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Afghanistan Taekwondo Federation for Disabled achieves big gains despite little support

Afghanistan’s Taekwondo Federation for Disabled is one of the sport fields that managed to gain big achievements despite of limited resources in the fields of ... Full story

Afghanistan

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Shahzad's record ton helps Afghanistan to 2-0 lead over Zimbabwe

 Afghanistan's batting can be a bit like a teenager. Impulsive and reckless, with a tendency to play to the gallery when they should play the ... Full story

Uprooting addiction requires fighting main sources

In the first day of campaign launched for the collection of addicts, in some parts of the capital, over 350 vagabond ones were collected in ... Full story

Role of women must not be ignored in peace talks: Lawmaker

The role and share of women in peace process and reconciliation with armed insurgents is very important and basic. No process would succeed without women ... Full story

Parliamentary elections to be held in mid next year, President Ghani

President Ghani meeting with different electoral commissions members ... Full story

Danesh calls review on payment system a must

KABUL: The least payment and salary system regulation commission under the chairmanship of the Second Vice President, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh held session yesterday. Danesh called the ... Full story

Exact figures help develop industrial phase, Massoud

Zia Massoud meeting with Chamber of Commerce and Industries as well CSeA  ... Full story

High Anti-Abduction, Human Trafficking Commission holds session

KABUL: The ministry of Justice held a session to struggle against kidnapping and human trafficking yesterday. The BNA reports that Deputy Justice Minister, Sayed Mohammad Hashemi, ... Full story

Milad-ul-Nabi, Unity Week observed

KABUL: The National Welfare Party marked the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the Week of Unity yesterday in Kabul, BNA reported. Former Culture Minister, ... Full story

Afghan youth ask for implementation of UNSC resolution on peace

KABUL: A number of the youth and civil society activists asked the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to implement resolution 2250 which is on youth, ... Full story

Investment should be made on youths, President Ghani

KABUL:  President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met a number of the Polytechnic University students who presented their initiative programs, the President Press Office said in a ... Full story

UNICEF responds to attack on polio social mobilizers in Kandahar

KABUL: UNICEF expresses deep sorrow at the attack on two women who were working as social mobilizers to support polio eradication in the city of ... Full story

Senior Kochis Directorate officials start work

KABUL: Chairman and his deputy for the Independent Directorate of Kochis officially started work, a statement said the other day. According to the statement from the ... Full story

Afghanistan Female National Taekwondo Team

In an interview with The Kabul Times correspondent, the trainer and in charge of the Afghan National Taekwondo Team, Salma Hussaini said the Kabul Female ... Full story

ANSF sacrifices & the fate of peace talks

In recent months Afghanistan has witnessed deteriorated security situation to a large extent. Taliban and other international terrorists have been able to carry out destructive ... Full story

A glance at the Taliban Helmand attack

Helmand has recently changed into an insecure province, where some districts such as Sangeen, Kajaki, Boghran and Desho have been reportedly turned instable after a ... Full story

Afghanistan seeks to ‘mend fences’ with Pakistan

Pakistani chief of Army Staff arrived Kabul on Sunday, aiming to revive peace negotiations between Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and armed oppositions. BNA political analyst ... Full story

President Ghani inaugurates new Defense Ministry building

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the newly constructed building of National Defense Ministry on Monday, BNA reported. President Ghani said that the new compound of ... Full story

NDS hands over seized relics to National Museum

KABUL: The National Directorate for Security submitted two relics to the National Museum of Afghanistan here yesterday, BNA reported. The relics include one bronze pot and ... Full story

Hotel contracts around Hamid Karzai airport to be reviewed

KABUL: The social organizations commission held session yesterday to review hotel contracts planned to be built on the 117,931 meter square of land around the ... Full story

One killed, 13 injured in Kabul suicide attack

President Ghani vehemently denounces the attack as a coward act ... Full story

Government to focus on infrastructural projects in new fiscal year

KABUL: The national procurment commission held weekly session chaired by President Ashraf Ghani the other day. The presidential press office told BNA that the commission approved ... Full story

Peace prospects and the status quo

Some events increase optimisms on paving the way for pushing of peace efforts. Pressures on Pakistan by the international community caused that country’s senior officials ... Full story

