Gunfight at Afghan wedding kills at least 22

 At least 22 people were killed when a gunfight broke out at a wedding party in northern Afghanistan, officials said Monday, highlighting the fragile security situation in the war-torn country.

Afghan man wins battle for Australian citizenship

 An Afghan man has won a battle for Australian citizenship, despite admitting to beating his sisters with a tree branch, media reported on Tuesday.

Afghan anti-corruption body assails nepotism in government

An independent Afghan anti-corruption body lashed out at the government on Wednesday, saying that nepotism plays a critical role in getting a job as a diplomat in the country's Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Militants kill nine Afghan aid workers in night time attack

Unidentified militants shot and killed nine Afghan employees of a foreign-backed aid group in an attack early on Tuesday in Afghanistan`s northern Balkh province, government officials said. 

Afghan leader demands action from Pakistan against Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani demanded tough action from Pakistan against Taliban militants in a letter seeking greater anti-terrorism cooperation, after facing strong public criticism over a controversial intelligence-sharing deal between the neighbours.

Afghan official says suicide bombing kills at least 5

A suicide truck bomb exploded in a southern Afghan province today, killing at least five people and wounding 62, authorities said.

Afghan ground fighting kills growing number of civilians: UN

A report released by the UN mission in Afghanistan shows an 8 per cent rise in the number of civilians killed or wounded as a result of ground battles between security forces and insurgents.

Suicide bomber targets protest in eastern Afghanistan, kills 17

A suicide bomber Thursday killed at least 13 people and wounded around 40 others, including a prominent Afghan lawmaker, in an attack near a complex housing the governor of a restive eastern province bordering Pakistan, officials said.

Suicide attack on Afghan MP kills three in Kabul

An Afghan member of parliament survived a targeted suicide attack in Kabul on Sunday but three people including a child were killed and eight others injured, police and government sources said. 

Afghan MP survives suicide attack, three dead: officials

A prominent Afghan MP escaped a suicide attack Sunday that killed three people including a child and left seven others wounded, officials said, just days after Washington announced it would slow the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

Pakistan action at US behest to placate India: Daily

Pakistan has taken measures in recent weeks against the Haqqani network and Jamaat-ud Dawa, among others, at the behest of the US to placate an angry India and assist the Afghan government, a Pakistani newspaper said Saturday.

Afghan soldiers at small outpost vow to hold firm as US exits

One ergonomic office chair, heaters that don't work and some maps are the only signs that US troops once battled daily with the Taliban at Siah Choy, a small combat outpost in southern Afghanistan.

NATO force mistakenly kills three Afghan nomads: Police

Afghanistan`s NATO-led foreign force mistakenly killed three civilians in an air strike, Afghan officials said on Saturday, less than a week before most foreign troops are due to pull out at the end of a 13-year mission.

Coalition strike kills 3 armed Afghan villagers

An airstrike by US-led coalition forces on Friday killed three Afghan villagers who were "heavily armed" but not part of the Taliban insurgency, an Afghan official said.

US sends four Afghans back home from Guantanamo

The Pentagon said on Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre have been returned to their home country in what US officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Afghan president vows peace, prosperity in country

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has emphasised the newly formed government, elected by the people, is obliged to bring peace, stability and prosperity to the people across the country.

Pakistan to introduce biometric machines to detect fake passports

Pakistan`s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has decided to introduce machines at the Islamabad airport to detect fake passports, a media report said Saturday.

Afghan court orders release of Pak journalist

An Afghan court on Sunday ordered the release of an imprisoned Pakistani TV journalist, who was undergoing four years jail term for allegedly travelling to the neighbouring country without documents.

PM Narendra Modi welcomes agreement between Afghanistan's Ashraf Ghani, Abdullah Abdullah

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated both the Afghanistan's leaders Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah for signing an agreement on the formation of a national unity government to end the election deadlock.

Afghanistan suspends presidential vote auditing

The Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) Saturday announced that the presidential runoff vote auditing process has temporarily been suspended and will resume after the upcoming Eid festival.