Taliban kill dozens of civilians in Sari-i-Pul province of Afghanistan

KABUL: Taliban militants killed dozens of people, mostly civilians, after capturing Mirzawlang area of Sayyad district in northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said on Sunday. The area had been under control of the Afghan Local...

Hekmatyar backs elections, rejects US troop increase in Afghanistan

KABUL: Infamous Afghan warlord and ex-prime minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar rejected any increase in US troops Saturday as he said elections were the only way to bring stability to the war-torn country. The 70-year-old, known widely...

Taliban suicide bomber kills NATO soldier in Afghanistan

KABUL: A Taliban suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign forces in Afghanistan late Thursday, killing one NATO soldier and wounding six other personnel, in the latest blow to the international coalition in the...

Trump frustrated by Afghan war; wants share in minerals in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's doubts about the war in Afghanistan has led to a delay in completing a new U.S. strategy in South Asia, skepticism that included a suggestion that the U.S. military commander...

Pakistan condemns Herat mosque attack

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday strongly condemned terrorist attack at a mosque in Herat the other day resulting in the loss of precious lives while many had been injured. According to a foreign office statement, Pakistan...

Suicide bomber attacks Nato convoy in Kandahar

KABUL: A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a vehicle filled with explosives into a convoy of foreign forces in Afghanistan's restive southern province of Kandahar causing casualties on Wednesday, officials said. “At around noon a car...

29 dead, 64 wounded in Herat mosque attack

KABUL: Dozens of worshippers were killed and wounded when one suicide bomber blew himself up and a second opened fire inside a mosque in the capital of western Herat province late on Tuesday. Herat police...

Afghan forces eliminate Iraq embassy attackers

KABUL: The attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul ended after the Afghan security forces eliminated the remaining attackers during the clashes which triggered after a car bombing. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) says the...

Iraqi Embassy in Kabul under attack: Afghan police

KABUL: An explosion targeting the Iraqi Embassy in the Afghan capital was followed by the sounds of gunfire in the area, Afghan police said on Monday, adding that an attack is underway. Interior Minister Spokesman...

US vice- president promises support for Afghan govt’s peace efforts

KABUL: US Vice-President Mike Pence has promised support for the Afghan government’s efforts at restoring peace and bringing development to the country. According to Afghan media, in a video conference with President Ashraf Ghani on...

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