Politics & Security

At least 22 insurgents affiliated with Taliban and ISIS killed in Nangarhar military operation

At least 22 insurgents affiliated with Taliban and ISIS killed in Nangarhar military operation

2015-09-23 1491 Zariza Correspondent

​At least 22 insurgents affiliated with the Taliban and Islamic State (IS) groups have been killed and 21 others injured in the ongoing military operation in eastern Nangarhar province.

Op-Ed

Mother’s name in electronic national identity card is about gender equality

Mother’s name in electronic national identity card is about gender equality

2015-09-02 2604 Freshta Karim

​After the union cabinet in September 2012 gave its nod to the electronic national identity card (e-tazkira), the government of Afghanistan expressed its readiness to replace the old paper identity card with the new and technologically-advanced identity card.

Zariza Special

Empowering Afghan women to become leaders and changemakers

Empowering Afghan women to become leaders and changemakers

2015-06-20 2583 Syed Zafar Mehdi

​Afghanistan currently sits on the cusp of what has been termed the ‘transformation decade’, and nothing is more important for the National Unity Government (NUG) and its international partners than preserving and building on the gains of the past decade.

Law & Crime

Former top prosecutor in Samangan arrested for raping his 13-year-old adopted daughter

Former top prosecutor in Samangan arrested for raping his 13-year-old adopted daughter

2015-09-22 1240 Zariza Correspondent

A former top prosecutor in northern Samangan province was arrested by local police on Sunday for sexually assaulting his 13-year-old adopted daughter, according to local officials.

Sports

SAFF Cup 2015: Reigning champions Afghanistan to start title defense against Bangladesh

SAFF Cup 2015: Reigning champions Afghanistan to start title defense against Bangladesh

2015-09-19 930 0

​The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship 2015 will be played between December 23 and January 3 in India, according to a statement issued by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Arts & Culture

Afghan delegates to participate in international women’s media conference in India

Afghan delegates to participate in international women’s media conference in India

2015-09-14 837 Zariza Correspondent

More than 100 women journalists, media professionals and filmmakers are expected to participate in the 36th International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) biennial conference in New Delhi from September 15 to 18.

Kabul Post

Afghan government takes full control of air traffic operations from NATO

Afghan government takes full control of air traffic operations from NATO

2015-09-23 1207 Zariza Correspondent

​Afghan government has taken full control of the air traffic operations from the NATO, according to the officials of the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA).

Travel Tales

Panjshir valley: Nature in her most pristine form

Panjshir valley: Nature in her most pristine form

2015-07-04 1126 Syed Zafar Mehdi

​Last week, driving up the magnificent Panjshir valley in northeastern Afghanistan, 150 km north of Kabul, I saw beauty in its most pristine form.

Photo Features

In Pictures: Kabul shopkeepers witness surge in sale of dry fruits ahead of Eid

In Pictures: Kabul shopkeepers witness surge in sale of dry fruits ahead of Eid

2015-07-12 2460 Naimat Rawan (pictures and text)

The festival of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramazan, is celebrated in Afghanistan with tremendous fervor. As the festival approaches, there is huge rush in markets. People are shopping for clothes, gifts and food items. When it comes to food, nothing beats dried fruits. Eid al-Fitr festivities are incomplete without dried fruits.