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President Karzai’s condolence, sympathy message

I get informed with great regret that one of the long-standing servants of the press of the country died as a result of illness. Bereaved Mohammad ... Full story

Kyrgyzstan invites President Karzai, Khalili to attend international Kuchi Festival

KABUL: The Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Afghanistan called on the Second Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili in his office yesterday and handed over the invitation ... Full story

U.S. strikes ISIS targets in besieged Iraqi town

 United States airstrikes targeted Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions Saturday near the Shiite town of Amerli and dropped humanitarian aid to civilians ... Full story

Tunisia recovers bodies of mostly Syrian migrants

 The Tunisian Coast Guard has recovered more than 41 bodies of mostly Syrian migrants who drowned trying to sail to Europe, the Associated ... Full story

Gaza reconstruction will take 20 years: Shelter Cluster

  It will take 20 years for the war-torn Gaza Strip to be rebuilt, says an international organization engaged in assessment of post-war ... Full story

India’s economy is recovering says Finance minister

 NEW DELHI: India’s fastest growth in over two years shows the economy is recovering, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, adding the robust expansion would ... Full story

Newspapers, books and magazines’ booths

Internet and website made faint-coloured the market of print media. Despite this, books and magazines have their own fans. It is necessary that the government to allot a suitable place for settlement of newspapers, books and magazines’ booths.

Bamyan to be inaugurated as SAARC cultural capital on Jan. 2015

 Bamyan is designated by South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) as cultural capital for year 2015. Sayed Musadeq Khalili deputy minister of cultural affairs for ... Full story

Why economic crisis in Afghanistan?

 In an open Jerga, describing the main reason behind economic stagnancy in the country, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, the minister of finance said any elections with ... Full story

Historical Heritages of Northern Faryab Province

 The Information and Culture Department of Faryab province has accomplished major tasks in cultural spheres over the past few months. “Despite budget deficit, Faryab provincial information ... Full story

Prospects of Afghanistan’s a recent decade achievements

 There are some hasty considerations in connection with developments of Afghanistan. Some people say that Afghanistan is a country that lost one game and no change ... Full story

What outcomes of vote auditing will introduce a rigger or a submissive

 Nearly half a year has been passed since April 5 presidential elections in Afghanistan, but electoral stalemate still undermining the final results and the outcomes ... Full story

Presidential Elections or Financial Recession

 Despite threats and rebellion of the Taliban fighters, people didn’t surrender to the radical ideology of the surge groups and voted with an aim and ... Full story

Women’s role should be bolt in upcoming government

 Women in Afghanistan are the frequent object of repression and endless violence. The graph of violence in Afghanistan such as domestic violence, honor killing, and ... Full story

Paktika elders meet President Karzai

 KABUL: Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with a number of Paktika elders yesterday. In the meeting held at presidential palace, Paktika ... Full story

President Karzai order on investigation into robbery on Paghman road

 KABUL: President Hamid Karzai has ordered investigation into the case of robbery and harassing women on Paghman road. The president besides terming attack on women as ... Full story

Qanooni confers medal to Prof. Fayez

 KABUL: The first vice president Mohammad Younus Qanooni in line with Presidential Order conferred the government medal of Mir Masjidi Khan to Mohammad Tahir Faiz ... Full story

CM committee praises courage of national security forces

 KABUL: The security committee of the Council of Ministers in its meeting with vice president Mohammad Younus Qanooni on the chair held yesterday appreciated the ... Full story

18404 ballot boxes audited so far, IEC spokesman

 KABUL: Spokesperson to Independent Election Commission says 355 have been currently reviewed from among 6000 ballot boxes. Speaking to journalists yesterday in a news conference, IEC ... Full story

Ibrahimi exchanges views with defense, interior ministers on security situation

 KABUL: Chairman of House of People, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi in meeting with the ministers of defense, Interior and deputy to national directorate for security (NDS) ... Full story

Condolence message of house administrative body

 KABUL: Administrative body of Lower House of National Assembly has condoled in a message martyrdom and injuring of countrymen in a terrorist attack launched yesterday ... Full story

Convening commission of martyr week holds first session

KABUL: First session of convening commission for martyr week and 13th martyrdom anniversary of National Hero Ahmad Shah Masoud was held yesterday under the chairmanship ... Full story

Militants’ attack in Nangarhar kills 10, wounds 57

JALALABAD: A group of armed militants and suicide bombers stormed the national directorate for security (NDS) in Nangarhar provincial capital Jalalabad yesterday morning leaving 10 ... Full story

U.S. military mission in Iraq costs $7.5m a day: Pentagon

 The U.S. military's bombing raids and other operations in Iraq cost about $7.5 million a day, the Pentagon said. Since Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ... Full story

