President Ghani chairs urban development high council

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the sixth session of urban development high council was held Sunday evening at presidential palace. In the session, Darul ... Full story

Afghanistan assures not to change into battlefield

 Since the last more than three decades of destructive wars in Afghanistan, the ministry of national defense for the first time observed Hoot 9 coinciding ... Full story

Current solar year full of achievements for ANDSF, MoD

 Ministry of Defense (MoD) says current solar year was full of achievements for Afghan national defense and security forces as armed insurgents have been sustained ... Full story

Hike of prices, poverty behind local market stagnation

 The situation of Afghanistan markets are chaotic in these days. High prices of goods and low purchasing power of people have caused stagnation in local ... Full story

Russia’s Putin hails Syria talks in Astana as foundation for Geneva

 Russia says the latest rounds of Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan created a “mechanism” to control the truce holding across the Arab state, and helped ... Full story

The Kabul Times’ 55th anniversary marked

 KABUL: The Kabul Times has marked its 55th establishment anniversary in Kabul. In a ceremony held yesterday on this occasion, Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs and ... Full story

Dr. Sadat visits LPP

 Acting Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Kamal Sadat performed all relevant affairs at the office of Liberty Printing Press for better arranging of affairs ... Full story

MoJ praises Deputy Minister of Publication’s cooperation, efforts

 KABUL: The fourth session of high counter human trafficking commission was held yesterday under the chairmanship of deputy minister of administrative for justice Sayed Mohammad ... Full story

Japan provides $8.77m grant to improve agricultural value chain in Herat

 KABUL: The Government of Japan would support farmers and communities to better access markets and enhance the agricultural value chains through its $8.77 million grant ... Full story

Pakistan ambassador to Kabul summoned

 KABUL: Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned yesterday Pakistan Ambassador to Kabul Sayed Abrar Hussain. In a meeting of head of political affairs for MoFA Mosa Arefi ... Full story

The Kabul Times’ 55th anniversary 

 This year, The Kabul Times daily marks 55th year of establishment. The Daily was initially established on Feb 27 of 1962 during the reign of ... Full story

Transparent election impossible without security, electoral reforms

 Concern over a transparent parliamentary and districts elections increases among the people and they are disbelieved over a transparent process, unless security restored and electoral ... Full story

Borders’ closure affects both sides

 Following waves of deadly attacks, Pakistan’s decision to close two border crossings with Afghanistan has forced cross-border trade to grind to a halt.  Pakistan shut down ... Full story

“If another threat adds to US threats list, it would be Pakistan,” Gen. Dunford

 US Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford says recent steps taken by Pakistan in support of terrorists would change Pakistan as a ... Full story

Ghazni-Kandahar power extension contract signed with KEC

 KABUL: Da Afghanistan Bank Chief Executive Officer, Qudratullah Delawari signed power transmission extending from Ghazni to Kandahar with an Indian company (KEC), in a ceremony ... Full story

President Ghani, CE Abdullah receive British minister of international development

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the country’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah held separate meetings with the British secretary of ... Full story

Minister of finance meets Turkmenistan’s ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Togalakow Hemra, Turkmenistan’s Ambassador to Kabul in his office, his ministry reported. Both sides discussed the seventh meeting of ... Full story

MoIC congratulates 55th anniversary of The Kabul Times

 KABUL: As one of the country’s leading publications with long background of media activities, The Kabul Times is entered its 55th publication year. In the course ... Full story

5.6 million Children to be vaccinated against polio in high-risk areas

 KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health, together with UNICEF and WHO, will today launch the second round of Sub-National Immunization Days (SNIDs) campaign of 2017 ... Full story

Beggars’ number growing in Kabul

Increasing number of beggars in the capital city has caused concern of residents and people said that only slight number of beggars are really deserving ... Full story

Government responsible to tackle returnees’ problems

Experts and officials have different points about repatriates’ problems, amid the flow of Afghan refugee’s frustration in other countries and forced pullout from the European ... Full story

Economic development & achievements in Afghanistan

Peace, stability and security are the phenomena which can bring development and lead the country towards economic development and self-sufficiency. Our country, suffered by three ... Full story

