Afghan road crash inferno leaves at least 35 dead

KANDAHAR: At least 35 people were killed Sunday when a passenger bus collided with a fuel tanker and burst into flames in southern Afghanistan, in the latest road accident in the war-torn country. Many of...

Under Ghani, opium crops spread in Afghanistan

KABUL: Afghanistan saw a 10 percent jump in opium cultivation this year, highlighting bumper harvests owing to collapsing eradication efforts amid growing insecurity and declining international counter-narcotics assistance, the UN said Sunday. Cultivation dropped last...

Afghan Taliban recapture Kunduz city

KUNDUZ: Afghan Taliban Monday entered the central district of the key Afghan city of Kunduz and claimed to have recaptured the provincial capital. Afghan media reported that government and police forces were still resisting the...

Afghanistan: 17 militants killed in drone strike, internal clash in Nangarhar

NANGARHAR: 17 militants have been killed in a drone strike and internal clash between two armed groups in eastern Nangarhar province. A statement issued on Monday by the police headquarters of Nangarhar states that...

Afghan refugees leave Pakistan over tougher measures on visits home

ISLAMABAD: More than five times the number of Afghan refugees returned home from Pakistan in August than in July, the United Nations' refugee office said on Tuesday, seeking to escape harassment in the host...

Karzai blasts Afghan govt for giving US troops ‘greater freedom’

KABUL: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has sharply criticized the National Unity Government (NUG) for giving U.S troops greater freedom to conduct air strikes against Taliban insurgents, saying they were a further erosion of...

Taliban offensive nears Afghan provincial capital

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan: Taliban forces have fought their way to within a few kilometers of the capital of Afghanistan's central province of Uruzgan, officials said on Wednesday, warning of its collapse unless authorities provide...

Ghani warns Pakistan of closing transit route with central Asian states

KABUL: The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has warned to close transit route for Pakistan to Central Asian countries as the Wagah port has been closed for the Afghan traders for import and export. President...

Afghanistan, Hizb-e-Islami sign peace deal; Hekmatyar to make political comeback

KABUL: Afghanistan Thursday signed a peace agreement with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar-led Hizb-e-Islami, paving the way for him to make a political comeback. Hekmatyar, who heads the now largely dormant Hezb-i-Islami militant group, is the latest in...

Seven of a family killed in Helmand blast

LASHKAR GAH: At least seven civilians were killed in an explosion in the restive southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, local officials said Sunday. According to Afghan media, the incident took place in the vicinity of...

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