Modi, Obama commit to hit safe havens of D-Company, LeT, al Qaeda

Furthering cooperation on terrorism between the two countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama on Tuesday agreed to make joint efforts to dismantle safe havens for terror and criminal networks like Dawood Ibrahim's D-Company, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, al Qaeda and Haqqani network.

Obama hails security deal signed with Afghanistan

US President Barack Obama hailed Tuesday as "a historic day" as the US and Afghanistan signed a bilateral security agreement that allows the residual American troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

Obama hails signing of BSA with Afghanistan as 'historic'

Terming the signing of a much-delayed bilateral security agreement between Afghanistan and the US as 'historic', President Barack Obama on Tuesday said it would help target the remnants of al Qaeda in the war-torn country.

Afghanistan signs BSA deal with US today allowing some troops to stay after 2014

Taking up one of its first tasks, the newly sworn-in Ashraf Ghani government in Afghanistan signed the Bilateral Security Agreement with the United States on Tuesday.

New Afghanistan govt to sign US troop deal today

A deal that will permit some US troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond next year will be signed by the country's newly inaugurated government on Tuesday.

Modi cautions US against hasty troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Hours ahead of his dinner with President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday cautioned the US against hasty withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan, citing the mistakes it has committed while pulling out from Iraq.

Suicide blast near Kabul airport kills four, Taliban claim responsibility
Suicide blast near Kabul airport kills four, Taliban claim responsibility

Just before Ashraf Ghani was to take oath as the new Afghan President at Kabul's presidential palace, a suicide blast targeted a security checkpoint near Kabul airport, killing four, reports said.

New Prez Ashraf Ghani talks peace but Taliban stage suicide attack near Kabul airport
New Prez Ashraf Ghani talks peace but Taliban stage suicide attack near Kabul airport

In what is being hailed as the “first democratic transition of power” in Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani will be sworn-in as the new President on Monday, exactly a week after he signed a power sharing deal with rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah, ending the months-old stand-off over the election results dispute.

Afghanistan`s road to a new president

Afghanistan on Monday was set to inaugurate Ashraf Ghani as successor to President Hamid Karzai, who has led the country since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

Pak president to visit Afghanistan on Monday

 Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain will pay an official visit to Afghanistan tomorrow to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new Afghan president, it was announced today.

Afghanistan to inaugurate new President as conflict rages on

Afghanistan will host a grand presidential inauguration tomorrow, with former US-based academic Ashraf Ghani taking power as NATO troops end their 13-year war without defeating the fierce Taliban insurgency.

Afghan security forces battle Taliban offensive: Officials

Afghan security forces on Saturday fought back against a major Taliban offensive in the east of the country after the militants killed up to 100 security personnel and civilians, beheading 12 of them, officials said.

Afghan election results reveal Ghani as clear winner

Ashraf Ghani won Afghanistan's disputed presidential election decisively with 55 per cent of the vote, results revealed on Friday, after the figure was kept secret for five days over concerns that fraud allegations could trigger violence.

Ansari to represent India at Afghan Prez's swearing-in

Vice President Hamid Ansari will represent India at the swearing-in ceremony of new Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani next week which will mark the first democratic transition of power after fall of the Taliban in 2001 in the trouble-torn country.

Taliban storm district in near Afghan capital, 100 killed

Hundreds of Taliban fighters have stormed a district in an important Afghan province not far from the capital, killing dozens of people in five days, and officials said on Friday there were fears the area will fall to the insurgents.

Asylum-seeker numbers rise by a quarter: UNHCR

The number of asylum-seekers in industrialised countries has risen by nearly a quarter, driven by the wars in Syria and Iraq as well as instability in Afghanistan, Eritrea and elsewhere, the UN refugee agency said Friday.

Afghan election runner-up quells fear of unrest, promises co-operation

  The runner-up in Afghanistan`s disputed election, Abdullah Abdullah, on Thursday congratulated his rival, Ashraf Ghani, on becoming president, seeking to quell fears of unrest after the two agreed to share power.

One killed in Afghan bazaar blast

 A bomb blast ripped a through bazaar in Maimana city, the capital of Afghanistan`s Faryab province, 425 km northwest of Kabul Thursday, killing one person and wounding 18 others, a police officer said.

One killed in Afghan bazaar blast

 A bomb blast ripped a through bazaar in Maimana city, the capital of Afghanistan`s Faryab province, 425 km northwest of Kabul Thursday, killing one person and wounding 18 others, a police officer said.

Abdullah congratulates Afghan president-elect Ghani

 Afghan election contender Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday congratulated President-elect Ashraf Ghani on his victory and vowed to support him in a national unity government.