Abdul Sattar was leaving his cousin’s wedding when he noticed a well-dressed man pull up on a bicycle festooned with flowers and rush inside the hall. After decades of carnage in Afghanistan, little things can set off alarm bells. Abdul Sattar, a sergeant in the Afghan army, recalled thinking: “He could be a suicide bomber.”
Pakistan closed its consular services in Kabul on Monday, citing unspecified security concerns and an Afghan official said the government would investigate the issue,
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi have discussed a planned meeting in Beijing that would include Afghan figures and Taliban representatives.
Sporting a black quiff and sideburns, Ahmad Zahir sang of love and heartbreak in 1970s Kabul, a city where the popularity of Afghanistan's "Elvis" remains undimmed 40 years after his death.
Forty years of war, from the 1980s Soviet occupation to internal fighting and the war against the Taliban, have destroyed much of Afghanistan's art, artifacts and architecture.
An Afghan official says that a roadside bomb has killed at least two civilians in southern Kandahar province. Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said on Saturday
The year long efforts of Zalmay Khalilzad, US representative, holding talks with Taliban to hammer out some sort of ‘Peace Accord’ between the two — primarily to facilitate withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan — have come apart with President Donald Trump rejecting the diplomatic exercise following a fresh terror attack by the Taliban in Kabul.
It is extremely painful news that an air strike and terrorist attack killed 50 people in Afghanistan (“Air strike, suicide bomber kill 50 civilians in Afghanistan,” Sept.20, Gulf Today). Afghanistan is the place where
The incident occurred on Sunday night when Afghan forces raided a house that the officals said was being used by the Taliban to train suicide bombers, but during the attack a wedding venue situated adjacent the target came under fire.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is in New York to attend the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), met Zalmay Khalilzad, the US' Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.