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Afghans also negate military option for lasting peace

 After the U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his country’s new strategy for the South Asia and Afghanistan, Pakistan and China held new talks on regional ... Full story

Performing Hajj, sacrificing mean following Prophet Ibrahim’s path

 Annually, during Zul Qaada and Zul Hijjah, two auspicious months, hundreds of Muslim people go to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj—an action that show Muslim ... Full story

MoI assures full security during Eid days

 The MoI authorities said that national police forces have taken necessary preparations to ensure better security on Eid days and ask the people to cooperate ... Full story

Traditions of Eid-ul-Adha

 Eidul-Qurban is the second annual Eid for the world muslims and each Muslim country celebrate it according to its particular traditions including Afghanistan. The Afghan ... Full story

Hundreds women employed for cleaning streets in Kabul

 A number of women who are busy in cleaning and sweeping roads in Kabu city to told The Kabul Times correspondent that they were happy ... Full story

Power shortfall in Eid days concerning

 Continuous electricity load-shedding has raised concerns among the people in the capital Kabul. They asked the government to solve the problem during Eid days, because ... Full story

Over 1.7 million arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

 Director General of Passports Maj. Gen. Sulaiman Al-Yahya revealed that over 1.7 million pilgrims have been logged as arrivals for this year’s Haj at a ... Full story

President Ghani exempts media – related agencies’ previous tax fines

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting yesterday with representatives of media-related organizations agencies and leading body of ministry of information and culture declared ... Full story

President Ghani accepts credentials of Canadian ambassador

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani accepted credentials of Canadian newly-appointed ambassador to Afghanistan the other day.  According to information of presidential press office to BNA, in ... Full story

Britain committed to continued cooperation with Afghanistan

 KABUL: Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs in an courtesy meeting with British ambassador to Kabul Nicholas Ki praised Britain for its valuable cooperation with ... Full story

Kabul city jam-packed ahead of Eid-ul Adha

 KABUL: More and more people are thronging the markets of central capital Kabul to do shopping head of Eidul Adha, which is two or three ... Full story

Prominent Taliban leaders Tangna and Haji Gul killed in Laghman airstrikes

 MEHTARLAM: Two prominent local leaders of the Taliban group were among at least fourteen militants killed in airstrikes conducted in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan. Officials ... Full story

MoIC advisor appreciated

 Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, Acting Minister of Information and Culture praised Hadiurahman Hadi, advisor to the Ministry of Information and Culture on Cultural Affairs and ... Full story

UN chief Guterres backs Kuwait efforts to solve Gulf crisis

 Visiting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that he supported Kuwaiti emir Sheikh Al-Sabah’s efforts to mediate in the Qatar crisis. Speaking during a meeting ... Full story

US warns Pakistan to act against terror networks

 US President Donald Trump has said that he would not keep silence anymore against Pakistan, warning the nuclear country to either change its policy with ... Full story

Developing capabilities of Afghan Air Forces

 Afghan commanders are expecting more support for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) from the Trump Administration under the new US policy on ... Full story

Afghans show mixed reactions to US new strategy on Afghanistan

 Finally, the US long-awaiting strategy on Afghanistan and south Asia has been declared. Experts and Afghan citizens have different views in this regard. Abdul Ghani, owner of ... Full story

NPC approves 6 contracts worth over 664m Afghani

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

“Religious freedom under the law everyone’s right,” President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Monday issued an order that calls for expansion of a Hindu rest house in eastern province of Nangarhar, his ... Full story

CM Economic Committee holds session

 KABUL: Council of Ministers (CM) Economic Committee with Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on the chair held meeting on Monday, the CE office said in ... Full story

Prof. Bawari, UN Trust Fund representatives discuss ‘Youth National Policy’

 KABUL: Acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari discussed implementation of youth national policy with UN Trust Fund representatives here in his ... Full story

Minister Hakimi, Paktia governor discuss provincial issues

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Shamim Katawazai, Governor of Paktia in his office here yesterday, a statement from the ministry said. In the meeting ... Full story

Lebanon, Syria declare ceasefires in fight against ISIL

 Lebanon's army has announced a ceasefire in its offensive against ISIL fighters at the country's northeast border with Syria. The ceasefire took effect at 7am local ... Full story

