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KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said that latest situation at home and tragic deaths caused by avalanches amid incessant snowfall forced him to postpone his Iran’s visit. During his television address to the nation,... read more
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Two Taliban were killed and as many wounded in southeastern Paktika province when their own missile exploded prematurely, the governor’s spokesman said Friday. Nabiullah Pirkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Expressing condolences over the loss of lives and damaged caused by avalanches in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif offered that Pakistan was ready to extend “all possible relief assistance to the victims of natural... read more
Peace education curriculum for teacher training introduced nationwide with German support For reading the full story, please click here    
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Police on Tuesday captured alive an alleged teenage suicide bomber before he could reach his target in the Sara Roza district of southeastern Paktika province, an official said. The bomber was identified and apprehended by... read more
SHARAN (Pajhwok): A six-member committee with representation of four religious scholars and two women has been formed to protect women rights in southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Monday. The formation of women rights protection... read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Pajhwok): Afghan ambassador in Malaysia has said that Afghan businessmen and students are facing with acute problems as Kuala Lumpur has no embassy in the capital Kabul. In his exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, Dr.... read more
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Two passengers were killed and nine others wounded in a head-on collision between two cars on Kabul-Kandahar Highway in the Shajoi district of southern Zabul province on Friday, a senior police official said. Jillani Farahi... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan military appeared hopeful about progress in Afghan reconciliation as it warned of potential spoilers in the process, Pakistani media reports on Friday. The dawn.com quoted military spokesman as saying: “While onus for... read more
“To: Afghan ICT Solution; Delta Global Corps & Navid Fardin Logistics Company, a Joint Venture; and Nawi Azim Rassoly Trading Co.Ltd  PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that you have been served with a Summons and First Amended Interpleader Complaint... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Following United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) protection of civilians in armed conflict annual report, the Resolute Support (RS) leaders said that all possible measures were being adopted to protect Afghan... read more
Kabul, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, 17 February 2015 – A new Institute promoting Afghanistan civil society was launched today in Kabul.  For reading the full story, please click here  
German and Dutch governments continue justice sector programme in Kunduz until 2017 For reading the full story, please click here    
HEART/ KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Two men accused of killing their wives have been arrested in western Herat and northern Kunduz provinces, officials said on Monday. Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, Herat police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Samia, the slain... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Stressing enhanced ties with neighboring countries, including India, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday expressed optimism that relations with neighboring states were navigating toward positive direction. A statement from... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 24 insurgents, including Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, have been killed in showdowns with ANA in central Uruzgan and southern Helmand provinces, security officials said Sunday. Officials of the 205 Atal Military... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): On the eve of February 15--- being commemorated as Afghanistan victory day expelling former USSR soldiers from the country, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that the day is memorable in the contemporary history of... read more
Construction of new engineering college starts in Balkh with German funding – Parliamentary State Secretary in Germany’s Ministry Economic Cooperation and Development lays cornerstone together with Balkh’s deputy. For reading the full story,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a mosque in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province in Pakistan. At least 21 people were killed and 50 others injured during... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf has called for an end to the backing of militant “proxies” in Afghanistan. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper, Musharraf admitted when he was in power, Pakistan sought to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday reassured his all out support to journalists and media of the country and to ensure freedom of expression.   The president expressed this on the eve of World Radio Day being observed... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished best of luck to the Afghan cricket team success in International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, kicking-off on Saturday. In a statement from the Presidential Palace, Modi... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): As many as 19 persons were killed and over 50 wounded in a gun and bomb attack in Peshawar, the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on Friday when suicide attackers forced their way inside Imambargah, police and hospital... read more
KABUL/ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Pakistan on Friday denied their security forces had recently conducted joint operations at border region between the two neighbours. The Presidential Palace in Kabul said Afghanistan would neither allow... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s military on Thursday acknowledged Afghanistan’s help in arresting the Taliban militants who orchestrated the attack on a Peshawar school in December that killed 150 people. The Pakistani Army spokesman told reporters... read more
