5 Afghan men hanged for gang-rape

2014-10-08 16:16

Five Afghan men have been hanged for the gang rape of four women despite the UN and human rights groups criticising the trial and calling for new president Ashraf Ghani to stay the executions.

Afghan presidential contender threatens boycott

2014-08-26 16:07

An adviser to a leading Afghan presidential contender, Abdullah Abdullah, says the candidate is threatening to boycott the country's ballot audit.

Kerry seeks resolution on Afghan election dispute

2014-08-08 10:37

US secretary of state John Kerry will hold talks in Kabul aimed at pressuring Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates to resolve the disputed elections and have the winner installed.

Afghan president signs terror law to avoid blacklist

2014-07-03 16:58

Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed a law aimed at curbing the financing of terrorist groups in order to save its banks from being put on an international blacklist.

Karzai says Afghanistan will not be a repeat of Iraq

2014-06-18 17:01

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has dismissed suggestions that his country could descend into the same chaos as Iraq when US-led troops pull out.

Afghan president fuming over prisoner deal

2014-06-02 13:40

The Afghan president is angry at being kept in the dark over a deal to free five Taliban leaders in exchange for a captured US soldier, and accuses the US of failing to back a peace plan for the country.

US withdrawal is 'continued occupation' - Taliban

2014-05-28 12:14

The Taliban has condemned President Barack Obama's announcement that US troops would stay in Afghanistan until the end of 2016.

3 foreigners killed in attack on Afghan hospital

2014-04-24 10:45

Three foreigners have been killed after a security guard opened fire at an international hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, security sources say.

UN chief congratulates Afghans on vote

2014-04-07 09:04

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has congratulated Afghans for the "momentous achievement" of their recent elections, calling for fairness and transparency as the counting process gets underway.

Obama hails Afghanistan vote

2014-04-05 22:50

US President Barack Obama has welcomed the completion of Afghanistan's presidential vote, saying it is critical to ensure continued international support.

Afghans vote despite Taliban threat

2014-04-05 13:26

Aghans have braved the threat of Taliban violence to elect a successor to President Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power as US-led forces wind down their 13-year war.

Afghan president picks new VP, bomb kills 15

2014-03-18 22:40

Afghan President Hamid Karzai nominated a new vice president, a moderate politician from the same ethnic group as an opposition candidate contesting next month's presidential election.

Afghan Taliban order fighters to disrupt vote

2014-03-10 10:15

A Taliban spokesperson says the group has warned Afghans not to take part in the April presidential election and that it has ordered its fighters to disrupt the vote.

Nato drones kill five Afghan soldiers

2014-03-06 10:12

A Nato airstrike in eastern Afghanistan has accidentally killed five Afghan soldiers, government officials say, while the coalition said it was investigating reports of the incident.

13 700 Afghan forces killed in 10 years

2014-03-03 20:13

Nearly four members of the Afghan security forces have died in fighting every day over the last 10 years.

Obama warns Karzai of full troop withdrawal

2014-02-25 23:21

President Barack Obama has told Afghan President Hamid Karzai he is planning a full troop withdrawal, but did not rule out agreeing a post-2014 mission with the next government.

Karzai: US, stop harassing Afghanistan

2014-02-14 07:23

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says Washington should respect his country's judicial authority after the release of 65 alleged Taliban fighters.

No peace until Pakistan embraces sharia: Taliban

2014-02-05 15:02

Taliban negotiators say there was no chance of peace in Pakistan until the government embraces Islamic sharia law and US-led forces withdraw completely from Afghanistan.

Karzai frustrates US with Taliban talks demand

2014-01-25 16:25

President Hamid Karzai has signalled that a deal to allow US troops to stay in Afghanistan was close to collapse as the Nato combat mission withdraws after a decade of fighting the Taliban.

Obama, Cameron discuss security, NSA

2014-01-17 07:05

President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have discussed Mideast security issues and the US review of secretive spying programmes.

US forces accidentally kill Afghan boy

2014-01-10 12:36

US forces in Afghanistan have accidentally shot dead a four year old boy, Afghan officials say, the latest violence to strain ties between the uneasy allies.

Afghan 'bomb' girl asks Karzai for help

2014-01-09 06:52

The Afghan girl who says brother tried to use her as a suicide bomber has asked Karzai for a new home.

Afghan leader, US at odds over security deal

2013-11-26 09:36

Afghanistan’s president and the US have delivered blunt messages to each other over a pact that governs the future of the American troop presence in the country.

Afghan leaders to consider US deal

2013-11-12 15:10

Afghan traditional leaders are set to meet next week to decide whether to support a security pact that could allow some US troops to stay in the country after 2014.

Microphone bomb kills Afghan governor

2013-10-15 12:12

A bomb hidden in a microphone has killed an Afghan provincial governor as he made a speech at a mosque after Eid prayers in Logar, close to the capital Kabul, officials say.


