Govt. imposes 10pc tax on communication networks’ topup

 A number of Kabul citizens are concerned on imposing 10 pc tax on communication networks’ credit topup that if it is not to be spent ... Full story

70,000 likely false disabled cards estimated: Official

 Ministry of labor, social affairs, martyrs and disabled said that it had estimated up to 70,000 cards illegally distributed among tens of thousands of false ... Full story

Kunduz City to be cleared of terrorist groups, President Ghani

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, spoke yesterday afternoon at a press conference about the situation in Kunduz and the ... Full story

Second police officer attacked in Turkey’s south dies of injuries

 A police officer wounded in an attack in Turkey’s southern province of Adana late on Monday died from his injuries, local media reported on Tuesday, ... Full story

Speech of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah delivered at the 70th Session of UN General Assembly

 Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure on behalf of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to express my sincere congratulations on your well-deserved election ... Full story

CE praises security forces’ achievements

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah at the sideline of UN General Assembly met British foreign minister Philip Hammond and exchanged views on matters relating ... Full story

Danesh stresses on expansion of cultural relations with Iran

 KABUL: Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice President in a meeting yesterday with members of a scientific body of Alama Tabatabayee University said that political relations with ... Full story

Senate calls for trial of Kunduz security officials

 KABUL: Members of Senate with its chairman Fazel Hadi Muslimyar on the chair in its session yesterday expressed concern over the fall of parts of ... Full story

President Ghani chairs cabinet meeting

 KABUL: The cabinet in its extra-ordinary meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair reviewed the country’s situation the other day, BNA reported. In the ... Full story

16 public utility projects completed in Takhar

 TALOQAN: At a cost of AFN 17,189,955 – funded by the National Solidarity Programme of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) 16 uplift ... Full story

Afghan youths join massive migration to Europe to seek better future

 Large number of Afghan youth have recently left the country for Europe due to increasing poverty, insecurity, unemployment and took refuge in alien’s territories despite ... Full story

Unemployment increasing in Afghanistan

 Every morning hundreds of people holding their work instruments gather in Kabul and other provincial centers key intersections in the hope to find a job ... Full story

A glance at the literature and Dari folk couplet of Afghanistan

 Dari folk literature is a part of Afghan people culture that transfers the people’s imagination, feelings, wishes and ideas from one generation to another generation ... Full story

Uprooting corruption needs firm political will

 The corruption which is a social destructive factor, can play a negative impacts over the government’s positive actions in the society. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has ... Full story

Fresh clashes break out at Aqsa compound

 New clashes broke out on Monday morning between Israeli border police and Palestinians at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, an Agence France-Presse journalist reported, with ... Full story

President Ghani, CE and Gen. Dostum flay terrorist attack in Paktika

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was deeply saddened by terrorist attack on players in Paktika’s Khairkot district martyring and ... Full story

EC meets NATO Secretary General in New York

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met Sunday with NATO General Secretary in New York and discussed related to ... Full story

CE Abdullah meets Iranian President

 NEWYORK: Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, met with the president of Islamic Republic of Iran on the sidelines of the seventieth UN ... Full story

Statement of Dr. Abdullah on Afghan national drug action plan in New York

 Deputy Secretary Higginbottom, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure for me and my delegation to welcome all of you to this important event regarding Afghanistan’s ... Full story

China can play effective role in Afghanistan political, economic, cultural issues, Danesh

 KABUL: Chinese ambassador to Kabul in bidding farewell with second vice president Sarwar Danesh discussed related to the issues of mutual interest. The second vice president ... Full story

FM meets Azerbaijani counterpart

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs met Sunday with Foreign Affairs Minister of Azerbaijan Almar Mohammad Yarov in sideline of 70th United Nations General ... Full story

Security, transferring criminals’ agreements discussed

 KABUL: Lower House of parliament discussed related to agreements in connection with security cooperation and transferring of criminals between Afghanistan and United Arab Emirates (UAE).  In ... Full story

‘It’s difficult to keep balance in imports, exports until providing accurate figures, Massoud

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud, Presidential Special Envoy on Reforms and Good Governance chaired statistics committee’s session attended by also by ministers of economy, labor and ... Full story

Talks not the only way to achieve peace

 In today’s world, there are certain days of pleasures for each nation. The holy religion of Islam has also specified two auspicious Eids for the ... Full story

