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If US wants Afghanistan to be good friend, it should match its words with actions: President Karzai’s farewell speech

KABUL: President Hamid Karzai yesterday said that returning peace to Afghanistan needed an earnest cooperation from US and Pakistan, President Press Office said in a ... Full story

ISIL closes in on border town with Turkey

 Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have closed in on a key Kurdish town in Syria, right next to the border with Turkey, ... Full story

Hong Kong protesters remain on streets

 Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have turned parts of Hong Kong into a massive street party on Monday night, with the mood turning festive ... Full story

What message Taliban’s offensives on Ajristan & Sangeen districts convey

 Prior to April 5 presidential elections, the Taliban had warned to sabotage the process and will not allow anyone to cast votes in the historic ... Full story

Priorities of Afghanistan’s new government

 After more than six months of political disputes, exhaustive negotiations, and international mediation, Afghanistan witnessed a peaceful political transition of power during a ceremony, Dr. ... Full story

Increase on pistachio yields in Kunduz province

 Afghanistan is an agricultural country where majority of people associated with agriculture sector. Among the agricultural products, pistachio is one of the important yields which ... Full story

Stable Afghanistan means NATO stability

 The NATO General Secretary says that he is expecting the BSA to be signed between Afghanistan, US and NATO with new president of Afghanistan as ... Full story

Stable Afghanistan means NATO stability

 The NATO General Secretary says that he is expecting the BSA to be signed between Afghanistan, US and NATO with new president of Afghanistan as ... Full story

Glance at tragic lives of poor community in a society

 Afghanistan is an impoverished country where the poor community cop with enormous problems and most of these vulnerable peace constitute the deprive social segments such ... Full story

Glance at tragic lives of poor community in a society

 Afghanistan is an impoverished country where the poor community cop with enormous problems and most of these vulnerable peace constitute the deprive social segments such ... Full story

Afghans’ dream comes true

 Afghanistan’s new president was sworn in during a splendid oath-taking ceremony attended by tens of foreign leaders and diplomats as well as hundreds of the ... Full story

Dr. Ahmadzai meets foreign guests attended at oath taking ceremony

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai met separately yesterday evening with his Pakistani counterpart, Mamnoon Hussain, Indian vice president, ... Full story

Afghanistan would have made more progress if there were no foreign interference: Karzai

 KABUL: The former president Hamid Karzai said yesterday that Afghanistan would have made more progress than today if there were no foreign interventions. Addressing the swearing ... Full story

Indian vice president calls on Karzai

 KABUL: The Indian vice president Mohammad Hamid Ansari called on the former president, Hamid Karzai in his residence yesterday, BNA reported. In the meeting, the Indian ... Full story

Presidential decree on appointing special envoy on reforms and good governance

 KABUL: President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in a decree issued after taking oath as president of the country on Monday appointed Ahmad Zia Massoud the ... Full story

Dr. Raheen congratulates elected president over assuming office

 KABUL: Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen minister of 0information and culture, deputies of the ministry and chairman of BNA congratulated the elected president Dr. Ashraf Ghani ... Full story

Presidential decree on appointing Chief Executive, two deputies

 KABUL: President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in a decree issued after taking oath as president of the country on Monday appointed Dr. Abdullah Abdullah as ... Full story

President, Chief Executive congratulated

 KABUL: The leading boards of the ministries for higher education, commerce & industries, some government and private universities as well as social and cultural entities ... Full story

Pakistan, Afghanistan to jointly address challenges

 At a meeting held between Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain and the newly elected President of Afghanistan, Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in Kabul today, both ... Full story

Afghans congratulate new president

 KABUL: People from all walks of life have congratulated Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai over assuming office as new president of the country.  In messages sent by ... Full story

Suicide attack claims 7 lives in Kabul

 KABUL: A suicide bombing claimed the lives of seven persons and injured five others in Hawashinaci area of Kabul city yesterday. Quoting interior ministry spokesman Sediq ... Full story

Islamabad protests: PM must explain how he amassed riches, says Imran

 The protests by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers has entered its sixth week with an end to the impasse no ... Full story

Al-Qaeda-linked group warns US-led coalition

 A group linked to al-Qaeda has pledged retaliation over the ongoing air strikes in Syria as the US-led coalition widens its assault on ISIL targets ... Full story

Yemen's warring sides pledge to disarm

 Yemen's Houthi Shia rebels have signed a final part of a peace deal with the government, days after taking control of much of the capital ... Full story

