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Afghan government formally confirms Mullah Omar death

 The government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan formally confirmed the death of Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. A statement by the President Palace which was ... Full story

Social media can develop freedom of speech, increase awareness

 The social media that are one of the most significant informative and transparent means, can play a constructive role on the flourishing of the freedom ... Full story

NATO should practice commitments for Afghan forces

 In a fresh security incident, the Taliban have reportedly seized control of a district headquarter in the country’s northern province of Sar-e-Pul province. The district collapse, ... Full story

SC should bring to justice lawbreakers, corrupts

 Introduced by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Sayed Yousuf Halim could win vote of confidence from the parliament and officially started as the Supreme Court Chief ... Full story

NATO: We stand with Turkey against ‘terrorism’

 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the military alliance stood in strong solidarity with its ally Turkey, which requested an emergency Meeting to discuss instability ... Full story

Cricket Team Returns Home to Warm Welcome

 Hundreds of Kabulis gathered at the Hamid Karzai International Airport on Tuesday to welcome home the Afghan National Cricket Team after they qualified for the ... Full story

NUG leaders offer condolence over Indian former president’s death

  KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani sent a condolence message on the passing of former Indian President, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam to Prime Minister ... Full story

President Ghani, CE Abdullah meet Turkmen delegation

President Ghani said, “We want continued cooperation with Turkmenistan” The country’s CE Dr. Abdullah Abdullah praised Turkmenistan for its overall cooperation with Afghanistan The Turkmen deputy premier and foreign affairs minister assured of his country’s support and cooperation with Afghanistan in peace, security, economic and trade, cultural and education sectors. ... Full story

ERC; the result of months of serious, hard negotiation

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the country in a meeting with Finish ambassador to Kabul praised Finland for its overall effort and cooperation ... Full story

Awareness workshop on national action plan for women held

In the workshop held by the ministry’s directorate of gender and with cooperation of ministry of women affairs and GSSP and participation of the ministry’s employees, national action plan for Afghanistan women was discussed. ... Full story

Engineering sketch of national library’s new building delivered to information and culture minister

 KABUL: Engineering sketch of national library’s new building was delivered in a session yesterday to minister of information and culture. The sketch has been prepared by ... Full story

Draft on creating National Board of Standard should be prepared, Massoud

 KABUL: Chaired by Ahmad Zia Massoud, Special Envoy to President on Reforms and Good Governance, a session of high council of standard was held here ... Full story

Doctors, child right activists: Use of narcotics, soporific medicine weakens children’s mental activity, reduces mental & physical growth.

 Some doctors and child rights activists say that the number of addict children has increased in the country. Use of toxicities materials weakens the heart ... Full story

Afghanistan poses no threat to neighboring countries: U.S. State Dept.

 The US authorities of the state Department say that they don’t want to establish a military base in Central Asia. They have emphasized that Afghanistan ... Full story

People’s eyes on outcome of peace talks

 The second round of direct peace talks with Taliban is expected to be held in few days and it has been said that in this ... Full story

Government determined to hold peace talks with Taliban

 The Taliban have indicated their optimisms once again to hold the official peace talks with the National Unity Government (NUG) delegation. In diplomacy these optimisms ... Full story

Ayatullah Sistani’s delegation calls on VP Danesh

 KABUL: The visiting delegation of Ayatullah Al-Uzma Sayed Ali Sistani headed by Ayatullah Shahristani called on the second vice president Sarwar Danesh here yesterday, BNA ... Full story

Senate condoles death of Mia Hassan Adel

 KABUL: Senate’s chairman and administrative body in a message has condoled death of former provincial chief of Kunar Haji Mia Hassan Adel, assassinated the other ... Full story

Electoral Reforms Commission presents report to CE

 KABUL: The Electoral Reforms Commission presented its three days working report to Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah here yesterday. Thanking the chief executive, for providing facilities ... Full story

Interior Minister assures solving Uruzgan security problems

 KABUL: Minister of Interior in a meeting yesterday with elders of Uruzgan province discussed on solution of the province’s security and environmental problems. In the meeting, ... Full story

More than 10,000 youth facilitated to get higher education

 KABUL: Under agreement inked between the Youth Affairs Department of the Ministry for Information and Culture and 26 higher and simi-higher educational institutions here yesterday, ... Full story

