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US general for NATO: Afghan violence will rise before vote

The top U.S. general for NATO says he expects increased violence in the lead-up to the election in Afghanistan later this month, and says allies will make any necessary adjustments to military operations there....

US general for NATO: Afghan violence will rise before vote

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NATO member Estonian reports alleged Russian air violation The Baltic region's main news agency says a Russian military aircraft briefly violated the airspace of NATO member Estonia, near the Baltic Sea island of Vaindloo, and Moscow's ambassador to the Balti...
20:14, 05/20/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. and Turkey in close touch on S-400/F-35 dispute -NATO commander Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar are in contact about Ankara's plans to buy a Russian air defence system, and may meet during NATO meetings in Bru...
19:42, 06/18/2019

Russian Jet Chases NATO Plane Away From Minister's Aircraft: Report A Russian fighter jet saw off a NATO warplane after it approached a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu over neutral waters in the Baltic Sea, the TASS news agency reported on......
09:02, 08/14/2019

US threatens to pull troops from Germany if no increase in NATO defense spending The U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has suggested the United States should pull thousands of troops if the country does not increase its required NATO defense spending. ...
03:00, 08/10/2019

NATO Considers Missile Defense Upgrade, Risking Further Tensions With Russia Some alliance officials think the move is needed to counter Russia’s new cruise missiles, but it could be “a point of no return with the Russians,” one expert said....
10:28, 07/05/2019

UPDATE 7-Turkey begins receiving Russian missiles in challenge to U.S. and NATO * Pentagon chief says U.S. position unchanged (Adds dateline, byline, updates with statements from Pentagon and Turkish defence ministry, U.S. Congress, Fitch)...
05:14, 07/13/2019

US Nuclear Weapons Location In Europe Accidentally Revealed By NATO Body A recently released - and subsequently deleted - document published by a NATO-affiliated body has sparked headlines in Europe with an apparent confirmation of a long-held open secret: U.S. nuclear......
05:42, 07/17/2019

Greek fighter jets overfly North Macedonia under NATO tests North Macedonia says fighter jets from neighboring Greece have carried out NATO-linked test overflights of its territory as part of the country's process of joining the alliance....
18:14, 05/21/2019

US Senate Passes Proposal To Give India The Same Status As 'NATO Ally' The US Senate has passed a legislative provision that brings India at par with America's NATO allies and countries like Israel and South Korea for increasing defence cooperation....
10:56, 07/02/2019

Mattis details differences with Trump over Nato allies and torture in new book Ex-defense secretary avoids direct criticism of the president in his memoir, Call Sign Chaos, but notes the pair disagreed over NatoJames Mattis, who quit as US defense secretary last year, highlights...
01:28, 08/29/2019

Germany informs NATO of huge defense budget increase: report Germany is set to significantly raise its defense spending, according to a news report. It would be the biggest increase since the end of the Cold War....
14:28, 05/17/2019

UK Had Warned 16 NATO Allies Of Russia Hacking Attempts: Foreign Minister Britain has shared with 16 NATO allies details of malicious Russian cyber activity in their countries over the last 18 months, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt was to say on Thursday....
08:00, 05/23/2019

Turkey proceeds with deal for Russian missile system despite US and NATO warnings The delivery of the Russian-made S-400, a mobile surface-to-air missile system, is said to pose a risk to the NATO alliance as well as the F-35, America's most expensive weapons platform....
22:42, 07/08/2019

Nato and Russia trade barbs after collapse of nuclear arms treaty US pulls out of cold war-era INF treaty after Moscow’s ‘secret deployment’ of cruise missilesA key international nuclear disarmament treaty has formally collapsed amid mutual recriminations between th...
17:14, 08/02/2019

NATO still hasn't picked a successor to its 'eyes in the sky,' and that could cost the alliance big-time Reuters NATO's fleet of early-warning and surveillance aircraft, often called its "eyes in the sky," are aging, and the alliance has yet to choose a replacement. That delay could soon become costly, ...
01:56, 06/16/2019

NATO chief: Clock ticking on INF treaty as Russia shows no compliance The United States could suspend its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty in a matter of weeks, prompting NATO leaders to prepare for a world with more Russian missiles....
16:14, 07/18/2019

Russian jet chases NATO plane away from defense minister's aircraft: TASS A Russian fighter jet saw off a NATO warplane after it approached a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu over neutral waters in the Baltic Sea, the TASS news agency reported on Tuesda...
17:56, 08/13/2019

UPDATE 2-Turkey not distancing itself from NATO with Russian missiles deal -minister Turkey is not distancing itself from the NATO alliance by buying Russian S-400 missile defence systems, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said on Friday, adding that Ankara should not be excluded f...
22:42, 05/03/2019

U.S. joins 11 NATO allies for Breeze 2019 maritime exercise in Bulgaria The United States and 11 NATO allies began their participation in the nine-day Breeze 19, a maritime exercise hosted by Bulgaria that included three U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft....
19:14, 07/15/2019

U.S. defense chief tries to rally NATO allies on Iran as tensions simmer Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper appealed to NATO allies on Thursday to publicly denounce Iran's hostile actions and consider participating in a still-evolving plan to better safeguard strateg...
19:00, 06/27/2019

Incoming Pentagon chief will attend NATO meeting in Brussels next week U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper, who becomes the acting defense secretary on Monday, will travel to Brussels next week for a meeting of NATO defense ministers, the Pentagon said on Wednesday....
06:14, 06/20/2019

German government will ban small arms exports to non-EU, NATO countries: report The German government will ban exports of German-produced small arms to countries outside NATO and the European Union, the Funke group of newspapers cited government sources as saying....
17:14, 06/24/2019

Turkey bought Russian S-400 missiles designed to down NATO planes. For the US, that's a problem Two years ago, Turkey declared it would buy Russia's S-400 missile defense system because the United States had dragged its feet in selling an American alternative....
15:28, 07/13/2019

Petraeus praises Trump, calls out NATO, North Korea and China In  a wide-ranging with Fox News' Brian Kilmeade, former CIA Director David Petraeus praised President Trump's hard line on NATO, claimed the west needs to rethink its North Korea strategy and warned ...
19:42, 05/10/2019

U.S. Formally Cancels Sale of Fighter Jets to Turkey, a NATO Ally Turkey, whose purchase of a Russian missile system has created friction, called the Trump administration’s move a “mistake that will cause irreparable wounds in our strategic relations.”...
01:42, 07/18/2019

In NATO debut, new Pentagon chief aims to 'internationalize' Iran effort Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he aimed to recruit support from NATO allies for U.S. efforts to deter conflict with Iran and "open the door to diplomacy," as he made his inte...
23:56, 06/25/2019

Russia Preps S-400 Missiles For NATO Ally Turkey Amid US Sanctions Threat Russia will begin delivering its S-400 air-defense system to NATO-member Turkey in the coming days, a Kremlin spokesman said Friday, in a deal likely to trigger U.S. sanctions and test the bonds of......
04:42, 07/06/2019

Angela Merkel ignores NATO defense pledge, snubbing US demands to spend more GDP The leader of Germany, Europe’s wealthiest country, has once again rejected U.S. requests to keep a promise to spend 2 percent of its GDP on defense so as to ensure the continued viability of the NATO...
00:28, 08/15/2019

NATO Ally Turkey Gets Long-Range Russian S-400 Missiles Amid US Warning Turkey received the first batch of Russia's S-400 missile defence system on Friday, the defence ministry said, despite repeated warnings from its NATO ally United States against the purchase....
11:28, 07/12/2019

US Vice President Mike Pence singles out Germany for not meeting NATO spending Vice President Mike Pence has criticized Germany for allowing the US to bear the "burden of defending Europe." Pence has also suggested deploying an additional 1,000 US troops in Poland....
02:14, 09/03/2019

Georgian leader sees NATO future, seeks tough line on Russia Georgia’s president is calling on Western allies to do more to face up to Russia and the “very heavy pressure” she says Moscow has put on her country...
22:56, 06/10/2019

NATO considers extra exercises, surveillance if Russia doesn't destroy missiles Defense ministers from NATO member countries are considering increasing military exercises and boosting intelligence as a response if Russia declines to destroy ground-launched missiles that violate a...
05:28, 06/27/2019

Esper faces first challenge as Pentagon chief meeting with allied counterparts at NATO headquarters ESPER’S NATO DEBUT: After just one day in his new job as acting defense secretary, Mark Esper makes his debut on the world stage, arriving in Brussels today ahead of a two-day meeting of NATO defense ...
14:28, 06/25/2019

NATO wants to avoid 'new arms race' with Russia, promises 'measured' response after treaty scrapped NATO said it will respond “in a measured and responsible” way to Russia’s new missiles, but said the alliance will work to avoid a new arms race after the end of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces ...
22:28, 08/02/2019

