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Trump signs order to keep Guantánamo Bay prison open

 US President Donald Trump says he has signed a new executive order to keep open the notorious Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba. "I just signed, prior ... Full story

Indonesia ready to help Afghanistan in peace, economic development & trade

 Indonesia is ready to cooperate Afghanistan in peace process, economic development, trade, infrastructural affairs and other fields. On his official visit to Kabul on Monday, Indonesian ... Full story

Suicide attacks illegal in Islam

 Since several years, Taliban suicide attacks among civilians victimize children and women, these attacks gradually changed to major problem of ANSF and NATO forces. Suicide ... Full story

Woodturning industry; fine art in Afghanistan history

 Haroon Amiri, one of owners of woodturning shops and a turner in Kabul city, in an interview with The Kabul Times correspondent briefed related to ... Full story

Int’l pressures must be increased over Pakistan: Lawmakers, experts

 Since one and half week the Kabul city has been witnessing of suicide attacks and explosions that as a result hundreds of our compatriots were ... Full story

Unity a must to foil Taliban’s vicious goals

 After a series of massacre and high-casualty attacks by insurgents in the capital Kabul and other provinces of Afghanistan, US President Donald Trump speaking with ... Full story

President Ghani inquires those injured in recent terrorist incidents in Kabul

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani visited Ghazi Amanullah Khan hospital and inquired after those injured in recent terrorist incidents in Kabul. While inquiring after the injured ... Full story

President Ghani attends Holy Quran recitation & prayer ceremony

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani participated yesterday in full Holy Quran recitation and prayer ceremony held at Presidential Palace’s mosque.  At the ceremony, the country’s President ... Full story

NUG leaders meet Norwegian defense minister

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Monday with Defense Minister of Norway Frank Bakke Jensen at Presidential Palace.  In the meeting, both sides discussed expansion of ... Full story

Various statistics to cause fair service supply face problem, VP Danesh

 KABUL: Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, chaired the meeting of National Statistics Committee and called for coordination between central administrations and the National Statistics Committee (NSC), ... Full story

Prof. Bawari urges government media to focus on unity & national consensus

 KABUL: Acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari in a meeting with officials of government media organizations said that government media should ... Full story

Information and Culture Directorate to be established in Kabul

 KABUL: In a meeting between the acting minister of information and culture, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari and Kabul governor, Mohammad Yaqoub Haidari, a plan was ... Full story

110 MoIC workers receive winter clothing

 Deputy to Administrative, Finance and Tourism of the Ministry of Information and Culture, Associate Prof. Sayeda Muzhgan Mustafavi, on Monday, distributed winter clothing to up ... Full story

Condolence messages

 The leadership and staff of the Ministry of Information and Culture are saddened by the death of two music stars, Ustad Abdul Rashid Mashini and ... Full story

Four Afghan cricketers snapped up by IPL teams

 Four Afghan cricketers created history and made huge strides as they were picked up by their respective franchises in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) ... Full story

NATO to dispatch 3,000 extra troops for Afghanistan

 Recently the NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg has announced that this organization plans to deploy 3000 more troops to Afghanistan to train Afghan security forces. NATO Secretary ... Full story

Kabul deadly ambulance attack causes huge financial losses

 A number of shopkeepers by recalling of Saturday’s deadly suicide attack in Sadarat square told The Kabul Times correspondent that besides causing heavy casualties, the ... Full story

‘Economic terrorism’ footprint in Intercontinental Hotel Attack

 Officials in chamber of commerce and industries as well as hotel owners’ union have said that attack on economic centers, airways’ companies and killing of ... Full story

Kabul ‘massacre’ draws worldwide condemnation

 KABUL: The government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan declared a national day of mourning after an ambulance packed with explosives blew up in a crowded ... Full story

Islamic nations’ cooperation crucial for peace in Afghanistan

 The teachings of  Islam prohibit terrorism and condemn unwarranted violence and bloodshed. Muslim scholars and leaders from all parts of the world in the past ... Full story

Syria peace effort on track as delegates gather in Sochi

 A new round of peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition aimed at solving the country's crisis begins in the Russian Black Sea ... Full story

Indonesian President vows peace support in landmark visit to Kabul

Indonesia, Afghanistan laying foundation of a new bilateral ties: President Ghani ... Full story

