At least 20 cops killed in Taliban suicide blast outside Kabul base

Feb 2, 2016

At least 20 cops killed in Taliban suicide blast outside Kabul base

Twenty policemen were killed Monday when a Taliban suicide bomber struck their base in Kabul Monday, officials said, just days before a fresh round of international talks aimed at reviving dialogue with the Islamist group. Scores of people were also wounded as the attacker ...

Jan 25, 2016

Powerful Pakistan army chief says he will retire as scheduled

Pakistan’s hugely popular military chief Gen. Raheel Sharif confirmed Monday he will retire at the end of his tenure this year, ending media speculation surrounding his role and opening up arguably the most powerful position in the country. Sharif, widely credited with bringing a ...

Pakistan to host four-nation meeting on ending Afghan war

Jan 9, 2016

Pakistan to host four-nation meeting on ending Afghan war

Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States will hold talks in Islamabad on Monday aimed at reviving the Afghan peace process. Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmad Shekib Mostaghni said Saturday that the representatives will discuss a “roadmap for peace talks.” Kabul’s delegation to the ...