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‘We are ready to bring fundamental reforms this year,’ President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has categorically described the current year as the year of reforms, saying “We are ready for bringing fundamental reforms this ... Full story

Govt. to prioritize people’s problems: Massoud

 KABUL: Special Representative of President on Reforms and Good Governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud in a meeting with a delegation of elders and elites of Qarabagh ... Full story

Travel agencies receive capacity building certificates

KABUL: The managing directors and owners of 25 travel agencies have received capacity building certificates after attending a seminar organized by Garzandoi Directorate of the ... Full story

Turkmenistan ambassador calls on deputy foreign minister

 KABUL: Turkmenistan ambassador to Afghanistan Togho Lakov called on Dr. Nasir Ahmad Andesha, Deputy Minister of Foreign on Administrative and Financial Affairs here yesterday during ... Full story

1,500 deprived children to get free private schools education

 KABUL:  Based on agreement inked by Dr. Kamal Sadat, Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Youth Affairs, and Mohammad Daud Babur Shinwari, head of ... Full story

Danesh condoles Ibrahimi for family members’ loss

 KABUL: My dear brother, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, Wolesi Jirga Chairman! Regretfully, I got informed that four members of your family have been killed in a traffic ... Full story

VP Dostum returns home

 KABUL: First Vice President, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum has returned home after visiting the Republic of Turkey and UAE yesterday, BNA reported. During his stay to ... Full story

Plenty of problems ahead of Afghan women football team

 Since eight years, the Afghan female football team has been operating within the framework of NOC.  The Kabul Times reporter has interviewed the Capitan of AFFT ... Full story

Fruit market costing $8m built in Kandahar

 Work is in progress for the construction of a big fruit market in Kandahar at the cost of $8m joint investment of the provincial municipality ... Full story

TB treatment level increased by 97 pc in Afghanistan, official

 KABUL: Speaking on the occasion of world TB Day marked here in Kabul yesterday, Minister of Public Health, Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz said that the level ... Full story

Official corruption weakens trust between people and government

 Recently, presidential envoy in reforms and good governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud had a meeting with representatives of nine districts of Parwan province and wanted them ... Full story

Khaneshin retaken with broad security coordination, official

 KABUL: During the latest security forces wide-ranging offensives in the most restive southern province of Helmand, the long Taliban controlled Khanshin district had been retaken ... Full story

President Ghani launches Kabul city cleaning program

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani began cleaning program from Bebe Mehru area of the Kabul city, a presidential statement said. Accompanied by the Kabul mayor and ... Full story

President Ghani praises Afghan cricket team’s performance in World Cup T20

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday congratulated the Afghan cricket team and coaches via telephone on the historic victory against high-flying West Indies in ... Full story

CE seeks Pakistan’s honest cooperation in counterterrorism

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

UAE eases visa process for Afghan citizens

 KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Salahuddin Rabbani, met with charge de affairs of United Arabic Emirate’s embassy in Kabul here ... Full story

8th congress of Afghanistan Gynecologists Association held

 KABUL: The 8th congress for Afghanistan Gynecologists Association was held in Kabul yesterday. BNA reported. In the congress, achievements and challenges facing the country’s gynecologists were ... Full story

Anti-Afghan culture signboards to be amended

 KABUL: Chaired by acting mayor of Kabul Eng. Mohammad Aslam Akrami, a session was held yesterday for changing and amendment of those boards which are ... Full story

President Ghani, CE Abdullah condemn deadly Lahore blast

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani condemned the deadly Lahore attack which dozens have been killed and injured here the other day, a presidential statement said. Besides ... Full story

VP Dostum, Sheikh Mansour discuss bilateral cooperation

 KABUL: First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum has held talks with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al ... Full story

USAID to support development programs of Deputy Ministry on Youth Affairs

 KABUL: The Deputy Minister on Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Information and Culture met with representative of the USAID here yesterday, BNA reported. Hinting to ... Full story

Afghan returnees still landless

 Some six million Afghan refugees have reportedly returned the country, since the Taliban regime downfall, some finding their houses destroyed and some, their lands being ... Full story

Forceful eviction of Afghans from European countries prevented: MoRR

 The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriates (MoRR) said that as a result of much efforts this ministry has prevented the forceful deportation of Afghan asylum ... Full story

