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MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Work on a vital road connecting central Kapisa province with other three provinces could not be resumed in seven years due to non-construction of the Gulbahar Bridge. Importance of the Road: The 21-kilometre road... read more
NEILI (Pajhwok): A satisfactory number of women work in government offices both civil and military in central Daikundi province despite the lack of kindergartens, separate dressing rooms and toilets. Of the total 1,850 government employees in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Tens of Afghan students have been protesting in Lahore, the capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province, over the past three days, demanding recognition of their academic degrees by local authorities. The Afghan Students Union (ASU) in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Several Afghan-US forces joint operations over the past weeks targeted and eliminated top terrorist leaders in Afghanistan, the US forces said on Tuesday. In a statement, the US forces said Afghan Special Security Forces... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan, India and Iran on Sunday discussed implementation of the trilateral agreement on establishment of International Transport and Transit Corridor at Chabahar, Iran. Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development Dr.... read more
BAKU (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday wrapped up his two-day visit to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, where he attended the 7th ministerial conference of the Heart of Asia -- Istanbul Process. Ghani was seen off by Finance... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thirty-one militants have been killed in security operations in different parts of the country during the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday. The operations were conducted in Nangarhar, Kapisa, Ghazni, Khost,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Friday called terrorism a serious threat to international peace and security, not just to Afghanistan, stressing the need for unified global action to eliminate the scourge. Addressing the 7th... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (CAPD) between the European Union and Afghanistan provisionally goes into effect today (Friday).  Signed by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The 7th ministerial conference of the Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process (HoA-IP) began in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, on Friday.  President Ashraf Ghani and his Azeri counterpart are co-chairing the conference featuring... read more
November 29, 2017 (Kabul, Afghanistan) –Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider, signed a partnership agreement with Facebook Inc. to have Facebook servers placed in Roshan’s data centers in the country. This will provide faster... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some members of Mesharano Jirg or the upper house of the parliament on Tuesday strongly condemned Deputy Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqiq’s remarks regarding the acknowledgment of Afghans sent for fighting in Syrian war. They... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): CEO Abdullah Abdullah on Monday slammed recent remarks by some politicians regarding a loya jirga, saying such figures wanted to restore their authority and their attempts would not succeed. Abdullah told a meeting of the Council... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is acquiring a 7.5 percent equity stake in the Afghanistan International Bank (AIB) to help the bank boost its commercial lending. In a statement, the World Bank said IFC envisages aiding... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok) The third ship carrying complimentary wheat from India to Afghanistan docked at Chabahar port in Iran on Saturday, a media report said Sunday. Behrouz Aqaee, Director General of Ports and Maritime Organization in Iran's Sistan and... read more
  The Election & Transparency Watch Organization of Afghanistan (ETWA) examined the recent Presidential order in light of the Electoral Law, the electoral principles and the expectations of civil society and political parties... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): Work on consolidating five canals has been completed at a cost of 28.5 million afghanis by the World Bank in northern Samangan province. Homayoon Habib, head of agriculture, irrigation and livestock, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): High dowry still persisted notorious culture in southeastern Paktia and other provinces of the country that made the lives of young men and women difficult. Zarghoona Hemmat, head of the Afghan Women Network (AWN), said young... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Uzbekistan on Wednesday signed an air services agreement to start direct flights between Kabul and Tashkent, according to a statement by the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA). Capt. Ghulam JelaniWafa,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah has informed the United Nations Secretary General of no change in Pakistan’s policy on terrorist safe havens, a statement said on Tuesday. Abdullah, who met UN chief Antonio Gutter in New... read more
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Three policemen, including a unit commander, have been killed in a clash with insurgents in western Farah province, an official said on Friday. At least nine police personnel were wounded in the gunbattle that erupted in the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Iran has condemned a deadly suicide attack in Kabul, killing at least 19 people and wounding many others. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi, according to Tasnim news agency, denounced the attack claimed by Daesh (... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan must prevent all militants from operating within and across its borders, a senior US military commander says, renewing the Trump administration’s demand for eradication of terror safe havens. Central Command (Centcom)... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): With the death of a TV cameraman on Friday, the toll from the Kabul suicide bombing has increased to 19. Rah-e-Farda TV cameraman Husain Nazari sustained serious wounds in the attack outside a restaurant on Thursday afternoon... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Opium production in Afghanistan has sky-rocketed by 87 percent to a record level of 9,000 tonnes this year, compared with 2016 levels, the United Nations said on Wednesday. UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said: “Increased... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan says its foreign policy has been focused on initiating, strengthening and utilising mechanisms for regional cooperation, paving the ground for projects and programs of common benefit across the region. “We are... read more
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Twenty insurgents, eight security personnel and three civilians have been killed and 21 rebels injured during clashes in the Bala Boluk district and Farah City, the provincial capital of western Farah province, officials said... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok) NATO Secretary General Jeans Stoltenberg on Tuesday announced the alliance plans to send 3000 more troops to Afghanistan to bolster efforts at training the Afghan forces. Speaking in Brussels on the eve of the military’s alliance... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said terrorists could not weaken the determination of media and journalists by attacking them. Four heavily armed men attacked guards of the Shamshad private television channel at about 1:00pm... read more
  KABUL (Pajhwok): The government has asked the Parliament to review its decision of throwing out a presidential decree seeking amendment to the population census law. The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament last Monday... read more
ETWA Report on IEC’s Performance & the Way Forward    For reading the full story, please click here  
The Bamyan Tajiks’&Pashtuns  Movement for Justice, on numerous protesting occasions, has raised the issue of ethnic cleansing in Bamayan and confiscation of Tajik’s land and properties in this city. They do this under the self-designed Red... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thirty-three flights, carrying 20 metric tons of goods, from Afghanistan to India have taken place since the launch of the Afghanistan-India air corridor in June until November 5, the Presidential Palace said on Monday. The... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi called on President Ashraf Ghani on Monday, stressed the expansion of the bilateral relationship. At a meeting, the visiting minister assured Ghani of Jakarta’s full support for the... read more
 November 6, Kabul – Save the Children is urging the Afghan government to properly enforce its corporal punishment ban following reports that a high school student died after facing violence at school. The incident took place in the northern... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): A leader of the Awami National Party (ANP) was killed along with his brother in a car explosion in southwestern Balochistan province on Friday. Abdul Razzak and his brother lost their lives in the explosion in the Shahrag area... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai has denounced America’s counter-terrorism mission in Afghanistan, claiming it has failed to contain terrorism in the country. Speaking at the Institute for Political and International Studies in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan brigades and battalions in southern Helmand province are being advised by small teams of US Marines, an official of the Task Force Southwest says. Col. Matthew Grosz, senior adviser to the Afghan National Army’s 215th Corps... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Despite the rejection of his proposal, the Blackwater founder is still pushing for the privatisation of the war in Afghanistan, a news report says.  Speaking to a UK-based media outlet, Erik Prince suggested he would continue... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah says the government would not use force against politically activities that fall within the ambit of law. The explanation comes after Rahmatullah Nabil, former NDS chief, accused the... read more
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GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Twenty-two policemen and 90 Taliban have been killed as clash in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province came to an end, an official said on Saturday. Four-day back, the Taliban launched an assault on Andar district... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Two militants and a tribal elder have been killed in separate incidents of violence in central Logar province, an official said on Saturday. Police spokesman Shapor Ahmadzai told Pajhwok Afghan News Fazal Rahman a tribal... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 85 people, including six women and three children, have been killed and 64 other injured in an overnight suicide attack on the Imam Zaman Mosque in Kabul, updated information shows. Sakhi Dad Bashardost, a local... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday dismissed Imam Mohammad Warimach, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) secretary. Waraimcah's dismissal came during a meeting of IEC members and international partners supporting... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A visiting government delegation on Thursday said buildings affected by recent terrorist attacks in the capital of southeastern Paktia province would be reconstructed. Headed by Urban Affairs Minister Syed Sadaat Nanderi, the... read more
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces recaptured the Shebkoh district centre from the Taliban on Tuesday, according to local official, residents. Dadullah Qane, secretary of the Provincial Council, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban overran the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Newly-appointed Afghan Consul General Muhammad Moeen Marastial on Monday called on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra at the Governor’s House in Peshawar. A handout from the governor’s house in Peshawar said “the... read more
Afghanistan Institute of Peace welcomes from the re-start of the four-party talks between Afghanistan, Pakistan, United States and China and it is an important step towards the pursuit of regional and trans-regional understanding.   For... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A Taliban member and an alleged car-lifter have been arrested by police in northern Samangan province, an official said on Sunday. The suspected Taliban affiliate, Shafiullah, was detained from a house in Aibak, the provincial... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least two policemen have suffered injuries in a magnetic bomb blast in Deh-Buri neighborhood of capital Kabul, police officials said on Saturday. The blast occurred at around 6pm near a security check-post in the jurisdiction... read more
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Three militants have been killed and two others injured in security forces ambush in the Shebkoh district of western Farah province, an official said on Thursday. Police spokesman Iqbal Bahar told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi has discussed various matters of mutual interest with DLA Piper Global Law firm members during a meeting, a media report said on Wednesday. At the meeting, the two sides conferred on standardization... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The Doctors without Borders or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Wednesday formally launched its services for the first time in southern Kandahar province after a nine-month trial period. MSF officials said it was for the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh has discussed fight against corruption and implementation of national anti-corruption strategy during a meeting with US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sipko... read more
October 8th, 2017 (Kabul, Afghanistan) – Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider, announced today that it is offering free access to Wikipedia to all its customers across Afghanistan in partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation... read more
On the 24th  of August 2017, the Afgan military forces ented a Health Faciliy managed by MRCA in the village of hani kheil, in the province of Paktya.   For reading the full story, please click here  
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The Taliban have started establishing two residential townships in as many districts of northeastern Takhar province and have so far distributed shops to people, officials and residents said on Sunday. The Taliban also confirm... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has received the last batch of Afghan pilgtims returning home from Saudi Arabia at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, his office said on Friday.  Hajj and Religious Affairs Minister Faiz... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Police in central Maidan Wardak province on Friday claimed foiling the smuggling of a rare book believed to have been authored about 2,500 years ago.  Police spokesman Naqibullah Amni told Pajhwok Afghan News the book was... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Relief items worth half a million afghanis have been distributed to war-displaced families in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Friday. Governor Ilyas Wahdat told Pajhwok Afghan News 130 displaced households... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Forty-three insurgents have been killed and 16 others wounded in operations in different parts of the country in the past 24 hours, the government claimed on Friday. The air-and-ground offensives were conducted in Nangarhar, Kapisa... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Trump administration and the US military cannot make Pakistan a scapegoat for their failures in Afghanistan, says the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad. A spokesman for te Foreign Office rejected remarks from US Chairman Joint... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A top US diplomat has urged NATO allies to deploy a 1,000 more troops to Afghanistan to help vanquish the Taliban, Islamic State (Daesh) and Al Qaeda. Kay Bailey Hutchison, US ambassador to NATO, said in Brussels on Thursday the... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Twenty-two people have been killed and more than 30 others injured in a suicide attack on a shrine in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province. The suicide bombing rocked Dargah Pir Rakhel Shah in Fatehpur, a small town in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Afghanistan's infrastructure development and reform priorities. ADB Vice-President Wencai Zhang, at meetings with President Ashraf Ghani and Minister of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday praised the valor and sacrifices of the Afghan forces in defending their country and promised efforts at ensuing security of next year’s elections and making Afghanistan self-reliant. Addressing... read more
European governments have put thousands of Afghans in harm’s way by forcibly returning them to a country where they are at serious risk of torture, kidnapping, death and other human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today in a new report.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Of every three posts created under the Employment Strategy over the last six months, one has been filled. One of every five appointees is a woman, with youth grapping most of the positions amid growing complaints. A report from... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled has declared Wednesday as public holiday in Kabul only on the account of the third Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) here. A statement from the ministry said: “To avoid... read more
Kabul (Pajhwok) Afghan student Mariam Ahmadi has been named as one of the winners in the International World Food Programme (WFP) Children's Design Competition for 2017, a statement from the WFP said on Monday. The winning design portrayed Miriam... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chairman of the High Peace Council Mohammad Karim Khalili on Sunday stressed over peace and stability in the country and said that Afghanistan would not be allowed to become second Syria as efforts for proxy war on Afghan soil were... read more
  FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Some youth in western Farah province launched blood donation drive on the occasion of 10th Muharram-ul-Haram to pay homage to the sacrifices of Imam Hussain (RD) and his companions in Karbala. The drive was... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A high level security huddle has stressed over further investigation to the recent terrorist attacks on Hamid Karzai International Airport and Hussainia Mosque in Kabul, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Sunday. The... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said the unity government determined to hold parliamentary elections next year would never interfere in the electoral bodies’ work. The president said this during a consultative meeting with members of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three people, including two policemen, were killed and 16 others injured in a blast in the Chindawal area of capital Kabul on Thursday evening, an official said. The blast took place at around 6:30pm in the limits of first police... read more
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Nearly a dozen police and one civilian were killed during a clash with Taliban militants in Pusht Koh district of western Farah province on Wednesday, eyewitnesses said. Hamayon, a resident of the district centre, told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Australian businessmen have shown their interest to invest in Afghanistan’s untapped natural resources, a statement from the Presidential Palace said on Thursday. The Australian businessmen met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Hamas Welfare Foundation (HWF) has inked an agreement with Rana Health Studies Institute (RHSI) on providing free of cost higher education to 250 poor students in southeastern Paktia province. Abdul Hadi Hamas, HWF head, told... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani visited the capital of Paktia on Saturday morning to assess the security environment in southeastern provinces. Accompanied by senior commanders, the president visited the headquarters of the Afghan National... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Twenty-one Afghan children with congenital heart diseases have been provided free medical treatment in China, a news report says. According to Xinhua, the Chinese Red Cross Foundation (CRCF) conducted congenital heart disease... read more
  ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Three policemen were killed and two others injured in a roadside blast in the Kashrod district of southwestern Nimroz province on Thursday, a reliable source said. Security official who wished to go unnamed told... read more
 SHANGHAI/CHINA: China has shown interest to work for the economic rehabilitation of Shanghai Organization Cooperation members states, an idea embodied in the of Silk Road revival. SCO has 12 member which are China, Russia, Kazakhstan,... read more
TAKHAR (Pajhwok): Illegal armed men in Taloqan, the capital of northern Takhar province and most of its districts have created problems for people and destabilized the local government, local residents said. Nasir Ahmad, a resident of Chahab... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Pakistan army chief has signalled his country's willingness to support US efforts for peace in Afghanistan. But in the same breath, Gen. Qamar Bajwa urged the global fraternity to address Pakistan’s security concerns and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday met relatives and family members of those killed and injured in a recent airstrike in central Logar province and ordered sending critically injured abroad for treatment if needed. The president... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani during a meeting with Sunni and Shiite scholars has urged them to expose real intention of terrorists in their sermons and promote religious harmony. The president, who met the religious scholars at the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The first day of annual religious festival Eidul Adha was celebrated across Afghanistan on Friday by offering Eid prayers in all provinces, including Kabul, without any untoward incident taking place. Kabul... read more
  KABUL (Pajhwok): Former President Hamid Karzai has condemned foreign forces airstrikes in central Logar province which resulted in the killing of innocent civilians, a statement from the ex-president office said on Thursday.  ... read more
BEIJING (Pajhwok): Twenty-one children from Afghanistan with congenital heart disease have arrived in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region,  to receive free surgical treatment, a media report said on Wednesday. The children, all under... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Security beefed up in capital Kabul while officials assured the dwellers on over all security during Eid-ul-Adha. Kabul Police spokesman Abdul Basir Mujahid told Pajhwok Afghan News new security check-posts had been established... read more
  KABUL (Pajhwok): Three policemen, including police chief of Pashtonkot district of western Farah province, have been killed in a roadside blast, an official said on Thursday. Governor spokesman Nasir Mehri told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Using support from USAID, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today launched the country’s Data Warehouse, a web-based system for storing and sharing public sector health data with stakeholders and policy-makers.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani through a decree has exempted media outlets, except TV channels, from paying tax fines, an official said on Tuesday. The presidential order was read out by Abdul Subhan Rauf, deputy head of the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday welcomed US President Donald Trump’s new “conditions-based” approach to Afghanistan,” saying the alliance remained committed to the war-torn country. “NATO remains fully... read more
Kabul – 21 August 2017: Etisalat Afghanistan, the leading telecom operator in the country, celebrated Independence Day of Afghanistan by raising the country`s flag and holding a ceremony to mark the occasion . The event was attended by dignitaries... read more
Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh, 21th August – Yesterday, the Social Development & Better Future for Afghanistan Organisation (SDBFAO) started another anti-corruption campaign in Balkh: anti-corruption drawings in the form of graffiti art are painted on... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a parliamentarian’s guard in the Bagram district of central Parwan province on Saturday. Mirdad Khan Nijrabi, a Wolesi Jirga member from Kapisa province, told Pajhwok Afghan News three of his... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Abu Dhabi government has given Afghanistan grants and concessionary loans of $26 million for 18 development projects in the war-torn country, a news report said on Saturday. The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) said in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The administration of Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) on Saturday felicitated the nation on the country’s 98th Independence Day. The media outlet hopes the government, with the support of the people, would translate the vision of... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Pakistan army chief has assured US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan and the Afghan security personnel of all possible cooperation for peace in the region. Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Bajwa held out the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thirty officials of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), including Media Manager, Development Manager, Senior Advisor to the Chairman have boycotted the board and demanded chairman resignation, a media report said on Wednesday.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) on Thursday denied seeking third-party mediation in talks with the Iranian government. The oil-rich kingdom spurned news reports regarding Riyadh’s plan to seek third-party mediation with Iran to... read more
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Three employees of the Catholic Relief Service (CRS) were killed and two injured in unidentified gunmen attack in western Ghor province on Monday, an official said. Governor spokesman Abdul Hai Khatebi told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The NATO Senior Civilian Representative (SCR) Ambassador Cornelius Zimmermann has said that education was the recipe to eradicate terrorism, said a statement from the alliance on Sunday. Ambassador Zimmermann expressed the view... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Militants have been using children as fighters in battles with security forces in southeastern Paktia province, a human rights official said on Wednesday. Saifur Rahman Niazai, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday launched the process to re-identify the exact number of polling stations and their locations in Kabul and some provinces. IEC Secretary Imamul Din Warimach told reporters here... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News, in collaboration with the Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC), on Sunday launched its Short Message Service (SMS) to inform subscribers swiftly of events in the country. The system that formally... read more
Kabul, 2 August 2017: The result of a recent study, conducted by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) on Water Reforms and Agricultural Productivity in Afghanistan, reveals widespread disarray in the work of relevant ministries.... read more
  KABUL (Pajhwok): Refugee and Repatriation Minister Syed Hussain Alami Balkhi on Saturday said an honorable and dignified return of Afghan refugees from their host countries was a top priority of the ministry. Balkhi, who met... read more
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Some foreign forces have been stationed in Farah City, the capital of western Farah province to support Afghan security forces in fight against militancy, an official said on Friday. Governor spokesman Nasir Mehri told... read more
Kabul, 27 July 2017: In November 2017, the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) launched a three-pronged research initiative with financial support of the European Union (EU). The research focuses on Natural Resource Management (NRM),... read more
abul, 18 July 2017: Today, the Parliament of Afghanistan ratified the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (CAPD) between the European Union, its Member States and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.   For reading... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted a half-day training workshop on the United Nation Global Marketplace (UNGM) tool use for registration in Kabul, the organization said on Thursday. The Wednesday... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Security Council has slapped sanctions on a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, freezing its assets and subjecting it to an arms embargo. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) was added to the Islamic State and Al-Qaida Sanctions... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than two dozen insurgents have been killed in clashes with the security forces, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) claimed on Friday. At least 26 fighters were killed and 17 others wounded during security incidents in different... read more
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A man and a woman have been killed on the charge of having illicit relationship in the Kohsan district of western Herat province. Jilani Farhad, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News, the couple was gunned down... read more
KABUL  (Pajhwok): NATO's top commander in Afghanistan has denounced recent attacks that took place in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta and tribal region of Parachinar More than 70 people were killed and over 200 others wounded in the... read more
  FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Shafiullah, 11, an orphan boy says he feel immense pressure due to daily work to feed his nine family-member and sometime weep due to the load of work. He lives in a rental house in the fifth police district of... read more
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KABUL (Pajhwok): The Cooperation for Peace and Development (CPD) has implemented community based anti corruption initiative in Kabul to help the Afghan anti corruption drive, a statement from the organisation said on Wednesday. The organisation... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Opium weighing 343 kilograms has been seized by police after half an hour clash with smugglers in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Khalilullah Dastyar, deputy provincial police chief, said... read more
