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Lasting US commitment a strong signal to Pakistan, regional countries

    The U.S president, after his inauguration has said that launching joint-military operations against Daesh and other terrorist groups was his priority and recently he vowed ... Full story

Pakistan cannot build fence along Durand Line unless Afghanistan agreed, spokesperson

 Calling decision on building fence along the country’s border a unilateral step, the government of Afghanistan has asked Pak government to share the issue with ... Full story

Over 47000 people displaced in less than three months, UN

 Officials of the United Nations said that due to insecurity throughout the country, more than 47000 families had to leave their homes in less than ... Full story

Government committed to completely suppress insurgents

 Kabul: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan says there is no any ambiguity in struggle against terrorists, anyone who takes gun ... Full story

Last year’s experience and ANSF preparations for 1396

 1395 was a challenging and problematic year to ANSF. Last year, the ANSF had shown their real bravery and courage and managed to defend sincerely ... Full story

Nangarhar historical monuments need to be renovated

 Nangarhar, one of the country’s warm, ancient and historic provinces, has more than 2,000 historic monuments. The province was originally part of the Achaemenid Empire, in ... Full story

King Salman meets Jordan’s King Abdullah ahead of Arab summit

 Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Monday and is scheduled to hold a summit meeting with King ... Full story

Saudi Prince willing to invest in Afghanistan

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with a Saudi businessman from the royal family of Saudi Arabia, Walid bin ... Full story

Electronic elections best way to accelerate process, Danesh

 KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh met with Deputy Special Representative of UNAMA, Ms. Pernille Dahler Kardel at his office on Tuesday, his office said ... Full story

Minister Hakimi meets WB Chairman

 KABUL: Afghanistan minister of finance, Mohammad Eklil Hakimi met with the Chairman of World Bank (WB) in his office the other day, said a statement. Both ... Full story

Archeology Committee holds session

 KABUL: A meeting of the Members of the Archeology Committee, led by Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, the Acting Minister of Information and Culture, discussing some ... Full story

Noorani’s body laid to rest

 KABUL: Body of Jalal Noorani, the country’s known satirist and writer was laid to rest on Tuesday, BNA reported. Noorani who passed away on Monday was ... Full story

MoD fires 1,400 staff over corruption

 KABUL: Ministry of Defense (MoD) has dismissed nearly 1,400 of its officials over alleged corruption over the past year, a high-ranking ministry official says. Deputy ... Full story

Afghanistan’s current politics and media

Reporting Journalism is known as the very first draft all over the world, but journalism accessories in Afghanistan are a bit different.  In journalism, a ... Full story

More troops needed to fight Daesh in Afghanistan, Nicholson

 Recently, the U.S. forces general commander in an interview with a western newspaper said he asked for more troops to Afghanistan to fully uproot IS ... Full story

Education key to stability in Afghanistan

 The new educational year in Afghanistan just started with the advent of the new solar calendar. The Ministry of Education has made commitment for improving ... Full story

Australia bracing for Daesh ‘at its doorstep’

 Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned that the Daesh terrorist group could establish a stronghold in the southern Philippines, the nearest territory to mainland ... Full story

President Ghani thanks NATO’s sacrifices in Afghanistan’s war on terror

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met NATO’s newly appointed civilian representative to Afghanistan, Zimmermann here yesterday noon, a statement from presidential press office said. According to ... Full story

President Ghani receives credentials of new Indonesian ambassador, UN deputy special representative for Afghanistan

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received credentials of the new Indonesian Ambassador for Afghanistan Dr. Arief Rachman here on ... Full story

Only negotiations could tackle current tensions between Afghanistan, Pakistan: CE

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

Prof. Bawari appreciates int’l linguistics organization’s activities

 KABUL: Acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari met yesterday with chairman of Samar International Linguistics Organization David Pit BNA reported. In the ... Full story

Dr. Sadat asks youth to protect saplings for green environment

 KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat deputy minister of youth affairs asked the country’s youth to fulfill their social responsibilities though plantation of saplings and their protections, ... Full story

Jalal Noorani passes away

 KABUL: Journalist, well-known artist and writer of the country Jalal Noorani passed away yesterday that is coinciding with March 27th, the world day of theatre. He ... Full story

House votes in favor of security officials

 KABUL: Security bosses on Monday survived a no-trust vote from lawmakers after a terrorist attack on Sardar Mohammad Daud hospital in the heart of capital ... Full story