Pakistan’s sincere cooperation vital for restoration of peace, stability in Afghanistan

 Simultaneous with holding of QCG meetings among Afghanistan, Pakistan, US and China, the House asked Pakistan sincere and practical steps in war on terror and ... Full story

ANSF’s offensive role helps eradicate insurgents’ strongholds

 2015 was a challenging year for Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).  ANSF managed to repulse Taliban’s offensives in many parts of the country. Taliban insurgency in ... Full story

Pakistan should practically cooperate Afghanistan peace talks

 Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif has recently said that his government honestly supprts Afghanistan in peace process.  Prior to this, Pakistani officials expressed that their country ... Full story

Afghanistan geologists’ outlook

 However, comprehensive researches has not so far been conducted in Afghanistan, but historically it has rich mines. In the past, the northeastern province of Badakhshan ... Full story

Distribution of lands among farmers for better agricultural products

 In the ceremony of farmers’ festivity and inauguration of exhibition of agricultural products, addressing the farmers, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani suggested that you are the ... Full story

‘Ongoing year, the year of dynamism, plan and action,’ President Ghani

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, while visiting the personnel of special operation force division acclaimed them of creating fear and dread in ... Full story

CE meets new chairman of International Organization for Refugees

 KABUL: Afghanistan Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in his meeting with the new chairman of the International Organization for Refugees, spoke on some related issues, ... Full story

Medal winners praised

 KABUL: Afghanistan medal winners who shined well in different sports fields have been praised, with presidential special representative on reforms and good governance, Ahmad Zia ... Full story

Specification of corruption source a must, Massoud

 KABUL: Chaired by President’s Special Representative on Reforms and Good Governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud, the meeting of Administrative Reforms Committee was held yesterday, BNA reported.  In ... Full story

Afghanistan post historic World Twenty20 win over high-flying West Indies

 Minnows Afghanistan scripted history on Sunday as they defeated 2012 champions West Indies by 6 runs in their final group league encounter of the ICC ... Full story

Afghanistan create history, beat West Indies by 6 runs in World T20

 Minnows Afghanistan scripted history on Sunday as they defeated 2012 champions West Indies by 6 runs in their final group league encounter of the ICC ... Full story

Parwan Jihadi figures ask Massoud to establish resistance council against Taliban

 KABUL: The president’s special representative on reform and good governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud, met with a number of Jihadi figures of 9 districts of Parwan ... Full story

Kamal Sadaat asks youth not to flee abroad – serve country

 KABUL: The Deputy Minister of MoIC on Youth Affairs says that the country’s youth can benefit the facilities available in the deputy ministry, asking the ... Full story

Kunduz tragedy won’t be repeated, governor

 KUNDUZ: Speaking at the ceremony marking the opening of new education year, Kunduz governor assured students that the province wont collapse and the tragedy won’t ... Full story

20 Afghan military students sent to US for aviation trainings

 Amid efforts to boost the capabilities of the Afghan Air Force, 20 Afghan military students have been sent to United States for trainings in aviation ... Full story

West Indies look to avoid Afghanistan slip-up ahead semi-final showdown

 NAGPUR: They may have secured a semi-final slot with three straight victories but in-form West Indies would like to continue their winning ways when they ... Full story

Potable water essential for life

 Water is not only a vital element of creatures but also it is an essential part of progress and evaluation of mankind on the planet. ... Full story

SCO; Cooperation for peace, stability, development & prosperity

 On the eve of its sixteenth anniversary, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has firmly established itself on the world scene as a reputable interstate structure. It ... Full story

Afghans can unitedly overcome challenges

 Clash between the two parties’ supporters in northwestern province of Faryab has left one killed and four wounded on Thursday. Similar protest held in Sar-i-Pul, ... Full story

ANSF achievements effective in ensuring security, MoD

 Ministry of Defense officials says that Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) has obtained considerable achievements in ensuring security in the country so far. “There is no ... Full story

HPC hopes upcoming QCG meeting sets date for direct peace talks

 The HPC expects the 5th QCG meeting to be held at the end of March and waiting the decision to be made by Afghanistan, Pakistan, ... Full story

