Afghanistan | Doctors Without Borders: 19 dead in clinic airstrike

Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more.

Afghanistan | Suicide bomber hits European police in Kabul, 1 dead

  A suicide car bomber struck near the headquarters of the European police training mission in Kabul yesterday, killing one Afghan civilian and wounding five others nearby, police and EUPOL said. The

Afghanistan | At least 50 dead in volleyball match suicide attack

The death toll in Afghanistan’s deadliest insurgent attack this year has risen to at least 50, with 63 wounded, many of them children, officials said yesterday, as NATO confirmed that two of

Offbeat: Errant Taliban tweet claims spokesman in Pakistan

An apparently errant tweet by the Taliban’s spokesman in Afghanistan gave his location as being in neighboring Pakistan. On Friday, a tweet by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claiming an attack included

AFGHANISTAN | Kabul, US sign security pact  to keep foreign troops

Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact yesterday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the

AFGHANISTAN | Ashraf Ghani sworn in as president after disputed vote

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in yesterday as Afghanistan’s new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country’s first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban. Moments after Ghani

AFGHANISTAN | New leader to name woman to Supreme Court 

Afghanistan’s new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, including on the Supreme Court. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai planned to hold his first news conference later yesterday

AFGHANISTAN | Presidential candidates sign unity deal 

Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal yesterday, capped with a hug and a handshake, three months after a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil

AFGHANISTAN | Suicide bomber kills 3 NATO troops 

A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy yesterday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said. Security

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