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Women rights won’t be victimized in peace talks: President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said yesterday the rights of women won’t be victimized in the peace process. The president made the remarks in meeting with ... Full story

Chief Justice would be nominated soon: Danesh

KABUL: The second vice president Sarwar Danesh said yesterday that the process for nomination of chief justice and a remaining member of the Supreme Court ... Full story

President Ghani flays terrorist attack on Mawlavi Sayed Maqbool Omari

KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has strongly condemned terrorist attack on Jihadi figure Mawlavi Sayed Maqbool Omari, who is ... Full story

FM meets his Qatari counterpart

KUWAIT: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs met the other day with Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs, Khalid bin Mohammad al-Atia in sideline of 42nd ... Full story

House of People holds session

KABUL: The House of People with Abdul Rauf Ibrahim on the chair held session yesterday during which variety of issues including modification of second article ... Full story

Security Commission on celebrating Bamyan as SAARC cultural capital holds meeting

KABUL: The Security Commission on celebrating Bamyan as SAARC cultural capital, with deputy to interior ministry, General Mohammad Ayoub Salangi held meeting yesterday and reviewed ... Full story

Construction work on new MoI building to be completed soon

KABUL: Noorulhaq Uloomi, Minister of Interior has instructed construction officials of the ministry to accelerate their efforts for completion of the construction work on new ... Full story

Parwan historical monuments need serious attention

Parwan is the second grade and one of ancient and central provinces of the country that is located at 64 km north of Kabul. This province ... Full story

Afghanistan children, women: Victims of three decades of war

The women and children who are the first victims during the intensified wars in Afghanistan have been tolerating many losses and other social deprivations. The ... Full story

Turkmenistan ready to host Afghan peace talks

 Following showing goodwill of cooperation by a number of regional countries for restoration of peace and stability in Afghanistan the authorities of Turkmenistan have said ... Full story

Ministers first 100 day plans prevent corruption, a base for good governance

Nowadays a number of ministers explained their draft plans of the first 100 days together with solution, and ways of practical implementation to the Afghan ... Full story

Donate blood, rescue children

Afghanistan is one of those countries that its young generation particularly children have experienced heavy and intolerable damages during and as a result of civil ... Full story

People efforts can tackle air pollution

The World Environment Day that has been approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972, is marked annually worldwide. In the recent years the ... Full story

We support anti-Taliban uprising, MoI

Simultaneous with the expansion of popular uprising against Taliban and other terrorist groups, the ministry of interior has proclaimed that this ministry supports decisively from ... Full story

Deal with Pakistan on lasting peace based on national power: President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with a number of lawmakers including chairman of the House of People and officials from security organs ... Full story

AISA problems reviewed

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani discussed and reviewed the legal and administrative problems at Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) the presidential press office said Thursday. The ... Full story

President Ghani: Ministries should provide services not just studies

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani made a renewed review of the first 100-Day-Action Plan of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) Thursday the ... Full story

Budget should be spent on balanced basis: Danesh

KABUL: Second vice president Sarwar Danesh in meeting with notables and elders of 13th precinct here in his office the other said admitted for budget ... Full story

Rabbani meets UAE counterparts amid traders’ challenges

KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahudin Rabbani held meeting with his United Arab Emirates (UAE) counterpart Abdullah Bin Zahid Al-Nahyan at the sideline of 42nd ... Full story

High Commission on Reforms and Urban Development holds meeting

KABUL: The High Commission on Reforms and Urban Development with Ahmad Zia Massoud the special envoy of president on reforms and good governance held meeting ... Full story

Liberty Printing Press celebrates International Labor Day

KABUL: The state-run Liberty Printing Press celebrated the International Labor Day on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, Marouf Kadiri the chairman of national workers union ... Full story

Karzai asks China for more scholarships to Afghan students

 KABUL: President Hamid Karzai met Wednesday with Li Ion Chaw, Chinese Vice President at People’s Palace. In the meeting, China’s Vice President first recalled of historic ... Full story

Six MoUD officials suspended, introduced to AGO

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan presided over a session attended by a number of representatives of urban development ministry ... Full story

Construction work on new Kabul-Jalalabad road to be resumed

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a meeting Wednesday with officials for MoI and a Chinese company responsible for ... Full story

Forces praised for quelling Wazir Akbar Khan terrorist attack

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani praised the National Security Forces for their quick response in quelling terrorist attack on a guesthouse in Wazir Akbar Khan, ... Full story

Afghanistan opium cultivation; profit or loss?

