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Persisting war disheartens female journalists in Afghanistan, poll

 Findings of the Center for Protection of Afghan Women Journalists (CPAWJ) indicated that the number of women journalists working for media is reducing, particularly at ... Full story

Pakistan based seminaries fostering regional terrorism

 Afghanistan has entered a new phase of violence and fighting Taliban’s military provocations, and their terrorist attacks have been unprecedented during the past few months. There ... Full story

Installation of gates in green zones creates traffic problems

 Criticizing establishment of gates in green zones and most parts of the city, in an exclusive interview with The Kabul Times correspondent, deputy chief of ... Full story

What is Education for?

 Introduction                                             The sociological analysis ... Full story

Ineffective war on terror

 In its recent meeting, the UNSC discussed war on terror at global level. Considering insufficient what has been done as the war on terror, the ... Full story

Will disqualification of Nawaz Sharif revives Kabul, Islamabad relations?

 After disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as Pakistan Prime Minister, a number of experts in Afghanistan have expressed their visions related its impacts on relations between ... Full story

Pakistan’s new premiership must renew Afghan policy

 History was repeated on July 28 when Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was sent home after the Supreme Court disqualified him under the country’s constitution ... Full story

US flies bombers over Korean peninsula after ICBM test

 The US has flown two bomber jets over the Korean peninsula in a show of force after recent North Korean missile tests, according to a ... Full story

No. 1 water supply project contract signed in presence of President Ghani

 KABUL: In presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the contract of Kabul No.1 water supply project was signed yesterday between Afghanistan City Water Supply and ... Full story

President Ghani stresses clear, coordinated policy to address refugees’ problems

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting Saturday evening with representatives of Afghan refugees’ jirga heard their problems and suggestions. In the meeting held at ... Full story

Monitoring authorization of provincial councils effective towards local governance & counter corruption, CE

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in introductory session of ‘draft regulation on monitoring of provincial councils’ said that implementation of the regulation would be ... Full story

World Day against Trafficking in Persons marked

 KABUL: World Day against Trafficking in Persons was marked by Quick Aid Organization and deputy ministry of youth affairs in Kabul. In a ceremony held on ... Full story

Minister Hakimi meets UK, Indian Ambassadors to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Manpreet Vohra, Ambassador of India to Afghanistan in his office here yesterday, a statement from the Ministry of ... Full story

Polish president confers medal to Afghan Ambassador

 KABUL: Mr. Witold Waszczykowski, Minister of foreign affairs on behalf of Andrzej Duda, the president of Republic of Poland praised Mr. Abdul Hai Haider, the ... Full story

Pro boxing returns to Afghanistan

 Back in 2012, Germany based Afghan Hamid Rahimi beat Tanzania’s Said Mbelwa to secure the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Middleweight Intercontinental title in front of ... Full story

Panjshir historical monuments to be repaired

 Panjshir literally “Five Lions”, is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country. The province is divided into ... Full story

No plan for more troops in Afghanistan, Trump

 U.S. President, Donald Trump has recently disagreed with dispatching more troops to Afghanistan, saying Pentagon has no reason to stay in Afghanistan any longer.  The US ... Full story

Security organs should change war tactics & pay further attention to intelligence affairs

 Although Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) are receiving further trainings and higher combat skills and equipping with more developed ammunitions day by day, ... Full story

Comprehensive Convention for Combating International Terrorism

 The Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism is a proposed treaty which intends to criminalize all forms of international terrorism and deny terrorists, their financiers and ... Full story

Officials: 19,000 Daesh militants, supporters in Iraq, Syria

 High-ranking Iraqi security officials say there are about 7,000 Daesh terrorists and supporters remaining in the Arab country. The sheer number comprises an estimated 4,000 militants ... Full story

President Ghani, US vice president discuss bilateral ties via video conference

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and US Vice-President Mike Pence discussed bilateral ties through a video conference on Friday evening, a presidential statement said. US Vice-President ... Full story

CE Abdullah’s message on 3rd martyrdom anniversary of Hashmat Khalil Karzai

 KABUL: Three years ago on July 29, the enemies of the Afghan people had martyred a loyal son of this homeland, the CE office said ... Full story

Foreign Minister meets US, RS forces commander

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, the minister of foreign affairs met with US and RS forces commander in Afghanistan on Saturday, his office said in a statement.  According ... Full story

