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Incompetent officials’ dismissal a move towards good governance

 The decision of President Ashraf Ghani regarding to the sacking a number of security staff of Kunduz province has increased the trust of the people ... Full story

Afghanistan still needs strong global cooperation in war on terror: Acting MoD

 In a meeting in Berlin, emphasizing on ANSF equipping and funding by the world community, the MoD authorities said that ANSF are not alone capable ... Full story

COP21: Paris climate deal 'more likely' after terror attacks

 The conference, known as COP21, starts on Monday and will try to craft a long-term deal to limit carbon emissions. Observers say that the recent terror ... Full story

NPC approves 19 contracts

 KABUL: The National Procurement Commission in its meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair here in Arg yesterday discussed 25 contracts concerning series ... Full story

CE meets Khyber-Pakhtonkhwa, Quetta political leaders

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with political leaders of Khyber-Pakhtonkhwa and Quetta as Mahmoud Khan Achakzai, ... Full story

Laws committee approves food safety law

 KABUL: Laws committee’s session was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh here in Kabul. In the session, draft law on food ... Full story

Technical delegation appointed to review documents of 117931 m2 lands

Related to documents of lands, Eng. Mohammad Khan added for reviewing and clearance of 117931 m2 lands’ property located beside Hamid Karzai International Airport, a technical delegation should be appointed to review all deA  ... Full story

New ambassadors appointed to Pakistan, Belgium, Czech, Norway, Turkmenistan

 KABUL: Based on suggestion of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), in separate decrees of presidential office, Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal has been appointed as Afghanistan ambassador ... Full story

Int’l Day for Elimination of Violence against Women marked

 KABUL: The International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women with the initiative of the office advisory on women affairs to the first vice president was ... Full story

NDS rescues child from kidnappers in Kabul

 The National Directorate of Security (NDS) – Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has rescued a child from kidnappers in capital Kabul. A statement released by the NDS on ... Full story

President Ghani to visit European countries

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf is going to visit some European countries including France, this was stated by deputy to presidential spokesman Sayed Zafar Hashimi here ... Full story

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The brain drain crisis

 For over 30 years, Afghanistan held the world record for the highest number of refugees. According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner ... Full story

Hekmatyar seeks comeback in Afghanistan

 After more than 40 years at war, one of Afghanistan’s most notorious warlords, designated a “global terrorist” by the United States and blacklisted by the ... Full story

Government serious on fighting corruption

 During presidential campaigns, both NUG leaders have pledged people on fighting corruption, and since inauguration of the new government, the leaders facing big challenges. Both Afghan ... Full story

London protest planned over Syria air strikes

 Thousands of people were expected to protest in London Saturday against Britain potentially joining air strikes against ISIS group in Syria. Parliament is expected to ... Full story

Judiciary committee discusses separation of military courts

 KABUL: The Justice and Judiciary Committee with Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh on the chair held meeting yesterday and discussed the demand of defense ministry ... Full story

Massoud warns townships to build drainage systems within a month

 KABUL: Presiding the meeting of national committee on transport here yesterday, Ahmad Zia Massoud the Special Envoy of President on Reforms and Good Governance warned ... Full story

Translation of ‘General Mathematics Book’ unveiled

 KABUL: ‘General Mathematics’ book, written by Dr. Mohammad Anwar Ghori, has been translated from Dari to Pashto by Noor Ahmad Shaheen and was unveiled yesterday. In ... Full story

Increased extortions harm Afghanistan economy

 KABUL: Technical session of the cabinet’s permanent committee on extortions was held yesterday under the chairmanship of deputy chief for first vice president office Humayoun ... Full story

One killed, two wounded in Kabul suicide attack

 KABUL: One civilian has been killed and two others wounded in a suicide attack in capital Kabul. The bomber wearing a suicide vest targeted the ... Full story

Work on Parwan-Kapisa road begins

 KABUL: Work on asphalting more than 7 km road connecting dozens of villages to each other began yesterday in center of Parwan province. According to a ... Full story

Russia to send 10,000 AK-47 to Afghanistan

 KABUL: The Russian Federation has promised 10,000 Kalashnikovs AK-47 to Kabul for supporting Afghan forces in their fight against terrorism. Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, speaker of Meshrano ... Full story

