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Taliban Retake Key District in Afghanistan Click Here to Open in a New Window
The fall of Sangin district, once considered the deadliest battlefield for British and U.S. troops in Afghanistan, comes amid the insurgents year-long push to expand their footprint in the Taliban he
US Forces Vow to Defeat Islamic State in Afghanistan This Year Click Here to Open in a New Window
U.S. forces in Afghanistan are upping the fight against an expanding Islamic State offshoot based near the Afghan-Pakistan border and are determined to defeat the extremist group in the country this y
Barber-turned-rapper Crowned 'Afghan Star' in Talent Show Click Here to Open in a New Window
KABUL - A barber-turned-rapper has been crowned the winner of an Afghan talent show that offered its audience some relief from daily stories of insurgents and suicide bombs. Sayed Jamal Mubarez, fro
Pakistani Militant Commander Reportedly Killed in US Drone Strike Click Here to Open in a New Window
U.S. officials did not respond to a VOA request seeking comment. The Pentagon routinely does not comment on drone strikes in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Masterminded suicide attacks T
Pakistan to Reinstate Military Courts for 2 More Years Click Here to Open in a New Window
The Pakistani government has a responsibility to prosecute those committing violent attacks, but secret, rights-violating military courts raise serious questions as to whether justice is being done,
UN: Conditions in Afghanistan Deteriorating, Kids at Great Risk Click Here to Open in a New Window
GENEVA - The United Nations reports humanitarian conditions in Afghanistan are deteriorating, with children at great risk of dying at an early age from lack of health care and proper nutrition. The
British Mediation Helps Ease Afghanistan's Tensions with Pakistan Click Here to Open in a New Window
The minister was referring to his governments decision on Monday to open the border crossings with landlocked Afghanistan, a month after they were closed. Islamabad had justified the move by saying A
Afghan Official: Attack Kills 6 From Intelligence Service Click Here to Open in a New Window
KABUL - A suicide car bomber targeted an Afghan forces checkpoint in southern Helmand province, killing at least six members of an intelligence service unit, an Afghan official said Tuesday. Accord
Ireland beat Afghanistan by three wickets Click Here to Open in a New Window
Medium-pacer OBrien first took four for 26 to help restrict Afghanistan to 220 all out, and then returned to resume his innings in the chase - after retiring hurt on just nine - to finish unbeaten on
Afghan cop kills nine colleagues at Kunduz Check Post Click Here to Open in a New Window
Kabul [Afghanistan], Mar. 23 (ANI): A local police officer killed nine of his colleagues at a check post in northern Kunduz province late on Wednesday night. The incident took place after the assailan
Policeman kills his 9 comrades in an insider attack in North of Afghanistan Click Here to Open in a New Window
A policeman killed nine of his comrades in an insider attack in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, local officials said Thursday. The incident took place late on Wednesday night after
American woman supporting Afghans for 38 years granted citizenship Click Here to Open in a New Window
An American woman supporting the Afghan people for the past 38 years has been awarded citizenship by the Afghan government. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said President Ghani gra
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