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Afghan widows need consideration

 As it is known the violence against the Afghan women have been expanding in the high level in Afghanistan, causing considerable concerns and challenges for ... Full story

Afghanistan’s Natural Resources under the sight of Islamic State

 Pentagon in a new report says that Islamic State group is eyeing on the Natural Resources of Afghanistan. Citing the Pentagon report, The Diplomat an online ... Full story

Poppy cultivation, drug production not only a problem to Afghanistan but also a big challenge to global community: UN

 In their recent report, the UN authorities have expressed concern on increase of poppy cultivation and drug production in Afghanistan and said that poppy cultivation ... Full story

Govt’s sincere commitments shape legal anti-corruption framework

 War has been intensified in Afghanistan. Taliban increased their attacks in big cities particularly capital Kabul. The UN reported eight percent increase in civilian casualties ... Full story

Good governance links to tackling graft

 Presenting the 100-days action plan of Local Organs Independent Administration, Ghulam Jailani Popal said weakness and failure of local governance in the last thirteen years ... Full story

Ramadan, month of revealing of holy Quran

 For the reveal of holy Quran, Almighty Allah choiced the blessing month of Ramadan. The first verse of holy Quran is revealed by Gabriel to Prophet ... Full story

Ramadan, month of revealing of holy Quran

 For the reveal of holy Quran, Almighty Allah choiced the blessing month of Ramadan. The first verse of holy Quran is revealed by Gabriel to Prophet ... Full story

Spanish ambassador pays farewell call to president Ghani

 KABUL: The outgoing Spanish ambassador to Afghanistan paid farewell call to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani here yesterday. Besides thanking the people and government of Afghanistan for ... Full story

President Ghani appoints Mujaddedi as head of commission to solve Kuchis, locals’ dispute

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed Hazrat Sibghatullah Mujaddedi as head of the commission to find solution for the dispute between Kuchis (nomads) and ... Full story

President expresses dissatisfaction over performances of MoLSAMD

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in meeting with the leading body of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled people (MoLSAMD) here in ... Full story

Electronic ID cards process marred by negligence: CEO

 KABUL: Acknowledging that negligence was demonstrated in the distribution of electronic identity cards, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah said he would take up the ... Full story

Jaghori dignitaries call on Danesh, seek release of kidnapped persons

 KABUL: A delegation of elders from Jaghori district called on the second vice president Sarwar Danesh here yesterday and besides expressing concerns over increasing security ... Full story

Ways reviewed to ensure security for companies, optical fiber cable, ring roads

 KABUL: In a meeting with chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on the chair held here yesterday the ways and means to ensure security for companies, ... Full story

31 armed insurgents killed in last 24 hours

 KABUL: Spokesmen to ministry of defense and interior in a joint news conference yesterday briefed related to security condition in past 24 hours. Speaking to journalists, ... Full story

Technical, professional administrations should be impartial, Masoud

 KABUL: Chaired by special envoy to president on reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Masoud, the administrative reforms and civil services committee’s session was held ... Full story

US urges transparency in aids to education

 During the recent years, the main issue which is very focused on, is increase in the number of Afghan children going to school. After the Taliban ... Full story

Maulana Yaqub Charkhi’s introduction

 One of the outstanding Sufis, Maulana Yaqub Charkhi has been to draw the consideration of the next generations to its actions and achievements.  Maulana Yaqub Charkhi ... Full story

Russia concerned of Daesh growth in Afghanistan

 While presence of Daesh in Afghanistan has behind the concern of some world countries, during meeting with former president of Afghanistan, held in Moscow, Russian ... Full story

Women, girls should access to education, legal documents of birth and marriage: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that women and girl should access to education and legal documents of birth, marriage, divorce and heirs. He made ... Full story

An old man with long shawl

 An old man with long shawl but highly perseverant, is seen in the picture carrying several bird-cages in the back to vend and earn some money ... Full story

UN Deputy Special Envoy to Afghanistan calls on Second VP

 KABUL: Tadamichi Yamamoto, UN Special Envoy Deputy on Political Affairs to Afghanistan called on Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh and briefed related to modality of ... Full story

Taliban shadow district governor among six arrested in Nangarhar

 The National Directorate of Security (NDS) – Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has arrested a group of six Taliban militants in eastern Nangarhar province. A statement issued by ... Full story

Government should distribute built houses, apartments to people

 KABUL: Chaired by Eng. Mohammad Khan, Chief Executive First Deputy and head of commission for distribution of lands to government employees, teachers and repatriates, the ... Full story

