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2018-02-23 Energy

Regional officials break ground on Afghan section of TAPI pipeline

Officials from the participating nations -- Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India -- have lauded the progress as a new step in co-operation.

2018-02-23 Energy

Regional officials break ground on Afghan section of TAPI pipeline

Officials from the participating nations -- Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India -- have lauded the progress as a new step in co-operation.

2018-02-23 Security

Jawzjan security improves as former Taliban, ISIS militants join peace process

Thirteen former militants recently left the battlefields and joined the peace process, calling on others to follow suit.

2018-02-23 Security

Jawzjan security improves as former Taliban, ISIS militants join peace process

Thirteen former militants recently left the battlefields and joined the peace process, calling on others to follow suit.

2018-02-22 Security

Iran exploits Fatemiyoun recruits as pawns in geopolitical game

As the conflict in Syria winds down, there are concerns that Iran will use the Fatemiyoun Division to realise its political ambitions in Afghanistan and beyond.

2018-02-22 Security

Iran exploits Fatemiyoun recruits as pawns in geopolitical game

As the conflict in Syria winds down, there are concerns that Iran will use the Fatemiyoun Division to realise its political ambitions in Afghanistan and beyond.

2018-02-21 Media

Sputnik, a rumour-mongering website based on lies: Afghan officials

News websites such as the Russian outlet Sputnik lack journalistic integrity, routinely publishing inaccurate news and exaggerations, according to observers.

2018-02-21 Media

Sputnik, a rumour-mongering website based on lies: Afghan officials

News websites such as the Russian outlet Sputnik lack journalistic integrity, routinely publishing inaccurate news and exaggerations, according to observers.

2018-02-20 Security

Crackdown on Helmand drug labs cripples Taliban

So far, Afghan forces and the international coalition have destroyed more than 39 Taliban drug labs, financially crippling the group, local officials say.

2018-02-20 Security

Crackdown on Helmand drug labs cripples Taliban

So far, Afghan forces and the international coalition have destroyed more than 39 Taliban drug labs, financially crippling the group, local officials say.

2018-02-19 Security

Officials see 2018 as 'game changer' in Afghan conflict

Coalition and Afghan air strikes in Afghanistan have gained intensity, and militant groups are 'feeling it'.

2018-02-19 Security

Officials see 2018 as 'game changer' in Afghan conflict

Coalition and Afghan air strikes in Afghanistan have gained intensity, and militant groups are 'feeling it'.

2018-02-16 Diplomacy

Uzbekistan boosts support for Afghan peace and development

Uzbekistan is demonstrating its readiness to support the Afghan government's effort to build a peaceful future, officials and specialists say.

2018-02-16 Diplomacy

Uzbekistan boosts support for Afghan peace and development

Uzbekistan is demonstrating its readiness to support the Afghan government's effort to build a peaceful future, officials and specialists say.

2018-02-15 Terrorism

Terrorist attacks in Afghanistan inflicted record civilian death toll in 2017

Civilian casualties from suicide and bombings increased last year as the Taliban and ISIS targeted non-combatants, according to UNAMA.

2018-02-15 Terrorism

Terrorist attacks in Afghanistan inflicted record civilian death toll in 2017

Civilian casualties from suicide and bombings increased last year as the Taliban and ISIS targeted non-combatants, according to UNAMA.

2018-02-15 Security

Russia and Iran behind the rising insecurity in Farah Province

The two countries want to help create a strategic transit corridor for Taliban militants through Farah Province to reach other provinces of Afghanistan, local officials say.

2018-02-15 Security

Russia and Iran behind the rising insecurity in Farah Province

The two countries want to help create a strategic transit corridor for Taliban militants through Farah Province to reach other provinces of Afghanistan, local officials say.

2018-02-14 Security

Military coalition, Pakistan pledge to fight on same side in Afghanistan

The two-day meeting in Kabul of military officials from 12 countries -- including Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United States -- concluded with pledges to fight terrorism and narcotics together.

2018-02-14 Security

Military coalition, Pakistan pledge to fight on same side in Afghanistan

The two-day meeting in Kabul of military officials from 12 countries -- including Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United States -- concluded with pledges to fight terrorism and narcotics together.

2018-02-14 Crime & Justice

Afghan media group seeks justice at ICC for terrorists' crimes

Terrorist attacks against journalists are war crimes and crimes against humanity that fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, according to Afghan media rights advocate NAI.

2018-02-14 Crime & Justice

Afghan media group seeks justice at ICC for terrorists' crimes

Terrorist attacks against journalists are war crimes and crimes against humanity that fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, according to Afghan media rights advocate NAI.

2018-02-13 Security

Taliban militants join peace process in Sar-e-Pul, regret past violence

'We joined the peace process to save our children and our people from misery,' one former Taliban militant said.