Karzai holds farewell meeting with British outgoing ambassador

 KABUL: Hekmat Khalil Karzai, political deputy foreign minister held a farewell meeting with British outgoing ambassador to Kabul, Dominic Jermey here in Kabul on Saturday, ... Full story

Govt. asked to ensure women’s participation in peace talks

 KABUL: The Wolesi Jirga’s commission on human rights, civil society and women’s affairs head, lawmaker Fawzia Koofi on Saturday told reporters in Kabul the government ... Full story

MoHE announces 1395 Kankur exam results

 KABUL: The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) on Saturday announced this year’s university entrance test results (Kankur), declaring more than 147,000 examinees as successful, BNA ... Full story

Coordinated Taliban attack repulsed in Kabul province

 A coordinated attack by the Taliban insurgents was repulsed by the Afghan security forces in capital Kabul province. According to the security officials, the attack was ... Full story

Obama behind bars

President Obama’s term has come to an end – and so has his immunity from prosecution. If the former university lecturer in law is not called to account for the crimes committed during his “Drone War”, the Western world will lose its credibility. ... Full story

New EU’s Afghanistan peace strategy welcomed

 The European Union new strategies focuses on regional peace and stability, democracy, rule of law and human rights, economic development, migration and women empowerment in ... Full story

Mines, Afghanistan’s national investments should be protected

 Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance has expressed concern over decreasing of incomes from the country’s mines and told media that Afghanistan government should implement necessary ... Full story

SAARC to improve regional tourism

 The 70th executive committee meeting of SAARC CCI which began on July 23rd and ended on July 25th in Thimphu of Bhutan, discussed lack of ... Full story

Four-year security plan to be soon finalized, Govt.

 Following recent insecurities in the capital Kabul, the government leaders said security challenges were one of the Afghans’ serious concerns. The government leadership asks the ... Full story

Kabul suicide attack provokes world’s reactions

   The recent terrorist attack in the capital Kabul has followed with wide reactions of ordinary people, government officials and world leaders.    The victims have been educated ... Full story

ANSDF achievements in Helmand commendable

 Assuming full responsibility for national security in December 2014, the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) have displayed commitments to the nation and the ... Full story

PM Nawaz resigns after SC order to disqualify him

 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday resigned from his post, his office said, hours after the Supreme Court disqualified him over corruption claims against ... Full story

President Ghani chairs cabinet meeting

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the cabinet held meeting the other day, the presidential press office said in a statement.  According to the statement, ... Full story

“Our young generation represents and supports our national unity,” President Ghani

     KABUL:President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with members of the Youth Parliament at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday evening, thanked the youth for playing ... Full story

President promises positive changes in Helmand situation

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani visited Helmand province on Thursday morning to assess provincial security situation and share sympathy with martyrs’ families, a presidential statement ... Full story

NATO stresses political solution to Afghan conflict

 KABUL: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative Ambassador Cornelius Zimmermann has held a meeting with Second Vice President Sarwar Danish here the other day, a statement from ... Full story

Meeting discusses preparations for upcoming parliamentary elections

 KABUL: A meeting chaired by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, attended by IEC and other officials, discussed preparations for the democratic exercise on Wednesday night. The ... Full story

NSA, Turkish official discuss management of Afghan-Turk schools

 KABUL: National Security Advisor (NSA) Hanif Atmar and a visiting Turkish delegation led by deputy foreign minister Sedat Onal discussed management of the Afghan-Turk schools ... Full story

Meeting on coordination among MoIC’s provincial departments held

 KABUL: In a meeting held the other day, the challenges and problems before the provincial departments of the ministry for information and culture were discussed, ... Full story

Raising concerns over electricity load-shedding in Kabul

 Continuous power cut in Kabul city has raised concerns among the people in the capital. A number of Kabul residents have told The Kabul Times ... Full story

Australia keeping refugees in ‘unacceptable’ circumstances: UNCHR

 The United Nations refugee agency slams Australia for keeping thousands of refugees “unacceptable” conditions, saying the Canberra government has backtracked on an agreement to relax ... Full story

Political coalitions should not harm national interests

 Nowadays, a number of government officials and political parties have formed political coalitions, particularly the recent one the Coalition to Rescue Afghanistan. It is merit to ... Full story

Investment on youth leads Afghanistan towards bright future

 Though different sorts of problems have dominated the Afghan society, the performance, vigor and the spirits of Afghan youth have never disappointed. Among difficulties and ... Full story

What is attribution? What does attribution theory tell us about the benefits and pitfalls of praise in terms of education?

