Saturday 18 May, 2013 17:03:12Conservative religious politicians in Afghanistan blocked legislation today aimed at strengthening provisions for women’s freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience.
Saturday 04 May, 2013 16:16:11Five troops killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan are all American, a Nato official has confirmed.
Wednesday 01 May, 2013 07:32:36Three soldiers killed in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan yesterday have been confirmed as British by the Ministry of Defence. Their next of kin have been informed.
Friday 26 April, 2013 09:56:47Thirty people on board a bus were killed when their vehicle crashed into the wreckage of a truck that had been attacked by Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan, officials said.
Monday 22 April, 2013 09:51:47A helicopter owned by an Afghan company made an emergency landing in a Taliban-controlled area of eastern Afghanistan and the insurgents took all nine people on board hostage, officials said today.
Sunday 07 April, 2013 14:27:04Ten children and two women are reported to have been killed in a Nato airstrike in eastern Afghanistan.
Saturday 06 April, 2013 09:46:11A suicide bomber has targeted a provincial governor’s convoy near a hospital in southern Afghanistan.
Monday 01 April, 2013 14:03:50An American soldier was stabbed to death by an Afghan teenager as he played with a group of local children.
Saturday 09 February, 2013 11:05:07A roadside bomb has struck a car in southern Afghanistan, killing six civilians.
Friday 11 January, 2013 19:27:38President Barack Obama and Afghan president Hamid Karzai have agreed to speed up the schedule for moving Afghanistan’s security forces into the lead across the country, with US troops shifting fully to a support role.
Wednesday 09 January, 2013 14:18:56The US has signalled it might not leave any troops in Afghanistan after its pull out, in spite of the Pentagon claiming thousands may be needed to contain al-Qaida.
Monday 24 December, 2012 09:20:17The US military is investigating the apparent suicide of a Navy SEAL commander in Afghanistan.
Monday 24 December, 2012 07:53:30An Afghan policewoman has killed an American adviser at Kabul’s police headquarters.
Sunday 23 December, 2012 16:57:48Taliban representatives have said they do not insist on monopolising power in a post-conflict Afghanistan.
Thursday 20 December, 2012 07:57:47Afghan officials are meeting Taliban rebels and envoys from another Islamist militant group near Paris, looking beyond Afghanistan's uprising to a future long after international forces have returned home.
Thursday 20 December, 2012 07:54:04Afghan president Hamid Karzai has welcomed news that nearly half of Britain's troops will be withdrawn from the country next year.
Monday 10 December, 2012 18:49:45The Taliban will attend a meeting in France to talk about Afghanistan's future but will not discuss peace and reconciliation, the militant group's spokesman has said.
Tuesday 20 November, 2012 14:21:20France has ended its combat operations in Afghanistan, fulfilling promises to end its role on a faster track than other Nato allies.
Sunday 11 November, 2012 16:09:58A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform has shot and killed a service member fighting with US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan, according to Nato.
Monday 05 November, 2012 14:58:18A US general has been charged with sex crimes against five women, including four military subordinates and a civilian.
Saturday 03 November, 2012 10:54:40A roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan has killed a district police chief, officials said.