Pakistan to host 2nd round of peace talks

 KABUL: Pakistan would be hosting the second round of talks between Afghanistan government and Taliban, a Pakistani newspaper The Express Tribune reported. Citing the newspaper, BNA ... Full story

Road to 200-bed police hospital reopened

 KABUL: Dr. Farida Momand, Minister of Higher Education looking after patients under medical treatment in 200-bed police hospital instructed that the road ending in police ... Full story

India to Donate 1,000 Buses as Kabul Public Transport Falters

 The Afghan Milli Bus Enterprise – the national state-run bus service – is expected to receive a donation of about 1,000 transport buses from India, ... Full story

15 great books about Iraq, Afghanistan

 From the familiar to the obscure, novelist and military man Jesse Goolsby runs down the poetry, fiction, memoir and history you need to make sense ... Full story

Climate change threatens sustainable development

 Climate change, anywhere in the world, particularly, the backward nations like Afghanistan, remained problematic, causing live losses, through critical breakout of different diseases among the ... Full story

Afghan products to be displayed in Tajikistan

 In the 4th exhibition of economic developments of Afghanistan expected to be held in Tajikistan in the purpose of expansion of commercial ties with the ... Full story

Firm steps needed to secure north

 Outbreak of insecurity in the northern provinces has many reasons. The situation in Faryab province is chaotic. Just few days ago, dozens of innocent countrymen ... Full story

Peace process development requires president’s constant consideration

 Since the National Unity Government (NUG) establishment it was expected to follow considerable efforts including bringing some positive changes in the living condition of the ... Full story

President Ghani expresses sympathy with Logar’s martyrs’ families

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received the families of the martyrs of the national army personnel who lost their lives recently in airstrike of the ... Full story

CE attends praying ceremony of martyr Mia Hassan

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan participated yesterday in Mia Hassan’s praying ceremony held in Kunar province. The country’s Chief ... Full story

Electoral reforms a must: Danesh

 KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh has welcomed government steps towards electoral reforms and said bringing reforms in the election system is a must. He made ... Full story

Convening commission for seminar of "Laghman in the course of history" holds session

 KABUL: Chaired by Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture, the second session of convening commission for holding seminar on Laghman history was held ... Full story

No substitute for returned lands: Zia Massoud

 KABUL: Special Envoy of President on Reforms and Good Governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud said yesterday that there is no compensation for land grabbers if their ... Full story

MoIC to add new chapter on social media to mass media law

 The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) plans to amend the Mass Media Law in order to address the growth of social media in Afghanistan ... Full story

China to help train, equip ANP

 KABUL: Noorulhaq Uloomi, Minister of Interior in a meeting yesterday with Chinese ambassador to Kabul praised China for its cooperation with Afghanistan National Police (ANP). In ... Full story

Ghazni: beauty of nature in grip of insurgency

 Ghazni is one of the most important and central provinces of Afghanistan. The province is second grade based on the statistics of Central Statistical Office ... Full story

U.S. reiterates support to Afghan peace process

 The U.S. and its allies, including NATO have supported Afghanistan in the last 13 years in all sectors, especially enforcement of Afghan National Security Forces ... Full story

Challenges ahead of investors to be removed, AISA

 The in-charges of Administration for Investment Support in Afghanistan (AISA) have said that considering the problems currently exists in the country, they are trying to ... Full story

Second round of peace talks: achievements should be preserved

 The second round of peace talks between National Unity Government and Taliban officials will be held on July 30. Mohammad Ismail Qasimyar, an official with ... Full story

Gen. Dostum calls Taliban the ‘enemy’ not ‘brothers’

 The first Vice-President General Abdul Rashid Dostum on Saturday said that the Taliban are enemies of Afghans, and that he will never call them 'brothers'. In ... Full story

Those behind beating Khorshid TV journalist should be punished: MoIC

 KABUL: The Deputy for Publication with the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) Associate prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mustafavi has demanded punishment for those involved in ... Full story

Murderers of three police personnel in Baghlan to be arrested: Oloomi

 KABUL: Minister of Interior in a meeting with family members of three martyred police personnel said that ministry of interior was committed to address the ... Full story

Besieged soldiers’ problems to be soon addressed in Wardooj, MoI

 KABUL: A spokesman of Ministry of Interior (MoI) says problems of those soldiers besieged in Wardooj will be soon addressed. Speaking yesterday in a news conference, ... Full story

Afghan intelligence arrests Taliban group commander in Helmand

 The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Saturday that a Taliban group was arrested following a military operation by the Afghan intelligence operatives. A statement by ... Full story

