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Taliban terrorists kill 16 Afghan soldiers, kidnap engineers after ceasefire ends

The Taliban observed a ceasefire over a three-day holiday but rejected the government`s request to extend it.

Jun 22, 2018, 13:12 PM IST

Afghan political crisis deepens as second governor refuses to resign

A governor in northern Afghanistan has become the second in the region to defy an order by President Ashraf Ghani to step down, deepening a political crisis facing the US-backed government in Kabul.

Feb 19, 2018, 17:06 PM IST

Afghanistan celebrates 98 years of Independence

The civil society activists and residents of Herat province have organised a 'unique celebration' to mark the country's 98th Independence Day by showing their support to Ghani government and to the security forces.

Aug 19, 2017, 13:43 PM IST

Tense Kabul under lockdown after deadly protest clashes

The protesters were voicing anger over a truck bombing on Wednesday in Kabul's diplomatic quarter that killed 90 people and wounded hundreds, the deadliest attack in the city since 2001.

Jun 03, 2017, 19:57 PM IST

More US help for Afghanistan if needed, says Kabul

"President elect Trump emphasised that the US will continue to remain with the government and people of Afghanistan during his term," the statement said.

Dec 03, 2016, 19:15 PM IST

Taliban reject peace talks with Afghan government

The announcement is a blow to efforts by Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States to restart negotiations aimed at ending the Taliban's long and bloody insurgency in Afghanistan.

Mar 05, 2016, 18:29 PM IST

PM Modi thanks Afghan prez for safety of Indian consulate, personnel

In his telephonic conversation, the Afghan president has also condemned the terrorist attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in Punjab. 

Jan 04, 2016, 18:33 PM IST

Cautiously optimistic about improved relations with Pak: Afghan Prez

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said he is "cautiously optimistic" about improvement in his nation's relations with Pakistan but said that sanctuaries to Taliban and other insurgents must end for peace to prevail.

Mar 27, 2015, 14:57 PM IST

Afghanistan`s Ghani stresses `common interests` with US

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says his country and Washington have common interests at stake in the fight against extremism, describing how Afghans see the United States as "critical" to the country`s future.

Mar 23, 2015, 04:43 AM IST