3 killed, dozens wounded, in suicide attack on Pakistan forces

2015-09-01 13:25

A suicide bomber has killed at least three people and wounded dozens in Pakistan's volatile northwest where security forces are fighting the Taliban and their allies, officials say.

Pakistan rescues Chinese tourist held by the Taliban

2015-08-24 14:44

Pakistan's interior minister says a Chinese tourist held hostage for months by the Taliban has been freed in a government operation.

Al-Qaeda leader pledges allegiance to new Taliban chief

2015-08-13 19:25

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, in an online audio message, has pledged allegiance to the new head of the Afghan Taliban.

Taliban condemns execution of tribal elders by ISIS

2015-08-12 11:59

The Afghan Taliban has condemned the execution of tribal elders by ISIS, calling it 'horrific' and 'barbaric' in a statement.

Powerful truck bomb kills 7, wounds scores in Kabul

2015-08-07 09:37

A powerful truck bomb in Kabul early Friday killed at least seven people and wounded more than 100 others, officials said, the first major attack in the Afghan capital since the announcement of Taliban leader Mullah Omar's death.

UN: Nearly 5 000 civilian casualties in Afghan conflict this year

2015-08-05 17:23

Nearly 5 000 Afghan civilians have been killed and injured in the first half of the year, the United Nations says.

Afghan Taliban denounces 'propaganda' against its movement

2015-08-04 13:00

The Afghan Taliban has urged followers to disregard “enemy propaganda” about fractures in the movement and unite behind their new leader.

Accused Taliban leader says he was doing 'God's work'

2015-08-04 09:40

A former American soldier testifying in the trial of Irek Hamidullin says the accused Russian Taliban leader was compliant when captured, and says he was doing 'God's work'.

New Taliban leader calls for unity in ranks

2015-08-01 14:06

The new leader of the Afghan Taliban leader has called for unity among his fighters, promising to continue insurgency in his first message.

US believes Taliban's Mullah Omar dead

2015-07-29 22:03

The White House says it is was aware of reports of the death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar and believes the reports are "credible".


Afghan Taliban admit covering up Mullah Omar's death

2015-08-31 14:56

The Taliban has admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar's death for two years, saying they had wanted to keep it secret until foreign forces ended their fight against the militants.

Malala scores top marks in her GCSEs

2015-08-21 16:42

Malala Yousafzai, the teenage education rights campaigner who came to Britain after the Pakistani Taliban tried to kill her, has scored high marks in national school exams.

Pakistan foils Independence Day bomb plot

2015-08-12 13:48

Pakistani security forces say they had foiled a plot to bomb Independence Day celebrations in Karachi after arresting a Taliban gang in the city.

Kabul blasts test Afghan president's peace plan

2015-08-07 22:47

Massive Kabul attacks have killed at least 35, testing the Afghan president's plan for peace with the Taliban.

Taliban kill 6 in first major attack since power transition

2015-08-06 09:59

Six people have been killed when a Taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged truck outside a police compound in eastern Afghanistan, in the first major insurgent attack since their announcement of leader Mullah Omar's death.

Afghan militia experiment yields mixed results

2015-08-04 21:30

Afghan local police and anti-Taliban militias have a mixed record in fighting the insurgency. They have brought security to some areas, but critics say they have weakened it in others.

Head of Taliban's Qatar office quits as leadership rift deepens

2015-08-04 11:25

The head of the Taliban's Qatar-based political office has stepped down, a statement said, a high-profile resignation within leadership ranks highlighting growing discord over the movement's recent power transition.

Afghan government rejects talks with divided Taliban

2015-08-03 18:44

The Afghan government says it will not negotiate with divided factions of the Taliban as the insurgents face differences over its leadership succession.

Taliban confirms leader's death, chooses successor

2015-07-30 18:23

Afghan Taliban officials have confirmed the death of their leader, Mullah Omar, saying the group's council has elected a successor.

Taliban advancing in north Afghanistan

2015-07-28 18:26

An Afghan official has confirmed the Taliban have taken control of a district HQ in the remote north after days of fighting.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.