Syed Zafar Mehdi
Abdul Saney Amanpoor
Since the change of guard in Kabul in September last year, Afghanistan and Pakistan have made concerted efforts to bury the hatchet and improve bilateral ties.
The U.S. government has lauded India’s constructive role in Afghanistan and asked China to follow the Indian model of engagement and developmental efforts in the strife-torn country.
At least 22 militiamen loyal to first vice president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum were reportedly killed in an ambush by the Taliban insurgents in northern Faryab province on Friday.
At least 110 Taliban insurgents were killed in the ongoing military operation in Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province on Friday.
President Ashraf Ghani chaired the National Security Council (NSC) meeting at the presidential palace in Kabul on Wednesday.
Taliban insurgents have over-run Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province following intense clashes with Afghan security forces over the past few days.
The U.S. Department of State has designated Abdul Aziz Haqqani, a senior member of the Haqqani Network, as a ‘specially designated global terrorist’ (SGBT).
The struggle for power continues in the Taliban group as some dissidents have out-rightly refused to pledge allegiance to the newly-appointed supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour.
Some unidentified gunmen wearing Afghan military uniform allegedly killed two NATO soldiers at a foreign military base in southern Helmand province on Wednesday.
The top leader of Islamic State (IS) affiliated militant group Jundullah was killed in an air strike in northern Kunduz province on Monday, Afghan intelligence agency said.