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©Reuters/Jason Redmond Four killed in landslide in northern Afghanistan: officials A landslide triggered by heavy rains and a small earthquake swept through two villages in northern Afghanistan killing four people and destroying around 100 houses, officials said Saturday.
13 апреля 2014
Karzai votes in Afghan polls to choose his successor Afghan President Hamid Karzai cast his vote Saturday in the election that marks the start of his country's first-ever democratic transfer of power, as he steps down after serving the maximum two terms in office.
05 апреля 2014
Iskander, mobile theater ballistic missile system. ©RIA Novosti Russian Iskander missiles on Kazakhstan border meant to put pressure on United States Russian missiles on Kazakhstan border - experts express their opinion.
04 апреля 2014
Two female Western journalists shot in Afghanistan, one dead: police A female Western journalist was shot dead and another wounded in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost on Friday, on the eve of the country's presidential election, police said.
04 апреля 2014
Multiple suicide attack in east Afghan city kills three At least six Taliban suicide attackers stormed a police station in the centre of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Thursday, killing three people in a major assault ahead of the presidential election.
20 марта 2014
An artist sketch shows Suleiman Abu Ghaith. ©Reuters/Jane Rosenberg Bin Laden son-in-law tells US trial of 9/11 cave chat Osama Bin Laden claimed responsibility for masterminding 9/11 on the night of the attacks, his son-in-law said Wednesday as he unexpectedly testified at his federal trial in New York on terror charges.
20 марта 2014
Suicide attack kills 15 in north Afghanistan: officials A suicide bomber on a three-wheeled motorbike killed at least 15 people at a crowded market in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said, as security is ramped up ahead of presidential elections.
18 марта 2014
Afghan president welcomes third child at age of 56 Afghan President Hamid Karzai has become a father again at the age of 56 after his wife gave birth to their third child in India.
07 марта 2014
©Reuters/Mohammad Ismail Karzai's brother withdraws from Afghan election The brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday dropped out of the country's election and endorsed Zalmai Rassoul, a move widely seen as signalling the current leader's prefered choice of successor.
06 марта 2014
NATO airstrike kills five Afghan soldiers: Afghan officials A NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday accidentally killed five Afghan soldiers, government officials said, while the coalition said it was investigating reports of the incident.
06 марта 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. ©Reuters/Evan Vucci/Pool Next Afghan leader will sign security pact: Kerry The next president of Afghanistan will sign a security pact with the United States despite the refusal of outgoing leader Hamid Karzai, Secretary of State John Kerry confidently predicted.
27 февраля 2014
Obama warns Afghan president of full troop withdrawal President Barack Obama told Hamid Karzai on Tuesday that he is now planning for a full US troop withdrawal because of the Afghan leader's repeated refusal to sign a security pact.
26 февраля 2014
Afghanistan releases 65 'insurgents' despite US protests: officials Afghanistan released 65 alleged Taliban fighters from jail on Thursday despite condemnation from the United States, which says the men could return to the battlefield to launch strikes against NATO and Afghan forces.
13 февраля 2014
Gunmen kill 9 anti-Taliban volunteers in NW Pakistan: police Militants stormed a house of anti-Taliban activists and shot dead nine men in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar early Wednesday.
12 февраля 2014
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev ©REUTERS President Nazarbayev calls to help Afghanistan restore its economy Kazakhstan’s decision to renounce its nuclear arsenal is a good beacon for nations pursuing nuclear programs: President Nazarbayev.
05 февраля 2014
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the 47th International Conference on Security Policy in Munich, February 5, 2011. ©Reuters/Bundesregierung/Guido Bergmann/Pool Syria, spying, Iran in focus at global security meet Global leaders from politics, defence and diplomacy meet in Germany from Friday to discuss conflict hotspots and looming threats, from Syria and Afghanistan to East Asia and Africa.
29 января 2014
Karzai suspects US behind Afghan bombings: report Afghan President Hamid Karzai suspects the United States may have backed insurgent-style attacks to undermine his government but has no evidence to support his theory.
29 января 2014
Two Canadians killed in Kabul attack: Foreign Ministry Two Canadians are among those killed in an attack on a popular restaurant in Kabul, the country's foreign minister said Friday.
18 января 2014
Obama defends Afghan strategy after Gates comments Barack Obama insisted Monday he had faith in the Afghan war mission after former Pentagon chief Robert Gates charged the president lacked passion for military action and soured on his own troop surge.
14 января 2014
Killing of boy, 4, by US troops frays Afghan ties further Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday condemned US troops for killing a four-year-old boy in the southern province of Helmand, in a fresh strain to troubled relations between Washington and Kabul.
11 января 2014

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