The night before, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck large parts of western Iran and northeastern Iraq, killing at least 328 and injuring 3950 so far.
General John Nicholson, commander of US and international forces in Afghanistan, said on the second and last day of NATO foreign ministers meeting that there was no change in Pakistan’s approach after the announcement of a new US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia.
The annual NATO’s ministers of defense meeting ended today at the headquarters of NATO in Brussels.
US Intelligence agency CIA released about 470,000 documents related to al-Qaeda’s former leader Osama Bin Laden, which was discovered during the attack in 2011 on his hiding place in Pakistan.
Carlos Nuzman, the former head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee was formally charged by the court for paying $ 2 million to host the Olympics in Rio.
Afghanistan competes with Pakistan, Qatar, Malaysia, and Nepal in the election of the UN Human Rights Council to acquire one of the four places that is set for Asian countries in the UNHRC.
KABUL (SW): The Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff has accused Pakistan’s main intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) directorate, of having ties with terrorists.
LAS VIGAS-KABUL (SW): More than 20 people were killed and more than 100 injured in a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night police said.
KABUL (SW): James Mattis, the Defense Secretary of United Unites, landed in India on Monday night. He is meeting his Indian counterpart to discuss Indo-U.S. defense ties.
KABUL (SW): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday deliberated upon the prevailing situation in Afghanistan in a special session.
BERLIN (SW): German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic surge in federal elections.
KABUL (SW): Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pakistan’s Prime Ministry, in his first United Nations General Assembly on Thursday evening, rejecting United States’ new strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia praised China’s growing economy in the region.
KABUL (SW): Since the onset of ongoing violence in Rakhine and the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims refugees, on Tuesday, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Prime Minister of Myanmar responded to this event for the first time, saying that perpetrators and human rights abusers will be punished.
KABUL (SW): Rights group Amnesty International has released satellite images which it says show an "orchestrated campaign" to burn Rohingya villages in western Myanmar.
KABUL (SW): The UN human rights chief has slammed Burma (Myanmar)'s apparent "systematic attack" on the Rohingya minority, warning that "ethnic cleansing" seemed to be underway.
KABUL (SW): Just 8 months after former U.S. President Barack Obama left the White House, his farewell letter to his successor President Donald Trump was published on Sunday.
KABUL (SW): More than 27,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar in recent days, the United Nations said, as corpses of people drowned in desperate attempts to cross the border river washed up on Bangladeshi soil.
MOSCOW-KABUL (SW): United States ordered Russia to close down its consulate in San Francisco and 2 diplomatic annexes, in New York and Washington, on Thursday.
ISLAMABAD-KABUL (SW): Pakistan will soon announce its strategy on the recent U.S. and regional approaches.
KABUL (SW): Reports indicate that North Korea for the first time launched a ballistic missile over the Japanese airspace.
KABUL (SW): Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled to Dubai, senior members of her party said on Saturday, a day after she failed to show up for a negligence ruling in which she faced up to 10 years in prison.
LUANDA-KABUL (SW): The people of Angola are voting to choose their president on Wednesday, ending President Jose Eduardo dos Santos’s 38-year reign.
WASHINGTON D.C (SW): The U.S. President Donald Trump outlined a revised vision for the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Monday, pledging to end a strategy of “nation-building” and instead institute a policy aimed more squarely at addressing the terrorist threat that emanates from the region.
KABUL (SW): U.S. President Donald Trump reviewed an array of options for a strategy on Afghanistan with his top national security aides, but made no decision on whether he would commit more troops to America's longest war in Afghanistan.
BARCELONA-KABUL (SW): At least 13 people are killed and more than 100 injured as a result of a van hitting pedestrians in Las Ramblas Boulevard of Barcelona, Spain.
KABUL (SW): Ten of the Nobel Peace Prize winners have called on Saudi king and crown prince to cancel the death penalty for 14 young Saudis.
ISLAMABAD (SW): The Supreme Court in Pakistan has declared Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as 'disqualified' in the Panama Paper case about money laundering and corruption.
KABUL (SW): As the U.S. Administration weights its option for new Afghan policy, the Arg [Presidential Palace] in Kabul has underlined the need for comprehensive strategy for the whole region.
WASHINGTON (SW): U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated a key diplomat as the new US ambassador to Afghanistan.
KABUL (SW): The National Unity Government (NUG) has hailed NATO and Russia for backing an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process in the country.
BRUSSELS (SW): Reconfirming its enduring commitment to Afghanistan, NATO has confirmed to increase its support for the Afghan security forces.
KABUL/ ISLAMABAD (SW): On his two-day trip, the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has convinced Pakistan and Afghanistan to overcome differences and share intelligence for crisis management.
ISLAMABAD-KABUL (SW): At least 123 people have died after an oil tanker overturned resulting in catching fire in Bahawapur’s Ahmad Pur Sharqia of Punjab province in Pakistan on Sunday morning.
WASHINGTON (SW): The State Department is planning to eliminate the position of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, senior US officials confirmed to CNN.
KABUL (SW): The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed solidarity with the Afghan people – backing an Afghan-led peace process and supporting the communities most affected by the conflict.
ASTANA-KABUL (SW): Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani departed Kabul on Wednesday to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit on June 8 and 9 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
TEHRAN (SW): At least three people were reported killed and several others injured in two separate incidents after armed men burst into Tehran's parliament building where a session was underway and the mausoleum of revolutionary founder Ruhollah Khomeini.
LONDON (SW): The death toll has risen to seven with a further 48 injured following last night's terror attack in central London, the second major act of terrorism to strike the United Kingdom in less than two weeks.
BRUSSELS (SW): The NATO Alliance has agreed upon an action plan to do more in the fight against terrorism.
KABUL (SW): The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said the alliance would continue its train, assist, and advise mission in Afghanistan, and would not return back to a combat operation.
BRUSSELS (SW): NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said the alliance has completed its regular review of the training mission in Afghanistan, and decision about troops’ surge would be taken next month.
KABUL (SW): An apparent suicide bomber attacked a concert by U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande as it ended Monday night, killing 22 people among a panicked crowd of young concertgoers, some still wearing the star's trademark kitten ears as they fled.
RIYADH-KABUL (SW): Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met U.S. President Donald Trump at the Arab Islamic American Summit on Sunday in Riyadh.
KABUL (SW): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani departed to Saudi Arabia on Saturday afternoon to participate in the Arab-Islamic Summit against terrorism.
TEHRAN (SW): Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has won a second term in office, the interior minister announced on Saturday.
ISTANBUL/ KABUL (SW): The Afghan Embassy in Ankara in a statement has said a clash between the Afghan immigrants with the local Kurds has led to the death of an Afghan on Tuesday in Istanbul.
BEIJING/KABUL (SW): Afghanistan is optimistic about potentials for growth in international trade with China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative.
ISLAMABAD (SW): The government of Pakistan has kicked off new project to develop database for the documentation of Afghan refugees in the country.
KABUL (SW): China on Tuesday inked a deal with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to provide financial grant worth $ 72 million to Afghanistan.
PARIS (SW): The pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidency in a decisive victory over the far-right Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, and vowed to unite a divided and fractured France.