16 dead, 90 injured in Afghanistan bombing

At least 16 people were killed and 90 others injured after a powerful explosion on Sunday rocked the city of Firoz Koah, capital of Afghanistan's Ghor province, an official confirmed

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53 active COVID-19 cases in Afghanistan

Afghanistan recorded some 53 active cases of coronavirus in the past day, health authorities said Saturday, bringing the total number of infections to 40,141 cases throughout the country since the pandemic hit

Afghan football fans call for peace in the country

Thousands of Afghans attended the final match of Afghanistan’s Premier League (APL) on Friday evening with the hope that the country will achieve an enduring peace and that more of such events are held in Kabul and other cities

Over 40 schools closed due to conflicts in Helmand

More than 40 schools have been closed following clashes between the government forces and the Taliban in the southern province of Helmand over the last 10 days

Afghanistan, Taliban continue talks to resolve dispute

Afghanistan is attempting to engage in discussions with the Taliban to resolve the longstanding dispute over the agenda and roadmap for peace talks, after weeks of stalemate in the negotiations to end Afghanistan’s war

Return of Taliban emirate Unacceptable to Afghans: Abdullah Abdullah

Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, on Friday said that a return of the Taliban’s emirate is unacceptable to Afghans under any circumstances as it will continue the war in Afghanistan

US special envoy urges Taliban to remain committed to peace deal

US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has urged the Taliban to remain committed to the implementation of the agreement between the two, warning that the rising level of violence in the country, especially in Helmand province, was threatening peace

Afghan president, senior officials attended funeral of army pilots killed in choppers' collision

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other senior officials including 1st VP Amrullah Saleh Thursday attended the funeral ceremony of Afghan air force pilots and crew members, who were killed in a choppers' collision on Wednesday in southwestern Helmand province

Afghan negotiating teams meet for the first time in Doha

The negotiation teams from the Taliban and the Afghan government met for the first time in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday

Seduced by China's BRI, Taliban too forsake Uyghurs

The magic of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is such that even the Taliban, which carries on with jihad to protect Islam, has turned its face away from the Uyghur genocide and the ethnic cleansing of Muslims by China

15 feared dead after two army helicopters collide in Afghanistan

At least 15 people were feared killed after two Afghan army helicopters collided in midair in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province

16 Afghan security force members killed in Baghlan attack

At least 16 Afghan security force members were killed and more than 10 others were wounded in a Taliban attack in Baghlan province, a source said on Wednesday

Former Afghan president Karzai saddened over civilian casualties, displacements in Helmand

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai expressed sorrow over the civilian casualties and displacement in Helmand province, where intensive clashes take place between government forces and Taliban fighters

Helmand offensive; Taliban rebels violate peace deal with US

Taliban’s last week on Lashkargah city, the provincial capital of Helmand province proved the insurgent group has broken promises not to target big cities, ministry of interior said

5,000 families displaced in Helmand amid fierce clashes

Some 5,000 families have fled their houses as intensive clashes between government forces and Taliban fighters are underway in the southern province of Helmand

US called on Taliban to immediately stop offensive in Helmand

The US top officials in Afghanistan have called on the Taliban to stop its offensive in Helmand and reduce its violence around the country