Sanctions against Taliban

 The Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullahin a meeting with UNSC’ Sanctions Committee here on Sunday, has asked more sanctions on Taliban’s supreme leader MullahHaibatullah and ... Full story

Kabul pre-condition for reopening of Waga Port

 The authorities of government of Afghanistan have proclaimed that this country to join to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in a time that Pakistan to keep ... Full story

Chabahar port agreement & its economic benefits for Afghanistan

 Chabahar port has been finally opened as trade route to Afghanistan and the first shipmen of wheat reached from India to Afghanistan via the respective ... Full story

Parliament not the ground for personal differences

 National Assembly or parliament is the symbol of sovereignty, honor and identity of the country, where the people exercise their will; therefore it should not ... Full story

Turkey resumes mass trial of 221 ‘coup ringleaders’

 Turkey has reopened a mass trial of 221 suspects over their alleged involvement in a failed July 2016 coup against the government of President Recep ... Full story

NPC approves 5 contracts worth 3.3bln Afghanis

  KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission (NPC) held its 121st periodical meeting on Monday, the presidential palace said in ... Full story

Afghanistan should stand on its own, Dr. Abdullah tells CM meeting

 KABUL: Chief Executive (CE) of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah chaired the Council of Ministers’ (CM) meeting here in Sapidar Palace yesterday, a ... Full story

Ferozkoh’s solar power energy project to be approved in upcoming fiscal year, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting with Ghor governor and provincial council chief discussed the ongoing situation in the province, a statement ... Full story

Second VP meets French Council of State’s head

 KABUL: Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh who is in Paris to attend UNESCO leaders Forum, met with French Council of State’s head Jean-Marc Sauvé on ... Full story

FM Rabbani holds courtesy meeting with Finnish new ambassador

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, the minister of foreign affairs held a courtesy meeting with Finnish new ambassador to Kabul at his office on Monday, BNA reported.  At ... Full story

Measures against low quality, counterfeit medicines commendable

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

Afghanistan stability in the benefit of neighboring, regional countries: EU envoy

 EU envoy for Afghanistan considers most important goal of his mission as EU efforts for paving the way of peace in Afghanistan. Addressing a press conference ... Full story

Russia, NATO agreement on ANSF equipment

 Following the meeting of NATO and Russia representatives in Belgium, NATO SG announced that based on available agreement, Moscow must take part in ANSF equipping. ... Full story

Fighting terror needs regional countries’ joint cooperation

 One of Chinese officials has said the world should not ignore Pakistan’s sacrifices in counter terrorism effort. Similar remarks have been continually made by Pakistan ... Full story

Afghan-Pak authorities should tackle trade problems

 Pakistan has reportedly increased taxes on Afghan goods, causing the country’s traders to stop fresh fruits export to the neighboring country. The country’s traders in southern ... Full story

Military intervention in Qatar will cause regional chaos: Emir

 Qatari Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has warned that any military action against the Persian Gulf country will plunge the region into chaos as ... Full story

President Ghani urges Education Ministry to announce 9,000 vacancies for teachers

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the meeting of high council for human resources discussed report of the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) at ... Full story

CE asks Security Council Sanctions Committee to enlist Taliban as terrorist

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, in a meeting with the UN Sanction Committee head, Ghairat Omarov to see Taliban as terrorist group as they ... Full story

FM Rabbani meets UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan

 KABUL: Foreign Minister of the country, Salahuddin Rabbani in a meeting with the UN Secretary-General Special Envoy regarded the UN role effective in Afghanistan, the ... Full story

India kicks off trade to Afghanistan via Chabahar port

 KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj opened the shipment of wheat from India to Afghanistan via video conference ... Full story

Roads nomination commission discusses draft regulation

 KABUL: Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mustafavi, roads nomination commission’s session was held yesterday. In the session, advisor ... Full story

1850 prisoners’ files waiting for final decision

 KABUL: Up to 18, 50 files related to the prisoners of Pul-e-Charkhi jail remained unassessed and waiting for the final decision, said Dr. Zalmai Zabuli ... Full story

Regional consensus needed to fight terrorism, EU

 The European Union will stay in Afghanistan to support the Afghans in ensuring peace and we are not competing with any country, the European Union’s ... Full story

