Afghan uni students teach underprivileged children digital skills

 Two Afghan university students are offering underprivileged school children free computer skills workshops to help prepare them for the digital future. Arifa Orfan, with the help ... Full story

Pakistani traders’ concern over expansion of Afghanistan trade with Central Asian countries

 Afghanistan and Pakistan has been considered as good marketplace for each others. But now the anxiety is that the challenge full political relation of both ... Full story

MoHE enforces new curriculum

 For improving of quality of higher educations and their curriculum, the Ministry of Higher Educations (MoHE) has undertaken planning on both public and private universities. ... Full story

738 military operations planned & executed during current solar year, MoD

 Ministry of Defense (MoD) says Afghan National Army (ANA) forces have planned and launched 738 military operations in various parts of the country during the ... Full story

Pakistan to go on FATF terror financing list

 Although the name of Pakistan is not seen in the list of terror advocate countries which has been prepared by FATF but this country has ... Full story

Int’l pressures on Pakistan, Taliban a must for peace in Afghanistan

 Since the announcement of the US new strategy on Afghanistan and South Asia, pressures have been increased on Taliban and airstrikes on terrorists’hideouts and strongholds ... Full story

Kabul process meeting paves way for peace in Afghanistan, region

 Kabul will be hosting this meeting for the second time in which regional and trans-regional countries would discuss peace in Afghanistan, war on terror. A number ... Full story

Chlorine attack reported in Syria after Russian warning

 A suspected new chemical attack has reportedly hit the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta just after Russia warned that militants were planning a gas attack ... Full story

President Ghani lauds civil, military officials for ensuring TAPI project security

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met civil and military in-charges in Herat’s Zafar 207 army corps and lauded their efforts on ensuring security of TAPI ... Full story

Powerful individuals’ interreferences to be prevented in TAPI project, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the chiefs of 15 districts of Herat City here the other day and received their proposals and problems ... Full story

New Policy to ease protection of civilians in military operations, Dr. Abdullah

 KABUL: Addressing the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Chief Executive Officer (CE) Dr. Abdullah Abdulalh on Monday said that Afghanistan ... Full story

Govt. to pay serious heed to ensure security across Afghanistan, VP Danesh

 KABUL: A number of Badghis people representatives in national assembly, provincial council’s members and influential figures met with second vice president Sarwar Danesh on Monday ... Full story

Minister Hakimi, Kazakh Ambassador discuss economic, trade cooperation

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance, in a meeting with  Omirtay Bitimov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Afghanistan, discussed the 10th joint economic and trade commission ... Full story

Afghanistan hands over management of Afghan-Turk schools to Turkey

 KABUL: Ministry of Education (MoE) on Monday formally handed over the management of Afghan-Turk schools to the Turkish government, defying calls by parents and students ... Full story

Implementation of TAPI project strengthens economic-political ties among member countries

 This important 1800 km long project transfers gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan and Pakistan to India. It passes through Herat, Farah, Nimroz, Helmand and Kandahar ... Full story

Lasting peace & security government’s top priority

 A conference was held yesterday by Kabul People Council. Ending violence, maintaining national unity and supporting ANDSF were discussed by participants in the conference. Speaking to ... Full story

Pakistan still fueling terrorism

 Hinting to recent decision of Paris-based organization, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Pakistan the government of Afghanistan said that this action can be ... Full story

Law on access to information not implemented in Kunduz, journalists

 Law on access to information with its six chapters and 32 articles was approved by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani nearly three years ago. It was ... Full story

Kabul Process Conference milestone for peace

 The Kabul Process Conference, on which, the president of the country, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani took visions of some representatives of people of different strata, is ... Full story

Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre shut in protest against Israeli policy

 In a rare move, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been indefinitely shut in protest against what church leaders say is “discriminatory” ... Full story

President Ghani meets Herat’s Shia elders, civil society activists, youths

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, during his stay in western province of Herat to inaugurate TAPI Project, held separate meetings with a number of Shia ... Full story

Herat to soon turn into industrial province as TAPI bringing big change, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with a number of elders and youth of Herat and heard their problems and demands. In the meeting, first ... Full story

High Urban Development Council meeting held in Herat

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, high urban development council’s session was held yesterday in Ghazi Amanullah Khan Hall in Herat. In the session, new ... Full story