Drug is considered as a dangerous phenomenon which left a negative impacts on Afghan people’s thoughts and minds particularly on the youth and teenager’s behavior ... Full story

Afghani’s nosedive not concerning as market stable: officials

Afghanistan Central Bank (ACB) assured the Afghan citizens for not being concerned of what it announced a temporal upswing in the Dollar price against Afghani, ... Full story

Istanbul Process; Good regional nations’ trust-building opportunity: Foreign ministry

KABUL: Afghanistan ministry of foreign affairs said the other day that the Istanbul Process which had been hosted by Pakistan was a good opportunity for ... Full story

Pakistan’s honest cooperation guarantees security in Afghanistan

The security concerns have grown very serious this year. There are reports of fighting in different parts of the country and insurgents have intensified their ... Full story

Lack of green areas in the capital Kabul

Lack of green areas in the capital Kabul has turned garbage to postures for the livestock. In the picture, donkeys are searching garbage for something to feed themselves in a crowded area of Kabul.

Weakness in local administration caused insecurity in Daikundi, Danesh

KABUL: A number of elders and members of advisory council for Daikundi in a meeting with Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh enumerated problems and demands ... Full story

Relics discovered in Shuhada-e-Salehen

KABUL: Archeologists of the ministry of information and culture have discovered some relics during 4th time of digging in Shuhada-e-Salehen, BNA reported. The deputy minister on ... Full story

No arms distributed to local people, MoI

KABUL: Ministry of Interior (MoI) has rejected distribution of any kinds of arms to civilians in the country, considering it as baseless. Speaking in a news ... Full story

Pakistan warning to Taliban is part of commitments in fighting terrorism: Mustaghni

KABUL: The warning given by Pakistan to Taliban to halt the so-called spring offensive is part of the commitments in fighting terrorism in Afghanistan, this ... Full story

NSC denies role in drafting NDS-ISI agreement

KABUL: The National Security Council (NSC) has rejected the reports on signing cooperation agreement between National Directorate for Security (NDS) and Pakistan’s intelligence agency as ... Full story

Afghani’s nosedive not concerning as market stable: officials

Afghanistan Central Bank (ACB) assured the Afghan citizens for not being concerned of what it announced a temporal upswing in the Dollar price against Afghani, ... Full story

He was the savior of Afghan music. Then a Taliban bomb took his hearing

When musicologist Ahmad Sarmast’s pioneering institute – open to girls and boys, women and men from all backgrounds – became a target, it nearly cost him his life. But the attack has only made him more determined ... Full story

President Ghani holds courtesy meeting with Korean ambassador

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held courtesy meeting with Korean ambassador to Afghanistan, Cha Young Cheol here in Arg yesterday and exchanged views on matters ... Full story

CE, German ambassador exchange view on mutual interest

KABUL: German ambassador to Afghanistan called on Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah here yesterday and exchanged views on matters relating mutual interests including security situation, ... Full story

Afghanistan has made tremendous achievements in women rights: Danesh

KABUL: Afghanistan has made tremendous achievement in the field of women rights and women status over the past 14 years. This was stated by second ... Full story

Chief of Army Staff calls on CE

KABUL: The chief of Army Staff General Qadam Shah Shahim called on Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah here in his office yesterday and exchanged views ... Full story

House holds general session

KABUL: In general session of Lower House of parliament held yesterday under the chairmanship of Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, speaker of the house, lawmakers while criticizing ... Full story

3rd Book Exhibition wraps up

KABUL: The 3rd Book Exhibition which opened recently to mark Book Week and Book Reading in Babur Shah Book Center was over here yesterday. In his ... Full story

Joint programs should be provided for counternarcotics

KABUL: Noorulhaq Uloomi, Minister of Interior has asked Ministry of Counternarcotics for further coordination and cooperation with MoI. Interior minister shared the issue in a meeting ... Full story

India must not retreat agreement on Hajigak mine

Quoting the India authorities, a number of media have recently reported that India intends to give up its ten billion U.S. dollar investment in Hajigak ... Full story

Afghan handicraft products compete with best

The handicraft in Afghanistan has its own historical background which is definitely the honor of all Afghans people and now is being promoted in various ... Full story

Heart of Asia-Istanbul process & Afghanistan’s deep-seated dream

Pakistan is hosting senior officials meeting of the “Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process” which has begun in Islamabad yesterday with co-chairing by Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Aizaz ... Full story

Shir Yakh

Shir Yakh—an Afghan traditional dessert served during hot weather is now a days on the run across the cities, particularly in the capital Kabul. A young man, expert in making, with a costumer is posing for a photography in downtown Kabul.

