Pakistan softening language over isolation fear

Pakistan Army Chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif announced his country’s support to Afghanistan for combating terrorism saying “Route to a peaceful and prosperous region runs through ... Full story

War between ANSF, Taliban stops, other armed groups intensify war

Commander of international forces in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson said that the war between ANSF and Taliban has been stand stilled. Touching the Daesh, Nikolson added ... Full story

India warns Pakistan’s isolation over terrorism support

India said it had accelerated work to isolate Pakistan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday delivering a speech in the southern Indian town of Kozhikode, ... Full story

National Citizen Charter Program to be implemented for two years

Attended by National Unity Government leaders, the National Citizen Charter Program inaugurated the other day. The program is the continuation of National Solidarity Program. The National ... Full story

Carnegie Corporation Provides Funding for World Digital Library “Afghanistan Project”

WASHINGTON, DC — The Library of Congress has completed a three-year project, financed by Carnegie Corporation of New York, to digitize holdings of the Library ... Full story

Tourism culture improves Afghanistan’s economy

Afghanistan enjoys attractive touristic sites, ancient history, historical works and monuments, pleasant climate, spectacular natural scenes and therefore it was interesting to tourists, since the ... Full story

CBR-pay scale exams evaluation method important, President Ghani

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in a meeting of the High Council of Administrative Reforms, said the method of pay scale exams ... Full story

Sweden to continue cooperation with Afghanistan

KABUL: President Ghani in a meeting with the Swedish State Secretary to Minister for Justice, Lars Westbratt exchanged views in different fields including issues on ... Full story

Over one million Afghans likely to return home by next year, President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said more than one million Afghans are expected to return home by next year, as the number is rising each ... Full story

CE Abdullah meets EU special representative, ambassador to Kabul

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Franz-Michael Mellbin, European Union Special Representative and Ambassador to Kabul, his office said in a statement the other ... Full story

Taliban claims to capture surveillance drone in Nangarhar

JALALABAD: The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan has claimed to capture a surveillance drone in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The group’s spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said ... Full story

No underage troop in Herat forces

KABUL: A high ranking delegation had been sent to the western province of Herat, where they had been asked to precisely investigate into the reports ... Full story

12 soldiers killed in Kunduz insider attack

KUNDUZ: Some 12 Afghan army soldiers were shot dead by their fellow comrades in northern Kunduz province on Monday night, an official said on Tuesday. “Twelve ... Full story

Tourism plays key role in socio-economic development

World Tourism Day takes place each year on 27 September. Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism ... Full story

Peace deal with HIA; opinions, aftermaths

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan signed a peace agreement with the Hez-e-Islami Afghanistan led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar that followed different opinions and aftermaths. The Kabul Times ... Full story

ANSDF capable enough to foil Taliban attacks, MoD

Officials of the Ministry for Defense said that the Afghan security forces were capable enough to thwart the government armed insurgents’ attacks, as they could ... Full story

Tourism industry; an important income source in Afghanistan

Tourism industry is recognized as the most important income source worldwide and those countries that have invested in the sector could considerably attract more tourists ... Full story

Inter-ministerial committee paves way for regional link, President Ghani

KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the regional connection council’s session was held yesterday at presidential palace. First, senior advisor to President on infrastructural ... Full story

Security officials suspended over job failure

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani paid a surprise visit to 9th PD in Kabul late Sunday night. When the country’s President entered the PD, a number ... Full story

Meeting discusses better celebration of World Tourism Day

KABUL: A session was chaired by deputy minister of admin, finance and tourism of the Ministry of Information and Culture, Zardasht Shams, here yesterday to ... Full story

Government ready for talks with Enlightenment Movement delegation

KABUL: The government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on Monday hailed the decision of Enlightenment movement members’ decision against taking part in a planned rally ... Full story

Alokozay Group to invest $300 million on Surobi-2 water dam

KABUL: The Ministry of Energy and Water and the Alokozay Group signed an agreement to invest $300 million for the construction of Surobi-2 water dam ... Full story

Afghan-Indo air corridor to boost bilateral trades

Afghanistan and India have reached an agreement to establish an air corridor to facilitate trade between the two nations through air. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani ... Full story