Prof. Bakhtani Khedmatgar’s funeral ceremony held in Nangarhar

 KABUL: Prof. Abdullah Bakhtani Khedmatgar, a Pashto poet, writer, researcher and member of Afghanistan Sciences Academy, buried in his ancestral cemetery in Nangarhar. Prof. Bakhtani passed ... Full story

Two historic books granted to Prof. Bawari

 KABUL: Three lecturers of Bamyan University called on acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari yesterday. In the meeting, lecturers of the respective ... Full story

Dozens terrorists killed in Nangarhar

 JALALABAD: 30 members of Daesh have been killed in newest operations of Afghan special forces in Nangarhar. An ANA commander in the country’s east told BNA ... Full story

Limiting freedom of expression to decrease ethnic conflicts in Afghanistan

 Ethnicity is an obvious and well known word in national discourses which reflects identity of persons within borders of their states. By focusing at identity ... Full story

Amanullah Khan Palace in Ghazni needs reconstruction

 Ghazni—a second grade province, is one of the important provinces in Afghanistan. It is rich of historical relics, sites and cultural heritages, as Ghazi Amanullah ... Full story

Mine; hidden enemy of human being

 The devastating imposed wars in the last four decades have changed our territory to a laboratory of testing of different lethal light and heavy weapons, ... Full story

“TAPI leads us from poverty to prosperity”

 A number of people and economic experts are believe that practicing of this project would help to joint fight against terrorism, regional economic expansion, improve ... Full story

55,000 terrorists active in Afghanistan

 Officials for Afghanistan National Security Council say more than 55000 terrorists are active in Afghanistan.  “From among 55,000 terrorists that are active in Afghanistan, 30,000 – ... Full story

Pakistan in FATF’s terror list

 An international task force has decided to place Pakistan on a terrorism-financing watch list, a decision that has stunned and alarmed Pakistani officials and one ... Full story

South Korea police nabs Canada athlete for stealing car

 Police in South Korea have charged a Canadian athlete taking part in the Winter Olympics Games with stealing a car. The yet-unidentified athlete, his wife, and ... Full story

President Ghani highlights private sector’s role in economic growth

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during his stay in Herat Province met the provincial merchants,industrialists and member of the private sector at Ghazi Amanullah Khan ... Full story

“We are committed to secure your properties,” President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday participated an inauguration ceremony to deliver property document to unofficial areas in Herat and provided a number of ... Full story

Afghan women to initiate TAPI women meeting, President Ghani

 KABUL: During his stay in Herat, President Ghani met with active women and heard their demands and suggestions, the president press office said in a ... Full story

President Ghani meets Farah, Nimruz elders, influential figures

 KABUL: During his 3rd day of visit to Herat, President Ghani met with a number of Farah elders and influential figures, the presidential palace said ... Full story

Central Asian Markets to be opened for Kandahar fruits, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with a number of elders, influential and representatives of Helmand and Kandahar provinces in Herat the other day, a ... Full story

VP Danesh Meets Khoshak Social Council Members

 KABUL: Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh met with head and members of Daikundi’s Khoshak area social council, during which the participants shared their problems with ... Full story

Minister Rabbani, Indian External Affairs Minister discuss bilateral cooperation

 KABUL: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani met the Minister of State for External Affairs of Republic of India ... Full story

Prominent researcher Abdullah Bakhtani passes away

 KABUL: Abdullah Bakhtani Khedmatgar, an academician, writer, journalist, poet and researcher had passed away, BNA reported on Saturday.   Late Bakhtani had done much on literature and ... Full story

Active participation of women in society urgent need

 Ignoring the women rights is not only violating the rights of a huge section of society in the community, but it could be considered a ... Full story

365 greenhouses planned for Kabul, provinces

 Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock have announced that they have created 365 greenhouses for women farmers in the center and provinces of ... Full story

Wild animals further beautified Badakhshan

 PamirMountains are among the areas in Badakhshan’s Wakhan which is home to different types of wild animals particularly Marco Polo sheep and snow leopards. Head of ... Full story

TAPI; yesterday’s vision today’s reality

 The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project which is an integral part of global energy domain and of historic relevance can create economic integration in the ... Full story

Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital executes complicated operations

 Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital, which is one of the country’s top hospitals, has been able to execute more than 2,000 operations in various sections. In ... Full story

NSA & Saudi officials discuss bilateral cooperation, counter terrorism & peace process