  Introduction The present paper focuses on the analysis of attribution theory and its relation to praise. The investigation is based on the assumption that praise ... Full story

NPC approves 5 contracts worth 1.1 billion Afghanis

 KABUL: The National Procurement Commission with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair approved five projects worth 1.1 billion Afghanis, including Daikundi-Shahristan road project, a ... Full story

President Ghani bids farewell to first group of Hajj pilgrims

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held a farewell meeting with first caravan of hajjis going to Saudi Arabia to perform obligatory hajj at the Hamid ... Full story

Constitution guarantees civil demonstrations: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with leadership of the enlightenment movement here at the presidential palace the other day, a statement said. According to presidential ... Full story

Attack on police in Helmand a mistake shouldn’t have happened, CE Abdullah

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

Seminar on ‘Terrorism Challenges before Tourism’ ended

 KABUL: The research and scientific seminar on ‘Terrorism Challenges before Tourism’ which was initiated by the ministry of information and culture ended with issuing a ... Full story

Afghani girl robotics team role model, should be encouraged more

 This is not a gossip but a fact that Afghanistan, despites overwhelming challenges, is the hub of talent, genius and creativity, but needed further attention ... Full story

Implementation of Criminal Code can help reduce crimes MoJ

 Ministry of Justice announced on Thursday that it has approved the criminal code of Afghanistan which includes the penalty for Bacha Bazi, women harassment and ... Full story

Law-breaking legislators should be brought to justice soon

 Media leaked one of the most likely accurate-but hidden fact in the house of people, where some so-called lawmakers are crashing the law rather to ... Full story

UAE, Saudi Arabia reject Qatari emir's call for dialog

 The United Arab Emirates has rejected a Qatari call for dialog, saying Doha has to change its policies before talks could take place to lift ... Full story

Internal tourism not only tourism point but connectivity of national unity, President Ghani

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan addressing the Tourism Seminar initiated by the Ministry of information and Culture at the Salam Khana Palace ... Full story

Armed forces supreme command’s session appreciates bravery of ANDSF

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the armed forces supreme command’s session was held yesterday in which efforts of the country’s national defense ... Full story

President Ghani saddened by traffic incident in Baghlan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has been saddened over traffic incident due to overthrowing 404 model bus in Kilagi of Baghlan province where a number ... Full story

Fair, transparent & inclusive election impossible without people, political parties’ cooperation, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Unity Government said a fair, transparent and inclusive process for the upcoming election was impossible unless cooperated ... Full story

12 police, 21 Taliban killed in Kandahar battles

KANDAHAR: Twelve policemen and 21 Taliban insurgents have been killed during separate incidents of violence in southern Kandahar province, local officials said Sunday. Police spokesman Zia ... Full story

Draft regulation of remuneration for entry-test committee members finalized

 KABUL: Ministers of justice and higher education were tasked based on approval (2) of Afghanistan cabinet to amend and finalize draft regulation of remuneration for ... Full story

FM meets Iranian ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs met yesterday with Iranian ambassador to Kabul Mohammad Raza Bahrami. In the meeting, both sides discussed second round ... Full story

Second women TV channel to go on air in Kabul

 KABUL: A new network dedicated to women (Banu TV) is set to begin broadcasting in highly men-dominated Afghanistan on Sunday. The audio-visual media would give a ... Full story

Afghans welcome women recruitment in Kabul Municipality

 Recently, a number of women have been hired for cleanliness by the Kabul Municipality and Habitat agency—an action has been warmly welcomed by the countrymen. Head ... Full story

Afghan students abroad: a story of hope for Afghanistan’s future

 In 2013, Omolbanin Rezaie left Afghanistan for the U.S. to continue her education. The journey has taken her to another part of the world for ... Full story

Government should take decisive steps towards maintaining security in Northern provinces, MPs

A number of representatives of people in parliament and military and political experts while considering battles in Kunduz and Baghlan as critical stressed that Kunduz ... Full story

Turkmenistan gas pipeline extension to Torghundi Port would help tackle traders’ problems

