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KABUL (Pajhwok): Seven peopel were killed and 18 others, including civilians, wounded during a asuicide bombing of a vehicle of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in the Guzargah locality of Kabul on Saturday, acting Interior Minister Ayub Salangi... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO’s civilian spokesman Christopher Chambers said on Tuesday Afghan security forces had the capability of beating back the insurgency without combat support from the coalition after 2014.Addressing a press conference at the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Security Assistance Force Joint Command on Monday ceremonially ended its combat mission in Afghanistan. A ceremony in Kabul, attended by senior military commanders, marked the end to the 13-year NATO campaign... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) on Sunday held its first investigative conference on mining in Afghanistan, highlighting six basic problems crippling the sector. The news agency expressed its concerns about illegal mineral extractions... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A suicide attack in central Logar province killed 12 security personnel and wounded eight others, an official said on Saturday. Din Muhammad Darwesh, spokesman for the governor, told Pajhwok Afghan News two civilians died and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 20 tonnes of drugs were torched in Kabul on Wednesday when officials said Afghanistan needed international assistance in the fight against narcotics -- a top priority of the new government. About 360 kilograms of heroin,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Monday once again slammed Pakistan as a breeding ground for terrorists. Siddique Siddiqui, the MoI spokesman, told a press conference in Kabul 2014 was a challenging year for the Afghan security... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Thursday praised former vice-president Karim Khalili’s efforts at strengthening democracy, peace and reconstruction.Ahmadzai said this in a message read out to a gathering of more than one thousand... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Construction work on residential units in the Rehman Baba township in this central capital began on Wednesday. The housing scheme in Karta-e-Naw area covers 55 acres of land.Minister of Urban Development Hassan Abdul laid the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Monday organized a four-day long seminar to discuss establishment of ‘women cops councils’ which would address all outstanding issues faced by policewomen such as lack of transportation and harassment at... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): One civilian was killed and three others wounded when a car suicide attacker targeted a convoy of foreign forces in the capital Kabul along a major highway on Monday, an official said.Deputy interior minister Gen. Ayub Salangi said... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hailing achievements the Afghan forces made over the past 13 years, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Saturday said the incoming government should give priority to further strengthening their capability.Speaking at a news conference... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Powerful individuals, illegal commanders and armed men were involved in most of 245 sexual abuse cases occurred in various provinces over the past six months, a survey said on Wednesday.The survey by the New Afghanistan Women... read more
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Four civilians were wounded in a pre-noon explosion in the capital of northern Balkh province on Wednesday, an official said.The bomb exploded in the Ibn-i-Sena Square northeast of the Hazrat Ali (RA) mausoleum at 11am,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Princes Hindia, a daughter of former Afghan emperor Amanullah Khan, on Tuesday vowed to name government high-ups involved in land-grab incidents in the central capital.Addressing a news conference here, she said 350 acres of her... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fourteen police officials have been detained on charges of committing different crimes, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Monday.MoI spokesman Siddiqui Siddique told reporters in Kabul the ministry’s crime branch and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people in the capital Kabul held a protest demonstration against cross-border attacks by Pakistani troops into Dangam district of eastern Kunar province.
KABUL (Pajhwok): AT least three International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) soldiers were killed and several others wounded on Tuesday when their convoy was attacked by a suicide attacker in the capital Kabul, officials said.An Afghan security... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN-supervised recount and audit process supposed to sift out fraudulent votes from the June presidential election runoff has been completed, 50 days after it was launched, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Friday... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Following Balkh governor’s rhetoric to launch a protest movement if the election result favoured Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, Ahmad Zia Massoud warned on Wednesday that any step aimed at destabilising the country would not be acceptable.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday said the audit of 20,500 out of 23,000 ballot boxes or 90 percent of votes has been completed.IEC spokesman Noor Mohammad Noor told reporters 60 percent audit of 6,000 special... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The election watchdog on Tuesday said it found as valid votes from another two polling centres out of 69 sites earlier cancelled by the Independent Election Commission (IEC).The IEC had declared invalid votes from the 69 polling... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): For the first time, a Digital Television Broadcasting System (DTBS) has been launched in the capital Kabul on Sunday.Amirzai Sangin, Minister for Information Technology and Broadcasting (MITB) said the new system would enable most... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said the vote audit process was proceeding in the presence of Afghan and international observers.Representatives of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said the vote audit process was proceeding in the presence of Afghan and international observers.Representatives of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): As the stop-start vote audit process hit a new snag, the Afghan-led election watchdog announced receiving 25 complaints from the Change and Continuity team against invalidation of bogus votes.The announcement comes a day after the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Change and Continuity team, led by Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, on Wednesday announced shifting to the United Nations its responsibility to overseen the vote audit.The UN mission’s demand came as Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, leader of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) once again postponed for 24 hours the vote auditing process on Saturday after presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah disagreed with the UN-proposed criteria for invalidation of suspected... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ahmad Wali Masood, leader of Milli Agenda Conference (MAC), claimed on Wednesday his party had first floated the idea regarding the formation of a national unity government.Addressing a press conference here, Masood said MAC had... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): As the vote audit continues in Kabul, the Independent Election Commission IEC on Saturday affirmed its commitment to completing the process within four weeks.IEC spokesman Noor Muhammad Noor told reporters that 40 teams of the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union Election Assessment Team (EU EAT) said on Saturday it was actively observing the ongoing audit of the presidential run‐off vote.The EU EAT is the main international observer organisation participating in the audit... read more
SHARAN (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Wednesday said 42 people were killed and 67 others wounded in Tuesday’s suicide bombing in the Orgun district of southeastern Paktika province.The blast took place at around 11:00 on Tuesday in a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Civilian casualties in the country rose by 24 percent in the first half of the current year, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Wednesday.From January 1 to June 20, UNAMA documented 4,853 civilian... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok) The Independent Election Commission (IEC) finally announced the preliminary results of the presidential vote on Monday, with Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai taking lead over his rival.Addressing a well-attended news conference in Kabul,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday criticised the Presidential Palace and international originations for what it said interfering in the electoral process, asking the election body to handle the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 400 tankers reportedly transporting oil for security forces caught fire overnight in Paghman district outside the capital Kabul, an official said on Saturday.The Taliban said they launched a rocket attack on the tankers... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has resumed cooperation with the election management bodies, signalling progress in ending the political deadlock, an official said on Wednesday.On July 15, Abdullah urged the immediate... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok):  The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Tuesday said all allegations against Independent Election Commission (IEC) Secretary Ziaul Haq Amarkhel stood null and void after his resignation. Amarkhel announced... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN secretary-general’s deputy special representative for Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom, on Saturday announced a delay in the release of partial results from the runoff presidential election.At a news conference in Kabul, Haysom... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday rejected Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s call for suspending its secretary Ziaul Haq Amarkhel.    At a late-night news conference on Sunday, the presidential runner had... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The election watchdog on Sunday said it had so far received 275 complaints, including those lodged over the telephone, about fraud in the runoff presidential election.Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) spokesman... read more
KABUL (PAJHWOK): Afghan presidential election candidate Abdullah Abdullah cast his vote in a runoff race between him and his opponent Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on June 14.
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai and his 2nd Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili on Saturday exercised their voting right in the landmark presidential election, asking people to vote for a candidate of their choice. The voting process... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Findings revealed that attacks by anti-state elements and insurgents would step up with the support of regional intelligence networks until the polling day scheduled for June 14, a statement by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A child was killed and six others, including a police officer and his driver, wounded during an explosion in Pul-i-Charkhi locality of capital Kabul on Thursday morning, an official said.Brig. Gen. Gul Agha Pacha, crime branch chief... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday warned if the government failed to fire the officials allegedly involved in fraud and rigging, the panel would have to make public their names.Addressing a press conference on... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and nine others wounded on Monday when a bus of the Defence Ministry came under suicide bomb attack in the heavily-fortified central capital Kabul.The bomber ploughed his explosives-rigged motorbike into the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The minister of interior on Thursday said the second round of presidential polls would be more challenging, claiming foreign militants had sneaked into Afghanistan to disrupt the process.At a news conference in Kabul, Mohammad Omar... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s first satellite – AFGHANSAT 1 -- was formally launched on Saturday, with officials expecting a $15 million addition to the government’s annual revenue.Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Wednesday said ballots from 291 of 444 suspected polling sites had been found valid.IECC Secretary Mohammad Nadir Mohseni said the Independent Election Commission (IEC) had... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Complaint Commission (IECC) on Wednesday held a public hearing on assessing votes cast at 525 polling sites, an official said.Representatives of presidential runners, human rights and civil society... read more
KABUL, Apr 26, 2014: Civil society members protest against the mining law in Kabul.
KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential runner Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday asked the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to stop releasing further results until fraudulent votes were cleaned out.Ghani expressed his concern a day after the IEC... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A former justice minister and presidential candidate in the 2009 election on Saturday proposed an interim government be installed if the final results from the April 5 vote are feared causing  political differences.Abdul Sattar... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday released partial returns from last week’s presidential vote, showing Abdullah Abdullah in a tight race with his closest rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.Based on the 10 percent votes... read more
No one can win thru fraud: IECC from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Monday reiterated no candidate would be allowed to grab power through vote fraud.IECC officials held out the... read more
More than 7m Afghans exercise franchise from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): More than seven million (over 60 percent) Afghan voters on Saturday exercised their franchise in the landmark presidential and provincial polls, the Independent... read more
President Karzai, Qanuni cast ballots from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): As millions of Afghans went to the polls, President Hamid Karzai and his deputy Yunus Qanuni on Saturday exercised their voting right.Amid tight security... read more
748 polling sites to stay shut from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) security body on Sunday announced that 90 percent of polling stations across the country would remain open on April 5.The IEC’s security... read more
Attackers killed after 5-hour battle: Salangi from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): The attack on Independent Election Commission (IEC) headquarters in Kabul ended on Saturday evening with the killing of five assailants, the deputy interior... read more
Nawroz festival begins in Kabul from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): A ceremony marking the Nawroz festival got under way at the Presidential Palace in Kabul with the Afghan national dance called Atan on Thursday morning.The UN chief and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ten people, including five gunmen, were killed on Tuesday when a regional office of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Kabul came under attack.Two policemen, as many civilians and a provincial council runner were among the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Omar Daudzai on Tuesday promised the April 5 elections would be peaceful because his ministry had complete faith in the ability of Afghan security forces to deal with any challenge.Addressing a gathering in Kabul,... read more
KABUL (PAN): The run-off from the recent rains in the capital city of Kabul caused serious challenges for the local residents.  During the heavy rains most of the streets and lanes and roads were blocked.  Most traffic could not move... read more
Ghani promises key govt posts to women from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): Promising high government positions to women, front-line presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Sunday said he would bring to justice those involved in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok):  First-Vice president Field Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim died Sunday of natural causes, a presidential spokesman said.Aimal Faizi wrote on tweet "with deep sadness, the first vice president, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim has... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Celebrating International Women’s Day in Kabul, the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL) on Saturday said it was encouraging Afghan women to actively partake in the landmark elections.The function marking the women’s... read more
Mujahidin's role holds key to peace: Abdullah from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential contender Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday promised giving former jihadis a leading role in bringing peace and stability to the country, if he... read more
US should ignore Karzai remarks: Abdullah from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): Reacting to President Hamid Karzai’s recent remarks on the war in Afghanistan, front-line presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday urged the international... read more
IECC vetting more nomination papers from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said it had started evaluating nomination papers of another 400 provincial council candidates.IECC... read more
IECC vetting more nomination papers from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said it had started evaluating nomination papers of another 400 provincial council candidates.IECC... read more
IECC vetting more nomination papers from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday said it had started evaluating nomination papers of another 400 provincial council candidates.IECC... read more
20 ANA soldiers killed in Kunar attack from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 20 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed early Sunday morning when militants stormed their check-post in eastern Kunar province, officials said.A... read more
Beijing respects Kabul’s stance on BSA from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): Beijing on Saturday welcomed Kabul’s position on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA), saying that Afghan-American relations should be based on sovereign equality.... read more
IECC officers asked to show integrity from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) chief on Tuesday asked provincial chiefs to discharge their duties efficiently or face stern action.Speaking after... read more
Islamic Party also swings behind Ahmadzai from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): The Islamic Party, led by Azizullah Din Mohammad, on Monday pledged support to front-line presidential runner Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.President Hamid Karzai’s... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) contracted-civilians were killed in a suicide attack in the 12th police district of Kabul on Monday afternoon, officials said.The Ministry of Interior confirmed the bombing in... read more
If elected, Sayyaf to crack down on graft, drugs from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): Pledging to improve security in four months, presidential candidate Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf on Thursday said he would launch a crackdown on corrupt officials... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Leading presidential candidate Dr. Ashraf Ghani on Sunday identified economic, judicial and constitutional reforms, reigning in the bureaucracy and even-handed development of the country as his top priorities.While hitting the... read more
Afghanistan to be made economic hub: Qayyum from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential contender Abdul Qayyum Karzai has pledged to make Afghanistan an economic hub of the region, build close trade ties with neighbouring countries if he... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Four people were killed and 22 others injured during a Taliban suicide attack on a Ministry of Defence bus in the central capital Kabul on Sunday morning, officials said.The bombing took place in the Market area of Kart-i-Naw... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Interior Minister Mohammad Omar Daudzai on Wednesday said efforts to revive the stalled peace talks with the Taliban would continue whether or not the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) was signed.Addressing a seminar in Kabul, the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential contender Hidayat Amin Arsala says good governance, rule of law and speedy dispensation of justice tend to discourage the scourge of growing militancy and instability in Afghanistan.In his exclusive interview with... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday accused ‘foreign intelligence services’ of being behind the deadly attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the Wazir Akbar Khan diplomatic district in Kabul.The NSC, chaired by... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Sunday said the bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the US would help overcome insecurity that continued to pose a big challenge to bringing about... read more
KABUL (PAN): Presidential contender Abdur Rab Rassoul Sayyaf, blaming the government for what he called inconsistent policies to control terrorism and ensure economic growth, says he will work out effective policies to tackle challenges. In a... read more
KABUL (PAN): Top presidential contender Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai says, if elected, he will ensure implementation of rule of law and update the nation on the performance of his governance every six months.“I will appoint 15,000 individuals,... read more
KABUL (PAN): Presidential contender Daud Sultanzoyi has said he will implement country’s law irrespective of one’s social standing and hold well-off accountable if he wins the upcoming elections.In his exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News,... read more
KABUL (PAN): Key opposition leader Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has termed President Hamid Karzai’s new conditions for signing a vitally important security deal with the US until after next year’s elections as impractical and personal.In an exclusive... read more
KABUL (PAN): Scotching speculation, presidential contender Gul Agha Sherzai said on Wednesday he would not withdraw from the race in favour of any aspirant.Addressing a news conference in Kabul, the former Nangarhar governor said such rumours were... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday said he would consult with Loya Jirga and US leaders on amendments to the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) before signing the vital security pact. However, he gave no clear timeframe.  “We want... read more
KABUL (PAN): The consultative Loya Jirga on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States entered its final day on Sunday, when almost all 50 committee heads recommended the pact should be signed withing six weeks.Najiba Hussaini,... read more
KABUL (PAN): Former president and consultative Loya Jirga chairman, Sibghatullah Mujaddedi, on Saturday opined the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and United States should be signed before the presidential vote.As the 50 jirga... read more
KABUL (PAN): The consultative Loya Jirga started debating remaining parts of the text of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United States on the third day of proceedings on Saturday. Amid tight security... read more
Loya Jirga proceedings begin amid tight security from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said he had received a letter from his American counterpart, promising respect for Afghanistan’s sovereignty and seeking... read more
Loya Jirga proceedings begin amid tight security from Pajhwok Afghan News.KABUL (PAN): Amid tight security arrangements, the four-day Loya Jirga on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US got under way in Kabul on Thursday (today) morning... read more
KABUL (PAN): The number of presidential runners has gone up in the wake of thoroughgoing investigations into objections, the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) said on Tuesday. The watchdog had started investigating complaints... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Monday said its investigations into objections would be completed later in the day and the final list of candidates submitted to the election commission tomorrow (Tuesday). Reda... read more
KABUL (PAN): At least 10 people were killed and several others wounded when powerful explosion rocked the Polytechnic area of the central capital Kabul on Saturday afternoon, officials said, fearing heavy casualties. The incident took place at 3.... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Musharikat-i-Milli party on Tuesday alleged Iran and Pakistan were trying to interfere in the Afghan presidential elections by supporting certain candidates. Najibullah Kabuli, the party chief, told a meeting in the central capital... read more
KABUL (PAN) : Women's rights activists during a rally over the women’s safety in Kabul. The women asked the government for women’s safety during the rally.Women stage rally for their safety from Pajhwok Afghan News .
JALALABAD (PAN): Intelligence operatives in eastern Laghman province have detained 21 children, some as young as 7, being taken to Pakistan for receiving suicide attack training, an official said on Thursday.The children, aged between 7 and 12 years... read more
KABUL (PAN): A first ever military academy has been inaugurated in a move to strengthen the capacity and enhance professionalism of Afghan National Army (ANA) officers, an official said on Wednesday.Addressing a press conference, Brig Gen. Mohammad... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) on Wednesday appealed presidential and provincial council candidates to approach local printing industries trading in election campaign materials as part of electioneering ahead of next... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan Air Force officially received two C-130 transportation aircrafts during a ceremony in Kabul, the Ministry of Defence said late on Wednesday, amid calls for international efforts to strengthen the nascent force.Defence... read more
KABUL (PAN): With the presidential race gradually picking up steam, more candidates on Saturday formally filed their nomination papers with the Independent Election Commission (IEC) for the 2014 vote.On the penultimate day of the three-week... read more
