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Pakistan taken no step to give up support to terrorists

 US commander Gen.Nicolson has recently emphasized that war situation would change in Afghanistan and he believes that the US new strategy for Afghanistan and troops ... Full story

Afghans welcome Saudi King’s terror eradication offer

 Crown Prince and Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Bin Salman urged a joint and coordinated effort to help eradicate terrorism and extremism in the ... Full story

War wounded increase 21 pc than the past: UN

 The number of war wounded in current year has increased 21 pc, said a OCHA report adding that in current year 64000 people have been ... Full story

Chronologic perspective of Prophet Mohammad’s life

       Mohammad (pbuh) was born in Mecca ( Makkah), Arabia, on Monday, 12 Rabi’ Al-Awal (2 August A.D. 570). His mother, Aminah, was the daughter of ... Full story

Businesswomen, their effective activities in Afghanistan

Currently, a large number of businesswomen are busy in economic activities in different parts of the country and their number is increasing by each passing ... Full story

Using coal stoves badly increases air-pollution in Kabul

 One of shopkeepers of one of coal refinery companies of Kabul city, Shaheen says that after purchasing, his company filter the coal by machine and ... Full story

US tests upgraded Patriot system amid missile standoff with North Korea

 Engaged in a long-running standoff with North Korea over its ballistic missile program, the United States has tested an upgraded version of the Patriot missile ... Full story

Elders seek solutions to all problems through negotiations, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met a number of elders of the southeast provinces here in presidential palace yesterday, a statement said. At the outset, Daud ... Full story

Project to construct 1,000 housing units for ANDSF martyrs’ families opened

 KABUL: A project to construction nearly 1,000 housing units for martyrs’ families of Afghan national defense and security forces’ personnel was opened with speech of ... Full story

VP Danesh, UN envoy discuss holding of elections

 KABUL: The second vice president Mohammad Sarwar Danesh met UN secretary general’s special envoy to AfghanistanTadamichi Yamamoto here in his office yesterday. Both sides discussed holding ... Full story

Prof. Bawari leaves for India

 KABUL: Acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, leading a delegation, left yesterday for India to participate in Afghan-India cultural week. Prof. Bawari, ... Full story

Finance minister meets Badakhshan dignitaries

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met yesterday with dignitaries of Badakhshan’s Jerm district. In the meeting, situation of Jerm district, development projects, delivering better services ... Full story

Youth, sport & journalists key successful part of country, Dr. Sadat

 KABUL: Deputy minister of youth affairs and acting minister of information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat met yesterday with sport journalists federation leading body. In the ... Full story

Institutionalized extremists in Pakistan a threat to region

 The road rallies in Pakistan which were started few days ago, have been vasted and influenced other cities beside Islamabad. It has been said that as ... Full story

Balanced trade: Afghanistan bans Pakistani trucks

 The authorities in Ministry of Transport say that prevention from entrance of Pakistan trucks loaded with Pakistani merchandized in the soil of Afghanistan will be ... Full story

MoPH new strategy to address fake medicines in Afghanistan

 Fake and unlicensed medicines are being delivered illegally by individuals and companies to market and the situation is increasing day by day in the country. ... Full story

People doubt on transparency of upcoming elections

Afghanistan independent elections commission has recently announced that it was fully prepared to hold the parliamentary and district councils elections and technical and operative related ... Full story

Japan donates 17.7 million USD to provide life-saving vaccines for children

 KABUL: Japan has announced the new projects to help eradicate polio and prevent the spread of other deceases in Afghanistan, and to improve the livelihood ... Full story

Commando forces recognized at regional level: MoD

 MoD authorities said that Afghan commando troops have managed to launch successful operations in different conditions and rough terrains and thus have been recognized as ... Full story

Hamas says weapons a 'red line' after talks with Fatah

 The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has refused to be disarmed as part of a recent national reconciliation deal with rival party Fatah, stressing that its ... Full story

NPC approves 10 contracts worth 1.3b Afghanis

 KABUL: The National Procurement Commission with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held its 125th session here yesterday and approved 10 contracts worth 1.3 ... Full story

President emphasized on boosting national export program

 KABUL: The High Economic Council with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held session here yesterday and discussed Bayat Power’s Gas energy and Ghazanfar ... Full story