Crime rates decline as electoral stalemate ends: MoI

 Officials of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) have reported that the crime rates and attacks of the surge groups have declined in the country after ... Full story

A glance on economic growth of Afghanistan after 2001

 Majority of witnesses believe that within recent 13years, Afghanistan had good economic growth opportunities. In the course of these years, this country had from nine to ... Full story

IS threat in Afghanistan shouldn’t be underestimated

 Iraq and Syria were the first countries, practically and potentially posed under serious threats from an unrecognized—but largely expanding control in many states and regions ... Full story

On advent of September 27th: World Tourism Day

 27th September coincides World Tourism Day. The day is marked in at least 150 countries of the world to enhance awareness among the vitality of ... Full story

Peaceful transition of power glad tiding for Afghans

 Afghanistan on Monday, will witness a splendid ceremony to be held for swear-in of the new president-elect of the country. The people of Afghanistan, who suffered ... Full story

President Karzai pays farewell meeting with foreign diplomats

 KABUL: The outgoing president Hamid Karzai held farewell meeting with foreign countries’ diplomats accredited in Kabul yesterday. In the meeting held in Arg, the outgoing president ... Full story

President Karzai approves death penalty to five Paghman convicts

 KABUL: Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has approved death penalty to five kidnappers and rapists of Paghman incident. According to directorate of ... Full story

Qanooni bids farewell

 KABUL: First Vice President Mohammad Younus Qanooni in a farewell ceremony attended by employees of first vice presidential office granted appreciation certificates of first and ... Full story

Govt officials servant of nation: Khalili

 KABUL: The leadership of the party for freedom movement and democracy and the Kabul-based council of Kunar tribes called on the second vice president Mohammad ... Full story

Khalili praises services of security brigade for safety of govt functionaries

 KABUL: The outgoing second vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili has praised the services of the brigade for providing security services the government functionaries and thanked ... Full story

Usmani meets his Turkmenistan counterpart

 KABUL: Foreign minister Zarar Ahmad Usmani who is attending the 69th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York held meeting with his counterpart ... Full story

FM meets Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister

 NEW YORK: Minister of Foreign Affairs Zarar Ahmad Usmani met Friday with Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Jawad Zarif in sideline of 69th UN ... Full story

House of People holds session

 KABUL: House of People or Wolisi Jirga while expressing concern over security condition in the country asked new Afghanistan-elect President and future government to make ... Full story

FM meets counterparts from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan at UN General Assembly sideline

 NEW YORK: Foreign minister Zarar Ahmad Usmani who is attending the 69th General Assembly session of the United Nations in New York held meeting with ... Full story

NUG to embrace all ethnics living in Afghanistan: Ahmadzai

 KABUL: President-elect Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in meeting with a number of elders from Turkmen tribes here in Arg said that no Afghan has priority ... Full story

Food items price reduced

With proclamation of the final result of presidential elections, the rates of some commodities especially the food items reduced. The picture shows central market in Kabul city that plenty of food items are available.

How President Karzai worked over past 13 years in office

 How president Karzai managed to run the country over the past thirteen years in office as president and what Afghanistan has achieved over the previous ... Full story

No cut to salaries of govt employees after 2014: MoF

 Following the controversies and speculations about emergence of a possible economic recession in the country, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) has reaffirmed commitments to ensure ... Full story

We hope BSA be signed between Kabul-Washington soon, US govt

 With the agreement of both presidential nominees on establishment of a national unity government, the US government says that its hopes the Bilaterals Security Agreement ... Full story

New government hopes to solve security problems

 Now that the election deadlock has been resolved by the two main presidential contenders with last Sunday’s signing of an agreement on the formation of ... Full story

Karzai, a noble leader during his tenure of office

 Peaceful transfer of power from one president-elect to another could be called one of the greatest accomplishments, Afghanistan had ever experienced since long in its ... Full story

Karzai says he will stay in Afghanistan, serve nation

 KABUL: In a farewell meeting with Afghan security officials, President Hamid Karzai said that he would stay in the country and serve Afghans. During the meeting ... Full story

President Karzai awards State Medal to Ibrahim Spinzada, Salangi

 KABUL: To appreciate tireless efforts of the officials, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday awarded high state medal of Ghazi Mohammad Akbar Khan to Gen. Muhammad ... Full story

President Karzai offers medal to Mujadidi

 KABUL: President Hamid Karzai on Thursday afternoon awarded Ghazi Amanullah Khan Medal to former president, Sibghatullah Mujadidi, for his efforts to bring peace and stability ... Full story

