Increasing drug addiction concerning

The issue of drug production and addiction to it regarded as one of the most serious evils within Afghan society. Though there have been many ... Full story

Tired of life adversity, Yousuf finally bows to death

The Kabul Times’ prominent photojournalist, Mohammad Yousuf, finally passed away, after suffering critical illness. As a symbol of resistance and struggle against ill-beings and hardship of ... Full story

MoCN, GDPTS sign MoU to fight addiction

In an interview with The Kabul Times reporter, spokesman of General Department of Physical Training and Sport(GDPTS) Mohammad Arif Paiman said, the Ministry of ... Full story

Afghanistan should not be left alone in war on terror

The Afghan government emphasizes that it should not be left alone in war on terror because it is a threat to the region and the ... Full story

Cabinet meeting discusses key issues on agenda

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the Cabinet meeting here on Wednesday morning at the presidential palace, a statement said According to presidential press office, at ... Full story

People, govt. should support public upraising against addiction

If sometimes we see under the bridge of Kabul river, we see that large crowds of our countrymen including teenagers, youth and old men are ... Full story

President Ghani orders security reforms, clearance operations

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has directed the Ministries of Defense and Interior to ensure security reforms in clearing operations and streamlining the police force. President ... Full story

President Ghani orders security reforms, clearance operations

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has directed the Ministries of Defense and Interior to ensure security reforms in clearing operations and streamlining the police force. President ... Full story

Balanced development NUG’s top priority, Dr. Abdullah

KABUL: Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with representatives of Kapisa province in National Assembly and district council here ... Full story

MoU on implementation of copy right law signed

KABUL: A Memorandum of Understanding was reached between the ministries of information and culture, interior, finance and attorney general office on implementation of the copy ... Full story

Dr. Sadat vows to solve govt. media problems

KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat, acting minister of information and culture and deputy minister of youth affairs chaired a session of the ministry’s publication directorates here ... Full story

President Ghani instructs organs concerned to address provincial councils’ problems

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held video conference with governors, leadership and members of the provincial councils of 34 provinces here on Thursday evening, the ... Full story

The Kabul Times photojournalist’s praying ceremony held

KABUL: The praying ceremony of Mohammad Yousuf, The Kabul Times and Afghanistan’s prominent photojournalist was held here on Thursday in Kabul’s Heratian Masjid. The praying ceremony ... Full story

Educational government to ease youth’s good governance role, Dr. Sadat

KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture and Naw Andish civil society organization signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish the youth educational government, BNA ... Full story

Prominent photojournalist Yousuf passes away

M. Yousuf was a hard-working photojournalist, MoIC ... Full story

Moscow trilateral meeting interfering rather peacemaking

Few days ago, reports leaked that a trilateral meeting of Russia, Pakistan and China, with no Afghanistan representative, to be hosted by Moscow on December ... Full story

Former Soviet invasion, war of ideology or strategic stationing?

Basically, each state sets its long and short term foreign policies, based on its security, strategic, economic, political and military interests. Without doubt, one should ... Full story

Firm counter-drug plan to reduce poppy cultivation

President Ashraf Ghani has ordered all provincial governors to speed up war on production of drugs and has declared national practical plan for this purpose. ... Full story

U.S. approves $4bln budget to ANSDF

In his recent days of government, the US President, Barack Obama, has approved $4.26billion budget to the Afghan National Security and Defensive Forces (ANSDF). ... Full story

U.S. approves $4bln budget to ANSDF

In his recent days of government, the US President, Barack Obama, has approved $4.26billion budget to the Afghan National Security and Defensive Forces (ANSDF). ... Full story

Air pollution a bigger killer than war

Recently, the air pollution particularly, in early mornings and late evenings has increased in Afghanistan especially in the capital Kabul, resulted to face the people ... Full story

MoHE IT advisor conferred medal

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday conferred medal of Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan on Dr. Nazir Ahmad Piruz, senior adviser to the ministry of higher ... Full story

CE eyes UN Secretary-General’s Afghanistan visit

KABUL: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the country, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, as quoted in a statement of his office on Tuesday, to have met UN ... Full story

Avenue asked to be named after Nayeb Aminullah Khan Logary

KABUL: In a meeting with the Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy to the Youth Affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat, chief and some members ... Full story

Uzbekistan to export 100,000 tons of wheat to Afghanistan

TASHKENT: Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) the other day said that the process of exporting nearly 100,000 tons of wheat ... Full story

