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KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan beat West Indies (WI) by three wickets in the super six stage of World Cup Quilters (WCQ) played in Zimbabwe on Thursday. WI won the toss and decided to bat; the Caribbean batting line could not found great momentum... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO has decided to increase the size of its training mission “Resolute Support (RS)” in Afghanistan from the current 13,000 troops to 16,000, the alliance chief said Thursday. Speaking at the launch of his Annual Report for 2017... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Nepal kept Afghanistan’s World Cup Qualifiers (WCQ) hope alive after their five-wicket win over Hong Kong on Monday. On the bases of Net Run Rate (NRR) Afghanistan grabbed third slot in the group B table and managed to qualify... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): After suffering three successive losses, Afghanistan came back strongly on Saturday and beat Nepal by six wickets in ongoing competition of World Cup Qualifiers (WCQ) played at Bulawayo. Rahmat Shah and Najibullah came up with... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by two runs in the World Cup Qualifiers on Tuesday played at Bulawayo. In what is said to be a decisive match for the Afghan side to keep their hop alive for playing in the mega event of 219 World Cup,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Scotland beats Afghanistan in the World Cup Qualifiers  (WCQ) opening match by seven wickets at Bulawayo on Sunday. Scotland won the toss and decided to field first. Afghanistan batting was shaky at the beginning when three... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Participants of the second Kabul Process Summit have declared support for the Afghan government's practical plan of reconciliation and called on all armed groups to start peace talks and cease violence immediately, according to a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ameer Hizb-I-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) Gulbaddin Hekmatyar has said the government failed to protect people and asked the masses to ensure their safety and security themselves. Hekmatyar expressed the view during a meeting with... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok) In recent months, the Taliban have forced media outlets in several provinces to pay taxes that are tantamount to a ransom to be allowed to continue operating, Reporters Without Boarder (RSF) said on Tuesday. The targets have... read more
KABUL (PAJHWOK) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has asked the nation to show determination and preserve unity in order to develop a safe and modern nation based on a strong respect to the rule of law and internal diversity. The president... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Talks between Afghan and Pakistani government delegations held in Islamabad on February 9th and 10th have ended without any specific result, while there was some progress on the mechanism of cooperation, a statement from the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three suspected militants have been killed in a US drone strike at a compound close to the Durand Line in Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency, a media report said on Friday. According to local officials, two missiles were fired at... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Liu Jinsong On Tuesday renewed commitment to support Afghanistan in various areas and said Afghanistan had become more important to them after the deliberation at the 19th National Congress held... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Pakistani Embassy on Wednesday announced the result of a scholarship exam taken from Afghan students for undergraduate studies in the neighboring country. In a statement, said the Pakistani Embassy in Kabul said the exam held... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): An above 1000-strong commando unit graduated from the 21st Commando Qualification Course at the Camp Commando in capital Kabul on Thursday. The graduation marked the passage of the new commando force into the elite Afghan Special... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has been awarded the diploma of conferring him the title of Honorary Doctor of Bukhara State University, a media report said on Wednesday. During the visit to the Bukhara State University, Ghani... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Seventh Heart of Asia Conference (HoA) in Azerbaijan has recognized the need to strengthen trust and cooperation among regional states to promote stability and prosperity of Afghanistan. “We agree to actively participate in a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammad Bin Salman has urged collective and coordinated efforts to eradicate terrorism and extremism. Addressing Defence Minister of the Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism Coalition... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The European union (EU) has expressed disappointment over incidents of violence against women, with 3,778 such cases recorded this year. The incidents included 231 cases of murder, 1003 cases of beating and 38 instances of rape,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan and US governments have reportedly agreed to resolve the pre-2015 tax dispute, however, it is unclear if the Cabinet has approved the agreement. The agreement happened on terms included a payment of $52 million to the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg has hailed Romania’s strong contribution to the alliance in Afghanistan, according to a statement issued on Monday. Stoltenberg, who arrived in Bucharest, the country’s capital, held talks... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US and United Kingdom (UK) embassies in Kabul wished happy Eid-ul-Adha to the people of Afghanistan on Thursday. “US Embassy in Kabul and I extend our best wishes to the people of Afghanistan on the occasion of Eid al-Adha,”... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday resigned from his post after the country Supreme Court (SC) disqualified him from holding his office, a media report said. “Nawaz Sharif, despite having "strong reservations" on the... read more
