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KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan officials on Tuesday said Pakistan troops had moved back from their new installations in the Angoor Ada area, which straddles both sides of the boundary between the two countries. Recently, some residents of southeastern... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan under-19 cricket team defeated Ireland in a warm-up encounter ahead of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh. The Afghans won the toss and chose to bat in the 50 overs game and set the rivals 278 runs... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Parvaiz Khattak on Wednesday said peace in Pakistan could not be achieved until violence continued in Afghanistan. Khattak was talking to reporters after a deadly Taliban attack on Bacha Khan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah is expected to pay an official visit to Islamabad next month to discuss peace talks with Pakistani officials. Sources in the unity government told Pajhwok Afghan News the CEO would... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States on Wednesday said it would help Pakistan materialise pledges the country held out about the Afghan peace process during the recent Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process conference in Islamabad. This was stated by the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said the United Nations should play more effective role than the past in Afghanistan, urging the world’s body to share its experience with the Afghan government as a colleague. The president... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A triumphant Afghanistan cricket team returned home on Friday to a hero’s welcome from thousands of fans who performed the national dance attan at drumbeats. Afghanistan being an associate ICC member created history by defeating... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Canadian Ambassador in Kabul Deborah Lyons has said the newly-elected government in her country recognises Afghanistan as one of its top priorities. The envoy expressed these views at a meeting with National Security Advisor... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai on Thursday left Kabul for Dushanbe, the capital of neighbouring Tajikistan, for a two-day formal visit, a statement from the ex-president’s office said. Karzai, heading a delegation, flew to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations and the US on Wednesday wished the Afghans a peaceful and joyful Eidul Adha. “Eid-ul-Adha is a time of peace, which Afghanistan richly deserves,” said Nicholas Haysom Haysom, the UN Secretary-General’s Special... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan captain Mohammad Asghar Stanikzai has said that the Intercontinental Cup is an excellent opportunity for Associate teams to qualify for Test cricket. “We know that Scotland is a good side, especially at home having... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 47 tribesmen have been killed and 25 others wounded in days long clashes over a piece of land between two Pakistani in the volatile North Waziristan, close to the Afghan border, officials and local sources said Saturday... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani started first day of his visit with inauguration of Afghan embassy in New Delhi, the capital of India, on early Tuesday morning. The land for Afghan embassy was allocated during King Zahir Shah in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO’s new senior civilian representative (SCR) on Sunday said Afghanistan needed a strong government to deal with the challenges facing the war-torn country. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Ismail Aramaz... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan ambassador to Pakistan has suggested investors could set up industrial units in Afghanistan's tax-free zones to gain better access to local market and Central Asian republics. Janan Mosazai, speaking at a meeting... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Shahzada Masood, advisor to the president on tribal affairs, has demanded of the national unity government to take concerted steps to ensure lasting peace in the country.Masood, also former chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Two rockets hit Bagram Airfield last evening, resulting in “minor damage to equipment and one building but causing no casualties among International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops, the alliance said in a statement on... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghans across the country burst into celebration over the national football team’s historic victory against India to bring home the nation’s first international soccer title on Wednesday, as bullets whizzed through the air in Kabul... read more
KABUL (PAN): NATO generals based in Afghanistan say the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) have the ability to independently keep security for the April 5 presidential and provincial council elections and deal with next year’s fighting season.... read more
KABUL (PAN): British forces are moving their headquarters from Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, to their main base known as Camp Bastion in the Greskh district.The Ministry of Defence says the move will help British and Afghan... read more