Time for Pakistan to change Afghan policy

     With the help of International community, the first Bonn conference was held and committed that with deployment of international forces, no efforts should be spared ... Full story

Pakistan’s increasing concern over US new strategy

 Announcement of US new strategy for Afghanistan has created concerns among Pakistani militaries who have spoken about increasing wars in Afghanistan. Pakistan national security council ... Full story

Corruption; a fatal social disease

 Corruption is a fatal social disease and paralysises political and administrative system of the country as a result national and public capitals could be plundered, ... Full story

Afghanistan handicrafts enjoy world reputation

 As a way to improve their lives, a number of Afghan men and women are engaged in handicrafts throughout the country.  In fact, as the folkloric ... Full story

President Ghani chairs high council on urban development

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the urban development high council meeting on Sunday, said his office in a statement. The meeting discussed the plans of ... Full story

Contracts of 3 power supply projects signed in Herat

 HERAT CITY: A contract for three power supply projects had been signed between Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) and three power supply companies costing up ... Full story

President Ghani slams attack on Ghazni deputy ulema council

 KABUL:  President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned the terrorist attack as a result of which Ghazni deputy ulema council Mawlavi Abdul Hakim Hekmat was ... Full story

2 Nangarhar roads being asphalted at a cost of 85m afs

 JALALABAD: At a cost of 85 million afghanis, construction work on two road projects has been launched in Behsud district of Nangarhar province, an official ... Full story

Chinese Red Cross to cure Afghan children suffering VSD

 KABUL: Chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with delegation of China’s Red Cross at Sapidar palace. In the meeting attended also by Chinese ambassador to ... Full story

MoIC cooperating with UN representative office to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, acting minister of information and culture met yesterday with UN representative to Afghanistan. In the meeting, program for prevention of under-age ... Full story

Terrorists won’t reach vicious goals

 A suicide bombing followed by gunfire as people gathered for Friday prayers at a mosque in Kabul killed at least 20 people, with the Islamic ... Full story

Whether Daesh is a pseudonym?

 The story of Daesh is probably among those stories about which different narrations have been forged and it makes practically difficult the realization of events ... Full story

U.S. Trump warning regional countries

 U.S. President Donald Trump outlined that his country was committed to continue war on terrorism. Outlining his policy on southern Asian countries, the president said Afghanistan ... Full story

Special Forces role key to suppress enemies

 Amid growing insecurities in a number of provinces, security entities say the Afghan Special Forces operations are the effective way to suppress the government armed ... Full story

Increasing electricity load-shedding in Kabul concerning

 Mujibul Rahmad Momand, head of Kabul electricity department in an inclusive interview with The Kabul Times correspondent has informed of further electricity load-shedding in Kabul ... Full story

Russia creates unified air defense system in Syria

 Russian and Syrian military experts have established “a unified integrated air defense system” on Syrian territory amid the ongoing Damascus-Moscow cooperation against the terrorist groups ... Full story

NUG leaders flay Kabul mosque attack

 KABUL: Terrorists have always been making effort to commit crimes and kill innocent people, as on last Friday, they have once again targeted the worshipers ... Full story

MoRR gets first position in budget consumption

 KABUL: Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations (MoRR) have gotten the top position in development budget’s consumption table of the first half of 1396, Bakhtar News ... Full story

‘Let Afghanistan be Afghanistan’: McMaster lays out US goals

 KABUL: US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster weighed in Friday afternoon on what he envisions as success in the Unites States’ ongoing war in Afghanistan. “Winning ... Full story

UNAMA condemns killing of civilians in Kabul mosque attack

 KABUL: The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns Friday’s attack at Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul that killed at least 20 civilians, including seven ... Full story

NATO reaffirms support to Afghanistan after Kabul mosque attack

 The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan reaffirmed the alliance’s continued support to Afghanistan and the Afghan security forces as the alliance condemned the deadly ... Full story

US to increase air strikes against militants in Afghanistan

 KABUL: US fighter pilots in Afghanistan are preparing for more air attacks after President Donald Trump announced his new war strategy last week, Reuters reported. ... Full story

Good Afghan-India relations open development way

 Afghan-India relation would continue unwavering, as the friendly country remained impartial during growing political and military tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan.  The country rather resorted to ... Full story

