China can play constructive role in improving Afghan-Pak ties

 Following holding trilateral meeting between China, Afghanistan and Pakistan, the experts and lawmakers during an interview with The Kabul Times reporter  said the move was ... Full story

Afghanistan optimistic on regional consensus in fighting terrorism

 Last week, the Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that his country is ready to cooperate with U.S. in fighting terrorism in Afghanistan. The Russian president’s stance ... Full story

CPEC to include Afghan-Pak transit trade

 Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) has said that, the recent move by the business leaders to include Afghanistan-Pakistan transit trade in the ... Full story

World reacts to Kabul’s recent suicide attack

 Afghanistan Ministry of Interior (MoI) says A suicide bomber Thursday on a cultural center in west of Kabul martyred 50 people and injured 84 others. ... Full story

Insecurity main reason behind decreasing number of female journalists, Nikzad

 Farida Nikzad, director of the Center for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists (CPAWJ) in an interview with The Kabul Times correspondent considered war and ... Full story

Growing youth unemployment requires urgent attention

 Afghanistan has been involved in devastating conflicts since almost forty years and due to this reason, large number of youth and teenagers have remained deprive ... Full story

Ups & downs of cinema in Afghanistan

 Filmmaking in our country goes back to 1965 and a number of cinematographers and enthusiasts of the world of picture and motion, made the first ... Full story

Putin says Russia will continue to defend Syria

 Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow will continue to assist Syria in protecting the Arab country’s sovereignty. The Kremlin said on Saturday that Putin had conveyed ... Full story

Meeting on implementation of northeast power network system held

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a meeting to review the implementation process of northeast power national network system was held at the president ... Full story

President Ghani assures support to young entrepreneurs

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met a young entrepreneur Mirwais Arya here at the presidential palace, the palace press office said yesterday. Mirwais Arya briefed the ... Full story

Minister Hakimi briefs MPs on national budget

 KABUL:Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance and Karim Baaz, Deputy Minister of State for Parliamentary affairs participated in Wolesi Jirga’sgeneral session and briefed about the considerations ... Full story

New agreement signed to enhance UN support for Afghan elections

 KABUL: The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) announced that at the second project board meeting to support parliamentary elections, a new agreement was signed ... Full story

More than 40 women joined police forces in Ghazni

 GHAZNI: 43 female police have been graduated from Ghazni Police Training Center, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported. The role of female police officers was important to ... Full story

Younus; a prominent singer passes away

 KABUL: Younus a well-known singer had passed away in Australia aged 76, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported on Saturday. Younus was the first Afghan amateur singer ... Full story

61 Taliban militants killed across Afghanistan: MoD

 KABUL: In last 24 hours Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) killed 61 Taliban militants, including 9 so-called IS fighters, wounding 26 and detaining11 ... Full story

Construction of dams, electricity generation to improve people’s life

 If we profoundly discuss water management in the last century, we obtain that the plenty waters of our country and its fertile land have been ... Full story

Situation of vendors in Kabul city

A number of workers and vendors along the city roads in a conversation with the Kabul Times reporter expressed concern over poor condition of work ... Full story

Kabul’s Bala Hissar a historical fort

 This fortification or castle with strategic content and importance in Afghanistan, belonging to pre-Islamic era. This castle which is also known to old castle or ... Full story

Terrorists’ inhuman act won’t affect our progress

 Thursday’s suicide attack in a cultural center was yet another reminder of how deadly the war has become for ordinary Afghan civilians and how the ... Full story

Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on anti-terror cooperation, ask Taliban to join peace process

 In trilateral meeting held Tuesday in Beijing with participation of Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani, Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi and Pakistan Foreign ... Full story

No regional interaction, balance possible without maintaining security in Afghanistan, Liwal

 After trilateral meeting held Tuesday in Beijing with participation of foreign ministers of Afghanistan, Pakistan and China, Deputy Minister of Border and Tribal Affairs Ghafoor ... Full story

Syria advances in Idlib as evacuations continue in Eastern Ghouta

 Evacuations continue of critically-ill patients out of an area to the east of the Syrian capital, Damascus, as the Syrian army has made new advancements ... Full story

