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Afghanistan seeks enhanced cultural ties with china

 On the occasion of 60th years of Afghanistan-China diplomatic ties anniversary, Dr. Raheen former Information & Culture minister and chairman for Afghanistan-China Friendship Association, on ... Full story

Dunya, China’s Guangdong University of foreign studies to sign exchange program agreement

 Guangzhou: The delegation of Afghan-China Friendship Association paid a visit to Guangdong University of foreign studies in Guangzhou city of China and inspected various parts ... Full story

Shoe making factories need urgent attention

 The protecting management from the investment, has expressed its concerns in connection with the Afghanistan’s investments and the lack of the safeguarding from the shoes-making ... Full story

Russia to equip ANSF with gunships

 Russian representative to Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov said the other day that his country was ready to send more gunships to Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). At ... Full story

Focus on Afghan Turkmen leaders’ meeting

 On August 27, 2015 President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov paid an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The Turkmen leader was welcomed by the official ... Full story

ERC should be free of political interferences

 The National Unity Government agreement is quite clear that “to ensure that future elections are fully credible, the electoral system (Laws and institutions) requires fundamental ... Full story

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Strengthening of relation between government and media

 A weeklong Afghanistan Mediothek sixth summer scientific training course was held in Kabul, where some 30 journalists from 11 provinces of the country have attended. The ... Full story

Afghans, Pashtun and Baluch’s historical combats getting solidarity

 The Afghan nations who have been combating against the terrorisms and have obtained great achievement during the struggle, are aiming to celebrate the 31 august ... Full story

President Ghani, CE Abdullah meet German FM, exchange views on bilateral relations

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met German foreign minister Walter Steinmeier here in Arg yesterday and exchanged views on matters relating mutual interests including enhancing ... Full story

NPC approves 15 contracts

  KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the regular meeting of National Procurement Commission (NPC) at the Presidential Palace the other day.  The Commission reviewed and ... Full story

Election reforms commission submits short-term draft to chief executive

 KABUL: Head of election reforms commission submitted the commission’s short-term draft to the country’s chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. Shah Sultan Akifi, head of election reforms ... Full story

1st gender, women affairs committee’s session held

 KABUL: Sarwar Danesh, Second Deputy Minister chaired yesterday the first session of gender and women affairs committee formed by cabinet. In the session, the second ... Full story

Committee held to assist Azra district affected people

 KABUL: President in a decree issued yesterday constituted a commission composed of officials from ministry for defense, ministry for interior, National Directorate for Security and ... Full story

Journalists are peace messengers: Mostafavi

 KABUL: The deputy for publication affairs with the ministry information and culture, Sayeda Mojhgan Mostafavi, has described journalists as ambassadors for peace and said that ... Full story

Statement of MoIC

 The administration for arrangement of communication services of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology through dispatching of a message has set forth that those who ... Full story

Youth Affairs deputy ministry's notification

 KABUL: The Youth Affairs Directorate (YAD) of the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) hereby informs all those who want to get enrollment in the ... Full story

Pakistan embassy, diplomats secure, MoI

 KABUL: Pakistan media quoting the country’s foreign ministry has recently warned that Pakistani diplomats were facing threat in Kabul. Pakistan media has said that perhaps particular ... Full story

Turkmenistan a reliable partner for Afghanistan

The government of Turkmenistan has never approached to address Afghanistan related issues and never interfered in our domestic issues. The role of this country before ... Full story

Chief Executive flays rocket attack on Ustad Sayaf’s residence

KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has strongly condemned in a message recent rocket attack by the coward enemies ... Full story

MoI held capacity building seminar

 KABUL: A ten-day seminar was held yesterday for personnel of giving awareness of administration of ministry of interior affairs (MoI) at the training center of ... Full story

Holding second SAARC festival; great cultural achievement

 Hidden secrets at the heart of Bamyan Mountains caused this province to be introduced as the first cultural capital of South Asian Association for Regional ... Full story

Political parties should act constitutionally

 A great party under the name of High Jihadi Council announced its formation two days ago, with the leaders consisted of some jihadi leaders. A member ... Full story

We expect Pakistan’s sincere cooperation with Afghanistan: CE

 In the wake of creation of recent problems and tensions in relations of Pakistan and Afghanistan, in his latest utterances on the role of Pakistan ... Full story