Donor countries should continue assisting Afghanistan, UNFPA

In a report released recently, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said , ‘7.4 million people in Afghanistan who have sustained injuries in different natural ... Full story

House seeks Pakistan’s sincere peace cooperation

Simultaneous to the eminent visit of Pakistan Army Chief, Gen. Rahil Sharif to Kabul, the Afghan house requests Pakistan practical and sincere steps in war ... Full story

VP Dostum calls people’s role vital in restoring security

KABUL: First Vice President, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum said on Sunday that the people’s cooperation with the security forces was “an important step to remove ... Full story

Danesh says law can provide stability

Second VP, Sarwar Danesh chairing Law Committee meeting ... Full story

Minister Jahani, Niger Minister of Culture & Arts discuss enhanced cultural ties

Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture met Niger’s Art and Culture Minister at the sideline of the OIC Culture Ministers’ Conference in Niamey ... Full story

German’s OPAF-GIZ to help Commission on Access to Information

KABUL: Deputy Information and Culture for Publication Affairs, Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi, and head of the Oversight Commission for Access to Information, Sayed Ikram Afzali met ... Full story

Media Violations and Complaints Assessment Commission gets operational

KABUL: Media Violations and Complaints Assessment Commission, with nine members, has gotten operation, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) said the other day. According to media advisor and ... Full story

Moscow supports independent, sovereign Afghanistan, Russian Ambassador

KABUL: Russian Ambassador to Kabul has said that his country has supported an independent, sovereign and free-narcotics Afghanistan. In a meeting with Hekmat Khalil Karzai, deputy ... Full story

Govt.’s Islamic Law graduates share can strengthen judicial force: Sadat

KABUL: Dozens of Kabul University’s Islamic Law Faculty held graduation ceremony, with some religious scholars speaking and encouraging them of efforts for the country’s development, ... Full story

Hundreds of addicts moved to Kabul vocational center

KABUL: A campaign launched by the government on Sunday, collected 350 addicts from a Kabul area and moved them to vocational center.  The addicts were living ... Full story

CE Office statement on Dec. 27. 1979

CE Office called the former Soviet invasion, the beginning of a calamity in Afghanistan. The Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan on December 27, 1979 that resulted in ... Full story

40 development projects completed in Bamyan

At a cost of AFN 59,594,000 funded by the National Solidarity Programme of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) including 10% community contribution ... Full story

Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

The Soviet invasion and subsequent war with Afghanistan (1979-1989) stands out in particular, as a lasting legacy of the Cold War. Globally, its outcome continues ... Full story

Salma Dam; source of hope for sustainable agriculture in Herat

Abdullah 35 is a resident of Gozarah district, Herat province who is involved in agriculture since adolescent. Although most Afghan peasants complain on shortage of water ... Full story

Korean city of Daegu goes global

GSLF 2015 has the universal message of sustainable development through Saemaul Undong (SMU) ... Full story

Excerpts of speech delivered by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during inauguration of new Afghan Parliament complex in Kabul

Excellency President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Excellency Dr. Abdullah, Honorable Speaker of Wolesi Jirga and the Chairman of Meshrano Jirga, distinguished Members of both Houses. Eight centuries ... Full story

US oil ban reversal not to harm Iran: NIOC chief

Iran says it will suffer the least among oil producers from the US decision to lift a 40-year ban on exporting crude oil. “With the liberation ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah lauded Afghan team efforts in construction of new parliament complex

Kabul: Chief Executive of the Islamic  Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday in Sapidar Palace with three members of Afghan team who suffered ... Full story

Chief Executive reviews earthquake damages, instructs line ministers to dispatch relief team

Kabul: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan chairing the High Commission for Disaster, reviewed the damages caused by the Friday ... Full story

Domestic revenue sees drastic surge this year: Minister

KABUL: Speaking to reporters here in Kabul, Minister of Finance, Eklil Hakimi, said that the policy of the National Unity Government is to help self-sufficiency ... Full story

Afghanistan Hidden Treasures Exhibition inaugurated in Japan’s Kyushu Museum

KABUL: The Exhibition of the Hidden Treasures from Kabul National Museum opened in Kyushu National Museum of Japan’s Fukuoka city here the other day by ... Full story

