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KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah discussed regional issues and shared Kabul’s concern about terror safe havens outside Afghanistan with representatives of the United Nations Security Council, a statement said... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A quadrilateral intra-Afghan peace dialogue began on Saturday in the Turkish capital Istanbul, to find a negotiated end to the decades-long conflict in Afghanistan, a reliable source said. A participant of the meeting... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan routed Pakistan in the opening match of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup in Whangarei, New Zealand, on Saturday Batting first, the Pakistanis -- two time champions -- were bowled out for 188... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The immediate return of around two million Afghan refugees from different parts of Pakistan to their homeland is a near-impossibility, says an Afghan diplomat. Afghan Consul General Prof. Moen Marastiyal stressed the need for... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Days after suspending security assistance to its persistently troublesome ally in the war on terror, the Trump administration has asked Pakistan to deny the Taliban and Haqqanis safe havens on its soil. Army Col. Rob Manning told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok):  Afghanistan heavily defeated Bangladesh in a warm-up encounter on Monday ahead of the 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup that gets underway in New Zealand next week. Afghanistan are placed in Group-D with Pakistan, Sri... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The government hopes to convince Pakistan through negotiations and diplomatic channels to revisit its decision on Afghan refugees’ stay in that country. About a week back, the Pakistani government extended for only a month the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok):  Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah on Sunday announced support for the postponement of distributing electronic National Identity Cards (e-NICs) and urged the process be initiated after a unanimous agreement between the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Sent by Iran to support the beleaguered government of President Bashar al-Assad, over 2,000 Afghans have been killed fighting in Syria, a media report said on Sunday. Zohair Mojahed, a cultural official of the Fatemiyoun Brigade... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two people died and another 10 sustained wounds in a traffic accident on the Kabul-Ghazni highway on Saturday, an official said. The casualties occurred when a 303 public transport bus overturned on the highway in Narkh district... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Pakistan are set resume their rivalry in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup next month. The opener of the mega event will be played between Afghanistan and Pakistan, both placed in Group D... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 35 people were killed and wounded in a suicide bombing in capital Kabul on Thursday evening. The blast happened on security forces in the limits of ninth police district near to Shinozada private hospital. Police... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US defense secretary has assured Afghanistan of full support in terms of military assistance, saying his country was keeping pressure on Pakistan to destroy all safe havens of militant groups.  Maj. Gen. Dawlat Waziri,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): US National Security Advisor McMaster has said Washington wanted to convey to Pakistan that relationship between the two countries could no longer bear the weight of contradictions. Speaking on President Trump new-year tweet,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): With America’s new strategy raising the tempo of operations against the Taliban, the war in Afghanistan looks set to intensify during the current year, warns an independent international organisation. The objective behind the US... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO forces on Wednesday acknowledged civilian casualties occurred during a combined operation in the Haska Mena district of eastern Nangarhar province on January 1. At least one civilian was killed and three women and two... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): One American soldier has died and four others have suffered wounds during a combat engagement in eastern Afghanistan, the US military said on Wednesday. The fresh US casualties occurred in the Achin district of Nangarhar province... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) says 81 journalists and media staff were killed in targeted killings, car bomb attacks and crossfire incidents around the world during 2017. Another 250 were jailed. In a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The government has approved contracts for two major power projects worth $113 million to be implemented jointly by private and public sectors, the Presidential Palace said on Monday. Contracts for the projects were approved at a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Sunday announced appointing former West Indies all-rounder Phil Semions as the national side’s head coach. Simmons replaces Lalchand Rajput who had left the position vacant, having served... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Unity Government (NUG) has promised introducing a new governor for northern Balkh province at all costs. About few days back, President Ashraf Ghani accepted Governor Atta Mohammad Noor’s resignation and announced... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A three-way memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed to modernise postal services throughout the country. The MoU has been signed among the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Capital Region... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar says he will support Taliban’s legitimate demands including the withdrawal of foreign troops if they shun war and join peace talks. He made remarks at a gathering of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok):  SPA – The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz has strongly condemned terrorist attack in capital Kabul which claimed innocent lives and left dozens injured. Forty-one people including a journalist... