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The deteriorating air pollution

Besides security, poverty and unemployment challenges, the environmental issues and air pollution are negatively threatening the daily life of citizens, especially in Kabul city which ... Full story

Regional cooperation, strengthening Afghan forces can overcome terrorism

President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, while visiting Balkh province, emphasized in war on terror and said that had ordered the ... Full story

Pakistan should fight terrorism alongside Durand Line instead of fueling tensions

Since a while, the Pakistani army has intensified military movements alongside the Durand Line and hoisted their country’s flag, an action which is in contrary ... Full story

Aqina railway utilization in benefit of both Afghanistan, region

Holding economic international conferences inside or outside the country, and using transit routes, particularly the Turkmenistan power line which passes through Afghanistan and goes to ... Full story

Cabinet dissolution and new political dilemma

There are many types of crisis that a state faces time to time particularly, security, financial and judicial, which in fact is a political crisis ... Full story

‘Any Afghan border province to be changed into trade region,’ President Ghani

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said he was planned to change any of the country’s border province into ... Full story

President Ghani meets Balkh’s different stratums

KABUL/MAZAR-E-SHARIF: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani praised good coordination among the country’s security organs in the country’s north, but added ... Full story

CE vows to meet youth challenges

KABUL: Afghanistan Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting with the youth parliament members said he was committed to address their requirements duly, said ... Full story

Danesh meets Malistan district residents

KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh met with a number of Ghazni province’s Malistan district residents yesterday, his office said in a statement. According to ... Full story

Afghan forces kill 8 IS loyalists in Nangarhar

JALALABAD: Afghan security forces in crackdown against militants have killed eight fighters affiliated with the hardliner Islamic State (IS) group in the eastern Nangarhar province ... Full story

New trade ports carry hopes for Afghan economy

One of the important advantages has been the use of Afghanistan as transit and transport hub between Central Asia and South Asia, however, decades of ... Full story

ANSF capable enough to crack down on terrorists, officials

Recently, presence of Daesh loyalists in a number of provinces have seriously concerned the people, but the government officials and experts believe that the Afghan ... Full story

Armed Taliban never manage to relocate central council into Afghanistan

The Afghan government has called baseless all those claims that as if the Taliban leading council centers have been relocated into Afghanistan. Although in current year, ... Full story

Selection committee commissioners to officially start work next week

Finally, after much bargaining, senior members of the electoral bodies have been introduced—a move that will provide the way for parliamentary and district councils’ elections. ... Full story

Peace talks with Mullah Rassoul led group help security restore in Afghanistan

High Peace Council has said that peace negotiations with the Mullah Rassoul led opposition group would be started, after removal of sanctions by the UN ... Full story

Afghanistan, Turkmenistan inaugurates new railway

KABUL: Aqina port’s railway was inaugurated yesterday in an exclusive ceremony by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Turkmen President. In the ceremony, Turkmen President first delivered ... Full story

President Ghani receives honorary doctorate degree from IOGU

KABUL: Honored PhD degree has been granted by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. In a ceremony held yesterday on this occasion at ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah asks for swift implementation of sustainable development programs

KABUL: The Council of Ministers’ subsidiary committee held session with Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on the chair and reviewed the progress on sustainable development ... Full story

VP congratulates opening of Aqina railway

KABUL: Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice President in a statement has congratulated opening of Afghanistan – Turkmenistan railway in Aqina port to leaders of the two ... Full story

Cabinet’s laws committee approves draft law on children rights

KABUL: Chaired by second vice president and head of the laws committee, the session of the laws committee was held yesterday. In the session, draft law ... Full story

FM Rabbani praises Norwegian support to Afghanistan

KABUL: Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, SalahuddinRabbani met Norwegian Ambassador to Kabul, Mari Skåre at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday morning, ... Full story

ANSF Shafaq-2 counter-insurgency operation gains achievements despite criticisms

The Afghan MoD authorities said that aimed at uprooting and suppressing armed insurgents, ANSF Operation Shafaq-2 is successfully going on and insurgents have sustained heavy ... Full story

Sustainable power outage concerning

With the advent of winter, besides hike of fuel prices, power cut off is another problem in the capital Kabul. Lack of power and its unfair ... Full story

50 youth introduced to sport clubs in Daikundi

The Information and Culture Department of Daikundi province has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with many Free Fight and Tech won do clubs, ... Full story

VP Danesh introduces new IECC members

KABUL: Second Vice-President has introduced new members of the IECC and emphasized on observing the principal of neutrality and non-interference, said a statement from his ... Full story