Afghanistan’s future depends on your unity: President Ghani told youth

 KABUL: In a joint meeting with Youth National Unity Consolidation and Afghanistan New Partnership organizations, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said Afghanistan’s future depended on your ... Full story

President Ghani, US Gen. Votel discuss ANSF capacity building

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with commander of the United States Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel at the presidential palace the other day, his ... Full story

Comprehensive plan needed to address IDPs & returnees’ problems, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the High Council on Refugees here the other day, a presidential statement said. At the outset Minister of Refugee and ... Full story

NPC approves two projects worth $214 million

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, National Procurement Commission (NPC) held meeting the other day, during which two contracts on construction of Kajaki power ... Full story

MoF, WB sign $100m grant agreement

 KABUL: Afghanistan and the World Bank on Sunday signed a $100 million grant agreement to improve management of public finances by strengthening the capacity of ... Full story

MoIC to celebrate ‘Cultural Week’ in Daikundi next year

 KABUL: In a meeting with Daikundi provincial governor Mahmoud Baligh and a number of its culturists, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Prof. Mohammad Rassoul ... Full story

Six Taliban & Haqqani network members with Pakistan links put on terror list

 US recent steps are considered as Washington commitment towards cooperation with Afghanistan peace process, but such pressures on terrorist groups and those supporting the groups ... Full story

US, UK continue support, cooperation with Afghanistan

 Strongly condemning terror attacks on Hotel Intercontinental Kabul and save the children in Jalalabad, the US and UK reassured their support and cooperation with Afghan ... Full story

Time for Ulema to play effective role in peace, stability of Afghanistan

 Afghans believe that religious scholars have vital role in achieving the goal of peace, prosperity and development in the country and no one can deny ... Full story

Concerns over increasing air pollution in Kabul

 Increasing pollution of environment in recent years have caused serious concern of citizens. These concerns made upper house to decide to question environment officials. Because ... Full story

ISI supports IS in Afghanistan

 Defense Ministry of Afghanistan says, IS in this country is a Pakistan project that has design and supported by intelligence service of that country. BNA reporter ... Full story

Holding exhibitions to help improve women’s handicrafts

 The first Bazaar Roz (Day Market) exhibition was held in coordination with the Ministry of Commerce and Industries and the Women’s Business Chamber in Ferdowsi ... Full story

Peace proposal by US, Saudi Arabia ‘not even worth the ink’: Syria

 The Syrian ambassador to the United Nations and head of the government delegation to intra-Syrian peace talks has strongly rejected a proposal offered by some ... Full story

CE meets Carpet Industry Union's representatives

KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met a number of carpet industry union’s representatives at his office on Saturday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.  In the ... Full story

Finance Minister, ADB President discusses infrastructural projects

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Samuel Tumiwa, president of Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Afghanistan here in his office yesterday, a statement from ... Full story

Trade via Chabahar port increasing, official

 KABUL: The ministry of commerce and industry says the new Chabahar transit and trade agreement has been approved by the Iranian parliament and that the ... Full story

Rotavirus to reduce diarrhea disease among children, MoPH

 KABUL: To decline diarrhea disease among the children under one-year-old, the ministry of public health introduced rotavirus vaccine for the first time in the country, ... Full story

Ambulance bomb kills 40, wounds 144 in Kabul attack

Attackers drove an ambulance laden with explosives past a police checkpoint into a street that was only open to government workers. It happened near the ... Full story

President Ghani vows severe punishment for Intercontinental hotel attack

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the cabinet held session the other day, the presidential palace said in a statement. At the outset, condemning the ... Full story

People not satisfied with telecom services, President Ghani

 KABUL:  President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met provincial IT directors and Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) officials at his office on Wednesday afternoon, a presidential statement ... Full story

President Ghani assures full support to ‘Save the Children’ office in Nangarhar

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani phoned Save the Children in-charge Anwar Khan Zurmati in eastern Nangarhar province and spoke about the recent terrorist attack on ... Full story

CE Abdullah inaugurates ‘One Stop Shop’ for customs in Kabul

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah inaugurated ‘One Stop Shop’ for customs’ procedures at the Hamid Karzai International Airport the other day, his office said ... Full story

