The US department of defense has included Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) among the three terrorist organisations posing the greatest threat to foreign troops in Afghanistan, with at least 300 LeT operatives active in the war-torn country. LeT, designated a global terror organisation by the US and the UN, was responsible for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that killed 166 people. The US has offered a

23 May 2019

National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib met with Indian Ambassador to Kabul Vinay Kumar on Thursday. Mr Kumar reaffirmed India’s support for an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan controlled peace process for stability. He also said that recent media reports don’t reflect the official view of the government.

23 May 2019

Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), the incumbent party, is leading with approximately 350 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha (lower house) Elections in India. A “saffron wave” seems to have wiped off other parties in a way that it seems the largest democracy won't even have a proper opposition this time. The world didn't waste any time in

23 May 2019

The interior ministry says that the core of IS-K has been eliminated in Afghanistan and only a small number of the group are present in Kunar province. IS-K group is defeated in battlefields in Faryab, Jawzjan and Nangarhar provinces, and only a small number of fighters affiliated with Khorasan branch of IS-K are present in Kunar province, Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi at a

23 May 2019

President Ghani says that five centers will be created in different parts of the country to prevent foreign products that are smuggled into Afghanistan. Speaking with industrialists at the Iftar banquet on Wednesday evening, Mr. Ghani called on them to consider the government as their partner. While stressing on customs control, president Ghani said that rent and lease of lands are included in the new

23 May 2019

Chairman of High Peace Council, Karim Khalili, has called on international community, especially countries involved in Afghanistan to focus their efforts on facilitating Afghan peace process. At a meeting organized in Brussels by the European Institute of Peace for Reconciliation in Afghanistan, the diplomats of the United States, the European Union and the High Peace Council reviewed the most important challenges and outcomes and

23 May 2019

Security officials detained 6 individuals in Kabul on charges of cooperation with Taliban insurgent group. As a result of night operation of police forces in Uzbin village in Sarawbi district of Kabul city 6 individuals affiliated with Taliban group were arrested, Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Thursday. MoI said in another report that three

23 May 2019

Former governor of Balkh, Atta Mohammad Noor says that there is no national unity government after 22 May. In a message which was published last night, Mr. Noor considered the national unity government unlawful saying that it is based on lawful agreement. He said that after this, national unity government has no legitimacy even based on the agreement. The former governor of Balkh emphasized

23 May 2019

As tensions between US and Iran rise, the Unites States Department of Defense is considering a US military request of sending troops to the Middle East region. Two officials of US, as per Reuters said on Wednesday that a military request of 5000 additional troops is being considered due to tensions with Iran. US has already made

23 May 2019

Former US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke on the rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran, urging diplomacy rather than military aggression. Mattis, who announced his resignation in December last year, struck a conciliatory tone, urging the two countries to work together to avoid a new war in the Middle East. “The United States should buy time

23 May 2019