Government decisive on bringing reforms in electoral system

While expressing readiness on immediate reforms in electoral system, the Afghan government authorities said, “The NUG has determined to reform electoral system according to previous ... Full story

Recent bloody incident concerning in different aspects

The capital city witnessed tragic events in recent days in which tens innocent people were victimized. Although the terrorists attacked government and foreign targets but ... Full story

Perseverance Trend helps reduce domestic poverty

Registered with the ministry of justice, the Perseverance Trend, with membership from the enlightened and knowledgeable youth have  been  established  to enhance the present social ... Full story

Focus on Bamyan giant Buddha statues

The UNESCO has republished book in several chapters”The image of the Buddha” in 482 pages in which over 350 black and white and colored photos ... Full story

Afghan currency depression against dollar

A number of senate members expressed their concern over depression of Afghani against dollar and said that managing of central bank by acting governor caused ... Full story

Key defense officials debut work

KABUL: Acting defense minister, Mohammad Masoom Stanikzai, first deputy to the ministry, Gen. Abdul Khaliq and chief of army staff, Gen. Qadam Shah was introduced ... Full story

NPC discusses key agendas

KABUL: The National Procurement Commission (NPC) with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held meeting yesterday. In the meeting also attended by Chief Executive, Dr. ... Full story

President Ghani confers Baryal Medal to Gen. Reeder

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani conferred the Baryal medal to General Edward M. Reeder, the commander of the special forces of NATO-led troops in Afghanistan ... Full story

Special pilgrims committee holds session

KABUL: Chaired by Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice President, a session of special committee for Afghan pilgrims was held yesterday. The committee has been formed based on ... Full story

Turkey to continue supporting Afghanistan

KABUL: The chargé d’affaires of Turkish embassy to Afghanistan, Senan Ilham called on Eng. Mohammad Khan, Chief Executive First Deputy here yesterday and assured his ... Full story

Afghanistan National Museum; the richest in the region, Jahani

KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture with cooperation of UNESCO celebrated yesterday World Museum Day here in Kabul. World Museum Day is celebrated every year in ... Full story

MoIC ready for journalists fund support

KABUL: Mohammad Asif Wardak, head of Afghanistan’s Journalists Supporting Fund called on the Minister of Information & Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani here yesterday and briefed ... Full story

Cabinet holds extra-ordinary meeting

KABUL: The cabinet with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held extra-ordinary meeting here in Arg yesterday during which the ministers presented their 100-day ... Full story

Zia Masoud chairs NTC meeting

KABUL: The presidential senior advisor on reforms and  good governance Ahmad Zia Masoud chaired the meeting of National Transport Committee (NTC)here yesterday during which matters ... Full story

Karzai calls for India’s continued support

KABUL: The former president Hamid Karzai in meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, yesterday besides thanking India over its contribution to ... Full story

Attack on mosque is enmity with Islam: President Ghani

KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani the president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has condemned the terrorist attack in a mosque in the eastern part of ... Full story

Leader of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan to visit Afghanistan

KABUL: The leader of Jamaat-e-Islami Party of Pakistan, Sarajul Haq would visit Afghanistan next month. According to Pakistani media reports, the visit is taking place at ... Full story

Draft Law on running ministries by acting ministers approved

KABUL: The House of People approved the draft on running ministries and government bodies by acting chiefs here yesterday, BNA reported. In the session presided over ... Full story

NSC rejects CE’s spokesman remarks

KABUL: The National Security Council (NSC) in a statement released here yesterday rejected the remarks of the spokesman for chief executive on the role of ... Full story

People’s forces formation is tantamount to Taliban defeat: Badakhshan elders

KABUL: The elders and notables of Badakhshan province after three days of meetings and consultations decided to form a strong-1000-member forces from the locals to ... Full story

Domestic industrial products exhibition opens in Herat

For the first time, the national industrial exhibition is opened in Herat. The in charges concerned say that in this exhibition about 80 booths of national ... Full story

