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Afghanistan: Taliban behead woman for entering village without husband

Under the Taliban’s strict interpretation of Islam, women are banned from leaving their houses unless accompanied by a close male relative.

28 Dec 2016 8:54 PM

Kabul: Ex-Taliban leader's house attacked, 1 dead

Zaeef, who served as the Taliban's envoy to Pakistan in the 1990s, has reconciled with the current US-backed government.

24 Dec 2016 12:04 PM

8 killed after Taliban suicide bombers storm Afghan lawmaker's house

Sporadic gunfire and explosions were heard from the house early Thursday as Afghan forces cordoned off the property.

22 Dec 2016 2:37 PM

Canadian couple appear in Taliban hostage video

Joshua Boyle and his wife Caitlan Coleman had two sons after being kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012 during a backpacking trip.

20 Dec 2016 2:51 PM

Afghan female skier fights taboos - with aid of mullahs

18-yr-old Hasani had suffered hostility and abuse from passing men unaccustomed to unveiled women dressed in figure-hugging ski suits.

08 Dec 2016 10:51 AM


Suicide bombing at Shia mosque in Afghanistan kills at least 27

An official said the attacker entered the Baqir ul Olum mosque as people were preparing for prayers.

21 Nov 2016 2:21 PM

Afghan Parliament dismisses 3 Cabinet members

Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani was stripped of his post following no confidence votes on Saturday.

12 Nov 2016 4:40 PM

ISIS abducts, kills 30 Afghans in revenge attack

Militants linked to Islamic State jihadists abducted and killed around 30 civilians, including children, in central Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, raising concerns about the group’s expanding

27 Oct 2016 7:31 AM

‘Tech-savvy’ Taliban use drone to film attack

The Afghan Taliban have released aerial footage of a suicide car bombing in southern Helmand province, marking the first time the media-savvy militant group has used a drone to record an attack.

26 Oct 2016 7:01 AM

‘Rift’ in Taliban over Pakistan

A key Taliban commander and close aide to former Taliban founder and leader Mullah Omar has asked the group’s present chief Mawlavi Haibatullah Akhundzada to break all ties with Pakistan.

24 Oct 2016 4:22 AM


China arms Afghan Army, engages with the Taliban

China’s aid to the Afghan National Army in the name of nation building and simultaneous support to Taliban exposes Beijing’s double standard in the strategically-located Afghanistan.

22 Oct 2016 7:19 AM

Afghan ‘armyman’ shoots 2 US advisers

A gunman in an Afghan Army uniform on Wednesday shot dead at least two American advisers and wounded three more near a base in the Afghan capital before being killed himself, said officials.

20 Oct 2016 6:33 AM

Kabul kids prefer Mozart to polishing shoes

Short and upright in his grey suit, Wahidullah enchants his audience as his fingers dance over the piano keys.

01 Oct 2016 7:28 AM

Archaeologists map Afghanistan’s cultural heritage

(AFP) For archaeologists Afghanistan, rich in ancient treasures and once a key stop on the legendary silk road, is an “open-air museum”, albeit one ravaged by war and plagued by looters.

15 Sep 2016 4:05 AM

Terror attack in Afghanistan kills 41

Militants attacked an international charity in Kabul Tuesday during an hours-long assault labelled a “war crime” by Amnesty as the Capital reeled from a wave of violence that killed at least 41 and wo

07 Sep 2016 7:13 AM


Attack on American University kills 16

Afghan women students from the American University, who were trapped inside the premises during an attack by militants, are escorted by Afghan police forces at the end of a nearly 10-hour raid at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. (Photo: AFP)

26 Aug 2016 12:11 AM

Militants attack American University of Afghanistan

Some students still stuck inside varsity in Kabul.

25 Aug 2016 6:34 AM

US soldier killed in anti-Taliban Afghanistan operation

A roadside bomb killed an American soldier Tuesday near the capital of Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand province, following the first major US deployment to the southern city since foreign forces withdr

24 Aug 2016 6:20 AM

Blast in Kabul near US embassy, two injured

An Afghan official says at least two people have been wounded in a bombing that targeted the Afghan military in the capital, Kabul.

16 Aug 2016 7:10 AM

2 foreigners abducted by Kabul gunmen

Five gunmen, wearing Afghan military uniforms, have abducted an American and an Australian in the Afghan capital, Kabul, a security official said on Monday.

09 Aug 2016 6:33 AM