Minister Hakimi chairs Cricket Board Annual meeting

 KABUL: The cricket board annual meeting was held in Khybar Hall-Ministry of Finance and was chaired by Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance, attended by the ... Full story

Allama Iqbal’s translated book unveiled

 KABUL:  Allama Iqbal’s general poetry book converted from Urdu to Dari by Mohammad Afsar Rahbin, a country’s prominent poet and writer, was unveiled in Kabul ... Full story

US slaps sanctions on Taliban, Haqqani leaders

 KABUL: The United States on Thursday designated four Taliban and two Haqqani network leaders as global terrorists and slapped sanctions against them. The Trump administration also ... Full story

Voter lists being prepared based on old NICs

 KABUL: Independent Election Commission (IEC) acting head Wasima Badghisi said on Wednesday that voter lists would be completed based on the old paper National Identity ... Full story

‘Peace in Afghanistan requires regional, int’l efforts’

 Peace is a highly desire of Afghanistan people. Reaching to lasting peace and stability in the country is related to efforts of international community and ... Full story

First women bazaar opened in Kabul

 Most of bazzars in capital Kabul and provinces are managed by men and women involvement as seller is restricted to few places. With the help ... Full story

First gas power plant to be built in Mazar-e-Sharif

 The first private-public sector power generation project was signed in Mazar-e-Sharif between MoEW and Ghazanfar Group of Company GGC. According to officials of Breshna Co, the ... Full story

IDPs’ tragedy in Afghanistan

 In a report released recently, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said due to growing insecurity over the last year, the number of Internally Displaced Peoples ... Full story

MAIL’s new plans to improve agriculture, livestock situation in 1397

Reporting on vaccination of over 402 million domestic animals, the Ministry of Agricultural, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said, “to sustainably support livestock sector in 1397 ... Full story

Retired people’s problems should be addressed

Retirement is the point where a person completely stops employment . A person may also semi-retire by reducing work hours. An increasing number of individuals are choosing to put ... Full story

New sanctions on Taliban, Haqqani leaders commendable

The United States on Thursday designated four Taliban and two Haqqani network leaders as global terrorists and slapped sanctions against them.The Trump administration also asked Pakistan government to work with ... Full story

Mutual trust among people, govt. important for good governance

 Assessments and experiences of eventful years of wars and insecurity show that mutual trust and believes between people and government have been expanded only when ... Full story

Taliban use a four month Infant for terrorist activities

 Recently security forces in Kunduz province discover a fourth month infant with explosive materials in his clothes.  The implacable terrorists intended under the cover of the ... Full story

Aqina Pool, northern Faryab’s most famous historical site

 Cultural heritages are in fact a country’s cultural capital, indicating its people’s culture in a specific time.  Likewise, cultural heritages play visible role in attraction of ... Full story

Govt. should support domestic products: Craftsmen

 The craftsmen and producers of Afghani carpets say that this industry is dwindling with the import of Turkish carpets in Afghanistan’s markets, and people do ... Full story

Eradication of drugs requires national, international consensus

 During the Taliban rule, Afghanistan was changed to the biggest drug producer in the world. In the wake of taking over of interim administration, the ... Full story

Pakistan; epicenter of ‘international terrorism’

 International valid documents of the UN, foreign ministries, members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and all countries and media organizations of the world ... Full story

Suicide attacks should be enlisted war crimes

 Few days ago, a group of five suicide attackers entered Intercontinental Hotel, killing and injuring tens of people, mostly civilians. The Taliban claimed responsibility, the barbaric ... Full story

Turkey battles Syrian Kurds 'on two fronts' in Afrin

 Turkish troops have taken control of 11 Kurdish positions and created "safe zones" in neighbouring Syria's northwestern region of Afrin, according to Turkish media. Reports on ... Full story

Government planning to change Loy Paktia as economic zone, President Ghani

 President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with elders, civil society activists and youth of Zadran heard their problems, demands and suggestions. In the meeting held ... Full story

Farah security situation reviewed

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, a session was held for overall reviewing of security situation in Farah. In the session held yesterday at Presidential ... Full story

11 billion Afs saved in big contracts, NPC

  KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurements Committee (NPC) said up to 11 billion afghanis have saved from embezzlement in the ... Full story

President Ghani commends national police special force

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani commended national police special force, saying they protect the Afghans life and security at any time, a statement from the ... Full story

