HIA peace deal; paradigm for other warring factions

 Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan leader, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar appeared on Friday and was his first appearance after years in hiding, and seven months after he signed a historic ... Full story

UN mission hails Afghanistan’s fight against corruption

 The Afghan government tries to launch serious war on corruption and has set up a number of bodies in this direction that according to NUG ... Full story

Public support key to ensure security, MoD

 Hinting to better ensuring security throughout the country, officials of the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said praising and people support of the Afghan security forces ... Full story

Taliban not a political movement

 The recent terrorist incidents and claiming the responsibility by Taliban made some political figures to change their stance against Taliban and acknowledge that they are ... Full story

Mohammad Nabi interview: Afghanistan no longer feel pressure while facing top international teams

 Sport has seen an abundance of great underdog stories in the last couple of years and one such story has been the rise of Afghanistan ... Full story

President Ghani praises ANSF jihad against terrorism

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani addressing an event marking 25th years of Mujahidin victory here on Saturday in Kabul said the country was in a ... Full story

You can’t rule Afghanistan by force: Hekmatyar tells Taliban

 KABUL: The Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader addressing a gathering asked Taliban to join peace process and give up war and militancy in the country, BNA ... Full story

Historic slides submitted to MoIC

 KABUL: In presence of acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, some historic slides of Afghanistan historic views’ pictures have been submitted ... Full story

HIA deal eased through Afghan-owned peace process: statement

 KABUL: The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan welcomed the leader of Hezb-e-Islami, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to his country, a presidential statement said, adding his ... Full story

Afghan journalists safety committee receives int’l press award

 KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has considered the international press award granted to Afghan journalist safety committee as achievement. The committee has received ... Full story

32-km road inaugurated in Farah

 32-km road has been inaugurated in western Farah province that connects Jawen district to the center of the province, officials said. The Minister of Public ... Full story

Daesh commander detained in Zabul

  A Daesh commander was detained in Zabul province the other day. General Mirwais Nowrozi police chief of Zabul province told BNA, Khalid Akhondzada a commander ... Full story

Malikzad appointed Afghanistan ambassador to Bangladesh

 KABUL: Based on proposal of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and approval of presidential office, Abdul Qayoum Malikzad, one of the country’s top politicians and culturists, ... Full story

Afghanistan’s progress in fight against corruption

 A new UN report released yesterday stated that Afghan government has made headway in their fight against corruption with enormous challenges still remained. The United ... Full story

President Ghani, CE Abdullah receive Australian PM

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull and a high-ranking delegation, his office ... Full story

British ambassador assures continued support to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with British ambassador to Kabul at his office on Tuesday, his office said in a statement.  In the meeting, ... Full story

Infighting kills 25 Taliban in Herat

 HERAT CITY: As many as 57 Taliban militants have been killed or wounded in an infighting in western Shindand district of Herat province, officials said ... Full story

Urozgan airstrike killed 23 militants

 TRINKOT: Nearly 23 insurgents were killed during an airstrike by Afghan security forces in Uruzgan province, said 205 Atal Corps in a statement on Tuesday. According ... Full story

Suicide car bomb attack near military base in Khost province

 A suicide car bomb attack has taken place close to a military in Southeastern Khost province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed the incident ... Full story

Suicide car bomb attack near military base in Khost province

 A suicide car bomb attack has taken place close to a military in Southeastern Khost province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed the incident ... Full story

Negligence towards ANSF intolerable

 The insecurity and targeting of the innocent people as well as the security forces in holy places such as mosques in various parts of the ... Full story

Investigation on HIA inmates ended

 Officials of Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) said the investigation process on the group’s prisoners has been completed and there was not any obstacle before releasing 70 ... Full story

Turkmenistan to host 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

 Sport is an effective and flexible instrument for the promotion of peace and development. The outcome document of the United Nations Summit for the post-2015 ... Full story

Kabul’s Old City Slows Down but Keeps Breathing

 Kabul today, with a population of more than five million, is totally different from the past. Kabul’s Old city with long history, political game changers, ... Full story

Chaotic situation of Kabul stadium

 The foundation stone of Kabul sport stadium or as it is known among pubic to “Ghazi Stadium” was laid down during the premiership of late ... Full story

