Afghanistan


Mullah Omar's death: Taliban's loss

2015-07-30 21:54

Mullah Omar's death poses an existential crisis for the Afghan Taliban potentially presaging a splintering of the movement as ISIS gains a toehold.

US believes Taliban's Mullah Omar dead

2015-07-29 22:03

The White House says it is was aware of reports of the death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar and believes the reports are "credible".

Afghan wedding horror as gunmen kill 20

2015-07-27 11:46

At least 20 people have been killed after a gunfight broke out at a wedding party in northern Afghanistan, officials say, highlighting the fragile security situation in the war-torn country.

US air strike kills top Qaeda commander in Afghanistan

2015-07-24 12:10

A US air strike in Afghanistan has killed a senior al-Qaeda commander in charge of suicide bombing and two other militants, the Pentagon says.

Afghanistan bans toy guns

2015-07-22 18:05

Afghanistan has banned the use and sale of toy guns after at least 116 children suffer injuries in the capital during the recent three-day Eid festival.

Afghan officials say 10 soldiers killed in US air strike

2015-07-20 13:12

A US air strike has killed at least 10 Afghan soldiers at an army checkpoint in a Taliban-infested province south of Kabul, officials say, the latest 'friendly fire' incident involving foreign coalition forces.

Afghan president says negotiations with Taliban are solution

2015-07-17 12:43

In a message to the nation on a major Muslim holiday, the Afghan president says that negotiations with the Taliban are the only way to 'end the bloodshed' and bring peace to the country.

Bomb blast hits Afghan mosque

2015-07-13 21:59

An Afghan official says a bomb blast inside a mosque in Baghlan province north of the capital, Kabul, has wounded 29 people.

10 killed in roadside bombing in Afghanistan

2015-07-12 15:39

Police official says 10 civilians killed in a roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan

Afghans, Taliban to meet again after Pakistan talks

2015-07-08 14:01

Pakistan says Afghan and Taliban representatives have agreed to meet again after landmark talks aimed at ending the militants’ 13-year insurgency.

 

Taliban confirms leader's death, chooses successor

2015-07-30 18:23

Afghan Taliban officials have confirmed the death of their leader, Mullah Omar, saying the group's council has elected a successor.

Taliban advancing in north Afghanistan

2015-07-28 18:26

An Afghan official has confirmed the Taliban have taken control of a district HQ in the remote north after days of fighting.

Deadly biker bomb rips through Afghan market

2015-07-25 14:14

At least 25 people are reported to have been killed and 38 others wounded in a suicide attack in the northern Faryab province of Afghanistan.

Suicide bomber on motorbike kills 15 in Afghanistan

2015-07-22 20:02

A suicide bomber on a motorbike has killed at least 15 people and wounded 38 near a busy marketplace in northwest Afghanistan.

Suicide bomber kills 15 in Afghan market

2015-07-22 11:23

At least 15 people have been killed when a suicide attacker blew himself up in a busy market in northern Afghanistan, officials say, warning that the death toll could rise.

Roadside bomb kills 6 Afghan policemen

2015-07-18 12:55

A roadside bomb killed six policemen in western Afghanistan, as they were patrolling on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, officials say.

Afghan Taliban leader hails 'legitimate' peace talks

2015-07-15 10:07

Taliban leader Mullah Omar has hailed as 'legitimate' peace talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 13-year war, in his first comments on the nascent dialogue.

ISIS: Afghanistan leader still alive

2015-07-13 11:41

ISIS has released an audio tape it says is of the movement's leader for Afghanistan, contradicting reports that he was killed in a US drone strike.

Female supreme court nominee rejected by Afghan Parliament

2015-07-08 14:02

The first-ever female nominee for the supreme court in Afghanistan has failed to garner enough votes of approval from the parliament.

Suicide car bomber targets Nato convoy in Afghan capital

2015-07-07 12:33

A suicide car bomber has targeted a convoy of the Nato-led coalition forces in Kabul, police say.

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