New Taliban leader calls for unity in ranks

2015-08-01 14:06

The new leader of the Afghan Taliban leader has called for unity among his fighters, promising to continue insurgency in his first message.

US believes Taliban's Mullah Omar dead

2015-07-29 22:03

The White House says it is was aware of reports of the death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar and believes the reports are "credible".

Deadly biker bomb rips through Afghan market

2015-07-25 14:14

At least 25 people are reported to have been killed and 38 others wounded in a suicide attack in the northern Faryab province of Afghanistan.

Suicide bomber kills 15 in Afghan market

2015-07-22 11:23

At least 15 people have been killed when a suicide attacker blew himself up in a busy market in northern Afghanistan, officials say, warning that the death toll could rise.

Afghan Taliban leader hails 'legitimate' peace talks

2015-07-15 10:07

Taliban leader Mullah Omar has hailed as 'legitimate' peace talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 13-year war, in his first comments on the nascent dialogue.

Pakistani PM Sharif meets Malala in Oslo

2015-07-08 16:24

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai held their first official meeting on Wednesday after both attended a UN education summit in Oslo.

Clashes between Afghan security forces, rebels leave 50 dead

2015-07-04 20:00

At least 18 police, two civilians and 30 rebels were killed in central Afghanistan during three days of fierce fighting, police say.

Suicide truck bomb kills 2, wounds 40 in Afghanistan

2015-06-30 15:23

A suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan has killed two civilians and wounded more than 40, officials say, in the latest attack since the Taliban began their annual offensive.

Taliban ambush kills 11 Afghan soldiers

2015-06-29 11:01

At least 11 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said on Monday, as security forces face their first fighting season without Nato combat support.

Afghan officials: 11 police, army dead in Taliban attack

2015-06-18 16:10

Afghan officials say at least 11 members of the security forces have been killed in a Taliban assault on government buildings in an unstable district in southern Helmand province.


Taliban confirms leader's death, chooses successor

2015-07-30 18:23

Afghan Taliban officials have confirmed the death of their leader, Mullah Omar, saying the group's council has elected a successor.

Taliban advancing in north Afghanistan

2015-07-28 18:26

An Afghan official has confirmed the Taliban have taken control of a district HQ in the remote north after days of fighting.

Suicide bomber on motorbike kills 15 in Afghanistan

2015-07-22 20:02

A suicide bomber on a motorbike has killed at least 15 people and wounded 38 near a busy marketplace in northwest Afghanistan.

Afghan president says negotiations with Taliban are solution

2015-07-17 12:43

In a message to the nation on a major Muslim holiday, the Afghan president says that negotiations with the Taliban are the only way to 'end the bloodshed' and bring peace to the country.

ISIS: Afghanistan leader still alive

2015-07-13 11:41

ISIS has released an audio tape it says is of the movement's leader for Afghanistan, contradicting reports that he was killed in a US drone strike.

Afghans, Taliban to meet again after Pakistan talks

2015-07-08 14:01

Pakistan says Afghan and Taliban representatives have agreed to meet again after landmark talks aimed at ending the militants’ 13-year insurgency.

Sabotage suspected as Pakistan troop train plunges into canal

2015-07-02 14:25

A train carrying hundreds of Pakistan soldiers and their families have plunged several metres into a canal when a bridge collapsed in the country's east in what the army suspects was sabotage, officials say.

US targets Afghan weapons cache in raid

2015-06-29 23:09

US forces have conducted a raid to destroy a cache of weapons north of Kabul, a US army spokesperson has said, giving rare details of unilateral activity in Afghanistan.

Roadside bomb kills 14 family members

2015-06-20 21:52

A roadside bomb killed at least 14 members of an Afghan family, including women and children, in the country's volatile south.

Turf war between Taliban, ISIS in Aghanistan

2015-06-17 17:02

Afghan Taliban and local ISIS supporters - mostly Taliban defectors - are clashing in Afghanistan, threatening the efforts of local militants to oust the Kabul administration since 2001.

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