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Clinton scores big win over Sanders in South Carolina

 Hillary Clinton overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, drawing staggering support from the state’s black Democrats and putting her in a strong position ... Full story

Govt. committed to overcome problems: Danesh

 KABUL: The government is firm to overcome all the problems in the country; this was stated by Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh in a meeting ... Full story

Massoud meets cabinet ministers on people problems in north, northeastern regions

 KABUL: Special Envoy of President on Reforms and Good Governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud who has recently visited Takhar, Badakhshan, Kunduz, Baghlan and Samangan provinces held ... Full story

Art makes main part of culture, Jahani

 KABUL: The country’s Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani in a meeting with a number of artists, said art makes main part of ... Full story

Late Daud Khan’s mausoleum to be constructed

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with the Great Kandahar elders and influential figures vowed to build ... Full story

Contracts of hotels around Hamid Karzai Airport reviewed

 KABUL: Contracts of several hotels including Oranous, Sitar-e-Shahr, Isteqlal and Khalij which located around and nearby Hamid Karzai International Airport were reviewed yesterday. In the meeting ... Full story

U.S. Embassy condemns Kabul, Kunar terrorist attacks

 KABUL: The U.S. Embassy emphatically condemns the terrorist attacks in Kabul and Kunar the other day that claimed the lives of dozens innocent civilians, including ... Full story

Peace appeal brazens militants

 A Taliban claimed suicide bombing took lives of nine people and injured many others including civilians in the capital Kabul, where the officials said took ... Full story

India invests $150m in Chabahar Port

 In his recent remarks on Chabahar port, the Indian Prime Minister Narandera Modi has said that his country plans to invest $150m for capacity building ... Full story

Religious scholars reject anti-polio vaccination propaganda as ignorance

 Afghanistan religious scholars made a strongly worded complaints about the Taliban group who are usually preventing anti polio campaign in their own controlled areas, as ... Full story

Fighting corruption on clerics’ perspective

 During Friday prayer, the Mullahs and preachers of Kabul city Masjids termed an overall war on corruption as an urgent need in Afghanistan. They called ... Full story

Crimes upsurge by 30 pc in Kabul, Obaidi

 However, there are concerns on increasing kidnappings, armed robberies and insecurities, Feraidoun Khan Obaidi, head of criminal investigation of Kabul said, ‘Criminal crimes have recently ... Full story

Syria ceasefire begins under US-Russia deal

 DAMASCUS: Guns fell silent across Syria on Saturday after a landmark UN-backed ceasefire came into effect, as a special task force led by rivals Moscow ... Full story

President Ghani confers state medal to outgoing RS commander in Afghanistan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani conferred high state medal of (First Grade Star) to John. F. Campbell, the outgoing Resolute Support Mission commander in Afghanistan ... Full story

Comprehensive plan drafted for transport development

 KABUL: Members of national transport committee has analyzed and reviewed comprehensive draft for creating durable city transport, suggesting that the plan would be implemented in ... Full story

President Ghani, chief executive flay Kunar, Kabul suicide attacks

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned suicide attacks in Kunar and Kabul city causing a number of innocent people killed and injured. The country’s ... Full story

President Ghani condoles death of al-Hajj Mulla Bori

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a message has condoled the demise of one of Kunduz elder al-Hajj Mulla Bori, passing away due to disease ... Full story

UNAMA joins Afghanistan to condemn Kunar suicide attack

 KABUL: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemnedyesterday’s suicide attack in Kunar province that killed 11 civilians and injured more than 30 others, ... Full story

Afghanistan welcomes Russia’s military assistance

 The Russian government has recently handed over its first military assistance consisting of 10000 Ak-47 to ANP. While the Afghan government sincerely appreciate Russian assistance, ... Full story

Report denounces land usurpation in Afghanistan

According to AFH report, 75 pc of these usurped lands were public properties and located in Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, Balkh, Nangarhar, Kunduz, Kapisa, Baghlan, Takhar, Logar, Nimroz, Ghazni and Khost provinces. ... Full story

Afghanistan’s economic, political stability depends on agriculture

 President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a press conference last week said that Afghanistan’s agriculture development would shape its economic and political stability and the government ... Full story