Uloomi’s visit to Pakistan delayed

 The state visit of Afghanistan’s Interior Minister Noorulhaq Uloomi to Pakistan has been delayed. A statement issued by the Ministry of Interior states that the ... Full story

Heavy Clashes between ISIL, Taliban Claim 12 Lives in Afghan Nangarhar

 The sources said that the clashes erupted in Zawa area of Khogyani District due to which the ISIL suffered nine casualties, including five dead and ... Full story

Heavy Clashes between ISIL, Taliban Claim 12 Lives in Afghan Nangarhar

 The sources said that the clashes erupted in Zawa area of Khogyani District due to which the ISIL suffered nine casualties, including five dead and ... Full story

Kidnapped Iranian in Afghanistan released

 Speaking to reporters, Ehsanollah Hayat said that this Iranian national was a truck driver. He said that the kidnappers released the Iranian driver in Ishaq Suleiman ... Full story

Afghans in dire need of peace

Majority of the Afghans have the dream of having peace restored in their country. They want to see their country prosperous and stand among the ... Full story

Over $200m saved in a civil aviation contract

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the weekly meeting of National Procurement Commission yesterday at the Presidential Palace. The meeting that was attended by 2nd Vice-President ... Full story

NATO Defence Ministers confirm enduring support for Afghanistan

 The NATO defence ministers from the countries contributing to our Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, financial sustainment in the last six months: NATO’s ISAF Mission ... Full story

We reaffirm our commitments to support ANSF: Carter

 “Today that it’s my intention to put in the United State defence budget for 2017 funding for Afghanistan. It’s not the case that the US ... Full story

Ramadan; month of mercy not bloodshed

The holy month brings out and provides a special feelings of emotional excitement and religious zeal for the Muslims of all ages, the religious cleric said advising making efforts to reach the mercy and compassion of The Allah Almighty as they suffer much from hunger and thirst, because of Ramadan’s derivation from Ramida meaning and signifying strong burning heat and dryness. ... Full story

About six mln refugees returned home, UN

 UNHCR says that as of 2002 to date, 5.6 million Afghan refutes returned to their country. According to the figure released by the UN, since 2002 ... Full story

International Community to take firm counterdrugs steps

 Drug trafficking has been turned into the main businesses for the certain narcotic Traffickers and some of the governments, that are involved in this ugly ... Full story

Time to develop our lives, community without drug

    International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking takes place annually on 26 June. This important day was created by the United Nations General Assembly ... Full story

Afghanistan will be one of the largest exporters of iron, copper, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with a delegation from the People’s Republic of China consisting of government officials and private investors the other day, ... Full story

Electronic ID cards necessary for transparent election

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani discussed the other day distribution of electronic ID cards with the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Minister of Interior ... Full story

President Ghani chairs NSC meeting

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the National Security Council (NSC) meeting in Arg the other day, the President Press Office said in a statement. At ... Full story

US ambassador calls on CE, exchanges views on Afghanistan situation

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in meeting with US ambassador to Afghanistan Michael McKinley here the other day exchanged views on matters pertaining mutual ... Full story

Agreement on construction of Saudi Arabia’s Embassy to Kabul signed

 KABUL: Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Musafar bin Abdul Rahman al-Ghasib, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Kabul signed the other day the ... Full story

More than 3 mln Afghans are addicts: Ishaqzai

 KABUL: The Ministry of Information and Culture  Deputy on Youth Affairs has said that more than 3 million Afghans including 1.2 million children are drug ... Full story

CE, VP Dostum offer condolence over Keshm governor martyrdom

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has offered condolence over the martyrdom of Keshm governor Abdul Jabbar Musadiq who lost his life in a bomb ... Full story

Pakistan rejects involvement in Afghan parliament attack

 KABUL: Pakistan, the other day strongly rejected as baseless, if the recent ‘unsuccessful’ attack carried out on the Afghan parliament was a plot drawn in ... Full story

Presidential decree

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a decree has approved the appointment of Sayed Hussain Anwari as senior advisor ... Full story

Transition from the insecurity puzzle

 The recent collapse of Dasht-e-Archi districts, Kunduz province is a sign of insecurity quagmire in the country’s geography. Chairman of Kunduz provincial council Yusuf Ayoobi had ... Full story

Kunduz again at media headlines

 The name of Kunduz has been tied with the incidents of the last recent decades in the country particularly security-military developments.  Some security incidents in this ... Full story