Govt. ready for peace with all armed oppositions

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has said that it was ready to continue peace process with other government armed oppositions who are ready to accept ... Full story

Establishment of judicial center raises hopes for serious fighting corruption

Officials of the Attorney General Office (AGO) reported on the government’s serious efforts to prevent corruption, adding establishment of judicial center would act like a ... Full story

Full text of agreement between GoIRA & Hezb-e-Islami of Afghanistan led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Article One: With strong and unshakable faith to Allah the Almighty and sincere believe in holy religion of Islam, both parties oblige themselves to unconditional ... Full story

“Our main aim not to draw aids at Brussels Summit, but properly use them,” President Ghani

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a meeting with the senate members said that Afghanistan was committed to properly ... Full story

Brussels’ commitments more than expected, CE assures

KABUL: Afghanistan Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting of the Citizenship Contract pointed to the Brussels Summit, saying the international community’s commitments in ... Full story

Taliban premature bomb blast kills 11in Kunar

ASSADABAD: A total of 11 people including four civilians lost their lives as an explosive device of Taliban militants went off prematurely in eastern Kunar ... Full story

Traffic collision kills 5 people, wounds 15 in Baghlan

PUL-E-KHUMRI: Five commuters perished and 15 others sustained injuries in a traffic collision in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, a local official said. The crash involved a ... Full story

Air pollution appears as deadliest enemy to Kabul citizens

For many people, it is not the insurgent attacks that causes harm, but more likely the air pollution. Dozens of the citizens die each year ... Full story

UNGA; Afghanistan asks for targeting terrorists in Pakistan

Recently, Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice President in UN General Assembly accused Pakistan government on its double policy and unfair behavior before Afghanistan, adding we ask ... Full story

Afghanistan-India enhancing relation in regional interest

India is among the countries where has always played effective role on Afghanistan, importantly in road-construction, mines and health sectors and providing higher education facilities ... Full story

India provides enough wheat to Afghanistan, official

Afghanistan ministry of agriculture and livestock said that India has committed to contribute some 170,000 tons of wheat to Afghanistan, part of 500 thousand tons ... Full story

SAARC Cultural Capital: road towards regional connectivity

SAARC was established in 1985 with the principle objectives of promoting welfare of the peoples of South Asia and improving their quality of life through ... Full story

President Ghani specifies timeline for work of selection committee

KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the preliminary session for preparation of holding the upcoming elections was held in presidential palace yesterday. In the ... Full story

NUG’s doors open to peace, CE

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with negotiating body of Hezb-e-Islami at Sapidar palace. In the meeting attended by chief executive first deputy, Mohammad ... Full story

Gen. Dostum arrives in Shiberghan city

KABUL: First Vice President, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum left Kabul for Shiberghan, provincial capital of Jawzjan. Gen. Dostum was received in Mawlana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi International ... Full story

US Library of Congress repatriates 163,000 files to Afghanistan

The Library of Congress has completed a three-year project to digitize 163,000 documents relating to the cultural history of Afghanistan, and this week officials handed over these ... Full story

ADB funds $31 million for Salang Pass studies, design

KABUL: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $31.37 million grant to prepare the Salang Corridor rehabilitation project to improve the efficiency and safety of ... Full story

Minister Rabbani thanks Swedish support to Afghanistan

KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallström on the sideline of 71stUN General Assembly here on Friday, September 23rd, ... Full story

Peace deal with HIA new loophole to war-hit Afghans

The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan signed a peace agreement on Thursday with the country’s Hezb-e-Islami Party, a deal aimed at coaxing the Taliban ... Full story

Brussels Conference to renew Afghanistan’s financial commitments

The Brussels Conference, which is expected to be held next week, would discuss what matters to Afghanistan’s issues, most importantly a solution to the country’s ... Full story

Forming our Future: Brussels 2016

 On 5 October, the European Union and the government of Afghanistan will co-host the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. This conference will gather up to 70 countries and 30 ... Full story

Lucrative business of Othering (Europe – imperialism of imagination)

