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  ASGHABAT (Pajhwok): The Lapis Lazuli Transit, Trade & Transport Route agreement was signed today at the 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA-VII) summit held in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Participants of the 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference (RECCA-VII) who gathered in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, on Tuesday stressed empowering Afghan businesswomen and increasing the bilateral annual trade volume between... read more
ASHGABAT (Pajhwok): The Lapis Lazuli Transit Route agreement is expected to be signed among the five member countries during the 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA-VII) conference on Wednesday. The RECCA conference... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three civilians were wounded in a suicide attack on a foreign forces' convoy in the Afshar area of Kabul on Sunday, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said. A statement from the ministry said the suicide bomber in a car targeted the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): In his Eid message, former president Hamid Karzai has said instability and war in Afghanistan was for the interest of others, but only victimized Afghans. Hamid Karzai, in his message, also felicitated his countrymen and Muslims... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/ZARANJ/HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): At least 15 militants have been killed and a dozen wounded during clashes in the Chardara and Aliabad districts of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Saturday. The fighting erupted when... read more
BRUSSELS (Pajhwok):  NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday said the alliance was planning to support Afghanistan with a new mission to train, advise and assist its security forces after 2014. “But we need to be very... read more
BRUSSELS (Pajhwok): NATO defence ministers and counterparts from ISAF partner nations on Thursday discussed with Afghan defence minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi the progress in Afghanistan mission and post-2014 planning.“We are focused on... read more
BRUSSELS (Pajhwok): A two-day NATO defence ministerial meeting got under way in this capital city of Belgium on Wednesday to discuss issues including a key security pact between Kabul and Washington, as well as the landmark presidential elections.A... read more
BRUSSELS (Pajhwok): Cleared of insurgent hideouts, Afghanistan no longer needs a coalition of 50 countries to fight against Al Qaeda, a senior NATO official said on Wednesday. Speaking at an off-camera news conference in this Belgian capital, a... read more
BRUSSELS (Pajhwok): NATO on Monday reiterated that a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) would be not signed if Afghanistan and America failed to conclude a security pact.While addressing a meeting in Brussels, the alliance spokeswoman Oana Lungescu... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey have reaffirmed their joint resolve to continue enhanced cooperation in ensuring sustainable peace in the region and dismantling terrorist hideouts.At their 8th trilateral summit in Ankara on... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan outclassed Nepal by seven wickets in the semifinals of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Afghanistan successfully chased a small target of 91 runs in 14.2 overs... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan government on Wednesday congratulated Barack Obama on his re-electing as US president, hoping the American leader would deal with the scourge of terrorism in a determined way.Obama defeated his Republican challenger Mitt... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan government on Wednesday congratulated Barack Obama on his re-electing as US president, hoping the American leader would deal with the scourge of terrorism in a determined way.Obama defeated his Republican challenger Mitt... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan High Peace Council, Taliban and Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) led by Gul Buddin Hikmatyar, on Wednesday started a trilateral meeting in Kyoto city of Japan, officials said. HIA head of political affairs Dr. Ghairat... read more
KABUL CITY (PAN): The Right and Justice Party on Sunday called for an impartial hearing into the case of its prominent leader and former lawmaker, Abdul Kabir Ranjbar, who is currently under detention on criminal charges.In a statement, the party... read more
KABUL (PAN): Representatives of several Muslim countries are attending a meeting of the International Contact Group in Jeddah city of Saudi Arabia, the foreign ministry in Kabul said on Thursday. Members of a high-level Afghan delegation are among... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan National Security Council (ANSC) on Tuesday asked the United Nations for the removal of 47 names of Afghans citizens from its sanctions list.The demand, which is in line with the decisions of June's Peace Consultative Jirga,... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has chosen General Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, Afghan National Army Chief of Staff, as his cabinet nominee for the slot of interior minister, it was reliably learnt on Sunday.Bismillah is expected to be replaced by... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai left Kabul on Monday for Istanbul where he was to participate in a conference on security and hold discussions with his Turkish counterpart, his office said.Karzai was to address delegates at the Conference on... read more