Osama bin Laden cited Mahatma Gandhi as inspiration in 1993 speech: Audio tapes
Osama bin Laden cited Mahatma Gandhi as inspiration in 1993 speech: Audio tapes

Osama bin Laden in a 1993 speech invoked apostle of peace Mahatma Gandhi as he asked his supporters to boycott American goods and seek inspiration from the Indian leader's struggle against the British, according to audio tapes of the slain al Qaeda chief.

IC-814 hijacking: Honestly speaking, 'Advani was not in favour of releasing terrorists', says Farooq Abdullah

 Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah has said he didn't feel that Lal Krishna Advani was in favour of releasing the terrorists during the IC-814 aircraft hijack in 1999, adding it seemed that the then deputy prime minister was being pushed into it.

Three dead, 13 hurt after bomb blast at checkpoint in Kandahar

An official says a bomb blast at a police checkpoint in the southern city of Kandahar has killed two civilians, one policeman and wounded 13 others.

Dulat's claim of "goof up" by Vajpayee govt in Kandahar fuels controversy

Former RAW chief AS Dulat's claim of a "goof up" in Kandahar hijack response by the Vajpayee government in 1999 triggered a controversy on Friday with BJP outrightly rejecting it while Congress alleged that its "soft" approach laid the "foundation of terrorism".

What led to Kandahar hijack 'goof up' - Ex-RAW chief's striking revelations
What led to Kandahar hijack 'goof up' - Ex-RAW chief's striking revelations

Ex-RAW chief AS Dulat in an interview to a news channel has made some striking disclosures, one of which is about how the Kandahar hijack was "goofed up".

Pakistan, Afghanistan summon envoys to lodge protest

Pakistan and Afghanistan have summoned each other's ambassadors to lodge protest over detention of an official of the Pakistani mission in Kandahar by Afghan authorities and a border clash prompted by construction of a gate by Pakistani Army at a transit point.

Did Vajpayee govt pay ransom for passengers of IC-814, asks Congress

The Congress party on Friday questioned whether the NDA government under former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had paid a ransom to the Taliban for the release of the passengers on Indian Airlines Flight 814, which had been hijacked and flown to Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Kandahar hijack was ''goofed up'': Former RAW chief
Kandahar hijack was ''goofed up'': Former RAW chief

The Kandahar hijack was "goofed up" as no one wanted to take a decision fearing loss of life, according to former RAW chief AS Dulat.

Five militants killed in Afghanistan clash

 At least five militants were killed following a clash with the security forces in Afghanistan`s southern province of Kandahar on Saturday, the provincial government said.

Afghan police say insurgents enter southern police compound

Insurgents armed with guns and explosives entered a police station in Afghanistan's southern city of Lashkar Gar on Sunday after a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the gate of the compound allowing the others to gain entry, a senior policeman said.

New Pentagon chief visits airfield in southern Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter is getting briefed on American military operations at Kandahar airfield in southern Afghanistan as part of what he calls a listening tour of the war zone.

Taliban attacks on checkpoints kill 9 Afghan police officers

Taliban insurgents, some likely wearing police uniforms, attacked checkpoints in Afghanistan, killing at least nine officers in their latest assault, authorities said on Monday.

Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 5 Afghan policemen

An Afghan official says an attack on a police checkpoint in the southern province of Kandahar has killed five policemen. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

Five killed in militant attack on Afghan police station

 At least five people were killed and seven injured Monday after Taliban militants attacked a police station in Afghanistan`s Kandahar province.

Last British troops leave southern Afghanistan

Britain withdrew its last military forces from southern Afghanistan today after 13 years of fighting that has cost hundreds of British lives in some of the most violent regions of the country.

Taliban suicide attack kills 3 Afghan policemen

An Afghan official says a Taliban suicide bomber has killed a district police chief and his two guards in southern Kandahar province.

51 militants killed in clashes across Afghanistan

 At least 51 Taliban militants have been killed in fresh military operations across Afghanistan since Saturday, the country`s interior ministry said Sunday.

Indian government grants USD 1 million for Afghanistan stadium

The Indian government has given approval to a grant of USD 1 million for the construction of a cricket stadium in Afghanistan`s southern province of Kandahar, according to a report.

Suicide bomber with explosives in turban kills Hamid Karzai`s cousin in Afghanistan

A suicide attacker killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the volatile southern city of Kandahar.

Roadside bomb kills eight Afghan civilians: official

A roadside bomb killed eight civilians travelling in a vehicle in a volatile district of southern Afghanistan today, officials said, days after the UN reported a surge in civilian casualties in the country.