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Five dead, 120 people missing in China landslide
24 Jun 2017 15:07

Five dead, 120 people missing in China landslide

At least five people were found dead and over 120 remained missing hours after a massive landslide buried a mountain village in southwest China on Saturday as rescuers scoured through rocks for survivors.

 
40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities
24 Jun 2017 12:12

40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities

At least 40 people were killed and nearly 100 wounded Friday in four separate bomb and gun attacks in three major Pakistani cities, officials said.

 
Over 50 Taliban and ISIS militants killed in North of Afghanistan: MoD
24 Jun 2017 11:43

Over 50 Taliban and ISIS militants killed in North of Afghanistan: MoD

Over fifty insurgents belonging to the Taliban group and DAESH terrorist group’s offshoot in Afghanistan were killed during the operations in northern Jawzjan province, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Friday.MoD deputy spokesman Gen. Mohammad Radmanish said the operations were conducted ...

 
US Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan Steps Down
24 Jun 2017 11:31

US Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Pakistan Steps Down

Laurel Miller left the office Friday without a replacement being named.

 
Afghanistan announces parliament elections date scheduled for 7 July 2018
22 Jun 2017 16:29

Afghanistan announces parliament elections date scheduled for 7 July 2018

The Afghanistan Independent Elections Commission (IEC) announced the date for the long waited parliamentary elections.

 
22 Jun 2017 13:46

'Multiple casualties as car bomb hits bank in Lashkar Gah city

22 people have been killed and more than 50 wounded in a car bomb attack outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, capital of Afghanistan's Helmand province, officials said.

 
Suicide bomb explodes outside bank in Helmand
22 Jun 2017 12:13

Suicide bomb explodes outside bank in Helmand

A suicide bomb blast went off near a bank in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Thursday.

 
UNAMA Chief Calls For Urgent Reforms To Avert Future Crises
22 Jun 2017 12:01

UNAMA Chief Calls For Urgent Reforms To Avert Future Crises

Addressing the UN Security Council, UNAMA chief says the emergence of “political fault-lines” along ethnic lines was particularly worrying.

 
Taliban release video of American university lecturers, demanding prisoners release
22 Jun 2017 11:37

Taliban release video of American university lecturers, demanding prisoners release

The Taliban insurgents group in Afghanistan released a new video of the kidnapped American University lecturers late on Wednesday.

 
Refurbishment of 53 Blackhawks for the Afghan troops has commenced: Pentagon
21 Jun 2017 16:26

Refurbishment of 53 Blackhawks for the Afghan troops has commenced: Pentagon

The United States Department of Defense has said the refurbishment work of 53 UH-60 or Blackhawk helicopters for the Afghan security forces has commenced.

 
Afghan forces clear Tora Bora of ISIS leaving 44 militants dead, 22 wounded
21 Jun 2017 14:57

Afghan forces clear Tora Bora of ISIS leaving 44 militants dead, 22 wounded

The Afghan national defense and security forces have fully cleared the strategic Tora Bora area from the presence of the ISIS militants, leaving at least 44 militants dead and 22 more wounded during the operations, the local officials said.

 
Pakistan launches fencing and construction work along Durand Line
21 Jun 2017 11:58

Pakistan launches fencing and construction work along Durand Line

Pakistan has launched the fencing and construction work along the Durand Line despite the objections by the Afghan authorities and recent clashes mainly having links with the dispute regarding the line.

 
Saudi King Elevates Son to Crown Prince
21 Jun 2017 11:11

Saudi King Elevates Son to Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has promoted his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman to crown prince, making him next in line to the throne while also serving as defense minister and overseeing an effort to overhaul the country's economy.

 
Taliban gunmen kill eight workers of Bagram airbase
20 Jun 2017 13:09

Taliban gunmen kill eight workers of Bagram airbase

Eight workers of Bagram airbase, the U.S. largest military base in Afghanistan, were killed after gunmen attacked them overnight, officials said Tuesday.

 
Explosion in Jalalabad city leaves a judge dead, 3 civilians wounded
20 Jun 2017 12:03

Explosion in Jalalabad city leaves a judge dead, 3 civilians wounded

An explosion took place in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan earlier today, leaving at least four people dead or wounded.

 
Government approves ten major contracts worth 1.4 billion Afghanistan
20 Jun 2017 11:26

Government approves ten major contracts worth 1.4 billion Afghanistan

The Afghan government has approved ten major contracts worth 1.4 billion Afghanis during a meeting of the National Procurement Commission.

 
Afghanistan-India air corridor inaugurated as $11m cargo to arrive New Delhi today
20 Jun 2017 09:23

Afghanistan-India air corridor inaugurated as $11m cargo to arrive New Delhi today

The air corridor between Afghanistan and India was formally inaugurated by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani today as cargo worth $11 million is expected to arrive in New Delhi today.

 
3 arrested for gang-raping and murdering 7-year-old girl in Kunduz
19 Jun 2017 13:30

3 arrested for gang-raping and murdering 7-year-old girl in Kunduz

A group of three people were arrested in connection to the gang-rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

 
Gunmen shoot dead Afghan district governor in Nimroz
19 Jun 2017 11:36

Gunmen shoot dead Afghan district governor in Nimroz

Gunmen shot dead an Afghan district governor in southwest Nimroz province on Monday, officials said.

 
Afghan forces clear strategic Tora Bora of ISIS militants: Gen. Waziri
19 Jun 2017 10:16

Afghan forces clear strategic Tora Bora of ISIS militants: Gen. Waziri

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have cleared the strategic Tora Bora area of ISIS militants, inflicting heavy casualties to the fighters of the group, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) spokesman General Dawlat Waziri said Monday.