Ghazni Museum to be rehabilitated soon, official

 KABUL: Ghazni Museum is expected to be reconstructed, as the Ministry of Information and Culture has allocated the outlay for the project, an official said ... Full story

ANSF waging Jihad against Taliban’s unexhausted insurgency

 Soon after beginning of the so-called ‘Omari Operation’ by the Taliban, the group has launched major offensives across the country with opening different fronts aimed ... Full story

Quality education a must

 On March 20, the bell of schools was rung by President Ashraf Ghani.  In his speech, the president talked on the quality of education as saying ... Full story

How to prevent noise-pollution?

 KABUL: The seriously harmful noise-pollution is badly overwhelming the countrymen, particularly those living in the big crowded cities, alongside being affected by fatal air and ... Full story

24th Afghan people Jihad victory anniversary marked in Kabul

 KABUL: The twenty-fourth victory anniversary of the jihad of the people of Afghanistan was marked here in Kabul, where President of the Islamic of Afghanistan, ... Full story

“Enemy shouldn’t be let find opportunity to create discords,” President Ghani

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan asked the provincial council chiefs of 34 provinces for getting united and unitedly react against the enemies ... Full story

President Ghani receives computer programmer

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received a computer programmer of education evaluation program, Tamim Isa the other day, the President Press Office said in a ... Full story

NSC approves defense, security national health policy

 KABUL: Chaired by the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Security Council (NSC) approved the national health policy of ... Full story

Government committed to constitutionally behave on criminals

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was committed to execute law on those individuals had been sentenced to crimes, under the constitution and ... Full story

No peaceable Taliban; all should be fought

 Just few days after a deadly suicide bombing left tens of innocents dead and over three hundred injured in Kabul, President of the Islamic Republic ... Full story

7th, 8th Saur two important events in Afghanistan’s history

 There has never been a peaceful transition of power in Afghanistan’s history till former president Hamid Karzai’s government. It has always been the bloody coups ... Full story

Importance of money in national economy

 Afghanistan is the only country that has sustained many unpleasant situations and there are many countries who had been at close quarters with similar conflicts ... Full story

Promoting book reading culture a must

 A book is a link between the past and the future. It is a bridge between generations and across cultures. It is a force for ... Full story

“Undue remission has ended”, President Ghani

 KABUL: In an extraordinary session of both houses of parliament here yesterday, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said that based on the Holy Quran guidance, we ... Full story

Czech PM vows to bolster military, security cooperation with Afghanistan

 KABUL: Presidnet Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka here the other day, a presidential palace statement said, adding that both sides discussed ... Full story

“Unity & efforts lead to success”, President told footballers

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani awarded Afghanistan National Football Team members with appreciation letters to commend their achievements, a presidential statement said. At the outset, head ... Full story

Joint consultative meeting of Chief Executive, Ulemas held in Kabul

 KABUL: Joint consultative session between a number of ulamas, ministries of education, higher education, information and culture and hajj and religious affairs was held yesterday ... Full story

CE meets Turkmenistan deputy premier, foreign affairs minister

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with deputy premier and foreign affairs minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Mardov at Sapidar palace. In the meeting, the ... Full story

Massoud meets civil society activists of eastern southern provinces

 KABUL: Special Envoy to President Ahmad Zia Massoud met yesterday with Representatives of Civil Society Organizations for eastern and southern provinces. In the meeting, representatives of ... Full story

FM meets Turkmenistan foreign affairs minister

 KABUL: Foreign affairs minister Salahuddin Rabbani met yesterday with Turkmenistan minister of foreign affairs Rashid Mardov in Kabul. In the meeting, Turkmenistan foreign affairs minister by ... Full story

Afghanistan sees significant progress in global press freedom ranking

 Freedom of Expression has been one of Afghanistan’s greatest successes in the past 15 years following the fall of the Taliban regime. During their rule, ... Full story

China seeks enhanced cooperation with Afghanistan

 In the fresh assertions, the authorities of Chinese government has said to Afghan national security advisor, Hanif Atmar that their government is ready to continue ... Full story

People cooperation with govt. key in restoring peace, security

 According to political experts, honest behavior of the Afghan leaders with the Taliban group has caused the country not to achieve peace and the negotiation ... Full story

Afghan can unitedly overcome challenges

This is not the first time that the Afghan people have expectedly appeared in the scene and reacted against the recent deadly attack—a move which ... Full story