KABUL (PAN): Key opposition leader Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday filed nomination papers for next year’s presidential elections with the Independent Election Commission (IEC) main office in Kabul.Abdullah, the National Coalition of Afghanistan,... read more
Military Hospital-related misconduct has been prolonged due to an incomplete investigation, weak indictment and prosecution, Officials said.“On a positive note, there has been some progress in implementing MEC’s recommendations related to funding... read more
KABUL (PAN): A large number of people coming all the way from central Uruzgan province staged a protest rally in Kabul on Monday, calling for the public hanging of a serial killer, Hakimullah Shujayee.Shujayee, a resident of southern Ghazni province... read more
KABUL (PAN): NATO officials on Monday said signing the proposed security agreement between Afghanistan and the US was a mutual contact between the two countries and the alliance would welcome and support it.Christopher Chambers, NATO senior civilian... read more
KABUL (PAN): Twenty-eight people have been suggested to President Hamid Karzai, who will pick nine of them as Independent Election Commission members, Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar said on Sunday.A joint commission of both houses of... read more
 KABUL (PAN): Documentary proofs of 72 lawmakers’ involvement in illegal activities are being provided to prosecutors and courts, a Ministry of Interior (MoI) official said on Wednesday.  Hours after being voted out by the Wolesi Jirga,... read more
KABUL (PAN): Calling his dismissal a conspiracy, Interior Minister Lt. Gen. Mujtaba Patang on Monday vowed to raise a legal challenge to the Wolesi Jirga’s move.While bringing a no-confidence motion against him, lawmakers accused the minister of... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Monday called 2013 a deadly year and said militants, aided by their foreign allies, were out to disrupt the security situation and control certain areas of the country.Addressing a joint press conference... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Cooperation Council of Political Parties and Coalitions of Afghanistan (CCPPCA) at a gathering on Sunday announced that the Jirga proposed by President Hamid Karzai to review the Afghan-U.S. Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) is... read more
KABUL (PAN): Dozens of people on Monday staged a protest against Kabul police for killing seven people in the Deh Sabz district of the capital.Seven civilians were killed and several others wounded last week during a clash between police and... read more
KABUL (PAN): All suicide bombers trying to storm the heavily-fortified Presidential Palace have been killed by security personnel, a police officer said on Tuesday.The assailants were travelling in two Land Cruiser jeeps, Kabul's deputy police chief... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior on Saturday took charge of training responsibility from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) at the Kabul Police Training Centre.The training centre commander, Brig. Gen. Abdul Baseer Syedkheli,... read more
KABUL (PAN): With the hoisting of the Afghan national flag, the control of the notorious Bagram Detention Centre was transferred from US troops to local personnel at a ceremony in the central province of Parwan on Monday, officials said.Bagram... read more
KABUL (PAN): Four people were killed and three others wounded in a suicide blast near the Italian embassy in the Shash Darak locality of Kabul on Saturday, an official said. Offices of Radio and Television of Afghanistan (RTA), Afghan Films, the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghan and NATO officials said they were focused on sharing intelligence and cultural training to check green-on-blue attacks.Since the beginning of the current year, 45 International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology on Sunday said that half a million people in remote and impassable areas of the country would benefit from telecom services in the near futureThe ministry says more than 85... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology said the government IT systems were insecure, but a policy to prevent cyber attacks was being introduced in the near future.The first-ever "National Policy on Cyber Security"... read more
KABUL (PAN): A NATO civilian official on Monday said that the fourth group of transition areas was expected to be announced this autumn, with the fifth and final round beginning somewhere around the middle of next year. “The third group of... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two International Security Assistance Force service members died when a member of the Afghan National Army turned his weapon against ISAF service members in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the alliance and officials said. Spokesman of... read more
KABUL (PAN): Former border police commander in eastern Afghanistan Aminullah Amarkhail (right) attends a joint press conference with Wafaq-e-Melli party leader in Kabul about periodic cross-border shelling from Pakistan into eastern Kunar province.... read more
KABUL (PAN): Thirty-four foreign soldiers have killed in insider attacks since the beginning of 2012, but such incidents would not have any negative impact on cooperation with Afghan security personnel, the NATO-led force said.At a media briefing in... read more
KABUL (PAN): Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul is leaving for Saudi Arabia on Sunday to attend an extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), an official said.OIC foreign ministers would discuss the summit... read more
KABUL (PAN): Assuaging concerns over the withdrawal of foreign troops, NATO on Monday renewed pledged Afghanistan would be allowed never again to become a safe haven for terrorists.“That is what everyone is working on together jointly... read more
KABUL (PAN): The foreign ministry on Sunday said it would take the issue of cross-border attacks from Pakistan into Afghanistan to the powerful United Nations Security Council (UNSC) if the government directed to do so.Hundreds of rockets and... read more
KABUL (PAN): A member of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghan spy network, was in an exchange of fire in Kabul on Saturday, officials said.A guard and a civilian were wounded in the incident in the Hussainkhel area of the 12th... read more
KABUL (PAN): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Monday said it could neither verify nor reject claims of cross-border incursions from Pakistani territory into the eastern province of Kunar.The NATO-led force, having no... read more
KABUL (PAN): A recently named 15-members squad is leaving for Australia on Friday, almost three weeks ahead of the Under-19 World Cup, scheduled to start in August, officials said on Thursday.Javed Ahmadi is the team’s skipper, Shabir Noori his... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said next presidential and provincial council elections would be held as scheduled in line with the Afghan constitution, despite problems and challenges. Addressing a... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan National Coalition (ANC) on Tuesday criticised the government for failing to punishing criminals involved in high-profile serial killings and urged President Hamid Karzai to respond to the public over the issue.ANC head... read more
KABUL (PAN): High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOOAC) head Azizullah Lodin on Sunday said the fight against graft could succeed only when security problems were overcome and the general public supported the drive.Addressing a... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan National Front on Saturday accused the Afghan leadership of trying to form a coalition government with the Taliban and Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), with Pakistan’s support.The government wants to... read more
KABUL (PAN): Hizb-i-Islami chief Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, calling for free and fair presidential and provincial council elections, on Thursday announced the party would fully participate in the 2014 ballots.Addressing thousands of party workers... read more
KABUL (PAN): Armed insurgents were mounting more attacks against Afghan security than on international troops, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) official said on Wednesday.MoD spokesman Gen. Zahir Azimi told a news briefing in Kabul there had been a... read more
KABUL (PAN): NATO on Monday asked Afghanistan to put its house in order, a day after foreign donors pledged billions of dollars in aid to the impoverished nation to help fix its brittle economy and sustain itself once foreign troops end combat... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai’s political rival Dr. Abdullah Abdullah denounced Karzai’s recent remarks that the Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan and Jamiat-i-Islami once turned Kabul into ruins as unjustified, insulting and unacceptable.Karzai... read more
KABUL (PAN): Eleven people were killed and nearly 155 others injured when gas cylinders stored in a factory exploded, igniting a massive blaze in the Paktia Kot locality on the eastern outskirts of central capital Kabul, authorities said on... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three civilians were killed and 28 others wounded in a gas cylinder explosion inside a busy market in the capital Kabul on Tuesday, the Ministry of Interior said.The blast, which took place in a medical store in front of Parwan Hotel in... read more
KABUL (PAN): A former lawmaker, Abdul Kabir Ranjbar, who faces charges of rape and abducting a young girl, on Sunday urged President Karzai to intervene into his case and ensure a fair trial for him.Ranjbar was arrested by the Attorney General’... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology seized six illegal SIM (subscriber identity module) in Kabul, officials said on Monday.The SIM boxes used for incoming international calls in the fourth and 11th police... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Defence on Wednesday said they have launched a new operation named Naveed across the country to bolster security of highways, logistic convoys and during security transition.The spokesman for the Ministry of Defence... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Attorney General Office (AGO) on Tuesday accused a neighbouring intelligence agency of plotting the 2011 attack on a shrine in Kabul, where 80 people were killed.Besides the heavy death toll, over 200 were also wounded when a... read more
KABUL (PAN): NATO Senior Civilian Representative Ambassador Simon Gass on Monday welcomed the commitments held out by last week’s Heart of Asia conference in Kabul.The participants agreed on confidence-building measures in areas such as... read more
KABUL (PAN): Seventy-two people linked to human trafficking were arrested this year, while 40,000 Afghans smuggled into Turkey are languishing in bad conditions, an official said.General crime branch chief at the Ministry of Interior (MoI), Maj... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Interior on Sunday warned that speeding police vehicle drivers would face harsh punishment as they pose serious threat to other road users.The ministry’s spokesperson, Ghulam Siddique Siddiqui, while addressing a... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Counternarcotics Ministry is trying to engage religious scholars and prayer leaders in tackling the growing menace of narcotics in Afghanistan, home to nearly a million drug addicts, officials on Saturday.Addressing a two-day... read more
KABUL (PAN): Newly graduated Afghan National Army (ANA) officers during a graduation ceremony at ANA Training Center in Pul-i-Charkhi locality of Kabul. Up to 1,600 officers, including 16 females, were awarded certificates on completing a... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan National Army (ANA) officers who were asked to go on early retirement staged a protest, blocking the doors of Finance Ministry, for not implementing the minister's council decree on the distribution of residential plots... read more
KABUL (PAN): During an unannounced visit to Kabul, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned on Thursday that Washington's patience with Islamabad on rebel sanctuaries was fraying.As long as terrorist hideouts existed in Pakistan, peace and stability... read more
KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of angry youths protested on Wednesday in the capital against Iran’s cultural invasion and execution of Afghan nationals in the neighbouring country.The morning demonstration started from Shahr-i-Naw Park and concluded in... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Tuesday said it has met the required standards to apply for full member status of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) at its upcoming meeting in Malaysia. ACB chief executive Dr. Hamid... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan Women's Network (AWN) expressed concern over burning schools and poisoning students as such heinous crimes were aimed at reducing girl's morale.  According to the Ministry of Education, 1,100 school students, mostly... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan’s first vice president on Sunday said that government was ready to meet Taliban's reasonable conditions, but the leader of the National Front described the Taliban as a terrorist group and killers of Jihadi leaders.... read more
KABUL (PAN): People coming all the way from Logar provinces on Wednesday staged separate protest demonstrations against their provincial governor in the central capital Kabul.They made demands, calling for their governor to be removed from office... read more