No one allowed to use ‘Loya Jirga’ for their own interest, Helmand elders

 KABUL: President Ghanimet a number of Helmand elders and influential here yesterday morning, the presidential press office said. According to the statement, the president besides putting ... Full story

CE Abdullah chairs CMs meeting

 KABUL: Chaired by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the Council of Ministers (CMs) held meeting on Monday, his office said in a statement.  At the outset, ... Full story

Draft on ‘Child Literature’s National Association’ statute discussed

 KABUL: In a meeting held by members of Child Literature’s National Association at the ministry of information and culture, the draft on statute for Child ... Full story

MoIC, Citizen Institute sign MoU

 KABUL: Deputy minister of information and culture on publications Fazel Sancharaki signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with head of Citizen Institute Sayed Hameed Hashimi ... Full story

Addressing violence against women should start from families, Dr. Kamal Sadat

 KABUL: Addressing a scientific seminar on elimination of violence against women in Ministry of Information and Culture, deputy minister of youth affairs said the fight ... Full story

Transparency essential in vote of confidence to ministers-designate

 After intense pressure by Parliament and people on cabinet formation and ending the duties of acting ministers, the government introduced new ministers-designate for the ministries ... Full story

Exerting pressure on Islamabad a must

 As it was thought, Islamabad didn’t cooperate in counterterrorism, maintaining peace and stability as well as realization of peace in the region and Afghanistan. Quoting from ... Full story

Indonesia trying to organize ulema conference on Afghanistan

 Indonesia has pledged to facilitate an ulema conference through which general consensus is created among Muslim ulema in the world and region for peace and ... Full story

NSA attends 5th meeting of CIS Security Council secretaries in Moscow

 The fifth annual meeting of Secretaries of the Security Councils of the CIS member states was held last week in Moscow with participation of Afghanistan ... Full story

Maidan Wardak’s historical sites, monuments need serious attention

 Maidan Wardak is a province, where enjoy 46 historical sites that need repairing and protection.  Head of Maidan Wardak information and culture directorate Mohammad Awrang told ... Full story

Ministry of Finance, ADB sign agreement on first solar power plant

 KABUL: Minister of Finance EklilHakimi, Samuel Tumiwa, CEO of the Asian Development Bank signed a $44.76 million grant agreement to build the first solar power ... Full story

Can Saudi Arabia's economic reforms succeed?

 Reforms spearheaded by Saudi Arabia's crown prince may be insufficient to wean the economy from its addiction to oil and create a thriving private sector ... Full story

“Our ports should be changed to key source of revenue,” President Ghani

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the high urban development council’s session was held yesterday at presidential palace. In the session, Hairatan port development ... Full story

President Ghani meets Faryab elders

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with a number of elders of Khairabad village of Faryab’s Dawlatabad district. In the meeting held at presidential palace, ... Full story

President Ghani saddened by casualties caused due to fire in Georgia

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has expressed sadness over the loss of lives in a fire in Leogrand Hotel of Georgia’s Batumi city. In a statement ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah chairs High Council of Prisons session

 KABUL: High Council of Prisons with Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah held session here at Sapidar Palace yesterday, the Chief Executive Press office said in ... Full story

High Council on Scientific & Cultural Affairs to be soon started, VP Danesh

 KABUL: The chairman and members of the association for the private universities and the institute of higher educations called upon the second vice president Mohammad ... Full story

Coordinated actions needed to eliminate violence against women, Prof. Bawari

 KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture celebrated the International Day on Elimination of Violence against Women here yesterday at the ministry’s press hall, BNA reported. Addressing ... Full story

India assists $2.87 million for restoration of 350 Mili Buses

 KABUL:  The Government of India has agreed to provide financial assistance of US$ 2.87 million to theMinistry of Transport of Afghanistan to   procure   spare   parts  ... Full story

Journalists appreciated

 KABUL: In 4th consultative session titled ‘water journalism in Afghanistan’ held yesterday, a number of journalists who have paid attention to sound management of the ... Full story

US, int’l community’s war on terror effort a must

 US president Donald Trump thanked his country’s troops for their services, assuring them “we’re really winning” the war in Afghanistan. Trump told deployed military members ... Full story

Female journalists call on elimination of violence against women

 The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is marked every year by the United Nations on 25 November, represents that start of ... Full story

