Afghan parliament rejects Ghani choice for defence post

KABUL: Afghanistan s parliament on Saturday rejected President Ashraf Ghani s nominee for defence ministry, a crucial post that has sat vacant for months as stretched security forces fight to secure territory from a...

Afghan president nominates first female judge to Supreme Court

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday nominated a female judge to sit on the Afghanistan Supreme Court in an unprecedented move that has angered some Islamic conservatives. Anisa Rasouli, the head of the...

Suicide truck bomb kills two, wounds 40 in Afghanistan: officials

Kandahar: A suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan killed two civilians on Tuesday and wounded more than 40, officials said, in the latest attack since the Taliban began their annual offensive. The attacker detonated...

Taliban ambush kills 11 Afghan soldiers: officials

HERAT, Afghanistan: At least 11 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said Monday, as security forces face their first fighting season without NATO combat support. "The Taliban ambushed...

Afghan parliament attack ends, all seven militants killed

KABUL: A Taliban attack on the Afghan parliament Monday ended after all seven militants were killed, the government said. "The attack has ended now. Seven attackers were involved -- one detonated a car near...

Six attackers killed, 19 civilian injured in Taliban attack on Afghan parliament

KABUL: A Taliban suicide bomber and gunmen attacked the Afghan parliament on Monday, shattering windows, wounding at least 19 people and sending a plume of black smoke across Kabul, as a second district in...

Alarm as Taliban advance on key northern Afghan city

KUNDUZ: Taliban insurgents advancing on the capital of a northern Afghan province have captured a key adjoining district, officials said Sunday, sparking renewed alarm among residents who fear the fall of the besieged city....

Afghan insurgents take control of district in Kunduz

KABUL: Taliban insurgents have taken control of the Chardara district in northern Kunduz province, according to Afghan officials. Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, head of the provincial council in Kunduz, said on Sunday that Taliban fighters...

Afghan family lives in fear, after daughter’s mob killing

KABUL: The family of an Afghan woman killed by a frenzied mob in an attack that shocked the world with its brutality is living in isolation and fear as they wait for justice they...

11 cops, armymen dead in Helmand Taliban attack: Afghan officials

KANDAHAR: Afghan officials say that at least 11 members of the security forces have been killed in a Taliban assault on government buildings in an unstable district in southern Helmand province. The officials said...

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