Cabinet holds session, discusses key issues on agenda

 KABUL: Chaired by President Ashraf Ghani, the cabinet held session the other day, the presidential palace said in a statement. According to agenda, deputy of coordination ... Full story

President Ghani termed Afghanistan-US Partnership Agreement as positive

 KABUL:The executive committee meeting of Afghanistan-US Strategic Partnership Agreement led by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani was held in the presidential palace (ARG) here the other ... Full story

We have firm determination for peace: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met hundreds of religious scholars from all over the country, who were invited by the High Peace Council (HPC) for ... Full story

Development package considered for Faryab Province: President Ghani

 KABUL; President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with a number of tribal elders and influential of Faryab province on Thursday, the presidential palace said in a ... Full story

CE Abdullah denounces Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

 KABUL: As Wednesday (December 27, 2017) was the 38 anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Chief Executive Office (CEO) released a statement, calling ... Full story

Suicide bombing at Tebyan center kills dozens in Kabul

“The terrorist have martyred our people, attacked our mosques & now our cultural center,” President Ghani ... Full story

Afghanistan-India second air corridor inaugurated

 KABUL: To further bolster trade transactions between Afghanistan and India, the second air corridor inaugurated by second vice president Sarward Danesh with presence of a ... Full story

Wolesi Jirga OKs draft law on livestock development

 KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday approved a presidential legislative decree regarding a draft law on development of livestock and investment in the sector. Haji Mohammad ... Full story

Necessary preparations taken for opening TAPI project in Herat, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with Turkmen defense minister Gen. Yaylym Berdiyev, led a high-ranking Turkmen delegation at presidential palace. In the meeting, the ... Full story

Dec 27; Soviet Union’s military intervention of Afghanistan

 There were various imaginations regarding Soviet Union’s continued military flights for two straight days on Afghanistan space. The people thought that Soviet Union was deploying ... Full story

Soviet intervention in Afghanistan a big mistake

 38 years ago, on 6th of Jadi 1358 (27 Dec. 1979), the Red Army of the Former Soviet Union, overthrew the then president of Afghanistan ... Full story

Kabul zoo a scientific, research & recreational place for people

 Aziz Gul Saqeb, head of Kabul Zoo in an exclusive interview with The Kabul Times reporter said that zoo is not only a recreational place ... Full story

Violence against female journalists increasing

 Recently, Afghanistan journalists’ national union has declared that it has been mentioned in the journalists’ safety manual that female journalists besides not having live safety, ... Full story

Israel 'in touch with 10 countries' over embassy moves

 Israel's deputy foreign minister has said her government is "in contact with at least 10 countries" over the potential relocation of their embassies to Jerusalem. Tzipi ... Full story

President Ghani emphasizes simplification of processes in government institutions

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the session of high council on reduction of poverty, delivering services and citizen participation was held Monday evening ... Full story

CE message on 6th martyrdom anniversary of Abdul Mutalib Baig

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive in a message on the occasion of 6th martyrdom anniversary of Martyred Abdul Mutalib Baig said that memory of ... Full story

Minister Hakimi participates Upper House hearing session

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance and Deputy State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs participated in the Hearing Session of Meshrano Jirga (Upper House) in order ... Full story

Joint Press Release of the 1st China-Afghanistan -Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue

 Foreign Minister Wang Yi of the People’s Republic of China, Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad ... Full story

Deputy ministry of youth affairs prioritizes women empowerment

 KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat, deputy minister of youth affairs for information and culture in a meeting with a number of Ghazni women said empowerment of ... Full story

Joint efforts a must to curb terrorism

The parliamentary heads of six nations on Sunday agreed to join hands against terrorism and for bringing peace in the region at a conference held ... Full story

Superpowers confrontation in Afghanistan disadvantageous

 Rejecting the claims of Russian special envoy for Afghanistan Zamirkablov, the Afghan MoD said that the number of IS fighters has decreased in this country ... Full story

Six nation’s parliamentary delegations join hands to fight terrorism

 The six-nation Speakers Conference got under way in Islamabad the capital of Pakistan the other day with the theme of ‘Challenges of terrorism and inter-regional ... Full story

New committee to create to collect electricity bills from individuals owe to DABS

