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Survivors call for U.S. troops to face trial over Afghan hospital air strike

Kunduz - Survivors of a US air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan have called for those responsible to go on trial and dismissed an American military investigation that said the bombardment did not amount to a war crime.

No war crimes charges for US troops who bombed Afghan hospital

Kunduz - The US personnel who bombarded a hospital in the Afghan city Kunduz last year and killed 42 people will not face war crimes charges, their commander said Friday.

The battle for birth control: Afghanistan's new fight

Balkh - "Four children is enough," says the young Afghan woman as she examines a box of contraceptive pills.

Op-Ed: Jihad and the path to peace

New York - Religious or not, all people are Jihadis. We battle against that version of ourselves we least admire, and labor, indeed battle with all we can muster to be and become better, step by step, day by day.

Kabul attack death toll more than doubles to 64

Kabul - The death toll from a Taliban attack in Kabul has more than doubled to 64, officials said Wednesday, in the deadliest assault on the Afghan capital since the Islamists were toppled from power in 2001.

Attacks on Kabul's diplomatic quarter

Kabul - At least 28 people have been killed in a bomb blast near government offices in Kabul, the latest insurgent attack in the highly fortified area.

Heavy casualties as Taliban suicide bombing, gunfire rattle Kabul

Kabul - A powerful Taliban car bomb followed by a fierce firefight left many people dead or wounded in Kabul Tuesday, the Afghan president said, a week after the insurgents launched their annual spring offensive.

Op-Ed: Al Qaeda growth in Afghanistan may signal more U.S. intervention

Kabul - Commander of the US forces in Afghanistan General John Nicholson claims there is a shift in the relationship of the Taliban to Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. He claims this is complicating anti-terrorism efforts.

Afghan child casualties soar as urban warfare escalates: UN

Kabul - Child casualties have soared in Afghanistan this year as the Taliban stepped up attacks in urban areas, the United Nations said Sunday, branding the figures "appalling".

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

Kabul - The Afghan Taliban announced Tuesday the start of their "spring offensive" even as the government in Kabul tries to bring the insurgents back to the negotiating table to end their drawn-out conflict.

Afghan suicide bomber 'kills 12' army recruits

Jalalabad - At least 12 people were killed and dozens wounded Monday when a Taliban suicide bomber attacked a bus carrying Afghan army recruits near the eastern city of Jalalabad, officials said.

Afghan lawmaker under fire after controversial interview on rape

Kabul - A video of an Afghan lawmaker purportedly threatening to cut off a reporter's nose after she asked his views on marital rape has gone viral and sparked widespread condemnation online.

Strong earthquake shakes buildings across South Asia

Kabul - South-western Asia was hit by a 6,6 magnitude earthquake today that was felt in a number of cities. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Afghanistan, close to its border with Tajikistan, at 10:28 GMT, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Afghan Taliban chief consolidates power before annual offensive

Kandahar - By subduing dissidents and eliminating rivals, Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour is rapidly consolidating his authority over the fractious Afghan insurgent movement as it prepares for "decisive" battles in its upcoming spring offensive.

Kerry calls on Afghan Taliban 'to enter into a peace process'

Kabul - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday called on the Afghan Taliban to restart direct peace talks with Kabul, weeks after the militant group refused to return to the negotiating table.

Afghan Taliban chief consolidates power before annual offensive

Kandahar - By subduing dissidents and eliminating rivals, Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour is rapidly consolidating his authority over the fractious Afghan insurgent movement as it prepares for "decisive" battles in its upcoming spring offensive.

Suicide bomber kills at least 6 in eastern Afghanistan

Kabul - A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed at least six civilians and wounded 22 Tuesday when he detonated near a clinic and a school during a police chase in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.

Afghan child migrants: A father's wrenching choice

Kabul - Shimmying his trousers down a little, an Afghan father on the Taliban's hit-list exposed a torso pitted with shrapnel scars to justify an agonising decision -- entrusting his sons to traffickers smuggling migrants to Europe.

Taliban fire rockets at new Afghan parliament

Kabul - Taliban insurgents fired a barrage of rockets at Afghanistan's newly built parliament complex in Kabul on Monday, as top security officials including the intelligence chief prepared to address the assembly.

Activists slam US 'punishments' for Afghan hospital attack

Kunduz - Rights campaigners Friday lambasted US "punishments" handed to officers involved in a catastrophic bombing raid on an Afghan hospital, saying the failure to criminally investigate them is an injustice and insult to the victims.
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