KABUL (PAN): British defence secretary Philip Hammond has admitted that the long war in Afghanistan had left Britain wary of more major military engagements abroad, calling it the Vietnam phenomenon that sapped America’s will to fight.''You might... read more
KABUL (PAN): Maintaining their winning spree, Afghanistan Under-19 squad bowled out Thailand for just 26 runs to register a thumping 395-run victory in the ACC Under-19 Elite Cup in Malaysia, an official said on Monday.The Afghans, who chose to bat... read more
ISLAMABAD/KABUL (PAN): In the lead-up to the parliamentary elections due next month, Pakistan’s mainstream political parties have included a prosperous and peaceful Afghanistan among their top priorities. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) says... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Taliban said they released a Turkish engineer held hostage two years ago and handed him over to Turkish officials in the Tagab district of central Kapisa province on Sunday afternoon.A spokesman for the group, Zabihullah Mujahid... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan on Sunday thrashed Kuwait by four wickets, booking a berth in the semifinals of the ACC Twenty20 Cup, an official said.Put in to bat, Kuwait were dismissed for 133 runs, with Samiullah Shinwari and Nasim Barez taking three... read more
KABUL (PAN): Ending their winning spree, the UAE defeated Afghanistan by six wickets in an Asian Cricket Council (ACC) T20 Cup match in Kathmandu, an official said on Saturday.Despite superb performances by captain Mohammad Nabi and Shafiqullah... read more
 KABUL (PAN): Two policemen were killed when a landmine ripped through their vehicle in southern Helmand province, officials said on Wednesday.The roadside bombing took place in the Tarkha Nawar area of Marja district, where police had launched... read more
KABUL (PAN): The High Committee of Clusters Coordination, headed by Economy Minister Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, on Tuesday asked the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to make funding for national development programmes a priority.The call came at a meeting of... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan opened their Asian Cricket Council (ACC) T20 Elite Cup campaign on a triumphant note, beating Oman in the opener played in Kathmandu on Tuesday, an official said.The national team won the toss and elected to bat, getting... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan national team on Sunday left for Nepal to participate in the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) T20 Elite Cup that kicks off in Kathmandu on Tuesday.Some participants, including Bahrain, Singapore and Malaysia, have already... read more
 KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan under-19 squad outclassed a Pakistani club in a friendly cricket match in the eastern city of Lahore, an official said on Saturday.The Afghans are visiting the neighbouring country as part of their preparations in... read more
 KABUL (PAN): The National Islamic Front of Afghanistan (NIFA) on Saturday called for an intra-Afghan dialogue involving all groups to achieve national reconciliation and end the 11-year war in the country.In a statement, the party said it... read more
 KABUL (PAN):  The new solar year, beginning on March 21, would bring Afghans economic prosperity and see many of their problems resolved, the Afghanistan Astronomy Institute head predicted on Tuesday.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (PAN): Opposition parties have not yet taken any decision on entering peace negotiations with insurgents, a politician said on Tuesday, dispelling the impression that talks were underway between the two sides.A leader of the Hezb-i-Islami... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan on Friday joined the international community in strongly condemning North Korea's recent nuclear test, calling the reported February 12 action in violation of UN's resolutions.In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs... read more
 KABUL (PAN): A schoolteacher was shot to death by unidentified gunmen in the Seydabad district of central Maidan Wardak province on Wednesday, an official said.Identified as Asadullah, the teacher was standing at the gate of Khalid Bin Walid... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghan and ISAF military leaders on Sunday constituted a 14-member delegation to investigate claims of US special forces’ involvement in torturing and killing civilians in central Maidan Wardak province.The decision came at a meeting... read more
 KABUL (PAN): Pardoned by President Karzai in 2009, former Taliban leader Syed Akbar Agha has opposed Pakistan’s role in Afghan peace talks because the Taliban were blamed for having Islamabad's patronage.Sentenced to 16 years in jail for... read more
 KABUL (PAN): A journalist was shot dead in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region of Waziristan on Wednesday afternoon, his former colleague said.Malik Mumtaz, who worked for a couple of private TV channels, was gunned down by... read more
 KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan’s embassy in Islamabad on Wednesday said the Kabul government had not yet confirmed the man Afghan forces had arrested in eastern Nangarhar province was Maulvi Faqir Mohammad, pending to an investigation.Last week,... read more
