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KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghans living in various parts of the country on Tuesday expressed mixed reaction to the new US strategy on Afghanistan. Some people called the new strategy as ‘helpful’ but others believed it was against the country’s interests... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of politicians, religious scholars and civil society activists on Thursday expressed concern over road blockades by the protest tents in capital Kabul, saying the protestors should talk their demands with the government... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Expressing deep love for their homeland, security personnel marked the ‘national soldier day’ on Monday and urged the government to address their problems. The day named “national day of renewing support for security forces”... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Provincial councils in 33 provinces on Tuesday elected their administrative boards for a third year of the current government term. The provincial council elections were conducted simultaneously with the presidential election on... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghans are optimistic about the peace agreement between the government and the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) and hope the deal would lead to sustainable peace in the country. The agreement was signed successfully between the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): People including residents, government officials and civil society activists across the country on Sunday strongly condemned Saturday’s twin bombings that killed and wounded hundreds of people in Kabul during a protest demonstration... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite the flow of billions of dollars in aid over the past 15 years, most government institutions in Afghanistan are still run in a traditional way that creates corruption chances and delays a formal response to public demands... read more
JALALABAD/ASADBAD/KHOST/SHARANA (Pajhwok): Thousands of people on Sunday rallied in eastern Nangarhar, Kunar and southeastern Paktika and Khost provinces in support of President Ashraf Ghani and against a change in the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people, including religious scholars, on Thursday declared their support for the Afghan security and defence forces in different provinces of the country. In southeastern Khost province, Governor Hukam Khan Habibi... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The groundbreaking ceremony of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline in Turkmenistan on Sunday sent a wave of happiness across Afghanistan, with people asking the four partner countries to take effective... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The death toll from Monday’s powerful earthquake rose to 70 with more than 302 sustaining injuries across Afghanistan, information received from various provinces show. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck major cities including... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Amid reports about increasing incidents of violence against women in several parts of Afghanistan, International Women’s Day was celebrated in a number of provinces on Sunday. March 8 marks International Women’s Day, an annual... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan officials accused of human rights violations in a recent report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday rejected the report as baseless and a plot to defame Afghan leaders. The HRW report released Tuesday (March 3) calls... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thousands of cricket fans on Thursday thronged streets in various parts of the country to celebrate Afghanistan’s first victory in the World Cup in New Zealand against Scotland after a nail-biting finish. Samiullah Shenwari... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Many Afghans believe a delay in electoral reforms would further deteriorate the country’s security situation. After forming the unity government, President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) vowed electoral reforms to... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A post commander was among three policemen killed in an overnight roadside bombing in southern Helmand province, where four insurgents had been arrested, officials said on Wednesday.The roadside bomb struck a police vehicle... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The much-awaited unity government deal on Sunday drew mixed reaction from residents of various provinces, with some opposing the move and others pinning hopes on it.The deal, signed between the two presidential candidates in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 100 people died on Saturday when seven million Afghans braced gun, bomb and rocket attacks and voted to elect for five years their new president to succeed President Hamid Karzai, who is office over the past more than a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A large number of residents interviewed in various provinces on Thursday welcomed US President Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan by 2016, but others wanted Afghan forces should continue to be... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): As the final results from the April 5 presidential elections on Thursday forced a runoff between the top two vote-getters, Afghans from various provinces stressed all possible measures for a transparent and peaceful conduct of the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Residents and civil society activists in central Bamyan province on Tuesday lit candles to express solidarity with victims of a massive landslide in northeastern Badakhshan province, as volunteers started fund-raising campaigns in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Reacting to the release of partial returns from last weekends’ presidential vote, hopeful Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Sunday said “the game is not over.”Ahmadzai was shown closely chasing his rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah in... read more
KABUL (PAN): People in Kabul and other provinces say they were pleased with the Independent Election Commission (IEC)’s decision whittling down the number of presidential candidates to 10 from 27 for the April 5 vote.Releasing a preliminary list of... read more
KABUL (PAN): Some Afghans are optimistic presidential candidates will enter alliances to cut short their number for the sake of a successful vote, but others fear the runners may misuse the uncertain situation for their petty political interests.The... read more
KABUL (PAN): A number of Afghans on Wednesday said they believed Pakistan's intelligence agencies were behind a deadly suicide attack that ripped through a crowd of Shiite worshippers at a shrine in Kabul a day earlier.The Ministry of Interior said... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday told participants of the Loya Jirga that Afghanistan's relationship with the US should be one between two sovereign countries, saying he wanted national sovereignty to be protected at all costs.The... read more
KABUL(PAN): Taliban spokesmen firmly rejected rumours circulating about the death of Mullah Omar, the leader of the Afghan Taliban movement. Earlier on Wednesday morning, some media outlets received messages from phone numbers and email addresses... read more