Afghan forces battle to regain control of Kundoz after stunning loss

KUNDOZ: Afghan forces backed by U.S. air support battled Taliban fighters for control of the northern city of Kunduz on Tuesday, after the militants...

Ghani promises special court for female prisoners’ cases

KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said a special court would be created to address cases of female prisoners being held at Badambagh jail...
Afghan government says will release 100 Taliban prisoners

Ashraf Ghani rejects Taliban prisoner release clause in Afghan peace deal

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says his government has not pledged to free Taliban prisoners, as stated in a deal reached by the US...

Three taliban, two policemen killed in Kandahar attack

KANDAHAR: At least three militants and two Afghan policemen were killed in an attack in Spin Boldak District of southern Kandahar province. Samim Khpalwak,...

Afghan retreat from key districts stokes instability fears

KANDAHAR: Overstretched Afghan forces are pulling back from violent southern districts without a fight, ceding key territory to the resurgent Taliban as part of...

At least 5 killed in twin blasts near Ministry of Defence in Kabul

KABUL: At least five people were killed when two suicide bombers detonated their explosives in front of the entrance to the Ministry of Defence...

Taliban name negotiating team ahead of new talks with US

KABUL: The Taliban have announced a 14-member negotiating team ahead of talks this month with United States envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who has been meeting...
Pakistan faces perception problem in international media: Janjua

NSA Janjua reaches Kabul for talks with Afghan leaders

KABUL: Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua arrived in Kabul on Saturday for talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. According to Afghan media, Janjua...

Afghanistan’s Sikhs feel alienated, pressured to leave

KABUL: Afghanistan's once thriving Sikh community is dwindling fast as many choose to leave the country of their birth to escape what they say...
Trump signs executive orders against social media companies

Trump cancels peace talks with Taliban after Afghanistan bombing

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said he cancelled peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders after the insurgent group claimed responsibility last week...

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