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UN-blacklisted Taliban figure arrested by Afghan security forces
11 Dec 2018 10:54

UN-blacklisted Taliban figure arrested by Afghan security forces

Afghan police have arrested a former deputy finance minister of the Taliban who was blacklisted by the United Nations on Monday, the Interior Ministry said.

Khalilzad meets Uzbekistan’s officials on Afghan peace
11 Dec 2018 10:50

Khalilzad meets Uzbekistan’s officials on Afghan peace

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov on Monday where they discussed the Afghan peace process.

Afghanistan suspends head of football federation, five others over allegations of sexual abuse
9 Dec 2018 15:46

Afghanistan suspends head of football federation, five others over allegations of sexual abuse

Afghanistan's attorney general has suspended head of the country's football federation, Keramuddin Karim, and five members of the body after allegations of sexual abuse of female footballers.

​Afghan, Pakistani & Chinese FM to meet in Kabul on 15th
9 Dec 2018 15:42

​Afghan, Pakistani & Chinese FM to meet in Kabul on 15th

Pakistan’s foreign minister will visit Kabul next week for discussions with top Afghan leaders on political reconciliation and durable peace.

Ghani: Children of the poor families paying the price for corruption
9 Dec 2018 15:39

Ghani: Children of the poor families paying the price for corruption

President Ghani says the government is committed to root out corruption and the campaign in this regard will continue.

11 civilians freed from Taliban jail in Helmand
8 Dec 2018 12:12

11 civilians freed from Taliban jail in Helmand

The operation to free the civilians was conducted in Sangin district in Helmand.

Gen. Dunford: US should stay in Afghanistan or face another 9/11
8 Dec 2018 09:31

Gen. Dunford: US should stay in Afghanistan or face another 9/11

The United States should continue its military presence in Afghanistan if it wishes to prevent future attacks similar to what happened on September 11, 2001, the top US military officer has warned.

Russian, US diplomats discuss Afghan settlement
8 Dec 2018 08:49

Russian, US diplomats discuss Afghan settlement

U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad discussed on Friday the Afghan settlement process with Russian officials.

Khalilzad leaves for Moscow after meeting Afghan leaders
6 Dec 2018 13:27

Khalilzad leaves for Moscow after meeting Afghan leaders

The Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Kabul on Thursday where met with President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.

Pak, US finally agree on stance regarding Afghan peace process
6 Dec 2018 13:21

Pak, US finally agree on stance regarding Afghan peace process

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that he is happy that the United States agreed with his party’s stance that there cannot be a military solution to the Afghan war. While addressing a federal cabinet meeting, the premier spoke about his meeting with US Special Representative ...

Khalilzad briefs Ghani on his recent trips regarding Afghan peace
6 Dec 2018 13:14

Khalilzad briefs Ghani on his recent trips regarding Afghan peace

The U.S. envoy for Afghan peace Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad briefed President Ghani on his recent regional trips regarding Afghan peace process.

Car bomb explodes in Iran, multiple casualties
6 Dec 2018 13:08

Car bomb explodes in Iran, multiple casualties

A car bomb exploded in southeast of Iran on Thursday, leaving multiple casualties.

​Voting results at Kabul polling stations announced as invalid
6 Dec 2018 13:02

​Voting results at Kabul polling stations announced as invalid

The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission on Thursday announced that the results of voting at all polling stations in October parliamentary elections have been invalidated.

An Indian perspective on Afghan security
5 Dec 2018 13:26

An Indian perspective on Afghan security

Despite having 100,000 troops on ground in Afghanistan in 2010, and expending enormous money and resources, the U.S. has not been able to win the war in Afghanistan. Why? In my opinion, the U.S. failed to engage in effective combat beyond the Durand Line, where terrorist hideouts were located and terrorists ...

Pakistan not serious on achieving Afghan peace, says US general
5 Dec 2018 12:55

Pakistan not serious on achieving Afghan peace, says US general

McKenzie told lawmakers that he does not see much of a change in the behavior of Pakistan towards Afghanistan or taking strong actions against terrorist groups.

Khalilzad skips India
5 Dec 2018 09:19

Khalilzad skips India

US special representative for reconciliation in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, has again decided to skip India during his fortnight travel to the region for advancing peace talks in the landlocked country.

Khalilzad resumes shuttle visits
4 Dec 2018 11:33

Khalilzad resumes shuttle visits

​Handing over affairs of certain provinces to Taliban could be meant disintegration of Afghanistan, which might be intolerable for each and every citizen of this war devastated country.

​Afghanistan: Suicide Offensive
4 Dec 2018 11:20

​Afghanistan: Suicide Offensive

According to partial data compiled by the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP), at least 822 people have died in 64 suicide attacks across Afghanistan in the current year (data till November 30, 2018). There were 613 fatalities in 52 such attacks through 2017; and 503 fatalities in 43 incidents in 2016....

US envoy on Afghan peace arrives in Pakistan today
4 Dec 2018 10:56

US envoy on Afghan peace arrives in Pakistan today

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad will arrive in Islamabad on Tuesday (today), said US State Department’s press release.

​NATO says cost of staying in Afghanistan high, but not higher than leaving
3 Dec 2018 15:40

​NATO says cost of staying in Afghanistan high, but not higher than leaving

The cost of NATO's presence in Afghanistan – financial and human cost - is high, but it is not higher than the cost of leaving, chief of the alliance said Monday.

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