Atmar meets Russian ambassador

 KABUL: Presidential advisor on national security, Mohammad Hanif Atmar met with Russian ambassador to Afghanistan  Alexander Mantytskiy here yesterday and exchanged views on matters relating ... Full story

President Ghani’s dismissal of officials over negligence, a step toward meritocracy

 President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Thursday left Kabul for northern Kunduz city, days after the fact finding commission blamed weak leadership for fall of the ... Full story

Elimination of violence against women needs public efforts

 In Latin America, as of 1960 to date, November 25 is celebrated as the ‘World Day of Elimination of Violence against Women’ as well as ... Full story

Salma Dam has now over 120 meter3 water

 KABUL:  Salma and Pashtan Dams, in the western province of Herat, have an irrigation capacity of thousands of hectares of lands, alongside the ability of ... Full story

The main reasons behind ‘Brain Drain’

 Brain drain has sparked more and more discussions among the experts, recently in Afghanistan. When we think what was going on worse in the country, especially ... Full story

Politicians value their goals rather than people

 Recently General Mohammad Assad Durani, the former chief for ISI, Pakistan’s notorious spy agency, was interviewed face-to-face in one of the Aljazeera’s programs.  He said, “In ... Full story

President Ghani visits Kunduz, vows to ensure security

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani paid a visit to Kunduz city and after meeting elders and local officials vowed to ensure security there. During the visit, ... Full story

President Ghani meets U.S. congressmen, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa politicians

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met a delegation of U.S. Congress here in Arg yesterday and exchanged views on matters relating mutual interests including the ... Full story

Zia Massoud calls for respecting women rights

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud the special envoy of president on reforms and good governance called for respecting women rights in society. Addressing a conference to mark ... Full story

World Day of Elimination of Violence against women marked

VP Danesh: The incident of killing Farkhunda and the stoning of women in Ghor and other incidents happening in various parts of the country were against all religious and legal rules. Deputy MoIC Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi: Unfortunately any kind of violence against women including physical, psychological at home and working and education environment is common in Afghanistan. ... Full story

MoIC holds copyright awareness workshop

 KABUL: For awareness of copyrights, a workshop was held on Wednesday by ministry of information and culture in cooperation with the  ATAR project and USAID. In ... Full story

Cabinet meeting discusses key points

 KABUL: The cabinet with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held meeting yesterday and discussed variety of issues including security situation in the country. Three ... Full story

CASA 1000 project to be opened in mid-2016

 KABUL: The last set of documents and agreements of CASA-1000 have been finalized in inter-governmental session between Kirghizstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan held in Istanbul. In ... Full story

Finance Minister presents new fiscal year budget to House of People

 KABUL: After endorsing the 1395 fiscal year budget by Senate, the Minister for Finance, Eklil Hakimi presented it to the House of People the other ... Full story

Lt. Gen. Noorullah Munir conferred Baryal state medal

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has conferred in a ceremony the state medal of Baryal to head of protection ... Full story

Terrorist groups being equipped in Pakistan, Atmar

 KABUL: Mohammad Hanif Atmar, National Security Advisor in a meeting with Turkish ambassador to Kabul discussed Afghanistan peace process and Istanbul process. In the meeting, ... Full story

National Workers Union seeks government monitoring on free market

 In the wake of tumbling Afghani against US dollars which had led to the increase of the prices of basis needs especially food items in ... Full story

Decisive actions crucial to end gender-based violence

 Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. Its impact ranges from immediate to long-term multiple physical, sexual and mental consequences ... Full story

TAPI project to be started in one month

 Releasing a statement, the presidential office has announced that practical work of TAPI project will be started in one month according to agreement of Afghan ... Full story

Kabul city hosts first international academic symposium of HSS

 Herat security talk is based on closing of security, literature and knowledge in the region following opening a new discussion. Knowledge has been the soul of ... Full story

Elimination of violence against women depends upon joint efforts, determination

 Nov.25 coincides with World Day of Elimination of Violence against Women which has been celebrated since 1981 globally that was approved by the UNSC in ... Full story

British aids to be distributed among 7,100 quake-affected families: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf said yesterday that the assistance provided by British government would be distributed among 7,100 families who had been affected by earthquake ... Full story

Afghanistan NATO relations strategic, VP Danesh

 KABUL: Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh in meeting with civilian representative of NATO to Afghanistan here yesterday described the relations between Afghanistan and NATO as ... Full story

