President Ghani chairs NSC meeting

 KABUL: The National Security Council (NSC) with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held meeting yesterday, BNA reported. In the outset of the meeting, the ... Full story

President Ghani meets Herat fact-finding delegation

 KABUL:  President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Matin Big the acting director of local governance body and the fact finding delegation that visited Herat recently. In the ... Full story

New appointments

KABUL: Based on proposal of chief executive first deputy office and order of Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the following 11 advisors have been appointed ... Full story

Obaidullah Kandahari laid to rest

KANDAHAR: Popular singer Shahid Obaidullah Kandahari was laid to rest in his ancestral cemetery amid thousands of mourners here yesterday. Attended among others by chief of ... Full story

Protests turn to violent in Kabul

KABUL: A number of residents of Kabul’s Dehsabz and Hodkhil areas demonstrated yesterday in protest of publication the Prophet of Islam’s caricatures in a French ... Full story

PCs deserve right to monitor local governments: Ezedyar

KABUL: Mohammad Alam Ezedyar the first deputy to senate and second deputy to the house Mohammad Asif Sediqi in meeting with the members of provincial ... Full story

National cricket team arrives in Australia

KABUL: Afghanistan national cricket team upon arriving in Australia received by the Australian foreign minister and chairman of the country’s cricket federation. Afghanistan national cricket team ... Full story

Civil society organizations drum up support for ANSF

 KABUL: A number of civil society organizations yesterday declared their support from Afghan national security forces (ANSF) for independently defending the country. In a gathering held ... Full story

NSP completes nine sub-projects in Sarepul

 With a cost of  more than 15,736,193 Afs including 10% community contribution - nine infrastructure projects of the National Solidarity Programme of the Ministry of ... Full story

ANA undertakes independent defense

 In the last fourteen years, fortunately the ANSF capabilities have considerably increased with the cooperation of NATO forces and ANA, ANP, NDs forces who bear ... Full story

Ensuring peace in Afghanistan culminates peace, stability in region, world

  Despite of the thirteen years efforts of the Afghan government for ensuring peace and stability and talks with armed insurgents, our people have not ... Full story

Approval of new marriage law prevents huge expenses

 While wedding parties are still one of the most controversial issues in Afghan society, the lower house approved a new marriage law based on which ... Full story

Good governance; crucial for a developed Afghanistan

 Lack of good governance is considered to be one of the major challenges Afghanistan confronts in the early 21st century. In addition to other major ... Full story

Asian Cup: Australia wins first title with 2-1 extra-time win over South Korea

Australia won its first ever Asian Cup title with a nervy and dramatic 2-1 extra-time win over South Korea at Stadium Australia in Sydney. ... Full story

Hagel: U.S. may need ground troops in Iraq

 Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an interview the United States might eventually need to send non-combat ground troops to Iraq to help turn ... Full story

Decades of devastating wars

Decades of devastating wars caused poverty in the country that forced even old female to leave her home for begging.

Secretary General’s Annual Report: Alliance adapts to changed security environment

 The year 2014 was a ‘black year’ for European security but NATO has been able to respond to the changing environment, NATO Secretary General Jens ... Full story

Stability key to Afghanistan’s development: OIC

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in separate meetings with Ayad Amin Madani the president of Organization of Islamic Countries ... Full story

President Ghani, CE Abdullah meet ANCB members

 KABUL: The president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met the leading board and members of the national cricket board (NCB) here ... Full story

Afghan-Pak joint delegation of Chambers of Commerce & Industries stress to boost trade ties

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with a joint delegation of the Chambers of Commerce & Industries of Afghanistan and Pakistan headed by Khan Jan ... Full story

Senate delegation calls on president

 KABUL: A delegation of senators headed by senate chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar called on President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani here in Arg the other day. Thanking the ... Full story

CE calls on NATO General Commander

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with NATO General Commander, Gen. John Campbell. In the meeting, NATO general ... Full story

House approves 1394 national fiscal budget

 KABUL: National fiscal budget’s draft for year 1394 was unanimously approved by Lower House of parliament. The budget had been rejected before by lawmakers due ... Full story

Kabul PC expresses problems to vice president

 KABUL: A number of members of provincial council of Kabul yesterday in a meeting with Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh enumerated a range of problems ... Full story

Salahuddin Rabbani receives Pakistan ambassador

 KABUL: Syed Abrar Hussain, Ambassador of Pakistan to Islamic Republic of Afghanistan called on Salahuddin Rabbani, the new Afghan Foreign Minister to congratulate him on ... Full story