Afghan-U.S. Cultural, Economic, Educational Institution Inaugurated

 Inauguration ceremony of the Afghan-US Cultural, Economic and Education Institution was held at the Ministry of Information and Culture’s press hall last week.  In the ceremony, ... Full story

ANSF performance laudable, need long-term supports

 Following performing of Eid prayer, President Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with media asked the people to stand behind the ANSF as a firm wall. Indeed ... Full story

UN General Assembly: CE meets Afghan youth’s representative

 KABUL: Chief Executive of the Islamic republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met the other day with Ahmad Samir who has been selected from among ... Full story

ANSF’s equipment the best option for restoring security, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: CE Abdullah in his meeting with the Chairperson of the European Union Foreign Relations and Policy, Mrs. Federica Mogrini here in New York, where ... Full story

FM Rabbani meets Georgina counterpart

 NEW YORK: The minister for foreign affairs Salahudin Rabbani who is accompanying the chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in the General Assembly of the United ... Full story

Daesh suffered huge casualties in Afghanistan: Seddiqi

 KABUL: The spokesman for Interior Ministry, Seddiq Seddiqi has said that the so-called Islamic State or Daesh outfit has suffered huge casualties at the hands ... Full story

Praying ceremony for Jan Agha Alokozai held

 KABUL: Fatiha Khwani or memorial service for late journalist Jan Agha Alokozai was held in Eidgah Masjid here yesterday. People from all walks of life including ... Full story

Saudi Arabia assists needy families with meat

 KABUL: A relief agency of Saudi Arabia has distributed the meat of animals sacrificed during hajj ritual by hajjis, to more than 3,000 needy families ... Full story

Herat traffic accidents left more than 140 people wounded during Eid days

More than 140 people have been wounded in traffic accidents during the three days of Eid in western Herat province. Mohammad Rafiq Shirzai, spokesman for Herat ... Full story

Chief Executive deputy condemns Jalalabad terrorist attack

 KABUL: First deputy to Chief Executive, Engineer Mohammad Khan has condemned the terrorist attack in the shape of bomb blast that injured five people including ... Full story

Presidential decree on pardoning and reducing the prison terms of inmates

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a presidential decree released on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha has pardoned and also reduced  the sentence term of some ... Full story

Uzbek model of education - key to achieve the goals of sustainable development

 For over the years of independence the Republic of Uzbekistan has carried out fundamental, structural and substantive reforms that have encompassed all levels of education ... Full story

Women’s active role vital in all aspects of today’s society

 Under the Taliban reign, the position of women in Afghanistan was among the worst in the world. Changing this situation is a long-term task, in ... Full story

Int’l Tourism Day; Millions of tourists, millions of opportunities

 Sept 27th coincides 5th of Mizan H.S, is the International Tourism Day. The UNWTO was established in 1925 simultaneous with holding of Universal Congress of ... Full story

Massoud Foundation committed to rebuild Ahmad Shah Massoud high school

 While the Ministry of Education says that in the last 13 years over hundreds schools have been built or rebuilt throughout the country, but still ... Full story

Presidential advisor visits Bilton residence, enquires health

 KABUL: Presidential advisor on cultural affairs, Assadullah Ghazanfar accompanied by Najibullah Manalai the advisor on cultural affairs of national security and Haroon Hakimi the spokesman ... Full story

Excavation and renovation work of historic monuments in Shuhada-e-Saleheen completed: Hakimi

 KABUL: The work for excavation and renovation of historic monuments in Kol-e-Tot and Tapa-e-Narinj in Shuhada-e-Saleheen locality has been completed, this was stated by Haroon ... Full story

Students urged to boost brotherhood, cooperation spirit

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in meeting with the students of Kabul dormitories here in Arg the other day, besides congratulating Eidul Adha, described them ... Full story

Ulema role vital for a stable Afghanistan: President Ghani

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with the head and members of Afghanistan’s Ulema Council, and felicitated them on ... Full story

People of Afghanistan to stand like an ironic wall behind their security forces : President Ghani

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, offered Eid Al-Adha prayers in ARG Mosque after inspecting the guard of honor, and ... Full story

Statement of Dr. Abdullah at United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda 25 September 2015UN - New York

 Excellencies Co-Chairs, His Excellency, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,Honorable Heads of States and Governments, Ladies and Gentlemen,It is a great honor for me to represent my ... Full story

President praises security forces, assures full security

 Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, met the other day with the leadership ... Full story

