Salang Highway shuts after heavy snowfall

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 03:37

 The busy Salang Highway, linking Kabul with northern part of the country, has been blocked for traffic as a result of heavy snowfall, an official said on Monday.

Former Jihadi leader and head of the Council of Protection and Stability of Afghanistan Abdul Rab Rasoul Sayyaf is in Saudi Arabia where he is scheduled to hold talks with officials. 

Afghans have to sit down and talk with the Taliban, Pakistan's prime minister has said.

Concerned about Russia’s growing tactical nuclear weapons, the United States will expand its nuclear capabilities, a policy document released on Friday said, a move some critics say could increase the risk of miscalculation between the two countries.

Al Jazeera obtained excerpts from the confidential report by the UN Office on Children and Armed Conflict, which was sent to the UN Security Council on January 19.

Three massive attacks in the high-security areas of capital Kabul in a week devastating hundreds of Afghan families underscore repeated failures of the country’s security apparatus, particularly intelligence services.

Afghan startup opens doors to online trading

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 03:44

A newly established financial services provider has provided opportunities for Afghan investors and youths to play world stock markets and start up online businesses. 

A security source told TOLOnews on condition of anonymity on Monday that the heavily-armed insurgents who stormed the Intercontinental Hotel, with a vehicle full of explosives, managed to access the facility without being searched at the main gate. 

Images released in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Intercontinental Hotel in capital Kabul clearly show the assailants had smuggled enough weapons and ammunition into the hotel. According to eyewitnesses, the attackers also had petrol or some kind of inflammable substance to set fire to the hotel, and that was why a large part of it has been burnt. One of the eyewitnesses even claimed Afghan forces had not entered the building till 4:30am, almost eight hours after the onslaught began at around 8:30 Saturday evening. Though it is a claim, there is a need to seriously investigate the nature, casualties and timing of the raid. 

The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani urged to step up fight against the terrorist groups without any distinction and in line with the consensus achieved during the visit of the United Nations Security Council members in Kabul.

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