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Police in southeastern Paktika province recovered 200 kilograms of explosives and two suicide vests from a car, an official said on Thursday. Nisar Ahmad Abdul Rahimzai, director National Directorate of Security (NDS), told... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday revealed the new government had a comprehensive agenda for reforms and change in Afghanistan. Speaking to Yasushi Misawa, the Japanese deputy representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The third round of trilateral dialogue among Afghanistan-Pakistan-China held in capital Kabul on Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said. MOFA deputy spokesperson Siraj-ul-Haq Siraj told Pajhwok Afghan News the three... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan national Taekwondo team has won three medals of gold, silver and bronze at the third Fujairah Open International Taekwondo Championship held in the United Arabic Emirates (UAE), officials said on Saturday. Nearly... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Friday reiterated its commitment to provide the Nishtar Kidney Centre (NKC) in Jalalabad, the capital city of eastern Nangarhar province, with the needed medical equipments. Following media reports, Akhtar Munir,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Election Watch Organization of Afghanistan (EWA) on Thursday urged the government to establish a commission for fundamental reforms to the electoral system. The Wolesi Jirga -- lower house of parliament -- recently made... read more
Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief & Development For reading the full story, please click here  
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Public health officials on Wednesday said construction work on a Pakistan-funded kidney hospital in eastern Nangarhar province has been completed and urged Islamabad to deliver the required equipment as soon as possible.... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): In reaction to government’s move to ban pillion riding in the Ghanikhel district of eastern Nangarhar province, the Taliban on Wednesday impeded a polio vaccination campaign, the director of public health said. Dr. Najibullah... read more
SHARAN (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) on Wednesday distributed 352 tonnes of wheat to 3,500 flood-affected families in southeastern Paktika province, an official said. Last summer flash floods destroyed... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Mining analysts and officials believe contracts for extracting crude oil from Amu River basin has been inked in disregard of international standards, which is not in Afghanistan’s interests. Covering parts of Faryab, Sar-i-Pul... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Security officials in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday said they had seized 21 pistols smuggled from Pakistan for terrorist activities. Police chief Brig. Gen. Fazal Ahmad Sherzad told reporters the pistols had been... read more
President Ashraf Ghani welcomed the European Union Special Representative in Afghanistan and Head of the European Union Delegation, Ambassador Franz-Michael Mellbin, to discuss the European Union's future engagement in Afghanistan. For reading... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The spy service on Monday claiming foiling a plot to assassinate the National Directorate of Security chief for eastern Laghman province. A statement from the NDS headquarters in Kabul said three people, including a would-be... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): In a grim reminder, the Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Organisation (AHRDO) said on Monday that women remained a marginal force after years of international investment in the country.   In a fresh report, Women in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The national unity government on Saturday said it would submit to the parliament draft amendments to a law barring provincial councils from overseeing local departments’ performance. Some days back, the lower house decided... read more
CHARIKAR/SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Provincial councils in Parwan, Jawzjan, Ghazni and Paktika also announced closing their offices in protest against the Wolesi Jirga decision barring them from overseeing local departments, officials said on Saturday... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Youth Organisation (AYO) on Saturday demanded elimination of the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan. Hashimi Parwani, the founder of AYO, alleged the IS was trying to expand its network in Afghanistan as it has... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than 60 people were killed and 55 others injured on Friday when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Shiite mosque in Pakistan’s Sindh province, media reported. A private TV channel, monitored in Kabul, said a number of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US military in Afghanistan is increasingly classifying information about local security forces, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said on Thursday. In a break with the past practice, the top... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Security forces claimed discovering seven arms depots containing weapons of different kinds and explosives during an operation in the Orgun district in southeastern Paktika province. A statement from the governor’s office said on... read more