 KABUL (PAN): Former captain Nawroz Mangal and Shahpur Zadran would not be able to play against Scotland in the ICC Intercontinental Cup, an official said on Tuesday.Afghanistan Cricket Board spokesman Farid Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News the... read more
 KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Monday tasked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to launch talks with Iranian authorities on preventing the execution of Afghans in the neighbouring country. The directives came at a Cabinet meeting,... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) officials have sought support from their Indian counterparts for promoting the sport in the war-torn country, the game’s regulatory body said on Monday.Afghan officials held a productive meeting with... read more
KABUL (PAN): Seven people, including five security personnel, were killed in a brazen attack on the Khyber political agent’s office in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on Monday. At least two... read more
 KABUL (PAN)): An Afghan cricket club called 'Kunduz-Kabul Eagles' on Friday beat Rawalpindi cricket team in the Desert Premier League (DPL) in the UAE, officials said.The twenty-20 event started on Friday among 32 teams from Pakistan, Sari... read more
KABUL (PAN): The spy service on Friday said the suicide bombers who killed 40 people and injured 80 others in southwestern Nimroz province had come from neighbouring Iran.A group of five suicide bombers carried out their attacks four days ago in... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Taliban supreme leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, directing the guerrillas to avoid harming civilians during their operations, has called on Afghan security forces to join the movement.In a late Thursday night statement released in... read more
KABUL (PAN): Taliban on Tuesday refuted President Hamid Karzai’s remarks that they are ready for peace talks with the Afghan government.Karzai had told reporters in Tokyo, Japan’s capital, that at a recent Kyoto meeting between Afghan and Taliban... read more
KABUL (PAN): Unites States Foreign Secretary Hillary Clinton arrived in Kabul on an announced  visit on Saturday, a day ahead of the Tokyo Conference on aid to Afghanistan.The US embassy confirmed her trip and said Clinton would meet President... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nearly 100 youth completed a week-long cricket training at two separate camps in central Kapisa and southern Ghazni provinces, an official said on Friday.The training camps were arranged by the Afghan Youth Cricket Support Organisation... read more
KABUL (PAN): Maintaining their unbeaten run, Afghanistan on Thursday inflicted a 46-run defeat on Namibia in the ICC World T20 Qualifier final at the Dubai Sports Stadium in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), an official said.As a result of their... read more
KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): An Afghan policeman shot dead two Albanian soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) command in southern Kandahar province, the Albanian defence ministry and Afghan officials said on Tuesday.The... read more
KABUL (PAN): An important Al Qaeda leader was killed in a recent US drone attack in Pakistan's troubled tribal region of North Waziristan, an official said on Saturday. The August 1 missile attack near Qutub Khel village, five kilometres east... read more
JALALABAD (PAN): Thirteen insurgents were killed during an airstrike on a school building in eastern Afghanistan, an official said Monday. Two of the school's guards had been missing after the airstrike in the Khewa district, the town's... read more
KABUL (PAN): The International Cricket Council (ICC) executive board has reversed its previous decisions and approved a 14-team format for the 2015 World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand, raising hopes for Afghanistan to feature in the... read more
KABUL (PAN): A German commander of NATO-led international troops was among those injured and two of his soldiers were killed in the suicide attack on the governor's compound in northern Takhar province, officials said on Sunday. Saturday's... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai has appointed Sibghatullah Mujaddedi as head of a preparatory commission for an upcoming Loya Jirga on strategic cooperation with the US. The traditional jirga would be held to take a decision on signing the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Boost and Ainak Clubs defeated their rivals during the ongoing Ahmad Shah Abadali Test Cricket Tournament being played in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, an official said on Thursday. Featuring Afghanistan's Under-19... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan's national cricket team will visit Pakistan to play three 50-over matches in July. Pakistan-A have been invited to Afghanistan for a friendly match in December, an official said on Sunday. In two years, Afghanistan will... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan have finished third in the International Invitational Handball Tournament, which concluded in Faisal city of Pakistan's central Punjab province, an official said on Tuesday. With a convincing win over Afghanistan in... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), led by former prime minister Gulbadin Hekmatyar, condemned on Wednesday civilian killings during recent attacks in Afghanistan. The HIA, Afghanistan's third largest rebel group, and its leader... read more