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2 suicide bombings end 3 days of peace in Afghanistan<p>Speeding taxi runs into crowd of tourists on Moscow sidewalk<p>Children watching the World Cup …

Afghanistan civilian casualties up sharply this year, U.N. says

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan grew by almost 25% in the first half of this year as Afghan forces assumed more responsibility for the nation's security, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday.<p>The increase reversed a decline last year that many …

Afghanistan

Afghan negotiator says Taliban must lay down arms before talks can begin

Stalled Afghan peace talks cannot begin in Qatar until the Taliban gives up its campaign of terrorism, according to one of President Hamid Karzai's chief negotiators, dealing a potentially fatal blow to hopes of a settlement.<p>Last month American efforts to kick-start the peace process failed when …

Taliban kill eight travelling to jobs at US base in Afghanistan

Gunmen shot dead eight Afghan civilians on their way to work at an American military base south of Kabul on Thursday morning, according to local officials.<p>It is the deadliest attack so far during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, which began last week, and a reminder of the way insurgents target …

A Scrappy Afghan Radio Station Faces a Shaky Future After U.S. Troops Leave

It was the first broadcast station in Panjshir, but now Radio Khorasan is fading fast.<p>(Matt Sienkiewicz)<p>Today, the Panjshir Valley is quiet. Once the heart of Afghan resistance against both Soviet invasion and the Taliban takeover, the valley now stands in peaceful contradiction to its war-torn …

UK forces in Afghanistan begin vast equipment salvage operation

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/994000/994492_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524657555_8e6e136143589b6be7bc26cc9934dbc4<p><b>It is a car-wash with a difference. In 46.9C heat, British troops at the vehicle wash-down at Camp Bastion use pressure hoses to wash away the dust of</b> …

Despite Repeated Tries, Afghan Peace Efforts Still Sputter

The U.S. has been pushing the Taliban and the Afghan government to find a political solution for the past year and a half. But every time it seems the parties are close to starting peace talks, a new demand or controversy arises and nothing happens.<p>In the latest attempt, the Taliban finally opened …

UK forces in Helmand 'made matters worse', says report

Under intense pressure from British and US troops, the Taliban have been demoralised and put on the back foot in the Afghan province of Helmand; yet …

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The Eiffel Tower will soon be surrounded with bulletproof glass walls<p>Ship carrying hundreds of migrants, rejected by Italy, set to dock in Spain<p>South …

Afghan judges free three jailed for torture of child bride Sahar Gul

Human rights activists have warned of an new assault on women's rights in Afghanistan after judges and prosecutors allowed the early release of three …

Toxic trash threatens Marines in Afghanistan, government report shows

Military leaders may be endangering the health of 13,500 Marines and civilians at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan by burning toxic trash in an open-air pit while choosing not to safely dispose of the waste inside four new, on-base incinerators that cost $11.5 million, says a government report …

U.S. Blew $34 Million on Unused Afghan Facility Now Likely to Be Torn Down

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In May 2010, military commanders decided that a proposed command center in Afghanistan's Helmand …

The Afghanistan Negotiations Are Not Going Well

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just when it seemed like all the sides were ready to come together to finally end the Afghanistan …

Briton killed in Afghan suicide bomb attack

A British national was killed on Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan, the Foreign Office said.<p>The truck bomb killed at least seven people …

Why Is It So Hard to Negotiate With the Taliban?

An interview on why peace in Afghanistan has proven so elusive.<p>It was meant to be a breakthrough in the long and troubled path toward peace in Afghanistan. But when the Taliban opened an office in Qatar last week and said it was ready to talk to the United States, the move immediately stalled -- …

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Afghan forces end Kabul airport attack

A coordinated suicide and grenade attack on the Kabul airport has ended with all seven attackers being killed, the Afghan interior ministry has said.<p>The Taliban earlier claimed responsibility for the pre-dawn attack on Monday, telling Al Jazeera that the target was the military airport.<p>"There were …

Taliban accused of beheading Afghan children

Afghan authorities have accused Taliban fighters of beheading two children as a warning to villagers not to cooperate with the Kabul government, but Taliban leaders deny the charges.<p>The boys, aged 10 and 16, were beheaded on Sunday in the southern province of Kandahar after they collected left-over …

Taliban attack Kabul military airport

Taliban fighters have showered Kabul's military airport with rockets in a show of force that caused no casualties but was a reminder of the group's …

Karzai: American Foreign Policy Caused 9/11

This time he's calling out the U.S. for its fight against the Soviets in the 80s. In that decade, Washington armed the Taliban and funded the building of Madrassas in order to secure victory.<p>For Karzai though, and many in Afghanistan, the success quickly turned into a fail.<p>According to the Afghan …

How America Lost Its Nerve Abroad

Policymakers used to believe in a forceful projection of American authority. But after debacles in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, they are turning inward.<p>KABUL, Afghanistan -- Much as Baghdad once did, this city feels like an outpost of American imperialism. There's the familiar "green zone," the …