Research, scientific seminar on 100th anniversary of Indian interim government to be held

 KABUL: Preliminary session for holding scientific and research seminar related to 100th anniversary of formation of the Indian interim government was held Wednesday under the ... Full story

Faryab suicide attack condemned

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani condemned in strongest possible terms the terrorist attack that killed and injured tens of innocent civilians in Almar district of ... Full story

President Ghani meets Asia Foundation’s Chief

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met David Arnold, President of the Asia Foundation here in Arg the other day and exchanged views on the present ... Full story

Afghan traders left helpless against high tariffs, extortion in Pakistan

 Members of the Afghan business community once again panned the government in Kabul for failing to address the mounting problems they face in exporting their ... Full story

Reforms in electoral commission help win people trust

 Reforms in the electoral commission aimed at bringing proper changes in the system of election is a step forward toward reforms in the work of ... Full story

How this woman is empowering Afghani women through code

 To Americans, Afghanistan can call to mind war-torn cities without much economic opportunity. But the truth is that the country has a growing tech economy. ... Full story

Korean Reunification Is in China’s National Interest

Someday, high-speed rail and communications links will connect southern Korea to northeast China. This corridor will weave together southern Korea's advanced technology, northern Korea's low ... Full story

Electoral reform commission should keep neutrality

 The Electoral Reform is considered a crucial need of Afghans subsequent electoral distaste emerged after the former presidential election. Parliamentary elections are a very difficult ... Full story

Efficient ways helps restore good governance

 Despite considerable progresses made during the past thirteen years in various fields, it is seemed that the certain backwardness is prevailing in the social sectors.  At ... Full story

Turkey arrests 251 suspected militants

 Turkey has arrested 251 after launching simultaneous raids targeting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Kurdish militants in 13 provinces across the country ... Full story

Poor-quality constructed roads

 Poor-quality constructed roads, mostly around the Kabul downtown remained problematic, particularly, when a water pomp in some part, is ruptured. The picture shows a destroyed road, ... Full story

Obama praises NUG for anti-corruption efforts

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani spoke with Barack Obama, President of the United States via video teleconference the other day and discussed security, economy and ... Full story

President Ghani meets Asia Foundation’s Chief

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met David Arnold, President of the Asia Foundation here in Arg the other day and exchanged views on the present ... Full story

Ayatullah Sistani’s envoy calls on VP Danesh

 KABUL: Ayatullah Sayed Jawad Shahristani, the special envoy of Ayatullah Al-Uzma Sayed Ali Hussaini Sistani called on the Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh here the ... Full story

CE Deputy congratulates victory of national cricket team

 KABUL: Eng. Mohammad Khan, Chief Executive First Deputy in a message has congratulated the victory of national cricket team qualified for T20 World Cup to ... Full story

Research, scientific seminar on 100th anniversary of Indian interim government to be held

 KABUL: Preliminary session for holding scientific and research seminar related to 100th anniversary of formation of the Indian interim government was held Wednesday under the ... Full story

Pak ambassador summoned over border shelling

 KABUL: Afghanistan deputy foreign minister, Hikmat Khalil Karzai summoned Pakistani ambassador and expressed his concern and protest over the fresh shillings across the Durand Line, ... Full story

Sustainable efforts help continue peace talks

 Some members of High Peace Council (HPC) say that with a change in the stance of the Taliban leaders and policy of Pakistani government about ... Full story

Repeated mistakes can’t be justified

 It has been inserted in the principles agreed upon Resolute Support Mission that if during war on terror, the ANSF need air support of coalition ... Full story

Effective ways needed to settle challenges

 As one of the Islamic countries, Afghanistan has been confronting extensive civil wars and other social hardships, creating obstacles to the development of the wellbeing ... Full story

Electoral reforms commission, serious responsibilities

Therefore in order to lead and manage the upcoming election transparently, we should impartially support ERC and enable it to specify its position as an effective and reformist body with its impartial activities, and change the IEC also to an effective body. Therefore it should not be forgotten that preservation of political stability is relying on improvement of nascent democracy in the country and democratic process like elections, create democratic system. ... Full story

Toy guns’ use during Eid days

 Toy guns’ use during Eid days left more than hundred people wounded around the capital Kabul; moreover, import and selling toy guns would institutionalize culture ... Full story

