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Saudi king appoints nephew as crown prince

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has named his powerful interior minister as heir in a major reshuffle that also saw the world's longest-serving foreign minister replaced. A ... Full story

Barcelona rout Getafe to go five points clear

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar motored past 100 goals for the season to fire the La Liga leaders to a 6-0 rout of ... Full story

Reduction of forced marriages in nine districts

 Forceful and compulsory marriage is a common tradition among the Afghan people. Based on this tradition, when a person commits a murder, the murderer’s family ... Full story

US allocates $107m for Afghan repatriates

 Simon Henshaw, the US Deputy Foreign Secretary Assistant  for the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration arrived in Kabul and hinting to allocation of $107 ... Full story

Sawr 7, 8; the two naturally contradicting, opposite bloody days

 As an eyewitness, I want to talk in detail the events connected to Sawr 7 and 8 (April 27, 28) to help the youth get ... Full story

BSA should be revised: Lawmakers

 Following recent insecurities in the country, a number of lawmakers believe the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US should be reassessed by the house ... Full story

Afghanistan, India relationship a timeless link of human hearts

    India and Afghanistan have a strong relationship based on historical and cultural links. Bilaterally, India has played a significant role in the reconstruction and rehabilitation ... Full story

Sugarcane

Alongside other drinks, sugarcane came among to help heat-stricken citizens duly watered as cold winter is over. A jolly youngster posing beside his piled up sugarcane stalks in a roadside in the capital Kabul.

India pledges support to Afghanistan

 NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday offered assistance to war-ravaged Afghanistan in diverse sectors including defense as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ashraf Ghani held ... Full story

23rd anniversary of Jihad victory congratulated

 KABUL: The 23rd anniversary of Mujahidin victory against the invasion of former Soviet Union and overthrowing the Moscow-backed regime in Kabul on 8th Saur (28th ... Full story

Zia Massoud survived terrorist attack in Badakhshan

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud, the President’s Special Envoy on Reforms and Good Governance survived a rocket attack in northeastern Badakhshan province the other day. The rocket ... Full story

Appointments

 Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in separate decrees has approved the appointment of Humayoun Azizi as governor of Kandahar and ... Full story

President Ghani meets his Indian counterpart

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with his Indian counterpart, Pranab Mukherjee and discussed economic and trade issues during ... Full story

Badakhshan landslide kills 52, dozens missing

President Ghani saddened over the incident ... Full story

President Ghani congratulates Kazakh counterpart on re-election

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani congratulated his Kazakh counterpart, Nursultan Nazarbayev on his reelection, a statement from the President Press Office said. Wishing success to Nazarbayev, ... Full story

Reforms in electoral system to be definitely implemented, Muhaqiq

 KABUL: Nicholas Haysom, UN Special Envoy to Afghanistan called on Chief Executive Second Deputy Mohammad Muhaqiq the other day in Kabul. In the meeting, both sides ... Full story

Presidential decree on pardoning prisoners, their mitigating

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a decree issued on the occasion of 23rd anniversary of the victory of the Jihad of the people of ... Full story

Minister Jahani takes round MoIC sections

 KABUL: Minister of Information & Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani took a round the different sections of the ministry the other day and talked to employees, ... Full story

Bamyan local music at the merge of collapse

 A number of culturists in central Bamyan province warned that local music, particularly, that of Hazaragis were feared to be annihilated unless the government pays ... Full story

US closely monitoring IS’s Afghanistan activities

 US foreign secretary’s authorities said they have received reports over the IS elements’ activities in Afghanistan, but have no still clear evidences showing direct Daesh ... Full story

$100m poured into Afghan treasury through WB: Minister

 Minister of finance Mohammad Ekleel Hakimi says that 50 percent of agreements’ outlay are paid while 50 p.c remaining are expected to  to be executed ... Full story

‘Quran in one hand and sword in another’

 In a fresh incident, the patriotic national security forces could arrest some 17 Panjabi nationals aimed at destruction and sabotage of the country in Durbaba ... Full story

President Ghani chairs NPC meeting

  KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the weekly meeting of National Procurement Commission (NPC) yesterday at the Presidential Palace, his office said in a ... Full story

Dostum seeks Turkey’s support in building Maulana University, Aliabad Hospital

 KABUL: First Vice President, General Abdul Rashid Dostum who is visiting Turkey met President Recep Tayyip Erdoًan at the Turkish Presidential Palace yesterday and exchanged ... Full story

Commission on Reforms, Urban Development holds meeting

 KABUL: The Commission on Reforms and Urban Development with President’s Special Envoy on Reforms and Good Governance Ahmad Zia Massoud on the chair held meeting ... Full story

