President seeks US help in equipping Afghan Air Force

KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has said Afghanistan is in the forefront of the war against terrorism, a major threat to the region and the world at large. Ghani made the remarks at a meeting...

Kabul plans detailed Taliban talks on ending bloodshed

KABUL: Afghan negotiators said Thursday their next round of talks with the Taliban would focus in detail on ways to end bloodshed in the country, wracked by nearly 40 years of war. Government representatives...

Afghan Taliban rejects participation in direct talks with govt

KABUL: The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan rejected to sit-in for direct peace talks with the Afghan government in the framework of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG). According to a statement released by the...

Pakistani Pakhtun leaders meet Karzai in Kabul

KABUL: Senior Pakistani Pakhtun politicians Friday met former Afghan president Hamid Karzai at his residence in Kabul. Mehmood Khan Achakzai, PkMAP chief, Asfandyar Wali Khan, ANP president, Afrasiab Khattak and Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao,...

60,000 Afghan refugee children born in Pakistan every year: UNHCR

ISLAMABAD: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that 60,000 children are born to Afghan refugees every year in Pakistan. According to a report of UNHCR, 180,000 children have not been registered...

Explosion targets NATO forces in Kabul

KABUL: A Taliban suicide bomber targeted NATO forces in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, as the group step up attacks as part of their annual summer offensive. Afghan troops and police are battling the...

Seven dead as suicide bomber hits Afghan TV channel bus

KABUL: Seven people were killed on Wednesday when a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying employees of popular Afghan TV channel TOLO, just months after the Taliban declared the network a legitimate “military target”....

Taliban defiant over delay to US troop reduction in Afghanistan

 KABUL: The Taliban on Friday brushed aside a US decision to delay withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, saying it would do nothing to save an “unwinnable war” and promising to step up its campaign against...

Afghan Taliban demand foriegn troops withdrawal for talks

KABUL: Afghan Taliban Thursday announced that they were “ready to initiate meaningful negotiations” for ending the long-standing war in Afghanistan if their “demands” were accept. “The Islamic Emirate believes a military solution is not...

Islamic State gaining ground in Afghanistan: UN

UNITED NATIONS: The self-styled Islamic State (IS) group is making inroads in Afghanistan, winning over a growing number of sympathisers and recruiting followers in 25 of the country's 34 provinces, a United Nations (UN)...

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