Transparency needed in WG’s vote of confidence

 Nominee ministers of those ministries that were ruled by acting ministers were introduced to the house to get vote of confidence. Over eleven candidates would ... Full story

Repatriation decreased by 50 pc: MoRR

 The Afghan Ministry of Refugees and Repatriates said that repatriation of refugees from foreign countries has decreased 50 pc in current year. In an interview with ... Full story

Afghan 2018 APL to be held in UAE

 Addressing a press conference here in Kabul on Friday CEO of cricket Board Shafiq Stanekzay said, “Afghan Cricket Premier League would have no difference from ... Full story

Promoting political culture and creating a dynamic political community in Afghanistan

 It is essential that political culture must be institutionalized. Since political culture plays an essential role in raising political awareness and political knowledge of the ... Full story

President Ghani’s message on Int’l Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

 However, the human civilization has achieved visible achievements, but still inhuman phenomenon of violence against women has not been eliminated, the president said in a ... Full story

President Ghani denounces Egypt mosque attack

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday vehemently denounced a deadly attack on a mosque in Egypt. In presidential statement, President Ghani said Afghan government condemned ... Full story

Fatal mosque attack shows Egypt failure to secure Sinai: Analyst

 Nearly 240 worshipers were killed and over 130 others wounded in a bomb and gun assault that targeted a packed mosque in Egypt’s militancy-riddled Sinai ... Full story

Women’s current situation need basic change: Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: The Chief Executive of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah participated the event commemorating the international day of violence against women with theme ... Full story

VP Danesh introduces 12 cabinet picks to house

 KABUL: Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh introduced 12 ministerial nominees to Wolesi Jirga for vote of confidence, Bakhtar New Agency (BNA) reported on Saturday.  Considering the ... Full story

First session on ‘Int’l Silk Route Seminar’ held

 KABUL: Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, the first session on ‘Silk Route International Importance Seminar’ held on Saturday, ... Full story

MoIC supports free flow of information, Sancharaki

 KABUL: In a meeting with members of the commission on evaluation of foreign books here yesterday, deputy minister of publication Fazil Sancharaki said Ministry of ... Full story

“No one allowed to bring disunity among tribes,” President Ghani

 KABUL: The Supreme Commander of Armed Forces’ meeting held here on Thursday with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair and discussed the issue of ... Full story

President Ghani offers condolences to Iran over deadly earthquake

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani extended condolences and sympathy of the Afghan nation and government over human losses and ... Full story

Insecurity main concern for Afghan journalists

 Physical insecurity is one of the main problems of Afghanistan journalists that has jeopardized freedom of speech and 16 years government achievements. No doubt, the Afghan ... Full story

Ending violence against women

 Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in today’s world.Such violence impacts and impedes progress ... Full story

Illiteracy, addiction, insecurity & impunity all reasons for violence against women

 Violence against women is one of important social levers that forcibly put women under the hand of men as women do not fully enjoy human ... Full story

Importance of Lapis Lazuli road for Afghanistan and regional countries

 An agreement in the name of “Lapis Lazuli Road” signed last week by foreign ministers of Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia in the session ... Full story

Badghis historical sites need to be repaired

 Badghis is one of the provinces, where is rich of ancient sites, historical relics and monuments, most of which need to be repaired.  In a telephone ... Full story

AWCPO holds training workshops on literacy, tailoring for women

 KABUL: A five months training workshop on literacy and tailoring by the Afghan Women Coordination and Promotion Organization (AWCPO) held in the 12th police district ... Full story

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe president

 Harare, Zimbabwe - Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as president of Zimbabwe, marking the end of Robert Mugabe's 37-year reign over the country. Tens of ... Full story

President Ghani praises Bosnia’s support to Afghanistan

 KABUL: President Ghani met Bosnia Herzegovina head of presidential council, who came to Kabul leading a high ranking delegation here the other day, the presidential ... Full story

Political support existed for education sector, President Ghani

 KABUL: The Human Forces’ High Council meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair continued to discuss reformation in education sector, a statement from ... Full story

NUG high-level delegation visiting US, Canada returns home

 KABUL: Led by chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the National Unity Government (NUG) high-level delegation has returned home after an official visit to United States ... Full story

