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KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Abdullah has said free, fair and credible election will leave a positive impact on the security situation in the country. The CEO expressed the view during a meeting with representatives and experts of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government on Saturday said Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s remarks about India’s role in Afghanistan were a clear interference in their country’s internal affairs. During an interaction at the Council... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): An Indiana-based US firm has been awarded a $45.8 million contract for the procurement of 6,576 supplemental High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles for the Afghan forces. A news item on the manufacturer's website, quoting... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A new rehabilitation centre to treat wounded military and civilians will be set up at Kabul National Military Hospital (KNMH), the NATO Resolute Support mission announced on Saturday.  A statement from the mission said the $... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Band-i-Amir Dragons have defeated Mis Ainak Knights by four runs in an action-packed final to clinch the Shpageeza Cricket League title in Kabul. In Friday's thriller, Band-i-Amir Dragons skipper Rashid Khan won the toss and... read more
 KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of a veteran diplomat to serve as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Afghanistan, a media report said on Wednesday. According to the Associated Press... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Umar Zakhelwal on Wednesday met Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi and discussed security related issues. Zakhelwal who is President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani special... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has welcomed the launch of the National Electoral Forum by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), UNAMA statement said on Wednesday. The launch of National Electoral Forum... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has met US Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the sidelines of 72th UN General Assembly (UNGA) meeting and discussed regional issues, including... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Monday supported the presidential order prohibiting prosecutors, judges and armed forces' officials from joining political parties. In line with the presidential order, the ministry barred... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai has held a meeting with Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York, a media report said on Wednesday.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 3,000 additional US troops are their way to Afghanistan in line with President Donald Trump's new strategy, media reports said on Tuesday. Defense Secretary James Mattis told a news conference at the Pentagon he had... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former England ODI captain Adam Hollioake says he intends to remain in his coaching role despite one of his team’s matches being targeted by a suicide bomber. At least three people were killed and 12 injured when the bomber... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) chief says the conflict in northern parts of the country has morphed into tribal warfare. Gulbadin Hekmatyar expressed the view during a meeting with tribal elders and youth from Balkh province... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Indian ambassador in Kabul says with the implementation of the new US strategy, a new chapter of regional cooperation will be opened. A statement from National Security Council said National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO say it will take a month to respond to America's call for the alliance member states to deploy more troops to Afghanistan, a news report said on Sunday. Defence chiefs from 29 NATO members recognised the need to fill the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Five Afghan national cricket team players to take part in the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), media reports said on Saturday. Earlier, Shapor Zadran and Mohammad Nabi Esakhel appeared in the BPL last year games. The... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan students on Friday staged a peaceful protest for their registration in the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) In line with a scholarship scheme of the Pakistan government, doctors and medical students from the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than two dozen inspectors from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) have successfully completeda a month-long technical course in Turkey. Twenty-five mine inspectors graduated from the training course on correctly... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani arrived in the capital of Paktia on Saturday morning to assess the security environment in southeastern provinces. Accompanied by senior commanders, the president visited the headquarters of the Afghan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani is all poised to lead a high-level delegation to New York, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Friday. The president would leave for the United States on Saturday (tomorrow) to address the UN... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan, US and Pakistani military officials held talks on countering Daesh militants along the Durand Line, an official said on Thursday. Defence Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Dawlat Waziri told Pajhwok Afghan News that the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A high-level security huddle, expressing disappointment over the unrest created by some gunmen in Kabul, has ordered an investigation into the case and application of law to all. President Ashraf Ghani chiared the meeting, which... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Families displaced as a result of war from Paktia to Khost province demand immediate assistance from government and humanitarian organisations. Logar Khan, a resident of Janikhel district, told Pajhwok Afghan News he moved... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday said fundamental measures would be taken against Daesh militants in Pachiragam district of eastern Nangarhar province. Abdullah, who met with a number of tribal elders... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Indian Prime Minister Modi, during his meeting with Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, has renewed his country's continued commitment to Afghanistan. The Indian Security Council advisor assisted Modi at the meeting, the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani has arrived in New Dheli, the capital of India, for talks with his Indian counterpart and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a media report said on Sunday . Rabbani is expected to renew... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): US Citizen Nancy Dupree, a renowned historian and archeologist on Afghanistan, died at the age of 90 in Kabul early on Sunday. She spent more than half of her life (53 years) in Afghanistan on academic research and tourism.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered to mediate between Afghanistan and Pakistan and help them restore bilateral ties, the Presidential Palace said on Sunday. During a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani in Astana,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO’s senior civilian representative (SCR) in Afghanistan has urged all regional actors to play a constructive role in promoting regional stability and “do their utmost to shut down sanctuaries for extremist groups.” ... read more
