Afghanistan


WATCH: Afghanistan at risk of becoming a 'narco-state'

2019-06-07 14:32

Aghanistan continues to lead global opium production, even with efforts to curb production and trafficking of drugs in the country.

Why Afghan refugee women in Pakistan fear repatriation

2019-05-09 16:29

Female refugees in Pakistan have told Al Jazeera that they are reluctant to return to Afghanistan because they fear violence and the forced recruitment of their children as child soldiers.

Afghan troops go missing after fleeing battle with Taliban

2019-03-18 05:21

Afghan officials say around 100 soldiers fled their posts and tried to cross into neighbouring Turkmenistan during a week-long battle with the Taliban.

Suicide attack on Pakistanis in Afghanistan kills 6

2018-12-26 14:01

An Afghan official says a suicide bomber disguised as a beggar has killed six people in a wealthy subdivision of the southern city of Kandahar.

Airstrike kills 10 civilians in eastern Afghanistan

2018-12-03 05:17

Afghan officials say an airstrike has killed at least 10 civilians in the eastern Paktia province bordering Pakistan.

Afghan official: Taliban ambush police convoy, killing 22

2018-11-26 13:23

An Afghan official says that at least 22 policemen were killed when the Taliban ambushed a police convoy in western Farah province.

Mayor of Utah city killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan

2018-11-04 16:21

The mayor of a Utah city has been killed during an attack in Afghanistan while he was serving with the state's National Guard, the Salt Lake Tribune and other media report.

Suicide bomber detonates outside Kabul prison, killing 7

2018-10-31 09:25

An Interior Ministry official says a suicide bomber has struck outside the country's largest prison on the eastern edge of the capital Kabul, killing seven people, including prison workers and security personnel.

Multiple blasts rock Kabul polling stations: official, witnesses

2018-10-20 10:05

Multiple explosions rocked polling centres across Kabul on Saturday, as voters cast their ballots in long-delayed legislative elections.

Eight Afghan children killed playing with unexploded mortar shell

2018-09-22 22:22

Eight children, including four siblings, have been killed in Afghanistan when a mortar shell they were playing with exploded, relatives have said, adding to the ever-growing civilian toll in the 17-year war.

 

WATCH: Rural Afghans bear brutal cost of endless war

2019-06-04 12:59

As 10 children from the same family were walking to school last year, they came across an unexploded mortar bomb - a common sight in Afghanistan, where war still rages between the Taliban and US-backed national forces.

Afghanistan loya jirga demands 'immediate and permanent' ceasefire

2019-05-03 22:54

A historic "loya jirga" peace summit in Kabul ended with delegates from across Afghanistan demanding an immediate and permanent ceasefire, and President Ashraf Ghani saying he was conditionally prepared to implement the call.

Blasts in Kabul hit near ceremony attended by top officials

2019-03-07 14:21

Several explosions have struck outside a ceremony in Kabul attended by Afghanistan's chief executive and the former president, both of whom were unharmed, officials have said.

Trump to withdraw 'significant' troops from Afghanistan

2018-12-21 12:02

US President Donald Trump has decided to pull a significant number of troops from Afghanistan, a US official told AFP, with the Afghan presidency brushing off concerns the drawdown would affect security.

30 civilians killed in battle with Taliban

2018-11-28 20:53

Afghan official: 30 civilians killed, along with 16 Taliban fighters, as Afghan forces battle in Helmand province.

US 'war on terror' has killed 500 000 people - study

2018-11-09 06:06

About half a million people have died violently in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan due to the US "war on terror" that was launched following the September 11 attacks in 2001, according to a study released.

25 killed in Afghan army helicopter crash - officials

2018-10-31 11:24

An Afghan army helicopter carrying 25 people crashed in western Afghanistan, killing all those on board, officials said.

Deadly suicide bomber strikes polling station in Afghan capital

2018-10-20 20:30

At least 10 civilians and five police officers have been killed in the latest attack to have targeted parliamentary elections.

Suicide bomber kills 13 in election rally in Afghanistan

2018-10-02 18:13

Afghan official: Suicide bomber strikes election rally in eastern Nangarhar province, killing 13 people.

WATCH: Afghan Charlie Chaplin brings joy amid conflict

2018-09-14 06:47

Afghanistan's answer to Charlie Chaplin says he has witnessed suicide attacks, explosions and threats from hardline Islamic militant groups, but he's determined put a smile on people's faces.

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