  KABUL (Pajhwok): Head of the Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) Gulbadin Hekmatyar has stressed social justice for durable peace and stability in the country and said efforts were underway to rehabilitate tribal councils and traditional... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal has met Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) chief in the Nowshera district Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and discussed with him bilateral relations and the peace process, a media report said on Wednesday.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A new US strategy, even with a troop surge, may not succeed in Afghanistan as long as Pakistan does not reduce support to the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network, an influential American newspaper reported on Friday. An... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has reaffirmed its commitment for durable peace and stability in Afghanistan, a media report said on Saturday. Pakistan State and Frontier Regions Minister Abdul Qadir Baloch said his country would extend its full... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The West Indies (WI) survived some jitters before defeating Afghanistan in the second One-Day International (ODI) by four wickets and leveling the series 1-1. Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat. No Afghan batsman... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): West Indies (WI) on Sunday secured the three match series by 2-0 after beating Afghanistan by 29 runs in the second Twenty-Twenty (T-20) match played at Warner Park in Basseterre. West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Pakistan cricket teams would play two Twenty-twenty overs games in the future, a media report said on Saturday. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan has announced that Pakistan and Afghanistan... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The West Indies may call back senior players to the One Day International (ODI) squad ahead of the limited over series with Afghanistan, reports say. Courtney Browne, chairman of the West Indies Cricket Board Selection Committee... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Beijing has established a scholarship fund for students from countries along the One Belt and One Road (OBOR) initiative for studies in the Chinese capital, a media report said on Thursday. The municipal government set up a "Belt... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): After losing the third and forth One Day International (ODI), Afghanistan on Friday made a strong comeback and won the fifth and final ODI by seven wickets that gave the blue tigers 3-2 victory in the series. Afghanistan who lost... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has proposed changes to Full Membership status, a plan which could pave the way for emerging nations like Afghanistan and Ireland to play against major teams, a media report said on Thursday... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has authorised the country armed forces for cross boarder action against terrorist groups, a media report said on Tuesday. According to, Pakistan finance minister told the upper house... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan went up 2-0 in the five-match series as they trounced Zimbabwe by 54 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Harare, a media report said on Monday. Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat, setting the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Condemning in strongest terms recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar said the people of Afghanistan suffered the most as result of Daesh attacks in recent months, a statement from his... read more
  KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan Foreign Affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz on Friday telephoned National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar and convoyed Islamabad’s anguish and pain at the recent terrorist incidents in parts of Pakistan, a statement... read more
KABUK (Pajhwok): Pakistani politician on Friday showed disagreement over the country’s security establishment decision to close Torkham and Spoinboldak crossing. Afrasiab Khattak, senior member of the Awami National Party (ANP), told Pajhwok... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Friday closed Torkham crossing in the aftermath of recent blast at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sindh province in which 70 people were killed and over hundred wounded, a media report said on Friday. The... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Friday summoned officials of the Afghan embassy to the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi to lodge protest against the use of Afghan soil by terrorists to carry out attacks in Pakistan, a media report said on... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Central Asia-South Asia (CASA-1000) electricity supply project could not be completed on schedule due to a delay in the award of a contract for converter stations following a request from a French company, a media report said on... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Russia said on Tuesday that any decision by the United States to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan would worsen the situation in the country, a media report said. Moscow had not yet spoken to the Trump administration over the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 20 people were killed and nearly 50 others wounded in a blast at a vegetable market in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Kurram on Saturday morning. “At least 20 people have been killed and 49 others wounded,”... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): After months of dry weather, most provinces of the country, including Kabul, received rain and snowfall on Tuesday. The wet spell is expected to continue over the next couple of days. Plain areas were lashed by rains and... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO Resolute Support (RS) Commander has termed Afghan government and Hizb-i-Islami (HIA) peace deal an "encouraging" step in the effort to resolve the country's conflict, a media report said on Saturday. "This is positive in the... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A media report on Saturday hinted at Gulbadin Hikmatyar, a Hizb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) head, whose negotiating team has just signed a historic peace deal with Afghan government, could run for next presidential election.... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Independence Day celebrations are at fever pitch as roads, shopping centres and important sites across the country have been decorated with lights and national flag. The Independence Day is celebrated in Afghanistan on August 18... read more
More than a decade after the Taliban, who banned girls from education, were ousted from power, female students in provinces and even the central capital Kabul continue to drop out of school after reaching 5th or 6th class due to cultural... read more