Dr. Sadat seeking youths’ Volunteers Committees mobilization

KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat, Acting Minister of Information and Culture asked the countrywide youths to get mobilized to the volunteers committees operational in the provinces ... Full story

Kabul Municipality Streamlines Bureaucracy Process

KABUL: Hundreds of out-dated processes have been modernized to better serve the citizens of Kabul. In order to provide best services to Kabul ... Full story

CE expresses gratitude to Italy for digitalization of Afghan Education TV

KABUL: Afghanistan Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah expressed gratitude to the government of Italy and its Kabul based embassy, for strong cooperation towards digitalization of ... Full story

Taliban leader killed in Uruzgan

TARINKOT: Five Taliban insurgents, including a local leader, were killed after Afghan army launched an operation in the southern province of Uruzgan, the Defense Ministry ... Full story

President’s decree on appointment of former IEC, IECC staff as advisors

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani issued a decree, under which, the former Independent Electoral Commission and Independent Complaints Commission staffs as his advisors, said a ... Full story

‘Afghanistan has proper potentials for sustainable transport development’, President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on first day of his visit to Turkmenistan participated and delivered speech in world conference on sustainable transport held in ... Full story

President Ghani meets Georgian counterpart in Ashgabat

KABUL/ASHGABAT: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, during his stay to Ashgabat, met with his Georgian counterpart discussing some key bilateral relations, BNA reported the other day. Both ... Full story

Violence against women still a persistent issue, CE Abdullah

KABUL: Presided over by Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the commission on prevention of violence against women held session ... Full story

Danesh asks national, international organizations to support Afghanistan membership in UNHRC

KABUL: Human Rights regional conference was held by AIHRC yesterday with participation of second vice president Sarwar Danesh in Kabul. In the conference ... Full story

FM Rabbani meets his British counterpart

KABUL: Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani met with the UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ... Full story

UN supports deputy ministry on youth affairs with healthcare services

KABUL: The United Nation’s health section to assist deputy ministry on youth affairs of the Ministry of Information and Culture in healthcare services to the ... Full story

Women rights under Islamic teachings described

KABUL: A descriptive workshop titled ‘encouraging Afghan man to support women rights, peace and democracy’ was held yesterday by gender directorate for information and culture. In ... Full story

Turning Afghanistan into major regional transit hub

Ashgabat hosting the first World Conference on Sustainable Transport under the auspices of the United Nations on November 26 and 27 of 2016. The Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran and ... Full story

Terrorist groups, including Daesh fail to confront security forces

More than thirty terrorist groups, mostly trained and equipped by the neighboring Pakistan Intelligence – ISI, are engaged in conflict with the Afghan security forces ... Full story

Afghanistan seeking to expand political, economic cooperation with Central Asian countries

Relations among Afghanistan and Central Asian countries have considerably expanded and the leaders of the National Unity Government (NUG) are making effort to keep them ... Full story

Saudi king to launch new mega projects

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is set to launch several development projects in the fields of housing, culture and knowledge during his visit ... Full story

President Ghani enquires health conditions of religious school victims in hospital

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has visited Emergency Hospital in Kabul to enquire the health condition of the Baqerul Uloom injured people, a statement from ... Full story

Pakistan’s provocative activities to further deteriorate bilateral ties

The Durand Line remains a contentious issue in Afghan-Pak relations, since the birth of Pakistan in 1947. The people and various governments of Afghanistan have ... Full story

Concerns over rejection of 1396 fiscal year budget by Wolesi Jirga

However, there are concerns on not approval of the budget by the lower house of the parliament, but recently, the government of Afghanistan has asked ... Full story

Iran assures full support to Afghan peace

Deputy Iranian permanent representative at the United Nations has announced that his country completely peace restoration in the war-torn Afghanistan. Ghulam Hussain Dehqani called security in ... Full story

Taliban lead drugs trafficking

Seddiq Seddiqi, the spokesperson of the ministry for interior while releasing a report on counter-narcotics special forces seven months’ activities said, ‘Taliban lead 70pcof drugs ... Full story

Herat congregational mosque to be rehabilitated in 4 years

Herat congregational mosque was established 850 years before in Timoryan kingdom and its one of the historical places of Afghanistan. Herat congregational mosque is the fifth ... Full story

Proper planning required as harsh winter due to arrive

 Winters in Afghanistan can be particularly harsh. In addition to the extreme temperatures, many villages and communities have been ravaged by war and internal conflicts, ... Full story

Kabul suicide attack follows wide reactions

 In a suicide attack carried out by so-called IS group in the west of Kabul, at least 27 have been killed and 64 others injured. According ... Full story