Prof. Bawari chairs national, religious & international days insertion commission’s session

 KABUL: Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, the session of national, religious and international days’ insertion commission was held ... Full story

Condolence messages on experienced media worker’s death

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a condolence message from his office, the other day expressed his deepest sadness over the death of Eng. Shahabuddin ... Full story

Ending war through education

 Education is a strong building block in building a stronger and healthier community.This starts by putting an emphasis on the importance of education for the ... Full story

US to dispatch mentors to Afghanistan to advise & train ANDSF, MoD

 US officials have recently announced that war against ISIS has ended in Syria and the country was determined to dispatch its advisors and mentors to ... Full story

Kabul Intercontinental Hotel attack widely condemned

 Saturday’s terrorist attack on Kabul Intercontinental Hotel has triggered widespread reactions among Afghanistan government officials and international organizations. Armed attackers stormed Saturday at around nine pm ... Full story

Increasing violence against women concerning

 A recent report by the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) shows unprecedented increase of violence against women in 2017 in central provinces. Due to ... Full story

Erdogan vows Turkish troops will crush YPG Kurdish militants in northern Syria

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed that his troops would crush the US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in Syria, saying the militant ... Full story

ANDSF martyrs’ families receive residential apartments’ keys

 KABUL: Based on defense ministry’s proposal and president’s decree, seven keys of residential apartments were given to Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) martyrs’ ... Full story

CE Abdullah promises women’s increasing role in govt. organs

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah received a number of women rights’ advocates and activists at his office on Monday, his office said in a ... Full story

MoF, US officials sign agreement worth $100mln

KABUL: In a ceremony held at the presidential palace, and attended by minister of finance, US ambassador in Kabul, administrative deputy and chairman of U.S. ... Full story

Prof. Bawari enquires two injured journalists health in Nangarhar

 KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari on Monday traveled to eastern Nangarhar province to enquire two injured journalists of Nangarhar ... Full story

US praises Afghan forces’ response to hotel attack

 KABUL: Joining the world in condemning the terrorist attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, the United States on Sunday applauded Afghan forces for their ... Full story

ROK strengthens support for UNFPA in addressing gender-based violence in Afghanistan

 KABUL: The Republic of Korea has stepped up its long-running support for UNFPA’s response to gender-based violence (GBV) in Afghanistan with a recent contribution of ... Full story

Minister Hakimi, AIIB delegation visit eastern provinces

 KABUL: Heading a high ranking delegation of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi traveled to eastern Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar provinces the ... Full story

Air corridor helps Afghanistan bypass Pakistan

 The National Unity Government NUG has been focusing on one of the most important sections, the economic infrastructure, in the last three years. Creation of ... Full story

Terrorists’ inhuman acts continue to take innocents’ lives

 Most of the Afghans looking forward to having peace restored in their country. They indeed want to see a proper country that stand among the ... Full story

China supporting Afghanistan peace & stability

 Afghanistan Regional Strategic Studies Center has stressed on expansion of relations between Afghanistan and China and considered role of the country as significant in maintaining ... Full story

Govt. decisive to hold parliamentary elections, spokesperson

 However, short time has left to holding parliamentary and district councils’ elections, but some people believe that the government doesn’t have firm will in the ... Full story

Indian assistance at first position

 In the wake of Bonn conference in 2001, the friendly country of India has not spared generous economic, financial, logistic, political, cultural and scientific assistance ... Full story

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Fatigued by cold winter, some Afghan shopkeepers and vendors, are seen in the picture using old cans to ignite fire and warm their hands

Opposition supporters clash with police in Honduras as protests continue over election results

 Police and protesters have clashed in Honduras’ capital and across the Central American country, amid growing discontent over the disputed re-election of President Juan Orlando ... Full story

President Ghani welcomes Herat mayor’s development plans

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting held at the presidential palace, praised the successes of western Herat mayor and welcomed his development plans, ... Full story

NUG leaders slam terrorist attack on Kabul Intercontinental Hotel

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a statement has condemned terrorist attack on Kabul Intercontinental Hotel and praised the country’s national defense and security forces ... Full story

“Return back as human capitals after completion of higher education,” President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with 100 Afghan youths who are going to follow their higher education in Uzbekistan. In the meeting held at ... Full story