President Ghani saddened over casualties caused by traffic accident

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has saddened over casualties caused by traffic incident on Kabul-Kandahar highway in Kakaran area ... Full story

MoIC should chair commission for addressing media violations, parliament

 KABUL: Lower House of parliament unanimously approved that head of a commission for addressing media violations should be minister of information and culture (MoIC). After ... Full story

Factors behind embezzlement should be searched, eradicated

 Few times back, based on the verdict of the president, few number of incharges in Farah province including acting governor of the province dismissed from ... Full story

ANSF fully ready for security of entire country

 The wall street journal has recently published an article that first vice president General Abdurasheed Dostom plans to organize a force in northern provinces to ... Full story

Logar ancient, historical sites need urgent attention

 Locating 65 km south of capital Kabul, Logar is one of the ancient historical provinces with seven administrative units (districts) with the provincial capital of ... Full story

Historical sites of Afghanistan: Khosh-Tepa

 Khosh-Tepa was discovered and recognized in 1966 (1348). Geographically, Khosh-Tepa located on 36p 13’ northern latitude and 48p 68’ eastern longitude east of Baghlan Sai ... Full story

Lawmakers winnow cabinet picks

 After months of political deadlock in the country, leaders of the National Unity Government (NUG) introduced the cabinet picks to parliament for confidence votes. Out of ... Full story

President Ghani hails parliament for 8 designate-ministers, NDS Chief approval

Office of the president in a press release has stated that Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan thanked Wolesi Jirga ( ... Full story

8 ministers-designate, NDS chief win trust vote

The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday approved National Unity Government’s picks for eight cabinet slots and the chief of National Directorate for Security (NDS). Out of 243 ... Full story

Both children and planted saplings...

Both children and planted saplings should be taken care, as they both may harm each other when a small tree was used as a toy.

Peaceful co-existance of alives, deads

 Those who lived in rural areas or villages or those who have gone to rural villages from big ties, know that rural inhabitants or villagers ... Full story

President should consider women’s cabinet political partnership: Activists

 Allocation of three seats in the NUG cabinet to women has roused reactions of a number of civil society and women rights activities, as they ... Full story

Harsh cold, tough tent dwellers’ life

 The cold weather has deteriorated the life of IDPs living under tents. Most of them have fled war and taken refugee to Kabul, where they ... Full story

Kabul without city-buses, stations concern citizens

 A number of Kabul citizens in negotiation with The Kabul Times complained about lack of city-buses and added that within recent thirteen years, the government ... Full story

Implementation of meritocracy NUG’s success key

 Talking in senators’ introduction ceremony which was held on Jun. 10, 2015 in upper house of the parliament’s hall, President of the National Unity Government ... Full story

Landmines kill more children, Afghanistan worst: Study shows

 Safiullah, 14, would have been at class 7 of school if he hadn’t stepped on a landmine in Maidan Shahr, provincial capital of eastern Wardak ... Full story

ABP officials in Pakistan to discuss security issues

 A delegation of high ranking officials of Afghanistan’s border police are in Pakistan for a 5-day visit to meet their counterparts and further discuss border ... Full story

President Ghani meets IEC officials

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Independent Election Commission (IEC) chairman Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani and members of the body here at the Presidential Palace yesterday. On ... Full story

Sciences Academy to be organizer of scientific activities: Danesh

 KABUL: The Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh has said that the Sciences Academy should be organizer of scientific activities and the source of knowledge for ... Full story

Hassanzada stresses for getting awareness on mine dangers

 KABUL: Deputy information and culture minister on publications, Simin Hassanzada on Tuesday emphasized on giving awareness to the citizens on the danger of mines and ... Full story

Deputy foreign minister calls on Iranian ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Political Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs met yesterday with Iranian ambassador to Kabul Mohammad Reza Bahrami. In the meeting, Khalil Karzai while ... Full story

Praying ceremony for Dr. Ludin, Gen. Khozhman held

 KABUL: The praying ceremony was held for late Dr. Azizullah Ludin, former head of anti-corruption office and General Amanullah Khozhman a Jihadi leader in Shir ... Full story

CE expresses sympathy with Crown Prince Muqrin

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has expressed sympathy with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Muqrin Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud over the demise of King Abdullah. In ... Full story

Zia Massoud meets IARCSC staff

 KABUL: Special Envoy on Reforms and Good Governance to President Ahmad Zia Massoud met yesterday with leadership board and employees of Independent Administrative Reforms and ... Full story

Reforms on electoral bodies underway, Muhaqiq

 KABUL: Members of the leadership board of Afghanistan civil society organizations’ network for consolidation of elections process in a meeting with chief executive second deputy, ... Full story