NUG attaches high value, respect to the blood of martyrs

 Granting value to the blood of martyrs and assisting their families is a religious obligation and an accepted Afghan tradition, observing that pleases the Almighty ... Full story

Govt. demands fundamental changes in water & energy management, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with leadership panel of the Ministry of Water and Energy here yesterday evening to discuss the challenges ahead of ... Full story

President Ghani instructs governors to take firm steps for good governance, war on terror

 Kabul: President Ghani spoke Friday via telephone with a number of governors through separate contacts. BNA reported. The governors of Kandahar, Herat, Nangarhar, Parwan, Kabul, Paktia, ... Full story

Presidential decree

 KAUBL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a presidential decree and based on 104th article of the country’s constitution has approved holding a joint session of ... Full story

Foreign minister meets Kyrgyzstan ambassador

 KABUL: Foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani met in his office with the ambassador of Republic of Kyrgyzstan Ewaz Beg Abdurrazaqov ... Full story

Environment protection should be changed to national, cultural program, CE

 KABUL: The message of the country’s chief executive read out by senior advisor to chief executive Sayed Aga Fazil Sancharaki in a ceremony held yesterday ... Full story

Top poets, writers appreciated

 KABUL: Six top poets and writers were granted gifts by Kelk-e-Zarin Academy. In a ceremony held on this occasion by the academy with participation of information ... Full story

MoIC to purchase books worth 2.5m Afs for public libraries

 KABUL: The Ministry of Information and Culture herewith congratulates the intentional book day to all the countrymen. Writing, publishing and reading of books need comprehensive ... Full story

MoIC committed to protect, promote freedom of expression

 KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) is committed to protect and protection freedom of expression in the country. On 20th of April of current year, ... Full story

ANSF offensives to help suppress Taliban in Kunduz, CE Abdullah

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting with elders and provincial council members of Kunduz provinces evaluated the security situation and praised Afghan ... Full story

President orders national flag to remain half-mast on Friday & Saturday to mourn Kabul suicide attack’s victims

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has ordered the national flag to fly half-mast on Friday and Saturday as the sign of mourning for the victims ... Full story

CE Abdullah assures people’s problems to be met in Herat

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met the other day with a number of Herat’s elders, dignitaries and influential figures.  In the meeting, Herat residents ... Full story

China to support Afghanistan’s SCO full membership

 BEIJING: Afghanistan national security advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar met the other day with Chinese foreign affairs minister in Beijing, capital city of China. In the meeting, ... Full story

New dates for Dr. Abdullah’s visit being worked out, Pak foreign office says

 ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Thursday confirmed that Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah had postponed his trip to Pakistan in the wake of Tuesday’s ... Full story

1st PD police officers suspended

 KABUL: Chief of Kabul’s first police district and a number of the district’s officials have been suspended based on order of interior minister in connection ... Full story

Spring-houses help outturns kept fresh, breezy

 While the country’s high economic council has announced to soon build spring-houses with the capacity of up to 10,000 tons, with an allocated outlay of ... Full story

Afghanistan would lose plenty of forests if ignored, official

 KABUL: Covered with over 1.7 million hectares of forests, Afghanistan, according to the official statistics, is now feared to lose its 330,000 hectares of hillsides ... Full story

Setayesh’s murder case to be seriously followed, MoFA

 KABUL: The officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs saying that the case of Afghan child known as Setayesh, who was brutally killed in Iran ... Full story

Chabahar port provides facility for Afghan merchants

 Afghanistan, India and Iran have finalized the parameters of a trilateral agreement known as the Chabahar Agreement, which will allow India access to Afghanistan via ... Full story

‘ANSF wants political leaders’ coordination, unity’, President Ghani

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the members of national assembly to discuss maintaining peace and security in ... Full story

NSC urges for immediate probe into Tuesday’s deadly incident

 KABUL: The National Security Council (NSC), with President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair, strongly condemned today’s (Tuesday) terrorist ... Full story

President Ghani enquires suicide attack’s victims in Hospital, vows revenge

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani visited Daud Khan Hospital, enquired the health condition of those injured in the deadly ... Full story

Suicide attack leaves dozens dead, hundreds injured in Kabul

President Ghani, CE Abdullah denounce the incident ... Full story

CE deputy looks after terrorist attack’s injured civilains

 KABUL: Chief executive first deputy Eng. Mohammad Khan paid a visit to emergency hospital to look after those injured in Kabul suicide attack. Chief executive deputy ... Full story

