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KABUL (Pajhwok): Three lawmakers jumped into the race for the first deputy speaker, two for the second and four others for secretary and deputy secretary on Saturday. Abdul Rahim Ayubi, a lawmaker from Kandahar, Hamayun Hamayun from Khost,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has called for international pressure on supporters of terrorist groups, saying more measures are needed to reduce civilian casualties. Last week, the United Nations Assistance... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said the “unpredictable” victory in the Jihad against the former Soviet Union forces would remain a historic pride for the nation. The president, who addressed a gathering at the Presidential Palace in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Meshrano Jirga (upper house of the Parliament) members on Sunday condemned the recent Pakistani shelling in eastern Kunar province and asked the Afghan government to clarify its stance over the aggression by Pakistan and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of Mishrano Jirga members on Sunday slammed the recent remarks by British Ambassador to Kabul regarding the Durand Line, calling the move as ‘brazen meddling’ in Afghanistan’s affairs. The Durand Line is the 2,430-... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Kith and kin of the latest deadly attack victims on Monday said enemies couldn’t stir up religious differences among Afghan people by carrying out such attacks. At least 85 people, including six women and three children, were... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Efforts have been made for safe and secure flow of traffic through the Salang Pass during winter, authorities concerned told lawmakers on Monday. Abdul Rahman Salahi, secretary at Ministry of Public Works, Mohammad Aslam Sayas,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga (WJ) members on Saturday criticized recent comments of Amrullah Saleh, state minister in security affairs reforms and appointments, and said recalling dark history was never in Afghanistan’s interest and any harm... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations on Wednesday launched an appeal for $393 million in humanitarian aid to millions of vulnerable Afghans during the current year. Aired live by local TV channels, the appeal was jointly launched by the UN's... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): As the second round of a four-nation talks kicked off in Kabul, lawmakers and political experts on Monday said the government should keep the country’s national interest supreme during peace talks with armed groups. Foreign... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A moderate earthquake jolted parts of Afghanistan on Friday afternoon, but information about casualties was not immediately available. The quake that took place at around 2:10pm was felt in the capital Kabul and some other... read more
HERAT CIYY (Pajhwok): Six police officers were killed and another two wounded on Friday when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Guzra district of western Herat province, an official said. The police officers were heading to their base in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Congratulating the Afghans on the occasion of Eidul Fitr, President Ashraf Ghani on Friday welcomed Taliban’s eagerness to join the peace process and said the group wanted to be part of the system. Ghani, who offered Eid prayers... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Director National Directorate of Security (NDS) in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday rejected that brother of incumbent Chairman Senate Muslimyar had any links with terror organization. Earlier, the 1st Deputy Speaker of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Procurement Committee (NPC) has approved construction work of the second portion of vital Kamal Khan Dam and stressed over rehabilitation and security of airports across the country. The NPC meeting held Saturday... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The 1st Deputy Speaker of Wolesi Jirga Haji Zahir Qadir on Saturday alleged that the prime suspect involved in suicide attacks in eastern Nangarhar province was residing in the house of Chairman Senate Fazal Hadi Muslimyar’s brother... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday expressed deep concern over growing insecurity in the country and asked the government to introduce defence minister-designate for vote of confidence to the lower house. Lawmaker Kubra... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A top commander at the Kabul Military Training Centre (KMTC), Col. Mohammad Amin Wahidi, on Sunday said there would not be a dearth of trained army soldiers in Afghanistan. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of 526 junior Afghan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi on Saturday said budget problems had been resolved after holding talks with aid-giving countries and injecting a $800 million assistance from the United States to the accounts. Hakimi was testifying... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday called on the Afghans to support their national security forces, who he said had the ability to maintain security and defend the country. The president was a addressing a gathering marking the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Several Western diplomatic missions and other high-security offices in Kabul and three other provinces came under well-coordinated rebel attacks on Sunday, officials and witnesses said.Seven attackers were killed, while 14 policemen and... read more