Syria biggest humanitarian emergency of era, says UN

 DAMASCUS: The number of refugees from the Syrian conflict had topped three million, the UN said. In Geneva, UN refugee agency chief Antonio Guterres said Syria ... Full story

Saudi king warns of terror threat to the world

 Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz warned on Friday that the threat of terrorism will reach Europe and America if the world does not unite ... Full story

Kerry calls for global coalition to fight ISIS agenda

 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for a global coalition of states to combat Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants’ “genocidal ... Full story

NATO summit, very important for future of Afghanistan

 It is supposed that the NATO summit meeting to be held in Sept. 4th in Vielz city of Britain. At this meeting, the leaders of NATO-member ... Full story

Foreign policy keeps crucial role in Afghanistan’s ties with Int’l community

 Foreign policy plays crucial role in building bilateral ties with other nations and to get advantage of the opportunities properly. The next government which is ... Full story

Ghazni, its unprecedented development

 The ancient and historical city of Ghazni has been the hub of culture and civilizations over different Islamic and pre-Islamic eras. The city has also ... Full story

Govt employees boiling as ministry announces economic nosedive

 Afghanistan ministry of finance in its recent statement reports and said it had lacked even a doit in the treasure to provide the government employees’ ... Full story

ANSF’s sacrifices must be admired

 Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) proved for opponents that they are capable of maintaining security for their countrymen in any condition. The people of Afghanistan and ... Full story

ISAF new commander calls on President Karzai

 KABUL: The new commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) General John F. Campbell called on President Hamid Karzai in Arg the other ... Full story

Qanooni offers condolence over Mawlawi Ismael death

 KABUL: First vice president Mohammad Younus Qanooni expressed his condolence over the death of Mawlawi Mohammad Ismael a religious scholar from Panjshir province who passed ... Full story

Delegation of Ghazni University lecturers call on Khalili

 KABUL: A delegation of Ghazni University Prof. called on second vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili the other day, BNA reported. Accompanied by two lawmakers from Ghazni ... Full story

Afghanistan artists’ support fund established

 KABUL: Afghanistan artists’ support fund has been established in a session held Wednesday under the chairmanship of Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom ... Full story

Joint cooperation agreement signed

 KABUL:   The cooperation agreement between independent development board of new Kabul city and the ministry for women affairs in the presence of officials from ... Full story

Pakistan accused of no cooperation in counterterrorism

 KABUL: Spokesperson to National Directorate of Security (NDS) has accused Pakistan of no cooperation towards counterterrorism. Speaking to journalists in a news conference on Wednesday, the ... Full story

Commission tasked for holding ‘martyred of peace’ ceremony

 KABUL: President Hamid Karzai has tasked a high commission for celebration of third martyrdom anniversary of Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani ‘martyred of peace’. In a press release ... Full story

UN pledges support to Afghan authorities to complete election audit

 KABUL: The United Nations yesterday pledged to redouble its support to Afghan electoral authorities in order for the expeditious completion of a thorough and credible ... Full story

Presidential decree on using heavy weapons misinterpreted: Faizi

 KABUL: Presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi has said that the presidential order on using heavy weapons during military operations had been misinterpreted by some political and ... Full story

President Karzai condolence messages

 KABUL: Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has condoled in a message death of Ghulam Rabbani Khushiwal, one of the country’s former ... Full story

78pc of votes counted: Noor

 KABUL: The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on Friday that 78 percent of the votes cast in the presidential polls had been recounted  a process ... Full story

Displaced families receive Saudi assistance

 KABUL: Humanitarian assistance provided by Saudi Arabia was distributed Wednesday by Ministry of Refugees and Repatriates to 2700 displaced families living in 8th district of ... Full story

Election impasse affected 50pc business in Afghanistan

 KABUL: The prolonged election process has affected the business in Afghanistan up to 50 percent, it was said by participants in an open Jirga organized ... Full story

Conference continues its work to prevent huge expenditures in ceremonies

 KABUL: A conference launched by Ministry of Women Affairs for prevention of extravagant expenditures in ceremonies continued its work Wednesday in Kabul. According to BNA, it ... Full story

UN further strengthens expertise in election audit

 KABUL: The United Nations today reinforced the expertise in the Presidential elections audit process with a senior elections advisor, Mr. Richard Chambers of the United ... Full story

Anyone intending to derail democracy will be challenged: PM

 ISLAMABAD:  Addressing the National Assembly, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made it clear on Wednesday that anyone intending to derail democracy would be challenged by Parliament ... Full story

Assad, ISIS committing war crimes: U.N.

