Afghanistan


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.

Suicide blast kills at least 10 in Afghanistan

2016-05-10 22:43

A suicide car bomber has detonated outside the home of an anti-Taliban fighter in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar killing at least ten people and wounding 23 more.

Afghanistan hangs 6 in tough anti-Taliban push

2016-05-08 20:56

Afghanistan has hanged six Taliban-linked inmates in the first set of executions carried out as part of President Ashraf Ghani's new hardline policy against the insurgents.

Over 50 killed after buses, tanker collide in Afghanistan

2016-05-08 12:04

Two buses and a fuel tanker have collided on a major highway in Afghanistan, killing at least 52 people and injuring another 73 people, officials say.

Most victims of Kabul attack civilians

2016-04-20 16:58

The Afghan Interior Ministry says most of the people killed in the Taliban attack on Kabul, in which more than 60 people died, were civilians.

 

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.

Over 8 million people displaced by conflict in 2015

2016-05-11 22:06

Over 8.6 million people were internally displaced due to violence and conflict in 2015, with Yemen, Syria and Iraq accounting for more than half the total number, according to a new report.

52 dead after buses collide with tanker in Afghanistan

2016-05-09 13:46

Two buses and a fuel tanker collided on a major highway in Afghanistan, killing 52 people, officials say.

Dead burnt beyond recognition after Afghan crash

2016-05-08 15:34

At least 73 people have died after two passenger buses and an oil tanker burst into flames following a head-on collision in eastern Afghanistan.

Afghan president calls on Pakistan to battle Taliban

2016-04-25 13:52

Afghanistan's president has called on Pakistan to battle the Taliban rather than try to bring them into peace talks.

30 dead, hundreds wounded as Taliban attack rattles Kabul

2016-04-19 15:19

At least 30 people were killed and hundreds wounded when a Taliban truck bomb tore through central Kabul, triggering a fierce firefight, a week after the insurgents launched their annual spring offensive.

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