Thousands of ex-Taliban militants may have entered Germany: Report

 A report claims that thousands of Afghan refugees suspected to be former Taliban militants may have entered Germany over the past two years. German weekly news ... Full story

This year’s Book Day to be celebrated after Jalal Noorani

 KABUL: The Golden Reed Academy and the Book City (Shahr-e-Ketab) jointly celebrated the book day and honored a number of writers and poets during a ... Full story

Expanding access to vaccines crucial to save children lives

  KABUL: World Immunization Week launched yesterday in Afghanistan by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), WHO and UNICEF, together with national and international partners ... Full story

Japan to provide over $3. 6 million for ‘Economic and Social Development Program’ in Afghanistan

 KABUL: The Government of Japan decided to provide JPY 400 million (equivalent to over $3.6 million) for the Economic and Social Development Program in Afghanistan, ... Full story

Japan to provide over $3. 6 million for ‘Economic and Social Development Program’ in Afghanistan

 KABUL: The Government of Japan decided to provide JPY 400 million (equivalent to over $3.6 million) for the Economic and Social Development Program in Afghanistan, ... Full story

Airstrikes kill 5 al-Qaeda members in Zabul

 QALAT: At least ten militants, including five members of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, were killed in a series of airstrikes in southern Zabul province. The ... Full story

Airstrikes kill 5 al-Qaeda members in Zabul

 QALAT: At least ten militants, including five members of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, were killed in a series of airstrikes in southern Zabul province. The ... Full story

Airstrikes kill 5 al-Qaeda members in Zabul

 QALAT: At least ten militants, including five members of the al-Qaeda terrorist network, were killed in a series of airstrikes in southern Zabul province. The ... Full story

28 Daesh insurgents killed in Nangarhar security operations

 JAJALABAD: At least 28 militants of the ISIL militant group were killed during the ongoing Hamza counter-terrorism operations in Nangarhar. Local government officials in Nangarhar confirmed ... Full story

Accuracy in ANSF’s recruitment a must

 Taliban are using terrorism as a specific tactic to further promote their malicious ideological and political horrendous designs. Taliban established a regime that was based ... Full story

World Bank’s MIGA insuring Afghan companies

 The World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has so far insured three major companies in Afghanistan in a bid to promote foreign direct ... Full story

World celebrating International Earth Day

 Each year, April 22 is marked as International Earth Day. The Idea for a day to focus on the environment was proposed by John MacKanel, ... Full story

Calling Taliban ‘political movement’ in contrast to national interest

 Kabul (BNA)   Any foreign countries or domestic political circles, who consider Taliban a political movement, persecute to the blood of thousands of martyrs of ... Full story

Iran equips IRGC Navy with new anti-ship cruise missiles

 The Navy of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is now in receipt of a new anti-ship cruise missile, which the country’s defense minister says ... Full story

Afghanistan never return to dark days, VP Danesh

 KABUL: The youth national symposium for sustainable development attended by a number of youth, representatives of international organizations, civil society activists, men of culture and ... Full story

WB praises Afghan govt.’s women empowerment programs

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Kristalina Georgieva, the World Bank Chief Executive Officer, on the sidelines of the World Bank Group/IMF Spring Meetings ... Full story

Afghanistan mourns martyrs of Shaheen 209 corps terrorist attack today

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani issuing a decree announced Sunday (today) as the national mourning day, to pay tribute to the martyrs of Shaheen 209 ... Full story

NUG leaders condemn Balkh’s Shaheen Corps attack

 KABUL: A press release issued by the presidential press office said terrorists once again committed crime with attacking the Mosque and targeting soldiers of 209 ... Full story

U.S. Military confirms killing of Taliban’s leader in Kunduz

 KUNDUZ: U.S. Forces in Afghanistan confirmed killing of Qari Tayeb, once known as the Taliban shadow governor for Takhar, in an air strike in Archi ... Full story

Special Forces best option to ensure security, MoD

 Amid growing insecurities in a number of provinces, the Afghan security forces could act more successful and have attained eye-catching achievements over the last years.  Lauding ... Full story

US warns Afghan neighbors to give up proxy war

 President Trumps NSA tries to attract regional cooperation too beside world attempts to end war on terror in Afghanistan but if the regional particularly neighboring ... Full story

