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Taliban storm government office in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 15:41

Taliban fighters opened fire and stormed a government building in eastern Afghanistan in the most serious of a string of attacks across the country early today.

Italian woman injured in Taliban attack dies

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 09:49

An Italian woman official with the International Organisation for Migration died after she was badly burned in a Taliban attack in Kabul in May.

Main dialogue between Taliban and Afghan Govt: US

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 08:56

The US said main dialogue on the reconciliation process is between the Taliban and Afghan government but would have separate talks with it on some issues which America wants to discuss directly.

Prisoner abuse not systematic: Afghan government

Last Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013, 20:55

An Afghan government panel acknowledged today that detainees face widespread torture but denied there is systematic abuse in government-run prisons.

Taliban made contact with Afghan government: US general

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 09:57

The top NATO commander in Afghanistan said senior Taliban leaders have "reached out" to the Kabul government, but it remained unclear if the insurgents were ready for genuine peace talks.

Afghan government backs McChrystal to keep job

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 21:26

The Kabul government got behind US General Stanley McChrystal on Wednesday, hoping he keeps his job despite the furore over an interview in which he criticised top American officials.

Too early for Afghan govt to woo Taliban to lay down arms: Gates

Last Updated: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 13:43

Amidst talk of reconciliation with the Taliban in Afghanistan, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said it is too early for the Karzai government to be able to persuade top Taliban leaders to shun their violent ways.

Afghan govt says it`s not banning attacks coverage

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 02, 2010, 21:52

The Afghan government denied on Tuesday that it had banned live media coverage of insurgent attacks, saying it was developing guidelines, not restrictions, to prevent live footage from aiding fighters at the scene.

Afghan government claims Taliban stronghold

Last Updated: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 21:07

The Afghan government took official control of the southern Taliban stronghold of Marjah on Thursday, installing an administrator and raising the national flag while US-led troops worked to root out final pockets of militants.

Afghan govt shutdown border post amid row with Pak

Last Updated: Monday, December 07, 2009, 23:50

The Afghanistan government on Monday closed the Torkham post along the frontier with Pakistan as a reaction to a decision by authorities here to restrict the movement of illegal borders crossers.