 Officials for Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) have informed that the company would create a committee from seven relevant government organs to collect electricity bill ... Full story

Winter; elimination season of terrorists

 The ANSF say that with advent of cold season they have launched winter operations to eliminate terrorists and assure the people that winter will be ... Full story

Afghanistan victim of a proxy war

 The current war in Afghanistan is interpreted as the proxy war of foreign countries because certain countries are involved overtly and covertly in continuation of ... Full story

Pulpy wrestling of Washington-Islamabad

 In his first visit to Kabul, the US vice president Mike Pence once again attacked Pakistan and said that the time of sheltting terrorists in ... Full story

Syrian forces, allies advance against militants in area near Israel

 Syrian army troops and their allies have made significant territorial gains in the last militant-held enclave near a strategic border area with Israel and Lebanon. Militant ... Full story

President Ghani appreciates ministries’ successful budget consumption

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the High Economic Council (HEC) held meeting on Monday, during which variety of issues were discussed, the presidential ... Full story

President Ghani chairs NPC session

 KABUL: The National Procurement Commission with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held session here on Sunday evening and discussed 12 projects, the presidential ... Full story

President condemns Kabul suicide attack

 KABUL: Six people, including NDS personnel, were killed and five others wounded in a suicide attack in the ShashDarak area of the capital Kabul on ... Full story

NUG establishment a historical move: Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Presided over by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the Council of Minister (CMs) held meeting on Monday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported. Condemning yesterday’s suicide ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah, UNAMA chief discuss security, elections

 KABUL: The Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and the UNAMA chief, Tadamichi Yamamoto here in his office yesterday, ... Full story

Machalgho Dam construction contract signed

 KABUL: A new contract for completion of construction work on Machalgho Dam in the Ahmadabad district of southeastern Paktia province was signed on Sunday with ... Full story

71 cases of violence against journalists addressed, JCMG

 KABUL: Speakers at a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the creation of the Joint Committee of Media and Government (JCMG) on Sunday said a ... Full story

This year’s revenue surge unprecedented, Minister Hakimi

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance announced the unprecedented increase of the national revenue and the national budget expenditure in FY-1396 in presence of the ... Full story

NSA, Indian ambassador discuss issues of mutual interest

 KABUL: National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad HanifAtmar has met Indian  Ambassador to Afghanistan  Manpreet Vohra and discussed wide range of issues of mutual interest here ... Full story

27 culturists financially assisted

Acting MoIC donating cash to culturists ... Full story

Afghans await for practical steps

 In a meeting with Pakistani parliamentary delegation and a number of civil activists, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said the government of Afghanistan has always ... Full story

Kabul air pollution a major health risk

 Environmental pollution is a dilemma that every year by coming of winter season the Kabul city is covered by a layer of smoke and dust. ... Full story

Terrorists’ safe havens continue to destabilize region

 The principal objective of the international community in Afghanistan since the 9-11 attacks has been –and appropriately continues to be — to ensure that the ... Full story

Replacement in government institutions an accepted principle

 Approving of former governor of Balkh’s resignation by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has caused various reactions in social media. But, what is important is that ... Full story

Afghanistan supports UN decision on Jerusalem

 UN agency has recently passed a resolution that criticizes Israeli policies around al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem. Earlier, the UN general secretariat in an ... Full story

North Korea slams new UN sanctions as 'act of war'

 North Korea has slammed the latest round of UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions against Pyongyang as "an act or war" and vowed to consolidate its ... Full story

No step forward without risk, CE

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, in a meeting with the members of Afghanistan International Chamber of Commerce, said that the chamber has so far ... Full story

Freedom of expression red line in peace negotiations with oppositions, Danesh

KABUL: Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, the second-vice president of Afghanistan, in a meeting of the joint media and government committee, said that freedom of expression was ... Full story

VP chairs laws committee’s session

 KABUL: Chaired by Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh, laws committee’s session was held yesterday.  In the session, draft regulation on archiving of foreign policy’s documents, draft ... Full story

Workshop on awareness regarding sexual harassment held in MoIC

 KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has launched a workshop for awareness related to sexual harassment. In the workshop launched by directorate of gender for ... Full story

