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Imran Khan: Political settlement in Afghanistan only viable option
16 Jan 2019 09:16

Imran Khan: Political settlement in Afghanistan only viable option

Pakistan fully supports a political settlement in Afghanistan as the only viable option to end the conflict in that country, says Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. “A Solution to the Afghan imbroglio can be found only through political initiatives,” the prime minister said at a meeting ...

U.S. envoy for Afghan peace briefs President Ghani regarding his recent trips
16 Jan 2019 09:09

U.S. envoy for Afghan peace briefs President Ghani regarding his recent trips

The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad briefed president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani regarding his recent trips aimed at the revival peace talks with the Taliban.

​Karzai averse to Pak-US deal on Afghanistan
15 Jan 2019 12:33

​Karzai averse to Pak-US deal on Afghanistan

Ex-president Hamid Karzai has warned the United States and Pakistan against cutting a deal on Afghanistan’s future.

Days after Trump jibe, India signs MoU with Afghanistan to build classrooms, orphanages
15 Jan 2019 12:27

Days after Trump jibe, India signs MoU with Afghanistan to build classrooms, orphanages

India has signed 11 memorandum of understandingS (MoUs) with Afghanistan for 26 projects worth 9.5 million dollars.

Afghan ambassador presents credentials to Trump
15 Jan 2019 10:46

Afghan ambassador presents credentials to Trump

Afghanistan’s new ambassador to the United States has presented her credentials to President Donald Trump.

Truck bomb near foreign compound in Kabul kills 4, injures 113
15 Jan 2019 10:42

Truck bomb near foreign compound in Kabul kills 4, injures 113

At least four people, including three security force members and a civilian, were killed when a truck bomb detonated near a compound that houses foreign workers in Kabul, an official said Tuesday.

India committed to economic reconstruction of Afghanistan
14 Jan 2019 11:48

India committed to economic reconstruction of Afghanistan

India on Sunday said it was committed to the economic reconstruction of Afghanistan and to promote an inclusive “Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled” peace and reconciliation process in the war-torn country.

​Khalilzad in China for talks on Afghan peace process
14 Jan 2019 10:58

​Khalilzad in China for talks on Afghan peace process

The US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation has arrived in China in an effort to facilitate an intra-Afghan political settlement.

Key Taliban member killed in Kabul night raid
14 Jan 2019 09:52

Key Taliban member killed in Kabul night raid

Mullah Mirwais, a key member of Taliban, was killed in a night raid conducted by Afghan forces in Qarabah district in Kabul on Sunday night, Qarabagh District Governor Mohammad Zarif Rashid said on Monday.

Gas cylinder blast leaves 9 dead in Kabul
13 Jan 2019 13:27

Gas cylinder blast leaves 9 dead in Kabul

An Afghan official says at least nine people were killed when a gas cylinder exploded in Kabul.

​Afghan forces kill 21 Taliban, 10 Daesh militants in Faryab and Badghis
13 Jan 2019 11:37

​Afghan forces kill 21 Taliban, 10 Daesh militants in Faryab and Badghis

Afghan forces have killed 21 Taliban and 10 Daesh militants in operations in two provinces of the country, defense ministry said Sunday.

Mike Pompeo talked with Gen. Miller about Afghanistan
13 Jan 2019 11:32

Mike Pompeo talked with Gen. Miller about Afghanistan

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has talked with Commander of Resolute Support Mission about Afghan peace process.

Salang pass blocked due to heavy snowfall
12 Jan 2019 10:02

Salang pass blocked due to heavy snowfall

Salang pass which connects northern parts of Afghanistan to the capital Kabul has been blocked due to heavy snowfalls, an official said on Saturday.

​India emphasizes on an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process
12 Jan 2019 09:34

​India emphasizes on an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process

The Indian officials have reiterated New Delhi’s stance regarding an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process during a meeting with Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation.

​The Great Game is not a zero-sum deal
10 Jan 2019 11:18

​The Great Game is not a zero-sum deal

Like India, China never had any intention of contributing troops to NATO’s anti-Taliban campaign. But as Asia’s strongest power and challenger to the U.S., China will shed no tears if the U.S. reduces its military strength or calls it a day after 18 years of a protracted and indecisive war in Afghanistan....

Russian Minister: Delhi and Moscow are very much in sync on future of Afghanistan
10 Jan 2019 11:06

Russian Minister: Delhi and Moscow are very much in sync on future of Afghanistan

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Wednesday said it was unfortunate that US President Donald Trump was mocking at the “essential” role India is playing in rebuilding the war-ravaged Afghanistan and noted that both Delhi and Moscow are "fully in sync" over their Afghan policies.

Iran assures Afghanistan of support for peace process
7 Jan 2019 12:10

Iran assures Afghanistan of support for peace process

The visiting Iranian deputy foreign minister on Saturday assured Afghan leadership in Kabul of Tehran's support for the peace process in the war-ravaged country.

​Influential US senator backs troop pullout from Afghanistan
7 Jan 2019 10:31

​Influential US senator backs troop pullout from Afghanistan

An influential US lawmaker, planning to contest next year’s presidential vote, has voiced support for bringing home troops from Afghanistan.

Pakistan, UAE agree to work on Afghan peace
7 Jan 2019 09:38

Pakistan, UAE agree to work on Afghan peace

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates' Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan agreed on Sunday vowed to work jointly for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Badakhshan mine collapse kills 30
6 Jan 2019 15:38

Badakhshan mine collapse kills 30

At least 30 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed in Badakhshan province Sunday, local officials said.

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