 The Syrian government and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their war against ... Full story

Calm returns to Gaza as ceasefire takes hold

 A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza appeared to be holding early on Wednesday as the focus ... Full story

Saudi Arabia busts cell of ISIS recruiters

 The Saudi interior ministry said Tuesday it detained eight individuals for trying to recruit youth into “extremist groups abroad.” Al Arabiya News channel that the recruits ... Full story

Overpasses in Kabul

Construction of many overpasses went in vain or used only as ad-board in Kabul, as the passersby are preferring to cross along the crowded instead.

National unity government must address aspirations of Afghans: Obama

 In a telephonic conversation with presidential candidates, US president Barack Obama stressed that the constitution of Afghanistan must be respected and formation of the national ... Full story

National unity government must address aspirations of Afghans: Obama

 In a telephonic conversation with presidential candidates, US president Barack Obama stressed that the constitution of Afghanistan must be respected and formation of the national ... Full story

USAID earmarks $92m to promote Afghanistan’s higher educations

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had set aside a cash of up to $92 million for Afghanistan in a bid to promote ... Full story

Educated youth’s ambiguous future

 Unemployment is a main challenge ahead of youth in the country.  Despite annually, a great number of youths have been graduating from government and private ... Full story

UN highlights election audit consultative nature

 The United Nations on Tuesday highlighted the exceptional levels of consultation and joint oversight of the Presidential elections audit, which is now more than three-quarters ... Full story

Afghanistan’s 13 years of achievements, challenges

Elections: 2014 presidential elections swept into a runoff. The first round of elections was held on April 5 and the runoff on June 14th. Despite ... Full story

Increased militancy needs vigilance

 The reports released on daily basis by the Ministry of Interior and Defense and the statistics confirmed by the representatives of Afghan National Security Forces ... Full story

President Karzai meets presidential candidates

 KABUL: President Hamid Karzai met with both presidential hopeful, Dr. Abdulla and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai at the presidential palace on Tuesday. At the meeting issues ... Full story

President Karzai chairs judicial meeting

 KABUL: The judicial meeting with President Hamid Karzai on the chair and attended by acting chief justice Abdul Salam Azimi, attorney general Mohammad Ishaq Alko, ... Full story

President Karzai receives Holland new ambassador credentials

 KABUL: President Hamid Karzai received the credentials of Holland new ambassador Hing John Bekar in a ceremony at the presidential palace yesterday. Besides exchanging views ... Full story

Qanooni stresses on strengthening Afghanistan-Iran friendly relations

 KABUL: The First Vice-President Mohammad Younus Qanooni met Iran ambassador to Afghanistan Mohammad Reza Bahrami on Tuesday during which matters pertaining mutual interests came under ... Full story

Congratulatory message

 KABUL: On behalf of Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, a congratulatory message has been delivered to Iraqi Prime Minister His Excellency ... Full story

Wolesi Jirga condemns Pakistani shelling in Kunar

 KABUL: The House of People with its Speaker  Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi on the chair in its session on Tuesday has strongly condemned shelling rockets by ... Full story

IEC making efforts to accelerate vote audit process, Noor

 KABUL: A spokesperson to Independent Election Commission (IEC) in a news conference yesterday said the commission was making efforts to accelerate vote audit and reviewing ... Full story

High Investment Commission holds session

 KABUL: Routine session of High Investment Commission was held yesterday under the chairmanship of the Minister for Commerce and Industries. In the session attended also by ... Full story

11 sub-projects of NSP completed in Baghlan

 KABUL: With a cost of more than 10,000,000 Afs 11 sub-projects of the National Solidarity Programme of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) ... Full story

Release of nine Pakistani terrorists from Bagram prison

 The release of 9 Pakistani terrorists from Bagram prison is a matter of suspicion and a blatant violation of Afghan national sovereignty   and breach ... Full story

War on corruption needs joint struggles

 Alongside other social issues, the menace of corruption has been one of the major challenges that raised concerns of Afghan people and international community over ... Full story

50 children return home after treatment in Germany

 Some fifty children, the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) said have been suffering scorch and bone fractures shifted to Germany and successfully cured have now ... Full story

Afghanistan, 13 years of achievements and challenges

Part II  Growth of sports sector: Over the previous thirteen years, the Afghan sportsmen and athletes hoisted the national flag in major international events and won ... Full story

ANSF needs sophisticated ground, air equipment

 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

CM discusses 1394 fiscal budget

 KABUL: The periodical meeting of Council of Ministers with President Hamid Karzai on the chair held meeting yesterday. The president first briefed the participants of the ... Full story

President Karzai condoles death of Mashoor Jamal

 KABUL: Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has condoled in a message death of the country’s famous singer and music composer Ahmad ... Full story

President Karzai congratulates Afghan nation on obtaining top scores by 6 Afghan students at Al-azhar University

 KABUL: Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has congratulated obtaining top scores by six Afghan students at Egypt’s Al-azhar University to Afghanistan ... Full story