Preparatory commission on holding international research seminar on formation of interim Indian govt. holds meeting

 KABUL: With Minister for Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani on the chair, Preparatory commission on holding international research seminar on the 100 anniversary of ... Full story

Controlling program of Kabul city’s streams water should be prepared in week, Massoud

 KABUL: Reforms and Urban Development High Commission’s session was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Ahmad Zia Massoud, Special Envoy to President on Reforms and ... Full story

Joint Economic Commission of Afghanistan-Pakistan holds 10th meeting in Islamabad

 KABUL: The 10th meeting of the Joint Economic Commission of Afghanistan-Pakistan held in Islamabad the other day, BNA reported.  Chaired by Afghanistan finance minister Eklil ... Full story

Political analyst Ahmad Saeedi survives attempt on life

 KABUL: The renowned and well-respected political analyst Ahmad Sayedi survived attempt on life as two unidentified armed men opened fire and made their good escape, ... Full story

First ever Afghan-Info Database to be launched in Afghanistan

 KABUL: The UN facilitated Afghan-Info system is expected to be launched in Afghanistan, where the officials said the system would be freely used by the ... Full story

Italy grants $2 million for improvement health services in Afghanistan

 KABUL: An agreement costing $ 2 million was signed yesterday between minister of public health and Italian ambassador to Kabul. According to the agreement, the grant ... Full story

VP Gen. Dostum calls for elimination of violence against women

 KABUL: The First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum has strongly denounced and kind of violence against women and called for respecting women rights in ... Full story

India to soon supply war choppers to Afghanistan

  India is expected to soon provide Afghan national army with four MA helicopters to be used in war on terror, a military official said. Deputy ... Full story

Terrorism spread becomes global threat

 Following the appeal of France, the UN Security Council approved a resolution that allows all countries of the world to take serious counter steps against ... Full story

Commerce Ministry pledges gas price cut in coming days

 The government of Afghanistan has bought 372 thousand tons of liquefied gas from Azerbaijan, Russia and Turkmenistan and has already been started its transition, the ... Full story

Regional countries support Afghan peace talks: Pak official

 The Chinese, Iranian and Pakistan authorities announced their support of Afghan-Taliban peace talks. Pakistan foreign minister Aizaz Ahmad Choudhry has said that his country and ... Full story

Mali Mourns After 19 Killed in Hotel Attack

 Mali began three days of mourning Monday for the victims of Friday's attack on a luxury hotel in its capital, Bamako, that killed 19 people. Neighboring ... Full story

CM instructs Ministry of Justice to ban Hezb al-Tahrir activities, call it a threat to national security

 KABUL: The periodical session of council of ministers was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of ... Full story

Encouraging, forcing policies to be executed in literacy, Danesh

 KABUL: Provincial directors of literacy and deputy minister of literacy for education in a meeting with Second Vice President and Head of National Literacy Committee ... Full story

Illegal employments continuing seriously, Dr. Mushahid

 KABUL: Administrative reforms committee’s session was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Special Envoy to President on Reforms and Good Governance Ahmad Zia Massoud here ... Full story

Shinwar turned into Daesh factory, MP

 KABUL: First deputy of the Lower House of Parliament, Zahir Qadir has warned on wide presence of the terrorist groups in particular Daesh in Nangarhar ... Full story

Heirs of ANA receive cash assistance

 KABUL: The ministry of national defense rendered cash assistance to the families of 250 martyrs of Afghan National Army (ANA) the other day. The press office ... Full story

Joining ANSF, best way for defending independence, territorial integrity

 KABUL: The investigations of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan indicate that local police have effectiveness only in the framework of ministry of interior and the ... Full story

NPC approves 12 contracts

 KABUL: The National Procurement Commission with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held meeting yesterday and approved 12 contracts worth more than 1 billion ... Full story

Highways or valleys of death

 It is extremely risky to travel by road in Afghanistan. In the last decade, armed insurgents, robbers or IED’s have caused thousands of people to ... Full story

Afghan women & political challenges

 Beheading of seven civilians in Jaghori district, Ghazni province by Daesh insurgents followed by vast demonstrations in which women partnership was extensive. The women showed ... Full story

Air pollution main challenge

 KABUL: Afghanistan, particularly the big cities are facing critical air pollution, with a senior official of the national environment protection administration saying no countries would ... Full story

