9 killed, 40 injured in cross-border firing by Afghan forces

9 killed, 40 injured in cross-border firing by Afghan forces

ISLAMABAD: Afghan forces on Friday opened fire on Pakistani security personnel in the restive Balochistan province, killing at least nine persons, including a woman, and injuring 40 others, officials said. The Afghan troops started shelling in Kali Luqman and Kali Jahangir area of Chaman district. Security officials said that the purpose was to target two […]

Afghans want to have better ties with Pakistan: NA speaker

Afghans want to have better ties with Pakistan: NA speaker

ISLAMABAD: The Afghan leadership and the people of the war-torn nation want better relations with Pakistan, said a member of a Pakistani parliamentary delegation after returning from the neighbouring country. The 15-member delegation of all parties in both houses of Parliament paid a two-day visit to Afghanistan and met with top leaders, including President Ashraf […]

US drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ targeting ISIS in Afghanistan

US drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ targeting ISIS in Afghanistan

Trump hails US military strike that killed 36 militants WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has hailed the US military’s “very, very successful” strike on an ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat which killed 36 militants and destroyed their mountain hideouts near the Pakistan border. In another dramatic show […]

China, Russia, Pak joining hands on Afghan problem: Report

China, Russia, Pak joining hands on Afghan problem: Report

ISLAMABAD: China, Pakistan and Russia are inching closer to form an alliance to sta­bilise war-torn Afghanistan, where the three countries see the emergence of Islamic State terror group as a common threat, a media re­port on Monday said. The strategic calculation is changing after competing for well over two decades. Islama­bad and Moscow are all […]

Peaceful, stable Afghanistan is in Pak’s interest: Aziz

Peaceful, stable Afghanistan is in Pak’s interest: Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday said a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was in its interest and underlined the role of the media in “restoring trust” between the two neighbours. Pakistan’s Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said media could play a key role in improving the frayed ties with Afghanistan. “The Adviser […]

Afghanistan used as launch pad against Pakistan: Geelani

Afghanistan used as launch pad against Pakistan: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Expressing deep concern over the growing “cross-border terrorist attacks” in Pakistan, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday accused the neighbouring countries of harbouring fighters to destabilise the country. “It is very strange that Afghanistan is being used as a launching pad to accomplish their evil designs,” Geelani said in a statement […]

China hosts Afghan Taliban delegation

China hosts Afghan Taliban delegation

ISLAMABAD: China hosted a delegation of top Afghan Taliban leaders recently as part of its efforts to encourage the militant group to join the peace process in the war-torn Afghanistan, a media report said on Tuesday. The five-member delegation led by Afghan Taliban’s Qatar office chief Sher Abbas Stanikazai included Maulvi Shahabuddin Dilawar, Jan Muhammad […]

Pak police arrests 300 suspects in Lahore bombing

Pak police arrests 300 suspects in Lahore bombing

Lahore: Over 300 people, mostly Afghans, have been arrested in Pakistan’s Punjab province as part of heightened security measures following a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine that killed 88 worshippers. “More than 350 suspects have been taken into custody mostly Afghans since the Lahore blast last Monday on the Mall Road,” Punjab police spokesman […]

5 UAE officials among 56 killed in Afghanistan bombings

5 UAE officials among 56 killed in Afghanistan bombings

Kandahar: Five UAE officials were among 56 people killed in a string of bombings across Afghan cities, authorities said Wednesday. The Emiratis were among 13 people killed when explosives hidden in a sofa detonated inside the governor’s compound in southern Kandahar yesterday, while the UAE’s ambassador to Afghanistan escaped the attack with injuries. Just hours […]