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World | Agencies | Tuesday July 22, 2014
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
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 22, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Saturday July 19, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 17, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Sunday July 13, 2014
Authorities say three NATO troops have been wounded in a suicide car bombing targeting their convoy in eastern Afghanistan.
World | Reuters | Friday July 11, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Wednesday July 9, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday July 9, 2014
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...
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 8, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 8, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Saturday July 5, 2014
An Afghan security official says at least 400 fuel tankers caught fire late Friday night in a parking lot in the outskirts of Kabul.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 4, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 3, 2014
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.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday June 27, 2014
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...
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 27, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 26, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 25, 2014
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.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday June 23, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 23, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Saturday June 21, 2014
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.