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German special envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan calls on president Ghani, CE

 Kabul: The special envoy of Germany on Afghanistan and Pakistan, called on president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani here in Arg yesterday and besides exchanging views on ... Full story

President Ghani enquires terror attack’s victims

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani visited hospital and enquires about the health of the victims of terrorist attack including lawmaker Gul Padshah Majidi here yesterday. A ... Full story

Farkhunda had no link to foreign embassies: Uloomi

 KABUL: Interior Minister, Noorul Haq Uloomi has rejected allegations and said no evidence is available to prove Farkhunda’s link to foreign embassies in the gruesome ... Full story

FM Rabbani offers condolence over Ghani assassination

 KABUL: Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani has offered condolence message over the martyrdom of young diplomat Aziz Ghani Jan the head of protocol department of the ... Full story

Commission on monitoring products, import and supplying food stuff holds meeting

 Kabul: The high commission on monitoring products, import and supplying food stuff with Ahmad Zia Masoud the president’s special envoy on reforms and good governance ... Full story

Ex-president contributes US $50,000 to Higher Education Ministry

 KABUL: Former president Hamid Karzai has granted $50,000 in the form of scholarships to Afghan students. Last week, Karzai visited Australia to address the Young Presidents ... Full story

Russian ambassador calls on Atifmal

 KABUL: The Russian Federation ambassador to Afghanistan called on Atiqullah Atifmal the deputy on administrative affairs of the ministry of foreign affairs here yesterday and ... Full story

Public Health Minister visits eastern provinces

 KABUL: The minister of public heath Dr. Firozuddin Firoz visited the eastern provinces and during his visit to Nangarhar laid the foundation stone of supplementary ... Full story

Afghanistan’s big project: a train to Europe

 Looking beyond the security troubles plaguing the country, President Ashraf Ghani outlined plans on his trip to US to build a strategic railroad stretching from ... Full story

Farkhunda’s death fuels anti-extremism protests

 Last week, over two thousand people, some wearing mask depicting the bloodstained feature of a 27-year-old woman Farkhunda staged rally in Kabul Tuesday denouncing extremism ... Full story

Pakistan making sincere efforts in peace negotiations, US special envoy

  Recently, Pakistan had fundamental changes in its ties with Afghanistan and these changes regard positive steps for cooperation of this country towards bringing peace ... Full story

Green environment a necessity

 Spring is the season of new beginnings. Fresh buds bloom and animals awaken and the earth seems to come to life again. Farmers and gardeners ... Full story

First wool processing factory in Afghanistan

 Adeen Wardak Wool Washing and Carpet Weaving factory was established and started official activities in 1932 in the area of Qala-e- Ghulam Haidar Khan, Paghman ... Full story

Women celebrate New Year in Shahrara Garden

 A number of Afghan women marked advent of spring in Bagh-e-Zanana, Kabul, reports The Kabul Times reporter adding that with the beginning of the new ... Full story

In memory of martyr Farkhunda

 Although martyred Farkhunda became eternal in the contemporary history of Afghanistan like Malalai, Alayee, Rabia Balkhi and other hero and epic making ladies of Afghanistan ... Full story

Electoral system requires fundamental reforms

 Reforms in the rank of election commission is one of the necessitates that the people of Afghanistan are really keen to see it as they ... Full story

President Ghani wins US trust

 KABUL: The US-based publication, the Foreign Policy has described President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s recent visit to the United States of America as successful, adding the ... Full story

AGO to address Farkhunda’s killing case within month

KABUL: Attorney General Office (AGO) says investigation process of those accused of Farkhunda’s killing will be addressed in a month. Abdul Baser Azizi, spokesman of ... Full story

Zulfiqar operation smashes Taliban sanctuaries in Helmand: Waziri

 KABUL: The Deputy spokesman to Defense Ministry, Dawlat Waziri has described the ongoing military operations in the southern Helmand province against Taliban dubbed “Zulfiqar” has ... Full story

Commission to organize symposium on Amir Ali Shir Nawayee holds meeting

 KABUL: The preparation commission to organize international symposium on renowned scholar, poet and writer Amir Ali Shir Nawayee with acting minister of information & culture, ... Full story

“Farkhunda volleyball tournament” kicks off in Kabul

A female volleyball tournament "Farkhunda Cup" has been kicked off in Kabul in remembrance of 27-year-old Farkhunda who was killed and burnt last week. Being held ... Full story

University entry test’s top winners appreciated

 KABUL: Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice President praised yesterday a number of students for obtaining top scores in the university entry test. The second vice president congratulated ... Full story

Afghan Protein Factory produces nine million eggs within five years

  The Afghan protein company was established and started activities in Herat in 1393 with an initial capital of Afs 145 million an area of ... Full story