Ezedyar confers Senate’s medal to passport department chief

 KABUL: Senate’s first deputy, Mohammad Alam Ezedyar heard yesterday working report of Col. Sayed Omar Saboor, head of passport department for MoI. In a meeting ... Full story

FM meets Chinese ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, minister of foreign affairs met yesterday with Chinese ambassador to Kabul Deng Xijun here at his office. In the meeting, both sides considered ... Full story

Vaccination Week kicks off in Afghanistan: Closing the immunization gap saves lives

  KABUL: World Immunization Week was launched yesterday in Afghanistan at an event attended by the Minister of Public Health and key national and international ... Full story

Declaration

 “Those who are fighting are allowed to fight because they were oppressed, and Allah is definitely able to help them.” Unfortunately, the enemies of Afghanistan unlike ... Full story

ANSF capable to suppress enemy: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said yesterday that Afghanistan’s national security forces (ANSF)are capable enough to foil enemies’ designs and have proved their ability in ... Full story

Press freedom should be safeguarded: Chief Executive

 KABUL: The Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said Friday that the government of national unity should safeguard the freedom of press in the country. Addressing the ... Full story

Proper management system to result in transparency, acceleration in addressing judicial cases, Danesh

 KABUL: Head of Afghanistan judicial support program and his accompanying delegation called on Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh and reported related to the program and ... Full story

Egypt ambassador calls on FM

 KABUL: The ambassador of Egypt to Afghanistan, Mahab Nazar Mustafa called on foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani here yesterday and exchanged views on matters relating mutual ... Full story

Commission on celebration of Bamyan as SAARC cultural capital holds session

 KABUL: Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Timor Shah Ishaqzai, a session of commission on celebration of Bamyan as SAARC cultural capital in ... Full story

Budgets of chief executive office, ministerial council secretariat approved

 KABUL: Lower House of parliament has unanimously approved the establishment of chief executive office and secretariat of council of ministers as independent budgetary unit. In a ... Full story

FEFA accuses electoral commissions of laws violation

 KABUL: Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) has released a research report showing that electoral commissions have violated two instances in the country’s ... Full story

Hamid Karzai meets German foreign minister

 GERMANY: Hamid Karzai, former president of Afghanistan met the other day with German foreign minister Frank Walter Steinmeir.  At the meeting held based on suggestion of ... Full story

People cooperation, government attention essential in development of tourism industry

 Afghanistan has many cultural and touristic attractions and incase of inviting essential attention and investment in this sector and cooperation of people, this source creates ... Full story

China investment in Pakistan dwarfs the same in Afghanistan

 During his tour to Pakistan, president of China reported about worth $26 billion investment of his country in the sectors of energy and infra-structures in ... Full story

Commentary: Following measures reduce ladies’ harassment in society

 Irrespective of their clothes and appearances, women and girls are being disturbed usually. Therefore we can darely say that the ladies clothes is an excuse ... Full story

Afghan government awaiting for Pakistan practical steps on peace process: MoFA

 The authorities of Afghan foreign ministry said that Pakistan recent pledges on sincere cooperation on peace process have caused certain optimisms for beginning of peace ... Full story

New ministers should understand that their mission is a divine trust, people’s ordeal

 The Afghan people are experiencing countless social calamities and hardships continuously for consecutive years and any fresh political movements are being considered as the ending ... Full story

NSC reviews Paktika governor’s allegation

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the Presidential Palace. At the outset, the meeting reviewed Paktika governor’s ... Full story

President Ghani attends at His Majesty Mohammad Zahir’s granddaughter’s prayer ceremony

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan participated at father of nation His Majesty Mohammad Zahir’s granddaughter Humaira Wali’s prayer ceremony ... Full story

Security forces to launch spring operations: Uloomi

 KABUL: Minister of interior affairs Noorul Haq Uloomi in meeting with police envoy of European Union (EU) here the other day said that the security ... Full story

President Ghani accepts diplomatic credential of new Filipino ambassador

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan accepted during an official ceremony the diplomatic credentials of Domingo D. Lucenario, the new ... Full story

President visits recent Jalalabad terrorist attack’s injured civilians

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan went to Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan hospital and looked after recent Jalalabad terrorist attack’s ... Full story

Chief Executive meets Resolute Support Mission commander

 KABUL: The chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met General John F. Campbell the commander of NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission in Afghanistan the other day. Presenting ... Full story

Afghanistan, Philippine to expand relations

 KABUL: Minister of foreign affairs in a meeting with Philippine’s ambassador arriving in Kabul for offering his credential to president of the Islamic Republic of ... Full story

Minister of Information and Culture introduced to employees

 KABUL: The first deputy to chief executive, Engineer Mohammad Khan introduced minister of information and culture Abdul Bari Jahani to the staff and employees of ... Full story

