Afghanistan


Policeman turns gun on colleagues, killing 11

2017-02-28 12:52

Afghan officials say at least 11 police officers have been shot and killed by a fellow policeman at a checkpoint in the southern Helmand province.

Afghanistan to set penalties for subculture of boy sex slaves

2017-02-22 20:31

Afghanistan is set to lay out stringent penalties for "bacha bazi" - sexual slavery and abuse of boys - for the first time, officials say, in a landmark move against the deeply entrenched practice.

Taliban attack kills 5 in northern Afghan village

2017-02-15 11:43

An Afghan official says that a Taliban attack on a village in northern Faryab province has killed five members of the local police force.

UN: NATO air raids kill 18 civilians in Helmand

2017-02-13 12:17

UN inquiry concludes air strikes in Helmand's Sangin district killed at least 18 civilians, mostly women and children.

Six Red Cross staff killed, two missing in Afghanistan

2017-02-08 20:06

Six Red Cross workers have been killed and two others are missing in northern Afghanistan, underscoring the growing dangers faced by aid workers in the war-battered country.

Greek minister, migrants face off

2017-02-06 21:23

Greek Immigration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas has faced off with dozens of angry migrants who barred entry to a camp in protest at poor living conditions.

Afghan civilian casualties hit record high in 2016: UN

2017-02-06 15:27

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2016 were the highest recorded by the UN, the world body says, with nearly 11 500 non-combatants - one third of them children - killed or wounded.

Death toll from Afghan avalanches tops 100

2017-02-05 20:51

More than a 100 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by days of heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, including 50 in one village, officials say.

Over 20 killed by avalanches, cold in Afghanistan

2017-02-04 20:08

Avalanches and freezing weather have killed more than 20 people in Afghanistan as rescuers worked to save scores still trapped under the snow.

Germany sends Afghan refugees to Kabul

2017-01-24 18:55

Deported after years of living in Germany, 26 young Afghans have arrived in Kabul with only one thought in mind: fleeing this war-torn country.

 

ISIS militants kill 11 in mosque ambush - Afghan official

2017-02-25 13:45

An Afghan official has said that 10 police officers and the wife of a police commander have been killed by Islamic State militants in northern Zawzjan province.

Pakistan shuts key border crossing in wake of shrine attack

2017-02-18 15:25

Two Pakistani officials say a second key Chaman border crossing into Afghanistan has been closed, halting trade supplies to the neighboring landlocked country

Baghdad car bomb kills four: police

2017-02-14 11:57

A car bomb exploded in an industrial area of south Baghdad, killing at least four people, Iraqi police said.

International Red Cross suspends Afghan activities

2017-02-09 20:47

The International Red Cross has temporarily suspended its activities in Afghanistan following an attack that killed 6 of its employees

Children pay the price of Afghan conflict

2017-02-06 22:46

A bullet struck four-year-old Ezadullah in the stomach. Maysam, 12, was wounded in the leg. Both are collateral damage in a war that last year killed or wounded nearly 11 500 Afghan civilians, according to the United Nations.

Rescuers battle to reach Afghan avalanche victims

2017-02-06 19:16

Rescuers are battling to reach survivors of avalanches in Afghanistan's remote and mountainous north, as the official nationwide death toll soars.

Guard kills Afghan diplomat in Pakistan

2017-02-06 13:34

An Afghan diplomat has been shot dead by a private security guard at the country's consulate in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi.

Fears that Afghanistan snow toll could mount

2017-02-05 16:21

The death toll from three days of heavy snow across Afghanistan has risen to over 50 and there are fears the toll could rise as rescuers began clearing roads to remote areas.

Afghanistan: Who controls what?

2017-01-26 09:04

More than a decade after the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the armed group is still active across Afghanistan.

Roof collapses in Afghanistan refugee camp, kiling 6

2017-01-23 11:16

An Afghan official says the roof of a shoddily constructed house in a refugee camp in eastern Afghanistan collapsed as a family was sleeping inside, killing 6 family members.

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