Afghanistan

Taliban bomb Afghan army vehicles in Kabul, seven dead

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KABUL - Two Taliban suicide bombers carried out separate attacks on Afghan army vehicles in Kabul on Wednesday, killing seven people and injuring 19, the government said, a day after Afghanistan signed security deals with NATO and the United States.

Afghanistan is worst country for older people: index

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Afghanistan is the worst country to live in as an older person, an annual index on the wellbeing of the elderly showed on Wednesday.

30 Sep 2014

U.S. signs pact to keep troops in Afghanistan past 2014

KABUL - Officials from Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement to allow American troops to stay in the country after the end of the year, filling a campaign promise by new President Ashraf Ghani.

World, 30 Sep 2014

Northern Afghans threaten to rebel if power-sharing deal fails

PANJSHIR Afghanistan - Afghans in a strategically important province north of the capital have threatened to rebel if the country's new president does not respect an agreement to share power with their chosen leader, Abdullah Abdullah.

World, 30 Sep 2014

Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence

KABUL - Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test. | Video

World, 29 Sep 2014

Afghanistan to sign U.S. security agreement on Tuesday

KABUL - Afghanistan will on Tuesday sign a crucial security agreement allowing the United States to leave a small contingent of troops in the country beyond this year, U.S. officials said.

World, 29 Sep 2014

U.S. may keep secret prisoners in custody after Afghan war exit

KABUL - The fate of a group of prisoners held in near-total secrecy by U.S. forces at a prison in Afghanistan is hanging in limbo, the facility's commander said, as Washington gropes for options after its legal right to hold them there expires in December.

World, 29 Sep 2014

Blast near airport in Afghan capital, some casualties - Reuters witness

KABUL - A suicide bomber attacked a security checkpoint near the airport in Afghanistan's capital on Monday, minutes before new President Ashraf Ghani was sworn in, a member of the security forces said.

World, 29 Sep 2014

Historic, anxious handover as Afghanistan swears in new leader

KABUL - Afghanistan inaugurates its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test.

World 28 Sep 2014

Military vehicle bombed in Afghan capital day before presidential swearing-in

KABUL - A bomb hit a military vehicle in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital on Sunday, wounding one person a day before the inauguration of a new president expected to be attended by foreign dignitaries.

World, 28 Sep 2014