Taliban

December 1, 2015
December 1, 2015

US warns of 'imminent' attack in Afghan capital

The US Embassy says it has received "credible reports of an imminent attack" in the Afghan capital.

November 25, 2015
November 25, 2015

Afghan Taliban seize 13 soldiers after helicopter crash

At least 13 soldiers are captured by the Taliban after a helicopter crash landed in Afghanistan, killing three of those on board.

November 5, 2015
November 5, 2015

Taliban splinter group names leader

A breakaway Afghan Taliban faction has appointed its own leader, underlining deep divisions in the group following the death of founder Mullah Omar.

November 3, 2015
November 3, 2015

Aziza seeks ‘better future’ for Kabul children

Fourteen-year-old Aziza Rahimzada is trying to help her impoverished community by offering classes to children.

October 28, 2015
October 28, 2015

Afghanistan-Pakistan quake: Taliban seize Darqad district

The Taliban seize Afghanistan's Darqad district, one of those hit by Monday's earthquake that killed at least 360 in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

October 28, 2015
October 28, 2015

Relief agencies battle to reach Afghan-Pakistan quake victims

Relief agencies are battling to reach cold and hungry survivors of a devastating earthquake that has killed more than 360 people in Pakistan and Afghanistan, with entire communities still cut off...

October 23, 2015
October 23, 2015

Obama to Pakistan: Avoid raising nuclear tensions

U.S. President Barack Obama urges Pakistan to avoid developments in its nuclear weapons programme that could increase risks and instability.

October 15, 2015
October 15, 2015

US to extend Afghan military presence

President Barack Obama confirms plans to extend the US military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2016, in a shift in policy.

October 14, 2015
October 14, 2015

Resurgent Taliban overruns Kunduz

The fall of Kunduz to Taliban is not only strategically significant but is also cause for deep worry for the Afghan National Unity Government.

October 10, 2015
October 10, 2015

Russia kills 300 militants in Syria

Russia's air force hit 60 Islamic State targets in Syria over the past 24 hours and killed around 300 militants, the Defense Ministry says.