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4 school buildings being constructed in Zabul

 QALAT: Construction work on four school buildings has kicked off in southern Zabul province, a ptoject that will help provide a proper learning environment for ... Full story

US airstrikes kill 84 civilians at school, market in Syria: HRW

 Human Rights Watch says the US killed at least 84 civilians, including scores of children, in airstrikes on a school and market near the northern ... Full story

Public support essential to eradicate polio virus in Afghanistan

 Around 9.9 million children under the age of 5 will be vaccinated this week during the fourth round of polio National Immunization Days of this ... Full story

Suicide bombers lack religious knowledge, act against Islamic Sharia

 A car bomb targeted a convoy of RS forces on Road Orange. Eyewitness claim that five civilians were injured while Taliban have claimed responsibility of ... Full story

Closing medical centers and schools, Taliban continuing their hostility to people

 Taliban recently threatening the medical staffs, closed 54 medical centers in Urozgan province which deprived more than 100000 people from receiving medical services.  Khan Aqa the ... Full story

US investment in Afghan mines sector could be good news for Afghanistan

 Afghanistan government and US administration have recently agreed that US private companies would invest on Afghanistan mines sector. Experts on economical affairs told The Kabul ... Full story

Fighting corruption draft should come into effect, lawmakers

 The government of Afghanistan is working on a national strategy to fight corruption, through which corruption rate would be reduced to some extent. Five priorities have ... Full story

President Ghani meets religious scholars

 KABUL: At the threshold of marking Ashura ceremony, President Ghani met with a number of Sunni and Shiite Ulama at his office on Monday, the ... Full story

NPC approves 20 projects worth 2.3b Afghanis

 KABUL: Chaired by President Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Committee (NPC) held meeting on Monday, during which 20 projects worth 2.3bln Afghani were approved, the ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah chairs CM meeting

 KABUL: Chaired by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the Council of Ministers (CMs) held meeting on Monday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.  At the outset, the ... Full story

Photo exhibition to mark ‘World Tourism Day’ held

 KABUL: Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Finance, Administrative and Tourism Affairs, Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi inaugurated a photo exhibition on Monday to mark World ... Full story

CE congratulates Merkel on winning election

 In a message released on Monday, Chief Executive Office congratulated the Christian Democratic Union win to Germany people and government particularly to PM Merkel. Afghanistan and ... Full story

Afghanistan Wins Its 9th Bronze Medal At Asian Games

 Noor Ahmad Ahmadi, Afghan freestyle wrestler, won a bronze medal in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat late Monday. Ahmadi, 25, beat ... Full story

Preparations underway to start training of Afghan Black Hawk pilots

 The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan in a Twitter post said the Assistant Minister of Defense Tamim Asey, a top General of 205th Corps ... Full story

Afghan-India ties not against Pakistan

 Earlier this week, Pakistani representative at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, opposed India’s political and military role in Afghanistan while the presidential ... Full story

War formula changes in Afghanistan

 In consideration to US decision and strategy for South Asian countries in particular Afghanistan, war formula has changed to the benefit of Afghanistan rather than ... Full story

Muharram 10th belongs to all muslims

 The better way of celebration Moharram 10th is this that the mourners should not create hurdles for people and should not hold breast-beating and prevent ... Full story

Ring-roads effective in Afghanistan

 The ministry of public works has reported that ring-roads can create many facilities to people.  The spokesperson to the ministry, Rouhani Mahdawi told The Kabul Times ... Full story

Afghanistan makes history, shoots down Turkmenistan in Ashgabat 2017 Futsal tournament

President Ghani congratulates National Futsal Team victory, hopes further success ... Full story

Germany votes in key national elections

Germany is going to the polls on Sunday for the country's federal elections, with long-serving Chancellor Angela Merkel looking all but certain to win a ... Full story

CE opens Kandahar 10 MW solar power plant project

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah during his visit from Kandahar province laid the foundation stone of 10 MW solar electricity project in Daman district ... Full story

Chinese ambassador to Kabul calls on deputy CE

 KABUL: Chinese ambassador to Kabul called on chief executive first deputy Eng. Mohammad Khan at Marble palace yesterday. In the meeting, chief executive deputy while praising ... Full story