Chinese Embassy provides emergency humanitarian aid to Badakhshan

KABUL: Mr. Zhang Zhixin, Chargé d’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan met Mr. Sayed Abdullah, senior official of Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority, and ... Full story

1396 will be a good year for Afghan people, MoD hopes

Officials of the ministry for defense (MoD) said that in consider with operational plans and conducting extensive operations throughout the country, 1396 would be a ... Full story

Russia, China shouldn’t see Afghanistan through Pakistan’s eyes

Russia, China and Pakistan are expected to hold a meeting on Tuesday in Moscow on Afghanistan security situation without presence of NUG representative. But calling ... Full story

Malnutrition to end by 2030, official

Improper nutrition has been blamed to be the worst reason behind most cases of children and mothers’ undernourishment in Afghanistan, officials in the ministry of ... Full story

Govt. employees get free of charge optic treatment

The program to help those having optical problems has been conducted by Bayat Foundation in cooperation with human resources department of the ministry for information ... Full story

Supreme Court a decisive & committed leadership, President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired rule of law and anti-corruption high council here yesterday afternoon at the presidential palace, a statement said. According to presidential ... Full story

President Ghani accepts credentials of Azerbaijan’s non-resident ambassador

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received credentials of the Azerbaijan’s non-resident ambassador to Afghanistan Hassan Sultan Oghlo during a ceremony held in presidential palace here ... Full story

CE Abdullah promises to address security challenges in Ghazni, Zabul provinces

KABUL: Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with a number of elders, influential figures of Ghazni and Zabul provinces ... Full story

Youth civil society association appreciates Dr. Kamal Sadat

KABUL: The youth civil society association of Afghanistan appreciated a number of the country’s elite figures, including acting minister of information and culture& deputy minister ... Full story

Chief Executive Office statement on 37thanniversary of USSR invasion

KABUL: The Chief Executive Office releasing a statement said that 37 years ago on 6th of Jadi 1358 solar year, Afghanistan was invaded by the ... Full story

Invasion of former Soviet Union troops to Afghanistan a great mistake

 On Jaddi 6th of 1358 solar year, the red army invaded Afghanistan, a move that was called a great mistake then. With the invasion of ... Full story

Counter-insurgents winter offensives started, Defense Ministry

 Afghanistan Ministry of National Defense, the other day assured of beginning winter offensives against militants in the turbulent provinces of the country. Deputy spokesman of the ... Full story

Airstrike kills Taliban commander, wounds 4 others in Nangarhar

 JALALABAD: A Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Rahman has been killed and four others injured as the government aircrafts targeted militants’ positions in Batikot district of ... Full story

NPC approves 11 contracts worth over 2.5 billion Afghani

 KABUL: Chaired by President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a meeting of the National Procurement Commission (NPC) signed 11 contracts costing ... Full story

Last failed electoral experiences would never repeat in future, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Chief Executive of the National Unity Government, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting of the youth assured them of giving further role in different ... Full story

Youth should be trained in archeology, Dr. Sadat

 KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy to the Youth Affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat in a gathering of the archeology directorate held under ... Full story

Will Dec 27’s trilateral meeting tackle insecurity in Afghanistan?

The key Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries, Russia and China are expected to sit with Pakistan on December 27 to talk about peace process ... Full story

Pakistan’s cross border shelling reveals enmity with Afghans

Pakistan rocket attacks on Kandahar and Kunar provinces have increased and faced Afghans with several problems. These rocket attacks of Pakistani military authorities have been ... Full story

Budget’s non-approval problematic

Since the outset of Jaddi, the Afghan government officially lacks budget and it should be waiting budget approval until unknown time. Two years ago, the fiscal ... Full story

Elders asks CE to solve tribal issue in Paktia

KABUL: Chief Executive of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with influential and elders of Paktia’s Zadran tribe here yesterday, a statement said. ... Full story

Domestic revenue sees drastic surge: Minister Hakimi

KABUL: Minister of Finance, Eklil Hakimi, participated in hearing session of Wolesi Jirga here yesterday and shared the Ministry of Finance’s progress, achievements and important program ... Full story

Drone strike kills 2 ISIS loyalists in

KABUL: At least two loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in an airstrike conducted by the US ... Full story

Afghan forces arrest suicide bomber trained in South Waziristan

The Afghan security forces arrested a suicide bomber before he manage to carry out an attack on a government compound in Sharan district, located in ... Full story

