UN: Coalition strikes kill 18 civilians in Afghanistan

UN inquiry concludes air strikes in Helmand's Sangin district killed at least 18 civilians, mostly women and children.


Suicide blast kills Afghan troops collecting pay

At least seven people killed in an attack outside a bank in Lashkar Gah as Afghan soldiers arrived to collect their pay.


Afghanistan: ICRC halts operations after workers killed

Red Cross suspends some activities in Afghanistan after gunmen attacked a convoy in Jowzjan and killed six staff.


Six aid workers killed in attack in Afghanistan

Jowzjan governor blames ISIL for deadly assault on convoy carrying supplies to snowstorm-hit areas in country's north.


Pakistan extends Afghan refugees' stay to end of 2017

Pakistani cabinet decides to push back Afghan refugees' legal right to stay in the country from March 31 to end of 2017.


Suicide bomb blast kills 20 at Kabul's Supreme Court

At least 20 people dead after suspected suicide bomber on foot targeted employees as they were exiting the building.


The mistakes Trump should not repeat in Afghanistan

Trump administration should revise key assumptions about Washington's approach to Afghanistan.

by Davood Moradian


Afghan civilian casualties at record high in 2016: UN

A total of 3,498 civilians killed and 7,920 wounded in 2016, in part due to increase in ISIL attacks and air raids.


Afghan diplomat shot dead inside Karachi consulate

Third secretary killed by a private security guard in Pakistan in what officials say appears to be a personal dispute.


Scores dead in heavy snowfall in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Houses collapse and roads close as massive avalanches hit eastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.


UN lifts sanctions on Hezb-i-Islami leader Hekmatyar

Hezb-i-Islami leader removed from UN sanctions list following the signing of a peace deal with the Afghan government.


US air raids hit Afghan Taliban after tunnel attack

Taliban attack on an army post led to intense fighting with Afghan forces in Helmand, causing deaths on both sides.


This is Taliban Country

In 2014 we reported from a Taliban stronghold, where armed fighters were patrolling the streets. What has changed since?


Six heroin labs destroyed in Afghan drug crackdown

Raids conducted in country that is not only a world leader in producing drugs, but also a leading consumer.

War & Conflict

The Afghans on the frontlines fighting the Taliban

We meet the last defenders of the city of Lashkar Gah, considered the gateway to the rest of the country.