20 projects executed in Daikundi

 KABUL: Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development completed 20 projects in different parts of Daikundi province in the past one year. Information officer of the ministry ... Full story

Airstrike kills 15 militants interrupting power cords in Wardak

 KABUL: At least 23 militants, involved in the interruption of electricity cables, were killed following an air raid in Afghanistan southern province of Maidan/Wardak, an ... Full story

Malicious circles shouldn’t be allowed to create discord among Afghans

 When a page of history concerning to the fact that disputes have either been resolved through tensions or peace dialogue, was turned over, we can ... Full story

Pakistan’s concern can be addressed through state to state deal

  Mike Pence, US Vice President in his an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Thursday met with Afghan government officials. During his trip, the US ... Full story

Will Pakistan continue its double political games?

 Following the disclosures of the American authorities on Pakistan, Mike Pence, the US vice-president has recently said that Pakistan has provided safe havens for the ... Full story

A unipolar world system is no longer stable emergence of new alternatives to the American monopoly in global politics

 (World Order) which in other word means monopolizing all related issues to human life including its history is indeed an advance in raising as a ... Full story

NATO ‘worried’ by Russian submarine activity

 The US-led NATO military alliance has voiced concern about what it calls Russia’s increased submarine activities in the Atlantic region. NATO has had strained relations with ... Full story

President Ghani receives ‘best youth supporter president award’

 KABUL: During an international conference of “Peace for Youth” held in Delhi last week, the ‘Statue of First and Best Youth Supporter President’ dedicated to ... Full story

CE Abdullah meets ICC members

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with members of Afghanistan International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) at his office on Saturday, his office said in ... Full story

Minister Hakimi meets Chinese charge de affairs

 KABUL: EklilHakimi, Minister of Finance met Zhang Zhixin, Charge de Affaires of the Chinese embassy to Afghanistan here yesterday, the ministry of finance said in ... Full story

Support for terror outfits must be forced to stop: India at UN

 KABUL: Supporters of terror organizations like Taliban, Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba must be forced to stop and all safe havens must end, Indian envoy has ... Full story

Electricity extended to 260 families in Pul-e-Khumri

 PUL-E-KHUMRI: Through installing two transformers in first precinct of Pul-e-Khumri, city over 260 families received power electricity, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported. Eng. Abdulawal technical deputy ... Full story

Individuals involved in drug trafficking arrested

  KABUL: At least 11 individuals have been detained while drug trafficking from capital Kabul and other  provinces of the country. Spokesman of the justice and judiciary ... Full story

Principle of change & reform for good governance

 Since its inauguration, economic revival, countering corruption and reform have been high on the agenda of the National Unity Government (NUG). Yet, the growing insurgency ... Full story

Pakistan’s continued concerns over relations between Afghanistan & India

 After increasing tension between Afghanistan and Pakistan, a delegation from Pakistan parliament is once again in Kabul to improve bilateral relations between the two countries. ... Full story

Pakistan and so-called US warnings

 The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has recently said that if Pakistan doesn’t act its commitments to the world community for elimination of terror ... Full story

Kabul municipality plans to build residential complexes

 The high rise buildings and their septic wells as well as lack of recreational parks and green areas have fed up the Kabul people.  Absolute majority ... Full story

French President Macron says Assad will remain in power in Syria

 French President Emmanuel Macron says the reality in Syria is that President Bashar al-Assad will continue to stay in power because his opponents have lost ... Full story

No security, defensive member can be involved in political parties & groups, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended in introduction ceremony of National Security Council (NSC) office’s new deputies held at the presidential palace on Monday, his ... Full story

Our ports to be changed into free economic zones, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met members of the international chamber of commerce here in his office yesterday, a presidential statement said. At the outset Haji ... Full story

NPC approves 9 contracts worth over 4.7bln Afghanis

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission (NPC) held on Monday, the presidential palace said in a statement.  The meeting approved 9 ... Full story

Solving Afghan migrants’ problems NUG’s priority, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Addressing a ceremony commemorating the International Day of Migration, the Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said solving Afghan migrants’ problems were among National Unity ... Full story

