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...

As casualties soar, Afghan police taught how to stay alive

Kabul - At a training centre near Kabul, one overriding lesson is drilled into Afghan police by their French instructors -- don't become yet...

Afghan rape victim still in jail despite pardon: lawyer

KABUL  - An Afghan woman who was jailed for adultery after being raped remains in prison more than 10 days after President Hamid Karzai...

Afghans burn Obama effigy at film demo

KABUL  - Hundreds of Afghan protesters took to the streets on Friday, setting fire to an effigy of US President Barack Obama and demanding...

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 runaways fight heroin addiction on Pakistan streets

Peshawar (Pakistan) - After his brother beat him with chains, Abdullah decided enough was enough and fled his home in Kabul to Pakistan, where...

Female Afghan MP survives suicide attack, 3 dead

Kabul - A suicide bomber on Sunday attacked the vehicle convoy of a prominent female Afghan MP near the parliament in Kabul, killing three...

Two dead as Taliban raid Prince Harry’s Afghan base

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan :  Taliban armed with guns and rockets stormed a heavily fortified airfield in Afghanistan where Prince Harry is deployed, killing two US...

Death toll rises to 28 in Afghan snow, avalanches

KABUL- Helicopters flew supplies into snowbound villages in mountainous northeastern Afghanistan on Thursday as the death toll from heavy snowfalls and avalanches rose to...

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...

France blames Afghan deaths on ‘Taliban infiltrator’

KABUL - The French defence minister said Saturday that an Afghan soldier who killed four French troops was a Taliban infiltrator, as he appeared...

Abdullah: Afghanistan’s ‘almost’ man stays in the game

Kabul - Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah believes the title of President of Afghanistan has been stolen from him twice -- but this time...

Nearly 1.3 mn at risk from Afghan minefields: UN

KABUL- Nearly 1.3 million people are at risk from mines buried across Afghanistan during past conflicts that remain despite 20 years of international clearance...

Bin Laden bent on spectacular US attack until the end: files

Washington - Hunkered down in his Pakistani compound, Osama bin Laden pleaded with his followers to stay focused on attacking the United States instead...

Afghan president ‘unaware’ of cash from corrupt bank

KABUL : Afghan President Hamid Karzai was not aware that a major bank now mired in scandal had contributed millions of dollars to his...

Blast kills four Afghan policemen

Ghazni (Afghanistan) - An explosion killed four Afghan police including a district chief on Thursday as they attempted to defuse a roadside bomb in...

Fighting flares as Taliban advance on major Afghan city

Kunduz (Afghanistan) - Intense fighting flared in northern Afghanistan as security forces battled Taliban insurgents advancing Tuesday on a major provincial capital, officials said,...

Slain AFP reporter’s son discharged from hospital

Kabul  - The only surviving child of slain AFP reporter Sardar Ahmad has been discharged from hospital as he continues to recover from bullet...

Post-Nazi art therapy comes to Kabul

KABUL- An art exhibition that began as an attempt to heal Germany after the horrors of Nazi rule and World War II is now...

Afghan election rivals square up for results showdown

Kabul  - Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates ratcheted up tensions Monday ahead of the release of results, with one campaign team preparing for victory and...