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Afghanistan's Ghani condemns Pakistan air base attack
Afghanistan's Ghani condemns Pakistan air base attack

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned last week's deadly attack on a Pakistani air force base and said Afghanistan will never allow its land to be used against Pakistan.

Afghanistan's Ghani condemns Pakistan air base attack
Pakistan detains 22 after Taliban air base attack
Pakistan detains 22 after Taliban air base attack

Twenty-two suspects have been detained in connection with a deadly attack on a Pakistan air force base claimed by the Taliban.

Pakistan detains 22 after Taliban air base attack
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Taliban claim NATO 'defeat' in 13-year Afghan war

The Taliban responded scornfully to the formal end of NATO's war in Afghanistan, describing the US-led mission as a "fire of barbarism and cruelty".

Taliban claim NATO 'defeat' in 13-year Afghan war
©Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov
Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afghanistan

Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said Friday, in the latest attack to highlight the growing civilian toll from violence.

Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afghanistan
Syed Talha Ahsan (R). ©Reuters/Janet Hamlin
US sentences British men over Taliban support

A US judge sentenced two British men to a combined total of 20.5 years in prison Wednesday for conspiring to provide and for providing equipment and personnel to the Taliban.

US sentences British men over Taliban support
Taliban suicide attack on military bus kills 8 in Kabul
Taliban suicide attack on military bus kills 8 in Kabul

A Taliban suicide bomber in Kabul killed eight military officers Wednesday in an attack on an air force bus, Afghan officials said, in the latest strike against the national security forces as US troops withdraw.

Taliban suicide attack on military bus kills 8 in Kabul
©Reuters/Parwiz
800 Taliban fight Afghan troops in five-day battle: officials

More than 800 Taliban insurgents have launched a major offensive in southern Afghanistan to try to gain territory recently vacated by US troops, officials said Wednesday, with 40 civilians killed in five days of fighting.

800 Taliban fight Afghan troops in five-day battle: officials
Afghans vote in run-off election despite Taliban threats
Afghans vote in run-off election despite Taliban threats

Afghans defied Taliban threats by voting Saturday in a second-round presidential election, as US-led combat troops wind down a 13-year war that has failed to defeat the insurgents.

Afghans vote in run-off election despite Taliban threats
Senator Dianne Feinstein. ©Reuters/Gary Cameron
White House apologizes to lawmakers over prisoner swap

The White House apologized for keeping lawmakers in the dark regarding the exchange of an American soldier for five Taliban fighters, senators said Tuesday, as controversy grew over the issue.

White House apologizes to lawmakers over prisoner swap
©Reuters/Lucas Jackson
Taliban offensive opens with rocket attack on Kabul airport

The Taliban launched their annual "spring offensive" on Monday by firing rockets at Kabul airport, but the attack missed its target and caused no casualties, Afghan officials said.

Taliban offensive opens with rocket attack on Kabul airport
Photo courtesy of afghanistanembassy.org.uk
Afghanistan signs satellite deal to boost booming media

Afghanistan started using its first ever satellite on Saturday in a bid to boost its national broadcasting and telecommunications infrastructure as well as its international connectivity.

Afghanistan signs satellite deal to boost booming media
Bomb kills 17, wounds 50 in Islamabad market
Bomb kills 17, wounds 50 in Islamabad market

A bomb tore through a bustling Islamabad market on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people, police and hospital officials said, the latest violence to hit government peace talks with the Taliban.

Bomb kills 17, wounds 50 in Islamabad market
Multiple suicide attack in east Afghan city kills three
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.

Multiple suicide attack in east Afghan city kills three
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.

Bin Laden son-in-law tells US trial of 9/11 cave chat
Afghanistan releases 65 'insurgents' despite US protests: officials
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.

Afghanistan releases 65 'insurgents' despite US protests: officials
Gunmen kill 9 anti-Taliban volunteers in NW Pakistan: police
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.

Gunmen kill 9 anti-Taliban volunteers in NW Pakistan: police
Karzai suspects US behind Afghan bombings: report
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.

Karzai suspects US behind Afghan bombings: report
Two Canadians killed in Kabul attack: Foreign Ministry
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.

Two Canadians killed in Kabul attack: Foreign Ministry
Sex, drugs and beards: an afternoon in a Pakistani porn cinema
Sex, drugs and beards: an afternoon in a Pakistani porn cinema

Three times a day dozens of men pack the auditorium, the air heavy with hashish smoke, to watch graphic sex movies: welcome to the Shama -- a pornographic cinema in Pakistan's Taliban heartland.

Sex, drugs and beards: an afternoon in a Pakistani porn cinema
Afghan villages where Taliban rule at night
Afghan villages where Taliban rule at night

Jahanzeb says he can no longer live in his home village in eastern Afghanistan where, when night falls, fear rules in "the kingdom of the Taliban".

Afghan villages where Taliban rule at night