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Uncertain future hits electoral reforms

 According to the constitution, the government must have held the parliamentary and district council elections on March 21, 2015, but due to delay in commencement ... Full story

Daesh suppressed in Nangarhar

 Nangarhar, a border province of the country in close neighborhood with Pakistan, once again came under attack from the Daesh or ISIS militants, where they ... Full story

Electoral reforms a must, activists

 A number of experts and electoral entities expressed concern over what they said the most possible refusal of the people to attend the upcoming parliamentary ... Full story

Poppy plantation won’t fall unless world mafia not fought

 Annually, millions of dollars assist to Afghanistan in antinarcotics, but still the aids didn’t follow fruitful outcomes. In a report recently released by the UN suggests ... Full story

Afghan refugees facing severe condition in Pakistan

 Based on Pakistan’s new policy, the Afghan immigrants must return their homeland at any cost. The step taken by the Pakistani government has faced the Afghan ... Full story

President Ghani holds farewell meeting with UN special representative to Afghanistan

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held a farewell meeting with the outgoing UN Special Representative to Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom, ... Full story

Massoud meets French new ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud, President’s Special Representative on Reforms and Good Governance met yesterday with French newly appointed ambassador to Kabul, François Resher, his office ... Full story

Rabbani holds courtesy meeting with Bulgarian ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Minister of Foreign, Salahuddin Rabbani held yesterday a courtesy meeting with Bulgarian ambassador to Kabul, Nikolay Yankov, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported. At the outset, ... Full story

MoIC to provide children training centers with training programs

 KABUL: Deputy Minister of Information and Culture, Dr. Kamal Sadat in his meeting with the head of children disciplinary and training centers of the ministry ... Full story

44 militants killed in different operations

 KABUL: As many as 44 government oppositions have been killed in the north and northeastern provinces of Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, a statement ... Full story

Each Afghan family to get Rs 300,000 on repatriation

 ISLAMABAD: Every Afghan family comprising about seven members would receive cash grant of about Rs 300,000 on repatriation as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ... Full story

CE chairs council of ministers’ session

 KABUL: Chaired by chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the council of ministers’ session was held yesterday at Sapidar palace. In the session attended by ministers and ... Full story

Residents applaud govt.’s decision on Gezab district’s split into two administrative units

 KABUL: A number of students and youth of the Gezab district of Daikundi province met with second vice president here yesterday and enumerated range of ... Full story

NSA discusses Kot security condition through video conference

 KABUL: National security advisor, Mohammad Hanif Atmar instructed by the country’s President, discussed Kot district condition with Nangarhar political, military figures and elders through a ... Full story

Youth parliament to be formed within a month, Kamal Sadaat

 KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture and deputy youth affairs minister Dr. Kamal Sadaat said that selection process for establishing the youth parliament to ... Full story

Adela Raz sees World Bank’s role important in economic projects

 Kabul: Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs, Adela Raz met World Bank’s Country Director for Afghanistan, Bob Saum here in her office yesterday, a MoFA ... Full story

Afghanistan name Lalchand Rajput, ex-India batsman, as new coach

 KABUL: Afghanistan Cricket Board named ex-India batsman Lalchand Rajput as Inzamam-ul-Haq’s successor as national team coach. Rajput, 54, is reported to have beaten ex-Pakistan batsman Mohammad ... Full story

Zardari slams grant to pro-Taliban madrassas

 ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari has expressed his concern at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s decision to allocate Rs 300 million from the exchequer for ... Full story

Illegal trade of wildlife intolerable

 Environment is one of the nature’s legacies left for the human and needs to be honored and leave for the offspring, as both human being ... Full story

Marriage law sees uncertain future

 Since long years, our society has been dominated with economic constraint, unacceptable traditions and huge expenditures of marriage in expensive wedding halls and have prevented ... Full story

Security, defense bodies play crucial role in restoration of security

 Giving vote of confidence to leaders of MoD, NDS would strongly improve security situation in the country, because in the last few years the Afghan ... Full story

Legal, judicial center to help reduce corruption

 The authorities of the AGO talking on serious efforts on preventing of corruption, said with the establishment of Legal and Judicial Center (LJC) decisive steps ... Full story

President Ghani confers medal to Hotak

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani conferred the medal of Mir Masjidi Khan to the country’s talented sportsman, Ahmad Wali ... Full story

