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New computer initiative for book readers

In order to provide ease for those interested in book reading, new computerized system set in the 11th Kabul district helps find one’s favorite book ... Full story

Link between Afghan, Europe universities via Silk-Route

The most expensive NATO civil project in Afghanistan, the Silk Route is expected to connect Afghanistan universities to those of the regional and European ones, ... Full story

Dangam in flames of revenge

 Based on general law of physics, every action results in certain reaction. Namely reaction should be showed to every action proportionate to its acuteness and ... Full story

Jam minaret, one of UNESCO’s cultural heritage

 The Jam minaret is erected in Ghor province and is belong to 12 century AD and is include of UNESCO’s cultural heritages. This minaret ... Full story

House of People summons security officials

KABUL: Lower House of parliament has summoned security officials to brief related to security conditions of the country. In a session held Wednesday under the chairmanship ... Full story

Mortar fire kills woman in Kundoz

KUNDUZ: A woman was killed and two kids were injured after a mortar hit a compound in the Khanabad district of northern Kundoz province on ... Full story

Osmani pays farewell meeting With FM employees

 KABUL: Former foreign minister Zarar Ahmad Usmani paid farewell meeting with the employees of foreign ministry here yesterday. In a meeting attended among others by acting ... Full story

France condemns attack on its Cultural Center in Kabul

KABUL: French minister of foreign affairs has condemned suicide attack on his country’s cultural center in Kabul. According to reports, a German citizen was killed in ... Full story

US shuts its last prison in Afghanistan

The US has shut its last detention facility in Afghanistan and has no more prisoners there, officials said on condition of anonymity.  The US Department ... Full story

Close co-ordination can ensure security in Kunduz

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with Kunduz province’s new appointed leading panel. In the meeting held at the Presidential ... Full story

President Ghani stresses clear accountability of commitments to I.C

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in meeting with German chancellor Angela Merkel during last day of his visit to Europe said that the government of ... Full story

Peace; dire need of Afghans : Gen. Dostum

 KABUL: The first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum in meeting with Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan here the other day described peace as the prime ... Full story

Another hanged in Peshawar for attack on Musharraf

 PESHAWAR: A convict involved in an attack on former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf was executed in Central Jail, Peshawar on Wednesday, Express News reported. Niaz Muhammed was convicted for ... Full story

UNSC rejects resolution on Palestinian state

 The UN Security Council has rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for peace with Israel within a year and an end to Israel's occupation by 2017. The resolution ... Full story

Five Guantanamo inmates sent to Kazakhstan

 Five men held for a dozen years without charge at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent to the Central Asian ... Full story

More bodies recovered from AirAsia crash site

 A massive hunt for the 162 victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday, with six bodies, including a flight attendant ... Full story

Heedless driving

Heedless driving can have such unpleasant and horrible aftermaths. The picture shows an overaged man hit by a motorcycle rider and fallen by the wayside in a relatively Kabul City’s crowded road.

2,000 electronic passports can be distributed a day

 The process of distributing electronic passport had been started last year, with the capacity of distributing 2,000 passports to the applicants each day. The Kabul Times ... Full story

3017 cases of violence against women registered in 7 months, Official

 Afghanistan Human Rights Commission (AHRC) says, besides other cases of violence against women, honor killings and sexual assaults on women have gravely concerned the commission.  Speaking ... Full story

Pride tableau of humanity, Hazrat-i-Mohammad (PBUH)

 Recognition of high personality of great prophet of Islam, Hazrat-i-Mohammad (PBUH), as the rescuer of humanity and a panacea for all pains and problems is ... Full story

Peace, main goal of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)

 Opting for peace over war was the main goal of the holy Prophet of Islam, Mohammad Peace Be Upon Him (PBUH), even if he had ... Full story

Managing national projects to be bolstered: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani paid a visit to the ministry of public works yesterday and in meeting with the officials of the ministry emphasized ... Full story

Wahid appointed acting Kabul mayor

KABUL: Under a decree from the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Abdul Ahad Wahidi was appointed as the acting Kabul ... Full story

President Ghani thanks Egyptian counterpart

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani thanked his Egyptian counterpart His Excellency Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over his congratulatory message on New Year, 2015. Reciprocating the message, ... Full story

Non-profit institutions not included in tax law, Danesh

 KABUL: Second Vice-President, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh discussed tax exemption of some non-profit private higher education institutions here in Kabul on Tuesday. The second vice president said ... Full story

Muslimyar calls for more support of international community to security forces

 KABUL: Senate Chairman, Fazel Hadi Muslimyar in meeting with British ambassador to Afghanistan Richard Stagg here yesterday demanded for more international support of the international ... Full story

