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.

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

2017-04-28 14:33

The Afghan Taliban has launched their "spring offensive", heralding fresh fighting in the drawn-out conflict as embattled security forces struggle to recover from a devastating attack on a military base one week ago.

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

2017-04-22 10:14

More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a co-ordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country's defence ministry says.

Plan of would-be Pakistani suicide bomber foiled

2017-04-17 22:03

A female would-be suicide bomber who had pledged allegiance to ISIS had planned to carry out an attack on a church in Lahore on Easter Sunday, a report says.

Top US official visits Afghanistan after huge bomb attack

2017-04-16 20:13

US National Security Advisor General HR McMaster has arrived in Kabul just days after the American military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on ISIS hideouts.

Afghan military rejects insiders aided hospital attack

2017-03-15 13:13

Afghanistan's defence ministry has shrugged off allegations that insiders were involved in a catastrophic insurgent attack on the country's largest military hospital, as it faces scathing public criticism over the assault.


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.

Afghan defence minister, army chief resign after Taliban attack

2017-04-24 13:44

The Afghan defence minister and his army chief have resigned, days after a Taliban attack at a military base in northern Afghanistan killed or wounded more than 100 soldiers.

'More than 50' Afghan troops killed in attack

2017-04-21 21:08

"More than 50 Afghan soldiers have been killed" in a Taliban attack on their base near the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

Afghan officials: Taliban stone alleged adulterers to death

2017-04-17 13:04

An Afghan official says that Taliban militants have stoned a man and a woman accused of adultery to death.

Russia 'perhaps' supplying Taliban: Nato commander

2017-03-23 20:05

Russia is "perhaps" supplying the Taliban as they fight US and Nato forces in Afghanistan, says a top US general.

Blast targets bus in downtown Kabul

2017-03-13 18:13

A powerful explosion has struck a bus in downtown Kabul, sending smoke rising in the sky and officials say at least one woman has been killed.

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