SCO makes worthy contribution to consolidation of regional peace, stability

 The international prestige of Uzbekistan is constantly growing due to the dynamic development in all spheres, carried out by our state peace policy and consistent ... Full story

MoHE tasked to address foreign based Afghan students’ problems

 KABUL: The cabinet session held with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair here the other day, a presidential statement said. At the outset, Minister of ... Full story

Clerics praise NUG for anti-polio efforts

 KABUL: The seminar on anti-polio campaign which was held with the initiative of the Ministry of Public Health and in close cooperation of the Ministries ... Full story

Presidential decree introduces Interior Minister, AG

 KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has picked Gen. Taj Mohammad Jahid as the nominee for the slot of Interior Minister and Mohammad Farid Hamidi as the ... Full story

India’s role vital in regional stability, says security advisor

 KABUL: National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar during a meeting with Indian ambassador in Kabul Manpreet Vohra, at his office on Thursday saidAfghanistan considered India ... Full story

Bamyan hosts session on elimination of violence against women

 KABUL: The 61st session on elimination of violence against women held in Bamyan with participation of the Publication Deputy Minister, Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi, Shah Jahan ... Full story

Mostafavi’s message on the 54th establishment anniversary of The Kabul Times- the only state-run English newspaper

 Hereby, I want to send a warm congratulation to the leading body of the Ministry of Information and Culture, the great media family and the ... Full story

Key to stop refugee flows: Unique higher education program for Conflict zones

The EU Refugee crisis cannot be effectively tackled without addressing the root problems. Why the unique higher education program for development in conflict zones with or without internet connectivity is the key to stop refugee flow? Is this the cheapest, most effective and most durable way to eventually reverse the trend by stabilizing the sending countries for a longer run? ... Full story

The Kabul Times’ historical background

 The Kabul Time was established on Feb 27 of 1962 during the reign of late King Mohammad Zahir Shah, under the order by the then ... Full story

Kabul power restored after pylons fixed, official

 Afghanistan’s main electric utility or Da Afghanistan Brishna Shirkat (DABS) said that the Kabul city’s power problem, resulted from the militant’s devastation of several power ... Full story

‘Afghan peace national, regional and international...

 KABUL: Afghanistan peace is a national, regional and international process, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said in a meeting held in Arg yesterday to introduce the ... Full story

‘Afghan peace national, regional and international process’, President Ghani

 KABUL: Afghanistan peace is a national, regional and international process, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said in a meeting held in Arg yesterday to introduce the ... Full story

Minister Jahani praises Samar International Institute

 KABUL: Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani praised Samar International Institute for its efforts in redevelopment of the Afghan languages here yesterday, BNA ... Full story

We need to change sport into national culture, Massoud

 KABUL: President’s Special Envoy on Reforms and Good Governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud in a ceremony yesterday encouraged and praised the medal winners of the country, ... Full story

Fourth QCG meeting held in Afghanistan

 KABUL: The fourth meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China on the Afghan Peace and Reconciliation process ... Full story

Mostafavi visits Bamyan

 BAMYAN: Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Publication Affairs, Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi visited Bamyan to attend the conference on elimination of violence against women ... Full story

VP Dostum travels to Shiberghan

 KABUL: First Vice President, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum visited Jauzjan provincial capital Shiberghan yesterday and in meeting with security officials expressed concerns over increasing security ... Full story

Harming people against a sacred goal

 Since the recent less than a month, the Kabul citizens faced power shortage after several electricity towers had reportedly been sawed or exploded by the ... Full story

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Remarks by FM Rabbani at the 4th meeting of QCG

 Honorable Members of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Please allow me to extend a very warm welcome to members of the QCG delegations from Pakistan, ... Full story

HPC with new leadership promising

 In 2010, the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, set to draw a blueprint to may find a solution for peace and stability in ... Full story

Attention to environment, real life

 The god-gifted environment is what surrounded us and we live in, and use the provided facilities including water and air, grounds and fields and their ... Full story

Ghani Khan’s poetry English translation unveiled

KABUL: In a ceremony held yesterday at Ministry of Information and Culture press hall for reviewing English translation of Ghani Khan’s poems, participants discussed Ghani ... Full story