Tumbling Afghani against US dollar adds to economic problems, poverty

 In the recent one year, investment in Afghanistan faced strong challenges, amid growing insecurity and political instability that heavily affected the country’s currency. Investors, because of ... Full story

Turkish flight diverts to Canada after bomb threat

 A Turkish Airlines flight bound for Turkey from New York was diverted to Halifax, Canada, after a bomb threat, Canadian police said on Sunday. The plane ... Full story

President Ghani holds video conference with security officials in Kunduz

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held video conference with security officials in Kunduz including General Mahiudin Ghori the commander of Kunduz Corps and General Abdul ... Full story

Over 23000 historic coins handed over to MoIC

 KABUL: National Directorate of Security (NDS) has submitted 2373 historic silver-made coins to Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture. In a ceremony held on ... Full story

Drafted Law on civil services discussed

 KABUL: The cabinet committee on laws with second vice president Sarwar Danesh on the chair held meeting yesterday and discussed the drafted law on the ... Full story

Media violations, complaints reviewed

 KABUL: Chaired by Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture, the session of commission for media violations and complaints was held yesterday here in ... Full story

Senate approves national budget

 KABUL: The Senate, finally after lengthy debates and discussions approved the national budget for the 1395 fiscal year, BNA reported. Chaired by its chairman Fazal ... Full story

Resolution 1325 to solve women problems of peace, security and partnership

 So far 15 years elapses from the UNSC resolution 1325 and an question raises here that whether peace and security policies on women in Afghanistan ... Full story

Obama meets Malaysia refugees as bitter Syria debate rages

 U.S. President Barack Obama said the world must offer haven to refugees, as he visited a Malaysian center for displaced children Saturday amid a bitter ... Full story

Finance Minister listens to Senate on budget for 1395 fiscal year

 KABUL: Minister of Finance Eklil Hakimi attended the Senate session yesterday and listened to the viewpoints of the senators with regard to the national budget ... Full story

Jahani hears problems of Afghan-Parsa Scout in-charges, members

 KABUL:  Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani in meeting with a number of in-charges and members of Afghan-Parsa Scouts heard their problems, BNA ... Full story

MoIC employees receive training

 KABUL: A total of 35 employees of the ministry of information and culture (MoIC) who were appointed after giving examination recently received training in the ... Full story

President Ghani returns home from Kazakhstan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani after two day visit from Kazakhstan returned home yesterday, BNA reported.  Addressing at the Nazarbayev University on the opportunities and challenges ... Full story

Mostafavi calls on judiciary organs to be cooperative with journalists

 KABUL: The deputy on publication of the ministry of information and culture, Sayeda Mujgan Mostafavi has called upon judiciary organs and justice entities to be ... Full story

6th technical conference for trust building on trade, investment of Heart Asia process held in India

 KABUL: The sixth technical conference for trust building on the fields of trade and investment among countries of Heart Asia process was held in New ... Full story

Kunduz fact-finding mission presents its report

 KABUL: The fact-finding mission of Kunduz incidents shared its report about findings with media yesterday, BNA reports. After fall of Kunduz, president Ghani tasked a ... Full story

Thousands of Afghans still frustrating in European countries

 KABUL: Afghanistan ministry of foreign affairs confirmed that more than 140,000 Afghans were still in uncertainty in the European countries, where over eight hundred thousand ... Full story

Afghanistan greatest goods importer; but officials still in exports promising mood

 Afghanistan is still facing one of the most deplorable challenges to remain as an importing and consuming country, while the ministry of commerce and industries ... Full story

Kazakhstan, Afghanistan to open new chapter in bilateral ties

 Heading a high ranking delegation, president of the Islamic Republic of  Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani left here for Astana the capital city of Kazakhstan on ... Full story

Violence against women increasing: MoWA

 Expressing concern on deterioration of women situations and violence against them, the authorities of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) said that based on assessments ... Full story

Pakistan still playing dual policy against Afghanistan, international community

 The US Vice President and Pakistani Army Chief called restarting peace negotiations necessary between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban. Joe Bidden, in a ... Full story

US can 'neutralize' Daesh faster than it did al-Qaeda, Kerry says

 The United States would "neutralize" the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group much faster than it was able to do with al-Qaeda, according to US Secretary of ... Full story

