Bomb kills five in southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - At least five people, including two women, were killed when a bomb targeting an army vehicle exploded in southern Afghanistan on...

Afghanistan faces economic timebomb as NATO war ends

Kabul  - The Taliban insurgency may still be raging but the poor state of the economy could pose a bigger threat to Afghanistan's long-term...

Bomb attack kills six civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL- A roadside bomb killed six civilians, including women and children, in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, local officials said on Tuesday.The victims were travelling...

Afghan election candidates feud on eve of results

Kabul  - Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates clashed over alleged fraud Sunday ahead of the release of preliminary election results, setting the stage for a...

Afghan leader alleges US-Taliban collusion

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai has accused the United States of colluding with the Taliban to justify its presence in Afghanistan, dumbfounding US officials...

Kabul’s school of rock offers lessons for life

Kabul : With a sense of showmanship that would have impressed Freddie Mercury, Salahdeen, aged seven, struts his way through a passionate rendition of...

Afghan presidential hopeful vows to sign US troops pact

Washington :  Afghan presidential hopeful Ashraf Ghani vowed Friday to sign a security pact with the United States within a week if he wins...

Afghan travellers use Taliban disguise to stay safe

KABUL  - Beards, eyeliner and jihadi ringtones -- these are the latest defensive weapons in the war in Afghanistan, as travellers take novel steps...

Police arrest two Afghan boys for suicide bomb plan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Police arrested two 10-year-old would-be suicide bombers in southern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, months after President Hamid Karzai pardoned the pair...

Kabul suicide blast kills two guards at foreign compound

Kabul  - A Taliban suicide truck bomb struck  at the entrance of a foreign-run compound in Kabul on Tuesday, killing two Afghan guards and...

Beneath the burqa: Afghan women opt for cosmetic surgery

KABUL - Despite living much of their lives behind a veil, some Afghan women are feeling pressure to conform to ideals of female beauty...

Afghanistan to take full control of Bagram jail

KABUL - Afghanistan is set Monday to take full control of Bagram military jail from the United States, drawing a line under one running...

Karzai says assembly will decide Afghan peace strategy

KABUL - Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday he would let a traditional assembly, or loya jirga, decide the country's peace strategy after the...

Insurgents determined to derail Afghan run-off: US general

Bagram Air Base (Afghanistan)- Taliban insurgents will redouble their efforts to disrupt presidential elections in Afghanistan next month after failing to sabotage the first...

Culture guides to tackle Afghan insider attacks

KABUL  - Don't take offence if NATO soldiers exit the shower naked or ask to see a picture of your wife -- it is...

Karzai warns attacks on rise in Afghanistan

KABUL  - Afghan President Hamid Karzai warned Thursday that attacks against local police and soldiers were increasing as they prepare to take responsibility for...

Suicide bomber kills 4 in Kabul attack on military bus

Kabul  - A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up near an Afghan military bus in Kabul Sunday, killing four people in the latest attack...

Obama on surprise trip to sign Afghan deal

KABUL  - President Barack Obama furtively descended from night skies into Afghanistan, signing a deal cementing post-war ties with Kabul after 2014, one year...

Afghan girl’s throat slit over refusal to wed

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan :  Two men have been arrested for slitting the throat of a 15-year-old Afghan girl after her family refused a marriage proposal,...

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...