KABUL (PAN): Representatives of National Youth Jirga of Afghanistan attend a press conference in Kabul.The jirga presented its proposals on peace parleys , possible military bases of foreign troops, unemployment and corruption to the government and... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday said international assistance “is not charity for Afghanistan, but a necessary investment in lasting peace in the entire region.”“I am confident that decisions on Afghanistan taken at NATO’... read more
KABUL (PAN): An Afghanistan civil society coalition reminded global community not to slash their financial aid to Kabul, as the country is yet to reach self-sufficiency level and funds were needed to improve crucial social infrastructure... read more
KABUL (PAN): Regardless of the approvals of legislative, judicial and presidential decree, the Mashrano Jirga’s (Upper House)  financial, economic and budgetary commission on Saturday suggested that the 89 shops owned by Milli-Bus Department... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology said on Wednesday the sector had attracted an investment of $1.7 billion, providing work opportunities for more than 110,000 people.Currently covering 86 percent areas... read more
KABUL (PAN): While Afghan national security forces gradually take over security affairs, NATO troops would support the country in combat operations, if necessary, especially after 2014, an ISAF spokesman said on Monday.“As... read more
KABUL (PAN): A civil society movement on Tuesday urged the Attorney General Office (AGO) to review the arrest of nine Ministry of Finance employees in connection with corruption and embezzlements of funds, as there were discrepancies in their... read more
KABUL (PAN): Several leading media outlets on Monday announced the formation of a grouping called the Afghan Independent Media Consortium (AIMC) aimed at creating a vibrant media industry that would help build a peaceful Afghanistan.The... read more
KABUL (PAN): The National Coalition of Afghanistan on Monday accused the government of trying to limit the international community’s role in elections and other issues in the name of Afghanisation.“The government is trying to weaken the democracy,... read more
KABUL (PAN): The National Participation Front (NPF) head on Sunday accused the Iranian Revolutionary Guards of plotting to assassination him, but the Iranian embassy in Kabul dismissed the claims as baseless.   Over the past three... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan National Front, voicing its opposition to US military bases in the country, on Saturday strongly condemned the Quran burning incident at the Bagram airbase and called foreign troops’ presence an insult to Islam.The... read more
KABUL (PAN): Hyun Kubis, Special representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan addresses a press conference regarding the alleged sacrilege by US-forces in Kabul."The alleged perpetrators who were involved in the alleged burning of the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Lawmaker Haji Allah Gull Mujahid addresses a gathering denoucing the alleged burning of the Quran by US forces at Bagram Airbase. “Afghans are able to defend the Quran and theirs borders,” Mujahid said.PAJHWOK/Atuallah Khpelwak
KABUL (PAN): National Solidarity Movement of Afghanistan leader Eng. Muhammad Aman Khairi addresses a press conference in Kabul.He said government departments were rife with corruption and unable to do away with the menace.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpelwak
KABUL (PAN): Locals take part in funeral ceremony of a street vendor who was shot dead by some bodyguards of an unknown government official during the fourth day of consecutive protest against the alleged burning of the Quran in capital city of Kabu... read more
KABUL (PAN): Thousands of people continued protests for a third consecutive day on Thursday in the capital Kabul and elsewhere in the country against the alleged burning of the Quran by US troops at the Bagram Airbase, witnesses said.People... read more
KABUL (PAN): At least eight people were killed and 21 others wounded as protests over alleged burning of the Quran by US troops at the Bagram Airbase continued across Afghanistan for a second day on Wednesday, officials and witnesses said.Six... read more
KABUL (PAN): Hundreds of people, protesting against the alleged burning of the Holy Quran by US troops at the Bagram Airbase in central Parwan province, blocked the Kabul-Jalalabad highway on Tuesday.The protestors -- carrying white flags and... read more
KABUL (PAN): Siddiq Siddiqi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, speaks at a press conference in Kabul."Security personnel of eastern Kunar province have detained four people on the charge of taking 41 Afghan children to the Pakistani seminaries... read more
KABUL (PAN): Negotiations over a strategic cooperation agreement with the United States are going in the right direction, a foreign ministry official said on Sunday, days after the talks resumed.“A fresh round of talks will take place in Kabul... read more
KABUL (PAN): ISAF communication director Gen. Boone (first from left) along with director for ISAF air operations Air Commodore Mike Wigston attends a joint press conference in Kabul.They, confirming Kapisa civilians death in ISAF bombardment, said... read more
KABUL (PAN): A NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) spokesman on Monday said an investigation was underway into the death of eight children after an airstrike in central Kapisa province.ISAF spokesman Brig. Gen. Carsten... read more
KABUL, Feb 13, 2012: Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez addresses a press conference during his visit to Kabul on Monday.“American investors will be encouraged to devote investment in Afghanistan as representatives... read more
KABUL (PAN): Counter-Narcotics Minister Zarrar Ahmad Muqbil Osmani addresses participants in coordination workshop of poppy eradication for season 2012 in Kabul.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpelwak
KABUL (PAN): Representatives of various tribe from eastern Laghman province attend a gathering in Kabul.They asked the government to establish three more administrative units in the province.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpelwak
KABUL (PAN): Three key Taliban assassins accused of killing senior security and government officials, including Kunduz governor, have been arrested in the Jabalus Saraj district of central Parwan province, the spy service said on Tuesday.The... read more
KABUL (PAN): Displaced by the conflict, a number of families living in their temporary settlements in Chahrah-i-Qamber locality of Kabul have called for winter supplies to deal with extreme cold-weather conditions.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpelwak
KABUL (PAN): Representative from central Kabul province in Lower House Muhmmad Yunus Qanoni speaks at a gathering marking the Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birth of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), in Kabul. The gathering was organized by Afghanistan's... read more
KABUL (PAN): While reiterating stout support for the Afghan-led peace negotiations with the Taliban, Pakistan said on Wednesday it was not following a hidden agenda in the conflict-torn country.Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, on a fence-... read more
KABUL (PAN): The British ambassador to Afghanistan on Wednesday said his country was committed to supporting the Afghan government’s fight against narcotics.In addition to support for good governance and implementation of the constitution,... read more
KABUL (PAN): While reiterating stout support for the Afghan-led peace negotiations with the Taliban, Pakistan said on Wednesday it was not following a hidden agenda in the conflict-torn country.Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, on a fence-... read more
KABUL (PAN): Interior Minister Bismillah Mohammadi addresses a conference on an annual survey, which showed that 81 percent of Afghans had respected the Afghan police, here in Kabul on Tuesday.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpelwak
KABUL (PAN): Chief executive of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), Nasimullah Danish, speaks to the media people regarding the issue of including cricket as a subject of the curriculum of the Ministry of Education here in Kabul on Monday. Ministry... read more
KABUL (PAN): The first-ever professional and academic training institute for media people was inaugurated in Kabul on Sunday, officials said.The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) chief executive,Abdul Mujeeb... read more
KABUL, Jan 24, 2011: Officials from National Olympic Committee present a souvenir two famous Afghan singers -- Taher Shabab and Seddiq Shabab -- on behalf of the committee in Kabul. The brothers dedicated their new song to the committee to... read more
KABUL (PAN): A man was freed and his kidnappers were arrested during an operation by Afghan security personnel in Kabul on Tuesday, police said.The group that abducted the man from the fourth police district was busted in the 11th police... read more
KABUL (PAN): A police officer is posed after he was detained on the charge of trafficking drugs in Kabul.The officer was detained when he tried to smuggle 130 kg of heroin into Kabul, an official said.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpelwak
KABUL (PAN): Leader of the Afghanistan's National Coalition, Dr Abdullah Abdullah, speaks at a press conference in Kabul.Abdullah, criticising peace talks between the US and Taliban, said the reconciliation effort must be Afghan-led.PAJHWOK/... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Interior Minister Spokesperson Ghulam Sadiq Siddiqui, flanked by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) spokesman, Carsten Jacobson, addresses a press conference in Kabul on Monday.“Efforts at making Afghan local police... read more
KABUL (PAN): Former Taliban ambassador to Pakistan, Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, has said he has no doubt regarding Taliban's sincerity about peace talks, if the US remained serious."The negotiations could provide a platform for a similar effort... read more
KABUL, Jan 10, 2012: The control of all jails and detention centres across the country was transferred from the Ministry of Justice to the Ministry of Interior, officials said on Tuesday.An agreement to the effect had been signed with Justice... read more
KABUL, Jan 09, 2011: A number of bus and coaster drivers stage a protest demonstration against traffic police in west of Kabul.They accused traffic police of taking money under the pretext of fines.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpelwak
KABUL, Jan 05, 2012: Police rescued a trader from being kidnapped after a half an hour gun-battle with the kidnappers in central Kabul province, an official said on Thursday.The trader, identified as Sawdagar was on his home when unknown gunmen... read more
KABUL, Jan 05, 2012: The Interior Ministry said Thursday it would dissolve a private security firm after its four employees, including two Britons, were arrested in Kabul with unregistered AK-47 assault rifles.The four arrested men, ---two... read more
 KABUL 04 Jan, 2012 (PAN): Some Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday said both parliamentarians and government officials had violated the country's constitution since its approval in 2004.Without a vote of confidence from the lower house of... read more
 KABUL, Jan 01, 2012: (PAN) The NATO-led forces had made incredible seizures of drugs in Afghanistan last year, dealing a blow to the finances of the Taliban-led insurgents, a spokesman for the multinational force said on Monday.... read more
KABUL, Jan 01, 2012: Lutfullah Mashal, Spokesman for National Directory of Security (NDS), talks to media here in Kabul. Two terrorist groups were detained by NDS officials in Kabul City, Mashal said. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
KABUL, Dec 31, 2011: A teenage married girl, who was locked up in a toilet for six months by her in-laws in northern Baghlan province, is now in stable condition, Acting Public Health Minister Dr Suraya Dalil told media.PAJHWOK/ Ataullah... read more
KABUL, Dec, 28, 2011: Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani shakes hand with head of CNPCI firm Lu Gong Xung during after signing a contract in Kabul.Under the contract, the Chinese firm would jointly explore gas and oil in the Amu River field in... read more
KABUL, Dec 26, 2011: The death toll from the consumption of poisonous alcohol at an engagement ceremony in Kabul has reached seven, after two more died in hospitals, officials and witnesses said on Sunday.  The incident took place on... read more
KABUL, Dec 27, 2011: Civil Society activists, Selai Ghafar and Salam Baari, address a press conference in Kabul.They asked the government to implement decisions made at the second International Bonn Conference.PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
KABUL, Dec 24, 2011: The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) chief on Saturday voiced concern at the government's new aviation policy allowing more foreign airlines international flights from the Kabul airport.Currently, Fly... read more
KABUL, Dec 22, 2011: A child from displaced family migrated from southern Helmand province to Kabul, walks in a street to earn livelihood for his family in Charahi-i- Qamber locality of Kabul. A large number of families displaced by the... read more
KABUL, Dec 21, 2011: A bulldozer of Kabul Municipality removes a roadside cabin after the Kabul Municipality launched an anti-encroachment drive in the eighth police district of the capital city. A large number of illegal shops and booths were... read more
KABUL, Dec 20, 2011: A total 230 workers of private security firms on Tuesday joined the Public Protection Force (PPF) after receiving a three-week training in capital city of Kabul, Director General of Public Protection Force, Maj. Gen.... read more