NATO to continue supporting Afghanistan: Gen. Simonth

 KABUL: The deputy commander of NATO-led RS forces in Afghanistan Gen. Simonth in meeting with leadership board of Zafar Corps in Herat city yesterday assured ... Full story

Nominee ministers of information & culture, justice introduced

 KABUL: The nominee ministers of foreign affairs and interior presented their programs to the House of People yesterday, BNA reported. Salahuddin Rabbani and Noorul Haq Ulomi ... Full story

Facebook, Tinder and Instagram all down

Every commuter’s nightmare came true today, as Facebook, Instagram and the dating app Tinder all went down at the same time - during peak hour. UPDATE: As ... Full story

Argentina to dissolve intelligence agency

 Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez has announced plans to dissolve the country's intelligence agency amid suspicions that rogue agents were behind the murky death of a state prosecutor investigating ... Full story

Australian FM assures Afghanistan on long-term support

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Australian foreign minister Mrs. Julie Bishop in Arg yesterday and exchanged views on matters relating mutual interests including security ... Full story

UNDP director on Asia-Pacific calls on Danesh

KABUL: The UNDP director on Asia-Pacific called on the second vice president Sarwar Danesh here yesterday, BNA reported. During the meeting, the vice president briefed the ... Full story

Newly-appointed foreign affairs deputy minister introduced

 KABUL: Newly-appointed foreign affairs deputy minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai was introduced yesterday by Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh to employees of the ministry. In a ceremony ... Full story

Condolence message

 KABUL: On behalf of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, a condolence message has been sent to Khadem Haramain al-Sharifain ... Full story

Congratulatory message

 KABUL: On behalf of Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, a congratulatory message has been sent to al-Habib al-Said on the ... Full story

Indonesia expresses readiness to help Afghanistan in cultural field

 KABUL: Semin Hassanzada the deputy publication minister of the ministry of information and culture met with Dr. Marijan the deputy for culture and education ministry ... Full story

Russia keen to host Afghanistan’s hidden treasures exhibition

KABUL: Russian ambassador to Afghanistan called on the acting minister of information and culture Sayed Mosadiq Khalili here yesterday and expressed his country’s readiness to ... Full story

Pakistan ambassador calls on CE deputy

 KABUL: Pakistan ambassador to Afghanistan called on the first deputy to chief executive, engineer Mohammad Khan here in his office yesterday and exchanged views on ... Full story

Former president meets senators

 KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai met a number of former senators in his office yesterday. The senators in the meeting lauded Karzai’s tenure as full ... Full story

SOFA essential for regional stability: Ibrahimi

 KABUL: Chairman of the House of People, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi has termed inking Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with NATO to allow NATO-led Resolute Support ... Full story

Acting FM meets his Australian counterpart

 KABUL: Atiqullah Atifmal, acting minister of foreign affairs met yesterday with Australian minister of foreign affairs Mrs. Jolie Bishop.  In the meeting, acting minister of foreign ... Full story

MoI asks China for cooperation in security sectors

KABUL: Gen. Mohammad Ayoub Salangi, acting minister of interior met yesterday with Chinese ambassador to Kabul and asked that country’s cooperation in security sectors. At the ... Full story

Three designate ministers deliver work programs to Lower House

 KABUL: Designate ministers of public works, transport and frontiers and tribal affairs delivered yesterday their work programs to members of parliament. Designate minister of public ... Full story

Taliban casualties tripled: Seddiqi

 KABUL: Spokesman for interior ministry Seddiq Seddiqi has said that the casualties of Taliban militants had tripled over the past one month as more than ... Full story

Saiqal, Haqjo, Imamqul appointed advisors to chief executive

 KABUL: Based on verdicts 120, 125 and 126 dating 28 Jan, 2015 of chief executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mahmoud Saiqal was appointed ... Full story

National institutions’ reform, democratization best way for absorption of national trust, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive in his meeting with chairwoman of ‘United Afghanistan National Movement’ Princess Hendia and a number of members of the ... Full story

Afghanistan’s foreign troops pullout; India concerned of insurgents influence

 Expressing grave concern over a change in the foreign forces mission and troops pullout from Afghanistan, Indian authorities fear if extremism could open their way ... Full story

Australian ambassador calls on acting FM

KABUL: The new ambassador of Australia to Afghanistan Mathew Anderson had a courtesy call on acting foreign ministr Atiqullah Atifmal here in his office yesterday. During ... Full story

Presidential decree on acting ministers appointment

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani yesterday appointed Sayed Mosadiq Khalili as acting minister for information and culture and Shafiq Samim as acting minister for education. ... Full story