Education guarantees Afghanistan’s bright future

 Actually, one leads to another. The first difference between the two (knowledge and education) is that education is a formal process, whereas knowledge is informal ... Full story

Sapling plantation helps environment protection, greenery

 Upon the advent of the new year, sapling plantation campaign was launched throughout the country by different public and private organizations for improvement of environment ... Full story

World stability depends on situation in war-torn countries

 Afghanistan is the only country around the globe to seriously be considered for discussion by countries worldwide on its various sectors such as politics, economy ... Full story

Opening Remarks of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at G7+ Ministerial Meeting

 In the name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate YourExcellencies. Minister Marah, my colleague His Excellency XananaGusmao, Minister Tadjidinne, Minister Konneh, Special Envoy Pires, ... Full story

New Year hoped to be a prosperous year for Afghanistan

 Despite many achievements and challenges in different sectors, the solar year of 1394 had ended and 1395 has started. Meanwhile, the officials of the government of ... Full story

G7+ ministerial meeting seeks global attention to war-torn states

 Kabul: The two-day Fourth Ministerial Meeting of (G7+) countries hosted by the Islamic Republic of Afghanis was held in the Ministry Foreign Affairs. The meeting ... Full story

President Ghani meets new UN special envoy to Afghanistan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Tadamichi Yamamoto, the newly appointed UN envoy to Afghanistan here the other day, a presidential statement said. At the outset, ... Full story

Afghanistan, China to sign Silk Road accord

 KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salahuddin Rabbani met the Chinese Ambassador in his office here the other day, a MoFA statement said. At the beginning,  the ... Full story

President Ghani tasks delegation to probe recent violence in north

VP Dostum asks supporters to stop protest, allow govt. to investigate ... Full story

Senior Afghan army general killed in militants attack in Kandahar

A senior Afghan army general was killed in militants attack in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan late on Thursday evening, local officials said. The officials further ... Full story

Minister of Foreign Affairs meets Minister of Plan of Timor-Leste

 KABUL:  Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met with the Minister of Plan of Timor-Leste, Xanana Gusmao, a MoFA statement said here the other day. During ... Full story

Japan provides $63 million fund for irrigation, roads rehabilitation

 KABUL: The Government of Japan has contributed over USD 63.654 million to the government of Afghanistan to support improvement of irrigation systems and rural access ... Full story

Pakistan wants a stable Afghanistan, says Ambassador Abrar Hussain

 KABUL: Pakistan Day was celebrated in the Embassy of Pakistan, Kabul here the other day, an embassy statement said. Ambassador Syed Abrar Hussain, in his ... Full story

New academic year should be started with effective plans

 Millions of children have joyfully stormed to schools, once the New (Solar) Year academic term’s bell officially rang across the country, where more than five ... Full story

Herat National Gallery should be rebuilt

 The western province of Herat is the city of knowledge, civility and culture and the birthplace of Ansari and Jami. So, its ruined gallery verily ... Full story

Exports make core economic development

 As exports are one of the important sections of Afghanistan’s economic development, so, serious steps should be taken for its expansion and improving. Mainly, Afghanistan ... Full story

Afghans joyfully celebrate Nawruz

 The people of Afghanistan have joyfully and happily celebrated the first day of the New Year. Nawruz is the largest and the best known festival in ... Full story

New Year hoped to follow bright future

 1395, the solar year is started at a time while last year, the Afghan people sustained heavy sufferings and hardships. But our people didn’t bow ... Full story

‘Ringing education bell messages tranquility, stability and dynamism,’ President Ghani

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, while inaugurating the new academic year in Amani High School, said, “Ringing the bell ... Full story

Massoud inaugurates soccer Stadium for Shamsa Orphanage children

 KABUL: President’s Special Representative on Reforms and Good Governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud yesterday inaugurated a soccer field to Shamsa Orphanage children, BNA reported. Ahmad Zia Massoud ... Full story

37th SAARC Ministerial Summit held in Nepal

 POKHARA/NEPAL: Political Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hekmat Khalil Karzai attended 42nd permanent committee and 37th summits of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) ... Full story

Netherlands to continue cooperating Afghanistan

 KABUL: Minister of Finance, Iklil Hakimi met the other day with the trade and foreign development cooperation of the Netherlands, Lilani in his office the ... Full story

