Afghan officials are turning to forming militias as the army struggles to ward off Taliban offensives, stoking anxieties of factional rivalries in a nation still haunted by a civil war.
ROME (Reuters) - Seventy Afghan and Iraqi migrants were rescued from a packed boat off the southeastern coast of Italy and brought to shore on Sunday, Italy's coast guard said.
Biggest city in country's south faces electricity shortages as it cannot afford to run its power stations.
Officials in Afghanistan say at least 10 police officers have been killed in an ongoing Taliban assault in the country's volatile south.
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan/KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan government has enlisted hundreds of militia fighters controlled by local commanders to battle Taliban militants near the northern city of Kunduz, officials said, underlining how the armed forces are struggling to tackle the insurgency alone.
The former Afghan president Hamid Karzai seems mad at his successor and ex-chief advisor, President Ashraf Ghani, for brokering a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) and the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan's powerful intelligence agency. Show More Summary
Kabul's naive overture towards Islamabad works against Afghanistan's national interests.
On May 13th NATO announced a plan to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2016. The announcement came during the NATO's foreign ministers meeting in the city of Antalya, Turkey. The Afghan foreign minister Salahudin Rabani was invited to the meeting and confirmed the plan after his return to Kabul. Show More Summary
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"Sir, don't go out that far," the soldier warned. It was 2010, and Jeffrey Brown, a Pentagon auditor, was walking with a U.S. Army escort through Nangarhar University in Jalalabad, an Afghan city near the Pakistani border. They had just...Show More Summary
The family of Farkhunda, who was fatally beaten and burned by a mob in Kabul while police stood by, say the lenient sentence is just the latest failure of the Afghan justice system.
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The attack is the third attack in the Afghan capital in the last week. It appears to have targeted Ministry of Justice employees as they boarded minibuses to go home at the end of the working day.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A large suicide car bombing struck downtown Kabul on Tuesday afternoon, apparently targeting justice ministry employees and killing at least six people, an Afghan official said. The attack happened in the car...Show More Summary
11 officers were among 49 people charged in brutal slaying of Farkhunda, young woman falsely accused of burning a Quran
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KABUL (Reuters) - A large explosion hit a crowded intersection near government buildings in the centre of Afghanistan's capital on Tuesday as civil servants were leaving work.
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A huge explosion has reportedly hit a diplomatic area of the Afghan capital.
The case of Farkhunda has prompted outcry over violence against women in the country. It has resulted in rare sentences. Eight police officers implicated in the case were released.