Nominee ministers introduced to Wolesi Jirga

KABUL: After long delay the government of national unity leaders agreed on choosing cabinet picks and introducing to house of people for votes of confidence ... Full story

“Afghanistan a proper investment hub”, Muslimyar

KABUL: Fazel Hadi Muslimyar, Senate Chairman met yesterday with United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassdor to Kabul in the National Assembly. In the meeting, UAE ambassador ... Full story

UN stands beside Afghan people, Haysom

KABUL: Chief Executive Second Deputy, Haji Mohammad Muhaqqiq met yesterday with UN special envoy to Afghanistan Nicholas Haysom. In the meeting, both sides discussed on formation ... Full story

Media play important role in delivering awareness, Hassanzada

 KABUL: Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Publications Simin Hassanzada in a meeting with general director of foreign citizens and refugees for the Iranian ... Full story

Afghanistan and 2015

2015 will be an important year for Afghanistan in which all security responsibilities have been taken over by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and ... Full story

CE meets NATO-led forces commander in Afghanistan

KABUL: Chief executive of the government Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met commander of the NATO-led forces in Afghanistan General Campbell here the other day. In the meeting, ... Full story

Afghans will be provided with legal employment abroad, Official

 The Government of Afghanistan and the World Organization for Refugees are seeking ways to provide Afghan workers with legal employment abroad, part a practical program, ... Full story

Poverty, unemployment main factors behind illegal immigration

 One of the serious challenges that people and government of Afghanistan are grappling with it as of three decades to date is illegal imigrations of ... Full story

Less snowfall

Less snowfall took place since the beginning of winter season in Kabul this year, disappointing the citizens who prefer to have “Kabul with snow rather than gold”.

Baghlan historical monuments should be rehabilitated: Official

 The historical places and monuments of each province are the identity of Afghan people and its rich history and without it introducing of the country ... Full story

Winter disasters require coordinated measures

 One month has passed since the advent of winter but there was no snowfall that made the citizens anxious and all people were worried about ... Full story

Youth should use internet appropriately

 Afghanistan is among those countries where half of its population specially youth access internet, which is a great achievement during the past thirteen years. An Afghan ... Full story

Turkmenistan ready to cooperate Afghanistan peace process: President spokesman

 In the continuation of support of neighboring and regional countries from the Afghan peace process, this time, Turkmenistan has said that it is ready to ... Full story

Obama in India to bolster ties, address regional security challenges

 President Obama arrived to India for a three-day visit to explore and boost ties between Delhi and Washington. Signaling his determination to take relations with ... Full story

President Ghani sympathizes with King Salman

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani who paid a visit to Saudi Arabia at the head of high ranking delegation met King Salman the new ruler ... Full story

Government will return Afghan refugees in shortest time: Mosazai

Janan Mosazai, the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan said the other day that the national unity government of Afghanistan was taking measures for the return of ... Full story

MoPH rejects new polio cases

KABUL: Acting minister of public health has rejected new polio cases in the country. In an interview with BNA, acting minister of public health, Dr. Ahmad ... Full story

Head, members of Kunduz provincial council share problems with Lower House speaker

KABUL: Speaker of Lower House of parliament, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi met yesterday with head and members of Kunduz provincial council at National Assembly. In the ... Full story

Police Special Forces Ready to Counter Insurgency in Wardak

Afghan Police Special Forces have launched a wide military operation in Wardak to fight off insurgents in the province. Leading the operation in Wardak is ... Full story

Afghan experts to be helped return home, Balkhi

KABUL: The minister-nominee for refugees and repatriation affairs Sayed Mohammad Aalimi Balkhi on the fourth day of process of hearing the programs of the nominee ... Full story

Two civilians killed in Kabul blast

KABUL: At least two civilians were killed in a blast in Qasaba area of Kabul City yesterday early morning, officials said. The blast took place ... Full story

Afghan Border Police delegation visits Pakistan

Commander of the Afghan border police Lieutenant-General Mohammad Shafiq Fazli along with deputy Major-General Sher Ali Shahryar arrived in Pakistan today for an official visit. According ... Full story

President Ghani accepts new Australian ambassador’s credentials

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani accepted the credentials of Australian new ambassador to Afghanistan, Matew Anderson in Arg yesterday. During the meeting the ambassador assured his ... Full story

President Ghani leaves for Saudi Arabia

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at the head of a high ranking delegation left for Saudi Arabia yesterday to offer condolence over the demise of ... Full story

Presenting working program of minister-designates enters 4th day

KABUL: The process of presenting working programs of the candidate ministers entered its fourth day on Saturday, BNA reported. However, the debate on nominees having dual ... Full story