Afghanistan can ask for Koh-e-Noor diamond return, Minister Jahani

 KABUL: Information and Culture Minister Abdul Bari Jahani says Afghanistan can claim for getting Koh-e-Noor diamond. In an interview with VOA journalist, Minister of Information and ... Full story

Pakistan condemns Kabul terrorist attack

KABUL: The Government of Pakistan strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Kabul, in which a number of precious lives have been lost and several are ... Full story

FM Rabbani meets his Italian counterpart

 KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salahuddin Rabbani met with his Italian counterpart, Paolo Gentiloni, here in Kabul, Bakhtar News Agency reported the other day. According to ... Full story

Learning facilities provided to youth

 KABUL: MoUs signed yesterday between deputy ministry of youth affairs for information and culture and Parsa, Empowerment of Afghanistan Future Generation, Afghanistan Workers’ Union and ... Full story

ANSF committed to all domestic, global humanitarian values

 UNAMA published recently a new report on the civilians’ casualties in the last three months in Afghanistan. This report was prepared as a result of ... Full story

Killing innocents has no place in Islam

 The enemy of the people and the country once again committed another coward act leaving tens of innocent people dead and over two hundred other ... Full story

Tobacco kills 5m people annually

  Tobacco kills five million smokers every yea, said a report by the MoPH adds that those individuals who start smoking in early ages, tobacco ... Full story

UN asks for settling migration crisis

 The UN authorities said that the international community is capable to settle ongoing migrations and refugees crisis in Europe and ability of finding a solution ... Full story

Afghan teenager braves threats, family pressure to lead women's orchestra

 Like many teenagers, 19-year-old Negin Khpalwak from Kunar in eastern Afghanistan loves music, but few people of her age have battled as fiercely to pursue ... Full story

ANSF not to allow Kunduz re-collapse

 The insurgents, attacks on Kunduz are concerning, but people should acknowledge that ANSF are completely ready to defend Kunduz and other parts of the country. ... Full story

Pakistan vows to support Afghan peace process

 The authorities in foreign ministry of Pakistan saying this country supports the process of peace negotiations of Afghanistan and is sincerely cooperative in the process ... Full story

Reactions on MP’s abusive behavior against govt. officials

 A number of people, experts and lawmakers reacting to the approach of Kunar lawmaker Sakhi Mushwani on Wednesday with the MoRRD in the house session ... Full story

Supporting investors govt’s top priority, CE

 KABUL: In a session of council of ministers’ economic committee held yesterday under the chairmanship of the country’s chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, various issues ... Full story

Conflict death toll reduced in Logar, says governor

 PUL-E-ALAM: Logar governor Mohammad Halim Fidayee says that casualties among civilians and security forces reduced in central Logar province where the security situation has improved ... Full story

Civil society asks for punishing Setayesh’s murderer

 BAMYAN: ivil society activists condemned the murder of Afghan migrant Setayesh Quraishi in Iran and asked for a thoroughgoing investigation, here the other day.‘ An Afghan ... Full story

Anti-polio campaign launched in low-performing districts throughout Afghanistan

 KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health along with its partners UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a campaign today to vaccinate every child ... Full story

UN report: War affecting children’s access to health, education

 KABUL: Children’s access to healthcare and education is impeded and teachers are intimidated by all parties to the conflict in Afghanistan, the United Nations said ... Full story

Dissemination campaigns important for cultural heritage preservation

 Over many thousands of years, Afghanistan has been the home of many civilizations and different religions. Its rich historical culture has played a great and ... Full story

Shafaq Operation; heavy blow to the Taliban

 The Taliban group launched their wide (Omari) offensives on the northern province of Kunduz, three days after announcing their spring offensives, with the provincial police ... Full story

More equipment as 5-year security plan due to be implemented, official

 KABUL: After more than 14 years, for the first time, the five-year security plan is expected verify all security threats and seek solution, the ministry ... Full story

Honesty bridges gap between people, government

 Afghans are in dire need of peace, hoping the government of national unity to honor its promises in restoring peace and security, under which, they ... Full story

NPC approves 6 infrastructural projects

 KABUL: The National Procurements Committee (NPC) meeting, with President Ghani on the chair approved the contract process of six infrastructural projects costing one billion Afghanis, ... Full story