U.S. kicks NATO ally Turkey out of fighter program over purchase of Russian defence system "Unfortunately, Turkey's decision to purchase the Russian S-400 air defence systems renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible," a White House statement said....
06:00, 07/18/2019

Ex-NATO commander warns we're 'very close' to naval collision or 'inadvertent shootdown' of Russian aircraft A retired NATO commander dubbed Friday's near-collision of a Russian and American ship "shocking" and argued that it demonstrates the potential for a far more serious incident in the future. ...
00:28, 06/08/2019

Bolton touts NATO allies' $100B military spending spree after Trump push: ‘Unequaled triumph’ National Security Adviser John Bolton said Tuesday that an increase in defense spending from NATO allies, after pressure from President Trump, marked a significant victory for the United States and ma...
20:42, 07/16/2019

Afghan capital hit by three bombings KABUL, Afghanistan — Three bombings struck the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least ten people including five women and one child, officials said. The morning’s first attack in Kabul was...
12:56, 07/25/2019

Intra-Afghan dialogue – end of war more likely than ever Experts say the first direct talks between the Taliban and Afghan officials are crucial because the Islamists had previously refused to engage with Kabul. The US has hailed substantive progress on all...
20:14, 07/06/2019

Germany 'hypocritical' on NATO: US envoy to Germany Richard Grenell US President Donald Trump's top diplomat in Berlin said German politicians were not committed enough to the alliance's defense spending target. He also said the country should have learned a better le...
11:56, 05/09/2019

Trump says he could win Afghan war 'in a week … but I don't want to kill 10m' President hosts Pakistani PM Imran Khan amid aid disputeUS pursues talks with Taliban with Islamabad’s cautious supportDonald Trump has announced that he could win the Afghanistan war “in a week” but ...
21:14, 07/22/2019

At least two killed in Afghan TV bus bombing in Kabul At least two people were killed and two injured when a private bus carrying employees of an Afghan television station was bombed in Kabul on Sunday, two government officials said....
21:14, 08/04/2019

How to Help Afghan Farmers? Gorge on Watermelons After a bumper harvest created a catastrophic drop in prices, a campaign to eat the fruit was bolstered by a presidential order to feed it to troops....
23:14, 06/20/2019

Afghan boy dances with joy after receiving prosthetic leg The video of five-year-old Ahmad dancing — and wearing a brilliant smile — was shared on Twitter earlier this week by a physiotherapist and has been viewed over one million times....
22:14, 05/10/2019

U.S. Says It Is 'at the Threshold' of an Afghan Withdrawal Agreement With a landmark deal with the Taliban nearly completed, the U.S. diplomat overseeing peace talks with the insurgents arrived in Kabul to brief top Afghan officials and discuss next steps on a comprehe...
04:14, 09/02/2019

Russian fighter jet chases off NATO warplane approaching plane carrying Russian Defense Minister over neutral waters A Russian fighter jet reportedly forced a NATO warplane away as it approached a plane carrying the Russian Defense Minister flying above neutral waters in the Baltic Sea, the state-run TASS news agenc...
14:00, 08/14/2019

Afghan Withdrawal Plan Faces New Challenges Challenges to a possible accord between U.S. and Taliban negotiators to start withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan are emerging that could upend the Trump administration’s efforts to extricate...
21:28, 08/26/2019

UN: Monthly Afghan casualties highest since 2017 KABUL, Afghanistan — July saw the highest number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan in a single month since 2017, the U.N. mission said Saturday. Its preliminary findings indicate more than 1,500 c...
16:00, 08/03/2019

US military cuts back on Afghan war data Amid a battlefield stalemate in Afghanistan, the U.S. military has stopped releasing information often cited to measure progress in America's longest war, calling it of little value in fighting the Ta...
06:56, 05/01/2019

Afghan war — What to expect from the US-Taliban Doha talks The US and the Taliban are close to finalizing a deal to end the 18-year-long Afghan war. But Kabul is still not completely on board, and this could complicate matters. Shamil Shams and Masood Saifull...
02:14, 08/28/2019

Afghan government says it has freed 490 Taliban prisoners The Afghan government says it has freed 490 Taliban prisoners from jails across the country in a gesture of good will as part of efforts to move a stalled peace process forward....
12:00, 06/13/2019

Blast near Afghan university kills six, injures 27 An explosion on Friday near a gate to the campus of Kabul University in the Afghan capital killed six people and injured at least 27 as students waited to take an examination, officials said....
09:00, 07/19/2019

U.S., Taliban at 'threshold' of Afghan agreement: U.S. official U.S. and Taliban negotiators are close to an agreement that would reduce fighting and allow full peace talks among Afghans, a top U.S. official said on Sunday, a day after insurgent forces stormed the...
05:56, 09/01/2019

"Can Win Afghan War In A Week, Just Don't Want To Kill 10 Million": Trump President Donald Trump on Monday hailed Pakistan's help in advancing peace talks in Afghanistan, a marked shift in tone as the United States seeks an accord with the Taliban to end almost 18 years of....
05:56, 07/23/2019

Progress for Afghan women and democracy seems vulnerable In the past two weeks, the murder of a successful young woman on a Kabul street and a chaotic brawl in parliament expose the permanent specter of violence in Afghanistan....
19:56, 05/21/2019

Were Afghan peace talks in Qatar a success? Representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban reached an agreement on a roadmap to end nearly 18 years of war. But much more difficult work lies ahead to achieve permanent peace, experts sa...
19:00, 07/09/2019

Why is Germany putting an Afghan man on trial for war crimes? An Afghan man is facing charges of war crimes at a Munich court. He isn't a German citizen, nor were his alleged crimes committed in Germany. So why is he being tried in the country?...
00:28, 07/06/2019

Afghan government says elections first, peace deal after An Afghan official says that the priority for his government is to hold national elections in Afghanistan later this month — rather than reach a peace deal with insurgents...
02:42, 09/15/2019

Afghan Blast Claimed by Taliban Kills at Least 14 A Taliban car bomb near the entrance to a police station in Kabul on Wednesday killed at least 14 and wounded scores more, as peace talks aimed at ending the nearly 18-year war continued....
14:28, 08/07/2019

Why is the Afghan peace process not moving beyond talks? Washington and the Taliban are set to hold a new round of peace talks in Doha. The group has so far held several meetings with the US, and a number of other countries, but there has been too much talk...
16:42, 06/28/2019

Afghan Leaders and Taliban Agree on a Way Forward Afghans took a step toward ending nearly 18 years of war, as Taliban insurgents and a range of influential political and civic leaders agreed on a set of principles for negotiations over the country’s...
19:28, 07/09/2019

| Afghan-Taliban talks could happen within two weeks: minister Direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban could begin within the next two weeks, an Afghan official says, marking a potentially crucial step in efforts to end the war....
02:42, 07/28/2019

Afghan official says government will hold talks with Taliban An Afghan official says the government will hold its first-ever direct talks with the Taliban within two weeks, but the insurgents quickly denied any such meeting was planned,...
11:42, 07/28/2019

Afghan official: Roadside bomb kills 2 policemen KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a gun battle between illegal armed groups has killed at least nine people in the northeastern Takhar province. Jawad Hajri, a spokesman for the provin...
16:14, 05/19/2019

Afghan women cry for help after journalist Mina Mangal's killing The recent murder of a prominent female journalist has once again shown how precarious life is for women in Afghanistan. There's little hope of the situation improving anytime soon....
22:42, 05/14/2019

Germany in push to resurrect Afghan talks with Taliban Germany, a leading donor and member of the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan, has been talking with the Taliban and the Afghan government in an effort to restart peace talks to end 18 years of conflic...
14:00, 05/26/2019

Gunmen kill female ex-Afghan journalist in Kabul Gunmen shot dead a former television journalist and adviser to the Afghan parliament in Kabul on Saturday, underlining threats to women and drawing widespread condemnation....
20:28, 05/11/2019

First session of Afghan parliament ends in brawl over new speaker Afghanistan's parliament descended into chaos on Sunday when lawmakers brawled over the appointment of a new speaker, an inauspicious start to the assembly which was sitting for the first time since c...
18:56, 05/19/2019

| Afghan presidential candidates fear for safety after attacks Candidates jockeying to become Afghanistan's next president lashed out at the incumbent Ashraf Ghani on Monday after deadly violence cast a shadow over the first official day of campaigning....
04:56, 07/31/2019

Pompeo Sees Afghan Peace Deal Possible by September Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that “the hour has come for peace” in Afghanistan and that he hopes there will be a peace deal with the Taliban by September....
05:28, 06/26/2019

'They went to crazy lengths' - amazing Afghan films the world never got to see From the Afghan Abigail’s Party to the thriller made with live bullets, Mariam Ghani, daughter of the country’s president, has made a riveting documentary about five unfinished communist-era films‘I d...
14:28, 06/06/2019