Obama signs defence bill that authorises $ 3.4 billion for Afghan forces

WASHINGTON: The US President, Barack Obama, on Friday signed into law the $618 billion annual defence budget – the National defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2017 ... Full story

Deputy Minister of Publication’s remarks at Islamic Conference of Information Ministers

First of all, taking this opportunity, I would like to thank Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for their remarkable hospitality. Considering the situation in our country, I ... Full story

Hike of prices in winter multiples people concerns

There is a proverb which says ‘winter is the poor people death’, indicating the winter difficulties, particularly to those who are badly faced with economic ... Full story

Peculiarities of good governance according to experts

Indexes of good governance in a country leads it towards progress and development said political analysts, law makers and economists in their interviews with The ... Full story

Pakistan reiterates propaganda in shifting of Taliban council to Helmand

A number of armed Taliban leaders and their families have come to Musa Qala district, Helmand province, said some trible leaders adding that these people ... Full story

Domestic revenue sees drastical surge

Raising domestic revenues is an important financial policy objective of the government of Afghanistan. The continued growth in domestic revenues has been one of the ... Full story

President Ghani delivers speech in ‘Intro Master & Apprentice’ workshop

KABUL: A workshop “Intro Master-Apprentice System” was held to talk about some key related issues, with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani delivering speech, part of which ... Full story

Illegally imposed money returned to Microrayon 4 project customers

KABUL: A meeting to discuss and appreciate efforts of the ministry of urban development and its works successfully completed to build a number of blocks ... Full story

Kunduz residents’ water, power problem resolved

KABUL: Problems of the Kunduz people related to their water and power issue had been settled in a meeting of the Chief Executive and the ... Full story

President Ghani flays terrorist attack on Lawmaker’s house

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the house of lawmaker Mirwali, Helmand representative in which some member of his house ... Full story

China provides humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan

KABUL: The Chinese government on Wednesday provided non-emergency humanitarian supplies to the Afghan government to assist the vulnerable Afghan families and boost bilateral ties. “We appreciate ... Full story

OIC information ministers call for interaction with foreign media to support Islamic issues

JEDDAH: The 11th session of the Islamic Conference of Information Ministers, which concluded in Jeddah on Wednesday, called on the OIC Groups of Ambassadors in ... Full story

Afghanistan universities students’ creativities exhibition opened

KABUL: Speaking in an exhibition opened to praise the country’s university students’ creativities, the country’s First Lady said. Holding it was a positive step toward development ... Full story

WB pledges $83mln

Officials of the ministry for finance said, ‘World Bank (WB) will assist $83mln to Afghanistan in a bid to be spent on bringing reforms on ... Full story

Fighting poverty: Thousands to find jobs in government offices

More than 39 per cent of Afghans are living below poverty line, a joint survey conducted by the ministry of economy, Central Statistic Office, ministry ... Full story

War can create derogatory consequences

The United Nations Security Council has once again asked the Taliban to join an unconditional direct peace talks with the government of Afghanistan. War, if not ... Full story

Afghanistan National Cricket Team Beat UAE by 44 runs

The Afghanistan National Cricket Team (NCT) clean swept the United Arab Emirates in a bilateral series of Twenty20 International by derating the host team by ... Full story

The Afghan Woman

Population is one of the greatest natural resources of a country. Thus, maintaining both the quantity and quality of the population should be a matter ... Full story

President Ghani thanks govt. entities for security, defense forces support

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a meeting of different government entities, thanked them of extending full support to the country’s security and defense forces, ... Full story

Danesh meets Daikundi influential figures

KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh met with a number of Daikundi influential figures and its people council’s members, during which environmental problems and other ... Full story

Afghan culture not very different of the region, Dr. Sadat

KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat, Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy to the Youth Affairs, during his speech at the 2nd Katmandu Cultural Forum, ... Full story

CSO releases primary survey results in Herat

KABUL: Afghanistan Central Statistics Office (CSO), on Tuesday has released the results of its successfully launched demographically, socially and economically survey in western province of ... Full story

Road accidents remain a persistent issue

It has been observed that traffic accidents are the second largest issue that taking lives in Afghanistan after terrorism. They have become a serious problem ... Full story

A glance at Yalda Night

Since long times, people of many societies in our region celebrate certain occasions at the beginning of winter which has different names among different tribes. ... Full story

Next year’s draft budget contains many faults; Ibrahimi

While several days earlier the next year’s budget was sent to the house, The Kabul Times reporter said that according to the house speaker Abduraof ... Full story

