Afghan Taliban struggle to select Mansour's successor

The Afghan Taliban are struggling to find a successor to slain chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, militant sources said today, with one saying the two main contenders had backed out of the leadership race.

India pledges $1 million for school in Kabul

The Indian government has pledged $1 million for the annual routine maintenance of a school in Kabul.

Pakistan hosts meeting on reviving Afghan Taliban talks

Pakistan hosts meeting on reviving Afghan Taliban talks

Pakistan on Wednesday hosted a new four-nation meeting aimed at reviving long-stalled direct peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents, officials said.

Freed son of Pakistan`s ex-PM home after 3-year hostage ordeal

Freed son of Pakistan`s ex-PM home after 3-year hostage ordeal

Ali Haider Gilani, son of Yousaf Raza Gilani, was rescued during a counter-terror raid by US and Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday.

15 coal miners abducted in Afghanistan

Unidentified assailants abducted 15 coal miners from Afghanistan`s Baghlan province, an official said on Monday.

60 hostages freed as Afghan forces storm Taliban-run detention centre

Sixty people were set free as government forces raided a Taliban-run detention centre in the Helmand province, the Defence Ministry said on Friday.

US asks Pakistan for concrete action against Haqqanis

Washington: The US has said that after last week`s massive car bombing in Kabul it has asked Pakistan to take concrete action against the Haqqani Network.

Kabul attack death toll more than doubles to 64

The death toll from a lethal Taliban attack in Kabul has more than doubled to 64, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

Progress in Afghan has made US safer; still work to do: White House

Tremendous progress achieved in Afghanistan has made the US safer, but still a lot of work has to be done in the war torn country for the advancement of national security interests, the White House has said, a day after a Taliban bomb blast in Kabul killed 30 people.

30 dead, hundreds wounded as Taliban attack rattles Kabul

Thirty people were killed and hundreds wounded when a Taliban truck bomb tore through central Kabul and a fierce firefight broke out Tuesday, one week after the insurgents launched their annual spring offensive.

At least 30 dead, hundreds wounded as Taliban attack rattles Kabul

At least 30 dead, hundreds wounded as Taliban attack rattles Kabul

KabulL Thirty people were killed and hundreds wounded when a Taliban truck bomb tore through central Kabul and a fierce firefight broke out Tuesday, a week after the insurgents launched their annual spring offensive.

Seven killed, 327 wounded in Kabul attack: Officials

At least seven people were killed and 327 others wounded in an ongoing Taliban attack in central Kabul Tuesday, the Afghan health ministry said.

Afghanistan: Explosion near secret service unit in Kabul; many dead

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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.

Afghan Taliban announce start of `spring offensive`

The Afghan Taliban announced on Tuesday the start of their "spring offensive" even as the government in Kabul tries to bring the insurgents back to the negotiating table to end their drawn-out conflict.

Strong earthquake rocks Afghanistan, tremors felt in many parts of Pakistan

A 6.6-magnitude quake struck northeast Afghanistan, the US Geological Survey said, with tremors also felt in Pakistan and India. 

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.

73 militants killed in U.S airstrike in Afghanistan''s Helmand province

At least 73 militants were killed in an airstrike conducted by the U.S troops in Afghanistan`s southern Helmand province.

10 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan airstrike

At least 10 militants were killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan's Helmand province, an army spokesman said on Saturday.