KABUL, Dec 19, 2011: Despite renewed objections from President Hamid Karzai, NATO on Monday said US-led forces will increasingly take the lead in night-raids, insisting not a single shot was fired in 85 percent of such operations... read more
KABUL, Dec 18, 2011: An international standard cricket stadium has been inaugurated in capital city of Kabul on Sunday.The stadium was constructed with the cost of almost one million US dollars (48790000 afghanis) provided by the United States... read more
KABUL, Dec 18, 2011: Da Afghanistan Bank, central bank, on Sunday asked private banks not to open new accounts for customers under Islamic banking until a draft law in this regard was approved.Of 17 banks, including three state-run, nine banks... read more
KABUL, Nov 28, 2011: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran on Monday promised to enhance regional cooperation in countering drug smuggling and narcotics production.Counternarcotics ministers from the three countries agreed at a meeting in Kabul to... read more
KABUL, Nov 28, 2011: More than 70 percent of urban centres across Afghanistan are unplanned due to the government's failure to provide the required civic amenities, officials said on Sunday."The government has no capacity to upgrade cities; it... read more
KABUL, Nov 23, 2011: A 150-page draft report on overall security and measures to control the situation would be submitted soon to President Hamid Karzai, the Ministry of Defence announced on Wednesday.The draft envisages the lead role for the... read more
KABUL, Nov 23, 2011: Nine alleged militants including a member of Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistan (ISI) trying to disrupt the traditionalLoya Jirga on the strategic cooperation deal with the United States were busted, Maj. Gen. Qadam... read more
KABUL, Nov 21, 2011: Ten militant groups trying to disrupt the traditionalLoya Jirga on the strategic cooperation deal with the United States were busted in Kabul, an intelligence official said on Monday.The groups were instructed to... read more
KABUL, Nov 18, 2011: The traditional Loya Jirga on the strategic cooperation agreement with the United States started a debate on a mechanism for peace negotiations with Afghan insurgents on Friday.The Loya Jirga Secretariat provided... read more
KABUL, Nov 18, 2011: As differences among its committees on evolving a mechanism for peace negotiations with the insurgents persisted, the ongoing Loya Jirga could be extended, an official indicated on Friday.Forty committees have... read more
KABUL, Nov 16, 2011: The traditional Loya Jirga on the strategic cooperation agreement with the US and setting up a mechanism for peace talks with Afghan militants commenced amid tight security in capital Kabul on Wednesday.The Afghan... read more
KABUL, Nov 14, 2011: A 10-member terrorist group, plotting to launch an attack on the Parliament building, has been arrested in the capital Kabul, the spy service said on Monday.The group members, included four Pakistani nationals, were... read more
KABUL, Nov 13, 2011: Opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah, calling the traditional Loyar Jirga as  unconstitutional, on Sunday said his Hope and Change party would not participate in the event due on November 16 in Kabul.More than... read more
KABUL, Nov 03, 2011: Former Interior Minister Muhammad Hanif Atmar along with other officials attends a gathering to officially announce the establishment of Right and Justice Party (RJP) in Kabul. Atmar termed the current security situation of the... read more
KABUL, Oct 30, 2011: The French government has provided the draft of a long-term strategic cooperation agreement, expected to be signed ahead of the second Bonn conference on December 5, to the Afghan government, a foreign ministry official... read more
KABUL, Oct 29, 2011: Thirteen International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops were among 18 people killed in a car suicide bombing in Afghanistan's heavily fortified capital Kabul on Saturday, officials said.The attacker detonated his... read more
KABUL, Oct 29, 2011: The Security Transition Board on Saturday reviewed the first phase of security transfer and decided to brief President Hamid Karzai a day later on the second phase of process, officials said.Chaired by Dr. Ashraf Ghani... read more
KABUL, Oct 26, 2011: The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on Wednesday announced the 17 provinces where the second phase of security transition to Afghan forces would take place.At a conference with governors in Kabul today,... read more
KABUL, Oct 24, 2011: Hundreds of people on Monday staged a protest demonstration in the capital Kabul, opposing permanent US military bases in the country.Organised by the National United Front (NUF), the protesters, including former mujahedeen... read more
KABUL, Oct 18, 2011: An operation involving Afghan and NATO-led forces has been launched to purge border areas in southern and eastern Afghanistan of Haqqani network militants, the defence minister announced on Tuesday.Gen. Abdul... read more
KABUL, Oct 17, 2011: More than 150,000 people of remote areas will have access to telecommunication services next year, the deputy ministry of communications and information technology said on Monday.A contract for a $9.1 million project,... read more
KABUL, Oct 12, 2011: Thirty-one Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 118 militants were killed in less than three weeks across the country, the defence ministry said on Wednesday.About 230 armed insurgents were detained during the period in... read more
KABUL, Oct 11, 2011: A number of Kabul residents chants anti-Pakistan slogans during a protest demonstration in Afghan capital Kabul. Organised by Hezb-e Musharekat-e Milli (National Participation Party), hundreds of protesters took part in the... read more
KABUL, Oct 09, 2011: The public health ministry officials on Sunday warned the female parliamentarian, who had gone on hunger strike for the eighth consecutive day, would face serious kidney and stomach problems if continued the strike for a... read more
KABUL, Oct 08, 2011: Two women purchase women-made antiques during a two-day Exhibition of Afghan Women's Products and Services in Kabul.PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
KABUL, Oct 04, 2011: A senior National Directorate of Security (NDS) official on Tuesday accused the Pakistani government of refusing to cooperate with the investigation into the assassination of High Peace Council chairman, Prof.... read more
KABUL, Oct 02, 2011: Afghan President Hamid Karzai will visit New Delhi soon for talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about recent developments in the country, an official said on Sunday.Last week, Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul... read more
KABUL, Sept 28, 2011: Kabul City Mayor Eng. Muhammad Yunus Nawandish briefs participants during the Second Scientific and Research Seminar of Milad-e-Kabul in Kabul.PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
KABUL, Sept 27, 2011: Hundreds of Afghans on Tuesday took to the streets in Kabul against the assassination of former president Burhanuddin Rabbani, seeking stringent punishment for the perpetrators.The High Peace Council chairman was... read more
KABUL, Sept 26, 2011: Lieutenant Gen. Baaz Muhammad Ahmadi, Deputy of Counter-Narcotics of Home Ministry briefs media here in Kabul on Monday.“More than 46 tons of narcotics and chemicals along with 95 alleged smugglers have been captured over the... read more
KABUL, Sept 23, 2011: Top peace negotiator Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani was laid to rest in the Wazir Akbar Khan diplomatic district of Kabul on Friday afternoon, amid rowdy scenes and in the absence of President Hamid Karzai.The funeral... read more
KABUL, Sept 22, 2011: Member of High Peace Council Rahmatullah Wahidyar, who was superficially wounded in the suicide attack that left Prof. Rabani dead, along with a media officer of the National Directorate for Security (NDS) talk to the... read more
KABUL, Sept 21, 2011: Many government and non-government officials on Wednesday gathered in the house of Rabani for an hour to pay respect and offer condolence to his bereaved family.First vice president Muhammad Qasim Fahim, former Interior... read more
KABUL, Sept 20, 2011: High Peace Council Chairman Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani was assassinated along with three members of his panel in a suicide attack on his residence in Kabul on Tuesday evening, an official said.The 101st Asmayee Zone... read more
KABUL, Sept 18, 2011: Spokesperson for the Ministry of Counter-Narcotics Abdul Qayum Samer talks to Pajhwok Afghan News regarding poppy-eradication drive during an exclusive interview in Kabul.“The eradication process of poppy have been quicken... read more
KABUL, Sept 17, 2011: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued two types of computerised passports to diplomats and public servants, an official said on Saturday.Printed according to international standards, the computerised passports would help... read more
KABUL, Sept 14, 2011: Seven people, including four policemen, were killed and 17 others wounded in back-to-back militant attacks in the capital Kabul on Tuesday, an official said on Wednesday.Several gunmen, equipped with heavy and light weapons,... read more
KABUL, Sept 13, 2011: At least three policemen and two suicide attackers were killed and six others, including four civilians, wounded in three back-to-back explosions -- followed by gunfire -- in Kabul on Tuesday, security officials said.One... read more
KABUL, Sept 07, 2011: Outraged over the non-implementation of the special tribunal's verdict, a number of unsuccessful 2010 parliamentary election candidates, coming all the way from central Maidan Wardak province, on Wednesday set up a protest... read more
KABUL, Sept 06, 2011: A number of failed candidates of the last year’s parliamentary election and thousands of their supporters, some carrying weapons, have staged a huge demonstration in Maidan Shahr, the capital city of central Wardak... read more
KABUL, Sept 06, 2011: President Karzai said on Tuesday that Afghan youth have high potentials and Afghanistan will become  the strongest nations of the world if its youth use their aptitudes. Addressing the second Afghan Youth High... read more
KABUL, Sept 05, 2011:  Summoned by Mashrano Jirga, the Kabul City mayor, Muhammad Yunus Nawandish, addresses senators during Monday’s Mashrano Jirga session in Kabul.“More than 90 towns have been illegally constructed in Kabul City,” Nawandish... read more
KABUL, Sep 03, 2011: Security forces on Saturday barred nine unseatedWolesi Jirga members from entering the house to allow as many newly declared winners of last year's parliamentary election to replace them in light of a decision of the... read more
KABUL, August 27, 2011: Two Parliamentary blocs came to blows Saturday in a dispute over the recent decision of the Independent Election Commission (IEC).The IEC, Afghanistan’s supreme electoral authority, announced on Sunday, August 21, that... read more
KABUL, August 25, 2011: A number of failed candidates belonging to Failed Candidates’ Union (FCU) during a press conference asked government for the nullification of Sep-18 parliamentary election on Thursday. “The recent election caused... read more
KABUL, August 24, 2011:  The Independent Election Commission (IEC) had granted Parliament membership to nine candidates who have been declared as winners to replace as many sitting disqualified MPs, an official said on Wednesday."... read more
KABUL, August 23, 2011: Losing candidates, accusing the British Embassy and the United Nations of influencing the Independent Election Commission (IEC), staged a protest in Kabul on Tuesday, demanding implementation of the Special Electoral... read more
KABUL, August 22, 2011: Areas for the second phase of transition from foreign troops to Afghan forces would be identified next month, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) announced on Monday.A joint assessment by NATO ... read more
KABUL, August 21, 2011:  The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday disqualified nine sitting MPs in favour of candidates previously certified as having lost the parliamentary election. IEC Chairman Fazal Ahmad Manawi told a... read more
KABUL, August 19, 2011:  Nine people, including three foreigners, were killed in Taliban's suicide attack on the British Council in Kabul on Friday, when Afghanistan marked its independence from Britain, officials said. The first... read more
KABUL, August 16, 2011:  A number of supporters of Law Supporting Coalition hold photos during a rally to demonstrate their support in Kabul. The demonstrators asked the government to implement the decisions of Wolesi Jirga soon. The... read more
KABUL, August 09, 2011:  Residents of Bagrami district blocked the Kabul-Gardez Highway and put bodies of the people killed in a clash on the road in front of the Presidential Palace on Tuesday. At least six people were killed and 18... read more
KABUL, August 07, 2011: Sixty-two losing parliamentary candidates, who see a ray of hope in a special court's judgment, asked President Hamid Karzai on Sunday to implement the verdict. The tribunal ordered reinstatement of 62 candidates... read more
KABUL, August 02, 2011: Kabul police raided a factory producing illegal military uniforms in Kabul. Siddiq Siddiqi, spokesman for the Interior ministry, told media. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
KABUL, August 01, 2011: A special condolence ceremony for Pajhwok Afghan News reporter Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak, who was killed last week in central Uruzgan province, was held in Kabul on Monday. At least 21 people, including Khpalwak, women and... read more
KABUL, July 25, 2011: Muhammad Hadi Farzam, head of Kabul Carpet manufacturing and Exporters Association, along with a number of government officials talk to media about the carpet exhibition in Kabul. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
