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KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States military, no longer having custody of any detainees in Afghanistan, has shut down its notorious detention facility in central Bagram province.Mark Wright, a Pentagon spokesman, said the last three prisoners in US... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday promised the government of national unity, involving his rival in the election, would take concrete steps to introduce political and institutional reforms.Addressing participants of his... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The outgoing president acknowledged on Sunday night his administration’s failure to realise the goal of lasting peace during his 13-year rule.“Enduring peace has always been my desire and priority. However, this dream didn’t come... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A Pakistani journalist, who was sentenced to four years in jail by a Nangarhar court in July this year on the charge of travelling to Afghanistan without documents, was released on Sunday.In line with President Hamid Karzai’s... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President-elect Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Monday issued an impassioned clarion call to action, promising a clean, efficient and service-oriented administration.Addressing an event celebrating his electoral victory in Kabul, the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has won 3935567 votes, or 55.27 percent of the ballots cast in the mid-June presidential elections, whose result is expected today (Sunday).An Independent Election Commission (IEC) official confided to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Independent Election Commission (IEC) Secretary Ziaul Haq Amarkhel on Monday announced his resignation in the wake of allegations regarding his involvement in fraud in the June 14 runoff vote.At a news conference in Kabul, the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday declined meeting his American counterpart Barack Obama at the Bagram Airbase in central Parwan province, indicating Kabul-Washington differences.On a secret trip to Afghanistan, Obama landed at the... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghan Taliban are unwilling to enter negotiations with the High Peace Council (HPC), a senior Pakistani foreign policy advisor has said. Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz told a Pakistani newspaper the... read more
KABUL (PAN): An influential human rights group on Wednesday called on the Karzai administration to repeal recent amnesty and election laws preventing the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IEEC) from disqualifying presidential candidates... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan remains at the rock bottom -- in 162nd position -- on the 2013 Global Peace Index (GPI), faring poorly in terms of political stability and respect for human rights.Launching the index at the GPI headquarters in New York on... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Pakistani militants on Monday announced suspending negotiations with the government, saying the authorities were not serious about the peace initiative.A spokesman for Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman told Dawn newspaper... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan on Friday declined handing over a dreaded Taliban commander to the Pakistan government, arguing that there was no extradition treaty between the neighbouring countries.  On Thursday, Islamabad said it had asked Kabul to... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, hailing the freedom of speech as a massive achievement, on Thursday called for preserving this liberty and implementing it in all media outlets across the country.In his fortnightly radio address to the nation,... read more
KABUL (PAN): For the first time in six years, civilian casualties in Afghanistan’s armed conflict dropped by 12 percent in 2012, the United Nations said in its annual report on Tuesday.Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) prepared the Annual... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) agreed on Sunday to provide more grant funds to Afghanistan to support essential reconstruction projects and economic development.At a meeting, the ADBs Board of Directors temporarily suspended a... read more