Ramadan blessing month amends soul, body

 The Ramadan blessing month is considered a honest, friendship, trust, truth and the invocation month, is celebrated by observing fast by the Muslims worldwide.  During this ... Full story

Electoral system to see comprehensive reforms, official

 The authorities in Independent Election Commission (IEC) say that for bringing comprehensive reforms in the electoral system, a new layout has been compiled and sent ... Full story

Isa Khan welcomed as hero for all 6 parliament attackers’ elimination

Congratulating championship of this brave Afghan soldier they said, in the past we had heroes too and today this brave Afghan boy who eliminated all six suicide bombers alone on the gate of the parliament building, once again showed bravery of the Afghans against insurgents. This is a pride of all Afghans ... Full story

Poverty, deprivation Afghans’ stubborn enemies

 In his message on the holy month of Ramadan, President Ashraf Ghani said, “The ongoing imposed wars have prevented us to pay serious attention to ... Full story

Old man taking ablution

 Old man taking ablution to prepare for Maghreb prayer— a time before which, Muslims go to Ramadan dinner .     ... Full story

Eessa Khan’s bravery praised

President Ghani giving an apartment key to Eessa Khan for his bravery ... Full story

North-eastern regions to be cleared of insurgents, President Ghani

President Ghani meeting with Speaker of the Lower House, Abdul Rauf Ebrahimi and Kunduz lawmakers ... Full story

Kabul Bank debtors warned on full loans return

 KABUL: Members of the Kabul Bank Clearance Committee in a meeting with president Ghani presented their quarterly report the other day the President Press Office ... Full story

Govt. should get ready to deal with refugees’ forcible repatriation: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that the government should ready to deal with forcible repatriation and gradual returning of refugees to the country. He ... Full story

First VP condoles death of Turkish Ex-President

KABUL: Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, First Vice President has paid a visit to Turkish Embassy to Kabul and by writing his memoirs with Turkey’s former ... Full story

Unofficial talks with Taliban held in Oslo: Mustaghni

 KABUL: Spokesman for the ministry of foreign affairs, Ahmad Shekib Mustaghani said yesterday that unofficial talks between Taliban and Afghan delegation was held in Oslo ... Full story

Mangal visits Rahman Baba High School

 KABUL: Minister for frontiers and tribal affairs Mohammad Gulab Mangal visited the Rahman Baba High School yesterday and after taking around to different sections of ... Full story

Gen. Dostum slams terrorist attack on parliament

 KABUL: Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, First Vice President has strongly condemned Monday’s terrorist attack on the country’s parliament. Gen. Dostum considered attack on parliament as attack ... Full story

Economy ministry should support functional NGOs

 KABUL: Eng. Mohammad Khan, Chief Executive First Deputy in a conference titled ‘improvement of coordination, transparency and cooperation between non-government organizations said he was happy ... Full story

President Ghani meets UNAMA officials, exchanges views on electoral process

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in meeting with officials from the office of United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) here in Arg yesterday exchanged ... Full story

With unity we can defeat terrorism: CE

 KABUL:  The chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has said that with unity we the Afghans can defeat terrorism and overcome all security challenges. He made ... Full story

CE deputy returns home

 KABUL: Chief Executive Deputy Haji Mohammad Muhaqiq, leading a high-level government delegation after participating in annual peace session held in Norway, has returned home the ... Full story

Japan to host Bakhtar Treasures exhibition

 KABUL: Japanese ambassador to Kabul in a meeting yesterday with Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture expressed his country’s interest for holding Bakhtar ... Full story

President Ghani strongly condemns terrorist attack on parliament building

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani condemned in the strongest possible terms today’s terrorist attack on parliament building. Reports indicate that seven terrorists attacked the parliament building ... Full story

Danesh denounces terrorist attack on parliament

 KABUL: Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice President in a message has condemned terrorist attack on Lower House of parliament, saying that the incident would be not ... Full story

Terrorist attack on parliament widely condemned

 KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai and United Nations have strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Afghan parliament in capital Kabul on Monday. Hamid Karzai in a ... Full story

PM Nawaz, Speaker of National Assembly strongly condemn attack on parliament

 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Afghan Parliament. The Prime Minister said that terrorism ... Full story

Afghanistan has more refugees than Syria

 The United Nation High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) has stated that as result of the continued war, unemployment, poverty, violence, and other social challenges, considerable ... Full story

Former minister terms SIGAR report baseless

 Former minister of education refuted the accusations registered in his name in connection with embezzlement of millions of dollars in education sector. Former education minister, Farouq ... Full story