Family's role crucial in building a united society

The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 ... Full story

Afghanistan a good bed for joint counterterrorism

At 16th meeting of international contact group held last Thursday in Kabul, president Ghani once more regarded terrorism as a serious threat for security of ... Full story

Govt committed to introduce inclusive reforms: President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said his administration had adopted an inclusive strategy to deal with capital looters, land grabbers and poppy mafia ... Full story

President Ghani chairs cabinet meeting

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani presided over the meeting of cabinet here in Arg yesterday. At the outset of the meeting, the cabinet strongly condemned the ... Full story

President Ghani holds meeting with religious scholars

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held meeting with the religious scholars and Jihadi leaders here in Arg yesterday and exchanged views on the country’s political ... Full story

CE thanks Int’l community for its support to Afghanistan

KABUL: The Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah thanked the international community for its continued support to Afghanistan. In a banquet arranged in honor of the ... Full story

Electoral reforms a national need: Danesh

KABUL: The second vice president Sarwar Danesh has termed bringing reforms in the election systems a national necessity and said the government is determined to ... Full story

Minister Jahani offers condolence over poet Daud Khan’s demise

KABUL: The Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani offered condolence over the death of poet and writer Shahid Daud Khan Khaksar who lost ... Full story

Minister Jahani offers condolence over poet Daud Khan’s demise

KABUL: The Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani offered condolence over the death of poet and writer Shahid Daud Khan Khaksar who lost ... Full story

President Ghani receives 100-day working plan of minister of communications and IT

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received the 100-day working plan of the minister for communication and Information Technology, Abdul Razaq Wahidi here in Arg the ... Full story

Jahani message on World Cultural Expansion Day

KABUL: Our people celebrate the World Cultural Expansion Day in a time that the government of Afghanistan is committed that all possibilities and cultural opportunities ... Full story

Transcript of remarks delivered by President Ghani at the meeting of the International Contact Group

In the name of God, the compassionate, the merciful First of all, let me welcome you Ambassador Koch, General Campbell, distinguished special representatives, ambassadors, Minister Rabbani, ... Full story

Security forces capable to neutralize Taliban attacks

The government armed oppositions, particularly the Taliban militants are launching destructive activities in various areas of the country. But fortunately these terrorists have not obtained ... Full story

70,000 acres of land allocated to arbor

The in charges of NLHP or National Project for Horticulture and Animal Husbandry for Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Department said up to 70,000 acres of ... Full story

Afghan-Pak intelligence exchange still a layout

Reproaches and disapprovals from some politico-military analysts broke out across     the country amid a report for allegedly share of intelligence exchanges if was fair ... Full story

Fresh fruits

In this season (Spring) diverse fresh fruits are available in local markets in the capital Kabul. All of them produced inside the country.

New pension system provides ease for retired officials

A new pension system has recently established that would create many facilities for retired employees. Based on the changes in the new system of payments ... Full story

Govt. should help women empowerment, activist

Some women activists evaluate presence of women in government administrations not satisfactory and ask the government for making effort to provide employment for women in ... Full story

HPC calls for removal of Taliban leaders’ names from UN blacklist

The HPC officials said that omission of all outstanding Taliban leaders’ from the UN blacklist is a need and could be effective on peace process ... Full story

Fighting terrorism needs global cooperation

Terrorism is an ominous phenomenon and terrorists are the murderers of innocent people not only in Afghanistan but against world security, as fighting it, is ... Full story

Afghanistan foreign policy based on national interests: President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said yesterday that Afghanistan’s foreign policy is based on national interests. He made the remarks after receiving 100-day working plan ... Full story

President Ghani meets Russian Interior Minister

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev  here in Arg yesterday and exchanged views on matters relating mutual interests between the ... Full story

Strengthening IT to help improve all sectors, Abdullah

KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan by participating in a ceremony held yesterday on the occasion of marking ‘World ... Full story

Political passport for govt. authorities only, official

KABUL: Afghanistan ministry of foreign affairs said Tuesday that political passports could only be issued for the government authorities. Rejecting a private newspaper 8 Subh’s ... Full story

Some media outlets overlook Islamic values: Sabawon

 KABUL: Presidential advisor, Wahidullah Sabawon called on Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information & Culture here yesterday and said that some media outlets don’t pay ... Full story

President Ghani calls for improving security

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani after receiving the interior ministry’s 100-day working plan and reviewing it here in Arg yesterday called for more coordination among ... Full story

