Gulf Times - Afghanistan
Rockets hit Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan

Rockets hit Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan

At least three rockets struck Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan overnight, an official told AFP on Sunday, as the Taliban pressed on with their sweeping offensive across the country.

Foreign Minister meets US Special Rep for Peace in Afghanistan

Foreign Minister meets US Special Rep for Peace in Afghanistan

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met on Monday with the US Special Representative for Peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, who is currently visiting the country.

UAE bans entry from Indonesia, Afghanistan

UAE bans entry from Indonesia, Afghanistan

The UAE will ban entry for travelers coming from Indonesia and Afghanistan as of July 11, except for transit flights heading to both countries, the official news agency WAM reported on Saturday.

Afghan president replaces two top ministers, army chief as violence grows

Afghan president replaces two top ministers, army chief as violence grows

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has replaced his defence and interior ministers and the army chief of staff amid rising casualties among Afghanistan's security forces in sharply increased fighting with the Taliban.

Five Afghan polio vaccinators shot dead

Five Afghan polio vaccinators shot dead

At least five polio workers were shot dead in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said, in the latest attack on vaccinators in one of the last places on earth where the disease still exists.

Gunmen kill 10 mine-clearing workers in Afghanistan

Gunmen kill 10 mine-clearing workers in Afghanistan

Masked gunmen killed 10 people working for the HALO Trust mine-clearing organisation in northern Afghanistan, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

Eleven killed as roadside bomb hits Afghan bus

Eleven killed as roadside bomb hits Afghan bus

At least 11 civilians including four women and three children were killed when a roadside bomb struck a bus in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, in the latest attack targeting passenger vehicles in the violence-wracked country.

Afghan ceasefire calm shattered as 12 die in mosque blast

Afghan ceasefire calm shattered as 12 die in mosque blast

At least 12 people were killed in a mosque blast on the outskirts of the Afghan capital on Friday, shattering the relative calm of a holiday ceasefire between the warring Taliban and government forces.

Eleven killed as bomb blows up a bus in Afghanistan

Eleven killed as bomb blows up a bus in Afghanistan

A bomb has blown up a bus in Afghanistan killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens, officials said on Monday, the latest in a series of deadly blasts that has come as foreign forces withdraw.

Qatar condemns Afghan school explosion

Qatar condemns Afghan school explosion

Qatar expressed Saturday its strong condemnation and denunciation of an explosion that targeted a school in the Afghan capital Kabul and caused deaths and injuries.

30 killed, 52 wounded in blast near Afghan girls' school

30 killed, 52 wounded in blast near Afghan girls' school

A blast outside a girls' school in an area of the Afghan capital populated largely by the Shiite Hazara community killed at least 30 people and wounded scores including students Saturday, officials said.

Rocket hits Afghan government compound during ceremony, 16 children wounded

Rocket hits Afghan government compound during ceremony, 16 children wounded

A rocket hit the provincial governor's compound in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province on Monday during a religious ceremony, wounding at least 16 children, local officials said, blaming Taliban insurgents.