Suicide attack on Kabul bus wounds eight: Officials

A Taliban suicide attacker struck a government bus in Kabul Monday, wounding eight people, officials said, as insurgent representatives hold talks with an Afghan delegation aimed at ending the country`s 13-year war.

Taliban, Afghan negotiators unable to agree ceasefire

) - Taliban representatives met with Afghan political figures for a second day in Qatar on Sunday, and one participant said the two sides discussed a possible ceasefire but ultimately disagreed over the continued presence of US troops in the country.

Progress toward peace talks unclear as Taliban, Afghan figures meet

Taliban representatives met with Afghan political figures for a second day on Sunday, but it was unclear if the dialogue hosted by Qatar moved any closer to long-awaited formal negotiations to end Afghanistan`s devastating war.

Qatar says hosting dialogue with Taliban, Afghan officials

Qatar said on Saturday it was hosting a dialogue this weekend between Afghan officials and representatives of the Taliban insurgents on ways to end the country`s long war.

Afghan delegation to meet with Taliban in Qatar: Officials

An Afghan delegation left for Qatar on Saturday where they will hold two days of "open discussion" with Taliban representatives aimed at ending Afghanistan's long war, according to an official.

Afghan delegation to meet with Taliban in Qatar: Official

An Afghan delegation is headed to Qatar for "open discussions" with representatives of the Taliban insurgents over the next few days aimed at ending Afghanistan`s long war, the deputy chief of the country`s High Peace Council said on Friday.

Afghan forces struggle to drive back Taliban from besieged city


Kunduz City: The Afghan Army and police on Thursday failed to expel Taliban fighters from the outskirts of a besieged provincial capital as a seventh day of fierce fighting put pressure on national forces struggling largely without US military backup.

US military sends jets to northern Afghan city under siege

  The US military has sent fighter jets to Afghanistan`s northern province of Kunduz, where Taliban insurgents have launched a major offensive and overrun government checkpoints close to the main city, US and Afghan sources said.

Afghan President Ghani to hold business meetings with CII, FICCI, Assocham today

A day after holding talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will on Wednesday hold a business meeting with organisations - Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)​, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry​ (FICCI) and Associated Chambers of Commerce of India​ (Assocham).

Afghanistan will not be a battlefield for proxy war: Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday called for a united regional and global front to fight the "new ecology of terror", very brutal and "morphing very rapidly" that Afghanistan is experiencing and also outlined his vision of recreating his country as a "roundabout" to become the hub of South and Central Asian trade and transit.

India, Afghanistan vow to work together to fight terror, boost trade
India, Afghanistan vow to work together to fight terror, boost trade

India on Tuesday offered assistance to war-ravaged Afghanistan in diverse sectors including defence as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held extensive talks during which both leaders stressed the need for concrete action to dismantle terror networks.

Pakistan hangs 100th convict, Amnesty slams `shameful milestone'

 Pakistan on Tuesday carried out its 100th execution since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty last December, in what rights group Amnesty International described as a "shameful milestone".

Fighting flares as Taliban advance on major Afghan city

 Intense fighting flared in northern Afghanistan as security forces battled Taliban insurgents advancing Tuesday on a major provincial capital, officials said, with terrified residents fearing the fall of the besieged city.

Afghan President in India: As it happened on Tuesday
Afghan President in India: As it happened on Tuesday

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who is in India on a three-day state visit, has a number of engagements lined up on Tuesday.

Heavy fighting as Taliban attack northern Afghan city

Heavy fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents that killed more than 30 combatants threatened a major northern city on Monday, officials said.

Afghan President Ghani arrives in India on three-day visit

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived in India on Monday night on a three-day state visit, his first after becoming president seven months ago.

Key Taliban commander killed in Afghan

 A key Taliban commander and three other militants were killed on Saturday in Afghanistan`s Herat province.

Taliban launch spring offensive with rocket attack on US base

Taliban insurgents shot rockets onto a US base outside Kabul and targeted Afghan government buildings in a provincial capital on Friday, as they officially launched their spring offensive in a year that has already seen fierce fighting.

Pakistan military claims killing 47 Taliban insurgents

Pakistan`s military Thursday claimed to have killed at least 47 Taliban fighters in two days of airstrikes in the restive northwest as part of anti-insurgent offensives that began last year.

Afghan Taliban announce `spring offensive` to start Friday

 The Afghan Taliban said their annual "spring offensive" will begin on Friday, vowing nationwide attacks in what is expected to be the bloodiest fighting season in a decade as NATO forces pull back from the frontlines.