Signing BSA to be an important signal to Taliban: US officia
WASHINGTON: A senior US defense official has said signing the bilateral security agreement (BSA) as soon as possible would be an important signal to the Taliban that Washington intends to continu.... READ MORE
Karzai embarks on 4-day state visit to India
KABUL: Leading a high-level delegation, President Hamid Karzai left for India on Thursday afternoon on a four-day official visit to hold talks with Indian leadership on bilateral relations and co.... READ MORE
US pledges $15m to support CASA-1000 project
WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday announced a id="mce_marker"5 million grant for a major electricity transmission project which would transmit the much-needed power from Central Asia to .... READ MORE
Taliban claim plotting NDS cache blast declared accident
KABUL: An accidental but powerful explosion at an arm cache of the spy service sparked a brief panic in the central capital Kabul early on Thursday, but there were no casualties, officials said. .... READ MORE
Tribes call on govt to end ethnic discrimination
KABUL: Yousafzai and Babakarzai tribes on Thursday asked the government to end ethnic discrimination in the country and sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) in a move to protect the nation.... READ MORE
No indication that Karzai is seeking to delay vote: Dobbins
WASHINGTON: There has been no indication, either in private or public, that President Hamdi Karzai is seeking to postpone the next year’s presidential elections, a top Obama Administration offi.... READ MORE
Pak-Afghan destinies interlinked: Senator
ISLAMABAD: Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman of the Senate Defense Committee has said Pakistan places bilateral relations with Afghanistan in high esteem as destinies of both the countries.... READ MORE
Shopkeeper stabbed; girl commits suicide
GHAZNI CITY: In two separate incidents, a shopkeeper was stabbed to death and a young girl committed suicide in southern Ghazni province, officials said on Wednesday. Director of provincial hosp.... READ MORE
Sports & Show Biz
Zimbabwe set to host Afghanist
KABUL: Zimbabwe is set to host Afghanistan for a limited-overs tour st Read More...
KP team in Nangarhar to warm u
KABUL: Following a formal invitation by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB Read More...
Pakistan drops Jamshed for T20
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan selectors have dropped opening batsman Nasir Jamsh Read More...
Afghanistan up to 129th in FIF
KABUL: Afghanistan rose four places to 129th in November’s Internati Read More...
Fetrat’s short movies wins 1
KABUL: The short film “Do not trust my silence” -- directed by Afg Read More...
India-Afghanistan film brings
India’s celluloid connect to Afghanistan is not just limited to Amit Read More...
Salman Khan, SRK and Aamir Kha
Imagine the three Khans — Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman — releasing Read More...
Buzakshi Boys accorded hero’
WASHINGTON: Young Afghan boys, Fawad Mohammadi and Jawanmard Paiz, rec Read More...
Eyeball licking craze causing conjunctivitis in Japan
TOKYO: Teens in Japan have begun participating in a new fetish called oculolinctus or 'worming'. The act sees a person lick their partner's eyeball, with hundreds of pictures and videos being posted online. Doctors have warned that 'worming' could ....
Fighting female genital mutilation in Africa
DAKAR, SENEGAL: Now in her 50s, Madina Bocoum Daff still cannot get over the agony and shame of her teenage years. Madina - barely into adolescence - was subjected to one of the most severe forms of female genital mutilation (FGM) - a practice long carri....
Iran and blame the victim game
Tehran is continuously interfering in Afghanistan and pressurizing Kabul under one pretext or the other. Iran’s meddling into our internal affairs while giving it name of concern as Tehran did it recently when its ambassa...