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Insurgents have set free 14 local hostages in southwestern Nimroz province after taking written guarantees from them to avoid taking part in welfare projects, officials say. Col. Najibullah, Delaram police chief, told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pakistan ambassador to Afghanistan on Thursday met Afghan Foreign Minister, Salahuddin Rabbani to congratulate him on his winning the trust vote. On the occasion, Syed Abrar Hussain presented a letter of felicitation to the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A high-level delegation of the Afghan Border Force has held talks on border security with the corps commander of Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Led by Lt. Gen. Shafiq Fazli, the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 13 provincial councils (PCs) on Thursday announced closing their offices for seven days as a toke of protest over the Wolesi Jirga decision barring them from overseeing local departments. In reaction to Wednesday’s... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police detained three alleged drug smugglers and recovered 90 kilograms of narcotics from their possession during separate raids in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Thursday. Police chief Brig Gen Fazl Ahmad... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The fraught political transition and intensifying armed conflict have triggered uncertainty in Afghanistan, placing the rights gains of the past decade at risk, an international group said on Thursday. The power-sharing deal... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A child was killed in an explosion on Thursday morning in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, the police spokesman said. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the blast took place in the first... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said the smuggling of goods between Afghanistan and Pakistani was not acceptable and promised serious measures to dismantle what he called a parallel economy. At a meeting with members of the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday hailed parliament’s decision to approve eight ministers-designate and the National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief, promising to introduce soon replacements for the rejected ones... read more
KABUL/PUL-I-KHUMRI/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Six robbers and three smugglers have been detained in Kabul and Baghlan provinces, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Tuesday. A statement from the spy service said the men wanted to smuggle... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday gunned down two brothers in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, the governor’s spokesman said. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai told Pajhwok Afghan News gunmen sprayed the pair with bullets in... read more
SHARAN/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): At least two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in northwestern Faryab province while four insurgents were eliminated in southeastern Paktika, officials said on Monday. Nisar Ahmad Abdul Rahimzai,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Australia’s new ambassador to Afghanistan Matt Anderson on Saturday presented his credentials to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. Ghani accepted the ambassador’s credentials during a meeting at the Presidential Palace here.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A militant commander was among four fighters killed by Afghan soldiers in the central province of Uruzgan on Friday, an official said. Provincial government spokesman Dost Mohammad Nayab told Pajhwok Afghan News another four... read more
JALALABAD/PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Seven alleged kidnappers have been arrested in eastern Nangarhar and central Logar provinces and a student rescued from their captivity, officials said on Thursday. Security personnel detained four alleged... read more
Threats to Media Freedom in Afghanistan For reading the full story, please click here  
KABUL (Pajhwok): The World Food Program (WFP) would provide food aid and vocational training assistance of $32 million to the disabled and calamity-hit people, including women, an official said on Sunday. A memorandum of understanding was signed... read more
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Two insurgent groups have joined the government-initiated peace process in northern Baghlan province, officials said on Sunday. Col. Abdul Bashir Rashid, provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News up to 20... read more
GHAZNI/SHARAN (Pajhwok): Religious leaders in southern Ghazni province have urged the Afghans to shun ethnic differences and work for solid national unity. Attending a Seerat-un-Nabi conference in Ghazni City, on Friday evening, the scholars said... read more
 KABUL (PAJHWOK): Two dozen people, including four women, were detained in connection with drug smuggling last week, the Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) said on Saturday. The arrests were made in Kabul, Nimroz, Kunduz and Logar provinces... read more
KUNDUZ CITY/FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): A Taliban commander has been detained and an arms dump seized in northeastern Kunduz and Badakhshan provinces, officials said on Thursday. Kunduz police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Saboor Nasrati, told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): An explosives-laden car ready for use in a suicide attack and a rocket strike were foiled in the capital Kabul on Thursday, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Acting Minister of Education Mohammad Asif Nang on Wednesday said that 1,000 schools banned by militants in restive areas of different provinces had been reopened. Another 550 schools still remained closed in the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): On a street once buzzing with shoppers and a bustling bazaar, filthy sewers soak the edges of an overflowing garbage dump. A drug addict is picking through the waste for needles while street children fish out plastic or tin they can... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban on Thursday rejected reports that the insurgent movement had shifted its political office from Qatar to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Recently, social media said Taliban had closed their political bureau in Doha and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): An explosives-laden car ready for use in a suicide attack and a rocket strike were foiled in the capital Kabul on Thursday, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said. A statement from the sp0y service said that the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Currently on a visit to the United Kingdom, the Pakistan army chief has discussed the obtaining security in the region, particularly the situation in Afghanistan, a media report said on Thursday.  Chief of Army Staff (COAS)... read more
