Afghanistan

US reaffirms military and financial commitment to Afghanistan

The United States of America renewed its financial and military commitment to Afghanistan ahead of the changeover to the Trump administration in January next year.

Ghani urges Pakistan to keep aid and focus instead on own terrorists

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Sunday that the 500 million dollars Pakistan has pledged in aid to Afghanistan would be better spent on stopping terrorism cells on its own soil.

Slovenian police catch 30 illegal migrants

Slovenian police caught 30 illegal migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan, including six minors and a child, near the coastal town of Koper on Thursday night, the town's Primorske Novice newspaper...

Five Afghan army forces killed in Taliban attack in southern Kandahar

At least five members of the Afghan armed forces are dead after an attack by Taliban militants wearing police uniforms at a checkpoint in Sha Wali Kot district of Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar...

Two rockets fired at Kabul diplomatic quarter

Two rockets were fired at a diplomatic quarter in the Afghan capital late Wednesday, an official told dpa.

Taliban promise to back, protect development projects in Afghanistan

Taliban forces have promised to support and protect development projects in Afghanistan, a statement released by the group on Tuesday read.

More than 500,000 internally displaced in Afghanistan, UN says

Conflict across Afghanistan has forced more than 500,000 people to leave their homes in 2016, the highest number on record for the country, a UN report said Monday.

Report: Afghan Vice President Dostum beats and kidnaps rival

Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum beat up and kidnapped a rival during a sports tournament in northern Afghanistan, the New York Times reported late Sunday.

Freezing weather kills 20 children in Afghanistan

Some 20 children have frozen to death in the northern Afghan province of Jowzjan and dozens of others are at risk, an official said on Friday.

Islamic State claims deadly suicide bombing at Kabul mosque

Kabul/Cairo (dpa) - The Islamic State extremist group has claimed a suicide attack that killed 30 people in a Shiite mosque in western Kabul.

Suicide bombing in Kabul Shiite mosque kills 30

A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest inside a crowded mosque in western Kabul on Monday killing 30 worshippers.

Islamic State commander in Afghanistan killed in US drone strike

A top commander of the Islamic State extremist militia has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Saturday.

Report: Germany expects to send about 12,000 migrants back to Afghanistan

More than 12,000 Afghan migrants to Germany are to be sent back to their home country because large parts of Afghanistan are considered safe, according to a German government document reviewed by...

Suicide bomber kills four Afghan intelligence staff in Kabul

A suicide bomber set off his explosive vest near a van carrying staff from the National Directorate of Security - the Afghan spy agency - killing four of them on Wednesday morning, officials said...

ICC: US forces in Afghanistan may have committed war crimes

There is a "reasonable basis" to believe that US forces may have carried out war crimes, including torture, in Afghanistan, prosecutors at the International Criminal Court said Monday.