Afghanistan


Kabul in mourning after deadliest attack in 15 years

2016-07-24 13:40

Afghanistan is reeling after the deadliest attack for 15 years killed 80 people and left hundreds maimed, reigniting concern that the Islamic State group is expanding its foothold in the country.

80 dead as ISIS claims twin Kabul blasts

2016-07-23 20:33

Islamic State group jihadists have claimed responsibility for twin explosions that have ripped through crowds of Shi'ite Hazaras in Kabul.

German police kill Afghan teen after train axe attack

2016-07-19 07:30

German police shot dead a 17-year-old Afghan refugee after he attacked train passengers with an axe and a knife, seriously wounding four in what one official said was a "probable" Islamist attack.

US decides to leave 8 400 troops in Afghanistan to aid allies

2016-07-07 13:59

President Barack Obama's decision to slow the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan will be welcomed at the NATO summit this weekend.

Deadly attack on police buses claimed by Taliban

2016-06-30 13:58

At least 27 policemen have been killed and 40 wounded after a bomb attack claimed by the Taliban struck a convoy of buses transporting police cadets in Kabul, the interior ministry says.

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.

 

Kabul bombings show depth of IS 'depravity' - Iran

2016-07-24 08:16

Iran has condemned twin bomb attacks by the Islamic State group that killed at least 80 in Afghanistan, urging unity in order to defeat extremists.

Casualties as blast rips through Kabul protest

2016-07-23 14:42

An explosion has ripped through an area of Kabul where hundreds of minority Shi'ite Hazaras are protesting over a power line .

No plans to revive talks with Taliban, Afghanistan says

2016-07-14 13:18

An Afghan official says there are no plans to revive a peace process aimed at bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table.

US slows drawdown from Afghanistan

2016-07-06 20:48

President Barack Obama has announced that 8 400 US troops will remain in Afghanistan into 2017 in light of the still "precarious" security situation in the war-ravaged country.

Dozens of Afghan police feared dead in Kabul suicide bomb attack

2016-06-30 11:31

Two buses transporting police cadets in the Afghan capital were struck by a suicide bomb attack, government and Taliban sources said, with many casualties feared.

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.

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