US aims to calm strained Turkey ties post-coup bid

 America’s highest-ranking military officer sought on Monday to soothe strained ties with NATO ally Turkey, which was angered by the West’s response to a failed ... Full story

Over 100 kinds of grapes grown in Afghanistan, MAIL

The authorities in Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) say there are over 100 kinds of grapes in Afghanistan that more of them are ... Full story

NSC assesses security, refugees’ problems

KABUL: Chaired by Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the National Security Council (NSC) meeting discussed security situation of the country ... Full story

Abdullah eyes more aids from Brussels Summit

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdulhah hoped to draw more aids from the Brussels Summit, as he pledged full preparation of Afghanistan for the conference, ... Full story

Jahani meets Ghazni governor

KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani, Minister of Information and Culture met with Karim Mateen, the governor of Ghazni in his office the other day, Bakthar News ... Full story

Saffron cultivation decreases poppy

Saffron cultivation has left good impacts on economic situation of Afghan women, said the officials of the MoAIL, emphasized that those areas of Afghanistan that ... Full story

25th anniversary of independence of Uzbekistan The basis of prosperous life

Within a historically short period of time significant results, the importance of which can not be overestimated, massive results have been achieved. In the first ... Full story

Afghan cinematographers lack budget to reflect pains, grievances of people

Cinema is the 7th art in the world that screens objective realities of every society and has deep link with other arts including music, painting, ... Full story

Afghanistan-Iran border areas’ economic development discussed

TEHRAN: Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani called for efforts to tackle poverty in the underdeveloped regions along common border with ... Full story

Australian aid worker honored with high state medal

KABUL: President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani conferred high state medal of Malali, hero of the Maiwand battle to Katherine Jane Wilson,the ... Full story

Media should stay cautious in emergency situation, statement

KABUL: The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IRA) in a statement on Tuesday asked the media workers for working hard in saving of ... Full story

Afghanistan, India, U.S. to hold talks next month, Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that the United States would launch trilateral talks with India and Afghanistan at next month’s United Nations ... Full story

4 Haqqani commanders killed in Paktia

GARDIZ CITY: U.S. air raids in eastern Paktia’s Janikhil district killed four commanders of the Haqqani network, a militant group affiliated with the Taliban, as ... Full story

New technology behind poor book reading culture

Growing book reading culture can positively affect any changes and developments in a country, therefore, book reading culture should not be forgotten. Because, book is ... Full story

New Sino-Afghan railway fuels OBOR initiative

Afghanistan seeks to reduce its dependency on foreign assistance and rebuild its economy on sustainable growth. Since the inauguration of the National Unity Government much ... Full story

Afghan special forces best option for counterterrorism operations, officials

However, heavy conflicts are still going on in a number of insecure provinces, such as, Helmand, Kunduz, Takhar and Baghlan, the security officials said, ‘conducting ... Full story

Pakistan concerned over enhanced Afghan-India ties

Relations among countries, is one of the important and basic issues in international relations and foreign policy. Although these relations may have different aspects but ... Full story

First freight train linking China to Afghanistan departs

For the first time in the course of Afghan-China relations a special transportation railway aimed at direct transferring of commercial goods from China to Afghanistan ... Full story

Kandahar police arrest illegal Pakistani workers

In the last few days, Kandahar police started arrest of dozens Pakistani nationals who lacked legal permits. So far 150 people who are residents of ... Full story

President Ghani inaugurates Bamyan airport

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani opened yesterday national unity martyred Abdul Ali Mazari in Bamyan. The country’s President accompanied by second vice president Sarwar Danesh, chief ... Full story

President Ghani attends 2nd national mayors’ conference

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated in the second national mayors conference held at presidential palace on Sunday. At the beginning of the conference, deputy of ... Full story

EU Ambassador says political leaders’ firm, will key to development

KABUL: President’s Special representative on reform and good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud met EU ambassador to Kabul Franz-Michael Mellbin here yesterday BNA reported, adding both ... Full story

Private sector asks for govt. help to export fresh fruits

KABUL: On the basis of decisions made in High Economic Council, the Minister of Finance Eklil Hakimi met with representatives of the private sector here ... Full story

Press release of Chief Executive Office over NUG leaders’ meeting

KABUL: In the third meeting, the president and chief executive reached to an agreement over electoral reform, distribution of the E-Tazkira, establishment of the commission ... Full story

