Afghan Taliban announce start of ‘spring offensive’

KABUL: The Afghan Taliban launched their "spring offensive" Friday, heralding fresh fighting in the drawn-out conflict as embattled security forces struggle to recover from a devastating attack on a military base one week ago. Operation...

Afghan Taliban launch spring offensive as U.S. reviews strategy

KABUL: The Taliban says its annual spring offensive will be a mix of conventional, guerrilla and suicide attacks on Afghan and foreign forces, underlining the challenges facing the U.S. administration as it weighs its...

High-level Pak Army delegation meets Afghan civil, military leadership in Kabul

RAWALPINDI: A high-level Pakistan Army delegation headed by Chief of General Staff Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar visited Kabul and met with the civil and military leadership of Afghanistan. The high-level military delegation offered free medical...

Ehsanullah Ehsan makes sizzling revelations in confessional statement

RAWALPINDI: The former spokesman of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) and Tahreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Ehsanullah Ehsan has said that TTP would mislead people especially the youth in the name of Islam. In his confessional statement issued by Pakistan...

ANA claims killing 28 ISIS’s fighters in Nangarhar

KABUL: Afghan National Army (ANA) on Wednesday claimed to have killed 28 terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) during a clash in Nangarhar province. According to provincial spokesperson Attaullah Khugyani, personnel...

Pakistan urges US to respect her interests

WASHINGTON: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has urged the United States (US) to respect the interests of Pakistan along with putting in efforts for peace in Afghanistan. Media reports suggest that during his meeting with US...

Eight Afghan policemen killed as Taliban strike check posts

KABUL: The Taliban overran three security checkpoints in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, killing eight policemen and cutting off a key road and two of the region's districts, an Afghan official said on Tuesday. According to...

Australian PM visits troops in Afghanistan

CANBERRA: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull travelled to Iraq and Afghanistan to visit his troops in the region and to asses his country's military contribution, an official release on Tuesday said. "The Prime Minister has...

China concerned over escalation of violence in Afghanistan

BEIJING: China has urged all sides in Afghanistan to participate actively in Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang during a news briefing in Beijing also expressed concern over escalation of...

Top U.S. general in Afghanistan sees Russia sending weapons to Taliban

KABUL: The head of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday he was "not refuting" reports that Russia was providing support, including weapons, to the Taliban. General John Nicholson was speaking in Kabul...

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