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...

Six killed in suicide attack in Southern Afghanistan

KABUL: At least six intelligence service unit personnel were killed in a suicide blast in Southern Afghanistan on Tuesday. The suicide bomber targeted a check post, Afghan officials said.

Pak-Afghan border reopens after 32 days

ISLAMABAD: Pak-Afghan Torkham border was reopened on Tuesday after a span of 32 days. The border at Torkham and Chaman was closed after a surge in terrorism incidents across the country for the past several...

Pakistan, Afghanistan need to work together to eradicate terrorism: Afghan envoy

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal on Monday said that terrorists are enemies of both Pakistan and Afghanistan adding that both the neighboring countries are needed to work together to eradicate terrorism. While...

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