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Kabul, Afghanistan - A national summit of Afghan businesswomen has been launched in Kabul with support from USAID's Promote: Women in the Economy ... The summit brought together more than 150 women-owned or managed Afghan businesses, government officials, interest groups, and industry ...
by Jawid Omid, Farid Behbud. HERAT, Afghanistan, April 18 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan government is determined to save the rich, historical sites and cultural facilities in the insurgency-hit country, an official told Xinhua during a recent interview. The western Herat province with Herat city as its capital, 640 km ...

KHYBER AGENCY - To discuss matters of mutual interests, flag meeting of Pakistani and Afghan officials was held at Torkham on Wednesday. According to ... The forces official while confirming the incident said that the IED had been installed near the house of a retired soldier of Mohmand Rifle. As a result ...
Officials in Afghanistan say a top regional security commander and several of his bodyguards were killed in a bombing attack in southern Afghanistan early Wednesday. Afghan officials identified the slain man as Janan Mama, who was heading the Crisis Response Unit for the border police force in ...
An Afghan official says at least six civilians were shot and killed by gunmen in western Ghor province. Iqbal Nezami, spokesman for ... The victims were all ethnic Hazaras, a Shiite minority in Afghanistan that is frequently targeted by Sunni extremists in different parts of the country. Nezami says the Hazaras ...
Officials in Afghanistan say cross-border shelling by Pakistan has killed at least one civilian in the eastern province of Kunar. A provincial government spokesman told VOA Pakistani forces in the past 24 hours have fired hundreds of artillery shells on two Afghan border districts of Sarkano and Dangam.

Pakistan's prime minister arrived in Afghanistan on Friday for a day-long visit many see as an effort to ease strained relations between the two ... top Pakistani officials on the trip, his first to Kabul since becoming prime minister last year, is to hold meetings with a string of Afghan officials, according to Ghani's ...
In Islamabad, Ambassador Wells met with Minister of Interior Ahsan Iqbal, SAFRON Minister LTG (ret) Abdul Qadir Baloch, Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Miftah Ismail, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, National Security Advisor Nasser Janjua, and UN High ...
The US years-long presence in Afghanistan has failed to normalize the situation in that country, Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei ... Ministry has brought together delegations from 95 countries, including 30 defense ministers, 15 chiefs of General Staff and deputy defense ministers, and also ...
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — A day after Afghan security forces killed or wounded more than 100 people in the bombing of a religious seminary where they ... Officials would not publicly say how many of those were civilians, but one senior security official said that about 35 percent of the dead were civilians ...
However Reuters reported a local police official, Abdul Hameed Hameedi, as saying 15 were killed and 10 wounded. The strike targeted a gathering of Taliban fighters preparing for an operation. A representative from the Taliban leadership council based in the Pakistani city of Quetta was visiting at the ...
KABUL -- An Afghan official says an airstrike on a Taliban training camp in northern Afghanistan killed at least 20 insurgents and wounded many more on Monday, while the Taliban said the airstrike hit a religious school during a graduation ceremony, killing dozens of civilians. It was not immediately ...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least five civilians and 35 insurgents have been killed in an airstrike by Afghan forces in northern Kunduz province. Nematullah Temori, spokesman for the provincial governor in Kunduz, said Tuesday that 55 civilians were wounded in the attack a day ...
Afghan authorities confirmed on April 1 that parliamentary and district council elections are set for Oct. 20, Reuters reported. Now three years overdue, the elections have been repeatedly postponed, and President Ashraf Ghani is under pressure from Afghan voters and international partners to hold them.
Wells has been in Pakistan for almost a week, holding meetings with officials and members of the civil society. "The Chief of the Army Staff reiterated that Pakistan is committed to peace and stability in the region, particularly in Afghanistan through a national approach," a statement from the army's media ...
An Afghan official says an airstrike on a Taliban training camp in northern Afghanistan killed at least 20 insurgents and wounded many more on Monday, while the Taliban said the airstrike hit a religious school during a graduation ceremony, killing dozens of civilians. It was not immediately possible to ...
"We've had weapons brought to this headquarters and given to us by Afghan leaders and [they] said, this was given by the Russians to the Taliban," he said. ... Russian officials and politicians have even implied that the US and Nato support IS in Afghanistan; a charge the US vehemently denies and most ...

An Afghan official says an airstrike on a Taliban training camp in northern Afghanistan killed at least 20 insurgents and wounded many more on Monday, while the Taliban said the airstrike hit a religious school during a graduation ceremony, killing dozens of civilians. It was not immediately possible to ...
John Nicholson, commander of the US Forces in Afghanistan. “They have another segment of Islamic Movement Uzbekistan. And then there's probably 10 percent that's from a variety of sources around the world,” he said on March 22 in a statement, which also confirmed that the Afghan Special Security ...
Kabul (CNN) A suicide bomber killed 29 people Wednesday in Kabul, the latest in a string of attacks to rock the Afghan capital since the start of the year. ... The US Ambassador to Afghanistan, John R. Bass, condemned the attack as "shameful" on his official Twitter account and said the United States was ...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The body of a U.N. driver who was abducted together with a female U.N. employee and her child was found in Kabul on Friday, in the same location where the three Afghans were abducted two months ago, the city's police chief said. According to the police chief, Dawood Amin, ...
There was no information on the whereabouts or condition of the Afghan woman and her child, he added. The United Nations in Kabul did not immediately reply to email requests for information. No militant group claimed the abduction and the police have had no information as to who might have carried it ...
JAJALABAD, Afghanistan March 8 (Xinhua) -- At least five Taliban militants, including their local commander, were killed and three others wounded during the operation conducted by Afghan intelligence special forces in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, a local official said. "Special Operations ...
Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif says Pakistan's relations with Gulf states, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran and Russia are growing day by day, reported Radio Pakistan. Talking to a private news channel, he said ties with Afghanistan are also improving. However, he said, the whole region is facing ...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Authorities in Afghanistan say an attack on a district police headquarters in Kandahar province killed one police officer and wounded five. Provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq said the attack on Wednesday night in Spin Boldak district involved a bomber setting off an ...
Israeli Minister in U.S.: Palestinians Had Their Chance in Gaza, but They Turned It Into Afghanistan ... NEW YORK – Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett told a small gathering of U.S. Jewish students on Tuesday that the two-state solution is a terrible idea and “we're done with that.” Attending a ...
A group of 70 Taliban are ready to join the peace process, Afghan officials said on Sunday. Afghan's Herat provincial council chairman ... These included securing employment on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. “The armed group said they will join the peace ...
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: A German national has been arrested with the Taliban in Afghanistan's insurgency-racked Helmand province, officials told AFP ... Photographs taken by the Afghan military show a man who looks to be in his 40s with a long reddish-brown beard speckled with grey, and wearing a ...
Taliban attacks overnight in Afghanistan killed at least 13 policemen and wounded several others, officials said Friday. In western Herat province, 10 policemen were killed and four were wounded in Shindand district where fighting with the insurgents lasted for hours. The district governor, Shukrullah ...
An Afghan official says that at least four young children have been killed after a rocket fired by an insurgent hit their house in southern Helmand province. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in Helmand, said Saturday that another child was wounded in late Friday night's attack in Nad Ali ...
KABUL: Afghan officials on Friday rejected regional concerns that Daesh has a strong presence in Afghanistan, adding the network could in no way be a ... The emergence of Daesh in late 2014 in Afghanistan, despite the large and long presence of US-led troops fighting Taliban militants in the country ...
China is now backtracking and denying that it wants to build a military base in Badakhshan, even though Afghan officials have come out and said that is ... with one security official expressing concern that “Chinese Uighurs among the terrorists' ranks can cross into Chinese territory through Afghanistan.”.
Pakistan is building a fence along its border with Afghanistan, and it wants Donald Trump to pay for it – or at least some of it. ... “the prolonged agony” of the Afghan war and reduce terrorism inside Pakistan, said Nasir Khan Janjua, the national security adviser to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the prime minister.
The senior US official met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar, ... Peace Council Chairman Karim Khalili, Secretary General of the High Peace Council Akram Khapalwak, and Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Karzai.
Attacks blamed on the Taliban in northern and western Afghanistan killed at least 10 members of the country's security forces, officials said Thursday, while a land mine explosion in western Herat province killed two children. In western Farah province, police commander Abdul Razaq Alkhani said a Taliban ...
Afghan officials are reportedly carrying out at least two tracks of talks with the Taliban - one between Afghanistan's intelligence chief Masoom Stanikzai and ... “Peace is the demand of all of Afghanistan's people and government, and it is also one of government's goals and this has always been said at press ...
FILE - In this May 27, 2016 file photo, Taliban fighters react to a speech by their senior leader in the Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan. Despite US President Donald Trump's pronouncement that there would be no talks with the Taliban following a series of deadly attacks in Kabul, officials say ...
... of 10 — died in an airstrike, not by being caught in the crossfire. The Afghan official, Arif Noor, said on Thursday that the government is investigating. But Noor also stressed that the attack occurred in a remote area where the Taliban are strong and that it's dangerous for government officials to travel there.
FILE - In this Saturday Jan. 27, 2018 file photo, an injured man arrives at a hospital following a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. A joint U.S. and Afghan air raid this week targeting the Islamic State group in Afghanistan killed 25 militants, including a Chinese and three Uzbek militants, a provincial police ...
KABUL (AFP) - Worried about militants sneaking into a restive Chinese region from war-torn Afghanistan, Beijing is in talks with Kabul over the construction of a military base, Afghan officials say, as it seeks to shore up its fragile neighbour. The army camp will be built in Afghanistan's remote and ...
Top Afghan security officials have made a surprise visit to Pakistan, to discuss mutual cooperation with civilian and military leaders following a series of deadly Taliban and other militant attacks in Afghanistan. The visit Wednesday took place hours after U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan urged ...
The top US official met Afghan officials to discuss joint efforts to achieve the objectives of the US South Asia strategy and set the conditions for a ... met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, Acting Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, and other government leaders.
“This is a concept that got accelerated for Afghanistan, and it has been quite a process,” a senior military official said of the plan to send the U.S. Army's ... Senior administration officials said that the president has been known to affect an Indian accent and imitate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who in ...
Naheed Sorabi, Afghanistan's deputy finance minister, said at the ceremony: “The Executive Master's Program in Economic Policy will help build a strong foundation in economic analysis and management skills for Afghan civil servants who are working as policy analysts and implementing Afghanistan's ...
Afghan security officials confirmed that 34 provincial officials were at the hotel for a conference organized by the Telecommunication Ministry. Afghan officials said that also among the dead was a telecommunications official from Farah province in western Afghanistan; Waheed Poyan, the newly appointed ...
Afghan official says standoff at Intercontinental Hotel over with all attackers killed, Taliban claim attack. By The Associated Press. KABUL, Afghanistan — Jan 21, 2018, 3:59 AM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. Afghan official says standoff at Intercontinental Hotel over with all attackers killed, Taliban claim attack.
"Shocked by the tragic news from Afghanistan," Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a statement. "Ukrainian citizens, employees of the Ukrainian airline, fell victims of the terrorist attack in Kabul." Poroshenko expressed his condolences to the families of the victims. Pavlo Klimin, Ukraine's minister ...
At least four gunmen have launched an attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say. Special forces killed two of the attackers, an interior ministry spokesman said, and are trying to get to the others. The gunmen stormed the hotel on Saturday evening, shooting at guests and detonating ...
Afghan official says at least 5 civilians dead, 6 wounded as hotel attack enters 11th hour Sunday morning. By The Associated Press. KABUL, Afghanistan — Jan 20, 2018, 11:22 PM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. Afghan official says at least 5 civilians dead, 6 wounded as hotel attack enters 11th hour Sunday ...
A group of three or four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday and were exchanging fire with security forces, an interior ministry spokesman said. Details of the attack, including information on any casualties, were unclear but the attackers appeared to have ...


 

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