No plans to revive talks with Taliban, Afghanistan says

2016-07-14 13:18

An Afghan official says there are no plans to revive a peace process aimed at bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table.

US slows drawdown from Afghanistan

2016-07-06 20:48

President Barack Obama has announced that 8 400 US troops will remain in Afghanistan into 2017 in light of the still "precarious" security situation in the war-ravaged country.

Taliban use child sex slaves to kill Afghan police

2016-06-19 11:15

The Taliban are using child sex slaves to mount crippling insider attacks on police in southern Afghanistan to infiltrate security ranks, multiple officials and survivors of such assaults say.

Obama approves more aggressive Taliban fight

2016-06-11 12:32

President Barack Obama has ordered the US military to more directly take on the Taliban, again ratcheting up a 15-year conflict that he came to office vowing to end.

Six killed as Taliban bombers attack courthouse

2016-06-01 21:16

Taliban suicide bombers wearing police uniforms have attacked a courthouse in the Afghan city of Ghazni and killed six people.

Taliban kill 16 bus passengers in northern Afghanistan - officials

2016-05-31 11:40

The Taliban have killed at least 16 people and kidnapped dozens of others after pulling them from buses in northern Afghanistan, officials say, in the latest assault since the insurgents named a new leader last week.

Pakistan: DNA test confirms Mansour's death

2016-05-29 21:42

A DNA test has confirmed that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone strike, Pakistan's interior ministry says.

New Taliban chief Akhundzada a scholar

2016-05-25 17:04

Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada is the Afghan Taliban's new leader, was a senior judge during the insurgent group's five-year rule over Afghanistan and a close confidant of its founder Mullah Omar.

Afghanistan confirms Taliban leader killed

2016-05-22 20:01

Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US bombing raid, the first confirmation from regional officials of his death.

Many dead as flash floods hits Afghanistan

2016-05-18 18:01

An Afghan official says at least 20 people have been killed in flash floods that hit the northern province of Sari Pul.


Carter seeks better use of forces in Afghanistan

2016-07-12 16:02

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter says the decision to give US commanders more authority to work with Afghan troops will maximise the effectiveness of American forces.

Dozens of Afghan police feared dead in Kabul suicide bomb attack

2016-06-30 11:31

Two buses transporting police cadets in the Afghan capital were struck by a suicide bomb attack, government and Taliban sources said, with many casualties feared.

US said to be reconsidering Afghan drawdown

2016-06-15 20:41

Britain's defence minister says US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has told Nato allies that the US will take another look at withdrawing thousands of American troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year.

Gunmen kill Afghan prosecutor, 7 others

2016-06-05 17:31

Taliban gunmen have stormed a court building in eastern Afghanistan, killing seven people, including a newly appointed chief prosecutor.

Amnesty: 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced

2016-05-31 17:29

Amnesty International has urges the Afghan government and the international community to tackle the country's growing crisis of those displaced by war.

Afghanistan: Over 50 police killed in Helmand

2016-05-30 22:35

More than 50 police officers have been killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province in the first major offensive by Taliban fighters since their new leader took charge.

Driver's family press charges over US drone hit

2016-05-29 17:21

A Pakistani officer says police have registered a case against unknown US officials, seeking to press murder charges over a May 21 drone strike that killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour and a driver.

Taliban chief travelled on Pakistan passport

2016-05-24 15:59

Slain Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour used a Pakistani passport in a false name to make dozens of foreign trips over a ten-year period.

Taliban leader Mansour 'likely killed' in US drone strike

2016-05-22 14:26

An American drone strike targeted and "likely killed" Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a remote area of Pakistan, US officials say.

Afghanistan hangs 6 in tough anti-Taliban push

2016-05-08 20:56

Afghanistan has hanged six Taliban-linked inmates in the first set of executions carried out as part of President Ashraf Ghani's new hardline policy against the insurgents.

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