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Floods threaten Jam minaret, 12th century Afghan gem

Floods threaten Jam minaret, 12th century Afghan gem

Deadly floods sweeping Afghanistan have put the celebrated minaret of Jam -- one of the country's most revered cultural, architectural and historical treasures -- at risk of collapse, an official warned Saturday.

US air strike kills at least 8 police in southern Afghanistan: official

US air strike kills at least 8 police in southern Afghanistan: official

A US air strike killed at least eight policeman in Afghanistan's Helmand province, a government official said on Friday, the latest casualties from a rise in air and ground operations against the Afghan Taliban.

QRCS distributes aid to displaced families in Afghanistan

QRCS distributes aid to displaced families in Afghanistan

Under the Warm Winter project for 2018-2019, Qatar Red Crescent Society’s (QRCS) mission in Afghanistan has distributed winterisation and food aid to 4,125 displaced families in three Afghan provinces.

Loud explosion rattles Kabul, casualties feared

Loud explosion rattles Kabul, casualties feared

A large blast rocked central Kabul Wednesday, officials confirmed, sending a plume of black smoke over the city in the latest explosion to hit the war-torn city and as Afghanistan observes the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Taliban suicide bomber, gunmen attack police headquarters in northern Afghanistan

Taliban suicide bomber, gunmen attack police headquarters in northern Afghanistan

A Taliban fighter driving a Humvee packed with explosives blew himself up outside a police headquarters in the northern Afghan city of Pul-e-Khumri and other fighters opened fire on security forces there

More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents: UN

More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents: UN

Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, a UN report released Wednesday revealed.

Afghan women go online to set #myredline for peace

Afghan women go online to set #myredline for peace

Kobra Samim, who rides for Afghanistan's national cycling team, wrote on Facebook that women's participation in sport is her ‘red line’ as the US tries to forge a peace deal with the Taliban.

Afghan communications ministry attacked, seven killed

Afghan communications ministry attacked, seven killed

At least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday

Two girls' schools destroyed in western Afghanistan

Two girls' schools destroyed in western Afghanistan

Two girls' schools have been destroyed in Afghanistan's western province of Farah, officials said on Tuesday.

Taliban kill 12 Afghan security forces in western Afghanistan

Taliban kill 12 Afghan security forces in western Afghanistan

Taliban fighters have killed 12 security forces in the last 48 hours in clashes in Afghanistan's western province of Badghis, the defence ministry said Monday.

Double blast kills three people, injures 20 in east Afghanistan

Double blast kills three people, injures 20 in east Afghanistan

Twin explosions on Saturday in the eastern Afghanistan city of Jalalabad killed three people and injured 20 others, local officials said.

At least 19 killed by Taliban attacks in Afghanistan

At least 19 killed by Taliban attacks in Afghanistan

At least 19 security forces were killed in a series of Taliban attacks in the provinces Badghis and Sar-e Pul, officials said on Monday.