Escalating conflicts major challenge before aid agencies

 Afghanistan is in the midst of a profound humanitarian crisis resulting primarily from long-standing armed conflict, devastating drought, and massive population migration. Those attempting to ... Full story

MoD seeking new plan to suppress armed oppositions

 Officials of the ministry of defense said full preparation have been made to enable the coutnry’s security forces, particularly, national army to completely eliminate armed ... Full story

Russia’s Taliban support not a way to fight Daesh

 Recent counter-Taliban conflict in some Afghanistan northern and southern provinces, indicated that armed Taliban were gaining support from Russia and Iran, beside long financial and ... Full story

Govt. inattention to face people with many problems during winter

 Recent rainfalls and snowfalls have been warmly welcomed by the Afghan people, however, Afghanistan has had water problems since eight years. However, agriculture is the main ... Full story

Noise pollution great challenge before people

 Noise pollution has appeared as a new challenge in Kabul with a number of people reporting health related problems like hearing loss, hyper tension, cardiovascular ... Full story

HEC discussed investment on carpet industry

 KABUL: The High Economic Council (HEC) with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held session here the other day and discussed different issues, including ... Full story

CM holds routine session

 KABUL: Chaired by chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the council of ministers session was held yesterday. In the session, chief executive in his ... Full story

Further attention to be paid for reconstruction of Ghazni in 2017, CE

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with a number of elders, ulema and influential figures of Ghazni. In the meeting, elders of the province ... Full story

VP chairs laws committee

KABUL: Chaired by second vice president Sarwar Danesh, the laws committee’s session was held yesterday. In the sessions, based on the agenda, draft law on financial ... Full story

FM Rabbani praises Indonesian support to Afghanistan

KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met the outgoing Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Kabul, Ansary Tajudeen in the Ministry of Foreign ... Full story

Minister Hakimi assures SIGAR’s Sopko of information sharing

KABUL: Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi and Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John F. Sopko on Monday discussed the government’s achievements in revenue and financial management. A ... Full story

MoIC administrative body session held

KABUL: Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat, the administrative body session was held yesterday. In the session, development projects of ... Full story

Top Afghanistan sportsmen appreciated

KABUL: A number of top sportsmen of the country have been appreciated by Khoram and Marhamat social organizations. In a ceremony held yesterday on this occasion ... Full story

‘It’s not a Muslim ban... it’s working out very nicely’

President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his executive order barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. "It's not a Muslim ban," Trump ... Full story

Daesh suffer blow against ANSF

Afghan National Security Forces’ (ANSF) operations have dealt a huge blow to Daesh group mostly in eastern parts of the country where the terrorist are ... Full story

Govt. welcomes UK efforts to solve Afghan-Pak tensions

The Presidential Palace said that the government of national unity welcomed any move resulting to decrease the number of terrorism supporting countries. Welcoming the Britain efforts ... Full story

Trump’s Muslims suspension not the way to fight terror

US new president Donald Trump, has signed a sweeping executive decree, under which Muslims from seven countries of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and ... Full story

unemployment concerns workers in winter

Unemployment is a big challenge and large number of Afghan able workers suffering of it. A lot of eligible workers every early morning waiting in ... Full story

Govt. inattention stagnates coppersmith industry

With a background of many centuries, the art of coppersmith is one of our handicrafts and using raw copper, the coppersmiths produce priceless and ornamental ... Full story

A Railway Transportation For Kabul City

 Afghans still talk about those glory days when Shah Amanullah Khan introduced a strange looking locomotive that roared in Kabul Street. People quickly welcomed and embraced ... Full story

FM Rabbani, British ambassador discuss regional issues

KABUL: Foreign Minister, Salahuddin Rabbani met with British ambassador to Kabul at his office, during which regional and international issues were discussed, Bakhtar News Agency ... Full story

MoIC committed to ease youth with essential facilities, Dr. Sadat

KABUL: Acting minister of information and culture and deputy minister of youth affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat emphasized on youth’s key role within the society, adding ... Full story

Cultural aspects of Timurid period discussed

KABUL: The Turkic Coordinating Council held a session to discuss cultural aspects of Timurid period here yesterday, Bakhtar News Agency said. According to the agency, the ... Full story

ANSF kill 49 insurgents across Afghanistan

KABUL: At least 49 militants were killed during the counter-terrorism operations in at least 7 provinces, the ministry of interior said. “The operations were conducted in ... Full story

Deteriorating displacement requires urgent attention

Entire communities of Afghans who fled to Pakistan during the communist coup de’tat and subsequent Soviet invasion in the late 1970s have begun moving back since mid-July ... Full story

