Afghans revolted as husband cuts off wife’s nose

Kabul - A photograph of an Afghan woman whose nose was sliced off by her husband in a fit of rage has sparked online...

Afghanistan to hold delayed parliamentary polls on October 15

Kabul - Afghanistan will hold its delayed parliamentary elections on October 15, the top polling official said Monday, after last June's deadline to choose...

Four-nation meeting in Kabul seeks to revive Taliban talks

Kabul - A second round of four-country talks aimed at reviving peace negotiations with the Taliban was held in Kabul Monday, even as the...

IS claims deadly attack on Pakistan consulate in Afghan city

Jalalabad (Afghanistan) - Islamic State jihadists Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly gun and bomb siege targeting the Pakistani consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city,...

Taliban suicide bomber hits French restaurant in Kabul

Kabul - A Taliban suicide car bomber struck a French restaurant popular with foreigners in Kabul Friday, killing two people in a New Year's...

2016: World welcomes New Year despite terror fears

New York - Millions welcomed in the New Year with Champagne and cheers Friday, although tightened security put a damper on festivities in Europe...

Taliban deny talks with Russia on IS in Afghanistan

Kabul - The Taliban have denied they held talks with Russia about countering the spread of Islamic State in Afghanistan, and dismissed the influence...

Scores injured as powerful quake jolts Afghanistan, Pakistan

Kabul - A 6.3-magnitude earthquake centred in the Hindu Kush jolted Afghanistan and Pakistan, damaging homes and leaving dozens of people injured just two...

Afghan president revokes land deal with convicted banker

Kabul - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has halted a controversial real estate deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars with a banker currently in...

Fierce clashes between rival Afghan Taliban factions: officials

Kandahar (Afghanistan) - Fierce clashes have erupted between two rival Taliban groups in southern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, reportedly leaving dozens dead in the...

Fears of Afghan woman who secretly filmed Taliban on bus

Kabul - Halfway through the journey home to Kabul, a Taliban militant stopped a bus, boarded, and began making a speech so extraordinary that...

Islamic State (IS) gaining ground in Afghanistan: UN

United Nations (United States) - The Islamic State group is making inroads in Afghanistan, winning over a growing number of sympathizers and recruiting followers...

Afghanistan’s Ghani condemns Pakistan air base attack

Islamabad - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday condemned last week's deadly attack on a Pakistani air force base and said Afghanistan will never...

Taliban say Omar death covered up to wait out NATO drawdown

Kabul - The Taliban Monday admitted covering up the death of longtime leader Mullah Omar for two years, saying they had wanted to keep...

Afghan forces retake key district centre from Taliban

Kandahar (Afghanistan) - Afghan forces backed by NATO air attacks Sunday drove the Taliban out of a district centre in southern Afghanistan, days after...

British Library rejects Taliban trove fearing terror laws

Paris - Academics have criticised the British government for creating a "climate of fear" after the national library declined to store the world's biggest...

IS struggle to make progress in Taliban bastion Afghanistan

Khogyani (Afghanistan) - The Islamic State group had ambitious plans for Afghanistan, but Taliban resistance, US drone strikes, and a society less scarred by...

Two NATO soldiers killed in Afghan ‘insider attack’: coalition

Kabul - Gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms shot dead two NATO soldiers on a base in the country's south on Wednesday, the coalition said,...

US puts brother of Haqqani network on terror list

Washington - The United States has named the brother of the head of the extremist Haqqani Network a "specially designated global terrorist," the State...

Pentagon revives probe into killing of Afghan civilians

Washington - The Pentagon has resumed an investigation into allegations that US special forces were complicit in the torture and killings of Afghan civilians...