Kabul, 18 June 2017: The European Union values a dynamic, pluralistic and competent civil society - a crucial component of any democratic system - and recognises the importance of constructive relations between states and civil society.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Political experts view last week’s terrorist attacks in Iran as a drama staged by Tehran to increase meddling in other countries’ affairs on the pretext of chasing Daesh and other terrorist networks. Seventeen people were killed... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pakistan Army, expressing serious reservations to ‘the unwarranted accusations and threats’ directed at Pakistan, has asked Kabul administration to look ‘inward.’ A special Corps Commanders' Conference was held at General... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some narrow political elements misused Friday’s protest against a wave of recent attacks to spark violence, resulting in more death and suffering, a top US diplomat said on Saturday. “The enemy seeks to manipulate the people’s... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Veteran Pakhtun nationalist leader Asfandyar Wali Khan has expressed solidarity with President Ashraf Ghani and the Afghan nation in the fight against terrorism. The Awami National Party (ANP) president phoned Ghani and former... read more
(Pajhwok): Chaired by President Ashraf Ghani, an extraordinary meeting on Saturday ordered a comprehensive investigation into firing at protestors in Kabul and punishment for violators of the law. At least seven people were killed and 10 others... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A global rights watchdog on Friday denounced the Afghan security forces’ action against protesters in Kabul, seeking an investigation into the shooting that killed at least seven people. Amnesty International’s South Asia... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Five Taliban militants have been blown up by the explosives they were planting in southern Ghazni province, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday. Only the insurgents planting the bomb in Andar district were killed in the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Iran has expressed complete solidarity with Afghanistan in the ongoing fight against the twin menace of terrorism and extremism, a media report said on Friday. In a message to his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani, President Hassan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): In the wake of a devastating terrorist attack in downtown Kabul, which caused hundreds of casualties, Germany has put on hold deportations to Afghanistan. Deutsche Welle quoted Chancellor Angela Merkel as saying on Thursday it... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Many key health indicators have improved more rapidly in Afghanistan than in most other countries that had started at a similar level of development, the World Bank (WB) says. Unveiling the results of a review of progress... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday ordered the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) and the Kabul Municipality to reconstruct the areas damaged in Wednesday’s deadly attack in the capital. A statement from the Presidential Palace... read more
  FARAH (Pajhwok): Two militants were killed three others injured when a mine they were planting went off in the Anar Dara district of western Farah province on Saturday, an official said. Iqbal Bahar, the governor spokesman told Pajhwok... read more
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Thirteen people were killed and eight others, including two children, wounded in a suicide car bombing in Khost City, the capital of southeastern Khost province on Saturday, The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said. The... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Police seized more than 6,000 kilograms of ammonium nitrate from a truck in eastern Nangarhar province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Monday. A MoI statement received by Pajhwok Afghan News) said in total 6,250 kg of the... read more
  KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) on Monday signed three contracts for construction of a road in capital Kabul and two bridges in central Kapisa and northern Baghlan provinces, an official said. Deputy Public Works... read more
Delhi, India, 17th May 2017 – Today, a three-day parliamentarian natural resource management forum lead by the Afghanistan Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (AEITI) ends in Delhi, India. 13 Members of the Afghan parliament’s Natural... read more
KABUL, 15 May 2017 - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is deeply concerned by the continued increase in conflict-related child deaths in 2017 and urges parties to the conflict to take immediate measures to reduce harm.... read more
Kabul, 13th May 2017 – During the past week, the Afghanistan Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (AEITI) concluded an assessment of the country’s progress in implementing the EITI Standard. EITI is the global standard for transparency and... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Senior officials from Pakistan and Afghanistan on Friday agreed on improving military-to-military coordination and cooperation, the army said. Maj. Gen. Habib Hesari headed the visiting Afghan delegation Maj. Gen. Sahir... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): A bomb attack targeting a parliamentarian’s convoy left 25 people dead and more than 40 others injured in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province on Friday. The convoy of Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, deputy chairman of Senate,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior of the Afghanistan Academy of Sciences was gunned down by unidentified in Kabul on Friday afternoon, the victim’s family said. Saifur Rahman Stanikzai, deputy head of Islamic Science at the academy, was shot dead by... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have exchanged views on an upcoming summit of the alliance on Afghanistan later in the month. At the meeting in Berlin on Thursday, the two leaders... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has reiterated its commitment to supporting efforts for a political settlement of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry told a six-member team of American... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Australian government is weighing America’s request for deploying more troops to Afghanistan, a media report said on Friday. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters Friday: "We have been asked to consider... read more
Kabul, 9th May 2017 – From 8th to 11th of May, the Afghanistan Sustainable Energy Week (ASEW 2017) takes place in Kabul. The campaign aims at raising awareness on “energy efficiency” and “renewable energy”. The Ministry of Energy and Water organises... read more
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a police officer in western Farah province while three insurgents have been killed in southern Zabul, an official said on Tuesday. Police spokesman Iqbal Bahir told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
Kabul, Saturday, May 6, 2017—Today MEC releases three reports.   For reading the full story, please click here  
YOKOHAMA (Pajhwok): The 50th Board of Governors Conference of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) ended on Monday, with a promise to consider five priorities as part of a long-term strategy of the institution. After several meetings, conferences,... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Eleven security personnel, four civilians and scores of the Taliban have been killed and wounded during a clash in the Khwaja Bahauddin district of northern Takhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Faqir... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Eleven security personnel, four civilians and scores of the Taliban have been killed and wounded during a clash in the Khwaja Bahauddin district of northern Takhar province, an official said on Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Faqir... read more
Kabul, 2 May 2017: Today the EU in Afghanistan ends its 2017 Anti-Corruption Communication Campaign which has been running since 12 March. For reading the full story, please click here  
KABUL, 1 May 2017 - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is encouraged by progress on peace in Afghanistan, as most recently signalled by the agreement between the Government of Afghanistan and Hezb-i-Islami Gulbuddin, and the peaceful... read more
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Afghanistan is recruiting its best and brightest students throughout the country to help teach others through a new USAID supported program called “Teach For Afghanistan”.   For reading the full story, please click... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Afghan government, despite the security challenge, has assured the United Nations of full support to resolve the issues of Afghan refugees returning home. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s Assistant... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The process of extending the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to Afghanistan has been set in motion, a news report said on Friday. The move is expected to give China a key role in the global war on terrorism, besides... read more
Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh, 27th April 2017 – Today, the Balkh International Expo opened in Mazar-e Sharif. More than 100 female and male exhibitors from different sectors and provinces participate in the four-day event, where they can promote their... read more
KABUL, 27 April 2017 - The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) urges all parties to the conflict to take immediate and concrete measures to better protect civilians from harm, as the latest data for 2017 released today by UNAMA shows... read more
Kabul, 26. April 2017: Despite a focussed effort to fight corruption in the Afghan Security Forces, there is still a long way to go. Almost weekly there are new reports about fraud or nepotism in the ranks of the Army and the Police... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday accepted resignations of defence minister and army chief after the Balkh carnage at the hands of Taliban, his office said. The decision came at a high-level security meeting chaired President... read more
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): One policeman and six Taliban have been killed in a clash in western Farah province, an official said on Sunday. The clash erupted after militants stormed police check-post on the outskirts of Farah City, the provincial... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A civil society group named “Afghan Sammon Tolana or Afghan Reform Society (ARS), has helped freed a family from debt bondage by paying the 100,000 loan in Kabul. Hailing from Kabul’s Qarabagh district, Ghulam Siddique and his... read more
Feyzabad, Badakhsan, 19th April 2017 – Today, representatives of the Department of Haj and Islamic Affairs discussed with mullahs how to promote good governance in Badakshan province. Mullahs often guide local communities. Hence, they can help local... read more
Kabul, 16 April 2017 Afghanistan has a deep and bleeding wound that is threatening the self-reliance of the Afghan state. That wound is corruption – and the bleeding needs to stop as highlighted by Preside.   For reading the full story,... read more
The assassination of twoofficials of Anti-Corruption Justice Center has gravely  shocked the whole society particularly civil society organizations fighting corruption.    For reading the full story, please click here  
Kabul, 6. April 2017 Today the second theme of the EU in Afghanistan 2017 anti-corruption campaign ends. The week long focus on "Corruption in the judiciary" has sparked many interesting dialogues with all levels of the Afghan society... read more
HERAT, 6 April 2017 – Women’s role in the peace process was the focus of a conference held today in Herat with around 50 women participants from more than a dozen districts from across the western province.   For reading the full story,... read more
HERAT, 6 April 2017 – Women’s role in the peace process was the focus of a conference held today in Herat with around 50 women participants from more than a dozen districts from across the western province.   For reading the full story,... read more
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Amid new indications that the rate of maternal mortality has worsened in the country, officials from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), international health... read more
Feyzabad, Badakhshan, 6th April 2017 – Yesterday, Feyzabad’s Provincial Governor signed the contract for the operation and maintenance of the 103 kilometre long Feyzabad – Kishim Main Road in Badakhshan. The contractor will repair rockslide and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A would-be suicide bomber, who wanted to assassinate the Janikhel district police chief in southeastern Paktika province, was killed by intelligence operatives, the spy service said on Tuesday. A statement from the National... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Trump administration on Friday affirmed its commitment to the development of Afghan security forces’ capacity to contribute to regional stability and ward off terrorist threats. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, speaking to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO foreign ministers on Friday discussed ways of stepping up efforts to project stability and fight terrorism in Afghanistan. “We have made significant contributions for many years - from Afghanistan to the Balkans. But NATO... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): In a sensational finish, Afghanistan clinched a two-wicket triumph over India Under-23 in the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Teams Cup, a board spokesman said. As a result of the impressive at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A victim of forced marriage, after eight years of suffering at the hands of her spouse, has been forced into fleeing her home and seeking refuge in a safe home. In some parts of Afghanistan, parents marry off their daughters to... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Ten Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel and local uprising group members have been wounded in a traffic accident in the Sayyad district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Monday. District Chief Tajuddin told... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): A religious scholar along with his students from northern Takhar province has joined the Taliban, a reliable security source said on Sunday. Maulvi Kabir and his seven students aligned with the Taliban in the Dasht-i-Archi... read more
Kabul, 26 March 2017: Afghan's sees the judiciary as the most corrupt part of public administration in Afghanistan. Therefore the EU in Afghanistan again puts corruption in the judiciary on the agenda of its annual anti-corruption... read more
TAUQAN (Pajhwok): A Pakistani firm has decamped with an amount of $1.6 million meant for the construction of a 200-bed hospital in northern Takhar province, Pajhwok Afghan News has reliably learnt. The company had inked a contract for the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok) More than 400,000 children in Afghanistan – over 1,100 per day – may drop out of school this year due to growing instability and a spike in forced returns from Pakistan, an analytical study by the Save the Children warned on Thursday... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The military hospital is primed to emerge from a recent tragic attack as ‘a state-of-the-art facility’ for patient care, a report by NATO’s resolute support (RS) mission said on Wednesday. The report said Afghan military... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations has welcomed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s decision on the immediate reopening of the border with Afghanistan after more than a month of closure. Pakistan unilaterally sealed the main border crossings... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The governor of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has arrived in Mazar-i-Sharif and attend the Nawroz (Afghan New Year) festival. On arrival in the Balkh capital, Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra called on his... read more
(Kabul, 20 March 2017): The humanitarian community in Afghanistan provided more than 3.6 million Afghans life-saving, emergency humanitarian assistance in 2016, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan reaffirms its commitment to continue efforts for lasting peace in Afghanistan, a statement from the Pakistan foreign ministry said on Sunday The commitments were made during senior officials meeting of the Heart of Asia... read more
Kabul, 19 March 2017: Last week the EU anti-corruption campaign focused on illegal mining in Afghanistan.   For reading the full story, please click here  
KABUL (Pajhwok): The newly appointed head for Government Media and Information Center (GMIC) on Saturday said he would convert the institute to one of the main information centers of the government. Former interior ministry spokesman, Seddiq... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has promised support for Afghan government policy of durable peace and stability in the war-torn country, the National Security Council (NSC) said on Saturday. Lavrov reaffirmed the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some Jihadi and government officials on Friday stressed the need for national unity and getting full advantage of late Wahdat-i-Islami party leader thought for further strengthening the national unity. The leaders expressed their... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The government has been lambasted for paying no attention to the protection of women’s rights in rural areas and villages of northern Takhar province. A women’s rights defender in Taloqan, the provincial capital, Aziza Naseri,... read more
Date: 8th March 2017: Subject: AJSC's press release on Celebration of International Women's Day Once silenced voices, today female journalists play an important role in informing the public, holding government officials accountable and... read more
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Afghan security forces have killed intelligence in charge of the Taliban and destroyed the group training centre in the Omani district of southeastern Paktika province, a reliable security source said on Monday. According to the... read more
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in close collaboration with the Afghanistan Ministry of Education (MoE) announced today the official launch of Afghan Children Read (ACR), a five year project in... read more
March 2nd, 2017 (Kabul, Afghanistan) – Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider, announced the winner of the grand prize of 1,000,000 (ONE MILLION) Afghanis for the first round of its highly acclaimed “Roshan Millionaire” promotion... read more
The recent recruitment of the secretary of election commission after prolonging disagreements among the body members  and the government’s meddling in the process contrary to the electoral law has raised serious concerns about the polling... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Leaders from the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) on Wednesday adopted the Islamabad Declaration and the ECO Vision 2025, reiterating their political will and strong commitment to realising the bloc’s aims and objectives.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executiv Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah visited the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital in Kabul and inquired after the health of wounded security personnel. A statement from the CEO office received by Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Two Taliban and Four Daesh rebels have been killed and two security forces, including an Uzbek soldier, were wounded in separate clashes in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday. Police Chief Brg. Gen.... read more
Kabul 26 February 2017 - The Ministry of Public Health, together with UNICEF and WHO, will tomorrow launch the second round of Sub-National Immunization Days (SNIDs) campaign of 2017 in high-risk areas to vaccinate 5.6 million children under age of... read more
KABUL (February 22, 2017) – The Government of Japan has announced a new project to assist the National Unity Government of Afghanistan, through the technical assistance of UN-Habitat, and in collaboration with Independent Directorate of Local... read more
  On 10th anniversary of Paris Commitments leaders renew call to end use of children in conflict KABUL, Afghanistan,21 February 2017 – At least 65,000children have been released from armed forces and armed groups in the past 10 years,... read more
Date: February 20 _ 2017: National Stability Society’s (NSS) Press Release on its Opposition to Decentralization, Increase of Foreign Troops Levels, Weak governance, and Pakistan’s Recent Allegations.   For reading the full story,... read more
Kabul / Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is calling for the safe and unconditional release of two staff members abducted when their convoy was ambushed on 8 February in Jawzjan province, an attack that resulted in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Pakistan on Wednesday signed extension into the stay of Afghan refugees until the end of this year, underlining importance of moving expeditiously to support the needs of the refugees. Representatives from... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Iran’s on Tuesday signaled iys willingness to cooperate with Afghanistan on replacing opium cultivation with other crops in western Farah province. The deputy head of Iran’s Anti-Drug Headquarters told the state-run news agency... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Procurement Commission has approved three contracts worth one a half billion afghanis, the Presidential Palace said on Tuesday. The contracted were given the go-ahead at a meeting of the commission chaired by... read more
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Residents on Tuesday demanded a greater quota for Hajj pilgrims from southeastern Paktika province. The demand came during the Hajj draw for the current year at the department concerned in Sharan, the provincial capital. A... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Moscow has hit back at US and NATO Commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson, who recently accused Russia of supplying arms to the Taliban. Appearing before the US Senate Armed Services Committee this week on the current... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): An Afghan national arrested during a protest in Washington faces charges of assault on a police officer and failure to obey a lawful order, a US newspaper has reported. Bilal A. Askaryar was detained on Friday when a protest was... read more
Afghanistan 1400, a political movement of Afghanistan’s new generation, visualized the record number of civilian casualties in 2016 by coloring the Kabul River in red1 and called for awakening and a renewed focus on ending the war in... read more
For Immediate Release February9, 2017 The U.S. Embassy strongly condemns yesterday’s deadly attack on six staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Jowzjan Province.  Those responsible for this despicable act have a... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): A 20-year-old woman was gang-raped in the Farkhar district of northern Takhar province, an official said on Wednesday. The governor’s spokesman, Sunatullah Timori, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Nasira was disgraced by a man... read more
Employees of the Afghan Supreme Court have again been a target of a despicable attack, which has claimed the lives of at least 20 innocent people and many others injured. Our thoughts are with the families of those who have been killed, and we wish... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Twenty people were confirmed killed and 45 others wounded in a suicide explosion outside the Supreme Court (SC) in capital Kabul late on Tuesday, an official said. Col. Faridon Obaidi, the 101 Asmai police zone crime branch chief... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States has terminated a contract with the firm of Sayed Tayyeb Jawad, Afghanistan’s new ambassador to the UK, citing concern and misuse of government funds. In its audit report, the US State Department said Jawad’s... read more
KABUL, 6 February 2017 – The United Nations called on all warring parties in Afghanistan to take urgent steps to halt the killing and maiming of civilians, as a new UN report issued today recorded the highest ever number of civilian casualties in a... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The Hizbut Tahrir group has increased its activities in northern Takhar province, provoking the youth against the government, the provincial governor alleged on Thursday. Mohammad Yasin Zia in an exclusive interview with... read more
KABUL, 27 January 2017 – The United Nations remains firmly committed to Afghanistan and its people, said Miroslav Jenča, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, following a four-day visit to Afghanistan that concluded Friday... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Security forces confiscated a cache of arms and ammunition in southeastern Paktia province and arrested two persons in connection with the seizure, the governor said on Thursday. Governor Toryalai Weesa told a press conference... read more
Kabul, Afghanistan– Graduation commenced today for USAID’s Afghan Women in Engineering and Architecture Internship program when eight female engineers and architects completedthe program.  The program was established by USAID in 2011.  So... read more
Kabul, Afghanistan, 23/Jan/2016: The New Line Organization (NLO), as the electoral observer, believes that electronic Identity Card (Tazkira) is an appropriate identity recognition option for the afghan citizens and a guaranteed tool of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chambers and Partners, global publisher of legal directories, ranked Kakar Advocates as top ranked law firm in its Asia-Pacific guide 2017, a statement from the law firm said on Sunday. Kakar Advocates is a standout firm provides... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fifty-three insurgents were killed and 30 others injured in different provinces during the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Friday. The militants suffered the casualties during operations in Nangarhar, Kapisa... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has commended Pakistan’s hospitality in hosting millions of Afghan refugees for decades. Guterres conveyed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif his appreciation of Pakistan's... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has asked a top Pakistani cleric to help convince the Taliban into resuming peace parleys with his administration. Ghani made the request in a telephone call to Maulana Samiul Haq, chief of his own... read more
Kabul, 19 January 2017: Yesterday, the 6-months report from the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) was publicised highlighting that 2016 was the bloodiest year ever for journalists and media in Afghanistan.   For reading the... read more
Kabul, 17 January 2017: Today the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations together with the Permanent Missions of Canada, the United States and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, will co-host a forum on combating anti... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The American University of Afghanistan on Saturday urged the Taliban to release immediately and safely two its professors who were kidnapped some months back. Earlier this week, the insurgents released Kevin King and Tim Weeks,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Moscow has asked the warring parties in Afghanistan, primarily the Taliban movement, to renounce violence and take urgent action to launch intra-Afghan dialogue. The Russian foreign ministry spokesperson told a media briefing in... read more
  Press release on the Taliban video of Kevin King and Tim Weeks our two kidnapped professors "All of us at the American University of Afghanistan --students, staff, trustees and fellow faculty -- are saddened and pained by what we have... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said the aim of their presence in Afghanistan was to prevent the country from once again becoming a safe haven for international terrorists. Welcoming New Zealand Prime Minister Bill... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) on Tuesday signed a contract for 12 development projects worth 667 million afghanis with the private sector. The contract for the common welfare schemes was signed... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Seven people, including four journalists, were wounded in a traffic accident in northern Takhar province, an official said on Saturday. Police spokesman Maj. Khalil Asir told Pajhwok Afghan News a number of journalists were... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Over a hundred women from the Qush Tepa district of northern Jawzjan province have taken up arms against Daesh militants, asking the government to help them eliminate the terrorist network. The armed women belong to the... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Two people were killed in a Rakshaw and bus collision in the Farkhar district of northern Takhar province on Thursday, an official said. Traffic Director Hazrat Gul Farkhari told Pajhwok Afghan News the accident took place at... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): State-sponsored terrorism allegations are increasingly levelled against Pakistan by the global community and neighbours, the Pakhtun nationalist Awami National Party (ANP said on Thursday. In a statement issued by the party, ANP... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The NATO Air Command and the Afghan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) have launched joint efforts to monitor conditions at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, the US Central Command said on Tuesday. In a statement, the... read more
Tuesday, 03 January 2017: Since one and a half decade, corruption is considered as the biggest crisis for the government of Afghanistan that has challenged peace, health, economic and social growth. Due to the lack of strong political will of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Procurement Commission (NPC) has approved 20 contracts worth 12.5 million afghanis, the Presidential Palace said on Sunday. A statement from the Presidential Palace to Pajhwok Afghan News said the contracts were... read more