KABUL, July 20, 2011: Thousands of bottles of alcoholic beverages and six tonnes of expired or illegal medicines were destroyed in the capital Kabul, officials said on Wednesday. The banned beverages and medicine were recovered with police... read more
KABUL, July 18, 2011: Jan Mohammad Khan, a close aide of President Hamid Karzai and former governor, was killed in a gun attack on his residence in Kabul late on Sunday, police said. A representative from central Uruzgan province in lower house of... read more
KABUL, July 17, 2011: A number of Kuchis held a memorial service to pray Ahmad Wali Karzai in capital city of Kabul on Sunday. Kuchis from various provinces and districts of Kabul during the gathering strongly condemned the assassination of Wali... read more
KABUL, July 14, 2011: Former jihadi commander Mullah Basir and An MP from southern Ghazni province Humma Sultani showed a negotiation letter from Taliban commander Mullah Muhammad Omar to media during a press conference in Kabul. They... read more
KABUL, July 13, 2011: Members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) take part in the fourth ECO Ministerial Meeting on Commerce and Foreign Trade in Kabul. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
KABUL, July 12, 2011: Lotfullah Mashal, a spokesman for National Directory of Security (NDS), addresses media in Kabul. NDS officials arrested an 8-member militant cell that was planning to abduct Minister of Interior Gen. Bismillah Muhammadi... read more
KABUL, July, 11, 2011: A number of Kuchis take part in a protest demonstration in Chahar Aasyab district of Kabul. They asked government to deliver the pasture lands back that are grabbed by some political bands. Kabul-Gardez-Khost highway was... read more
KABUL, July 10, 2011: An airplane belonging to Turkish Airlines appears in Kabul International airport. Basat Ozturk Turkish ambassador to Afghanistan along with Mahmadullah Batash, Deputy for Transport and Civil Aviation officially launched... read more
KABUL, July 09, 2011: Waheed Omar, presidential spokesperson, along with Nasratullah Stanikzai, chairman of the High Judiciary Board of the Presidential Office, talk to media in Kabul on Saturday. The negotiation among three government branches... read more
KABUL, July 09, 2011: Attorney General Mohammad Ishaq Alako briefs a press conference titled Preparation of Attorney General for Security Transition of Kabul City on Saturday. We are fully prepared to establish security and implement law and... read more
KABUL, July 07, 2011: A number of failed candidates take part in a gathering of unsuccessful candidates in Kabul on Thursday. Those who interfere in the decision of special tribunal will face serious reaction of failed candidates, they warned.... read more
KABUL, July 06, 2011: Gen. Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the Ministry of Defence, briefs a press conference in Kabul on Wednesday. In total, 276 militants have been killed and 237 others arrested over the past two weeks across the country, he... read more
KABUL, July, 03, 2011: Weapons and ammunition belonging to three dissolved private security companies are displayed for the media in Kabul on Sunday. Three private security companies dissolved and ceased their activities over the past three days,... read more
KABUL, July 03, 2011: Three policemen were injured in a bomb blast in Deh Mazang area of Kabul City on Sunday, an official said. The explosion took place near a police checkpoint in the Deh Mazang Square area, the spokesman for the 101st... read more
KABUL, July 02, 2011: Smoke and flames rise from a sponge factory in fifteenth district of Kabul city on Saturday. Three neighboring houses were burnt as result of fire in the factory, an official said.    PAJHWOK/ Ataullah... read more
KABUL, July, 02, 2011: A number of protesters hold banners during a protest demonstration in Kabul on Saturday. More than 200 protesters strongly condemned recent cross-border artillery shelling by Pakistani Police in eastern Kunar province.... read more
KABUL, June, 30, 2011: Brig. Gen. Aminullah Amarkhel, border police commander in eastern Nangarhar province, talks to Pajhwok Afghan News in an exclusive interview in Kabul. Around 20 civilians have been killed and wounded in Kunar Province from... read more
KABUL, June 29, 2011: Ten civilians, two policemen and nine Taliban fighters were among 21 killed in a suicide attack on the Kabul Intercontinental Hotel, the Ministry of Interior said. The attack began around 10:30 PM Tuesday and lasted until... read more
KABUL, June 26, 2011: The governor of southern Ghazni province, Mousa Khan Akbarzada, addresses a press conference at Kabul's Government Media and Information Centre on Sunday. He said that Ghazni City will require more than $120 million over... read more
KABUL, June, 20, 2011: Lieutenant Gen. Baaz Muhammad Ahmadi, a deputy in the counter-narcotics division of the Interior Ministry, briefs media in Kabul on Monday. Nearly 3 million Afghans are involved in smuggling and producing drugs, he said.... read more
Lotfullah Safi of the Education Ministry briefs a one-day conference of Kuchies about educational problems facing the Kuchi tribe in Kabul on Sunday. More than 100 new classes will be made available for Kuchies in various provinces this year, he... read more
KABUL, June 18, 2011: The death toll from an attack on a police station in the heart of Kabul on Saturday has risen to 12, including the three attackers, the Interior Ministry said. At around 1:30 pm a group of militants stormed the District 1... read more
KABUL, June 15, 2011: Government officials attend a gathering called "Elders of Kabul City" on Wednesday. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
KABUL, June, 15, 2011: The spokesman for the National Directorate of Security (NDS), Lutfullah Mashal, address a press conference in Kabul on Wednesday. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
KABUL, June 13, 2011: Visitors take keen interest in a joint Afghan-Iran woman-made handicrafts at an exhibition in Kabul on Monday. Handicrafts from all provinces are on the display at the exhibition that marks on Afghan-Iran Women Friendship-Week... read more
KABUL, June 12, 2011: Drug addicts are busy taking heroin under the Pul-e-Sokhta Bridge in Kabul. The Ministry of Counter-Narcotics has launched a campaign to bring drug addicts to rehabilitation centers, an official said. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah... read more
KABUL, June 09, 2011: Policemen stand guard near a NATO fuel supply tanker after a bomb was found attached the vehicle in Kabul on Thursday. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
KABUL, June 11, 2011: Hundreds of disabled people illegally grabbed Onyx (private construction firm)’s land in the vicinity of Rahman Meena here in Kabul. As a mark of their protest, they claim to sacrifice themselves, and get buried in... read more
KABUL, May 31, 2011: Kabul university students during a protest demonstration, entering a second day on Tuesday, against a bomb attack that killed senior government officials and foreign troops in northern Takhar province. They called for the... read more
KABUL, May 30, 2011: Kabul University students protest over the deaths of senior government officials during a suicide attack in northern Takhar province in a demonstration in Kabul on Monday.They called for the perpetrators of the attack to be... read more
KABUL, May 29, 2011: President Hamid Karzaiexpressed deep sorrows and grief over the deaths of Daud and Noori, his spokesman Waheed Omar told a press conference in Kabul. The president called the deaths an "irreparable loss to the nation... read more
KABUL, 25 May, 2011 (PAN) : The Ministry of Woman's Affairs celebrates the anniversary of Bibi Fatima, The daughter of Mohammad (PBUH) and the offer their congratulation on this day to all the Muslims around the world.
KABUL, 24 May, 2011 (PAN): Greater support is needed from the United States and Pakistan for consolidating peace in Afghanistan, the Afghan deputy minister of foreign affairs said on Tuesday. Stability in the war-torn country is in Islamabad'... read more
KABUL, 23 May, 2011 (PAN): Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been missing for the last four days, but his death could neither be confirmed nor repudiated, a spokesman for the Afghan spy service said on Monday. Earlier in the day, a National... read more
KABUL, May 22, 2011: A three day seminar is being held in Kabul by the Ministry of Communications to discuss telecommunication challenges, problems and future plans.PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpulwok
KABUL, 21 May, 2011 (PAN): A heavy explosion rocked a posh neighbourhood of Kabul on Saturday noon, causing casualties, the defence ministry said. The blast happened at a hospital in the high-security area of Wazir Akbar Khan at about 12pm, a... read more
Amirzai Sangin, the acting telecommunications and information technology minister briefed journalists about the communications system in Afghanistan on the occasion of  World Communications Day  in Kabul on Tuesday.  PAJHWOK/... read more
[Video:] KABUL, May 02, 2011: Thousands of people took part in funeral prayer of martyred Ahmad Gul, A pilot in Afghan Air Force, who killed nine foreign troops inside Kabul International Airport during a verbal clash... read more
[Video:] KABUL, May 01, 2011: Habibullah Ghalib, Justice minister, Lieutenant Gen. Amir Muhammad Jamshid, Head of General Department Prisons and deputy for National Directory for Security (NDS), Abdul Qayum Katawazai... read more
[Video:] KABUL, April 30, 2011: Kabul university students protest against the Attorney General's Office for suspending Zia Rafat, spokesman for the Election Complaints Commission [ECC], as their teacher in Kabul.... read more
[Video:] KABUL, April 25, 2011: Pajhwok Afghan News, the country's leading independent news wire and photograph service, celebrated its seventh anniversary in Kabul on Monday. On the occasion, work on a new... read more
[Video:]   KABUL, April 24, 2011: A woman selling Bulani, which she cooked at her house, says that she can earn livelihood by selling the deep-fried bread with potatoes, and she pay the rent of the house and clothes... read more
[Video:]   KABUL, April 23, 2011: More than 16000 fresh graduated students who failed university entry tests will be registered with private universities with a special concession by Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce... read more
[Video:]   KABUL, April 21, 2011: In total, 35 cyclists participated in 50-km cycling race as a part of Roghwan Fifth Cycling Cup to select cycling national team, here in Kabul on Thursday. Ali Ahad Jafari first,... read more
[Video:] KABUL, April, 20, 2011: Acting minister of Public Health, Dr. Suraya Dalil during a visit to Kabul-International Hospital announced to close few sectors of the hospital by ministry due to improper services here... read more
[Video:]   KABUL, April 17, 2011: Loam loaded truck has been fell down from mountain over a house, killing 4 members of a family and one injured in Kart-e-Se locality of Kabul on Sunday night. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah... read more
[Video:]   KABUL, April 16, 2011: Residents say they found copies of religious books dumped on a garbage pile which was supposed to be taken away by a toilet paper manufacturing company for recycling.  Deh... read more
[Video:] KABUL, April 17, 2011: Some suicide attackers, wearing military uniforms, sneaked into the defence ministry building in the heavily-fortified Afghan capital city, killing two Afghan soldiers and wounding... read more
[Video:] KABUL, April.12, 2011: 17 different weapons along with two suspected persons have been captured by security officials in Qala-e-Ghaibe vicinity of seventh police district here in Kabul on Tuesday. PAJHWOK/... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Apr 7, 2011: Hundreds of supporters from Jemiat-Islaah party staged protest demonstration, strongly condemning  a US pastor who burned the Holy Quran on March 20 in Florida here in Kabul on Thursday.... read more
[Video:]   KABUL, Apr 4, 2011: Residents of a district in central Kabul province on Monday accused foreign troops of killing a shopkeeper and taking away his son during an overnight raid. The incident happened... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Apr 2, 2011: The Ministry of Interior has sent a delegation to northern Balkh province to investigate into an attack on a UN office that killed 10 foreign workers of the world's body on Friday, an... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Mar 28, 2011: Equipment used in running an ilegal system of cell phone are captured by the Ministry of Telecommunication and information Technology. A Polish citizen and his Afghan counterpart were... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Mar 26, 2011: Losers in last year's parliamentary election and their supporters stage a rally in support of a special court looking into allegations of fraud here on Saturday. They asked President... read more
[Video:]\ KABUL, Mar 23, 2011: President Hamid Karzai rung the bell to mark the official start of a new academic year at Amani High School near his fortified palace in Kabul on Wednesday. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
[Video:] KABUL, Mar 22, 2011: Totally 300 officers were graduated from the military academy here in Kabul on Tuesday. President Hamid Karzai distributed certificates among fresh graduated officers. Karzai said the... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Mar 21, 2011: The traditional Janda Bala, flag-raising, took place in capital city of Kabul on Monday, a ceremony that traditionally marks the start of the new Afghan year. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
[Video:] KABUL, Mar 20, 2011: A campaign to support earthquake and Tsunami victims of Japan has been launched by Red Crescent Community here in capital city of Kabul on Sunday. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
