Hamid Karzai says goodbye with a final gibe at US
Hamid Karzai says goodbye with a final gibe at US

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai used his farewell speech on Tuesday to take a parting shot at the United States, accusing Washington of waging a war against Taliban insurgents for its own ends.

Ghani hails Afghan election deal, vows to bring peace

Afghanistan's new President-elect Ashraf Ghani congratulated the country on Monday on what he called its first democratic transfer of power, but the former rival with whom he signed a power-sharing deal was absent from celebrations.

US hails Afghan power deal, seeks quick security pact

The United States has welcomed a power-sharing deal that saw former finance minister Ashraf Ghani declared Afghanistan`s next president, and said it hopes a crucial security agreement will be signed within a week.

51 militants killed in clashes across Afghanistan

 At least 51 Taliban militants have been killed in fresh military operations across Afghanistan since Saturday, the country`s interior ministry said Sunday.

Disputed Afghan election result to be announced Sunday: Official

The result of Afghanistan`s disputed election will be declared on Sunday, officials said Saturday, as last-minute talks between the two rival candidates continued on a proposed power-sharing deal.

Kabul suicide attack claimed by Taliban, three NATO troops killed
Kabul suicide attack claimed by Taliban, three NATO troops killed

 A suicide car bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into a foreign military convoy near US embassy in Kabul, killing at least three NATO troops and injured 16 civilians report said Tuesday.

Afghan president urges rival successors to unify

President Hamid Karzai is urging the country's two presidential candidates to reach an agreement on a new national unity government.

21 killed in Afghanistan terror attack

 At least 21 people were killed Sunday when militants attacked a security check point in Afghanistan, an official said.

Afghan forces hunt militant leader once welcomed under peace process

Afghan security forces are hunting a senior Islamist militant allowed to settle in the country in 2011 under a government peace plan but who is now leading hundreds of insurgents seeking to overrun the northern province of Kunduz, officials said.

Afghan talks for unity government collapse; crisis deepens

Talks on a power sharing deal between Afghanistan`s rival presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, have collapsed, a top leader said on Monday, rekindling fears of ethnic unrest over the disputed vote.

Afghan defence minister may attend NATO summit: Official

Afghanistan may have to send only its defence minister to a crucial NATO summit that will decide on future support because of an impasse over the presidential election, officials said on Sunday.

Taliban attack Afghan intelligence office, three killed

Taliban militants on Saturday attacked an Afghan intelligence service office in the eastern city of Jalalabad, killing at least three people in a bomb and gun assault, officials said.

Karzai packs up even as Afghan election dispute rumbles on

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai has packed up all his personal possessions and is ready to leave the palace, his spokesman said Thursday, even though the disputed election has failed to find his successor.

Roadside bomb kills three Afghan policemen

At least three policemen were killed Friday when a roadside bomb struck a van in Afghanistan`s Kunar province, an official said.

NATO soldier dies in Kabul stabbing: Officials

A NATO soldier was stabbed to death on the streets of Kabul on Wednesday, officials said, in an unusual attack that highlighted hostility to foreign troops who are withdrawing from the country.

14 killed in Afghanistan violence

At least 14 people were killed and three wounded in separate violent attacks in Afghanistan Wednesday, the authorities said.

Clashes near Kabul as Karzai calls for political unity

About 200 Taliban fighters launched an offensive in a province near Kabul on Tuesday as Afghanistan`s disputed election threatens to leave the central government weakened at the same time as US troops pull out.

Afghan special forces brace for exit of US elite troops

If Afghanistan is to avoid the chaotic breakdown seen in Iraq, US-trained special forces undergoing instruction at a drill camp outside Kabul must play a key part in imposing security -- and building public confidence.

Injection made me crazy to reach target like a crazy lover: Suicide bomber

A suicide bomber arrested in southern Aghanistan`s Kandahar province, a Taliban stronghold, has said suicide attackers receive special injection before conducting an attack.

Eight killed in security clash in Afghanistan

At least eight militants were killed and 11 others injured in a military operation in eastern Afghanistan, authorities said Tuesday.