Tripartite meeting focuses on intel cooperation

Saturday, 04 March 2017 03:29 Written by

 Afghan, NATO and Pakistani military officials met in Kabul and discussed security along Afghan-Pak border, countering roadside bombs and sharing intelligence.

The current situation in Afghanistan cannot be resolved by military means, Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani told Sputnik on Friday, adding that Kabul welcomed all possible efforts to promote the peace process.

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) recaptured the control of the strategic Tala Barfak district from the Taliban insurgents.

US President Donald Trump should urgently dedicate resources to address the security situation in Afghanistan, Senator John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement on Thursday.

Leaders from the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) on Wednesday adopted the Islamabad Declaration and the ECO Vision 2025, reiterating their political will and strong commitment to realising the bloc’s aims and objectives.

Warimach appointed as Chief Electoral Officer

Friday, 03 March 2017 03:08 Written by

Imam Mohammad Warimach has been appointed as the Chief Electoral Officer of the Afghanistan Independent Election Commission (IEC) by the government of national unity.

Successful military offensives conducted by Afghan security forces backed by US air support against the Islamic State (IS) group in Afghanistan during the past year brought down the number of its militants to about 700, US military in Afghanistan has said.

The casualties toll from coordinated suicide attacks in capital Kabul has climbed to at least 22 dead while nearly 120 others have sustained injuries.

President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday endorsed draft amendments to Article 6 of the controversial Population Registration Act, allowing the mention of words “Afghan” and “tribe” in computerized identity cards.

India, China seek common ground on Afghanistan

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 03:31 Written by

Despite differences on a number of issues, including over the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), U.N. designation of Masood Azhar as a terrorist, and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, India and China began to look for a “common ground” on Afghanistan during Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar’s visit to Beijing last week, official sources told The Hindu.