 Economic experts believe that extension of Turkmenistan gas pipeline to Torghundi Port would help the Afghan merchants to directly buy gas and supply it to ... Full story

Illegal mining harms Afghan economy

 The mining sector in Afghanistan, if boomed properly, can serve as a hope to boost Afghan economy to a large extent.  Afghanistan is known to have ... Full story

Month of violence kills over 2,200 in Mexico amid drug war

 Mexico’s spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country’s deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data. Killings rose ... Full story

NUG leaders laud Afghan girls’ robotic team success

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and First Lady Rola Ghani met with Afghan girls’ robotic team who got the second position of bravery in a ... Full story

Management of Coal Enterprise Essential, President Ghani

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a session was held at the Presidential Palace on Ministry of Mines and Petroleum’s Coal Enterprise, the president ... Full story

VP Danesh, Chinese Chargé d’affaires discuss bilateral ties

 KABUL: Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh met Chinese embassy’s chargé d’affaires to Kabul here yesterday and both sides discussed issues related to bilateral interests, ... Full story

MoIC ready to transfer Mis-e-Aynak’s historical relics, Prof. Bawari

 KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari in a meeting with Ahmad Samir, the ministry of mines’ policy advisor said his ... Full story

MoF, Supreme Court sign MoU for establishment, implementation of ERP System

 KABUL: Ministry of Finance and Supreme Court signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishment and implementation of ERP system during a ceremony which was ... Full story

Books on historical sites handed over to MoIC

 KABUL: DAFA Cultural Organization handed over its 39 copies of books written on historical sites to the acting minister of information and culture, Prof. Mohammad ... Full story

Afghanistan, Uzbekistan start bilateral security talks

 KABUL: On the basis of instruction of the national security advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar, the Afghan delegation started bilateral security and political dialogue with Uzbekistan ... Full story

Roadside grids Painting started in Kabul

 Painting grids alongside roads have already been started in the capital Kabul in four zones.  The painting process has been financed by UN-Habitat—part of an effort ... Full story

Peace restoration helps prevent civilian casualties

 Wolesi Jirga—Afghanistan House of People has expressed deep concern over what it said a rising civilian casualties during conflicts between armed oppositions and security forces ... Full story

Kabul citizens joyful for newly set up checkpoints

 KABUL: Kabul Acting Police Chief said that more checkpoints have been installed in different parts of the capital city to further improve security. Lt. Gen. Mohammad ... Full story

Quality of higher educations a must, MoHE

 Talking on the standardization of higher educations in private and public institutions, the spokesman of the MoHE Hamid Obaidi in an exclusive interview with The ... Full story

‘4th Afghanistan – Central Asia Dialogue’ aimed to improve regional cooperation in fight against terrorism

 The 4th international conference of Afghanistan – Central Asia Dialogue was held Friday for two days in Bamyan with participation of representatives of more than ... Full story

Pakistan should change self-defeating Afghan policy

 Terrorism has been changed into a global threat and warring factions seek to cultivate their fundamental ideology in the hearts and minds of vulnerable groups ... Full story

Afghan robotics team wins Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli award

 The all-girl Afghan robotics team, which participated in an international competition here this week, has become an inspiration for young women across the globe, a ... Full story

Electoral preparations meeting held

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani a meeting was held at the presidential palace to discuss preparations for the upcoming elections, the presidential palace ... Full story

President Ghani instructs necessary facilities to Afghan pilgrims

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission’s session was held the other day at presidential palace. In the session, first report ... Full story

President Ghani congratulates Ram Nath Kovind as Indian President-elect

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani congratulated Friday Ram Nath Kovind as Indian President-elect, BNA reported the other day. According to ... Full story

President Ghani congratulates Afghan girl robotic team’s eye-catching success

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani deeply congratulated the success of Afghan girl robotic team who managed to win courage ... Full story

Zanbaq Square named after Shaheed Salim Izedyar

Naming Zanbaq Square after Shaheed Salim Izedyar, means rewarding the freedom of speech and advocacy of our people, Dr. Abdullah ... Full story

Students, Youth International Festival to be held in Moscow

 KABUL: Student and Youth International Festival is expected to be conducted in Moscow, Russian capital, Bakhtar News Agency reported the other day. In a meeting with ... Full story