Low services of govt., private hospitals concerning

 It is believed that Afghanistan people spend $ 240 million annually for treatment of their patients outside of the country as health services are poor ... Full story

Damascus 100% certain Turkey supplies chemical arms to Syria militants: Assad

 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has slammed neighboring Turkey for the supply of chemical agents to foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants fighting to topple the Damascus government, stressing ... Full story

President Ghani meets war victims’ families

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday offered his condolences to families of victims of recent Kabul terrorist attacks and stressed timely solution to their ... Full story

NSA meets Ukrainian non-resident ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: National Security Advisor, Mohammad Hanif Atmar met the other day with Ukraine’s non-resident ambassador to Kabul. In the meeting, expansion of relations between the two ... Full story

Afghanistan, China sign optic fiber agreement

 KABUL: Acting Communications and Information Technology minister Sayed Ahmad Shah Sadat has signed an agreement with his Chinese counterpart Miao Wei in Beijing on linking ... Full story

Eight dead after insurgents attack army headquarters

 Two security force Ranger vehicles managed to penetrate multiple layers of protection at the Afghan National Army’s 209 Shaheen Corps Headquarters in Balkh province on ... Full story

Extensive efforts needed to fight corruption

 There is no doubt in the fact that corruption hampers development, peace and security and Afghanistan stands as a clear example. Rampant corruption in the ... Full story

Corruption & narcotics; two obstacles before Afghanistan development

 Corruption and narcotics are two phenomena which have created obstacles and problems for Afghanistan development and expansion. Recently, the government of Afghanistan has taken serious ... Full story

Uruzgan historical monuments falling into ruin

 Uruzgan is a mountainous and green province with lots of historical sites and monuments, but unfortunately, due to insecurity, they are facing with destruction. Head of ... Full story

VP Danesh meets north, northeast elders, culturists

 KABUL: A number of north and northeastern elders, culturists and university graduates met with Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh on Tuesday, the VP office said ... Full story

First Lady urges protection of girls against child, forced marriages

 KABUL: First Lady Rula Ghani on Tuesday called for the protection of Afghan girls against child marriages, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.  According to her, forced ... Full story

Provincial budgeting policy begins in four ministries

 KABUL: Ministry of Finance (MoF) officials during a symposium on the provincial budgeting policy said that this year four ministries started implementing the policy and ... Full story

Parwan’s Judas tree festival attracts more tourists

 During spring season that Judas tree flower blossom on Gulghondi (Flower Hill) in Chahrikar the provincial capital of Parwan province, thousands countrymen, women with their ... Full story

McMaster’s Afghanistan visit to help speed up war on terror

 The US has decided to accelerate cooperation with the Afghan government for elimination of terrorism and would not let terrorists to create problems to Afghans, ... Full story

Pakistan’s role crucial in restoration of peace in Afghanistan

 Political tensions and mistrust between Afghanistan and Pakistan is detrimental to security situation within both countries. The government of Afghanistan and its nation expect Pakistan ... Full story

NUG’s rule of law achievements, challenges

 Rule of law is one of the issues which have attracted attention of lawyers and other political and economical experts. National unity government has also ... Full story

U.S. should further equip ANSF, National Assembly

 Following US National Security Advisor visit to Afghanistan, a number of National Assembly members said that the government should satisfy President Trump to further equip ... Full story

Mass evacuation in Syria postponed after blast kills 80 children

 The evacuation of more than 3,000 Syrians that was scheduled to take place Sunday from four areas as part of a population transfer has been ... Full story

NPC approves 16 contracts worth 11.2 billion Afghanis

 KABUL: The National Procurement Commission with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair approved 16 contracts worth 11.2 billion Afghanis during a session attended by ... Full story

US, Int’l community to continue supporting Afghanistan, VP

 KABUL: Vice President Sarwar Danesh has stressed that support of the international community as Afghanistan’s international partners in particular U.S. from Afghanistan government remained unchanged ... Full story

Prof. Bawari chairs consultative session

 KABUL: Chaired by Acting Minister of Information and Culture Prof. Rasoul Bawari, a consultative session was held yesterday for expansion of cooperation between the ministry ... Full story