New effective plans to guarantee Afghanistan’s success at Brussels Conference

The government of national unity is making effort to share what it said long work achievements with the international community at the Brussels Summit. The efforts ... Full story

AHRIC concerned over growing violence against women

Afghanistan’s Human Rights Independent Commission (AHRIC) expressed concern over increasing violence cases against women while the Ministry of Women Affairs (MoWA) reported on decrease in ... Full story

Secret, unknown hands behind current war in Afghanistan

Deputy Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Murad Ali Murad who left here for the north of Afghanistan to manage war against the Taliban, has said ... Full story

Pakistan not acquitted only by speech

Raheel Sharif, Pakistani army chief of staff in a statement asserted that Pakistan would not let terrorist attacks organized in its territory. BNA analyst who ... Full story

HEC discusses key issues on agenda

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the meeting of the High Economic Council (HEC), discussing some key agendas on ... Full story

Refugees’ problems discussed with CE Abdullah

KABUL: Afghanistan minister of refugees and repatriates and deputy minister of foreign affairs in a meeting with the Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah discussed the problems ... Full story

MoPH to help youth learn how to identify, publicize quality medications

KABUL:  The national administration for medical affairs of the ministry of public health signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the deputy ministry of information ... Full story

Fresh war victims receive emergency cash aids in Sar-e-Pul

KABUL: Chief Executive Office, during a visit of the dispatched delegation to the Sancharak district of Sar-e-Pul province provided the victims with cash aids, the ... Full story

Gun battle kills 5 Taliban militants, injures 10 in Jawzjan

SHIBERGHAN: Conflict between government forces and Taliban militants in the northern Jawzjan province left five insurgents dead and 10 others injured on Saturday, Rahmatullah Turkistani, ... Full story

ANSF preparing to launch offensive to retake Janikheil district

Afghan security forces are preparing to launch an operation to retake an eastern border district a day after it fell to the Taliban, officials said ... Full story

Climate change – climate remains the same.

(Ecological Globalistan – Political Terroristan) ... Full story

Attack on AUAF receives wide condemnations

The National Security Council has blamed what it said a cowardly attack on the Afghan-American University of being plotted beyond the Duran Line. The presidential office ... Full story

Restoration of peace, stability in Afghanistan requires universal campaign: Nangarhari

In continuation of peace efforts, this time an Afghan who wants to restore peace and stability in Afghanistan, has managed to sent message of peace ... Full story

Drug, corruption two devastating phenomena

Drug and corruption are the two devastating phenomena that all the world countries and societies are at close quarter with them. First, corruption is that negative ... Full story

Illiteracy; biggest challenge in Afghanistan

At global level, Afghanistan has the lowest and highest levels of literacy and illiteracy respectively that has created serious concerns on literacy movement. In an ... Full story

President Ghani visits AUAF, vocational institute for the blind

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani this morning visited the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) and the Vocational Institute for ... Full story

Political agreement implementation process to be followed with consultation, CE

KABUL: Chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting with a large number of leaders and key members of reforms and convergence briefed related to ... Full story

CE meets US special envoy for Afghanistan, Pakistan

KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson, accompanied by Peter Levoy from US national ... Full story

Badghis provincial council members call on VP Danesh

KABUL: Head and a number of Badghis provincial council’s members and elders called on second vice president and enumerated demands of the people of the ... Full story

Alternative livelihood, good way to counter poppy cultivation

KABUL: A session was held yesterday in counter narcotics ministry in connection with implementation of Afghanistan national action plan. In the session chaired by minister of ... Full story

Youth to return home if peace restored: Balkhi

KABUL-Sayed HussainAlemi Balkhi, Minister of Refugees and Repatriates and Shukria Barekzai Afghan ambassador to Norway discussed Afghan migrants’ issues with Norwegian Foreign Minister the other ... Full story

Education under fire

In the midst of violence and instability, educational instituitons are the place for     learning and opportunity, a sanctuary for healing and health, and a ... Full story

Air pollution; its impacts on public health

In a city we live, should take active part in its cleanness and seriously prevent its pollution and don’t throw garbages on public places. Because a ... Full story

Terrorist attack on AUAF targeted bests and brightests

Students fled or hid as militants stormed the American University of Afghanistan, killing 13 people. ... Full story

Distribution of E-IDs necessary for transparent elections

One of the essential issues which are important for holding of parliamentary and provincial councils and districts councils elections, is very important and distinguishes tribes ... Full story

