Home / Asia / Afghanistan (page 4)

Afghanistan

IS claims Kabul blast at Afghan intelligence agency

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a compound of Afghanistan’s national intelligence agency in Kabul on Monday, that killed at least five people and wounded two. The blast comes a week after the group claimed an attack on a training facility of …

Read More »

Narco-trade and terrorism: Pakistan urges Afghanistan to take adequate measures to end poppy culivation

ISLAMABAD :The Afghanistan Government needs to take urgent steps for eradication of poppy cultivation, law enforcement, provision of alternative livelihoods, and public information campaigns to end the production of opium in line with International Drug Conventions. Spokesperson of Foreign Office Muhammad Faisal responding to a …

Read More »

Over 14 dead in suicide attack outside Kabul political gathering

KABUL (AFP) – A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a political gathering in Kabul killing at least 14 people, officials said Thursday, highlighting the deepening divisions in the war-torn country. The deadly attack, claimed by the Islamic State group in a brief message via …

Read More »

UNHCR hails Pakistan for hosting millions of Afghan refugees

KABUL-UNS: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Pakistan is hosting the largest number of refugees and 1.45 million of them hail from Afghanistan. A UNHCR report said that Pakistan unconditionally hosted millions of refugees and provided best possible facilities to them. The report said …

Read More »

Over 60,000 Afghan children born in Pakistan every year

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Approximately, 60,000 children are born to Afghan refugees every year in Pakistan, said a report of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan has been hosting almost 1.6 million registered Afghan refugees – the …

Read More »

Pakistani diplomat shot dead in Afghanistan: FO

ISLAMABAD -UNS: A member of the Pakistan’s diplomatic staff in Jalalabad has been shot dead outside his residence, a spokesman for the Foreign Office said here on Monday. Rana Nayyar, who worked as an assistant with the diplomatic mission, was gunned down by unknown attackers …

Read More »

Pakistan committed to cooperate with Afghanistan for restoration of peace

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir says Pakistan is ready to help and cooperate with Afghanistan to restore peace in the war-torn country. According to Radio Pakistan, he said Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan, however all issues should be resolved through dialogue process. The …

Read More »

Political process not military solution to Afghan conflict

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Pakistan and Iran during informal consultations on regional situation including Afghanistan here Wednesday noted that there was no military solution to the prolonged Afghan conflict, emphasizing the need for a credible political process owned and led by Afghanistan for an internal settlement. …

Read More »

Kunar deputy governor ‘abducted’ from Peshawar

PESHAWAR -UNS- Afghan province Kunar Deputy Governor, Muhammad Nabi Ahmadi, was “abducted” from Peshawar on Friday, Afghan Consul General Moin Mrastyal said on Saturday, though Pakistani law enforcement agencies said they had no information on the incident. According to the Afghan diplomat, Ahmadi, the deputy …

Read More »

NA Committee criticizes Ghani statement on CPEC: ‘US should seek truth in its Afghan policy’

ISLAMABAD -UNS –The NA Committee on foreign affairs criticized the statement made by the President of Afghanistan relating to CPEC. During meeting on Wednesday Committee expressed serious concern over the remarks made by U.S Secretary of State in Kabul and Dehli with regard to Pakistan. …

Read More »