Prof. Bawari inquires health condition of Bakhtani Khedmatgar

 KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari looked after Abdullah Bakhtani Khedmatgar, former member of Afghanistan Sciences Academy in NDS hospital ... Full story

Indonesia to organize Ulema Conference on Afghanistan

 KABUL: The High Peace Council delegation with Karim Khalili on the lead met Indonesian Vice President Mohamamd Jusuf Kalla here on Wednesday, the HPC press ... Full story

New acting minister of higher education introduced

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed Dr. Najibullah  Khwaja Umari as acting higher education minister following the resignation of Abdul Latif Roshan. In line with ... Full story

“Afghanistan owns rich cultural heritage,” Sancharaki

 KABUL: Deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture Fazil Sancharaki participated in scientific and research seminar titled ‘Nooristan historic cultural mixes’.  In the ... Full story

Chief Executive stresses on stability & counter-terrorism effort in Afghanistan

 Chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s visit to the US occurred after US new strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia towards further expansion of relations and ... Full story

Sustainable power outages concerning

 Complaining on recent power outages in the capital Kabul, a number of citizens said Breshna Company didn’t really pay attention in the respect.  A number ... Full story

Indonesia’s experience hoping to help Afghanistan reach peace

 Media reported that Indonesian President Joko Widodo has assured the country’s visiting High Peace Council (HPC) delegation to do his best in Afghanistan peace talks. He ... Full story

NATO targets drugs production labs

 Simultaneous with the kicking off of the first air operations of NATO forces for elimination of income sources of terrorists, particularly drugs processing and production ... Full story

Family life education helps school children grow up strong, decisive adults

 The Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) with technical and financial support from UNFPA– the United Nations Population Fund handed over Family Life Education material ... Full story

Safety of children, safety of future

 Afghanistan has celebrated the international day of children at a time that our children and babies living in a tragic condition and their life is ... Full story

Kremlin: Russia’s Putin hosts Syria’s Assad for talks

 Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad for talks at which the two men agreed that the focus in the Syrian conflict was ... Full story

NPC approves 10 contracts worth 2.4 billion afghanis

 KABUL: Presided over by Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the National Procurements Commission (NPC) approved 10 contracts costing 2.4 ... Full story

“We are not dealing with one, but several terror outfits,” Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: The country’s Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, addressing the UN General Assembly on Monday said that his country would never allow its ties with ... Full story

National Environment Admin Chief introduced

 KABUL: Second Vice-President, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh in a ceremony attended by some cabinet members, members of parliament, heads and deputy ministers of government institutions introduced ... Full story

Media high council acting based on law, Sancharaki

 KABUL: Deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture Fazil Sancharaki in media high council’s session said the council would act based on law. In ... Full story

30 transformers to be installed in Kabul

 KABUL: Da Afghanistan Breshna Sharkat (DABS) has signed a contract for installation of more 30 transformers in Kabul city to cut down electricity load-shedding in ... Full story

Population statistic delegation to leave for Jeddah

 KABUL: Dr. Nasir Ahmad Andisha, deputy to the admin and resource and acting foreign minister of the country met the other day with the 14 ... Full story

Ceasing cross-border shelling a must

 As per the media reports, the Pakistani military has fired thousands of artillery shells into bordering districts of Kunar province from across the Durand Line ... Full story

China wants better relations between Kabul & Islamabad

 Officials for Chinese ministry of foreign affairs say China is making effort to improve relations between Kabul and Islamabad as better relations between the two ... Full story

Senate approves presidential legislative decree on population registration law

 Afghanistan Senate (Mishrano Jirga) has approved presidential legislative decree on population registration law in which nationality and ethnicity information is included in electronic tazkiras.  According to ... Full story

Negative competitions among women

In a patriarchal society where lacks culture and is full of violations, needs to do much to beautify the cities and roads. Four decades of conflicts ... Full story

Hike of fuel prices concerning

 Complaining on increasing prices, a number of Kabul residents told The Kabul Times that each year, when the winter arrives, they face hike of fuel ... Full story

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says ‘illegal immigrants spreading terrorism’

 Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has come under global scrutiny for backing an ethnic cleansing campaign against the country’s unwanted Muslim population, has ... Full story

France to continue cooperation with Afghanistan, FM

 KABUL: President Ghani met with French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian at his office on Monday, the presidential palace said in a statement. Both sides exchanged ... Full story

