Suicide bomber kills at least 26 near shrine in Afghan capital

Mar 21 2018

A suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shi’ite shrine in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 26 people and wounding 18, officials said.

At least three killed by blast in Afghan capital Kabul

Mar 17 2018

An explosion in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least three people and wounded two in an apparent attack on a foreign contractor company, officials said.

EU, China urge Taliban to seize offer for talks: EU ambassador

Mar 14 2018

China and the EU believe the Taliban should seize Ashraf Ghani’s offer to recognise the movement as a legitimate political group, the EU’s special envoy to Afghan said.

German cabinet approves increase in troops for Afghanistan

Mar 07 2018

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved plans to expand Germany’s military missions abroad, including in Afghanistan, Mali and Iraq, government sources said.

Canine war heroes mistreated by US Army: Pentagon report

Mar 03 2018

They made up a corps of bomb-sniffing dogs that accompanied brigade combat teams on potentially lethal missions, sniffing out roadside bombs in Afghan and saving lives.

Ready to negotiate with United States: Afghan Taliban

Feb 27 2018

The Afghan Taliban announced that insurgent group was ready to negotiate with the US amid ongoing national and international efforts to initiate a political settlement.

Leaders launch start of Afghan section of TAPI gas pipeline

Feb 23 2018

Construction work on the Afghan section of an $8bn natural gas pipeline that will link the energy-rich Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan and India launched.

'Global watchdog puts Pak back on terrorist financing watchlist'

Feb 23 2018

The move is part of a broader U.S. strategy to pressure Pakistan to cut alleged links to Islamist militants waging chaos in neighboring Afghanistan.

India 'strongly committed' to TAPI pipeline project: Akbar

Feb 22 2018

India said it was "strongly committed" to the USD 10 billion trans-national TAPI pipeline project that will help ease energy shortages in South Asia.

Pak charges Rs 2.86L as route navigation charges on PM flights

Feb 19 2018

Pakistan has billed India Rs 2.86 lakh as route navigation charges for Indian Air Force aircraft used by PM Modi during a stopover in Lahore.

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