Dr. Raheen presides over meeting of commission on Bamyan

 KABUL: Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen the minister for information and culture presided over the meeting of commission for preparation of Bamyan as cultural capital of ... Full story

Violence against journalists intolerable, Dr. Raheen

 KABUL: A number of Media have reported that local Pajhwok and Aryana TV journalist Atela Noori had been beaten by an ANA officer in Sar-e-Pul. It ... Full story

Afghanistan national library to be constructed in Kabul

 KABUL: First session of a board appointed for establishment of Afghanistan national library was held under the chairmanship of Minister of Information and Culture Dr. ... Full story

Commission for organizing presidential inauguration holds meeting

 KABUL: The commission for organizing presidential inauguration with chief of administrative affairs Sadiq Mudabir on the chair held meeting yesterday. In the outset of the meeting, ... Full story

Seminar on ‘Bamyan in the Course of History’ ends

 KABUL: Research Seminar on ‘Bamyan in the Course of History’ held by MoIC ended by issuing a resolution. Seminar’s work continued yesterday with participation of ... Full story

Congratulatory message

 KABUL: President of Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi congratulated in the following message 95th anniversary of Afghanistan Independence to Hamid Karzai, President of ... Full story

Resolution of research seminar on ‘Bamyan in the Course of History’

 KABUL:  The two-day seminar on ‘Bamyan in the Course of History’ organized by the ministry for information and culture was opened with the reading out ... Full story

Dr. Raheen condoles death of Mashoor Jamal

 KABUL: Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen expressed deep sadness over death of a singer and music composer of the country Jalil ... Full story

Six Afghan students get first position at Al-azhar

 KABUL: Six Afghan students have been identified as first position students by obtaining the highest scores at Jamea Al-azhar of Egypt. In a session held on ... Full story

UN WELCOMES AFGHAN ELECTORAL AUTHORITIES' FIRST DECISIONS ON AUDIT OF PRESIDENTIAL RUN-OFF

 KABUL: The United Nations welcomes today’s announcement by Afghan electoral authorities of the first official decisions on the findings from the 100 per cent audit ... Full story

ISI strives to destabilize Afghanistan: MoD

 Following waves of security threats and offensives of the Taliban fighters, local people in various regions of the country mainly in Kunduz and Kunar provinces ... Full story

66pc of votes audited, invalidation process today: IEC

 Over 63 percent of the second round of the presidential  votes had been audited, with observers had recounted some 15,145 of the cumulative 22,828 ballot ... Full story

Afghanistan’s 13 years of achievements, challenges

PART I  Afghanistan has experienced major changes since 2001 after the US and its western allies toppled the Taliban regime from the power accusing the group ... Full story

Battle on polio despite escalating war in Afghanistan

 Afghanistan is still a bed for any of the social and health operations across its provinces—even the remotest regions despites crashing unrests in many sites ... Full story

SAARC to expand Bamyan’s economy

 South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is a political and economical organization which has eight members and established in 1985.  To promote the welfare of ... Full story

Trade in its worst condition, MoCI

 The ministry of commerce and industries (MoCI) of the country says that comparing last 13 years, the commerce of Afghanistan is in its worst condition ... Full story

Afghanistan must be ready for NATO summit

 Members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will hold their next summit in the United Kingdom from September 4 to 5, 2014 to discuss ... Full story

President Karzai meets presidential candidates

 KABUL: Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with presidential candidates Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai at the ... Full story

President Karzai chairs NSC meeting

 KABUL: Chaired by President Hamid Karzai, the meeting of National Security Council (NSC) was organized at the presidential palace yesterday morning in which the ministers ... Full story

President Karzai holds farewell meeting with Gen. Dunford

 KABUL: Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan held a farewell meeting with NATO commander Gen. Joseph Dunford at the presidential palace yesterday. ... Full story

Research seminar on “Bamyan in the Course of History” opened

 KABUL: The research seminar on “Bamyan in the Course of History” was opened in the ministry of information and culture yesterday, BNA reported. In the outset ... Full story

Journalists’ support fund’s administrative board holds first session

 KABUL: Chaired by Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen, the first session of journalists’ support fund’s administrative board was held yesterday. In the ... Full story

Congratulatory messages

 KABUL: President of Republic Federal of Germany Joachim Gauck President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano, President of Republic of Czech Miloš Zeman, President of Republic of ... Full story

MoI orders ABP to respond Pakistani army actions

 KABUL: Ministry of Interior has rejected Pakistani officials’ recent statements in connection with entering terrorists to the country from Afghanistan’s soil. MoI in a press release ... Full story

