Tag: Afghanistan

Joe Biden Announces Complete US Troops Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Washington: US President Joe Biden has announced that all US troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan before September 11, a move to end the longest war in American history. “The…

US Troops Withdrawal From Afghanistan Unlikely By May 1: Biden

New York: President Joe Biden has indicated that the US is unlikely to meet the May 1 deadline set by his predecessor Donald Trump to get American troops out of Afghanistan. Addressing a news conference in Washington on Thursday, Biden said: “It’s going to be hard to meet the May 1 deadline. Just in terms […]

First Ever 'Chadar' Sent By Afghan President To Ajmer Dargah

New Delhi/Ajmer: Signalling the further strengthening of diplomatic and cultural relations with India, Afghanistan President has sent a ‘Chadar’ to the world famous Ajmer Sharif Dargah through its diplomatic mission in New Delhi. The Annual 809th ‘Urs Mubarak’ of Khawaja Gharib Nawaz is ongoing in Ajmer. This is the first ever sacred ‘Chadar mubarak’ sent […]

28 Civilians Killed, 47 Injured In Bomb Blast Across Afghanistan In Last 3 Days

Kabul: At least 28 civilians lost their lives in bomb blasts across Afghanistan, while 47 others were injured in the last three days, according to officials. In the first deadly blast that took place in Kabul on Sunday, nine people were killed and 20 others injured, Xinhua news agency quoted Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi as […]

24 Injured In Afghanistan Car Bombing

Kabul: At least 24 people were injured in a car bombimg outside a district police station in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province on Monday, police said. “The car bomb was detonated outside the central police station of Daman district at around 10.30 a.m. Initial information found 24 people, including 13 civilians were wounded by the explosion,” a […]

30 Afghan Security Personnel Killed In Car Bombing

Kabul:  A car bombing in the Afghanistan’s central province of Ghazni killed at least 30 Afghan security force members and 24 others wounded on Sunday, officials said Confirming the casualties and injuries, Baz Mohammad Hemat, director of Ghazni civil hospital, told Xinhua news agency that the death toll might increase as some of the wounded […]

India, US Offer Citizenship To Last Remaining Afghan Hindus, Sikhs

New Delhi: The beleaguered Hindu and Sikh minorities of Afghanistan have found support in not just India, but also in the US. A resolution, introduced in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Jackie Speier and co-sponsored by seven others, seeks to resettle persecuted religious communities in Afghanistan to the US. Introduced last week, the resolution […]

Kashmir-Centric Pakistan Terror Group Jaish-e-Mohammad Active In Afghanistan

New Delhi/Kabul: Pakistani terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad, which runs its terror activities in Indian Kashmir, has become active in Afghanistan. In the last two days, at least 13 Pakistani Jaish terrorists were killed by Afghan security forces in the Khogyani district in Afghanistan. The banned Pakistani terror outfit, headed by Masood Azhar, usually targets civilians and […]

Taliban Militant Attack In Afghanistan: 14 Killed, 63 Injured

Kabul: At least 14 people, including three assailants, were killed and 63 others wounded when Taliban militants attacked a provincial branch of the country’s national intelligence agency in Aybak, capital of Afghanistan’s northern Samangan province, on Monday, an official said. The attack started after a Taliban suicide bomber detonated a massive car bomb outside Samangan […]

Afghan extremists storm Kabul maternity hospital, Kill newborns, mothers

Kabul: Gunmen stormed a maternity hospital in the western part of Kabul on Tuesday, setting off a firefight with the police, officials said. Afghan forces carried out newborn babies and their mothers as they evacuated the hospital, and at least four people were reported wounded. Elsewhere in Afghanistan, a suicide bomber targeted a funeral in […]

Gunmen attack Sikh gurdwara in Afghanistan, killing 11 people
Gunmen attack Sikh gurdwara in Afghanistan, killing 25 people

Kabul: Heavily armed gunmen and suicide bombers blasted their way into a Sikh gurdwara in the heart of Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 25 worshippers and wounding 8 others, in one of the deadliest attacks on the minority community in the strife-torn country. The gunmen attacked the gurdwara in Shor Bazar […]

Iran Rejects US-Taliban Peace Deal

Tehran: Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday said the so-called peace deal between the Taliban and the United States is an attempt by Washington to justify its illegal presence in Afghanistan. “The Islamic Republic of Iran considers the US measures as an attempt to legitimize the presence of its forces in Afghanistan … The United States […]

Pak-Afghan Border To Be Closed From Monday

Islamabad: The border between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Chaman will be closed for an initial period of seven days starting from Monday aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus in both the countries, the Interior Ministry here announced on Sunday. According to a notification issued by the Ministry, the border closure was “in the best […]

Pak hails US-Taliban deal as harbinger of Afghan peace

Islamabad: Pakistan has welcomed the signing of the historic agreement between the US and Taliban as a major step towards peace in Afghanistan after more than 18 years of war and hoped that the Afghan factions would avail this opportunity to reach a mutual accommodation. Pakistan was represented at the signing ceremony in the Qatari […]

US-Taliban Deal Could See US Pullout In 14 Months

Kabul: The US will reduce its troop levels from 13,000 to 8,600 in Afghanistan in the coming months, but the pullout would depend on the Taliban meeting their commitments to prevent terrorism and not showing “bad faith” to talks, officials said here on Saturday as America and the militant group signed a landmark peace agreement […]