Afghanistan beat Nepal, enter third consecutive victory in U-19 WCQ

   KABUL: Afghanistan could register their third successive triumph versus Nepal in the ICC Asia Under-19 World Cup Qualifier in Singapore, ACB said.   Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) ... Full story

Imam Abu Hanifa was away from all extremes, Sancharaki

 KABUL: Deputy Publications Minister of Information and Culture, Fazel Sancharaki attended a ceremony commemorating the 280th death anniversary of Imam Abu Hanifa (God’s mercy on ... Full story

US ending laptop ban on Middle Eastern airlines

 The US Transportation Security Administration said on Monday it was lifting a ban on passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines carrying large electronics like laptops onboard ... Full story

Political coalitions should have complete and written programs, Afghans

 Establishing coalitions and carrying political activities are characteristic of democratic system of governments, according to which political parties with complete and written programs come together ... Full story

UN should pay attention to civilians’ casualties in accordance to international norms & laws

 A new report of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) shows that civilians’ casualties in Afghanistan has increased during the first six months ... Full story

Corruption affects development

 Corruption is a phenomenon that challenges our advancements and all local and international bodies should be mobilized for its elimination. The Afghan government has taken certain ... Full story

Pak army conducts Khaibar-4 operation to suppress terrorist groups

 The Pakistani army has recently reported on launching Khaibar-4 Operation in Khaibar Agency to suppress the terrorist groups. Pakistan’s Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) ... Full story

Afghans hail ISIS leader’s death, hope civilian casualties be reduced

 Last week, a drone strike led to the death of the ISIS key leader Abu Sayed in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar, where a mass ... Full story

President Ghani visits Sorubi flood affected areas

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani along with a number of government officials has visited Sorubi flood affected areas from the air on Tuesday, his office ... Full story

NPC approves 9 contracts worth over 1.4 billion Afghanis

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission (NPC) held meeting the other day, the President Press Office said in a statement.  According ... Full story

Electoral commissions legally independent, UN official

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with the deputy and acting of the UN special agency for Afghanistan and discussed issues related to agenda, ... Full story

Experienced journalist passes away

 KABUL: Sayed Karim Hashemi, an experienced media man has passed away due to critical illness he was suffering, a state-run newspaper Hiwad daily official said ... Full story

German embassy issues new instructions for visa applicants after Kabul bombing

   KABUL: The Embassy of Germany in Afghanistan issued new instructions for the visa applicants after the deadly Kabul bombing left the visa section closed since ... Full story

Mostafavi looks round MoIC facilities in Qargha Dam

KABUL: Deputy administrative, finance and tourism ministry of information and culture, Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi looked round the Qargha Dam’s facilities belonging to the ministry on ... Full story

Minister of Finance meets new appointed Pakistani ambassador

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Mr. Zahid Nasrullah Khan, the new appointed ambassador of Pakistan to Afghanistan in his office on Monday. In this ... Full story

Awareness program on ‘cultural heritages’ preservation’ held in Panjshir

 In order to raise awareness on the importance of cultural heritage as a common wealth and the efforts on its protection in the country, the ... Full story

Kabul residents dig deep wells to combat drought

 Kabul and its surrounding regions are perilously facing shortage of water and may not be able to supply a fast-growing and more affluent population. Rapid population ... Full story

18 anti-terrorist operations launched in insecure provinces, official

 KABUL: The ministry of defense said the other day that it had launched up to 18 counterterrorist planned operations in 14 provinces of the country. The ... Full story

Clear strategy needed to fully defeat Daesh in Afghanistan

 Three leaders of Daesh have been killed since ISIS-Khurasan declared its presence in Afghanistan. After Hafiz Sayed and Abdul Haseeb, Abo Sayed, who was the ... Full story

Proper strategic planning needed to prevent civilian casualties

 Terrorism has been a serious threat to Afghanistan for decades. Afghan nation bears the brunt of militancy with the Taliban’s heavy attacks. In the current ... Full story

S. Korea offers rare talks with North on tensions, family reunions

 South Korea has proposed to hold military talks with the North this week in an effort to end animosities along their tense border, in what ... Full story

HEC discusses fiber optic, water supply projects

 KABUL: The High Economic Council with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair discussed open access policy, draft on licensing of the fiber optic companies ... Full story

WCO secretary general assures Afghanistan of full support

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met World Customs Organization (WCO) Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya here yesterday morning, a statement from the Presidential Palace said. President Ghani ... Full story