Parwan, Samangan provincial information, culture directors appreciated

 KABUL: Associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mustafavi, Deptuy Minister for Financial, Administrative and Tourism of Information and Culture praised Parwan and Samangan provincial directors for information ... Full story

Mine blasts foiled in Herat

 Heart:  The Afghan security discovered and neutralized two mines in Ghoryan district of Herat province the other day. The mines were planted by insurgents in busy ... Full story

Afghanistan, Pakistan seeking ways to normalize relations

 Efforts have been started to normalize relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Pakistan media has reported that President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani had written letter to Prime ... Full story

Russia’s active policy on Afghanistan

 Peace in Afghanistan has faced stalemate. The security situation is getting deteriorated by each passing day and Afghanistan’s neighboring countries have turned Afghanistan into an ... Full story

Afghan school girls

Afghan girls attend lessons under a tent in one of the schools in the capital Kabul.

Protection of human rights public responsibility, VP Danesh

 KABUL: The Laws Committee with Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh on the chair held meeting the other day, during which, the bills of communities, strikes ... Full story

MoIC, UNESCO representative discuss programs on Bamyan, Mis-e-Aynak historical monuments

 KABUL: The Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari in a meeting with UNESCO cultural representative discussed programs on Bamyan and Mis-e-Aynak ... Full story

Training seminar held for Afghan journalists in Beijing

 BEIJING: Initiated by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, the 2017-Afghanistan Media Management Seminar (AMMS) was held in Beijing. Covering tens of ... Full story

Almost 7mln children to be vaccinated in high-risk districts this week

 KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan, together with WHO and UNICEF, will today launch a Sub-National Immunization Days (SNID) campaign to vaccinate over ... Full story

US drops MOAB on Daesh hideouts in Afghanistan

 Dropping of a 10-ton bomb on a key base of Daesh in Afghanistan could be a sign that US President Donald Trump would say his ... Full story

Peace; the only way for warning parties in Afghanistan

 Armed Taliban, Daesh insurgents and other terrorist and illegal armed groups in Afghanistan should know that US has serious determination to accelerate counter terrorism effort ... Full story

Neo-religionism of the post ideological Russia

 The lonely superpower (US) vs. the bear of the permafrost (Russia), with the world’s last cosmopolite (EU) in between. Is the ongoing calamity at the ... Full story

National interests top priority, Prof. Bawari

 KABUL: Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, Acting Minister of Information and Culture in a session attended by advisors to the ministry said that for enlightening public ... Full story

US drone strike kills 2nd Indian IS rebel in Afghanistan

 KABUL: An Indian national who joined Daesh or Islamic State (IS) militant group in eastern Nangarhar province was reportedly killed four days back in a ... Full story

Nangarhar explosion leaves four injured

 District administrative chief of Bati Kot including four local senior officials were wounded in an explosion in eastern Nangarhar province the other day. According to provincial ... Full story

Daesh suffering heavy setbacks

 US forces dropped a huge GBU-43 bomb on a series of caves fighters loyal to Islamic State-Khorasan or ISIS-K group used in eastern Nangarhar province ... Full story

No alternative for Pakistan unless to reach water treaty with Afghanistan

 Recently reports quoted a number of Afghan and Pakistani experts to be expected to meet soon on the two countries water data and the hydrology ... Full story

Women should go through environmental shortcomings, CE

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, during a graduation ceremony of Accountancy and Administration Institute students said the government has taken necessary measures in capacity ... Full story

36 ISIS affiliates killed by US MOAB attack

“Joint efforts needed to curb terrorism,” Govt. ... Full story

Arghawan Flower National Festival held in Parwan

 CHARIKAR: 5th Arghawan (Purple) Flower National Festival was celebrated in Gul Ghundi Hell, center of Parwan province in the presence of hundreds of youths, poets, ... Full story

UN Committee to review human rights situation in Afghanistan

 GENEVA - The UN Committee against Torture is meeting in Geneva from 18 April to 12 May to review the following countries in sessions that ... Full story

Illegal weapons needed to be collected

    Following the collecting of illegal weapons from irresponsible individuals and armed groups that was implemented after DDR in military units by the government, insecurities were ... Full story

Engraving, masonry works in Afghanistan

 Engraving art which is masonry work has long history in Afghanistan where most of historic monuments discovered were carved 1500 years back; for example, Herat’s ... Full story