President Ghani flays terrorist attack in Turkey

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the other day the terrorist attack in the border town of Suruc, Turkey that has killed at least ... Full story

Maidan Wardak peace council member killed

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has expressed sadness over martyrdom of a jihadi and religious figure Mawlavi Salih Mohammad ... Full story

Security officials accused of negligence in Jalriz incident

 KABUL: A number of soldiers remained in Jalriz incident called on Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh and briefed him related to martyrs and injures of ... Full story

NATO to deeply probe IS activities in Afghanistan

 Col. Brian Tribus, a (RS) media relations official in Afghanistan yesterday told media, they were precisely probing into Daesh activities in Afghanistan. Col. Tribus stated these ... Full story

Banknotes thrown at Fifa president

 Fifa president Sepp Blatter was forced to halt a news conference when UK prankster Simon Brodkin - whose stage name is Lee Nelson - threw ... Full story

EU reviews 2014-2016 strategy for Afghanistan

 European Union did a review of the EU strategy for Afghanistan since the adoption of the EU Strategy by the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in ... Full story

President Ghani meets U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met the other day with the US Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, who had come to ... Full story

President Ghani interview with World Apart Network

 Oksana Boyko: Hello and welcome to Worlds Apart. The War on Terror unleashed the terrors of war on South Asia and the Middle East, with ... Full story

Youth Affairs Deputy Minister for MoIC introduced

 KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture introduced today the newly-appointed deputy minister of youth affairs to directors and employees of the ministry. In ... Full story

ANSF appreciated for maintaining better security on Eid days

 KABUL: General Directorate of Secretariat for Council of Ministers has praised in a message the national security forces of Afghanistan which are including of NDS, ... Full story

President Ghani saddened over death, wounding of ANA in air strike by int’l forces

 Kabul: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani expressed his profound sorrow over the death and wounding of a number of Afghan National Army soldiers as a result ... Full story

Herat grapes with universal reputation

 Herat province is known as the mine of diverse grapes due to having and growing the best, precious and highest quality grapes in the world. ... Full story

Statement of TB leader, concerns

 The recent statement of the TB leader Mullah Omar has created a new aspect in peace talks. In his statement on the occasion of advent ... Full story

How we definite the role of women in the society?

 Within recent decades, the issue of women was the great part of politics in Afghanistan. As of beginning of century 20, within the rule of king ... Full story

Forty five types of eye drop produced in Herat, officials

 Noor Hospital authorities in Herat province have stated that forty five types of eye drop are produced for the eye diseases treatment.  Naser Akhunzada, head of ... Full story

Is there political will for peace?

 Yes, led by president Ghani, there are real and potential political determination by the NUG for ensuring peace in Afghanistan. As it is clear to all, ... Full story

New parliament’s building a gift from one democracy to another: Indian ambassador

 India has invested and spent $ 220m for the construction of the new building of the parliament which is one of the biggest Indian projects ... Full story

Ulama’s peace support a timely measure

 In Kandahar province with proclamation of support for security forces by Ulama (religious scholars), it was said that Afghanistan is not battle-field and war zone ... Full story

Eid aims to strengthen peace, solidarity

On Friday Eid ul-Fitr was celebrated all over Afghanistan and throughout the Muslim world with full religious and cultural zeal. The message of such Islamic ... Full story

Eid marked peacefully in Kabul

Peace either with the Taliban or Pakistan, based on national interests: President Ghani ... Full story

President Ghani visits injured ANP personnel

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan visited the injured Afghan National Police (ANP) personnel who are currently under treatment in ... Full story

Paktia should be fundamentally changed in four years, President Ghani

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has paid a visit to Paktia to assess the province’s security situation and problems ... Full story

Minister Jahani meets officials for Youth Coordination, Empowerment Network

 KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture in a meeting with head and leadership panel of Youth Coordination and Empowerment Network heard their ... Full story

New appointments

 KABUL: In two separate decrees of Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and based on suggestions of MoIC and MAIL, Kamal ... Full story

UNAMA welcomes establishment of electoral system reforms commission, calls for electoral calendar

 KABUL: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the establishment by the National Unity Government of the Electoral System Reform Commission, under the ... Full story

Destitute families receiving wheat

 Based on the president’s order, to support needy people during the holy month of Ramadan, over 34,000 tons of wheat worth 345,000,000 Afs are being ... Full story

NUG leadership provincial visits fruitful

In the last more than one decade of Afghanistan leadership, neither the president nor his cabinet members paid productive visits to the country’s provinces, particularly ... Full story