Afghanistan’s rank improves among world’s most corrupt nations

Based on the report of Transparency International, Afghanistan situation from the point of view of corruption reduction has considerably improved. Afghanistan has ascended from grade ... Full story

Pakistani militia should fight terrorists, not ANSF

Clashing of Afghan-Pakistani security forces would not be in the benefit of both sides because despite of all current disputes, these two countries are interconnected ... Full story

President Ghani calls for enhancing ties with Indonesia

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with outgoing Indonesian ambassador, Ansari Tajuddin here at presidential palace yesterday, a statement said. According to presidential press office, President ... Full story

We support transparent elections: Dr. Abdullah told EU ambassador

KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met EU ambassador and special envoy to Afghanistan, Franz Michael Mellbin here at Sapidar palace yesterday, a statement said. According ... Full story

Chakhansoori appointed as deputy of government coordinating affairs for general directorate of administrative affairs

KABUL: Based on suggestion of general directorate of presidential office’s administrative affairs and approval of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President Spokesperson Mohammad Haroon Chakhansoori has ... Full story

Saudi Arabia aid committee submits equipped library to Najmul Madaris Madrassa in Nangarhar

KABUL: Saudi Arabia aid committee has submitted an equipped library along with books and appliances to Najmul Madaris madrasa in Nangarhar in presence of representatives ... Full story

Turkish airstrikes kill 10 civilian in Syria

Turkish airstrikes in and around the Syrian town of al-Bab have killed at least 10 civilians, including a child, a monitoring group says. The so-called Syrian ... Full story

Afghanistan improves on transparency corruption index

Afghanistan improved the most in 2016 as its score on the Transparency     International (TI) index rose four points, the anti-corruption watchdog group     said in ... Full story

Rule of law helps decrease violence against women, AIHRC

Officials of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said that rule of law in the country could decrease violence against women. In fact, violence against women ... Full story

Kabul finally witnesses rainfalls, snowfalls

Kabul has finally covered by white blanket and it has brought happiness among its citizens. In fact, when the snow falls, the people get very ... Full story

S. Arabia can play vital role for a peaceful Afghanistan

Ultimately the terror groups were not sympathetic on their masters and main supporters and started war against them. The terrorists have recently resorted to terrorist ... Full story

US to extend cooperation with Afghanistan in war on terror, Govt.

Expressing optimism on coming new US President Trump on power, officials of the government of Afghanistan are stressing that both countries relations is based on ... Full story

Korea seeks peace, stability through education in Afghanistan

Education is key to a nation’s development & success: Ambassador Chin Ki Hoon ... Full story

President Ghani meets UN Deputy General Secretary on Political Affairs

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Wednesday with UN deputy general secretary on political affairs at presidential palace. In the meeting, President Ghani while congratulating the ... Full story

MoIC committed to revive folk music, Dr. Sadat

KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture and deputy minister of youth affairs Dr. Kamal Sadat met a delegation of Khost provincial art union here ... Full story

Mohib discusses trade, investment with USAID delegation

KABUL: Afghan Ambassador to US has met a delegation of US Agency for International Development (USAID) and discussed better coordination in the execution of agencies’ ... Full story

The fate of HPC

Afghan nation bears the brunt of terrorism and civilian fatalities make the headlines in national and international media. The Taliban remains adamantly opposed to peace ... Full story

Over 60 million die of environment pollution worldwide

Air and environment pollution, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), has changed into a critical challenge in the world, particularly in Afghanistan, the high ... Full story

HPC chairman should be soon introduced

The high Peace council should have a shortly appointed acting chairman to handle the ongoing peace process with the government armed oppositions, particularly with the ... Full story

Low quality medicines face Afghans with serious problems

In the past several years, hundreds of millions of dollars were spent to promote the health sector in the country. Hundreds of hospitals and clinics ... Full story

Afghanistan, Uzbekistan enjoy irrefrangible ties, President Ghani

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Uzbekistan’s foreign minister Abdul Aziz Kamilov here yesterday at presidential palace, a statement ... Full story

Pir Gailani laid to rest in ancestral graveyard

KABUL: Religious leader and Afghanistan’s top peace negotiator, Pir Sayed Ahmad Gailani, who passed away on Saturday in Kabul, was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard ... Full story

VP Danesh meets Saudi Arabia’s outgoing ambassador

KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh held a farewell meeting with outgoing Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Kabul, Musafar bin Abdul Rahman Al-Ghasib, during which variety ... Full story

