Afghanistan

Taliban stop cars, kill passengers in central Afghanistan

KABUL - Taliban insurgents intercepted two minibuses traveling through central Afghanistan and killed at least 14 passengers overnight, officials said on Friday.

Afghan vote recount moves at snail's pace, rival sides far apart

KABUL - The dusty ballot box from the disputed Afghan presidential election was supposed to contain 550 votes. When auditors cut the seal they found barely 30 votes inside.

World, United Nations 24 Jul 2014

Two Finnish aid workers killed in western Afghanistan

KABUL - Two Finnish aid workers with an international Christian organization were shot dead on Thursday in Afghanistan's western city of Herat, officials said.

World, 24 Jul 2014

Two Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan: ministry

HELSINKI - Two Finnish aid workers have been killed in Afghanistan, Finland's foreign ministry said on Thursday.

World, 24 Jul 2014

Pakistan officials say al Qaeda trainer, not Taliban militant, arrested

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan security officials said on Thursday they had arrested a top militant near the Afghan border but not a Pakistani Taliban leader who colleagues had identified last week as a man who once tried to blow up former president Pervez Musharraf.

World, 24 Jul 2014

Three foreign advisers killed near Kabul airport

KABUL - A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself on Tuesday outside Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter, police said. | Video

World, 22 Jul 2014

China will not fill U.S. void in Afghanistan: official

BEIJING - China does not seek to fill a void left in Afghanistan by the withdrawal of U.S. troops but will play a "huge" commercial role in helping rebuild the country, a newly appointed Chinese special envoy said on Monday.

World, China, 21 Jul 2014

Afghanistan worried about safety of its airspace after Ukraine crash

KABUL - As flying over conflict zones comes under scrutiny following the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine, Afghanistan, one of the world's most dangerous places, is worried airlines might once again opt to avoid its airspace.

China appoints special envoy for Afghanistan

BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it had appointed a special envoy for Afghanistan, underscoring Beijing's concerns that the withdrawal of NATO troops will leave a hotbed of militancy on its doorstep.

World, China, 18 Jul 2014

Militants killed after audacious attack on Kabul airport

KABUL - Militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday in one of the most audacious assaults on the facility, used by both civilians and the military, in a year. | Video

World, 17 Jul 2014