Karzai accepts credentials of Norwegian ambassador

 KABUL: President Hamid Karzai accepted the credentials of the new ambassador of Norway to Kabul on Wednesday. After receiving the credentials, President Karzai and the ambassador ... Full story

U.S ambassador calls on Khalili

 KABUL: US ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham called on the second vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili yesterday. In the meeting the ambassador besides stressing for ... Full story

NUG, the best conclusion of election process: Qanooni

 KABUL: The first vice president Mohammad Younus Qanooni in meeting with US ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham here yesterday noted that formation of National Unity ... Full story

Opening ceremony of Bamyan as SAARC cultural capital would be held in April 2015

 KABUL: The third conference of the culture ministers of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) with Indian minister for culture Shri Shripad Yesso Naik ... Full story

FM attends 69th UN general assembly

 NEW YORK: Minister of Foreign Affairs Zarar Ahmad Usmani leading a delegation of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan left Monday for New York to participate ... Full story

Dr. Raheen’s message to participants of praying ceremony for recovery of Mujahid Kakar

 KABUL: Message of Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen to participants attending a praying ceremony held yesterday for recovery of Mujahid Kakar. The ... Full story

Dr. Raheen meets his Indian counterpart

 KABUL: Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen at the sideline of the third conference of ministers of the SAARC held meeting with ... Full story

Last meeting of NDMA with Khalili on chair holds meeting

 KABUL: The last meeting of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) with second vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili on the chair held meeting yesterday, BNA reported. At ... Full story

IEC grants presidential credentials to Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as elected president

 KABUL: Afghanistan-elected President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai upon receiving presidential credential by Independent Election Commission thanked the people and stressed that confidence environment would be ... Full story

Senate praises government media outlets

 KABUL: The senate in its session yesterday lauded the services of the government media outlets including newspapers, Liberty Printing Press and national museum by conferring ... Full story

3rd session of SAARC’s culture deputy ministers held

 KABUL: 3rd session of SAARC’s culture deputy ministers was held Thursday in New Delhi. Representing Afghanistan, Deputy Minister of Information and Culture for cultural affairs Sayed ... Full story

Mausoleums of Prof. Abdul Ahmad Javed, Abdul Hai Habibi to be constructed

 KABUL: Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has issued an order related to construction of mausoleums of the deceased Professor Abdul Hai ... Full story

NUG formed for prosperity of Afghanistan people, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Leader of Reforms and Convergence Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a gathering held on Thursday clarified that national unity government in has been formed for ... Full story

Expired medicines

Deep in thought, I wonder how the Ministry of Public Health claims, it had cleared the Kabul city of expired medicines and prevented their imports, while everyday date-expired pills are sold along the streets and sidewalks in the downtown, Pul-e-Khishti area.

FC raids house of Shahzain Bugti, seizes ammunition

 QUETTA: Security forces on Wednesday raided the house of Jamhoori Watan Party’s provincial chief Shahzain Bugti in Quetta, Express News reported. Shahzain Bugti is the grandson of late Baloch nationalist ... Full story

Bin Laden's son-in-law sentenced to life in US prison

 NEW YORK: Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on ... Full story

Bin Laden's son-in-law sentenced to life in US prison

 NEW YORK: Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on ... Full story

NUG must have accurate distinction in strategic priorities

 The political agreement finally put an end to the electoral impasse after the candidates agreed on the formation of national unity government and signed an ... Full story

SAARC promoting regional cooperation

 The 21st century has witnessed the emerging of many states as regional powers through Regional Organizations, Cooperation, Associations and Unions in Asia. The South Asian ... Full story

Afghan carpet wins first position in China exhibition

 The Afghan carpet industry has received major reputation in the international markets over the recent years. According to the officials of Ministry of Commerce & ... Full story

Marriage in Kandahar

 There are various types of marriages and weddings across all 34 provinces of the country, with The Kabul Times conducting an interview with a Kandahari ... Full story

Bamyan airline flights started

 Second airline flights by landing an aircraft named “CRG” related to Afghan Jet Airline have been started in Bamyan province. The testing flight has taken place ... Full story

Promotion of Afghan peace process needs neighbor’s honest cooperation

 The week of peace is celebrated in Afghanistan in a time that despite efforts made during recent 13 years, so far, our people didn’t access ... Full story