Afghan, Uzbek foreign ministers ink 5 MoUs

KABUL: Afghanistan and Uzbekistan on Tuesday signed five Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) in Kabul, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and his Uzbek ... Full story

Minister Hakimi praises Chinese support to Afghanistan

KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Yao Jing, ambassador of People’s Republic of China to Afghanistan in his office here yesterday, the ministry said ... Full story

Etisalat To Support Journalists’ Supporting Fund

KABUL: Leadership board of Journalists’ Supporting Fund signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Etisalat Company yesterday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported. According to the agency, ... Full story

Poppy alternative reduces drugs

Available assessments show that since the beginning of ongoing war, conflicts and insecurities in the country, poppy cultivation as a dangerous phenomenon and addiction that ... Full story

US continues supporting Afghanistan in war on terror

US new President Donald Trump who has officially assumed office, doesn’t have any specific plan on Afghanistan so far. In an interview, the US president ... Full story

Beside Pakistan, Iran supports terrorists too: Governor

The Afghan neighbors have started parallel interference in Afghanistan internal affairs and have folded sleeve of enmity with Afghans. Since long time, Pakistan has been ... Full story

Afghanistan’s forests; timber smuggling still continues

Greenery and forests play important role in protection of environment and its beauty as well as play its role in the growth of the economy. With ... Full story

Lifting of anti-Moscow sanctions an illusion: Russian PM

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says that despite the results of elections in other countries, the sanctions against Moscow are here to stay. “It’s time to ... Full story

Funeral ceremony of HPC chairman, jihadi leader held in Arg

KABUL: Funeral ceremony of Pir Sayed Ahmad Gilani, high peace council chairman and leader of Mahaz-e-Milli Islami Afghanistan was held at presidential palace with participation ... Full story

President Ghani meets Saudi Arabia’s ambassador

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a farewell meeting with the Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Kabul Musafar bin Abdul Rahman al-Ghasib conferred Ghazi Mir Masjidi ... Full story

President Ghani accepts Credentials of Lithuanian non-resident ambassador to Kabul

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

VP chairs joint coordinating committee for security, safety of journalists

KABUL: Chaired by second vice president Sarwar Danesh, the 4th session of joint coordinating committee of security and safety of journalists and media was held ... Full story

Kabul’s People Council of 500 family residential area calls on Massoud

KABUL: Elders, influenced figures and local dignitaries including people’s council of Kabul’s 500 Family area shared their environmental problems with special envoy to president on ... Full story

The way to uproot terror

In his inaugural speech, the US President Donald Trump said he would try to uproot terrorism with the cooperation of the US allies. He frankly ... Full story

ANSF improvement, equipping can cause elimination of terrorists

The Afghans need peace and stability more than ever because they no longer tolerate continuation this devastating imposed war but peace and stability is directly ... Full story

Over 9mln Afghans in dire need of humanitarian assistances, UN

The UN on Saturday launched an appeal for $550 million to aid and support Afghans in need of assistance in the war-ravaged country. United Nations Humanitarian ... Full story

If US wants to end war on terror, it should change its policy on Afghanistan

In swear-in ceremony held last Friday, Donald Trump the US new president has regarded himself committed for bearing changes, and on the earth, he would ... Full story

$7bln added to country’s economy, MoRR

The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations said that last year (2016), $7bln have been added to economy of the country, through returning of Afghans from ... Full story

President Ghani tasks commission to hold funeral, praying ceremonies of late Gilani

KABUL:  President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and a number of other national, political and jihadi figures while offering condolences to family of late Pir Sayed Ahmad ... Full story

Media outlets should legalize their activities, Dr. Sadat

KABUL: A media supporting meeting was held by Nasl-e-Omid Afghanistan organization at the Ministry of Information and Culture’s international center hall, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) ... Full story

Shahzad breaks Virat Kohli record with four 50s in one tournament

KABUL: The Afghan opening batsman and wicket Mohammad Shahzad has broken the record of India’s Virat Kohli by scoring four 50s in one international tournament. Shahzad ... Full story

MoIC saddened by death of Pir Gilani

KABUL: Leading body of the Ministry of Information and Culture condoled death of Pir Sayed Ahmad Gilani, head of High Peace Council (HPC) to his ... Full story

Pakistan expresses condolences at the sad demise of Pir Gilani

KABUL: We are deeply saddened to learn about the demise of Pir Sayed Ahmad Gilani, Chairman of the High Peace Council of Afghanistan, the Pakistan ... Full story

US new government and Afghan problem

After swear-in ceremony, Donald Trump took officially the administration of the US as 45th president. In fact, with transition of power from outgoing US president Barack ... Full story

