Afghanistan

Obama to host Afghan President Ghani at White House in March

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama will host Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan's chief executive officer Abdullah Abdullah and other members of the Afghan government for meetings in Washington next month, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

Avalanches kill 186 in Afghanistan

KABUL - More than 180 people have been killed in north Afghanistan in some of the worst avalanches there for 30 years, officials said on Thursday, with heavy snow set to last for two more days after an unusually dry winter led to fears of drought. | Video

World, 26 Feb 2015

Reuters journalist Maria Golovnina died of asphyxiation: autopsy

ISLAMABAD - An official autopsy report on the death of Reuters journalist Maria Golovnina has concluded that she died of asphyxiation, the cause of which "at this stage cannot be established."

World, 26 Feb 2015

Afghanistan in IMF talks over plan to sell New Kabul Bank

KABUL - Afghanistan is in talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a new plan to privatize its loss-making New Kabul Bank after two prior attempts failed to find a suitable buyer, the treasury chief told Reuters on Thursday.

Deals, 26 Feb 2015

Suicide bomb strikes top NATO envoy team in Afghanistan

KABUL - A suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into a vehicle belonging to NATO's top envoy in Afghanistan, killing one Turkish soldier and wounding at least one person, Turkish officials said. | Video

World, 26 Feb 2015

Avalanches kill 92 in Afghanistan, humanitarian crisis feared

KABUL - More than 90 people have been killed in Afghanistan in some of the worst avalanches there for 30 years, officials said on Wednesday, with heavy snow set to last for two more days after an unusually dry winter led to fears of drought.

World, 25 Feb 2015

U.N. report finds torture still widespread in Afghan jails

KABUL - Afghan authorities tortured or mistreated more than a third of nearly 800 suspected Taliban-linked detainees who human rights investigators were able to interview, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

World, United Nations 25 Feb 2015

U.S. Embassy reports threats to Americans in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan issued an emergency message on Tuesday warning of threats to Americans living in the capital Kabul.

World, 24 Feb 2015

Obama to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan: Kerry

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will decide soon on adjusting the level of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.

World, Politics, 24 Feb 2015

Gunmen in Afghanistan halt buses, seize 30 passengers

KANDAHAR - Unidentified gunmen in southern Afghanistan stopped two buses traveling to the capital, Kabul, and seized around 30 people belonging to the ethnic Hazara minority, a bus company official said on Tuesday.

World, 24 Feb 2015