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French fighters appear with Islamic State in Afghanistan

Kabul - French and Algerian fighters, some arriving from Syria, have joined the ranks of the Islamic State group in northern Afghanistan where the militants have established new bases, multiple international and Afghan sources have told AFP.

Thousands of Afghans protest Trump's Jerusalem move

Kabul - More than 1,000 Afghans staged protests after Friday prayers in Kabul to condemn the decision by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders killed in Afghanistan: officials

Kabul - A senior Al-Qaeda leader on the Indian subcontinent and the head of the Taliban's "special forces" in southern Helmand have been killed in recent days in Afghanistan, Afghan and US forces said Tuesday.

Afghan war widows pay heavy price for husband's sacrifice

Jelalabad - Widowed Afghan grandmother Janat Bibi has no adult males left in her family after the Taliban killed her son and two grandsons during an attack on their police base a few months ago.

Six dead as suicide blast hits Afghan political rally

Jalalabad - At least six people were killed when a suicide bomber drove a motorcycle into a crowd at a political rally in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, police said.

Northern Afghan provinces submit to lure of opium poppies

Mazar-e Sharif - New motorbikes roared through villages in Afghanistan's Balkh province this summer -- markers of growing wealth, observers say, as poppy cultivation leapt by nearly five times in a region that once was an opium-free zone.

Afghanistan executes five members of criminal gang

Kabul - Afghanistan on Wednesday executed five members of a gang involved in kidnapping and murder, as the government of the war-torn nation struggles to curb criminals who target foreigners and wealthy locals.

Op-Ed: Kim Jong Un challenges Trump with a slap in the face

Washington D.c. - “It will never happen”, “We won’t allow it to happen”, it’s happened. The Trump administration has obviously not managed to deter North Korea (DPRK) from its nuclear goals.

'We are in danger': French Army translators left behind to Taliban

Kabul - The Taliban have tried to kill Zainullah, a former translator for the French Army, twice already, he says, warning that the insurgents have expanded their territory in Afghanistan to just five minutes from his door.

EU examines bootlegging allegations at Kabul compound

Kabul - European investigators are looking into allegations that alcohol imported by the EU's diplomatic mission in Kabul was illegally sold on the city's black market, an EU spokesman confirmed on Sunday.

At least 14 dead in suicide attack outside Kabul political gathering

Kabul - A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a political gathering in Kabul killing at least 14 people, officials said Thursday, highlighting the deepening divisions in the war-torn country.

Afghan opium output soars as cultivation hits record high

Kabul - Afghan opium producers have had a bumper year with output soaring 87 percent as the area under poppy cultivation hit a record high, the latest annual survey said Wednesday.

Dozens of Afghan security forces killed in Taliban raids: officials

Kabul - Dozens of Afghan police and soldiers have been killed in a wave of Taliban attacks on checkpoints in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, as insurgents step up assaults on the beleaguered security forces.

'We don't feel safe': Afghan anti-graft officials demand protection

Kabul - A series of deadly attacks on Afghan anti-corruption officials has highlighted the dangers of taking on the country's rich and powerful and sparked calls for better protection of the people waging war against graft.

Kabul TV station says attack over, resumes broadcasting

Kabul - A Kabul television station attacked by gunmen on Tuesday was back on the air after Afghan security forces brought the deadly assault to an end."The attack has ended.

'They cannot silence us': Kabul TV station back on air moments after attack

Kabul - A defiant Kabul TV station was back on the air Tuesday moments after the end of an attack by gunmen who had stormed the broadcaster, killing at least one person and leaving two dozen wounded.

Gunmen storm Kabul TV station in ongoing attack: employee

Kabul - Gunmen stormed a television station in Kabul Tuesday and many staff were still in the building, an employee told AFP, describing the attack as ongoing."I saw three attackers on security cameras entering the TV station building.

NATO probes claims of civilian casualties in Afghan airstrike

Kunduz - NATO's mission in Afghanistan was investigating claims Monday that civilians were killed or injured during a joint operation with Afghan troops over the weekend.

Afghan VP Dostum's bodyguards jailed five years for rape

Kabul - Seven of Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum's bodyguards convicted of the sexual assault and illegal imprisonment of a political rival have been sentenced to five years in jail, officials said Monday.

Afghan university sees first graduates in women's studies

Kabul - Afghanistan's first graduates in women's studies donned caps and gowns on Sunday to collect their unusual qualifications in the patriarchal country.
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