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.

Blast near Afghan game kills three

2017-01-20 19:15

A blast has hit spectators after a game of buzkashi, or polo with a carcass, in northern Afghanistan, killing at least three people in the latest spasm of violence in the war-torn country.

WATCH: Defying death threats, Afghanistan's first female orchestra to play Davos

2017-01-18 15:58

In the face of death threats and accusations they are dishonouring their families by daring to perform, the women of Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra are charting a new destiny for themselves through music.

Another deadly year for journalists

2016-12-30 21:22

The International Federation of Journalists says that 93 journalists and media staff were killed in targeted attacks, by bombs or by crossfire in 2016 while a further 29 died in two plane crashes.

Afghan Taliban hang university student

2016-12-03 18:09

A Kabul Polytechnic university student, accused of killing a senior Taliban intelligence officer, has been hanged publicly even though elders tried to mediate.

Suicide bomber kills four in Kabul

2016-11-16 11:25

A suicide bomber on foot has struck a government vehicle in Kabul, killing at least four people and wounding 11 others, officials said, in the latest attack in the Afghan capital.

4 dead in US base blast, Taliban claims responsibilty

2016-11-12 10:38

At least four people have died in an explosion inside the largest US military base in Afghanistan, Nato has said, with the Taliban claiming responsibility for the major security breach.

Taliban attack Afghan German consulate, killing 4

2016-11-11 08:55

Germany's consulate in northern Afghanistan was attacked when a suicide car bomber rammed the compound, killing four people and wounding more than 100, police and a doctor said.

Blast kills 11 on way to Afghan wedding - officials

2016-11-04 20:10

A roadside bomb has killed 11 people on their way to a wedding in the northern Afghan province of Faryab, officials said, as civilian casualties rise in the war-torn country.

Suicide bomber kills six civilians in east Afghanistan

2016-10-31 19:11

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives in a gathering of tribal elders in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least six people in the latest direct assault on civilians.

 

UN launches $550m Afghan aid appeal

2017-01-21 22:26

The United Nations has launched a $550m humanitarian appeal for Afghanistan, where about a third of the population is in need of assistance.

Taliban bomb expert accidently kills himself and 4 sons

2017-01-18 20:04

An expert bomb maker for the insurgent Taliban inadvertently has killed himself and his four sons in northern Afghanistan, while building a cache of roadside bombs

At least 21 killed, 45 wounded in Kabul twin blasts

2017-01-10 16:17

At least 21 people were killed and 45 wounded in twin bombings near the Afghan parliament in Kabul on Tuesday.

Afghan woman pilot's US asylum bid sparks fervent debate

2016-12-28 07:13

The shock announcement of Afghanistan's first woman fixed-wing pilot seeking asylum in the US has touched off a spirited national debate on the country's most vexing issues: insecurity, women's rights and mass exodus of young people.

Suicide bomber kills dozens in Shiite mosque in Afghanistan

2016-11-21 11:56

An Afghan official says that at least 27 civilians have been killed after a suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in the capital, Kabul.

ICC prosecutors say US forces may have committed war crimes

2016-11-15 14:34

International Criminal Court prosecutors say that a preliminary probe indicates that members of the US armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan.

Casualties as explosion hits largest US base in Afghanistan: Nato

2016-11-12 07:01

An explosion has struck the largest US military base in Afghanistan, causing some casualties, Nato says.

Pakistan deports National Geographic's iconic 'Afghan Girl'

2016-11-09 20:03

A Pakistani government official says National Geographic's famed green-eyed "Afghan Girl" has been deported to Afghanistan

Afghan police: Roadside bombing in Helmand kills reporter

2016-11-04 16:00

Afghan police say that a roadside bombing in southern Helmand province has killed an Afghan journalist and wounded another.

Armed men burn down school in Afghanistan

2016-10-29 21:19

Armed men have burned down a girls' school in northern Afghanistan, officials say, with police blaming the Taliban for the assault.

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