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23 March 2017 14:19

Nearly a third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed groups, early marriage and other forms of exploitation, an aid group said Thursday. Save the Children said more than 400,000 Afghan children are expected to drop out of school this year due to growing instability and...

9 March 2017 23:01

  Pakistan has indefinitely shut down two border crossings with Afghanistan, after opening them briefly over the past two days. Pakistani official Niaz Mohammad, based in the northwestern border town of Torkham, said on Thursday that the border was closed again at 9.30 p.m. on Wednesday. “There is no clarity on when the border will be reopened," media outlets quoted the official as saying. He...

8 March 2017 9:45

  Suspected militants have attacked the diplomatic district in the Afghan capital of Kabul, entering the country’s largest military hospital near the US Embassy there. Gunmen attacked the Sardar Daud Khan Hospital near the US Embassy in Kabul on Wednesday. Disguised as medical personnel, they detonated explosives at the back of the hospital before entering it. Security forces have surrounded the hospital, where the...

1 March 2017 12:40

  In a daring push, bombers with the Taliban militant group have staged back-to-back attacks against separate highly-secured locations in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The attacks rocked a police precinct in western Kabul and the building of National Directorate of Security, which is Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, AFP reported. The first assault, which saw a bomber detonating explosive laid onto a vehicle, was followed by...

28 February 2017 13:04

  At least 11 Afghan policemen have been killed by a member of the Taliban militant group who had infiltrated the ranks of the police force in southern Afghanistan. The assault reportedly took place late on Monday night in the vicinity of the 2nd police district in Lashkargah City, the provincial capital of Helmand. Local media said a man in police uniform opened...

11 February 2017 11:10

  UK Defense Minister Michael Fallon says the government is shutting down a contentious seven-year-old investigation into claims of abuse by British forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT), which was set up by the UK government in 2010 to investigate allegations of abuse and torture by British soldiers, will close in the summer, Fallon said Friday. Fallon also...

6 February 2017 13:00

  An Afghan diplomat has been shot dead in the Afghan Consulate in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi. The consulate’s third secretary, Zaki Adu, was killed by a private guard, said police official Saqib Ismail on Monday. “The motive behind the killing is not clear yet,” Ismail said, adding that the guard, also an Afghan national, is in police custody. According to Deputy Inspector...

6 February 2017 12:50

  The United Nations (UN) has reported a rise in the civilian casualty toll in Afghanistan, which it says was caused by an increase in different forms of violence in the beleaguered country. The number of the civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan rose by three percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to the UN’s 2016 Annual Report on...

4 February 2017 11:38

  The three countries bearing the brunt of the global war against drugs - Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan - have met in Vienna. The three sides discussed joint border management on the sidelines of an international session on fighting narcotics.

26 January 2017 15:05

  At least 27 children have lost their lives due to freezing temperatures in northern Afghanistan, officials say. The children, all under the age of five, were killed in the remote district of Darzab in Jawzjan Province over the last two or three days, said District Governor Rahmatullah Hashar on Thursday, adding that roads in the district were blocked by a blanket...

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