Prospect of geologists in Afghanistan

 Although comprehensive geological studies have not taken place in Afghanistan so far, but historically Afghanistan has been reputable for rich mines and underground natural resources. ... Full story

Afghans’ expectation from president’s U.S. tour achievements

 The five-day working visit of leaders of national unity government from the US took place last week till once more, the political ties between Kabul-Washington ... Full story

Afghan peace efforts amid U.S. slowing down troop withdrawal

  President Obama’s announcement for slowing down the U.S troop withdrawal from the country is an acceptable course correction. Keeping troop level at their current strength will ... Full story

Balanced partnership, NUG principle

KABUL: A number of social and political activists and cultural figures called on chief executive deputy Mohammad Muhaqiq yesterday here in Kabul. The participants in the ... Full story

ACA to boost cultural cooperation with Chile

 KABUL: The Chile-based Afghanistan Cultural Association (ACA) stressed for boosting cultural relations between the two countries. In talks with BNA, Mohammad Zaman Ghaznawi the head of ... Full story

Fighting terrorism requires regional cooperation: President Ghani

 KABUL: Terrorists don’t recognize borders and fighting terror menace requires close cooperation of regional countries, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said in his address at Foreign ... Full story

Our main goal is to change Afghanistan into cross road of cooperation: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in his address at Columbia University in New York in his last day of tour to the US said that ... Full story

Afghan and US leaders stress on enhanced bilateral cooperation

 On the third day of his visit, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met this morning (US local time) in the White House with Barack Obama, President ... Full story

Atlantic Council confers “Distinguished Leadership Award” to president Ghani

 KABUL: The Atlantic Council conferred the outstanding leadership award to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during his visit to the United States of America. In a meeting ... Full story

President Ghani expresses sympathy with Germany, Spain over plane crash

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has expressed sympathy with the governments of Germany and Spain over crash of German Airbus 320 the German-wings in southern ... Full story

Ban Ki-moon emphasizes on UN continued support to Afghanistan

 KABUL: The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon in meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in New York emphasized for the world body’s continued support ... Full story

New chapter opens in relations between Afghanistan, US

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan briefed journalists in a session yesterday in Afghanistan embassy to Washington related to ... Full story

Those behind Farkhunda’s incident cannot be called Afghan: Acting women minister

 A reception entitled “The year ahead for Afghan women” was jointly organized by Canadian and French embassy on March 25th at the compound of French ... Full story

A scene of historical Shadian Gate

A scene of historical Shadian Gate located in historical city of Mazar-i-Sharif the capital city of Balkh province. In ancient times, Bukhdi or today Balkh was the trade center that the caravan of merchandized were entering into historical city of Mazar-i-Sharif through this gate. This monument has special artichectural importance.

ERC chairwoman pledges fundamental electoral reforms

 The authorities of Electoral Reforms Commission(ERC) said that they have started preliminary activities and the Afghan people would be witnessing achievements in this direction in ... Full story

Political, expertise elements of NUG

 Elements of the government: 1- People or population: Existence of a crowd of people is one of the basic elements for formation  of government who form the governments ... Full story

Afghanistan, US open new chapter in ties

 During the historic visit to Washington of President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah, Afghan and U.S. ... Full story

Bus passengers killed in Afghanistan attack

  Armed men have killed 13 passengers travelling on a bus towards southern Afghanistan, officials say, the latest attack to target civilians in the country’s conflict. With ... Full story

NUG leaders meet Kerry, Carter at Camp David

WASHINGTON: Highlighting significant improvements in the U.S.-Afghan relationship since Afghanistan’s new unity government took office, the Obama administration announced several new initiatives to support their ... Full story

Mahboobullah Mohibi appointed as Acting Governor for Kabul

KABAUL: Mahboobullah Mohibi has been appointed as the Acting Governor for Kabul province through a decree from President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. He is replacing Abdul Jabar ... Full story

Tuberculosis kills 13,000 Afghans every year

 KABUL: World Tuberculosis Day was celebrated yesterday around the world to raise awareness and call for more effective measures to combat tuberculosis (TB), one of ... Full story

Over 1100 people victims of traffic incidents in 1393: Officials

 General directorate of traffic of ministry of interior says that comparing 1392, the casualties stem from traffic incidents has been reduced 20 percent in 1393. After ... Full story

Cabinet completion raises people trust to NUG

After much bargaining between National Unity Government (NUG) leaders, recently seventeen more cabinet ministers introduced to parliament and put an end to people concern in ... Full story

Afghan-US leaders lay groundwork to bolster relations

Since the US interference in Afghanistan and oust of Taliban regime with the UN Security Council permission, the relations between Afghanistan and the US was ... Full story

Afghan partnership with US is ‘foundational’: President Ghani

 PENTAGON: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani visited the Pentagon Monday to thank U.S. troops for their sacrifice and struggle in his country, honoring them “on behalf ... Full story