Afghanistan prepares to sign deal with US

2014-09-30 09:48

Afghanistan's new government is due to sign a long-delayed bilateral security agreement with the United States that will allow US troops to stay beyond the end of this year.

Afghan election dispute into crunch phase

2014-08-25 17:51

Afghanistan's election crisis has entered a risky new stage after officials started invalidating fraudulent votes in a process likely to bring to a head the bitter dispute raging between the presidential candidates.

Karzai cousin killed in Afghan suicide attack

2014-07-29 14:45

A suicide attacker has killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the city of Kandahar, officials say, raising tensions during a struggle over the contested election result.

Iraq crisis stirs fears Afghanistan could be next

2014-06-19 07:44

The deteriorating situation in Iraq is giving Congress pause about President Barack Obama's plan to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

Afghan President Karzai eyes active 'retirement'

2014-06-09 10:13

When outgoing Afghan leader Hamid Karzai moves out of the presidential palace post-elections to take up residence next door, he will be relinquishing power but not influence.

Suicide attack kills 3 Turkish engineers in Afghanistan

2014-06-02 10:23

A suicide bomber has killed three Turkish engineers and wounded another one in eastern Afghanistan, the latest attack on foreigners in the war-torn country.

Afghan election result delayed

2014-05-14 20:54

The final result of the presidential election held in Afghanistan over a month ago will be announced a day later than planned because of a high number of voter complaints.

Afghan election result delayed due to fraud probe

2014-04-23 09:42

Afghanistan's presidential election result has been delayed by two days due to fraud investigations and will now be released on Saturday, officials say.

Fraud concerns raised in Afghan election

2014-04-06 14:00

Leading candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election have voiced concern that voting has been tainted by fraud, a day after millions defied Taliban threats and turned out to vote.

SMS ban 'could undermine Afghan vote'

2014-04-05 19:00

The head of the EU's Afghan election observer mission has condemned the suspension of text messaging services across the country, saying it threatens the transparency of the poll.

Taliban kidnap Afghan election candidate

2014-03-31 13:33

Taliban gunmen have abducted a provincial election candidate in northern Afghanistan, officials say, five days ahead of national polls the Islamist militants have vowed to target.

Karzai: Afghanistan doesn't need US troops

2014-03-15 20:29

In his final address to Afghanistan's parliament, President Hamid Karzai has told the US its soldiers can leave because his military was ready to take over.

Afghan president, 56, welcomes 3rd child

2014-03-07 13:11

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has become a father again at the age of 56 after his wife gave birth to their third child in India, according to an embassy statement.

India, Pakistan jostle for influence in Kabul

2014-03-04 15:02

India's most important message for Afghanistan is that it is not leaving, and it is backing that message with the biggest aid package it has ever given another country.

Al-Qaeda plots comeback in Afghanistan

2014-02-28 08:59

Al-Qaeda's Afghanistan leader is laying the groundwork to re-launch his war-shattered organisation once the US and international forces withdraw from the country.

Burqa-clad gunmen attack Afghan police HQ

2014-02-21 09:06

Three male suicide attackers wearing burqas have attacked a police headquarters close to the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say, killing one policeman.

Germany: Afghanistan will sign US security pact

2014-02-13 15:58

Germany's foreign minister says Afghan President Hamid Karzai will sign the security deal with the US, that allows Western troops to remain in the country.

Obama union speech, continued Iran focus

2014-01-29 07:25

President Obama has sought to address various contentious issues within his state of the union speech, particular attention is placed on the continuing negotiations with Iran.

No possible justification for Kabul attack - US

2014-01-18 21:57

The White House has strongly condemned a Taliban suicide attack on a Kabul restaurant that killed 21 people.

Afghan president accuses US of killing 8

2014-01-15 19:15

President Hamid Karzai has accused the United States of killing seven children and one woman in an airstrike in central Afghanistan.

Karzai may not meet US security deadline

2014-01-10 10:05

The top US negotiator in talks to secure a long-term security deal with Afghanistan has warned that President Hamid Karzai is unlikely to sign the agreement on time.

Afghanistan talks military ‘wish list’ with India PM

2013-12-13 14:30

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is to hold talks with Indian leaders, with Washington hoping that New Delhi can help persuade him to sign a deal allowing US troops to stay on post-2014.

Afghanistan may keep 15 000 foreign troops

2013-11-21 17:44

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has backed a proposed security pact with the United States that will see up to 15 000 foreign troops stay in the war-torn country.

Afghan girl scarred in acid attack now a teacher

2013-11-05 16:11

Shamsia Husseini who was attacked in 2008 with acid for going to school, has defied expectations, the 22-year-old is now a teacher in her village.

Afghan governor killed in mosque bombing

2013-10-15 09:26

A bomb planted inside a mosque has killed the governor of Afghanistan's eastern Logar province as he was delivering a speech to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, officials say.

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