Besieged Paktika residents at risk of famine

Saturday, 11 March 2017 03:34 Written by

The residents of three districts in southeastern Paktika province say they have run out of food items because militants have blocked roads to the towns.

The residents of Wormami, Terwa and Waza Khwa districts said they faced high security threats and the shortage of food items.

A high level government delegation comprised of Presidential Palace and some ministries representatives have traveled to central Kapisa province to investigate the illegal excavation of natural resources, an official said on Friday.

Making a case of increasing American footprint in Afghanistan, a top American General on Thursday told lawmakers that current presence of 8,400 US troops in this country is falling short of a few thousand personnel.

Pakistan shuts Torkham, Chaman crossings again

Thursday, 09 March 2017 18:57 Written by

Pakistan has closed again the Torkham and Chaman crossings with Afghanistan, which were kept open for two days on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Attack on Afghan hospital a war crime: HRW

Thursday, 09 March 2017 18:57 Written by

The attack on a military hospital in Kabul is a war crime, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement late Wednesday.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Thursday claimed progress made during investigations to the Wednesday deadliest terrorist attack on military hospital in capital Kabul.

Former water and energy minister Ismail Khan on Wednesday claimed Turkmenistan had relations with the Taliban and was supplying weapons to the group.

 The current security situation in Afghanistan is far worse than it was in 2009, National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar has acknowledged.

Security beefed up for Nawroz festival in Balkh

Thursday, 09 March 2017 18:51 Written by

Special security measures have been put in place for celebrating the upcoming new solar year and the traditional flag-hoisting ceremony in northern Balkh province, local officials said on Thursday.

The Taliban militant group on Wednesday abducted three workers of a private road construction company in western Farah province of Afghanistan, officials said.