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106-year-old Afghan woman faces deportation from Sweden

2017-09-04 21:32

A 106-year-old Afghan woman who made a perilous journey to Europe, carried by her son and grandson through mountains, deserts and forests, is facing deportation from Sweden after her asylum application was rejected.

Taliban suicide bomb attack on Afghan forces kills 13

2017-08-28 06:49

A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least 13 people and wounded several more in an attack on a convoy of Afghan soldiers in Helmand province, an official said.

Taliban dismiss Trump's Afghan strategy as 'nothing new'

2017-08-22 17:20

The Taliban have dismissed Donald Trump's strategy for Afghanistan as vague and 'nothing new' after the US president cleared the way for thousands more American troops to be sent to the war-torn country.

High security as Afghanistan marks independence day

2017-08-19 10:24

Afghan security forces were on high alert Saturday as the war-weary country, reeling from a number of high-profile deadly attacks, prepared to mark its independence day with muted celebrations.

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Taliban suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy in south Afghanistan

2017-08-02 14:25

A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a vehicle filled with explosives into a convoy of foreign forces in Afghanistan's restive southern province of Kandahar causing casualties Wednesday, officials said.

Taliban claim suicide attack in Kabul that killed 24

2017-07-24 09:52

Taliban claim responsibility for early morning suicide car bombing that targeted government employees in Kabul, killing 24

Taliban seize 2 districts, kill wounded police

2017-07-23 17:53

Taliban fighters have launched four assaults on Ghor's Taywara district headquarters, stalking the corridors of the only hospital looking for wounded Afghan National Security personnel to kill.

Fighting in Afghan province kills 11 police

2017-07-22 08:31

The governor of Afghanistan's northern Badakshan's province says 11 police have been killed and another six wounded during a roaring battle with Taliban insurgents.

From refugee camps to Lord's: dizzying rise of Afghan cricket

2017-07-15 13:01

The emerald pitch at Lord's, where Afghanistan played for the first time, is a world away from the refugee camps where the country found its love for cricket.

 

Suicide bomber kills four near US embassy in Kabul

2017-08-29 10:33

A suicide bomber has blown himself up on a busy shopping street near the heavily-fortified US embassy in central Kabul.

Death toll from mosque attack in Kabul reaches 28

2017-08-26 08:46

An Afghan official says the number of people killed in an attack on a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital during prayers is at least 28 - up from 20 - including women and children

Trump backs off Afghan withdrawal, lambasts Pakistan

2017-08-22 06:31

US President Donald Trump has cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan, backtracking from his promise to swiftly end America's longest war.

Taliban seized northern Faryab province in Afghanistan

2017-08-13 22:39

Afghan official says that Taliban insurgents have seized control of a district headquarters in northern Faryab province

Afghan official says bomber who hit NATO wore woman's burqa

2017-08-04 14:14

Afghan official: Suicide bomber who hit a NATO patrol, killing a service member, 2 civilians, hid behind a woman's burqa

Car bombing targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul

2017-07-31 11:18

Afghan police say a car bombing has targeted the Iraqi Embassy in central Kabul, with casualties as yet unknown

At least 24 killed in Kabul car bombing

2017-07-24 06:21

At least 24 people have been killed and 42 wounded after a car bomb rocked western Kabul on Monday.

Afghan police launch search operation for kidnapped villagers

2017-07-23 10:49

Afghan police have launched a search and rescue operation two days after at least 70 villagers were kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar.

Afghan civilian deaths hit new high: UN

2017-07-17 14:08

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit a new high in the first half of 2017 with 1,662 killed and more than 3,500 injured, the United Nations said Monday.

In reversal, Afghan girls get US visas to attend robotics competition

2017-07-13 10:30

A team of Afghan girls who had been denied visas to attend a Washington robotics competition are now allowed to come, organisers say.

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