President Ghani presides over cabinet meeting

 KABUL: The cabinet with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held meeting the other day, BNA reported. At the outset of the meeting, the ... Full story

Gen. Dostum attends WPC in Turkey

 KABUL: The first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum in the second day of his official visit to Turkey attended the World Peace Conference (WPC) ... Full story

Madanjeet Singh; a humanist and philanthropist

 Born in Lahore on April 16, 1924, late Madanjeet Singh was graduated from the Lahore government college and then earned M.Sc. in Technical Chemistry from ... Full story

Freedom of expression and its legal position in the constitution

 Following several decades of devastating conflicts and bloody wars and establishment of the new system based on democracy, remarkable changes took place in socio-political spheres ... Full story

Increment of professional begging; a serious social issue

 The problems stem from disordered and irregular system, occurrence of unexpected events and imposed wars inflicted heavy blows on the economy of the country, and ... Full story

Book as pillar of sustainable societies

 World Book Day – marked around the world on 23rd April – was proclaimed by UNESCO in 1995 and is observed by millions of people ... Full story

Obama: We warned Iran not to send Yemen arms

 President Barack Obama said the U.S. government had sent “very direct messages”to Iran warning it not to send weapons to Yemen that could be used ... Full story

Focus on President Ghani’s Iran visit

 President of the Islamic republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for the first time visited officially the Islamic Republic of Iran last Sunday. Within his two-day ... Full story

Security bodies: We fight Daesh until last breath

 Now a days, there are rumors on existence of Daesh group in some volatile areas of Afghanistan but the Afghan government authorities and experts rejected ... Full story

Acquaintance with Takhar province

 Geographically, the ancient province of Takhar located 403km north of the capital Kabul with the Taloqan as the provincial capital. This is one of the ... Full story

Enterprises revival a must

 In the past, there had been hundreds of state-run and mixed enterprises, such as, Afghani, loom, Bagrami loom, Gulbahar factory and many other textile factories, ... Full story

On the occasion of International Earth Day: People in 190 world countries plant trees to mark IED

 April 22nd coincides with the International Earth Day. The idea for celebration of International Earth Day was suggested in 1969 during a UNESCO summit on ... Full story

Real Islamic consensus needed to tackle islamophobia

 In some provinces of Afghanistan, two extremist groups each worse than other—the Taliban and the IS, (the Islamic State) are reportedly fighting each other. The ... Full story

Rhubarb type plant

A rhubarb type plant mostly grown in salang hillsides are picked and taken for sale in the country’s capital Kabul. The picture shows several bunches of the delicious plants in front of a shop in the city.

NUG’s 16 cabinet ministers sworn in

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, administered an oath-taking ceremony to sixteen cabinet ministers who recently won confidence vote from ... Full story

CE inquires Nangarhar terrorist attack injured health

 KABUL: Chief Executive of the National Unity Government, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah visited the recent Nangarhar terrorist attack injured who are currently hospitalized in Sardar Mohammad ... Full story

Ministers of education, communications officially start work

 KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh introduced the newly appointed minister for education Asadullah Hanif Balkhi and minister of information technology and telecommunications to the ... Full story

FM meets Croatian non-resident ambassador to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, foreign minister of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met Croatian non-resident ambassador to Afghanistan Dargin Hirestich here at his office yesterday. At the outset, ... Full story

Afghan-Turk exhibition opened

 KABUL: The 5th exhibition of Afghan-Turk was opened in Mumtaz Mahal hotel here yesterday.  In his opening remarks, Omar Zakhilwal the advisor to president on economy ... Full story

Books’ exhibition opened in Kabul

 KABUL: Thousands of books were exhibited by Saadat International Publication in cooperation with ministry of information and culture in an exhibition in Kabul yesterday, BNA ... Full story

First VP message on IED

 KABUL: First Vice President, General Abdul Rashid Dostum in his message on International Earth Day (IED) falling on April 22 called upon the countrymen to ... Full story

Govt. to improve security on priority basis: Dostum

 KABUL: Improving security is the government’s priority and it would spare no efforts to achieve the goal; this was stated by First Vice President, General ... Full story

China condemns Jalalabad terrorist attack

 KABUL: China has strongly condemned Tuesday terrorist attack in eastern Jalalabad province, where many people, mostly civilians were killed or wounded, its embassy said in ... Full story

Drug as a source of black economy threatens Afghanistan, Iran: President Ghani

 TEHRAN: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has termed drug as a source of black economy which threatening both Afghanistan and Iran.     He made the remarks ... Full story

House of People decides to summon security officials

 KABUL: The House of People had decided yesterday to summon those at the helm of security apparatus and question about the security situation in the ... Full story