President Ghani grants state medal to family of martyred Hafizullah Pasoon

KABUL: For praising the bravery and expressing sadness and condolence to family of martyred Hafizullah Pasoon Barikzai, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has granted state medal ... Full story

Call for absorption of $ 550 million to human, natural incidents’ vulnerable families

KABUL: Chief Executive Office in an exclusive step held the biggest call for assistance to war victims, internal displaced families and returnees. Chief executive, UN humanitarian ... Full story

Malaysia to cooperate in addressing problems of Afghan refugees, Rabbani

KABUL: During his visit to Malaysia, Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs has met with a number of Afghan lecturers, students’ representatives and traders to ... Full story

Taliban’s magnetic bomb expert arrested in Jalalabad city

A key Taliban fighter expert in making magnetic bombs was arrested by the Afghan intelligence operatives in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province. The ... Full story

Over 40 terrorists killed in airstrikes in Syria’s Aleppo Province: Report

Over 40 Takfiri terrorists from Fateh al-Sham Front have reportedly been killed in airstrikes on their camp in Aleppo Province in northwestern Syria. The so-called Syrian ... Full story

ANDSF Day; admiring sacrifices & devotion of pro-democracy forces

In the past fifteen years, the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have developed into a collection of professional institutions that are both committed ... Full story

Contract on construction of Dare Sourf-Yakawlang road signed

Last week, a Chinese construction firm signed a contract to construct a key road in central Afghanistan. Minister of Public Works, Mr. Baligh and Vice-Chairman of ... Full story

Implementation of new plans to help prevent security threats in 1396, MoD

Officials of the ministry for defense said, ‘with conducting extensive operations and in consider with new operational plans, 1396 is expected to be a good ... Full story

President Ghani chairs cabinet session

KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the cabinet session was held Wednesday at the Presidential palace, his office said in a statement. According to ... Full story

President Ghani, CE Abdullah offer farewell to Barack Obama via phone

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani offered his farewell to the outgoing President of the United States Barack Obama in ... Full story

Bringing reforms essential to win people trust, Dr. Abdullah

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with UN Special Representative to Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, during which variety of issues, including peace process with armed ... Full story

Culture, art deputy minister introduced to MoIC employees

KABUL: Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, appointed newly as deputy minister of culture and art for information and culture, was introduced Wednesday to officials and employees of ... Full story

Unregistered media outlets to be legally treated, Dr. Sadat

KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat, Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs and Acting Minister of Information and Culture has said that no unregistered media organizations would be ... Full story

Afghanistan defeats Oman in Desert T20 Challenge semi-final

The Afghanistan National cricket team defeated Oman by 8 wickets in Desert Twenty20 Challenge by wickets and qualified to the final of the tournament. The Oman ... Full story

Terrorist hideouts obvious, no need of unnecessary efforts

Two days ago, Pakistan army chief has called for setting a border management mechanism to control movement of insurgents. In a telephone conversation, this week with ... Full story

Kabul, Kandahar incidents’ criminals should be tracked down in Pakistan

The criminals of Kabul- Kandahar recent incidents are freely moving in Pakistan. Once again the Afghan president called the extremists based in Pakistan responsible for ... Full story

NUG should seek ways to prevent disloyalty to women

Afghanistan is among the countries in which plenty of violence against women can been seen. Beating of women in families, compulsory marriages, not supporting, prevention ... Full story

Highways situation improves by 20 percent

Recently, the highways situation has considerably improved, but in some areas, due to insecurities, the passengers witness many traffic incidents. Adul Latif Khair Khowa, director ... Full story

180 missing people presumed dead after shipwreck

Four people are dead and nearly 180 are missing, presumed dead, after a ship capsized in the Mediterranean on Saturday, officials said after interviewing a ... Full story

CE Abdullah Meets US Central Command Chief

KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in his meeting with US Central Command Chief, Gen. Joseph Votel and discussed some key issues including security and ... Full story

Govt. decisive to implement justice, balance in appointments, Danesh

KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh met with members of Maidan Wardak provincial council on Tuesday, during which variety of issues were discussed, his office ... Full story

Women Studies for Peace releases annual report on house of people activities

KABUL: The Institution of Women Studies for Peace released its fourth parliamentary annual report, BNA said Tuesday.  In a meeting attended by a number of house ... Full story

Firm anti-corruption strategy needed to implement

A recent survey launched by the Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) saying corruption, in the insecurity stricken nation has arrived at its third position and remain ... Full story

Air pollution serious threat in Kabul

Citizens in the capital Kabul are seriously concerned over air pollution—a silent killer that takes the lives of thousands each year. In fact, waking down the ... Full story