President Ghani: we reach peace with people’s help

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, met with the prominent figures and elders of the Greater Kandahar, Greater Paktya and ... Full story

Minister Jahani congratulates Eid-al-Adha

 KABUL: Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani in his congratulatory message issued on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha, congratulated the president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, ... Full story

Australian FM assures her country’s continued support to Afghanistan

 KABUL: The Australian Foreign Minister in meeting with Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani at the sideline of 70th General Assembly of the United Nations in New ... Full story

Open Jirga discusses reforms of electoral system

“Ms. Shahrzad said distribution of E-IDs would solve a part of the problem, but the problem of fraud has political reasons either technical. In order to have a transparent election, the IEC and ECC should have essential authorities while at present they lack it and all the authorities are with the political leaders. ... Full story

Eid al-Adha; a symbol of peace and kindness

 Eid al-Adha or feast of the sacrifice or greater Eid, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honor the willingness of prophet ... Full story

Fighting corruption requires firm public wills

 Though the government of Afghanistan did much for the elimination of corruption in the country, but the vicious phenomenon has changed into a grave concern ... Full story

Eid al-Adha, virtue of sacrifice, praying in Arafat

 Eid al-Adha or Eid-e-Qurban coincides with the tenth day of Arabic month of Zul Hijjah, one of the most auspicious occasions in Islam which is ... Full story

Netanyahu to quiz Putin on Syria concerns

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Moscow on Monday to seek reassurance from President Vladimir Putin about Russia’s military deployment in Syria and to ... Full story

We should remove old bureaucracy: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has stressed for removing old bureaucracy and chalking out a comprehensive strategy to create organized city and homes. Addressing the conference ... Full story

NPC approves 2 contracts worth Afs. 193m

 KABUL: The National Procurement Commission with president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair in its meeting held yesterday reviewed six contracts of different government entities ... Full story

State-run media needs reforms, renovation: Danesh

 KABUL: The second vice president Sarwar Danesh has stressed for reforms and renovation to the state-run media outlets. A delegation of the officials with the ministry ... Full story

FM meets US Charge de’ Affairs to Kabul

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs met yesterday with the US Charge de’ Affairs to Kabul. At the meeting, both sides discussed related to UN ... Full story

Session held for better implementation of property dealing law

 KABUL: Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice President and head of laws committee chaired a session held yesterday for better implementation of property dealing law. At the ... Full story

Tajikistan ambassador calls on Mohaqiq

 KABUL: Tajikistan ambassador to Afghanistan, Sharafuddin Imam called on Hajji Mohammad Mohaqiq the second deputy to chief executive here yesterday and exchanged views on matters ... Full story

Child mortality rate drops off, MoPH

 KABUL: Graduation ceremony of 38 students of local midwives program was held yesterday with participation of minister of public health Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, governor of ... Full story

Public awareness important for preservation of Afghanistan’s rich cultural heritages

Since more than one decade, the South Asian Foundation (SAF) and the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Center for Preservation of Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritages have organized several training ... Full story

People’s concern on advent of Eid-ul-Adha

 The Muslim communities are now just shortly close to celebrate Eidul-ul-Adha. On advent of such events, the people go to local bazaars to purchase their essentials.  The ... Full story

UNGA, an opportunity for Afghanistan

 The 70th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has started and Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah representing Afghanistan at this meeting. As an opportunity for ... Full story

How we change Afghanistan to regional transit highway?, Open jirga discusses

 Multibillion dollar international assistance were given to Afghanistan in the last fourteen  years, but still large number of our roads and highways have not been ... Full story

World peace day; Partnerships for peace, dignify for all

 21 September 2105 (30 Sonbulla) coincides with the World Peace Day which is commemorated throughout the country. Peace is a vital social phenomenon for each ... Full story

13 refugees killed in boat collision off Turkey

 At least 13 refugees have been killed after a boat on its way to Greece collided with a ferry off the coast of Turkey, reports ... Full story

President Ghani’s Condolence Message to H.H. Ruler of Dubai

 On behalf of the government and people of Afghanistan, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani offers his deep condolences and sympathies to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin ... Full story

Shaheed Prof. Rabbani was a great scientific, Jihadi and political personality, President Ghani

Government would seriously investigate the murder case of Shaheed Prof. Rabbani, Gen. Dostum “Shaheed Rabbani’s assassination a purpose to sabotage peace process”, Karzai ... Full story

