A Taliban suicide bomber and two gunmen attacked a Lebanese restaurant in Kabul that is popular with foreigners and affluent Afghans, killing 16 people, including foreigners dining inside and two other gunmen, officials said.
Afghanistan’s president has said he will not immediately sign a security deal with the United States, ignoring a recommendation by an assembly of Afghan elders and leaders that he do so by the end of the year.
A suicide bomber tore through the Afghan capital, killing at least six people near the site where thousands of elders are to gather next week to discuss a controversial security agreement with the United States, officials said.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has extended talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai over the contentious security deal to allow American troops to remain in the country after the Nato-led military mission ends next year.
A gunman has killed the head of the election commission in a northern Afghan province, local officials said.
Afghan officials have accused Nato of killing civilians in an airstrike that left at least 10 people dead in the country’s remote east.
Militants in Afghanistan have killed an Indian woman whose memoir about marrying an Afghan man and life under the Taliban was made into a Bollywood film, officials said.
Afghan officials say flash floods have killed at least 35 people in four eastern provinces, while an estimated 50 people are still missing.
Fourteen Afghan soldiers and 64 Taliban militants have been killed in fighting and roadside bombings across the country in the past 24 hours.
Eleven members of one family were killed when a minibus hit a bomb buried in the road in southern Afghanistan, officials said today.
The Afghan Taliban has said it is ready to hand over a US soldier held captive since 2009 in exchange for five of its senior operatives being held at Guantanamo Bay.
US officials say they will begin formal talks with the Taliban over Afghanistan at the group’s new Qatar office within days
Nato said three of its service members and one civilian working with the international coalition in Afghanistan have been killed in three separate attacks in the country’s east and south.
Two Afghan gunmen have killed a police commander and six of his men at a checkpoint in a remote district in the country’s south.
Conservative 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.
Five troops killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan are all American, a Nato official has confirmed.
Three 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.
Thirty 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.
A 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.
Ten children and two women are reported to have been killed in a Nato airstrike in eastern Afghanistan.
A suicide bomber has targeted a provincial governor’s convoy near a hospital in southern Afghanistan.
An American soldier was stabbed to death by an Afghan teenager as he played with a group of local children.
A roadside bomb has struck a car in southern Afghanistan, killing six civilians.
President 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.
The 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.
The US military is investigating the apparent suicide of a Navy SEAL commander in Afghanistan.
An Afghan policewoman has killed an American adviser at Kabul’s police headquarters.
Taliban representatives have said they do not insist on monopolising power in a post-conflict Afghanistan.
Afghan 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.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai has welcomed news that nearly half of Britain's troops will be withdrawn from the country next year.
The 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.
France has ended its combat operations in Afghanistan, fulfilling promises to end its role on a faster track than other Nato allies.
A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform has shot and killed a service member fighting with US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan, according to Nato.
A US general has been charged with sex crimes against five women, including four military subordinates and a civilian.
A roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan has killed a district police chief, officials said.
Two Nato troops have been killed in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan.
A suicide bomber has blown himself up outside a mosque in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 20 people and wounding 50.
At least eight people were killed today in attacks in southern Afghanistan, including one incident where a suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up at a local intelligence office, officials said.
The US military has confirmed the death of an American service member in eastern Afghanistan, bringing the number of American troops killed in Afghanistan in the long-running conflict to 2,000.
A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a mini-bus carrying foreign aviation workers to the airport in the Afghan capital early today, killing at least nine people in an attack a militant group said was revenge for an anti-Islam film that ridicules the Prophet Mohammed.
Formal control of Afghanistan's only large-scale US-run prison has been handed over to Kabul, even as disagreements between the two countries over the thousands of Taliban and terror suspects held there marred the transfer.
Authorities in Afghanistan say two bomb blasts near the governor’s compound in a western province have killed a 12-year-old boy and wounded 16 other civilians.
A suicide bomber has blown himself up near Nato headquarters in Kabul, killing at least six people, according to Afghan authorities.
Two suicide attackers, one driving a fuel tanker, blew themselves up near a US base in eastern Afghanistan today, killing at least 12 people.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai is moving to replace the country's intelligence chief and the ministers of defence and interior.
Two Nato service members have been killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, the international military coalition said today.
An Afghan policeman has opened fire on Nato soldiers in the fifth such attack in a week, but this time no-one was killed.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai has issued an ambitious list of government reforms that orders his ministries, prosecutors and judiciary to fight bribery, nepotism and cronyism.
A suicide bomber has blown himself up in a wedding hall in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 23 people including a prominent warlord-turned-politician and three Afghan security force officials, in an attack that deals a setback to efforts to unify the nation’s ethnic factions, Afghan officials said.
A suicide attacker blew himself up in a wedding hall in northern Afghanistan, killing more than 20 people, including Ahmad Khan Samangani, a well-known commander in northern Afghanistan who was also a member of parliament.
Two separate bombings in Afghanistan have killed a Nato service member as well as an official with the Afghan ministry of women’s affairs and her husband.
Afghanistan’s president has called on the Taliban to give up their weapons, saying that the group and its leader should join the political process.
Roadside bombs have killed 14 Afghan civilians, five policemen and one member of the US-led international military coalition in southern Afghanistan, Afghan and Nato authorities said today.
Barack Obama’s government declared Afghanistan the United States’ newest “major non-Nato ally” today.
A man in an Afghan army uniform has shot and wounded coalition troops in eastern Afghanistan, in the latest incident of an insider attack.
Three British soldiers have been killed by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform who shot them at a checkpoint.
Militants crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan and killed 13 Pakistani troops, beheading seven of them, the Pakistani military have charged.
Heavily armed Taliban insurgents have killed 18 people – most of them civilians - in an attack on a lakeside hotel just north of Kabul.
Afghan police say Taliban suicide bombers have attacked a lakeside hotel north of Kabul, and that militants armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades have taken hostages and are continuing to fight Afghan security forces there.
Seven attackers were killed today after storming a base of the Nato coalition in Kandahar province of southern Afghanistan.