Afghanistan has optional sources if enemy blocks trade routes: Ghani

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that other optional sources are also available in case the enemy block the trade routes to the country. Speaking during a gathering in Mazar-e-Sharif city, the provincial capital...

22 including ISIS leaders killed in airstrikes in Afghanistan

KABUL: At least 22 militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in a series of airstrikes conducted in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The 201st Silab Corps...

U.S. strike kills an al Qaeda ‘leader’ in Afghanistan: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has said that a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan this week killed an al Qaeda militant who was responsible for the death of two American service members and accused of involvement...

Repatriation of Afghan refugees to resume by April: UNHCR

PESHAWAR: Following suspension of the return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan to their country for four months, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has announced the repatriation process to resume from April 3...

Afghan district Sangin falls to Taliban: Local officials

KABUL: Taliban captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern province of Helmand on Thursday, according to local officials. The officials added that it was the culmination of a yearlong offensive which took the...

9 Afghan policemen killed in ‘insider attack’

KUNDUZ: A local police officer shot dead nine of his colleagues at a check post in northern Kunduz province on Wednesday night, local officials confirmed. According to Afghan media, the incident took place at a...

Tripartite meeting discusses Pak-Afghan border tensions

KABUL: A tripartite meeting has discussed the border tensions and regional security matters in Kabul. According to a press release issued by NATO Afghanistan Resolute Support, the one star level meeting here between general officers...

Afghan Taliban take control of Helmand’s Sangin district

KABUL: Afghan Taliban have taken control of the key Sangin district in southern Helmand province on Thursday. According to Afghan media, the Afghan forces were forced to retreat from the district. The source further added that...

Afghanistan needs US help in addressing military shortfalls: Salahuddin Rabbani

WASHINGTON: Afghanistan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani said that the country needed US help in addressing “military shortfalls,” through increased training, ground and air capabilities, and reconnaissance and intelligence support. Salahuddin Rabbani during a meeting with...

Terrorism common threat to Pakistan, Afghanistan: Jhagra

MAZAR-E-SHARIF: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said that peaceful neighbourhood with Afghanistan is inevitable for promoting peace, progress and prosperity in region. Addressing a ceremony of Jashn-e-Nowruz in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, he said terrorism...

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