[Video:] KABUL, Mar 20, 2011: A newly constructed Abu-Ul-Qasum Firdavsee Park has been inaugurated in the locality of Third Macro-Yan Kabul on Sunday. The Park constructed by Kabul Municipality with to the financial... read more
[Video:] Shopping for new year's celebration has reached the climax in Kabul. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
[Video:] KABUL, Mar 17, 2011: Watan TV has officially been inaugurated here in capital city of Kabul on Thursday. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
[Video:] Kabul, Mar 16, 2011: The construction works of two new residential buildings has been launched after removing all the saplings from the area in Fourth-Macro Yaan Park here in capital city of Kabul on... read more
[Video:]   KABUL, Mar 14, 2011: Border police of Kabul International Airport detained a smuggler who placed 92 capsules inside his abdomen here in the capital on Monday. The capsules were aimed to be shifted to New... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Mar 13, 2011: Thirty girls and 40 boys performed circus in front of 500 spectators here in Kabul on Sunday. PAJWHOK/ Ataullah Khpewlak
[Video:]   KABUL, Mar 12, 2011: The Ministry of Public Health, UNICEF and UNFPA today signed a joint plan to the cost of $ 52 million here in the capital city of Kabul. The joint plan will be adopted in the... read more
[Video:]   KABUL, Mar 10, 2011: More than 5000 women participated on the occasion of International Woman Day being underway by Kabul Municipality in a flourish atmosphere  here in the capital on Thursday.... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Mar 9, 2011: Totally 299 students have been graduated from different educational sectors such as Law, Bachelor in Computer Science (BCS) and Engineering from National Military Academy in four years. In... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Mar 08, 2011: International Woman Day has been celebrated with speech of President Hamid Karzai here in the capital on Tuesday. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
[Video:] KABUL,Mar, 07, 2011: Numbers of women were holding banners during protest rally near Kabul International University asking for social justice here in the capital on Monday.PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
[Video:]   KABUL, Mar 4, 2011: Thousand liters of fuel are being stolen by the workers of Kabul municipality in the capital. They sell the fuel with low prices on consumers. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
[Video:] KABUL, Feb 27, 2011: The newly-elected Wolesi Jirga speaker on Sunday sought cooperation from lawmakers in conducting assembly proceedings in a smooth and transparent manner. The Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Feb 26, 2011: Minister of Education, Dr Ghulam Farooq Wardak and representative for ISAF, inaugurated newly constructed Sur Asyaab girls’ school here in Kabul. The school cost $290 thousands being... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Feb 22, 2011: Afghanistan was presented with the GSMA Government Leadership Award for its commitment to the widespread expansion of communications at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Minister of... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Feb 22, 2011: Losing candidates and their supporters hold a protest demonstration against the election commission in Kabul on Tuesday.PAJHWOK/Habibullah Tokhi
[Video:] KABUL, Feb 20, 2011: Children returning from Germany after receiving treatment there in Kabul on Sunday. Sixty-eight Afghan children received treatment in Germany with the help of Afghan Red Crescent Society and... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Feb, 17, 2011: Coal market got burned in capital city of Kabul on Thursday. The incident took place due to carelessness of shopkeepers when a gas cylinder went off. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak
[Video:] KABUL, Feb 14, 2011: A suicide attacker blew himself up at a busy Kabul shopping centre on Monday, killing two people, a police official said. The attack, which happened at 2pm at the eastern gate of the... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Feb 13, 2011: Three men accused of abducting a trader are shown to the media by Colonel Muhammad Zahir, head of investigation office, here in Kabul on Sunday. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak.
[Video:] KAB UL, 12, 2011: The most recent heavy snow created enormous problems for Afghan refugees as they live in refugee camps here in the capital. They strongly ask governmental officials either to provide winter... read more
[Video:] X-KABUL, Feb 10, 2011: ;Lotfullah Mashal spokesman for National Directory of Security (NDS) posed four persons to media who detained on charge of suicide attack here in Kabul City. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak.
[Video:] X- KABUL, Feb 05, 2011: Twelve people charged with fraud in the September 18th parliamentary elections were presented to the preliminary court here in Kabul on Saturday. The twelve accused, including six money... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Jan, 31, 2011: Finance minister Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, exchanged document with mines minister Waheedullah Shahrani after signing a contract on cooperation in ensuring transparency in mining revenues... read more
[Video:] KABUL Jan, 31, 2011: A number fresh parliament members showed their votes to postpone the selection of new speaker till Wednesday. PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpelwak. 
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 30, 2011: Fresh graduated take an entry test for admissions into university on the Kabul University campus . The entrance test was attended by thousands of fresh high school graduated students.... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 29, 2011: Wahidullah Shahrani, Minister of Mines of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, along with US Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, Paul Brinkley, announced today the results of year long studies... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 29, 2011:  Hundreds of people in several provinces on Saturday took to the streets against the detention of their countrymen in Iran, where thousands of other Afghans are on death row. In... read more
[Video:]    KABUL, Jan 28, 2011: A powerful suicide bombing rocked Afghanistan's heavily-fortified capital on Friday afternoon, killing eight civilians, including foreigners, police officials and residents... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 27, 2011: President Hamid Karzai inaugurated the new Afghan Parliament at 12 noon on Wednesday, as a special court continues to look to into complaints of fraud in the election. The parliamentary vote... read more
[Video:]   KABUL, Jan 25, 2011: Lutfullah Mashal, spokesman for National Directorate of Security (NDS) during a press conference addressed to media about the arrest of a terror group in Kabul. The six-member group... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 24, 2011: The Ariana clothes market got burned as firefighters covered the area to extinguish the fire here in Kabul. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak.
[Video:]   KABUL, Jan 24, 2011: Police have arrested a man accused of assaulting a senior Afghan journalist with acid in Kabul. The detainee has confessed to throwing acid on Razaq Mamoon, director of the Bust-i-... read more
[Video:] KABUL. Jan 23, 2011: Numbers of unsuccessful candidates stage a protest against new parliament as they asked President Hamid Karzai not to inaugurate the new parliament before inquiring fraudulent election... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Jan, 22, 2011: Jarullah Mansoori, Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, signed a contract with Professor Rahman Qazi, head of the Independent Observance Commission for the Constitution, here in... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 19, 2011: Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) along with Afghan investors and traders announced on Wednesday that as long as Iran won't let fuel tankers cross the border, they... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 16, 2011: Head of National Olympic Committee, Mohammad Zahir Akhbar, donated sport clothes to detainees in Pol-i-Charkhi central jail here in capital city of Kabul on Sunday. PAJHWOK/ Atuallah Khpelwak...
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 16, 2011: Head of National Olympic Committee, Mohammad Zahir Akhbar, donated sport clothes to detainees in Pol-i-Charkhi central jail here in capital city of Kabul on Sunday. PAJHWOK/ Atuallah Khpelwak...
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 13, 2011: Residents stage a demonstration against Iran's blocking of fuel tankers to Afghanistan in Kabul on Thursday. Around 1,700 tankers carrying fuel to Afghanistan have been stopped from... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 12, 2011: Two people were killed and 38 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Parliament building in Kabul on Wednesday morning, an official said. Crime branch chief of Kabul, Col.... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 11, 2011: Under18 boxing competitions among 139 athletes from 30 central clubs have been started in Kabul Olympics complex on Tuesday. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak.
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 11, 2011: Ministry of Mines and Afghan Crystal Company have been signed a contract to extract gold for the first time in Doshi district of northern Baghlan province on Tuesday. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 11, 2011: Muhammad Yunus Nawandish, the Kabul Mayor, cut the ribbon to inaugurate a newly constructed square named as Education University square in Afshar locality of capital. Funded by Nazar Elam... read more
[video:] KABUL, 9 Jan,2011 PAN: Cooperation agreement signed between the ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Japan international cooperation agency to strengthen the protection system for the rural areas and it will be... read more
[video:] KABUL, 08 Jan,2011, PAN: The police-Prosecution coordination project was launched in an official ceremony at EUPOL (European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan).PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpulwok.
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 5, 2011: University students riding bicycles stage a rally to create awareness about pollution in the city. PAJWHOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak.
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 4, 2011: Abdul Qadir Fitrat, chairman of Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank), received gifts from Prisendent Hamid Karzai as he was gifted by other presidents of the different countries in different... read more
[Video:]   KABUL, Jan 4, 2011: Four people including two policemen were injured as a bomb detonated in Afghan capital on Tuesday, an eyewitness said. The explosion took place in a street of Murad Khani area in1st... read more
[Video:]   KABUL, Jan 3, 2011: Chief of the special one-instance election court on Monday said the panel would work independently and would not bow to any pressure while dealing with cases linked to the September... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 3, 2011: Numbers of little children are not able to go to school regularly because they are responsible to feed their families in Kabul. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak.
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 2, 2011: The process of transferring pilgrims back to Afghanistan has been completed by Hajj and Awqaf Ministry and Ariana Afghan Airline. The officials announced here in Kabul on Sunday. PAJHWOK/... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Jan 1, 2010: Numbers of children are being deprived from education in capital city of Kabul. They Work on roads to feed their families. PAJHWOK/ Atuallah Khpelwak.
[Video:] KABUL, Dec 30, 2010: Border police officials take part in graduation ceremony after a six month training at the Mine Dog Clearance (MDC) center in Kabul on Thursday. Up to 10 border policemen and 10 dogs... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Dec 28, 2010: More than 200 people led by losing candidates on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration in front of the Supreme Court seeking a review of the final results from the September parliamentary... read more
[Video:]  KABUL, Dec 28, 2010: Girls cricket match between Amina Fawdi and Barakzai cricket teams being played in Shaheed Sardar Daud Khan high school here in Kabul on Tuesday. The matches underway by Afghan Cricket... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Dec 25, 2010: The first symposium on general surgery in Afghanistan to decrease the rate of Non-Therapeutic and negative laparotomies for stab abdominal here in Kabul on Saturday. Officials have said that... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Dec 22, 2010: Minister of Social Affairs, Labour, Martyr and Disabled Amina Afzali, head of Afghan Women Society Fatana Gillani and deputy minister of women affairs, Muzghan Mustafawi, open the handicraft... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Dec 22, 2010: Spokesman for the National Directorate of Security (NDS) Sayed Ansawri said in a news conference that the intelligence operatives have arrested eight insurgents in four provinces, here on... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Dec 18, 2010: Former lawmakers were refused entry into parliament on Saturday, a day after the Wolesi Jirga Secretariat said no one could use the lower house's resources until its official inauguration... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Dec 13, 2010: Members of the Wolesi Jirga asked President Hamid Karzai to inaugurate the new Parliament as soon as possible. PAJHWOK/ Atuallah Khpelwak.
