A faction of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the town of Ghalanai in the Mohmand Agency.
Human Rights Watch has described the treatment of Afghans in Pakistan as “a toxic combination of deportation threats and police abuses”
US military officials say their aircraft have conducted around 30 air strikes in Helmand in the past week.
Since ISIS presence in Afghanistan is still a secondary threat, Afghanistan should degrade Taliban’s terror structure before shifting the focus of the war.
The bomber appeared to have entered an area where guards were performing security checks when he detonated the explosives.
Casualties among children spiked by 24% in 2016, largely as a result of a major increase in casualties from unexploded ordnance.
In a country where women’s sport is severely restricted, the Shaolin Wushu club in a part of Kabul that is home to the Hazara community is a rare exception.
Journalists in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas are in a perilous position as they become targets for militants who view them as pro-government.
Atta Mohammad Noor, governor of Balkh in northern Afghanistan, is in talks with President Ashraf Ghani to join the central government.
In its annual Corruption Perceptions Index for 2016 the anti-corruption watchdog observed that populist leaders promising to end corruption may in fact be feeding it.
Only adhering to the dominant western narrative can we say ‘post-truth’ is a recent phenomenon. The Indian scenario suggests the contrary.
Human rights and other groups are now worried that president-elect Donald Trump will conduct drone strikes more aggressively.
More than 100 women who have lost their loved ones to ISIS have joined the fight against the most feared terrorist group acting as unorganised vigilantes.
The collapsed bridge has become a lifeline for civilians who take suitcases to escape east to Zuhur, while those who come back bring supplies.
The rising influx of refugees will put pressure on the limited resources of Afghanistan, which has already been ravaged by war for more than a decade.
The Ministry of Interior raised the death toll from the Kabul attack to 38, while 13 people were confirmed dead in Kandahar, where diplomats were killed while on a visit to open an orphanage.
The militant movement immediately claimed responsibility for the attack saying its target was a minibus carrying staff from the National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency.
The CPEC may be a bilateral endeavour, but New Delhi cannot ignore its spillover effects on regional governance and regime creation in South Asia.
Speaking at the external affairs ministry’s mid-term press conference, M.J. Akbar criticised the trilateral meeting on Taliban for excluding Afghanistan.
Chanting “Death to the enemies of Afghanistan!” and “Death to Daesh!”, the protesters in the city of Herat marched on the governor’s office, carrying pictures of Shiites killed in recent attacks.
A round-up of major happenings in Afghanistan in the last week.
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Although repatriation is not compulsory, Islamabad has stepped up pressure to send people back and numbers have risen sharply in recent months.
A giant set of security gates brought in from China to protect Kabul from large bombs and drug smuggling has not been installed for five months.
Indian officials say the arrest of an ISIS fighter who claims to have been preparing to attack the Indian consulate in Jalalabad is “vindication” of New Delhi’s belief of strong Pakistani links propping up the militant group’s operations in Afghanistan.
Afghan authorities are appealing to local elders in the eastern province of Nuristan to help prevent militants loyal to ISIS from expanding into new territory.
Russia’s budding military relationship with Pakistan was “purely commercial,” he said, unlike the “special” partnership with India.
The summit declaration called for regional and international cooperation to eliminate terrorism
Javad Zarif said terrorism is the product not of Islam “as some of the new people being talked about in US say” but of a perversion of Islam that the US itself promoted for 40 years.
Hamid Karzai may have retired, but he is still keeping a close eye on political affairs in Afghanistan and building ties with different groups in the country.
Over 30 people were killed and dozens were wounded in the attack in the Afghan capital that targeted the Shi’ite community.
The external affairs ministry has asked the finance ministry to increase the limit on withdrawals from embassy bank accounts, but it is yet to receive a response, but it is yet to receive a response.
State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said the US was not a party to the Rome Statute that created the ICC in The Hague and had not consented to ICC jurisdiction.
The results of a full investigation could potentially lead to charges being brought against individuals and the issuing of an arrest warrant.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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Abuses by local commanders with private militias and beyond the purview of the central government have also driven people into the hands of Islamist fighters.
All the women who graduate from the academy will go into one of several non-combat roles including management, HR, logistics, radio operations or intelligence.
Fifteen years after the US invaded Afghanistan to topple the Taliban rulers who had harboured al Qaeda militants who attacked the US, the Taliban have made major gains and are estimated to control more territory than at any time since 2001.
Women in the Afghan society have limited freedom to work outside their homes, and working on construction sites is considered by many as a step too far.