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.
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.