Let us start by answering the question: Is the so-called Russian expansionism or MENA ‘Islamofascism’ spontaneous or provoked,is thatnascent or only a mirror image ofsomething ... Full story

Govt, Hizb-e-Islami sign peace agreement

KABUL: Representatives of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Hizb-e-Islami signed the long-awaited peace agreement in Kabul on Thursday, bringing to an ... Full story

Cabinet meeting blames salaries of govt. employees unfair

KABUL: President Mohamamd Ashraf Ghani chairing the cabinet meeting on WednesdaySeptember 21stcalled salaries of the government employees as unfair and free of the social justice, ... Full story

Attorney offices to address countrywide women’s challenges, President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with a number of women activists in civil society organizationon Thursday, September 22nd, said that ... Full story

Agreement signed to build 50 Megawatt gas power plant in Mazar-e-Sharif

KABUL: Agreement reached between Brishna Electricity Company and private sector to produce 51 megawatt of needed electricity for Mazar-e-Sharif city of Balkh Province, using the ... Full story

High Council on Rule of Law & Anti-Corruption holds session

KABUL: Chaired by the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the High Counicl on Rule of Law and Counter corruption held session ... Full story

Constitutionally, IEC authorized to take own plans

Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh reported about initialing of elections law by the president and said that much amendments have been brought in election law. According ... Full story

Peace agreement to be signed soon

An agreement is due to be inked between the Afghan government and HIA this weekend. The officials of HPC said that the draft of the ... Full story

Lucrative business of othering

The West as a constructed male vs. the East as a constructed female. A ‘mind-oriented’ west vs. a ‘body-oriented’ east. Phallusoid peninsulas and islands of ... Full story

Strong forces coordination needed to prevent erratic bombings

Few days ago, at least eight Afghan policemen were killed and some other wounded as a foreign forces’ airstrike targeted their checkpoint in the southern ... Full story

Eng. Mohammad Khan delighted by peace resumption with HIA

KABUL: Eng. Mohammad Khan, the Chief Executive’s First Deputy on Tuesday expressed deep satisfaction about the long stalled peace deal restart and soon finalization of ... Full story

National Urban Transport Committee holds meeting

KABUL: Ahmad Zia Massoud, President’s Special Representative on Reforms and Good Governance held National Urban Transport Committee with the presence of its permanent members at ... Full story

‘Hosting countries should behave with Afghan refugees under International laws,’ Rabbani

KABUL: Afghanistan Foreign Minister, Salahuddin Rabbani, at the threshold of the United National General Assembly in New York asked the hosting countries to behave with ... Full story

Taliban key commander killed in Ghazni

A key Taliban commander was killed when police retaliated a militant attack on checkpoints in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province on Monday, said a statement from the ... Full story

Afghanistan to seek renewed commitments in Brussels conference

The Brussels Conference is dedicated to Afghanistan, and would be co-hosted by the Government of Afghanistan and the European Union on first week of October, ... Full story

Lucrative business of Othering (Europe – imperialism of imagination)

Economic downturn; recession of plans and initiatives; €-crisis; Brexit and irredentism in the UK, Spain, France, Belgium, Denmark and Italy; lasting instability in the Euro-Med ... Full story

Prof. Rabbani, Afghanistan’s great politician of 20th century

Ustad Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani leader of movement and Jamiaat-i-Islami of Afghanistan, efficient and unparalleled politician and man of knowledge, the first elected president of the ... Full story

ANSF vows to defeat Daesh in Afghanistan

Existence of Daesh insurgents in a number of volatile Afghanistan areas have recently caused serious concerns. The Afghan government authorities said that Daesh is a ... Full story

ANSF vows to defeat Daesh in Afghanistan

Existence of Daesh insurgents in a number of volatile Afghanistan areas have recently caused serious concerns. The Afghan government authorities said that Daesh is a ... Full story

UNGA deals amid world major challenges

The UN General Assembly is due to start in current week in New York, US. The assembly holds once every year with the participation of ... Full story

MoU signed for starting practical work on refugees’ township

KABUL : A memorandum of understanding was signed in presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for kicking off practical work on refugees township in Barikaab ... Full story

