Illegal drug production in Afghanistan has increased by a factor of 50 and continues to rise since a US-led operation was launched in the country in 2001, the Russian Federal Drug Control Service (FDCS) chief said Thursday.
Afghan officials sound the alarm about their new unwelcome guests, but U.S. officials aren't showing same sense of urgency.
A series of insurgent attacks in Afghanistan's restive southern provinces has killed dozens, including many members of the security forces, since Monday, officials said.
An hours-long Taliban attack in Kabul's diplomatic quarter ended Wednesday morning with Afghan security forces gunning down three attackers.
No civilians or security personnel injured or killed during all-night siege at guesthouse in an area home to many embassies and foreign firms
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in tweets on a recognized account
KABUL (Reuters) - Heavily armed insurgents stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul late on Tuesday night and were still resisting Afghan security forces more than five hours after the assault began.
KABUL (Reuters) - Heavy gunfire and a series of explosions were heard in central Kabul late on Tuesday, with police unable to immediately confirm the target of the attack. Teams of Afghan security forces were deployed to the Wazir Akbar...Show More Summary
A series of attacks in southern and eastern Afghanistan have killed 23 members of the Afghan security forces and one civilian, officials said Tuesday.
Temour Ebrahim had little reason to be nervous when U.S. soldiers summoned him to their base in this edgy highway town 80 miles south of Kabul, the Afghan capital.
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban suicide bombers attacked a court in Wardak province on Tuesday, killing two police officers before being shot dead as they entered the compound, the police chief said.
Gunmen surround police compound after killing 26 police and troops, Afghan official says from inside compound, in longtime Taliban stronghold
Gunmen surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand Monday after seizing police vehicles and weapons.
An Afghan official says that 19 policemen and seven soldiers have been killed by Taliban militants who have surrounded a police compound in an ongoing siege.
The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan originally scheduled for 2014 was extended through the end of this year. It’s one of the realities of the long-standing war and part of the effort to preserve hard-fought gains. Continue reading ? The post Photos: Afghan soldiers bear brunt of attacks as war winds down appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
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.