New commander takes on corruption "mess" in Afghan police Afghanistan's new police chief Khoshal Sadat has one of the hardest jobs in the country - rooting out abuses and bringing new energy to a force that for years has been used as a cash machine by corrup...
19:14, 06/04/2019

Afghan president says he’ll visit Pakistan to improve ties KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he will visit Pakistan on June 27 to open a new chapter in his country’s uneasy relationship with its neighbor and mend ties that are...
12:14, 06/04/2019

Afghan president says he'll visit Pakistan to improve ties Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he will visit Pakistan on June 27 to open a new chapter in his country's uneasy relationship with its neighbor and mend ties that are often characterized by mistrust...
09:42, 06/04/2019

Attacks on Afghan schools nearly triple, warns UNICEF A sharp rise in attacks on schools in Afghanistan is preventing a generation of children from getting an education, UNICEF reports. Threats from the Taliban and "Islamic State" mean hundreds of school...
09:42, 05/28/2019

Official: Attack at Afghan VP candidate’s office kill 20 An Afghan official says at least 20 people were killed and about 50 wounded during a complex attack against the office of the president’s running mate...
06:56, 07/29/2019

Afghan presidential palace rocked by sex harassment allegations High-powered women in Afghanistan have been mobbed on social media after a former official accused them of trading sexual favors for government posts. The controversy could further harm women's rights...
13:42, 05/30/2019

Afghan forces kill 6 civilians in eastern Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say at least six civilians, including a woman and two children, have been mistakenly killed in an Afghan security forces raid against Taliban fighters in eas...
18:00, 05/25/2019

An Afghan Candidate Wrote His Will, Then Survived a Suicide Squad Attackers reached the office of Amrullah Saleh, President Ashraf Ghani’s running-mate, after setting off a car bomb. The battle lasted nearly seven hours, ending in a rooftop firefight and escape....
04:28, 07/30/2019

US, Afghanistan Agree To Accelerate Afghan Peace Talks The United States and Afghanistan said Thursday they have agreed to accelerate efforts to reach a negotiated end to the conflict in the war-ravaged country....
00:14, 07/26/2019

Russia hosts feuding Afghan factions for talks MOSCOW (AP) — The Taliban and other Afghan factions have wrapped another round of talks in Moscow to discuss peace settlement. The negotiations followed a previous round of consultations in February. ...
15:28, 05/30/2019

Afghan officials say heavy flooding kills 24 people The Afghan government says at least 24 people have been killed and 11 others injured in the past month as a new wave of heavy rains and flooding has swept parts of the country...
09:56, 05/25/2019

Afghan Taliban leader pledges to keep fighting until goals met The head of the Afghan Taliban pledged on Saturday to continue fighting until the movement's objectives were reached and indicated it was still not ready to open talks with the Western-backed governme...
13:42, 06/01/2019

Afghan women face perils at home and in the workplace KABUL — Minutes before Mena Mangal, a prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser, was shot dead by two men in Kabul, she had slammed the door of her parent’s home after reminding them...
20:56, 05/20/2019

Afghan Forces Hit With Wave of Attacks on Eve of Taliban Talks The violence came as Afghan politicians and Taliban members prepared to celebrate 100 years of diplomatic relations with Russia, and to speak informally....
21:00, 05/28/2019

Nearly 4,000 Afghan civilians killed or wounded in first half of 2019, UN says While the total figure is a 27% drop on 2018, the number of incidents attributed to government and NATO-led troops has risen significantly At least 3,812 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the...
09:42, 07/30/2019

Afghan officials: 3 bomb blasts in capital, 1 killed KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say there have been three explosions in the capital, Kabul, including a sticky bomb attached to a bus carrying university students that killed at least one p...
08:14, 06/02/2019

Three bombs kill at least 12, wound dozens in Afghan capital Three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, with one hitting a bus carrying government employees, killing a total of at least 12 people, officials said....
09:42, 07/25/2019

Afghan football boss banned over 'sexual abuse' Fifa says Keramuddin Keram, the former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation, "sexually abused" various players of the women's national team....
18:14, 06/08/2019

Hungary deports 2nd Afghan family to Serbia overnight BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A human rights group says a second family of Afghan asylum-seekers, including three children and their pregnant mother, has been deported to Serbia in the middle of the night....
12:28, 05/08/2019

Afghan officials: Large explosion, gunfire in capital KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials are reporting a huge explosion near the offices of the attorney general in the capital, Kabul. Two police officials say Wednesday’s explosion was follo...
11:56, 05/08/2019

Big blast in Afghan capital, Kabul; no word on casualties An big explosion went off in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, sending a cloud of smoke and dust into the sky, Reuters witnesses said, but it was not clear if there were any casualties....
10:28, 05/08/2019

Child suicide bomber kills five at Afghan wedding KABUL, Afghanistan — A 13-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding early Friday in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, killing five people and injuring 11 others, police offici...
14:28, 07/12/2019

Afghan officials say Taliban attack kills 25 in north KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say a Taliban attack against pro-government forces has killed at least 25 in the northern province of Baghlan. District chief Fazeluddin Muradi says that the...
08:14, 06/29/2019

All-Afghan conference brings country closer to peace An All-Afghan conference appears to get the country a step closer to peace with a statement that laid out the foundations for a roadmap to a peaceful Afghanistan, which Washington is hopeful can be de...
07:00, 07/09/2019

15 wounded after powerful explosion rocks Afghan capital KABUL, Afghanistan — A powerful explosion rocked the Afghan capital early Monday, rattling windows and sending smoke billowing from Kabul’s downtown area near the U.S. Embassy. At least 15 peopl...
08:28, 07/01/2019

Powerful explosion rocks Afghan capital Kabul KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful explosion has rocked the Afghan capital, rattling windows and sending smoke billowing from Kabul’s downtown area near the U.S. Embassy. The explosion early M...
08:56, 07/01/2019

Afghan capital Kabul rocked by powerful explosion The blast rattled windows in the Afghan capital and smoke was seen billowing over the city. At least 65 people were injured in the explosion, which took place during rush hour....
09:00, 07/01/2019

Afghan official: Taliban hit security checkpoints, killing 8 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban have targeted security checkpoints in northeastern Takhar province, killing eight members of the security forces. Wafiullah Rahmani, head ...
10:28, 05/07/2019

Afghan Peace Negotiations Show Signs of Progress Afghan officials, who are part of a larger delegation, are expected to meet with Taliban representatives for the first time since peace negotiations started last year....
03:56, 07/07/2019

Inter-Afghan dialogue makes 'substantive progress' U.S. Special Rep. Zalmay Khalilzad said Saturday intra-Afghan dialogue, negotiated in most productive Taliban talks so far, is critical to the peace process....
03:56, 07/07/2019

In darkness, Hungary deports Afghan family of 6 to Serbia Hungary has deported a family of six asylum-seekers to Serbia, making them cross a gate in the border fence in the dark, with no one waiting for them on the Serbian side....
01:00, 05/08/2019

All-Afghan peace summit set for July, but on Taliban terms An all-Afghan peace summit will be held July 7-8 in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar, apparently on Taliban terms as there will be no official government representation...
01:14, 07/03/2019

Blast In Afghan Capital Kabul, Casualties Feared A large blast rocked central Kabul Wednesday, officials confirmed, sending a plume of black smoke over the city in the latest explosion to hit the war-torn city and as Afghanistan observes the Islamic...
12:42, 05/08/2019

Whistleblower returns to Australian court over Afghan leak An Australian army whistleblower charged with leaking secret documents to Australian Broadcasting Corp. reporters alleging misconduct in Afghanistan has welcomed ABC taking part in his case...
07:42, 06/27/2019

How the Taliban Infiltrated a Vital Afghan Army Base — Again New details from an attack on Camp Bastion, once the British and American headquarters in troubled Helmand Province, shows more weaknesses of the Afghan military....
20:28, 05/15/2019

President Trump Seeks Pakistan’s Help in Ending Afghan War (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump brought the leader of Pakistan to the White House on Monday to discuss a peace deal in neighboring Afghanistan, breezily declaring he could end the longest ...
04:00, 07/23/2019

US Working With Pakistan To Find Way Out Of Afghan War: Donald Trump US President Donald Trump, speaking at a White House meeting with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, said on Monday the United States is working with Islamabad to find a way out of the war....
00:56, 07/23/2019

Trump rules out Afghan plan that would kill millions President Trump said Monday he had “plans” that would win the 19-year-old Afghan war in as little as a week — but that the US would have to “kill 10 million people” and the country “would be wiped off...
22:56, 07/22/2019

US envoy launches new push on Afghan talks with Taliban ISLAMABAD (AP) — Renewed efforts are underway to jumpstart stalled peace talks with the Taliban as a U.S. envoy is in Kabul and Pakistani and Afghan officials are meeting in Islamabad. U.S. envoy Zalm...
08:56, 06/10/2019