President Karzai should get applause for his leadership traits

 The outgoing President, Hamid Karzai, has led the Afghan nation for 13 years. He’s been the dominant political figure in Afghanistan, since the removal of ... Full story

Putin congratulates Dr. Ashraf Ghani as Afghan President-Elect

 KABUL: On behalf of Russian President a congratulatory message has been delivered to Afghanistan’s President-elect Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on the occasion of his selection ... Full story

Kajab elders call on Khalili

 KABUL: A delegation of elders from Kajab area of Behsoud district, Wardak province called on Second Vice President, Mohammad Karim Khalili and briefed him about ... Full story

MoIC employees receive assistance

 KABUL: Dunya University with cooperation of Afghanistan handicraft development center provided yesterday clothes to a number of employees of the Ministry of Information and Culture. In ... Full story

Muslimyar praises commander of parliament security unit

 KABUL: Chairman Senate, Fazel Hadi Muslimyar praised the performances of Mohammad Arif the commander of security unit of the parliament over his good performances, here ... Full story

Muslimyar praises commander of parliament security unit

 KABUL: Chairman Senate, Fazel Hadi Muslimyar praised the performances of Mohammad Arif the commander of security unit of the parliament over his good performances, here ... Full story

EU pledges €90.5 million for Afghanistan rural development

 KABUL: The European Union has pledged €90.5 million in aid for rural development projects in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. Finance minister, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal said the ... Full story

Liberty Printing Press Director Introduced

 KABUL: Based on suggestion of MoIC and approval of the Presidential Office, Jalal Noorani has been appointed as General Director of Liberty Printing Press. While introducing ... Full story

Commission for preparation of presidential inauguration holds meeting

 KABUL: The commission for preparation of the presidential inauguration with Dr. Sadiq Mudabir the head of affairs’ administration on the chair held meeting at the ... Full story

Taliban shadow district chief shot dead in Herat

 A senior Taliban leader was shot dead along with three other Taliban fighters by unknown gunmen in western Herat province of Afghanistan. According to local security ... Full story

Training workshop on gender justice, challenges ends

 KABUL: Training workshop on gender justice and challenges held at the Ministry of Women Affairs ended yesterday. In yesterday’s workshop, role of directorates of gender in ... Full story

4 killed in Peshawar suicide blast

 PESHAWAR: At least four people were killed and 18 others sustained injuries in a bomb attack on Frontier Corps (FC) convoy near Peshawar Press Club early ... Full story

US and allies strike ISIL targets in Syria

 The United States has said it and its allies have begun bombing positions held by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant in Syria, the first ... Full story

Gunmen kill soldier in Lebanon’s Tripoli

 Gunfire killed a soldier on Tuesday in Lebanon’s main northern city of Tripoli, where clashes often break out between Sunni Muslim gunmen and troops, the ... Full story

French PM vows ‘no negotiation’ with Algeria hostage-takers

 France’s prime minister Tuesday vowed there would be “no discussion, no negotiation” with an Algerian group linked to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ... Full story

First caricature exhibition held in Kabul

 In a joint cooperation with the “Goethe Institute” or German Cultural Center, the first caricature exhibition held in Kabul with the participation of some prominent ... Full story

Bulgaria betakes $42.4m loan for Afghanistan

 Bulgaria will not ask Afghanistan for paying up to $42.4 million of its total $50.6 million loan for Afghanistan to be paid between 1970 and ... Full story

NUG; the biggest achievement for Afghan nation, int’l community

 The Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) on Sunday declared Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the elected president of Afghanistan hours after the two candidates ... Full story

International community hails national unity government deal

 The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday announced the final results of presidential elections. An election which is considered one of the lengthiest elections in ... Full story

National unity government saves Afghanistan from sliding into chaos

 Finally, Afghanistan gets a new president declared and the political uncertainty is over which was unleashed by a simmering deadlock caused by the June presidential ... Full story

Oath taking ceremony to be held next Monday: CM

 KABUL:  The outgoing President Hamid Karzai for the last time presided over the meeting of Council of Ministers in Arg yesterday. At the outset of the ... Full story

NDMA officials meets Khalili

 KABUL: Officials with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) called on Mohammad Karim Khalili the second vice president yesterday. In the meeting, the deputy to the ... Full story

Dunya University delegation calls on Khalili

 KABUL: A delegation of Dunya University headed by its rector called on second vice president Mohammad Karim Khalili yesterday. Briefing the university’s problems, Dr. Mohammad Jawed ... Full story