We expect every single minister to provide Afghan women with equal opportunities For reading the full story, please click here  
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO’s top commander in Afghanistan US General John Campbell on Wednesday insisted on jointly countering terrorism and hoped the international community would continue cooperating with Kabul. Campbell expressed these views during... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A policeman has been arrested in northern Jawzjan province for allegedly raping a five-year old boy, officials said on Wednesday. Col. Mohammad Rahim, crimes department head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the policeman, 17, had... read more
Group of youth who had the initiative to collect old (2nd hand) clothes, was able to gather a collective of about 2244 out fits from 7 districts of Kabul. For reading the full story, please click here  
KABUL (Pajhwok): In an effort to effectively enforce a national action plan against terrorism, Pakistan is considering close scrutiny of funding of thousands of religious schools, a media report said on Wednesday. The complex issue of seminary... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States and Pakistan on Tuesday agreed that peace and stability in Afghanistan was a prerequisite for stability in the region. Pakistan Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz and US Secretary of State John Kerry underlined... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday welcomed the nomination of ministers and senior officials as an important milestone in implementing the agreement on a national unity government. UNAMA... read more
KABUL: (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani, heading a high-level delegation, left for the United Arab Emirate (UAE) on Monday, his office said. Accompanied by senior governmental officials, Ghani left Kabul for Abu Dubai, the UAE capital, in the... read more
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): An Afghan worker in Iran, who suffered critical wounds in an accident, has been unable to fund his medical treatment due to abject poverty. Safiullah, 30, was injured on his way to Tehran, where he reached illegally via... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Given bellow are biographies of the ministers-designate, who have been introduced to the parliament by the national unity government. 1- Noorul Haq Ulumi, Minister of Interior, is the son of Abdul Azim Ulumi and was born on... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday met Pakistan’s spymaster and both sides underlined the need to enhance cooperation against the scourge of terrorism. Ghani and Rizwan Akhtar, director general of Pakistan’s premier... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s Legal Advisor Abdul Ali Mohammad on Sunday said the new cabinet would be announced tomorrow (Monday). He told reporters in Kabul that some people wanted to impose the nomination of unqualified... read more
Kabul: Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) is deeply concerned on ambiguity over parliamentary election’s timeline, not establishment of election reform commission by National Unity Government, and the unlikely approval for... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan National Football team coach Mohammad Yousuf Kargar seriously wounded when unidentified men attacked him with knife in the capital Kabul, an official said Sunday. Farid Maulaee, deputy chief of football federation... read more
JALALABAD/MAZAR-I-SHARIF/ KABUL (Pajhwok): At least ten militants have been killed and 18 others wounded during clearing operation on the outskirts of Pachiragam district in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Saturday. Ahmad Zia... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Unidentified motorcyclists on Saturday gunned down judge of anti-corruption court in Jalalabad City, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, the governor’s spokesman said. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai told Pajhwok Afghan News that... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential spokesman Nazifullah Salarzai on Friday rejected report as concocted that the government of national unity had offered three ministries to senior former Taliban leaders in the new cabinet. Earlier, media reports said... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) in its report revealed that millions of dollars had been embezzled in the construction of a facility for the Afghan National Army's (ANA) Camp Commando. In a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A meeting on policy recommendations and registration of Afghan refugees was said to be attended by senior officials in Islamabad and decided that deadline for repatriation of Afghan refugees would not be extended beyond December 31... read more
ZARANJ/ JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Police in southwestern Nimroz on Thursday claimed foiling a big smuggling bid by recovering 250 kg heroin to Iran and detained two alleged smugglers. The illicit substances were recovered from the oil tanker at the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Thursday condemned in strongest terms the attack on a French satirical weekly – Charlie Hebdo-- which left 12 persons dead and 20 others wounded. In a statement from the Presidential Palace,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Mining sector experts and geologists believe that formal training arrangements for labourers will help reduce human losses, bolster production of minerals and excavate the resources in a professional way. The experts criticized... read more
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The body of a woman has been found in northern Jawzjan province--- a province that witnessed 13 women deaths last year, an official said Thursday. Col. Abdul Manan Raufi, police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the woman 37,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah and NATO’s European command on Thursday while terming Pakistan’s role crucial for combating the menace of terror, underlined greater cooperation between Islamabad and Kabul to ensure... read more
