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  • US conducts airstrikes on Afghan opium labs

    US conducts airstrikes on Afghan opium labs

    The US has conducted a series of airstrikes targeting opium processing labs in Afghanistan as part of a campaign targeting the Taliban $200 million-a-year drug trade. The airstrikes were part of a joint US-Afghan operation targeting drug facilities in Taliban-controlled......

    November 21, 2017
  • Pakistan rejects NATO secretary general remarks on Taliban bases

    Pakistan rejects NATO secretary general remarks on Taliban bases

    Pakistan on Thursday rejected NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's recent remarks that Taliban still have bases in Pakistan, which he had described as a "big challenge" to efforts aimed at bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan. "We have to address......

    November 10, 2017
  • Kidnapped US professor's health critical: Taliban

    Kidnapped US professor's health critical: Taliban

    The Taliban on Monday said the health of one of the Kabul-based American University professors they had kidnapped over a year ago is critical. In August 2016, the Taliban had abducted two professors -- American Kevin King and Australian Timothy......

    October 30, 2017
  • Eight militants killed in Afghanistan

    Eight militants killed in Afghanistan

    At least eight militants have been killed in an Afghan forces' special operation in Logar province, said an official. The raid was conducted on Sunday in Karwar district, and among those killed in the raid was a Taliban leader named......

    October 30, 2017
  • India condemns terror attack in Afghanistan

    India condemns terror attack in Afghanistan

    India on Thursday strongly condemned the terror attack by the Taliban on a military base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province that claimed at least 43 lives and expressed solidarity with the violence-hit nation. India said the continued terror attacks in Afghanistan......

    October 19, 2017
  • Freed Canadian hostage says Taliban murdered infant daughter raped wife

    Freed Canadian hostage says Taliban murdered infant daughter raped wife

    Freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle accused his kidnappers of murdering his infant daughter and raping his wife during his family's years-long captivity by the Haqqani network, a Taliban-affiliated group operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Boyle leveled the accusations in a......

    October 14, 2017
  • 'Freed Taliban hostage family on way to Canada via UK'

    'Freed Taliban hostage family on way to Canada via UK'

    A Canadian-American family who was rescued by the Pakistan Army from Taliban captivity after five years were on a flight to London on Friday, an official said. Joshua Boyle, a Canadian, boarded a flight in Islamabad with his American wife......

    October 13, 2017
  • Trudeau thanks allies for Canadian family's rescue

    Trudeau thanks allies for Canadian family's rescue

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed his gratitude to his nation's allies for their help in rescuing a native family from the Taliban who held them hostage since 2012 . Trudeau, who is currently in Mexico, told reporters that......

    October 13, 2017
  • 12 security personnel killed in Afghan suicide attack

    12 security personnel killed in Afghan suicide attack

    At least 12 Afghan security personnel were killed and four injured on Thursday in a suicide attack in Kandahar province, a senior police official said. "The incident took place in Maroof district. The injured included a police chief," the official......

    September 28, 2017
  • Afghan jets pound Taliban hideout, kill eight

    Afghan jets pound Taliban hideout, kill eight

    At least eight Taliban militants were killed after Afghan Air Force struck a militant hideout in the country's eastern province of Nangarhar, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday. The targeted hideout, southeast of Jalalabad city, was destroyed following the raid,......

    September 26, 2017
  • Global economy to continue faster expansion: IMF official

    Global economy to continue faster expansion: IMF official

    India has asked the UN Security Council to use its power of imposing sanctions as a weapon against terrorists in Afghanistan and to give the peace process an impetus. "The Security Council must act on the funds which the terrorists......

    September 26, 2017
  • Taliban kill district police chief in southern Afghanistan

    Taliban kill district police chief in southern Afghanistan

    An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed a district police chief in the southern Helmand province. Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, says the officer was killed late Saturday when gunmen attacked his vehicle during a patrol.......

    September 24, 2017
  • Pakistan hub of terror activities: Afghanistan

    Pakistan hub of terror activities: Afghanistan

    Afghanistan today accused Pakistan that it was diverting the attention of the international community from its “longstanding failure” to take effective action against various terrorist groups and sanctuaries on its territory. Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said in his......

    September 22, 2017