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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 ...

Afghan army helicopter crashes, killing 25 on board: officials

Afghan army helicopter crashes, killing 25 on board: officials

An Afghan army helicopter carrying 25 people crashed in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing all those on board, officials said.

At least 14 killed in bomb attack on Afghan election rally

At least 14 killed in bomb attack on Afghan election rally

A motorcycle carrying explosives blew up among supporters of an Afghan election candidate on Saturday, killing at least 14 people, officials said, in the latest attack on a political rally.

Afghan forces, Taliban battle for control of highways in Ghazni province

Afghan forces, Taliban battle for control of highways in Ghazni province

Heavily armed Taliban fighters destroyed bridges near the central city of Ghazni on Saturday, closing the main highway between the capital Kabul and southern Afghanistan, officials said.

Afghan military helicopter crashes, kills all five aboard

Afghan military helicopter crashes, kills all five aboard

A helicopter carrying security forces crashed in western Afghanistan, killing all five people on board, including the pilot, officials said on Saturday, but ruled out a militant attack.

7 wounded in Paris knife attack, including UK tourists

7 wounded in Paris knife attack, including UK tourists

Four of the victims were in a critical condition, police said, after the man brandishing a large blade and and iron bar went on the rampage in Paris.