President Ghani, UK Foreign Secretary talk via phone

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson spoke via phone on Saturday evening. Both sides ... Full story

Regulation draft on digitalized TV networks’ management to be reviewed

 KABUL: Chaired by deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture Sayed Agha Hussain Fazil Sancharaki, a session was held to review regulation draft ... Full story

Eye-catching reforms made in justice, judicial system: GMIC

 KABUL: The Government Media and Information Center in response to the recent claim by the EU spokesperson on corruption in the judicial and justice system, ... Full story

33 Daesh killed in Nangarhar province

 JALALABAD: At least 33 Daesh terrorists were killed after Afghan Air Forces targeted militants’ hideouts in the Koot district of eastern Nangarhar province the other ... Full story

NSP completes 50 development projects in Paktia

 GARDEZ: The National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) has been completed 50 public utility projects at the cost of ... Full story

Russia meeting on Afghanistan needs tangible actions

 Afghanistan bears the brunt of terrorism and sustains heavy casualties and great loss annually. The heart-wrenching stories and life-threatening issues are unable to force tear ... Full story

Pakistan building border barriers to prevent terrorists’ influence

 Pakistan Chief of Army Staff has said that in order to prevent crossing of terrorists along the two countries joint borders, there was a need ... Full story

Strong pressure on Taliban force them to peace talks

 With the advent of the new solar year, discussion of war and peace would remain as one of the most important issues in Afghanistan. Due to ... Full story

1396 to be a landmark year for Afghanistan

 Afghanistan had passed a year full of ups and downs behind. However, it somehow followed with successes and achievements, but a number of politicians and ... Full story

WB to invest $200m in urban development sector

 The World Bank authorities have announced that they invest $200m for urban development in Afghanistan. At present the national capital Kabul with its more than ... Full story

Meat & dairies products increasing in Afghanistan

 Afghanistan is an agricultural country, but meat and dairies are still imported from neighboring countries despite of increasing meat and dairies products inside the country. ... Full story

Afghans keep their cultural heritages alive

 Nowruz or the first day of the New Year (Afghan calendar) is an ancient festival that has been celebrating during our long and glorious history ... Full story

US strike kills senior al-Qaeda leader behind deadly attacks

 A US counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaeda leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the ... Full story

MoPH launches aggressive national campaign to stop polio

 KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health yesterday launched the first spring round of National Immunization Days (NIDs) for polio eradication in 2017, a statement from ... Full story

Minister of Finance participates in Asia Annual Conference

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance has participated in Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference on 25 March 2017, the ministry said in a statement. They ... Full story

People gradually saying good bye to traditional media, Sancharaki

 KABUL: Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Publication Affairs, Sayed Hussain Fazel Sancharaki looked round the Radio Television of Afghanistan (RTA), BNA reported the ... Full story

Prof. Bawari seeking expansion of activities from Consultative Institute for Afghanistan Cultural Heritages

 KABUL: Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, acting minister of information and culture and deputy to the cultural affairs on Sunday asked for further expansion and cooperation ... Full story

Global coalition against Daesh

 Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition met in Washington on March 23rd to review and accelerate the campaign for the lasting defeat of Islamic States ... Full story

Wolesi Jirga to summon key security officials

 Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga or the house of people is expected to summon ministers of defense and interior as well as National Security Director over the ... Full story

Iraqi army forces pause Mosul operation for civilian protection

 Iraqi government forces, backed by allied fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units, have ceased their joint operations to flush Takfiri Daesh militants out of their ... Full story

UN assures full support to Afghanistan

 NEW YORK: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salahuddin Rabbani met with the United Nations Secretary-General Antynio Guterres at the UN headquarters in New York here the ... Full story

Afghanistan receives AIIB membership

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met ýJin Liqun, President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing of China on 23rd March 2017, the ... Full story

Afghans’ migration discussed with Turkish delegation

 KABUL: Deputy Minister for Management and Resources of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nasir Ahmad Andisha met a Turkish delegation led by the General Director of ... Full story

Afghanistan based US forces vows to uproot IS militants in 2017

 KABUL: The U.S. military in Afghanistan is stepping up its fight against the growing Islamic State branch in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, vowing the defeat the ... Full story

Pakistan to participate in Moscow conference on Afghanistan

 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will participate in a conference to be held over Afghanistan in Moscow, the country’s Foreign Office confirmed to media. Spokesperson for the Pakistan’s Foreign ... Full story