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday called for the Afghan government to hold peace negotiations with the Taliban. Wang issued the call at the first-ever trilateral meeting among Chinese, Afghan and Pakistan foreign... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani on issues of common interest in Beijing on Monday. Rabbani is currently in Beijing to attend a three-way meeting with his Chinese and Pakistani... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) has accused the government over delaying tactic in the release of the group’s prisoners and not fully implementing the peace agreement. Abdul Hai Faqiri, head of the HIA Judicial Commission,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar has met Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra and discussed wide range of issues of mutual interest Atmar appreciated the assistance of India with Afghanistan, called... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Cracks deepened on Sunday in the Jamiat-i-Islami party as some key leaders of the party differed over Atta Mohammad Noor’s tirade against Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah. Noor, the former governor of northern Balkh... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has voiced its willingness to support Afghanistan’s private and public sectors. ICC members met Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah at his office on Saturday. They thanked the CEO for... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s spin sensation Rashid Khan made his presence felt on Friday when he captured two crucial wickets on debut in the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia. Playing for Adelaide Strikers, Rashid literally stunned Sydney... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government has condoled with Saudi Arabia authorities over a missile attack from Houthi rebel group in Yemen aimed at the Royal Palace in the kingdom’s capital, Riyadh. Reports said the Yemeni rebel group fired a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO is increasing the number of troops serving in the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan, the alliance chief says. “In Afghanistan we have transitioned from combat operations to the training and advising of local... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the Afghan National Police (ANP) to control its ration’s quality itself and putting in place a mechanism to record suggestions and complaints from the personnel. A statement from the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Security Council has scheduled the next briefing to discuss Secretary-General António Guterres’ latest report on the situation in Afghanistan. The meeting, scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday), will be webcast live on UN WEB... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan diplomatic mission in New Delhi has conferred with appreciation letters Afghan Taekwondo medalists, a statement from the Afghan Embassy said on Wednesday.  Forty members of the Taekwondo team made a winning... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): India has welcomed the Trump administration’s national security strategy, an approach vehemently rejected by China and Russia.  A spokesperson for India’s External Affairs Ministry said: "We appreciate the strategic... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Germany has urged peace talks between the government of President Ashraf Ghani and the Taliban. The Afghan security forces could mount pressure on those Taliban who were unwilling to reconcile, the German defence minister said... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Monday said that the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan had taken place too quickly, a media report said. Addressing German troops in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two people, including a National Directorate of Security (NDS) agent, were killed and six others wounded in two separate blasts in eastern Laghman province on Monday, an officials said. Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah says the objective creating an environment of trust with Pakistan is to battle terrorism and eradicate terrorist safe havens in that country. Abdullah expressed the view during... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan army chief Gen. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali has discussed military-to-military cooperation with his Indian counterpart. Yaftali traveled to India to attend the graduation ceremony of Afghan officers from an Indian... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) has decided to host Afghanistan for a first ever test match in the future, according to media report. The decision was made during BCCI's Special General Meeting (SGM) that was held... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan fell to 11th position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings after losing the series to Ireland. Opener Paul Stirling’s superb century and a magic bowling spell by George... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The foreign ministers of five Central Asian States and Afghanistan meet on Monday in Ashgabat on the 10th anniversary of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, according to a media report. The meeting... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan army chief Lt. Gen. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali has underlined the need for international and regional cooperation on combating the scourge of terrorism. Speaking at a passing-out parade at the Officers Training Academy (OTA)... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): About 50,000 illegal Afghan citizens have been registered during the current year in Pakistan, which has allowed only documented refugees to stay. Afghanistan’s Deputy Ambassador to Pakistan, in an exclusive interview with... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani, welcoming increased cooperation between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, on Wednesday hoped the bilateral relationship would grow stronger with each passing day. During his visit to Tashkent, the visiting... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells during her three-day visit to Afghanistan discuss issues of mutual importance with Afghan officials, according to a statement on... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US and NATO on Wednesday confirmed the killing of a senor Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan. A day earlier, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Omar Khetab, also known as Omar Mansour, was killed along with 80... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government has signed and put into force a child protection policy, shielding children from the adverse effects of armed conflict. Minister of Defence Tariq Shah Bahrami signed the initiative -- the outcome of a year-... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO foreign ministerial meeting  kicked off on Tuesday in Brussels to discuss the Alliance’s continuing adaptation in the face of diverse and evolving security challenges, according to a media reports. The Ministerial... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan-China Economic and Trade Commission discussed greater cooperation between the two countries at its third meeting in Beijing, the Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday. Monday’s meeting was co-chaired by Minister of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The first phase of Chabahar also known as Shahid Beheshti International Port in Chabahar, Sistan-Baluchestan Province, was inaugurated by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a ceremony also attended by officials and dignitaries... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will arrive in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, for an official visit on Monday. According to the Uzbek Foreign Ministry, the visit will take place at an... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has called for indiscriminate action against alleged terrorists ‘safe havens’ in Pakistan as it was in Islamabad’s interest and for enduring peace in the region, the New York Times reported on... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The work on first phase of Chabahar port is set to be inaugurated by Iranian president and Indian authorities on Sunday. About two and a half years ago, Afghanistan, India and Iran signed a trilateral agreement based on which... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Saturday said necessary preliminary measures regarding the provision of computerized identity cards have been taken. A statement from the MCIT media office... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Officials in northern Balkh province on Saturday rejected the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) claims about cancelation of a Kandahar-Balkh flight. Earlier, the CAA in two separate statements said a Kam Air flight from Mazar-i-... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday demanded evidence from those who allege Afghan officials are supporting Daesh. “They should prove their claim in the court and in the meantime take responsibility for failure of proving their... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang  has said his country was willing to play a constructive role in Afghanistan’s peaceful reconstruction, according to a media report on Saturday. Li made the commitment when during a meeting with... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The services of Independent Election Commission (IEC) deputy heads and secretary have been extended for a year in violation of the relevant law. Under the election law, the IEC chairman is appointed for a five-year period while... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Construction work on railroad between Turkmenistan and Afghanistan has got under way, a news report said on Thursday. The railway line will stretch from Turkmen station Serhetabat to the border town of Torghundi in western Herat... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The cabinet has reduced oil and gas tariffs by 50 percent, a move that will help cut prices, the deputy minister of customs and revenue announced on Thursday. Dr. Najibullah Wardak, flanked by Afghanistan Fuel and Liquid gas... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A victim of terrorism, Afghanistan continues to be at the forefront of the fight against the scourge, Chief executive Officer (CEO Abdullah Abdullah said on Thursday. Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday left Kabul for Russia, his office said. The CEO would attend the 16th meeting of the council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Sochi,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Ambassador to the United States has said the unity government in Kabul is committed to implementing its promises with the international community. Dr. Hamdullah Mohib expressed these views during a meeting... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar on Tuesday left for Turkey on his first foreign trip since signing of the peace agreement with the government. The peace deal between Hekmatyar and the national unity... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Veterinary officials from the Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Tajikistan are meeting today in Tehran to discuss improved collaboration to address trans-boundary animal diseases (TADs). At the two-day meeting, which began on... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): In quest of the four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup title, table-topper Afghanistan will take on the United Arab Emirates at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. As the battle for the title has run into its final round,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Population Registration Directorate (PRD) has signed an agreement with the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on distributing identity cards to all eligible voters in a specific period of time. The agreement was signed... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): As Saudi Arabia hosted officials from 40 Muslim countries for the maiden meeting of a counterterrorism alliance, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the gathering was a clear signal to eradicate extremism. In his keynote speech... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Embassy in India plans to celebrate the first “Indo-Afghan cultural week” in New Delhi from Wednesday. Afghan envoy to New Delhi, Dr. Shaida Ahmad Abdali, said the event scheduled for November 29 would showcase... read more
