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Taliban using drones to drop bombs, says Afghan spy chief

The Taliban have deployed small drones to drop bombs on government forces in some recent attacks, Afghanistan’s spy chief said Mo...

Nine Australian troops committed suicide in last 3 weeks a...

Nine Australian servicemen have taken their own lives over the last three weeks, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Monday, amid the...

ISIS attack hits Kabul as Pompeo joins Afghanistan peace t...

Mortar shells slammed into a residential area of Afghanistan’s capital and killed eight people Saturday, hours before outgoing US...

Kabul attacks part of US proxy war: Iran

Iran has condemned Saturday's rocket attacks in Kabul calling it “an example of proxy war” in war-torn Afghanistan. A stat...

Boeing Insitu to supply 15 ScanEagle UAVs to Afghan army

A ScanEagle prepares for launch in Helmand, Afghanistan Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is awarded a $9,769,387 modification to f...

Calls for UK to investigate possible war crimes in Afghani...

The UK government should establish an independent inquiry to review and investigate any allegation of unlawful killings by British spec...

After Afghans, Pakistanis have the greatest stake in Afgha...

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday reiterated that there was no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan, saying peace in the...

Turkey voices support for Afghan peace process

The head of Afghanistan’s peace talks, Abdullah Abdullah, visited the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Thursday for a series of meetin...

Australian special forces ‘unlawfully killed’ 39 in Afghan...

Australia’s elite special forces “unlawfully killed” 39 Afghan civilians and prisoners, including summary executions...

Afghanistan seeks Pakistan’s support for cease-fire

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday sought the support of visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to reduce surging violence...

Pentagon confirms troops drawdown plan in Afghanistan

The Pentagon on Tuesday confirmed that U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq will be reduced to 2,500 level respectively by mid-January 2...

NATO chief warns of ‘high’ price of hasty Afghan withdrawa...

A “hasty” pullout of US and allied troops from Afghanistan could exact a “high price”, NATO Secretary-General J...

US-Taliban deal cannot be basis for all topics in talks: A...

The US-Taliban agreement-signed in Doha in February-can not be the basis for all topics that will be discussed in the peace negotiation...

MD Helicopters awarded contract for Afghan Air Force MD-53...

MD Helicopters Inc., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $34,042,295 modification to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0038 for logistics support for the A...

Iran in favor of ‘responsible’ Afghanistan withdrawal

Amidst reports about the Trump administration’s bid for an early pullout of its forces from Afghanistan, a senior Iranian officia...

What does Biden’s win mean for Afghanistan?

Former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected as the new president of the US, although his victory has not been acknowledged by Pres...

Afghanistan: Suicide car bomb blast in Kabul kills many so...

A suicide car bomb exploded at the western entry gate of the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least three soldiers and wounding four ot...

Trump Pentagon purge could accelerate his goal to pull tro...

Consistent is not the adjective many would use to describe President Trump’s national security policy. But there is one goal he h...

Taliban angle for commitment to deal from incoming US admi...

Even the Taliban seem to know there will be a new American president come early 2021 and are angling for continued commitment to the de...

Australia to prosecute troops for war crimes in Afghanista...

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Australia on Thursday announced a new investigative agency to build criminal cases again...

Pakistani al-Qaeda bomb-maker killed in Afghanistan

A Pakistani bomb-maker who trained Taliban members before switching allegiance to al-Qaeda has been killed in a security operation in w...