Taliban commander among 6 rebels held in Herat

 HERAT: Six Taliban, including the group commander, has been arrested in western Herat province, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Saturday. The suspected ... Full story

MoE’s new plans aim to improve education in 1396

 Reporting on vast agricultural plans in 1396, the spokesperson to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said the ministry was intended to launch ... Full story

Lines Written on Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

 Hey Silly bird! Listen frank Live here, and die here, The penthouse might be stink, Sourness and wasteland is to bear;   Own brackish water is better than other’s sweet ... Full story

Sapling plantation for green Afghanistan

 Greenery and freshness is one of the biggest God sent gifts to which the mankind health is dependent. On the other hand greenery and sapling ... Full story

MAIL plans to improve agriculture in Afghanistan, spokesperson

 Reporting on vast agricultural plans in 1396, the spokesperson to the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said the ministry was intended to launch ... Full story

Statement by Ministers of Global Coalition against ISIS

 Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani participated in the   Anti-ISIS Global Coalition Ministerial Meeting that was held at the U.S Department of State. This meeting was attended ... Full story

ANDSF to suppress anybody taking arm against government & opposing constitution, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani paid a visit to General Command of National Special Police Units (GCSPU) and met high-ranking officers and soldiers of the ... Full story

Government determines to support media, writers: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met a number of journalists, editor-in-chiefs of the country’s media, representatives of the journalists’ supporting agencies, government spokespersons and writers ... Full story

Caroline Mcmackin granted Afghan Citizenship

 KABUL: Afghan government awarded citizenship to an American woman who has been residing in Afghanistan for the past 38 years. The Office of the President, said ... Full story

“One million children expected be enrolled in schools this year,” Minister Balkhi

 KABUL: The school bell was officially rung on Thursday in Kabul to announce the launch of the new academic year. Minister of Education Asadullah Hanif Balkhi, ... Full story

Afghanistan condemns UK terror attack

 KABUL: The government of Afghanistan has strongly condemned a terror attack near Britain parliament that killed five people and injured few others, the Presidential Palace ... Full story

President Ghani hints at farmers’ key role in Afghanistan development

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the policy of domestic agricultural products consumption would be expanded from the defense ministry to other government institutions ... Full story

President emphasizes on universities’ connection through fiber optic

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a session was held Wednesday to discuss quality of higher education in the country. In the session, minister ... Full story

“We witness change in labor generation,” President Ghani

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a session was held Wednesday at presidential palace to discuss vocational and technical education. In the session, senior ... Full story

MoIC marks Nawruz

 KABUL: A ceremony was held Tuesday by Ministry of Information and Culture in Babur Shah Garden to mark the national and historic Nawruz festival. In the ... Full story

Pak-Afghan cooperation critical to eliminate terrorism: Ambassador Hussain

 KABUL: Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan, Syed Abrar Hussain, has underscored the need for close cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan to address the common challenges of ... Full story

Nawruz arrives amid fear of insurgency

 Nawruz, the first day of spring of each new Persian year and Jashne-Dehqan, the second day of the same season, usually lasting two weeks in ... Full story

Nawroz in traditions of Afghanistan people

 Nawroz Festival, which is the most ancient and historic festivals of Afghanistan, has been celebrated by people from diverse ethno-linguistic communities since Jamshid King, according ... Full story

Germany assures continued military presence in Afghanistan

 Reporting about their continued support to Afghanistan, Germany assured it will continue military presence alongside US in Afghanistan.  German Chancellor said all countries had equal view ... Full story

Afghan security forces need on-time equipment

 President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during telephone conversation with provincial security officials said the country’s security forces needed enough and ... Full story

Afghans celebrate the New Year without independency to Pak border reopen

 KABUL: Aziz Khanzada like many other young Afghans has come back to his home in Kabul from Kandahar where he is a second year medicine ... Full story

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

 Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll’s founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music’s joy and rebellion in such classics as “Johnny B. Goode,” ‘‘Sweet ... Full story

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

 Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll’s founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music’s joy and rebellion in such classics as “Johnny B. Goode,” ‘‘Sweet ... Full story

First meeting of Supreme Board on Appointment of Senior Defense, Security Officers held to introduce head, members

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the high board for appointment of senior defense and security officers held first session to introduce head and ... Full story

President Ghani meets Baghlan elders, representatives

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with a number of Baghlan elders and representatives, during which he expressed condolence and sympathy over ... Full story

