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Afghan Forces Are Praised, Despite Still Relying Heavily on U.S. Help
21 Aug 2017 08:32

Afghan Forces Are Praised, Despite Still Relying Heavily on U.S. Help

Gen. John Nicholson’s exhortation of continued support for the Afghans suggested the Pentagon may have won its argument that America’s military must stay engaged in the conflict in order to insure terrorists don’t once again threaten the U.S. from safe havens in Afghanistan.

 
Construction of Afghanistan’s largest embassy kicks off in Islamabad
20 Aug 2017 14:44

Construction of Afghanistan’s largest embassy kicks off in Islamabad

The construction work of the largest embassy compound of Afghanistan kicked off in Islamabad, the provincial capital of Pakistan.

 
UNAMA HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT ON MASS KILLINGS IN MIRZA OLANG
20 Aug 2017 14:07

UNAMA HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT ON MASS KILLINGS IN MIRZA OLANG

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released today the initial findings of its human rights fact-finding into the 3 to 5 August attack on Mirza Olang village in Sayyad district of Sari Pul province.

 
Hizb commanders pushing for handover of uprising forces posts to Taliban: Balkh
20 Aug 2017 12:15

Hizb commanders pushing for handover of uprising forces posts to Taliban: Balkh's Noor

Some Hizb-i-Islami commanders are pushing for handover of uprising forces posts to the Taliban, the governor of northern Balkh province said.

 
Iraq launches offensive to retake Tal Afar from ISIL
20 Aug 2017 11:31

Iraq launches offensive to retake Tal Afar from ISIL

PM Haider al-Abadi announces ground operation to retake the northern city, telling ISIL fighters 'surrender, or die'

 
Saudi deploys troops to Yemen’s Aden: Pro-Hadi officials
20 Aug 2017 10:44

Saudi deploys troops to Yemen’s Aden: Pro-Hadi officials

Yemeni officials loyal to former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, say Saudi Arabia has for the first time deployed troops to the southwestern port city of Aden, where Riyadh and its ally, the United Arab Emirates, are vying for a foothold.

 
Eight Taliban Killed in Chamtal District of Balkh
20 Aug 2017 10:34

Eight Taliban Killed in Chamtal District of Balkh

At least eight Taliban insurgents were killed in ongoing clashes in Chamtal district of northern Balkh province, local officials said on Sunday.

 
More water dams to be built in Herat province, says President Ghani
20 Aug 2017 09:18

More water dams to be built in Herat province, says President Ghani

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said more water dams will be built in western Herat province of Afghanistan as he unveiled the government’s new economic perspectives for the province.

 
Militants abduct 10 people in Ghazni
19 Aug 2017 16:11

Militants abduct 10 people in Ghazni

Militants stopped two vehicles and abducted 10 passengers in Afghanistan's central-eastern Ghazni province on Saturday, officials said.

 
Afghanistan Celebrates 98 Years Of Independence
19 Aug 2017 10:39

Afghanistan Celebrates 98 Years Of Independence

President Ghani attended an official ceremony to mark the occasion on Saturday and laid a wreath at the Minaret of Independence.

 
Lebanese army begins offensive against ISIL on border
19 Aug 2017 09:47

Lebanese army begins offensive against ISIL on border

Military says it is not coordinating with Syrian army regarding operations against ISIL near Ras Baalbek.

 
ISI agent arrested in Kabul while planning attack on Pul-e-Charkhi prison
19 Aug 2017 08:55

ISI agent arrested in Kabul while planning attack on Pul-e-Charkhi prison

An agent of the Pakistani military intelligence, inter services intelligence (ISIS), has been arrested by the security forces in Kabul as he was planning an attack on the major Pul-e-Charkhi prison.

 
17 Passengers Wounded In Baghlan Traffic Accident
17 Aug 2017 14:22

17 Passengers Wounded In Baghlan Traffic Accident

At least 17 passengers have been wounded in a traffic accident in Charshanba-Tapa area of Afghanistan’s northern Baghlan province, officials said Thursday.

 
Afghanistan and Belarus Sign Economic Agreements, MoUs
17 Aug 2017 12:25

Afghanistan and Belarus Sign Economic Agreements, MoUs

Belarus said it is ready to participate in the implementation of major projects in the production sector and the power engineering industry of Afghanistan.

 
Taliban Attacks Police Check Posts in Zabul
17 Aug 2017 11:18

Taliban Attacks Police Check Posts in Zabul

Taliban insurgents have attacked police check posts in different parts of Zabul province, killing 18 policemen, sources said.

 
US Soldier Killed in Fighting Against Daesh in Afghanistan
17 Aug 2017 10:45

US Soldier Killed in Fighting Against Daesh in Afghanistan

The US army confirmed that one of its soldiers was killed in fighting against Daesh insurgents in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday.

 
Trump to Meet National Security Team Over Afghanistan on Friday
17 Aug 2017 10:42

Trump to Meet National Security Team Over Afghanistan on Friday

The US president could either decide to send in thousands more troops or do the opposite and pull out completely leaving private contractors to help Afghanistan.

 
Saudi King Salman invites Qatar pilgrims to Hajj
17 Aug 2017 10:39

Saudi King Salman invites Qatar pilgrims to Hajj

Saudi Arabia had closed its land border with Qatar in June as part of an economic and political blockade.

 
Mosque prayer leaders arrested for involvement in magnetic bombings in Kabul
17 Aug 2017 10:05

Mosque prayer leaders arrested for involvement in magnetic bombings in Kabul

At least two people were arrested for being involved in magnetic bombings in Kabul city amid a steep rise in such bombings in the city.

 
Taliban Shadow District Governor Killed in Ghazni
16 Aug 2017 14:04

Taliban Shadow District Governor Killed in Ghazni

The shadow district governor of Taliban group and a senior member of Quetta Council were killed in Ghazni province, official said.