World Oct 20Chaotic Afghan parliamentary polls draw to a close
Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections, already three years overdue, ended as chaotically as they began with even the Independent Election Commission uncertain of how many of the estimated 21,000 polling stations closed by 4 p.m. local time, the original closing time.
World Aug 20Afghan forces free most hostages taken in new Taliban attack
Afghan forces rescued nearly 150 people Monday, including women and children, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them. The quick response marked a rare if limited battlefield success for the troops after weeks of unrelenting…
World Jun 17Suicide bomber targets Afghans celebrating truce, killing 18
The bomber on Saturday targeted a gathering of Taliban fighters who were celebrating a three-day truce coinciding with the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
World Jun 09Taliban announce cease-fire over Eid holiday for 1st time
The Afghan Taliban announced a three-day cease-fire over the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a first for the group, following an earlier cease-fire announcement by the government.
World Apr 30Double suicide bombing in Afghanistan kills 25 people, including 9 journalists
The attack was the latest in a relentless string of deadly large-scale bombings and assaults that have struck Kabul and elsewhere in Afghanistan so far this year.
World Apr 22Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital
A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 57 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.
World Apr 17Former Afghan President: Massive U.S. bomb was an ‘atrocity’
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday that the U.S. is using Afghanistan as a weapons testing ground, calling the recent use of the largest-ever non-nuclear bomb "an immense atrocity against the Afghan people."…
World Feb 07Suicide bomber strikes Afghan Supreme Court, killing 19
A suicide bomber struck an entrance to Afghanistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday, killing at least 19 people in the latest in a series of attacks on the country's judiciary.