President Karzai meets electoral commissions’ chairmen, members

 KABUL: President Hamid Karzai met the chairmen of electoral commissions and members in Arg yesterday. At the meeting, the chiefs of independent election commission and the ... Full story

Election has further strengthened national unity: Dr. Ashraf Ghani

 KABUL: Speaking at a press conference on Monday evening, President-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, praised people's patience throughout the prolonged election process, stating that the process ... Full story

Washington hopes to ink BSA with Afghanistan soon

 KABUL:  The US government is hopeful to ink the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with Afghanistan in its earliest.  The hope for early inking BSA has ... Full story

Afghanistan to refer Pakistan’s intervention to UN General Assembly: Mustaghni

 KABUL: Shekib Mustaghni the spokesman for foreign ministry said yesterday that Afghanistan would refer the interferences of Pakistan into Afghanistan affairs to the 69th General ... Full story

Presidential inauguration due on Sept. 29: Mudabir

 KABUL: Dr. Sadiq Mudabir the chief of administrative affairs and secretary of Ministers’ Council secretariat said yesterday that the oath taking ceremony of the new ... Full story

3,000 families receive S. Arabia aid

 KABUL: The humanitarian assistance provided by Saudi Arabia has been distributed among 3,000 families in Herat province, BNA reported. Distributed in coordination with the ministry for ... Full story

Training workshop held on gender

 KABUL: The ministry for women affairs in efforts to promote gender equality opened a two-day workshop yesterday. In her remarks, engineer Nafisa Azimi the chairperson of ... Full story

Kerry raises ISIS threat with Iranian counterpart

 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry raised  the threat of Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria directly with his Iranian counterpart in high-level talks in ... Full story

Yemen rivals sign peace agreement

 A UN-brokered peace deal between Houthi rebels and Yemen's government has been signed while the Houthis have taken control of government buildings and a state ... Full story

U.S. too late on Syria, ex-Pentagon chief warns

 The rise of the brutal Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group can partly be blamed on President Barack Obama's failure to arm moderate ... Full story

Skill of writing an editorial

 Definitely, it would be a matter of honor and great privilege if you are asked to write an editorial for a newspaper or magazine. Your ... Full story

On the advent of September 21 “International Peace Day”: Peace; an everlasting aspiration of human society

 The 30th Sunbola coincides 21st September “International Peace Day”. The day is observed all over the world to enhance cooperation among the countries to work ... Full story

ANSF foil 5,000 attacks in five months: MoD

 According to the security officials, over the past five months, the surge groups and Taliban plotted 5,000 attacks on the southwestern provinces but the security ... Full story

Peace; fundamental demand of Afghans

 Having a prosperous life and an environment sans any headache is one of the aspirations of human-beings since the very days of their life across ... Full story

Mes Aynak; Kushanid splendorous city

 Located in central Logar province, with 2,540 km southeast of Kabul, Mes Aynak is a site located in a barren region, where it contains Afghanistan’s ... Full story

Turkmenistan hosts International Conference on transport cooperation

 Development of transport has now become a serious factor of geopolitics, powerful integration resource that can provide greater economic and political preferences for states and ... Full story

National unity government, no losers, only partners

 As expected, the presidential candidates on Sunday signed a long-awaited deal on forming a national unity government, ending several weeks of intense negotiations and uncertainty. The ... Full story

Computer

Using computer has become a usual business of youths in some big cities of Afghanistan, particularly in the capital Kabul.

Candidates sign national unity government deal

 KABUL: Presidential candidates Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah signed yesterday agreement on national unity government.  In a ceremony held at the presidential palace ... Full story

President Karzai chairs NSC meeting

 KABUL: The National Security Council (NSC) with President Hamid Karzai on the chair held meeting at the Presidential Palace yesterday and discussed the country’s general ... Full story

President Karzai confers high state medals to Kashaf, Abdali

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai conferred high state medals in a ceremony to Chief of Afghanistan Nationwide Ulema Council Mawlavi ... Full story

Afghan-Bulgarian Finance Ministers sign an agreement on settling Afghanistan government debt in Sofia

 KABUL: Afghan Minister of Finance H.E. Dr. Omar Zakhilwal and Bulgarian counterpart, H.E. Rumen Porodzanov signed an Agreement for settling the Afghanistan government debt in ... Full story

2,700 households receive Saudi Kingdom aids

 KABUL: Up to 2,700 households have received aids provided by the Saudi Arabia Kingdom in northern province of Balkh, where the ministry of repatriates and ... Full story