Mohammad Shahzad Accuses Afghan Board Of Conspiring Against Him Mohammad Shahzad was ruled out of World Cup 2019 ahead of the encounter against New Zealand following a knee injury that he sustained during a practice match against Pakistan....
16:56, 06/10/2019

UN envoy: Goal now must be Afghan-Taliban peace negotiations The U.N. envoy for Afghanistan says all peace efforts including a new initiative by Germany and Qatar for talks among Afghans must be directed at starting formal negotiations between the government an...
00:56, 06/20/2019

Model claims former Afghan defense minister’s son raped her The wealthy son of the former Afghan defense minister stalked and raped a Manhattan fashion model after she rejected him, she charges in a shocking lawsuit. Sarah Goolden, a stunning blonde who’s mode...
03:14, 07/21/2019

| Under US pressure, Afghan army starts closing checkpoints Only a tangle of razor wire marks the entrance of a remote Afghan army checkpoint that may soon be shuttered as the government closes vulnerable outposts after years of losses to Taliban fighters and ...
10:42, 06/18/2019

Russia, China Vie for Influence as U.S. Plans Afghan Exit As the U.S. seeks an exit from the Afghan war, Central Asia is on the cusp of a new era, with Russia and China vying for influence in a region that will no longer be dominated by America’s post-9/11 u...
13:56, 06/18/2019

Iranians criticize deputy FM over remarks on Afghan refugees TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians have harshly criticized the country’s deputy foreign minister after he threatened to expel Afghan refugees from Iran in retaliation for U.S. sanctions. The semi-offi...
21:14, 05/09/2019

| Why Afghan refugee women in Pakistan fear repatriation Female refugees in Pakistan have told Al Jazeera that they are reluctant to return to Afghanistan because they fear violence and the forced recruitment of their children as child soldiers....
18:42, 05/09/2019

Video of joyful Afghan boy dancing on new prosthetic leg goes viral Ahmad Rahman had to have his leg amputated after he was shot as a baby in Logar provinceWhen Ahmad Rahman was eight months old he and his sister, Salima, were injured when fighting broke out between A...
07:28, 05/09/2019

US official: Bad spending oversight hampers Afghan troops KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. watchdog says lack of coordinated oversight of America’s spending in Afghanistan has led to a waste of funds and hampered training and development of the country...
09:56, 06/21/2019

Afghan leaders begin peace summit in Pakistan ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of Afghan political leaders are holding a peace conference in neighboring Pakistan to pave the way for further Afghan-to-Afghan dialogue. The three-day conference comes ahead o...
11:00, 06/22/2019

Taliban: Afghan peace talks with U.S. '80-90 percent finished' Peace talks between the United States and the Taliban militant group have made "spectacular progress" during negotiations to finish nearly two decades of fighting in Afghanistan, representatives said ...
19:42, 07/03/2019

Afghan Leader Hosts Peace-Plan Assembly Afghan President Ashraf Ghani convened a rare assembly of prominent Afghans to hammer out an approach to peace talks with the Taliban, the latest attempt by the U.S.-backed government to insert itself...
21:28, 04/29/2019

Discussions On Afghan Peace Deal Go "Very Well", Says Trump's Spokesman The White House signaled progress Friday on preparations for a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, saying that discussions between President Donald Trump and top advisors went "very well."...
06:28, 08/17/2019

Raytheon tapped for Afghan air force maintenance training Raytheon on Thursday announced a $108 million contract from the U.S. Army, awarded under a previous $2.4 billion deal, to develop a maintenance training program to help Afghanistan create a self-susta...
20:56, 08/01/2019

White House says Afghan peace talks are 'proceeding' President Donald Trump met with his national security team on Friday to discuss Afghan peace talks and the meeting went "very well, and negotiations are proceeding," the White House said in a statemen...
14:28, 08/17/2019

Afghan independence day bombings follow wedding massacre At least 66 people wounded in Jalalabad two days after attack on Kabul wedding killed 63A series of bombings has struck restaurants and public squares in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding...
16:56, 08/19/2019

A Taliban Car Bomb in the Afghan Capital Kabul Has Killed at Least 10 (KABUL, Afghanistan) — A Taliban suicide car bomb rocked Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 10 civilians in a diplomatic area that also includes the U.S. Embassy — the second such attack ...
12:14, 09/05/2019

Taliban Tried To Wipe Out Afghan Film Industry. This Is What Survived Afghan Film opened in the late 1960s with help from the United States and went on to oversee the production of movies across Afghanistan over the following decades....
00:14, 08/28/2019

MD Helicopters gets $50.4M logistics support contract for Afghan Air Force MD Helicopters Inc. was awarded a $50.4 million contract for logistics support of Afghanistan Air Force MD-530F helicopters, the U.S. Defense Department announced....
02:14, 08/27/2019

U.S., Taliban begin new peace negotiations for Afghan withdrawal Discussions between U.S. and Taliban mediators started Wednesday in Qatar with the goal of creating a lasting peace and a phased withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan....
15:42, 05/01/2019

No Evidence Of India Using Afghan Soil To Create Trouble In Pak, Says US The US on Wednesday said it does not have "evidence" that suggests India is using Afghan soil to perpetrate terrorism in Pakistan. "I don't have the evidence what you're referring to, but our policy.....
16:28, 05/01/2019

Blast at wedding in Afghan capital wounds at least 20: hospital A bomb exploded at a wedding reception in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, wounding at least 20 people, officials and emergency services said....
22:42, 08/17/2019

Afghan Government Criticizes Proposed U.S.-Taliban Accord Kabul officials said the deal to withdraw U.S. and all other foreign forces from Afghanistan contains no clear penalties if the insurgency fails to comply....
01:28, 09/06/2019

Women seek voice in Afghan peace talks Afghan women are demanding a strong voice in peace talks between the government and the Taliban but are so far meeting resistance. (April 29)        ...
13:14, 04/29/2019

US envoy to resume talks with Taliban on ending Afghan war The United States envoy negotiating with the Taliban for an end to nearly 18 years of fighting in Afghanistan was departing Tuesday for Qatar to resume talks...
01:00, 08/21/2019

To Start Afghan Withdrawal, U.S. Would Pull 5,400 Troops in 135 Days The lead American negotiator has told Afghan leaders that an agreement has been finalized “in principle” with the Taliban. It still needs approval from President Trump....
20:14, 09/02/2019

34 Afghan Civilians Killed as Bus Hits Roadside Bomb Eyewitnesses in western Afghanistan described an inferno of blood and fire, a day after the United Nations raised alarms about civilian casualties in the spiraling war....
14:56, 07/31/2019

Afghan forces repel Taliban's Kunduz offensive The Taliban launched a failed offensive to capture Kunduz, a strategic city in northern Afghanistan. Even as it negotiates a peace deal with the US, the hard-line Islamist group has attempted to make ...
21:00, 08/31/2019

Memory center takes visitors through 4 decades of Afghan war An Afghan rights group has launched a "memory center" that seeks to salvage, protect and share memories and stories of civilian victims of the country's four decades of wars....
08:28, 04/30/2019

"Everyone Ran Crying": 63 Killed In Suicide Bombing At Afghan Wedding A suicide bomber killed more than 60 people and wounded scores, including women and children, as they celebrated a wedding in the Afghan capital, authorities said Sunday, the deadliest attack in Kabul...
18:56, 08/18/2019

‘You Should Be in the Kitchen’: At Afghan Assembly, Women Are Told They Don’t Belong Female delegates trying to speak on peace with the Taliban were told to sit down and shut up, raising fears that future governments will not protect their rights....
18:00, 05/03/2019

| Bangladesh rest off-form Tamim for Afghan Test Bangladesh have decided to rest out-of-form opener Tamim Iqbal for next month's one-off Test against Afghanistan following a request from the player....
18:28, 08/17/2019

Survivors of Afghan wedding attack mourn: ‘It would be better if I had died’ The bomber detonated his explosives Saturday night in the middle of a dancing crowd in the wedding hall, killing 63 people and wounding nearly 200 others...
23:15, 08/19/2019

Taliban Attack Afghan City as They Talk Peace With U.S. Militants launched attacks from several directions on Kunduz, which they have entered twice in recent years, even as negotiations continued in Qatar....
09:00, 08/31/2019

Trump meeting advisers on Afghan peace plan U.S. President Donald Trump was to meet top advisers on Friday to review negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan and the potential for a political settlement between the...
18:56, 08/16/2019

U.S., Taliban take a break from peace talks for Afghan rivals to meet U.S. and Taliban officials decided on Saturday to put their ongoing peace talks on hold for two days to allow for a meeting between rival Afghan groups to be held in Qatar, Taliban and U.S. officials ...
20:56, 07/06/2019