Int’l community committed to support Afghanistan: Gen. Campbell

HERAT: The commander of NATO-led forces in Afghanistan General Campbell visited Herat and during meeting with General Taj Mohammad Jahid the commander of Zafar Corps ... Full story

Adjustment of mass media draft law completed

KABUL: The adjustment of mass media draft law is completed yesterday by a commission tasked by ministry of information and culture. Mass media law had been ... Full story

4th Dalw a black day for Salang residents

KABUL: The Dalw 4th 1367 or 24th January 1988 has been registered as the black day in the history of Afghanistan Jihad as the invading ... Full story

Mohammad Arif Naseri, film producing director for Afghan Film Directorate passes away

KABUL: Director of film producing for directorate of Afghan Film has passed away. Deputy Minister in cultural affairs for information and culture ministry Sayed Musadiq Khalili ... Full story

Dr. Habiba Surabi appointed as advisor to chief executive

KABUL: Dr. Habiba Surabi has been appointed as advisor of women and youth affairs to chief executive of national unity government. The appointment of Dr. Habiba ... Full story

Ibrahimi attends PUIC meeting

KABUL: Speaker of the House of People Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi after attending inter-parliamentarian conference union of Islamic Countries in Turkey and discussing the problems of ... Full story

Herat witnesses protest rally on republishing of Prophet Mohammad’s caricature

KABUL: Thousands of Herat residents condemned Friday releasing of Prophet of Islam’s caricature in France. Herat residents by holding gathering in Herat city and demonstration ... Full story

Condolence message

KABUL: Acting minister of foreign affairs, Atiqullah Atifmal in a message has offered condolence and sympathy message to Saudi Arabia’s minister for foreign affairs, Prince ... Full story

Open Jirga: Poppy cultivation funds terrorism in Afghanistan

      Although billions dollars were invested by the world community and the Afghan government in the last thirteen years for eradication of poppy cultivation but still ... Full story

Afghanistan, Turkmenistan to expand trade cooperation

President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani paid an official state visit to Turkmenistan. During this visit the leaders of both countries ... Full story

Zeal Rousing pepper

A glance at epic of a presidential candidate of 2014 elections ... Full story

Civil Society threatens to boycott next elections if Bamyan ‘ignored once again’

A number of civil society activists in central Bamyan province warned on Thursday would boycott next parliamentary elections, if the long retarded province was once ... Full story

NATO Chiefs of Defence discuss the Readiness Action Plan, the Resolute Support Mission and Partnerships

Over the course of the two days session at NATO in Brussels, the Chiefs of Defence provided clear military advice ahead of next month’s Defence ... Full story

World Economic Forum: APS attack can never be excused, says Kerry

DAVOS: US Secretary of State John Kerry described the December 17 massacre at the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar as the most horrific manifestation ... Full story

Turkmenistan; a proper energy hub for Afghanistan

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, leading a high ranking delegations visited Turkmenistan on a two-day trip on Wednesday to seek economic and regional ties with northwestern ... Full story

Poor traffic services

Poor traffic services let passengers unfairly use city buses and cars, a failure more possibly resulting in falling of any of the crowd beyond the vehicle’s capacity. ... Full story

Higher education in electrical engineering, railway sections vital for Afghanistan, President Ghani

ASHGABAT: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan during second day of his visit to Turkmenistan went to Marwa province and met ... Full story

Abdullah meets UNHCR representative

KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive met the other day with UNHCR chairman Bushak at the Sapidar Palace. In the meeting, UNHCR chairman briefed on Afghan ... Full story

Democracy, liberty restoration need civil society audibility, Danesh

KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh has stressed for further bolstering democracy in boosting civil society in the country. He made the remarks in meeting with ... Full story

Afghanistan-Turkmenistan Olympic Committees ink MoU

The National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Afghanistan inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan the other day, BNA reported. The agreement ... Full story

Festival on Bamyan as SAARC Cultural Capital planned to observe in April

KABUL: The MoIC deputy on cultural affairs, Sayed Mosaddiq Khalili has said that festival on Bamyan as SAARC Cultural Capital would be observed in April ... Full story

Khalil Karzai appointed deputy foreign minister on political affairs

KABUL: Under a decree from the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Hekmat Khalil Karzai was appointed as the deputy foreign ... Full story

Zabul elders share problems with CE

KABUL: A delegation of elders and notables from Zabul province called on the Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah the other day and briefed him about ... Full story

International cooperation significant to ensure security in the country, Dostum

KABUL: NATO civil representative to Afghanistan Ismail Armaz met the other day with First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum. In the meeting, NATO civil representative ... Full story

