Bomb explodes outside Afghan Ministry of Justice

2015-05-19 15:38

A car bomb has exploded in the parking lot of Afghanistan's Ministry of Justice as civil servants were due leave work for the day.

Taliban release dozens of kidnapped Afghan civilians

2015-05-17 13:50

Taliban insurgents who kidnapped dozens of people in southeast Afghanistan have released most of them but at least two are still being held, officials say.

American killed in Afghanistan guesthouse attack identified

2015-05-15 11:32

The American killed in this week’s Taliban attack in Kabul has been identified as development expert Paula Kantor, from North Carolina.

Taliban claim attack on Kabul guesthouse that killed 5

2015-05-14 09:16

The Taliban have claimed a late night attack on a Kabul guesthouse that killed five people, including an American, and wounded at least six.

Pakistan pledges support in fight against Taliban

2015-05-12 17:05

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has pledged support to Afghanistan in its fight against the Taliban during a visit to Kabul, the latest sign of a thaw in their once-frosty relationship.

Pakistani Taliban claim downing helicopter, PM was target

2015-05-08 13:39

The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for downing a military helicopter, killing six people including the Norwegian and Philippine envoys, and says Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was their target.

Taliban kill 13 Afghan police despite peace talks

2015-05-05 17:21

Taliban militants killed at least 13 policemen after storming security outposts in Afghanistan's remote mountainous northeast, officials say, despite peace talks between insurgent representatives and an Afghan delegation.

Taliban offensive forces thousands from homes

2015-05-03 12:36

Afghan officials say a Taliban offensive in northern Afghanistan has forced thousands to flee their homes.

Taliban, Afghan officials to hold 2 days of talks

2015-05-02 16:30

Qatar's state news agency is reporting that Afghan and Taliban officials will be holding two days of reconciliation talks in the Gulf nation.

Bomb kills 5 in southern Afghanistan, clashes in north

2015-04-27 12:02

Afghan officials say five civilians have been killed when a bomb detonated inside a house in the southern Zabul province, while in the north Taliban insurgents are clashing with police.


Pakistan says its spies will co-operate with Afghanistan

2015-05-19 14:36

After years of antagonism and accusations, spy agencies in Pakistan and Afghanistan will now share information, the Pakistani military says, in another sign frosty relations between the neighbours may be gradually thawing.

Afghan official: Gunman kills provincial prosecutor

2015-05-15 12:39

An Afghan lawmaker says a senior prosecutor from an eastern province bordering Pakistan has been assassinated outside his home in the capital, Kabul.

Kabul attack: Senior govt official puts toll at 14

2015-05-14 12:50

A senior Afghan government official says a total of 14 people, including nine foreigners, were killed when Taliban attackers stormed as Kabul guesthouse the night before.

Foreigners among 5 killed in Kabul guesthouse siege

2015-05-14 08:10

Five people have been killed after gunmen stormed a downtown Kabul guesthouse, trapping dozens of people attending a concert and triggering an hours-long standoff with Afghan security forces.

Bomb kills 6 in Pakistan tribal area

2015-05-11 11:30

A bomb explosion has killed at least six people including a pro-government tribal elder in a restive Pakistani region near the Afghan border, officials say.

Thousands flee homes ahead of expected battle in Afghanistan

2015-05-06 19:35

As many as 10 000 Afghan families have fled their homes as Taliban insurgents and government forces prepared for a major battle for control of the southern fringes of Kunduz city, officials say.

Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output

2015-05-05 10:56

It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan, the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds.

Pakistani air strikes kill 44 militants - military

2015-05-02 18:27

Pakistani air strikes have killed at least 44 militants in the country's lawless tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, the military say, part of a massive operation against the Taliban.

Heavy fighting as Taliban attack northern Afghan city

2015-04-27 21:55

Heavy fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents that killed more than 30 combatants have threatened a major northern city.

Pakistan military claims killing 47 Taliban insurgents

2015-04-23 10:44

Pakistan’s military has claimed to have killed at least 47 Taliban fighters in two days of airstrikes in the restive northwest as part of anti-insurgent offensives that began last year.

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