Pakistan army chief to visit Kabul in push for peace talks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Army Chief General Raheel Sharif is expected to visit Kabul today to hold talks with the country’s top civil and military leaders. The visit ... Full story

We clear Sangin district: MoI spokesman

Kabul: The Interior Ministry spokesman briefed regarding the security improvement in some parts of Helmand province. Interior Ministry spokesman, Seddiq Seddeqi told yesterday at a ... Full story

Scores injured as magnitude-6.3 earthquake jolts Afghanistan, Pakistan

KABUL:  A 6.3-magnitude earthquake centered in the Hindu Kush jolted Afghanistan and Pakistan late Friday, leaving dozens of people injured just two months after a killer ... Full story

Afghanistan beats Zimbabwe in ODI series

Afghanistan bowled out Zimbabwe for a paltry 82 to win the first one-day international by 49 runs on Friday in Sharjah, UAE. Afghanistan had been dismissed ... Full story

ATRA department to prepare Senate TV frequency

Kabul: Fazl Hadi Muslimyar, speaker of the Senate met with the officials of the ATRA department and exchanged views on  the establishing of Senate TV ... Full story

A friend in-need India gives democracy a new home in Afghanistan

India has played an important role in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Afghanistan. Indian policy in Afghanistan is based on the understanding that democracy and ... Full story

SAFF Cup: For Afghans, football is more than just winning titles

Football is not just a game for Afghanistan, but it represents hope for 32 million people in a war-torn country. For people living a life ... Full story

TAPI; base of economic change, step-up towards peace & security

The TAPI—Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India signed great economic project could get officially kicked off after almost two decades of preliminary layout, by the member ... Full story

CE meets Indian Prime Minister

KABUL: Afghanistan’s Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in his meeting with Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister discussing different points related to the agendas, the ... Full story

Messages on Milad-al-Nabi

KABUL: Afghanistan’s Chief Executive, Dr Abdullah Abdullah in his message on the Birthday of The Great Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) denounced extremism and fundamentalism contrary to ... Full story

Afghan repatriates, IDPs need urgent support

Releasing a report, the AIHRC has expressed concern over increased number of repatriates and IDPs in the country. Chairwoman of AIHRC, Sima Samar who was ... Full story

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Government committed to bring reforms in electoral system: Hashemi

The Afghan authorities are committed to bring reforms in electoral system to pave the way for a transparent and fair and acceptable election, said deputy ... Full story

U.S. provides $50 million for instant creation of jobs in Afghanistan

The U.S. government is investing an additional $50 million in two on-going projects to stimulate immediate job creation for the Afghan people, a statement from ... Full story

Clinton a 'liar' for ISIS recruiting claim: Trump

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday that Democrat Hillary Clinton was a "liar" for claiming that his proposal to ban entry of ... Full story

Electoral reforms commission submits final drafts to Chief Executive

KABUL: After the five months of its consecutive works, the special commission for electoral reforms submitted its final reforms draft to country’s Chief Executive, and ... Full story

Baghlan elders call on Danesh

KABUL:  A number of northern Baghlan elders in their meeting with the second vice president, Sarwar Danesh discussed the core problem of their province, asking ... Full story

FM appreciates Indian assistance to Afghanistan

Kabul: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani met in his office with Indian ambassador Amar Sinha yesterday afternoon. At the ... Full story

Spain committed to continued support of NUG

KABUL: The National Security Advisor, Mohammad Hanif Atmar met with the ambassador of Kingdom of Spain in Kabul yesterday. During this meeting Atmar condemned attack in ... Full story

Sangin has not fallen to Taliban: MoD official

LASHKARGAH: Media reports suggest fallen of Sangin district to Taliban after heavy clashes among the security forces and the militants, but Dawlat Waziri, spokesperson for ... Full story

Scientific conference held

KABUL: Under the title of “Peace, the demand of every people and effort for peace is the obligation of all of us”a conference was held ... Full story

Zia Massoud calls for peace, reconciliation and brotherhood

KABUL: The special envoy of president on reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud has called for peace, reconciliation and brotherhood to build and develop ... Full story

Yalda night, accepted traditions

In the old Ariayee culture and calendar, the last night of Qaws was called as the “Yalda Night”, the longest night of the year that ... Full story

