Terrorists attack UN compound in Afghanistan, police guard killed

An Afghan police guard was killed Friday when a United Nations compound came under attack in Herat, officials said, as fighting raged between government forces and the Taliban on the outskirts of the western city. Violence has surged across the country since early May, when the Taliban launched a sweeping offensive as the US-led foreign forces began a final … Continue reading Terrorists attack UN compound in Afghanistan, police guard killed

China shows support for Taliban

The photo stands out: three Chinese diplomats in dark suits are surrounded by nine Taliban leaders, in shalwar kameez (long tunic), turbans and brush beards. Not a smile. Communist China, deeply anti-religious and engaged in a fierce repression of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, a region bordering Afghanistan, where beards and other religious symbols are enough … Continue reading China shows support for Taliban

Biden explains action near tombstones of US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

As President Joe Biden stood in the rain on Wednesday among the tombstones of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan, thoughts of his late son Beau were not far from his mind as he explained his decision to begin America’s exit from its longest war. The president’s elder son earned the Bronze Star while serving in … Continue reading Biden explains action near tombstones of US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Afghan president hopeful of a peace treaty with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday that peace talks with the Taliban could begin "in a week's time," following the completion of a crucial prisoner exchange. "To demonstrate the government's commitment to peace, the Islamic Republic will soon complete the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners," Ghani told senior officials at the presidential palace. "With this … Continue reading Afghan president hopeful of a peace treaty with Taliban

Afghan’s 2019 presidential election threatened by corruption

Accusations of fraud and misconduct, more than scores of Taliban attacks, threatened to overwhelm the results of Saturday's vote for the next president of Afghanistan, denying the winner legitimacy and frustrating efforts to restart peace talks to end 18 years of war. When polls closed Saturday, Afghanistan's Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi said there had been … Continue reading Afghan’s 2019 presidential election threatened by corruption

Vladimir Voronkov: ISIL still has about 20,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq

These were among the key findings in a new United Nations report into the threats posed by ISIL presented to the UN Security Council on Thursday by senior UN counter-terrorism officials The report also detailed how UN Member States and the UN system are continuing to strengthen, refine and promote the effective use of tools and measures to address … Continue reading Vladimir Voronkov: ISIL still has about 20,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq

14 civilians and military forces killed at Kabul International Airport

A suicide bomber carried out an attack near the Kabul airport Sunday, killing 14 people and narrowly missing Afghanistan's vice president, who was returning home after living in Turkey for over a year, security officials said. According to a report from the Associated Press, the blast occurred near Kabul International Airport shortly after the convoy of the … Continue reading 14 civilians and military forces killed at Kabul International Airport

Journalists murdered in Afghanistan war remind us of the need for peace

The United Nations (UN), Amnesty International and Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), among other concerned citizens around the world, have condemned the incessant murders in Afghanistan and called for peace among all warring parties. Afghan Journalist, Sabawoon Kakar, is laid to rest after a bomb attack in Kabul on 30 April 2018, which killed eight … Continue reading Journalists murdered in Afghanistan war remind us of the need for peace

ISIS claims responsibility for dozens killed in Kabul

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a blast that targeted a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday. The blast was carried out by a suicide bomber and claimed at least 31 lives, with 54 others sustaining injuries, officials said. https://twitter.com/ZHassani7/status/987930630414577665 No other details were communicated by the AMAQ, the militant group's news agency. … Continue reading ISIS claims responsibility for dozens killed in Kabul

Suicide Bomber killed dozens and injured more than 40 in Kabul

At least 24 persons have been confirmed dead, and over 40 injured in a suicide bombing attack on Monday. The horrific incident occurred in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, officials said. Media reports confirm a Toyota Corolla driver was behind the car bombing. The suicide attacker reportedly collided with a commuter bus carrying a … Continue reading Suicide Bomber killed dozens and injured more than 40 in Kabul