Journalists reflect people voices, CE

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said that media and journalists were one of the terrorist groups’ goals, because they have realized the power of ... Full story

VP Danesh meets Iranian ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh in a meeting with Iranian ambassador to Kabul discussed key issues including trade and transit roads the other day, ... Full story

15 militants killed in Kunduz

  KUNDUZ: At least 15 Taliban militants were killed and 12 injured during separate clashes with army in three Afghan northern provinces within 24 hours, ... Full story

MoF calls on White House to confirm increasing troops in Afghanistan

 KABUL: The Ministry of Foreign (MoF) demands White House to confirm the Gen. Nicholson’s plan about increasing the number of US troops in Afghanistan. The acting ... Full story

Ministry of Agriculture’s achievements eye-catching in 2016, officials

 Afghanistan Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock said that it had gained more achievements in the last one year in the country’s 34 provinces. Lutfullah Rashed, spokesman ... Full story

The History, Philosophy and Spirituality of Now-Roz

 Introduction: Now-Roz in Persian literally “New Day” is the first day of the Solar Hijri calendar. Although, every morning falling of the sunbeam across the earth ... Full story

New educational year to begin amid closure of hundreds of schools

 The new educational year will start in time while hundreds schools closed due to insecurity and threat of terrorist groups across the country.  BNA analyst analyzing ... Full story

Global support to Afghanistan important

 The progress Afghanistan had recently made in the interrelated economic, security and political areas should neither be undervalued nor breed complacency, and the international community ... Full story

Afghanistan moving toward constructive diplomacy, ambassador

 Afghanistan’s foreign policy is getting better by each passing day, as it has the capacity of a normal diplomacy right now.  There is no doubt that ... Full story

Israel says will continue hitting Hezbollah in Syria

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said in brazen remarks that his regime will continue to conduct military attacks against Hezbollah targets inside Syria, a ... Full story

President Ghani phones provincial officials over security

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held yesterday telephone contacts with Faryab’s 1st brigade commander Gen. Janat Gul, Kunar’s Marawara base commander Col. Sayed Aziz, 1st ... Full story

National sapling plantation program kicks off in Kabul

 KABUL: National sapling plantation program for new solar year and Kabul greenbelt project titled ‘support and respect ANDSF’ were launched yesterday by chief executive Dr. ... Full story

New Panjshir governor introduced

 KABUL: Special envoy to President on reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Masoud participated in introductory ceremony of Panjshir newly-appointed governor Eng. Kamal Nizami. In his ... Full story

Hekmat Karzai discusses bilateral ties with Azerbaijani counterpart

 KABUL: Deputy Foreign Minister, Hekmat Khalil Karzai met with the Deputy Foreign Minister for economic affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mahmud Ahmad Mammad-Guliyev here ... Full story

US, Germany to continue Afghan mission

 WASHINGTON: The United States President Donald Trump and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed to continue to work together in Afghanistan and against ISIS. “I ... Full story

Afghans hail productive talks on border tension, terror

 Pakistan shut its border to all communications with Afghanistan, after a series of deadly terrorist attacks left more than 100 dead and many others injured, ... Full story

Military hospital carnage issue should be discussed once revealed

 The main suspects behind the bloody incident, in which over 100 people have been reportedly killed and dozens other injured should be made clear and ... Full story

Relations with Central Asian countries in Afghanistan’s interest, lawmakers

 In fact, common threats have caused the leaders of the national unity government to strive for further tightening relations with Central Asian countries than ever.  According ... Full story

War the only monster grab media development

Due to the long vicious wars and insecurities, despite the rapid current expansion of knowledge and communications no tangible progress has been still seen in the state-run media, since more than 41 years of my work for The Kabul Times daily, said Mir Ahmad Shah, a retired media expert in an exclusive interview as follow: ... Full story

“Judiciary Force essential element for political, social and economic stability,” President Ghani

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended the last day of a seminar organized by Supreme Court in Kabul the ... Full story

Attack on Sardar Mohammad Dawoud Khan Hospital not justifiable in any religion, AUC

 KABUL: In a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan Ulama Council (AUC) while flaying the Kabul recent terrorist attacks said that attack on Sardar ... Full story

“No meddling should be allowed in security, defense sectors,” President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a meeting held at the presidential palace the other day, with the senior security and defense forces’ officers hailed ... Full story

