Afghanistan's Ghani drops Pashtun name from official documents

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has removed his tribal Pashtun surname "Ahmadzai" from all official documents, a spokesman said today.

India assures Afghanistan of cooperation in agriculture

 Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Thursday assured the Afghanistan Ambassador Shaida Moh Abdali of cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.

VK Singh in China to attend key conference on Afghanistan

Minister of State for External Affairs, VK Singh, arrived in the Chinese capital on Thursday to take part in a key international conference on Afghanistan tomorrow which would focus on the war-torn country's future as US troops prepare to withdraw after nearly 13 years of war.

United States praises China's growing role in Afghanistan

The United States welcomed China`s growing role in trying to ensure Afghanistan`s stability on Thursday, saying a Beijing conference of foreign ministers on Afghan reconstruction this week shows its commitment to the region as Western troops pull out.

US drone strike kills four militants in NW Pakistan

A US drone strike killed at least four militants in Pakistan`s restive tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials said Thursday.

China-Afghanistan decide to crackdown on Xinjiang militants

China and Afghanistan have agreed to step up crackdown on the training camps of Uighur militants active in China's restive Xinjiang province even as it eyed major investments in the war-torn country's rich minerals and oil sectors.

Afghan president vows peace, prosperity in country

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has emphasised the newly formed government, elected by the people, is obliged to bring peace, stability and prosperity to the people across the country.

Cameron invites Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif for conference on Afghanistan

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday invited his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to attend a key conference on Afghanistan which will be held in November last week.

India does not want Kashmir on talks agenda: Sartaj Aziz

Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said India's "condition" that the Kashmir issue should not be raised in the Indo-Pak dialogue is not acceptable to his country, according to a media report on Tuesday.

New Afghan president to head to China

The new Afghan president travels to China this week, signaling the pivotal role he hopes Beijing will play in Afghanistan's future, not only in the economic reconstruction of the war-ravaged country after US and allied combat troops leave by the end of the year but also in a strategic foreign policy aimed at building peace across a region long riven by mistrust and violence.

Last international forces airlifted from key base in Afghanistan

A fleet of planes and helicopters airlifted the last US. and British forces from a key base in southern Afghanistan on Monday, a day after the international coalition closed the massive facility and handed it over to the Afghan military.

Insecurity and opium blight Afghan province as British leave

Despite high praise from politicians, British troops ending their combat mission in Afghanistan`s Helmand are leaving behind a province still blighted by insurgency and a huge opium harvest.

10 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan prosecutors

 Taliban militants stormed a court in northern Afghanistan on Monday and killed at least seven people including prosecutors, officials said.

Five killed in Afghanistan twin blasts

At least five people were killed and three injured as two roadside bombs went off in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, an official said Sunday.

Afghan mullah jailed for 20 years for rape

An Afghan court has sentenced a mullah to 20 years in prison after finding the religious teacher guilty of raping a 10-year-old girl.

British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan
British forces hand over control of last base in Afghanistan

British forces Sunday handed over formal control of their last base in Afghanistan to Afghan troops, ending combat operations in the country after 13 years which cost hundreds of lives.

20 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes

 At least 20 militants were killed and several others injured early on Sunday when Pakistan's fighter jets pounded their positions in the country's tribal region.

China to hold key conference on Afghanistan

China will hold the fourth foreign ministerial conference of the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan in Beijing on October 31, the foreign ministry said on Friday.

Harsh Vardhan offers to help Pakistan fight polio

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Friday offered Pakistan full cooperation in eradicating polio from that country.

Over 10,000 migratory birds arrive in Odisha
Over 10,000 migratory birds arrive in Odisha

Over 10,000 migratory birds from Siberia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and across the Himalayas have arrived at Odisha's Chilika Lake for their winter sojourn, an official said Friday.