US new strategy, Trump’s warning to Pakistan

 The US president Donald Trump said that contrary to his initial desire, he is against the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, because he doesn’t ... Full story

Patriotism best shelter against enemies

 Patriotism is an attachment to a homeland. This attachment can be viewed in terms of different features relating to one’s own homeland, including ethnic, cultural, ... Full story

US new strategy makes Afghanistan out of its shaking status

 US new strategy makes Afghanistan out of its shaking status  Although it had been long expected that U.S. President Donald Trump’s strategy on Afghanistan, the strategy ... Full story

National Archives historical works to be digitalized

 There are about 7800 manuscripts and about 100000 historical documents in National Archives of Afghanistan that are indicator of Afghanistan past history, culture, art and ... Full story

71 killed in overnight violence in Myanmar Rakhine

 Myanmar says at least 71 people have been killed in attacks on police posts in the western state of Rakhine. At least 59 Rohingya Muslims and ... Full story

New U.S. strategy underlines regional factors behind war in Afghanistan, President Ghani to cabinet meeting

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani presided over the cabinet meeting here on Wednesday, a presidential statement said. At the outset, the president spoke over the US ... Full story

Afghanistan wants cordial relations with all countries, including Pakistan, President Ghani

 KABUL: Presiding over a meeting with top officials from the Ministry of Defense (MoD), Ministry of Interior (MoI), National Security Council (NSC) and the National ... Full story

President Ghani confers Wazir Akbar Khan medal on outgoing EU envoy

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in his Farwell meeting with European Union (EU) Special Representative Franz-Michael Mellbin conferred him with the Ghazi Wazir Mohammad Akbar ... Full story

Moneychangers’ demands to be seriously addressed, CE

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with Kabul Moneychangers’ Union on Thursday, his office said in a statement.   According to CE office, moneychangers asked ... Full story

Loya Jirga after parliamentary elections: spokesman

 KABUL: The Chief Executive office on Thursday said a Loya Jirga to amend the Constitution and create a prime ministerial slot would be convened after ... Full story

HPC renews call on insurgents to reconcile

 KABUL: The High Peace Council once again urged armed insurgents on Wednesday to choose the path of peace as the people of Afghanistan had become ... Full story

Women painting show held

 KABUL: To honor Afghanistan’s 98th indepdenence anniversary, Associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi, deputy minister of information and culture on finance, administrative and tourism opened a ... Full story

US should practice new counter-terrorism strategy as only concept not working

 However US’s new strategy is still a conditional and unclear plan, but fed up with intense insurgency, the people of Afghanistan welcome the new remarks ... Full story

Supporting ANDSF key factor in maintaining peace & stability in Afghanistan, MoD

 Officials for ministry of national defense while informing of maintaining better security and launching 16 organized operations across the country say praising and supporting of ... Full story

Govt. should adopt necessary security measures to protect vulnerable areas

Taliban and Daesh terrorist factions have once again conducted a massacre in Mirza Olag district, which also resulted in displacing of nearly 500 families.  President Mohammad ... Full story

A Judicial Coup: India and Afghanistan caught in the cross fire

“The Prime Minister is the boss, not the army chief. This is what the constitution says. We all have to live within the four walls ... Full story

DAB collects worn-out, defective Banknotes

 Following the previous report of Da Afghanistan Bank or Central Bank (C.B) that the worn-out and defective banknotes to be collected till Assad 31 of ... Full story

Afghans need to build true national unity to overcome current problems

 Afghanistan a country that is experiencing the worst problems for about 40 years. To overcome these grave problems unity is required not dissension. The question ... Full story

North Korea condemns US-South Korean wargames

 North Korea has warned that the ongoing military drills between the South and the US could trigger a “nuclear war” in the region, vowing a ... Full story

NUG leaders welcome US new strategy for Afghanistan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has welcomed the decision by President Donald Trump, which shows an enduring commitment by Afghanistan’s foundational partner in this global ... Full story

President Ghani chairs high economic council session

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the high economic council session was held Monday evening at presidential palace. In the session, short and long-term ... Full story

Preparation underway for distribution of e-Tazkera, VP Danesh

 KABUL: The leading body of national unity government has welcomed declaration of U.S. new strategy for Afghanistan.  Second vice president Sarwar Danesh in a ceremony held ... Full story