Bamyan’s Shahmama buddha to be repaired

Buddha giant statues’ history goes to 2nd and 3rd centuries when Kanishka was the king. Salsal and Shahmama statues are among the remained historical monuments ... Full story

“No one is above the law,” President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani delivering speech in ‘National conference on supporting human rights advocates’said that the world human rights day is being observed in ... Full story

Council of ministers holds routine session

KABUL: Chaired by Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the session of council of ministers was held yesterday. In the session, the country’s chief executive first ... Full story

DAFA to ease archeological research in Afghanistan

KABUL: French archeology delegation to Afghanistan (DAF) called on second vice president Sarwar Danesh and briefed related to activities of DAFA. The delegation called Afghanistan as ... Full story

President Ghani saddened by traffic accident in Badakhshan

Kabul: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is deeply saddened by the traffic accident in Faizabad-Kesham district route of Badakhshan province. ... Full story

House decision on disqualified ministers needs practice

Afghanistan house of people or Wolesi Jirga, with a majority of the members’ votes disqualified some certain numbers of cabinet ministers, accused of failing to ... Full story

ANSF efforts, activities, appreciable, encouraging

Our ANSF have always sincerely made efforts to perform its national and patriotic duty of defending the country’s independence, national sovereignty and territorial integrity honestly ... Full story

OGP helps speed up transparency in big contracts

In case of Open Government Partnership (OGP) Afghanistan can accelerate war on corruption and implement its commitments before the world community. With OGP membership, ... Full story

NUG achievements in transit section

Lauding the government of national unity’s achievements in the fields of transit and transport, a number of economic experts told The Kabul Times that since ... Full story

Suicide attack in Aden kills 30 Yemeni soldiers

A suicide bomber killed at least 30 Yemeni soldiers on Sunday when he detonated his explosives at a gathering in the southern city of Aden, ... Full story

President Ghani holds consultative meeting with jihadi, national figures

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, met with a number of Jihadi leaders, political and national figures, following a series ... Full story

NPC approves 10 contracts worth 2bln afghani

KABUL: Chaired by President Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission (NPC) held meeting, during which 10 contracts worth 2billion afghani were approved, one rejected and ... Full story

Hakimi meets Ariana Afghan Airlines shareholders

KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met with Ariana Afghan Airlines Board of Directors in the presence of all Shareholders the other day. In this ... Full story

Germany begins sending back Afghan refugees

The German chancellor Angela Merkel has recently started repatriation of Afghan refugees and has rejected requests on prevention of these asylum seekers. The request had ... Full story

Germany begins sending back Afghan refugees

The German chancellor Angela Merkel has recently started repatriation of Afghan refugees and has rejected requests on prevention of these asylum seekers. The request had ... Full story

National Conference discusses media’s peace role

In cooperation with MediaTech organization and Germany, the National Conference was held in Kabul the other day. According to The Kabul Times, calling position and ... Full story

IOM promotes cooperation on migrations

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an intergovernmental organization that provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants, including internally displaced persons, ... Full story

Reasons behind growing insecurity

Some analysts, house of people members enumerate different reasons behind outspread of insecurity in the country, as The Kabul Times launched a series of interview ... Full story

Killing women unjustifiable in Islam

In a fresh incident, five women and a man, who were working for Kandahar airport were killed after unknown gunmen opened fire on them early ... Full story

Killing women sign of defeat in enmity, President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said the killing of civilians, particularly women was unjustified under any law, calling such acts a sign of ... Full story

Cargo truck transport’s strike ended

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with officials and representatives of cargo truck transport. In the meeting attended also by deputy of chambers of ... Full story

Afghanistan joins ‘Open Government Partnership’

KABUL: Deputy for Administrative Office of the President, Abdul Subhan Raouf, and Strategic Advisor for National Procurement Authority Mohammad, Suhail Kakar, announced the membership of ... Full story

Dr. Sadat asks govt., NGOs to align Afghanistan flag based on constitution

KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat, acting minister of information and culture and deputy minister on youth affairs met with Dr. Neiazi the member of Kabul provincial ... Full story

AGO kicks off Jawzjan incident

KABUL: Attorney General Office (AGO) in a statement yesterday informed of starting complete, transparent and impartial investigations in connection with recent Shiberghan incident. “Based on complaint ... Full story

Film sheds light on hurdles female runners face in Afghanistan

One woman was forbidden to run in the marathon by her father. Another trained at her university before it was bombed by the Taliban, leaving ... Full story