Selling drugs in Kabul, other cities a problem: Shirzad

 KABUL: Acting minister of counter-narcotics, Haroonurrashid Shirzad in a forum here yesterday termed selling drugs in Kabul and other cities in bulk as a big ... Full story

Report highlights German role in Afghanistan targeted killings

 Germany has played a greater role in targeted killings than previously thought, according to a report by mass-circulation newspaper Bild.  The paper claims that former German ... Full story

Delay in parliamentary elections illegal: Ezidyar

 KABUL: Senate in its session with deputy chairman of the house, Mohammad Alam Ezidyar debated series of issues including security, economy and social problems in ... Full story

Presidential advisor visits Badakhshan

 KABUL: Presidential advisor Wais Barmak at the head of a six-member delegation paid a visit to Badakhshan and met provincial officials including the governor in ... Full story

House of People praises Ms. Riza Gul

 KABUL: House of People Chairman, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, yesterday praised Ms. Riza Gul for her heroic war against Taliban and killing more than 20 insurgents ... Full story

"We should focus on reforms through rule of law": President Ghani

KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan heard yesterday report of fact-finding delegation dispatched to Maidan Wardak province for reviewing the ... Full story

President Ghani accepts credentials of Russian ambassador

  KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani accepted the credentials of newly appointed Russian ambassador to Afghanistan Alexander Mantetsky here in a ceremony held in Arg yesterday. After ... Full story

Ibrahimi, heads of House commissions call on CE

KABUL: Chairman of the House of people and heads of 18 commissions called on the Chief executive of the national unity government Dr. Abdullah Abdullah ... Full story

Gen. Dostum in Jawzjan to assess law, order

SHIBERGHAN: First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum traveled to northern Jawzjan province to assess the security situation closely, officials said on Monday. Kinja Kargar, deputy head ... Full story

Russian ambassador calls on acting FM

KABUL: Russian Federation new ambassador to Afghanistan called on acting foreign minister Atiqullah Atifmal in his office yesterday and exchanged views on matters relating mutual ... Full story

Session emphasizes on role of media in reflecting ANSFs’ bravery

Media committee’s session of commission for celebration days of successful completion of security transition and commemoration of ANSF bravery in independent defending the country was ... Full story

Kabul Police arrests teenager before committing suicide attack

KABUL: Kabul police arrested a 17-year old teenager before committing suicide attack in a crowded area of Kabul, Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said ... Full story

Presidential decree on celebration of successful security transition

  KABUL: The presidential decree on celebration of successful security transition from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) by the end of 2014 and the ... Full story

Ex-president Karzai welcomes end of NATO mission

KABUL: Afghanistan former President Hamid Karzai has welcomed US and NATO’s declaration related to the end of their combat mission in Afghanistan. According to BNA, ... Full story

India to increase assistance to Afghanistan

HERAT: Acting governor of Herat Asiluddin Jami has praised India for its role in completion of reconstruction projects such as Salma dam. Acting governor of ... Full story

NUG leaders assured the world to introduce cabinet soon: D. Feldman

While talks in introduction of new cabinet are going on between president and CEO, the US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Daniel Feldman emphasized ... Full story

NATO officially concludes combat mission in Afghanistan

The Nato troops organized a farewell ceremony the other day in Kabul and celebrated end of their combat mission in Afghanistan. Commander of Nato troops Gen. ... Full story

ANSF capable to maintain country-wide security, MoND

The Ministry of National Defence of Afghanistan (MoND) says that the security forces of Afghanistan are capable to maintain country-wide security and independently defend from ... Full story

On the occasion of Great Prophet, auspicious birthday: Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) an eternal light

Simultaneous with the birth of Hazrat-e-Mohammad, the leader of mankind on 12th of Rabiul Awwal, on Monday in Aamulphiel year of 571 A.D in Mecca ... Full story

ANSF fully ready to shoulder new responsibilities

The NATO-led military alliance in Afghanistan formally ended its 13-year-long combat mission, leaving our national security forces to fight the deadly Taliban insurgency largely by ... Full story

Still many challenges remain, much works to do, Stoltenberg

 Jens Stoltenberg NATO Secretary General's issued a statement on new chapter in Afghanistan’s NATO mission  In the press release which was sent by NATO press ... Full story

Children among the dead in Syria bombing

   A car bombing killed six people including two children in a Kurdish area of Syria’s northern province of Aleppo on Sunday, a monitoring group said. The ... Full story

Missing AirAsia jet likely 'at bottom of sea'

The AirAsia plane that went missing with 162 people on board after takeoff from Indonesia is likely at the bottom of the sea, Indonesia's National ... Full story

Hundreds stranded off Greece after ferry fire

At least one person has been killed and hundreds more remain trapped after an Italian ferry with almost 500 people on board caught fire off the ... Full story

Open Jirga; Where, how global aids spent in past 13 years?