Employment committee to find jobs for Afghan youth, CE

 KABUL: The first session of employment committee for youth was held under the chairmanship of chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and with participation of representatives ... Full story

Pakistan committed to peace restoration in Afghanistan, official

 KABUL: The US Ambassador David Hale paid a courtesy call on the Foreign Minister this afternoon.  Ambassador Hale briefed the Foreign Minister about President Trump’s latest ... Full story

Saudi Arabia builds library in Balkh

 BALKH: The Saudi Arabia funded provincial library has been inaugurated in northern province of Balkh after up to four years of the agreement signed between ... Full story

Promotion of SOD to Army Corps commendable

 Based on Afghanistan’s security and defensive plan, the Special Operations Division (SOD) was promoted to an Army Corps. This is a new incident and latest ... Full story

Solar power project to be launched in Kabul

 Officials for Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) have informed of a new plan and launching solar power project in Kabul city. According to the new ... Full story

1787 airstrikes conducted by Afghan air force in the first half of year, MoD

 Officials of the ministry for defense said to suppress the government armed insurgents, 1787 air-raids have been independently conducted by the Afghan air force over ... Full story

“Afghanistan to be the precious stone of Central Asia if peace and stability restored”

Afghanistan and Czech Republic holding a very long history of bilateral ties and friendship, where Afghan people still remember the then Czechoslovakia’s cooperation with the ... Full story

Over 200 Daesh terrorists killed in airstrike in Dayr al-Zawr: Russia

 Russia’s Defense Ministry says its aircraft have eliminated more than 200 Daesh terrorists on their way to the eastern Syrian city of Dayr al-Zawr. The operation ... Full story

President Ghani attends swearing-in ceremony of practical judicial courses’ graduates

   KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani spoke at the swearing-in ceremony organized for the 30th round of the judicial graduates ... Full story

NPC approves 3 contracts worth over 9b Afghanis

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

New UK ambassador promises enhanced bilateral ties

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Monday met with British new ambassador to Kabul, Nicholas Kay at the presidential palace, during which he accepted his ... Full story

“National heroes, who sacrificed their lives, would be judged by history and the people,” Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Chief Executive of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah presided over the council of ministers’ meeting here yesterday at Sapidar Palace, a statement ... Full story

Second part of ‘Paktika seminar’ to be held

 KABUL: In a meeting with Paktika governor, acting minister of information and culture, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari spoke about holding second part of ‘Paktika’s Yesterday, ... Full story

Civilian protection a must

 The Taliban, Daesh and other militants have been increasingly targeting innocent civilians in different parts of the country. This is indeed a worrisome sign for ... Full story

New Kabul Security Plan unveiled

 Based on the Kabul New Security Plan, ensuring security for the diplomatic area in Kabul is of the priorities. The plan will expand to cover ... Full story

President Ghani, King Amanullah’s similar goals of modern Afghanistan

 “Whether one wants or not, we complete unfinished chapter of Amanullah Khan”. I have a message to Afghanistan enemies, this nation is not the then ... Full story

ANLU concerned of growing child employment

 Due to economic constraints, a number of children gave up education and are involved from dawn to late evening in hard jobs on the streets ... Full story

Trumps skip Kennedy Center Honors amid political backlash

 US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend one of America’s most prestigious art awards, the annual Kennedy Center Honors, the ... Full story

“Our message to Afghanistan enemies is to surrender, or ANA commando units will make you surrender,” President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated and delivered speech yesterday in a ceremony held for promotion of ANA special operations division to the level of ... Full story

President Ghani meets Ustad Abdul Ali Barakzai in Herat

 HERAT: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met the other day with head of persons with disabilities empowerment center Ustad Abdul Ali Barakzai in Herat. In the meeting, ... Full story

WB to expand activities in Afghanistan

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting with the World Bank’s (WB) South Asian Deputy Governor, Anntte Dixon congratulated the bank for its ... Full story

VP Danesh holds farewell meeting with outgoing EU Special Representative for Afghanistan

   KABUL: Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh in a farewell meeting with the outgoing EU special representative praising the union’s cooperation in different fields of human ... Full story

