UNAMA welcomes talks teams return to Doha for peace negotiations

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has welcomed the peace negotiators return to Doha for the resumption of talks between the government and the Taliban teams. In a statement issued on Tu

Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Jan. 6

WASHINGTON -- The control of the U.S. Senate in the new Congress remains unclear Wednesday midnight after two neck-and-neck runoff races in the southeastern state of Georgia. With at least 9

Afghanistan reports 102 new COVID-19 cases

KABUL, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- A total of 102 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the past 24 hours in Afghanistan, bringing the country's total tally to 53,207, said a statement of...

NDS chief claims Taliban has reneged on its accord with US

Ahmad Zia Saraj, head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS), told a Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) session on Monday that the Taliban has not cut its ties with foreign terrorists nor

Freed Taliban prisoner killed on battlefield- governor's media office

Nine Taliban insurgents, including a recently released prisoner, died in an airstrike in Batikot district of eastern Nangarhar province, the governors media office said. According to the office, a Tal

Ghani reassures ANDSF of 'no compromise'

President Ashraf Ghani said on Monday at an event at the Ministry of Defense that there will be no compromise on Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) as long as he is alive....

Khalilzad meets with Pakistan's army chief to discuss security

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad met with Pakistans Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Islamabad on Monday to discuss issues around regional security. According

Militant attack kills 2 Afghan policemen in eastern Kunar province

ASADABAD, Afghanistan, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Two policemen have been confirmed dead as the Taliban insurgents stormed a checkpoint in Sarkano district of Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province on Tuesda

US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan, pawn for Pak

New York , January 6 (ANI): The cutting of US troops from Afghanistan by the outgoing President Donald Trump's administration further rewards the Pakistani military's nurturing of extremist groups

Pashtun rights movement demands the release of Said Alam

Washington , January 6 (ANI): The Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) has demanded the release of Said Alam Mahsud and other PTM activists who have been detained by Pakistani authorities and withdrawal