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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

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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

Sweden

Swedish activist stops flight from deporting Afghan man to 'hell'

Elin Ersson's refusal to sit down on a plane deporting a 52-year-old to Kabul could see her fined and jailed.

Swedish activist stops flight from deporting Afghan man to 'hell'

Afghanistan

Afghan capital hit by multiple explosions: reports

At least three people wounded after five explosions hit Kabul, local media reports.

Afghanistan: Kabul hit by multiple explosions

Opinion

What direction will Pakistan's foreign policy take after July 25?

Pakistan faces severe challenges in its relations with the US, Afghanistan and India.

Zahid Hussain

by Zahid Hussain

Zahid Hussain

Asia

Several dead in Kabul suicide blast as exiled VP Dostum returns

Afghan vice president unharmed after explosion hits while his supporters were gathered at airport entrance to greet him.

Taliban

US ready for direct talks with Afghan Taliban

Comment by senior US general follows increased diplomatic efforts to end the nearly 17-year war in Afghanistan.

US ready for direct talks with Afghan Taliban

Shorts

A woman's game: Nadia Nadim

'Give me a ball and I forget about most of the stuff going on around me.'

A woman's game: Nadia Nadim