Avoid civilian casualties in Kundoz fighting: Ashraf Ghani

KABUL: As fighting intensifies in the capital city of northern Kundoz province, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani advises security forces to avoid civilian casualties. While talking to a joint press conference in Kabul on the...

Afghanistan-Pakistan relations are state-to-state not brotherly: Dr Ashraf Ghani

KABUL: Afghan President Dr Ashraf Ghani has said that the relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan are not brotherly, but state-to-state relations. In an interview with BBC, the Afghan president said that Islamabad should have...

Kunduz city likely to fall to Taliban as fierce fighting continues

KUNDUZ: Hundreds of Taliban fighters launched a brazen attack on the northeastern Afghan city of Kunduz on Monday, trading heavy fire with police and soldiers in their third attempt this year to capture the...

‘At least nine dead’ in attack at Afghan volleyball match

KABUL: At least nine civilians were killed and 33 wounded in a bomb attack Sunday at a volleyball match in Afghanistan´s Paktika province, a volatile region bordering Pakistan, officials said. "At around 6:20 pm...

US, China reaffirms long term support for Afghanistan

 NEW YORK: The United States and China have reaffirmed their long term support for Afghanistan. The US’s Secretary of State John Kerry and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi appeared with CEO Abdullah Abdullah and...

Pakistan ready to facilitate Afghan peace process: Sartaj

NEW YORK: Pakistan has reaffirmed its strong solidarity with Afghan people stressing that peace in Afghanistan was essential for its own security.    Addressing a High-level function on "Afghanistan's Peaceful Reconstruction and Regional Cooperation",...

Daesh militants launch attack on security posts in Nangarhar

JALALABAD:  Daesh militants group has launched a coordinated attack on a number of security posts in Achin District of eastern Nangarhar province. Haji Ghalib, governor of Achin District told media that the attack began...

Islamic State gaining ground in Afghanistan: UN

UNITED NATIONS: The self-styled Islamic State (IS) group is making inroads in Afghanistan, winning over a growing number of sympathisers and recruiting followers in 25 of the country's 34 provinces, a United Nations (UN)...

10 Afghan soldiers killed in insider attack: officials

KABUL: Taliban militants who gained access to an Afghan army post through a collaborator killed 10 soldiers Tuesday, officials said, in the latest example of an “insider attack” on government forces. Lutfollah Azizi, governor...

No peace until foreign troops leave Afghanistan: Mullah Mansour

KABUL: The Taliban´s new leader told Afghanistan´s government on Tuesday it must cancel a security deal with the United States and expel all foreign troops if it wants peace. Mullah Mansour made the demand...

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