CRIDA, Kabul Municipality tasked to improve Kabul’s traffic system

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani was briefed on the activities of the Capital Region Independent Development Authority and Kabul Municipality related to traffic and other ... Full story

Kazakhstan supporting Afghanistan’s peace & security policies

 KABUL: Heading a high-level security delegation, Mohammad Hanif Atmar, National Security Advisor in his official visit to Kazakhstan kicked off talks with Kazakhs high-ranking security ... Full story

FM meets Indian ambassador to Kabul

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs met yesterday with Indian ambassador to Kabul Manpreet Vohra. In the meeting, both sides discussed new projects ... Full story

UNESCO submits Mes-e-Aynak excavation project’s documents to MoIC

 KABUL: UNESCO cultural envoy has submitted excavating documents of Ainak copper project to acting minister of information and culture. In a ceremony held yesterday on this ... Full story

Seminar ‘Role of Imam Sadiq in expansion of sciences’ held in Kabul

 KABUL: A seminar titled ‘role of Imam Sadiq in birth and expansion of sciences’ was held yesterday with participation of the country’s top ulema. Speakers in ... Full story

DMYA, Exchangerzone sign MoU to ease loan for youths

 KABUL: Deputy Ministry on Youth Affairs (DMYA)signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Exchangerzone financial organization here yesterday, BNA reported. Pointing to signing of the MoU, ... Full story

1,662 civilians killed in first 6 months of 2017: UN

 KABUL: At least 1,662 civilians were killed in the first six months of 2017, showing an increase of two per cent over the same period ... Full story

MoPH collecting hookahs from restaurants

 The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), launching a second round of the campaign to collect hookahs from restaurants and hotels in Kabul, on Saturday warned ... Full story

Current differences should not be interpreted separation and division

 The current critical and sensitive condition of the country requires tolerance, working toward national interests and wisely moving for removing the current difference. BNA political analyst ... Full story

First 2-day ‘Gul-e-Kachalo’ festival held in Bamyan

 Bamyan, one of the country’s historic and touristic provinces, is the center of growing agricultural crops. Besides festivals of pomegranate, orange and almond’s blossoms, Gul-e-Kachalo ... Full story

Serious counternarcotic needed to end Afghan war, Brownfield

 Afghanistan is a country where narcotics have caused to grow insecurity. Recently, the United States Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), ... Full story

Militancy, restoration of peace

 Discussion on terrorism is one of the basic, serious and decisive issues as its interpretation and military-political orientation before it could be effective in success ... Full story

Terrorism should be fought; either by arms or fund freeze

 With an overwhelming majority of votes, US House of Representatives has reportedly approved a conditional defense fund to Pakistan, where reports about the outspread of ... Full story

Refugees in limbo after Tunisia shuts desert camp

 One morning last month, a group of soldiers arrived unexpectedly at Tunisia's Choucha refugee camp and began clearing the area of the several dozen men ... Full story

Meeting held to discuss upcoming elections

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a meeting with the representatives of the Independent Elections Commission and the funding countries spoke about ... Full story

President saddened by Mahjoor’s demise

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has expressed deep sadness over the demise of Abdul Aziz Mahjour, one of the ... Full story

VP Danesh vows to address Daikundi problems

 KABUL: Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh met with members of Daikundi Ulama and Provincial Councils, during which the participants shared their problems particularly on peace ... Full story

Minister Hakimi signs commitment letter of Arusha Convention with the World Customs Organization for Good Governance and Customs Modernization

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance signed commitment letter of Arusha Convention in the presence of Mr. Kunio Mikuriya-Seretary General of the World Customs Organization ... Full story

Prof. Bawari thanks WB’s cooperation in archeological support

 KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari has thanked the World Bank (WB) for its support to the country’s archeology, BNA ... Full story

Afghanistan Journalists Supporting Fund shares report with media

 KABUL: Asif Wardak, Chief of Afghanistan Journalists Supporting Fund has shared report about its activities with media as saying up to 170,000 afghanis have been ... Full story

Rabbani meets US charge d’affaire

 KABUL: In a meeting with the US Charge d’affair, Acting Foreign Minister, Salahuddin Rabbani spoke about the country’s political situations , relations between the two ... Full story