44th death anniversary of Mawlana Khasta commemorated in Kabul

 KABUL: A seminar was held yesterday by ministry of information and culture to commemorate 44th death anniversary of Mawlana Khal Mohammad Khasta in Kabul. In the ... Full story

Manuscripts, historic documents exhibition opened in national archive

 KABUL: Manuscripts and historic documents exhibition was held in national archive yesterday. In a ceremony held on this occasion, acting minister of information and culture Prof. ... Full story

Taliban financial officer, a key member killed in Samangan

 AIBAK: Afghan security forces have killed a key member of the Taliban group along with their financial officer in Samangan province, security officials said. According to ... Full story

Human, children trafficking a crime against humanity

 In our world and territory an extremely harsh and anti-human phenomenon is developing. Due to this phenomenon and brutal activities of human smuggling mafia, hundreds ... Full story

Peace; a world desire & serious need of Afghanistan people

 World Peace Day is marked to aim at ceasefire and addressing violence in various parts of the world. The day was selected in 57th UN ... Full story

Opportunities missing in uprooting terror

 Pakistan’s Prime Minister at the United Nations General Assembly has reiterated on his stance that no terrorists’ sanctuaries are in his country, and once again ... Full story

Tourism Role in socio- economic development

 Whenever we approach the word of tourism, immediately words on relations among our people, grounds of views exchange, introduction of different cultures and a reasonable ... Full story

Statement by FM Rabbani at the Foreign Ministerial Meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

 Mr. Chairman,  Ladies and Gentlemen,   Please allow me to begin thanking you for convening this year’s annual coordination meeting, and the Government of Turkey for its ... Full story

HPC to take firm steps to end war in Afghanistan, Khalili

 Officials for High Peace Council (HPC) have said the council was making effort to reach honorable peace in Afghanistan through dialogues and negotiations and hoped ... Full story

US using Nusra terrorists to hinder Astana talks: Syrian FM

 The Syrian foreign minister says the United States is enlisting the help of al-Nusra Front terrorist group to undermine the achievements of the intra-Syrian peace ... Full story

“No one is allowed to disrupt national unity,” President Ghani

 KABUL: Condemning any discriminatory act in all fields particularly inside the government, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said he wouldn’t allow any individual or entity to ... Full story

Northern provinces’ problems to be addressed, CE

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met on Saturday with a number of northeast zone’s elders and influential figures, a statement from his office said. Attended ... Full story

FM Rabbani meets US Special Representative for Afghanistan, Pakistan

 NEW YORK: Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met with the United States Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Mrs. Alice G. Wells at his ... Full story

Social media to be legalized

 KABUL: In a news conference with representative of journalists’ federation and deputy to government and media joint committee, deputy minister of information and culture on ... Full story

31 Taliban fighters killed in Kunduz, Faryab operations

 At least 31 Taliban fighters were killed in air and ground operations carried out by Afghan security forces in Kunduz and Faryab provinces – in ... Full story

Afghanistan makes history, shoot down Turkmenistan in Ashgabat 2017 Futsal contests

ASHGABAT: Turkmenistan paid the penalty for their wasteful finishing as they bowed out of the men's Futsal tournament at the quarter-final stage in a dramatic ... Full story

Undocumented travel agencies should be banned, representatives

 KABUL: Deputy Finance, Tourism and Administrative Minister of Information and Culture, Associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavi met with a number of travel agencies’ representatives at ... Full story

President Ghani’s remarks at 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

 Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, As I stand here before you today, I am reminded that the wise men and women of 1945 displayed a unique ... Full story

Late Prof Rabbani, lessons of life

 Professor Burhannudin Rabbani is an exceptional 20th century personality of Afghanistan whose life, action and personality could be an example for others. One can learn ... Full story

AAF to receive four Black Hawk helicopters, MoD

 Officials of the ministry for defense are saying that based on four-year security plan, the Afghan Air Force (AAF) would receive four US-made black hawk ... Full story

Bangladesh urges ‘safe zones’ for Rohingya in Myanmar

 Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for the establishment of safe zones inside Myanmar to protect the Rohingya Muslims who are fleeing a government-sanctioned ... Full story

US committed to support Afghanistan, Trump

 NEW YORK: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with his US counterpart Donald Trump at the sideline of the 72nd session of the United Nations General ... Full story

