Afghan army tries to rescue Taliban hostages

2015-11-25 18:55

The Afghan army has launched an operation to rescue 18 hostages captured by the Taliban after their helicopter crash-landed in the north, officials say.

Afghans want better security

2015-11-12 20:00

Protests calling for better security in Afghanistan have broken out in several cities, a day after after an estimated crowd of 10 000 descended on the presidential palace in Kabul in response to the brutal killings of seven people.

Afghans march through capital to protest Hazara killings

2015-11-11 13:50

A large demonstration is taking place in the Afghan capital Kabul to protest the killing of seven ethnic minority Hazaras, allegedly by the Taliban.

Deadly Taliban inter-fighting erupts in Afghanistan

2015-11-09 11:06

Violent clashes between two rival Taliban groups in southern Afghanistan killed at least 50 fighters from both sides, a police chief told Al Jazeera.

Afghan Taliban hold fire in quake zone

2015-10-29 17:27

The Taliban has announced a ceasefire in areas of Afghanistan affected by a powerful quake that hit the region earlier this week.

Pakistan broadens quake rescue efforts

2015-10-27 16:18

Pakistani military planes have reached survivors in remote mountains 24 hours after a powerful earthquake struck the region, but thousands are feared trapped in inaccessible areas.

Afghan official: 18 police missing after Taliban attack

2015-10-20 15:01

An Afghan official says 18 police went missing when the Taliban seized a remote district in the north-western Faryab province.

US to hold off on troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

2015-10-15 18:34

The US will extend its military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2016, President Barack Obama has announced in a major policy shift from the planned withdrawal of most troops.

Afghan Taliban withdraw from Kunduz

2015-10-13 17:01

Several days after Afghanistan's government announced the retaking of Kunduz city by security forces, the Taliban says it has withdrawn its militants from the city.

Many Taliban open to peace talks in Afghanistan

2015-10-09 05:51

A US general says 60% of Taliban open to peace talks with Afghan government.


Asylum-seekers buy fake Taliban threat letters to sneak into Europe

2015-11-22 13:31

Threatening letters from the Taliban, once tantamount to a death sentence, are now being forged and sold to Afghans who want to start a new life in Europe.

Presidential guards open fire at Kabul rally

2015-11-11 16:58

Afghan presidential guards have opened fire to disperse thousands of protesters marching outside the palace compound in Kabul.

Ghani condemns beheadings of women, child

2015-11-09 20:03

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has condemned the beheading of a group of Shi'ite Hazaras, including a child, in the southern province of Zabul, the scene of deadly clashes between rival Taliban groups.

Pakistan anti-Taliban hero dies aged 89

2015-11-02 16:53

A Pakistan nationalist hero, who defied the Taliban in Swat Valley and survived more than 10 assassination attempts by the insurgents, has died peacefully of liver disease at the age of 89, his family says.

Gunshots fired at Pakistan school after men try to scale walls

2015-10-29 11:29

Residents and a guard opened fire at a Pakistan school after six men tried to scale the walls, sparking panic less than a year after a Taliban massacre at a Peshawar school, police say.

Taliban asks charities for help in quake-hit Pakistan, Afghanistan

2015-10-27 11:53

The Taliban asks humanitarian and aid agencies to continue to deliver emergency supplies to earthquake victims in remote areas of northern Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Afghans' fears quietened, but not eliminated by US move

2015-10-15 22:00

The move by the US to keeps troops in Afghanistan has been welcomed, but many Afghans doubt it will be enough to end the bloodshed.

Afghan official: Insurgents kill 29 border police

2015-10-14 19:26

Taliban insurgents have overrun two checkpoints in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province and killed 29 border police officers, a provincial official says.

Taliban says two news networks are targets

2015-10-12 18:33

Two of Afghanistan's leading news and entertainment networks, Tolo and 1TV, have been designated as 'military targets' by the Taliban and their journalists deemed 'enemy personnel.

Pakistan police arrest 'militant' with celebrity hitlist

2015-10-08 13:53

Police in the Pakistani city of Karachi have arrested a suspected militant who was carrying a hitlist of celebrities, models and fashion designers, a senior official says.

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