No interference in sport affairs acceptable

 Major achievements and successes in sport affairs have become an antidote to the ethnic and sectarian divisions that Afghans are trying to infuse in this ... Full story

Returning of IDPs to their native places till winter

 The ministry of refugees and repatriates says that till arrival of winter season, the Internal Displaced People to be returned to their native places.  This is ... Full story

Federal Iraqi forces peacefully retake Kurdistan borders after deal with Iraqi Kurds

 Federal Iraqi forces have peacefully taken control of all border crossings ringing the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) following an agreement with Kurdish authorities. A reported ... Full story

President Ghani lauds football champions

 KABUL: In a meeting with Shaheen Asmayee and D Maiwad Atalan football teams, President Ghani congratulated the first team’s championship, the presidential palace said in ... Full story

CE meets Rastaq elders, influential figures

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with a number of Takhar’s Rastaq district Ulama, elders, youth and influential figures, during which he heard their ... Full story

Senators, university lecturers praise Minister Naderi’s efforts for urban development

 KABUL: Minister of Urban Development and Housing, Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi together with senators, deputy ministers and lecturers of Nangarhar University discussed plans on urban ... Full story

2.5 km road to be asphalted in Panjshir

 BAZARAK: asphalting works of 2.5 km roads was started in Panjshir province the other day, Bakhter News Agency (BNA) reported. Head of provincial council of Panjshir ... Full story

Political will available to fight corruption, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting of the rule of law and counter-corruption, said the political will to fight corruption was available, the ... Full story

“New US strategy a game-changer”

 There are unique and close historical ties between Afghanistan and India. The cultural, ethnic and religious connections go back centuries and lend trust and stability ... Full story

Increasing regional cooperation between Afghanistan & India

 President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani paid Tuesday a one-day official visit to India and met with the country’s officials. In meeting with the India External Affairs ... Full story

Information, communications development & challenges in Afghanistan

 In 1972, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to establish the World Development Information Day coinciding with United Nations Day on October 24. The ... Full story

Restoration of peace, stability in Afghanistan requires sincere practical steps: HPC

 Following hue and cries on resuming of peace talks, the HPC authorities said that for restoration of a permanent, reliable peace and stability in Afghanistan ... Full story

President tour to India enjoying special importance

 The authorities in government of Afghanistan proclaimed president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani left here for India and would stay here for two days. According to The Kabul ... Full story

Women’s 80 pc joblessness concerning

 According to the report released by the United Nations Fund for Population Activity (UNFPA), 80 percent of women having no income job. This is in a ... Full story

President Ghani issues decree for soon holding NOC election

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a decree asked for soon and transparent election within the National Olympic Committee for the new ... Full story

Women representatives to attend law committee meetings, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s chief executive has said that women partnership in the political and government structures would increase, his office said the ... Full story

Sweden to continue cooperation with Afghanistan, minister

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with the Swedish Foreign Minister said that the country had provided ... Full story

Workshop on Acquaintance with Work Environment concluded

 KABUL: Acting minister of Information and Culture Associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi at the concluding meeting of the youth training workshop on Acquaintance with work ... Full story

Special envoy assures full EU support to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani met Special Envoy of the European Union to Afghanistan Ronaldo Kobia here ... Full story

Security forces should accurately launch counterinsurgents’ operation

 However the country’s security and defense forces are on alert to foil any malicious plots, but  the security situation is growingly deteriorating, mostly because of ... Full story

New efforts to be made by CIA to hunt Taliban leaders

 The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has decided to expand its new efforts and covert operations in Afghanistan by sending small teams of highly experienced ... Full story

Problems in electoral commissions concerning

 There are many problems in Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC), as its officials are not able to solve them. Officials of the IECC has been ... Full story

Pakistani trucks banned from entering Afghanistan

 Afghanistan government in a decree has banned Pakistani trucks from entering Afghanistan. According to the decree, Pakistani trucks will have to offload their goods and ... Full story

The pain behind the numbers of Afghanistan’s deadly attacks

 KABUL: When I was in Kabul a few days ago I caught up with an old Afghan friend, who remarked that the relentless violence in ... Full story

Afghanistan cricket team to play three match-ODI series against Ireland at Sharjah in December

 KABUL: Afghanistan is all set to take on Ireland in the three-match ODI series at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, beginning December 5. The Sharjah Cricket Stadium ... Full story