Peace directly linked to elimination of corruption, drugs

Pakistani has since long chanted slogans of working for peace in Afghanistan, particularly when internationally blamed for being supporting and financing militants inside its soil. But ... Full story

Govt. should opt clear strategy against enemy

Nangarhar governor’s spokesman has said that Daesh has set alight at least 65 residential units in the eastern province’s Kot district, where the residents have ... Full story

Taking hostages failure of terrorist groups

In recent years, the terrorists have been using a new way for retaliation. They have resorted to hostage taking and created horror and fear among ... Full story

NPC approves 13 contracts worth 13.5 bln Afs

KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the session of national procurement commission was held Sunday evening and 13 contracts worth 13.5 billion Afs ... Full story

Administrative board of Wolesi Jirga rewards ministers of finance and rural rehabilitation

KABUL: Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, speaker of Wolesi Jirga, awarded an appreciation letter to Eklil Hakimi, the Minister of Finance for his valuable services, outlined in ... Full story

Paktika historical sites should be protected, Dr. Sadat

KABUL: Acting minister of information and culture and deputy to the youth affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat in his meeting with Paktika Governor Ilyas Wahdat said ... Full story

Praying ceremony held for souls of recent terrorist attacks’ martyrs

KABUL: Praying ceremony for the souls of recent terrorist attacks’ martyrs including UAE diplomats was held yesterday in congregational mosque of Arg with participation of ... Full story

MoHE to review lecturers’ higher education documents

The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) has recently declared to review the private universities’ lecturers’ higher education documents. Lauding the ministry of higher education step, a ... Full story

Afghanistan clashes: US’s James Mattis, British to continue staying alongside NUG

British has resolved to continue staying alongside the Afghan government of national unity in war on terror. Condemning suicide bombings in the country’s three provinces of ... Full story

‘Think before you speak’

Few days ago, an advisor to the high peace council (HPC) (who is now dismissed of his position) struggled much to say something in the ... Full story

Martyrs hope was solidarity of Afghans, President Ghani

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said the main hope of the recent martyrs was solidarity of the Afghans, Presidential ... Full story

Media High Council to be introduced soon, Dr. Sadat

KABUL: To select two members of Media High Council, a session was held by Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy to Youth Affair, ... Full story

Shaikh Hamdan visits Kandahar martyrs’ homes

KANDAHAR CITY: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, has paid tribute to the martyrs of the nation, who were killed ... Full story

Afghan flags to remain half-mast on Monday to mourn recent terrorist attacks victims

KABUL: A presidential decree on Sunday said the country’s flag should remain half-mast all over the country and other countries with the Afghan agencies to ... Full story

Afghan flags to remain half-mast on Monday to mourn recent terrorist attacks victims

KABUL: A presidential decree on Sunday said the country’s flag should remain half-mast all over the country and other countries with the Afghan agencies to ... Full story

ADB operations hit record $31.5b in 2016

Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Sunday said its operations for Asia and the Pacific reached an all-time high of $31.5 billion in 2016, The Manila-headquartered bank ... Full story

Afghanistan thumbs Ireland by 5 wickets

KABUL: Afghanistan have trounced Ireland by five wickets in their opening match of the inaugural Desert T20 tournament in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Batting first ... Full story

Express of Gratitude

Head and members of Kabul-based Ancient Herat Socio-Cultural Council and Mawlavi Ghulam Mohammad Juya, member of religious scholars council of the ministry of hajj and ... Full story

IS militants abducts 13 religious scholars in Nangarhar

JALALABAD: IS loyalists abducted 13 religious scholars from a religious school in Haski Mina district of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, said Attaullah Khogiani, spokesman ... Full story

ANSF support only way to avenge civilians’ blood

 The unmitigated violence and bloodshed have inflicted heavy casualties upon our nation in the last four decades. The warring factions flagrantly violated the humanitarian law ... Full story

Fighting corruption seriously going on in security organs, officials

 Existence of corruption in security entities is one of the serious concerns of the government and people of Afghanistan, as President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah participates in praying ceremony of Ali Akbar Hashimi Rafsanjani in Tehran

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and his accompanied delegation participated in praying ceremony of Ali Akbar Hashimi Rafsanjani in Tehran. Presenting the government and people ... Full story

President Ghani accompanies Faryab, Jawzjan representatives’ dead bodies

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani accompanied Thursday bodies of representative of Faryab people Sarajuddin Safari and representative of Jawzjan people Baz Mohammad Jawzjani, who have ... Full story

Pakistan condemns terrorist attacks in Kabul & Kandahar

 KABUL: Pakistan strongly condemns the terrorist attacks near Parliament building in Kabul and Kandahar on Wednesday that resulted in loss of precious lives, a statement ... Full story

President Ghani, UAE Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed stress need to double international efforts to counter terrorism.

