Afghanistan

  • Jun 08, 2013 11:35 IST

    The $20,000 pet lion that lives on a Kabul rooftop

    For Kabul's wealthy elite some things are de rigueur: armed guards, a marble-clad mansion, a blacked-out SUV. But one man has taken the flamboyant lifestyle a step further and bought a lion.

  • Dec 24, 2012 17:21 IST

    Afghan policewoman shoots dead foreign adviser

    A female Afghan police officer on Monday shot dead a foreign civilian adviser in Kabul police headquarters in the first such "insider" attack by a woman, NATO said.

  • Dec 08, 2012 20:19 IST

    Karzai hints at conditional immunity for US troops post-2014

    Afghanistan may consider giving conditional immunity from local prosecution for US troops remaining in the country after NATO forces withdraw in 2014, President Hamid Karzai said today.

  • Dec 13, 2012 19:44 IST

    Syria fires Scud missiles at rebels

    Syrian government forces have fired Scud missiles at insurgents in recent days, escalating the 2-year-old conflict against rebels seeking to overthrow the regime, US officials said Wednesday.

  • Dec 02, 2012 13:49 IST

    '4,000 domestic violence cases in Afghanistan in 7 months'

    About 4,000 cases of domestic violence have been reported in Afghanistan in the last seven months, chairperson of Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission Dr Sima Samar has said.

  • Muslims
    Dec 07, 2012 10:38 IST

    Beneath the burqa: Afghan women opt for cosmetic surgery

    Despite living much of their lives behind a veil, some Afghan women are feeling pressure to conform to ideals of female beauty and are lining up for cosmetic surgery at a handful of clinics in Kabul.

  • Dec 08, 2012 17:56 IST

    Karzai: Afghan spy chief bomber came from Pakistan

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Thursday that the assassination attempt on the country's intelligence chief was planned in neighboring Pakistan.

  • Dec 09, 2012 08:33 IST

    US-led coalition: US doctor rescued from Taliban

    An American doctor abducted by the Taliban five days ago was rescued on Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, the US-led military coalition said.

  • Dec 10, 2012 11:46 IST

    Afghan woman official assassinated: police

    Gunmen assassinated an Afghan women's affairs official on Monday just months after her predecessor was blown up by a bomb, police said.

  • Dec 11, 2012 00:29 IST

    Afghan op: US soldier killed in NRI rescue

    US President Barack Obama and his defence secretary Leon Panetta have praised special forces for conducting a successful rescue operation in Afghanistan that left one American soldier and seven militants dead.

  • Dec 13, 2012 21:16 IST

    Suicide car bomb targets Afghan NATO airbase

    A suicide car bomb exploded near a NATO airbase in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing two civilians, wounding 15 others and injuring four foreign soldiers, police said.

  • Dec 17, 2012 11:06 IST

    Landmine blast kills 10 Afghan girls: officials

    Ten young girls were killed when a landmine exploded Monday while they were collecting firewood in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, officials said.

  • Dec 17, 2012 14:00 IST

    Large explosion near NATO base in Kabul

    A blast inside a Kabul compound owned by a contractor working for the Afghan army killed one person and wounded 15 more, police and witnesses said.

  • Dec 18, 2012 23:45 ISTrisky proposal

    Kabul peace plan may bring Taliban into govt

    Five-point roadmap talks about releasing terror group’s detainees in Pakistan, dropping sanctions against its leaders and also its direct entry into politics.

  • Dec 19, 2012 17:23 IST

    Six Taliban militants killed in Afghan blast

    Six Taliban militants were killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province today when an explosive device they were planting on a road went off accidentally, Xinhua reported.