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.
PESHAWAR (SW): The mob-lynching of a university student in Pakistan over alleged blasphemy has once again surfaced the gravity of the matter, and calls for removing curriculum material that sparks fundamentalism and extremism.
KABUL (SW): The Afghanistan Ulema Council (council of religious scholars) on Thursday denounced Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman, the Pakistani religious politician, for his pro-Taliban views.
KABUL (SW): Herbert Raymond McMaster, the U.S. National Security Advisor is set to visit Afghanistan soon
KABUL (SW): During President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s trip to Australia, tens of Afghans residing there took to the street to protest against deportation of the failed asylum seekers.
MOCOA (SW): Flooding and mudslides in the Colombian city of Mocoa sent torrents of water and debris crashing onto houses in the early hours of Saturday morning, killing 254 people.
The Taliban in Pakistan have taken responsibility for a deadly terrorist attack near a mosque in Pakistan’s restive tribal belt.
KABUL (SW): Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has shown interest in investing in Afghanistan.
JALALABAD (SW): After the closure for over a month, the Torkham crossing point with Pakistan was re-opened for public and trade on Tuesday.
KABUL (SW): Salahuddin Rabani, the Foreign Minister left for Washington D.C on Sunday to participate in the 3rd “Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL”.
KABUL (SW): Indian authorities suspended cross-border trade with Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kashmir region citing Pakistan’s continued ceasefire violation.
KABUL (SW): Analysts on security affairs have urged the government to take the Russian concerns about surging militancy in Afghanistan seriously.
KABUL (SW): According to the New York Times, in an epic flub that drew gasps of horror and joy, Faye Dunaway mistakenly named “La La Land” best picture at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night, but in reality “Moonlight” won the top prize.
LAHORE (SW): At least eight people were killed and 21 others injured after a blast ripped through an under-construction building in Lahore, Pakistan on Thursday.
PESHAWAR (SW): In retaliation to the latest string of terrorist attacks, security forces in Pakistan have rounded-up hundreds of Afghan nationals from various cities across Pakistan.
BRUSSELS (SW): The NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said this western military alliance is firmly committed to its Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan.
CAIRO (SW): In a sharp contradiction to what is common among Muslims, Khaled Al Gendy, a famous Islamic cleric and a member of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, stated that drinking liquor without getting drunk is not sinful.
ABU DHABI (SW): The ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Afghanistan died on Wednesday of wounds sustained in a bomb attack in Kandahar last month that also killed five Emirati aid workers, the UAE's foreign ministry announced.
KABUL (SW): The U.S. President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned on Monday.
KABUL (SW): The federal cabinet of Pakistan has granted extension to the stay of registered Afghan refugees in the country, permitting them to live in Pakistan till December 31, 2017.
An Afghan diplomat was fatally shot by a private security guard in Karachi's Old Clifton area on Monday.
QUEBEC CITY (SW): At least six people have reportedly been killed after gunmen opened fire in a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers on Sunday.
NEW DELHI (SW): At least 36 people were killed and 50 injured on Saturday night when nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in eastern India, in the latest disaster to hit the vast and accident-prone state railways, police said.
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.