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United States ends role of special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan

A senior State Department official told AFP that acting special representative Laurel Miller left the post without a replacement being named.

Mohammad Nabi thanks BCCI for helping Afghanistan get Test status; hopes to play first 5-day match against India

Mohammad Nabi thanks BCCI for helping Afghanistan get Test status; hopes to play first 5-day match against India

The International Cricket Council voted in London to make Afghanistan, along with Ireland, full members of the organisation, allowing those countries to become part of the elite 12 nations who play test matches.

Priorities and nature of ties with India, Pakistan different: White House

"We realise that the pace and scope of that relationship is going to be different in each case," the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity said in response to a question on concerns in Pakistan with regard to increasing ties with India.

Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'

Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'

President Donald Trump recently authorized his defense secretary, Jim Mattis, to add several thousand more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, primarily tasked to train and advise Afghan forces.

World hasn't done enough to destroy LeT, JeM safe havens: India at UN

World hasn't done enough to destroy LeT, JeM safe havens: India at UN

Akbaruddin made the remarks during a UN debate themed “The situation in Afghanistan”.

Hindus facing persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh: Report

In the report, HAF lists Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Pakistan as "egregious violators" of human rights of Hindu minorities.

 

Taliban say US must quit Afghanistan for peace

Taliban say US must quit Afghanistan for peace

The Taliban warned on Friday against sending more Western troops to Afghanistan, while pledging that it sought only independence under Islamic rule and rejecting concerns it would harbour foreign militants.

ICC confirms Afghanistan, Ireland as newest Test-playing nations

ICC confirms Afghanistan, Ireland as newest Test-playing nations

Afghanistan has made rapid strides with their premier leg-spinner Rashid Khan making waves in T20 franchise leagues including IPL. Recently, they beat West Indies in an ODI drawing an away series 1-1.

Taliban's safe havens inside, not outside Afghanistan: Pakistan

Relations between the two countries have turned sour since Afghanistan`s President Ashraf Ghani accused Pakistan of waging an "undeclared war of aggression" against his country. 

Taliban car bombing at Afghan bank kills 34, wounds dozens

The Afghan conflict is the longest in American history, with US-led forces at war since the Taliban regime was ousted in 2001. 

At least 29 dead as car bomb hits bank in southern Afghanistan

At least 29 dead as car bomb hits bank in southern Afghanistan

No group has claimed responsibility for the brazen attack, but it comes as the Taliban ramp up their nationwide spring offensive despite government calls for a ceasefire during Ramadan.

India most reliable regional partner of Afghanistan: Pentagon

Afghanistan is "at a critical point" as it faces a continuous threat from as many as 20 insurgent and terrorist networks operating in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, the Pentagon has said in a new report to Congress.

Chinese Foreign Minister to visit Pakistan on Saturday

Amidst a surge in tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will on June 24 visit Islamabad from where he will leave for Kabul.

India most reliable partner for Afghanistan: Pentagon

India is Afghanistan's most reliable regional partner, the Pentagon has said in its latest Afghan report, the first under the Trump administration.

Pakistan begins fencing border with Afghanistan amid tense ties

The Pakistan Army said the "phased fencing of entire Pakistan-Afghanistan border has commenced".
 

Afghanistan, Pakistan envoys engage in war of words before US audience

"But which Pakistan? The Pakistan that occupies by a militant group, by a military, or the Pakistan of the civilians?" Mohib asked.
 

Kerala man who 'joined' Islamic State reportedly killed in Afghanistan

Kerala man who 'joined' Islamic State reportedly killed in Afghanistan

A photograph of the body of Shajeer M Abdulla was received on WhatsApp by BC Abdul Rehman, a social activist in Kasaragod district, yesterday.

Trump administration may expand drone strikes, curb aids to crack down on Pakistan-based militants

Trump administration may expand drone strikes, curb aids to crack down on Pakistan-based militants

US officials say they seek greater cooperation with Pakistan, not a rupture in ties.

Another Keralite IS member killed in Afghanistan

However there was no information about time and cause of Abdullah`s death.

Two Pakistani diplomats missing in Afghanistan since Friday: Pak Foreign Office

Two Pakistani diplomats based in a consulate office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad have been missing since Friday.