UNAMA human rights report on mass killings in Mirza Olang

 KABUL: The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released today the initial findings of its human rights fact-finding into the 3 to 5 August attack ... Full story

China to cooperate with MoIC in cultural researches sector

 KABUL: Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, Acting Minister of Information and Culture in a meeting with Chinese ambassador to Kabul discussed the country’s cooperation with MoIC ... Full story

New plan to improve security in Kabul, KPC

 After implementation of new plan for maintaining security in Kabul city by new provincial police chief of the province, members of Kabul provincial council are ... Full story

High personality of King Amanullah Khan

 Born in 1892 in Paghman beautiful hill. Amanullah Khan was son of Amir Habibullah Khan and his mother was Queen Sarwar Sultan. His mother was ... Full story

Privatization by the term, means betraying national interests

 A calm and at the same time, the speedy process under the pretext of supporting the government merely named privatization is taking place in Afghan ... Full story

President Ghani inaugurates Herat cotton factory

       KABUL: To mark Afghanistan’s 98th Independence Anniversary, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani after laying wreath at Independence Minaret left for Herat on Saturday, his office ... Full story

Putin felicitates President Ghani on Afghanistan’s 98th Independence Day

       KABUL: Russian president Vladimir Putin has facilitated President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the occasion of Afghanistan’s 98th Independence Day, a statement from the Russian Embassy ... Full story

President Ghani calls for standardization of higher education

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani addressing a ceremony marking the beginning of new academic year of 2017-2018 in Kabul University on Thursday said that the ... Full story

Kazakhstan based Afghan traders’ problems to be addressed, CE

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and his delegation on Friday met with Afghan traders and investors in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, during which both sides ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah meets Kazakh traders, discusses enhancing trade ties

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and his delegation on Friday held talks with Kazakhstan traders and investors in the Kazakh capital, Astana, on expanding ... Full story

ATRA to digitalize MoIC’s public library, national archive

 KABUL: Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) and Afghanistan and Afghanistan’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) siganed a memorandum of understanding here the other day, BNA ... Full story

Afghanistan has made significant progress: Tillerson

 KABUL: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has greeted the government and people of Afghanistan on their 98th anniversary of independence. “The Afghan spirit of resilience ... Full story

Saudi Welfare Committee assists Abu Hanifa Darul Uloom

 KABUL: Saudi Welfare Committee has provided carpets, books, cabinets and computers worth $68141 to Abu Hanifa Darul Uloom. The assistance has been provided by the committee ... Full story

Independence Day; a day of pride for Afghans

 On August 19, Afghans celebrate the 98th anniversary of gaining of their country’s independence the from then Great Britain, which ruled India and Pakistan from ... Full story

Men in front and behind the New Afghanistan

 In spite of the underlying disturbance caused by Amir Habibullah’s assassination, Amanullah Khan could merge his initiative rapidly. Amanullah the man in front and Mahmud ... Full story

Ghazi Amanullah Khan delivers fruitful services to Afghanistan

 Based on the modern history of our country, Ghazi Amanullah Khan had recorded in history books his justification and honesty over his country during the ... Full story

Patriotism

 When I was a child once I asked my father that what patriotism was. “Humanity” He said. The next day I got a big red cross ... Full story

25 more children die as India hospital toll reaches 85

 Indian media have linked 30 of these deaths last Thursday and Friday to a lack of oxygen as suppliers’ bills were not paid. Also read: 60 ... Full story

President Ghani attends unveiling ceremony of Afghanistan military history books

   KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated and delivered speech Monday evening in an unveiling ceremony of “Afghanistan Military History” and “Homeland Architectures” books held in ... Full story

President Ghani praises Canada, Denmark for cooperation with Afghanistan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in separate farewell meetings with outgoing ambassadors of Canada and Denmark has praised both countries for cooperation with Afghanistan in ... Full story

President Ghani seeking economic partnership with China

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Kabul, Yao Jing said his country ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah off to Belarus, Kazakhstan on official visit

 KABUL: The country’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah leading a high level governmental delegation left for Belarus and Kazakhstan for a three-day official visit, ... Full story

Reconstruction of Jam minaret a priority, Prof. Bawari

 KABUL: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the ministry of Information and Culture are planned to reconstruct the Jam Minaret as ... Full story