Growing noise pollution negatively affects human psyche

Besides air pollution, noise disturbance is a problem which can negatively affect human psyche. On increasing air pollution, in particular noise pollution and the plans to ... Full story

Afghanistan wins approval to join WTO

The government of Afghanistan in November 2004 had applied for the full membership in WTO that fortunately obtained it this year. The Office of WTO is located in Genoa of Swiss which has 163 main members and 30 warden members. ... Full story

Afghans with unity want positive change: President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said yesterday that all the people of Afghanistan with unity and same voice support positive change, regional and international cooperation. Addressing ... Full story

Milad-ul-Nabi observed

Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) message is brotherhood, justice and peace: President Ghani ... Full story

VP Danesh chairs meeting of Justice, Judiciary Committee

KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh chaired the meeting of Justice and Judiciary Committee here yesterday, BNA reported. In the meeting matters relating the demand of ... Full story

Jahani in Niger to attend OIC Culture Ministers meeting

KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture left yesterday for Niger to participate in 9th Islamic Countries Information and Culture Ministers’ Conference which ... Full story

MoUs signed between youth affairs deputy ministry, higher education institutes

KABUL: Dr. Kamal Saadat, Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs for Information and Culture has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with a number of higher education ... Full story

Documents on 117931 square meters of Hamid Karzai airport submitted to CMs

KABUL: Documents with regard to 117931 square meters after investigation by the commission under First Deputy to Chief Executive, Eng. Mohammad Khan was handed over ... Full story

Daesh takes to airwaves; illegal media activity needs to be halted

The so-called Islamic State militants have launched a radio station in eastern Nangarhar province, aiming to recruit the country’s youth. The “Voice of the Caliphate” ... Full story

CPSA can do more if is free of authoritarian attitude

The Council for Protection and Stability of Afghanistan (CPSA) as a political course can offer required advice to the current government regarding to restoring stability, ... Full story

Dignitaries of Itefaq Township call on VP

KABUL: A number of dignitaries of Itefaq township and Tapa-e-Sangar located West of Kabul called on second vice president Sarwar Danesh. In the meeting, the elders ... Full story

Agreement inked to bolster energy infrastructure

KABUL: The minister for finance Eklil Hakimi inked agreement with the head of Asian Development Bank (ADB) here yesterday under which the bank would provide ... Full story

Public support essential for ANSF, Uloomi

KABUL: Noorulhaq Uloomi, Minister of Interior in a meeting yesterday with governor of Kunar said the enemy would take the dream of deteriorating the situation ... Full story

Defense chief Carter commits to support for Afghan security forces

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Masoom Stanikzai on Friday in Jalalabad that the United States is trying to prevent the Islamic State from gaining a foothold in the nation. ... Full story

Former President attends praying ceremony

KABUL: Hamid Karzai, former President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan participated in praying ceremony of deceased Haji Sardar Mohammad Khan, brother of the country’s ... Full story

Japan announces new project to boost agricultural livelihood production in Afghanistan

KABUL: The Government of Japan, through the technical assistance of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, ... Full story

Minister of petroleum briefs house on TAPI project

KABUL: General session of House of People was held yesterday under the chairmanship of speaker of the house Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi. The session was attended ... Full story

TAPI gas pipeline: ADB to fund 3pc of Afghanistan’s equity

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) approved on Friday the $200 million equity participation in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (Tapi) Pipeline Company and signing of the investment ... Full story

Football manager Jose Mourinho sacked by Chelsea

 London: Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager of Premier League champions Chelsea on Thursday after a calamitous run of results left the west London club one point ... Full story

Shah Rukh Khan's 'Dilwale' faces protest over intolerance comment

 New Delhi: Angered by Shah Rukh Khan's statement on intolerance in the country, several Bharatiya Janata Party and Bajrang Dal protesters staged protest across some parts of the ... Full story

Is a robot threatening your job?