President Ghani chairs high economic council’s session

KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the high economic council’s session was held yesterday at presidential palace. In the session, real time data management ... Full story

CE chairs CMs session

KABUL: Council of ministers’ session was held yesterday under the chairmanship of chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. In the session, the country’s chief executive first extended ... Full story

We believe on principles of Peace, CE Abdullah

KABUL: The Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with senior leaders of the Reform and Convergence team, MPs and ... Full story

Int’l community supports Afghanistan, UN representative

KABUL: Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Tadamichi Yamamoto, UN special representative to Afghanistan here yesterday, a statement said. According ... Full story

Meeting addresses problems of visual Media

KABUL: Chaired by deputy minster on publication of the Ministry of Information and Culture, Associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi, a meeting addressed the challenges and ... Full story

President denounces attack on Kashmir military base

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack on an Indian military base in the Indian-administered Kashmir, insisting that fight against terrorism will require joint ... Full story

Peace deal with HIA; bold step towards inner peace

Kabul hopes the possible peace deal with Hezb-e-Islami leader GulbuddinHekmatyar and his return could serve as a template for ending the 15-year war with the Taliban.The peace agreement ... Full story

Environment pollution engulfs Badakhshan

Pollution has not only engulfed the capital Kabul but also other provinces of the country, particularly Badakhshan, where various types of diseases seriously threaten its ... Full story

Peace deal with HIA improving

Peace negotiations with Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) are getting improved, sources quoted the High Peace Council (HPC) as saying. Mawlana Ataul Rahman Salim, a HPC deputy ... Full story

Pakistan and of Int’l. community’s mistrust

The world is doubtful in regard with the reaction of Pakistan to it. The world never believes the claim of Pakistan in war on terror and ... Full story

Afghanistan’s villages to develop gradually

Leading a government delegation, the minister of rural rehabilitation visited several provinces of the country in the north, to launch different projects and seek more ... Full story

CE meets Netherlands ambassador to Kabul

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah held courtesy meeting with newly-appointed Netherlands ambassador to Kabul, Geoffrey Van Leeuwen at the Sapidar Palace, his office said ... Full story

Danesh in US for UNGA

KABUL: Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice President has arrived in the US to attend the71st United Nations’ General Assembly (UNGA), said a statement from the ... Full story

FM Rabbani attends non-alliance movement

KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, minister of foreign affairs has arrived in Venezuela to attend a ceremony of 17th summit of the non-alliance countries held in Margarita ... Full story

Taliban commander among 20 militants give up fighting in Helmand

LASHKARGAH: A 20-member Taliban group including a notorious commander Mullah Daud alias Habash has given up fighting and surrendered to government in the southern Helmand ... Full story

17 IS members Killed in Nangarhar

JALALABAD: As many as 17 members of ISIL terrorist group were killed during an air raid conducted by the Afghan air force in Eastern Nangarhar ... Full story

President Ghani attends Gen. Zahid praying ceremony

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated in praying ceremony of Nangarhar police deceased chief Gen. Zarawar Zahid and martyrs of Kabul’s 2nd PD. In the ceremony ... Full story

Jahani asks for positive changes in MoIC

KABUL: Minister of Information and Culture,  Abdul Bari Jahani in a meeting with directors and employees of the respective ministry asked for bringing positive changes ... Full story

Pakistan pressed Afghan drivers, transporters to obtain visa by Oct. 1st

LANDIKOTAL: The authorities in Pakistan have extended the deadline for Afghan drivers and transporters to obtain a valid Pakistani visa till October 1. The announcement was made ... Full story

WJ summons ICOIC members on electoral reform decree

KABUL: The lower house of parliament  on Saturday decided  to summon members of the Independent Commission for Overseeing the Implementation of Constitution (ICOIC) to brief ... Full story

No obstacles before peace deal with HIA, HPC

KABUL: The officials in High Peace Council (HPC) saying the peace agreement with Hezb-e-Islami party led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar will be signed in coming days. Deputy ... Full story

Pakistan’s enigmatic role in war on terror

The recent upsurge of jihadist attacks from Nice and Istanbul to Kabul and Medina is a reminder that the global war on terror stands derailed. ... Full story