KABUK (Pajhwok): The United States (US) has termed the release of Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) leader Hafiz Saeed a “step in the wrong direction” and said a refusal to re-arrest him would damage bilateral ties and Pakistan's reputation around the world, a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy Chief Executive Officer Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq visited Tehran where he praised the fighters, including Afghans for their victories in Syria’s war. Mohaqiq thanked the fighters, including Afghans, for their victories in the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The top UN diplomat in Afghanistan on Saturday stressed the need for unified action from all Afghans to achieve the goal of ending violence against women. Today, the UN in Afghanistan marked International Day for the Elimination... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Deputy foreign minister and NATO’s special civilian representative have discussed Heart of Asia (HoA) Istanbul Process, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said Thursday. The statement received by Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three Georgian soldiers have been injured during a patrol around an airfield in central Afghanistan, the Defence Ministry in Tbilisi says. In the second month of their tour of duty, the servicemen were involved in the NATO-led... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Indonesian Ulema plan to organize a conference in cooperation with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for finding a solution to the Afghan problem. Indonesian Vice-President Mohammad Jusuf Kalla made the announcement... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC) head has said direct dialogue with the Taliban militants is the best way to put an end to the conflict in Afghanistan. Karim Khalili expressed the view while addressing an academic workshop, organised... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok) Afghanistan's Ambassador to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali met Indian Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and discussed the potential for promoting bilateral trade. Indian media reported on Thursday Abdali proposed the revival of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation and the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have devised a joint plan of providing essential aid to half a million displaced people this winter. Hafizullah Miakhel, media advisor to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan citizens previously traveled on Pakistani passports to Saudi Arabia are being distributed Afghan passports, the Afghan embassy in Riyadh said on Wednesday. In a statement, the Afghan diplomatic mission thanked Saudi King... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The new US ambassador to Afghanistan has said the Americans have been in the war-torn country to help the Afghans build their future. John R. Bass expressed these views during a meeting with the Afghan envoy in Washington,... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Tuesday reiterated its stance on ending the war in neighbouring Afghanistan, calling for open-ended talks between Kabul and the Taliban. Dr Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s ambassador to the UN, said a military... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Peace Studies Organization (APSO) says a meeting on the reconciliation process, expected to take place in Dubai, has been delayed. In a statement, the organisation said the informal meeting, scheduled to be held in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Indonesian President Joko Widodo has assured the visiting delegation of High Peace Council (HPC) to play role in Afghan peace and reconciliation efforts. "I really understand the visit of Afghanistan to Indonesia to play a role... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan Ambassador to Indian Shaida Abdali says his government will soon revive the Amritsar-Kabul air link to further promote trade activities between the two countries, a media report said on Tuesday. He expressed the view... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Several media outlets, including Pajhwok Afghan News, are giving children the opportunity to take over segments of their programming today (Monday), UNICEF said. Participating TV and radio stations include RTA, TV24,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The High Peace Council (HPC) delegation led Mohammad Karim Khalili will visit Jakarta, Indonesia from 19th to 25th November at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, a statement from Indonesian embassy said... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Sunday handed a historic 185-run defeat to Pakistan in the final to clinch their maiden Under-19 Asia Cup trophy in Kuala Lumpur. Batting first, the Afghans set the Pakistanis 249 runs target in the 50-over game, with... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, NATO and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have condemned Thursday’s deadly suicide attack in Kabul. At 14 people were killed and as many others wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok) Afghanistan trounced Nepal in ACC Under-19 Youth Asia Cup’s second semifinal in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, a board official said. The emphatic seven-wicket triumph saw Afghanistan marching into the final against Pakistan, slated for... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor on Thursday strongly condemned a suicide attack apparently targeting his supporters in Kabul. The attack took place in Aspa Square in the Labe Jar area, where a large gathering of the Jamiat-i-... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Thursday condemned a suicide bombing that killed nine civilians, including one child, and injured 16 others in Kabul. The attack took place in Aspa Square in the Labe Jar area,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and Cricket Ireland (CI) national teams would play One Day International (ODI) series at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, a statement from the cricket body said on Thursday. The Afghan and Irish teams... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): An international engineering and technology giant will provide its SGT-A45 mobile gas turbine that will form the foundation of a three-phase energy project in Afghanistan. In a press release, Siemens announced signing a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Peace Studies Organization (APSO) has been trying to organise a meeting between the Taliban, and influential members of the Afghan Society in the Gulf, the organization said in a statement on Wednesday. APSO... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan under-19 cricket team on Tuesday reached the ACC Under-19 Asia Cup semifinals after beating the UAE by 134 runs in Malaysia. The Emiratis won the toss and opted to bowl in the 50-over match at Kinrara Academy Oval... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan has secured the green place in supporting freedom of expression in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). According to a statement from the Ministry of Information and Culture (... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 300 people were killed and over 2,500 injured in a powerful earthquake that hit the Iran-Iraq border region late on Sunday. The earthquake was measured 7.3 magnitudeon Richter scale. Iranian media emphasised that the... read more