Deputy to CE calls for continued support of USAID to Afghanistan

 KABUL: The first deputy to chief executive, Engineer Mohammad Khan in meeting with the head of USAID here yesterday, besides thanking the body for its ... Full story

Police announce prize over arresting Farkhunda’s killers

 KABUL: Police have announced prize for any information that lead to the arrest of those involved in the murder of Farkhunda and are still at ... Full story

Picturing Afghans in City of Joy

 There are colonies in the Capital in which many people hailing from Afghanistan have settled. A walk down Bhogal market or parts of Lajpat Nagar in ... Full story

Acquaintance with Paktia’s Mirzaka historical site

 Known as one of the mountainous provinces of the country, Paktia is located to the southern part of Afghanistan with an area of 16,862 square ... Full story

Weak intelligence services led to increased insecurity, Uloomi

 Expansion of insecurities in the country caused minister of internal affairs, deputy of army chief of staff of armed forces and deputy of national directorate ... Full story

Cabinet completion biotic for country’s political, economic stability

After the 16 ministers-designate of the cabinet take vote of confidence from Wolesi Jirga, Dr. Abdullah Chief Executive of the National Unity Government has appreciates ... Full story

Cartoon, caricature mirrors of a society

 Art of cartoon and caricature play positive role in the society and can deeply effect on soul and spirit of people in different dimensions. Cartoon and ... Full story

Concern on children situation

 Today all of us are anxious on disturbing condition of children and teenagers in the country while these children are the future makers but unfortunately ... Full story

Families request implementation of marriage law

 Unacceptable traditions and huge expenses of wedding parties are problems that have affected our people and society for long time and prevented more youth to ... Full story

Armed opponents’ tendency to peace talks increases, HPC

 While the government effort is continuing for the beginning of peace with armed opponents, the authorities of High Peace Council (HPC) say that we would ... Full story

Reasons behind fast-spreading insecurity in Afghanistan

 The insurgents have intensified their terror attacks in the last two weeks as a result of which large number of civilians and innocent people were ... Full story

Afghanistan, Iran joint cooperation vital to address macabre IS threats

 President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani leading a high ranking delegation left Kabul to Tehran for a two-day visit upon the official invitation from Iranian president Rouhani ... Full story

Child labor

Child labor is rampant in Afghanistan with many impoverished families forcing their kids for either working in streets or selling bread or Bulani (as shown in the picture) which is all due to poverty and no caretakers.

Afghanistan, Iran joint cooperation effective in fighting terrorism

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan at the head of a high ranking delegation left for Iranian capital Tehran for ... Full story

WJ approval of cabinet picks, a clear message to enemies: Danesh

 KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh has said that endorsing cabinet nominees by the House of People is a clear message to the enemies of ... Full story

CE First Deputy praises UAE cooperation

 KABUL: Ambassador’s deputy of United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Afghanistan met with Chief Executive First Deputy Eng. Mohammad Khan at Marmarin Palace yesterday. In the meeting, ... Full story

Reforms needed to ensure justice for women: UN report

 KABUL: Access to justice for women victims of violence in Afghanistan needs to be strengthened, a new UN report has urged. The report stated that while ... Full story

President Rouhani officially welcomes President Ghani

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani officially welcomed President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at the Sa’dabad Cultural Complex in Tehran on Sunday. President Ghani arrived in Tehran Sunday morning ... Full story

President Ghani calls upon newly appointed provincial police chiefs to win people’s support

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in meeting with the newly appointed provincial police chiefs urged them to serve people and win their trust. At the meeting ... Full story

President Ghani visits Badakhshan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani visited Badakhshan yesterday and besides reviewing security situation he also expressed sympathy to the families of those murdered by enemies ... Full story

President receives officials of private airliners

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held meeting with officials from the private airliners of the country here in Arg yesterday. The meeting also attended by officials ... Full story

President Ghani, Dr. Abdullah strongly condemn terrorist attack in Jalalabad city

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, strongly condemned the terrorist suicide attack on New Kabul Bank in Jalalabad city which ... Full story

Wolesi Jirga endorses all 16 ministers-designate

 KABUL: The 16 new nominees for the cabinet of the National Unity Government were introduced to Parliament for a vote of confidence that all of ... Full story

Afghanistan, Pakistan to curb terrorism jointly: Gen Karimi

 KABUL: Chief of Army Staff Gen Sher Muhammad Karimi has emphasized the need for close cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan to root out the menace ... Full story

President Ghani praises House members for endorsing 16 ministers-designate

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has expressed gratitude to the members of the House of People for approval of all the 16 cabinet nominees. The ... Full story