With the advent of every new aspect of technology, peoples' speculation on when their skills and labour should become replaceable increases. ... Full story

Afghanistan’s accession to WTO

Afghanistan on Thursday wins approval to join World Trade Organization (WTO) as the member so that to boost the war-torn nation’s economy, build peace and ... Full story

SCO’s effective role for Afghanistan stability

The 14th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) conference can play effective role in stability of the war-stricken Afghanistan, if it could use opportunity in its interest, ... Full story

Air pollution threatens public health

Kabul citizens in their brief conversations with The Kabul Times expressed concerns over what they called critical air pollution in the capital, where mass population ... Full story

TAPI project revives historical ties between Afghanistan and regional countries, President Ghani

KABUL: The cabinet of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held meeting the other day. At the outset of ... Full story

Perpetrators of Syedabad mortar fire to be executed: President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani visited Wardak’s provincial capital Maidan Shahr and besides expressing sympathy with the families of martyrs also met their heirs yesterday, ... Full story

China to help Afghanistan rebuild infrastructures

KABUL: The Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in the sideline of 14th meeting of prime ministers of the members of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in ... Full story

Afghanistan wins approval to join WTO

KABUL: Afghanistan has obtained the World Trade Organization (WTO) membership in ministerial conference held in Nairobi, capital city of Kenya. Chief executive first deputy Eng. Mohammad ... Full story

Afghan citizens based in Saudi Arabia to benefit new electronic passports

KABUL: Dr. Nasir Ahmad Andesha, Deputy Minister of Administrative and Finance for Foreign Affairs and his accompanying delegation has paid a visit to Saudi Arabia ... Full story

FM meets NATO deputy secretary general

KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs met the other day with NATO general secretary operation deputy Patric Torner here in Kabul. In the meeting, minister ... Full story

Atmar meets Iranian Ambassador to Kabul

KABUL: Mohammad Hanif Atmar, National Security Advisor met the other day with Iranian ambassador to Kabul Mohammad Raza Bahrami. In the meeting, both sides discussed related ... Full story

National Procurement Commission approves 61 contracts worth Afs 3.4 billion

KABUL: The National Procurement Commission in its meeting chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani here in Arg yesterday approved 61 contracts worth 3 billion and ... Full story

Camp Phoenix to be changed into treatment center for drug addicts: President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in meeting with a number of ministers discussed providing social support to the drug addicts and the ways and means ... Full story

President Ghani condoles death of Khwaja Abdul Fatah Sediqi

KABUL: Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a message has condoled the demise of the country’s top police officer Khwaja Abdul ... Full story

Some govt. institutions owed from Breshna

KABUL: A spokesman for Breshna Sherkat has said a number of government institutions have not paid their electricity bills so far. Speaking to journalists in a ... Full story

President Ghani chairs meeting on recovering Kabul Bank dues

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired a meeting on recovering the dues of Kabul Bank and recovering the debts here in Arg yesterday. After listening ... Full story

MoIC Declaration

KABUL: Regulation draft for establishment and operation of private mass media encompassing 4 chapters and 41 articles was approved four months ago by the cabinet ... Full story

Afghanistan expectation from SCO meeting

The 14th session of SCO is held at a time that our region is posed to threats against security, stability more than ever. Extremism and ... Full story

Is UNSC’s women resolution operational in Afghanistan?

Since the fifteen years implementation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325, question rises that have the policies on women, peace and security ... Full story

Optimisms about Turkmen’s Afghan peace talks support

Afghanistan’s key partner, Turkmenistan has announced support to the repeatedly failed peace process in the war-ragged nation, amid the country’s statesmen’s efforts to resume the ... Full story

U.S. seeks more Turkish help against ISIS

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter urged Turkey on Tuesday to do more to help destroy Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants as he ... Full story

All country’s universities to be connected with optic fiber network: President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said yesterday that all the universities in Afghanistan would be connected with optic fiber network.  Addressing the conference on “Higher Education ... Full story

President Ghani meets Kabul Mandavi affected shopkeepers

KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with affected shopkeepers whose shops have recently burned in Zardad market of ... Full story

CE seeks Afghanistan SCO’s permanent membership

KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah who is representing Afghanistan at Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) at 14th prime ministers’ meeting of the member states in ... Full story

VP insists on soon declaration of election time

KABUL: UN deputy special envoy to Afghanistan and member of special electoral reforms commission Tadamichi Yamamoto and head of the commission Shah Sultan Akefi called on ... Full story

