US troops involved in MSF hospital bombing suspended

2015-11-25 21:00

The commander of US forces in Afghanistan has suspended the soldiers "most closely" involved in the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz.

Taliban attack downed chopper

2015-11-24 22:28

Taliban insurgents have attacked a military-contracted helicopter that made an emergency landing in northwest Afghanistan.

Pictures on smartphones are all many refugees have left

2015-11-22 21:03

The pictures show birthday parties, family, friends and former homes. Most refugees are not able to take many personal items on their journey. The photos on their smartphones are often the only link they have to their past.

Asylum-seekers buy fake Taliban threat letters to sneak into Europe

2015-11-22 13:31

Threatening letters from the Taliban, once tantamount to a death sentence, are now being forged and sold to Afghans who want to start a new life in Europe.

'Alles gut' - happy ending for some refugee families

2015-11-16 22:01

First there is the life-or-death journey across the Mediterranean, then the trek through the Balkans with hopes of a fresh start in Western Europe. Not all make it, and many refugee families get separated on the way. For some, though, there is a happy outcome.

Afghans want better security

2015-11-12 20:00

Protests calling for better security in Afghanistan have broken out in several cities, a day after after an estimated crowd of 10 000 descended on the presidential palace in Kabul in response to the brutal killings of seven people.

Protesters throw rocks at Kabul presidential palace

2015-11-11 14:50

Protesters in Kabul angry at the deaths of seven people from a minority community have climbed the walls of the presidential palace compound and thrown rocks at the palace building, according to a report.

Afghan spy agency frees 8 kidnap victims

2015-11-10 15:02

Afghanistan's spy agency freed eight people who were among a large group of ethnic minority Hazaras kidnapped earlier this year, the agency says.

Deadly Taliban inter-fighting erupts in Afghanistan

2015-11-09 11:06

Violent clashes between two rival Taliban groups in southern Afghanistan killed at least 50 fighters from both sides, a police chief told Al Jazeera.

Pakistan will help quake survivors 'before winter'

2015-10-31 00:11

Pakistan has vowed swift compensation to survivors of a powerful earthquake that flattened thousands of homes, so that they can rebuild before the harsh winter sets in.


Afghan army tries to rescue Taliban hostages

2015-11-25 18:55

The Afghan army has launched an operation to rescue 18 hostages captured by the Taliban after their helicopter crash-landed in the north, officials say.

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan

2015-11-23 08:41

The US Geological Survey is reporting that a magnitude 5.9 earthquake has hit northeastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan and Tajikistan.

Nato set to increase involvement in Afghanistan

2015-11-22 19:21

Nato is set to increase its support for Afghanistan's security forces, after alliance members approved a classified report prepared for upcoming ministers' talks.

Suicide blast near Baghdad Shi'ite mosque kills 10

2015-11-20 15:09

Iraqi security officials say a suicide blast and a roadside bomb have targeted a Shi'ite mosque in a southern Baghdad neighborhood, killing 10 people.

Germany launches campaign in Kabul to deter refugees

2015-11-15 19:24

Germany has launched a campaign in Afghanistan to deter refugees from paying criminals to organise the long and often deadly journey they would have to take to start a new life in Europe.

Presidential guards open fire at Kabul rally

2015-11-11 16:58

Afghan presidential guards have opened fire to disperse thousands of protesters marching outside the palace compound in Kabul.

Afghans march through capital to protest Hazara killings

2015-11-11 13:50

A large demonstration is taking place in the Afghan capital Kabul to protest the killing of seven ethnic minority Hazaras, allegedly by the Taliban.

Ghani condemns beheadings of women, child

2015-11-09 20:03

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has condemned the beheading of a group of Shi'ite Hazaras, including a child, in the southern province of Zabul, the scene of deadly clashes between rival Taliban groups.

Graphic video shows Afghan woman stoned to death for eloping

2015-11-03 11:36

A young Afghan woman who was married against her will has been stoned to death by extremists after she was caught eloping with another man, local officials say.

Afghan Taliban hold fire in quake zone

2015-10-29 17:27

The Taliban has announced a ceasefire in areas of Afghanistan affected by a powerful quake that hit the region earlier this week.

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