President Ghani considers historic monuments as honor, resource of inspiration for next generations

KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has submitted a historic monument to the country’s national museum. The country’s President in a ... Full story

Govt. to support private sector: Danesh

KABUL: The second vice president Sarwar Danesh said yesterday that the policy of government is to support the private sector.  He made the remarks in meeting ... Full story

1600 military offensives by armed insurgents in past four months, MoD

KABUL: Officials for Ministry of Defense (MoD) say armed insurgents have launched 1600 military offensives in various parts of the country in the past four ... Full story

Ex-president meets officials, children for Omid Orphanage

KABUL: Hamid Karzai, former president of Afghanistan met yesterday with head, deputy and a number of children of Omid Farda Orphanage here in Kabul. At ... Full story

FM meets Uzbek ambassador to Kabul

KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs met yesterday with Yadgar Khwaja Shadmanov, Uzbek ambassador to Kabul. At the meeting, Uzbek ambassador to Kabul while ... Full story

Elders from Saripul, Kunduz and Faryab call on Gen. Dostum

KABUL: A number of elders and notables from Kunduz, Saripul and Faryab provinces called on the first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum yesterday and ... Full story

PAKISTAN INAUGURATES SECOND LANE OF TORKHAM-JALALABAD ROAD

Pakistan inaugurated the construction of the additional carriage way of the Torkham-Jalalabad Road today. An inaugural ceremony was held in Jalalabad to kick start work ... Full story

Book-reading culture should be promoted among people, President Ghani

The third book fair to celebrate Book Week at the initiative of Ministry of Information and Culture and with the cooperation of a number of ... Full story

Copper smithing requires attention

With a background of multi centuries, copper smiting is part of our handicrafts. The coppersmiths produce beautiful and ornamental utensils and dishes including ewer and ... Full story

China contributes detective equipments to ANSF

The Afghan military experts say that China pledged to assist defective equipment to ABP. According to military experts, our border police forces should be equipped ... Full story

Insurgents are loyal to no value

 A report released about kidnapping in Paktia the other day in media, tens passengers were nabbed by armedmen and were transferred to unknown place . According ... Full story

Free incursion urbanization constrictive only

 Shifting population from rural to urban areas is the main meaning of urbanization. Researchers suggest that the move should be part of a plan to ... Full story

UN supports Afghan refugees’ repatriation

 The UN Refugee Agency declared its support to voluntarily and gradually repatriation of the Afghan refugees to their country.  The united Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, ... Full story

Military cooperation will not meet Afghanistan’s requirements

 During recent decades, Afghanistan tolerated destructive conflicts and fightings. Under the present situation, the Afghan people are facing with great challenges in the fields of ... Full story

Afghanistan’s foreign policy should not be beyond national interests

 The efficient foreign policy, and diplomatic organs that are undertaken by certain countries have been considered as an important body in political system and good ... Full story

Afghans hoping arm replaced with pen

 Extremism has gotten out of limit, known for disgrace and proved notorious as much as caused some countries to resort to banning Muslims from using ... Full story

In President Ghani’s meetings with some ministers: Textbooks shortages to be removed soon

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting attended by minister of education, Assadullah Hanif Balkhi, in-charges of publishing companies, representatives of donor nations and ... Full story

Maidan Wardak elders call on Muhaqiq

 KABUL: A number of representatives and elders of Maidan Wardak and Jaghori district of Ghazni province in a meeting with Chief Executive Second Deputy, Mohammad ... Full story

Minister Jahani visits Music Directorate

KABUL: Minister of Information & Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani visited the directorate of music and listened to the problems of the employees of the body, ... Full story

Staying on alert more effective than blaming enemy

 When enemy is well-defined, then there is no choice except to remain on alert rather than blame. We have to approach a policy, under which, ... Full story

Preservation of Ariana identity is Afghanistan historical wealth: President

Reports were released recently through social networks that the Afghan government plans to change the name of Ariana Afghan Airline to Arian Afghan Alotana but ... Full story

Govt. to fully back press freedom: President

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani yesterday reiterated that ensuring freedom of expression and media and resolving problems of mediamen were among priorities of his government. Ghani ... Full story

Security situation of northern provinces reviewed

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani through video conference from the coordination center reviewed the security situation of Balkh, Jauzjan, Faryab, Saripul and Samangan provinces yesterday ... Full story

NATO to remain in Afghanistan through civilian led mission

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO on Wednesday formally announced plans to retain a small troop presence in Afghanistan after 2016 to help strengthen Afghan ... Full story

House seeking Pakistan’s sincere peace cooperation

Simultaneous with the visit of Pakistani senior delegation to Afghanistan, the lower house requested Pakistan’s sincere and practical steps in war on terror and ensuring ... Full story

Jewelry

Women in Afghanistan are mostly interested in jewelries, particularly while getting married. A woman in one of the Kabul City Jewelry wants to buy golden bracelet.