Afghanistan in dire need of industrial growth

Few days ago, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between Afghan National Bank with Craftsmen Union of Afghanistan. Based on the MoU, the Afghan ... Full story

Afghanistan can’t fight drugs alone: RCFA Chief

 Russia Chief of Counter Drugs Federal Agency said that the Afghan annual budget is $13b while drugs income reaches $150b in the country. Emphasizing on this ... Full story

Mohammad Daoud first republic founder of Afghanistan

 Martyr Mohammad Dawoud who had been a courageous and beloved leader, had undertaken and fulfilled efficient and tremendous duties on the construction of the new ... Full story

Islamabad talks confirm the truth of president doctrine

 Since his tanking power, as president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani paid several visits to Saudi Arabia, China, Pakistan and other ... Full story

CE visits Badakhshan, calls for cooperation between govt. and people

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah visited Badakhshan province the other day and inspected the situation there besides holding meetings with local officials as well ... Full story

President Ghani chairs NSC meeting

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the National Security Council (NSC) meeting in ARG yesterday morning, the President Press Office said in a statement. ... Full story

President Ghani participates in Khatmul Quran ceremony

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan participated in Khatmul Quran ceremony held Monday night in Presidential Palace. The ceremony which had ... Full story

CE deputy congratulates Advent of Eid-ul-Fitr

 KABUL: Eng. Mohammad Khan, Chief Executive First Deputy in a message offered warm greetings and best wishes on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr to all Muslims ... Full story

Afghanistan needs international community’s support in counternarcotic: Gen. Dostum

 KABUL: First Vice President, General Abdul Rashid Dostum described drugs as a common enemy of human beings and called for international support to fight the ... Full story

NUG leaders flay suicide attack in Baghlan, Explosion in Paktika Provinces

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the suicide attack on a mosque in Pul-e-Khumri city, the provincial center of Baghlan, and the explosion in ... Full story

President Ghani Welcomes Iran Nuclear Deal

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani welcomed the nuclear agreement between Islamic Republic of Iran and the 5+1 states, the President Press Office said in a ... Full story

President Ghani Awards High State Medal to Paktya border forces

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani approved in a decree yesterday awarding of the High State Medal in recognition of the bravery of the 8th Battalion Zone ... Full story

Indian embassy announces visa services during Eid-ul-Fitr holidays

Embassy of India in Kabul and its Consulates in Jalalabad, Kandahar, Mazar-e-Sharif and Herat would be working on July 19 & 20, 2015, a press ... Full story

Ordinary Afghans suffer from shrinking economy, insecurity

 Mohammad Mirza, 50, was one more person who joined thousands of Afghan unemployed men who spend hours on the streets in Kabul to find a ... Full story

Arsalan Co. donates Afs. 700000 to poor employees of APP

 The company of Ahmad Khaled Arsalan distributed yesterday Afs. 700000 to poor employees of Azadi Printing Press (APP). Head of Co. Ahmad Khalid Safi during distribution ... Full story

Banking sector essential to long-term economic growth

 Afghanistan’s banking sector remains fragile and in need of robust regulation by Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB). Further, forensic audits of major commercial banks in Afghanistan ... Full story

People traditions as Eid arrives

 The holy month of Ramadan is month of blessing and benevolence. In this month like other Muslims of the world, the pious Muslims of Afghanistan ... Full story

Lailat al-Qader: Night of invocation with Allah Almighty

 The holy Ramadan month which is considered a blessing month for the Muslims who fast and worship Almighty Allah, should be glorified as an auspicious ... Full story

Japan ambassador, MRRD, MAIL ministers visit Nangarhar Gamberi Desert

 Nasir Ahmad Durrani, Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Assadullah Zamir, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation (MAIL), Tomio Shichiri, Representative of FAO in Afghanistan ... Full story

Reviving minting press can be a good source of income for govt: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in meeting with officials from German Development Agency (GTZ) here in Arg yesterday said that the reviving and rehabilitation of ... Full story

President Ghani sees need for improving banking system

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said yesterday that the country’s banks should increase their capacity and serve the country’s industry to stand on their feet. ... Full story

President Ghani, CE Abdullah strongly condemn suicide attack in Khost

 Kabul: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani condemned in the strongest possible terms the suicide attack that wounded and martyred a number of our innocent people in ... Full story