Chief Executive Deputy saddened over Behsoud incident

KABUL: Eng. Mohammad Khan, Chief Executive First Deputy was deeply saddened over martyring 8 members of a family including women and children in Behsoud district ... Full story

FM meets Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Kabul

KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs met yesterday with Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Kabul Musafir Abdul Rahman al-Ghasib here in Kabul. In the meeting, the ... Full story

Justice should be ensured for women rights: First Lady

KABUL: Afghanistan’s first lady Bibi Gul Ghani has called for ensuring justice to women languishing in prison. In her message readout at the conference on ... Full story

Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif to visit Kabul

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif is visiting Kabul reportedly to talk about reviving the stalled peace dialogues between Afghan government and ... Full story

A step towards convergence

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has time and again said that Afghanistan is in favor of creation of regional consensus, a consensus that could be a ... Full story

TAPI to boost Afghanistan’s bankrupted economy

The leaders of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India officially opened the TAPI gas transmission pipe line project. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan, President Gurbanguly ... Full story

Int’l Migrants Day marked in Kabul

KABUL: International Emigration Day was celebrated yesterday in a ceremony held in Kabul with participation of government officials and political figures of the country. In the ... Full story

Ghorband dignitaries call on VP Danesh

KABUL: A delegation of elders and notables from Ghorband district of Parwan province called on second vice president Sarwar Danesh here yesterday, BNA reported. The dignitaries ... Full story

Afghanistan domestic revenues increased

KABUL: Afghanistan current year’s incomes have increased comparing to last year. Speaking to lawmakers in general session of House of People, Minister of Finance Ekleel Hakimi ... Full story

Bamyan joined UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network

Bamyan is now joining UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network which invites 47 cities from 33 countries as part of the network in seven creative fields — ... Full story

CJ asks for expansion of British aids to judicial zones

KABUL: Chief Justice (CJ) of Supreme Court Sayed Yousuf Halim met with British deputy ambassador to Kabul here yesterday. In the meeting, the British deputy ambassador ... Full story

Stop global warming!

Help earth to be a better place for next generation.

Conserve the environment through responsible stewardship

 Forests are from among natural resources of our country and its cutting and smuggling to abroad, is an admissible act. Lack of security, continuation of civil ... Full story

Third wave of youth desertion in the past four decades

 The third biggest desertion wave of youth in the last 40 years was discussed in an open Jirga as in the recent six months, about ... Full story

Pakistan should take practical, sincere steps in war on terror

 If one talks on restoration of peace in Afghanistan, all eyes are immediately pinned to the role of neighboring Pakistan. Because the country played outstanding ... Full story

Uzbekistan announces 2016 as year of healthy mother and child

 A solemn meeting devoted to the 23rd anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan took place on December 5 at the Palace of ... Full story

What does Jihad Mean?

         Jihad is a concept, a principle functioning as a guideline for the thoughts and actions of Muslims. There has been an ... Full story

Hezb ut-Tahrir; an emerging threat to national security

 As one of the non-military branches of terrorist groups, the Hezb-e-Tahrir party is extensively involved in terrorist activities in Afghanistan.  Established by a Palestinian Sheikh Taqiuddin, ... Full story

Ataturk hospital upgraded, Dr. Abdullah vows to improve health services

 KABUL: The 200-bed national Ataturk hospital was formally inaugurated in a ceremony held here yesterday. In his opening remarks, the chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah thanked ... Full story

Abdul Bari Jahani visits national museum

 KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture has visited national museum. Jahani, accompanied by deputy finance and administrative minister Zardasht Shams and media ... Full story

Afghanistan, Iraq suffer common pain, Jahani

 KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture met yesterday with acting Ambassador of Iraq to Kabul, Muzaffar Zaidan Khalaf here in Kabul. In the ... Full story

Sheerpur attackers gunned down, police ends siege

 KABUL: Interior Ministry spokesman Seddiq Seddiqi said yesterday that all the four attackers were killed and the operations against terrorists in Shirpor locality of Kabul ... Full story

Minister Jahani meets head of All-India Pashtoons’ Jirga

 KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture met yesterday with head of All-India Pashtoons Jirga, Sayeed Lala Khan. In the meeting, head of the ... Full story