[Video:] KABUL, Dec 12, 2010: The ministry of Communication and IT, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Finance announces the start of the Electronic Tazkira project... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Dec 11, 2010: Shahid Musa Shafiq newly constructed school in Ahmad Shah Baba district in capital city of Kabul inaugurated by Education minister, Dr Farooq Wardak, on Saturday. Newly 48 constructed... read more
[Video:]   KABUL, Dec 7, 2010: Hundreds of Afghan citizens and government officials greeted the national cricket team on landing at the Kabul International Airport on Tuesday.   The squad won the ICC... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Dec 7, 2010: Ministry of Martyrs, Disables and Social Affairs signed an agreement with Etisalat Tele-Communication Company to increase the capacity of several youths here in Kabul on Tuesday.
[Video:] KABUL, Dec 5, 2010: Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani, along with a number of Afghan officials, inaugurates the renovated Pakistan Embassy building in Kart-e-Parwan area of Kabul on Sunday. PAJHWOK... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Dec 5, 2010: According to the 64th article of constitution, head of Upper House and his senators are received medals for honor as they ran reconciliation process successfully. Ataullah Khpelwak.
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 4, 2010: Nine out of hundred percent medicines are quite useless in capital city of Kabul. they are illegally smuggled to Afghanistan with fake names. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak.
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 4, 2010: Nearly 3060 people lose their lives due to pollution in capital city of Kabul each year. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak.
[Video:] KABUL, Dec 1,2010: As winter is coming, wood seller highly increase the rates of woods in the capital city of Kabul. people complain and asking officials to take some serious steps.
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 30, 2010: A number of journalists and press officials received medals and certificates being distributed by Secretariat of National Council in the capital city of Kabul on Tuesday. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 29, 2010: A number of unsuccessful parliamentary runners stage demonstration inside the Attorney General. They expressed their support to ongoing Attorney General Office's (AGO) efforts to... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 28, 2010: Many traffic lights remain in their past condition in the capital city of Kabul. Most of them do not work in properly. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak.
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 28, 2010: Defeated candidates stage a demonstration, accusing foreign countries of interfering in the IEC’s decision on the outcome of the September 18 parliamentary election. PAJHWOK/... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 26, 2010: The Attorney General’s office on Saturday summoned the spokesmen of the two electoral bodies for violating election and Afghan laws. Summons letters have been sent to Noor... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 25, 2010: Diabetes awareness campaign has been launched by ministry of Women Affairs and Diabetes Control Program on the occasion of World Women Violence Prevention Day in the capital Kabul on Thursday... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 24, 2010: The final results from a parliamentary election held more than two months ago were released in Kabul on Wednesday. Election officials only released results from 33 provinces, as technical... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 23, 2010: An official of Information and Culture ministry inaugurated the fine arts exhibition in National Gallery here in Kabul on Tuesday. the exhibition sufficiently owns 63 fine arts samples.... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 22, 2010: Hundreds of candidates who failed to win a seat in parliament closed the Kabul-Mazar-i-Sharif highway on Monday to protest against alleged fraud in the September 18 election. Up to 500... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 21, 2010: Twenty-one candidates who won a place in the country's 249-seat parliament have been disqualified for fraud by the election watchdog and ballot cast in 334 polling stations had been... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 14, 2010: World Diabetes Day celebrated by National Diabetes Control and Prevention Programme (NDCP) here in the capital Kabul on Sunday. According to the estimation of World Health Organization (WHO... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 11, 2010: The World Pneumonia Day observed at the capital city of Kabul here on Thursday. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpalwak.
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 13, 2010: Samiya, a student of Kabul Music School, plays violin. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpalwak.
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 11, 2010: A newly constructed Sardar Muhammad Daud Khan School for girls inaugurated in fourth Macroyaan residential area of Kabul. Education ministry says the building cost 45 million Afghanis.... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 10, 2010: People are being busy shopping for Eid-ul-Adha in the capital city of Kabul. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpalwak.
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 8, 2010: Ministry of Finance, German Embassy and GTZ invite governmental organization to participate in the opening ceremony of Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund (OPAF) to deliver reform proposal... read more
[Video:] KABUL, Nov 7, 2010: Number of unsuccessful candidates and members of civil society stage a demonstration declared the initial result of September 18 election. They asked for fresh polls. PAJHWOK/ Ataullah... read more
[video:]   KABUL, Nov 04,2010 (PAN): Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) underway business proposal writing competitions among ten best students from different schools of Kabul, Bamyan and Ningarhar.... read more
[video:]     KABUL, Nov 03, 2010: Failed parliamentary candidates stage a demonstration seeking a fresh election and recount of ballots cast in the September 18 election. PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok
[Video:]     KABUL, Nov 3, 2010: Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) will protect Afghan farmers from wheat diseases by a high-tech, fungus-resistant seed being planted in Afghanistan this... read more
[Video:]     KABUL, Nov 2, 2010: Independent Electoral Complaints Commission quarantined voting ballots of one hundred fifty two polling sites including Wardak, Khost, Balkh, Baghlan, Badghis, Nooristan,... read more
[Video:]     Press conference on documentary film training held in Kabul. The documentary film training has been helping the students to tell stories about development from the perspective of Afghan villagers...
[Video:]   KABUL, Oct 30, 2010: A number of youth coming from various provinces take part in the maiden meeting of the youth council at the Tent of Traditional Loya Jirga in Kabul on Saturday. They discussed... read more
[video:]       KABUL, Oct 29, 2010: Afghan national women’s football team defeat pick-up football team of ISAF with 1-0 score in a friendly football match at ISAF headquarters here in Kabul. 
[video:]     KABUL, 29 Oct, 2010: A drive involving civil society members and municipality workers to clear the Kabul River of garbage was carried out on Friday, Officials said.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok 
[video:]   KABUL,28,OCT,2010 (PAN) : Afghan  National Wrestling Team achieved nine Silver , four Bronze medals and third position in second Wrestling world Competition.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok
[video:]     KABUL,28,Oct,2010 (PAN) : Female Soldiers has Completed training in Police academy and recieved  thier Certificates.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok
[video:]     KABUL, Oct 27, 2010 (PAN): Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Salem Kunduzi, along with Head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Tekeste Tekie... read more
[video:]       KABUL (PAN): All private security companies would be dissolved by the end of this year and the number of disbanded firms would reach 16 in November, an official said on Tuesday. A... read more
[video:]       KABUL(PAN): To give legal sanction to decisions of tribal jigas, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has drafted a special law governing an informal justice system in Afghanistan. The "Law... read more
[video:]     KABUL,20,Oct,2010 (PAN) : Today the Ministry of Education (MoE)n and the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) joined together at a local school to launch the 2010  nation-wide  de-worming... read more
[video:]   KABUL,24,Oct,2010 (PAN) As part of celebrating the World Food Day 2010, ActionAid with various civil society organization in Afghanistan got together  in a public hearing "On Hunger and Food... read more
[video:] KABUL,18,Oct,2010 (PAN) The election complaint commission declares that votes of 120 voting station are cancelled due to complaints received by Election Complaints Commission.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok
  [video:]     KABUL, Oct 18 2010: View of Kabul River where a bridge will be built at a cost of $800,000, funded by the Turkish government. PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok  
  [video:]     KABUL, Oct 18 2010: View of Kabul River where a bridge will be built at a cost of $800,000, funded by the Turkish government. PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok  
  [video:]     KABUL, Oct 18 2010: View of Kabul River where a bridge will be built at a cost of $800,000, funded by the Turkish government. PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok  
[video:]   KABUL,17,Oct,2010 (PAN) Two roads are inaugurated by Kabul Municipality.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok
[video:] KABUL,16,Oct,2010(PAN) Hand washing day was celebrated in schools across Afghanistan.PAJHWOKAtaullah Khpulwok
[video:]   KABUL,14,Oct,2010(PAN) The Badakhshaan Candidates complaint to National Security to remove the false votes from the actual votes of Badakhshaan peoples.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok
[video:]     KABUL,14,Oct,2010(PAN) Head of Peace Council speech.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok
[video:]     KABUL,13,Oct,2010(PAN) According to the complaints submitted to the election complaints commission vote of sixty five voting centers and two hundred twenty voting sites were cancelled.PAJHWOK/... read more
[video:]   KABUL,11,Oct,2010(PAN) Permanent women handcraft exhibition established in Kabul.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok
  [video:]   KABUL,Oct,12,2010(PAN) The Afghan national Karate team has received five gold medals, four silver medals and six bronze medals from Karate world cup organized in South Africa.PAJHWOK/Ataullah... read more
[video:] KABUL,10-10-2010(PAN) Mental Health day Conference held by the Afghanistan`s Minister of Public Health.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok
[video:] KABUL,2010-10-09(PAN) Start of two days Seminar of Islamic Scholars.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwo
[video:]   KABUL,2010-10-06(PAN) Arrival of Karate Team atKabul.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok
[video:] KABUL, Oct 6, 2010 (PAN): For the first time a carpet production and processing center is established in Afghanistan. PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok
[video:] KABUL, Oct. 5, 2010 (PAN): Local Afghan farmers lined up to partake in the 2010 national wheat seed distribution. PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok
[video:]   KABUL, Oct 04, 2010: Kabul Municipality workers are destroying illegally build shops on state land in Ali Mardan area in the vicinity of first police district in Kabul city on Monday. PAJHWOK/Ataullah... read more
[video:]   KABUL, Oct. 3, 2010 (PAN): Start of three days vaccination campaign in thirty four provinces  across Afghanistan. PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpelwak
[video:] KABUL, Sept. 28, 2010(PAN): Construction of the Road is inaugurated by Kabul Mayor, Mohammad Younus Nawandish.  PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpelwak
[video:] KABUL, Sept 27, 2010(PAN): A group of Kabul University students protest against Zalmai Zabeli. PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok
[video:] KABUL, Sept. 27, 2010 (PAN): Disables Running competition start to select  the top Runners for Disables  National  Athletic   Team. PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok
[video:] KABUL, Sept. 26, 2010(PAN): One hundred and fifty five University Students qualified to study in Kazakhstan. PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpelwak
[video:]   KABUL,2010-09-25(PAN)One day match between two Afghan disables team.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok
[video:] KABUL, Sept. 25, 2010(PAN) The Provincial Cricket tournament begins in Kabul. PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok