Afghanistan

Suicide bomber targets Afghan civil servants' bus in Kabul

KABUL - A suicide car bomber targeted a bus carrying Afghan civil servants on their way to work in the capital on Monday, killing one civilian and wounding 15 people, officials said. | Video

Afghan talks agree on reopening Taliban political office

AL-KHOR, Qatar/PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Representatives at preliminary talks aiming to end Afghanistan's long war have agreed that Taliban insurgents should open a political office for negotiations, but disagreement over foreign troops is still hampering prospects for a ceasefire.

World, 04 May 2015

Taliban, Afghan figures talk ceasefire but fail to agree

AL-KHOR, Qatar/PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Taliban representatives met with Afghan political figures for a second day in Qatar on Sunday, and one participant said the two sides discussed a possible ceasefire but ultimately disagreed over the continued presence of U.S. troops in the country.

World, 03 May 2015

Afghan court shows video of mob lynching woman in Kabul

KABUL - Video of a crowd killing an Afghan woman accused of burning pages from a Koran was shown in court on Sunday in the trial of nearly 50 people over a lynching that prompted outrage and protests in Kabul. | Video

World, 03 May 2015

Afghan court shows video of mob lynching woman in Kabul

KABUL - Video of a mob killing an Afghan woman accused of burning pages from a Koran was shown in court on Sunday in the trial of nearly 50 people over a lynching that prompted outrage and unprecedented protests in Kabul.

World, 03 May 2015

Qatar says hosting dialogue with Taliban, Afghan officials

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar said on Saturday it was hosting a dialogue this weekend between Afghan officials and representatives of the Taliban insurgents on ways to end the country's long war.

World, 02 May 2015

Dozens tried for mob killing of Afghan woman that sparked outcry

KABUL - Dozens of Afghan men including several policemen faced trial on Saturday over the mob killing in Kabul of a 27-year-old woman accused of burning a Koran, a lynching that prompted unprecedented protests.

World, 02 May 2015

Afghan delegation to meet with Taliban in Qatar: officials

KABUL - An Afghan delegation is heading to Qatar for "open discussions" with representatives of Taliban insurgents over the next few days aimed at ending Afghanistan's long war, an official said on Friday.

World, 01 May 2015

Afghanistan fighting season could kill record number of civilians: aid agencies

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fighting in Afghanistan this year could kill and injure a record number of civilians and force a growing number of people from their homes, aid agencies said on Thursday.

30 Apr 2015

Afghan forces struggle to drive back Taliban from besieged city

KUNDUZ CITY, Afghanistan - The Afghan army and police on Thursday failed to expel Taliban fighters from the outskirts of a besieged provincial capital as a seventh day of fierce fighting put pressure on national forces struggling largely without U.S. military backup.

World, 30 Apr 2015