Afghan Taliban leader sends envoy abroad to win support, unite group

PESHAWAR: The Afghan Taliban’s new leader is wooing powerful figures from the militant movement based in the Middle East who have not yet publicly pledged their support, sources within the group say, as he...

Afghan president calls on Pakistan to battle Taliban

KABUL: Afghanistan’s president has called on Pakistan to battle the Taliban rather than try to bring them into peace talks. Ashraf Ghani made the remarks during an address to parliament on Monday, a week...

Afghanistan summons Pakistan ambassador over cross-border shelling

KABUL: Afghanistan Saturday summoned Pakistan Ambassador in Kabul Abrar Hussain and lodged protest over the “cross-border shelling by the Pakistani forces”. According to Afghan media, Pakistan ambassador was summoned to Afghan Foreign Ministry. Afghan deputy...

US strike killed Afghanistan Al-Qaeda leader Farouq al-Qahtani

WASHINGTON: The US military confirmed Friday it had killed Al Qaeda's emir for northeastern Afghanistan during an air strike last month, in a major blow to the group as it seeks to re-establish safe...

Afghan Taliban district shadow governor killed in Zabul

KABUL: Security forces have launched operation against militants in Atghar District of southern Zabul which according to officials has been successfully going on. According to Afghan media, Deputy Police Chief of the province told...

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,...

Afghan forces end siege near Indian consulate

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: Afghan special forces killed a group of insurgents holed up in a house in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif late on Monday, bringing to an end a 24-hour siege following the insurgents' attack...

Clashes as taliban advance in embattled Afghan province

KANDAHAR: Clashes intensified Monday as the Taliban pressed an offensive to capture a key district in Helmand s opium-growing heartland, a day after an official warned the entire southern Afghan province was on 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 kill 10 Afghan police in insider attack: officials

KANDAHAR: A rogue policeman drugged and then shot dead 10 of his colleagues in southern Afghanistan early Tuesday, officials said, the second insider attack on police in just over a week. The Taliban infiltrator...

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