Laws Committee approves bill on standards affairs management

 KABUL: Chaired by the second vice-president, Sarwar Danesh, the Laws Committee approved the bill on the standards affairs management law, under which Afghanistan could join ... Full story

Islam; the religion of meditation, rationality, CE

 KABUL: In a meeting held to mark the descent of the holy Quran, the country’s Chief Executive said the holy Quran was the book of ... Full story

Rabbani holds courtesy meeting with UN special representative to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs held courtesy meeting with UN special representative to Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom, BNA reported the other day.  During the meeting, ... Full story

Two IS commanders among 18 killed in Nangarhar

 JALALABAD: At least 18 Daesh militants including two commanders were killed in the latest operations conducted in eastern Nangarhar province. Ministry of Defense (MoD) in ... Full story

Top Taliban commander Killed in Kunduz

 IMAM SAHIB: A top commander of the Taliban group was killed in an airstrike along with his six fighters in Northern Kunduz province, Ministry of ... Full story

India should supply tanks, artillery to ANA: Indian veteran

 An Indian war veteran and strategic analyst has said India should supply heavy military equipment to the Afghan armed forces, including tanks and field artillery. In ... Full story

Corruption Afghanistan’s biggest threat to development

 Corruption in Afghanistan has become widely recognized as a key challenge for governance and rule of law and as an obstacle for sustainable, private-sector-led economic ... Full story

Behave with charity towards fellowmen, particularly during Ramadan

 As we are, approximately at the middle of the holy month of Ramadan, the rich persons should do their best to provide the needy people ... Full story

Transcript of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s Speech  in Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Tashkent, Uzbekistan 24 June 2016  

 President Karimov, heads of states and governments, and international organizations, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen! Our context is one of constant change that is multi-dimensional and threatens ... Full story

SCO members support Afghanistan membership

 Some SCO member countries have agreed on Afghanistan’s complete member in the organization.  Afghanistan has been accepted as observer of the organization in 2012. In 15th summit ... Full story

Bridging the Pak, Afghan gulf

In the century of Asia, approximately all major countries in Asia are thriving economically as the balance of economic power is tilting towards Asia in ... Full story

Govt. serious decisions in fighting corruption effective

 The presidential palace declared that Justice and Judicial Center on Fighting Corruption will review the government officials’ cases during the current week.  The center is expected ... Full story

Afghanistan’s SCO membership to boost regional, economic cooperation

 Sixtieth summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan during which the leaders of the member countries once again stressed on join fighting ... Full story

US strikes Taliban in Afghanistan under new authority

 The US military has carried out its first air strikes against Taliban targets in Afghanistan under newly approved rules, the Pentagon said Friday.  The airstrikes hit ... Full story

Bridging the Pak, Afghan gulf

 In the century of Asia, approximately all major countries in Asia are thriving economically as the balance of economic power is tilting towards Asia in ... Full story

Uzbekistan ready to build railroad to Mazar-e-Sharif

 TASHKENT: Uzbekistan’s president, Islom Karimov has said his country was ready to extend a railroad from its border to Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh ... Full story

Afghanistan, Pakistan agree to constitute mechanism following Torkham unrest

 TASHKENT: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met his Pakistani counterpart President Mamnoon Hussain at the sideline of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Tashkent on ... Full story

Today’s youth, tomorrow’s wealth, Sadat

 KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture and deputy minister on youth affairs asked the youth to learn and improve their lives as well as ... Full story

Ghazni civil society members see insecurity main challenge ahead of development

 KABUL: A number of civil society members and provincial police chief of Ghazni called on chief executive first deputy Eng. Mohammad Khan in Kabul. In the ... Full story

Pakistan violating other nations’ sovereignty, Afghan envoy tells UNSC

 KABUL: In a veiled reference to the recent killing of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in Pakistan, the Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to United Nations, ... Full story

Korea to host Afghanistan’s hidden treasures

 KABUL: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Republic of Korea signed agreement on holding of Afghanistan’s hidden treasures exhibition, BNA reported, adding that based on the ... Full story

Online museum to introduce unique Afghan culture

 KABUL: All artists can put their artifacts for exhibition through online museum opened recently by acting Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Kamal Saddat in ... Full story

President Ghani meets Tajik, Turkmen counterparts in Tashkent

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in his tour to Uzbekistan, at the sideline of the Shanghai Summit, met with his Tajik and ... Full story