President Ghani visits Kazakhstan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at the invitation of president Nursultan Nazarbayev visited Kazakhstan on 19-20 November and during the visit both the presidents exchanged ... Full story

President Ghani’s message on seminar of ‘Laghman in the course of history’

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a message has expressed his happiness over holding a seminar on ‘Laghman on ... Full story

President Ghani reviews Helmand's security situation

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in video conference with the 215 Maiwand corps commander and security officials of Helmand province reviewed the security situation there. After ... Full story

President Ghani meets released hostages

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has met in Arg the eight former hostages who were released from the captivity of terrorists in Zabul province, a ... Full story

Uloomi attends session of leading committee for transparency, accountability, law enforcement

 KABUL: Noorulhaq Uloomi, Minister of Interior has participated in session of leading committee of transparency, accountability and law enforcement. In the session, minister of interior ... Full story

Minister Jahani's message on seminar of ‘Laghman in the course of history’

 KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture in a message considered Laghman as home of literal, music and arts, saying the honored province’s ... Full story

Media’s role in stabilizing peace, social security highlighted

 KABUL: Deputy for Publication of Ministry of Information and Culture, Sayeda Mujgan Mustafavi said the other day that the “Media can have significant role in ... Full story

Hakimi meets Swedish int’l development cooperation minister

 KABUL: Minister of Finance, Eklil Hakimi met with the Swedish delegation led by Honorable Ms Isbellah Lovin, Minister for International Development Cooperation Sweden.  In the meeting ... Full story

President Ghani tasks delegation to review claims on illegal executions in receiving KB debts

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a decree has tasked delegation to review claims related to illegal executions in ... Full story

Afghanistan cultural, historical values

 Our beloved homeland Afghanistan has long historical, cultural, religious and Jirga background. As a crossroad of the world, Afghanistan situated in the heart of Asia ... Full story

Salaam network offers low price services

He said the districts in remote areas of the country would soon be covered by the company, though he expressed concern over what he said a threat from militants, who resort to explosion of the towers or opening fire to the workers, despites high cost to install and provide them with generators’ produced electricity. ... Full story

Pakistan intends to relax global pressures

 Talking to media, Pakistani Prime Minister and international security advisor Sar Taj Aziz has said that holding of comprehensive political negotiations between the Afghan government ... Full story

Security; the basic priority

 Currently the ANSF are fighting victoriously against global terrorism and conduct heavy operation without partnership of international forces. Unfortunately sometimes they are mercilessly attacked by ... Full story

‘We ask NATO for long-term cooperation with Afghanistan,’ Atmar

 Afghan officials said, ‘Besides talks about current situation of the country in Brussels, the Afghan delegation asked NATO for long-term continued cooperation to Afghanistan’. In his ... Full story

Syrians in Raqqa tell of 'insane nights' of air strikes

 French defence officials say that, for the second time in less than 24 hours, fighter jets have targeted Raqqa, the de-facto capital of the Islamic ... Full story

Youth help us go ahead firmly, President Ghani

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday, in a meeting with a number of the country’s youth from different ... Full story

Daesh freed individuals call on Danesh

 KABUL: A number of abductees freed recently in Zabul and a number of other abductees freed previously called on second vice president Sarwar Danesh yesterday. In ... Full story

Chief Executive Deputy meets Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Eng. Mohammad Khan, Chief Executive First Deputy met yesterday with Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Kabul. In the meeting, Chief Executive Deputy considered Saudi Arabia as ... Full story

UAE to cooperate with MoIC

 KABUL: The ambassador of United Arab Emirate (UAE) to Afghanistan called on Minister of Information and Culture (MoIC) Abdul Bari Jahani here yesterday and assured ... Full story

9500 youth provided with education grounds

 KABUL: Dr. Kamal Saadat, Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs for Information and Culture has signed MoUs with 31 learning, vocational, and sport institutions here in ... Full story

Public awareness commission on counter IED national strategy holds session

 KABUL: Chaired by Deputy Minister of Publication Affairs for Information and Culture Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi, the session of commission on public awareness of counter Improvised ... Full story

First Vice President’s message on Youth World Day

 KABUL: In his message, First Vice-President General Abdul Rashid Dostum has described the youth as national asset of the country and said the youth can ... Full story