Old banknotes set on fire

 Following people complaints on old Afghani currencies, the Afghanistan Bank torched 360mln Afghanis which had lost their value.  The banknotes serial numbers had not been reportedly ... Full story

President Ghani phones UN Secretary General

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani telephoned UN Secretary General, António Guterres the other day, during which he appreciated continued ... Full story

VP Danesh meets Daikundi culturists, civil activists

 KABUL: A number of Daikundi culturists, members of civil entities, youth and university students in a meeting with Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh shared their ... Full story

Finance Minister Meets Presidential Advisor

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Presidential Adviser on Infrastructural Affairs at his office on Tuesday, the ministry said in a ... Full story

Transferring of Mis-e-Ainak project to MoIC discussed

 KABUL: In a meeting held on Tuesday, Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari briefed the participants about the ways of transferring ... Full story

Unexploded mortar round leaves 4 killed in Kunduz

 KUNDUZ CITY: A group of children were playing with an unexploded mortar round when it suddenly blew up, killing four of them, an official said.  Police ... Full story

President Ghani’s successful visits to Australia, Indonesia and Singapore

 Afghan political experts considering the recent visit of President Ghani to Australian, Indonesia, and Singapore constructive and full of achievement but insist that the diplomatic ... Full story

Diplomacy, key to tackle Afghanistan-Pakistan tensions

 Afghanistan and Pakistan are two neighboring countries with long borders and historical, cultural and economic similarities.  Both neighboring states are Islamic Republics, part of the South ... Full story

Suspension of aids to Afghan returnees fuels insecurity

 The EU has suspended aids to repatriating Afghan asylum seekers and those who have been deported are living in a bad condition. If the EU ... Full story

Further US strikes on Syria 'very dangerous': Iran

 President Hassan Rouhani has warned that further US strikes on Syria as threatened by American and other Western officials could push the region into a ... Full story

NPC approves 11 contracts worth 955 million Afghanis

 KABUL: The National Procurement Commission (NPC) with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair discussed 27 procurement related contracts and approved 11 worth 955 million ... Full story

FM meets Swedish parliamentary delegation

 KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salahuddin Rabbani met yesterday with Swedish parliamentary delegation led by member of foreign relations committee for Swedish parliament and deputy ... Full story

Session held to discuss preparation for Astana Int'l Exhibition

 KABUL: Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, a session was held yesterday for preparation to Astana International Exhibition.  The exhibition ... Full story

Consultative workshop on civil society role in Public- Private Partnership held

 KABUL: A consultative workshop was launched on role of Civil Society in Public- Private Partnership at Ministry of Finance’s Khybar Hall here yesterday, the ministry ... Full story

BNA problems to be addressed, Sancharaki

 KABUL: Sayed Aqa Hussain Sancharaki, Deputy Minister of Publication Affairs for Information and Culture heard in a session problems and professional suggestions of Bakhtar News ... Full story

Russia rejects alleged reports over Taliban support

 KABUL: Russian Embassy in Kabul on Monday spurned allegations that it is supporting the insurgent Tahrik-e-Taliban movement, calling the ‘irresponsible statements’ based on rumors and ... Full story

19 Daesh killed in Afghan commandos operation in Nangarhar

 Nearly nineteen militants linked to the offshoot of the (ISIS) terrorist groups in Afghanistan were killed during an operations conducted by the Afghan commando forces ... Full story

Only bomber killed as car suicide attack rocks Nangarhar

 A suicide bomber was killed by his  own Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) attack in Nangarhar province. Based on the provincial government media office statement the ... Full story

HEC discusses Afghan-Czech consortium development projects

 KABUL: The High Economic Council (HEC) with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held session here yesterday and discussed different topics on the agenda, ... Full story

Increasing concerns over Daesh activities in Afghanistan

 Daesh terrorist group supported by Pakistan has increased activities in Afghanistan. Local officials of Badakhshan have expressed concern that Daesh insurgents might entered the province ... Full story

Leading Entrepreneurs for Afghanistan Development

 A group of active women entrepreneurs came together with a unique voice and a common aim to advocate for the economic stability of women and ... Full story

