Afghanistan

Kidnapped Spanish Red Cross worker freed in Afghanistan

A Red Cross aid worker abducted one month ago in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province was freed on Sunday, a Red Cross spokesman told dpa.

IS militants abduct thirteen teachers in eastern Afghanistan

Islamic States militants abducted 13 lecturers at a religious school in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, an official said.

Investigation finds US strike killed 33 civilians in Afghanistan

A US military investigation found that a November airstrike targeting the Taliban in northern Afghanistan's Kunduz province killed 33 civilians, US forces said on Thursday. 

Toll rises to 58 in three Afghan attacks; UAE says diplomats killed

The death toll from three attacks in Afghanistan climbed to 58 and the United Arab Emirates confirmed Wednesday that five of its diplomats were killed in southern Kandahar province. 

Up to 50 killed in attacks across 3 Afghan provinces

Up to 50 people were killed and about 90 injured in three attacks across Afghanistan on a bloody Tuesday.

Twin bombing in Kabul leaves 26 dead; Taliban claims responsibility

At least 26 people - including four policemen - are dead and 43 others wounded after two suicide bombers targeted the Afghan parliament on Tuesday, officials said. 

UN: More than 620,000 Afghans displaced by conflict

Ongoing conflict across different parts of Afghanistan forced more than 623,000 people to leave their homes in 2016, according to a UN report published Monday.

US Marines to deploy 300 troops to Afghanistan's embattled south

The US Marines will deploy 300 troops to Afghanistan's embattled southern Helmand province as part of NATO's advise-assist mission, the Marine Corps announced late Friday. 

After Afghanistan: protecting journalists in conflict zones

As the nature of warfare changes, so do the risks for journalists who cover war. Many news organizations now hire specialist staff to assess these risks and prepare correspondents for the dangers...

Taliban publicly flogs six amid rise in extrajudicial punishments

Taliban militants have publicly flogged six people in central Afghanistan on allegations of robbery and adultery, provincial authorities said on Tuesday.

Sweden convicts five Afghan teens of raping Afghan minor

A Swedish court Friday convicted five Afghan teenagers of raping an Afghan minor, but rejected the prosecution's request that they be deported after serving their sentences.

Taliban welcomes Russian initiative to take members off UN blacklist

The Taliban said Thursday that it welcomed an initiative by UN Security Council members Russia and China to consider taking some of its adherents off a UN terrorism blacklist as part of peace...

Afghan woman beheaded by Taliban in northern Afghanistan

An Afghan woman was beheaded by the Islamist extremist Taliban late Sunday in Afghanistan's northern Sar-i Pul province, officials said on Monday.

Afghan government slams celebrated female pilot after US asylum claim

Nilofar Rahmani, a celebrated Afghan female pilot who was awarded the annual "Women of Courage" prize by the US State Department, has applied for asylum in the US, to the scorn of the government...

Eight killed in Taliban attack on Afghan MP's Kabul house

Eight people, including two children, were killed in a siege which lasted more than six hours at the Kabul home of Afghan parliamentarian Mir Wali, an official said Thursday.