ISI behind insecurities in Afghanistan: Seddiqi

 KABUL: Seddiq Seddiqi, Interior Ministry spokesman said yesterday that Pakistani ISI is the main factor behind insecurities in Afghanistan. Addressing a press conference here he ... Full story

Frank annulment of votes to be started today: IEC

 KABUL: While the auditing process of votes are being ended, the IEC officials said that the annulment round of run off votes will be started ... Full story

Foreign Ministry rejects Pakistan Interior Minister’s allegations

 KABUL: The Minister of Foreign Affairs has termed the recent remarks of the Interior Minister of Pakistan in which he accused the National Directorate for ... Full story

MoHE’s second strategic plan discussed

 KABUL: Second strategic plan of the ministry for higher education was discussed in a session held with participation of Minister of Higher Education yesterday. In the ... Full story

Nigin Ghani opens way to Oxford University

 KABUL: Negin Ghani, 16, has studied and continued her education at one of the Britain’s top educational institutions named ‘Manchester Enterprise Academy’ for years. By ... Full story

5 flyovers to be constructed in Kabul: Nawandish

 KABUL: Kabul Mayor Eng. Muhammad Younus Nawandish said yesterday five flyovers to be constructed in Kabul city. He made the comment while briefing the second deputy ... Full story

Personality of poet, writer Ghargistani celebrated in Ghazni

 KABUL: The academic and literary position of Persian poet and writer Sayed Abdul Wasay Jabali Ghargistani was celebrated in Ghazni province the other day with ... Full story

Middle East Egypt calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire

 Egypt has called on Israel and the Palestinians to accept an indefinite ceasefire and resume indirect talks in Cairo to end the Gaza crisis, Egypt's foreign ministry said in ... Full story

Middle East Scores killed in Iraq bombings

 Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk have killed at least 42 people in Iraq as the government investigated a deadly attack on ... Full story

Book reading culture

Since long, the culture of book reading is common in the country especially the universities’ students are more interesting in this benevolent culture. The picture shows some book sellers in open air in Pul-i-Bagh-i-Umomi of Kabul city and people enthusiastically are buying the books of their choice.

Grapes yields high harvest in Jowzjan

 Alongside other fruits, grape have given high incomes in many provinces of the country, particularly in northern Jowzjan province, where it vineyards had produced fruit ... Full story

First oil refinery inaugurated in Herat

 The first ever oil refinery inaugurated in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat, where the executive officer, Qeyamuddin said over $30 million had been invested to ... Full story

Kabul citizens, challenges stem from increment of population

 Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan is a city that a great number of families from different parts of the country come to it and with ... Full story

President Karzai expects positive outcomes of elections to be announced soon

 President Hamid Karzai has expressed hope that the agreements made between the candidates over the formation of national unity government will yield positive outcomes on ... Full story

Negative impact of insecurity on Economy

 Afghans want Permanent political stability and security   since long time and one of main factors that deteriorate economical condition of the country and lead ... Full story

Interim government against constitution

 The Afghan government officials have strongly reacted to the recent article published in New York Times newspaper by the US journalist Mathew Rosenberg in which ... Full story

Uncertainty of election future halted different walks of life

 Uncertainty regarding the future of the presidential election and its outcome has halted different walks of life. People are not at all certain what would ... Full story

Timetable set for new president’s oath taking ceremony unchangeable: President Karzai

 KABUL: President Hamid Karzai met with the UN Secretary General Special Envoy to Afghanistan Jan Kubis in Arg yesterday. In the meeting, Jan Kubis briefed the ... Full story

President Karzai appoints head, members of commission to mark martyrdom anniversary of National Hero

 KABUL: President Hamid Karzai has ordered the appointment of the head and members of the commission to hold the martyrdom anniversary of the National Hero ... Full story

CM to support national policy on youth

 KABUL: The committee on laws of the Council of Ministers in its meeting with first  vice president Mohammad Younus Qanooni on the chair held yesterday ... Full story

Investment on youth significant for tomorrow Afghanistan, Qanooni

 KABUL: The first vice president Mohammad Younus Qanooni received a delegation of youth in his office yesterday. During the meeting, Qanooni said that investment on ... Full story

Security forces personnel the brave sons of homeland, Qanooni

 KABUL: The First Vice President Mohammad Younus Qanooni while presiding over a joint meeting yesterday said that the personnel of the national security forces are ... Full story

Govt supporting domestic, international media’s free activities in Afghanistan, Faizi

 KABUL: A spokesperson to President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Aimal Faizi in a news conference yesterday defended Afghanistan government’s decision related to expulsion ... Full story

Organizing group attacks considered as part of ISI programs

 KABUL: Taliban have experienced group attacks in the past few months making a number of provinces of the country insecure. According to BNA, as current year ... Full story

over 66% of votes audited: Noor

 KABUL: Spokesman for the independent election commission (IEC) Noor Mohammad Noor has said that more than 66 percent of the votes had been recounted and ... Full story

