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Music school hits right note for Kabul's street children

Kabul - Short and upright in his grey suit, Wahidullah enchants his audience as his fingers dance over the piano keys.

U.S. Afghan drone strike said to kill at least 15 civilians

U.S. drones attacked an area in eastern Nagarhar Province in Afghanistan where there has been a resurgence of activity by the Islamic State. The UN and some locals claim that at least 15 civilians were killed and another 13 wounded.

U.S. general claims 20 percent of Afghanistan contested

The Taliban and allies control about 10 percent of the population. However, another 20 percent is contested leaving the Afghan government with control of 70 percent of the population.

Afghanistan inks peace deal with warlord 'butcher of Kabul'

Kabul - Afghanistan Thursday signed a peace agreement with notorious warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, paving the way for him to make a political comeback despite a history of war crimes and after years in hiding.

US 'friendly fire' kills eight Afghan police

Kandahar - A US air raid has killed eight Afghan policemen who were battling the Taliban, officials said Monday, the first apparent "friendly fire" incident since American forces were given greater powers to strike at insurgents.

Afghanistan close to peace deal with notorious warlord

Kabul - Afghanistan is close to signing a peace agreement with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, President Ashraf Ghani said Monday, in a landmark accord that could pave the way for the notorious warlord's political return after years in hiding.

Afghans mark Eid with prayers for peace

Kabul - Millions of war-weary Afghans on Monday marked the Islamic festival of Eid-ul-Adha with prayers and feasting, hopeful of a brief respite from fighting that has seen record-breaking losses this year.

Taliban storm into southern Afghan city

Kandahar - The Taliban stormed into Tarin Kot Thursday, triggering heavy fighting around government buildings as panicked residents scrambled to flee the capital of southern Uruzgan province, the latest city to be targeted by insurgents.

Attack on CARE International in Kabul a war crime: Amnesty

Kabul - The militant attack on global charity CARE in Kabul constitutes a "war crime", Amnesty International said Tuesday, calling for an independent probe to bring the perpetrators to justice."The attack by an armed group on the aid agency CARE International....

Global charity attacked in deadly wave of Kabul violence

Kabul - Explosions rang out Tuesday during an hours-long attack on an international charity in Kabul, the latest assault in a wave of violence in the Afghan capital that has killed at least 24 people and wounded dozens.

Third blast after 24 killed in Kabul carnage

Kabul - A third massive explosion jolted central Kabul late Monday, hours after a Taliban double bombing killed at least 24 people and left 91 others wounded, in another day of carnage in the Afghan capital.

Twin Taliban blasts in Kabul kill 24, injure 91

Kabul - At least 24 people were killed and 91 wounded Monday in a Taliban double bombing near the defence ministry in central Kabul during rush hour, the latest assault on the Afghan capital.

Tax-exempt NATO, Afghan military fuel sold on open market

Kabul - Tax-exempt military fuel imported into Afghanistan is being sold on the open market, industry officials and a new anti-corruption report reveal, causing the government huge revenue losses as Kabul struggles to wean itself off foreign aid.

Kabul's once battle-scarred zoo roars back to life

Kabul - Its scarred lion Marjan was for years a symbol of Afghan survival.

Afghan road crash inferno leaves 35 dead

Kandahar - At least 35 people were killed on Sunday when a bus collided with a fuel tanker and burst into flames in southern Afghanistan, in the latest road accident in the war-torn country.

Lion of Panjshir's son ready to take up his Afghan destiny

Parwan - His first public appearance was at the tender age of 12, a tiny figure walking, head down in grief, beside his legendary father's coffin.

Abducted Australian aid worker freed in Afghanistan

Kabul - Afghan special forces have rescued a kidnapped Australian aid worker, officials said on Monday, four months after she was taken at gunpoint in the country's volatile east.

Terror and death: Survivors recount Kabul university attack

Kabul - Her voice quaking with emotion, law student Ghazia recalled the horror of coming face-to-face with a gunman who stormed the American University in Kabul, as her terrified classmates leapt out of second-floor windows to save themselves.

Hours-long attack on Kabul American university kills 12

Kabul - At least 12 people were killed after militants stormed the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, officials said Thursday, in a nearly 10-hour raid that prompted anguished pleas for help from trapped students.

Militants storm American University in Kabul

Kabul - Explosions and gunfire rang out as militants stormed the elite American University of Afghanistan in Kabul Wednesday, prompting desperate calls for help from students trapped inside classrooms, in the latest attack in the Afghan capital.
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