Commission on marking National Culture Day holds meeting

KABUL: The third meeting of Commission on marking National Culture Day with Zardasht Shams the deputy for ministry of information and culture held meeting yesterday, ... Full story

Existing two political axis with two tribal identifications in NUG hazardous, Masoud

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Masoud, Special Envoy to President on Reforms and Good Governance says governments formed based on tribal axis during the history have been ... Full story

Committee on laws hold meeting

 KABUL: The Committee on Laws with second Vice President Sarwar Danesh on the chair held meeting yesterday and discussed the draft law on the control ... Full story

NSC express concern over civilian casualties

 KABUL: The meeting opened with the head of the fact-finding delegation on the incident in Jalrez, Maidan Wardak presenting the findings of the delegation to ... Full story

President Ghani commends carpet industry’s role in economic growth

 President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received the representatives of Afghanistan Carpet Producers Union at the Presidential Palace the other day. President Ghani described the carpet industry as ... Full story

CE, Turkmenistan president exchange views on bilateral relations

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in meeting with Turkmenistan president Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov here the other day exchanged views on matters pertaining mutual interests including ... Full story

UNESCO invites Afghanistan to attend int’l literacy conference

 KABUL: UNESCO representative to Afghanistan invited yesterday Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh for participation in international literacy conference to be held in UNESCO quarter in ... Full story

China asks Pakistan to honestly make effort in Afghan peace process

 KABUL: Ding Xi Joling, Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan in a meeting with Afghanistan national security advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar said that China had asked Pakistan ... Full story

Minister Jahani, UAE ambassador discuss cultural cooperation

 KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture in a meeting the other day with UAE ambassador to Kabul discussed on expansion of cultural ... Full story

Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister meets UNHCR envoy to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Deputy Minister of Political Affairs for Foreign Affairs Ministry met with UNHCR representative to Afghanistan here in Kabul Wednesday. In the ... Full story

President Ghani presides over cabinet meeting

 KABUL: The cabinet with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held meeting Thursday, BNA reported. At the outset of the meeting, the minister for justice ... Full story

SAARC festival a pride of Bamyan

Established in 1983 by India, Bangladesh and Nepal, SAARC has held 17 meetings in big cities. Afghanistan became its member in its 14th session in ... Full story

Kabul to host great economic forum in ten years

 For the first time and till the upcoming ten days, the National Unity Government (NUG) is expected to host a great economic forum that would ... Full story

Afghanistan should use regional countries defense ministerial conference for peace

 Geographically, Afghanistan is a linkage point between regional and trans-regional countries that is why it has been always threatening and offending by foreign countries’ plots. However, ... Full story

Lawmakers urge government for soon issuing E-Ids

At the same time, emphasizing on immediate start of E-IDs distribution, a number of experts said by starting the process the government would manage to arrange its programs better and prioritize them later and find solutions to challenges and problems. ... Full story

North, South Korea agree to defuse crisis after marathon talks

 North and South Korea have wrapped up marathon talks on Tuesday with an agreement aimed at defusing a crisis that had pushed the two rivals ... Full story

Key issues discussed in high immigration commission meeting

 KABUL: Presided over by Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, a session of high immigration commission was held yesterday here in ... Full story

Conferring state medals good traditions, Danesh

 KABUL: Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice President in a ceremony held yesterday on the occasion of 96th anniversary of the country’s Independence Day and attended by ... Full story

Contracted areas of Ainak Coppermine project to be cleared of mines

 KABUL: Demining program of contracted areas of Ainak Coppermine project began in 2009. The program has been executed in three phases by MDC, while two ... Full story

Fire caused huge losses in Balkh

 MAZAR-E-SHARIF: As a result of fires in Balkh province, the people bore millions of Afg losses. The fires started at 9:00am yesterday in west part of ... Full story

120 people graduated from vocational center

 KABUL: A total of 120 people after completion of six-month vocational and technical center of Kabul Breshna were graduated yesterday, BNA reported. During the course, ... Full story

China donates 300 tractors to Afghanistan

 KABUL: The People’s Republic of China has donated 300 tractors and agricultural machinery to the ministry for agriculture and livestock here yesterday, BNA reported. In a ... Full story

Electoral reform basic demand of the Afghan people: SCER

 Finally, after much discussion the National Unity Government (NUG) leaders have formed the Special Commission on Electoral Reforms (SCER).  Therefore, the members of the commission have ... Full story