Interfax news agency misquoted Atmar’s remarks

 In a dispatch dated April 16 from Moscow, the Russian news agency Interfax quoting Afghanistan presidential advisor for National Security, Haneef Atmar, reports: “Terrorism is ... Full story

Modern equipment; the foremost need of Afghan Air Forces: Gen Karimi

 The Afghan MoD authorities said that at present the Air Forces facing serious problems on lack of equipment and essential resources while the Afghans are ... Full story

Afghanistan no more safe haven for terrorists

 With nearing the war season, the barbaric attacks of the enemies of Afghan people to get exacerbated. Our hero armed forces with sacrifying  themselves to respond ... Full story

Opinions on APTTA transit, trade agreement

 Taking into consideration Pakistan reluctance for involvement of India in APTA, a number of economic experts said that Pakistan has focused no attention to solve ... Full story

Spring rains remove drought in western provinces

 The drought has been a great threat against agricultural harvests particularly in the western provinces. But at the beginning of spring season, the rainfalls have ... Full story

Parliament’s decision of approving cabinet picks applauded

 Following the inauguration of National Unity Government, President Ghani and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah, were destined to opt for convenient individuals in a bid to ... Full story

At least 33 killed, 100 wounded in twin blasts in Jalalabad city

 JALALABAD: A suicide bomb attack on a bank branch in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad has killed at least 30 people, officials said. Ahmad Zia ... Full story

High tonnage trucks

High tonnage trucks mostly destroy the roads. Lack of scales and widespread corruption in the country’s commercial ports, allow such trucks to receive permission and cross the border that not only affect the country’s roads but also bring fears of capsizing at any time.

No compromise on Afghan people values in peace talks

 The presidential authorities said that in the first stage of peace talks they will be trying to reach a framework with Pakistan to pave the ... Full story

Insecurity a colossal challenge ahead of investments in Afghanistan

 Insecurity is not, only a challenge against economy of Afghanistan but it’s a serious challenge ahead of good governance, democracy, economic development and social stability. Whenever ... Full story

Security officials should be more accountable before people

 The situation in Badakhshan caused people’s deputies to discuss in an extraordinary meeting the security situation especially that of Badakhshan. The attacks of opponents on security ... Full story

World Earth Day, welcome of the power of Allah Almighty

April 22 has been celebrated regularly as World Earth Day. The day allow the people to learn that should not forget the earth. Because with every carelessness to the earth and mankind environment, first fall it is the mankind who will be facing threats. ... Full story

Transit problems dampen Afghan traders

 Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan recently finalized a trilateral trade transit agreement to extend trade to the South and Central Asia. Originally the agreement existed between Afghanistan ... Full story

NSC reviews recent Badakhshan carnage

 KABUL: National Security Council (NSC) meeting held with President Ghani on the chair at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday. At the outset the reports on progress ... Full story

President Ghani meets Pakistani high-ranking officials

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Pervez Khattak, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister who was leading a Pakistani high delegation to Kabul, the President ... Full story

Unprecedented coordination exists among Afghan, Int’l forces: Danesh

 KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh has said that unprecedented coordination existed between Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and the international troops serving in the ... Full story

President Ghani presents Kaaba fabric protagonist to Kabul University

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani presented a Fabric protagonist of Kaaba to the Kabul University. The gift inscribed with “Kalima and Ya Hai Ya Qayum” had ... Full story

Karimi, Sharif vow to bolster defense cooperation

 General Sher Mohammad Karimi, Afghanistan’s Chief of Army Staff, exchanged views with his Pakistani counterpart General Raheel Sharif on issues of mutual and professional interests ... Full story

Helmandi teenager praised for making chopper

 KABUL: First Deputy to Chief Executive, Engineer Mohammad Khan received Mohammad Ishaq Noori a teenager from Helmand province and praised him for building a helicopter ... Full story

President Ghani to visit India soon: Abedi says

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is likely to visit India soon to hold bilateral talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ajmal Obaid Abedi, spokesman ... Full story

High Council of Standard holds meeting

 KABUL: The High Council of Standard with Ahmad Zia Massoud the Special Envoy of President on Reforms and Good Governance on the chair held meeting ... Full story

Cabinet approves proposal to form High Commission for Refugees

 KABUL: The cabinet with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair in its meeting which held in Arg the other day approved the proposal to ... Full story

Fast-spreading insecurity unacceptable, decisive move needs to flush it out, say MPs

 With the arrival of spring season, insecurities have increased in the country and in this connection, people deputies are also concern about the menace and ... Full story

Counter-narcotics; top priority of NUG

 Hinting on counter-narcotics in the country, Chief Executive of the National Unity Government Dr. Abdullah Abdullah says “Non-implementation of law and lack of coordination among ... Full story

