At least 110 soldiers surrender to Taliban in Badakhshan

KABUL: At least 110 soldiers have surrendered to Taliban militants in Badakhshan province, an official says and Taliban claim. Abdullah Naji Nazari, head of the provincial council of Badakhshan says that 180 soldiers who...

Chaman border likely to reopen within two days

CHAMAN: Normalcy is returning to Chaman after the attack of Afghan forces on Pakistan’s census team as decision to reopen Bab-e-Dosti is expected within two days. The census activities are continuing in the area except...

Bab-e-Dosti partially reopened on eighth day

CHAMAN: The Bab-e-Dosti gate at Chaman border was partially reopened for women, children and people with ailments on eighth day while life in Chaman is gradually returning to normalcy. The census activities continued across Chaman...

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...

38 militants killed in Helmand, Nangarhar operations

KABUL: At least 38 Taliban and Daesh militants were killed in military operations carried out by Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in various parts of the country in past 24 hours, the...

Taliban call on Trump to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

KABUL: The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday called on U.S. president-elect Donald Trump to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan. “Our message is that the Americans should draft a policy not to take away the independence and...

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...

US air strikes in Afghan district under Taliban siege

KABUL: The US launched air strikes to bolster Afghan forces scrambling Thursday to beat back Taliban insurgents who seized large swathes of a key opium-rich district, following the first British deployment to the volatile...

Afghan troops hold centre of Kunduz

KABUL: Afghan troops have regained control of the main square in Kunduz, a strategic northern city briefly seized by Taliban insurgents last week that has been the scene of intense fighting, officials said Wednesday....

Pak-Afghan Chaman border closed again

CHAMAN: Pakistan Wednesday closed Pak-Afghan border after opening for two days to let the stranded Afghans and Pakistani return to their respective countries. According to FC officials, the Chaman crossing point was closed on Wednesday...

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