 Afghanistan National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar held meeting with Saudi intelligence officials over increasing of bilateral security cooperation and counter terrorism effort.  Afghanistan’s NSA ... Full story

TAPI to create economic viability

 The Turkmenistan- Afghanistan- Pakistan- India (TAPI) Project was originally conceived in the 1990s with a view to monetize Turkmenistan’s gas reserves through gas exports via ... Full story

US plans bans on North Korea, South invites sanctioned official

 The United States is reportedly set to unveil a large package of sanctions against North Korea, even as Pyongyang is continuing to engage its main ... Full story

Leaders break ground on TAPI gas pipeline’s Afghan section

“TAPI starts new chapter of economic growth and regional connectivity,” President Ghani ... Full story

‘We are responsible to end ongoing crisis,’ President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended a national consultative conference and met a number of tribal elders, jihadi figures and provincial councils’ representatives, his office ... Full story

‘Our flag shows our unity,’ President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended a ceremony to hand over a flag has been signed by one million people in Herat to the ministry ... Full story

TAPI; a fundamental point to Afghans & regional countries, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Herat provincial council members in Ghazi Amanullah Khan Hal the other day and heard their demands and suggestions, ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah appreciates UN role in Afghanistan

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with UN special representative in Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto at his office the other day, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) ... Full story

Minister Hakimi, Nuristan governor discuss development projects

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Hafez Abdul Qayoum, Governor of Nuristan the other day, a statement from the Ministry of Finance said yesterday.  In ... Full story

S. Arabia supports Afghan peace process, counterterrorism efforts, Crown Prince

 KABUL: National Security Advisor (NSA) met Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman here the other day, the National Security Council’s press office said. During the ... Full story

3rd Hoot uprising proved Afghans unity

 KABUL: To mark 1358, 3rd Hoot uprising of Kabul people, a ceremony was held by Afghanistan national resistance trend, social and civil society organizations in ... Full story

IDPs need help and assistance

 IDPs are another challenge the Afghan government is facing with as over 2.25 million people have been displaced internally from their native home villages including ... Full story

Afghanistan National Institute of Music wins 2018 Polar Music Prize

 Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM), with Founder/Director Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, and Metallica are announced as 2018 Polar Music Prize Laureates. The Prize is awarded to ... Full story

E-ID cards distribution process should be supported

 Every nation in the world has its own national honors that needs is felt to it, and actually it should be preserved and be proud ... Full story

Tentative rural agricultural development program started in Nangarhar

 Officials from the Ministry of Counter Narcotics and local Nangarhar authorities have signed an agreement on the basis of which the probationary phase of the ... Full story

Four year security strategy available

 The MoI authorities said that security challenges have been one of the serious concerns of our people therefore, for improvement of security situations, a four ... Full story

3rd Hoot; Kabul residents’ memorable epics

 38 years ago, the first and biggest uprising of Kabul residents occurred against invasion of USSR. Afghanistan communist regime took the power two months before ... Full story

3rd Hoot Kabulis’ historical epic

 Up to 38 years ago, the first large, civil uprising took place against the former Soviet Union Red Army occupation of Afghanistan, by the Kabul ... Full story

Rohingya need an 'autonomous region', not repatriation

 England, United Kingdom - As Myanmar's Rohingya continue to trickle into neighbouring Bangladesh, extending a six-month exodus, talk of repatriation simmers at the diplomatic level. There ... Full story

President Ghani urges medical services standardization

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a ceremony at the presidential Palace, laid emphasizes on the standardization of medical services and said: “We will not ... Full story

NPC approves seven contracts worth 481 million Afghanis

 KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission’s “NPC” meeting was held yesterday at presidential palace. In the session, 10 projects were reviewed ... Full story

Change Social Association’s members call on VP

 KABUL: Head and members of Change Social Association called on Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh yesterday. Praising the second vice president for his role and efforts ... Full story

More steps needed to prevent civilian’s casualties

 KABUL: CE Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, chairing the meeting of senior working group for protection of non-militaries, urged more and effective steps to prevent civilians death ... Full story

Samangan representatives appreciates CE role in management of situation in province

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abullah met yesterday with representatives of Samangan people in national assembly. In the meeting, al-Hajj Makhdoom Muhibullah Forqani, Makhdoom Abdullah Mohammadi ... Full story