Some works of Shaheed Prof. Rabbani unveiled

 Some works of Shaheed Prof. Rabbani was unveiled at the time, where the country marked his fourth martyrdom anniversary here in Kabul the other day, ... Full story

Turkmenistan’s trip full of achievements, Afghani delegation

 KABUL: In a joint news conference which was held the other day, ministers of finance, mines and petroleum, agriculture and irrigation and president’s senior advisor, ... Full story

Statement of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

 KABUL: The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan strongly rejects the claims as baseless on Friday attack in Peshawar was planned and controlled from Afghanistan.  The ... Full story

Twenty Afghan female football players participating in HLCTP in Japan

 Twenty Afghan female football players have been sent to Hiroshima city of Japan to participate in the Hiroshima Leadership and Communication Training Program. The women belonging ... Full story

Poor Ghazni management leads to scandalous jailbreak

 Mass fleeing of a number of prisoners from Ghazni province prison demonstrated a problem of management and once again became obvious that the country is ... Full story

Jailbreak further fuels insecurity

 Tens of Taliban prisoners managed to flee from the Ghazni central jail, an incident disappointed the people and the statesmen of the country. According to reports, ... Full story

Pakistan likely to help Afghan peace talks get success

 Pakistan has reportedly been making efforts to help peace talks get success in Afghanistan, but as seen nothing the process gained positive, even, vice versa ... Full story

NUG yet to allow distribution of electronic IDs

 The National Unity Government (NUG) has shown delay on the distributing of the Electronic Identification Card ID, causing the international community to stop the financial ... Full story

MEPs give go-ahead to relocate additional 120,000 asylum seekers in the EU 

 Parliament backed the Commission’s proposal (without amending it) by 370 votes to 134, with 52 abstentions. It then approved a legislative resolution by 372 votes ... Full story

Poetry ceremony held in Kabul

 KABUL: Women Social-Cultural Process by holding a poetry ceremony titled ‘De Rana Mushaeri’ marked the 7th anniversary of the organization’s establishment. In the ceremony, Mohammad Ashraf ... Full story

Some youth to be provided with training programs

 KABUL: A number of the Afghan youth are expected to be provided with training facilities as the deputy minister of information and culture on youth ... Full story

UN envoy stresses critical importance of international support for Afghanistan

 NEW YORK: Afghanistan continues to need the sustained support of the international community as its stability cannot be taken for granted, said Nicholas Haysom, the ... Full story

U-19 cricket team players appreciated

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with Afghanistan U-19 cricket team players at the Presidential Palace the other day. In ... Full story

President Ghani accepts credentials of 5 newly-appointed Ambassadors to Kabul

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has accepted the credentials of newly-appointed ambassadors of Czech, Finland, Sweden, Spain and Hungary ... Full story

Investment in health sector to guarantee future health, economy, CE

 KABUL: Diagnostics and emergency section of Indira Gandhi hospital was opened Thursday by Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. In a ... Full story

Passport draft law finalized

 KABUL: Led by Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh, a meeting discussing passport draft law held here in Kabul, BNA reported. In the meeting, participated by justice ... Full story

Nobody can sack civil services employees without legal reasons, Massoud

 KABUL: Administrative Reforms and Civil Services Committee’s session was held Tuesday under the chairmanship of Ahmad Zia Massoud, President Special Envoy on Reforms and Good ... Full story

Jan Agha Alokozai’s body transferred to Kabul

 KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture was deeply saddened over the death of Jan Agha Alokozai, newscaster and journalist of Radio Azadi. Minister ... Full story

Shaheed Rabbani reckoned discrimination irreverence against Islamic teachings: Mostafavi

 KABUL: Deputy Information and Culture Minister on Publication Affairs, lauded Shaheed Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani as a great personality, the main idea of whom was fighting ... Full story

Book-reading culture should be popularized among people

 The Afghan culturists have explained that due to poverty and fighting in Afghanistan, the people particularly the youth generation are reluctant to show their interest ... Full story

Elimination of corruption every Afghan’s responsibility

 Corruption in reality is that nasty phenomenon that creates gap between people and government. We should unfortunately say that powerful corruption has dominated the war ... Full story

Afghanistan wants Pakistan to honestly act in war on terror

 The Afghan government has always been complaining that Pakistan is seeking strategic depth in Afghanistan, Pakistan has been interfering in Afghanistan domestic issues openly in ... Full story

Regional countries should play constructive role in Afghan peace process

 The United States of America has been demanding the China to play a positive and constructive role in the peace process and the US has ... Full story