VP Danesh registers assets

 KABUL: The second vice president Sarwar Danesh has registered his assets, BNA reported. Welcoming the step, officials with the directorate to fight corruption said that vice ... Full story

FM meets UNDP newly-appointed chairman to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs met yesterday with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) newly-appointed chairman to Afghanistan here in Kabul.  At the meeting, UNDP ... Full story

“Political analysts have affiliated themselves to parties, groups and ethnicities”: Aryanfar

 KABUL: It is a matter of sorrow that considerable number of political analysts divided into political, ethnic and tribal lines and misusing the tribune of ... Full story

SIGAR to address Afghan companies’ problems

 KABUL: Abdul Basir Anwar, Minister of Justice in a meeting with head of SIGAR shared problems of nearly 58 Afghan companies they had contracts with ... Full story

Afghanistan needs expanded SCO ties in war on Daesh

 The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) members in their recent summit held in Russia urged that the Daesh insurgent groups impose a serious threat on the ... Full story

Firm partnership leads to social goals

 Popular partnership can carry out vital rebuilding projects and create additional opportunities for implementation of other goals. The experiences of post-conflict countries can be used ... Full story

Comprehensive programs are in hand to develop insurance culture

 Head of insurance affairs says that the department of insurance of finance ministry has in its hand the programs of giving awareness to institutions and ... Full story

Pakistan says Afghan govt., Taliban peace talks successful

 The authorities in foreign ministry of Pakistan called successful the negotiation of government of Afghanistan and Taliban held recently in Islamabad and also said that ... Full story

Ramadan going out; did insolvents find assistances?

 Everything has a spring, and the Quran’s spring is the sacred month of Ramadan. Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) on Ramadan said:  (Translation): Ramadan is the month of sympathy ... Full story

Strong coordination can tackle insurgency

 Since the emergence of insurgency across the globe, nations have joined hand with their governments to overcome the eruption and the ensuing challenges. In fact, all ... Full story

Despite assistance of the international community

 Despite assistance of the international community, Afghanistan is still a poor country. Most of children instead of going to schools, are involved in hard works ... Full story

Poems collection of Ibrahim Zarghon unveiled

 KABUL: The poems collection of the renown poet Ibrahim, titled “Watan Nama” was opened by Sayeda Mujgan Mostafavi the ministry of information and culture deputy ... Full story

Kabul police arrest 27 people selling firecracker

The ministry for interior has banned selling and buying firecrackers and fuses as well as firing on the eve of Eidul Fitr to express happiness, a statement of the interior ministry said, adding the opportunists would exploit the situation to create security concerns. ... Full story

Govt to further exert pressure on terrorists if terror attacks not reduced: President

 KABUL: The government of Afghanistan would further mount pressure on terrorists if their attacks not reduced in the country, this was stated the other day ... Full story

Govt. to spare no effort in diminishing terrorism, ensuring security: CE

 KABUL: The chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah who paid a visit to Helmand province yesterday and held meeting with provincial officials in Helmand’s provincial capital ... Full story

Training workshop of new reporting methods held

KABUL: Training workshop of new reporting methods was held for Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) journalists. In opening ceremony of the workshop, Deputy Minister of Publications for ... Full story

192 million Afghanis saved in contracts

 KABUL: The National Procurement Committee with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held meeting yesterday and reviewed some contracts of defense ministry. At the ... Full story

President Ghani expresses sadness on the passing away of Prince Saud al Faisal

 Kabul: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Expresses sadness on the passing of Prince Saud al Faisal, Former Minister of State, Member of the Cabinet, Adviser to ... Full story

CE deputy congratulates national cricket team victory

 KABUL: Eng. Mohammad Khan, Chief Executive First Deputy in a message has congratulated national cricket team’s victory to the team players and the people of ... Full story

Handicrafts; Symbol of traditional Afghan culture

 As the folkloric culture of the Afghan people, the handicrafts have been enjoying particular reputation since long times and a number of countrymen have been ... Full story

SCO, BRICS summits at a glance: Afghan Security as tensions in Middle East grow, enhanced economic cooperation, new development bank activity

 The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) currently comprises Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan is an observer state within the organization and it has ... Full story

Crippled people need government attention

 The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs says that currently over 800,000 handicapped children are suffering challenges mostly from insecurities, mine attacks, suicide attacks, natural ... Full story