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani expressed his sincere condolences on the martyrdom of a number of Emiratis who were killed in a terrorist attack in ... Full story

MoI’s top general imprisoned for bribery

 KABUL: A high ranking general of MoI was sentenced to custodial imprisonment for 14 years and 6 months for taking bribes in-cash and misuse of ... Full story

Kabul, Kandahar attacks draw widespread condemnation

 KABUL: The United Nations, the US, Iran, Pakistan, India and several other countries and leaders on Wednesday strongly condemned yesterday’s deadly attacks in Kabul and southern ... Full story

Afghans have long been victims of terror: Saudi King

 KABUL: The Saudi king, conveying his condolences to President Ghani and the Afghan nation, has denounced recent Kandahar and Kabul bombings as a violation of ... Full story

President Ghani condemns Kabul, Kandahar attacks

KABUL: The presidential press office issuing a press release here on Wednesday strongly condemned the suicide attack in Kandahar, saying enemies of the Afghan people ... Full story

Forces martyrs’ households appreciation draws more recruitment

Few days ago, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani took a good step to grant houses to some of the country’s ... Full story

Most of youth fail to marry, as dowry rises

In Afghan culture, dowry is one of the worst traditions has since long made households not to resort to marrying their sons/daughters. The Kabul Times reporter ... Full story

In-charges should undertake basic, serious measures on environment alarms

Afghanistan is among those countries in which rate of environment pollution is gravely increasing and for removal of this threat no step has been taken ... Full story

Daesh ought to be globally fought, lawmakers

Recently, presence of Daesh loyalists in a number of turbulent provinces has seriously concerned the people. But, officials of the government of Afghanistan and a number ... Full story

New Pak-Afghan border controls slow trade to a crawl

For decades Afghan and Pakistani merchants crossed freely at Chaman, a dusty, wind-swept frontier town in Pakistan’s south-west, but an unprecedented bid by Islamabad to ... Full story

Preparation meeting held for sportsmen participation in ICSC

KABUL: Preparation meeting was held at the Sapidar Palace, with presence of Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah aiming at taking plan for well preparation of the ... Full story

Danesh meets Nahour district senators, elders

KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh met a number of Nahour district senators, elders and influential figures at his office on Tuesday, his office said ... Full story

Dr. Sadat urges youth to publicize drugs harms

KABUL: Acting Minister and Deputy to the Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Information and Culture, Dr. Kamal Sadat on Tuesday urged the youth to ... Full story

Kabul twin blasts kill 22, wound dozens

KABUL: At least 22 people were reportedly killed and 45 injured in two separate attacks in the capital Kabul, which apparently targeted the government employees. ... Full story

Suicide bomber leaves 7 killed in Helmand

LASHKARGAH: At least seven people have been killed when a suicide bomber, who was on foot, carried out an attack in the southern Helmand province ... Full story

NATO’s ANSF sustainable support laudable

Afghanistan as a non-NATO member state but an ally in war on terror will always remain a focal point when it comes to fight terror ... Full story

Daesh turning more brutal, taking revenge from civilians as facing defeat by govt. forces

Fear and dread from Daesh or the so-called Islamic State is growing among the people, as a number of masked illegal armed men took coal ... Full story

Heavy damages inflected on govt. facilities, officials

Officials of the Natural Disasters Management Authority (NDMA) said that in 2016, due to domestic war throughout the country, more than one billion damages have ... Full story

Providing job opportunities govt. responsibility

Besides ensuring security, providing the ground for job opportunities is one of the government responsibilities. In fact, the National Unity Government leaders during their electoral ... Full story

Mohammad Musa Shafiq; man of wisdom, politics

 Since childhood Mohammad Musa Shafiq was interested to religious sciences. His father, Maulawi Mohammad Ibrahim Kamawi, who was from among the greatest scholars of his ... Full story

President Ghani, CE Abdullah saddened over ex-Iranian President demise

            KABUL: The presidential press office issuing a press release and quoting President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani here yesterday condoles the demise of former Iranian President Ali ... Full story

Minister Hakimi, UK envoy discuss Brussels’ commitments on Afghanistan

  KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Thomas Drew, UK Special Representative to Pakistan in his office here yesterday, a statement from MoF said. According ... Full story