President Ghani urges infrastructures, human resources importance

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a meeting of high council for human resources, emphasized on the importance of infrastructures and human resources, the presidential ... Full story

Ministry of Foreign condoles martyrdom of Dr. Wahid Poyan

 KABUL: The country’s foreign ministry, in a statement released Sunday, expressed deep condolence over the murder of Afghanistan nominated general consul, Dr. Abdullah Wahid Puyan, ... Full story

Nawroz historic festival to be widely held, Prof. Bawari

 KABUL: Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, the first session of Nawroz Festival Commission was held yesterday. In the session, ... Full story

Some billboards against Kabul City culture, Sancharaki

 KABUL: Fazel Sancharaki, deputy to the publication affairs of the ministry of information and culture at the meeting of the Billboard Amendment Commission, said that ... Full story

Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against ‘un-Islamic’ suicide bombers

 Pakistani clergies finally called suicide attacks illegal of against Islamic law or Sharia.  BNA social analyst commenting on the issue writes more than 1800 the most ... Full story

Attention to agricultural sector important for Afghanistan’s self sufficiency

 Agriculture has been considered as one of the major and basic economic sector in Afghanistan which enjoys valuable role in daily life of our people. ... Full story

Who settles beggars’ problems?

 Increasing economic problem due to losing jobs in government bodies, massive repatriation of refugees, unemployment and poverty are all factors behind increase of begging as ... Full story

Kabul municipality responsible for supporting & managing street vendors

 Officials for Kabul municipality by supporting and managing street vendors say the municipality is responsible for supporting the vendors and providing them with proper locations ... Full story

Time for Pakistan to take decisive actions against terrorists

 The United States urged Pakistan on Friday not to give sanctuary to “terrorist organizations”, adding United States can’t work with Pakistan if it continues to ... Full story

UN stresses collective efforts to counter terrorism

Afghanistan renders enormous sacrifices in war on terror: Karzai ... Full story

Germany stops arms sales to Saudi Arabia

 Germany has stopped selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and almost all of its allies waging war on Yemen, in a decision likely to have both ... Full story

NUG leaders meet Uzbekistan deputy PM, finance minister

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Uzbekistan deputy Prime Minister Jamshid Kuchkarov and finance minister who came to Kabul in an official visit, the presidential ... Full story

Contract of 52MW gas power project signed

 KABUL: The contract on a gas power project in Mazar-e-Sharif was signed between deputy minister of water and energy and head of Ghazanfar Group in ... Full story

President Ghani, AIIB delegation discuss infrastructural projects

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met a delegation of Asian Infrastructural Investment Bank (AIIB) here at the presidential palace yesterday, a statement said. Welcoming the delegation ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah emphasizes reform in MoD

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting attended by the minister of defense, chief of army staff, deputy of the ministry of defense ... Full story

Memorial to be built after fallen journalists in Kabul

 KABUL: The memorial foundation stonefor media and freedom of expressionmartyrs was laid in Kabul’s Pul-e-Bagh-e-Omomi by chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, MPs, media workers and ... Full story

Families should ease education for their daughters, Dr. Sadat

 KABUL: A meeting titled ‘Women Role in Society’ held in ministry of information and culture by Turkan-e-Ghazna Youth Organization on Saturday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) ... Full story

Afghanistan’s exports jump by 20 pc this year, MoCI

 Afghan ministry of commerce and industries (MoCI) said there was a 20 percent increase in the country’s exports this year.  The spokesperson to the ministry of ... Full story

Hopes increasing for new US strategy success

 Aimed at war on ISIL, the US intends to send more trainers and military equipments to Afghanistan next spring. This step is taking place at ... Full story

Taliban’s peace offer refusal further fuels bloodshed

The Taliban has allegedly rejected peace talks with the government, sticking to their stance of using arms, the only way, they believed would help reach ... Full story

Pakistan future destiny depends upon report of UNSC delegation

 A delegation of UNSC consisting of Kazakhstan ambassador at the UN who is undertaking alternate chairmanship of SC meetings as well as the US ambassador ... Full story

Afghan govt. urges Pakistan to practically step up on fighting terrorism

 Amid political pressures and US aid suspension to Pakistan, recently, 1800 Pakistani religious scholars in a joint fatwa, have called suicide attacks and explosions haram ... Full story

