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Afghan vice president Dostum departs for Turkey amid rape probe

Afghan vice president Dostum departs for Turkey amid rape probe

Afghanistan's embattled vice president Abdul Rashid Dostum has left for Turkey.

Donald Trump to discuss extremism in Afghan and Pakistan with Muslim leaders

US President Donald Trump continues the fight against the ISIS and extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan 

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declines invitation to visit Pakistan

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declines invitation to visit Pakistan

Despite repeated attempts by Pakistan to defuse tensions between the two neighbours, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has rejected Pakistan's offer to visit the country until the perpetrators behind several attacks are handed over to Afghanistan, his deputy spokesperson Dawa Khan Mina Pal confirmed .

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis makes unannounced Afghan visit: US official

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on a surprise visit Monday, an American defence official confirmed, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack.

Afghanistan Defence Minister, Army Chief of Staff resign over deadly attack

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accepted on Monday the resignation of the defence minister and army chief of staff after more than 140 government soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on an army base last week, the president`s office said.

Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack

Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack

President Ashraf Ghani declared a national day of mourning after scores of soldiers were killed by Taliban fighters disguised as fellow soldiers, in the deadliest attack of its kind on an Afghan military base.

Thirteen Indians among terrorists killed in US' MOAB bombing

Thirteen Indian nationals who had joined Daesh were among those killed in the MOAB bombing in Afghanistan`s Achin district.

Five views on the 'Mother of All Bombs' in Afghanistan

The United States has dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan, killing dozens of Islamic State militants in a dramatic escalation that US President Donald Trump said had been "very, very successful".

Five killed in Kabul suicide bombing

At least five persons were killed and three others wounded in a suicide bombing near the government office buildings in Kabul on Wednesday.

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull likely to visit India next week

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull likely to visit India next week

Bilateral talks in areas such as education, trade and defence are likely to be in focus during the forthcoming visit of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to India next week.

 

Kabul endorses US general's call for additional troops

Kabul today endorsed US general John Nicholson's call for thousands of additional troops in Afghanistan to stave off a resurgent Taliban

Donald Trump, Afghan President discuss terrorism

Presidents Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan and Donald Trump of the US discussed over phone the war against terrorism.

Afghan military would support more foreign troops, official says

Afghan military would support more foreign troops, official says

General John Nicholson, the commander of US and international troops in Afghanistan, said he did not have enough troops to adequately advise Afghan forces on the ground.
 

Afghan attackers 'live, recruit and operate' in Pakistan: Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa that those who recently launched attacks in Afghanistan "lived, were recruited and operated freely in Pakistan and no action was taken against them", a Presidential Palace statement said on Monday.

Eight killed after Taliban storm Afghan MP Mir Wali`s house

The Taliban in a statement said their suicide bombers raided the house to disrupt an "important gathering of officials".

Taliban attack home of Afghan lawmaker in capital, killing 8

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack.

Afghanistan urges UN to verify cross-border terrorism

Invoking the Amritsar Heart of Asia declaration, Afghanistan has reiterated the call for an international set-up to verify cross-frontier terrorism and expose government organisations that promote terrorism.

Heart of Asia: Pakistan's Sartaj Aziz meets Ashraf Ghani, discusses ways to bring peace, stability in Afghanistan

Heart of Asia: Pakistan's Sartaj Aziz meets Ashraf Ghani, discusses ways to bring peace, stability in Afghanistan

Sartaj Aziz, the foreign affairs advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday met Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar during which they discussed ways to bring peace and stability in the war-ravaged country.

Heart of Asia conference LIVE: 'Silence against terrorism will only embolden terrorists' - PM Narendra Modi blasts Pakistan without naming it

Heart of Asia conference LIVE: 'Silence against terrorism will only embolden terrorists' - PM Narendra Modi blasts Pakistan without naming it

The sixth Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference is taking place in Amritsar on Sunday. Here are all the LIVE updates:-

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate ministerial deliberations of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process on Sunday

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate ministerial deliberations of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process on Sunday

PM Modi and President Ghani visited the Golden Temple on Saturday evening to offer their prayers ahead of the inauguration of the ministerial deliberations of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process.