President Ghani meets UN Secretary-General

 NEW YORK: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres on Thursday afternoon, his office said in a statement.  According ... Full story

“We would prove balance development in action,” CE

 KABUL: Attended by Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the contract of five road construction and a concrete bridge projects cost 4bln Afghani were signed between ... Full story

Political solution key to end war, CE

 KABUL: Speaking during a ceremony to mark World Peace Day in Kabul, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said the main problem before restoration of peace ... Full story

Afghans have same stance on troop level as before

 The people of Afghanistan have time and again said that dispatching more troops to Afghanistan could do nothing unless domestic security forces were fully trained ... Full story

US to send 3000 more troops to Afghanistan

 The Pentagon has declared it is going to send 3000 more troops to Afghanistan, according to a Trump administration official, an attempt to break a ... Full story

Honesty in action, Kabul basic condition for talks with Pakistan

 President of Afghanistan Islamic Republic Mohammad Ashraf Ghani would meet prime minister of Pakistan Shahed Khaqan Abbasi at the sideline of UNGA session. Prior to ... Full story

Defense, security forces trying to ensure people’s security

 Security problems in the country particularly in Sar-e-Pul, Jawzjan, Kunar and Farah province have caused people concern. In case of insecurity, ANSF are addressed to focus ... Full story

NUG making effort to reduce poverty in Afghanistan

 Afghanistan government officials have informed of efforts to reduce poverty in Afghanistan, saying that a high council on reduction of poverty has kicked off its ... Full story

US supply of lethal arms to Ukraine won’t help stability: Russia

 Russia says the United States’ potential provision of “lethal weapons” to Ukraine will not promote stability in the East European country. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made ... Full story

President Ghani in New York to attend 72th UN General Assembly

 KABUL: Led by a high-level government delegation, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani arrived in New York Tuesday evening to participate in 72th UN General Assembly. Based on ... Full story

CE eying good relation with Sweden

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in his meeting with new Swedish ambassador to Afghanistan, congratulated him for his new job and hoped relations between ... Full story

Painting exhibition ‘Art Speaks’ opened in Kabul

 KABUL: Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, Acting Minister of Information and Culture opened yesterday painting exhibition titled ‘art speaks’ in Kabul. In a ceremony held on this ... Full story

Afghan Air Force receives first U.S.-made Black Hawk helicopters

 The Afghan Air Force (AAF) has received its first U.S.-made UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters as part of a planned replacement of its aging fleet of ... Full story

Pakistan trying to reduce international pressures by following various deceptive policies

 Afghanistan government will continue peace process. Pakistan is part of various bilateral, trilateral, quadrilateral and multilateral solutions for Afghanistan peace and believes that the solution ... Full story

Freedom from mental captivities, single definition from public interests key for Afghan problem solution

 President Ghani in a clear message asks armed oppositions to join peace process. They won’t success in fighting, because Afghanistan strategy has fundamentally changed. BNA political ... Full story

Solar-wind power projects importance to Afghanistan

 Solar and wind projects play significant role in Afghanistan, as the ministry of energy and water is making effort to establish and utilize such projects ... Full story

Ashgabat holds lavish opening ceremony for 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games

 ASHGABAT: The 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, featuring over 6000 athletes from 65 nations across the Asia and Oceania, were on Sunday formally ... Full story

Turkey sends tanks near Iraqi and Syrian borders

 Turkey has launched a military drill featuring tanks close to the Iraqi border and dispatched military vehicles to its southern border with Syria where several ... Full story

President Ghani Meets Asia Olympic Council’s President

 ASHGABAT: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received the Olympic Council of Asia’s President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah in his own residence in Ashgabat, Sunday afternoon, his ... Full story

CE looks round National Museum

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah looked round National Museum on Monday, his office said in a statement.  Accompanied by acting minister of information and culture ... Full story

NUG, US decisive to fight all terrorist groups, CE

 KABUL: In a meeting with members of Wolesi Jirga’s Internal Security Commission, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah said the national unity government and U.S. were decisive ... Full story

Largest private township construction inaugurated on 1534 acres of land in Kabul

 The construction of the largest private township was inaugurated in capital Kabul on Monday amid rising demand for the accommodation and housing in the city. The ... Full story

Ashgabat holds lavish opening ceremony for '5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games’

