Obama signs order expanding US Afghanistan role: Report
Obama signs order expanding US Afghanistan role: Report

US President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

New Afghanistan president to visit China

Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani will head to China next week for a three-day visit, his office said in a statement on Tuesday, his first trip abroad since being sworn in last month.

Call to end election-related attacks in Afghanistan

Taliban threats and violence against campaign workers and election officials risk undermining Afghanistan`s presidential election slated for April 5, Human Rights Watch said Sunday.

Al Qaeda plots comeback in Afghanistan: Officials

Al Qaeda`s Afghanistan leader is laying the groundwork to relaunch his war-shattered organisation once the United States and international forces withdraw from the country, as they have warned they will do without a security agreement from the Afghan government, US officials say.

Afghan govt offers 2009 photo as `evidence` of 2014 airstrike

A photograph the Afghan government distributed to back up its claims about civilian casualties in a US airstrike 10 days ago was actually a 2009 AFP photograph of a different funeral, a media investigation revealed Sunday.

US catches Afghan govt `red handed` in plotting with Pakistani Taliban

The United States has caught the Afghan government red-handed secretly conniving with the Pakistani Taliban to gain a stronger position in a regional power game.

Taliban may be willing to talk to Afghan govt: UN

Ban cited two statements from the Taliban prompted by a recent UN report on civilian casualties as "perhaps indicating a willingness to engage".

Pak says can`t force freed Taliban insurgents to negotiate with Afghan government

Pakistan has said it cannot push the freed Afghan Taliban prisoners to negotiate with the Afghan government.

Afghan neighbours join forces to tackle problems

Afghanistan and regional heavyweights have agreed to work together to fight terrorism and drug-trafficking and pursue economic development.

Taliban deny plan for Saudi talks with Afghan govt

Taliban negotiators have begun preliminary discussions
with the United States in Qatar.

Afghanistan denies deal with Taliban over schools

The Afghan government denied making a deal with the Taliban agreeing a more conservative curriculum and more mullahs as teachers in return for an end
to attacks on schools.

Afghan-based Taliban militants kill 5 in Pak

Pakistan has conveyed "strong concern" to the Afghan government over the cross-border attacks.

Iran says it funds Afghan government

Iran acknowledged on Tuesday that it has been sending funds to Afghanistan for years.

LeT, ISI behind Kabul attack?

As investigations into last week`s attack on Indians here gain momentum, Afghan authorities are increasingly getting convinced that the terror strike was carried out by Lashkar-e-Toiba in collusion with its masters in Pakistan.

Now, Pak wants `moderate Taliban` in Afghan government

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says moderate elements of the Taliban should be taken into the Afghan government. In the process, a "wedge" could be driven between moderates and hardliners, he said.