Taliban hang 8 militants for beheading women, child in Zabul

KABUL: The Taliban militants have reportedly hanged eight of the group’s fighters for beheading seven hostages in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan. According to the local government officials in Zabul province, the militants were...

Foreign aid workers shy away from Afghanistan as violence surges

KABUL: Afghanistan was once a magnet for foreign aid workers but surging violence has left NGOs struggling to recruit staff and restricted their ability to deliver crucial aid to the country s vulnerable. Plagued...

Afghanistan to acquire four attack helicopters from India

KABUL: Afghanistan is poised to acquire four attack helicopters from India to help it fight a growing Taliban insurgency, a small but significant deal marking a shift in Kabul s search for allies that...

Afghan Taliban breakaway faction challenges new chief Mansour

KABUL: A breakaway faction of the Taliban has appointed its own leader, in the first formal split in the militant movement under new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, posing a fresh hurdle to potential peace...

Afghan slums case: Court remands 11 CDA officials to FIA

ISLAMABAD: Court on Wednesday has remanded six Capital Development Authority (CDA) directors among 11 alleged corrupt officials in Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) custody for three days. The alleged culprits were presented in civil judge...

Young Afghan woman stoned to death in Ghor

KABUL: A young Afghan woman, who was married against her will and allegedly eloping with another person, has been stoned to death by extremists, officials said on Tuesday. The graphic video shows the woman,...

Rocket hits mosque in eastern Afghanistan, six killed

NANGARHAR: A rocket apparently fired by fighters from the radical Islamic State terrorists has hit a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, killing six worshippers and wounding four others, a local official said on Saturday. The...

Afghan Taliban declare ceasefire in quake-hit areas

KABUL: The Afghan Taliban announced on Friday a ceasefire in areas badly affected by this week’s powerful earthquake. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake jolted most parts of Afghanistan and northern Pakistan on October 26. According...

Top al-Qaeda leader killed in Kunar drone attack

KABUL: A top al-Qaeda commander, Bilal al-Taib, has been killed in a drone strike in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan. The province’s police chief said that the al-Qaeda commander was targeted in Dareen area...

Three ‘IS militants’ killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan

KABUL: At least three suspected militants, belonging to the self-styled Islamic State militant group, were killed and on Thursday in a US drone strikes in Nazyan district of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, near Pakistan's Khyber...

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