Afghanistan


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.

Afghans mourn a day after massive truck bombing kills 90

2017-06-01 15:34

Afghans are mourning the loss of family members, friends and colleagues a day after a massive truck bombing in the capital Kabul left at least 90 people dead.

'Horrific': Social media reacts to Kabul bomb blast

2017-05-31 17:34

Social media users react to blast in Afghan capital Kabul, which has killed at least 80 people and wounded hundreds.

Massive Kabul truck bomb kills at least 80, wounds hundreds

2017-05-31 10:17

At least 80 people were killed and hundreds wounded Wednesday when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul's diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital and shattering windows hundreds of metres away.

 

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.

A look at deadly Afghan insurgent attacks in recent years

2017-06-01 09:37

Afghan insurgents have stepped up their attacks in 2017, devastating the capital of Kabul with increasingly deadly and brutal assaults.

BBC says driver killed, four journalists injured in Kabul attack

2017-05-31 13:27

The BBC's Afghan driver was killed and four of its journalists were injured on Wednesday in a massive truck bomb blast that ripped through Kabul's diplomatic quarter, the British broadcaster said.

At least '40 killed or injured' as huge blast rocks Kabul's diplomatic district

2017-05-31 07:20

Dozens of people taken to hospital after loud explosion goes off in the heart of the Afghan capital's diplomatic area.

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