3 Civilians Killed as Blast Targets Govt Employees Bus in Kabul

Three civilians were killed and 11 more were wounded after a bus carrying government employees was targeted by a blast in Kabul on Thursday morning, police said.  The incident happened at around 7:20 am local time in Sar-e-Kotal area in … Read More

UN Chief Appoints Personal Envoy on Afghanistan

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday appointed veteran French diplomat Jean Arnault as his personal envoy on Afghanistan and regional issues, according to a UN statement.  This comes as Afghan political leaders, foreign envoys and the Taliban members are … Read More

Russia Recalls Ambassador Following Biden Comments

WHITE HOUSE – Officials in Washington are reacting calmly to Moscow summoning home its ambassador to the United States for consultations about the deteriorated bilateral relationship. The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday, in explaining Anatoly Antonov’s temporary return home, stated: … Read More

US Officials Reject Claims Terrorists Trying to Enter from Mexico

U.S. homeland security officials are pushing back against claims that known and suspected terrorists are trying to sneak into the country from Mexico, calling such incidents “very uncommon.” Republican lawmakers have been sounding alarms about what they say is a … Read More

Kremlin Denies Meddling in 2020 US Elections

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday a U.S. intelligence report indicating Russia meddled in 2020 U.S. elections was “wrong and has absolutely no foundation and evidence.” Peskov was reacting to a report released Tuesday by the Office of the … Read More

Pakistan gives another extension to helicopter deal with Turkey

Pakistan has given another extension to a helicopter deal with Turkey, giving Ankara six more months to deliver the aircraft, a US defence publication reported this week. — Anadolu Agency WASHINGTON: Pakistan has given another extension to a helicopter deal … Read More

Maritime safety, defence deals and regional issues to be discussed with the US

At the end of the visit, a joint statement is likely to be issued which will highlight the issues that were discussed. Fighter jets including the Boeing Company’s F15EX for the Indian Air Force’s Requirement off 114 and F/A-18 Super … Read More

Pakistan’s Khan Lauds Biden’s Afghan Peace Plan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan commended U.S. President Joe Biden Wednesday for pressing ahead with efforts aimed at finding a political settlement to almost two decades of war in Afghanistan. Khan told an officially sponsored conference in Islamabad, … Read More

E.U. unveils vaccine passport plan to enable summer travel

BERLIN — The European Union on Wednesday launched a closely-watched effort to create a joint vaccination passport for its more than 440 million citizens and residents, embarking on a tightrope walk between economic pressures, discrimination fears and concerns over Europe’s … Read More

Abdullah-led Delegation Leaves for Moscow Conference

Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, joined by political leaders and peace negotiators left Kabul on Wednesday to Russia for Moscow conference on Afghan peace, his office confirmed.   “We acknowledge the pivotal role of Afghanistan’s … Read More

US-Taliban deal ‘not solidly negotiated’ and still under review: Biden

US President Joe Biden has said it will be tough to meet the May 1 troop withdrawal deadline but that he has not yet made the decision as to when troops will leave. In an interview with ABC news on … Read More

More than 2,000 Afghan children killed or wounded in 2020: AIHRC

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said Wednesday that in the past 25 days at least five children were killed and 29 others wounded in the ongoing conflict in the country. Speaking at the launch of two children’s story books … Read More

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