JEDDAH (Pajhwok): The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia supports Afghan government efforts for peace and stability, says Afghan envoy to Saudi Arabia Syed Jalal Karim on Tuesday. He said relation between Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan has improved recently,... read more
JEDDAH (Pajhwok): Media should be a tool to combat extremism and terrorism and to combat hate speech and that our media should convey the message of peace and spread love and coexistence with peoples and cultures. It was stated by the the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan government on Monday asked the United Nations (UN) to launch ‘a special’ investigation into the communal violence against Muslims in Myanmar. The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in a statement received... read more
MINA, SAUDI (Pajhwok):Prince Khalid al-Faisal, governor of Mecca and head of the Saudi pilgrimage committee, said that the Kingdom has logged record numbers in the transport of pilgrims by buses and trains this year, reaching more than two million... read more
MINA, SAUDI ( Pajhwok) : The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud says, Saudi the heart of Muslim world, strives to achieve unity. King Salman bin Abdulaziz held at the Royal Court at Mina Palace the annual... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United State America (USA) has said 11,000 soldiers have been in Afghanistan and the number would surge up to 15,000 after 4,000 fresh troops were deployed. “Under the new, simplified accounting methodology, the current total... read more
MINA, SAUDI ARABIA (Pajhwok): Prince Khalid Al-Faisal Chairman of Hajj Central Committee announces that Saudi Arabia recruited more than 300,000 civil and military personnel to serve pilgrims this year 2 Mina, outskirts of Makkah. Prince... read more
 MAKKAH (Pajhwok) More than 100,000 Saudi security forces will help protect more than the 2 million worshippers expected to participate in the annual Haj pilgrimage this week, a senior spokesman said on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia, which has the... read more
MAKKAH (Pajhwok): The Saudi Arabia government says nearly two million people from all over the Muslim world have arrived in the kingdom to perform this year’s hajj pilgrimage, which is due to begin on August 30. The annual pilgrimage to Makkah,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has denounced Friday’s attack on a Shiite mosque in capital Kabul that killed and wounded dozens. The Saudi foreign ministry in a statement strongly condemned the attack on the Imam Zaman mosque... read more
Mina, Saudi Arabia (Pajhwok): Ministry of Health announced today that the health status of pilgrims is safe and that neither epidemic nor quarantine diseases have been reported among them to date. In a statement, it said that it is focusing on the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Over 2.038 million pilgrims will perform the Islamic ritual of Hajj this year, The Governor of Makkah region says on Tuesday. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal who is also Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Chairman of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Saudi Arabia Assistance Committee on Wednesday said it provided books and equipment worth nearly four million afghanis to Abu Hanifa Library in Kabul. A statement from the Saudi Assistance Committee received by Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban in an open letter to US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned they would seek support of American rivals if the country sent more troops to Afghanistan. The Taliban asked the US president to review the war strategy... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) on Sunday said it strongly and resolutely condemned every act resulting in the killing and torture of innocent people, disowning and distancing itself from all perpetrators of such attacks.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fifteen people, including eight soldiers, were killed and 40 others wounded when a suicide bomber targeted a military truck in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, officials said on Saturday. “A man riding a motorbike... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former President Hamid Karzai on Saturday strongly condemned the civilian killings in Friday’s Nangarhar airstrike, asking the US to stop killing Afghans under the false excuse as insurgents. On Friday, according to local... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan and US national security advisors conferred on recent security developments and reforms in Afghanistan’s security and defence institutions, an official said on Saturday. Afghanistan National Security Council (NSC)... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Meshrano Jirga or Senate deputy chairman on Saturday praised the Saudi Arabia government for serving the entire Muslim community and criticized countries who ‘mix the sacred annual hajj pilgrimage with politics.’ Dr. Mohammad... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government says it has come to know from media reports about the transfer of the conflict duty to private US companies and the issue has not been discussed with it. The government’s reaction comes weeks after head of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Head of the Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) Gubadin Hekmatyar has said ulema could play an important role in ending the decades old conflict and bringing peace and stability to the country. Hekmatyar expressed the view during a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai has discussed Kabul-Islamabad relations at a meeting with a group of journalist from Pakistan in Kabul, his office said on Tuesday. Regional peace, strengthening the relationship between Afghanistan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Firs Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum on Thursday hit out at President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for centralising the power and warned to take final decision about his future in a grand gathering. Addressing a crowd of his... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday approved $1.2 billion grants to reinforce ongoing energy projects in Afghanistan, provide new funds to boost supply and promote cross-border trade in energy.  The grants include $... read more
KABUL (PAN): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said Thursday that it welcomed the newly announced timetable for the 2014 Afghan presidential and provincial council elections.“UNAMA reaffirms its commitment to support the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Human rights groups, including the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, have called on the online whistle blower WikiLeaks to censor the names of Afghan informants who they say could be at risk from Taliban reprisals.Taliban... read more
KABUL (PAN): A British soldier was killed in a bomb blast in southern Helmand province, Britains defence ministry announced on Tuesday, bringing to 400 the number of international forces killed this year in Afghanistan.The soldier was killed in... read more