Afghanistan hosts Pakistan, China for wide-ranging talks

World 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 end to the war would have economic and trade benefits ...

Young Afghan Messi fan threatened by criminals, Taliban

Soccer 12/07/18, 09:23

A young Afghan soccer fan who shot to fame after he was photographed in a Messi shirt made from a plastic bag has fled with his family to the capital after criminal gangs and the Taliban threatened to kill or kidnap him.Shafiqa Ahmedi said Friday that criminals threatened to kidnap ...

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 cited senior figures associated with the team as saying the ...

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, the managing director of G4S Risk Management Group, said 32 ...

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 eastern part of the capital Kabul.The wounded have been transferred ...

Afghan official: 30 civilians die during battle with Taliban

World 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 — which included men, women and children — incurred in ...

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 Islamic State affiliate, which has carried out mass bombings targeting ...

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 place as Muslims around the world marked the birthday of ...

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 case baffled authorities as Islamabad is one of the safest ...

After 17 years, many Afghans blame US for unending war

World 11/13/18, 01:09

When U.S. forces and their Afghan allies rode into Kabul in November 2001 they were greeted as liberators. But after 17 years of war, the Taliban have retaken half the country, security is worse than ever before — and many Afghans put the blame on the Americans.In this Oct. 31, ...

Afghan leader tells US audience that Taliban not winning war

World 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

World 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 ...

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