Javed Hamim Kakar KABUL (Pajhwok): Vice-President Sarwar Danish on Monday renewed the government’s commitment to supporting the freedom of speech, calling the media an important value of a democratic society. Danish expressed the views while... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): This year 14 wild poliovirus cases have been recorded only in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a senior UNICEF official said on Monday. As of 9 November 2017, nine cases were detected in Afghanistan and five in Pakistan, the lowest... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan, where NATO troops train and advise the national security forces, remains a priority, the alliance said on Monday -- ahead of an important ministerial meeting. Defence ministers from member states, scheduled to meet... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Indonesian foreign minister is due in Kabul on Monday (tomorrow) for talks on the peace and reconciliation process with Afghan officials. The Indonesia embassy here confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News Rento Mudris would visit... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok):  The number of children under five years dying from diarrhea each year in Afghanistan has dropped below 10,000 for the first time, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday. The disease, however, still... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday reiterated his call for insurgents to take a firm decision on joining the peace process. A statement from his office said Abdullah made the remarks during a meeting... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan National Security Forces continue losing territory to the insurgents, a congressionally-constituted American watchdog says. In its latest report, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) on Tuesday lent it weight behind the High Peace Council (HPC) new peace strategy and expressed its readiness for any kind of support. A statement issued by HPC’s media office in Kabul said HPC... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s first lady Bibi Gula (Rula Ghani) has hailed women’s role in the development of the country as significant. She expressed the view during a meeting on the contribution of women and girls at the International... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Imam of Kaabah, Dr Sheikh Saleh bin Abdullah bin Humaid, has said no militant group or organization can declare jihad, which he says is the state’s job. In an interview with a private Pakistani news channel, the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban have said one of the two professors in their captivity, “the American is seriously ill and needs immediate medical attention.” The Taliban kidnapped the two professors, Kevin King, 60, and his Australian colleague,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Spin Ghar and Bost zones won their matches in the ongoing Ahmad Shah Abdali cricket tournament in Kabul and Jalalabad, the cricket governing body said Sunday. The matches were played in Ghazi Amanullah Khan cricket stadium in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The deputy governor for eastern Kunar province, Qazi Mohammad Nabi Ahmadi, has been abducted in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, an official said on Saturday. Kunar governor’s spokesman, Abdul Ghani Mosmim, told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Russia on Thursday said it was awaiting documentary evidence from NATO regarding Moscow’s alleged support to the Afghan Taliban. Russian President's Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov told a press conference that NATO... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif says his country no longer has any influence over Taliban. The insurgents are currently being sponsored and controlled by others, he claims. He confirmed US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakhtuns from around the world will play in the maiden edition of the T-10 Cricket League -- the newest format of the game -- in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The first-ever TCL, featuring six teams, would begin on December 21... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least two civilians and seven insurgents have been killed during separate incidents of violence in central Maidan Wardak province, police said on Wednesday. Police spokesman Mohammad Naqib Amini told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): India has agreed to extend further assistance to Afghanistan, depending on the needs of its defence and police forces, according to news reports from New Delhi. At their meeting on Tuesday, President Ashraf Ghani and Prime... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has characterised President Donald Trump’s new strategy for South Asia as a “game-changer” aimed at ensuring a regional approach to fighting terrorism. Speaking at the Vivekananda International Foundation (... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has once again asked Pakistani to facilitate the Afghan-led reconciliation process and intensify the fight against terrorist outfits on its soil. After Tillerson’s brief trip, the US Embassy... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Russia has strongly rejected Afghan president’s allegation that Moscow supports the Afghan Taliban, a statement from the Russian Embassy in in Kabul said on Tuesday.  “We have taken note of reports in some Afghan media of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At the head of a high-level delegation, President Ashraf Ghani arrived in New Delhi for his one-day visit on Tuesday, the Presidential Palace said. A statement from Presidential Palace received by Pajhwok Afghan News said India’s... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Taliban’s splinter group leader Mullah Rassoul on Monday claimed his loyalists were attacked by the main Taliban group “for protecting dams in the southwestern Afghanistan.” Local officials in western Herat province said on... read more
  KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhelwal has promised to discuss the increase in customs duty on Afghan goods with the authorities in Islamabad this week. Zakhelwal held out the promise to a delegation... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan are all poised play their first-ever Test match against Zimbabwe in February at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, a news report said on Monday.   The same venue will also host the ODI series between Afghanistan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A Russian recently visited New Delhi for discussions on Afghanistan with Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar The Times of India reported on Monday the Indian government had kept secret... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ex-president Hamid Karzai has flown into Tehran to attend an international regional forum, Iran’s state-controlled news agency reported. Heading a delegation, he will take part in the 22nd International Conference on Persian Gulf... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fifteen cadets of Marshal Fahim Military University were killed and four others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near the bus carrying them on Saturday afternoon in capital Kabul, an official said. Maj. Gen. Dawlat... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Jamaatul Ahrar, a splinter group of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), says its leader Omar Khalid Khurasani has not been killed in a US drone strike. At least 30 Haqqani Network members suffered casualties last week when US a... read more
KAUBL (Pajhwok): Afghan Ambassador Dr. Omar Zakhilwal has conferred on the current situation in the country with top Pakistani security officials. Zakhilwal tweeted he met with Pakistani Army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and discussed his recent... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Rashid Khan’s five-wicket haul and Javed Ahmad’s ton put Afghanistan in the driver’s seat on the day one of their four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup clash against Hong Kong in Mong Kok on Friday. Hong Kong won the toss and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber entered a Shiite mosque in Kabul on Friday and opened fire at worshippers before blowing himself up, killing nearly 40. Interior Ministry spokesman Najibullah Danish told Pajhwok Afghan News 39 people were killed... read more
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok) The CIA chief said on Thursday the US-Canadian couple kidnapped by militants in Afghanistan were held ‘inside’ neighboring Pakistan for five years before being freed. Mike Pompeo told the Foundation for Defense of Democracies... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be hosting a two-day meeting between Afghan politicians and Taliban representatives next month, an official said on Friday. Organized by the Canadian organization Pugwash, the event will take... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The first group of young female entrepreneurs graduated today from Startup Valley, Afghanistan’s first private business incubator, the USAID said on Thursday. Of more than 150 applications and 30 selected candidates, 17 young... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said people are not satisfied with telecommunication services, asking the firms to focus on improvement. The president stressed the need for better telecom services in a meeting with the acting minister... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan conflict will be on the agenda at next week’s meeting between representatives from Russia and NATO, a media report says. The meeting would take place on Oct. 26 in Brussels, Russia’s special envoy to Afghanistan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday denounced the suicide attacks that took place in Paktia and Ghazni provinces, resulting in dozens of killings and injuries. The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the kingdom's... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is expected to visit India in two weeks before his trip to Pakistan, a reliable source said on Tuesday. Earlier, Pakistan chief of army staff Javed Qamar Bajwa invited President Ghani to visit... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Taliban insurgents have attacked the Jaghato district of central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Tuesday. Police spokesman Naqibulla Amini told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants initially detonated a car bomb and then... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A New York Police Department (NYPD) delegation has arrived in Kabul to share its expertise with Afghanistan, the president’s security team said on Monday. A statement from the National Security Council (NSC) said National... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban on Sunday rejected claims by freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle that his child was killed and his wife Caitlan Coleman -- a US citizen – was raped during captivity. Boyle and Coleman were seized by the Taliban while... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A 40-member delegation from Afghanistan has shared problems the youth face in their country with the international community at the just-started World Festival of Youth and Students in Russia, an official said Sunday. Dr. Kamal... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A newly-established and well-equipped “Abdali Cricket Academy” was opened in capital Kabul’s Ahmad Shah Baba area on Thursday, an official said. Nisar Ahmad Safi, head of the Abdali Cricket Academy, told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A high school teacher in eastern Nangarhar province is being referred to judicial organs for severely beating a student, an official said on Wednesday. Shokrullah, a student at the state-run Abdul Wakil High School in Jalalabad... