is starting its program to train and advise Iraqi forces ahead of schedule in an effort ... Full story