German envoy reiterates full support to Afghanistan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Marcos Putzel, German special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan here at the presidential palace, a statement from the president ... Full story

President Ghani visits Shamshad TV network

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani paid a visit to Shamshad television network, during which he met a number of ... Full story

Women journalists’ number decreasing, CPAWJ

 KABUL: A session on women’s situation in Afghanistan media was held here in Kabul by the Afghanistan Center for Protection of Afghan Women Journalists, BNA ... Full story

Interns receive certificates

 KABUL: 80 interns who were students of accounting and business administration institutes received certificates on Monday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported. The students had spent two ... Full story

Presidential statement on destruction of drug labs

 KABUL: There is a need for serious fight on narcotics’ processing, production and trafficking, a phenomenon which is considered to be the main source of ... Full story

MoIC holds mass wedding ceremony in Bamyan

 KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture in close coordination with Bamyan local officials organized a mass wedding ceremony for around 37 couples here on Sunday, ... Full story

Minister Hakimi, Helmand governor discuss development projects

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Hayatullah Hayat, governor of Helmand province here yesterday in his office, a statement from ministry of finance said. In ... Full story

People cooperation can encourage domestic products

 President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a meeting marking the 4th National Urban Conference said that unfavorable trade balance was ... Full story

Chief Executive, US officials discuss Afghanistan political & security situations

 Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan during his visit to the US met last Friday evening with US Vice President ... Full story

Capable election commission can solve existed challenges

 Kabul (BNA)holding election next year, is a national program and considers a firm step toward settling the current crisis of the country. Achieving this noble ... Full story

Supporting terrorists in no one’s benefit: MoD

 Addressing a joint press conference in Kabul, talking on the 13 pc increase of insurgents  attacks, MoD and MoI spokesmen emphasized that support of terrorist ... Full story

Portraitist carpet by Afghan artists

 The art of carpet weaving has made remarkable progress in recent years in Afghanistan and numerous carpet weavers have been trained in this field as ... Full story

Afghanistan thrash Pakistan to win U-19 Asia Cup

 Afghanistan defeated Pakistan Sunday, winning their first under-19 cricket Asia Cup final in Kuala Lumpur, offering a rare opportunity for celebrations in a country desperate ... Full story

Syrian army recaptures 80% of last Daesh bastion: Monitor

 Syria’s Army and its allies have seized more than 80 percent of Daesh’s last stronghold in the country, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ... Full story

Contracts for Sheberghan – Dasht-e-Alwan, Andkhoy power projects signed

 KABUL: Contracts for Sheberghan – Dasht-e-Alwan and Sheberghan – Andkhoy power project were signed in presence of President Ghani between Da Afghanistan Breshna Sharkat (DABS) ... Full story

President Ghani appreciates efforts of young inventors

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met a number of young inventors here at the presidential palace yesterday, a statement said. The meeting which was also attended ... Full story

“Kohzad is one of the key figures of Afghanistan’s history,” President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani addressed the international academic and research seminar, commemorating the country’s great historian and archaeologist Ahmad Ali Kohzad here yesterday morning ... Full story

Halifax Int’l Security Forum: Dr. Abdullah says nation-building was Afghan people, government’s responsibility

 KABUL:  Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah addressing the Halifax International Security Forum, said despite support to terrorists, Afghan security forces could defeat them in ongoing ... Full story

NATO S.G praises ANSFs’ bravery in war on terror

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah who is in Canada for Halifax International Security Forum, held meetings with NATO Secretary General Jean Stoltenberg and Canadian ... Full story

Road nominating commission holds session

 KABUL: Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, roads nomination commission’s session was held yesterday. In the session, the nomination process ... Full story

Prof. Bawari hears calligraphers’ association demands

 KABUL: Acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari in a meeting with leading body o f Afghanistan Calligraphers Association heard their demands ... Full story

Paktia resident submits historic relic to Prof. Bawari

 KABUL: Habib Noori, a resident of Paktia, has submitted a historic relic to acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari.  The historic relic ... Full story

Lapis Lazuli road a new trade-transit opportunity

 During the seventh meeting of RECCA, a final agreement was signed among Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Georgian, Azerbaijan and Turkey and practical ground of exploitation of this ... Full story

Afghanistan included in list of warring states, OCHA

 Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says increasing armed disputes and war in Afghanistan has caused that the country is re-included among warring ... Full story

Three provinces join opium producers in Afghanistan

 The Afghan MoCN has announced that poppy cultivation and drug production has remarkably increased in Afghanistan than the last years, addressing a press conference in ... Full story

Fluctuating opium production

 Opium production, though fluctuating, has almost doubled this year compared to 2016, where areas that are under poppy cultivation rose by 63 percent, according to ... Full story

Russia and China: From ideological confrontation to strategic convergence?