Despite the generous global assistance, Afghanistan is still a depended country to foreign aids. What this helpless country should do to stand on its own ... Full story

Pollution behind outbreak of fatal diseases in Kabul city

Pollution has changed the Kabul City to one of the dirtiest cities and caused increasing outbreak of fatal diseases among people. The Kabul Times reporter ... Full story

Dangam IDPs facing harsh situation

As of several weeks to date, the security forces of the country launched mopping-up operations in Dangam district, Kunar province to clear the area from ... Full story

Japan pledges $20m non-project grant aid to Afghanistan

  KABUL: The Government of Japan decided to provide JPY 2.4billion (equivalent to approximately 20 million USD or 1.16 billion AFS) under scheme of the Non-Project ... Full story

NUG should soon form new cabinet

Despite passing of over 90 days from the inauguration of the National Unity Government (NUG), the cabinet is yet to be introduced. Taking into account ... Full story

President Ghani committed to bring reforms in Herat

Following the dismissal of Fazlullah Wahidi from his post as governor of Herat, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan headed a ... Full story

President Ghani meets NATO’s Civilian Representative to Afghanistan

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met the NATO civilian  representative to Afghanistan  Maurits R. Jochems at the Presidential Palace yesterday. During the meeting, the president expressed ... Full story

Filmmakers call on Dr. Abdullah

KABUL: Simultaneously with the Cinema International Day, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with dozens of Afghan cinema artists. Participants in the meeting while ... Full story

CE first deputy meets Ghazni, Logar elders

KABUL: A number of Ghazni and Logar provinces elders, jihadi commanders and youth met yesterday with chief executive’s first deputy Eng. Mohammad Khan. In the meeting, ... Full story

Conference on ‘Marshal Fahim Thoughts’ held

KABUL:  The National Association of Afghanistan Youths held a conference on “A Glance to Marshal Fahim Thoughts” here in press hall of the ministry of ... Full story

NATO led forces formally end mission in Afghanistan

KABUL:  The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan on Sunday with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul as the ... Full story

9 Insurgents killed in army operations in Kapisa

 Mahmud-i-Raqi: Nine Taliban insurgents were killed during the anti-insurgent operations by the Afghan security forces in Northeastern Kapisa province, local officials said on Sunday. The ... Full story

51 sub-projects of NSP completed in Badghis

QALA-E-NAW: With a cost of 3,761,465 Afs, 51 sub-projects of the National Solidarity Programme of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) were recently ... Full story

Azizullah Rahmani injures in Kabul explosion

KABUL: Kabul police say provincial chief of Maidan Wardak Ulama Council sustained injuries in a magnetic mine explosion occurring yesterday in Pul-e-Artal area of Kabul ... Full story

Female suicide attacker arrested in Helmand

Police in southern Helmand province have arrested a female suicide attacker. Farid Ahmad Obaid, spokesman for the provincial police headquarters say the girl who ages around ... Full story

President Ghani visits Herat to oversee security situations

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani made an unannounced visit to western Herat province of Afghanistan on Saturday morning. President Ashraf Ghani, accompanied by a high-level ... Full story

NUG determines to implement its promises: VP Danesh

 KABUL: Second vice president Sarwar Danesh in meeting with a delegation of elders, lawmakers and Jihadi commanders of Badghis province in his office yesterday said ... Full story

Legislators to meet NUG leaders on cabinet delay

 KABUL: House of People with Chairman Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on the chair in its session yesterday criticized the government for delay in cabinet formation and ... Full story

Azadagan Foundation condemns Afghanistan’s invasion by Red Army

 KABUL: Azadagan Foundation of Afghanistan in a gathering yesterday condemned Afghanistan’s invasion of USSR and called 27th of Dec, 1979 as black day, considering it ... Full story

Balkh lawmakers call on Hamid Karzai

 KABUL: A number of lawmakers from Balkh province called on former president Hamid Karzai here in his office, BNA reported. In the meeting, the lawmakers lauded ... Full story

Youths should be honest in implementing law: Babury

 KABUL: Acting minister for higher education Mohammad Usman Babury has called upon youths to be honest in applying the law and ensuring justice. He made the ... Full story

Helmand security to be beefed up: Yar

 LASHKARGAH : The newly-deputed deputy governor of southern Helmand province on Saturday pledged to improve security of this volatile province by building strong coordination among ... Full story

