World | Associated Press | Friday December 19, 2014
Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 59 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, the army said today, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people - most of them children -- in a school massacre.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday December 18, 2014
Pakistani police and intelligence agencies Thursday initiated a crackdown on Afghan camps as well as on the outskirts of Peshawar city, in the aftermath of Tuesday's school carnage which left nearly 150 people dead.
World | Reuters | Wednesday December 17, 2014
Suspected Taliban militants detonated a suicide bomb then stormed a bank branch in the southern Afghan province of Helmand today, engaging in a firefight with security forces while an unknown number of civilians were inside, police said.
World | Reuters | Tuesday December 16, 2014
Taliban fighters killed at least five Afghan soldiers in a three-day offensive in a region near Pakistan, officials said on Tuesday, as fighting heats up on both sides of the border during the withdrawal of most foreign troops from Afghanistan.
World | Reuters | Sunday December 14, 2014
The Afghan Taliban killed a Supreme Court official, a dozen mine clearers and several national and foreign soldiers but also suffered heavy losses from intensifying violence ahead of the withdrawal of most international troops in the next two weeks.
World | Reuters | Sunday December 14, 2014
A Taliban bomb killed two American soldiers in a NATO convoy late on Friday night near the US Bagram Airfield base north of Kabul, a US defence official said on Saturday.
World | Agence France- Presse | Sunday December 14, 2014
Taliban insurgents killed at least 20 people in a series of gun and suicide attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, underlining worsening security as US-led NATO forces end their combat mission in the country.
World | Reuters | Saturday December 13, 2014
Iran said it had agreed to extend temporary visas for 450,000 Afghan refugees for six months, lifting a threat to send them back home to a country facing attacks by resurgent militants.
World | Associated Press | Saturday December 13, 2014
Separate insurgent attacks killed two US troops and a top Afghan court official, authorities said on Saturday, part of a surging wave of militant assaults ahead of the withdrawal of most foreign troops at the end of the month.
World | Associated Press | Monday December 8, 2014
The US and NATO ceremonially ended their combat mission in Afghanistan today, 13 years after the September 11 terror attacks sparked their invasion of the country to topple the Taliban-led Government.
World | Reuters | Monday December 8, 2014
A quiet student at Kabul University, 25-year-old Abdul Rahim has a dream: to join Islamic State inSyria and fight for the establishment of a global caliphate - a new, alarming form of radicalism in war-weary Afghanistan.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday December 7, 2014
A US drone strike killed at least four militants and wounded two others in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border today, security officials said.
World | Associated Press | Thursday December 4, 2014
Kabul sees the trench as the latest move in a new incarnation of the colonial-era Great Game, in which Pakistan hopes to destabilize its neighbor to extend its regional influence.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday December 4, 2014
Afghanistan's new leaders will seek to build bridges with the West at a conference in London today as they struggle to bring peace while foreign combat forces withdraw after 13 years.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday December 2, 2014
An Afghan army officer says that six soldiers have been killed in the north-western province of Badghis after insurgents launched several attacks on guard posts.
World | Associated Press | Monday December 1, 2014
Facing an intensified Taliban insurgency, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani plans to fire senior civilian and military leaders in the country's most volatile provinces to reinvigorate the battle against militants, officials have told The Associated Press...
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday December 1, 2014
Afghanistan's new leaders head to Europe today to showcase their plans to foster peace and revive the economy, but a spate of Taliban attacks threatens to overshadow their optimistic message.
World | Reuters | Sunday November 30, 2014
The Kabul police chief resigned on Sunday after three Taliban attacks in 10 days on foreign guest houses in the capital, while officials said Afghan forces had ousted insurgents who tried to seize former US and British base Camp Bastion in the south.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 30, 2014
Kabul's police chief resigned on Sunday, a spokesman said, after the Afghan capital was hit by at least nine militant attacks in the last two weeks with foreign compounds, embassy vehicles and US troops among those targeted.
World | Reuters | Saturday November 29, 2014
Afghan security forces overcame Taliban insurgents attacking a guest house for international aid workers in Afghanistan's capital on Saturday and were still fighting gunmen inside former US and British base Camp Bastion.