Women prisoners’ cases investigated

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, chairing a meeting on evaluation of the women prisoners cases, said he would investigate a report, the ... Full story

Counter-Corruption, Justice, Judiciary Center to get operational soon, President Ghani

 KABUL: Chaired by President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a meeting on work improvement of Counter-Corruption, Justice and Judiciary Center was ... Full story

President Ghani extends condolence to Torkham victim families

 KABUL: President Ghani in his meeting with the victim families of Torkham and Goshta districts and extending condolence to them pledged a regular cooperation of ... Full story

China to support rebuilding process in Afghanistan, President Xi

 TASHKENT: China supports peaceful rebuilding process in Afghanistan, which should be pushed forward inclusively, “led by Afghan people and owned by Afghan people”, President Xi ... Full story

FM Rabbani, Sartaj Aziz discuss Torkham unrest, reiterate to bolster bilateral ties

 TASHKENT: A meeting was held between Afghan Foreign Minister, Salahuddin Rabbani and Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on ... Full story

Unnecessary offices in Hamid Karzai Int'l. Airport eases illegal trafficking

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan after hearing the inclusive investigation of the commission on the Hamid Karzai International Airport Affairs expressed concern ... Full story

Kandahar civil society activists laud MoIC’s deputy youth affairs works

 KABUL: In his meeting with the civil society activists and youth of southern Kandahar, Dr. Kamal Sadat, Deputy Youth Affairs for the Ministry of Information ... Full story

SCO essential platform to bolster regional stability

 Members and observers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have gathered in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, for their annual summit. The multilateral organization concerns itself with the ... Full story

Afghan-Pak officials look new mechanism to address Durand Line dispute

 Afghanistan and Pakistan foreign ministers agreed to set a new mechanism to resolve the border dispute, recently raised from the Pakistani border guards’ installations in ... Full story

Dostum Charity Foundation bridge between rich, poor people

 Over the last years, beside other government organizations, a number of non-government organizations are operational to help destitute people throughout the country, as First Vice ... Full story

NUG should support journalists

 During a press conference, members of Afghanistan’s Journalists Council asked the government of national unity to practice what it has promised in defending the rights ... Full story

Main reason behind Afghan currency nosedive

 The main reason behind drop in the price Afghan against other foreign currencies, most importantly dollar is lack of proper economic policy and sometime, failure ... Full story

Ramadan bloodied with violence

 The month of Ramadan, in which the Holey Quran was revealed, is a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion ... Full story

People optimism on NUG activities

 Although people were not satisfied with the NUG but in recent times government concentration on infrastructural projects has made them optimist. The NUG has taken ... Full story

Positive impact of cultural centers on economy

 In recent times, different departments specially the MoIC have been attempting to focus serious attention to the country’s cultural historical works and protect and rehabilitate ... Full story

Natural Heritages

 Due to its value in the human life and balance of environment, protection ÎÈ natural resources and nature has attracted attention of the world people. Efforts ... Full story

Parliament ratifies Afghanistan’s WTO accession

 KABUL: Wolesi Jirga ratified the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) yesterday, placing Afghanistan within days of formal membership to the renowned international ... Full story

Rabbani meets UNHCR commissioner

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs met Fillipo Grandi, chairman of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) the other day, his office ... Full story

Dr. Sadat opens Asra Orphanage’s computer center

 KABUL: Deputy Information and Culture for Youth Affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat during a grand ceremony opened the computer center of the Asra Orphanage here in ... Full story

Taliban abduct 27 passengers in Helmand

 LASHKARGAH: The Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for taking 27 passengers hostage in the south of the country Tuesday in a latest incident of mass kidnapping. ... Full story

Pakistan’s Afghan villages attacks against international rules, NSC

 KABUL: Assessing the government’s send high level delegation to Pakistan to share the recent Torkham dispute with the Pakistani side, chaired by President Ghani, the ... Full story

Elusive Prosperity: Afghanistan and Nepal

 After the formation of Bretton Woods institutions post-World War II and undoubtedly since the fall of Soviet Union in early 1990s, the nation-states of the ... Full story

President Ghani seeks UNHCR’s role in solving Afghan refugees’ problems

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met the other day with Fillipo Grandi, chairman for United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at presidential palace. In the ... Full story

UNHCR asks Int’l Community to pay attention to Afghan refugees, IDPs

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met the other day with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) chairman Filippo  Grandi and his accompanying delegation ... Full story