Congratulatory message

 KABUL: On behalf of acting minister of foreign affairs Atiqullah Atifmal, a congratulatory message has been dispatched to foreign affairs minister of Sudan, Ali Ahmad ... Full story

Imports from Pakistan reduced

 KABUL: Deputy of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries Khanjan Alokozai says import of merchandized from Pakistan to the country have reduced. In an interview with ... Full story

Open Jirga: UN’s Afghanistan role in 13 years

 The UN, alongside other nations over the last 13 years, played role in different spheres in Afghanistan, but how effective it was and how much ... Full story

Drug addiction increase concerning

 Afghanistan ministry of counter-narcotics expressed concern over an eye-catching increase in addiction in the country, where the health sector says there was no enough capacity ... Full story

Transport services should standardize

 Today, as it seen, with passing of time, the people leave their rustic areas for the cities and settle there. With settlement of these villagers in ... Full story

Increasing environmental pollution in Kabul

 Long term exposure to air pollution could damage the brain and lead to learning and memory problems and even depression, new research has revealed Kabul suffers ... Full story

Afghan refugees to stay in Pakistan until end of 2015

 In their recent utterance, the authorities of Khyber Pashtoonkhwa have announced that if the Afghan refugees living in this province don’t leave in two months, ... Full story

Entrance exams kick off, youth concern over unemployment

 According to the assertions made by the spokesman of ministry of higher education, it is planned that this year, over 400000 students to be graduated ... Full story

Wildlife poses overthrowing

 Exceptional geographical location, lovely climate, high mountains and forests as well as suitable beautiful mountain slopes of Afghanistan have together caused this country to be ... Full story

Sophisticated equipment, foremost need of ANSF

  Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) is the ultimate hope of the Afghan people. Keeping the integrity of the forces mean keeping the integrity of the ... Full story

Overloaded truck

Low-quality metals are mostly produced from trashed and useless beverage tins and other cans. The picture shows an overloaded truck packed with by certain materials in the capital Kabul.

President Ghani calls on Senator John McCain

 KABUL:  Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met the other day with US Senator John McCain. In the meeting, both sides discussed ... Full story

No illegal act acceptable, President Ghani

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, spoke with newly appointed officials of Kunduz province via video conference the other day, ... Full story

CE meets NATO’s Campbell

 KABUL: Chief Executive of the government, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Gen, Campbell the commander of NATO-led forces in Afghanistan the other day at the Sapidar ... Full story

Delegation of private higher education institutes calls on CE

 KABUL: A delegation of private higher education entities called on the chief executive of the government Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in his office the other day ... Full story

Abdullah vows to defend “Freedom of Expression”

 KABUL: Chief Executive (CE) of the government, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah expressed his support to the freedom of expression and stated that the government would check ... Full story

NATO to support ANSF

 KABUL: ISAF officials say the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) will have a difficult year ahead against Taliban and other insurgents in the country. ISAF Deputy ... Full story

Sculptor grants 12 relics to National Archive

 KABUL: A sculptor and lecturer at Kabul University Prof. Amanullah Haidarzada granted the other day his 12 relics to National Archive.  The relics are medals in ... Full story

No body can use Pak soil against Afghanistan, Pakistani PM

  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said if Taliban made use of Pakistan against Afghanistan, Pakistan would seriously react against them. According to Pakistan media, ... Full story

On Christmas, Obama marks end of combat in Afghanistan

 KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii: President Barack Obama marked the end of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan by paying tribute to America’s military, telling ... Full story

Father urges IS to show mercy for captured Jordan pilot

The father of a Jordanian pilot seized by Islamic State militants in Syria has renewed a plea for his release. Describing his son as "a guest ... Full story

Nation will not forgive us if we take weak action against terrorists: PM Nawaz

 ISLAMABAD: The nation will not forgive us if we don’t take concrete steps to end the scourge of terrorism in Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said ... Full story

Rebels kill dozens in India's Assam state

 India has imposed a curfew in parts of the northeastern state of Assam after suspected tribal guerrillas killed at least 50 people in a series ... Full story

Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush hospitalized

 Former U.S. president George H. W. Bush, 90, has been admitted to a Texas hospital suffering shortness of breath, a family spokesman said Tuesday. "President Bush ... Full story

Poppy cultivation increased in 2014 in Afghanistan

  A new research made by the Ministry of Counter-Narcotics and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), suggests that poppy cultivation increased ... Full story

Obama’s 800 press interviews include one Arab

 It’s peculiar that the US president has more say about the death of an Arab than the life of an American, and yet despite all ... Full story

Afghan government official websites must be safe

 Available reports say that many official websites of the Afghan government have been attacked from abroad.  There are concerns that the websites of the Afghan government ... Full story

$2b customs, mines revenues pour into the pockets of powerful people: ATW

 Addressing a press conference, the officials of Afghanistan Transparency Watch (ATW) called the budget for fiscal solar year of 1394 unbalanced and said that annually ... Full story

How to fight terrorism?

