NATO condemns cross-border shelling into Afghanistan

KABUL - NATO's military force in Afghanistan has condemned cross-border shelling from Pakistan, after Kabul warned that it could significantly harm relations between the...

‘Dire’ Afghan economy on edge as investors flee

Kabul  - Jackhammers are down and excavators gather dust at a Kabul construction site, spotlighting an aid-reliant economy on the edge of a precipice...

Iran says Afghan, Pakistani IS volunteers arrested

Tehran - Afghan and Pakistani nationals who were planning to join the ranks of Islamic State jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq have been...

Delivering mail in Kabul, where streets have no name

KABUL :  In Kabul, many streets have no name and houses often have no number, meaning that postmen already braving the constant threat of...

Afghan forces retake key district centre from Taliban

Kandahar (Afghanistan) - Afghan forces backed by NATO air attacks Sunday drove the Taliban out of a district centre in southern Afghanistan, days after...

Karzai backtracks on controversial Pakistan remarks

KABUL  - President Hamid Karzai sought to distance himself Monday from controversial remarks made in an interview in which he said Afghanistan would back...

Police trap reveals how Afghan ‘insider attacks’ work

KABUL  - The Taliban believed Beyar Khan Weyaar was the perfect candidate to prepare an insider attack on Afghan police, but instead he set...

Afghan election campaign kicks off as NATO troops exit

Kabul : Afghanistan's election campaign kicks off on Sunday, with 11 candidates vying to succeed President Hamid Karzai as the country enters an uncertain...

Aid to help 225,000 displaced Afghans survive deadly winter

Kabul  - The Afghan government and the United Nations on Wednesday began distributing blankets, clothes and fuel to about 225,000 people displaced by violence...

Afghan avalanches ‘kill more than 100’

Kabul - Avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall have killed more than  100 people in Afghanistan and the death toll is expected to rise, officials...

ISAF to retrain troops on civilian casualties: Kabul

KABUL- NATO's US-led force in Afghanistan will retrain its troops by December 5 on how to avoid civilian casualties, following fresh accusations of civilian...

Afghan truck bomb wounds soldiers at Nato base

KABUL, Afghanistan - A truck bomb exploded at a NATO military base south of the Afghan capital Tuesday, wounding three soldiers and at least...

Afghan blast kills seven children in Khairkot

Kabul :- Seven schoolchildren were killed and three wounded by a roadside bomb in southeastern Afghanistan on Monday, an official said.The bomb was planted...

Afghan MPs pass election watchdog bill

KABUL - Afghan lawmakers have passed a bill to give the country's controversial electoral complaints watchdog more power and independence for the upcoming elections,...

Al-Qaeda No2 in Afghanistan killed, NATO says

KABUL  - NATO said Tuesday that Al-Qaeda's second in command in Afghanistan had been killed in an air strike near the Pakistani border.The US-led...

Afghan policeman kills 3 US troops during meal

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan  :  Three American special forces soldiers were killed Friday by an Afghan police officer who had invited them for a meal, Afghan...

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...

Six ‘terrorists’ hanged in mass Afghan executions

KABUL  - Afghanistan on Wednesday executed six "criminals and terrorists", an official said, a day after eight other death row prisoners were hanged in...

Karzai makes fallen defence minister his adviser

KABUL  - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday appointed as senior adviser Abdul Rahim Wardak, the defence minister thrown out of parliament for alleged...

Taliban declare ‘spring offensive’ in Afghanistan

KABUL :  Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan announced the start of their annual "spring offensive" against the US-backed government, vowing a nationwide series of attacks...