Afghanistan

U.S. drone strike kills six suspected militants in northwest Pakistan: officials

PESHAWAR Pakistan - A U.S. drone strike killed six suspected militants in northwestern Pakistan, security officials said on Friday, as al Qaeda said two members of the group had been killed in a previous strike.

Taliban suicide bombers die in attack on international zone in Kabul

KABUL - Four Afghan Taliban suicide bombers died when a group of the militants tried to storm an international zone in Kabul on Wednesday in the latest high-profile assault aimed at foreign targets in Afghanistan.

World, 19 Nov 2014

Germany and Italy to keep up to 1,350 soldiers in Afghanistan

BERLIN - Germany and Italy plan to keep a total of up to 1,350 soldiers in Afghanistan in 2015 to help train local armed forces, their defense ministries said on Tuesday, a slightly larger contingent than had been previously expected.

World, Germany, Italy 19 Nov 2014

Truck bomb kills two in attack on foreign base in Kabul

KABUL - A truck bomb ripped through the outer perimeter of a foreign security compound in Afghanistan's capital early on Tuesday, killing two Afghan security guards and wounding a foreigner, police and security sources said. | Video

World 18 Nov 2014

Female Afghan MP says 'prayers' saved her from bomb attack

KABUL - An outspoken female Afghan lawmaker survived a suicide bombing attack on her vehicle on Sunday, suffering slight wounds, but three civilian bystanders were killed, a police spokesman said. | Video

World, 16 Nov 2014

Pakistan prime minister pledges support for new Afghan president

ISLAMABAD - Looking to overcome years of mistrust and hostility between their two nations, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, promised on Saturday to boost security and trade ties.

World, 15 Nov 2014

Pakistan says security 'inextricably linked' with Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military told new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that the security of the two countries was "inextricably linked" on Friday as Ghani kicked off a two-day trip aimed at rebuilding damaged ties between the two countries.

World, 14 Nov 2014

Afghan power struggle seen delaying formation of new government

KABUL - Weeks after a new Afghan president was sworn in, a tussle for power means it could be weeks - if not months - before a cabinet is in place, the last thing his government needs as it gears for foreign troops to leave after 13 years of war.

World, 13 Nov 2014

Young Afghans go online to find friendship and love

KABUL - Frustrated by strict social rules, young and educated Afghans are quickly learning that taboos can be sidestepped at the tap of a mobile phone.

World, Tech, Media, 12 Nov 2014

Afghan opium crop at fresh high as foreign troops withdraw

KABUL - Afghanistan's opium crop will hit a new high this year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, presenting the new president with a challenge in tackling the trade fuelling the Taliban-led insurgency after the foreign combat mission ends.

World, United Nations 12 Nov 2014