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Taliban say ceasefire will not be extended in Afghanistan as suicide attack kills at least 18

Taliban say ceasefire will not be extended in Afghanistan as suicide attack kills at least 18

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced the decision to resume fighting after President Ashraf Ghani said on Saturday a government truce with the militants would be extended. 

Jun 18, 2018, 00:44 AM IST
UN chief lauds Afghanistan's extension of ceasefire

UN chief lauds Afghanistan's extension of ceasefire

The government had announced a seven-day ceasefire from June 12 to encourage the Taliban to support the national reconciliation process.
 

Jun 17, 2018, 14:09 PM IST
Afghan government extends ceasefire with Taliban despite suicide bombing killing at least 25

Afghan government extends ceasefire with Taliban despite suicide bombing killing at least 25

An Afghan government ceasefire with the Taliban was extended on Saturday despite a suicide bombing killing at least 25, which marred an otherwise remarkable Eid holiday that has seen militants hugging security forces and civilians in celebration of the unprecedented truce.

Jun 17, 2018, 00:47 AM IST
UN welcomes temporary ceasefire announcement by Afghan government; urges Taliban to reciprocate

UN welcomes temporary ceasefire announcement by Afghan government; urges Taliban to reciprocate

Ceasfire follows the Afghan Government's call for unconditional peace talks with the Taliban

Jun 08, 2018, 10:27 AM IST
At least seven dead in Kabul suicide blast near clerics' gathering

At least seven dead in Kabul suicide blast near clerics' gathering

The blast in the western part of the city, near universities and a police academy, is the latest demonstration of the militants' chilling ability to carry out attacks in the heart of Kabul.

Jun 04, 2018, 15:46 PM IST
Six Indians abducted in Afghanistan, Taliban hand suspected; MEA in touch with authorities

Six Indians abducted in Afghanistan, Taliban hand suspected; MEA in touch with authorities

The MEA is aware of the kidnapping incident and is in touch with the Afghan authorities to ascertain more details about it. 

May 06, 2018, 18:44 PM IST
Twin suicide attack in Afghanistan kills at least 58; IS, Taliban claim responsibility

Twin suicide attack in Afghanistan kills at least 58; IS, Taliban claim responsibility

Islamic State and Taliban have claimed responsibility for the twin suicide attack in Afghanistan.

Apr 22, 2018, 22:41 PM IST
Roadside bomb kills 5 in Afghanistan

Roadside bomb kills 5 in Afghanistan

Zabihullah Shuja, spokesman for the provincial police chief, says four other people were wounded in Sunday's blast in Puli Khomri, the capital of the province.

Apr 22, 2018, 15:18 PM IST
Malala Yousafzai makes first trip to Pakistan 6 years after attack by Taliban

Malala Yousafzai makes first trip to Pakistan 6 years after attack by Taliban

 Malala has become a global symbol for human rights and a vocal campaigner for girls` education since a gunman boarded her school bus in the Swat valley on October 9, 2012.

Mar 29, 2018, 06:32 AM IST
US weighs crushing political penalties on Pakistan over terrorism support: Report

US weighs crushing political penalties on Pakistan over terrorism support: Report

The penalties range from visa bans to sanctions and a permanent cessation of military aid.

Mar 27, 2018, 00:09 AM IST
Saudi Arabia's purge of 'extremist ideologies' from education system has political undertones

Saudi Arabia's purge of 'extremist ideologies' from education system has political undertones

The purge seems set to target the Muslim Brotherhood, while not mentioning the Wahhabi hardline.

Mar 21, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
Pakistan’s new terror tactic in Afghanistan: Aid Taliban to attack NATO forces

Pakistan’s new terror tactic in Afghanistan: Aid Taliban to attack NATO forces

The ISI has instructed Taliban to hire personnel of the Afghan National Army and get into a joint operation to carry out insider attack at NATO forces.

Mar 20, 2018, 08:49 AM IST
US chides Pakistan, seeks 'real action' on Taliban, Haqqani terrorists

US chides Pakistan, seeks 'real action' on Taliban, Haqqani terrorists

The United States has been at war in Afghanistan since 2001 and wants Pakistan to more in fighting extremism.

Mar 17, 2018, 08:01 AM IST
Pakistan providing covert support to Taliban: US Army General

Pakistan providing covert support to Taliban: US Army General

United State Army General Joseph L Votel made the remarks about Pakistan giving covert support to Taliban during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday.

Mar 16, 2018, 07:25 AM IST
Elements in Taliban open to peace talks, says US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis in Kabul

Elements in Taliban open to peace talks, says US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis in Kabul

Elements of the Taliban are open to talks with the Afghan government, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday.

Mar 13, 2018, 22:30 PM IST
Donkey bomb: Animal with bomb strapped to its back injures 2 Afghan policemen

Donkey bomb: Animal with bomb strapped to its back injures 2 Afghan policemen

Barbaric practice could prove deadly as it can catch security forces unawares.

Mar 13, 2018, 07:10 AM IST
Irreconcilable guns need to be silenced in Afghanistan: India tell UNSC

Irreconcilable guns need to be silenced in Afghanistan: India tell UNSC

Akbaruddin said it should be clear to the armed opposition that there would be no tolerance for those who continue violence. 

Mar 09, 2018, 12:34 PM IST
Afghan President Ghani makes offer to Taliban for peace talks

Afghan President Ghani makes offer to Taliban for peace talks

At a meeting on Wednesday of nations involved in the so-called Kabul Process, aimed at building a platform for peace talks, Ghani proposed a ceasefire and a release of prisoners.

Feb 28, 2018, 11:11 AM IST
Taliban doesn't seem to be ready for peace talks: US

Taliban doesn't seem to be ready for peace talks: US

The Taliban in Afghanistan does not seem to be ready for peace talks, the Trump administration said today, asserting that any such talks have to be "Afghan-led and Afghan-owned".

Feb 28, 2018, 10:21 AM IST
In a 3,000-word open letter, Taliban urges Americans to 'rethink' war

In a 3,000-word open letter, Taliban urges Americans to 'rethink' war

The Taliban letter addresses the American people and urges the US administration to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan.

Feb 15, 2018, 09:42 AM IST

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