Afghanistan

Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Miftah Ismail received British Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Miftah Ismail received British Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Miftah Ismail received British Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Gareth Bayley for a meeting here on Tuesday. British High Commissioner, Thomas Drew accompanied the visiting dignitary on the occasion. Islamabad: (Asghar Ali Mubarak) Matters related to Pak-UK bilateral relations and activities of DFID in support of […]

British Ambassador to Afghanistan visits Islamabad, Emphasized the importance of Pak-Afghan cooperation

British Ambassador to Afghanistan visits Islamabad, Emphasized the importance of Pak-Afghan cooperation

Islamabad (Asghar Ali Mubarak) The British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Sir Nicholas Kay, has visited Islamabad for a series of meetings with the Pakistani government. The visit is the latest in a series of exchanges by British Ambassadors and High Commissioners to share perspectives and increase understanding of the region. It follows the visit of the […]

Afghanistan Ex-President Bombshell: ‘USA Created ISIS’

Afghanistan Ex-President Bombshell: ‘USA Created ISIS’

Former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai dropped a huge bombshell on Fox News this week, claiming that the USA created ISIS. Karzai says he holds the US directly responsible for the funding and orchestration of terrorist events by ISIS, and claims that the Pentagon does this in order to further its Middle East agenda. “Daesh (ISIS) […]

International Afghanistan Peace Conference starts in Moscow

International Afghanistan Peace Conference starts in Moscow

By News Desk MOSCOW:  A new round of international talks, during the International Afghanistan Peace Conference being hosted in Russia, is set to start on Friday featuring a broader scope of regional players than before. The countries including Pakistan, China, India, Iran and the Central Asian States have been invited to be a part of the conference. Additional […]

US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ to hit Da’ish hideouts in Afghanistan

US drops ‘mother of all bombs’ to hit Da’ish hideouts in Afghanistan

Agencies WASINGTON:  The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, also known as the “mother of all bombs”, in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State (IS) militants, the military said. It was the first time this type of bomb had been used in combat and was dropped from […]

Roadside bomb kills nine policemen in northern Afghanistan

Roadside bomb kills nine policemen in northern Afghanistan

By AFP MAZAR-I-SHARIF,:  A roadside bomb killed nine policemen and wounded four others outside their checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, in the latest casualties ahead of the spring fighting season. The bomb exploded Saturday when police entered a Taliban stronghold they had retaken in Chimtal district in Balkh province following an operation led […]

US soldier killed in anti-IS operations in Afghanistan: military

US soldier killed in anti-IS operations in Afghanistan: military

By AFP KABUL:  An American soldier was killed during operations against the Islamic State group in Afghanistan late on Saturday, the US military said in a statement posted on Twitter. “A US soldier was killed in action while conducting operations against ISIS-Khorasan in Afghanistan,” US Navy Captain Bill Salvin said, referring to a provincial affiliate […]

The threat of Islamic State and Russia’s renewed interest in Afghanistan

The threat of Islamic State and Russia’s renewed interest in Afghanistan

In this file photo, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Ufa, Russia, July 10, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS Global militant group Islamic State has a simple game-plan – to first establish its strict version of Islam in Muslim countries and then conquer […]

Pakistan ready to work closely with Afghanistan, says army chief

Pakistan ready to work closely with Afghanistan, says army chief

By News Desk Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said Pakistan would continue its positive role in bringing about peace and stability in Afghanistan. “Peace in Afghanistan is a shared interest and Pakistan will continue its positive role and is ready to work closely with Afghanistan,” he remarked during his visit to the UK Ministry […]

Afghanistan sacks top generals over brazen hospital attack

Afghanistan sacks top generals over brazen hospital attack

AFP Afghan security personnel gather near the site of the explosion.—AFP/File Afghanistan on Tuesday sacked 12 army officers including two generals for negligence over an insurgent attack on the country’s largest military hospital, which pointed to a spectacular intelligence failure. Gunmen disguised as doctors stormed Sardar Daud Khan hospital in Kabul last month, with multiple […]

US air strike in Afghanistan killed senior Qaeda leader: official

US air strike in Afghanistan killed senior Qaeda leader: official

AFP A US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan on March 19 killed the senior Al-Qaeda military commander Qari Yasin, who has been linked to numerous attacks in Pakistan, the US military confirmed on Saturday. “The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice,” […]