Taliban forces in Afghanistan plan to extend their control of provinces in which they already have a heavy presence in the upcoming spring offensive, a spokesman told dpa news agency in an interview.
Afghanistan today sacked 12 army officers including two generals for negligence over an insurgent attack on the country's largest military hospital, which pointed to a spectacular intelligence failure.
Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has pledged ongoing support for Afghanistan and signed a 320 million Australian dollar ($240 million USD) development agreement with President Ashraf Ghani in Canberra.
During last solar year some 65,000 and in the year before 250,000 Afghans, a great number of whom were youths, have fled the country, with each person taking at least 10,000 US dollar with them.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah has reviewed the security situation in central Uruzgan province during an extra ordinary meeting and ordered policemen salaries to be paid till tomorrow, said a statement from the CEO office on Monday.
India has promised to provide technical assistance to Afghanistan to build a research and training center for the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Kabul, said Musafir Qoqandi, spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI).
Former U.S. envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Zalmai Khalilzad has warned that the Islamic State (IS) activities might spread to Afghanistan after the group's defeat in Iraq and Syria.
A top intelligence official in eastern Paktika province has been killed in ambush of the Taliban insurgents, local officials said Monday.