National Security advisor leaves for China

 KABUL: National Security Advisor, Mohammad Hanif Atmar left for China for a two-day official visit to that country, his office said the other day. According to ... Full story

MoU signed between Local Organs, Ministry of Telecommunication

KABUL: By the initiative of the President’s Special Representative on Reforms and Good Governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on electronic governance ... Full story

No civilian death in security forces operations, statement

 KABUL: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has fully studied the NAMA reports on the civilians casualties in Afghanistan, a statement from the presidential press office ... Full story

Afghanistan heading towards security

 The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) officials recently reported on a five year security plan. Precise definition of enemy, listing of current threats and even ... Full story

BSA & prospect of security in Afghanistan

 Whether the BSA managed to meet expectations of the Afghan people to reach peace and security. Some lawmakers said that the NUG should exploit BSA, ... Full story

ANSF ready to halter Taliban attacks, officials

 Simultaneous with proclamation of onset of spring operations by Taliban, the ministries of defense and interior say: the security forces of Afghanistan have completely readiness ... Full story

CE returns home as OIC summit ends with call for united fight against terror

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah returned home yesterday after participating in 13th OIC summit held in Istanbul of Turkey. During his visit to Turkey, the ... Full story

Provincial councils’ overseeing authorization approved

 KABUL: Consultative session of provincial councils’ law was held yesterday under the chairmanship of second vice president Sarwar Danesh in Kabul. In the session, independent administration ... Full story

Ahmad Zia Massoud chairs NTC session

 KABUL: In a session of national committee of transport held yesterday under the chairmanship of special envoy to president on reforms and good governance Ahmad ... Full story

Amir Ali Shir Nawayee International Symposium ends

 KABUL: The concluding ceremony of Amir Ali Shir Nawayee international symposium was held yesterday with participation of Minister of Information and Culture Abdul Bari Jahani ... Full story

Lawmaker banned of house sessions for 10 days

 KABUL: The Afghan lawmakers have unanimously voted to ban lawmaker Ghulam Sakhi Mashwani from parliament sessions for a period of at least 10 days after ... Full story

Russian ambassador assures of full support to peace process

 KABUL: First deputy to Chief Executive, Eng. Mohammad Khan met in his office yesterday with Russian ambassador to Kabul Alexander Mantytskiy. During the meeting, both sides ... Full story

Aryana Airlines to carry hajj pilgrims this year

 KABUL: The state-run Aryana Airlines would carry pilgrims to Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s hajj under a contract signed on Saturday, fixing the airfare ... Full story

Campaign ‘Together we preserve cultural values’ begins

 KABUL: Based on instruction of Minister of Information and Culture Abdul Bari Jahani and for preservation of cultural values, the first round of public awareness ... Full story

Muslim community under terrible grip of terrorism

 Countries with Muslim majority are in grip of religious fundamentalism in various forms and shapes. Some countries are more hit than others but this menace ... Full story

‘Afghanistan would never be changed into terrorists’ hideouts,’ ANSF

 Recently, the CNN TV network reported about increment of fleeing of soldiers from battlefields in Afghanistan. This foreign media comparing the rate of mortality of soldiers ... Full story

Civil Society with 1 million members countrywide

 Established (for the first time as a complex) in 2006, to set a bridge between the people and the government, the civil and law society ... Full story

Will MoD, NDS get managers before Warsaw, Brussels conferences?

 Addressing the executive branch, speaker of the house said that candidates for MoD, NDS and ARCS should be introduced as soon as possible so the ... Full story

Vacancies announced, officials

 The authorities of the MoPH and MoE said that vacancies have been announced and employment process is going on. Due to thousands of vacancies, the MoPH ... Full story

OIC summit held in Turkey

 KABUL: The Istanbul Summit of the Organization of the Islamic Countries was held under a firm security plan in Turkey, where the country’s Chief Executive, ... Full story

Karzai meets UNDP’s country director in Afghanistan

 KABUL: Acting and Deputy Foreign Minister Hikmat Khalil Karzai met with Country Director of the United Nations development Program in Afghanistan, Douglas Keh, in the ... Full story

Afghanistan, Iran, India finalize draft agreement for Chabahar portc

 NEW DELHI: In the second technical meeting among the representatives of Afghanistan, India and Iran, the text of tripartite agreement of Chabahar for establishment of ... Full story