Islamabad plans to build Peshawar-Kabul motorway

 KABUL: Islamabad planned to construct a motorway from Peshawar to Kabul and a feasibility study for the project would be commissioned soon, the Pakistan ambassador ... Full story

Russian ambassador calls on Muslimyar

 KABUL: Russian ambassador to Afghanistan had a courtesy meeting with Senate chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar yesterday and besides congratulated Nawroz said that Russia wants an ... Full story

Commission tasked to review terrorist attack on Faryab tribal elders

 KABUL: Based on articles (23th), (64th) and (75th) of Afghanistan constitution, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, First Vice and acting President of the Islamic Republic of ... Full story

Measures taken to stave off enemy’s spring offensive: MoI

 MoI authorities said that this is the first spring in which ANSF will be fighting alone and independently against insurgent groups, and all essential security ... Full story

Major programs are in hand to grow agriculture sector, Kunduzi

 The ministry of agriculture, irrigation and animal husbandry reported about implementation of great programs for the growth of agriculture and marketing of agricultural products and ... Full story

Can cities save Afghanistan?

(Part II)  “[T]here’s no such thing as a poor urbanized country; there’s no such thing as a rich rural country.” Density and heterogeneity, according to Glaeser, ... Full story

Farkhunda victimized over wrong allegation

 The last Thursday tragic incident in which a young muslim girl known as Farkhunda was mercilessly assassinated by locals including few cads, corrupt and rascals ... Full story

Afghan-Pak unannounced enmity should be ended, President Ghani

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a meeting with a number of international journalists spoke about various issues and ... Full story

NUG leaders arrive in Washington

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the country left Saturday night for five-day ... Full story

New picks to complete cabinet slot introduced

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has introduced 16 new nominees for winning vote of confidence to parliament. In a list ... Full story

New academic year begins

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani rang the bell of school on Thursday and formally inaugurated the education year of 1394. In a ceremony held here in ... Full story

Farkhunda laid to rest amid calls for justice

President Ghani orders probe into Farkhunda’s death incident ... Full story

Abbey incident victims assisted

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met Friday with a number of Sufis of Bahaduria Khanqah at the Presidential Palace. In ... Full story

Peace talks necessary for Afghans: Gen. Dostum

 KABUL: The First Vice President, General Abdul Rashid Dostum has described peace the prime need of Afghans, saying achieving peace through dialogue is essential for ... Full story

Special commission tasked for electoral system reforms

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a decree has tasked a special commission of electoral reforms led by Shukria ... Full story

Are we going to kill them all? Are we going to put them in prison!?

 Volkan Bozkir, Turkey’s minister of European affairs and chief negotiator, called for ground troops to combat the so-called Islamic State. “We can’t get rid of ... Full story

TAPI among key projects to be implement

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met the ministers of Petroleum from Turkmenistan, India and Pakistan as well as head of Asian Development Bank here in ... Full story

UN condemns public lynching and burning of mentally ill woman

KABUL: The United Nations condemns, in the strongest terms, the brutal killing and burning of a 27 year old mentally ill woman. On 19 March, an ... Full story

Nawruz Jubilee opens with farmer festival, agricultural products exhibition

  KABUL: The Nawruz here in Kabul which falls on March 21 opened with farmer festival and agriculture-industrial exhibition here in Badam Bagh locality of Kabul. Inaugurated ... Full story

US support vital in war on terror: Abidi

 KABUL: Spokesman for Presidential Palace, Abid Abidi said that the support of United States of America in the war on terror is essential. He made the ... Full story

Mosadiq Khalili congratulates Nawruz

KABUL: Acting Minister of Information & Culture (MoIC) Sayed Mosadiq Khalili congratulated the herald of Nawruz to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Vice Presidents, Chief Executive ... Full story

Afghanistan committed to provide ways for access to information

 KABUL: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is committed to provide ways for access to information for improving and strengthening freedom of speech based on Afghanistan ... Full story

People impatiently waiting for NUG leaders’ US visit consequences

 President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah left for a five-day visit to the US, where both ... Full story

There was nothing honorable when a woman set ablaze by mob in Kabul

 Two days before Nawruz or the New Year celebration marked by Afghanistan and many other Central Asian countries, Kabul faced an unprecedented horror that left ... Full story

Can cities save Afghanistan?

