Afghanistan


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.

Man's best friend: The dogs who sniff out explosives in Kabul

2019-07-17 09:52

Naya, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, focuses intently as she leaps over hurdles and zooms through tunnels on an obstacle course at a training centre on a hill overlooking Kabul.

Under US pressure, Afghan army starts closing checkpoints

2019-06-18 09:24

Only a tangle of razor wire marks the entrance of a remote Afghan army checkpoint that may soon be shuttered as the government closes vulnerable outposts after years of losses to Taliban fighters and desertions.

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.

 

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.

Afghan president seeks 'clarification' after Trump war comments

2019-07-24 16:58

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday the US should clarify remarks President Donald Trump made about Afghanistan, including a claim he could easily win the war but didn't "want to kill 10 million people".

At least 53 wounded as powerful car bomb rocks Kabul

2019-07-01 11:45

Dozens of people were wounded with fatalities feared as a powerful car bomb rocked Kabul and gunmen battled special forces in an area housing military and government buildings, officials say.

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.

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