Recent News Headlines : Afghanistan - Afghanistan

SHIA MOSQUE ATTACKED IN AFGHAN CAPITAL, KABUL


Attackers have targeted a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul, in what officials say is an ongoing incident... READ MORE

25th August, 2017 83

WHY TRUMP'S THREATS TO PAKISTAN RAISE SERIOUS QUESTIONS


Pakistan's concern is that if such talks result in its Taliban allies sharing power in Afghanistan, this would reduce the Taliban's dependence on Pakistan... READ MORE

25th August, 2017 460

A 'WIN' IN AFGHANISTAN INCLUDES PEACE TALKS WITH THE TALIBAN, SAY U.S. OFFICIALS IN KABUL


The comments seek to calm confusion and concern in Afghanistan about the new U.S. strategy... READ MORE

24th August, 2017 176

U.S. TROOP INCREASE IN AFGHANISTAN IS UNDERWAY, GENERAL SAYS


At a news conference in the Afghan capital, the military commander for United States and NATO forces in Afghanistan, Gen... READ MORE

24th August, 2017 844

TOP U.S. GENERAL IN AFGHANISTAN SAYS TRUMP'S PLAN MEANS LONG-TERM U.S. COMMITMENT


Trump has now approved an extended American presence in Afghanistan, although neither he nor his military leaders have provided any specifics about troop numbers or timelines... READ MORE

24th August, 2017 1283

FOR HELP IN AMERICAS LONGEST WAR, TRUMP TILTS POLITICAL BALANCE TOWARD INDIA OVER PAKISTAN


Besides chastising Pakistan for harboring terrorists, President Trump is calling on India, Pakistans archrival, to help stabilize Afghanistan... READ MORE

24th August, 2017 1195

AFGHANISTAN WAR: PAKISTAN WANTS TO WORK CLOSELY WITH U.S.


Pakistan has its own Taliban movement fighting the government but some agencies, such as the Intelligence services, have allegedly supported the Taliban in Afghanistan... READ MORE

23rd August, 2017 104

TALIBAN SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS CIVILIANS IN HELMAND


Early in July, an American soldier was killed and two others were wounded in an attack in Helmand province while conducting operations against the Taliban... READ MORE

23rd August, 2017 2373

EXCLUSIVE: TRUMP'S AFGHAN DECISION MAY INCREASE U.S. AIR POWER, TRAINING


Pakistan denies that it harbors militants fighting U.S. and Afghan government forces in Afghanistan... READ MORE

23rd August, 2017 497

HERE'S HOW TRUMP'S POSITION ON AFGHANISTAN HAS SHIFTED OVER TIME


Here's how Trump's position on Afghanistan has shifted over time... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 165

DONALD TRUMP MAKES RIGHT MOVES IN AFGHANISTAN


Pakistan has been a real frenemy in this war, helping us with logistics but also supporting the Afghan Taliban in their sanctuaries on Pakistani soil... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 987

TILLERSON PUSHES PAKISTAN TO GET TALIBAN TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE


On the Taliban, Tillerson said the group ousted by U.S. forces in late 2001 should realize a battlefield victory is impossible... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 86

US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAD TO PUT PRESSURE ON INDIA FOR AFGHAN ROLE, SAYS UN ENVOY NIKKI HALEY


US President Donald Trump administration had to put pressure on India for Afghan role, says UN envoy Nikki Haley... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 4

INDIA HAILS US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S TOUGH LINE ON PAKISTAN


They are calling India for money and troops to engage in US war against Pakistan China indirectly through Afghanistan... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 323

TRUMP EMBRACES AFGHANISTAN IDEAS THAT FAILED OBAMA, BUSH


More troops, pressure on Pakistan and diplomatic outreach to the Taliban... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 913

TRUMP VOWS TO INCREASE US TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN


President Trump will increase US troops in Afghanistan, he said in a speech in Arlington, Virginia... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 39

ANALYSIS | THREE COUNTRIES UNDERMINING AFGHANISTAN PROGRESS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP DIDN'T CALL OUT


But his administration has said little about Beijing's comparatively minor contributions in Afghanistan... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 170

AFGHANS GREET TRUMP'S ANNOUNCEMENT WITH RELIEF, CONCERNS


I see pressure increasing on Pakistan after President Trump's statement... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 325

ON AFGHANISTAN'S FRONT LINES, U.S. COMMANDERS NEED MORE MEN -- WILL TRUMP DELIVER?