Two historic artifacts granted to Herat museum

 HERAT: Two historic and valuable books have been granted by cultural figures of Herat to Herat museum. The artifacts written in Pashto are nearly 80 years ... Full story

Ezedyar listens work report of Sar-e-Pul’s provincial prosecution’s chief

 KABUL: Senate’s first deputy chairman Mohammad Alam Ezedyar heard yesterday work report of Sar-e-Pul’s provincial head for attorney’s appeal court. Head of Sar-e-Pul’s attorney appealate Mohammad ... Full story

 UN urges campaigns to cooperate with audit process so as to complete it without delay

 KABUL: With two-thirds of the ballot boxes from the 100 percent audit of the Presidential run-off election now processed, the United Nations urges the two ... Full story

Gaza comes under fresh Israeli airstrikes

  At least seven Palestinians have been killed in the latest Israeli airstrikes on Gaza as Israel threatened to escalate the fighting after an Israeli child ... Full story

Scores dead in attack on Sunni mosque in Iraq

At least 73 people have been killed after a Shia Muslim armed group opened fire inside an Iraqi Sunni mosque in the village of Bani Wais in the country's eastern ... Full story

West says Russia must pull Ukraine aid convoy

The US and Germany have denounced the movement of a Russian aid convoy into Ukraine without permission from Kiev, calling on Moscow to stop dangerous escalations ... Full story

Heavy Indian cross-border firing near Sialkot leaves 2 civilians dead, 6 injured

SIALKOT: At least two civilians, including a woman was killed and six others were injured in cross border firing and shelling by the Indian forces across ... Full story

3-day agro-fair in Badambagh research farm

 This agro-fair was organized based on women method of work and arranged for farmers particularly women who are interested to established and develop domestic gardens. Addressing ... Full story

Cafes shouldn’t undermine Afghan noble culture

 In one curtained room, half a dozen young men and women huddle on cushions, smoking hookahs and chatting. In the next, a troubadour strums a ... Full story

Security institutions should coordinate in counterterrorism efforts

 No doubt, enforcement and equipment of the security forces not only guarantees durable peace and security in the country but the enrichment of this sector ... Full story

Public uprising against insurgents

  There are 196 countries in the world which each country enjoys its great position based on the achievements and developments attained in various dimensions ... Full story

New mines law ensures Afghanistan’s economic development, self-reliance

 According to officials of Ministry of Mines & Petroleum (MoMP), approval and inclusive implementation of new mines law will support the country to go on ... Full story

Cross border shelling continues amid election crisis

 Seemingly, both Afghanistan and Pakistan have been cooperative neighbors, however the attitude displayed on various occasions diffuses this dictum, instead depicts a low level of ... Full story

IEC asks electoral teams’ cooperation for acceleration of audit process

 KABUL: Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with directors and members of electoral commissions at the presidential palace the other day. At ... Full story

President Karzai accepts German new ambassador’s credentials

 KABUL: Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has accepted credentials of German’s new ambassador Marcos Potsel to Kabul in a ceremony. After ... Full story

New president coming soon: President Karzai

 KABUL: President Hamid Karzai in a meeting with a delegation of professors from the Sheikh Zahid University of Khost the other day said that the ... Full story

Delay in election results caused many problems to people, Qanooni

 KABUL: First Vice President, Mohammad Younus Qanooni in a meeting with US ambassador to Kabul James Cunningham stressed on necessity of accelerating the election audit ... Full story

Congratulatory messages

 KABUL: On behalf of Khadimul Haramain alSharifain Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, King of Saudi Arabia and the country’s replacement Salman bin Abdul Aziz, deputy of ... Full story

AGO orders NY Times reporter to leave Afghanistan within 24 hours

 KABUL: The Attorney General Office has ordered the reporter of the American newspaper “The New York Times” to leave Afghanistan within the next 24 hours, ... Full story

95th anniversary of Independence Day observed

 KABUL: The 95th anniversary of Independence Day was observed by the Council of Journalists in the international media hall of the ministry for information and ... Full story

Young generation education facilitates progress in Afghanistan: President Karzai

 In his biweekly radio speech, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai said, the Afghan people celebrated Asad-28 as the 95th anniversary of ... Full story

 UN concerned by harassment of New York Times reporter

 KABUL:The United Nations expresses its concern over the acts of intimidation against New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg.  “The attempts aimed at preventing a media representative ... Full story

FM meets German new ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Foreign Affairs Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani met with German new ambassador to Kabul Marcos Potsel here in Kabul. In the meeting, Foreign Affairs Minister welcomed ... Full story