President Ghani, CE Abdullah saddened by Brussels explosions

KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan saddened over the deadly explosions hit Belgium’s capital Brussels yesterday, leaving 26 people killed ... Full story

President Ghani hails women's role in political sphere

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated in a ceremony held by the office of country’s First Lady on the occasion of celebration the New Year ... Full story

President Ghani seeks farmers’ role in boosting agricultural products

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended the Farmer’s Day celebration and inaugurated the exhibition of agricultural products in Badam Bagh of Kabul here the other ... Full story

Poets, writers conferred state medals on advent of Nawroz

 KABUL: In a ceremony held to mark Nawroz, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani conferred state medals of Sayed Jamal Uddin Afghan to 22 writers, poets, literature ... Full story

NUG committed to safeguard recent years' achievements, CE

 MAZAR-E-SHARIF: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, accompanied by a high-ranking government delegation, participated in a ceremony held Sunday for celebration of New Year 1395 and ... Full story

Nawroz festival marked in mausoleum of National Hero, Ahmad Shah Massoud

 PANJSHIR: Thousands of people from various provinces of the country participated in a ceremony held on the occasion of marking the historical festival of Nawroz ... Full story

NUG officials’ messages on advent of New Year

 KABUL: High-ranking officials of National Unity Government greeted the nation on Nawroz (new solar year), expressing optimism about Afghanistan’s future, peace and stability. Chief Executive of ... Full story

Minister Jahani congratulates New Year

 KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture, has congratulated in a message the New Year 1395 to President of the Islamic Republic of ... Full story

Jahani condoles death of top artist Abdul Hakim Atrafi

 KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture, has condoled in a message the demise of the country’s top artist Abdul Hakim Atrafi, who ... Full story

Afghans pray for lasting peace in New Year

 Nawroz corresponds to the beginning of the spring season and people welcome the new season after the cold winter ends in Afghanistan. Nawroz has been ... Full story

1394; a challenging year for Afghan journalists, AJC

 Journalists in Afghanistan work under very trying circumstances and often face violence, threats, and pressure that prevent them to do their works. In a report released ... Full story

ICRC to continue cooperation with Afghanistan, Mirror

 International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) chairman, Pitre Mirror in his recent visit to Kabul held separate meetings with a number of war victims ... Full story

Family Cinemas to boost film industry

 The Kahkashan Family Cinema has been established in Kabul to provide opportunities for the families so that to see their desired movies in a proper ... Full story

NDMA adopts counter-disasters measures: Official

 National Disasters Management Authority (NDMA) has adopted essential counter natural disasters preparations against possible rains and storms. Talking on the warning of worldMeteorology Agency on possible ... Full story

The Belt and Road Upgrades China-Afghanistan Relations

According to the just-concluded Annual Session of the Chinese National People’s Congress, China’ economy maintains stable development. With an increase of 6.9% over the previous ... Full story

Afghanistan’s new year signals positive mutation

 We have just started a transitional period and began 1395 solar year. In such a moment, usually mankind thinks on success and failures in the ... Full story

President Ghani chairs cabinet meeting

 KABUL: The cabinet with president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held meeting yesterday and discussed variety of issues. In the meeting, the minister for ... Full story

Improving security in Nuristan government’s priority: CE

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in meeting with a delegation of elders and notables from Nuristan province who called on him here yesterday said ... Full story

Afghans won’t forget UK cooperation: Massoud

 KABUL: Special Envoy of president on Reforms and Good Governance Ahmad Zia Massoud in meeting with British ambassador to Afghanistan Dominic Jermey  here the other ... Full story

Militant shot dead before attacking the residence of acting NDS chief

 The Afghan security forces thwarted a plot to attack the residence of acting intelligence chief Massoud Andarabi earlier today. The militant was identified by the security ... Full story

MoIC offers condolence over Fojan Faryabi’s demise

 KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has offered condolence over the demise of renowned poet and writer Abdullah Fojan Faryabi, a statement released here ... Full story

IMF expresses satisfaction over govt. achievements

 KABUL: International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed satisfaction over the achievements of the government in stabilizing economy including revenue collecting, supporting banking system, regularizing IMF ... Full story

