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Asia

Afghan army makes significant gains against Taliban in Ghazni

Advances came after at least 400 people, including many civilians, were killed in fighting over the city 150km south of capital Kabul.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Dozens of security forces killed in Taliban attack

At least 40 soldiers and police killed in major assault on a base in Baghlan in the latest Taliban onslaught.

Afghanistan: Dozens of security forces killed in Taliban attack

Afghanistan

Battle rages on for strategic Afghan city of Ghazni

Fighting enters a fifth day as desperate civilians flee to safety from the besieged eastern city.

'We won't survive': Residents speak of ongoing battle in Ghazni

War & Conflict

UN report: 20,000-30,000 ISIL fighters left in Iraq and Syria

Report by UN sanctions monitors says up to 30,000 ISIL fighters still remain despite the armed group's defeat.

UN report: 20,000-30,000 ISIL fighters left in Iraq and Syria

Afghanistan

Afghanistan: 20 civilians, 100 security forces killed in Ghazni

Reinforcements are being sent to aid Afghan forces as they continue to battle the Taliban for control of Ghazni city.

Afghanistan

Dozens reported killed as battle for Ghazni intensifies

Residents and local officials say Taliban fighters captured much of the key city, but the army claims to be in control.

Heavy fighting in Ghazni as Afghan forces battle Taliban

Afghanistan

Thirty-five candidates barred from Afghan October vote

The country's top electoral body issues list of banned candidates, accused of having ties to illegal armed groups.

Afghanistan: Electoral body bars 35 candidates from October vote

Afghanistan

Dozens dead as Taliban attacks Afghanistan's Ghazni

At least 39 fighters and 14 soldiers killed in clashes after armed group entered strategic city near Kabul overnight.

Dozens dead as Taliban attacks Afghanistan's Ghazni

Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber kills 3 NATO troops

Three Czech service members killed in suicide bomb attack on NATO patrol in Parwan province.

Afghanistan: Taliban suicide bomber kills NATO troops in Parwan

Afghanistan

Worshippers killed in Afghanistan mosque attack

At least 25 people killed and 81 wounded in attack targeting Shia worshippers in Paktia province, local officials say.

Afghanistan: Dozens killed in bomb and gun attack on Shia mosque

Scotland

Why are two Pashtuns on hunger strike in Scotland?

Anger and concern as private contractor Serco plans to evict 330 people from their Glasgow homes by changing the locks.

Afghan asylum seekers on hunger-strike protest against eviction

Ashraf Ghani

Afghanistan to hold presidential elections in April next year

Election body says security and funding will present the biggest challenge to the poll to be held on April 20, 2019.

Afghanistan to hold presidential elections in April next year

Afghanistan

15 killed as gunmen storm Afghan government building

Dozens of people taken hostage in Jalalabad during hours-long armed standoff between attackers and government forces.

Afghanistan

Casualties as gunmen attack midwife training school

Officials say gun battle between attackers and security forces ends inside midwife training facility in Jalalabad.

Afghanistan: Gunmen storm Jalalabad medical building

Afghanistan

Deaths as Taliban targets Afghan intelligence convoy

At least five people killed in the attack on Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security in Kabul.

Deaths as Taliban targets Afghan intelligence convoy