Opponents would respond to all killings, blood-lettings

 Although, shedding the blood of people and their killing is the nature of armed opponents from among them Taliban. Since the beginning to date they took ... Full story

A look at the outcome of peace talks, war in Afghanistan

 The principles of the international relationship while it was established scientifically and expanded increasingly and the governments and the nations should connect with each other ... Full story

Sanction, military threats against Iran harm JCPOA: Rouhani

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says threats of military action and re-imposition of sanctions against Tehran will harm efforts for the restoration of trust between Iran ... Full story

Meeting for preparation of conference of donor nations held

 KABUL: The meeting for preparation of conference of the donor nations, with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair was held here in Arg yesterday. The ... Full story

Elders from Kabul districts call on CE Abdullah

 KABUL: Group of elders and notables from districts of Kabul including Sorobi, Dehsabz and Charaisab called on chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah here yesterday. The elders ... Full story

VP Danesh presides over meeting of judicial entities

 KABUL: The meeting of judicial bodies with second vice president Sarwar Danesh on the chair held meeting yesterday.   At the outset of the meeting the ... Full story

FM meets Chinese ambassador to Kabul

 Kabul:  Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Salahuddin Rabbani, met with the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Kabul Mr. Deng Xijun in his ... Full story

Ms. Mustafavi calls for joint meetings of media outlets

 KABUL: Sayeda Mojgan Mustafavi the deputy on publication with ministry for information and culture in the company of BNA chief Khalil Minawi and Mohibullah Zakiri ... Full story

Tajikistan ambassador seeks extradition of Tajik prisoners

 KABUL: The ambassador of Tajikistan to Afghanistan, Sharafudin Imamov called on deputy foreign minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai here yesterday and sought the extradition of Tajik ... Full story

Revealing confidential security information, a breach of law, ONSC

 KABUL: Freedom of expression and information in an open media are prevailing achievements of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The ... Full story

President Ghani offers condolence over Cheshti demise

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani offered condolence over the demise of renowned religious scholar Al-Hajj Sayed Mohammad Usman Cheshti who died yesterday. At the message, the ... Full story

Suspension of US aids to Islamabad a late step

 It seems that according to common proverb, the US has put finger on pain now. Aids to Islamabad have been suspended based on Pentagon warning ... Full story

VP Dostum presence in north combat strengthens the country’s pillars

 First Vice President, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum has been participating in the battlefield against the terrorism in Faryab province.  He has decisively determined that the insurgent ... Full story

Experts welcome US financial support stop to Pakistan

 After much criticizes raised on lack of Pakistan honest cooperation in fighting terrorism with Afghanistan, US have stopped its financial assistance to Pakistan. Based on US ... Full story

With learning high studies, Afghan women can reach high posts

 With learning high studies, the women of Afghanistan can occupy leading posts in different political, social, economic and cultural fields. In an interview with The Kabul ... Full story

Humans and War

 The world was not in peace and prosperity before now or in pre-1960-70s. As I have mentioned before, war has existed throughout the history of ... Full story

NPC approves eleven contracts

 KABUL: The meeting approved 11 contracts worth Afs.1.834 billion ($ 29.1 million) from Ministries of Defense, Higher Education, Finance, Public Works, Counter Narcotics, and National ... Full story

President Ghani accept diplomatic credential of new Turkish ambassador

The ambassador also noted that he would also make easy the condition for issuing visa to Afghan nationals. ... Full story

High Commission for Urban Development holds meeting

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

Five-way transit agreement’s draft of Azure Route discussed in Tbilisi

 TBILISI: In 2nd technical session of Azure five-way transit’s route, for the first time the route’s agreement draft was discussed between Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia ... Full story

Seminar on Mahmoud Tarzi to be held

 KABUL: A seminar to mark the 150th birth anniversary of great scholar and politician Mahmoud Tarzi is scheduled to be held here on 3rd September, ... Full story

President Ghani flays Kabul terrorist attack

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the suicide attack in the Fourth Makrorayon area of Kabul city which resulted in martyring and wounding of ... Full story

41 armed insurgents killed

 KABUL: 41 armed insurgents have been killed in joint operations launched by Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in 11 provinces of the country. According to Ministry ... Full story

Herat residents to support security forces in protecting Salma Dam

 KABUL: A number of people including religious scholars and elders from Chesht district of the western Herat province called on provincial police chief yesterday and ... Full story