(Pajhwok): Peace in Afghanistan is central to stability in the South Asian region, Pakistan’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Naseer Khan Janjua said on Friday. At a meeting with British High Commissioner Thomas Drew in Islamabad, the NSA said... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Five Afghan teenagers were convicted on Friday of raping a minor by a Swedish court, which declined the prosecution's request for deportation of the accused after serving their sentences. The district court in Uppsala, north of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Scores of militants have been killed and wounded in counterinsurgency operations across the country, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday. At least 38 fighters were killed and 26 others wounded in offensives over the past 24... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has directed the Ministries of Defence and Interior to ensure respect for security reforms in clearing operations and streamlining the police force. Ghani issued the directives at separate meetings with... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pakistani military considers questioning the tribes people, who fled to Afghanistan following a military operation in tribal areas, on Taliban links, a media report said on Monday. Kamran Afridi, political agent of Khyber... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An initial site survey, involving top central and provincial officials, has been conducted for the Nangarhar civil airport, the governor’s office said on Friday. Experts, Governor Gulab Mangal, Wolesi Jirga Budget Commission... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Eighteen militants have been killed and 16 more wounded during security operations in different provinces, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Friday. The insurgent casualties happened during offensives in Nangarhar, Nuristan,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has underlined the need for equal acquisition of technical and professional education by men and women, his office said on Friday. Speaking at a workshop here on Thursday, the president called for creating... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN special representative for Afghanistan has once again called upon the Taliban to commit to direct talks with the Kabul administration without preconditions. “The Taliban leadership must reconsider the notion that their... read more
On 16 December 2016, UNDP’s EU-BOMNAF project of delivered and handed over All five Terrain Vehicle (ATV) quad bikes to the Afghan Border Police Battalion at Chashmai Tut, Khohon district in Northern Afghanistan. The donation is part of... read more
Kabul, 20th December 2016 – Yesterday, the National Center for Policy Research (NCPR) will launch the newly translated autobiography of Abdul Ghaffar Khan into Dari and Pashto at Kabul University. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme Civil... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 12 people have been killed and scores others wounded when a lorry rammed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin, the capital of Germany, a media report said on Tuesday. The incident which police termed it a suspected... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Father and another relative of a man who forcibly married two sisters have been arrested but he himself remains at large, officials in eastern Nangarhar province said on Thursday. Family of the victim girls has accused 15 people... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior Ministry of Education (MoE) official on Thursday said quality of education at state-run schools needed to be improved. Sayed Asad Mohaqiqi, curriculum development and teachers’ training centers in-charge at MoE, told... read more
Over 400 civil society, media and government representatives from all 34 provinces of Afghanistan gathered in Kabul December 14-15for the Framework for Cooperation Conference 2016. The two-day conference, facilitated by the U.S. Agency for... read more
  Kabul, 13 December 2016 : The EU and its Member States present in Kabul, Australia, Canada and Norway call for a fair and transparent official investigation as regards reports of gross human rights’ violations and abuses ... read more
On 10 December the British Embassy in Kabul marked International Human Rights Day. The UN International Human Rights Day celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in 1948. For reading the... read more
KABUL, 10 December 2016 - Marking International Human Rights Day, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) spotlighted the crucial work of Afghan human rights defenders and joined the call for all citizens to stand up to protect the rights... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fifteen Taliban fighters have been killed during fresh security operations in different provinces of the country, the Ministry of Defence announced on Friday. At least 23 militants were wounded in the operations conducted in the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): US Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Friday arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit to meet President Ashraf Ghani and military commanders on the situation in Afghanistan. “Carter, who flew to Kabul from New Delhi, will... read more
ABUL(Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday announced approval of a $415 million grant to boost Afghanistan’s energy supply and strengthen its cross-border trade in energy.  The assistance comprises $188.23 million from the... read more
SAR-I-PUL/SHEBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least three Taliban have been killed, two women and seven others insurgents wounded in separately incidents of violence in northern Sar-i-Pul and Jwzjan provinces, officials said on Tuesday. Mohammad Reza... read more
December 04, 2016 Administrative Office of the President hosted a coordinating meeting seated by representatives of the government institutions. The meeting was held to pursue implementation of the president’s order on simultaneous completion... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said that sometimes the number of violent incidents against women in Afghanistan were exaggerated. Talking to a cabinet meeting on Monday, Abdullah said that the Afghan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said the government would decide about the fate of unseated ministers following an opinion from the Supreme Court (SC). Umaid Misam, deputy spokesman for CEO Dr. Abdullah... read more
Kunduz, Kunduz, 5thDecember 2016 – 90 schools in seven districts of Kunduz have received 1,000 new chalk boards for their classrooms. The boards have been distributed during the last two weeks and are now available to over 135,000 students and their... read more
KABUL, 4 December 2016 – A new United Nations report released today indicates positive trends in Afghanistan’s juvenile   detention and rehabilitation facilities while also outlining a critical need to improve in-detention education and post-... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajwhok): Some residents of northern Sar-i-Pul province have been concerned over the growing presence of Taliban and Daesh fighters on the outskirts of Sar-i-Pul City, the provincial capital and expected heavy fighting in days ahead... read more
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday attended a funeral ceremony here for a senior Afghan National Army (ANA) commander and a pilot of a helicopter that crashed in western Ghor province two days back. Lt. Col. Mohiuddin Ghori... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than half a million Afghans have been internally displaced by conflict so far in 2016, the highest number on record, a United Nations agency said on Wednesday. As of Wednesday (November 30), 515,815 internally displaced... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan may seek additional military assistance from India in battling a relentless Taliban insurgency, a New Delhi-based newspaper reported on Wednesday. President Ashraf Ghani is expected to present Prime Minister Narendra... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Residents of the Balkhab district of northern Sar-i-Pul province complain about the blockade of roads by snowfalland a subsequent hike in essential items’ prices. The residents can use only two roads, Masjid Sabz and Qum... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Funded by the European Union, a three-year trade assistance initiative seeking to speed up Afghanistan’s integration in international commerce was unveiled in Kabul on Tuesday. The initiative, Afghanistan: trade for economic... read more
Kabul, 29 November 2016: ITC, European Union and Government of Afghanistan seek to strengthen Afghan trade capacities.   For reading the full story, please click here  
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Monday claimed arresting two would-be suicide bombers of Islamic State (IS) group in Kabul. A statement from NDS said the men were detained by intelligence agents in the 5th police... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Seven Islamic State (IS) or Daesh rebels were killed and three others wounded in a US drone strikes in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, an official said. Attuallah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Eng. Ahmad, a tribal elder and the Afghanistan Working Group member, has been kidnapped by gunmen affiliated to 1st vice-president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, local officials and the elder’s family alleged on Saturday. Gen.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held a one-on-one meeting on the sidelines of Global Sustainable Transport Conference in the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat, on Saturday, a media report said... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Roads connecting Balkhab and Sancharak districts with the provincial capital of northern Sar-i-Pul province have been blocked by heavy snowing, sending essential items prices soaring, an official said Thursday. Mohammad... read more
The Selection Committee -- SC, which had received support of a secretariat from inside the presidential office, has assessed 720 applications within a month time and then introduced list of individuals to the president, which included 21 persons for... read more
KABUL CITY (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has suspended another two officials --- local controller chief and detective chief – of the sixth police district of Kabul following Monday’s suicide attack on a mosque. The MoI a day earlier... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has announced its soldiers are training a new batch of about 330 Afghan cadets, including women, in key leadership and tactical warfare skills. At least 30 women are part of the batch that... read more
Afghan Economy in the Decade of Transformation (2015-2024) Afghanistan’s Journey to Economic Self-Reliance: Assessments & Recommendations By ORGANIZATION FOR POLICY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (DROPS) On 21st November 2016,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union, its member states in Kabul and Norway on Wednesday hailed the appointment of the new members to the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC). The appointments... read more
Kabul, 23 November 2016: The EU, its Member States in Kabul and Norway welcome the appointment of the new members to the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and to the Electoral Complaint Commission (ECC). For reading the full story,... read more
KABUL, 22 November 2016 – The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes today’s appointments to electoral commissions.   For reading the full story, please click here    
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Security forces shot dead a would-be suicide bomber who planned an attack on the governor of northern Sar-i-Pul province on Monday. Governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat told Pajhwok Afghan News he was travelling in his car,... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Senior official of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) was wounded in a magnetic bomb explosion in northern Takhar province on Monday, an official said. Governor Spokesman Sunnatullah Taimur told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Seven Daesh or Islamic State (IS) Militants and a prayer leader have been killed and two IS rebels arrested in different incidents in eastern Nangarhar province, an official and a statement said on Saturday. Seven Daesh... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some political experts believe the intensifying rivalry between the United States of America (USA) and the Russian Federation could push the war-torn country into a new political turmoil.   They suggest the Afghan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): US legislators from the state of Connecticut has said The Pentagon notified the Congress that it planned to halt buying Russian Mi17 helicopters for Afghanistan and would start buying American helicopters, a media report said on... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Following a botched missile strike on Makkah, the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) has recommended the creation of a working group to check militant attacks. According to the Saudi Press Agency, the recommended came at a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some political experts believe the intensifying rivalry between the United States of America (USA) and the Russian Federation could push the war-torn country into a new political turmoil. They suggest the Afghan government... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga would not endorse the budget if new ministers replacing the sacked cabinet members are not nominated by the government, the first deputy speaker warned on Friday. At a news conference here, Zahir Qadeer took... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kabul-New Delhi relationship has been on the upswing, Afghanistan’s ambassador to India was quoted as saying on Friday. Speaking at the 10th anniversary of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship to Afghan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Over 12,500 Afghan refugees will be deported from Germany, which believes the security environment in the Central Asian is safe enough for their repatriation, a news report said on Thursday. A German Interior Ministry document,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The national unity government has assured political and jihadi figures it is not interfering unduly in affairs of state institutions, particularly the electoral bodies and the selection committee. The assurance was held out at a... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): At least nine Taliban militants, two public order policemen and an ANA soldier have been killed and 18 others including militants wounded during a clash in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Tuesday.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry has denounced as abhorrent and cowardly a recent attack on America’s largest military base in Afghanistan. The US mission in Afghanistan would not be deterred by Saturday’s suicide attack that... read more
Kabul, 13 November 2016: On 12 November, the Anti-Corruption Justice Centre (ACJC) held its first two trials. The trials were open to the public, and were also attended and monitored by representatives from civil society, media, and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A conference on the Afghan peace process will be held in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad by a noted international organisation, a reliable source said on Sunday. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning Pughwash Conference on Science and World... read more
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): A radio journalist in western Ghor province on Sunday accused three policemen of beating and harassing him. Janat Mir Rafiq told Pajhwok Afghan News the police personnel forced their way into the radio station and started... read more
ISLAMABAD, Nov 11 (APP): Pakistan and Iran have strongly condemned Friday’s suicide attack on the German Consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif that led to the loss of several lives and left more than 115 people wounded. “Pakistan conveys its deepest... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): A huge market for women sellers and buyers has been built in capital of northeastern Takhar province. This market has many shops, but only six women have opened shops there so far. Madar Jan Rostaye is the first woman to have... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Republican contender for the US presidential election Donald Trump was poised for a possible surprising victory in a tight race to the white house on Wednesday after he emerged victorious in the battleground states, according to a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Opinion polls showed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been criss-crossing America in a final push for votes before election day, according to a media report. On Sunday, the Clinton campaign was boosted by an unexpected... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Worried at security personnel’s defection to the Taliban, the governor of central Uruzgan province has urged Australian forces to return to the province. Tirinkot, the provincial capital where Australian soldiers and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Heroin worth Rs 20 million has been recovered from an Afghan citizen at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, Indian media reported on Monday. Identified as Ghulam Rabbani, the man who had swallowed 57 capsules... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Dozens of civilians have been killed and wounded in overnight airstrikes in different parts of the capital of northern Kunduz province, residents claimed on Thursday. Two US soldiers were killed and as many wounded in the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) on Wednesday called for an end to impunity for crimes against journalists, after nearly a dozen reporters were killed this year. The views were expressed at an event organized by the... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Taliban have captured several villages abandoned by local police in the Sayad district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, well-placed sources said on Wednesday. The governor, provincial police chief and intelligence head rushed... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok):  Fifty rebels, including a notorious commander of the Haqqani Network and a Taliban’s shadow governor, have been killed during a ground and air operation in southeastern Paktika province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on... read more
Kabul, 2 November 2016: On the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on 2 November the European Union (EU) expressed its deep concerns over the unprecedented rise in the level of violence against... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor says Afghan refugees, who often complain of being harassed by local security forces, are Pakistan’s guests and the government is trying to ensure their repatriation with dignity. Iqbal Zafar... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan military lost 5,523 service members during the fighting season from January 1 through August 19 this year, a report released on Sunday said. Another 9,665 Afghan National Army soldiers were wounded during the period,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A Peshawar court will start hearing the case of Sharbat Gula’s arrest on Tuesday (Nov. 1), the Afghan ambassador said on Friday, when a legal team met relevant officials in Pakhtunkhwa province. Dr. Omar Zakhilwal hoped the woman... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai on Friday asked Pakistan to immediately release Nat Geo's fabled girl Sharbat Gula -- now an ailing woman. FIA agents arrested the green-eyed Gula during a raid on a house in the northwestern city of... read more
Foreign militants among 8 killed in Kunar airstrikes KABUL (Pajhwok): Eight insurgents, including foreigners, have been killed in US air strikes in a remote area of eastern Kunar province, officials say. Four foreign insurgents were killed in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko has promised support for anti-corruption measures of the Ashraf Ghani administration. The American federal watchdog would cooperate with the Afghan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pakistan government has directed the National Highway Authority (NHA) to begin the process for hiring consultants to conduct a feasibility study for the proposed Peshawar-Kabul Motorway, a Rs80 billion project. A Pakistani... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 50 militants were killed in an ongoing operation in southern Helmand province, the governor's office claimed on Thursday. Fifty-three fighters were killed and several others were wounded during the ongoing offensive... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Wednesday condemned the killing of 26 civilians by a group of armed men in western Ghor province. The assailants deliberately shot and killed the male civilians in Ghalmin area... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The empowerment and protection of women are essential to strategies countering violent extremism, senior UN officials said on Wednesday after meeting with Afghan civil society representatives in Kabul. The meeting marked 2016 ‘... read more
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A large number of Afghan-American communities living across the United States have declared their support for Hillary Clinton as the next US President, a media report said on Wednesday. The Afghan communities have launched a... read more
KABUL, 26 October 2016 – The empowerment and protection of women are essential to strategies countering violent extremism, said senior UN officials today after meeting with Afghan civil society representatives in Kabul. For reading the full story... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): More than 30 militants were killed as security forces thwarted a Taliban offensive to capture the Faizabad district of northern Jawzjan province, a local official claimed on Monday. Reza Ghafoori, the governor’s spokesman,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The demand for water to support agricultural development in Afghanistan, a country affected by decades of conflict, deteriorating infrastructure and drought, frequently sparks high-stakes disputes, the United Nations said on Sunday... read more
KABUL, 23 October 2016 - The demand for water to support agricultural development in Afghanistan, which has been badly affected by conflict, deteriorating infrastructure and drought, often results in high-stakes water-right disputes, according to a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): American troops and their allies have been lambasted for underestimating the strategic costs to their missions resulting from civilian casualties in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, the Open Society Foundations said, the US and its... read more
DHAKA (Pajhwok): The two-day 7thAsia Media Conference was held in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, with participants underlining the need for greater cooperation among media and humanitarian organizations during events of natural disasters and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s urban population will double that by 2030, with the urbanisation process presenting an enormous opportunity alongside the responsibility to prepare cities to meet aspirations of residents, a cabinet minister says... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Human Rights Watch on Friday voiced grave concern over the increasing number of children killed and injured in Afghanistan’s long-running armed conflict. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) documented... read more
Washington, D.C., June 6, 2016 – U.S. forces and their partners have underestimated the strategic costs to their missions when they kill or harm civilians, warns a new report by U.S. Army combat veteran Christopher Kolenda and the Open Society... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): An Afghan boy, one of the first child migrants reaching Britain from Calais jungle in France, has met his brother after more than a decade, a TV channel reported. Aimal Khan, 14, was reunited with his older brother Asif, who... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Some 100 business representatives and local government officials attended an exhibition aimed at facilitating sales of Afghan products and acquaint manufacturing companies with products and services available in the capital... read more
18 October 2016, KABUL - The fundamental human rights of all Afghans must be respected, including the rights of religious and ethnic communities, said UNAMA in a Human Rights special report released today on the 23 July 2016 attack in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): An advisor to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) was among three people injured in a magnetic bomb blast in the Proja-i-Taimani neighbourhood of Kabul on Tuesday, an official said. The official, who wished not to be named,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The deputy head of Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers has assured Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah of support for the peace process and resolving the issue of Afghan workers’ passports. A statement from Abdullah’s... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban have formalised their relationship with Iran by appointing a representative to the Islamic Republic, according to a media report on Monday. The Express Tribune reported that Maulvi Nek Muhammad, who was education... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Four members of a militant group Jundullah have been arrested in Dashti-Qala district of northern Takhar province, the spy service said on Sunday. A statement from the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said the four men were... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s Ambassador to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali, hailing the Kabul-Delhi ties as unique and deep, on Friday said his country would soon open a consulate in the southern city of Hyderabad. “We are going to open a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Thursday urged religious scholars and public representatives to work for cohesion in society and increase public awareness regarding the nefarious designs of the enemy to spread chaos and... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): A public representative’s vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the southern province of Zabul, injuring two of his guards on Thursday, an official said. The governor’s spokesman, Gul Islam Siyal, told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Islamic State (IS), also known by its Arabic acronym of Daesh, has claimed responsibility for the Shiite shrine attack in Kabul that left 18 people dead. Khorasan Province, the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Wednesday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks on Cart-i-Sakhi shrine and Charyar Mosque in Kabul as brutal acts that resulted in the loss of precious human lives and injuries to scores of innocent people. “We... read more
FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Local education officials say more than 80 percent of schools in western Ghor province are without buildings and students continue their studies in the open. Education Director Sebghatullah Akbari expressed concern... read more
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Local officials on Monday claimed dozens of Taliban militants have been killed in airstrikes in western Farah province, while a public representative said three civilians were also among the dead. Deputy police chief, Col.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Times Daily on Monday announced the newspaper’s editor-in-chief was badly beaten and his car and belongings stolen by a number of unknown gunmen in the capital Kabul Unidentified armed men, driving a Hilux pick-up... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A dreaded Pakistani terrorist linked to the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore was killed in a joint operation by Afghan and US Special Forces in Afghanistan, a media report said on Sunday. Qari Ajmal, a leader... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Cargo traffic across the Pak-Afghan border has resumed after three days of suspension as transporters from both countries called off their strike against the imposition of ‘land tax’ by the Afghan government. Hundreds of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A new polio case has been confirmed in southeastern Paktika province, taking the number of cases detected across the country during the current year to eight, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Monday. Announcing... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): At least six people were killed and 17 others injured on Friday when two back-to-backs explosions ripped through a passenger train in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province. The coordinated blasts targeting railway... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Russian has welcome Pakistan’s proposal to join the Central Asia-South Asia (CASA) 1,000-megawatt power project, signaling its interest in becoming part of the transnational energy plan. The interconnection offers an... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thirty of the Afghan military trainees, deserting their training in the United States, have determined their status, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday. Peter Cook told a news briefing of the more than 40 cadets, who have been... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pentagon says the situation in northern Kunduz province is a challenge for the Ashraf Ghani administration and Afghan security forces. “What you're seeing in Kunduz is, yes, a challenge to the Afghan security forces posed by... read more
  296 KABUL (Pajhwok): Islamabad has reiterated its earnest desire for long-term peace in Afghanistan, saying the neighbour’s stability is important for progress in Pakistan. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Dozens of Afghan security personnel coming to the United States for military training have gone missing since the start of 2015,a Pentagon official was quoted as saying on Thursday. Speaking to Reuters, Defense Department... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Participants of the just-concluded Brussels Conference have promised continued international support for Afghanistan’s political and economic stability, the European Union said on Thursday. A self-reliant, prosperous and peaceful... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Peace is essential for development, a process stymied by terrorism and violence in Afghanistan, India said, pledging the country ample access to Indian markets. Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said at an event... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): A senior Pakistani politician has alleged some elements are out to disturb relations between Kabul and Islamabad, calling for joint efforts to counter such inimical moves. Qaumi Watan Party chairman Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao... read more
The European Union has a long-term partnership with Afghanistan. Since 2002, the European Union has provided €3.66 billion in development and humanitarian aid, making it the fourth largest donor in support of the Afghan people.  ... read more
