Afghanistan


Afghanistan: Eight Afghan policemen killed in US strike

2016-09-19 19:19

The US confirmed the air strike, but has said it was carried out in response to a threat to US and Afghan forces.

Global displaced made poor countries' burden - World Bank

2016-09-15 21:01

The overwhelming majority of the world's displaced people, a burgeoning population fed by longterm conflicts, are hosted by developing countries, according to a report released by the World Bank.

Nearly 50 million children 'uprooted' worldwide - Unicef

2016-09-07 21:01

Almost 50 million children throughout the world have been "uprooted" from their homes by war, violence or persecution, the United Nations Children's Fund says.

Death toll in twin Kabul blasts rising

2016-09-06 15:26

The death toll from the Taliban double bombing in Kabul has topped 40, a health ministry spokesperson says.

24 dead, 91 wounded in Kabul twin blasts - health ministry

2016-09-05 16:03

The death toll from the Taliban's double suicide bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul has jumped to 24 with 91 wounded, the health ministry says.

US evaluating Taliban video of captive couple in Afghanistan

2016-08-31 20:05

The State Department has said it has been evaluating a video released by the Taliban showing a Canadian man and his American wife warning that their Afghan captors will kill them and their children unless the government stops executing Taliban prisoner.

Abducted Australian aid worker freed in Afghanistan

2016-08-29 16:48

Afghan special forces have rescued a kidnapped Australian aid worker, four months after she had been taken at gunpoint in the country's volatile east.

University survivors recall night of horror in Kabul

2016-08-25 18:50

Students have vowed to remain resilient following the attack on American University of Afghanistan which left several people dead.

Breakaway Taliban faction names new leader in Afghanistan

2016-08-16 14:50

Breakaway Taliban faction in Afghanistan appoints new leader for the group, nephew of faction's leader killed last year.

American, Australian kidnapped at gunpoint in Kabul

2016-08-08 13:28

Gunmen wearing security force uniforms kidnapped an American and an Australian in the heart of Kabul, officials say, the latest in a series of abductions of foreigners in the conflict-torn country.

 

Naturalised US citizen from Afghanistan sought in NYC blast

2016-09-19 15:50

New York police have released a photo of a man wanted for questioning in the bombing that rocked a Manhattan neighbourhood.

Snow leopards' return brings hope to remote Afghan region

2016-09-13 20:09

In a picturesque corner of Afghanistan, a unique conservation effort has helped bring the elusive snow leopard back from the brink.

Global charity attacked in deadly wave of Kabul violence

2016-09-06 22:53

Taliban militants have attacked an international charity in Kabul during an hours-long assault labelled a "war crime" by Amnesty.

At least one dead in ongoing attack on Kabul charity

2016-09-06 08:12

At least one person has been killed in an ongoing attack on a charity in central Kabul, the interior ministry said, after a wave of explosions hit the Afghan capital.

Two explosions hit Afghanistan's capital

2016-09-05 14:53

Casualties feared as Taliban claims responsibility for two explosions near the presidential palace in Kabul.

North American couple appear in new Taliban hostage video

2016-08-30 22:30

An American-Canadian couple held hostage by the Taliban for four years, have urged their governments to pressure Kabul to change its policy on executions of captured insurgents, according to a new video which has surfaced.

American University in Kabul starts repair work after attack

2016-08-26 20:22

After deadly attack, American University of Afghanistan starts repair work on its campus on Kabul's edge.

PICS: Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 12 dead

2016-08-25 14:13

Brazen militant attack on American University in Kabul ends with at least 12 killed, dozens wounded.

Thousands flee fierce fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand

2016-08-10 06:23

Fierce fighting in Helmand has sent thousands of Afghans fleeing, sparking a humanitarian crisis as Taliban insurgents besiege the city despite intensified US airstrikes.

Hostages taken in Pakistan helicopter crash in Afghanistan: officials

2016-08-04 20:23

A spokesperson says a Pakistani government helicopter has crash-landed in eastern Afghanistan and all on board have been taken hostage by the Taliban.

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