Kabul, Islamabad discuss Torkham tensions after clashes

 ISLAMABAD: Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai led an inter-ministerial delegation—consisting of senior civilian and military officials—to visit Islamabad, Pakistan, at the invitation of Sartaj ... Full story

Wolesi Jirga approves Stanikzai & Habibi as Defense Minister, NDS Chief

 KABUL: The lower house of parliament approved Masoom Stanikzai as the National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief and Abdullah Khan Habibi as the Minister of ... Full story

President Ghani thanks Wolesi Jirga’s nominee approval

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has praised members of Lower House of parliament for giving vote of confidence to designate minister of defense and nominees ... Full story

NUG leaders condemn terrorist attacks in Kabul, Badakhshan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned terrorist attack on member of Kabul provincial council, suicide attack on bus carrying Nepalese security guards and ... Full story

Suicide bombing kills 14 Nepalese guards in Kabul

 KABUL:  A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards in an attack Monday on their minibus in the capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry said. The ... Full story

Afghanistan best place for investment

 Historically, Afghanistan has been at the heart of major trading  routes, amongst them, the fabled Silk Road, which is one of  many trading routes that have served ... Full story

Afghanistan seeks diplomatic solutions on Torkham dispute

 The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is making effort to solve the Torkham Port dispute via diplomatic sources, while First Vice-President Gen. Dostum’s announced to lead ... Full story

Warsaw Conference, strong message of hope, trust and change for Afghans

 Hoping to provide a good opportunity for the country’s security forces’ equipment and support by the member countries, the Warsaw City will host the NATO ... Full story

Meraj (Night Ascension); one of Laila-tul-Qadr’s preferences

 The Prophet Mohammad’s Meraj or (Night Journey) has been the best of the Laila-ul-Qadr’s nights, during which He (PBUH) had been taken to the skies ... Full story

Border dispute should be met diplomatically

 Clashes between Afghanistan and Pakistan border guards get intensified when the country’s border guards prevented Pak ones from installation of a gate at Torkham Port, ... Full story

Over 9,500 fasting people enjoy Khalifa Zahid’s daily iftar project

 KABUL: As many as 9,545 fasting people are enjoying a daily iftar project facilitated by Sheikh Zahid Al-e-Nehyan Institute across the country’s 18 provinces. The process ... Full story

Massoud chairs reforms committee meeting

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

President Ghani’s message on World Refugee Day

 June 20, World Refugee Day, would convoy our thoughts and prayers to those Afghans living abroad and those refugees and repatriates, the people of Afghanistan ... Full story

First VP aids Torkham victims’ families

 KABUL: A delegation from the country’s first vice-president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum arrived in eastern province of Jalalabad, where he provided edible items to the ... Full story

Dozens of IS fighters killed in Nangarhar

 Jalalabad: A foreign drone strike and ensuing ground operation by Afghan forces have killed more than two dozen Islamic State loyalists in eastern Nangarhar province, ... Full story

47 Taliban killed, 41 wounded in Uruzgan

 URUZGAN: Taliban militants sustained heavy casualties during an operation in southern Uruzgan province. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the operation was conducted in Charchino district ... Full story

NPC approves seven contracts worth 345 million AFG

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the national procurement commission’s session was held yesterday at presidential palace that as a result seven contracts ... Full story

India pledges 120,000 tons of wheat as humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Minister of foreign affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met yesterday with Indian ambassador to Kabul Manprit Vohra. In the meeting, the Indian ambassador to Kabul informed of ... Full story

Pakistan can’t tolerate increasing India-Afghan friendly ties: Karzai

 KABUL: Former president Hamid Karzai said Pakistan does not want good relations between India and Afghanistan and wants “no bilateral trade and no access to ... Full story

Kerry: Memo calling for attack on Syria 'important statement'

 US Secretary of State John Kerry has said an internal memo calling for stronger military action against the Syrian government is an “important statement” which ... Full story

Deputy foreign affairs minister receives Turkmen officials

 KABUL: Deputy minister of finance and administrative for foreign affairs Dr. Nasir Ahmad Andisha received in Herat’s Torghundi port, the  Turkmen deputy for council of ... Full story

Resolution of Afghanistan’s universities, academic, cultural organizations on steps to register Mawlana’s Mathnavi Manavi with UNESCO

