Afghan leader announces truce with Taliban.

President Ghani declares ceasefire with insurgents

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday announced a provisional three-month ceasefire with the Taliban in a televised broadcast.

48 killed in suicide blast in Kabul city

KABUL: At least 48 people were killed and 67 others injured in a suicide blast on Mahdavi Mawoudi private training centre in the Dash-i-Barchi...

Twin suicide blasts kill 25 killed in Afghanistan’s Paktia province

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Friday killing at least 25 people and wounding at least...

US cuts aid to Pakistan, relaxes conditions on Haqqani network

ISLAMABAD: The United States further cut its defence aid to Pakistan from $750 million to $150 million as its Congress approved a $716 billion...

3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life

NEW YORK/GENEVA/ISLAMABAD: An estimated 78 million babies – or three in five – are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at...

PM-elect Imran Khan accepts President Ghani invitation to visit Afghanistan

I just spoke to Imran Khan and congratulated him on the victory in parliamentary elections, Ghani tweeted.

Four drown in flooding nullah in Lower Dir

Two women and two children drown in the nullah.

11 die in Kabul airport suicide blast

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Muslim scholars appeals all parties for peace in Afghanistan

Reconciling between battling Muslims is one of the greatest and most honoured acts of worship.

State Department Official Visits Construction Technology Training Institute

ISLAMABAD: Marta Youth, the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Office Director for Europe, Central Asia, and the Americas visited the Construction...

12 killed in Jalalabad suicide blast

No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the violence.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Ambassador Alice Wells visits Pakistan

ISLAMABAD:Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells visited Islamabad July 1–3. In Islamabad, Ambassador Wells met with...

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