ASHGABAT: The 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, featuring over 6000 athletes from 65 nations across the Asia and Oceania, were on Sunday formally ... Full story

NATO to decide in a month on its troop levels

 NATO has said it will take another month to respond to Washington's demands for alliance allies to send more troops to Afghanistan, AFP reported. During a ... Full story

Sport; messenger of friendship

 President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, upon his arrival to Turkmenistan, warmly welcomed by Qurban Quli Berdi Mohammadov Turkmen President. Mohammadov said ... Full story

Terrorism; serious threat for Afghanistan, region & world security

 As Afghanistan national defense and security forces are seriously fighting against terrorism and making effort to maintain security in the country, but terrorism is still ... Full story

Concentration on peace, human living for all in a sustainable planet

 The authorities of the Afghan MoFA reported preparations and adoption of measures for president’s and his entourage delegation participation in UNGA 72nd session in New ... Full story

9th Silk Road festival held in Bamyan

 In an exclusive interview with The Kabul Times reporter, talking on the importance of the Silk Road festival, the head of Bamyan provincial department of ... Full story

South Korea, US agree on putting more pressure on North Korea: Seoul

 South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his American counterpart, Donald Trump, have reportedly agreed to exert extra pressure on North Korea. South Korea’s presidential office spokesman ... Full story

President Ghani meets Turkmen counterpart

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani warmly welcomed by his Turkmen counterpart at the sideline of the Asian Game inauguration ceremony, the other day, BNA reported. Turkmen ... Full story

President Ghani chairs high council on poverty reduction, services delivering, citizens’ partnership

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the first session of high council for reduction of poverty delivering services and citizen partnership was held ... Full story

CE, EU new ambassador discuss economic relations development

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with EU new ambassador Pierre Mayaudon and discussed expansion of economic relations. In the meeting, the EU new ... Full story

MoU signed on awareness of people from mines

 KABUL: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed yesterday between ministry of information and culture and state ministry for disaster management. The agreement was signed by ... Full story

Afghanistan wins first gold in Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

 Hussain Bakhsh Safari won first gold for Afghanistan after beating his three rivals on the opening day of fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games ... Full story

President Ghani meets Shpageeza Leagues’ players, coaches

  KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Shpageeza Leagues’ players, analysts and coaches at the Presidential Palace on Saturday, his office said in a ... Full story

Negotiations key to overcome challenges, CE

 KABUL: In a gathering to commemorate 6th martyrdom anniversary of Ustad Burhanuddin Rabbani, the martyr of peace and former president of the Islamic Republic of ... Full story

FM Rabbani meets Turkish ambassador

 KABUL: Minister of foreign affairs, Salahuddin Rabbani met with Turkish ambassador to Kabul, Ali Sayed Akin here at his office the other day, Bakhtar News ... Full story

“Hala & Translation” seminar to be held in a month

 KABUL: Chaired by deputy minister of information and culture on publication affairs, Fazel Sancharaki, the “Hala and Translation” seminar was held on Saturday, Bakhtar News ... Full story

IDB pays $74 m loan for construction of Kabul City ring-road

 KABUL: The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) provides up to $74 million to AFghansitan to construct the Kabul City ring-road, BNA reported the other day. The contract ... Full story

NATO commander reaffirms strong support to Afghanistan after Kandahar attack

 The commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan General John Nicholson reaffirmed the strong support of the alliance to Afghanistan after a suicide ... Full story

People stress on inter-Afghan peace dialogue, lawmakers

 Simultaneously with declaring US new strategy on Afghanistan and Pakistan and resuming peace negotiations, a number of lawmakers and experts said, ‘Pakistan’s role on Afghan ... Full story

Excuse of guilt before a martyrs

 The word of testimony is one of the most sacred Islamic words and contains a profound meaning that except Islam, no other school has realized ... Full story

Afghanistan seeks Pakistan’s sincere efforts in war on terror

 Officials from Afghanistan, United States and Pakistan in two separate meetings in Kabul discussed the fight against ISIS militants through Afghanistan-Pakistan bilateral military cooperation. The ... Full story

Ashgabat gears up for ‘Fifth Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games’

 Ashgabat known as the white marble city, the Turkmenistan’s capital, awaits the guests of the ‘Fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games’, also known as ... Full story

Who settles beggers’ problem?

