Suicide attack on Afghan military base, 43 dead

2017-10-19 12:41

At least 43 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban-claimed suicide attack on a military base in southern Afghanistan, the third assault on a security installation this week.

Taliban dismiss Trump's Afghan strategy as 'nothing new'

2017-08-22 17:20

The Taliban have dismissed Donald Trump's strategy for Afghanistan as vague and 'nothing new' after the US president cleared the way for thousands more American troops to be sent to the war-torn country.

Afghan official says bomber who hit NATO wore woman's burqa

2017-08-04 14:14

Afghan official: Suicide bomber who hit a NATO patrol, killing a service member, 2 civilians, hid behind a woman's burqa

Taliban claim suicide attack in Kabul that killed 24

2017-07-24 09:52

Taliban claim responsibility for early morning suicide car bombing that targeted government employees in Kabul, killing 24

Nobel winner Malala in Nigeria speaks out against Boko Haram

2017-07-19 07:24

Nobel winner Malala in Nigeria has spoken out against Boko Haram, asks government to free captives.

Afghan war will end only when Nato leaves - Taliban leader

2017-06-23 12:11

The leader of the Afghan Taliban says a planned US troop surge will not end the protracted war in the country and vowed to fight on until a full withdrawal of Nato troops.

ISIS claims it's taken bin Laden's Afghan hideout

2017-06-15 13:15

The Islamic State group is claiming its fighters have captured Osama bin Laden's infamous Tora Bora mountain hideout in eastern Afghanistan.

At least 13 soldiers killed in south Afghanistan

2017-05-25 21:36

An Afghan official says at least 13 soldiers have been killed and eight others wounded in fighting with Taliban insurgents.

US weighs more troops for Afghanistan

2017-05-15 06:44

Hanging in a corridor outside the Pentagon press office, a blow-up of a Time magazine cover shows a weary US soldier drawing deeply on his cigarette. Barbed wire and snowy foothills loom behind him...

Pakistan says inflicted heavy losses on Afghan border forces

2017-05-07 18:41

Pakistan's military says it has killed more than 50 Afghan soldiers in a clash on a major border crossing, a claim quickly rejected by Kabul.


Taliban suicide bomb attack on Afghan forces kills 13

2017-08-28 06:49

A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least 13 people and wounded several more in an attack on a convoy of Afghan soldiers in Helmand province, an official said.

Taliban seized northern Faryab province in Afghanistan

2017-08-13 22:39

Afghan official says that Taliban insurgents have seized control of a district headquarters in northern Faryab province

Death toll in Lahore suicide bombing rises to 26

2017-07-25 08:19

Pakistani officials say a suicide bomber has killed 26 people and wounded another 54, many of them police officers, in the eastern city of Lahore

Taliban seize 2 districts, kill wounded police

2017-07-23 17:53

Taliban fighters have launched four assaults on Ghor's Taywara district headquarters, stalking the corridors of the only hospital looking for wounded Afghan National Security personnel to kill.

US senators: New strategy is needed to win in Afghanistan

2017-07-05 08:18

President Donald Trump's administration is working to prepare a new Afghan war strategy amid a resurgent Taliban and an ISIS affiliate in the country.

More US troops to Afghanistan

2017-06-16 14:02

A Trump administration official says the Pentagon will send almost 4 000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, hoping to break a stalemate in a conflict that has now passed to a third US commander-in-chief

Afghan president calls on Taliban to join peace talks

2017-06-06 15:07

Afghanistan's president has again invited the Taliban to peace talks, calling it their "last chance" to give up their 16-year insurgency and join the political process.

Germany nabs Taliban suspect

2017-05-23 16:13

German police have nabbed a Taliban suspect accused of killing an Afghan police officer as well as recruiting members for the group.

US considers 'boosting troop presence' in Afghanistan

2017-05-10 10:26

A Washington report says US military officials have drafted a proposal for Donald Trump's administration to increase the number of soldiers in Afghanistan.

'Shockingly high' losses for Afghan forces over winter

2017-05-01 20:00

Levels of violence generally dip in winter months, but this year Taliban carried out several major attacks, says report.

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