Indiscriminate war on terraorism a must

During his recent two days official visit to India, president Ashraf Ghani said that war on terror should be honestly launched with no distinction between ... Full story

Aid transparency helps increase donors’ trust

With passing of several years from interim and elected governments the donor, NATO-member nations and the US who had physical, military presence in Afghanistan and ... Full story

Unemployment main challenge to Afghan youth

While large number of educated youth holding higher professional education documents and evidents are wandering to find job in public and private organizations, a practical ... Full story

India; a true ally of Afghanistan

India and Afghanistan have a strong relationship based on historical and cultural links. The relationship is not limited to the two country’s governments, but has ... Full story

Afghanistan-India joint statement: ‘Use of terror for political means biggest threat’

Making distinction between good, bad terrorists dangerous, says President Ghani ... Full story

Afghans observe Eid al-Adha festival amid tight security

The war-weary Afghans celebrated Eid al-Adha, one of the largest annual religious festivals, across the insurgency-riddled country amid tight security on Monday. Security forces had been ... Full story

Growth of new media in Afghanistan

Social media is becoming an intrinsic part of urban life in Afghanistan and afghan youth are increasingly using social websites and weblogs on the internet ... Full story

India supports Afghanistan in fighting terrorism, Indian President

KABUL: Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee said his country supports Afghanistan in fighting terrorism and violence. He was speaking during a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf ... Full story

$1bln more pledged in aid to Afghanistan

KABUL: India has pledged to assist $1 billion to Afghanistan as part of its efforts to further boost up their strategic partnership and strengthen all-round ... Full story

President pays tribute to Martyr Zahid’s body

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, during a ceremonial gathering attended by a number of security and defense officials paid ... Full story

Peace pact to be soon finalized with HIA, President Ghani

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani pledged to soon finalize the long stalled peace accord with the Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan, once ... Full story

Afghan forces receive 4 MD-530 light attack helicopters in North

MAZAR-E-SHARIF: The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) received 4 light attack MD-530 Cayuse helicopters in north of Afghanistan. The Afghan Air Force commander Gen. ... Full story

US reiterates support for India’s role in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON:  Ahead of the US-India-Afghanistan trilateral talks in New York later this month and in the wake of President Ashraf Ghani’s recently concluded visit to New ... Full story

Literacy; ultimate investment for sustainable future

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has     kicked off a two-day event on September 8thto celebrate the 50th anniversa     ry of International ... Full story

Corruption should be fought practically

Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting of the Council of Ministers has warned that no one could support corrupt individuals and that the ... Full story

MoPH wants tobacco’s illegal trade banned

Using tobacco has serious danger to health and its illegal trade paved the way for corruption and enforcement of smuggling network in the country. According to ... Full story

The blessed ‘Day of Arafat

Arafat is one of the blessed and auspicious days during which one of the biggest gatherings of good, benevolence, faith and honesty take place for ... Full story

Fighting illiteracy a must

8th of Sept. coincides the world literacy day and it has been celebrating every year in most countries in special ceremonies with the cooperation of ... Full story

Afghan actress optimistic to future

Tamana Jalal is an Afghan actress who complains on people behavior with cinema players in her society. She says those girls and women working in cinema ... Full story

Human Resources Council to provide better educational, vocational facilities, President Ghani

KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, human resources council’s session was held the other day in presidential palace and various issues as vocational, ... Full story

VP Dostum assures President Ghani of cooperation on security issue

KABUL: The First Vice president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum in a meeting on Thursday briefed President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on security situation of the country’s ... Full story

Refugees; Pakistan’s pressure tool against Afghanistan, President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met UK’s special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Owen Jenkins, here the other day, a presidential statement said, adding both ... Full story

ECO seeks increasing cooperation with Afghanistan

KABUL:  Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met ECO Secretary General Ýbrahim Akça here in presidential palace the other day, a statement said, ... Full story

"Masoud was a real hero," CE Abdullah

KABUL: Chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah participated Thursday in a ceremony held in Ghulam Haidar Khan Charkhi school on the occasion of 15th martyrdom anniversary ... Full story

