KABUL: Notorious Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar called for peace as he appeared by video to sign a deal with President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday, marking a symbolic victory in Kabul’s struggle to revive talks with the Taliban.
DHAKA: Afghanistan skipper Asghar Stanikzai top-scored 57 runs as his side shocked Bangladesh by claiming a two-wicket victory in the second one-day international to level the three-match series 1-1 in Dhaka Wednesday.
DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has decided not to attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit, scheduled to be held in Islamabad in November after her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi took a similar decision on Tuesday citing cross-border terror attacks, said media reports from Bangladesh.
PESHAWAR: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa on Tuesday said Pakistan’s armed forces were carefully and closely monitoring the developing situation on its eastern border with India.
PESHAWAR: Afghan security forces have killed one of the top commanders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) along with at least 10 other militants in a border area operation, sources said Sunday.
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan on Thursday signed a peace agreement with notorious warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, paving the way for him to make a political comeback despite a history of war crimes and after years in hiding.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan polio teams gathered in Islamabad today to deliberate on mutual challenges and issues faced by both countries during the course of polio eradication.
UNITED NATIONS: Saying Pakistan continues to encounter threats from the Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) and its allies from Afghanistan, top Pakistani diplomat Maleeha Lodhi urged Kabul to ensure that its territory is not used by anyone to foment terrorism.
NEW DELHI: India offered Afghanistan a fresh $1 billion in economic assistance after their leaders met in New Delhi on Wednesday to strengthen already close ties between the neighbours.
PESHAWAR: More than 100,000 Afghan refugees have been repatriated from Pakistan since July, UNHCR officials said Thursday, the highest number since the fall of the Taliban saw a flood of people cross the border in 2002.