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A gun battle between security forces and Taliban militants in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province left 17 insurgents dead, provincial Governor Shah Waliullah Adeen said Thursday.
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Emirates' new service was greeted on its arrival in Kabul by a senior delegation of Afghan and airline officials, who were on hand to cut the celebratory cake's first slice.
Building on the conclusions and recommendations of ADB's Railway Development Study and with the objective to extend the now operational Hairatan to Mazar-e-Sharif Railway, the Government contemplates the construction of a railway heading west from Mazar-e-Sharif through Sheberghan and Andkhoy to Acqina to link with If proved feasible, the extension ... (more)
Corporal Andrew Garthwaite, who was wounded in Afghanistan, is fitted with a prosthetic arm that can be controlled by thoughts.
A court in Germany has dismissed a civil case brought by relatives of some of the 91 Afghans killed in a NATO airstrike four years ago.
In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey listens during an interview with The Associated Press at Bagram Airfield in Bagram, Afghanistan.
The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a hearing Wednesday to try to learn why so many things went wrong when an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport in July,... The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was "very ... (more)
A radical religious scholar known as the "Father of the Taliban" has issued a fatwa urging parents to immunise their children against polio and other fatal diseases, adding that vaccinations comply with Islamic law.
An explosion took place on a road close to Kabul's international airport Wednesday morning, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said.
KUNDUZ : Police in a remote northern Afghan village rescued a woman from being stoned to death after she was condemned by the Taliban for allegedly cheating on her husband, officials said Tuesday.
The Obama administration is 'nowhere near' deciding to pull out all troops from Afghanistan at the end of 2014, a top U.S. official said on Tuesday, despite mounting frustration President Hamid Karzai has not signed a security deal allowing the military to remain there after next year.
This Nov. 9, 2012 photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office shows Babar Ahmad, extradited in October 2012 with Syed Talha Ahsan to the United States from Britain on charges they supported terrorists in Afghanistan and Chechnya by operating websites to raise cash, recruit fighters and solicit items such as gas masks.
World leaders and joyous, singing South Africans have gathered to honor Nelson Mandela at a Soweto soccer stadium.