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Despite expected US troop hike, no end in sight to Afghan war

Trump declined to say how many more U.S. soldiers will be deployed or how long the U.S. force will be in Afghanistan.

Huge bomb blast kills 80, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital

The explosion is one of the deadliest in Kabul and coming at the start of the holy month of Ramadan.

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan confirmed killed

U.S. and Afghan officials said their forces jointed killed the head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, in an operation on April 27.
May 08, 2017 | 01:40 pm GMT+7

Children pay the price in Afghan conflict: UN

From January to March, 210 children were killed.
April 27, 2017 | 05:21 pm GMT+7

IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

U.S. President Donald Trump hailed the mission as 'very, very successful.'
April 16, 2017 | 09:19 am GMT+7

US 'mother of all bombs' killed 36 Islamic State militants in Afghanistan

First combat use of bomb with 11 tons of explosive.
April 14, 2017 | 04:01 pm GMT+7

Afghan women embrace a new empowerment: divorce

When Nadia's heroin addict husband began assaulting her, she did something unthinkable for many women in Afghanistan.
April 14, 2017 | 03:34 pm GMT+7

Trump calls Afghanistan bombing 'very successful mission'

U.S. President Donald Trump described the bombing of Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan as a 'very successful mission.'
April 14, 2017 | 09:15 am GMT+7

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.'
March 20, 2017 | 02:03 pm GMT+7

Afghan refugee with axe attacks passengers on German train

Several passengers are "critically injured", some "fighting for their lives".
July 19, 2016 | 08:35 am GMT+7

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