Afghan president, feuding rival reach 'tentative' agreement
A bitter feud between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah appeared closer to resolution Friday after Abdullah said the two men had moved forward in talks.
Afghan election results delayed again
Preliminary results from Afghanistan's presidential elections have been delayed for nearly a month, officials announced Sunday, a lengthy postponement likely to stoke political uncertainty and allegations of fraud.
63 killed, 182 wounded in Kabul wedding blast
At least 63 people were killed and 182 wounded in an explosion targeting a wedding in the Afghan capital, authorities said Sunday.
Trump to review case of soldier charged with murdering Afghan
US President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will review the case of a soldier charged with premeditated murder for killing an alleged bomb-maker in Afghanistan. "I will be reviewing the case of a 'U.S. Military hero,' Major Matt Golsteyn, who is charged with murder," Trump wrote on Twitter. The president's tweet mentioned Fox News,…
Dozens of casualties as explosions rock chaotic Afghan elections
Explosions rocked polling centres across Kabul on Saturday, causing dozens of casualties, as the long-delayed legislative election dissolved into chaos with many voting locations remaining closed due to technical glitches and lack of staff. At least three people were killed and more than 30 wounded, acting health ministry spokesman Mohibullah Zeer said, hours after the…
At least 13 dead in suicide attack on Afghan election rally
A suicide attack on a political rally in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 13 people on Tuesday, officials said, as the country braces for an escalation in violence ahead of this month's parliamentary election. The attack is the first suicide assault since campaigning officially began last Friday for the long-delayed ballot, preparations for which have…
At least 18 wounded in Kabul explosion
A huge blast rocked a crowded area of Kabul on Saturday, leaving at least 18 people wounded, an official said, in the latest apparent attack in the Afghan capital. "So far 18 wounded civilians have been brought to Kabul hospitals," health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh told AFP. AFP reporters heard a loud explosion that shook…
Nine killed in roadside bombs targeting Afghan police
At least nine people were killed Monday in two separate roadside bombings targeting Afghan police vehicles, highlighting an uptick in attacks against security forces before the Taliban's expected spring offensive.