Afghan leader tells US audience that Taliban not winning war

Asia & Pacific 11/12/18, 18:30

The president of Afghanistan told a U.S. audience Monday that his country is not losing the war to the Taliban and is not at risk of collapse amid escalating attacks by the militant group and an expansion of the territory it controls. President Ashraf Ghani said his administration is intent on ...

Explosion in Kabul targets anti-Taliban rally, killing 3

World 11/12/18, 06:42

An explosion struck near an anti-Taliban rally in the Afghan capital on Monday, killing at least three people, officials said as authorities reported that the insurgents killed at least 20 members of the country's security forces over the past 24 hours in eastern Ghazni province.It was not immediately clear if ...

Taliban attack an Afghan forces check point, killing 13

World 11/05/18, 05:21

The Taliban launched an attack early Monday on a newly established joint Afghan army and police checkpoint in eastern Ghazni province, killing at least 13 soldiers and policemen, according to a provincial official.Afghan reinforcements were subsequently dispatched to the site of the attack in Khogyani district but were repeatedly ambushed ...

Afghan army helicopter crashes, killing all 25 on board

Asia & Pacific 10/31/18, 03:43

An Afghan army helicopter crashed Wednesday in bad weather in the western Farah province, killing all 25 people on board, including the deputy corps commander of the western zone, a provincial spokesman said. Security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack on prison employees' vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. ...

Afghans vote in south Kandahar’s delayed elections

World 10/26/18, 22:04

Security was tight in southern Kandahar on Saturday as voters went to the polls in parliamentary elections that were delayed in the province by one week after an attack by an elite guard killed two top government officials, including a powerful provincial police chief.Major roads throughout southern Kandahar were closed ...

Update: Roadside bomb kills 11 in Afghanistan

World 10/21/18, 03:41

The Latest on Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, which were extended into a second day after technical issues led to hours of delays at voting stations (all times local):NoonAfghan officials say a roadside bomb has killed at least 11 civilians in the eastern Nangarhar province.Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, says ...

Chaotic, bloody Afghan parliamentary elections enter 2nd day

World 10/21/18, 00:40

Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have entered into a second day following violence and chaos that caused delays and interruptions on the first day of polling.An injured man receives treatment at a hospital after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Police say a suicide bomber blew himself ...

Update: Police report 2nd explosion in Afghan capital

World 10/20/18, 01:51

The Latest on parliamentary elections in Afghanistan (all times local):10:10 a.m.A Kabul police official says a second small explosion has been reported just hours after parliamentary election polls opened in Afghanistan.Jan Agha says a "sticky bomb" placed beneath the vehicle of an intelligence official exploded Saturday in the Karte Se ...

Update: Afghan polling in Kandahar postponed over attack

World 10/19/18, 04:49

The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan ahead of the country's parliamentary election on Saturday (all times local):1 p.m.Afghanistan's election commission has postponed Saturday's elections in Kandahar province for a week, following a deadly attack there that killed at least two senior provincial officials, including its powerful police chief.The Independent ...

Afghans set to vote despite Taliban threats, corruption

World 10/19/18, 02:15

Afghans will return to the polls for parliamentary elections on Saturday, hoping to bring change to a corrupt government that has lost nearly half the country to the Taliban.In the eight years since Afghanistan last held parliamentary elections, a resurgent Taliban have carried out near-daily attacks on security forces, seizing ...

Taliban attack kills Afghan officials, US general unhurt

World 10/19/18, 01:46

Afghanistan was reeling Friday, a day after an audacious assassination claimed by the Taliban that killed two senior officials in Kandahar province while the top U.S. commander who attended the high-level meeting where the attack happened was unharmed.Thursday's meeting, on security plans for Afghanistan's parliamentary elections this weekend, had just ...

Deputy Kandahar governor: Top 3 officials killed by guards

World 10/18/18, 11:26

The three top officials in Afghanistan's Kandahar province were killed when their own guards opened fire on them at a security conference Thursday, the deputy provincial governor said, and a Taliban spokesman said the target was Washington's top general in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, who escaped without injury, according to ...

Update: UN Security Council condemns Afghan attacks

World 10/18/18, 06:17

The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan ahead of the country's parliamentary election on Saturday (all times local):7 a.m.The U.N. Security Council has condemned several recent attacks in Afghanistan ahead of Saturday's parliamentary elections.On Thursday, an elite guard attacked a delegation leaving a high-level meeting on security plans for the ...

US envoy on Afghan peace takes his mission to Pakistan

World 10/09/18, 02:59

Washington's newly named point man tasked with finding a peaceful end to Afghanistan's 17-year war is in Pakistan to seek the help of the new government in Islamabad in bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table, the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday.A former U.S. ambassador in Kabul, Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in ...

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