UNHCR to back Afghanistan in voluntary repatriation of refugees, Guterres 

 KABUL: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antَnio Guterres in a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani here the other day said that the ... Full story

Cabinet holds meeting

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

Obama to back Gulf allies against any 'external attack'

President makes remarks at end of US-GCC summit at Camp David amid Arab anxiety over efforts for nuclear deal with Iran. ... Full story

South Korea to construct Bamyan Cultural center

 KABUL: A cultural center is to be constructed by financial assistance of South Korea in Bamyan province. The sketch and design of center was put into ... Full story

New Appointment

KABUL: Based on request of Ministry of Information and Culture and approval of Presidential Office, Noor Mohammad Hassankhail has been appointed as Chief of Afghan ... Full story

Japan to increase development programs in Afghanistan

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud, Special Envoy to President on Reforms and Good Governance met yesterday with Japanese ambassador to Kabul Hiroshi Takahashi. In the meeting, the ... Full story

MoIC message on the occasion of 88th establishment anniversary of Anis National Daily

 “Dear Countrymen! One of our country’s exquisite newspapers ‘Anis’ has entered its 88th publication year. Ghulam Muhiuddin Anis, the country’s top figure founded this newspaper, which was a ... Full story

Security situation reviewed

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces presided the meeting of the security officials in the coordination center and reviewed ... Full story

Pakistan, Afghanistan should jointly fight terrorism: Leaders

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at a joint press conference with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif which held in Arg on Tuesday termed terrorism as ... Full story

Herat cultural heritages require serious attention

While historical relics of Herat are the indicators of our ancient culture, most of them needs to be rebuilt and repaired. This priceless historical city ... Full story

King Salman, Obama discuss Camp David summit

 Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz discussed Sunday the upcoming Camp David summit with his U.S. President Barack Obama, the Saudi Press Agency reported. King Salman expressed ... Full story

National Archive houses over 100,000 historical relics, manuscripts

 National Archive of Afghanistan has accommodated over one hundred thousand historical relics and more than 7,500 manuscripts, most of them dating back to centuries ago, ... Full story

State of local governance supervision crucial for government, Citizens

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed and introduced Ghulam Jelani Popal as the general director for the local organs.  Meanwhile, the local organs administration which ... Full story

Kabul underground water out of use unless paid attention,Official

Urgent measures needed to help prevent pollution of underground water, as sewer system is said to have influenced potable water of deep wells in the ... Full story

Afghanistan, world should consider terrorism as common threat

 Following the conclusion of combat mission of U.S. led NATO forces, with commencement of new mission as “Resolute Support”, the role of the USA and ... Full story

Asphalting of Badghis-Herat high way to begin this year

 The asphalting of 50 km high way links Badghis with Herat province to begin in current year. The provincial local in charges told media that asphalting ... Full story

Holding uprisings, best option for clearing of villages from insurgents

 Within recent months, the northern and north-eastern provinces of the country became insecure unprecedentedly. During recent one month, several districts of Kunduz province had faced with ... Full story

President Ghani congratulates Cameron re-election as British PM

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani congratulated David Cameron over his re-election as Prime Minister of Britain. In his message, the president, besides wishing success to Premier ... Full story

NUG seeks coordination among ministries, provinces

 KABUL:  Ghulam Jilani Popal formally assumed office as head of Independent Local Governments Organs’ Directorate, yesterday. After taking him to his office, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani ... Full story

Air strikes target ex-Yemen president Saleh's residence

 Warplanes from the coalition led by Saudi Arabia has bombed the residence of Ali Abdullah Saleh in the capital, Sanaa, but Yemen's former president is believed ... Full story

A Real disaster: Madrid gift Barcelona the title to leave Ancelotti on the brink

 It's all over bar the shouting. Real Madrid's hopes of winning La Liga went up in smoke on a hot and humid Saturday evening as ... Full story