Afghanistan-India to further bolster military cooperation

Bilateral relations between Afghanistan and India have traditionally been strong and friendly since long. In fact, relations between the two countries have recently enhanced—a move that ... Full story

ANSDF fighting regional intelligence agencies’ imposed war

The MoD officials said that ANSF are involved in fighting with regional secret services. If there was only war with Taliban insurgents, it would have ... Full story

AUAF attack leaves 13 dead, 36 injured

KABUL: Militants armed with a car bomb, grenades and automatic weapons killed at least 13 people during the 10-hour attack on the American University of ... Full story

University attack managed beyond Durand Line, NSC meeting

KABUL: An extraordinary session of the National Security Council reviewed details of the terrorist attack on the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF), here late on ... Full story

President Ghani inquires health condition of AUAF’s victims

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani went to Emergency hospital to look after those injured in terrorist attack on Afghan-American University in Kabul. While the country’s President ... Full story

Jahani meets ECO chairman

KABUL: Minister of Information and Culture Abdul Bari Jahani met with ECO chairman Dr. Iftikhar Hussain the other day. In the meeting, ECO chairman and his ... Full story

Iqbal Lahori’s translated books unveiled

KABUL: Bal-e-Jibrael and Zarb-e-Kalim, two books of Alama Iqbal Lahori and which were translated by cultural attaché of Afghanistan embassy to Iran Mohammad Afsar Rahbin ... Full story

Khodawandgar-e-Balkh International Symposium ends

KABUL: Khodawandgar-e-Balkh international symposium held in Mazar-e-Sharif and Kabul from 21st Aug to 24th Aug, 2016 ended here on Thursday. The symposium, held based on ... Full story

MoIC stresses on observing moral, religious principles by media

MAZAR-E-SHARIF: The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has asked all media officials in the country to observe moral, religious principles and social morality in ... Full story

Minister Jahani hints at enhanced Sino-Afghan cultural relations

KABUL: Minister of Information and Culture Abdul Bari Jahani in a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Kabul discussed expansion of cultural, literal and artistic relations ... Full story

Afghanistan, China inaugurates special railway to ease bilateral trades

HYMAN CITY: For the first time in the history of relations between Afghanistan and China, particularly rail transportation of commercial goods between the two countries ... Full story

NUG leaders discuss overall political situation

KABUL: The office of the Chief Executive announced on Thursday that the two National Unity Government leaders held a meeting at the Presidential Palace (ARG). According ... Full story

Afghanistan, China inaugurates special railway to ease bilateral trades

HYMAN CITY: For the first time in the history of relations between Afghanistan and China, particularly rail transportation of commercial goods between the two countries ... Full story

Pakistani rupees transaction banned in Zabul

Qalat- Zabul police warned traders to stop transaction in Pakistani rupees, otherwise they will be treated lawfully. Usage of foreign currency in a transaction is an ... Full story

The economic toll of Afghanistan's refugee crisis

A staggering number of migrants and IDPs negatively impact the macroeconomy of Afghanistan. ... Full story

Afghanistan should keep tighten relations with regional countries

The store place of the MoFA was opened by president Ghani and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Sunday morning. This place was partially damaged in ... Full story

National unity, solidarity urgent needs

If ethnic groups in Afghanistan use religious sentiments and forget patriotic feelings, it would certainly cause tension and tribal and religious clashes in the society. ... Full story

Watchdog decries military use of children, schools

Taliban are increasingly using children and schools as bases during anti-government operations, putting children at risk and depriving thousands from education, Human Rights Watch said ... Full story

NSC reviews security situation

KABUL: Chaired by Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the National Security Council (NSC) held meeting at the Presidential Palace, a ... Full story

President Ghani chairs HEC meeting

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired Monday meeting of the High Economic Council (HEC) in which Minister of Finance, ... Full story

Approval of draft law on electoral reforms to ease Wolesi Jirga, district councils’ elections, CE Abdullah

KABUL: Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah on Tuesday insisted on holding Wolesi Jirga and district councils’ elections, saying approval of the ... Full story

Presidential Press Office to probe into Ansar’s case

KABUL: Presidential spokesman, Haroon Chaghansuri in a statement released by the Presidential Press Office said that has contacted Radio Kileed over what was reported by ... Full story

U.S. dispatches 100 soldiers to Helmand

KABUL: The United States has sent about 100 troops to Lashkargah, provincial capital of southern Helmand province to defend it from Taliban forces, which have ... Full story