Terrorists’ elimination strategy to be implemented in the wake of Donald Trump evaluation

Afghanistan has never supported terrorism. Those who spread terror and fear and kill innocent people, are indeed enemies of Islam and human being.  CE of ... Full story

EU ambassadors share strategic visions with President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with ambassadors of European Union member countries. In the meeting held at presidential palace, ambassadors of the EU member ... Full story

National Moderation Party drums up support of NUG

KABUL: Chief Executive of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with members of the National Moderation Party of Afghanistan here yesterday, a statement ... Full story

No one allowed to interfere in sports affairs, Massoud

KABUL: President’s special representative on reform and good governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud, in a meeting with Afghanistan Football Federation officials listened to their problems and ... Full story

Meeting discusses transferring of govt. related construction projects to MUDH

KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance chaired the meeting on transferring the construction projects of ministries and other government organizations to the Ministry of Urban ... Full story

Youth plays key role in rehabilitation of Afghanistan, Dr. Sadat

KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Kamal Sadat in a meeting with Member of Youth and Health Commission of Parliament Mujibul Rahman Samkani ... Full story

ANDSF duty-bound to protect national sovereignty

 On January 1, 2015, the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) took over full security responsibility in Afghanistan, after the United States and the ... Full story

Peace talks failure behind war continuation in Afghanistan

A two-dimensional reasons should be considered to be behind peace failures in Afghanistan, where another direct military invasion has fatigued the destitute citizens. Peace talks failure ... Full story

Afghan leaders’ dispute helps aliens further intervention

While Afghanistan border provinces are directly being invaded by Pakistan militaries and the neighboring countries’ rocket and mortar shelling still continues, resuming disputes among the ... Full story

Terrorism threatens entire world countries, spokesperson

However, the Afghan National Security t Forces (ANSF) are doing their best to ensure security throughout the country, but unfortunately, still terrorism not only threatens ... Full story

Exports new strategy helps decrease production expenditures

Some European Union related ministries are making effort to provide the Exports National Strategy to make better the exports situation in the country. In a consultative ... Full story

Pul-e-Sukhta, changing now to place for drug-addicts

Pul-e-Sukhta, an area located in Kot-e-Sangi of Kabul, but it has changed now to an improper and bad place as a large number of drug-addicts ... Full story

President Ghani to military graduates: “We will not allow corrupts to steal food, clothes & violate your rights”

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has pledged to revamp government’s sweeping anti-graft campaign in Afghanistan’s security institutions and undertake systematic reforms in security ranks. Addressing a ... Full story

3rd meeting held on upcoming elections

 KABUL: The third meeting which discussed the holding of future election and other electoral issues has been held at Presidential Palace, a statement from the ... Full story

President Ghani holds consultative meeting with political, jihadi leaders on key issues

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday held a consultative meeting with political and jihadi leaders on major national, security and political issues. A statement from ... Full story

Afghanistan never supported any terror group, CE Abdullah

KABUL: Chief Executive (CE) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has said blaming Afghanistan for sponsoring terrorists in order to divert minds is not helpful and there is a need ... Full story

Religious ulema grant appreciation board to President Ghani

KABUL: A number of members and religious ulema of Harakat-e-Islami Afghanistan party has granted appreciation board to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for his attention to ... Full story

“Shaheed Mazari wanted social justice for all people,” President Ghani

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a message on the 22nd martyrdom anniversary of Martyred of National Unity Ustad Abdul Ali Mazari said, “I granted ... Full story

Japan provides $3.3 million for city resilience project

KABUL: The Government of Japan has announced a new project to assist the National Unity Government of Afghanistan to make Afghan cities safe, resilient and sustainable by ... Full story

All media related commissions part of MoIC, Dr. Sadat

KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture Dr. Kamal Sadat in a session with members of mass media commissions spoke in connection with works and ... Full story

Addressing provincial journalists problems top priority, Dr. Sadat

KABUL: A number of officials and provincial journalists of Afghanistan Journalists Council shared their problems with acting minister of information and culture the other day. They ... Full story

