President Karzai to send a team to Qatar for peace talks with Taliban, warns against exploitation of composite dialogue by a ‘third country’
A large bomb exploded in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least three people on the day the international military coalition hands over responsibility for fighting the Taliban insurgency to the nascent national army and police they have been training.
A legal requirement that women make up at least a quarter of all provincial elected officials was quietly removed by conservative male parliamentarians,officials said, the latest in a series of decisions undermining advances in women's rights in Afghanistan.
Afghan security forces will soon take over responsibility for the whole of the country, officials said on Saturday, a major milestone as the NATO-led war effort winds down after 12 years of fighting.
Afghan security forces will soon take over responsibility for the whole of the country, officials said Saturday, a major milestone as the NATO-led war effort winds down after 12 years of fighting.
A suicide car bomber struck outside the Supreme Court in the Afghan capital today, killing at least 17 people and wounding 39 in the second consecutive day of militant attacks in the heart of Kabul.
Taliban militants on Monday launched a grenade and gun attack on Kabul airport, seizing two nearby buildings and firing on military facilities before being overwhelmed by Afghan security forces.
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.
Afghan police say a suicide bomber has killed nine school pupils and a policeman outside a market in the country's east. They say the attacker was targeting a passing US military patrol but it was unclear if there were any American casualties.
Taliban insurgents attacked two checkpoints in eastern Afghanistan, killing four police officers in the latest test of Afghan forces' abilities as their NATO mentors withdraw.
Militants today launched a two-hour suicide and gun attack on a Red Cross office in Jalalabad city, east Afghanistan, killing at least one guard.
Militants today launched a two-hour suicide and gun attack on a Red Cross office in Jalalabad city, east Afghanistan, killing at least one guard, officials said.
Abdul Malik and his fellow Afghan soldiers were driving across the arid and volatile south when their armored personnel carrier struck a roadside bomb.
A Taliban suicide car bomber and five heavily armed gunmen attacked an international aid group's guest house in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing two guards and setting off an hours-long battle with security forces in an upscale Kabul neighborhood, authorities said.
As a young Army Green Beret major in December 2001, Don Bolduc fought shoulder to shoulder in an offensive against Kandahar, the Taliban’s spiritual capital, with a little-known Pashtun resistance commander named Hamid Karzai.