Poverty & unemployment still challenging Afghanistan

According to the constitution of Afghanistan, the government is responsible to provide job opportunities to citizens to remove poverty and unemployment. But, will the government ... Full story

Terrorist networks intending WMD access

Accessing Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD), by terrorist networks could carry the most possible threat globally and insecure the world nations, further than ever. In many ... Full story

Impartial investigation of Jawzjan incident a must

As institutional development efforts going on in Afghanistan, reforming the judicial and justice systems are considered as a key component of the state-building process and ... Full story

President Ghani holds consultative meeting with jihadi leaders, political & national figures

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in routine consultative sessions has met with a number of political, jihadi and national figures of the country at presidential ... Full story

President Ghani assures impartial investigation of Jawzjan case

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with a number of the central council members of Junbesh Milli Party on ... Full story

NSC reviews security situation

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani presided over the meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) here on Wednesday December ... Full story

MoIC condemns killing of journalist in Logar

KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture is saddened to learn that Mohammad Nassir Madser, the chief editor of a local radio station, was gunned down ... Full story

CE meets Swedish ambassador to Kabul

KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive met the other day with Swedish ambassador to Kabul at Sapidar Palace. In the meeting, relations between the two ... Full story

Dr. Sadat applauds microfinance opportunities to youth

KABUL: A workshop on youths’ access to financial resources was jointly organized by the deputy ministry of youth affairs of the Ministry of Information and ... Full story

Session held to review draft law on land affairs management

KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a session was held the other day to discuss draft law on land management. In the session, technical ... Full story

President Ghani awards Ambassador McKinley

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has conferred the Ghazi Wazir Akbar Khan Medal on US Ambassador to Afghanistan Michael P. McKinley, the Presidential Palace said on Friday. During ... Full story

Using war-related literature in media to destroy public minds, Mostafavi

KABUL: National conference titled ‘media role in peace process and reconciliation’ was held the other day by Afghanistan Methodic in Kabul. In the conference, coordinator of ... Full story

Minister Hakimi, WCO program director discuss progress in Afghanistan’s customs

KABUL: Minister of Finance Eklil Hakimi, met Nathan Taylor, World Customs Organization’s program director in his office here the other day, a statement from the ministry ... Full story

MCIT incomes increased by 8pc this year, officials

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) incomes have increased by 8 percent this year, but the people and experts complain on not addressing ... Full story

Peace with HIA close to success as UNSC vows full cooperation

In a bid to restore peace and security, High Peace Council (HPC), under the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan initiative, has stepped to ... Full story

Taliban facing heavy casualties, no option except peace

The Gulf Countries, particularly Saudi Arabia has also pledged to provide full cooperation with the Afghan peace process and has assured that it will spare no effort to help restore peace in the war torn nation. ... Full story

Govt. sends letter to UNSC urging to remove sanctions from HIA

Officials of the National Security Council said the ministry of foreign affairs has sent a formal dossier to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to ... Full story

Bringing corrupts to justice helps

Corruption is that word that has faced Afghanistan development and work atmosphere with greatest shames and for its elimination, the Afghan government has created separate ... Full story

Current problems of India, Pakistan

From the point of view of many people, Pakistan is a country in which an organized, ratherly strong army is ruling with a bankrupted economy, ... Full story

Freedom of expression significant achievement, President Ghani

KABUL: President Ghani in a meeting with a number of senior managers and media outlets discussed security issues and spoke about the government achievements in ... Full story

Findings of technical committee about 1007 schools shared with President Ghani

KABUL: President Ghani in a meeting with the technical teams of the ministries of education and rural development heard the findings of the rural development’s ... Full story

Women role key to ensure peace, Mostafavi

KABUL: The Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Publication Affairs, Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi on second day of campaign on ‘Reconciliation and Women Role ... Full story

National Theater personnel share problems with Dr. Sadat

KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture, and Deputy to the Youth Affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat heard the challenges and problems reports of the National ... Full story

Airstrike kills 12 IS loyalists in Nangarhar

JALALABAD: Air raids against the hardliner Islamic State (IS) group in the eastern Nangarhar province have killed 12 armed militants and injured two others ... Full story

Intra-Afghan dialogue helps end ongoing unrest

The government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has made great sacrifices within almost a decade to bring the Taliban to negotiating table on peace. Besides ... Full story

People support key to ensure security, MoD

Calling on better ensuring security throughout the country, officials of the Ministry for Defense (MoD) said that praising and people support from the Afghan security ... Full story

Global support of Afghanistan

The global resolute political and financial support of US $15.2 billion led by the US and EU will be available in four years for rebuilding ... Full story

How corruption affects economic growth?