MoIC appreciates Innovator youth

 KABUL: In a ceremony, the ministry of information and culture, with the acting minister, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bavari appreciated a number of youth innovated unprecedented ... Full story

CE, MoIC congratulate Journalist Day

 KABUL: CE Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and the leadership of the ministry of information and culture warmly congratulated Hoot 27 (coinciding March 27) as the Journalist ... Full story

AGO addresses 2400 cases of violence against women this year

 Attorney General Office (AGO) has declared that more than 2400 cases of violence against women have been addressed this year.  In a press conference, Zarghona Mostaghfar, ... Full story

Afghan-Pak bilateral regional relations

 Since long times Afghanistan and Pakistan have very close cultural, social, economic and security relations. Due to wars and conflicts, the Afghans were forced to ... Full story

New hopes for joint cooperation among NUG leaders

 After two years of national unity government, officials of the government took new steps for joint cooperation in appointments, authorizations, concessions, suspensions and distribution of ... Full story

President Ghani chairs High Council on Urban Development

 KABUL: The High Urban Development Council with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair discussed registration of the construction companies, challenges before municipalities, development of ... Full story

Jihad fatwa unlawful in Afghanistan, Kashaf

 KABUL: Afghanistan Throughout Ulama Council Chairman, Mawlavi Qeyamuddin Kashaf in a meeting with CE, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah condemned the recent terrorist attack on military hospital ... Full story

MoIC marks Int’l Women Day

 KABUL: International Women Day was marked in the International Press Hall of the ministry of information and culture, during which Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, the ... Full story

MoIC marks Int’l Women Day

 KABUL: International Women Day was marked in the International Press Hall of the ministry of information and culture, during which Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, the ... Full story

Chicago University’s Oriental Institute, MoIC discuss mutual cooperation

 KABUL: Head of the US institute of Eastern Studies of the University of Chicago, Gil Steen pointing to the results of the imitative training in ... Full story

10 Haqqani members killed in Paktika

 KABUL: As many as 10 insurgents of Haqqani militant faction were killed the other day after Afghan security forces struck their position in the country’s ... Full story

DIAG process might have been strengthened for a sure lasting security

 In the past more than one and half decades, illegal armed groups have been said to be disarmed through a process named DIAG or Disarmament ... Full story

What was impetus of Herat uprising, why people killed?

 Most of the people of Afghanistan call Herat city as an ancient city because of its bright and historic past, while a number of others ... Full story

Asian countries counter-extremism conference held in Bangladesh

 The International Conference of the Asian Countries Senior Security Officials has been held in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. The conference was attended by delegates ... Full story

Spokespersons report successful implementation of development projects

 In a joint press conference held recently, the spokespersons of the relevant ministries said that amid growing insecurities, many development projects have been completed in ... Full story

Nawruz celebration in Herat

 Nawruz is generally celebrated in Afghanistan. Also known as Farmer’s Day, the observances usually last two weeks, culminating on the first day of the Afghan ... Full story

President Ghani stresses on complete polio eradication, transparency in entry test

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani talked yesterday to governors of 34 provinces in particular related to complete eradication of polio and holding entry test through ... Full story

HEC discusses Gulbahar investment, women chamber of commerce

 KABUL: The High Economic Council (HEC) with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair discussed Gulbahar firm’s investment of 3.1 billion USD, establishment of women’s ... Full story

VP Danesh asks int’l community to seriously follow matters related to elections

 KABUL: The second vice president, Sarwar Danesh met, Pernille Dahler Kardel, deputy special representative for United Nation’s Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) here yesterday, BNA ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah introduces new MoIC deputy ministers

 KABUL: Chief Executive of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah introduced Sayed Aqa Fazel Sancharaki as deputy minister of publication and Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi ... Full story

Any program to bring positive changes would be supported: Dr. Kamal Sadat

 KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat deputy minister of youth affairs in a meeting with representative of the UNDP emphasized on drafting of a project on youth ... Full story

SFD vows to support infrastructural projects in Afghanistan

 KABUL: Deputy Foreign Minister for Management and Resources Dr. Naseer Ahmad Andisha met with the chairman of the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) Yousef Ibrahim ... Full story

Afghans mass forced returns against int’l conventions

 The government of Pakistan has recently decided to use any means to expel the Afghan refugees. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ... Full story

Wolesi Jirga’s move to probe military officials’ negligence commendable

 As many as 50 people, mostly hospital doctors and personnel have been killed and dozens sustained heavy and light injuries, when a group of suicide ... Full story