Daesh attack on holy Islamic place makes dozens of families mournful

 Kabul was once again shocked by a heavy explosion the other day and claimed lives of large number of innocent worshipping Muslims. This explosion happened at ... Full story

Parliamentary elections urgent need of Afghanistan: EU

 The EU authorities said the holding of parliamentary election is an urgent need of Afghanistan future. They emphasized that it is important that the Afghan ... Full story

MoD highlights ANSF battlefield successes

 However, war is going on in a number of provinces, but, the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) could successfully act so far and they have ... Full story

CB Governor calls for banking ties to develop trade

 TEHRAN: Governor of the Central Bank of Afghanistan Khalil Sediq on Monday called for regulating banking ties to develop trade with the Islamic Republic of ... Full story

New Electoral Commissioners’ oath-taking ceremony held

 KABUL: The new commissioners for Afghanistan’s electoral bodies were announced on Tuesday during an oath-taking ceremony held in Kabul, a statement from the Presidential Palace ... Full story

‘Women, girls should be given role in society structure,’ First VP

 KABUL: First Vice-President of Afghanistan, General Dostum in his message read out in a ceremony held in Gulkhana Palace of the Prime Ministry, to mark ... Full story

Govt. decisive in holding parliamentary elections in future, Danesh

 KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh met with European Union representative for Afghanistan, Franz Michael Mellbin on Tuesday, his office said in a statement. According to ... Full story

Mostafavi assures addressing media challenges

 KABUL: Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Publication Affairs, Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi at a media gathering here in Kabul, enumerating the current rapid expansion ... Full story

Mohaqqeq warns complicated situation if incidents unpaid attention

 KABUL: Hajji Mohammad Mohaqqeq, Second CE Deputy has warned the country’s situation would go complicated if the ongoing heinous incidents were not prevented, BNA reported ... Full story

The heinous act of terrorism

The sorrow and brutality of war continued to be felt by untold civilians trapped by conflict or forced into fight. Terrorism turning mammoth in Muslim countries.The ... Full story

Opinions on trilateral meeting on Afghanistan

 It is planned that a tri-lateral consultative meeting with participation of Russia, China and Pakistan to be held in December of current year in Moscow. According ... Full story

11 million people deprived of literacy in Afghanistan

 Criticizing on inattention of the government in the field of literacy in the country, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Representative on ... Full story

President Ghani vows to punish Naweed’s kidnappers

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Naweed and some members of his family, who was kidnapped in Farah province and has recently been released ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah promises to address Herat problems

  KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with representatives of Herat province to national assembly and the provincial elders here yesterday, BNA reported, adding the ... Full story

National traders’ problems discussed

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met yesterday with ministers of public works and transport, a number of members of national assembly, officials of the ... Full story

Youth consultative board to be established in provinces, Dr. Sadat

 KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat, Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs and Acting Minister of Information and Culture has asked youth associations in the country’s provinces to ... Full story

Attack on worshipers an atrocity, UNAMA

 KABUL: The United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday condemned the attack at the Baqer-Al-Uloom mosque in Kabul that killed at least 27 civilians ... Full story

Pakistan condemns suicide attack at Baqir-ul-Ulum Mosque in Kabul

 KABUL: Government of Pakistan strongly condemns the suicide attack on Baqir-ul-Ulum Mosque in Kabul that has led to loss of a number of precious lives ... Full story

President Ghani, CE Abdullah condemn Kabul mosque attack

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani condemned in the strongest terms the suicide bombing that targeted a mosque in Kabul on Monday. According to a press release ... Full story

Dozens killed, injured in Kabul suicide attack

 KABUL: At least 30 people were killed and nearly 40 others wounded as a suicide bomber attacked a religious ceremony in the sixth police district ... Full story

Indian Ambassador visits Habibia High School

KABUL: Indian Ambassador to Kabul,Manpreet  Vohra visited Habibia High School on Sunday, a statement from the embassy said. During the visit, Sayed Shah Lala Bakawly, ... Full story

Terrorism & Halifax security forum

For a few days each year, Halifax becomes the global focal point for the discussion, examination and exploration of international security by the world’s many ... Full story

Supreme Court to legally review parliament’s ministers dismissal in absence

Second Vice President, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh has recently said that he asked the High Court to legally define the lower house of the parliament’s decision ... Full story

Sport helps youth avoid joining armed groups

Although sport and sportsmen are facing diverse problems including lack of sport facilities, economic restrictions and lack of a peaceful atmosphere for exercise but despite ... Full story

