Anti-communist guerrilla who became Afghan president dies

World 02/12/19, 02:06

Afghanistan's first president following the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the country and the collapse in 1992 of Kabul's pro-communist government, Sibghatullah Mujadidi, has died. He was 93.The white-turbaned and soft-spoken Mujadidi was a mentor to former President Hamid Karzai, ...

Top Pentagon official in Afghanistan amid push for peace

Politics 02/10/19, 23:38

The Pentagon's top official made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday to meet with U.S. commanders and Afghan leaders amid a push for peace with the Taliban. Pat Shanahan, the recently installed acting secretary of defense, said he has no ...

US envoy for Afghan peace in Pakistan after talks in Kabul

World 01/18/19, 12:28

U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with Pakistan's prime minister and other officials Friday as part of efforts aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the 17-year bloody war in Afghanistan, officials said.The government released few details about Imran Khan's ...

Nearly 30 people killed in Brazen attack in Kabul

Asia & Pacific 12/24/18, 16:43

A suicide bomber and extremists armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked a government building in the Afghan capital in an eight-hour-long siege that left 29 people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said. It ended when the three ...

Afghanistan hosts Pakistan, China for wide-ranging talks

Asia & Pacific 12/15/18, 07:36

The foreign ministers of Afghanistan, Pakistan and China met Saturday in Kabul to discuss trade, development and ways to end Afghanistan's 17-year war.The prickly relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan dominated the talks, with all three countries agreeing that a peaceful ...

Afghan president orders probe into abuse of female athletes

Sports 12/04/18, 09:32

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday ordered an investigation after the Guardian reported that members of the national women's soccer team were sexually and physically abused by men from the country's football federation.The report in the British newspaper on Friday ...

Taliban attack in Kabul killed 6, including British national

World 11/29/18, 07:49

A brazen Taliban attack that targeted the Kabul offices of a British security company killed five of its staffers, including a British national, the company said Thursday. Afghan authorities said a sixth person was also killed in the assault.Charlie Burbridge, ...

Update: Afghan official says at least 1 killed in attack

World 11/28/18, 12:16

The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):9:45 p.m.A spokesman for the Afghan Public Health Ministry says at least one person has been killed and 12 wounded in a coordinated attack by Taliban insurgents against security forces in the ...

Afghan official: 30 civilians die during battle with Taliban

Asia & Pacific 11/28/18, 07:27

At least 30 civilians were killed along with 16 Taliban fighters as Afghan government forces battled insurgents in southern Helmand province overnight, provincial officials said Wednesday.According to Attahullah Afghan, who heads the provincial council in Helmand, most of the casualties ...

Taliban deny involvement in Kabul bombing that killed 50

World 11/21/18, 01:27

The Taliban have denied involvement in a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital that killed at least 50 people.Tuesday's attack, which targeted a gathering of hundreds of clerics at a wedding hall in Kabul, bore the hallmarks of a local ...

Suicide bomber targets clerics in Afghan capital, 40 killed

World 11/20/18, 10:23

A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of Muslim religious scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 40 people, Afghan officials said.Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said another 60 people were wounded in the attack, which took ...

Missing Pakistani police officer’s body found in Afghanistan

World 11/15/18, 07:29

The body of a Pakistani police officer who went missing in Islamabad last month was found in neighboring Afghanistan, Pakistan's Foreign Ministry and the Afghan ambassador said.Tahir Khan Dawar disappeared on Oct. 27 and was presumed abducted by militants. The ...

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