U.S. Envoy Points to Progress in Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban Veteran diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad said that he is aiming by Sept. 1 to reach agreement with the insurgents on a road map for completing negotiations on a comprehensive settlement of the Afghan war. Lo...
00:14, 07/08/2019

Afghan Government Praises Trump Suspension of U.S.-Taliban Talks The Afghan government praised President Trump’s decision to cancel a secret meeting with Afghan and Taliban leaders at Camp David and suspend U.S. negotiations with the insurgents aimed at ending the ...
19:56, 09/08/2019

Afghan official: Suicide bombing kills 6 near Kabul academy KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan authorities say a suicide bomber targeting a military academy in the capital of Kabul has killed at least six people. The Interior Ministry says six others were wounde...
12:14, 05/30/2019

Afghan peace talks: Renewed bid to kick-start progress Rival Afghan factions are set to meet in Doha on Sunday in an attempt to make headway in the country's long-stalled political deadlock. Qatar and Germany are brokering the talks, but expectations are ...
00:28, 07/06/2019

Taliban car bomb kills at least 12 in attack on Afghan security compound Taliban Islamist fighters killed at least eight Afghan security force members and four civilians, as well as wounding more than 50 civilians, by blowing up a car bomb in central Ghazni province on Sun...
11:14, 07/07/2019

Trump Cancels Peace Talks With Taliban, Afghan President President Trump said he called off a planned Camp David summit with Taliban leaders and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani after a Taliban bomb attack in Kabul killed an American soldier....
11:28, 09/08/2019

Afghan car bomb kills 12 and wounds dozens, including students Attack on security forces in Ghazni comes as conference including Taliban starts in DohaA car bomb in central Afghanistan has killed at least eight members of the security forces and four civilians an...
10:00, 07/07/2019

Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, wounds 182: ministry A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said....
06:14, 08/18/2019

'Education under fire' as attacks on Afghan schools jump, UNICEF says Attacks on schools in Afghanistan increased almost threefold last year, making it increasingly difficult to ensure an education for children in many parts of the country, the United Nations children's...
03:56, 05/28/2019

Taliban say "occupation" must end for Afghan peace as delegates meet in Moscow A Taliban delegation met a group of senior Afghan politicians in Moscow on Tuesday, insisting that international forces must leave Afghanistan for peace to be agreed, amid gathering diplomatic efforts...
13:28, 05/28/2019

Afghan president renews calls for peace, demands ceasefire Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made a renewed call for peace on Monday but insisted the Taliban must observe a ceasefire, as he sought to regain a hold on the peace process following the surprise colla...
17:56, 09/09/2019

Taliban attacks kill 23 members of Afghan security forces Afghan officials say two Taliban attacks targeted Afghan security checkpoints in the country's west and east, killing at least 23 members of the security forces....
15:00, 05/28/2019

Progress against torture in Afghan detention centres, but Government needs to do more, says UN report Torture is likely still widespread in Afghanistan’s State-run prisons for detainees linked to ongoing conflict there, the UN said on Wednesday, while also noting an “encouraging reduction” in the leve...
18:14, 04/28/2019

Sexual abuse claims could further sideline Afghan women, say activists Allegations of sexual abuse in the presidential palace have sparked an outcry in Afghanistan. An investigation has been launched into the problem, but activists say the situation will jeopardize women...
16:42, 05/29/2019

Missing Millions Put an American-Funded Afghan College Under Scrutiny The American University of Afghanistan is at risk of closing after United States government investigators said they could not account for $63 million in spending....
08:56, 05/30/2019

Blast near Afghan military training center kills at least six: officials An explosion near a military training center in the Afghan capital on Thursday killed at least six people and wounded six more, two security officials said, without elaborating....
10:14, 05/30/2019

At Least 6 Dead In Suicide Blast Near Afghan Military Training Centre A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to a military training centre in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding six, police and security officials said....
10:56, 05/30/2019

More Americans will die after Trump abruptly ends Afghan talks, Taliban say President Donald Trump's decision to cancel Afghan peace talks will cost more American lives, the Taliban said on Sunday while the United States promised to keep up military pressure on the militants,...
23:56, 09/08/2019

Afghan officials: Taliban target security forces, killing 7 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say the Taliban have targeted security checkpoints in northern Sari Pul province, killing at least seven members of the country’s security forces. Moha...
09:42, 05/13/2019

Officials: Taliban attacks kill ten Afghan troops, four police KABUL, Afghanistan — A roadside bombing claimed by the Taliban killed 10 Afghan soldiers in the country’s west while insurgent attacks on security checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed four...
13:14, 05/27/2019

FIFA accused of failing Afghan sexual abuse victims While FIFA celebrates women's football at the World Cup in France, it tramples it underfoot in other regions. For its president Gianni Infantino, the sexual abuse of Afghan national players is only an...
03:28, 07/05/2019

Afghan president pledges to root out IS after deadly wedding attack Responding to a weekend attack that killed at least 63 people, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani promised Monday to root out the Islamic State terror group from its hideouts and blamed the Taliban for sup...
01:42, 08/20/2019

U.S. military stops tracking key metric on Afghan war as situation deteriorates The U.S. military has stopped tracking the amount of territory controlled or influenced by the Afghan government and militants, a U.S. watchdog said on Tuesday, one of the last remaining public metric...
06:42, 05/01/2019

Russia says ready to be guarantor for any Afghan peace deal between U.S. and Taliban Russia is ready to be a guarantor of any peace deal for Afghanistan agreed between the United States and the Taliban, the Russian foreign ministry said on Wednesday....
18:42, 08/28/2019

Ready To Be Guarantor For Afghan Peace Deal Between US, Taliban: Russia Russia is ready to be a guarantor of any peace deal for Afghanistan agreed between the United States and the Taliban, the Russian foreign ministry said on Wednesday....
01:00, 08/29/2019

Afghan forces rescue 34 people form Taliban-run prison KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Interior Ministry says Afghan special forces have rescued 34 people from a Taliban-run prison in northern Baghlan province. Tuesday’s statement from the ministry sa...
10:00, 06/11/2019

Following week of bloodshed, ‘suffering of the Afghan people must end’: UN mission chief In the wake of a surge in violent strikes by Taliban extremists in Afghanistan over the past week, the country’s top UN envoy has pleaded for an end to the fighting through a negotiated peace settleme...
23:42, 09/03/2019

"All Options On Table": US Defence Chief On Trump's Afghan War Comment New US Defense Secretary Mark Esper picked his way through a political minefield in his first public meeting with the media Wednesday, skirting anything that could irritate his irascible boss......
23:28, 08/29/2019

U.S. airstrikes, chaotic firefight between allies kill 6 Afghan troops The deadly incident followed several other accidental U.S. bombings. Combat has intensified as peace talks have faltered and the Taliban has launched a “spring offensive.”...
19:14, 06/13/2019

Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul: Reuters witnesses A loud explosion rocked the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, shaking windows and doors in houses several kilometers away from the blast, Reuters witnesses heard....
21:00, 09/02/2019

U.S. Envoy Meets Afghan Leader Over Taliban Talks, Official Says (KABUL, Afghanistan) — An Afghan official says U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has met with President Ashraf Ghani in the capital, Kabul, to brief him on the latest round of talks with the Taliban o...
17:14, 09/02/2019

Afghan public health chief settles in UK after kidnap by Taliban Dr Mohammad Haqmal, who developed groundbreaking health initiatives in Aghanistan, granted refugee statusA senior Afghan government official has been given sanctuary in the UK after being kidnapped an...
14:00, 05/23/2019

Painting and scraping: An Afghan refugee's hopes for German residence When Afghan asylum seeker Yar Mohammad Haiqar found a job as a painter in a small Bavarian city, he couldn't stop smiling at what he hoped would be an opportunity to build a good life and a secure fut...
19:56, 06/20/2019

Afghan City Survives Third Taliban Assault, but Loses a Top Defender The war is increasingly fought as much on social media and television as it is on the battlefield. The city of Kunduz survived another siege, but a top spokesman did not....
23:56, 08/31/2019

Pakistani military: Attack near Afghan border kills 3 troops Pakistan's military says dozens of militants who sneaked into the country opened fire on troops in a former Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border, triggering a shootout that killed three soldiers....
13:56, 05/01/2019

FIFA bans Afghan official for life for sexual abuse FIFA has banned the former head of soccer in Afghanistan from the sport for life for sexually abusing female players       ...
17:14, 06/08/2019

Taliban fighters double as reporters to wage Afghan digital war Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban's chief spokesman and editor-in-chief of the insurgent group's daily news bulletin, starts every day by collecting reports of overnight fighting with U.S. and Afghan fo...
06:42, 05/11/2019