Students Day aims to observe students activism

In our war-ravaged country the hopes of our students who despite of countless problems, succeeded to pass over high peaks and backbreaking process of university ... Full story

President Ghani meets NATO Deputy Secretary General

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with NATO deputy secretary and his accompanying delegation at Presidential Palace. in the meeting attended also by national security ... Full story

National literacy committee holds session

KABUL: Chaired by second vice president Sarwar Danesh, the session of national literacy committee was held yesterday. In the session, second vice president asserted that literacy ... Full story

MoIC, HOOAC sign MoU on anti-corruption public awareness

KABUL: Acting Minister of Information & Culture and Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs Dr. Kamal Sadat and general director of the High Office of Oversight ... Full story

MoIC’s publication directorates equipped with IT

KABUL: Deputy Ministry of Publication’s related directorates were mobilized with IT equipments worth one million and six hundred thousands Afghanis, BNA reported. According to the agency, ... Full story

US president-elect Donald Trump should impose pressure, sanctions on Pakistan

The US diplomat Zalmai Khalilzad said that now the entire world particularly the USA has realized that where the terrorists are trained, sheltered, funded and ... Full story

Afghanistan seeking UN’s sanction taken off on HIA leader

The National Security Council (NSC) has asked the United Nations for removing Gulbuddin Hekmayar, the leader of Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan from its sanction list. Tawab Ghorzang, the ... Full story

MRRD builds 60 modern raisin storehouses in Northern provinces

Calling on promotion of modern traditional agriculture to farmers, the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) said that the move could be beneficial in ... Full story

I escaped Afghanistan as a refugee and I view this world as borderless

We cannot label people as criminals just because they seek safety outside of their country’ Basira Jaan is a 19 year-old student at UC Davis, studying ... Full story

Students play key role in society

17th of Nov is celebrated every year in the world countries as “International Students Day”. The  Afghan students congratulate this day to each other too ... Full story

No meddling in selection committee’s work, NUG leaders

KABUL: The National Unity Government (NUG) has assured political and jihadi figures it is not interfering unduly in affairs of state institutions, particularly the electoral ... Full story

President Ghani meets students, lecturers & staff of AUA

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with students, lecturers and officials of the Afghanistan American University (AUA) said he was sure that by ... Full story

CE meets Afghanistan, Pakistan joint parliamentary and civil society group

KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met the other day with members of Afghanistan and Pakistan joint parliamentary and ... Full story

Child kidnappers to be punished publicly, President Ghani

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday morning spoke by phone with the father of Naweed - the child ... Full story

Minister Hakimi thanks EU assistance to Afghanistan

KABUL: Minister of Finance Eklil Hakimi met with EU ambassador to Kabul Franz –Michael Melbin here on Wednesday, a statement from MoF said. According to the ... Full story

3D photographing of Mis-e-Aynak historical site concluded

KABUL: The 3 dimension (3D) photos of the Mis-e-Aynak historical site was displayed during a meeting to officials of the Ministry of Information and Culture ... Full story

Media play national role in covering ARCS’s activities, Mostafavi

KABUL: A session was held for absorption of the country’s media cooperation in covering activities of the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS). In the session, deputy ... Full story

President Ghani condemns Kabul suicide attack

KABUL: A press release from the presidential press office on Wednesday said that the enemies of the people of Afghanistan martyred a number of compatriots ... Full story

ICCR marks 10th anniversary of scholarships program to Afghan students

KABUL: Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) marked the 10th anniversary of granting scholarships to Afghan students during a ceremony attended by Afghanistan Minister of ... Full story

Dozens stagers receive graduation certificates in MoIC

KABUL: More than 60 stagers received graduation certificates after completing a learning term in various sections of ministry of information and culture. In a ceremony held ... Full story

68th session of high commission on prevention of violence against women held

KABUL: The 68th session of high commission for anti-violence against women was held the other day in ministry of women affairs. In the session, minister of ... Full story

Text of 5-way pact on Azure Route finalized

KABUL: The draft agreement on Azure Route was finalized between Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey to link Afghanistan with Black and Mediterranean Sea. The Ministry ... Full story

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump discuss mending ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US president-elect Donald Trump have spoken over the phone to discuss efforts to improve US-Russian ties, the Kremlin and Trump's ... Full story

Sensitivities should be considered while voting out ministers

The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, after the house disqualified some ministers for remaining incompetent in spending their development budget, said the process ... Full story

President Ghani asks for UN blacklisting Mullah Hebatullah

Frustrated with the Taliban intense insurgency, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has asked the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for ... Full story