2018-02-13 Security

Taliban militants join peace process in Sar-e-Pul, regret past violence

'We joined the peace process to save our children and our people from misery,' one former Taliban militant said.

2018-02-13 Security

Top military chiefs meet in Kabul to discuss regional security

'The path to regional peace and stability passes through Afghanistan,' said Pakistani Chief Of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

2018-02-13 Security

Top military chiefs meet in Kabul to discuss regional security

'The path to regional peace and stability passes through Afghanistan,' said Pakistani Chief Of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

2018-02-12 Security

Afghanistan's Special Operations Corps brings fight to terrorists

Over the past nine months, the force has killed 6,101 terrorists and wounded 3,285 others, according to the commander of the unit.

2018-02-12 Security

Afghanistan's Special Operations Corps brings fight to terrorists

Over the past nine months, the force has killed 6,101 terrorists and wounded 3,285 others, according to the commander of the unit.

2018-02-09 Security

'When will you stop murdering our children?' Afghans ask Taliban

A suicide bomber detonated an ambulance packed with explosives on January 27 in Kabul, killing 103 and wounding 235. The impact of the blast will be felt for generations.

2018-02-09 Security

'When will you stop murdering our children?' Afghans ask Taliban

A suicide bomber detonated an ambulance packed with explosives on January 27 in Kabul, killing 103 and wounding 235. The impact of the blast will be felt for generations.

2018-02-08 Security

Russia and Iran support the Taliban, says Afghan intelligence chief

In a recent interview, Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, the head of Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security, said evidence proves Moscow and Tehran are helping the Taliban.

2018-02-08 Security

Russia and Iran support the Taliban, says Afghan intelligence chief

In a recent interview, Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, the head of Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security, said evidence proves Moscow and Tehran are helping the Taliban.

2018-02-07 Security

Dur Baba residents secure district, seek reconstruction assistance

Residents in Dur Baba District, Nangarhar Province, declared unity against the enemies of Afghanistan and asked the provincial government to invest in infrastructure projects.

2018-02-07 Security

Dur Baba residents secure district, seek reconstruction assistance

Residents in Dur Baba District, Nangarhar Province, declared unity against the enemies of Afghanistan and asked the provincial government to invest in infrastructure projects.

2018-02-07 Security

Coalition forces strike Taliban, ISIS in northern Afghanistan

US and Afghan forces are unleashing air and ground campaigns against insurgent revenue sources, training facilities and support networks.

2018-02-07 Security

Coalition forces strike Taliban, ISIS in northern Afghanistan

US and Afghan forces are unleashing air and ground campaigns against insurgent revenue sources, training facilities and support networks.

2018-02-06 Security

ISIS members quit fight against government, join peace process in Jawzjan

Upon realising the oppression and brutality of their actions, an ISIS commander and 12 other militants surrendered their weapons and pledged to join the peace process.

2018-02-06 Security

ISIS members quit fight against government, join peace process in Jawzjan

Upon realising the oppression and brutality of their actions, an ISIS commander and 12 other militants surrendered their weapons and pledged to join the peace process.

2018-02-05 Women's Rights

Afghan women boost presence in politics, security agencies

For example, 67 of the 249 members of the Wolesi Jirga are women, and currently 3,400 women are serving in the armed forces, a number that is expected to grow to 10,000 in next ten years.

2018-02-05 Women's Rights

Afghan women boost presence in politics, security agencies

For example, 67 of the 249 members of the Wolesi Jirga are women, and currently 3,400 women are serving in the armed forces, a number that is expected to grow to 10,000 in next ten years.

2018-02-02 Terrorism

Ghani vows 'revenge' for deadly attacks, says 11 arrested

"People will not forget," said the president.

2018-02-02 Terrorism

Ghani vows 'revenge' for deadly attacks, says 11 arrested

"People will not forget," said the president.

2018-02-02 Security

Taliban militants lay down arms, join government forces in Kapisa

Expressing regret for their previous activities, 56 former Taliban militants surrendered their weapons and promised to fight alongside Afghan government forces.

2018-02-02 Security

Taliban militants lay down arms, join government forces in Kapisa

Expressing regret for their previous activities, 56 former Taliban militants surrendered their weapons and promised to fight alongside Afghan government forces.

2018-02-01 Security

Taliban, ISIS clashes intensify in Jawzjan Province

Clashes between ISIS and Taliban groups have resulted in dozens of militants killed and injured, officials say, warning that a 'much fiercer' battle could take place in the near future.

2018-02-01 Security

Taliban, ISIS clashes intensify in Jawzjan Province

Clashes between ISIS and Taliban groups have resulted in dozens of militants killed and injured, officials say, warning that a 'much fiercer' battle could take place in the near future.

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