ACCI urges government for tax law reform

 Pointing to current problems in the Tax Law of the country, Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) officials said, this law has many problems ... Full story

President assures communication companies’ officials of solving tax issues

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met the managing directors of communication companies of Afghan Telecom, AWCC, ROSHAN, MTN and Etisalat in Arg yesterday and after ... Full story

Chief Executive meets Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met the Parwiz Khatak, Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan here yesterday and exchanged views on matters ... Full story

Massacre in Badakhshan demonstrates terrorists’ enmity with Afghans: VP Danesh

 KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh received a delegation of students from Miramor district of Daikundi province in his office yesterday. During the meeting, the vice ... Full story

FM meets Canadian Ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with Ms. Deborah Lyons Canadian Ambassador to Kabul at his office yesterday. At the ... Full story

Arghawan festival held in Parwan

 CHARIKAR: The third national Arghawan festival was opened in Parwan provincial capital Charikar yesterday. In the festival attended among others by singers, poets and celebrated by ... Full story

Deputy to CE offers condolence over Badakhshan carnage

 KABUL: First Deputy to Chief Executive, Engineer Mohammad Khan offered condolence over the brutal murder of several security personnel by the enemies in Badakhshan province ... Full story

Ulumi: War moving from south to north

 Noorulhaq Ulumi, Minister of Interior says that the military operation in Waziristan tribal built of Pakistan has forced insurgents cross into Afghanistan who are now ... Full story

Massoud visits Badam Bagh

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud, Special Envoy to President on Reforms and Good Governance accompanied by acting minister of urban development, acting mayor of Kabul city, ... Full story

Khalifa foundation aids 2.000 families in Nimroz

 KABUL: Humanitarian assistance contributed by the aid agency of Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, United Arab Emirates (UAE) distributed among 2,000 needy families in the ... Full story

Pakistan commerce minister to arrive Kabul today

 The Commerce Minister of Pakistan, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan, will arrive today on two days official visit to Kabul.  During his stay in Kabul, he ... Full story

President Ghani Meets Elders from Badghis Province

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, met the other day with a number of elders from Badghis province. In this meeting ... Full story

President Ghani pays visit to Kandahar

 KANDAHAR: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan paid a visit to Kandahar province yesterday. During his visit to the province, President ... Full story

CE stresses coordination on counter narcotics menace

 KABUL: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said narcotics had a role to fuel insecurity in the country and close coordination among institutions ... Full story

Ministers-designate present their programs to House

 KABUL: Five more cabinet-nominees presented their working programs to the House of People yesterday. Presenting his programs, the nominee for agriculture and irrigation ministry, Assadullah Zamir ... Full story

Air pollution in Kabul concerning, Authority

 KABUL: Officials for national environment protection authority by expressing their concern over increase of air pollution in Kabul city say they have adopted serious measures ... Full story

Delay in parliamentary elections, a breach of constitution: Muslimyar

 KABUL: Chairman of Senate Fazl Hadi Muslimyar in meeting with Canadian ambassador to Afghanistan said yesterday that any delay in holding parliamentary elections is a ... Full story

Electricity subscribers to pay bills through mobile, Breshna

 KABUL: Breshna Sherkat signed yesterday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Afghan Wireless, Roshan, New Kabul Bank and Merikh Technology companies to deliver better services ... Full story

Some private health centers pledge to help free of charge in family planning programs

 KABUL: A number of private health centers including Shinozada, Nadera Sediqi, Wahaj, Kisha Healthcare and Blossom have committed to help in family planning programs free ... Full story

CE offers condolence over martyrdom of security personnel in Badakhshan

 KABUL: The chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah yesterday offered condolence and expressed sympathy to the families of 33 security personnel who were killed, injured or ... Full story

High-level delegation to review Jurm incident

 FIAZABAD: Reviewing the incident of Jurm district of Badakhshan Province resulting in casualties of national army soldiers started the other day. According to Badakhshan’s deputy governor, ... Full story

Judas tree flower festival

 The Judas tree flower festival is another spring entertainment, in Nawroz celebration which are held by Afghan people in Khawja Safa, Paghman beautiful valley. Takht-e-Istalif ... Full story

Over 1.3m people addicted to narcotics in Afghanistan

 Based on the survey conducted recently, the number of addicts to narcotic in Afghanistan has been reached from 1.3 million to 1.4 million. The fresh figures ... Full story

523km of Kabul’s roads constructed within last 5 years, says Deputy Mayor

 The Kabul Municipality said that with World Bank cooperation the design work of four main roads of Kabul city is in hand and if the ... Full story

ANSF need our support, USDS

 In his fresh assertions in connection with the recent attack on a US soldier in Nangarhar, the US defense secretary, Stun Carter has said that ... Full story

House requests serious inquiry on MoD fuel contracts

 The corruption rate in MoD fuel delivery contract is not one hundred million dollar but over two hundred million dollars. The incharges of the union ... Full story

What do the factors of crisis and anarchism inside the government want?