 The Cold War, as a hottest ideological struggle of the twenty-first century, has had profound effects on relations between the countries of the world. The ... Full story

Challenges and problems before private higher education students

 Like other sectors, the vocational and higher education were always in monopoly of government. Representing the government of Afghanistan, the ministry of higher education and universities ... Full story

AIHRC holds workshop for journalists

 A three-day workshop was held by Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) for a number of journalists working in government and private media organizations.  According to ... Full story

NATO warns of military, economy power shift to China, Russia

 A top commander of the NATO military alliance has highlighted a shift in global economic and military power from the West to other countries, particularly ... Full story

Special Court to address land-grabbing cases, President Ghani

KABUL: The ‘4th National Urban Conference’ opened with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s remarks here at the presidential palace yesterday morning. Addressing the conference, President Ghani said ... Full story

President Ghani praises Zabul elders’ stance against terrorists

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghanimet with a number of Zabul elders who brought messages of peace with themselves here at the presidential palace yesterday, a ... Full story

Mike Pence assures full support to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Chief Executive of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met US Vice President Mike Pence here on Friday and discussed the current political ... Full story

MoIC condoles martyrdom of Hussain Nazari

 KABUL: Nowadays, the Afghan nation and media personnel are mourning the martyrdom of their dear ones, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported on Saturday.  Expressing its condolences ... Full story

Minister Hakimi, Iranian ambassador discuss bilateral cooperation

 KABUL: Minister of Finance EklilHakimimet Muhammad Reza Bahrami, ambassador of republic of Iran to Afghanistan here in his office yesterday, a statement from the ministry ... Full story

Afghans optimistic on country’s future, Asia Foundation

 Asia Foundation has recently released its 13th annual survey on Afghanistan’s changes and people views. Based on this, 32.8% of Afghans say the country is moving ... Full story

Herat minarets require serious attention

 Up on every visitor’s arrival into the city of Herat, before everything his/her attention is directly focused to high towers which their architecture and construction ... Full story

Conditional US aids to Pakistan based on new strategy

 Based on US Congress decision, the US Secretary of Defense James Mattis was expected to prove how Washington previous financial assistance to Pakistan had been? ... Full story

Terrorists’ safe sanctuaries a major threat to Afghanistan

 The Taliban, the so-called IS militants and other insurgents continue to pose an imminent threat not only to Afghan government and people, but also to ... Full story

China, Russia to hold simulated anti-missile drills in Beijing

 The Chinese and Russian militaries are preparing to hold joint computer-assisted anti-missile drills in what is said to be a response to the deployment of ... Full story

Cabinet principally approves draft on revision of population number

 KABUL: The Cabinet Meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held session here on Wednesday Nov 15, 2017, a statement from the presidential ... Full story

Policemen among dozens martyred in Kabul suicide attack

Terrorists won’t reach their vicious goals, NUG leaders ... Full story

Provincial education departments must be apolitical, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the Human Forces’ High Council here at the presidential palace on Thursday Nov 16, 2017, a statement from the ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah, Mattis discuss Afghanistan security, international commitments

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met US Defense Secretary James during his US tour here the other day, the CE press office said in ... Full story

US stresses holding of fair & transparent elections

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah in a meeting with US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Ms. Alice Wells in ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah meets Afghan diplomats in Washington

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with Afghanistan Embassy’s diplomats in Washington, his office said in a statement.  The meeting held at Afghanistan Embassy ... Full story

Minister Hakimi meets Chinese charge d’affairs

 KABUL: Minister of Finance EklilHakimi, met Zhang Zhixin, Charge d’Affairs of People’s Republic of China Embassy to Afghanistan here the other day, the ministry said ... Full story