 What is obvious today is this that terrorism has created fear, worry and anxiety among most nations world-wide. As it is seen terrorist activities in a ... Full story

2014; worse year for children in Afghanistan

    UN in its recent report has stated 2014 the worse year for children in Afghanistan. UN has further said that more than 40 percent of ... Full story

An aged cellphone credit-card seller

Security can do more for the war-weary Afghans to tackle their economic problems through vending. The picture shows an aged cellphone credit-card seller feeling comfort as enough as lead him go asleep in one of the Kabul City parts.

Situations of Badakhshan, some insecure districts to be probed

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani under separate decrees the other day constituted a commission to review the general situation in Badakhshan and some other insecure ... Full story

Presidential decree

 President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan related to appointment of delegation for reviewing and consolidation of political relations with the Republics of Russia, Ukraine, ... Full story

Change from defensive to aggressive causes victory, Gen. Dostum

 KABUL: Security condition of northern and north western provinces of the country was discussed and reviewed in a session held yesterday under the chairmanship of ... Full story

Second VP chairs security, judiciary meeting on detainees

 KABUL: The Second Vice-President, Sarwar Danesh chaired the joint meeting of security and judiciary organs on detainees held in Pul-e-Charkhi and Bagram Detention Center here ... Full story

MRRD, MCIT ink agreement

 KABUL: The Ministries of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) and Communication & IT inked a cooperation agreement under which the Development Board of New Kabul ... Full story

AAYCS praises reporters, media

 KABUL: Association of Afghanistan Youth Civil Society (AYCS) praised a number of reporters and media in a function yesterday, reports BNA adding that addressing the ... Full story

UK Ambassador calls on Ibrahimi

 KABUL: British Ambassador to Afghanistan Richard Stagg called on House of People Chairman, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi here yesterday, BNA reported. During the meeting, Ibrahimi thanked the ... Full story

151 insurgents killed, 107 injured in Kunar fighting

 ASADABAD: Giving details of the 10 fighting in Kunar province, Abdul Habib Sayedkhil, police chief of Kunar said that 151 insurgent have been killed so ... Full story

Commission for religious, cultural affairs discusses accusation of 1TV Media

 KABUL: In a session of House of People’s commission for religious and cultural affairs, accusation of 1TV Media was discussed. In the session held under the ... Full story

Asadullah Ghazanfar appointed as Cultural Affairs Advisor to President

 KABUL: For further organization and coordination in relevant affairs and making use of experiences and academic and cultural information of knowledgeable figures, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, ... Full story

Obama's 800 press interviews include one Arab

Why hasn't the US president sat down for an interview with a single Arab journalist since 2009? ... Full story

Prof. Wafa passes away

 KABUL: Prof. Hedayatullah Wafa passed away due to protracted illness yesterday, he was 65. Graduated from Leipzig University, Germany and had served as professor for Journalism ... Full story

Govt. to improve security on priority basis: Gen. Dostum

 KABUL: The first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum termed security very important and said the government would improve security on priority basis. He made the ... Full story

Korean ambassador calls on Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: The ambassador of Republic of Korea, Cha Young-cheol, called on chief executive officer of the government Dr. Abdullah Abdullah here yesterday and besides congratulating ... Full story

Sportsmen should seriously fight negative phenomena, Danesh

 KABUL: A number of members of Wusho sports federation in a meeting yesterday with Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh enumerated a range of current problems ... Full story

CEO applaud Italy’s sacrifices, continued cooperation in training of ANSF

KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with Italian defense minister at Sapidar Palace yesterday. At the meeting, Dr. Abdullah ... Full story

Cabinet members to be introduced soon: Mohaqiq

 KABUL: The second deputy to chief executive of the government, Hajji Mohammad Mohaqiq said yesterday that the members of cabinet would be introduced soon. He made ... Full story

President urges to be cautious in political dealing with Pakistan

 KABUL: Sayed Masum Masoud Ihsani the spokesman for Youth network for reform and change has urged the president not to trust to the promises given ... Full story

Afghan refugees having legal documents for staying in Pakistan until end of 2015, UNHCR

 KABUL: United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says Afghan refugees in Pakistan have legal immigration documents until end of 2015, so they have the ... Full story

Why still women suicide, self-immolate?

