Motorbike bomb kills six civilians in north Afghanistan

Kunduz (Afghanistan)  - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed motorcycle in northern Afghanistan Thursday, killing six civilians and wounding more than 20 in a...

Heavy snow, avalanches kill 16 in Afghanistan

KABUL - Heavy snow and avalanches have killed at least 16 people in mountainous northeastern Afghanistan, leaving dozens more trapped in their homes, according...

Osama Bin Laden, director of human resources

Washington - "Please enter the required information accurately and truthfully. Write clearly and legibly. Name, age, marital status. Do you wish to execute a...

Bomb hits Afghan bus, kills nine

GHAZNI, Afghanistan  - A roadside bomb exploded under an Afghan bus southwest of Kabul on Monday, killing nine people and wounding at least 22...

Poland pledges post-2014 support for Afghanistan

KABUL  - Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski met his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai Tuesday during a visit to Afghanistan, where Poland has some 2,500 troops...

NATO brands Taliban leader Omar’s Eid message ‘insane’

KABUL :  The Taliban's reclusive leader Mullah Omar has issued a bellicose Eid statement that was swiftly denounced by the commander of NATO troops...

Generals, rebels, plots: just another Afghan day

KABUL  - The general lifted up his camouflage jacket to expose his 9mm Beretta and disprove the rumours of his arrest flying around Kabul....

Failed suicide attack targets Afghan airport

HERAT, Afghanistan  - A suicide attacker blew himself up in western Afghanistan on Tuesday after police stopped him from gaining access to an airport,...

First 200 French soldiers to leave Afghanistan

KABUL  - The first 200 French soldiers were due to leave Afghanistan on Wednesday, kickstarting troop withdrawals announced three months ago by Paris as...

Afghan child brides under UN spotlight

KABUL - Greater efforts must be made to protect girls in Afghanistan, where nearly half are married as child brides and almost one in...

Afghan opium cultivation hits record high in 2013

Kabul :  Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high in 2013 as farmers seek to "insure" themselves ahead of NATO forces' withdrawal...

Kabul street children struggle to survive

KABUL- In crowded downtown Kabul, nine-year-old Ahmed looks like any other energetic salesman hawking plastic bags for 10 cents a piece, darting in and...

Karzai appoints new members of Afghan electoral body

KABUL :  President Hamid Karzai on Monday selected nine new members of Afghanistan's main electoral body, with analysts saying his choices were intended to...

Taliban suicide attack kills two in Kabul

KABUL - A suicide bomber blew himself up near a NATO base in Kabul's diplomatic district on Wednesday, hitting a military vehicle and killing...

NATO admits Afghan local police abuses

KABUL - A NATO military report acknowledged on Friday that members of a US-funded Afghan police force have committed human rights abuses, but insisted...

Afghan poll audit starts after Taliban raid airport

Kabul - Afghanistan began a massive audit of 8.1 million ballots cast in the run-off round of its controversial presidential vote, hours after a...

Afghan TV presenters told ‘more veil, less make-up’

KABUL - Afghanistan has instructed female TV presenters to stop appearing without a headscarf and to wear less make-up, officials said, raising fears about...

NATO claims success with Afghan security forces

KABUL  - Afghan security forces are showing "significant progress" with a swell of new recruits and better training, NATO's head of training said Monday...

Red Cross clinics honour guard killed in Afghan attack

KABUL : The Red Cross halted work across Afghanistan on Thursday to pay a one-day tribute to the guard killed outside its offices in...

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...