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.
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.