Taliban fails as usual

The Afghan National Security Forces – ANSF have been engaged in bitter wars in vast areas of the country which stretched the forces’ strength and ... Full story

President Ghani’s remarks at inauguration ceremony of MoFA’s renovated Storay Palace

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate His Excellency, Narendra Modi, The noble people of both countries, Afghanistan and India, Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Arsala Sahib, ... Full story

Upcoming cabinet meeting to adopt draft law on electoral reform

After taking the legal viewpoint of supervision commission on implementation of constitution about legislative decree, the leading body of National Unity Government has prepared the ... Full story

Afghan families struggle with pain of unending war

For the latest deaths, he doesn’t need tattoos. The scars, and his disability, are reminder enough. Figures from the United Nations, which has systematically tracked civilian ... Full story

Govt. preps with peace, national development framework for Brussels Summit

Afghanistan Ministry of Finance said the other day that the framework for peace and national development had been finalized to be presented at the Brussels ... Full story

President Ghani meets OIC Secretary General

KABUL: President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met OIC secretary general Dr.  Iyad Ameen Madani here yesterday, a presidential statement said. According to ... Full story

VP meets Simorgh-e-Alburz football team members

KABUL: First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum in his meeting with members of Seemorgh-e-al-Burz football team asked them to stand first in Afghanistan football ... Full story

MoIC houses hundred thousands of historical relics, Hakimi

KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture’s spokesman and media advisor Haroon Hakimi during a press conference here in Kabul said that 102 historical relics which ... Full story

Seven armed insurgents join peace process

Faiz Abad- Seven armed Taliban surrendered to the national uprising forces and joined peace process in Yaftal-i-Bala district of Badakhshan province. Ahmad Faisal Baikzad, Governor of ... Full story

MoD vows to diminish militants in Kunduz

KUNDUZ: In the wake of Taliban advance in parts of the strategically important Kunduz province along the border with Tajikistan over the past one week, ... Full story

New electoral law to bring transparency

Following allegations of the widespread fraud and clear systematic shortcomings in Afghanistan’s electoral system, both President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah ... Full story

Health; the right of everybody

Thousands urban and rural countrymen and women and children have been affected with diverse diseases due to poverty, unemployment, lack of medical facilities, environmental pollution, ... Full story

Schools should not be used as military centers

Recently, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a report said that the Afghan security forces should not use the schools as military centers. The ministry of ... Full story

Afghanistan won’t surrender foreign policy to others

However, the government of national unity (NUG) couldn’t still practice its commitments to the nation, but it enjoys high foreign policy in the region. In ... Full story

Mopping up operations underway in Kunduz, MoD

While war is going on in a number of volatile provinces and districts, the MoD authorities said that they have started extensive operations for retaking ... Full story

Afghan families struggle with pain of unending war

LASHKARGAH:Long before the mortar shell landed, killing half of Ezzatullah Khan’s immediate family, their lives had turned into a cruel and extended race with death. Khan’s ... Full story

NPC inks 20 contracts

KABUL: The National Procurement Commission (NPC) approved 20 contracts costing 5.5 billion Afghanis, including substances and livelihood of some central and provincial security forces and ... Full story

President Ghani meets Gen. Dostum

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met First Vice President, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum here in Kabul at the Presidential ... Full story

Germany drums up support to NUG

KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with German ambassador to Kabul Walter Hassman here in Sapidar Palace yesterday, ... Full story

Scientific seminar held on third official languages’ challenges

KABUL: A scientific seminar in which the third languages of the country had been discussed, was held in the Intercontinental Hotel, Bakhtar News Agency said ... Full story

VP Danesh chairs Laws Committee meeting

KABUL: Chaired by the Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh, the Laws Committee held meeting, in which the statute of relief fund for drugs’ addicts had ... Full story

Massoud meets Spanish ambassador to Kabul

KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud, President’s Special Representative on Reforms and Good Governance met Spanish ambassador to Kabul, during which both sides exchanged views on the ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah asks OIC to discuss Afghan security, stability in upcoming conference

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Countries – OIC here at Sapidar Palace yesterday, a statement ... Full story

OIC Secretary General hoped upcoming Islamic conference to bring peace in Afghanistan

KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani in the Ministry of ... Full story

3 ministries sign MoU on fighting corruption

KABUL: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on fighting corruption sighed between Ministries of Information and Culture, Counternarcotics, Rural Rehabilitation and Urban Development, Bakhtar News Agency ... Full story