NDS detains Taliban commander for Qala-i-Zal District of Kundoz

 The National Directorate of Security (NDS) – Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has detained the military commander of Taliban for Qala-i-Zal District of northern Kundoz province. Commander Qari ... Full story

NCT of Afghanistan gains gold, silver and bronze medals

 Within recent 14 years, the National Cricket Team of Afghanistan (NCT) gained gold, silver and bronze medals from international competitions held in different countries of ... Full story

Women scientific, productive center opened in Kabul

 KABUL:  A center for the women’s scientific and productive was opened here in Kabul, where the country’s First Lady, Rula Ghani lauded the move and ... Full story

Afghan currency fast sliding against foreign currencies

 The Afghan currency has been rapidly losing its value against foreign currencies, in particular U.S. currency. One dollar has reached to nearly 70 Afghani due ... Full story

Shaheen Asmayee under 14 Football team wins competition

 The competition of football that was held between Shaheen Asmayee and Moujha-i-Amu teams in sport field of Football Federation Dept. of Afghanistan yesterday among 12 ... Full story

Special force; Afghanistan’s honor, President Ghani

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan paid a visit to various wards of special force yesterday. During his visit, President Ghani ... Full story

We concentrate on continued projects, not on small ones: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in meeting with the delegation of entity named “East and West” here in Arg shared his view with them in ... Full story

CE presides over Council of Ministers meeting

 KABUL: The Council of Ministers with Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on the chair held meeting yesterday and discussed variety of issues including the country’s ... Full story

CE meets WFP regional director

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met the regional director of World Food Program (WFP) here yesterday and exchanged views on the activities of the ... Full story

Delegation of Teachers Councils’ calls on VP Danesh

 KABUL: A delegation of Teachers Councils’ of Afghanistan called on second vice president Sarwar Danesh and apprised him about their problems. Counting their problems, the ... Full story

Commission on mass media holds meeting

 KABUL: The commission on mass media held its first meeting in the presence of minister of information and culture Abdul Bari Jahani here yesterday, BNA ... Full story

Winners of epic, patriotic songs’ competition receive cash rewards

 KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture granted cash rewards to three winners of epic and patriotic songs’ competition. The competition has been held ... Full story

Nomination of ‘Student World Day’ respect to lofty position of teacher, student

 Thanks to Allah the Almighty Who enabled us to ring the bell of university compass with a single voice of youth and adolescence both males ... Full story

3 million Af provided to Kunduz war victims

 In the series of aids to the war affected people in northern province of Kunduz, a company—Northern Afghanistan Logistic Services (NALS) provided some three million ... Full story

Despite huge generous global aids still large number of people live in poverty, experts

 In conversations with The Kabul Times reporter, a number of people and economic experts said that despite of generous international assistance to Afghanistan in the ... Full story

On the advent of 100 anniversary of Free India Government in Kabul: The Sufi answer to modern day strife worldwide

 Islamic Sufism commenced by the migration of Muslim Sufis from medieval Afghanistan or Khurasan the neighbor of India in fifth Hijri century or eleventh century ... Full story

Govt. should maintain highways security

 The Afghan government has signed an agreement with World Bank, based on which the bank will fund the rehabilitation of roads passing through the Hindukush ... Full story

Terrorism a universal enemy of mankind

 On Friday evening, Paris witnessed a devastating bloody terrorist attack that claimed 128 lives of civilians. Like the previous terror attacks, this time Daesh claimed ... Full story

Overloaded transport

Heavily overloaded transport buses are seen in the picture above, to have been added with two more vehicles on the roof, something clearly violates transportation rule and causes an inevitable overturn.

NPC approves 10 contracts

 KABUL: The National Procurement Commission (NPC) in its meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair here in Arg yesterday approved to contracts costing ... Full story

Media complaints discussed, reviewed

 KABUL: Chaired by Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture, a session of commission for addressing media complaints and violations was held yesterday. In the ... Full story

Kabul discusses refugees’ problems with European envoys

 KABUL: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation the other day discussed the refugee problems with a number of envoys of ... Full story

4000 families receive UAE aids

 KABUL: 4000 quake-affected families of Takhar province have received aids provided by Khalifa bin Zaid al-Nehyan welfare organization in cooperation with the United Arab Emirates ... Full story

