An asylum seeker claiming to be from Afghanistan was sentenced to life in jail in Germany on Thursday for the rape and murder of a student that stoked public fears and a backlash against a mass influx of migrants.
A bomb planted on a motobike exploded in Afghanistan on Monday outside a political rally being held by a veteran insurgent commander who made peace with the government last year ...
A suicide attacker blew up a bomb-laden vehicle in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least two civilians and wounding several others, an Afghan official said.
"There is interest that we've picked up from the Taliban side," US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters before landing in Kabul, saying the signs dated back several months.
Naser Mehri, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said a large group of fighters had captured the centre of Anar Dara district on Sunday night after hours of fighting.
The third suicide attack in the city in a fortnight comes as the Taliban face growing pressure to take up the Afghan government's recent offer of peace talks.
Afghan officials said that, in addition to the one child who was killed, 22 other civilians were injured in the attack that happened on one of the largest traffic arteries through the Afghan capital, Jalalabad Road.
A German national has been arrested with the Taliban in Afghanistan's insurgency-racked Helmand province, officials told AFP late Wednesday, a rare example of a European among the insurgents.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday unveiled a plan to open peace talks with the Taliban, including eventually recognising them as a political party, days after the militants called for direct negotiations with the US.
Taliban militants have killed five policemen during an attack on a checkpoint at the border of the southern Afghan provinces of Kandahar and Oruzgan, an official said on Wednesday.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of Taliban insurgents as a legitimate political group on Wednesday as part of a proposed political process that could lead to talks ...