Twin suicide attacks on army buses in Kabul kill 7

Kabul – Two Taliban suicide bombers hit army buses in Kabul Wednesday, killing at least seven people in a coordinated attack, officials said, a day after the new Afghan government signed a deal for US troops to stay in the country. The [...]

Afghanistan Signs Security Pacts With US, NATO

ISLAMABAD— Afghanistan has signed long-delayed security pacts with the United States and NATO to authorize deployment of a small international military force in the country after the end of the year. The Taliban has rejected the deal as “shameful [...]

Afghanistan and US sign long-delayed troop pact

Kabul  - Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a deal to allow about 10,000 US troops to stay in the country next year, as new President Ashraf Ghani took a major step towards mending frayed ties with Washington. Hamid Karzai, [...]

Afghan President Ghani takes oath, seeks peace talks

Kabul – Ashraf Ghani, a one-time US-based academic, was sworn in as new president of Afghanistan on Monday and used his inaugural speech to call for Taliban insurgents to join peace talks after 13 years of war. The militant threat in [...]

Afghanistan to sign US troop deal Tuesday: Ghani aide

Kabul – Ashraf Ghani’s government will sign a long-delayed deal on Tuesday to allow some US troops to stay in Afghanistan into next year, an adviser to the new president told AFP. The BSA (bilateral security agreement) became a [...]

Afghan ‘first lady’ edges towards a public life

Kabul  - In Afghanistan’s strictly patriarchal society women are generally hidden from public view, but Rula Ghani could be the exception after her husband paid her a heartfelt tribute at his presidential inauguration on Monday. Rula [...]

Afghanistan to inaugurate new president as NATO’s war ends

Kabul – Afghanistan will host a grand presidential inauguration on Monday, with former US-based academic Ashraf Ghani taking power as NATO troops end their 13-year war without defeating the fierce Taliban insurgency. Ghani succeeds President [...]

Afghan villagers hang Taliban after offensive

Kabul – Afghan villagers hanged four Taliban fighters from a tree after hundreds of militants launched a major offensive, officials said Saturday, as security forces fought to recapture ground in the eastern province of Ghazni. About [...]

Up to 100 Afghans killed, 12 beheaded, in Taliban offensive

Kabul  - A major Taliban offensive in eastern Afghanistan over the past week has left up to 100 civilians and security personnel dead, 12 of them beheaded, officials said Friday, as violence worsens with the withdrawal of US-led troops. This [...]

Afghan security deal within days, US predicts

New York  - The United States is preparing to sign a delayed security deal with Afghanistan within days of the inauguration next week of president-elect Ashraf Ghani, a US official revealed Wednesday. The final results of the contentious elections [...]




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