Kabul residents concerning over increasing armed robberies, kidnappings

 A number of Kabul residents in an interview with The Kabul Times correspondent expressed their serious concern over increasing armed robberies and kidnappings in the ... Full story

500 fruit orchards to be kicked off in Jawzjan

 KABUL: Over 500 fruit orchards are expected to be planted in northern province of Jawzjan, under the National horticulture and Livestock program, officials said the ... Full story

Two historical monuments discovered in Baghlan

 There are over 5000 historical monuments in the country most of posing to danger of destruction including 28 in Baghlan requiring rebuilding urgently. In an ... Full story

Protestors take down Dutch flag at Istanbul consulate

 Protestors briefly took down the Dutch flag at The Netherlands' consulate in Istanbul on Sunday and replaced it with a Turkish one, AFP journalists saw, ... Full story

President Ghani meets Agha Khan Foundation’s graduated doctors

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met on Sunday with fourteen doctors graduated after completing trainings in seven different sections ... Full story

“We should have the best election system,” President Ghani

 KABUL: Following a sequence of preparatory meetings on elections, a meeting was convened the other day in the Presidential Palace in which IEC officials and ... Full story

Conference held to mark cultural heritages protection day, with NUG leaders’ messages

 KABUL: A conference was held to mark the county’s cultural heritages, in which messages of the leaders of the national unity government had been read ... Full story

Saleh appointed state minister for reforms in security sector, Sancharakai as deputy MoIC minister

 KABUL: Under the presidential decree Amrullah Saleh has been appointed as state minister for reforms in security sector and Sancharaki as deputy minister for information ... Full story

What procedures could save Afghanistan from ongoing crisis?

 Afghanistan, one of Islamic countries of the Middle East, has suffered numerous pains and losses due to continued war and become battleground for eagers of ... Full story

Necessary measures to be taken for Nawruz celebration, officials

 Security and cultural officials in northern Balkh province reported on taking necessary measures for Nawroz celebration.  Mohammad Salih Khaliq, head of information and culture department in ... Full story

Afghan officials attend PDAC Int’l convention, trade show in Toronto

 Officials of the ministries of mines and petroleum, commerce and industries and US Embassy were attended in annual PDAC International Trade Show recently held in ... Full story

Conference seeks ways to safeguard space for free media in Afghanistan

 KABUL: A one day conference initiated by the Swedish embassy on ‘Safeguarding the space for free media in Afghanistan’ was held at European Union Headquarter ... Full story

Unauthorized forces in Syria are invaders: Syrian president

 President Bashar Assad says all foreign troops deployed to his country without the approval of the Syrian government are invaders, apparently referring to US and ... Full story

President welcomes construction plan of hospital by Agha Khan Foundation

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with ambassador of Karim Aghan Khan Noor Jahan Mawani and her accompanying delegation at presidential palace. Mrs. Mawani ... Full story

Nadiri introduced as IARCSC chief

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has introduced Nadir Nadiri as new chief for Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC). In a ceremony held ... Full story

Bawari assures to address Kandahar youths’ problems

 KABUL: Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, deputy minister of cultural affairs and acting minister of information and culture met with members of youth consultative council of ... Full story

Nabi, Rashid picked for CPL matches

 Two Afghan cricket athletes Mohammad Nabi Isakhel and Rashid Khan have been purchased for Caribbean Premier League of West Indies. According to reports, Rashid Khan has ... Full story

MoF briefs media on 2016 achievements

 KABUL: Ajmal Abdul Rahimzai, Public Relation director and spokesperson for Ministry of Finance provided information regarding the achievements of Ministry of Finance in year 2016 ... Full story

Marking Int’l Women’s Day example of unprecedented solidarity worldwide

Choosing a day as women’s day has been discussed for the first time during struggles by New York women chanting the slogan of polling right ... Full story

Afghanistan; a better place for girls

 Saeeda Sadat, 18, and Fershta Bakhtiari, 16, are those girls who have been lucky enough to live in the new era of Afghanistan where the ... Full story

Bread and Peace

(Not only a Slogan but the Soul of International Women Day) ... Full story

Syrian children turn to suicide, self-harm amid horrors of war

 Children living in war-torn Syria, some as young as 12, are self-harming, taking drugs, and attempting suicide to escape the horrors they have endured after ... Full story

