New Afghanistan president to visit China

Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani will head to China next week for a three-day visit, his office said in a statement on Tuesday, his first trip abroad since being sworn in last month.

Blast in Kabul kills four Afghan soldiers: Officials

At least four Afghan soldiers were killed and around a dozen people including civilians wounded in a roadside bomb blast in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, officials said.

China, US training Afghan diplomats

 A group of young Afghan diplomats began a two-week training session here Monday as part of a joint programme co-organised by the US and China.

Attacks on Afghan checkpoints kill 4 troops

Officials say insurgents have attacked several army checkpoints in eastern and southern Afghanistan, killing at least four troops and wounding several people.

Haqqani leaders detained in Gulf, not in Afghanistan: Report

Two top leaders of the al Qaeda- linked Haqqani network, including a brother of the head of the feared terror group which is blamed for a 2008 deadly attack on Indian embassy in Kabul, were detained in Bahrain and not in Afghanistan, according to a media report.

China-Afghan-Pak discuss roadmap for regional stability

China, Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday held trilateral dialogue here and discussed a range of strategic issues including drawing a roadmap for regional cooperation on war-torn Afghanistan and strengthening ties among them for peace and stability in the region.

16 militants killed in Afghanistan

At least 16 militants were killed in two separate incidents in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.

Taliban attack kills 3 Afghan security troops

An official says that at least three Afghan security force troops have been killed in a suicide car bombing in southern Afghanistan.

Turkish president arrives in Afghanistan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday, the latest world leader to visit the war-ravaged country since President Ashraf Ghani took power after a prolonged political standoff.

Narendra Modi calls up Hamid Karzai, hails his contribution

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and hailed his effort to strengthen bilateral relations besides successfully steering his country on the path of peace, prosperity and stability which will "never be forgotten".

Roadside bombing kills two Pak soldiers in troubled northwest

At least two soldiers were killed and as many injured on Saturday when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal region, officials said.

Four Afghanistan women shot dead by Taliban

Continuing its terror acts against women in Afghanistan, Taliban militants shot dead four women they had abducted a few days back, said a police officer on Saturday.

Two militants killed in Afghan air strikes

Two Taliban militants were killed during air strikes in Afghanistan`s Baghlan province, a police officer said on Friday.

Afghanistan captures two Haqqani commanders

 Afghan security forces said today they have captured two senior leaders of the feared Haqqani network, a hardline group behind sophisticated attacks on Afghan and NATO forces.

Britain to re-deploy drones from Afghanistan to Iraq

 Britain will shortly begin re-deploying its unmanned armed drones from Afghanistan to counter Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told parliament on Wednesday.

Afghanistan captures two Haqqani commanders

Afghan security forces said today they have captured two senior leaders of the feared Haqqani network, a hardline group behind sophisticated attacks on Afghan and NATO forces.

Haqqani network founder's son captured in Afghanistan

The Afghan security forces have captured two leaders of the Haqqani network, including Anas Haqqani, the son of the network`s founder Jalaluddin Haqqani, media reported Thursday.

Cash-strapped young Afghans turn to low-cost mass weddings

The crowd bursts into applause as a hundred couples enter the hall, hand in hand, grooms in simple black suits and brides in modest white dresses, red flowers in hand.

PM Modi extends congratulations to new Afghan President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his congratulations to Afghanistan President Dr Ashraf Ghani, who was elected to the office on September 21.

NATO helicopters violate Pakistani airspace

NATO gunship helicopters violated Pakistani airspace by entering territory near its border with Afghanistan, media reported Wednesday.