Pak-Afghan border at Torkham, Chaman remains open for second day

TORKHAM: The Pak-Afghan border at Torkham and Chaman crossing points remained open today for a second day as Pakistan earlier decided to reopen the border at Torkham and Chaman for two days to facilitate...

Modi announces 500 scholarships for the children of martyred Afghan troops

KABUL: The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced 500 scholarships for the children of members of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANS) who have lost their lives defending the country. In his speech during...

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...

Nato air strike kills 11 Afghan policemen

 KANDAHAR: An air attack has killed at least 11 Afghan police officers in the volatile and opium-rich southern province of Helmand, officials said on Monday, in the latest apparent case of “friendly fire”. An...

20 killed in airstrike on Afghan Taliban training camp in Helmand

KABUL: A training camp of the Taliban insurgents was targeted in an airstrike in the restive Helmand province in south of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the airstrike was carried out in Khanshin...

Pak-Afghan border to be reopened for patients, women, aged people today: Zakhilwal

ISLAMABAD: Afghan ambassador to Pakistan Dr Omar Zakhilwal has hoped that the Pak-Afghan border would be temporary reopened for patients, aged and women today. In a statement on Saturday, the Afghan ambassador hoped that within...

C-130 plane crashes at Afghanistan’s Jalalabad airport: US defense official

JALALABAD: An American C-130 military transport plane crashed at Jalalabad airport in Afghanistan, a US defense official said Thursday, adding that it was not immediately clear if anyone was hurt. "A US C-130 aircraft...

Afghan security forces rebuff attack of Taliban in Zabul province

ZABUL: Afghan security forces have suppressed the attack of hundreds of Taliban insurgents in southern Zabul here on Thursday. A high ranking security official said the attack was led by a local Taliban commander...

Suicide car bomb strikes near Kabul airport: officials

KABUL: A suicide car bomb struck near Kabul airport on Monday morning, Afghan officials said, adding that initial information showed the target was a foreign forces convoy. “The bombing occurred near Kabul airport... There...

Next round of Afghan-Taliban talks set for end July: officials

KABUL: The next round of peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents is scheduled for the end of July, officials said Friday, with the venue for the meeting still unconfirmed. "The second...

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