“Our today’s press not unprecedented, but having root in Afghanistan history,” Sancharaki

 KABUL: On the threshold of Afghanistan Independence Day, to be marked on August 10, a seminar titled ‘Review of historic period of Afghanistan press from ... Full story

Young authors appriaciated

 KABUL: The country’s deputy ministry of information and culture and Fanoos Magazine have jointly launched a competition to mark the Youth International Day, during which ... Full story

Few axes of Daesh attacks in Afghanistan

 During the past two years, Deash terrorist group has targeted Shia minority in Afghanistan. In fact, Daesh has started its operation in Afghanistan since 2015, ... Full story

Pakistan and the policy of supporting terrorism in Afghanistan

 Nowadays, security situation has been deteriorating and violence rate increased. Terrorist groups including Taliban are attempting to occupy government centers and approach populated areas near ... Full story

Mattis, Tillerson make US stance on North Korea more confusing

 The heads of US State and Defense Departments, Rex Tillerson and James Mattis, say they are pushing for a “peaceful pressure campaign” on North Korea, ... Full story

U.S.’s Afghanistan strategy should focus on domestic forces equipment

 The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), in one of its report, strongly criticized the United States of failing to enable the Afghan security forces despite ... Full story

Govt. supports national strategy on access to information

 National Strategy on Access to Information codified by the Oversight Commission on Access to Information has been officially introduced during a ceremony held by the ... Full story

National Exports Strategy to increase exports

 National Exports Strategy will be codified with cooperation of EU and several domestic bodies. Tens traders held a big gathering in Herat province to codify ... Full story

Youth and future of Afghanistan

 Youths are the main source and wealth in every society and major class for tranquility and prosperity, therefore, being careless before them is ignorance against ... Full story

Why Korean Reunification is in China’s Strategic National Interest

 North Korea’s July 4 launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile has highlighted once again both the extent to which Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program and aggressive ... Full story

Political stratum should not interfere in security forces, President Ghani

 KABUL: In a ceremony held on Monday, Wais Ahmad Barmak, the acting minister of interior officially introduced to the ministry’s staffs, the presidential palace said ... Full story

NPC approves 9 contracts worth 360 million Afghanis

 KABUL: National Procurement Commission (NPC) with President Ashraf Ghani on the chair held meeting the other day, the President Press Office said in a statement.  The ... Full story

President Ghani meets WB deputy

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with World Bank Deputy on South Asian Affairs at the presidential palace on Monday, his office said in a ... Full story

Hakimi meets Australian ambassador

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Richard George Feakes, Ambassador of Australia to Kabul in his office here yesterday, a statement from the Ministry ... Full story

3rd meeting of govt., EU officials opened in Kabul

 KABUL: Third meeting of the government of Afghanistan and European Union (EU) on human rights held yesterday, Bakhtar news Agency (BNA) reported.  The minister of foreign ... Full story

US strike kills Islamic State’s provincial leader in Afghanistan

         KABUL: A provincial leader of the Islamic State militant group in Afghanistan has been killed in a U.S. air strike in eastern Kunar province, ... Full story

Hajj; a religious performance shouldn’t be politicalized

 Time for hajj, the holy Islamic performance is getting nearer, urging Muslims everywhere in the world to get preparation for Makah departure.   Millions of adult ... Full story

All waiting for Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy

 US Senator John MacCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services on Thursday unveiled his own strategy for the US in Afghanistan. According to McCain, President ... Full story

Kandahar grape, other fresh fruits enjoy good market

 Grape is one of the main famous yields in Kandahr province, where also exports grape to other provinces of the country.  Hafizullah Saeedi, Kandahar’s head of ... Full story

Opposition claims 100 killed in Kenya post-election unrest

 A member of Kenya’s opposition has claimed that 100 people have been killed in the ongoing post-election violence in the country. James Orengo, from the opposition ... Full story

Experimental phase of air-corridor discussed

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a session was held yesterday to discuss experimental phase of air corridor. In the session held at presidential ... Full story

Precious stones identified in Arg preserved

 KABUL: Some very precious stones, belonging to ministry of mines and petroleum and had been kept in one of rooms in Arg, were identified by ... Full story

"Afghan people are real owner of information not government," Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a gathering of national strategy of access to information says the people are the real owner of information, ... Full story