Top countrywide entry-exams’ scorers lauded

 KABUL: The countrywide entry-exams’ youth with top scores have been praised in a ceremony held here in Kabul, BNA reported the other day. According to the ... Full story

Nuristan elders share challenges with President Ghani

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received elders from Nuristan province at the presidential palace yesterday, his office said. The elders ... Full story

Some 40 ISIS’s linked men killed in Nangarhar

 KABUL: As many as 40 fighters, with the Islamic State affiliation have been killed in a series of the security forces airstrike in the eastern ... Full story

“Every action has reaction”

 The Taliban have announced the start of their warm-weather fighting season, an annual declaration marking the launch of a violent summer. In a statement released ... Full story

Sayeda’s emerald necklace to be displayed in U.S.

 Lost her hearing after a critical earache, Sayeda’s oral interpreter and mainly her brother said a necklace weaved of emerald by her sister is expected ... Full story

Addiction, white smoke;Black Death

As the biggest social problem, addiction to drugs has been considered as one of the most chronic contemporary damages in Afghanistan. The growing addiction among ... Full story

WFP to provide 22, 000 Afghans with vocational training

 The authorities of the World Food Programs (WFP) said in 2016, it would provide the ground for vocational training of some 22, 000 Afghans in ... Full story

Top-up taxes collection process transparent, ministry

 The ministry of telecommunication and information technology said more than 2 billion and 121 million Afghanis (based on the customers’ top-up level) from the mobile ... Full story

Contracts with Afghan companies helps ensure TAPI projects security

 The Asian Development Bank authorities said that the TAPI project should create jobs to Afghans and contracts should be held with the Afghan companies. Because ... Full story

President Ghani chairs NSC meeting

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) during which the defense and ... Full story

Dostum assures firm stay against Taliban, Deash

 KABUL: First Vice-President General Abdul Rashid Dostum in a meeting with U.S. Ambassador, Micheal Mackenele said the security forces would stay firm against the Taliban ... Full story

Distortion of Islamic teachings should be prevented, Rabbani

 KABUL: Afghanistan’s foreign minister, Salahuddin Rabbani at the Islamic Countries Cooperation Organization ministerial meeting said any move to misinterpret the Islamic values and teachings should ... Full story

Amir Ali Shir Nawayee International Symposium held for second day

 KABUL: The International Symposium for Amir Ali Shir Nawayee was held for the second day at the Intercontinental Hotel, with some Afghan and neighboring countries ... Full story

Six million of tobacco users die annually worldwide, MoPH

 KABUL: Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health has said that some six million of tobacco users are passing away, while half a million are critically affected ... Full story

Better access to healthcare saves lives

 The Public Health Ministry said on Sunday that around 2.7 million of Afghanistan’s 30-million population have been suffering from diabetes. “In Afghanistan, diabetes goes largely unnoticed ... Full story

The tragic consequence of Afghanistan war

 The revelation that the number of opium-addicted Afghan adults and children has reached new highs is a dramatic consequence of the war in that country. ... Full story

Expansion of thoroughfares helps develop Afghanistan’s economy

 With its best regional transit location, Afghanistan, if was provided with a relatively big part of the robust flow of money from the international community, ... Full story

Amir Ali Shir Nawayee; great cultural personality

 Born on Feb 09, 1441 AD (Ramadan 17. 844 HQ) in ancient Herat in a pious enlightened family, Amir Ali Sher Nawayee started his education ... Full story

“Amir Ali Shir Nawayee achieved high position in Afghanistan history,” President Ghani

 KAUBL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended Amir Ali Shir Nawayee International Symposium, held yesterday on the occasion of 575th birth anniversary of Nawayee. In a ceremony ... Full story

CM holds meeting

 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 by ... Full story

Afghanistan not to be silent against threats to people’s life, property, Danesh

 KABUL: Representatives of people in parliament, ualams, elders, influenced figures and local officials of Nooristan called on second vice president Sarwar Danesh and enumerated their ... Full story

Suicide bombing targets Afghan army recruits – 12 killed

 JALALABAD: At least 12 people are dead and 38 others injured in a suicide attack on a defense ministry shuttle bus yesterday. At least 12 people ... Full story

Security leading body meeting held

 KABUL: The security leading body session was chaired by national security advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar which was held in National Security Council office here yesterday, ... Full story


 In yesterday issue, page 1st, the topic “Japan to provide grant $22” should read as “Japan to provide grant $22 million”.    ... Full story

