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Pakistan, China, perform joint military operations near war zone Special

Islamabad - Pakistan security forces and China's Special Forces participated in a joint field training exercises at the headquarters of the special services group, near Cherat.

Afghan election result delayed again despite US pressure

Kabul - Afghanistan will not have a new president in time for a key NATO summit next week, officials said Thursday, as the country's prolonged election crisis lurched towards another damaging delay.

Karzai packs up even as Afghan election dispute rumbles on

Kabul - Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai has packed up all his personal possessions and is ready to leave the palace, his spokesman said Thursday, even though the disputed election has failed to find his successor.

Abdullah Abdullah pulls out of Afghan presidential audit

Kabul - The first deadline for the inauguration of the new Afghan president, August 25, has already passed. Now it seems the new Sept. 2 deadline will also be missed as one candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, has pulled out of the auditing process.

Abdullah vows to reject result of Afghan election audit

Kabul - Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah will reject the results of a UN-supervised audit of the election, his spokesman said Wednesday, tipping the country deeper into crisis just a week before the scheduled inauguration.

Afghan presidency still not settled

Kabul - Although August 25 was set as the date for inauguration of the new Afghan president the issue of who will be president is still not settled even after several months of recounts and audits of the votes subsequent to the summer vote.

Abdullah threatens to pull out of disputed Afghan election

Kabul - Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah threatened Tuesday to withdraw from the disputed election, a move that could wreck UN efforts to rescue the country's first democratic transfer of power.

Afghan election dispute enters risky new phase

Kabul - Afghanistan's 10-week election crisis entered a risky new stage on Monday when officials started invalidating fraudulent votes in a process likely to bring to a head the bitter dispute between the presidential candidates.

Wounded flood trauma centre as Taliban attack Afghan city

Kunduz - The rotors of attack helicopters and artillery fire echo across the Kunduz plain in northern Afghanistan.On the outskirts of the provincial capital Kunduz, government forces attempt to repel Taliban assaults and the city's trauma centre is always full....

Indian airlines get boost from Afghan medical tourism to India

New Delhi - Travelers heading to India from Afghanistan for cheap, high-quality medical treatment has been the silver lining for SpiceJet, the Indian airline that suffered a loss of INR 1.24 billion ($20 million) in the April-June quarter.

NATO soldier dies in Kabul stabbing

Kabul - A NATO soldier was stabbed to death on the streets of Kabul on Wednesday, officials said, in an unusual attack that highlighted hostility to foreign troops who are withdrawing from the country.

Pakistan COAS general visits Quetta air bases attacked this week Special

Islamabad - Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited the PAF Base Samugli and Khalid Aviation Base Quetta after security forces killed five suicide bombers who attempted to execute a coordinated attack on both air bases.

As presidential dispute drags on Afghanistan running low on funds

Kabul - The Afghan government is running out of funds as the dispute over the presidency drags on. Revenues are declining and the government will have difficulty paying government salaries next month.

Amnesty details U.S. murder, torture, war crimes under Obama

A scathing new report from Amnesty International details how the U.S. military has systematically ignored and covered up the torture and killing of innocent civilians committed by its forces in Afghanistan.

Operation Zarb-e-Azb: 5,000KG IED recovered and detonated Special

A 5,000KG IED was recovered in Boya as Pakistan Security Forces fought to clear the area part of Miranshah early last week. The IED, equivalent to 11,020 lbs of TNT, was diffused by the Pakistan Army's Counter IED team of engineers before detonating it.

Amnesty slams US over civilian deaths in Afghanistan

Kabul - The families of thousands of civilians killed by American forces in Afghanistan have been left without justice or compensation, Amnesty International said Monday, in a damning indictment of the US military as it withdraws.

Afghani candidates agree to settle election dispute

Kabul - Afghanistan should finally have a new president in September under the terms of a new accord aimed at resolving the country's disputed presidential election runoff earlier this year.

Kabul suicide attack on NATO convoy kills four civilians

Kabul - A suicide attacker targeted a NATO convoy in Kabul on Sunday, killing four civilians and wounding at least 35 others, officials said, in the latest violence to hit the capital as politicians wrangle over election results.

Afghanistan: still on a long road to unity

Kabul - Afghanistan's feuding presidential rivals may have struck a breakthrough deal to try and solve their fraud-tainted elections, but analysts warn the war-weary nation still has a long way to go to avoid political chaos.

Afghan poll rivals sign deal on unity government

Kabul - Afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates signed a deal Friday to form a national unity government, opening an apparent way forward in a dispute over the fraud-tainted election that threatens to revive ethnic conflict.
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