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KABUL (Pajhwok): Lawmaker Ishaq Rahguzar would be appointed as the new governor of northern Balkh province ahead of the new solar year, a well-placed source at the Presidential Palace said on Tuesday. According to a reliable government source the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US has put a $5m bounty on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah, reports said on Friday, two days after the militant leader’s son was killed in a drone strike in eastern Kunar province. The US announced the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan Ambassador to Islamabad Dr. Omar Zakhelwal and Pakistan’s army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed various issues during a meeting, the envoy said on Thursday.  “Today in meeting with Pakistan Army Chief Gen. Bajwa... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Contracts have been signed for the second phase of work on the Kajaki dam and Zameen Dawar canal in the Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province, the Presidential Palace announced on Tuesday. President Ashraf Ghani and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two children were killed and eight other civilians were wounded during a clash between security forces and Taliban militants in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Saturday. Abdul Rahman Mangal, the governor’s... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai has declared his support for the Afghan government’s plan of reconciliation with the Taliban, calling the plan as practical. On Wednesday, the national unity government asserted it desire to strike a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US military has rejected Russia’s claim about the strength of Daesh or Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan as exaggerated, asking Moscow and Tehran to support the Afghan government instead of the Taliban rebels. Russia has... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan on Monday cruised to a 146-run victory over Zimbabwe in their 5th and final ODI in Sharjah, winning the series 4-1. Afghanistan posted 241-9 from their 50 overs after winning the toss and choosing to bat first.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Religious scholars from Afghanistan and Pakistan are expected to hold a joint conference with their Indonesian counterparts in Jakarta next month, a reliable source said on Wednesday. According to the source, efforts had been... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan convincingly routed Zimbabwe by six wickets in the third One-Day International (ODI) in Sharjah, taking a 2-1 lead in the series, a board official said on Wednesday. In Tuesday’s encounter, Zimbabwe opted to bat first... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Uzbekistan has decided to decrease the price of power exports to Afghanistan, the Afghan national security advisor (NSA) office said on Tuesday. Qader Shah, spokesman for the NSA, told Pajhwok Afghan News Hanif Atmar, during a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan finished fourth in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2018 after their third place play-off fixture with Pakistan was called off in New Zealand due to heavy raining. Afghanistan and Pakistan lost their respective... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): After Rashid Khan who fetched nearly $1.5 million, another three Afghan players -- Mohammad Nabi, Zahir Khan and Mujeeb Zadran -- have been bought for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). Last year Nabi and Rashid Khan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s teenaged leg spinner Rashid Khan was bought for a $1.5 million by Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Indian Premier League (ILP) auction on Saturday. The Sunrisers tweeted after picking Khan that they were glad to have... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Education (MoE) on Wednesday announced cancelling some project contracts which had been attended by one or two bidders and re-announced the same. MoE spokesman Mohammad Kabir Haqmal told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan Diplomat in Pakistan Dr. Waheed Poyan and of the High Peace Council (HPC) official Ahmad Farozan have been killed in the Taliban attack on Kabul Intercontinental Hotel in capital Kabul on Sunday, according to reliable sources... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two Afghans and a Pakistani refugees have been killed in Turkey as a result of fire that erupted in a container they had been living in, a media report said on Sunday. The fire was reportedly ignited from an electric heater. The... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A high-level delegation of the United Nations Security Council has arrived in Kabul on a formal visit, a government official said on Sunday. A well-placed source in the national unity government (NUG) told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Indonesian Ambassador Arif Rahman has traveled to eastern Nangarhar province and pledged to cooperate in different areas, an official said on Friday. Governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News Rhamn met... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The first match and tournament opener of Uner-19 World Cup (U-19 WC) would be played between Afghanistan and Pakistan at cobham oval on Saturday, an official said on Friday. Teams from 16-nation taking part in the global event... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The president of the UN Security Council says members are considering a visit to Afghanistan to get a better understanding of the war-torn country's prospects and needs, a media report said on Friday. "We think it's important for... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The grandson of slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has reportedly been killed in an air strike along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, according to reports on Monday. Osama bin Hamza bin Laden, 12, died sometime last year,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): After a two-week closure, Tajikistan has reopened its border crossing with Afghanistan in northern Kunduz province for traffic to Sher Khan Port, an official said on Tuesday. About two weeks back, Tajikistan police closed... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Seventeen foreign soldiers, most of them Americans, lost their lives in Afghanistan in 2017, but the Taliban claimed killing hundreds of foreign soldiers. In 2016, 15 foreign troops fell in Afghanistan and 2017 proved another... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak has discussed military cooperation with his Turkish counterpart during a meeting in Ankara, a statement said Monday. Barmak arrived in the Turkish capital at the head of a high level delegation... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Gulbadin Hekmatyar-led Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) on Thursday said 90 HIA prisoners would be released soon from the Bagram and Pul-i-Charkhi prisons. Releasing HIA prisoners was part of a landmark peace deal between the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Turkmenistan will provide scholarship to Afghan students for higher studies in energy and transport disciplines and reduce the price of electricity Afghanistan has been importing from the neighboring country. It was promised by... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended Afghanistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad for a year after he was tested positive for a banned substance. Shahzad was tested positive for banned substance clenbuterol... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan on Saturday defeated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their final four-day match to win the ICC Intercontinental Cup at Abu Dhabi. The event that began two years ago among eight countries ended with Afghanistan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Acting Education Minister Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Shinwari has called for “head-to-toe reform” of the education system, saying the current composition and structure of the ministry could not cope with modern day needs. Shinwari was... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Abdul Latif Roshan, the Acting Minister for Higher Education, on Wednesday stepped down from his post, citing personal and political reasons. Abdul Latif Roshan told Pajhwok Afghan News that he had handed over his resignation... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on Saturday said provincial councils elected their administrative boards for the fourth year in 31 provinces. A statement from the IDLG said 31 provincial councils' heads,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): For the first time in Afghanistan, three women were elected to top administrative posts by the Provincial Council of central Maidan Wardak province on Saturday. The elected provincial public representatives voted on Saturday to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhelwal held meetings with two renowned Pakistani religious leaders on Monday and Tuesday and discussed with them a range of issues including the Afghan peace process. Zakhelwal... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar on Saturday called as ‘unsuccessful’ the US and NATO mission in Afghanistan, saying the alliance was doing what the Russians did. A statement from the HIA media office in Kabul... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Defence Chiefs of the NATO has discussed counter-terrorism projects and renewed its continued support for Resolute Support (RS) mission in Afghanistan, a statement from the alliance said on Thursday. During the 176th Military... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar has asked Belarus to help train and equip Afghan security forces, the National Security Council (NSC) said on Saturday. Atmar expressed the view during a meeting with Belarus foreign... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The foundation stone of a university was laid in central Maidan Wardak province on Saturday, an official said.Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, said the foundation stone-laying ceremony was held for the university being... read more
KABUL (PAN): British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday discussed with President Hamid Karzai the current situation in Afghanistan, including the ongoing reconciliation campaign.The Presidential Palace in Kabul said Cameron, during a... read more
KABUL(PAN):Afghan and coalition security forces have arrested the Taliban facilitator responsible for an Aug. 7 insider attack in Paktiya province that killed one U.S. service member and wounded three, the International Security Assistance Force... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan secured the third position by defeating Malaysia in an Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Elite Trophy match in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), an official said on Friday.Ten affiliate member countries participated in the event... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan qualified for the semi-final of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Elite Trophy 2012 by scoring a comprehensive win over the Maldives in their last group match in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday.The Maldives won the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan trounced Hong Kong by nine wickets in their World T20 Qualifier match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates on Monday.Electing to bat first, Hong Kong were restricted to 103 runs for the loss... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Gulbadin Hekmatyar-led Hezb-I-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) said on Saturday it is willing to attend the second Bonn conference, if invited as an independent party.Qaribur Rahman Syed, the HIA representative in Europe, said this during a... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan army has arrested seven Taliban militants dressed in burqas in eastern Laghman province, where another 27 insurgents have been killed in an operation, an official said on Saturday.The operation to clear militants from the... read more