Gulf Times - Afghanistan
More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents: UN

More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents: UN

Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, a UN report released Wednesday revealed.

Afghan women go online to set #myredline for peace

Afghan women go online to set #myredline for peace

Kobra Samim, who rides for Afghanistan's national cycling team, wrote on Facebook that women's participation in sport is her ‘red line’ as the US tries to forge a peace deal with the Taliban.

Afghan communications ministry attacked, seven killed

Afghan communications ministry attacked, seven killed

At least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday

Two girls' schools destroyed in western Afghanistan

Two girls' schools destroyed in western Afghanistan

Two girls' schools have been destroyed in Afghanistan's western province of Farah, officials said on Tuesday.

Taliban kill 12 Afghan security forces in western Afghanistan

Taliban kill 12 Afghan security forces in western Afghanistan

Taliban fighters have killed 12 security forces in the last 48 hours in clashes in Afghanistan's western province of Badghis, the defence ministry said Monday.

Double blast kills three people, injures 20 in east Afghanistan

Double blast kills three people, injures 20 in east Afghanistan

Twin explosions on Saturday in the eastern Afghanistan city of Jalalabad killed three people and injured 20 others, local officials said.

At least 19 killed by Taliban attacks in Afghanistan

At least 19 killed by Taliban attacks in Afghanistan

At least 19 security forces were killed in a series of Taliban attacks in the provinces Badghis and Sar-e Pul, officials said on Monday.

Afghan vice president narrowly escapes death for a second time

Afghan vice president narrowly escapes death for a second time

Afghanistan's vice president, Abdul Rashid Dostum, escaped unhurt from an attack that killed one of his bodyguards on Saturday, dodging death for the second time since returning from exile last year.

Taliban kill nine police in checkpoint assault

Taliban kill nine police in checkpoint assault

Nine Afghan policemen were killed when Taliban fighters stormed their checkpoints and launched a follow-up ambush in the eastern Afghanistan city of Ghazni, officials said Saturday.

Afghanistan floods kill 17, worsen already desperate situation

Afghanistan floods kill 17, worsen already desperate situation

Heavy rains caused flash floods in western Afghanistan that killed at least 17 people, destroying homes and sweeping through makeshift shelters that housed displaced families, a government official said ...

Air strike kills 13 civilians, mostly children, in Afghanistan

Air strike kills 13 civilians, mostly children, in Afghanistan

At least 13 civilians were killed, mostly children, in an air strike by "international forces" in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz late last week, the United Nations said Monday.

Two blasts kill 4 at Afghan stadium celebration

Two blasts kill 4 at Afghan stadium celebration

Two explosions went off at a celebration in a stadium in the Afghan city of Lashkar Gah on Saturday, killing four people and wounding 31, government officials said.