Everything you need to know about Kab: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Kab: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India and US Tuesday committed themselves to assist Afghanistan on a "peaceful and prosperous" future and in ensuring that its capacities are built to handle its own security, development and governance.
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos arrived in Afghanistan on Tuesday for a four-day visit to the insurgency-hit country.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India and the US Tuesday signalled common intent and purpose, asking Pakistan to take stronger action against terror, advising Iran to desist from its nuclear weapons programme and pledging support to Afghanistan's peace and prosperity.
Agartala, May 8 (IANS) The Tripura government Tuesday said it was building a new quake-resistant Raj Bhavan and converting the present building into a museum and research centre on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, who had composed several works during his stay there.
Kabul, May 8 (Xinhua-ANI): Afghan police, backed by army and NATO- led coalition troops, have eliminated eight armed insurgents and detained five others, the Afghan Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.
Tehran, May 8 (Xinhua-ANI): Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast reiterated on Tuesday his country's concerns over the security pact recently signed between the United States and Afghanistan.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India and the US Tuesday asked Pakistan to take "strong and more concerted" action against terror groups operating from its soil even as American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described the $10-million bounty on Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed as unmistakable "solidarity" with New Delhi.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India Tuesday asked Pakistan to dismantle its terror network and explained to the US its continued reliance on Iranian oil when External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna met Secretary of State Hillary Clinton here Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): Asserting that the United States will do everything to prevent terrorists from carrying out evil acts of violence, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said Pakistan needs to do more to stop being a launch-pad for terror.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Pakistan must act against terrorists including those who organised the Mumbai attack, India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Tuesday after meeting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed while attending a wedding party in an Afghan village as flood washed away several houses, a government official said. Locals believe over 100 people are still missing.
Kabul, May 7 (ANI): As part of an effort to quell violence and ensure peace with the Taliban, the United States for several years has been secretly releasing high-level prisoners from a military prison in Afghanistan.
Kabul, May 7 (Xinhua-ANI): Six civilians were killed as aircrafts of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) targeted a suspected hideout of Taliban militants in Sangin district of Helmand province, 555 km south of Afghan capital Kabul on Friday, a statement of Helmand provincial administration released on Monday said.
Sharan (Afghanistan), May 7 (Xinhua-ANI): Afghan Police killed four militants armed with weapons and suicide vests who seized a building and intended to attack government office buildings in Sharan, the provincial capital of eastern Paktika province, a provincial government spokesman said on Monday.
Washington, May 7 (ANI): The Taliban has grown stronger since President Barack Obama sent 33,000 more US troops to Afghanistan in 2010, according to Senate intelligence leaders.
Kabul, May 6 (IANS) Eight Taliban militants have been killed during joint operations of Afghan forces and NATO troops in various Afghan provinces, the interior ministry said Sunday.
Kabul, May 6 (Xinhua-ANI): At least four Taliban militants were killed Sunday in a clash in the western Afghan province of Farah, authorities said.
Kabul, May 6 (ANI): The in-laws of a 15-year-old Afghan girl, who was brutally tortured, beaten and locked in a basement for five months after she refused to become a prostitute, have been sentenced to ten years in prison for abuse and human rights violations.
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Aamir Khan's maiden episode of his first ever TV show "Satyamev Jayate" fetched rave reviews on Twitter Sunday, occupying the "top five trends" on the social networking site.
Tehran, May 6 (Xinhua-ANI): Iranian foreign ministry expressed concerns about the strategic partnership agreement signed by the United States and Afghanistan, local satellite Press TV reported on Sunday.
Washington, May 6 (ANI): American officials have abandoned their plans to form a US' diplomatic hub at a site in northern Afghanistan, deeming the location too dangerous, according to a report.
Kabul, May 6 (Xinhua-ANI): Eight Taliban rebels have been killed during joint Afghan forces and NATO-led coalition troops operations in eight Afghan provinces, the country's Interior Ministry said on Sunday.
Lashkar Gah, May 5 (Xinhua-ANI): Security forces have killed 17 Taliban commanders in Helmand province 555 km south of capital Kabul over the past two days, officials said Saturday.
Kabul, May 5 (IANS) As many as 36 Taliban militants have been killed, three injured and 28 captured by Afghan police backed by NATO-led troops, the interior ministry said Saturday.
Pune, May 4 (IANS) Top seeded Vasisht Cheruku defeated fellow-Indian and No.2 ranked Raghav Jaisinghani 6-3, 6-1 in the boys singles final of the PCLTA Cup Asian Under-14 tennis tournament here Friday.