Massoud’s message on 3rd Hoot uprising

3rd Hoot of 1358 H.S reminding us the uprising of brave Kabul citizens against the invasion of the then USSR Red Army. In this day a ... Full story

Afghanistan committed to fight corruption, Atmar

KABUL: National security advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar met yesterday with SIGAR chairman. In the meeting, quality of big reconstruction projects in Afghanistan and commitment of ... Full story

Deputy Women Minister for Finance, Admin introduced

KABUL: In a ceremony held and was attended by the Minister of Women’s Affairs, the newly appointed deputy minister of Finance and Admin introduced to ... Full story

Senate saddened over Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi’s abduction

KABUL: Senate’s chairman Fazil Hadi Muslimyar, senators and general directorate of Senate’s secretariat in a message have expressed deep sadness over kidnapping former governor of ... Full story

State plans to boost agriculture development

The Afghan government has recently organized the 4th national conference on agriculture development and haltering of waters. In this conference those issues were discussed which ... Full story

Sophisticated equipment, foremost need of ANSF

 In their interview with The Kabul Times reporter, a number of people and military experts requested the international community to further support Afghan National Security ... Full story

Die in own country rather than drown in waters

Scores of Afghan refugees have reportedly died; either in the hosting countries’ border soldiers shelling or being suffocated in the Greece’s waters. Recently several ... Full story

Prospects of war and peace in Afghanistan

War in Afghanistan is a multidimensional, complicated regional powerful element. The increasing regional content of this war has this potential to destabilize whole the region. ... Full story

290m Afghanis saved in 21 contracts, MoD

 KABUL: National Procurement Commission (NPC) with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held meeting in Arg yesterday, during which a series of contracts and ... Full story

CE message on Int’l Mother Language Day

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in his message to mark the International Mother Language Day said that getting education in native language is important ... Full story

Laws Committee endorses expropriation law

He also thanked the ministry for justice and independent directorate of land for drafting the law, saying the objectives of the law include facilitating the ground to implement master plan of cities and public projects, transferring land, resettling owners of the expropriating lands and compensating land owners. ... Full story

Int’l Mother Language Day marked

 KABUL: With reading out the message of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the International Mother Language Day was observed in a ceremony held at the hall ... Full story

Drones build ANSF capacities

 Media released reports on premature access of ANA to INISTU ScanEagle drones which are expected to be flown in March 2016 by Afghan experts and ... Full story

Art developing in Afghanistan Qadir Ariayee moving forward

 An Afghan actor, director and cinematographer, Qader Ariayee said he was making efforts to develop his own made film of Lezzat-e-Shawq ‘Joy of Enthusiasm’ to ... Full story

ANSF achievements should not go in vain

 Last week, the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have shined well in battlefields, where they lunched different joint operations and cleaned many areas from insurgents.  For ... Full story

3rd Hoot uprising a historical gesture

 Following the arrival of the then USSR troops in Afghanistan 36 years ago, the 3rd of Hoot popular uprising took place in 1358 H.S. This ... Full story

“Agriculture should be changed from tradition to profession”, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in his speech in 4th national promotion and development agricultural conference held yesterday at presidential palace said development and promotion ... Full story

Minister Jahani’s message on Int’l Mother Language Day

 Language is indeed an important means for communication, thought, recognition and preserving the culture of a country is the basic element of the civilizations. Existence ... Full story

CE deputy congratulates Pashto language enlisting in Google online Translate system

 KABUL: Chief executive deputy Eng. Mohammad Khan in a message has congratulated including of Pashto Language in Google translate to countrymen in particular Pashtoon society, ... Full story

MoI committed to countercorruption through effective mechanism

 KABUL: Interior minister in a meeting yesterday with members of independent joint committee on overseeing and assessment for counter corruption said he was trying to ... Full story

Illiteracy causes instability, poverty

 Education is an effective tool of social change as it empowers people with essential skills for learning, communication, productivity, solution of problem and harmonious living. ... Full story

Unemployment spikes in Afghanistan

 In the Afghanistan’s constitution of article 48, it has been stated that beside security, providing job opportunities for the country’s citizens, is being considered as ... Full story

Child soldier recruitment surges

 Recruitment and use of children in Afghanistan is triggered by a complex set of reasons including duty to the family, patriotism, honor and economic difficulties. ... Full story