Atmar talks on terrorism threat with Saudi Foreign Minister

 KABU: Mohammad Hanif Atmar, National Security Advisor, during his stay to Saudi Arabia met with the friendly country’s Foreign Minister, Abdul Aziz Bene-e-Saud, his office ... Full story

Psycho-physical effects of environment pollution on the health of Kabul citizens

  The effects of environmental pollution on public health cannot be overlooked because having a healthy and beautiful environment free of any contamination provides the ... Full story

Afghanistan’s Catch-22

 For Afghanistan, there is nothing different about the year that has just begun except that there is more violence, increasing political fragmentation, a slowing economy, ... Full story

New appointments in police ranks

 People say: can change the figures be impressive in improvement of security situation in the capital? Recently the ministry of interior introduced new figures as commanders ... Full story

Chabahar Port; the easiest route for Afghan traders

 The Ministry of Commerce and Industries of Afghanistan (MoCI), by attention to the interest of Iran and India in the Chabahar port, says that the ... Full story

Afghan peace plan to be delivered in Kabul Process Conference

 Afghanistan government says Kabul will soon host Kabul Process Conference in which the government offers peace plan. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in his new remarks related ... Full story

Public expects effective steps in Police system

 The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the international community expect the Afghan police to play a crucial role in maintaining security and ... Full story

Syria sends forces to Afrin amid Turkish siege: TV

 Syria's state television says government-backed forces will soon enter the northern region of Afrin, which has been under Turkish attacks for a month now. Turkey began ... Full story

People should support government in natural resources protection, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the members of provincial council of Badakhshan province here yesterday, the presidential press office said in a statement. At ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah asks govt. institutions to consider media’s investigative reports on corruption

 KABUL: The Council of Ministers held session with Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on the chair here yesterday at Sapidar Palace, a statement from the ... Full story

Accuser’s access to advocate should be institutionalized in detective, justice organs, VP Danesh

 KABUL: Presided over by Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh, cabinet’s justice and judicial committee held session on Monday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.  The participants exchanged ... Full story

Minister Hakimi, WB official discuss ARTF’s financial strategy

 KABUL: The Minister of Finance and the World Bank country director have discussed   Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) financial strategy for 2018-2020. Eklil Hakimi and Shubham ... Full story

Afghanistan, Turkey to bolster cultural relations

 KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari met Turkish ambassador in Kabul, during which both sides discussed expansion of cultural and ... Full story

NSA Atmar in S. Arabia to meet crown prince

 KABUL: National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar on Sunday left Kabul for Saudi Arabia at ‘a special invitation’ from Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, ... Full story

Afghan Ambassador, Czech house speaker discuss inter-parliamentary group establishment

 KABUL: Afghan Ambassador to Czech Republic Sayed Mosadiq Khalili met Radek Vondráèek, Czech Republic’s house speaker the other day and both sides discussed enhancing bilateral ... Full story

Winner of several medals

 Ahmad Shekaib Attayee a member of Afghanistan Zurkhaneh National Team and also owner of World and Asian competitions medal is a high school graduated. But ... Full story

Indo-Afghan cooperation strengthening

 Friendship, cooperation and mutual ties, good neighborliness and non-interference in domestic affairs of each other, are the accepted principles between the two countries that loyalty ... Full story

US says Pakistan military threatening its interests in Afghanistan

 In their annual report, US intelligence agencies have said that Pakistan has pursued its extended nuclear arsenal, continued to support the Taliban, Haqqani network and ... Full story

‘Bringing back the Afghan refugees’

 Addressing the 29th anniversary of the then USSR troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said government wanted to bring back all Afghan refugees ... Full story

Optimism & hopes for inauguration of TAPI project

 Implementation work on Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India (TAPI) gas pipeline will start in six days in Herat where optimism and hopes have ... Full story

Kandahar to receive 30 megawatt solar power

 Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the meeting of the urban development high council investigated issues including the draft plan of recreational and sport sites ... Full story

Turkey official denies use of chemical weapons in Afrin

 A senior Turkish official has denied the claims by a monitoring group and Syrian state media that Turkey's military used chemical weapons on civilians in ... Full story

Law committee meeting reviews three key legislative documents

 KABUL: Chaired by Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh, the law committee’s meeting was held yesterday. In the session, draft law on grazing, modification draft of ... Full story