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Six insurgents have been killed in US drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province, police spokesman said on Thursday. Hazrat Hussain Mashriqiwal told Pajhwok Afghan News the unmanned aircraft carried out the missile attack in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Wednesday claiming foiling a devastated sabotage act by arresting a would-be suicide bomber and his facilitator liked to the dreaded Haqqani Network, in capital Kabul. Mohammad Ayub... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation and the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) together with their implementing partners are providing essential non-food winter items to over 220,000 vulnerable people throughout... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The new US Ambassador to Afghanistan P. Michael McKinley presented his diplomatic credentials to Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at a ceremony on Tuesday at the Presidential Palace.  Ambassador McKinley previously... read more
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): Iranian and Afghan officials said sustainable security in region can be merely restored by the regional nations, and called for widening and deepening of Tehran-Kabul security ties. In a meeting between Secretary of Iran's... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok):  One killed and seven others including four foreigners were wounded when a suicide bomber on Monday rammed his explosive-laden car into European Union Police (EUPOL) vehicle on Monday in the Yakatut neighborhood in the 9th... read more
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): A decades-long enmity between some families from the same tribe was resolved by a jirga in the Pushrud district of western Farah province on Friday, an official said. Amir Mohammad Ayubi, the head of Farah Peace... read more
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): More than 5,000 mines planted by insurgents in various areas of Maiwand district in southern Kandahar province have been defused by the police, officials said Sunday.   Jan Agha, the district police chief, told... read more
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): On third consecutive day, hundreds of protesters took to the streets denouncing government for what they alleged authorities failed to investigate the tragic incident that resulted in the killing and wounding of scores of... read more
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Eighteen militants were killed in foreign forces airstrike in Gayan district of southeastern Paktika province on Saturday, police said. Nisar Ahmad Abdul Rahimzai, a senior police official, told Pajhwok Afghan News the air... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a mortar shelling that killed and wounded more than 70 people, mostly children and women, at a wedding party in southern Helmand province.  Local officials said mortars fired by... read more
QALAT (Pajhwok): Police seized a truck and recovered 264 kilograms of drugs from it in southern Zabul province, an official said on Wednesday. Two men on the truck were also detained in connection with the drugs, Zabul police chief Brig. Gen... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): In a startling revelation, in 2010, NATO even added Atta Mohammed Noor, the incumbent governor of northern Balkh province, to the list of targeted killings, the German’s Spiegel online reports. In its detailed article, the... read more
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Of 358 educational institutions, at least 228 schools have no buildings in this southeastern Paktika province, officials and residents said Tuesday. Another challenge of serious nature is that the province is facing with acute... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban on Monday described the 13-year-long US-led war in Afghanistan as a “fire of barbarism and cruelty” that had drowned the country “in a pool of blood”. In a statement in English, the Taliban said: “America, its... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Japan has donated a laboratory and x-ray equipments for Indira Gandhi Institute for Child Health (IGICH) in Kabul, a statement from the Japan Embassy said Monday. The handover ceremony of medical equipments for IGICH was held on... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At the end of this year, the NATO secretary general confirmed ending its combat mission in Afghanistan and opening a new chapter in its relationship with Afghanistan. In a statement the NATO secretary general said that the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): In order to strengthen the cooperation and security mechanisms on the external borders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) area of responsibility, the focus of the organization was on preventive measures to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The counterinsurgency operation in the Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, bordering Pakistan’s tribal region of Bajaur, is going on successfully, the Ministry of Defence on Thursday. Led by the 201st Selab Military Corps... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday appointed Asadullah Ghazanfar as his advisor on cultural affairs. The appointment of Ghazanfar, a prolific writer, was announced in a brief statement from the Presidential Palace.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday warned illegal armed groups of dire consequences if they challenged the government’s writ. Ghani issued the warning during a video conference with newly-appointed officials of northern... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan carpets got the first position at an exhibition in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Tanwir Investments chairman said on Wednesday. Daud Jabbarkhel told Pajhwok Afghan News around 160 companies from the Middle East,... read more
Proposed Draft on Amending Selection Procedures of Members in Electoral Bodies (IEC&IECC)Mandate and Duties Law For reading the full story, please click here  
Amid walkout, Senate returns budget to WJ