Children recruitment in security forces’ fully prevented, officials

 Government officials have said children recruitment in the security forces have completely been prevented, with the foreign ministry’s deputy political minister, Hekmat Khalil Karzai in ... Full story

Implementation of rule of law restricts corruption

 Nowadays existence of extensive corruption is discussed in administrative structure of the country. Domestic and foreign experts consider existence of vast corruption in Afghanistan as ... Full story

Afghan forces moving forward

 The harsh status quo, with overwhelming securities has not only concerned the people of Afghanistan but could also create a warning to the world countries. John ... Full story

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Ankara bombing: Turkey strikes Kurds in Iraq and Syria

 Turkey's military has hit Kurdish targets in Syria and Iraq, just hours after a suicide car bombing killed at least 28 people in the heart ... Full story

President Ghani holds video conference with military leaders of eastern and southeastern zones

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held video conference with the military leaders and commanders of 201 and 203 Corps and reviewed the security situation in ... Full story

President Ghani confers govt. medal to Denmark ambassador

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in recognition of the services and contribution of Denmark and personnel efforts of Danish ambassador to Afghanistan Uffe Wolffhechel in ... Full story

President Ghani meets Wahidi’s family

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held meeting with Shukrullah Wahidi the brother of Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi the former governor of Herat and his son Nasrullah ... Full story

No child soldier in Afghanistan security forces rank: Danesh

 KABUL: The second vice president Sarwar Danesh in meeting with Leila Zerrougui the special envoy of UN Secretary-General on children and armed conflicts here the ... Full story

Google adds Online Pashto Translate system

 KABUL: Afghanistan Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a message, congratulated the nation, particularly, the Pashto speaking Afghans, on the occasion of the Google Admin’s ... Full story

VP Gen. Dostum sympathizes with families of terror victims in Faryab

 KABUL: The first vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum has expressed his sympathy with the families of the victims of terror attack of the mine ... Full story

Ankara terrorist attack condemned

 KABUL: The government of Afghanistan has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that claimed over two lives and injured several others in Ankara the other day. President ... Full story

France committed for long-term cultural cooperation with Afghanistan

 KABUL: French ambassador to Afghanistan, Zhan Michael Marlo, in a meeting with the country’s Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani pledged for long-term ... Full story

Rabbani meets UN officials

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs met yesterday Ms. Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, the ... Full story

MoI urges for exact accountability

 KABUL: Noorul Haq Uloomi, in the budget committee meeting of the ministry of interior, emphasized for transparency and exact accountability in the budget expenditure, Bakhtar ... Full story

Insecurity main reason behind Afghanistan’s problems, Youth Network

 KABUL: ‘Youth Activists Network for Peace and Change’ held a meeting on security organs situation and increasing civilian casualties yesterday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) said. Supporting ... Full story

Concentration on Daesh not to ignore other extremist circles

 Nowadays, the international community has concentrated on suppressing of Daesh as an extremist and terrorist force who has been threatening the world stability and security. ... Full story

War in Baghlan strategic areas

 Following their defeat in Kunduz five mounts ago, the Taliban insurgents concentrated their focus in Baghlan strategic province. Baghlan has a lot of attractions for Taliban ... Full story

Reasons behind migration crisis

 Humanitarian calamities have caused more than one million immigrants to seek asylum to European countries over the last year. Afghanistan is reportedly the second country that ... Full story

Govt. committed to safeguard children's rights, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met the other day with UN special envoy on children affairs Laili Zarooqi at Sapidar palace. In the meeting, UN ... Full story

CE meets former French envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met the other day with former French envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan in Kabul. In the meeting attended by French ... Full story

CE's message on former Red Army's pullout of Afghanistan

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a message has congratulated the day the of victory of Afghanistan mujahid nation over Soviet Union’s troops to ... Full story

Badakhshan, Samangan people applaud Ahmad Zia Massoud as successor of National Hero

 AIBAK: Special envoy to President on Reforms and Good Governance Ahmad Zia Massoud arrived Sunday Samangan after visiting northern and north-eastern provinces of the country. In ... Full story

Comprehensive justice, judiciary reform programs underway, VP

 KABUL: The second vice president, Sarwar Danesh, met with newly appointed ambassador of Britain, Dominic Jeremy here the other day, a statement from second VP ... Full story

