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KABUL (Pajhwok): The government declared Sunday (today) as a national day of mourning and Monday a closed holiday following a deadly cowardly attack in Kabul. A statement from the Presidential Palace said Sunday had been declared a national day... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security on Wednesday lashed out at recent remarks by ousted Governor Atta Mohammad Noor on attempts to destabilise northern Balkh province. The powerful intelligence agency slammed as unfortunate Noor... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A delay in the appointment of new Independent Election Commission (IEC) members and uncertainty about fate of its secretary may set back Wolesi Jirga and district council polls. In a statement, the election panel expressed its... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Jamiat-i-Islami Afghanistan party on Wednesday rejected the approval of Atta Mohammad Noor’s resignation as governor of Balkh and slammed president’s decision. In a statement, the party said the resignation of the Balkh... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The chief executive officer (CEO) on Thursday said allegations against former communications and information technology minister had been found baseless by the Attorney General Office (AGO). Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, during a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar left Kabul on Sunday for Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Atmar would land in Astana to have detailed discussions with the military and political leadership of Kazakhstan, a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah on Tuesday praised the performance of the under-15 football team, pledging to pay its expenses until the federation recovered from its financial crisis. The national football team won... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday flew for Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, on a daylong official visit, his office said. Ghani will meet Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow on further cementing relations between the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has congratulated Iranian President Hassan Rohani over his victory in the general election and hope relation between Afghanistan and Iran would further expand. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani was... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah has reiterated government commitment to women empowerment and said women role in peace and stability of the country was of immense importance. Appreciating the women’s participation in the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday endorsed draft amendments to Article 6 of the controversial Population Registration Act, allowing the mention of words “Afghan” and “tribe” in computerized identity cards. A cabinet meeting,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ex-spymaster Rahmatullah Nabil on Wednesday said frequent attacks on Supreme Court staff by the Haqqani Network and Pakistani agents, in collaboration with local associates, were aimed at preventing the implementation of Anas... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Intensifying conflict-related violence, insecurity, lack of access, attacks on health facilities and workers made 2016 a difficult year for Afghans and the humanitarian community, ICRC said on Monday. The organisation said its... read more
KABUL CITY (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Gulbadin Hekmatyar, head of the Hezb-i-IslamiAfghanistan (HIA), on Thursday affixed their signatures to a landmark peace agreement. Representatives of the High Peace Council and HIA... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kabul Garrison On Monday warned the Junbish-i-Roshniai movement of harsh action if staged a protest that may cause loss of life and property. Peaceful gatherings, protests and rallies constituted a legal right of every... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Second Vice President Sarwar Danish has said the peace deal with Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), committing the group to cutting ties with militant organisations, was a legal and basic demand of the government and people. He... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A foundation for the treatment, prevention and timely diagnosis of cancers has been inaugurated in Kabul, the Presidential Palace said on Thursday. The Afghanistan Cancer Foundation (ACF) was set up as a result of efforts by... read more
  KABUL CITY (Pajhwok): At the head of a high-level delegation, President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday departed for Doha, the capital of Qatar, on a two-day official visit, a statement from the Presidential Palace said. The president is... read more
KABUL (PAN): Over the past two weeks, only one presidential candidate filed nomination papers with the Independent Election Commission (IEC), an official said on Sunday.The registration process for presidential and provincial council candidates was... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Right and Justice Party on Sunday accused President Hamid Karzai of seeking to curtail the hard-won freedom of media.Last week, the president blamed some media outlets for working against the national interest and ordered the... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): The state-run Bust Enterprises, a ginning factory, said on Wednesday it would purchase 3,000 tonnes of cotton from farmers in the southern province of Helmand this year.The decision was made at a Cabinet meeting, the factory head,... read more
CHAGCHARAN (PAN): Residents of western Ghor province approach local militant commanders for dispute resolution as a result of closure of five district courts.Because of insecurity, courts in Charsadda, Dulina, Pasaband, Saghar and Shahrak districts... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): The Taliban stormed the Pasaband district of western Ghor province for the second consecutive day on Sunday, officials said.Insurgents gain launched a multi-pronged attack on the district centre at around 4am, but faced stiff... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): An armed commander order the execution of a man in front of hundreds of residents in western Ghor province, an official said on Saturday.Nawroz, a resident of Shahrak district, allegedly killed Juma Gul, with whose wife he had... read more
CHAGHCHARAN (PAN): A German tourist and his Afghan companion were killed and two others wounded by unidentified gunmen in western Ghor province on Saturday evening, an official said.The tourist was shot dead at 6pm when he was travelling in a van... read more