Convening commission for new president inauguration holds session

 KABUL: High convening commission for new president inauguration held its session at presidential palace under the chairmanship of Saddiq Mudabir, head of the commission and ... Full story

Inauguration of airport, community roads to help ease traffic in Kabul City

 KABUL: Two key roads were inaugurated at a ceremony last week to combat increasing traffic congestion in Kabul , which serves 200 times the number ... Full story

Presidential Palace welcomes elections end

 KABUL: Presidential Palace has welcomed the end of the election process and the agreement reached by the candidates over formation of national unity government, a ... Full story

UN welcomes signing of national unity government deal

 KABUL: The United Nations welcomes the agreement signed today by the two presidential candidates, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, to establish a ... Full story

IEC declares Dr. Ahmadzai as new president

KABUL: The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday announced Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as new president of Afghanistan. ... Full story

Golf, a royal sport but now at service of all

 Once upon a time the royal families were playing Golf in Afghanistan but now, this royal sport is at the service of all. In these days, ... Full story

“Buts & Ifs” behind complete drawdown of foreign troops from Afghanistan

  The complete withdrawal of the foreign forces constitutes one of the major concerns of the people of Afghanistan. Because the complete drawdown of the ... Full story

Inverse & Proportionate Political Relations

 Last week the Indian minister of external affairs Sushma Sawraj hoisted Afghanistan’s largest flag on Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Hill as a symbol of friendship ... Full story

Afghanistan’s policy toward Pakistan over past 13 years

 Pakistan has been a problematic neighbor to Afghanistan and over the past thirteen years, Pakistan has been accused of harboring international terrorism and militancy into ... Full story

NUG the only political dispute solution in Afghanistan

 Only national unity government (NUG) can only be a solution to the recently rising political dispute as electoral stalemate is getting dragging on.  Presidential election was ... Full story

Al-Qaeda facing naught in Afghanistan as two more members killed

 Two al-Qaeda commanders are reported to have been killed in a US airstrike in the eastern Afghan province of Paktika. The deaths of the jihadist ... Full story

People elated as candidates getting closer

 People are delighted for what happened in recent days—optimism from both presidential candidates, after some religious scholars and Jehadi leaders met them at the presidential ... Full story

Ustad Rabbani was a peace loving man: President Karzai

 KABUL: President Hamid Karzai attended the third martyrdom anniversary of Ustad Burhanuddin Rabbani the late chairman of High Peace Council here on Saturday and described ... Full story

Presidential candidates report progress in talks on NUG

 KABUL: The meeting of the Jihadi leaders and heads of three government forces with presidential candidates, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was ... Full story

President Karzai meets Russian ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a farewell meeting with Russian ambassador to Kabul praised the ambassador to Kabul for ... Full story

US should seek an environment of common understanding with other countries on Afghanistan situation, Karzai

 KABUL: President Hamid Karzai met with the United States Special Envoy to Afghanistan Daniel Feldman and US ambassador to Kabul, James Cunningham, the other day, ... Full story

Efforts underway for agreements, ending election disputes, Qanooni

 KABUL: First Vice President, Mohammad Younus Qanooni met Wednesday with German new ambassador to Kabul here in Kabul. In the meeting, First Vice President considered Germany ... Full story

Qanooni lays wreath on Ustad Rabbani mausoleum

 KABUL: The first vice president Mohammad Yunus Qanooni placed wreath on the tomb of late president and chairman of High Peace Council Ustad Burhanudin Rabbani ... Full story

Draft approved for poets, writers’ financial support fund

 KABUL: Draft for poets and writers’ financial support fund was approved in a session held Wednesday under the chairmanship of Minister of Information and Culture ... Full story

Khawja Sheikh Sadudin Ansari’s Mosque inaugurated after renovation

 KABUL: The Mosque of Khawja Shaikh Sadudin Ansari’s Shrine after renovation at a cost of 10 million Afghanis funded by the ministry for information and ... Full story

Govt. treasury is empty: Mark Down

 KABUL: The deputy to UNAMA, Mark Down has expressed concern that government’s treasury is empty and the government is facing coffer.  Expressing concern over the treasury ... Full story

Presidential elections results to be announced today: Noor

 KABUL: Spokesman for independent election commission (IEC) Noor Mohammad Noor has said that the results of the presidential elections to be announced on Sunday. In talks ... Full story

MoIC declaration

 KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture has asked officials of all social networks to avoid publication of statements and comments harmful to national unity and ... Full story

