Afghanistan

High-flying Afghanistan war veteran, 50, ‘who could’ve been a general’ sues MoD for £1.5m over career-ending injury sustained in sniper rifle training Catherine Braddick-Hughes, 50,...

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was sworn in for a second term on Monday but his main rival for the top job refused to recognize the inauguration, holding his own swearing-in ceremony...

Former Afghan president hopes for an intra-Afghan dialogue in which the Afghan government is present. US officials and Taliban representatives have wrapped up their longest round of talks – lasting...

KABUL/DOHA (Reuters) – Millions of Afghans are anticipating that America’s longest war fought in their country will end on Saturday as U.S. and Taliban negotiators are expected to sign a deal...

In Afghanistan, local militias form to fight ISIL members hiding out in the rugged east. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group has been increasing its activities in...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Tuesday confirmed that the Afghan government has agreed to postpone its presidential inauguration, amid an election feud in which both Afghan...

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A short drive from the heavily secured five-star Islamabad hotel where international VIPs will discuss the future of Afghan refugees on Monday, 20-year old Ahmed Khan Younis...

KABUL (Reuters) – U.S. and Afghan forces came under attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said in Kabul, as they launched investigations into what the New York Times described as a...

Relatives of a slain American soldier have won a skirmish in their attempt to collect on a US$134-million wrongful-death award against former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr. In a pre-trial decision...

Footage has emerged showing the burning wreckage of an alleged US military plane that crashed in Taliban-controlled territory in Afghanistan. In the video, the destroyed jet bears the logos of the US...

Afghanistan’s election commission said the president has won a second term, earning 50.64 per cent of a preliminary vote count announced Sunday, but his opponents can still challenge the results. The...

Two U.S. service members were killed on Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said without providing more details. The statement said the cause of the crash is under...

KABUL (Reuters) – Multiple explosions at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan collapsed the roof on worshippers during Friday prayers, killing at least 62 and wounding more than 100, officials said. Attaullah...

KABUL (Reuters) – Tight security ensured Afghanistan’s presidential election was held on Saturday in relative calm, though several small attacks, low turnout and complaints about the voting...

JALALABAD/KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide bomber and gunmen wounded at least nine people, including a child and a woman, in an attack on a government building in eastern Afghan on Wednesday, officials...

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan security forces, backed by U.S. air strikes, killed two of the movement’s shadow provincial governors on Sunday, as fighting stepped up in the wake of the collapse...