Turkmenistan to increase power supply to Afghanistan

KABUL: Turkmenistan has agreed to increase power supply to 500 Mega Watt to Afghanistan; Presidential Spokesman, Nazifullah Salarzai told media the other day. President Mohammad Ashraf ... Full story

Danesh condoles martyrdom of 8 civilians in Jaghori district

KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh has been saddened over martyrdom of eight civilians including women and children in Ghazni’s Jaghori district. Danesh while condemning ... Full story

Kabul citizens flay Charlie Hebdo desecration

KABUL:  Hundreds of Kabul citizens took to the streets and condemned the French Magazine Charlie Hebdo over publishing the cartoon of the Holy Prophet Mohammad ... Full story

Judge arrested on corruption in Balkh

MAZAR-E-SHARIF: Personnel of the National Directorate for Security (NDS) have arrested a judge of appellate court in Balkh province on charge of receiving bribe the ... Full story

Turkmenistan; a proper energy hub for Afghanistan

 President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, leading a high ranking delegations visited Turkmenistan on a two-day trip on Wednesday to seek economic and regional ties with northwestern ... Full story

In Afghanistan, teaching music to overcome war’s percussion

 When insurgents launched a brazen attack that turned into a nine-hour siege in the heart of the capital, many government and Western offices shut down ... Full story

Over 3500 families benefit wind power

 A wind power plant was set up and utilized in Aqrabat village, Bamyan province with a generation capacity of 25 KW and over 3500 families ... Full story

Afghan goods to be reached to Waga Port, MoCI

 Recently, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has proclaimed that the Afghan traders’ merchandizes would be transferred to Waga Port by its own transportation ... Full story

ABP guardians of the frontiers

 Drug trafficking and human smuggling as well as beyond borders terrorist threats are the main challenges ahead of border forces, General Commander of Afghan Border ... Full story

ANSF able to defend their homeland independently

After more than a decade of war against terrorism by the international forces besides Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), the NATO troops’ military mission concluded ... Full story

Afghan society can’t tolerate Daesh, its emergence in Afghanistan impossible, Officials

Recently, there are some rumors about emergence of Daesh in some regions of Afghanistan. But, the authorities of government of Afghanistan and witnesses in issues ... Full story

WFP grants $32m in foodstuff, professional training in Afghanistan

World Food Program (WFP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) costing $32 million with the Afghan Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) ... Full story

To have perseverance, can help one reach his/her target.

To have perseverance, can help one reach his/her target. Work for welfare calls for enthusiasm not age fit for. A child is shown in the picture above, carrying a big box, seems to be trainee of a tinsmith in Kabul. ... Full story

President Ghani, Abdullah meet Iranian foreign minister

KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with Iranian foreign affairs minister. In the meeting held at the Presidential Palace, ... Full story

Chinese writer conferred medal

KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan conferred yesterday Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan high state medal to Professor Chi Hong Koi, writer ... Full story

Women affairs ministry delegation calls on VP Danesh

KABUL: A delegation of the ministry for women affairs called on the second vice president Sarwar Danesh here yesterday.  During the meeting the vice president said ... Full story

5000 youths to join higher education with discount

KABUL: Deputy Ministry of Youth Affairs for Information and Culture inked several Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with private higher and semi-higher education institutes yesterday. The ... Full story

“Government to address tourism, pilgrimage companies’ problems”, Muhaqiq

KABUL: Directors for a number of tourism companies met yesterday with Chief Executive Second Deputy Mohammad Muhaqiq. In the meeting, officials of the companies shared ... Full story

Rais Khudaidad sentenced to death

KABUL: A special court in Kabul has awarded capital punishment t to mafia leader Rais Khudaidad, BNA reported. Citing a statement of the national directorate for ... Full story

Turkey to deploy more forces in Afghanistan

KABUL: Turkey is determined to expand its military presence in Afghanistan and continue cooperation with Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), Turkish foreign minister said Sunday. ... Full story

Chinese President congratulates President Ghani on anniversary of diplomatic ties

Separate congratulatory Letters were also sent to Chief Executive and MoFA acting minister ... Full story

President Ghani dismisses senior Farah officials

FARAH: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, issuing a decree, dismissed a number of senior officials of western Farah province. The sacked officials included acting governor, Police ... Full story

Protection of journalists rights a top priority, Dr. Abdullah

KABUL: The chief executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has termed expression freedom one of the prides of the government and ... Full story

EU special envoy for Afghanistan calls on CE

KABUL: The special envoy of European Union (EU) to Afghanistan called on the chief executive of national unity government Dr. Abdullah Abdullah here yesterday and ... Full story

