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World News | Reuters | Thursday March 5, 2015
A group of Afghan men marched through the capital, Kabul, today to draw attention to women's rights by donning head-to-toe burqas that for many people worldwide have come to symbolise the suppression of women.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 4, 2015
More than three decades of war have damaged Afghanistan's once-thriving carpet industry, but weavers are tapping into the bloody past to boost their fortunes with "war rugs" depicting guns, tanks and warplanes.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday March 1, 2015
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday February 25, 2015
Afghan authorities tortured or mistreated more than a third of nearly 800 suspected Taliban-linked detainees who human rights investigators were able to interview, the United Nations said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday February 21, 2015
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday saluted neighbouring Pakistan's cooperation as Kabul seeks to lay the groundwork for peace with Taliban insurgents, the latest sign of improving ties between the two nations.
World News | Reuters | Thursday February 19, 2015
Sources within the Afghan Taliban said today that their negotiators would hold the first round of peace talks with US officials in Qatar later in the day.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday February 18, 2015
Battles between the Taliban and government forces were responsible for the most Afghan civilian casualties in 2014, the war's deadliest year, surpassing roadside bombs as the leading killer for the first time, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday February 17, 2015
Four suicide attackers today stormed a provincial police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan, killing 11 policemen, an official said, while Taliban insurgents immediately claimed responsibility.
World News | Matthew Rosenberg and Eric Schmitt, The New York Times | Friday February 13, 2015
As an October chill fell on the mountain passes that separate the militant havens in Afghanistan and Pakistan, a small team of Afghan intelligence commandos and U.S. special operations forces descended on a village where they believed a leader of al-...
World News | Reuters | Monday February 9, 2015
The International Committee of the Red Cross removed more than twice as many dead combatants from Afghan battlefields in 2014 than in the previous year as fighting intensified, the charity said on today.
World News | Reuters | Monday February 9, 2015
A missile-firing drone killed six people in Afghanistan today including a veteran militant believed to have defected to Islamic State (IS) from the Taliban, Afghan officials said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday February 5, 2015
Pakistan's military said it killed 25 militants in air strikes on tribal regions near the Afghan border on Wednesday as part of a major offensive against the Taliban and other insurgents.
World News | Thomson Reuters | Tuesday February 3, 2015
The US-led force in Afghanistan is to make recently classified data on the Afghan security forces available to the public after a US government watchdog complained about undue secrecy surrounding reconstruction efforts.
World News | Associated Press | Monday February 2, 2015
An Afghan official says an attack on a police checkpoint in the southern province of Kandahar has killed five policemen. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 30, 2015
The Taliban on Friday claimed responsibility for an apparent "insider attack" at Kabul airport in which three American contractors and an Afghan were killed.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday January 29, 2015
Afghan officials say a roadside bombing in the country's east killed four people, including a policeman, while a Taliban attack on a checkpoint the previous night left 11 dead.
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday January 19, 2015
Over 600 people have been arrested and a large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered during raids by police in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province as part of measures to counter terrorism and improve security.
World News | Reuters | Saturday January 17, 2015
Pakistan has outlawed the Taliban-linked Haqqani network, officials said on Friday, days after US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government to fight groups that threaten Afghan, Indian and US interests.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday January 13, 2015
The US will provide Pakistan $250 million in addition to the billions of dollars of military aid already spent, Secretary of State John Kerry said in Islamabad on Tuesday.
World News | Associated Press | Monday January 12, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Pakistan on Monday to press the country's leadership to step up the fight against extremists and eliminate safe havens for terror groups along the Afghan border.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday January 8, 2015
An Afghan military officer who says he'll be targeted by the Taliban if sent home continues to await a decision on whether he can stay in the United States.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday January 7, 2015
At least nine people were killed across Afghanistan today, including two children who were struck by a bomb blast while gathering firewood, officials said.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday January 6, 2015
The failure of Afghanistan's new leaders to name a new cabinet after more than three months has sparked a wave of online jokes, with even the Taliban insurgents joining in.
World News | Associated Press | Monday January 5, 2015
A suicide car bomber struck near the headquarters of the European police training mission in Kabul today, killing one Afghan civilian and wounding five others nearby, police and the EUPOL said.