KABUL (SW): At least 20 people were killed in a blast at a vegetable market in Pakistan’s Kurram Agency on Saturday morning.
ISTANBUL (SW): A Turkish Airlines (THYAO.IS) cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 32 people.
Hundreds of thousands of Iranians have turned out in the capital, Tehran, for the funeral of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
KABUL (SW): General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Army Chief of Pakistan, telephoned Afghanistan’s top political and military leadership on New Year’s Eve, pledging to work for peace in the region.
Suleyman Soylu, Turkey’s interior minister has said that 39 people, including 16 foreigners, have died in an attack on Reina nightclub, a happening place in Istanbul while people were celebrating New Year.
KABUL (SW): US President Barack Obama announced Thursday that two Russian compounds in Maryland and New York, used by Russian personnel for intelligence-related activities, will be closed.
KABUL (SW): The Wolesi Jirga (lower house) on Monday made it clear that any peace talks for Afghanistan that has no representation from the Kabul government would be seen as interference in the country’s internal matters.
MOSCOW (SW): A Russian military plane with 92 people on board has crashed into the Black Sea on its way to Syria, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday, and it was unlikely there would be any survivors.
ANKARA (SW): Russia and Turkey have pronounced the killing of Russian envoy in Ankara last night as "provocation" to undermine relations.
NEW YORK (SW): The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan called on the international community and all Afghans, including the Taliban, to back a peace process to end the suffering of the Afghan people.
ISTANBUL (SW): At least 38 people, mainly policemen, have been confirmed dead as two bombs exploded less than a minute apart outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul on Saturday night.
BRUSSELS (SW): NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the alliance is aware about the challenging and difficult security situation in Afghanistan but would continue to support the country.
KARACHI (SW): At least 11 people have been confirmed dead after a fire broke out in a four-star hotel in Pakistan's largest city Karachi on Monday.
AMRITSAR (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani snubbed Pakistan at the Heart of Asia Istanbul Process (HAIP) Conference in India for providing sanctuaries to the militants for waging terror in Afghanistan.
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has underlined the significance of long-term strategic ties between Kabul and Washington in a maiden telephonic conversation with the US President-elect Donald Trump.
KABUL (SW): A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia.
Police say five people survived the crash but the rest died.
ISLAMABAD (SW): As Pakistani shuffles its military leadership, analysts there underline the need for improvement in ties with Afghanistan.
HAVANA (SW): Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States, has died, state-run Cuban Television announced.
KABUL (SW): David Sedney; the new Acting President for the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) has urged upon the Afghan government to reach out to the new U.S. Administration under the President-elect Donald Trump.
KABUL (SW): Analysts believe Russia is enhancing its secret ties with the Taliban in a bid to counter the expansion of Daesh and oppose the clout of the U.S here.
KABUL/ MAZAR-E-SHARIF (SW): The German diplomatic mission in Afghanistan has reiterated its resolve to assist Afghanistan become peaceful and prosperous.
KABUL (SW): Following surprise triumph of Donald Trump in the US Presidential Elections, a number of Afghan analysts said they do not see a major shift of US policy towards Afghanistan.
NEW YORK (SW): Against all odds, Republican Donald Trump got elected as the 45th President of the United States on Wednesday in a shocking defeat of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Afghanistan Analysts Network’s (AAN) recent report on prisoners in Guantanamo looks at the Afghan experience in Guantanamo, where a quarter of the total number of detainees held were Afghan, the largest national group.
ISLAMABAD (SW): Authorities in Pakistan's have banned political gatherings and other public demonstrations in the capital Islamabad amid calls for massive anti-government rally by the opposition.
KABUL (SW): Analysts are skeptical about the latest concerns raised by the Russian president in regard to insecurity in Afghanistan.
BRUSSELS (SW): Afghanistan has managed to secure $ 15.2 billion worth of international support at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan that concluded on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS (SW): The international community pledged to support Afghanistan through 2020 and beyond at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan in the Belgian capital on Wednesday.
KABUL (SW): Recently, Izovesta, one of the leading Russian newspapers, has quoted Russian officials saying that considering the current situation in Afghanistan, former President Hamid Karzai is the man the country needs to resolve the crisis.
An alleged suicide attack in Queeta, south-western Pakistan has claimed at least 53 lives on Monday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told the nation that his government is in charge after a coup attempt brought a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital that left at least 60 dead and at least 150 people wounded.
NICE (SW): Scores of people have been pronounced dead Thursday night when a large truck overran a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France.
Sub-committee of the United States Congress on Foreign Affairs has recommended to cut all the aid being given to Pakistan.
KABUL (SW): Analysts believe the reasons behind a latest trip of the US Senators to Afghanistan and Pakistan was to defuse tension between the two countries.
In a historic decision, Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on Thursday.
Voting is underway in the UK for the landmark referendum on whether to leave or stay in the European Union.
ORLANDO (SW): Hundreds of friends, relatives and sympathizers gathered at the mass shooting site in Orlando, Florida to remember those who lost their lives in a the worst mass shooting in the US history.
A deadly blast occurred in Istanbul on Tuesday which left 11 dead and 36 more injured.
Expressing concerns over state of human rights in Afghanistan, Ambassador Franz-Michael Mellbin, the European Union's special representative to Afghanistan, said on Wednesday that the resolve is there to improve things for good.
HIROSHIMA (SW): Nearly 71 years after the US dropping nuclear bomb on Hiroshima in Japan, President Obama called for an end to nuclear weapons in a solemn visit here to offer respects to the victims of the world’s first deployed atomic bomb.
HANOI (SW): Calling the Mullah Mansour’s death as “an important milestone,” US President Obama has said that Mansour rejected efforts by the Afghan government to seriously engage in peace talks and end the violence that has taken the lives of countless innocent Afghan men, women and children.
ANKARA (SW): Turkey's ruling party held a special convention on Sunday to confirm a longtime ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its new chairman and next prime minister, a move that is likely to consolidate the Turkish leader's hold on power.
NRA backs presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump
WASHINGTON (SW): Donald Trump has slammed Hillary Clinton as "heartless" for backing restrictions on gun ownership that he said would leave Americans in high-crime areas unable to protect themselves.
Western province Herat hosted the first conference on TAPI at Amanullah Khan’s Hall on Monday which was attended by officials from Turkmenistan, India, Pakistan and UNAMA officials.
BRUSSELS (SW): Explosions tore through the departure hall of Brussels airport on Tuesday morning killing at least 23 people and injuring 35 others, according to a federal Belgian prosecutor.
Salam Watandar (Havana): U.S President Barack Obama landed in Cuba on Sunday and became the first American president to visit Cuba in nearly 88 years.
MOSCOW (SW): At least 62 passengers and crew have died after a FlyDubai plane crashed during an attempted landing in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, Russian officials said.
PESHAWAR (SW): A powerful bomb, detonated by a timing mechanism, ripped through a bus carrying government employees in Peshawar, Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and causing injuries to 25.
The Russian President Vladimir Putin has abruptly declared that he is withdrawing the majority of Russian troops from Syria, saying the six-month military intervention had largely achieved its objective.
ANKARA (SW): At least 37 people have died after a car bomb exploded in the Turkish capital Ankara, less than a month after a suicide car bomber killed dozens of military personnel and civilians in the city.