Urbanization is the future. Afghanistan needs to catch up so it won’t continue to fall behind. ... Full story

HPC, female law makers: Achievements of last 13 years shouldn’t be victimized

 The role and share of women in peace process and reconciliation with armed opponents of the government is very basic and important and no process ... Full story

Over a hundred thousand Afghan women addicted to drugs

 Mah Gul, 45, has been using drugs for the last more than a decade. She is one of hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have ... Full story

We all should cooperate with NUG to remove educational problems

 In the near future, the new academic year to begin in cold regions. With the beginning of every academic year, the apprehensions of families ... Full story

Afghans’ merchandises to transfer abroad by railway

 For the first time, the commercial goods of Afghan merchants to be transferred to overseas through railway of Mazar-i-Sharif- Hairatan to Uzbekistan and from there ... Full story

Nawruzi traditions among engaged couples

 Nawruz is the first day of spring season after which the nature changes face, new hopes appear in the hearts and minds of all people ... Full story

Nawruz; harbinger of peace, friendship

 Nowruz is the ceremony of peace, brotherhood and faith. Nawruz-the moon after the vernal equinox invites us to celebrate the nature- a trend can only ... Full story

UN special envoy’s deputy to Afghanistan calls on CE

 KABUL: UN special envoy deputy to Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto called on Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan at the Sapidar ... Full story

Commission on management of city transport, traffic services holds session

 KABUL: Chaired by special envoy to president on reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud, the session of commission on management of city transportation and ... Full story

Afghanistan becoming good place for women: Rula Ghani

  Turning down concerns about the future of Afghan women, First Lady Rula Ghani said the country was becoming a good place for women who ... Full story

57 tons of low quality medicines destroyed, MoPH says

 KABUL: Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has destroyed 57 tons of low quality and substandard drugs, Dr. Feroz said ... Full story

FM meets Turkish Prime Minister

 ANKARA: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan called Sunday on Ahmad Daud Oghlu, Turkish Prime Minister at the country’s ... Full story

Kabul to host ministerial summit on TAPI gas pipeline project

 KABUL: It is determined that 21st ministerial session on TAPI gas pipeline project to be held tomorrow in Kabul. In the session to be held under ... Full story

Ghazni people, civil activists protest on 31 kidnapped passengers

 GHAZNI: More than one thousand people in Ghazni province including members of the civil society, Ulama and tribal elders demonstrated on releasing of the kidnapped ... Full story

Commission on electoral reforms would soon begin work: Danesh

 KABUL: Second vice president Sarwar Danesh in meeting with the charge-de’affairs of British embassy to Afghanistan here yesterday said that commission on electoral reform would ... Full story

Medicine staples produced in country should be identified

 KABUL: Chaired by special envoy to president on reforms affairs and good governance Ahmad Zia Masoud, a session was held yesterday with participation of officials ... Full story

Six ambulances donated to MoPH to reduce maternal, newborn mortality in Daikundi, Ghor provinces

 KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health received six ambulances as part of the ongoing support provided by the Republic of Korea and UNICEF to save ... Full story

Mawlavi Mahmoud Daraswal passes away

 KABUL: Mawlavi Mahmoud Daraswal, a former servant of the country’s education has passed away. The deceased was in the service of education 53 years and had ... Full story

Counterterrorism MoI top priorities, Uloomi

 KABUL: Noorulhaq Uloomi, minister of interior met yesterday with chairman of the Chinese Institute for Sciences Research here in Kabul. At the meeting, both sides ... Full story

Afghanistan, Pakistan officials discuss Heart of Asia-Istanbul process

 The senior officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan and Pakistan held a meeting on Sunday in Kabul to jointly carry forward the Heart ... Full story

Japan assists $50m to ease Afghanistan’s governmental financial gap

 The Government of Japan will provide the total amount of USD fifty million from its supplementary budget FY 2014 as assistance to government of Afghanistan ... Full story

ANSF would take solo mission next year

 Spring season is nearer and security threats within this season is one of the main concerns of people. But the security authorities of the country ... Full story

Open Jirga: Intra-Afghan dialogue only way to achieve peace, stability

 Despite of the thirteen years efforts of the previous government for ensuring peace and security, all these efforts failed to produce desired outcome. But now ... Full story

Nowroz; fellowship culture among nations

 There has always been certain occasions similar to Nowroz under which nations try to use them a pretext for further closeness with each other. In ... Full story

Land grabbing should be prevented

 Following the collapse of Taliban intransigent regime, land-grabbing has been one of the worst manifestations of growing graft during the past thirteen years in Afghanistan. ... Full story

Saudi’s role in Afghanistan’s peace process

 Afghanistan has amicable ties with all nations of the world especially with Saudi Arabia and seeks the latter to help in peace process and without ... Full story

Continuation of acting ministers’ works concerning

 In a fresh White House statement, US President Barack Obama urged Afghanistan’s national unity government to do its best to complete cabinet by introducing the ... Full story

Eleventh batch of students graduate from Maimanagi

 Science and art are important elements of all cultures. Art introduces traditions, habits and styles of life in society, the Art Gallery of Prof. Ghulam Mohammad ... Full story