The recessionary triangle

 Though the government of national unity is facing various problems—mostly with corruption left as a legacy of the last corrupt system in some state admins, ... Full story

June 23rd Int’l Olympic Day: Int’l Olympic Day: Promoting peace, removing cultural barriers worldwide

 Olympic Day is an international Olympic Movement aims to promote mass participation of sports held in June and organized by National Olympic Committees (NOCs). The International ... Full story

Poverty, unemployment fuel insurgency

 The situation of unemployment is haunting the country to a threatening extent. Different youngsters living in different parts of the country are suffering from its ... Full story

India key regional partner of Afghanistan, ambassador

 India is from those countries providing plenty of cooperation with Afghanistan in various sectors and is committed to help Afghanistan more than ever. Indian ambassador to ... Full story

Biography of Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi, newly appointed Deputy MoIC

 Born in 1351 (1972) in a pious intellectual family in Kabul, associated Prof Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi d/o Sayed Hashim admitted in primary school of Abdul ... Full story

Ramadan; the month of purification, penitence

 Ramadan which is the month of virtue, superiority and chastity for Muslims, advents once a year in different time and season. Nowadays we celebrate this ... Full story

Reforms in electoral systems crucial for transparent election

 Nowadays extension of the Lower House term has been changed to a hot issue in local media. Based on the constitution, the end of Jawza ... Full story

An old man

An old man, observing fast, taking a nap at a street-side in Kabul, where he wants to lessen his time of exhaustion to get nearer to the breaking fast amid hot weather’s Ramadan.

President Ghani’s speech on World Refugee Day

 In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate, June the 20th marks the World Refugee Day. Afghanistan is a country with millions ... Full story

Electoral problems to soon be tackled, CE

 KABUL: Afghanistan Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met the other day with a number of Northern Takhar province elders discussing different issues including electoral reforms, ... Full story

Govt. striving to build prosperous society: Dostum

 KABUL: First Vice President, General Abdul Rashid Dostum said yesterday that the government of national unity has been working hard to build a prosperous and ... Full story

VP Danesh chairs meeting of Laws Committee

 KABUL: The Committee on Laws with Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh on the chair discussed the drafted law on higher military education institutes and modification ... Full story

Commission on preparation of Amir Ali Shirnawayee seminar holds session

 KABUL: Chaired by Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture, a session of commission on preparation of holding Amir Ali Shirnawayee International Seminar was ... Full story

Condolence message

 KABUL: Afghanistan minister of foreign, Salahuddin Rabbani in his message to his Turkish counterpart, Maulud Chawosh Oghlu condoled over the death of ex-Turkish president, BNA ... Full story

 UNAMA condemns killing of 16 civilians in IED blast

 KABUL: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the killing of 16 civilians, mostly women and children, and the injuring of several others, ... Full story

Editorial

Govt committed to respect security forces, eliminate poverty ... Full story

Joint operation launched in Kabul: MoI

 The MoI authorities said that they have organized and launched a joint operation with Kabul provincial police department and counter Drugs police to arrest drug ... Full story

Govt. to solve refugees’ problems on priority basis: CE

 KABUL: The government of national unity would do its best to solve the problems of Afghan refugees on priority basis. This was stated in a ... Full story

Rabbani shares MoFA 100-day action plan

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs shared in a news conference yesterday the ministry’s 100-day action plan with people through media. At the conference, minister ... Full story

President Ghani visits security forces’ injured personnel in hospital

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the eve of holy month of Ramadan visited Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan hospital and enquired about the health of ... Full story

Gen. Dostum congratulates arrival of Ramadan

 KABUL: Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, First Vice President in a message has congratulated the arrival of auspicious month of Ramadan to all the people of ... Full story

Gen. Dostum offers condolence over Suleyman Demirel demise

 KABUL: The first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum in a condolence message over the death of Suleyman Demirel the 9th president of the Republic ... Full story

MoI stresses on serious counter-corruption

 KABUL: Noorulhaq Uloomi, Minister of Interior met the other day with a number of deputy ministers, generals and directors of the ministry and also paid ... Full story

President Ghani presides over cabinet meeting

 KABUL: The cabinet with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held meeting the other day. At the outset of the meeting the chief executive Dr. ... Full story

The President appoints Anisa Rasouli as member of Supreme Court

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a presidential order issued the other day appointed Mrs. Anisa Rasouli as member of the Supreme Court in line ... Full story

Hamraz Kabuli’s death condoled

 KABUL: Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a message has condoled death of the country’s cultural figure al-Haj Mohammad Azam Hamraz ... Full story

