Latest News

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The State Department is funding a contractor $3.6 million for three mobile television trucks that cost a lot more than expected and were delivered two years behind schedule, a US federal watchdog said on Friday.

    Oct 24, 2014 - 22:44

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Defending champions Afghanistan scored their second consecutive victory in their Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Under-16 Elite Cup match in Qatar on Friday, an official said.


    Provincial council poll results likely tomorrow

    KABUL (Pajhwok): An official of the Independent Election Commission (EC) indicated on Friday the final results of provincial council polls would be announced tomorrow (Saturday).


    Ahmadzai vows effective steps for Helmand security

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai promised on Friday his administration would take effective measures to improve the security situation in southern Helmand province.


    KABUL (Pajhwok): Kabul residents have urged the new president to pay special attention to strengthening peace, creating jobs, solving environmental and housing problems, reveals a survey by...


    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Professor Muhammad Tahir Inayat, the newly appointed chancellor of Nangarhaar University (NU) has promised drastic changes to take this important academic institution out of...

    Security and Crime

    640kg of opium seized in separate operations

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Police have seized 640 kilograms of opium during separate operations in Helmand and Badakhshan provinces, the Ministry of Interior announced on Friday.

    Security and Crime

    Sar-i-Pul schools under Taliban threat

    SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Up to 50 schools in northern Sar-i-Pul province are under threat from the Taliban, a public representative claimed on Friday, asking the Education Department to pay teachers’ salaries regularly.


    Action sought over blasphemous article

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Scores of residents protested on Friday against the publication of a blasphemous article in a Kabul-based newspaper.  

    Security and Crime

    Afghan army officer sentenced to death

    HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): An Afghan National Army (ANA) officer has been sentenced to death on murder charges in western Herat province, an official said on Friday.

    Security and Crime

    Strike over Hazara killings cripples Quetta

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province was paralysed by a strike on Friday, a day after the killing of nine members of the minority Hazara community.

    Security and Crime

    10 militants eliminated in Badakhshan

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Ten insurgents have been killed during a clearing operation in the Darayem district of northeastern Badakhshan province, police claimed on Friday.

    Security and Crime

    Russian held in Afghanistan to be tried in US

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A Russian citizen, who is currently held at a detention facility in central Parwan province, would be transferred to the United States for trial by a federal court, a report said on Friday.

    Security and Crime

    2 policemen killed, 3 injured in Kapisa

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Two Public Order Police personnel have been killed and three others wounded in separate incidents in central Kapisa province, an official said on Friday.

    Security and Crime

    Farah intelligence officer gunned down

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): An intelligence officer was gunned down in an attack in western Farah province, officials said on Friday.


    Ahmadzai asks ex-VP to support new govt

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Thursday praised former vice-president Karim Khalili’s efforts at strengthening democracy, peace and reconstruction.

    Governance,Security and Crime

    State land recovered from ex-VP’s brother

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The Justice Department on Thursday said some 500 acres of state-owned land had been retaken from an influential figure in northern Baghlan province.