Afghans with legal evident would be insured: Iranian official

 Touching the 85000 Afghans living in Iran with legal evident, the Iranian authorities said that all of these people will be insured by Iranian Salamat ... Full story

Sans economic self-sufficiency, political independence impossible, CoCI

 Head of the committee of international relation of chamber of commerce and industry, Azeraksh Hafezi told media that the economy of Afghanistan should not be ... Full story

Electronic ID card distribution necessary for transparent election

 One of the ideas to prevent fraud and ensure fairness in future elections is the accelerated introduction of electronic identity cards to Afghanistan. The first ... Full story

Government should eradicate economic challenges

 The National Unity Government (NUG) has been confronting with the lack of professional forces and insecurity that have created obstacles on the practical measures over ... Full story

Afghanistan marks 96th independence anniversary, different with previous years

 Independence anniversary was celebrated this year differently from previous years. The celebration was not restricted merely to an official ceremony and it had a popular ... Full story

2,000 refugees stuck on Macedonia border as more arrive

 MACEDONIA: Hundreds of mostly-Syrian refugees seeking better life in western Europe arrived Saturday at the Greek-Macedonian border where some 2,000 others are stranded in no-man’s ... Full story

President Ghani praises artists’ role in preserving Afghanistan historical identity

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani after taking around the exhibition of the works of the artists, miniatures, engravers and painters hailed the role of artists ... Full story

Minister Jahani visits Art department

 KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture has paid a visit to various parts of Art department and heard the department’s problems. During his ... Full story

12 killed, 66 injured in Kabul suicide attack

 KABUL: 12 people were killed including a foreign citizen and 66 others injured in a suicide attack yesterday in 4th Microrayon area of Kabul city. Women ... Full story

People want prosecution of those committed fraud during elections: Aakifi

 KABUL: The chief of Electoral Reform Commission, Shah Sultan Aakifi said yesterday that the people of Afghanistan wanted the judicial trial of those who committed ... Full story

MoI, MoWA signed MoU on women police recruitment

 KABUL: Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed yesterday between ministries of interior (MoI)and women affairs in connection with recruitment of women in police forces. After signing ... Full story

Tajikistan, Turkmenistan asking for peaceful settlement of Afghanistan problems

 DUSHANBE: Presidents of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan in an official statement have said the two countries had similar vision that political and peaceful ways through comprehensive ... Full story

Afghan embassy in Beijing celebrates Independence Day

 BEIJING: Afghanistan embassy to Beijing has celebrated in a ceremony the country’s 96th anniversary of Independence Day and 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Afghanistan ... Full story

Leather-making buckets, ancient handicrafts in Afghanistan

 Murad-Khani, where has been popularized as an ancient and traditional area among the Afghan people, is situated in the north of the Kabul River.  It was ... Full story

Erdogan says Turkey to hold snap election on November 1

 Turkey will hold a snap election on November 1 and an interim government will be formed in the meantime, if necessary with members from outside ... Full story

President Ghani marks 96th independence anniversary, laid wreath on Istiqlal Minaret

“The enemies of Afghanistan want to see a weak government”, however, Afghans have been trying to have a strong and united government to safeguard the country’s independence, the president said. ... Full story

President Ghani pays visit to Afghan artifacts exhibition

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan paid a visit Wednesday to exhibition of the country’s artists calligraphy, minatory, engraving and ... Full story

Taliban attack on Gen. Dostum convoy spoiled

 KABUL: Taliban group attack on convoy of Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, First Vice President has been spoiled in Faryab. Nine armed Taliban have been killed and ... Full story

No interference acceptable in customs, Mustofiats, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired a meeting the other day at the Presidential Palace in which issues related to the Customs and Mustofiats were ... Full story

CE Abdullah, VP Dostum congratulate Independence Day

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah congratulated the 96th Independence Day anniversary to the people of Afghanistan.  Afghanistan under the leadership of the then King Amanullah ... Full story

Minister Jahani congratulates nation over Independence Day

 KABUL: Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani congratulated the people of Afghanistan over the 96th anniversary of Independence Day, falling on Aug. 19. In ... Full story

ANA need modern equipment, air support: MoD

 The MoD authorities said that despite of considerable achievements of ANA in recent years, they are still in urgent need of air equipment. In a telephone ... Full story