US general says ‘not giving up’ on commitment to US-Pakistan relationships

 Relations between Washington and Islamabad have recently gloomed as Trump’s administration has seriously asked Islamabad to take serious actions against armed terrorist groups having safe ... Full story

Iraqi parliament fails to agree on new election date

 The Iraqi parliament has failed to set a new date for elections and has also postponed its session until Saturday. The session was attended by 200 ... Full story

President Ghani speaks with US Vice-President via telephone

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a telephone conversation, discussed some key issues with the US Vice-President, Mike Pence, ... Full story

CE meets government institutions’ spokespersons

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Wednesday with spokespersons of ministries and government independent authorities. In the meeting, the country’ chief executive considered duty and ... Full story

VP stresses on expansion of relations between Afghanistan, China

 KABUL: Sarwar Danesh, Second Vice President, met Wednesday with Chinese ambassador to Kabul and discussed modality of further expansion of relations between Afghanistan and China. In ... Full story

Economy Ministry to help MoIC implement small projects

 KABUL: Ministry of Economy is determined to cooperate with Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) in implementation of small development projects. The projects which will be ... Full story

Eight IEDs discovered in Kapisa

 MAHMOUD RAQI: Eight Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) were discovered Wednesday in Taqab district of Kapisa. According to a spokesperson to 201st Corps Shir Agha Faqiri, ANA ... Full story

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Tens of carts are allowed by municipality to legally continue working, in order to prevent traffic jams in the capital.

Afghanistan still UNSC’s focus

 In a fresh move, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sent a high-level delegation, the core of the aim to closely assess situation in Afghanistan. The ... Full story

UNSC delegations’ Kabul visit considered key opportunity for peace & stability in Afghanistan

 A 15-member delegation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), who has recently paid a visit to Kabul has shared its concern with government officials ... Full story

People support to ANDSF, key to maintain security, MoD

 Officials for Ministry of Defense (MoD) have considered support of the people from Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) as the most significant factor ... Full story

Sport plays key role in coherence of society

 Abdul Wahab Zazai, a member of the National Taekwondo Team, was born in an well-educated family in 1991, graduated from the Faculty of Economics and ... Full story

Pakistan behind destruction of Afghanistan

 A senator from Kunduz province disclosed that Taliban in Kuduz and Baghlan provinces were instructed by Pakistani intelligence service (ISI) to disrupt communicational network in ... Full story

TAPI project to be inaugurated within one month

 After one month Herat province will be the witness of the opening of TAPI project by Afghanistan president and high-ranking officials from Turkmenistan, India and ... Full story

Teahouses run by women in ancient Bamyan

 Bamyan is one the securest province in the central part of the country, where thousands of tourists from around the world visit the historical monuments ... Full story

At least 20 dead as clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

 Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people, shutting the airport, and damaging planes during what the ... Full story

HEC approves mines’ roadmap

 KABUL: The High Economic Council, with President Mhammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair approved the roadmap for the country’s mines on Tuesday, the presidential press ... Full story

Hashimi takes oath as new IEC member

 KABUL: Sayed Hafizullah Hashimi was sworn in yesterday as a new Independent Election Commission (IEC) member by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. In a ceremony held on ... Full story

Terrorists’ behaves against Islamic teachings, President Ghani

 KABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in a statement expressed his deep sorrow, following a rocket attack from terrorists in Farayab, the country’s ... Full story

CE, US ambassador to Kabul discuss preparations for possible repatriation of Afghan refugees

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met yesterday with US ambassador to Kabul John Bass. In the meeting, both sides considered recent visit of the UNSC ... Full story

VP reviews extension of telecommunication companies’ licenses with ATRA

 KABUL: Based on decision of high economic council, a session was held under the chairmanship of second vice president Sarwar Danesh to review extension condition ... Full story

Zaranj entrance gate opened

 NIMROZ: Building of Zaranj city gate was opened yesterday. The gate has been built with total cost of 3.5 million Afghani funded by a national trader. In ... Full story

President Ghani, UNSC delegation discuss increasing pressures on Pakistan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday met with members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) led by Kairat Umarov in Kabul and both ... Full story

DABS signs five contracts worth Afs 251m

 Addressing a press conference here in Kabul, chief of Breshna Co Eng Amanullah Ghalib said, these five contracts were signed with local companies and include ... Full story

