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KABUL (PAJHWOK): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai said on Monday that reforms based on principles would make citizens owners of the country.Ahmadzai expressed the view at a meeting with community leaders and lawmakers from northern Balk province at... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Dr Nazifullah Salarzai was appointed on Thursday as acting spokesperson for President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.“Nazifullah Salarzai is named as chief spokesperson for the president for better handling of relevant affairs,” a statement... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said he would live his post-retirement life in Afghanistan and greet Afghan security forces wherever he came across them.At a farewell meeting with security bosses, he appreciated the Afghan forces... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Visiting German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeir has offered his country’s support to resolve the protracted political impasse in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Saturday.A MoFA statement said the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The New Sri Lankan ambassador on Saturday evinced his country’s interest in bolstering cooperation with Afghanistan in different areas, the Presidential Palace said.After presenting his credentials to President Hamid Karzai, Prasad... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday strongly condemned a botched assassination attempt on High Peace Council (HPC) secretary Masoom Stanikzai, saying such cowardly acts would not deter Afghans from achieving peace and stability in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday congratulated Bashar al-Assad who has been re-elected in a landslide as Syrian president, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said.Karzai congratulated Assad on behalf of Afghans... read more
JALALABAD/KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of people attended campaign rallies organised in support of presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Gul Agha Sherzai in eastern Laghman and the central capital Kabul on Thursday.Participants of the rally... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A landmine blast blew out window glasses of several houses in the 5th district of the central capital Kabul, but caused no casualties, police said on Thursday.An investigation has been launched into the blast that occurred around 6:... read more
KABUL (PAN): His administration is in no rush for signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States, President Hamid Karzai said on Sunday, promising caution on the issue.At a five-hour meeting with Afghan media leaders, the... read more
KABUL (PAN): In an attempt to keep prices in check, the Ministry of Commerce and Industries plans to import gas and fuel from Russia, an official said on Sunday.Acting Minister of Commerce Mohammad Shakir Kargar would soon lead a delegation to... read more
KABUL (PAN): Eight militants have been killed in operations by Afghan forces in different parts of the country over the past 24 hours, the government said on Thursday -- a claim rejected by the Taliban.Backed by coalition forces, police, army and... read more
KABUL (PAN): Noted poet and writer Nasrullah Hafiz has passed away at a hospital in Kabul after a brief ailment, a relative said on Thursday.Following a fall from stairs in his house, Hafiz was admitted to the 400-bed Sardar Daud Khan Hospital,... read more
KABUL (PAN): Following insurgent attacks on busy roads, President Hamid Karzai on Sunday directed the authorities to take effective measures for boosting highway security.Nearly two dozen oil tankers were torched and two policemen killed as a result... read more
KABUL (PAN): A senior private-sector official was detained on the charge of trafficking 10 kilograms of drugs in western Ghor province, an official said on Saturday.The official was arrested on Friday by Public Order Police in Chaghcharan, the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Journalist bodies across the country on Sunday lashed out at intelligence personnel for beating media representatives in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province.A number of reporters, who were physically assaulted by... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Monday urged Pakistan Minister for States and Frontier Regions Eng. Shaukatullah Khan to allow Afghans to return their homeland voluntarily.According to a Presidential Palace statement, Khan visited... read more
KABUL(PAN): A rocket was fired at the Afghan capital, but caused no casualties, an official said on Monday. The rocket landed in Rahman Maina area in the 8th police district at 7pm, police headquarters, said. No one was hurt in the incident, the... read more