Afghanistan

Efforts to revive Afghan peace talks continue in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD Representatives from Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United States and China met in Islamabad on Saturday to continue work on a roadmap for peace talks with Taliban insurgents who have ramped up their violent campaign against the government in Kabul.

Pentagon releases photos tied to Afghan, Iraq detainee abuse

WASHINGTON The Pentagon on Friday released 198 photographs linked to allegations of abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them showing close-ups of cuts and bruises to arms and legs of prisoners held in U.S. facilities.

World, Iraq 05 Feb 2016

Senate panel approves Obama's pick to lead forces in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON A Senate committee approved on Thursday President Barack Obama's pick to lead U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan.

Election 2016, Politics, U.S., 04 Feb 2016

Afghanistan's Abdullah expects talks with Taliban in months

NEW DELHI Afghanistan expects to restart peace talks with the Taliban within six months, chief executive Abdullah Abdullah said on Thursday, pinning hopes on factions within the Islamist militant group he said might be ready to give up violence.

World, 04 Feb 2016

Afghanistan needs long-term U.S. commitment: General Campbell

WASHINGTON The United States must make a long-term commitment to Afghanistan to stop security there from worsening and prevent attacks on the West by militants based there, the outgoing commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan said on Tuesday.

World, 02 Feb 2016

NATO strikes Islamic State radio station in Afghanistan, as U.S. ups campaign

KABUL Coalition aircraft struck Islamic State's new radio station in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar late on Monday, part of NATO's escalating campaign to stop the ultra-radical Islamist movement taking root in the country.

World, 02 Feb 2016

Messi to meet young Afghan famed for shirt made from plastic bag

KABUL Barcelona star Lionel Messi will meet an Afghan boy who gained Internet fame after a touching series of photographs went viral, showing him playing in a shirt improvised from a plastic bag and bearing the name and playing number of his hero. | Video

Sports, 02 Feb 2016

Germany offers Afghanistan help to take back migrants

KABUL German Interior Minister Thomas De Maiziere promised Afghanistan financial help to help reintegrate returned migrants during a visit to Kabul on Monday overshadowed by the latest in a series of deadly suicide bomb attacks.

World, 01 Feb 2016

Afghan suicide bomb kills 10, wounds 20: deputy minister

KABUL Ten people were killed and 20 wounded, most of them civilians in Monday's suicide bomb attack outside a police station in a busy area of western Kabul, Afghan Deputy Interior Minister Ayub Salangi said in a Twitter post.

World, 01 Feb 2016

Afghanistan fails to improve human rights: watchdog

KABUL Afghanistan has failed to remedy a series of chronic human rights abuses ranging from the torture of prisoners by security forces to brutal mistreatment of women, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Wednesday.

World, 27 Jan 2016