Success in war on terror impossible unless both neighbors joint plan

Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has reportedly said that both countries would fight terrorism together. According to a statement issued by Inter-Services ... Full story

Book-reading culture boosts in Bamyan

Bamyan is one of the country’s provinces, where all cultural sections have got better. Recently book-selling markets and book-reading culture have much improved in the ... Full story

Respect to national sovereignty key on international relations viewpoint

Afghanistan-Pakistan relations refer to the bilateral ties between the two nations. Both neighboring states are Islamic Republics, part of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation ... Full story

Afghanistan acts similar to submit terrorists’ list to Pakistan

In a recent measure to draw attention from the neighboring country to concentrate on the terrorists training centers inside its soil, Afghanistan submitted list of ... Full story

Parliamentary elections deadline to be declared in upcoming spring, presidential office

The parliamentary and districts councils’ elections deadline will be declared on Hamal 1st, the president office said. The deputy spokesperson to the president, Shah Hussain Murtazawi ... Full story

TAPI engineering design agreement signed

KABUL: In a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday, TAPI engineering design agreement signed by Abdul Qayoum Rashid, Afghan Gas Enterprise caretaker and ... Full story

NPC approves 4 contracts worth 270m Afs

KABUL: The National Procurement Commission with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held session here the other day and approved four contracts worth 270 ... Full story

President Ghani Meets US Senate Delegation

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met a number of US senators at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday, his office said in a statement. According to the ... Full story

MoIC to implement 16 projects in Paktika: Dr. Sadat

KABUL: A government delegation consisting 14 ministries’ representatives, headed by Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy to Youth Affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat visited ... Full story

Presidential decree on marking Marshal Fahim’s 3rd death anniversary

Based on suggestion of Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim’s Foundation, to maintain national unity and mark 3rd death anniversary of former vice president, a commission, under ... Full story

7 IS militants killed in anti-terror security operation in Nangarhar

JALALABAD: At least seven ISIL militants were killed during the ongoing anti-terror operation, named Shaheen-25, in eastern Nangarahr province. Afghan police officials said the militants were ... Full story

Deputy Foreign Minister meets UN sanctions committee’s delegation

KABUL: Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai met delegation of UN Sanctions Committee chaired by Hans-Jakob Schindler here yesterday afternoon, the MoFA said in a ... Full story

US forces still keeping quiet despite Pakistan direct attacks

 KABUL: Pakistan militaries have conducted rocket and mortar attacks on Nangarhar’s Lalpur district for the past five days and caused displacing nearly two thousands of ... Full story

Gen. Atta Mohammad Noor appointed as Balkh governor

 KABUL: Based on verdict of 13th paragraph of 64th article of the country’s constitution and to make use of experiences and education of knowledgeable figures ... Full story

EVAW law to be preserved independently, VP Danesh

 KABUL: The second vice president Mohammad Sarwar Danesh in a meeting with members of the women network of Afghanistan reviewed the standpoints and opinions toward ... Full story

Afghan parliament accuses Pakistan of supporting terrorists

 KABUL: Speaker of Lower House of Afghanistan parliament has accused Pakistan of supporting terrorist groups in Afghanistan and the region. Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reporter reports ... Full story

Synthetic drugs are making headway in Afghanistan, UN reports

 Methamphetamine is increasingly being seized by law enforcement in Afghanistan, and there is also evidence that it is being produced in the country, according to ... Full story

President Ghani meets some leaders participating in Munich security conference

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in his visit to Germany and sideline of ‘Munich security conference’ met separately the other day with high-ranking officials of ... Full story

CE vows to prosecute those behind Abduh killing

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive in a meeting with member of parliament Mohammad Abduh, elders, influential figures and youth of Balkh said justice would ... Full story

Media should help CSO broadcast national messages

 KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) and non-government media organization have agreed to broadcast and publish programs of Afghanistan central statistics office (CSO). ... Full story