King Amanullah’s memories; progressive thought among Afghans

 King Amanullah Khan who has been a progressive and courageous person, has announced the Afghanistan’s independence in 19 August 1919.  It had been seemed that ... Full story

Dykundi almond supply increases

 The almond gardens mainly located in the districts’ centers of Shahrestan, Miramor, Kety and Kajran and over eighty percent of people are involved in agriculture, ... Full story

Afghanistan waiting for Pakistan’s positive step-up

 Whereas Pakistan has not practiced its commitments, it seems that the Afghan government delegation who had visited Pakistan last week discussed all issues seriously with ... Full story

Pilot phase of electronic ID cards distribution to begin: President Ghani

 KABUL: A meeting chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani discussed various aspects of electronic-ID cards distribution. President Ghani termed the pilot phase of e-ID distribution as ... Full story

Faryab to be announced as secure province: Gen. Dostum

 FARYAB: The first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum said yesterday that Faryab to be declared as “Secure Province”.  General Dostum who is on front line ... Full story

Kazakhstan ready to assist Afghanistan in repairing military hardware

 KABUL: Kazakhstan ambassador to Afghanistan in meeting with first deputy to chief executive, engineer Mohammad Khan here yesterday said that his country is ready to ... Full story

Rabbani meets French ambassador

 Kabul: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salahuddin Rabbani met with the French ambassador to Kabul. Jean Michel Marlaud in his office yesterday morning.    At the outset, ... Full story

Govt. policy is to achieve self-reliance: Minister

 KABUL: Minister for Finance Eklil Hakimi has said that the objective of the policy of national unity government is to achieve self-reliance. He made the remarks ... Full story

Media should expose only facts in such momentous situation, Jahani

 KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture in his speech in 8th summit of the Islamic Countries Radio and Television Union asserted that ... Full story

Kabul Bank’s $480m recovered: Acting AG

 KABUL: Acting Attorney General, Noor Habib Jalal said that 480 million US dollars have been recovered from people who owed to the former Kabul Bank. Addressing ... Full story

Chief Executive Deputy congratulates Afghanistan Independence Day

 KABUL: Eng. Mohammad Khan, Chief Executive First Deputy has congratulated in a message 96th anniversary of the country’s Independence Day to the nation. In the ... Full story

MoU signed between Afghan, Iran borderly forces

 KABUL: Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Afghanistan and Iran Border Police forces yesterday. The agreement has been signed in a bilateral session in ... Full story

Drug trafficking increases 5 PC

 Although in the last thirteen years, the Afghan government has been making certain efforts for eradication poppy cultivation and drugs trafficking but still based on ... Full story

Ulama’s words must be heeded

 Issuing a statement, the Nationwide Ulama Council of Afghanistan said that announcing of jihad by insurgents against the government is not legal. Condemning suicide attacks ... Full story

Pamir in the course of history

 When Eskander Kabir who was a well-known person decided to see the highest Pamir’s Castle, but while passing by the roads with his popularized horse ... Full story

Determination of youths’ destiny guarantees tomorrow Afghanistan

 In the course of socio-political history of our country and even in world countries level, it is always claiming that the youths are the builders ... Full story

Afghanistan, Pakistan need to improve ties for bilateral interests

 Afghanistan that has been willing to consolidate its ties with all world countries, utilizes the whole existing possibilities to indicate its goodwill and constructive objective ... Full story

Glorious festival for Independence Day

 As a prideful day 19 August would be decorated with a festival on the country’s gaining independence, when Afghanistan entered another phase of victory in ... Full story

Upcoming parliamentary election, solutions and challenges

 The upcoming parliamentary and district councils’ elections is a good, useful, effective, big and practical step toward democracy growth, progress and expansion of practical and ... Full story

Punjab home minister Shuja Khanzada killed in terror attack

 ATTOCK: Punjab home minister Colonel (retd) Shuja Khanzada was killed in a suicide attack on his political office in Shadi Khan village. His death was ... Full story

NPC approves 4 contracts costing 2.414 billion Afg

 KABUL:  Chaired by Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, weekly session of the National Procurement Commission (NPC) was held  at the ... Full story

Law on passport, struggling human trafficking approved

 KABUL: The cabinet committee on laws with Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh on the chair in its meeting yesterday approved the law on passport and ... Full story