 In a conversation with The Kabul Times reporter on the women self-immolation, Sharifa n Afghan women said, one of the cases or reasons that Afghan ... Full story

Uprising of Kunar inhabitants against insurgents

 Our borderly provinces such as Kunar, Paktika, Helmand and some districts of Kandahar province and remotest province of Nooristan as of years to date are ... Full story

ANSF launch operation in Dangam

 The armed insurgents attacked Dangam district, Kunar province two weeks ago and trying to occupy it. But large number of ANSF troops have been sent ... Full story

How to fight corruption, restore good governance?

 Besides the last 13 years of eye-catching achievements, the people of Afghanistan are still facing some key challenges, the government of national unity has to ... Full story

2014; peaceful transfer of power, forging new security pacts with allies in Afghanistan

 Afghanistan has overcome the worst political crisis and security upheaval in 2014 through the first- ever successful transfer of power from one elected president to ... Full story

Introduction of old Kabul city streets

 The following information on the localities and streets of Kabul city have been provided from. The “Book of Kabul Guide” and eyewitnesses, so the fame ... Full story

Afghan refugees endure hardships, homelessness

 The uncertainty which was shrouding Afghanistan’s future has prompted thousands of Afghans to see an escape route — foreign visa applications, asylum pleas, long journeys ... Full story

Kurdish fighters move on ISIL's Mosul hub

 Kurdish forces in Iraq have taken more ground from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group and are moving closer to the ... Full story

Impoverished bicycler

An impoverished bicycler, with two bags full of rubbishes seen paddling home as the cold winter sounding a harsh winter arrival in the Kabul city.

Civilian casualties hits high record in 2014

 Militancy in the region, through all the decades, has drenched entire country with blood. There is hardly a place where the insurgents haven’t spilled Afghan ... Full story

Civilian casualties unprecedented in 2014, UNAMA

 As the Afghan civilians have sustained much loss in domestic conflicts, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) officials say, “The number of Afghan ... Full story

Book Introduction

 The office of Khost province governor has recently published a four year report on the achievements of this province. By reading the report, the progress seems ... Full story

Remarkable fall in saffron incomes concerns Herat farmers

  A remarkable decrease, this year, in the saffron yield in western Herat province had concerned the producers as the growers blamed the climate change and ... Full story

Educated individuals should be picked for new cabinet

 Work on the formation of the new cabinet between the two key power-partners is underway, with the government of national unity expected to introduce some ... Full story

Afghan-Pak resolute efforts can uproot extremism

 The recent terrorist horrible and shocking incidents in the region and continued killing of women and children in Afghanistan and Pakistan have caused the coordinated ... Full story

Ghulghola City should further be reconstructed

 Among the landscape of the two giant Buddha Statues, there are ruins with the width of some five hectares of lands atop of a cone-type ... Full story

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa can’t expel Afghan refugees: Jurat

KABUL: The spokesman for ministry of refugees and repatriation Islamuddin Jurat has said that the local government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cannot expel the Afghan refugees ... Full story

5,000 books donated to Public Library

 Kabul: The Cultural Center of Edris Shah donated 5,000 pieces of different books to the Public Library the other day, BNA reported. While receiving the books ... Full story

New government to bring basic changes in provincial leading panels, Danesh

KABUL: A number of members for northern jihadi commanders’ council in a meeting yesterday with Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh while offering death anniversary of ... Full story

Mujahideen won’t be ignored in govt.: Mohaqiq

 KABUL: The second deputy to chief executive Hajji Mohammad Mohaqiq in meeting with a delegation of Jihadi commanders’ council here the other said that the ... Full story

Four Afghan inmates released from Guantanamo

 KABUL: US defense secretary says the country has handed over four Afghan prisoners of Guantanamo to Afghanistan side. In a declaration issued by US ... Full story

Govt. to improve security on priority basis: General Dostum

KABUL: The first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum in meeting with General Campell the commander of NTO-led forces here yesterday said that the government ... Full story

Yalda, the longest night of year

 Yalda, the longest night of the year is coinciding  with the first night of winter (Jaddi first) in northern hemisphere of the earth. This night covers ... Full story

New plan needed to properly use international aids

 Despites the international community’s huge amount of assistances, nothing tangible had been still seen in the country’s condition over the last 13 years, where the ... Full story

EUPOL to professionalize ANP

The authorities of the Afghan Ministry of Interior said that the European Union Police assistance will continue for professionalization of Afghan National Police for another two years. ... Full story

Message of recent deadly attacks to Afghan-Pak people, rulers

 Although for over one decade both the Afghan-Pakistan people of two muslim countries have been involved in war on terror and time and again have ... Full story

Improvement of women living condition, NUG responsibility

 By the recent rapid political development in the country, we face a question, either the proclamation of positive changes and wide reforms in the current ... Full story