KABUL (Pajhwok): The governor of southeastern Paktia province on Monday took strong exception to statements from Dr. Abdullah’s supporters that there would be a storm of protests if the candidate was declared a loser.“They have threatened to create... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hundreds of civil society activists took to the street in Kabul on Sunday condemning latest spate of violence against women and demanding the government to ensure safety of women in the country.Last month, a group gang raped women... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday hosted marathon talks between the two men vying to succeed him and urged them to reach a negotiated settlement to end the electoral impasse.A statement from the Presidential Palace said the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Sixteen insurgents, including a senior Taliban suicide attacks facilitator, were killed during separate security operations in northern Balkh and southern Kandahar provinces, officials said on Sunday.A dozen rebels were killed during a... read more
 KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Residents on Thursday protested against the government for not consulting them on the appointment of high-ranking official in northern Kunduz province.More than 200 protestors, including religious scholars and influential... read more
 KABUL CITY (PAN): Iran has sent its National Security Council chief to Kabul to share its concerns over a security pact between Washington and Kabul, political analysts said on Sunday.Dr. Saeed Jalili arrived in Kabul yesterday and met... read more
 KABUL/KUNDUZ (PAN): Father of a 15-year-old rape victim has appealed to President Hamid Karzai to bring the rapist to justice and award him capital punishment.The incident took place in northwestern Badakhshan province during the holy month of... read more
 KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): A group of kidnappers allegedly behind abducting a foreigner has been busted in northern Kunduz province, an official said on Thursday.The four-member group led by Syed Akbar, was detained in the Khanabad town during a... read more
KABUL CITY (PAN): Denouncing recent terrorist attacks in Nimroz and Helmand provinces, the interior ministry on Sunday promised thoroughgoing investigations into the incidents.On Saturday, a dozen policemen were killed during infighting in the... read more
KABUL (PAN): The United Nations on Wednesday said nearly five Afghan children are being killed or injured daily in the turmoil-hit country, where 1,756 minors suffered casualties in 2011.A report on Children and Armed Conflict, released by UN... read more
KABUL (PAN): A man suspected of stealing and selling International Security Force (ISAF) equipment to militants was held during an operation by the Afghan Special Forces in Kabul, the interior ministry said on Monday.A statement from the ministry... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Three people were killed and five others injured when a truck hit a motorcycle and then crashed into a tractor in southern Helmand province, officials said on Sunday. The accident took place at 10am in front of police headquarters... read more
KABUL(PAN): President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned a suicide car bombing that killed at least nine people in southeastern Khost province on Friday. Another 31 people, mostly civilians, were injured in the bombing that targeted a police post in a... read more
KABUL (PAN): A Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader was captured along with a suspected insurgent during a joint operation in eastern Nangarhar province, the International Security Assistance Force said on Friday. The HIA leader for the Khogyani... read more
KABUL (PAN): A foreign soldier died in a roadside bomb attack in southern Afghanistan on Friday, the International Security Assistance Force said. The NATO-led force announced the death in a brief statement that neither gave the exact location of... read more
KABUL (PAN): A suicide bomber hit a Shiite mourning process in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Tuesday evening, killing seven people and injuring more than 35, media reports said. The powerful blast occurred during the Chelum procession of... read more
ASADABAD/QALAT (PAN): Seven Taliban fighters were killed and as many apprehended during separate military operations in eastern Kunar and southern Zabul provinces, officials said on Monday. In Kunar, a joint Afghan-international force operation... read more
KABUL (PAN): The 2004 Afghan constitution would be explained to ordinary people living in rural and remote areas of the country, an official said on Saturday. The move was aimed to increase people's awareness of the basic law, said Professor... read more
KABUL (PAN): An Afghan journalist, detained by intelligence operatives in central Kapisa province four months back, was released in Kabul on Wednesday. He had been detained on "suspicion" of having links to a terrorist, Hojatullah... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai postponed for a third time on Wednesday the new parliament's inauguration to enable a special court looking into allegations of fraud in the September 2010 election to hand down its verdict. Karzai's... read more
KABUL (PAN): A US congressional delegation visited soldiers of the 2-45th Agribusiness Development Team at Forward Operating Base in Gardez district of south-eastern Paktia province on th KABUL (PAN): A US congressional delegation visited soldiers... read more
KABUL (PAN): Media advocacy groups have said that the number of journalists killed in war zones in 2010 has fallen, but criminals and traffickers have become a greater threat to them, par KABUL (PAN): Media advocacy groups have said that the number... read more
KABUL (PAN): Injecting drug users (IDUs) who share needles, prisoners, migrants and displaced people are vulnerable to the risk of infection with HIV, the UN and USAID warned on Wednesday. On World AIDS Day,  government officials, the United... read more
KABUL (PAN): An insurgent leader was killed in a missile attack by NATO-led forces in southern Helmand province on Sunday, the alliance said. International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement the Taliban leader was targeted during... read more
KABUL (PAN): An insurgent leader was killed in a missile attack by NATO-led forces in southern Helmand province on Sunday, the alliance said. International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement the Taliban leader was targeted during... read more
KABUL (PAN): British intelligence has been blamed for paying a man posing as a Taliban leader who had talks with President Hamid Karzai, a British newspaper reported on Friday. British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) agents paid the man later... read more