 KABUL: Mawlana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi, born in Balkh, located in North of Khurasan or today Afghanistan, passing away and buried in Turkey’s Qunia city, is ... Full story

Pentagon hails ANSF efforts in war on terror

 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 ... Full story

8th Silk Route Festival to be held in Bamyan

 After gaining the title of the first cultural capital of SAARC, Bamyan will now host a magnificent the 8th Silk Route festival, an official said. The ... Full story

Domestic revenues rise by 6pc

 The presidential palace has recently declared that it could increase its domestic revenues by six percent by the end of current fiscal year. The minister of ... Full story

Protesters march in Kabul for Kunduz hostages release

 Hundreds of people staged a protest in Kabul on Friday, demanding greater security after a recent spate of kidnappings that targeted groups of civilians in ... Full story

ANSF equipment crucial than US forces’ presence in operations

 Recently, the U.S. has declared to increase its cooperation with the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in suppressing the Taliban and would conduct airstrikes in ... Full story

Regional, global efforts for settling of Afghan-Pak disputes

 In the wake of border tensions between Afghan-Pakistani troops, the world countries including the US started efforts to settle border disputes between these two countries. Expressing ... Full story

NUG leaders, Turkish FM discuss bilateral ties

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Thursday with Turkish foreign affairs minister and his accompanying delegation. In the meeting held at presidential palace, both sides exchanged ... Full story

Bakhshabad dam’s construction contract signed

 KABUL: Ministry of water and energy has signed detailed design of Farah’s Bakhshabad dam with an Italian company and Helmand construction unit here in Kabul, In ... Full story

President Ghani meets Turkmen deputy for council of ministers

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Wednesday evening with deputy of council of ministers of Turkmenistan. In the meeting held at presidential palace, both sides ... Full story

Conference “Rule of law” opened in Germany

 KABUL: Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh, led a high-ranking government delegation, opened Tuesday the conference titled “Rule of law” in Germany’s Heidelberg city.   in the ... Full story

FM meets Turkish counterpart

 KABUL: Minister of foreign affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met Thursday with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Kabul. In the meeting, minister of foreign affairs while recalling ... Full story

Mother Day marked in Kabul

 KABUL: Mother Day was marked Wednesday in a ceremony by directorate of gender for information and culture here in Kabul. In the ceremony, acting minister ... Full story

Swiss UMEF University of Afghanistan churns out first batch of MBA graduates

KABUL: The Swiss UMEF University of Afghanistan held its first convocation of Master of Business Administration (MBA) here on Thursday in Kabul continental hotel. Congratulating the ... Full story

President Ghani accepts credentials of newly-appointed French ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has accepted credentials of France’s newly-appointed ambassador to Kabul François Richier. In a ceremony held on this occasion at presidential palace ... Full story

Abductions indicate Taliban’s failure against ANSF

 The government of Afghanistan says that the Taliban have increased their passengers’ kidnapping on highways to retaliate their defeat against the Afghan National Security Forces ... Full story

Govt, UNICEF working on law to prevent child labor in Afghanistan

 The officials of the Afghan MoFA and the UNICEF  said that they are working jointly to finalize law on children forced labor which is expected ... Full story

New acting Kabul mayor, problems & challenges

 Lack of standard roads, urban transportation, bus stations, regular locations for vendors, canalization, accumulation of garbages, traffic jams by a number of street vendors are ... Full story

Pakistan never gives up disturbing relations between Afghanistan and regional countries

 Pakistan has time and again encroached Durand Line and created problems. Pakistani military forces wanted recently to establish installations on Torkham zero point who were ... Full story

China-Germany willing to cooperate with Afghanistan in reconstruction

 China and Germany officials say that they are willing to take share in reconstruction of Afghanistan; this was said by Angela Markel, German PM during ... Full story

Pakistan faces severe criticism over supporting terrorist groups

 A number of countries have reached the conclusion that Islamabad adopting dual policy regarding Afghanistan and supports terrorist groups and prevents restoration of peace and ... Full story

Optimism about standard treatment in Afghanistan

 Though the people of Afghanistan are facing challenges in the field of being treated free of charges, but the government ran hospitals are treating wide ... Full story

Impacts of high ways, agricultural products on national economy

 Rebuilding of roads and highways would leave direct impacts on national economy. The decades long devastating conflicts have inflicted heavy damages to our roads and ... Full story

