Suicide attack targeting Afghan MP kills three: officials

Kabul  – A suicide attacker targeting a prominent Afghan MP killed three people including a child and wounded seven others in Kabul Sunday, officials said, just days after Washington announced it would slow the withdrawal of US troops [...]

Afghan leader vows new chapter in US ties

Washington  – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani professed deep gratitude to the American people Wednesday for their service and sacrifice in a protracted war in Afghanistan, but warned of extremism’s persistent threat in a speech to [...]

Afghan president thanks American people in speech to Congress

Washington  – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday thanked “the people of the United States” for their service and sacrifice over a decade of war in Afghanistan in an address to the US Congress. “We owe a profound [...]

US slowing Afghan troop withdrawal damages peace prospects: Taliban

Kandahar (Afghanistan)  – US President Barack Obama’s decision to slow the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan will hamper peace efforts, the Taliban said Wednesday, vowing to continue fighting. Obama on Tuesday reversed [...]

Gunmen kill 13 bus passengers in Afghanistan

Kabul  – Gunmen killed 13 passengers travelling on a bus in Afghanistan on Tuesday, underlining the country’s fragile security situation as President Ashraf Ghani holds talks with the United States in Washington. The attack in [...]

Afghans protest at lynching of woman for allegedly burning Koran

Kabul  Hundreds of protesters shouting “Down with ignorance!” urged the Afghan government Tuesday to bring to justice the killers of a woman lynched by a mob for allegedly burning the Koran. Farkhunda, 27, was beaten with sticks [...]

Afghan president’s message to US troops: ‘Thank you’

Camp David  – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday expressed deep gratitude to US troops for their sacrifices in a visit that Washington hopes will mark a new chapter in relations with Kabul after years of friction. Speaking to soldiers [...]

Afghanistan will not be ‘a burden’ to US: Ghani

Washington  – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told US troops on Monday his country would always be grateful to them and promised his country would not be “a burden” to the United States. Speaking to a gathering of American [...]

Hundreds of Afghans bury woman beaten to death by mob

Kabul – Hundreds of people on Sunday attended the burial of an Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran. Authorities announced the suspension of 13 police officers as well [...]

Afghan president announces new ministers to complete cabinet

Kabul – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Saturday 16 new names to complete his cabinet nearly two months after parliament rejected two thirds of his proposed ministers. Nearly six months after Ghani’s inauguration and the [...]

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