Barmak appointed as acting interior minister, Jahid as presidential security advisor

 KABUL: Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan had nominated Wais Ahmad Barmak as the minister of interior and introduced to the ... Full story

Mostafavi urges Parwan’s historical, cultural documentary package

 KABUL: Acting minister of information and culture, Sayeda Muzhgan Mustafavi in a meeting with the Parwan governor, Mohammad Asem Asem, said a documentary package should ... Full story

5 Taliban insurgents critically wounded while making bombs in Nangarahr mosque

 JALALABAD: At least five Taliban insurgents were critically wounded while they were making Improvised Explosive Devices in a mosque in Nangarhar. The provincial government media ... Full story

Sancharaki hears problems, demands of officials for Kabul-based translation bureaus

 KABUL: Deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture Fazil Sancharaki in a session yesterday heard problems and demands of a number of officials ... Full story

US new strategy to be soon announced

 Amid speculation on US strategy in Afghanistan, the US President Donald Trump has recently said his country’s new strategy would be soon announced. According to The ... Full story

Mirza Olang tragedy shouldn’t be underestimated

 Tens of civilians, including women and children have been shot, beheaded and massacred by certain groups, reportedly consisted of both Taliban and Daesh militants in ... Full story

Military operation conducted to retake Mirza Olang

   The ministry of defense has declared that military operation has launched to retake Mirza Olang district, a move resulted in killing and inuring 17 insurgents ... Full story

Japan deploys missile system after N Korea threat to hit Guam: Report

   Tokyo has reportedly begun deploying Patriot missile systems after North Korea threatened to target the US Pacific territory of Guam with ballistic missiles traveling over ... Full story

Youth should not be misused, President Ghani

 KABUL: Addressing a gathering to commemorate International Youth Day, President Ghani said youth should not be misused by any movement or party, the Presidential Palace ... Full story

Violence in Takhar’s Chahaab to be ended, CE

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Friday evening with a number of residents of Takhar’s Chahaab district. In the meeting, residents of the district by ... Full story

Acting minister of economy introduced

 KABUL: In a ceremony held at the ministry of economy, second vice president, Sarwar Danesh officially introduced Mostafa Mastour as acting minister of economy, Bakhtar ... Full story

Sweden committed to continue cooperation with Afghanistan, Sjöberg

 KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met with the outgoing ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Kabul Anders Sjöberg on Saturday, Bakhtar News ... Full story

Top Afghan, U.S. officials discuss bolstering relations

 KABUL: In a video conference held late Friday, National Security Advisor, Mohammad Hanif Atmar and his US counterpart McMaster discussed expansion of military and civilian ... Full story

Central Bank collects 935m defaced banknotes

 As the deadline for the exchange of damaged and defaced banknotes approaches, the state-owned Central Bank says it has collected over 935 million AFs of ... Full story

Necessary steps should be taken to improve IDPs life condition, UN

 During the past few years, a large number of our countrymen have been displaced from their homes due to increasing insecurities, poverty and natural incidents ... Full story

Northern areas’ security must be NUG’s top priority

 Fierce fightings are going on in sensitive strategic regions of the country. Consecutive collapse of districts of northern provinces has increased this concern that Taliban ... Full story

World Breastfeeding Week celebrated

 The Ministry of Public Health celebrated the World Breastfeeding Week with the motto “Together towards Continued Breast Feeding” at the presence of a number of ... Full story

Youth & Peace

 The youth international day is celebrated every year.  This year, the day is expected to be marked under the title of “Youth and Peace”. Afghanistan is a ... Full story

India ‘to deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslims’

 India is planning to deport tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims it says are living in the country illegally. A government spokesman said on Friday that ... Full story

President Ghani attends Invictus Games torch lighting ceremony

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended Invictus Games’ torch lighting ceremony which was held at the Presidential Palace the other day, his office said in ... Full story

‘Our administrations became six years younger,’ President Ghani

   KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held a meeting to discuss the capacities and challenges facing by youth at the Presidential Palace, his office said in ... Full story

Political behavior before fighting corruption problematic, CE Abdullah

  KABUL: Speaking at a joint conference of ‘Fighting Corruption in Defense and Security Sector’, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said corruption should not be behaved ... Full story