Afghan Gand Silver plate jewelries booming again

 Silver-plate is like silver which has been common in Afghanistan since old times. This jewelry looks like silver with a mix of silver and copper ... Full story

Kabul to be entirely cleared from trashes until end 1396, Kabul Municipality

 Officials for Kabul municipality say cleaning and collecting trashes from Kabul city are in top priorities of the municipality. This comes after residents of Kabul ... Full story

TAPI project good opportunity to improve regional security, Lawmakers

 TAPI—a gas transmission pipeline project started from Turkmenistan and passes through Afghanistan and Pakistan and then reaches India is expected to pave the ground for ... Full story

Democratic Afghanistan needs unbiased help

 In the course of less than two decades, Afghanistan political partners are rising voices of supporting the war-suffered nation in any areas – in term ... Full story

UN ends Syria talks to focus on international fight against terrorism

 UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura put the emphasis on the international fight against terrorism on Friday as he wrapped up a round of Syria ... Full story

There is no good or bad terrorism, says Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has once again stressed that there was no differentiation between al-Qaeda, Daesh and Taliban conducting terrorist attacks as well ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah inaugurates two faculties of Bamyan university

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah inaugurated the newly built complexes of social sciences and geology faculties of Bamyan university here the other day, BNA ... Full story

VP insists on construction of Qarabagh-Jaghori road

 KABUL: In a session chaired by Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh with participation of minister of public works and a number of representatives of Ghazni ... Full story

National Children Literature Association holds 2nd session

 KABUL: The second session of national children literature association was held yesterday at ministry of information and culture. In the session chaired by acting minister of ... Full story

Agha Khan Foundation assures MoIC of continued cooperation

 KABUL: Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, Acting Minister of Information and Culture in a meeting yesterday with head of Agha Khan Foundation’s cultural section heard works ... Full story

ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed by drone, Pentagon says

 KABUL: The leader of the Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan, Abu Sayed, was killed by an American drone strike this week, the Pentagon said on ... Full story

Govt. should use women capacities in key political sections

 Over the last sixteen years, the Afghan women have been engaged in different sections and they could show eligibility in political, cultural and economic fields.  A ... Full story

NSC calls for fight against all terrorist factions in region

 The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has slapped sanctions on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), in a move welcomed by Pakistan, which has already ... Full story

‘Time running out for Taliban’

 The Afghan government and Taliban peace process has been one of the most complicated issues within the past decade and the Taliban elements still seek ... Full story

Afghanistan’s water management to reduce regional contradiction: President

 From point of political and geopolitical aspect, the issue of water will be the most significant international dilemma in future. Even it is said that ... Full story

“HIA peace deal proved success of intra-Afghan dialogue,” President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace met his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who arrived on a surprise visit to Kabul at the ... Full story

Afghanistan connectivity through Central Asia helps good reach Europe in seven-day: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met a number of craftsmen and businessmen of Kandahar province here on Thursday, a presidential statement said. Representing others, Fazel Haq, ... Full story

President Ghani insists on standardizing of Afghanistan’s higher education

 KABUL:  President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting Thursday with designate minister of higher education Abdul Latif Roshan and his working team heard the team’s ... Full story

NUG to spare no efforts in maintaining security & stability, CE

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with a number of Kunduz elders and mujahidin the other day. In the meeting, influential figures, tribal elders and ... Full story

E-Tazkira distribution committee holds first session

 KABUL: The committee for distribution of the e-Tazkira (electronic ID cards) held its first session with participation of the Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and ... Full story

VP stresses on time action in national Hajj process

 KABUL:  Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh has instructed ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs and the Afghan Ariana Airlines and other relevant organs to pursue ... Full story

‘Kabul Process’ important step towards inner peace: UN envoy

 KABUL: The UN has stressed the need for collective efforts to combat terrorism, urging regional countries to chalk out a joint strategy, the National Security ... Full story

Prof. Bawari hears problems, demands of cultural figures

 KABUL: Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, Acting Minister of Information and Culture in a meeting with a tribal elders and cultural figures of a number of ... Full story

WB, MoF sign $482.3m grant to alleviate poverty in Afghanistan

 KABUL: The Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Wednesday signed a financing package of $482.3 million in grants with the World Bank (WB) to help the ... Full story

Afghanistan denounces North Korea ICBM test

 KABUL: Afghanistan has condemned North Korea Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) test, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Wednesday. The test of ... Full story

