ISIS expands activities to seven Afghan provinces: UN

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 03:26 Written by

Afghanistan’s branch of the Islamic State terrorist group has expanded its extremist activities to the country’s seven provinces, as opposed to only one province last year, a United Nations report revealed Monday.

U.S. to send 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 03:25 Written by

The United States will send in more than 3,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, the US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.

Ghani speaks at Global Hope Coalition event in NY

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 03:25 Written by

President Ashraf Ghani says hate creates divisions among peoples while hope removes distance, stressing the need for efforts to promote amenity.

AAF gets first batch of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 03:25 Written by

The first UH-60s Black Hawks for the Afghan Air Force (AAF) arrived in Kandahar airport on Monday, Resolute Support confirmed in a tweet Monday evening. 

Resolute Support said the new Black Hawks will increase the Afghan Air Force capability and sustainability.

3 security posts, bazaar fall to Taliban in Faryab

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 03:21 Written by

Local officials confirmed on Tuesday the fall of three security posts and a bazaar of Kohistan district of northwestern Faryab province to the Taliban.

The dilapidated Kabul-Kandahar Highway has created a lot of problems for residents of southern provinces and passengers. As a major infrastructure project built after the collapse of the Taliban regime, many parts of the road, including the bridges and culverts, have fallen into disrepair due to fighting and lack of regular maintenance. Drivers complain travel time has also increased by several hours compared to past. 

Paktika Reserve Battalion personnel warn of quitting

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 02:49 Written by

The Reserve Battalion personnel in southeastern Paktika province have accused security bosses of handing over Gomal district to the Taliban and treating them unfairly.

Iran to forcibly deport Afghan lake document

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 02:48 Written by

Iran will forcibly deport Afghan refugees who do not have identity documents, the Iranian officials said.

3,000 Afghans commit suicide annually

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 02:48 Written by

Around 3,000 people commit suicide in Afghanistan every year, officials said Monday.

Pakistan's prime minister has admitted that the deadly truck bomb which killed 150 people in Afghan capital Kabul in May was carried out by Pakistan-based militants.