Traditional games should be introduced as people’s culture, PEI

KABUL: Head and members of Physical Education Institute (PEI) of the ministry for education asked acting minister of information and culture to introduce traditional games ... Full story

MoIC condoles death of Farouq Faizi

 KABUL: Regretfully, I got informed that a well-known journalist, Farouq Faizi had passed away, acting minister of information and culture, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari said ... Full story

Kabul to host ‘4th National Urban Conference’ today

 KABUL: The 4th National Urban Conference, aiming to establish coordination among academic and executive bodies, using experiences of the experts, mangers and urban planners to ... Full story

Freedom of expression Afghanistan’s great achievement

 In a recently UNESCO organized meeting in Paris, the situation of worldwide freedom of speech had been discussed, with Afghanistan securing green place. Media in Afghanistan, ... Full story

RECCA VII & new commitments for Afghanistan

 The Seventh Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA VII), which was organized by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in collaboration with Turkmen Foreign ... Full story

Air strikes, special operations decreasing security threats, MoD

 Officials in Ministry of National Defense (MoD) say currently security threats have decreased in most of provinces and districts in the country due to launching ... Full story

Afghans want peace

 With barbaric attack on Shamshad TV, the Daesh terrorist grouping once more showed their black and ugly face that caused the wrath and indignation of ... Full story

Afghanistan refugees’ residence to be legalized in Iran, Pakistan

 In a workshop held recently, minister of refugees and repatriations, SayedHussainAlimiBalkhi said the number of Afghan refugees in foreign countries reaches to 5.5 million. He added ... Full story

3rd National Saffron Flower Festival held in Herat

 Third National Saffron Flower Festival held in Herat while harvestingof this valuable plant has increased by two tons in the province.  During the festival, saffron farmers ... Full story

23 EU members agree to establish new military union

 Twenty three countries from the 28-member European Union (EU) have signed a pact to fund and develop a new military union, an idea that the ... Full story

High Urban Development Council emphasizes on standard construction projects

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, High Urban Development Council emphasized on quality and standard construction projects in the country, a statement from the ... Full story

CE leaves for US, Canada

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, accompanied by a higAh-ranking delegation, has left for US and Canada yesterday. During his visit, the country’s chief executive and ... Full story

VP Danesh receives some elders of Dykundi’s Mir Omor district

 KABUL: Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh in a meeting with a number of elders of Mir Omor district of central Dykundi province, promised to do ... Full story

500 representatives attend in RECCA conference

 ASHGABAT - The first day of the 7thmeeting of Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA) was inaugurated yesterday in the capital of Turkmenistan. The first ... Full story

Families should be aware of food immunity, Mustafavi

 KABUL: A technical public awareness group of national nutrition and food immunity agenda held yesterday session in ministry of information and culture.  National agenda of ... Full story

MoIC signs MoU with Mashal University

 KABUL: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) and Mashal University to cover ten more ministry’s staff ... Full story

Art, culture competition winners awarded

 KABUL: winners of the art and culture competitions were awarded in a ceremony held by the ministry of information and culture, BNA said Tuesday. According to ... Full story

Afghanistan’s divergence of trade avoids dependency to Pakistan

 In the past few years the rise of political tensions between Afghanistan and its eastern neighbor, Pakistan has negatively affected trade relations of the two ... Full story

Targeting terrorist safe havens to put positive impacts on counter terrorism effort

 Based on a new report in connection with war on terrorism, US President Donald Trump has allowed American troops in Afghanistan to take part in ... Full story

NATO additional deployment a response to Afghanistan need

 The NATO defense ministers have recently decided to send 3000 extra troops to Afghanistan to train and advise Afghan air forces, commando, ANCOP and border ... Full story

New code of conduct makes process of relevant cases easier

 The enforcement of the new penal code, without doubt is one of the achievements of the government in legislation field in the country. BNA analyst ... Full story

350 km streets, roads concreted: Kabul Municipality

 Since over fourteen months of Kabul municipality taking over of new leadership, achievements have been unprecedented in the last 16 years. According to Kabul Municipality (KM) ... Full story

Govt. decisive to fight corruption

 Corruption is a phenomenon which has caused to create obstacles before the country’s development. Therefore, all national and international organizations should be mobilized to uproot ... Full story