MoIC statement

 In collaboration with Kabul municipality, private publishers and Baihaqi Publication Directorate, the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) considers, on the occasion of 505th birth ... Full story

Amir Ali Shir Nawayee International Symposium inaugurated in Kabul

 KABUL: The international symposium of Amir Ali Shir Nawayee was held with the presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani here in Arg yesterday, BNA reported. According ... Full story

VP Dostum condoles India’s temple casualties

 KABUL: Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the respected people of friendly India! With great sadness found the news of fire in one ... Full story

President Ghani slams Kabul, Nangarhar terrorist attacks

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned terrorist attack on a vehicle carrying employees of education ministry in Kamari area of Kabul’s Bagrami district ... Full story

Military option shouldn’t be ignored if peace talks failed

 The U.S. secretary of states in his fresh visit to Afghanistan talked on some key issues with the leaders of the national unity government, late ... Full story

Government should speed up counter-corruption efforts

 Fighting corruption and its wicked consequences has always been at the government’s topmost agendas. Outspread of the unbridled vicious phenomenon has badly created impediments before ... Full story

Jirga; an accepted tradition

 Jirga or shura is attached high regard and heavily admired by the Islam, with Quran – the only Muslims’ holy book instructing all followers for ... Full story

Afghanistan to attend upcoming Warsaw meeting with high morale

 The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is committed to design a new developmental national strategy and prepare a report on good governance and reforms before the ... Full story

U.S. Kerry pledges continued support to Afghanistan

 KABUL:  The chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with US Secretary of State John Kerry here the other day and exchanged views on matters relating ... Full story

Political parties can help government ensure good governance: Massoud

 KABUL: The special envoy of president on reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Masoud has sought the support of political parties and social entities to ... Full story

Turkish ambassador calls on FM Rabbani

 KABUL: The ambassador of Turkey to Afghanistan Ali Set Aqin called on foreign minister Salahudin Rabbani here yesterday the ministry of foreign said in a ... Full story

Counter-narcotic police seize 311 tons of drugs last year: Ahmadi

 KABUL: Baz Mohammad Ahmadi the deputy to interior ministry on counter-narcotics said yesterday that the counter-narcotic police had seized 311 tons of narcotics and drug ... Full story

Attorney General Office holds meeting

 KABUL: The High Council of the Attorney General Office with attorney general Farid Ahmadi on the chair held meeting yesterday, BNA reported. The new attorney general, ... Full story

President Ghani saddened by India temple casualties

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani expressed his sorrow over casualties arising out of catching fire a temple in Karalai state of India which had left ... Full story

Drug traffickers arrested in Nangarhar

 JALALABAD: Police in Jalalabad arrested two drug smugglers on Jalalabad-Kabul highway yesterday night and discovered several kilogram hashish and heroin from their cars. According to BNA ... Full story

“U.S. supports sovereignty, independence & territorial integrity of self-reliant, democratic Afghanistan,” Kerry

 KABUL: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday the political deal that led to the formation of Afghanistan’s National Unity Government in 2014 ... Full story

President Ghani visits emergency hospital, inquires health condition of Parwan incident injured people

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani visited Kabul emergency hospital here yesterday and inquired health condition of those injured in a suicide attack in Seyah Gerd ... Full story

CE meets US special envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson, accompanied by US ambassador to Kabul McKenly. ... Full story

Deputy Publication Minister shares activity report with Minister Jahani

 KAUBL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture in a session held yesterday heard activity report of directors of deputy ministry of publications’ affairs. In ... Full story

Rabbani, Kerry discuss continued bilateral cooperation

 KABUL: Minister of foreign affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met yesterday with US Secretary of State John F. Kerry in sideline of third bilateral commission’s session held ... Full story

Preparatory commission for Amir Ali Shir Nawayee Symposium holds meeting

 KABUL: Chaired by Minister of Information and Culture and head of convening preparatory commission on holding Amir Ali Shirnavayee Symposium Abdul Bari Jahani, the respective ... Full story

Procurement, employment in ATRA, Afghan Telecom to be assessed

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a session was held yesterday at presidential palace to review the activity process of Afghan Telecom and ... Full story

2.5 million tons of oil imported with no income tax

 KABUL: Chaired by special envoy to President Ahmad Zia Masoud, a session was held yesterday with participation of leading panel of national administrative for norms ... Full story