“Int’l health organizations’ cooperation with Afghanistan effective in improvement of health condition,” Danesh

KABUL: Acting minister of public health accompanied by UNICEF chief to Afghanistan and USAID officials in a meeting with Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh briefed ... Full story

Pakistan embassy holds Seerat-tun-Nabi Conference

KABUL: Pakistan Embassy in Kabul organized Seerat Conference yesterday with the participation of a large number of people including, President Ghani’s special representative to Reforms ... Full story

Senate questioned top security officials

KABUL: The Senate with Fazal Hadi Muslimyar on the chair summoned those at the helm of security affairs here yesterday and questioned them about security ... Full story

Security forces appreciated in Ghor

KABUL: Afghan security forces were appreciated yesterday in a ceremony held in Ghor province with participation of acting governor of the province Sayed Anwar Rahmati, ... Full story

WJ speaker meets Kunduz civil society officials

KABUL: Speaker of Lower House of parliament Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi met yesterday with civil society officials for Kunduz province. In the meeting, a number of civil ... Full story

Well-known Taliban commander arrested in Zabul

KABUL: A well-known Taliban commander has been arrested by NDS personnel in Zabul province. According to provincial directorate of national security (NDS) for Zabul, Mulla Mohammad ... Full story

29 insurgents killed in Kunar

KABUL: 29 armed insurgents have been killed during an air raid in Dangam district of Kunar. According to BNA, despite Afghan security forces ended their clearing ... Full story

Afghan special commando forces unique in the region: MoD Deputy Spokesman

Following the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan, the ANSF assured the people that they are prepared to undertake full security responsibility throughout the country. ... Full story


Mithras has in fact been the God of Sun and is one of the Aryayee Gods that has been mentioned in Rig Vida in the ... Full story

Recent insecurities cause closure of many schools: Acting MoE

The officials of the Ministry of Education(MoE) talked on closure of over 500 schools due to insecurity in some parts of the country. In his recent ... Full story

Threat of ISIS should be taken seriously

One and half decade has been passed since the fall of Taliban regime  and formation of new system in the country but so far, the ... Full story

Well done Nawaz Sharif. One shot, two turtledoves

The Pakistan militarists and civilian administration expiate now for their wrong and spiteful policies followed against neighboring Afghanistan and India. In fact the people and ... Full story

People should support, encourage ANSF

After assuming full security responsibility of the entire country as the foreign forces formally ended their combat mission in Afghanistan, the Afghan National Security Forces ... Full story

How a monkey helped launched China’s conservation movement

The words MONKEY BUSINESS usually suggest something silly and frivolous, but for pioneering conservationists on the other side of the world, the business of monkeys ... Full story

China tries to reinvent the potato to feed its hungrier population

 China has a new miracle food in its quest to feed its people’s ever hungrier mouths: the humble spud. Authorities with the country’s Ministry of ... Full story

China tries to reinvent the potato to feed its hungrier population

 China has a new miracle food in its quest to feed its people’s ever hungrier mouths: the humble spud. Authorities with the country’s Ministry of ... Full story

Desecration undermines world nations’ relations

A French weekly’s fresh caricature of the holy Islamic Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), flared anger from Muslims around the world. As the biggest democracy center, France is ... Full story

Hazar Som

Hazar Som village located 15 km to Aibak city the provincial capital of Samangan province in which local inhabitants are living in ordinary houses and ... Full story


For the first time during the reign of Muslim King Zainul Abedeen, mahabarat was translated from Sansikrit to Farsi for understanding to the book contents. In the wake of that, Naqib Qazvini also translated Mahabarat from Sanikrit to Farsi. ... Full story

Defending national honors, territorial integrity our job: ANA officers

Large number of ANA officers expresses optimism on transferring of security responsibility from NATO troops to ANSF and expressed their support of this process. In an ... Full story

Defending national honors, territorial integrity our job: ANA officers

Large number of ANA officers expresses optimism on transferring of security responsibility from NATO troops to ANSF and expressed their support of this process. In an ... Full story

Afghanistan, US welcome banning Haqqani network activities

Based on the reports released by Pakistani media, the military and non-military authorities of this country have decided to stop the activities of Haqqani network ... Full story

A glance at proposed cabinet picks

Introduction of nominee ministers of the NUG can be considered another effective step toward fixing of political situation and evolution of democracy in Afghanistan. Formation ... Full story

US drone attack in North Waziristan kills four

PESHAWAR: At least four people were killed in a drone strike in northwestern Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region on Monday, sources told Dawn. More casualties are ... Full story