Turkey, Greece foreign ministers plan to meet over refugees

 The foreign ministers of Turkey and Greece are expected to meet and discuss a rise in the number of refugees who illegally cross Turkey into ... Full story

Afghanistan, Indian Presidents stress on expansion of cooperation

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with his Indian counterpart President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi. In the meeting attended by high-level delegations of ... Full story

President Ghani meets Indian External Affairs Minister

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Tuesday with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi. Both sides discussed various issues in particular regional issues, ... Full story

Consultative meeting with jihadi, political leaders held

 KABUL: Consultative session with political, jihadi leaders and elders was held Monday evening at presidential palace. In the session attended by a number of political and ... Full story

Counter disaster needs effective & organized work, CE Abdullah

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a ceremony held yesterday on the occasion of International Day for Disaster Reduction said national unity government was ... Full story

MoIC provides awareness program on climate change

 KABUL: The ministry of information and Culture has provided awareness program to prevent dangers of the climate change in the country, Bakhter News Agency reported. Acting ... Full story

Comprehensive approach needed to fight terrorism

 The C.I.A. is expanding its covert operations in Afghanistan, sending small teams of highly experienced officers and contractors alongside Afghan forces to hunt and kill ... Full story

Govt. should execute all Taliban prisoners including Anas Haqqani; Senate

   The senate members criticizing government that why the Taliban prisoners are not executed so far.     They added in reaction with recent terrorist attacks of ... Full story

UN aims to ensure peace, resolve international disputes

 United Nations is an international organization which was established in 1945. The organization was established by 51 countries and has 193 members. Members of the ... Full story

Pakistani rebels involved in recent deadly attacks in Afghanistan

 There were many similarities in recent incidents in the country. This clearly indicates that those bloody terrorist incidents were originated and organized from the same ... Full story

Kabul River cleaning campaign begun

 Nowadays, Kabul residents are witnessed of cleaning Kabul River, where was once a time the sign of city’s beauty. Unfortunately now, Kabul River is a place ... Full story

Kill British Daesh members in Syria to prevent attack on UK: Minister

 British citizens who have headed to Syria to join the Daesh terrorist group should be killed before getting a chance to return home, says a ... Full story

President Ghani welcomes Secretary Tillerson, praises US support to Afghanistan

US to spare no effort in implementation of strategy on Afghanistan, Tillerson ... Full story

President Ghani reviews reforms, management plan in security sector

 KABUL: The leading body of the ministry for mines and petroleum shared the reforms and management plan in mines sector with President Ghani the other ... Full story

CE meets Tajikistan, Australian ambassadors

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with Tajikistan ambassador to Kabul at his office on Monday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported. In the meeting, both ... Full story

UN supports Afghan-led peace process, UNAMA chief

 KABUL: The National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar met Tadamachi Yamamoto, UNAMA’s Chief in Afghanistan here yesterday and both sides discussed quadrilateral peace meeting ... Full story

Foreign investors, merchants to be issued visa on arrival, MoFA statement

 KABUL: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement here yesterday said President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has signed the amendments made to the law on ... Full story

20 ISIS suicide bombers among those killed in US airstrike: Silab Corps

 The Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army in the East has said at least twenty suicide bombers were among the several ISIS militants killed ... Full story

Maulana Samiul Haq vows support for Afghan peace

 The leader of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Maulana Samiul Haq who is also famous the spiritual father of the Taliban, has vowed support to Afghan peace and ... Full story

ICRC committed to cooperation with Afghanistan

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs in a meeting with the chairwoman of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) expressing deep sorrow over ... Full story

‘Terrorism sponsored states to face isolation’

 Delivering remarks at the 12th Silk Road Mayors Forum in Kabul, President Ghani praised the valor and heroism of the Afghan forces in fighting against ... Full story

CIA chief’s new remarks on Pakistan show US further pressure on Islamabad

 CIA Director Mike Pompeo in his recent speech in the Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank in Washington has said the United States would ... Full story

UN solution for decreasing of violence against women

 Head of the UN regional administration of “Asia Oceania”, for women in Afghanistan, Ms. Mevakatu says that comparing other regional countries, the standard of violence ... Full story