Afghans pass through a challenging year

 As the year of 1394 H.S has folded with no breakthrough in the peace talks between the government and the Taliban, the Afghans praying for ... Full story

Farkhunda’s murder most scandalous historical incident

 Farkhunda 27, was an Afghan woman whom had been falsely accused of burning a Quran and brutally killed by a crowd of angry people on ... Full story

MoI pledges sure security during Nowroz festival

 Talking on the better celebration of the new years festival, the authorities of MoI said that usually every year a security plan is prepared by ... Full story

Violating law not justifiable, particularly by lawmakers

 Media reported another disgusting act—not from other illegal armed men or warlords, but of a so-called lawmaker and the one who seemingly representing the people ... Full story

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Sadat; professional dentist with painting skill

 Some people are far more interested in going ahead with more professions than to suffice to a single skill, as Dr. Bahram Sadat is an ... Full story

ANSF capable enough to fight terrorists

 Security is a fundamental phenomenon in social life of the people in all countries of the world. Unfortunately, more than three decades of war and interferences ... Full story

Government should end Afghans migration crisis, house

 Amid insecurities and lack of employment, most of the Afghan youth have forced to leave their country and sought asylum in different countries of the ... Full story

President Ghani, CE Abdullah meet NATO Secretary General

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Jens Stoltenberg, NATO  Secretary General here in Arg yesterday and exchanged views on matters relating security situation in Afghanistan ... Full story

Mostafavi urges for strong media support

 KABUL: Deputy Minister of Information and Culture, Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi in the Journalists’ Security and Freedom of expression  conference, held by the Swedish Embassy and ... Full story

10,000 youth to get free, discounted higher educations

 KABUL: Around 10,000 youth have been facilitated to get admission in private higher education institutes, this was stated by Dr. Kamal Sadat, Deputy Minister of ... Full story

Atmar meets Iranian ambassador

 KABUL: The Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan, Mohammad Reza Bahrami called on Mohammad Hanif Atmar, Presidential Advisor on National Security here yesterday and exchanged views on ... Full story

Painting exhibition held to mark International Women’s Day

 KABUL: A painting exhibition was held in National Gallery here yesterday to mark the International women’s Day, BNA reported. In the exhibition, 83 paintings and ... Full story

President, CE committed to electoral reforms

 KABUL: Both President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah are committed in bringing electoral reforms, said a statement from the presidential office, ... Full story

Peace negotiations get a boost with Hezb-e-Islami showing green light

 The Hezb-e-Islami group fighting alongside Taliban has said it is ready to join political reconciliation talks with the Afghan government. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani last week ... Full story

Parliament’s fifth legislative year began amid high expectations

 The parliament started its fifth legislative year last week. Boxes were setup for election of the house’s first and second deputy speakers. Deputies Mohammad Naim Lalai ... Full story

Chess is common in Afghanistan since decades

 Many people and families are interested in Chess playing and usually play it at home. The Kabul Times reporter has made an exclusive interview with ... Full story

A brighter future for Afghanistan

 Afghanistan is one of the richest countries in the region surrounding it. Unfortunately, rather than being a nation rich in peace, wealth, education, science and ... Full story

EU to helps Afghan govt. in counter corruption

 The European Union (EU) in year 2016 is going to conduct a campaign for prevention of corruption, hereafter the EU will synchronously struggle for uprooting ... Full story

Relation among people, ANSF should be bolstered

 In the last recent 13 years, the enemies of our country made efforts so through funning of war reach to their sinister political, military goals ... Full story

Prospects for peace in Afghanistan

 The Afghan government has been trying to hold direct peace talks with Taliban and other armed groups who are fighting for many years. The High Peace ... Full story

Corruption turned into culture in Kabul, President Ghani

 KABUL: In continuation of meetings with people’s representatives in parliament, provincial councils, the in-charges of districts and various strata of Kabul province, president of the ... Full story

Progress in education sector reviewed

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chairing a meeting reviewed the activities of the Ministry of Education, a presidential statement said, adding that the ministry’s leading ... Full story

ICRC assures continued humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan

 Kabul: Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah met in Sapidar Palace with General Director of ICRC here yesterday, CE press office ... Full story

CE deputy praises India’s generous supports to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Second deputy to Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Haji Mohammad Muhaqiq met with Manpreet Vohra, Indian ambassador to Kabul, BNA reported. At ... Full story