President Ghani chairs NSC

 KABUL: Chaired by President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Security Council meeting discussed issues on the security of some ... Full story

National Transport Committee holds meeting

 KABUL: Chaired by Ahmad Zia Massoud, the Presidential Special Representative on Reforms and Good Governance, the National Transport Committee held a meeting discussing some related ... Full story

Deputy economy FM meets Indian ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Adela Raz, the deputy economy for foreign ministry met Indian ambassador to Kabul, Manpreet Vohra here at her office the other day, her office ... Full story

US to grant MD 35, A29 plane fighters for Afghan air forces: Charlie

 Deputy forces of the Resolute Support Mission in public affairs  Brig Gen Charlie Cleveland in a special interview has told to Ariana News that US ... Full story

Pakistani ambassador summoned over Torkham clash

 The Pakistani Ambassador to Afghanistan was summoned in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan (MoFA) over a clash between the Afghan and Pakistani forces ... Full story

Presidential press statement

 Suggested by the national journalists union, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan indorsed extension of media work license for a new period of six ... Full story

Gen. Dostum targets hideouts of Taliban in Jawzjan, 15 killed, 7 wounded

 The hideouts of the Taliban militants were targeted during the operations led by First Vice President, General Abdul Rashid Dostum in northern Jawzjan province of ... Full story

Senior Pakistani army officer dies after injured during clash with Afghan forces

 A senior Pakistani army officer has died of his wounds after he was injured during a clash with the Afghan forces in Torkham.  According to the ... Full story

Afghan diplomat to US wants Pakistan policy changed

 Afghanistan Ambassador to United States of America Hamdullah Moheb demanded Pakistan to change its policy towards Afghanistan.  He added the 70 decade policy doesn’t meet all ... Full story

Prisons’ high council reviews inmates condition

 KABUL: Chaired by chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the prisons high council meeting was held yesterday at Sapidar palace. In the session, general director of prisons ... Full story

CE accuses Pakistan over new installation across Durand Line

 KABUL: Chairing the meeting of the cabinet CE, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said that Afghanistan and Pakistan have agreed to ceasefire along the Torkham border and ... Full story

MoFA summons Pakistan ambassador over Torkham port clashes

 KABUL: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned yesterday Pakistan ambassador to Kabul Sayed Abrar Hussain and submitted him strong protest of the Islamic Republic of ... Full story

“Legislative decree rejection to delay electoral reforms”, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has considered legislative decree rejection by lower house of parliament as backward in bringing reforms in electoral system. In a statement ... Full story

Afghan, Pakistan border forces clash at Torkham port

 TORKHAM: Afghan & Pakistani soldiers clashed overnight at the main border crossing at the end of the Khyber Pass, officials said on Monday. One Afghan ... Full story

MoIC message on the occasion of Mother Day

 KABUL: Mother is the God’s big gift for humanity. The concession of all successes and honors reach to mothers and the relations of affection and ... Full story

Global Fund to support HIV campaign in Afghanistan

 KABUL: The Global Fund pledged 8.6 million USD for fight against HIV to Afghanistan, a statement from Ministry of Public Health said here yesterday, adding ... Full story

Blood donation saves millions of lives

 June 14, coincides with World Blood Donor Day—a day that appreciates those who donate their bloods to rescue the people lives. This day is also coincided ... Full story

Govt. new plan to prevent highways’ abduction

With each passing day, taking hostages of the passengers by armed insurgents is getting increased in highways. The Taliban have been defeated in face-to-face combat ... Full story

Afghanistan: A war of politics, not policy

 While U.S. efforts in Iraq and Syria to combat the Islamic State wear on, Washington’s other major war in the region is showing signs of ... Full story

Pakistan’s isolation lays positive impact on Afghanistan security

 During his visit to the U.S. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, speaking at the joint US Congress session expressed deep concern over what he said ... Full story

Mother manages to gain first teacher’s title, heaven’s gatekeeper

 Appreciating the lofty position of mother, Jawza 24th (June 13th ) has been nominated in the name of mother this perfect creature of kindness and ... Full story

Inclusive anti-Taliban strategy a must, lawmakers

 Expressing concern the growing insecurity in the country, particularly in the north, the house of people asks for endorsing a new comprehensive war strategy against ... Full story