Qanooni’s message on 17th martyrdom anniversary of Abdurrahim Ghaforzai

 KABUL: The First Vice-President, Mohammad Younus Qanooni in his message to mark the 17th martyrdom anniversary of Abdurrahim Ghaforzai the former Prime Minister of the ... Full story

Successful vote audit process helps security situation improve: Qanooni

KABUL: First Vice-President, Mohammad Younus Qanooni in a meeting with the UN special envoy for Afghanistan emphasized on speeding up of election process and pointed ... Full story

Nawaz decides to meet Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to meet with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, Federal Minister Saad Rafique said on Wednesday. Despite the language ... Full story

Gaza truce in tatters as violence resumes

A week-long truce in Gaza has collapsed in tatters with both sides blaming each other after Palestinian fighters launched rockets into Israel and Israel attacked ... Full story

Japan landslides leave many dead

  At least 18 people have been killed in Japan as landslides started by torrential rain hit the outskirts of the city of Hiroshima, including ... Full story

A glance at elections in Afghanistan & regional countries

During 2014, presidential and parliamentary elections were held in at least four countries of the region including Turkey, India, Iraq and Iran. The interesting point ... Full story

Implication of Pakistan’s political turmoil on situations in Afghanistan

Over the past few weeks, anti-government demonstrations have received new directions in the Pakistani capital Islamabad and it has forged fresh political challenges to a ... Full story

Balkh sees increase in Karakul pelt exports

Karakul sheep’s husbandry is popular in northeastern Mazar-e-Sharif province, where the people in the past, were used to produce special caps and fur coats as ... Full story

Situation of cave-dwellers in Bamyan

The sandstone cliffs of Afghanistan’s Bamyan province are most famous for the giant 6th century Buddha Statues carved out of the rock and destroyed by ... Full story

Prolongation of election crisis, source of concern for all strata’s of people

Prolongation of the election process and delay on its results’ announcement have faced  Afghanistan into an intricate situation that requires all Afghan people to join ... Full story

Coup can’t tackle electoral deadlock

Recently a New York Times story focused on what is said an interim government or coup could end electoral stalemate and help the nascent democracy ... Full story

President Karzai’s speech on the occasion of Afghanistan’s 95th Independence Day

KABUL: It is a matter of pleasure that today along with the nation, friends, government officials and presidential candidates I am celebrating the 95th anniversary ... Full story

President Karzai receives orphans

KABUL: President Hamid Karzai received a number of orphans supported by the aid agency – “Save Children” at the presidential palace the other day.  Headed ... Full story

President Karzai chairs CM meeting

KABUL: The Council of Ministers with President Hamid Karzai on the chair held meeting the other day. In the outset of the meeting, the 95th ... Full story

Presidential decree on prisoners’ relaxation, amnesty on the occasion of independence anniversary

According to the provision of item 18, article 64 of the constitution, on the occasion of Asad 28 (Aug 19) the 95th independence anniversary, I ... Full story

Formation of national unity government success of elections: Qanooni

KABUL: First vice president Mohammad Younus Qnooni met the ambassador of the United Kingdom in Kabul Richard Stage yesterday, quoting the presidential press office BNA ... Full story

Aimal Faizi congratulates 95th Independence Day

KABUL: Aimal Faizi, presidential spokesperson has congratulated the 95th anniversary of Independence Day to the people of Afghanistan on Tuesday. In his message the president said ... Full story

Pakistan resorts to militancy against Afghanistan: Official

Kabul: The spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Afghanistan detective findings suggest that Pakistan is paying money to make militia to disturb ... Full story

Print media in-charges hold meeting

KABUL: Presided by deputy information and culture minister for publication, a meeting was held for consistency between the in-charges of the printed media and promoting ... Full story

Dr. Raheen’s message on Simin Behbahani ‘s demise

KABUL: Minister of Information and Culture, Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen extended his sympathy over the demise of well-known modern poetess, the Bakhtar News Agency reported ... Full story

Well-known Farsi poetess, Simin Behbahani passes away

TEHRAN: Well-known, Farsi poetess Simin Behbahani passed away in Tehran, BBC reported Tuesday.  According to the Bakhtar News Agency quoting BBC, the reason behind her demise ... Full story

95th independence anniversary celebrated

KABUL: The 95th independence anniversary of Afghanistan was celebrated by leading body and employees of general department of Affairs Administration and Secretariat of the CM ... Full story

UNAMA congratulates Afghan people on independence day

KABUL:The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, Jلn Kubiڑ, congratulated the Afghan people on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of Afghanistan’s ... Full story

Congratulatory messages

KABUL: Addressing president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, vice presidents, speakers of both chambers of the national assembly, chief Justice, cabinet members ... Full story

Congratulatory messages

Addressing president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, congratulatory messages have arrived on behalf of President Mamnoon Hussain and prime minister of Pakistan ... Full story

Afghanistan Celebrates 95th Independence Day

On Tuesday August 19, Afghanistan celebrates the 95th anniversary of its Independence Day.