Date: 2 October 2016  UK Pledges £750m in Long-Term Development Assistance to build a stable, secure and prosperous Afghanistan The UK has today pledged £750 million in new assistance to Afghanistan over the next four years, to provide... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Election and Transparency Watch Organization of Afghanistan (ETWA) on Sunday said commencing work by the new selection committee after months of unjustified delay was a positive step toward electoral reforms. In a statement,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Representatives from Afghanistan, Tajikistan and European Union recently met in Dushanbe on a EU-funded project worth 5 million euros. The September 26-27 meeting was co-organized by the implementer ISTC, the EU Chemical... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan has eased visa restrictions for Afghan truckers, allowing them entry after two rounds of negotiations between officials from the two countries in the Torkham border town. Afghan drivers without valid travel documents... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three more Afghan soldiers training in the US state of Georgiahave disappeared, taking the number of missing trainees to seven According to a US news channel, the missing trio from Georgia had come to Fort Benning and Fort Gordon... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Wednesday claiming preventing 11 American power generators from being smuggled to Pakistan. A statement from the NDS said mafia and smuggling groups directed by regional intelligence... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A vehicle-borne suicide attacker has been shot dead by police before he could reach his target in the capital Kabul, the Ministry of Interior said on Monday. A statement from MoI said the suicide bomber in an explosives-laden... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): A militant has raped a girl he kidnapped in the Darqad district of northern Takhar province, the victim’s father alleged on Friday. But local security officials said the 18-year-old girl -- Parweena -- ran away from her home... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Japan on Friday announced appointing a new ambassador to Afghanistan, saying he would take up his assignment next week. Mitsuji Suzuka, counselor at the Embassy of Japan in Kabul, has been elevated as ambassador, the government... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Five hundred Afghan families voluntarily returned to their homeland from different parts of Peshawar via Torkham border, officials said on Friday. Accompanied by UNHCR officials and Afghan refugees Shura members, a convoy of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Wednesday claimed arresting a suspected suicide bomber in southeastern Khost province. A statement from the spy service identified the would-be bomber as Ijazul Haq and the planner as... read more
  TALUQAN (Pajhwok): Most schools in Darqad district of northern Takhar province are without buildings and approximately 8,000 children in these schools attend classes under the open skies. Darqad is Afghanistan’s only district surrounded... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Awami National Party (ANP), a leading Pakhtun nationalist political entity, has called for an immediate end to the harassment of Afghan refugees in different parts of Pakistan. At a meeting of its Central General Council,... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of northern Sar-I-Pul province complained of misbehavior by Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel, accusing the force of restricting people movement in Balkhab district. Mohammad Hussain, a resident of Tarkhuj... read more
KABUL CITY (Pajhwok): At least five Pakistani Al-Qaeda rebels have been killed during an operation in Southern Zabul province, a statement from National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Monday. According to the statement received by Pajhwok... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): An Afghan citizen has been shot dead in Pakistan restive southwestern province of Balochistan, police said. Two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle opened indiscriminate fire on Agha Shireen, who critically injured in the... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf on Sunday stoutly defended his decision to join the US invasion of Afghanistan. In an interview with a Pakistani TV channel, the retired general said: "The entire world... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Half a dozen members of the Haqqani network have been arrested in southeastern Paktia province, the spy service said on Saturday. In a statement, the provincial National Directorate of Security or NDS office said the six men... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif left for New York on Saturday to participate in the upcoming session of the UN General Assembly. Sharif would drum up international support for the repatriation of Afghan refugees to their homeland... read more
  KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister on Wednesday condemned the sponsorship of terror in the region and vowed to further deepen bilateral cooperation, a media report said. According to the Indian express New... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Canalisation department officials in eastern Nangarhar province claimed recovery of 1,156 acres grabbed land the belonged to the department since presidential strong orders against land grabbing in the province. Fifty Two... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Despite having ownership documents, residents of eastern Nangarhar province are yet to get plots in the Qasimabad housing scheme in Behsud district. Buyers claimed making payments a year ago, but the authorities concerned... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Afghan traders are allowed to transport their products to India through the Wagah border, Pakistan says, brushing off President Ashraf Ghani’s criticism. A day earlier, Ghani warned of blocking Pakistan’s land access to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) on Saturday condemned Iran’s for showing some caged Afghan with drugs. “We sadly received a report saying Iranian police confined a number of Afghans to a cage with drugs and... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A civilian has killed and another wounded in as result of the bomb explosion in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast took... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday won a strong assurance of cooperation on different issues from his Vice-President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum Dostum held out the cooperation promise during a meeting with Ghani at the Presidential... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Vice-President Sarwar Danish on Thursday hailed martyrs as campaigners for national unity, saying they should not be dragged into regional, linguistic or tribal controversies.  Addressing a Martyrs Week ceremony in Kabul, he... read more
Kabul, September 7,2016 - Today, MEC has released it's special report on the vulnerabilities to corruption in the importation and supply of fuel and liquid Gas.   For reading the full story, please click here  
KABUL 7 September 2016 – Health and livestock authorities are concerned about the spread of a serious tick-borne viral disease called the Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in Afghanistan. The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), the Ministry of... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): RejectingTurkmenistan’s suggestion to build a separate transmission line, Pakistanhas asked the former Soviet republic to join the Central Asia-South Asia (CASA) 1,000-megawatt power project. The interconnection offers an... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Safi Airways on Tuesday announced its flights would not be suspended, saying its tax dispute with Afghan Civil Aviation Authority (ACCA) had been resolved. Earlier in the week, the Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan decided... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The government of Japan, a major contributor to Afghanistan’s reconstruction, on Monday pledged $538,000 for a new demining project in the Sarobi district of Kabul. Ambassdor Hiroshi Takahashi signed the grant contract with... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Armed insurgency and terrorism is causing immense suffering and posing a danger to the region, the British international development minister has said. London remained determined to help the Afghan peopleand contribute to the... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Eleven Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, including their commander, have surrendered to the Taliban in the Sozma Qala district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Sunday.  Governor Mohammad Zahir... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Several Pakistani political parties have asked the federal government to take its cue from Iran and allow Afghans refugees to stay in the country for another five years. The call came at a meeting called by Jamiat Ulema-i-... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok):  About 240,000 Afghan refugees would be repatriated to their homeland every month after Eidul Azha, a senior official said on Friday. Chief Commissioner for Afghan Refugees Dr. Imran Zaib told The Express Tribune:  “... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Habibullah Kalakani, known as Afghanistan’s bandit king, has been reburied in Kabul after an attack on the people carrying his coffin. At least three people were injured and security official killed. Kalakani, a notorious bandit... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Seventeen people, including four suicide bombers, were killed and more than 50 others wounded in two separate terrorist attacks in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province on Friday. Four suicide bombers and a... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s rightwing political party Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) has warned forced repatriation of Afghan refugees will create problems between the neighbours.   Senator Sirajul Haq, head of the influential party, on Thursday... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Despite bilateral tensions with the landlocked neighbour, Pakistan has evinced a keen interest in boosting trade and commerce links with Afghanistan. Pakistan had initiated a track-II trade relationship with Afghanistan,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two would-be suicide bombers have been detained in Jalalabad, the capital of southeastern Nangarhar province, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Thursday. The teenage detainees -- Shakirullah and Sajjad -- hail... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 20 individuals having links to Taliban’s Quetta Shurahave been detained in southern Kandahar province, the spy service claimed on Wednesday. The detainees were involved in multiple incidents of violence in different... read more
Throughout the history, enemies of Afghanistan, with the support of their proxies, have tried to prevent access of Afghan youth to learning and education in order to destroy present as well as future of Afghan public. Currently, schools, serving... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah have met in an attempt to iron out their differences on key issues, including electoral reforms. The tension-defusing talks between the national unity... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Fierce fighting is ongoing between security forces and insurgents in the Janikhel district of southeastern Paktia province, a police official said on Friday. Col. Mohammad Ayub, deputy police chief of the province, the fighting... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Fourteen militants have been killed and five security personnel wounded during clashes in the Khwaja Ghar district of northern Takhar province, an official said on Friday. Sunatullah Timor, the governor’s spokesman, told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): An Afghan citizen has been arrested with heroin worth more than Rs4 million at an airport in New Delhi, The Times of India reported on Friday. The man, who had concealed capsules containing heroin powder in his undergarments, was... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Top Obama administration officials and Pakistani diplomats have conferred on regional security, including efforts for promoting reconciliation in Afghanistan.   US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The NATO mission, acknowledging its presence on the battlefield, has confirmed an uptick in fighting over the last month in Afghanistan, specifically in Helmand and Kunduz province. “This is the heart of the fighting season,” a... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Pakistan army chief has assured President Ashraf Ghani of all possible cooperation in bringing the American University of Afghanistan attackers to justice, the military said. In a telephone conversation with Ghani late on... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): One week on, the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in Chaman remains closed, causing travellers and transporters serious problems. Another flag meeting between top officials from the two countries at the Friendship Gate ended... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Embassy has denounced Wednesday’s attack on the American University in Kabul, saying targeting of students and staff, who are working to improve the future of the country, is a cruel and cowardly act. “Our thoughts and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Embassy has denounced Wednesday’s attack on the American University in Kabul, saying targeting of students and staff, who are working to improve the future of the country, is a cruel and cowardly act. “Our thoughts and... read more
Kabul, 23rd August 2016 – Yesterday, the international non-governmental organisation (NGO) Transparency International officially launched its three years programme for fight corruption in Afghanistan. The Afghan-German Cooperation is supporting... read more
Kabul, 19 August 2016 – At the start of a three-day visit to Afghanistan, high-level officials from the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation today commemorated World Humanitarian Day in Kabul urging increased... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Security forces retook the control of the Khwaja Ghar district of northern Takhar province on Monday after hours of heavy clashes with the Taliban, an official said. The forces entered the district centre at around 10:00am,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thousands of families, who have returned from Pakistan to Afghanistan in the past month, are in urgent need of assistance and only a few have received support so far, the Norwegian Refugee Council said on Sunday. “These people... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Election and Transparency Watch Organization of Afghanistan (ETWA) on Sunday welcomed a recent government’s proposal aimed at restoring electoral reform process through amending the electoral law. In a statement, ETWA called... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): At least five people were killed and three others wounded in a bomb explosion in northern Takhar province on Saturday, an official said. Sunatullah Taimur, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast took place... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Chaman border crossing has been closed for an indefinite period of time after a group of Afghans allegedly attacked the Friendship Gate and set alight the Pakistani flag, Dawn reported on Saturday. Following Thursday’s... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Former prime minister Gulbadin Hekmatyar’s son has voiced concern over the alleged mishandling of Afghan refugees by Pakistani security personnel. Habibur Rehman Hekmatyar, addressing a grand jirga in Khyber Pakhunkhwa’s... read more
TALUQAN (Pajhwok): A main road between Durqad and Khawaja Bahauddin districts in northern Takhar province has been reopened for traffic after six days of blockage, an official said on Friday. Police Spokesman Col. Abdul Khalil Aser said militants... read more
  KABUL (Pajhwok): Russia's permanent envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko has said Moscow was ready to cooperate with NATO on Afghanistan, but would not bend to Brussels, a media report said on Friday. According to sputnik.com the... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A new agriculture demonstration farm and research facility will be set up at the Afghanistan National Agriculture Science and Technology University (ANASTU) in southern Kandahar with support from the US Agency for International... read more
Kabul, 17 August 2016: Kabul University, the Tabesh Institute of Higher Education, the Information and Communication Technology Institute in Kabul and Nangarhar University are among the successful institutes selected for the 'Capacity... read more
August 15, 2016 – (Kabul, Afghanistan) - Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading communications provider, announced it awarded “Student of the Year” scholarships to thirteen top students from participating universities in Afghanistan. The scholarships were... read more
(August 14, 2016 ‐Kabul, Afghhanistan): AAfghanistan has compleeted all in hhouse legal steps required for accedingg the Conve ntion on Ceertain Conve ntional wea pons.  For reading the full story, please click here  
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Embassy of Pakistan in Afghanistan on Sunday held a ceremony marking the 70th Independence Day of the neighbouring country. Ambassador Syed Abrar Hussain hoisted the national flag and Pakistan’s anthem was played at the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations has commended Afghanistan’s endorsement of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) as a major step toward the security of its citizens. “This principled action demonstrates a commitment to rules... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Once known as the most visited place in summers, Paijeh Lake in Balkhab district of northern Sar-i-Pul province lost its tourists to insecurity this year. The lake is said to have a length of 850 meters and a width of 350... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s 97th Independent Day will be observed by organising special ceremonies in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. Deputy Governor Mohammad Hanif Gardewal told this at a gathering where the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): For the first time ever, Afghan athletes are taking part in the Rio Olympics, with one of them set to take on his Portuguese rival in a judo contest on Thursday (today). The Rio Olympic Games, featuring hundreds of participants... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 21 insurgents of Islamic State (IS) or in its Arabic acronym Daesh were killed and 12 others wounded during security forces operation in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday, an official said... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Helmand governor’s house media office on Tuesday said a massive Taliban attack on the Nawa district had been repulsed, with 23 insurgents suffering casualties. In a statement, the governor’s house media office said security... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Islamic State (IS) or Daesh leader for Khorasan Hafiz Saeed was among 30 others killed in Afghan forces’ operation in Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Monday. Lt. Col. Mohammad Zaman Wazir,... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Twenty-five Islamic State (IS) and Taliban insurgents have been killed and over a dozen others wounded in airstrikes and ground operations in eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday. Twenty IS militantswere... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Officials of southern Ghazni province on Saturday said heavy clashes in Andar district were underway, fearing the town would fall to militants if immediate support did not arrive in time. Provincial council head, Hamidullah... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Over a hundred young men have launched an awareness campaign about disadvantages of using the Pakistani rupee in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Saturday. The campaigners held placards inscribed with a variety... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A human rights organisation on Saturday expressed deep concern over the deteriorating situation of women and children, alleging their basic rights were violated daily. Rohena Bawar, speaking for the Afghanistan Human Rights... read more
MEHTERLAM (Pajhwok): Six Taliban have been killed 10 others, including three Afghan Local Police (ALP) and two civilians, wounded in separate incidents of violence in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Saturday. Six Taliban, including... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The deputy foreign ministers meeting of Afghanistan and Iranian officials on bilateral political consultations was conducted in Tehran on Wednesday said a media report. According to IRNA, the meeting was held in Tehran between... read more
National Stability Society (NSS), Press Release about the National Identity issue, in the Electronic National Identification card known as “Tazkira”, and the recommended change in the concern department. (Aug 3, 2016) For reading the full story,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Without confirming or denying a Taliban delegation’s reported visit to Beijing, China said on Tuesday it remained in touch with all sides on the Afghan issue. The Foreign Ministry in Beijing said China wanted the Afghan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A top Saudi diplomat has promised all-out support for the Afghan-led reconciliation process and efforts to further boost bilateral relations. Ambassador Mesfer Al-Ghaseb met President’s Special Representative on Reform and Good... read more
GAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Two policemen, one Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier and 10 Taliban were killed in overnight clashes in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Monday. The provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A powerful explosion shook capital Kabul Monday at around 1:30am, according to an eye witness. The explosion was possibly took place in the limits of 9th police district of capital Kabul. It was so powerful that waked up... read more
Date: 29/07/2016 Kabul Afghanistan  The New Line Organization, is an electoral observing institution, that monitors establishment of the Election Reforms Joint Committee, an appropriate alternative to mend the previous shortcomings in... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok):A senior officer was among three other policemen killed during a Taliban ambush in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Thursday. Provincial police chief, Brig. Gen.Aminullah Amarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Administrative chief of Andar district in southern Ghazni province has said the Taliban strived to overrun the district and the group for this purpose planted landmines in areas used by public. During an exclusive interview... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union (EU) on Monday said it was seriously concerned about the increasing civilian casualties in Afghanistan, particularly of children. At least 1,601 civilian have been killed and 3,565 others injured in the first... read more
Kabul, 25 July 2016: The UNAMA Report for the half of 2016 draws a grim picture in terms of Afghan civilian casualties noting that the highest number of civilian casualties have occurred so far this year since reporting began in 2009... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Monday said it intended to provide polio vaccine to more than 4.7 million children during the “polio high season” (July and August). In a statement, the ministry said it along with its... read more
TALUQAN (Pajhwok): One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, five Taliban have been killed and 11 others, including three security officials wounded in a clash in the Durqad district of northern Takhar province. The clash erupted late on Sunday and... read more
KABUL, 25 July 2016 - A UN report on Afghanistan published Monday shows a record number of civilian casualties since counting began in 2009, with 5,166 civilians recorded killed or maimed in just the first six months of this year, of whom almost one... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have torched a mobile phone tower of a private telecom company and taken away the tower’s guard with them in southern Ghazni province, police said on Wednesday. The Ghazni police headquarters in a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga’s first deputy speaker Zahir Qadir on Sunday said uprising forces had blocked the Islamic State or Daesh militant group’s advance in eastern Nangarhar province. The lawmaker was addressing tribal elders from the... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Taliban militants have kidnapped three doctors with the Afghan Red Crescent Society in the Seyyad district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Thursday. The doctors had gone to Aho village of the district to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The government in Kabul has failed to protect tens of thousands of children, some as young as 5, from hazardous conditions in the workplacein violation of labour laws, an international rights group alleged on Thursday. In a 31-... read more
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Three policemen have been killed in militants attack in the Jawin district of western Farah province, a resident of locality said on Wednesday. According to Farmarz the slain policemen were tasked to secure a road... read more
12/07/2016: AHRAM Project (Afghanistan Human Rights Action and Mobilisation) under supervision of COSPE and implementation partners such as HAWCA (Humanitarian Assistance for Women and Children of Afghanistan) and CSHRN (Civil Society and Human... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban’s judge for Ab band district of southern Ghazni province has been killed during a clash, a top police official said on Tuesday. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhil told Pajhwok Afghan News Qazi Mullah... read more
Kabul, 12 July 2016: On 4- 5 October 2016, the European Union hosts Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, a high-level summit to discuss the international community's continued financial and political commitment to Afghanistan. The... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Tow people have been killed and four others wounded during a clash between two local commanders in northern Takhar province,a resident said on Monday. Jibran,the resident of Yangi Kala district, where the clash happened, told... read more
July 11, 2016 – (Kabul, Afghanistan) - Roshan’s M-Paisa, Afghanistan’s leading M-Commerce provider, has been awarded the contract to distribute stipend payments to 9,500 female interns of the Promote-Women in Economy (WIE) program, funded by the U.S... read more
KABUL(Pajhwok): Nearly 40 terrorists have been killed in five different provinces over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence in Kabul claimed on Sunday. The army, police and intelligence personnel killed 39 insurgents in Nangarhar, Ghazni,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban have been struggling after the killing of their supreme leader in a drone strike in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, the top US commander in the country has claimed. Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour was eliminated in a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Residents and officials say no development schemes have been implemented in recent years in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province. During an exclusive interview, the district chief, Abdul Karim Tarakai, told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday stressed further development in relations and cooperation in all fields. During a telephonic conversation with Ghani, Rouhani underlined all-out... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): An influential human rights watchdog on Wednesday asked North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member countries to endorse concrete measures to improve the protection of civilians in the conflict in Afghanistan. The Human... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Four children were killed and another two wounded on Tuesday when a roadside bomb went off in Deh Yak district of southern Ghazni province, the district administrative chief said. Karimullah Amiri said the blast took place... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Five Taliban, including a group commander, were killed during a clash in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, an official said. Police chief Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The police chief for southern Ghazni province on Monday warned people against giving zakat and ushr and other donations to militants, saying such people would be arrested by police. Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhil told a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban’s suicide attack planner has been arrested along with two others in southern Helmand province, the Afghan spy service claimed on Thursday. Intelligence agents detained the Taliban leader, Maulvi Niamatullah, along... read more
  GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): One security official was killed and five others were wounded in a Taliban attack on their convoy in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Thursday, authorities said. The identity of the victim could... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Families living along the Afghan side of Amu River in northern Takhar, Kunduz and Badakhshan provinces say their hundreds of acres of land, homes and orchards were recently destroyed by a flooded Amu Darya. The river flows for... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan business community, entrepreneurs and private sector leaders on Monday demanded the current leadership of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) step down and hold fresh elections immediately. They... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A cold-storage facility for agricultural products would be built at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, an official said on Saturday. Shah Mahmood Habibi, deputydirector of the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials on Saturday said dozens of militants have suffered casualties during an ongoing clearing operation in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Pakistan on Friday agreed to constitute a joint mechanism for consultation and coordination on issues relating to bilateral relations. The agreement came at a meeting between Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of the capital of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday complained many city roads had been blocked by police and the governor’s house, creating problems for the people. All roads near the police headquarters and... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Some officials and residents have accused the China National Petroleum Corporation International (CNPCI) of failing to keep its pledge to extract crude oil from Amu River and implement development projects in northern Sar-i... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Saturday said Taliban’s shadow governor for southern Ghazni province was killed by Afghan forces along with three accomplices -- a claim rejected by the militants. A statement from ministry... read more