Last chance to see Skate Girls of Kabul in Doha

 The internationally acclaimed Skate Girls of Kabul photo series exhibition is concluding on October 21 at QM Gallery Katara, ahead of its international tour. The ... Full story

SDF won’t hand over Raqqah to Syrian government

 A US-backed grouping of militants that calls itself the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says the Syrian city of Raqqah, where Daesh terrorists have recently left, ... Full story

Session to support elections process held

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a meeting was held to support the elections process, the presidential palace said in a statement on ... Full story

President Ghani chairs ‘Supreme Commander of Armed Forces’ meeting

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the Supreme Commander of Armed Forces’ meeting held on Saturday, a presidential palace statement said.  The meeting reviewed the ... Full story

Presidential Palace condemns mosque bombings in Kabul, Ghor

 KABUL: Terrorists have once again committed two separate suicide attacks on mosques in Kabul and Ghor provinces, during which many worshipers have been martyred and ... Full story

UNESCO’s programs in Afghanistan depend on donor’s funding, representative

 KABUL: UNESCO representative in Kabul, Patricia Mc Phillips met second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Daneshhere yesterday, a statement from the second VP office said. The second ... Full story

Afghanistan, Iraq stress enhancing cultural relations

 KABUL: Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Finance, administrative and Tourism, Associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi in a meeting with Iraqi deputy minister of ... Full story

U.S. shutters Special Representative for Afghanistan-Pakistan Office

 KABUL: With the Trump administration’s revised South Asia strategy still in its infancy, the curtain has silently fallen on the office of the Special Representative ... Full story

Suicide attacks sign of Taliban’s defeat in battlefields

 Taliban’s recent attacks in Paktia and Kandahar provinces which resulted to martyring of a number of innocent civilians and our brave security forces, are indeed ... Full story

Western media propagandas in contrary with Afghanistan’s current improvements

 Recently, western media are broadcasting harsh images of the country’s situation, although, Afghanistan has had considerable achievements in different fields over the last years. A ... Full story

Afghanistan’s membership in UNHRC govt. great achievement

 Afghanistan with securing two/third of world countries’ votes in United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has gained the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) membership for the ... Full story

EU adopts strategy on Afghanistan

 EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs today approved a new EU strategy on Afghanistan, reconfirming the EU’s and member states’ long-term commitment to promoting peace, stability ... Full story

Situation changed in the benefit of Afghanistan

 The representatives of Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the USA are negotiating in Muscat, the capital city of Oman about maintaining peace in Afghanistan. The abovementioned countries ... Full story

Poverty, solutions

 25th of Mizan, 17th Oct has been named after World Day of Poverty Eradication. This day was nominated according to UNGA resolution 196/47. 1993 for ... Full story

Education system Needs Urgent Reforms

 Kabul (BNA) President Ghani’s insist on more supervision over educational institutes and universities indicates that the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is seeking to withdraw the ... Full story

South Korea ‘to develop new missile against North’

 South Korea’s military has revealed plans to develop a new surface-to-surface ballistic missile that it says is powerful enough to destroy North Korea’s nuclear and ... Full story

President Ghani Opens ‘12th Silk Road Mayors Meeting’

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghaniinaugurated ‘12th Silk Road Mayors Meeting’ in Arg the other day, his office said in a statement.  The ceremony was attended by ... Full story

President emphasizes listing, preservation of cultural heritage

 KABUL: In a ceremony held at the presidential palace and was attended by a number of culturists, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani handed over a historical ... Full story

President Ghani stresses better telecom services

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with acting minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology as well as with the ministry’s officials, stressed the ... Full story

President Ghani pays tribute to Martyr Abdiani

 KABUL: In a ceremony held at SardarDawoud Khan Hospital, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani paid tribute to Gen. TorialayAbdiani who had been martyred in recent Taliban ... Full story

CE visits Paktia hospital, wishes injured immediate recovery

 GARDEZ CITY: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah went to Gardez city, Paktia province the other day to visitThunder203 Army Corps Hospital to visit those wounded ... Full story

Presidential decrees appoint new NEPA, NPA directors

 KABUL: Based on separate presidential decrees, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani appointed Shahzada Mustafa Zahir as the appointive member of the senate, AjmalMaiwandi as the director ... Full story