MoIC applauds security forces, athletes

KABUL: The Solidarity and Coordination Council together with MoIC’s Deputy Ministry on Youth Affairs appreciated a number of the security personnel and athletes here yesterday, ... Full story

Taliban shadow governor among 43 killed in Kunduz

KUDUZ CITY: As many as 43 Taliban militants were killed as the Afghan security forces conducted an operation in northern Kunduz province on Saturday, a ... Full story

FM Rabbani extends condolence to Turkish counterpart over recent deadly attack

KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani, through sending a message to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the ... Full story

Afghan civilians bear high level of violence

According to the United Nations, civilians in Afghanistan continue to bear     the brunt of a conflict which has grown in intensity and geographic scope, ... Full story

Helmand war needs more airstrikes, backup forces

However, the Taliban militants are moving forward and getting closed to Lashkargah, the southern Helmand province’s center, the Afghan special forces are striving to protect ... Full story

Art dept. asks for govt.’s sincere support of artists

Ghulam Muhammad Maimanagi art department was established in 1351 H.S(AD1972) within the framework of the MoIC under the name of (Fine Arts) and started activities ... Full story

Roots of corruption in Afghanistan

In retrogressive course of the dirty and sinister phenomenon of corruption in Afghanistan that has damaged reputation of Afghanistan in the world, all of us ... Full story

Destiny of electoral reforms to be soon clarified

Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh recently asserted that the destiny of electoral reforms will be cleared this week. The government of national unity seems to ... Full story

WB assists $70m to Afghanistan irrigation system development

KABUL: World Bank (WB) has provided $ 70 million to assist Afghanistan’s ministry of water and energy for reconstruction and development of irrigation system. The assistance ... Full story

New cadres appointed in second vice president office

KABUL: Head and a number of new personnel for second vice president office have been introduced. In a session held on this occasion with participation of ... Full story

US approves $60m weapons sale to Afghanistan

KABUL: The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved $60 million worth weapons sale to Afghanistan. “The State Department has made a determination approving a ... Full story

VP Dostum returns home after medical checkups

KABUL: First vice president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum returned home after a medical trip to Turkey here yesterday afternoon, BNA reported. According to Bakhtar News Agency, ... Full story

Afghan forces retake control of Khanabad district in Kunduz

KUNDUZ: The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have retaken the control of the key Khanabad district in northern Kunduz province. According to the security ... Full story

Europe – Hell is other people

(Europe after the Brexit, NATO summit in Warsaw and Turkish geopolitical vertigo) ... Full story

Unity helps Afghans to overcome challenges

The militant ubiquitous elements have undermined the global security and the entire world is left at the mercy of terrorism. Non-combatants suffer the brunt of ... Full story

National identity has direct link to independence, national & historical values

As the symbol of our history and national values, Asad 28th the day of our independence restoration is celebrated every year throughout Afghanistan. Mohammad Karim Aminzoy, ... Full story

Reasons behind traffic incidents in Afghanistan

Besides security and natural events, the traffic incidents have been the deadliest ones over the last years in the country, causing to kill and injure ... Full story

Balkh to host Int’l seminar on Mawlana

The international gathering of Balkhi to be held from Aug 22-24 in Afghanistan as per the suggestion and consistent efforts of Afghanistan cultural attaché in ... Full story

President Ghani lays floral wreath at Minar-e-Istiqlal

KABUL: The 97th Independence Day celebrations kicked off in the capital Kabul on Thursday, with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani putting a floral wreath at the Minar-e-Istiqlal (Independence Minaret). The ... Full story

President Ghani hints at youth’s vital role in anti-corruption campaign

KABUL: In a meeting with members of the youth parliament here the other day, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani congratulated them the advent of 97th Independence ... Full story

‘‘The fate of electoral reforms to be determined soon,’’ Danesh

KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh met UN Special Representative to Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto here in Kabul the other day, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.  ... Full story

CE’s congratulatory message on 97th Independence Day

It is a matter of pleasure that Afghanistan once more celebrated the 97th Independence Anniversary, CE Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said in his message. Asad 28 ... Full story

Art exhibition opened to commemorate 97thIndependence Day

KABUL: An art exhibition opened here on Wednesday with initiative of the Art Directorate of the Ministry of Information and Culture to commemorate the 97th ... Full story

