Afghanistan


Avalanche rescue operations restart in Afghanistan

2015-02-27 13:29

Rescue teams have restarted operations to find the victims of avalanches in north-eastern Afghanistan as four more bodies were found, officials say.

Afghanistan faces humanitarian emergency after avalanche

2015-02-26 12:07

More than 180 people have been killed in north Afghanistan in some of the worst avalanches there for 30 years, officials say, with heavy snow set to last for two more days after an unusually dry winter led to fears of a drought.

Afghan avalanches kill at least 108

2015-02-25 19:58

At least 108 people are feared killed in Afghan avalanches amid a winter storm.

2 jailed in terrorist plot to kill Americans in Afghanistan

2015-02-24 12:24

Two men convicted of seeking to join al-Qaeda and training to carry out attacks on Americans in Afghanistan have been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison, the US justice department says.

US may delay troop pullout from Afghanistan

2015-02-21 20:23

President Barack Obama's new Pentagon chief said Saturday the United States was seriously considering slowing the pace of a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, as the country faces a growing Taliban insurgency.

Taliban ambush, kill 6 police in Afghanistan

2015-02-17 13:48

Taliban insurgents have killed six policemen in southern Afghanistan after luring them to an abandoned building by setting off a bomb, officials say.

Hebdo protest in Kabul turns violent

2015-01-31 21:16

A protest in the Afghan capital, Kabul, against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, has turned into a violent confrontation between riot police and demonstrators.

17 killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan - latest

2015-01-29 12:09

A state of Taliban attacks across Afghanistan has killed at least 17 people, officials say, the latest violence that comes as insurgents increasingly target local police and Afghan forces.

8 family members killed in Afghan blast

2015-01-20 16:32

Eight members of a family were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan, an official has said.

Afghanistan investigates cabinet nominee wanted by Interpol

2015-01-18 16:22

Afghan authorities have launched an investigation into a minister-designate wanted by Interpol for tax evasion in Estonia, a presidential official says.

 

2 killed in Kabul suicide attack targeting Nato official

2015-02-26 15:13

One Turkish soldier and one Afghan civilian has killed in a suicide attack that targeted the vehicle of a top Nato official in Kabul, officials say.

Afghan capital rocked by blast near Turkey embassy

2015-02-26 08:52

Afghan officials and police say a suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives has targeted a vehicle of the Turkish embassy in the Afghan capital during the morning rush hour.

Dozens feared dead in Afghanistan avalanche

2015-02-25 11:11

An Afghan official says dozens of people are feared dead in an avalanche that buried some 60 homes in the northeastern Panjshir Valley.

Gunmen kidnap 30 Afghan bus passengers

2015-02-24 12:24

Gunmen have dragged 30 male passengers out of two buses and have taken them hostage in southern Afghanistan.

Sharp rise in Afghan civilian casualties: UN

2015-02-18 15:58

The number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan jumped 22% in 2014, the UN says, as Nato troops withdrew from combat leaving government forces to battle a raging Taliban insurgency.

Taliban now smuggle drugs and gems like mafia

2015-02-12 06:41

Afghanistan's Taliban Islamist movement is increasingly financed by criminal enterprises including heroin laboratories, illegal ruby and emerald mines and kidnapping.

Taliban claim Kabul airport 'insider' killings

2015-01-30 10:41

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an apparent 'insider attack' at Kabul airport in which three American contractors and an Afghan were killed.

Taliban attack kills 15 in Afghanistan

2015-01-29 09:34

Afghan officials say a roadside bombing in the country's east killed 4 people, including a policeman, while a Taliban attack on a checkpoint left 11 dead.

Anti-Charlie protesters burn French flag in Afghanistan

2015-01-19 14:09

Hundreds of people in eastern Afghanistan demonstrated Monday against the French weekly Charlie Hebdo, burning a French flag and calling for the government to cut diplomatic relations with France.

Afghan president condemns Charlie Hedbo cartoon

2015-01-17 18:30

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned the publication of a Prophet Mohammed caricature by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, describing it as great insult to Islam and Muslims.

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