FM meets Turkmen counterpart

 KABUL: Minister of foreign affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met yesterday with his Turkmen counterpart Raºit Meredow in Herat. In the meeting, both sides discussed preparations including security ... Full story

MoIC declaration

 KABUL: Amendment and modification in a number of articles of regulation draft on establishment and operation of private mass media offered based on suggestion of ... Full story

Prof. Bawari appreciates women leadership trainees

 KABUL: Minister of Information and Culture, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari in a meeting with a number of women leadership development trainees appreciated their work and ... Full story

Six armed Taliban insurgents killed in Urzugan

 TRINKOT: Six armed Taliban insurgents have been killed in clashes with Afghan security forces in Uruzgan province. The clashes erupted yesterday morning between Afghan security forces ... Full story

‘Our handicraft our identity’

 Exhibition of ladies handicraft under the name of “Our industry our Identity” was opened by students of “Promote Project”. The coordinator of the exhibition Zuhal Qadami ... Full story

Tense relation between US & Pakistan

 USA wants to include Pakistan on the list of countries financially supports terrorist activities. Miftah Ismael acting finance minister of Pakistan has said to Reuters News ... Full story

‘Kabul Process’ Conference key to stability in Afghanistan

 President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and US President Donald Trump’s national security advisor H.R McMaster have discussed Kabul Process Conference set to be held in near ... Full story

Afghanistan, center of Silk Road’s transit

 Silk Highway has 5,000 years history. The first stages of the road’s operation was 3500 BC. Due to political changes in 9th century and Crusader ... Full story

Islamic world’s cooperation to help end conflict in Afghanistan

 The recent visit of Indonesian president to Kabul and his meetings with Afghan authorities specially president Ghani on peace process enjoys particular importance. A number ... Full story

3rd Afghan-Iran trade meeting to be held in Tehran

 The 3rd Afghan-Iran businessmen’s meeting is expected to be held in Tehran. Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries has said that the three-day meeting would discuss ... Full story

E-ID cards distribution started, Presidential office

  The distribution of E-ID cards is a plan that despite hopes has followed by challenges and concerns, but recently the presidential office has reported ... Full story

Suicide attacks against Islamic teachings

 The Taliban militants have exercised their dogmatic beliefs, which have been against religious principles and moral values. The harsh practices of the Taliban for more ... Full story

Brazilian military takes over Rio security after carnival violence

 Brazilian President Michel Temer has signed an emergency decree which puts the country’s armed forces in full control of security in Rio de Janeiro in ... Full story

President Ghani asks political strata’s cooperation for transparent elections

 KABUL: The 29th anniversary of the then USSR withdrawal from Afghanistan was marked during a ceremony here at the presidential palace yesterday. Delivering his remarks, President ... Full story

Australia to continue supporting Afghanistan in war on terror, Defense Minister

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne at his office the other day, the presidential palace said in a statement.  According to ... Full story

NSC rejects propaganda on Chinese military base establishment in Afghanistan

 KABUL: In a newsletter, the Nations Security Council NSC) stressed that Chinese forces’ presence in Afghanistan has not been proposed at all, Bakhtar News Agency ... Full story

BNA’s new equipped newsroom inaugurated

 KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture and deputy minister of cultural affairs Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari inaugurated the newly established Newsroom of Bakhtar News ... Full story

Egypt an ancient country in Islamic world, Prof. Bawari

 KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture Prof. Mohammad RassoulBawari met with Egypt ambassador in Kabul on Saturday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.  At the outset, ... Full story

India, Iran want to see their neighbors free of terrorism: Indian PM

 KABUL: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday that India and Iran wish to see their neighbors free of terrorism and hope a safe and ... Full story

Tolerance; a good athlete’s specification

 Torialay Mirza Zada a member of Afghanistan Zurkhaneh National Team is a high school graduated. After his high school graduation, he passed university entrance exam ... Full story

Preserving historical sites govt. & people responsibility

 Afghanistan is a mountainous and historical country where has over 5000 years historical background and geographically located in the heart of Asia. It is rich ... Full story

Talks deadlock leads Kabul-Islamabad future relations to unknown direction

 The second round of talks between Afghanistan and Pakistan delegations ended on last Saturday in Islamabad with no remarkable outcomes for Afghanistan. These talks were launched ... Full story

Meeting of army chiefs of several countries in Kabul

 The meeting of army chiefs of several countries was held in Kabul at a time that last Saturday a security meeting was held in Uzbekistan ... Full story