 In most countries whenever a party or a candidate fails to get the people vote of fifty plus one, then several parties form a coalition ... Full story

ANSF sacrifices must be hailed

 Afghan Security Forces’ on-going large offensive against the Taliban militants in the country is a demonstration of their abilities and need for continued supports from ... Full story

Restoration of peace in Afghanistan important to us: Chinese Ambassador

 KABUL: Officials of China Embassy to Afghanistan while supporting National Unity Government (NUG) consider restoration of peace in Afghanistan important to neighboring, regional and world ... Full story

Parliament has great responsibility before nation

 After long delay, ultimately the National Unity Government (NUG) leaders have announced a number of minister-designates to lower house of the parliament to win the ... Full story

Arghawan festival a symbol of convergence, institutionalization of people

   Afghanistan is a country with lovely nature and rich with different ornamental trees, mountainous plants and springs.This beautiful nature has enhanced importance of this country. The ... Full story

Arghawan festival a symbol of convergence, institutionalization of people

 Afghanistan is a country with lovely nature and rich with different ornamental trees, mountainous plants and springs.This beautiful nature has enhanced importance of this country. The ... Full story

World Health Day 2015; a global focus on food safety

 It is an important issue that essential attention has not been invited in the field of food security yet. Because food security is basic part ... Full story

President Ghani meets some provinces’ representatives

  KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, met yesterday some of the representatives of Khost, Paktia, Paktika, and Logar provinces ... Full story

Meeting on how to coordinate Hajjis transferring process held

 KABUL: In a meeting presided over by Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh matters relating Hajjis transferring process to Saudi Arabia was discussed, BNA reported. At the ... Full story

UNHCR representative to Afghanistan calls on FM

 KABUL: The UNHCR representative to Afghanistan Ms. Maya Ameratunga paid courtesy meeting with foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani here yesterday. In the meeting, besides presenting her credentials, ... Full story

President Ghani chairs NPC meeting

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani presided over the meeting of National Procurement Commission (NPC) here in Arg the other day. Attended among other government functionaries by ... Full story

Civilian casualties from ground engagements rose by eight percent in first quarter of 2015, UNAMA says

 KABUL: Latest figures from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) show a continuing trend of record high civilian casualties, with deaths and injuries ... Full story

Cabinet supports plan to generate power from gas

 KABUL: The cabinet with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair in its meeting on Thursday expressed support to the plan to generate power from ... Full story

CE, SIGAR Chief discuss on rooting out corruption in Afghanistan

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with John Sopko, Chief of SIGAR here in Kabul. At the meeting ... Full story

Govt. is responsible toward people: VP Danesh

 KABUL: The second vice president Sarwar Danesh in meeting with the members of leadership board  of the committee for coordination of political parties stated that ... Full story

FM meets Korean ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, minister of foreign affairs met yesterday with Korean ambassador to Kabul. At the meeting, the Korean ambassador to Kabul while speaking related to ... Full story

Rebuilding Afghanistan, in hand of Afghan educated youths, Karzai

 KABUL: Hamid Karzai, former president of Afghanistan participated yesterday in opening ceremony of Amiri Medical Hospital. In his speech, Hamid Karzai said, “This hospital will ... Full story

Joint meeting for reviewing China’s cooperation with Afghanistan held

 KABUL: The joint meeting of experts of Afghanistan and China was held here yesterday, BNA reported. Attended by deputies from the ministries of finance, energy, public ... Full story

Commission on celebration of Bamyan as SAARC cultural capital holds session

 KABUL: A session of commission on celebration Bamyan as SAARC cultural center was held yesterday under the chairmanship of deputy minister of youth affairs for ... Full story

President Ghani talks on phone with Balkh provincial security officials

 Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, talked on the phone with acting Provincial Police Chief, Director of National Security Directorate, and ... Full story

NDS rejects UN’s report on foreign fighters figure in Afghanistan

 The National Directorate of Security of Afghanistan (NDS) confirmed that the foreign fighters are exists in Afghanistan, but rejecting the figure which is mentioned in ... Full story

Factors behind insecurities, roadmaps to remove them

 Afghanistan is one of Islamic countries that suffers much from wars and since years, this country is the battlefield of war for those countries which ... Full story

Caricature, the first painting of history

 Reflection of the issues related to art and artist in our media is faint-coloured especially what is beyond the capacity of art. In our society, our ... Full story

