Strained US-Iran ties aggravating Afghan problem

Monday, 16 October 2017 03:22 Written by

International relation experts say rise in tension between the United States and Iran has negative impact on the current situation in Afghanistan, urging the National Unity Government (NUG) to maintain a balance in its relation with the world, where Afghanistan does not turn into a ground for confrontation of super powers. 

Former hostage Joshua Boyle said upon arriving back in Canada that the Haqqani network in Afghanistan had killed his infant daughter and raped his wife during the years they were held in captivity.

President Ghani encircled by thieves: Hameedzai

Sunday, 15 October 2017 03:34 Written by

The National Unity Government (NUG) has failed in all realms of governance and President Ghani has been encircled by thieves and spies, a number of lawmakers complained. 

Taliban kill 5 brothers in Herat

Sunday, 15 October 2017 03:33 Written by

Taliban militants have killed five brothers, all civilians in western Herat province, an official said on Saturday.

Mirza Olang valley again falls to Taliban

Sunday, 15 October 2017 03:33 Written by

Taliban militants once again captured Mirzawlang valley in northern Sar-i-Pul province after a clash with security forces on Thursday night, a public representative said Friday.

Turkmenistan and Afghanistan at the intergovernmental level discussed the preparation and holding of the 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA VII), which will be held in Ashgabat on November 14-15, 2017, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a message Oct. 14.

The government’s fear of convening the Loya Jirga (grand assembly) to explore ways to put an end to country’s current snags is unnecessary, tribal elders and influential political figures say, believing that such assembly of public representatives can provide opportunity for the government to impel foreigners to heed its calls for resolving the current crisis. 

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said the cost of walking away from Afghanistan would be much higher than the cost of staying in the country.

Takhar residents being bullied to pay Taliban

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 03:29 Written by

The Taliban are allegedly forcing residents of three districts of northern Takhar province into paying them money. The militant movement, however, rejects the claim as groundless.

Afghan Border Police (ABP) has no helicopters to transfer logistic and food items to the check-posts in mountainous areas, an official said on Tuesday.