Economy is the most important basic foundation and indicates development of the country and can lead either the people or the country towards a bright ... Full story

President Ghani chairs high council of land & water

KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the session of high council of land and water was held yesterday at presidential palace. In the session, ... Full story

UNSC formally asked to lift curbs on HIA leader

KABU: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has dispatched a formal dossier to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to remove all sanctions and the ... Full story

Dr. Sadat begins evaluation of MoIC’s provincial directorates’ routine works

KABUL: The Ministry of Information and Culture has begun evaluation of the provincial directorates’ activities through video-tele-conference, BNA said. According to the agency, the issue was ... Full story

Minister of Finance meets Iranian Ambassador to Kabul

KABUL: Minister of Finance, Eklil Hakimi, met with Iranian Ambassador to Kabul, Mohammad Reza Bahrami, in his office here yesterday, the ministry said in a statement. ... Full story

Art Lords wins anti-corruption innovation award

KABUL: Art Lords of Afghanistan, a group of Afghan activists and artists, was among the winners of the inaugural Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani ... Full story

British Ambassador announces £7 million additional UK support for mine clearance to Afghanistan

KABUL: The British Ambassador to Kabul, Dominic Jermey and state Minister of the National Disaster Management Agency, Wais Barmak, visited the HALO TRUST Headquarter in ... Full story

US to gear up targeting terrorism inside Pakistani soil

US secretary of defense Ashton Carter in his meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani renewed his country’s commitment to target terrorists networks inside the Pakistani ... Full story

Afghanistan still needs global help to fight terrorism

Afghanistan is still in dire need of world cooperation to fight the growing insurgency and their backing terrorist networks, analysts and house of people members ... Full story

Smoking hookah seriously harms health

Over the last several years, smoking shisha has increased among the youth and teenagers, as a number of the Kabul citizens while expressing concern over ... Full story

President Ghani calls for justice, brotherhood

CE hopes peace restored in country HPC asks armed oppositions to join peace process ... Full story

President Ghani blames health contracts against procurements system

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said BPHS, Basic Package of Health Services and EPHS, the Essential Package of ... Full story

Plan & Change Network asks MoIC for support

KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat, Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy to the Youth Affairs, in a meeting with the Plan and Change Network ... Full story

NUG committed to do more for human rights protection

UNAMA asks for protection of rights defenders’ demands ... Full story

Implementation of justice institutionalizes human rights

Dec 10th has been nominated by the UN as the World Day of Human Rights. Following the WWII when the UN charter was codified, respect ... Full story

Pakistan ‘can’t dance at two wedding’

President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani rejected a great amount of up to 500 million USD in aid to accelerate Afghan ... Full story

President Ghani inaugurates second phase of Darul Aman Palace reconstruction project

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on Thursday, inaugurated the second phase of the Darul Aman reconstruction project, said his office in a ... Full story

US Carter praises Afghan security forces’ counterinsurgents capability

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in his meeting discussed the country’s security and defense forces equipment, with US defense secretary, Ashton Carter who said the ... Full story

President Ghani chairs cabinet meeting

KABUL: Afghanistan cabinet approved President Ghani’s participation in the Turkmenistan held International Transport Conference and the Heart of Asia Conference held in India, expressed wide ... Full story

Afghan women economic empowerment widely supported

KABUL: During a meeting of President Ashraf Ghani with a number of Kabul based foreign countries’ representatives, some key issues including economic empowerment for the ... Full story

Taliban should opt peace process, like Hezb-e-Islami

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah asked the Taliban to opt peace like the Hezb-e-Islami, his office said in a statement the other day. Marking ... Full story

Coalition forces’ Nicholson assures Taliban failure

BRUSSELS: Top US and NATO forces’ commander, Gen. John Nicholson has assured that the Taliban would never succeed in Afghanistan, as according to him, the ... Full story

Danesh meets UN special envoy to Afghanistan

KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh met UN special representative in Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto here in Kabul the other day, during which both sides discussed ... Full story

Youth should take active part in national unity, Dr. Sadat

KABUL: A meeting “Role of Scientific and Academic Youth in National Unity” was held in Paktika province, where wide number of youth had taken part, ... Full story

Mostafavi urges for better celebration of Musa Shafiq seminar

KABUL: Cultural Committee for Celebrating of the 90th birth Anniversary of Musa Shafiq held meeting, BNA reported the other day. Deputy to Publication Affairs of the ... Full story

