Afghanistan


1 100 Afghan children a day 'to drop out of school'

2017-03-23 21:02

Some 400 000 Afghan children might not attend classes this year, putting them at great risk, Save the Children says.

Blast targets bus in downtown Kabul

2017-03-13 18:13

A powerful explosion has struck a bus in downtown Kabul, sending smoke rising in the sky and officials say at least one woman has been killed.

Over 30 dead as gunmen dressed as doctors raid Kabul hospital

2017-03-08 15:20

Gunmen dressed as doctors have stormed Afghanistan's largest military hospital, killing more than 30 people in a six-hour attack claimed by ISIS.

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.

 

Afghan military rejects insiders aided hospital attack

2017-03-15 13:13

Afghanistan's defence ministry has shrugged off allegations that insiders were involved in a catastrophic insurgent attack on the country's largest military hospital, as it faces scathing public criticism over the assault.

Hospital raid leaves Kabul stupefied

2017-03-10 08:08

ISIS claimed a spectacular assault on Afghanistan's largest military hospital that bore the hallmarks of the Taliban, prompting officials to voice misgivings.

Senior Taliban commander dies in suspected US strike

2017-03-04 06:57

A Taliban official says a suspected US drone strike has killed a senior commander - the man who assisted in Bergdahl's handover to US officials.

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.

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