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Afghanistan: Car bomb explosion kills seven in Kabul

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the interior ministry, said a suicide bomber driving a van targeted an armoured vehicle that belonged to GardaWorld, a Canadian security company that saw four of its staff wounded in the attack.

Captives or defectors? Taliban fighters tell conflicting tales

The Afghan military says these Taliban fighters quit to try to save their lives after Afghan forces retook three districts from the Taliban during desperate, pitched battles in the northeastern province of Badakhshan in September.


Islamic State group attempted suicide attack in India last year: US official

The Khorasan group of the ISIS or the ISIS-K, which operates in south Asia, last year attempted a suicide attack in India, a top American official has told lawmakers.

Afghan village of 70 families faces ruin with mosque massacre

A bomber killed at least 73 people in a village of just 70 families, a brutal blow in one area of the country’s east where life feels like a slow death.

Afghans demanded a fair election. They could be waiting a while for results.

The critical question of whether Afghanistan will have an acceptable election or face yet another political crisis rests on a technically complicated process of tallying votes, playing out against an environment of mistrust that deepens as time passes.

Afghan town’s first female mayor awaits her assassination

Ghafari is well aware that she is on the front lines of the struggle for women’s rights in Afghanistan, at a time when recent U.S. peace talks with the Taliban have Afghans thinking about what might happen if the ultraconservative insurgents ever take part in running the country again.


India-born chief of Qaeda arm killed in US-Afghan raid

In 2013, Umar delivered the first exhortations specifically targeting Muslims in India - the first of its kind in global jihadist writing. He invoked anti-Muslim communal violence in India, saying “the Red Fort in front of the mosque cries tears of blood at your slavery and mass killing at the hands of the Hindus”.

Taliban free 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 of its leaders

However, there was no official confirmation from India on the release or identity of the engineers, who are reported to have been working for KEC, a global infrastructure engineering, procurement and construction company of RPG Enterprises.

Afghan Taliban frees three Indian engineers in exchange for 11 militants: Report

Seven Indian engineers working for a power plant in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan Province were kidnapped in May 2018. One of the hostages was released in March, but the fate of the others remained unknown.

Afghan town’s first female mayor awaits her assassination

Ghafari, who at the age of 26 became one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors, has said that she fully expects to be assassinated. The town is in a particularly conservative province, where support for the Taliban is widespread.

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In war-torn Kabul, library-on-wheels offers free reading to children

This library-on-wheels is an effort to inculcate reading habits in children of Afghanistan, which suffers from low literacy rate and conflict between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

Refugee women find relief in Greece soccer

The United Nations Refugee Agency, known as the UNHCR, says there were 76,100 pending asylum claims in Greece at the end of 2018, in a report prepared for World Refugee Day on Thursday.


Afghanistan's youth wary of future with Taliban

Afghanistan has a strikingly young population, with more than 60 percent of its 35 million people under the age of 25, and half under the age of 15, according to the UN population agency

India will not forget or turn away from Afghanistan: PM Modi at Salma Dam's inauguration

PM Narendra Modi's visit takes Indo-Afghanistan relations a step further as he inaugurates the Salma Dam in Herat province.

Afghanistan seal historic win over West Indies, Chris Gayle celebrates with the winners

West Indies lost to Afghanistan by six runs in their final Super 10 stage match on Sunday.

South Africa vs Afghanistan: AB de Villiers show leads South Africa to win over Afghanistan

Afghanistan give South Africa a score but Protea bowlers defended 209 to give their team first win WT20 2016.


ICC World T20: Tillakaratne Dilshan guides Sri Lanka to six-wicket win over Afghanistan

Sri Lanka, riding high on Dilshan's unbeaten 83, beat Afghanistan by six wickets at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

Women rights activists face threat in Afghanistan: Amnesty

Amnesty International says the activists, who are working to improve the human rights situation in their country, face increased violence, including sexual assault and assassinations.

Dominant New Zealand breeze past Afghanistan

New Zealand stomped Afghanistan to take their World Cup 2015 record to 5-0 and moved 4 points clear of Sri Lanka.

Australia back to dominating ways

Australia thumped Afghanistan in the most one-sided match of the World Cup.

Afghanistan Videos

Salma Dam Reservoir That Modi Inaugurated In Herat

“Together, we built this,” says Sufi Zafran, leader of the 12 villages which gave their lands to the Salma Dam, his face aged by a life spent making war in the searing heat and pitiless winters. Invisible, in the mountains above, stands the army of Haji Saeed Wali, a dam site truck driver turned bandit […]

Congress co-relates PM Modi’s Pak visit with Pathankot attack

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijay Singh reacted on the recent Pathankot attack and said that considering America’s interest, it is reflected that America is involved in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit from Afghanistan to Pakistan. Taking account of the Pathankot attack, Singh said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) should investigate the matter.