Roadside bomb kills 6 Afghan soldiers

Kabul :  A roadside bomb has ripped through an Afghan army vehicle in northeastern Afghanistan, killing six soldiers, the defence ministry said Tuesday.The soldiers...

Afghan girl locked in toilet for 5 months: officials

KABUL- Afghan police have rescued a teenage girl who was beaten and locked up in a toilet for over five months after she defied...

Five Afghan volleyball players shot dead

Mihtarlam (Afghanistan) :  Unknown gunmen shot dead five young Afghan men playing volleyball, officials said Friday, but Taliban insurgents responsible for much of Afghanistan's...

Afghan shooting latest scandal for troubled US base

SEATTLE, Washington- The US soldier held for shooting dead 16 Afghan villagers at the weekend was stationed at a military base south of Seattle...

Afghan president accuses US of killing 7 children in airstrike

Kabul - President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday accused the United States of killing seven children and a woman in an airstrike in central Afghanistan...

US ambassador to Kabul to step down early

KABUL  - The US ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, is to leave his post early for health reasons, US officials said Tuesday, a day...

German FM urges Afghan leader to sign US troops deal

Kabul - Germany's foreign minister arrived Sunday in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit and urged its president to sign a long-delayed security pact with...

Afghan president pledges relief fund for avalanche victims

Kabul  - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Saturday pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives,...

10 Afghan police killed in latest violence

KABUL  - Ten police officers have been killed in Afghanistan, by a roadside bomb in the west of the country and during fighting in...

Bomb blast strikes army bus in Kabul: police

Kabul  - A bomb wrecked an army bus in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday and injured several soldiers, police said, as emergency vehicles...

Afghan tribal elders call for calm after massacre

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Afghan tribal elders from Kandahar, where an American soldier shot dead 16 villagers, called for calm on Monday as extra security...

Afghanistan sacks 5 officials over prison break

KABUL  - The Afghan government on Saturday sacked five officials for "negligence" after 32 prisoners, including members of the Taliban, escaped when gunmen attacked...

Suicide attack on Afghanistan funeral kills at least 9

Kabul - At least nine people were killed Thursday when a suicide bomber detonated himself at a funeral for the victims of a roadside...

Afghan negotiator upbeat on US deal despite stalemate

Kabul  - Afghanistan's lead negotiator on a security deal with the United States said Thursday he was optimistic of imminent progress even though the...

Anti-graft academic leads Afghan push against ‘economic mafia’

Kabul  - Ringed with snipers and sandbag bunkers, the makeshift office of a Kabul academic spearheading President Ashraf Ghani's unprecedented anti-corruption drive could be...

Afghan bomb kills 15 wedding guests: police

KABUL, Afghanistan  - A huge roadside bomb ripped through a minibus carrying guests to a wedding party in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least...

Two Afghans killed in attack on US military base

KABUL, Afghanistan  - Two civilians were killed Monday in a suicide attack at a gate to the US military base at Bagram north of...

Karzai orders Britain to hand over detainees

KABUL :  Afghan President Hamid Karzai has demanded that all detainees being held by British forces in the restive south be handed over within...

Afghanistan denies deal with Taliban over schools

KABUL - The Afghan government on Saturday denied making a deal with the Taliban agreeing a more conservative curriculum and more mullahs as teachers...

Afghan president warns on immunity for foreign troops

KABUL - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has warned of possible problems ahead over the sensitive issue of immunity from prosecution for any American or...