CE meets UN deputy secretary on humanitarian affairs

KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met the other day with UN deputy secretary on humanitarian affairs. In the meeting, the UN deputy secretary briefed chief ... Full story

Govt. determined to hold elections based on amended law, VP

KABUL: German’s new ambassador to Kabul called on vice president Sarwar Danesh the other day. In the meeting, vice president by pointing to historic and 100 ... Full story

Gen. Raziq joins Afghan forces in the front line in Uruzgan province

One of Afghanistan’s most prominent security officers has joined the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in southern Uruzgan province as Taliban intensified attacks ... Full story

President Ghani attends Holy Quran full recitation

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated in full recitation of holy Quran ceremony held in presidential palace on the occasion of martyred week with participation ... Full story

Chinese freight train reaches Hairatan

HAIRATAN: The first through freight train from China was formally welcomed into the northern rail port at Hairatan on September 7, although it was reported ... Full story

Martyr Week; tribute to sacrifices of freedom fighting

Afghan people observe the week of Martyrs which begins on the 18th of Sunbula (September 8) that coincides with the day that Ahmad Shah Massoud, the ... Full story

Poverty forces some girls to street begging

In traffic jam of Kabul city streets, apparently some girls are seen with empty stomach stretch their hands for begging and in every, now and ... Full story

Over 150000 domestic, foreign tourists visit Bamyan annually

Located in the center of Afghanistan, the ancient Bamyan is one of the most secure provinces that beside the devastated Buddha statues, thousands caves on ... Full story

Role of money in economy

It is a difficult question that how the value of money could be revealed but every day the world people conduct commercial, administrative and financial ... Full story

Shaheed Week should not be symbolic

To commemorate 15th martyrdom anniversary of National Hero of Afghanistan and Martyr Week, Shaheed Ahmad Shah Massoud Foundation has issued a declaration that is as ... Full story

Ahmad Shah Masood’s son ready to take up his Afghan destiny

BAZARAK, PANJSHIR: His first public appearance was at the tender age of 12, a tiny figure walking, head down in grief, beside his legendary father’s coffin. ... Full story

ANSF capable to make achievement in war on terror

The ministry of defense authorities said that the Taliban failed to occupy their target districts despite of their heavy attacks. Because, they know that the ... Full story

Judge Mohammad Azim Jalili’s Praying Ceremony Held

KABUL: The Prayer Ceremony of Judge Mohammad Azim Jalili was held at the congregational Eidgah Mosque here in Kabul Sunday, a statement said. The ceremony ... Full story

Terrorism international phenomenon, should be jointly fought, President Ghani

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a meeting with the Deputy Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Abdullah al-Mazid called terrorism an ... Full story

Martyr Week amid firm security plan

KABUL: Chaired by Sarwar Danesh, the second vice-president, the Martyr Week Committee held a meeting in which, the related committees provided their reports about how ... Full story

China, Pakistan condemn Kabul’s twin suicide attacks

KABUL: China condemned twin suicide attacks near the Afghan defense ministry on Monday, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday. Two dozen people have lost ... Full story

Afghan refugees leave Pakistan over tougher measures

ISLAMABAD: Under the UNHCR program, refugees returning home get a special document permitting them to make the journey. In June, Pakistan extended the Afghan refugees’ right ... Full story

Access to information improves transparency

Corruption is rampant in public institutions and Afghan citizens are widely un     able to influence and hold aid providers accountable. The limited access to     ... Full story

“We have inherited a corrupt economy,” President Ghani’s JCMB speech excerptions

The wounds of our bloodshed, displacement, and conflict are ever-present and they are important. But our population is reformist. They are looking for hope. They ... Full story

The Politics of “the Good” and ‘the Bad” Taliban

Ever since President Ashraf Ghani has assumed office about two years ago, Afghan-Pak relations have witnessed many ups and downs. President Ghani in an exclusive ... Full story

Government urged to win int’l trust ahead of Brussels Summit

Afghanistan would face harsh difficulties in the way to attract aids, if it failed to present tangible achievements to the Brussels Summit members about what ... Full story

Street children beg for change

Every day thousands people leaving their homes hoping to find work in  market but it is usually not easy to find a job. There are youth ... Full story

