Afghan leader Hekmatyar warns US against quitting peace deal

Former Afghan Mujahideen leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Sunday slammed the US for what he called an attempt to quit the Doha peace deal with the Taliban. Addressing a gathering at...

Fire erupts at Afghanistan-Iran border, 100 fuel tankers destroyed

At least 100 oil and gas tankers have been destroyed by fire in a "catastrophe" at Afghanistan's biggest trade crossing with Iran, causing millions of dollars of losses, officials...

US President Biden facing ‘serious dilemmas’ on Afghan troop withdrawal

US President Joe Biden faces "serious dilemmas" in Afghanistan as a deadline to withdraw troops nears and the Taliban show no sign of ending their bloodshed, a top US...

Holding US accountable for its miscalculations in Afghanistan

The biggest threat to the US national security is a strategic miscalculation. In Afghanistan, even when there was an intel-oriented conflict that afforded a confused and open-ended definition, the...

UN report vindicates Pakistan’s stance on cross-border terrorism

A new UN report on Daesh/ISIS and al-Qaeda vindicates Pakistan’s longstanding position on the threat of Afghan-based terrorist groups, according to Islamabad. Pakistan has long drawn the international community's attention...

Biden’s impending challenges in Afghanistan

The Biden administration has many complex internal issues to address and resolve, ranging from handling the pandemic to reinvigorating the economy to uniting a divided nation. There are issues...

Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan make a roadmap for rail link

Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Pakistan on Tuesday inked a roadmap for a landmark rail link aimed at bolstering trade ties between Central and South Asia. The signing ceremony for the multi-billion-dollar...

Taliban to continue ‘fight and jihad’ if foreign troops stay

The Taliban said Monday in Tehran that it will continue its "fight and jihad" if foreign troops do not withdraw from Afghanistan by May 2021 as agreed with the...

Iran’s FM Zarif calls formation of ‘all-inclusive’ Afghan government

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday called for the formation of an "all-inclusive" Afghan government during a meeting with a Taliban delegation in Tehran, the ministry said. A...

‘Daesh/ISIS militant presence in Afghanistan a threat to regional security’: SCO

The secretary-general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Friday said Daesh/ISIS militants moved to Afghanistan from the Middle East and posed a threat to regional security. Speaking at a...

Afghanistan’s Ghani urges Biden to increase pressure on Taliban

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani urged the new US administration Friday to step up pressure on the Taliban and not rush to withdraw more troops. Ghani said the Taliban have failed...

Leader of Lashkar-e-Islam terrorist group killed in Afghanistan

A key commander of Pakistani militants was killed in eastern Afghanistan, a local official said on Thursday. "Chief of a terrorist group Mangal Bagh has been killed along with two...