Afghanistan; 13 years of achievements, challenges

 While President Karzai’s tenure is ending in few weeks, Afghanistan’s last 13 years of achievements and challenges had been discussed in an Open Jirga (discussion) ... Full story

Domestic incomes reduced over 27 pc

 Once more the ministry of finance warns about reduction of government domestic incomes due to lingering election process. The ministry adds that during first half of ... Full story

IEC instigates reassessment of 6,000 ballot-boxes in consensus with candidates

 The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) on Saturday reported that the recounting of 6,000 ballot boxes have been launched which were recommended jointly by ... Full story

King Amanullah Khan; icon of liberty in Afghanistan’s bright history

 Our freedom loving country, Afghanistan has been the land of revolutions, uprisings, sacrifices and braveries against the colonialism, invasions and suppressions over the course of ... Full story

Afghans proud of their independence

August 19th is a day of national pride for Afghanistan: it’s the day when Afghans celebrate country’s Independence. This year, we mark 95th years of ... Full story

Pakistan finances militants against Afghans: NSC

  KABUL: National Security Council (NSC) with President Hamid Karzai on the chair held meeting at the Presidential Palace on Sunday. At the meeting, the remarks of ... Full story

Obama, Modi greet President Karzai on Afghanistan Independence Day

 KABUL: US President Barack Obama has greeted President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai on the country’s 95th Independence Day, the presidential palace ... Full story

Khalili stresses on people’s role in formation of government institutions

 KABUL: A number of influential, cultural figures and elders of Paktia met yesterday with Second Vice President, Mohammad Karim Khalili. At the meeting attended also by ... Full story

Journalists’ support fund’s members selected

 KABUL: Members of administrative panel for journalists support fund were selected in a session held under chairmanship of Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Sayed ... Full story

President Karzai deeply saddened by Badghis deadly road-crash

 KABUL: Hamid  Karzai, President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has deeply saddened by a fresh road crash took place in southeastern province of Badghis province, ... Full story

Donated ambulances tackle maternity challenges: Minister

 KABUL: Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Dr. Suraya Dalil thanked the Japanese contribution of forty ambulances to his ministry and said the donation would ... Full story

Dr. Raheen’s message on 95th anniversary of Afghanistan’s Independence Day

 KABUL: Dr. Raheen, Minister of Information and Culture in his message released on the eve of 95th anniversary of Afghanistan’s Independence Day congratulates the precious ... Full story

ANSF foiling enemy plots

KABUL: First Vice President, Mohammad Younus Qanooni in a meeting with Speaker of Parliament’s Lower House Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, representative of Kunduz people in parliament ... Full story

45pc of votes audited: Noor

 KABUL: Spokesman of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) Noor Mohammad Noor said Sunday that so far 45 percent of the votes cast in June 14 ... Full story

National Unity Committee holds meeting

 KABUL: The National Unity Committee held meeting yesterday.  At the meeting, according to BNA matters pertaining formation of national unity government was discussed and both sides ... Full story

MoI spurns SIGAR report on missing weapons

 KABUL: The Interior Ministry of Afghanistan has rejected the report of SIGAR or US auditing department on missing part of weapons provided by America to ... Full story

UN welcomes audit process improvements

 KABUL: The United Nations welcomes the updates and refinements made to the ongoing comprehensive audit of the results of Afghanistan’s Presidential run-off election.  “The objective of ... Full story

Hazrati appointed as Afghan councillor in Tajikistan

   KABUL: Ghulam Hassan Hazrati, General Director of Liberty Printing Press (LPP), is one of the supreme and experienced personalities of Press, Radio & Television. He ... Full story

President Karzai accepts Sri Lankan ambassador’s credentials

KABUL: Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan accepted credentials of Sri Lankan first ambassador to Kabul (Parsad Karia Wasam) in a ceremony ... Full story

‘We should make effort for preparation of Bamyan to such great occasion,’ Qanooni

KABUL: First Vice President Mohammad Younus Qanooni in a session held in Paghman hill related to opening work of a commission for coordination and celebration ... Full story

Enemies of Afghan people defeated strategically: Qanooni

KABUL: A joint security meeting led by first vice president Mohammad Younus Qanooni was held yesterday afternoon at Gul Khana Palace, quoting the presidential press ... Full story

Auditing of six thousands ballot boxes begins

KABUL: The recounting and special auditing of six thousands ballot boxes started yesterday morning by UN observers, reports BNA adding that these six thousand boxes ... Full story