 Now a days the increasing economic problem due to losing jobs in government  departments, massive repatriation of refugees, unemployment and poverty are factors behind expansion ... Full story

People complain about hike of Airlines ticket prices

 The price of Airlines tickets have recently doubled that caused concern of passengers. Following these concern and complaints, in an exclusive interview with the Kabul ... Full story

South Korea’s imports of Iran’s oil up 40% in August

 The latest official figures show that South Korea’s imports of crude oil from Iran saw a whopping increase of above 40 percent last month.  Figures reported ... Full story

President Ghani visits Paktia to assess security in southeast provinces

 President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has paid a visit to Paktia to assess security situation in southeast provinces. Accompanied by senior commanders, the president visited the headquarters ... Full story

Security organs instructed for improvement of security in volatile regions

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani,the  armed forces supreme command session was held at presidential palace in which security situation of Faryab, Jawzjan, ... Full story

Provincial governors, mayors urged to prioritize prevention of land usurpation

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, chaired the other day a meeting held on rule of law and counter-corruption campaign, ... Full story

President Ghani accepts Swedish new ambassador’s credentials

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has accepted credentials of Swedish new ambassador to Kabul in a ceremony at presidential palace. After the ceremony, the country’s ... Full story

CE urges pressure on terrorism supporters

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, in a meeting to mark the National Hero’s 16th martyrdom anniversary, here in Kabul urged for exerting pressure on ... Full story

Prof. Bawari meets head of Russia Federative Cultural Center

 KABUL: Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, acting minister of information and culture in a meeting with the Russia Federative Head of Cultural Center spoke about the ... Full story

Indo-Afghan Cultural Week to be held

 KABUL: Associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mustafavi, Deputy Minister of Finance and Tourism for Information and Culture met Wednesday with head of Indian Council for Cultural ... Full story

Law on taxes for media clarified

 KABUL: Awareness program in connection with taxes law and modality of paying taxes was held by directorate of tax-payers for MoF in cooperation with ministry ... Full story

Bakhtar Treasuries relics exhibited in China

 BEIJING: An exhibition related to the Bakhtar Treasury of the country was officially inaugurated in Dunhuang city of Gansu State of China, an official said. The ... Full story

Ashgabat gears up for ‘Fifth Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games’

 Ashgabat known as the white marble city, the Turkmenistan’s capital, awaits the guests of the ‘Fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games’, also known as AIMAG ... Full story

Afghanistan, India’s growing partnership

 Afghanistan and India have a strong relationship based on historical and cultural links. The relationship is not limited to the governments in Kabul and New ... Full story

Focus on Afghan-Pak gloomy ties

 Once more, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said that his country was ready for negotiation with Pakistan’s authorities on an ... Full story

India to further boost strategic cooperation with Afghanistan

 The second Indo-Afghan Strategic Partnership Council meeting was held in New Delhi on Monday. At the meeting, both countries held extensive talks and discussed political ... Full story

On the occasion of Martyr’s Week:

A soldier who lost life to defend his compatriots ... Full story

Israel forced to ‘postpone’ first Africa summit

 Israel has had to indefinitely postpone a summit it had planned with African countries following a boycott by a number of those states. The so-called Africa-Israel ... Full story

NPC approves 10 contracts worth 2 billion Afghanis

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the national procurement commission’s (NPC) session was held Monday evening at presidential palace, in which 10 contracts ... Full story

President Ghani accepts new EU ambassador’s credentials

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a ceremony accepted credential of the new European Union ambassador, the presidential press ... Full story

President Ghani condoles killing of ICRC doctor in Afghanistan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has condoled over killing of Lorena Enebral Perez, a Spanish doctor working for International Red Cross in Mazar-e-Sharif. In a ... Full story

CE meets Finnish ambassador, Samangan dignitaries

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with Finnish ambassador to Kabul Hannu Ripatti at Sapedar palace. In the meeting, the country’s chief executive while ... Full story

NAP helps reduce maternal mortality rate, Sancharaki

 KABUL: Sayed Aqa Fazil Sancharaki, Deputy Minister of Publication Affairs for Information and Culture in a session held for absorption of donors’ cooperation in connection ... Full story