Turkey assists Afghans in critical situations, Jahani

 KABUL: Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani met Noman Ordogan general director of Afghan-Turk schools here the other day, BNA reported. At the outset, ... Full story

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hits all time high – UNAMA report

 KABUL: The number of civilians killed or injured in Afghanistan in 2015 was the highest in the last seven years amid increased fighting between pro-government ... Full story

Atmar praises US aids to Afghanistan

 KABUL: National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar met yesterday with US deputy secretary of defense in Kabul. In the meeting, both sides discussed security situation of ... Full story

MoFA summons Pak ambassador over Wahidi’s abduction

 KABUL: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on Sunday summoned Pakistan’s ambassador to express serious concerns over the kidnapping of a ... Full story

14 historic relics handed over to MoIC

 KABUL: Ministry of Interior submitted fourteen historic relics which were seized from a residential area in Balkh province to Sayed Mosadiq Khalili, deputy minister on ... Full story

VP, Minister of Defense discuss security situation

 KABUL First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum in a meeting with acting minister of defense Mohammad Masoum Stanekzai focused on security issues and instructed ... Full story

VP, Minister of Defense discuss security situation

 KABUL First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum in a meeting with acting minister of defense Mohammad Masoum Stanekzai focused on security issues and instructed ... Full story

VP, Minister of Defense discuss security situation

 KABUL First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum in a meeting with acting minister of defense Mohammad Masoum Stanekzai focused on security issues and instructed ... Full story

Rise in civilian casualties concerning

 The current violence and bloodshed are reminiscent of the bloody days of war which led to great casualties. The spiral internecine – that raises the ... Full story

Over 50,000 vacancies & uncertain educated youths

  A number of Afghan youth blamed the government of national unity (NUG) for keeping tens of thousands of educated youth in uncertainty, while there ... Full story

Cancer treatment ward to be opened in Isteqlal hospital, official

 Addressing a media gathering held on the occasion of world day of fight against cancer, Minister of Public Health, Dr. Ferozzudin Feroz said that the ... Full story

Daesh on the run in Afghanistan

 ISIS has been trying to establish itself in Afghanistan, resulting in a bitter and violent battle against the Taliban for supremacy of the Islamist insurgency ... Full story

US troops in Helmand help war on terror get success

 The US officials said that hundreds of troops are expected to be deployed in Southern volatile province of Helmand in order to support Afghan National ... Full story

War in Afghanistan not internal issue, President Ghani

 KABUL: Addressing the 52nd Munich Security Conference on Friday, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said that threats raised from terrorism is indeed the fifth political wave ... Full story

No dispute over holding elections, state reforms, VP

 KABUL: US deputy ambassador to Kabul yesterday called on second vice president Sarwar Danesh. In the meeting, the second vice president while expressing sadness over slowness ... Full story

Session on wage specification, regularizing of civil service employees’ salaries held

 KABUL: Chaired by second vice president Sarwar Danesh, the session of committee on specification of at least wage and organizing salary system of government employees ... Full story

MoIC, ASA stress on bolstering cooperation

 KABUL: Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan’s (ASA) officials and Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani, discussed enhancing cooperation between the two institutions during ... Full story

Public support essential to suppress terrorists, Massoud

 KUNDUZ: In his series of provincial tours, the president’s special representative on reform and good governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud visited northeastern Kunduz province here the ... Full story

Operations ongoing in Dand-e-Ghori of Baghlan, MoD spokesman

 KABUL: The spokesperson of Ministry of Defense (MoD) has rejected report related to stopping of operations in Dand-e-Ghori of Baghlan, saying that the operation would ... Full story

Minister of Urban Development visits eastern provinces

 KABUL: Urban development minister Sayed Saadat Mansour Naderi paid a visit to eastern provinces the other day. During his visit to Laghman, minister of urban development ... Full story

Any measure to improve security would be admired

 The U.S. army spokesman said that hundreds of American troops are expected to be sent back to Helmand province to reinforce ANSF in Southern areas. ... Full story

Valentine’s Day comes into light in Afghanistan

 14th Feb coincides with the world day of love and affection which is celebrated in most countries under the name of Valentine’s Day every year. Although ... Full story