Menace of terrorism requires global response

 Terrorism is a menace that requires a global response. Since the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 on New York and Washington, the world has ... Full story

Joint statement by Afghan Foreign Minister Rabbani and U.S. Secretary of State Kerry on the Third Meeting of Afghanistan-U.S. Bilateral Commission

 On April 9 in Kabul, Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry convened the third meeting of the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral ... Full story

ANSF achievements effective in ensuring security

 Talking on the ensuring of better security throughout the country, the MoD authorities said, “We have organized many operations in volatile provinces and the ANSF ... Full story

Infrastructural projects help Afghanistan economic growth

 Infrastructural projects cause economic growth and improvement of relation among countries and speed up their economic activities. The Kabul Times reporter has interviewed a number ... Full story

Bureaucracy impedes development

 As corruption is the result of various factors, its result and consequences are also widespread in the community. Corruption as a major challenge has severely ... Full story

Greenery of Women’s Park needs visitors’ cooperation

 The capital’s park special for women (Bagh-e-Zanana or Women Park) with its previous name since 2010 (Bagh-e-Shahrara or Shahrara Garden) had only a single building ... Full story

NATO says Afghanistan still high on its agenda

 Following the current crucial security situation in Afghanistan, The White House has said that the NATO would remain committed to remain an effective partner of ... Full story

Corruption hampers fight against drugs & Taliban

 Afghanistan is top producer of opium in the world, and more than 90 percent of the world’s heroin, which is the most addictive drug, comes ... Full story

Prisoners still in uncertainty

 Within recent three and half decades, Afghanistan is changed into a source of violence, clandestine and in every minute, we are the witnesses of inadequate ... Full story

Afghan Peace Talks: Road to Nowhere

As security in Afghanistan deteriorates, the QCG continues to struggle to make progress. ... Full story

Afghanistan, Iran stress stability for regional cooperation

 KABUL: Afghanistan and Iran have expressed their strong resolve to boost bilateral cooperation in dealing with common challenges and promoting regional integration. Enhanced relations between ... Full story

HEC urges more investment on Kajaki, Baghdara dams

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the meeting of High Economic Council in which it was decided to expedite investments in hydroelectric power dams of ... Full story

President Ghani lauds Gen. Radford’s Afghanistan services

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held courtesy meeting with lieutenant general Tim Radford, deputy to Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and conferred high state medal ... Full story

President Ghani orders reconstruction of Pul-e-Kheshti Masjid

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani paid a visit to Pul-e-Kheshti Masjid and prayed here the other night, a presidential statement said, adding that the president ... Full story

People demands clarification of National Hero's assassination, Massoud

 KABUL: Special representative to President on reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud met the other day with EU representative to Kabul France Michael. In the ... Full story

Rahman Baba Spring Poetry held in Kabul

 KABUL: The spring poetry of Rahman Baba held here the other day with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s message readout by the Minister of Border and ... Full story

President Ghani extends sympathy to martyrs’ families of Parwan incident

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a telephone contact with martyrs’ families of recent suicide attack in Seyagerd district of Parwan expressed sympathy and sorrow ... Full story

Russian, Indian ambassadors call on National Security Adviser

 KABUL: National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar on Thursday held separate meetings with Indian and Russian ambassadors in capital Kabul, NSC press office said. Russia’s economic ... Full story

7000 youth to be enrolled in private higher education institutes, Sadaat

 KABUL: Higher education facility has been provided for 7000 youth by signing MoUs between deputy ministry of youth affairs for information and culture and a ... Full story

President Ghani meets NDS district officials

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met the other day with NDS officials of districts of Badakhshan, Nimroz, Faryab, Daikundi, Nooristan, Takhar, Farah, Herat, Kunduz, Ghazni ... Full story

No place for extremism even in Google

 As war outspread worldwide, particularly overwhelmed many Islamic nations, with a brutal trend from the so-called Taliban and Islamic State groups who are taking hostage ... Full story

Educated youths should be supported

 The issue of destiny-making of educated and knowledgeable youths and supporting from these elites is evaluating in a time that the national unity government implemented ... Full story

Reforms helps uproot corruption

 A plan to institutionalize administrative reforms would help stop corruption at the source at the state level. As experienced, restoring reforms in a government administrations has ... Full story

US would ‘block’ sale of Russian fighter jet to Iran

 The United States would use its veto power in the UN Security Council to block any sale of Su-30 fighter aircraft to Iran, Thomas Shannon, ... Full story

