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Massoud: ‘A Real Hero Of This Land’
10 Sep 2017 12:20

Massoud: ‘A Real Hero Of This Land’

Respected by both the people and his opposition, Ahmad Shah Massoud had been a brave commander and a ‘real hero’, said numerous leaders Saturday.

 
Poverty drives child soldiers into Afghanistan
6 Sep 2017 11:08

Poverty drives child soldiers into Afghanistan's endless war

The rescue this summer of dozens of Afghan youths destined to be trained as Taliban fighters has spotlighted how entrenched poverty is fuelling a renewable supply of child soldiers to endlessly replenish the insurgents' ranks.

 
Major operation to kick off in Kandahar, says Gen. Raziq
4 Sep 2017 12:25

Major operation to kick off in Kandahar, says Gen. Raziq

The provincial police chief of the southern Kandahar province General Abdul Raziq has said a major operation will kick off against the insurgents in this province.

 
UK plans ‘significant uptick’ in Afghanistan special ops – reports
28 Aug 2017 11:22

UK plans ‘significant uptick’ in Afghanistan special ops – reports

Hard on the heels of Donald Trump’s decision to wage a more aggressive war in Afghanistan, London reportedly prepares to ramp up SAS covert operations there. According to British intelligence, Afghanistan could fall to the Taliban if the US pulled out.

 
Ismail Khan backs parliamentary system, Coalition for Salvation of Afghanistan
27 Aug 2017 13:32

Ismail Khan backs parliamentary system, Coalition for Salvation of Afghanistan

Ismail Khan, a senior Afghan politician, has voiced support for the proposed parliamentary system of governance.

 
Situation to get worse as Iraq if Afghan war outsourced by US, Karzai warns
12 Aug 2017 13:10

Situation to get worse as Iraq if Afghan war outsourced by US, Karzai warns

The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has reacted to reports regarding the alleged plans for the outsourcing of Afghan war, warning that the security situation will further deteriorate and will get worse as Iraq if such a step is taken.

 
Pakistan Most likely Engineered Mullah Mansour’s Death: Report
10 Aug 2017 10:02

Pakistan Most likely Engineered Mullah Mansour’s Death: Report

New Your Times reports that the death of Taliban commander Mullah Mansour was most likely engineered by Pakistan’s ISI.

 
Can the US defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan?
2 Aug 2017 09:24

Can the US defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan?

Can the US defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan? Security is worsening as the Taliban continue to control large parts of the country.

 
UK activists call for international action against Al Khalifah regime
25 May 2017 11:21

UK activists call for international action against Al Khalifah regime

UK rights activists have gathered outside Bahrain’s embassy in London to call on the British government and the rest of the international community to stand up to the Bahraini regime and stop its brutal treatment of ant-government protesters.

 
Ghani, Merkel talk by phone about refugees, peace, reforms
25 May 2017 11:01

Ghani, Merkel talk by phone about refugees, peace, reforms

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone on Wednesday, Ghani's office said.

 
Karzai hosts Hekmatyar in his residence to discuss peace and other issues
21 May 2017 11:02

Karzai hosts Hekmatyar in his residence to discuss peace and other issues

The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday met with the leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in his residence.

 
Senate leader seeks answers in FBI
11 May 2017 12:30

Senate leader seeks answers in FBI's ISIS bride case

A leading US senator on Wednesday asked FBI officials to explain how a rogue employee with top-secret clearance traveled to Syria without their knowledge and married a prominent ISIS terrorist she had been assigned to investigate.

 
New pictures show aftermath of MOAB bombing on ISIS hideouts in Afghanistan
10 May 2017 10:59

New pictures show aftermath of MOAB bombing on ISIS hideouts in Afghanistan

New pictures have emerged from the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan showing the aftermath of an airstrike involving GBU-43 bombing, also known as Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) on ISIS hideouts.

 
Pakistan exporting terror, claim three neighbours
9 May 2017 14:47

Pakistan exporting terror, claim three neighbours

With Iran's top military official warning Pakistan of reprisals for sheltering  militias attacking targets in Iran, three of Islamabad's neighbours have accused it of cross-border terrorism. Iran's warning that it might be considering its version of "surgical strikes" comes after 10 of ...

 
1 May 2017 15:23

'Shockingly high' losses for Afghan forces over winter

Levels of violence generally dip in winter months, but this year Taliban carried out several major attacks, says report.

 
91 killed in Taliban and ISIS militants clash in North of Afghanistan
26 Apr 2017 14:15

91 killed in Taliban and ISIS militants clash in North of Afghanistan

At least 91 insurgents have been killed as deadly clashes erupted among the Taliban insurgents and the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group.

 
TORTURE OF DETAINEES IN AFGHANISTAN PERSISTS – UN REPORT
24 Apr 2017 12:17

TORTURE OF DETAINEES IN AFGHANISTAN PERSISTS – UN REPORT

Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan continue to face torture and ill-treatment in government detention facilities, a UN report released today has found. The report also says that the Afghan Government has committed to fully eliminating the practice.

 
Bicycle bomb kills 2 Afghans, wounds 10
19 Mar 2014 14:50

Bicycle bomb kills 2 Afghans, wounds 10

Two persons were killed and 10 others sustained injures as a bicycle bomb struck Ghazni city on Wednesday.

 
Fahim played a generally positive role
16 Mar 2014 12:33

To unite Tajiks and Pashtuns in the multi-ethnic government

Fahim played a generally positive role

But within months American officials were said to have picked up intelligence that Fahim was considering assassinating Karzai.

 
Afghanistan not all chaos and uncertainty
13 Mar 2014 10:24

Afghanistan not all chaos and uncertainty

Improving the lives of ordinary Afghans was a key tenet of counterinsurgency.