High economic council’s session held

KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the economic high council’s session was held Sunday evening at presidential palace. In the session, Afghanistan national network ... Full story

UK reaffirms continued cooperation with Afghanistan

KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met UK’s State Minister for International Development, Rory Stewart here yesterday, a presidential statement ... Full story

Panjshir governor seeks enhance cooperation with MoIC

KABUL: Abdul Bari Jahani Minister of Information and Culture of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met Arif Sarwari governor of Panjshir here yesterday, BNA reported. According to ... Full story

Cultural Committee discusses Martyrs’ Week commemoration

KABUL: Presided over by Associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi, Deputy Minister for Publication of Ministry of Information and Culture, the cultural committee of the commission ... Full story

President Ghani condemns terrorist attack in Kabul

Kabul: A number of innocent Afghans were wounded and martyred as a result of one explosion and one suicide attack carried out by enemies of ... Full story

Minister Jahani praises Dawatgar’s art works

KABUL: In continuance of praising the country’s elite figures, Abdul Bari Jahani Minister of Information and Culture praised artistic works of Mubriz Dawatgar here yesterday, ... Full story

Japan funds Surobi demining project

KABUL: The Embassy of Japan in Afghanistan organized yesterday a signing ceremony for a demining project in Surobi District of Kabul, a press release from ... Full story

Conference calls for ban on child marriage

KABUL: Deputy Ministry of Youth Affairs and Ministry of Women Affairs, with the Technical Support of UNFPA organized a One-Day consensus-building workshop for the endorsement ... Full story

Traffic incidents rise amid growing conflicts’ casualties

Over 30 people have been reportedly killed and dozens more injured as their passenger bus collided with a head-on fuel tanker in southern province of ... Full story

India to extend military cooperation to Afghanistan, under US demand

In a lately visit to India, Afghanistan Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Qadam Shah Shaheem presented his country’s military wish-list to the hosting authorities asking ... Full story

International community should honestly cooperate with Afghanistan to end war

However, fourteen years have passed since the presence of the international forces in Afghanistan, but unfortunately, the country is still engulfed in insecurities. In an ... Full story

Washington to hold trilateral talks this month

U.S. Secretary of State after talks with Indian officials in New Delhi held on regional situation particularly Afghanistan, declared that Washington will hold a trilateral ... Full story

“We have inherited a corrupt economy,” President Ghani’s JCMB speech excerptions

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) said that his system has ‘inherited a corrupt economy,’ ... Full story

President Ghani pledges accountability for each of money used

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani vowed his country would remain accountable to the international partners, for each of his ... Full story

CE seeking clerics’ help in improvement of literacy

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a gathering of the International Day for Literature on Sunday, called the role of religious scholars very important ... Full story

Rabbani holds courtesy meeting with Denmark new ambassador to Kabul

KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs held a courtesy meeting with Danish newly-appointed ambassador to Kabul the other day, his office said in a ... Full story

Sadat asks youth to inform people, drivers on traffic rules

KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat, Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Youth Affairs called youth role important in decreasing traffic incidents, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) ... Full story

President saddened by Zabul deadly traffic incident

KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the country’s president expressed his deep sadness over the deadly traffic incident in which tens of passengers have been killed and ... Full story

Strengthening housing sector in Afghanistan

During the conflict of the past three decades, the social and economic in     frastructures of Afghanistan were virtually destroyed. About six million     Afghans left ... Full story

Fighting corruption would continue in any price, President Ghani warns

Speaking in the inauguration ceremony of the Khwaja Rawash Township, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani vowed ‘to continue anti-corruption campaign even in the price of his ... Full story

Near East and the Nearer Brussels Euro(h)ope possible ?