Further pressures urged on terrorism supporting countries

 The overall situation in Afghanistan will deteriorate modestly this year, a top American spy master told lawmakers on Tuesday adding that Pakistan-supported terrorist groups would ... Full story

Civilian protection should be strengthened

 A total of 10,453 civilian casualties, including 3,438 people killed and 7,015 injured - were documented in the 2017 Annual Report released on Thursday by ... Full story

26th Dalwa considered as turning point in history of Afghanistan

 On 15 Feb 1989, the former USSR withdrew its army from Afghanistan. The day is marked annually as national salvation day. The leadership of the ... Full story

Public property usurpation should be ended, President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on Thursday, assured to put an end to public property usurpation in the country, a statement from his office said. Speaking ... Full story

NATO defense ministers agree to US demand for larger Iraq deployment

 NATO has agreed to deploy a larger military mission to Iraq after the US urged the Western military alliance to look into a long-term stay ... Full story

President Ghani pays visit to Kabul’s eastern gate

 KABUL:  President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani visited yesterday the eastern gate of Kabul and assessed problems, resources and current capacity of the gate. According to a statement ... Full story

“Discrimination against women is discrimination with President,” President Ghani

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with women officers said: “Today is an exceptional day that Afghan brave women change the future of ... Full story

Dr. Abdullah stresses on unity against extremism

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah participated Thursday in a conference held for counter extremism. Addressing to participants in the conference, the country’s chief executive ... Full story

CE Abdullah Meets S. Korean Ambassador

 KABUL: Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with the S. Korean Ambassador at the Spidar Palace and congratulated him for his new job in Afghanistan, ... Full story

CE calls for postponement in distribution of e-Tazkiras

 KABUL: Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a statement on Friday said that distribution of e-Tazkiras as national issues needed further discussions and the process ... Full story

Hidden Cultural Heritages Commission holds first meeting

 KABUL: The first meeting of Hidden Cultural Heritages Commission, chaired by Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari, the acting minister of information and culture, discussing the ways ... Full story

Archaeologists unearthing unique pieces in Mes-e-Aynak

 Logar is one of the historical and ancient provinces of Afghanistan, enjoying lovely climate and natural springs since old times that have paved the way ... Full story

Armed oppositions’ joining peace process good news

 The government’s peace initiative, since the last long years has achieved success in many fields, particularly in reintegration of the armed groups in the country. Afghanistan ... Full story

Military operations against Daesh increasing, MoD

 Officials for Ministry of Defense (MoD) say members of Daesh terrorist group have suffered heavy casualties as a result of military operations conducted by Afghan ... Full story

Radio plays key role in promoting access to information & rule of law

 February 13 is marked as World Radio Day. Radio is a key element for maintaining human rights and human dignity and considered as powerful tools ... Full story

The consequences of Pakistan’s internal politics

 The Pashtun demonstration in Pakistan is a movement that reflects the far-reaching stories of the people who have been the victims of politics of the ... Full story

Polio vaccination campaign kicked off in 21 provinces, MoPH

 The officials in the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) say polio vaccination campaign has been started in 21 provinces of the country. The ministry says about ... Full story

US denies alleged West Bank settlement annexation plan

 The US has dismissed reported discussions between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Washington officials over plans to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West ... Full story

President Ghani meets Kapisa governor

 KABUL: In series of his meetings with governors of the country, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with Kapisa governor Abdul Latif Murad at Presidential ... Full story

President Ghani stresses expansion of cooperation between Afghanistan, Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Monday with army chiefs of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan at Presidential Palace. In the meeting, both sides discussed various issues in ... Full story

CE praises women’s role in governance process

 KABUL: CE, Dr. Abdullah, on Monday, praised women role in governance process and said that the government of national unity was committed for all-out support ... Full story

Finance minister, Australian ambassador discuss financial reforms & elections

 KABUL: Minister of finance Eklil Hakimi in a meeting with Australian ambassador to Kabul Nicola Gordon-Smith discussed financial reforms in Afghanistan and holding parliamentary elections. In ... Full story

Prof. Bawari inaugurates women handicrafts exhibition

 KABUL: Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, the acting minister of information and culture, on Tuesday opened a women handicraft exhibition “Our Crafts, Our Identity” at the ... Full story

