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Amrullah Saleh urges UN to prevent 'Taliban's onslaught into Panjshir'

Afghanistan's caretaker president Amrullah Saleh has urged the United Nations to do everything in its power to prevent the Taliban from running over the resistance stronghold in Panjshir valley.

Pakistan: Sindh police chief warns about possible terror attack

Sindh police chief Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar, taking notice of intelligence reports and interrogations of militants of different groups conducted by counterterrorism wings, has issued an alert for a possible terror attack by  separatist outfits in the Pakistani region in the upcoming days.

China promised to maintain embassy in Kabul, increase humanitarian aid, says Taliban

Beijing/Kabul: China has promised to maintain its embassy in Afghanistan and also increase humanitarian aid to the war-torn country, a Taliban spokesman said Friday, according to media reports.

Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar to head the Afghan govt: Report

Kabul: Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar will lead a new Afghan government that will be announced soon, sources in the fighter group said, reported media.

IED blast in South Waziristan leaves Pakistan soldier dead

Karachi: A Pakistan soldier died in an improvised explosive device blast in the country's South Waziristan district on Monday, officials said.

Taliban kills folk musician Fawad Andarabi : Report

Kabul: Taliban has gunned down a folk singer in Baghlan province, where the resistance forces are giving a tough fight to the militant group and have reportedly recovered some areas, according to media reports.

UNSC drops 'Taliban' from statement, hinting change in stance against terror group

New York: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has removed the Taliban reference from a paragraph in its statement, pertaining to the terror attack on Kabul airport, that urged the Afghan groups not to support terrorists "operating on the territory of any other country".

It’s a good thing they're no longer walking on the face of the Earth: John Kirby on ISIS-K casualties

Washington/UNI: The US drone strike in Afghanistan killed two 'high profile' ISIS-K targets and wounded another, and the fact that they are no longer walking on the face of the Earth 'is a good thing', Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said on Saturday.

In Taliban's Afghanistan artists' fate to be decided as per Islamic law

Kabul/IBNS: Taliban has made it clear that the singers, actors, filmmakers will have to switch to other professions if what they do doesn't comply with Sharia law.

Taliban tells US to stop evacuating skilled Afghans

Kabul: Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has said the Islamist militant group will not tolerate the extension of evacuation by US-led NATO forces and also told the US to stop evacuating the skilled Afghans.

CIA head held meeting with Taliban as US grapples to finish evacuation by Aug 31: Report

The head of US Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, William Burns held a secret meeting in Kabul with Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Ukrainian evacuation plane hijacked in Kabul, diverted to Iran: Report

Kabul: A Ukrainian plane in Kabul to evacuate its stranded citizens from Afghanistan has been hijacked and diverted to Iran, a Ukraine Minister was quoted as saying in media reports.

Key Al-Qaeda terrorist reappears in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

Kabul:  Al-Qaeda terrorist Khalil Haqqani, who is one of the most wanted terrorists in America, has appeared in Kabul as Taliban leaders gather to decide the future of the war-torn nation.

Former UK PM Tony Blair slams western alliance for 'abandonment' of Afghanistan

London: Former UK prime Minister Tony Blair has criticised the "abandonment"  of Afghanistan by US and NATO forces and called the move "dangerous" and "unnecessary".

'Don't want militants under the garb of refugees': Putin

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the Afghan refugees fleeing Taliban cannot be settled in its neighbouring countries even temporarily as "militants showing up here under cover of refugees" isn't acceptable to him, Russian news agencies reported.