TVs screening to be digitalized throughout Afghanistan: Deputy MCIT

 The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has managed to change over thirty local TV networks from analogue to digital which is a good ... Full story

EU ministers agree to relocate 40000 refugees from Italy and Greece

 Brussels: The Council adopted a decision establishing provisional measures in the area of international protection for the benefit of Italy and Greece. This decision establishes a ... Full story

Afghanistan selected as deputy for South Asian Commission

 KABUL: Afghanistan has been unanimously selected as deputy for South Asian Commission (SAC) in 21st international tourism organization’s general session going on in Columbia. Talib Defayee, ... Full story

FM meets Iranian, Chinese ambassadors to Kabul

 KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salahuddin Rabbani met with Mohammad Reza Bahrami, Iranian ambassador to Kabul yesterday afternoon. During the meeting, both sides discussed Afghanistan’s high-ranking ... Full story

Khalili lays foundation stone of National Museum Teahouse

 KABUL: The Deputy Information and Culture Minister, Sayed Mosadiq Khalili laid the foundation stone of the building for Chai Khana (Teahouse) of the National Museum ... Full story

AGO summons 2 former Kabul mayors

 KABUL: Attorney General Office (AGO) has summoned two former Kabul mayors, Mohammad Yunus Nawandish and Rohullah Aman to question the allegations leveled against them, this ... Full story

Judges, prosecutors’ capacity should be strengthened: Masoud

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Masoud, Special Envoy of President on Reforms and Good Governance has stressed for strengthening the efficiency of judges and prosecutors in the ... Full story

Afghan woman to win Nansen Award

 KABUL: Aqila Asifi, an active Afghan woman has been introduced as the winner of Nansen award by United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The ... Full story

Top Afghan journalist passes away

 KABUL: Jan Agha Alekozai, a country’s newscaster and journalist has died. Sayeeda Mujgan Mustafavi, acting minister of information and culture has extended condolence on death of ... Full story

Conference on how to prevent underage marriages held

Qadria Yazdan Parast, a commissioner of Independent Human Rights Commission in her address said that lack of awareness about Islamic laws and the country’s constitution as well as poverty is the main reason for under-age marriages. ... Full story

Local food products exhibited in Kabul

 KABUL: The first-ever exhibition of local food products was opened here in Badam Bagh yesterday. Placed in 120 stalls the exhibition is open for visitors for ... Full story

Turkmenistan to start work on $10 billion Trans-Afghanistan pipeline in December

 The authorities in Turkmenistan have said the building works of the long delayed $10 billion Trans-Afghanistan gas pipeline will likely start in December. A government ... Full story

Civil society’s role effective in development of good governance, self-sufficiency: MoF

 KABUL: Ekleel Hakimi, Minister of Finance met with representatives of Afghanistan civil society organizations. In the meeting, both sides discussed related to results of Senior Officials ... Full story

Government’s firm support needed for the growth of industries

 A number of Afghan craftsmen urged government to support the manufacturers and address their challenges. Ghiasuddin Seddiqi, Head of Pamir Shoes Factory in an exclusive interview ... Full story

Development of Agriculture in Uzbekistan

During the Years of Independence ... Full story

Unemployment: a worldwide issue plagues youths

 Joblessness is a world-wide problem and all countries over the world suffer from it. Annually, 400.000 labor force enter into Afghan market, but a few ... Full story

Ghazni jailbreak; hundreds of escapees threaten national security

 The rise in Taliban suicide bombings with large civilian and military casualties in different parts of the country have raised serious concerns to the authorities ... Full story

U.S. role crucial in peace process

 The United States official Johan F. Campbell on the occasion of the 9/11 incident, has stated his country’s long-term cooperation with Afghanistan. During the talks in ... Full story

Twin blasts kill 17, injures 70 others in northwest Syria

 At least 17 civilians have been killed and 70 others injured in twin terrorist bombings in Syria's northwestern Hasaka City. The attacks, which took place on ... Full story

Council of Ministers holds meeting

 KABUL: The Council of Ministers (CM) with chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on the chair held meeting yesterday, BNA reported. At the outset of the meeting, ... Full story

Formation of interim govt. only a rumor: Chief Executive

 KABUL: The chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has rejected the reports on formation of interim government in the country as mere rumor. According to BNA report, ... Full story

Afghanistan, China and US to meet at UN Gen. Assembly’s sideline

 KABUL: Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani in meeting with the special envoy of European Union (EU) to Afghanistan here yesterday exchanged views on matters relating mutual ... Full story

