Despite receiving approval to move to the United States, a five-member Afghan family was detained for more than two days after landing at the Los Angeles International Airport, an American newspaper reported on Sunday.

Though fighting did not deescalate this winter, the fear of expansion of clashes in the spring is on the rise. With the spring just days ahead, the Taliban have already intensified their attacks, and the recent incidents of violence in Kabul, Laghman and Baghlan provinces are the examples of the escalation. 

Ghani, McMaster discuss Afghan security

Sunday, 05 March 2017 03:42 Written by

President Ashraf Ghani discussed Afghanistan and regional security, counter terrorism and parliamentary elections with HR McMaster, the Unites States National Security Advisor, the Presidential Palace said in a statement on Saturday.

Frogh replaced Abdul Rahman Rahimi who was shifted to command police of eastern Nangarhar province. Rahimi served in the post for over two years.

Teachers kidnapped by IS freed

Sunday, 05 March 2017 03:42 Written by

Fourteen people mostly teachers have been released nearly seven weeks after they were kidnapped by Islamic State group in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, officials said Saturday.

At least nine civilians have been killed and over 20 wounded in airstrikes in the Balaboluk district of western Farah province, hospital sources said on Saturday.

Dr. Abdul Hakim Rasouli, the civil hospital director, said nine bodies and 20 injured people, including women, had been evacuated to the hospital.

Belgium to deport illegal Afghan migrants

Sunday, 05 March 2017 03:37 Written by

The Belgium government has said that as a member of the Europian Union, it will implement its agreement with the Afghan government on voluntary return of illegal Afghan immigrants or will deport them.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the 16th legislative term’s first “concessionary year” last year, President Ashraf Ghani promised he would appear at the National Assembly  next year with a lot of achievements; however, that year is over now, and he is due to open the second concessionary year of Parliament without any considerable accomplishments on Monday. 

A number of Taliban fighters have proposed the governor of Kunduz province to jointly suppress the Islamic State (IS)-Daesh group, the governor said.

Kunar elders demand end to Pakistani shelling

Saturday, 04 March 2017 03:30 Written by

Hundreds of tribal elders at a gathering held on Thursday in eastern Kunar province urged Pakistan to stop firing rockets into the province.