Fund not effective as terror rises

Terrorism and denouncing the vicious phenomenon was a subject took central stage at the inauguration ceremony of the 6th central Asia ministerial conference, where President ... Full story

Propagation for Daesh, extremism a crime, House

The controversial assertions of Abdul Hafiz Mansoor in connection with propagation for extremism in universities and mosques of Afghanistan caused the authorities of ministries of ... Full story

Afghan air-force leading 80pc of operations, MoD

Officials of the ministry for defense said, ‘over the last fifteen years, the Afghan air forces could successfully fight insurgents and currently, 80 percent of ... Full story

South Asian countries a bed for confidence building, cooperation

The meeting of foreign ministers of Istanbul process, Heart of Asia member countries was conducted in Amrister, India, a process which is the only political ... Full story

Opening Aqina railway encourages China to invest on Kabul-Quetta, Peshawar way

China is requesting construction of Peshawar-Kabul-Quetta railway at a time that in opinion of experts, with exploitation of Ata Murad Aqina Lozur raod-railway, a sound ... Full story

Painting campaign conducted to prevent corruption

The group—Art Lord Movement Organization uses street art to highlight social problems in Afghanistan after almost four decades of war. The group’s objective is to use ... Full story

NPC approves 27 contracts worth over 8.8 billion Afs

KABUL: Chaired by President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a meeting of the National Procurements Commission (NPC) approved 27 different contracts ... Full story

President Ghani congratulates Mirziyoyev as Uzbek president-elect

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday congratulated Shavkat Mirziyoyev as the president-elect of the neighboring Uzbekistan, said his ... Full story

CE Abdullah meets UN special envoy to Afghanistan

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met UN special envoy to Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto on Tuesday, during which both sides discussed variety of issues, his ... Full story

Meeting on “Tourism in Afghanistan, Challenges and Opportunities” held

KABUL: The Ministry of Information and Culture held a meeting to discuss tourism, challenges and opportunities, said Bakhtar News Agency. The meeting sought ways on opportunities, ... Full story

Blood donated to mark World Volunteers’ Day

KABUL: World Volunteers Day was marked, with a number of youth donating blood on the occasion, under the slogan of “Stay beside volunteers and identify ... Full story

NIU seizes 61 tons of narcotics in Kabul

KABUL: The National Interdiction Unit (NIU) said it had succeeded to seize a great quantity of narcotic in Kabul, the GMIC quoted in a report ... Full story

38 Taliban insurgents killed in Helmand

LASHKARGAH: 38 Taliban armed militants, including some commanders, were killed during air and ground raids conducted by the Afghan security forces. The provincial government ... Full story

Minister Hakimi discusses Brussels commitments with donor countries’ ambassadors

KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, the minister of finance met with (5+3+3) Ambassadors in Presidential Palace yesterday. Minister of Finance briefed them regarding the Post-BCA Planning, Reforms, Anti-Corruption, ... Full story

New customs and tax academy opened in Kabul

KABUL: Minister of Finance, Eklil Hakimi opened the new customs and tax academy in presence of Cabinet members, MPs, government officials, representatives of the embassies, ... Full story

Afghan government vows to prioritize women role

KABUL: The First National Conference on Women Empowerment in Agriculture was held at the Government Media and Information Center (GMIC) on December 3, 2016, a ... Full story

Afghan peace a hot topic, but restoration efforts still ambiguous

Foreign affairs advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister, Sartaj Aziz and foreign ministers from four countries called on Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi who said ‘ending ... Full story

Azure Route paves better way to trade

Lapis Lazuli or Azure Route is an important commercial route in Afghanistan, through which the Afghan merchants can transfer their commodities to the regional countries ... Full story

Heart of Asia Conference ought to divulge terror supporters

Although this is the sixth Heart of Asia conference that is held in different countries but this time India hosts it. Beside war on terror ... Full story

President Ghani slams Pakistan for ‘undeclared war’

NEW DELHI: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani accused Pakistan of waging an “undeclared war” and said Taliban insurgents fighting ... Full story

President Ghani urges Pakistan of fulfilling commitments

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Advisor to Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz asked him of his country’s step up ... Full story

VP Danesh chairs Laws Committee meeting

KABUL: Second Vice-President, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh called the responsibility of the national office preparation on anti-natural disasters, very important and said that considering the current ... Full story

Security key to Afghanistan’s prosperity: Zarif

AMRITSAR: Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized the importance of improving security in Afghanistan, saying that security and stability are key to ensuring prosperity ... Full story