Achievements should be preserved in peace talks

 The first meeting between the delegation of the Afghan government, representatives of Quetta council and Haqqani network was held in Islamabad with the initiative of ... Full story

Ramadan, month of charity, generosity

 With the arrival of holy month of Ramadan, all Muslims of the world pay to fasting and pray to Almighty Allah to get sufficient benefit ... Full story

EU pledges cooperation to Afghanistan

 Afghanistan experienced insecurity and instability during the last several years, while the Afghan citizens hope to have a bright future.   However, the European Union said ... Full story

Regional stability links to security in Afghanistan

 Accompanied by a high-level delegation, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani left Kabul on Thursday for a two-day official visit to Russia to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization ... Full story

Regional stability links to security in Afghanistan

 Accompanied by a high-level delegation, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani left Kabul on Thursday for a two-day official visit to Russia to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization ... Full story

NPA approves 23 contracts

He elucidated that considering the recent 23 contracts approved in the meeting, the total number of contracts signed by National Procurement Administration as of its establishment to date has been reached to 175. ... Full story

Effective role of Afghanistan in SCO

 The conference of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) which is held in Russia, mostly discussing threats felt from Daesh fresh activities in Afghanistan. Drawing the attention of ... Full story

Effective role of Afghanistan in SCO

 The conference of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) which is held in Russia, mostly discussing threats felt from Daesh fresh activities in Afghanistan. Drawing the attention of ... Full story

Effective role of Afghanistan in SCO

 The conference of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) which is held in Russia, mostly discussing threats felt from Daesh fresh activities in Afghanistan. Drawing the attention of ... Full story

Afghanistan beats Netherlands by 32 runs in ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier

 The Afghanistan national cricket team defeated Netherlands by 32 runs in the second qualifier match for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20. Afghanistan set a ... Full story

JSF to be strengthened: Mostafavi

 KABUL: Sayeda Mujgan Mostafavi, the information and culture deputy minister on publications affiars has said that she would continue to boost the Journalists’ Support Fund. She ... Full story

Cabinet meeting discusses issues on agenda

 KABUL: Presided over by Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, cabinet session was held the other day at the Presidential Palace. In ... Full story

President Ghani calls for joint cooperation in war on terror

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has described terrorism as a common threat for the region and called for joint cooperation in war against it.  He made ... Full story

Afghanistan, center of regional cooperation not competition, President Ghani

 RUSSIA: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in BRICS summit held yesterday in the Russian Ufa city said war in Afghanistan ... Full story

Govt. to attend peace talks from stronger position: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with political experts, analysts and media outlets here the other day besides discussing peace process and talks ... Full story

Regional, int’l cooperation needed to curb Daesh: President Ghani

President Ghani, Tajik president stress on bilateral cooperation ... Full story

Electoral reforms commission to soon get operational, Danesh

 KABUL: Chief Executive Officer for International Democracy Organization called on Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh and enpressed cooperation with Afghanistan electoral reforms. In the meeting, the ... Full story

ANA; source of hope for better future and stable Afghanistan: CE

 KABUL: Afghanistan National Army (ANA) is the source of better future and stable Afghanistan, Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said during his visit to 209 ... Full story

Arab countries declare mourning after Saudi ex-FM dies

Flags flow on half-mast across the Arab world following death of Prince Saud, who served as minister for 40 years. ... Full story

US, Turkish companies’ pledged $100m still unpaid

 Fifty four Afghan companies expected to receive some $100 million provided by the US and Turkish companies, recently said they hadn’t still received the money, ... Full story

100,000 people sacrificed in Afghanistan’s decade-long war

 Last month, results of a research report of US Brown University was released in media and said that 100,000 people have been killed from 2001 ... Full story

Open Jirga discusses issues on standard city

 Despites failure to have a standard city in the capital Kabul, Kabul, ex-mayor, Mohammad Younus Nawandish told a joint BBC RTA run debate that efforts ... Full story

Shocking Jalrez incident under probe

In freshly insurgency in violent Maidan Wardak province, the government armed oppositions attacked several security forces’ checkpoints, delimiting the scope for a number of the ... Full story

Afghan forces prepare to resist against any insurgency

 Insurgent groups, who are making efforts to further flame war and deteriorate the peaceful situation, couldn’t be called among those observing the Muslim’s religious values ... Full story

Superiorities of Laylat al-Qadr in religious documentaries

 The holy Ramadan is the month of piety, blessing and superiority for all Muslims around the world and has its own peculiarities compared to the ... Full story