Afghan Community Center suggests draft for improvement election system

 KABUL: Afghan  community Center in a session yesterday delivered its suggesting draft for improvement of the country’s electoral system. At the session held in this ... Full story

Afghan police officers appreciated

 KABUL: A number of police officers have been appreciated by Gen. Mohammad Ayoub Salangi, Senior Deputy Minister of Security Affairs for Interior Ministry by granting ... Full story

Hundreds of inmates escape asTaliban storm Ghazni Jail

 KABUL: Armed Taliban stormed Sunday night on Ghazni jail and paved the way for hundreds of prisoners to escape the jail. According to deputy governor of ... Full story

People participation in environment protection a must

 All the human-beings have been trying to benefit from a good healthy conditions, because improving of the health are a vital matter for the people.  When ... Full story

Terrorism, extremism hideouts not in Afghanistan, Turkmen President

 While some regional countries claim that terror threats exist in Afghanistan territory, but in his recent remarks on Afghanistan, the president of Turkmenistan said claims ... Full story

Stability in Afghanistan needs worldwide endeavors

 Afghanistan shouldn’t be abandoned alone to become a forever battlefield and drugs’ producing center. There is a need for regional and international campaigns against both ... Full story

Regional, international conferences beneficial for Afghanistan

After the US and its allies attack on Afghanistan and ousting of the Taliban from power on Sep 27/2001, our country got out from political ... Full story

Draft law of urban development affairs approved

 KABUL: Laws committee’s session was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh and head of the committee. Based on the session’s agenda ... Full story

Minister Jahani meets Gen. Sec of International tourism organization

 KABUL: The Minister for Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani met General Secretary of the International Tourism Organization, Talib Rafae here yesterday and sought support ... Full story

1st phase of Khawja Rawash Township inaugurated

 KABUL: The first phase of the township of Khawja Rawash was inaugurated by Ahmad Zia Masoud the special envoy of president on reforms and good ... Full story

US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan calls on FM

 KABUL: The special envoy of United States of America on Afghanistan and Pakistan,  Daniel F. Feldman called on foreign minister Salahudin Rabbani here yesterday.  In the ... Full story

27 Development Projects Completed in Khost Province

 At a cost of AFN 30,962,000 – funded by the National Solidarity Programme of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) 27 infrastructure projects ... Full story

President Ghani saddened by deadly incident in Haram-e-Sharif

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani expressed his sadness over the martyrdom and injury of a number of Hajjis as a result of a crane collapse ... Full story

National procurement commission approves eight contracts

  KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the regular meeting of National Procurement Commission (NPC) yesterday evening in ARG. The Commission reviewed thirteen contracts from different ... Full story

Security commission for celebration 4th martyrdom anniversary of Ustad Rabbani holds session

 KABUL: A session of security commission formed related to marking the 4th martyrdom anniversary of Martyred Ustad Burhanuddin Rabbani was held here in Kabul. The session ... Full story

Different volumes of books to be published on Bamyan

Due to its historical background, hosting of different ancient cultural monuments, traditional products, popular handicrafts, Bamyan was nominated as one of the creative cities and ... Full story

Bamyan; a secure, cost effective path for extension of TUTAP power transmission

TOTAP is one of the important regional economic projects agreed among Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan which is expected to be extended to Pakistan ... Full story

Unemployment fulmination & Afghanistan’s future

The menace of unemployment is influencing almost every part of the country. Though Afghanistan has very young population through which has great potentials that can ... Full story

Hungary calls for migrant aid as EU nations squabble

 Hungary’s populist prime minister called Saturday for a massive aid package to be given to countries around war-wracked Syria to help stem the flow of ... Full story

New appointment

 Based on the suggestion of the president’s special representative for reforms and good governance and the approval of president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah meets U.S. Special Deputy Envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday with US special deputy envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan here in ... Full story

VP Danesh attends UNESCO conference

 KABUL: The second vice president Sarwar Danesh at the invitation of UNESCO attended the conference of “Literacy and Stable society” in Paris and arrived here ... Full story

Zia Masoud visits Higher Education Ministry

 KABUL: The special envoy of president on reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Masoud as part of his visit to ministries to evaluate its performances ... Full story

House of People hears provincial reports

 KABUL: In a session held yesterday under the chairmanship of Lower House’s speaker, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, members of the house expressed their concern over security ... Full story

