Taliban bombing kills up to 29 in northern Afghanistan

Kunduz (Afghanistan) - A Taliban attack killed up to 29 people in northern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, after a wave of lethal bombings in...

Afghan officials visit Pakistan to revive peace talks

Islamabad - Afghan officials met with their counterparts in Islamabad Thursday to discuss the revival of suspended talks with the Taliban, which stalled following...

Kabul bombings leave 51 dead, hundreds wounded

Kabul - Fifteen more fatalities were confirmed Saturday from a barrage of bombings in Kabul, taking the toll to 51 in the deadliest day...

Afghan military helicopter crash kills 17

Kandahar (Afghanistan) - At least 17 people, including 12 Afghan army soldiers, were killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, the worst...

Five arrested after public beating of Afghan father and daughter

Kabul - Police in Afghanistan have arrested five people allegedly shown in a video depicting the public beating of a father and his daughter...

Bagh-e Babur: Kabul’s oasis of peace

Kabul - Kabul's historic Bagh-e Babur gardens are one of the few remaining vestiges of serenity in a city awash with snipers, checkpoints and...

German spy agency ‘helped US find bin Laden’: report

Berlin - Germany's foreign intelligence agency helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan where US special forces killed the al-Qaeda leader,...

Six dead in first major Afghan Taliban attack since transition

Kabul - Six people were killed Thursday when a Taliban suicide truck bomber struck a police compound in Afghanistan, in the first major insurgent...

11 Afghan police jailed over mob killing of woman

Kabul - Eleven Afghan policemen were Tuesday sentenced to one year in prison for failing to protect a woman who was lynched by a...

More resignations as Taliban try to heal leadership rift

Kabul - Two more senior figures in the Taliban's Qatar political office have resigned, militants said Thursday, as the movement began efforts to reconcile...

Osama’s letter: Fear of surveillance haunted Bin Laden in his last years

Washington - Low-hanging clouds over the Pakistani mountains might protect you from a prying US drone, but what if a spy has injected a...

Overwhelming majority of Pakistanis feel that Afghan refugees should go back to Afghanistan, Poll

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 80% Pakistanis said that Afghan refugees should go back to their own...

Afghanistan lynching stokes anger against ‘fake mullahs’

Kabul - The savage lynching of an Afghan woman who railed openly against superstitious practices has stoked public anger over the treatment of women...

Conjoined twin girls separated in Afghan first: doctors

Paris - Doctors in Kabul have separated 15-day-old conjoined twin sisters -- a surgical first for Afghanistan, medical charity Chain of Hope said Thursday.Five...

Afghans revolted as husband cuts off wife’s nose

Kabul - A photograph of an Afghan woman whose nose was sliced off by her husband in a fit of rage has sparked online...

Afghanistan to hold delayed parliamentary polls on October 15

Kabul - Afghanistan will hold its delayed parliamentary elections on October 15, the top polling official said Monday, after last June's deadline to choose...

Al-Qaeda’s Zawahiri vows allegiance to new Taliban chief

Dubai - Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Thursday pledged his group's allegiance to new Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour who is facing a bitter...

Four-nation meeting in Kabul seeks to revive Taliban talks

Kabul - A second round of four-country talks aimed at reviving peace negotiations with the Taliban was held in Kabul Monday, even as the...
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NATO makes fresh funding, troop pledge for Afghanistan

Warsaw (AFP) - NATO agreed Saturday to maintain troop numbers in Afghanistan and reiterated a funding pledge for local security forces until 2020, but...

Afghanistan welcomes NATO’s renewed security pledge

Kabul - Afghan president Ashraf Ghani on Monday welcomed as an "achievement" the renewed funding commitment from NATO for his country's fledgling security forces...