VP Danesh promises solutions to Daikundi residents’ problems

 KABUL: A number of Youth Association of Lal-o-Sarjangal district of Daikundi Province here on Thursday called upon the Second Vice President and enumerated a number ... Full story

Exhibition ‘Korea in Afghanistan’ opened in Kabul

 KABUL: The Korean-Afghanistan Friendship Photo exhibition ‘Korea in Afghanistan’ was opened here in Bagh Babur on Wednesday, aiming to feature Korea’s development programs implemented in ... Full story

CPC wise planning led China towards development

 Moderately prosperous society, in the development of socialism with Chinese characteristic within every five years to elect the new leadership, is the main purpose of ... Full story

Efforts should be done for progress in girls’ education

 Education started thriving as of 2001, after the collapse of the Taliban hardliner regime. But, since then, the government and other international donors’ struggle to ... Full story

ARCS week aims to collect aids for miserable & vulnerable citizens

 The last week of Mizan of solar year (third week of October) is marked every year as special week of Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) ... Full story

Implementation of TAPI project brings economic opportunities, regional stability

 TAPI is the abbreviation for a gas transmission pipeline that starts from Turkmenistan, passes through Afghanistan and Pakistan and reaches to India. This project can ... Full story

Russia, EU impose fresh sanctions on North Korea

 On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree for punitive measures against Pyongyang based on a UN Security Council Resolution adopted in December 2016. The ... Full story

President Ghani confers state medal on Lt. Gen. Rosario Castellano

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani conferred Ghazi Mir Bacha Khan state medal on Deputy Commander Resolute Support Lt. Gen. Rosario Castellano in a farewell ceremony ... Full story

Afghanistan, India stress on continued strategic cooperation in various sectors

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his accompanying delegation. In the meeting held at presidential palace, President ... Full story

DAFA head calls on VP Danesh

 KABUL: Head of French Archeology Delegation (DAFA) on Tuesday met with the country’s Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, presenting report about its activities, including publishing ... Full story

Commander in-chief meeting held

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the armed forces supreme command’s session was held Monday evening at presidential palace. In the meeting, the country’s ... Full story

Inadmissible traditions should seriously be fought, Sancharaki

 KABUL: In a ceremony held to appreciate Asar Institution, deputy publication minister of information and culture condemned some Afghan tradition as unacceptable and said there ... Full story

President Ghani slams Paktia, Ghazni terrorist attacks

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned terrorist attacks on Paktia and Ghazni where a number of our countrymen were martyred and injured. In Monday ... Full story

QCG expected to bring Afghanistan closer with neighbors

 There is no other option but to have good relations with the neighboring countries, particularly Pakistan. Afghanistan warmly welcomes any move to help the development ... Full story

Oman meeting different, effective: experts, lawmakers

 Muscat the capital of Oman hosts quadrilateral meeting of the US, China, Afghanistan and Pakistan in which obstacles and challenges ahead of peace talks are ... Full story

Codification of a five years counter drug new national strategy

 The Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics MoCN is working to codify a new counter-narcotics 5 years national strategy with the cooperation of relevant government partners ... Full story

Afghan women handicrafts need govt. support

 Recently, women have achieved much success on handicrafts’ production, but they ask for the government support to further improve their activities. Sana production project chairwoman, Roya ... Full story

Steve McCurry looks war’s victims in the face in Afghanistan

 Could it, at times, be frustrating to have taken one of the world’s most famous photographs? Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl (1984) is, according to the ... Full story

Saudi carpentry workshop fire kills 10 people

 Ten people have died in Saudi Arabia as a fire engulfed a carpentry workshop in the capital Riyadh, the Persian Gulf kingdom's civil defense said. "The ... Full story

NPC approves 10 contracts worth 4.3bln Afghanis

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission (NPC) held session on Monday, his office said in a statement. The meeting approved 10 ... Full story

Improving education quality discussed

 KABUL: Presided over by President Ashraf Ghani, a session was held to improve education quality, the presidential palace said in a statement. Attended by a number ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah inaugurates Laghman’s public library

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah during his visit from Laghman Province here the other day together with deputy minister of culture and acting Minister ... Full story

Food insecurity, malnutrition major challenge, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdulllah addressing aceremony marking the World Food Day and launching of the Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda (AFSeN) in ... Full story