Convening commission for new president inauguration holds session

 KABUL: High convening commission for new president inauguration held Wednesday a session for preparing to new government inauguration ceremony. The session was held at presidential palace ... Full story

Security council discusses political situation in Afghanistan

 KABUL: The toll of Afghanistan’s ongoing political impasse and the need for the formation of a government of national unity were among the main topics ... Full story

Assad urges end to funding of armed groups in Syria, Iraq

 Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said Tuesday that any campaign against “terrorism” must start with pressure on countries that support armed groups in Syria and Iraq. “The ... Full story

U.N. brokers agreement to start Gaza rebuilding

 The United Nations has brokered an agreement to enable the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, entrusting the lead role to the Palestinian Authority, the Associated ... Full story

US could deploy ground forces in ISIL fight

 American ground troops could be deployed against Islamic State and the Levante (ISIL) fighters in Iraq, according to the most senior US military officer. General Martin ... Full story

National development strategy fails to reduce poverty

 Afghanistan with its 5 year national development strategy, the term of which ended last year, failed to reduce poverty and develop economy in the country, ... Full story

Indo-Afghan friendship, a pattern for others

 Recently, Indian Minister for External Affairs, Ms. Soshma Swaraj had a friendly visit from Afghanistan. During this visit, she attended at the ceremony held for hoisting ... Full story

Baluch traditions in Afghanistan

 Afghanistan’s Baluch tribes are heavily engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry, to secure their live via this trend and are with various costume and traditions ... Full story

Excavating ditch along Durand Line; clear violation of Afghanistan’s territorial integrity

 The Pakistani government in defiance of the international laws has started digging of a 480 meters long ditch alongside Afghanistan-Pakistan border in Baluchistan province, claiming ... Full story

Afghanistan not battlefield for Punjabi Taliban

 Last week, Pakistan based Punjabi Taliban announced to enhance terrorist activities inside Afghanistan and the group intends to halt armed struggles inside Pakistan.  This is not ... Full story

2,000 newly recruits join national army: MoD

 The Ministry of National Defense (MoD) has reported that at least 2,000 newly recruits after pursuing necessary military and professional training in National Military Academy ... Full story

Pakistan’s trenches along Durand Line

 Digging trenches along Durand Line is not the only matter of concerns for our people and government, but also the recent declaration of Jihad in ... Full story

Begging

What the baby girl learn of her mother begging each day alongside the side-walks. She will assume begging is a profession, even if there were other works beneficent.

Audio file related to Khalili proved as fake

 KABUL: Audio file released previously by Reforms and Convergence Team related to Second Vice President, Mohammad Karim Khalili has been proved as fake. Representing Second ... Full story

Enemies’ designs defeated: General Mohammadi

 KABUL: Defense Minister, General Bismillah Mohammadi said Tuesday that all the plans of the enemies had been foiled and defeated. Addressing the senate, he said that ... Full story

Certificates distributed to those pass Foreign Ministry entry test

 KABUL: Foreign Minister, Zarar Ahmad Usmani in the company of minister for higher education, Dr. Obaidullah Obaid on Tuesday distributed certificates to those who passed ... Full story

Kabul suicide attack leaves 3 ISAF soldiers dead

 KABUL: “We can confirm three ISAF members died as a result of an enemy attack in Kabul today. Currently, Afghan officials and ISAF are reviewing ... Full story

House of People appreciates Passport Chief

 KABUL: House of People speaker, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi appreciated the hard work of Passport Managing Chief for the ministry of interior, Brig. General Sayed Omar ... Full story

MoFA preparing for new president inauguration ceremony

 KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs says MoFA will deliver invitation letters to friend countries of the world in case of declaration of the presidential election ... Full story

Both presidential candidates’ meetings continue

 KABUL: Both presidential candidates are talking on the alternative of discussions to put an end to the electoral disputes, both teams spokesmen said Tuesday. Speaking ... Full story

National Cricket Team Heads to South Korea for Asian Olympics

 KABUL : The Afghanistan-A cricket team on Tuesday left for South Korea to take part in the Asian Olympic Games beginning on Friday in the ... Full story

National Cricket Team Heads to South Korea for Asian Olympics

 KABUL : The Afghanistan-A cricket team on Tuesday left for South Korea to take part in the Asian Olympic Games beginning on Friday in the ... Full story