National session of Access to Information held

Experts needed to solve access to information problem within administrations, Mostafavi Information is the people right and should be shared via media, Naderi Govt. should share information based on law, Dashti ... Full story

RSF opens first center for protection of Afghan women journalists

 KABUL: On the eve of International Women’s Day, Reporters without Borders (RSF) announced opening of Afghanistan’s first center for the protection of women journalists here ... Full story

Some memories of Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim

 Have you ever realized some people characters, whom are being totally changed when they took or reach a position? The people use word ‘drop-drunk’ on ... Full story

Women’s political partnership

 If we have a glance at the past, since long time, women have been considered as a fair sex, sensitive and sometimes weak due to ... Full story

Overall condition of Ghor cultural heritage

 Ghor, one of the country’s central provinces, is a low-developed province. When we talk about Ghor’s historic monuments, we think of Jam Minaret considered one ... Full story

200k civilians displaced since Mosul operation started: IOM

 A high-profile NGO says more than 200,000 civilians have been displaced since the onset of the operation to liberate the northern Iraqi city of Mosul ... Full story

President warns against meddling in future elections

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the first joint session of the parliament’s seventh year and 16th legal term here yesterday morning and in his ... Full story

Women still facing discrimination, harassment in working environment, CE

 KABUL: Chief Executive Office has celebrated World Women Day.  In a ceremony held on this occasion with participation of high-ranking government female officials in Kabul, chief ... Full story

ARTF’s first meeting praises Afghanistan progress

 KABUL: The Meeting of Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) Co-chaired by Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance and Shubham Chaudhari, country director for the World Bank ... Full story

Minister Hakimi discusses parliamentary elections with officials of electoral bodies

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met ambassadors and representatives of the United States of America, Germany, Norway, England, Japan, European Union and United State ... Full story

Frustrated with neighbor, Afghanistan to airlift stranded Afghans

 After long wait and disappointing border closure, the country’s ambassador to Islamabad has asked government to shift Afghans stranded in Pakistan back to the country, ... Full story

Ultimately controversial article in population registration law amended and initialed by president

 One and half year ago, the second vice president office had  announced that distribution of E-IDs will be started soon. In that time president Ghani ... Full story

MoI new appointments effective in ensuring security

  To improve security situation, the ministry of interior (MoI) reported on new changes in some posts in the center and other provinces of the ... Full story

Foreign aids imperative in economic growth

 Afghanistan is ramping up investment in economic growth as part of an effort to stabilize the country’s security situation while moving away from dependence on ... Full story

Kunar cultural heritages need to be renovated

 Kunar, a mountainous province of the country, has cultural heritages as historic mosques and shrines having more than 400 years history and need to be ... Full story

Women in the course of history

 Vast discussions have always been taking place in the course history on the position of women in different human societies and have calculated value of ... Full story

Mystery over revised travel ban Donald Trump expected to sign

 President Donald Trump is expected to sign a revised travel ban on Monday, but it is unclear what changes he plans to make. This comes just ... Full story

President Ghani calls for better water management

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on Sunday emphasized on appropriate management of water and asked neighboring countries not to ... Full story

Govt. to work on Badakhshan civil, military organizations, CE

 KABUL: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with the head and members of the provincial council of Badakhshan and ... Full story

Development programs needed to be effectively implemented, VP Danesh

 KABUL: Presidential Press Office in a statement quoting the country’s Second-Vice President, Sarwar Danesh said the issue of amending Lal and Sarjangal district of central ... Full story

Women International Day marked

 KABUL: Women International Day was observed in the Ministry of Hajj and Islamic Affairs, respecting the high position of women as half part of the ... Full story

Culture heritage supporters appreciated

 KABUL: Deputy Information and Culture on Art Affairs, Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, in a meeting attended by a number of culturists, writers and cultural heritages supporter ... Full story

3rd State reporting connecting to Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discriminations against Women starts

 KABUL: First technical meeting of the committee leadership reporting about the implementation of convention on elimination of all forms of discriminations against women was held ... Full story

G-7 warns Pakistan to seriously fight terrorism, extremism

 G-7 has warned Pakistan to end its support from terrorist groups, otherwise will be face in to a commercial and even political isolation in the ... Full story

Continued US, allies support of Afghanistan a must to curb militancy

 Since the attacks of September 11, the United States has engaged in and with Afghanistan in pursuit of common strategic interests. US cooperation with the ... Full story

