AFGHANISTAN
21 February 2017

 

 

NATO has decided to continue to stay in Afghanistan with 13,000 troops to train, assist and advise Afghan security forces to fight terrorism and stabilize the war-torn country.

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At least 22 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in eastern Nangarhar province over the past 24 hours, following Afghan security forces air and ground operation, local officials said Wednesday.

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Afghanistan on Monday urged the United Nations Security Council to focus on peace and security in the war-torn country.

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Hizb-e-Islami group on Tuesday rejected report that its leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar was hospitalized in Turkey, adding he enjoys good health.

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Marking 28th anniversary of Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan on Tuesday, President Ashraf Ghani said that Eastern Europe and Central Asia would remain in servitude if Afghans didn't conquer war against the invaders.

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The European Union announced Monday it will sign a cooperation agreement with Afghanistan on partnership and development.

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The Central Bank of Afghanistan (Da Afghanistan Bank) has announced that the bank will no longer accept torn and defaced banknotes after Nowruz (new year).

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The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakis­tan (TTP) provides the core fighting group for the Islamic State (IS) militant group, says top U.S. commander.

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The French government has provided 61.5 million euros to boost agriculture, energy generation, health services and education in Afghanistan, the Finance Minister said Monday.

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A driver has been shot dead by security guards of Atta Mohammad Noor, the acting governor of northern Balkh province, officials said Monday.

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