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How much is an Afghan life worth? That depends

'A man in Kandahar may get $4,000 for his damaged car while a woman in Gardez gets $1,000 for her dead child. Civilians deserve better.'

Afghan refugee with axe attacks passengers on German train

Several passengers are "critically injured", some "fighting for their lives".

Obama approves broader role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama has approved giving the U.S. military greater ability to accompany and enable Afghan forces battling a resilient Taliban insurgency, in a move to assist ...
June 10, 2016 | 10:22 am GMT+7

Afghans confirm death of Taliban leader in U.S. drone strike, many details remain unexplained

Afghan officials have confirmed the death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike, but many details remain unexplained.
May 23, 2016 | 11:20 am GMT+7

Afghan Taliban meets on succession after U.S. drones target leader: Taliban sources

The Afghan Taliban's leadership council met on Sunday to start considering succession after a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan targeted its commander, two Taliban sources told ...
May 23, 2016 | 08:10 am GMT+7

Afghan president blasts Taliban "slaves", but opens door for talks

President Ashraf Ghani said Afghanistan faced a terrorist enemy led by Taliban "slaves" in Pakistan in a sombre speech to parliament on Monday that nonetheless left the door open ...
April 25, 2016 | 04:38 pm GMT+7

China eyes deeper military ties with Afghanistan

China wants to have deeper military ties with Afghanistan, including counter-terrorism intelligence cooperation and joint drills, a senior Chinese officer told a visiting Afghan ...
April 21, 2016 | 10:18 am GMT+7

Several killed, wounded in Kabul attack: Afghan president

The Afghanistan president said a number of people were killed in a suicide attack on national security agency office in Kabul. A Taliban suicide car bomber attacked an office of ...
April 19, 2016 | 03:35 pm GMT+7

Illegal opium cultivation stays on a high in Afghanistan

Opium derived from poppy fields in remote parts of Afghanistan remain an economic essential for the country's poor. Julie Noce reports. Six-year old Nazer Gull is hard at work in ...
April 15, 2016 | 02:06 pm GMT+7