MoIC vows to include Herat in UNESCO’s world heritage sites

 KABUL: Minister of Information and Culture Abdul Bari Jahani has said that the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has been striving to include Herat ... Full story

NUG committed to ensure political experts’ security

 Media have recently reported on a failed attack against Jawed Kohistani a political analyst by unidentified men but he escaped the attempt. Following the attack against ... Full story

Erosive wars, violence affect women’s life: Open Jirga

 Although the Afghan women managed to gain certain achievements in different fields, but the rate of violence have increased against women. What are the reasons affecting ... Full story

NDS Acting Chief Appointed

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani after accepting the resignation of Rahmatullah Nabil, as Chief of National Directorate for Security (NDS) the other day, appointed Massoud ... Full story

‘Taliban are not Afghan phenomenon,’ President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad the other day said that Taliban are not Afghani ... Full story

Massoud hails Kunduz commanders

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud, Deputy to Jamiat-e-Islami and President’s Special Envoy on Reforms and Good Governance held meeting with 20 Jihadi commanders of Kunduz here ... Full story

Procedure of activities for commission on addressing violence against media, journalists approved

 KABUL: A session of commission on addressing violence against media and journalists was held Wednesday under the chairwomanship of Sayeeda Mojgan Mostafavi, Deputy MoIC on ... Full story

Annual conference of provincial youth directors held

 KABUL: Deputy Ministry of Information and Culture on Youth Affairs held Wednesday the annual session of provincial directors of youth affairs here in Kabul. In the ... Full story

Car bomb hits Kabul

 KABUL: A heavy explosion rocked capital Kabul around 6:00 pm yesterday.  The blast has taken place in the vicinity of Sherpoor area of the city. Sediq Sediqi, ... Full story

Minister Jahani visits Herat

MoIC making efforts to construct, supervise historical monuments Art show held ... Full story

Islamabad HAC & Afghans’ peace doubt

 Islamabad hosts the fifth round of Heart of Asia Conference, which, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani believed would mostly discuss Afghanistan issue. Representatives from over thirty countries ... Full story

World should prevent terrorism supporters, equippers

 Recently, the US deputy assistant secretary of defense David Sedney said, ‘Pakistan financially and logistically supports Afghani Taliban.’ In a meeting with US lawmakers, Mr. Sedney ... Full story

In commemoration of a brave woman from Laghman

 We already know that women are half of the society’s body. In primary societies, women were involved to provide livelihood, cattle breading, ensuring security with ... Full story

Ways to be sought for settlement of migration problem

 The process of migration and asylum seeking to western countries is costly and dangerous. It was stated by president Ghani and emphasized that we should ... Full story

Afghanistan conference opens, hopes for peace talks slim

 A conference aimed at shoring up support for war-ravaged Afghanistan opened in the Pakistani capital on Tuesday, with a top Afghan official calling for an ... Full story

Sans implementation of justice, ensuring human rights impossible

 Dec 10th was nominated by the UN as the world human rights day. After the WW-II, when the UN charter was codified, representations of different ... Full story

NUG leaders meet German defense minister

  KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met German defense minister Ms. Ursula von der Leyen here in Arg yesterday and exchanged views on matters relating ... Full story

Pul-e-Khumri shopkeepers call on VP Danesh

 KABUL: A number of shopkeepers from Baghlan’s provincial capital Pul-e-Khumri called on second vice president here yesterday and apprised him about their problems. Briefing the vice ... Full story

Minister Jahani pledges to remove Wardak’s cultural problems

 KAUBL: Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani in a meeting with the governor of Maidan/Wardak and a number of the provincial influential figures, ... Full story

Handwriting passports to be replaced with electronic ones soon, Foreign Ministry

 KABUL: Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Naseer Ahmad Andisha met with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Musfer Abdurrahman Al-Ghaseb in the Ministry ... Full story

Heart of Asia-Istanbul process senior official meeting holds in Islamabad

 ISLAMABAD: The Senior Official Meeting of the Heart of Asia/Istanbul Process co-chaired by Mr. Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Deputy Foreign Minister and Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Advisor ... Full story