KABUL(PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday asked the disgruntled candidates and their supporters protesting parliamentary election results to stay calm and maintain order. In a statement issued from the Presidential Palace, Karzai called on the... read more
KABUL (PAN): A cousin of the Afghan president, who failed to win a seat in Parliament, on Wednesday accused election officials of playing a political game. Hashmat Khalil Karzai, from Kandahar province, was on a preliminary list of winners... read more
KABUL(PAN): Two NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) servicemembers were killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan on Monday, the alliance said.The service members were killed as a result of an improvised explosive device (IED... read more
KABUL(PAN): The Afghan government has almost completely ignored women leaders in decision-making while dealing with different political actors and opposition parties, a study has found. A recent study by Human Rights Research and Advocacy... read more
KABUL (PAN): Ten insurgents were killed when international forces targeted a district-level Taliban command-and-control centre with an airstrike in southern Helmand province, the coalition said on Sunday. Multiple intelligence sources and tips from... read more
KABUL(PAN): President Hamid Karzai, NATO leaders and their allies approved on Saturday a plan to start pulling Western troops out of frontline combat in Afghanistan early in 2011, while pledging to support the country even after the handover ends in... read more
KABUL (PAN): NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Friday said a service member has died in an explosion in southern Afghanistan. In a statement, the force said the service member died Friday in a homemade bomb attack,... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two senior militants linked to the Haqqani terror network have been captured by NATO-led coalition and Afghan forces during separate operations in Khost and Baghlan provinces, the alliance said on Friday. During an operation in... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghan and foreign troops killed five insurgents and detained several others during an operation to detain a senior Taliban leader in Nawzad district of southern Helmand province, NATO said on Friday. Multiple intelligence sources led... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two Afghan National Army Mi-17 helicopters recently flew a supply mission to an outpost near Qush Tappah district of northern Jawzjan province under the mentorship of Interna KABUL (PAN): Two Afghan National Army Mi-17 helicopters... read more
MAIDAN SHAHR (PAN): The Turkish provincial reconstruction team (PRT) distributed 18,480 kilograms of sacrificial meat to vulnerable and poor people coming from across the central province of Maidan Wardak, the team said on Thursday. The meat,... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghan and coalition forces detained an improvised explosive device cell leader and two additional suspects in the Arghandab district of southern Kandahar province last night, the alliance said. In a statement, NATO said the Taliban... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan Uniformed Police recently established a specialised team of commandos to help increase the capability of security forces in the Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province, NATO said on Wednesday.  The 14-man unit... read more
KABUL (PAN): More than 70 women from Ghazni city completed English and computer classes provided by the Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team and Roshnaee Social Service Organization, an Afghan non-government organization. The programme that... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two soldiers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers died in insurgent attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, the alliance said. The deaths were announced in separate statement from the ISAF Public Affairs... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers died in two separate insurgent attacks in southern Afghanistan, NATO said on Friday. The deaths were announced in brief statements from the ISAF Public Affairs Office in... read more
KHOST (PAN): NATO-led forces have arrested more than 10 Haqqani Network militants, including a senior commander, during an overnight operation in eastern Khost province, the network's spiritual stronghold, the alliance said on Wednesday. The... read more
KABUL (PAN): A presidential spokesman on Monday denied reports that three Taliban leaders had secretly met with President Hamid Karzai two weeks ago. According to the Associated Press, Karzai met with Abdul Kabir, the governor of eastern Nangarhar... read more
KABUL (PAN): A presidential spokesman on Monday denied reports that three Taliban leaders had secretly met with President Hamid Karzai two weeks ago. According to the Associated Press, Karzai met with Abdul Kabir, the governor of eastern Nangarhar... read more
 KABUL(PAN): A senior Taliban leader, who facilitated the movement of foreign fighters, was killed in a NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) airstrike in southern Zabul province, the alliance said on Sunday. ISAF has mounted... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan government and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Saturday signed a three-year agreement to increase access to clean water and sanitation services in poor communities across the war-torn country. The... read more
KABUL(PAN): NATO and Afghan forces captured a Taliban leader during an overnight operation in Logar province on Thursday, the alliance said. The commander was responsible for "attacks on Forward Operating Base Shank" a NATO outpost in the... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai Wednesday agreed to form a joint committee of Afghan and NATO officials for "rapid" dissolution of private security firms, his office said. The committee would prepare a timetable for banning security... read more