VP Danesh praises Iran for enrolling Afghan children in schools

 KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh in meeting with Ahmad Mohammadi Far, General Director of Foreign Nationals with the Interior Ministry of the Islamic Republic ... Full story

‘We should seriously stand against illegal appointments’, Masoud

 KABUL: A session of administrative reforms and civil services’ committee was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Ahmad Zia Masoud, special envoy to president on ... Full story

Commission held to commemorate Independence Day

 KABUL: The commission in charge of celebrating Independence Day with Sayed Mosadiq Khalili, information and culture ministry deputy on cultural affairs held meeting yesterday on ... Full story

Farida Momand calls for transparency in university semesters tests

 KABUL: Minister of Higher Education, Farida Momand has called for ensuring transparency in the university semesters tests. During a visit to Kabul University and inspecting the ... Full story

Fresh fruits yields increase in Kabul markets

 Increase of the yields of varieties of fresh fruits comparing last year, make the horticulturists happy and they harvested the outcome of their hard works. The ... Full story

Ghazi Mohammad Shah Khan Babakerkhail’s courage memories

 One of the courageous Afghan person who had played a struggling position on the first term of the military conflict between Afghan-Anglo War, has been ... Full story

Religious scholars alongside security forces

 Anti-militants offensives in several districts of northern Faryab province, and many other in some restive provinces, such as Badakhshan, Helmand, Nangarhar… are underway. First Vice-President, Gen. ... Full story

Recent attacks in Kabul doesn’t affect US’s Afghanistan support

 Following recent attacks in Afghanistan and killing of a number of our compatriots, while India, Iran and the US condemned it as terrorist attacks, the ... Full story

Kerry calls for democracy as U.S. flag is raised in Cuba

 Jubilant crowds waved American flags and chanted "Long live the United States!" as the Stars and Stripes rose over the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in ... Full story

Construction of Kabul ring road essential for economy: presidentGhani

 KABUL: In a meeting presided over by president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani here in Arg yesterday the construction of Kabul ring road was discussed. Attended by minister ... Full story

Minister Jahani meets Ali Karimian

 KABUL: Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani who is visiting Iran to attend the 8th meeting of the association of the radios and ... Full story

Kabul PC members call on Zia Masoud

 KABUL: Members of Kabul Provincial Council called on Ahmad Zia Masoud the special envoy of president on reforms and good governance here yesterday. During the meeting, ... Full story

Interior Minister reviews security situation

 KABUL: Interior Minister Noorul Haq Uloomi in a special meeting of the leading body of the ministry for interior here yesterday reviewed the country’s security ... Full story

Mopping-up operations continue in 11 provinces: DM spokesman

 KABUL: Deputy spokesman to Defense Ministry, General Dawlat Waziri has said that mopping-up operations have been going on in 11 provinces of the country. Addressing ... Full story

Lawmakers from Ghazni call on leading body of ministry for civil aviation

 KABUL: A delegation of lawmakers from Ghazni province called on the leading body of the ministry for civil aviation including Hamid Zahir and Mohammd Qasim ... Full story

MOU Signed with the aim of improving the quality of local products

 KABUL: A Memorandum of Understanding was signed yesterday between the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) and the Afghanistan National Standards Authority (ANSA) to the improve ... Full story

NDS thwarts massive attack plot on Kabul

 KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) has thwarted plot to carry out suicide and other coordinated attacks in capital Kabul. According to the NDS statement ... Full story

President Ghani in meeting with delegation of Religious Scholars Council of Afghanistan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met a delegation of Religious Scholars Council of Afghanistan here in Arg yesterday. In addition to praising the council for issuing ... Full story

Darqad considered a protected district

 Afghanistan has beautiful, attractive and green parks, natural views and safeguarded areas that have been drawing the tourists’ attention.   At the same time the green ... Full story

Afghanistan and vicious cycle of insecurity

 Almost fourteen years have passed since the collapse of the Taliban regime in the country, but peace still remains elusive. Four interlocking challenges of internal, ... Full story

Counterfeit currencies interchange in some markets concerning

 A number of Kabul citizens express concern over interchanging forged currencies in some markets of Kabul city. They say that recently, the number of such currencies ... Full story

Ahmad Zia Masoud meets telecommunications minister

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Masoud, Special Envoy to President on Reforms and Good Governance in a meeting with minister and deputy minister of telecommunications and information ... Full story

