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Mastermind of deadly base attack in Wardak province has been killed
23 Jan 2019 15:51

Mastermind of deadly base attack in Wardak province has been killed

The Afghan intelligence claims that the main mastermind of a deadly attack on a security base in central Maidan Wardak province has been killed in an operation.

Unable to make progress, US, Taliban meet again today
23 Jan 2019 15:41

Unable to make progress, US, Taliban meet again today

US and Taliban representatives are meeting again in Doha today (Wednesday) in an effort to achieve badly-needed progress on key issues including foreign forces’ withdrawal from Afghanistan.

American service-member killed in small arms fire
23 Jan 2019 09:12

American service-member killed in small arms fire

A US soldier has been killed in combat in Afghanistan, NATO’s Resolute Support (RS) mission said said on Wednesday.

UAE Press: Put an end to violence in Afghanistan
23 Jan 2019 09:08

UAE Press: Put an end to violence in Afghanistan

A UAE newspaper has said that it is hugely distressing that violence continues unabated in Afghanistan despite a flurry of diplomatic efforts aimed at bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table and ending the 17-year war.

China to pick Afghan Taliban as political force
23 Jan 2019 09:03

China to pick Afghan Taliban as political force

Chinese Ambas­sador in Islamabad Yao Jing has said that his country will “pick Afghan Taliban as a political force” in the backdrop of their participation in the ongoing peace talks with the US and at other forums.

Russian official: US success to provide a peaceful life in Afghanistan is equal to "zero"
22 Jan 2019 14:46

Russian official: US success to provide a peaceful life in Afghanistan is equal to "zero"

Member of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security. Frants Klintsevich, said Tuesday that the success of the United States in providing normal life in Afghanistan is zero.

​Afghan: Should India talk to the Taliban?
22 Jan 2019 10:00

​Afghan: Should India talk to the Taliban?

The Taliban, a violent extremist Islamist organisation bolstered by arms and money from the Pakistani establishment, has all of a sudden acquired a certain legitimacy. The proximate cause is Washington’s desire to finally pull out from Afghanistan where it has fought — and largely lost ...

Taliban hold talks with Khalilzad in Qatar, hours after attack on security base
22 Jan 2019 09:50

Taliban hold talks with Khalilzad in Qatar, hours after attack on security base

The Taliban have held talks with US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar hours after militants from the group killed scores of Afghan security forces in central Maidan Wardak province.

Paiwande Milli Party announces all-out support to Haneef Atmar in July elections
22 Jan 2019 09:42

Paiwande Milli Party announces all-out support to Haneef Atmar in July elections

The Paiwande Milli Party (Hezb-e-Paiwande Milli) led by Alhaj Syed Mansoor Naderi has announced all-out support to Mohammad Haneef Atmar in the upcoming presidential elections.

​Erdogan supports Afghanistan’s fight against terror
22 Jan 2019 09:38

​Erdogan supports Afghanistan’s fight against terror

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced Monday’s suicide car bombing attack on a military base in central Afghanistan, a media report said on Tuesday.

Khalilzad says peace efforts moving in the right direction
21 Jan 2019 14:14

Khalilzad says peace efforts moving in the right direction

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad wrapped up his Islamabad visit on Sunday as he visited the country on a multi-nation trip to find a political solution to the Afghan conflict.

Early US pullout to have adverse effects, warns report
21 Jan 2019 10:58

Early US pullout to have adverse effects, warns report

An early US withdrawal from Afghanistan will prompt other North Atlantic Treaty Organi­sation (NATO) forces to leave the country, warns a new report.

US senator discusses Afghan peace process with pakistani officials
21 Jan 2019 10:42

US senator discusses Afghan peace process with pakistani officials

United States senator Lindsey Graham called on Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Qureshi at his office in Islamabad on Sunday.

President Ghani, CE Abdullah register names to race for July presidential elections
21 Jan 2019 10:16

President Ghani, CE Abdullah register names to race for July presidential elections

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday officially registered to run for reelection in the July polls, with former acting minister of interior Amrullah Saleh and Second-Vice President Sarwar Danesh as his running mates.

Final results of parliamentary elections of 9 provinces announced
21 Jan 2019 10:11

Final results of parliamentary elections of 9 provinces announced

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday announced the first final results of the Wolesi Jirga elections from nine provinces.

Saleh resigns as acting interior minister to join Ghani’s ticket
20 Jan 2019 10:52

Saleh resigns as acting interior minister to join Ghani’s ticket

Amrullah Saleh on Saturday resigned from his post as Acting Minister of Interior Affairs 27 days after he was appointed to the post by President Ashraf Ghani.

Nabil, Wali Massoud register as presidential candidates for July elections
20 Jan 2019 10:48

Nabil, Wali Massoud register as presidential candidates for July elections

Former Intelligence chief Rahmatullah Nabil and the head of Ahmad Shah Massoud Foundation Ahmad Wali Massoud also registered as presidential candidates for the July 20th elections.

​Afghan Hezb-e-Islami party leader running for president
20 Jan 2019 10:40

​Afghan Hezb-e-Islami party leader running for president

A former leader of Afghanistan’s Mujahedeen on Saturday threw his hat into the ring for April presidential elections in the war-ravaged country.

Delhi to Islamabad: Introspect about your role in Afghanistan
19 Jan 2019 09:44

Delhi to Islamabad: Introspect about your role in Afghanistan

New Delhi says Islamabad dies not reserve the right to dictate terms to independent nations on how they should conduct their foreign policy.

19 Jan 2019 09:42

Delhi to Islamabad: Introspect about your role in Afghanistan

New Delhi says Islamabad dies not reserve the right to dictate terms to independent nations on how they should conduct their foreign policy.

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