Afghanistan


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.

Suicide bombing | Australia's most wanted: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-08-19 07:23

Suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul kills more than 60 people | Fugitive Jonathan Dick caught in Melbourne; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

Afghan presidential candidates fear for safety after attacks

2019-07-30 05:33

Candidates jockeying to become Afghanistan's next president lashed out at the incumbent Ashraf Ghani on Monday after deadly violence cast a shadow over the first official day of campaigning.

 

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 having 'very good' discussions with Taliban - Trump

2019-08-19 14:09

US President Donald Trump hailed progress in negotiations on an Afghanistan peace deal, saying that talks with both the Taliban and the Afghan government are going well.

US-Taliban talks end without deal, both sides to consult

2019-08-13 05:08

Two sides have been negotiating in Doha for agreement that would see the US withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.

Afghan-Taliban talks could happen within two weeks: minister

2019-07-27 18:25

Direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban could begin within the next two weeks, an Afghan official says, marking a potentially crucial step in efforts to end the war.

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