Interior minister informs of reforms in MoI

 KABUL: Noorulhaq Uloomi, Minister of Interior has informed of widespread reforms at the ministry. Speaking to journalists in a news conference on Wednesday, minister of interior ... Full story

Pakistan’s act goes against its promises: CE

CE Abdullah meeting US ambasssador to Afghanistan ... Full story

President Ghani, CE condole over blasts in China

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in separate messages offered condolence and expressed sympathy with the government and people of ... Full story

President Ghani chairs NSC meeting

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the regular meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) was held at the Presidential Palace the other day. The ... Full story

Complete consent for electoral reforms: Danesh

 KABUL: The second vice president Sarwar Danesh has said that  there is complete consent among all parties to bring electoral reforms in the country.  In meeting ... Full story

Minister Jahani leaves for Iran

 KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture left Thursday for Iran to participate in International Conference for Islamic Countries’ Radios and Televisions. The ... Full story

Pakistan militaries involved in all recent Kabul attacks, NDS

 KABUL: Abdul Haseeb Seddiqi a spokesperson to National Directorate of Security (NDS) says the phenomenon of Talib is not from Afghanistan, but it is a ... Full story

International Day marked

 KABUL: The International Youth Day with reading out the message of president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani was marked by the Ministry of Information and Culture here ... Full story

Rabbani meets Sartaj Aziz

 ISLAMABAD: The Adviser to the Pakistan Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sartaj Aziz held a meeting with a high-level delegation from ... Full story

US supports Afghanistan stance on counterterrorism

 KABUL: Mohammad Hanif Atmar, National Security Advisor of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met Thursday with Ellen Carter, deputy of South and Central Asia affairs ... Full story

Book introduction

 A book, Black Hand-2, [Proxy War] deeply focusing on matters about the intelligence and police has recently been published, with the writer, Prof. Abdul Hadi ... Full story

Smithy should be protected as traditional industry

 The traditional smithy should be kept developed, with the main workplace located in a very old and beautiful area of Shorbazar, a locality in Kabul ... Full story

60th anniversary of Sino-Afghan diplomatic ties held in Kabul

 On the occasion of 60th anniversary of Sino-Afghan diplomatic ties, a meeting was held the other day by Dunya University and Swiss UMEF in Kabul. The ... Full story

Civilians bore the brunt of terror

 Dozens of people have been killed and injured in four devastating attacks, the bloodiest since collapse of the Taliban regime in the capital Kabul. However ... Full story

Aug 12. Afghanistan youth civil partnership day celebrated

 Over sixty eight percent of Afghanistan population are under 25 years old and these youth have sustained heavy socio-cultural, economic and political crises as a ... Full story

Govt. should shrewdly step up for peace, as new Taliban leadership warns of insurgency continuation

They also want the peace process to be transparent, and supported by the people as any efforts could not guarantee the national interested is rejected, as well as some certain countries’ malicious efforts would not only help peace talks get success, but can further dim the process’ prospect. ... Full story

President Ghani meets European, American ambassadors

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met the ambassadors of European, North American countries and regional nations here in Arg yesterday, BNA reported.  In the outset of ... Full story

ADB an important partner of Afghanistan: President Ghani

  KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in meeting with Mr. Thomas, president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and his vice-president Mr. Wencai Zhang, which ... Full story

Unity of local commanders key in maintaining security

 KABUL: Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, First Vice President met Monday night with local commanders fighting against Taliban and Daesh in Qarayee area of Almar district ... Full story

Kazakhstan ambassador calls on Mohaqiq

 KABUL: The ambassador of Kazakhstan to Afghanistan Omartai Betimov called on Hajji Mohammad Mohaqiq, Second Deputy to Chief Executive here yesterday and exchanged views on ... Full story

Media high council holds meeting

 KABUL: Media high council’s session was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture. In the session held for selection ... Full story

Corruption cases of six former officials for MRRD finalized

 KABUL: After arresting six high-ranking officials for ministry of urban development in accusation of corruption and illegally selling government apartments, a spokesman for Attorney General ... Full story

Journalist hangs himself in Balkh

 MAZAR-E-SHARIF: A journalist hanged himself Monday night in Balkh. Sayed Asrar, known as Hamid Muqtadir, hanged and ended his life in his residential house in Mazar-e-Sharif, ... Full story

Role of media eye-catching in this juncture of time

The media performed its national obligation in various fields of life and with accepting much risks, the mediamen especially reporters and journalists did to documentary register the sacrifices of heroic counterterrorism of security forces of the country. ... Full story