Taliban bombing in Afghan capital kills 6, wounds scores The Taliban have set off a powerful bomb in downtown Kabul, killing 6 people and wounding more than a hundred, and sending a cloud of smoke billowing over the Afghan capital...
05:56, 07/02/2019

Taliban militants claim responsibility for blast in Afghan capital A blast in the Afghan capital on Monday was part of an attack by Taliban fighters targeting the defense ministry compound in Kabul, the Islamist militant group said in a statement....
11:00, 07/01/2019

Gun battle rages in Afghan capital after powerful blast injures 65 Afghan security forces were battling gunmen on Monday who had forced their way into a building in the capital, Kabul, after a bomb-laden truck exploded near a defense ministry compound during rush hou...
11:00, 07/01/2019

Number of Deaths In Afghan Wedding Blast Rises To 80: Officials The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, has risen to 80, two senior officials said on Wednesday....
10:42, 08/21/2019

Taliban says progress made at Afghan talks in Moscow but no breakthrough A Taliban official said on Thursday that decent progress had been made at talks with a group of senior Afghan politicians in Moscow but that there had been no breakthrough and that further talks would...
11:28, 05/30/2019

Afghan official: gunmen kill provincial intelligence officer KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says unidentified gunmen killed a deputy intelligence director for northern Baghlan province. The provincial official says Abdul Ghafour Mahmoud was shot S...
12:28, 05/12/2019

Dozens Killed as Taliban Bombs in 4 Humvees Rip Through Afghan District Insurgents rammed the vehicles full of explosives into a compound that the government had moved once after militant fighters took over its original location....
14:14, 06/30/2019

Former Journalist And Cultural Advisor To Afghan Parliament Shot Dead A former journalist who worked for the Afghan parliament was shot and killed in Kabul on Saturday, an official said, in the latest brazen attack to rock Afghanistan's capital....
04:00, 05/12/2019

Police raid Australian public broadcaster over Afghan leak Australia’s Federal Police have raided the offices of the national public broadcaster over a 2017 story based on leaked military documents that indicated the country’s military forces were being inves...
08:42, 06/05/2019

Afghan journalist Mena Mangal shot dead in Kabul Former TV presenter was a cultural adviser for lower house of parliamentAn Afghan journalist and adviser to the country’s parliament has been shot dead in Kabul.Mena Mangal, a cultural adviser for the...
17:14, 05/11/2019

As pressure for Afghan peace grows, drug threat remains Mohammad Ahmadi, a young opium farmer in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar has the kind of confidence that underlines how meagre the results have been of years of effort and billions of dollars...
03:56, 06/07/2019

Afghan official says female journalist shot dead in capital KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that unidentified gunmen have shot and killed a female journalist and adviser to the country’s parliament in the capital Kabul. Nasrat Rahimi, a...
14:28, 05/11/2019

Taliban launch ‘massive attack’ on Afghan city of Kunduz KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban have launched a new large-scale attack on one of Afghanistan’s main cities, Kunduz, and taken hospital patients as hostages, the government said Saturday, even a...
17:00, 08/31/2019

Imran Khan Says He Will Try To Persuade Taliban To Meet Afghan Government Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said he would try on his return home from the US visit to persuade the Taliban to meet with the Afghan government....
23:14, 07/23/2019

Trump says he could win Afghan war and wipe country 'off the face of the Earth' – video Donald Trump has said that he could win the Afghanistan war 'in a week' adding that the country 'could be wiped off the face of the Earth. I don’t want to go that route'. The president made the claim ...
22:28, 07/22/2019

Afghan police official says blast at Kabul mosque kills 2 An Afghan police official says a bomb exploded at a mosque in a western part of Kabul, killing two people, including the prayer leader, and wounding seven....
14:14, 05/24/2019

Afghan VP candidate injured as Kabul blast kills two, wounds 25 A powerful explosion hit central Kabul on Sunday, wounding Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's running mate on the first day of official campaigning for a presidential election and killing at least two ot...
20:28, 07/28/2019

Afghan president launches re-election bid amid worsening security Afghan President Ashraf Ghani launched his re-election campaign on Sunday, promising to start peace talks with the Taliban after decades of war and to transform his nation into a trade hub....
20:28, 07/28/2019

FIFA dragging its feet in Afghan sex abuse scandal, says coach World soccer's governing body FIFA has been dragging its feet and needs to urgently widen the investigation into a sexual abuse scandal involving Afghan women players, national coach Kelly Lindsey sai...
18:28, 08/07/2019

Death toll in attack at Afghan political office rises to 20 The death toll from an attack against the office of the Afghan president's running mate and a former chief of the intelligence service in Kabul has climbed to at least 20 people, an official said Mond...
08:28, 07/29/2019

Afghan official: Taliban storm checkpoint, killing 20 troops KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban stormed an army checkpoint in western Farah province, killing 20 troops. Provincial councilman Dadullah Qaneh said on Monday that the insu...
13:56, 05/06/2019

Bombing at Afghan Mosque Kills Popular Religious Scholar The attack, which killed two people in all, mirrored a Taliban strategy of targeting those with religious influence to exert the militant group’s power far from the battlefield....
16:14, 05/24/2019

Afghan officials: Taliban launch complex attack on police Afghan officials say insurgents have stormed a police headquarters in the capital of northern Baghlan province, and an ongoing gun battle is taking place inside...
14:00, 05/05/2019

Intra-Afghan talks only after U.S. agrees to withdraw troops: Taliban The Taliban said on Sunday they will not hold direct talks with the Afghan government and rejected a statement from a senior minister about plans to hold such a meeting in the next two weeks, a senior...
13:42, 07/28/2019

U.S. House panel to force testimony from Trump's Afghan envoy The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Thursday it will subpoena President Donald Trump's special Afghanistan envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, to testify on Sept. 19, after the ab...
01:00, 09/13/2019

Afghan official: Taliban explosion kills 2 police, civilian Afghan officials say a confrontation with the Taliban in eastern Ghazni province has killed two members of the security forces and a civilian passer-by....
15:42, 05/22/2019

Taliban Kill Unarmed Afghan Police Officers Waiting for Pay Fighters disguised in police uniforms killed at least 20 Afghan police officers and wounded dozens of other people in a brazen attack on a police headquarters....
21:56, 05/05/2019

Kashmir's Loss of Autonomy Clouds Afghan Peace Efforts India’s historic move to end the autonomous governing status of a disputed region threatens to complicate U.S. efforts to forge a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, while Indian authorities l...
13:14, 08/07/2019

Tensions over Afghan talks ended with Bolton's exit: sources U.S. President Donald Trump and adviser John Bolton were always unlikely foreign policy allies, with Bolton skeptical of Trump's outreach on North Korea and efforts to woo Russian President Vladimir P...
02:00, 09/11/2019

Afghan activist: Any peace deal must ensure women’s rights An Afghan women’s rights activist is urging the international community to ensure that the rights of women are not compromised to reach a political deal with the Taliban, who severely repressed women ...
00:00, 07/27/2019

Afghan Taliban leader accuses U.S. of creating doubts over pact The leader of the Taliban said on Thursday the United States had raised a cloud of doubt and uncertainty about an expected deal aimed at allowing it to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and end its...
08:28, 08/08/2019

Confusion Over Afghan-Taliban Talks Further Complicates Peace Process The Afghan government’s announcement of direct negotiations with the Taliban in two weeks was rejected by the insurgents, casting uncertainty over a stalled process....
23:00, 07/27/2019

Afghan official: Gunmen hit Kabul checkpoint, kill 3 police KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says gunmen stormed a checkpoint in Kabul, killing at least three police officers. Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid says three other policemen were wou...
11:00, 05/20/2019

Trump Declares Afghan Peace Talks With Taliban ‘Dead’ The president said he did not intend to try to revive efforts to reach a peace accord with the Taliban that could accelerate the removal of American troops from the country....
00:14, 09/10/2019

Afghan security forces kill six civilians during insurgent raid The deaths come as UN reveals pro-government forces killed more civilians than insurgents in first three months of 2019Afghan security forces have killed at least six civilians, including a woman and ...
01:14, 05/26/2019

In southern Afghanistan, U.S. airstrikes kill up to 18 members of Afghan forces  U.S. military officials said the airstrikes, in what they described as a “tragic accident,” killed members of the Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters, but they did not say how many from each s...
05:56, 05/18/2019

Ashraf Ghani likely to stay on as Afghan president after term ends President Ghani's current term in office is due to end next week — four months ahead of the next presidential elections. His opponents are calling for a caretaker government, but Ghani is refusing to ...
14:28, 05/17/2019

28 Killed, 10 Wounded As Afghan Bus Hits "Taliban" Bomb: Official Dozens of passengers, mainly women and children, were killed in western Afghanistan early Wednesday when the bus they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb, officials said....
13:42, 07/31/2019