9 private hospitals shut down, 159 Pharmaceutical companies deactivated

 KABUL: Minister of Public Health says he will implement serious reforms in private hospitals and pay full consideration to improvement of medical condition in the ... Full story

NSC sacks Paktika governor

 KABUL: The National Security Council (NSC) with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held meeting yesterday during which the country’s security situation was reviewed. ... Full story

Commission for celebration of Bamyan as SAARC cultural capital holds session

 A session of commission for celebration Bamyan as SAARC’s cultural capital was held under the chairmanship of Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani ... Full story

Conference on “Youth role in developing Ulema movement” opened

 Movement for Development of Religious Scholars of Afghanistan in the conference on “Youth role in developing Ulema Movement” held here yesterday emphasized for promoting education ... Full story

President Ghani, CE meet Pakistan former President Asif Ali Zardari

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met the other day at presidential palace with a delegation of Pakistan political leaders ... Full story

Govt seeks to provide employment opportunities

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a meeting with members of Afghanistan national laborers union congratulated World Labor Day ... Full story

President Ghani calls for proactive role of private sector in economic development

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in meeting with the officials and members of the chambers of commerce and industries and numerous businessmen of the country ... Full story

President underlines transparent policy for mining sector

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Thursday stressed transparency in mining contracts and framing prudent policy for development of the cement industry in Afghanistan. The president, ... Full story

Good governance to help achieve lasting peace, political stability: CE Abdullah

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said yesterday that ensuring good governance the main factor for ensuring lasting peace and political stability in the country. ... Full story

Understanding, the only option for removal of misunderstanding, Jahani

KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture met the other day with media officials in Senate’s complaints commission, saying that the ministry of ... Full story

Kabul police adopt further measures for better security in Kabul

 KABUL: As a number of representatives of people in parliament claim security condition in capital is worsening and criminal incidents have increased, Kabul police officials ... Full story

President Ghani meets leading body of MoT

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met the other day with Mohammadullah Batash, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation and ... Full story

President Ghani presides over cabinet meeting

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

President reviews security situation

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held video conference with police chiefs of the provinces yesterday and reviewed the security situation in the country. At the ... Full story

ARCS is committed for impartiality: Fatima Gilani

 KABUL: The president of Red Crescent Society (ARCS) Fatima Gilani said yesterday that the body as a member of the international Red Cross movement is ... Full story

ICRC, RC with membership of 178 countries

Sawr 18th or May 8th coincides with the world day of ICRC and Red Crescent: ... Full story

ICRC day calls for respect to fundamental principles

 The first International Red Cross & Red Crescent (ICRC) Day was held in 1948. This event is supported by the International Red Cross and Red ... Full story

Qatar seeking peace in Afghanistan

 Following the denial of peace negotiations with the Afghan government by the Taliban, Qatari ministry of foreign affairs said the country was seeking peace restoration ... Full story

Pen; symbol of meditation, writers’ weapon

 One of the most significant means and tools among the various nations interested in evaluation is writer’s pen which is considered an attractive and constructive ... Full story

Engaged in hard work, many Afghan children need government support

 At present time, the living circumstances of the Afghan children who are deprived of all life facilities particularly, educational possibilities have been expanding towards poverty ... Full story

On the occasion of 88th establishment anniversary of Anis National Daily

 Founded by Ghulam Mahiuddin Anis, a known writer in 1927, the government-run  Anis National Daily entered its 88th year. During this long period, the daily could ... Full story

Concerns mount over insecurity in North

 Northern Afghanistan, a secure and stable area until last spring, is now an insecure and fearful place. Although Taliban and other insurgent groups’ activities have ... Full story

Playing football

Boys, after school, are using some sideways as playground, as they suffer lack of proper stadium even in the capital Kabul.

