Recent News Headlines : Afghanistan - Afghanistan

AFGHAN OFFICIAL: GUNMEN ON MOTORCYCLE KILL DISTRICT CHIEF


AKBUL, Afghanistan AP -- An Afghan official says a district chief has been shot and killed in western Nimroz province by gunmen riding on a motorcycle... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 0

US CITIZEN WORKING ON WORLD BANK-AFFILIATED PROJECT IN AFGHANISTAN KIDNAPPED IN KABUL, REPORTS SAY


A U.S. citizen has been kidnapped in Afghanistan, according to local reports Sunday... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 107

DONALD TRUMP'S NEW MILITARY POLICY COULD REVERSE OBAMA'S LEGACY IN AFGHANISTAN


Trump advisors have proposed a new military policy that could undo Obama's efforts to minimize U.S.-Afghanistan conflict... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 5

TALIBAN ATTACKS KEY AFGHAN POLICE BASE, KILLING AT LEAST FIVE OFFICERS


KABUL -- Taliban fighters stormed a major police base in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least five officers, residents and officials said... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 32

AFGHAN SOLDIER WOUNDS 7 US SOLDIERS IN INSIDER ATTACK


It was the second such insider attack by an Afghan soldier in the past week... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 56

AFGHAN SOLDIER'S INSIDER ATTACK WOUNDS 7 AMERICAN SOLDIERS


The U.S. military says that seven America soldiers were wounded in an insider attack by an Afghan soldier... READ MORE

18th June, 2017 217

AFGHAN SOLDIER OPENS FIRE ON US TROOPS, WOUNDS SEVEN


Attacker is killed after wounding seven US troops at a northern Afghanistan base in second 'insider attack' in a week... READ MORE

17th June, 2017 89

ABOUT 4,000 MORE U.S. TROOPS TO GO TO AFGHANISTAN


Mattis has repeatedly stressed that increasing the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan would take place within a broader, long-term strategy for stabilizing Afghanistan... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 29

AFGHANISTAN: DEATHS AS SUICIDE BOMBERS HIT SHIA MOSQUE


An attack at a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul killed at least four people and wounded eight more on Thursday, security officials said... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 5819

'BLAST AND GUNFIRE' AT SHIA MOSQUE


An attack hits a mosque in an area of the Afghan capital Kabul dominated by minority Shia Muslims... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 714

AUSTRALIA AGREES TO PAY A$70M TO MANUS ISLAND DETAINEES


However, given the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, the Obama administration repeatedly postponed the withdrawal... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 1

TRUMP LETS PENTAGON SET AFGHANISTAN TROOP LEVELS


Trump lets Pentagon set Afghanistan troop levels US official... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 0

3 US SOLDIERS KILLED, 1 WOUNDED IN AFGHANISTAN


White House spokesman Raj Shah told reporters traveling with the President Donald Trump in New Jersey that Trump was following the emerging situation in Afghanistan... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 0

AFGHAN SOLDIER OPENS FIRE ON U.S. TROOPS, KILLING THREE SERVICEMEN


KABUL -- An Afghan soldier opened fire on U.S. troops in a restive eastern province of Afghanistan on Saturday, killing three, authorities said... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 1554

2 U.S. SOLDIERS KILLED BY AFGHAN ARMY SOLDIER IN INSIDER ATTACK


An Afghan army commando turned his weapon on U.S. soldiers Saturday, killing two and injuring two others in eastern Afghanistan, an Afghan official said... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 6466

US AIR RAID KILLS AFGHAN FORCES IN HELMAND


NATO set to discuss sending more soldiers to Afghanistan, but many in Kabul fear such a move could prolong war... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 380

LIFE IN AFGHANISTAN UNDER THE MILITANTS


Taliban territory Life in Afghanistan under the militants... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 1344

AFGHANISTAN: DEADLY KABUL TRUCK-BOMB TOLL RISES


On his return to Kabul, Hekmatyar called on the Taliban to come to the negotiating table... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 5281

TOLL IN LAST WEEK'S KABUL TRUCK BOMB NOW OVER 150


Kabul has been on edge since the bombing in the highly fortified area last Wednesday, the deadliest in the city since 2001... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 2

AFGHAN PRESIDENT SAYS LAST WEEK'S BOMBING KILLED OVER 150


If Taliban wants to join peace talks, the Afghan government will allow them to open an office, but this is their last chance, Ghani said... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 0

LAST CHANCE FOR PEACE, AFGHAN PRESIDENT WARNS TALIBAN


The president made a strong plea for security at an international peace conference on Afghanistan attended by around two dozen countries... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 0