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan Border Police (ABP) has no helicopters to transfer logistic and food items to the check-posts in mountainous areas, an official said on Tuesday. ABP spokesman Safeer Mohammad Safi told Pajhwok Afghan News they did not have... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan Ambassador Hazrat Umar Zakhelwal has met Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairman and discussed with him issues facing Afghan students. The ambassador asked HEC Chairman Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad to remove uncertainty... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO Secretary General Jeans Stoltenberg has said the cost of staying in Afghanistan was higher, but the cost of walking away would be much higher. Stoltenberg, after his talks with Romanian prime minister, was addressing at the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Tuesday announced appointing former Australia batsman Dean Jones as interim head coach for the Intercontinental Cup in Hong Kong. The ex-Australian great would coach the national team during... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) is due in Muscat, the capital of Oman, next week to discuss Afghanistan’s peace process after a long gap, an official said on Monday. The group, involving senior officials... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Kuwaiti authorities have assured the Afghan ambassador of resolving the problems of Afghans living in that country. Mangal Hussain, ambassador to Kuwait, told Pajhwok Afghan News he met Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid Al... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa have conferred on Afghan Taliban activities and terrorist sanctuaries in the region, says a top diplomat. Afghan Ambassador Dr. Omar Zakhilwal told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Sunday rejected Pakistan foreigni minister’s remarks regarding the Afghan security forces, saying “the entire world has recognized Pakistan a state sponsoring terrorism.” Pakistan Foreign Minister... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The 810th birth anniversary of Hazrat Mualana Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi has been celebrated at the Afghanistan’s Embassy in Washington.    Afghan Ambassador to the US, Hamdullah Mohib, former US ambassador to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan says the Afghan Air Force (AAF) is unique as only a limited number of countries have such a mighty and young force. Gen. John Nicholson said the delivery of Black Hawk helicopters to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): As part of NATO’s mission, Denmark has announced sending 55 more soldiers to Afghanistan following a car bomb attack on a Danish convoy last week. To be stationed in Kabul next year, the soldiers will assist the 97 Danish... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok) A report from the Civilian Protection Advocacy Group (CPAG) shows decline in civilian casualties during the month of September generally while two-fold decline happened compared to previous months. CPAG collected civilians’... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Under-19 defeated Bangladesh in their third One-day International (ODI) match on Monday, a board official said. Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) spokesman, Farid Hottak, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the Afghanistan U-... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Security Council (NSC) on Monday said a special international conference would be held soon in Kabul to discuss Afghanistan's future. NSC spokesman and strategic relations head Qader Shah told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader wants the government to negotiate with the Taliban, opposing the closure of the the insurgent group’s political office in Qatar. A statement from HIA said Gulbuddin Hekmatyar expressed... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan children, supported by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), are fighting against Syrian government forces, a global rights group says. In a report issued on Sunday, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) said its... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has accused Iran and Russia of continuing their armed support to Afghan Taliban, a media report said on Saturday. The Pentagon chief blasted Russia and Iran’s continued support to Taliban jihadists... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa is expected to visit Kabul at the head of a high-level delegation in the near future, an official said on Saturday. A government official wishing anonymity told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok) NATO Secretary General wraps-up visit to Afghanistan, stresses NATO’s enduring support. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg concluded a two-day visit to Afghanistan on Thursday (28 September 2017), following a visit to NATO’s... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Under-19 cricket team lost their first one-day international match to hosts Bangladesh by a huge 145-run margin on Thursday. The Afghan team arrived in Bangladesh for a one-day series in the lead-up to the Asia Cup... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan, Pakistan and China have identified specific projects of practical trilateral cooperation, agreeing to enhance coordination on their implementation. Objectives, principles, areas of trilateral cooperation came up for... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced changes to its playing conditions which will take effect from September 28. A restriction on the dimensions of the bat, introduction of player send-offs for misconduct... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US has reiterated support for the success and implementation of the historic peace agreement between the Afghan government and the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA). At a meeting with HIA... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): US Defense Secretary James Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg flew in to Kabul on Wednesday for talks with senior Afghan leaders. Mattis will meet President Ashraf Ghani and other cabinet members, a source in the... read more
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