Minister Hakimi praises US assistance to Afghanistan

 KABUL: EklilHakimi, Minister of Finance met John R. Bass, the United States newly appointed ambassador to Afghanistan here yesterday, the ministry said in a statement. The ... Full story

Cultural committee discusses preparation for TAPI project inauguration in Afghanistan

 KABUL: The Cultural committee for inauguration of the TAPI pipeline in Afghanistan held session with Dr. Tariq Reshad advisor of the Ministry of information and ... Full story

Migration requires global cooperation

 The world’s largest origin of refugees, and only recently eclipsed by Syria, Afghanistan now finds itself increasingly experiencing mixed migration, with emigration of refugees and ... Full story

Why human rights not observed in Afghanistan?

 December 10 coincides with International Human Rights Day, a day which is marked every year.  Unfortunately, in Afghanistan, if we have a rapid glance to over ... Full story

Roads, Highways construction Is the main factor for economic growth and closeness of people

Afghanistan is across road that connects South Asia with central and west of the continent. ... Full story

Security organs should be supported for better capital security

 During the past few days, security organs in particular Ministry of Interior (MoI) are busy in fighting increasing insecurity roots in Kabul city. Security organs ... Full story

Migration creating bitter memories to migrants

 18th Dec coincides with International Migrants Day. The United Nations nominated the day as International Migrants Day due to increasing migrants toll in the world. ... Full story

Govt. is committed to hold districts’ councils, parliamentary elections

 While there are some ambiguities for holding parliamentary and districts’ councils elections, the leading body of National Unity Government (NUG) says that the government is ... Full story

Afghanistan should equally bolster relations with regional countries, Senate

 Following Trilateral Meeting among Moscow, Delhi and China, a number of senators and political experts are stressing that Afghanistan should equally expand relations with regional ... Full story

3 important contracts signed

 KABUL: Three important contracts covering Ghazni-Kandahar road construction, road building project between Qaisar-Dara-e-Boom and extension of electricity cables from Kabul to Nangarhar and Laghman provinces, ... Full story

UN Security Council weighs rejecting US Jerusalem decision

 The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would affirm that any change to the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and ... Full story

President Ghani urges Telecom Company to work hard for competition

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, chairing a session of high economic council said that the Telecom Company should work for finding the capability of rivalry, ... Full story

Moderation committee opened in chief executive office

KABUL: Executing committee of moderation was opened yesterday in the framework of secretariat of chief executive office in Kabul. In a ceremony held on this occasion, ... Full story

15 of 33 cases of violence against journalists investigated

 KABUL: Afghanistan’s second vice-president, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh said that up to 15 cases of violence against journalists were investigated and the remaining is expected to ... Full story

MoIC, DAFA sign MoU

 KABUL: Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed yesterday between Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) and DAFA in Kabul. Based on the agreement, DAFA will cooperate ... Full story

Explosives-laden car discovered in Logar

 PUL-E-ALAM: An explosives-laden vehicle has been discovered in Charkh district of Logar. According to a spokesperson to Logar governor, ANA personnel discovered Saturday an explosives-laden corolla ... Full story

Enhanced Afghan-Pak relations important for counterterrorism

 Earlier this week Pakistani foreign office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said that in order to improve Pak-Afghan relations, Islamabad had suggested a ‘Pakistan-Afghanistan Action Plan for ... Full story

Afghanistan; the silk route and its historical background

 The silk road is the most old trade, cultural road that ties Europe to Asia. It had connected empires of Greece, Rome, Iran, Bakhtar, Koshanids ... Full story

Impact of Washington-Moscow cooperation on ensuring security in Afghanistan

   In a briefing held in Moscow, Russian Federation president, Vladimir Putin expressing his concern over security situation in Afghanistan has said that Russia wants to ... Full story

Regional connectivity, regional peace via Afghanistan

 Sitting at the intersections of many regions, the location of Afghanistan has exposed it to the tumults of geopolitics as much as it has placed ... Full story

Education; main pillar for development

 The ministry of education was established in Afghanistan in 1863 during the reign of late Amir Sher Ali Khan under the guidance of Sayed Jamaluddin ... Full story

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree on protecting Syria integrity, fighting terror: Lavrov