Peace talks to be started soon in Qatar: HPC

 Peace talks are expected to be started soon in Qatar with Taliban and the way has already been paved for these talks, said member and ... Full story

Sartaj Aziz says Pakistan will not conduct raids in Afghanistan

 Pakistan has no intention to conduct raids in Afghanistan in a bid to eliminate terrorism safe havens posing threats to Pakistan, Sartaj Aziz, advisor to ... Full story

German parliament approves’ federal troops training mission in Afghanistan

 BERLIN: German parliament has approved the country’s new military mission programs for Afghanistan. According to BNA quoting German’s Deutsche Welle, it has been determined that ... Full story

Baghlan sugar factory kicks off its production

PUL-E-KHUMRI: Baghlan sugar factory has started producing sugar after collecting program of sugar beet ended in the province. Head of the factory Ghulam Sakhi told BNA, ... Full story

ANA achieves its success in security missions: CGS

KABUL: ANA Chef of General Staff, Gen. Sher Mohamamd Karimi met the US Army chief of General Staff in which security issues of Afghanistan, transferring ... Full story

Acting MoI condoles Shaheed Mir Afghan family

KABUL: Acting MoI Gen. Mohammad Ayoub Salangi went to the house of Shaheed Mir Afghan in Farza district, Kabul province and prayed to the sould ... Full story

France to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan

KABUL: The French military mission in Afghanistan will officially end on Dec.31 when the last of its forces leave the country, France reports . The departure ... Full story

Meeting held on world day of elimination of violence against women

KABUL: The meeting was organized by the gender branch of the MoIC in which deputy  MoIC for publication Simin Hassanzada spoke on the role of ... Full story

House asks NUG to introduce new cabinet in one week

KABUL: In a house session led by speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, the law makers expressing concern on delay in introduction of the new cabinet, criticized ... Full story

2014 ‘bloodiest year’ for Afghan civilians

KABUL: The United Nations has noted more than 3000 civilian killings in Afghanistan this year, which makes 2014 the bloodiest year so far for civilians in the Afghan ... Full story

Sport, basic element for strengthening national unity: Danesh

KABUL: Head and members of  Kung Fu sport federation in a meeting yesterday with Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh emphasized on supporting sport by new ... Full story

New cabinet announcement will end rumors

 Based on reports, a number of cabinet members are expected to be introduced within two days. The news convoy a good message to the people ... Full story

Two major challenges ahead of EU

 28 EU members in the two days Summit in Brussels, they announce 2 major important challenges for Europe is: investment and the Eastern neighborhood, and ... Full story

Taliban’s attack surge on Dangam of Kunar

 Taliban insurgents launched a massive attack against local security forces in eastern Kunar province. Fighting broke out last week in Dangam district near the Pakistani ... Full story

Kabul, one of ten polluted cities in the World

 It is an ordinary issue for Kabul citizens that either the Kabul city is introduced as one of the tenth polluted cities or Afghanistan is ... Full story

We continue our cooperation to ensure peace, stability in Afghanistan: Obama

 The Nato, US combat mission is expected to be officially concluded in Afghanistan in two weeks and their new mission of Resolute Mission for Train, ... Full story

Counter-corruption needs firm determination

 Kabul Bank corruption case could draw attentions worldwide, not only labeling the critically poverty-stricken Afghanistan among the most corrupt nations, but it resembling it to ... Full story

Security bodies not to be divided based on political share

 Although mainly the ANSF have been targeting by Taliban insurgents or so-called political opposition either in the capital city Kabul or in all small and ... Full story

Intelligence agency’s empowerment tackles tragic incidents

Suicide and explosive attacks still remain as the gravest and full of concerns among the Afghans, with mostly taking victims from civilians, alongside huge number ... Full story

President Ghani meets US congressmen

KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, met with a U.S. Congressional delegation in Presidential Palace on  Wednesday. In this meeting the ... Full story

Afghanistan needs decisive, serious cooperation of international community, Danesh

KABUL: NATO deputy commander to Afghanistan in a meeting the other day with Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh briefed related to NATO’s new mission in ... Full story

Afghanistan includes five-way junction railway

KABUL: The meeting of senior in charges regarding evaluation of railway junction among China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Iran was held on December 8-9 of ... Full story

First VP calls on US senators

KABUL: First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum met the other day with a number of US senators and discussed related to current issue of ... Full story

Afghan citizens should participate in all affairs: Danesh

KABUL: Head and a number of newly introduced members of Balkh provincial council in a meeting with Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh enumerated a range ... Full story

Stability, security pave the way for realization of constructional projects, First VP

