Afghanistan

US strike targeting Taliban commander causes civilian casualties

Mullah Nangyalay was killed but local officials say the attack also hit dozens of innocent bystanders.

US strike targeting Taliban commander causes civilian casualties

Afghanistan

Afghanistan fears violence in region after Soleimani's killing

The war-torn country called on Iran and the US to prevent conflict escalation.

Afghanistan fears violence in region after Soleimani's killing

Afghanistan

Taliban attacks kill more than 20 Afghan security forces

In fresh wave of violence, Taliban kills security forces in country's north, underscoring group's strengthened position.

Taliban attacks kill more than 20 Afghan security forces

Afghanistan

Kabul: 17 killed due to hazardous levels of air pollution

Officials have been cracking down on local businesses thought to be the main contributors to air pollution in Kabul.

Kabul: 17 killed due to hazardous levels of air pollution

Pollution

How Afghan officials are tackling Kabul's 'hazardous' pollution

Authorities launch crackdown on local businesses thought to be the main contributors to air pollution in capital city.

How Afghan officials are tackling Kabul's 'hazardous' pollution

Conflict

Three-fold rise in attacks on children in war areas since 2010

UN verifies 170,000 violations against children, including killing, in conflicts in 10 years - equivalent of 45 a day.

Three-fold rise in attacks on children in war areas since 2010

Afghanistan

Taliban attack kills 17 local fighters in northern Afghanistan

The attack came as Taliban officials hinted at a possibility of a countrywide ceasefire.

Taliban attack kills 17 local fighters in northern Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Taliban attack on Afghanistan army base kills 10 soldiers

Four others wounded as Taliban fighters dig tunnel before attacking military compound in the southern Helmand province.

Taliban attack on Afghanistan army base kills 10 soldiers

Conflict

Why 2019 was Afghanistan's best and worst year since US invasion

While the country came closest ever to peace in its 18 years of war, this year also saw unprecedented violence.

Why 2019 was Afghanistan's best and worst year since US invasion

AJ Impact

India's internet shutdowns costing mobile carriers big money

Protests over India's new citizenship law is costing mobile companies $350,000 every hour: Lobby group.

India's internet shutdowns costing mobile carriers big money

Afghanistan

Afghan official says Taliban abducted dozens of peace activists

The activists were travelling from Herat to Farah when their convoy was stopped by Taliban, says provincial governor.

Afghan official says Taliban abducted dozens of peace activists

Afghanistan

At least seven Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack

Afghan defence ministry says fighters attacked joint military base in Dawlatabad district of Balkh province.

At least seven Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack

Opinion

The Afghan war: A failure made in the USA

The US-made mess in Afghanistan has much to do with its failed policies and shoot-first-ask-questions-later attitude.

Ahsan I Butt

by Ahsan I Butt

Ahsan I Butt

Assam

Indian states propose land rights amid fears over citizenship law

Assam and West Bengal vow to protect land rights of indigenous people and refugees amid protests against the new law.

Indian states propose land rights amid fears over citizenship law

Afghanistan

US soldier killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

US military statement does not identify serviceman as per protocol, as Taliban claim attack in Kunduz province.

US soldier killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan