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Washington, Feb 16 The upcoming Kabul Process will serve as a platform for the international community to support Afghanistan in achieving peace and reconciliation, the Trump Administration has said. The Kabul Process, which was first held in 2017, is an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process ...
(Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Friday visited the eastern gate of the capital Kabul and assessed problems, resources and capacity of the entry point. A statement from the Presidential Palace received by Pajhwok Afghan News, said the president visited many parts including the operations of vehicle ...

Kabul residents said the move has created heavy traffic in parts of the city. At least 100 check points have been established in downtown Kabul roads in past two weeks based on the new security plan. "These T-walls and barriers have created problems for the people. We have to walk few kilometers every ...
Kabul, Afghanistan -- An annual United Nations report released on Thursday offered a stark assessment of the 16-year Afghan war, showing a slight decline in civilian casualties from an all-time high but a rise in complex bombing attacks that have taken a heavy toll in the capital. The report said at least ...
The Taliban published an open letter to America Wednesday, calling on Washington to come to the negotiating table so that both sides can end the war. But the U.S. military has said recent devastating attacks on civilians show the Taliban is not genuinely interested in peace, and analysts doubt it will lead ...
Much like every Afghan woman, 26-year-old Yurish Jawad is no stranger to street harassment, experiencing catcalling, mockery, and abuse during even a short walk on the streets of central Kabul. Except that Jawad isn't an Afghan woman. He's a hairstylist in the capital city of Afghanistan, and he wears his ...

The aim of the exhibition was to help market women's handicrafts and provide them with an opportunity to sell their goods. Thumbnail. An expo was held in Kabul on Tuesday by a group of Afghan women where they exhibited their handicrafts. The exhibition was held at the Afghanistan National Art Gallery ...
At least 173 guests were in their rooms on the night the Taliban stormed the building. The siege lasted 17 hours and resulted in the death of at least 43 people. The Intercontinental Hotel opened in 1969 and sits on a hill top overlooking the city. It has panoramic views of Kabul city, Bagh-e- bala 'Amir ...
The Afghan capital is hosting the regional military chiefs for a conference to discuss cooperation in the fight against terrorism. Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Daulat Waziri told RFE/RL that the chiefs of army staff of about 11-12 countries were attending the meeting, which he said was called by the ...
A major shakeup at the top level in the Afghan army amid a resilient Taliban revolt has caused shockwaves in the war-stricken country. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani directed the retirement of more than 160 Afghan National Army (ANA) generals last week. The Kabul government has labeled this ...
The Afghan government has approved a new security plan for the capital, Kabul, following a series of deadly militant attacks there. Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said on February 7 that the new plan will be implemented in the next two weeks. Rahimi said more than 100 streets leading into the ...
As deportations of Afghan assylum seekers from the West continue apace, the South Asian country's capital Kabul is fast turning into a death trap. In January alone, close to 150 people died in attacks in the city attributed to either the Taliban or local groups affiliated with ISIS. The hashtags #KabulBleeds ...
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says seven Afghan army officers, including two generals, have been dismissed for "professional negligence" during a recent deadly attack on a Kabul military base. Ghani announced the firings in a twitter message on February 6, saying that all seven officers had been ...
As Kabul ambulance driver Zemari Khan raced a bleeding patient to hospital on Thursday, he came to one of the city's latticework of checkpoints. A long line of vehicles had suddenly been waved through, but Khan was ordered to stop, hand over his ID and open the rear door so a police officer could check ...
"The level of fear struck in Kabul is much greater given they attacked in the supposedly protected city center," she said. "It shows their prowess and potency." This projection of power is not aimed only at foreigners and the government of President Ashraf Ghani, it is also directed at ISIS-linked groups that ...
Kabul, Afghanistan -- militants attacked an army unit near Afghanistan's main military university early Monday, killing at least 11 Afghan soldiers and wounding 16 others in what has been an intense period of violence in Kabul, the capital. Gen. Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, said ...
The Taliban detonated an ambulance packed with explosives in Kabul on Saturday, killing scores of people. It was the city's second deadly attack in a week. Another casualty: Afghanistan's main airline is struggling to survive after more than 50 foreign employees fled the country. The Trump Administration ...

Earlier, Kabul resident Mohammad Ehsan said the explosions began at around 5:00am (local time) and lasted for at least an hour. Smaller blasts at less frequent intervals could still be heard, he said. Australian troops train Afghan troops at the National army Officer Academy, which is part of the university ...
militants have attacked an army base near a military academy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 11 soldiers. Sixteen other Afghan soldiers were injured, a defence ministry spokesman told the BBC. Five militants were involved, said the spokesman. Four were killed in the attack but one was ...
The site reported "an immersive attack by the Islamic State fighters targeted the Military Academy in Kabul city." The Marshal Fahim National Defense University shares the site with two other military facilities, including a NATO base that houses instructors for the academy, according to spokesman Shah ...
Men carry the coffin of a relative who died in Saturday's suicide attack in Kabul. (Rahmat Gul / Associated Press). Afghan authorities have raised the death toll from Saturday's suicide bombing in Kabul to 103. The attacker drove an ambulance filled with explosives and was able to race through a security ...
A bomb placed in an ambulance set off a huge explosion on Saturday on a busy street in Kabul, Afghanistan, above, killing at least 95 people and injuring dozens of others. The Taliban claimed responsibility. And we were following the fighting in northern Syria, where Turkey attacked U.S.-backed Kurdish ...
(Kabul, Afghanistan) -- A suicide bomber driving an ambulance killed at least 95 people and wounded 158 more in an attack claimed by the Taliban in the Afghan capital Kabul, authorities said. The bombing Saturday came just a week after Taliban militants killed 22 at an international hotel in the city.
And last weekend, gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least 22 people during a 12-hour standoff with Afghan Security Forces. Six gunmen were killed. The Taliban also claimed responsibility for that assault. Saturday's bombing was not just another attack in the Afghan capital, CNN ...
Paris - The Eiffel Tower will cut its lights on Saturday night to commemorate those killed and wounded in a devastating ambulance bombing in Kabul, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on twitter. "Tonight at midnight the Eiffel Tower will go out in [homage] to the victims of the horrific attack that struck Kabul," ...
Last Saturday, six Taliban militants attacked Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, leaving 22 people dead, including 14 foreigners. Some 150 guests fled the gun battle and fire sparked by the assault by climbing down bedsheets tied to balconies. The U.S. state Department said multiple American citizens were ...
It comes a week after gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least 22 people during a 12-hour standoff with Afghan Security Forces. Six gunmen were killed. The Taliban also claimed responsibility for that assault. ISIS militants on Wednesday attacked the offices of British aid agency ...
An explosives-packed ambulance blew up in a crowded area of Kabul today, killing at least 63 people and wounding 151 others, officials said, in one of the biggest blasts to rock the war-torn city in recent years. The Taliban-claimed assault -- the second carried out by the militant group in the Afghan capital ...
A bomb hidden in an ambulance killed at least 40 people and wounded about 140 at a police checkpoint in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, in an area near foreign embassies and government buildings, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast, a week after it claimed an attack on ...
The Taliban used social media to claim responsibility for the attack, which comes exactly a week after its insurgents stormed Kabul's landmark Intercontinental hotel, killing at least 25 people, the majority foreigners. Photos shared on social media purportedly of the blast -- the deadliest in Kabul since a truck ...
Kabul, Afghanistan -- At least 63 people were killed and at least 151 others were injured when a bomb placed in an ambulance set off a huge explosion on a busy Kabul street on Saturday (Jan 27), Afghan officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came days after a 15-hour ...
A huge blast in a crowded area of Kabul left dozens of people wounded and shattered windows on Saturday, officials and witnesses said, in the latest apparent attack in the Afghan capital. The Italian NGO Emergency said more than 50 injured had been taken to its hospital in the city, with its coordinator ...
Kabul, Afghanistan -- The Taliban drove an ambulance packed with explosives into a crowded Kabul street on Saturday, setting off an enormous blast that killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others, adding to the grim toll of what has been one of the most violent stretches of the long war, Afghan ...
(WASHINGTON) -- The United States says four American citizens were killed and two others were wounded in the Taliban attack over the weekend on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the U.S. condemns the attack and offers ...
The slain included nine people from Ukraine and one person each from Greece, Germany and Kazakhstan, Kabul police Chief Salem Ehsas said. The nationalities of two people were not known yet, he said. Ten people were injured, including four civilians, he said. Afghan Security Forces went on every floor ...
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) Afghan special forces traded fire Sunday morning with the remaining gunmen who attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul ... "Security Alert for #Kabul, #Afghanistan: reports that extremist groups may be planning an attack against hotels in Kabul, such as the Hotel Baron near ...
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) Afghan special forces traded fire Sunday morning with the remaining gunmen who attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul ... "Security Alert for #Kabul, #Afghanistan: reports that extremist groups may be planning an attack against hotels in Kabul, such as the Hotel Baron near ...
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says that Afghanistan is getting closer to holding peace talks with the Taliban as a result of a new Afghan strategy put in place by the United States last year. The remarks by Ambassador Nikki Haley at the UN in New York on January 17 came amid reports that ...
President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday said that regional talks, Islamic talks and international peace talks will be held after the 2nd Kabul Process which is scheduled for next month. Speaking at the conclusion of a peace conference with civil society, youth and women in Kabul, Ghani said: "The war is not ...
"A rocket landed on the premises of our embassy in Kabul a while ago causing minor damage to a structure on the rear side of the embassy compound. No fire or casualties. Our Charge d'Affaires said that all Embassy employees are safe," the spokesperson said on the twitter handle of the Ministry.
A top level U.N. Security Council delegation that included U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley visited Kabul and met with the Afghan authorities, the government and the United Nations said Monday. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's office said he met with the U.N. team on Sunday and discussed Afghanistan's ...
Afghan officials say the country's president has issued pardons to 75 prisoners loyal to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a warlord who signed a peace deal with the Kabul government in 2016. The 75 pardoned convicts were released on January 11 from the Pul-e-Charkhi prison east of Kabul, prison press officer ...
Kabul: Middle-class Afghans turned jihadists have assisted the Islamic State group's expansion from its stronghold in Afghanistan's restive east to Kabul, analysts say, helping to make the capital one of the deadliest places in the country. IS has claimed nearly 20 attacks across Kabul in 18 months, with ...
Kabul - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today releases its preliminary findings in to the suicide attack in Kabul on 4 January that killed 13 civilians and injured an additional 19. The attack, claimed by Islamic State, took place in the evening when the bomber detonated his body-borne ...
However, the rates of gas is different in different parts of Kabul city. Haji Hassain, a firewood seller in Charahi Shaheed area of Kabul, said the price of 560 kilograms of peeled oak stood at 7,800afs and the same quantity of cedar 7,200afs. The price of rice increased but that of sugar, flour and ghee ...
During in an operation, NDS arrested a group of kidnappers in Kabul city PD13; two hostages were freed. Thumbnail. Four members of a group of kidnappers have been arrested in capital Kabul city, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement released on Saturday. According to the NDS statement, the ...
Kabul, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber working for the Islamic State attacked a market where shopkeepers were protesting against the police in Kabul late on Thursday, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than two dozen others, officials said. Nasrat Rahimi, a deputy spokesman for the Interior ...
AFP-JijiKabul (AFP-Jiji) -- A suicide attacker blew himself up near a crowd of police and protesters in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 25 others, officials said, in the latest deadly violence to bring carnage to the Afghan capital. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for ...
The move, which American officials had hinted at for months, was greeted optimistically in Afghanistan. "We have been saying for years that neighbouring Pakistan is providing safe haven to terrorist groups, and they were also funding the terrorist groups," Nasrat Rahim, deputy interior ministry spokesman, ...
In Afghanistan, at least 20 people have been killed, and dozens more were wounded, in a suicide bomb attack in the capital Kabul Thursday. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, which struck a market where shopkeepers were protesting against the police. Topics: Afghanistan ...


 

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