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Call to end election-related attacks in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 14:10

Taliban threats and violence against campaign workers and election officials risk undermining Afghanistan`s presidential election slated for April 5, Human Rights Watch said Sunday.

Al Qaeda plots comeback in Afghanistan: Officials

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 14:10

Al Qaeda`s Afghanistan leader is laying the groundwork to relaunch his war-shattered organisation once the United States and international forces withdraw from the country, as they have warned they will do without a security agreement from the Afghan government, US officials say.

Afghan govt offers 2009 photo as `evidence` of 2014 airstrike

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 18:55

A photograph the Afghan government distributed to back up its claims about civilian casualties in a US airstrike 10 days ago was actually a 2009 AFP photograph of a different funeral, a media investigation revealed Sunday.

US catches Afghan govt `red handed` in plotting with Pakistani Taliban

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 12:08

The United States has caught the Afghan government red-handed secretly conniving with the Pakistani Taliban to gain a stronger position in a regional power game.

Taliban may be willing to talk to Afghan govt: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 14:35

Ban cited two statements from the Taliban prompted by a recent UN report on civilian casualties as "perhaps indicating a willingness to engage".

Pak says can`t force freed Taliban insurgents to negotiate with Afghan government

Last Updated: Monday, January 21, 2013, 17:21

Pakistan has said it cannot push the freed Afghan Taliban prisoners to negotiate with the Afghan government.

Afghan neighbours join forces to tackle problems

Last Updated: Friday, June 15, 2012, 21:15

Afghanistan and regional heavyweights have agreed to work together to fight terrorism and drug-trafficking and pursue economic development.

Taliban deny plan for Saudi talks with Afghan govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 01, 2012, 22:08

Taliban negotiators have begun preliminary discussions with the United States in Qatar.

Afghanistan denies deal with Taliban over schools

Last Updated: Saturday, December 17, 2011, 22:55

The Afghan government denied making a deal with the Taliban agreeing a more conservative curriculum and more mullahs as teachers in return for an end to attacks on schools.

Bomb hits ex-Taliban Afghan government official

Last Updated: Sunday, October 30, 2011, 16:18

Noor-ul-Aziz, director of religious affairs at Kandahar was travelling through the city when his car struck a bomb.

Local Afghan government officials killed in south

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 12:56

Insurgents have responded to heavy pressure from US, NATO forces by targeting Afghan officials.

Gunmen kill Afghan government prosecutor

Last Updated: Sunday, August 21, 2011, 12:45

The attackers shot Mohammad Azam, the chief prosecutor for Helmand province`s Gereshk district.