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Female Afghan cabbie meters out election advice

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 15:32

When Afghan taxi driver Sara Bahai has male passengers in her cab, she takes the chance to lobby them on female rights - and she hopes the country`s next president will also listen to her arguments.

Many Afghans oppose release of Taliban officials

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 23:33

Many ordinary Afghans said on Monday the five senior Taliban figures who were freed in exchange for a US soldier had blood on their hands and their release would strengthen the insurgents.

`Taliban set to disown al Qaeda, work with US`

Last Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012, 11:09

A report said that the Taliban is prepared to allow the US to retain several military bases in Afghanistan.

US abandons diplomatic hub plan in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Sunday, May 06, 2012, 15:09

A report said American officials had earlier overlooked significant security problems at the site.

Germany`s Merkel on surprise visit to Afghanistan

Last Updated: Monday, March 12, 2012, 13:30

Germany is the third largest contributor of troops to NATO`s International Security Assistance Force, with over 5,000 soldiers.

Mosque suicide attack kills six in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Friday, December 09, 2011, 21:54

A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least six people including a district police chief.

Deadly sectarian blasts target Afghan Shiites

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 06, 2011, 13:40

Religiously motivated attacks on Shiites are rare in Afghanistan although they are common in neighboring Pakistan.

NATO hands control of Mazar-i-Sharif to Afghans

Last Updated: Saturday, July 23, 2011, 23:26

NATO troops handed control of Afghanistan`s northern capital Mazar-i-Sharif to local forces amid rising security fears just days after it was hit by a deadly bombing.

Security tight as Afghans welcome in New Year

Last Updated: Monday, March 21, 2011, 20:54

Hundreds of thousands of Afghans descended on a shrine in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Monday to welcome in the new year amid tight security.