Al Qaeda leader Zawahiri pledges allegiance to new Taliban chief

DUBAI: Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri pledged the group's allegiance to the new head of the Afghan Taliban, in an audio statement posted online, showing the organization's stance on his disputed accession. "We pledge...

Dead bodies of abducted Pakistanis found near Pak-Afghan border

GHAZNI: An Afghan official says the corpses of four men kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan last week have been found. All had been shot dead. Asadullah Ensafi, the deputy chief police of Ghazni province, said...

Afghan Taliban denounce ‘brutal’ IS execution video

KABUL: The Taliban have condemned a "horrific" video that appears to show fighters from the Islamic State group blowing up bound and blindfolded Afghan prisoners with explosives. The video spotlights the growing rivalry between...

Unidentified men want to stop work on Torkham-Jalalabad highway

KABUL: Some unidentified men want to stop construction work on the second route linking Torkham border to Jalalabad, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. According to reports, three Pakistani workers were...

Abdullah Abdullah alleges Pakistan financing extremism in Afghanistan

KABUL: Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Afghanistan government on Tuesday blamed Pakistan of nurturing and financing extremism in Afghanistan, Afghan media reported. While talking to a council of ministers, Abullah said...

Ashraf Ghani slams Pakistan over recent Kabul attacks

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani lambasted Pakistan on Monday over a recent wave of insurgent attacks in the capital Kabul that killed at least 56 people. “The last few days have shown that...

Four dead, 10 wounded in Kabul airport suicide attack

KABUL: At least four people were killed and 10 wounded by a suicide car bomb near the entrance to Kabul's international airport on Monday, police said. "Our initial information shows four people have been...

Taliban suicide bomber kills 29 in northern Afghanistan

KABUL: A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province has killed 29 people, mainly members of illegal armed groups that have clashed with security forces and the insurgents in the past, an Afghan official...

Nato member, two militants killed in Kabul clashes

 KABUL: One member of Afghanistan's Nato force and two insurgents were killed in an overnight battle at a base used by special forces in Kabul, authorities said on Saturday, after a series of attacks...

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...

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