Presidential decree on pardoning & reducing prison terms of inmates

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a presidential decree released on the occasion of 97th Independence Day, has pardoned and reduced the sentence term of some ... Full story

Second VP promises quick solutions to Daikundi problems

 KABUL: A number of students, youths and culturists of Shahrestan district of Daikundi Province met with second vice president Mohammad Sarwar Danesh here yesterday, BNA ... Full story

New German Ambassador pledges support in Brussels conference

 KABUL- Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani received newly-appointed ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Kabul Walter ... Full story

Regional cooperation crucial to curb poppy cultivation

 The government of Afghanistan arranged and offered a new procedure from regional cooperation in campaign against narcotics and representing neighboring, regional and a number of ... Full story

India to support Afghanistan in war on terror, officials

 Recently, the Indian embassy’s officials have declared that their country is committed to continue cooperation with Afghanistan in fighting terrorism. Manpreet Vohra, Indian ambassador to Kabul ... Full story

Brussels Conference; an opportunity to attract durable support for Afghanistan

 Preparations are being taken for holding Brussels Conference. The conference will provide a platform for the government of Afghanistan to set out its vision and track ... Full story

Afghanistan’s young generation believe in constitution: President Ghani

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani addressing a gathering of the youth parliament inauguration said the country’s young generation believed ... Full story

CE meets Indian ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Indian ambassador to Kabul, Amar Sinha here in Kabul at the Sapidar Palace, a statement from his office ... Full story

VP Dostum congratulates India on National Day

 KABUL: First Vice-President, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum congratulated Indian National Day in a message from his office on Sunday, Bakhtar News Agency said the other ... Full story

Daesh suffers heavy losses in Afghanistan

 Daesh also known as the Islamic State (IS) has been subdued in Afghanistan, and is on the run. The National Unity Government (NUG) and some ... Full story

About one million people displaced in recent years, MoRR

 Unfortunately over the last two years, due to increasing insecurity, poverty and natural incidents, the number of Internal Displaced Peoples (IDPs) has been climbed. In an ... Full story

Afghan carpet will not be copied anymore

 Previously, the carpet company of Afghanistan was functioning in Australia in the name of “Gonerax” that after 2014 began its activity in Kabul officially in ... Full story

The War within the War for Helmand

 What can we learn from the most costly, ambitious and comprehensive national and international engagement in any ‘post-conflict’ situation in Afghanistan since 2002? This paper ... Full story

ANSF successfully defeat Taliban insurgents

 Over the last two weeks, the Taliban insurgents have intensified attacks on Helmand province, aimed to take the control of a few districts. But, the ... Full story

NUG leaders should work for national unity, coordination instead of fueling tension

The NUG leaders should not allow the government to be plunged in serious problems once again. ... Full story

President Ghani’s condolence, sympathy message

 KABUL: I get informed with great regret that one of country’s scientific and cultural personalities, Dr. Mohammad Akram Osman died in exile as a result ... Full story

SIGAR report should be reviewed, AAMO

 KABUL: Afghan Analytical Media Organization (AMMO) has asked Afghanistan government to review SIGAR reports for further transparency in counter corruption in the country. In its first ... Full story

China provides computer equipment to Police Academy

 KABUL: Chinese embassy to Kabul has assisted computer equipment to national police academy. Representative of the Chinese embassy to Kabul while handing over the equipment ... Full story

MoIC condolence message

 KABUL: We get informed with great regret that an illustrious literary and cultural personality of the country Dr. Akram Osman is died in exile. Dr. Akram ... Full story

Pentagon confirms ISIS leader killed in Afghanistan

 KABUL: The leader of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group in Afghanistan and Pakistan was killed by a U.S. drone last month, a U.S. defense ... Full story

Enemies sustain casualties in Helmand war, Gen. Murad

 KABUL: Despite recent developments in Helmand province had much concerns regarding security condition, but Helmand will not collapse, said deputy army chief.  Operation in Chahe Anjeer ... Full story

Youth role vital in bolstering national unity

Youth shape the future of a nation by replacing the previous generation in key  political, social and cultural roles. This causes regular revolutions in values  and ideas ... Full story

Special Forces; an iron fist against insurgency

 However, heavy conflicts are ongoing in a number of restive provinces such as southern Helmand province, the security entities said, ‘special operations of the Afghan ... Full story

QCG won’t resume unless commitments practiced

 Quadrilateral Cooperation Group (GCG) meeting won’t hold again unless the government of Pakistan is practiced its previous commitments before peace process.  The government of Afghanistan has ... Full story