NDMA needs further aids, resources and modern equipments

Afghanistan is a landlocked territory with possible occurrence of natural disasters including earthquakes, land slide, avalanche, storms, floods and heavy rains and snow falls, droughts ... Full story

Raisin production considerably increased in Parwan

Officials of the agriculture department of Parwan said, ‘to produce quality raisin and to provide the way to export it to foreign markets, many standardized ... Full story

President Ghani chairs NSC meeting

KABUL: The National Security Council (NSC), with President Ghani on the chair discussed some key issues on agendas, including security in Helmand, Nangarhar, Uruzgan, Farah, ... Full story

Selection of electoral commissioners unbiased, Danesh

KABUL: In his meeting with the Deputy Chief of American Asian National Democratic Institute and American Peace Institute Head, Sarwar Danesh, the second vice-president briefed ... Full story

Lawmakers vote out communications and IT minister, confirm 3 others

KABUL: Lower House of the Parliament dismissed Minister of Communications and IT on Tuesday over failure in spending development budget, bringing the number of disqualified ... Full story

Students’ Day marked in Kabul

KABUL: The International Day of Students was marked in a ceremony attended by some government officials, house members, Afghanistan’s youth leading body and a number ... Full story

Mostafavi emphasizes on implementation of MoU with ICOIC

KABUL: Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Publication Affairs, Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi, in a meeting with a member of the Independent Commission for ... Full story

Chabahar Port first priority in developing Iran-Afghanistan trade ties

KABUL: Governor General of Sistan and Baluchestan Province in a meeting with Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said that Chabahar’s potential and its access to ... Full story

Two Taliban key commanders among 9 militants killed in Sar-e-Pul

SAR-E-PUL: As many as nine Taliban militants including two major commanders were killed and 15 others injured in the northern Sar-e-Pul province Tuesday, provincial governor ... Full story

Erdogan invites Trump to Turkey: Turkish media

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has invited the United States President-elect Donald Trump to his country. Turkish Hürriyet daily on Sunday cited Erdogan as saying ... Full story

President Ghani seeking terrorists, Taliban’s leaders names in UN sanction list

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with delegation of the UN’s sanction committee here the other day, a statement from presidential press office said, adding ... Full story

Hike of liquid gas price Kabul residents’ main concern

Kabul citizens are concern about high price of liquid gas in market during winter season. In their interview with The Kabul Times reporter, the resident ... Full story

No slogan in anti-corruption drive

Corruption is widely recognized as a serious problem in Afghanistan. In addition to direct financial costs as well as distortions and inefficiencies resulting from corruption ... Full story

No safe haven for militants in Afghanistan, Shaheem

Outspread of insecurity in some parts of the country, including Nangarhar, Farah and Kunduz and some districts of Helmand province has outspread fear and dread ... Full story

Peace success categorical if Pakistan pressure militants

Peace, if honestly cooperated to get success with the entire Afghan government armed oppositions, should respect the last more than one decade of achievements, including human rights, freedom of expression, as the national unity government is confronting as a legal system against the armed oppositions willing to join the peace process. ... Full story

Turning Afghanistan into a more modern state

From 2009 through 2012, Washington Post reporter Joshua Partlow covered the war in Afghanistan and the United States’ frustrated efforts to turn a former terrorist ... Full story

December 4th elections guarantees Uzbek citizens' electoral rights under focus

 On 14 November, the Republican Press Center for covering the elections of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan hosted a roundtable discussion to address the ... Full story

President Ghani instructs ministers to continue duties until Supreme Court’s decision reveals

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani presided over an extraordinary session of the cabinet here yesterday and discussed Wolesi Jirga’s recent interpellation of the ministers and ... Full story

NPC approves 5 contracts worth 1 billion Afghanis

KABUL: The National Procurement commission’s session held with PresidentMohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair here on Sunday evening, a presidential statement said. According to the statement, ... Full story

Afghanistan, China two strategic partners, CE

KABUL: At the presence of Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation of two million Chinese yen of People’s Republic of ... Full story

13th death anniversary of Dr. Elahi marked in Kabul

KABUL: A ceremony held to commemorate the 13th death anniversary of the country’s famous and well-known scholar Abdulhai Elahi here yesterday at the press hall ... Full story

Lack of technical, professional capacities, joint govt., media challenges, Danesh

KABUL: Under the title of ‘security for journalists and stance of Afghanistan in the course of freedom of media’ a joint conference was held yesterday ... Full story

