Afghanistan


US to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

2015-03-25 05:00

The White House says the US will keep its current complement of 9 800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015, instead of cutting the number by about half as originally planned.

Afghan woman lynched over Qur'an-burning 'was innocent'

2015-03-23 18:01

An Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Qur'an was innocent, the interior minister says.

Fear stalks Afghan minorities after rare attacks

2015-03-17 12:18

Afghanistan has endured more than 30 years of warfare, but recent attacks on minority Muslim sects have raised fears that sectarian unrest could add yet another layer of bloodshed.

Gunmen kill 6 in Kabul Sufi mosque attack

2015-03-07 21:14

Gunmen have attacked a Sufi mosque in Kabul, killing at least six people and leaving five others wounded, police officials say, shattering a recent calm in the Afghan capital.

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.

 

Children playing cricket among dead in Afghanistan attacks

2015-03-24 20:39

At least 25 people, mostly civilians and including six children playing cricket, were killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan.

Afghan woman buried after being beaten to death by mob

2015-03-22 10:56

An Afghan woman who was beaten to death by a mob has been buried in Kabul, her coffin carried by women's rights activists.

Suicide car bomber kills 7 in Afghanistan

2015-03-10 22:30

Seven people were killed and 28 others including five police were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up in his car outside the capital of Helmand, officials have said.

Van bomb kills eight in Afghanistan

2015-03-03 22:16

A Taliban suicide attacker driving an explosives-laden van carrying goats has killed eight people including five civilians in southern Afghanistan, officials say.

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.

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