 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow, Tehran and Ankara see eye to eye on the need to fight terrorism in Syria and maintain its ... Full story

Bilateral relations should be based on mutual-respect & sincere cooperation, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with a number of Pakistani parliamentarians, media representatives and civil society activists here in his office yesterday. During the ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah asks govt. agencies to address private sector’s problems

 KABUL: Chief Executive (CE) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah chaired a meeting with merchants on evaluation of qualities of the imported goods and fuels from Turkmenistan here ... Full story

NSA, U.S. counterpart discuss political cooperation

 KABUL: National Security Advisor, Mohammad Hanif Atmar spoke with his US counterpart McMaster via videoconference, during which both sides discussed political new cooperation’s executive implementation, ... Full story

Copy Right law implementation to limit plagiarism, Sancharaki

 KABUL: Addressing a joint press conference here in Kabul with head of Azem Publications and the chairman of Afghanistan’s Journalists National Association, FazelSancharaki deputy minister ... Full story

MoF to financially help MoIC’s publication departments

 KABUL: In a meeting with finance minister Eklil Hakimi, deputy minister of information and culture on publications Fazel Sancharaki shared some of his programs needed ... Full story

Recent clash kills 9 Taliban militants in Helmand

 LASHKARGAH CITY: At least 9 Taliban militants were killed in recent clash with Afghan security forces in Helmand province the other night. The clash occurred, when ... Full story

ISIS suffer casualties in Nangarhar air and ground operations

 Militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group suffered casualties during the air and ground operations conducted in eastern Nangarhar ... Full story

Afghanistan; a slow pace but sustainable move towards economic growth

 The World Bank WB had announced that in current year Afghanistan enjoys nearly 4pc economic growth rate. In that time it was said that although ... Full story

Afghanistan still landmine victim

 A report released Thursday, saying Afghanistan was as a critical war victim, after Yemen of Arab country, it ranked the first in the annual Landmine ... Full story

‘No regional mechanism can replace intra-Afghani talks’

 Russia and a number of Central Asian countries have cited new frameworks of peace talks for Afghanistan issue, but an official to Afghanistan Ministry of ... Full story

E-ID cards to ensure election transparency

 Electronic ID cards could make Afghanistan’s elections fairer and contribute to social justice as well. Plans to introduce the biometric cards known as “tazkira”, carrying ... Full story

UN chief urges release of journalists in Myanmar

 United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has slammed Myanmar for arresting two journalists covering the “tragedy” of the Rohingya Muslims in the Southeast Asian country. Myanmar ... Full story

OIC declares East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

President Ghani asks world to ensure Palestinians’ rights ... Full story

Afghan, Turkish presidents emphasize enhancing mutual cooperation

 KABUL: The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with President of Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoðan at the sideline ... Full story

HCUD discusses Bamyan city’s development plan

 KABUL: The Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah visited the third medical exhibition here in Kabul on Wednesday, the CE press office said. According to the statement, ... Full story

“Women could influence elections with their vote power,” Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Addressing a conference on “Supporting women in political parties” here in Kabul on Wednesday, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said the Independent Election Commission ... Full story

Medical exhibitions to standardize healthcare sector in Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: The Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah visited the third medical exhibition here in Kabul on Wednesday, the CE press office said. According to the statement, ... Full story

Prof. Bawari meets Uruzgan governor, DAFA head

 KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari met Uruzgan governor here the other day, BNA ... Full story

Indian VP reiterates complete support to Afghanistan

 KABUL: The Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh met Indian Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu here on Wednesday in New Delhi, the second VP press ... Full story

Prof. Bawari meets Uruzgan governor, DAFA head

 KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari met Uruzgan governor here the other day, BNA ... Full story

Joint Committee of govt. & Media holds session

 KABUL: The joint committee of government and media with Sayed Aqa Hussain Fazel Sancharaki, deputy minister of publications of the Ministry of Information and Culture ... Full story

Trump wants tightened immigration laws after NYC attack

 US President Donald Trump has said America must "fix" its immigration system following a bomb attack in New York City, which has left at least ... Full story

Ray of hope

 Nowadays good and encouraging economic and infrastructural news have once again made blue the foggy atmosphere of the country’s sky. because in the opinion of ... Full story

