Afganistan


Afghans on social media demand punishment for child killers

2019-03-14 05:09

Many Afghans are taking to social media, demanding harsh punishment for two men arrested in the kidnapping and killing of a little girl in Kabul, a case that has shaken the city's residents.

Seven dead in suicide attack at Afghan ministry

2018-07-15 16:26

A suicide attacker blew himself up in front of a government ministry in Kabul as workers were leaving their offices, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15.

Suicide bombers storm Afghan state broadcaster

2017-05-17 17:56

Suicide bombers storm a national television station in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, triggering gunfights and explosions.

Blasts, gunfire rock Afghan capital

2017-03-01 16:46

Explosions and gunfire echoed through Kabul in two separate Taliban assaults on security buildings officials have said, as the insurgents ramp up attacks before the start of their annual spring offensive.

Pentagon Chief Carter arrives in Afghanistan

2016-07-12 20:38

The US Defence Secretary has arrived in Afghanistan for talks with President Ashraf Ghani.

9 dead in Taliban siege at Afghan airport

2015-12-09 14:02

Afghan forces have battled to flush out Taliban militants hours after they stormed Kandahar airport, killing at least 9 people and taking families hostage as President Ashraf Ghani sought to revive peace talks at a regional conference.

Afghanistan's economy under the gun

2014-06-11 14:45

The most pressing challenge awaiting Afghanistan's new leader may be an international blacklist hanging over the country's banks.

 

WATCH: Afghanistan announces Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

2018-08-20 17:24

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire with Taliban insurgents from Monday to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, days after fighting in the central city of Ghazni and a northern province.

95 killed, 158 wounded in Afghan car bombing

2018-01-27 20:14

Authorities say a suicide bomber driving an ambulance killed at least 95 people and wounded 158 in an attack claimed by the Taliban in the Afghan capital Kabul.

Blast, gunfire hit Kabul military hospital

2017-03-08 12:19

An explosion and gunfire rattled Kabul's diplomatic district as insurgents attacked Afghanistan's largest military hospital

EU pushes for 'leverage' with Africa to curb migrants

2016-10-21 12:17

EU leaders called Thursday for greater efforts to apply the "leverage" of trade and development with Africa in order to curb migrant departures to Europe and speed up the return of those who arrive.

Obama approves more aggressive Taliban fight

2016-06-11 12:32

President Barack Obama has ordered the US military to more directly take on the Taliban, again ratcheting up a 15-year conflict that he came to office vowing to end.

India seizes 200kg heroin shipment on Pakistani boat

2015-04-21 18:53

India has seized 200 kg of heroin from Pakistani drug traffickers aboard a boat on the Arabian sea in a $15 million haul that is one of the country's largest.

Gunmen kidnap Afghan deputy minister in Kabul

2014-04-15 10:25

Officials say that gunmen have kidnapped an Afghan deputy ministry from his car in Kabul.

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