Hamid Karzai meets UAE Charge de’ Affairs to Kabul

 KABUL: Hamid Karzai, the country’s former president met the other day with United Arab Emirates Charge de’ Affairs Juma al-Kaabi here in Kabul. In the ... Full story

The president is determined to hold parliamentary election, Ibrahimi

 While a short period of time has remained for holding parliamentary elections in the country, chief of parliament says that the presidential office is serious ... Full story

Ramadan – The month of blessing

 The Ramadan has been originated from the (Ramza) which means, the extensive temperature and burning. During the Ramadan blessing month, the human-being sins are forgiven, ... Full story

Child trafficking a dangerous, inauspicious phenomenon

 Since the out breaking of imposed devastating conflicts, child trafficking has been going in Afghanistan in different forms that has always caused serious problems and ... Full story

Women’s handicrafts major part of exports

 Needle work has been common in Afghanistan since long time and has as been used a good source of income for many families. One of the ... Full story

Counterterrorism requires honest cooperation of Islamic countries

 Deteriorating security condition, escalating insurgency, militancy, destabilization and worsening state of law and order are the immediate common issues; Afghanistan is passing through these problems ... Full story

Ramadan; month of peace, soul purification

Ramadan, is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and it is a distinguished Islamic month in which it is obligatory for every Muslim to ... Full story

No stability unless rule of law ensured: President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani categorically stated that there won’t be peace and stability in the country unless the rule of law and justice ensured. He ... Full story

Saudi Arabia to continue backing IDPs in Afghanistan: Ambassador

 KABUL: The kingdom of Saudi Arabia would continue to support internally displace people (IDPs) in Afghanistan, this was stated by the kingdom’s ambassador to Afghanistan ... Full story

Joint efforts needed in war on terror

 This frank fact and reality must not be ignored that terrorists, militants, extremists and Daesh insurgents are trained and equipped in our neighborhood and then ... Full story

Social, cultural changes impossible without women, Nazari

 The ministry of women affairs and some other women rights’ advocates are emphasizing that the government of Afghanistan should make serious efforts to solve women ... Full story

International community had no proper plan to mobilize Afghan Air-force: MoD

 The high ranking officials in the National Defense Ministry have stated that the International Community had no specific plan to equip and mobilize the Afghan ... Full story

Liv/giant supports Afghan Women's Cycling Team

 Liv/giant announced today that it is supporting the first-ever National Women’s Cycling Team in Afghanistan.  The cycling brand dedicated solely to female riders is supplying this ... Full story

Joint efforts needed in war on terror

 This frank fact and reality must not be ignored that terrorists, militants, extremists and Daesh insurgents are trained and equipped in our neighborhood and then ... Full story

Insecurities in Badakhshan drive people to extremities

 Once again discouraging news are heard from Badakhshan, the news that have roots into the strategic depth of our enemies. Since few years, Taliban insurgents ... Full story

Those who want the history to be repeated

 The expression of “History repeats first in comedy form and next in tragedy form” was for the first time used by one of the leaders ... Full story

President Ghani emphasizes for investment in construction materials

President Ghani meeting with officials from state-run enterprises in Arg ... Full story

President Ghani chairs meeting of high council on land and water

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the meeting of High Council on Land and Water in ARG Sunday night. President Ghani said that the issue of ... Full story

Iran ambassador calls on VP Danesh

 KABUL: The ambassador of Iran to Afghanistan Reza Bahrami accompanied by Ayatullah Irafi the chairman of the religious school of Jamia Al-Mustafa Al-Aalamia called on ... Full story

Afghanistan – EU Human Rights Dialogue

 KABUL: The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the European Union held their first human rights dialogue in Kabul yesterday. The dialogue started ... Full story

Seminar titled ‘Afghanistan contemporary literature situatioin’ held

 KABUL: A scientific and research seminar titled ‘Afghanistan contemporary literature situation’ was held yesterday by Afghanistan Academy of Science and Pashto International Research Center here ... Full story

Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi appointed as deputy to MoIC

 KABUL: in line with the proposal of the Ministry of Information and Culture, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in presidential order issued yesterday appointed Sayeda Mojgan ... Full story

Saudi Arabia assists needy families

 KABUL: The government of Saudi Arabia provided 95 tons food items to needy families in Afghanistan. Receiving the package at Kabul International Airport, an envoy to ... Full story