President Ghani chairs NSC meeting

 KABUL: The meeting of National Security Council (NSC) with president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held here in Arg yesterday, BNA reported. In the meeting ... Full story

Massoud meets some provinces’ elders, chairs two separate meetings

 KABUL: The special representative of the president on reforms and good governace Ahmad Zia Massoud met a number of elders from Helmand, Kandahar, Farah, Uruzgan, ... Full story

UN Sec. Gen special envoy to Afghanistan calls on Atmar

 KABUL: The special envoy of UN secretary general to Afghanistan Feng Haisom called on national security advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar here yesterday, BNA reported. In the ... Full story

Senate holds session

 KABUL: The Senate session with Fazal Hadi Muslimyar on the chair yesterday discussed some key issues including the peace process in the country. Presenting their viewpoints ... Full story

Elders from Pashae tribe call on Minister Jahani

 KABUL: A delegation of elders and elites of Pashae tribe from Laghman province called on Minister for Information and Culture Abdul Bari Jahani and expressed ... Full story

Presidential decree on good governance in sport body

 KABUL: The presidential office has issued directive to bring reforms and ensure good governance within the general directorate of sport and National Olympic Committee. In line ... Full story

President Ghani condemns suicide attack in Parwan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned the suicide bombing that rocked a bazaar in Siagurd district of Parwan province on Tuesday leaving large ... Full story

30 billboards installed to congratulate New Year in Kabul

 KABUL: The ministry of information and culture in coordination with the national Security Council and Kabul Municipality has installed 30 billboards in different parts of ... Full story

Fighting corruption needs strong efforts

 Corruption in Afghanistan is of growing concern both to the Afghan people and the international community. This phenomenon is consistently singled out as a major ... Full story

Exhibitions leave good impacts on handicrafts’ marketing

 A number of businesswomen called effective holding of exhibitions for marketing of their products and said that if the government help them in marketing, they ... Full story

Farmers seek government’s support in rainfall season

 A wise-statement says: “A good beginning augurs well for an undertaking”. With this hope, our peasants regards the heavy rainfalls of current spring as the ... Full story

3m addicts; one dies every 6.5 seconds due to Tobacco smoking

 According to a new report of the MoCN and MoPH, the number of addicts reached to over three million people. Quoting the MoPH authorities, out ... Full story

“Corruption still a main challenge,” President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani opened the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) session in Kabul. In the session held yesterday at presidential palace, President Ghani ... Full story

President Ghani confers state medals to family members of Shaheed Hekmatullah, Shaheed Khan Agha

 KABUL: President Mohamamd Ashraf Ghani conferred high state medals of Mir Masjidi Khan to families of Shaheed colonel Hekmatullah and Shaheed B.G Khan Agha here ... Full story

CE meets EUPOL chairwoman

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with EUPOL chairwoman and discussed Afghan police condition. In the meeting, the EUPOL chairwoman briefed first related to ... Full story

Security, judicial organs should be supported, amended: VP

 KABUL: Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh introduced yesterday designate minister of interior Taj Mohammad Jahid, designate chief for attorney general office Farid Hamidi and designate ... Full story

Taliban propaganda app removed from Google Play store

 An Android app developed by the Taliban has been removed from the Google Play store for promoting hate speech, the BBC reports. The Pashto-language app, ... Full story

Contract inked to start technical study of Herat-Torghundi railroad

 KABUL: A contract on technical study of 200-kilometre railway line between Torghundi and Herat City was signed between Afghanistan and Canada Rail on Monday, BNA ... Full story

HIP shouldn’t miss peace opportunity

 Peace talks with the government armed oppositions, particularly the Taliban hardliners has turned into a common fiction, but with the Golbuddin Hekmatyar’s Islamic party has ... Full story

Over 25,000 empty slots; youths uncertain

 Afghanistan Independent Administrative Reforms and Civil Service Committee (IARCSC) has said that more than 25,000 of states posts have been still empty, while tens of ... Full story

Over 25,000 empty slots; youths uncertain

 Afghanistan Independent Administrative Reforms and Civil Service Committee (IARCSC) has said that more than 25,000 of states posts have been still empty, while tens of ... Full story

April 4; World Mine Day

 Although the exact number of mines planted throughout the globe is not still clear, but it is speculated that until 1997 over 120-140 million mines ... Full story