A start-up turns to saffron to help Afghanistan regrow

 Bomb-blasted roads, frequent blackouts, shortages of basic equipment and an untested consumer market are hardly conditions that make for natural entrepreneurial opportunities. But three Army veterans ... Full story

Proper seasonal effective rainfall behind dried fruits increase

 Dried fruits yielded much this year, as the farmers believed enoughseasonal rainfall had been behind the growth compared to the last year. Fruits including almond, pistachio, ... Full story

Enemie’s increasing violence bears no result

 The prolonged war on terror since 9/11 incident in U.S., brought with itself different sorts of impacts on the lives of people across Afghanistan. Although at ... Full story

NOC aims to introduce Afghanistan as peace-loving country

 In current year, the Olympic games were organized in Rio De Jenrio, the capital of Brazil. Afghanistan athletes also attended in it. The Kabul Times ... Full story

Handicrafts; symbol of traditional culture

 The role of handicrafts as an independent native and pure sacred industry is clear to all due to its cultural, economic and social aspects. Today, ... Full story

Handicrafts; symbol of traditional culture

 The role of handicrafts as an independent native and pure sacred industry is clear to all due to its cultural, economic and social aspects. Today, ... Full story

Irrigation networks to be built in five provinces, MAIL

 A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth afg160mln has been signed between Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) and executive companies of the project.  The ministry’s ... Full story

Corruption prevention helps return stolen money

 The government of Afghanistan believes fighting corruption would not a revolutionary measure, but hoped the phenomenon could be uprooted gradually. It said it had practically proved ... Full story

Govt. planned to implement commitments prior to Brussels conference

 The Brussels conference is due to be held in less than two months and would pave the way to provide non-military global aids in four ... Full story

ANSA to standardize goods’ sign

 Observation of standard and standardization is one of the important issues for the economic growth and guaranteeing everyone’s health. Therefore, it is necessary that Afghanistan National ... Full story

Hashmat Khalil Karzai named Shaheed of nation

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghanion Thursday conferred Shaheed of nation title on late Hashmat Khalil Karzai, former member of Kandahar provincial council and cousin of ... Full story

Australia to continue military presence in Afghanistan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met the other day with Australian defense minister and her accompanying delegation. In the meeting, the Australian minister of defense briefed ... Full story

UN promises technical support to Parliamentary elections

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and UN Special Representative Tadamichi Yamamoto have discussed the conduct of upcoming parliamentary elections, the Presidential Palace said in a ... Full story

President Ghani meets Paktika elders

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met the other day with elders and representatives of Paktika people in parliament. In the meeting held at presidential palace and ... Full story

CE hints at youth’s important role in development

 KABUL: Youth Day was marked Thursday in a ceremony held in chief executive office. In the ceremony, the country’s chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah by congratulating ... Full story

National security advisor calls on Tajik President

 KABUL: National security advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar on called the other day on Tajik President, secretary of national security council, interior minister and national committee’s ... Full story

UK to help MoIC in tourism industry

 KABUL: Acting minister of information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat in a meeting with British deputy ambassador to Kabul discussed related to improvement of tourism ... Full story

Independence Day celebration commission holds cultural meeting

 KABUL: Chaired by deputy minister of publications for information and culture, the session of cultural committee for commission on celebration of 97th anniversary of the ... Full story

Press release

 KABUL: By comprehending sensitive situation of the country, it is necessary that elite political figures, government officials, ulema, tribal elders and honorable people of the ... Full story

President Ghani asks youths to step up fighting corruption

 KABUL: Addressing a gathering commemorating the International Youth day here in presidential palace yesterday, president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said that today’s activists are indeed tomorrow’s ... Full story

Naderi appointed as IARCSC new chief

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed Nader Naderi as the chief of the independent administrative reform and civil service commission, a statement said. According to ... Full story

New appointments

 KABUL: Based on the decree of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Prof. HamidullahFarooqi has been appointed as president’s senior advisor on higher education with keeping his ... Full story

President Ghani flays Quetta attack

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani stronglycondemned the terrorist attack on a civil hospital in Quetta, the center of Baluchistan, ... Full story

Badghis ring road construction to start soon, CE

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met a number of Badghis elders and provincial council’s representatives at the Sapidar Palace, his office said in a ... Full story