Press Release Tuesday 14.06. 2015  The Election Watch Organization of Afghanistan (EWA) believes the rejection of president’s decree on electoral reform by Wolesi Jirga is of great concern and considers the move contrary to public... read more
MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): One woman was killed and seven others  people wounded by a mortar shell fired by the Taliban that struck a filed in Mehtarlam Baba, the capital of eastern Laghman province early on Tuesday, an official said. Sarhadi Zwak... read more
  Press Release 12/06/2016 ACSEN believes the delay in electoral reform has made impossible conduct of next parliamentary elections this year and also undermined public confidence on democracy in the country. According to ACSEN, this... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Six hundred students in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province have only two teachers, residents of the area said on Saturday. Mohammad Pazeer, a primary schoolteacher and resident of Shenkai area, told Pajhwok... read more
Press Release Tuesday 12.06. 2015 Rejection of the presidential decree on electoral reform by Wolesi Jirga -- the lower house once again increased the concernswhich earlier the Election Watch Organization of Afghanistan (EWA) had raised... read more
AIBAK (Pajhwok): A would-be suicide bomber was arrested before he reached his target in Aibak, the capital of northern Samangan province, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Sunday. A statement from the intelligence service said... read more
 Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO) launched Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) on Sunday June 5, 2016 at the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Kabul. Key findings of a baseline assessment across 10 provinces of Afghanistan were... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Two commanders were among eight Taliban militants killed during an overnight clash with local police personnel in the Gilan district of southern Ghazni province, the provincial police headquarters said in a statement on... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani reached Herat City on Friday to inaugurate the Salma Dam together with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Presidential Palace said on Friday.. Ghani would meet with provincial officials and inaugurate... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Forty New Zealand Defence Force personnel are headed for Afghanistan and Iraq, a military commander said on Friday. A C-130 Hercules would accompany an Australian Defence Force joint task force to transport freight and personnel... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Local officials said on Friday that 17 civilians have been freed a day after they were kidnapped in the Sancharak district of northern Sar-I-Pul province. Governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat told Pajhwok Afghan News the rebels freed... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union and the Afghan government agreed on a number of deliverables to improve the human rights situation in Afghanistan, the union’s delegation in Kabul said on Thursday. The dialogue on Wednesday covered actions... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The 71st exhibition of cottage industries was inaugurated on Wednesday in cooperation with the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) in Bagh-i-Babar park of Kabul. RRD Minister Nasir Ahmad Durrani during the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): At least nine people were killed and more than a dozen others, including a judge, wounded in a group attack on the appellant court building in the capital of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, officials said. Governor... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A special spring expo showcasing handicrafts made by women was launched in capital Kabul on Tuesday. The one-day show, an initiative by an NGO named ‘Women Community’ was opened in Kolola Pushta neighbourhood of the city.... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The body of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who was killed in a US drone strike in Balochistan this month, has been handed over to his heirs in Afghanistan after completion of DNA tests, Pakistan’s interior minister said on... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan ambassador to China Janan Musazai has said Afghanistan and Pakistan face common enemy but the two countries lack a common plan to fight it. “We want a close relationship with Pakistan. We have common interests in more... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three militants, including their commander Mullah Gul Sarwar, known as Logari, have been killed in National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives’ raid in eastern Laghman province, a statement from the spy network said on Tuesday... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Thirty villages in the Khogyani district of southern Ghazni province have been cleared of militants as a result of a clearing operation, officials said on Monday. They conducted clearing operations two days ago in Khogyani... read more
Nine Afghan Civil Society Organizations receive AICS certificates Kabul, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, 25 May 2016   For reading the full story, please click here  
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan Taliban have rejected the audio message which was circulated to the media outlets under the name of their new leader Mullah Habtaullah Akhundzada, an international media report said on Wednesday . In the message the new... read more
KABUL, 25 May 2016 – The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s suicide attack in an outlying western suburb of Kabul which killed eleven civilians and injured ten.   The suicide bomber detonated against a shuttle... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Administrative chiefs of 11 districts of southern Ghazni province perform their official works from the provincial capital due to security problems, a public representative said on Wednesday. Provincial council deputy head... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Embassy in Kabul on Tuesday hosted a blood drive in support of the Afghan National Blood Safety and Transfusion Service (ANBSTS). The blood will be distributed to hospitals in Kabul and to provincial medical treatment... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): One child was killed and another three wounded in two separate mortar shell explosions in southern Ghazni province, police said on Monday. Ghazni police chief Aminullah Amarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News a 14-year-old boy... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A Ministry of Defence spokesman on Sunday said Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour ‘was irreconcilable’ and did not want to join the peace process. The Afghan intelligence agency on Sunday confirmed Mansour had been killed in a... read more
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): A border police unit commander and his guard were killed in a landmine blast in the Juwen district of western Farah province, an official said on Sunday. The commander, Abdul Manan, was on a patrol in Tapa Khwahran area near... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Dozens of reconciled Taliban insurgents have rejoined their comrades after getting government privileges in northeastern Takhar province, an official said on Saturday.    The insurgents, who rejoined the Taliban... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): An Afghan guard fired at his colleagues in the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Friday, killing a security guard and wounding another staff member, officials said. “The United Nations in Afghanistan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US House of Representatives on Thursday voted 277 to 147 in favour of a defence policy bill, tying military assistance to Pakistan to a rigorous crackdown on the Haqqani network. The Housepassed the $602 billion National... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of sugar and wheat flour edged up during the outgoing week in Kabul, market source said on Thursday. Food Traders Union head Fazal Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of a 49 kilograms bag of Pakistani sugar rose... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former spokesman and current aide of former president Hamid Karzai, Aimal Faizi, on Wednesday said the decision to change the TUTAP power project route had been taken by the government of President Ghani in December 2014. In an... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The four-nation group engaged in efforts to revive the stalled Afghan peace talks on Wednesday reiterated that violence served no purpose and peace negotiations remained the only option for a political settlement. The group, the... read more
The fifth meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China on the Afghan peace and reconciliation process was held in Islamabad on 18 May 2016. Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Mr. Aizaz Ahmed... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok):  At least 24 people were killed and 36 went missing as a result of flash floods in the Kohistanat district of northern Sar-i-Pul province on Wednesday, an official said. The rain-induced floods, which gushed into different... read more
  GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Nine Taliban, including a shadow district chief, have been killed in two separate drone strikes in southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, an official said. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel told Pajhwok... read more
SHARAN (Pajhwok): The Khushamand district police chief for has been killed along with and six colleagues in a Taliban attack in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Tuesday. Paktika’s deputy police chief, Col. Abdul Rauf, told... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Twenty Taliban insurgents were killed in a NATO drone airstrike in the Dasht-i-Archi district of northern Kunduz province on Monday, an official said. Brig. Gen. Mohammad Qasim Jangal Bagh, the provincial police chief, told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Minister of Finance Eklil Hakimi, during his trip to Brussels, met EU Human Rights Vice-President Federica Mogherini and ministers of foreign affairs and development from the 28 member states. During the EU Foreign Affairs... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Leaders of the groups opposed to the route of the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TUTAP) power project have not been cooperating with members of a commission tasked with removing hurdles to the project, a... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Almost half of the schools in southern Ghazni province are without buildings and students at these schools are taught under the open skies, residents say. Mohammad Kamran, a resident of Gilan district, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): More than 50 schoolgirls were hospitalised on Saturday after being ‘poisoned’ in their classrooms in northern Takhar province, an official said. Provincial police spokesman, Maj. Abdul Khalil Aseer, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The closure of the Torkham border gate is having a damaging effect on relations between the neighbours, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan warned on Friday. Afghanistan and Pakistan have deployed tanks and armoured personnel... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Rain-fed lands in five districts of northern Takhar province are set to produce a bumper potato crop this year, local officials said on Friday. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, the agriculture director said... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A three-way agreement on the Chabahar port in Iran would be signed by June, Afghanistan’s ambassador to India was quoted as saying on Friday. Since 2003, Afghanistan, India and Iran have held marathon negotiations on the Chabahar... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A leading American newspaper on Friday branded Pakistan, which has received $33 billion in aid from Washington, as a duplicitous and dangerous partner for the United States and Afghanistan. In an editorial, titled “Time to put... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan has acknowledged its relations with the United States have been strained on the issue of support for the Haqqani network, blamed for attacks in Afghanistan. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A global rights watchdog on Tuesday asked the Afghan government to immediately halt executions and impose a moratorium on the death penalty. On May 8, six Taliban prisoners were hanged inside the Pul-i-Charkhi jail -- the first... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan Special Forces have recovered Ali Haidar Gilani, son of former Pakistani prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, in the Giyan district of southestern Paktika province, Afghan Ambassador Dr. Omar Zakhilwal said on Tuesday... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least 35 Taliban fighters have been killed and another 40 wounded during the ongoing offensive on the Sar-i-Pul-Jawzjan highway in northern Jawzjan province, the 1st vice president said on Monday. Gen.... read more
KABUL, 8 May 2016 - In line with the continued call of the United Nations for a moratorium on the use of the death penalty, UNAMA regrets the execution of six alleged perpetrators of serious crimes and crimes against civilians.   For... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok):  Fifty-two people, including women and children, were killed and another 73 wounded on Sunday when two buses and a fuel tanker collided in southern Ghazni province, an official said. Mohammadullah Ahmadi, the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A policeman killed his three colleagues in what appeared to be an insider attack in southern Ghazni province, where 40 militants were eliminated during an operation, officials said on Saturday. Provincial police chief Brig... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan National Army (ANA) has raided a Taliban-run prison in southern Helmand province, freeing scores of captives, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday. As a result of the overnight raid by ANA’s Special Operation Forces... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US embassy in Kabul has warned American citizens of a high threat of kidnapping in Afghanistan’s capital. The warning came after an attempted kidnapping of an American and other foreigners in the the capital earlier this week... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): US forces are conducting operations to prevent Al-Qaeda from using Afghanistan as a launching pad for attack against the West, a top American military official said on Thursday. Brig. Gen. Charles H. Cleveland, Resolute Support... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Scores of Afghan citizens have been arrested during search operations in the capital of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a media report said on Friday. Law-enforcement agencies also recovered weapons during the police... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior analyst has panned Pakistan’s Afghan policy as a self-destructive, monotonous and tiresome. He faulted quadrilateral dialogue process as an exaggerated attempt to do things that look impossible or run counter to Pakistan’s... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The British minister of state for defence has come under scathing attack over his department's policy on Afghan interpreters seeking asylum in the United Kingdom, Daily Mail reported on Friday., Earl Howe came in for flak after... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Indian Embassy in Kabul on Wednesday denied having cut the number of visas to Afghan nationals, saying the revised procedures were designed to facilitate better and more efficient processing of visa applications. In a letter... read more
Kabul, April 30th 2016 – Afghanistan needs its young and educated people for the country’s sustainable development and a prosperous future. This was the conclusion of Tuesday’s media meeting in Herat, hosted by the Social Association of Journalists... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has committed a grant allocation of $858 million for project financing and $20 million for disaster reduction activities in Afghanistan for 2017 to 2020, the Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday.... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Sar-i-Pul Governor Mohammad Zahir Wahdat has inaugurated a Women’s Green Park City and inaugurated a project for training 15 women in bag sewing, an official said on Monday Women Affairs Director NaseemaArzo told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President’s special representative for reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud on Sunday said the withdrawal of foreign forces and insecurity contributed to the country’s economic decline. Addressing a gathering marking... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The authorities in northern Takhar province on Sunday accused the Taliban militants of killing a woman for government spying. Takhar Governor Yasin Zia told reporters here that the 25-year-old was taken away from her home,... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Offices and shops owned by Afghancitizens have been closed in the Bara sub-district of Pakistan’s Khyber tribal region, a media report said on Sunday. The Afghan nationals running shops and hotels in Landikotal and Torkham... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some officials on Saturday ticked off residents for evincing little interest in participating in municipality-arranged drives to spruce up the nation’s capital. The most polluted capital in the world, Kabul inhabitants’ lack of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Some officials on Saturday ticked off residents for evincing little interest in participating in municipality-arranged drives to spruce up the nation’s capital. The most polluted capital in the world, Kabul inhabitants’ lack of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel have arrested eight Taliban militants, including the group's deputy district chief for Rodat district of eastern Nangrahar province, the spy service said on Saturday. The arrests... read more
Kabul, April 30th 2016 – Afghanistan needs its young and educated people for the country’s sustainable development and a prosperous future. This was the conclusion of Tuesday’s media meeting in Herat, hosted by the Social Association of Journalists... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday denounced the killers of Afghan security forces civilians as terrorists who, if detained, would be sentenced to death. Ghani expressed the views during his meeting with district managers of the... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Six kidnappers, including five women, and two policemen accused of selling weapons have been arrested in southern Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday. Provincial police chief Gen. Aminullah Amarkhil told a press... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Local officials on Sunday claimed 80 militants have been killed during an operation codenamed Shafaq by Afghan security forces in southern Ghazni province. Governor Mohammad Aman Hamim said residents firmly stood beside... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Youth Civil and Cultural Society (AYCCS) has expressed its deep concernat the government’s lethargic attitude towards the administration of seminaries that are emerging as centres of fundamentalism. Humera Saqib,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Security ministers on Thursday said militants had the plan to enter central Asian counties by capturing northern Kunduz province. Acting Defence Minister Masoom Stanikzai said Kunduz was like a gateway to central Asia and... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Forty-seven minor schoolgirls fell ill and were hospitalised on Tuesday after drinking water from the school’s water tank in Rustaq district of northeastern Takhar province, officials said. However, 43 of the sick girls were... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) on Tuesday said it had torched a large amount of expired and fake veterinary drugs and pesticides. A MAIL statement received by Pajhwok Afghan News said the 96 types of... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of northern Kunduz province on Tuesday claimed scores of Taliban were killed and wounded and areas around the provincial capital were purged of militants during clearing operations. Asadullah Umarkhel said the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has written off fines worth millions of afghanis imposed on Iranian citizens convicted on drug smuggling charges by Afghan courts. Fines of 5.7 million afs, which were payable by five Iranian nationals who... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The provincial council on Monday said the four entrances to Kunduz City, the capital of northern Kunduz province, have been closed against traffic by Taliban militants. Deputy head of the council, Toryal Kakar told Pajhwok... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): A dozen Taliban fighters were killed and another 35 wounded during clashes with security forces in Darqad district of northeastern Takhar province on Monday, officials said. Police spokesman Maj. Abdul Khalil told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Flash floods in central Daikundi province have killed nine people, including four women, and wounded five others, the governor said on Monday, warning of serious trouble if urgent assistance was not delivered. Masooma Muradi, in... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Playgrounds in northern Takhar province have literally been converted into military helipads, palpably dejected sportsmen complained on Monday. Over the past one year, playgrounds in Taloqan had become landing strips for... read more
KABUL, 18 April 2016 – Children in Afghanistan increasingly struggle to access healthcare and education, the UN said in the report released today, ‘Education and Healthcare at Risk – Key trends and incidents affecting children’s access to healthcare... read more
Over 5.2 million children to be immunized over four days KABUL 18 April 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health along with its partners UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a campaign today to vaccinate every child under the age... read more
Kabul, Afghanistan- The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) projectand the Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance recognized 100 professional women... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Nineteen insurgents, including three senior commanders, have been killed during clashes with security forces in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Sunday. Lt. Gen. Shir Aziz Kamawal, the 808th Spinzar Zone police... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least half a dozen civilians have been killed and another 147 injured in three days of clashes between security forces and Taliban militants in northern Kunduz province, officials said Sunday. Provincial public health... read more
KABUL, 17 April 2016 – The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) calls on all parties to the conflict to take precautions to protect civilians during operations. The release of the first quarter civilian casualty data for 2016 showed... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 500 judges have either been terminated or transferred by the president as proposed by the chief justice, the president’s office said on Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesman Dawa Khan Menapal told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has said it is ready to release Inzamam-ul-Haq as the national cricket team’s coach if the legendary batsman is required by Pakistan. Tipped to take charge as the Pakistan chief selector,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A would-be suicide bomber, allegedly planning to attack a hotel in capital Kabul, has been detained, the spy service said Saturday. A statement from the National Directorate of Security (NDS) received by Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
First commercial sterilized soymilk factory will soon launch in Afghanistan Nutrition and Education International (NEI) is partnering with an Afghanistan business partner to create a commercial sterilized soymilk for Afghanistan’s privet sector... read more
TALUQAN (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have shot dead commander of Kunduz-Takhar highway and his three guards in the Farkhar district of northern Takhar province, an official said on Thursday. Saifuddin Mushtaq, the town’s administrative chief,... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): A provincial council member was among three people killed during an armed clash with an illegal militia group in northeastern Takhar province on Wednesday, police said. Takhar police spokesman Col. Abdul Khalil Asir told... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): More than 180 militants have been killed and 170 others wounded during military offensive codenamed Shafaq, and official said on Wednesday. Afghan security forces launched the countrywide counter-insurgency operation at the... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Five Taliban and a woman have been killed and two suspects arrested on charges of planning attacks on security forces in northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Tuesday. Three Taliban were killed and as many border... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Dozens of illegal and unplanned shops constructed on government land were demolished on Monday in the southern province of Ghazni, the attorney’s office said. Some people had illegally constructed shops on government land,... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Local officials on Monday claimed religious students at a madrasa in Dasht-i-Archi district of northern Kudnuz province were undergoing training to carry out suicide and other terrorist attacks. Nasruddin Nazari, the Dasht-... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Police have arrested at least nine smugglers in Kabul, Farah and Nangarhar provinces with alcoholic drinks and other drugs, an official said on Monday. Ahmad Khalid Mowahid, spokesman for the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF),... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Twenty-six militants have been killed and 10 others wounded in security operation supported by NATO warplanes in the Chardara district of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Monday. The overnight offensive was... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Urban Development Minister Syed Sadat Nadari on Sunday said the under-construction Islamic Civilization Centre in southern Ghazni province would be completed soon. During a visit to Ghazni City, the provincial capital, the... read more
NIELI (Pajhwok): Dozens of women on Sunday staged a protest in Nieli, the capital of central Daikundi province, against what they called dilapidated condition of roads and the government’s failure to repair them. The enraged protestors carried... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Residents and provincial council members on Saturday said no development projects were executed in southern Ghazni province during the past two years. But local officials said several projects were in the pipeline to be... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Four young suicide bombers have been detained by intelligence forces in northern Kunduz province, the governor said on Saturday, claiming the teenagers wanted to attack on his office. Asadullah Omarkhel told a press conference... read more
#Voice of war victims SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Khal Mohammad, 14, who has been in critical condition after suffering deep wounds in an explosion, is worried about his absence from school and lack of resources for complete rehabilitation. Two... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): One person was killed and nine others wounded in an attack on a carby unknown gunmen in the Andar district of Southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, an official said. Police spokesman Ahmad Fahim told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Two Taliban fighters were killed after they attacked a police post in northern Kunduz province on Tuesday morning, the provincial police chief said. Brig. Gen. Jangal Bagh told a press conference a four-member Taliban group... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): The information and culture department’s building could not be repaired in two years after it was damaged in a powerful bomb explosion in the capital of southern Ghazni province. The blast two years ago targeted the... read more
Kabul, Afghanistan–The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agricultural Credit Enhancement Program - II (ACE-II),in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) is supportingthe Agricultural... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday awarded the bravery medal of Ghazi Mohammad Ayub Khan to the families of Col. Hikmatullah and Brig. Gen. Khan Agha. Col. Hikmatullah was police chief of the Greshk district of southern Helmand... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): One person was killed and 10 others, including women and children, were wounded in a traffic accident in the Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Monday, an official said. Andar district chief Mohammad Qasim... read more
Afghanistan Civil Society Network for Elections (ACSEN) which seriously follows the electoral reform process is very concerned about recent changes made into the Selection Committee which is against the proposed draft provided by Special Electoral... read more
Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh, 2nd April 2016 – Since recently, an anonymous telephone helpline is available to the provinces of Northern Afghanistan. Its services can now be used in Balkh, Badakhshan, Baghlan, Kunduz, Samangan and Takhar provinces. By... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A primary court in southwestern Nimroz province on Sunday sentenced two men to death on charges of kidnapping and killing a 5-year-old child. Qazi Noor Ahmad, acting head of the appellant court, said Zakria, 5, was killed after... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Joblessness, poverty and government’s inattention has left the youth in northeastern Kunduz province with no option but to join the militancy, officials said on Saturday. Abdul Ghafor Hottak, youth affairs director at the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The governors of southern Helmand and eastern Nuristan provinces have been suspended, but both the governors said they were unaware of the decision. A source close to the government told Pajhwok Afghan News that President Ashraf... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Up to 1,300 new orchards would be established during the current year in northern Takhar province, officials said on Thursday. The orchards will be set up with the help of NGOs in Farkhan, Warsij, Kalifgan, Chah-i-Aab, Rostaq,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has decorated the Afghan cricket players with the Ghazi Mir Masjidi Khan Award, asking national traders to help the cricket team, the president’s office said on Thursday. During a meeting with the players... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Schoolteachers and principals in northern Takhar province on Wednesday complained about not receiving in-time textbooks and other study materials from the ministry concerned. The principal of Abu Osman High School in Taloqan,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The process to hire rural rehabilitation and development directors for all the 34 provinces kicked off Tuesday through a competitive and open exam, an official said. Deputy Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister Atiqullah... read more
Kabul, Afghanistan–The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially transferred two new hospitals in Paktiya and Paktika provinces to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), which will contribute significantly to better access... read more
Just over a year ago Kabul and all of us who work here for a better Afghanistan were in shock. A young woman had been brutally beaten to death on the streets of the country's capital city. Mob justice had ripped through a crowd to kill an innocent... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday formally launched “city cleaning programme” from the BiBi Mehro area in capital Kabul, the presidential palace said. A statement from the palace said public works minister and Kabul mayor... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): At least 13 Taliban fighters have been killed during an operation by security forces in northern Kunduz province, officials said on Monday. The offensive, part of Operation Shafaq, was recently extended to Kunduz. The... read more
NEILI (Pajhwok): Some people with disabilities in central Daikundi province accuse local officials of negligence in providing them their allowances and privileges. The physically challenged people accuse local officials of depriving them of their... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Taliban militants shot dead the urban court judge for Ghazni City, the capital of southern Ghazni province, on Thursday after intercepting his vehicle in central Maidan Wardak province. Judge Mohammad Anwar Rahmani was... read more
H.E. Eklil Hakimi, the Minister of finance met with the World Bank Country Director for Afghanistan today March 26, 2016at his office. The Minister discussed a wide range of issues with the Country Director, including ARTF Incentive program(... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh, has 10,000 supporters in Afghanistan, a number that may increase, a top Russia diplomat says. “The IS activity has grown significantly in Afghanistan since summer 2014. The group’s... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Twelve Taliban fighters, including their group’s head, have been killed and 10 others wounded during ongoing offensive in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Friday. Ghulam Hazrat Karimi, spokesman for the 20th... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): An Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander has been detained over alleged cooperation with Taliban militants in northeastern Takhar province, an official said on Thursday. Maj. Abdul Khalil Asir, the provincial police spokesman,... read more
Kabul, March 24, 2016 – The Government of Japan has recently provided a total of USD 21.3 million fund to UNHCR, UNICEF, UNMAS, WFP, and IOM for humanitarian and emergency assistance in Afghanistan. The funding from Japan will allow those... read more
Kabul, March 23, 2016 - The Government of Japan has contributed over USD 63.654 million to the Government of Afghanistan to support improvement of irrigation systems and rural access in Afghanistan. The funding, contributed through the Afghanistan... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Resolute Support mission commander on Tuesday apologised for last year’s deadly airstrike on a medical facility in Kunduz City. The US air raid on the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Hospital left 42 people dead and many... read more
Kabul, Afghanistan–Afghan tradersinked $2.38 million in deals and are negotiating potential deals of about $10 million for Afghanistan’s agricultural products as a result of their participation in the renowned Gulfood show Exhibition in Dubai, which... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Farmers and handicraft producers on Monday complained about a lack of green houses, cold storage facilities, irrigation water and market for handicrafts during an exhibition in northern Kunduz province. Farmers and women... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The former president, Hamid Karzai, said speaking out against violations of Afghan territory and America’s non-committal stance on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) execution was his duty. In his Nawroz message from his... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): If security forces are not reinforced in the spheres of arms and personnel, the Andar district of southern Ghazni province might fall to the Taliban, an official warned on Saturday. Andar district chief, Mohammad Qaseem... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A monitoring and evaluation team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has positively assessed Afghanistan’s economic reforms, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday. The ministry in a statement said the IMF team assessed... read more
Kabul, Afghanistan–The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the installment ofan e-Attendance System at the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) to enhance transparency of employee attendance and payroll.  For... read more
Mazar-e-Sharif, 16 March 2016 - Today, 11 kilometres of rehabilitated and upgraded road between the Balkh city intersection and Bangala bridge officially opened for traffic after being handed over to the Balkh Provincial Government.  For... read more
Taloqan, Takhar, March 16th 2016 – In the past three weeks, 50 teaching institutions in Takhar, Balkh, Badakhshan and Samangan received a wide range of lab materials and furnishing for science and mathematics classes. The inventory and materials... read more
New York, 15 March 2016 Mr. President, Members of the Council, In 2016, Afghanistan is being as severely tested as it was in 2015, by the task of managing its difficult transition with its interrelated political, economic and security... read more
The Election Watch Organization of Afghanistan (EWA) welcomes issuance of second legislative decree of the president on electoral reform. EWA believes the decree though restarted the electoral reform process; some concerns are also available in this... read more
Kabul, 12 March 2016: Today, the EU Delegation in Afghanistan launched its 2016 anti-corruption campaign. The campaign will help Afghan citizens fight corruption and seek to mobilise support for stronger Government action against... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A high school girl, who was abducted, sold and forced into marriage, has been rescued and eight people have been detained in connection with the case in northern Kunduz province, the governor said on Thursday. Asadullah... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): “I have no status at home among my family members as well as in the society because of my addiction to heroin which has destroyed my life. I want to get rid of it,” says a drug addict in northern Kunduz province. Ahmad... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Taliban's rejection of the dialogue offer from the government could fuel an inevitable escalation in the conflict in Afghanistan, Russia warned on Wednesday. Afghan, Pakistani, American and Chinese officials have hinted the next... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Taliban gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped nearly a dozen local residents in northern Sar-i-Pul province, a public representative said. Mohammad Ali Hakimi, a member of the provincial council, told Pajhwok Afghan News those... read more
  Research for a Better Afghanistan The Afghan National Army after ISAF  Publication Announcement:  Kabul, March 9, 2016:  Afghan National Army (ANA) has experienced a very difficult situation over the past year,... read more
Kabul, 9 March, 2016: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) of Afghanistan launched Fifth Health Result Conference here in Kabul on Wednesday under the theme of “Improving the quality and sustaining Health Care services in Afghanistan.”... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Four militants were killed and two others wounded in ongoing military operation in the Chardara district of northern Kunduz province on Wednesday, an official said. Police chief Brig. Gen. Mohammad Qasim Jangal Bagh, told... read more
KABUL 9 March 2016 – The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), together with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners, celebrated International Women’s Day at an event held in Kabul today. Ministry... read more
  #Voice of War Victims KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Staff Sergeant Mohammad Nazir, a policeman who lost his eyes in a bomb attack by militants, blasts the government for ignoring him following his incapacitation. A resident of the Ismailkhel... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): A young man has been founded beheaded in northern Sar-i-Pul province amid complaints many officials including the provincial governor and police chief are absent from their offices. The 21-year-old, Abdul Manan, went missing... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Friday said direct talks between the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban “may take place in coming days.” Foreign Office (FO) spokesman Nafees Zakria told reporters in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, that... read more
Date: 4 March 2016 Six teams including the British and Australian Embassies and Afghan school teams competed in a Cricket World Cup celebration tournament on Friday 4 March.  For reading the full story, please click here  
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Reconciled Taliban militants in northern Takhar province on Wednesday claimed they faced threats to their lives from former comrades and the government was also not committed to its promises. About three months back, Taliban... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has said the troubled relationship between Afghanistan and the establishment in Pakistan “continues to be the most notable impediment to regional connectivity and lasting peace.” Karzai was... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Participants of an unofficial dialogue on Afghanistan-Pakistan peace process on Tuesday urged both governments to continue their efforts for peace and increase counter-terror and security cooperation. The Track 1.5/II Dialogue in... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok):  Nearly a dozen people including police, local police personnel and Taliban militants have been killed during clashes near the capital of northern Sar-i-Pul province, sources said on Sunday. The clashes in Chesma Shifa... read more
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Seventy-one Taliban militants have been killed and scores of others wounded during clearing operations in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Sunday. Police Chief Brig. Gen. Qasim Jangal Bagh told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
Kabul, 28 February 2016: On 23rd February 2016, the Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock hosted a workshop to officially end the EU funded "Animal Health Development Project – AHDP II" The "Animal Health Development Project – AHDP... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): United in life and death, 45 Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel from one village of the Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province have been killed in the past 18 months. They are buried in one cemetery, says ALP... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, who was wounded in a terrorist attack, was evacuated to a hospital northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday.   The soldier was injured in an insurgent attack on a security... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has asked the federal government to prepare a roadmap for the early repatriation of Afghan refugees living in his province. On his return from Islamabad, where he held talks... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Seventeen Taliban have been killed and 20 others wounded during a clash in the Dasht-i-Archi district of northern Kunduz province, a statement from the police headquarters said on Monday. Taliban, however, claimed that 12... read more
KUNDUZ CITY: (Pajhwok): The newly-appointed governor of northern Kunduz province on Sunday travelled to Chardara district, where he listened to residents’ concerns over the worsening law and order situation. Asadaullah Umarkhel, a former member... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 10 Taliban fighters were killed in a clash in the Khwaja Ghar district of northern Takhar province on Sunday, an official said. Police spokesman Col. Abdul Khalil Aser told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, on Saturday declared the Afghan government had reiterated its commitment to fully implementing its Action Plan to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The bodies of a dozen Afghans, who had drowned in Greece waters on their way to Europe, on Saturday arrived in capital Kabul, relatives said. Ruqia, one of relatives of the victims, said the coffins of the dead were shifted to... read more
MIHTERLAM (Pajhwok): The governor of eastern Laghman province Abdul Jabbar Naeemi has demanded the Ministry of Education (MoE) to bring basic reforms in the province education sector, an official said on Friday. Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Japan signed on Wednesday an agreement to donate $15.6 million to help eradicate polio and prevent the spread of other vaccine-preventable diseases in Afghanistan. The funds would support UNICEF efforts to provide live-saving... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Residents and local officials said on Sunday the Taliban had launched an Amr Bil Maroof Wa Nahi Anil Munkar (enjoining virtue and forbidding evil) campaign in areas under the their control in the Tagab district in central Kapisa... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Sunday summoned the Pakistani ambassador in Kabul over the abduction of Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi, a former governor, in Islamabad. The former Herat and Kunar governor, Wahidi, was... read more
KABUL, 14 February 2016 – The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan during 2015 are the highest recorded, the UN said today on the release of its 2015 Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict. For reading the full story,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government on Saturday voiced its concern over the kidnapping of a former Herat governor in Islamabad and asked Pakistan to take urgent steps for his safe recovery. Syed Fazlullah Wahidi was kidnapped by unidentified... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member states on Friday reiterated commitments to continue its support from the Afghan government and provide financial assistance to its security forces until the end of 2020. NATO... read more
Kabul, 09 February 2016: Today the Afghan Mass Media Commission launched the by-law on Establishment and Activity of Private Mass Media. For reading the full story, please click here  
KABUL (Pajhwok): Widespread joblessness in the northern province of Sar-i-Pul has forced youth to seek refuge in drug addiction, committing crime and leavi the country in droves, reveals a survey conducted by Pajhwok Afghan News. Level of... read more
Kabul, 08 February 2016: The Embassy of Japan in Afghanistan organized a signing ceremony for two demining projects in Northern and Central Regions of Afghanistan. In the ceremony, which was held at the Embassy of Japan in Kabul, H.E. Mr. Hiroshi... read more
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Residents, provincial council members, youth and civil society activists on Saturday gave the government a 10-day ultimatum to launch a clearing operation against insurgents in northern Kunduz province. Over 150 individuals... read more
The same way as other developed nations, Afghans need peace and assume it as the ultimate desire for a brighter future but sadly over 4 decades, the Afghans among themselves have been put apart from each other. Afghan nation has been suffering the... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least 16 civilians were wounded in an explosion in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, an official said. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion... read more
Kabul, 03 February 2016 The European Union (EU) has signed a contribution agreement to the Local Governance project – Afghanistan (LoGo), with the aim of improving the capacity of Provincial Governor Offices and Provincial Councils;... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): After a delay lasting two months, members of the provincial council of northern Sar-i-Pul province on Monday elected the council’s administrative board in the absence of media reporters. Aziz Ahmad Rassouli, the regional... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): In a rare move, Afghanistan and Pakistan will hold talks on intelligence cooperation next week, a media report said on Sunday. National Directorate of Security (NDS) head Masoud Andarabi and Inter Services Intelligence (ISI)... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): In addition to Pashto broadcasts, the “Radio Caliphate” of the Islamic State group has started airing programmes in Dari language in eastern Nangarhar province, residents and civil society activists said on Wednesday. The radio... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Drinking and irrigation water problem of 4,500 families has been resolved with the digging out of a spring and the construction of an eight-kilomentre water canal in northern Sar-i-Pul province, officials said on Monday. The... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has warned the war in Afghanistan will escalate, with consequences across the region, if peace talks with the Taliban do not begin by April. "Time is not a friend … We all understand that February and March... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): India’s new ambassador to Afghanistan on Sunday promised efforts to further cement ties between the two friendly countries, the Presidential Palace said. The credentials of the newly-appointed Indian ambassador to Afghanistan,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): In support of the Afghan government’s “Jobs for Peace initiative” and to focus the resources on the urgent creation of more jobs, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Afghan Minister of Education Dr. Asadullah... read more
TALUQAN (Pajhwok): A 23-year-old woman has been raped after being kidnapped in northern Takhar province, an official said. The unmarried woman was sexually assaulted by a high school, Abul Hassan Kharqani High School, director after kidnapping... read more
TALUQAN (Pajhwok): Following heavy clashes with security forces, the Taliban have seized parts of the Darqad district of northern Takhar province, an official said on Thursday. Police spokesman Col. Khalil Aseer told Pajhwok Afghan News three... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan under-19 cricket team on Tuesday left for Bangladesh to participate in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup commencing from January 27. Afghanistan are placed in Group B with two-time champion Pakistan,... read more
Kunduz, Kunduz, 19th January 2016 – Sunday marked an important day for civil servants in Kunduz. Two new projects got started that will help to improve administration in the province, and in the longer term in the whole country. On the one hand, the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, during an unannounced trip to Afghanistan, on Monday promised contributing 20 more troops to the NATO mission. As part of the new NATO mission to train and advise Afghan security forces... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Three crime branch personnel of northern Takhar province have been detained over bribery, an official said on Sunday. Police spokesman Maj. Abdul Khalil Aseer told Pajhwok Afghan News the three officers were caught red-handed... read more
The Killid Group (TKG) is an independent, Afghan public media group established by the Development & Humanitarian Services for Afghanistan (DHSA) in 2002. The group's editorial policy embraces one main concept: Afghan ownership of Afghanistan's... read more
QALOQAN (Pajhwok): The governor of northern Takhar province on Thursday warned residents of Darqad district against supporting Taliban militants in the district. Mohammad Yasin Zia warned the Darqad residents to quit supporting Taliban and fixed... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A Taliban judge has been arrested by the Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel in northern Takhar province, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Tuesday. The judge, Najibur Rahman, was arrested on Monday night during an operation... read more
 KABUL, 12 January 2016 – The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the positive start made by the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) in its work on the Afghan peace and reconciliation process. For reading the full... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday welcomed the positive start the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) made in its work on the Afghan peace and reconciliation process. In a statement, UNAMA noted the... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): The education department on Monday said 63 new school buildings have been constructed during the past one year in northern Sar-i-Pul province. Education Director Abdul Ghafoor Sar-i-Puli told reporters here that 30 of the... read more
1- Unhealthy competition among political fractions in Afghanistan has caused Youth to face a bleak and unknown future.   We, youth, would like to stand against the elders and politicians who; are misleading youth to reach their... read more
TALUQAN (Pajhwok): Security forces regained control of Darqad district of northern Takhar province from Taliban insurgents after two days of a clearing operation, an official said on Sunday. At least 26 insurgents, including Maulvi Basir Talha,... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The security personnel have launched an operation to recapture the Darqad district of northeastern Takhar province, officials said on Saturday. Sunatullah Timori, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News both sides... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The public health minister was attacked with an HIV-infected syringe by a drug addict in Kabul, but he did not contract the virus, an official said on Sunday. A well-placed source in the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Seventeen Islamic State (Daesh) fighters were killed during a drone strike by foreign troops in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday, an official said. The airstrike came as Daesh militants beheaded seven Taliban and an... read more
KABUL, 6 January 2016 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns a spate of bombings in civilian areas of Kabul by the Taliban in the first few days of the new year. For reading the full story, please click here... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): An explosion, the third in two days, was heard in the high-security diplomatic enclave in Kabul on Tuesday evening, officials and witnesses said. The blast occurred in the 10th street of Wazir Akbar Khan area, where diplomatic... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO’s Resolute Support mission and the US Embassy in Kabul on Tuesday strongly condemned the two terrorist attacks that took place in the central capital hours apart on Monday, with the second attack causing dozens of casualties... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga -- the upper house of the parliament -- on Tuesday rejected a presidential decree regarding suggestions of the Electoral Reform Commission (ERC). Formed on July 21 in compliance with a presidential decree, the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Supreme Council of Jihadi and National Parties on Monday asked the government to announce the schedule for parliamentary and district council elections and increase political parties’ role in the democratic exercise.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Only the suicide bomber was killed in the explosion near the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Monday, police said. The bombing happened near the airport on the Met Office Road at around 11:30am, Lt. Gen. Abdul... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirga and the Ministry of Information and Culture on Sunday strongly reacted to remarks by a member of Jamiat-i-Islah organisation, insulting Ghazi Amanullah Khan. Jamiat-i-Islah member Mullah Abdul Saboor had... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): The governor on Sunday said five Taliban insurgents had been killed and seven others wounded during clearing operations in some areas of northern Sar-i-Pul province. Governor Mohammad Zahir Wehdat, donning a military uniform... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Unknown gunmen have stoned a 40-year-old woman to death in Kohistanat district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Wednesday. The woman was stoned on Tuesday night in front of her home in an under Taliban control... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Saturday said Afghan commando forces have been dispatched to most of insecure areas in southern Helmand province where the situation has improved to some extent. MoD spokesman Dawlat Waziri told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid a tribute to the Afghan people for waging what he called an epic struggle of courage and resolve to shape their future with vote and debate -- not gun and violence. Speaking at the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban on Friday denied being in contact with Russia against Daesh, or so-called Islamic States (IS). Two days ago, Russia’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov told the Interfax news agency about contacts... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday flew to Istanbul on a two-day official visit to Turkey, his office said. At the Istanbul International Airport, Ghani was accorded a rousing welcome by the city mayor and other local officials... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Afghan-led reconciliation process is expected to resume within a couple of weeks, as hectic diplomatic moves continue to yield encouraging results, says an official familiar with talks behind closed doors. As part of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ghulam Naser Khaze has been appointed as new governor of Ghor province, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) announced on Sunday. His appointment is based on a presidential number (1906), according to a brief... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Kabul in the near future to inaugurate Afghanistan’s new parliament building, a project set to be completed by the end of the current month. A New Delhi-based newspaper... read more
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – The U.S. government is investing an additional $50 million in two on-going projects to stimulate immediate job creation for the Afghan people.   For reading the full story, please click here  
KABUL (Pajhwok): Top defence officials from America and Pakistan have discussed President Barack Obama’s decision to sustain a longer US military presence in Afghanistan and the administration’s counter-terrorism priorities. At the 24th meeting... read more
December 18, 2015 (TechNation/ Kabul): Close to 200 women gathered at the first TechWomen Summit 2015 in Kabul to celebrate, promote and empower women in technology. This is a significant milestone for Afghanistan in its journey towards women’s... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has announced hiring ex-India all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar as bowling coach until the end of the World T20 in India in 2016. Prabhakar would join former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq, who was... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani, who visited central Maidan Wardak province, on Friday said the perpetrators of a mortar shelling that killed nine civilians in the Syedabad district would be punished. About two weeks ago, mortar shells... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Reporters Without Borders, known by its French initials RSF, organization on Tuesday said 54 professional journalists, including one woman, were currently held hostage worldwide, showing a 35 percent increase over last year.... read more
 Kabul, 14 December 2015  n July 2015 the EU Delegation to Afghanistan launched the 'Afghan Hero Campaign' on Facebook and Twitter. The campaign encouraged the Afghan audience on social media to point out and share their Afghan... read more
Kabul, 12th December 2015 – Today, Afghanistan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UN-HCR), and Germany agreed on a new initiative that will help Afghan refugees in Pakistan return home to Afghanistan. UNHCR will be responsible for... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Gunbattles around the Spanish embassy in a heavily fortified neighbourhood of Kabul ended with the killing of at least 11 people on Saturday morning, officials said. The clashes began on Saturday evening when the Taliban stormed... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A massive explosion, followed by bursts of gunfire, rocked the Spanish embassy in a heavily fortified neighbourhood of Kabul on Friday evening, witnesses and officials said. The car bomb went off in front of the embassy and its... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Sunday condemned the recent killing of nine civilians when explosive ordinance was fired into the village of Shahi Khil in Maidan Wardak district. For reading the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): To mark International Volunteer Day, over 200 youth cleared rubbish and planted trees in east Kabul’s Ahmad Shah Baba Maina. They sent a clear message that, with a little effort, anyone can transform their streets and parks... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Calling the multibillion New Kabul City project as “a huge hope for urban development in Afghanistan,” Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday said hurdles impeding progress on the economically viable scheme would be... read more
