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  • Four Killed in Bomb Attack Near Kabul Airport

    Four Killed in Bomb Attack Near Kabul Airport

    A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself on Tuesday outside the Ministry of Interior and Narcotics control base near the Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter, police said. T

  • Barack Obama Honors Us Vet Who Survived Harrowing Afghan Battle

    Barack Obama Honors Us Vet Who Survived Harrowing Afghan Battle

    A US soldier who fought off an "onslaught" of Afghan insurgents despite wounds to his arm and legs received the country's highest military honor Monday at a White House ceremony.

  • Afghanistan Worried About Safety of Its Airspace after Ukraine Crash

    Afghanistan Worried About Safety of Its Airspace after Ukraine Crash

    As flying over conflict zones comes under scrutiny following the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine, Afghanistan, one of the world's most dangerous places, is worried airlines might once again opt to avoid its airspace.

  • Taliban Attack Kabul Airport as Afghan Poll Audit Starts

    Taliban Attack Kabul Airport as Afghan Poll Audit Starts

    Explosions and gunfire rang out after the Taliban attacked Kabul airport in the militants' latest attempt to steal initiative with the country in the grip of a presidential power struggle.

  • Three NATO Troops Wounded in Afghan Suicide Attack

    Three NATO Troops Wounded in Afghan Suicide Attack

    Authorities say three NATO troops have been wounded in a suicide car bombing targeting their convoy in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Taliban Post Picture of Commander With Smiling US Captive

    Taliban Post Picture of Commander With Smiling US Captive

    US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside an alleged Haqqani commander in a photo posted on a Twitter account purporting to be from the Afghan Taliban.

  • Afghan War Inflicting Devastating Toll on Civilians - United Nations

    Afghan War Inflicting Devastating Toll on Civilians - United Nations

    Afghanistan's war is inflicting an increasingly devastating toll on the civilian population, with the number of casualties rising by almost a quarter in the first half of this year, the United Nations said in a report on Wednesday.

  • Afghan Civilian Death Toll up so Far This Year: UN

    Afghan Civilian Death Toll up so Far This Year: UN

    The number of Afghan civilians, including children, killed in violence rose by nearly 17 percent in the first half of this year, compared with the same period in 2013 as the fight is increasingly taking place closer to homes in populated areas, the U...

  • Afghan Suicide Attack Kills 16, Including Four NATO Soldiers

    Afghan Suicide Attack Kills 16, Including Four NATO Soldiers

    A Taliban suicide bomber killed 16 people, including 10 civilians and four NATO soldiers, in an attack in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said, as foreign troops wind down their war against the insurgents.

  • US Warns Against Afghan Power-Grab Over Election Row

    US Warns Against Afghan Power-Grab Over Election Row

    US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Tuesday that any attempt to seize power in Afghanistan would cost the country its international aid, after preliminary results of presidential elections sparked a row between the two candidates.

  • At Least 400 Fuel Tankers Burn Outside Kabul

    At Least 400 Fuel Tankers Burn Outside Kabul

    An Afghan security official says at least 400 fuel tankers caught fire late Friday night in a parking lot in the outskirts of Kabul.

  • Taliban Rocket Destroys Afghan President's Helicopter

    Taliban Rocket Destroys Afghan President's Helicopter

    Taliban insurgents fired rockets into Kabul airport on Thursday, destroying the Afghan president's parked helicopter and damaging three other choppers, officials said, in an attack that underlined security fears in the capital.

  • Taliban Fire Rockets at Kabul Airport

    Taliban insurgents fired rockets into Kabul international airport on Thursday, setting a hanger ablaze but no casualties were reported, officials said, in an attack that underlined security fears in the Afghan capital.

  • Won't Treat Afghan Government on Par With Taliban, India Tells United Nations

    Won't Treat Afghan Government on Par With Taliban, India Tells United Nations

    India has stressed that it will not "endorse" treating the Afghan government on par with elements of the Taliban, even as it reiterated that terrorism and not ethnicity is the greatest threat to peace in an Afghanistan on the verge of a historic tran...

  • Afghan Forces Fight Back Against Taliban Onslaught

    Afghan Forces Fight Back Against Taliban Onslaught

    Afghan troops have launched a counter-offensives to beat back a five-day Taliban attack that targeted several southern districts previously protected by departing NATO forces, officials said on Thursday.

  • Afghan Election Contender Ashraf Ghani Dismisses Fraud Claims

    Afghan Election Contender Ashraf Ghani Dismisses Fraud Claims

    Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday defended himself against electoral fraud allegations that have tipped the country into a political crisis, vowing to fight for every ballot cast for him.

  • 800 Taliban Fight Afghan Troops in Five Day Battle: Officials

    800 Taliban Fight Afghan Troops in Five Day Battle: Officials

    More than 800 Taliban insurgents have launched a major offensive in southern Afghanistan to try to gain territory recently vacated by US troops, officials said on Wednesday, as five days of fighting left about 40 civilians dead.

  • Kidnapped Afghan Professors, Students Released: Report

    Kidnapped Afghan Professors, Students Released: Report

    Militants from Afghanistan's eastern province of Ghazni released 24 out of 34 university professors and students they held hostage for nearly two weeks, an official said on Monday.

  • Former POW Bowe Bergdahl Moved to Outpatient Care: US Army

    Former POW Bowe Bergdahl Moved to Outpatient Care: US Army

    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier freed in a swap with the Afghan Taliban, has been released from a Texas medical center and is now in outpatient care, the US Army said Sunday.

  • Suicide Car Bomb Targets Afghan Official

    Suicide Car Bomb Targets Afghan Official

    A suicide car bombing in Kabul aimed at a senior government official killed one civilian and wounded three others on Saturday but did not harm its apparent target, Afghan security officials said.

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