World Radio Day highlights role in times of disaster

 World Radio Day (February 13) is a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks ... Full story

Joint Commission for Implementation of BSA held in Kabul

 Almost, one and half year elapsed from the signing of BSA with the US. But the first meeting of commission on implementation of this security ... Full story

President Ghani chairs cabinet session

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the cabinet’s session was held the other day at presidential palace. In the session, the country’s President first spoke ... Full story

President Ghani in Germany to attend ‘Munich Security Conference’

 KABUL: Leading a high ranking delegation, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani off to Germany to attend 52nd Munich Conference here the other day, a presidential statement ... Full story

Afghan air forces on new combat phase, president Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended a ceremony which was held to exhibit flights of the military aircrafts here in Kabul airport the other day, ... Full story

Faryab elders call on CE Abdullah

 KABUL: Chief Executive of Islamic Repulic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met a number of Faryab elders, influential, Ulema and Jihadi leaders here the other ... Full story

Takhar Jihadists, Ulema form anti-Taliban resistance council

 KABUL: Jihadi commanders and Ulema of Takhar have stressed in a vast gathering on counter terrorism and Taliban, asking the government to be decisive in ... Full story

Transparent mechanism important in civil service recruitment, VP

 KABUL: Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh says clear mechanism should be prepared for appointment process of directors and employees of second units in the provinces. A ... Full story

More uplift projects to be kicked off in Ghor, CE

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in his meeting with a number of Ghor influential figure vowed to do his best to restore security in ... Full story

International community should consistently fight terrorism, Mohaqiq

 KABUL: Second Deputy to Chief Executive, Hajji Mohammad Mohaqiq met UN Special Representative, Tadamichi Yamamoto to Afghanistan here yesterday, the BNA reported. In the meeting, both ... Full story

Rabbani meets Iranian ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs met Iranian ambassador to Kabul, Mohammad Reza Bahrami here yesterday. At the outset, ambassador Bahrami briefed minister of foreign ... Full story

Amir Ali Shir Nawaei Scientific Seminar Held

 KABUL: Chaired by Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani, the meeting of preparation commission on holding Amir Ali Shir Nawaei International Scientific Seminar ... Full story

Cancer treatment in Afghanistan

 The fatal-but-curable cancer disease has recently prevailed among the Afghan citizens. Majority of our countrymen have to travel abroad for cancer treatment.  Fortunately, recently, cancer treatment ... Full story

Highway insecurity; MoI instructs for tightening country-wide security

 The ministry of interior, in a security meeting with the senior security officials of his ministry, insisted on insuring security across the country’s throughways, particularly ... Full story

Drum up supports to ANSF would increase combat morale

 The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) who have the duty of defending the national sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of their homeland, trying to accomplish ... Full story

Should the US just stay in Afghanistan?

 President Obama has vowed to get the US out of Afghanistan, but some experts are now saying a small, permanent presence there and elsewhere could ... Full story

Oh my god! Please cure your humble servant.

Low quality medicine increasing in Afghan markets.

E-Governance to reduce corruption

 In recent years, Afghanistan has witnessed unprecedented and phenomenal growth in ICT. Apart from the fast growth in Internet and mobile technology services provided by ... Full story

Telecommunications rates to be reduced, official

 The telecommunications has witnessed much improvements within last 14 years and more than 3 billion USD have been invested in the said sector so far. Talking ... Full story

Government trying to create acceptable electoral system, Hashemi

 Criticizing on the parliament of the country, the government officials said, ‘The president’s legislative decree on bringing reforms in election law has been rejected by ... Full story

Optimisms on QCG peace talks’ success

 The third round of the QCG meeting held in Pakistan’s capital city Islamabad has accompanied verbal meme among both the Afghans including experts, waiting for ... Full story

President Ghani accepts credentials of new Sri Lankan ambassador to Afghanistan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani accepted credentials of the newly appointed Sri Lankan ambassador, to Afghanistan here yesterday afternoon, a presidential statement said. In the ceremony ... Full story

CE meets new British ambassador to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah had a courtesy meeting yesterday with British newly-appointed ambassador to Kabul at Sapidar palace. In the meeting, the country’s chief ... Full story