Hundreds of families receive aid in Kabul

 KABUL: Hundreds of families in Kabul received aids yesterday. The aids have been provided by German People’s Assistance for Children in Afghanistan. Head of the ... Full story

Afghan, Pak joint efforts crucial in war on terror

 Terrorism is commonly defined as violent acts intended to create fears, perpetrated for an economic, religious, political or ideological goal and which deliberately target or ... Full story

FM Rabbani, Tajik President discuss mutual cooperation

 DUSHANBE – Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani met with the president of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon in Tajikistan’s Presidential Palace during an official trip to Dushanbe yesterday ... Full story

Terrorism common enemy of Afghanistan & Pakistan: Atmar

 KABUL: Condemning in strongest terms recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan, the National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar said the people of Afghanistan suffered the most as result of Daesh ... Full story

MSC & menace of terrorism

 More than 20 heads of states, and dozens officials from around the world came together in the capital of the southern German state of Bavaria ... Full story

Russia’s intervention to once again turn Afghanistan into battlefield

 As support of armed Taliban, Russia once again wants to implemented her criminal plans in Afghanistan and encourage armed opposition to intensify war against the ... Full story

Insecurity behind weak women presence in government institutions

 Ministry of Women Affairs has declared that women presence in government institutions has cut down. According to deputy minister of women affairs Spozhmy Wardak, our reviews ... Full story

Unemployment leads youth to illegal activities

 Everyday thousands people leave their homes in hope to find work and submit thou selves to destiny expecting to find a livelihood. But also, they ... Full story

President Ghani in Germany to Attend Munich Security Conference

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani departed on a two-day visit to Munich City of Germany at the head of ... Full story

President Ghani condemns IS bombing in Pakistan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has condemned the deadly attack on a shrine in southern Pakistan that killed 75 people the other day, his office ... Full story

NSC decides to register vehicles countrywide

 KABUL: Chaired by Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the National Security Council (NSC) held meeting the other day, his office ... Full story

President Ghani saddened by UAE Ambassador’s death

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani saddened by the death of the UAE Ambassador who was recently wounded in an ... Full story

Preservation of cultural heritage MoIC’s top priority, Dr. Sadat

KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture and Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat met Patricia McPhilips director and representative of UNESCO Kabul ... Full story

Agreements signed to facilitate media activities

 KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture’s deputy minister of publication signed three different agreements with International institute for peace, media and good governance, Hajer international ... Full story

Confronting Afghanistan’s peace dilemma

 Afghanistan marked 28th anniversary of the then Soviet Union withdrawal from Afghanistan amid hopes that a widely-anticipated peace deal with Hezb-e-Islami party of Afghanistan led ... Full story

28th anniversary of Red Army withdrawal from Afghanistan

 Due to being land locked and lack of direct southward sea way, Afghanistan had to maintain close relations with powerful northern Soviet Russia. Russia (defunct USSR) ... Full story

UAE can force Taliban to attend peace talks

 During his recent visit to UAE, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani discussed security situation of Afghanistan and the region and asked those countries who would play ... Full story

Targeting terrorists’ safe havens to expedite peace talks, Nicholson

 U.S. and NATO forces’ general commander, Gen. Nicholson has recently announced that further pressures must be imposed on Pakistan to start targeting terrorists’ hideouts inside ... Full story

Hikes of liquid gas price concerning

 As the winter arrives, the fuel prices touch the sky—a move that is seriously concerning and problematic to Kabul citizens. It is usual that prices ... Full story

Valentine’s Day celebration in Afghanistan

 14th Feb coincides with the world day of love and affection which is celebrated in most countries under the name of Valentines’ Day every year. Although ... Full story

Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigns

 President Donald Trump's embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other ... Full story

NPC approves 3 contracts worth 1.5b Afghanis

 KABUL: Presided over by President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission (NPC) approved three contracts worth 1.5 billion ... Full story

President Ghani, UAE Crown Prince discuss terror, reconstruction

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has returned home from an official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to condole the killing of Emirati diplomats ... Full story