NUG determines to bring fundamental reforms

 Successful public administration reforms in Afghanistan is important for the government’s credibility and legitimacy. It is also critical to achieve the government’s goals and fulfilling ... Full story

President Ghani meets US deputy Secretary of State

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met US deputy Secretary of State here in Arg yesterday. During the meeting matters pertaining mutual interests including human rights, women ... Full story

President discusses ways to boost legislative capacity in Justice Ministry

 KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani chaired a meeting to discuss ways and plans aimed at strengthening the Taqnin Department of the ministry of Justice. In the ... Full story

President Ghani reaffirms commitments for good governance

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in meeting with a number of government officials, experts and representatives of important international agencies here yesterday once again repeated ... Full story

President assigns commissions to probe Khost attack

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, met with the elders and influential figures from Khost who were delegated to that ... Full story

Fatiha holds for Khost martyrs

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, attended a Fatiha held at Eidqah Mosque for those killed in a terrorist attack ... Full story

Gen. Ludin withdraws nomination as defense minister

 KABUL: Lt. General Mohammad Afzal Ludin, whom the President nominated as Defense Minister on Monday, withdrew his nomination at personal will. The President described General ... Full story

Gen. Ludin withdraws nomination as defense minister

 KABUL: Lt. General Mohammad Afzal Ludin, whom the President nominated as Defense Minister on Monday, withdrew his nomination at personal will. The President described General ... Full story

Peace can’t be achieved sans ensuring human rights: CE

 KABUL: The chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has linked achieving peace to ensuring human rights in the country and said, embracing peace in the absence ... Full story

Elders from Badghis call on VP Dostum

 KABUL: A number of elders and religious scholars from Badghis province called on first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum here yesterday and apprised him ... Full story

Khalili pays visit to Baghlan historic Shamarq monument

 KABUL: Acting minister of information and culture Sayed Musadeq Khalili has paid a visit to historic monument of Shamarq in Baghlan province. While visiting the historic ... Full story

FM meets US deputy secretary of state

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, minister of foreign affairs in a meeting Wednesday with US deputy secretary of state on democracy affairs and human rights discussed on ... Full story

Spring brings security challenges

 The increasing news of the emergence of ISIS in Afghanistan is adding to the concern of our compatriots. In some of the provinces, criminal acts ... Full story

When preventive measures taken to save further destruction of Amu River banks?

 With the advent of spring season, concerns increase on water overflowing due to monsoonal  floods and destruction of Amu river banks. In this season due ... Full story

Aussie aid helps girls' education in Afghanistan

 Aid groups say increasing numbers of children have returned to school in Afghanistan over the last decade, largely as a result of assistance from the ... Full story

Disease prevention: Pakistan, Afghanistan to hold polio meeting

 A two day cross-border coordination meeting on polio eradication has been scheduled to take place in mid-April this year between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Kabul. ... Full story

Pakistan parliament rejects Saudi call to join Yemen coalition

Pakistan's parliament on Friday urged the government to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its coalition against ... Full story

US researchers: Hundreds of NKorea missiles threaten Asia

 WASHINGTON (AP) — Nuclear-armed North Korea already has hundreds of ballistic missiles that can target its neighbors in Northeast Asia but will need foreign technology ... Full story

Kitchen Garden to be provided for 10,000 women in northern Afghanistan

 With cooperation of Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, the PLHN institution to establish home-baked flower-beds for 10000 poor women in the North zone of ... Full story

Annual meeting of AWCSO

 The annual meeting of Afghan Women Cultural and Social Organization(AWCSO) was held  with the participation of large number of women in Setarah Hotel on Sunday, ... Full story

Government supplies enough assistance to vulnerable areas: MRRD

 Afghanistan is one of the most vulnerable countries that sustains damages during spring and winter natural disasters. The NUG authorities said that in case of ... Full story

WHO celebrates Apr 7th the World Health Day

 7th of Apr the world health day is marked every year in different countries. In such a day in 1948, the first constitution of International Health ... Full story

Unemployment challenges should be addressed

 Unemployment is a universal phenomenon that affects all countries, and to a larger extent the least developed nations and causes widespread poverty, social unrest, and ... Full story

Citizen’s empowerment, providing them with services, a priority: President Ghani

 KABUL: Entitled Citizens’ Convention’ a meeting chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani was held at the Presidential Palace, to discuss empowerment of the citizens and ... Full story

Narcotics, a challenge before humanity, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: The first session of counter narcotics high commission was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive at the Sapidar Palace. In ... Full story

World Health Day 2015: Unsafe food poses serious threats to public health

 KABUL: World Health Day was celebrated yesterday in Kabul under the slogan “from farm to plate, make food safe”, highlighting the challenges and opportunities associated ... Full story