Afghanistan

‘Sangorians’ take a page from insurgent playbook in fight against Taliban

They name themselves after a Turkish soap opera, count former Taliban insurgents among their ranks and dress like their enemies, but the shadowy...

‘With masters defeated, the slaves can’t fight’ : Taliban eye victory after US exit

With Afghan troops in retreat and soon to lose vital American air support, Taliban commanders are voicing exuberance about quickly seizing full...

Five Afghan polio vaccinators shot dead

At least five polio workers were shot dead in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said, in the latest attack on vaccinators in one of the...

Erdogan says US can count on Turkey after Afghanistan troop pullout

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would be the "only reliable" country left to stabilise Afghanistan after the US pulls out...

Guam wants say in safe zone for US-bound Afghan allies

Guam offered Sunday to temporarily house thousands of Afghans being evacuated from their country as part of the US troop withdrawal, but insisted...

Four Afghans get 10-year jail terms for Greek migrant camp fire

A Greek court on Saturday sentenced four Afghan asylum seekers convicted of starting fires that burnt down Europe's largest migrant camp last...

Afghan Covid-19 patients struggle to accept diagnosis

On his emergency room bed in Afghanistan's capital, you can barely hear Said Ali Shah speak through the oxygen mask plastered to his face.

Young Afghans on trial over fire at Greek migrant camp

Four young Afghan asylum-seekers went on trial in Greece on Friday accused of starting the devastating fires that burnt down Europe's largest...

ICRC chief urges EU to respect refugee law

The EU needs to respect refugee law as it copes with migration flows, many of which are triggered by wars, the head of the International Committee...

Gunmen kill 10 mine-clearing workers in Afghanistan

Masked gunmen killed 10 people working for the HALO Trust mine-clearing organisation in northern Afghanistan in an attack the government blamed...

Taliban kill 10 mine-clearing workers : Afghan interior ministry

The Taliban shot dead at least 10 mine-clearing workers in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan, the interior ministry said Wednesday, in...

Taliban demand ‘remorse’ from fearful Afghan interpreters

The Taliban said Monday that Afghans who worked with foreign forces in the past have nothing to fear once international troops leave, as long...

Australian soldier sues media over Afghan war crimes allegations

A defamation trial opened Monday pitting one of Australia's most decorated soldiers against three major newspapers that accused him of war crimes...

The ‘French Doctors’ who came to the aid of Soviet-occupied Afghans

Slowly the caravan of heavily loaded-up horses and mules snakes its way around the snow-capped peaks of northeastern Afghanistan.

Eleven killed as roadside bomb hits Afghan bus

At least 11 civilians including four women and three children were killed when a roadside bomb struck a bus in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday,...

Race against time to relocate NATO’s Afghan translators

Like thousands of Afghan translators who served with NATO forces, Nazir Ahmad fears for his life as the US-led alliance scrambles to pull out...

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