Taliban political chief in Qatar resigns

PESHAWAR, 4 August: Taliban political chief in Qatar Syed Tayyab Agha has resigned from his office. International News Agence France Presse (AFP) and British Broadcasting...

TTP commander Aryana killed in Afghanistan

A commander of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), North Waziristan was reportedly killed in an encounter with Afghan security forces in Paktika, Afghanistan, media reports said

Afghan President, CE to visit Pakistan, says Ayaz Sadiq

Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah will soon visit Pakistan. Talking to media persons in Islamabad after returning from Afghanistan’s visit, Ayaz Sadiq said the Pakistani parliamentary delegations held talks with Afghan leadership in a cordial atmosphere. The NA speaker, who led the delegation, said that the purpose of their visit was to sort out differences and restore good relations between the two neighboring countries. He said that Afghanistan and Pakistan were guarantor of each others’ peace, adding they had gone to Afghanistan to open the closed doors.

13 killed in car bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s Helmand province

At least 13 people have been killed and 19 others injured in a car bomb attack targeting security forces convoy in Helmand province of Afghanistan

Militants kill eight security guards in Afghanistan

Militants opened indiscriminate fire and killed eight Afghan security guards in Bagram district of the Afghanistan's northern Parwan province, a spokesperson for the provincial governor told news agency on Tuesday

Sadiq Khan wins London Mayor election

For the first time in history, a Muslim, Sadiq Khan, has been elected as Mayor of London. Sadiq Khan basically belongs to Pakistan and his father was a bus driver in London. In Friday’s election, Labour Party’s Sadiq Khan defeated Conservative Party’s Zac Goldsmith, who is brother of Jemaima, former wife of the PTI chief Imran Khan.

Bridge being constructed over river in Nooristan

Work is in progress on the construction of 22-meter bridge in Paroon area of Nooristan province in Afghanistan. According to local authorities the project will be completed in three months at an estimated cost of 8 million Afghanis. The bridge having eight meter width will provide relief in transportation to the people of surrounding villages, who have been presently facing problems while crossing over the river.

Asian Development Bank approved $800m to improve Pakistan’s regional connectivity

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday approved an $800 million investment plan that seeks to improve Pakistan's regional connectivity and trade in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) corridors of Pakistan.

Six Kashmir youth killed in Indian troops’ firing in Badgam

At least six Kashmiri youth were killed and dozens of others injured when Indian soldiers opened firing on a protest rally in Badgam district of the Occupied Kashmir, media reports said on Sunday. According to media reports, the youth were martyred after protests erupted in the area in retaliation to the firing by Indian forces on protestors.

Taliban kill 20 policemen in Afghan province Farah

At least 20 police officers have been killed in a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan's western Farah province, international media said quoting Afghan officials.

Five killed in bomb blast targeting military convoy in Helmand

At least five people were killed and 25 others wounded when a suicide bomber targeted a military convoy in Helmand province Afghanistan on Wednesday. The spokesman for the Helmand provincial governor

UNHCR doubles Voluntary Repatriation grant for registered Afghan refugees opting to return to Afghanistan

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi concluded his first tri-nation visit to Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. On the last leg of his mission in Pakistan, the High Commissioner announced an increase in assistance package for registered Afghan refugee families, who are opting to return to Afghanistan under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary return progamme