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Ghani Hold Talks with Top U.S. Officials Regarding the Release of High Level HQN Leaders
KABUL - The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf held talks with the top U.S. officials to review steps for the release of high level leaders of Haqqani terrorist network...
Ghani’s Team Calls for Election Results Date to be Announced Soon
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani's re-election campaign on Monday called for the date of release results of the 28 September vote to be announced soon...
Indian National Charged with Sexually Assaulting American in Afghanistan
KABUL - US authorities have charged an Indian national for sexually assaulting an American woman on a military base in Afghanistan.
Lokesh Nail, 35, was charged by a federal ...
For Bamyan Girls, Education Is a Dream Gone Awry
BAMYAN CITY - Hundreds of girl students have to drop out of high school every year and some even skip the university entry test due to poverty in central Bamyan province...
Senators Call for Dialogue Between IEC, Candidates
KABUL - Meshrano Jirga or upper house members on Tuesday urged presidential candidates not to interfere in the Independent Election Commission (IEC)’s affairs...
Over 10m Afghans Face Severe Food Insecurity: UN
KABUL - Around one-third of the Afghan population needed urgent humanitarian action over the last three months, a coalition of UN agencies and partners said on Monday...
Empowering Rural Women to Root Out Poverty in Afghanistan
KABUL - While out in the field, we have seen that women are badly affected by poverty in rural areas and the value of the services they provide at home are often overlooked...
Campaign Launched Against Coal Use in Kabul
KABUL - The Environment Directorate launched a campaign in Kabul against the use of coal, in order to protect the environment during the coming winter...
Teams to Investigate Sexual Abuse Claims in Logar
LOGAR - Teams from three government institutions have been assigned to probe the findings of reports by Logar’s civil society over alleged sexual abuse of 550 children and youth ...
Portuguese Military Personnel Leave for Afghanistan
LISBON - Deputy secretary of state for national defence, Jorge Seguro Sanches, said that the security that exists in Portugal and the European Union is also being built in Afghanistan ...
Airstrike Kills Taliban Group Commanders Mullah Ahmad and Qari Meraj in Faryab
FARYAB - An airstrike in northern Faryb province killed two group commanders of the Taliban group in northern Faryab province, the Afghan military said...
Cold storages – A Cardinal Tool to Propel Agriculture
The agricultural and horticultural sectors in Afghanistan have traditionally been one of the potential economic indicators and one of the most important and influential factors ...
US Supports Delay of Prisoner Swap: Bass
KABUL - The US ambassador to Kabul John Bass in a tweet on Sunday said the US supports President Ghani’s announcement to "release three Taliban prisoners ...
Afghanistan: Recount in Key Presidential Polls Resumes
KABUL, Afghanistan - The crucial vote recount for the landmark presidential polls in Afghanistan resumed on Sunday amid concerns, agitations...
428b Afghanis National Budget Draft Lands in Senate
KABUL - The Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Sunday presented the national budget document for fiscal year 1399 with a total outlay of 428 billion afghanis before the Meshrano ...
Abdullah Warns of Using Every Means to Stop Partial Vote Recount
KABUL - Afghanistan’s Chief Executive and presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah warned on Sunday that his electoral campaign will use every legal means ...
Afghanistan Beat West Indies by 41 Runs in T20I Match
KABUL - Afghanistan’s National Cricket Team beat West Indies by 41 runs during Saturday night’s match to level their three-match Twenty20 series 1-1...
Beijing Conference Date Not Finalized: MoFA
KABUL - The Afghan Foreign Ministry said Saturday that no date has yet been finalized for the peace summit in Beijing.
This intra-Afghan meeting was originally ...
Lack of Cold Storages: Ghor Farmers Fear Losses Next Year
FIROZKOH - A number of farmers in western Ghor province on Sunday complained about the lack of cold storages and urged the government to pay attention to the matter...
MPs React to Logar Sex Abuse Claims
LOGAR - A heated discussion over a recent report in the UK’s Guardian about widespread sex abuse of school-aged children in Logar province roiled the House of Representatives ...
Afghanistan’s Under-5 Deaths World’s Third Highest
KABUL - Afghanistan’s under-five mortality rate of 257 deaths per 1000 live births is the third highest in the world, according to the State of the World’s Children. . .
Experts See Dim Prospects for Democracy in Afghanistan
KABUL - Prospects for Afghanistan’s democracy appear bleak as the country’s Independent Election Commission announced this week that the results of a recount in ...
Petraeus: Taliban Must Break ‘Strong’ Links to Al-Qaeda
WASHINGTON - Former commander of US forces in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, in a joint article with Vance Serchuk, an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for ...
Afghan President Receives Chinese Ambassador’s Credential Letter
KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received the credential letter of Wang Yu, China's new ambassador to Afghanistan, here in the Presidential Palace on Saturday ...
Western Taliban Hostages May be Dead: Afghan Parliament Speaker
KABUL - Two Western hostages held by the Taliban since 2016 are likely to be dead, speaker of Afghanistan's lower house said on Saturday...
Ghani Names Javid Qaem as New Envoy to Beijing
KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani has appointed Javid Ahmad Qaem as Afghan Ambassador to China. . .
2,250 Casualties in Ghazni This Year: Governor
GHAZNI CITY - Wahidullah Kalimzai, in an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, said the casualties sustained by Taliban insurgents in security operations were higher ...
Maulana to UNAMA: Don’t Meddle in IEC Affairs
KABUL - Addressing a press conference here, Abdullah urged the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) to avoid interference in the commission’s affairs...
Reforms Aimed Benefitting from Afghanistan Geopolitics: MoFA
KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday said multifaceted reforms have been underway in the ministry to take maximum advantage of Afghanistan’s geopolitical ...
Afghan Film Festival Opens in Australia
The festival, which runs from November 15 – 21 at the Australian National University in Canberra, was organized by the Afghan embassy ...
Prisoner Swap for AUAF Professors ‘Did Not Work’: Rula Ghani
KABUL - Afghanistan’s First Lady Rula Ghani, while speaking at the US Institute of Peace in Washington DC on Thursday, said that the attempted prisoner swap for professors from ...
Marshal Fahim National Defense University Holds Entrance Exam
KABUL - Marshal Fahim National Defense University on Thursday held its entrance exam for new students.
The exam, in which 4,376 students— including ...
Largest Cold Storage Facility Build in Kabul
KABUL - A cold storage facility has been built by the private sector in the capital Kabul. . .
1st Shipment of India Wheat Arrives in Chabahar
KABUL - The first shipment of wheat donated by the Indian government to the people of Afghanistan has arrived at Chabahar Port and would soon be reaching Afghanistan, the Ministry ...
Treasures from Afghanistan Reach Hong Kong
KABUL - Hundreds of rare artifacts from Afghanistan have reached the Hong Kong Museum of History, says a media report.
According o Xinhua, the valuable items are the centre ...