Growing beggars in Kabul city concerning

 Kabul citizens are concerned on increasing beggars in the city, they believe that begging has reached its peak and a number of beggars including women ... Full story

Taliban losing chance of war in Afghanistan

 The US president Barack Obama has recently announced his new war policy on Afghanistan based on which the American troops increase their air strikes against ... Full story

Agriculture base of Afghanistan stability, President Ghani

 KABUL: In a meeting of the High Economic Council (HEC), President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani called agriculture as the main ... Full story

CE Abdullah meets U.S. special representative for Afghanistan, Pakistan

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with Richard Olson, U.S. special representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan here in Kabul at the Sapidar Palace the ... Full story

Britain’s commitment to Afghanistan appreciable, Massoud

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud, President’s Special Representative on Reforms and Good Governance met the other day with Doming Germy, British ambassador to Kabul, his office ... Full story

Youth should cooperate with NAOW to enrich Afghanistan’s civilization, Dr. Sadat

 KABUL: While visiting the National Archive of Afghanistan, Dr. Kamal Sadat, the MoIC’s Deputy on Youth Affairs, lauded what he said an effective step to ... Full story

Dostum regrets mothers’ decades long problems

 KABUL: First Vice-President, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, in a message on Sunday, expressed regret over what he said a growing challenges faced by mothers since ... Full story

MoD welcomes U.S. wide military role against Taliban

 Recently, U.S President, Barack Obama has approved a new policy on Afghanistan war—a move that authorizes the U.S. forces to increase their cooperation with Afghan ... Full story

Child labor remains serious challenge in Afghanistan

 June 12th is the world day of children labor prohibition. Based on the latest global data, 120m to 150m children between 5-14 years throughout the ... Full story

Afghanistan to reach power self-sufficiency in five years, ministry

 Signing great economic projects, including CASA-1000, TAPI, Chabahar, Salma Dam and Kajaki Dam would help bolster economy of the country. The projects could also be called ... Full story

Environment protection everyone’s responsibility

 Life and environment protection is really very important from every point of view and we can say that life and environment is one of the ... Full story

Iran, Turkey’s plan to register Maulana’s Masnavi with UNESCO against regional convergence, Mostafavi

 Respected UNESCO department and cultural in charges of Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Turkey! No doubt, Masnavi Manavi of Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi ... Full story

President Ghani praises coordination among country’s three powers

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a breakfast Friday evening with members of national assembly congratulated the holy month of Ramadan and prayed for maintaining ... Full story

President Ghani returns home after UAE visit

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, leading high-ranking government officials, returned home after a one-day official visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE). During his visit to ... Full story

CE saddened over recent terrorist attack in Nangarhar

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was saddened over explosion of an improvised bomb in a mosque in Hesarak area of Nangarhar’s Rodaat district martyring ... Full story

Minister Jahani’s standpoint on Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi’s Masnavi

 KABUL: Minister of Information and Culture’s vision on Maulana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi’s Masnavi:  In the name of Almighty Allah, the most compassionate and the most merciful During ... Full story

UNAMA condemns attack on Nangarhar Masjid

 KABUL: The United Nations Assistant Mission in Afghanistan condemned the attack targeting civilians gathered for Friday prayers at the Hisarak grand Mosque in Rudat district ... Full story

US new policy to help ANSF gain ground against terrorists

 The Obama administration has granted American forces in Afghanistan new authorities to assist Afghan troops, a U.S. official said on Thursday. The move signals a ... Full story

Global support to Afghanistan extremely important

 In a meeting, the International Contact Group  (ICG) once again announced its support of ANSF and the ICG member countries assured the Afghan government of ... Full story

CE meets Swedish ambassador

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with the Swedish Ambassador to Kabul, Anders Sjöberg with both sides exchanging views on different issues, the BNA ... Full story

Drugs, illegal mining fuel war in Afghanistan

 War is mostly waged by drugs production and trafficking and illegal mining in the war-torn Afghanistan, where an international search organization – Global Witness findings ... Full story

People expressing concern over hike of foodstuffs prices

 Afghanistan is an importing country who imports majority of essentials from foreign countries including China, Iran, Pakistan, India, Tajikistan Uzbekistan etc. Nowadays due to increase ... Full story

Terrorism, extremism serious challenges before development

 Terrorism and extremism are two gloomy phenomena that are not allowed in any humanitarian law and religion, and those who chose to follow these ways ... Full story