‘Afghanistan Investment Plan’ wins 1st position among Central Asian countries

 “Afghanistan Investment Plan” won the first position among 120 Asian countries in Annual Investment Meeting held in Dubai. Congratulating the nation for the achievement, Humayoun Rasa, ... Full story

White House denies rumors of staff shake-up

 The White House has denied speculations about a potential shake-up in President Donald Trump’s young administration amid media reports of growing infighting among the president’s ... Full story

Laws Committee approves regulation of civil scholarships

 KABUL: The Laws Committee with Second Vice President, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh on the chair approved the regulation of the civil scholarships here yesterday, a statement ... Full story

Raising awareness a must to fight depression, MoPH

  Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health and WHO celebrated World Health Day at an event held in Kabul yesterday to increase awareness and mobilize ... Full story

25 Islamic State militants killed in Nangarhar

 JALALABAD: At least 25 insurgents of the ISIS group were killed during the ongoing security operations in Nangarhar the other day. According to the local government ... Full story

Terrorism, drugs snatch all development opportunities

 Over the last several decades of continued wars and insecurity, all opportunities of development had been lost and all provided grounds for the region and ... Full story

World Health Day 2017 Theme: Depression, Let’s Talk

 The United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Health Day each year on April 7.  In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly. ... Full story

Moscow warns of ‘extremely serious’ consequences from US strike on Syrian base

 Russia warned on Friday that US cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have "extremely serious" consequences, as President Donald Trump's first major ... Full story

Minister of Finance meets United States Embassy Chargé d’ Affaires

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Hugo Llorens, Chargé d’ Affaires of the United State Embassy at presidential palace here the other day, the ... Full story

New health info center for maternal, newborn child, adolescent opened

 KABUL: Resource center for reproductive maternal, newborn child and adolescent health was inaugurated in Prof. Ghazanfar Institute of Health Sciences yesterday.  In opening ceremony of the ... Full story

Jalalabad-Torkham highway second line to be completed in 6 months

 The second line of the main highway linking the eastern Jalalabad city to Torkham will be completed in six months. According to the local officials in ... Full story

Eight militants killed in Nooristan

 Paroon City: Nearly 8 militants including two Pakistani rebels were killed due to clashes with Afghan security forces in eastern Nooristan province the other day. According ... Full story

Afghanistan best investment hub

 Boosting foreign and domestic investment is considered as a key factor for developing the fragile economy. The National Unity Government (NUG) leaders stress that encouraging ... Full story

President asks Australia, Indonesia and Singapore to invest in Afghanistan

 The goal behind president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s visit to three countries of Australia, Indonesia and Singapore is attracting of  investment and aids of these countries. ... Full story

Mines exploitation facing fundamental challenges

 President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on his official visit to Australia has tried to attract attention of the country’s officials to expansion and extraction of Afghanistan ... Full story

TV programs should be standardized

 TV is one of the learning sections for youth and teenagers but a number of TVs which regularly screening consecutive serials, lack training and educating ... Full story

Kabul residents concern over hike of prices

 Kabul residents have recently shown serious concern over increasing the price of foodstuffs in Kabul city. They say the price of foodstuffs in Kabul has ... Full story

Indonesia commends Afghanistan’s peace efforts, pledges support

“Afghanistan’s current situation was similar to Indonesia’s past. Both countries could find a solution to the current conflict in Afghanistan through sharing experiences,” President Ghani

President Ghani seeks Indonesian investments in Afghanistan

 JAKARTA: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended a gathering hosted by the Indonesian chamber of commerce and industries and delivered speech on investment opportunities in Afghanistan ... Full story

Low quality medicines import to be prevented, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Delivering speech in inauguration of the laboratory for controlling of the quality of medicines, health and food products, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said ... Full story

Ministries’ proposals for reforms in procurement process reviewed

 KABUL: Chaired by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, a session was held to discuss and review proposals of ministries and government independent authorities in connection ... Full story

UAE good partner of Afghanistan in war on terrorism, Atmar

 KABUL: Mohammad Hanif Atmar, National Security Council Advisor praised United Arab Emirates for its cooperation in fight against terrorism. In replying to condoling message of UAE ... Full story

Suspect in St. Petersburg blast is Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen

 The likely suspect in a deadly blast that killed 14 people in the Russian city of St. Petersburg is a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen, Interfax news ... Full story