But ground units are needed to hold territory, so U.S. advisers were forced to spend weeks cajoling the Afghan Army to join the battle... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 0

CHINA DEFENDS ALLY PAKISTAN AFTER TRUMP CRITICISM


China and Pakistan consider each other all-weather friends and have close diplomatic, economic and security ties... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 2597

TRUMP DURING AFGHAN STRATEGY ADDRESS SAYS OPEN TO EVENTUAL DEAL WITH TALIBAN


Hours before Trump's remarks there was a stark reminder of the Taliban's reach, when a missile landed on a field in Kabul's heavily fortified diplomatic zone... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 16

DONALD TRUMP EYES AFGHANISTAN'S $1 TRILLION MINERAL RESERVES TO PAY FOR RECONSTRUCTION AFTER 16 YEARS OF WAR


Northeastern Afghanistan, September 2, 2007 Paula Bronstein 5 16 2007 Bodybuilders in the 55-60 kg category square off during a regional bodybuilding competition... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 4843

HAMDULLAH MOHIB: TRUMP'S POLICY WILL LEAD TO STABILITY


Afghan ambassador to the US welcomes US President Donald Trump's commitment to war in Afghanistan... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 1231

I HOPE TRUMP IS RIGHT (AND I'M WRONG) ON AFGHANISTAN


The Taliban are barbaric, woman-hating pederasts, but they're the home team for Afghanistan's Pashtun majority, fighting for religious truth, Sharia justice and the Islamist way... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 233

ANALYSIS | TRUMP FACES THE GRIM REALITY OF AFGHANISTAN: NO QUICK PATH TO VICTORY AND NO CLEAR WAY OUT


Trump faces the grim reality of Afghanistan No quick path to victory and no clear way out... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 547

'ATTACK WE WILL': TRUMP UPS ANTE IN AFGHANISTAN, WITH TROOP INCREASE LIKELY


US President Donald Trump refuses to set a deadline for pulling out of Afghanistan... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 409

EXCERPTS AND VIDEO FROM TRUMPS SPEECH


President Trump addressed the nation from Fort Myer military base in Arlington, Va., about his military plan for Afghanistan... READ MORE

22nd August, 2017 3798

UNAMA: ISIL, TALIBAN JOINTLY ATTACKED MIRZAWALANG


It was collective punishment, Sami Yousafzai, an Afghan journalist who has covered the war and Taliban since their emergence, told Al Jazeera... READ MORE

21st August, 2017 2170

TRUMP TO ADDRESS TROOPS, THE NATION ON NEW 'PATH FORWARD' AFGHAN STRATEGY


President Donald Trump will announce his decision on America's strategy in Afghanistan in an address to U.S. troops and the nation Monday night, almost 16... READ MORE

21st August, 2017 0

KABUL CONCERT GOES AHEAD DESPITE THREATS


Aryana Sayeed Kabul concert goes ahead despite threats... READ MORE

21st August, 2017 509

Trending News Headlines : Afghanistan

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

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

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

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 11892

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

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 6965

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

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 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

'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

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

'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 4684

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

SWEDEN TO DEPORT 106YO AFGHANI WOMAN, WORLD'S 'OLDEST REFUGEE' - REPORTS


Sweden rejects the asylum application of the world's oldest refugee... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 3769

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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 1711

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

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

1st August, 2017 1452

PLANE CARRYING ABDUL RASHID DOSTUM 'DENIED LANDING'


Dostum had evaded questioning after Afghanistan's attorney general launched an investigation by being holed up in his palace in central Kabul, guarded by armed men... READ MORE

19th July, 2017 1313

OPIUM USE BOOMS IN AFGHANISTAN, CREATING A 'SILENT TSUNAMI' OF ADDICTED WOMEN


Several women going through withdrawal pleaded to go home, swearing they would never touch drugs again... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 1305


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