President Ghani meets UAE based Afghan traders

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, during his stay in the United Arab Emirate (UAE) met the Afghan traders, congratulating him the holy ... Full story

Gen. Dostum saddened by deadly Turkish terrorist incident

 KABUL: Gen. Dostum, the first vice president was quoted by the Bakhtar News Agency, the other day, as expressing deep condolence over the killing of ... Full story

Danish introduces key security officials to parliament

 KABUL: Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice President introduced the security candidates for the Defense Ministry and National Directorate for Security (NDS) to the parliament the other ... Full story

Rabbani meets Turkish counterpart

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs met the other day with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuþoðlu in Turkish Capital Ankara, his office said in ... Full story

MoIC investigating report on UNESCO’s Mawlana Masnavi’s registration

 KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture has said it was seriously investigating a report saying Mawlana’s renowned Masnavi Manavi had been registered with the UNESCO’s ... Full story

Economic mobility a must

 Infrastructural projects are crucial to the present state of affairs in the country. Lack of sufficient infrastructure such as standard roads, bridges, tunnels, power generation ... Full story

India wins hearts in Afghanistan with ‘Friendship Dam’

 Taking their “development partnership” to the next level, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the Salma Dam during an impressive ... Full story

Hekmatyar signs peace accord with government

 KABUL: Leader of Hezb-e-Islami, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has signed peace pact with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, sending a copy by his son to Kabul, the ... Full story

NSC denounces attack on judges, MP, vows tight security

 KABUL: The National Security Council (NSC) chaired by President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, discussed some topics on the agendas, a statement from the ... Full story

President Ghani attends MP Shir Wali Wardak’s prayer ceremony

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan attended the prayer ceremony of Eng. Shir Wali Wardak in Eidgah Masjid the other ... Full story

MoU signed to extend Kajaki hydropower dam

 KABUL: Afghanistan minister of energy and water and a Turkish Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at the extension of Kajaki hydropower ... Full story

CE denounces journalists’ murder in Helmand

 KABUL: Chief Executive of the national unity government, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has regretted over what he denounced a Taliban militants’ mortar fire resulted in the ... Full story

International community announces financial support to ANA

 KABUL: The International Community, in a meeting of the International Contact Groups, announced its support to finance the Afghan National Army Monetary Fund, a statement ... Full story

Sankdel reassures commitment to Journalists’ Support Fund

KABUL: Ahmad Shah Sankdel, deen of Dunya University in a meeting with the leading body of the Afghanistan Journalists’ Supporting Fund once renewed support to ... Full story

To consider youth’s demands govt. priority, Massoud

 KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud, President’s Special Representative on Reforms and Good Governance met a number of northern Badakhshan province’s youths the other day and heard ... Full story

World Environment Day marked under ‘Green Nature, Green Life’ motto

 KABUL: Administration of the National Environment Protection celebrated the World Environment Day, under the slogan of ‘Green Nature, Green Life’ here in Kabul on Sunday. After ... Full story

President Ghani condoles death of Ghulam Rabbani Azizi

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a message has condoled the demise of a tribal elder and influential figure al-Hajj Ghulam Rabbani Azizi, who has ... Full story

CE, Helmand elders discuss security situation

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with a dozens of Helmand elders and dignitaries at Sapidar Palace in Kabul. In the meeting, the respective ... Full story

VP Danesh meets Tala-Barfak district people’s council members

 KABUL: The Tala-Barfak People Council members were received by Sarwar Danesh, the second vice-president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and heard their problems, his ... Full story

Inauguration of Salma Dam symbol of Afghanistan-India friendship, Saadat

 KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat, Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on youth affairs along with a number of civil organizations welcomed inauguration of Salam Dam ... Full story

Presidential spokesperson, chief of protocol appointed

 KABUL: Mohmmad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has appointed Haroon Chakhansori as new presidential spokesperson and Mukhtarullah Mukhtar as chief of ... Full story

MP Sher Wali Wardak killed in Kabul explosion

KABUL: An Afghan parliament member Sherwali Wardak was killed in an explosion in Kabul yesterday evening, sources have confirmed. Lawmaker Sherwali is the brother of ... Full story

MoIC condemns killing of two journalists

 KABUL: The Ministry of Information and Culture condemns and offering condolences over the killing of the two journalists by Taliban in Helmand province, BNA reported. Afghan ... Full story