Afganistan


Pentagon Chief Carter arrives in Afghanistan

2016-07-12 20:38

The US Defence Secretary has arrived in Afghanistan for talks with President Ashraf Ghani.

9 dead in Taliban siege at Afghan airport

2015-12-09 14:02

Afghan forces have battled to flush out Taliban militants hours after they stormed Kandahar airport, killing at least 9 people and taking families hostage as President Ashraf Ghani sought to revive peace talks at a regional conference.

Afghanistan's economy under the gun

2014-06-11 14:45

The most pressing challenge awaiting Afghanistan's new leader may be an international blacklist hanging over the country's banks.

Violence in Afghanistan

2013-02-24 13:25

A series of early morning attacks hit eastern Afghanistan with three separate suicide bombings in outlying provinces and a shootout between security forces and a would-be attacker in the capital city of Kabul.

EU: Afghan vote generally fair

2009-08-22 10:47

The chief European Union election observer says the recent Afghanistan's landmark elections were generally fair but not free in some parts of the country due to violence and intimidation.

 

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.

India seizes 200kg heroin shipment on Pakistani boat

2015-04-21 18:53

India has seized 200 kg of heroin from Pakistani drug traffickers aboard a boat on the Arabian sea in a $15 million haul that is one of the country's largest.

Gunmen kidnap Afghan deputy minister in Kabul

2014-04-15 10:25

Officials say that gunmen have kidnapped an Afghan deputy ministry from his car in Kabul.

Taliban set to attend Paris conference

2012-12-10 19:36

The Taliban has said it will attend a conference in Paris on Afghanistan this month but will not hold peace talks with Afghan government delegates or other groups.

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