Heavy traffic jam concerns Kabul citizens

 A great number of Kabul citizens in a conversation with The Kabul Times reporter expressed their concern over traffic jam in Kabul streets and avenues ... Full story

Economic situation after NUG formation

 However, six months have passed since formation of the National Unity Government (NUG), but the economic situation of the country not only got improved but ... Full story

President Ghani in his tour to Saudi Arabia performs Umra

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and his entourage performed Umra the other day, the President Press Office said in a statement. The president after performing ritual ... Full story

Nuristan elders ask for governor dismissal

 KABUL: A delegation of elders and notables from Nuristan province called on the Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh here yesterday and demanded the dismissal of ... Full story

Bamyan lawmakers, acting governor call on Mohaqiq

 KABUL: Bamyan lawmakers and acting governor called on the second deputy to chief executive of the government, Mohammad Mohaqiq and presented the report on preparation ... Full story

Massoud visits Panjsher victims’ families

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud, special envoy of the president on reforms and good governance went to Panjsher province yesterday to visit victims and survivors of ... Full story

Millions of children to be reached in polio immunization drive

 KABUL: Nearly nine million children throughout Afghanistan will be immunized during a three-day national polio immunization drive launched yesterday.  A formal launch ceremony was hosted by ... Full story

CE, Senate pay tribute to martyrs of 24th Hoot

 KABUL: The uprising of the faithful people of Herat on Hoot 24, 1357 (Feb 15, 1978) against the then infidel and communist regime has served ... Full story

9 abducted civilians released by kidnappers in Ghazni

 GHAZNI CITY: Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, Deputy Governor of Ghazni province told that the kidnappers released nine civilians out of ten they kidnapped from the jurisdiction ... Full story

President Ghani leaves for Saudi Arabia

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani left Kabul for Saudi Arabia yesterday, a statement of Presidential Palace released here said. During the two-day official visit, the president ... Full story

India the 5th largest contributor to Afghanistan: Dr. Abdullah

KABUL: The chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Indian vice president Hamid Ansari on Friday, BNA reported. In the meeting held in friendly environment, matters pertaining ... Full story

NUG is committed to act upon its promises: Danesh

KABUL: The second vice president Sarwar Danesh said yesterday that the national unity government (NUG) is committed to act upon its promises given to the ... Full story

Turkey supports Afghanistan peace efforts

KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, minister of foreign affairs met yesterday with Turkish foreign affairs minister Mawloud Chawosh Oghlo in Turkey. At the meeting, Rabbani while hinting related ... Full story

Wolesi Jirga calls on govt. to complete cabinet

 KABUL: The House of People speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi yesterday expressed concern over incomplete cabinet and called upon the government leadership to introduce the remaining ... Full story

Khalil Karzai meets deputy secretary to EU foreign policy

 KABUL: The deputy to foreign ministry of Afghanistan Hekmat Khalil Karzai met the deputy secretary to foreign policy of European Union (EU) in Tajikistan capital ... Full story

Kabul-Islamabad enter historical phase in ties: Nawaz Sharif

 In his recent utterances on expansion of relations between Afghanistan-Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said that relation s between Kabul-Islamabad have entered a new ... Full story

Hoot 24th uprising; massacre of unarmed civilians

 Most people of Afghanistan call Herat city as the ancient Herat due to its ancient and bright past and background and a number of people ... Full story

More catholic than Pope!

 As a result of over three decades devastating wars in this country, peace has been changed to an urgent need and dire wish every individual ... Full story

Herat Uprising; an everlasting movement

 Hoot is the month of heroic uprising of our people. This month marks the historical uprising of the ancient Herat and Kabul residents who stood ... Full story

Hunting

Hunting is one of ancient traditions of Afghan people, especially during the spring and summer seasons. The picture shows an adolescent under a tree that targeting a bird by a slingshot.

NSC seeks ways to end traffic jam

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani presided over the meeting of National Security Council (NSC) here the other day.   At the outset of the meeting, as per ... Full story

Women health top priority, Dr. Feroz

 KABUL: World Women Day was commemorated in a ceremony here at the ministry of public health. At the ceremony held on this occasion, Dr. Ferozuddin ... Full story

RTG meeting on counter-terrorism confidence building measures of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process held

 Ankara: The Regional Technical Group Meeting (RTG) of the Counter-terrorism Confidence Building Measures (CT-CBM) of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process was held in Ankara on ... Full story

Art, calligraphy exhibition held

 KABUL: Art artifacts’ exhibition was held the other day to honor the graduation of 17 trainees of Ghulam Mohammad Maimanagi Art Center. The trainees graduating from ... Full story

Remaining cabinet picks to be introduced soon: Gen. Dostum

 KABUL: First vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum in meeting with Zahir Qadir the deputy to House of People and some more lawmakers here yesterday ... Full story

