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KABUL (PAN): Following an overnight clash on the British-mandate frontier called Durand Line, a large number of Afghans joined an anti-Pakistan campaign on Facebook, stoutly supporting local security forces.The skirmish in the Konsri area of Goshta... read more
KABUL (PAN): An alliance of opposition parties on Tuesday accused President Hamid Karzai of refusing to sign on law on the authority and structure of the Independent Election Commission.Instead the president was seeking to maintain the status quo... read more
 KABUL (PAN): Independent Election Commission (IEC) Secretary Ziaul Haq Amarkhel on Saturday urged parliament to approve an amended electoral law as soon as possible because any delay would negatively affect the poll process.He told Pajhwok... read more
 KABUL (PAN): Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) leader Gulbadin Hekmatyar has offered the Kabul government a two-point proposal for his group's participation in the 2014 presidential election.In his latest interview with a local private TV... read more
KABUL (PAN): Pakistan has agreed to the release of all Afghan Taliban militants in its custody "in return for money" from the US, some Kabul-based political commentators alleged on Saturday.Pakistan plans to release all Taliban prisoners still in... read more
KABUL (PAN): Afghan spymaster Asadullah Khalid, who sustained critical wounds during a suicide attack last month, on Sunday appeared in a video clip, saying he was recovering fast."I am getting well with each passing day after a surgery was... read more
KABUL (PAN): Some political analysts say now is the time for the Karzai government to come up with a tit-for-tat response to cross-border incursions into eastern Afghanistan from Pakistani soil.Last week, senior defence officials warned if the... read more
KABUL (PAN): Some Afghan army generals, who called on President Karzai on Wednesday, said Afghan security forces were ready to keep security for the whole of the country after planned withdrawal of foreign troops in 2014, the Karzai office said.... read more
KABUL (PAN): Finance Minister Dr. Zakhilwal on Tuesday promised dispatching a list of his assets to the attorney general for a transparent investigation into allegations of corruption against him.The minister, who was blamed for transferring huge... read more
KABUL (PAN): Finance Minister Dr. Zakhilwal on Tuesday promised dispatching a list of his assets to the attorney general for a transparent investigation into allegations of corruption against him.The minister, who was blamed for transferring huge... read more
KABUL (PAN): Kabul on Sunday lodged a protest with Islamabad on continued missile and rocket strikes from Pakistan’s soil into eastern Kunar province, the foreign ministry said.Deputy Foreign Minister Javed Lodin communicated Afghanistan’s concerns... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Bost Cricket Club from southern Helmand province defeated Band-i-Amir in the final of the Etisalat Challenge Cup that involved teams from all five zones, an official said on Monday.Band-i-Amir elected to bat after winning the toss,... read more
KABUL CITY (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, during a meeting with the Kazakh foreign minister, on Wednesday said that the region’s better future was linked to Afghanistan’s development. The president’s office said Karzai thanked Yerzhan Kazykhanov for... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Taliban, praising the services of the International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC), on Friday asked the humanitarian organisation to help alleviate the plight of their prisoners in jails of Afghan and international forces.The ICRC... read more
KABUL (PAN): While keeping open the option of reconciliation, Taliban on Sunday asked NATO-led International Security Assistance Force troops to withdraw from Afghanistan.Hours ahead of a key NATO summit in Chicago on Afghanistan’s future, the... read more
QALAT/KABUL (PAN): Five militants were killed during separate operations in southern Zabul province, while elsewhere in the country, two rebel commanders were detained, officials and NATO said on Friday.In Zabul, three Taliban militants were killed... read more
KABUL (PAN): Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday called on his counterpart Hamid Karzai to express sorrow over the recent multiple militant attacks across Afghanistan -- where several security personnel and civilians were killed.... read more
KABUL (PAN): Political analysts believe the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) wants Afghans to forget the Quran burning incident by delaying the outcome of its investigation.Last month, NATO-led soldiers mistakenly burnt four copies of... read more
KABUL (PAN):  The massacre of 16 civilians and the recent burning of the Quran only signalled that US is pressuring  Afghans to make unanimous call for NATO-led coalition to withdraw from Afghanistan soon, say political experts."US... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Taliban on Sunday denounced a United Nations (UN) report on civilian casualties in Afghanistan as one-sided, but the multinational troops welcomed the document.The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Saturday released... read more
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday condemned a suicide car bombing that killed four civilians and wounded 36 others in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province.The explosion took place at around 10:40am in front of the... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB)'s squad defeated a visiting team from Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in their second friendly match in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Saturday, an official said.The visiting skipper won the... read more
SHARAN/GARDEZ (PAN): Three insurgents were killed and seven others arrested in a string of operations involving Afghan and international troops in southeastern Paktia and Paktika provinces over the past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday.Three... read more
KABUL (PAN): Though the Taliban are happy over the opening of their proposed liaison office in Qatar, yet they have no faith in the peace talks with the US, Kabul-based political analysts believe.  Wakil Ahmad Mutawakil, a former Taliban... read more
KABUL (PAN): Some political analysts on Wednesday said the tense relations between the US and Pakistan could strengthen Taliban fighters besides having a negative impact on the situation in Afghanistan.The Islamabad-Washington ties dipped to a new... read more
KABUL (PAN): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Tuesday said an investigation into an airstrike that killed several Pakistani troops in the Mohmand tribal region was yet to be completed.The predawn attack on Saturday killed 24... read more


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