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30 July, 2018 9:52 PM Afghan Militia Commander Who Fought ISIS Killed In Suicide Attack

Haji Hayat Khan was a prominent tribal elder and he was playing a important role in the fight against Daesh", says provincial council member Sohrab Qaderi. A suicide bomber in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar killed at least four people, including a prominent local militia commander, considered a leading opponent of Islamic State fighters in the region 96

28 July, 2018 7:50 AM Blasts, Gunshots Reported In Eastern Afghan City

A number of explosions were reported in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad and gunshots could be heard in the area of the blasts, local officials said on Saturday. Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial government spokesman, said the explosion was reported in the third police district of Jalalabad city but that the exact type and target was unclear 63

26 July, 2018 5:08 AM Taliban Attack On Afghan Intelligence Convoy Kills 5, Wounds 6: Police

A suicide bomber blew himself up near an Afghan intelligence convoy on Thursday, killing at least five people and wounding six, police said, in the latest deadly attack in the city. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on the National Directorate of Security (NDS), which police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said happened at 5:00 am (0030 GMT). Four members 45

30 June, 2018 9:18 AM Pakistan Put Back On Terror-Financing Watch List, Vows To Improve

Pakistan's return to a watch list could further handicap chances of attracting Western investment in Pakistan's fragile economy. Placed back on a terror financing watch list this week, Pakistan vowed on Saturday to tighten regulations and follow an action plan to curb money laundering and terror financing. Pakistani officials attending a meeting in Paris 68

20 June, 2018 11:12 AM Taliban strikes Afghan army checkpoints, killing 30 troops

The Taliban had observed a cease-fire over Eid al-Fitr last weekend but rejected the government’s request for an extension. Taliban fighters have killed at least 30 Afghan soldiers in an attack on two checkpoints in western Badghis province, a provincial official said. Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the provincial council in Badghis, said the fighters first 44

14 June, 2018 6:54 AM Dhawan is first Indian to score century before lunch

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan on Thursday became the first Indian opener to have scored a century before lunch on the first day of the one-off test against Afghanistan in Bengaluru. The first batsman to do so was Australia’s V.T. Trumper against England in 1902. The other four batsmen are Australia’s C.G. Macartney, Don Bradman, David Warner and Pakistan’s 17

13 June, 2018 11:37 AM Abdullah Abdullah to be chief guest at Test debut of Afghanistan cricket team

Chief Executive of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah will be Kabul’s representative on Thursday to witness his country’s Test debut in Bengaluru against India. Official sources said the cricket event marks a successful culmination of India’s sports diplomacy with Afghanistan which began after the fall of Taliban in 2001. “This is the first Test match 31

12 June, 2018 6:24 PM We will negotiate only with Taliban: Afghan official

There are no good or bad terrorists and the international community should work together to remove terror infrastructure, said Dr. Arian Sharifi, Director of National Threat Assessment, National Security Council of Afghanistan. India too has been advocating a similar approach on terrorism while the international community tried to bring the “good Taliban 192

10 June, 2018 8:24 AM India, Uzbekistan to route their trade though Chabahar

Part of New Delhi’s growing engagement with resource-rich Central Asia. India and Uzbekistan are set to route their trade through the Iranian port of Chabahar as part of New Delhi’s growing engagement with resource-rich Central Asia. Briefing the media on Saturday, Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale said that during talks between Prime Minister Narendra 73

8 June, 2018 4:22 PM U.S. to intensify anti-IS operations during truce period with Taliban

Comes during a temporary, unconditional ceasefire between the Ghani regime and the militants. The U.S. intends to step up military operations against Islamic State (IS) in eastern Afghanistan during a temporary ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban, senior U.S. officials said on Friday. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced 64