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Bombing of Afghan govt bus condemned

Bombing of Afghan govt bus condemned

Qatar has strongly condemned the explosion which targeted a government bus in the Afghan capital Kabul, causing deaths and injuries.

Afghan vice president survives three Taliban ambushes

Afghan vice president survives three Taliban ambushes

Afghan Vice President General Abdul Rasheed Dostum escaped three ambushes by Taliban militants on his way to his home village late on Saturday, officials said.

At least 27 killed in attacks across three Afghan provinces

At least 27 killed in attacks across three Afghan provinces

At least 27 people were killed in a series of Taliban attacks and explosions across the Afghan provinces of Faryab, Helmand and Kandahar, officials said Sunday.

Gunfight erupts in north Afghan city over police chief's appointment

Gunfight erupts in north Afghan city over police chief's appointment

A gunbattle erupted on Thursday between Afghan forces and supporters of a powerful politician in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif who rejected the appointment of a new provincial police chief ...

FM reviews Afghan peace process

FM reviews Afghan peace process

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani met the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad ...

UN appeals for $50m to assist some 3.8 million Afghan children

UN appeals for $50m to assist some 3.8 million Afghan children

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday launched a 50-million-dollar aid appeal to assist a total of 6.3 million people, including some 3.8 million children in Afghanistan.

'Breakthrough' in Afghan peace talks in Qatar

'Breakthrough' in Afghan peace talks in Qatar

Taliban officials said US negotiators on Saturday agreed a draft peace deal stipulating the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan within 18 months of the agreement being signed.

At least 20 Afghan civilians killed in airstrike: local officials

At least 20 Afghan civilians killed in airstrike: local officials

At least 20 Afghan civilians, including 12 children, were killed in an airstrike targeting a Taliban commander in the eastern province of Kunar late on Friday, local officials said.

11 security personnel dead across two Afghan provinces

11 security personnel dead across two Afghan provinces

At least 11 police and Afghan national army officers have been killed in fresh Taliban attacks, officials said Wednesday.

Afghan ‘Messi boy’ forced to flee home

Afghan ‘Messi boy’ forced to flee home

The family of an Afghan boy who gained brief Internet fame after being photographed in a shirt improvised from a plastic bag in the colours of his hero, Argentine soccer idol Lionel Messi ...

Afghan election commission rejects Kabul vote invalidation

Afghan election commission rejects Kabul vote invalidation

The Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday announced that it rejects the earlier declaration by the country's electoral complaints commission invalidating all votes cast in Kabul ...

Suicide bomber kills six near police checkpoint in Afghan capital

Suicide bomber kills six near police checkpoint in Afghan capital

A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least six people near a police checkpoint, including policemen ...