President Ghani saddened over terrorist attack in Ankara

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani saddened over the terrorist attack in Ankara of Turkey that claimed lives of a dozens of innocent people, a presidential ... Full story

President Ghani evaluates governors’ performances

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani through phone teleconferencing reviewed the activities of 12 governors of Baghlan, Kunduz, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul, Juzjan, Takhar, Samangan, Faryab, Herat, Ghoor, ... Full story

Japan provides $1.5m grant to upgrade Salang pass

 KABUL: The Government of Japan has decided to provide $1.5 million grant for a project which will contribute to the improvement of country’s main north- ... Full story

MoD orders immediate action against border shelling

 KABUL: The acting minister of defense has instructed the security forces to show immediate actions against any cross border shillings and violations, BNA reported. In a ... Full story

MoPH launches polio immunization campaign throughout country

 KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)  along with its partners UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) will on Tuesday, March 15 launch a ... Full story

High Council for Economic Management approves 2 drafts

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the High Council for Economic Management (HCEM) under which two schemes were approved, ... Full story

CE meets NATO’s special representative to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Ismael Aramaz, NATO’s special representative to Afghanistan here yesterday and exchanged views on matters relating mutual interests including ... Full story

CEO congratulates athletes’ recent victories

 KABUL: Chief Executive Office (CEO) in a message congratulated the nation over successive victories of the Afghan athletes. In the message, the CEO praised the achievements ... Full story

VP Danesh meets Indian ambassador

 KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh met Indian ambassador to Afghanistan, Manparit Wahra here yesterday and exchanged views on matters relating bilateral relations between the ... Full story

Mostafavi calls for elimination of violence against women

 KABUL: Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Publications, Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi called for elimination of violence against women, BNA reported. Addressing a conference to ... Full story

Mostafavi calls for elimination of violence against women

 KABUL: Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Publications, Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi called for elimination of violence against women, BNA reported. Addressing a conference to ... Full story

National Youth Strategy discussed

 KABUL: In a conference held with the participation of concerned ministries and the international agencies, Dr. Kamal Sadat, Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on ... Full story

Afghan philosopher Seddiq Afghan holds conference in India

 KABUL: Renowned Afghan philosopher and mathematician, Mohammad Seddiq Afghan during his stay for medical treatment in India recently held conference at Punjab University in coordination ... Full story

Sport reflects Afghanistan’s peace loving image to world

 The country’s sport family had remarkable and extraordinary achievements in the last decade and their victory in international matches have brought smile on the faces ... Full story

Agriculture development helps beef up economy

 Agriculture is a main sector which helps improve the economy in different countries of the world particularly, in Afghanistan. Based on investigations, since the creation of ... Full story

Sapling plantation key to protect environment

 Late every year, the Kabul Municipality launches sapling plantation and creation of recreational parks. In a telephone contact with The Kabul Times reporter, the chairman ... Full story

Drugs addicts reach to 3.5 million, official

 Afghanistan ministry of counternarcotic has expressed concern over what it said a growing drug addiction among the people—mostly the youth in the country reaching to ... Full story

Hoot 24 uprising results in heavy casualties

 Most people of Afghanistan call Herat as ancient Herat due to its brilliant and ancient past while a number have given it the title of ... Full story

NUG committed to electoral system reforms

 The Afghan government officials expressed their readiness in reforming the electoral system, adding ‘The government of national unity is committed to bring reforms in electoral ... Full story

Peace remains a distant dream for Afghans

 After more than three decades of domestic conflicts, the Afghan people are now looking forward to all-out maintenance of peace and stability in the country. ... Full story

Supervision, irrigation of sapling important than its plantation

 The experiences of sapling plantation process in recent days of Hoot, the last month of winter and very days of Hamal, the first month of ... Full story

Afghan Marathon runner wins ‘Courage Award’

 As the most talented people’s land, Afghanistan could shine worldwide in different fields, particularly, sports, with a recent report outlining an Afghan lady, Zainab Hussaini ... Full story

Mazari conferred title of ‘Martyr of National Unity’

 KABUL: Based on a decree, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani conferred the title of “Martyr of National Unity” to Shaheed Abdul Ali Mazari here yesterday, a ... Full story

