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30 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks: officials

30 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks: officials

HERAT, Afghanistan Taliban fighters killed around 30 Afghan security forces in multiple attacks in western Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, days after the group ended its ceasefire.”More than half of the fatalities came from the ambush and roadside bomb blasts that hit a reinforcement convoy,” Badghis provincial governor Abdul Qhafoor Malikzai told AFP.The other soldiers and […]

US reaches out to Bajwa, offers ceasefire to Afghan Taliban

US reaches out to Bajwa, offers ceasefire to Afghan Taliban

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched a new peace initiative for Afghanistan on Thursday, reaching out to the man Washington believes can help them achieve this objective, Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa Later, he announced that American and Nato troops in Afghanistan will also observe a temporary ceasefire that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani […]

Taliban, Afghan officials in ceasefire talks: US general

Taliban, Afghan officials in ceasefire talks: US general

WASHINGTON ;Senior Taliban officials have been secretly negotiating with Afghan officials on a possible ceasefire, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan disclosed Wednesday.”A lot of the diplomatic activity and dialogue is occurring off the stage, and it s occurring at multiple levels,” General John Nicholson said in a teleconference with reporters at the […]

US, Afghan attacks force Taliban to retreat from western city

US, Afghan attacks force Taliban to retreat from western city

HERAT: Afghan commandos and US air strikes have driven the Taliban to the outskirts of Farah city, officials said Wednesday, after a day-long battle to prevent the insurgents from seizing the western provincial capital. “Subdued” fighting was continuing outside the city and Afghan troops were being supported by US airpower and advisers, a NATO spokesman said, while the Afghan […]

Taliban seize Afghan district centre, attack army base?

Taliban seize Afghan district centre, attack army base?

Kundus: Taliban fighters seized a district centre in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, while a bomb at an army base in the southern province of Helmand killed at least five people.The latest violence came as insurgents pushed ahead with a spring offensive. Fighters captured the governor’s house and police headquarters in Aq Tapa, in the Qala-e Zal district […]

Joint Press Release on the meeting of High level Afghan and Pakistan Delegations in Kabul on Afghanistan Pakistan action plan

Joint Press Release on the meeting of High level Afghan and Pakistan Delegations in Kabul on Afghanistan Pakistan action plan

By, Asghar Ali Mubarak, January, 04, 2018 Kabul; A high level Pakistani delegation comprising of senior civilian and military officials led by Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Ms.Tehmina Janjua visited Kabul today to hold discussion with their Afghan counterparts led by Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai on Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) […]

Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Tehmina Janjua handed over the custody of an Afghan child to the Afghan Embassy in Islamabad.

Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Tehmina Janjua handed over the custody of an Afghan child to the Afghan Embassy in Islamabad.

A Gesture of Amity and Humanity: Pakistan Reunited an Afghan Child with Family Islamabad: (Asghar Ali Mubarik) Today in a gesture of good will, Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Tehmina Janjua handed over the custody of an Afghan child to the Afghan Embassy in Islamabad. The child had come here with his parents for medical treatment […]

Afghan Child reuniting with his family, Foreign Secretary will meet Afghan Deputy head of Mission today

Afghan Child reuniting with his family, Foreign Secretary will meet Afghan Deputy head of Mission today

Asghar Ali Mubarak: January, 18, 2018 Islamabad: An Afghan child, who got separated from his family in Pakistan two years ago, is being reunited with his family, due to the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Child Protection & Welfare Bureau, and Pakistan’s Embassy in Kabul. The handing and taking over ceremony will be […]

US Centcom commander wants more aggressive Afghan push this year

US Centcom commander wants more aggressive Afghan push this year

The top American commander for the Middle East wants a more aggressive Afghan military pressuring Taliban and other insurgents over the normally quieter months of Afghanistan’s winter, and then quickly going on the offensive in the spring. It’s all part of a plan the United States hopes will change the course of a war now […]

Afghan police recover Indian engineer after two months of abduction

Afghan police recover Indian engineer after two months of abduction

An Afghan policeman stands at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan September 13, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS An Afghan policeman stands at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan September 13, 2017 Afghan police recovered an Indian engineer in a rescue operation on Saturday in Wardak province, TOLO news reported. Local police officials confirmed the operation, adding […]

Afghan woman seeks to become youngest to make solo round-the-world flight

Afghan woman seeks to become youngest to make solo round-the-world flight

AFPShaesta Waiz, Afghanistan s first female certified civilian pilot and a recent graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, arrives in Montreal, Canada, May 15, 2017 on the third leg of her round-the-world solo flight. PHOTO: AFP MONTREAL:  An Afghan pilot hoping to become the youngest woman in history to complete a solo round-the-world flight was preparing […]