Friday, March 10, 2017



HIA Demands Govt. Action on Peace Accord

A list of 200 Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) inmates has been sent to the president and they will be released soon, the commission overseeing the implementation of peace accord between the Afghan government and HIA group said on Tuesday (7 March). But, HIA... More

38 killed in hospital attack in Afghan capital, Daesh claimed responsibility

More than 38 people were killed in an attack on a military hospital in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul, the Defense Ministry said. It is reported that more than 50 people were wounded. Hospital administrators told AFP three gunmen wearing white laboratory coats began... More

Afghan Taliban’s political negotiators visit China

The Afghan Taliban’s senior political negotiators recently visited China on the invitation of the Chinese government, which has been making efforts to encourage the insurgent group to join the peace process, two Taliban officials have said, reports The Express Tribune The Taliban... More

The Afghan graveyard

Afghans often proudly refer to their country as “the graveyard of empires”. Today, unfortunately, it has become just a graveyard. The latest UN Report on Afghanistan chronicles the large and escalating human toll of its prolonged war. Afghanistan has also emerged... More

Afghan Foreign Minister Rules Out Military Solution for Situation in Country

The current situation in Afghanistan cannot be resolved by military means, Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani told Sputnik on Friday, adding that Kabul welcomed all possible efforts to promote the peace process. "We can definitely say that the current situation in Afghanistan... More

Afghan general summons Pakistani ambassador over border tensions

Afghanistan has asked Pakistan to re-open the border and de-escalate tensions between the two neighbouring countries, read a press release issued on Wednesday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The release said Ambassador to Afghanistan Abrar Hussain and Afghan Deputy Commander-in-Chief General... More

Taliban kill 12 Afghan police with silenced weapons

Taliban fighters in the southern Afghan province of Helmand attacked a checkpoint with silenced weapons and hand grenades early on Tuesday killing 12 policemen and stealing weapons and ammunition, officials said. But a provincial official said that it could be an insider... More

Russia, Tajikistan agree to bolster guarding of Tajik-Afghan border

Russia and Tajikistan agreed to bolster guarding of the former Soviet republic's border with Afghanistan to prevent a spillover of the conflict there, Reuters quoted Russia's President Vladimir Putin this Monday. "We have agreed to make an effort on the protection of... More

Senior Taliban commander killed in northern Afghanistan air strike

After having been declared dead several times in the past, a senior Taliban commander has been killed in an air strike in northern Afghanistan, officials of the militant group confirmed on Monday. Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, who commanded Taliban forces in Kunduz,... More

Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees in special message

The Taliban group in Afghanistan on Sunday used a rare public statement in the name of its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, to call on Afghans to plant more trees for worldly and other-worldly good. Official Taliban outlets released the "special message" under Akhundzada's... More

Afghan President discuss security situation with U.S. Senate delegation

A visiting delegation of U.S. Senate held meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani here on Tuesday and exchanged views on matters pertaining mutual interests, said a statement released by the Presidential Palace. "Matters pertaining mutual interests including security situation in Afghanistan, economic... More

How important is Moscow Conference for peace in Afghanistan?

Many people are looking forward to the Six-party talks in Moscow this week and how successful it will be in ending the long-running war in Afghanistan. This is the first time that Russia, China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, and India all got... More

Is Afghanistan heating up again? 

A string of incidents is making afghan situation volatile again after a seemingly stable period of time. Warning of a probable ISIS attack that was causing concern among the neighboring countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, China, and Russia has now become... More

Can China, US cooperate on Afghan issues?

After winning the presidential election, Donald Trump's "America First" doctrine has created a prominent shift in the US' foreign relationships. Trump emphasized that: "We don't want to have a depleted military because we're all over the place fighting in areas that... More

Afghan-Pak negotiation can tackle terror . . .

Afghanistan is marking its 28th anniversary of the former Soviet Union Red Army defeat and finally withdrawal from the country. But alongside, it needs a firm relation with its immediate neighbor, Pakistan to tackle terrorists challenges along the two countries borders. Islamabad... More

Afghans Not Impressed by Prince Harry

The revelations of Prince Harry, who complained about his service in Afghanistan, have found no sympathy with Afghan parliamentarians and military experts who noted to Sputnik that the royal highness forgot to mention that if his country hadn't sent its troops... More

Afghan conflict: Blame vs Cooperation

Recent activities of the major powers centering on Afghanistan as well as accusations and counter-accusations have created new tensions in South Asian region. In this geopolitical game, the US is leading an axis involving India and Afghanistan, while the other is... More

Trump speaks with Afghan president

US President Donald Trump and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday discussed by phone the importance of strengthening bilateral national security and counterterrorism efforts, the White House said in a press release. “The leaders discussed opportunities to strengthen the bilateral relationship in... More
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Russia to host 6-nation conference on Afghan peace

Russia is set to host a six-nation conference this month to discuss the Afghanistan peace process. Arch rivals Pakistan and India have also been invited, along with China, Afghanistan and Iran. This initiative is being viewed as an unprecedented development for a... More

At least 19 killed in suicide blast at Afghan Supreme Court

A suicide bomber attacked Afghanistan's Supreme Court just as staff were leaving work Tuesday, killing at least 19 people and injuring 41 in the second attack on government institutions in under a month. The bomber, who was on foot, detonated the device... More

Afghan Conflict Produces ‘Appalling’ Record High 2016 Civilian Casualty Count

The violence and turmoil in Afghanistan has resulted in the highest recorded number of civilian casualties in 2016, with nearly 3,500 overall deaths and an additional almost 8,000 wounded, a UN report revealed Monday. "Between 1 January and 31 December , UNAMA... More


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Afghans often proudly refer to their country as “the graveyard of empires”. Today,... More

While China’s growing alliance with Pakistan has raised alarm in relevant quarters in... More



This week people in Myanmar were forced to confront the kind of country... More

Myanmar is currently in the throes of a massive humanitarian crisis. Thousands of... More