Britain expresses concern over increasing Daesh influence in Afghanistan

 British defense minister, Michael Fallin in a meeting with the Afghan security and political leaders, expressed deep concern over the recent Daesh presence in the ... Full story

We cannot longer tolerate to see our people bleeding in exported, imposed war, President Ghani

 In the name of Allah, the most merciful, the most compassionate Dear compatriots, over the last few days, we witnessed to some significant developments in our ... Full story

Pakistan reluctant to make talks resulted-oriented: CE Abdullah

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah expressed condolences to the families of civilians and national security forces killed by “criminals” in the last few days. ... Full story

All newly constructed houses on government lands should be demolished

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Masoud, Special Envoy to President on Reforms and Good Governance paid a visit yesterday to Kabul Badambagh and usurped areas where lots ... Full story

Judiciary system facing management problems: VP Danesh

 KABUL: The judiciary and management system is still facing problems in the fields of management and implementation; this was stated by second vice president Sarwar ... Full story

Media exhibition is important for introducing media outlets: Mustafawi

 KABUL: The deputy for publication with the ministry of information and culture, Sayeda Mojgan Mustafawi said yesterday that holding media exhibition is important for introducing ... Full story

Public health, counter-narcotics ministers look after injured civilians

 KABUL: Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health and Salamat Azimi, Minister of Counter Narcotics looked after those civilians injured in a suicide attack occurring ... Full story

Security in-charges’ decisiveness, roadmap to curb incidents

 The security forces and in the first step ANP are always claiming that “We are aware till the people go asleep in a calm atmosphere”. ... Full story

Attacks on residential areas reveal enemies’ failure against ANSF

 All government armed oppositions, particularly the Taliban and their supporters have always strived to take control of some provinces and districts somehow when the foreign ... Full story

Increase in civilian casualties concerning

 The United Nations has released a report containing certain facts concerning the Afghan civilian casualties and wounded people during the past year in Afghanistan. Therefore, ... Full story

Caves dug out

 Caves dug out of the cliff face of the hill in central Bamyan province, to accommodate hundreds of Budhist monks, but partly damaged due to ... Full story

Overall security situations reviewed

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan reviewed yesterday overall security condition of the country including Kabul. he talked to security ... Full story

People cooperation key in urban development, President Ghani

 KABUL: Presided over by President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a session was held at the Presidential Palace for reviewing development ... Full story

CE Abdullah meets EU special envoy to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with European Union Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Franz’micheal Mellbin at the Sapidar Palace the other day. In the meeting, ... Full story

Laws committee confirms bill on how to achieve rights

 KABUL: Second Vice-President, Sarwar Danesh chairing the law committee meeting, called the laws on how to achieve the rights and support the amortization very significant, ... Full story

Construction, exploitation of Shah-o-Aroos dam enjoys vital importance

 Shah-o-Aroos (Bride and Groom) dam located in north of Kabul in Shakar Dara district. The construction of this project was included in the Kabul master ... Full story

National Library to be constructed near Public Library

 Afghanistan lacks national library. The national library is the best place for protection of cultural, historical relics.  Afghanistan national library was planned to be constructed one ... Full story

Kabul citizens fed up by increasing suicide attacks

We want from government and security institutions to prevent from suicide attacks launching by those who deceived by sold-out enemies of our country. ... Full story

Violating countries should be given jaw breaking blow

 Any neighboring country who violates Afghanistan land and territorial integrity or shamelessly interferes in our domestic affairs, inflict casualties on innocent children, women and old ... Full story

Govt. committed to peace talks despite Mullah Omar’s death

 In the wake of Mullah Omar’s death release, there were speculations that as if the peace talks would be delayed but the presidential palace said ... Full story

Saudi FM calls for political solution to Yemen crisis

 Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said on that the only way to solve the Yemeni crisis should be through political means. Speaking in a joint press ... Full story

President Ghani chairs extraordinary cabinet meeting to review the security situation

 KABUL: President chaired an extraordinary cabinet meeting in ARG to review the security situation and coordination of support efforts for the victims of the terrorist ... Full story

Afghanistan should have Islamic, political unanimity: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received a delegation of religious scholars, elders, politicians and some parliamentarians here in Arg yesterday. The president, besides condemning the recent ... Full story