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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.

UN voices 'serious concern' after Taliban attacks hit Kabul

Kabul - The UN has voiced "serious concern" about the Taliban's persistent threat after the group killed seven people in two suicide attacks in Kabul, including one targeting a play at a French-financed high school.

Seven dead as two suicide attacks rock Kabul

Kabul - Two Taliban suicide attacks hit Kabul on Thursday, one targeting a play at a French-financed school, killing at least seven people just as NATO forces are due to pull out of Afghanistan.

Taliban suicide blast kills six Afghan soldiers in Kabul

Kabul - A suicide bomber killed at least six Afghan soldiers in the suburbs of Kabul Thursday morning, officials said, the latest in a spate of Taliban attacks in the capital.

U.S. military's job 'not over' in Afghanistan

Jalalabad - Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Sunday told U.S. troops in Afghanistan their mission was not over as they shift to a scaled-back role training their Afghan counterparts.

Hagel confirms death of U.S. hostage in Yemen

Kabul - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday said that U.S. journalist Luke Somers was killed by militants during an operation aimed at freeing him from Al-Qaeda kidnappers in Yemen.

Additional 1,000 US troops to stay in Afghanistan, says Hagel

Kabul - An additional 1,000 US troops will remain in Afghanistan next year to meet a temporary shortfall in NATO forces, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday during a visit to Kabul.

Suicide attack at Afghan funeral kills nine: Police

Kunduz - A suicide attack at a funeral in northern Afghanistan killed at least nine people on Monday, officials said, underlining nationwide insecurity as NATO troops end their 13-year war this month.

Suicide attack at Afghan funeral kills nine

Kunduz - A suicide attack at a funeral in northern Afghanistan killed at least nine people on Monday, officials said, underlining nationwide insecurity as NATO troops end their 13-year war this month.

Taliban kill South African family in Kabul attack

Kabul - The latest Taliban strike in Kabul killed a South African father running an education charity and his two teenage children, a family spokeswoman said Sunday, as the city police chief resigned after a spate of attacks.

Kabul police chief resigns after spate of attacks

Kabul - Kabul's police chief resigned on Sunday, a spokesman said, after the Afghan capital was hit by at least nine militant attacks in the last two weeks with foreign compounds, embassy vehicles and US troops among those targeted.

Two dead as Taliban attack foreign compound in Kabul

Kabul - Taliban militants attacked a foreign compound in Kabul on Saturday, killing two employees in the latest strike to hit the Afghan capital during the final weeks of NATO's 13-year war against the insurgents.

Bollywood's Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years jail for blasphemy

Gilgit - Bollywood actress Veena Malik has expressed her anger at a 26-year jail term imposed on her by an Islamic court in Pakistan. Her "crime" was to appear on television in a mock-up wedding scene.

Taliban attack Kabul guesthouse and British embassy car

Kabul - Taliban militants attacked a foreign guesthouse in central Kabul on Thursday, hours after a suicide bomber targeted a British embassy vehicle in a blast that killed six people, triggering fears of spiralling unrest.

Op-Ed: Obama sees expanded role for US in Afghanistan in 2015

Washington - While US combat troops are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan at the end of this year, under an agreement signed by the new Afghan president Ashraf Ghani almost 10,000 troops will remain through 2015 at least.

Op-Ed: Executive's decisions make Kenya more vulnerable

Intelligence failure means preventive measures fail. Once intelligence fails, predicting preventive wars becomes impossible.
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