Afghan spy agency declares Taliban leader dead in US drone attack

KABUL: Afghanistan’s spy agency Sunday said Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US bombing raid, the first confirmation from regional officials of his death, which marks a potential blow to the...

Taliban attacks threaten disputed Afghan district centre

 LASHKAR GAH: Afghan security forces backed by U.S. air strikes have beaten back Taliban attacks on a vulnerable southern district, government officials said on Wednesday, after a relative lull in fighting over the month...

Unregistered Afghan refugees in Mohmand Agency asked to leave

GHALANAI: The political administration of Mohmand Agency has directed unregistered Afghan refugees residing in the agency to leave for their homeland by July 10, reported Khyber News correspondent. The administration made announcements via loudspeakers and...

Heavy clashes ongoing close to Kunduz in Afghanistan

KABUL: A number of security forces in Kunduz province on Tuesday said heavy clashes are ongoing between Afghan soldiers and Taliban in areas close to Kunduz city and at least five police and army...

Anger in Afghanistan at female pilot’s U.S. asylum bid

KABUL: There was an angry reaction in Afghanistan to news that the first female fixed-wing pilot in the country's air force was requesting asylum in the United States after completing an 18-month training course. The...

China willing to be mediator between Pakistan-Afghanistan

KABUL: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is scheduled to visit Kabul soon where he will meet Afghan officials to discuss ways to improve Afghanistan-Pakistan relations, President Ashraf Ghani’s Office said in a statement late...

Large protest outside Pakistan embassy in Kabul

KABUL: Scores of protesters staged on Friday a protest demonstration outside the Pakistani embassy in Kabul, and chanted anti-Pakistan slogans. According to Afghan media, large number of Afghanistan Green Trend (AGT) members held a demonstration...

Pakistan condemns suicide attack in Kabul

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan, Wednesday strongly condemned the suicide attack in Kabul that led to the loss of precious lives. According to a foreign office statement, Pakistan conveys its deepest sympathies to the...

Eight killed as Afghan Army helicopter crashes

KABUL: Eight Afghan Army soldiers were killed early Sunday morning when a military helicopter crashed in northern Baghlan province, officials said. Afghan Defence Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said that five crew members and three army...

New Pak-Afghan border controls slow trade to a crawl

CHAMAN: For decades Afghan and Pakistani merchants crossed freely at Chaman, a dusty, wind-swept frontier town in Pakistan’s southwest, but an unprecedented bid by Islamabad to impose border controls is sparking fears for bilateral...

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