Afghanistan


Afghan probe begins in attack on AP journalists

2014-04-10 10:27

Afghan government authorities have started questioning the police commander who killed an AP photographer and wounded a reporter, a day after he was transferred by helicopter to the capital.

Roadside bomb kills 15 in Afghanistan

2014-04-07 21:16

A roadside bomb has killed at least 15 people travelling in vehicles that had been diverted from a main road after an earlier attack in southern Afghanistan, 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.

Afghan: Shot journo 'was vibrant, dynamic'

2014-04-04 17:18

A veteran AP journalist who was shot dead in eastern Afghanistan has been described as a vibrant, dynamic journalist well-loved for her insightful photographs.

Blast hits Afghan Interior Ministry compound

2014-04-02 14:08

A suicide bomber wearing a military uniform has struck the entrance gate of the Interior Ministry compound in the heart of the Afghan capital, officials say.

Six foreigners inside besieged Kabul guesthouse

2014-03-28 16:53

At least three US citizens, a Peruvian, a Malaysian and one unidentified African are still inside a Kabul guesthouse under attack by Taliban insurgents.

Afghanistan alleges foreign hand in hotel attack

2014-03-23 20:00

Afghanistan's spy agency alleges that a foreign intelligence service was behind the attack on a Kabul hotel that killed nine people, including four foreigners.

Gunmen attack major hotel in Afghanistan

2014-03-20 22:24

Gunmen have fired shots inside a luxury hotel in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul, police say, but the scale of the attack and the number of casualties was unclear.

Taliban attack against Afghan police kills 11

2014-03-20 18:07

A suicide car bomber blew up his vehicle near a police station in Afghanistan while other Taliban insurgents stormed the building, killing 10 police officers and a civilian.

Rooftop lion gets new life

2014-03-18 22:07

The Kabul zoo has unveiled its new star attraction - Marjan the lion, who lived on a rooftop in the city until rescued by animal welfare officials last year when close to death.

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 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.

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.

Taliban attack kills 19 Afghan soldiers

2014-02-23 08:10

The Taliban has attacked an Afghan army base in the country's eastern Kunar province, killing 19 soldiers and kidnapping 7 people.

US to negotiate prisoner swap with Taliban

2014-02-18 10:01

Washington will attempt to resume talks with the Taliban on exchanging a US soldier held captive by insurgents since 2009 for Guantanamo Bay prisoners, The Washington Post reports.

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.

Afghan Taliban capture Nato military dog

2014-02-07 11:09

The Taliban say that they have captured a military dog belonging to Nato forces in Afghanistan, releasing a video of the canine wearing a high-tech harness.

Nato: Afghan support at risk without status accord

2014-01-27 22:28

Afghanistan cannot continue stalling on a post-2014 US and Nato troop status accord without jeopardising essential financial support for its armed forces, Nato has warned.

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.

60 Afghan de-miners free

2014-01-21 17:55

An armed group has briefly held about 60 Afghan de-miners hostage in the northwest of the country before they were freed in an operation by security forces.

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.

Foreign officials die in Kabul blast

2014-01-18 12:00

A total of 21 people, including 13 foreigners, have died in a Taliban suicide assault on a popular restaurant in Kabul, police say.

 

Journo flown to Germany after Afghan shooting

2014-04-08 11:45

The Canadian journalist who was badly injured when her colleague was shot dead in Afghanistan has been flown to German for further medical treatment, a report says.

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.

2 Western journos shot in Afghanistan, 1 dead

2014-04-04 10:59

A female Western journalist has been shot dead and another wounded in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost, on the eve of the country's presidential election, police say.

Militants killed in Kabul stand-off

2014-03-29 17:03

An Afghan interior ministry official says five militants who attacked the election commission headquarters in Kabul with rocket propelled grenades and machine guns have been killed, ending a four-hour stand-off.

Suicide attack near Afghan election office

2014-03-25 12:25

Militants have launched a suicide attack near an Afghan election commission office, police say, close to the Kabul home of a leading candidate for the presidential poll.

9 killed in Kabul hotel attack

2014-03-21 14:53

Nine civilians, including children and foreigners, were killed in a Taliban attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul, the spokesperson for Afghanistan's interior ministry says.

Afghanistan frees 77 prisoners despite warning

2014-03-20 20:48

Afghanistan has freed 77 prisoners captured by foreign troops, despite opposition from Britain and Nato-led forces which said they could pose a security threat.

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.

Suicide bomber kills at least 13 in Afghanistan

2014-03-18 14:32

A suicide bomber residing a rickshaw has blown himself up outside a checkpoint at a market in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 13 civilians, officials say.

Afghan group says it killed Swedish reporter

2014-03-12 22:17

An extremist Taliban splinter group has claimed responsibility for killing a Swedish-British journalist in Kabul.

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.

Car bomb explodes early, kills 9 militants

2014-03-02 21:09

A militant car bomb has prematurely exploded in eastern Afghanistan, killing nine insurgents and four civilians, authorities say.

Nato plans Afghanistan troop withdrawal

2014-02-27 21:06

Nato defence ministers have agreed that the military alliance must now begin planning for a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan this year.

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.

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.

UN: More children dying in Afghan violence

2014-02-08 16:49

The number of children killed and wounded in Afghanistan's war has jumped by 34% last year as the Taliban stepped up attacks across the country, the UN says.

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.

4 dead in Kabul suicide attack

2014-01-26 12:27

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed at least four people in Kabul when he targeted a Ministry of Defence bus.

US weighs 10 000 troops in Afghanistan, or none

2014-01-22 22:15

Military leaders have proposed keeping 10 000 troops in Afghanistan after Nato's combat mission ends - or else pull out all American forces, a US official says.

Gunmen kidnap 60 de-miners in Afghanistan

2014-01-21 13:36

A senior Afghan official says unknown kidnappers have seized 60 civilian de-miners on their way to work in western Afghanistan.

Suicide bomber targets Afghan restaurant

2014-01-18 16:00

Afghan police say a suicide bomber has attacked a restaurant in central Kabul that is popular with officials, foreigners and business people.

US probes Marines burning corpses

2014-01-15 21:35

The US Marine Corps has launched an investigation into photos that purport to show troops burning corpses in Fallujah, Iraq.

 
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