Youth training parliament operational next week, Sadat

 KABUL: The Afghanistan youth training parliament is expected to start work next week, the Acting Minister of Information and Culture said Tuesday. In a meeting attended ... Full story

Govt. prepared for Brussels Summit, Atmar

 KABUL: Mohammad HanifAtmar, the national security advisor in his meeting with the NATO civilian representative, Ismael Aramaz on Tuesday said that Afghanistan has completely prepared ... Full story

40 militants killed, 45 injured in Helmand

 LASHKARGAH: Air strikes against Taliban outfit in Helmand province had killed 40 militants and injured 45 others, said provincial government in a statement released here ... Full story

Afghanistan, Iran reach new customs deal

 TEHRAN: Heads of Afghan and Iranian customs offices have entered into a preliminary agreement for creation of a transit-oriented green customs path. The agreement was reached ... Full story

Balkh explosion leaves 2 killed, 13 injured

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: A bomb in a crowded market in northern Balkh province on Tuesday killed at least two people and wounded 13, police officials said.  The attack ... Full story

Terrorism victimizes innocents on both sides of Durand Line

 Since 2001,both Afghanistan and Pakistan became the ground for war against Terrorism, as theinternational community started to focus on Afghanistan so that to take revengeof ... Full story

Afghanistan’s only female Marathon Runner is racing to keep women’s sport alive

 After the Gobi, Zainab and Nelofar decided they would take on Kabul, that beast that swallowed Farkhunda. On a hot afternoon in August 2015, with ... Full story

Media’s role in strengthening peace

 Media, through a positive peace reporting way can play effective role in restoring peace and stability in the country. Though, under the country’s constitution, the Afghanistan ... Full story

“Afghan-owned, Afghan-led peace process the only solution,” French Ambassador

 France is one of those limited countries that Afghanistan has kept friendship ties with, since near one century. The friendly relation over the course of ... Full story

Daesh close to annihilation after leader death

 Daesh leader for Khurasan (lands including Afghanistan, Pakistan and the surrounding areas), Hafiz Sayeed has been reportedly killed in a US unmanned air-vehicle strike in ... Full story

Cabinet approves 7 international pacts

 The cabinet in a session held on Monday approved 7 international pacts which were made with different countries before, calling to put the pacts into ... Full story

High Economic Council’s session held

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the session of high economic council was held and work responsibilities of commerce ministry was discussed and ... Full story

President Ghani accepts credentials of Belarus non-resident Ambassador to Afghanistan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has accepted credential of Belarus non-resident ambassador to Kabul. In a ceremony held on this occasion at presidential palace and attended ... Full story

"No economic growth sans agricultural development," President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with candidates of the provincial directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock here in presidential palace the ... Full story

Sar-e-Pul provincial council’s representatives call on VP Danesh

 KABUL: A number of Sar-e-Pul provincial council representatives called on second vice president Sarwar Danesh and expressed their concern over deterioration of security situation in ... Full story

Belarus non-resident Ambassador pays courtesy call to FM Rabbani

 KABUL: The Non-resident Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus Oleg Ivanov paid courtesy call with Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani in the Ministry of ... Full story

Media should pay attention to social safety, citizens’ health, Mostafavi

 KABUL: Joint session of board for implementation of tobacco control law and cable networks union was held Sunday at ministry of information and culture. In the ... Full story

President Ghani confers state medal on German ambassador to Afghanistan

 Kabul: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani paid a farewell meeting with Markos Potzeel German ambassador to Afghanistan yesterday, and conferred him the honorable medal of Sayed ... Full story

Abdullah claims honouring pledges held out to donors

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah said on Monday the government, having honoured the pledges held out to the international community, had made preparations for the ... Full story

President Ghani bids farewell first groups of Afghan pilgrims in HKIA

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with first group of Afghan pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia for performing hajj. In a farewell ceremony held at ... Full story

Agriculture role important in economic growth

 Afghanistan’s economic development and stability heavily rely on the growth of agriculture. Moving Afghanistan from consuming economy into producing one that is built around rising ... Full story

Public Financial Management Program inaugurated to effectively use available resources, national budget

 To better use the available resources and possibilities, in a ceremony held in Arg on Saturday, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of ... Full story

Afghans optimistic on peace negotiations between govt., Hezb-i-Islami

 A delegation of Hezb-i-Islami has once again come to Kabul to continue negotiations on peace process with the government of national unity. A number of MPs ... Full story