Former IS-K chief Asif Farooqi killed in Afghanistan

Aslam Farooqi, the former chief of the Islamic State-Khurasan (IS-K), was killed during a shootout in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, a media report said on Monday. Farooqi, who hailed from Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, was reportedly killed during an investigation against organized kidnappers and criminal mafia, Pakistani newspaper The Express Tribune reported. The investigation resulted in […]

38 killed, several injured in Afghanistan violence last week: Report

At least 32 people were killed and 16 others injured in separate incidents in Afghanistan’s Kabul, Herat, Faryab, Laghman, and Nangarhar provinces during the last week, local media reported on Sunday. According to reports, unidentified people killed a money changer in Heart and five members of a family were killed in Laghman and injured a sixth, according […]

Mohammad Nabi rules himself out as Afghanistan named squad for Netherlands ODIs

Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) selection committee has announced the 18-member squad for the upcoming ODI series against the Netherlands which gets underway from January 21. Afghanistan and Netherlands will lock in a three-match ODI series from January 21 in Doha. The ODI series is part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, which […]

Uzbekistan reduces electricity supply to Afghanistan by 60 pc

Uzbekistan has reduced electricity supply to Afghanistan by 60 percent ‘without coordination’, said the Kabul authorities on Wednesday, reported local media. Uzbekistan has reduced electricity to Afghanistan and the country’s officials said that the drop is triggered by the technical problem that had arisen at the Marjan power station, Ariana News reported citing […]

China asks US to unfreeze Afghanistan’s nearly USD 10 billion

As the situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate rapidly, China has reiterated that the US must release Afghanistan’s over USD 9.5 billion now frozen in its banks, local media reported. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that the US should unfreeze the assets of Afghanistan’s Central Bank as the country is the only blameworthy of Afghanistan’s ongoing situation, Khaama Press reported. Wenbin also asked for […]

Taliban’s acting FM Muttaqi meets Afghanistan’s National Resistance Front leader Ahmad Massoud

Taliban’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Monday met Afghanistan’s National Resistance Front (NRF) Ahmad Massoud and Ismail Khan, the former governor of Herat province in Tehran. The Islamic Emirate delegation which is currently in Iran is led by Muttaqi. “Yes, we met with Ahmad Massoud, Commander Ismail Khan and other Afghans. We assured all of them that […]

Afghanistan’s National Resistance Front denies meeting with Taliban in Iran

Afghanistan’s National Resistance Front (NRF) on Monday denied meeting between Taliban’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Motaqi and the head of the NRF in Iran. Spokesperson of NRF Sibghatullah Ahmadi told Hasht-e-Sub (Afghan newspaper) that no meeting between the two has been conducted in Tehran, reported The Khaama Press. Taliban spokesperson Bilal Karimi […]

India supplies third batch of medical assistance to Afghanistan

India on Friday delivered two tons of essential lifesaving medicines to Afghanistan as part of medical assistance to the war-torn nation. “As part of our ongoing humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people, India supplied the third batch of medical assistance consisting of two tons of essential lifesaving medicines to Afghanistan today,” said the Ministry of External Affairs press […]

Afghanistan: 11 killed, 23 injured in snow avalanches, floods

At least 11 people were killed and 23 wounded across Afghanistan on Wednesday amid heavy snow and rainfall that resulted in avalanches and floods. The casualties have been reported in Helmand, Nimroz, Farah, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Jawzjan, Takhar, and the Afghan capital Kabul, reported The Khaama Press. Citing officials of the Taliban, Bakhtar News Agency-Afghan news […]

Terror, trust deficit fuels trouble on Pakistan’s borders with Afghanistan, India

Pakistan’s troubles along its border has increased amid tension with both Afghanistan and India. The border trouble gives grave signals to its military-backed government that exporting terrorism would carry grave consequences, according to Al Arabiya. Earlier, Pakistani Rangers exchanged mortar fire with the Taliban in eastern Nangarhar province after the […]

Taliban announces closure of all general baths of women in northern Afghanistan

The Taliban on Monday announced the closure of all general baths of women in northern Balkh-bordering Uzbekistan- province. As the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is taking root across the country, their restrictions especially on women have begun, reported The Khaama Press. The decision was made unanimously by religious scholars and provincial officials of the Directorate of Promotion of Virtue […]