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Taliban fighters overrun district in eastern Afghanistan

Taliban insurgents overran a district in eastern Afghanistan, killing and wounding dozens of police and soldiers and threatening strategically important road routes to Pakistan, officials said on Saturday.

US aid to Pakistan shrinks amid mounting frustration over militants

US aid to Pakistan shrinks amid mounting frustration over militants

The United States has cut both military and economic aid to Pakistan sharply in recent years.

Casualty rate soars for Afghan security forces: NATO

Authorities estimate about 5,000 local police and troops were killed in 2015 -- with an additional 15,000 wounded.

PM Narendra Modi condemns attack on Kabul`s American University

PM Narendra Modi condemns attack on Kabul`s American University

The gun and bomb attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul left at least nine people dead.

Kabul: One dead, 14 hurt in attack on American University

Kabul: One dead, 14 hurt in attack on American University

At least one person was killed and 14 others injured on Wednesday in a gun and bomb attack at American University in Kabul, Fox news reported.

Militants attack American university in Kabul

Militants attack American university in Kabul

Explosions and gunfire rocked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday, prompting desperate students trapped inside classrooms to plead for help, in the latest militant attack in the Afghan capital.

50 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan's Ghor

Fifty Taliban militants were killed in the central Afghanistan Ghor province in air strikes by government forces, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.

US soldier killed in anti-Taliban battle in Afghanistan

An American soldier was killed Tuesday during an anti-Taliban operation near the capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand, US-led NATO forces said.

Pakistan briefs China on alleged human rights violations in Kashmir Valley

Pakistan on Tuesday briefed China about alleged human rights violations in Kashmir during their bilateral strategic dialogue, in an attempt to internationalise the Kashmir issue. 

Afghan forces retake northern district hours after it fell to Taliban

Afghan forces retake northern district hours after it fell to Taliban

Afghan security forces regained control of Khan Abad district, Kunduz province which was seized by Taliban militants, police said on Sunday.

Afghan district falls to Taliban: Officials

Afghan district falls to Taliban: Officials

Khan Abad district, which is around 30 kilometres east of Kunduz city, fell to the Taliban after they launched a pre-dawn attack on the district centre.

19 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 19 Taliban militants were killed in a gun battle with the security forces in an Afghan province on Wednesday, authorities said in a statement.

New breakaway Taliban group in Afghanistan

A new Taliban group "Dadullah Mahaz" or Dadullah front announced its existence in Zabul province of southern Afghanistan, a source close to the newly emergent armed group said on Wednesday.

Afghan air force needs more pilots, as well as more planes

The Afghan air force is limited not only by its size. Despite numbering only 130 aircraft, there are not enough pilots and crews to fly them all.

 Taliban capture key district in Afghanistan's Baghlan

Taliban capture key district in Afghanistan's Baghlan

Taliban insurgents, seeking to force the NATO-led coalition out of Afghanistan and bring in Islamic law, captured a key district in the northern province of Baghlan away after days of fighting, officials said on Monday.

25 militants killed in airstrikes in Afghan's Helmand

25 militants killed in airstrikes in Afghan's Helmand

At least 25 militants were killed as Afghan security forces targeted Taliban hideouts in Helmand province, an official statement said on Sunday.

The airstrikes pounded Taliban positions in Garmsir, Chah-e-Anjir and Nahr-e-Saraj district on Saturday night, Xinhua news agency reported.

Eleven policemen killed in Taliban attacks in northern Afghan

At least nine policemen were killed in Taliban attacks on checkpoints in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan, while another two were killed in the east, security officials said today.

11 Taliban militants killed in Afghan airstrikes

At least 11 Taliban insurgents were killed in two air strikes in Afghanistan, sources said on Sunday.

Kabul launches mission to rescue Pakistani chopper crew

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says the Afghan government is launching a mission to free the crew of a Pakistani helicopter that crashed inside Afghanistan while flying to Russia earlier this month.

US favours India's military support to Afghanistan; Pakistan 'concerned'

US favours India's military support to Afghanistan; Pakistan 'concerned'

India has already provided four Mi-25 helicopters to Afghanistan and US Commander said the country needs more military aircraft to deal with Taliban.