KABUL (PAN): Six NATO-led soldiers were wounded in a series of explosions in southeastern Khost Province, bordering Pakistan's tribal region of Kurram, NATO said on Monday. Three blasts happened in quick succession around midnight in the Sabari... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two Taliban militants have been arrested in southern Kandahar province, the spy agency said on Sunday. The men were captured in Panjwae district, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement. One of the men was... read more
KABUL (PAN): The election body will announce the overall results of the Wolesi Jirga election on Sunday, however, the fraud panel has to go through all reported irregularities and certify the votes, officials said on Saturday. Ninety percent of the... read more
KABUL(PAN): An Afghan and coalition security force during an operation targeted a mid-level Taliban leader in the Shahjoy district of southern Zabul province, NATO said on Friday. The operation was carried out on Thursday against the rebel leader... read more
KABUL (PAN): The World Health Organization (WHO), launching its first global report on neglected tropical diseases, has said leishmaniasis threatened the health of 13 million vulnerable Afghans, especially women and girls. In light of an ongoing... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Some civilians were killed during an operation by NATO forces in the Kajaki district of southern Helmand province, officials and residents said on Monday. The operation in the Sofla area was conducted against a notorious Taliban... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Despite the completion of some reconstruction projects in the Marja district of southern Helmand province, residents complained on Sunday of inadequate health facilities in the former Taliban stronghold. In February this year,... read more
LASHKARGAH (PAN): A suicide bomber attacked international forces in Greshk district of southern Helmand province, officials said on Sunday. A Talbian spokesman, Qari Yosuf Ahmadi, claimed responsibility for the attack in the Spin Jumaat area. Nine... read more
KABUL (PAN): Foreign forces bombed an insurgent compound that allegedly contained more than 1,200 kilograms of home-made explosives in southern Kandahar province, NATO said on Sunday. A coalition aircraft conducted a precision air strike on the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Nine drug traffickers have been convicted and sentenced to prison sentences of up to 17 years and fined 1.6 million afghanis by an Afghan court, an official said on Saturday. A spokesman for the Primary Court of the Criminal Justice... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers died following a Taliban-style bomb attack and a third succumbed to a non-battle injury in Afghanistan, the NATO-led force said on Saturday. The roadside bomb that killed two... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers died following a Taliban-style bomb attack in Afghanistan, the NATO-led force said on Friday. The troops were killed in the restive south, where mostly American, British and... read more
KABUL (PAN): NATO confirmed on Thursday civilian casualties during an Afghan-coalition operation in the southern province of Ghazni, where officials claimed four children were killed in a helicopter attack. "There is credible evidence... read more
KABUL (PAN): A Polish soldier died Monday from injuries sustained in a roadside bomb attack in southern Ghazni province, the Defence Ministry in Warsaw announced. Sgt. Kazimierz Kasprzak, 32, was the 21st Polish soldier killed in NATO operations... read more
MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): Journalists demanded on Monday the immediate release of their colleague, Hojatullah Mujaddedi, working with Radio Television Afghanistan in central Kapisa province. Mujaddedi had been arrested by National Directorate of Security... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghan police have discovered and defused nine mines and drugs over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Interior in Kabul said on Monday. Often used in roadside bombs, the mine rounds were seized in Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan, Khost,... read more
KABUL (PAN): A suspected insurgent has been during a combined NATO-Afghan operation in Kabul, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Monday. With the detainee being questioned by Afghan authorities, the NATO-led force said the... read more
ASADABAD (PAN): An important canal rehabilitation project was completed in eastern Kunar province on Sunday, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said. The 24-kilometre Salar Canal provides irrigation water for 3,500... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers died following a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan on Sunday, the NATO-led force said. The troops were killed in a Taliban-style improvised explosive device (IED) strike... read more
KABUL (PAN): A Taliban deputy shadow governor has been detained during an Afghan-coalition operation in southern Kandahar province, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Saturday. Afghan National Army and coalition forces... read more
KABUL (PAN): Three International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers died following separate roadside bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, the NATO-led force said on Saturday. Two troops were killed in an improvised explosive device... read more
KABUL (PAN): More than 30 insurgents have been killed in a coalition airstrike in eastern Laghman province, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said on Saturday. More than 250 Afghan army, police and coalition personnel... read more
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Two brothers were killed and three others wounded in a roadside bombing in central Logar province, an official said on Saturday. The uncle of the dead, Mualim Sardar Muhammad Mohmand, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took... read more
KABUL (PAN): Five militants were killed and a sixth captured during a failed attack on a Forward Operating Base in southern Paktia province near the Pakistan border, NATO said on Friday. "The attack began when a vehicle, followed closely by... read more
KABUL (PAN): A senior Haqqani network facilitator was killed in a precision airstrike by coalition forces in Kabul, the International Security Assistance Force said on Friday. Qari Mansur, who took attack instructions from Haqqani leaders in... read more

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