Infrastructural projects effective for economic development

 Infrastructural projects usually form economic growth, cause expansion of relations among countries and pave the ground for economic and development activities. How much attention has been ... Full story

Afghans ask UNSC to take decisive actions against terrorist sponsors

 United Nations Security Council delegation arrived in Kabul on Saturday to assess security situation and receive complains has registered by Afghanistan in UN Security Council.  BNA ... Full story

Construction of Kabul roads to be completed in one year, Kabul Municipality

 For the first time, Kabul municipality has reviewed all roads in capital Kabul. Based on the review, there are nearly 3200 km road with 7m ... Full story

Global consensus key to restore peace in Afghanistan

 Peace is a god’s gift, under which a society can reach welfare and prosperity. The people of Afghanistan have been witnessing imposed and proxy wars since ... Full story

Int’l cooperation essential against state-sponsored terrorism

 There is no doubt that growing insecurity has badly affected the regional communities and is becoming a serious headache for the certain countries in Asia. ... Full story

House to discuss national budget on Wednesday

 Talking on the approval or rejection of national budget on Wednesday, the house speaker said that special commissions of finance and budged held joint meetings ... Full story

US-led coalition intends to create large new border force in Syria: Report

 The so-called military coalition led by the United States in Syria is reportedly planning to set up a new large border force of up to ... Full story

NPC approves 8 contracts worth 232mln Afghanis

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and attended by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah as well as the ministries representatives and national and international ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah, FM Rabbani meets UNSC members

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met the delegation of the UN Security Council in a reception at ... Full story

Afghanistan needs $430m in humanitarian aid this year

 KABUL: To help the most vulnerable families including those recently returning from Pakistan and Iran, aid agencies in Afghanistan need $430 million this year, the ... Full story

Minister Rabbani appreciates EU assistance to Afghanistan

 KABUL: Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani met European Union and its member states’ ambassadors in Kabul on Monday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported. According to the agency, ... Full story

Painting exhibition held

 KABUL: A painting exhibition of Khoda Bakhsh Balouch titled ‘Children and Peace’ inaugurated by the acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari ... Full story

Acting MoIC emphasizes implementation of archeological projects

 KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari met UNESCO cultural in-charge in Kabul on Monday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.  Attended by ... Full story

Enforcing law police force’s main responsibility

 President Ghani insisted that our goal is establishing a persistent peace and stability in the country, stability and security cannot be ensured by the bullet ... Full story

Plans on hand to develop Hamid Karzai Int’l Airport, official

 Recently, the government of Afghanistan has arranged a new plan to expand airport area and construction work of five star hotel in Hamid Karzai International ... Full story

International consensus to fight terrorism

 After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the then Bush administration declared a worldwide “war on terror,” involving open and covert military operations, new ... Full story

‘Fighting season’: US to send war advisers & drones to fight ISIS

 The Pentagon has planned to send 1000 combat advisers, drones and modern military equipment to fight ISIS in Afghanistan According to Pentagon officials, this move is ... Full story

‘Pressures on Pakistan a must to change its policy towards Afghanistan’

 US has recently suspended military aid to Pakistan due to the fact that the country continued supporting terrorism, extremism and fundamentalisms in particular Haqqani network ... Full story

Russian military eliminates militants behind Syria air base attack

 Russia says its artillery units have wiped out a group of foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists, who lobbed a barrage of mortar shells at the Russia-run Hmeimim ... Full story

President Ghani accepts credentials of new Australian ambassador to Afghanistan

 KABUL: The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received the credential of the new ambassador of Australia to Afghanistan Nicola Mary ... Full story

ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup: Afghanistan stun Pakistan

President Ghani, CE Abdullah congratulate cricket zvictory to Afghan nation ... Full story

First shipment of India’s assisted wheat arrives Kabul

 KABUL: After almost two months, the first India’s assisted wheat cargo arrived in Kabul on Saturday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported. According to the agency, the ... Full story

Ministers of Finance, Transport discuss development projects

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Mohammad HamidTahmasi, Minister of Transport here yesterday, the ministry said in a statement. Both side discussed development projects of ... Full story

Khost DoIC’s problems to be addressed, Bawari

 KABUL: Deputy minister of cultural affairs and acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari met deputy provincial council of Khost province here ... Full story