IN TENSE KABUL, HUNDREDS OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTERS DEMONSTRATE NEAR BLAST CRATER


Around 500 anti-government protesters also rallied for change in the western city of Herat... READ MORE

4th June, 2017 167

FEAR PENETRATES KABUL AFTER DEADLY CYCLE OF VIOLENCE


Kabul will be back to normal soon, but we will always be exposed to attacks... READ MORE

4th June, 2017 6406

OBAMAS DILEMMA ON TROOP SURGE IN AFGHANISTAN NOW VEXES TRUMP


And Mr. Trump did not run for office promising to turn around the war in Afghanistan, as Mr. Obama did... READ MORE

4th June, 2017 1030

AT LEAST 15 AFGHANS KILLED AS MULTIPLE BLASTS TARGET FUNERAL FOR PROTESTER IN KABUL


Ahmad Zubair Masood, one of the protesters, used the term Afghan Spring to describe the demonstrations in Kabul... READ MORE

4th June, 2017 1208

BOMBERS KILL AT LEAST 6 ATTENDING KABUL FUNERAL


Ezadyar was one of several people killed Friday when police clashed with protestors who were demanding better security in the capital... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 0

SEVEN DEAD AS EXPLOSIONS ROCK FUNERAL IN TENSE KABUL


So far seven dead bodies and 119 wounded people have been brought to Kabul hospitals, health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh told AFP... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 0

SEVEN DEAD AS EXPLOSIONS ROCK FUNERAL IN TENSE KABUL


So far seven dead bodies and 119 wounded people have been brought to Kabul hospitals, health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh told AFP... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 0

DEADLY EXPLOSIONS AT PROTEST VICTIM'S FUNERAL


Suicide bombers have killed at least seven people at the funeral in Kabul of a man who died during a protest on Friday, Afghan officials say... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 4992

DEMONSTRATION IN KABUL TURNS DEADLY


Hassan Shah Froogh, Kabul police chief, said two protesters were killed and 25 police were wounded by rocks thrown from demonstrators... READ MORE

2nd June, 2017 206

Trending News Headlines : Afghanistan

KABUL BOMBING: HUGE EXPLOSION ROCKS DIPLOMATIC DISTRICT


It's a very sad and very bloody day for the people of Kabul... READ MORE

31st May, 2017 21127

36 ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS KILLED BY U.S. BOMB


The U.S. estimates 600 to 800 IS fighters are present in Afghanistan, mostly in Nangarhar... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 20148

'AFGHAN' FIRING ON PAKISTAN CENSUS TEAM KILLS SEVERAL


In February, Pakistan sealed all border crossings with Afghanistan for over a month after a wave of attacks across Pakistan killed more than 100 people... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 11758

140 SOLDIERS KILLED IN TALIBAN ATTACK ON AFGHAN BASE OFFICIAL SAYS


140 Soldiers Killed in Taliban Attack on Afghan Base, Official Says... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 10079

'MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS': US DROPS BIGGEST NON-NUCLEAR WEAPON EVER USED


The US drops the biggest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat in eastern Afghanistan targeting Islamic State militants... READ MORE

9th May, 2017 8367

ISIS DENIES ANY OF ITS FIGHTERS KILLED BY 'MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS' DROPPED BY US IN AFGHANISTAN


Nicknamed the mother of all bombs, the weapon was dropped from an MC-130 aircraft in the Achin district of Nangarhar, bordering Pakistan... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 6732

TALIBAN FIGHTERS ATTACK AFGHAN ARMY BASE, 'KILLING 140'


Fighters dressed in military uniforms attack major army base in Balkh province as soldiers leave Friday prayers... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 6521

WORLD LEADERS CONDEMN DEADLY ATTACK IN KABUL


-- ???? ?? ????????? MBA AlThani May 31, 2017 Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India tweeted thoughts prayers to those affected by the attack... READ MORE

31st May, 2017 5486

CALLING SUCCESSOR A TRAITOR AFGHAN EX-LEADER DENOUNCES US BOMBING


But Mr. Ghani's office put out a brief post on Twitter, clearly aimed at Mr. Karzai Every Afghan has the right to speak their mind... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 4443

BOMB KILLED DOZENS OF MILITANTS AFGHAN OFFICIALS SAY


More tunnels were added during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, and still more by the Islamic State... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 4108

HEKMATYAR RETURNS TO KABUL AFTER 20 YEARS IN HIDING


But, he added, we welcome his arrival to Afghanistan if it leads to peace and stability ... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 4038