Four school buildings completed in Jawzjan

 SHEBERGHAN: New buildings for four schools have been completed in Jawzjan. The buildings costing $190,000 have been constructed by Acted, an international organization, in outskirts ... Full story

NOC asked to pay heed on athletes

 Hussain Bakhsh was born in an open-minded family in Bamyan in 1374 solar year. He is a university student in the faculty of law and ... Full story

Law on elimination of violence against women to remain enforced

 In meeting of cabinet’s laws committee the other day, a number of members of Afghan women Network presented their suggestions on independently enacting of law ... Full story

Shafiqa Wahedi named pioneer female farmer

   Shafiqa Wahedi, one of the professional women farmers, who had good achievements and activity in agriculture sector, won the award of pioneer woman farmer. The ... Full story

Pakistan should sanction those groups fueling insurgency in Afghanistan

 The Pakistan government has proscribed the organizations that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has put on the terrorist list. Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday ... Full story

E-ID cards distribution process should be supported

 Straggle against the current challenges and problems which reached in to a critical phase needs adopting urgent national measures, one of the measures could be ... Full story

Afghanistan – Pakistan talks on counter terrorism & peace

 Afghanistan and Pakistan officials have not reached to an agreement on issues that are in top priorities for Kabul. Second round of Afghanistan – Pakistan ... Full story

British FM calls on Myanmar's leader to allow ‘independent’ probe into Rohingya crisis

 Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has strongly urged Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi to allow an independent investigation into the violence in troubled ... Full story

NPC approves 10 contracts worth 22.1b Afghanis

 KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired the National Procurement Commission (NPC) here on Sunday Evening, the presidential press office told The Kabul Times. The session after ... Full story

President Ghani meets Kabul governor

 KABUL: Following meetings with the country’s provincial governors, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Kabul governor at his office on Monday, during which he heard his ... Full story

Committee oks EVAW as separate law

 KABUL: The Cabinet’s Laws committee with the second Vice President on the chair held session here yesterday, BNA reported. The session discussed government’s immovable properties, bylaws ... Full story

U.S. to support formation of a council to supervise election process, Ambassador

 KABUL: CE second deputy, Hajji Mohammad Mohaqiq in a meeting with US ambassador in Kabul John R. Bass discussed issues pertaining recent changes, security, development, ... Full story

Youth should take part in building Afghanistan, Dr. Sadat

KABU: During his trip to the U.S., deputy minister of information and culture on youth affaires Dr. Kamal Sadat in a meeting with Afghanistan’s permanent ... Full story

MRRD to provide job opportunities for over 15,000 Afghan returnees

 KABUL: The Ministry of RuralRehabilitation and Development (MRRD) says it has planned to create job opportunities for more than 15,000 Afghan returnees. Mujib-ur-Rahman Karimi, the MRRD ... Full story

Afghans expect Pakistan honesty in action

 Talks between Afghan and Pakistani government delegations held in Islamabad on February 9th and 10th have ended without any specific result, while there was some ... Full story

EU & Afghanistan launch new phase of cooperation & partnership

 The first meeting of the Joint Committee established under the EU-Afghanistan Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (CAPD) was held in Brussels with participation of ... Full story

TAPI project major opportunity to improve regional stability

 TAPI is a gas transmission pipeline project started from Turkmenistan and passes through Afghanistan and Pakistan and then reaches India which can pave the way ... Full story

Why helping Afghan interpreters was the right thing to do?

 To hear Ahmad Refa’s remarkable story in The Herald on Friday brought home just how much was at stake for the people who worked as ... Full story

Putin urges Netanyahu to avoid any steps that lead to regional confrontation

 Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has urged the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to avoid any steps that would lead to a new confrontation in the ... Full story

Special meeting discusses draft mining law

 KABUL: Second Vice-President, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, in a special meeting on Sunday, discussed the draft mining law, with the related officials, his office said in ... Full story

FM accepts credentials of OIC ambassador & permanent envoy to Kabul

 KABUL: Minister of foreign affairs in an courtesy meeting with newly-appointed ambassador and permanent representative of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to Kabul accepted ... Full story

First Afghanistan-Uzbekistan joint security commission’s meeting held

 KABUL: The first session of joint security commission between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan was held yesterday in Tashkent, capital city of Uzbekistan. In the meeting, both sides ... Full story

Problems of commission on access to information to be addressed, Prof. Bawari

 KABUL: Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari in a meeting with head and a number of members of commission on access ... Full story