Ezedyar, Minister Jahani discuss role of media in society

 KABUL: Senate’s First Deputy in a meeting yesterday with Minister of Information and Culture Abdul Bari Jahani discussed a range of complaints received by senate. ... Full story

Resumption of stalled peace talks amid Taliban turmoil

 The peace process, however, faces huge challenges. Kabul is deeply suspicious of Islamabad’s motives in facilitating talks with Taliban whom it says Pakistan covertly supports ... Full story

Firm determination needed to uproot corruption

 Corruption as the most heinous phenomenon has roughly overwhelmed Afghanistan and defamed and posed the country among those world countries, with ever worst and scandalous ... Full story

Europe committed to continued long-term partnership with Afghanistan

 These commitments will support the government’s strategies to accelerate its reform agenda, expand jobs throughout the country through investments in energy, transportation, factories, training and ... Full story

UK leader to visit flood-hit northern England, Scotland

 Prime Minister David Cameron has chaired the government’s emergency response committee after record rainfall hit northern England and Scotland, flooding some 2,000 homes. Cameron is visiting ... Full story

Europe committed to continued long-term partnership with Afghanistan

President Ghani returns home with deep, concrete commitments from key European nations   ... Full story

People’s cooperation with government ensures security: Danesh

 KABUL: The second vice president Sarwar Danesh in meeting with a delegation of elders from Jalriz district of Wardak province here yesterday said that the ... Full story

Heart of Asia-Istanbul process conference to discuss key regional issues, CM

 KABUL:  The chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has expressed regret over the martyrdom of some countrymen in Wardak province and expressed sympathy with the families ... Full story

NSA chairs leading security sector session

 KABUL: Chaired by National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar, the leading security organ’s session was held yesterday with participation of acting minister of national defense ... Full story

No infrastructural works in govt institutions so far, Massoud

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud, Special Envoy to President on Reforms and Good Governance met yesterday with UNDP chief and his accompanied delegation here in Kabul. In ... Full story

MoIC to renovate Ghashi minaret, Shaikh Mati Baba mausoleum, Jahani

 KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture in a meeting yesterday with Zabul dignitaries heard their problems. In the meeting held with participation of ... Full story

Mostafavi stresses on public awareness of IEDs hazard

 KABUL: A session of public awareness pillar of IEDs was held under the chairwomanship of deputy minister of publication affairs for Information and Culture here ... Full story

Muslimyar meets Russian Ambassador

 KABUL: Chairman of Senate Fazal Hadi Muslimyar met Russian ambassador to Afghanistan here yesterday and stressed for accelerating the implementation of the commitment made by ... Full story

MoPH marks World Health Workers day

 KABUL: The Public Health Ministry in a ceremony held here yesterday marked the International Day on Health Workers, BNA reported.  President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in his ... Full story

Mysteries behind Taliban disagreement

 Media have recently reported that new Taliban’s leader Mullah Akhter Mansoor was wounded or even killed in a fierce inter-militants’ clash in Quetta city of ... Full story

How to tackle unemployment prevent ‘Brain Drain’

 Constitutionally, in order to tackle poverty, the government has to provide job opportunities to the unemployed people. Despite more than the last thirteen years of the ... Full story

Afghan peace efforts in vain unless Pakistan changes policy

 Kabul in its endeavors to end the worst erosive and meaningless war and reopen a comprehensive peace dialogue with the armed oppositions would be in ... Full story

London metro stabbing treated as ‘terror incident’

 A man wielding a knife slashed a man in an east London metro station on Saturday, reportedly screaming “this is for Syria”, before police used ... Full story

President Ghani attends graduation ceremony of policewomen

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended the graduation ceremony of policewomen who studied in Police Academy of Turkey, here yesterday. In a ceremony held here in ... Full story

NPC approves 8 contracts

 KABUL: The National Procurement Commission (NPC) with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair here yesterday approved eight contracts worth up to 900 million Afghanis. ... Full story

Insecurity, unemployment and non-implementation of law still main challenges, Danesh

 KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh has said that the security incidents, high rate of unemployment and lack of implementation of law are still the ... Full story

MoIC stresses on expansion of cultural cooperation with Egypt

 KABUL: Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani in a meeting with the Egyptian Ambassador to Kabul insisted on cultural cooperation between the two ... Full story