US General praises Afghan Special Forces’ role in war on terror

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met General Raymond A. Thomas commander of U.S. Special OperationsCommand (USSOCOM) here at the Sapidar Palace yesterday, a statement ... Full story

Security forces need more training to thwart more terrorist plots

 Tens of people have been killed and over 350 others wounded when a powerful vehicle bomb hit the country’s capital few months ago. The tragic incident ... Full story

During last 9 months, 2640 civilians lost their lives in Afghanistan, says UN

 UN expressing concern over civilian casualties in war in Afghanistan, once again asks the sides of conflict to observe the rights of civilians. BNA reporting the ... Full story

International White Cane Day: A Day of Independence & Rights of Blinds Not Pity

 The International White Cane Day is marked worldwide on 15 October every year with the mission to further pay attention to blinds and their achievements, ... Full story

Reasons behind increase in militants casualties

 After recent remarks of Afghanistan National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar related to tri-fold increase of terrorists in the past seven years in Afghanistan, a ... Full story

Autumn; the season of cultivation and farmers’ expectations from government

 With the beginning of autumn season especially in the provinces enjoy cold weather, cultivation begins. The farmers make effort before snowfall to cultivate their land. Because, with ... Full story

Russia’s Putin slams hypocrisy, hidden goals in war on terror

 Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized double standards and the use of extremists in the fight against terrorism, calling for joint efforts to eradicate the ... Full story

Strengthening higher education helps stability of Afghanistan, President Ghani

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the first Human Resources meeting at the presidential palace, urging the organs concerned ... Full story

Security situation considerably improved in Laghman, Chief Executive

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a session held yesterday in Mehterlam, capital city of Laghman said demands and suggestions made by local officials ... Full story

Medical society association members call on VP

 KABUL: A number of members of a social association named as medical society called on Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh yesterday. Participants in the meeting by ... Full story

Handicrafts not only economic value, but also an art, Sancharaki

 KABUL: Deputy Minister of Publication for the Ministry of Information and Culture, Fazel Sancharaki in the “Najim Nazifa” Handicrafts exhibition held here in National Gallery, ... Full story

8 Daesh militants killed in Kunar heavy clash

 KAUBL: The country’s security forces have killed 8 militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) and wounded four others, following a clash in eastern province ... Full story

5 terrorists killed in Kunduz

 KUNDUZ: Five armed terrorists have been killed in two districts of Kunduz. According to 209th Shaheen Corps, the terrorists have been killed and three others injured ... Full story

Corruption before development in Afghanistan

 NATO’s Resolute Support (RS) mission in Afghanistan launched an anti-corruption symposium in Herat province on Friday.At the ceremony, the Afghan and foreign officials called on ... Full story

Afghan govt needed to exploit available opportunities

 Following the visit of Pakistan Army Chief to Afghanistan, he invited the Afghan president to visit Pakistan. Talking on Islamabad efforts for improving of its ... Full story

SCO’s Afghanistan Contact Group Meeting held in Moscow

 After a seven-year pause, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) resumed its Afghanistan Contact Group meeting, which was hosted by the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign ... Full story

Climate changes need preventive measures

 Afghanistan has celebrated climate change global week at a time that its consequences have appeared more or less and affected human beings, plants and zoo ... Full story

Iran nuclear deal: Donald Trump 'decertifies' 2015 pact

 US President Donald Trump has refused to certify Iran's compliance with a landmark 2015 deal curtailing Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief.  Trump - ... Full story

President Ghani appreciates World Champion Qaderi

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghaniappreciated Ahmad YasinQaderi, who has recently won the world amateur Body Building and Fitness championship title in Mangolia with cash reward ... Full story

Afghanistan-Britain to bolster ties, special envoy

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with British special envoy on Afghanistan and Pakistan at his office on Saturday, the presidential palace said in a ... Full story

‘‘Armed groups to be suppressed if refuse to join peace process,” CE

 KABUL: In a meeting with central zone elders and influential figures as well as his advisors, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said US new strategy ... Full story

CE meets AFC deputy

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with Asian Football Confederation (AFC) deputy at the Sapidar Palace yesterday, his office said in a statement.  In ... Full story

MoIC, UNESCO sign MoUs to ease cultural cooperation

 KABUL: Prof. Mohammad RasoulBawari, deputy minister of cultural affairs and acting Minister of Information and Culture (MoIC) and UNESCO representative in Kabul Patricia McPhillips signed ... Full story

