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Three U.S. contractors killed in Afghan insider attack

Kabul - An Afghan air force official said that three American contractors were killed in an apparent attack by an insider in the Afghan capital Kabul. The international force in Afghanistan confirmed the shooting that took place on Thursday morning.

Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao judges Miss Universe pageant in Miami

Nothing like making one of the world's most popular sports figures a judge in a Miss Universe contest to get the world to pay attention. It's a global contest but not a lot of people watch nowadays. Doubtless Pacquiao helped increase its ratings.

Afghan policeman kills commander, district chief

Kandahar - An Afghan policeman killed his commander and a district chief in southern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, in a new "insider attack" in the country after a recent decline.

Afghanistan names 'unity' cabinet after months of delay

Kabul - Afghanistan's new cabinet was unveiled on Monday after three months of wrangling following the election of President Ashraf Ghani and the formation of a "national unity government" in the wake of last year's fraud-mired election.

100 days in power for Afghan president, but no government

Kabul - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani marked his first 100 days in power on Tuesday, still struggling to form a government as a new political stalemate threatens to fuel the Taliban insurgency.

A decade of aid cash brings little cheer for Afghan orphans

Kabul - International aid was meant to transform Afghanistan's welfare standards, but orphanages in Kabul reveal that the most vulnerable children, many left parentless by war, have seen little benefit from the billions of dollars spent.

Afghan soldiers to blame for deadly wedding bombing: officials

Kandahar - Afghan soldiers were responsible for firing mortars at a wedding party that killed 17 women and children, officials said Friday, in a mistaken strike that overshadowed the transfer of nationwide security from NATO forces.

Afghan army probed after mortars kill 20 at wedding

Kabul - Afghanistan on Thursday launched an investigation into whether the army was responsible for mortars fired into a wedding party that killed at least 20 guests in the restive southern province of Helmand.

Rocket hits Afghan wedding, at least 15 killed: Officials

Kandahar - A rocket fired during fighting between Afghan forces and insurgents killed at least 15 wedding guests late Wednesday in the southern province of Helmand, officials said, highlighting the continuing conflict after NATO's combat mission ended.

French ceremony as new NATO Afghan mission takes over

Kabul - The last French troops in Afghanistan held a ceremony in Kabul on Wednesday to mark the end of their deployment after NATO combat operations closed down and as a new "train and support" mission takes over.

Taliban claim NATO 'defeat' in 13-year Afghan war

Kabul - The Taliban responded scornfully Monday to the formal end of NATO's war in Afghanistan, describing the US-led mission as a "fire of barbarism and cruelty" that had drowned the country "in a pool of blood".

U.S. commander lauds progress as NATO ends its Afghan war

Kabul - The U.S. commander of international forces in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the achievements of 13 years of fighting against the Taliban, as NATO formally ended its war at a ceremony in Kabul."Together...

NATO ends its 13-year Afghan war, but insurgency boils

Kabul - NATO formally ended its war in Afghanistan on Sunday, holding a low-key ceremony in Kabul after 13 years of conflict that have left the country in the grip of worsening insurgent violence.

Roadside bomb kills seven civilians in Afghanistan

Kabul - A roadside bomb and a Taliban attack on a police post have killed 14 people including children in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.

Roadside bomb kills seven civilians in Afghanistan

Kabul - At least seven people including children were killed when a roadside bomb struck a vehicle in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, the latest civilian casualties which soared to a record high this year.

Magnetic bomb kills two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

Kabul - According to Interior Ministry spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi the vehicle being driven by the two soldiers was hit by the bomb. The international military coalition (ISAF) provided less detail saying only that two of its members had been killed.

Afghan president urges clerics to help halt attacks

Kabul - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday called for Muslim clerics and tribal elders to help stem a surge in deadly insurgent attacks that have rocked the country as US-led troops end their war against the Taliban.

Multiple attacks kill 20 in Afghanistan as NATO deadline looms

Kabul - Taliban insurgents killed at least 20 people in a series of gun and suicide attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, underlining worsening security as US-led NATO forces end their combat mission in the country.

Fiction becomes reality at deadly Kabul theatre blast

Kabul - Audience members who survived a suicide bomb at the French cultural institute in Kabul told Friday how they initially thought the explosion was part of the performance, which was about the impact of such attacks.

German killed in Afghan suicide attack: Berlin

Kabul - Germany said Friday one of its nationals was killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan targeting a play at a French-financed school.
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