Test to review prosecutors’ professionalism begins

 KABUL: As part of the commitment of national unity government to bring reforms in judiciary and justice departments, the government begun testing the professionalism and ... Full story

Ustad Mazari’s 20th martyrdom anniversary observed

 KABUL: The 20th martyrdom anniversary of Ustad Abdul Ali Mazari with the participation of government officials including chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and ministers as ... Full story

Karzai concerns over control of Afghan foreign policy by Pakistan

 KABUL: Afghanistan outgoing president Hamid Karzai expressed concern over Afghanistan foreign policy control by Pakistan. Hamid Karzai, former Afghan president warned that Pakistan cooperation in peace ... Full story

Khalili condoles death of Tela Mohammad

 KABUL: Sayed Musadiq Khalili, acting minister of information and culture in a message has condoled death of the country’s famous singer Tela Mohammad. The deceased was ... Full story

Interpol coordinating board session held in Kabul

 KABUL: Chaired by Noorulhaq Uloomi, minister of interior, Interpol coordinating board session was held with participation of ambassadors and representatives of friendly countries to Kabul. At ... Full story

Open Jirga: What are the consequences of international troops’ absence in Afghanistan?

 Ultimately after thirteen years presence in Afghanistan, the international troops concluded their combat mission and commenced their new mission “Resolute Mission”.  Several questions were discussed in ... Full story

Bamyan giant statues on the verge of full annihilation

 Simultaneous with the advent of 14th annihilation anniversary of Bamyan giant Buddhic status by petrified Taliban insurgents, the officials of provincial department of information and ... Full story

Construction of 31 large water reservoirs in Samangan

 With cooperation of the office of Animal Husbandry and National Project(NHLP) of Ministry of Agriculture of Afghanistan, 31 water reservoirs are completed in Samangan province ... Full story

NUG reaffirms commitment toward safeguarding press freedom

 Photo Journalist Najibullah Musafer who has been in jail for several days was exempted by the recent president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s decree on Wednesday.  Indeed his ... Full story

Activists ask for enough women’s cabinet partnership

 Allocation of 3 seats in the cabinet of the NUG to women aroused reaction of large number of civil societies and women rights advocates they ... Full story

Protection of historical cultural relics, people, government responsibility

 11th March is the day of cultural heritages preservation-- a day that was approved by the council  of Ministers and published in calendar and is ... Full story

IOM pledges $9.9m to reduce natural threats

 Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), signed an agreement worth $9.9million with International Organization for Migration (IOM) of government of Japan. This agreement is signed to ... Full story

Peace talks take no victim, but rescue all

 In his remarks on the first death anniversary of ex-first-vice president, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani ... Full story

Street-vended mobile foods

Street-vended mobile foods are mostly used among some citizens, unaware of their risk to health. A man is shown in the picture, having launch from a cat-carried food pot in the open dusty air in Kabul.

NUG leaders meet Dutch foreign, defense ministers

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Bert Koenders, foreign minister and Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the minister of defense of Netherlands here in Arg yesterday and exchanged ... Full story

Utilizing natural resources helps develop economy: Dostum

 KABUL: First Vice President, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum in a meeting with ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Yousuf Saif Saba Al-Ali to Afghanistan ... Full story

Danesh participates in praying ceremony of Shaheed Mohammad Irbahim Itemadi

 KABUL: Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice President participated yesterday in the praying ceremony of martyred Mohammad Ibrahim Itemadi. Mohammad Ibrahim Itemadi martyred during an operation launched recently ... Full story

Netherlands to assist €180 million to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs met yesterday with ministers of foreign affairs and defense of the Netherlands here in Kabul. In the meeting, Rabbani ... Full story

Bamyan as SAARC cultural capital ready to host guests

 BAMYAN: Bamyan as a the cultural capital of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is ready enough to host the guests, acting minister of ... Full story

BNA commemorates International Women Day

 KABUL: Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) celebrated yesterday in a ceremony the International Women Day here in Kabul. In the ceremony held with participation of journalists and ... Full story

Ambiguity with Norm & Standard sector should be removed: Massoud

 KABUL: President’s special envoy on reforms and good governance in meeting with the officials from the ministry of commerce & industries as well as the ... Full story

War on terror needs political support: Acting defense minister

 KABUL: Acting minister of defense Enayatullah Nazari in a meeting with the defense minister of Holland here yesterday said that the war on terror requires ... Full story

Marshal Fahim was supportive of national unity: President Ghani

 KABUL: The late Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim was a strong supporter of national unity and against discrimination and disarray, this was stated by President Mohammad ... Full story

CE presides over CM meeting

 KABUL: The chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah presided over the periodical meeting of the Council of Ministers (CoM) here yesterday.  In the outset of the meeting, ... Full story

