Expedite efforts for release of kidnapped Indian: PM Modi to Afghan President Ghani

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and requested him to expedite efforts to secure the release of an Indian woman kidnapped by suspected militants from Kabul two weeks back.

2 Indians among 25 killed in Afghan blasts, confirms MEA; ISIS, Taliban stake claim

2 Indians among 25 killed in Afghan blasts, confirms MEA; ISIS, Taliban stake claim

Both the Islamic State terrorist group and the Taliban claimed responsibility for the bloodbath. 

Afghan lawmakers approve defence, intelligence chiefs ahead of NATO summit

The risky situation in Afghanistan has forced US President Barack Obama to consider altering plans to halve the 9,800-strong US force in the country by the start of next year.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 'Friendship Dam', says India will stand by Afghanistan despite all odds

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 'Friendship Dam', says India will stand by Afghanistan despite all odds

PM Narendra Modi hailed the people of Afghanistan for denouncing terrorism.

India, Iran, Afghanistan ink 'historic' Chabahar port agreement; PM Modi calls it 'corridor of peace, prosperity'

India, Iran, Afghanistan ink 'historic' Chabahar port agreement; PM Modi calls it 'corridor of peace, prosperity'

India, Iran and Afghanistan on Monday inked the Chabahar trilateral port agreement in the presence of premiers of all the three nations to set up trade and transit corridor.

Economic engagement with Afghanistan, Iran our priority: PM Modi

Economic engagement with Afghanistan, Iran our priority: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the agenda for economic engagement with Iran and Afghanistan is a priority for India and the Chabahar transport and transit agreement "can alter the course of history" of the region.

PM Modi greets Afghan President on birthday, this time correctly

 Over three months after wishing him wrongly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today ensured that he greeted Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the correct date of his birthday.

Afghan minority Hazaras plan protest over power project

The three million-strong Afghan Hazara community has been persecuted for decades, with thousands killed in the late 1990s by Al-Qaeda and the mainly Pashtun Sunni Taliban.

Afghanistan president on two-day visit to Tajikistan

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday left for Tajikistan for a two-day visit to the neighbouring country, said a statement issued by the country's Presidential Palace.

Afghanistan executes six Taliban inmates

Six Afghan Taliban inmates on death row were hanged on Sunday, government sources said, in the first set of executions endorsed by President Ashraf Ghani since he came to power in 2014.

Taliban attack rattles Kabul; 28 dead, hundreds wounded

Taliban attack rattles Kabul; 28 dead, hundreds wounded

The blast in Kabul apparently targeted the offices of Afghanistan`s main security agency was followed by a heavy firefight.

Taliban launch major push to retake northern Afghan city

Hundreds of Taliban insurgents have launched an offensive to seize the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, which they captured and held for several days last year, provincial officials said on Friday.

Explosions heard in central Kabul following John Kerry`s visit

At least two explosions hit the diplomatic zone of Kabul on Saturday, shortly after visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry left following meetings with Afghan officials including President Ashraf Ghani.

John Kerry makes unannounced visit to Afghanistan to support unity govt

US Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Saturday and planned to stress US support for the national unity government led by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, the State Department said.

Afghan lawmakers confirm key government posts amid infighting

Afghan lawmakers approved government nominees as interior minister and attorney general on Saturday, offering a boost to a struggling administration that has been undermined by infighting since it was formed following a disputed election in 2014.

Islamic State group is 'on the run' in Afghanistan: Afghan president

Afghanistan's president declared today that Islamic State militants are "on the run" in his country, following a massive military operation that included elite commando units which drove the insurgents out of remote districts on the border with Pakistan.

Afghan officials optimistic about Taliban peace talks `within weeks`

Afghan officials voiced optimism Sunday that Taliban peace talks would resume "within weeks" even after the insurgents rebuffed calls for dialogue, with analysts dismissing their seemingly tough stance as a bargaining ploy.

Islamic State being wiped out in Afghanistan: Afghan president

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says the Islamic State group has been defeated in eastern Afghanistan, where it had taken over some remote districts.

Russia gives Afghanistan 10,000 Kalashnikovs

Russia delivered 10,000 Kalashnikovs to the Afghan government today, with officials saying they were for the fight "against terrorism", a day after Kabul hosted talks on reviving the peace process with the Taliban.

When PM Narendra Modi wished 'Happy Birthday' to Afghan Prez Ashraf Ghani, but on wrong day

When PM Narendra Modi wished 'Happy Birthday' to Afghan Prez Ashraf Ghani, but on wrong day

In an embarrassing gaffe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi out of sheer courtesy extended birthday greetings to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, but on the wrong date.