CE meets some northern provinces’ elders

 KABUL: Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met yesterday afternoon with a number of dignitaries from Baghlan, Takhar and Badakhshan provinces, the CE ... Full story

Afghanistan march into main round with 59-run win over Zimbabwe

 KABUL: Afghanistan on Saturday romped into the main round of the ICC World T20 after crushing Zimbabwe by a whopping 59 runs in their final ... Full story

FM meets German ambassador

 KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan,SalahuddinRabbani met yesterday with German ambassador to Kabul, a MoFA statement said. At the outset, ... Full story

Afghan Women National Congress inaugurated

 KABUL: The Afghan Women National Congress inaugurated here yesterday with the participating of a number of women’s right activists, including publication deputy minister of MoIC, ... Full story

Kahkashan Family Cinema inaugurated

 KABUL: The Kahkashan family cinema was inaugurated by Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi, deputy minister of publication for the Ministry of Information and Culture here yesterday ... Full story

Destitute youth to receive free higher education

 KABUL: To pave the way for education of poor youths, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of cooperation was signed yesterday between the Office of Deputy ... Full story

It is war between right and wrong, President Ghani tells NDS personnel

 KABUL: During a meeting with the National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel of five provinces of Khost, Kunar, Logar, Paktia and Nangarhar, President Mohammad Ashraf ... Full story

Zardasht Shams opens Samangan local DoIC building

 SAMANGAN: The new building of Information and culture department was opened the other day by Deputy Minister on Tourism, Finance and Administration, for MoIC, Zardasht ... Full story

Afghan teen produces electricity from potato

 A mainly native to Bamyan, Afghan teenager, in a weird effort, succeeded to produce electricity from potato and is now planning to go ahead with ... Full story

Nearly 155 state properties returned, official

 Kabul as the capital of Afghanistan owns 20 municipality districts, and the district 10th is located in the heart of the city with over eight ... Full story

U.S. suffices on solely Taliban warning

 In a fresh anti-Taliban remark, the U.S. state department for foreign affairs warned that the Taliban would face a harsh military reaction if refrained from ... Full story

Sapling plantation, irrigation to resuscitate greenery

 A high number of population shifted from provinces and rural areas along with destroyed roads and out of date vehicles, machineries and low quality fuel ... Full story

President Ghani seeks women’s role in children education

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended a ceremony which was held to celebrate International Women’s Day in Salam Khana palace here the other day, a ... Full story

Cabinet approves reconstruction project of Dar-ul-Aman Palace

 KABUL:  The cabinet meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair approved Dar-ul-Aman palace’s reconstruction project, a statement from presidential palace said. At the outset, ... Full story

NSC asks for illegal mining prevention

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

President Ghani appeals public sapling plantation

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani planted a tree within the compound of the presidential palace on the eve of the New Year 1395, a presidential ... Full story

15th anniversary of Buddha statues destruction marked in Bamyan

 BAMYAN: Culturists and civil society activists in central Bamyan province on Thursday marked the 15th anniversary of Taliban’s destruction of monumental Buddha statues. The two 6th-century ... Full story

21st martyrdom anniversary of Mazari marked

 KABUL: 21st martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Mazari and his colleagues was marked yesterday in a ceremony titled ‘Mazari, peace and national unity’ with participation of ... Full story

Afghanistan, India sign MoUs worth $20.4m

 KABUL: In a joint session held with participation of the country’s chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Indian ambassador to Kabul Manpreet Vohra and a number ... Full story

High council on finance and economic management holds session

 KABUL: The high council for financial and economic management with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held there the other day, a statement said, ... Full story

Massoud asks Mujahideen to join ANSF in war on terror

 KABUL: Special envoy to president on reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud participated Thursday in a gathering held for marking 9th martyrdom anniversary of ... Full story

President Ghani meets British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met the other day with British Secretary of State for Foreign, Philip Hammond, the ... Full story

Lack of energy in Bamyan, central regions demonstrates inattention: Danesh

 KABUL: lack of electricity power in Bamyan and central provinces of the country demonstrates inattentiveness of the government, this was stated by Second Vice President, ... Full story

