AFGHANISTAN
27 March 2017

 

 

An Australian aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghan capital Kabul in November last year has been released, Australian authorities confirmed.

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Afghanistan and Pakistan will hold high-level talks in London, the United Kingdom, on Wednesday, amid escalated tensions between the two neighboring countries, officials said Tuesday.

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A Taliban militant commander who was known as Gurg (wolf) was killed overnight in Afghanistan's western Farah province, officials said Tuesday.

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Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of Parliament to summon security officials over Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital attack in Kabul in coming two weeks.

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance are in Afghanistan to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorists.

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The Afghan government has welcomed Russia's recent position with regards to peace and stability in Afghanistan, the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MoFA) said Tuesday.

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The Upper House of Parliament (Meshrano Jirga) on Tuesday urged the President Ashraf Ghani to dismiss high- ranking security officials, following the recent deadly attacks in capital Kabul.

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A court in France has sentenced an Afghan national to 18 months in prison for threatening to kill judges, it was reported Monday.

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Three American soldiers were injured after their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Monday.

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President Trump and his administration must treat Afghanistan with the same urgency as the fight against the Islamic State, two U.S. lawmakers have said.

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