Mostafavi lashes at splendid wedding parties

 KABUL: The deputy on publication with the ministry of information and culture and acting minister, Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi has criticized the splendid wedding parties as ... Full story

Drug finances terrorists: Interior Minister

 KABUL: Minister for Interior, Noorul Haq Oloomi has termed drug as the main financial source of terrorists and called for intensifying war against the menace, ... Full story

9 individuals arrested in connection with chaos in Kabul

 KABUL: Kabul police have detained nine individuals in accusation to disorders during celebration of martyred week in Kabul. A number of individuals on Wednesday by firing ... Full story

Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister meets Italian parliament deputy speaker

 ROME: Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Deputy Minister in Political Affairs for Foreign Ministry in a meeting yesterday in Rome with deputy speaker of Italian parliament and ... Full story

Unprofessional digging wells should be prevented

 The continued droughts during the past twenty years in Afghanistan and the unprofessional digging of the wells, have caused the decreasing of the underground’s water ... Full story

Terrorism enlarged despite pummeling claims after 9/11

 September 11 incident, during which over 2,000 people mostly Americans were killed when, al-Qaeda claimed air-attacks targeted two skyscrapers in the United States. The US and ... Full story

Government making effort to uproot corruption

 Considered as a vicious social phenomenon, corruption can lay negative impacts on the working process of the government affairs. The international countries who have been aiding ... Full story

New effective plan needed to thwart insecurity: MPs

 The first session of the house of people after its summer recesses has focused on the growing insecurity in the country, particularly in the capital ... Full story

Hundreds youths donate blood to security forces

 KABUL: More than 100 youths from office of deputy minister of youth affairs for information and culture and Maihan Ingenious Youths Association have granted blood ... Full story

2nd consultative meeting of foreign ministries of Afghanistan and Italy held

 ROME: The second political consultative meeting of the foreign ministries of Afghanistan and Italy was held in Italian capital Rome the other day. At the conference ... Full story

Minster Jahani confers govt. medals to poets, artists

 KABUL: Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani conferred government medals to numerous poets and artists in recognition of their services, here the other ... Full story

FM meets Indian ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs met the other day with the Indian ambassador to Kabul Amar Sinha here in Kabul. At the meeting, the ... Full story

President Ghani Chairs National Security Council Meeting

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the National Security Council meeting this afternoon in ARG. In the meeting, the general security situation was reviewed as the ... Full story

President Ghani sees off Hajjis from martyrs families

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani saw off the Hajjis from martyrs families in Kabul international airport yesterday. During the meeting, the president described the martyrs ... Full story

Martyrs week marked in kabul

 KABUL: Addressing a ceremony marking the 14th death anniversary of Ahmad Shah Massoud, president Ashraf Ghani offered his sincere condolences to bereaved families in a ... Full story

Literacy leads to civilization: President Ghani

 KABUL: In his remarks the other day in ARG on the occasion of International Literacy Day, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said that literacy led to ... Full story

President Ghani receives delegation of elders from Kandahar

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received members of people’s council of Kandahar here in Arg yesterday, BNA reported. Speaking at the meeting on behalf of others, ... Full story

Literacy rate in Afghanistan to ascend to 60pc in 2020: VP Danesh

 KABUL: Second vice president Sarwar Danesh has said that the government with keeping in mind the present strategy is hopeful to increase the rate of ... Full story

Minister Jahani leaves for Colombia

 KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture left Thursday for Colombia to participate in 21st International Tourism Conference. According to BNA, the conference will ... Full story

Afghanistan owns tourism, historical sites: Jahani

 KABUL: Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani in meeting with the envoy of tourism agency of the United Nations said yesterday that Afghanistan ... Full story

Zia Masoud calls for fundamental change in administrative infrastructure

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Masoud the special envoy of president on reforms and good governance has called for fundamental change in administrative affairs of the government ... Full story

Ahmad Shah Massoud: The man behind the legend

 Ahmad shah Massoud who had been born in Panjshir province of Afghanistan in 1953, had initiated his armed activities against Red Army in 1975 and ... Full story

Freedom martyrs make country’s history: Lawmakers

 The martyr’s week especially the martyrdom anniversary of the National Hero, Ahmad Shah Massoud is expected to be celebrated in Kabul and other provinces. A number ... Full story

Drop Irrigation system effective for agriculture

 Like a giant chaos, climate change is a big threat to the world countries. Although majority of developing and non-industrial countries have not role in ... Full story