Brussels, 2 December 2015 Joint statement by Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, and Salahuddin Rabbani, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Agreeing to fund Afghan forces over the next five years, NATO decided on Tuesday to keep 12,000 troops in Afghanistan through 2016. At the end of a two-day meeting of foreign ministers from NATO states in Brussels, the alliance... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and the European Union have discussed the human rights situation in the country and cooperation on rule of law, the two sides said on Tuesday. At a follow-up meeting on the Afghanistan-EU Human Rights Dialogue,... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Security forces have wrested back 40 percent territory of Darqad district in northern Takhar province from Taliban militants, an official said on Tuesday. The Taliban captured Darqad district last month after six hours of... read more
At a cost of AFN 16,592,700 – funded by the National Solidarity Programme of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) 20 development projects have lately been completed in Shahrak and Tolak districts of Ghor province.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday announced support for the revival of Afghanistan’s war-battered agriculture sector. The United Kingdom has agreed to provide the Manila-based bank an additional $11 million for enhanced... read more
The Election Watch Organization of Afghanistan (EWA) believes acceleration of the electoral reform process can help toughen political stability and increases people confidence on the National Unity Government (NGU) and on their efforts in reforming... read more
Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan –Afghan government officials, joined by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recognized the importance of women in the agriculture sector during a two-day conference. The purpose of the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hong Kong defeated Afghanistan by four wickets after chasing down 163 in the last over of their Twenty20 encounter in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bat first and lost both openers within the first... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The spy agency on Saturday claimed arresting three would-be suicide bombers linked to the dreaded Haqqani network in capital Kabul. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement the would-be attackers were... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): A heavy fighting between local uprising groups and militants entered a second day on Wednesday in Sancharak district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, a public representative said. The provincial council’s deputy chief,... read more
KABUL, 25 November 2015 – Today marks the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW). For reading the full story, please click here... read more
Kabul, 24 November 2015: Elimination of violence and discrimination against women and girls remains a pivotal objective of the European Union's Human Rights Policy. For reading the full story, please click here    
KABUL (Pajhwok): Paramilitary security personnel in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Khyber have claimed thwarting an attempt to smuggle a huge quantity of fertiliser to Afghanistan. Kabul has banned the fertiliser that is used by the... read more
Kabul, 22 November 2015: Today, the European Union Delegation to Afghanistan and the Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan organized a ceremony to mark their continued cooperation towards the improvement of... read more
Taloqan Takhar, 22nd November 2015 - Yesterday, Afghan-German Cooperation handed over the newly asphalted and upgraded Hazar Sumuch road to the provincial government of Takhar. The road between Taloqan city, Taloqan airport and Hazar Sumuch district... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Leadership failure was the main factor behind the fall of Kunduz City to the Taliban insurgents, the head of a government-appointed inquiry commission said on Saturday.   Misuse of resources and lack of coordination among... read more
NEILI/BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Lavish weddings and financial woes recently prompted two men in central Daikundi province to commit suicide but they were rescued in the nick of time, residents and officials say. Heavy expenses on marriage -- a hated... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan currency continued to lose its value against the American dollar during the outgoing week, sending food prices soaring in capital Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. Mohammad Rahim, a money changer in Sara-i-... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Interior Ministry on Thursday said police had launched an operation against illegal armed men involved in killing and harassing residents of the Andar district of southern Ghazni province. The announcement comes days... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Officials in northern Takhar province accuse the Taliban of using children as soldiers in recent clashes, but the militant group spurns the allegation as propaganda. Last month, the insurgents overran the Khwaja Ghar district... read more
19 November 2015: H.E. Minister of Finance, Eklil Hakimi met with the Swedish delegation led by Honorable Ms Isbellah Lovin, Minister for International Development Cooperation Sweden. In the meeting that took place in the Presidential Palace,... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): A number of earthquake-affected families in northern Takhar province complain relief goods meant for distribution to them have been taken home by police, illegal armed men and government officials. A powerful earthquake hit... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Saturday said it was trying to attract financial support for holding Afghanistan’s parliamentary and district council elections. This was stated by UNDP administrator Helen Clark... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): A Taliban commander and his 22 fighters joined the peace process for a third time in northern Sar-i-Pul province, officials said on Saturday. Khal Mohammad, hailing from Sheram area on the outskirts of Sar-i-Pul city, had... read more
KABUL (Pajwhok): Afghanistan on Saturday signed a grant of$250 million with the World Bank to improve road transport links across the Hindukush mountain range, including rehabilitation of the Salang road and tunnel. The bank would provide the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Taliban’s breakaway faction on Friday denied the killing of Mullah Mansoor Dadullah during clashes in the Khak-i-Afghan district of southern Zabul province. A day earlier, Zabul’s deputy police chief, Ghulam Jilani Farahi, said... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Proof of Registration (PoR) cards issued to Afghan refugees by the government of Pakistan have been extended from December 31, 2015 to December 31, 2017, a top UN official says. The refugee agency had facilitated the... read more
Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh Province, 11th November 2015 – To successfully build roads, bridges and buildings, engineers need to collect and analyse topographic data. Over the past month, more than 150 engineering specialists from various line departments... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A 10-member Afghan delegation comprising civil society and parliament members, who arrived in Islamabad on Sunday, held unofficial dialogue with Pakistani counterparts for a second day on Tuesday. The two-day unofficial dialogue... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Security forces cleared Ghwaja Ghar district of northeastern Takhar province of Taliban insurgents during an operation on Saturday, an official said. The operation was launched at 6am this morning and as a result, the district... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): More than 1500 high school graduates and bachelor’s degree holders on Thursday sat a test to be appointed as teachers in northern Sar-i-Pul province, officials said. Education director Abdul Ghafoor Sar-i-Puli told... read more
The ICRC's work in Afghanistan focuses on visiting detainees to monitor their lives conditions and treatment, providing basic aid and medical care, improving access to water and sanitation, reconnecting families separated by ongoing conflict, and... read more
  2nd November 2015: H.E. Minister Hakimi along with Co-Chair Ambassador Lyons Canada hosted the full level OCB meeting today. For reading the full story, please click here  
1st November 2015:Deputy Finance Minister Dr. Mastoor visited the headquarters of the Asian Development to discuss ADB’s new grant assistance for Afghanistan’s infrastructure building.   Deputy Finance Minister H.E. Dr. Mustafa Mastoor... read more
KABUL, Afghanistan, 01 November 2015: A one day symposium on child malnutrition in Afghanistan was held today at Kabul Intercontinental Hotel, hosted by UNICEF Afghanistan and Ghalib University. For reading the full story, please click here... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Some 1500 families have been displaced after the Taliban captured Darqad district of northern Takhar province, a local official said on Saturday. The Darqad district fell to Taliban insurgents late on Wednesday. The... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of residents of different areas have risen against militants in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday. Around 600 locals of Abdulkhel, Pekhi Mamond and other areas of the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’slandmark victory over Zimbabwe in the second T20 match sparked wild celebrations across the country on Thursday, with enthusiastic Afghans beating drums and dancing. Afghanistan -- an associate nation -- created... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading total communications provider, on Tuesday announced it was the recipient of another five Stevie Awards including three gold at the 12th Annual International Business Awards (IBAs) in Toronto, Canada... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The death toll from Monday’s powerful earthquake has risen to 115, fresh reports from different provinces said on Tuesday. At least 538 people were injured and 4,000 houses damaged by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck... read more
Aybak (Samangan), 26th October 2015, - Today, the German government’s regional infrastructure development fund (RIDF) officially launched operations in Samangan and also opened a new office in Aybak. The move comes after the fund’s introduction to... read more
25 October 2015 : The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan is proud to announce the launch of a new U.S. Embassy-sponsored project with the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and the Afghanistan Institute of Archaeology to help preserve... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Maryam Durrani and Hasina Nekzad, two Afghan women, have won the N-Peace Awards for their contributions to building peace and transforming their communities. N-Peace is a multi-country network of peace advocates in Asia advancing... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Local officials said on Friday said that some foreign troops and personnel from the Afghan special police unit have reached Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, and adjacent areas to contain the insurgency.... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): A group of five insurgents, known as Zulfiqar, has joined the reconciliation in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Tuesday. The group was allegedly involved in terrorist activities in Gosfandi district,... read more
Washington DC, October 20, 2015 - The World Bank today approved a $250 million grant to help support the Government of Afghanistan’s efforts to improve road transport links across the Hindukush mountain range, including the rehabilitation of... read more
KABUL, 18 October 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) praises the first-ever Ulema National Conference that took place on 12 October in Kabul. Around 500 participants from Ulema councils and independent Ulema,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Thursday said it was concerned about the harsh impacts of the war on residents in northern Kunduz province, saying the recent conflict had caused over $100 million in... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Taking office as the new governor of northern Sar-i-Pul province, Mohammad Zahir Wahdat on Tuesday said he would sincerely serve the people and would not make false promises with them. Wahdat was introduced to local elders,... read more
GARDEZ(Pajhwok): The revenue of the customs department at the Gardez-Dand-i-Patan dry port has increased by two folds this year, compared with the last fiscal year. Siddiqullah Ahmadkhel, general director of the port, linked the impressive... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): An entire Afghan National Army (ANA) brigade has arrived in northern Takhar province to clear the province from Taliban insurgents, an official said. Brig. Gen. Shaoor Gul, the brigade’s commander, said a major operation would... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A high-level delegation of the Ministry of Finance and Da Afghanistan Bank participated in the International Monetary Fund/World Bank annual meetings in Lima from October 9 to 11. Minister of Finance Eklil Hakimi, leading the... read more
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Residents of southern Paktika province have said Taliban collected millions of Pakistani Rupees in Usher (one-10th part of the total yield) during the past one year. They said that militants collected millions only from pin nut... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Minister Asadullah Zameer on Friday said agricultural projects worth $10 million would be launched in southern Kandahar province. While Urban Development Minister Syed Mansoor Nadari... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A newly-construction school building, benefiting 700 students, was inaugurated in Garmser district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Friday. Abdul Matin Jafar, the provincial education director, told Pajhwok... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): One civilian was killed and three others, including two policemen, wounded in a clash between security forces and the Taliban in Sar-i-Pul City, the capital of central Sar-i-Pul province, a lawmaker claimed on Monday.... read more
Transitional Justice Coordination Group (TJCG) Press Release Concerning War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Kunduz For reading the full story, please click here  
ACBAR strongly condemns recent attacks on humanitarian aid workers, facilities and civilians in Kunduz, Afghanistan For reading the full story, please click here    
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has voiced its concern over the current situation in Afghanistan, saying it sincerely desires peace in the neighbouring country. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry journalists on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The acting governor for northeastern Takhar province said on Friday the Taliban attack on Khwaja Ghar district was led by foreign militants. On Wednesday night, the insurgents stormed into Khwaja Ghar after seizing the Imam... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A Paris-based media watchdog on Wednesday slammed Taliban’s attacks on several media outlets, especially Roshani Radio and TV, after seizing control of northern Kunduz City. Reporters Without Borders blasted the insurgent... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Officials in northern Takhar province on Tuesday denied security forces had been defeated in two districts, saying fierce clashes were underway between militants and Afghan forces. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid earlier... read more
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Over 140 persons have been wounded in traffic accidents in the past three days of Eid-ul-Adha in western Herat province, officials said on Sunday. Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai, spokesman of the Khawaja Abdullah Ansari Hospital,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah hailed the activities of Gates Foundation in regards with the eradication of polio and other deadly diseases in Afghanistan. During a meeting with Bill Gates, head of the Gates... read more
NEW YORK (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has said that Afghan government since its inception had strived for peace and stability in Afghanistan, however, lack of cooperation and peace talks under the leadership of a dead... read more
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Pine nut traders in southeastern Paktika province complain they have to suffer losses worth millions of afghanis every year due lack of access to suitable markets.   Most of the businessmen sell their annual stock to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Keeping in mind the crowed and disorder in the capital Kabul, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that most of the government ministries would be transferred to the Dar-ul-Aman locality. The president said this on Friday... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Religious scholars in eastern Laghman province on Friday demanded large-scale clearing operation in insecure areas and urged for an effective use of resources and available machinery. During a meeting with Governor Abdul Jabbar... read more
  KABUL (Pajhwok): At least six Afghan nationals have been missing after a horrible crash at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Makkah, where around two million people are performing the holy ritual. The Ministry of Haj and Religious... read more
HERAT, Afghanistan---The Afghan Midwives Association (AMA) held its 11th annual congress to discuss ways to improve maternal and newborn health. This year’s theme was “Midwives for a Better tomorrow,” highlighting the contribution of midwifery to... read more
September 2015 The Special Electoral Reforms Commission (SERC) was established through presidential decree No. 40 on 16th July, 2015 as a precondition of the political agreement for the establishment of National Unity Government (NUG). The... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul police on Tuesday seized explosives attached to a motorbike, preventing a possible attack in the capital Kabul. Based on an intelligence report, police followed the explosives-rigged motorcycle on the airport road and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Eight teams, including Afghan international players, competed in the first ever Kabul Rugby World Cup celebration tournament, organisors said. The British Embassy, in partnership with the Resolute Support Mission and the... read more
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): In an apparent reference to the flip-flop from elements across the border, Afghanistan on Thursday told the powerful UN Security Council the peace process needed a responsible attitude from all sides, mutual... read more
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Thursday told the UN Security Council it was shocked to see some Afghan leaders blamingit for recent terrorist attacks in Kabul. “We were shocked when some in Afghanistan chose to lay the blame for escalating... read more
(Sep 17, 2015/ TechNation- Mazar-e-Sharif): Afghanistan Innovation Labs (iLabs) 2015 in Mazar-e-Sharif wrapped up after improvising unique innovative technology solutions for Afghanistan’s most critical social, economic and environmental problems.... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The World Food Program (WFP) has suspended operation in northeastern Badakhshan province after insurgents torched the agency’s vehicles, an official said on Thursday. The militants set on fire five trucks of the UN food agency... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Security officials in central Maidan Wardak province on Thursday claimed rescuing a four years old boy from his kidnappers. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’sspokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the boy had been abducted... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan koresh team has won three gold and one silver medalsin Asian competition in Taiwan, an official said on Wednesday. Featuring athletes from different Asian countries, the wrestling contest was held from September... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Tuesdaysaid it had arrested a four-member group on charges of conducting terrorist activities in the northern province of Baghlan. The suspected insurgents were detained as a result... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Teacher Aqeela Asifi, who has dedicated her life to educating refugee girls in Pakistan, has won the 2015 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award. The 49-year-old left Kabul with her family in 1992 and ended up living in a remote refugee... read more
15 September 2015  ORCD has been approved for accreditation and invited to attend the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit taking place in the UN Head Quarters in New York during 26-27 September, 2015  For reading the full... read more
Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading communications provider, is pleased to announce that it has been named as one of the “Top 51 Companies Changing the World” by FORTUNE Magazine, one of the world’s leading business magazines.  For reading the... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): The Taliban publicly stoned a man and a woman accused of adultery in the Suzma Kala district of northern Sar-i-Pul province on Saturday, an official said. Acting Governor Abdul Jabbar Haqbin confirmed the stoning... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Scores of people were killed and over 180 wounded on Friday evening when a crane collapsed in the Masjid al-Haram in in holy city of Makkah, Saudi authorities said. Eighty-seven people were killed and 184 wounded, with the death... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 15 Pakistani militants have been killed in a US airstrike in southeastern Afghanistan, media reports quoted local officials as saying on Friday. The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) fighters were killed during the drone... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The number of Afghans resorting to selling land or turning to friends or family for help because of food insecurity doubled last year, UN and partner agencies said on Thursday. In a joint report,World Food Programme (WFP), Food... read more
GARDEZ (Pajhwok):  Hundreds of businessmen, civil society activists and provincial council members on Wednesday blocked the Kabul-Gardez Highway in southeastern Paktia province, officials said. The protestors accused the central government... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The general security situation was discussed during a meeting of the National Security Council, chaired by President Ashraf Ghani, the Presidential Palace said on Wednesday. Defence and interior ministers and the chief of army... read more
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Fifty-one insurgents and six Afghan security personnel have been killed and 80 militants wounded during a two-day operation in the southeastern province of Paktika, officials claimed on Wednesday. The Taliban fighters attacked... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The Taliban insurgents have killed their own commander in northern Jawzjan province, security officials said on Tuesday. Qari Amin, the militant commander, had earlier killed a bodyguard of the former Jawzjan governor in... read more
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): At least 120 more students of three different schools in two districts of western Herat province were found poisoned on Tuesday, an official said. Mohammad Rafiq Sherzai, the zonal hospital spokesman, confirmed to Pajhwok... read more
  HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Over a hundred residents of western Herat province on Tuesday condemned recent incidents of poisoning of students and teachers, seeking the arrest of those involved in the crime. More than 800 students, including... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): As Kabul and Tehran on Sunday discussed the refugees’ problems living in Iran, Afghanistan asked the neighbor country to issue cards to unregistered Afghans and provide them visas and education facilities. Refugees and... read more
Kabul, 5 September 2015 At the Senior Officials' Meeting today in Kabul, Afghanistan, the international community reiterated its support towards the Afghan people. The meeting commended the Government of the Islamic Republic of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Participants of an international conference in Kabul on Friday underlined greater regional cooperation for Afghanistan’s stability and sustainable economic development and self-reliant Afghanistan. The sixth Regional Economic... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Friday stoutly supported President Ashraf Ghani’s vision for a developed, prosperous and regionally integrated Afghanistan, as well as plans for regional connectivity. Addressing the 6th edition of the Regional... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok):  The cultivation of the outlawed poppy crop would be brought down to zero during the current year in eastern Laghman province, the governor promised on Friday. Abdul Jabbar Naeemi told local elders, religious scholars and... read more
September 1, 2015 For Immediate Release Afghanistan’s largest social media event starts Oct. 18-20 in Kabul (Kabul, September 1, 2015) – The Third Annual Afghan Social Media Summit (#ASMS2015) will take place on October 18-20 in Kabul,... read more
The Senior Officials Meeting (SOM), planned for 5th September 2015, presents an opportunity to demonstrate actual progress on the mutual commitments of donors and Government to supporting governance reforms. During the SOM, the Afghan Government and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) on Saturday said their investigations suggested that the New Kabul Bank lost $65 million in the past six years. The IWA Head Sayed Akram Afzali told reporters the semi government bank was in... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Police on Friday detained two alleged smugglers with 800 liters of acid being used in processing heroin in northern Takhar province, provincial police chief said. Brig. Gen. Noor Mohammad Hakimi told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has yet to start registering undocumented Afghan nationals as outlined in the 20-point National Action Plan (NAP), devised to deal with terrorism in the aftermath of Army Public School tragedy, media reports. The Dawn.... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan security forces took control of the Kohistanat district in northern Sar-i-Pul province as Taliban militants left the district on Thursday night without offering resistance. The latest development took place at a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pak-Afghan Highway would play a key role in bolstering ties between the countries along with opening new trade routes to the Central Asian and European countries, President Mamnoon Hussain said on Thursday, media reports.... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Angry residents of northern Takhar province on Thursday called for the prosecution of a dreaded commander, accused of massacring several civilians. During a protest meeting, inhabitants of Rustaq and Yangi districts urged the... read more
MAIDAN CITY (Pajhwok): Provincial Council (PC) members in central Maidan Wardak province on Thursday discussed at length administrative, judicial and other provincial issues with the governor who pledged to extend all cooperation to resolve problem... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): After Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) recorded 39 cases of threats and violence against journalists during the first half of 2015, EU Special Representative Ambassador Franz Michael Mellbin said that one attack on a... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): First vice-president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum along with his 2,000 forces on Thursday entered Sar-i-Pul City, the provincial capital of northern Sar-i-Pul province, amid warning to militants to shun insurgency and join... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has appreciated the role of the carpet-manufacturing sector, employing 1.6 million people, in the promotion of Afghanistan’s economy. At a meeting with representatives of the carpet industry at the... read more
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The spy agency on Wednesday arrested six Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) or power utility officers for selling illegal power meters in western Herat province. According to a statement from the National Directorate of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): International exhibition of construction and food items kicked-off on Tuesday in capital Kabul aimed at exploring new markets for domestic products and achieving self economic reliance in the long-run, an official said.... read more
TALUQAN (Pajhwok): The residents of Farkhar district in northern Takhar province on Tuesday recorded the pistachio yield two-fold this year compared to the previous year. Mukhtar, the resident of Khurmab locality, told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The spy agency on Monday said a leader of the Jundullah group has been killed in an airstrike along with four of his fighters in Chardara district of northern Kunduz province. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A group of 29 Indian workers returned to India on Monday after being rescued by local authorities from Afghan Folad Company, a steel-manufacturing plant based in western Herat Industrial Park, a statement said. These distressed... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) officials recovered 6,500 kilograms of explosives from a truck and detained two persons in connection of smuggling in the Orgun district of southeastern Paktika province. A statement... read more
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): The prices of necessary food items have increased manifold than its retail prices due to blockade of road leading to Kohistanat district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, residents said on Monday. The road had been blocked... read more
ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan ambassador to Pakistan Janan Mosazai has said due to financial crunch his country is still unable to construct a building for the embassy and the staff continues to work in rental buildings. During an exclusive... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF) launched a complex operation to provide relief to Commander Samad and his Afghan Local Police members in Khas Uruzgan district in central Uruzgan province last night, a statement said on Sunday... read more