Mostafavi stresses on Ulema, media role in counter corruption

KABUL: High counter corruption authority held awareness program yesterday in MoIC in connection with counter corruption. In the program, advisor to high counter corruption authority, Ahrar ... Full story

Dr. Sadat asks NMA staffs to spare no effort in introducing Afghanistan’s glorious history

 KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat, Acting Minister of Information and Culture carried out yesterday relevant works of the ministry at directorate of national museum. Acting minister ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah praises UK support to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Chief Executive of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Thomas Drew, UK’s special envoy to Pakistan here yesterday at Sapidar Palace, a ... Full story

Some martyrs' families granted keys of residential apartments

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated yesterday in a ceremony of ‘tribute to position of martyrs and taking care of their esteemed families’ at defense ... Full story

NUG moving forward, despite challenges

 Both leaders of the national unity government – President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and CE Abdullah Abdullah called for acting in line with the constitution. At a ... Full story

U.S. to continue supporting Afghanistan, Defense Secretary

 Officials of the US defense secretary said, ‘US aim in Afghanistan is to strengthen the Afghan security forces and support the government.’ Peter Cook, the spokesperson ... Full story

Shaheen-e-Asmayee to attend 2017 AFC CUP competitions

 The football team of Shaheen-e-Asmayee the champion of 5th chapter of Afghanistan premier league, Roshan to attend AFC CUP competitions. This team would play two games ... Full story

MoIC condoles death of Prof. Hasan Kaker, RTA anchor Karim Rohina

 KABUL: The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) in a statement has condoled the demise of the country’s top historian, writer, politician and translator Prof. ... Full story

Dr. Sadat pledges to address Panjshir DoIC problems

 KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture and deputy minister on youth affairs Dr. Kamal Sadat held video conference with Panjshir director of information and ... Full story

Cinematographers should promote Afghan art, culture, Dr. Sadat

KABUL: A number of top members of Afghanistan young cinematographers and film-producers called on acting minister of information and culture and shared their problems with ... Full story

ANA ready to defend national integrity in difficult situations, Radmanish

 KABUL: Based on previous predictions of MoD, ministry of national defense has taken key measures in various sections as supplies, war management, intelligence technology and ... Full story

Contract on Planning, designing & operating pre-construction factory signed

KABUL: In presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani contract for planning, designing and operation the pre-construction factory was signed yesterday by minister of urban development ... Full story

Safeguarding the constitution

Based on the separation of powers, law is the main source for creation of the three powers and division of duties and authorities as well ... Full story

ANSF 4-year development plan to be codified, govt.

Chief Executive Office said that the security challenges were the people main concern, therefore, the National Security Council is now working on Afghan National Security ... Full story

NUG committed to fight corruption

As part of its recent move on fighting corruption and bringing reforms among the government entities, the government of Afghanistan has suspended Razaq Tawhidi, the ... Full story

21m use mobile phones, 140000 organizations access to wired telephones: MCIT

Over Afs 4b revenues collected in 1395 due to 10pc taxes of communication services, said an official of the MoCIT adding that efforts aimed at ... Full story

Establishment, implementation of agro-economic projects to eliminate unemployment

Afghanistan is an agricultural country with suitable climate, rich untouched mines, natural resources for every agricultural products in four seasons. Due to their climate , ... Full story

Establishment, implementation of agro-economic projects to eliminate unemployment

Afghanistan is an agricultural country with suitable climate, rich untouched mines, natural resources for every agricultural products in four seasons. Due to their climate , ... Full story

13th ratification anniversary of constitution marked

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah attended a great ceremony to mark the country’s 13th ... Full story

Cabinet Meeting: Constitution ratification to be lodged in official calendar

KABUL: Chaired by President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the cabinet meeting discussed some key issues on agendas, his office said ... Full story

Herat, Shirkhan Port connection planned

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a meeting with a number of elders and influential figures of Kunduz called ... Full story

Govt. supports any peaceful movement on ensuring peace, CE

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with members of Throughout Council for Eshaqzai Tribe, during which he listened to their demands in the fields ... Full story

Youth House to be built in Takhar, Dr Sadat

KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat, Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy to Youth Affairs met with Takhar governor, Dr. Yasin Zai at his office ... Full story

US outgoing Kerry hails NUG success to go forward

KABUL/WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State, John Kerry hailed the government of national unity to have been going forward and keeping hope alive in Afghanistan, ‘despite ... Full story

President Ghani saddened by great Afghan historian

KABUL: Presidential Press Office in a statement Friday, quoted the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to have been deeply saddened by the death ... Full story

