Afghanistan


Islamic State group claims attack on Sikh-Hindu temple in Kabul: monitor

2020-03-25 10:37

Gunmen stormed a Sikh-Hindu temple in central Kabul and were locked in an ongoing battle with security forces, an official has said, in the latest assault on the Afghan capital.

US, Taliban sign historic deal to wind down Afghan war

2020-02-29 22:35

The US has signed a landmark deal with the Taliban, laying out a timetable for a full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan within 14 months as it seeks an exit from its longest war.

Trump says he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban

2020-02-23 16:53

US President Donald Trump said Sunday he would sign a peace deal with the Taliban if one were eventually reached in Afghanistan.

Taliban aim to sign deal with US by end of month: report

2020-01-18 17:06

The Taliban are aiming to reach a withdrawal agreement with the US by the end of January and are prepared to "scale down" military operations ahead of signing the deal, according to their chief spokesman.

6 things to know about lawsuit against MTN and others for allegedly paying off Taliban

2019-12-30 18:59

While the mobile phone operator says it is still reviewing a complaint filed against it and other companies in a US federal court, it added that it conducts business in a "responsible" and "compliant" manner.

US resumes talks with Taliban in Doha

2019-12-07 18:14

Washington has resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar, both sides said, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic efforts that could end America's longest war.

WATCH | This Afghan woman drives 'Pink Shuttle' buses to help women navigate their conservative society

2019-11-27 15:39

Parisa Haidary gets behind the steering wheel of a mini-bus, kicks off her high heels and with a socked foot presses the accelerator, carefully easing the 10-seater into Kabul's ever-clogged traffic.

7 dead in Afghan helicopter crash: officials

2019-10-15 22:32

At least seven Afghan military personnel have been killed when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed in the northern Afghanistan province of Balkh, officials said.

Blasts as insurgents try to disrupt Afghan presidential election

2019-09-28 14:56

Insurgents worked to disrupt Afghanistan's presidential election, with a series of blasts reported across the country as voters headed to the polls and troops flooded the streets of the capital.

UPDATE | 48 people killed in suicide blasts at presidential rally in Afghanistan

2019-09-17 11:14

Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 48 people and wounded dozens more in two blasts - one at a campaign rally for the president and the other in Kabul - with the insurgents warning of more violence ahead of elections.

 

US launches airstrike against Taliban to defend Afghan forces

2020-03-04 18:45

The US launched an airstrike against Taliban fighters to defend Afghan forces, as violence spirals after a string of deadly attacks by the Taliban, throwing the country's nascent peace process into grave doubt.

US, Taliban arrive at Doha ceremony to sign deal on Afghan future

2020-02-29 18:43

US and Taliban negotiating teams have arrived at a ceremony in Doha to sign a deal that will see America begin to withdraw its troops in return for insurgent guarantees.

US bombing of Afghanistan hits 10-year high

2020-01-28 17:01

American warplanes dropped more bombs on Afghanistan in 2019 than at any other time in at least a decade, according to the US Air Force, as Washington intensified attacks in the country amid withdrawal talks with the Taliban.

MTN raises about R14bn through asset sales, plans to pay off debt

2020-01-02 18:39

Mobile operator MTN says it is on track with its plan to realise return of at least R15bn from asset sales over three years.

MTN faces US complaint for allegedly aiding, making payments to Taliban

2019-12-30 13:08

The mobile phone operator says it conducts its business in a "responsible and compliant manner in all its territories".

Eight children among 15 civilians killed by mine in Afghanistan: govt

2019-11-27 22:49

Fifteen civilians, including eight children, have been killed when their vehicle hit a land mine in northern Afghanistan, a government official said.

Taliban release two Western hostages in Afghanistan

2019-11-19 22:00

The Taliban has handed two Western hostages over to US forces in southern Afghanistan, three years after they were abducted, in a swap for three high-ranking insurgent prisoners that could boost peace talks.

85 killed, 373 wounded during Afghan election campaign

2019-10-15 21:42

Hundreds of people were killed or wounded in violence related to Afghanistan's recent presidential election season as the Taliban sought to undermine the democratic process, a UN agency says.

Taliban kill at least 48 in bloody day ahead of Afghan polls

2019-09-17 19:31

Taliban suicide bombers have killed at least 48 people and wounded dozens more in two blasts - one at a campaign rally for the president and the other in Kabul - with the insurgents warning of more violence ahead of elections.

Hong Kong pupils get involved | Taliban threatens Americans: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-09-09 07:05

HK pupils form human chain to show solidarity | Americans will die due to nixed peace talks: Taliban; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

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