Kabul, May 4 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai, explaining his signing of a strategic pact with the United States, said Washington has bowed to many of his demands.
Islamabad, May 3 (ANI): Pakistan's top political and military leadership is in a fix on how to repair troubled ties with the U.S. after Washington's reluctance to apologise over last year's Salala attacks, and halting drone strikes.
Kabul, May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday assured the country's neighbors that signing strategic partnership with the United States does not pose any threat to them.
Kabul, May 3 (ANI): US Ambassador Ryan Crocker has indicated that the pact between the U.S. and Afghanistan could leave the door open for continued drone strikes against insurgent targets in Pakistan after 2014, commenting on the deal signed in Kabul overnight by U.S. President Barack Obama and Afghan leader Hamid Karzai.There is nothing in this agreement that precludes the right of self-defence for either party and if there are attacks from the territory of any state aimed at us we have the inherent right of self-defence and will employ it," The Express Tribune quoted him, as saying.
Herat (Afghanistan), May 2 (Xinhua-ANI): A dozen armed Taliban militants gave up fighting and joined the government-backed peace process in Herat province 640 km west of capital Kabul on Wednesday, spokesman for the provincial government said.
Kabul, May 2 (Xinhua-ANI): Two soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) lost their lives as an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off in the eastern part of militancy-plagued Afghanistan on Wednesday, a statement released by the alliance here said.
Kabul, May 2 (ANI): Secrecy around U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Afghanistan was broken after continual chatter on Twitter about his visit.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) In a crucial step, India is likely to invite Pakistan for a regional conference of investors on Afghanistan here next month that is aimed at creating regional support for economic stability of the violence-torn country.
London, May 2 (ANI): The Taliban has accepted responsibility for a suicide car bomb blast in the Afghan capital Kabul that killed seven people, saying that the attack was a response to US President Barack Obama's surprise visit to the city hours earlier.
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Terrorist safe havens in Pakistan pose a tough challenge, a Pentagon report said as an American official admitted that a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan may be "hard" to work due to Pakistan's discomfort with a Kabul government too closely aligned with India.
Kabul, May 2 (ANI): Religious squads in parts of remote north-east Afghanistan still exercise strict control over the population, even though the Taliban regulations were abandoned in Kabul in 2001.
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Taliban militants carried out an audacious attack in Kabul only hours after US President Barack Obama visited the city, leaving 11 people including all five attackers dead.
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) All Taliban attackers have been killed and the fighting inside a residential compound used by foreign staff of international organizations here is over, authorities said.
At least eight people were killed and 17 injured in a massive suicide bomb attack in the capital.
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Eight people were killed and 17 injured in an audacious Taliban attack in the Afghan capital Wednesday, hours after US President Barack Obama's Kabul visit that came exactly a year after Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was gunned down in Pakistan.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Clarifying that there were no Indian casualties, India Wednesday said it was closely monitoring the situation in Kabul after eight people were killed and 17 injured in suicide bombings and a gunbattle in the Afghan capital.
Kabul, May 2 (ANI): US President Barack Obama, on a surprise visit to Afghanistan, has claimed that America's goal to defeat Al-Qaeda and deny the terror group a chance to rebuild was now 'within reach'.
Washington, May 2 (IANS) As President Barack Obama signed a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan, a senior official admitted it may be "hard" to work due to Pakistan's discomfort with a Kabul government too closely aligned with India.
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Eight people were killed and 17 injured in suicide bombings and a gunbattle in the Afghan capital Wednesday, hours after US President Barack Obama's Kabul visit that came exactly a year after Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was gunned down in Pakistan.
Washington, May 2 (IANS) US-led coalition forces have weakened the Taliban in Afghanistan, but terrorist safe havens in Pakistan and endemic corruption still pose tough challenges, a new Pentagon report says.
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Two suicide bombers struck near an American military base here, hours after US President Barack Obama left following a visit to the Afghan capital, officials said.
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) The US President Barack Obama signed a cooperation agreement with Afghanistan as he paid an unannounced visit to the war-torn country Tuesday on the first anniversary of the killing of Al Qaeda's ex-chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) US President Barack Obama arrived in Kabul late Tuesday on an unannounced visit to meet his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai, reported local media citing Afghan officials.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul on Tuesday said that a political approach was needed to counter the Taliban, and added that the Hamid Karzai-led government would be willing to talk with only those groups who recognise and respect the democratic set up and the sanctity of human rights.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A fortnight after multiple terror strikes, Afghanistan Tuesday sought India's assistance in equipping its security forces to counter the Taliban in the run-up to the 2014 withdrawal of international forces from the violence-torn country.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A fortnight after multiple terror strikes, Afghanistan Tuesday sought India's assistance in equipping its security forces, indicating increased security cooperation between the two countries in the run-up to the withdrawal of international forces from the violence-torn country.
