Recent News Headlines : Afghanistan - Afghanistan

TRUMP'S SEARCH FOR AN AFGHAN WAR POLICY TAKES HIM TO CAMP DAVID


U.S. officials have consulted Afghanistan leaders on Mattis's plan, according to Afghan Ambassador to the U.S. Hamdullah Mohib... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 56

AMERICAN SOLDIER KILLED BATTLING ISIS MILITANTS IN AFGHANISTAN


U.S. soldier killed in battle with ISIS in Afghanistan... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 188

AFGHAN GOVT LAUNCHES NEW SECURITY PLAN FOR KABUL


Giving priorities to providing security to diplomatic enclaves, the GMIC said the security plan would cover Kabul and adjoining districts and provinces close to the capital city... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 0

AFGHAN FORCES RECAPTURE SITE OF VILLAGE 'MASSACRE'


Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for the Afghan defence ministry, said its forces had pushed the Taliban out of the village on Monday afternoon... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 35

TALIBAN OPEN LETTER TO TRUMP URGES AFGHAN WITHDRAWAL


This is, by Taliban standards, a long and cogent intervention into the ongoing debate on American policy in Afghanistan... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 195

TALIBAN LETTER TO TRUMP URGES US TO LEAVE AFGHANISTAN


Written in a tone of negotiation, the Taliban asked Trump to study the historical mistakes of his predecessors and to withdraw troops from Afghanistan completely... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 11627

TALIBAN OPEN LETTER TO TRUMP URGES U.S. TO LEAVE AFGHANISTAN


The note, which is 1,600 words long, also says a U.S. withdrawal would "truly deliver American troops from harm's way" and bring about "an end to an inherited war."... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 1631

'MORTAR ATTACK KILLS 13 CIVILIANS' IN FARYAB PROVINCE


Dilawer said it was not clear whether the Taliban or Afghan security forces targeted the house in Dawlat Abad district... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 697

TALIBAN FREE 235 VILLAGERS IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN


Afghanistan's ISIL affiliate is made up mostly of disenfranchised former Taliban members... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 88

'I CAN HAVE YOU KILLED': AFGHAN WOMAN FEARS HUSBAND AFTER US DENIES ASYLUM


Shakila Zareen's asylum application was initially approved after her husband shot her, but it was later denied under Donald Trump's new US migration policies... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 3835

TALIBAN LEADER FEARED PAKISTAN BEFORE HE WAS KILLED


For many in the Taliban, Mullah Mansour's death represented a devastating betrayal by their longtime patron and sponsor, Pakistan, that has split and demoralized the ranks... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 6213

GERMANY SAYS IT WILL STILL DEPORT SOME AFGHANS


A review of the security situation in Afghanistan supports the current practice of deporting certain asylum seekers back to the country, German officials say... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 0

TALIBAN RELEASE 235 HOSTAGES AFTER ALLEGED 'MASSACRE' IN SHIITE VILLAGE


The Taliban released 235 hostages from a remote village in northern Afghanistan where it along with Islamic State insurgents allegedly massacred around 50... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 2

TALIBAN APPEARS TO HAVE TAKEN CONTROL OF AFGHANISTAN'S HEROIN INDUSTRY


The Taliban -- which banned poppy cultivation when it ruled Afghanistan -- now appears to wield significant control over the war-torn country's heroin produc... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 2

DOZENS KILLED IN 'BRUTAL' SAR-E PUL ATTACK


They report that a checkpoint manned by local police was attacked in the Mirzawalang area of Sar-e Pul province... READ MORE

7th August, 2017 375

DOZENS OF AFGHANS KILLED IN REMOTE SAR-E PUL PROVINCE


Were brutally shot and killed in the province's predominately Shia village of Mirzawalang after Taliban fighters captured it on Saturday... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 256

'A COALITION OF KILLERS': THE EX-WARLORDS PROMISING AFGHANISTAN'S 'SALVATION'


A key demand is that the criminal case against Dostum be dropped and his return to Afghanistan expedited... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 5716

WITH U.S. GENERAL UNDER FIRE, AFGHANS FEAR BEING ABANDONED BY TRUMP


The Taliban insurgents, he said, are trying to influence the debate in Washington with these new attacks... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 2096

BURQA-CLAD TALIBAN SUICIDE BOMBER TARGETS NATO IN AFGHANISTAN


Georgian soldier and two Afghan civilians killed after suicide bomber dressed as woman rams motorbike into convoy... READ MORE

5th August, 2017 102

'TALIBAN FIGHTERS KILLED' IN HELMAND GUN BATTLE


On Thursday, at least five security officials were killed and several wounded in a Taliban-claimed car bomb attack near their checkpost also in the Gereshk district... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 2514

ACT AGAINST COUNTRIES USING NON-STATE ACTORS, SAYS AFGHANISTAN


Afghanistan criticises Pakistan for allowing the Taliban and Haqqani terror network to operate from its soil for planning attacks in Afghanistan... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 1

AFGHANISTAN WAR: TRUMP STALLS DECISION OVER TROOP INCREASE


The White House has delayed a decision on a troop increase for Afghanistan as aides debate changes in the overall strategy for America's longest war... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 21

FATHER OF AFGHAN ROBOTICS TEAM CAPTAIN CONFIRMED DEAD IN MOSQUE BOMBING


Fatema Qaderyan's father was confirmed as one of the dead in Tuesday's suicide bombing in a mosque near their home in the western city of Herat... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 554

