China has voiced grave concern at the escalation of the conflict in Afghanistan, urging all warring sides to start talks on defusing the situation.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson condemned Friday’s attack on a base of the Afghan National Army (ANA) on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif, capital of the northern Balkh province.

Pakistani militia forces cutting Paktika forest

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 03:27 Written by

Pakistani militia forces have started cutting down pine-nut forests in Barmal district of southeastern Paktika province, residents of the district said on Monday.

Waziri tribal council head in the district, Qudratullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Pakistani paramilitary forces had started cutting the trees in Khidar Mountain area.

Tens of youth in southern Kandahar province on have organized a ceremony in remembrance of more than a hundred soldiers martyred in northern Balkh province. The Holy Quran was recited and candles lit.

   The Afghan authorities have made heady in their fight against corruption although enormous changes remains, according to a new UN report.

Afghan President meets Australian PM

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 03:20 Written by

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has met with visiting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on bilateral relations, the Afghan Presidential Palace said Tuesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

Several deadly attacks targeting Afghan National Defense and Security Force (ANDSF) have occurred over the last six months, during which their causality toll has also unprecedentedly soared on the battlefield. 

The Protection and Stability Council (PSC), an opposition coalition, and some sources claim that the National Unity Government (NUG) doesn’t have the will to conduct presidential election, with its leaders seeking to extend their term. 

U.S Secretary of Defense James Mattis made a surprise visit to Kabul on Monday where he met with high-ranking officials including U.S-led Resolute Support commander Gen. John Nicholson.

Torture and mistreatment of detainees by Afghan security forces is as widespread as ever, according to a U.N. report released on Monday, despite promises by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and new laws enacted by the government.

At least 39 percent of the conflict-related detainees interviewed by U.N. investigators "gave credible and reliable accounts" of being tortured or experiencing other mistreatment at the hands of Afghan police, intelligence, or military personnel while in custody.

That compares with 35 percent of interviewees who reported such ill treatment in the last U.N. report, released in 2015.

In response to allegations in the past, the Afghan government has acknowledged that some problems could be caused by individuals but not as any national policy.

The National Security Adviser General Hertbert Raymond McMaster has said the Afghan government and nation are not alone in the fight against terrorism as he reaffirmed continued support of Washington to Afghanistan.