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Afghan civilian deaths hit new high: UN

2017-07-17 14:08

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit a new high in the first half of 2017 with 1,662 killed and more than 3,500 injured, the United Nations said Monday.

In reversal, Afghan girls get US visas to attend robotics competition

2017-07-13 10:30

A team of Afghan girls who had been denied visas to attend a Washington robotics competition are now allowed to come, organisers say.

No Nato combat role in Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

2017-06-29 12:03

Nato allies will increase troop numbers in Afghanistan to help the government battle a resurgent Taliban, but there is no question of returning to a combat role, the alliance's chief Jens Stoltenberg says.

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.

Suicide car bomb in southern Afghanistan kills at least 29

2017-06-22 13:17

A huge suicide car bombing struck outside a bank in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, targeting Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday and killing at least 29 people.

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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

Kabul becomes a protected site for migratory birds

2017-06-13 23:00

A rare Afghan marsh, which was once a royal hunting ground, is set to come under the official protection of the UN environment agency to help save migratory bird species.

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.

Four killed in Kabul street clashes

2017-06-02 18:03

At least four Afghans were killed as an anti-government protest spiralled into street clashes, with police firing live rounds to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing demonstrators.

 

From refugee camps to Lord's: dizzying rise of Afghan cricket

2017-07-15 13:01

The emerald pitch at Lord's, where Afghanistan played for the first time, is a world away from the refugee camps where the country found its love for cricket.

US senators: New strategy is needed to win in Afghanistan

2017-07-05 08:18

President Donald Trump's administration is working to prepare a new Afghan war strategy amid a resurgent Taliban and an ISIS affiliate in the country.

Afghans suffer deadliest Ramadan since 2001

2017-06-24 22:34

Afghanistan has suffered its deadliest Ramadan since the US-led invasion in 2001 with over 200 killed and hundreds wounded, a report says.

Illegal drugs market 'thriving'

2017-06-22 22:02

The global narcotics market is "thriving", with production of cocaine and opium soaring and opioids wreaking havoc, the UN crime and drugs agency says.

Multiple casualties as car bomb hits Afghan bank

2017-06-22 10:35

A powerful car bomb has struck a bank in Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan as civilian and military government employees were queueing to withdraw their salaries.

Gunmen kill eight Afghan guards at largest US base

2017-06-20 10:09

Gunmen have killed eight Afghan guards working at the largest American base in Afghanistan, as the US appears set to boost its troop presence in the country.

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.

Afghan commando kills two US soldiers: official

2017-06-10 21:06

An official says an Afghan commando have killed two American soldiers and wounded two others in the eastern Nangarhar province.

Explosions kill at least 6 attending Kabul funeral

2017-06-03 19:08

At least six people have been killed in explosions in Kabul attending a funeral reportedly attended by government officials, including members of parliament.

Why can't the Afghan government protect Kabul?

2017-06-01 18:14

A massive suicide truck bombing rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul, killing 90 people and wounding as many as 400.

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