Taliban loses foreign fighters in Nangarhar drone strike

The Taliban insurgents have lost foreign fighters fighting in their ranks during an airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to the local officials, the ... Full story

67km of rural roads being reconstructed

 KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) on Tuesday said 67 kilometers of roads would be asphalted and graveled at a cost ... Full story

Peace talks; the only solution of ongoing crises

 Peace with Pakistan would be key solution to current crises in Afghanistan and until implementation of this, there would be no perspective for end of ... Full story

Targeting aid workers; an affront to humanity

 As the conflict in Afghanistan shows no sign of abating, humanitarian workers are finding themselves increasingly in the line of fire – or at the ... Full story

War, insecurity forcing women to quit job in media

 The Educational and Training Radio Television, with 12-hour radio and 18-hour TV broadcast, within the Ministry of Education, has up to 100 personnel including 20 ... Full story

China should not support countries funding terrorism

 Following several months consultations among Pentagon, CIA, congress authorities specially armed forces committee in the white house on issues related to Afghanistan and South Asia ... Full story

Dupree is gone and Afghanistan can... (poem on the death of Nancy Dupree )

  You can sob that she is gone  Or you can smirk that she rests in peace  You can dream and wish that she’ll come back  Or you ... Full story

Turkey to make effort towards improvement of relations between Kabul, Islamabad

 President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in his official visit to Astana, capital city of Kazakhstan besides participation and delivering speech in the first summit of the ... Full story

Top UN rights official warns of ‘ethnic cleansing’ against Myanmar Muslims

 The United Nations' top human rights official has denounced the Myanmar government for its apparent “systematic attack” on Rohingya Muslims, warning that “ethnic cleansing” seems ... Full story

Afghan, Uzbek presidents stress on bolstering cooperation

 KABUL:  Having attended the First OIC Summit on Science and Technology which was organized on 9-10 September in Astana, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani arrived in ... Full story

“Martyrs’ Week aims to remember braveries of those lost their lives while defending the country,” Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Chief Executive (CE) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah chaired the Council of Ministers’ (CM) meeting here yesterday at Sapidar Palace, a statement from CE office said ... Full story

Denmark committed to continue cooperation with Afghanistan

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with Danish ambassador here in Kabul the other day, his office said in a statement. In the meeting, the ... Full story

MHEI’s leading body meets VP Danesh

 KABUL: Mora Higher Education Institute (MHEI)’s head and leading body met on Monday with second vice president Sarwar Danesh , Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.  In ... Full story

India agrees to provide further assistance to ANDSF

 NEW DELHI: India on Monday agreed to provide further assistance to Afghan national defense and security forces during a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma ... Full story

Minister Hakimi, AKDN representative discuss bilateral cooperation

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Noor Jahan Mowani, representative of Aga Khan Development Network for Afghanistan here yesterday, a presidential statement said. In the ... Full story

India committed to help Afghanistan in fighting terrorism

 Recently, Indian officials have declared their country is committed to help Afghanistan in fighting terrorism and assured of India’s continued cooperation with this country.  At the ... Full story

China can help end conflicts in Afghanistan

 Both China and Pakistan have reportedly agreed that there was a need for political solution to the conflict in Afghanistan, as numerous talks to end ... Full story

Literacy the torch of life’s path

 17th of Sonbola, 8th of Sep coincides with the International Literacy Day, what that could dominate darknesses and with its bright and shining light become ... Full story

Afghanistan martyrs; symbol of national unity

 Contemporary history of Afghanistan is a magnificence history, in which brave and epic making men managed to shed their warm and red blood and made ... Full story

Anti-corruption efforts supported nationally & internationally

 Corruption is not a new issue in government institutions. Yet, corruption which has been existed in contracts of domestic and foreign contractors during the past ... Full story

Dupree is gone and Afghanistan can...(poem on the death of Nancy Dupree )

You can sob that she is gone Or you can smirk that she rests in peace You can dream and wish that she’ll come back Or ... Full story

Death toll from earthquake in Mexico hits 90

 The death toll from a powerful earthquake that recently struck Mexico’s southern coast has risen to at least 90, as rescuers race to save those ... Full story

President Ghani slams terrorist attack on Kapisa provincial ulema council chief

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned in a statement terrorist attack on Kapisa provincial ulema council Mawlavi Gul Mohammad Hanifyar and said terrorist ... Full story