US begins expanded campaign against ISIL

US jets have bombed ISIL fighters south of Baghdad who had attacked Iraqi soldiers, in the first expansion of the campaign against the armed group. ... Full story

Ukraine, EU to sign association agreement

Ukraine is set to approve an association agreement with the European Union, while Kiev plans to offer limited self-rule to parts of the country’s volatile ... Full story

UN peacekeepers take over CAR mission

The United Nations has formally taken over a regional African peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, nine months after sectarian violence erupted which left ... Full story

Foreign soldiers killed in Kabul attack

A Taliban suicide bombing has killed at least three foreign soldiers and wounded five others near the US embassy in Kabul, according to police sources ... Full story

Election prolongation has stopped 50 road construction projects, MoPW

Confusion of the time of announcing of election result and increase of security problems has caused suspending of over 50 read building projects, said the ... Full story

In Open Jirga: Police should be apolitical

In an open dialogue (usually called Jirga-e-Azad), police works and accomplishments over the last 13 years had been discussed within an answer and question process ... Full story

US military facilities not to be demolished

The US military forces agreed that they not to demolish their military facilities in Afghanistan. Based on Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between national security council ... Full story

Poverty, job recession, two main factors of child employment in Afghanistan

Overwhelming poverty rate and job recessions constitute two main factors of child labor in Afghanistan. It is quite significant to mention that economic and financial ... Full story

On the occasion of Martyr’s Week: Ahmad Shah Massoud

Part IV Under such situation, a meeting of Panjshir elders was held in “Radio Room”. Ahmad Shah Massoud, Fahim Khan, Dr. Abdullah, Maulana Munir, Abdul Hafiz ... Full story

Afghanistan; graveyard of aggressors

Pakistan’s Panjabi Taliban have declared for the second time in the past few days that they would continue their fighting in Afghanistan and work for peace in ... Full story

Afghanistan demands SAARC, SCO to fight decisively against terrorism, extremism: CM

KABUL: The periodical meeting of Council of Ministers (CM) with President Hamid Karzai on the chair held in Arg yesterday. At the outset, president Karzai briefed ... Full story

President Karzai meets presidential candidates

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

Russian ambassador calls on Khalili

KABUL:  Russian Federation ambassador to Afghanistan paid farewell call with second vice president Mohammad Karim khalili yesterday, BNA reported. The ambassador during the meeting said he ... Full story

Art High Council holds session

KABUL: Art High Council held session yesterday under the chairmanship of Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen for finalizing the council’s procedure. ... Full story

Appellate court sentenced 5 members of Paghman gang rapists to death

KABUL: The appellate court of Kabul in open trial held yesterday sentenced capital punishment five members of Paghman gang rapists who were involved in assaulting ... Full story

Retired army general Eng. Tokha dies

KABUL: Retired army general Eng. Amir Mohammad Tokha has passed away in Mazar-e-Sharif at the age of 86 due to a disease he was suffering. According ... Full story

Congratulatory message

KABUL: On behalf of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Zarar Ahmad Osmani, the following congratulatory message has been sent to ... Full story

Kidnappers’ ring leader Rais Khudaidad arrested

KABUL: The spokesman for National Directorate for Security (NDS) has reported about capturing notorious ring leader of kidnapers Khudaidad alias Rais Khudaidad. Addressing a press ... Full story

Foreign Ministry summons Pakistan embassy Charge d’Affaires

KABUL: Foreign Affairs Ministry summoned Sayed Moazam Shah the Charge d’Affaires of Pakistan embassy to Kabul yesterday and serious concerns of the Islamic Republic of ... Full story

Two officers of directorate for protection of VIPs promoted

 KABUL: Based on suggestion of second vice presidential office and approval of presidential office, two officers of directorate for security and protection of government VIPs ... Full story

State medals, awards conferred

 KABUL: Based on separate decrees of presidential office on the occasion of 95th anniversary of the country’s Independence Day and respect to considerable services to ... Full story

Session held between people friendly police, Kabul local representatives

 KABUL: A consultative session was held between representatives of Kabul people and people friendly police in Intercontinental Hotel here in Kabul yesterday. In the session, first ... Full story

SCO reaffirms commitments to peace & security in Afghanistan

 The Shanghai Cooperation Organization held its 14th annual summit on Friday 12 September in Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan, as it was attended by six permanent ... Full story

Why extremism expanded in the region?

 Why the extremism and fundamentalism expanded in the region and why these two horrible phenomena are considered as great threats? Overall, extremism ideologies have long history ... Full story