Author: Hamid Shalizi

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The blast targeted a gathering of Sunni Muslims commemorating the anniversary of the prophet Muhammad's birth. [Read More]
Afghan security forces backed by U.S. advisers and air strikes fought on Monday to drive Taliban fighters out of the flashpoint city of Ghazni, where... [Read More]
Afghan security forces backed by U.S. advisers and air strikes fought on Monday to drive Taliban fighters out of the embattled city of Ghazni, where... [Read More]
Afghan special forces units moved to embattled Ghazni overnight to try to beat back Taliban insurgents who have come close to overrunning the city as... [Read More]
The Taliban on Monday rejected pleas by Afghan elders and activists for an extension of this month's ceasefire and said they amounted to a call... [Read More]
Tags: Taliban - Afghan - KABUL
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced for the first time an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban, coinciding with the end of the Muslim fasting... [Read More]
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced for the first time an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban, coinciding with the end of the Muslim fasting... [Read More]
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced a ceasefire with Taliban insurgents until June 20, coinciding with the end of the Muslim fasting season, but... [Read More]
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced an unconditional ceasefire with the Taliban until June 20, coinciding with the end of the Muslim fasting season,... [Read More]
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire with Taliban insurgents on Thursday until June 20, coinciding with the end of the Islamic fasting season, but... [Read More]
Gunmen armed with assault rifles and grenade launchers stormed the heavily fortified headquarters of the Afghan interior ministry on Wednesday, battling security forces for more... [Read More]
Tags: KABUL - Afghan - Reuters
Afghanistan forces killed an Islamic State commander in an air strike, one year after he defected from the Taliban and established a new IS foothold... [Read More]
A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing at least seven people in an attack on a crowd gathered to... [Read More]
Tags: Shiite - Kabul - Suicide
A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Friday, killing at least seven people in an attack on a crowd gathered... [Read More]
Tags: Kabul - Afghan - Suicide
'The Taliban are expected to give input to the peace-making process, the goal of which is to draw the Taliban, as an organisation, to peace... [Read More]
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of the Taliban as a legitimate political group on Wednesday as part of a proposed political process that he... [Read More]
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of Taliban insurgents as a legitimate political group on Wednesday as part of a proposed political process that could... [Read More]
'We provided Pakistan with documents about Taliban operating centres inside Pakistan and we expect Pakistan to act against them'... [Read More]
"The Afghan National Army is the country's defence force and makes sacrifices for the security and well-being of the people," the ministry said. [Read More]
Gunmen subdued following siege on Marshal Fahim academy, Afghanistan's Defence Ministry says... [Read More]
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