Afghan Taliban Sends Delegation Russia After Talks With US Collapse The Taliban have sent a delegation to Russia to discuss prospects for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan following the collapse of talks with the United States this month, officials from the...
18:28, 09/14/2019

Halt Afghan civilian casualties, U.N. says after report of 11 killed by government The United Nations said on Wednesday it was gravely concerned about reports indicating 11 civilians had been killed in an Afghan security force operation in an eastern province near the border with Pa...
12:28, 08/14/2019

More civilians are being killed by Afghan and international forces than by the Taliban and other militants More civilians in Afghanistan were killed by Afghan and international coalition forces than by the Taliban and other militant groups in the first half of 2019, a UN mission to the country said Tuesday...
13:42, 07/31/2019

Afghan and U.S. Forces Blamed for Killing More Civilians This Year Than Taliban Have Nearly 1,400 Afghan civilians were killed in the first six months of the year, with Afghan forces and their allies accountable for 52 percent of the deaths, according to a United Nations report....
01:14, 07/31/2019

For Afghan Civilians, Road Between Life and Death Is Narrow — and Mined A bus full of civilians — including university students and families — struck a roadside bomb, leaving 34 people dead in an inferno of fire and blood....
01:14, 08/01/2019

Afghan working women still face perils at home and office Minutes before Mena Mangal, a prominent Afghan journalist and parliamentary adviser, was shot dead by two men in Kabul, she had slammed the door of her parent's home after reminding them to pay the ne...
04:28, 05/20/2019

Afghan official: Taliban storm checkpoints, kill 7 policemen KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least seven Afghan policemen were killed overnight when the Taliban stormed security checkpoints in western Badghis province. Mohammad Naser Nazari...
10:28, 05/04/2019

Taliban launches large-scale attack on Afghan city of Kunduz The Taliban launched the "massive attack" from several different points around the city overnight, said Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, spokesman for the provincial police chief, who reported "intense gun batt...
15:00, 08/31/2019

Taliban launches major attack on Afghan city, as talks with US go on in Doha Taliban militants launched an attack on the Afghan city of Kunduz from multiple directions early Saturday morning, a Defense Ministry spokesman said -- the first major Taliban assault on the provincia...
01:28, 09/01/2019

Taliban attack Afghan province as doubts on peace deal grow Taliban fighters launched fresh assaults in the western Afghan province of Farah on Friday, government officials said, part of a wave of violence that has cast a shadow over a peace deal struck betwee...
05:42, 09/07/2019

At Afghan base, al Qaeda memories fresh 18 years after September 11 attacks It's shortly before sunrise, and Maryanna Swanson, a Navy nurse from Long Island, thinks she may run out of T-shirts for all of the runners showing up for a Sept. 11 memorial race that she's helping o...
04:00, 09/12/2019

Hungary forces 11 Afghan asylum-seekers into Serbia: rights body Hungary forced 11 Afghan nationals to cross into Serbia after rejecting their asylum requests, a rights advocate said on Wednesday, and deported a 12th convicted of people smuggling back to Kabul....
22:14, 05/08/2019

U.S. resumes Afghan peace talks with Taliban, government: State Department A U.S. special envoy will travel to Qatar and Afghanistan on Tuesday to resume peace talks, as the United States seeks an end to the conflict that will enable it to withdraw American troops from the c...
20:42, 08/20/2019

Taliban Attack Afghan City Of Kunduz Amid Peace Talks With US Taliban forces attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, Afghan and Taliban officials said, even as the United States and the hardline Islamist group seem close to finalizing a deal for...
20:14, 08/31/2019

Bomb Strikes Pakistan Mosque Frequented by Afghan Taliban Chief The bombing came as the United States and the Taliban near a deal. It was unclear whether the Taliban’s top leader Mawlawi Haibatullah was at the mosque....
21:14, 08/16/2019

Afghan police pull back from isolated outposts as losses mount Afghanistan's badly stretched police are taking heavy casualties as attempts build to set up peace talks with Taliban militants, prompting a move to pull back from vulnerable outposts across the count...
11:00, 07/24/2019

Taliban car bomb blast kills four Afghan special forces in Kabul A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan Special Forces base in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least four commandos, officials said, as violence continued to escalate following the collapse of peace talks b...
21:28, 09/12/2019

Taliban denounce Afghan election, warn that rallies face attack The Taliban on Tuesday denounced as a sham a presidential election due next month, saying their fighters would do everything they could to block it, while urging people to stay away from rallies that ...
15:14, 08/06/2019

Afghan president wants U.S. to share details of draft deal with all leaders: spokesman Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday told the U.S envoy for Afghanistan to share details of a draft deal between the U.S. and Taliban with all Afghan leaders, the president's spokesman said....
14:56, 09/02/2019

Afghanistan Dispatch: In Afghan Blood Sports, the Animals Aren’t the Only Ones Fighting In Afghanistan, dogfights attract stadium-sized crowds and big purses. Fighting birds and even camels also feed the Afghan love of animal “sports,” although religious leaders decry them as sinful....
12:28, 04/30/2019

Taliban spokesman: Close to finishing a deal with United States to end Afghan war The Taliban and the United States are close to completing a peace agreement to end the 18-year Afghanistan war, according to the fundamentalist Islamic group....
17:28, 08/29/2019

Deadly Bombing in Kabul Targets Afghan President's Running Mate Official campaigning for presidential elections got off to an ominous start, as suspected Taliban fighters attacked the Kabul political offices of President Ashraf Ghani’s running mate, leaving at lea...
02:28, 07/29/2019

1 Killed As Attack Hits Office Of Afghan President's Running Mate At least one person was killed and 13 others wounded in an attack Sunday targeting the Kabul office of the running mate of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, officials said....
23:42, 07/28/2019

In Recaptured Afghan District, Shattered Forces Show Hints of a Rebound Afghan forces recaptured the district of Khwaja Umari, which fell last year to the Taliban. It is a sign that younger leaders are making gains against the militants....
22:28, 06/22/2019

Afghan musical prodigy sang in secret — and now he’s a Hunter College grad As a 5-year-old boy in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, Elham Fanous and his dad sang in secret. “We had to close the door, curtains down, so no one would hear the sound of music, which was banned,” he told...
05:14, 06/09/2019

Ancient Afghan citadel collapses, cultural heritage sites at risk An ancient tower dating back 2,000 years in the historic Afghan city of Ghazni collapsed this week, local officials said, raising concerns about the vulnerability of the country's cultural heritage an...
08:14, 06/15/2019

FIFA bans ex-Afghan football chief for life over sex abuse allegations Keramuudin Karim was also fined $1 million after world soccer's governing body received complaints that he sexually assaulted several female players. The controversy left the Afghan women's football t...
01:56, 06/09/2019

"Kunduz City Cleared, Taliban Pushed Back": Afghan Official Afghan security forces have cleared Kunduz of Taliban fighters, an official said this morning, one day after insurgents assaulted the northern Afghanistan city....
16:14, 09/01/2019

Pentagon to transfer $1.5 billion to border wall from Afghan forces, other areas Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved the transfer of $1.5 billion to build more than 80 miles (130 km)of barriers on the border with Mexico, U.S. officials said on Friday, inclu...
00:00, 05/11/2019

Young Afghan women barely remember Taliban — but still fear their return KABUL, Afghanistan — Two yellow burqas are on display at a television station in Kabul, bright versions of the blue ghostlike garments some women in the capital still wear. For the young women at Zan ...
09:28, 08/27/2019

The Saturday Profile: Hashim Aslami Has Just One Word for Afghan Farmers: Saffron For two decades, he preached the virtues of the spice as an alternative to traditional crops and opium poppies. Today, it is a rare success story for his country....
18:14, 04/28/2019

Taliban attack northern Afghan city amid peace talks with U.S. Taliban forces attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, Afghan and Taliban officials said, even as the United States and the hardline Islamist group seem close to finalizing a deal for...
11:56, 08/31/2019

Afghan troop numbers drop sharply in crackdown on 'ghost' soldiers There has been a sharp drop in the size of Afghanistan's National Defense Security Forces in the past few months due to changes in the way troops are counted and an effort to reduce the number of so-...
09:14, 08/01/2019

Trump Cancels Peace Talks With Afghan President and Taliban Leaders President Trump said Saturday he called off a planned Camp David summit with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Taliban leaders after a Taliban bomb attack in Kabul....
02:28, 09/08/2019

Soccer: FIFA dragging its feet in Afghan sex abuse scandal, says coach World soccer's governing body FIFA has been dragging its feet and needs to urgently widen the investigation into a sexual abuse scandal involving Afghan women players, national coach Kelly Lindsey sai...
06:28, 08/08/2019

Afghan government seeks clarification of Trump's remarks on 'wiping out Afghanistan' Afghanistan's government called on Tuesday for clarification of U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks that he could win the Afghan war in just 10 days by "wiping out Afghanistan from the face of the e...
10:42, 07/23/2019