100% increase on cigarette import tax approved

 KABUL: Lower House of parliament has approved 100% increase of tax on cigarette import. In a session held yesterday under the chairmanship of speaker of the ... Full story

President Ghani asks for transparency in UN-led agencies’ activity

 President Ghani studied and evaluated the knowhow of activities of institutions linked with the UN and asked for transparency in their working system in Afghanistan. In ... Full story

US in favor of developed, peaceful Afghanistan, ambassador

 Officials from the US embassy in Kabul have said that their country is committed to its support for the success of security transition process and ... Full story

On the occasion of WMD:

 You’re a wonderful mom: giving me birth, bringing me up and even begging along the roads for me.   ... Full story

CE congratulates World Mother’s Day

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a message has congratulated the World Mother’s Day to all Afghan and ... Full story

NUG seeks to fundamentally address people’s problems, Danesh

 KABUL: A number of Samangan elders yesterday called on Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh and shared their problems with him. In the meeting, Samangan elders while ... Full story

Overseeing commission on access to information set up

 KABUL: Overseeing commission for access to information was set up yesterday by the ministry of information and culture.  In a meeting attended by Minister of Information ... Full story

Minister Jahani reviews problems of Parwan, Kapisa MoIC provincial depts

KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture paid a visit the other day to Parwan provincial directorate of information and culture and reviewed ... Full story

Afghanistan uses transport planes to target insurgents

 The Ministry of Defense (MoD) officials have said transport planes are used to carry out airstrikes against the Taliban insurgents due to the lack of ... Full story

India grants citizenship to 4,300 refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan

 At least 4,300 refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan were granted citizenship by the authorities in India during the past one year. The citizenship to Hindus and ... Full story

Jahani inaugurates Panjsher culture department’s new building

 PARAKH: Information and Cultural Minister Abdul Bari Jahani yesterday inaugurated a newly-constructed building for the Information and Culture Department of central Panjsher province. The two-storey ... Full story

No legal vacuum to be allowed in govt system: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired yesterday morning a series of meetings in ARG with prominent figures and representatives from different groups to seek their ... Full story

President Ghani meets Ulema Council

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met the other day with the chairman and members of the Ulema Council. In the meeting that took place in ARG, ... Full story

House of People holds session

 KABUL: In Lower House’s session held yesterday, lawmakers discussed on insecurities across the country and modality of the house’s continued work. At the session, lawmakers spoke ... Full story

Security forces are capable enough to foil enemies’ designs: Gen. Dawran

 KABUL: The deputy to chief of army staff Gen. Mohammad Dawran said yesterday that the national security forces are capable enough to foil the enemies’ ... Full story

Afghanistan’s radios, TVs union established

 The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai offered conditional support for the presence of foreign forces in Afghanistan. Speaking during the inauguration of Radios and Televisions Association, ... Full story

IT exhibition opened

 KABUL: The first ever exhibition of Information Technology (IT) products was opened here yesterday, BNA reported. More than 120 companies in cooperation with the ministry of ... Full story

Senate congratulates Mother Day to all Afghan mothers

 KABUL: Senate in a message has congratulated ‘Mother Day’ to all mothers in particular the country’s endured and aware mothers, offering gratitude on the occasion ... Full story

Congratulatory message

 KABUL: On behalf of Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs, a congratulatory message has been sent to Mawloud Chawosh Oghlo, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs ... Full story

Parwan’s new governor assumes office

 CHARIKAR: The newly appointed governor of Parwan province Eng. Mohammad Aasem was introduced to the staffs and employees of the provincial government by Hajji Mohammad ... Full story

Worth over $100.000 assistance to Kabul needy families

 On the advent of holy month of Ramadan, the charity foundation of Khedmat Guzaran-i-Kabul (The Kabul Servants) has assisted worth $ 100.000 food items to ... Full story

On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day: Donate blood save life

 Jauza 24 coincided June 14, 2015, World Blood Donor Day, the theme of which was to carry out a campaign under “Thank you for saving ... Full story

Czech exhibition of historical monuments opened in Kabul

 The embassy of Czech Republic in Kabul opened a photo exhibition of the historical monuments and old palaces, a collection from the national museum of ... Full story

Irrigation canals put into exploitation

 The local authorities of the Agricultural and Livestock department of the Balkh province has informed that the three irrigation canals were put into exploitation for ... Full story

Russia is no longer a strategic partner of the EU, say MEPs

The EU must critically re-assess its relations with Russia, which are profoundly damaged by Russia's deliberate violation of democratic principles, fundamental values and international law ... Full story

Democracy, fundamental rights in Turkey concerning, MEPs say

 Press release which is publish by Turkey must put its reform process at the centre of domestic policy choices and commit "unequivocally" to democratic rules ... Full story

EU, Latin America pledge deeper ties at summit

EU leaders vowed to complete normalization talks with Cuba and offered funds for Colombia once peace is achieved as they held a summit with their ... Full story

War creates robbers, peace executes them

 In the course of history, it has frankly been seen that during war and crisis robbers are created, grow, and ultimately are changed to armed ... Full story

Jawza 24 Ahmad Zahir’s 34th death anniversary: Ahmad Zahir died but his songs, memories still alive

 Ahmad Zahir who was an Afghan beloved and famous singer, with his sweet and interesting music and songs, has obtained popularity among the people, especially ... Full story

Tourism industry’s importance on economy

 Tourism industry is recognized as the largest and most diverse industry in the world as it can be a source of income to a country. Considering ... Full story

Legal mining key to economic self-sufficiency

 One of the important and basic pillars in the economy of every country is natural resources and its other subterraneous resources. Afghanistan has a wealth of ... Full story

Czech interested in Ainak Copper Mine’s monuments show

 KABUL: Czech’s deputy ambassador to Kabul in a meeting with Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture has shown his country’s interest in exhibition ... Full story

Police should help return usurped lands, Massoud

 KABUL: The High Commission on Reforms and Urban Development with Special Envoy of President on Reforms and Good Governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud on the chair ... Full story

Air and environment pollution

Air and environment pollution caused outbreak of various-even fatal diseases in many big cities of the country, especially Kabul. Kabul municipality’s attention to irrigate state-areas’ planted trees and bushes helps tackle the problems.

President Ghani assesses UN-lead agencies’ activities

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan assessed the other day, the UN related agencies activities, asking for full coordination between them and the ... Full story

UN should keep its role in Afghanistan electoral reforms, CE

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon during his second day of visit ... Full story

Herat University rector dies

President Ghani called the death a loss ... Full story

Dunya University praises CE deputy

 KABUL: The private Dunya University conferred appreciation letter to Engineer Mohammad Khan the First Deputy to Chief Executive in recognition of his services the other ... Full story

Press freedom should be used in bolstering national unity: Jahani

 KABUL: Minister of Information & Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani has urged the media outlets to utilize the press freedom for bolstering national unity, identifying enemies ... Full story

Afghanistan’s roads should be standardized

 KABUL: Afghanistan is stepping up to be changed into a transit road between the South and Central Asian nations, and to reach the goals there ... Full story

No agreement signed between NDS, ISI: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said no agreement had been signed between National Directorate for Security (NDS) and Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) and any ... Full story

5 killed, 13 injured as blast targets wedding-bound vehicle in Helmand

 At least five people were killed and eighteen others were wounded following an explosion in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan late on Thursday night. According to ... Full story

CE flays Nangarhar based PAN office attack

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has strongly condemned bomb attack on Pajhwok News Agency’s provincial office in Jalalabad ... Full story

MRRD pledges firm counter-corruption decision

The Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) said the other day he has firm decision to fight corruption and bribery within his led ministry. Eng. ... Full story

Teachers’ challenges can’t be settled by single organ, official

 The teachers’ demonstration prolonged to its fifth days is focused on their social challenges.  The instructors, who are complaining, have been emphasizing that we do not ... Full story

Mother’s breast the first center of great men growth

 Marking a day of year the Mother’s World Day is a positive step towards praising the efforts of such a laudable human being who doesn’t ... Full story

Renewed hope for peace restoration

 No doubt peace is the intention of Allah the Almighty and basic need of human life and a benevolent affair as war and violence are ... Full story

Garbage

Carelessness of people and municipality caused the garbage bins in every corner of the capital city become full with rubbishes. The photo shows a garbage bin in Karte-Parwan placed close to a stationary booth.