ATTACK KILLS 8 AFGHANS, WOUNDS 3 U.S. SOLDIERS


The Interior Ministry, said another 25 Afghan civilians were wounded in the attack near the U.S. Embassy,... READ MORE

3rd May, 2017 3562

EXPLOSION IN DIPLOMATIC AREA OF KABUL KILLS 80, WOUNDS HUNDREDS


Kabul neighbourhood that includes Canadian Embassy hit by massive explosion... READ MORE

31st May, 2017 3340

DEADLY CAR BOMB ATTACK ROCKS AFGHANISTAN'S KHOST


The incident took place in Adraskan district of Herat on Friday morning, Abdul Ahad Walizada, a spokesman for the Herat provincial police, said on Saturday... READ MORE

27th May, 2017 3256

HEZB-I-ISLAMI'S HEKMATYAR TO TALIBAN: LAY DOWN ARMS


At least 200 people welcomed Hekmatyar on Saturday in Afghanistan's eastern Laghman province, where he was conducting meetings with members of his team for the past two days... READ MORE

29th April, 2017 3085

TALIBAN CAPTURES QALA-E-ZAL DISTRICT IN KUNDUZ PROVINCE


More than 16 years after they were driven from power, almost half of the country is either contested or under the control of the Taliban... READ MORE

7th May, 2017 3019

AFGHANISTAN MOURNS AFTER DEADLY TALIBAN ATTACK ON BASE


President Ashraf Ghani calls for an investigation into the deadliest ever Taliban attack on an Afghan military base... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 2923

AT LEAST 140 DEAD AFTER TALIBAN ATTACK ON MAJOR AFGHAN ARMY BASE, OFFICIAL SAYS


KABUL -- The nerve center of Afghan and NATO combat activities in northern Afghanistan is a sprawling military base in Balkh Province... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 2808

TWO U.S. TROOPS DIE BATTLING ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN


John Nicholson, the commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, referring to the Islamic State branch in Afghanistan, known as Islamic State-Khorasan Province... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 2785

AFGHAN PLANE FORCED TO FLY BACK AFTER MPS MISS FLIGHT


READ MORE Afghanistan's Slippery Slopes After the aircraft returned to Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport, the two politicians were able to board the flight... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 2745

THOUSANDS DEMONSTRATE AGAINST AFGHAN GOVERNMENT AFTER KABUL BLAST


We blame the government of Pakistan and the USA... READ MORE

2nd June, 2017 2670

HORRIFIC AFGHANISTAN BOMBING HIGHLIGHTS STALEMATE IN LONGEST U.S. WAR


The violence comes as the White House is weighing a request from military commanders to add more American troops to train and support Afghanistan's security forces... READ MORE

31st May, 2017 2646

VICE-PRESIDENT LEAVES AFGHANISTAN AMID TORTURE AND RAPE CLAIMS


Abdul Rashid Dostum flew to Turkey on Friday evening reportedly for medical treatment, according to sources in the Afghan government... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 2619

HUGE TRUCK BOMB BLAST KILLS 90 IN KABUL


An Afghan security guard at the German embassy also died in the attack... READ MORE

31st May, 2017 2539

AFGHANISTAN: GUNMEN ATTACK JALALABAD TV STATION


Several gunmen wearing suicide vests have attacked a national television and radio station in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, police have told Al Jazeera... READ MORE

17th May, 2017 2519

AT LEAST 15 AFGHAN SOLDIERS KILLED IN TALIBAN ATTACK


A Taliban attack on a military base in Kandahar province has left at least 15 Afghan soldiers dead, according to government officials... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 2493

KABUL IN MOURNING AFTER BLAST KILLS ALMOST 100 PEOPLE


Al Jazeera's Qais Azimy, reporting from Kabul, said that people across the Afghan capital were grieving... READ MORE

1st June, 2017 2483

MARINES BACK IN AFGHANISTAN FOR JOB THEY THOUGHT WAS DONE


At the peak of the war in southern Afghanistan, more than 20,000 Marines flooded the Taliban stronghold, pushing the insurgents out of several districts in Helmand... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 2475

NO US STATEMENT ON DAMAGE DONE BY MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS


One senior Afghan security official in Kabul said on Tuesday that Thursday's bombing killed 96 Islamic State militants, 13 of them major commanders... READ MORE

19th April, 2017 2409

MASSIVE BOMB DROPPED BY U.S. KILLED 94, AFGHAN OFFICIAL SAYS


The U.S. attack on a tunnel complex in remote eastern Nangarhar province near the Pakistan border killed at least four ISIS group leaders, Khogyani said... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 2307


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