FM Rabbani meets Turkmen counterpart in India

KABUL: Afghanistan Prime Minister, Salahuddin Rabbani in a meeting with his Turkmen counterpart Rashid Muradov, at the threshold of the 6th Ministerial Conference of the ... Full story

Iran, Russia accused of interference, continuation of war in Afghanistan

Accusing Iran and Russia on support of Taliban, commander of RS in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson said that these two countries are trying to weaken ... Full story

Terrorism, trade make top agenda of President Ghani, Modi meeting

AMRITSAR: India and Afghanistan will seek to corner Pakistan on their common problem of cross-border terrorism Terrorism, trade and defense assistance were at the top of ... Full story

Building capacities effective in spending development budget

Experiments from the recent years of assessment of spending of development budget in ministries show that the ministers have implemented slight percentage of their development ... Full story

Media play key role in changing people’s minds, experts

People and experts believed the media, compared to the last years, could play effective role in changing the people minds. They said the media role shouldn’t ... Full story

‘Heart of Asia Conference’ seeks ways to curb terrorism

As insurgency taking lives of innocent people in Afghanistan every day, a conference of major regional and global powers began yesterday in Amritsar city of ... Full story

President Ghani promises vast investment opportunities in Afghanistan

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with a number of Afghan merchants during his stay in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arabic Emirates ... Full story

President Ghani, US President-elect Donald Trump discuss ‘grave’ threat from terrorists

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and US president-elect Donald Trump held phone conversation, a statement from presidential press office said. According to the statement, President Ghani ... Full story

President Ghani attends UAE National Day Commemoration

ABU DHABI: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani left Kabul for Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arabic Emirates (UAE) here on Friday evening to attend the ... Full story

Chief Executive hints at importance of Islamic studies inside country to decrease extremism

KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah during his Herat visit met with Jihadi leader Amir Esmail Khan and a number of provincial tribal elders and ... Full story

MoIC saddened over injury of reporters in Zabul

KABUL: The Ministry of Information and Culture’s leadership saddened over injury of the three reporters in Zabul province, BNA reported. According to the agency, three ... Full story

‘Heart of Asia Conference’ begins with focus on tackling terror in region

AMRITSAR:  The Heart of Asia conference on the future of Afghanistan that began here yesterday with the senior officials’ meeting focused on the ways to ... Full story

Int’l conference calls for joint effort to protect endangered cultural heritages

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on second day of his official visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE) participated in ‘support endangered cultural heritages’ conference held ... Full story

Safeguarding endangered cultural heritage conference

A two-day international conference aimed at protecting cultural heritage during armed conflicts began yesterday in Abu Dhabi city of United Arabic Emirates (UAE). The “Safeguarding Endangered ... Full story

MoRR vows to address Afghan returnees’ problems

The ministry of refugees and repatriates, a body that has leading role on addressing internally displaced people and returnees’ problems has planned to provide the ... Full story

Violence against women non-Islamic act

25th of Nov has been celebrated since 1960 in the honor of three Miraball sisters who were killed for their activities against dictatorship, oppression ... Full story

Three million Afghans use drugs, Ministry

Afghanistan ministry of public health said nearly three million Afghans are using drugs, the first victims are children, teenagers, youth and women. The ministry said seven ... Full story

People with disabilities need urgent attention

Dec 3rd celebrated every year as the Int’l Day of Persons with Disabilities which was approved in 1992 by the UNGA. The goal behind the ... Full story

President Ghani attends funeral of Lt. Gen. Muhayuddin Ghori

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated in funeral ceremony of 207th Zafar Corps commander Lt. Gen. Muhayuddin Ghori, martyred lately due to fall of an ... Full story

China suggests trilateral talks on railroads

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Kong Xuanyou of the People’s Republic of ... Full story

Afghans can’t tolerate imposed war anymore, President Ghani tells US envoy

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Acting US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Laura Mille, a presidential ... Full story

Joint MoU in literacy sector signed

KABUL: Nine joint memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in literacy learning sector have been signed between ministry of education and all other ministries with participation of ... Full story

President off to UAE to attend global SECH conference

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the head of a high level delegation has traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend Safeguarding Endangered ... Full story

Bulgaria abided by protection of Afghan refugees’ rights

KABUL: Bulgarian Prime Minister in a telephone contact with chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah briefed related to recent incident in Afghan refugees’ camp that as ... Full story