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Taliban captures Shakh area in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:36

Taliban militants, after three days of fighting with security personnel, occupied land in Afghanistan`s Faryab province, police said Tuesday.

Taliban suicide attack kills four foreigners in Kabul compound

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:06

A Taliban suicide attacker riding a motorbike killed at least four foreigners in a compound in Kabul on Tuesday, police said, in the latest blast to rock the capital during an impasse over presidential election results.

China`s special envoy to Afghanistan praises Pakistan, ISI

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 21:46

China`s new special envoy to Afghanistan on Monday gave a clean chit to Pakistan and its powerful spy agency ISI amid allegations that they backed terrorist outfits.

Two killed in Afghanistan car bomb attack

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:35

At least two people were killed and nine injured Monday in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan`s Helmand province.

Afghan vote audit goes slowly as problems arise

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 20:15

Four days after Afghanistan began a massive audit of millions of votes cast in the run-off presidential election, disagreements and a shortage of observers have slowed progress.

Lawmakers still questioning Afghanistan drawdown

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 00:51

The Afghan election crisis and unravelling of Iraq have lawmakers and regional allies thinking President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all US troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016.

Afghanistan ambassador meets Gujarat CM

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 23:07

Afghanistan`s ambassador to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali on Saturday called on Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel and discussed investment opportunities in the mines sector in his country.

Nine security personnel killed in Pakistan unrest: official

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:29

At least eight paramilitaries were killed in a gunfight with militants in Pakistan`s restive northwest early on Friday, while a policeman died when a hidden bomb exploded in a city centre.

US military did not seek Afghan pullout in 2017

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 03:33

Military commanders did not recommend that the White House announce the complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in 2017 as the president ordered, the top US commander there told senators today.

Afghan poll audit starts after Taliban raid airport

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 14:59

Afghanistan on Thursday began a massive audit of 8.1 million ballots cast in the run-off round of its controversial presidential vote, hours after a brazen Taliban raid on Kabul`s airport.

Taliban attack Kabul airport on the day of vote audit

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 09:07

Hiding in a nearby building, unknown number of terrorists were firing rockets and grenades towards the Kabul International Airport on Thursday morning.

Obama sees Afghanistan set for democratic transfer of power

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 07:41

US President Barack Obama has said Afghanistan will witness the first democratic transfer of power in its history if the two presidential candidates agree to abide by the results of the internationally supervised ballot auditing.