Afghanistan celebrates 98th Independence Day

KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday placed a bouquet at the Freedom Monument in Kabul to mark 98th anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence. A smartly turned-out Ministry of Defence guard played the national anthem as part...

Trump makes no decision on Afghanistan strategy

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump reviewed an array of options for a strategy on Afghanistan with his top national security aides, but made no decision on whether he would commit more troops to America's...

Registration of undocumented Afghan nationals in Pakistan kicks off today

PESHAWAR : A countrywide drive for the registration of Afghan nationals staying in Pakistan without legal documents has kicked off today (Wednesday) and will continue till December this year. The project will be carried out...

Afghan Taliban warns Trump against sending in more troops

KABUL: The Taliban told U.S. President Donald Trump in an open letter on Tuesday that the military situation in Afghanistan was "far worse than you realize", and sending in more troops would be self-destructive. A...

Pakistan, Afghanistan meet for building mutual trust

KABUL: Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua called on Afghan President Dr. Ashraf Ghani in Kabul and discussed matters related to mutual trust. They discussed bilateral relations and overall geo-strategic situation in the region. The two sides...

Afghan forces recapture ´Mirzawalang´ village in Sar-e Pul province

KABUL: Afghan forces have recaptured a remote village where Taliban and Daesh fighters allegedly massacred dozens of civilians earlier this month, officials said Tuesday. Militants killed about 50 men, women and children in Mirzawalang, a...

Gunmen kill two Afghan women contractors at air base near Kabul

KABUL: Two Afghan women working for a security firm searching people entering Bagram air base near the Afghan capital Kabul were killed on Wednesday and two others wounded by unknown gunmen, officials said. The four...

Taliban release 235 civilians held in Afghan village

KABUL: Taliban insurgents released 235 civilians held since seizing control of an area in northern Sari Pul province five days ago, provincial officials confirmed on Wednesday. Zabi Amani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the...

Pakistan to work with Afghanistan for regional stability:PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday said that terrorism was a common threat for both the countries and Pakistan would work with Afghanistan for security and stability in the region. The prime minister said this...

Taliban kill dozens of civilians in Sari-i-Pul province of Afghanistan

KABUL: Taliban militants killed dozens of people, mostly civilians, after capturing Mirzawlang area of Sayyad district in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Sunday. The area had been under control of the Afghan Local...

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