Another suicide attack rocks Kabul amid fear of casualties

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up near Ustad Rabbani University on Friday in the fifth police district in capital Kabul amid fears of casualties, an eyewitness said. Abdul Jabbar, an eyewitness account, told...

High time to develop religious, political consensus: Ghani

KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has underlined on Friday that Afghanistan needs to develop political and religious consensus in the current state of affairs. Ghani expressed these views in his meeting with a number of...

Truck bomb kills 15, wounds scores in Kabul

KABUL: A powerful truck bomb in Kabul early Friday killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 100 others, officials said, the first major attack in the Afghan capital since the announcement of...

Mullah Mansoor accepts Tayab Agha resignation

KANDAHAR: The new chief of Afghan Taliban Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor Thursday accepted the resignation of the head of the Qatar Office Tayab Agha. According to  a statement issued by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid,...

Afghan army helicopter crash kills 17 in Zabul province

KANDAHAR: At least 17 people, including 12 Afghan army soldiers, were killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, the worst such incident suffered by military forces since the NATO combat mission ended...

Sher Abbas Stanekzai appointed to head Taliban’s Qatar office

KABUL: After the resignation of Sayed Tayyeb Agha, Sher Abbas Stanekzai appointed by the Taliban as the acting chief of the groups political office in Qatar. In a statement sent to media, Stanekzai has...

Afghan civilian casualties hit record high in first half of 2015: UN

KABUL: Civilian casualties in Afghanistan touched a record high in the first half of 2015, according to UN figures released Wednesday, revealing a fragile security situation six months after the NATO combat mission ended....

Facing dissent, Afghan Taliban meet to resolve leadership dispute

KABUL: The family of former Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar agreed on Tuesday to accept the decision of the insurgent group's dispute resolution council on succession issues, a council member said, as the group...

Head of Taliban’s Qatar office quits as leadership rift deepens

KABUL: The head of the Taliban's Qatar-based political office has stepped down, a statement said, a high-profile resignation within leadership ranks highlighting growing discord over the movement's recent power transition. Mullah Akhtar Mansour was...

Former Afghan warlord says Taliban weaker amid infighting

KABUL: The confirmed death of the Taliban's reclusive leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has weakened the movement, giving Kabul an opportunity to step up the battle against the insurgency, an Afghan governor and one of...

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