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Three students were killed and a third wounded during a gunbattle between Taliban militants and security forces in the Sar Rawza district of southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Friday. District Education Officer... read more
JALALABAD/LASHKARGAH/KHOST CITY/ASADABAD/MAIDAN SHAR (Pajhwok): The 96th Afghanistan’s Independence Day was celebrated with national zeal throughout the country in which thousands of countrymen participated amid colorful events. Salim Khan... read more
 KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday attended 96th Independence Day celebrations by laying a floral wreath at the Freedom Monument in Kabul. The ceremony was held with national zeal and fervor as national anthem was... read more
KABULL (Pajhwok): The head of Al-Qaeda’s Karachi network and his accomplice were shot dead in a densely-populated Gulshan-i-Iqbal neighbourhood in Karachi, the capital of Sindh province, on Tuesday in a shootout with security forces that also... read more
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Lack of access to modern security facilities and coordination among security forces were main reasons behind dramatic surge in insecurity in western Herat province, an official said on Tuesday. Abdul Rahman Pedram, security... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) on Tuesday said 45 children have been sent to “peace town” in Germany for medical treatment while a group of 55 children who were treated there would return home in the next three days.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former and current governors on Tuesday announced forming association called “Afghanistan Governors Association (AGA) to help the government ensure good governance and banish administrative corruption. Former Kabul governor Abdul... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Four people were killed in a traffic accident in central Maidan Wardak province on Tuesday, an official said. The head-on collision between a police vehicle and a passenger car took place near Maidan Shahr, the provincial... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The World Health Organization (WHO) urged Afghanistan and Pakistan to step up efforts to minimize the spread of polio, media reports. A statement released by the WHO cautioned that vaccinations of air travelers in Afghanistan... read more
A gathering of members of civil society groups, activists and academia in Kabul was held to commemorate the victims of Shah Shaheed incident and reflect on the wave of insecurity incidents in Kabul on Thursday (13/August 2015). The participants... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) on Monday claimed recovering over $480 million embezzled money of Kabul Bank money with 50 suspects had been detained in this connection. Speaking to reporters, acting Attorney General Noor... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Attorney General Office (AGO) on Monday said that more than $30 million graft has been unearthed in the Ministry of Urban Development and the cases against those allegedly involved in the scam would be referred to the courts for... read more
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Four border policemen have been killed in militants attack in western Herat province, officials said on Monday. Gulbadin Alkozai, senior security official in western zone, told Pajhwok Afghan News four border policemen had... read more
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Ten members of a family burnt to death when fire erupted all in a sudden inside their home in western Herat province, a medic said on Monday.   Mohammad Shafiq Sherzai, the spokesman of a local hospital, told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Renewable Energy Union and the Ministry of Energy and Water hosted a two day Afghanistan-India Renewable Energy Summit in New Delhi aimed at promoting Afghanistan’s energy sector. The United States Agency for... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Police in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan on Sunday handed over 27 Afghan children to their parents on personal sureties, who were taken into custody when a pickup truck was transporting them to refugee camp in Akora Khattak a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Pharmacists Services Union (APSU) on Sunday announced ban on import of Pakistani manufactured medicines as a protest against what they alleged Islamabad’s sustained support militants’ groups carrying out attacks in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Irrigation (MALI) has distributed 388 sets of irrigation tools among farmers in northern provinces of the country, an official said on Sunday. The irrigation tools had been distributed... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Colonel (Retd) Shuja Khanzada, the home minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province, was killed in a suicide attack on his political office in Shadi Khan village in Attock district on Sunday, a medic said. Pakistan’s Dawn.com quoted... read more
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Stating that it is impossible to believe that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) did not know about the death of Mullah Omar, an ex-top Obama administration official from the Pentagon, has alleged that the Pakistani... read more
SHAHRANA (Pajhwok): Doctors at southeastern Paktika Civil Hospital on Saturday observed boycott from treating patients against Provincial council (PC) head who manhandled a doctor, a medic said. Dr. Chinar, director the civil hospital, told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police forces again demonstrated their ability to work together as a national security force this time during combat operations in eastern Afghanistan, a statement from the Resolute Support... read more
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): At least three Taliban fighters have been killed and six more wounded in internal clash in the Shindand district of western Herat province, an official said. Ehsanullah Hayat, the governor’s spokesperson, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan Air Force (AAF) MD-530 helicopters made a successful combat debut against insurgents in Nangarhar province as Afghan National Defense and Security Forces continue clearing the districts of Khogyani, Sherzad and Hisarak... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday expressed his profound grief over twin blasts in China, where several people were killed and wounded.  The explosions left 50 people dead and around 700 wounded besides causing... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen abducted seven civilians in the Qarabagh district of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Friday. Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman said the individuals were on their way to Ghazni City, the... read more
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Afghan forces are fully responsible for their national security but still need broad support from US and coalition forces under the Resolute Support mission, an American military official said on Thursday. US Army Brig. Gen... read more
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States needs to be engaged in Afghanistan, a top American general said on Wednesday, praising Afghan security forces for doing a pretty good job in protecting the country. “The Afghan forces, in my mind, are doing... read more
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Minister of Education Dr. Asadullah Hanif Balkhi on Wednesday said because of officials’ inefficiency the ministry failed to spend $134 million assistance of international community to improve the country’s vital sector.... read more
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): At least nine militants and two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in Bala Murghab district of northwestern Badghis province, an official said Wednesday. Badghis provincial council head Bahauddin told... read more
JALALABAD/SHARAN (Pajhwok): At least 14 militants have been killed and 18 others wounded in clearing operation and US drone strike in eastern Nangarhar and southeastern Paktika provinces, security officials said on Wednesday. A statement from the... read more
KABUL (PAJHWOK): The experts who maintain the fleet of military helicopters for the Afghan Special Mission Wing (SMW) are specialized professionals who act simultaneously as mechanics, electricians, and logisticians, a statement from the HQ Resolute... read more
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a leading tribal elder in western Herat province, an official said on Wednesday. Ihsanullah Hayat, the governor’ spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News Haji Zarif was kidnapped by unidentified... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Wencai Zhang, vice president of Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday reaffirmed that the ADB would remain a reliable partner to Afghanistan and assured Bank’s continued support and engagement in the country for many years to come... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): In a guarded reaction following Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani remarks that war continues to be declared against Afghans from Pakistani soil, Islamabad has said terrorism is “our common enemy and requires cooperative approach... read more
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Pakistan need to work together to achieve the shared goals of defeating violent extremists, the United States said on Monday, as it expressed concern over growing tension between the neighbors after a series of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A fiery President Ashraf Ghani said on Monday the recent wave of violence showed suicide training camps,facilities used for making explosive devices and sending them to Afghanistan to kill innocent people were still functional in... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A number of representatives from the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) joined local officials in north eastern Badakhshan province to celebrate the opening of the new NEPA administrative building in the provincial... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Five people were killed and 16 others wounded -- some of them seriously -- when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Monday, an official said. Police chief Lt. Col... read more
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United Nations Security Council on Sunday condemned the terrorist attacks in Kabul that killed at least 70 people last week and reiterated that no violent or terrorist acts can reverse the path towards Afghan-led peace,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf has said civilians are being targeted, which demonstrates that the enemy is growing weaker to create chaos among citizens. A statement from the Presidential Palace said that the president expressed these... read more
TALUQAN (Pajhwok): Some print media outlets in northern Takhar province ceased to operate due to financial crisis, head of the local journalists union said on Sunday. Sayed Yasin Dihzad, said the government did not have any strategy to extend... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): At least 67 Taliban insurgents and six others Afghan National Army (ANA) were killed and injured in anti-militants offensive in the Kohistanat district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Sunday. The operation... read more
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The US National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, on Saturday called President Ashraf Ghani, to express her condolences over the deaths in the suicide terrorist attacks in Kabul this week.      In... read more
HERAT (Pajhwok): A prisoner hanged himself to death in a jail in western Herat, an official said on Saturday. Gul Ahmad Ramish, Herat attorney general, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the prisoner who committed suicide hailed from Shindhand... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) urged anti-government elements, including the Taliban, to cease the use of complex and suicide attacks in civilian-populated areas. A statement released by the UNAMA... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) claimed arresting a group of seven insurgents in southern Kandahar province. A statement from the spy network said that a Taliban commander Hussain Shah alias Maulvi Agha was also among... read more
KABUL, 8 August 2015 – Three attacks by Anti-Government Elements in Kabul on 7 August caused at least 355 civilian casualties – 42 deaths and 313 injured – the highest number of civilians killed and injured in one day since the United... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Professor Rasoul Sayyaf, head of Dawat-e-Islami Party, has urged Taliban to shun violence and become part of the current system. He expressed these views at a press conference on Friday in Kabul. “I ask Taliban to come forward... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has visited the hospital on Friday to inquire after the health of the Kabul’s blast victims, a statement from the Presidential Palace has said. A suicide bomber smashed his explosive-laden vehicle... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani and others on Friday categorically condemned the suicided attack in Kabul early this morning that left eight persons dead and around 400 wounded. A statement from the President Palace said: “... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has arrived in Afghanistan after his successful leg surgery, a statement from the Presidential Palace stated on Friday.  Wuoting doctors, the statement said his condition was satisfactory... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A suicide bomber smashed his explosive-laden vehicle into the building of National Directorate of Security (NDS) office close to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in capital Kabul early Friday, leaving 15 persons dead and 283 ... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): In a latest development, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is set to hire new head coach for national cricket team, it is learnt on Thursday. The development came in the wake of contract expiration with former Head Coach Andrew... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan and Turkmenistan are set to engage in talks in a bid to take a giant leap forward in executing the US-backed transnational pipeline project that will connect four countries in Central and South Asia, Pakistani media reports... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): At least 18 insurgents and two security forces personnel were killed as a result of operations to regain control of Kohistanat district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Wednesday. According to officials,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Following report by United Nations Assistance Mission (UNAMA) in Afghanistan that Afghan conflict continued to exact a heavy toll on Afghan civilians in the first six months of 2015, the Resolute Support (RS) mission reassured to... read more
SHARAN/LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): At least 28 rebels, including a dreaded commander of the Haqqani group, have been killed in southern Helmand and southeastern Paktika provinces, officials said on Wednesday. Nabiullah Pirkhail, spokesman for the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan conflict continued to exact a heavy toll on Afghan civilians in the first six months of 2015, with civilian casualties projected to equal or exceed the record high numbers documented in 2014, the United Nations Assistance... read more
KABUL, 5 August 2015 – The Afghan conflict continued to exact a heavy toll on Afghan civilians in the first six months of 2015, with civilian casualties projected to equal or exceed the record high numbers documented in 2014,the United Nations... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Minister of Public Health Dr. Firozuddin Firoz on Tuesday said over 100,000 children died annually due to malnutrition and others deadly diseases in the country. He expressed these views during a gathering on World Breastfeeding... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): The government has started distributing cash and other assistance among families of security forces and other displaced persons affected in the wake of Jalrez district fighting in central Maidan Wardak province, an official... read more
KABUL (KABUL): Iran and Afghanistan have planned to set up joint committees to follow up security, border and law enforcement issues between the two countries, media reports on Tuesday. Media said that the announcement was made in a meeting of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US and Afghanistan on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the New Development Partnership, with Washington agreeing to provide up to $800 million to Kabul in budget assistance to maintain the development gains... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Monday claimed thwarting terrorist attacks on the Presidential Palace and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) by arresting four would-be assailants. A statement from the spy service said a... read more
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): At least four militants were killed in internal fight in Shindand district of western Herat province, an official said Monday. Provincial police spokesman Abdul Rauf Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place... read more
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): At least four militants were killed in internal fight in Shindand district of western Herat province, an official said Monday. Provincial police spokesman Abdul Rauf Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban said on Monday the group’s Supreme Council opposed the appointment of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor and they would nominate Mullah Omar's successor after the mourning period was over. The movement announced the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Noor-ul-Haq Ulumi on Saturday warned militants to shun violence or be ready for decisive action by security forces. He expressed these views at a meeting of security officials from Ministry of Interior (MoI)... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): At least 15 militants, including two notorious commanders and three Afghan Local Policemen (ALP) personnel, have been killed in military operation in different areas in northern Takhar province, an official said on Saturday.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Saturday said 127 militants and 12 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in different security incidents in parts of the country over the past two days. The casualties occurred... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A day after confirmation of Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s death, chief of the Haqqani militant network and father of Sirajuddin Haqqani, Jalaludin Haqqani, died almost a year ago and was buried in Afghan province of Khost, Taliban... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Taliban have nominated Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as new leader of the group after the demise of Mullah Mohammad Omar. A source close to Taliban on Friday shared details about Mansoor’s life with Pajhwok Afghan News. Mansoor was born... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): In view of the reports regarding the death of Mullah Muhammad Omar and the resulting uncertainty, and at the request of the Afghan Taliban leadership, the second round of the Afghan peace talks has been postponed, a statement from... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The polio vaccination drive is underway in western Farah province at a time when four fresh polio cases have been registered, an official said on Thursday. A total 10 new polio cases were registered across the country, with... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Two civilians, an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier and a militant were killed and eight others wounded after an attack on a security check-post in the Daimir Dad district of central Maidan Wardak province, an official said... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Highlighting Islamabad's efforts to fight terrorism and extremism, a top Pakistani diplomat has reiterated his government’s commitment to taking forward the process of constructive engagement with Afghanistan. Advisor... read more
​KABUL (Pajhwok): The head of the banned sectarian outfit Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, Malik Ishaq, his two sons Usman and Haq Nawaz, and 11 others were killed in an overnight exchange of fire with police in the Punjab province in Pakistan, media reports said... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ten security personnel and 67 militants have been killed and 36 others wounded in the past two days in different incidents of violence across the country, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Tuesday. The insurgents were killed... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): At least seven militants have been killed and two Afghan Local Policemen (ALP) wounded when insurgents stormed a police check post late Monday in Qoshtapa district in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Tuesday.... read more
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): The embattled Kohistanat district of northern Sar-i-Pul province has fallen to the Taliban, an official acknowledged on Tuesday. Mohammad Asif Jabbarkhail, police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the district was captured by... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Monday torched more than 30 tonnes of low-quality drugs and canceled the licences of eight medical stores, an official said. In addition, the ministry warned 400 more pharmacies of... read more
SHARAN (Pajhwok): The governor of southeastern Paktika province on Monday urged the central government to help stop the construction of Pakistani installations near the Angoor Adda, a restive town near the Durand Line. Aminullah Shariq expressed... read more
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): The Raghistan district in northeastern Badakhshan province celebrated the opening of a new administrative building on Monday, a statement from the German Cooperation with Afghanistan said. Civil servants of the district... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Jawana women’s leadership skills course with a ceremony at the Geology Faculty of Kabul University. A statement from the USAID on Monday said that 100 Afghan women... read more
SUR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): A part of the Kohistanat district in northern Sur-i-Pul province fell to Taliban after Afghan Local Police (ALP) commander joined militants along with his colleagues, a public representative said on Monday. Mohammad Noor... read more
Herat city (Pajhwok): The Consulate General of India in western Herat province announced that Salma Dam project passed a critical stage on Sunday with closure of Diversion Tunnel Gate and start of filling of dam reservoir. Amit Kumar Mishra, the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan on Saturday trounced Oman by five wickets in a low-scoring thriller at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin, the cricket board said. Both teams have already qualified for the ICC World T20 Cup 2016 to be played... read more
He held out the assurance at a ceremony,at where cash was provided to relatives of three policemen killed by unidentified gunmen in northern Baghlan province two week ago. Ulumi said the Ministry of Interior (MoI) planned to approachkin of dead... read more
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier and two Taliban fighters were killed and three other insurgents wounded in separate incidents of violence in western Herat province on Saturday, officials said. One ANA soldier was... read more
July 2015 It is to inform you that the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its Coordination and management meeting of 08 April 2015 adopted the recommendation of the Committee on NGOs and granted Special Consultative Status to Organization... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two foreign fighters were among a dozen militants killed during an hours-long still unfinished clash with security forces in northeastern Badakhshan province, officials said on Friday. Several other insurgents were wounded in the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A US air strike killed a senior Al Qaeda commander along with two other militants in southeastern Paktika, the Pentagon said Friday. Dawn.com stated the attack occurred on July 11 which killed Abu Khalil al-Sudani, a "high-... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Thursday summoned Pakistan Ambassador Syed Ibrar Hussain and expressed Afghanistan's concern at the \artillery shelling of Afghan territory by Pakistani forces. Recalling the cross-border... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): A teacher and two students have died due to suffocation in a well in Kohgird village in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Thursday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor's spokesperson, told Pajhwok Afghan... read more
22 July 2015, 31 Saratan 1394 Young Activist Network for Reform and Change as the most powerful departure of active young, meantime conviction of NATO and American’s forces attack on national army’s soldier in Logar province, diligently wants... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Last week’sfirst face-to-face talks between Afghan government and Taliban negotiators in Pakistan have thrown into bold relief differences within the militant movement leadership, defence analysts say. Although both Islamabad and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kabul police chief on Tuesday said extraordinary security measures had been put in place in and around capital Kabul to ensure that the Eidul Fitr celebrations passed off peacefully. Lt. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi,  told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has joined final part of Quran recitation ceremony and prayed for durable peace, stability and prosperity in the country, a statement from the Presidential Palace says on Tuesday. The president, it... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least nine militants were killed and another 11 wounded during a latest fighting between the Daesh and Taliban fighters in the Chaparhar district of eastern Nangarhar province, police said on Tuesday. Nangarhar police... read more
KABUL, 14 July 2015 – In the first of a series of three meetings to examine the role of United Nations entities in Afghanistan, senior Government and UN officials, along with representatives from the international donor community, met in Kabul today... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union (EU) has made available EUR 41 million ($45,066,380) to support basic health and nutrition services for the Afghan population through the health programme managed by the Ministry of Public Health known as SEHAT (... read more
Kabul, 14 July 2015 The European Union has made available EUR 41 Million to support basic health and nutrition services for the Afghan population through the health programme managed by the Ministry of Public Health known as SEHAT (System... read more
FIROZKOH/BAMYAN (Pajhwok): A district police chief in western Ghor province has survived a bomb blast that left two civilians injured, while five armed thieves have been detained in central Bamyan province, officials said Tuesday. Ghor police... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): In the first of a series of three meetings to examine the role of United Nations entities in Afghanistan, senior government and UN officials, along with representatives from the international donor community, met in Kabul on Tuesday... read more
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Noting that the Taliban no longer pose an existential threat to the government of Afghanistan, a top Pentagon official have said on Monday this year Afghan forces are coping with a very difficult environment. Now that the... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR/ FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): A tribal elder has been killed by Taliban militants in Jalrez district of central Maidan Wardak province while police have recovered dead bodies of two women in western Farah province. Attaullah Khogyani, the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Maiwand TV has won the 4th Futsal tournament by defeating 1TV in the overnight played final match in capital Kabul. Kabul University won third position by defeating Nigah TV in a match contested for the third position. The... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nasir Ahmad Durrani, minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Assadullah Zamir, minister of Agriculture and Irrigation of Afghanistan, Tomio Shichiri, representative of FAO Afghanistan and Hiroshi Takahashi, Japanese... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): On behalf of United Nations in Afghanistan, the UN special representative to Afghanistan Nicholas Haysom has condemned the suicide attack that left scores of people dead and wounded in southeastern Khsot province. A statement... read more
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 29 passengers, including two children, are wounded in a traffic mishap on Kabul-Kandahar highway in southern Ghazni on Monday, an official says. Shafiq Nang, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News 29... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): US drone attack has killed at least 12 militants, including two dreaded commanders, in eastern Nangarhar province, an official says on Monday. Lt. Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal, police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 27 civilians were killed and 10 others wounded on Sunday when a suicide bomber ploughed his explosives-laden car into a police check-post close to an American military base in the capital of southeastern Khost province,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union (EU) on Sunday welcomed the launch of the National Action Plan (NAP) to implement the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The implementation of the NAP was one of the key... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah acknowledged on Sunday insecurity was a major hurdle to investment in the country. Speaking at a ceremony arranged in the honour of Qurban Haqjo, who has been appointed as head of... read more
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): At least two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 31 militants have been killed and 15 other rebels wounded in a gun battle in northern Takhar province, the governor’s spokesman says on Sunday. Sunatullah Taimoori told... read more
QALA-E-NOW (Pajhwok): A group of 150 militants in the Abkamari district of northwestern Badghis province have joined the government-initiated peace process, an official said on Sunday. Police chief Mohammad Qayyum Angar told Pajhwok Afghan News... read more
FARAH (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen on motorbike shot dead former Chef Executive Officer (CEO) of Farah province in western Farah province, an official said on Sunday. Jawad Afghan, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that ex-CEO... read more