A senior UN official has claimed that Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has maintained close ties with the Afghan Taliban despite the latters assurance to the US to cut ties with the group.
An India-born Sikh taxi driver was subjected to verbal and physical abuse by passengers he drove from a casino in the city of Reading in south-east England, prompting a UK police force to launch an investigation
Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani issued a decree to pardon and release about 400 controversial Taliban inmates, the Presidential Palace confirmed.
Nidan Singh, the Afghan Sikh who was kidnapped a month ago in Afghanistan and released recently, arrived in Delhi on July 26 along with his family and a delegation of Afghan Sikhs.
Nidan Singh, the Afghan Sikh who was kidnapped a month ago in Afghanistan and released recently, arrived in Delhi on July 26. He was accompanied by his family and a delegation of Afghan Sikhs.
At least seven Afghan security forces were killed in a Taliban attack in the southern province of Kandahar, police chief Tadin Khan confirmed on Wednesday.
The Afghan government has suspended the release of the last batch of Taliban inmates over their involvement in serious crimes, it was reported on Tuesday.
On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr the Taliban and Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani announced a three-day cease-fire on Sunday. The Taliban order, which was soon followed by an announcement via Twitter from Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announcing the government “extends the offer of peace,” comes just days after U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was in Kabul and Doha.
At least nine people were killed and 10 others were wounded in an attack by armed men on worshippers at a mosque in Parwan on Tuesday.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday discussed the latest situation in the Afghan peace process with his Afghanistan counterpart Hanif Atmar and said that the US-Taliban deal provides a "historic" opportunity to bring peace and stability in the war-torn country.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has pardoned thousands of Taliban prisoners in a key preliminary step to intra-Afghan talks between a government delegation and the extremist group, his spokesman said early on Wednesday.
Having been left out of the US-Taliban negotiations, Islamabad's spy agency ISI could well be behind the deadly attack in Kabul on Friday, it is learnt. The terror strike, claimed by ISIS (K), left at least 32 people dead
The US forces in Afghanistan conducted a defensive airstrike in support of Afghan security forces in southern Helmand province on Wednesday, the first raid after a US-Taliban deal was signed.
At least 6 Afghan National Police officers killed in a Taliban attack in Trinkot in Afghanistan on Wednesday. Meanwhile, 8 officers are wounded in the attack.
US President Donald Trump spoke to deputy Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and discussed progress towards achieving peace in Afghanistan, the White House has said, the first known call between an American president and the militant group.
After 18 years of war, the US and the Taliban signed the peace deal in Doha on Saturday to facilitate intra-Afghan dialogue in Oslo this month and the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Afghanistan in 14 months.
The Taliban Monday announced they were resuming offensive operations against Afghan security forces, ending the partial truce that preceded the signing of a deal between the insurgents and Washington.
China on Monday welcomed the landmark US-Taliban deal and called for "orderly and responsible" withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan to avoid a security vacuum and prevent the terrorist groups from getting stronger in the war-torn country
Under the agreement, the militants also agreed not to allow al-Qaeda or any other extremist group to operate in the areas they control.
Cracks in the US-Taliban Peace Deal appeared on Sunday as Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani rejected the demand for the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners