Gulf Times - Afghanistan
Gunmen kill head of Japan aid agency, 5 others in east Afghanistan

Gunmen kill head of Japan aid agency, 5 others in east Afghanistan

Gunmen killed six people, including the head of a Japanese aid agency, on Wednesday in an attack on their vehicle in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.

QRCS launches phase 2 of educational aid distribution in Afghanistan

QRCS launches phase 2 of educational aid distribution in Afghanistan

The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Afghanistan has launched Phase 2 of a project to support education in remote and poor provinces of the country ...

Qatar reiterates support for peace efforts in Afghanistan

Qatar reiterates support for peace efforts in Afghanistan

Qatar has renewed its support for all international efforts to support peace, security, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan, expressing its belief in the peaceful and political settlement of crises ...

US confirms freed Taliban hostages on German soil

US confirms freed Taliban hostages on German soil

Two Western hostages held for three years by the Taliban in Afghanistan landed in Germany Thursday after a prisoner exchange two days earlier, a US diplomat confirmed.

Two US service members killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Two US service members killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Two United States service members were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the US military said in a statement.

Afghanistan's president claims victory over Islamic State

Afghanistan's president claims victory over Islamic State

Security forces have ‘obliterated’ Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday, hours after a prisoner swap with Taliban insurgents raised hopes of a lull in violence in the country.

At least seven killed in Kabul car bomb blast

At least seven killed in Kabul car bomb blast

At least seven people were killed and ten wounded, including four foreigners, when a minivan packed with explosives detonated during Kabul's morning rush hour Wednesday, an interior ministry spokesman said.

Afghanistan to swap Taliban militants for American, Australian captives

Afghanistan to swap Taliban militants for American, Australian captives

Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016 ...

Roadside bomb kills five schoolchildren in Afghanistan

Roadside bomb kills five schoolchildren in Afghanistan

At least five children were killed on Saturday when a roadside bomb exploded as they were on their way to school in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province, officials said.

QRCS launches second phase of Afghan edu project

QRCS launches second phase of Afghan edu project

The representative mission of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Afghanistan has launched Phase 2 of a project to back education in remote areas.

No Syria-type pullout planned for Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

No Syria-type pullout planned for Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

Afghans should not misconstrue America's sudden, contentious and near-total withdrawal from parts of Syria as a precursor to a similar move in Afghanistan, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday.

At least 62 killed in Afghan mosque blast

At least 62 killed in Afghan mosque blast

At least 62 people were killed by a blast inside an Afghan mosque during Friday prayers, according to officials, a day after the United Nations said violence in the country had reached "unacceptable" levels.