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KABUL (Pajhwok): Through a decree, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has granted provincial councils the right to oversee performance of local departments, a well-placed source said Sunday. The decree, the source within the government told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): In a fresh development, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan has planned to expel all Afghan prayer leaders who are living illegally in the province. The quoting unnamed official as saying that the decision... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A senior Afghan Taliban’s negotiator, Qari Din Mohammad, is expected in Pakistan amid reports initial talks between the rebels and the Kabul administration have begun in Qatar. A member of the Taliban’s Doha office, Din Mohammad... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): With Pakistan’s facilitation, the Afghan Taliban’s Doha office has been revived and currently Taliban’s and President Ghani government’s representatives are holding initial talks on devising rules and agenda for formal negotiations... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif briefed a US congress delegation led by Senator Jack Reed with regard of his recent visit to Afghanistan, media reports. He told US the officials that Pakistan and Afghanistan had... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan lost on Wednesday their first ever World Cup match against Bangladesh by 105-run with more than seven overs to spare in their Pool A opener in Canberra. Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and chose to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A former veteran Taliban leader Mullah Agha Jan Mutasim has urged the international community to adopt a sincere approach towards resolving the Afghanistan’s imbroglio. In his message in connection with Feb 15 that marks the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A 15-year-old Afghan student has developed a virtual cricket game that also includes the Afghanistan team for the first time. Nasrullah Niazi, who belongs to the Andar district of southern Ghazni province, is currently living... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday told the national cricket players, who are in Australia for the ICC World Cup, to keep their morale high and abandon fear of losing. The president phoned Australia and talked to several members... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok):  Pakistani politician Imran Khan has assured the Afghan Ambassador in Islamabad that police would no longer harass Afghan refugees in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. The assurance comes after the International... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok):  The Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) on Saturday said it had agreed with provincial councils (PCs) on many issues pertaining to their oversight role and a new policy being prepared in this regard would be... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan football team will take on Pakistan on Friday (tomorrow) in a friendly encounter in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, officials said on Thursday Following their arrival in Islamabad two days back, the footballers... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan defeated an Australian club by five wickets in a warm-up one-day game on Wednesday ahead of the ICC World Cup. The 15-man Afghan side left Kabul for Australia on Friday to make their debut in the mega event,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Amid best wishes from President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah, the Afghanistan team left for Australia on Friday to make its debut in the ICC World Cup, commencing from Feb. 14. Afghanistan Cricket... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan cricket team is scheduled to leave for Australia on Friday (tomorrow) to make its debut in the ICC World Cup, commencing from Feb. 14. Afghanistan Cricket Board Chairman Nasimullah Danish told a press conference in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday announced appointing three more advisors. In compliance with CEO’s orders, Qurban Haqjo has been appointed as economic affairs and Haji Imam Qul as social affairs... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan says the US has assured it of helping capturing or killing Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah. In case of his arrest, the militant leader will be handed over to Pakistan. Pakistan's Deputy Defence... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Minister-designate Ghulam Jilani Popal has declined accepting the finance minister slot, a knowledgeable source said on Monday. A Wolesi Jirga member, who wished not to be named, confided to Pajhwok Afghan News Aklil Ahmad Hakimi... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): China has recently hosted Afghan Taliban representatives in order to facilitate talks between the insurgent group and the Afghan government, media reports Wednesday. Media reported that Beijing had informed Afghan officials about... read more
  MIRANSHAH (Pajhwok): Two US drone strikes in the militancy-plagued North Waziristan agency and southeastern Khost province left ten 17 rebels, including outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur, dead on Sunday,... read more
GARDEZ/KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A district development council head was killed in a militant attack in southeastern Paktia province while four people -- believed to be civilians -- lost their lives in a NATO drone strike in southern Khost on Tuesday.... read more
KABUL(PAN): Two Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been killed in a roadside bombing in the central province of Logar, the defence ministry said on Saturday. The two ANA servicemembers died after their vehicle struck a homemade bomb during a... read more
KABUL(PAN): Two Afghan soldiers have been killed and five others injured in militant attacks across the country over the past 24 hours, the defence ministry said on Saturday. A statement from the ministry did not say where the attacks took place or... read more
KABUL (PAN): The man in charge of cricket affairs in Kabul has been sacked while 15 provincial officials have been suspended, a spokesman for the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said on Wednesday. ACB provincial chiefs for Maidan Wardak, Kapisa... read more
KABUL (PAN): The head of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance has told President Hamid Karzai that he does not want to stay on in his position, a reliable official said on Sunday. Ghulam Jilani Popal recently had a meeting with Karzai in... read more
KABUL (PAN): The head of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance has told President Hamid Karzai that he does not want to stay on in his position, a reliable official said on Sunday. Ghulam Jilani Popal recently had a meeting with Karzai in... read more
 KABUL(PAN): Afghanistan defeated Hong Kong by eight wickets on Wednesday in the Asian Games 2010 in Guangzhou, China, an official said. It was the first time that cricket had been a competitive sport in the Asian Games. The Hong Kong team... read more