Strong earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border, kills 339

 A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake has hit the border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 339 people, almost all of them in Iran. The epicenter ... Full story

Interference in judicial affairs not tolerable, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani addressing the closing ceremony of the fifth attorneys’ country-wide conference here in Kabul the other day said Attorneys were the ... Full story

President Ghani chairs HEC meeting

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the High Economic Council (HEC) held meeting at the presidential palace on Monday. The meeting discussed the procedure ... Full story

NPC approves 8 contracts worth 2bln Afghani

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission (NPC) held meeting at the presidential palace yesterday, the president press office said in ... Full story

Czech Republic to revive Herat’s cement factory, Kabul urban transport

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdulalh met Petr Štìpánek, newly appointed Czech Republic ambassador to Kabul here on Sunday, the CE press office said. The Czech ... Full story

NSA praises outgoing US special Charge de affairs’ efforts in Afghanistan

 KABUL: National Security Adviser (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar met US Special Charge de Affairs Hugo Llorens here the other day, a statement from NSA office ... Full story

Painting exhibition held

 KABUL: Acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari inaugurated a painting exhibition in National Gallery yesterday, Bakher News Agency (BNA) reported. In the ... Full story

Minister Rabbani meets USIP vice president for Asian programs

 KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met Andrew Wilder, the vice president of Asia programs for US Institute for Peace (USIP) here yesterday in ... Full story

Media should work on national unity, Khost elders

 KABUL: In a meeting with acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, a number of influential figures, elders and representatives of Khost ... Full story

Capital security urgent need

 The country’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) has recently detained a 14 member group of kidnappers in the capital Kabul, where the ordinary citizens and ... Full story

Conference on Security & Sustainable Development insists on peace & joint counter terrorism effort in region

 International Conference on Security and Sustainable Development in Central Asia was held in Samarkand on November 10 – 11 with participation of foreign affairs ministers ... Full story

Next year’s budget should pay more attention towards energy, water, agriculture & resources

 A Kabul University lecturer, Ustad Saifuddin Saihoon in connection with budget of 1397 solar year that recently presented to senate by ministry of finance, in ... Full story

Fire extinguishers should be installed in commercial buildings, houses

 The constructions which were built in the past, lacked every essential and emergency fire extinguishing facilities. The new leadership of Kabul Municipality has recently codified ... Full story

Hariri 'held for refusing to confront Hezbollah'

 From the moment Saad al-Hariri's plane touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday November 3, he was in for a surprise. There was no line-up of ... Full story

President Ghani confers medal on US outgoing Charge d’affaires

 KABUL: Praising his hard work during his duty in Afghanistan, the country’s president, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani conferred medal on the outgoing US Charge d’affair, Hugo ... Full story

Appointments have been based on eligibility, President Ghani

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in a meeting with the Uzbek and Turkmen tribes elders, here at the Presidential Palace said that ... Full story

Chief Executive meets Ghazni elders

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive met yesterday with a number of elders, influenced figures and youth of Nawar district of Ghazni. In the meeting, elders ... Full story

Afghan-Iran Transport Committee to meet soon

 KABUL: Afghanistan Acting Foreign Minister, Salahuddin Rabbani in a meeting with the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Reza Bahrami to Kabul, discussed ... Full story

Thousands CC of blood donated to security forces

 KABUL: Leading body and employees of ministry of information and culture donated yesterday 27,000 CC of their blood for the country’s defense and security forces. While ... Full story

Prof. Bawari seeks expansion of relations with Japan cultural resources

 KABUL: Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, Acting Minister of Information and Culture met yesterday with Prof. Khalid Reshad, coordinator of Japan aids for Afghanistan. In the meeting, ... Full story

Regional approach to stability in Afghanistan

 Afghanistan’s approach to peace talks with the Taliban requires a new strategy that includes a regional approach, the involvement of the international community, and the ... Full story

Holding exhibitions to help improve handicrafts

 Calling holding exhibitions an effective way to improve their works, a number of craftsmen asked the ministry of commerce and industries to annually hold domestic ... Full story

MoD welcomes NATO’s decision to send more troops to Afghanistan

 In NATO defense minister’s meeting held in Brussels Tuesday, NATO decided to send 3,000 troops to Afghanistan. Officials for Afghanistan defense ministry have welcomed NATO’s ... Full story