FM, Tajikistan ambassador discuss bilateral ties

 KABUL: Foreign Affairs Minister Salahuddin Rabbani in a meeting yesterday with Tajikistan ambassador to Kabul Sharifuddin Imamov recalled of Tajikistan’s cooperation with Afghanistan in various ... Full story

Govt. to stay true to constitution in peace talks, deputy spokesperson

 KABUL: Presidential deputy spokesman says efforts are underway for peace talks and bringing lasting peace in 2016. Speaking to journalists in a news conference yesterday, Presidential ... Full story

Youth addiction serious challenge, deputy minister

 Afghan youth addiction is being considered as the major challenge, where nearly three millions of the country’s population are addicted and more percentage of which ... Full story

Japan funds 2 new demining projects in Afghanistan

 KABUL: The Embassy of Japan in Afghanistan organized a signing ceremony for two demining projects in Northern and Central regions of Afghanistan. In the ceremony, which ... Full story

President Ghani chairs cabinet meeting

 KABUL: The cabinet with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held meeting yesterday, BNA reported. In the outset of the meeting, as per agenda, the ... Full story

Establishment of Islamic Universities in Afghanistan helps youth not flee abroad, Gen. Dostum

 KABUL: First Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum has said establishment of Islamic Universities in the country would help prevent ... Full story

Peace should be a political process to end violence, Mustaghani

 KABUL: Spokesman for the ministry of foreign affairs, Ahmad Shekib Mustaghni said the other day that the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) meeting held in Islamabad ... Full story

Gilani likely to head HPC: Qasimyar

 KABUL: Mohammad Ismael Qasimyar the advisor on international affairs with the High Peace Council (HPC) has said that Pir Sayed Ahmad Gilani is likely to ... Full story

Uloomi’s resignation rumor: Spokesman

 KABUL: Deputy Spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, Najibullah Danesh has rejected a rumor attributed to the resignation of Minister of Interior, Nurol Haq Ulomi, ... Full story

Peace talks should alleviate Afghans’ pains, hardships

 It seems that with preparing of a roadmap of peace talks, these talks enter a new phase. It is expected that basic changes appear in ... Full story

Afghanistan joins anti-ISIS global coalition

 Joining of Afghanistan to anti-ISIS global coalition provides this opportunity to this country to exploit global capacities in war on Daesh especially in eastern parts.  According ... Full story

Corruption still problematic in Afghanistan

 Afghanistan is suffering corruption since long, reportedly enlisted as one of the world’s third corrupt nations. However, Afghanistan is ranked as one of the world’s most ... Full story

Security, economic stability urgent needs

 Economy is one of the basic priorities of every society and at present, the governments and nations say the first words in national and international ... Full story

Security, economic stability urgent needs

 Economy is one of the basic priorities of every society and at present, the governments and nations say the first words in national and international ... Full story

Kabul air pollution hits worst level in winter

In the last fifteen years, the Afghan government failed to introduce an alternative to wood and coal for the residents of Kabul and others big cities. ... Full story

Destruction of infrastructures against armed oppositions’ claim

 Taliban have recently claimed that they have no hostility with achievements of the Afghan people, would not target public installations and are not targeting big ... Full story

‘Afghan peace process complicated by rise of IS, split in Taliban’

 The emergence of the Islamic State and the splintering of the Taliban have added to the complexities of the fragile process aimed at bringing the ... Full story

Afghans express concern over increasing foreign insurgents’ activity

 Despite of the achievements of security and defending forces in various fields, concerns of the people  due to  the presence and threats of foreign insurgents ... Full story

Joint treaties with regional, world countries in Afghanistan’s interest

 The Afghan government has intensified its efforts for the country’s stability and economic development. For this purpose so far, 25 agreements and memorandum of understandings ... Full story

President Ghani seeks China’s crucial role in peace talks

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Yao Jing ambassador of the People’s Republic of China here in Arg yesterday, presidential press statement said. At the ... Full story

NPC approves 12 contracts

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the national procurement commission’s session was held the other day at presidential palace. In the session, 41 projects ... Full story

Youth bringing reforms, development and creativity, Massoud

 KABUL: Presidential Senior Advisor on reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Masoud in a session titled ‘youth role in budget of 1395’ was held yesterday ... Full story