Deaths mount in Kurdish, Syrian regime clashes

At least 18 people have been killed in unprecedented fighting between Kurdish forces and Syrian government troops in the northeastern city of Hasakeh, a monitoring ... Full story

‘Outdated’ UK laws hamper counter-terrorism

Britain’s ability to prevent terrorist attacks is hampered by outdated laws that are “no longer fit for purpose,” a former MI5 chief said in an ... Full story

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Some people are joining unfair skills to earn a loaf of bread to support their households, but there are many others trusting in them. The picture shows a man using a mic to announce what he had made (falsely) medicines and pills from the oil of a particular bird to attract customers in Kabul City. ... Full story

NUG to boost cooperation with regional countries: Danesh

KABUL: The National Unity Government (NUG) has taken steps to boost cooperation with the neighboring states and regional countries; this was stated by Second Vice ... Full story

Massoud praises telecommunication developments

KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud, Special Envoy for Reforms and Good Governance to the President met yesterday with the leadership panel of the Ministry of Communications ... Full story

Workshop on EVAW under Islam held

KABUL: A workshop on Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) from the viewpoint of Islam was held in the Ministry of Information & Culture (MoIC) ... Full story

Drug-trafficker arrested in Kabul Airport

KABUL: A man trafficking heroin outside of the country was arrested by border police personnel of the Kabul International Airport yesterday. According to BNA, a resident ... Full story

UNAMA condemns killing of civilians in PPIED blast  

 KABUL: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns killing of a family, as well as the driver of the taxi as they were ... Full story

Salangi calls for help with police to implement law

KABUL: Acting minister of interior, Gen. Mohammad Ayub Salangi has called upon the judiciary organs to help police in implementing the constitution. He made the remarks ... Full story

Teen who is dating her father plans to marry him and have kids

 An 18-year-old girl is revealing in a new interview that she has been dating her father for two years The pair were estranged for ... Full story

IS recruiting fighters in Afghanistan, Pakistan: NATO commander

 KABUL: The commander of NATO-led RS forces in Afghanistan General John Campbell has said that the extremist so-called Islamic state or Daish is busy in ... Full story

Unknown armedmen shot death journalist in Nangarhar

 JALALABAD: Unidentified armedmen opened fire and killed a journalist Aqil Waqar in Hajian village of Batikot district, Nangarhar province last night.  The late Waqar who had ... Full story

President Ghani meets Wolesi Jirga’s administrative panel, heads of committees

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday morning with Wolesi Jirga’s Administrative Panel and Heads of Committees in the presence of Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah, ... Full story

Freedom of speech has to be used for peaceful coexistence, bringing religions together, President says

KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, condemns in strongest possible terms the republishing of the Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) caricature by ... Full story

Advisor to first VP meets Kyrgyz ambassador

KABUL: Ustad Hamidullah Tawachi the advisor to first vice president on social and economic affairs met Kyrgyzstan ambassador to Afghanistan and representatives of Kyrgyz tribe ... Full story

Medal winners appreciated

KABUL: The ministry of information and culture has appreciated a number of athletes for brining medals from international competitions, BNA reported. In a meeting held by ... Full story

Kunduz PC members call for balanced development projects

 KABUL: Members of Kunduz provincial council (PC) in meeting with senate chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar here the other day called for balanced development projects, BNA ... Full story

NSP completes fourteen sub-projects in Maidan Wardak

 With a cost of  more than (3,191,556)Afs including 10% community contribution 14 sub-projects of the National Solidarity Programme of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and ... Full story

NUG would take clear stance in peace negotiation, Danesh

 While he regards former government’s peace efforts as failed for peace negotiations,  second vice president Sarwar Danesh told media in national gathering for peace negotiation ... Full story

It’s time to act for Afghan women: Pass EVAW

 Afghan women have come a long way since the dark days of the Taliban regime. Yet a key obstacle to this progress continues to be ... Full story

Acquaintance with brave security soldiers, the people support

 Working for the honor brigade’s supportive company of the ministry of defense, Sergeant Isa Khan Oryakhil said he had spent ten years of his life ... Full story

Survey launched to collect figures for next plan in Kabul

 Air pollution annoys Kabul citizens further than others. The Kabul city with over 4 million and increasingly population one of the refuge hub targets from ... Full story

A good use of (SNA) in Afghanistan

 As we know the system of national accounts (SNA) is the internationally accepted standard set of recommendation on how to compile measure of economic activity ... Full story

Security threats to de-miners in Afghanistan

 Demining or mine clearance is the process of removing land mines from an area where minesweeping detecting land mines. With Soviet invasion to Afghanistan, the ... Full story