Moscow/UNI/SPUTNIK: Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar has met with NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative for Afghanistan Stefano Pontecorvo to discuss further cooperation after the international troops withdrawal, the Afghan Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: At least 20 people, including civilians, have died and another 90 were injured during the last four days of ongoing fighting with the Taliban (a terror group, banned in Russia) in the Afghan city of Herat and its outskirts, the Tolo News TV channel reports.
Washington/Islamabad/UNI: Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf has said that Pakistan cannot bear the burden of hosting more Afghan refugees and that arrangements should be made to keep displaced Afghans inside their country instead of pushing them into Pakistan.
New York: More women and children were killed and wounded in Afghanistan in the first half of 2021 than in the first six months of any year since records began in 2009, a United Nations report revealed on Monday.
Kabul: Civilian casualties in Afghanistan in the first half of 2021 reached record levels, including a particularly sharp increase in killings and injuries since May when international military forces began their withdrawal and the fighting intensified following the Taliban’s offensive, the UN said on Monday.
Kabul/New Delhi/UNI: Pakistan is extending extensive support to Taliban which is trying to capture power in Afghanistan and has sent hundreds of Army personnel and thousands cadres of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit to fight alongside the extremist group against the government forces, according to security and intelligence inputs from the war-torn nation.
Kabul: US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has said America will keep on supporting the Afghanistan government to ensure the safety of the country.
Kabul: Afghanistan vice president Amrullah Saleh has said he can show evidence to prove Pakistan is providing air support to the Taliban.
Kabul: Afghanistan witnessed the deaths of 119 people, including 102 security force members, during two days of clashes and security incidents on June 3 and 4, media reports said.
Kabul/New York/IBNS: Attacks by all parties to Afghanistan’s armed conflict in 2019 took a devastating toll on civilians, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday in its World Report 2020.
New York: In the wake of a surge in violent strikes by Taliban extremists in Afghanistan over the past week, the country’s top UN envoy has pleaded for an end to the fighting through a negotiated peace settlement, and an end to the “indescribable loss” suffered by victims’ loved ones
Sochi, May 15 (Sputnik/UNI) Russian President Vladimir Putin told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during the Tuesday talks that settlement of the Afghan conflict was a difficult process as well as pointed out the need to reach progress and boost cooperation on the issue, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov told reporters.
Kabul, May 6 (IBNS): At least 10 people were killed when a blast rocked a mosque in Khost city in southeast of Afghanistan on Sunday, media reports said.
Washington, May 4 (IBNS): The US has said that it believes Pakistan has more oppurtunities to fight terrorism and help to ensure stability in Afghanistan.
New York, May 4 (IBNS): An incident of violence against health-care facilities or personnel has taken place every single week since the passage two years ago of a U.N. Security Council Resolution meant to increase respect for the sanctity of health care, said International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).