MoIC appreciates a number of female engineers, architectures

 KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi appreciated a number of female engineers and architectures working in Dar-ul-Aman reconstruction project ... Full story

Taliban open new chapter of crimes in Mirza Olang

   KABUL: Afghanistan Reforms Association combined of civil society activists and correspondents by condemning recent crime of Taliban group in Mirza Olang valley of Sar-e-Pul’s Sayad ... Full story

Moscow’s policy is to maintain the status quo

A competitive and confronting world order by the US, has led Russia to raise once again and maintain the current situation in its favor ... Full story

Pentagon mulling airstrikes against Daesh in Philippines

 The US Department of Defense is weighing a new strategy that would authorize the military to expand its global drone strike program to the Philippines, ... Full story

National dialogues & consensus needed to fight corruption, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated and delivered yesterday in joint anti-corruption conference in the country’s defense and security sector.    In the conference, the country’s ... Full story

NPC approves 4 contracts worth 2 billion afg

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the session of national procurement commission was held yesterday at presidential palace. In the session, four contracts including ... Full story

Digital passport issuing center opened in MoFA for Afghan refugees

 KABUL: Digital passport issuing center was opened for Afghan refugees to Pakistan and Iran in MoFA by minister of foreign affairs Salahuddin Rabbani and representatives ... Full story

Up to 14,000 jobs to be created for Afghans through Swedish funded projects in Afghanistan

 Minister of MoRRD, Durani and Sweden’s ambassador to Afghanistan Mr. Sjöberg appeared in a joint press conference on Sweden’s fund for Afghanistan at the government ... Full story

New appointments

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in separate decrees has appointment Eng. Shir Mohammad Jamizada as senior advisor to President on natural resources affairs and Ahmad ... Full story

Pak Prime Minister vows joint work in war on terror

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a telephonic conversation, congratulated Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as the new Pakistan’s Prime Minister ... Full story

Book ‘’Realities of Life’ published in Kabul

 KABUL: The second volume of book titled ‘’Realities of life’ written by Nasir Ahmad Mazloomyar has been published in Kabul. The book encompassing social and cultural ... Full story

Domestic products need attention

 A landlock country, like Afghanistan, is not expected to yield as much as higher agricultural products, as eye-catchingly seen this year, in many provinces of ... Full story

Iran plays significant role in Afghanistan’s reconstruction, peace process, experts

 Following official visit of President Ashraf Ghani to Teheran, a number of lawmakers and experts called relation with Iran in the benefit of Afghanistan. They stressed ... Full story

NUG needs to review its security & political programs against Taliban

 During the past two days, Afghan defense and security forces have launched more than 90 military operations in 20 provinces where 260 Taliban insurgents and ... Full story

Afghanistan seeks Czech Republic’s cooperation in agriculture sector

 KABUL: Afghanistan eyeing Czech Republic to cooperate in agriculture and livestock using their expertise as well as attract investments, aiming to develop the sector, the ... Full story

Tillerson tells Russian FM: Election meddling created ‘serious mistrust’

 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday he had told his Russian counterpart that Moscow's meddling in the US presidential election had created "serious mistrust" ... Full story

US assures continued support to Afghanistan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met US Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs and Acting Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Alice ... Full story

President Ghani praises Special Forces’ successes

KABUL: In a meeting with Special Forces’ units, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani lauded their bravery and efforts in suppressing the enemies, the president press office ... Full story

Prince Ehsanullah’s praying ceremony held

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended a praying ceremony of Prince Eng. Ehsanullah son of King Amanullah Khan held at the presidential palace on Monday, ... Full story

UNAMA finalizes its strategic review

   KABUL: UNAMA chief Yamamoto called on chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. In the meeting, UNAMA chief said that they had finalized their strategic review, adding ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah chairs council of ministers session

 KABUL: Chaired by chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, council of ministers’ session was held yesterday at Sapidar palace in Kabul. In the session, he said that ... Full story

3 nominee ministers introduced

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has introduced three nominee ministers for three ministries, his office said in a statement.  The new nominees include Shahzad Gul Ayoubi, ... Full story

Cultural committee of convening commission for Independence Day holds session

 KABUL: Chaired by deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture Sayed Fazil Sancharaki, the session of cultural committee of convening commission for Independence ... Full story