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KABUL (Pajhwok): The Taliban would seize President Ashraf Ghani´s offer to recognise the movement as a legitimate political group, hopes the EU´s special ambassador to Afghanistan Roland Kobia, following a meeting with his Chinese counterpart... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Austria has deported two Afghan and their three young children after they were denied asylum, the BBC reported on Wednesday. The Austrian government decided they should be returned to Croatia because it was their point of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan eliminated New Zealand from the ICC U-19 World Cup, notching up a massive 202-run triumph over the highly-fancied hosts at the Hagley Oval on Thursday. By virtue of the emphatic win, the fast-rising Afghans have... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): At least seven people were killed and 25 others wounded in a suicide attack in the capital of Pakistan southwestern Balochistan province on Tuesday evening. Five security personnel and two civilians were among the fatalities... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Trump administration’s new strategy for South Asia does not mean a return to US-led combat operations in Afghanistan, the Pentagon says. The key to success lay in improving Afghan forces’ capabilities and allowing them to... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Paris would host the first-ever international festival of Persian-speaking communities in Europe in January, an Iranian newspaper reported on Monday. Music, literature, photography, visual arts and stand-up comedy will be part of... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has had long-standing ties to the Haqqani network and the Afghan Taliban, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson informed US lawmakers on Monday night. Relations with the militant organisations might have helped Pakistan’s... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): New Delhi police have arrested an Afghan citizen and recovered more than a kilogram of heroin he had swallowed, Indian media reported on Tuesday.  Qari Mohammad Hanif -- alias Samadi -- has possesses two Afghan passports and... read more
KABUL, May 11, 2017: First round of Women Futsal tournament was held in Kabul among eight teams
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan were decisively thrashed by hosts Iran in their match of the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal Championship qualification tournament, an Iranian TV channel reported on Monday. The Iranians... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Undocumented Afghan refugees living in Mohmand Agency have been given a week to leave the tribal region, bordering eastern Kunar province, The political administration has issued notices to all unregistered Afghan refugees to... read more
QUETTA (Pajhwok): Afghan and Pakistani military officials have agreed to resolve the issue of border villages through negotiations which will be held after Eid ul Fitr. The decision came during a flag meeting in the Afghan border town of Vesh... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 20 people were killed and nearly 50 others wounded in a blast at a vegetable market in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Kurram on Saturday morning. “At least 20 people have been killed and 49 others wounded,”... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): A London court is set to decide today (Wednesday) on the bail of application of a British soldier sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of killing an injured Afghan. Sergeant Alexander Blackman, 42, has moved the... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Heart of Asia Conference is reaffirmed the commitment of the international community to durable peace and lasting political stability in Afghanistan, facing the gravest... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday blasted Pakistan for exporting terror and providing shelter to militants staging attacks in his conflict-devastated country. Addressing the Heart of Asia Conference in Amritsar, the president... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistani Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz met on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar on Sunday. Hours after arriving in the state of Punjab, they conferred... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has underlined the imperative of eradicating the scourge of terrorism to foster stability in Afghanistan and the region at large, a news report said on Sunday. Modi made the remarks at a... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif said on Saturday he would call on President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia Conference,penciled in for Dec 3-4 in the Indian city of Amritsar. Speaking to journalists on his... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): China has vehemently denied its troops crossed the border into northeastern Afghanistan for patrolling the Little Pamir region of the war-torn country. At a regular news briefing in Beijing on Wednesday, a defence ministry... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will co-chair the two-day Heart of Asia conference on Afghanistan in Amritsar. Scheduled to begin on Saturday, the conference would be attended by... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Despite border skirmishes and political tensions, Pakistan has confirmed its participation in the Heart of Asia Conference, scheduled to be held next month in India. Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has held talks with Kazakhstan Bakhytzhan Sagintayev on issues of bilateral interest in Bishkek. Both are currently in Bishkek to attend the 15th meeting of the Council of Heads... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Seeking national consensus on the knotty issue, Islamabad has deferred a decision on a comprehensive strategy for the repatriation of Afghan citizens. The subject came up for discussion at a meeting of the federal cabinet in... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan ambassador to Pakistan on Wednesday voiced his disappointment over the rejection of Sharbat Gula’s bail application by an immigration court in Peshawar. Despite assurances from Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): An Afghan refugee woman, whose arrest has hogged headlines around the globe and drew howls of protests, is suffering from hepatitis-C, a court in Peshawar was informed on Tuesday. Sharbat Gula, who shot into worldwide... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): As Pakistan deployed more troops on its border with Afghanistan, 15 Taliban insurgents were killed in airstrike in the tribal region o Khyber, security official claimed. A dozen fighters were wounded on Tuesday when military... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Senior American and Pakistani officials will discuss recent developments in Afghanistan and the overall situation in the region later this week, a well-placed source said on Thursday. US Special Representative for Afghanistan... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The five-year-old Afghan boy, who shot into prominence on social media after wearing a homemade shirt with soccer star Lionel Messi’s number 10,has arrived in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province. Murtaza Ahmedi,... read more
KABUL (Pajhwok): New Delhi is all poised to host the annual Heart of Asia Conference (Istanbul process) on Afghanistan today (Tuesday). The last ministerial conference was held in Islamabad, where a flurry of meetings on the sidelines of the... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): At least 17 people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a court’s compound in the Charsadda district of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The bomber detonated his explosives when a... read more
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Pakistan Taliban hiding in Afghanistan are joining the self-styled Islamic State group in that country, the Afghan ambassador says. “An example of this is the attempt by some former Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)... read more