Minister Rabbani, EU envoy discuss bilateral cooperation

 KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salahuddin Rabbani met EU special envoy and head of the EU Delegation to Afghanistan Franz-Micheal Skjold Mellbin in his office ... Full story

CE’s message on former Red Army’s pullout of Afghanistan

 KABUL: Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a message has congratulated the day the of victory of Afghanistan Mujahid ... Full story

16 IS loyalists killed in Nangarhar

 JALALABAD: As many as 16 militants loyal to Islamic State (IS) have been killed and two others injured in the eastern Nangarhar province over the ... Full story

Afghan-Pak negotiation can tackle terror as long years of Russians’ stay left negative impacts

 Afghanistan is marking its 28th anniversary of the former Soviet Union Red Army defeat and finally withdrawal from the country. But alongside, it needs a ... Full story

USSR defeat in Afghanistan; lesson to any invaders

 War in Afghanistan got more intensification as thousands of former soviet troops entered Afghanistan in December 24 1979 coincided Dalwa 26th, leaving more than one ... Full story

ANDSF gear up to thwart attacks, MoD

 fficials of the ministry of defense said that the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) were capable enough to foil the enemies’ attacks and ... Full story

Poppy cultivation, drug trafficking serious challenges

 Although drugs and narcotics is a sinister and devastating phenomenon and illegal from the Islamic point of view but despite of that it has extended ... Full story

Returnees, IDPs’ problems to be addressed, ministry

 The ministry of refugees and repatriations said, ‘based on president’s order, to solve the returnees and internally displaced peoples’ (IDPs) problems, work on a ten-year ... Full story

Laws Committee holds meeting

 KABUL: The Committee of Laws with Second Vice-President, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh on the chair met on Sunday approving several drafts on agendas. According to a statement ... Full story

Minister Hakimi, Swedish Ambassador discuss int’l conferences on Afghanistan

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Anders Sjöberg, Swedish ambassador to Afghanistan in his office here yesterday, a statement said. Both sides discussed preparation of ... Full story

Cultural attachés in European countries discussed

 KABUL: Ministry of Foreign Affair’s (MoFA) deputy minister of administration Dr. Nasir Ahmad Andisha met Zardasht Shams, deputy minister of administration, finance and tourism of ... Full story

Anti-Daesh offensive kicks off in Nangarhar

 KABUL: Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) backed by US air support on Sunday launched a military operation named ‘Shaheen-25’ against Daesh or Islamic State militant ... Full story

Efforts underway to sort out differences with Kabul: Sartaj Aziz

 KABUL: Islamabad is making sincere efforts to resolve all its differences with Kabul, Pakistan’s top diplomat has said. Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister on ... Full story

Otto Pfister appointed as new Afghan football coach

 KABUL: Otto Pfister, 79, from Germany has been selected as the new coach for the national football team.  The Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) on Sunday introduced ... Full story

Regional support to armed oppositions helps war on terror to be complicated

 A US general, John Nicolson has warned the US efforts to uproot terrorism would face challenges if some regional countries fail to give up support ... Full story

More troops needed to end war in Afghanistan, US commander

 Gen.  Nicolson, US and international coalition forces general commander to Afghanistan in his recent remarks in military committee of US senate has said they needed ... Full story

Ministry promises 20pc cut in internet services

 Afghanistan ministry of telecommunication and information and technology (MCIT) announced the other day that it would cut a 20 percent cut in the internet prices, ... Full story

President Ghani seeks analysis of insecure districts

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday asked intelligence officials to conduct a deep analysis of insecure districts and identify factors of instability. The president, who ... Full story

Kazakhstan backs Afghanistan’s full SCO membership

 KABUL: In a meeting with Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the ambassador of Kazakhstan informed of his country’s full ... Full story

Holding art programs to help reduce extremism, Dr. Sadat

 KABUL: Artists of Zahak house performed their art shows titled ‘it is enough’ in Kabul. In the art shows including singing, sport actions and holding photo ... Full story

Khalil Karzai meets UK deputy secretary of defense

 KABUL: Hekmat Khalil Karzai, deputy minister for political affairs at ministry of foreign affairs in his official visit to London has met with UK deputy ... Full story