Cultural, art exhibition held in Kabul

 KABUL: A cultural and art exhibition titled ‘Iran, my homeland was held yesterday in Kabul on the occasion of 37th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic revolution ... Full story

High commission on urban development holds session

 KABUL: A session of high commission for city expansion was held yesterday under the chairmanship of presidential senior advisor on reforms and good governance Ahmad ... Full story

President Ghani, VP Dostum review security situation

 KABUL: First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum called on President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at presidential palace to discuss security condition of the country. In the ... Full story

Less people security partnership, a reason behind growing insurgencies: President Ghani

 While the Afghan government considers itself committed to ensure security of its nationals, the president said that lack of people partnership in ensuring security is ... Full story

President Ghani accepts new British ambassador’s credentials

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani accepted the other the credentials of the new British ambassador to Afghanistan during a ... Full story

CE meets Indian NSA

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Indian government’s National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit Doval in New Delhi on Thursday, BNA reported. Matters relating mutual interests ... Full story

CE Meets Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah at the sideline of conference on counter-terrorism in Jaipure city of India met Mohammad Ibrahim Rahimpor, Iranian Deputy Foreign ... Full story

Overcoming terror requires regional, world countries honest cooperation: Massoud

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud, Special Envoy of President on Reforms and Good Governance in meeting with Russian Ambassador and Special Envoy to Afghanistan here the ... Full story

Praying ceremony of Ustad Mazari’s mother held

 KABUL: Fatiha Khani (Praying ceremony) to pay tribute to the mother of late Ustad Shaheed Abdul Ali Mazari was held here in a local Masjid ... Full story

Famous singer Hayat Gardezi dies

 KABUL: The country’s famous singer, Hayat Gardezi dies following stroke at the age of 61 and was laid to rest in Shuhadai Salheen area of ... Full story

Fighting Daesh needs global efforts: Atmar

 KABUL: Presidential Advisor on National Security, Mohammad Hanif Atmar who met the Turkish General Secretary of National Security Council, Saifullah Hashim Oghlo in Ankara the ... Full story

Sweden to provide $1billion aid for Afghanistan

 KABUL: In his meeting with the Swedish Ambassador, Andres Shoberg, Second Deputy to Chief Executive, Hajji Mohammad Mohaqiq discussed some key issues the other day, ... Full story

New academic year, lack of school buildings

 Based on last years’ experiences, with the advent of new educational year, the registration process of the new students will begin throughout the country.  The eligible ... Full story

Kabul still with no mayor; challenges going on

 The Kabul citizens have complained about the still government failure to have the capital with a mayor, to rapidly go ahead with the related affairs. One ... Full story

Joint regional, global war on terror an urgent need

 For many years, Afghanistan has been strongly damaged by the imposed war and terrorism, and even now it takes victims every day and carries out ... Full story

Baghlan insecurities dipped Kabul for weeks into darkness

 One week after the destruction of the first power pylon in Baghlan, the Breshna Company have recently reported on destruction of few other power pylons. Although, ... Full story

Discussion should be made on securing journalists’ rights, privileges

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in the series of his meeting the media entities had met with a number ... Full story

CE meets Afghan students in India

 KABUL: Afghanistan Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has met with the Indian based Afghan students, and discussed their problems from near, Bakhtar News Agency reported ... Full story

Massoud thanks international community for supporting Afghanistan

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud, Special Envoy of President on Reforms and Good Governance in meeting with deputy to British ambassador to Afghanistan, Martin Langdon expressed ... Full story

Afghanistan, Iran poetry held

 KABUL: The poets of Afghanistan and Iran held a poetry recitation in the Ministry of Information and Culture hall here yesterday, BNA reported. In his opening ... Full story

Eng. Mohammad Khan denounces Monday’s suicide incident as foreign circles’ plotted

 KABUL: First Deputy to Chief  Executive, Eng. Mohammad Khan condemned in the strongest term the suicide attack in the capital Kabul, where some two dozens ... Full story

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Afghanistan

Media still subject to threat

 Few weeks ago, a bloody incident taking place in the capital Kabul’s Darul Aman highway took at least seven media workers lives and injured over ... Full story

Implementation of president’s decree helps solve media problems

 Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan issued a decree the other day, based on which the government institutions should treat with ... Full story