2nd death anniversary of Marshal Fahim observed

 KABUL: The second death anniversary of former vice president, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim was observed here yesterday, BNA reported. In a ceremony held in the Marshal ... Full story

Some disables discuss problems with Minister Jahani

 KABUL: A number of people with disabilities the other day discussed their problems with Minister of Information and Culture, Abdul Bari Jahani, BNA reported. Director, ... Full story

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Economic problems behind increasing Afghan migration

 Afghans constitute a large number of the migration into Europe. Economic, insecurity and fears of forced recruitment by the militantsor Taliban groupings are considered the ... Full story

Restoration of peace legal right of Afghans

 The consecutive QCG meetings among Afghanistan, Pakistan, US and China managed to pave the way towards peace, and the Afghan government authorities and experts believe ... Full story

March 10; Cultural Heritages Protection Day

 Hoot 20 (solar calendar) coinciding March 10 corresponds with the Cultural Heritages Protection Day spotlighting material and spiritual aspect of a country, where anyone have ... Full story

Afghan women still vulnerable despite eye-catching improvements

 Historically, Afghan women have always been marginalized and accorded subordinate status. The position of women in the family and society has been shaped by many ... Full story

March 8; Women’s World Solidarity Day

  For the first time, selection of a day as a day of women was set forth in the course of struggle of New York ... Full story

Marshal Fahim in the context of developments

From an ordinary Mujahid to vice president and leadership of Jihad and Mujahedeen ... Full story

Campaign launched to end illegal youth migration

 Huge campaign over the illegal migrations of youth to abroad has been launched by the National Labors Union of Afghanistan with the participation of hundreds ... Full story

Tribal hostility in two Nooristan districts settled

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated in a session held yesterday for ending enmity among tribes in Nooristan’s Kamdesh and Shekitdoz districts. In the session held ... Full story

Violence against women to be uprooted, CE

 KABUL: Three-day seminar titled ‘woman’s position in Islam; research reviewing harms of violence according to Islam and laws’ held by women’s talents development center in ... Full story

Law committee reviews legislative documents

 KABUL: Chaired by second vice president and head of laws committee, Sarwar Danesh, a session was held yesterday to discuss process of modification and approving ... Full story

China to help Afghanistan in energy, transportation sectors

 Kabul: Minister of finance Ekleel Hakimi during his meeting held yesterday with China ambassador in Kabul spoke relating to bilateral cooperation between Afghanistan and China. ... Full story

MoWA’s message on Int’l Women’s Day

 In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful. Dear sisters and brothers! Within the recent one and half decades with the support of Islamic ... Full story

We believe in lasting peace: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that he believes in lasting and honorable peace in the country. Addressing the joint session of parliament here yesterday, ... Full story

Women journalists facing challenges: Mostafavi

 KABUL: Women journalists are facing variety of challenges; this was stated by Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi, Deputy Information and Culture on Publication Affairs in a conference ... Full story

Danesh chairs meeting on rights of cooperatives’ unions

 KABUL: The Committee on Rights of Cooperatives’ Unions of Farmers, Amka, Youth and Writers of Afghanistan with Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh on the chair ... Full story

FM attends 5th OIC’s foreign ministers extraordinary conference

 KABUL: Foreign Minister, Salahuddin Rabbani attended the 5th extraordinary conference of OIC’s foreign ministers on Palestine and Al-Quds Sharif, in Jakarta, a statement released here ... Full story

Seminar on fighting crimes held

 KABUL: A seminar on how to fight crimes was held in Interior Ministry for police officials fighting crimes, BNA reported. Held with the support of European ... Full story

March 8 marked in Nangarhar

 JALALABAD: Eight March the International Woman Day was marked in Nangarhar’s provincial capital Jalalabad with the presence of First Lady here yesterday, BNA reported. Attended among ... Full story

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Peace; the only way for warring parties in Afghanistan

 Addressing the opening of Parliament on Sunday after the winter break, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said the Taliban is facing a major test to whether ... Full story

ANSF braveries, devotions appreciable

 However, the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have not yet equipped with modern and sophisticated weaponries, but, they have always bravely and successfully fought against ... Full story

ANSF courage in war on terror commendable

 The U.S. President Barack Obama has hailed the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) performance and courage in fight against terrorism during a video conference with ... Full story