Plot to attack Presidential Palace, Defence Ministry foiled
KABUL: Twenty-two insurgents, including a Pakistani suicide bomber and senior Afghan Taliban figures, have been arrested in a plot to attack the Presidential Palace, the Ministry of Defence and t.... READ MORE
Karzai lashes out at ‘US threats’ over security deal
KABUL: Lashing out at the United States, President Hamid Karzai has accused Washington of making threats in the dispute over an agreement. In an interview with the French daily Le Monde, Karzai .... READ MORE
65,000 clerics hired under pressure from MPs: Wardak
KABUL: Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak on Tuesday said 65,000 religious scholars had been appointed as schoolteachers under pressure from members of both houses of parliament. Wardak, wh.... READ MORE
Officials involved in gems smuggling: MP
KABUL: Large scale smuggling of precious and semi-precious stones is underway from different mines of the country in connivance with government officials, a Wolesi Jirga or lower house member say.... READ MORE
Iran daily deports Afghans by thousands
HERAT CITY: Iran has been forcefully deporting Afghan refugees by the thousands on a daily basis to western Herat province, an official said on Monday. Provincial Refugee and Repatriate Departme.... READ MORE
Delhi to give Kabul 2 'cheetah' choppers
KABUL: India will next month provide two “cheetah” helicopters to Afghanistan and may even send its military trainers to the newly opened Afghan National Army Officers Academy in Kabul, a lea.... READ MORE
Why is the Obama admin buying Russian helicopters for Afghan
WASHINGTON - U.S. military officials insisted a top-secret Pentagon study proved the need to buy Russian helicopters for Afghanistan's security forces. But the study actually recommended an Ameri.... READ MORE
22 terrorists includin7 suicide bombers arrested in three we
KABUL: The National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Tuesday said that 22 terrorist including seven suicide bombers have been arrested within the past three weeks in Kabul. Spokesman of the NDS.... READ MORE
Sports & Show Biz
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...
Afghanistan continue dominance
KABUL: Afghanistan outclassed Nepal by seven wickets in the semifinals 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...