FATHER OF TEEN ROBOTICIST AMONG VICTIMS IN HERAT


Fatemah made an emotional appeal after the team's visa applications to attend the robotics competition in Washington were rejected... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 486

THE WAR AMERICA CAN'T WIN: HOW THE TALIBAN IS REGAINING CONTROL IN AFGHANISTAN


The Taliban controls places like Helmand, where the US and UK troops fought their hardest battles, pushing the drive toward peace and progress into reverse... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 6012

AFGHAN WOMEN SAY, CALL ME BY MY NAME


Noorjahan Akbar, founder of Free Women Writers, has a lot of concern about the expression Black-headed... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 1273

FATHER OF ROBOTICS TEAM MEMBER KILLED IN HERAT ATTACK


On Wednesday, a Taliban attack targeting NATO troops in Kandahar killed two US soliders... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 13067

2 U.S. TROOPS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN CONVOY ATTACK


The Pentagon says that two U.S. service members were killed in an attack on a NATO convoy near Kandarhar in southern Afghanistan... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 16

TALIBAN BOMBER KILLS 2 AMERICANS IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN


Kandahar, once the seat of Taliban power, had remained relatively quiet in recent years even as the Taliban made inroads in surrounding provinces... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 398

AFGHAN OFFICIAL SAYS BLAST AT SHIITE MOSQUE KILLS 29


No one immediately claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attack on Herat's Jawadia Mosque... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 0

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

TRUMP AIDES RECRUITED BUSINESSMEN TO DEVISE OPTIONS FOR AFGHANISTAN


After selling his stake in Blackwater in 2010, Mr. Prince mustered an army-for-hire for the United Arab Emirates... READ MORE

11th July, 2017 20968

AFGHAN GIRLS TEAM SHINES AT US ROBOTICS COMPETITION


So the competition recruited a robotics team at George C. Marshall high school in Falls Church, Virginia, to help... READ MORE

19th July, 2017 14886

AFGHAN GIRLS ROBOTICS TEAM GIVEN US VISA AFTER OUTRAGE


Girls whose visa applications were twice rejected finally given green light to travel to international robotics contest... READ MORE

13th July, 2017 12796

SUICIDE BOMBER TARGETS SHIA MOSQUE IN HERAT CITY


Many of them were brought to the main hospital in Herat city, the capital of the province... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 9014

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

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

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 6047

AFGHAN FILES EXPOSE DEADLY SECRETS OF AUSTRALIA'S SPECIAL FORCES


Secret defence force documents obtained by the ABC give an unprecedented insight into the clandestine operations of Australia's elite special forces in Afghanistan... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 5952

DOZENS KILLED IN SUICIDE BOMBING IN AFGHAN CAPITAL


KABUL, Afghanistan -- A Taliban bombing early Monday morning killed dozens of people in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 5596

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

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

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

OTAIBA EMAILS: UAE LOBBIED US TO HOST TALIBAN OFFICE


Qatar agreed to open the mission for the Taliban with Washington's blessing four years ago... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 4096

SUICIDE CAR BOMB HITS AFGHANISTAN'S KABUL


At least 24 people have been killed and more than 40 wounded after a suicide car bomb targeted Afghanistan's capital Kabul, officials have said... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 3400

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

SOLDIERS KILLED AS TALIBAN STORMS KANDAHAR BASE


However, the Taliban claimed to have killed at least 70 soldiers and to have seized a number of army vehicles, equipment, machinery and weapons... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 3327

'WE ARE NOT WINNING IN AFGHANISTAN RIGHT NOW'


'We are not winning in Afghanistan right now' The deaths of Afghan police came amid increased fighting in Helmand, a southern province... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 3218

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

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

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

DEADLY CAR BOMB HITS AFGHANISTAN'S LASHKAR GAH


At least 60 people were wounded in the attack outside the New Kabul Bank branch and most of the casualties were civilians, Hayaullah Hayat said... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 2206

KABUL SUICIDE BOMBING KILLS AT LEAST 24 AND LEAVES 40 INJURED


Acting Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said at least 24 people had been killed and 40 wounded but the casualty toll could rise further... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 1953

AFGHAN EX-REFUGEE SHAESTA WAIZ ON ROUND-THE-WORLD SOLO FLIGHT


After leaving Afghanistan she will fly on through Asia and Australia before crossing the US back to Florida... READ MORE

11th July, 2017 1707

AFGHAN VICE PRESIDENTS RETURN IS THWARTED AS PLANE IS TURNED BACK


The central government appears to have feared that Mr. Dostum was returning to Afghanistan to consolidate that coalition... READ MORE

18th July, 2017 1624

AFGHAN FORCES CAPTURE TAYWARA DISTRICT FROM TALIBAN


Afghan security forces have recaptured a district in central Afghanistan that had fallen to the Taliban five days ago, officials said... READ MORE

29th July, 2017 1588

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 1555

PROTESTERS CLASH WITH POLICE NEAR KABUL BOMBING SITE


Afghan intelligence officials blamed the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network and Pakistan for Wednesday's truck bombing in Kabul's diplomatic quarter... READ MORE

2nd June, 2017 1533

AFGHAN TALIBAN: QATAR PLAYS MAJOR ROLE IN PEACE TALKS


He also noted a separate meeting was held between the Taliban and Afghan journalists where both sides were able to discuss their ideas for peace... READ MORE

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