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President lays floral wreath on Independence Monument

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KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday attended 96th Independence Day celebrations by laying a floral wreath at the Freedom Monument in Kabul. The ceremony was held with…

96th Afghanistan Independence Day celebrated countrywide

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The 96th Afghanistan’s Independence Day was celebrated with national zeal throughout the country in which thousands of countrymen participated amid colorful events. Salim Khan Kunduzi, the governor of…

Pakistani forces attack leaves 13 dead, injured in Kunar

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ASADABAD: At least 13 persons have suffered casualties as Pakistani forces attacked Nari district of eastern Kunar province, officials said Tuesday. Kunar police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib…

US concerned over increased violence in Afghanistan

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The United States on Monday expressed concern over increase in violence in Afghanistan and supported President Ashraf Ghani’s recent effort to address this security challenge in the country….

Enough Is Enough: Pakistan Needs to Change Its Approach to Afghanistan

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Pakistan’s years of harboring and encouraging terrorism toward Afghanistan must come to an end. Alama Iqbal, a philosopher and renown poet, termed Afghanistan “the Balkans of Asia” and…

Commander, two Pakistani IS terrorists held in Nangarhar

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AT-KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) arrested a commander along with two Pakistani members of the Islamic State (IS), when trying to enter Afghanistan through Torkham gate….

Foreigner female aid worker kidnapped in Kabul

AT-KABUL: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a female aid worker at gunpoint on Monday morning in Kabul. Fraidun Obaidi, head of Kabul police criminal investigation department, said that the incident…

Flash floods in Nangarhar killed 8, damaged 300 houses

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AT-KABUL: Flash floods in eastern Nangarhar province killed at least eight people and damaged more than 300 houses. Head of the Red Crescent Society office in Nangarhar, Nangialai…

Afghans gear up for Independence Day celebrations

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By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: Afghans are preparing to mark the Independence Day with great zeal. There is a scene of competition among residents of different cities. Dwellers of…

MoCN launches projects to counter narcotics

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Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: The Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MoCN) on Monday signed contracts with different firms for implementation of 20 uplift and livelihood projects. The uplift schemes are…