Contacts with Taliban only aimed at promoting Afghan peace: Russia

MOSCOW: The Russian officials have reiterated that the recent contacts with the Taliban group were aimed at encouraging the group’s leaders to participate in an Afghan-led peace talks. Russia’s security adviser Nikolai Patrushev made the...

Pakistan to continue efforts for lasting peace in Afghanistan

BAKU:Pakistan has reiterated its commitment to continue efforts for lasting peace in Afghanistan. Addressing the Senior Officials Meeting of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process at Baku in Azerbaijan today, Director General in the Ministry of...

Pakistan, Afghanistan agrees to reduce tension

LONDON: Pakistan and Afghanistan on Thursday agreed to reduce tension and remove mistrust in high level talks in London, Afghan envoy Omar Zakhilwal says. Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, and British National Security Adviser...

Air strikes kill 36 Taliban fighters in Afghanistan

KABUL: At least 36 Taliban fighters including their commanders were killed during operations in Helmand province of Afghanistan on Thursday. According to Afghan media, security forces carried out air strikes in different areas of Helmand...

Asfandyar demands of China for restoring confidence between Pakistan, Afghanistan

CHARSADDA: President Awami National Party (ANP) Asfandyar Wali Khan has said that China, to secure her billions of investment in Pakistan, should play role for confidence building between Islamabad and Kabul and for peace...

Britain hosts Pak-Afghan talks on tense relations, border closure

ISLAMABAD: Britain would host Pakistan and Afghanistan talks on current tense relations between the two countries and closure of Pak-Afghan border on Wednesday. In a statement, Afghanistan ambassador in Islamabad Dr Omar Zakhilwal said on...

One killed, eight injured in Kabul blast

KABUL: An explosion rocked Kabul city in the vicinity of the 10th police district earlier this evening, leaving at least one person dead and nearly eight others wounded. According to Afghan media, a minibus was...

Afghan forces free 59 prisoners from Taliban jail

KABUL: Afghan special forces freed 59 prisoners from a Taliban jail in Helmand, officials said on Saturday, as government troops redouble their efforts to drive back the insurgents who have seized large parts of...

13 Taliban militants killed in Helmand operation

KABUL: At least 31 Taliban militants were killed in a military operation carried out by security forces in southern Helmand province in past 24 hours, local officials said on Sunday. Nine other insurgents were wounded...

Gunmen attack military airport in eastern Afghanistan

KABUL: Gunmen attacked a military air base in the eastern Afghan province of Khost, officials said on Saturday. Khost police spokesman Faizullah Ghairat said that three militants had attacked the base, close to the border...

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