Strengthening health sector govt. priority, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with minister of public health, Firozuddin Firoz received his 100-day working plan and said that boosting health ... Full story

President Ghani chairs land, water council session

 KABUL: The land and water council which was formed by a presidential decree, held its first session on President Ghani in the chair here in ... Full story

CE meets UN Deputy Secretary, UNOPS Chief Executive

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with UN Deputy Secretary and UNOPS Chief Executive here in Kabul. ... Full story

Afghan companies’ officials call on CE Deputy

 KABUL: Representatives of 54 construction and logistics companies called on Eng. Mohammad Khan, Chief Executive First Deputy yesterday and enumerated a range of their problems. In ... Full story

Jahani hears government newspapers officials’ problems

 KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture in a meeting with officials of the government newspapers heard a range of their problems. In the ... Full story

NDS arrests masterminds of Jalalabad massacre

 KABUL: National Directorate for Security (NDS) personnel in a special operation arrested five organizers of terrorist attacks on Nangarhar Kabul Bank the other day.  The arrested ... Full story

No restriction imposed on transporting books to Tehran exhibition: Jahani

 KABUL: Minister of Information & Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani has rejected the reported imposing constraint on sending books to Iran and said no restriction has ... Full story

Satirist stabbed in Kandahar

Minister of Information and Culture condemns eA  ... Full story

Laghman PC guards exchange fire leaving 3 dead and 5 injured

 At least three people were killed and five others were injured following a gunbattle between the security guards of two provincial council members in eastern ... Full story

Pen Day registered into Afghanistan Calendar

 KABUL: 16th Saur coincides with 6th May has been included as Pen Day in Afghanistan Calendar based on request of First Vice President Gen. Abdul ... Full story

Afghan companies’ officials call on CE deputy

KABUL: Representatives of 54 construction and logistics companies called on Eng. Mohammad Khan, Chief Executive First Deputy yesterday and enumerated a range of their problems. In ... Full story

About $15b allocated for rebuilding Afghanistan: SIGAR

 The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction SIGAR John Sopko said that at present over $14.9b is being spent for Afghanistan reconstruction and this ... Full story

ISIS claims Texas attack, first on American soil

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group claimed on Tuesday its first attack on U.S. soil, a shooting at an anti-Muslim event ... Full story

Peace negotiations should begin from a strong position

 Despite efforts made by the government of Afghanistan in the last 14 years, the durable peace which is the old aspiration of our people, yet ... Full story

BSA should address security challenges

 Signing of BSA between the ex-Afghan administration and the USA was one of the most controversial issues during recent years of former government and despite ... Full story

Buddha Purnima: Ancient Buddhist city in Afghanistan could be destroyed by copper mining

 A 2,000-year-old Buddhist city, Mes Aynak in Afghanistan, rich in stupas, shrines and monuments could be razed to the ground if a Chinese mining company ... Full story

Afghan Karakul enjoys global market

 Breeding of Karakul sheep has been common among the Afghan people since long time, particularly among Turkmen who are usually living in Qataghan and Turkistan ... Full story

Media can play effective role in institutionalization of democracy

 Afghanistan has been experiencing freedom of media and speech in the past fourteen years and could pave the grounds for the enhancement and upgrading of ... Full story

Wise leadership; South Korea’s quick development

 Still remembering horrible results of decades of civil war, South Koreans hurried to reconstruct their country and change it into an industrial hub of the ... Full story

What is going on in Kunduz?

 What is going on in Kunduz nowadays and what are the outcomes of war against insurgents? Kunduz is not anymore at the risk of collapse ... Full story

Afghan government should take certain steps against corruption: EU

 A number of counter-corruption institutions and EU believe that the Afghan government began a good start in war on corruption with reopening of Kabul Bank ... Full story

High unemployment rate a big challenge before NUG

 Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries of the world where according to estimates more than 10 million people are suffering from absolute poverty, despite ... Full story

Powerful individuals

 Some powerful individuals, residing across the Qargha recreational site, are excavating their nearby area and throwing dust and clod into the water dam for building ... Full story

President Ghani stresses for reforms, good governance

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has assured his resolve for bringing reforms in government departments and ensuring good governance. He gave the assurance in meeting with ... Full story

Misusing press freedom worse than censorship, Jahani

 KABUL: Minister of Information & Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani described the role of media very important for safeguarding cultural values, saying the security organs are ... Full story

High committee for city traffic, transport services holds session

 KABUL: A session of high committee for management of city traffic and transport services was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Ahmad Zia Massoud, Special ... Full story

Protection of national unity, national interests press responsibility, Karzai

 KABUL: Afghanistan’s Journalists Council celebrated yesterday 3rd May ‘World  PressFreedom Day’ at government’s media center here in Kabul. In a ceremony held on this occasion, ... Full story

Two historical objects handed over to National Museum

 KABUL: National Directorate of Security (NDS) handed over a statue and a historical coin to minister of information and culture yesterday. The statue belongs to Koshanid ... Full story