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UN Security Council makes secret visit to Afghanistan

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:58:03 GMT

United Nations, Jan 16 : The Security Council has concluded a secret fact-finding mission to Afghanistan in a show of support for the war-torn nation where it denounced the activities of terrorists there, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan announced Monday. UNAMA said that the Council members "expressed concerns about the security environment in Afghanistan, including the presence of Al Qaeda, Taliban and ISIL -Khorasan Province-affiliated fighters, as well as about the nexus of terrorism and organized crime."

Former hostage Joshua Boyle awaits bail hearing

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:06:09 GMT

Joshua Boyle speaks to the media after arriving at the airport in Toronto on Friday, October 13, 2017. A bail hearing for former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle could be weeks away after a brief court appearance by video link today relating to assault charges.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When America and Pakistan Fight, It's Afghanistan That Suffers

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:11:50 GMT

The failing relationship between the United States and Pakistan has been failing for such a long time that experts are running out of breakup metaphors to describe it: separation, divorce and - that mutual favorite - back-stabbing friends . When Hillary Clinton visited Islamabad as secretary of state a few years ago, she was asked why America behaved like a disgruntled mother-in-law .

UN team in Kabul to show support for war-weary Afghanistan

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:52:29 GMT

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Reflections from Afghanistan

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:21:08 GMT

But this time, she says, was different--and more dangerous The road runs from the airport to the U.S. embassy and nearby NATO headquarters in Kabul, the country's capital and largest city. But U.S. military and diplomats cannot drive along this route for fear of an attack.

Peace talks underway with Taliban; or are they?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:58:18 GMT

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2 Taliban commanders among 10 killed in Afghanistan

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 20:30:33 GMT

Maidan Shahr Jan 14 : Two Taliban senior commanders were among 10 militants killed in Wardak province of central east Afghanistan on Sunday, spokesman for the provincial government Abdul Rahman Mangal said. "Acting on a tip-off, the security forces stormed a Taliban hideout in Sayed Abad district today morning, killing 10 rebels, including notorious commanders Qari Najibullah alias Rahbar and Mawlawi Waris alias Abas, on the spot," Mangal told Xinhua news agency.

Earthquake jolts northeast Afghanistan, no casualties reported

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:02:03 GMT

A slight quake jolted Afghanistan 's northeastern Badakhshan, Takhar and the northern Kunduz and Baghlan provinces on Sunday, but no casualty has been reported. The tremor, according to locals and officials, occurred at around 01:40 p.m. local time in the said areas.

Naveen-ul-Haq says playing in New Zealand much like Afghanistan

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:32:50 GMT

Afghanistan demolished Pakistan in their opening match of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2018 . Chasing 189 to win, Aghanistan's batsmen in Rahmanullah and Ikram Ali Khil guided their side a 5 wicket victory over their neighbours.

76 militants killed in Afghanistan

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:01:14 GMT

Kabul [Afghanistan], Jan 13 : At least 76 militants were killed in military operations conducted by the Afghan National Defence and Security Force members in the last 24 hours, across eight provinces in Afghanistan. The country's defence ministry confirmed the operations in a statement on Saturday: "Our forces killed 76 militants in eight provinces over the last 24 hours.

Calculus in the kitchen: How Afghanistan's girls are building a brighter future at home

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 02:44:12 GMT

"My friends would come back to the village and talk about school, what they had been doing," the 16-year-old said. "I felt like, they are my friends, why am I behind?" At her home, in a remote village in Daykundi, a province in Afghanistan's central highlands, Belqees can't get to school because it's too far away.

Pakistani General Claims the Pakistani Shadowy Secret Service (ISI) Will Remove US from Afghanistan

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 22:17:38 GMT

Pakistani General Hamid Gul recently spoke on Pakistani TV and stated that the Pakistani secret service would ultimately be responsible for the removal of the US from Afghanistan. Our Pakistani 'allies': 'ISI drove the Soviet Union out of Afghanistan w/help of USAa & ISI drove the USA out of Afghanistan with the help of the USA' General Hamid Gul Historical Word About USA and Russia.

Pakistan's Imran Khan talks US relations as elections loom

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:51:22 GMT

In this July 28, 2017 file photo, Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan gestures during a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan. Khan said Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 that meeting U.S. President Donald Trump would be a "bitter pill" to swallow should he become Pakistan's prime minister in elections later this year, but added "I would meet him."

Taliban 'Governor' among 17 killed in Afghanistan

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:23:12 GMT

Mazar-i-sharif , Jan 12 : A total of 17 militants, including shadow district Governor Mawlawi Abdul Khaleq, were killed when security forces stormed their hideout in Afghanistan's Balkh province on Friday, police said. "Acting on a tip-off, the security forces stormed the hideout of Taliban insurgents in Islam village of Shortepa district early on Friday killing 17 rebels including shadow district governor Mawlawi Abdul Khaleq on the spot," a police spokesman in the northern region Sayed Sarwar Hussaini told Xinhua.

U.S. taxpayers bought world's priciest gas station - in Afghanistan

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:46:22 GMT

This June 10, 2017 photo released by the U.S. Marine Corps shows an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter provides security from above while CH-47 Chinooks drop off supplies to U.S. Soldiers with Task Force Iron at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan. An audit by the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction released this past week revealed that a Department of Defense task force to support economic development squandered hundreds of millions of American taxpayer dollars.

20 Afghan Media Workers Killed In 2017, Says Press Safety Group

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 04:28:44 GMT

Twenty journalists and media workers were killed in violence in Afghanistan in 2017, the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee , an independent media safety group protecting the reporters' rights, said on Friday. Last year was the deadliest year for journalists and media in the history of Afghanistan, with 67 per cent increase of incidents against them compared to 2016, China's Xinhua news agency reported AJSC as saying in a statement on its website.

American wounded after being lured into an ambush in Afghanistan

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:59:10 GMT

Afghan National Army commandos, assisted by members of Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan, conduct a security patrol through the Achin district of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, April 30, 2009. An American servicemember and his Afghan interpreter were wounded Thursday, Jan. 12, 2018, after being lured into a meeting in Achin district with an insurgent group posing as a local militia.