Kabul, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): An Afghan policeman was injured Tuesday morning when a roadside bomb struck a police van in the country's eastern province of Khost, a provincial official said.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Foreign Ministers of India and Afghanistan met here on Tuesday and reviewed progress in bilateral ties.
Kabul, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): Afghan police, backed by army and NATO-led coalition forces, have eliminated 19 Taliban militants during cleanup operations across the country within the past 24 hours, the Afghan Interior Ministry said on Tuesday morning. "Afghan National Police (ANP), Afghan National Army, NDS or Afghan intelligence agency and Coalition Forces launched 11 joint cleanup operations in Kabul, Baghlan, Faryab, Kandahar, Helmand, Wardak, Logar, Khost, and Farah provinces over the past 24 hours," the ministry said in a statement.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Underlining its 'unwavering commitment' to the reconstruction of Afghanistan, India Tuesday said it will ensure that the country does not become 'a target for extremist forces' and stressed that New Delhi's security was intertwined with that of Kabul's stability.
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who worked with the late Achala Sachdev in "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham", remembers her as a soft-hearted and benevolent human being.
Kabul, May 1 (IANS) A total of 16 Taliban militants have surrendered before the Afghanistan government and joined its peace process, a government official said.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Building upon their landmark strategic pact, India and Afghanistan will Tuesday hold the maiden meeting of their newly-minted partnership council and explore ways of bolstering intelligence sharing system in the wake of recent serial terror strikes in the violence-afflicted country.
Pune, April 30 (IANS) Bollywood's quintessential on-screen mother Achala Sachdev, bed ridden for the last six months, has passed away in a hospital here, her physician said Monday. She was 91.
Islamabad, Apr 30 (ANI): A fresh drone strike by America in Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency, which killed three suspected militants and injured two, clearly indicates that the Central Investigation Agency would press ahead with its drone strikes in that country, despite the Parliament's demand to end the attacks.
Kabul, Apr 30 (Xinhua-ANI): Fourteen Taliban militants have been killed and 16 others detained during military operations conducted by Afghan forces and NATO-led coalition troops within the past 24 hours.
Bangalore (Karnataka), April 29 (ANI): The Talibanisation of certain elements in Pakistan is a serious concern for Indian security as far as threats posed by its neighbours is concerned, said Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne.
Lahore, Apr 29(ANI): U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has said that only Afghan leadership can resolve the Afghanistan issue and added that Pakistan and the United States can only give Kabul a helping hand.
Kabul, April 29 (Xinhua-ANI): Five Taliban militants have been killed and 21 others detained during operations during the past 24 hours, the Afghan Interior Ministry said Sunday morning.
Kabul, April 29 (IANS) A soldier with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) died Saturday in Afghanistan, a statement said.
Kabul, April 28 (IANS) At least 10 policemen were killed Saturday in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan's eastern Wardak province, Xinhua reported.
Bangalore, April 28 (IANS) Increasing Talibanisation of Pakistan and shifting of terror focus from AfPak region would pose a serious security threat to India in the next two years, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne said here Saturday.
Kabul, April 28 (IANS) At least two Taliban militants and two policemen were killed when the rebels Saturday attacked the office of the governor of Kandahar province in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.
Islamabad, Apr 28 (ANI): The latest talks on ending a diplomatic deadlock between the United States and Pakistan ended in failure on Friday over Pakistan's demands for an unconditional apology from the United States for the deadly airstrike by NATO craft in its territory.
Kabul, Apr 28 (Xinhua-ANI): Two local Haqqani leaders were detained Saturday in eastern Afghan province of Khost, the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) forces said.
Kabul, April 28 (IANS) A NATO soldier was killed Friday in a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan.
New York/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India's nominee, Justice Dalveer Bhandari, a sitting judge of the Supreme Court, has been elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the first time an Indian has managed to get this key international post in over two decades.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) In the backdrop of recent terror attacks in Afghanistan, United National Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday described the situation there as a source of "a strong sense of alarm and concern" and called for the international security force there to strengthen the Afghan forces to take charge in 2014 when they withdraw.
Kabul, April 27 (IANS) An Afghan soldier opened fire at NATO forces in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, killing a US serviceman and an Afghan interpreter, a media report said Friday.