President Ghani meets his Turkish & Kazakh counterparts

 ASTANA: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on second day of his official visit to Kazakhstan met yesterday with his Turkish counterpart Rajab Tayyep Urdogan in Astana, ... Full story

CE prays for shaheed Massoud in his mausoleum

 PANJSHIR: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in his visit to Panjshir prayed for the soul of Martyred Massoud in his mausoleum in the province.  Received and ... Full story

Advocacy group seeking end to violence in media

 KABUL: An advocacy group for the women and children development and support in a meeting with the deputy publication minister of information and culture, Fazel ... Full story

Nancy’s death receives wide condolences 

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Ministry of Information and Culture and the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan have offered deep condolence to the death of ... Full story

Martyrs week & importance of national unity

 Politicians, former jihadi leaders and dozens of residents from different parts of the country attended a ceremony in Kabul on Saturday to commemorate ‘Martyrs Week’ ... Full story

Remembering the ‘Lion of Panjshir’

 Ahmad shah Massoud who had been born in Panjshir province of Afghanistan in 1953, had initiated his armed activities against Red Army in 1975 and ... Full story

E-Tazkir distribution key step towards good governance

 Distribution of E-Tazkiras is one of issues creating both concerns and hopes for the people who are stressing on the government to soon start distribution ... Full story

US plans to expand military ties with Myanmar amid atrocities against Rohingya: Report

 The United States is not likely to intervene to stop the ethnic cleansing campaign against Myanmar’s downtrodden Rohingya Muslims and is even drafting a bill ... Full story

NUG leaders’ messages on advent of ‘Martyrs Week’

 “Once again, we are at the threshold of Martyr’s Week and 16th martyrdom anniversary of Afghanistan’s National Hero, Ahmad Shah Massoud,” the president said in ... Full story

UN entities’ responsibilities, replications stressed

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a session was held on Saturday to discuss reforms’ practical draft and UN entities’ activities in Afghanistan, ... Full story

National Hero’s 16th martyrdom anniversary marked in Kabul

 KABUL: In a gathering held on Saturday, 16th martyrdom anniversary of national hero of Afghanistan Ahmad Shah Massoud and Martyr’s Week was marked, Bakhtar News ... Full story

Institute for Economic Cooperation opened in China

 KABUL: Minister of Finance Eklil Hakimi attended the inauguration ceremony of the ‘Institute for Economic Cooperation in Central Asia and the Region’ here in Urumqi ... Full story

China will play constructive role in bringing Pakistan, Afghanistan together: Wang Yi

 BEIJING: China has said that it will play a “constructive role” in bringing Pakistan and Afghanistan on the same page as part of fresh efforts ... Full story

Religious scholar killed in Afghanistan

 An Islamic cleric was gunned down near the Afghan capital Kabul, officials confirmed on Saturday. Mawlawi Gul Mohammad Hanifyar was the head of the provincial ulema ... Full story

Supporting martyrs’ families encourages devotion for homeland

 If we don’t ignore reality and honesty, put our conscience on the throne of justice, we obtain that sacrificing of life is not simple and ... Full story

Electricity much needed for development of Afghanistan

 Afghanistan is rich in water, lands, mountains and mine resources. As our country has lots of water, construction of hydro power dams is needed to ... Full story

New strategy effective tool to counter corruption

 President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani presided over a special meeting to discuss the national counter-corruption strategy here on Monday. At the meeting of the council on ... Full story

US new strategy, Pakistan uncertainty

 Due to its sensitive location in South Asia, its historical tensions with India and Afghanistan and its suitable relations with China, Pakistan has always used ... Full story

Trump holds the fate of 800,000 young immigrants in his hands

 US President Donald Trump plans to announce Tuesday his decision on whether to end an amnesty for hundreds of thousands of people brought to America ... Full story

President Ghani offers condolence to Logar incident’s martyrs families

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting yesterday with families of those martyred in recent Logar incident expressed deep condolence and sympathy.  In the meeting ... Full story

Credentials of Danish, Finnish ambassadors accepted

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in separate ceremonies held yesterday at president palace accepted credentials of Danish and Finnish ambassadors to Afghanistan. After the ceremonies held ... Full story