CE discusses Kabul security situation with officials

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met on Tuesday afternoon with security officials and a number of Kabul citizens, during which variety of issues particularly, ... Full story

Dr. Sadat emphasizes on tourism development, increase in revenues

KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat, Acting Minister and Deputy to the Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Information and Culture said the other day that domestic ... Full story

Afghanistan seeks to use

KABUL: The Afghan government has begun efforts to use the opportunities of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Afghanistan submitted its application to join the WTO in ... Full story

Airstrike kills 10 IS loyalists in Nangarhar

JALALABAD: A total of 10 militants loyal to the hardliner Daesh were killed as air forces target the hideouts of the armed outfit in Deh ... Full story

Afghan forces safeguarded territorial integrity in 2016

2016 was a tough fighting year, with the armed oppositions’ efforts to dare any government forces’ harsh counterstrike reactions have gone in vain to even ... Full story

Aschiana helping children build better future

Established in 1995, Aschiana (nest) is a charity foundation strives to provide a safe haven for orphan and street children to learn basic and vocational ... Full story

NATO to continue supporting NUG

NATO would continue supporting NUG in 2017 too, said a NATO representative adding that they would extend their political, economic and financial assistance to ANSF ... Full story

Afghanistan to see more successes in 2017, govt.

2016 had been a year full of ups and downs to Afghanistan and the entire world countries, but officials of the Afghan government said, ‘2017 ... Full story

NPC approves 20 contracts worth 12.5bln afs

KABUL: Chaired by President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurements Commission (NPC) held meeting, in which 20 contracts costing ... Full story

Daikundi problems to be tackled, Danesh

KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh met with Daikundi governor, its people representatives at the National Assembly on Sunday, during which variety of issues were ... Full story

Dr. Sadat asks people to introduce talented youth

KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat, Acting Minister and Deputy to the Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Information and Culture in a meeting with three creative ... Full story

Avenue asked to be named after Nayeb Aminullah Khan Logary

KABUL: In a meeting with the Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy to the Youth Affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat, chief and some members ... Full story

New MoIC Hotels Enterprise Chief introduced

KABUL: Under a decree from the presidential office, new head of the MoIC Hotels Enterprise, Shamsul Haq Mubariz has been introduced during a ceremony held ... Full story

Preparation commission on seminar to commemorate Musa Shafiq’s works meets

KABUL: A meeting was held in the ministry of foreign affairs, with Abdul Kabir Farahi, senior advisor to the ministry on the chair, to get ... Full story

NPC approves 8 contracts worth 7.4 billion Afs

KABUL: The National Procurement Commission (NPC) with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held session here the other day, and was attended by the ... Full story

Donald Trump signs his first executive order

President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order aimed at limiting the "burden" of the Obamacare health law that the incoming US leader has ... Full story

NUG determined to counter corruption, transparency in government institutions, Dr. Abdullah

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Thursday with members of independent joint committee on monitoring and assessing counter corruption effort, discussed and reviewed their ... Full story

Man arrested for transferring illegal money at HKIA

KABUL: Custom officials of Ministry of Finance at Hamed Karzai International Airport (HKIA) arrested a man accused of transferring illegal money. The accused who skillfully wanted ... Full story

Workshop titled ‘responsive budget to gender’ held

KABUL: 7th term of gender workshop titled ‘responsive budget to gender’ was held the other day by directorate of gender for MoIC with technical and ... Full story

Mohammad Rasoul Bawari appointed as deputy minister of culture, art

KABUL: Based on proposal of information and culture ministry and decree of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Mohammad Rasoul Bawari has been appointed as deputy minister ... Full story

Minister Hakimi meets WB country director for Afghanistan

KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Mr. Shubham Chaudhary, director of the World Bank for Afghanistan in his office yesterday. They discussed regarding of Brussels ... Full story

Lower House unanimously approves 2017 national budget

KABUL: Lower House of parliament has unanimously approved the 2017 national budget. Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance praised lawmakers for unanimously approving the budget and asked ... Full story

NUG leaders should exercise commitments

KABUL: Conference for following national unity government’s commitments in connection with standardization of national radio and television and Bakhtar news agency was held yesterday by ... Full story

Dr. Sadat says human trafficking is crime against humanity

 KABUL: For enhancement of awareness level of the people in connection with dangers, challenges and supportive concerns related to human trafficking in Afghanistan, a program ... Full story

Mujahid sacked over controversial remarks

KABUL: Abdul Hakim Mujahid, an adviser to the High Peace Council (HPC) has been dismissed of his position following his recent remarks on the Taliban ... Full story