World Art Day marked in Kabul

KABUL: The World Art Day was marked in Kabul with president Ghani’s message read-out by deputy minister of publication of Ministry of Information and Culture, ... Full story

President Ghani begins interviewing selection committee’s nominees

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani began yesterday after noon the process of interviewing  the nominees of selection committee that ... Full story

Lawmakers dismiss another minister, bringing total to six in three days

KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Monday dismissed the minister of higher education, Farida Momand, bringing the total to six ministers fired ... Full story

Reforms continue as 2 more voted out

Under the current strict and sensitive conditions, Afghanistan has to overcome all challenges in many fields, most importantly reforms restoration in the government institutions. Since the ... Full story

‘We don’t want confrontation with Wolesi Jirga,’ President Ghani

President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a meeting of the house of people administrative delegate, chief of the commissions and ... Full story

Afghans expectations from US President-elect

Considering the US as its main and basic strategic partner in war on terror as well as in the direction of its progress and development, ... Full story

Starting Shafaq operation effective in suppressing enemy

Officials of the ministry for defense said that many operations have been conducted to ensure security and foil the enemies’ attacks in a number of ... Full story

Intl. community should settle so-called Durand Line dispute: CSA

A number of Civil Society Activists and political analysts said that the world community should settle the problems connected to Durand imaginary Line between Afghanistan ... Full story

Taking care of children essential

The chaotic situation, imposed wars in the country have increased emerge of mercenary circles, killer groups, illegal powerful people, power mangers, irresponsible warlords, violators of ... Full story

CE Abdullah meets US National Democratic Institute researchers

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has met with a number of the US National Democratic Institute members in his office the other day, BNA ... Full story

Any MoIC official should remain honest in duties or face law, Dr. Sadat

KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Dr. Kamal Sadat in the meeting of the ministry’s leading body and directors, asked the officials for remaining ... Full story

Islamic University’s work project kicked off after long delay in Nangarhar

KABUL: The work project of the Islamic University has been kicked off in eastern province of Nangahar, after several years of suspension, as the corner ... Full story

Delegation sent to Logar to probe Kochis’ incident

KABUL: A delegation, chaired by the advisor minister to the president, Al-Haj Khial Mohammad Hussaini was sent to Logar province to closely investigate the incident ... Full story

National Gallery Chief critically injured in terrorist attack

KABUL: Chief of National Gallery, Mohammad Hashem Shareq has sustained critical wounds from a magnet mine fixed in his car, while going home Saturday night, ... Full story

23 IS loyalists including 13 foreigners killed in Nangarhar

JALALABAD: At least 23 loyalists of the ISIL terrorist group were killed in an airstrike in Eastern Nangarhar province. The Afghan ministry of defense said the ... Full story

Parliament’s dismissal of ministers

Afghanistan has been at the lap of international community over the past one decade. Significant improvements in various spheres as diverse as economic development to ... Full story

Obama administration asks for more budget to fight terror in Afghanistan

The US defence secretary Ashton Carter has said that approval of additional budget for US army in Afghanistan, would capable the afghan government to properly ... Full story

EU, ADB assist $76m to Afghanistan’s Amo project

To increase and improve products and food safety, the European Union (EU) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have assisted $76mln to Afghanistan’s Amo project. According ... Full story

Kolokhi picnic in Afghanistan

Kolokhi picnic is a traditional festivity being held in many provinces such as, Logar, Ghazni, Maidan/Wardak and Bamyan in autumn. In this season, the people, particularly ... Full story

Nation asking for balanced development, social justice and economic motivation, President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in series of consultative sessions met Friday evening with leading body and members of lower house of parliament at presidential ... Full story

Consultative session held for preparations of parliamentary, district councils’ elections

KABUL: A consultative session attended by the country’s political and jihadi leaders and elders was held yesterday at presidential palace in particular for supporting the ... Full story

Danesh Chairs cabinet gender and women affairs committee

KABUL: Under the chairmanship of second vice president of the Islamic Republic of of Afghanistan, Ustad Sarwar Danesh, the cabinet gender and women affairs’ committee ... Full story

Taliban brutality causes 95,000 families to flee their homes

Over the last two months, 95,000 Afghan families have become internally displaced following the Taliban’s strategy to target innocent civilians. Over the last two months, 95,000 Afghan families have become internally displaced following the Taliban’s strategy to target innocent civilians. ... Full story

Dr. Sadat hints on enhanced ties among both Durand-Line residents

KABUL: A conference was held to further strengthen the relations between the tribes living on both sides of the Durand line, BNA reported. According to the ... Full story

