Gulf Times - Afghanistan
 US general wounded in last week's Afghan insider attack

US general wounded in last week's Afghan insider attack

A US army general was among those injured in a Taliban attack on top US and Afghan security chiefs inside a highly secure compound last week in Kandahar province, a military spokesman confirmed.

Afghan polling centres plagued by problems as casualties surge

Afghan polling centres plagued by problems as casualties surge

Problems plagued hundreds of Afghan polling centres Sunday in the shambolic legislative election's second day of voting, fuelling criticism of organisers and eroding hopes for credible results after a ballot marred by deadly violence.

Afghans vote amid chaos, corruption and Taliban threats

Afghans vote amid chaos, corruption and Taliban threats

Afghans voted on Saturday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by chaotic organisation, allegations of corruption and violence that has forced a postponement of the vote in the strategic southern province of Kandahar.

Multiple blasts rock Kabul polling stations

Multiple blasts rock Kabul polling stations

Multiple explosions rocked polling centres across Kabul on Saturday, as voters cast their ballots in long-delayed legislative elections.

Foreign soldiers wounded, civilians killed in Afghan suicide attack

Foreign soldiers wounded, civilians killed in Afghan suicide attack

A suicide bomber killed two Afghan civilians and wounded at least three foreign soldiers and two other civilians in an attack near the largest US military base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, government officials said.

Bomb kills Afghan election candidate, wounds seven: officials

Bomb kills Afghan election candidate, wounds seven: officials

A bomb placed under a sofa killed an Afghan election candidate on Wednesday, officials said, as deadly violence escalates ahead of the October 20 parliamentary ballot.

18 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attacks

18 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attacks

At least 18 soldiers were killed in Taliban raids on two military posts in western Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, as militants step up attacks ahead of parliamentary elections.

Taliban vow to attack Afghan security forces during elections

Taliban vow to attack Afghan security forces during elections

The Taliban on Monday vowed to target government security forces in upcoming parliamentary elections, as US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with Afghan leaders to discuss ways to end the 17-year war.

US peace envoy arrives in Kabul as Taliban ramp up attacks

US peace envoy arrives in Kabul as Taliban ramp up attacks

Senior US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has arrived in Kabul for talks with Afghan leaders, an official said Sunday, in his first trip to the Afghan capital since being appointed to lead peace efforts with the Taliban.

Taliban kill at least 10 police in central Afghanistan

Taliban kill at least 10 police in central Afghanistan

At least 10 policemen were killed in clashes with Taliban fighters in the central Afghan province of Wardak, officials said on Sunday, amid fighting to wrest control of arterial highways a day after Taliban fighters blew up bridges.

QRCS launches 'Little Hearts' project in Afghanistan

QRCS launches 'Little Hearts' project in Afghanistan

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) signed yesterday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) to launch the 13th edition of the 'Little Hearts' programme.

Suicide bomber in Afghanistan kills seven at election rally

Suicide bomber in Afghanistan kills seven at election rally

A suicide bomber blew himself up at an election rally in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, killing at least seven people and wounding 25, officials said ...