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.

Afghan child casualties soar

2016-04-17 20:04

Child casualties have soared in Afghanistan this year as the Taliban stepped up attacks in urban areas, the United Nations says.

Taliban fire rockets at Afghan parliament

2016-03-28 15:48

Taliban insurgents fired a barrage of rockets at Afghanistan's newly built parliament complex in Kabul, as top security officials including the intelligence chief prepared to address the assembly.

The plight of rejected Afghan asylum seekers

2016-03-06 22:49

While they leave war-torn Afghanistan in droves, Afghans are also being returned and deported in record numbers.

Twin Afghan suicide attacks kill 22

2016-02-28 07:01

A suicide attack outside the defence ministry building in Kabul has killed at least 11 people.

Afghan migrants 'voluntarily' head home

2016-02-24 21:59

A group of 135 Afghan migrants have landed back in Kabul from Germany after volunteering to return home due to a lack of prospects in Europe, officials say.

'Die or go on,' say trapped migrants

2016-02-22 21:19

Thousands of migrants have been were left stranded in Greece after Macedonia abruptly closed it border to Afghans, creating a fresh bottleneck.

Afghan civilian casualties top 11 000

2016-02-14 22:07

The number of civilians killed or wounded in Afghanistan last year was the highest recorded since 2009, with children paying a particularly heavy price.

Taliban shoots woman for adultery

2016-02-08 17:02

A woman has been shot dead by the Taliban for committing adultery.

 

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.

PICS: Taliban suicide bombing, gunfire rattle central Kabul

2016-04-19 09:22

A powerful Taliban car bomb followed by a fierce firefight left many people dead or wounded in Kabul, the Afghan president sayd, a week after the insurgents launched their annual spring offensive.

Earthquake rattles Pakistan's capital, other cities

2016-04-10 13:28

A powerful earthquake has rattled Pakistan's capital and other cities across the country

No immediate decision on US troops in Afghanistan

2016-03-16 11:39

Barack Obama's administration has not yet made a decision on whether to ramp up troop levels to counter a resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan, the Pentagon says.

Osama Bin Laden 'left $29m inheritance' for al-Qaeda

2016-03-02 12:23

Letter released by US appears to outline how the slain al-Qaeda leader wanted his wealth to be apportioned.

In Afghan first - ISIS fighters surrender arms

2016-02-25 21:56

A group of Afghan fighters for the Islamic State group have surrendered their weapons in eastern Afghanistan, in a first since ISIS jihadists moved into the country, officials say.

Date set for Kabul, Taliban talks

2016-02-23 22:23

Four countries trying to end Afghanistan's 15-year war with the Taliban have announced that direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban will take place in March.

UN: Afghan children used as child soldiers

2016-02-17 18:01

A UN official has condemned all sides in Afghanistan's conflict for using child soldiers, noting that while government forces have reduced the number of under-age recruits, insurgent groups continue to train large numbers of child fighter.

Afghan policeman opens fire on colleagues

2016-02-11 12:56

An Afghan official says that a policeman in the southern province of Kandahar has killed four of his colleagues and wounded another seven

Three soldiers killed in suicide attack on Afghan army bus

2016-02-08 12:38

A Taliban suicide bomber threw himself against a bus carrying Afghan soldiers in the north of the country and killed three of them, officials say.

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