How to see Afghanistan fit into China’s OBOR initiative vision

F. Makhdom One Belt, One Road project, a megaproject, initiated by China, has become more popular among the world economic powers, making hot topics of the ... Full story

Separation against national interests

 On Sunday, addressing his followers in Paktya province, Gulbudin Hekmatyar said that population of every tribe in this province is more than the inhabitants of ... Full story

President Ghani chairs High Economic Council’s session

KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani , high economic council’s session was held yesterday at presidential palace. In the session, head of Da Afghanistan ... Full story

President Ghani accepts U.S. ambassador credentials

 KABUL: The United States Ambassador John R. Bass presented his credentials to President Ashraf Ghani during an official ceremony at Arg on Tuesday, the president ... Full story

President Ghani accepts credentials of new Turkish ambassador

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has accepted credential of Turkish new ambassador to Kabul. Passing good wishes of his country’s leading body, the Turkish new ambassador ... Full story

FM meets US new ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, minister of foreign affairs met yesterday with US newly appointed ambassador to Kabul. In the meeting, the US new ambassador to Kabul considered ... Full story

Silk Road scientific & research seminar held

 KABUL: Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, 3rd session of convening commission for preparation of Silk Road scientific and ... Full story

Cooperation of people with police considered as key in Kunduz

 KUNDUZ: A conference titled’ consultative, understanding and cooperation of people with police’ held yesterday in Kunduz. In the conference held by GIZ in Khorshid Hotel, Kunduz ... Full story

Land usurpation still a challenge

 Two years ago, in 2015, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, during his visit to the country’s eastern zone, ordered provincial authorities to prevent land-grabbing and bring ... Full story

Daesh fails to establish so-called Islamic State in Afghanistan, President Ghani

 French and Algerian fighters have recently joined Daesh in Afghanistan. According to international and local sources, after defeated in Syria and Iraq, a number of ... Full story

Afghan women role key in politics

 However, the Afghan women could play active role in different sections over the last years, but some of them believe they have not been ever ... Full story

Increasing concerns over criminal incidents in Kabul city

 Increasing of criminal incidents in Afghanistan has caused serious concerns of the people in particular residents of Kabul city. They say that Kabul police are ... Full story

Children library inaugurates in Badghis

 As the technology is rapidly growing worldwide, book reading culture has considerably decreased among the people in some countries of the world. But in Afghanistan’s Badghis ... Full story

Russian president orders troops to begin pullout from Syria

 Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian forces to begin withdrawing from Syria during a surprise visit to the Arab country, RIA Novosti news agency ... Full story

NPC approved 5 contracts worth 2.1bln Afghani

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission (NPC) held meeting at the presidential palace on Monday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported. The ... Full story

Contracts on CASA-1000 power transmission line, Arghandi’s 500kv substation signed

 KABUL: At the presence of President Ghani and CE Abdullah, the High Economic Council (HEC) during its meeting on Monday signed the contracts on CASA-1000 ... Full story

CE chairs CMs meeting

 KABUL: The Council of Ministers (CMs) was held with Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on the chair, urging the provincial governments in eastern Nangarhar, Faryab, ... Full story

Justice won’t ensure unless discrimination borders removed, Danesh

 KABUL: Second vice president Sarwar Danesh who recently left the country to attend ‘Coordinative International Conference’ in India spoke during the conference, his office said ... Full story

FM Rabbani meets Turkish ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL – Ambassador Designate of the Republic of Turkey Mr. Oguzhan Ertugrul called upon the Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Salahuddin Rabbani yesterday afternoon. The newly ... Full story

Prof. Bawari visits Ghazni, insists reconstruction of historical monuments

 KABUL: Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, the minister of information and Culture during his visit to Ghazni province, urged the organs concerned to soon step up ... Full story

First cycling competition holds in Ghazni

 GHAZNI CITY: The first cycling team established in Ghazni by deputy ministry of information and culture on youth affairs the other day, during which the ... Full story

Media play key role in reforms and nation-building

 As it has been said, journalism is not a job, but a strong voice which reflects the people problems and demands.  Freedom of speech has paved ... Full story