Youth and their Time

 A concerned citizen and Graduated Student of economic, Political Science and Sociology from Christ University. Time is one of the most precious things in human life. ... Full story

Progress links to security in Afghanistan: Lawmakers, experts

 While implementation of all commitments depend upon security, Afghanistan hosted would big regional economic meetings. In their conversations with The Kabul Times reporter, a number ... Full story

NPC approves six contracts worth Afs 354 million

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a meeting yesterday with Turkish ambassador to Kabul discussed on strengthening of ... Full story

CE meets Turkish ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a meeting yesterday with Turkish ambassador to Kabul discussed on strengthening of ... Full story

VP leaves for Paris to participate in world literacy conference

 KABUL: Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice President left Sunday in an official invitation by UNESCO to participate in world literacy and stable society conference to be ... Full story

Firm determination needed to fight corruption: Massoud

 Kabul: Presidential senior advisor in reforms affairs and good governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud met yesterday in his office with members of popular process of counter ... Full story

Cultural committee of convening commission for martyred week holds session

 KABUL: Chaired by Sayeeda Mojgan Mostafavi, Deputy Minister of Publications for Information and Culture, the session of cultural committee for convening commission of national hero ... Full story

3rd session of convening commission for martyred week held

 KABUL: The 3rd session of convening commission for celebration of martyred week and 14th martyrdom anniversary of the country’s national hero was held under the ... Full story

Followers of national hero should act according to law, Ahmad Wali Massoud

 KABUL: Ahmad Wali Massoud, head of Martyred Ahmad Shah Massoud Foundation in a news conference yesterday asked the followers and fans of the country’s national ... Full story

Captured terrorists should be brought to justice

 The National Directorate for Security (NDS) reported about the capturing of these terrorists whose dirty hands were involved in terrorist incidents occurred recently in Shah ... Full story

Religious scholars can play effective role in war on drugs

 Drug and narcotic spreading among the Afghan people, are considered as a vicious social phenomenon that defamed Afghanistan at the regional and international levels.  Counter-narcotics minister ... Full story

Taliban & escalating infightings

 Seemingly unresolvable disagreements over leadership among key Taliban figures, however, are now expressed by weapons being turned against former comrades. Scores of Taliban fighters have ... Full story

Opening remarks by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at the Senior Official Meeting

 In the Name of God, the Compassionate and Merciful, Ladies and Gentleman, I am very pleased to be able to welcome you to Afghanistan and to the ... Full story

NUG to strengthen private sector for access to higher education, CE Deputy

 KABUL: Eng. Mohammad Khan, Chief Executive’s First Deputy met yesterday with minister of higher education Farida Momand, director of higher education institutions Mohammad Amir Kamawal ... Full story

Turkey’s assistance to Afghanistan, unprecedented in all sections, Muhaqiq

 KABUL: Ali Sayeed Akin, Turkey’s new ambassador to Kabul called on Mohmmad Muhaqiq, Chief Executive Deputy here in Kabul. In the meeting, both sides discussed related ... Full story

Faryab cultural problems discussed with Minister Jahani

 KABUL: Faryab representatives at the house of people discussed cultural problems of the province with the minister or information and culture here in Kabul on ... Full story

Europe-based Afghan culturist praises ex-Kabul mayor

 Kabul: In a gathering held in Kabul, the Europe-based Afghan culturist praised and conferred medal and appreciation award to Mohammad Yunus Nawandish, former Kabul mayor ... Full story

150th birth anniversary of Mahmoud Tarzi marked

 KABUL: 150th birth anniversary of Mahmoud Tarzi, the country’s knowledgeable figure was celebrated yesterday in a ceremony here in Kabul. In the ceremony, Chancellor of Dunya ... Full story

President Ghani Issues Decree on Proposals by Special Electoral Reforms Commission

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani approved in a decree seven proposals of the Special Electoral Reforms Commission. Praising performance of the Special Electoral Reforms Commission in ... Full story

Maintaining stability, security govt’s top priorities, Frist VP

 KABUL: Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, Vice President paid a visit yesterday to  tent of the world’s philosophy and arithmetic founder Siddiq Afghan, staying in strike, ... Full story

National Security Advisor meets US deputy special envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan

 KABUL: Mohammad Hanif Atmar, National Security Advisor met yesterday with US special deputy envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Mrs. Lora Miler. In the meeting, both sides ... Full story