Gizab district problems addressable, Danesh

 KABUL: Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice President in a meeting yesterday with a number of students and dignitaries of Gizab district heard problems of the people ... Full story

NUG recommitted to address Afghan refugees' problems

 KABUL: A government delegation led by minister of refugees and repatriates is in Islamabad and met yesterday with a large number of representatives of Afghan ... Full story

Airplane carrying Iran’s humanitarian aids lands in Hamid Karzai Int'l Airport

 KABUL: An airplane carrying the Islamic Republic of Iran’s 20 tons humanitarian assistance provided by the country’s Red Crescent Society to Afghanistan recent natural disasters ... Full story

Pakistani paper reports giving 3 provinces, 30pc share to cabinet for Taliban; No proposal to Taliban, Aabidi

 KABUL: A Pakistan newspaper The Pakistan Express, had reported giving three provinces and 30 percent share for the Taliban in Afghanistan cabinet as part of ... Full story

EU ambassador calls for fulfillment of commitments made by Afghanistan at London Conference

 KABUL: The European Union (EU) ambassador to Afghanistan in meeting with the President special envoy on reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Masoud here yesterday ... Full story

Afghan military officials stress on Pakistan honest cooperation

 KABUL: Senior military officials of Afghanistan and Pakistan discussed yesterday on joint counterterrorism. A number of senior officials of Afghanistan National Army (ANA) in a meeting ... Full story

Recent achievements would not victimize, president Ghani

 Simultaneous with the efforts of government of Afghanistan for beginning peace negotiation, in his fresh assertions, president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in connection with the process ... Full story

Wolesi Jirga should go ahead with final round well enough

 As the Wolesi Jerga—lower house of the country’s National Assembly is nearing its final year of Afghanistan’s 16th round, the leadership should do its best ... Full story

Violence against women reaches to 4,505 cases since 2011, official

 March 8 International Women Day, with its peculiarities are marked around the world including Afghanistan. Besides marking the day, with woman being invested with the title ... Full story

PC’s monitoring right restored

 On January 28, Wolesi Jirga “Lower House of the parliament” had brought amendments in election law in its last working session before going to winter ... Full story

Pakistan should honestly cooperate in peace talks: Indian ambassador

 The Indian ambassador in Kabul has said that the Afghan government should opt such a policy in peace talks that be adaptable  with the wish ... Full story

Parliament should complete unfinished works during legislative period

 The latest sessions of legislative period of the national assembly have opened while the important issues of the country are expecting for people’s representatives. As, the ... Full story

IAG should be dismantled

 Continuation  of Illegal Armed Groups (IAGs) activities  in post conflict era in war-hit countries is one of the serious and basic problems to strengthen rule ... Full story

On the occasion of March 8th: Some journalists’ activities appreciated

 On the occasion of March 8th, the Reporters’ Immunity Committee appreciated in Kabul from the works and activities of some reporters, news casters and photo ... Full story

Real Islamic approach behind peace success in Afghanistan

 Afghanistan is still suffering insecurity despite promises from the neighboring countries to help the process get success. Fed up with insecurity over the last several decades ... Full story

President Ghani pays tribute to late Marshal Fahim

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani described the late Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim as a great personality of the country and lauded his services.  In his message ... Full story

Swedish ambassador calls on CE

 KABUL: Swedish ambassador to Afghanistan Peter Semneby in a meeting with Afghanistan Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah here yesterday lauded the government’s peace efforts and said ... Full story

Ensuring security government’s priority: Danesh

 KABUL: The Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh in meeting with a delegation of religious scholars and Jihadi commanders of Kunduz here yesterday said that the ... Full story

NUG attaches great importance to relations with Turkey: Karzai

 KABUL: The National Unity Government (NUG) attaches great importance to its relations with the Republic of Turkey and is sure the bilateral relations between the ... Full story

Govt. officials should themselves attend senate sessions if invited

 KABUL: Senate Chairman, Fazil Hadi Muslimyar in a meeting yesterday with state minister of parliamentary affairs exchanged views and discussed on working relations of senate ... Full story

Women had big achievements in past 13 years

 KABUL: 8th March – International Women Day was celebrated yesterday by Journalists’ Safety Committee here in Kabul. In a ceremony held on this occasion with participation ... Full story

IWD marked in Liberty Printing Press

 KABUL: General Directorate of Liberty Printing Press (LPP) held yesterday a ceremony on the occasion of 8th March –International Women Day and praised female employees ... Full story

Afghan women played significant role in institutionalizing democracy: CE

 KABUL: Despite enormous problems, women in Afghanistan have played significant role in institutionalizing democracy and building modern governance in the country, this was stated by ... Full story