Minister Hakimi meets RTA, ATRA officials

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Zarin Anzor director of National Radio Television of Afghanistan (RTA) and Najeebullah Azizi- Chairman of Afghan Telecommunications Regularity ... Full story

President Ghani slams Lashkargah terrorist attack

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a statement by strongly condemning terrorist attack on Lashkargah said: enemies of Afghanistan should know that they would never ... Full story

President Ghani off to UAE

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, heading a high-level delegation, left for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday, Presidential press office said in a statement. Accompanied ... Full story

Remarks by FM Rabbani at joint press conference with his Russian counterpart

 Excellency Foreign Minister Lavrov, Distinguished Members of Media, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Afternoon, Thank you very much, Foreign Minister Lavrov, for the gracious invitation and warm hospitality. My delegation ... Full story

Regional meeting on Afghanistan to be held in near future, UN

 Officials of the United Nations have planned to hold a regional meeting on Afghanistan, aims at creating coordination and unity among the regional countries to ... Full story

Daesh suffering heavy blows in Afghanistan

 Afghan National Security Forces’ (ANSF) ground, air and joint operations with US and NATO forces have inflicted heavy blows to Daesh group across the country, ... Full story

President Ghani chairs cabinet session

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the cabinet session was held at presidential palace the other day. In the session, the cabinet by strongly ... Full story

“Kateb codified & recorded common pain of Afghanistan people,” President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated and delivered speech in a seminar held to mark 86th death anniversary of the country’s top historian Alama Faiz ... Full story

“Govt. has firm will to hold Wolesi Jirga elections,” President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said the government has strong will to implement comprehensive reforms and hold the Wolesi Jirga elections. A statement from ... Full story

CE saddened over martyrdom of Red Cross employees

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has expressed deep sadness over martyrdom of Red Cross organization’s six employees in Jawzjan, strongly condemned this criminal and ... Full story

President Ghani, US President Donald Trump discuss issues of mutual interest

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and US President Donald Trump discussed issues of mutual interest during a phone conversation earlier Thursday night. According to presidential press ... Full story

CE inquires health condition of M. Seddiq Afghan

 KABUL: CE, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah visited the other day Prof. Mohammad Seddiq Afghan, BNA reported. According to the agency, since few days, senior member of academy ... Full story

No negligence in given tasks,

 KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat, Acting Minister of Information and Culture insisted on exercising of the President’s instructions in particular for addressing deprived provinces. In a session ... Full story

Loya Jirga to be convened to amend Constitution: Spokesperson

 KABUL: A spokesman for the Chief Executive (CE) on Thursday announced support to a decentralized system and demanded holding of a loya jirga to amend ... Full story

Key Daesh commander killed in Afghanistan

 KABUL: Key Daesh commander killed in a joint military operation of the NATO and Afghan Security Forces here the other day, a statement from the ... Full story

Donald Trump clashes with courts over immigration ban

 President Donald Trump has ramped up his criticism of the US court system, accusing it of putting the country in peril. His comments came hours after ... Full story

Civilians continue to bear brunt of conflicts

 The violence and bloodshed have inflicted heavy casualties upon Afghan nation and the Taliban’s and Daesh militancy increased the death toll in 2016. The militants ... Full story

FM Rabbani’s visit to reveal concerns on Russia support of Taliban

 The Afghan MoFA Salahuddin Rabbani is expected to visit Moscow on Tuesday at the official invitation of his Russian counterpart Sergi Lavrov and both sides ... Full story

Delisting of HIA from UNSC blacklist

 Releasing a statement, the UNSC announced that the name of HIA leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has been removed from its blacklist. One of the cases of a ... Full story

3000 cases of violence against women recorded, HRC

 3000 cases of violence against women have been recorded in the last nine months, a human rights commissioner said.   Expressing concern on women situation, a ... Full story

China ready to support quadrilateral peace talks: Envoy

 KABUL: China’s special envoy to Afghanistan Deng Xijun on Sunday during separate meetings with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said ... Full story

