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.

New Afghan president to head to China

The new Afghan president travels to China this week, signaling the pivotal role he hopes Beijing will play in Afghanistan's future, not only in the economic reconstruction of the war-ravaged country after US and allied combat troops leave by the end of the year but also in a strategic foreign policy aimed at building peace across a region long riven by mistrust and violence.

Last international forces airlifted from key base in Afghanistan

A fleet of planes and helicopters airlifted the last US. and British forces from a key base in southern Afghanistan on Monday, a day after the international coalition closed the massive facility and handed it over to the Afghan military.

Blast in Kabul kills four Afghan soldiers: Officials

At least four Afghan soldiers were killed and around a dozen people including civilians wounded in a roadside bomb blast in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, officials said.

Taliban attack kills 3 Afghan security troops

An official says that at least three Afghan security force troops have been killed in a suicide car bombing in southern Afghanistan.

Four Afghanistan women shot dead by Taliban

Continuing its terror acts against women in Afghanistan, Taliban militants shot dead four women they had abducted a few days back, said a police officer on Saturday.

Cash-strapped young Afghans turn to low-cost mass weddings

The crowd bursts into applause as a hundred couples enter the hall, hand in hand, grooms in simple black suits and brides in modest white dresses, red flowers in hand.

Taliban attack kills six Afghan police: Officials

Taliban militants killed six Afghan police officers on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks on local security forces highlighting the challenges they face as NATO combat troops depart.

Kabul suicide attack: Taliban target NATO troops, one Afghan civilian killed
Kabul suicide attack: Taliban target NATO troops, one Afghan civilian killed

In what is supposed to be an attack targeted on NATO contractors, a suicide car bomber on Monday denoted itself in the strategic Green Village guesthouse in Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least one.

Multiple attacks kill at least 14 in Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban militants led a string of attacks on police and civilians across northern and eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 14 people, security officials said.

Afghan teams in Subroto Cup football tourney
Afghan teams in Subroto Cup football tourney

The Afghan Under-14 and Under-17 boys and girls teams are presently in India to participate in the ongoing Subroto Cup football tournament.

British PM Cameron arrives in Kabul on unannounced visit

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Kabul on Friday on an unannounced visit, becoming the first world leader to hold talks with newly-inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, officials said.

Afghan troop casualties at 7,000-9,000 this year: US

Afghan forces are suffering higher combat casualties this year, with up to 9,000 troops killed or wounded in battles with Taliban insurgents, the new US commander in Afghanistan said Thursday.

Three killed in suicide attack on Afghan army bus: Officials

A Taliban suicide attacker killed three people on an Afghan army bus in Kabul on Thursday, the latest deadly strike against vehicles taking government staff to work in the Afghan capital.

Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early today, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key US-Afghan security pact.

Kabul suicide attacks: Taliban bombers kill 7 Afghan troops
Kabul suicide attacks: Taliban bombers kill 7 Afghan troops

Just a couple of days after the new government was sworn-in, two Taliban suicide bombers on Wednesday morning detonated themselves in front of two Afghan National Army buses carrying troops, killing eight and injuring 21, reports said Wednesday.

New Afghanistan govt to sign US troop deal today

A deal that will permit some US troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond next year will be signed by the country's newly inaugurated government on Tuesday.

Afghanistan to inaugurate new president as NATO`s war ends

Afghanistan will host a grand presidential inauguration on Monday, with former US-based academic Ashraf Ghani taking power as NATO troops end their 13-year war without defeating the fierce Taliban insurgency.

Afghan security forces battle Taliban offensive: Officials

Afghan security forces on Saturday fought back against a major Taliban offensive in the east of the country after the militants killed up to 100 security personnel and civilians, beheading 12 of them, officials said.

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.