The Hidden Face of War in Afghanistan: The Relentless Assault On The Public Services And Infrastructure

The war in Afghanistan, which has entered its 14th year, has another ugly face that often goes unseen.   As well as the tragic deaths of ... Full story

Afghans won’t bow to terror

Civilians in Afghanistan have been suffering from the negative impacts of growing terrorism in the country to a large extent. They have been victimized during ... Full story

Regional impacts of Kunduz insecurity

As one of the important northern provinces, Kunduz is an agricultural region but it was recently witnessing bloody insecurities while previously it was a relatively ... Full story

Officials to face law if fail to register properties

The high authority on overseeing war on corruption reports that the process of registration of senior authorities properties is going on but many officials who ... Full story

Specific architectural style should be created in Afghanistan, President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated and delivered speech in third urban conference held yesterday at presidential palace. In the conference, Sayed Sadat Mansour Nadiri, Minister ... Full story

HEC holds session

KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the high economic council’s session was held yesterday at presidential palace. The session discussed related to mechanism of ... Full story

Minister Hakimi, UAE official discuss trade issues

KABUL: Minister of Finance, Eklil Hakimi met with deputy ambassador of the United Arabic Emirates in Kabul here yesterday, BNA reported. According to Bakhtar News Agency, ... Full story

CE asked to address Takhar residents’ problems

KABUL: Chief Executive of the IslamicRepublic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting with representatives of Takhar province in national assembly, discussed and reviewed ... Full story

Public awareness meeting on anti- human trafficking held

KABUL: Chaired by deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture, Associate Prof. Sayda Mojgan Mostafavi the session of high counter human trafficking commission’s ... Full story

MoFA submits historical manuscript to MoIC

KABUL: A hand-written manuscript ‘Majmua-e-Tawaef and Safina-al-Zaraef’, a valuable and historical, academic and literal manuscript of Afghanistan and previously had been smuggled to Pakistan and ... Full story

Locals’ cooperation with security forces helps reduce civilians’ death

Joint Afghan and coalition forces planned to launch a series of mop-up operations in the northern province of Kunduz, where media reported the death of ... Full story

Heart of Asia Countries’ Ministerial Summit in the benefit of Afghanistan

The 7th Heart of Asia Summit is about to be held on Nov. first in Amritsar city of India. The session will be chaired by ... Full story

Govt. should undertake better solutions to prevent civilian casualties

Joint involvement of ANSF and American troops claimed lives of at least 30 civilians in Boz-e-Kandahari area, Kunduz province. In these operations 25 civilians were  ... Full story

40pc of 1.5 million Afghans to be deported from Europe

Some 1.5 million refugees have arrived in Europe through the Mediterranean Sea, thousands of them lost their live after being hunted by whales. Afghan refugees make ... Full story

Reasons behind unemployment in Afghanistan

Expressing concern on unemployment in the country, a number of economic experts and youths said that recently this phenomenon has negatively affected the people life, ... Full story

Investment on talented youth leads Afghanistan towards bright future

We have plenty of youth with excellent talents that if focused the can be advantageous to future of Afghanistan. Rana a student of 11th grade ... Full story

Transparency International assesses reforms in public procurements positive

KABUL: The meeting of the National Procurements Commission, with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair spoke on issues related to recent reports of the ... Full story

Cabinet approves 1396 fiscal year’s draft budget

KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the extraordinary cabinet meeting was held yesterday, during which different issues were discussed and the 1396 fiscal year’s ... Full story

Administrative Reforms High Committee holds meeting

KABUL: Chaired By Ahmad Zia Massoud, the President’s Special Representative on Reforms and Good Governance, the High Committee on Administrative Reforms meeting discussed some issues ... Full story

‘Active youth will be appreciated,’ Dr. Sadat

KABUL: Deputy Minister on Youth Affairs and Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Dr. Kamal Sadat said those youth who have achievements on capacity building ... Full story

MoIC’s eye-catching achievements under Minister Jahani’s wise leadership

The Ministry of Information and Culture, since the last 20 months of Mr. Jahani's incumbency, (despite some challenges and besides high volume of routine performances), could gain eye-catching achievements, which some of them are briefly as follow: ... Full story

Social media users must avoid fueling ethnic differences

National Unity is indeed joining hands and working collectively for the wellbeing of the country. Promotion of such feeling is crucial to lead the nation ... Full story

Cabinet meeting; Ministers ordered to provide development programs for Ghor province

KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the cabinet session was held yesterday at presidential palace. In the session, the country’s President instructed all ministers ... Full story