‘Instability in Kandahar means instability in all Afghanistan’, President Ghani

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan paid yesterday a visit to Kandahar to review security situation and problems of the ... Full story

Mohmand, Shinwar representatives call on Second VP

 KABUL: A number of elders and influential figures of Nangarhar’s Mohmand and Shinwar yesterday called on Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice President here in Kabul. In ... Full story

Conference on “Media Role on Public Opinion Leadership” held

 KABUL: A conference on the role of “Media role on public opinion leadership” with the initiative of Center for Regional Studies was opened here yesterday, ... Full story

CE deputy visits Ghazi Amanullah Khan Hospital

 KABUL: First Deputy to Chief Executive, Engineer Mohammad Khan took around the hospital of Ghazi Amanullah Khan yesterday and enquires about the health of the ... Full story

Afghan gas enterprise reforms draft presented in Kabul

 KABUL: Chaired by Dr. Daud Shah Saba, Minister of Mines and Petroleum, a session of high council of Mazar-e-Sharif electricity and fertilizer enterprise was held ... Full story

3D Buddha’s status exhibited

 BAMYAN: With the initiative of a Chinese couple, the 3D status of Buddha was exhibited in Bamyan the other day, BNA reported.  Using laser technic in ... Full story

President Ghani meets members of Kandahar council

KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with members of Kandahar council. At the meeting held at presidential palace, Capt. ... Full story

Afghanistan attaches great importance to its relations with Tajikistan: Dr. Abdullah

KABUL: The chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has said that Afghanistan attaches great importance to its relations with Tajikistan. He made the remarks during a joint ... Full story

House of People summons Mines, Petroleum Minister

KABUL: Lower House of Parliament questioned yesterday minister of mines and petroleum related to modality of contracts of Ainak and Hajigak mines. In a session held ... Full story

Half of population has no access to health services: Minister

KABUL: Half part of the country’s population has no access to basic services in the health sector; this was stated by the minister of public ... Full story

A glance at mother’s day background

The mother day is celebrated every year in most countries of the world but its not celebrated like the women day in a certain day. In ... Full story

Serious attention to native culture, a priority

Afghan experts believe that due to consecutive crises in Afghanistan, different grounds have been paved for cultural invasion and the western countries are trying to ... Full story

Fluctuation, instability of Afghan currency, causes imported goods’ hike of price

Reduction of Afghan currency value against foreign currencies particularly US dollar has caused concern, anxiety and economic, social and psychological pressure among people. The quick ... Full story

Parliament’s term to be extended, CE office

While the working period of parliament is nearing to its end, the office of Chief Executive says in consultation with judiciary branch, the leaders of ... Full story

Afghanistan insecurity jeopardizes region, SCO member states

Recently, the regional countries expressed concern over worsening security situation and emergence of terrorist groups particularly IS in Afghanistan. Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials lately said ... Full story

Students pay price for teachers’ strike

Strike and taking refuge of school teachers entered its second week. The scope of this strike is expanding and now its not limited to Kabul ... Full story

Obama huddles over Mideast on G7 sidelines

 President Barack Obama was huddling with allies Monday on the sidelines of an international summit to address pressing Mideast problems while trying to convince European ... Full story

Turkey elections: Erdogan says no party can rule alone

 Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the inconclusive election result means no party can govern alone. His party, AKP, is meeting to try to form ... Full story

Russia concerned over Afghanistan north insecurity

 Russia is concerned over outbreak of insecurity in northern Afghanistan saying terrorists are willing to extend threat and influence into the Central Asian’s nations, the ... Full story

Wolesi Jirga summons finance minister, CB acting governor

 Wolesi Jirga or the Lower House of Afghanistan Parliament on Saturday summoned Mohammad Eklil Hakimi, the minister of finance and Khan Afzal Adawal the acting ... Full story

Open letter to the Shanghai 5

 I offer you my grievous greetings, Distinguished Shanghai 5 Members! Please pay a focus on the following couplet’s contents: The translation: “Our heart is obscured for the caravan ... Full story

Climate change, its effects on drinking water

 Poor wells-digging system added to the problem of the recently higher temperature-originated water shortages as well as deteriorated underground water quality in many parts of ... Full story

ANSF on alert; but need enough equipment to overcome insurgency

 The incessant collapse of districts and failure of the security forces to uphold their fortifications against any likely ensuing threats in some provinces originates from ... Full story

Violence against Muslims in Burma not tolerable, MoFA

 Kabul: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan strongly denounces the sectarian violence against Muslims in Burma, as a result of which a large number of innocent ... Full story

President Ghani accepts diplomatic credentials of new non-resident ambassador of Azerbaijan

  KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at a formal ceremony yesterday accepted the diplomatic credentials of Vahdat Mommadagha Sultan-Zadeh, the new non-resident ambassador of Azerbaijan ... Full story

President Ghani accepts diplomatic credentials of new non-resident ambassador of Azerbaijan

  KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at a formal ceremony yesterday accepted the diplomatic credentials of Vahdat Mommadagha Sultan-Zadeh, the new non-resident ambassador of Azerbaijan ... Full story