Curbing notorious drugs’ traffickers needs coordinated efforts not slogan

 The Week of National Mobilization for counter narcotics campaign launches in Afghanistan, while earlier efforts to uproot that were not so successful. BNA social affairs analyst ... Full story

Misuse of Afghan children in Pak seminaries concerning

 Thousands of Pakistan based Afghan children are reportedly being misused in the neighboring countries seminaries, where mostly join armed militants to insecure the country. In Pakistan, ... Full story

Melon, watermelon yields jump in Kabul markets

 Melon and watermelon increase have considerably increased in Kabul markets this year, but the farmers are complaining on lack of springhouses. The farmers added due to ... Full story

Pakistan should cooperate with regional, world countries in fighting terrorism, Radmanish

 Afghanistan and Pakistan have agreed on US-monitored join counterterrorism operations, but the government of Afghanistan is stressing that Pakistan should honestly cooperate with regional and ... Full story

A glance at government’s works on fighting corruption

 Insecurity, corruption, narcotics and poverty have been Afghanistan’s four principal problems during the past 16 years and are increasing and finding newer dimensions day by ... Full story

Turkish army jets kill 11 Kurdish militants in southeast

 At least 11 militants with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) have been killed as Turkey’s fighter jets bombed their positions in two areas of the ... Full story

President Ghani attends news-briefing, gives details about recent tours’ achievements

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a news conference said his tours to Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan and the next visit to ... Full story

Govt. flays Kashmir deadly attack

 KABUL: The government of Afghanistan condemned the militants’ attack on Hindu pilgrims in Anantnag, a district in Kashmir, that left seven people dead, a statement ... Full story

Renowned Afghan pilot appreciated

 KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture on Tuesday appreciated a well-known Afghan pilot, Shayesta Wayez who is planned to use her small plane to make ... Full story

President Ghani receives EU countries’ ambassadors

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with European Union countries’ ambassadors at his office on Tuesday, his office said in a statement. The meeting which was ... Full story

Afghanistan U-15 footballers pleased the Afghans, CE

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah admired the performance of the under-15 football team, his office said in a statement on Tuesday.  According to the statement, ... Full story

IS confirms death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

 The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria IS terrorist group or Daesh has confirmed the death of its leader Abdul Bakr al-Baghdadi, it has been ... Full story

UNESCO to provide journalists with training programs

 KABUL: In a meeting with the UNESCO cultural and communications advisor, deputy to publication affairs of the ministry of information and culture, Fazel Aqa Sancharaki ... Full story

Untold stories of the country’s first national park

 The ancient province of Bamyan has countless historical wonders and recreational areas that have put it at the level of the world spectacular sites. The ... Full story

New Salang tunnel to be built in 26 months: Spokesman

 According to MoPW authorities this new Tunnel enjoys regional importance and will be built by SMEC Australian Co at a cost of $19.6 m. A memorandum ... Full story

Female vendors increasing in Kabul roads

 Due to economic constraints, beside man, women have also resorted to vendoring to support their families and are proud of their occupation. In an interview with ... Full story

New peace strategy to soon be finalized, advisor hopes

 KABUL: Peace negotiations with the government armed oppositions, particularly the Taliban has been a complicated process, yet to follow positive result, since the last several ... Full story

VP concerns over increasing extremism in higher education institutions

 Second Vice President in a ceremony held Saturday on the occasion of introduction of designate and acting minister for higher education pointed to a range ... Full story

Afghanistan and Turkmenistan: A model for regional economic cooperation

 Since collapse of the Taliban regime in 2001, relations between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan have considerably grown. But the past two years under the National Unity ... Full story

Peace remains a distant dream in Afghanistan

 In a country ravaged by four decades of war, peace is a precious desire. Here in Afghanistan, where an entire generation has know nothing but ... Full story

Iraqi forces fight to clear last ISIS militants from Mosul

 Iraqi forces engaged in “heavy” fighting with ISIS on Monday as they battled to clear the last militant-held pockets in Mosul’s Old City, a senior ... Full story

Terrorists, drug traffickers needed to jointly be fought: President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met William Brown, deputy to bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the United States here yesterday and ... Full story

NPC approves 20 contracts worth 3.6 billion AFG

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, National Procurement Commission’s session was held yesterday at presidential palace. In the session, 20 contracts worth 3.6 billion ... Full story