President Ghani chairs cabinet session

 KABUL: Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the cabinet session was held Monday afternoon at presidential palace. Based on the session’s agenda, minister of justice ... Full story

Two Kidnapped Red Cross Workers Released

 Two Red Cross staff members who were kidnapped in northern Jowzjan province of Afghanistan about seven months ago, have been released, the International Committee of ... Full story

Car full of explosives seized in Kapisa

 MAHMOD RAQI : Police forces have seized a car full of explosives in the capital of central Kapisa an official said the other day. Mohammad Ayub ... Full story

Afghan special forces seize cache of weapons in Helmand

 LASHKARGAH: Afghan commando forces have seized a Taliban cache of weapons in Helmand, province officials said the other day. The seizure was made during an 8-hour ... Full story

Maimanagi holds female art exhibition

 As we all know that art is one of the basic and fundamental phenomena and show our country’s national identification and civilizations, fortunately, Afghanistan government ... Full story

Afridi, Gibbs to reunite in Afghanistan!

Known to be big hitters for their respective nations, Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs will join forces in Kabul for the Sphageeza Cricket League. Afridi will be star player for the Muslimyar Speenghar Tigers while Gibbs will coach the side. ... Full story

N Korea likely getting ready for new ICBM test: South Korean military

 The South Korean military says the North appears to be getting ready for another missile launch, possibly an Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test, a day ... Full story

National counter-corruption strategy reviewed

 KABUL: Chaired by President Ghani, the high council of rule of law and fighting corruption held extra-ordinary meeting at the presidential palace the other day, ... Full story

Danesh meets Qom Seminary leading body

 KABUL: Ayatollah Alireza Arafi, general director of Jamiatul Mustafa al-Alimeya University and head of Qom Seminary met with Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh here in ... Full story

MoFA condemns Myanmar violence against Rohingya Muslims

 KABUL: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan issuing a statement condemned the recent atrocities perpetrated against the Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar ... Full story

BRICS reaffirms support to Afghanistan

 KABUL: The head of states of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa at the BRICS Summit in China yesterday strongly condemned and named in ... Full story

More than 200,000 tourists visit Bamyan this year, official

 KABUL” The number of local and foreign tourists visiting historic sites and natural beauty in central Bamyan province has increased as so far more than ... Full story

People never forget terrorists’ anti-human crimes

 BNA social affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes the attack on prayers in Imam Zaman mosque on Friday was beyond an ordinary crime it ... Full story

Afghans unity to end sectarian violence

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during a meeting with Sunni and Shiite scholars here on the advent of Eid-ul-Adha has urged them to expose real ... Full story

President Trump must manage the downside risk to Afghanistan

The United States and India should work together to reinstate the quadrilateral security dialogue. ... Full story

Afghanistan: Entrepreneurial Women Bring Economic Vibrancy in Rural Communities

 Halima, 35, is showing her daughters how to feed the chickens strutting around the yard. She is the proud owner of a small poultry farm ... Full story

Rohingya exodus continues after 73,000 flee Myanmar

 Nearly 75,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh, with aid officials warning relief camps are reaching full capacity as thousands continue ... Full story

“We are fully ready for negotiations with Pakistan,” President Ghani

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, after attending Eid-ul-Adha prayers at the Arg mosque, said: “We are fully ready for ... Full story

President evaluates eastern provinces’ security situations

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, at the head of a high level delegation, paid a visit to the eastern ... Full story

Danesh lays floral at Imam Zaman Mosque Martyrs Memorial

 KABUL: Second Vice-President, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, accompanied by a number of government authorities, ministers and some senior military officials laid floral at the shrine of ... Full story

Commission seeking solution to violence against women

 KABUL: 74th meeting of high commission on prevention of violence against women has been held aiming at seeking solution to the challenges faced by women ... Full story

Militants suffer casualties in Kandahar, Paktika operations: MoD

 The Taliban insurgents have suffered casualties during the operations of the Afghan security forces in southern Kandahar and southeastern Paktika provinces.  The Ministry of Defense ... Full story

Trader kidnapped, killed in Nimroz capital

 ZARANJ: A businessman has been killed after being abducted by unknown gunmen in the capital of southwestern Nimroz province, police said on other day. The incident ... Full story