Mirzayee’s book ‘Media Management in Afghanistan’ unveiled

 KABUL: Abdul Qader Mirzayee, well-known Afghan journalist’s new book entitled ‘Media Management in Afghanistan’ was unveiled here the other day with participation of a number ... Full story

Afghanistan receives AIIB membership certificate

 KABUL: On the sidelines of the World Bank and IMF meetings and on the second day of Minister of Finance’s trip to the Washington D.C., ... Full story

Regional approach for combating terrorism

 Addressing a security seminar of border police unit commanders, National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar said Afghanistan emerged ‘victorious’ on the battle-field and in ... Full story

Regional cooperation needed for counter narcotics in Afghanistan

A two-day conference on narcotics, titled ‘Region Counter Narcotics Senior Experts’ Conference’ was held last Monday in Kabul with participation of prestigious representatives of a ... Full story

Stability of Afghanistan in the benefit of SCO members: Experts, lawmakers

 The meeting of SCO contact group was held in Moscow and discussed Daesh threats, war on extremism and Afghanistan related security, economic issues.  SCO knows well ... Full story

84 pc people drink polluted water

 According to a statement released by Afghanistan Central Statistic Office (SCO) on contaminated potable waters, 84 pc of our people drink contaminated waters. In their conversation ... Full story

Youth & their hidden talents

 A number of Afghan youth enjoys visible talents in different art sections, but due to economic problems, they cannot prove themselves.  In fact, if they try ... Full story

Trump expected to move against Iran nuclear deal

 US President Donald Trump is expected to refuse to certify Iran's compliance with the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, an agreement between world powers and Tehran ... Full story

President Ghani confers high state medal on Chinese outgoing ambassador

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani appreciated China’s Ambassador to Afghanistan by granting him high state medal during a farewell ... Full story

Cabinet meeting approves additional budget

 KABUL: Chaired by the president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the cabinet meeting approved the counter-corruption national strategy and directed the ... Full story

President Ghani urges HPC for creating peace atmosphere

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in a meeting of the High Peace Council (HPC) said the main responsibility of the council was ... Full story

President Ghani’s message on 21st death anniversary of Ayatullah Beheshti

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has condoled in a message the 21st death anniversary of the country’s top scholar and knowledgeable figure Ayatullah Sayed Ali ... Full story

CE meets Zazai Maidan’s elders

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Thursday with a number of Zazii Maidan elders at Sepidar Palace. In the meeting, elders, religious Ulema and youth ... Full story

Provincial commissions on violence against women hold session in Bamyan

 BAMYAN: Scientific session of provincial commissions on violence against women was held with participation of deputy minister of finance and tourism for information and culture ... Full story

Winning elusive peace in Afghanistan

 Afghanistan has made eye-catching progress in every sector since 2001, but the country still remains the regional and global frontline in fight against terrorism, narcotics, ... Full story

NUG making efforts to hold transparent parliamentary elections

 As concerns and criticisms has increased recently over holding parliamentary elections, but national unity government is informing of effort for holding the elections next year. National ... Full story

Successful war on drug needs joint sincere strategy

 A two days meeting of war on drugs was held in Kabul with the participation of senior regional experts from Iran, China, Russia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, ... Full story

Book reading culture increases in Herat

 Reporting on increasing youth number to book reading culture, Herat public library in-charges said that last year, 150000 people had come to the library and ... Full story

Govt should tackle teachers’ problems

 Teacher, this builder of society, burns but illuminates society. But unfortunately in Afghan society, this strata has been facing countless problems. They ask the Afghan ... Full story

N Korea hackers in possession of Washington-Seoul war plan: MP

 A lawmaker in Seoul says North Korean hackers have managed to steal a series of top-secret military documents, including a joint US-South Korean plan for ... Full story

President Ghani stresses on special plan to manage Kabul municipality’s property

 KABUL:  Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the High session of rule of law and counter official corruption council was held Tuesday evening at ... Full story

Kabul University kicks off two key projects worth $60 million

 KABUL: Stone foundation of auditorium and teaching buildings of Kabul University was laid in presence of the country’s chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, officials of ... Full story

