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28 militants killed as gov't forces continue operations in Afghanistan

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:34:42 GMT

The Afghan security forces have killed 28 militants in crackdown operations across the country, Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said on Tuesday. The spokesman told a press conference that aggressive operations were going on in 12 of the country's 34 provinces and 28 militants had been killed over the past 24 hours.

Afghan officials say insurgent attacks killed 9 policemen

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:37:33 GMT

Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesman for the Farah governor, says two police checkpoints came under attack overnight, one in Bala Buluk district and one near Farah city. Mehri says 13 insurgents were also killed in the fighting, which started on Monday night and lasted till early Tuesday morning.

Afghan officials say insurgent attacks killed 9 policemen

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:37:32 GMT

Afghan officials say insurgents have killed nine policemen in separate attacks in the country's west and east. In western Farah province, attacks on police checkpoints killed eight policemen.

Taliban attack kills 4 in N. Afghanistan province

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:37:31 GMT

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan , Feb. 20 -- A total of four people including a civilian were killed as they came under Taliban attack in Qala-e-Zal district of Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province on Monday, district governor Abdul Momin Omarkhil said Tuesday. A group of Taliban militants, according to the official, stormed Sakhsa Kol area in Qala-e-Zal district on Monday afternoon killing four people including one civilian and three pro-government militias.

You Don't Say: Taliban Still Intent on Ruling Afghanistan After ...

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:15:58 GMT

YOU DON'T SAY: Taliban Still Intent on Ruling Afghanistan After 'Peaceful' Message to U.S. "Press accounts of the letter reported it as a Taliban extension for peace. But the reality is there is nothing new in this letter.

Afghanistan's ArtLords daub walls with messages of defiance, hope

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:42:08 GMT

Activists in Afghanistan are speaking out against corruption and spreading messages of peace and social justice with murals, many painted on concrete blast walls that have risen to ward off militant bombs. The activists call themselves the ArtLords, as opposed to the warlords and druglords who have brought so much strife and misery to Afghanistan, and say their art is a tool for social change.

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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:47:42 GMT

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Afghan nomads trapped, hungry as Pakistan blocks access to grazing land

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:05:27 GMT

This photograph taken on October 7, 2017 shows livestock of Afghan Wakhi nomads grazing near the Chinese border in the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan. The region is so remote that its residents, known as the Wakhi - a tribe of roughly 12,000 nomadic people who populate the area - are untouched by decades of conflict devastating their country.

Two Afghan-based terrorists killed, says ISPR

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:57:28 GMT

ISPR Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor maintained that the terrorists tried to escape the scene but were killed by the security forces RAWALPINDI: Two Afghan-based terrorists were on Monday killed in a successful operation in Bajaur while they were entering Pakistan through Kagha pass. According to Inter-Services Public Relations department of Pakistan army, the terrorists belonged to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and were cordoned near Ghatki Kagha, Mena Bajaur Agency.

ECO discusses new Kabul-Tehran-Istanbul transit corridor

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:16:34 GMT

News selected on topics and regions - oil and gas, business, politics, IT, the South Caucasus, the Caspian Sea region, Central Asia Ranking of the Azerbaijani banking sector CONTACT US E-MAIL: PHONES: + 994 12 437-12-68 Aybeniz Askerova: +994 50 677-42-28 An Afghan trade official has said that the members of Economic Cooperation Organization have agreed on creating Kabul-Tehran-Istanbul transportation corridor. The head of the transit department at Afghanistan's Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Sayyed Yahya Akhlaqi, has said that the agreement was made during the 28th Meeting of the Regional Planning Council of ECO last December, IRNA news agency reported.

Indo-Iran cooperation

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:49:25 GMT

This weekend, India and Iran signed agreements, including Tehran leasing to New Delhi operational control of part of the Iranian east coast port of Chabahar for 18 months. Shahid Beheshti port - phase one of the Chabahar port - is not too far away from Gwadar and creates a new transit route between India and Afghanistan.

Second Afghan Governor Defies Kabul Order to Resign, Adding to U.S. Headache

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:05:16 GMT

A second governor of a northern Afghan province defied an order by the United States-backed central government to step down on Sunday, deepening a political schism between President Ashraf Ghani and regional leaders. The defiant governors and the Afghan president all oppose the Taliban, but their infighting has added to complications for the United States as it struggles to make headway against the insurgents, even as President Trump has stepped up a bombing campaign against them.

Five IS militants killed in Afghanistan

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:29:06 GMT

Kabul [Afghanistan], Feb 18 : At least five militants affiliated with the terror outfit Islamic State have been killed in Afghanistan's Deh Bala district in Nangarhar province. According to the Afghan Army, the militants were killed during the operations of the Afghan commandos which were conducted with the help of the close-air support, reported Khaama Press.

Another Provincial Governor Defies Dismissal Orders from Afghan President

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:41:48 GMT

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a panel discussion at the Asia Society in New York City, Sept. 20, 2017.

Afghan Conundrum a " the rise of a phoenix

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:51:39 GMT

What is the difference between a boundary and a frontier? In allegorical terms, if two persons have relations which are confined to certain terms and conditions, they are living within boundaries, but once relations reach new heights, and they start exploring limits, that is when new frontiers are reached. In terms of geography, a border is a geographical line which you can define; a frontier is something which ceases to exist the moment it is defined.

Ghani Vows Repatriation of All Afghans in Pakistan in Two Years

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:21:44 GMT

Afghan refugee families wait at the office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to register to go back to Afghanistan, in Peshawar, Pakistan, April 27, 2017. Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has pledged to bring back all refugees in Pakistan in "the next 24 months," saying it will put an end to allegations the displaced community is a source of regional instability.

Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:46:11 GMT

This file photo provided by the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office in St. Paul, Minn., shows Tnuza Jamal Hassan, of Minnesota. Hassan, who authorities say had hoped to kill people when she set fires in January 2018 on a college campus, has been ordered detained by a federal judge.