Laws Committee: RTA should act independently

 KABUL: The second vice president while chairing the 11th session of Committee of Laws here yesterday pointed out that the government is determined to upgrade ... Full story

Presidential decree on provincial councils’ overseeing authorities

 KABUL: Decree of President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on overseeing authorizations of provincial councils.  1st article: Provincial councils as before implement overseeing authorizations written ... Full story

Massoud urges positive changes in city

 KABUL: Session of high commission on reforms and urban development was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Ahmad Zia Massoud, special envoy on reforms and ... Full story

11 killed in Kabul Abbey attack

 KABUL: 11 people were killed and a number of others injured Saturday evening in an attack carried out by armed individuals on Bahaduria Khanqah in ... Full story

Govt. to safeguard achievements made over 13 years: President Ghani

 KABUL: The government would continue to safeguard the country’s achievements have made over the past 13 years, this was stated by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani ... Full story

Gen. Dostum offers condolence on 20th martyrdom anniversary of Ustad Mazari

 KABUL: First vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum in his condolence message issued on the 20th martyrdom anniversary of Ustad Abdul Ali Mazari described him ... Full story

Afghanistan is common home for all Afghans, Second VP

 KABUL: Tribal elders of Shenwar participating in 20th martyrdom anniversary of Ustad Abdul Ali Mazari called on Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice President and discussed related ... Full story

Elders from Balkh province calls on Danesh

 KABUL: A number of Balkh province dignitaries called on second vice president Sarwar Danesh here in his office yesterday, BNA reported. Apprising the vice president on ... Full story

Nawroz festival commission holds meeting

 KABUL: The commission on holding Nawroz (New Year) festival with acting minister on information & culture, Sayed Mosadiq Khalili on the chair held meeting yesterday.  In ... Full story

Committee for immunity of Afghan journalists observes Int’l Women Day

 KABUL: The committee for immunity of Afghan journalists marked 8th March the International Women Day here yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, Najibullah Sharifi the president of ... Full story

First VP’s message on International Women Day

 KABUL: Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, First Vice President in a message has congratulated World Women Day to all women of Afghanistan. “Dear sisters, women and the ... Full story

8th March, opinions of Afghan women

 In their conversations with The Kabul Times reporter, a number of female politicians and elite women rights activist, and advocates, expressed different opinions on 8th ... Full story

Woman is necklace of man, take care, what do you hang on your neck: Hazrat-e-Sadeque

 The history of human being has always been the history of males and the females have always been used as the second degree citizens or ... Full story

8th March, women’s solidarity day across the world

 Choosing of a day as the women’s day, was for the first time discussed during women rally in New York with the slogan of the ... Full story

Empowering women, empowering humanity

 International Women’s Day, March 8, is an occasion marked around the world when women come together and exercise their voice of solidarity, advocating peace, equity, ... Full story

Local oven

Local ovens are popular, even among citizens in many parts of Afghan big cities. A women is shown in the picture baking bread in one of the Kabul city’s parts.

Inclusion of Afghan women opinions in peace negotiations very important, US ambassador

 The authorities of the US embassy in Kabul say that within recent 13 years, the women of Afghanistan have gained important achievements and their worries ... Full story

MoD rejects SIGAR’s troops attrition report

 KABUL: Afghanistan ministry of defense rejected a report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) saying Wednesday some 15,000 Afghan army enlistees have ... Full story

Different reasons behind violence against women in Afghanistan

 Violence is a world that upon hearing it in Afghanistan, immediately and unintentionally woman is associated in one’s mind. Namely the women have been tied ... Full story

Hard labor or education for children

 A number of children who had come from different provinces and refugees camps in Kabul and attended National Council of Children asked the government to ... Full story

Woman, the mirror of affection

 The Holy Quran has attached high position to woman as the second chapter of Quran has been allocated to women and a lot of issues ... Full story

NUG committed to respect, protect citizens’ rights

 More than a week ago, around 31 passengers were abducted by unknown masked men in Kabul-Kandahar highway. The incident took place in Shah Joy district ... Full story

Violence against women, girls intolerable: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that violence against women and girls had no place in the government departments, schools and universities throughout the ... Full story

CE calls for providing health services to juveniles, prisoners

 KABUL:  The chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in meeting with children training & reformation center and high councils of prisoners here the other called for ... Full story

Coordination between ministries necessary: CE

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan chaired the first session of coordination between ministries having most relation with ‘intergovernmental ... Full story

20th martyrdom anniversary of Abdul Ali Mazari observed

 KABUL: The 20th martyrdom anniversary of late Abdul Ali Mazari was observed here with the participation of thousands of people prominent among others by Second ... Full story

Afghan experts’ return useful, IOM chief

 KABUL: Chief of International Organization for Migration (IOM) called on the Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh here the other day, BNA reported. In the meeting, ... Full story