CM meeting: Dr. Abdullah says 107 killed by snowfall, hundreds rescued

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said 107 people had been killed due to the heavy snowfall while hundreds had been rescued and ... Full story

CE meets ISAF former general commander to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with ISAF former general commander to Afghanistan Gen. David Mackinnon at Sapedar palace. In the meeting, both sides ... Full story

MoIC prioritizes supporting of artists, culturists, Dr. Sadat

 KABUL: Acting minister of information and culture, Dr. Kamal Sadat in a meeting yesterday with representative of Afghan culturists to Europe asserted that the information ... Full story

Pakistan condoles death of Afghan diplomat in Karachi

 KABUL: Muhammad Zaki Abdu, third secretary at the Consulate General of Afghanistan in Karachi was killed as a result of firing by an Afghan security ... Full story

Minister Hakimi meets Chinese special envoy to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met yesterday with Chinese special envoy to Afghanistan at presidential palace. In the meeting attended also by Chinese ambassador to ... Full story

Time to clean Helmand of militants’ presence

 Helmand is a particularly attractive province for the Taliban militants in its ongoing struggle for territory. The province is by far the most significant locus ... Full story

ANSF braces for upcoming fighting season

 Taking into account the recent fighting between the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and armed insurgents, some experts said that the armed insurgents would once ... Full story

Believe on ANSF capabilities, firm intention in war on terror

 One of the unpleasant news that we hear every day on media, is collapse of different districts in the country. This issue was serious and ... Full story

Youth constitute majority of Nimroz population

 The Central Statistics Office (CSO) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has recently released results of preliminary socio- economic and demographic survey in Nimroz province.  In ... Full story

US expected to impose fresh sanctions on Iran

 The United States is expected to impose sanctions on multiple Iranian entities as early as Friday following Tehran’s recent ballistic missile test, but in a ... Full story

President Ghani meets Logar MPs

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with Logar people representatives at the lower house of the parliament at the ... Full story

President Ghani visits ailing jihadi leaders

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday visited former jihadi leaders Hazrat Sibghatullah Mujaddedi and Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf at their residences and enquired about ... Full story

Presidential Palace assists cash to deceased Yousuf family

 KABUL: Presidential palace assisted 50.000 Afghani in cash to family of deceased Mohammad Yousuf, photojournalist of The Kabul Times daily here the other day. The deceased ... Full story

India soften visa regime for Afghans

 KABUL:  Indian embassy in Kabul has announced more relaxation in its visa policy for Afghans, a statement from the diplomatic mission said on Friday. “Embassy of ... Full story

President Ghani confers high state medal to NATO Senior Civilian Representative

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held farewell meeting with NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan, Ismail Aramaz at the presidential palace, his office said in ... Full story

Afghanistan hands over list of 32 terrorist trainings centers operating in Pak soil

 Kabul: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave a list of 32 terrorist training centers that are operating on Pakistani soil against Afghanistan to Pakistani authorities ... Full story

Snowfalls, rainfalls to help reduce pollution

 Nowadays the Kabul pollution has reduced due to recent heavy snowfall, while before a thick fog and smoke had covered Kabul space especially during early ... Full story

“We are committed to safeguard martyrs, Mujahiddin’s achievements,” President Ghani

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has stressed that appreciating those jihadis who sustained much sacrifices for independence of the ... Full story

Security; only demand of Afghan people

 Afghanistan armed forces are now sacrificing and successfully launching heavy and difficult operations in cooperation with the international forces against international terrorism; but, unfortunately they ... Full story

MoPW initiates online system to monitor projects

 The ministry of public works has announced that it has activated an internet system to mobilize and monitor construction projects, amid growing complaints by the ... Full story

Afghan civilian casualties at record high in 2016: UN

 KABUL: Civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2016 were the highest recorded by the United Nations, the world body said, with nearly 11,500 non-combatants - one-third ... Full story

Pakistan’s border shelling increases tensions

 The Pakistani military forces started firing missile from beyond the Durand Line on Goshta and Laalpur districts in eastern Nangarhar province and the Sarkano district ... Full story