Road nomination commission holds meeting

 KABUL: Chaired by Acting Minister of Information and Culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, road nomination commission’s session was held yesterday. In the session, issues related to ... Full story

Finance Ministry urges for budgetary transparency, balance

 KABUL: Deputy to the Ministry of Finance, Mohammad Khalid Payenda in a news conference on Saturday, said there was a need for budgetary transparency and ... Full story

Taliban should lead to right way by force

 Taliban terrorist group who do not believe to human live, Islamic teachings, civic society and international values, they should be compelled to right way by ... Full story

Trilateral meeting to codify Chabahar annexation protocols to be held

 The Ministry of Transport has announced about the holding of the trilateral meeting of the coordinating council for codifying of annexation protocols of the Chabahar. The ... Full story

Security plan, impact on Kabul’s current situation

 Following in recent deadly attack in the capital, President Ghani called on security agencies to take serious security measures to halt enemies’ attacks and better ... Full story

Stable Afghanistan to benefit neighbors

 Regional and global countries have always invaded Afghanistan due to its rich underground resources using different instruments like terrorism and drugs and continued insecurity in ... Full story

Pashtuns’ unprecedented movement for justice in Pakistan

 Millions of ethnic Pashtuns have endured years of terrorist violence, military operations, and displacement in northwestern Pakistan, and yet their protests rarely reverberate in the ... Full story

Syria shoots down Israeli F-16 jet, pilots eject

 The Syrian military has hit at least one intruding Israeli F-16 warplane that attacked positions inside Syrian territory, sending it down in flames and smoke. Syrian ... Full story

Govt. committed to women’s civil rights, VP Danesh

 KABUL: A number of Afghan Women Network members in a meeting with Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh presented their suggestions on independently enacting of law ... Full story

VP Danesh asks money changers to end strike

 KABUL: A number of Afghanistan Money Changers Council members in a meeting with Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh shared their problems with him, Bakhtar News ... Full story

NSA meets Turkmen politicians, security officials

 KABUL: The National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar who left Kabul for Ashgabat during an official visit, met with Turkmen defense minister and national ... Full story

Minister Hakimi, WCO Acting SG discuss customs reform

 KABUL: Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Ricardo Treviño, Acting Secretary General of World Customs Organization here yesterday, a statement from Ministry of Finance said. In ... Full story

Universities, schools’ students should visit ‘National Museum’, Prof. Bawari

 KABUL: Acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari met head of Oriental Institute of Chicago University at his office on Saturday, Bakhtar ... Full story

Government supports women’s economic participation: Rula Ghani

 KABUL: The second women empowerment program in agricultural affairs held in Kabul and was attended by first lady Rula Ghani and a number of national ... Full story

Nestlé to start direct operations in Afghanistan

KABUL: Nestlé, a Switzerland based global food and beverage Company announced it started operating directly in Afghanistan by establishing a new entity named Nestlé Afghanistan ... Full story

Samangan historical monuments require serious attention

 Samangan is one of the important provinces with historical monuments and cultural heritages with particular importance which are in dire need of attention and rehabilitation. ... Full story

MAIL to build 20 cold warehouses across Afghanistan

 The Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) announces the establishment of 200 cold warehouses throughout the country, of which 20 cold stocks will be ... Full story

ANSF ready for every operation: MoD

 MoD authorities said that Afghan security forces are ready for every operations and trying to prevent misappropriation of military investments. In an interview with The ... Full story

US air strikes on terrorist hideouts increasing in Afghanistan

 US air forces have increased air strikes against Taliban and other terrorist groups in Afghanistan. According to the US military announcement on Tuesday, the US ... Full story

Maintaining peace in Afghanistan requires national & int’l consensus

 The National Unity Government (NUG) has done much efforts to maintain peace and stability in the country, but unfortunately these efforts have not succeeded due ... Full story

Providing job opportunities to prevent Afghans flee

 According to a report presented by the country’s Attorney General, at the meeting of the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption High Council, chaired by President ... Full story

US Congress passes spending bill to end brief shutdown

 A brief US government shutdown is expected to end early on Friday after Congress passed a funding bill that will keep the government open through ... Full story

Pashtun Long March wake-up call against fundamentalism: President Ghani

 KABUL: As the unprecedented protest of Pashtuns against Pakistani government continues for at least past two weeks, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday said he ... Full story