Media play key role in reforms and nation-building

 As it has been said, journalism is not a job, but a strong voice which reflects the people problems and demands.  Freedom of speech has paved ... Full story

Environment pollution key challenge in Kabul

 Life in Afghanistan is getting worsened by each passing day. Not only suicide attacks and insecurity, but there are also many other things we have ... Full story

Palestinians clash with police at US Embassy in Lebanon

 Lebanese security forces fired tear gas at protesters near the US Embassy in Lebanon during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem ... Full story

President assesses Badghis situations

 KABUL: The Presidential Palace, in a statement, said that the country’s president, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, after his arrival in Badghis province, attended the inauguration ceremony ... Full story

New cabinet ministers take oath

 KABUL: swearing in ceremony of 11 new ministers of the cabinet of national unity government obtaining recently vote of confidence by Lower House of parliament ... Full story

Afghanistan Ulema praise President Ghani for Jerusalem stance

 KABUL: A number of the country’s Ulema, on Saturday evening, met with President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and praised his timely announcing of ... Full story

Peace with armed oppositions doesn’t mean ignoring people’s rights

KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday strongly condemned violence against women and said anti-women violations are still continuing in many provinces of the ... Full story

MoIC to cooperate in ensuring transparency & counter-corruption

 KABUL: Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, deputy minister of culture and art and acting minister of information and culture in a meeting with a delegation tasked ... Full story

English learning course held for MoIC employees

 KABUL: English learning course was launched yesterday for 30 employees of ministry of information and culture. The course was held by capacity building department of the ... Full story

Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A good example in constitution of most countries

 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is generally agreed to be the foundation of international human rights law. Adopted in 1948, the Universal Declaration ... Full story

“Discrimination against women not our culture”

 In response to many probable criticism and malicious rumors that women are ignored in the Afghan traditions, the president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, ... Full story

Implementation of security plans inflict strong blows on enemies

 The Ministry of Defense (MoD) authorities have said that recent operations of ANSF have inflicted devastating blows on terrorists and the latter have lost resistance ... Full story

US isolated at UNSC as allies condemn Trump's al-Quds decision

 The US has become isolated at the UN Security Council as Washington's traditional allies condemn President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s ... Full story

Waiting for Turkmen President to open TAPI project in Afghanistan, President Ghani

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a meeting with Turkmen foreign minister, Rashid Muradov, thanked him for his country’s ... Full story

Government remains committed to support the private sector, President Ghani

 President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani says a major portion of the benefits from pine nuts exports goes to the pockets of the outsiders which amount up ... Full story

Commission on money laundering prevention law held

 KABUL: The Commission on Implementation of Prevention of Money Laundering Law has held a meeting during which Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah heard the reports ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah lays corner stone of Cancer Diagnostic & Treatment Center

 KABUL: The country’s Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has laid the corner stone of the first cancer diagnostic and treatment center at the Kabul Medical ... Full story

Rabbani meets OSCE chairman

 KABUL: Acting Minister of the country’s foreign affairs, Salahuddin Rabbani in a meeting at the sideline of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ... Full story

10 members of a family mysteriously killed in Kabul

 KABUL: Police have begun investigation on mysterious killing of a ten-member family inside their home on Friday night in Panjsad family area of Kabul, Bakhtar ... Full story

Unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel capital to jeopardize ME’s fragile peace

 US president, Donald Trump, in an unprecedented move, on Wednesday, officially announced that his country has recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital, an action he ... Full story

Afghanistan active regional economic partner

 In continuation of signing economic agreements among Afghanistan and regional countries, this time, Afghanistan signed about twenty agreements with Uzbekistan government following signing of Lapis ... Full story

SCO welcomes joining of Afghanistan

 Joining of Afghanistan to SCO could provide good opportunities to this country in different fields and has important dimensions, because SCO members could cooperate Afghanistan ... Full story

NUG leaders working hard on counter-corruption issues

 9 December is the International Day for Anti- Corruption and the United Nations has asked all countries of the world to make effort towards counter ... Full story

Disabled people unforgotten generation in Afghanistan

 International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been marked in Afghanistan while a number of disabled people is currently facing a worse economic situation. They ... Full story