Seminar ‘role of Sufism in expansion of Islamic culture’ held in Kabul

 KABUL: International research and scientific seminar titled ‘role of Sufism in expansion of Islamic culture’ was held yesterday in Kabul. The seminar was held by ministry ... Full story

Zakhelwal, Pakistan Education Commission Chief discuss Afghan students’ problems

 KABUL: Afghanistan Ambassador Hazrat Omar Zakhelwal has met Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairman and discussed problems facing Afghan students, in the neighboring country. The ambassador ... Full story

Climate change more dangerous than terrorism, VP Danesh

 Climate changes dangers more than terrorism, VP Danesh KABUL: Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh attended the first ever held conference on the World Week of Climate ... Full story

Pakistan to suffer more insurgency if not ready for peace in Afghanistan

  Pakistan by sending its army chief of staff last week, pledged to do more for peace in Afghanistan Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in ... Full story

SOM increases optimism over Afghanistan future

 After Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) held in Kabul with participation of representatives of more than 40 world countries, experts and civil society representatives in interviews ... Full story

Post plays decisive role in society

Post is the most old and extensive mean of communication among people of the world countries and territories. The developed societies focus profound attention to ... Full story

US politicians, Afghan rulers should not believe in Pakistan despite latest pledge

 The experiences of the last four decades imposed and devastating conflicts in our country and Pakistan double games show that Pakistani rulers have never been ... Full story

More than 3,000 migrants arrested in Libya smuggling hub

 More than 3,000 illegal migrants have been arrested in Libya’s northwestern city of Sabratha, as the country’s unity government authorities push a crackdown on human ... Full story

President Ghani praises Muhib Group for investment in Afghanistan

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, chaired a meeting of the High Economic Council for investment in Afghanistan, his office ... Full story

Taliban have last chance to join peace

 KANDAHAR: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated in handing over ceremony of US made UH – 60 Black Hawk helicopters to Afghan air forces held in ... Full story

CE meets Indian ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with Indian ambassador to Kabul Manpreet Vohra. In the meeting, both sides discussed Afghanistan – India Investment ... Full story

Free modern education centre opens in Kunar

  ASADABAD: A modern educational institute was inaugurated on other day by an NGO to enroll hundreds of poor students for free education in Kunar. The educational ... Full story

Three legislative documents finalized in laws committee’s session

 KABUL: Chaired by Vice President Sarwar Danesh, laws committee’s session was held yesterday. In the session, draft law on sports was discussed by members of ... Full story

Empowering teachers help prevents extremism

 Held annually on 5th October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day is celebrated worldwide and brings together governments, multi- and bilateral organizations, NGOs, private sectors, teachers ... Full story

Kabul to host peace meeting in near future, Afghanistan

 Afghanistan government officials say Kabul is preparing for a big meeting about peace with Taliban and it is determined that the meeting will be held ... Full story

Teachers; builders of tomorrow’s society

 Oct. 5th is the World Day of teacher that celebrated all over the globe. Celebration from the day of teacher in fact is giving worthy to ... Full story

Afghan female journalists attend 14-day workshop in Finland

 A 14-day workshop  was on sep. 10-22 ‘Self-Leadership’ had recently been held by Afghanistan Female Journalists Association led by Shafiqa Habibi in cooperation with hosting ... Full story

US alarmed by China’s increasing global military role: Report

 China’s inauguration of its first military base abroad in Djibouti has raised concerns among US intelligence officials that Beijing’s growing military presence around the world ... Full story

Kandahar University’s students from across Afghanistan sign of national unity, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and his accompanied delegation who traveled to Kandahar for an official visit, were welcomed at the Kandahar International Airport by ... Full story

Afghanistan seeks friendly relations with Iran, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani presided over a session reviewed the activities of the five committees on Afghanistan-Iran cooperation here yesterday, a presidential statement said. The ... Full story

Health sector staffs appreciated

 KABUL: In a special program held at the Sapidar Palace, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah appreciated a number of doctors and health sector staff for their ... Full story

Govt. should be accountable and media professional, VP Danesh

 KABUL: In a three-day national conference to improve awareness in provinces and localities, second vice president Sarwar Danesh said the government was responsible to provide ... Full story

MoUs to ease employment, training opportunities for youth

 KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat, deputy minister on youth affairs of the Ministry of Information and Culture has signed three different Memorandum of Understandings with Rapid ... Full story