Afghanistan


Afghan Taliban release some kidnapped bus passengers

2016-06-22 14:43

The Taliban have released 21 of some two dozen hostages pulled from their vehicles on a highway in southern Afghanistan, officials say, a day after they were abducted by the militants.

US said to be reconsidering Afghan drawdown

2016-06-15 20:41

Britain's defence minister says US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has told Nato allies that the US will take another look at withdrawing thousands of American troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year.

UN: Violations against children in conflict rose in 2015

2016-06-03 10:58

A new UN report says the scale of grave violations committed against children caught in conflict intensified in 2015 especially in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia and South Sudan.

Amnesty: 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced

2016-05-31 17:29

Amnesty International has urges the Afghan government and the international community to tackle the country's growing crisis of those displaced by war.

Afghanistan: Over 50 police killed in Helmand

2016-05-30 22:35

More than 50 police officers have been killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province in the first major offensive by Taliban fighters since their new leader took charge.

Afghan Taliban appoints new leader after deadly drone strike

2016-05-25 09:42

An Afghan Taliban spokesperson has confirmed the death of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, the group's leader, in a US drone strike and announced the appointment of Haibatullah Akhunzada as his successor.

Iran, Afghanistan, India sign three-way transit accord

2016-05-23 21:52

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have signed a three-way transit agreement on Iran's southern port of Chabahar.

Afghanistan confirms Taliban leader killed

2016-05-22 20:01

Afghanistan says Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US bombing raid, the first confirmation from regional officials of his death.

Many dead as flash floods hits Afghanistan

2016-05-18 18:01

An Afghan official says at least 20 people have been killed in flash floods that hit the northern province of Sari Pul.

Suicide attack kills 3 police in Afghanistan

2016-05-14 14:31

An Afghan official says at least three policemen have died after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a police training base.

 

Taliban use child sex slaves to kill Afghan police

2016-06-19 11:15

The Taliban are using child sex slaves to mount crippling insider attacks on police in southern Afghanistan to infiltrate security ranks, multiple officials and survivors of such assaults say.

Gunmen kill Afghan prosecutor, 7 others

2016-06-05 17:31

Taliban gunmen have stormed a court building in eastern Afghanistan, killing seven people, including a newly appointed chief prosecutor.

Six killed as Taliban bombers attack courthouse

2016-06-01 21:16

Taliban suicide bombers wearing police uniforms have attacked a courthouse in the Afghan city of Ghazni and killed six people.

Taliban kill 16 bus passengers in northern Afghanistan - officials

2016-05-31 11:40

The Taliban have killed at least 16 people and kidnapped dozens of others after pulling them from buses in northern Afghanistan, officials say, in the latest assault since the insurgents named a new leader last week.

New Taliban chief Akhundzada a scholar

2016-05-25 17:04

Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada is the Afghan Taliban's new leader, was a senior judge during the insurgent group's five-year rule over Afghanistan and a close confidant of its founder Mullah Omar.

Taliban chief travelled on Pakistan passport

2016-05-24 15:59

Slain Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour used a Pakistani passport in a false name to make dozens of foreign trips over a ten-year period.

Obama confirms Taliban leader's death in US strike

2016-05-23 10:41

President Barack Obama has confirmed that Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US air strike, hailing his death as an "important milestone" in efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan.

Afghan official: 6 dead in insider attack in volatile south

2016-05-21 15:53

An Afghan police official says six police have been shot and killed by colleagues who turned their guns on them at a checkpoint in the volatile southern Uruzgan province.

Afghan capital locked down for massive demonstration

2016-05-16 12:16

Tens of thousands of protesters from the Hazara ethnic minority are marching through Afghanistan's capital under tight security.

Afghanistan aims for peace deal with armed group

2016-05-14 12:03

The Afghan government is expected to finalise a peace deal with a notorious militant insurgent group within days, an official and a representative of the group have said.

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