Afghanistan plays key role in boosting regional economy

 KABUL: Officials in Afghanistan chamber of commerce and industries have said,” We have accelerated efforts to increase economy cooperation in the region.” According to officials in ... Full story

Interior Minister thanks Turkey for providing training to ANP

 KABUL: Minister for Interior, Noorul Haq Uloomi who is visiting Turkey paid a visit to police training center in Sewas city and talked to Afghan ... Full story

U.S. should further improve, equip ANSF

 Although the ANSF enjoy high morale and have been maintaining the country’s security following the withdrawal of foreign troops properly, but they need to be ... Full story

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Laghman; a wonderful, ancient province

 Laghman is one of the eastern provinces established in 1964 in the administrative division of Afghanistan. With an area of 3243 square kilometers and a ... Full story

Security situation to be improved in one month: MoD

 In the wake of recent insecurities in the country, talking on coordinated and effective plans on fighting directly the insurgents, the MoD authorities said, security ... Full story

President Ghani meets UNDP chairwoman

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met a delegation of United Nations Development Program (UNDP) headed by its chairwoman here in Arg yesterday and exchanged views ... Full story

Govt. to introduce members of commission to supervise implementation of constitution to House of People

 KABUL: Government would soon introduce to the House of People the newly appointed members of commission to supervise the constitution, this was stated by second ... Full story

Fear, griel &support after attacks put paris under siege

· NATO Secretary General: Terrorism will never defeat democracy ... Full story

MoF signs USD 250m agreement with WB to improve roads across the Hindukush mountains

 Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance today signed a grant of$250 million from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank Group’s fund for the poorest countries, ... Full story

Pakistan should prove that Afghanistan’s enemy is Pakistan’s enemy: Hashimi

 KABUL: Deputy to Presidential Palace spokesman Sayed Safar Hashimi said yesterday that Pakistan should prove its commitment that Afghanistan’s enemy is Pakistan’s enemy. Addressing a press ... Full story

3rd Asian countries’ cultural conference held in China

 KABUL: Haroon Hakimi, media advisor and spokesman to ministry of information and culture returned home Friday after participating in the third Asian countries’ cultural conference ... Full story

FM visits French embassy in Kabul, to share condolence over Paris attacks

 Kabul: The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salahuddin Rabbani visited the Embassy of the French Republic in Kabul yesterday morning and expressed his condolences and sympathies ... Full story

Working process to be shortened in MoPH

 KABUL: For simplification of working process, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has signed a number of memorandums of understanding with independent commission of administrative ... Full story

Elders from Ghazni call on Eng. Mohammad Khan

 KABUL: A delegation of elders from Ghazni province called on Engineer Mohammad Khan the first deputy to chief executive here yesterday and apprised him about ... Full story

2nd conference on female police councils opened

 KABUL: The second conference on female police councils was opened yesterday at the in ministry of interior. Speaking in the conference, minister of interior Noorulhaq ... Full story

Paris attacks: At least 153 killed in gunfire and blasts, French officials say

On a night when thousands of Paris residents and tourists were reveling and fans were enjoying a football match between France and world champion Germany, ... Full story

Huge quantity of date-expired medicines to be set ablaze: MoPH

 While a number of Kabul citizens complain on imports of low quality medicines and request forbidding of their imports, the MoPH authorities said that 60 ... Full story

Russia concerned over insecurities in northern Afghanistan, extremism influence into Central Asia

 The insecurities in northern areas of Afghanistan have caused many concerns especially to Russia. The increasing presence of regional terrorist networks has sounded the bell ... Full story

President Ghani’s remarks on Zabul shocking incident

 In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate Dear brothers and sisters,  Dear countrymen,  I express my profound grief and sadness over the martyrdom of our countrymen ... Full story

Seven martyrs of Zabul incident laid to rest

 KABUL: Seven civilians martyred by terrorists in Zabul province have taken from Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan hospital to Ghazni and buried in Jaghori district of ... Full story

President Ghani confers state medals to Orthopedic experts for treating over 5000 bone fracture related patients

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has conferred Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan state medals to founder of Sine organization Dr. Zargul, ... Full story

Jawzjan youth condition, problems reviewed

 SHEBERGHAN: Kamal Saadat, Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs for Information and Culture has paid a visit to Jawzjan to review condition and problems of the ... Full story

President Ghani holds video conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense

 KABUL: In a video conference the other day with United States Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani discussed a number of important ... Full story

Protest rally in Kabul demonstrates national unity against cruelty, terrorism: CE

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has said that the massive rally held in Kabul on Wednesday to condemn the barbaric beheading of seven civilians ... Full story

Civilians’ beheading condemned

 KABUL: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan strongly condemns the martyring of the seven innocent victims of Jaghori who have been martyred as a result of ... Full story

Dissident Taliban commander killed, police claims

Mullah Akhtar Mansour’s loyalists have killed the splinted Taliban’s deputy leader Mullah Mansour Dadullah in an ambush in Khak-e-Afghan district of southern Zabul Province, the ... Full story

Slaughter of innocent civilian a brutal act of terrorism

 The 2015 fighting season between the Taliban and Afghan National Security Forces is turning out to be the deadliest on record since 2001. Insecurity has ... Full story

President Ghani chairs NSC session

KABUL: Presided over by Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, National Security Council(NSC) session was held to overall review recent incident ... Full story

Gul Mohammad Saleh, cultural personality passes away

KABUL: A former BNA member, Gul Mohammad Saleh was reported to pass away, with the ministry of information and culture’s leading body and The BNA ... Full story

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ANSF improvement a top priority of NUG

 Pinning eyes to India, the Afghan government is in the hope of equipping of air forces. The Afghan National Security Advisor, Mohammad Hanif Atmar, has ... Full story

Migration; the main challenge after terrorism

 Following insecurities and lack of job opportunities in the country a number of youth leaving the country and struck their hearts to sea to get ... Full story

Zigzag path of peace facing with regional obstacles

 Realizing this fact that the political solution of Afghanistan’s chronic conflict has been complicated and the zigzag path of peace has been facing with internal ... Full story

French strike hits ISIS oil facility in Syria

 The French army on Sunday bombed an oil supply center held by ISIS in eastern Syria, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced Monday. “We intervened in ... Full story

President Ghani meets Chinese special envoy on Afghanistan, Pakistan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Ding Xi Jun the special envoy of China on Afghanistan and Pakistan here yesterday.  The Chinese envoy described Afghanistan as ... Full story

President Ghani meets WTO delegation

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met the delegation of World Trade Organization (WTO) here in Arg yesterday and exchanged views on paving the way to ... Full story

Elders of Kabul 13th precinct call on VP Danesh

 KABUL: A delegation of elders from 13th precinct of Kabul city called on the second vice president Sarwar Danesh here yesterday and apprised him about ... Full story

Afghanistan NSA meets his Indian counterpart

 KABUL: Mohammad Hanif Atmar, National Security Advisor (NSA) met yesterday with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval in New Delhi. In the meeting, both sides discussed ... Full story

FM asks Finland to review Afghan ill-fated refugees’ cases

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs met yesterday with Finnish ambassador to Kabul. In the meeting, minister of foreign affairs first praised Finland for its ... Full story

CE condoles demise of singer Ustad Beltoon

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a message has condoled the death of the country’s famous singer Ustad ... Full story

Gen. Dostum condemns killing of 7 civilians in Zabul, expresses sympathy with victims’ families

 KABUL: The first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum has condemned the brutal killing and beheading the seven innocent civilians including three women and a ... Full story

Pakistan embassy in Kabul observes Iqbal day

 The Embassy of Pakistan, Kabul, organized an event today to observe the 138th birth anniversary of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal. A number of eminent Afghan ... Full story

Dead body of Beltoon laid to rest

 KABUL: The dead body of the deceased Ustad Momin Khan Beltoon was laid to rest yesterday in Beni Hesar of Kabul. In burying ceremony of the ... Full story

Balkhi visits Parwan to inspect refugees’ situation

 CHARIKAR: Minister of refugees and repatriation affairs, Mohammad Alami Balkhi visited Parwan province yesterday and reviewed the situation of refugees there. Accompanied by Parwan governor Engineer ... Full story

Hike of fuel price people main concern

 A number of Kabul citizens said that like previous years, this year too with advent of winter, the fuel prices specially gas, fire wood and ... Full story

Security forces gaining great achievements in east

 Some credible reports confirmed the death of at least 30 Daesh militants in eastern province of Nangarhar, where the country’s security forces coordinated with the ... Full story