Trump gets update from aides on Afghan peace plan with troop pullout possible President Donald Trump was briefed on Friday by top national security advisers on the status of negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan and the potential for a political...
14:28, 08/17/2019

Police hunt ex-husband of murdered Afghan journalist Mina Mangal Afghan police have launched a manhunt for the ex-husband of murdered Afghan journalist Mina Mangal. She was shot to death on her way to work by unknown gunmen on Saturday; her parents suspect he is be...
20:14, 05/13/2019

U.S. Commander Scott Miller: Pentagon not scaling back Afghan operations The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan denied reports Tuesday that the Pentagon is scaling down operations in the war-torn Middle Eastern nation....
18:14, 08/13/2019

Bomb in Afghan mosque kills senior cleric during Friday prayers A bomb exploded in a mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul, during Friday prayers, officials said, killing three people including a senior preacher and wounding at least 20 men who had gathered for wors...
18:00, 05/24/2019

Around 600,000 Afghan children face death through malnutrition without emergency funds: UNICEF In Afghanistan, children suffering from the most serious form of malnutrition may die, unless $7 million in funding is found within weeks, UNICEF said on Friday....
17:42, 05/24/2019

Taliban, Afghan leaders agree to peace 'road map' ahead of U.S. talks Taliban officials and Afghan government leaders, acting in an unofficial capacity, said Tuesday they've ended two-days of meetings in Qatar with an eight-point road map for peace....
15:00, 07/09/2019

U.S. special envoy shows draft deal with Taliban to Afghan president The U.S. special representative for Afghanistan showed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday the draft of an agreement between the United States and the Taliban expected to clear the way for a phase...
14:56, 09/02/2019

Stressing War’s Toll, Taliban and Afghan Representatives Agree to Peace Road Map In two days of often emotional discussions that for first time included the Afghan government, Taliban and Afghan officials called for ending civilian deaths and assuring women’s fundamental rights....
07:56, 07/09/2019

Trump Tries Cooling Tensions With Pakistan to Speed Afghan Peace Talks The president gushed about the prospect of improved relations and trade with Pakistan if it helps negotiate a cease-fire to bring home American troops from Afghanistan....
22:28, 07/22/2019

British Museum to return looted Afghan artefacts found at Heathrow Buddhist heads likely removed by Taliban will go on display before being sent to KabulFourth-century Buddhist terracotta heads probably hacked off by the Taliban and found stuffed in poorly made woode...
20:28, 07/08/2019

Terror attacks on Afghan schools leave millions with no formal education Terrorist attacks against schools in Afghanistan have forced more than 1,000 to close, meaning nearly half the nation's children won't get a formal education, UNICEF reports....
20:42, 05/28/2019

Taliban says Trump's decision to cancel Afghan talks will mean U.S. lives lost The Taliban on Sunday said U.S. President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to cancel peace talks would lead to fresh losses to American lives in Afghanistan at a time when the insurgent group was ready ...
19:28, 09/08/2019

AAR Defense Systems & Logistics awarded contract for Afghan Air Force C-130s AAR Defense Systems and Logistics received a $209.9 million contract for logistics support of the Afghanistan Air Force's C-130 planes, the Pentagon announced....
20:28, 07/05/2019

Afghan Taliban delegation to visit Moscow as peace push grows A Taliban delegation led by the movement's chief negotiator will visit Moscow this week to attend a ceremony expected to be followed by informal talks with senior Afghan politicians on the peace proce...
18:28, 05/27/2019

4 Terrorists Including ISIS Member Killed By Afghan Special Forces At least four terrorists, including a local ISIS member, were killed in an operation carried out by Afghan Special Forces in Nangarhar province, local media reported on Saturday....
09:14, 05/26/2019

Islamic State claims Afghan wedding suicide blast that killed 63 The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underling the dangers the country faces even if the T...
16:28, 08/18/2019

U.S. Seeks to Reassure Afghan Military Amid Uncertainty Over a Peace Deal The leader of the American and NATO missions in Afghanistan denied reports that support was being pulled back in anticipation of an agreement with the Taliban....
14:28, 08/15/2019

Infantino rejects criticism over FIFA handling of Afghan abuse scandal FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Friday strongly rejected criticism of the global ruling body's handling of the sexual abuse scandal in Afghanistan soccer from the coach of the country's women's tea...
20:00, 07/05/2019

Dozens feared dead or wounded after Afghan wedding hall blast Explosion in packed Kabul venue comes as Donald Trump talks up prospects of peace deal with TalibanAn explosion ripped through a wedding hall on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan’s capital, leaving...
03:56, 08/18/2019

Brother of Afghan Taliban leader killed in blast at Pakistan mosque: sources The brother of Afghan Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada was among at least four people killed in a blast on Friday at a mosque in southwest Pakistan, according to two Taliban sources....
16:56, 08/16/2019

Taliban force Swedish charity to close dozens of Afghan health centers Taliban militants have forced a Swedish charity to close dozens of health centers in a central Afghan province, accusing it of failing to provide safety to civilians, the organization said on Wednesda...
11:42, 07/17/2019

U.S., Taliban resume talks as Afghan government seeks role in peace process American and Taliban officials resumed talks in Qatar to end a 17-year war in Afghanistan on Wednesday while the Afghan government hosted a rare assembly in Kabul to ensure its interests are upheld in...
11:56, 05/01/2019

Afghan president shuns foreign interference as U.S.-Taliban peace deal looms The Taliban control roughly half of Afghanistan and are at their strongest since the U.S.-led invasion toppled their five-year-old government in 2001....
03:18, 08/12/2019

Multiple dead after suicide bomber rips through crowded Afghan wedding hall An explosion detonated by a suicide bomber ripped through a crowded wedding hall in western Kabul on Saturday night, with witnesses reporting multiple casualties....
04:42, 08/18/2019

Taliban suicide bomb near US Embassy kills 10, injures dozens in Afghan capital A Taliban suicide car bomb rocked Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 10 civilians in a busy diplomatic area that includes the U.S. Embassy — the second such attack this week that underscored Afghan g...
15:56, 09/05/2019

Afghan Taliban Says Ready To Visit Pakistan If Imran Khan Invites: Report The Afghan Taliban has expressed willingness to travel to Pakistan and meet Prime Minister Imran Khan if he invites them for negotiations to end the 18-year conflict in Afghanistan, according to a......
18:42, 07/25/2019

Trump says he’s canceling Afghan peace talks, secret meeting with Taliban leaders President Donald Trump said Saturday that he was calling off “peace negotiations” with Taliban leadership after a U.S. service member was killed in a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. ...
05:56, 09/09/2019

Scores killed as Taliban, Afghan forces clash in Kunduz despite peace talks A Taliban suicide bomber struck a main square in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz where Afghan forces had gathered to defend the city from falling to the Taliban, killing at least 10 soldiers and ci...
21:28, 08/31/2019

Afghan president opens grand assembly in bid to gain initiative in Taliban talks Thousands of Afghans congregated in Kabul on Monday for a rare consultative meeting aimed at finding ways to negotiate a peace deal with the Taliban and end Afghanistan's war....
11:56, 04/29/2019

Afghan Coach Phil Simmons To Spill Beans On Chief Selector Post WC Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons indicated in a tweet that he will reveal how chief selector Dawlat Ahmadzai's actions affected the team's preparation for World Cup 2019....
20:14, 06/19/2019

Imran Khan's US visit — Afghan peace to dominate talks with Donald Trump Afghanistan peace is likely to be the key topic during talks between Pakistani PM Khan and Trump. But analysts warn that Washington must not turn a blind eye to a crackdown on media and political plur...
15:00, 07/19/2019

Taliban claim blast in Afghan capital as draft peace deal agreed The Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion that rocked the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens more and shaking windows and doors in house...
01:00, 09/03/2019

Taliban suicide bomber hits Afghan police as Kunduz siege continues A Taliban suicide bomber struck a main square in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz where Afghan forces had gathered to defend the city from falling to the Taliban, officials said on Saturday....
21:28, 08/31/2019

Long, Rowdy Feud in Afghan Parliament Mirrors Wider Political Fragility Repeated episodes of violence over who will lead a body that was chosen in a disputed vote have raised concerns ahead of a crucial presidential election....
17:56, 06/19/2019

Pentagon Shifts $1.5 Billion to Border Wall From Afghan War Budget and Other Military Projects The newest shift in money is in addition to the $1 billion that the Defense Department transferred to wall construction in March from the Army’s personnel budget....
01:00, 05/11/2019

‘Whole spectrum of Afghan society’ must get behind peace talks, UN envoy tells Security Council The long Afghan conflict can only be resolved by “direct talks” between its own people, the chief of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) told the Security Council on Tuesday, underscoring...
19:42, 09/10/2019