There is a claim constantly circulating the EU: ‘multiculturalism is dead in Europe’. Dead or maybe d(r)ead?... That much comes from a cluster of European ... Full story

Reasons behind intensification of war

Nowadays, the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are severely fighting extremist groups in some parts of the country, particularly in Kunduz, Takhar and Paktia provinces ... Full story

President Ghani inaugurates multi-million dollars housing project in Kabul

KABUL: Afghanistan’s major housing project, KhwajahRawash, was officially inaugurated by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Urban Development Affairs and Housing Minister Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi in ... Full story

CE, EU chief on development cooperation discuss economic cooperation

KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with EU chief for development and cooperation in Kabul. In the meeting, both sides discussed Brussels conference, preparation ... Full story

Existing problems in sport institutions to be fundamentally resolved, CE

KABUL: Chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah have praised sportsmen participated in Rio 2016 and South Asian games. In a ceremony held yesterday on this occasion, head ... Full story

Sadat hints at important role of women, youth in upcoming parliamentary elections

KABUL: Deputy Minister on Youth Affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat insists on increasing role of youth and women in upcoming parliamentary elections. Delivering speech in a conference ... Full story

Minister Jahani pays visit to Afghan Film department’s various sections

KABUL: Minister of information and culture paid a visit to various sections of the Afghan Film department yesterday. Head of the department, Ibrahim Arefi Kaihan reported ... Full story

NUG leaders saddened by Uzbek President demise

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani was deeply saddened about the death of President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, a presidential press release said here late yesterday ... Full story

Presidential decree on appointment of convening commission for celebration of Martyrs Week

KABUL: For holding auspicious celebration of the martyred week, 15th martyrdom anniversary of the country’s national hero Ahmad Shah Masoud and fifth martyrdom anniversary of ... Full story

Pakistan funded projects to be completed this year, Ambassador

KABUL: Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan, Syed Abrar Hussain, said that Pakistani-funded projects in Afghanistan in the health sector would be completed by the end of ... Full story

President Ghani off to Samarkand to attend Karimov’s funeral

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani left for Uzbekistan yesterday morning to attend the funeral ceremony of the country’s President Islam Karimov who apparently died due ... Full story

Afghan refugees still languish in limbo

Three decades of war in Afghanistan forced millions of Afghans to flee the country, mainly to neighboring Iran and Pakistan. After the fall of Taliban, ... Full story

All air operations conducting in coordination with ANSF, MoD

Following, U.S. forces air raids in Helmand province’s Nadi Ali district, reportedly left many Afghan army forces killed, the ministry of defense (MoD) while rejecting ... Full story

Haqqani Network seeking center inside Afghanistan

The Indian minister of defense in a meeting with his US counterpart spoke about the current situation of Afghanistan, where the Pakistan government was blamed for supporting and financing terrorism. The US secretary of defense has vowed to include Pakistan into the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) blacklist if it still persisted supporting terrorist groups like Haqqani and the extremists’ Quetta Council. ... Full story

President Ghani Chairs cabinet meeting

KABUL: The cabinet meeting of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, with President Ghani on the chair discussed some key issues related to the agendas, said ... Full story

President Ghani accepts Netherlands, Norway ambassadors’ credentials

KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in separate meetings held at the Presidential Palace, accepted the credentials of Netherlands and ... Full story

HEC discusses key issues

KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the president of the Islamic Republic Afghanistan, the High Economic Council meeting discussed some key issues including the ... Full story

7 militants killed in Baghlan clash

PUL-E-KHUMRI: At least seven Taliban militants have been killed and eight others injured as clash flared up in Burka district of the northern Baghlan province ... Full story

NPC approves 12 contracts worth 853 million AFG

KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the national procurement commission’s session was held Sunday evening and 12 contracts worth 853 million AFG were ... Full story

WB vows sustained assistance to Afghanistan

KABUL: Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Kyle Peters, World Bank’s vice president here yesterday in Sapidar Palace, a statement ... Full story

Arzan Qimat projects process should get accelerated, Mohaqqeq

KABUL: Mohammad Mohaqqeq, First Deputy of Chief Executive during his stay to China met with the deputy prime minister and some other senior officials discussing ... Full story

President Ghani meets Pakistan-based Afghans’ elders, representatives

KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met a number of Pakistan-based Afghan refugees’ elders and representatives here at the Presidential ... Full story

CMs’ Subcommittee on Refugees holds meeting

KABUL: Chaired by Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the Council of Ministers (CMS) subcommittee on refugees held session, his office said in a statement the ... Full story