World Oct 073.7 million Afghan children don’t attend school, according to World Bank report
Nearly half of war-torn Afghanistan's 18,000 schools lack proper buildings and an estimated 3.7 million school-aged children are still out of school, the World Bank says.
Health Jun 02Intentional Rescue Committee says lack of virus tests pushes Afghanistan toward crisis
The International Rescue Committee has warned that Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster because the government is unable to test at least 80% of possible coronavirus cases.
World May 19Civilian casualties rising in Afghanistan, says UN
The United Nations on Tuesday called for an immediate reduction of violence in Afghanistan, warning that civilian casualties at the hands of both the Taliban and Afghan security forces are increasing.
World May 17Afghan president and rival announce power-sharing agreement
The political deal would see Ghani remain president of the war-torn nation, tweeted his spokesman Sediq Sediqqi. The deal also calls for Abdullah to lead the country's National Reconciliation High Council, and he will be able to appoint half of…
World May 12Death toll from attack on Kabul maternity clinic rises to 24
Militants had stormed the hospital Tuesday, setting off an hours-long shootout with police.
Politics Mar 23U.S. slashes aid to Afghanistan after Pompeo trip to Kabul
The announcement came from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday after he made an unannounced visit to Kabul to meet with Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah.
World Mar 23Pompeo leaves Kabul with no word on political power-sharing deal
Since the signing of the deal, the peace process has stalled amid political turmoil in Afghanistan, with the country's leaders squabbling over who was elected president.
World Mar 10U.S. starts troop pullout, seeks end to Afghan leaders’ feud
Ashraf Ghani and his main political rival, Abdullah Abdullah, were each sworn in as president in separate ceremonies Monday.
World Mar 09Dueling Afghan leaders hold simultaneous inauguration ceremonies for themselves
The rival leaders were each sworn in as president in separate ceremonies on Monday, throwing plans for negotiations with the Taliban into chaos and creating a dilemma for the United States as it figures out how to move its peace…
World Feb 22UN: 100,000 civilians casualties in Afghanistan in 10 years
A United Nations report says Afghanistan passed a grim milestone with more than 100,000 civilians killed or hurt in the last 10 years since the international body began documenting casualties in a war that has raged for 18 years.