Drivers with laser lights in vehicles to face law, officials

 Ministry of interior has said it would legally pursue drivers with illegal laser lights in their vehicles, as the officials said such a trend would ... Full story

Greenery; key for environment protection

 In fact, spring is a plantation season to protect environment of negative impacts imposed by climate changes natural disasters. Annually, to beautify the environment, the ... Full story

Saudi King Salman calls for intensified efforts to root out terrorism

 King Salman on Thursday called for an intensified and united fight against terrorism. The call came in his speech to Indonesia’s parliament during the second ... Full story

Contracts for construction of Barikaab township signed

 KABUL: Head of Capital Zone Independent Development Authority (CZIDA) Elham Omar Hotaki signed contracts for construction of Barikaab economic and development township with Co -3, ... Full story

President Ghani, McMaster discuss Afghanistan security situation on phone

 KABUL: The US national security advisor, General Herbert Raymond McMaster, on Friday night talked with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani through telephone, a statement from Presidential ... Full story

FM Rabbani meets UNAMA’s Yamamoto

 KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met UN Secretary General’s special envoy to Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto here yesterday, a MoFA statement said. At the outset, ... Full story

Minister Hakimi meets IMF mission, discusses economic & financial reforms

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission officials here yesterday, the ministry said in a statement.  Both sides discussed implementation ... Full story

Artist, Afghan pure music should never be forgotten, Dr. Sadat

 KABUL: Directorate of Music for Information and Culture held yesterday a program aiming at enhancement of skills of music students. In opening ceremony of the program ... Full story

High commission on prevention of violence against women holds session

 KABUL: In 71st session of high commission on prevention of violence against women, work negligence of relevant institutions was hinted and acceleration for investigation of ... Full story

MoI makes major appointments in key positions

 KABUL: In line with direction of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has appointed eight officers, a statement from the ministry said ... Full story

Dr. Sadat meets members of commission on access to information

 KABUL: Acting minister of information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat in a meeting with members of commission on access to information recalled of the ministry’s ... Full story

Palmyra to-and-fro is like watching ‘Tom and Jerry’: Syrian opposition

Syria’s opposition refused Thursday to hail the Damascus regime’s recapture of Palmyra from ISIS militants, calling both sides terrorists and saying it was like watching ... Full story

E-Tazkira to bring efficiency, transparency

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Thursday endorsed draft amendments to Article 6 of the controversial Population Registration Act, allowing the mention of words “Afghan” and ... Full story

Reading culture leads Afghanistan towards development: spokesperson

The reading culture has been fading out among the youth and the new generation doesn’t have much interest to it, but the officials of the ... Full story

Social media importance

Using social networks such as, facebook, twitter etc. have become very popular among the people in entire world countries, through which they exchange or share ... Full story

Ministry of Urban Development & Housing takes responsibility of govt. construction projects

The ministry of urban development and housing has taken responsibility of government reconstruction projects. In an exclusive interview with The Kabul Times, Nilofar Langar, the ... Full story

President Ghani endorses draft amendments of Population Registration Act in cabinet meeting

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani ratified draft amendments of Article 6 of the Population Registration Law, allowing the mention ... Full story

President Ghani chairs commander-in-chief meeting

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan chaired the meeting of the Commander-in-Chief  here in the Presidential Palace, where some key security issues have ... Full story

Warimach appointed as head of IEC Secretariat

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani appointed Imam Mohammad Warimach as head of Independent Election Commission (IEC) Secretariat, his office ... Full story

President praises US assistance to Afghanistan

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with US acting special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, during which both sides ... Full story

Youth role imperative to reinforce security forces, Dr. Sadat

KABUL: On the occasion of Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) day, a ceremony was held at the Kabul Police Chief Office the other ... Full story

MoIC signs 38 MoU with private higher education institutes

KABUL: Dr. Kamal Sadat, the acting minister of information and culture and deputy to youth affairs signed 38 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with private higher ... Full story

President funds one of Tala Barfak mine injuries

KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani provided funds for treatment of a Tala Barafak Mine injury, said Bakhatar News Agency ... Full story

GMIC launches new change management & capacity development strategy

KABUL: The Office of the Chief Advisor to the President on Public and Strategic Affairs launched a new Change Management and Capacity Development Strategy for ... Full story

President Ghani flays Kabul suicide bombings

KABUL: Enemies of the Afghan people once again committed a heinous crime as a result of which a number of our compatriots were martyred and ... Full story