President Ghani to attend SCO in Russia

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani would leave for Russia on Thursday to attend the summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) there, foreign ministry spokesman Ahmad ... Full story

CE, Swedish ambassador discuss electoral reforms, peace process

 KABUL: The ambassador of Sweden to Afghanistan Peter Semneby called on Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah here the other day. Both sides exchanged views on ... Full story

ALP to be organized in framework of police headquarters

 KABUL: Spokesperson to ministry of interior and deputy spokesperson to national defense ministry in a joint news conference yesterday said 47 armed insurgents have been ... Full story

Afghan women’s rights in peril, vendors increasing

 Increasing number of vendor women on the streets and bazaars of Kabul is indicator of their pitiful life and lack of job opportunities. Increase of ... Full story

Jalrez carnage a warning to government, nation

 Strongly condemning disrespect and disgrace to bodies of local police martyred by terrorists in Jalrez district, Maidan Wrdak province, president Ghani called this act against ... Full story

Jalrez incident requires deep investigation

 The incident took place in Jalrez district need be considered and discussed from the different viewpoints to discover the facts which were caused the bloody ... Full story

Open Jirga discusses benevolent activities in Afghanistan

 The Open Jirga TV stream which is being broadcasted by the National Radio and TV of Afghanistan and is a joint program of BBC and ... Full story

President Ghani reviews electronic ID cards distribution process

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired this morning a meeting to assess the distribution process of electronic identification cards. In the meeting that took place in ... Full story

Chief Executive promises justice to Jalrez victims

 KABUL: Chief Executive (CE) Abdullah Abdullah yesterday promised to bring to justice all those officials who neglected forces' call for support during the deadly battle ... Full story

Nawmish district as administrative unit should begin work: VP Danesh

 KABUL: A delegation of elders and lawmakers from Helmand province called on the second vice president Sarwar Danesh here yesterday and said that the Nawmish ... Full story

Commission for overseeing access to information holds session

 KABUL: The first session of commission for overseeing access to information was held yesterday under the supervision of Deputy Minister of Publications for Information and ... Full story

ANA’s air defense unit not equipped, activated yet, Waziri

 KABUL: Ministry of National Defense says as the country’s air forces have been equipped with modern equipments, but some sections for which air forces needed ... Full story

More opportunities for women within security forces: Interior Minister

 KABUL: The Minister for Interior Noorul Haq Oloomi said yesterday that more facilities and opportunities would be provided for women who work within the framework ... Full story

Protest in Kabul after court overturns death sentences in mob killing of Farkhunda

 A demonstration was organized in capital Kabul yesterday to protest against the court ruling that overturned the death sentences for four men convicted for taking ... Full story

Unknown gunmen killed couple in Urozgan

 A couple has been killed by unidentified gunmen in central Urozgan province. The incidnet took place in Sajawal area of Urozgan’s capital Tireen Kot last night. Gul ... Full story

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigns

Greece’s Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has stepped down a day after Greeks delivered a resounding "No" to the conditions of a rescue package for the debt-ridden country. ... Full story

Wakhan; the second National Park

 Wakhan a remote district in Northeastern Badakhshan province was natural environment for wild life, scarce animals and herbs. In the past it was hunting place ... Full story

Open Jirga debates economic issues

 People representatives from different provinces held an Open Jirga in the Afghanistan National TV Studio, with the participation of economic minister, Paktia people’s representative, the ... Full story

Letter

Your Excellency, Respected President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani! ... Full story

NATO continues resolute support to Afghanistan

 Touching current security situation in Afghanistan, the NATO General Secretary during his address at the meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels said that situation ... Full story

Constructive strategy needed to tackle Daesh, spokesperson

Therefore, it is clear that Daesh has not only started its insurgent activities in three eastern provinces of the country, but their active presence has been felt in many provinces. ... Full story

Afghanistan needs long-term world support

 During his address at the UN headquarters, the UN Special Envoy for Afghanistan Nikolas Hassam warned that if Afghanistan is forgotten it would be disastrous. ... Full story

Ramadan is the month of virtue

 Ramadan is the month of virtue and forgiveness in which the Muslims recite The Holy Quran and pay alms, support poor. The photo shows  Muslim woman ... Full story

NSC calls for Jalrez carnage investigation

Delegation assigned to probe Jalrez incident President Ghani chairing NSC meeting in Arg ... Full story