CE meets UN special envoy to Afghanistan

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with UN special envoy to Afghanistan. In the meeting, recent political and security changes, peace talks, regional ... Full story

Minister Hakimi praises UAE’s development projects in Afghanistan

KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met yesterday with representative of United Arabic Emirates (UAE) in Kabul. In the meeting attended also by Minister of Urban ... Full story

FMIC celebrates 10th year of saving lives in Afghanistan

KABUL: The French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) celebrated its 10th anniversary at a ceremony on Thursday (November 3rd), marking a decade of ... Full story

Civilian casualties in Kunduz war unabated

The last couple of month incidents in Afghanistan clearly showed that the lives of the civilians are in jeopardy and according to reports the militants ... Full story

A glance at economic achievements of Shaheed Kazemi

Aqrab 15 is coincided with ninth martyrdom anniversary of ‘Shaheed Sayed Mustafa Kazemi’, a prominent politician, former minister of commerce and head of economic commission ... Full story

ANSF suppress enemy, despites suffering casualties

The country’s security and defense forces faced critical security conditions this year, but pushed back the enemy, with devotion of their life. US Central Commander, has ... Full story

Reasons why law on elimination of violence against women yet to pass

In the last more than 13 years of campaign on elimination of violence against women, unfortunately, the law on elimination of violence against women yet ... Full story

Salma Dam; a proper place for fish breeding

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) is making efforts to increase the fish production by releasing of young fishes into the dams and ... Full story

Govt. starts assisting undocumented returnees

The government of Afghanistan reported on starting assistance process to undocumented returnees from Pakistan, adding the process has started in zero point of Torkham at ... Full story

Baghlan incident’s martyrs symbol of national unity, CE Abdullah

KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive in 9th martyrdom anniversary of Baghlan martyrs in particular martyred Sayed Mustafa Kazimi said people from various tribes and ... Full story

CE meets Tajik, Kazakh’s premiers, deputy premier of Uzbekistan

KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in sideline of Shanghai Summit held in Bishkek, capital city of Kirghizstan met ... Full story

Russia reaffirms all-out support to Afghanistan

KABUL:Russia has reaffirmed commitment to support Afghanistan in all sectors as the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and the ... Full story

President Ghani appoints delegation to probe Kunduz airstrike

KABUL: The presidential office on Thursday night said in a statement that during a military operation on Wednesday night insurgents infiltrated residential areas and used ... Full story

President Ghani, CE Abdullah condemn killing of journalist in Helmand

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah condemned the killing of a journalist in Helmand on Friday and called it a ... Full story

‘Bamyan-Borobudur’ photo exhibition opened at National Museum

KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy Minister on Youth Affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat, Indonesian ambassador to Kabul and head of UNESCO inKabul ... Full story

Law breakers including president should be prosecuted by legal, judicial bodies if found guilty

 The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has recently warned that no one is beyond law and including me no one is allowed to interfere in ... Full story

Serious fight needed to prevent human trafficking, in-charges

 Afghanistan Human Rights Commission (AHRC) activists said that human trafficking has changed in to a dangerous challenge in the country which needed a serious fight ... Full story

Improvement of tourism industry in Herat

Due to its historical attractions and monuments, Herat has always hosted foreign tourists since long. Unfortunately, due to recent wars in the country, the tourism industry ... Full story

Afghanistan to get SCO permanent membership soon

 SCO meeting is expected to be held in current week in Kirghizstan in which Afghanistan permanent membership would be finalized, said deputy spokesman of CEO ... Full story

NUG’s political will to succeed anti-corruption drive

 Afghanistan is one of the countries largely influenced by the menace of corruption. The ugly phenomenon has, in fact, penetrated deep within different institutions in ... Full story

MoIC calls Yama Shirzad’s death sorrowful

 KABUL: The Ministry of Information and Culture has expressed its deep sorrow over the death of talented journalist, Yama Shirzad, who passed away in a ... Full story

Dr. Sadat meets First Lady discussing youths’ situation

 KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Dr. Kamal Sadat has met with the country’s First Lady speaking on issues related to the youths, Bakhtar ... Full story

War on terror common aim, Massoud

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud, President’s Special Representative on Reforms and Good Governance met with NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan, Ismail Aramaz at his office ... Full story

President Ghani lauds wide ANSF’s support

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a joint and leadership meeting of security and defense organs, commanders of ANA, ANP and the ... Full story

Peace efforts to bring future stability

The Afghan people have been tried and fed up with devastating wars, conflicts. This people want to live in peaceful atmosphere. A peace deal was made ... Full story