Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban gunmen killed after attack on Kabul guesthouse

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KABUL - Four Taliban insurgents armed with assault rifles and a grenade launcher stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital overnight and held out for hours until they were killed by government forces early on Wednesday, officials said. | Video

Afghan insurgents launch late-night attack on Kabul guesthouse

KABUL - Heavily armed insurgents stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul late on Tuesday night and were still battling Afghan security forces more than two hours after the assault began.

World, 26 May 2015

Taliban truck bomb hits government offices in southern Afghanistan, wounds dozens

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A Taliban suicide bomber in a truck loaded with explosives struck a provincial government neighborhood in Zabul in southern Afghanistan on Monday, wounding nearly 70 people, officials said. | Video

World, 25 May 2015

Italy coast guard rescues 70 Afghan, Iraqi migrants from crowded boat

ROME - Seventy Afghan and Iraqi migrants were rescued from a packed boat off the southeastern coast of Italy and brought to shore on Sunday, Italy's coast guard said.

World, United Nations, Italy, Iraq 24 May 2015

Stretched Afghan army falls back on militias to help defend Kunduz

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan/KABUL - The Afghan government has enlisted hundreds of militia fighters controlled by local commanders to battle Taliban militants near the northern city of Kunduz, officials said, underlining how the armed forces are struggling to tackle the insurgency alone.

World, 22 May 2015

Bomb outside Afghan Justice Ministry kills five, wounds dozens

KABUL - A car bomb exploded in the parking lot of Afghanistan's Ministry of Justice on Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens as civil servants in Kabul were leaving work for the day, officials said. | Video

World, United Nations 19 May 2015

Taliban claims Afghan ministry bomb, vows to kill more 'slave' officials

KABUL - The Taliban claimed responsibility for a bomb attack outside Afghanistan's Justice Ministry that killed at least five people on Tuesday, and vowed to kill more "slave" judges and prosecutors.

World, 19 May 2015

Judge sentences 11 Afghan police over lynching of woman in Kabul

KABUL - An Afghan judge sentenced 11 police on Tuesday to one year in jail for failing to prevent the mob killing of a woman in Kabul who was accused of burning a Koran.

World, 19 May 2015

Pakistan military says its spies will cooperate with Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD - After years of antagonism and accusations, spy agencies in Pakistan and Afghanistan will now share information, the Pakistani military said, in another sign frosty relations between the neighbors may be gradually thawing.

World, 19 May 2015

Danish veterans accuse government of failing their Afghan interpreters

COPENHAGEN - Danish military veterans have accused their government of breaking its promise to grant asylum to all local interpreters who helped the country's soldiers during their deployment in Afghanistan.

World, 18 May 2015