KABUL: Frist Vice President, Gen. Abdurrashid Dostum met with the head and members of provincial council of Balkh province at Gulkhanah Palace the other day, ... Full story

Information Technology a Top Priority, President Ghani

KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, via a video conference delivered remarks to the participants of the 10th National Information Technology Conference ... Full story

President Ghani receives Pakistan chief of army staff

KABUL: General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan Chief of Army Staff called on Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. In this meeting, President ... Full story

Pakistan embassy holds full recitation of Holy Quran

In order to express solidarity with the victims of Peshawar terrorist attack, the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul observed three-day mourning as declared by the ... Full story

President Ghani’s condolence message

The martyrdom of head of secretariat of supreme court, Atiqullah Raufi that caused as a result of armed terrorists attack in Qaus 22nd, caused my ... Full story

Paghman gang rape escapee arrested

KABUL: Another individual involved in gang-rape of four women in Paghman district of Kabul has been arrested by the Afghan National Security Forces(ANSF). The Afghan Intelligence, ... Full story

Congratulatory message

KABUL: On behalf of acting foreign minister, Atiqullah Aatifmal congratulatory message has been dispatched to foreign minister of Qatar Dr. Khaled Bin-i-Mohammad ul-Attiah on the ... Full story

European Parliament resolution on recognition of Palestine statehood

The European Parliament supports "in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two state solution, and believes these should go hand in hand with the ... Full story

EU Parliament approves 2015 budget

Parliament approved today the draft EU budget for 2015, the budget foresees €145.32 billion in commitments and €141.21 billion in payments for 2015, and an ... Full story

NATO pays tribute to ISAF mission, as new chapter opens in relations with Afghanistan

For well over a decade, our nations stood shoulder to shoulder in the largest coalition for peace and stability in history. This has been a ... Full story

ISIS 'executes 150 women for refusing to marry militants', buries them in mass graves

 ISIS has executed at least 150 women for refusing to marry militants in Iraq, Turkish media has reported. A statement released by the country's Ministry of ... Full story

Pakistan announces 3 day national mourning

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday told the terrorists in unequivocal terms that ‘we will avenge every single drop of our children’s blood’. ... Full story

Turkey should Respect freedom, EU

 Freedom of media is a fundamental EU value which we expect to be fully respected by everyone, said Sandro Gozi on 16 Dec in the ... Full story

Traditions in Yamgan;Badakhshan

 The historical background of Badakhshan province goes back the before Chirist eras. From the perspective of geographical location and natural resources, national culture and tradition ... Full story

The Korean moral global mission

 A nation’s accumulation of wealth and consistent economic developments take time.  In many cases decades of continuous work and buildup of human capital are required ... Full story

Women play prominent role in economic growth

 In recent century, simultaneous with transformation and speedy growth of humanity in the field of technology, work and employment changed from initial form into developed ... Full story

Terror, suicide attacks not acceptable anymore: President Ghani

 In his recent speech which expresses concern on increasing terror attacks, president Ashraf Ghani asked the Afghan people to raise their voice united against terrorists. The ... Full story

Sigh of our heart is dusty because this caravan is coming from the land of night

 I express my axious greetings to you from which the odour of blood of thousands innocent Afghans is smelt! As you already know, as ... Full story

Peshawar school massacre, Taliban’s Cowardly act of terrorism

 Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday and killed 126 people, which itself was the worst attack ... Full story

Shanghai summit concluded

KABUL: Held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, the Shanghai summit concluded, after discussing key points by the prime ministers of the permanent members and ... Full story

Security forces in Kunar need air support

ASADABAD: Clashes between locals and armed Taliban entered its 3rd day, chief of Kunar provincial police department BG. Abdul Habib Sayed Khail told BNA adding that ... Full story

US to invest on power generation in Afghanistan

KABUL: The USAID will fund a four years project in northern Afghanistan at a cost of $125 million for development of Sheberghan gas extraction that ... Full story

Industrialists, refugees’ problems evaluated

 KABUL: Addressing a group of industrialists in Pul-e-Charkhi industrial parks, chief of Afghanistan industrialists Association called lack of security, power and land as the major ... Full story

Afghanistan welcomes any investment in favor of the Afghans, Dostum

KABUL: First Vice-President, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum in his meeting with David Lindley Chairman of American Company “Axim” said Tuesday that Afghanistan welcomes any investment ... Full story

Commission for preparation of Bamyan as SAARC Cultural Capital holds session

KABUL: Commission for preparation of Bamyan as SAARC’s Cultural Capital held yesterday a session under the chairmanship of Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Nabi ... Full story

Presidential order to probe Herat situation

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday inked an order based on, a high ranking delegation would assess the ... Full story