Latest News

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): An intense firefight continued between Afghan security forces and militants in southern Helmand province on Friday, leaving five Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 26 Tal

    Nov 28, 2014 - 14:16

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Friday welcomed the approval of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States and a Status of Force Agreement (SOFA) with NATO by the Meshrano Jirga.

    Security and Crime

    Khogyani mosque blast wounds 26

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Dozens of people were wounded on Friday afternoon when a bomb exploded inside a mosque in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province.


    4 police killed in Nawzad suicide bombing

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Four Public Order Police personnel were killed on Friday when an explosives-packed vehicle rammed into their post in southern Helmand province.


    Last weekend, the leaders of G20 economies arrived in Australia for the Brisbane Summit.

    Six years ago, the impacts of the global financial crisis reverberated throughout the world. While...


    KABUL (Pajhwok): Dr. Noor Mohammad Murad, Chief Executive Officer Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), has said the national side’s preparations for the World Cup are not confined to participation...

    Security and Crime

    Bomb-making centre discovered in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Intelligence operatives have discovered in Kabul a huge centre manufacturing suicide vests, magnetic bombs and other explosive devices, the National Directorate of Security claimed on Friday.


    US notes upturn in Kabul-Islamabad ties

    KABUL (Pajhwok): US troops staying in Afghanistan after 2014 will fight the Taliban only if they directly threaten them, support Al Qaeda or pose a strategic threat to Afghan National Security Forces, says an American diplomat.

    Security and Crime

    3 guesthouse attackers killed: Salangi

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Three suicide bombers were killed by police during an overnight attack on a foreign guesthouse in the Wazir Akbar Khan diplomatic district of Kabul, a senior Ministry of Interior official said on Friday.


    Terrorists can’t scuttle Afghan peace bid: UNSC

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned the Kabul attack, asserting that no terror act could reverse the path toward peace, democracy and stability in Afghanistan.

    EducationNo details available

    208 Paktika schools without buildings

    GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Of the 365 schools in southeastern Paktia province, 208 are without proper buildings, the education director said on Friday.

    Security and CrimeNo details available

    3 civilians injured in Balkh market blast

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Three civilians were wounded in an explosion in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, on Friday.


    Civil society seeks action over Paktika attack

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Civil society representatives on Friday called for a thorough investigation into a recent deadly bombing that killed scores of people in the Yahyakhel district of southeastern Paktika province.


    Talks with rebels called a futile exercise

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Residents of the Greshk district of restive southern Helmand province on Friday said the government should focus on strengthening security and eradicating terrorism instead of holding talks with anti-state elements.


    AFP launches blog dedicated to security

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Paris-based Agence France-Presse (AFP) has launched a blog entirely dedicated to security in the conviction that efficient sharing of information is the key to improving the safety of journalists working in danger zones.


    Text of president’s address to SAARC summit

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Given below is the text of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s address to the recent summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in Nepal:


    New Kandahar council chief vows new projects

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): The new provincial council chief on Thursday vowed to take solid steps towards improving security, bringing reforms to government entities, fighting corruption and resuming development activities in southern Kandahar province.