Tag Archives: Afghanistan
Afghanistan Celebrates 98th Independence Day
Afghanistan on Saturday marked the 98th anniversary of its independence from British occupation. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday morning laid wreath at the Independence Minaret in the Defence Ministry compound, Tolo News reported. Ghani paid tributes to security forces who sacrificed..
UN Chief Says Surprise Visit To Afghanistan
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in the Afghanistan capital on a surprise visit on Wednesday, the UN office in the country said. "UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Kabul today and was welcomed by Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for..
China Hopes Pakistan, Afghanistan Uphold Peace
A day after Afghanistan said China wanted to broker peace between Kabul and Islamabad, Beijing hoped both countries would strengthen cooperation and uphold peace and stability in the region. "Through the honest support the Afghan peaceful process, we hope the relevant countries can strengthen coo..
Three US Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan: Pentagon
The US Defence Department confirmed on Saturday that three US soldiers were killed and another wounded in eastern Afghanistan. The Pentagon announced the casualties in a briefing statement that did not detail the incident, Xinhua reporetd. "The incident is under investigation, said the stateme..
Afghanistan Declares Day Of Mourning
The Afghanistan government declared Saturday as a national day of mourning to honour victims of recent terror attacks, the Presidential Palace said in a statement. Scores of people mostly civilians were killed and injured following a string of attacks in capital Kabul, Herat and Khost provinces, ..
Haqqani Network Blamed For Bombing Has Moved To Afghanistan, Claims Envoy
Pakistan's envoy to the US has said the Haqqani network, blamed for Wednesday's massive bombing in Kabul, has moved to Afghanistan and Afghan officials should focus on tackling the militants within their territory instead of blaming Pakistan. Aizaz Chaudhary, in an interview to the Washington Tim..
1 Killed In Afghan Car Bombing Near Airport
One person was killed and five others were injured on Thursday after a car bomb went off outside the airport in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, police said. Thursday's incident comes a day after a truck packed with explosives blew up in Kabul's diplomatic zone killing 80 people and injuring over 30..
80 Killed, Hundreds Wounded In Kabul Suicide Attack
A water tanker loaded with explosives blew up amid a deafening roar near the German Embassy here on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people, wounding around 350 and causing widespread destruction, authorities said. The massive explosion, which occurred at 8.22 a.m. during rush hour traffic in downt..
Pakistan Fears Indian Influence In Afghanistan: US Spy Chiefs
The US intelligence community has informed Congress that Pakistan does not want heavy Indian influence in Afghanistan and will likely turn to China to offset New Delhi's sway in Kabul, the media reported on Monday. During a recent hearing on Afghanistan at the Senate Armed Services Committee, US ..
Australia To Deploy More Troops In Afghanistan
Canberra: Australia will deploy more troops in Afghanistan to conduct advisory and training missions to the Afghan security forces following a request from NATO, Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Monday. "Given the centrality of Afghanistan in the global fight against terrorism, an enhanced A..