Hashimi appointed new IEC commissioner

 KABUL: The Presidential Palace appointed Syed Hafizullah Hashimi as a new Independent Election Commission (IEC) member here on Saturday. The appointment reportedly was made today ... Full story

Reforms needed in Afghanistan National Police

 Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak, delivering speech at the 10th graduation ceremony of ANP from National Police Academy, stressed that MoI was moving on the ... Full story

Five year plan to help Afghanistan reach energy self-sufficiency

 The authorities of the MoWE said that they have undertaken five years plans on Afghanistan power energy self-sufficiency. In an interview with The Kabul Times ... Full story

Buildings’ safety our top priority, official

 Afghanistan Ministry of Urban Development and Housing said that safety of buildings was its top priority and the ministry had direct responsibility to allow a ... Full story

Central Asia; may be the next target of the ISIL through Afghanistan

 Russia’s intelligence apparatus, in cooperation with the intelligence services of Central-Asian countries, seek to prevent the growth and infiltration of extremist groups, especially the ISIL. ... Full story

Women & their visible business activities

 Considering society’s requirements, Afghan women are trying to organize countless activities in different fields such as economy, culture, social etc. through which they can fight ... Full story

AJSC concerned by growing media workers death in Afghanistan

 2017 was the deadliest year for journalists and media in the history of Afghanistan, showing 67% increase of incidences compared to 2016, a from Afghanistan ... Full story

Sports; fighting selfishness

 Master Feraidoon Mohammadi was born in 1977 in an enlightened, educated and sports-loving family in Kabul province. He had started sport in its professional form in ... Full story

NPC approves procurement draft for investment

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

Selection Committee shortlists three candidates for vacant IEC post

 KABUL: The Selection Committee on Thursday submitted its working report to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in which the committee introduced three candidates shortlisted for the ... Full story

President Ghani emphasized on nation-wide anti-polio campaign

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani emphasized on fully eradication of polio through a video conference with governors and health officials of Kandahar, Helmand, Nangarhar, Kunar, ... Full story

Upcoming elections key to everyone, CE

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto the other day, his office said in a ... Full story

Providing voters’ list to help prevent frauds in elections, CE

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting with leadership members of ‘Afghanistan Elites Association’ said the youth with awakening public minds, could determine ... Full story

VP Danesh, Gen. Nicholson discuss ongoing situation

 KABUL:  Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh met Gen. John Nicholson, Resolute Support Mission commander in Afghanistan the other day, during which both sides discussed various ... Full story

Italy signs EU’s biggest ever credit deal with Iran

 Iran and Italy have signed a major framework credit agreement which will be used to provide funds for development and industrial projects in the Islamic ... Full story

Sultan Mahmoud Salah submits seven books to acting MoIC

 KABUL: A teacher and historian Sultan Mahmoud Salah dedicated seven books to acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari the other day, ... Full story

First ‘Successful Women’s Festival’ held in Kabul

KABUL: The first ‘successful women’s festival’ held here in Kabul on Thursday and many the country’s elite women’s works and achievements appreciated, BNA reported. The festival ... Full story

People’s Servant Party of Afghanistan opened in Kabul

 KABUL: The People’s Servant Party of Afghanistan led by Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen former minister of Information and Culture and chairman of Kabul citizen’s overall ... Full story

US gives chance to Pakistan to take decisive actions against terrorists

 CIA director warns if Pakistan continues to provide safe havens to terrorists, the United States will take itself a step towards protecting its security. Followed by ... Full story

Rule of law guarantees civil order, prevents chaos

 The law is important for a society and it serves as a norm of conduct for citizens. It was also made to provide for proper ... Full story

Dialogue best solution to ongoing problems before E-ID cards

 Nowadays, the issue of distribution of electronic ID cards changed into controversial issue and caused delay to the process. In a general session held on Saturday ... Full story

Ambiguity behind Banayee suicide attack

 More than 13 police personnel were martyred due to suicide attack took place in Banayee area, Kabul city recently which the attack must be investigated ... Full story

26m Afs to be earned annually from Herat’s salt mine

 Recently, the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan has signed a contract with Naser Omid Company for extraction of salt in Ghorian district of ... Full story

On the occasion of the Constitution Week:

A glance at chronology of constitution in Afghanistan ... Full story