Kabul, April 27 (ANI): The Taliban has closed down about 50 schools in southeastern Afghanistan, while the Afghan Government has banned the use of motorcycles in the southern districts of Ghazni Province.
Maidan Shar (Afghanistan), April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): Three civilians were killed and four other women injured Thursday when a mortar hit a house following a clash between Taliban and NATO-led forces in Afghan Wardak province, 35 km west of capital Kabul, the provincial government said.
Moscow, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The terms and goals of the projected US presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014 need to be clarified, the Russian foreign ministry said Thursday.
Kabul, April 26 (IANS) Two groups of Taliban - comprising 33 and 10 rebels - Thursday gave up arms and joined the peace process in Afghanistan, officials said.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a challenge to the candidature of one of its judges for appointment to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), saying it could not interfere in the matter.
Kabul, April 26 (IANS) At least three policemen were killed and 11 reported missing after a check post in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province was attacked by militants, said an official Thursday.
Islamabad, Apr 25 (ANI): An editorial in a Pakistan daily has said the country should support the reconciliation process between the militants and the governments in Kabul and Washington, instead of following the so-called policy of strategic depth, which has only brought about severe political, social and economic damage to the country.
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Top Pakistani, Afghan and US diplomats will meet in Islamabad April 26-27 to review the peace process in Afghanistan, the Pakistani foreign ministry said Wednesday.
Islamabad, Apr 25 (ANI): Pakistan and the U.S. have ended up in a deadlock over the issue of a public apology for last year's deadly NATO airstrike, resulting in an indefinite delay in the much-anticipated re-engagement process between the two allies.
Manila, Apr 25 (Xinhua-ANI): A trial court judge was killed in an ambush Tuesday night in central Philippine province of Negros Occidental, police said on Wednesday.
Kabul, Apr 25 (Xinhua-ANI): A total of 20 Taliban militants have been killed and 11 others detained during joint military operations within the past 24 hours across the country, the Afghan Interior Ministry said Wednesday morning.
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Warning that developments in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and China's strategic rivalry with India and Japan will have security implications for Asia, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday said that these threats and future challenges cannot be appreciated by other nations from outside the region.
Kabul, April 24 (IANS) At least 20 Taliban militants, including four commanders, have been killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Xinhua reported Tuesday.
London, April 24 (ANI): As Vladimir Putin prepares to become Russia's President for an unprecedented third time, speculation is mounting as to why his wife Lyudmila Putina is never seen by his side.
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) After teaming up in movies like "Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman", "Darr", "Yes Boss" and "Duplicate", popular onscreen duo Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla would soon recreate their magic in a television commercial.
Kabul, Apr 24 (Xinhua-ANI): Eight Taliban militants have been killed and 15 suspects arrested during cleanup operations in different Afghan provinces within the past 24 hours, the country's.
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): US Congressmen Dana Rohrabacher, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has said that he was barred from entering into Afghanistan because of his critical views over that country's government.
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and Kerala governments on a petition by the Italian government seeking the custody of its two marines currently in judicial custody for killing two Indian fishermen after mistaking them for pirates.
Kabul, April 23 (IANS) Two NATO soldiers died in a blast in eastern Afghanistan, the military alliance said Monday.
Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least three people were injured Sunday after a bomb went off in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz, Xinhua reported.
Puk-e-Khumri (Afghanistan), April 22 (Xinhua-ANI): Heavy rains and floods have claimed the lives of at least seven people and destroyed dozens of houses in Baghlan province, 160 km north of Kabul over the past two days, a local official said Sunday.
Kabul, April 21 (IANS) Afghan security forces have seized 10,000 kg of explosives from five militants, including three Pakistanis, who were planning to carry out multiple strikes in Kabul, an official said Saturday.
Islamabad, Apr 20(ANI): Pakistan has invited the new head of the Afghanistan High Peace Council, Salahuddin Rabbani, for a visit this year, diplomatic officials have said.
Kabul, Apr 20(ANI): US ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker has called on Pakistan to target the Haqqani Network, saying there was "no question" that the group mounted recent co-ordinated attacks on Kabul and other areas over the weekend.
Washington, Apr 19(ANI): The recent attacks in Afghanistan signals a connection to terrorist groups who have benefited from the shelter that has been provided to them by Pakistan, according to Lisa Curtis, a South Asia senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington.
Washington, April 18 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon E. Panetta Wednesday rejected the conduct depicted in two-year-old photos of several US soldiers posing with corpses of Afghan militants, released in a front page story of the Los Angeles Times.